Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
From Arabic براق (Buraq), the name of the legendary creature that, according to Islamic tradition, transported the Prophet Muhammad. Its name is derived from Arabic برق (barq) "lightning".... Read
Variant of EVE. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990).... Read
Scottish diminutive of JOAN (1).
Combination of FRANZ and XAVER, in honour of Saint Francis Xavier.... Read
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
Spanish form of PRUDENTIUS.
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδουλος (Theodoulos) meaning "slave of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δουλος (doulos) "slave". This name was borne by several early saints.... Read
From the Germanic name Hludwolf, which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".... Read
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρηνη (see IRINI).... Read
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
Old Persian form of ARTAXERXES.
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).... Read
Scottish form of GODFREY.
Alternate transcription of Greek Παναγιωτης (see PANAGIOTIS).... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).... Read
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.... Read
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.... Read
An invented name. In America it was popularized in the 1990s by basketball player Jalen Rose (1973-), whose name was a combination of those of his father James and maternal uncle Leonard.... Read
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
Hebrew form of MEHETABEL.
German form of CECILIA, as well as the original Latin form.... Read
From a Scottish surname that was possibly derived from the name of the island of Bute.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorn "bear". During the Anglo-Saxon period there was also a Norse cognate Ásbjǫrn used in England, and after the Norman Conquest the Norman cognate Osbern was introduced. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".... Read
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
Probably an elaboration of Spanish oro "gold". This was the pseudonym of the English poet Katherine Philips (1631-1664).... Read
Means "dear man" from Gaelic fear "man" and char "dear".... Read
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
Old Norse form of ATTILA, used in the Norse 'Volsungasaga' to refer to a fictional version of Attila the Hun.... Read
Georgian form of BAHADUR.
Possibly cognate with the Western Semitic god SHALIM. Shulmanu was an Eastern Semitic (Mesopotamian) god associated with battle.... Read
European Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
From Welsh cad "battle" and a diminutive suffix.
Old Germanic form of ANSGAR.
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).... Read
Old Germanic form of ROSAMUND.
Diminutive of ANGELO or ÁNGEL.
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Esau for whom the town of Teman in Edom was named.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عامر (see 'AAMIR), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.... Read
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.... Read
Finnish diminutive of LENNART.
Means "of Ulster" in Gaelic. Ulster is a region in the north of Ireland. This name was borne by two 7th-century Irish saints.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic هنيّة (see HANIYYA).... Read
Old English form of OSMOND.
Dutch (Flemish) form of GODELIVA.
Means "feller, hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was... Read
Limburgish form of LAMBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Lambert.... Read
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
Old Norse form of ØYVIND.
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or 舞 (mai) meaning "dance" combined with 央 (o) meaning "center", 緒 (o) meaning "thread" or 桜 (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
German feminine form of RAPHAEL.
Latinized form of Greek Κιρκη (Kirke), which possibly meant "bird". In Greek mythology Circe was a sorceress who changed Odysseus's crew into hogs but was forced by him to change them back.... Read
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
Means "flower" in Finnish.
Czech feminine form of CAROLUS.
Norman French form of HUMPHREY.
German feminine form of WILHELM.
From the Greek Μεδουσα (Medousa), which was derived from μεδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to... Read
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.... Read