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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the length is 3.
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ABIfScottish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
ADAfEnglish, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish
Short form of ADELAIDE and other names beginning with the same sound. This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
ADE (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADI (1)f & mHebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
AGE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
ÁGIfHungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AKI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
ALE (1)m & fFinnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALI (2)fEnglish
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
AMAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
AMI (2)fEnglish
Variant of AMY.
AMI (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "second, Asia" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AMYfEnglish
English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata. As an English name, it was in use in the Middle Ages (though not common) and was revived in the 19th century.
ANE (1)fDanish
Danish diminutive of ANNA.
ANE (3)fBasque
Basque form of ANNA.
ANHm & fVietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
ANI (2)fArmenian
From the name of an old Armenian city, of unknown meaning. Now in eastern Turkey, in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, though it was later abandoned and is now only ruins.
ANNfEnglish
English form of ANNE (1). In the English-speaking world, both this spelling and Anne have been used since the Middle Ages, though Ann became much more popular during the 19th century.
ANSfDutch
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
ANU (1)fFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ANNA.
AOIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
ÁSAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÅSAfSwedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ÅSEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant.
ASHm & fEnglish
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
AVA (1)fEnglish
Variant of EVE. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990).
AVA (2)fPersian
Means "voice, sound" in Persian.
AVA (3)fGerman, 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.
AVEfEstonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".
AYAfJapanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
AYNfVarious
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.
AYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
BAIm & fChinese
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 .
BAOf & mChinese
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.
BEAfEnglish
Short form of BEATRIX.
BEEfEnglish
Short form of BEATRIX and other names beginning with B.
BETfFrisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish short form of ELISABETH.
BEVfEnglish
Short form of BEVERLY.
BIAfPortuguese
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
CAM (1)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cam) meaning "orange (fruit)".
CAM (2)m & fEnglish
Short form of CAMERON.
CATf & mEnglish
Diminutive of CATHERINE. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
CHI (1)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chi) meaning "branch".
CHI (2)m & fMythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spirtual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.
CHOfJapanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of CHOU.
CUAfHmong
Means "wind" in Hmong.
CÚCfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cúc) meaning "chrysanthemum".
DARf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DEBfEnglish
Short form of DEBORAH.
DEEf & mEnglish
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DORm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DOTfEnglish
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DUAfArabic
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DWIm & fIndonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
DYEfMedieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
ECEfTurkish
Means "queen" in Turkish.
EDA (1)fTurkish
Means "well-mannered" in Turkish.
EDA (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
EEFm & fDutch
Short form of names beginning with Ev, such as EVA or EVERT.
EFAfWelsh
Welsh form of EVA.
EFE (2)m & fWestern African, Urhobo
Short form of EFEMENA or other names containing efe "wealth".
EHAfEstonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
EIRfNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EKA (1)m & fIndonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
EKA (2)fGeorgian
Short form of EKATERINE.
EKOm & fIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
ELA (1)fPolish
Diminutive of ELŻBIETA.
ELA (2)fTurkish
Means "hazel (colour)" in Turkish.
ELI (3)fSpanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
ELSfDutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
EMIfJapanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ENA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENA (2)fCroatian
Short form of IRENA.
ENUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
EOSfGreek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
ERAfAlbanian
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
ESIfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
EUAfBiblical Greek
Form of Chawwah (see EVE) used in the Greek translation of Old Testament. Chawwah is also translated as Zoe in the Greek Old Testament.
EUNm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
ÉVAfHungarian
Hungarian form of EVE.
EVAfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
ÈVEfFrench
French form of EVE.
EVEfEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. God created her from one of Adam's ribs to be his companion. At the urging of a serpent she ate the forbidden fruit and shared some with Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.... [more]
EVIfGreek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
EWAfPolish
Polish form of EVE.
FAEfEnglish
Variant of FAY.
FAYfEnglish
Derived from Middle English faie meaning "fairy", ultimately (via Old French) from Latin fata meaning "the Fates". It appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Arthurian legends in the name of Morgan le Fay. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In some cases it may be used as a short form of FAITH.
FEN (1)f & mChinese
From Chinese (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume" (which is usually only feminine) or (fèn) meaning "strive, exert" (usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
FLOfEnglish
Short form of FLORENCE or FLORA.
GAL (1)f & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAYfEnglish
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
GIAfItalian
Diminutive of GIANNA.
