Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.... Read
Low German and Danish form of STEPHEN.
Armenian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
Possibly means "to make low" in Hebrew. This is the name of two characters in Genesis in the Old Testament, the first being a descendant of Cain, and the second being a descendant of Seth and the father of Noah.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.... Read
Northern Sami form of ANDREW.
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.... Read
Means "whirlwind" in Greek. In Greek myth this was the name of an Amazon warrior killed by Herakles during his quest for Hippolyta's girdle.... Read
Latinized form of HUBERT.
Irish form of CHRISTOPHER.
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).... Read
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) "to devour". In Greek mythology Dardanos was a son of Zeus and Electra. He was the founder of the city of Dardania in Asia Minor.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 雲 (vân) meaning "cloud".... Read
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".... Read
Possibly means "deer friend", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "friend". Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name OSGAR or its Old Norse cognate ÁSGEIRR, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. In Irish legend Oscar was the son of the poet... Read
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".... Read
German short form of JOACHIM.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town on a lake" in Old English.... Read
Perhaps an Italian diminutive of OTHO. Shakespeare used this name in his tragedy 'Othello' (1603), where it belongs to a Moor who is manipulated by Iago into killing his wife Desdemona.... Read
French feminine form of CLEMENT.
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.... Read
Means "loyalty" in Arabic.
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".... Read
Feminine form of POMPONIUS.
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) meaning "mountain" and ज (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרָה (see ORA (2)).... Read
From the name of a Native American tribe, perhaps meaning "standing rock".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "west town" in Old English.... Read
Means "eternal", derived from Arabic خلد (khalada) meaning "to last forever". This name was borne by a 7th-century Islamic military leader, Khalid ibn al-Walid.... Read
From an English surname meaning "son of BRICE".
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see ABD AL-HAMID).... Read
Corsican form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.... Read
Lithuanian form of THADDEUS.
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as... Read
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
Means "image of the mother" in Yoruba.
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 山 (sơn) meaning "mountain".... Read
Georgian form of ZACHARIAS, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see ZAKARIYYA).... Read
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.... Read
From the Old Norse name Ingibjǫrg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".... Read
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
Modern Greek transcription of XENE.
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element wald meaning "rule".... Read
Polish and Czech diminutive of ANNA.
Portuguese form of ROGER.
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
Hungarian form of ARMINIUS.
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally... Read
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
Latinized form of AKAKIOS.
Galician feminine form of JOHN.
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
Latvian form of ILMARINEN.
From a surname that meant "blacksmith" in Catalan. This name is often given in honour of Saint Vicente Ferrer, a 14th-century missionary who is the patron saint of builders.... Read
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.... Read
Feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
Latinate form of MIRABELLE.
Portuguese form of THEODOSIUS.
Feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
From Egyptian Ra-msj-sw meaning "born of Ra", composed of the name of the supreme god RA combined with the Egyptian root mesu "be born". Rameses was the name of eleven Egyptian kings of the New Kingdom. The most important of these were Rameses II the Great who campaigned against the... Read
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin (meaning "sea fortress") used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century Arthurian tales. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".... [more]... Read
Means "nightingale" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tinuviel was the daughter of Thingol the elf king and the beloved of Beren, who with her help retrieved one of the Silmarils from the iron crown of Morgoth.... Read
Czech and Slovene form of VINCENT.
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.