Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.... Read
From a surname, either HAYES (1) or HAYES (2). It was borne by American president Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893).... Read
Diminutive of DESMOND and other names beginning with a similar sound.... Read
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament.... Read
Georgian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS). This name was borne by two Georgian kings of the Bagrationi dynasty.... Read
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Italian form of OCTAVIUS.
Possibly a short form of DOROTĖJA.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.... Read
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّة (see ALIYAH (1)).... Read
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.... Read
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem 'Beowulf' with the name Hroðgar.... Read
Scottish form of GODFREY.
Hebrew form of JERAHMEEL.
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".... Read
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".... Read
Feminine form of SHADI (1).
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
From Chinese 磊 (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or 蕾 (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.... Read
Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century.... Read
Indonesian form of TAWFIQ.
Gaelic form of Sumarliði (see SOMERLED).
Romanian form of SERGIUS.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Short form of names ending in ea.
Means "favourite" in Mapuche.
From the Irish Mac Dara, which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of OSBORN.
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".... Read
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This name was in use in the Middle Ages, when it became associated with the word sindon (of Greek origin) meaning "linen", a reference to the Shroud of Turin.... Read
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
From Japanese 涼 (ryou) meaning "cool, refreshing", 遼 (ryou) meaning "distant" or 諒 (ryou) meaning "reality", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "power, rule".... Read
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.... Read
Ancient Avestan form of BAHRAM.
Possibly from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and slava "glory".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "wild-garlic island" in Old English.... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of ALVAR).... Read
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".... Read
Danish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENA.
French feminine form of DANIEL.
Medieval variant of BOUDICCA, possibly arising from a scribal error.... Read
Meaning unknown. It was possibly inspired by an American song by this name written by Vivian Grey in 1903 and recorded by musician Vess Ossman. The lyrics tell of a Native American woman named Anona from Arizona.... Read
Means "rose light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
Form of PENUEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
French feminine form of CLEMENT.
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.... Read
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".... Read
Latinized form of Greek Ευρωπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and... Read
Feminine form of GERD (1).
Alternate transcription of Persian یاسمین (see YASMIN).... Read
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
From a surname that was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.... Read
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on... Read
Old Norse form of VEGARD.