Form of EDITH in several languages.
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
Possibly derived from Greek αρετη (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-).... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 太郎 (see TAROU).... Read
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sharra-usur meaning "BEL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before the Persians conquered it in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar... Read
Polish form of CONSTANTIA.
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), the writer of 'Don Juan' and many other works.... Read
Polish feminine form of BENEDICT.
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see SHAI).... Read
From Japanese 一 (kazu) meaning "one" or 和 (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.... Read
From an Old English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town at the source of the river".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF).... Read
Norwegian form of SNORRI.
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".... Read
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.... Read
Possibly from the name of a Lithuanian river.
Short form of ELISABETH or ELIZABETH.
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
Greek and Russian form of RAPHAEL.
Roman cognomen meaning "charming" in Latin.
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany as a variant of NIKOLAUS.... Read
Old Norse form of DAGMAR.
From Japanese 陸 (riku) meaning "land" or different kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Simply from the English word rain, derived from Old English regn.... Read
Lithuanian form of WILLIAM.
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοσιος (Theodosios) meaning "giving to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοσις (dosis) "giving". Saint Theodosius of Palestine was a monk who founded a monastery near Bethlehem in the 5th century. This also was the name of emperors of the Eastern Roman and... Read
Means "warlike" or "fighter" in Irish Gaelic.
Variant of AUBERON. Oberon was the king of the fairies in Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595). A moon of Uranus bears this name in his honour.... Read
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
Feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Short form of CYRUS or CYRIL.
French feminine form of EDMUND.
Short form of OGECHUKWUKAMA.
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
From the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, repose", derived from the root נוּחַ (nuach). According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the Great Flood. After the flood he received the sign of... Read
Means "clear" in Turkish.
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
Probably an Irish form of HRŒREKR, introduced by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. Alternatively it may be derived from Irish ruarc "squall, rainstorm".... Read
Sometimes explained as a derivative of the Irish surname Caden, which is a reduced form of the Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán". In actuality, its popularity in America beginning in the 1990s is due to its sound - it shares its fashionable den suffix sound with other... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see SHULAMIT).... Read
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
Feminine form of RADOSLAV.
From the Greek Αμαλθεια (Amaltheia), derived from μαλθασσω (malthasso) meaning "to soften, to soothe". In Greek myth she was a goat who nursed the infant Zeus.... Read
Means "symbol" in Turkish.
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.... Read
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).... Read
From a surname that originally denoted a person from the manor of Denzell in Cornwall. This given name was borne by several members of the noble Holles family starting in the 16th century, notably the statesman Denzil Holles (1599-1680). They were named for John Denzel, an ancestor whose home was... Read
Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
German form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
From the name of the Germanic god ING combined with Old Norse unna meaning "love".... Read
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]... Read
Means "daydream" in Turkish.
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine diminutive of BASIL (1).... Read
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
Means "raven" in Irish. In Irish legend Bran was a mariner who was involved in several adventures.... Read
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).... Read
Romanian form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).