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There are 341 names matching your criteria.

'ABLA   f   Arabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic... [more]
AENEAS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise"... [more]
AGATHA   f   English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good"... [more]
ALBENA   f   Bulgarian
Created by Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov for the heroine in his drama 'Albena' (1930)... [more]
ALBERT   m   English, French, German, Slovene, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright"... [more]
ALCAEUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκαιος (Alkaios), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength"... [more]
ALDOUS   m   English (Rare)
Possibly a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ald "old", making it a cognate of ALDO... [more]
ALEKSANDR   m   Russian, Armenian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER... [more]
ALEXANDER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος)... [more]
ALEXIS   m & f   German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help"... [more]
ALFRED   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
ALLAN   m   English, Scottish
Variant of ALAN... [more]
ALLEN   m   English, Scottish
Variant of ALAN... [more]
AMANDA   f   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Finnish, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS... [more]
AMINTA   m   Literature
Form of AMYNTAS used by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his play 'Aminta' (1573)... [more]
AMIRAN   m   Georgian, Literature
Variant of AMIRANI... [more]
ANASTASIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αναστασιος (Anastasios) which meant "resurrection" from Greek αναστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ανα (ana) "up" and στασις (stasis) "standing")... [more]
ANATOLIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise"... [more]
ANAXAGORAS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "master of speech" from Greek αναξ (anax) "master, lord" and αγορευω (agoreuo) "to orate"... [more]
ANEIRIN   m   Welsh
Welsh name, originally spelled Neirin, which possibly means "noble"... [more]
ANTONIN   m   French
French form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO)... [more]
ANUSH   f   Armenian
Means "sweet" in Armenian... [more]
APHRA   f   Various
Meaning uncertain; possibly a variant of AFRA (1), or possibly a variant of Aphrah, a biblical place name meaning "dust"... [more]
APOLLINAIRE   m   French (Rare)
French form of APOLLINARIS... [more]
APOLLONIOS   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god APOLLO... [more]
ARISTOCLES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αριστοκλης (Aristokles) which meant "the best glory", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and κλεος (kleos) "glory"... [more]
ARISTOPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and φανης (phanes) "appearing"... [more]
ARISTOTLE   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Αριστοτελης (Aristoteles) which meant "the best purpose", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and τελος (telos) "purpose, aim"... [more]
ARJA   f   Finnish
Variant of IRJA... [more]
ARMIDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580)... [more]
ARTEMIDOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift"... [more]
ARTHUR   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown... [more]
ASLAN   m   Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ingush
Means "lion" in Turkish... [more]
ASTROPHEL   m   Literature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek αστηρ (aster) "star" and φιλος (philos) "lover, friend"... [more]
ATTICUS   m   Literature
From a Roman name meaning "from Attica" in Latin... [more]
AUGUSTINE (1)   m   English
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS... [more]
AURELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin aureus "golden, gilded"... [more]
AVA (3)   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired"... [more]
AVTANDIL   m   Georgian, Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'... [more]
AYLA (3)   f   Literature
Created for the novel 'Clan of the Cave Bear' (1980) by author Jean M. Auel... [more]
AYN   f   Various
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher... [more]
BAMBI   f   English
Derived from Italian bambina meaning "young girl"... [more]
BAQI   m   Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
BARUCH   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew... [more]
BEATRICE   f   Italian, English, Swedish
Italian form of BEATRIX... [more]
BEATRIX   f   English, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant "voyager, traveller"... [more]
BEN (1)   m   English, German, Dutch
Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT... [more]
BENJAMIN   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand"... [more]
BENVENUTO   m   Italian
Means "welcome" in Italian... [more]
BERNARD   m   English, French, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
BERTRAND   m   French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)"... [more]
BLAISE   m   French
From the Roman name Blasius which meant "lisping" from Latin blaesus... [more]
BLAKE   m   English
From a surname which was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blāc "pale"... [more]
BRAM   m   English, Dutch
Short form of ABRAHAM... [more]
BRUNO   m   German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun meaning "brown"... [more]
BYRON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English... [more]
BYSSHE   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname, a variant of the surname Bush, which originally indicated a person who lived near a bush... [more]
CAEDMON   m   History
