Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play 'Candida' (1898).
Azerbaijani form of PARVANEH.
Feminine form of ZVONIMIR.
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
Georgian form of FEREYDOUN.
From the Old Norse name Ólaug, derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".... Read
French feminine form of DONATIANUS.
Croatian form of BLAGOY, as well as a Bulgarian variant.... Read
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.... Read
Roman cognomen that was originally derived from QUINTUS.... Read
Armenian form of MATTHEW.
Meaning unknown. Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs. According to Virgil she was the sister of Turnus.... Read
Form of GALLUS used to refer to the saint.
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".... Read
From Japanese 儀 (nori) meaning "ceremony, rites" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
From the Germanic name Chlodovech, which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wig "war, battle". This was the name of three Merovingian kings of the Franks (though their names are usually spelled in the Latinized form Clovis) as well as several Carolingian kings and Holy Roman emperors (names... Read
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
From Japanese 桜 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Means "lord of Sati" from the name of the Hindu goddess SATI combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.... Read
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
Means "mystery" in Turkish.
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹאָשׁ (Yeho'ash), an extended form of יוֹאָשׁ (see JOASH). According to the Old Testament, this was the name of a king of Israel. He probably reigned in the 8th century BC.... Read
Hungarian form of Desiderius (see DESIDERIO).
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist... Read
Latinized form of Greek Καδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology Cadmus was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor. He was sent by his father to rescue his sister Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, although he did not succeed in retrieving her. According to legend, Cadmus... Read
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".... Read
German form of BAPTISTE. It is often paired with the name Johann, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.... Read
French diminutive of MARIE.
Older Polish form of VÁCLAV.
Norwegian form of BRYNHILDR.
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see ILDEFONSO), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into... Read
Icelandic form of BORGHILD.
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.... Read
Ancient Greek form of CYBELE.
From Japanese 新 (arata) meaning "fresh, new". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.... Read
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born... Read
From Japanese 拓 (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with 也 (ya) meaning "also" or 哉 (ya), an exclamation. This name can be formed with other kanji combinations as well.... Read
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.... Read
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Latinized form of Veceslav (see VÁCLAV).
Scottish form of MUIRGEL.
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).... Read
Feminine form of GAETANO.
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1). A notable bearer is former basketball player Larry Bird (1956-).... Read
Greek form of Anapa (see ANUBIS).
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.... Read
Either a diminutive of DARIJA, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".... Read
Old Germanic form of REYNARD.
Means "touched" or "painted" in Persian.
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμια (see EFTHYMIA).... Read
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".... Read
German feminine form of SVEN.
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".... Read
Means "value, worth" in Finnish.
Spanish form of PAMPHILOS.
Romanian feminine form of Ștefan (see STEPHEN).... Read
Means "battle sword", derived from the Germanic element hild "battle" combined with brand "sword". This was the name of the hero of an 8th-century poem written in Old High German.... Read
Means "serving, worshipping" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including the grandfather of David.... Read
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.... Read
Lithuanian form of WILLIAM.
French feminine diminutive of HENRY.
Means "terrible, formidable" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the second son of Pandu, and thus one of the five Pandavas. He was known for his terrific strength and skill as a warrior.... Read
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.... Read
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
Scandinavian variant of ANNETTE.
Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of JOACHIM.... Read
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.