Feminine Names

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SAGA f Norse Mythology, Swedish, Icelandic
Possibly means "seeing one" in Old Norse. This was the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history, sometimes identified with the goddess Frigg. This is also a modern Swedish word meaning "story, fairy tale".
SAGE f & m English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SAGIT f Hebrew
Feminine form of SAGI.
SAHAR f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
ŞAHNAZ f Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHNAZ.
SAIBH f Irish
Variant of SADB.
SA'IDA f Arabic
Feminine form of SA'ID.
SAIJA f Finnish
Diminutive of SARI (1).
SAIRA f Urdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SAJRA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of SAIRA.
SAKI f Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "blossom" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other combinations of kanji characters.
SAKIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (saki) meaning "blossom" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
SAKINA f Arabic
Means "calmness, peace" in Arabic.
SAKINEH f Persian
Persian form of SAKINA.
SAKSHI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "witness" in Sanskrit.
SAKURA f Japanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom", though it is often written using the hiragana writing system. It can also come from (saku) meaning "blossom" and (ra) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" as well as other kanji combinations.
SAKURAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
SAL f & m English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SALACIA f Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin sal meaning "salt". This was the name of the Roman goddess of salt water.
SALAMA m & f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
SALAMATU f Western African
Form of SALAMA used in western Africa.
SALENA f English (Modern)
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALHA f Arabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALIHA f Arabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALIMA f Arabic
Feminine form of SALIM.
SALINA f English
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALLI f Finnish
Finnish form of SALLY.
SALLIE f English
Diminutive of SARAH.
SALLY f English
Diminutive of SARAH.
SALMA f Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALOME f English, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name that was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
SALOMÉ f French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALOMÈ f Italian
Italian form of SALOME.
SALOMEA f Polish
Polish form of SALOME.
SALTANAT f Kazakh
Possibly means "festival" in Kazakh.
SALUD f Spanish
Spanish cognate of SALUT.
SALUT f Catalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
SALVATRICE f Italian
From Salvatrix, the feminine form of Salvator (see SALVADOR).
SALVATRIX f Late Roman
Feminine form of SALVATOR.
SALWAH f Arabic
Means "comfort" in Arabic.
SAM (1) m & f English
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMANTA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHA f English, Italian, Dutch
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show Bewitched.
SAMAR (1) f Arabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
SAMARA f English (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 that grow on trees such as maples and elms.... [more]
SAMEERA (1) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميرة (see SAMIRA (1)).
SAMEERA (2) f Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Telugu సమీరా or Marathi/Hindi समीरा (see SAMIRA (2)).
SAMIA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سامية (see SAMIYA).
SAMINA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثمينة (see THAMINA).
SAMIRA (1) f Arabic, Persian
Feminine form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIYA f Arabic
Feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMMI f English (Rare)
Diminutive of SAMANTHA.
SAMMIE f & m English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMY m & f English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANG m & f Khmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SAMRA f Arabic
Means "brunette" in Arabic.
SAMUELA f Italian
Feminine form of SAMUEL.
ŞAN m & f Turkish
Means "fame, reputation" in Turkish.
SANA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سناء (see SANAA (1)).
SANAA (1) f Arabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
SANAA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SANAZ f Persian
Possibly means "full of grace" in Persian.
SANCHA f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANDA (1) f Romanian, Croatian, Latvian
Romanian, Croatian and Latvian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDA (2) f Burmese
Means "moon" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
SANDHYA f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIE f English
Variant of SANDY.
SANDRA f Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, 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 the American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANDRINE f French
French diminutive of SANDRA.
SANDY m & f English
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANELA f Croatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANEM f Turkish
Means "idol" in Turkish.
SANG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
SANGO f Popular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show InuYasha.
SANIYYA f Arabic
Feminine form of SANI.
SANJA f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJANA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJICA f Croatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANNA f Swedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNE f Dutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SANNI f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SANTA (1) f Italian
Feminine form of SANTO.
SANTA (2) f Latvian
Either from Latin sanctus meaning "holy, saint" or a short form of ALEKSANDRA.
SANTINA f Italian
Feminine diminutive of SANTO.
SANTUZZA f Italian
Diminutive of SANTA (1).
SANYA (1) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سنيّة (see SANIYYA).
SANYA (2) m & f Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SAODAT f Uzbek
Means "happiness" in Uzbek.
SAOIRSE f Irish
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.
SAORI f Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "sand" or (sa) meaning "already, now" combined with (ori) meaning "weaving". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
SAPIR f Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPHIRA f Biblical
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SAPPHIRE f English (Rare)
From the name of the gemstone, the blue birthstone of September, which is derived from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros), ultimately from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir).
SAPPHO f Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SAQUI f Native American, Mapuche
Means "favourite" in Mapuche.
SÁRA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SARAH f English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARAI f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARAID f Irish
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.
SARALA f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SARANGEREL f Mongolian
Means "moonlight" in Mongolian.
SARANNA f English (Rare)
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.
