French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).... Read
Means "song, melody" in Italian (literally means "air"). An aria is an elaborate vocal solo, the type usually performed in operas. As an English name, it has only been in use since the 20th century. It is not common in Italy.... Read
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
Derived from Dutch madeliefje meaning "daisy".
Combination of MARY and ANN.
Finnish and Dutch form of MARIA.
Original Roman form of EMILIANO.
Lithuanian form of CASIMIR.
Means "free man" in Igbo.
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.... Read
Old Germanic (Gothic) form of THEODORIC.
From an Arabic word referring to a type of stringed musical instrument. This was the name of the wife of Muhammad's grandson Husayn.... Read
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.... Read
From the French name Cendrillon meaning "little ashes". This is best known as the main character in the fairy tale 'Cinderella'.... Read
Means "strong" in Hawaiian.
Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. It was borne by the character Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843). Other famous bearers include American folk musician Bob Dylan (1941-) and Jamaican reggae musician Bob... Read
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
Germanic form of JOCELYN.
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".... Read
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.... Read
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Feminine diminutive of ANDON.
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.... Read
Means "pride, joy" in Turkish.
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
Derived from Turkmen aý "moon" and nabat "sugar".... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".... Read
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
Derived from the Germanic elements gild "sacrifice, value" and beraht "bright".... Read
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
From Japanese 真 (shin) meaning "real, genuine" or 新 (shin) meaning "fresh, new" combined with 一 (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
Means "much brightness" from the Germanic elements filu "much" and beraht "bright".... Read
Possibly means "bandage" in Greek. This was the name of a companion of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Alexandria, a wealthy socialite who became a Christian convert, though in her case the name may have had a distinct Coptic origin. She has been... Read
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.... Read
Means "spinner" in Greek. In Greek mythology Klotho was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai). She was responsible for spinning the thread of life.... Read
Diminutive of BARNABAS, BERNARD or BARNABY.
Possibly means "swift, prompt" in Irish Gaelic.
Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon... Read
Means "black, dark" in Turkish. This was sometimes used as a byname by Ottoman officials, figuratively meaning "courageous".... Read
Means "little bare one", derived from Irish Gaelic lomm "bare" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a nephew of Saint Patrick.... Read
From a surname that was from a place name meaning "hare land" in Old English. In America it has sometimes been given in honour of Supreme Court justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911).... Read
Means "enthusiasm" in Finnish.
Means "brave" in Turkish.
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a... Read
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.... Read
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) "over". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan who presided over the sun and light. By Theia he was the father of the sun god Helios, the moon goddess Selene, and the dawn goddess Eos.... Read
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.... Read
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
Either a diminutive of LORA or a variant of LORETO.... Read
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.... Read
From a French surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).... Read
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Balthazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus. He was said to have come from Arabia.... Read
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
From an English surname meaning "free man". It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.... Read
French feminine form of JOSEPH. A notable bearer of this name was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814).... Read
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.... Read
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.... Read
Turkish form of ZULFIQAR.
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
Ancient Avestan form of SHAHRIVAR.
Scottish form of ÁSKETILL.
Possibly means "the one who milks the cows" in Kikuyu.... Read
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.... Read
Means "wolf" in Old Norse.
Slovak form of KVĚTOSLAV.
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.