Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi संजीत (see SANJIT).... Read
Portuguese cognate of ROMEO.
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.... Read
Combination of HANS and GÜNTHER.
Portuguese variant of SORAYA.
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.... Read
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).... Read
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
Slovak variant of ZDENKO.
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "power, rule". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it was common in the Middle Ages.... Read
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
Irish Gaelic form of BRENDAN.
Means "perfect" in Arabic.
Late Latin name that was derived from Latin liber "free". This name was borne by a 2nd-century saint and a 4th-century pope.... Read
Russian form of PARASKEVE.
Means "being maintained" in Sanskrit. This is one of the names of Agni, the Hindu god of fire, and is also the name of the brother of Rama in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. It was also borne by a legendary king, the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. The official... Read
Old Germanic form of REIN (1).
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
Derived from Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty". This was the name of an Athenian who fought at Marathon who later became an ambassador to the Persians.... Read
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
Means "famous power" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ric "power". This name was in use among the Visigoths; it was borne by their last king (also known as Rodrigo), who died fighting the Muslim invaders of Spain in the 8th century. It also had cognates in Old Norse... Read
From Sino-Korean 恩 (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and 英 (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and llian meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.... Read
Polish form of VERA (1) or a short form of WERONIKA.... Read
Means "good luck" in Maori.
Lithuanian form of CAROLUS.
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).... Read
Romanian variant of VIRGIL.
From the name NİSA combined with Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
From Phoenician Adonai meaning "lord". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year.... Read
Contracted form of PETRONEL. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.... Read
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
Meaning unknown, presumably of Welsh origin. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a Welsh prince who fought against the invading forces of Julius Caesar. It was also borne by an 8th-century Welsh historian, usually known by the Latinized form Nennius.... Read
Anglicized form of the Irish name Conchobar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his... Read
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.... Read
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.... Read
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.... Read
Short form of HENDRIK, FREDERIK, and other names containing rik.... Read
Medieval English variant of STEPHEN, and a Dutch variant of STEFAN. The filmmaker Steven Spielberg (1946-), director of 'E.T.' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Finnish and Estonian form of KATHERINE.
Yiddish short form of HADASSAH.
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).... Read
Modern Greek transcription of DEMOSTHENES.
Originally this was a masculine name, coming into use in America in 1927 when the dance called the Lindy Hop became popular. The dance was probably named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later this name was used as a diminutive of LINDA.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic أسامة (see USAMA).... Read
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.... Read
Form of YAHWEH used in older translations of the Bible, produced by blending the letters of the Tetragrammaton with the vowels from ADONAI.... Read
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.... Read
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
Means "wood, thicket" in German. Alternatively, it may derive from the Germanic element hros or hors meaning "horse".... Read
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.... Read
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.... Read
Means "fellow, partner" in Old Norse.
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other... Read
Medieval form of LETITIA.
Romanian, Croatian and Latvian short form of ALEXANDRA.... Read
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
Hungarian form of FELICITAS.
Either a short form of KVĚTOSLAVA or directly from Czech kvet "flower, blossom".... Read
From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov), which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.... Read
Mongolian form of GENGHIS.
Northern Sami form of ANDREW.
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".... Read