Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
Greek variant of IRIS, from the genitive form Ιριδος (Iridos).... Read
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Romanian form of ATHANASIUS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian حامد (see HAMID (2)).... Read
From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), from ευ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek αδνος (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.... Read
Roman family name, a derivative of ANTONIUS.
French diminutive of BERTHA.
Means "multitude of land" from Welsh il "multitude" and tud "land, people". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded the abbey of Llanilltud in Glamorgan.... Read
From Japanese 登 (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.... Read
Form of BERTHA in several languages.
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
Catalan diminutive of MARIA.
Possibly from a Northwest Caucasian word meaning "light". This was a name of Giorgi IV, a 13th-century king of Georgia.... Read
German variant of MATHILDE.
Means "watery" in Sanskrit.
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.... Read
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.... Read
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.... Read
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".... Read
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN.
Latinized form of PHOTINE.
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.... Read
Modern Danish form of the name Pridbjørn, which was a medieval Scandinavian form of the Slavic (Wendish) name Pridbor, which was derived from Slavic prid "first" and borti "battle". It was imported into Danish via the medieval Putbus family, who were Slavic nobles from Rügen in Pomerania.... Read
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
Means "falcon" in Persian, referring more specifically to the Barbary falcon (species Falco pelegrinoides). The bird's name is a derivative of Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king".... Read
From Japanese 愛 (mana) meaning "love, affection" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" or 海 (mi) meaning "sea, ocean". Other kanji combinations are possible.... Read
From a surname, itself derived from the given name MICHAEL or in some cases from Middle English michel meaning "big, large".... Read
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
Feminine form of KASIMIR.
Scottish form of Þórketill (see TORKEL).... Read
Means "little bare one", derived from Irish Gaelic lomm "bare" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a nephew of Saint Patrick.... Read
Latvian form of ELIZABETH.
Alternate transcription of Persian ژاله (see ZHALEH).... Read
Means "lion" in Tamazight.
From a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain".... Read
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with... Read
Short form of ELISABETH or ELIZABETH.
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
From the Old Norse name Bóthildr, derived from bót "remedy" and hildr "battle".... Read
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine, which meant "dear friend". The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection and subsequently revolutionized biology.... Read
Masculine form of CVETKA.
Derived from Old Norse valr "the dead" and dís "goddess".... Read
Feminine form of TACITUS.
Form of Antonius (see ANTHONY) used in various languages.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of DANIEL.
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar) meaning "cleaver of the spine". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.... Read
Greek feminine form of PETER.
Late Latin form of JACOB.
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
Feminine form of FRANÇOIS.
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.... Read
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).... Read
Lithuanian form of CAROLUS.
Latinized form of the Greek name Ειρηναιος (Eirenaios), which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.... Read
Polish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".... Read
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.... Read
From Sino-Korean 英 (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", 映 (yeong) meaning "reflect light" or 泳 (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with 浩 (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or 皓 (ho) meaning "bright, luminous, clear, hoary". Other hanja combinations are possible.... Read
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
Limburgish short form of PITTER.
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements bjǫrn "bear" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".... Read
Means "soul, life" in Turkish, from Persian جان (jan).... Read
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and noð "boldness, daring". This name became rare after the Norman Conquest.... Read
From a surname that was a variant of OSBORN.
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).... Read
Means "water lily" in Persian.
Portuguese form of ERICA.
From the Greek name Ξενοκρατης (Xenokrates), which was derived from ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest" and κρατος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.... Read
Georgian form of Terentius (see TERENCE). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Терентий (see TERENTIY).... Read
From Greek νεφος (nephos) meaning "cloud". In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of... Read