Old Germanic form of VAUQUELIN.
Spanish feminine form of ADALWIN.
From Japanese 桜 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Modern Persian form of Avestan Kshathra Vairya meaning "desirable power". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a god of metal and a protector of the weak. This is also the name of the sixth month of the Iranian calendar.... Read
Means "taught by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Jeriah is a descendant of Hebron.... Read
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).... Read
From a surname that was originally derived from various English place names, all meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.... Read
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER (borrowed from English).... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 義郎 (see YOSHIROU).... Read
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
Derived from Slavic svar "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.... Read
Form of ISAIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Italian feminine form of LOUIS.
From Sino-Vietnamese 艾 (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".... Read
Russian form of PROCHORUS.
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
Meaning unknown. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.... Read
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.... Read
Derived from Latin melior meaning "better".
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.... Read
Portuguese form of SIMON (1).
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of a Scottish town meaning "projecting height" in Gaelic. A famous bearer of the name was the Irish novelist and nationalist Erskine Childers (1870-1922).... Read
Means "lovable" in Esperanto.
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and mari "famous".... Read
Short form of ALBERT and other names containing the element bert, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".... Read
From the name of a city in Israel that is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The meaning of the city's name is uncertain, but it may be related to the Hebrew word יָרֵחַ (yareach) meaning "moon", or otherwise to the Hebrew word רֵיחַ (reyach) meaning "fragrant".... Read
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
Hungarian diminutive of ANTHONY.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ηληδα (Ilida) Valley in western Greece.... Read
Variant of JIN (using Wade-Giles transcription).
Original Roman form of EMIL.
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of SANFORD.
From the name of a mountain in Wales that means "below the grove" from Welsh is "below" and llwyn "grove".... Read
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.... Read
Means "lord of the mountain" in Sanskrit. This is a name of the Hindu god Shiva, given because of his abode in the Himalayan Mountains.... Read
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.... Read
Means "burning torch" in Mapuche.
From the Late Latin name Iucunda, which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' is also known as 'La Gioconda' because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.... Read
Form of CALEB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
Old English form of WINFRED.
Alternate transcription of Hindi संजीत (see SANJIT).... Read
German and Scandinavian feminine form of HENRY.
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
Meaning unknown. It was popularized by Eino Leino's poem 'Kimmo's Revenge' (1902).... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
Finnish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
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
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a... Read
Russian form of THEOPHYLAKTOS.
Macedonian form of EUGENE.
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
Polish form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
From the Old Norse name Ǫlvir, possibly derived from ala "all" or alu "defense, protection, luck" combined with vér "holy man" or "warrior".... Read
Short form of WILTON. This name was borne by basketball player Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999).... Read
Medieval English form of PANCRATIUS. The relics of the 4th-century saint Pancratius were sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great, leading to the saint's veneration there.... Read
Hungarian form of ARMINIUS.
From a surname that was a variant of the surname LANDON.... Read
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Old English form of HILDA.
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.... Read
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Сяргей (see SIARHEI).... Read
From the Greek name Πυρρος (Pyrros) meaning "flame-coloured, red", related to πυρ (pyr) "fire". This was another name of Neoptolemus the son of Achilles. This was also the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Epirus who was famed for his victorious yet costly battles against Rome.... Read
From Japanese 大 (tai) meaning "big, great" and 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness" or 樹 (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.... Read
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.... Read
Possibly from the Germanic name ADELMAR, maybe influenced by Latin amarus "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint who was said to have sailed across the Atlantic to a paradise. He is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias in Spain.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian پرویز (see PARVIZ).... Read
Finnish form of Lucas (see LUKE).
Means "cousin" in Greenlandic.
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성 (see SEONG).... Read
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".... Read
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.... Read