German form of GODFREY. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Gottfried von Strassburg and the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the inventors of calculus.
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chief" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see SHAI).... Read
Derived from a misdivision of Spanish Santelmo meaning "saint ELMO". This name is given in honour of Pedro González Telmo, a 13th-century Spanish priest.... Read
From a surname meaning "stone clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the man who found David Livingstone in Africa. As a given name, it was borne by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), as well as... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبر (see JABR).... Read
Portuguese diminutive of ROSA (1).
Latin name that was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.... Read
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Contraction of SUSAN and ELLEN (1). Margaret Mitchell used this name in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), where it belongs to Scarlett's sister.... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 三郎 (see SABUROU).... Read
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
Means "approach" in Albanian.
Romanian form of CAROLUS. This was the name of two Romanian kings.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".... Read
Variant of ALVAH. A famous bearer of this name was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).... Read
Persian form of ABRAHAM. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
Old Persian form of CAMBYSES.
From Japanese 修 (osamu) meaning "discipline, study", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.... Read
From a surname, a Scots variant of REED.
Means "nurse" in Greenlandic.
From the Mongolian name Tsagadai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan, known as Chagatai in English.... Read
Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of JAMES, the patron saint of Spain. This is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.... Read
Latinized form of ASKLEPIOS.
From Japanese 昭 (akira) meaning "bright", 明 (akira) meaning "bright" or 亮 (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name. A famous bearer was the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), given name written 明.... Read
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
Feminine form of BRANISLAV.
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
From the Ottoman Turkish term levend, referring to a member of the navy, which is possibly ultimately derived from Italian levante "person from the eastern Mediterranean". The Turkish word has now come to mean "tall, handsome, roguish".... Read
Ancient Greek form of EUGENE.
Scandinavian form of ENOCH.
Czech diminutive of DAGMAR.
Yiddish short form of HADASSAH.
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".... Read
From Sino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and 珠 (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
Variant of JAMIE. The character Jaime Sommers from the television series 'The Bionic Woman' (1976-1978) helped to popularize the name. It can sometimes be given in reference to the French phrase j'aime meaning "I love", though it is pronounced differently.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
Italian form of PAMPHILOS. The Italian novelist Boccaccio used this name in his work 'The Decameron' (1350).... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.... Read
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due... Read
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 良一 or 亮一 (see RYOUICHI).... Read
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
From the Hebrew name Yehochanan, an extended form of Yochanan (see JOHN). It is borne by a few minor characters in the English Old Testament.... Read
Hungarian form of DOROTHEA.
From a Welsh surname that was derived from ap Rhys meaning "son of RHYS".... Read
Possibly from Arabic أصيلا (asila) meaning "late afternoon, evening".... Read
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
Means "battle, war" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.... Read
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.... Read
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian جمشید (see JAMSHID).... Read
Combination of MARIA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
Spanish and Portuguese form of HERBERT.
Masculine form of PRISCA.
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
Short form of ALBAER and other Limburgish names ending in baer, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN).... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly an elaboration of INA.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
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
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".... Read
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
From a Welsh place name meaning "moss town" in Old English.... Read
Old Germanic form (possibly) of OLEGARIO.
From a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was the American scout Kit Carson (1809-1868).... Read
Short form of RADZIMIERZ.
Derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon". This is another name of Rama.... Read
Means "ascension" in Basque.
Scottish form of BEATRICE.
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of ZORA.... Read
Modern Persian form of ANGRA MAINYU.
Croatian diminutive of ANTHONY.
Latinate form of CONCEPCIÓN.
From the name of an old Armenian city, of unknown meaning. Now in eastern Turkey, in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, though it was later abandoned and is now only ruins.... Read