Possibly a Welsh form of the old Celtic name Lugubelenus, a combination of the names of the gods LUGUS and BELENUS. Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against England.... Read
Hungarian form of EDMUND.
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
Means "light" in Mongolian.
Azerbaijani form of FIRUZEH.
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
Latinized form of Eustorgios (see EUSTORGIO).
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar) meaning "cleaver of the spine". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.... Read
Derived from Greek αμυντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.... Read
Greek form of Heru (see HORUS).
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
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
Latinized form of GRUFFUDD. This name can also be inspired by the English word griffin, a creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, ultimately from Greek γρυψ (gryps).... Read
From the Greek name Ζηνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.... Read
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
Alternate transcription of Russian Власий (see VLASIY).... Read
Dutch and Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
Late Latin form of JACOB.
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
Means "help" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Seir, as well as several other minor characters.... Read
From Sino-Korean 日 (il) meaning "sun, day" and 成 (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.... Read
Latinized form of GERTRUDE.
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Byron's drama 'Manfred' (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.... Read
Derived from Irish gobha meaning "smith". This was the name of the Irish smith god, a provider of weapons for the Tuatha De Danann. He was also skilled at brewing beer.... Read
Roman cognomen that was derived from TATIUS.
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
Means "fate, destiny" in Turkish.
Corsican form of PHILIP, as well as the Old Slavic form.... Read
Meaning uncertain, from the Latin form Walganus used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth. This was the name of a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He can be identified with the earlier Welsh hero Gwalchmei, and it is... Read
Italian short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon), which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.... Read
Means "dove" in Albanian.
Croatian and Serbian cognate of VERA (1).
Form of BRONISŁAW in several languages.
Possibly a feminine form of DORIAN or an elaboration of DORA.... Read
Latinized form of Eugenios (see EUGENE).
Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu... Read
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some English versions of the Old Testament.... Read
Means "thunderer" in Greek. In Greek mythology (according to Hesiod), this was the name of one of the three Cyclopes, who were the sons of Uranus and Gaia.... Read
Form of DANIEL in several languages.
From a nickname that may have originally been given to a person with spiky hair.... Read
Derived from the Slavic elements cvetu "flower" and slava "glory".... Read
Means "happy, auspicious" in Persian.
Variant of PHILIP, inspired by the usual spelling of the surname.... Read
Means "great" in Scottish Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as Sarah.... Read
Means "snowdrop" in Welsh.
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak, sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.... Read
Galician form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.... Read
Means "stream" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in Genesis in the Old Testament as belonging to the first person to be a musician.... Read
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".... Read
Means "October" in Khmer.
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.... Read
From the Hebrew name רֵחַבְעָם (Rechav'am) meaning "he enlarges the people". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Solomon. He succeeded his father as king of Israel, but his subjects eventually revolted because of high taxes. This resulted in the division of the kingdom into... Read
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.... Read
Variant of WYN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "ox, cow" and तम (tama) meaning "best". In Hindu texts this is the name of one of the Saptarshis, or seven sages. This name was also born by an early Indian philosopher who wrote the Nyaya Sutras.... Read
Means "hopeful" in Arabic.
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Means "sweet, pleasant" in Persian.
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ROBERT. Saint Roberto Bellarmine was a 16th-century cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Another famous bearer was Roberto de Nobili, a Jesuit missionary to India in the 17th century.... Read
Hungarian form of NICOLETTE.