Feminine Names

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Macedonian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Diminutive of STEFANIA.
Diminutive of STEPHANIE.
Croatian diminutive of ŠTEFANIJA.
Romanian form of STELLA (1), derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).
Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
Romanian feminine form of STYLIANOS.
STELLA (1)fEnglish, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
STELLA (2)fGreek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
Czech feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHf & mEnglish
Short form of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE.
Latinate feminine form of STEPHEN.
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANIEfEnglish, German
Feminine form of STEPHEN.
Means "star" in Cornish.
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
STEVIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
STIENfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of CHRISTINE or JUSTINE.
Finnish short form of CHRISTINA.
STINAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.
STINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of CHRISTINE and other names ending in stine.
Croatian feminine form of STOYAN.
STONEm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
STORMm & fEnglish (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
STOŠIJAfCroatian (Rare)
Form of ANASTAZIJA, used in particular to refer to the saint.
Feminine form of STOYAN.
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
SU (1)fTurkish
Means "water" in Turkish.
SU (2)f & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SU-BINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUBIRAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
SUDARSHANAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of SUDARSHAN.
Short form of SUSANNA.
Contraction of SUSAN and ELLEN (1). Margaret Mitchell used this name in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), where it belongs to Scarlett's sister.
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
Feminine form of SUHAIL.
Turkish feminine form of SUHAIL.
SU-JINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUKHDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Means "fragrance, pleasant smell" in Thai, ultimately of Pali origin.
Diminutive of SUSANNA.
From Sino-Korean (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
Turkish form of SHUKRIYYA.
SULABHAfIndian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
Means "flame" in Turkish.
SULTANm & fArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANAfArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SUMANm & fBengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUMATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
Turkish form of SUMAYYA.
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
From the Turkish word for a type of duck, the shelduck (genus Tadorna).
SUNANm & fThai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".
Diminutive of SUNČANA.
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day".
SUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG.
SUNG-HYUNm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-HYEON.
SUNG-MINm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-MIN.
SUNITAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
SUNITHAfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SUNITIfIndian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
SUNNYf & mEnglish
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
Yiddish form of SARAH.
SURINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
English variant of SUSANNA. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
SUSANAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUSANNfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of SUSANNE.
SUSANNAfItalian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SUSANNEfGerman, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSHEELAfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SUSHILA.
SUSHILAf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Means "summer" in Finnish.
Short form of SUSAN.
SUZAN (2)fTurkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
SUZUMEfJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which are pronounced the same way.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
German feminine form of SVEN.
Short form of SVETLANA.
Czech form of SVETLANA.
SVETLANAfRussian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem 'Svetlana' (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi.
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVJETLANAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of SVETLANA.
SWANAHILDAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
SWANHILDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
SWAPNAfIndian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWARANm & fPunjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNAm & fIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHIfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
Variant of SIBYL. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
SYBILLAfPolish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of SIBYLLA.
SYBILLEfGerman, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SYDNEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVIfNorwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIAfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
French form of SILVIA.
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMPHONYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
Short form of SYNNØVE.
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
Norwegian variant of SUNNIVA.
SYNTYCHEfBiblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
Hungarian form of SABINA.
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
Hungarian form of SONYA.
TABASSUMm & fArabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Diminutive of TABITHA.
German short form of TABITHA. This form was used in earlier editions of the Luther Bible.
TABITHAfEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36). As an English name, Tabitha became common after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 1960s by the television show 'Bewitched', in which Tabitha (sometimes spelled Tabatha) is the daughter of the main character.
TACEYfEnglish (Archaic)
Derived from Latin tace meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.
TACITAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of TACITUS.
TADALAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TAFADZWAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
Means "queen" in Armenian.
TAGWANIBISANfNative American, Algonquin
Means "rainbow" in Alqonguin.
Feminine form of TAHIR.
Turkish feminine form of TAHIR.
Variant of TAHIRA. This was the title of Fatimah Baraghani, a 19th-century Persian poet, theologian and reformer.
TÄHTIfFinnish (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish.
TAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TAIDEfItalian (Rare)
Italian form of THAÏS.
TAIKAfFinnish (Rare)
Means "magic, spell" in Finnish.
Means "sapling, young tree" in Finnish.
Finnish short form of TATIANA.
Possibly a Russian form of THAÏS.
TAJANAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian tajiti "to keep secret".
TAJEDDIGTfNorthern African, Berber
Means "flower" in Tamazight.
TAJUANAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ta with the name JUANA.
From Japanese (taka) meaning "filial piety" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
TAKARAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TAKONDWAm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
Variant transcription of TAGUHI.
TALm & fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
Diminutive of TAL.
