Belarusian form of NADEZHDA.
Italian form of OCTAVIUS.
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".... Read
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
Derived from Irish moch "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Means "hill, mound" in Welsh. It is now used as a feminine name as well.... Read
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.... Read
French form of the Latin name Remigius, which was derived from Latin remigis "oarsman, rower". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.... Read
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
From Sino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with 哲 (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.... Read
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
Original Roman form of HADRIAN.
Dutch short form of ANASTASIUS or EUSTACHIUS.
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy... Read
From the English word meaning "piety, devoutness". This was a rare virtue name used by the Puritans in the 17th century.... Read
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
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
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.... Read
Russian form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".... Read
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.... Read
Romanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.... Read
Polish form of GERVASIUS.
Means "sun" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca god of the sun.... Read
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Lithuanian form of GAIUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic وسيم (see WASIM).... Read
From שַׁלְמַנְאֶסֶר (Shalman'eser), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Shulmanu-ashared meaning "SHULMANU is preeminent". This was the name of five Assyrian kings, including the 9th-century BC Shalmaneser III who expanded the empire. He is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.... Read
Dutch and Scandinavian form of JASPER. This is the name of a friendly ghost in an American series of cartoons and comic books (beginning 1945).... Read
Diminutive of ZBYGNĚV, now used independently.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".... Read
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
Originally a Scottish nickname for a person who was from Norway. In Scotland, Norway was known as the "land of the lochs", or Lochlann.... Read
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταρασιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was... Read
Means "beloved" in Italian, from Latin dilectus.
From Akkadian Sin-ahhi-eriba meaning "Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers", from the god's name SIN combined with a plural form of aḫu meaning "brother" and riābu meaning "to replace". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Assyrian king who destroyed Babylon. He appears in the Old Testament.... Read
Possibly from a feminine form of LEUTWIN. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries 'Les Gens de Mogador'.... Read
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.... Read
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.... Read
Alternate transcription of PRAVINA.
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.... Read
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic ውብ (wb) meaning "beautiful" and ዳር (dar) meaning "limit, horizon, frontier, shore".... Read
Combination of ANNA and MIEKE.
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفيظ (see HAFIZ).... Read
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
From Sumerian 𒂗 (en) meaning "lord" and possibly 𒆤 (lil) meaning "wind". Enlil was the Sumerian god of the wind and storms, the son of An and Ki. He was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and other Mesopotamian peoples.... Read
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.... Read
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
Finnish and Estonian form of JONAS (2).
From Japanese 宝 (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.... Read
Short form of KONSTANTIN.
Combination of GIANNI and MARIA.
Hungarian diminutive of JULIA.
Old Germanic form of HERMENEGILDO.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفصة (see HAFSA).... Read
From Chinese 儒 (rú) meaning "scholar", 如 (rú) meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.... Read
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
Finnish and Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Old Norse form of INGVILD.
Means "good omen" in Amharic.