From a surname that was originally derived from the name of a Scottish town meaning "projecting height" in Gaelic. A famous bearer of the name was the Irish novelist and nationalist Erskine Childers (1870-1922).
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
Latinized form of KLEITOS.
Earlier form of IGNATIUS.
Alternate transcription of Russian Прасковья (see PRASKOVYA).... Read
Derived from Greek παραμονη (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".... Read
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.... Read
Portuguese form of THADDEUS.
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and... Read
Earliest recorded form of THERESA.
Modern Hebrew transcription of MATTAN.
Czech and Slovak form of SUSANNA.
From the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". Saint Hermagoras (3rd century) was the first bishop of Aquileia in Italy.... Read
Polish feminine form of FREDERICK.
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
Polish form of DEMETRIUS.
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.... Read
From the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown", more precisely "that which surrounds". Saint Stephen was a deacon who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. He is regarded as the first Christian martyr. Due to him, the name became common in the Christian world.... Read
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
Means "squirrel" in Greenlandic.
Italian feminine form of ALFONSO.
Means "white flower" in Mayan.
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
Ancient Greek form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.... Read
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.... Read
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
Italian and Spanish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).... Read
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".... Read
Means "generous" in Arabic, ultimately from hashama "to crush". The meaning derives from the traditional Arab act of crushing bread into crumbs in order to share it. This was the name of an 8th-century caliph of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.... Read
Italian form of ALPHAEUS.
From a nickname that derives from the English word king, ultimately from Old English cyning.... Read
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
Means "flower" in Khmer, ultimately from Pali.
Means "black, dark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu god believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He was the youngest of King Vasudeva's eight children, six of whom were killed by King Kamsa because of a prophecy that a child of Vasudeva would kill... Read
Elaboration of French beau "beautiful", using the popular den suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name has become popular in New Zealand due to rugby player Beauden Barrett (1991-).... Read
Means "she who shapes" in Kikuyu. In Kikuyu mythology Mumbi was the wife of Gikuyu and the mother of his nine daughters.... Read
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
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
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
Spanish form of ZECHARIAH.
Form of GEORGE in several languages. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).... Read
Low German and Danish form of STEPHEN.
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
Possibly derived from ríodhgach meaning "impulsive".... Read
Tamil and Malayalam variant of KUMARA.
Romanian and Polish form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.... Read
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья (see ILYA) or Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).... Read
Means "YAHWEH is ruler" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament, including the father of Ezra.... Read
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Middle English form of ÆÐELRÆD. The name was very rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.... Read
Italian form of SEPTIMIUS.
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".... Read
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see KENZOU). Use of the name in France can probably be attributed to the fashion brand Kenzo, founded in 1970 by the Japanese-French designer Kenzo Takada (1939-).... Read
Turkish form of SHAMS AL-DIN.
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her maternal grandmother.... Read
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of GABRIEL.... Read
Means "loyal friend", from Indonesian setia kawan.
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA.
Italian feminine form of AMADEUS.
Probably from Old Norse kárr meaning "curly, curved". In Norse legend this is the name of a valkyrie.... Read
From Japanese 拓 (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" and 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Spanish diminutive of RODOLFO.
From the Old Norse name Oddbjǫrn, derived from the elements oddr "point of a sword" and bjǫrn "bear".... Read
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Derived from the old Hungarian name Csana, of unknown meaning. This was the name of an 11th-century ruler, also known as Cenad, of the Hungarian region that came to be called Csanád County (now split between Hungary and Romania).... Read
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.... Read
From Japanese 真 (shin) meaning "real, genuine" combined with 也 (ya) meaning "also", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.... Read