Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
Portuguese diminutive of MARIA.
Possibly from Hungarian álom "dream", though perhaps of Turkic origin meaning "bought". This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the... Read
Akkadian form of ASHURBANIPAL.
Short form of EDMAO or REMAO.
Croatian and Serbian variant form of OGNYAN.
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".... Read
Possibly derived from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".... Read
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
From a Sino-Korean compound meaning "wisdom", formed of the hanja characters 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and 慧 (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.... Read
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this... Read
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
From Dutch mirte, a cognate of MYRTLE.
From Japanese 結 (yui) meaning "tie, bind" and 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "deep valley" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in J. D. Salinger's novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' (1951), Holden Caufield.... Read
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.... Read
Means "safe, sound, intact" in Arabic, derived from the root سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe".... Read
Akkadian form of BELSHAZZAR.
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
Turkish diminutive of FATMA.
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).... Read
Scandinavian cognate of OSWALD.
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Means "iron hero" in Mongolian.
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
Feminine form of ARGYROS.
From an English surname that originally meant "courteous" in Old French.... Read
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and sige "victory".... Read
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid... Read
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "power, rule".... Read
Means "genuine" in Welsh.
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from a Western Semitic language and meaning "high heaven". Shammuramat was a 9th-century BC queen of Assyria. After her young son inherited the throne, she acted as his regent for five years. The legendary figure Semiramis may be based on her.... Read
Form of REUEL used in parts of the Latin Old Testament.... Read
Derived from Sanskrit जयन्त (jayanta) meaning "victorious". This is the name of a son of the Hindu god Indra, as well as other figures in Hindu mythology.... Read
Macedonian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIRA.
Russian form of MAXIMILIAN.
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
From an English place name (or from a surname that was derived from it) meaning "bright forest". This was the name of the forest in which the legendary outlaw Robin Hood made his home.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" and frid "peace".... Read
Old Germanic form of WOLFGANG.
Macedonian form of METRODORA.
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. His name is sometimes rendered as Sarakiel.... Read
From the Baltic elements vil- "hope" and tauta "people, nation".... Read
Means "strawberry" in South Slavic, and "berry" in Polish. Also in Poland, this can be a diminutive of JADWIGA.... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".... Read
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνο (Zeno), a prefix form of the name of ZEUS, combined with βιος (bios) "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title 'Queen of the East' and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated... Read
Old Norse form of SVYATOPOLK. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.... Read
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
Original feminine form of FLORENCE.
Means "victorious" in Esperanto.
Means "fair locks" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of an Irish goddess of inspiration.... Read
Means "adoration" in Spanish. This name refers to the event that is known in Christian tradition as the Adoration of the Magi, which is when the three Magi presented gifts to the infant Jesus and worshipped him.... Read
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.... Read
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.... Read
Means "female who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology she was a creator goddess, the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to Kagututi, the god of fire.... Read
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.... Read
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
Form of LIVIUS used to refer to the Roman historian Titus Livius.... Read
Means "beloved of Sin", from Akkadian narāmu and the god's name SIN. This was the name of a 23rd-century BC ruler of the Akkadian Empire, the grandson of Sargon.... Read
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
Latin form of HEROD, as well as the usual biblical Greek transcription of ‘Ηρωιδης: after the classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript) was not pronounced.... Read
Polish feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
Medieval variant of PRZEMYSŁ, with the addition of the Slavic element slava.... Read
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic... Read
Brazilian Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).... Read