Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
From Sino-Vietnamese 枝 (chi) meaning "branch".... Read
Georgian form of VLADIMIR.
Feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
Means "blessed" in Amharic.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the name of a district in Scotland. The district, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly means "place of elms".... Read
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
Scottish form of VALENTINE (1).
Polish cognate of NADEZHDA, being the modern Polish word meaning "hope".... Read
Means "born during famine", from Luhya injala meaning "hunger, famine".... Read
Limburgish short form of NICHOLAS.
Form of HENRY in several languages. A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).... Read
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and PAUL. A famous bearer was the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).... Read
Created by the Hungarian author Mór Jókai for a character in his novel 'The Golden Man' (1873). The name is apparently based on the Greek word ευθυμια (euthymia) meaning "good spirits, cheerfulness".... Read
Means "squirrel" in Greenlandic.
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
Latinized form of HIPPOLYTE (1). Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595).... Read
Short form of BERNHARD and other Germanic names beginning with the element bern meaning "bear".... Read
Combination of CLARA and the popular name suffix inda. It was first used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).... Read
Derived from Slavic rod meaning "fertile".
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيب (see NAJIB).... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσιμαχος (Lysimachos), derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and μαχη (mache) "battle". This was the name of one of the generals under Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death Lysimachus took control of Thrace.... Read
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest town" (Old English preost and tun).... Read
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".... Read
Scottish form of REYNOLD.
Means "peerless, unique" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الوحيد (al-Wahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS. In America it was sometimes given in honour of Yale president Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). A famous bearer was the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).... Read
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταρασιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was... Read
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
From Sino-Vietnamese 玉 (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".... Read
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
Means "development" in Thai.
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
Macedonian feminine form of DOMINIC.
Finnish and Estonian short form of ELISABET or ELIISABET.... Read
Older Germanic form of KRIEMHILD.
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".... Read
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.... Read
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
Derived from the Germanic element kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry II.... Read
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.... Read
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".
Feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
Old Norse form of HAROLD.
Old Irish form of ÉIBHEAR.
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied'.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 明 (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).... Read
Old English form of EDMUND.
From Japanese 信 (nobu) meaning "trust", 延 (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).... Read
From a surname meaning "little red one" in French. A notable bearer of the surname was the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), who wrote on many subjects including logic, epistemology and mathematics. He was also a political activist for causes such as pacifism and women's rights.... Read
Derived from Greek ουρανιος (ouranios) meaning "heavenly". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of astronomy and astrology, one of the nine Muses.... Read
Kazakh and Tatar form of TAL'AT.
Latinized form of Greek Ναυσικαα (Nausikaa) meaning "burner of ships". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of a daughter of Alcinous who helps Odysseus on his journey home.... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
Slovene form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.... Read
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this... Read
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (Yehoshu'a) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יְהוֹ (yeho) referring to the Hebrew God and יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save". As told in the Old Testament, Joshua was a companion of Moses. He went up Mount Sinai with Moses when he received the Ten... Read
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "bridge settlement" in Old English.... Read
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".... Read
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".... Read
Old French form of AIMÉE.
Northern Sami form of JOHN.
Diminutive of JADWIGA or IGNACJA.
Means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright". This was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest but was revived in the 19th century.... Read
Contracted form of PETRONEL. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian ژاله (see ZHALEH).... Read