Greek form of HIPPOCRATES.
Latinized form of Greek Αλκειδης (Alkeides), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.... Read
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
Feminine form of BENIGNO.
Scottish feminine form of FRANCIS.
Combination of DORA and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play 'The Enchanted Island' (1667). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.... Read
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".... Read
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
From a surname that was derived from Welsh llwyd meaning "grey". The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) is a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".... Read
Form of JAPHETH used in the Latin Old Testament.
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
Serbian form of SERGIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Сергей (see SERGEY).... Read
Hebrew form of JEHOSHEBA.
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
Danish and Swedish form of FREYR.
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.... Read
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".... Read
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
Derivative of Donatus (see DONATO). This was the name of a few early saints.... Read
Persian form of RUQAYYAH.
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). François Villon was a French lyric poet of the 15th century. This was also the name of two kings of France.... Read
German, Dutch, Danish and Slovene diminutive of ANNA or ANA.... Read
Urdu form of RIDWAN, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.... Read
From Sino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or 志 (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with 勛 (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Old Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
French diminutive of ROSE.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).... Read
Old Persian form of CAMBYSES.
Latinized form of the Greek Κεφαλος (Kephalos), which was derived from κεφαλη (kephale) meaning "head". In Greek legend he remained faithful to his wife Procris even though he was pursued by the goddess Eos.... Read
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of IRA (1).
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see SHULAMIT).... Read
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.... Read
Derived from Finnish kyllä "abundance" or kyllin "enough". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.... Read
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who was Danish. It was originally given in honour of American lawyer Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882), the author of 'Two Years Before the Mast'.... Read
Means "light maker", derived from Sanskrit प्रभा (prabha) meaning "light" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is a name given to the sun in Hindu texts. It was also borne by a medieval Hindu scholar.... Read
Variant of Paschalis (see PASCAL). Paschal or Paschalis was the name of two popes.... Read
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.... Read
Anglicized form of IARFHLAITH.
Means "fragrant" in Arabic.
From the Greek name Θουκυδιδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεος (theos) "god" (genitive θεου) and κυδος (kydos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.... Read
From a Norman surname that was derived from the given name WERNER.... Read
Means "good nature" in Turkish.
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men" in Old English.... Read
Means "you are mine" in Hebrew.
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.... Read
French form of ARMIDA. This is the name of operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully (in 1686) and Christoph Willibald Gluck (in 1777), both of which were based on 'Jerusalem Delivered' by Torquato Tasso.... Read
Feminine form of PALMIRO.
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
Means "lovable" in Basque.
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
Norman French derivative of a Germanic name, probably ALBERICH.... Read
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
German variant of WALTER. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Walther von der Vogelweide.... Read
Latinized form of DAMIANOS.
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.... Read
Lithuanian form of RAYMOND.
Modern form of the Roman family name Pompeius, which was probably derived from a Sabellic word meaning "five". A notable bearer was the 1st-century BC Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century. It is now more common as a feminine name.... Read
Derived from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lord" and 𒅁 (urta) meaning "ear of barley". In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Ninurta was a god of agriculture, hunting and healing, later associated with war. He was also called Ningirsu, though they may have originally been separate deities.... Read
From Weland, the Old English cognate of WIELAND.
Bengali feminine form of PALLAV.
Means "resistance" in Turkish.
Icelandic form of ERLING.