French feminine form of BENEDICT.
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".... Read
German short form of ELEANOR.
From a surname that was derived from various English place names: towns named WILLEY or the River WYLYE.... Read
Perhaps a form of AZALAÏS. It was borne by Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877), also called Zélie, the mother of Thérèse of Lisieux.... Read
Means "art form, virtue" in Sanskrit.
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنور (see ANWAR).... Read
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).... Read
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" or 加 (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Hungarian form of BERNARD.
Latinized form of the Greek personal name ‘Ηρακλειος (Herakleios), which was derived from the name of the Greek hero HERAKLES. This was the name of a 7th-century Byzantine emperor, known for his victories over the Sassanid Persian Empire. This name was also borne by two early saints.... Read
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.... Read
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
Possibly a feminine form of ZELIG.
Swedish diminutive of TERESA.
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
Polish form of XENIA, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Ксения or Ukrainian/Belarusian Ксенія (see KSENIYA).... Read
Lithuanian form of EDGAR.
From a surname, originally derived from a place name, which meant "Hroda's island" in Old English (where Hroda is a Germanic given name meaning "fame"). It was first used as a given name in honour of the British admiral Lord Rodney (1719-1792).... Read
Polish form of DEMETRIUS.
Possibly a variant of EITHNE.
Possibly related to Greek ορινω (orino) meaning "to excite, to agitate". George Bernard Shaw used this name in his play 'The Apple Cart' (1929).... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).... Read
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.... Read
Means "glory in battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwogawn "glory, honour". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, this name is briefly mentioned as the son of Iddon.... Read
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
Possibly from the Greek name HERAIS. This was the name of a saint and martyr killed in Alexandria during the early 4th-century persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.... Read
Old Germanic form of ECKBERT.
Possibly from Ambrogiotto, a diminutive of AMBROGIO, or Angiolotto, a diminutive of ANGIOLO. This name was borne by Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), an Italian painter and architect.... Read
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.... Read
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Meriadoc, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Kalimac meaning "jolly, merry".... Read
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
German and Dutch feminine form of FRANK (1).
Slovak and Slovene form of STEPHEN.
From a surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series 'Julia'.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning "my" and miru meaning "peace" or "world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia.... Read
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
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
Means "breath" in Sanskrit.
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रदीप, Bengali প্রদিপ, Malayalam പ്രദീപ്, Kannada ಪ್ರದೀಪ್, Telugu ప్రదీప్, Tamil பிரதீப் or Nepali प्रदिप (see PRADIP).... Read
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa.
From the name of a mountain in Navarre in northern Spain, the site of the old monastery of San Salvador of Leyre. It is from Basque Leire, possibly derived from Latin legionarius meaning "pertaining to a legion".... Read
From the Greek name ‘Ιερωνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ‘ιερος (hieros) "sacred" and ονομα (onoma) "name". Saint Jerome was responsible for the creation of the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible, in the 5th century. He is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. The name was... Read
From Japanese 緑 (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that have the same pronunciation.... Read
Lithuanian form of HENRY.
Form of REUEL used in parts of the Latin Old Testament.... Read
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
Means "greatness" in Arabic.
Means "dark" in Avestan. This is the name of a hero in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.... Read
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.... Read
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryuu) meaning "dragon" or 隆 (ryuu) meaning "noble, prosperous" combined with 之 (no), a possessive marker, and 介 (suke) meaning "forerunner, herald". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
Derived from Turkish emir "amir, prince" and han "khan, ruler, leader".... Read
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
From the Old Norse name Ingibjǫrg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".... Read
Means "much brightness" from the Germanic elements filu "much" and beraht "bright".... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
Alternate transcription of Russian Фаддей (see FADDEY).... Read
Short form of Launcelot, a variant of LANCELOT. This was the name of a clownish character in Shakespeare's play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... Read
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
Latinized feminine form of BERENGAR. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.... Read
Turkmen form of SÜLEYMAN.
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see SRI).... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian ستاره (see SETAREH).... Read
Amharic form of ALEXANDER.
Means "lives, inhabits" in Turkish.
Medieval French diminutive of MARIE.