Czech variant of KRISTINA.
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
Variant of LLEU. It can also be a short form of LLEWELYN. It coincides with the Welsh word llew meaning "lion".... Read
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
Bulgarian form of EMMANUEL.
Anglicized form of NEASA.
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.... Read
Portuguese form of VALERIUS.
Old Norse form of SIGMUND.
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.... Read
Means "last man" in Turkish.
French form of BASIL (1).
Icelandic form of HJÖRDIS.
From the Old Norse Þrúðr meaning "strength". In Norse mythology this was the name of a daughter of Thor and Sif.... Read
Descended from various Germanic names such as Agilmar, which was derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and mari "famous".... Read
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
Old English form of EBBA (2).
Dutch short form of LUCAS.
Means "born of fire" in Gaelic. This was the name of the first king of the Scots and Picts (9th century). It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.... Read
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
Diminutive of CANDELARIA.
Means "world" in Persian. This name was borne by Shah Jahan, a 17th-century Mughal emperor who is best known as the builder of the Taj Mahal.... Read
Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian form of AN (2), also adopted by the Hurrians and Hittites.... Read
Portuguese variant form of BETHANY.
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
From Akkadian Sin-ahhi-eriba meaning "Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers", from the god's name SIN combined with a plural form of aḫu meaning "brother" and riābu meaning "to replace". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Assyrian king who destroyed Babylon. He appears in the Old Testament.... Read
Short form of LORENZ. This is also a German poetic word referring to the springtime.... Read
From Breton tan "fire" and gi "dog". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηρακλειτος (Herakleitos) meaning "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτος (kleitos) "glory". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher from Ephesus.... Read
Means "first born" in Akan.
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.... Read
Irish name of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish ceallach "war, strife" or ceall "church".... Read
Feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Means "crusher, breaker" in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.... Read
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It could be from a rare Irish surname or it could be an altered form of DARRELL. It was first brought to public attention in the late 1950s by the American actor Darren McGavin (1922-2006). It was further popularized in... Read
From the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after... Read
French variant form of ADRIAN.
Feminine form of AMBROSE.
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
Derived from Hungarian bíbor meaning "purple".... Read
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
Modern Greek transcription of NEOPHYTOS.
Feminine form of DALIBOR.
Modern Hebrew variant form of ELIJAH.
Scottish form of MARGARET.
Alternate transcription of Arabic باقي (see BAQI).... Read
Perhaps related to Greek ορφνη (orphne) meaning "the darkness of night". In Greek mythology Orpheus was a poet and musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife Eurydice. He succeeded in charming Hades with his lyre, and he was allowed to lead his wife out of the... Read
Ancient Greek variant of ZENAIDA.
From an English surname that was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".... Read
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).... Read
Variant of ALAN. A famous bearer of this name was Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), an American beat poet. Another is the American film director and actor Woody Allen (1935-), who took the stage name Allen from his real first name.... Read
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1). A notable bearer is former basketball player Larry Bird (1956-).... Read
Derived from Finnish mieli "mind, mood". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of forests and hunting. By some accounts she is the wife of the god Tapio.... Read
Combination of LISA and ANNE (1).
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रदीप, Bengali প্রদিপ, Malayalam പ്രദീപ്, Kannada ಪ್ರದೀಪ್, Telugu ప్రదీప్, Tamil பிரதீப் or Nepali प्रदिप (see PRADIP).... Read
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
Derived from the Old English elements ealh "temple" and here "army".... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and beraht "bright". Saint Engelbert was a 13th-century archbishop of Cologne murdered by assassins.... Read
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.... Read
Lithuanian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Anglicized form of CONLETH.
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of a ruler of the Gallic Empire in the 3rd century. It was also borne by the 4th-century Roman grammarian and philosopher Victorinus Afer as well as a few early saints.... Read
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
Alternate transcription of Arabic زياد (see ZIYAD).... Read
Modern Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.