From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "fenced wood" in Old English.
Masculine form of NATALIA.
From an old Slavic name that was derived from an element meaning "good" combined with slava "glory".... Read
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from LLEU. This name appears in the 14th-century poem 'Marwnad Lleucu Llwyd', written by Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen for his deceased lover Lleucu Llwyd.... Read
From Japanese 直 (nao) meaning "straight" and 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" (usually feminine) or 己 (mi) meaning "self" (usually masculine). Other kanji combinations can also form this name.... Read
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".... Read
Portuguese diminutive of MANUELA.
Hungarian form of BERNARD.
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) that is devoted to the Virgin Mary.... Read
From Turkic el meaning "country, society" combined with the Persian suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".... Read
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us", from the roots עִם ('im) meaning "with" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and... Read
Western Armenian transcription of GAREN.
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
Derived from Irish Gaelic biorach meaning "sharp". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.... Read
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his... Read
Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.... Read
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).... Read
From the Baltic elements tauta "intelligent" and vyd "to see".... Read
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".... Read
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
Means "flower" in Hungarian.
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.... Read
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" and 穂 (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
From the Greek Μεδουσα (Medousa), which was derived from μεδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to... Read
Catalan form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
Modern Irish form of CONCHOBAR.
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
From the Roman cognomen Crispinus, which was derived from the name CRISPUS. Saint Crispin was a 3rd-century Roman who was martyred with his twin brother Crispinian in Gaul. They are the patrons of shoemakers. They were popular saints in England during the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been... Read
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hilly land". This was the surname of American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It is also the name of an American city, which was founded by surveyor Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806).... Read
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".... Read
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.... Read
French form of the Late Latin name Lupus meaning "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.... Read
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).... Read
From the name of the city of ASHUR, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, which is of unknown meaning. Ashur was the patron deity of the city and the chief god of Assyria.... Read
From a Welsh surname meaning "son of MADOC". It was brought to public attention when the actress Angelina Jolie gave this name to her adopted son in 2002.... Read
Means "fair, honest, just" in Arabic, from the root عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.... Read
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit अ (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink that gives immortality.... Read
Old Norse form of GUNVALD.
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see SHIB).... Read
Combination of ANNA and MIEKE.
Dutch, Scandinavian and Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).... Read
Lithuanian form of ANDREW.
Lithuanian form of ARNOLD.
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
Alternate transcription of Arabic داود (see DAWUD).... Read
Icelandic form of STEPHEN.
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FAUSTUS.
From the Old Norse elements há "high" and varðr "guardian, defender".... Read
Roman cognomen that was derived from TATIUS.
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King... Read
Used by Margaret Mitchell in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), where it is a combination of CAROLINE and IRENE.... Read
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
From the Greek Πριαμος (Priamos), possibly meaning "redeemed". In Greek legend Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and the father of many children including Hector and Paris.... Read
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
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
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
Portuguese form of EUSEBIUS.
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
Turkish form of SALIM. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.... Read
Old Slavic form of ALEXANDER.
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.... Read
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.