Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel 'Nélida' (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.... Read
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament.... Read
From the English word for the type of flower, also called self-heal, ultimately a derivative of the Latin word pruna "plum".... Read
From the Old Norse name Þórný, which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with nýr "new".... Read
Hungarian form of SAMUEL.
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
From the name of a large lake in northern Israel, usually called the Sea of Galilee in English. Its name is derived from Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnor) meaning "harp" because of its shape.... Read
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
Biblical Greek form of CANDACE.
German and Dutch variant of ADALBERT.
Original Latin form of VALERIAN.
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
Possibly means "marker, stake" in Turkish.
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) that is devoted to the Virgin Mary.... Read
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.... Read
From Sino-Korean 采 (chae) meaning "collect, gather, pluck" combined with 原 (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "military, martial" or 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with 彦 (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.... Read
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννη (see GIANNI).... Read
Diminutive of CIAN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.... 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
From Chinese 儒 (rú) meaning "scholar", 如 (rú) meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.... Read
Old Germanic form of SIEGLINDE.
French form of NIKEPHOROS.
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.... Read
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
From a surname that was a variant of GARRETT.
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general... Read
Finnish form of CHRISTINA.
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Spanish form of THEODULUS.
Spanish diminutive of ADELA. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.... Read
Ancient Avestan form of SHAHRIVAR.
From the Roman name Caecilius (see CECILIA). This was the name of a 3rd-century saint, a companion of Saint Cyprian. Though it was in use during the Middle Ages in England, it did not become common until the 19th century when it was given in honour of the noble Cecil... Read
Czech form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Means "tulle moon" in Turkish.
Danish and Norwegian form of BJÖRN.
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.... Read
Diminutive of JARMILA or JAROSLAVA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see ZAKARIYYA).... Read
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of RODERICK. A notable bearer was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid, an 11th-century Spanish military commander.... Read
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of ERNEST.
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).... Read
Feminine diminutive of CARL.
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
Alternate transcription of Arabic وسيم (see WASIM).... Read
Means "white knife" in Comanche. This name was borne by a 19th-century Penateka Comanche chief.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
Lithuanian variant of WALDEMAR.
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.... Read
Form of GEORGE in several languages. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO.
From a Latin name, a diminutive of Petronia, the feminine form of PETRONIUS. This was the name of an obscure 1st-century Roman saint, later believed to be a daughter of Saint Peter.... Read
Scottish diminutive of ROBERT.
Means "protector of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "protector".... Read
Latinate diminutive of FLORA.
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
German feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
From a surname that originally denoted a person from the manor of Denzell in Cornwall. This given name was borne by several members of the noble Holles family starting in the 16th century, notably the statesman Denzil Holles (1599-1680). They were named for John Denzel, an ancestor whose home was... Read
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
From Sino-Vietnamese 軍 (quân) meaning "army".... Read
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Ukrainian form of SERGIUS.
Germanic form of WIELAND.
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD.
From a surname that was originally derived from the given name Mauger, an Old French form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear". The name can also be given in reference to the English word major.... Read
Slovak feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
Polish diminutive of JAKUB.
Recently created name intended to mean "what will be, will be". It is from the title of the 1956 song 'Que Sera, Sera', which was taken from the Italian phrase che sarà sarà. The phrase que sera, sera is not grammatically correct in any Romance language.... Read
From Chinese 静 (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", 精 (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", 晶 (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or 京 (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.... Read