From an Old Norse name, which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
Old Norse form of TORMOD.
Derived from Greek επαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy". In the New Testament this is the name of one of Paul's co-workers.... Read
Spanish form of METHUSELAH.
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian پرستو (see PARASTOO).... Read
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.... Read
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
Contracted form of IRMINGARD.
Anglicized form of SENÁN.
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the solemn name of the Greek god Dionysos as used in the Eleusinian mysteries.... Read
Derived from Greek επιμηθεια (epimetheia) meaning "hindsight, hindthought". In Greek mythology he was a Titan, the brother of the god of forethought Prometheus.... Read
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Means "gift of Apollo" from the name of the god APOLLO combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".... Read
Ancient Roman form of LAURENCE (1).
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영수 (see YEONG-SU).... Read
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדָה (Yehudah), probably derived from יָדָה (yadah) meaning "praise". In the Old Testament Judah is the fourth of the twelve sons of Jacob by Leah, and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. An explanation for his name is given in Genesis 29:35. His tribe eventually... Read
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".... Read
Derived from Finnish seppä "smith". Seppo Ilmarinen ("the smith Ilmarinen") was the name of a master craftsman in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.... Read
Form of RAPHAEL in various languages.
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
Italian feminine form of BENEDICT.
Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.... Read
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.... Read
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic هدى (see HUDA).... Read
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
Czech and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN.
Ancient Greek name derived from βιος (bios) meaning "life".... Read
Means "good news" in Persian.
From the Old Norse byname Búi, which was derived from Old Norse bua meaning "to live".... Read
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".... Read
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.... Read
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. It is the name of the main character in the novel 'Enola; or, her Fatal Mistake' (1886) by Mary Young Ridenbaugh. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named 'Enola Gay' after the mother of the... Read
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".... Read
Hungarian diminutive of ANTHONY.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزّ الدين (see IZZ AL-DIN).... Read
Diminutive of ROCCO and other names beginning with a similar sound, or else a nickname referring to a tough person. This is the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie 'Rocky' (1976) and its five sequels.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible... Read
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.... Read
Italian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of the son of Cain. It is also the name of a son of Jared and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.... Read
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.... Read
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
Means "desirable" in Esperanto.
From an occupational surname that meant "candle seller" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French.... Read
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.... Read
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.... Read
Old Germanic form of WOLFGANG.
Feminine form of RABI (1). This can also be another way of transcribing the name رابعة (see RAABI'A).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).... Read
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and mari "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.... Read
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
Spanish and Italian form of DIONYSIUS.
Modern English form of CHRISTOS.
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
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).... Read
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
Romanian diminutive of ELENA.
Georgian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS). This name was borne by two Georgian kings of the Bagrationi dynasty.... Read
Irish variant of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Russian form of ARKADIOS. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's 'Fathers and Sons' (1862).... Read
From an Irish surname that was derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.... Read
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".... Read
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
Latinized form of Greek Γλαυκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey". This was the name of a Greek sea god, as well as other characters in Greek legend.... Read
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
Romanian form of ATHANASIUS.
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Росица (see ROSITSA).... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "bridge settlement" in Old English.... Read
Means "generous" in Turkish.