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SHERAGA   m   Jewish
Means "light, candle" in Aramaic.
SHERAH   f   Biblical
Means "kinswoman" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Ephraim in the Old Testament.
SHEREE   f   English
Variant of SHERRY. This particular spelling was popularized by American actress Sheree North (1932-2005), who was born Dawn Shirley Crang.
SHEREEN   f   Persian
Variant transcription of SHIRIN.
SHERI   f   English
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERIDAN   m & f   English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The name Sirideán means "searcher" in Gaelic.
SHERIE   f   English
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERIF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SHARIF.
SHERILL   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CHERYL.
SHERILYN   f   English
Variant of CHERILYN.
SHERISSE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CHARISSE.
SHERLEY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SHIRLEY.
SHERLOCK   m   Literature
Used by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his character Sherlock Holmes, who was a detective in Doyle's mystery stories beginning in 1887. The character's name was from an English surname meaning "shear lock", originally referring to a person with closely cut hair.
SHERMAN   m   English
From a surname meaning "shear man" in Old English, originally denoting a person who cut cloth. Famous bearers of the surname include American politician Roger Sherman (1721-1793) and American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891).
SHERRI   f   English
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERRIE   f   English
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERRY   f   English
Before the 20th century this was probably from the Irish surname Ó Searraigh meaning "descendant of Searrach" (a name meaning "foal" in Gaelic). Later it may have been reinforced by the French word chérie meaning "darling", or the English word sherry, a type of fortified wine named from the Spanish town of Jerez. This name came into popular use during the 1920s, inspired by other similar-sounding names and by Collette's novels 'Chéri' (1920, English translation 1929) and 'The Last of Chéri' (1926, English translation 1932), in which it is a masculine name.
SHERWOOD   m   English
From an English place name (or from a surname which was derived from it) meaning "bright forest". This was the name of the forest in which the legendary outlaw Robin Hood made his home.
SHERYL   f   English
Variant of CHERYL.
SHERYLL   f   English
Variant of CHERYL.
SHET   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SETH (1).
SHEVAUN   f   Irish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
SHEVON   f   Irish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
SHI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (shí) meaning "time, era, season", (shí) meaning "real, honest", (shǐ) meaning "history" or (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.
SHIB   m   Bengali
Bengali form of SHIVA (1).
SHICHIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SHICHIROU.
SHICHIROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (shichi) meaning "seven" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the seventh son. Other kanji combinations can be possible.
SHIDEH   f   Persian
Means "bright" in Persian.
SHIFRA   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIHAB   m   Arabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.
SHIKHA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHIKOBA   m & f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "feather" in Choctaw.
SHILA   f   Indian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition, character".
SHILOH   m & f   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation. This name was brought to public attention after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave it to their daughter in 2006.
SHIMMEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of SHIMON.
SHIMON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIMSHON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHIN   m   Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "real, genuine" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
SHINJU   f   Japanese
From Japanese 真珠 (shinju) meaning "pearl".
SHINOBU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (shinobu) meaning "endurance", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
SHINTA   f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SITA.
SHIORI   f & m   Japanese
As a feminine name it can be from Japanese (shi) meaning "poem" combined with (ori) meaning "weave". It can also be from (shiori) meaning "bookmark" (usually feminine) or (shiori) meaning "lithe, bending" (usually masculine), as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
SHIPHRAH   f   Biblical
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the midwives who disobeys the Pharaoh's order to kill any Hebrew boys they deliver.
SHIR (1)   f   Hebrew
Means "song" in Hebrew.
SHIR (2)   m   Persian (Rare)
Modern Persian form of SHER.
SHIRA   f   Hebrew
Means "poetry" or "singing" in Hebrew.
SHIREEN   f   Persian
Variant transcription of SHIRIN.
SHIRI   f   Hebrew
Means "my song" in Hebrew.
SHIRIN   f   Persian
Means "sweet" in Persian. This was the name of a character in Persian and Turkish legend.
SHIRLEE   f   English
Variant of SHIRLEY.
SHIRLEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "bright clearing" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in Charlotte Brontë's semi-autobiographical novel 'Shirley' (1849). The child actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014) helped to popularize this name.
SHIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SHIROU.
SHIROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (shi) meaning "four" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fourth son. Other kanji combinations are possible.
SHIV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHIVA (1)   m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
SHIVA (2)   f   Persian
Means "charming, eloquent" in Persian.
SHIVALI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHIZUKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (shizu) meaning "quiet" combined with (ka) meaning "summer" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SHLOMIT   f   Hebrew
Means "peaceful" in Hebrew.
SHLOMO   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHMUEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SHOU.
SHOBHA   f   Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शोभा (shobha) meaning "brilliance".
SHOHRE   f   Persian
Variant transcription of SHOHREH.
SHOHREH   f   Persian
Means "famous" in Persian.
SHOKUFEH   f   Persian
Means "blossom" in Persian.
SHOLTO   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of SÌOLTACH.
SHONA   f   Scottish
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID. Though unconnected, this is also the name of an ethnic group who live in southern Africa, mainly Zimbabwe.
SHONDA   f   English
Probably a blend of SHONA and RHONDA.
SHOSHANA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHOSHANNAH.
SHOSHANNAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHOTA   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SHOUTA.
SHOU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (shou) meaning "soar, glide" or (shou) meaning "prize, reward". Other kanji with identical pronunciations can also form this name.
SHOUHEI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (shou) meaning "soar, glide" and (hei) meaning "level, even, peaceful", in addition to other combinations of kanji which are pronounced the same way.
SHOUTA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (shou) meaning "soar, glide" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
SHPRESA   f   Albanian
From Albanian shpresë meaning "hope".
SHPRINTZA   f   Yiddish
Possibly a Yiddish form of ESPERANZA.
SHPRINTZE   f   Yiddish
Possibly a Yiddish form of ESPERANZA.
SHPRINTZEL   f   Yiddish
Possibly a Yiddish diminutive of ESPERANZA.
SHQIPE   f   Albanian
Either from Albanian shqipe meaning "eagle" or shqip meaning "Albanian" (words which may be interrelated).
SHRAGA   m   Jewish
Variant transcription of SHERAGA.
SHRESTH   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
SHREYA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "superior, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRI   f   Hinduism
Means "diffusing light, radiance, beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. This word is also commonly used as a title of respect in India.
SHRIDEVI   f   Hinduism
From the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". This is another name of Lakshmi.
SHRINIVAS   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "the abode of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit निवास (nivasa) meaning "abode, house".
SHRIPATI   m   Hinduism
Means "husband of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit पति (pati) meaning "husband, lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
SHRIVATSA   m   Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "beloved of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa) meaning "beloved, dear". This is the name of a mark on Vishnu's chest.
SHU   f   Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SHUFEN   f   Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" combined with (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume". Other character combinations are possible as well.
SHUG   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of HUGH.
SHUI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (shuǐ) meaning "water", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SHUKRI   m   Arabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
SHUKRIYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SHUKRIYYA.
SHUKRIYYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SHUKRI.
SHULA   f   Arabic
Means "flame" in Arabic.
SHULAMIT   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMITE   f   Biblical
Variant of SHULAMMITE used in some versions of the Bible.
SHULAMITH   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMIT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITE   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
SHUN (1)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (shùn) meaning "obey, submit" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SHUN (2)   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 駿 (shun) meaning "fast", (shun) meaning "talented", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
SHURA   f & m   Russian
Russian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA or ALEKSANDR.
SHWETA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMA   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SHYAMAL   m   Bengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SHYAMALA   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SHYLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SHEILA.
SIÂN   f   Welsh
Welsh form of JEANNE.
SIANA   f   Welsh
Diminutive of SIÂN.
SIANI   f   Welsh
Diminutive of SIÂN.
SIARHEI   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of SERGIUS.
SIARL   m   Welsh
Welsh form of CHARLES.
SIAVASH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
SIAVUSH   m   Persian
Variant transcription of SIAVASH.
SIB   m   Bengali
Variant transcription of SHIB.
SIBÉAL   f   Irish
Irish form of ISABEL.
SIBILLA   f   Italian
Italian form of SIBYLLA.
SIBONAKALISO   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "sign" in Zulu.
