Possibly means "light of the assembly" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Meaning unknown, possibly from BARTHOLOMEW. In Irish legend he was the first man on Ireland after the biblical flood.... Read
Means "Greece" in Hebrew, possibly related to ION (2). In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek peoples.... Read
Old Norse form of FRITJOF.
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.... Read
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
French form of Gregorius (see GREGORY).
Means "star blanket" in Cree. This was the name of an early 19th-century Cree chief.... Read
Romanian diminutive of DAN (2).
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "ford by a cliff" in Old English.... Read
Diminutive of MIROSLAVA and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".... Read
Dutch form of THEOPHILUS.
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic خليل (see KHALIL).... Read
Russian form of THEODOSIUS.
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.This name began to be... Read
Means "wife" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the goddess Lakshmi.... Read
Russian form of RUTH (1).
Possibly means "invincible" in Celtic. This was the name of a Briton goddess of victory who was invoked by Boudicca before her revolt.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali राजीव, Malayalam രാജീവ് or Tamil ராஜிவ் (see RAJIV).... Read
Brazilian Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
Feminine form of PETRONIUS.
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).... Read
This name was first used by the poet Richard Lovelace for a collection of poems called 'Lucasta' (1649). The poems were dedicated to Lucasta, a nickname for the woman he loved Lucy Sacheverel, who he called lux casta "pure light".... Read
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
From a phrase used by members of the Candomblé religion (an African religion that was taken to Brazil by African slaves), which means "good luck".... Read
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
Short form of JOSEFIEN and other names ending with a similar sound.... Read
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".... Read
Slovene diminutive of URSULA.
From the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Combination of MAIR and Welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".... Read
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".... Read
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and mær "famous".... Read
From the older Welsh name Tudur, possibly from the hypothetical Celtic name Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate with THEODORIC). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.... Read
Elaborated form of CAPRICE.
Germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and chind "child". This was the name of an 8th-century Saxon leader who fought against the Franks.... Read
English form of the Polish name Kazimierz, derived from the Slavic element kaziti "to destroy" combined with miru "peace, world". Four kings of Poland have borne this name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the Polish state in the 14th century. It was also borne Saint Casimir, a... Read
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Persian. Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of FIRUZ.... Read
Variant of BASEMATH. This was the name of a daughter of Solomon in the Old Testament.... Read
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).... Read
Means "useful man" in Turkish.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see SOUTA).... Read
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
Czech feminine form of VÁCLAV.
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
From a surname meaning "wagoner" in Old English.
Old Germanic cognate of EOFORWINE.
Means "woman of the north" in Ojibwe.
Modern Greek transcription of XANTHIPPE.
Turkish form of ALIYAH (1).
From Japanese 順 (jun) meaning "obedience" or 純 (jun) meaning "pure" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... Read
Derived from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden". In Greek mythology Chryses was the father of Chryseis, a woman captured by Agamemnon during the Trojan War.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic يعقوب (see YAQUB).... Read
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Quran this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.... Read
Polish form of SVYATOSLAV.
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
Combination of JUAN (1) and PABLO.
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.... Read
Scandinavian, German, Polish and Slovene form of OSCAR. A famous bearer was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), who saved over 1,000 Polish Jews during World War II.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχος (Eutychos), which was derived from Greek ευτυχης (eutyches) "fortunate". The word was formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τυχη (tyche) "chance, luck, fortune". In the New Testament this is the name of a young man who went to sleep while Paul... Read
Means "nurse" in Greenlandic.
Polish form of THEODOSIA.
Means "bear" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Dov.
From the Latvian holiday Līgo, celebrated at the summer solstice.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hill near a spring" in Old English.... Read