Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרָה (see ORA (2)).
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.... Read
Possibly means "swift, prompt" in Irish Gaelic.
Combination of JEAN (1) and CLAUDE.
Spanish cognate of AMBER.
Means "hollyhock" in Bulgarian and Macedonian (referring to flowering plants from the genera Alcea and Althaea).... Read
Turkish form of SALAH AL-DIN.
Feminine form of LAURENTIN.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정훈 (see JEONG-HUN).... Read
Diminutive of CONCEPCIÓN. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.... Read
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
From the Old Norse name Þórgnýr meaning "Thor's noise" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gnýr "noise, grumble, murmur".... Read
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and ríkr "ruler". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway....... Read
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
Swedish variant of INGEGERD.
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Alternate transcription of Russian Дмитрий (see DMITRIY).... Read
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
Georgian form of TAHMURAS. This was the name of several kings who ruled over kingdoms located in what is now modern Georgia.... Read
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in 'Henry V' (1599).... Read
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.... Read
Modern Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).... Read
From Greek Αλκιππη (Alkippe), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a daughter of Ares in Greek myth. Her father killed Halirrhotis, a son of Poseidon, when he attempted to rape her, leading to a murder trial in which Ares was quickly acquitted.... Read
Old Norse form of BJARTE.
Sardinian form of ANTIOCHUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).... Read
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".... Read
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
Means "to emerge" in Latin. She was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone.... Read
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Матвей (see MATVEY).... Read
Possibly a Welsh form of the old Celtic name Lugubelenus, a combination of the names of the gods LUGUS and BELENUS. Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against England.... Read
Bosnian form of ALA AL-DIN.
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages. In the modern era it has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, in honour of the poet.... Read
Portuguese form of EUSEBIUS.
Polish form of STANISLAV. Two kings of Poland have borne this name.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضل (see FADL).... Read
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
Means "man of valour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gal "valour". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Ireland.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοτιμος (Theotimos), derived from the elements θεος (theos) "god" and τιμαω (timao) "to honour". Saint Theotimus was a 4th-century bishop of Tomi in Scythia.... Read
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.... Read
Old Norse form of FINN (2).
Lithuanian and Latvian cognate of LILY.
Possibly means "silver wheel" or "round wheel" in Welsh. In Welsh myth Arianrhod was the mother of the brothers Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes. In earlier myths she was a goddess of the moon.... Read
Original Persian form of ROXANA.
Means "bearer of good news", derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger, angel". Saint Agathangelus of Rome was a 4th-century deacon who was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.... Read
Latinized form of KYRILLOS.
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.... Read
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character (also known as Darth Vader) in the 'Star Wars' movie saga, created by George Lucas. Lucas may have based it on the surname of his friend and fellow director Ken Annakin.... Read
Feminine form of BERNARD.
Means "he opens" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to a ruling judge. He successfully defended Israel from the Ammonites, but was then obliged to sacrifice his daughter because of a vow he had made.... Read
Italian feminine form of BERNARD.
Variant of BEVIS. This name was used in the animated television program 'Beavis and Butthead'.... Read
Old Germanic form of ANSGAR.
Feminine variant of EDER (2).
Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including Richard I the Lionheart, one of the leaders of... Read
From Turkic el meaning "country, society" combined with the Persian suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".... Read
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning. This was the name of the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.... Read
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
Alternate transcription of Greek Αιμιλιος (see EMILIOS).... Read
Danish form of SEVERINUS. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.... Read
Short form of WILHELMINA and other names ending in mina. This was the name of a character in the novel 'Dracula' (1897) by Bram Stoker.... Read
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
Derived from Hebrew מַיִם (mayim) meaning "water".... Read
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was usually depicted having antlers, and was identified with the Roman god Mercury.... Read