Means "cherry" in Turkish.
Hawaiian form of STEPHANIE.
From a Scottish surname that was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including 'Moby-Dick'.... Read
Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.... Read
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
Bulgarian form of BILJANA.
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).... Read
Limburgish form of HUBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Hubert.... Read
From the Hebrew name מַחְלִי (Machli), possibly meaning "weak, sick". This was the name of two characters mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.... Read
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
Possibly a variant of NEREO.
Derived from Greek παραμονη (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".... Read
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
Roman cognomen that was derived from TATIUS.
Possibly from Wernerius, a Latinized form of the Germanic name WERNER. This was the name of a 12th-century Italian scholar and jurist.... Read
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".... Read
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. It is the name of the main character in the novel 'Enola; or, her Fatal Mistake' (1886) by Mary Young Ridenbaugh. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named 'Enola Gay' after the mother of the... Read
Greek form of PANCRATIUS.
Feminine form of TOMISLAV.
Latinized form of Greek Πλουτων (Plouton), derived from πλουτος (ploutos) meaning "wealth". This was an alternate name of Hades, the god of the underworld. This is also the name of a dwarf planet (formerly designated the ninth planet) in the solar system.... Read
Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking... Read
French feminine form of LEONIUS.
Russian form of THEODOTUS.
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.... Read
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
Alternate transcription of Persian مهین (see MAHIN).... Read
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.... Read
Means "severity of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition, described as a destructive angel of death.... Read
From Japanese 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Old Germanic form of WALTRAUD.
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.... Read
From an English surname that referred to the medieval occupational of a walker, also known as a fuller. Walkers would tread on wet, unprocessed wool in order to clean and thicken it. The word ultimately derives from Old English wealcan "to walk".... Read
From the name of the flower, derived ultimately from a Tupi (South American) word.... Read
Old Norse form of BORGHILD.
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".... Read
Variant of RAVINDRA used by Sikhs.
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
Derived from the Gaelic elements cath "battle" and val "rule". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.... Read
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
Latinized form of GERTRUD.
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867).... Read
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) meaning "God heals", from the roots רָפָא (rafa') meaning "to heal" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In Hebrew tradition Raphael is the name of an archangel. He appears in the Book of Tobit, in which he disguises himself as a man named Azarias and... Read
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
From an English surname meaning "son of JEFFREY". It is usually given in honour of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.... Read
Romanian, French and German form of FLORENTINUS.
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام).... Read
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".... Read
Means "revelation" in Indonesian.
Galician form of BENEDICT.
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of HELENE or MAGDALENE.... Read
Feminine form of GAETANO.
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.... Read
Older Germanic form of KRIEMHILD.
Means "crystal flower" in Mongolian.
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto.
Dutch feminine form of KAREL.
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.... Read
From Sino-Korean 瑞 (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and 潤 (yun) meaning "soft, sleek", as well as other hanja character combinations.... Read
Means "you have been humbled" in Shona.
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
From Hebrew רַן (ran) meaning "to sing".... Read
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some English versions of the Old Testament.... Read