From Chinese 东 (dōng) meaning "east", 栋 (dòng) meaning "pillar, beam", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
From a surname that was a variant of WARWICK.
Combination of ANA and SOFÍA.
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлий (see YULIY).... Read
Means "great lady", from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and 𒃲 (gal) meaning "big, great". This was the name of a goddess of reeds in Sumerian mythology. She was the daughter of Enki and the wife of Nanna.... Read
Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.... Read
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
Old Slavic form of ZECHARIAH.
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".... Read
From a surname meaning "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881). It is now associated with the cat in Jim Davis's cartoon strip 'Garfield'.... Read
From Greek δηιοω (deioo) meaning "to slay" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man". In Greek mythology this was the name of the wife of Herakles. She unwittingly poisoned her husband by giving him the Shirt of Nessus.... Read
Old Germanic form of LUDOLF.
Medieval Slavic form of WOJCIECH.
Short form of JULIAN or KILIAN.
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريد or Urdu فرید (see FARID).... Read
Means "dark man" from Gaelic fear "man" and dorcha "dark".... Read
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.... Read
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
From an English surname that was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".... Read
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.... Read
Short form of CANDELARIA.
English form of GERVASIUS. The Normans introduced this name to England in the Middle Ages, though it has since become rare.... Read
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.... Read
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.... Read
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
Means "little fish" in Yiddish, a diminutive of פֿיש (fish) meaning "fish".... Read
Medieval form of BENEDICT. This was the more common spelling in England until the 18th century. Modern use of the name is probably also influenced by the common surname Bennett, itself a derivative of the medieval name.... Read
From Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world, universe" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".... Read
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.... Read
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
French form of JANUARIUS. Though now rare in France, it is more common in French-speaking parts of Africa.... Read
French form of the Late Latin name Lupus meaning "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.... Read
German contracted form of CONRAD.
Means "black hoof" in Shawnee. This was the name of a Shawnee warrior and chief of the 18th century.... Read
Czech and Slovak feminine form of VLADISLAV.
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
Combination of AYŞE and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
From a surname that was originally derived from various English place names, all meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.... Read
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").... Read
From Japanese 幸 (yuki) meaning "happiness" or 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from 由 (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with 喜 (ki) meaning "joy" or 貴 (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this... Read
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
From Japanese 順 (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or 淳 (jun) meaning "pure" combined with 一 (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
Probably a Polish variant of MARIANNA.
Short form of THOMAS. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-).... Read
Derived from Bulgarian спасен (spasen) meaning "saved".... Read
Sometimes explained as a derivative of the Irish surname Caden, which is a reduced form of the Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán". In actuality, its popularity in America beginning in the 1990s is due to its sound - it shares its fashionable den suffix sound with other... Read
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament Clopas is mentioned briefly as the husband of one of the women who witnessed the crucifixion, sometimes identified with Alphaeus.... Read
Portuguese form of ISAAC.
Urdu form of MURTADA, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Лаврентий (see LAVRENTIY).... Read
Serbian and Bulgarian form of ŚWIĘTOMIERZ.... Read
Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".... Read
Scottish form of ELEANOR.
Hungarian form of ALEXIS.
From the name of a town in South Australia, perhaps meaning "near water" in an Australian Aboriginal language.... Read
Diminutive of JAMES. A famous bearer was the rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).... Read
Possibly inspired by MAGDALENA. The Czech author Julius Zeyer created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).... Read
From a surname that was derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger".... Read
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").... Read
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.... Read
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch feminine form of JACOB (or JAMES).... Read
From a surname that was derived from the name of the city of Leicester, originally denoting a person who was from that place. The city's name is derived from the river name Ligore combined with Latin castra "camp".... Read
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of LIVIA (1).... Read
French feminine form of EDMUND.
Azerbaijani form of NAZIM.
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.... Read
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).