Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).
Swedish variant of CHARLOTTE.
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).... Read
Diminutive or feminine form of JAMES.
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".... Read
Scottish form of ELEANOR.
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
Means "north" or "north wind" in Turkish, derived from Greek Βορεας (Boreas).... Read
Form of MARCELLUS used in several languages. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).... Read
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence".... Read
Roman family name meaning "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.... Read
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
Means "God's will" in Ibibio.
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".... Read
Hungarian form of MILENA.
Portuguese cognate of ROMEO.
Russian form of HELGE. The Varangians brought this name from Scandinavia to Russia. It was borne by an important 10th-century grand prince of Kiev.... Read
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He... Read
Form of REUEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
Anglicized form of the Irish name Conchobar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his... Read
Scandinavian form of BERTILO or BERTHOLD.
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".... Read
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and sige "victory".... Read
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
Ancient Attic Greek form of BERENICE.
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).... Read
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint... Read
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
Lithuanian form of STANISLAV.
Old Norse form of KJELLFRID.
Means "green leaves" in Sindarin, from laeg "green" combined with go-lass "collection of leaves". In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Legolas is the son of the elf lord Thranduil and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.... Read
Catalan form of FERDINAND.
Italian feminine form of SILVANUS.
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in 'Beowulf' belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.... Read
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also an alternate transcription of Arabic داود (see DAWUD).... Read
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see ØYVIND).
Italian form of METHUSELAH.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 석 (see SEOK).... Read
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
Means "September" in Turkish.
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".... Read
Probably a blend of JARED and GARETH. This was the name of the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, in the movie 'Labyrinth' (1986).... Read
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 우진 (see U-JIN).... Read
Germanic cognate of INGÓLFR.
From Japanese 和 (wa) meaning "harmony" and 奏 (kana) meaning "play music, complete", as well as other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.... Read
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".... Read
Roman family name possibly derived from VARIUS.
Probably an elaborated form of DARREN.
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
Means "eternal" in Persian.
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIS. A notable bearer was the Dutch painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968).... Read
Of unknown etymology, possibly pre-Greek. According to Greek mythology he was a son of Creusa and Xuthus (or alternatively the god Apollo). He was said to be the ancestor of the Greek tribe of the Ionians.... Read
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
Alternate transcription of Armenian Վարդուհի (see VARDUHI).... Read
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
Dutch vernacular form of ROSA (1), meaning "rose" in Dutch.... 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
Latinized form of BASILEIOS.
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
Short form of BENEDIKTAS or BENJAMINAS.