Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.... Read
Hungarian form of NIMROD.
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.... Read
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.... Read
Derived from Georgian ზვიადი (zviadi) meaning "proud, arrogant".... Read
German feminine form of GABRIEL.
Means "adorning the heart", from Persian دل (del) meaning "heart" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn".... Read
French form of METHUSELAH.
Possibly derived from the Georgian noble title აზნაური (aznauri), ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar meaning "noble".... Read
Means "a girl again" in Zulu.
Scottish form of RAGNVALDR, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).... Read
Turkish form of SOLOMON. Süleyman the Magnificent was a sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He expanded Ottoman territory into Europe and Persia, reformed the government, and completed several great building projects.... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and beraht "bright".... Read
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy".... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK.
Swedish and Finnish feminine form of FREDERICK.
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
Feminine form of MARCIANUS.
From a surname that originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant".... Read
Variant of AUBERON. Oberon was the king of the fairies in Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595). A moon of Uranus bears this name in his honour.... Read
Shortened form of ADALHEIDIS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic باقي (see BAQI).... Read
Greek form of SOPHRONIUS.
From a Welsh surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley water". This name is often given in honour of Owain Glyndwr, a 14th-century Welsh patriot who led a revolt against England.... 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
Derived from Hermetis, the Latin genitive form of HERMES, the name of the Greek messenger god.... Read
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
Alternate transcription of Armenian Կատար (see KATAR).... Read
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.... Read
Old Norse form of SUNNIVA.
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.... Read
Portuguese form of WALTER.
Means "a light" in Hebrew.
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.... Read
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.... Read
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Means "victory" in Arabic.
Macedonian diminutive of NICHOLAS.
Means "heather" in Georgian.
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman Conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers... Read
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". By extension, it means "goddess". This was the name of an obscure Greek goddess who, according to some legends, was the mother of Aphrodite.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).... Read
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.... Read
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.... Read
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of EULALIA.
French feminine form of SIXTUS.
Derived from Slovak ruže meaning "rose".
Originally a short form of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu "precious", such as DRAGOMIR. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Moldavia.... Read
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".... Read
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
Combination of FRANZ and XAVER, in honour of Saint Francis Xavier.... Read
French and Hungarian form of ZOE.
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".... Read
Danish variant of CHRISTIAN.
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French given name ENGUERRAND.... Read
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name MEGINHARD.... Read
Combination of HANS and JÜRGEN.
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.... Read
From Chinese 超 (chāo) meaning "surpass, leap over" (which is usually only masculine), 潮 (cháo) meaning "tide, flow, damp", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Meaning unknown, of Basque origin.
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
Original Gaelic form of DOUGAL.
From the Greek Αισωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.... Read
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA.
Means "whelp, young dog" in Gaelic. This name is also used as a Scottish form of COLUMBA.... Read