From the French name Cendrillon meaning "little ashes". This is best known as the main character in the fairy tale 'Cinderella'.
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).... Read
Turkish feminine form of JAMIL.
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.... Read
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian cognate of SNJEŽANA.... Read
From the Turkish name for the Nile River, derived from Greek Νειλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river".... Read
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".... Read
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
French feminine form of CYRIL.
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
Means "second son" in Hmong.
Croatian form of CARMELA.
Roman family name that was derived from Latin caelum meaning "heaven".... Read
Italian form of NIKOSTRATOS.
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
Portuguese form of EUGENIA.
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".... Read
Swedish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
Means "spear" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the mother of the Pandavas.... Read
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
From Sino-Korean 常 (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
Middle English form of both the Old English names ÆÐELFLÆD and ÆLFFLÆD. These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but Elfleda was briefly revived in the 19th century.... Read
Means "crucifix" in Italian.
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
From a surname, either CULLEN (1) or CULLEN (2).
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).... Read
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see SHIVA (1)).... Read
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
From Chinese 夏 (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", 霞 (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 雲 (vân) meaning "cloud".... Read
Diminutive of CONCEPCIÓN. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.... Read
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth Midas was a king of Phrygia in Asia Minor. He was granted a wish by the god Dionysos - that everything he touch be turned to gold.... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔 or 奨 (see SHOU).... Read
Form of ARTHUR in several languages.
Latinized form of the Greek Κερβερος (Kerberos), which possibly meant "spotted". In Greek myth this was the name of the three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades.... Read
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.... Read
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
German and Russian form of ISIDORE.
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see YELIZAVETA).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال (see JAMAL).... Read
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét "jealousy". In Irish mythology she was a sun and horse goddess who was the lover of Midir.... Read
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
Bulgarian form of EUGENE and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).... Read
French diminutive of DANIEL or DANIELLE.
Possibly derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".... Read
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.... Read
Means "stick, mace" in Hungarian.
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".... Read
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their... Read
Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.... Read
Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR.
Means "first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit आदि (adi).... Read
Possibly from a Bantu root meaning "to twist, to wrap" (kujinga in Kimbundu), alluding to the wrapping of the umbilical cord around the neck of the newborn. This name was borne by kings and queens of the African kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, notably a 17th-century queen of Ndongo who... Read
Short form of STANISLAVA and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".... Read
Means "image of the mother" in Yoruba.
Italian form of DEODATUS.
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos), and κλεος (kleos) "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the... Read
From the English word jet, which denotes either a jet aircraft or an intense black colour (the words derive from different sources).... Read
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
From Japanese 茜 (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.... Read
From the Greek name Σοφος (Sophos) meaning "skilled, clever".... Read
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
From the Old Norse name Hólmgeirr, derived from the elements holmr "island" and geirr "spear". This was the name of one of Charlemagne's generals, a nobleman from Denmark.... Read