Hungarian and Slovak form of ROSALIA.
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).... Read
From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.... Read
Means "of Ulster" in Gaelic. Ulster is a region in the north of Ireland. This name was borne by two 7th-century Irish saints.... Read
Polish cognate of VLADIMIR.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שְׁרַגָא (see SHERAGA).... Read
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Polish feminine form of YVON.
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Possibly from a Low German diminutive of names beginning with the Germanic element magan meaning "strength". It was popularized by the Swedish singer Meja (1969-), born Anna Pernilla Torndahl.... Read
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.... Read
Means "completion" in Egyptian. This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.... Read
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
From the Roman cognomen Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a short-lived Roman emperor of the 3rd century. It was also borne by Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.... Read
Croatian form of CHARLES.
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon), which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of ATHANASIUS.
Indonesian form of BHIMA.
Old Irish form of BRIDGET.
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.... Read
Yiddish variant of ELIEZER. This is the name of a character in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964).... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).... Read
Dutch variant of LAMBERT.
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
Italian form of FILIBERT.
Means "sweet smelling, fragrant" in Turkish.
Means "virtuous" in Arabic.
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".... Read
Greek form of ARISTARCHUS.
Old Slavic form of GABRIEL.
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.... Read
Romanian variant form of EMMANUEL.
From Amharic ቆንጆ (qonjo) meaning "beautiful".... Read
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the name of three viceroys of Sweden.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
From Sino-Korean 采 (chae) meaning "collect, gather, pluck" combined with 原 (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it... Read
Slovak feminine form of Štefan (see STEPHEN).
Means "water lily" in Persian.
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".... Read
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
From Sumerian nin-sumun-a(k) meaning "lady of the wild cow", derived from 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and the genitive form of 𒄢 (sumun) meaning "wild cow". In Sumerian mythology Ninsun was the divine mother of Gilgamesh.... Read
Sami variant form of HELGA.
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.
Latinized form of Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from οιδεω (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek mythology Oedipus was the son of the Theban king Laius and his wife Jocasta. Laius received a prophesy that he would be killed by his son, so he left the... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA (1) and KRISHNA. This name was borne by the Hindu religious teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886).... Read
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
Bulgarian form of EMMANUEL.
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Possibly means "ambassador" in Azerbaijani.
Masculine form of NATALIA.
Italian form of Iuno (see JUNO).
Hungarian form of ARMINIUS.
From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), from ευ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek αδνος (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.... Read
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".... Read
Ancient Greek form of POLYXENA.
Form of HANNAH in several languages.
Possibly a variant of HARALD or ARNOLD.
From Latvian ruds meaning "red, red-haired".
Elaborated form of PAMELA.
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φυλακτεος (phylakteos) "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of FELIPE.
Alternate transcription of Russian Ермолай (see YERMOLAI).... Read
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
Dutch feminine form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
From an English surname that either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.... Read
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".... Read
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".... Read
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.