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NICOLAUS   m   German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany.
NICOLE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
NICOLET   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLETA   f   Romanian
Romanian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLETTA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1).
NICOLETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1).
NICOLINE   f   French, Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOMEDE   m   Italian
Italian form of NIKOMEDES.
NICOSTRATO   m   Italian
Italian form of NIKOSTRATOS.
NICU   m   Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NICUȘOR   m   Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NİDA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NIDA.
NIDA   f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NIDIA   f   Spanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIEK   m   Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLAAS.
NIELS (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIELS (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIENKE   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NIEVE   f   Spanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIEVES   f   Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
NÎGA   f   Kurdish
Means "sight" in Kurdish.
NIGEL   m   English
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Fortunes of Nigel' (1822).
NIGELLA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of NIGEL.
NIGELLUS   m   English (Archaic)
Latin form of NIGEL.
NIGUL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NIILO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of ANNIINA.
NIK   m   English, Greek, Slovene
Short form of NIKOLAS, NIKOLAOS, NIKOLAJ or NIKOLA (1).
NIKA (1)   f & m   Russian
Russian short form of VERONIKA and other names ending in nika. It can also be a short form of NIKITA (1) (masculine).
NIKA (2)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKA (3)   m   Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NIKANDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νικη (nike) "victory" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian.
NIKANOR   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICANOR.
NIKAU   m   Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "victory" in Greek. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
NIKEISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the name prefix Ni and the name KEISHA.
NIKEPHOROS   m & f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
NIKETA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of NIKITA (2).
NIKETAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητης (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
NIKHIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILA   f   Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKIAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
NIKICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKIFOR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NIKEPHOROS.
NIKITA (1)   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
NIKITA (2)   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
NIKKI   f   English
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKKOLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of NICOLE.
NIKLAS   m   Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Swedish form of NICHOLAS.
NIKLAUS   m   German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKO   m   Finnish, Croatian, Slovene
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, and a Croatian and Slovene short form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKODEM   m   Polish
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODEMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODIM   m   Russian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOL   f   Czech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKOLA (2)   f   German, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAI   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NIKOLAY.
NIKOLAJ   m   Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAOS   m   Ancient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAS   m   Greek, English
Variant of NIKOLAOS or NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAUS   m   German
German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAY   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
NIKOLCHE   m   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLE   f   Basque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
NIKOLETA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETT   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLINA   f   Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLOZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOMACHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
NIKOMEDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
NIKON   m   Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKORA   m & f   Maori
Maori form of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NIKOSTRATOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and στρατος (stratos) "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
NIKŠA   m   Croatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKUSHA   m   Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NILA   f   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NILES   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name NEIL.
NILI   f   Hebrew
Acronym of the phrase נצח ישׂראל לא ישׁקר (Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker) meaning "the eternity of Israel will not lie". This phrase appears in the Old Testament in Samuel 15:29. It was used as the name of a Jewish spy network in Palestine during World War I.
NILIMA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILOFAR   f   Indian (Muslim)
Indian form of NILOOFAR.
NILOFER   f   Indian (Muslim)
Indian form of NILOOFAR.
NILOOFAR   f   Persian
Means "water lily" in Persian.
NILOUFAR   f   Persian
Variant transcription of NILOOFAR.
NILS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
NİLÜFER   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NILOFER.
NIMA (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
NIMA (2)   m   Persian
Possibly means "just, fair" in Persian.
NIMAT   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NİMET   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NIMAT.
NIMROD   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]
NIMUE   f   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NINA (2)   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Babylonian and Assyrian fertility goddess who was identified with Ishtar. She was the patron goddess of the city of Nineveh. Her name was written using a character representing a fish surrounded by a character representing a house.
NINA (3)   f   Native American, Quechua
Means "fire" in Quechua.
NINA (4)   f   Russian
Russian form of NINO (2).
NINAD   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NINE   f   Frisian
Frisian short form of KATHERINE.
