Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.... Read
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.... Read
Masculine form of SERAPHINA.
Bosnian masculine form of JASMINE.
Romanian variant of VIRGIL.
From Sino-Korean 尚 (sang) meaning "still, yet" combined with 勛 (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja characters can form this name as well.... Read
From Japanese 順 (jun) meaning "obedience" or 純 (jun) meaning "pure" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... Read
Means "prairie flower" in Comanche.
German diminutive of HADUBERT.
Variant of BERNARD using the related root bero "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint who was martyred in Morocco.... Read
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
From the name of the River Alwen in Wales.
Catalan form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Combination of JEAN (1) and FRANÇOIS.
Persian form of ABU AL-FADL.
Means "queen" in Armenian.
From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was... Read
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.... Read
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew זְאֵב (see ZEEV).... Read
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".... Read
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
Means "sound, voice" from Hawaiian ka "the" and leo "sound, voice".... Read
Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "row of houses by a wood" in Old English. This name was popularized by American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).... Read
Means "hare" in Greenlandic.
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.... Read
From the Roman family name Ovidius, which was possibly derived from Latin ovis "a sheep". Alternatively, it could have a Sabellic origin. Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, was a 1st-century BC Roman poet who often wrote on the subjects of love and mythology. He was sent into exile... Read
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of Muhammad who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name may have been Imran.... Read
Hungarian form of GREGORY.
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.... Read
Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian form of ESTHER.
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
Roman family name of unknown meaning.
Latvian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
From a nickname that was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.... Read
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
Danish diminutive of BJØRN.
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
From Sumerian nin-sumun-a(k) meaning "lady of the wild cow", derived from 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and the genitive form of 𒄢 (sumun) meaning "wild cow". In Sumerian mythology Ninsun was the divine mother of Gilgamesh.... Read
From Japanese 義 (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Czech feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.... Read
Possibly from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi (svevo in Italian).... Read
Swiss diminutive of RUDOLF.
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성훈 (see SEONG-HUN).... Read
Possibly means "God destroys" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rebecca.... Read
Derived from Georgian ბედი (bedi) meaning "fate".... Read
Means "stream" in Arabic. Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. Another notable bearer was Jafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush".... Read
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".... Read
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.... Read
Old Norse form of JOSTEIN.
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This name was borne by some relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was also the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.... Read
Combination of MARÍA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Old Germanic form of WILBERT.
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.... Read
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
Means "happiness" in Kyrgyz.
Brazilian Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process. This was also the name of several Irish high kings.... Read
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.... Read
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.