From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "row of houses by a wood" in Old English. This name was popularized by American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).... Read
From Japanese 秀 (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" combined with 良 (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck". Other kanji combinations are possible. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Hideyoshi 秀吉 being his given name) was a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. He also banned the... Read
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
Alternate transcription of Russian Леонтий (see LEONTIY).... Read
Derived from Greek μιλτος (miltos) meaning "red earth" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of the general who led the Greek forces to victory against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлий (see YULIY).... Read
Ancient Greek form of EUGENE.
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
From the Greek Πηγασος (Pegasos), possibly either from πηγος (pegos) "strong" or πηγαιος (pegaios) "from a water spring". In Greek mythology Pegasus was the winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. There is a constellation in the northern sky named after the... Read
Portuguese form and Spanish variant of CYRIACUS.
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
Hungarian form of ARMINIUS.
Alternate transcription of Persian پیروز (see PIRUZ).... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Николай (see NIKOLAY).... Read
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ժիրայր (see ZHIRAYR).... Read
From Japanese 和 (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and 花 (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.... Read
From Japanese 晴 (haru) meaning "clear weather", 遥 (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or 春 (haru) meaning "spring" combined with 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Spanish diminutive of MARIANA.
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.... Read
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.... Read
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
French form of Valeriana (see VALERIANA).
Norse cognate of HAMA. In the 'Volsungasaga' he is a king of Hlymdalir.... Read
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "Dane ford" in Old English. This is the name of the capital city of Colorado, which was named for the politician James W. Denver (1817-1892).... Read
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".... Read
Means "jewel-like" in Esperanto.
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
Alternate transcription of Persian مژده (see MOZHDEH).... Read
Slovene diminutive of JAKOB.
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.... Read
Means "made of the sea" in Esperanto.
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUREA.
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.... Read
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.... Read
Variant of BAST. This form of the name, a diminutive, was given to her after the similar goddess Sekhmet (protector of Upper Egypt) became more important.... Read
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Means "safety" in Arabic.
Diminutive of BOB. Hockey greats Bobby Hull (1939-) and Bobby Orr (1948-) have borne this name.... Read
From a surname, which was derived from York, the name of a city in northern England. The city name was originally Eburacon, Latinized as Eboracum, meaning "yew" in Brythonic, but it was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic, meaning "pig farm".... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Дорофей (see DOROFEY).... Read
Old Slavic form of ATHANASIUS.
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.... Read
From an English surname of unknown meaning, possibly from a place name.... Read
Old Norse form of BORGHILD.
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ABRAHAM.
Latin form of METHUSELAH.
Means "we are blessed" in Ndebele.
Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and hari "army".... Read
Short form of CATERINA or CATHARINA as well as other names ending in rina.... Read
Elaboration of French beau "beautiful", using the popular den suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name has become popular in New Zealand due to rugby player Beauden Barrett (1991-).... Read
Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.... Read
From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings. It has been traditionally Anglicized as Hugh.... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".... Read
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and μαχη (mache) "battle".... Read
Newer Scandinavian form of HRÓARR.
From an Aramaic form of YAAKOV. Akiva (or Akiba) ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish rabbi.... Read
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.... Read
From an Old Norse name, which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).... Read
From a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.... Read
From Sino-Korean 敏 (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or 知 (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
German, Czech and Scandinavian form of JOSEPH.
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
Roman cognomen meaning "auspicious, lucky" in Latin. It was also occasionally used as a praenomen, or given name. This was the name of several early Christian saints.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Means "friend" in Arabic.