Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.
From a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English. Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).... Read
Usual Finnish form of Pippi Longstocking's name (see PIPPI).... Read
Hawaiian form of ELIZABETH.
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
Means "little" in Estonian.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָרוֹן (see YARON).... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 廉 (liêm) meaning "clean, honest, upright".... Read
Feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
Brazilian variant of ALMIRO.
From the name of the city of ASHUR, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, which is of unknown meaning. Ashur was the patron deity of the city and the chief god of Assyria.... Read
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.... Read
From Chinese 桂 (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with 英 (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in... Read
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.... Read
Polish form of SEVERINUS.
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
Alternate transcription of Ancient Greek Κορη (see KORE).... Read
Modern form of SIDDHARTHA.
Means "sun" in Inuktitut.
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIROU).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء الدين (see ZIYA AL-DIN), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.... Read
Turkish form of SHADI (1).
Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.... Read
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH.
From Chinese 超 (chāo) meaning "surpass, leap over" (which is usually only masculine), 潮 (cháo) meaning "tide, flow, damp", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
Short form of STANISLAV and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".... Read
Portuguese cognate of INMACULADA.
Latinized form of Greek Λαιος (Laios), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a king of Thebes in Greek mythology, the husband of Jocasta. Due to a prophecy that he would be killed by his son, Laius left his infant Oedipus for dead. The boy survived but... Read
Combination of FRANÇOIS and MARIE.
Short form of RODERICK or RODNEY.
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.... Read
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Late Latin form of JACOB.
Russian form of PROCHORUS.
English form of EUSTACHIUS or EUSTATHIUS, two names of Greek origin that have been conflated in the post-classical period. Saint Eustace, whose is known under both spellings, was a 2nd-century Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he... Read
Azerbaijani form of RASHAD.
Meaning unknown, possibly related to SENNE.
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".... Read
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.... Read
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was... Read
French form of FREDERICA.
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.... Read
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ) meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with 婷 (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.... Read
From the Old English elements os "god" and wine "friend". Saint Oswin was a 7th-century king of Northumbria. After the Norman Conquest this name was used less, and it died out after the 14th century. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.... Read
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French. Orville Wright (1871-1948), together with his brother Wilbur, invented the first successful airplane.... Read
From the Old Norse name Eyvindr, which was derived from ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and vindr possibly meaning "victor".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic شريف (see SHARIF).... Read
Means "frontier" in Turkish.
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
Possibly derived from Finnish virvatuli meaning "will o' the wisp". In folklore, will o' the wisp is a floating ball of light that appears over water.... Read
Latin form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".... Read
From Chinese 时 (shí) meaning "time, era, season", 实 (shí) meaning "real, honest", 史 (shǐ) meaning "history" or 石 (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.... Read
Late Latin name meaning "of the sky, heavenly".
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
Variant of ZECHARIAH. This spelling is used in the King James Version of the Old Testament to refer to one of the kings of Israel (called Zechariah in other versions).... Read
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
Means "sour cherry" in Croatian and Serbian.
Scottish Gaelic form of JACK.
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
Possibly means either "hidden" or "eternity" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including a son of Shem who was the ancestor of the Elamite peoples.... Read
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.... Read
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.... Read
Turkish form of FEREYDOUN.
Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIŁ.
Means "cloud, sky" in Dakota and Lakota. This is the first part of the names of the Dakota chief Mahpiya Wicasta (1780-1863), known as Cloud Man, and the Lakota chiefs Mahpiya Luta (1822-1909), known as Red Cloud, and Mahpiya Iyapato (1838-1905), known as Touch the Clouds.... Read
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.... Read