Means "beautiful" in French. It has been occasionally used as an American given name since the late 19th century. It appears in Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) as the name of Ashley and Melanie's son.
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".... Read
Slovene diminutive of MARIJA.
From an English surname of unknown meaning. It was introduced as a given name by American author Zane Grey (1872-1939). Zane was in fact his middle name - it had been his mother's maiden name.... Read
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". In Greek legend she was the lover of Leander, who would swim across the Hellespont each night to meet her. He was killed on one such occasion when he got caught in a storm while in the water, and when Hero saw his... Read
Means "moist, tender, delicate" in Arabic.
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννης (see GIANNIS).... Read
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
Romanian diminutive of AURELIA.
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Hungarian form of RACHEL.
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.... Read
Feminine form of PETRONIUS.
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCIS.
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak, sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين (see ZAYN).... Read
From Japanese 伸 (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.... Read
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his... Read
Limburgish form of BRUNO.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).... Read
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.... Read
Armenian form of BALTHAZAR.
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and ชาย (chai) "man".... Read
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".... Read
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Ипатий (see IPATIY).... Read
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
Latinized form of Greek Αληκτω (Alekto), which was derived from αληκτος (alektos) "unceasing". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology.... Read
Form of AZAD in several languages.
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.... Read
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").... Read
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
Lithuanian form of WILLIAM.
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
Abbreviation of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.... Read
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
Romanian form of CLAUDIUS.
From an English surname of Old French origin meaning either "measure", originally denoting one who was an assayer, or "pledge", referring to a moneylender. It was popularized as a given name by a character from the book 'Pet Sematary' (1983) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1989).... Read
From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate". This was the name of nine popes and also several saints, including an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (originally named Winfrid) who is now regarded as the patron saint of that country. It came... Read
Norwegian and Danish variant form of CECILIA.
From Japanese 琴 (koto), which refers to a type of musical instrument similar to a harp, combined with 音 (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.... Read
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.... Read
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.... Read
Means "friend, brother" in Turkish. This name was borne by the 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.... Read
Feminine form of VĚNCESLAV.
From a Scottish surname that was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including 'Moby-Dick'.... Read
Means "asphodel flower" in Hebrew.
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
Derived from the Old English element eard "land" combined with wulf "wolf".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see IMTIYAZ).... Read
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
Dutch feminine form of CAREL.
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".... Read
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... Read
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.... Read
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.... Read
Combination of MARIA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' (1606).... Read
Roman cognomen meaning "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.... Read
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vǫr "vigilant, cautious".... Read
Feminine form of AQUILINUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.... Read
From Sino-Korean 慧 (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 惠 (hye) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with 珍 (jin) meaning "precious, rare". This name can be formed by a variety of other hanja character combinations as well.... Read