From Sino-Korean 炳 (byeong) meaning "bright, luminous, glorious" combined with 浩 (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or 昊 (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". Other hanja character combinations are possible.... Read
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.... Read
From an English surname meaning "son of JACK". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).... Read
Feminine form of DECIMUS.
Derived from Finnish kyllä "abundance" or kyllin "enough". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.... Read
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "bison".
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).... Read
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
Anglicized form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and ұлан (ulan) meaning "soldier".... Read
Limburgish short form of NICHOLAS.
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi संदीप, Bengali সন্দীপ, Gurmukhi ਸੰਦੀਪ, Gujarati સંદિપ, Kannada ಸಂದೀಪ್, Malayalam സന്ദീപ്, Telugu సందీప్, Tamil சந்தீப் or Nepali सन्दीप (see SANDIP).... Read
Means "growth, expansion, creation" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Brahma is the creator and director of the universe, the balance between the opposing forces of Vishnu and Shiva. He is often depicted with four heads and four arms.... Read
From Koh-i-noor, the name of a famous gemstone, meaning "mountain of light" in Persian.... Read
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.... Read
From Greek μαια (maia) meaning "good mother, dame, foster mother", perhaps in origin a nursery form of μητηρ (meter). In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son... Read
English form of EUSTACHIUS or EUSTATHIUS, two names of Greek origin that have been conflated in the post-classical period. Saint Eustace, whose is known under both spellings, was a 2nd-century Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he... Read
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).... Read
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 子 (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.... Read
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.... Read
From the Sanskrit ओम् (om), considered to be a sacred syllable because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.... Read
Feminine form of VILMANTAS.
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.... Read
From Japanese 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Old short form of Germanic names beginning with the element wandal meaning "a Vandal". The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. The tribal name was later applied to other groups such as the Wends, a Slavic people living between the Elbe... Read
Means "peace" in Finnish.
From Greek καλος Ιωαννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome JOHN", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.... Read
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).... Read
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon), which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.... Read
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him. During the war Ara was slain.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements blanc meaning "white" and hard meaning "brave, hardy".... Read
From the Latin name Viriathus or Viriatus, which was derived from viriae "bracelets" (of Celtic origin). Viriathus was a leader of the Lusitani (a tribe of Portugal) who rebelled against Roman rule in the 2nd century BC.... Read
Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking... Read
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).... Read
Italian form of HELIODORO.
Dutch short form of HERMAN.
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
Polish and Romanian form of ROSALIA.
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
Means "budding leaf, shoot" in Sanskrit.
Alternate transcription of Greek Ζηνοβια (see ZINOVIA).... Read
Italian form of HENRY. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was an Italian physicist who did work on the development of the nuclear bomb.... Read
Means "hare" in Greenlandic.
Variant of GERMAIN. The name was popularized in the 1970s by Jermaine Jackson (1954-), a member of the singing group The Jackson 5.... Read
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).... Read
From the name of the Germanic god ING combined with Old Norse unna meaning "love".... Read
Possibly means either "thankful" or "he will judge" in Hebrew. This name is borne by a minor character in the Old Testament.... Read
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
Spanish variant form of WALTER.
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".... Read
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
Yiddish variant of ISRAEL.
From the name of the city in Egypt, called القاهرة (al-Qahirah) in Arabic, meaning "the victorious".... Read
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Spanish variant of JENNY.
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and run "secret".... Read
Short form of ALESSANDRO (Italian) or ALEKSANDRE (Georgian). Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance artist, the painter of 'The Birth of Venus' and other famous works.... Read
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.