Germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and gast "stranger, guest".
From Japanese 清 (kiyoshi) or 淳 (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.... Read
From a surname, an Americanized form of the German surname Brändle, ultimately from Old High German brant "fire".... Read
Spanish variant of VALERIUS.
Means "peace" in Finnish.
From the Late Latin name Innocentius, which was derived from innocens "innocent". This was the name of several early saints. It was also borne by 13 popes including Innocent III, a politically powerful ruler and organizer of the Fourth Crusade.... Read
From the English word meaning "friend". It probably originated as a nursery form of the word brother.... Read
Variant of AUDREY, used since the 19th century.
Possibly a Welsh form of the old Celtic name Lugubelenus, a combination of the names of the gods LUGUS and BELENUS. Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against England.... Read
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Osiris's son Horus eventually defeats Seth and has him banished to the desert.... Read
Hungarian form of JEANNETTE.
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic ውብ (wb) meaning "beautiful" and ዳር (dar) meaning "limit, horizon, frontier, shore".... Read
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it... Read
Turkish form of JAHANGIR.
Means "talent" in Amharic.
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
From an English surname that was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.... Read
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) "sunshine" and دل (dil) "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.... Read
From Japanese 彩 (aya) meaning "colour" or 綾 (aya) meaning "design" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... Read
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".... Read
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
Hawaiian form of ABIGAIL.
Dutch form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
Combination of MARIE and CLAUDE.
Alternate transcription of Persian شهره (see SHOHREH).... Read
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.... Read
Swedish form of BENEDICT.
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Helle was the daughter of Athamus and Nephele. She and her brother Phrixus escaped sacrifice by fleeing on the back of a golden ram, but during their flight she fell off and drowned in the strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of... Read
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr,... Read
Possibly derived from ríodhgach meaning "impulsive".... Read
Persian form of Avestan Takhma Urupi meaning "strong body". Takhma Urupi is a hero from the Avesta who later appears in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.... Read
Means "of Rhaetia". Rhaetia is a region in eastern Switzerland that got its name from the Rhaeti, a Celtic tribe who originally inhabited the area.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF).... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".... Read
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).... Read
Means "proud" in Esperanto.
Late Latin name derived from prudens "prudent, wise, skilled". This was the name of a 9th-century bishop of Troyes. He is considered a local saint there.... Read
Latin form of the Greek name Ξυστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".... Read
Short form of Frisian names beginning with the Germanic element frid "peace".... Read
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.... Read
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).... Read
From a nickname for a person with blond hair. This is the name of the title character in a comic strip by Chic Young.... Read
Means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.... Read
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
Anglicized form of CIANÁN.
Portuguese form of FABIUS.
Latinized form of the Greek name Διοδωρος (Diodoros) meaning "gift of Zeus", derived from the elements Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 1st-century BC Greek historian.... Read
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and war "vigilant, cautious".... Read
Pictish name probably derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". This name was borne by several kings of the Picts, including their last king Drust X, who ruled in the 9th century.... Read
Swedish diminutive of OLAF or OLIVER.
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
Yiddish variant of SOLOMON.
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
Western Armenian transcription of HAKOB.
Roman family name possibly derived from VARIUS.
Italian name meaning "white rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and alba "white". A famous bearer was the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).... Read
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
From a biblical place name, also called עַבְדּוֹן ('Avdon) meaning "servile", for which it may be a clerical error.... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements leud "people" and win "friend". Saint Leutwin was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.... Read
Feminine form of KASIMIR.
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.... Read
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.... Read
German form of MEGINHARD.
Short form of names containing brecht, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".... Read
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vǫr "vigilant, cautious".... Read
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).... Read
Combination of JOÃO and PAULO.