Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see FIRUZEH).... Read
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.... Read
German variant of INGEBORG.
Slovene feminine form of DAMIAN.
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".... Read
Old Germanic cognate of EOFORWINE.
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
Means "strong" in Turkish.
Feminine form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Meaning unknown. This name was borne by a 17th-century chief of the Powhatan people. He was also known as Powhatan, as a result of confusion between his name and his birthplace.... Read
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".... Read
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos), and κλεος (kleos) "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the... Read
From Lakota tȟašuŋke meaning "his horse". This forms the first part of the name of Tasunka Witko (1840-1877), translated as Crazy Horse, a Lakota war leader.... Read
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.... Read
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), the writer of 'Don Juan' and many other works.... Read
Combination of MARIA and ANGELA.
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
Probably from Middle Persian swhr "red" and ab "water". In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam. He was tragically slain in battle by his father, who was unaware he was fighting his own son.... Read
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".... Read
Means "pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجِّي (hajji) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj".... Read
From an English surname that was derived from place names meaning either "hay valley" or "hay hill", derived from Old English heg "hay" and denu "valley" or dun "hill".... Read
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Meaning unknown, presumably of Persian origin. Mani was a 3rd-century prophet who founded the religion of Manichaeism (which is now extinct).... Read
From a surname that was a variant of GRAHAM.
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
Latinate feminine form of STEPHEN.
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".... Read
Italian form of Iovis (see JOVE). This is the Italian name for the Roman god Jupiter.... Read
French form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".... Read
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.... Read
Galician form of the Visigothic name Hildiwara, which was composed of the Germanic elements hild "battle" and war "vigilant, cautious". This was the name of the mother of Saint Rosendo (10th century).... Read
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.... Read
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Galician form of VERÍSSIMO.
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
From a Danish surname meaning "son of JENS".
Means "privileged birth" from Celtic orbo "privileged" and gen "birth". In Welsh legend and Arthurian romances Urien is a king of Gore and the husband of Morgan le Fay.... Read
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
Old Germanic form of ALBERT. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia. He is known by his birth name Vojtěch in Czech and Wojciech in Polish.... Read
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and CLAUDE.
Latinized form of JOSIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.... Read
Possibly from Wernerius, a Latinized form of the Germanic name WERNER. This was the name of a 12th-century Italian scholar and jurist.... Read
Azerbaijani form of FIRUZEH.
Old Norse form of TORUNN.
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.... Read
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.... Read
From a surname, an Anglicized form of the Dutch de Raedt, derived from raet "advice, counsel". Margaret Mitchell used this name for the character Rhett Butler in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936).... Read
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
Combination of CHERYL and the popular name suffix lyn.... Read
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) meaning "rope" and उदर (udara) meaning "belly". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because his foster-mother tied him to a large urn.... Read
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the... Read
From Chinese 中 (zhōng) meaning "middle" or 忠 (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.... Read
Means "festive" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of the mother of Fionn mac Cumhail.... Read
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.... Read
From Japanese 優 (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or 悠 (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with 希 (ki) meaning "hope", 輝 (ki) meaning "brightness" or 生 (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.... Read
From the Late Latin name Gabinus, which possibly referred to the ancient city of Gabii in central Italy. Saint Gavino was martyred in Sardinia in the 3rd century.... Read
Dutch short form of HUBERT.
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).... Read
Form of MARK in several languages.
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young. Wilde may have taken it from the name of the ancient Greek tribe the Dorians, or from the surname... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name that was Latinized as Persius. The surname was borne by a noble English family, and it first used as a given name in their honour.... Read