From a Dutch surname meaning "scholar". Dutch settlers brought the surname to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name in honour of the American general and senator Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).... Read
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem... Read
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Means "lamp" or "candle" in Arabic.
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.... Read
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and an alternate transcription of Russian Евдокия (see YEVDOKIYA).... Read
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.... Read
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
Means "manly, brave" in Turkish, from Persian مرد (mard) meaning "man".... Read
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.... Read
From Japanese 寛 (hiro) meaning "tolerant, generous", 裕 (hiro) meaning "abundant" or 浩 (hiro) meaning "prosperous" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Настасья (see NASTASYA).... Read
Original Akkadian form of SARGON.
Form of REBECCA used in various languages. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.... Read
Italian form of PANTALEON.
Turkish feminine form of LUTFI.
Combination of FRANCESCO and PIO.
Diminutive of JEREMY (and formerly of JAMES).
Turkish form of ABD AL-LATIF.
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
Anglicized form of MÓIRÍN. It is sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements amal meaning "work, labour" and ric meaning "power". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.... Read
Welsh form of CONSTANTINE.
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".... Read
Means "asphodel flower" in Hebrew.
Variant of Salvio (see SALVIUS) or directly from Italian salvo meaning "safe".... Read
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
From a Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus. This name is popular in Kenya.... Read
Swedish variant of INGEGERD.
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
Feminine form of GERD (1).
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 菊 (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".... Read
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of the son of Cain. It is also the name of a son of Jared and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.... Read
Italian form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).... Read
From the Greek name Περικλης (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περι (peri) "around, exceedingly" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general.... Read
Means "he is strong" in Navajo.
Modern Hebrew form of NOAH (2), the daughter of Zelophehad in the Bible. It is also the form used in several other languages, as well as the spelling used in some English versions of the Old Testament.... Read
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.... Read
German diminutive of BARBARA.
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
Italian form of HELIODORO.
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.... Read
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Макс (see MAKS).... Read
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
Old Germanic form of HERBERT.
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements landa "land" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by several Lombardic nobles.... Read
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".... Read
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.... Read
From the Italian phrase cara mia meaning "my beloved".... Read
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".... Read
Masculine form of LAELIA.
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
Means "lovely, charming", derived from Greek επι (epi) "on" combined with the name of the Greek love goddess APHRODITE.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
From Greek ευδοξος (eudoxos) meaning "of good repute, honoured", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and δοξα (doxa) "notion, reputation, honour". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek mathematician and astronomer.... Read
Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
Means "comforter" in Arabic.
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM).... Read
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).... Read