Portuguese form of ODILIA.
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.... Read
Means "moonlight" in Mongolian.
Russian feminine form of CYRUS.
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
From the Late Latin name Laetitia meaning "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.... Read
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
From Japanese 大 (hiro) meaning "big, great" and 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness" or 樹 (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see SEONG-JIN).... Read
Italian variant of JESSICA.
Roman form of MAXIMILIAN.
Old Hungarian name, possibly of Slavic origin, or possibly from Hungarian lesz "will be". This name was used by the Árpád royal family since at least the 10th century.... Read
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.... Read
Means "fair-coloured, light" in Hausa.
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".... Read
Polish feminine form of BENEDICT.
Western Armenian transcription of PETROS.
French form of THEOPHILUS.
From a Catalan surname meaning "golden". It has been used in honour of Joseph Oriol, a 17th-century saint.... Read
Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.... 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
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".... Read
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
From Sino-Vietnamese 山 (sơn) meaning "mountain".... Read
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.... Read
Old Germanic form of RAYMOND.
Means "lord of the night" from Sanskrit रजनि (rajani) meaning "night" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name for the moon in Hindu texts.... 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
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". This was the name of a king in Irish legend.... Read
From a surname that was derived from Middle English hardi "brave, hardy".... Read
Italian form of CONRAD. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.... Read
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.... Read
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by an 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint... Read
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.... Read
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
Feminine form of HALLÞÓRR.
Hungarian and Icelandic form of OTTO.
Hungarian and Slovene feminine form of JOSEPH.
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
Means "YAHWEH establishes" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah. Also known as Jeconiah, he was imprisoned in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar after a brief reign in the early 6th century BC.... Read
Variant of HOSHEA used in some versions of the Bible.... Read
Croatian form of CARMELA.
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
German and Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
Means "small fire" in Armenian.
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's town" in Old English.... Read
Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore".... Read
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.... Read
Of Germanic origin, meaning "stallion". Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.... Read
Means "made of candy" in Esperanto.
From Japanese 陽 (you) meaning "light, sun, male" and 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other character combinations are possible.... Read
Means "radiance" in Gaelic. This was the name of the queen of the fairies in Celtic mythology. It is also taken as an Irish form of Anne.... Read
From Thiemo, an old short form of Thietmar (see DIETMAR).... Read
From Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and μενος (menos) "mind, strength, force". This was the name of an obscure early saint and martyr. The name came to public attention in the 19th century after a tomb seemingly marked with the name Filumena was found in Rome, supposedly belonging to another... Read
From Tahitian hei "crown, garland" and rani "heaven, sky".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic بهيجة (see BAHIJA).... Read
Azerbaijani form of RASHAD.
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
Lithuanian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
Bulgarian form of SVYATOSLAV.
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).... Read
Old Germanic form of ELLA (1).
Latvian form of REINHARD.
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name HILDEBERT.... Read
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
Middle English form of ÆÐELRÆD. The name was very rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.... Read
From Japanese 悦 (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and 子 (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.... Read
Medieval English form of JOHN, derived from the Old French form Jehan.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.... Read