From Japanese 陽 (you) meaning "light, sun, male" or 洋 (you) meaning "ocean" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian فریدون (see FEREYDOUN).... Read
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.... Read
Variant of JEREMIEL appearing in some versions of the Old Testament.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian بهروز (see BEHROOZ).... Read
English form of ADOLF, rarely used since World War II.... Read
Finnish feminine form of JOSEPH.
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).... Read
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.... Read
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.... Read
Means "strength vigour" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tuor was the mortal man who came to the hidden city of Gondolin to warn of its imminent doom. When Gondolin was attacked and destroyed he escaped with his wife Idril and son Eärendil, and sailed... Read
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers", from זָכַר (zakhar) meaning "to remember" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in... Read
Bulgarian feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
Scandinavian diminutive of KATARINA.
Dutch form of WILLIAM. Willem the Silent, Prince of Orange, was the leader of the Dutch revolt against Spain that brought about the independence of the Netherlands. He is considered the founder of the Dutch royal family. In English he is commonly called William of Orange.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
Sometimes a diminutive of JACOB. This name may have also resulted from a nickname of James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), a Confederate general in the American Civil War, which was formed from the initial letters of his three given names.... Read
From Japanese 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big" and 一 (ichi) meaning "one", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the... Read
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
Possibly from the Finnish happy exclamation eijaa.
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".... Read
From a French surname that was derived from the Germanic given name Faro.... Read
Russian form of SEBASTIAN.
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the... Read
Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESŁAW.
Alternate transcription of Urdu محمود (see MEHMUD).... Read
From the Old Norse name Ǫlvir, possibly derived from ala "all" or alu "defense, protection, luck" combined with vér "holy man" or "warrior".... Read
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
Italian feminine form of RICHARD.
From the name of the city in Egypt, called القاهرة (al-Qahirah) in Arabic, meaning "the victorious".... Read
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of... Read
Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born. The town's name is from Hebrew בֵּית־לֶחֶם (Beit-lechem) meaning "house of bread".... Read
Short form of VÄINÄMÖINEN.
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.... Read
Modern Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
Latinized form of DEIANEIRA.
Means "almonds" in Turkish.
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שיינאַ (see SHAYNA).... Read
Old Norse form of SUNNIVA.
Spanish variant of VALERIUS.
Means "YAHWEH has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.... Read
Combination of MARY and BETH.
From Ojibwe Ka-we-zauce meaning "little child". This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of the Saulteaux.... Read
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Polish feminine form of JOSEPH.
Hawaiian form of BEN (1).
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
From Φυλλιδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of PHYLLIS. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.... Read
Persian form of ABRAHAM. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).... Read
Scottish short form of HECTOR.
Scandinavian form of BERTILO or BERTHOLD.
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
Scottish form of REYNOLD.
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of... Read
From a Roman name meaning "of Thracia". Thracia was a region in southeast Europe, now divided between Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey.... Read
Ancient Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
From the name of the goddess MARI (3) combined with Basque eder meaning "beautiful".... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder. When he did, Semele was struck by lightning and died, but not... Read
From Albanian vesë meaning "dew".
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements gawia "territory" and frid "peace".... Read
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese 英 (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".... Read
Spanish, Hungarian and Slovak form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).... Read
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
Latinized form of NIKOSTRATOS.
Means "he brought joy" in Yoruba.
Means both "ash tree" and "clear, serene" in Bulgarian.... Read