Short form of WILLIAM. This spelling was first used in the 19th century. The change in the initial consonant may have been influenced by an earlier Irish pronunciation of the name. Famous bearers include basketball player Bill Russell (1934-), comedian Bill Cosby (1937-), American president Bill Clinton (1946-), and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (1955-).

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SANNE FEMALE
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
FIORENZO MALE
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
QUANAH MALE
Means "fragrant" in Comanche. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Comanche.... Read
MIKHA'EL MALE
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
JESUS MALE
English form of Ιησους (Iesous), which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a). Yeshu'a is itself a contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion. The... Read
AURICĂ MALE
Romanian diminutive of AUREL.
ZACK MALE
Short form of ZACHARY.
JEAN-PIERRE MALE
Combination of JEAN (1) and PIERRE.
HELI (2) FEMALE
Diminutive of HELENA.
GRANT MALE
From an English and Scottish surname that was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given... Read
MILAN MALE
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.... Read
MATTY (1) MALE
Diminutive of MATTHEW.
CHÂU FEMALE
From Sino-Vietnamese 珠 (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".... Read
NIUSHA FEMALE
Means "good listener" in Persian.
REN MALE
From Japanese 蓮 (ren) meaning "lotus", 恋 (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
GWLADUS FEMALE
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
NOÊMIA FEMALE
Brazilian Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
ERDOĞAN MALE
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".... Read
SHERISSE FEMALE
Variant of CHARISSE.
ELIAN MALE
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.... Read
MŚCISŁAW MALE
Polish form of MSTISLAV.
MAËLLE FEMALE
French feminine form of MAËL.
RAFA'EL MALE
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.... Read
RUAIRI MALE
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
PIRITTA FEMALE
Finnish form of BIRGITTA.
OSBERT MALE
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorht "bright". After the Norman Conquest, this Old English name was merged with its Norman cognate. It was rare in the Middle Ages, and eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.... Read
FINDLAY MALE
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.... Read
ELISABETE FEMALE
Portuguese form of ELIZABETH. This more recent form is used alongside the traditional Portuguese form Isabel.... Read
GUNVOR FEMALE
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vǫr "vigilant, cautious".... Read
KAJ (2) FEMALE
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAJ (1)).... Read
CHARLINE FEMALE
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES.
ODELIA (2) FEMALE
Means "I will thank YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a modern Hebrew name probably inspired by ODELIA (1).... Read
MUHAMMAD MALE
Means "praised, commendable" in Arabic, derived from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first... Read
BRATOSLAV MALE
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
HENYE FEMALE
Yiddish variant of HANNAH.
LULJETA FEMALE
Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule "flower" and jetë "life".... Read
BONIFACY MALE
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
IMPI FEMALE
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.
RUPERT MALE
German variant form of ROBERT. The military commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a nephew of Charles I, introduced this name to England in the 17th century.... Read
ALEKSEJ MALE
Slovene form of ALEXIS.
KUSUMA MALE
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".... Read
ABELONE FEMALE
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
RHIANU FEMALE
Variant of RHIAN.
TARANIS MALE
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see THOR). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.... Read
PRIITA FEMALE
Finnish form of BRITA.
INGÓLFR MALE
Old Norse form of INGOLF.
ZUBIN MALE
Variant of ZHUBIN.
WIGBRAND MALE
Derived from the Germanic elements wig "war" and brand "sword".... Read
OLUWATOYIN MALE
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
PARIDE MALE
Italian form of PARIS (1).
AUGUSTO MALE
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
ING MALE
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.... Read
SHANE MALE
Anglicized form of SEÁN. It came into general use in America after the release of the western movie 'Shane' (1953).... Read
SANCHERIV MALE
Hebrew form of SENNACHERIB.
YEVHENIY MALE
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
HEKATE FEMALE
Greek form of HECATE.
HERAKLEIDES MALE
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).... Read
ŞİRİN FEMALE
Turkish form of SHIRIN.
'ALI MALE
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّ (see ALI (1)).... Read
RANA (1) FEMALE
Means "an eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".... Read
ALETHA FEMALE
Variant of ALETHEA.
ANWER MALE
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنور (see ANWAR).... Read
CUPID MALE
From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows, which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.... Read
NGỌC FEMALE
From Sino-Vietnamese 玉 (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".... Read
NAİM MALE
Turkish form of NA'IM.
CESÁRIA FEMALE
Portuguese feminine form of CAESARIUS.
HEIDRICH MALE
Derived from the Germanic elements heid "kind, sort, type" and ric "power, ruler".... Read
MARTIALIS MALE
Original Latin form of MARTIAL.
AMÂNCIO MALE
Portuguese form of AMANTIUS.
HANNE (1) FEMALE
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).... Read
ROBBIE MALE
Diminutive of ROBERT or ROBERTA.
RAFAËL MALE
Dutch form of RAPHAEL.
CURT MALE
Either a variant of KURT or short form of CURTIS.
SHULMANU MALE
Possibly cognate with the Western Semitic god SHALIM. Shulmanu was an Eastern Semitic (Mesopotamian) god associated with battle.... Read
MARALYN FEMALE
Variant of MARILYN.
DELORA FEMALE
Altered form of DOLORES.
ALEKSANDRS MALE
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
SYNTYCHE FEMALE
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.... Read
LIESBETH FEMALE
Dutch variant of ELISABETH.
ROY MALE
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".... Read
PRATIK MALE
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
LANDEN MALE
Variant of LANDON.
EDE MALE
Diminutive of EDVÁRD or EDUÁRD.
VIKENTIJE MALE
Serbian form of VINCENT.
SA'DI MALE
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
NALINI FEMALE
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
JILLIE FEMALE
Diminutive of JILL.
SHOHRE FEMALE
Alternate transcription of Persian شهره (see SHOHREH).... Read
KSENIJA FEMALE
Form of XENIA in several languages.
TÚLIO MALE
Portuguese form of TULLIO.
RECEP MALE
Turkish form of RAJAB.
'AMARYAHU MALE
Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
NSIA MALE
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
KLIMENT MALE
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).... Read
VAKHA MALE
Derived from Nakh vakha "to live".
NIKOLA (1) MALE
Form of NICHOLAS in several languages.
ORMAZD MALE
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
OANA FEMALE
Romanian short form of IOANA.
STELLAN MALE
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.... Read
HYAKINTHOS MALE
Greek form of HYACINTHUS.