Diminutive of CAOMH. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
Dutch and Low German short form of NICHOLAS.
Yiddish variant of EZEKIEL.
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.... Read
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek Κερβερος (Kerberos), which possibly meant "spotted". In Greek myth this was the name of the three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades.... Read
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript that forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his... Read
Means "noble hero" in Kazakh.
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin hora "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin. A famous bearer was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet of the 1st century BC who is better known as Horace in the English-speaking world.... Read
Short form of RODERICK or RODNEY.
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
From Sino-Korean 昇 (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", 勝 (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or 承 (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Persian form of NAIRYOSANGHA.
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
Possibly means "having no one in front of him in the canoe" in the Nuu-chah-nulth (or Nootka) language. This was the name of a chief of the Clayoquot in the late 18th century, at the time of European contact.... Read
Means "god, spiritual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.... Read
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".... Read
Portuguese diminutive of MARIA.
French feminine form of Perrin, a diminutive of PIERRE.... Read
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and... Read
From Chinese 杰 (jié) meaning "heroic, outstanding" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Hebrew form of KEREN-HAPPUCH.
Means "servant of JESUS" in Scottish Gaelic.
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
Turkish feminine form of MUMIN.
Greek form of STEPHEN. In modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.... Read
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ANUBIS.
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
From Japanese 一 (kazu) meaning "one" or 和 (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.... Read
Old English form of HAROLD.
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.... Read
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
French form of SERAPHINA.
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
Old Norse form of RANDOLF.
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.... Read
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".... Read
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas... Read
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.... Read
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
Possibly from a Bantu root meaning "to twist, to wrap" (kujinga in Kimbundu), alluding to the wrapping of the umbilical cord around the neck of the newborn. This name was borne by kings and queens of the African kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, notably a 17th-century queen of Ndongo who... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
Italian variant of GERARDO.
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
From Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world, universe" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
Combination of MARIE and LAURE.
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
From a Dutch surname meaning "rose field". This name is often given in honour of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) or Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).... Read
Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos), which was derived from δαιδαλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because... Read
Finnish feminine form of JOSEPH.
Old French form of MILLICENT.
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.... Read
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".... Read
Lithuanian feminine form of LUDWIG.
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.... Read
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".... Read
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
Turkish form of BENJAMIN.
From Chinese 成 (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or 诚 (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Latin name that was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Catalan form of GEOFFREY.
Variant of LLEU. It can also be a short form of LLEWELYN. It coincides with the Welsh word llew meaning "lion".... Read
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.... Read
Scottish form of MARGARET.
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.