Feminine Names

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ATHINA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of ATHENA.
ATHOL   m & f   Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland which was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIENO   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
ATIFA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of ATIF.
ATIYA   m & f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATROPOS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix α (a) combined with τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
ATSUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (atsu) meaning "warm", (atsu) meaning "deep, true, sincere" or (atsu) meaning "honest" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AUBREE   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of AUBREY.
AUBREY   m & f   English
Norman French form of the Germanic name ALBERICH. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song 'Aubrey' along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
AUBRIE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of AUBREY.
AUDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUDE   f   French
French feminine form of ALDO.
AUDHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AUDIE   f   English
Diminutive of AUDREY.
AUDRA (1)   f   Lithuanian
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
AUDRA (2)   f   English
Variant of AUDREY, used since the 19th century.
AUDREA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AUDREY.
AUDREY   f   English
Medieval diminutive of ÆÐELÞRYÐ. This was the name of a 7th-century saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. It was also borne by a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It' (1599). At the end of the Middle Ages the name became rare due to association with the word tawdry (which was derived from St. Audrey, the name of a fair where cheap lace was sold), but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
AUGUSTA   f   German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when king George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
AUGUSTE (2)   f   German
German variant of AUGUSTA.
AUGUSTINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (2)   f   French, German
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTYNA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of AUGUSTINA.
AUNE   f   Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
AURA   f   English
From the English word aura (derived from Greek via Latin meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.
AUREA   f   Late Roman
Latin form of ORIA.
AURÉLIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AURELIANUS.
AURÉLIE   f   French
French feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIA.
AUREOLE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
AURORA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
AURORE   f   French
French form of AURORA.
AUŠRA   f   Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
AUSTĖJA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "to weave" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
AUÐRHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of AUDHILD.
AUTUMN   f   English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
AVA (1)   f   English
Variant of EVE. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990).
AVA (2)   f   Persian
Means "voice, sound" in Persian.
AVA (3)   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVALINE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AVELINE.
AVALON   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit which was often linked with paradise.
AVANI   f   Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "earth" in Sanskrit.
AVANTI   f   Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient kingdom of central India which had its capital at Ujjain.
AVDOTYA   f   Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
AVE   f   Estonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".
AVELINE   f   English (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
AVERILL   m & f   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERY   m & f   English
From a surname which was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVEZA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of AVIS.
AVGUSTA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of AUGUSTUS.
AVIA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AVIYA.
ÂVIÂJA   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "cousin" in Greenlandic.
AVICE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AVIS.
AVIGAIL   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
'AVIGAYIL   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
AVIS   f   English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
AVISHAG   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
AVITAL   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
AVIV   m & f   Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVA   f   Hebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
AVIYA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
'AVIYAH   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVRA   f   Greek
Greek form of AURA.
AVRIL   f   French (Rare), English (Rare)
French form of APRIL.
AWHINA   f   Maori
Means "help, support" in Maori.
AWITI   f   Eastern African, Luo
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.
AWOTWI   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AXELLE   f   French
Feminine form of AXEL.
AYA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
AYAKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) which both mean "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
AYALA   f   Hebrew
Means "doe, gazelle, hind" in Hebrew.
AYAME   f   Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYANE   f   Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYANO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" or (aya) meaning "design" combined with (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AYAULYM   f   Kazakh
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
AYDA   f   Arabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYDAN (1)   f   Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
AYELEN   f   Native American, Mapuche
Variant of AYLEN.
AYELET   f   Hebrew
Means "gazelle, hind". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
AYESHA   f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AYGÜL   f   Turkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGUL   f   Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
AYGÜN   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" gün "sun".
AYISHAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AYLA (1)   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ELAH.
AYLA (2)   f   Turkish
Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.
AYLA (3)   f   Literature
Created for the novel 'Clan of the Cave Bear' (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.
AYLEN   f   Native American, Mapuche
Possibly means either "happiness" or "clear" in Mapuche.
