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NAPOLÉON   m   French (Rare)
French form of NAPOLEON.
NAPOLEON   m   History, English
From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. It is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen, the name of a race of dwarfs in Germanic legend, which meant "sons of mist". Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
NAPOLEONE   m   Italian
Original Italian form of NAPOLEON. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).
NARANBAATAR   m   Mongolian
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
NARANGEREL   f   Mongolian
Means "sun light" in Mongolian.
NARANTSETSEG   f   Mongolian
Means "sun flower" in Mongolian.
NARAYAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANAN   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NARCÍS   m   Catalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Romanian
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NARCYZ   m   Polish
Polish form of NARCISSUS.
NAREK   m   Armenian
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
NARELLE   f   English (Australian)
Meaning unknown. It was borne by the wife of Umbarra, who was a 19th-century leader of the Yuin, an Aboriginal people.
NARENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
NARGES   f   Persian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NARI   f   Korean
Means "lily" in Korean.
NARINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of NARENDRA used by Sikhs.
NARKISSOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of NARCISSUS.
NARSEH   m   Ancient Persian
Persian form of NAIRYOSANGHA.
NARSES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Persian name Narseh, which was derived from Avestan NAIRYOSANGHA. This name was borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.
NASEEM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASEER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASH   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.
NASHWA   f   Arabic
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
NASIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIR   m   Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NASIRA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of NASIR.
NASRIN   f   Persian, Bengali
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
NASSER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASSIM   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASTASIA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of NASTASYA.
NASTASYA   f   Russian
Short form of ANASTASIYA.
NASTJA   f   Slovene
Diminutive of ANASTAZIJA.
NASTYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
NAT   m & f   English
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATA   f   Russian
Short form of NATALYA.
NATACHA   f   French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATALE   m   Italian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of NATALIE.
NATALI   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATÁLIA   f   Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak
Hungarian, Portuguese and Slovak form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Georgian, Late Roman
Latinate form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATÁLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIE   f   French, English, German
From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. She is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, and the name has traditionally been more common among Eastern Christians than those in the West. It was popularized in America by actress Natalie Wood (1938-1981), who was born to Russian immigrants.
NATĀLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKA   f   Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALYA   f   Russian
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATANAEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAELE   m   Italian
Italian form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NATANIEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Variant of NATANAEL.
NATAŠA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
NATASA   f   Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NATASHA   f   Russian, English
Russian diminutive of NATALYA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1865). It has been used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
NATASZA   f   Polish
Polish form of NATASHA.
NATE   m   English
Short form of NATHAN or NATHANIEL.
NATELA   f   Georgian
Derived from Georgian ნათელი (nateli) meaning "light, bright".
NATHÁLIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATHALIE   f   French, German
French and German variant of NATALIE.
NATHAN   m   English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
NATHANAËL   m   French
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIEL   m   English, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
NATIA   f   Georgian
Diminutive of NATELA.
NATILLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of NATALIE.
NATISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NATSUKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsuki) meaning "moon". Alternatively, it can come from (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
NATSUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
NATSUMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsumi) meaning "pick, pluck". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NAUM   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAUSICAA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ναυσικαα (Nausikaa) meaning "burner of ships". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of a daughter of Alcinous who helps Odysseus on his journey home.
NAUSIKAA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of NAUSICAA.
NAVA   f   Hebrew
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NAVDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
NAVEED   m   Persian, Arabic
Variant transcription of NAVID.
NAVEEN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVID   m   Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAVNEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
NAWAL   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAWRA   f   Arabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
NAYARA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAIARA.
NAYDEN   m   Bulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
NAYELI   f   Native American, Zapotec
Means "I love you" in the Zapotec language.
NAZ   f   Turkish
Means "coy" in Turkish.
NAZAIRE   m   French
French form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZAR   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZARENUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of NAZZARENO.
NAZARIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Late Latin name Nazarius, which meant "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived.
NAZARIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of NAZARIO.
NAZARIY   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZIH   m   Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZIHA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of NAZIH.
NAZLI   f   Arabic
Means "delicate, beautiful" in Arabic.
NAZLI   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
NAZZARENO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NDIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEA   f   Swedish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NEACEL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
NEAL   m   English
Variant of NEIL.
NEAS   f   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of NEASA.
NEASA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.
NEASSA   f   Irish
Variant of NEASA.
NEBİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEBİLE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
NEBO   m   Biblical
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBOJŠA   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "NABU preserve my firstborn son". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
NECHEMYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEHEMIAH.
NECHTAN   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the name of several kings of the Picts.
NECULAI   m   Romanian
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NED   m   English
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.
NEDA (1)   f   Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Short form of NEDELJKA.
NEDA (2)   f   Persian
Persian form of NIDA.
NEDELCHO   m   Bulgarian
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
NEDELJKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELJKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
NEDELKA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELKO   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELYA   f   Bulgarian
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
NEDILJKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDILJKO   m   Croatian
Variant of NEDELJKO.
NEDİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEDJELJKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDJELJKO   m   Croatian
Variant of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEELA   f   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
NEELAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of NILAM.
NEELIMA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of NILIMA.
NEELY   m   English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEEMIAS   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEER   m   Limburgish
Short form of RENEER.
NEERAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of NIRAJ.
NEFELI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEPHELE.
NEFERTARI   f   Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jrj meaning "the most beautiful". This was the name of an Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the favourite wife of Rameses II.
NEFERTITI   f   Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jytj meaning "the beautiful one has come". Nefertiti was a powerful Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the principal wife of Akhenaton, the pharaoh that briefly imposed a monotheistic religion centered around the sun god Aton.
NEHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NEHEMIAH   m   Biblical
Means "comforted by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
NEHİR   f   Turkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
NEIFION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NEIL   m   Irish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
NEILINA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of NEIL.
NEIRIN   m   Welsh
Older form of ANEIRIN.
NEITH   f   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nit, possibly meaning "water". This was the name of an early Egyptian goddess of weaving, hunting and war. Her character may have some correspondences with the goddesses Tanith, Anat or Athena.
NEJA   f   Slovene
Diminutive of JERNEJA.
NEJC   m   Slovene
Diminutive of JERNEJ.
NEKANE   f   Basque
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.
NEKODA   m   Biblical
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.
NELA   f   Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NELDA   f   English
Possibly an elaboration of NELL using the popular name suffix da.
NELE   f   German
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NÉLIDA   f   Literature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel 'Nélida' (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.
NELINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUELA.
NELINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUEL.
NELL   f   English
Medieval diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELEANOR, ELLEN (1) or HELEN. It may have arisen from the medieval affectionate phrase mine El, which was later reinterpreted as my Nel.
NELLA   f   Italian
Short form of ANTONELLA.
NELLE   f   English
Variant of NELL.
NELLIE   f   English
Diminutive of NELL.
NELLY   f   English
Diminutive of NELL.
NELS   m   Danish
Danish variant of NILS.
NELSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of NEIL". It was originally given in honour of the British admiral Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he repulsed the fleet of Napoleon, but was himself killed. Another notable bearer was the South African statesman Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Mandela's birth name was Rolihlahla; as a child he was given the English name Nelson by a teacher.
NELU   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of ION (1).
NEMANJA   m   Serbian
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti "not deceiving". Alternatively it may mean "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.
NEMESIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "distribution of what is due, righteous anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Nemesis was personification of vengeance and justice.
NEMO   m   Literature
Means "nobody" in Latin. This was the name used by author Jules Verne for the captain of the Nautilus in his novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' (1870).
NENA   f   English
Variant of NINA (1).
NENAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of NENAD.
NENSI   f   Croatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NEO (2)   m   Various
From the prefix meaning "new", ultimately derived from Greek νεος (neos).
NEOFIT   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOFYTOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOPHYTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word which was derived from νεος (neos) "new" and φυτον (phyton) "plant".
NEOPTOLEMUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) "new" and πολεμος (polemos) "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
NEPHELE   f   Greek Mythology
From Greek νεφος (nephos) meaning "cloud". In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of Phrixus and Helle by Athamus.
NEPHTHYS   f   Egyptian Mythology
Greek form of Egyptian Nebt-Het meaning "lady of the house", derived from Egyptian nbt "lady" and hwt "house". This was the name of an Egyptian goddess associated with the air, death and mourning. She was wife of the desert god Seth.
NEPTUNE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds". Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
NEPTUNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of NEPTUNE.
NERE   f   Basque
Means "mine" in Basque.
NEREA   f   Basque
Variant of NERE.
