Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
German diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.... Read
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.... Read
From the Baltic elements al "each" and girdas "rumour, news". This was the name of a 14th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania.... 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
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Medieval diminutive of HOB.
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.... Read
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.... Read
Patronymic derived from CHRYSES. In Greek legend she was the daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo. After she was taken prisoner by the Greeks besieging Troy, Apollo sent a plague into their camp, forcing the Greeks to release her.... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστειδης (see ARISTIDIS).... Read
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
Anglicized form of CAOIMHE.
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGRUN.
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
Roman cognomen meaning "curly-haired" in Latin.
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.... Read
Means "white ring", derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and dolen meaning "ring, loop". This was the name of a mythical queen of the Britons who defeated her husband in battle, as told by Geoffrey of Monmouth.... Read
Feminine form of FEN (2).
Hebrew form of KEREN-HAPPUCH.
Croatian and Serbian cognate of VERA (1).
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμια (see EFTHYMIA).... Read
Estonian form of MARGARET.
Means "wolf" in Old Norse.
From the Old Norse name Oddvarr, derived from the elements oddr "point of a sword" and varr "vigilant, cautious".... Read
Probably from the name of an ancient region in Wales, its name meaning "around the valley". It has also been suggested that this name is a Welsh form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).... Read
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King... Read
Form of REBECCA used in various languages. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.... Read
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
Means "little raven" from Irish fiach "raven" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint of the 7th century who died of the yellow plague.... Read
From a Scottish surname meaning "son of HENRY".
Galician form of the Visigothic name Hildiwara, which was composed of the Germanic elements hild "battle" and war "vigilant, cautious". This was the name of the mother of Saint Rosendo (10th century).... Read
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
Scottish Gaelic form of JACK.
Medieval Slavic form of BOHUMÍR.
Romanian form of CHARALAMPOS.
Alternate transcription of Arabic مأمون (see MAMUN).... Read
From the Roman cognomen Domitianus, itself derived from the family name DOMITIUS. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Domitianus.... Read
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
Diminutive of BOB. Hockey greats Bobby Hull (1939-) and Bobby Orr (1948-) have borne this name.... Read
Means "little" in Estonian.
Italian form of DOMINIC. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.... Read
Latinized form of DAMIANOS.
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
Means "gentle, kind" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Means "saints" in Spanish.
Means "fate, destiny" in Turkish.
Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian form of AN (2), also adopted by the Hurrians and Hittites.... Read
Means "touched" or "painted" in Persian.
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
From Japanese 登 (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.... Read
Means "first born child" in Akan.
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
Ancient Greek form of POLYCARP.
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
From the Greek name Αντιγονος (Antigonos), derived from αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονευς (goneus) "ancestor". This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander died, he took control of most of Asia Minor.... Read
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya enyonyi meaning "weeds".... Read
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".... Read
Means "dart, plant shoot, sprout" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Shem who is an ancestor of Abraham. In English bibles it is written as Salah or Shelah.... Read
Old Norse form of ÅSMUND.
Spanish and Manx form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This name is borne by Don Juan, a character from Spanish legend who, after killing his lover's father, is dragged to hell by the father's ghost.... Read
Latinized form of ARKADIOS.