Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian Юлія (see YULIYA).... Read
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
Means "little leaf" in Greenlandic.
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.... Read
Roman family name that was a derivative of CASSIUS.... Read
Dutch short form of HERMAN.
From the Mongolian name Tsagadai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan, known as Chagatai in English.... Read
Modern Greek form of NIKE.
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem... Read
French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.... Read
Possibly means "bee wolf" (in effect equal to "bear") from Old English beo "bee" and wulf "wolf". Alternatively, the first element may be beadu "battle". This is the name of the main character in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'. Set in Denmark, the poem tells how he slays the... Read
Means "dart, plant shoot, sprout" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Shem who is an ancestor of Abraham. In English bibles it is written as Salah or Shelah.... Read
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".... Read
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.... Read
Possibly means "royal" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Kaveh is a blacksmith who leads a rebellion against the evil ruler Zahhak.... Read
Diminutive of RÚBEN, RUBEM or RUBENS.
Italian form of DEODATUS.
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.... Read
Uzbek, Dhivehi and Uyghur form of ABD ALLAH, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and ric "power, rule".... Read
Brazilian Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
European Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.... Read
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
Means "peaceful, modest" in Karelian Finnish.
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
Combination of HANS and JÖRG.
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
Meaning unknown. This was the name of several 17th-century Algonquin chiefs.... Read
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".... Read
Germanic name derived from the element wig meaning "war".... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.... Read
Old Germanic form of GÜNTHER.
Italian feminine form of RICHARD.
Means "radiant rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHALIA.
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
Portuguese form of BRENNUS.
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
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 an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Caoinlean meaning "descendant of Caoinlean". The name Caoinlean means "slender" in Gaelic.... Read
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr,... Read
Ancient Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
Lithuanian form of VLADIMIR.
Ancient Greek form of POLYXENA.
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
Czech cognate of ZBIGNIEW.
From Chinese 芬 (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume" (which is usually only feminine) or 奋 (fèn) meaning "strive, exert" (usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.... Read
Norwegian short form of KATARINA.
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.... Read
From an English surname meaning "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec originally meaning "priest". A famous bearer of the surname was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America. It was also borne by the American actor Clark Gable (1901-1960).... Read
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
Form of JAPHETH used in the Latin Old Testament.
Old Irish form of BRIDGET.
Russian form of YESENIA. The 1971 Mexican movie was extremely popular in the Soviet Union.... Read
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
From Japanese 順 (jun) meaning "obedience" or 純 (jun) meaning "pure" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... Read
Modern Greek form of PHILIP.
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Modern Hebrew form of ELAH, usually used as a feminine name.... Read
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.... Read
Russian and Belarusian form of MICHAEL, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Михаил (see MIHAIL). This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).... Read
From a surname that was from a place name meaning "landing-place ford" in Old English.... Read
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
Meaning unknown, though the second element is likely Slavic miru meaning "peace" or "world". In Czech legend this is the name of a bard.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".... Read
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.... Read