Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see SHULAMIT).... Read
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.... Read
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
Russian and Armenian form of EVE.
From Hebrew רַן (ran) meaning "to sing".... Read
Spanish form of BARNABAS.
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
Feminine form of WIELISŁAW.
Means "south, right hand" in Thai.
Combination of ANNA and MIEKE.
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שיינאַ (see SHAYNA).... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian فریدون (see FEREYDOUN).... Read
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
Spanish and Italian form of GRIMWALD.
Russian and Bulgarian form of JULIAN.
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.... Read
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
From the Greek name ‘Ησιοδος (Hesiodos), which probably means "to throw song" from ‘ιημι (hiemi) "to throw, to speak" and ωιδη (oide) "song, ode". This was the name of an 8th-century BC Greek poet.... Read
French variant form of ADRIAN.
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the... Read
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
From Japanese 光 (hikaru) meaning "light" or 輝 (hikaru) meaning "brightness". Other kanji can also form this name.... Read
Old Norse form of STEINAR.
From the Baltic elements al "each" and girdas "rumour, news". This was the name of a 14th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania.... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from various English place names, all meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.... Read
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.... Read
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
Old Persian form of CYRUS.
From a Spanish surname, used as a given name in honour of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Borja (1510–1572). The surname, also spelled Borgia, is derived from the name of a Spanish town, ultimately from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "tower".... Read
Croatian feminine form of STOYAN.
Polish feminine form of SŁAWOMIR.
Variant of BEVIS. This name was used in the animated television program 'Beavis and Butthead'.... Read
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".... Read
Derived from Hungarian arany meaning "gold". It is used as a vernacular form of AURÉLIA.... Read
Diminutive of DÁNIEL (Hungarian), DANIEL (Spanish) or DANIËL (Dutch).... Read
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval given name Ode, a cognate of OTTO. In America it has been used in honour of the revolutionary James Otis (1725-1783).... Read
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
From an English surname of uncertain origin.
German diminutive of ELISABETH.
Spanish and Czech form of DAMIAN.
Variant of RAVINDRA used by Sikhs.
Feminine form of KASIMIR.
Spanish diminutive of MARIANA.
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, perhaps derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 德 (đức) meaning "virtue".... Read
Polish form of ELIZABETH.
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
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
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Надежда (see NADEZHDA).... Read
Hungarian diminutive of CECILIA.
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Finnish form of WALBURGA.
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process. This was also the name of several Irish high kings.... Read
Bulgarian form of Traianus (see TRAJAN).
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.... Read
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
From an English surname that was derived either from Norman French warrene meaning "animal enclosure", or else from the town of La Varenne in Normandy. This name was borne by the American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic كريم (see KARIM). A famous bearer of this name is basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-).... Read
Means "rose" in Mongolian.
From Japanese 駿 (shun) meaning "fast", 俊 (shun) meaning "talented", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Finnish short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIIKKA and other names ending in rika.... Read
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".... Read
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.... Read
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
Modern Scandinavian form of HERLEIFR.
From Japanese 二 (ji) meaning "two" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the second son. Other combinations of kanji characters can also be possible.... Read
From Φυλλιδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of PHYLLIS. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.... Read
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
Latin form of JEROME used in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.... Read
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century... Read
Lithuanian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
From Japanese 伸 (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.... Read
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
Combination of MARIA and CHIARA.
Macedonian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).... Read