From Chinese 健 (jiàn) meaning "build, establish" combined with 宏 (hóng) meaning "wide, spacious, great, vast". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.
From Japanese 大 (tai) meaning "big, great" and 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness" or 樹 (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Means "hare" in Greenlandic.
Modern Greek form of AGNES.
Scottish short form of THOMAS.
Latinized form of the Greek name Πελαγιος (Pelagios), which was derived from πελαγος (pelagos) "the sea". This was the name of several saints and two popes.... Read
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr, which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".... Read
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
Biblical Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
Derived from Old Norse bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".... Read
Russian form of PANCRATIUS.
Means "born later, younger" in Sanskrit. This name is sometimes given to the younger sibling of an older child.... Read
French form of EVARISTUS.
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.... Read
Diminutive of BERNARD, BERNADETTE, BERNICE, and other names beginning with Bern.... Read
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
Means "man of valour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gal "valour". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Ireland.... Read
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
From the Baltic elements ei- "to go" and mantus "intelligent".... Read
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
From Irish rí "king" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
From Chinese 昌 (chāng) meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), 畅 (chàng) meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or 长 (cháng) meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.... Read
Means "I will thank YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a modern Hebrew name probably inspired by ODELIA (1).... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements hadu "battle" and beraht "bright".... Read
Masculine form of BEATA. According to legend, Saint Beatus was ordained a priest by Saint Peter and evangelized in Switzerland. Another saint by this name was an 8th-century Asturian theologian.... Read
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
From the Old Norse name Eyvindr, which was derived from ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and vindr possibly meaning "victor".... Read
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
Means "most holy", composed of the Cretan Greek elements αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she... Read
Diminutive of CONCEPCIÓN. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.... Read
Welsh form of CARATACOS. This is the name of several figures in Welsh history and legend, including a 6th-century king of Gwent and a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian romance.... Read
Composed of the Gaelic element donn "brown" combined with dubh "dark" and a diminutive suffix.... Read
Norman name, possibly derived from Gothic dragen "to carry" or Saxon drog "ghost". Alternatively, it could be from the Slavic element dragu "precious, dear". The Normans introduced this name to England.... Read
Germanic derivative of the Slavic name VLADIMIR (or perhaps a cognate composed of the Germanic elements wald "rule" and mari "famous"). It was introduced into Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Waldemar (or Valdemar) who was named after a royal ancestor of his Ukrainian mother.... Read
Lithuanian short form of JOSEPH.
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
Derived from the Greek elements πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise" and τελος (telos) "aim, goal". This was the name of a 4th-century BC sculptor from Athens.... Read
Latinized form of EUSEBIOS. This was the name of a 4th-century historian of the Christian church.... Read
Danish short form of BIRGITTE.
Means "healthy" in Khmer.
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
English form of Ιησους (Iesous), which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a). Yeshu'a is itself a contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion. The... Read
Means "spear" in Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit.... Read
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).... Read
Frisian diminutive of ADELHEID.
Biblical Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
Possibly from Cherokee siqua meaning "hog". This was the name of the Cherokee man (also known as George Guess) who devised the Cherokee writing system in the 19th century.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".... Read
Means "man of the dart" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the father of Lamech and the grandfather of Noah. He lived to age 969, making him the longest-lived person in the Bible.... Read
Latinized form of GRÁINNE.
Latinized form of ROCCO, used in occasionally German and Dutch.... Read
Means "wild thyme" in Greenlandic.
Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
Alternate transcription of Arabic شهرزاد (see SHAHRAZAD).... Read
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
From a surname that was from a place name, itself derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.... Read