NINEL   f   Russian
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
NINETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NINA (1).
NING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
NINGAL   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "great lady" in Sumerian. This was the name of a goddess of reeds in Sumerian mythology. She was the daughter of Enki and the wife of Nanna.
NINIAN   m   Scottish, Irish, Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name NYNNIAW. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures. He is known as the Apostle to the Picts.
NINO (1)   m   Italian
Short form of GIANNINO, ANTONINO, and other names ending in nino.
NINO (2)   f   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized), Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the masculine name NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
NINON   f   French
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
NINOS   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized)
Possibly related to the name of the goddess NINA (2). According to Greek historians this was the name of the founder of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria.
NINOSLAV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NIOBE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
NIOCLÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of NICHOLAS.
NIR   m   Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NIRAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born" in Sanskrit.
NIRAV   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRUPAMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISHANT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NISHAT   m & f   Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NISSA   f   Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NIT   f   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of NEITH.
NITA (1)   f   English
Short form of ANITA (1) and other names ending in nita.
NITA (2)   f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "bear" in Choctaw.
NITHIN   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITHYA   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIKA   f   Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
NITZA   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZAN   m & f   Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIUSHA   f   Persian
Means "good listener" in Persian.
NIV   m   Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NIVEN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIVIARSIAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "girl" in Greenlandic. This is the name of a variety of flower that grows on Greenland.
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) "little".
NIZHONI   f   Native American, Navajo
Means "beautiful" in Navajo.
NJÅL   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJORD   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NJÖRÐR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of NJORD.
NKECHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKECHINYERE.
NKECHINYERE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKIRU   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKIRUKA.
NKIRUKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the best is still to come" in Igbo.
NKOSANA   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKOSAZANA   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NNENNA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "father's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her paternal grandmother.
NNENNE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her maternal grandmother.
NOA (1)   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NO'AH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOAH (1)   m   English, Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort". According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
NOAH (2)   f   Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad.
NOAK   m   Swedish
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
NOAM   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOBLE   m   English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOBORU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
NOBU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust", (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.
NOBURU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
NOBUYUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" and (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NOE   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1).
NOËL   m   French
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
NOEL   m   English
English form of NOËL.
NOELA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOELANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly mist" from Hawaiian noe "mist" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
NOÈLE   f   French
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOELENE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of NOEL.
NOELIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLA   f   French
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOËLLE   f   French, Dutch
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLE   f   English
English form of NOËLLE.
NOÉMI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMI   f   Italian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMÍ   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÊMIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÉMIE   f   French
French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIN   f   Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
NOGA   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
NOHEMI   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NÓIRÍN   f   Irish
Irish diminutive of NORA.
NOJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
NOKOMIS   f   New World Mythology
Means "my grandmother" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology this is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother. It was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the grandmother of Hiawatha in his poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).
NÖL   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
NOLA   f   English, Irish
Diminutive of MAGNOLIA, FINOLA or other names containing a similar sound.
NOLAN   m   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.
NOLENE   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of NOLA.
NÖLKE   m   Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NOLL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NOLLAIG   m & f   Irish
Means "Christmas" in Irish.
NOLWENN   f   Breton
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
NOMIKI   f   Greek
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) "relating to the law".
NOMUSA   f   Southern African, Ndebele
Means "merciful" in Ndebele.
NON   f   Welsh
Possibly derived from Latin nonna meaning "nun". This was the name of the mother of Saint David.
NONA (1)   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin nonus meaning "ninth", referring to the nine months of pregnancy. This was the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy. She was also one of the three Fates (or Parcae).
NONA (2)   f   English, Ancient Roman (Rare)
Feminine form of NONUS. It was also used in 19th-century England, derived directly from Latin nonus "ninth" and traditionally given to the ninth-born child.
NONIE   f   English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNA   f   Russian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONTLE   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "mother of beauty" in Xhosa.
