Diminutive of JOSÉ MARÍA or JOSÉ MANUEL.
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Feminine form of ETELE created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel 'Etelka' (1788).... Read
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.... Read
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.... Read
Variant of SHAKIL. This name is borne by basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (1972-).... Read
Variant of EVE. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990).... Read
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.... Read
Spanish form of THADDEUS.
From Chinese 磊 (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or 蕾 (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.... Read
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
Croatian diminutive of ANTHONY.
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.... Read
Combination of MARY and ANNE (1).
From Japanese 瞳 (hitomi) meaning "pupil of the eye". It can also come from 史 (hito) meaning "history" and 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful", as well as other kanji combinations. This name is often written with the hiragana writing system.... Read
Derived from Sumerian 𒌓 (ud) meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.... Read
French feminine form of SIMON (1). A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.... Read
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see TIMUR).
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
From Old Norse bragr meaning "first, foremost" or "poetry". In Norse mythology Bragi is the god of poetry and the husband of Iðunn.... Read
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
Medieval English form of JEREMIAH, and the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.... Read
Russian form of THEOPHILUS.
Means "sound, voice" from Hawaiian ka "the" and leo "sound, voice".... Read
Possibly means "destroyer of evil" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a king who is the husband of Shakuntala and the father of Bharata.... Read
Means "brave" in Turkish.
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW), which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.... Read
Means "nightingale" in Kazakh.
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
Latin variant of EVANDER (1).
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
Means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
From Greek παν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντος) and ελεημων (eleemon) meaning "compassionate". This was a name given to Saint Pantaleon.... Read
From an English surname meaning "son of WILLIAM". The surname was borne by Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), the American president during World War I.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see IKRAM).... Read
Anglicized form of a Sheumais, the vocative case of SEUMAS.... Read
Feminine form of GILBERT or GILBERTO.
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".... Read
From a Scottish and English surname that was derived from the Norse name Þórbjǫrn (see TORBJÖRN).... Read
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
Combination of HANS and JÖRG.
Italian feminine form of AMADEUS.
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ruaidh meaning "descendant of RUADH".... Read
Possibly derived from Finnish virvatuli meaning "will o' the wisp". In folklore, will o' the wisp is a floating ball of light that appears over water.... Read
Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name HILDEBERT.... Read
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of EULALIA.
French feminine form of LEON.
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Hungarian diminutive of ILONA.
Means "sea" in Ugaritic. Yam was the Ugaritic god of the sea, also associated with chaos, storms and destruction. He was a son of the chief god El.... Read
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.... Read
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
Catalan variant form of RAYMOND.
Old Norse form of ÅSMUND.
Late Latin name meaning "beloved". The 7th-century Saint Amatus was the first abbot of Remiremont Abbey.... Read
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
From an English surname, either NORRIS (1) or NORRIS (2).... Read
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic سهيل (see SUHAIL).... Read
Combination of JOHANN and BAPTIST, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.... Read
Polish feminine form of SOBIESŁAW.
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi अजीत, Marathi अजित, Gurmukhi ਅਜੀਤ or Bengali অজিত (see AJIT).... Read
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom was martyred.... Read
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge". Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the 'Iliad', about the Trojan War, and the 'Odyssey', about Odysseus's journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even... Read
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
Italian form of AELIUS or HELIOS.
Esperanto form of LUDWIG. This is the Esperanto name of the philologist Ludwig Zamenhof (1859-1917), the creator of the Esperanto language.... Read
Czech form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).... Read
From a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain".... Read
From a surname that was originally taken from town names meaning either "WINE's village" or "WIGMUND's village" in Old English.... Read
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN or CAOILFHIONN.
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
From Chinese 国 (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.... Read