Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages. In the modern era it has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, in honour of the poet.... Read
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.... Read
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
Turkish form of FIKRIYYA.
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
Means "snow" in Basque, from edur, a variant of elur "snow". It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.... Read
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
German and French form of SIBYL.
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
Ancient Greek feminine form of GALEN.
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
Means "exalted, venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the... Read
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
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' (1606).... Read
Means "eternal flower" in Mongolian.
Alternate transcription of Persian شهره (see SHOHREH).... Read
Form of REBECCA used in various languages. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.... Read
Derived from Arabic المدينة (al-mudaynah) meaning "the citadel". It was in a building by this name that a concealed statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered during the Reconquista in Madrid. The Virgin of Almudena, that is Mary, is the patron saint of Madrid.... Read
Means "golden rose" in Mongolian.
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.... Read
From a surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh meaning "son of Amhalghadh", itself a given name of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1861), a British Whig politician and noted historian. The given name is borne by the American former child actor... Read
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".... Read
From Turkish er meaning "brave man" and tuğrul, referring to a mythical bird of prey.... Read
From a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from ευ (eu) "good" and πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise".... Read
Hungarian form of JOSEPH.
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
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
Means "image, likeness, reflection" in Sanskrit.
Means "onager, wild donkey" in Mongolian. This was the name of a wife of Genghis Khan.... Read
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
Dutch and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
Possibly a variant of EMRE.
Italian form of AELIUS or HELIOS.
Possibly derived from Latin laetus meaning "glad". Otherwise, it could be a short form of names ending in leta.... Read
Shortened form of ADALHEIDIS.
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
Turkish feminine form of WAHID.
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
Means "beauty" in Arabic. Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism in the 19th century.... Read
Georgian form of ELIZABETH.
Limburgish form of EDMUND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Edmond.... Read
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
Means "young camel" in Arabic. Abu Bakr was a father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world.... Read
Scandinavian form of PONTIUS.
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".... Read
French form of the Roman name QUINTINUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England. In America it was brought to public attention by president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), who was killed in World War... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic ظهير or زاهر or ظاهر (see ZAHIR).... Read
Means "foundation, support" in Amharic.
Icelandic and Faroese form of JOHN.
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.... Read
Means "broad-minded, liberal, learned" in Arabic.
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.... Read
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
From Sino-Vietnamese 葉 (diệp) meaning "leaf".... Read
Russian form of THEODOTUS.
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "public" in Latin. This was among the more common of the Roman praenomina, being borne by (among others) the emperor Hadrian and the poet Virgil.... Read
Short form of GEEVARGHESE.
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
From Semitic ba'l meaning "lord" prefixing another word of uncertain meaning. This was the name of the supreme god worshipped in the Phoenician city of Carthage, alongside his consort Tanith.... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "white field" in Old English.... Read
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
Latvian form of STANISLAV.
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Дорофей (see DOROFEY).... Read