Limburgish form of BRUNO.
From Chinese 强 (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.... Read
Means "laurel" in Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian, of Greek origin.... Read
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
Latinized form of Greek Ιοκαστη (Iokaste), which is of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology she was the mother Oedipus by the Theban king Laius. In a case of tragic mistaken identity, she married her own son.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.... Read
Elaborated form of MABEL.
Macedonian diminutive of ELISAVETA.
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.... Read
Created in the 20th century, probably modelled on Breton names such as Gaëlle and Maëlle.... Read
Diminutive of EDGARS, EDUARDS or EDMUNDS.
Originally a short form of the Germanic name ADELMAR.... Read
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).... Read
Possibly from a Northwest Caucasian word meaning "light". This was a name of Giorgi IV, a 13th-century king of Georgia.... Read
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
Latinized form of Greek ‘Αλκυονη (Halkyone), a variant of Αλκυονη (see ALCYONE).... Read
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Means "violet (flower)" in Mapuche.
English form of ÍÑIGO. It became well-known in Britain due to the 17th-century English architect Inigo Jones. He was named after his father, a Catholic who was named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola.... Read
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.... Read
Modern German form of LEOBWIN.
Means "beauty" in Arabic. Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism in the 19th century.... Read
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "bison".
Polish diminutive of AGATA.
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
Alternate transcription of Arabic هناء (see HANA (1)).... Read
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").... Read
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.... Read
Derived from the Germanic element ant meaning "giant".... Read
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA, ALBINA, and other names beginning with Ал.... Read
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հայկ (see HAYK).... Read
Modern Hebrew form of JOB.
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
From Sino-Vietnamese 垂 (thùy) meaning "let down, suspend, hang".... Read
Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of PHILIP.
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
Hebrew form of ABRAM (1).
Meaning uncertain. This name was borne by the influential American evangelist Oral Roberts (1918-2009), who was apparently named by his cousin.... Read
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.... Read
Old Norse form of STEINAR.
Ancient Greek form of HOMER.
Anglicized form of RATHNAIT.
From an occupational surname that meant "(female) baker" in Old English.... Read
Polish form of THEODOSIA.
Russian form of THEODORE. It was borne by three tsars of Russia. Another notable bearer was Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author of such works as 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'.... Read
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AHMOSE.
Latinate form of CHRISTABEL.
Means "rose" in Polish. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).... Read
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and flæd "beauty".... Read
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
Derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon". This is another name of Rama.... Read
Means "no glory" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the grandson of Eli and the son of Phinehas. This name was also used by Washington Irving for Ichabod Crane, the main character in his short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' (1820).... Read
From an occupational English surname for a hunter, derived from Old English hunta. A famous bearer was the eccentric American journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005).... Read
Anglicized form of FEARGHAL.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in... Read
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).... Read
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".... Read
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".... Read
Italian form of MARCELLINUS.
Possibly a Romanian masculine form of ALINA. Alternatively it may derive from Romanian alina "to soothe".... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian زینب (see ZEINAB) or Azerbaijani ZEYNƏB.... Read
Portuguese form of HENRY. This was the name of a 15th-century Portuguese naval explorer (known as Henry the Navigator in English).... Read
Modern masculine form of SUSHILA.
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.... Read
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.