Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.... Read
From a surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).... Read
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".... Read
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
Roman cognomen meaning "rooster" in Latin. It could also refer to a person from Gaul (Latin Gallia). This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint, a companion of Saint Columbanus, who later became a hermit in Switzerland.... Read
Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
Uyghur elaboration of PATIME using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
Old Norse form of TORKEL.
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL".... Read
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and жан (zhan) meaning "soul" (of Persian origin).... Read
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλαω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.... Read
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ANTHELM.
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.... Read
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Жыргал (see JYRGAL).... Read
German cognate of WILFRED.
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
Means "lives, inhabits" in Turkish.
Possibly means "chief lord" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Glasgow.... Read
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.... Read
Old Norse name meaning "Thor's protection", from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".... Read
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
Latinized form of ASKLEPIOS.
Spanish form of a Germanic name, perhaps ALFHER. Verdi used this name in his opera 'The Force of Destiny' (1862).... Read
Medieval diminutive of GEOFFREY.
Anglicized form of DIARMAD.
Alternate transcription of Arabic هدى (see HUDA).... Read
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
From the English word prince, a royal title, which comes ultimately from Latin princeps. This name was borne by the American musician Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016), who is known simply as Prince.... Read
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστειδης (see ARISTIDIS).... Read
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
Means "leafless, not having eaten leaves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.... Read
Variant of SHAKIL. This name is borne by basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (1972-).... Read
From Romanian horă, a type of circle dance. This was the nickname of Vasile Ursu Nicola (1731-1785), a leader of a peasant rebellion in Romania. He was eventually captured, tortured and executed.... Read
From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George... Read
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".... Read
Feminine form of FAUNUS. Fauna was a Roman goddess of fertility, women and healing, a daughter and companion of Faunus.... Read
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.... Read
Finnish diminutive of names beginning with Al. This is also the Finnish word for a type of duck.... Read
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17), and later... Read
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.... Read
Finnish short form of ELISABET.
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Either a combination of LOU and ANNA or a variant of LUANA.... Read
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.... Read
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
Akkadian cognate of BA'AL. The Babylonians used it as a title of the god Marduk.... Read
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and... Read
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and wald "rule".... Read
Means "eagle" in Choctaw.
Norman French form of WIDO. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels 'Guy Mannering'... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of CASIMIR.
Anglicized form of EALAIR.
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָרוֹן (see YARON).... Read
Southern Italian form of MANFRED.
Feminine form of RADOSLAV.
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
Portuguese form of DIEGO. This name was borne by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão.... Read
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.... Read