Meaning unknown, though the first element is likely connected to Brythonic caed meaning "battle"... [more]
CARROLL   m   Irish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL... [more]
CASPIAN   m   Literature
Used by author C. S. Lewis for a character in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series, first appearing in 1950... [more]
CATO (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "wise" in Latin... [more]
CELSUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which meant "tall" in Latin... [more]
CHARLOTTE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES... [more]
CHRISTIAN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS)... [more]
CHRISTOPHER   m   English
From the Late Greek name Χριστοφορος (Christophoros) meaning "bearing Christ", derived from Χριστος (Christos) combined with φερω (phero) "to bear, to carry"... [more]
CICERO   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "chickpea" from Latin cicer... [more]
COLETTE   f   French
Short form of NICOLETTE... [more]
CONAN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Gaelic "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix... [more]
CONFUCIUS   m   History
Anglicized form of the Chinese name Kong Fu Zi... [more]
CORINNA   f   English, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Κοριννα (Korinna), which was derived from κορη (kore) "maiden"... [more]
CORINNE   f   French, English
French form of CORINNA... [more]
CSILLA   f   Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian csillag meaning "star"... [more]
DAFYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of DAVID... [more]
DAIVA   f   Lithuanian
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny".
DANA (2)   m & f   English
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was Danish... [more]
DANTE   m   Italian
Medieval short form of DURANTE... [more]
DASHIELL   m   English (Rare)
In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), it is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.
DAVID   m   English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved"... [more]
DEFOREST   m   English
From a French surname meaning "from the forest"... [more]
DEIRBHILE   f   Irish
Means "daughter of a poet" from Gaelic der "daughter" and file "poet"... [more]
DEMOCRITUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημοκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δημου (demou) "of the people" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic"... [more]
DENIS   m   French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS... [more]
DIOGENES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "born of Zeus" from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and γενης (genes) meaning "born"... [more]
DORINDA   f   English
Combination of DORA and the name suffix inda... [more]
DOROTHY   f   English
Usual English form of DOROTHEA... [more]
DOYLE   m   Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Dubhghaill meaning "descendent of Dubhghall"... [more]
DYLAN   m   Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh elements dy "great" and llanw "tide, flow"... [more]
EDGAR   m   English, French
Derived from the Old English elements ead "rich, blessed" and gar "spear"... [more]
EDMUND   m   English, German, Polish
Means "rich protector" from Old English ead "rich, blessed" and mund "protector"... [more]
ELEA   f   English
Short form of ELEANOR... [more]
ELIOT   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT... [more]
ELMIRA   f   English
Shortened form of EDELMIRA... [more]
EMERSON   m & f   English
From an English surname meaning "son of EMERY"... [more]
ÉMILE   m   French
French form of Aemilius (see EMIL)... [more]
EMILY   f   English
English feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL)... [more]
ENIKŐ   f   Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century... [more]
ENNIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius which is of unknown meaning... [more]
ENOCH   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated"... [more]
EPIKTETOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired"... [more]
ERICH   m   German
German form of ERIC... [more]
ERNEST   m   English, French, Slovene, Polish
Derived from Germanic eornost meaning "serious"... [more]
EUGENE   m   English
English form of Eugenius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευγενιος (Eugenios) which was derived from the Greek word ευγενης (eugenes) meaning "well born"... [more]
EURIPIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ευ "good" and ‘ριπη (rhipe) "throw, swing"... [more]
EVELINA   f   English, Italian, Swedish
Latinate form of AVELINE... [more]
EZEKIEL   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יְחֶזְקֵאל (Yechezqel) meaning "God strengthens"... [more]
EZRA   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew... [more]
FARID   m   Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) "to be unique"... [more]
FARLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "fern clearing" in Old English... [more]
FAUST   m   Literature
From a German surname which was derived from the Latin name FAUSTUS... [more]
FEDERICO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of FREDERICK... [more]
FIGARO   m   Literature
Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays 'The Barber of Seville' (1775), 'The Marriage of Figaro' (1784) and 'The Guilty Mother' (1792)... [more]
FIONA   f   Scottish, English
Feminine form of FIONN... [more]
FIRDAUS   m   Arabic, Iranian
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately derived from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure"... [more]
FLANNERY   f & m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendent of Flannghal"... [more]
FRANCIS   m & f   English, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman"... [more]
FRANÇOIS   m   French