GOLfPersian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
GROfNorwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRYfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GÜLfTurkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GUNfSwedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUOm & fChinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
HAFfWelsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HEDm & fHebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HELfNorse Mythology
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki. She got her name from the underworld, also called Hel, where she ruled, which meant "to conceal, to cover" in Old Norse (related to the English word hell).
HLAm & fBurmese
Means "pretty, favourable" in Burmese.
HOAfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hoa) meaning "flower".
HUAf & mChinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUỆfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HUIf & mChinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
IBBfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
IDAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
ÍDEfIrish
Possibly derived from Old Irish ítu "thirst". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
IFEfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "love" in Yoruba.
IGAfPolish
Diminutive of JADWIGA or IGNACJA.
IGEfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born feet first" in Yoruba.
ILAfIndian, Hindi
Means "earth" or "speech" in Sanskrit.
ILIfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ILONA.
IME (1)m & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
IME (2)m & fFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen meaning "whole, universal".
INAfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, Limburgish
Short form of names ending with ina.
IRA (2)fRussian
Short form of IRINA.
IROfGreek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
ISIm & fNative American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
ITAfIrish
Anglicized form of ÍDE.
IVA (1)fBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVA (3)fCzech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
IVYfEnglish
From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
IZAfPolish
Short form of IZABELA.
JAE (1)m & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (jae) meaning "talent, ability" or (jae) meaning "wealth, riches", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
JAN (2)fEnglish
Short form of JANET, JANICE, and other names beginning with Jan.
JENfEnglish
Short form of JENNIFER.
JETfDutch
Short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
JIAm & fChinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "good, auspicious, beautiful", (jiā) meaning "home, family", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JIEm & fChinese
From Chinese (jié) meaning "heroic, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JINm & fChinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold, metal, money", (jǐn) meaning "tapestry, brocade, embroidered" or (jīn) meaning "ferry". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
JI-Uf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "sesame" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (u) meaning "rain" or (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JOYfEnglish
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
JUN (1)m & fChinese, Korean
From Chinese (jūn) meaning "king, ruler", (jùn) meaning "talented, handsome" (which is usually only masculine) or (jūn) meaning "army" (also usually only masculine). This is also a single-character Korean name, often from the hanja meaning "talented, handsome". This name can be formed by other characters besides those shown here.
JUN (2)m & fJapanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "pure", (jun) meaning "moisture", (jun) meaning "pure, clean, simple", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KAI (2)fSwedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAI (1)).
KAI (3)m & fHawaiian
Means "sea" in Hawaiian.
KAJ (2)fSwedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1). Note, this is primarily a masculine name in Sweden (see KAJ (1)).
KATfEnglish
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KAY (1)fEnglish
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KIAfSwedish
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIM (1)f & mEnglish
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIM (3)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
KITm & fEnglish
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
KYOm & fJapanese
Variant transcription of KYOU.
LANf & mChinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
LÉAfFrench
French form of LEAH.
LEEm & fEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEI (1)m & fHawaiian
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
LEI (2)m & fChinese
From Chinese (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
LÍAfGalician
Galician form of LEAH.
LIA (1)fItalian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LIA (2)fItalian, Dutch
Short form of ROSALIA, JULIA, and other names ending in lia.
LIMm & fChinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LINm & fChinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LIV (1)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LIV (2)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIZfEnglish
Short form of ELIZABETH. This is the familiar name of actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-).
LOUf & mEnglish, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LUXf & mVarious
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LUZfSpanish
Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light".
LYNfEnglish
Variant of LYNN.
LYSfFrisian
Frisian diminutive of ELISABETH. It also coincides with the French word for "lily".
MAEfEnglish
Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.
MAI (1)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume).
MAI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (mai) meaning "dance" or 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe". It can also come from (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ai) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MAO (1)fJapanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (mai) meaning "dance" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAYfEnglish
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MEGfEnglish
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEI (1)fChinese
From Chinese (měi) meaning "beautiful" or (méi) meaning "Chinese plum" (species Prunus mume), as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MEI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (me) meaning "bud, sprout" combined with (i) meaning "rely on", (i) meaning "life" or (i) meaning "clothing, garment". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MELm & fEnglish
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MIAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MINm & fChinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters which are pronounced similarly.
MIOfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (o) meaning "cherry blossom" or (o) meaning "thread". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MIUfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (u) meaning "feather". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOAfSwedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
MOE (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (moe) meaning "bud, sprout". Other kanji with the same reading can also form this name.
MÓRfScottish, Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.
MORf & mHebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MYFfWelsh
Short form of MYFANWY.
NANfEnglish
Originally a diminutive of ANN. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of NANCY.
NATm & fEnglish
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NAZfTurkish
Means "coy" in Turkish.
NEAfSwedish, Finnish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NEO (1)f & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NESfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AGNES.
NIA (1)fWelsh
Welsh form of NIAMH.
NIA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NIA (3)fEnglish, Georgian
Short form of ANTONIA, SIDONIA and other names ending in nia.
NOA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NONfWelsh
Possibly derived from Latin nonna meaning "nun". This was the name of the mother of Saint David.
NOR (1)f & mMalay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOUfHmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
NOYf & mHebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NURf & mArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NYXfGreek Mythology
Means "night" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the night, the daughter of Khaos and the wife of Erebos.
ODAfGerman, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
OLA (2)fPolish
Polish short form of ALEKSANDRA.
ONA (1)fLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANNA.
ONA (2)fCatalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
ONIfWestern African, Yoruba
Possibly means "born in sacred abode" in Yoruba.
ORA (1)f & mEnglish
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
ORA (2)fHebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORIm & fHebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
PAMfEnglish
Short form of PAMELA.
PATm & fEnglish
Short form of PATRICK or PATRICIA. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
PAXfRoman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
PAZ (1)fSpanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PAZ (2)f & mHebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEGfEnglish
Short form of PEGGY.
PENfEnglish
Short form of PENELOPE.
PÍAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIPm & fEnglish
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PRUfEnglish
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PUAfHawaiian
Means "flower, offspring" in Hawaiian.
QIUm & fChinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
QUÝf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
RAEfEnglish
Short form of RACHEL. It can also be used as a feminine form of RAY.
RANfJapanese
From Japanese (ran) meaning "orchid" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
RAZm & fHebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
REIfJapanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "bell", (rei) meaning "beautiful, lovely" or (rei) meaning "the tinkling of jade". This name can also be formed by other kanji with the same pronunciation.
RENm & fJapanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RIAfGerman, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RIMfArabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
RINf & mJapanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RIO (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
RON (2)m & fHebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
ROSfEnglish
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with Ros.
ROZfEnglish
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with the same sound.
RUEfEnglish
From the name of the bitter medicinal herb, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘ρυτη (rhyte). This is also sometimes used as a short form of RUTH (1).
RUFfRussian
Russian form of RUTH (1).
SALf & mEnglish
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SAM (1)m & fEnglish
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SHIm & fChinese
From Chinese (shí) meaning "time, era, season", (shí) meaning "real, honest", (shǐ) meaning "history" or (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.
SHUfChinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SIVfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SKYfEnglish (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SOL (1)fSpanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SRIm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SUEfEnglish
Short form of SUSANNA.
SUZfEnglish
Short form of SUSAN.
TAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TALm & fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TAM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
THIfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thi) meaning "poetry, poem, verse".
THỊfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
THUfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
TIAfEnglish
Short form of names ending with tia. It has been suggested that its use since the 1950s is the result of the brand name for the coffee liqueur Tia Maria. In the brand name, Tia is not a given name; rather, it means "aunt" in Spanish or Portuguese.
TILfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TOM (2)m & fHebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be a variant transcription of TAM (2).
TRIm & fIndonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
UDO (2)f & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
ULAfPolish
Diminutive of URSZULA.
UMAfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
UMEfJapanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "Japanese apricot, plum" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume). In Japan the ume blossom is regarded as a symbol of spring and a ward against evil. Different kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ÚNAfIrish
Possibly derived from Irish uan meaning "lamb".
ÙNAfScottish
Scottish form of ÚNA.
UNNfNorwegian
Norwegian form of UNNR.
URDfNorse Mythology
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
UTEfGerman
Feminine form of UDO (1).
VALm & fEnglish
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VÂNf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VICm & fEnglish
Short form of VICTOR or VICTORIA.
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.
WILm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
XIAm & fChinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIUfChinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XUEf & mChinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XUNm & fChinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YAAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
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.
YÊNfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful".
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.
YUAfJapanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" and (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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