From the Greek name Κοσμας (Kosmas), which was derived from κοσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
From Sino-Korean 煥 (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous" or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and CHARLES.
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and/or 奈 (na), a phonetic character. The characters can be in either order or the same character can be duplicated, as indicated by the symbol 々. Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also be used to form this name.... Read
Means "turtle laying its eggs" in Shawnee.
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.... Read
Italian form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
Hungarian form of ESTHER.
From the Mongolian title il-Khan meaning "subordinate Khan", which was first adopted by Genghis Khan's grandson Hulagu, who ruled a kingdom called the Ilkhanate that stretched from modern Iran to eastern Turkey.... Read
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling". This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story 'Ligeia' (1838).... Read
Newer Scandinavian form of HRÓARR.
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis, which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of KATHERINE, and an alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).... Read
Old Hungarian name, possibly of Slavic origin, or possibly from Hungarian lesz "will be". This name was used by the Árpád royal family since at least the 10th century.... Read
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic منصور (see MANSUR).... Read
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
Latinized form of Greek Καρμη (Karme), which was derived from κειρω (keiro) "to shear". This was the name of a Cretan goddess of the harvest.... Read
From an English surname that meant either "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM". A famous bearer of the surname was the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931).... Read
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.... Read
Elaboration of DAX influenced by names such as Paxton and Braxton.... Read
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.... Read
Portuguese form and French variant of CHLOE.
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
Means "majesty, dignity" in Arabic.
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.... Read
As a feminine name it can be from Japanese 詩 (shi) meaning "poem" combined with 織 (ori) meaning "weave". It can also be from 栞 (shiori) meaning "bookmark" (usually feminine) or 撓 (shiori) meaning "lithe, bending" (usually masculine), as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.... Read
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.... Read
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
Spanish cognate of CHARITY.
Means "generous lord" from the Welsh elements udd "lord, prince" and hael "generous".... Read
Polish form of FELICITAS.
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.... Read
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JUUROU).... Read
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Feminine form of IGON. It is a Basque equivalent of Ascensión.... Read
Anglicized form of CATHAL.
From a surname that was derived from the same source as the name NORMAN.... Read
Means "feller, hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was... Read
From a surname that was a variant of WARWICK.
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
From a French surname meaning "the monk" in French.... Read
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ruaidh meaning "descendant of RUADH".... Read
Hungarian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Means "one who bestows fame" in Sanskrit.
Spanish form of APOLLINARIS.
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
From the Baltic elements tauta "intelligent" and vyd "to see".... Read
Old Germanic form of ELLA (1).
Finnish diminutive of CECILIA.
Meaning unknown, though the first element is likely connected to Brythonic caed meaning "battle". Saint Caedmon was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poet who supposedly received his poetic inspiration from a dream. Our only knowledge of him is through the historian Bede.... Read
From Αλφαιος (Alphaios), the Greek form of a Hebrew name that meant "changing". In the New Testament this is the name of the fathers of the apostles James and Levi.... Read
Means "archangel" in Italian.
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
Means "milk-coloured" in Irish Gaelic. According to legend this was the name of an ancestor of the Irish king Brian Boru.... Read
From an English occupational surname for a box maker, derived from Norman French casse meaning "case". A famous bearer of the surname was American musician Johnny Cash (1932-2003).... Read
Italian and Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
Germanic form of WIELAND.
Possibly means "flowing god" in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost.... Read
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also an alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαηλ (see MICHAIL).... Read
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.... Read
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
Derived from Greek αληθεια (aletheia) meaning "truth". This name was coined in the 16th century.... Read
Means "white warrior" from Gaelic fionn "white, fair" and laogh "warrior".... Read
Dutch cognate of REIN (1).
Portuguese form of JESSICA.
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian مسعود (see MAS'UD).... Read
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
Form of DANIEL in several languages.
Alternate transcription of Arabic طارق (see TARIQ).... Read
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.... Read
Southern Slavic form of DIANA.
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from the Germanic root *luka meaning "knot, lock". In Norse legend Loki was a trickster god associated with magic and fire. Over time he became more and more evil, and he was eventually chained to a rock by the other gods.... Read
Means "crocus" in Romanian.