Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third son of Simeon.... Read
An invented name, using the popular den suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. It is sometimes considered a derivative of the surname PADDON.... Read
French form of KUNIGUNDE. Voltaire used this name in his novel 'Candide' (1759).... Read
Feminine form of WOJCIECH.
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.... Read
Possible medieval Slavic form of PŘEMYSL.
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.... Read
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name NYNNIAW. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures. He is known as the Apostle to the Picts.... Read
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.... Read
Short form of names that end in detta.
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
Means "she returns" from Navajo náánádááh.... Read
Short form of THOMAS. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-).... Read
Hungarian form of URSULA.
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".... Read
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el), which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were... Read
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it... Read
Elaborated form of CAPRICE.
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.... Read
Slovene form of APOLLONIA.
Either derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white", or else a variant of MUIRNE.... Read
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
German short form of JOACHIM.
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.... Read
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "west meadow" in Old English. It has been sometimes given in honour of John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism.... Read
Azerbaijani form of ZEMFIRA.
Combination of MARÍA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Old English cnocc "round hill".... Read
Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman Conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the... Read
Short form of KONSTANTINOS.
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
German variant form of MARGARET.
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
Latvian and Lithuanian form of ANGELICA.
From Chinese 武 (wǔ) meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or 务 (wù) meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled 武) who expanded the empire... Read
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".... Read
From the Late Latin name Calogerus meaning "beautiful elder", from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and γερων (geron) "old man, elder". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a hermit of Sicily.... Read
Combination of ANNE (1) and LAURE.
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
German diminutive of LUDWIG.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديّة (see NADIYYA).... Read
Means "feathered serpent" in Mayan. This is the name of snake god in Maya legend, roughly equivalent to Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology.... Read
Italian form of MARCELLINUS.
Frisian short form of NICHOLAS.
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES. This was the name of seven emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and an emperor of Austria, as well as kings of Sweden and Norway. Other famous bearers include Karl Marx (1818-1883), the German philosopher and revolutionary who laid the foundations for communism, and... Read
From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) "new" and πολεμος (polemos) "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIROU).... Read
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning "battle".... Read
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
Old Norse form of ERLING.
Feminine diminutive of HENDRIK.
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.... Read
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.