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 name since that time.
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
French feminine diminutive of HENRY.
Means "my woman" from the Welsh prefix my "my" combined with banw "woman".... Read
Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
Means "singer" in Arabic.
Danish diminutive of ANNA.
Middle Persian form of AMERETAT.
Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian form of YOLANDA.
Short form of SERAFINA. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.... Read
From the Germanic name Raganhar, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hari "army". The Normans brought this name to England where it came into general use, though it was rare by the end of the Middle Ages.... Read
Diminutive of JACQUELINE.
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the... Read
Hungarian form of JENNIFER.
From Yiddish גוט (gut) meaning "good".... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of THADDEUS.
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.... Read
Old Germanic form of MILLICENT.
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
Combination of JEAN (1) and CHRISTOPHE.
Sardinian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
From the Greek name Αισχυλος (Aischylos), derived from αισχος (aischos) "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελευθεριος (Eleutherios), which meant "free". This was the name of a 2nd-century pope, as well as several saints.... Read
Bulgarian form of ANTONIA.
Feminine form of LLYWELYN.
Old English cognate of WILLIHARD.
Spanish form of METHUSELAH.
Italian form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영호 (see YEONG-HO).... Read
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
Derived from Greek ευμελεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".... Read
From a surname that was a variant of DALEY.
Portuguese form of DIONYSIUS.
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
Possibly means "son of pain" in Tupi. This is the name of the son of Iracema and Martim in the novel 'Iracema' (1865) by José de Alencar.... Read
Modern Greek transcription of MICHAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see MIKHAIL).... Read
Combination of MARY and BETH.
Means "little wolf" in Yiddish, a diminutive of װאָלףֿ (volf) meaning "wolf". This is a vernacular form of Zeev.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηρακλειτος (Herakleitos) meaning "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτος (kleitos) "glory". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher from Ephesus.... Read
From the Greek Ζεφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "the west wind". Zephyros was the Greek god of the west wind.... Read
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.... Read
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.... Read
Probably an Anglicized form of Degaré. Sir Degaré was the subject of a medieval poem set in Brittany. The name may mean "lost one" from French égaré.... Read
From Greek Απολλων (Apollon), which is of unknown meaning, though perhaps related to Indo-European *apelo "strength". Another theory states that Apollo can be equated with Appaliunas, an Anatolian god whose name possibly means "father lion" or "father light". The Greeks later associated Apollo's name with the Greek verb απολλυμι (apollymi)... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" and either slán "defiance" or Sláine, the Gaelic name of the River Slaney.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".... Read
Modern Greek transcription of ZENOBIA.
French feminine form of MAËL.
Hungarian form of MIRA (2).
From the Greek name Αριστειδης (Aristeides), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.... Read
French feminine form of ALBERT.
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
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of ALVAR).... Read
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
From a surname that was a variant of either IRVING or IRWIN.... Read
From a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.... Read
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.... Read
Means "noble, gracious" in Finnish.
Original Latin form of FABRICE.
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".... Read
Latin name that was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.... Read
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.... Read
From a Scottish surname, originally derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham. A famous bearer was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
Form of MELANIE used in various languages.
Late Latin name derived from Latin eligere "to choose". The 7th-century Saint Eligius is the patron saint of metalworkers.... Read
Diminutive of INDIANA. This is the nickname of the hero of the 'Indiana Jones' movies, starring Harrison Ford.... Read
Portuguese, French and Hungarian form of DELIA (1).... Read
French variant form of REYNOLD.
Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Feminine variant of RON (2).
Means "leader, chief" from Turkish ser "head, top" and kan "blood".... Read
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHEMIA.
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
From Δαναοι (Danaoi), a word used by Homer to designate the Greeks. In Greek mythology Danaë was the daughter of the Argive king Acrisius. It had been prophesized to her father that he would one day be killed by Danaë's son, so he attempted to keep his daughter childless. However,... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Матвей (see MATVEY).... Read
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
Diminutive of PATRYCJA or PATRÍCIA.