From the Greek name ‘Ιερωνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name", derived from ‘ιερος (hieros) "sacred" and ονομα (onoma) "name". Saint Jerome was responsible for the creation of the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible, in the 5th century. He is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. The name was... Read
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common... Read
Bulgarian form of ZECHARIAH.
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".... Read
From an English surname meaning "son of BRICE".
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century bishop of Cologne and saint.... Read
Modern Persian form of ANGRA MAINYU.
Means "north wind, winter storm" in Tagalog.
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.... Read
Greek form of HYACINTHUS.
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
Form of AHMAD used in parts of western Africa.
Meaning unknown. This name was borne by a 17th-century chief of the Powhatan people. He was also known as Powhatan, as a result of confusion between his name and his birthplace.... Read
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
From a Late Latin name that was derived from scholasticus meaning "rhetorician, orator". Saint Scholastica was a 6th-century Benedictine abbess, the sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia.... Read
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from PHAENNA.
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.... Read
From the Xhosa and Ndebele feminine prefix no- combined with uxolo "peace".... Read
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.... Read
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".... Read
From an English surname that was itself derived from a medieval form of the given name SAMSON.... Read
Feminine form of SEPTIMUS.
Latin form of BRICE, probably ultimately of Gaulish origin.... Read
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريحة or فرحة or Urdu فریحہ (see FARIHA).... Read
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
Means "lord of the wall", derived from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with gwal "wall, rampart".... Read
From the name of a district in Scotland that was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".... Read
Means "grace, mercy" in Finnish.
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".... Read
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".... Read
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".... Read
Lithuanian form of LUDWIG.
From the name of a Christian prayer, also called the Kyrie eleison meaning "Lord, have mercy". It is ultimately from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". In America it was popularized as a masculine name by basketball player Kyrie Irving (1992-), whose name is pronounced differently than the prayer.... Read
Means "heather" in Georgian.
From Kikuyu mbura meaning "rain". This is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.... Read
Spanish form of SIGISMUND.
Anglicized form of both COINNEACH and CINÁED. This name was borne by the Scottish king Kenneth (Cináed) mac Alpin, who united the Scots and Picts in the 9th century. It was popularized outside of Scotland by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for the hero in his novel 'The Talisman'... Read
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
From Japanese 晶 (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", 明 (aki) meaning "bright" or 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.... Read
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.... Read
Ancient Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.... Read
From a surname that was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" in Old English.... Read
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering... Read
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of two early saints.... Read
Germanic form of HUMBERT.
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.... Read
Italian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
From Sino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or 炫 (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with 廷 (jeong) meaning "court" or 貞 (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.... Read
Romanian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".... Read
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".... Read
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".... Read
Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.... Read
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
Hungarian form of ELEANOR.
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.... Read
Short form of JOSEFIEN and other names ending with a similar sound.... Read
Old English name of unknown meaning.
Serbian variant of GEORGE.
Spanish form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
Means "dart, plant shoot, sprout" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Shem who is an ancestor of Abraham. In English bibles it is written as Salah or Shelah.... Read
Means "we are thankful" in Zulu and Ndebele.