Form of SA'ID used in parts of western Africa.
Yiddish form of ANSELM, used as a vernacular form of Asher.... Read
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Семён (see SEMYON).... Read
Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
From Old Norse bragr meaning "first, foremost" or "poetry". In Norse mythology Bragi is the god of poetry and the husband of Iðunn.... Read
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from various place names, themselves derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".... Read
From Hebrew יְרַחְמְאֵל (Yerachme'el) meaning "God will have pity". This name is borne by a few minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "trust" in Turkish.
Roman cognomen that was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.... Read
Means "buckwheat" in Slovene.
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
Catalan diminutive of MARIA.
Means "ruler of Muka" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, given to him because he killed Muka, a demon in the form of a wild boar.... Read
Bulgarian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Sardinian form of KATHERINE.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حامد (see HAMID (2)).... Read
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
Means "brown horse" from Gaelic each "horse" and donn "brown". It was sometimes Anglicized as Hector.... Read
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.... Read
Variant of RAJENDRA used by Sikhs.
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and sige "victory".... Read
Hungarian form of ALOYSIUS.
From a surname that was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "stream where does drink" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was Scottish portrait painter Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).... Read
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
From Ιωνας (Ionas), the Greek form of JONAH. This spelling is used in some English translations of the New Testament.... Read
Possibly from Greek σολος (solos) meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.... Read
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
Old Norse form of FLEMMING.
From Greek Σιβυλλα (Sibylla), meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek and Roman legend the sibyls were ten female prophets who practiced at different holy sites in the ancient world. In later Christian theology, the sibyls were thought to have divine knowledge and were revered in much the same way as the... Read
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process. This was also the name of several Irish high kings.... Read
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful", 奈 (na), a phonetic character, and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Medieval English form of Johanne, an Old French form of Iohanna (see JOANNA). This was the usual English feminine form of John in the Middle Ages, but it was surpassed in popularity by Jane in the 17th century.... [more]... Read
Used by Voltaire for the heroine of his tragic play 'Zaïre' (1732), about a Christian woman enslaved by Muslims. The heroine is named Zara in some English translations. Voltaire may have based the name on ZAHRAH.... Read
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck", 義 (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or 良 (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.... Read
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements artos "bear" combined with viros "man" or rigos "king". Alternatively it could be related to an obscure Roman family name Artorius. Arthur is the name of the central character in Arthurian legend, a 6th-century king... Read
Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ.
Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
From Japanese 武 (takeshi) meaning "military, martial", 健 (takeshi) meaning "strong, healthy", or other kanji having the same reading.... Read
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रवीण, Gujarati પ્રવીણ, Kannada ಪ್ರವೀಣ್, Telugu ప్రవీణ్, Tamil பிரவீண் or Malayalam പ്രവീൺ (see PRAVIN).... Read
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.... Read
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "long hill" (effectively meaning "ridge"). Use of the name may have been inspired in part by the actor Michael Landon (1936-1991).... Read
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Χαραλαμπος (see CHARALAMPOS).... Read
Combination of PIERO and PAOLO.
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελπιδιος (Elpidios), which was derived from ελπις (elpis) "hope". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who spent twenty years in a cave in Cappadocia.... Read
Feminine form of BENIGNO.
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
Elaborated form of NORMA.
Means "fierce, hot, passionate" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form चण्ड and the feminine form चण्डा (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga).... Read
French form of APOLLINARIS. It was adopted as a surname by the Polish-French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), who based it on his Polish middle name Apolinary.... Read
Turkish form of KHURSHID.
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
Uncommon variant of ALFONSO.
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.... Read
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
Means "morning" in Finnish.
Hungarian form of ANGELICA.
Original Roman form of EMIL.
Faroese form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and ชาย (chai) "man".... Read
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
Portuguese form of ROXANA.
From the name of a citadel that was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.... Read