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS)... [more]
FRANK (1)   m   English, German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic name which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks... [more]
FRANKLIN   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman"... [more]
FRANZ   m   German
German form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS)... [more]
FRIEDRICH   m   German
German form of FREDERICK... [more]
FYODOR   m   Russian
Russian form of THEODORE... [more]
GANDALF   m   Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf"... [more]
GEMMA   f   Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone"... [more]
GEOFFREY   m   English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name... [more]
GEORG   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian
German form of GEORGE... [more]
GEORGE   m   English, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work"... [more]
GERTRUDE   f   English, German, Dutch
Means "spear of strength", derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and þruþ "strength"... [more]
GORAN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "mountain"... [more]
GORDAN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic gord meaning "dignified"... [more]
GORE   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "triangular" (from Old English gara), originally referring to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land... [more]
GOTAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) "ox, cow" and तम (tama) "best"... [more]
GOTTFRIED   m   German
German form of GODFREY... [more]
GRAŻYNA   f   Polish
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian... [more]
GUIDO   m   Italian, German
Latinized form of WIDO... [more]
GUINEVERE   f   Arthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, composed of the elements gwen meaning "fair, white" and hwyfar meaning "smooth"... [more]
HAJNA   f   Hungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian... [more]
HANS   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian short form of JOHANNES... [more]
HARPER   f & m   English
From an Old English surname which originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps... [more]
HARRIET   f   English
English form of HENRIETTE, and thus a feminine form of HARRY... [more]
HARSHA   m   Indian
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit... [more]
HASSAN   m   Arabic, Iranian, Pakistani
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic... [more]
HEDDA   f   Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of HEDVIG... [more]
HELEN   f   English, Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
English form of the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) "torch" or "corposant", or possibly related to σεληνη (selene) "moon"... [more]
HERACLEITUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηρακλειτος (Herakleitos) which meant "glory of Hera", derived from the name of the goddess HERA combined with κλειτος (kleitos) "glory"... [more]
HERMAN   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man"... [more]
HERMES   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Possibly meaning "cairn, pile of stones" in Greek... [more]
HESIOD   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ησιοδος (Hesiodos), which probably means "to throw song" from ‘ησι (hesi) "to throw" and ωιδης (oides) "song, ode"... [more]
HOMER   m   English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning "hostage, pledge"... [more]
HORACE   m   English, French
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages... [more]
HORATIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin hora "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin... [more]
HOSEA   m   Biblical
Variant transcription of Hoshe'a (see HOSHEA)... [more]
HYPATIA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘υπατος (hypatos) meaning "highest, supreme"... [more]
IMMANUEL   m   German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament... [more]
IQBAL   m   Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic... [more]
ISAAC   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) which meant "he laughs"... [more]
ISAIAH   m   English, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation"... [more]
IVAN   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian, English
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN)... [more]
JACK   m   English
Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN... [more]
JACOB   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov)... [more]
JAMES   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (see JACOB)... [more]
JEAN (1)   m   French
French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN)... [more]
JEFFERSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of JEFFREY"... [more]
JEREMIAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) which meant "YAHWEH has uplifted"... [more]
JOEL   m   English, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God"... [more]
JOHANN   m   German
German form of Iohannes (see JOHN)... [more]
JOHN   m   English, Biblical
English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "YAHWEH is gracious"... [more]
JOLÁNKA   f   Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his book 'Jólánka, Etelkának Leánya' (1804)... [more]
JOLYON   m   English (Rare)
Medieval form of JULIAN... [more]
JORDANES   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, probably related to the Norse element jördh meaning "land"... [more]
JOSEPH   m   English, French, German, Biblical
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add"... [more]
JUDE   m   English, Biblical
Variant of JUDAS... [more]
JULES (1)   m   French
French form of JULIUS... [more]
JULIANA   f   Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN)... [more]
