Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the relationship is newer form.
There are 317 names matching your criteria.

ACHINOAM   f   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
ADITI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
AFRODITI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AGAPE   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love"... [more]
AGLAIA   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites)... [more]
AIDA   f   Arabic, Literature
Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
AIKATERINE   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient and modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
AIMÉE   f   French
French form of AMY.
AINO   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "the only one" in Finnish. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a girl who drowns herself when she finds out she must marry the old man Väinämöinen.
ALDITH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALEXANDRA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, English, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Russian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra... [more]
ALEXIS   m & f   German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help"... [more]
ALICE   f   English, French, Portuguese, Italian
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE)... [more]
ALIX   f   French
Medieval French variant of ALICE.
AMORDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AMERETAT.
AMURDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of AMERETAT.
ANAHIT   f   Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Armenian form of ANAHITA.
ANANTA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
ANASTASIA   f   Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian... [more]
ANGHARAD   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.
ANNA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna... [more]
AOIFE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn... [more]
ARIANRHOD   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly means "silver wheel" or "round wheel" in Welsh. In Welsh myth Arianrhod was the mother of the brothers Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes... [more]
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour... [more]
ARTEMIS   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) "a butcher"... [more]
ARUNDHATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ATALIA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
ATHANASIA   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHINA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of ATHENA.
AVIA   f   Hebrew
Variant of AVIYA.
AVIGAIL   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVISHAG   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
AVIYA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
BALA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BATSHEVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BATHSHEBA.
BEATRIX   f   German, Hungarian, Dutch, English (Rare), Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant "voyager, traveller". It was a common name amongst early Christians, and the spelling was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed"... [more]
BÉBHINN   f   Irish
Modern spelling of BÉBINN.
BÉBINN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fair lady" in Irish Gaelic. This name was borne by several characters in Irish mythology, including a goddess of childbirth.
BÉIBHINN   f   Irish
Modern form of BÉBINN.
BERNICE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERTHA   f   German, English, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous". It was borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century, and it was popularized in England by the Normans... [more]
BETHANY   f   English, Biblical
From the name of a biblical town, possibly derived from Hebrew בֵּית־תְּאֵנָה (beit-te'enah) meaning "house of figs"... [more]
BEULAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BIBIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.
BLÁTHNAT   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí... [more]
BLODEUWEDD   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes... [more]
BORGHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle"... [more]
BRANWEN   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch.
BRIGHID   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Irish form of BRIDGET.
BRYNHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Norwegian form of BRYNHILDR.
CHANDRA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) "to shine"... [more]
CHANNAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHAVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHLOE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "green shoot" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter. The name is also mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament... [more]
CHRYSANTHI   f   Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CLÍODHNA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "shapely" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a beautiful goddess. She fell in love with a mortal named Ciabhan and left the Land of Promise with him, but when she arrived on the other shore she was swept to sea by a great wave.
DAMAYANTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "subduing" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a beautiful princess, the wife of Nala.
DEBORAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites... [more]
DEIRDRE   f   English, Irish, Irish Mythology
From the older Gaelic form Derdriu, meaning unknown, possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "woman". This was the name of a tragic character in Irish legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobhar, the king of Ulster, forced her to be his bride and killed her lover Naoise... [more]
DELILAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power... [more]
DESPOINA   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "mistress, lady" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a daughter of Demeter and Poseidon.
DEVI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DEVORAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLAH   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DIMITRA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of DEMETER (1).
DINAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament... [more]
DOIREANN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "sullen, tempestuous" in Irish. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhail.
DORIS   f   English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman"... [more]
DRAUPADI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "daughter of DRUPADA" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the daughter of king Drupada... [more]
DRUSILLA   f   Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name DRUSUS. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
DURGA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva.
EADAN   f   Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
ÉADAOIN   f   Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
EBBA (2)   f   English
From the Old English name Æbbe, meaning unknown, perhaps a contracted form of a longer name. Saint Ebba was a 7th-century daughter of king Æthelfrith of Bernicia and the founder of monasteries in Scotland... [more]
EDITH   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war"... [more]
EFIMIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHEMIA.
EFRAT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
EFROSYNI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
EFTHALIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
EFTHYMIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIA.
EFTYCHIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTYCHIA.
ÉIMHEAR   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of EMER.
EIRENE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of IRENE.
ELENE   f   Greek, Georgian
Modern Greek and Georgian form of HELEN.
ELFLEDA   f   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of the Old English name Æðelflæd which means "noble beauty" from the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty"... [more]
ELFREDA   f   English
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength"... [more]
ELISAVET   f   Greek
Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELISHEVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ÉLOÏSE   f   French
French form of ELOISE.
ELPIDA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
EMER   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Gaelic eimh "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
ENID   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She is the wife of Geraint in Welsh legend and Arthurian romance.
