Means "summit, crest" in Armenian.
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see GRIGORIY), as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.... Read
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAXIMILIAN.
Perhaps a variant of BRANDY or a feminine form of BRAND.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.... Read
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
Alternate transcription of Persian داریوش (see DARIUSH).... Read
French form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Azerbaijani form of ZAYNAB.
Means "little girl" in Tuscan Italian. This was the name of a 13th-century saint, the patron saint of servants.... Read
From a Germanic name that was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hild "battle".... Read
Derived from Gaelic bróg "shoe" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.... Read
Means "made of candy" in Esperanto.
Finnish variant of HELENA.
From the English word for a young male horse or from the surname of the same origin. It may be given in honour of the American industrialist Samuel Colt (1814-1862) or the firearms company that bears his name.... Read
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عقيلة or عاقلة (see AQILA).... Read
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) meaning "Passover". Passover is the ancient Hebrew holiday celebrating the liberation from Egypt. Because it coincided closely with the later Christian holiday of Easter, the same Latin... Read
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor meaning "over" and teyrn meaning "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and mari "famous".... Read
Old Germanic form of HILDEGARD.
From Sino-Vietnamese 勇 (dũng) meaning "brave".... Read
Means "descendant of the jarl", a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".... Read
Anglicized form of SÉAMUS.
Derived from the Germanic elements wig "war" and brand "sword".... Read
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young. Wilde may have taken it from the name of the ancient Greek tribe the Dorians, or from the surname... Read
German, Dutch and Hungarian form of BRIDGET.
From the Baltic elements al "each" and girdas "rumour, news". This was the name of a 14th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania.... Read
From Chinese 波 (bō) meaning "wave", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.... Read
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of ELISABETH.
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
Form of ROSALIA in several languages.
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
French and English form of ROXANA. This is the name of Cyrano's love interest in the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897).... Read
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.... Read
Roman family name that may be related to either Latin liveo "to envy" or lividus "blue, envious". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".... Read
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".... Read
From a surname that was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".... Read
Modern Greek form of ELIZABETH.
Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name HILDEBERT.... Read
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
Most likely a Scandinavian form of BRIDGET via the Latinized form Brigitta. Alternatively it could be a feminine derivative of BIRGER. This is the name of the patron saint of Europe, Birgitta of Sweden, the 14th-century founder of the Bridgettine nuns. Her father's name was Birger.... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It probably means "ditch, mire" in Gaelic.... Read
From the Late Latin name Emygdius, which was possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name (of unknown meaning). Saint Emygdius was a 3rd-century bishop and martyr, the patron saint against earthquakes.... Read
From a surname that was derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". The surname was originally taken from the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). A famous bearer of the surname was Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), a founding father of the United States... Read
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.... Read
Means "rue" in Lithuanian, the rue plant being a bitter medicinal herb that is a national symbol of Lithuania. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian form of RUTH (1).... Read
Bulgarian form of ZECHARIAH.
Means "little seal", derived from Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.... Read
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.... Read
Portuguese form of WALTER.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see SHULAMIT).... Read
Old Germanic form of GÜNTHER.
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most... Read
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).... Read
From the name NİSA combined with Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".... Read
Slovene feminine form of WIDO or VITUS.
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.... Read
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for a character in his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli derived it from the Middle Persian phrase نیست اندر جهان (nist andar jahan) meaning "unlike any other in the world" or "unique". In the poem Nestan-Darejan is a princess... Read
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
Sardinian form of ANTIOCHUS.
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
Old English form of EDITH.