Means "kiss" in Turkish, from Persian بوسه (buseh).... Read
Czech and Slovak form of BOGUMIŁ.
Means "given by the cross" in Armenian.
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
Hungarian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.... Read
Means "very white" in Turkish.
Hungarian form of NICOLETTE.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지영 (see JI-YEONG).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حكيم (see HAKIM). A famous bearer is Nigerian-born former basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon (1963-).... Read
Latinized form of Greek ‘Αλκυονη (Halkyone), a variant of Αλκυονη (see ALCYONE).... Read
French form of ANASTASIA.
Germanic name derived from the element win meaning "friend".... Read
From Turkish alp "hero" and eren "holy person".
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
Danish variant of CHRISTIAN.
Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
Late Latin name derived from cara meaning "dear, beloved". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr. It is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, though in this case it means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo.... Read
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.... Read
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
Galician diminutive of MARIA.
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given... Read
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ALI (1).
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.... Read
From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), from ευ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek αδνος (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.... Read
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
Roman family name that was derived from MARCELLUS. Saint Marcellinus was a pope of the early 4th century who was supposedly martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.... Read
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
From Chinese 煌 (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or 凰 (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.... Read
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).... Read
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
Short form of LECHOSŁAWA.
Originally a Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element gild "sacrifice, value". It can also be a Dutch diminutive of WILLEM.... Read
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish מאַן (man) meaning "man".... Read
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDRA.
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.... Read
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of an English town, itself meaning "settlement belonging to WASSA's people". The given name is usually given in honour of George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States.... Read
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant... Read
Old English name derived from the elements glæd "bright" and wine "friend". This name was not actually recorded in the Old English era, though it is attested starting in the 11th century.... Read
Portuguese form of YVONNE.
Old Germanic form of WENDELIN.
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
Turkish variant of FATMA.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 浩司 or 浩二 or 康二 or 幸次 or 光司 (see KOUJI).... Read
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".... Read
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.... Read
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
Hungarian and Slovak form of THERESA.
Scottish form of GREGORY.
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements bjǫrn "bear" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".... Read
Armenian form of BALTHAZAR.
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.... Read
Form of RAPHAEL in various languages.
Scandinavian, Finnish and Estonian form of ERASMUS.... Read
Means "noble, gracious" in Finnish.
Polish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
Possibly a short form of DOROTĖJA.
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.... Read
Hungarian form of DOMINIC.
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
Form of ALBINUS in several languages.
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχιος (Eutychios), a variant of Eutychos (see EUTYCHUS). This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.... Read
Spanish form of GERMANUS.