Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
Ancient Greek form of ACHILLES.
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.... Read
Late Latin name that was a derivative of HONORIUS.
From Sino-Vietnamese 元 (nguyên) meaning "original, first".... Read
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.... Read
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.... Read
Means "snowstorm, blizzard" in Finnish.
From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was... Read
Swedish variant of KATRINE.
Old Norse byname possibly meaning "mooring post".
Originally a variant of INGRID or INGEGERD.
From the name of a town in Portugal, which was derived from the Arabic feminine name FATIMAH, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. The town became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin... Read
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
Feminine diminutive of PIERO.
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
Means "God given" from Persian خدا (khoda) "god, lord" and داد (dad) "gave".... Read
Medieval Swedish form of JURIAN.
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic باراك (see BARAK (2)). A famous bearer is former American president Barack Obama (1961-), who was named after his Kenyan father.... Read
Medieval variant of ROSALIND.
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant... Read
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".... Read
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.... Read
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
Old Norse form of BRYNJAR.
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.... Read
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.... Read
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.... Read
Possibly related to the Turkish title sultan meaning "king, sultan". This was the name of a 10th-century ruler of Hungary, also known as Zsolt.... Read
Italian feminine form of FERDINAND.
Means "light" in Tamazight.
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.... Read
Means "saviour" in Arabic. This is an Arabic name of Jesus.... Read
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.... Read
From Japanese 蛍 (hotaru) meaning "firefly".
Portuguese diminutive of FELIPE.
Modern elaborated form of XANTHE.
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
Turkish form of ABD AL-HAMID.
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
Masculine form of ANNUNZIATA.
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.... Read
Galician short form of RODRIGO.
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".... Read
From a Scottish surname that was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that... Read
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".... Read
Derived from the Old English elements cuþ "famous" and beorht "bright". Saint Cuthbert was a 6th-century hermit who became the bishop of Lindisfarne, an island off the coast of England. He was known as performer of healing miracles. Because of the saint, this name remained in use in England even... Read
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
Means "daughter of DRUPADA" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the daughter of King Drupada. She married all of the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu.... Read
Means "renowned" in Arabic.
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODOSIA.
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.... Read
From the Irish surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).... Read
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Κυριακη (see KYRIAKI).... Read
Means "development" in Thai.
Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ.
Italian and Spanish form of ATHANASIUS.
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.... Read
Romanian form of MAGDALENE.
Lithuanian form of AUGUSTUS.
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.