Finnish diminutive of JOHANNA or HANNAH.
Derived from Latin sal meaning "salt". This was the name of the Roman goddess of salt water.... Read
Latin form of ELIJAH used in some versions of the Vulgate.... Read
Latinized form of Greek Ευρωπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and... Read
Derived from Greek μηνη (mene) "moon" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Леонтий (see LEONTIY).... Read
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades, ultimately from कृत् (krit) meaning "to cut, to divide". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.... Read
Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.... Read
Derived from Slavic veliku meaning "great".
Means "eternal" in Persian.
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
From Φυλλιδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of PHYLLIS. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.... Read
Original Welsh form of MERLIN.
From a surname, either CULLEN (1) or CULLEN (2).
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).... Read
From an English and Scots surname meaning "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".... Read
From Chinese 太 (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.... Read
From Sino-Korean 敏 (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or 知 (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτροπιος (Eutropios), which was derived from the word ευτροπος (eutropos) "versatile", formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion".... Read
Modern Hebrew form of HODIAH.
Means "resistance" in Turkish.
From a surname that was derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of ROSE.... Read
Diminutive of ROCCO and other names beginning with a similar sound, or else a nickname referring to a tough person. This is the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie 'Rocky' (1976) and its five sequels.... Read
From a Scottish surname that is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Simon Fraser (1776-1862), a Canadian explorer.... Read
Italian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.... Read
Means "most good" in Turkish.
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "power, rule".... Read
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic رضاء (see RIDHA).... Read
Latvian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
Lithuanian form of VISVALDIS.
From Sanskrit मृदु (mridu) meaning "soft, delicate, gentle".... Read
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
Hungarian form of SOPHIA.
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
From Sino-Vietnamese 軍 (quân) meaning "army".... Read
From the Irish surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).... Read
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.... Read
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).... Read
From a surname that was taken from the Basque place name Bolibar, which was derived from bolu "mill" and ibar "riverside". A famous bearer of the surname was Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), a South American revolutionary leader, after whom the country of Bolivia is named.... Read
Old Norse form of GUNVALD.
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and บุญ (bun) "merit".... Read
Means "brilliance" in Tagalog.
Means "perceptive" in Hebrew. This name was borne by two kings of Hazor in the Old Testament.... Read
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.... Read
Means "servant of the generous" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with كَرِيم (karim) meaning "generous".... Read
Hungarian form of ISIDORA.
Hungarian form of ALOYSIUS.
Short form of names containing dit, such as JUDITA, and German names beginning with Diet, such as DIETLINDE.... Read
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]... Read
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Means "lord of the sun" from Sanskrit रवि (ravi) meaning "sun" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for the Hindu god Surya.... Read
French feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT).
Polish form of XENIA, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Ксения or Ukrainian/Belarusian Ксенія (see KSENIYA).... Read
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.... Read
Short form of CONSTANT or CONSTANTIJN.
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and bjǫrn "bear".... Read
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably intended to be from Germanic beraht "bright". This is the title character in a comic strip by Scott Adams.... Read
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
Latinized form of DAMIANOS.
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given... Read