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".

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HODIYAH FEMALE
Hebrew form of HODIAH.
MIRCHE MALE
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see MIRČE).... Read
EALISAID FEMALE
Manx form of ELIZABETH.
JONAH MALE
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other... Read
NEOPTOLEMUS MALE
From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) "new" and πολεμος (polemos) "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After... Read
CYMBELINE MALE
Form of CUNOBELINUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Cymbeline' (1609).... Read
SEVASTIAN MALE
Alternate transcription of Russian Севастьян (see SEVASTYAN).... Read
MARQUIS MALE
From a noble title that derives from the Old French word marche "march, borderland". The title originally referred to someone who ruled on the borderlands of a realm.... Read
ALBY MALE
Anglicized masculine form of AILBHE.
CARINA (2) FEMALE
Variant of KARINA.
EDWENA FEMALE
Variant of EDWINA.
GISLENUS MALE
Latinized form of Gislin (see GHISLAIN).
ÖZGE FEMALE
Means "other, different" in Turkish.
ÉRIU FEMALE
From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.... Read
ALJAŽ MALE
Derived from a Slovene surname, which is of unknown meaning.... Read
DRUMMOND MALE
From a Scottish surname that was derived from various place names, themselves derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".... Read
DORIAN MALE
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young. Wilde may have taken it from the name of the ancient Greek tribe the Dorians, or from the surname... Read
RÓMULO MALE
Spanish form of ROMULUS.
MÜGE FEMALE
Means "lily of the valley" in Turkish (species Convallaria majalis).... Read
FLAMUR MALE
Means "flag" in Albanian.
MYSIE FEMALE
Variant of MAISIE.
MELVILLE MALE
From a Scottish surname that was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including 'Moby-Dick'.... Read
AMADEUS MALE
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name... Read
BORGHILD FEMALE
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle". In Norse mythology she was the wife of Sigmund.... Read
CORNÉLIO MALE
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
KAAPO MALE
Finnish form of GABRIEL.
MARIAN (2) MALE
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.... Read
JESSÉ MALE
French form of JESSE.
LARI MALE
Finnish diminutive of LAURENCE (1) or HILARIUS.
ROSLINDIS FEMALE
Old Germanic form of ROSALIND.
YOSYP MALE
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
ARTUR MALE
Form of ARTHUR in several languages.
GERTRUD FEMALE
German form of GERTRUDE.
GENOVEFFA FEMALE
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
FRANK (2) MALE
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.... Read
ALV MALE
Variant of ALF (1).
MELITTA FEMALE
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
CIRINO MALE
Diminutive of CIRO.
NABOPOLASSAR MALE
From the Akkadian name Nabu-apla-usur meaning "Nabu protect my son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with aplu meaning "son, heir" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This was the name of a 7th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire, the first of the Chaldean dynasty.... Read
GOLZAR MALE
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
SASITHORN FEMALE
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
LOVIISE FEMALE
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
VARLAM MALE
Variant of VARLAAM.
EUGÈNE MALE
French form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
MYRON MALE
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern... Read
REYHANGUL FEMALE
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
MUNRO MALE
Variant of MONROE.
HAIDER MALE
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).... Read
RADU MALE
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.... Read
PRASENJIT MALE
Means "conqueror of an expert army" in Sanskrit.
FEDELM FEMALE
Variant of FEIDELM.
ALI (2) FEMALE
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.... Read
PEMA MALE
Tibetan form of PADMA.
JOSO MALE
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
AUDO MALE
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
EUPHEMIA FEMALE
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek () "good" and φημι (phemi) "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.... Read
BERTIE MALE
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").... Read
ANDREW MALE
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black... Read
JEPHTHA MALE
Variant of JEPHTHAH.
XABIER MALE
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
MASOUMEH FEMALE
Persian form of MASUMA.
ARLO MALE
Meaning uncertain. It was perhaps inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590) by Edmund Spenser. Spenser probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, which is Gaelic meaning "between two highlands".... Read
REXANNE FEMALE
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
WAMBUI FEMALE
Means "zebra" in Kikuyu. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.... Read
GLENICE FEMALE
Variant of GLENYS.
HEIDRUN FEMALE
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.... Read
CYRYL MALE
Polish form of CYRIL.
SILVESTRO MALE
Italian form of SILVESTER.
JOHANN BAPTIST MALE
Combination of JOHANN and BAPTIST, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.... Read
ADORINDA FEMALE
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
LAMIA (1) FEMALE
Means "shining, radiant" in Arabic.
AZUCENA FEMALE
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
ØYSTEIN MALE
Norwegian form of EYSTEINN.
TEKLA FEMALE
Form of THEKLA in several languages.
ÞÓRBJǪRG FEMALE
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".... Read
METROPHANES MALE
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).... Read
ÁDÁM MALE
Hungarian form of ADAM.
LEONARDO MALE
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci,... Read
ANRI MALE
Georgian form of HENRI.
KAMERON MALE
Variant of CAMERON.
BRONIMIR MALE
Polish form of BRANIMIR.
MARLON MALE
Meaning unknown. This name was popularized by the American actor Marlon Brando (1924-2004), who was named after his father.... Read
RAB MALE
Scottish short form of ROBERT.
GERRIT MALE
Dutch and Frisian form of GERARD.
ORSINO MALE
Italian form of the Roman name Ursinus, itself derived from Ursus (see URS). This is the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).... Read
SÓLVEIG FEMALE
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
WAHUNSENACAWH MALE
Meaning unknown. This name was borne by a 17th-century chief of the Powhatan people. He was also known as Powhatan, as a result of confusion between his name and his birthplace.... Read
GLUKEL FEMALE
Diminutive of GLIKA.
FRIÐÞJÓFR MALE
Old Norse form of FRITJOF.
ERCOLE MALE
Italian form of HERCULES.
RU MALE
From Chinese 儒 (rú) meaning "scholar", 如 (rú) meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.... Read
ZAHID MALE
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
VERÔNICA FEMALE
Portuguese form of VERONICA.
MICHELINA FEMALE
Feminine diminutive of MICHELE (1).
CHARLEEN FEMALE
Variant of CHARLENE.
GIORGOS MALE
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
ASER MALE
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
AGNI (2) FEMALE
Modern Greek form of AGNES.
EFTHYMIA FEMALE
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHYMIA.
RODION MALE
Russian form of HERODION.