TALIA (1)fHebrew
Variant transcription of TALYA.
TALIA (2)fEnglish (Australian)
From the name of a town in South Australia, perhaps meaning "near water" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
Feminine form of TALIB.
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown) which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
Variant transcription of TALIN.
TALISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ta and LISHA.
TALITAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of TALITHA, popular in Brazil.
Means "little girl" in Aramaic. The name is taken from the phrase talitha cumi meaning "little girl arise" spoken by Jesus in order to restore a young girl to life (see Mark 5:41).
TALLULAHfEnglish (Rare)
Popularly claimed to mean "leaping waters" in the Choctaw language, it may actually mean "town" in the Creek language. This is the name of waterfalls in Georgia. It was borne by American actress Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), who was named after her grandmother, who may have been named after the waterfalls.
From the Gaelic name Tuilelaith, which was derived from Irish tuile "abundance" and flaith "princess".
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew.
TAM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMARfHebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
TAMARAfRussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
TAMAYAfNative American, Quechua
Means "in the center" in Quechua.
Variant of TAMIKA.
Probably a combination of TAMARA and PAMELA. It first arose in the 1950s.
Variant of TAMARA.
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMIAfEnglish (Modern)
Elaborated form of the popular name syllable Tam, from names such as TAMARA or TAMIKA. It was popularized by Canadian singer Tamia Hill (1975-), who is known simply as Tamia.
Variant of TAMIKO, inspired by the American jazz singer Tamiko Jones (1945-) or the American movie 'A Girl Named Tamiko' (1963).
From Japanese (ta) meaning "many", (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Variant of TAMMY.
Variant of TAMMY.
Short form of TAMARA and other names beginning with Tam.
Contracted form of TAMARA.
TAMSINfEnglish (British)
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
Short form of TATIANA.
TANIKAfAfrican American
Invented name, probably modeled on TAMIKA and influenced by TANYA.
TANIQUAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix qua.
TANISHAfAfrican American
Combination of the popular name element Tan (from names such as TANYA) and the common name suffix sha.
TANITHfNear Eastern Mythology
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "serpent lady". This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars.
TANSYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
TANUfIndian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
TANVIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
TANYAfRussian, English
Russian diminutive of TATIANA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world during the 1930s.
TAONGAf & mSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
TAPIWAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "given" in Shona.
TARA (1)fEnglish
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O'Hara plantation.
TARA (2)fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).
Means "music, song" in Azerbaijani.
Variant transcription of TƏRANƏ.
TARINAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps an elaborated form of TARA (1).
TARIROfSouthern African, Shona
Means "hope" in Shona.
Finnish form of DARIA.
Means "legend, myth" in Finnish. It is also used as a diminutive of TARJA.
Probably a feminine form of TYRONE. Actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian created it for their daughter Taryn Power (1953-).
TASHAfRussian, English
Short form of NATASHA.
TASHIm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TASIf & mChamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
Short form of ANASTASIA.
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
Czech form of TATIANA.
TATENDAm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona.
TATIANAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TATUMfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
TATYANAfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of TATIANA.
TAWNYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
TAYLAfEnglish (Modern)
Probably a feminine form of TAYLOR influenced by similar-sounding names such as KAYLA.
TAYLORm & fEnglish
From an English surname which originally denoted someone who was a tailor, from Norman French tailleur, ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut". Its modern use as a feminine name may have been influenced by British author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
TEAGANm & fEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.
TEALfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
Feminine form of TEÀRLACH.
Scottish diminutive of JEAN (2).
Diminutive of TERÉZIA.
TECLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEKLA.
Derived from Welsh teg "fair".
Derived from the Welsh elements teg "fair" and gwen "blessed".
Means "praise" in Hebrew.
Finnish short form of DOROTHEA.
Short form of DOROTEJA.
TEJALfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
TEKAKWITHAfNative American, Mohawk
Means "she who bumps into things" or "she who puts things in place" in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri, was the first Native American Catholic saint.
TEKLAfGeorgian, Hungarian
Georgian and Hungarian form of THEKLA.
TELLERVOfFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tellervo was a Finnish forest goddess. She is variously described as either the wife or daughter of Tapio.
Either a Portuguese form of THELMA or a feminine form of TELMO.
TEMITOPEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
TEMPERANCEfEnglish (Archaic)
From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
TEMPESTfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "storm". It appears in the title of William Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' (1611).
TEMPLEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
Diminutive of TEREZIJA.
TENDAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
TENZINm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) which means "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
TENZINGm & fTibetan
Variant transcription of TENZIN.
Hungarian feminine form of THEODORE.
TEODOSIJAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODOSIA.
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