Feminine form of DOMINIC.
Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
Old Norse form of TORKEL.
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DOROTHEA.... Read
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
Means "goddess" in Persian.
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY), Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY) or Belarusian Аляксей (see ALIAKSEI).... Read
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.... Read
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and mari "famous".... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
Portuguese form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.... Read
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ) meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 玲 (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.... Read
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
Czech feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the... Read
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Means "contempt" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of ABRAHAM's brother Nahor in the Old Testament.... Read
Croatian and Slovene diminutive of MARINA.
Latin name that was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.... Read
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).... Read
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.... Read
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".... Read
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".... Read
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani TƏRANƏ.... Read
Modern Irish form of CONOR.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "oak valley" in Old English. A famous bearer was the humourous American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971).... Read
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
Spanish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Bulgarian form of SVYATOSLAV.
Italian form of AMADEUS. A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), an Italian chemist most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number. Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).... Read
Western Armenian transcription of GRIGOR.
From Sino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.... Read
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 蓮 (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".... Read
Urdu form of RIDWANA, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.... Read
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любомир (see LYUBOMIR).... Read
From Τουθμωσις (Touthmosis), the Greek form of Egyptian Djhwty-ms meaning "born of Thoth", itself composed of the name of the Egyptian god THOTH combined with mesu "be born". Thutmose was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Thutmose III who conquered Syria and Nubia.... Read
Portuguese form of CELIA.
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
Means "crusher, breaker" in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.... Read
French feminine form of ROLAND.
Alternate transcription of Arabic هدى (see HUDA).... Read
Means "dart, plant shoot, sprout" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Shem who is an ancestor of Abraham. In English bibles it is written as Salah or Shelah.... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "ridge farm" in Old Norse.... Read
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit. It can also be a Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA.... Read
Macedonian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Means "wolf king" in Irish Gaelic.
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Riain meaning "descendant of Rían". The given name Rían probably means "little king" (from Irish rí "king" combined with a diminutive suffix).... Read
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.... Read
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Osiris's son Horus eventually defeats Seth and has him banished to the desert.... Read
Old Norse form of FINN (2).
Swedish variant of AGNES.
Means "sparkle brilliance" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril was the daughter of Turgon, the king of Gondolin. She escaped the destruction of that place with her husband Tuor and sailed with him into the west.... Read
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.... Read
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "date palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.... Read
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.... Read
Roman family name meaning "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.... Read
Elaborated form of CAPRICE.
Means "immortality" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of plants and long life.... Read
Lithuanian form of FRANCIS.
From Sino-Korean 正 (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" and 勛 (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank", as well as other hanja character combinations.... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
From Japanese 萌 (moe) meaning "bud, sprout". Other kanji with the same reading can also form this name.... Read
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.... Read
From an Old Testament place name meaning "heap of witness" in Hebrew. This was a mountainous region east of the Jordan River. Besides being a place name, it is also borne by people in the Bible.... Read
Derived from the Greek elements αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οψ (ops) "voice". This was the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares who was one of the queens of the Amazons. She was kidnapped and married by Theseus.... Read
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
From Japanese 雷 (rai) meaning "thunder" and 電 (den) meaning "lightning". This is a regional epithet of the Japanese god Raijin.... Read
Old Norse and Faroese form of RUNE.
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).