Means "glacier, ice" in Icelandic.
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.... Read
From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning "great lord" or "sea lord". Since the mid-1920s it has been used more often for girls than for boys in English-speaking countries, though it is still a masculine name in Wales. A famous bearer of this name as surname was the... Read
Feminine form of RADOSŁAW.
From the Roman cognomen Fabianus, which was derived from FABIUS. Saint Fabian was a 3rd-century pope.... Read
Hungarian form of CORNELIUS.
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
Czech variant form of THERESA.
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.... Read
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".... Read
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.... Read
Means "sky" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Rangi or Ranginui was a god of the sky, husband of the earth goddess Papa. They were locked in a crushing embrace but were eventually separated by their children, the other gods.... Read
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.... Read
Polish feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
In the case of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it is derived from the Italian musical term con dolcezza meaning "with sweetness".... Read
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora meaning "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.... Read
Masculine form of SERAPHINA.
Georgian form of HERAKLES.
Blend of Marx and Lenin. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... Read
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.... Read
Means "perfect" in Arabic.
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".... Read
Portuguese form of ODILIA.
From a surname that was originally derived from the given name Mauger, an Old French form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear". The name can also be given in reference to the English word major.... Read
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Сергей (see SERGEY).... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
Feminine form of PELAGIUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a young 4th-century martyr who threw herself from a rooftop in Antioch rather than lose her virginity.... Read
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
Irish cognate of LLYR. Ler was an Irish god of the sea, the father of Manannan mac Lir.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 福 (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".... Read
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".... Read
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
Possibly derived from Greek περθω (pertho) meaning "to destroy". In Greek mythology Perseus was a hero who was said to have founded the ancient city of Mycenae. He was the son of Zeus and Danaë. Mother and child were exiled by Danaë's father Acrisius, and Perseus was raised on the... Read
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.... Read
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.... Read
Latin name meaning "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name was borne by several early saints, including a man martyred with Celsus in Milan.... Read
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
From Tahitian here "loved, dear" and moana "ocean".... Read
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.... Read
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
Old Norse form of ERLAND.
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).... Read
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius, which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.... Read
From a Turkic word meaning "steel", ultimately from Persian.... Read
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђурађ (see ĐURAĐ).... Read
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
Derived from PYTHIOS, a name of Apollo, combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician from Samos. He was the founder of a school of philosophy whose members believed that numbers described the universe.... Read
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
Biblical Hebrew form of GIDEON.
Icelandic form of VÍGDÍS.
Derived from the Germanic element era "honour, respect" or hari "army" combined with hard "brave, hardy". In some cases it may be a variant of EBERHARD.... Read
German diminutive of LEOPOLD.
Feminine form of LIVIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus.... Read
Portuguese form of VERONICA.
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".... Read
From an English surname that indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 香 (hương) meaning "fragrant".... Read
Roman family name possibly derived from VARIUS.
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
Lithuanian form of GERTRUDE.
Created for the novel 'Clan of the Cave Bear' (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.... Read