Old Germanic form of ANSELM.
Romanian feminine form of STYLIANOS.
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμια (see EFTHYMIA).... Read
Masculine and feminine diminutive of RICHARD.
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.... Read
Spanish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".... Read
Derived from the Gaelic phrase giolla Chríost meaning "servant of Christ".... Read
Portuguese form of PERPETUA.
Means "little girl" in Aramaic. The name is taken from the phrase talitha cumi meaning "little girl arise" spoken by Jesus in order to restore a young girl to life (see Mark 5:41).... Read
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.... Read
Form of ALEXANDER in several languages. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.... Read
From the Mongolian name Tsagadai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan, known as Chagatai in English.... Read
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".... Read
Modern Persian form of Avestan Sraosha meaning "obedience". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel), later equated with the angel Gabriel.... Read
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צְבִי (see TZVI).... Read
German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.... Read
Spanish form of THADDEUS.
Means "waited for, awaited" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.... Read
German feminine form of SVEN.
From Zulu imbali "flower" and hle "beautiful".
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
Turkmen form of SÜLEYMAN.
Means "my woman" from the Welsh prefix my "my" combined with banw "woman".... Read
Feminine form of RICHARD.
Lithuanian diminutive of LAIMA.
Old Danish form of PREBEN.
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.... Read
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
Hungarian form of ELIZABETH. This is the native name of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It was also borne by the infamous Erzsébet Báthory, a 16th-century countess and murderer.... Read
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
Latin form of Ioanna (see JOANNA).
English form of ÍÑIGO. It became well-known in Britain due to the 17th-century English architect Inigo Jones. He was named after his father, a Catholic who was named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola.... Read
Short form of ALBERT and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).... Read
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
Means "generous amount" in Finnish.
Variant of XENIA. This was occasionally adopted as a monastic name during the Byzantine era.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".... Read
Means "captain" in Hawaiian.
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el), which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were... Read
Form of ALFWIN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.... Read
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name Tata, of unknown origin.... Read
Possibly derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".... Read
Spanish feminine form of RUPERT.
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George... Read
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote 'Paradise Lost'.... Read
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
Means "lord of the full moon" from Sanskrit राका (raka) meaning "full moon" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".... Read
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress". Saint Milburga, the sister of Saint Mildred, was a daughter of a 7th-century Mercian king. She was supposedly in possession of magical powers.... Read
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
Alternate transcription of Arabic جابر (see JABIR).... Read
Means "melody" in Turkish.
Brazilian Portuguese variant form of REUBEN.
From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie in Polish. According to Slavic legend this was the name of the founder of the Polish people. A famous bearer was the Polish president Lech Wałęsa (1943-).... Read