ESTHER   f   English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR... [more]
ETHELDRED   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELDREDA   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELINDA   f   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of the Old English name Æðelind, derived from the elements æðel "noble" and lindi "snake"... [more]
EUNIKE   f   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUNICE.
EVDOKIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EVGENIA   f   Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVGENIYA and Bulgarian EVGENIYA.
EVRIDIKI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
FEIDLIMID   m & f   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
FINNGUALA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of FIONNUALA.
FIONNUALA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Irish fionn "white, fair" and guala "shoulder". In Irish legend Fionnuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.
FOTINI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
FREYA   f   Norse Mythology, English (British, Modern)
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... [more]
FRIDESWIDE   f   History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong"... [more]
GAURI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GIANNA   f   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GLADYS   f   Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA... [more]
GRÁINNE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
GUDRUN   f   Norse 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"... [more]
HADASSAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGIT   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HARIS (2)   m & f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HEIDRUN   f   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret"... [more]
HELENE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HERODIAS   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient 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... [more]
HILDA   f   English, 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... [more]
HILDRED   f & m   English
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
IDUN   f   Norse Mythology
Modern Scandinavian form of IÐUNN.
IGRAINE   f   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, from Igerna, the Latinized form of Welsh Eigyr. In Arthurian legend she is the mother of King Arthur by Uther Pendragon and the mother of Morgan le Fay by Gorlois... [more]
INDIRA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu... [more]
INDRANI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.
IOANNA   f   Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IRO   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
ISABÈL   f   Occitan
Occitan form of ISABEL.
ISABELLE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of ISABEL.
ISEULT   f   Arthurian Romance
Medieval variant of ISOLDE.
ISOLDE   f   English (Rare), German, Arthurian Romance
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle"... [more]
IÐUNN   f   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
IUNIA   f   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUNIA.
JAYA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts).
JAYANTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JEANNE   f   French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEMIMA   f   Biblical, English
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament. As an English name, Jemima first became common during the Puritan era.
JOHANNE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JUDITH   f   English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region in Israel... [more]
JUTTA   f   German
Probably a medieval Low German form of JUDITH. It might also derive from a Germanic name such as JUDDA.
KALI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the black one" in Sanskrit. The Hindu goddess Kali is the fierce destructive form of the wife of Shiva. She is usually depicted with black skin and four arms, holding a severed head and brandishing a sword.
KALLISTO   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλος (kalos) "beautiful"... [more]
KALYANI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Feminine form of KALYAN. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades. It is also another name of the Hindu goddesses Durga and Parvati.
KAMALA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल... [more]
KANTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
KHORDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of HAURVATAT. This is the name of the third month in the Iranian calendar.
KHURSHID   m & f   Persian, Pakistani, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KINBOROUGH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
KORALIA   f   Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι)... [more]
KORINA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KRIEMHILD   f   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle"... [more]
KUMARI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
KUNTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "spear" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the mother of the Pandavas.
KYLLIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Possibly derived from an old Finnish word meaning "woman". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
LAKSHMI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LALITA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ललिता and the masculine form ललित... [more]
LAOISE   f   Irish
Possibly a newer form of LUIGSECH. It is also used as an Irish form of Louise.
LEAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary"... [more]
LIGEIA   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling"... [more]
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LOIS (1)   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better"... [more]
LUÍSEACH   f   Irish
Modern form of LUIGSECH.
LUITGARD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Leutgard which was derived from the elements leud "people" and gard "enclosure"... [more]
LUNED   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.
LYDIA   f   English, German, Finnish, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul... [more]
MARTHA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master"... [more]
MAYA (1)   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MÉABH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MEADHBH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MÉLISANDE   f   French
French form of MILLICENT used by Maurice Maeterlinck in his play 'Pelléas et Mélisande' (1893). The play was later adapted by Claude Debussy into an opera (1902).
MELISSA   f   English, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516)... [more]
MELPOMENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MERAV   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MICHAL (2)   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else... [more]
MILBURGA   f   History
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress"... [more]
MILDRED   f   English
From the Old English name Mildþryð meaning "gentle strength", derived from the elements milde "gentle" and þryð "strength"... [more]
MINA (2)   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Usha as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MIRIAM   f   Hebrew, English, German, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron... [more]
MITRA (1)   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
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.
MOHANA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MOHINI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MORDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AMORDAD. This is the name of the fifth month in the Iranian calendar.
MORGAINE   f   Arthurian Romance
Variant of MORGAN (2), from a French form.
MORGAN (2)   f   Arthurian Romance
Modern form of Morgen, which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, who was unnamed in earlier stories... [more]
MORGEN   f   Arthurian Romance
Earlier form of MORGAN (2).
MORIAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly means "seen by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a place name in the Old Testament, both the land where Abraham is to sacrifice Isaac and the mountain upon which Solomon builds the temple... [more]
MORRIGAN   f   Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish Mór Ríoghain meaning "great queen". In Irish myth she was a goddess of war and death who often took the form of a crow.
