From Latin Iovianus, a Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Iovis (see JOVE). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor.
Means "morning glory (flower)" in Hungarian.
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
Old Norse form of TORUNN.
Meaning unknown, probably an invented name. This is the name of basketball player LeBron James (1984-).... Read
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman". A famous bearer of the surname was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher. The name has commonly been given in his honour in the United States. It also received a boost during the term... Read
From Apache chis meaning "oak, wood". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.... Read
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
From a surname that was a variant of LYNDON.
Alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).... Read
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
From Greek Σιβυλλα (Sibylla), meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek and Roman legend the sibyls were ten female prophets who practiced at different holy sites in the ancient world. In later Christian theology, the sibyls were thought to have divine knowledge and were revered in much the same way as the... Read
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).... Read
Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning "living".... Read
Means "day" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified the daytime. According to Hesiod she was the daughter of Nyx, the personification of the night.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).... Read
Blend of Marx and Lenin. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... Read
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name JUANA.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).... Read
Roman family name that is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY).... Read
Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.... Read
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.... Read
Alternate transcription of Urdu محمود (see MEHMUD).... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكيل (see SHAKIL).... Read
Form of ATTILA used in the medieval German saga the 'Nibelungenlied'. In the story Etzel is a fictional version of Attila the Hun.... Read
Feminine form of ALF (1).
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 雪 (tuyết) meaning "snow".... Read
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see THOR). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of WARWICK.
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
Form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW) used in the English Old Testament, where it belongs to a few minor characters.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 碧 (bích) meaning "bluish green".... Read
Means "YAHWEH has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.... Read
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".... Read
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic or Celtic name, possibly Germanic WIDOGAST. This was the name of a 6th-century saint who helped to convert the Frankish king Clovis to Christianity.... Read
Means "far away" in Finnish.
Means "friend of god" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and θεος (theos) "god".... Read
Russian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Modern Scandinavian form of RAGNVALDR.
Elaborated form of SHARON.
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic مأمون (see MAMUN).... Read
German, Scandinavian, Polish and Slovene form of CONRAD.... Read
Hungarian form of THEODORE.
Means "perceptive" in Hebrew. This name was borne by two kings of Hazor in the Old Testament.... Read
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
Means "sand" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.... Read
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and mari "famous".... Read
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).... Read
Portuguese form of WALTER.
Means "Adad is my helper", from the god's name ADAD combined with Akkadian nērāru meaning "helper". This name was borne by three kings of the Assyrian Empire.... Read
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) "over". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan who presided over the sun and light. By Theia he was the father of the sun god Helios, the moon goddess Selene, and the dawn goddess Eos.... Read
From Sino-Korean 慧 (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters that are pronounced in the same way. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character. A notable bearer was a 6th-century king of Baekje.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 純 (thuần) meaning "pure, clean, simple".... Read
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of DANIEL.
Old Germanic form of REYNARD.
Means "beautiful" in Indonesian.
From Japanese 陽 (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", 春 (haru) meaning "spring" or 晴 (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.... Read
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.... Read
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Irish cú "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.... Read
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit. It can also be a Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA.... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and PAUL. A famous bearer was the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).... Read
Polish feminine form of FREDERICK.
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) meaning "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show... Read
Italian form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
Romanian form of EUSEBIUS.
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "seventh" in Latin.... Read
Russian form of THEOPHILUS.
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIRA.