Roman family name meaning "eighth" from Latin octavus. This was the original family name of the emperor Augustus (born Gaius Octavius). It was also rarely used as a Roman praenomen, or given name.
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it... Read
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
Finnish feminine form of CYRUS.
Means "captain" in Hawaiian.
Germanic form of WIELAND.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Bible this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).... Read
Combination of ANA and SOFÍA.
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
Feminine form of LEONTIUS.
Means "fair lady" in Irish Gaelic. This name was borne by several characters in Irish mythology, including a goddess of childbirth.... Read
Germanic name derived from the element wig meaning "war".... Read
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.... Read
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.... Read
Alternate transcription of Persian آرزو (see AREZOO).... Read
Means "proud" in Esperanto.
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
Old Norse form of SONDRE.
From the Old Norse Alvíss meaning "all wise". In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned... Read
From a Dutch surname that was derived from the given name HENDRIK. A famous bearer of the surname was the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).... Read
Feminine form of WOJCIECH.
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".... Read
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see MIRČE).... Read
Latinized form of Greek Πολυξενη (Polyxene), which was from the word πολυξενος (polyxenos) meaning "entertaining many guests, very hospitable", itself derived from πολυς (polys) "many" and ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest". In Greek legend she was a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, beloved by Achilles. After the Trojan War, Achilles' son... Read
Modern Hebrew form of SAUL.
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.... Read
Used by the English author Ouida (1839-1908), born Marie Louise Ramé to a French father. Ouida was a pseudonym that arose from her own childhood pronunciation of her middle name LOUISE.... Read
From the Hebrew name נֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad. In English this name is typically spelled the same as the name of the male biblical character Noah, though in Hebrew they are written distinctly.... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 廉 (liêm) meaning "clean, honest, upright".... Read
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.... Read
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.... Read
Italian form of VICTORINUS.
Old Germanic (Frankish) form of DIETMAR.
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD.
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and ανθος (anthos) "flower".... Read
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
From Japanese 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection" and 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.... Read
Croatian and Serbian cognate of SREČKO.
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.... Read
Lithuanian form of ARTHUR.
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name that meant "ash tree town" in Old English.... Read
Georgian form of THEODORE.
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
Slovene form of FREDERICK.
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of HILARION.
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".... Read
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".... Read
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
French feminine form of FLORIAN.
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".... Read
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.... Read
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
Old Irish byname meaning "helpful".
Means "fragrant" in Comanche. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Comanche.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic زليخا (see ZULAYKHA).... Read