From the Hebrew name חִזְקִיָהוּ (Chizqiyahu), which means "YAHWEH strengthens", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strength" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This name was borne by a powerful king of Judah who reigned in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of an ancestor of the prophet Zephaniah.
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
Feminine form of DOBROMIL.
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.... Read
French form of FRANK (1).
Possibly derived from Latin laetus meaning "glad". Otherwise, it could be a short form of names ending in leta.... Read
German feminine form of RAYMOND.
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
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
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".... Read
Old Norse form of INGEBORG.
Means "dominant" in Turkish.
From Sanskrit लावण्य (lavanya) meaning "beauty, loveliness, charm".... Read
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).... Read
Form of ATTILA used in the medieval German saga the 'Nibelungenlied'. In the story Etzel is a fictional version of Attila the Hun.... Read
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δημος (demos) "the people" and στρατος (stratos) "army".... Read
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".... Read
Lithuanian form of RICHARD.
Derived from Latin melior meaning "better".
Russian form of DEMETRIUS. Dmitriy Mendeleev (1834-1907) was the Russian chemist who devised the periodic table.... Read
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous... Read
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.... Read
Icelandic form of FINN (2).
Old Germanic form of REMBRANDT.
From a German surname that was derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".... Read
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".... Read
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
Diminutive of BEYLE. This is the name of a daughter of Tevye in late 19th-century Yiddish stories by Sholem Aleichem, on which the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' was based.... Read
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".... Read
Hungarian form of MATTHEW.
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).... Read
Possibly from Hungarian álom "dream", though perhaps of Turkic origin meaning "bought". This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the... Read
Hungarian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Combination of CARLA and LISA.
Derived from Irish Gaelic biorach meaning "sharp". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian فریدون (see FEREYDOUN).... Read
Germanic form of HUMBERT.
Means "archangel" in Italian.
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).... Read
Scandinavian form of BERTILO or BERTHOLD.
From Japanese 八 (hachi) meaning "eight" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the eighth son. Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".... Read
From a surname that was taken from a place name meaning "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English.... Read
From Japanese 桜 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Chechen and Ingush form of AHMAD.
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".... Read
Late Latin name meaning "of the sky, heavenly".
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.... Read
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of... Read
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
Scottish Gaelic form of HENRY.
Means "she who shapes" in Kikuyu. In Kikuyu mythology Mumbi was the wife of Gikuyu and the mother of his nine daughters.... Read
Feminine form of ZDZISŁAW.
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
From Sino-Korean 恩 (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or 銀 (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.... Read
Old Germanic form of VAUQUELIN.
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.... Read
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".... Read