Possibly from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and slava "glory".... Read
From Yiddish אַלט (alt) meaning "old". This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.... Read
From the Greek name Αλθαια (Althaia), perhaps related to Greek αλθος (althos) "healing". In Greek myth she was the mother of Meleager. Soon after her son was born she was told that he would die as soon as a piece of wood that was burning on her fire was fully... Read
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
Basque diminutive of XAVIER.
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
Short form of BRADLEY, BRADFORD, and other names beginning with Brad. A famous bearer is American actor Brad Pitt (1963-).... Read
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
Biblical Greek form of EZEKIEL.
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
From an Irish surname that was an Anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".... Read
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of OSWALD.
Esperanto diminutive of LUDWIG.
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM, using an extended form of the second element.... Read
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.... Read
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.... Read
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).... Read
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).... Read
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". The given name Flannagán is derived from Irish flann "red" and a diminutive suffix.... Read
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA (1) and KRISHNA. This name was borne by the Hindu religious teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886).... Read
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".... Read
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".... Read
Slovene form of MARGARET.
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.... Read
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.... Read
Bosnian feminine form of AL-AMIR.
Means "round, full, complete" in Vietnamese.
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
Alternate transcription of Bengali প্রসেনজিৎ (see PRASENJIT).... Read
Means "glitter" in Kurdish.
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see THOR) and fríðr "beautiful".... Read
Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2).
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh and Circassian form of RAMADAN.... Read
From Japanese 順 (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or 淳 (jun) meaning "pure" combined with 一 (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Spanish form of VEREMUND.
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.... Read
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation. This name was brought to public attention after Brad... Read
French form of PRISCILLA.
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.... Read
Derived from Irish Gaelic brón meaning "sorrow". Saint Brónach was a 6th-century mystic from Ireland.... Read
Means "witty" in Esperanto.
Scandinavian form of BERTILO or BERTHOLD.
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".... Read
Means "son of Herakles" in Greek, derived from the name of the mythic hero HERAKLES combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides).... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".... Read
Derived from Irish ríoghan meaning "queen". In Irish legend this was a wife of the Irish king Niall.... Read
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and mari "famous".... Read
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
Lithuanian form of JOSEPH.
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name HUGLEIKR, or else a diminutive of UILLIAM.... Read
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
Means "power, might" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.... Read
Scottish form of ELEANOR.
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.... Read
Feminine form of MAURIZIO.
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.... Read
Derived from a Middle English surname meaning "a Briton" (a Celt of England) or "a Breton" (an inhabitant of Brittany).... Read
Hungarian and Swedish form of EDITH.