Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
Means "crocus" in Romanian.
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكريّة (see SHUKRIYYA).... Read
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
From the Gaelic name Domhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common... Read
Alternate transcription of Greek Αικατερινη (see EKATERINI).... Read
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval given name Ode, a cognate of OTTO. In America it has been used in honour of the revolutionary James Otis (1725-1783).... Read
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection". It is also a derivative of ERASMUS, via the old Italian diminutive Ermo. Saint Elmo, also known as Saint Erasmus, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron of sailors. Saint Elmo's fire is... Read
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
Spanish feminine form of PHILIP.
Means "little wolf" in Yiddish, a diminutive of װאָלףֿ (volf) meaning "wolf". This is a vernacular form of Zeev.... Read
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
From Chinese 平 (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.... Read
Anglicized form of FEARGHAS.
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
Galician feminine form of JOHN.
Portuguese form of ADELMAR.
Derived from the Slavic element boji meaning "battle". This was the name of a 9th-century Bulgarian saint.... Read
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".... Read
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
Latinized form of HERAKLES. However, the spelling used by the Romans was Hercules.... Read
French form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاروق (see FARUQ).... Read
French form of CORNELIUS.
Feminine form of QUIRINUS.
Means "little seal", derived from Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.... Read
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
Feminine form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
Dutch form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Diminutive of EDWARD or EDMUND. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.... Read
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
Means "prairie flower" in Comanche.
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
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the solemn name of the Greek god Dionysos as used in the Eleusinian mysteries.... Read
Combination of GIANNI and BATTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.... Read
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".... Read
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Sorbian form of HANNAH.... Read
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
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of a character in James Joyce's novel 'Finnegans Wake' (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called 'Finnegan's Wake'.... Read
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious", from the roots יוֹ (yo) referring to the Hebrew God and חָנַן (chanan) meaning "to be gracious". The Hebrew form occurs in the Old Testament... Read
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
From an English nickname meaning simply "buck, male deer", ultimately from Old English bucc.... Read
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.... Read
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.... Read
Derived from Greek μορφη (morphe) meaning "shape", referring to the shapes seen in dreams. In Greek mythology Morpheus was the god of dreams.... Read
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
Means "little" in Estonian.
Greek form of ARISTARCHUS.
Ancient Greek form of AENEAS.
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
From a surname that was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "moor, fen". It also means "sea" in Scottish Gaelic.... Read
Old Germanic form of ROSALIND.
Original Occitan form of MIREILLE.
Spanish form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
Serbian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.... Read
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).... Read
From an English surname that was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name that was Latinized as Persius. The surname was borne by a noble English family, and it first used as a given name in their honour.... Read
Possibly derived from either Greek κρειων (kreion) "lord, master" or κριος (krios) "ram, male sheep". This was the name of a Titan in Greek mythology.... Read
Either from the occupational surname Deacon or directly from the vocabulary word deacon, which refer to a cleric in the Christian church (ultimately from Greek διακονος (diakonos) meaning "servant").... Read
Macedonian masculine form of LUDMILA.
Invented name, probably based on JARED and DARREN.
From Chinese 时 (shí) meaning "time, era, season", 实 (shí) meaning "real, honest", 史 (shǐ) meaning "history" or 石 (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.... Read
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".... Read
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.... Read
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of DAMIAN.... Read
Short form of ETHELDREDA.