Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
Latvian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.... Read
Medieval short form of EUSTACE. As a modern name it is typically a short form of STACY.... Read
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and bern "bear".... Read
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
Meaning unknown, of Nuu-chah-nulth (also known as Nootka) origin. This was the name of a late 18th-century chief of the Mowachaht.... 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 the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αυρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.... Read
Old Norse form of HALVARD.
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and hild "battle".... Read
Short form of GIUSEPPE or GIUSEPPA.
Italian variant of AMADEUS. This was the name of a 19th-century king of Spain (born in Italy).... Read
Combination of GIANNI and LUCA (1).
Old English cognate of WILLAMAR.
Belarusian variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
Hungarian form of ANNETTE.
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT. It is also associated with Greek monos "one" and Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' (in which case it is a contraction of Italian ma donna meaning "my lady").... Read
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or 舞 (mai) meaning "dance" combined with 央 (o) meaning "center", 緒 (o) meaning "thread" or 桜 (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
Old Germanic form of HEILWIG.
Means "lives, inhabits" in Turkish.
Alternate transcription of Persian کورش (see KUROSH).... Read
Old Germanic form of ROSALIND.
Old Norse form of REIDUN.
Means "from clay" in Yolngu.
Old Germanic form of SIEGHILD.
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.... Read
Means "she holds the ice" in Mohawk.
Medieval German form of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.... 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
This was the name assumed by the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan monk Miguel José Serra, a missionary to California. He named himself after one of Saint Francis's companions, who was named from Latin iuniperus "juniper".... Read
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.... Read
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
Greek masculine form of CLEOPATRA.
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
Spanish and Portuguese form of FERDINAND.
From an old Slavic name derived from the elements sem "family" and vit "lord, master". This was the name of a legendary Piast prince of Poland. It was also borne by several other Piast rulers.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Матвей (see MATVEY).... Read
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
Means "silver" in Arabic.
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).... Read
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
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
Derived from Igbo chi "god, spiritual being" and ukwu "great". In Igbo mythology Chukwu is the supreme god who created the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name for the Christian god.... Read
From the name of the mythological ancestor of the Finns, which is of unknown meaning. The name of the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' means "the land of Kalevi".... Read
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Росица (see ROSITSA).... Read
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
Means "daughter of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from the roots בַּת (bat) meaning "daughter" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Pharaoh. She is traditionally equated with the pharaoh's daughter who drew Moses from the Nile.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic سنيّة (see SANIYYA).... Read
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with laic "play". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.... Read
French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
Modern Hebrew transcription of MESHULLAM.
Alternate transcription of Arabic وسيم (see WASIM).... Read
Portuguese form of RONALD. A notable bearer is the retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (1976-), who is commonly known only by his first name.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطاء الله (see ATAULLAH).... Read
Means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank". In Islamic tradition الشكور (al-Shakur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Possibly from Sanskrit रीण (rina) meaning "melted".... Read
Italian form of Lanzo (see LANCE).
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.... Read
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).... Read
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His... Read
Roman family name meaning "tall" in Latin. This was the name of a 2nd-century philosopher who wrote against Christianity. It was also borne by an early saint martyred with Nazarius in Milan.... Read
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
Derived from Hungarian szent meaning "holy, saint".... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".... Read
Means "little wolf", derived from Gaelic fáel "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint who did missionary work in Scotland.... Read
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and دار (dar) meaning "possessor".... Read
Limburgish short form of HERMAN.
Latvian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.