Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
From a surname that was a variant of KENDALL.
From the name of an Armenian river, also called the Aras.... Read
Finnish short form of ELISABET.
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 代 (yo) meaning "generation" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about... Read
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin, which means "descendant of Aodhagán". The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.... Read
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
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
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
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHEMIA.
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".... Read
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "rule". After the Norman Conquest this Old English name was not commonly used. It has occasionally been revived in modern times.... Read
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
Alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".... Read
Derived from Greek στρατος (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek philosopher.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of LOWELL.
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).... Read
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.... Read
Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
Means "custodian, guardian" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحفيظ (al-Hafiz) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Feminine form of VILTAUTAS.
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Євген (see YEVHEN).... Read
Modern Hebrew form of YEHUDAH.
Alternate transcription of Arabic هنيّة (see HANIYYA).... Read
From a surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).... Read
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).... Read
Catalan diminutive of MARIA.
Spanish form of SIGISMUND.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.... Read
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god MOHANA combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of BARRETT.
Old Germanic form of HILTRUD.
From the Turkish name of the Euphrates River, which was derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself derived from Elamite or Sumerian.... Read
Romanian form of Ovidius (see OVID).
From Yiddish אַלט (alt) meaning "old". This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.... Read
Variant of MARQUIS. Technically, marquise is the feminine form of the title marquis.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian شهره (see SHOHREH).... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현 (see HYEON).... Read
From an English surname that indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).... Read
Anglicized form of Scottish Gille Easbaig or Irish Giolla Easpuig both meaning "servant of the bishop".... Read
Scottish form of PATRICK.
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
Derived from the Indo-European root *ker meaning "to grow". In Roman mythology Ceres was the goddess of agriculture, equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.... Read
As a feminine name it can be from Japanese 詩 (shi) meaning "poem" combined with 織 (ori) meaning "weave". It can also be from 栞 (shiori) meaning "bookmark" (usually feminine) or 撓 (shiori) meaning "lithe, bending" (usually masculine), as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN).... Read
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
Meaning unknown. Menes was an Egyptian king who united Upper and Lower Egypt around 3000 BC. He is also known as Narmer; Menes was probably his funeral name.... Read
Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, king of Alba Longa, but was eventually deposed by Numitor's grandsons Romulus and Remus.... Read
German variant of MATHILDE.
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.... Read
Original Latin form of MARTIAL.
Modern English form of CHRISTOS.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the novel 'El Filibusterismo' (1891) by José Rizal.... Read
Roman cognomen meaning "January" in Latin. The name of the month derives from the name of the Roman god Janus. Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, was a bishop who was beheaded during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.... Read
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любен (see LYUBEN).... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".... Read
Belarusian form of BORIS.
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.... Read
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.... Read
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word ευαγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger".... Read
English form of Ιησους (Iesous), which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a). Yeshu'a is itself a contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion. The... Read
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.... Read
Spanish and Czech form of DAMIAN.
German and Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Perhaps related to Greek ορφνη (orphne) meaning "the darkness of night". In Greek mythology Orpheus was a poet and musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife Eurydice. He succeeded in charming Hades with his lyre, and he was allowed to lead his wife out of the... Read