Esperanto diminutive of WILLIAM.
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".... Read
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.... Read
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".... Read
From Irish rí "king" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
French form of MATTEO or MATEO.
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see NAVID).... Read
Means "support" in Kazakh.
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of SOHRAB.
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king... Read
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".... Read
The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).... Read
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.... Read
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle".... [more]... Read
Russian form of ELIZABETH. This was the name of an 18th-century Russian empress.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of KERR.
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميرة (see SAMIRA (1)).... Read
Diminutive of EBERHARD and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of ESBEN.... Read
From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.... Read
From Japanese 真珠 (shinju) meaning "pearl".... Read
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".... Read
Variant of ERNEST influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.... Read
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".... Read
Feminine diminutive of DANIEL.
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name RADOVAN. Alternatively it may have been brought to Romania from India by Gypsies, and may mean something like "bringer of good news".... Read
Elaboration of the Welsh word glân meaning "pure, clean, holy". This name was created in the late 19th century.... Read
Italian form of PETER. Pietro was the given name of the Renaissance painter known as Perugino.... Read
Latvian variant of KARINA.
Macedonian feminine form of OGNYAN.
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
Means "distinguished" in Arabic.
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show... Read
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".... Read
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce". This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing.... Read
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".... Read
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of BEATA.
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.... Read
Possibly from Georgian ბიძა (bidza) meaning "uncle". This was the name of a 17th-century Georgian saint and martyr.... Read
From the English word garnet for the precious stone, the birthstone of January. The word is derived from Middle English gernet meaning "dark red".... Read
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.... Read
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
Latinate form of CONCEPCIÓN.
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.... Read
From a Norman nickname derived from a diminutive of Norman French ors "bear", ultimately from Latin ursus. American actor and director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Old English form of GODIVA.
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar).... Read
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
From a surname that was originally from an Old English place name meaning "settlement on the River Glyme". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).... Read
Scandinavian form of PETER.
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic. This name was created in the 20th century.... Read
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
Form of ORPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Means "purple" in Korean.
Means "dew drop" in Hebrew.
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.... Read
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.... Read
Shortened form of ADALHEIDIS.
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.... Read