Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
From the name of the goddess MARI (3) combined with Basque eder meaning "beautiful".... Read
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.... Read
Czech diminutive of LUDMILA.
Scandinavian variant of KRISTOFFER.
Welsh form of MAXIMUS. Magnus Maximus (known as Macsen in Welsh) was a 4th-century co-ruler of the Western Roman Empire. In Wales he was regarded as the founder of several royal lineages. He appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.... Read
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
From a surname that was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).... Read
Means "MARÍA of CARMEN" in Spanish.
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
Created by the poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems. He probably intended it to mean "smooth brow" in Gaelic.... Read
Means "playful one" in Powhatan, an Algonquian language. This was the name of a 17th-century Powhatan woman, a daughter of the powerful chief Wahunsenacawh. She married the white colonist John Rolfe and travelled with him to England, but died of illness before returning.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek Ερεβος (Erebos), which means "nether darkness". Erebus was the personification of the primordial darkness in Greek mythology.... Read
From Japanese 雀 (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Icelandic form of ÞÓRBJǪRG.
Means "conqueror of Indra" from Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering" combined with the name of the god INDRA.... Read
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
Latinized form of Greek Αγαθινος (Agathinos), derived from αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good".... Read
Possibly from Basque emari "donation" or amari "mother". This was the name of a goddess of the weather and fertility in Basque mythology.... Read
Danish name, meaning unknown.
Derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with veig "strength".... Read
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий (see YURIY).... Read
Vocative form of MOIRREY.
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रतीक, Gujarati પ્રતિક or Bengali প্রতীক (see PRATIK).... Read
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
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and gar "spear".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιανης (see GIANIS). It is also used in France, in part inspired by the Breton names YANN and YANNIC.... Read
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.... Read
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and PAUL. A famous bearer was the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).... Read
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
Means "battle" in Finnish.
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
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
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.... Read
Combination of AYŞE and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
Polish form of PŘEMYSL. This was the name of a 13th-century king of Poland.... Read
Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.... Read
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.... Read
Roman cognomen meaning "heavy" in Latin. Famous bearers include Lucius Junius Brutus, the traditional founder of the Roman Republic, and Marcus Junius Brutus, the statesman who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar.... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
Modern Greek form of AGNES.
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Alternate transcription of Armenian Սարգիս (see SARGIS).... Read
Modern Hindi transcription of BALADEVA.
Hungarian form of ESTHER.
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ) meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 玲 (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.... Read
Derived from Thai ศิริ (sir) "glory, splendour" and พร (phon) "blessing".... Read
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
From a surname meaning "son of DAVID". This name was popularized in the late 1990s by the television drama 'Dawson's Creek'.... Read
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
Derived from Latin caritas meaning "dearness, esteem, love".... Read
Yiddish diminutive of JUDAH.
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
Portuguese and Spanish form of BRIDGET.
Means "flower" in Basque.
Means "flower" in Amharic.
Georgian form of ZACHARIAS, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see ZAKARIYYA).... Read