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CAHYO   m & f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of CAHAYA.
CAJSA   f   Swedish
Variant of KAJSA.
CALLA   f   English
From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
CANAN   f   Turkish
Means "beloved" in Turkish.
CANDE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDI   f   English
Variant of CANDY.
CANDY   f   English
Diminutive of CANDACE. It is also influenced by the English word candy.
CANSU   f   Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".
CAREN   f   English
Variant of KAREN (1).
CAREY   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARIN   f   Swedish
Variant of KARIN.
CARIS   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CHARIS.
CARLY   f   English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARME (1)   f   Galician, Catalan
Galician and Catalan form of CARMEL.
CARME (2)   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Καρμη (Karme), which was derived from κειρω (keiro) "to shear". This was the name of a Cretan goddess of the harvest.
CARMO   m & f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROL (1)   f & m   English
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
CARON   f & m   Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CARRY   f   English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.
CARYL   f   English
Variant of CAROL (1).
CARYN   f   English
Variant of KAREN (1).
CARYS   f   Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "love". This is a relatively modern Welsh name, in common use only since the middle of the 20th century.
CASEY   m & f   English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH". This name can be given in honour of Casey Jones (1863-1900), a train engineer who sacrificed his life to save his passengers. In his case, Casey was a nickname acquired because he was raised in the town of Cayce, Kentucky.
CATHY   f   English
Diminutive of CATHERINE.
CÁTIA   f   Portuguese
Diminutive of CATARINA.
CATIA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA.
CEARA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CIARA (2).
CEDAR   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
CÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CELIA.
CELIA   f   English, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play 'As You Like It' (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.
CEREN   f   Turkish
Means "young gazelle" in Turkish.
CERES   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from the Indo-European root *ker meaning "to grow". In Roman mythology Ceres was the goddess of agriculture, equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
CERYS   f   Welsh
Variant of CARYS.
CHANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (chāng) meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), (chàng) meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or (cháng) meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.
CHARA   f   Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHARO   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ROSARIO.
CHAVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of CHAYYIM.
CHELO   f   Spanish
Diminutive of CONSUELO.
CHENG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
CHERI   f   English
Variant of CHERIE.
CHICA   f   Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
CHIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIKA (1)   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
CHIKA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (chi) meaning "scatter" combined with (ka) meaning "good, beautiful" or (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
CHIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHINA   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the Asian country, ultimately derived from Qin, the name of a dynasty that ruled there in the 3rd century BC.
CHIPO   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "gift" in Shona.
CHITA   f   Spanish
Short form of CONCHITA.
CHIYO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with (yo) meaning "generation" or (yo) meaning "world". Other kanji combinations are possible.
CHLOE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek, referring to new plant growth in the spring. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament. As an English name, Chloe has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
CHLOÉ   f   French
French form of CHLOE.
CHRIS   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CHYNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CHINA.
CIARA (1)   f   Irish
Feminine form of CIAR. Saint Ciara was an Irish nun who established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century.
CIARA (2)   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIERRA. Use of the name has perhaps been influenced by the brand of perfume called Ciara, which was introduced by Revlon in 1973.
ĈIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "heavenly, from the sky" in Esperanto.
CIERA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SIERRA.
CILKA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of CECILIA.
CILLA   f   Swedish, Dutch
Diminutive of CECILIA.
CILLE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
CINDI   f   English
Diminutive of CYNTHIA.
CINDY   f   English
Diminutive of CYNTHIA.
CINTA   f   Indonesian
Means "love" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चिन्ता (chinta).
CIRCE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κιρκη (Kirke), which possibly meant "bird". In Greek mythology Circe was a sorceress who changed Odysseus's crew into hogs but was forced by him to change them back.
CISSY   f   English
Variant of SISSY.
CITRA   f   Indonesian
Means "image" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चित्र (chitra).
CLARA   f   Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Clarus which meant "clear, bright, famous". The name Clarus was borne by a few early saints. The feminine form was popularized by the 13th-century Saint Clare of Assisi (called Chiara in Italian), a friend and follower of Saint Francis, who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages, originally in the form Clare, though the Latinate spelling Clara became more popular in the 19th century.
