Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Romanian feminine form of Ștefan (see STEPHEN).... Read
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon), which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
Older form (possibly) of LLYWELYN.
Latin form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.... Read
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
From Sino-Vietnamese 志 (chí) meaning "will, spirit".... Read
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.... Read
Variant of AZAHAR. It can also be given in reference to the ruined Moorish city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba, which derives from the related Arabic root زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine".... Read
Short form of Frisian names beginning with the Germanic element frid "peace".... Read
Swedish variant of CHARLOTTE.
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius, which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.... Read
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
Slovene short form of MILAN.
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.... Read
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.... Read
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.... Read
From a surname meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person. A notable bearer of the name was Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who, with William Clark, explored the west of North America.... Read
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.... Read
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
Means "king, chief" in Tswana.
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.... Read
Nepali and Bengali form of VISHAL.
From Yiddish בלום (blum) meaning "flower".... Read
Means "brave" in Turkish.
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
Scandinavian, Finnish and Breton form of MICHAEL.
Short form of VÄINÄMÖINEN.
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard". This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his... Read
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue".
Portuguese form of THOMAS.
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 瓊 (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".... Read
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.
Means "person who can tell right from wrong" in Arabic. This was the name of the last king of Egypt (1920-1965).... Read
Georgian form of BARBARA.
From a French surname that was derived from the Germanic given name Faro.... Read
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he... Read
Means "friend, brother" in Turkish. This name was borne by the 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.... Read
Feminine form of BOGUSŁAW.
Roman form of MAXIMILIAN.
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
Diminutive of INDIANA. This is the nickname of the hero of the 'Indiana Jones' movies, starring Harrison Ford.... Read
Italian feminine form of XAVIER.
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most... Read
Turkish form of FARUQ, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Norwegian form of ALFHILD.
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".... Read
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.... Read
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.... Read
Means "remedy" or "improvement" in Arabic.
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.... Read
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".... Read
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).... Read
Means "sweet, goodly" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish mythology Sadb was the mother of Oisín.... Read
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
Spanish and Portuguese form of JEROME.
From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos), which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian... Read
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.... Read
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.... Read
Polish diminutive of AGATA.