Recently created name, possibly a blend of JAMAL and LAMAR. It has been in general use in America since the 1970s.
From Reginaldus, a Latinized form of REYNOLD.
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
Modern Irish form of EMER.
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund "war" and salv, of unknown meaning.... Read
From Japanese 沙 (sa) meaning "sand" or 紗 (sa) meaning "thread, silk" with 也 (ya) meaning "also" or 耶 (ya), an interjection, combined with 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" or 加 (ka) meaning "increase". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations. It is often written using the hiragana... Read
From the Old English elements dunn "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury. It was occasionally used in the Middle Ages, though it died out after the 16th century. It was revived by the Tractarian movement in the 19th century.... Read
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
Catalan variant form of RAYMOND.
Old Norse form of BO (1).
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see GRIGORIY).... Read
Derived from the Slavic element bogu "god" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Portuguese form of THADDEUS.
Feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
From a surname that originally came from a place name that meant "broad ford" in Old English.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and swinth "strength". This was the name of a 10th-century nun from Saxony who wrote several notable poems and dramas.... Read
Estonian form of KALEVA. This was the name of a hero in Estonian mythology.... Read
Alternate transcription of Yiddish הירש (see HIRSH).... Read
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.... Read
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
Invented name, a prefixed form of ANDRA.
Means "little leaf" in Greenlandic.
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of ELISABETH.
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and frewi meaning "reconciliation, peace". This was the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint and martyr.... Read
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.... Read
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).... Read
Latinized form of AGLAIA.
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).... Read
Old Germanic form of HERMENEGILDO.
Original Akkadian form of SARGON.
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.... Read
Russian form of METROPHANES.
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly sebe meaning "for oneself", combined with slava "glory". This name (in the Czech form Soběslav) was borne by two 12th-century dukes of Bohemia.... Read
Contraction of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.... Read
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese 英 (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian شهرزاد (see SHAHRAZAD).... Read
German form of CHARLES. Two noteworthy bearers of the name were the German mathematician Carl Gauss (1777-1855), who made contributions to number theory and algebra as well as physics and astronomy, and the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961), who founded analytical psychology. It was imported to America in the 19th... Read
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.... Read
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".... Read
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
Semitic form of DUMUZI. The name of the god appears in the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament.... Read
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century... Read
In the case of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it is derived from the Italian musical term con dolcezza meaning "with sweetness".... Read
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
Means "young" in Turkish.
Turkish form of SAMI (2).
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.... Read
Roman family name that was derived from SEVERUS. Severinus was the name of many early saints, including a 6th-century Roman philosopher martyred by the Ostrogothic king Theodoric. It was also borne by a pope.... Read
From Sino-Korean 明 (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" combined with 淑 (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Russian form of THEODORA.
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
From Sino-Vietnamese 寶 (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".... Read
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
From the Old Norse byname Erlendr, which was derived from ørlendr meaning "foreigner".... Read
Italian form of PRUDENTIUS.
Feminine form of RADOMIR.
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".... Read
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.... Read
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.... Read
Anglicized form of SÉAMUS.
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
Latinized form of ROCCO, used in occasionally German and Dutch.... Read
From a surname meaning "garden" in Old Norse, originally denoting one who lived near or worked in a garden.... Read
Italian form of LEONTIOS.
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".... Read
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.