Slovak and Polish diminutive of SUSANNA.
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννης (see GIANNIS).... Read
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". The given name Flannagán is derived from Irish flann "red" and a diminutive suffix.... Read
Portuguese feminine form of TERTIUS.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서준 (see SEO-JUN).... Read
Lithuanian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".... Read
Combination of CLARA and the popular name suffix inda. It was first used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the 'Nibelungenlied'. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented... Read
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
Spanish form of HERACLIUS.
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.... Read
Possibly a diminutive of THEODOSIA.
From the Old Norse Alvíss meaning "all wise". In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned... Read
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine, which meant "dear friend". The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection and subsequently revolutionized biology.... Read
Possibly from a Low German diminutive of names beginning with the Germanic element magan meaning "strength". It was popularized by the Swedish singer Meja (1969-), born Anna Pernilla Torndahl.... Read
Lithuanian form of JASPER.
Esperanto diminutive of JOHN or JOSEPH.
Spanish form of LYSANDER.
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
Variant of ÉAMONN. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.... Read
Means "Greece" in Hebrew, possibly related to ION (2). In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek peoples.... Read
Georgian diminutive of VERA (1).
Portuguese form of PHILIP.
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "stranger" and frid "peace".... Read
From the name of a large lake in northern Israel, usually called the Sea of Galilee in English. Its name is derived from Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnor) meaning "harp" because of its shape.... Read
Possibly derived from the Old Irish name MÁEL MÁEDÓC. This name has been traditionally used in the Yorkshire area of Britain.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic راوية (see RAWIYA).... Read
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
Indonesian form of VIDYA.
Means "exalted" in Persian.
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
Scottish diminutive of HECTOR.
Hungarian and Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.... Read
Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu مقصود (see MAQSUD).... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" in Old English. It is sometimes also used as a variant of BRENDAN.... Read
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Asher.... Read
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.... Read
Feminine form of ZDRAVKO.
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.... Read
Combination of JUAN (1) and PABLO.
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.... Read
Combination of KLAUS and PETER.
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
French form of ANATOLIUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.... Read
Means "patient" in Arabic.
Alternate transcription of Russian Георгий (see GEORGIY).... Read
From Japanese 優 (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", 悠 (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or 勇 (yuu) meaning "brave" combined with 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are possible.... Read
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
Short form of RODERICK or RODNEY.
From a surname that originally came from a place name that meant "broad ford" in Old English.... Read
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.... Read
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".... Read
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.... Read
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
Germanic name derived from the elements ald meaning "old" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.... Read
Combination of ANNA and lien (from names such as CAROLIEN).... Read
Means "fellow, partner" in Old Norse.
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
French diminutive of LAURA.
Roman family name meaning "stern" in Latin. This name was borne by several early saints.... Read
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".... Read
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
From an English surname that meant "son of BRANDR".... Read
Lithuanian form of FRANCIS.
Means "YAHWEH is father" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, he was the commander of King David's army. In separate incidents he killed both Abner and Absalom. When Solomon came to power he was executed.... Read
Means "little lord" from Irish Gaelic tigern "lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century king of Breifne in Ireland.... Read
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.... Read
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.... Read
Means "conception" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. A city in Chile bears this name.... Read
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.... Read
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see TIMUR).
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.... Read
Italian form of HORATIUS.