Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).... Read
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
Probably a variant of KYLE, blending it with TYLER. It also coincides with the rare surname Kyler, an Anglicized form of Dutch Cuyler, which is of uncertain meaning.... Read
Polish and Czech form of GERTRUDE.
Italian form of LIBORIUS.
Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".... Read
Breton and French form of the Brythonic name Arthmael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηροδοτος (Herodotos), derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with δοτος (dotos) meaning "given, granted". Herodotus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC who wrote about Persian and the Persian Wars. He is known as the Father of History.... Read
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr,... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Георгий (see GEORGIY).... Read
Italian and Spanish form of CYRUS.
Means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank".... Read
Russian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
Old Norse variant of HULDA (1).
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
From Japanese 拓 (hiraku) meaning "expand, open, support". Other kanji can also form this name.... Read
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
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.... Read
Modern Greek form of ALCMENE.
Hungarian form of EMMANUEL.
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, perhaps derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".... Read
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Finnish god of the hunt, the son of Tapio.... Read
Derived from the Welsh elements cain "lovely" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".... Read
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).... Read
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
Means "guardian, protector" in Hebrew.
English form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
French short form of ÉLISABETH.
Derived from Hungarian bíbor meaning "purple".... Read
Russian diminutive of YAROSLAV.
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
Germanic name derived from the elements landa "land" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by several Lombardic nobles.... Read
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was borne in a village of this name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the... Read
From the Baltic elements ei- "to go" and mantus "intelligent".... Read
Hungarian form of EMMERICH. This was the name of an 11th-century Hungarian saint, the son of Saint Istvan. He is also known as Emeric.... Read
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with mei "May (the month)". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend. He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from Arthurian romance.... Read
From a common Jewish surname that was derived from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen) meaning "priest". This surname was traditionally associated with the hereditary priests who claimed descent from the biblical Aaron.... Read
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
From Sino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and 珠 (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Perhaps from either Greek αρη (are) "bane, ruin" or αρσην (arsen) "male". The name first appears as a-re in Mycenaean Greek writing. Ares was the bloodthirsty god of war in Greek mythology, a son of Zeus and Hera.... Read
Latinized form of KALLISTO. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.... Read
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.... Read
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place name in Berwickshire meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.... Read
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.... Read
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or 舞 (mai) meaning "dance" combined with 央 (o) meaning "center", 緒 (o) meaning "thread" or 桜 (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.... Read
Means "golden flower" in Mapuche.
Late Latin name meaning "lovable". Saint Amabilis was a 5th-century priest in Riom, central France.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "Becca's homestead" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname is retired English soccer player David Beckham (1975-).... Read
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
From a surname that was originally derived from the given name Mauger, an Old French form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear". The name can also be given in reference to the English word major.... Read
Dutch form and English and German variant of ZOE.
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) "to devour". In Greek mythology Dardanos was a son of Zeus and Electra. He was the founder of the city of Dardania in Asia Minor.... Read
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.... Read
Recently created name intended to mean "what will be, will be". It is from the title of the 1956 song 'Que Sera, Sera', which was taken from the Italian phrase che sarà sarà. The phrase que sera, sera is not grammatically correct in any Romance language.... Read
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".... Read
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
Variant of IRJA. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem 'Arja and Selinä' (1916), though belonging to a male character.... Read
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.... Read
Slovene feminine form of CYRIL.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 석 (see SEOK).... Read
Finnish form of NICODEMUS.
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευαριστος (Euaristos) meaning "well pleasing" from the Greek word ευαρεστος (euarestos), derived from ευ (eu) "good, well" and αρεστος (arestos) "pleasing". This was the name of the fifth pope, supposedly martyred under Emperor Hadrian.... Read
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
Anglicized form of ÉIBHEAR.
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.