French diminutive of MARINE.
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
Latvian variant of KARINA.
Combination of MARIE and LAURE.
From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning "great lord" or "sea lord". Since the mid-1920s it has been used more often for girls than for boys in English-speaking countries, though it is still a masculine name in Wales. A famous bearer of this name as surname was the... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".... Read
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
Czech and Slovak form of THOMAS.
Russian diminutive of LIDIYA.
Means "excellent, superb" in Thai.
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
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.... Read
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.... Read
Combination of PIERO and LUIGI.
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Bradáin meaning "descendant of BRADÁN".... Read
Means "bright victory", derived from Old English sige "victory" and beorht "bright". This was the name of a king of Wessex. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Derived from Greek κλυτος (klytos) meaning "famous, noble". In Greek myth Klytië was an ocean nymph who loved the sun god Helios. Her love was not returned, and she pined away staring at him until she was transformed into a heliotrope flower, whose head moves to follow the sun.... Read
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.... Read
Variant of BRÜNHILD, referring to the Frankish queen.... Read
Medieval Swedish form of JURIAN.
Latinized form of the Greek name Λεανδρος (Leandros), derived from λεων (leon) meaning "lion" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek legend Leander was the lover of Hero. Every night he swam across the Hellespont to meet her, but on one occasion he was drowned when a storm... Read
Hungarian form of NIMROD.
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.... Read
From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov), which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.... Read
Portuguese form of PHILIP.
Old English form of KENELM.
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
Means "warlike" or "fighter" in Irish Gaelic.
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
From the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, repose", derived from the root נוּחַ (nuach). According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the Great Flood. After the flood he received the sign of... Read
Albanian form of CONSTANTINE.
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).... Read
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
Diminutive of CORA. It was borne by Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), the wife of Martin Luther King.... Read
Spanish and Italian form of GRIMWALD.
Derived from Greek μηνη (mene) "moon" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora.... Read
Latinized form of Ζωσιμος (Zosimos), a Greek name derived from ζωσιμος (zosimos) meaning "viable" or "likely to survive". This was the name of several early saints and a pope.... Read
Late Latin name derived from cara meaning "dear, beloved". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr. It is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, though in this case it means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo.... Read
Means "valley, ravine" in Hebrew.
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
French feminine form of EDMUND.
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name. It has been in occasional use in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. It coincides with an Italian surname, a famous bearer being the French-Italian author Émile Zola (1840-1902).... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영자 (see YEONG-JA).... Read
Variant of AMIRANI. This is the name of the central character in the medieval Georgian romance 'Amiran-Darejaniani' by Moses of Khoni. The author was inspired by the mythical Amirani and the stories surrounding him, and loosely based his tale on them.... Read
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
Means "lord of the mountain" in Sanskrit. This is a name of the Hindu god Shiva, given because of his abode in the Himalayan Mountains.... Read
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
From an English surname that could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".... Read
From the Baltic elements vil- "hope" and tauta "people, nation".... Read
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit अ (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".... Read
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
Scandinavian cognate of RAYNER.
Means "meeting, joining" in Azerbaijani.
Medieval Slavic form of MOJMÍR.
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
Meaning unknown. This name was (first?) used by William Congreve in his comedy 'The Old Bachelor' (1693) and later by Sir John Vanbrugh in his comedy 'The Confederacy' (1705). This was the real name of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who was born Araminta Ross.... Read
Means "jasmine flower" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मालती (malati).... Read
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and жан (zhan) meaning "soul" (of Persian origin).... Read
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
Means "of the evening" in Esperanto.