Polish form of NICODEMUS.
Italian form of SILVESTER.
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
Means "grey lady" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend she was a poetess who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.... Read
From the Old Norse name Sverrir meaning "wild, swinging, spinning".... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements rad meaning "counsel" and bodo meaning "command, order".... Read
Feminine form of WŁADYSŁAW.
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He is the hero of the 'Ramayana', a Hindu epic, which tells of the abduction of his wife Sita by the demon king Ravana, and his efforts to recapture her.... Read
Dutch feminine form of JAN (1).
Germanic name derived from the element hrok meaning "rest". This was the name of a 14th-century French saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick.... Read
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
Feminine form of QUINTINUS.
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
Strictly feminine form of HUSNI.
Scottish variant of GRISELDA.
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see CHIRANJIVI).... Read
From the name of a mountain in Navarre in northern Spain, the site of the old monastery of San Salvador of Leyre. It is from Basque Leire, possibly derived from Latin legionarius meaning "pertaining to a legion".... Read
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian cognate of SNJEŽANA.... Read
Latvian variant of MĀRTIŅŠ.
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.... Read
From a Welsh place name meaning "great hill".
Means "he establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Simeon in the Old Testament. It was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple, Boaz being the other.... Read
Either from the name of the Irish county, which is derived from Irish cabhán "hollow", or else from the Irish surname CAVAN.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic جلال (see JALAL).... Read
Old Germanic form of HILDEGARD.
Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".... Read
Means "little blackbird", derived from Irish Gaelic lon "blackbird" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Modern masculine form of SUSHILA.
Means "wisdom ornament" in Mongolian.
Means "from the city of Sparta" in Latin. Spartacus was the name of a Thracian-born Roman slave who led a slave revolt in Italy in the 1st century BC. He was eventually killed in battle and many of his followers were crucified.... Read
Means "bunch, cluster" in Finnish.
Means "radiance of the moon" in Turkish.
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
Malay, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).... Read
Alternate transcription of Serbian Слађана (see SLAĐANA).... Read
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.... Read
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
From مهر (Mehr), the Persian word for MITHRA, combined with Persian آب (ab) "water". This is the name of a character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.... Read
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευστοργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word ευστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and στεργω (stergo) "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.... Read
From Polish złoto "gold", used as translation of Yiddish Golda.... Read
From Japanese 七 (shichi) meaning "seven" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the seventh son. Other kanji combinations can be possible.... Read
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.... Read
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
Biblical Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
Means "protector of Delhi" from Sanskrit दिल्ली (see DELHI) combined with प (pa) meaning "protecting". This is the name of several kings in Hindu texts.... Read
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.... Read
Georgian form of BARBARA.
Either a variant of RENÉE or a diminutive of names ending in reen.... Read
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
Basque form and Spanish variant of LEYRE.
Old Germanic form of WENDEL.
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.... Read
Means "memory" in Basque.
Means "she who bumps into things" or "she who puts things in place" in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri, was the first Native American Catholic saint.... Read
From a surname that was derived from the given name PIERS.... Read
From an English surname meaning "DICK (1)'s son".
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
From the Greek Μεδουσα (Medousa), which was derived from μεδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to... Read
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
French feminine form of SERGIUS.
From Sino-Vietnamese 慧 (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 蕙 (huệ) meaning "orchid".... Read
Means "beautiful, pleasant, radiant" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by Irish royalty.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).... Read
Probably a blend of SHONA and RHONDA.
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
Slovene form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
Roman family name that was derived from Latin maximus "greatest". Saint Maximus was a monk and theologian from Constantinople in the 7th century.... Read
From the Greek Ζεφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "the west wind". Zephyros was the Greek god of the west wind.... Read
Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. It was borne by the character Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843). Other famous bearers include American folk musician Bob Dylan (1941-) and Jamaican reggae musician Bob... Read
Meaning unknown, of Hurrian origin. This was the name of the Hurrian storm god. He was later conflated with the Hittite god Tarhunna.... Read
Swedish diminutive of BO (1).
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.