Short form of JOSEFIEN and other names ending with a similar sound.
Means "born of the sea" in Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a woman (originally named Líban) who was transformed into a mermaid. After 300 years she was brought to shore, baptized, and transformed back into a woman.... Read
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 14th-century Polish queen, the daughter of a Grand Duke of Lithuania.... Read
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
Romanian diminutive of AURELIA.
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.... Read
Spanish feminine form of ADELMAR.
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly of Romani origin. This name was (first?) used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem 'The Gypsies' (1827).... Read
Roman cognomen meaning "charming" in Latin.
Italian feminine form of ROMULUS.
Romanian form of the Roman name Pompilius, which is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY). Numa Pompilius was the legendary second king of Rome (after Romulus).... Read
Feminine form of GERD (1).
Scottish form of DIARMAID.
Alternate transcription of Arabic وسيم (see WASIM).... Read
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
From a Welsh surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley water". This name is often given in honour of Owain Glyndwr, a 14th-century Welsh patriot who led a revolt against England.... Read
Possibly means "festival" in Kazakh.
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) meaning "given to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοτος (dotos) "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.... Read
Polish cognate of BOŽENA.
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
Old Slavic form of ONESIMUS.
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weald "power, ruler". This was the name of an 8th-century king of East Anglia.... Read
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Євген (see YEVHEN).... Read
Means "honour" in Turkish.
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
Means "wealthy" in Persian.
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
French form of DOMITILLA.
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by... Read
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu "wood" or wit "wide". From early times this name has been confused with the Latin name Vitus.... Read
Latin form of JEROME used in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.... Read
From Japanese 歩 (ayu) meaning "walk" and 夢 (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 雲 (vân) meaning "cloud".... Read
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
French form of MARCELLINUS.
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
From Japanese 里 (sato) meaning "village" or 聡 (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
From the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of MAURUS. Saint Maurice was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Egypt. He and the other Christians in his legion were supposedly massacred on the orders of Emperor Maximian for refusing to worship Roman gods. Thus, he is the patron saint of infantry soldiers....... Read
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
Means "forest" in Basque.
Alternate transcription of Arabic سنيّة (see SANIYYA).... Read
Latinized form of ARSENIOS.
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name GINA.... Read
From Scottish Gaelic Fionnghall meaning "white stranger", derived from fionn "white, fair" and gall "stranger". This was the name of the hero in James Macpherson's epic poem 'Fingal' (1762), which he claimed to have based on early Gaelic legends about Fionn mac Cumhail.... Read
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
French form of BERENGARIA.
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of AELIUS.
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
Polish diminutive of RENATA.
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
Alternate transcription of Hindi रजनीश (see RAJNISH).... Read
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
Latin name that was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Means "she returns" from Navajo náánádááh.... Read
Estonian form of MARGARET.
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
German feminine form of BENEDICT.
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Polish form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
Gaelic form of Sumarliði (see SOMERLED).
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
Old Norse form of INGVILD.
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.... Read
Diminutive of ALEKSANDAR or ALEKSANDER.
From Egyptian Nfrt-jrj meaning "the most beautiful". This was the name of an Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the favourite wife of Rameses II.... Read
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".... Read
Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of ROSE.... Read
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" and сұлтан (sultan) meaning "sultan, king" (both words of Arabic origin).... Read
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".... Read