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FLOORm & fDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLÓRAfHungarian
Hungarian form of FLORA.
FLORAfEnglish, German, Italian, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
FLOREfFrench
French form of FLORA.
FLORENCEf & mEnglish, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
FLORENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORIANAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Italian feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORIANEfFrench
French feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORINEfFrench
French feminine form of FLORINUS.
FRANCESCAfItalian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCINEfFrench, English
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
FRANCISm & fEnglish, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
FRANCISCAfSpanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANČIŠKAfSlovene
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISKAfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISZKAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANÇOISEfFrench
Feminine form of FRANÇOIS.
FRANKA (2)fCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCA.
FRAÑSEZAfBreton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠKAfCzech
Czech feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCAfSardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKAfBasque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANZISKAfGerman
German feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FREJAfDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYA.
FREYAfNorse Mythology, English (British, Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she was one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
FREYJAfIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of FREYA.
FRIDAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRIGEfAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRÍÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRONAfEnglish
Diminutive of SOPHRONIA.
FROSINAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRØYAfNorwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
FULVIAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
GABIJAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
GABRIELLEfFrench, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
GAËLLEfFrench, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GAENORfWelsh
Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
GAIAfGreek Mythology, Italian
From the Greek word γαια (gaia), a parallel form of γη (ge) meaning "earth". In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
GAJA (1)fSlovene, Polish
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
GALENAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALINAfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GARGIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
GAURIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAYATHRIfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GAYATRIfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra) which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GEERTRUIDAfDutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GELTRUDEfItalian
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
GEMAfSpanish
Spanish form of GEMMA.
GEMMAfItalian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENEVIÈVEfFrench
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
GENEVIEVEfEnglish
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEFFAfItalian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOWEFAfPolish
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
GERD (2)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
GERHILDfGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERLINDEfGerman, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".
GERMAINEfFrench
French feminine form of GERMAIN. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
GERTRAUDfGerman
German form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚDfHungarian
Hungarian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚDAfSlovak
Slovak form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRŪDAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDAfPolish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDEfEnglish, Dutch
Means "spear of strength", derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and thrud "strength". Saint Gertrude the Great was a 13th-century nun and mystic writer. It was probably introduced to England by settlers from the Low Countries in the 15th century. Shakespeare used the name in his play 'Hamlet' (1600) for the mother of the title character. A famous bearer was the American writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).
GERTRUDESfPortuguese
Portuguese form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDISfSpanish
Latinized form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUIDAfDutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GESSICAfItalian
Italian variant of JESSICA.
GEZABELEfBiblical Italian
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
GHJULIAfCorsican
Corsican form of JULIA.
GHJUVANNAfCorsican
Corsican form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GILDAfItalian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".
GINEVRAfItalian
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
GIOCONDAfItalian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' is also known as 'La Gioconda' because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
GIOVANNAfItalian
Italian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of GIOVANNI.
GISELAfGerman, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of GISELLE.
GISÈLEfFrench
French variant of GISELLE.
GISELLAfItalian
Italian form of GISELLE.
GISELLEfFrench, English (Modern)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage, pledge". This name may have originally been a descriptive nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court. It was borne by a daughter of the French king Charles III who married the Norman leader Rollo in the 10th century. The name was popular in France during the Middle Ages (the more common French form is Gisèle). Though it became known in the English-speaking world due to Adolphe Adam's ballet 'Giselle' (1841), it was not regularly used until the 20th century.
GIUANNAfSardinian
Sardinian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GIUDITTAfItalian
Italian form of JUDITH.
GIULIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANAfItalian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIUSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIZELLAfHungarian
Hungarian form of GISELLE.
GLADYSfWelsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).
GLÁUCIAfPortuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLENDAfWelsh, English
A name created in the 20th century from the Welsh elements glân "pure, clean" and da "good".
GLORIAfEnglish, Spanish, Italian, German
Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.... [more]
GODELIEVEfDutch
Dutch (Flemish) form of GODELIVA.
GOLNARAfTatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOMERm & fBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GONCAfTurkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GORMLAITHfIrish, Scottish
Derived from Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler Brian Boru.
GOWRIfTamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
GRAZIANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRETAfGerman, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHENfGerman, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRÍMHILDRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
GRISELDAfEnglish, Scottish, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
GROfNorwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GRYfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GUDRUNfNorse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
GUIOMARf & mPortuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GÜLBAHARfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBAHARf & mUrdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜLİZARfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLZAR.
GULLfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GÜLNARfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARfKazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNARƏfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARAfKazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNAZfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZfKazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORAfUzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GÜLŞENfTurkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GULZARm & fUrdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUNfSwedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNBORGfSwedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjörg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and björg "help, save, rescue".
GUNDAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund which means "war".
GUNHILDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
GUNILLAfSwedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNfNorwegian
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNELfSwedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNVORfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
GUÐLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐRÍÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUÐRÍÐR.
GUÐRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GWENAËLLEfFrench, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
GWENDAfWelsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWYNETHfWelsh, English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of GWYNEDD or a form of Welsh gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It has been common in Wales since the 19th century.
GYDAfDanish
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
GYÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
GYTHAfEnglish (Archaic)
From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of GUÐRÍÐR. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
HACERfTurkish
Turkish form of HAGAR.
HADASSAHfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HADEWYCHfDutch
Dutch form of HEDWIG.
HADIİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HADI.
HAGARfBiblical, Biblical German, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.
HAGGITHfBiblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew, derived from the root חָגַג (chagag). In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's wives.
HAJARfArabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
HALE (1)fTurkish
Turkish form of HALA.
HALİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALİMEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HALIM.
HALINAfPolish
Polish form of GALINA.
HALLDÓRAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HALYNAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HAMİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMIDEfPersian
Persian feminine form of HAMID (1).
HANA (1)fArabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Croatian
Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of HANNAH.
HANİFEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
HANNAHfEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HARRIETfEnglish
English form of HENRIETTE, and thus a feminine form of HARRY. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. A famous bearer was Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the American author who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
HATİCEfTurkish
Turkish form of KHADIJA.
HAVVAfTurkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAWAfArabic
Arabic form of EVE.
HAYDÉEfSpanish, French (Rare)
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).
HEDIİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
HEDVIGfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian
Scandinavian and Hungarian form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIGAfSlovak
Slovak form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIKAfCzech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
HEDWIGfGerman
From the Germanic name Hadewig, derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and wig "war". This was the name of a 13th-century German saint, the wife of the Polish duke Henry the Bearded. It was subsequently borne by a 14th-century Polish queen (usually known by her Polish name Jadwiga) who is now also regarded as a saint.
HEIDIfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English
German diminutive of ADELHEID. This is the name of the title character in the children's novel 'Heidi' (1880) by Johanna Spyri. The name began to be used in the English-speaking world shortly after the 1937 release of the movie adaptation, which starred Shirley Temple.
HEIDRUNfNorse Mythology, German
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.
HEIKEf & mLow German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEILWIGfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEIÐRÚNfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HELEENfDutch
Dutch variant of HELEN.
HELENfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
English form of the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) "torch" or "corposant", or possibly related to σεληνη (selene) "moon". In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. The name was also borne by the 4th-century Saint Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, who supposedly found the True Cross during a trip to Jerusalem.... [more]
HELÉNAfHungarian
Hungarian form of HELEN.
HELĒNAfLatvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
HÉLÈNEfFrench
French form of HELEN.
HELENEfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HELKAfFinnish
Finnish form of HELGA.
HÉLOÏSEfFrench
French form of ELOISE.
HENAfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENDAfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HENRIETTAfEnglish, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch
Latinate form of HENRIETTE. It was introduced to England by Henriette Marie, the wife of the 17th-century English king Charles I. The name Henriette was also Anglicized as Harriet, a form which was initially more popular.
HENRIËTTEfDutch
Dutch variant of HENRIETTE.
HENRIETTEfFrench, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
French feminine diminutive of HENRY.
HENYEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HANNAH.
HEPHZIBAHfBiblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. She is a queen and the mother of Manasseh in the Old Testament.
