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Czech form of LYDIA.
French form of LYDIA.
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
Variant of LILOU.
Variant of LINDA.
LYNNAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of LYNN.
Variant of LYNN.
LYRICfEnglish (Modern)
Means simply "lyric, songlike" from the English word, ultimately derived from Greek λυρικος (lyrikos).
LYSSA (1)fEnglish
Short form of ALYSSA.
LYSSA (2)fGreek Mythology
Means "rage, fury, anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Lyssa is a goddess associated with uncontrolled rage.
LYUBAfRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYYTIfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of LYDIA.
MAALAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Maori form of MARTHA.
Medieval feminine form of AMABILIS. This spelling and Amabel were common during the Middle Ages, though they became rare after the 15th century. It was revived in the 19th century after the publication of C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854), which featured a character named Mabel (as well as one named Amabel).
Variant of MABEL.
Means "youth" in Welsh. This was the name of an obscure 6th-century Welsh saint. She was one of the daughters of Saint Brychan.
Variant of MACY.
Diminutive of MADELINE or MADISON.
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MADHUf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
Feminine form of MAËL.
MAEVAfTahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian. It gained popularity in France during the 1980s.
MAEVEfIrish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating". In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. Her fight against Ulster and the hero Cúchulainn is told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
Means "related to the moon" in Persian.
Means "like the moon" in Persian.
Finnish variant of MARIA.
MAIKEfFrisian, German
Frisian diminutive of MARIA.
From the name of a type of vine that grows in Hawaii and is used in making leis.
Means "little" in Estonian.
Irish form of MARY.
Derived from Finnish mairea "gushing, sugary".
Scottish form of MARY.
MAITE (1)fSpanish
Contraction of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAITE (2)fBasque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
Means "garland of flowers" in Thai.
MALAKf & mArabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
Hawaiian form of MARIA.
Means "calm" in Hawaiian.
MALINfSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENE.
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
MALLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
Welsh form of MAUD.
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
Diminutive of AMANDA.
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANJUfIndian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANONfFrench, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
Russian diminutive of MARIA.
Means "deer" in Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer.
MARAMf & mArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
Diminutive of MARCIA.
Diminutive of MARCIA.
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARENfDanish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
Estonian form of MARGARET.
Russian form of MARTHA.
Diminutive of MARGARET.
Variant of MARGOT.
MÁRIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
MARÍAf & mSpanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIAf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIEf & mFrench, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.... [more]
MARISfEnglish (Rare)
Means "of the sea", taken from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea".
MARITfSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
MARJAfFinnish, Sorbian, Dutch
Finnish and Sorbian form of MARIA, as well as a Dutch variant. It also means "berry" in Finnish.
Diminutive of MARJORIE.
MARJO (1)fFinnish, Dutch
Finnish and Dutch form of MARIA.
MARJO (2)fDutch
Combination of MARIA with JOHANNA or JOSEPHINE.
Shortened form of MARLENE.
Danish short form of MARINA.
Variant of MARNIE.
Hungarian form of MARTHA.
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
Norwegian variant of MARTHA.
Feminine form of MARVIN.
From the Arabic name of a fragrant plant. Al-Marwa is one of the names of a sacred hill near Mecca.
Russian variant form of MARIA.
Russian diminutive of MARIYA.
Croatian feminine form of MATEO.
MATTY (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
Variant of MAUD.
MAURA (2)fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It has also been associated with Gaelic mór meaning "great". This was the name of an obscure 5th-century Irish or Scottish martyr.
From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French. It was first used as a given name by the British author Marie Corelli, who used it for a character in her novel 'The Sorrows of Satan' (1895).
MAWARfIndonesian, Malay
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MBALIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "flower" in Zulu.
MEADEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).
Variant of MAEVE.
MEDEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized), Georgian
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
MEENAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MEGANfWelsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEIKEfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Feminine form of MEIR.
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
MELEK (2)fTurkish
Means "angel" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin.
MELIAfGreek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
Turkish form of MELISSA.
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
MERAB (1)fBiblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This is the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MEROBfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRY (1)fEnglish
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrge. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1844), where it is a diminutive of MERCY.
Turkish form of MARWA.
From the name of a Finnish village (now a part of the municipality of Hattula).
Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
METTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MICHA (2)m & fGerman, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHI (1)m & fJapanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)m & fGerman
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MILDAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILEYfEnglish (Modern)
In the case of actress and singer Miley Cyrus (1992-), it is a shortened form of the nickname Smiley, given to her by her father because she often smiled. Although it was not at all common before she brought it to public attention, there are some examples of its use before her time, most likely as a diminutive of MILES.
MILKA (1)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKA (2)fBiblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MILLAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLYfSwedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
Diminutive of MELINDA.
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKEm & fFrisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MIN-SUm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
Short form of ARAMINTA.
Basque form of MARIA.
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRNAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIRTAfSpanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
Variant of MYRTHE.
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
Variant of MISTY.
From the English word misty, ultimately derived from Old English. The jazz song 'Misty' (1954) by Erroll Garner may have helped popularize the name.
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
MITRA (1)m & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITRA (2)fPersian
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.
German diminutive of MARIA.
MNEMEfGreek Mythology
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.
MOANAf & mMaori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOEMAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Means "lies" in Tupí. This name appears in the poem 'Caramuru' (1781) by the Brazilian poet Santa Rita Durão.
MOIRAfIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοιρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοιραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
MOJCAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MOLLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT.
MONETf & mVarious
From a French surname which was derived from either HAMON or EDMOND. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Modern Latvian name, possibly from Latin mons "mountain".
Diminutive of MÓR.
MORANf & mHebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORNAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MOTYAm & fRussian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
Variant transcription of MUNA.
Turkish form of MOZHDEH.
MUKTAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "liberated, set free" in Sanskrit.
MUMBIfEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "she who shapes" in Kikuyu. In Kikuyu mythology Mumbi was the wife of Gikuyu and the mother of his nine daughters.
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
Greek form of MYRTLE.
Variant of MAISIE.
MYUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of MYEONG.
NADIA (1)fFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NADJAfGerman, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
Means "desire" in Basque.
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
Feminine form of NAIL. This was the name of the wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims. She tried in vain to prevent a mob from murdering her husband, and had several fingers cut off in the process.
Turkish form of NAILA.
Feminine form of NA'IM.
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
NAIRAfNative American, Aymara
Means "eye" in Aymara.
Feminine form of NAJM.
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
Short form of NANCY.
Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANN. It is now usually regarded as an independent name. During the 20th century it became very popular in the United States. A city in the Lorraine region of France bears this name, though it derives from a different source.
NANNA (1)fDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.
NAOMI (1)fEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
NAOMI (2)f & mJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (mi) meaning "beautiful" (usually feminine) or (mi) meaning "self" (usually masculine). Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
Diminutive of NATELA.
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
Means "delicate, beautiful" in Arabic.
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
NDIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEASAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.
NEELAfTamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
Means "river" in Turkish.
NEITHfEgyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nit, possibly meaning "water". This was the name of an early Egyptian goddess of weaving, hunting and war. Her character may have some correspondences with the goddesses Tanith, Anat or Athena.
Possibly an elaboration of NELL using the popular name suffix da.
Short form of ANTONELLA.
Variant of NELL.
Diminutive of NELL.
Croatian form of NANCY.
Variant of NERE.
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
NESİMm & fTurkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESKEfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
NESSA (1)fEnglish
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.
NESSA (2)fHebrew (Rare)
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NESSA (3)fIrish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NETTA (1)fEnglish
Short form of names ending in netta.
NETTA (2)fHebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
Turkish form of NAWRA.
Maori name which is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree. This name was borne by New Zealand crime writer Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).
NGOZIf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NHUNGf & mVietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIAMHfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.
NICKYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICOL (2)fDutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NICTEfNative American, Mayan
Means "flower" in Mayan.
Variant of NYDIA.
Short form of ANNIINA.
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKOLfCzech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NILAMf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NIMATf & mArabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
Turkish form of NIMAT.
NIMUEfArthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
NIOBEfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITYAf & mIndian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NIVESfItalian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJERIfEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "travelling one" in Kikuyu. Njeri (or Wanjeri) is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
NNEKAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOÉMIfHungarian, French
Hungarian and French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIfItalian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOGAHm & fBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
Russian form of NONA (2).
Finnish form of NORA.
NORAHfIrish, English
Variant of NORA.
NORMAfEnglish, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera 'Norma' (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of NORMAN.
Short form of FIONNUALA.
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
Means "bright moon" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Turkic ay meaning "moon".
NÚRIAfCatalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURULm & fArabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYDIAfEnglish (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
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