CLARE   f   English
Medieval English form of CLARA. This is also the name of an Irish county, which was originally named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname was derived from the name of an English river.
CORAL   f   English, Spanish
From the English and Spanish word coral for the underwater skeletal deposits which can form reefs. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κοραλλιον (korallion).
CORIE   f   English
Variant of CORRIE.
CRINA   f   Romanian
Derived from Romanian crin meaning "lily".
CVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVITA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of CVETKA.
CYNDI   f   English
Short form of CYNTHIA.
DAFNA   f   Hebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew.
DAFNE   f   Italian
Italian form of DAPHNE.
DAFNI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of DAPHNE.
DAGNY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and "new".
DAGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of DAGNY.
DAINA   f   Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
DAISY   f   English
Simply from the English word for the white flower, ultimately derived from Old English dægeseage meaning "day eye". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.
DAIVA   f   Lithuanian
Created by the Lithuanian writer Vydūnas, who possibly derived it from a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny".
DALAL   f   Arabic
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
DALIA (1)   f   Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
DALIA (2)   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "fate, luck" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of weaving, fate and childbirth, often associated with Laima.
DALIA (3)   f   Hebrew
Means "branch" in Hebrew.
DALIT   f   Hebrew
Means "to draw water" in Hebrew.
DALYA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DALIA (3).
DAMLA   f   Turkish
Means "water drop" in Turkish.
DANAË   f   Greek Mythology
From Δαναοι (Danaoi), a word used by Homer to designate the Greeks. In Greek mythology Danaë was the daughter of the Argive king Acrisius. It had been prophesized to her father that he would one day be killed by Danaë's son, so he attempted to keep his daughter childless. However, Zeus came to her in the form of a shower of gold, and she became the mother of Perseus. Eventually the prophecy was fulfilled and Perseus killed Acrisius, albeit accidentally.
DANAI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of DANAË.
DANIA (1)   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of DANIELA.
DANIA (2)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of DANIYAH.
DANKA   f   Serbian, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of DANIJELA, DANIELA or DANUTA.
DANNA   f   English
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
DANNI   f   English
Diminutive of DANIELLE.
DANYA (1)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of DAN (1).
DANYA (2)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of DANIYAH.
DARBY   m & f   English
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.
DARCY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French d'Arcy, originally denoting one who came from Arcy in France. This was the surname of a character in Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813).
DARIA   f   Italian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of DARIUS. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name.
DARJA   f   Slovene, Czech
Slovene and Czech form of DARIA.
DARLA   f   English
Short form of DARLENE.
DARYA (1)   f   Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of DARIA.
DARYA (2)   f   Persian
Means "sea, ocean" in Persian.
DAYNA   f   English
Feminine variant of DANA (2).
DEANA   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEBBI   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBY   f   English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBRA   f   English
Variant of DEBORAH.
DEENA   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEEPA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of DIPA.
DÉLIA   f   Portuguese, French, Hungarian
Portuguese, French and Hungarian form of DELIA (1).
DELIA (1)   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos. The name appeared in several poems of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it has occasionally been used as a given name since that time.
DELIA (2)   f   English
Short form of ADELIA or BEDELIA.
DELLA   f   English
Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
DELMA   f   Irish, English
Short form of FIDELMA.
DELTA   f   English
From the name of the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, Δ. It is also the name for an island formed at the mouth of a river.
DENİZ   f & m   Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DERYA   f & m   Turkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DERYN   f   Welsh
Possibly from Welsh aderyn meaning "bird".
DESTA   f & m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DETTA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
DEVAN   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVIN   m & f   English, Irish
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVON   m & f   English
Variant of DEVIN. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.
DEVYN   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DIÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of DIANA.
DIĀNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of DIANA.
DIANA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIANE   f   French, English
French form of DIANA, also regularly used in the English-speaking world.
DIANN   f   English
Variant of DIANE.
DİDEM   f   Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Persian دیده (dideh) meaning "eye".
DIKLA   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DİLAN   f   Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
DİLAY   f   Turkish
Means "beautiful moon" in Turkish.
