Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally... Read
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
From Japanese 大 (hiro) meaning "big, great" and 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness" or 樹 (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Finnish short form of STEPHEN.
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program... Read
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue".
Feminine form of DOMINIC.
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Means "practical" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite.... Read
Means "knight" in Javanese.
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.... Read
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
From a Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.... Read
Latin masculine form of LIVIANA.
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".... Read
Scandinavian variant form of RICHARD.
Finnish diminutive of OLAVI.
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
Lithuanian form of VISVALDIS.
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.... Read
Means "rock" in Inuktitut.
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
From the Greek Αμαλθεια (Amaltheia), derived from μαλθασσω (malthasso) meaning "to soften, to soothe". In Greek myth she was a goat who nursed the infant Zeus.... Read
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon), which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.... Read
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see NADIM).... Read
Variant of BJÖRN or BJØRN.
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman Conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe,... Read
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
Old Norse form of FLEMMING.
Old Germanic form of WALBURGA.
Means "the palm of the hand" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the legendary Hindu figure Kunti.... Read
Welsh form of ALAN. This name appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".... Read
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".... Read
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) meaning "mountain" and ज (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.... Read
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
Latvian form of NINA (1).
Frisian and German diminutive of MARIA.
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.... Read
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".... Read
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
From Sino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and 壽 (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.... Read
Modern Persian form of Avestan Rashnu meaning "justice". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata who judged the souls of the dead.... Read
From Arabic شوّال (shawwal), the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.... Read
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.... Read
Nepali and Bengali form of VISHAL.
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
Possibly from the name of the Greek city of Delphi, the site of an oracle of Apollo, which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb". It was used in the play 'The Prophetess' (1647), in which it belongs to the title prophetess.... Read
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".... Read
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
Means "loyalty" in Chamorro, derived from Spanish amistad "friendship".... Read
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther. He killed the hero Siegfried by luring him onto a hunting expedition and then stabbing him with a javelin in his one vulnerable spot.... Read
Macedonian form of ŽARKO.
Norman French form of ROLF.
Hungarian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
This is the Sanskrit word referring to ओम् (om), the Hindu sacred syllable.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of a Visigothic name meaning "complete sacrifice", from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, entire" and gild "sacrifice, value". It was borne by a 6th-century saint, the son of Liuvigild the Visigothic king of Hispania.... Read
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.... Read
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.... Read
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
Means "merciful" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".... Read
Hungarian form of BALTHAZAR.