Feminine Names

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SAMARAfEnglish (Modern), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly derived from the name of the city of Samarra (in Iraq) or Samara (in Russia). The former appears in the title of the novel 'Appointment in Samarra' (1934) by John O'Hara, which refers to an ancient Babylonian legend about a man trying to evade death. Alternatively, this name could be derived from the word for the winged seeds which grow on trees such as maples and elms.... [more]
SAMEERA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (1).
SAMEERA (2)fIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (2).
SAMIAfArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIYA.
SAMINAfArabic
Variant transcription of THAMINA.
SAMIYAfArabic
Feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMMIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANGm & fKhmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SAMUELAfItalian
Feminine form of SAMUEL.
SANAfArabic
Variant transcription of SANAA (1).
SANAA (1)fArabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
SANAA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SANAZfPersian
Possibly means "full of grace" in Persian.
SANCHAfSpanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHIAfSpanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANDA (1)fRomanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDA (2)fBurmese
Means "moon" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
SANDHYAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIEfEnglish
Variant of SANDY.
SANDRAfItalian, 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-).
SANDRINEfFrench
Elaborated form of SANDRA.
SANDYm & fEnglish
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.
SANELAfCroatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANEMfTurkish
Means "idol" in Turkish.
SANGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SANGOfPopular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SANIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of SANI.
SANJAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJANAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJICAfCroatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANNAfSwedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNEfDutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SANNIfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SANTAfItalian
Feminine form of SANTO.
SANTINAfItalian
Feminine diminutive of SANTO.
SANTUZZAfItalian
Diminutive of SANTA.
SANYA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of SANIYYA.
SANYA (2)m & fRussian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SAOIRSEfIrish
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.
SAPIRfHebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPHIRAfBiblical
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.
SAPPHIREfEnglish (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).
SAPPHOfAncient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SAQUIfNative American, Mapuche
Means "favourite" in Mapuche.
SÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SARAHfEnglish, 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]
SARAIfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARAIDfIrish
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.
SARALAfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SARANGERELfMongolian
Means "moonlight" in Mongolian.
SARANNAfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.
SARASWATIfHinduism, 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.
SÁRIfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARI (1)fFinnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SARI (2)fIndonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
SARIAHfMormon
Possibly from an alternate reading of Hebrew שׂריה (see SERAIAH). In the Book of Mormon this is the name of Lehi's wife.
SÁRIKAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARIKAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARINAfDutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
SARITfHebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (1)fSpanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (2)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
ŠÁRKAfCzech
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.
SARNAIfMongolian
Means "rose" in Mongolian.
SARRAfBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SAŠAm & fCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHAm & fGerman
German form of SASHA.
SASHAm & fRussian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHIm & fIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SASHKAfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASITHORNfThai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
SASKIAfDutch, German
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SASSAfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SATIfHinduism
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.
SATOMIfJapanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SATUfFinnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SATURNINAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SAUDAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SAULĖfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAUNDRAfScottish
Scottish form of SANDRA.
SAVANNAHfEnglish
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).
SAVERIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of XAVIER.
SAVINAfItalian
Italian variant of SABINA.
SAVITRIfHinduism, 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.
SAWSANfArabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAXAfAncient Germanic
Germanic form of SASKIA.
SAYAKAfJapanese
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.
SAYENfNative American, Mapuche
Means "sweet, lovely" in Mapuche.
SAYURIfJapanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations.
SAYYIDAfArabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
SCARLETfEnglish (Modern)
Either a variant of SCARLETT or else from the English word for the red colour (both of the same origin, a type of cloth).
SCARLETTfEnglish
From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, possibly 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.
SCHEHERAZADEfLiterature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SCHOLASTICAfLate 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.
SCILLAfItalian
Short form of PRISCILLA. This is also the Italian word for the squill flower (genus Scilla).
SCOUTfEnglish (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).
SEANNAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of SEÁN.
SÉARLAITfIrish
Irish form of CHARLOTTE.
SEBASTIANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBIREfNorman
Norman form of SIBYL.
SEBLEfEastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
ŞEBNEMfTurkish
Turkish form of SHABNAM.
SEDAfTurkish
Means "voice, echo" in Turkish.
SEDEFfTurkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SEDNAfMythology
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.
SEEMAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of SIMA (2).
SEETAfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SITA.
SEETHAfTamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SÉGOLÈNEfFrench
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
SEHERfTurkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
ŞEHRAZADfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHRAZATfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
SEIJAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".
SEKAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "be humourous" in Shona.
SELAfBiblical
Means "rock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a city, the capital of Edom, in the Old Testament.
SELAHfBiblical
From a Hebrew musical term which occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SELBYm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SELENAfSpanish, 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.
SELENEfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SELIMAfArabic
Variant transcription of SALIMA.
