Feminine Names

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WANGUIfEastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu ngũi meaning "song leader". This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
WANJIKUfEastern African, Kikuyu
Meaning unknown. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
WANJIRUfEastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly from Kikuyu njĩra meaning "way, path". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
WASHTIfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of VASHTI.
WASSAfAnglo-Saxon
Meaning uncertain. It may be a short form of a longer name such as Wāðsige, composed of the elements wāð "hunt" and sige "victory".
WASYLYNAfUkrainian
Variant transcription of VASYLYNA.
WATIfIndonesian, Malay
From a suffix meaning "woman" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
WATTANAf & mThai
Means "development" in Thai.
WAYANm & fIndonesian, Balinese
From Balinese wayah meaning "old, mature", ultimately from Sanskrit वयस् (vayas) meaning "energy, strength, age". This name is traditionally given to the first-born child.
WEIm & fChinese
From Chinese (wēi) meaning "power, pomp", (wēi) meaning "high, lofty, towering" or (wěi) meaning "great, robust, extraordinary". As a feminine name it can come from (wēi) meaning "small" or (wēi) meaning "fern". This name can be formed by other Chinese characters besides those shown here.
WENm & fChinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
WENDIfEnglish
Variant of WENDY.
WENDYfEnglish
In the case of the character from J. M. Barrie's play 'Peter Pan' (1904), it was created from the nickname fwendy "friend", given to the author by a young friend. However, the name was used prior to the play (rarely), in which case it could be related to the Welsh name GWENDOLEN and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". The name only became common after Barrie's play ran.
WENONAHfLiterature
Variant of WINONA. This spelling of the name was used by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the mother of Hiawatha in his epic poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).
WERAfPolish
Polish form of VERA (1) or a short form of WERONIKA.
WERKNESHfEastern African, Amharic
Variant transcription of WORKNESH.
WERONIKAfPolish, Sorbian
Polish and Sorbian form of VERONICA.
WHETUfMaori
Means "star" in Maori.
WHITNEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
WIBKEfGerman
Feminine form of WIEBE.
WIDADfArabic
Means "love" in Arabic.
WIDYAfIndonesian
Indonesian form of VIDYA.
WIEBKEfFrisian, German
Feminine form of WIEBE.
WIESŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of WIELISŁAW.
WIGBURGfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wig "war" and burg "fortress".
WIKOLIAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of VICTORIA.
WIKTORIAfPolish
Polish form of VICTORIA.
WILm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
WILBURGfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wil "will, desire" and burg "fortress".
WILDAfEnglish
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a German surname, or perhaps from the English word wild. It has been in use since the 19th century.
WILHELMINAfDutch, German, English
Dutch and German feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
WILHELMINEfGerman
German feminine form of WILHELM.
WILLAfEnglish
Feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILLEMIJNfDutch
Dutch feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILLEMINAfDutch
Dutch feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILLIEm & fEnglish
Masculine or feminine diminutive of WILLIAM. A notable bearer is the retired American baseball player Willie Mays (1931-).
WILLOWfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the tree, which is ultimately derived from Old English welig.
WILLYm & fEnglish, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WILMAfGerman, Dutch, English
Short form of WILHELMINA. German settlers introduced it to America in the 19th century.
WILMOTm & fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WINDSORm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.
WINIFREDfWelsh, English
Anglicized form of GWENFREWI, the spelling altered by association with WINFRED. It became used in England in the 16th century.
WINNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of WINIFRED. Winnie-the-Pooh, a stuffed bear in the children's books by A. A. Milne, was named after a real bear named Winnipeg who lived at the London Zoo.
WINONAfEnglish, Native American, Sioux
Means "firstborn daughter" in Dakota. This was the name of the daughter of the 19th-century Dakota chief Wapasha III.
WINTERfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter.
WIOLAfPolish
Polish form of VIOLA.
WIOLETAfPolish
Polish form of VIOLET.
WIOLETTAfPolish
Polish form of VIOLET.
WISDOMf & mEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
WISŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of WIELISŁAW.
WOBBEm & fFrisian
Variant and feminine form of WOB.
WRENfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the small songbird. It is ultimately derived from Old English wrenna.
WUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or () meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled ) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
WULANfIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of BULAN.
