Alternate transcription of Persian شهریار (see SHAHRIYAR).... Read
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and gast "stranger, guest".... Read
Finnish feminine form of LOUIS.
Means "hero" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit वीर (vira).... Read
Portuguese feminine form of CUSTODIO.
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".... Read
Feminine form of DOMINIC.
From a surname that was a variant STERLING.
Diminutive of CAOMH. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.... Read
Medieval variant of JOYCE, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "ore hill" in Old English.... Read
Means "beautiful" in French. It has been occasionally used as an American given name since the late 19th century. It appears in Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) as the name of Ashley and Melanie's son.... Read
Perhaps a variant of GWYNETH. Sir Walter Scott used this name for the daughter of King Arthur in his work 'The Bridal of Triermain' (1813).... Read
Modern Persian form of Avestan Verethragna meaning "victory over resistance". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with victory and war. This name was borne by several Sassanid emperors. It is also the Persian name for the planet Mars.... Read
Possibly means "light of the assembly" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.... Read
Russian form of the Greek name Ευφεμιος (Euphemios), the masculine form of EUPHEMIA.... Read
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in... Read
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
In the case of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it is derived from the Italian musical term con dolcezza meaning "with sweetness".... Read
Contracted form of FRANCESCA.
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given... Read
Macedonian form of ŽARKO.
Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.... Read
Germanic name composed of the elements wald "rule" and beraht "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century French saint (called Valbert or Gaubert in French).... Read
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
From Chinese 健 (jiàn) meaning "build, establish" combined with 宏 (hóng) meaning "wide, spacious, great, vast". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.... Read
Means "be humble" in Shona.
Old Germanic form (possibly) of OLEGARIO.
Dutch form of KATHERINE, used especially in Flanders.... Read
Danish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENA.
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.... Read
Means "face, visage" in Persian.
Means "archer" in Turkish.
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".... Read
Derived from Brythonic boud meaning "victory". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans. Eventually her forces were defeated and she committed suicide. Her name is first recorded in Roman histories, as Boudicca by Tacitus and Βουδουικα (Boudouika)... Read
Italian feminine form of BERNARD.
Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays 'The Barber of Seville' (1775), 'The Marriage of Figaro' (1784) and 'The Guilty Mother' (1792). Beaumarchais may have based the character's name on the French phrase fils Caron meaning "son of Caron", which was his own... Read
Roman family name that was a derivative of the given name LUCIUS. This was the family name of the 2nd-century BC Roman satirist Gaius Lucilius.... Read
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".... Read
Greek feminine form of PETER.
From Turkish er "brave man" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".... Read
Belarusian form of NADEZHDA.
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.... Read
Scandinavian form of KATHERINE.
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.... Read
French feminine form of CAELINUS. This name can also function as a short form of MARCELINE.... Read
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THUTMOSE.
From Chinese 东 (dōng) meaning "east", 栋 (dòng) meaning "pillar, beam", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
Slovak and Polish diminutive of SUSANNA.
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
Alternate transcription of Arabic هدى (see HUDA).... Read
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.... Read
Means "born on Friday" in Swahili.
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.... Read
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).... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.
Macedonian form of EUGENIA.
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
Possibly means "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.... Read
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.... Read
Portuguese form of DOMINIC.
Alternate transcription of Hindi देव (see DEV).... Read
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.... Read