SELINAfEnglish
Possibly a variant of CÉLINE or SELENE. As an English name, it first came into use in the 17th century.
SELMAfEnglish, 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.
SELVAGGIAfItalian
Means "wild" in Italian.
SEMELEfGreek 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.
SEMİHAfTurkish
Feminine form of SEMİH.
ŞENAYfTurkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
SENGAfScottish
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang "slender".
SENJAfFinnish
Finnish form of XENIA.
SENKAfSerbian, Croatian
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
SENTAfGerman
Diminutive of KRESZENTIA.
SEO-HYEONfKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" combined with (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SEO-HYUNfKorean
Variant transcription of SEO-HYEON.
SEONAfScottish
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID.
SEONAGfScottish
Scottish form of JOAN (1).
SEÒNAIDfScottish
Scottish diminutive of JOAN (1).
SEONGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
SEONG-HYEONm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with (hyeon), which refers to a device used to lift a tripod cauldron. Other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEONG-MINm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "nature, character, sex" combined with (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEO-YEONfKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yeon) meaning "beautiful, graceful", besides other hanja character combinations.
SEO-YUNfKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yun) meaning "soft, sleek", as well as other hanja character combinations.
SÉPHORAfFrench
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SEPTEMBERf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the ninth month (though it means "seventh month" in Latin, since it was originally the seventh month of the Roman year), which is sometimes used as a given name for someone born in September.
SEPTIMAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of SEPTIMUS.
SEQUOIAf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the name of huge trees that grow in California. The tree got its name from the 19th-century Cherokee scholar Sequoyah (also known as George Guess), the inventor of the Cherokee writing system.
SERAfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of SARAH or a short form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFIMAfRussian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SERAPHINAfEnglish (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.
SÉRAPHINEfFrench
French form of SERAPHINA.
SERENfWelsh
Means "star" in Welsh.
SERENAfEnglish, Italian, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from Latin serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, serene". This name was borne by an obscure early saint. Edmund Spenser also used it in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
SERENITYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word meaning "serenity, tranquility", ultimately from Latin serenus meaning "clear, calm".
SERGINEfFrench
French feminine form of SERGIUS.
ŞERİFEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SHARIF.
SERINAfEnglish
Variant of SERENA.
ŞERMİNfTurkish
Means "shy" in Turkish.
SERPİLfTurkish
Means "grow" in Turkish.
SETAREfPersian
Variant transcription of SETAREH.
SETAREHfPersian
Means "star" in Persian.
SETHUNYAfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
SETSUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also be possible.
SEUNGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SEVANf & mArmenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
SEVDAfTurkish, Azerbaijani
Means "love, infatuation" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
SÉVERINEfFrench
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
SEVGİfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİLfTurkish
Means "loved" in Turkish.
SEVİMfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİNCfAzerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
SEVİNÇfTurkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
ŞEYMAfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAIMA.
SEZIMfKazakh
Means "sensitive" in Kazakh.
SHABNAMfPersian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHACHARf & mHebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHADI (2)fPersian
Means "happiness" in Persian.
SHADIYAfArabic
Feminine form of SHADI (1).
SHADYAfArabic
Variant transcription of SHADIYA.
SHAEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of SHEA.
SHAELYNfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of SHAE and LYNN.
SHAFAQATm & fArabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
SHAFIQAfArabic
Feminine form of SHAFIQ.
SHAHARf & mHebrew
Variant transcription of SHACHAR.
SHAHDfArabic
Means "honey" in Arabic.
SHAHIRAfArabic
Means "renowned" in Arabic.
SHAHNAZf & mPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHNOZAfUzbek
Uzbek form of SHAHNAZ.
SHAHRAZADfPersian (Rare), Arabic
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) "city" and آزاد (azad) "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in 'The 1001 Nights'. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.
SHAHRIZADfArabic
Variant transcription of SHAHRAZAD.
SHAHRZADfPersian
Variant transcription of SHAHRAZAD.
SHAILAJAfHinduism, Indian, Telugu
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) meaning "mountain" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHAIMAfArabic
Possibly means "beauty marks" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Halima, the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
SHAIMAAfArabic
Variant transcription of SHAIMA.
SHAINAfYiddish
Variant transcription of SHAYNA.
SHAINDELfYiddish
Diminutive of SHAYNA.
SHAKEDf & mHebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHAKILAfArabic
Feminine form of SHAKIL.
SHAKIRAfArabic
Feminine form of SHAKIR.
SHAKTIf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
SHAKUNTALAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शकुन्त (shakunta) meaning "bird". This is the name of a character in Hindu legend, her story adapted by Kalidasa for the 5th-century play 'Abhijnanashakuntalam'. It tells how Shakuntala, who was raised in the forest by birds, meets and marries the king Dushyanta. After a curse is laid upon them Dushyanta loses his memory and they are separated, but eventually the curse is broken after the king sees the signet ring he gave her.
