Possibly means "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서준 (see SEO-JUN).... Read
Form of OLYMPIAS in several languages.
Germanic form of WIELAND.
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
Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
Derived from Spanish alondra meaning "lark".
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
This was a Roman praenomen, or given name, used predominantly by the Claudia family. Its etymology is unknown. A famous bearer of this name was Appius Claudius Caecus, a Roman statesman of the 3rd century BC. He was responsible for the Aqua Appia (the first Roman aqueduct) and the Appian... Read
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
Hungarian form of CORNELIUS.
In the case of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it is derived from the Italian musical term con dolcezza meaning "with sweetness".... Read
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
Serbian form of SNJEŽANA.
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.... Read
From a surname that was derived (via the place name CUINCHY) from the personal name QUINTIUS. A famous bearer was John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States, who was born in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts.... Read
From an Irish surname that was an Anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".... Read
Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). Douglas was originally a place name (for example, a tributary of the River Clyde), which then became a Scottish clan name borne by a... Read
From Chinese 太 (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.... Read
Feminine form of OLYMPOS. This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint.... Read
Feminine form of ZDRAVKO.
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of RICHARD.
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.... Read
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Румяна (see RUMYANA).... Read
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
Italian and French form of ALCIDES.
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
Portuguese diminutive of JOÃO.
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from PHAENNA.
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
Portuguese form of ODILIA.
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
Feminine form of RABI (1). This can also be another way of transcribing the name رابعة (see RAABI'A).... Read
Latinized form of GEORGIOS.
From the Turkish name for the Nile River, derived from Greek Νειλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river".... Read
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.... Read
From Japanese 優 (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", 悠 (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely", 勇 (yuu) meaning "brave", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Feminine form of FLAVIAN.
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).... Read
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.... Read
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the... Read
Means "victorious" in Esperanto.
Latinized form of Greek Πλουτων (Plouton), derived from πλουτος (ploutos) meaning "wealth". This was an alternate name of Hades, the god of the underworld. This is also the name of a dwarf planet (formerly designated the ninth planet) in the solar system.... Read
Modern spelling of BÉBINN.
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their... Read
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.... Read
From Japanese 修 (osamu) meaning "discipline, study", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.... Read
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
Latinized form of Greek Αγαθινος (Agathinos), derived from αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good".... Read
Czech and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN.
From the name of the region of Lothian in southern Scotland, of unknown meaning. A king of Lothian by this name appears in early Latin and Welsh texts (as Leudonus and Lewdwn respectively). He was inserted into Arthurian legend by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, who makes him the... Read
Probably an Anglicized form of Degaré. Sir Degaré was the subject of a medieval poem set in Brittany. The name may mean "lost one" from French égaré.... Read
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see MIRČE).... Read
Turkish form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
Combination of BATU and Turkish han meaning "khan, ruler, leader", referring to the 13th-century Mongol ruler Batu Khan.... Read
Italian and Portuguese form of QUINTINUS.
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAI (1)).... Read
Finnish short form of ALEXANDER.
Short form of Frisian names beginning with the Germanic element frid "peace".... Read
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".... Read