Old Germanic form (possibly) of ELVIRA.
Portuguese form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
Slovak variant of ZDENKO.
Means "vital" in Turkish.
Slovak, Portuguese and Hungarian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).... Read
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element wald meaning "rule".... Read
Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of this name.... Read
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word that was derived from νεος (neos) "new" and φυτον (phyton) "plant".... Read
Possibly derived from Old Norse fǫnn meaning "snow drift".... Read
From Καμβυσης (Kambyses), the Greek form of the Old Persian name Kambujiya, which is of unknown meaning. Two Persian kings bore this name, including Cambyses II who conquered Egypt.... Read
From Latvian sarma meaning "frost".
French diminutive of DANIEL or DANIELLE.
Means "born during the brewing season" in Luhya.
From Lithuanian daug "much" and mantus "intelligent". This name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian ruler of Pskov who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.... Read
Means "merciful" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of KATHERINE, and an alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).... Read
Means "sight" in Kurdish.
Old Germanic form of ELOISE.
Meaning unknown. This name was popularized by the American actor Marlon Brando (1924-2004), who was named after his father.... Read
Anglicized form of ÉIBHEAR.
Croatian feminine form of BLAŽ.
Means "husband of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit पति (pati) meaning "husband, lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
Old Germanic form of ENGELBERT.
Middle Persian form of AMERETAT.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 九郎 (see KUROU).... Read
Scottish form of the Old Norse name Randúlfr, a cognate of RANDOLF. Scandinavian settlers and invaders introduced this name to Scotland in the Middle Ages.... Read
From Japanese 直 (nao) meaning "straight" and 子 (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.... Read
Short form of names containing brecht, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".... Read
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".... Read
Portuguese form of EUTHYMIUS.
Italian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ANNA.
Derived from Arabic امين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.... Read
French feminine form of ALDO.
Short form of RODERICK or RODNEY.
Modern Hebrew form of IDDO.
Feminine form of CYRIACUS.
Possibly derived from Basque ene "my" and ko, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of the first king of Pamplona or Navarre (9th century), whose name is usually rendered as Íñigo.... Read
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
From a surname meaning "shear man" in Old English, originally denoting a person who cut cloth. Famous bearers of the surname include American politician Roger Sherman (1721-1793) and American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891).... Read
Medieval English form of PANCRATIUS. The relics of the 4th-century saint Pancratius were sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great, leading to the saint's veneration there.... Read
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see SEONG-JIN).... Read
Means "heavenly flower" or "royal offspring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offspring" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".... Read
From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in... Read
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
Ancient Greek form of AENEAS.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder. When he did, Semele was struck by lightning and died, but not... Read
Combination of HANS and GÜNTHER.
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
Icelandic form of MAGNUS.
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
Means "image, likeness, reflection" in Sanskrit.
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
From Scottish Máel Coluim, which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (1606) is based... Read
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
Scottish variant of AONGHUS.
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).... Read
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
Derived from a South Slavic word meaning "east".
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).... Read
Means "my grandmother" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology this is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother. It was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the grandmother of Hiawatha in his poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).... Read