Medieval French form of MATHILDE.
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
Spanish and Italian form of ELEUTHERIUS.
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".... Read
Latinized form of Greek Πλουτων (Plouton), derived from πλουτος (ploutos) meaning "wealth". This was an alternate name of Hades, the god of the underworld. This is also the name of a dwarf planet (formerly designated the ninth planet) in the solar system.... Read
Polish form of DEMETRIUS.
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).... Read
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.... Read
Means "falcon" in Persian, referring more specifically to the Barbary falcon (species Falco pelegrinoides). The bird's name is a derivative of Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king".... 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
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).... Read
Derived from Lithuanian ramus meaning "calm" combined with the patronymic suffix ūnas.... Read
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".... Read
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit अ (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink that gives immortality.... Read
Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
Short form of JOSEPH. Five famous sports figures who have had this name are boxers Joe Louis (1914-1981) and Joe Frazier (1944-), baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), and football quarterbacks Joe Namath (1943-) and Joe Montana (1956-).... Read
Diminutive of MARIJA (Croatian, Serbian and Slovene) or MÁRIA (Hungarian).... Read
German form of METHUSELAH.
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
Polish diminutive of RENATA.
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by Emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556),... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
Combination of CLARA and the popular name suffix inda. It was first used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).... Read
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the... Read
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Ceallacháin, which means "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".... Read
Scandinavian form of RICMOD.
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
Possibly derived from Greek γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.... Read
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Derived from Germanic ger "spear" and wulf "wolf".
Original Latin form of TERENCE.
Feminine form of GIEDRIUS.
Means "servant of Kali" from the name of the Hindu goddess KALI combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". This was the name of a 4th-century Indian poet and dramatist, the author of the 'Abhijnanashakuntalam'.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ESTHER.
Old Norse form of VEGARD.
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
Medieval diminutive of RICHARD. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).... Read
From the Greek Αργος (Argos), derived from αργος (argos) meaning "glistening, shining". In Greek myth this name belonged to both the man who built the Argo and a man with a hundred eyes.... Read
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
Finnish feminine form of JOSEPH.
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang "slender".... Read
Derived from Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler Brian Boru.... Read
Means "beloved, darling" in Arabic.
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" or 陽 (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.... Read
Italian feminine diminutive of COLUMBA. In traditional Italian pantomimes this is the name of a stock character, the female counterpart of Arlecchino (also called Harlequin). This is also the Italian word for the columbine flower.... Read
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryuu) meaning "dragon", as well as other kanji with the same pronunciation.... Read
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.... Read
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.... Read
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
Variant of INDRAJIT used by Sikhs.
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).... Read
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see SEONG-MIN).... Read