WYNNE (1)m & fWelsh
Variant of WYN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
WYNONAfEnglish
Variant of WINONA.
XANDRAfDutch
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
XANTHEfGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
XANTHIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of XANTHE.
XANTHIPPEfAncient Greek
Feminine form of XANTHIPPOS. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.
XANTHIPPIfGreek
Modern Greek form of XANTHIPPE.
XAVIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
XAVIERAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of XAVIER.
XENAfPopular Culture
Probably a variant of XENIA. This was the name of the main character in the 1990s television series 'Xena: Warrior Princess'.
XENEfGreek
Variant of XENIA.
XENIAfGreek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
XENOfAncient Greek
Feminine form of XENON.
XIAm & fChinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIADANIfNative American, Zapotec
Possibly means "the flower that arrived" in Zapotec.
XIANAfGalician
From Xuliana, the Galician form of JULIANA.
XIANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XIMENAfSpanish
Feminine form of XIMENO. This was the name of the wife of El Cid.
XINYIm & fChinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
XIOMARAfSpanish
Possibly a Spanish form of GUIOMAR.
XIUfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIULANfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
XIUYINGfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". Other character combinations are possible.
XOANAfGalician
Galician feminine form of JOHN.
XOCHIQUETZALfAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "flower feather" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec goddess of love, flowers and the earth, the twin sister of Xochipilli.
XQUENDAm & fNative American, Zapotec
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
XUÂNm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
XUEf & mChinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XULIAfGalician
Galician form of JULIA.
XUNm & fChinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YAfChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YAAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAARAfHebrew
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew.
YACHNAfHebrew
Perhaps a feminine form of YACHIN.
YADIRAfSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name. It has been used in Mexico since at least the 1940s, perhaps inspired by the Colombian actress Yadira Jiménez (1928-?), who performed in Mexican films beginning in 1946.
YAENfHebrew
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
YAFAfHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFFA.
YAFEm & fHebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFAfHebrew
Derived from Hebrew יָפֶה (yafeh) meaning "beautiful".
YAFFEm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAĞMURf & mTurkish
Means "rain" in Turkish.
YAHUIf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAKIRAfHebrew
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
YALINGfChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
YAMIfHinduism
Means "twin, pair" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the first woman, the twin sister of the first man Yama.
YAMIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
YAMILAfSpanish (Latin American)
Form of JAMILA used especially in Latin America.
YAMUNAfTamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
YAN (2)f & mChinese
From Chinese (yàn) meaning "beautiful, gorgeous" (which is usually only feminine) or (yán) meaning "cliff, rocks", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar fashion.
YANAfBulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of JANA (1).
YANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YANICKm & fBreton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANKAfBulgarian
Feminine form of YOAN (2).
YANNAfGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNA.
YANNICm & fBreton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNICKm & fBreton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YARDENm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARDENAfHebrew
Hebrew feminine form of JORDAN.
YARONAfHebrew
Feminine form of YARON.
YAROSLAVAf & mRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YASAMINfPersian
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YASEMİNfTurkish
Turkish form of JASMINE.
YASMEENfPersian, Arabic
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YASMINfPersian, Arabic, English (Modern)
From Persian یاسمن (yasamen) meaning "jasmine". In modern times it has been used in the English-speaking world, as a variant of JASMINE.
YASMINEfPersian, Arabic, English (Modern)
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YASUf & mJapanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YATINGf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAWENfChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (wén) meaning "cloud patterns". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
YAZHUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YEJIDEfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "image of the mother" in Yoruba.
YEKATERINAfRussian
Russian form of KATHERINE.
YELENAfRussian
Russian form of HELEN.
YELIZAVETAfRussian
Russian form of ELIZABETH. This was the name of an 18th-century Russian empress.
YELYZAVETAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
YÊNfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful".
YENTEfYiddish
Possibly a variant of YENTL. It also means "gossip" in Yiddish.
YENTLfYiddish
Yiddish form of the French nickname Gentille, meaning "noble, aristocratic".
YEONGf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.
YEONG-HUIfKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hui) meaning "beauty" or (hui) meaning "enjoy, play". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
YEONG-JAfKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja character combinations can form this name as well. Feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) were popular in Korea during the period of Japanese rule (1910-1945). After liberation this name and others like it declined in popularity.
