Means "in the rain" in Sotho.
Possibly an Old Norse cognate of ING. This was an alternate name of the god Freyr, who as Yngvi-Freyr was regarded as the ancestor of the Swedish royal family.... Read
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman of Jericho who helped the Israelites capture the city.... Read
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
Feminine form of MIROSŁAW.
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
Diminutive of names beginning with El such as ELIZABETA or ELŻBIETA.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
Hawaiian form of ANTHONY.
From the name of a barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple that may have been named for a person named Macarius (see MACARIO). The Virgin of Macarena, that is Mary, is widely venerated in Seville.... Read
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied'.... Read
Combination of MARIE and FRANCE.
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.... Read
Spanish form of Radulf (see RALPH).
Latin form of BRICE, probably ultimately of Gaulish origin.... Read
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON.
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
Original Latin form of FELICIANO.
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
Means "dew" or "hoarfrost" in Persian.
Means "close friend", derived from Persian یاران (yaran).... Read
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
Spanish form of Sandalius, a Latinized form of the Gothic name Sandulf meaning "true wolf", derived from sand "true" and ulf "wolf". This was the name of a 9th-century Spanish saint martyred by the Moors.... Read
Norman French form of HUMPHREY.
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with 理 (ri) meaning "reason, logic" or 里 (ri) meaning "village". Many other combinations of kanji characters can form this name.... Read
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
Perhaps a variant of KEANU. It was popularized by a child (born 2004) on the Flemish reality show 'De Pfaffs' (2002-2011).... Read
French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
Means "favoured by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and milu "gracious, dear".... Read
Contracted form of DĀVIDS.
Diminutive of ELIZABETH or LYDIA.
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin (meaning "sea fortress") used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century Arthurian tales. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".... [more]... Read
Roman family name that was a derivative of CASSIUS.... Read
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
Possibly means "invincible" in Celtic. This was the name of a Briton goddess of victory who was invoked by Boudicca before her revolt.... Read
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and... Read
Form of NICHOLAS in several languages.
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".... Read
Modern Greek form of AGAPITO.
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".... Read
Derived from Scottish Gaelic beatha meaning "life".... Read
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".... Read
Arabic and Persian form of JOB.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيّ (see NAJI).... Read
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
Biblical Latin form of EZEKIEL.
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".... Read
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Saint Laurentinus was a 3rd-century martyr from Carthage.... Read
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjǫrg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".... Read
German masculine form of INGE.
Italian form of SILVESTER.
Latinized form of the Greek name Αριστοκλης (Aristokles) meaning "the best glory", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.... Read
From Japanese 涼 (ryou) meaning "cool, refreshing", 遼 (ryou) meaning "distant" or 諒 (ryou) meaning "reality", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.... Read
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
From Yiddish רויז (roiz) meaning "rose".... Read
Latin masculine form of SABINA.
Asturian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Italian and Spanish form of FABIUS.
From a surname that was a variant of ELLIOTT.
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.... Read
Anglicized form of LAOGHAIRE.
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.... Read
Meaning unknown. It has been in use since the 19th century. It is possibly related to the name of the African tribe that lives largely in South Africa, the Zulus. In the 19th century the Zulus were a powerful nation under their leader Shaka.... Read
Spanish form of PELAGIUS.
From the Germanic name Chlodovech, which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wig "war, battle". This was the name of three Merovingian kings of the Franks (though their names are usually spelled in the Latinized form Clovis) as well as several Carolingian kings and Holy Roman emperors (names... Read
Meaning unknown. Laverna was the Roman goddess of thieves and thievery.... Read
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
Short form of KONSTANTINOS.
From Scottish Máel Coluim, which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (1606) is based... Read
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
French form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.... Read