Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Means "he who knocks at the door" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the morning star. Tariq ibn Ziyad was the Islamic general who conquered Spain for the Umayyad Caliphate in the 8th century.... Read
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.... Read
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
Alternate transcription of Serbian Пеђа (see PEĐA).... Read
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.... Read
From Japanese 緑 (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that have the same pronunciation.... Read
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
Means "from Artagnan" in French, Artagnan being a town in southwest France. This was the name of a character in the novel 'The Three Musketeers' (1884) by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel D'Artagnan is an aspiring musketeer who first duels with the three title characters and then becomes their friend.... Read
Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.... Read
French form of CAESARIUS.
Derived from the Germanic elements wert "worthy" and hari "army". Goethe used this name in his novel 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' (1774).... Read
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.... Read
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
Means "crown" in Latin, as well as Italian and Spanish. This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred with her companion Victor.... Read
Means "blossom" in Cherokee.
From Japanese 沙 (sa) meaning "sand" or 紗 (sa) meaning "thread, silk" with 也 (ya) meaning "also" or 耶 (ya), an interjection, combined with 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" or 加 (ka) meaning "increase". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations. It is often written using the hiragana... Read
Feminine form of ALI (1).
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
From a surname that was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.... Read
Possibly a short form of NATHANAËL or GWENAËL.... Read
Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
Alternate transcription of Urdu محمود (see MEHMUD).... Read
Old Germanic form of VAUQUELIN.
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
From Chinese 强 (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "nook, retreat" from Old English healh.... Read
Short form of ELISABETH or ELIZABETH.
Derived from Slavic volu meaning "ox". Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth, the underworld, and poetry.... Read
From Japanese 澄 (sumi) meaning "clear" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
From Chinese 时 (shí) meaning "time, era, season", 实 (shí) meaning "real, honest", 史 (shǐ) meaning "history" or 石 (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Σεραφειμ (see SERAFIM).... Read
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.... Read
Italian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of JEANNETTE.
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).... Read
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
Romanian form of MAGDALENE.
Combination of KLAUS and PETER.
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden", derived from צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.... Read
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.... Read
Dutch feminine form of KAREL.
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
Possibly means "shapely" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a beautiful goddess. She fell in love with a mortal named Ciabhan and left the Land of Promise with him, but when she arrived on the other shore she was swept to sea by a great... Read
Dhivehi form of AMINAH (1).
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".... Read
Original Irish form of MAEVE.
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".... Read
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).... Read
From the Greek name Αρισταιος (Aristaios), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best". This was the name of a minor Greek god of agriculture, hunting and cattle. He was the son of Apollo and the mortal Cyrene.... Read
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.... Read
Breton diminutive of PER.
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors... Read
Lithuanian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
Hungarian form of GALLUS.
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽO.
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) "air, wind". This is another name of Vayu, the Hindu god of the wind.... Read
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.... Read
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".... Read
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
Diminutive of KATEŘINA or KATARÍNA.
Latinate form of MARGARET.
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
From the Ukrainian word for a type of shrub, also called the guelder rose (species Viburnum opulus).... Read
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
From Sino-Vietnamese 雄 (hùng) meaning "brave, manly".... Read
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.... Read