From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and ұлан (ulan) meaning "soldier".
From Arabic نساء (nisa) meaning "women". This is the name of the fourth chapter of the Quran (surah an-Nisa).... Read
Form of RADOSŁAW in several languages.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see ISA (1)).... Read
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).... Read
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ) meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 玲 (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.... Read
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name ALGAR.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint CLAIR". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer... Read
Nepali and Bengali form of VIVEK.
Derived from Finnish ilma "air" combined with a feminine suffix. In Finnish mythology Ilmatar was a semi-androgynous goddess of the heavens. She was the mother of Ilmarinen, Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen.... Read
French and Polish form of ROCCO.
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
Brazilian Portuguese form of ANDREIA.
Portuguese short form of EDUARDO.
Combination of HANS and PETER.
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
French form of EDMUND. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.... Read
Feminine form of JAN (1).
Old Norse form of BRYNJAR.
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".... Read
Means "loyal friend", from Indonesian setia kawan.
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "tenth" in Latin.... Read
Means "adorning the heart", from Persian دل (del) meaning "heart" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn".... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements amal meaning "work, labour" and beraht meaning "bright".... Read
Short form of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.... Read
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.... Read
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic or Celtic name, possibly Germanic WIDOGAST. This was the name of a 6th-century saint who helped to convert the Frankish king Clovis to Christianity.... Read
Latinized form of Adalbert (see ALBERT).
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANIS.
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).... Read
This name was first used by the poet Richard Lovelace for a collection of poems called 'Lucasta' (1649). The poems were dedicated to Lucasta, a nickname for the woman he loved Lucy Sacheverel, who he called lux casta "pure light".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see AZIZ).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic صالح (see SALIH).... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly invented by Michael William Balfe for the main character in his opera 'The Bohemian Girl' (1843).... Read
From Sino-Korean 京 (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and 淑 (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.... Read
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
Means "power of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power".... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".... Read
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
Turkish form of FARUQ, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Originally this was a Hungarian word referring to a Bulgarian people that lived along the Danube. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian short form of FERDINAND.... Read
Short form of ANTONIA, SIDONIA and other names ending in nia.... Read
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
From a surname that is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from the Old English byname COLA.... Read
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AMON.
Combination of MARÍA and CRUZ.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".... Read
Combination of MARIA and LIES.
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England. This was the name of five kings of Norway and three kings of Denmark. It was also borne by two... Read
Finnish diminutive of LENNART.
Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
From Sino-Korean 京 (gyeong) meaning "capital city", 景 (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", 敬 (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.... Read
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
Combination of MARIA and JOSEP, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Form of STEPHEN in used several languages.
Turkish variant form of TUBA.
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.... Read
Derived from Greek μελας (melas) "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.... Read
From the Hebrew name יֶפֶת (Yefet) meaning "enlarged". In the Old Testament he is one of the three sons of Noah, along with Shem and Ham. He was the ancestor of the peoples of Europe and Northern Asia.... Read
From a German surname, itself from the Germanic given name LEUTHAR. The surname was borne by Martin Luther, a 16th-century monk and theologian, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour,... Read
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђорђе (see ĐORĐE).... Read
Possibly from the name of the Greek city of Delphi, the site of an oracle of Apollo, which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb". It was used in the play 'The Prophetess' (1647), in which it belongs to the title prophetess.... Read
Croatian and Slovene diminutive of MARINA.
Feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL".... Read
Short form of PRISCILLA. This is also the Italian word for the squill flower (genus Scilla).... Read
Latinized form of the Greek Αιγλη (Aigle), which meant "light, radiance, glory". This was the name of several characters in Greek myth, including one of the Heliades and one of the Hesperides.... Read
From the title 'Marquis of Lorne', which was based on the Scottish place name Lorne, itself possibly derived from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This was the title of the first Governor General of Canada, where it has since been most frequently used... Read
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.