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SAMANTA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHA   f   English, Italian, Dutch
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
SAMAR   f   Arabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic.
SAMARA   f   English (Modern)
Possibly derived from the biblical place name Samaria, which means "watch mountain" in Hebrew.
SAMED   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SAMAD.
SAMEER (1)   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIR (1).
SAMEER (2)   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Variant transcription of SAMIR (2).
SAMEERA (1)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (1).
SAMEERA (2)   f   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (2).
SAMI (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SAMI (2)   m   Arabic
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
SAMİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SAMI (2).
SAMIA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIYA.
ŞAMİL   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SHAMIL.
SAMINA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of THAMINA.
SAMİR   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIR (1)   m   Arabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic.
SAMIR (2)   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMIRA (1)   f   Arabic, Persian
Feminine form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIRA (2)   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SAMIYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMMI   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of SAMANTHA.
SAMMIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMY   m & f   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANG   m & f   Khmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SAMO   m   Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin.
SAMOIL   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of SAMUEL.
SAMOUEL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology this is the name of a magical artifact (perhaps a mill) created by the smith god Ilmarinen.
SAMPPA   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.
SAMPSON (1)   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMPSON (2)   m   English
From an English surname which was itself derived from a medieval form of the given name SAMSON.
SAMSON   m   Biblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon) which meant "sun". Samson was an Old Testament hero granted exceptional strength by God. His mistress Delilah betrayed him and cut his hair, stripping him of his power. Thus he was captured by the Philistines, blinded, and brought to their temple. However, in a final act of strength, he pulled down the pillars of the temple upon himself and his captors.... [more]
SAMU   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Hungarian and Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SÁMUEL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAMUELA   f   Italian
Feminine form of SAMUEL.
SAMUELE   m   Italian
Italian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of SAMUEL found in the Latin Old Testament.
SAMUIL   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SAMULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SAMUEL.
SANA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SANAA (1).
SANAA (1)   f   Arabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
SANAA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SANAZ   f   Persian
Possibly means "full of grace" in Persian.
SANCHA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHIA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHO   m   Spanish
Possibly a Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may be derived from an older Iberian name. This was the name of a 9th-century saint who was martyred by the Moors at Cordoba. It was also borne by several Spanish and Portuguese kings. Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the squire of Don Quixote.
SANCTIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of SANCHO.
SANDA   f   Romanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDALIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Sandalius, a Latinized form of the Gothic name Sandulf which meant "true wolf" from sand "true" and ulf "wolf". This was the name of a 9th-century Spanish saint martyred by the Moors.
SANDER   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian short form of ALEXANDER.
SANDFORD   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of SANFORD.
SANDHYA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDI   m   Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEKSANDAR or ALEKSANDER.
SANDIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SANDY.
SANDILE   m   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "we increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
SANDIP   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SÁNDOR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALEXANDER.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANDRINE   f   French
Elaborated form of SANDRA.
SANDRO   m   Italian, Georgian
Short form of ALESSANDRO (Italian) or ALEKSANDRE (Georgian). Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance artist, the painter of 'The Birth of Venus' and other famous works.
SANDU   m   Romanian
Short form of ALEXANDRU.
SANDY   m & f   English
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANEL   m   Croatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANELA   f   Croatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANEM   f   Turkish
Means "idol" in Turkish.
SANFORD   m   English
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "sand ford" in Old English.
SANG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SANG-HUN   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "still, yet" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja characters can form this name as well.
SANGO   f   Popular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SANI   m   Arabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
SANIYYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SANI.
SANJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJAYA   m   Hinduism
Means "completely victorious, triumphant" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a royal official in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
SANJEET   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SANJIT.
SANJEEV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIB   m   Bengali
Bengali form of SANJIV.
SANJICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANJIN   m   Croatian
Masculine form of SANJA.
SANJIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SANKAR   m   Indian, Malayalam, Bengali
Variant transcription of SHANKARA.
SANNA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNE   f   Dutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SANNI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SANS   m   Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHO.
SANSONE   m   Italian
Italian form of SAMSON.
SANTA   f   Italian
Feminine form of SANTO.
SANTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of ALEXANDER.
SANTIAGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of JAMES, the patron saint of Spain. This is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.
SANTINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of SANTO.
SANTINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of SANTO.
SANTO   m   Italian
Means "saint" in Italian, ultimately from Latin sanctus.
SANTOS   m   Spanish
Means "saints" in Spanish.
SANTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SANTUZZA   f   Italian
Diminutive of SANTA.
SANYA (1)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SANIYYA.
SANYA (2)   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SANYI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of SÁNDOR.
SAOIRSE   f   Irish
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.
SAOUL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPIR   f   Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPHEIRE   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SAPPHIRA.
