Shortened form of ADALHEIDIS.
From a surname that was probably originally derived from an unknown place name. The second element corresponds with Old English burne "stream".... Read
From Sino-Korean 夏 (ha) meaning "summer, great, grand" combined with 准 (jun) meaning "approve, permit". This name can be formed by other hanja characters as well.... Read
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성수 (see SEONG-SU).... Read
Derived from Georgian ნათელი (nateli) meaning "light, bright".... Read
Form of ANASTAZIJA, used in particular to refer to the saint.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic مجدي (see MAJDI). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.... Read
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element cú meaning "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.... Read
From Gaelic caol "slender" combined with the diminutive suffix án.... Read
German variant form of GERARD.
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and ұлан (ulan) meaning "soldier".... Read
Means "born safely" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενης (genes) "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.... Read
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
Possibly from Latin angor "strangulation, torment" or angustus "narrow, constricted". Angerona was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.... Read
Means "touched" or "painted" in Persian.
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".... Read
Georgian form of MADONNA.
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".... Read
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".... Read
Means "message" in Persian.
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the midwives who disobeys the Pharaoh's order to kill any Hebrew boys they deliver.... Read
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
Means "majesty, dignity" in Arabic.
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DAMIAN.... Read
Possibly from the Germanic name ADELMAR, maybe influenced by Latin amarus "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint who was said to have sailed across the Atlantic to a paradise. He is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias in Spain.... Read
Frisian variant of BEN (2).
Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces... Read
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr, which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".... Read
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear". The Normans brought this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar (the name of the Danish king in the Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf'). It was a common name in England during the Middle Ages. By... Read
Anglicized form of LAOGHAIRE.
Norwegian variant of KNUT.
From the older Welsh name Tudur, possibly from the hypothetical Celtic name Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate with THEODORIC). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.... Read
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ) meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 婷 (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.... Read
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
Bengali feminine form of PALLAV.
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.... Read
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.... Read
Possibly means "fountain" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the conspirators against Moses.... Read
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
Malay, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضّة (see FIDDA).... Read
Scottish variant of DOUGAL.
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.... Read
From Greek μαια (maia) meaning "good mother, dame, foster mother", perhaps in origin a nursery form of μητηρ (meter). In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son... Read
Probably a Polish variant of MARIANNA.
French form of SCHOLASTICA.
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and... Read
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".... Read
Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.... Read
Means "courage, vigour" in Basque.
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).... Read
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar.... Read
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
Means "good news" in Persian.
Greek form of HERACLEITUS.
Derived from Hungarian kincs "treasure". This name was created by Hungarian author Mór Jókai in 'The Novel of the Next Century' (1872).... Read
Old Germanic form (possibly) of OLEGARIO.
Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).... Read
Late Latin name meaning "honour". This was the name of an emperor of the Western Roman Empire. It was also borne by a few early saints and four popes.... Read
Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
English form of HYACINTHUS.
From the name of a city in Israel that is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The meaning of the city's name is uncertain, but it may be related to the Hebrew word יָרֵחַ (yareach) meaning "moon", or otherwise to the Hebrew word רֵיחַ (reyach) meaning "fragrant".... Read
Derived from the Old English elements beorn "warrior, man" and ræd "counsel".... Read
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch feminine form of JACOB (or JAMES).... Read
Portuguese form of TRISTAN.