Medieval English form of PANCRATIUS. The relics of the 4th-century saint Pancratius were sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great, leading to the saint's veneration there.... Read
Elaborated form of GUNDA.
Combination of belle "beautiful" and the name PHOEBE. This name was first used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).... Read
Western Armenian transcription of GRIGOR.
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
Persian form of the Avestan name Takhmaspa, which was derived from takhma "strong, brave, valiant" and aspa "horse". This name was borne by two Safavid shahs of Persia.... Read
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
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
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.... Read
Old Germanic form of SIEGMAR.
From Japanese 真 (shin) meaning "real, genuine" combined with 也 (ya) meaning "also", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.... Read
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Helle was the daughter of Athamus and Nephele. She and her brother Phrixus escaped sacrifice by fleeing on the back of a golden ram, but during their flight she fell off and drowned in the strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of... Read
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
Official Dutch form of PHILIP, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.... Read
Means "cornstalk" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief.... Read
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
Greek form of DEMOCRITUS.
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... Read
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Portuguese form of FELICITAS. It also means "happiness" in Portuguese.... Read
Feminine form of SOPHRONIUS. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.... Read
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
Means "radiant skin" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian تن (tan) meaning "body".... Read
Form of CONSTANTINE in several languages.
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
Probably from Sumerian amar-Utuk meaning "calf of Utu", derived from amar combined with the name of the sun god UTU. This was the name of the chief Babylonian god, presiding over heaven, light, sky, battle, and fertility. After killing the dragon Tiamat, who was an old enemy of the gods,... Read
Old English name composed of the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty". Æðelflæd was a 10th-century queen of Mercia.... Read
From the Greek name Αντιπατρος (Antipatros), which meant "like the father" from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος). This was the name of an officer of Alexander the Great who became the regent of Macedon during Alexander's absence.... 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 "falcon" in German.
Feminine form of BERNARD.
Possibly from the Greek name HERAIS. This was the name of a saint and martyr killed in Alexandria during the early 4th-century persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.... Read
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".... Read
Catalan cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.... Read
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
Mongolian form of TEMUJIN.
Diminutive of ENCARNACIÓN.
Akkadian form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.... Read
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
Old Germanic form of WERTHER.
French form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
Medieval Italian name meaning "born well".
Southern Italian form of MANFRED.
Feminine diminutive of BRUNO.
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
Modern Greek form of PAUL.
German form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Famous bearers include German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), German novelist and poet Johann Goethe (1749-1832), and Austrian composers Johann Strauss the Elder (1804-1849) and his son Johann Strauss the Younger (1825-1899).... Read
Western Armenian transcription of PETROS.
French form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
Alternate transcription of Arabic مجدي (see MAJDI). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.... Read
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
Hebrew form of SENNACHERIB.
Means "silver" in Arabic.
Croatian form of FRANCO (2).
From the Old Norse name Ragnhildr, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and hildr "battle".... Read
Old Norse form of HALLE (1).