SIBYL   f   English
From Greek Σιβυλλα (Sibylla), meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek and Roman legend the sibyls were ten female prophets who practiced at different holy sites in the ancient world. In later Christian theology, the sibyls were thought to have divine knowledge and were revered in much the same way as the Old Testament prophets. Because of this, the name came into general use in the Christian world during the Middle Ages. The Normans brought it to England, where it was spelled both Sibyl and Sybil. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps helped by Benjamin Disraeli's novel 'Sybil' (1845).
SIBYLLA   f   Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SIBYLLE   f   German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SID   m   English
Short form of SIDNEY.
SIDDHARTH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of SIDDHARTHA.
SIDDHARTHA   m   Sanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
SIDDHI   f   Indian, Marathi
Means "accomplishment, success, attainment" in Sanskrit, referring to spiritual or psychic powers attained through meditation or yoga.
SIDIKA   f   Turkish
Means "truth" in Turkish.
SIDNEY   m & f   English
From the English surname SIDNEY. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).
SIDONIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of SIDONIUS.
SIDONIE   f   French
French feminine form of SIDONIUS.
SIDONIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name which meant "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.
SIDONY   f   English (Archaic)
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This name was in use in the Middle Ages, when it became associated with the word sindon (of Greek origin) meaning "linen", a reference to the Shroud of Turin.
SIEFFRE   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEOFFREY.
SIEGBERT   m   German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and beraht "bright". This was the name of several Frankish kings, including the 7th-century Sigebert III of Austrasia who is regarded as a saint.
SIEGER   m   Dutch, German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
SIEGFRIED   m   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the 'Nibelungenlied'. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. His adventures were largely based on those of the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera 'The Ring of the Nibelung' (1876).
SIEGHARD   m   German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".
SIEGHILD   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hild "battle".
SIEGLINDE   f   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and linde "gentle, soft". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied'.
SIEGMUND   m   German
German variant of SIGMUND.
SIEGWARD   m   German (Rare)
German form of SIGURD.
SIEM   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of SIMON (1).
SIEMEN   m   Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of SIMON (1).
SIEMOWIT   m   Polish (Archaic)
Older form of ZIEMOWIT.
SIENA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIENNA, with the spelling perhaps influenced by that of the Italian city.
SIENNA   f   English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "orange-red". It is ultimately from the name of the city of Siena in Italy, because of the colour of the clay there.
SIERRA   f   English (Modern)
Means "mountain range" in Spanish, referring specifically to a mountain range with jagged peaks.
SIET   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".
SIETSE   m   Frisian
Diminutive of SIET.
SIEUWERD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of SIGURD.
SIF   f   Norse Mythology, Danish, Icelandic
Variant of SIV.
SIGAL   f   Hebrew
Means "purple, violet" in Hebrew.
SIGALIT   f   Hebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
SIGDAG   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".
SIGEBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "bright victory", derived from Old English sige "victory" and beorht "bright". This was the name of a king of Wessex. The name fell out of use after the Norman conquest.
SIGEWEARD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".
SIGFRID (1)   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRID (2)   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
SIGFRIDO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRØÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of SIEGFRIED.
SIGGE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of SIGMUND, SIGFRID (1), and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SIGI   m & f   German
Diminutive of SIEGFRIED, SIEGLINDE, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SIGIBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGBERT.
SIGIFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGIHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHARD.
SIGIHERI   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGER.
SIGIHILD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHILD.
SIGILIND   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGLINDE.
SIGIMUND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIGMUND.
SIGISMUND   m   German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
SIGIVALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and wald "rule".
SIGIWARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
SIGMUND   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
SIGMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGMUND.
SIGNE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of SIGNY.
SIGNY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
SIGRID   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGRID.
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
SIGRUN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of SIGRÚN.
SIGSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIXTEN.
SIGURD   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga', which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
SIGURÐUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARD   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SIIRI   f   Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
SIKANDAR   m   Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIKKE   m   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SILA   f   Turkish
Means "reunion" in Turkish.
SILAS   m   English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SÍLE   f   Irish
Irish form of CECILIA.
SÌLEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of CECILIA.
SILJA   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILJE   f   Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILKE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SILLE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILOUANOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVA   f   Bulgarian, Slovene
Short form of SILVIYA or SILVIJA.
SILVANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of SILVANUS.
SILVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUS   m   Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVER   m   English
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
SILVESTER   m   Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTR   m   Czech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRA   f   Italian, Slovene
Feminine form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRO   m   Italian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
SILVIE   f   Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SILVIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SILVIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUS   m   Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SILVIYA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
SIMA (1)   f   Persian
Means "face, visage" in Persian.
SIMA (2)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SIMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SIMON (1).
SIMBA (1)   m   Southern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2)   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie 'The Lion King' (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
SIMCHA   f & m   Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
ŠIME   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIME   m   Macedonian
Macedonian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMEN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMEON   m   Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
SİMGE   f   Turkish
Means "symbol" in Turkish.
SIMIN   f   Persian
Means "silvery" in Persian.
SIMION   m   Romanian
Romanian form of SIMEON.
SIMISOLA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "rest in wealth" in Yoruba.
ŠIMO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMO   m   Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMON   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
SIMÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of SIMON (1). This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SIMON (1)   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
SIMON (2)   m   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.
ŠIMONA   f   Czech
Czech variant of SIMONA.
SIMONAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONE (1)   f   French, English
French feminine form of SIMON (1). A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
SIMONE (2)   m   Italian
Italian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of SIMONA.
SIMONETTE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of SIMONE (1).
SIMONI   m   Georgian
Georgian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMONIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.
SIMONU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMUN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
SINCLAIR   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint CLAIR". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).
SINDRE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
SINDRI   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.
SINDY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CINDY.
SÍNE   f   Irish
Irish form of JEANNE.
SÌNE   f   Scottish
Scottish form of JEANNE.
SINÉAD   f   Irish
Irish form of JEANNETTE.
SÌNEAG   f   Scottish
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
SİNEM   f   Turkish
Means "my bosom, my breast" in Turkish.
SINGH   m   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
SINI   f   Finnish
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SINIKKA   f   Finnish
Elaborated form of SINI.
SINIŠA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SINJIN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of the name St. John (see JOHN).
SINTA   f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SITA.
SIOBHÁN   f   Irish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.
SIOFRA   f   Irish
Means "elf, sprite" in Irish Gaelic.
SÌOLTACH   m   Scottish
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
SÍOMHA   f   Irish
Variant of SÍTHMAITH.
SIÔN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN, via Old French Jehan.
SIONANN   f   Irish Mythology
The name of an Irish goddess, a granddaughter of Lir, who was the personification of the River Shannon. Her name is derived from the name of the river (see SHANNON).
SIONED   f   Welsh
Welsh form of JANET.
SIÔR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORS   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORUS   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIOTHRÚN   m   Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SIPHO   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "gift" in Xhosa.
SIRAN   f   Armenian
Short form of SIRANUSH.
SIRANUSH   f   Armenian
Means "lovely" in Armenian.
SIRI   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of SIGRID.
ŞİRİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHIRIN.
ŞIRIN   f   Kurdish
Kurdish form of SHIRIN.
SIRIPORN   f   Thai
Derived from Thai ศิริ (sir) "glory, splendour" and พร (phon) "blessing".
SIRIUS   m   Astronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σειριος (seirios) "burning".
SIRPA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish sirpale "small piece, fragment".
SIRVARD   f   Armenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
SIRVART   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of SIRVARD.
SISEL   f   Yiddish
Means "sweet" in Yiddish. This name is also used as a Yiddish form of CECILIA.
SISKO   f   Finnish
Means "sister" in Finnish.
SISSIE   f   English
Variant of SISSY.
SISSINNGUAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "squirrel" in Greenlandic.
SISSY   f   English
Diminutive of CECILIA, FRANCES or PRISCILLA. It can also be taken from the nickname, which originated as a nursery form of the word sister.
SISTO   m   Italian
Italian form of SIXTUS.
SISU   m   Finnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
SITA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the 'Rigveda'. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. In this story Sita is rescued by her husband from the demon king Ravana.
SITARA   f   Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SÍTHEACH   m   Irish (Rare)
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.
SITHEMBILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SÍTHMAITH   f   Irish
Means "good peace" from Irish síth "peace" and maith "good".
SITI   f   Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
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