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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is O.
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OANA   f   Romanian
Romanian short form of IOANA.
OANEZ   f   Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
OBDULIA   f   Spanish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.
OCEAN   m & f   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word ocean for a large body of water. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ωκεανος (Okeanos), the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.
OCÉANE   f   French
Derived from French océan meaning "ocean".
OCTÁVIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OCTAVIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of OCTAVIUS. Octavia was the wife of Mark Antony and the sister of Roman emperor Augustus. In 19th-century England it was sometimes given to the eighth-born child.
ODA   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODALIS   f & m   Spanish
Spanish form of ODILIA.
ODALYS   f   Spanish
Variant of ODALIS.
ODARKA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
ODELIA   f   English
Form of ODILIA.
ODELL   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dying.
ODESSA   f   Various
From the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea. This name can also be used as a feminine form of ODYSSEUS.
ODETA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
ODETTA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of ODETTE.
ODETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ODA or ODILIA. This is the name of a princess who has been transformed into a swan in the ballet 'Swan Lake' (1877) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
ODHARNAIT   f   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix.
ODILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODILIA.
ODILE   f   French
French form of ODILIA.
ODILIA   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.
ODILIE   f   German (Archaic)
Variant of ODILIA.
ODTSETSEG   f   Mongolian
Means "star flower" in Mongolian.
OENONE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Οινωνε (Oinone), derived from οινος (oinos) meaning "wine". In Greek mythology Oenone was a mountain nymph who was married to Paris before he went after Helen.
OFÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
OFELIA   f   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of OPHELIA.
OFIR   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFRA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OGECHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of OGECHUKWUKAMA.
OGECHUKWUKAMA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
OGHENEKARO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENERO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OGNENA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of OGNYAN.
OGNYANA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of OGNYAN.
OIGHRIG   f   Scottish
Means "new speckled one" in Scottish Gaelic.
OIHANA   f   Basque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of OLGA.
OINONE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of OENONE.
OKSANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of XENIA.
OLA (2)   f   Polish
Polish short form of ALEKSANDRA.
OLALLA   f   Spanish
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.
OLAMIDE   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
OLAYINKA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth surrounds me" in Yoruba.
OLEKSANDRA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDRA.
OLENA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
OĽGA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of OLGA.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLGICA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLHA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of OLGA.
OLIVA   f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLIVE   f   English
From the English word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva.
OLIVERA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of OLIVER.
OLIVETTE   f   Literature
Feminine form of OLIVER. This was the name of the title character in the French opera 'Les noces d'Olivette' (1879) by Edmond Audran.
OLÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLIVIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of OLIVIA.
OLJA   f   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLUBUNMI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "gift of God" in Yoruba.
OLUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OLWEN   f   Welsh
Means "white footprint" from Welsh ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". In Welsh legend Olwen was a beautiful maiden, the lover of Culhwch and the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Her father insisted that Culhwch complete several seemingly impossible tasks before he would allow them to marry, and Culhwch was successful with all of them.
OLWIN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLWYN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of OLGA.
OLYMPE   f   French
French form of OLYMPIAS.
OLYMPIA   f   Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
OLYMPIAS   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of OLYMPOS. This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint.
OLYVIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of OLIVIA.
OMEGA   m & f   Various
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
OMID   m & f   Persian
Means "hope" in Persian.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMOLARA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child is family" in Yoruba.
ONA (1)   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANNA.
ONA (2)   f   Catalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
ONDINA   f   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of UNDINE.
ONEIDA   f   English
From the name of a Native American tribe, perhaps meaning "standing rock".
ONI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Possibly means "born in sacred abode" in Yoruba.
ONÓRA   f   Irish
Irish form of HONORA.
ONYEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of ONYEKACHI.
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OONA   f   Irish, Finnish
Irish variant and Finnish form of ÚNA.
OONAGH   f   Irish
Variant of ÚNA.
OPAL   f   English
From the English word opal for the iridescent gemstone, the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit उपल (upala) meaning "jewel".
OPALINE   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of OPAL.
OPEYEMI   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
OPHELIA   f   English, Literature
Derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning "help". This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem 'Arcadia'. It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play 'Hamlet' (1600), in which it belongs to Hamlet's lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself. In spite of this, the name has been used since the 19th century.
OPHÉLIE   f   French
French form of OPHELIA.
OPRAH   f   Various
In the case of television personality Oprah Winfrey, it was a childhood mispronunciation of her real name ORPAH that became permanent.
OR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORA (1)   f & m   English
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
ORA (2)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORABELA   f   Esperanto
Means "golden-beautiful" in Esperanto.
ORAH   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORA (2).
ORALEE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORALIE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ÓRFHLAITH   f   Irish
Means "golden princess" from Irish ór "gold" combined with flaith "princess". This was the name of a sister of the Irish king Brian Boru.
ORI   m & f   Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
ORIA   f   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Aurea which was derived from Latin aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
ORIANA   f   Italian
Possibly derived from Latin aurum "gold" or from its derivatives, Spanish oro or French or. In medieval legend Oriana was the daughter of a king of England who married the knight Amadis.
ORIANE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORIANNE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORINDA   f   English (Rare)
Probably an elaboration of Spanish oro "gold". This was the pseudonym of the English poet Katherine Philips (1631-1664).
ORINTHIA   f   Literature
Possibly related to Greek ορινω (orino) meaning "to excite, to agitate". George Bernard Shaw used this name in his play 'The Apple Cart' (1929).
ORIT   f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORLA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH.
ORLAGH   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH.
ÓRLAITH   f   Irish
Variant of ÓRFHLAITH.
ORLANDA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORLANDO.
ORLI   f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
ORLY   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORLI.
ORNA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNA (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
ORNAT   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNELLA   f   Italian
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".
'ORPAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
ORPAH   f   Biblical
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
ORPHA   f   Biblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ORSINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORSINO.
ORSOLA   f   Italian
Italian form of URSULA.
ORSOLYA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URSULA.
ORTRUN   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and run "secret".
ORVOKKI   f   Finnish
Means "pansy flower" in Finnish.
OSANE   f   Basque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
OSANNA   f   Italian (Rare)
Italian form of HOSANNA. This was the name of a 15th-century Italian saint and mystic.
OSANNE   f   French (Rare)
French form of OSANNA.
OTÁVIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OTGONBAYAR   m & f   Mongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
OTTAVIA   f   Italian
Italian form of OCTAVIA.
OTTILIA   f   Swedish
Swedish form of ODILIA.
OTTILIE   f   German
German form of ODILIA.
OTTOLINE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of OTTILIE. A famous bearer was the British socialite Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938).
OTYLIA   f   Polish
Polish form of ODILIA.
OUIDA   f   Various
Used by the English author Ouida (1839-1908), born Marie Louise Ramé to a French father. Ouida was a pseudonym that arose from her own childhood pronunciation of her middle name LOUISE.
OURANIA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ουρανιος (ouranios) meaning "heavenly". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of astronomy and astrology, one of the nine Muses.
OWENA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
OXANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
ØYDIS   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
OYIBO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
OYUNCHIMEG   f   Mongolian
Means "wisdom ornament" in Mongolian.
ÖZGE   f   Turkish
Means "other, different" in Turkish.
ÖZGÜR   m & f   Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
ÖZLEM   f   Turkish
Means "yearning" in Turkish.
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