Icelandic form of HERMAN.
Combination of the popular name prefix La and SHAY (1).... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name ALGAR.... Read
From a Scottish surname meaning "son of HENRY".
Means "patient" in Arabic.
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.... Read
Russian form of RUTH (1).
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
French form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN).
Scottish diminutive of JOAN (1).
Old Norse form of DAN (3).
Danish feminine form of FREDERICK.
Diminutive of SIGMUND, SIGFRID (1), and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".... Read
Medieval name, a masculine form of AMICE. It appears in the medieval French poem 'Amis and Amiles', about two friends who make sacrifices for one another.... Read
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.... Read
Old Slavic form of GABRIEL.
Derived from Greek ‘ηβη (hebe) meaning "youth". In Greek mythology Hebe was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was a goddess of youth who acted as the cupbearer to the gods.... Read
Means "father's daughter" in Igbo.
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은영 (see EUN-YEONG).... Read
Short form of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.... Read
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
Means "little light", derived from Romanian lumina "light" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Italian form of HERSILIA.
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.... Read
Means "ruler of the people" in Irish Gaelic.
Means "beautiful, good-looking" in Sanskrit, derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with दर्शन (darshana) meaning "seeing, observing".... Read
Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian... Read
From a Welsh surname, which was itself derived from a place name meaning "fertile upland" (from Welsh ial).... Read
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.... Read
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition.... Read
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) meaning "given to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοτος (dotos) "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.... Read
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
Meaning unknown. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. It is likely that her name is derived from that of the city, not vice versa. The earliest mention of her seems to be a 15th-century BC Mycenaean... Read
Latinized form of Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from οιδεω (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek mythology Oedipus was the son of the Theban king Laius and his wife Jocasta. Laius received a prophesy that he would be killed by his son, so he left the... Read
From an English surname that was originally derived from a diminutive of the given name WILLIAM.... Read
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.... Read
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.... Read
From the French nickname le roi meaning "the king". It has been common as an English given name since the 19th century.... Read
Means "thunderer" in Greek. In Greek mythology (according to Hesiod), this was the name of one of the three Cyclopes, who were the sons of Uranus and Gaia.... Read
Means "hiding place of the pig" in Welsh. In Welsh legend he was the lover of Olwen the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Before the giant would allow Culhwch to marry his daughter, he insisted that Culhwch complete a series of extremely difficult tasks. Culhwch managed to complete them, and... Read
Means "mirror" in Turkmen, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).... Read
Medieval Slavic form of VÍTĚZSLAV.
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.... Read
Form of Latin MARCUS used in several languages. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is... Read
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).... Read
Short form of names ending in nello, such as BRUNELLO or ANTONELLO.... Read
From Japanese 節 (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also be possible.... Read
Combination of CHERYL and the popular name suffix lyn.... Read
From a surname that was derived from Middle English hardi "brave, hardy".... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see CHIRANJIVI).... Read
Possibly a Finnish diminutive of KLAUS.
Derived from Greek ευανθης (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.... Read
Means "the sea" in Finnish.
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.... Read
Feminine form of BRANIMIR.
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
Elaborated form of MABEL.
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
Means "guidance" in Arabic.