Russian form of the Greek name Ευφεμιος (Euphemios), the masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy... Read
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
Italian form of NATHANAEL.
French variant of ASTRID.
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
French form of LAURENTINUS.
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
Alternate transcription of Armenian Լուսինե (see LUSINE).... Read
Form of RUTH (1) in several languages.
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
Variant of HIRAM. This name was borne by Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), an early leader within the Mormon Church.... Read
Scottish diminutive of ANDREW.
From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.... Read
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.... Read
German variant form of KATHERINE.
Portuguese form of VIRGIL.
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
Means "buffalo hump" in Comanche. This name was borne by a 19th-century war chief of the Penateka Comanche.... Read
Modern Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
Western Armenian transcription of HAKOB.
Short form of JOSEFIEN and other names ending with a similar sound.... Read
From Lakota tȟašuŋke meaning "his horse". This forms the first part of the name of Tasunka Witko (1840-1877), translated as Crazy Horse, a Lakota war leader.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name BRIAN.... Read
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund "war" and salv, of unknown meaning.... Read
Means "eyelashes" in Persian.
Romanian form of ISAAC, as well as a Swedish variant form.... Read
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
Swedish and Danish variant of LOUIE.
Diminutive of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).... Read
From an English surname, a variant of BROOK.
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".... Read
Old Germanic form of MATILDA.
Portuguese and Spanish form of HAMILCAR.
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
From the Old English name Æbbe, meaning unknown, perhaps a contracted form of a longer name. Saint Ebba was a 7th-century daughter of King Æthelfrith of Bernicia and the founder of monasteries in Scotland. Another saint named Ebba was a 9th-century abbess and martyr who mutilated her own face so... Read
From a surname that was originally from an English place name, itself derived from Old English wad "woad" (a plant that produces a blue dye) and hyll "hill".... Read
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
From the Hebrew name יִשַׁי (Yishai), which possibly means "gift". In the Old Testament Jesse is the father of King David. It began to be used as an English given name after the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Jesse James (1847-1882), an American outlaw who held up banks and... Read
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.... Read
Means "truth" in Turkish.
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
Czech and Slovak form of THOMAS.
From a Scottish surname that was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was... Read
From a French surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).... Read
Russian form of ANGELINA.
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
Italian form of VICTORINUS.
Lithuanian form of FRANCIS.
From Japanese 彩 (aya) meaning "colour", 綾 (aya) meaning "design" or 絢 (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with 音 (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Possibly a form of the Arabic surname الجيلاني (al-Jilani), notably borne by the 12th-century Persian Sufi leader Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (or Abdul Qadir Gilani), indicating he came from the town of Gilan near Baghdad.... Read
From the Hebrew name עֵשָׂו ('Esaw), which possibly meant "hairy". In the Old Testament Esau is the elder of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. Once when he was very hungry he sold his birthright to his twin Jacob for a bowl of stew. Later Jacob disguised himself as... Read
French form of CLEOPATRA.
Short form of ALEKSANDER.
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.... Read
Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.... Read
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word meaning "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic name element hari meaning "army, warrior".... [more]... Read
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO.
Form of EDWARD in various languages.
Variant of LORRAINE influenced by the spelling of LAURA.... Read
Means "intelligence, wisdom" in Thai.
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian form of GREGORY. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).... Read
Portuguese variant form of DENIS.
Portuguese form of ELEUTHERIUS.