From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).... Read
German variant form of JOACHIM.
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.... Read
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian/Russian Оксана (see OKSANA).... Read
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
Alternate transcription of Persian فریدون (see FEREYDOUN).... Read
Means "cherry" in French.
From Sino-Korean 俊 (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with 鎬 (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or 昊 (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727).... Read
Feminine form of LAURENCE (1).
From an old Slavic name that was derived from an element meaning "good" combined with slava "glory".... Read
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian کورش (see KUROSH).... Read
Italian form of SILVANUS.
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.... Read
From Japanese 三 (sabu) meaning "three" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the third son. Other kanji combinations are possible as well.... Read
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).... Read
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) form of THAÏS.... Read
From a Catalan surname meaning "golden". It has been used in honour of Joseph Oriol, a 17th-century saint.... Read
Russian form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
Greek form of ARISTOCLES.
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
Medieval name, a masculine form of AMICE. It appears in the medieval French poem 'Amis and Amiles', about two friends who make sacrifices for one another.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκιβιαδης (Alkibiades), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and βια (bia) "force" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the... Read
Old Germanic form of REINHILD.
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.... Read
Old Norse form of SONDRE.
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
Czech feminine form of STEPHEN.
Means "vine, creeping plant" in Sanskrit.
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.... Read
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.... Read
Russian form of NINO (2).
Anglicized form of FEARGHAS.
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
Means "cheek" in Kurdish.
Germanic name composed of the elements col, possibly meaning "helmet", and beraht meaning "bright".... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred in the 10th century.... Read
Alternate transcription of Yiddish פֿייװל (see FEIVEL).... Read
Means "harmony, agreement" in Greek. She was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, given by Zeus to Cadmus to be his wife.... Read
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
Latvian cognate of WALDEMAR.
Official Dutch form of ADRIAN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.... Read
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
From an English surname, either NORRIS (1) or NORRIS (2).... Read
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".... Read
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
Roman family name. The family had Samnite roots so the name probably originated from the Oscan language, likely meaning "fifth" (a cognate of Latin Quintus). Alternatively, it could be derived from the name of the ancient province of Pontus in Asia Minor, itself probably from Greek ποντος (pontos) "sea". A... Read
Anglicized form of CATHAL.
Probably from Latin maior meaning "greater". This was the name of a Roman goddess of spring, a companion (sometimes wife) of Vulcan. She was later conflated with the Greek goddess Maia. The month of May is named for her.... Read
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.... Read
Means "born safely" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενης (genes) "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
Catalan form of VICTORIA.
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.... Read
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
Short form of LECHOSŁAWA.
Original Irish form of CONOR.
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" or 朱 (aka) meaning "vermilion red" combined with 里 (ri) meaning "village" or 莉 (ri) meaning "white jasmine". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... Read