SAPPHIRA   f   Biblical
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SAPPHIRE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the gemstone, the blue birthstone of September, which is derived from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros), ultimately from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir).
SAPPHO   f   Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SAQUI   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "favourite" in Mapuche.
SÁRA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SARAH   f   English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARAI   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARAID   f   Irish
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.
SARAL   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARALA   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SARANGEREL   f   Mongolian
Means "moonlight" in Mongolian.
SARANNA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.
SARASWATI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
SARAVA   m   Various
From a phrase used by members of the Candomblé religion (an African religion which was taken to Brazil by African slaves) which means "good luck".
SARDAR   m   Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SARGIS   m   Armenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARGON   m   History
From the Akkadian name Sharru-kinu meaning "true king". This was the name (or title) of the first emperor of Akkad (23rd century BC). It was also borne by the 7th-century BC Assyrian king Sargon II, who named himself after the first Sargon.
SÁRI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARI (1)   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SARI (2)   f   Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
SARIAH   f   Mormon
Possibly from an alternate reading of Hebrew שׂריה (see SERAIAH). In the Book of Mormon this is the name of Lehi's wife.
SÁRIKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARIKA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARINA   f   Dutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
SARIT   f   Hebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (1)   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (2)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
ŠÁRKA   f   Czech
Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the other women slew them.
SARKIS   m   Armenian
Variant transcription of SARGIS.
SARNAI   f   Mongolian
Means "rose" in Mongolian.
SAROSH   m   Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of SOROUSH.
SARPEDON   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek legend Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Laodamia, and the king of the Lycians. He was one of the chief warriors who fought against the Greeks in defense of Troy, but he was killed by Patroclus. Another Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Europa.
SARRA   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SARVESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SAŠA   m & f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHA   m & f   German
German form of SASHA.
SASHA   m & f   Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHI   m & f   Indian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SASHKA   f   Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASHO   m   Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASITHORN   f   Thai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
SASKIA   f   Dutch, German
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SAŠO   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASSA   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SATAN   m   Theology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SATCHEL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Old English sacc meaning "sack, bag", referring to a person who was a bag maker.
SATI   f   Hinduism
Means "truthful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this was the name of a goddess, a wife of Shiva. After her death she was reborn as the goddess Parvati.
SATISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SATISHA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of Sati" from the name of the Hindu goddess SATI combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
SATOMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SATU   f   Finnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SATURN   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Saturnus, which is of unknown meaning. In Roman mythology he was the father of Jupiter, Juno and others, and was also the god of agriculture. This is also the name of the ringed sixth planet in the solar system.
SATURNINA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SATURNINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SATURNINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.
SATURNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of SATURN.
SAUDA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SAUL   m   Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SAULE   f   Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Latvian form of SAULĖ.
SAULĖ   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SAULIĀ   f   Baltic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Possible earlier form of SAULĖ.
SAULIUS   m   Lithuanian
Masculine form of SAULĖ. This is also the Lithuanian form of SAUL.
SAUNDRA   f   Scottish
Scottish form of SANDRA.
SAVA   m   Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SAVANNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SAVANNAH.
SAVANNAH   f   English
From the English word for the large grassy plain, ultimately deriving from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie 'Savannah Smiles' (1982).
SAVAŞ   m   Turkish
Means "war" in Turkish.
SAVELI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of SAVELIY.
SAVELIY   m   Russian
Russian form of the Latin name Sabellius meaning "a Sabine". The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy.
SAVELY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of SAVELIY.
SAVERIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of XAVIER.
SAVERIO   m   Italian
Italian form of XAVIER.
SAVERIU   m   Corsican
Corsican form of XAVIER.
SAVINA   f   Italian
Italian variant of SABINA.
SAVINO   m   Italian
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SAVIO   m   Italian
Means "clever, bright" in Italian.
SAVITR   m   Hinduism
Means "rouser, stimulator" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu sun god, sometimes identified with Surya.
SAVITRI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SAVVA   m   Russian
Russian form of SABAS.
SAWNEY   m   Scottish
Scottish form of SANDY.
SAWSAN   f   Arabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAWYER   m   English (Modern)
From a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English. Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).
SAWYL   m   Welsh
Welsh form of SAMUEL.
SAXA   f   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of SASKIA.
SAXON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Saxons, ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife". This name can also be given in direct reference to the tribe.
SAYAKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "sand" or (sa) meaning "thread, silk" with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an interjection, combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
SAYEN   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "sweet, lovely" in Mapuche.
SAYURI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations.
SAYYID   m   Arabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
SAYYIDA   f   Arabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
SCAEVOLA   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of SCEVOLA.
SCARLET   f   English (Modern)
Either a variant of SCARLETT or else from the English word for the red colour. The word is derived (via Old French and medieval Latin) from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat), the name of a type of cloth.
