From Turkish er "brave man" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
Icelandic form of LAURENCE (1).
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" and сұлтан (sultan) meaning "sultan, king" (both words of Arabic origin).... Read
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with the name of the mythological hero KARNA. Sukarno (1901-1970), who did not have a surname, was the first president of Indonesia.... Read
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages. In the modern era it has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, in honour of the poet.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi पुनीत (see PUNIT).... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements helm "helmet" and wald "rule".... Read
Means "intelligence, wisdom" in Thai.
Alternate transcription of Arabic حميد (see HAMID (1)).... Read
Modern Greek form of ALCMENE.
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
Means "river" in Spanish or Portuguese. A city in Brazil bears this name. Its full name is Rio de Janeiro, which means "river of January", so named because the first explorers came to the harbour in January and mistakenly thought it was a river mouth.... Read
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.... Read
Possibly a combination of LÉA and ANNE (1).
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) meaning "rope" and उदर (udara) meaning "belly". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because his foster-mother tied him to a large urn.... Read
French feminine form of DORIAN.
German masculine form of INGE.
From an occupational surname that meant "candle seller" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French.... Read
From Μαριαμη (Mariame), the form of MARIA used by the historian Josephus when referring to the wife of King Herod.... Read
Means "king, foundation, symbol of pride" in Persian.... Read
Elaborated form of CAPRICE.
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh), which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGELICA.
From Sino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and 裕 (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.... Read
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ISIS.
Feminine form of DARSHAN.
Short form of names ending in lina.
Latinized form of Greek Προσδοκιμος (Prosdokimos) meaning "expected, looked for". The 1st-century saint Prosdocimus was the first bishop of Padua.... Read
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
Means "festival" in Turkish.
Created by the Hungarian author Mór Jókai for a character in his novel 'The Golden Man' (1873). The name is apparently based on the Greek word ευθυμια (euthymia) meaning "good spirits, cheerfulness".... Read
Means "from God" in Ibibio.
Means "born on Afor" in Igbo, Afor being one of the days of the Igbo week.... Read
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
Derived from a diminutive of Latin bonus meaning "good". This was the name of a 7th-century century saint, a bishop of Auvergne.... Read
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see ABD AL-QADIR).... Read
Irish name of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish ceallach "war, strife" or ceall "church".... Read
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.... Read
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name HUGLEIKR, or else a diminutive of UILLIAM.... Read
Means "God is beautiful" in Igbo.
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).... 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
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".... Read
Latinized form of AUXENTIOS.
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the... Read
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).... Read
Polish form of KATHERINE.
Masculine form of SERAPHINA.
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.... Read
Scottish diminutive of GREGORY.
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.... Read
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "boundary gate" in Old English.... Read
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".... Read
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".... Read
Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTINA.
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years. This is also the name of the patron saint of gardeners, a 7th-century Irish abbot who settled in France.... Read
Ancient Greek variant of ZENAIDA.
Ancient Attic Greek form of BERENICE.