SARASWATI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
SÁRI f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARI (1) f Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SARI (2) f Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
SARIAH f Mormon
Possibly from an alternate reading of Hebrew שׂריה (see SERAIAH). In the Book of Mormon this is the name of Lehi's wife.
SÁRIKA f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARIKA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARINA f Dutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
SARIT f Hebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (1) f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (2) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
ŠÁRKA f Czech
Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the other women slew them.
ŠARLOTA f Czech
Czech form of CHARLOTTE.
SARMĪTE f Latvian
From Latvian sarma meaning "frost".
SARNAI f Mongolian
Means "rose" in Mongolian.
SAROLT f Hungarian (Rare)
From the Old Hungarian name Saroldu, probably of Turkic origin meaning "white weasel, ermine". This was the wife of the 10th-century Hungarian grand prince Géza.
SAROLTA f Hungarian
Variant of SAROLT, also used as a Hungarian form of CHARLOTTE.
SARRA f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SAŠA m & f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHA m & f German
German form of SASHA.
SASHA m & f Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHI m & f Indian, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Kannada ಶಶಿ (see SHASHI).
SASHKA f Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASITHORN f Thai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
SASKIA f Dutch, German
From the Germanic element sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SASSA f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SATI f Hinduism
Means "truthful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this was the name of a goddess, a wife of Shiva. After her death she was reborn as the goddess Parvati.
SATOMI f Japanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SATU f Finnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SATURNINA f Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SAUDA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SAULĖ f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAUNDRA f Scottish
Scottish form of SANDRA.
SAVANNAH f English
From the English word for the large grassy plain, ultimately deriving from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie Savannah Smiles (1982).
SAVERIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of XAVIER.
SAVINA f Italian
Italian variant of SABINA.
SAVITRI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SAWDA f Arabic
Possibly means "palm-tree garden" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
SAWSAN f Arabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAXA f Ancient Germanic
Older form of SASKIA.
SAYAKA f Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "sand" or (sa) meaning "thread, silk" with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an interjection, combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
SAYEN f Native American, Mapuche
Means "sweet, lovely" in Mapuche.
SAYLOR f English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from Old French sailleor meaning "acrobat, dancer". As a modern English given name it could also come from the homophone vocabulary word sailor.
SAYURI f Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations.
SAYYIDA f Arabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
SCARLET f English (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).
SCARLETT f English
From a surname that denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrelat)). 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.
SCHEHERAZADE f Literature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SCHOLASTICA f Late Roman
From a Late Latin name that was derived from scholasticus meaning "rhetorician, orator". Saint Scholastica was a 6th-century Benedictine abbess, the sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia.
SCILLA f Italian
Short form of PRISCILLA. This is also the Italian word for the squill flower (genus Scilla).
SCOUT f English (Rare)
From the English word scout meaning "one who gathers information covertly", which is derived from Old French escouter "to listen". Harper Lee used this name in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).
SEANNA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of SEÁN.
SÉARLAIT f Irish
Irish form of CHARLOTTE.
SEBASTIANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENNE f French
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBIRE f Norman
Norman form of SIBYL.
SEBLE f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
ŞEBNEM f Turkish
Turkish form of SHABNAM.
SEDA f Turkish
Means "voice, echo" in Turkish.
SEDEF f Turkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SEDNA f Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.
SEELA f Finnish
Possibly a Finnish form of SELA.
SEEMA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सीमा (see SIMA (2)).
SEETA f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सीता (see SITA).
SEETHA f Tamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEFA m & f Turkish
Turkish form of SAFAA'.
SÉGOLÈNE f French
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
SEHER f Turkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
ŞEHRAZAD f Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHRAZAT f Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
SEIJA f Finnish
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".
SEKAI f Southern African, Shona
Means "be humorous" in Shona.
SELA f English (Rare)
From the name of a city, the capital of Edom, which appears in the Old Testament. It means "rock" in Hebrew.
SELAH f Biblical
From a Hebrew musical term that occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SELBY m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SELENA f Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SELENE f Greek Mythology
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, a Titan. She was sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SELIMA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمة (see SALIMA).
SELINA f English
Possibly a variant of CÉLINE or SELENE. As an English name, it first came into use in the 17th century.
SELINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of SELENE.
SELMA (1) f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SELMA (2) f Turkish
Turkish form of SALMA.
SELVAGGIA f Italian
Means "wild" in Italian.
SEMELE f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder. When he did, Semele was struck by lightning and died, but not before giving birth to Dionysos.
SEMİHA f Turkish
Feminine form of SEMİH.
SEMIRAMIS f Ancient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from a Greek form of the name SHAMMURAMAT. According to ancient Greek and Armenian sources, Semiramis (Շամիրամ (Shamiram) in Armenian) was an Assyrian queen who conquered much of Asia. Though the tales are legendary, she might be loosely based on the real Assyrian queen.
SEMRA f Turkish
Turkish form of SAMRA.
ŞENAY f Turkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
SENCE f Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHA.
SENGA f Scottish
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang "slender".
SENJA f Finnish
Finnish form of XENIA.
