Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
Means "goddess" in Indonesian.
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the... Read
Meaning unknown, though the second element is likely Slavic miru meaning "peace" or "world". In Czech legend this is the name of a bard.... Read
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευθυμιος (Euthymios) meaning "in good spirits", derived from the word ευθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and θυμος (thymos) "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.... Read
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.... Read
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).... Read
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
Middle English form of ÆÐELRÆD. The name was very rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.... Read
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
From the Old Norse name Oddbjǫrn, derived from the elements oddr "point of a sword" and bjǫrn "bear".... Read
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.... Read
The name of an Irish goddess, a granddaughter of Lir, who was the personification of the River Shannon. Her name is derived from the name of the river (see SHANNON).... Read
From Greek Βακχος (Bakchos), derived from ιαχο (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was another name of the Greek god Dionysos, and it was also the name that the Romans commonly used for him.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "nook, retreat" from Old English healh.... Read
Means "my woman" from the Welsh prefix my "my" combined with banw "woman".... Read
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.... Read
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Old Norse form of TOLLAK.
From an English surname that referred to the medieval occupational of a walker, also known as a fuller. Walkers would tread on wet, unprocessed wool in order to clean and thicken it. The word ultimately derives from Old English wealcan "to walk".... Read
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمٰن (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays 'The Barber of Seville' (1775), 'The Marriage of Figaro' (1784) and 'The Guilty Mother' (1792). Beaumarchais may have based the character's name on the French phrase fils Caron meaning "son of Caron", which was his own... Read
Means "flower" in Amharic.
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.... Read
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.... Read
From the English word for the flower, ultimately deriving from Latin prima rosa "first rose".... Read
From Japanese 孝 (takashi) meaning "filial piety", 隆 (takashi) meaning "noble, prosperous" or 崇 (takashi) meaning "esteem, honour, venerate", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that result in the same pronunciation.... Read
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.... Read
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".... Read
Feminine form of STANISŁAW.
Means "master of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and नाथ (natha) meaning "master". This is a title of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name WENDEL.... Read
From the Gaelic name Domhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common... Read
Means "born during harvest" in Luhya.
The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).... Read
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").... Read
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.... Read
From a surname meaning "maker of arrows" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French flechier.... Read
Hebrew form of MEHETABEL.
Modern Greek transcription of PERSEPHONE.
Alternate transcription of Urdu سہیل (see SUHAIL).... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Афанасий (see AFANASIY).... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
From the Old Norse name Hallþórr, which meant "Thor's rock" from hallr "rock" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).... Read
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THUTMOSE.
Means "success" in Tswana.
From Japanese 武 (takeshi) meaning "military, martial", 健 (takeshi) meaning "strong, healthy", or other kanji having the same reading.... Read
From the Greek Φριξος (Phrixos) meaning "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φριξ (phrix) "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.... Read
Portuguese form of ERICA.
Means "goose" in Estonian.
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
Form of JACOB (or JAMES) used in several languages.... Read
Modern Greek transcription of Στεφανος (see STEPHEN).... Read
Hungarian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שְׁרַגָא (see SHERAGA).... Read
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελπιδιος (Elpidios), which was derived from ελπις (elpis) "hope". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who spent twenty years in a cave in Cappadocia.... Read
Anglicized form of SALAH AL-DIN.
Czech and Slovak form of BOGUMIŁ.
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.... Read
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.... Read
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
From Sino-Vietnamese 方 (phương) meaning "direction, way".... Read
From Sino-Korean 民 (min) meaning "people, citizens" or 旼 (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with 秀 (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or 洙 (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
Limburgish form of SERVAAS.
Diminutive of RODERICK or RODNEY.
Latinized form of AUXENTIOS.