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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.
SOLVEJfDanish
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
SØLVIfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOLVIGfSwedish
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
SOMAYEHfPersian
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.
SONDRAfEnglish
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).
SONGÜLfTurkish
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.
SOPIOfGeorgian
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.
SORINAfRomanian
Feminine form of SORIN.
SORNEfBasque
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.
SOTIRIAfGreek
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
SOVANNAfKhmer
Means "golden, dream" in Khmer.
SPARROWm & fEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
ŠPELAfSlovene
Diminutive of ELIZABETA.
SPIRITfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word spirit, ultimately from Latin spiritus "breath", a derivative of spirare "to blow".
SPOMENKAfCroatian
From Croatian spomenak meaning "forget-me-not flower".
SPRINGfEnglish
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English springan "to leap, to burst forth".
SPRITAfEsperanto
Means "witty" in Esperanto.
SPYRIDOULAfGreek
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.
STACIfEnglish
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACIAfEnglish
Short form of ANASTASIA or EUSTACIA.
STACIEfEnglish
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.
STAMATIAfGreek
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
STANAfCzech, Serbian, Croatian
Short form of STANISLAVA or other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
STANISŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of STANISŁAW.
STANKAfSlovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
STARfEnglish
From the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.
STARLAfEnglish
Elaborated form of STAR.
STARRfEnglish
Variant of STAR.
STAVf & mHebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
STAVROULAfGreek
Feminine form of STAVROS.
ŠTEFAfCroatian
Short form of ŠTEFANIJA.
STEFANAfDutch
Dutch feminine form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFÁNIAfSlovak
Slovak feminine form of STEPHEN.
ȘTEFANIAfRomanian
Romanian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFÁNIAfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIAfItalian, Polish
Italian and Polish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFANIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIJAfMacedonian
Macedonian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFCIAfPolish
Diminutive of STEFANIA.
STEFFIfGerman
Diminutive of STEPHANIE.
ŠTEFICAfCroatian
Croatian diminutive of ŠTEFANIJA.
STELAfRomanian
Romanian form of STELLA (1), derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).
STELARAfEsperanto
Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
STELIANAfRomanian
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).
ŠTĚPÁNKAfCzech
Czech feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHf & mEnglish
Short form of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE.
STEPHANIAfEnglish
Latinate feminine form of STEPHEN.
STÉPHANIEfFrench
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANIEfEnglish, German
Feminine form of STEPHEN.
STERENfCornish
Means "star" in Cornish.
STERREfDutch
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.
STIINAfFinnish
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.
STOJAfCroatian
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.
STOYANKAfBulgarian
Feminine form of STOYAN.
STYLIANIfGreek
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.
SUEfEnglish
Short form of SUSANNA.
SUELLENfEnglish
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.
SUHAfArabic
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
SUHAILAfArabic
Feminine form of SUHAIL.
SÜHEYLAfTurkish
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".
SUKHONfThai
Means "fragrance, pleasant smell" in Thai, ultimately of Pali origin.
SUKIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUK-JAfKorean
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.
ŞUKRİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of SHUKRIYYA.
SULABHAfIndian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
ŞULEfTurkish
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.
SUMAYYAfArabic
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
SÜMEYYEfTurkish
Turkish form of SUMAYYA.
SUMIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SUMMERfEnglish
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
SUNAfTurkish
From the Turkish word for a type of duck, the shelduck (genus Tadorna).
SUNANm & fThai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
SUNČANAfCroatian
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".
SUNČICAfCroatian
Diminutive of SUNČANA.
SUNDAYfEnglish
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".
SUNNGIFUfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
SUNNIVAfNorwegian
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".
SUNSHINEfEnglish
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
SUOMAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
SURAYAfArabic
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
SURAYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
SÜREYYAfTurkish
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
SURIfYiddish
Yiddish form of SARAH.
SURINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SUSANfEnglish
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.
SUSANITAfSpanish
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]
SUSANNAHfBiblical
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SUSANNEfGerman, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
SUSEfGerman
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.
SUSIfGerman
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUVIfFinnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
SUZfEnglish
Short form of SUSAN.
SUZAN (2)fTurkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
SUZEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
SUZETTEfFrench
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUZIfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUZIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUZUfJapanese
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.
SUZYfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SVAJONĖfLithuanian
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
SVANAfIcelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVATAVAfCzech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
SVEAfSwedish
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".
SVENJAfGerman
German feminine form of SVEN.
SVETAfRussian
Short form of SVETLANA.
SVĚTLANAfCzech
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.
SVEVAfItalian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi.
SVITLANAfUkrainian
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.
SYBILfEnglish
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.
SYEDAfUrdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
SYLVAINEfFrench
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.
SYLVIEfFrench
French form of SILVIA.
SYLWIAfPolish
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMPHONYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
SYNNEfNorwegian
Short form of SYNNØVE.
SYNNÖVEfSwedish
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
SYNNØVEfNorwegian
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.
SYUZANNAfRussian
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
SZABINAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SABINA.
SZANDRAfHungarian
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SZILVIAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
SZONJAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SONYA.
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