Feminine variant of GIUSI.
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan for the... Read
Means "echo" in Estonian.
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be an alternate transcription of תָּם (see TAM (2)).... Read
Late Latin name that was derived from CAESAR. Saint Caesarius was a 6th-century bishop of Arles.... Read
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
From Sino-Korean 宗 (jong) meaning "lineage, ancestry" and 秀 (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.... Read
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
Used by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.... Read
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".... Read
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
Medieval French form of KATHERINE.
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
Old English form of CHAD.
Alternate transcription of Arabic شَمس الدين (see SHAMS AL-DIN).... Read
Irish form of CHRISTOPHER.
From an English surname, a variant of BROOK.
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
Contracted form of FRANCESCA.
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.... Read
Meaning unknown. The second element is probably intended to be from Germanic beraht "bright". This is the title character in a comic strip by Scott Adams.... Read
Form of THEKLA in several languages.
Medieval Swedish form of GEORGE.
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.... Read
Means "radiant rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
Means "temperance, moderation" in Arabic.
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish מאַן (man) meaning "man".... Read
Derived from Georgian მზე (mze) "sun".... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and JACQUES. This name was borne by the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778).... Read
Alternate transcription of Yiddish איסר (see ISER).... 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
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani ELÇIN.... Read
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Possibly means "attractive" in Cherokee.
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Possibly from the Greek name EUSTACHYS or from the same source. This (or Eustathius) is the Latin name of Saint Eustace.... Read
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This is the name of a legendary saint from Georgia. She and her father Abiathar were supposedly converted by Saint Nino from Judaism to Christianity.... 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
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".... Read
Means "arrow" in Old Norse. Orvar Odd is a legendary Norse hero who is the subject of a 13th-century Icelandic saga.... Read
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian حامد (see HAMID (2)).... Read
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
Old French form of the Germanic name Walchelin, derived from the element walha meaning "foreign".... Read
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Biblical Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.... Read
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek personal name ‘Ηρακλειος (Herakleios), which was derived from the name of the Greek hero HERAKLES. This was the name of a 7th-century Byzantine emperor, known for his victories over the Sassanid Persian Empire. This name was also borne by two early saints.... Read
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
Czech form of SVYATOSLAV.
Polish form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
Finnish form of ALEXANDER.
Portuguese feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
Belarusian form of ALEXANDER.
Javanese form of SUSHILA.
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.... Read
Means "good god" in Celtic. In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive... Read
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.... Read
Derived from a South Slavic word meaning "east".
Archaic Italian form of FREDERICK.
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
Feminine diminutive of LODEWIJK.
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal". In Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts. After his uncle Pelias overthrew his father Aeson as king of Iolcos, Jason went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win back... Read
French diminutive of CHRISTINE.