NEREIDA   f   Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρειδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NEREUS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NERGİS   f   Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NERGÜI   m & f   Mongolian
Means "no name" in Mongolian. This name was traditionally given in order to mislead bad spirits.
NERIAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NERIDA   f   Indigenous Australian
Possibly means "water lily" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
NERINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of NERIO.
NERIO   m   Italian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NERISSA   f   Literature
Created by Shakespeare for a character in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596). He possibly took it from Greek Νηρεις (Nereis) meaning "nymph, sea sprite", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NERMİN   f   Turkish
Means "soft" in Turkish.
NERO (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which was probably of Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigourous". It was borne most infamously by a tyrannical Roman emperor of the 1st century.
NERO (2)   m   Italian
Short form of RANIERO.
NERSES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see NARSES). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
NERTHUS   f   Germanic Mythology
Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njörðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
NERVA   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
NERYS   f   Welsh
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
NES   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AGNES.
NESİM   m & f   Turkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESKE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
NESRİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NASRIN.
NESS (1)   f   Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEAS.
NESS (2)   f   English
Short form of VANESSA.
NESSA (1)   f   English
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.
NESSA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NESSA (3)   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NEST   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTA   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTAN   f   Georgian
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTAN-DAREJAN   f   Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for a character in his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli derived it from the Middle Persian phrase نیست اندر جهان (nist andar jahan) meaning "unlike any other in the world" or "unique". In the poem Nestan-Darejan is a princess loved by Tariel.
NESTANI   f   Georgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTOR   m   Greek Mythology, Russian
Means "homecoming" in Greek. In Homer's 'Iliad' this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies.
NESTORE   m   Italian
Italian form of NESTOR.
NESTORI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NESTOR.
NETA   f   Hebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
NETANYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NETHANIAH.
NETHANEEL   m   Biblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHANAEL, also used in some versions of the English-language Old Testament.
NETHANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
NETTA (1)   f   English
Short form of names ending in netta.
NETTA (2)   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
NETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of names ending in nette, such as ANNETTE or JEANETTE.
NETUNO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NEUS   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of NIEVES.
NEVA   f   English
Short form of GENEVA.
NEVADA   f   English
From the name of the American state, which means "snow-capped" in Spanish.
NEVAEH   f   English (Modern)
The word heaven spelled backwards. It became popular after the musician Sonny Sandoval from the rock group P.O.D. gave it to his daughter in 2000.
NEVAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NEVE   f   Irish
Anglicized form of NIAMH.
NEVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVENA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NEVENKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Variant of NEVENA.
NEVES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVIL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of NEVILLE.
NEVILLE   m   English (British)
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Norman French. As a given name it is chiefly British and Australian.
NEVIO   m   Italian
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.
NEVRA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NAWRA.
NEWT   m   English
Short form of NEWTON.
NEWTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
NEŽA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of AGNES.
NEZİH   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NEZİHE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NAZIH.
NGẢI   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".
NGAIO   f   Maori
Maori name which is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree. This name was borne by New Zealand crime writer Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).
NGAIRE   f   Maori
Possibly means "flaxen" in Maori.
NGAWANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
NGỌC   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NGOZI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NGUYÊN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
NGUYỆT   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyệt) meaning "moon".
NHUNG   f & m   Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIA (1)   f   Welsh
Welsh form of NIAMH.
NIA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NIA (3)   f   English
Short form of ANTONIA and other names ending in nia.
NIALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NIAMH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.
NIC   m   English
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NICANOR   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νικανωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νικη (nike) "victory". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
NICCOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
NICÉPHORE   m   French
French form of NIKEPHOROS.
NICHOLA   f   English (British)
Feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICHOLAS   m   English, French
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
NICHOLE   f   English
Variant of NICOLE.
NIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NICK   m   English, Dutch
Short form of NICHOLAS.
NICKOLAS   m   English
Variant of NICHOLAS.
NICKOLAUS   m   German
Variant of NIKOLAUS.
NICKY   m & f   English
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICO   m   Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODÈME   m   French
French form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
NICOL (1)   m   Scottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NICOL (2)   f   Dutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NICOLA (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLA (2)   f   German, Czech, English
Latinate feminine form of NICHOLAS. In the English-speaking world this name is more common outside of America, where Nicole is more usual.
NICOLAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAOS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of NIKOLAOS.
NICOLÁS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAS   m   French
French form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLASA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAU   m   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
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