Macedonian form of EUGENIA.
Czech form of MATTHIAS (via Hungarian Mátyás).... Read
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and... Read
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).... Read
Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
Means "friend" in Arabic.
Slovene and Croatian form of GIANNA.
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
Probably an Irish form of HRŒREKR, introduced by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. Alternatively it may be derived from Irish ruarc "squall, rainstorm".... Read
Welsh form of VALENTINE (1).
Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been... Read
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto.
Dutch variant form of MICHAEL.
Short form of KONSTANTINOS.
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
From the English meaning "talon, claw", ultimately derived (via Norman French) from Latin talus "anklebone".... Read
Possibly from Wernerius, a Latinized form of the Germanic name WERNER. This was the name of a 12th-century Italian scholar and jurist.... Read
French variant form of MICHAEL.
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".... Read
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.... Read
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist... Read
Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
Russian form of CHARITON.
Means "heaven, sky" in Sumerian. An was the supreme Sumerian god of the heavens, the father of Enlil and Enki. His cuneiform sign 𒀭 (dingir) was prefixed to the names of other deities in writing, though it was not pronounced.... Read
Means "loved" in Turkish.
From Chinese 秀 (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with 兰 (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.... Read
Means "glow, shine" in Basque.
Icelandic form of MAGNUS.
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
Originally a short form of Germanic names containing the element wald meaning "rule". In the Middle Ages this name became the basis for a surname. Its present use in the English-speaking world is usually in honour of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism.... Read
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
From an Old English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town at the source of the river".... Read
Form of CUNOBELINUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Cymbeline' (1609).... Read
Belarusian form of LYDIA.
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word that was derived from νεος (neos) "new" and φυτον (phyton) "plant".... Read
From Arabic عناية ('inayah) meaning "care, concern".... Read
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
From the Old Norse byname Stáli, which was derived from stál meaning "steel".... Read
French feminine form of JOSEPH. A notable bearer of this name was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814).... Read
Means "protection, shelter" in Spanish.
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see HUSAM).... Read
From Sanskrit लावण्य (lavanya) meaning "beauty, loveliness, charm".... Read
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.... Read
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and borti "battle".... Read
Old English form of MILBURGA.
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "fern clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer of this name was Canadian author Farley Mowat (1921-2014).... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 紅 (hồng) meaning "pink, rosy".... Read
Finnish variant of HELENA.
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
From Sino-Vietnamese 雲 (vân) meaning "cloud".... Read
Finnish variant form of PHILIP.
From a Latinized Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
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
Medieval variant of ROLAND.
Hungarian short form of THERESA.
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.... Read
Latinized form of JOSIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.... Read
Combination of ROSA (1) and the popular name suffix bel. It was created in the 18th century.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Byron's drama 'Manfred' (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.... Read
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.... Read
Means "spring" in Turkish.
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
Spanish form of Lupus (see LOUP).
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
From an English surname that could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".... Read
Possibly from a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements alja "other, foreign" and aud "riches, wealth". Saint Alodia was a 9th-century Spanish martyr with her sister Nunilo.... Read