Means "privileged birth" from Celtic orbo "privileged" and gen "birth". In Welsh legend and Arthurian romances Urien is a king of Gore and the husband of Morgan le Fay.... Read
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".... Read
From Sino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or 炫 (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with 廷 (jeong) meaning "court" or 貞 (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".... Read
From Latvian sarma meaning "frost".
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
Possibly means "the ancestor is a hero", from Sumerian 𒉋𒂵 (bilga) meaning "ancestor" and 𒈩 (mes) meaning "hero, young man". This was the name of a Sumerian hero, later appearing in the Akkadian poem the 'Epic of Gilgamesh'. Gilgamesh, with his friend Enkidu, battled the giant Humbaba and stopped the... Read
Latinized form of CARATACOS.
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) meaning "submission (to God)".... Read
Roman family name that was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS. Lucianus (or Λουκιανος in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.... Read
Alternate transcription of Ancient Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ (see MATTITYAHU).... Read
Hungarian form of ABRAHAM.
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "judge", from Old English demere.... Read
Spanish form of Climacus, derived from Greek κλιμαξ (klimax) "ladder". The 7th-century monk Saint John Climacus (also known as John of the Ladder) acquired this name because he wrote a book called 'The Ladder of Divine Ascent'.... Read
Form of ALEXANDER in several languages.
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
Latinized form of LAUREN. This name was first brought to public attention in America by the song 'Lorena' (1856), written by Joseph Webster, who was said to have created the name as an anagram of LENORE (from the character in Poe's poem 'The Raven').... Read
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of Gregorius (see GREGORY). A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.... Read
From Chinese 艳 (yàn) meaning "beautiful, gorgeous" (which is usually only feminine) or 岩 (yán) meaning "cliff, rocks", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar fashion.... Read
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.... Read
Old Germanic form of DETLEF.
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
Lithuanian form of RICHARD.
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Old Germanic form of WALTER.
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Meaning unknown, of Nuu-chah-nulth (also known as Nootka) origin. This was the name of a late 18th-century chief of the Mowachaht.... Read
Diminutive of JULIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 枝 (chi) meaning "branch".... Read
Anglicized form of RÉAMANN.
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.... Read
From Chinese 秀 (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with 英 (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". Other character combinations are possible.... Read
From a surname that was originally taken from various Old English place names meaning "stream town", "wood town", or "wall town".... Read
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant... Read
Means "feather" in Choctaw.
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".... Read
Medieval Latin form of JEROME.
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
Meaning uncertain; possibly a variant of AFRA (1), or possibly a variant of Aphrah, a biblical place name meaning "dust". This name was born by the English writer Aphra Behn (1640-1689).... Read
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.... Read
Combination of GIANNI and CARLO.
From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and आत्मन् (atman) meaning "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
Modern form of the Old English name Baeda, possibly related to Old English bed "prayer". Saint Bede, called the Venerable Bede, was an 8th-century historian, scholar and Doctor of the Church.... Read
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.... Read
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
Italian form of NATHANAEL.
From the name of a citadel that was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.... Read
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
From an English surname meaning "son of JACK". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).... Read
Portuguese and Spanish form of TACITUS.
Late Latin name derived from cara meaning "dear, beloved". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr. It is also the name of a constellation in the southern sky, though in this case it means "keel" in Latin, referring to a part of Jason's ship the Argo.... Read
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
Possibly means "moon-like" in Persian.
Means "shining over heaven", from Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 照 (terasu) meaning "shine". This was the name of the Japanese sun goddess, the ruler of the heavens. At one time the Japanese royal family claimed descent from her.... Read
Norman French form of ROLF.
Means "goddess" in Indonesian.
Means "MARÍA of CARMEN" in Spanish.
Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.... Read
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
Russian form of METHODIUS.
From Sino-Korean 正 (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" or 靜 (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with 姬 (hui) meaning "beauty" or 熙 (hui) meaning "bright, splendid, glorious". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.... Read
Means "my light" in Arabic.
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.