From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN".... Read
From a surname that was derived from the Germanic given name GODEHARD.... Read
Scottish form of VALENTINE (1).
From Chinese 夏 (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", 霞 (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Brazilian Portuguese variant form of REUBEN.
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see ILDEFONSO), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into... Read
Contraction of Vladimir Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.... Read
Medieval Slavic form of ĽUDOVÍT.
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old... Read
Roman family name that was a derivative of CASSIUS.... Read
Means "remember" in Chewa.
From the name of a mountain in Navarre in northern Spain, the site of the old monastery of San Salvador of Leyre. It is from Basque Leire, possibly derived from Latin legionarius meaning "pertaining to a legion".... Read
From Japanese 舞 (mai) meaning "dance" or 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe". It can also come from 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.... Read
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.... Read
Derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and μηλον (melon) "fruit". The second element has also been interpreted as Greek μελος (melos) "song". In Greek myth Philomela was the sister-in-law of Tereus, who raped her and cut out her tongue. Prokne avenged her sister by killing her son by Tereus,... Read
Turkish variant form of TUBA.
Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This was the name of the first king of Hungary. Ruling in the 11th century, he encouraged the spread of Christianity among his subjects and is considered the patron saint of Hungary.... Read
Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian form of AN (2), also adopted by the Hurrians and Hittites.... Read
From a Scottish surname, of Norman origin, which probably originally referred to the town of Brix in France. The surname was borne by Robert the Bruce, a Scottish hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland. It has been in use as... Read
From an English surname of unknown meaning, possibly from a place name.... Read
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".... Read
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שיינאַ (see SHAYNA).... Read
From the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror... Read
From an English and Scots surname meaning "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".... Read
Meaning unknown. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a youth who challenges Väinämöinen to a chanting (or spellcasting) duel. Joukahainen loses, and must promise his sister Aino to Väinämöinen.... Read
Spanish form of APOLLINARIS.
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
Combination of JEAN (1) and FRANÇOIS.
Russian diminutive of IRINA.
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.... Read
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five... Read
Portuguese form of MARCIA.
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common).... Read
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
Portuguese cognate of INMACULADA.
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
From Sino-Korean 始 (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with 祐 (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or 雨 (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.... Read
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.... Read
Swedish variant of LISELOTTE.
Latin form of Ζακχαιος (see ZACCHAEUS) used in the Vulgate.... Read
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.... Read
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.... Read
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who lived near or worked with clay. This name can also be a short form of CLAYTON.... Read
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.... Read
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.... Read
From an English surname that meant "son of BRANDR".... Read
Form of BOAZ used in the Latin Old Testament.
Biblical Hebrew form of VASHTI.
Feminine form of BERNARD.
From a Danish surname meaning "son of JENS".
From a surname that meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.... Read
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".... Read
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD. This name was borne sultans of the Ottoman Empire (with the older form Mehmed).... Read
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
From a surname that was a variant of LAYTON.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹר (see DROR).... Read
Derived from Albanian verë meaning "summer".
From Japanese 颯 (hayate) meaning "sudden, sound of the wind". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.... Read
Lithuanian form of ANDREW.
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity... Read
Macedonian form of ELISHA.
Means "noble maiden" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Arwen was the daughter of Elrond and the lover of Aragorn.... Read
Old English form of CHAD.
Old Germanic form of HENRY.
Germanic name derived from the elements gaut "Geat, Goth" and beraht "bright".... Read
Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern... Read
Slovene feminine form of DAMIAN.
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID.
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Божидар (see BOZHIDAR).... Read