Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
Bosnian form of ALA AL-DIN.
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.... Read
Combination of MARIA and JOSÉ, the names of the parents of Jesus.... Read
Czech form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Семён (see SEMYON).... Read
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
Short form of JANET, JANICE, and other names beginning with Jan.... Read
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
Feminine form of AMIR (2).
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.... Read
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
From a surname, an Americanized form of the German surname Brändle, ultimately from Old High German brant "fire".... Read
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This... Read
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans, which meant "enduring".... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian مژده (see MOZHDEH).... Read
Feminine form of TEÀRLACH.
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
Means "eagle, falcon" in Quechua.
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.... Read
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
Irish short form of WILLIAM. It became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, and elsewhere in Europe and the Americas after that.... Read
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element gast meaning "stranger, guest". This is the usual French name for Saint Vedastus, called Vaast in Flemish, and alternatively the name may be connected to it. The name was also borne by several counts of Foix-Béarn, beginning in the 13th century.... Read
From the name of the river that flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". In the New Testament John the Baptist baptizes Jesus Christ in its waters, and it... Read
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.... Read
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.... Read
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
Means "lord of Rama", derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit ईश्वर (ishvara) meaning "lord, god". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.... Read
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". In the New Testament this name is mentioned briefly as belonging to a companion of Tryphena.... Read
Means "YAHWEH will establish" in Hebrew. This is another name (with the same meaning) of the Judean king Jehoiachin.... Read
Danish form of CHRISTINA.
Latinized form of Greek Γλαυκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey". This was the name of a Greek sea god, as well as other characters in Greek legend.... Read
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".... Read
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
Means "thunder" in Slavic. In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning, sometimes worshipped as the primary god. The oak was his sacred tree.... Read
Combination of the name ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan, which means "ruler, leader".... Read
Portuguese form of Plinius (see PLINY).
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus, which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.... Read
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
From the Baltic elements al "each" and girdas "rumour, news". This was the name of a 14th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania.... Read
French form of ATHANASIUS.
From Chinese 家 (jiā) meaning "home, family" combined with 豪 (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.... Read
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.... Read
Means "twin" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of death. He is also regarded as the first mortal being, or in other words, the first person to die. This name is related to Persian Jam.... Read
Modern Greek transcription of MICHAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see MIKHAIL).... Read
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
From the Old Norse name Þórleifr meaning "Thor's descendant" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leifr "descendant, heir".... Read
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.... Read
Romanian form of the Roman name Pompilius, which is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY). Numa Pompilius was the legendary second king of Rome (after Romulus).... Read
Derived from Latin tace meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.... Read
Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.... Read
Georgian diminutive of VERA (1).
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Greek feminine form of NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a Greek-speaking woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.... Read
Portuguese form of DOROTHEA.
Turkish form of SALAH AL-DIN.
Roman family name of unknown meaning, possibly of Sabine origin. According to Roman legend, Titus Tatius was an 8th-century BC king of the Sabines who came to jointly rule over the Romans and Sabines with the Roman king Romulus.... Read
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Azerbaijani form of ZAYNAB.
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
Combination of JOANNE and ANDREA (2).