From an English surname that denoted one who lived on a heath. It was popularized as a given name by the character Heath Barkley from the 1960s television series 'The Big Valley'.
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).... Read
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप, Gujarati દીપા, Bengali দীপ or Gurmukhi ਦੀਪ (see DIP).... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지우 (see JI-U).... Read
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
Roman cognomen that was derived from SEVERUS.
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
Czech diminutive of BARBORA.
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
Means "warlike" or "fighter" in Irish Gaelic.
Derived from Greek παρασκευη (paraskeue) meaning "preparation" or "Friday" (being the day of preparation). This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred in Rome.... Read
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".... Read
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).... Read
From Old French Charles le Magne meaning "CHARLES the Great". This is the name by which the Frankish king Charles the Great (742-814) is commonly known.... Read
Means "storm, squall" in Turkish, ultimately related to Greek Βορεας (Boreas), the name of the god of the north wind.... Read
From Japanese 政 (masa) meaning "government" or 雅 (masa) meaning "elegant, graceful" combined with 志 (shi) meaning "will, purpose". Many other kanji combinations can form this name as well.... Read
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.... Read
Alternate transcription of Yiddish יודאל (see YUDEL).... Read
Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.... Read
Means "flower" in Finnish.
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".... Read
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
From Sino-Vietnamese 雲 (vân) meaning "cloud".... Read
Combination of ANNA and GRETE.
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.... Read
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
From Chinese 家 (jiā) meaning "home, family" combined with 豪 (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.... Read
Feminine form of HIPPOLYTOS. In Greek legend Hippolyte was the daughter of Ares, and the queen of the Amazons. She was killed by Herakles in order to obtain her magic girdle.... Read
Old Norse form of GUNBORG.
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννη (see GIANNI).... Read
Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint. Another famous bearer was Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570), a French Renaissance architect.... Read
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
Derived from the Germanic element era "honour, respect" or hari "army" combined with hard "brave, hardy". In some cases it may be a variant of EBERHARD.... Read
Feminine form of BOGUSŁAW.
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and sige "victory".... Read
Portuguese form of LEOCADIA.
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region that is now Romania and Moldova.... Read
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Кръстьо (see KRASTYO).... Read
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
Original Latin form of PATRICK.
Polish diminutive of ZUZANNA.
Germanic name derived from the element wig meaning "war".... Read
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
Latvian variant form of EDWARD.
Means "leader, chief" from Turkish ser "head, top" and kan "blood".... Read
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
Meaning unknown. This name was borne by a 17th-century chief of the Powhatan people. He was also known as Powhatan, as a result of confusion between his name and his birthplace.... Read
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Derived from Greek στρατος (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek philosopher.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.... Read
Scottish form of MUIRGEL.
Hungarian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
From Sanskrit मृदु (mridu) meaning "soft, delicate, gentle".... Read
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.... Read
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은정 (see EUN-JEONG).... Read
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.... Read
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".... Read
Old Germanic form of WOLFRAM.
Short form of LESLIE or LESTER.
Old Slavic form of ESTHER.
Means "gold mouth" in Georgian.
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.... Read
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.... Read
From an occupational surname meaning "weaver", derived from Old English webba.... Read
Lithuanian and Latvian form of EVE. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian word for a type of cherry tree (species Prunus padus).... Read
From Japanese 堅 (katashi) meaning "hard, firm" or other kanji and kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.... Read
From Sumerian nin-sumun-a(k) meaning "lady of the wild cow", derived from 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and the genitive form of 𒄢 (sumun) meaning "wild cow". In Sumerian mythology Ninsun was the divine mother of Gilgamesh.... Read
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.