Derived from Greek δυσδαιμων (dysdaimon) meaning "ill-fated". This was the name of the murdered wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play 'Othello' (1603).
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
Means "strong" in Javanese.
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
Means "happiness" in Persian.
German diminutive of MARIA.
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".... Read
From Chinese 勇 (yǒng) meaning "brave" or 永 (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja 勇 meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.... Read
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see SRI).... Read
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.... Read
From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".... Read
French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This was the name of a 7th-century Belgian saint.... Read
Swedish variant of MAGNUS.
From a surname derived from the English place name Cawston, itself derived from the Old Norse given name KÁLFR combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".... Read
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", 康 (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or 坦 (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
Portuguese form of GLORIA.
Meaning unknown. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. It is likely that her name is derived from that of the city, not vice versa. The earliest mention of her seems to be a 15th-century BC Mycenaean... Read
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.... Read
Yiddish variant of RIVKA.
Italian form of HERMENEGILDO.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see SEONG-JIN).... Read
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) meaning "monkey" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.... Read
Polish form of VERA (1) or a short form of WERONIKA.... Read
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
Diminutive of IONE or NORA (1).
Lithuanian form of VIRGIL.
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
Derived from the Germanic element kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry II.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic فؤاد (see FUAD).... Read
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Жыргал (see JYRGAL).... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).... Read
Macedonian form of NAYDEN.
From an English surname that was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".... Read
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "ford by a cliff" in Old English.... Read
Variant of DARREN. This was the adopted surname of the singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973), who was born Robert Cassotto and chose his stage name from a street sign.... Read
From Sino-Korean 俊 (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with 舒 (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" or 瑞 (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
From the Old Norse name Þórbjǫrn, which meant "Thor's bear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with bjǫrn "bear".... Read
Means "green leaves" in Sindarin, from laeg "green" combined with go-lass "collection of leaves". In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Legolas is the son of the elf lord Thranduil and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.... Read
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
Hungarian diminutive of ILDIKÓ.
Latinized form of the Greek name Ειρηναιος (Eirenaios), which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".... Read
Modern Greek form of PAUL.
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Greek feminine form of NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a Greek-speaking woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.... Read
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ESTHER.
Sardinian feminine form of VINCENT.
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).... Read
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Власий (see VLASIY).... Read
From a surname that originated from various English place names, themselves derived from Old English winn "meadow, pasture" and feld "field".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic رجية (see RAJIYA).... Read
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
Dutch feminine form of CAREL.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS. In America it was sometimes given in honour of Yale president Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). A famous bearer was the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).... Read
Feminine form of Clemens or Clementius (see CLEMENT).... Read
Shortened form of Clodovicus, a Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG). Clovis was a Frankish king who united France under his rule in the 5th century.... Read
Means "brisk, vigourous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.... Read
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Balthazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus. He was said to have come from Arabia.... Read
Means "he shines" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Manasseh and one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of FELIPE.
German form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic أبو الفضل (see ABU AL-FADL).... Read
Feminine form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.... Read