Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Combination of ANNA and LENA.
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.... Read
Macedonian form of EUDOCIA.
Means "perfection" in Arabic.
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
Derived from Greek χλωρος (chloros) meaning "pale green". Chloris, in Greek mythology, was a minor goddess of vegetation.... Read
Italian form of Iovis (see JOVE). This is the Italian name for the Roman god Jupiter.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".... Read
Means "sun flower" in Mongolian.
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.... Read
French variant of MELODY.
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروز (see FIRUZ).... Read
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
German variant of RAPHAEL.
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
Croatian diminutive of ŠTEFANIJA.
Form of JAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).... Read
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
Derived from Arabic سَلآم (salaam) meaning "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".... Read
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
Combination of MARIA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.... Read
French feminine form of SIMON (1). A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.... Read
Combination of HANNE (1) and ELEONORE.
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA (1).
Probably from the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", although some hold that the ethnic name is in fact derived from the given name. This was the name of the legendary forefather of the Armenian people, supposedly a great-great-grandson of Noah.... Read
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.... Read
Means "spear" in Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit.... Read
Hungarian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Dutch short form of BONIFAAS or SERVAAS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic شادية (see SHADIYA).... Read
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
Diminutive of LANCE, LANDON, and other names beginning with Lan.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name EMMA.... Read
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
Italian form of FRANK (1), as well as an older Germanic form.... Read
Variant of EMMETT. It is used in Ireland in honour of the nationalist and rebel Robert Emmet (1778-1803).... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian کورش (see KUROSH).... Read
Roman cognomen that was derived from TATIUS.
French variant form of MATTHEW.
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi रञ्जित or रण्जीत or रणजित or रणजीत or रंजीत or रन्जित or Bengali রঞ্জিত (see RANJIT).... Read
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic خديجة (see KHADIJA). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.... Read
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).... Read
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Polish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew כִּנֶּרֶת (see KINNERET).... Read
Italian form of HERSILIA.
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
Galician form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 四郎 (see SHIROU).... Read
Norman form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Latinized form of DEIANEIRA.
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
Feminine form of WIELISŁAW.
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi... Read
Form of Antonius (see ANTHONY) used in various languages.... Read
From Japanese 真 (shin) meaning "real, genuine" or 新 (shin) meaning "fresh, new" combined with 一 (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
Romanian, Croatian and Latvian short form of ALEXANDRA.... Read