Medieval form of LETITIA.
Means "bunch, cluster" in Finnish.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمّار (see AMMAR).... Read
Elaborated feminine form of PHILIPPE.
Modern Greek transcription of PHOTIOS.
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).... Read
From an English surname that is derived from Old English read meaning "red", originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion.... Read
English form of EUSTACHIUS or EUSTATHIUS, two names of Greek origin that have been conflated in the post-classical period. Saint Eustace, whose is known under both spellings, was a 2nd-century Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he... Read
From the English word meaning "friend". It probably originated as a nursery form of the word brother.... Read
Variant of RANDOLF. This spelling was adopted in the 18th century.... Read
German, Czech and Scandinavian form of JOSEPH.
Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".... Read
From the name of the Christian festival (January 6) that commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. It is also an English word meaning "sudden appearance" or "sudden perception", ultimately deriving from Greek επιφανεια (epiphaneia) "manifestation".... Read
From the name of a citadel that was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.... Read
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
Dutch and Low German short form of NICHOLAS.
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
French diminutive of ALEXANDRA. This was the name of a Danish queen, the wife of King Christian X.... Read
Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
From Romanian horă, a type of circle dance. This was the nickname of Vasile Ursu Nicola (1731-1785), a leader of a peasant rebellion in Romania. He was eventually captured, tortured and executed.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic علياء (see ALYA (1)).... Read
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
Icelandic form of ERLAND.
Combination of ANNE (1) and SOPHIE.
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.... Read
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.... Read
Modern Hindi transcription of BALADEVA.
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
Feminine form of RICHARD.
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and rani "heaven, sky".... Read
Medieval variant of ROLAND.
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements bjǫrn "bear" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".... Read
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867).... Read
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryuu) meaning "dragon", as well as other kanji with the same pronunciation.... Read
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see SEONG-MIN).... Read
Latinized form of KYRILLOS.
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
From Sino-Korean 才 (jae) meaning "talent, ability" or 財 (jae) meaning "wealth, riches", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.... Read
From the older English name Dederick, which was in origin a Low German form of THEODORIC. It was imported to England from the Low Countries in the 15th century.... Read
French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This was the name of a 7th-century Belgian saint.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.... Read
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.... Read
Form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT) in several languages.... Read
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
Persian form of NAIRYOSANGHA.
Roman family name that was derived from MARCELLUS. Saint Marcellinus was a pope of the early 4th century who was supposedly martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.... Read
From the Old Norse name Ketill meaning "kettle, cauldron" (later also acquiring the meaning "helmet"). In old Scandinavian rituals the ketill was used to catch the blood of sacrificed animals.... Read
Modern Greek form of ALCMENE.
From Japanese 健 (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" and 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.... Read
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary.... Read
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
From a surname that was derived from the name of towns in England, meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD" in Old English.... Read
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.... Read
From Sino-Korean 慶 (gyeong) meaning "congratulate, celebrate" or 敬 (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" combined with 子 (ja) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other hanja character combinations as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character 子 (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese)... Read
Combination of GIANNI and LUCA (1).
Hebrew feminine form of JORDAN.
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.... Read
Diminutive of EDVÁRD or EDUÁRD.
Portuguese form of JACOB.
From a Scottish surname that is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".... Read
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle... Read
Means "rust" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is mentioned as one of the wives of Asher.... Read
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
Means "rose lady" in Armenian.
Lithuanian form of ELIZABETH.
From Sanskrit अरित्र (aritra) meaning "propelling, an oar".... Read
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.... Read
From Sino-Korean 明 (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.... Read
Feminine form of DAN (1).
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.