DİLEK   f   Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
DILYS   f   Welsh
Means "genuine" in Welsh.
DINAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
DIONE (1)   f   Greek Mythology
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". By extension, it means "goddess". This was the name of an obscure Greek goddess who, according to some legends, was the mother of Aphrodite.
DIONE (2)   f   English
Feminine form of DION.
DIPTI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
DITTE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of EDITH or DOROTHEA.
DIVNA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
From Serbian диван (divan) or Macedonian дивен (diven) meaning "wonderful".
DIVYA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DIXIE   f   English
From the term that refers to the southern United States, used by Daniel D. Emmett in his song Dixie in 1859. The term may be derived from French dix "ten", which was printed on ten-dollar bills issued from a New Orleans bank.
DÎYAR   f & m   Kurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DOCIA   f   English
Possibly a diminutive of THEODOSIA.
DODIE   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOINA   f   Romanian
Means "folk song", from Romanian doină.
DOLLY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of DOLORES.
DONKA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of ANDON.
DONNA   f   English
From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of DONALD.
DORES   f   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of DOLORES.
DORIA   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of DORIAN or an elaboration of DORA.
DORIS   f   English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-).
DORIT (1)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of DOR.
DORIT (2)   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of DOROTHEA.
DORJI   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
DORKA   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of DOROTTYA.
DORTE   f   Danish
Danish form of DOROTHY.
DOSIA   f   Polish
Diminutive of TEODOZJA or DOROTA.
DOTTY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DRAGA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DRAGO.
DRAHA   f   Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DREDA   f   English (Archaic)
Short form of ETHELDREDA.
DRIKA   f   Dutch
Short form of HENDRIKA.
DRINA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ADRIANA or ALEXANDRINA.
DRITA   f   Albanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
DRUSA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of DRUSUS.
DUANA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DULCE   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
DUNJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.
DUNYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of AVDOTYA.
ĐURĐA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE.
DURGA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce, twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva. She is considered an incarnation of Parvati.
DUSTY   m & f   English
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
DUYGU   m & f   Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
DYLIS   f   Welsh
Variant of DILYS.
ÉABHA   f   Irish
Irish form of EVE.
EADAN   f   Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
EAVAN   f   Irish
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN.
EBELE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "mercy, kindness" in Igbo.
EBONY   f   English
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
ECRİN   f   Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from an Arabic word meaning "reward".
EDANA   f   History
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
EDDIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDINA   f   Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of a Germanic name.
EDITE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of EDITH.
ÉDITH   f   French
French form of EDITH.
EDITH   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
EDMÉE   f   French (Rare)
Feminine form of EDMÉ.
'EDNAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDNA (2).
EDYTA   f   Polish
Polish form of EDITH.
EEFJE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of EEF.
EFFIE (1)   f   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA.
EFFIE (2)   f   Scottish
Anglicized form of OIGHRIG.
EFRAT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
EHSAN   m & f   Persian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EIDEL   f   Yiddish
Means "delicate" in Yiddish.
EIDER   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDER (2).
EIGYR   f   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of IGRAINE.
EILÍS   f   Irish
Irish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH (or sometimes of ALICE).
EJIRO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EKENE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "praise" in Igbo.
ELAIN   f   Welsh
Means "fawn" in Welsh.
ELENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELENE   f   Georgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of HELEN.
ELENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELERI   f   Welsh
Meaning unknown. In Welsh legend she was the daughter of the chieftain Brychan.
ELHAM   f   Persian
Persian form of ILHAM.
ELIAN   m & f   Dutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ELIDI   f   Various
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ηληδα (Ilida) Valley in western Greece.
ELĪNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELINA   f   Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of HELEN.
ÉLISE   f   French
French short form of ÉLISABETH.
ELISO   f   Georgian
Georgian short form of ELIZABETH.
ELITA   f   Latvian
Meaning unknown.
ELIZA   f   English, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of ELIZABETH. It was borne by the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' (1913) and the subsequent musical adaptation 'My Fair Lady' (1956).
ELLEN (1)   f   English
Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.
