Means "song for me" in Hebrew.
Means "butterfly" in Persian.
From Sino-Korean 明 (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" combined with 淑 (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
Norwegian and Swedish short form of OLAF.
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".... Read
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from αρκτος (arktos) "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.... Read
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
Traditional Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
Slovene and Czech form of DARIA.
Means "freedom" in Tumbuka.
Alternate transcription of Telugu సుధీర్ or Kannada ಸುಧೀರ್ (see SUDHIR).... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 九郎 (see KUROU).... Read
Means "ruler of Muka" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, given to him because he killed Muka, a demon in the form of a wild boar.... Read
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुशीला (see SUSHILA).... Read
Old Norse form of KJELLFRID.
Germanic name derived from the elements leud "people" and win "friend". Saint Leutwin was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.... Read
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements wealh "foreigner, Celt" and mær "famous".... Read
From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn, which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.... Read
Derived from Welsh elus meaning "kind". This was the name of two kings of Powys in Wales.... Read
Means "steep" in Turkish.
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
Welsh cognate of GOIBNIU.
Hungarian and Portuguese form of FELICIA.
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
Diminutive and feminine form of FERGUS.
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and win "friend".... Read
Means "angel" in Persian.
From the name Bricius, which was probably a Latinized form of a Gaulish name meaning "speckled". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Martin of Tours.... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and beraht "bright".... Read
French form of the Germanic name Chlotichilda, which was composed of the elements hlud "fame" and hild "battle". Saint Clotilde was the wife of the Frankish king Clovis, whom she converted to Christianity.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "foreign" and ric "power". It has been frequently confused with the name Valère.... Read
The name of a hobbit in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His full given name was Peregrin, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Razanur meaning "traveller".... Read
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".... Read
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Alternate form of the Hebrew name Chizqiyahu (see HEZEKIAH).... Read
Possibly means either "happiness" or "clear" in Mapuche.... Read
Czech diminutive of MARIE.
Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
Derived from Basque aro meaning "era, age, time".
Contracted form of DĀVIDS.
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
Old Norse form of STEINGRÍMUR.
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
From the Germanic element bodo meaning "command, order".... Read
Means "red leaf" in Dakota. This was the name of several Dakota chiefs.... Read
From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov), which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.... Read
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.... Read
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.... Read
Means "grace, generosity" in Arabic. This was a name of both a cousin of Muhammad and a son of Abbas (the son of the fourth caliph Ali).... Read
Means "little father" in Persian. This was the name of the father of Ardashir, the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Persia. It was also borne by the 9th-century resistance leader Babak Khorramdin.... Read
Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "west meadow" in Old English. It has been sometimes given in honour of John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism.... Read
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.... Read
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.... Read
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
Bosnian form of SABAH UD-DIN.
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
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
Means "my truth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of the prophet Jonah.... Read
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.... Read
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Short form of NIKOLAS, NIKOLAOS, NIKOLAJ or NIKOLA (1).... Read
Means "happiness" in Persian.
Means "friend, brother" in Turkish. This name was borne by the 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.... Read
Means "immeasurable splendour" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (1942-).... Read
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos), which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian... Read
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".... Read
Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
Latin form of DIOCLETIAN.
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.... Read