Lithuanian form of PHILIP.
French form of NICODEMUS.
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
Hawaiian form of JESSICA.
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.... Read
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
From earlier Akkadian Su'en, of unknown meaning. This was the name of the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian god of the moon. He was closely identified with the Sumerian god Nanna.... Read
Latin variant of JOHANNES.
Italian feminine form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
Alternate transcription of Arabic سنيّة (see SANIYYA).... Read
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant... Read
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
From a surname that was originally derived from the Old English byname COLA.... Read
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.... Read
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.... Read
Hebrew variant of BASEMATH.
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.... Read
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
Derived from Igbo chi "god, spiritual being" and ukwu "great". In Igbo mythology Chukwu is the supreme god who created the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name for the Christian god.... Read
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
From the Old Norse name Ketill meaning "kettle, cauldron" (later also acquiring the meaning "helmet"). In old Scandinavian rituals the ketill was used to catch the blood of sacrificed animals.... Read
Modern Greek form of CHRISTOPHER.
Roman name derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name ‘Ιλαρος (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ‘ιλαρος was the source of the Latin word hilaris). Saint Hilarius was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Poitiers. This was also the name of... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 秀 (tú) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".... Read
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God", from the elements יוֹ (yo) and אֵל ('el), both referring to the Hebrew God. Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In... Read
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".... Read
From the name of the flower (or the precious stone that also bears this name), ultimately from Greek hyakinthos (see HYACINTHUS).... Read
Original Latin form of ENNIO.
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
Portuguese form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from Kent, the name of a county in England, which may be derived from a Brythonic word meaning "coastal district".... Read
Old Germanic form of HELMFRIED.
Macedonian feminine form of LYUBEN.
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang "slender".... Read
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).... Read
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.... Read
Azerbaijani form of RASHAD.
Form of HANNAH in several languages.
Norwegian diminutive of GUDRUN.
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".... Read
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
Latinized form of Aloys, an old Occitan form of LOUIS. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint, Aloysius Gonzaga. The name has been in occasional use among Catholics since his time.... Read
Portuguese form of Vinicius (see VINICIO). It gained popularity in Brazil due to the poet and musician Vinícius de Moraes (1913-1980).... Read
Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes but was himself killed.... Read
Portuguese form of TULLIO.
Derived from Irish ciar "black".
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
Azerbaijani form of PARVANEH.
Turkmen form of SÜLEYMAN.
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Yochanan (see JOHN). This name honours John the Baptist, a prophet in Islam.... Read
Old Slavic form of ELIZABETH.
Czech form of SVYATOPOLK.
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.... Read
From a royal title, a feminine form of the Turkic beg meaning "chieftain" (modern Turkish bey).... Read
Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play 'Candida' (1898).... Read
Turkish feminine form of SHARIF.
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.... Read
Older Polish form of VÁCLAV.
Combination of JOHANN and BAPTIST, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.... Read
Italian feminine form of DAMIAN.
Feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
From a Norman surname that originally belonged to a person coming from the French town of Saint Maur (which means "Saint MAURUS").... Read
Originally a short form of the Germanic name ADELMAR.... Read
From Τουθμωσις (Touthmosis), the Greek form of Egyptian Djhwty-ms meaning "born of Thoth", itself composed of the name of the Egyptian god THOTH combined with mesu "be born". Thutmose was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Thutmose III who conquered Syria and Nubia.... Read
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic آية (see AYAH).... Read
Originally a short form of MĀRTIŅŠ, now used independently.... Read
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see BYEONG-HO).... Read