AYLİN   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon halo" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
AYN   f   Various
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She apparently based it on a Finnish name she had heard, but never seen written.
AÝNABAT   f   Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen "moon" and nabat "sweet".
AYNUR   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur.
AYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYŞE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
AYSEL   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon stream" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
AYSU   f   Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay "moon" and su "water".
AYSUN   f   Turkish
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
AYTAÇ   m & f   Turkish
Means "moon crown" in Turkish.
AZALEA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek αζαλεος (azaleos) "dry".
AZAR   f & m   Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZENETH   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ASENATH.
AZRA   f   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
AZUBAH   f   Biblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
AZUCENA   f   Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
AZURA   f   English (Rare)
Elaboration of AZURE.
AZURE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
AZZURRA   f   Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.
BAAKO   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BABETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BABIRYE   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
BABS   f   English
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BADR   m & f   Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BAHAR   f   Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian.
BAHARGÜL   f   Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar "spring" and gül "flower, rose".
BAHIGA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of BAHIJA.
BAHIJA   f   Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
BAHIYYA   f   Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
BAI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAILA   f   Yiddish
Means "white" in Yiddish.
BAILEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BAILEY.
BAILEY   m & f   English
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
BÁIRBRE   f   Irish
Irish form of BARBARA.
BAKARNE   f   Basque
Feminine form of BAKAR.
BALA   m & f   Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALBINA   f   Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare), Ancient Roman
Feminine form of BALBINUS. Saint Balbina was a 2nd-century Roman woman martyred with her father Quirinus.
BALWINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BAMBI   f   English
Derived from Italian bambina meaning "young girl". The American novelist Marjorie Benton Cooke used it in her novel 'Bambi' (1914). This was also the name of a male deer in a cartoon by Walt Disney, which was based on a 1923 novel by Swiss author Felix Salten.
BANU   f   Persian, Turkish
Means "lady" in Persian.
BAO   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BÁRA   f   Czech
Czech diminutive of BARBORA.
BARA   f   Croatian
Croatian short form of BARBARA.
BARABAL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of BARBARA.
BARB   f   English
Short form of BARBARA.
BÁRBARA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BARBARA.
BARBARA   f   English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Late Roman
Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.
BÄRBEL   f   German
German diminutive of BARBARA.
BARBIE   f   English
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BARBORA   f   Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of BARBARA.
BARBRA   f   English
Variant of BARBARA.
BARBRO   f   Swedish
Swedish form of BARBARA.
BARICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of BARBARA.
BAŞAK   f   Turkish
Means "ear of wheat" in Turkish. This is also the Turkish name for the constellation Virgo.
BASEMATH   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.
BASEMMATH   f   Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BASHE   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASHEMATH   f   Biblical
Variant of BASEMATH.
BASIA (1)   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of BARBARA.
BASIA (2)   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASIMA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of BASIM.
BASIRA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of BASIR.
BASMA   f   Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic.
BASMAT   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
BASMATH   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of BASEMATH. This was the name of a daughter of Solomon in the Old Testament.
BAST   f   Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "fire, heat" or "ointment jar" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology Bast was a goddess of cats, fertility and the sun who was considered a protector of Lower Egypt. She was often depicted with the head of a lioness or a house cat. As her role in the Egyptian pantheon diminished, she was called Bastet.
BASTET   f   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of BAST. This form of the name, a diminutive, was given to her after the similar goddess Sekhmet (protector of Upper Egypt) became more important.
BASYA   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BATARI   f   Indonesian
Means "goddess" in Indonesian.
BATEL   f   Hebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.
BATHSHEBA   f   Biblical
Means "daughter of the oath" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman married to Uriah the Hittite. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle and then married her. She was the mother of Solomon.
BAT-SHEVA   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
BATSHEVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BATHSHEBA.
BATUL   f   Arabic
Means "virgin" in Arabic. This is an Arabic epithet of the Virgin Mary.
