Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of EVARISTUS.
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.... Read
Finnish and Sorbian form of MARIA, as well as a Dutch variant. It also means "berry" in Finnish.... Read
Old Norse name that was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and nýr "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.... Read
Derived from Irish moch "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
From an old Slavic name that meant "trick, stratagem", from pre "over" and mysli "thought, idea". This was the name of the founder of the Přemyslid dynasty, which ruled Bohemia from the 9th to the 14th century.... Read
Persian form of the Turkic word bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave".... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied'.... Read
Variant of SHULAMMITE used in some versions of the Bible.... Read
Scottish Gaelic form of DAVID.
Form of THOMAS used in several languages.
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
Polish feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
German short form of BRIGITTA and a Hungarian short form of MARGIT.... 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
Irish form of LAURENCE (1).
Means "dragon" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
Italian form of TANCRED. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera 'Tancredi' (1813).... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him. During the war Ara was slain.... Read
Means "ear of wheat" in Turkish. This is also the Turkish name for the constellation Virgo.... Read
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.... Read
Possibly from a Northwest Caucasian word meaning "light". This was a name of Giorgi IV, a 13th-century king of Georgia.... Read
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
Derived from Latin sal meaning "salt". This was the name of the Roman goddess of salt water.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 珠 (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".... Read
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.... Read
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
Combination of MARIE and LAURE.
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).... Read
Anglicized form of NEASA.
From Hebrew יְרַחְמְאֵל (Yerachme'el) meaning "God will have pity". This name is borne by a few minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
German short form of ELISABETH.
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see NAVID).... Read
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.... Read
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Osiris's son Horus eventually defeats Seth and has him banished to the desert.... Read
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAJ (1)).... Read
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.... Read
Turkish form of SHUKRIYYA.
From Sino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or 志 (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with 勛 (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".... Read
Means "bald" in Irish Gaelic.
Means "king of gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and राज (raja) meaning "king". This is another name of the Hindu god Indra.... Read
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.... Read
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
Means "star" or perhaps "laughing star" in Wiradjuri.... Read
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Макс (see MAKS).... Read
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
Bosnian feminine form of AMAL (1).
German form of ERMENDRUD.
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.... Read
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom was martyred.... Read
Hungarian and Czech diminutive of ILONA.
Romanian form of DIONYSIUS.
Portuguese form of DENIS, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common).... Read
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).... Read
Derived from Greek ‘ηβη (hebe) meaning "youth". In Greek mythology Hebe was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was a goddess of youth who acted as the cupbearer to the gods.... Read
From Japanese 宝 (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.... Read
From the English surname SIDNEY. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).... Read
Means "eagle, falcon" in Quechua.
Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.... Read
Means "honour" in Turkish.
Means "tulip" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.... Read
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
From a Spanish surname, used as a given name in honour of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Borja (1510–1572). The surname, also spelled Borgia, is derived from the name of a Spanish town, ultimately from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "tower".... Read
Originally a Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2). In modern times it is also used as a diminutive of JESSICA.... Read