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".
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eye shadow). A hollowed animal horn could have been used to store this material. Keren-Happuch is the name of the third daughter of Job in the Old Testament.... Read
Medieval variant of CLEMENCE. It can also simply mean "clemency, mercy" from the English word, ultimately from Latin clemens "merciful".... Read
From Japanese 七 (shichi) meaning "seven" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the seventh son. Other kanji combinations can be possible.... Read
Georgian form of TAHMURAS. This was the name of several kings who ruled over kingdoms located in what is now modern Georgia.... Read
Combination of the name ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan, which means "ruler, leader".... Read
From a Turkish nickname meaning "Ruthenian". This referred to the region of Ruthenia, covering Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia. Roxelana (1502-1558), also known by the name Hürrem, was a slave and then concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She eventually became his wife and produced his... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 香 (hương) meaning "fragrant".... Read
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
From an English surname that meant "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).... Read
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
From a surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.... Read
From Japanese 悦 (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and 子 (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.... Read
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".... Read
Elaboration of KAREN (1), possibly influenced by CARINA (1).... Read
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".... Read
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
Means "master of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and vit "master, lord".... Read
Means "sun" in Akkadian. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian name of Utu.... Read
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
Medieval English variant of STEPHEN, and a Dutch variant of STEFAN. The filmmaker Steven Spielberg (1946-), director of 'E.T.' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
Form of MAIA (1) in various languages.
Latinized form of Greek Αληκτω (Alekto), which was derived from αληκτος (alektos) "unceasing". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology.... Read
Possibly from Greek σολος (solos) meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.... Read
From Sino-Korean 在 (jae) meaning "located at, exist" or 宰 (jae) meaning "kill, rule" combined with 成 (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or 誠 (seong) meaning "sincere, honest, true". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.... Read
Means "flag" in Albanian.
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).... Read
Azerbaijani form of PARVIN.
Variant of EMMETT. It is used in Ireland in honour of the nationalist and rebel Robert Emmet (1778-1803).... Read
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), the full form of JONATHAN. This is the name of a few minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays 'The Barber of Seville' (1775), 'The Marriage of Figaro' (1784) and 'The Guilty Mother' (1792). Beaumarchais may have based the character's name on the French phrase fils Caron meaning "son of Caron", which was his own... Read
Short form of MAELEACHLAINN.
From a surname that was a variant of ELLIOTT.
From Salvatrix, the feminine form of Salvator (see SALVADOR).... Read
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.... Read
Azerbaijani form of WAHID.
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
From Ιουδας (Ioudas), the Greek form of JUDAH. This is the name of several characters in the New Testament including the infamous Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities in exchange for money.... Read
Frankish name of unknown meaning. It possibly means "awe-inspiring" from Frankish bib- "to tremble". This was the name of three majordomos of Austrasia including Pépin III the Short, who became the first Carolingian king of the Franks. He was the father of Charlemagne.... Read
From Japanese 晴 (haru) meaning "clear weather" or 陽 (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness" or 生 (ki) meaning "living". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and MICHEL.
A name of the Hebrew God, represented in Hebrew by the Tetragrammaton ("four letters") יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), which was transliterated into Roman script as Y H W H. Because it was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God, it was only written and never spoken, which resulted... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβος (Phoibos), which meant "bright, pure". This was an epithet of the Greek god Apollo.... Read
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
Modern form of MUIREDACH.
Original Latin form of FABIAN.
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
Sami variant form of HELGA.
Yiddish variant of EZEKIEL.
From a Roman family name that meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.... Read
Means "acorn" in Finnish.
Catalan feminine form of ALEXIS.
Portuguese form of BENJAMIN.
Old Persian form of CAMBYSES.
Italian form of TANCRED. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera 'Tancredi' (1813).... Read
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
German short form of ARNOLD.
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle,... Read
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φιλημα (philema) "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.... Read
Derived from Finnish ilma "air" combined with a feminine suffix. In Finnish mythology Ilmatar was a semi-androgynous goddess of the heavens. She was the mother of Ilmarinen, Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Adalhard or Adalard was a cousin of Charlemagne who became an abbot of Corbie.... Read
Means "exalted" in Persian.
French variant form of MATTHEW.
Diminutive of BOB. Hockey greats Bobby Hull (1939-) and Bobby Orr (1948-) have borne this name.... Read
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".... Read
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty for a male character in his epic poem 'Zalán Futása' (1825). It was used by later writers such as Mór Jókai for female characters.... Read
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).