From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
Hebrew variant of BASEMATH.
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
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".... Read
Meaning unknown. It has been in use since the 19th century. It is possibly related to the name of the African tribe that lives largely in South Africa, the Zulus. In the 19th century the Zulus were a powerful nation under their leader Shaka.... Read
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
Original Latin form of FABRICE.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.... Read
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see ARIEH).... Read
Short form of ANASTASIA or EUSTACIA.
Feminine form of KASIMIR.
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.... Read
Variant of NANUQ. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film 'Nanook of the North' (1922).... Read
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".... Read
Bosnian form of ALA AL-DIN.
Alternate transcription of Persian آریا (see ARYA (1)).... Read
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
From Chinese 秀 (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with 英 (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". Other character combinations are possible.... Read
From a surname that was from a place name meaning either "red clearing" or "roe deer clearing" in Old English.... Read
Possibly derived from Gaelic conn "chief" and flaith "lord". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including a son of Cúchulainn who was accidentally killed by his father.... Read
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
From the Greek name Ζηνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.... Read
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
Means "patient" in Arabic.
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see HUSAM).... Read
From the Greek term αναργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with αργυρος (argyros) "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).... Read
From an English surname, originally a place name meaning "PÆGA's town". A famous bearer was Peyton Randolph (1721-1775), the first president of the Continental Congress. It is also borne by American football quarterback Peyton Manning (1976-).... Read
From a French surname meaning "the monk" in French.... Read
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
Variant of ODOVACAR. The Gothic leader Odovacar is frequently called by this name.... Read
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
Form of ALEXANDER in several languages.
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
Feminine form of PETRONIUS.
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).... Read
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element diet, originally theud meaning "people".... Read
Latvian form of AUGUSTUS.
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Latin masculine form of LIVIANA.
Old Norse form of TORHILD.
Feminine form of FEN (2).
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.... Read
Feminine form of Laelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning. This is also the name of a type of flower, an orchid found in Mexico and Central America.... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of THEODORE.... Read
Romanian form of STYLIANOS.
From the Greek place name Πυθω (Pytho), an older name of the city of Delphi, which was probably derived from Greek πυθω (pytho) meaning "to rot". This was an epithet of Apollo.... Read
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
Possibly derived from ríodhgach meaning "impulsive".... Read
Old Norse form of SIGRID.
Combination of HANS and GÜNTHER.
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.... Read
French feminine form of AURELIUS.
Means "mother-in-law" in Kikuyu.
Originally a Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element gild "sacrifice, value". It can also be a Dutch diminutive of WILLEM.... Read
Means "watery" in Sanskrit.
French form of GUINEVERE.
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
Means "second child after twins" in Yoruba.
From a surname that was derived from the given name NEIL.... Read
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђорђе (see ĐORĐE).... Read
Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
Feminine form of BOLESŁAW.
Latinate feminine form of HYACINTHUS, used to refer to the 17th-century Italian saint Hyacintha Mariscotti (real name Giacinta).... Read
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.... Read
Means "liked" in Turkish.
Anglicized form of FEARGHAL.
German variant form of ROBERT. The military commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a nephew of Charles I, introduced this name to England in the 17th century.... Read
Means "one that walks on four claws" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.... Read