From an English surname meaning "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.... Read
Old Germanic form (possibly) of ELVIRA.
Hungarian form of LAZARUS.
From Apache chis meaning "oak, wood". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.... Read
Hungarian form of MATTHIAS. This was the name of two Hungarian kings.... Read
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see SOUTA).... Read
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic جنيد (see JUNAYD).... Read
Modern Persian form of Avestan Rashnu meaning "justice". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata who judged the souls of the dead.... Read
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "gracious, sweet, lovable".... Read
From a Scottish surname that was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was... Read
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements amal meaning "work, labour" and beraht meaning "bright".... Read
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.... Read
From a combination of the mythological figures ARA and AHURA MAZDA. This was the name of the supreme creator god in pre-Christian Armenian mythology.... Read
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
Original Latin form of FABIAN.
Derived from Finnish ensi "first".
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
From Old Norse Njǫrðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.... Read
From an English surname that denoted one who lived on a heath. It was popularized as a given name by the character Heath Barkley from the 1960s television series 'The Big Valley'.... Read
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Quran (surah ar-Rad).... Read
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.... Read
From a surname, a Scots variant of REED.
Romanian form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.... Read
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see TAGUHI).... Read
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
German variant of ANNETTE.
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
From Sumerian lugal "king" and banda "young, wild, fierce". This was the name of a legendary king of Uruk who was said to be the father of Gilgamesh in Sumerian mythology.... Read
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.... Read
Swedish diminutive of ROLF.
Possibly a form of HILDA. This name was borne by the last wife of Attila the Hun.... Read
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.... Read
Latinized form of DEIANEIRA.
Romanian, Slovak and Polish form of PETRONILLA.
Means "north" or "north wind" in Turkish, derived from Greek Βορεας (Boreas).... Read
Old Germanic form of DIETFRIED.
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.... Read
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".... Read
Masculine form of DZVEZDA.
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common).... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 菊 (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".... Read
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
From Yiddish פֿרום (frum) meaning "pious". This is the name of a character (appearing as a ghost) in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964).... Read
From Japanese 恵 (megumi) meaning "favour, benefit" or 愛 (megumi) meaning "love, affection", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that have the same reading. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.... Read
German variant form of GERARD.
Latvian and Lithuanian form of ANGELICA.
Short form of LAURENS or EMERENS.
Scottish form of MUIRENN.
Means "YAHWEH is perfect" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Gideon and a king of Judah.... Read
Indonesian form of SUSHILA.
Modern Greek transcription of TRYPHON.
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
Galician form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.... Read
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see ALEKSEY), Ukrainian Олексій (see OLEKSIY) or Belarusian Аляксей (see ALIAKSEI).... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name, composed of Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".... Read
Spanish form of FELICITAS. It also means "happiness" in Spanish.... Read
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.... Read
Finnish form of NORA (1).
From Sino-Vietnamese 妙 (diệu) meaning "mysterious, subtle, exquisite".... Read
Portuguese form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".... Read
From Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka. He is credited with introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.... Read
French form of LAURENTINUS.
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.... Read
Variant of Evandrus, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευανδρος (Euandros), derived from Greek ευ (eu) meaning "good" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Roman mythology Evander was an Arcadian hero of the Trojan War who founded the city of Pallantium near the spot where Rome was... Read
Possibly a Finnish diminutive of KLAUS.
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Spanish feminine form of BERNARD.
From the Latin Mercurius, probably derived from Latin mercari "to trade" or merces "wages". This was the name of the Roman god of trade, merchants, and travellers, later equated with the Greek god Hermes. This is also the name of the first planet in the solar system and a metallic... Read