Croatian form of CHRISTOPHER.
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").... Read
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.... Read
Icelandic form of TORBJÖRN.
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see DANIYAH).... Read
From Gaelic caol "slender". In Irish legend Cáel was a warrior of the Fianna and the lover of Créd.... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννη (see GIANNI).... Read
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "settlement of free men" in Old English.... Read
Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson as the name of the Lady of the Lake in his Arthurian epic 'Idylls of the King' (1859). Tennyson may have based it on VIVIENNE, but it possibly arose as a misreading of NINIAN. A famous bearer was British actress Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), who played... Read
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Helle was the daughter of Athamus and Nephele. She and her brother Phrixus escaped sacrifice by fleeing on the back of a golden ram, but during their flight she fell off and drowned in the strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of... Read
Alternate transcription of Yiddish ריינאַ (see REINA (2)).... Read
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).... Read
Persian form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
Variant and feminine form of WOB.
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious", from the roots יוֹ (yo) referring to the Hebrew God and חָנַן (chanan) meaning "to be gracious". The Hebrew form occurs in the Old Testament... Read
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
Means "intellectual" in Arabic.
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its... Read
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
Means "condor of the sun" in Mapuche.
Means "desire, passion" in Kazakh.
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
From Sino-Korean 賢 (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or 炫 (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with 廷 (jeong) meaning "court" or 貞 (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.... Read
Croatian diminutive of ROZALIJA.
Combination of ABU and FADL. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.... Read
Feminine form of CHANDRAKANT.
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
From the Old English name Wigstan, composed of the elements wig "battle" and stan "stone". This was the name of a 9th-century Anglo-Saxon saint. It became rare after the Norman Conquest, and in modern times it is chiefly known as the first name of the British poet W. H. Auden... Read
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
Spanish and European Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
Possibly means "son of pain" in Tupi. This is the name of the son of Iracema and Martim in the novel 'Iracema' (1865) by José de Alencar.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian پیروز (see PIRUZ).... Read
From French gentille meaning "noble, aristocratic". This is the name of a gossipy matchmaker in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on late 19th-century stories by Sholem Aleichem. Due to the character, this name has also acquired the meaning "gossiper".... Read
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Василина (see VASYLYNA).... Read
Means "war" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha).... Read
Germanic name derived from the elements amal meaning "work, labour" and ric meaning "power". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.... Read
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.... Read
Feminine form of ALBINUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.... Read
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see TAGUHI).... Read
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he... Read
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
Possibly connected to Greek λαλεω (laleo) "to talk, to chatter", or the Latin term Lares referring to minor guardian gods. In Roman mythology Larunda or Lara was a water nymph who was overly talkative. She revealed to Juno that her husband Jupiter was having an affair with Juturna, so Jupiter... Read
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.... Read
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
Russian form of MODESTUS.
From an Old Testament place name meaning "heap of witness" in Hebrew. This was a mountainous region east of the Jordan River. Besides being a place name, it is also borne by people in the Bible.... Read
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".... Read
German diminutive of KATHERINE.
Old Germanic form of RAYNER.
French form of SCHOLASTICA.
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
From the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.... Read
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
Means "lily of the valley" in Turkish (species Convallaria majalis).... Read
Bulgarian form of YVETTE.
Means "white flower" in Mayan.
Bosnian form of SABAH UD-DIN.
From a surname that was originally from an Old English place name meaning "settlement on the River Glyme". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).... Read
Derived from Finnish hiljaisuus meaning "silence".
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".... Read
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.... Read
Turkish form of SABAH UD-DIN.
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength" combined with देव (deva) meaning "god". Baladeva (also called Balarama) is the name of the older brother of the Hindu god Krishna.... Read
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
Anglicized form of ELISEDD.
Possibly from a Northwest Caucasian word meaning "light". This was a name of Giorgi IV, a 13th-century king of Georgia.... Read
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) "army, soldiers".... Read