Roman form of Δαρειος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush, which was composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces invaded Greece but were defeated in the Battle of Marathon.... [more]
Means "sight" in Kurdish.
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.... Read
Roman cognomen meaning "silent, mute" in Latin. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman historian.... Read
Russian form of ARKADIOS. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's 'Fathers and Sons' (1862).... Read
Italian variant of COSIMO. It was introduced to Britain in the 18th century by the second Scottish Duke of Gordon, who named his son and successor after his friend Cosimo III de' Medici.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
Old Germanic form of HUBERT.
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
Either a short form of KVĚTOSLAVA or directly from Czech kvet "flower, blossom".... Read
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". This was the name of a king in Irish legend.... Read
Means "safe army" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and στρατος (stratos) "army".... Read
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
Turkish feminine form of ADIL.
Old English form of EDRIC.
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
Means "power of god", derived from Old English god combined with ric "power, rule". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Breton form of KATHERINE.
Russian and Belarusian form of DARIA.
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.... Read
Swedish variant of LISELOTTE.
Greek form of ANDRONICUS.
Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
Occitan and Catalan form of ANNA.
Hungarian diminutive of IRMA.
Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.... Read
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
Means "revelation" in Indonesian.
Low German diminutive of HEINRICH.
Alternate transcription of Russian Таисия or Ukrainian Таїсія (see TAISIYA).... Read
Possibly means "moon-like" in Persian.
Hungarian form of ABIGAIL.
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
From a Turkish nickname meaning "Ruthenian". This referred to the region of Ruthenia, covering Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia. Roxelana (1502-1558), also known by the name Hürrem, was a slave and then concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She eventually became his wife and produced his... Read
Spanish form of LYSANDER.
Romanian diminutive of DAN (2).
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".... Read
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
From a Latinized Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Anglicized form of AISLING.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).... Read
From Japanese 光 (hikaru) meaning "light" or 輝 (hikaru) meaning "brightness". Other kanji can also form this name.... Read
Hungarian form of JEANNETTE.
Medieval form of GAWAIN. Though it died out in England, it was reintroduced from Scotland in the 20th century.... Read
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". By extension, it means "goddess". This was the name of an obscure Greek goddess who, according to some legends, was the mother of Aphrodite.... Read
Diminutive of CIAR. This was the name of two Irish saints: Saint Ciarán the Elder, the patron of the Kingdom of Munster, and Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, the founder of a monastery in the 6th century.... Read
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine". This is a transcription of the masculine form चण्ड (a name of the moon in Hindu texts, which is often personified as a deity) as well as the feminine form चण्डा.... Read
From Sino-Korean 英 (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or 泳 (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with 姬 (hui) meaning "beauty" or 嬉 (hui) meaning "enjoy, play". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.... Read
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.... Read
Hungarian and Swedish form of EDITH.
Possibly from a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements alja "other, foreign" and aud "riches, wealth". Saint Alodia was a 9th-century Spanish martyr with her sister Nunilo.... Read
From Chinese 勇 (yǒng) meaning "brave" or 永 (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja 勇 meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.... Read
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contends", from the roots שָׂרָה (sarah) meaning "to contend, to fight" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament, Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their... Read
Means "custodian, guardian" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحفيظ (al-Hafiz) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Means "happiness" in Basque.
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Means "enclave" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a great-grandson of Jacob and also by the husband of Jael.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
From Egyptian Nfrt-jytj meaning "the beautiful one has come". Nefertiti was a powerful Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the principal wife of Akhenaton, the pharaoh that briefly imposed a monotheistic religion centered around the sun god Aton.... Read
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
Yiddish variant of RIVKA.
Feminine form of GERD (1).
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).