MUIRENN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Either derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white", or else a variant of MUIRNE.
MUIRGEN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "born of the sea" in Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a woman (originally named Líban) who was transformed into a mermaid. After 300 years she was brought to shore, baptized, and transformed back into a woman.
MUIRGHEAL   f   Irish
Modern form of MUIRGEL.
MUIRÍN   f   Irish
Modern form of MUIRGEN.
NAAMAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon... [more]
NAHID   f   Persian
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
NAOMI (1)   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omiy) meaning "pleasantness"... [more]
NEASA   f   Irish, 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.
NEFELI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEPHELE.
NESSA (3)   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NIAMH   f   Irish, 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.
NIKE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "victory" in Greek. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
NINO (2)   f   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized), Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the masculine name NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
NOA (1)   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, 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.
ODA   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
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.
OLYMPIA   f   Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
ORPHA   f   Biblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
PADMA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form पद्म and the feminine form पद्मा... [more]
PADMAVATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "possessing lotuses", derived from the Sanskrit word पद्म (padma) "lotus" combined with वती (vati) "possessing"... [more]
PARASKEVI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PARASKEVE.
PARVATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "daughter of the mountains" in Sanskrit. Parvati is a Hindu goddess, a wife of Shiva and the mother of Ganesha.
PELAGIA   f   Ancient Greek, Greek, Polish
Feminine form of PELAGIUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a young 4th-century martyr who threw herself from a rooftop in Antioch rather than lose her virginity.
PERSEFONI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PERSEPHONE.
PHEBE   f   English, Biblical
Variant of PHOEBE used in some translations of the New Testament.
PHOEBE   f   English, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβη (Phoibe), which meant "bright, pure" from Greek φοιβος (phoibos)... [more]
POCAHONTAS   f   History, Native American, Algonquin
Means "she is playful" in Algonquin. This was the name of a young Algonquin woman, daughter of a powerful chief, who married a white colonist.
POLYXENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
PRISCA   f   Biblical, Dutch, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
PRISCILLA   f   English, French, Italian, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while... [more]
PRITHA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the palm of the hand" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the legendary Hindu figure Kunti.
PRIYA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beloved" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a daughter of King Daksha.
RACHEL   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe"... [more]
RADHA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RAJANI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama.
REBEKAH   f   Biblical, English
Form of REBECCA used in some versions of the Bible.
REVA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
RHIANNON   f   Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from the old Celtic name Rigantona meaning "great queen". It is speculated that this was the name of an otherwise unattested Celtic goddess of fertility and the moon... [more]
RHODA   f   Biblical, English
Derived from Greek ‘ροδον (rhodon) meaning "rose"... [more]
RIVKA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of REBECCA.
ROSE   f   English, French
Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type"... [more]
ROSHANAK   f   Persian, Ancient Persian
Original Persian form of ROXANA.
ROYSE   f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
RUKMINI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of a princess who became the wife of Krishna.
RUTH (1)   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend"... [more]
SADB   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "sweet, goodly" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish mythology Sadb was the mother of Oisín.
SADHBH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of SADB.
SALOME   f   English, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name which was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace"... [more]
SANDHYA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SARAH   f   English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people... [more]
SARASWATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस (saras) "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) "possessing"... [more]
SATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "truthful" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga, wife of Shiva.
SAULE   f   Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Latvian form of SAULĖ.
SAULĖ   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAVITRI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha... [more]
SELENE   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SHAILAJA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) "mountain" and (ja) "born"... [more]
SHAKTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva.
SHANTA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "pacified, calm" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' this is the name of a daughter of King Dasharatha.
SHIFRA   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIVALI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHOSHANNAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHRI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "diffusing light, radiance, beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
SHULAMMIT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITE   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace"... [more]
SHYAMA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue"... [more]
SIBYLLA   f   Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SITA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the 'Rigveda'. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'... [more]
SOPHIA   f   English, 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... [more]
SUMATI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) "good" and मति (mati) "mind, thought"... [more]
SUNITA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "well conducted, polite", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) "good" combined with नीत (nita) "conducted"... [more]
SUSHILA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) "good" combined with शील (shila) "conduct"... [more]
SVANHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SYNTYCHE   f   Biblical, 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.
TABITHA   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36)... [more]
TAMAR   f   Hebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David... [more]
TANITH   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "serpent lady". This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars.
TARA (2)   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her... [more]
THEKLA   f   German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory"... [more]
THEODORA   f   English, Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of THEODORE. This name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by several empresses including the influential wife of Justinian in the 6th century.
THEODOSIA   f   Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.
THEOFANIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of THEOPHANIA.
TIMOTHEA   f   Ancient Greek, Greek
Feminine form of TIMOTHY.
TIRTZAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOVIA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TRYPHOSA   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy"... [more]
TUULIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
TZILA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZIPPORAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVIA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
UMA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
USHA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
UTTARA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
VIDYA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.


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