BATYA   f   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BATYAH   f   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BAYLEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BAILEY.
BEA   f   English
Short form of BEATRIX.
BEÁTA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of BEATA.
BEATA   f   Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Derived from Latin beatus meaning "blessed". This was the name of a few minor saints.
BEATE   f   German
German form of BEATA.
BEATHAG   f   Scottish
Feminine form of BEATHAN.
BÉATRICE   f   French
French form of BEATRIX.
BEATRICE   f   Italian, English, Swedish
Italian form of BEATRIX. Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She serves as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem the 'Divine Comedy' (1321). This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599), in which Beatrice and Benedick are fooled into confessing their love for one another.
BEATRISE   f   Latvian
Latvian form of BEATRIX.
BEATRIU   f   Catalan
Catalan form of BEATRIX.
BEATRIX   f   German, Hungarian, Dutch, English (Rare), Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant "voyager, traveller". It was a common name amongst early Christians, and the spelling was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed". Viatrix or Beatrix was a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death during the persecutions of Diocletian.... [more]
BEATRIZ   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of BEATRIX.
BEATRYCZE   f   Polish
Polish form of BEATRIX.
BÉBHINN   f   Irish
Modern spelling of BÉBINN.
BÉBHIONN   f   Irish
Variant of BÉBINN.
BÉBINN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fair lady" in Irish Gaelic. This name was borne by several characters in Irish mythology, including a goddess of childbirth.
BECCA   f   English
Short form of REBECCA.
BECCI   f   English (Modern)
Diminutive of REBECCA.
BECKA   f   English
Short form of REBECCA.
BECKAH   f   English
Short form of REBECCA.
BECKY   f   English
Diminutive of REBECCA.
BEDELIA   f   Irish
Irish diminutive of BRIDGET.
BEDISA   f   Georgian
Derived from Georgian ბედი (bedi) meaning "fate".
BEE   f   English
Short form of BEATRIX and other names beginning with B.
BEHİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of BAHIYYA.
BÉIBHINN   f   Irish
Modern form of BÉBINN.
BEILEAG   f   Scottish
Diminutive of ISEABAIL.
BEITRIS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of BEATRICE.
BEKKI   f   English (Modern)
Diminutive of REBECCA.
BĚLA   f   Czech
Derived from the old Slavic word белъ (belu) meaning "white".
BELÉN   f   Spanish
Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born. The town's name is derived via Greek from Hebrew בֵּית לָחֶם (beit lachem) meaning "house of bread".
BELGİN   f   Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BELINDA   f   English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. The first element could be related Italian bella "beautiful". The second element could be related to Germanic lind "serpent, dragon" or linde "soft, tender". This name first arose in the 17th century, and was subsequently used by Alexander Pope in his poem 'The Rape of the Lock' (1712).
BELINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ISABEL.
BELLA   f   English
Short form of ISABELLA and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful".
BELLATRIX   f   Astronomy
Means "female warrior" in Latin. This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.
BELLE   f   English
Short form of ISABELLA or names ending in belle. It is also associated with the French word belle meaning "beautiful". A famous bearer was Belle Starr (1848-1889), an outlaw of the American west, whose real given name was Maybelle.
BELLONA   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin bellare meaning "to fight". This was the name of the Roman goddess of war, a companion of Mars.
BELPHOEBE   f   Literature
Combination of belle "beautiful" and the name PHOEBE. This name was first used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
BENEDETTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDICTA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BÉNÉDICTE   f   French
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTA   f   German (Rare)
German feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDITA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDYKTA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENGTA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENIGNA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Late Roman
Feminine form of BENIGNO.
BENITA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of BENITO.
BENJAMINE   f   French
French feminine form of BENJAMIN.
BENOÎTE   f   French
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENTE   f   Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Danish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BERACHA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of BRACHA.
BERENGARIA   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized feminine form of BERENGAR. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.
BÉRENGÈRE   f   French
French form of BERENGARIA.
