From Zulu imbali "flower" and hle "beautiful".
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.... Read
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
Turkish form of Alif, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا. It also means "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi, literally "shaped like elif".... Read
Diminutive of GERTRAUD or WALTRAUD.
Derived from Finnish kyllä "abundance" or kyllin "enough". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.... Read
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.... Read
Hungarian form of ABRAHAM.
Meaning unknown. It was popularized by Eino Leino's poem 'Kimmo's Revenge' (1902).... Read
Form of BERTHA in several languages.
From Japanese 匠 (takumi) meaning "artisan" or 巧 (takumi) meaning "skillful". It can also come from 拓 (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with 海 (mi) meaning "sea, ocean" or 実 (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكريّة (see SHUKRIYYA).... Read
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).... Read
Means "he opens" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to a ruling judge. He successfully defended Israel from the Ammonites, but was then obliged to sacrifice his daughter because of a vow he had made.... Read
Variant of SHULAMMITE used in some versions of the Bible.... Read
Means "ruler of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.... Read
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".... Read
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".... Read
Means "exalted, venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the... Read
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and र (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Rigveda.... Read
Feminine form of IVO (1).
Possibly means "esteemed, majestic" in Irish Gaelic.... Read
From a surname that was derived from an English place name, of uncertain meaning.... Read
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.... Read
From the Germanic name Theudelinda, derived from the elements theud "people" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Theudelinda was a 6th-century queen of the Lombards.... Read
Polish feminine form of LUDWIG.
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see FIRUZEH).... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and hadu "battle, combat". This was the name of an 8th-century saint active in Frisia and Saxony.... Read
Russian form of THEODORA.
Portuguese form of EDITH.
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
Meaning unknown. In Latvian mythology this is the name of a forest spirit sometimes associated with childbirth and weaving.... Read
From the Old Norse Þrúðr meaning "strength". In Norse mythology this was the name of a daughter of Thor and Sif.... Read
Akkadian form of NABOPOLASSAR.
From a surname that was derived from the name of the city of Leicester, originally denoting a person who was from that place. The city's name is derived from the river name Ligore combined with Latin castra "camp".... Read
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
Descended from various Germanic names such as Agilmar, which was derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and mari "famous".... Read
Portuguese form of ANASTASIA.
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
Means "ear of corn" in Latin. This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo.... Read
Variant of JONATHAN influenced by JOHN.
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIROU).... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 葉 (diệp) meaning "leaf".... Read
Lithuanian form of LUDWIG.
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.... Read
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".... Read
From Japanese 蝶 (chou) meaning "butterfly" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can be possible.... Read
Derived from the Germanic element ant meaning "giant".... Read
Either derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white", or else a variant of MUIRNE.... Read
French variant of ALBERT.
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
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
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιφορος (Onesiphoros), which meant "bringing advantage, beneficial". This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's second epistle to Timothy in the New Testament. According to tradition he was martyred by being tied to horses and then torn apart.... Read
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.... Read
From Ιωσης (Ioses), a Greek variant of JOSEPH used in the New Testament to distinguish Joseph the brother of James from the many other characters of that name.... 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
Slovak and Slovene form of STEPHEN.
Means "a girl again" in Zulu.
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".... Read
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
Czech feminine variant of ZDENKO.
From a surname that was derived from the given name CORNELIUS.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and steinn meaning "stone".... Read
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine, which meant "dear friend". The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection and subsequently revolutionized biology.... Read
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
Alternate transcription of Persian شهره (see SHOHREH).... Read
Means "he knows" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jada is a son of Onam.... Read
Short form of ANASTASIYA.
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel 'Nélida' (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.... Read
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.... Read
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
Possibly a Hungarian form of ŽELJKA.