Portuguese form of FREDERICK.
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
From the Chinese character 阿 (ā), which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.... Read
Dutch and Frisian form of GERARD.
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".... Read
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.... Read
Usual Finnish form of Pippi Longstocking's name (see PIPPI).... Read
Latinized form of WILHELM. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.... Read
Possibly connected to Greek λαλεω (laleo) "to talk, to chatter", or the Latin term Lares referring to minor guardian gods. In Roman mythology Larunda or Lara was a water nymph who was overly talkative. She revealed to Juno that her husband Jupiter was having an affair with Juturna, so Jupiter... Read
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".... Read
Elaborated form of JANET.
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.... Read
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
Form of Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) used in the Greek New Testament (see BEELZEBUB). The Greek form may represent a misspelling or it might be a pun based on Hebrew זֶבֶל (zevel) meaning "dung".... Read
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
Old Norse form of BRYNJAR.
Hungarian form of BLAISE.
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
Means "my lord" in Hebrew. This was the title used to refer to the God of the Israelites, Yahweh, whose name was forbidden to be spoken.... Read
Diminutive of CIAN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.... Read
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
Original Italian form of NAPOLEON. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지훈 (see JI-HUN).... Read
Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound. A notable bearer was American comedian Jerry Lewis (1926-2017).... Read
From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. The name was borne by Marcus Valerius Martialis, now commonly known as Martial, a Roman poet of the 1st century.... Read
Russian form of PROKOPIOS.
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.... Read
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.... Read
Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "fame" and valdr "ruler". This name was borne by the children's author Roald Dahl (1916-1990).... Read
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
Turkish form of ALA AL-DIN.
Norman form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
Means "glory of Hera" from the name of the goddess HERA combined with Greek κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a hero in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. After being driven insane by Hera and killing his own children, Herakles... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic فوزيّة (see FAWZIYYA).... Read
Feminine diminutive of HENDRIK.
From the name of the River Alwen in Wales.
From Salvatrix, the feminine form of Salvator (see SALVADOR).... Read
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later... Read
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".... Read
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkai) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.... Read
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer... Read
Old English name of unknown meaning.
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.... Read
Czech and Hungarian form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).... Read
Original Latin form of MARTIN. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Maarten or Marten in daily life.... Read
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.... Read
From a Late Latin name that was derived from Greek γερων (geron) "old man".... Read
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
Old Norse form of GUNNAR.
Catalan and Occitan form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννα (see GIANNA).... Read
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".... Read
Italian form of Peregrinus (see PEREGRINE).
Medieval diminutive of RICHARD. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 蓮 (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".... Read
Spanish form of GERMANUS.
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).... Read
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
Spanish form of SPYRIDON.
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.