BÉRÉNICE   f   French
French form of BERENICE.
BERENICE   f   English, Italian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βερενικη (Berenike), the Macedonian form of the Greek name Φερενικη (Pherenike), which meant "bringing victory" from φερω (phero) "to bring" and νικη (nike) "victory". This name was common among the Ptolemy ruling family of Egypt, a dynasty which was originally from Macedon. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament (in most English Bibles it is spelled Bernice) belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II. As an English name, Berenice came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
BERENIKE   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Macedonian form of BERENICE.
BEREZI   f   Basque
Means "special" in Basque.
BERGLIOT   f   Norwegian
Variant of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJÓT   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJOT   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
BERHTA   f   Ancient Germanic
Older form of BERTHA.
BERIT   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of BIRGIT.
BERJOUHI   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of PERCHUHI.
BERLIN   f   Various
From the name of the city in Germany, which is of uncertain meaning.
BERMET   f   Kyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
BERNA   f   Turkish
Means "young" in Turkish.
BERNADETT   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BERNADETTE.
BERNADETTE   f   French, English
French feminine form of BERNARD. Saint Bernadette was a young woman from Lourdes in France who claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary.
BERNADINE   f   English
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Spanish
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDETTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDINE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDITA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNETTA   f   English
Diminutive of BERENICE.
BERNICE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERNIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of BERNARD, BERNADETTE, BERNICE, and other names beginning with Bern.
BERNIECE   f   English
Variant of BERNICE.
BERNIKE   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BERNY   m & f   English
Variant of BERNIE.
BERRAK   f   Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BERRY (2)   f   English (Rare)
From the English word referring to the small fruit. It is ultimately derived from Old English berie. This name has only been in use since the 20th century.
BERTHA   f   German, English, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous". It was borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century, and it was popularized in England by the Normans. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. The name also appears in southern Germanic legends (often spelled Perchta or Berchta) belonging to a goddess of animals and weaving.
BERTHE   f   French
French form of BERTHA.
BERTIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTILLE   f   French
French diminutive of BERTHA.
BERTINA   f   English
Feminine form of BERT.
BERYL   f   English
From the English word for the clear or pale green precious stone, ultimately deriving from Sanskrit. As a given name, it first came into use in the 19th century.
BESS   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BESTE   f   Turkish
Means "melody" in Turkish.
BET   f   Frisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish short form of ELISABETH.
BETÂNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of BETHANY.
BETH   f   English
Short form of ELIZABETH, or sometimes BETHANY.
BETHAN   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETHÂNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of BETHANY.
BETHANIA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of BETHANY used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
BETHANIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of BETHANY.
BETHANY   f   English, Biblical
From the name of a biblical town, possibly derived from Hebrew בֵּית־תְּאֵנָה (beit-te'enah) meaning "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.
BETHARI   f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of BATARI.
BETHEL   f   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.
BETHNEY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of BETHANY.
BETI   f   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ELISAVETA.
BETJE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of ELISABETH.
BETONY   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
BETRYS   f   Welsh
Welsh form of BEATRICE.
BETSY   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. A famous bearer was American actress Bette Davis (1908-1989).
BETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTINA (1)   f   German
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
BETTINA (2)   f   Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTA.
BETTY   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTYE   f   English
Variant of BETTY.
BETÜL   f   Turkish
Turkish form of BATUL.
BEULAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BEV   f   English
Short form of BEVERLY.
BEVERLEY   f   English
Variant of BEVERLY.
BEVERLY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's novel 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904).
BEVIN   f   Irish
Anglicized form of BÉBINN.
BEYLKE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of BAILA.
BEYZA   f   Turkish
Means "very white" in Turkish.
BHAVANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of BHAVANA.
BHUMI   f   Hinduism
Means "earth, soil" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu earth goddess. She is the wife of Varaha, an avatar of Vishnu.
BIA   f   Portuguese
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
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