Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN.
Czech and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN.
Italian and Spanish form of GERVASIUS.
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring".... Read
Old Germanic (Gothic) form of THEODORIC.
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, son". In Hindu texts this is an epithet of both the fire god Agni and the war god Skanda.... Read
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman Conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe,... Read
Either a diminutive of EVE or a variant of EVELYN.
Variant of XENIA. This was occasionally adopted as a monastic name during the Byzantine era.... Read
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem 'Grażyna' (1823).... Read
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.... Read
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
Catalan feminine form of ALEXIS.
From the Greek name Θουκυδιδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεος (theos) "god" (genitive θεου) and κυδος (kydos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.... Read
From Μαριαμη (Mariame), the form of MARIA used by the historian Josephus when referring to the wife of King Herod.... Read
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
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
Derived from Thai ศิริ (sir) "glory, splendour" and พร (phon) "blessing".... Read
Feminine form of AMIR (2).
French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
From Sino-Korean 京 (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and 淑 (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
From Chinese 静 (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", 精 (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", 晶 (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or 京 (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.... Read
German and Dutch feminine form of FRANK (1).
French diminutive of MARIE.
French form of CAELESTINUS.
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
Variant of JONATHAN influenced by JOHN.
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.... Read
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".... Read
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευστοργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word ευστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and στεργω (stergo) "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.... Read
From Old French Charles le Magne meaning "CHARLES the Great". This is the name by which the Frankish king Charles the Great (742-814) is commonly known.... Read
Modern Greek transcription of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.... Read
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).... Read
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հայկ (see HAYK).... Read
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
From Sino-Vietnamese 氏 (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.... Read
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
Feminine form of TACITUS.
Alternate transcription of Yiddish איסר (see ISER).... Read
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.... Read
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi) "monkey". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a sage who founded Samkhya philosophy and is identified with the god Vishnu.... Read
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
Means "summit, crest" in Armenian.
Combination of MARIA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Georgian dialectal word meaning "old man".... Read
Contracted form of Yehoram (see JEHORAM). This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament, as well as being another name for the kings Jehoram of Israel and Jehoram of Judah.... Read
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.... Read
French form of the Germanic name Chlotichilda, which was composed of the elements hlud "fame" and hild "battle". Saint Clotilde was the wife of the Frankish king Clovis, whom she converted to Christianity.... Read
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
From Persian پیروز (piruz) or فیروز (firuz) meaning "victorious". This name was borne by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, a 14th-century sultan of Delhi who did much to build the city's infrastructure.... Read
Roman cognomen derived from the place name AFRICA, which in Roman times referred only to North Africa. This was the agnomen of the 3rd-century BC Roman general Scipio Africanus, who was honoured with it after his victory over Carthage in the Second Punic War. His descendants used it as a... Read
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.... Read
Means "battle man" from Gaelic cath "battle" and vir "man".... Read
Original Occitan form of MIREILLE.
Welsh cognate of GOIBNIU.
Bulgarian form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.... Read
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
Ancient Greek form of HERODIAS.
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
Catalan feminine form of GALLUS.
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
Old Norse form of TORMOD.
Means "candle" in Indonesian.
Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".... Read
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god DIONYSOS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".... Read
From a nickname for a person with blond hair. This is the name of the title character in a comic strip by Chic Young.... Read
Short form of LESLIE or LESTER.