From an English surname that is possibly derived from the name of the French town Beauvais.
Latin form of JEROME used in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.... Read
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.... Read
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
From Chinese 娟 (juān) meaning "beautiful, graceful" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.... Read
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Combination of MARY and LOU.
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.... Read
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".... Read
Latvian form of LEONIDAS.
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUREA.
Old Germanic form of EMMELINE.
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρηνη (see IRINI).... Read
German short form of ARNOLD.
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
Scottish short form of THOMAS.
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.... Read
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.... Read
Old Irish byname meaning "curly haired", from Irish Gaelic cas.... Read
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.... Read
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).... Read
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.... Read
Derived from a misdivision of Spanish Santelmo meaning "saint ELMO". This name is given in honour of Pedro González Telmo, a 13th-century Spanish priest.... Read
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.... Read
Short form of BRONISLOVAS.
Persian form of RUQAYYAH.
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of GALLCHOBHAR".... Read
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.... Read
Invented by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819). Apparently he based it on the actual name Cerdic, the name of the semi-legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex in the 6th century. The meaning of Cerdic is uncertain, but it does not appear to be... Read
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DOROTHEA.... Read
Macedonian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Diminutive of JAMES. A famous bearer was the rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).... Read
From a surname that was a variant of ELLIOTT.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character (also known as Darth Vader) in the 'Star Wars' movie saga, created by George Lucas. Lucas may have based it on the surname of his friend and fellow director Ken Annakin.... Read
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.... Read
Spanish short form of RAFAEL.
Irish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH (or sometimes of ALICE).... Read
Short form of ELISABETH or ELIZABETH.
From Hebrew רַן (ran) meaning "to sing".... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
English form of HYACINTHUS.
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi समीर, Bengali সমীর or Gujarati સમીર (see SAMIR (2)).... Read
Derived from Old Persian varka-tanu meaning "wolf-bodied". This name was borne by several kings of Georgia.... Read
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".... Read
Spanish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
From a nickname given to Americans of German descent. It is related to deutsch, the German word for "German".... Read
From Japanese 順 (jun) meaning "obedience" or 純 (jun) meaning "pure" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... Read
Pictish name probably derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". This name was borne by several kings of the Picts, including their last king Drust X, who ruled in the 9th century.... Read
Diminutive of ANASTASIJA or ANASTAZIJA.
Italian form of HERMAGORAS.
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name, including the 12th-century Rhys ap Gruffydd who fought against the invading Normans.... Read
Means "man of vigour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gus "vigour". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including the Ulster hero Fearghas mac Róich.... Read
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Росица (see ROSITSA).... Read
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.... Read
English form of the Polish name Kazimierz, derived from the Slavic element kaziti "to destroy" combined with miru "peace, world". Four kings of Poland have borne this name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the Polish state in the 14th century. It was also borne Saint Casimir, a... Read
Means "knight" in Javanese.
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
From an English surname that meant "son of BRANDR".... Read
Danish and Norwegian short form of PETRONILLA.
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".... Read
From Dewydd, an old Welsh form of DAVID. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century Welsh bishop.... Read
Medieval English form of PETRONILLA.
Macedonian masculine form of LUDMILA.
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.... Read
Derived from Hebrew יָפֶה (yafeh) meaning "beautiful".... Read
Latvian form of NINA (1).
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.... Read
Means "severity of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition, described as a destructive angel of death.... Read
Old Germanic form of LOTHAR.
Means "born during the brewing season" in Luhya.
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.... Read