Derived from Brythonic boud meaning "victory". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans. Eventually her forces were defeated and she committed suicide. Her name is first recorded in Roman histories, as Boudicca by Tacitus and Βουδουικα (Boudouika) by Cassius Dio.
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.... Read
Hungarian form of FRANCIS.
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.... Read
Feminine form of HERMES. Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).... Read
Feminine form of IGNATIUS.
Short form of GILBERT and other names beginning with Gil.... Read
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Quran (surah Ya Sin).... Read
Means "subduing" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a beautiful princess, the wife of Nala.... Read
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
From Gaelic caol "slender" combined with the diminutive suffix án.... Read
Means "excellent, superb" in Thai.
Means "mariner" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish high king.... Read
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.... Read
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
From a surname that was derived from the given name PIERS.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Власий (see VLASIY).... Read
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".... Read
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".... Read
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.... Read
Brazilian Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
Means "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of a princess who became the wife of Krishna.... Read
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).... Read
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.... Read
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr, which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".... Read
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
French diminutive of MARIE.
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".... Read
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).... Read
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
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
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.... Read
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
Derived from Welsh eilun "image, idol". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.... Read
Basque form of KATHERINE.
From a combination of the mythological figures ARA and AHURA MAZDA. This was the name of the supreme creator god in pre-Christian Armenian mythology.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 玉 (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 竹 (trúc) meaning "bamboo".... Read
Hebrew form of JAIR, as well as a Spanish variant.
Greek form of SOPHRONIUS.
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of the son of Cain. It is also the name of a son of Jared and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.... Read
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
German feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.... Read
Hungarian form of BENJAMIN.
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".... Read
German short form of JOACHIM.
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote 'Paradise Lost'.... Read
Means "majesty of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wife of Ezra in the Old Testament.... Read
Feminine form of DECIMUS.
Roman cognomen that was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.... Read
Late Latin name that was derived from LEO.
Italian form of THADDEUS.
Form of YAHWEH used in older translations of the Bible, produced by blending the letters of the Tetragrammaton with the vowels from ADONAI.... Read
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".... Read
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.... Read
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.... Read
Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.... Read
Finnish form of Lucas (see LUKE).
Combination of ANNA and MÁRIA.
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) "city" and آزاد (azad) "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in 'The 1001 Nights'. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.... Read
Finnish and Dutch form of MARIA.
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580).... Read
From the Spanish place name Idoia, possibly meaning "pond" in Basque, an important place of worship of the Virgin Mary.... Read
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
Possibly a variant of MERLIN.
Possibly from the name of the town of Ngaere in New Zealand, of Maori origin meaning "wetland".... Read
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) meaning "relating to the law".... Read
Latin name meaning "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "watch hill" in Old English.... Read