Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
Anglicized form of TASGALL.
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".... Read
Feminine diminutive of CESARE.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".... Read
Yiddish variant of HANNAH.
French and Czech form of VALERIA.
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid... Read
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".... Read
Contracted form of HRODULF.
From the Old Norse byname Stáli, which was derived from stál meaning "steel".... Read
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
French feminine diminutive of MARCELLUS.
Feminine form of SILVESTER.
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
Feminine form of ALF (1).
Diminutive of CHARLES or CHRISTOPHER. It can also be from a nickname given in reference to the phrase a chip off the old block, used of a son who is similar to his father.... Read
From Kikuyu ngarĩ meaning "leopard". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.... Read
Hungarian form of SOPHIE, reflecting the French pronunciation.... Read
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) meaning "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two... Read
From the Turkish name of the Euphrates River, which was derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself derived from Elamite or Sumerian.... Read
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
Romanian form of MIRČE. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.... Read
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".... Read
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.... Read
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Ванчо (see VANČO), as well as the usual Bulgarian transcription.... Read
Old Germanic form of FULK.
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who lived near or worked with clay. This name can also be a short form of CLAYTON.... Read
Means "an eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.... Read
Form of MIRIAM in several languages.
Feminine form of SOPHRONIUS. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.... Read
Old English form of OSBORN.
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
Means "strong, firm" in Mongolian. Batu Khan was a 13th-century Mongol leader, the founder of the Golden Horde.... Read
Czech feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see SHAI).... Read
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.... Read
Turkish form of ABD AL-HAMID.
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
From the Greek name Αριστοτελης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and τελος (telos) "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.... Read
Russian diminutive of VERA (1).
From Chinese 海 (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Means "lamp" or "candle" in Arabic.
Roman family name that was possibly derived from the name of the Roman goddess JUNO. It was borne by Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic in the 6th century BC. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman politician Marcus Junius Brutus, commonly known as Brutus,... Read
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka.... Read
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was... Read
Italian and Spanish form of DEMETRIUS.
From a surname, which is either Scottish or Irish in origin (see MURRAY (1) and MURRAY (2)).... Read
Official Dutch form of STEPHEN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.... Read
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Old Norse form of HALDOR.
Latinized form of Greek Καρμη (Karme), which was derived from κειρω (keiro) "to shear". This was the name of a Cretan goddess of the harvest.... Read
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.... Read
Diminutive of RÚBEN, RUBEM or RUBENS.
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".... Read
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
From Gerónimo, a Spanish form of JEROME. This is the better-known name of the Apache leader Goyathlay (1829-1909). It was given to him by the Mexicans, his enemies.... Read
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.... Read
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine". This is a transcription of the masculine form चण्ड (a name of the moon in Hindu texts, which is often personified as a deity) as well as the feminine form चण्डा.... Read
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu "wood" or wit "wide". From early times this name has been confused with the Latin name Vitus.... Read
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh), which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was... Read
Irish form of GERARD or GERALD.
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).