Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "red cliff" in Old English.... Read
From Sino-Korean 日 (il) meaning "sun, day" and 成 (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi किशोर, Tamil கிஷோர் or Telugu కిశోర్ (see KISHOR).... Read
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.... Read
Means "solid man" in Turkish.
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيمن (see AYMAN).... Read
From a Germanic name that referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used. From... Read
French form of CAESARIUS.
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθενης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" and σθενος (sthenos) "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.... Read
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
Means "moon" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).... Read
Means "eternal" in Persian.
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий (see ANATOLIY).... Read
Bosnian feminine form of AL-AMIR.
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
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous... Read
Original Latin form of GILES.
From a surname, which was an Americanized form of the Dutch surname Jansen meaning "JAN (1)'s son".... Read
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
From Chinese 美 (měi) meaning "beautiful" or 梅 (méi) meaning "Chinese plum" (species Prunus mume), as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Lithuanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
Possibly means "opener" in Egyptian. Ptah was an Egyptian god associated with creation and the arts.... Read
Perhaps intended to derive from Greek αιδοιος (aidoios) "modest, reverent". This name was created by Byron for a character in his poem 'Don Juan' (1819).... Read
From the Late Latin name Gabinus, which possibly referred to the ancient city of Gabii in central Italy. Saint Gavino was martyred in Sardinia in the 3rd century.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see YELIZAVETA).... Read
French (traditional) form of JORDAN.
Meaning unknown, possibly related to INANNA. This was the name of a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians. She was later conflated with the goddesses Anahita and Aphrodite.... Read
Lithuanian form of HENRY.
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".... Read
Feminine form of ZDZISŁAW.
Older Russian form of JOHN.
From the Roman family name Cassianus, which was derived from CASSIUS. This was the name of several saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Tangier who is the patron saint of stenographers and a 5th-century mystic who founded a monastery in Marseille.... Read
The surname of one of the musketeers in 'The Three Musketeers' (1844) by Alexandre Dumas. Dumas based the character on Henri d'Aramitz, whose surname was derived from the French village of Aramits.... Read
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Василь (see VASYL).... Read
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA. It also means "frost" in Finnish.... Read
Norwegian form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".... Read
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
Scottish form of STEPHEN.
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
From French gentille meaning "noble, aristocratic". This is the name of a gossipy matchmaker in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on late 19th-century stories by Sholem Aleichem. Due to the character, this name has also acquired the meaning "gossiper".... Read
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and an alternate transcription of Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (see YAAKOV).... Read
From an occupational surname originally belonging to a person who was a steward. It is ultimately derived from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". As a given name, it arose in 19th-century Scotland in honour of the Stuart royal family, which produced several kings and queens of Scotland and... Read
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
Feminine form of WORKNEH.
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
Means "to restore" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet from Samaria.... Read
From the Roman name Blasius, which was derived from Latin blaesus meaning "lisping". A famous bearer was the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).... Read
Swedish variant of CHRISTER.
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.... Read
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
Western Armenian transcription of DANIEL.
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".... Read
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]... Read
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This is a name taken by Naomi in the Old Testament (see Ruth 1:20).... Read
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie 'The Lion King' (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of ONUPHRIUS.
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.... Read
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".... Read