HERMINEfGerman, French
Feminine form of HERMAN.
HERMÍNIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERODIASfBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
HERTHAfGerman
Form of NERTHUS. The spelling change from N to H resulted from a misreading of Tacitus's text.
HESTERfEnglish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of ESTHER. Like Esther, it has been used in England since the Protestant Reformation. Nathaniel Hawthorne used it for the heroine of his novel 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850), Hester Prynne.
HILARYf & mEnglish
Medieval English form of HILARIUS or HILARIA. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947-) became the first lady.
HILDAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HILDEfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian variant of HILDA.
HILDEGARDfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and gard "enclosure". Saint Hildegard was a 12th-century mystic from Bingen in Germany who was famous for her writings and poetry and also for her prophetic visions.
HILDRfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Old Norse cognate of HILDA. In Norse legend this was the name of a valkyrie.
HILDURfIcelandic, Norwegian
Icelandic form of HILDR.
HILLARYfEnglish
Variant of HILARY. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first man to climb Mount Everest.
HILLEVIfSwedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish form of HEILWIG.
HILTRUDfGerman
Means "strength in battle", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and thrud "strength".
HJÖRDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sword goddess", derived from Old Norse hjörr "sword" and dís "goddess".
HJÖRDISfSwedish
Modern Swedish form of HJÖRDÍS.
HJØRDISfDanish, Norwegian
Modern Danish and Norwegian form of HJÖRDÍS.
HLÍFfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of LIV (1).
HODEfYiddish
Yiddish form of HADASSAH.
HODIAHfBiblical
Means "majesty of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of a wife of Ezra in the Old Testament.
HONORAfIrish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORINEfFrench
French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS. Saint Honorina was a 4th-century martyr from the Normandy region in France.
HONOURfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word honour, which is of Latin origin. This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. It can also be viewed as a form of HONORIA or HONORATA, which are ultimately derived from the same source.
HORTENSIAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HRISTINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HUDESfYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDITH.
HUHANAfMaori
Maori form of SUSAN.
HULDA (1)fIcelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "sweet, lovable".
HULDAHfBiblical
Means "weasel, mole" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to a prophetess.
HUMAIRAfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of HUMAYRA.
HÜSNİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of HUSNI.
HYACINTHEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
IAELfBiblical Greek
Form of JAEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IAHELfBiblical Latin
Form of JAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IANTHAfVarious
Variant of IANTHE.
IDAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IDIDAfBiblical Latin
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IDONEAfEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
IDONYfEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of IDONEA.
IEDIDAfBiblical Greek
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEKIKAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of JESSICA.
IEVAfLithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian form of EVE. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian word for a type of cherry tree (species Prunus padus).
IGNACIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IIDAfFinnish
Finnish form of IDA.
IINESfFinnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
IIRISfFinnish
Finnish form of IRIS.
ILARIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of HILARIUS.
ILDAfItalian
Italian form of HILDA.
ILDIKÓfHungarian
Possibly a form of HILDA. This name was borne by the last wife of Attila the Hun.
ILEANAfRomanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
ILHAMm & fArabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
ILONAfHungarian, German, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Hungarian form of HELEN.
IMANm & fArabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic امن (amuna) meaning "to be faithful".
IMANIf & mEastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IME (2)m & fFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen meaning "whole, universal".
IMELDAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.
INAfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, Limburgish
Short form of names ending with ina.
INDIRAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. A notable bearer was India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
INDRANIfHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.
INÉSfSpanish
Spanish form of AGNES.
INÈSfFrench
French form of INÉS.
INÊSfPortuguese
Portuguese form of AGNES.
INESfItalian, Slovene, Croatian
Italian, Slovene and Croatian form of INÉS.
INESAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of INÉS.
INESEfLatvian
Latvian form of INÉS.
INEZfEnglish
English form of INÉS.
INGEf & mDanish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INGEBJØRGfNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish variant of INGEBORG.
INGEBORGfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingibjörg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
INGEGÄRDfSwedish
Swedish variant of INGEGERD.
INGEGERDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ingigerðr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with garðr meaning "enclosure".
INGIBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
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