Portuguese feminine form of TERTIUS.
From Sino-Korean 宗 (jong) meaning "lineage, ancestry" and 秀 (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.... Read
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.... Read
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
From the Latin name Verissimus meaning "very true". Saint Verissimus was a Portuguese martyr executed during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.... Read
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.... Read
Derived from Bulgarian стоя (stoya) "to stand, to stay".... Read
Anglicized form of AISLING.
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "gracious, sweet, lovable".... Read
Earliest recorded form of THERESA.
Russian form of THERAPON.
Possibly a Frisian diminutive of AUGUSTINUS or AURELIUS.... Read
European Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
Czech form of ODOVACAR. This was the name of two kings of Bohemia.... Read
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn, which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".... Read
Old Germanic form of SIEGMAR.
From the Hebrew name עִדּוֹ ('Iddo), possibly derived from עָדָה ('adah) meaning "to pass, to continue". This is the name of a few characters in the Old Testament, including an obscure prophet who lived during the reign of Solomon and the grandfather of the prophet Zechariah.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".... Read
From a Semitic root meaning "god". This was a title applied to several Semitic gods. The Canaanites used it as the name of their chief deity, the father of the gods and mankind. The Hebrews used it to refer to Yahweh.... Read
Greek form of HYACINTHUS.
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.... Read
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
Form of MAIA (1) in various languages.
Possibly means either "stockade" or "horn, trumpet" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a both a city and a son of Ashhur.... Read
Scottish form of PATRICK.
Spanish form of VERONICA.
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.... Read
German short form of ARNOLD.
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.... Read
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM).... Read
Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.... Read
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
From the English surname SIDNEY. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).... Read
Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.... 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
Feminine elaboration of JODY.
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
Ancient Avestan form of ZARATHUSTRA.
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "long ford" in Old English.... Read
Combination of MAIR and Welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".... Read
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Old Norse form of GUDBRAND.
Latinized form of NIKOSTRATOS.
Means "handsome lord" from Welsh ior "lord" and berth "handsome". This name is used in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, where it belongs to a son of Maredudd. This name is sometimes used as a Welsh form of EDWARD.... Read
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.... Read
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.... Read
Sardinian form of KATHERINE.
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
From the name of a mountain range in Valencia, eastern Spain. The Spanish poet Rafael Alberti used it for his daughter in 1941.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and hard "brave, hardy".... Read
Means "blessed people" from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army".... Read
From Sino-Korean 瑞 (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" combined with 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.... Read
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
Form of SA'ID used in parts of western Africa.
Means "good nature" in Turkish.
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννη (see GIANNI).... Read
Feminine form of DIONYSIUS.
Possibly derived from the Georgian noble title აზნაური (aznauri), ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar meaning "noble".... Read
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.... Read
From Egyptian Ra-msj-sw meaning "born of Ra", composed of the name of the supreme god RA combined with the Egyptian root mesu "be born". Rameses was the name of eleven Egyptian kings of the New Kingdom. The most important of these were Rameses II the Great who campaigned against the... Read
Lithuanian form of BRONISŁAW.
Slovene form of ALOYSIUS.
Italian form of HOSANNA. This was the name of a 15th-century Italian saint and mystic.... Read