SCARLETT   f   English
From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, ultimately derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)). Margaret Mitchell used this name for Scarlett O'Hara, the main character in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936). Scarlett's name came from her grandmother's maiden name.
SCEVOLA   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
SCHEHERAZADE   f   Literature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SCHOLASTICA   f   Late Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from scholasticus meaning "rhetorician, orator". Saint Scholastica was a 6th-century Benedictine abbess, the sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia.
SCHOLASTIQUE   f   French
French form of SCHOLASTICA.
SCHUYLER   m   English
From a Dutch surname meaning "scholar". Dutch settlers brought the surname to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name in honour of the American general and senator Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).
SCHWANHILD   f   German (Rare)
Variant of SWANHILD.
SCILLA   f   Italian
Short form of PRISCILLA. This is also the Italian word for the squill flower (genus Scilla).
SCOT   m   English, Scottish
Variant form of SCOTT.
SCOTT   m   English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.
SCOTTIE   m   English, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOTTY   m   English, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOUT   f   English (Rare)
From the English word scout meaning "one who gathers information covertly", which is derived from Old French escouter "to listen". Harper Lee used this name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960).
  m   Irish
Variant of SÉAGHDHA.
SEACHLANN   m   Irish
Variant of SEACHNALL.
SEACHNALL   m   Irish
Possibly an Irish form of SECUNDINUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, also known as Secundinus.
SEAD   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SÉAFRA   m   Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SEAGHDH   m   Scottish
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
SÉAGHDHA   m   Irish
Possibly means "admirable" or "hawk-like" in Gaelic.
SÉAMAS   m   Irish
Irish form of JAMES.
SÉAMUS   m   Irish
Irish form of JAMES.
SEÁN   m   Irish
Irish form of JOHN.
SEAN   m   Irish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SEANÁN   m   Irish
Variant of SENÁN.
SEANNA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of SEÁN.
SÉARLAIT   f   Irish
Irish form of CHARLOTTE.
SÉARLAS   m   Irish
Irish form of CHARLES.
SEBASTIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SEBASTIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of SEBASTIAN.
SEBASTIÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIEN   m   French
French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIJAN   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTJAN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBESTYÉN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBIRE   f   Norman
Norman form of SIBYL.
SEBLE   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
ŞEBNEM   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHABNAM.
SECHNALL   m   Irish
Variant of SEACHNALL.
SECUNDINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name derived from the praenomen SECUNDUS. Saint Secundinus, also known as Seachnall, was a 5th-century assistant to Saint Patrick who became the first bishop of Dunshaughlin.
SECUNDUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "second" in Latin.
SEDA   f   Turkish
Means "voice, echo" in Turkish.
SEDEF   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SEDNA   f   Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.
SEEMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of SIMA (2).
SEETA   f   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SITA.
SEETHA   f   Tamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEFFORA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ZIPPORAH.
SEFTON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town in the rushes" in Old English.
SEFU   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SÉGOLÈNE   f   French
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
ŞEHRAZAD   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHRAZAT   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHZADE   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHZAD.
SEIJA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".
SEISYLL   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
SEJAD   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SEKAI   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "be humourous" in Shona.
SEKANI   m   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
SEKAR   m   Tamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SEKHAR   m   Indian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SELA   f   Biblical
Means "rock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a city, the capital of Edom, in the Old Testament.
SELAH   f   Biblical
From a Hebrew musical term which occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SELÂHATTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SELAHATTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SELBY   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SELENA   f   Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SELENE   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SELEUCUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σελευκος (Seleukos), of unknown meaning. This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals, who established the Seleucid Empire in Western Asia after Alexander's death.
SELEUKOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SELEUCUS.
SELIG   m   Yiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish.
SELİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SALIM. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.
SELIMA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SALIMA.
SELINA   f   English
Possibly a variant of CÉLINE or SELENE. As an English name, it first came into use in the 17th century.
SELMA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SELMAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SALMAN.
SELVAGGIA   f   Italian
Means "wild" in Italian.
SELWYN   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from an Old English given name, which was formed of the elements sele "manor" and wine "friend".
SEM   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SEMELE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder. When he did, Semele was struck by lightning and died, but not before giving birth to Dionysos.
SEMEN   m   Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as a variant transcription of Russian SEMYON.
SEMİH   m   Turkish
Means "generous" in Turkish.
SEMİHA   f   Turkish
Feminine form of SEMİH.
SEMİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
ŞEMSETTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAMS AL-DIN.
SEMYON   m   Russian
Russian form of SIMON (1).
SENÁN   m   Irish
Means "little old person", derived from Old Irish sen "old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Senán was a 6th-century monk from Munster, Ireland.
SENAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of SENÁN.
ŞENAY   f   Turkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
SENCE   f   Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHIA.
SENDER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
SENDOA   m   Basque
Means "strong" in Basque.
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