JUSTIN   m   English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS... [more]
KALIDASA   m   Indian
Means "servant of Kali" from the name of the Hindu goddess KALI combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) "servant"... [more]
KARL   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
German and Scandinavian form of CHARLES... [more]
KAVI   m   Indian
Means "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAY (2)   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS... [more]
KHAYYAM   m   Arabic
Means "tent maker" in Arabic... [more]
KIM (1)   f & m   English
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name... [more]
LALAGE   f   Literature
Derived from Greek λαλαγεω (lalageo) meaning "to babble, to prattle"... [more]
LALLA   f   Literature
Derived from Persian لاله (laleh) meaning "tulip"... [more]
LANCELOT   m   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly an Old French diminutive of Lanzo (see LANCE)... [more]
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel"... [more]
LAWRENCE   m   English
Variant of LAURENCE (1)... [more]
LAYLA   f   Arabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic... [more]
LESTAT   m   Literature
Name used by author Anne Rice for a character in her 'Vampire Chronicles' series of novels, first released in 1976, where it belongs to the French vampire Lestat de Lioncourt... [more]
LEV (1)   m   Russian
Means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo... [more]
LEWIS   m   English
Medieval English form of LOUIS... [more]
LÓEGAIRE   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Irish
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf"... [more]
LONDON   f & m   English (Modern)
From the name of the capital city of the United Kingdom, the meaning of which is uncertain... [more]
LONGINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin longus "long"... [more]
LOREDANA   f   Italian, Romanian
Created by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later used by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908)... [more]
LOUIS   m   French, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG... [more]
LOWELL   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou "wolf" and a diminutive suffix... [more]
LUCAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Lucanus which is of unknown meaning... [more]
LUCASTA   f   Literature
This name was first used by the poet Richard Lovelace for a collection of poems called 'Lucasta' (1649)... [more]
LUCIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS... [more]
LUCIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical, English
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light"... [more]
LUCRETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LUCRETIA... [more]
LUDWIG   m   German
From the Germanic name Chlodovech which meant "famous warrior", composed of the elements hlud "fame" and wig "warrior"... [more]
LUKE   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in Italy... [more]
MADISON   f & m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD"... [more]
MAGNHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle"... [more]
MAHULENA   f   Czech
Possibly inspired by MAGDALENA... [more]
MALACHI   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel"... [more]
MALVINA   f   Scottish, English, Literature
Created by the poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems... [more]
MARGARET   f   English
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari)... [more]
MARGAUX   f   French
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town... [more]
MARTIAL   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS... [more]
MARTIN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS... [more]
MARY   f   English, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from the Hebrew name מִרְיָם (Miryam)... [more]
MATTHEW   m   English, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH"... [more]
MAVIS   f   English
From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French... [more]
MELVILLE   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town"... [more]
MEREDITH   m & f   Welsh, English
From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning "great lord" or "sea lord"... [more]
MIGUEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL... [more]
MILTON   m   English
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English... [more]
MIREILLE   f   French
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859)... [more]
MOA   f   Swedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother"... [more]
MU'TAMID   m   Arabic
Means "relying on, leaning on" in Arabic... [more]
MYRA   f   English
Created by the 17th-century poet Fulke Greville... [more]
NAHUM   m   Biblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew... [more]
NATHANIEL   m   English, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL... [more]
NEELY   m   English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEMO   m   Literature
Means "nobody" in Latin... [more]
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'... [more]
NEVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)"... [more]
NGAIO   f   Maori
Maori name which is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree... [more]
NIAMH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish... [more]
NICCOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS... [more]
NIKANDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νικη (nike) "victory" and ανδρος (andros) "of a man"... [more]
NOAM   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew... [more]
NOËL   m   French
Means "Christmas" in French... [more]
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)... [more]
OGDEN   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak valley" in Old English... [more]
