Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
French form of JULIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905), author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' and other works of science fiction.... Read
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).... Read
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of MITHRA". This was the name (in Greek) of several Parthian kings.... Read
Form of YVONNE in several languages.
Means "woman of the north" in Ojibwe.
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
Medieval Norman form of EKKEHARD.
Slovene form of JOHANNES.
From the English word, referring to a story about the past (or by extension, a heroic character in such a story), ultimately from Latin legere "to read".... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 明 (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).... Read
French feminine form of ARNOLD.
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro), which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter) meaning "abundance". According to the Old Testament, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name... Read
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
Means "grace, generosity" in Arabic. This was a name of both a cousin of Muhammad and a son of Abbas (the son of the fourth caliph Ali).... Read
From Chinese 舟 (zhōu) meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" and 穂 (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Polish and Czech diminutive of JAN (1).
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryuu) meaning "dragon", as well as other kanji with the same pronunciation.... Read
Spanish and Manx form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This name is borne by Don Juan, a character from Spanish legend who, after killing his lover's father, is dragged to hell by the father's ghost.... Read
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
Probably an Irish form of HRŒREKR, introduced by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. Alternatively it may be derived from Irish ruarc "squall, rainstorm".... Read
Finnish form of BENEDICT.
From Japanese 響 (hibiki) meaning "sound, echo".... Read
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
From the Late Latin name Fidelis meaning "faithful". A famous bearer was revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016), the former president of Cuba.... Read
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Панкратий (see PANKRATIY).... Read
Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.... Read
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) meaning "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]... Read
Elaborated form of CAPRICE.
Polish and Latvian form of SUSANNA.
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
Means "God waits" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.... Read
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).... Read
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAUN.... Read
Lithuanian form of GEORGE.
German diminutive of MARIA.
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
Icelandic form of TORBJÖRN.
Germanic name derived from the element win meaning "friend".... Read
From the Latin Vulcanus, possibly related to fulgere "to flash", but more likely of pre-Latin origin. In Roman mythology Vulcan was the god of fire. He was later equated with the Greek god Hephaestus.... Read
Form of ISCAH found in the medieval Wycliffe Bible. This name was probably the basis for Shakespeare's created name Jessica.... Read
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
Polish diminutive of ZUZANNA.
From a Roman cognomen derived from Latin senectus meaning "old". This was the name of both a Roman orator (born in Spain) and also of his son, a philosopher and statesman. This name also coincides with that of the Seneca, a Native American tribe that lived near the Great Lakes,... Read
Original Latin form of ENNIO.
Means "goddess" in Tagalog.
Means "generous lord" from the Welsh elements udd "lord, prince" and hael "generous".... Read
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
Short form of names containing dit, such as JUDITA, and German names beginning with Diet, such as DIETLINDE.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
From Sino-Vietnamese 慧 (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 蕙 (huệ) meaning "orchid".... Read
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
Means "my light" in Amharic.
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
From a surname that was originally taken from various Old English place names meaning "stream town", "wood town", or "wall town".... Read
Means "clear" in Turkish.
From a nickname that was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "watch hill" in Old English.... Read
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist... Read
Feminine form of JAN (1).
Combination of the name ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan, which means "ruler, leader".... Read