Short form of PHILIP and various other names beginning with Phil, often a Greek element meaning "friend, dear, beloved".... Read
Derived from Georgian მზე (mze) "sun".... Read
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
Dutch and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
Old English form of EDWIN.
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 七郎 (see SHICHIROU).... Read
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".... Read
From a surname meaning "lane, path", which originally belonged to a person who lived near a lane.... Read
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
Latinized form of MUHAMMAD.
Scottish Gaelic form of FINGAL.
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
Hungarian and Czech diminutive of ILONA.
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
From a surname that was originally a shortened form of various Gaelic surnames beginning with Mac or Mc (from Gaelic mac meaning "son"). It is also used as a generic slang term for a man.... Read
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
From a surname that was derived (via the place name CUINCHY) from the personal name QUINTIUS. A famous bearer was John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States, who was born in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts.... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century bishop of Cologne and saint.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see ZIYA).... Read
Feminine form of GOTELEIB. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.... Read
Means "little wolf" in Yiddish, a diminutive of װאָלףֿ (volf) meaning "wolf". This is a vernacular form of Zeev.... Read
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
Means "beautiful power", derived from the Greek elements καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty" and κρατος (kratos) meaning "power".... Read
Catalan form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
Alternate transcription of Arabic وحيد (see WAHID).... Read
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
Probably a variant of YOLANDA influenced by the Greek words ιολη (iole) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera 'Iolanthe' (1882).... Read
Modern Persian form of MITHRA.
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.... Read
Late Latin form of JACOB.
Portuguese form of WALTER.
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
Derived from Spanish bienvenido meaning "welcome".
Derived from the Old English elements eald "old" and gyð "battle".... Read
Derived from Greek ιφιος (iphios) "strong, stout" and γενης (genes) "born". In Greek myth Iphigenia was the daughter of King Agamemnon. When her father offended Artemis it was divined that the only way to appease the goddess was to sacrifice Iphigenia. Just as Agamemnon was about to sacrifice his daughter... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".... Read
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and an alternate transcription of Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (see YAAKOV).... Read
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
Ukrainian form of EUGENIA.
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".... Read
Old Germanic form of WALBURGA.
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.... Read
Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.... Read
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
Means "goddess" in Persian.
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκουργος (Lykourgos), derived from λυκος (lykos) "wolf" (genitive λυκου) and εργον (ergon) "work, deed". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator... Read
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
Lithuanian form of ARNOLD.
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
Alternate transcription of Russian Ипатий (see IPATIY).... Read
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place name in Berwickshire meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.... Read
Old English form of OSMOND.
Means "pure Turk" in Turkish.
Alternate transcription of Greek Αικατερινη (see EKATERINI).... Read
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".... Read
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
Italian form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
Medieval French form of IVO (1). This was the name of two French saints: an 11th-century bishop of Chartres and a 13th-century parish priest and lawyer, also known as Ivo of Kermartin, the patron saint of Brittany.... Read
Slovene variant of MATTHIAS.
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.... Read
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
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
Yiddish variant of HANNAH.
Late Latin name that was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) "most beautiful". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callixtus), including the 3rd-century Callistus I who is regarded as a saint.... Read