Russian form of THEODORA.
From an English surname that was originally derived from a diminutive of the given name WILLIAM.... Read
Means "spring, well, water source" in Albanian.
Means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940).... Read
From the name of a Native American tribe, perhaps meaning "standing rock".... Read
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
Russian and Polish form of ROXANA.
Means "daystar" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.... Read
Derived from the Turkic title Khan meaning "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.... Read
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.... Read
Means "enclave" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a great-grandson of Jacob and also by the husband of Jael.... Read
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".... Read
Derived from Germanic ger "spear" and wulf "wolf".
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".... Read
Modern Scandinavian form of BRAGI.
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
Italian variant of COSIMO. It was introduced to Britain in the 18th century by the second Scottish Duke of Gordon, who named his son and successor after his friend Cosimo III de' Medici.... Read
Derived from Bulgarian желязо (zhelyazo) "iron".... Read
Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh and Circassian form of RAMADAN.... Read
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
Shortened form of HAJNAL. The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his epic poem 'Zalán Futása' (1825).... Read
Feminine form of LLYWELYN.
Latinate form of JACINTHE.
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Greek god of fertility, gardens, and the phallus.... Read
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of DOROTHEA.
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".... Read
Bulgarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.... Read
Derived from the Welsh elements caer "fortress" and gwyn "white, fair".... Read
Combination of ANNE (1) and LAURE.
Scottish form of the Old Norse name Randúlfr, a cognate of RANDOLF. Scandinavian settlers and invaders introduced this name to Scotland in the Middle Ages.... Read
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
Feminine form of MAXIMILIANUS.
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
Anglicized form of TUATHAL.
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.... Read
From Sino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with 勛 (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja character combinations can form this name as well.... Read
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).... Read
Possibly derived from Greek ποσις (posis) "husband, lord" and δα (da) "earth". The name first appears in Mycenaean Greek inscriptions as po-se-da-o. In Greek mythology Poseidon was the unruly god of the sea and earthquakes, the brother of Zeus. He was often depicted carrying a trident and riding in a... Read
Short form of RADZIMIERZ.
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.... Read
Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor meaning "over" and teyrn meaning "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led... Read
From the Irish Mac Dara, which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.... Read
From Chinese 淑 (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" combined with 芬 (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume". Other character combinations are possible as well.... Read
Slovene diminutive of MARIJA.
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love". In Czech legend Lubuše was the founder of Prague.... Read
Means "whelp, young dog" in Gaelic. This name is also used as a Scottish form of COLUMBA.... Read
Polish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Feminine form of ROBIN. It originated in Scotland in the 17th century.... Read
French form of EVARISTUS.
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
Lithuanian form of VIRGIL.
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.... Read
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.... Read
Means "my siblings are supreme" in Igbo.
Means "ermine" in Inuktitut.
Swedish diminutive of LUDVIG.
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.... Read
Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of PHILIP.
Medieval variant of ISOLDE.
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
Means "peppery" in Esperanto.
Original Akkadian form of SHALMANESER.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديّة (see NADIYYA).... Read
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.... Read
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.... Read
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현우 (see HYEON-U).... Read
German contracted form of CONRAD.
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
Short form of MAELEACHLAINN.
Modern Scandinavian form of LOKI.