SHAKURAfArabic
Feminine form of SHAKUR.
SHALEVm & fHebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHAM'AfArabic
Means "lamp" or "candle" in Arabic.
SHAMIRAfHebrew
Means "guardian, protector" in Hebrew.
SHANfWelsh
Anglicized form of SIÂN.
SHANAfEnglish
Variant of SHANNA.
SHANAEfEnglish (Modern)
Elaboration of the popular name element Shan.
SHÁŃDÍÍNf & mNative American, Navajo
Means "sunshine" in Navajo.
SHANENEfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and ene.
SHANI (1)f & mHebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHANIAfEnglish (Modern)
In the case of singer Shania Twain (1965-), who chose it as her stage name, she has claimed it was based on an Ojibwa phrase meaning "on my way". This appears to be untrue.
SHANICEfAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and ice.
SHANIKAfAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and ka.
SHANIQUAfAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and qua.
SHANNAfEnglish
Possibly a feminine variant of SHANNON.
SHANNONf & mEnglish
From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called Abha na tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.
SHANONf & mEnglish
Variant of SHANNON.
SHANTAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "pacified, calm" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' this is the name of a daughter of King Dasharatha.
SHANTHIfTamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
SHANTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "quiet, peace, tranquility" in Sanskrit.
SHARIfEnglish
Diminutive of SHARON or a variant of SHERRY.
SHARIFAfArabic
Variant transcription of SHARIFAH.
SHARIFAHfArabic, Malay
Feminine form of SHARIF.
SHARLAfEnglish
Variant of CHARLA.
SHARMILAfTamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARONfEnglish
From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon), which means "plain", referring to the fertile plain near the coast of Israel. This is also the name of a type of flowering shrub, the rose of Sharon. It has been in use as a given name since the 1920s, possibly inspired by the heroine in the serial novel 'The Skyrocket' (1925) by Adela Rogers St. Johns.
SHARONAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of SHARON.
SHARYLfEnglish
Variant of CHERYL.
SHARYNfEnglish
Variant of SHARON.
SHASHIm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.
SHAUNAfEnglish
Feminine form of SHAUN.
SHAVONNEfIrish, English
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
SHAWNAfEnglish
Feminine form of SHAWN.
SHAWNEEfEnglish (Modern)
Means "southern people" in the Algonquin language. The Shawnee were an Algonquin tribe who originally lived in the Ohio valley.
SHAY (2)m & fHebrew
Variant transcription of SHAI.
SHAYEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of SHEA.
SHAYLAfEnglish
Variant of SHEILA, influenced by the spelling and sound of KAYLA.
SHAYLYNfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of SHAE and LYNN.
SHAYMAfArabic
Variant transcription of SHAIMA.
SHAYNAfYiddish
Means "beautiful" in Yiddish.
SHAYNAHfYiddish
Variant transcription of SHAYNA.
SHAZIfArabic
Means "fragrant" in Arabic.
SHEAm & fIrish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA, sometimes used as a feminine name.
SHEELAfIndian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SHILA.
SHEENAfScottish, English
Anglicized form of SÌNE. This name was popularized outside of Scotland in the 1980s by the singer Sheena Easton (1959-).
SHEHERAZADEfLiterature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SHEILAfIrish, English
Anglicized form of SÍLE.
SHEINEfYiddish
Variant of SHAYNA.
SHEKINAHfVarious
From the Hebrew word שׁכִינה (shekhinah) which means "God's manifested glory" or "God's presence". This word does not appear in the Bible, but later Jewish scholars used it to refer to the dwelling place of God, especially the Temple in Jerusalem.
SHELBYm & fEnglish
From a surname, which was possibly a variant of SELBY. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie 'The Woman in Red' (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
SHELENAfAfrican American (Rare)
Probably a combination of the prefix She and LENA.
SHELIAfEnglish
Variant of SHEILA.
SHELLfEnglish
Short form of MICHELLE or SHELLEY. It can also be simply from the English word shell (ultimately from Old English sciell).
SHELLEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "clearing on a bank" in Old English. Two famous bearers of the surname were Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias', and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), his wife, the author of the horror story 'Frankenstein'. As a feminine given name, it came into general use after the 1940s.
SHELLYf & mEnglish
Variant of SHELLEY.
SHEONAfScottish
Variant of SHONA.
SHERAHfBiblical
Means "kinswoman" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Ephraim in the Old Testament.
SHEREEfEnglish
Variant of SHERRY. This particular spelling was popularized by American actress Sheree North (1932-2005), who was born Dawn Shirley Crang.
SHEREENfPersian
Variant transcription of SHIRIN.
SHERIfEnglish
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERIDANm & fEnglish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The name Sirideán means "searcher" in Gaelic.
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