Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".... Read
Means "eyelashes" in Persian.
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".... Read
Possibly a derivative of CLARA.
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it... Read
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.... Read
Spanish form of HERACLIUS.
Latinized form of EUSEBIOS. This was the name of a 4th-century historian of the Christian church.... Read
Means "distinguished" in Arabic.
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).... Read
Alternate transcription of Bengali বিজয় (see BIJAY).... Read
Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
Feminine form of Eutropios (see EUTROPIUS).
Portuguese form of Ovidius (see OVID).
Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning "flame, fire".... Read
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), it is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.... Read
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.... Read
Means "God has loved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of the two elders who prophesizes in the Israelite camp.... Read
Catalan form of FERDINAND.
Diminutive or feminine form of CHARLES. A famous bearer is Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles Schulz.... Read
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
From Japanese 緑 (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that have the same pronunciation.... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 涼 or 遼 or 諒 (see RYOU).... Read
Means "loyalty" in Chamorro, derived from Spanish amistad "friendship".... Read
Russian form of RUTH (1).
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
From the English word royal, derived (via Old French) from Latin regalis, a derivative of rex "king". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century.... Read
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Anglicized form of CATHÁN.
Means "royal fortress" from Old English cyne "royal" and burg "fortress". Saint Cyneburga, a daughter of a king of Mercia, was the founder of an abbey at Gloucester in the 7th century.... Read
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).... Read
Old Germanic form of GASTON.
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see MUHAMMAD).... Read
Latvian form of REINHARD.
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".... Read
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
Scandinavian variant of MARIANNE.
Hungarian form of MILENA.
From Ιαιρος (Iairos), the Greek form of JAIR used in the New Testament, where it belongs to the father of a young girl brought back to life by Jesus.... Read
From Japanese 伸 (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.... Read
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.... Read
From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul.... [more]... Read
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.... Read
Portuguese form of OLEGARIO.
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιφορος (Onesiphoros), which meant "bringing advantage, beneficial". This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's second epistle to Timothy in the New Testament. According to tradition he was martyred by being tied to horses and then torn apart.... Read
Slovene and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
Means "peppery" in Esperanto.
Means "rose" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.... Read
Means "lovable" in Basque.
From Sino-Vietnamese 瓊 (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".... Read
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN).... Read
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.... Read
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).... Read
Modern Greek transcription of MICHAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see MIKHAIL).... Read
Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
French form of SCHOLASTICA.
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
Old Swedish form of Hallsteinn (see HALSTEIN).