OISÍN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little deer", derived from Irish os "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix... [more]
OMAR (1)   m   Arabic, English
Variant transcription of UMAR... [more]
OPHELIA   f   English, Literature
Derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning "help"... [more]
ORINDA   f   English (Rare)
Probably an elaboration of Spanish oro "gold"... [more]
ORNELLA   f   Italian
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904)... [more]
ORPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Perhaps related to Greek ορφνη (orphne) meaning "the darkness of night"... [more]
ORVILLE   m   English
This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French... [more]
OSCAR   m   English, Irish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "deer lover", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "lover"... [more]
OUIDA   f   Various
Used by the English author Ouida (1839-1908), born Marie Louise Ramé to a French father... [more]
OVID   m   History
From the Roman family name Ovidius, which was possibly derived from Latin ovis "a sheep"... [more]
PAMELA   f   English
This name was invented in the late 16th century by the poet Sir Philip Sidney for use in his poem 'Arcadia'... [more]
PASCAL   m   French, German, Dutch
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) "Passover"... [more]
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin... [more]
PEER   m   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of PER... [more]
PERCIVAL   m   Arthurian Romance, English
Created by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem 'Perceval, the Story of the Grail'... [more]
PERCY   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name which was Latinized as Persius... [more]
PHAEDRUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φαιδρος (Phaidros), which meant "bright"... [more]
PHILIP   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) which means "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse"... [more]
PHILO   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλων (Philon), which was derived from φιλεω (phileo) "to love"... [more]
PLATO   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon) which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered"... [more]
PLINY   m   History
From the Roman family name Plinius, which is of unknown meaning... [more]
PYTHAGORAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek Πυθιος (Pythios), a name of Apollo, and αγορα (agora) "market"... [more]
RADÚZ   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic element rad "care"... [more]
RALPH   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf)... [more]
RAY   m   English
Short form of RAYMOND, often used as an independent name... [more]
RENÉ   m   French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS... [more]
REUEL   m   Biblical
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew... [more]
RISHI   m   Indian
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
ROALD   m   Norwegian
Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "fame" and valdr "ruler"... [more]
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright"... [more]
RONJA   f   Swedish
Invented by Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren, who based it on the middle portion of Juronjaure, the name of a lake in Sweden... [more]
RÓRDÁN   m   Irish
From the older Irish name Ríoghbhardán, which meant "little poet king" from Irish Gaelic ríogh "king" combined with bard "poet" and a diminutive suffix.
ROSTAM   m   Iranian, Persian Mythology
Meaning unknown... [more]
RUDYARD   m   English (Rare)
From a place name meaning "red yard" in Old English... [more]
RUSSELL   m   English
From a surname which meant "little red one" in French... [more]
SAMUEL   m   English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard"... [more]
SARDAR   m   Iranian, Pakistani, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SENECA   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "old" from Latin senectus... [more]
SEVERINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from SEVERUS... [more]
SHANKARA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from the Sanskrit elements शम (sham) "auspicious, lucky" and कर (kara) "making"... [more]
SHELLEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "clearing on a bank" in Old English... [more]
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... [more]
SIDNEY   m & f   English
From the English surname SIDNEY... [more]
SIMONE (1)   f   French, English
French feminine form of SIMON... [more]
SIMONIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) "flat-nosed" and ειδος (eidos) "kind, type"... [more]
SINCLAIR   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint CLAIR"... [more]
SNORRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse snerra "attack, onslaught"... [more]
SOCRATES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σωκρατης (Sokrates), which was derived from σως (sos) "whole, unwounded, safe" and κρατος (kratos) "power"... [more]
SOPHOCLES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφοκλης (Sophokles), which was derived from Greek σοφος (sophos) "skilled, clever" and κλεος (kleos) "glory"... [more]
SØREN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of SEVERINUS... [more]
STELLA   f   English, Italian
Means "star" in Latin... [more]
STEPHEN   m   English, Biblical
From the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown"... [more]
STRATON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek στρατος (stratos) meaning "army"... [more]
SVETLANA   f   Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element svet meaning "light, world"... [more]
TADHG   m   Irish, Scottish
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.


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