Germanic name composed of the elements wald "rule" and beraht "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century French saint (called Valbert or Gaubert in French).
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).... Read
Macedonian form of LYUBEN.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman name Felicianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FELIX.... Read
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".... Read
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
Biblical Hebrew form of IDDO.
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
Scottish form of RAGNVALDR, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).... Read
Modern spelling of BÉBINN.
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).... Read
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
Old Germanic short form of feminine names beginning with the element hrod meaning "fame".... Read
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.... Read
Anglicized form of AISLING.
From Japanese 里 (sato) meaning "village" or 聡 (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Combination of CINDY and SANDRA.
Means "frontier" in Turkish.
Means "sunshine" in Welsh.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 涼 or 遼 or 諒 (see RYOU).... Read
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
From the Hebrew name מְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.... Read
Means "God will divide" in Hebrew. This is the son of Naphtali in the Old Testament.... Read
French feminine form of RENÉ.
From a surname that was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" in Old English.... Read
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a... Read
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".... Read
Means "ruler of the fortress" from the Germanic elements wald "power, leader, ruler" and burg "fortress". This was the name of an 8th-century saint from England who did missionary work in Germany.... Read
Belarusian form of ALEXIS.
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
From an English surname of uncertain origin.
Diminutive of JOHN. A famous bearer is American actor Johnny Depp (1963-).... Read
Anglicized form of GARBHÁN.
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.... Read
Germanic name derived from the element win meaning "friend".... Read
Spanish diminutive of ADOLFO.
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
From the Greek Φριξος (Phrixos) meaning "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φριξ (phrix) "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.... Read
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.... Read
Croatian diminutive of BARBARA.
Latinized form of AIOLOS.
Hungarian form of PHILIP.
Derived from Finnish väinä "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar. He is the hero of the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.... Read
Frisian and Limburgish form of PETER.
Biblical Hebrew form of IRA (1).
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eye shadow). A hollowed animal horn could have been used to store this material. Keren-Happuch is the name of the third daughter of Job in the Old Testament.... Read
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.... Read
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Scottish form of ZECHARIAH.
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
Old French form of ISOLDE, appearing in the 12th-century Norman poem 'Tristan' by Béroul.... Read
Combination of JOAN (2) and PAU.
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
Dutch form of the Late Latin name Servatius, derived from servatus "saved, redeemed". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who helped spread Christianity to the Low Countries.... Read
From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2). The actor James Dean (1931-1955) was a famous bearer of the surname.... Read
Means "white snow" from the Welsh elements eira "snow" and gwen "white, blessed".... Read
Variant of LLYWELYN influenced by the Welsh word llew "lion".... Read
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
From a surname that was a variant of GRANVILLE.
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.... Read
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
Means "cute, darling" in French. This is the name of a character in Ambroise Thomas's opera 'Mignon' (1866), which was based on a novel by Goethe.... Read
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of HAMID (1)).... Read
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
Masculine form of SANELA.
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).... Read