Meaning unknown, possibly a Finnish form of a Scandinavian name.
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name... Read
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... Read
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
Russian form of CHARITON.
From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George... Read
Short form of JESSE or JESSICA.
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Quran (surah ar-Rad).... Read
Short form of HENDRIK, FREDERIK, and other names containing rik.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see SHIB).... Read
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
French form of CAESARIUS.
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".... Read
Old Germanic form of HARTWIN.
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".... Read
Feminine form of HENDRIK.
French diminutive of FLORA.
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". This was the name of a king in Irish legend.... Read
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.... Read
Finnish diminutive of ANTERO and other names beginning with A.... Read
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
Croatian feminine form of BLAŽ.
From the Germanic element hug, meaning "heart, mind, spirit". It was common among Frankish and French nobility, being borne by Hugh Capet, a 10th-century king of France who founded the Capetian dynasty. The Normans brought the name to England and it became common there, even more so after the time... Read
Old English cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem 'Beowulf' this is the name of the Danish king.... Read
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.... Read
Latinate form of GOBNAIT.
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
From Japanese 莉 (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or 里 (ri) meaning "village" combined with 奈 (na), a phonetic character, or 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see NADIM).... Read
Combination of ANNE (1) and LAURE.
Bosnian form of TARIQ. It is also an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.... Read
Means "daughter of DRUPADA" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the daughter of King Drupada. She married all of the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu.... Read
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.... Read
Alternate transcription of Serbian Ђуро (see ĐURO).... Read
Hungarian form of GERARD. Saint Gellért was an 11th-century missionary to Hungary who was martyred by being thrown into the Danube.... Read
Masculine form of DÉSIRÉE.
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
Spanish and Catalan form of VICTOR.
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
Means "lady of the mountain", from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and 𒉺𒂅 (hursaĝ) meaning "mountain". This was the name of the Sumerian mother and fertility goddess, the primary consort of Enki.... Read
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).... Read
Means "God's grace" in Igbo.
Dutch variant of DIEDERIK.
Czech form of SVYATOSLAV.
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
Derived from Finnish ilma "air" combined with a feminine suffix. In Finnish mythology Ilmatar was a semi-androgynous goddess of the heavens. She was the mother of Ilmarinen, Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen.... Read
Means "victory" in Arabic.
Feminine variant of ROWAN.
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.... Read
Possibly means "flowing god" in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost.... Read
Possibly means "quiet warrior" in Kikuyu.
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.... Read
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name NEIL.... Read
Polish form of VALENTINA.
Finnish diminutive of JEREMIAS (usually used independently), as well as a Croatian diminutive of JERONIM and an English diminutive of JERALD or JEREMIAH.... Read
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
Means "made of the sea" in Esperanto.