NONUS   m   Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NOOA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NOAH (1).
NOOR (1)   f & m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOOR (2)   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
NOORA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of NORA.
NOORTJE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch diminutive of ELEONORA.
NOR (1)   f & m   Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOR (2)   m   Limburgish
Short form of NORBAER.
NÓRA   f   Hungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA.
NORA   f   Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
NORAH   f   Irish, English
Variant of NORA.
NORBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of NORBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Norbert.
NORBERT   m   German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
NORBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NORBU   m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
NOREEN   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORENE   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "ceremony, rites" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
NORIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "law, rule" or (nori) meaning "rule, ceremony" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NORINA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of NORA.
NORM   m   English
Short form of NORMAN.
NORMA   f   English, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera 'Norma' (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of NORMAN.
NORMAN   m   English, Ancient Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers and later as a given name. After the Conquest it became more common, but died out around the 14th century. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to a character by this name in C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Daisy Chain' (1856).
NORMAND   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the same source as the name NORMAN.
NORMINA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of NORMA.
NORRIS   m   English
From an English surname, either NORRIS (1) or NORRIS (2).
NORTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "north town" in Old English.
NORWOOD   m   English
From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "north wood" in Old English.
NOSIPHO   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "mother of a gift" in Zulu.
NOSIZWE   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "mother of the nation" in Xhosa.
NOSSON   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
NOU   f   Hmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
NOUR   f & m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUREDDINE   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
NOUSHA   f   Persian
Means "sweet, pleasant" in Persian.
NOVA   f   English
Derived from Latin novus meaning "new". It was first used as a name in the 19th century.
NOVAK   m   Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NOWELL   m   English (Rare)
From the surname Nowell (a variant of NOEL).
NOY   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYA   f   Hebrew
Means "divine beauty" in Hebrew.
NSIA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDA   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NTOMBI   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "lady" in Zulu.
NUADA   m   Irish Mythology
Possibly means "protector" in Celtic. In Irish myth he was an Irish god and a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was killed in battle against the Fomorii.
NUADHA   m   Irish Mythology
Variant of NUADA.
NUALA   f   Irish
Short form of FIONNUALA.
NUALLÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish nuall "noble, famous" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NUAN   f   Chinese
From Chinese (nuǎn) meaning "warm, genial" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
NUBIA   f   Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NUDD   m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of NUADA.
NUH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
NUHA   f   Arabic
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
NUKA   m & f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
NUMITOR   m   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Numitor was the king of Alba Longa and the father of Rhea Silvia. He was overthrown by his brother Amulius, but reinstated by his grandsons Romulus and Remus.
NUÑO   m   Medieval Spanish
Spanish form of NUNO.
NUNO   m   Portuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
NUNZIA   f   Italian
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
NUNZIATINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of NUNZIA.
NUNZIO   m   Italian
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
NUR   f & m   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NURA   f   Arabic
Strictly feminine form of NUR.
NUR AD-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
NURASYL   m   Kazakh
Means "noble light" in Kazakh.
NURAY   f   Turkish
Means "bright moon" in Turkish.
NURETTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NUR AD-DIN.
NURGÜL   f   Turkish
Means "radiant rose" in Turkish.
NÚRIA   f   Catalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NURISLAM   m   Kazakh
From Kazakh nur meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام).
NURIT   f   Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURTEN   f   Turkish
Means "radiant skin" in Turkish.
NURU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NURUDDIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
NURUL   m & f   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
NURULLAH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
NURZHAN   m   Kazakh
Means "light soul" in Kazakh.
NWANNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my siblings are supreme" in Igbo.
NYAH   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of NIA (2).
NYALA   f   Various
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYARAI   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "be humble" in Shona.
NYAZIK   f   Turkmen
Means "graceful" in Turkmen.
NYDIA   f   English (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
NYE   m   Welsh
Diminutive of ANEIRIN.
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