Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
Frisian and Finnish feminine form of INGE, and a German variant.... Read
Means "star" in Macedonian.
Old Norse and Icelandic form of STEN.
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black... Read
Icelandic form of KATHERINE.
Old English form of OSMOND.
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "Cyppel's people". The surname was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), a British novelist born in India who wrote 'The Jungle Book' and other works.... Read
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).... Read
Combination of MARIE and LAURE.
From a Turkish title meaning "king, ruler", ultimately of Mongolian origin. The title is usually translated into English as Khan.... Read
Norwegian feminine form of ANDREAS.
Means "spider" in Greek. In Greek myth Arachne was a mortal woman who defeated Athena in a weaving contest. After this Arachne hanged herself, but Athena brought her back to life in the form of a spider.... Read
Means "gold mouth" in Georgian.
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".... Read
Spanish short form of RAFAEL.
Means "patient" in Arabic.
Hungarian form of JOSHUA.
From a Late Latin name that was derived from scholasticus meaning "rhetorician, orator". Saint Scholastica was a 6th-century Benedictine abbess, the sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia.... Read
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
Short form of various given names that are derived from surnames beginning with Norman French fitz meaning "son of" (for example FITZROY).... Read
Catalan and Russian form of NEILOS (and also of the Nile River). This name was borne by a 15th-century Russian saint, Nil Sorsky.... Read
Meaning unknown, of Sumerian origin. This was the name of a Sumerian storm god, later identified by the Akkadians with Adad.... Read
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).... Read
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.... Read
Russian form of NINO (2).
Catalan variant form of RAYMOND.
Means "second son" in Hmong.
From an English and Scottish surname that referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.... Read
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.... Read
Breton form of HONORIA, or directly from Breton enor "honour" (a word of Latin origin). This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the wife of Saint Efflamm.... Read
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.... Read
From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River. This was the name of a warrior in Greek legend, one of the central characters in Homer's 'Iliad'. The bravest of the Greek heroes... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and mund "protection". The Normans introduced this name to England. It was subsequently influenced by the Latin phrase rosa munda "pure rose". This was the name of the mistress of Henry II, the king of England in the 12th century. She was possibly... Read
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) "to be excellent".... Read
Means "rose" in Croatian and Serbian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).... Read
Short form of names ending in lita. This name was brought to the public eye in the 1920s due to Lita Grey (1908-1995), who was the second wife of Charlie Chaplin. Her birth name was Lillita Louise MacMurray.... Read
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 義郎 (see YOSHIROU).... Read
Roman family name that was derived from SEPTIMUS. Septimius Severus was an early 3rd-century Roman emperor. This was also the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr.... Read
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in 'Henry V' (1599).... Read
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
Romanian diminutive of ION (1).
Means "Venus (the planet)" in Kyrgyz.
From the Old English name Wigstan, composed of the elements wig "battle" and stan "stone". This was the name of a 9th-century Anglo-Saxon saint. It became rare after the Norman Conquest, and in modern times it is chiefly known as the first name of the British poet W. H. Auden... Read
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament... Read
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".... Read
From Yiddish ליבע (libe) meaning "love".... Read
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
From the Old Norse name Þórleifr meaning "Thor's descendant" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with leifr "descendant, heir".... Read
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see DANIYAH).... Read
Hungarian form of RAMONA.
Corsican form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
Shortened form of the Greek name Kleopatros (see CLEOPATRA). In the New Testament Cleopas is a disciple who sees Jesus after his resurrection.... Read
From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.... Read
Roman family name meaning "pig", derived from Latin porcus. Famous members of the family include the Roman statesmen Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato) and his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis).... Read
Variant of DEVIN. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Κλεισθενης (Kleisthenes), derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" and σθενος (sthenos) "strength". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and reformer. He helped establish democracy in Athens.... Read
Frankish name of unknown meaning. It possibly means "awe-inspiring" from Frankish bib- "to tremble". This was the name of three majordomos of Austrasia including Pépin III the Short, who became the first Carolingian king of the Franks. He was the father of Charlemagne.... Read
Hawaiian form of KATHERINE.
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general... Read
Persian form of RUQAYYAH.
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
Czech feminine form of HENRY.
Means "hope" in South Slavic.
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).... Read
Brazilian variant of ADEMAR.
Means "peaceful warrior" from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and frid "peace". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hunfrith, and it was regularly used through the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the American actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), who starred... Read
Modern Greek transcription of XANTHIPPE.
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
Means "great" in Tagalog.
Possibly from a feminine form of LEUTWIN. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries 'Les Gens de Mogador'.... Read
Feminine diminutive of JAN (1).