Danish short form of MARINA.
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.... Read
Possibly means "fire, heat" or "ointment jar" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology Bast was a goddess of cats, fertility and the sun who was considered a protector of Lower Egypt. She was often depicted with the head of a lioness or a house cat. As her role in the Egyptian... Read
Feminine elaboration of JODY.
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
Italian feminine diminutive of BERNARDO.
Means "good listener" in Persian.
Georgian form of BARBARA.
Means "exalted" in Persian.
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".... Read
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
Medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element wig meaning "war".... Read
Short form of names ending in netta.
Derived from Slavic svar "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.... Read
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
Derived from Spanish alondra meaning "lark".
Short form of AZÉLIE. This is another name of Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877).... Read
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
From Sino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and 壽 (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.... Read
Old Germanic form of FULK.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
German variant of MATHILDE.
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.... Read
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element heim meaning "home".... Read
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian.
From Dewydd, an old Welsh form of DAVID. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century Welsh bishop.... Read
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".... Read
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
From a surname that is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to... Read
Georgian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").... Read
From a surname that was from a place name perhaps meaning "enclosed valley" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English historian William Camden (1551-1623).... Read
Possibly means "esteemed, majestic" in Irish Gaelic.... Read
Means "flock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Beriah in the Old Testament.... Read
Feminine form of Clemens or Clementius (see CLEMENT).... Read
Russian form of BARNABAS.
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".... Read
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.... Read
Roman form of Greek Πολυδευκης (Polydeukes) meaning "very sweet", from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and δευκης (deukes) "sweet". In mythology he was the twin brother of Castor and a son of Zeus. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name.... Read
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
Bosnian form of IZZ AL-DIN.
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Akkadian cognate of BA'AL. The Babylonians used it as a title of the god Marduk.... Read
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
Norwegian cognate of STEN.
From Japanese 百 (momo) meaning "hundred" or 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". This name can be constructed from other kanji combinations as well.... Read
From Φυλλιδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of PHYLLIS. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.... Read
Lithuanian form of EDMUND.
Diminutive of PATRYCJA or PATRÍCIA.
Means "kiss" in Turkish, from Persian بوسه (buseh).... Read
Original Akkadian form of SENNACHERIB.
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.... Read
Italian form of VICTORINUS.
Romanian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.... Read
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "ford by a cliff" in Old English.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) meaning "given to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοτος (dotos) "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.... Read
Finnish form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Danish and Dutch form of FREDERICK. This was the name of nine kings of Denmark over the past 500 years, alternating each generation with the name Christian.... Read
From the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αυρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.... Read
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
Diminutive of BILL. It is also used as a feminine form of WILLIAM.... Read
Means "glad" in Esperanto.
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".... Read
Form of Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) used in the Greek New Testament (see BEELZEBUB). The Greek form may represent a misspelling or it might be a pun based on Hebrew זֶבֶל (zevel) meaning "dung".... Read
Romanian form of STELLA (1), derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).... Read
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
Probably derived from Old Norse ið "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.