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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is S.
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SOLVEIGfNorwegian, Swedish
From an Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
SOLVEIGAfLatvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of SOLVEIG.
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
Persian form of SUMAYYA.
SOMMERfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SUMMER, coinciding with the German word for summer.
SOŇAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
SONA (1)fIndian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONA (2)fTurkmen
Turkmen form of SUNA.
SONALfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAMf & mTibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
Variant of SAUNDRA. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character in Theodore Dreiser's novel 'An American Tragedy' (1925) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1931).
From Turkish son meaning "last, final" and gül meaning "rose".
SONJEfGerman (Rare)
German variant of SONJA.
SONYAfRussian, English
Russian diminutive of SOPHIA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1869, English translation 1886).
SOO-JINf & mKorean
Variant transcription of SU-JIN.
SOPHEAf & mKhmer
Means "wisdom" in Khmer.
SOPHEAPf & mKhmer
Means "gentle, proper" in Khmer.
SOPHIAfEnglish, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
SOPHRONIAfLiterature, Late Greek
Feminine form of SOPHRONIUS. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.
SOPHYfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of SOPHIE or a diminutive of SOPHIA.
Georgian form of SOPHIA.
SORAf & mJapanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) which both mean "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
SORAYAfPersian, Spanish, French
Persian form of THURAYYA. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya, wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
SORCHAfIrish, Scottish
Means "radiant" in Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of Sarah.
Feminine form of SORIN.
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
SORRELfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
SOSTRATEfAncient Greek
Means "safe army" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
SOTHYm & fKhmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
Means "golden, dream" in Khmer.
SPARROWm & fEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
Diminutive of ELIZABETA.
SPIRITfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word spirit, ultimately from Latin spiritus "breath", a derivative of spirare "to blow".
From Croatian spomenak meaning "forget-me-not flower".
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English springan "to leap, to burst forth".
Means "witty" in Esperanto.
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
SREEm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SRI.
SRIm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRINIVASfIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SSANYUfEastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
STACEEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACEYf & mEnglish
Variant of STACY.
Feminine variant of STACY.
Short form of ANASTASIA or EUSTACIA.
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACYf & mEnglish
Either a diminutive of ANASTASIA, or else from a surname which was derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
STANAfCzech, Serbian, Croatian
Short form of STANISLAVA or other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
Feminine form of STANISŁAW.
STANKAfSlovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
From the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.
Elaborated form of STAR.
Variant of STAR.
STAVf & mHebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
Feminine form of STAVROS.
Short form of ŠTEFANIJA.
Dutch feminine form of STEPHEN.
Slovak feminine form of STEPHEN.
Romanian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Hungarian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIAfItalian, Polish
Italian and Polish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFANIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Macedonian feminine form of STEPHEN.
Diminutive of STEFANIA.
Diminutive of STEPHANIE.
Croatian diminutive of ŠTEFANIJA.
Romanian form of STELLA (1), derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).
Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
Romanian feminine form of STYLIANOS.
STELLA (1)fEnglish, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
STELLA (2)fGreek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
Czech feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHf & mEnglish
Short form of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE.
Latinate feminine form of STEPHEN.
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANIEfEnglish, German
Feminine form of STEPHEN.
Means "star" in Cornish.
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
STEVIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
STIENfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of CHRISTINE or JUSTINE.
Finnish short form of CHRISTINA.
STINAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.
STINEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of CHRISTINE and other names ending in stine.
Croatian feminine form of STOYAN.
STONEm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
STORMm & fEnglish (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
STOŠIJAfCroatian (Rare)
Form of ANASTAZIJA, used in particular to refer to the saint.
Feminine form of STOYAN.
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
SU (1)fTurkish
Means "water" in Turkish.
SU (2)f & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SU-BINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUBIRAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
SUDARSHANAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of SUDARSHAN.
Short form of SUSANNA.
Contraction of SUSAN and ELLEN (1). Margaret Mitchell used this name in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), where it belongs to Scarlett's sister.
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
Feminine form of SUHAIL.
Turkish feminine form of SUHAIL.
SU-JINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUKHDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Means "fragrance, pleasant smell" in Thai, ultimately of Pali origin.
Diminutive of SUSANNA.
From Sino-Korean (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
Turkish form of SHUKRIYYA.
SULABHAfIndian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
Means "flame" in Turkish.
SULTANm & fArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANAfArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SUMANm & fBengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUMATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
Turkish form of SUMAYYA.
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
From the Turkish word for a type of duck, the shelduck (genus Tadorna).
SUNANm & fThai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".
Diminutive of SUNČANA.
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day".
SUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG.
SUNG-HYUNm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-HYEON.
SUNG-MINm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-MIN.
SUNITAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
SUNITHAfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SUNITIfIndian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
SUNNYf & mEnglish
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
Yiddish form of SARAH.
SURINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
English variant of SUSANNA. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
SUSANAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUSANNfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of SUSANNE.
SUSANNAfItalian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SUSANNEfGerman, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSHEELAfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SUSHILA.
SUSHILAf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Means "summer" in Finnish.
Short form of SUSAN.
SUZAN (2)fTurkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
SUZUMEfJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which are pronounced the same way.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
German feminine form of SVEN.
Short form of SVETLANA.
Czech form of SVETLANA.
SVETLANAfRussian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem 'Svetlana' (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi.
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVJETLANAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of SVETLANA.
SWANAHILDAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
SWANHILDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
SWAPNAfIndian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWARANm & fPunjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNAm & fIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHIfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
Variant of SIBYL. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
SYBILLAfPolish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of SIBYLLA.
SYBILLEfGerman, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SYDNEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVIfNorwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIAfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
French form of SILVIA.
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMPHONYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
Short form of SYNNØVE.
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
Norwegian variant of SUNNIVA.
SYNTYCHEfBiblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
Hungarian form of SABINA.
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
Hungarian form of SONYA.
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