Polish feminine form of RADOMIL.
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.... Read
Spanish form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of PHILIP.
Welsh variant of ANDREAS.
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.... Read
Portuguese feminine form of CUSTODIO.
Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.... Read
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
Romanian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Russian form of THEODORA.
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
From Japanese 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection" and 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.... Read
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
From the Hebrew name עִדּוֹ ('Iddo), possibly derived from עָדָה ('adah) meaning "to pass, to continue". This is the name of a few characters in the Old Testament, including an obscure prophet who lived during the reign of Solomon and the grandfather of the prophet Zechariah.... Read
From the Old Welsh name Griphiud, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.... Read
Old Irish form of BRIDGET.
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
Means "glory, might" in Turkish.
From a Roman cognomen derived from Latin senectus meaning "old". This was the name of both a Roman orator (born in Spain) and also of his son, a philosopher and statesman. This name also coincides with that of the Seneca, a Native American tribe that lived near the Great Lakes,... Read
This was the name of the hero of 'The Hobbit' (1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His real hobbit name was Bilba, which is of unknown meaning, but this was altered by Tolkien in order to use the more masculine o ending. In the novel Bilbo Baggins was recruited by... Read
Slovak and Polish diminutive of SUSANNA.
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 三郎 (see SABUROU).... Read
Form of Eugenius (see EUGENE) in several languages.... Read
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.... Read
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.... Read
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).... Read
Means "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements ebur "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced it to England, where it joined the Old English cognate Eoforheard. It has only been rarely used since the Middle Ages. Modern use of the name may be inspired by the surname... Read
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
Latin name meaning "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
Swedish variant of CHARLOTTE.
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
From the Breton given name Haerviu, which meant "battle worthy", from haer "battle" and viu "worthy". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton hermit who is the patron saint of the blind. Settlers from Brittany introduced it to England after the Norman Conquest. During the later Middle Ages it... Read
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".... Read
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
Derived from Greek στρατος (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek philosopher.... Read
North African form of AMAAL.
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.... Read
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see BJARTE).
Masculine form of SAULĖ. This is also the Lithuanian form of SAUL.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "foreign" and ric "power". It has been frequently confused with the name Valère.... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).... Read
Means "conquering enemies" in Sanskrit.
Means "north wind, winter storm" in Tagalog.
Possibly a feminine form of ZELIG.
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) "to devour". In Greek mythology Dardanos was a son of Zeus and Electra. He was the founder of the city of Dardania in Asia Minor.... Read
Scottish form of FRANCIS.
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the western world, as well as an alternate transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).... Read
Means "apportioner" in Greek. She was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. She was responsible for deciding how long each person had to live.... Read
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.... Read
Old Germanic form of MILLICENT.
German cognate of WILFRED.
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).... Read
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
Means "exalted, venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the... Read
From the Greek name Περικλης (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περι (peri) "around, exceedingly" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general.... Read
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
Biblical Hebrew form of GIDEON.
Means "good listener" in Persian.
French form of Eustachius or Eustathius (see EUSTACE).... Read
Means "relying on, leaning on" in Arabic. Al-Mu'tamid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph. This was also the name of an 11th-century Abbadid ruler of Seville, who was a patron of the arts and a poet.... Read
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' (1606).... Read
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.... Read