Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.... Read
Lithuanian form of GABRIEL.
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by the Brazilian archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) who was noted for his charity. It could be from the name of the Dutch town of Den Helder (possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch). Alternatively, it might be derived from the Germanic given name HULDERIC.... Read
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.... Read
Old Germanic form of SIEGLINDE.
Means "strong" in Javanese.
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
Slovak and Slovene form of STEPHEN.
Meaning unknown, created in the 20th century. The name is borne by the British singer Petula Clark (1932-), whose name was invented by her father.... Read
Means "with God" in Shona.
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.... Read
Combination of AYŞE and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).... Read
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.... Read
Means "from the city of Sparta" in Latin. Spartacus was the name of a Thracian-born Roman slave who led a slave revolt in Italy in the 1st century BC. He was eventually killed in battle and many of his followers were crucified.... Read
German cognate of ALBERT.
Anglicized form of RÉAMANN.
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) "pride".... Read
Derived from Hebrew הָלַל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Jewish scholar Hillel the Elder.... Read
Latin name that was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.... Read
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
Italian form of COSMAS. A famous bearer was Cosimo de' Medici, the 15th-century founder of Medici rule in Florence, who was a patron of the Renaissance and a successful merchant. Other members of the Medici family have also borne this name.... Read
Mongolian form of ÇAĞATAY.
Derived from Finnish hiljaisuus meaning "silence".
Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It is often regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning "man". It was frequently used in fairy tales and nursery rhymes, such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk',... Read
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.... Read
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
Means "maiden's voice", derived from Greek παρθενος (parthenos) "maiden, virgin" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek legend this is the name of one of the Sirens who enticed Odysseus.... Read
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.... Read
Short form of BENEDIKTAS or BENJAMINAS.
Feminine form of WILFRED.
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Fulgentius, which meant "shining" from Latin fulgens. Saint Fulgentius was a 6th-century bishop from Tunisia who was a friend of Saint Augustine.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of ROSE.... Read
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.... Read
From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.... Read
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament this is the name of the Jewish high priest who condemns Jesus.... Read
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.... Read
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".... Read
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou "wolf" and a diminutive suffix. The surname was borne by American poet and satirist James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic زيد (see ZAYD).... Read
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".... Read
Original Latin form of GILES.
Modern German form of WIGAND.
From the Old Norse name Hálfdan, composed of the elements hálfr "half" and Danr "Dane", originally a nickname for a person who was half Danish.... Read
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".... Read
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
Short form of BOGDANA, YORDANA or GORDANA.
Means "harvest, culture" in Turkish.
Variant or feminine form of ALAN.
Biblical Hebrew form of REBECCA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.... Read
Feminine form of SHADI (1).
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi भावना, Kannada ಭಾವನಾ or Malayalam ഭാവന (see BHAVANA).... Read
Lithuanian form of AMELIA.
Means "well-mannered" in Turkish.
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.... Read
Means either "fair spear" or "fair hair" in Welsh. The first element is either rhon "spear" or rhawn "(coarse) hair", and the second element is gwen "fair, white, blessed".... Read
Possibly derived from the South Slavic word dejati meaning "to act, to do". Otherwise it may be related to Latin deus "god".... Read
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).... Read