From a German surname that was derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".... Read
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.... Read
Spanish diminutive of SEVERIANO or SEVERINO.
From Latvian aina meaning "scene, sight".
From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).... Read
Macedonian and Bulgarian form of JACQUELINE.
From the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic رمض (ramad) meaning "parchedness, scorchedness". Muslims traditionally fast during this month.... Read
From a Danish surname meaning "son of JENS".
Low German form of HEINRICH.
Czech feminine form of ULRICH.
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.... Read
Means "flower feather" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec goddess of love, flowers and the earth, the twin sister of Xochipilli.... Read
Turkish feminine form of JAMIL.
Means "north" in Turkish.
Hungarian form of DEMETRIUS.
From the Greek name Φιλανδρος (Philandros) meaning "friend of man" from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). It was the name of a son of Apollo with the nymph Acalle. In the 18th century this was coined as a word meaning "to womanize", and the name... Read
Means "frontier" in Turkish.
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).... Read
Short form of various given names that are derived from surnames beginning with Norman French fitz meaning "son of" (for example FITZROY).... Read
Short form of STANLEY. A famous bearer was British comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965).... Read
Means "very white" in Turkish.
Means "with God" in Shona.
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.... Read
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).... Read
Derived from the Welsh elements caer "fortress" and gwyn "white, fair".... Read
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.... Read
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
From Koh-i-noor, the name of a famous gemstone, meaning "mountain of light" in Persian.... Read
Icelandic form of WILLIAM.
Means "princess" in Sanskrit.
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Created by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem 'Perceval, the Story of the Grail'. In the poem Perceval was one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table who was given a glimpse of the Holy Grail. The character (and probably the name) of Perceval was... Read
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.... Read
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлий (see YULIY).... Read
From Chinese 成 (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or 诚 (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.... Read
French, either a form of MORGAN (2) or a feminine form of MORGAN (1).... Read
Possibly a feminine form of FEIDLIMID. This name is borne by several women in Irish legend including Feidelm Noíchrothach, a daughter of Conchobhar the king of Ulster.... Read
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Osiris's son Horus eventually defeats Seth and has him banished to the desert.... Read
Catalan form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) meaning "submission (to God)".... Read
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.... Read
Latinized form of NANAYA.
Medieval diminutive of DICK (1).
French diminutive of MARINE.
Alternate transcription of Arabic مجدي (see MAJDI). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.... Read
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.... Read
From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro), which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter) meaning "abundance". According to the Old Testament, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name... Read
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of BARBARA.
Possibly from an Indo-European root meaning "shepherd, protector". In Greek mythology Pan was a half-man, half-goat god associated with shepherds, flocks and pastures.... Read
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning either "at the rocks" or "at the nook" in Old English.... Read
Modern form of the old Irish name Conláed, possibly meaning "chaste fire" from Gaelic connla "chaste" and aodh "fire". Saint Conláed was a 5th-century bishop of Kildare.... Read
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
Spanish form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
Means "ptarmigan" in Greenlandic (a ptarmigan is a type of bird that lives in cold regions).... Read
Modern Greek transcription of XENE.
Medieval diminutive of GEOFFREY.
Derived from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lord" and 𒅁 (urta) meaning "ear of barley". In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Ninurta was a god of agriculture, hunting and healing, later associated with war. He was also called Ningirsu, though they may have originally been separate deities.... Read
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".... Read
Sardinian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
From an English surname that either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.... Read
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".... Read
Ancient Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.... Read
From Japanese 幸 (yuki) meaning "happiness" or 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from 由 (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with 喜 (ki) meaning "joy" or 貴 (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this... Read
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".... Read
From Sino-Vietnamese 菊 (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".... Read
Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
From a surname that was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "field" in Gaelic.... Read
Form of CONSTANTINE in several languages.