Means "father of" in Arabic. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname. The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son). In some cases the kunya is figurative, not referring to an actual child, as in the case of the Muslim caliph Abu Bakr.
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.... Read
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which was located in North Africa. Edmond Rostand used this name in his play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897). He based his character upon a real person, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, a French satirist of the 17th century.... Read
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
Means "furrowed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by both a giant and also the father of King David's wife Maacah.... Read
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
Georgian form of MADONNA.
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
From Japanese 和 (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and 花 (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.... Read
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in... Read
Latin form of CONSTANTINE.
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.... Read
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
Corsican form of STEPHEN, as well as the Old Slavic form.... Read
From an Irish surname, either Mac Giolla Ruaidh, which means "son of the red-haired servant", or Mac Giolla Rí, which means "son of the king's servant".... Read
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NEILOS (and also of the Nile River).... Read
Reconstructed Egyptian form of RAMESES.
Hungarian form of PRISCA, influenced by the Hungarian word piros meaning "red".... Read
Romanian form of NICHOLAS.
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK) used in several languages.... Read
Possibly a short form of NATHANAËL or GWENAËL.... Read
Form of DOROTHEA in several languages.
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
Norwegian form of SNORRI.
Dutch diminutive of JOZEF.
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.
From Latin Raguhel, a scriptural variant of REUEL. This appears in some versions of the Old Testament at Exodus 2:18 as another name of Jethro, while other translations use Reuel. This name is also borne by an archangel in the Book of Enoch.... Read
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.... Read
From a surname probably meaning "strife" in Middle English, originally given to a quarrelsome person.... Read
Derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology.... Read
Feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
In the case of television personality Oprah Winfrey, it was a childhood mispronunciation of her real name ORPAH that became permanent.... Read
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.... Read
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
Polish form of LIVIA (1).
Hungarian diminutive of GISELLE.
Means "strong" in Turkish.
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
Portuguese feminine form of CAESARIUS.
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".... Read
Portuguese and Galician form of VICTOR.
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".... Read
From the Old Norse name Þórgeirr, which meant "Thor's spear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with geirr "spear".... Read
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".... Read
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).... Read
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" or 心 (ko) meaning "heart" combined with 春 (haru) meaning "spring". The compound word 小春 means "late summer". Other combinations of kanji characters can form this name as well.... Read
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from Will, a diminutive of WILLIAM.... Read
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
Old Germanic form of WILLIAM.
English form of Latin Lucas, from the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) meaning "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts... Read
Anglicized form of ELISEDD.
Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Means "safety" in Arabic.
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.... Read
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.... Read
Portuguese form of ADELMAR.
Alternate transcription of Arabic جليلة (see JALILA).... Read
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue" (using the patronymic suffix ūnas).... Read
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.... Read
Turkish feminine form of NADIR.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
Hungarian form of EDMUND.
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".... Read
Short form of DOMINYKAS or DOMANTAS.
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
Means "just, fair" in Basque.
Spanish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.... Read
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".... Read
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.