YEONG-SUKfKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
YESENIAfSpanish (Latin American)
From Jessenia, the genus name of a type of tree found in South America. This name was first used by Yolanda Vargas in the Telenovela 'Yesenia' (1970).
YESFIRfRussian
Russian form of ESTHER.
YEŞİMfTurkish
Means "jade" in Turkish.
YESSICAfSpanish
Spanish form of JESSICA.
YETERfTurkish
Means "enough, sufficient" in Turkish.
YETUNDEfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
YEVAfRussian, Armenian
Russian and Armenian form of EVE.
YEVDOKIYAfRussian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
YEVGENIYAfRussian
Russian form of EUGENIA.
YEVHENIYAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENIA.
YEVPRAKSIYAfRussian
Russian form of EUPRAXIA. This was the name of a daughter of Vsevolod I, grand prince of Kiev, who became the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry IV.
YEWANDEfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
YEWUBDARfEastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic wub "beautiful" and dar "limit, horizon, frontier".
YIf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YIJUNm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YILDIZfTurkish
Means "star" in Turkish.
YINf & mChinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YISKAHfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISCAH.
YLLKAfAlbanian
Feminine form of YLLI.
YLVAfSwedish, Norwegian
Means "she-wolf", a derivative of Old Norse úlfr "wolf".
YOANAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of JOHN.
YOKOfJapanese
Variant transcription of YOUKO.
YOLANDAfSpanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
YOLANDEfFrench
French form of YOLANDA. A notable bearer of the 15th century was Yolande of Aragon, who acted as regent for the French king Charles VII, her son-in-law. She was a supporter of Joan of Arc.
YOLOTLf & mNative American, Nahuatl
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
YONCAfTurkish
Means "clover" in Turkish.
YONGm & fChinese, Korean
From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
YONINAfHebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YONITfHebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YORDANAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
YORDANKAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
YOSHIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "joy, pleased" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.
YOUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" or (you) meaning "ocean" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
YOUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG.
YOUNG-HEEfKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-HUI.
YOUNG-JAfKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-JA.
YOUNG-SOOKfKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-SUK.
YSABELfSpanish (Archaic)
Medieval Spanish form of ISABEL.
YSEULTfFrench (Rare)
French form of ISOLDE.
YSEUTfArthurian Romance
Old French form of ISOLDE, appearing in the 12th-century Norman poem 'Tristan' by Béroul.
YSOLTfArthurian Romance
Old French form of ISOLDE, appearing in the 12th-century Old French poem 'Tristan' by Thomas of Britain.
YUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
YUAfJapanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" and (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUIfJapanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (i) meaning "clothing, garment". It can also come from standalone (yui) using a different nanori reading. This name can be formed of other kanji or kanji combinations as well.
YUINAfJapanese
From Japanese (yui) meaning "tie, bind" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUKIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUKIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (ki) meaning "joy" or (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
YUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
YULDUZfUzbek
Means "star" in Uzbek.
YULIAfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
YULIANAfRussian, Bulgarian, Indonesian
Russian, Bulgarian and Indonesian form of JULIANA.
YULIANNAfRussian
Russian form of JULIANA.
YULIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of JULIA.
YUMIfJapanese
From Japanese (yumi) meaning "archery bow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause", (yu) meaning "friend" or a nanori reading of (yu) meaning "archery bow" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yumi) meaning "archery bow" or (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters which are pronounced in a similar way.
YUNUENm & fNative American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
YURI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
YUSRAfArabic
Means "wealth, ease" in Arabic.
YUSTINAfRussian
Russian form of JUSTINA.
YUTKEfYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JUDITH.
YUUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely", (yuu) meaning "brave", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YUUKAfJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ka) meaning "flower, blossom". It can also be composed of different kanji which have the same pronunciations.
YUUKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or (yuu) meaning "abundant" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of different kanji characters as well.
YUUNAfJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or (na), a phonetic character. Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
YUVALm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
YUZUKIfJapanese
From Japanese (yuzu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YVETTEfFrench, English
French feminine form of YVES.
YVONNEfFrench, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of YVON. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
ZAAHIRAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAAHIR (1).
