Original Latin form of ATTILIO.
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".... Read
Means "excellent" in Finnish.
Form of JAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "white falcon". This was the name of a medieval Hungarian clan.... Read
Hebrew form of ZEPHANIAH.
From Japanese 明 (aki) or 昭 (aki) both meaning "bright" combined with 仁 (hito) meaning "compassionate". Other kanji combinations are possible. Akihito (1933-), name written 明仁, is the Emperor of Japan.... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성수 (see SEONG-SU).... Read
From Japanese 堅 (katashi) meaning "hard, firm" or other kanji and kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Limburgish form of NORBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Norbert.... Read
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of AQUILA.
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
Italian form of PANTALEON.
From Latin Iovianus, a Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Iovis (see JOVE). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor.... Read
From Sino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and 珠 (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".... Read
Latvian variant form of EDWARD.
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name HARRY.... Read
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.... Read
German variant of FELICITAS.
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name WENDEL.... Read
From a German surname that was derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".... Read
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of SEXTUS.
From a surname that was a variant of KERR.
Portuguese form of CLAUDIUS.
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.... Read
German and Dutch form of SOLOMON.
From a Roman family name that meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.... Read
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She apparently based it on a Finnish name she had heard, but never seen written.... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".... Read
Old Germanic form of VAUQUELIN.
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.... Read
Short form of LECHOSŁAWA.
Descended from various Germanic names such as Agilmar, which was derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and mari "famous".... Read
Ancient Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).... Read
Latvian form of REINHARD.
Old English form of OSBORN.
Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
Vocative form of MOIRREY.
Romanian and Polish form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).... Read
Combination of MARIA and LOES.
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
Frisian and Scandinavian form of EGILHARD.
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
From the Greek name Κοσμας (Kosmas), which was derived from κοσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.... Read
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".... Read
Means "servant of the praiseworthy" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with حَمِيد (hamid) meaning "praiseworthy". This was the name of two sultans of the Ottoman Empire.... Read
From the Old Norse name Þórgeirr, which meant "Thor's spear" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with geirr "spear".... Read
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.... Read
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.... Read
French form of CAESARIUS.
Derived from Spanish alondra meaning "lark".
Portuguese short form of EDUARDO.
Turkish form of ABD AL-LATIF.
Latinate form of MARGARET.
Means "little deer", derived from Irish os "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend Oisín was a warrior hero and a poet, the son of Fionn mac Cumhail.... Read
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
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
Old Norse form of HAROLD.
Latinized form of Zephyros (see ZEPHYR).
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) meaning "God heals", from the roots רָפָא (rafa') meaning "to heal" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In Hebrew tradition Raphael is the name of an archangel. He appears in the Book of Tobit, in which he disguises himself as a man named Azarias and... Read
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".... Read
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).