Means "hero" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit वीर (vira).
Alternate transcription of Russian Прокопий (see PROKOPIY).... Read
Limburgish form of RAYNER.
French diminutive of BERTHA.
Meaning unknown, possibly from an uncertain Persian element combined with Turkish ay meaning "moon, month".... Read
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.... Read
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably intended to be from Germanic beraht "bright". This is the title character in a comic strip by Scott Adams.... Read
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
Greek form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).... Read
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
From Sino-Korean 正 (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" and 勛 (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank", as well as other hanja character combinations.... Read
Polish form of APOLLINARIS.
Asturian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
Swedish diminutive of ROLF.
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.... Read
French form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology Loviatar, also known as Louhi, was a goddess of death and plague.... Read
Old Germanic form of EMMELINE.
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".... Read
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, king of Alba Longa, but was eventually deposed by Numitor's grandsons Romulus and Remus.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ιπποκρατης (Hippokrates) meaning "horse power", derived from the elements ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek doctor who is known as the Father of Medicine.... Read
Anglicized form of UILLEAG.
Derived from Finnish ilma "air". Ilmarinen is an immortal smith in Finnish mythology, the creator of the sky and the magic mill known as the Sampo. He is one of the main characters in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.... Read
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
Portuguese diminutive of JOÃO.
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".... Read
Italian and Spanish form of CLAUDIUS.
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.... Read
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and mari "famous".... Read
From an English surname that was derived from a place name, which possibly meant either "dairy town" or "ditch town" in Old English.... Read
Combination of HEIDE and MARIE.
Possibly a shortened form of SANTIAGO. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχη (didache) "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain. Other famous bearers of this name include Mexican... Read
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.... Read
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend this was the name of a Sabine woman who became the wife of Romulus.... Read
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
From Romanian codru meaning "forest", a word of uncertain origin.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear". This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the... Read
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
Alternate transcription of Arabic سهيل (see SUHAIL).... Read
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.... Read
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.... Read
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.... Read
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.... Read
From an occupational English surname meaning "doorkeeper", ultimately from Old French porte "door", from Latin porta.... Read
Short form of PANTELEIMON.
From Yiddish ליבע (libe) meaning "love".... Read
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
Means "daystar" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.... Read
Short form of MICHAEL. This name has become a slang term for an Irishman.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Зиновий (see ZINOVIY).... Read
Meaning uncertain, possibly a feminine form of DANIEL. It is found in Lithuania from at least 14th century, being borne by a sister of Vytautas the Great.... Read
Possibly means either "thankful" or "he will judge" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a minor character in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "lightning has struck" in Mohawk. This was the name of an 18th-century Mohawk chief, also called John Deseronto.... Read
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
From Sino-Korean 俊 (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with 舒 (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" or 瑞 (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon), which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his... Read
Polish form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
Roman cognomen that was derived from MAXIMUS.
Hungarian and Swedish form of EDITH.
Italian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).... Read
From a term referring to enlightenment in Buddhism, derived from Sanskrit बोधि (bodhi).... Read
Means "dot" in Slovene. This is the Slovene name for Pippi Longstocking, Pika Nogavička.... Read
From Japanese 拓 (hiraku) meaning "expand, open, support". Other kanji can also form this name.... Read
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal".... Read
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "power, rule".... Read