ZABELfArmenian
Armenian form of ISABEL. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
ZAHARAfHebrew
Feminine form of ZOHAR.
ZAHARINAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAHIAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAHI.
ZAHIDAfArabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHIRAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAHIR. This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIRA.
ZAHRAfArabic, Persian
Means "brilliant, bright" in Arabic. This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah.
ZAHRAHfArabic
Derived from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "blooming flower".
ZAIDAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAYD.
ZAINAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAYN.
ZAINABfArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZAYNAB, as well as the Urdu form.
ZAIRAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ZAÏRE.
ZAÏREfLiterature
Used by Voltaire for the heroine of his tragic play 'Zaïre' (1732), about a Christian woman enslaved by Muslims. The heroine is named Zara in some English translations. Voltaire may have based the name on ZAHRAH.
ZAKIAHfArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKIYYA.
ZAKIYAfArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKIYYA.
ZAKIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAKI.
ŽAKLINAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of JACQUELINE.
ŻAKLINAfPolish
Polish form of JACQUELINE.
ZALAfSlovene
Diminutive of ROZALIJA.
ZANf & mChinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ŽANAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GIANNA.
ZANDRAfEnglish
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
ZANE (2)fLatvian
Latvian form of SUSANNA.
ZANNAfEnglish
Short form of SUZANNA.
ZARA (1)fEnglish (Modern)
English form of ZAÏRE. In England it came to public attention when Princess Anne gave it to her daughter in 1981. Use of the name may also be influenced by the trendy Spanish clothing retailer Zara.
ZARAMAMAfIncan Mythology
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.
ZARAYfArabic
Possibly a variant of ZAHRAH.
ZAREENfPersian
Means "golden" in Persian.
ZARIAfEnglish (Modern)
Possibly based on ZAHRAH or the Nigerian city of Zaria.
ZAVIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
ZAYNAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAYN.
ZAYNABfArabic
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly related to Arabic زين (zayn) meaning "beauty"; it could be from the name of a fragrant flowering tree; or it could be an Arabic form of ZENOBIA, a name borne by a pre-Islamic queen of Palmyra. Zaynab was the name of a daughter, a granddaughter, and two wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
ZDENAfCzech
Czech feminine variant of ZDENKO.
ZDEŇKAfCzech
Czech feminine form of ZDENKO.
ZDISLAVAfCzech
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.
ZDZISŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZEDONGm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "moist, grace, brilliance" combined with (dōng) meaning "east", as well as other character combinations. A notable bearer was the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
ZEHRAfTurkish
Turkish form of ZAHRA.
ZEINABfPersian
Persian form of ZAYNAB.
ZEKİYEfTurkish
Feminine form of ZEKİ.
ZELDA (1)fYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELDA (2)fEnglish
Short form of GRISELDA.
ZELDEfYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELLAfGerman
German diminutive of MARCELLA.
ZELMAfEnglish
Variant of SELMA.
ZELPHAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ZEMFİRAfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ZEMFIRA.
ZEMFIRAfTatar, Bashkir, Literature
Meaning unknown, possibly of Romani origin. This name was (first?) used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem 'The Gypsies' (1827).
ZENAfEnglish
Meaning unknown. It could be a variant of XENIA or a diminutive of names featuring this sound, such as ALEXINA, ROSINA or ZENOBIA. This name has occasionally been used since the 19th century.
ZENAIDAfLate Greek
Apparently a Greek derivative of Ζηναις (Zenais), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. This was the name of a 1st-century saint who was a doctor with her sister Philonella.
ZÉNAÏDEfFrench
French form of ZENAIDA.
ZENAISfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek variant of ZENAIDA.
ZENOBIAfAncient Greek
Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνο (Zeno), a prefix form of the name of ZEUS, combined with βιος (bios) "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title 'Queen of the East' and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated by Emperor Aurelian. Her Greek name was used as an approximation of her native Aramaic name.
ZENOVIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZENZIfGerman
Diminutive of KRESZENZ.
ZÉPHYRINEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
ZEYNƏBfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ZAYNAB.
ZEYNABfPersian, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of ZEINAB (Persian) or ZEYNƏB (Azerbaijani).
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