ELLEN (2)   f   Dutch
Short form of ELEONORA.
ELLIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El.
ELMAS   f   Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
ELPIS   f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
ELSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELSJE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
ELVAN   f & m   Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELYSE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.
EMBLA   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
EMELY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of EMILY.
EMERY   m & f   English
Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
EMESE   f   Hungarian
Possibly derived from Finno-Ugric eme meaning "mother". In Hungarian legend this was the name of the grandmother of Árpád, founder of the Hungarian state.
EMILY   f   English
English feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL). In the English-speaking world it was not common until after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century; the princess Amelia Sophia (1711-1786) was commonly known as Emily in English, even though Amelia is an unrelated name.... [more]
EMINA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
EMİNE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
EMIRA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
EMMIE   f   English
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
ENFYS   m & f   Welsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENIKŐ   f   Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century. He based it on the name of the legendary mother of the Hungarian people, Enéh, which may mean "cow" or "deer".
ENISA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
ENİSE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
ENNIS   f & m   Irish
From the name of a town in Ireland.
ENOLA   f   English
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century.
ÉOWYN   f   Literature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
EPONA   f   Celtic Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.
EPPIE   f   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA or HEPHZIBAH.
ERATO   f   Greek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
ÉRICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICA   f   English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERIKA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERLEA   f   Basque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
ERZSI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
ESELD   f   Cornish
Cornish form of ISOLDE.
ESFIR   f   Russian
Russian form of ESTHER.
ESMÉE   f   English, Dutch
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ESTELLE or ESTHER.
ESTEE   f   Jewish
Diminutive of ESTHER. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (1908-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.
'ESTER   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESTHER.
ESZTI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of ESZTER.
ÉTAÍN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét "jealousy". In Irish mythology she was a sun and horse goddess who was the lover of Midir.
ETERI   f   Georgian
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).
ETHEL   f   English
Short form of names beginning with the Old English element æðel meaning "noble". It was coined in the 19th century, when many Old English names were revived. It was popularized by the novels 'The Newcomes' (1855) by William Makepeace Thackeray and 'The Daisy Chain' (1856) by C. M. Yonge. A famous bearer was American actress and singer Ethel Merman (1908-1984).
ETHNA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETHNE   f   Irish
Variant of EITHNE.
ETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.
EUN-JI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
EURIA   f   Basque
Means "rain" in Basque.
ÉVIKE   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of EVE.
EVITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of EVA.
EVREN   m & f   Turkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
EVVIE   f   English
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
EYDÍS   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
EYLÜL   f   Turkish
Means "September" in Turkish.
EZHIL   m & f   Tamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
FÁBIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of FABIUS.
FABIA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of FABIUS.
FADIA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of FADI.
FAIGA   f   Yiddish
Variant of FAIGEL.
FAINA   f   Russian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from PHAENNA.
FAITH   f   English
Simply from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere "to trust". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
FAIZA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of FAIZ.
FAJRA   f   Esperanto
Means "fiery" in Esperanto.
FANCY   f   English (Rare)
From the English word fancy which means either "like, love, inclination" or "ornamental". It is derived from Middle English fantasie, which comes (via Norman French and Latin) from Greek φαινω (phaino) "to show, to appear".
FANNI   f   Finnish, Hungarian
Finnish diminutive of FRANCISCA and a Hungarian diminutive of FRANCISKA or STEFÁNIA.
FANNY   f   English, French, Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCES, FRANÇOISE or STÉPHANIE. In the English-speaking world this has been a vulgar slang word since the late 19th century, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
FARAH   m & f   Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARAI   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FATIN (1)   f   Arabic
Means "charming, seductive, fascinating" in Arabic.
FATMA   f   Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of FATIMAH, as well as an Arabic variant.
FATOŞ   f   Turkish
Turkish diminutive of FATMA.
FAUNA   f   Roman Mythology
Feminine form of FAUNUS. Fauna was a Roman goddess of fertility, women and healing, a daughter and companion of Faunus.
FAYZA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of FAIZA.
FEIGE   f   Yiddish
Variant transcription of FAIGA.
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