Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
Old Germanic form of VOLKER.
From the name of the flower, derived ultimately from a Tupi (South American) word.... Read
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
From Sino-Vietnamese 蓮 (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".... Read
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
Finnish short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIIKKA and other names ending in rika.... Read
Old Norse form of ERLAND.
From an English surname that was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.... Read
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
Feminine diminutive of QUINTUS.
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.... Read
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah is Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.... Read
Old East Slavic form of VLADISLAV.
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.... Read
Welsh name, originally spelled Neirin, which possibly means "noble". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet.... Read
Polish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI. This is the name of a character in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964).... Read
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.... Read
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".... Read
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.... Read
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
Derived from Greek τηθη (tethe) meaning "grandmother". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan associated with the sea. She was the wife of Oceanus.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 遵 (tuân) meaning "obey, follow, honour".... Read
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and sige "victory".... Read
Means "storm, squall" in Turkish, ultimately related to Greek Βορεας (Boreas), the name of the god of the north wind.... Read
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.... Read
Hungarian form of MONICA.
Variant of INGEMAR. This name was borne by the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).... Read
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
Alternate transcription of Urdu محمود (see MEHMUD).... Read
Hungarian and Slovak form of DAVID.
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
From Japanese 涼 (ryou) meaning "cool, refreshing", 遼 (ryou) meaning "distant" or 諒 (ryou) meaning "reality", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.... Read
From a surname, originally from various English place names, derived from the Old Norse nickname Koli (meaning "coal, dark") and býr "town".... Read
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".... Read
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
Means "beautiful, good-looking" in Sanskrit, derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with दर्शन (darshana) meaning "seeing, observing".... Read
From the Roman family name Cassianus, which was derived from CASSIUS. This was the name of several saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Tangier who is the patron saint of stenographers and a 5th-century mystic who founded a monastery in Marseille.... Read
Short form of names ending in lita. This name was brought to the public eye in the 1920s due to Lita Grey (1908-1995), who was the second wife of Charlie Chaplin. Her birth name was Lillita Louise MacMurray.... Read
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영희 (see YEONG-HUI).... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".... Read
Derived from Greek λαλαγεω (lalageo) meaning "to babble, to prattle". The Roman poet Horace used this name in one of his odes.... Read
Old Germanic form of BODE.
Feminine form of BRATISLAV. This is the name of the capital city of Slovakia, though it is unrelated.... Read
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play 'Macbeth' loosely on this king's life.... Read
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영숙 (see YEONG-SUK).... Read
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
French form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of BASIL (1).
From Japanese 海 (kai) meaning "sea, ocean" combined with 斗 (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or 翔 (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
Feminine variant of RON (2).
Alternate transcription of Arabic ظاهر (see ZAAHIR (2)).... Read
Short form of SERAFINA. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN).... Read
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
Feminine form of STANISLAV.
Means "little fierce one", derived from Irish Gaelic lorcc "fierce" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century archbishop of Dublin.... Read
Medieval diminutive of Col, a short form of NICHOLAS.... Read
Irish and Scottish form of PETER.