SENKA f Serbian, Croatian
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
SENNA f & m Dutch (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly from the name of the senna plant.
ŞENOL m & f Turkish
Means "be happy", from Turkish şen "happy".
SENS f Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHA.
SENTA f German
Diminutive of KRESZENTIA.
SEO-HYEON f Korean
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-HYUN f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서현 (see SEO-HYEON).
SEONA f Scottish
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID.
SEONAG f Scottish
Scottish form of JOAN (1).
SEÒNAID f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JOAN (1).
SEONG m & f Korean
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-HYEON m & f Korean
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-MIN m & f Korean
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-YEON f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yeon) meaning "beautiful, graceful", besides other hanja character combinations.
SEO-YUN f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yun) meaning "soft, sleek", as well as other hanja character combinations.
SÉPHORA f French
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SEPTEMBER f & m English (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.
SEPTIMA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of SEPTIMUS.
SEQUOIA f & m English (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.
SERA f English (Rare)
Either a variant of SARAH or a short form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFIMA f Russian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINA f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SERAPHINA f English (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.
SÉRAPHINE f French
French form of SERAPHINA.
SEREN f Welsh
Means "star" in Welsh.
SERENA f English, Italian, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name that 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).
SERENITY f English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "serenity, tranquility", ultimately from Latin serenus meaning "clear, calm".
SERGINE f French
French feminine form of SERGIUS.
ŞERİFE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SHARIF.
SERINA f English
Variant of SERENA.
ŞERMİN f Turkish
Means "shy" in Turkish.
SERPİL f Turkish
Means "grow" in Turkish.
SETARE f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian ستاره (see SETAREH).
SETAREH f Persian
Means "star" in Persian.
SETHUNYA f Southern African, Tswana
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
SETSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also be possible.
SEUNG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
SEVAN f & m Armenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
SEVARA f Uzbek
Means "love" in Uzbek.
SEVDA f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "love, infatuation" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
SÉVERINE f French
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
SEVGİ f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİL f Turkish
Means "loved" in Turkish.
SEVİM f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİNC f Azerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
SEVİNÇ f Turkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
ŞEVVAL f Turkish
From Arabic شوّال (shawwal), the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
ŞEYMA f Turkish
Turkish form of SHAIMA.
SEZIM f Kazakh
Means "sensitive" in Kazakh.
SHABNAM f Persian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHACHAR f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHADI (2) f Persian
Means "happiness" in Persian.
SHADIYA f Arabic
Feminine form of SHADI (1).
SHADYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شادية (see SHADIYA).
SHAE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of SHEA.
SHAELYN f English (Rare)
Combination of SHAE and LYNN.
SHAFAQAT m & f Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
SHAFIQA f Arabic
Feminine form of SHAFIQ.
SHAHAR f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see SHACHAR).
SHAHD f Arabic
Means "honey" in Arabic.
SHAHIRA f Arabic
Means "renowned" in Arabic.
SHAHNAZ f & m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "delight of the king" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort, coquetry".
SHAHNOZA f Uzbek
Uzbek form of SHAHNAZ.
SHAHRAZAD f Persian (Rare), Arabic
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) meaning "city" and آزاد (azad) meaning "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.
SHAHRIZAD f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شهرزاد (see SHAHRAZAD).
SHAHRZAD f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شهرزاد (see SHAHRAZAD).
SHAI m & f Hebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shai) meaning "gift" or else a Hebrew diminutive of ISAIAH.
SHAILAJA f Hinduism, 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.
SHAIMA f Arabic
Possibly means "beauty marks" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Halima, the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
SHAIMAA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شيماء (see SHAIMA).
SHAINA f Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שיינאַ (see SHAYNA).
SHAKED f & m Hebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHAKILA f Arabic
Feminine form of SHAKIL.
SHAKIRA f Arabic
Feminine form of SHAKIR.
SHAKTI f & m Hinduism, 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.
SHAKUNTALA f Hinduism, 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.
SHAKURA f Arabic
Feminine form of SHAKUR.
SHALEV m & f Hebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHAM'A f Arabic
Means "lamp" or "candle" in Arabic.
SHAMIRA f Hebrew
Means "guardian, protector" in Hebrew.
SHAMMURAMAT f Ancient Assyrian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from a Western Semitic language and meaning "high heaven". Shammuramat was a 9th-century BC queen of Assyria. After her young son inherited the throne, she acted as his regent for five years. The legendary figure Semiramis may be based on her.
SHAMS f Semitic Mythology
Means "sun" in Arabic. This was a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess of the sun, identified with the Akkadian sun god Shamash (whose name is related) and the northern Arabian goddess Nuha.
SHAN f Welsh
Anglicized form of SIÂN.
SHANA (1) f English
Variant of SHANNA.
SHANA (2) f Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שיינאַ (see SHAYNA).
SHANAE f English (Modern)
Elaboration of the popular name element Shan.
SHÁŃDÍÍN f & m Native American, Navajo
Means "sunshine" in Navajo.
SHANENE f English (Rare)
Combination of the popular name elements Shan and ene.