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IVETTE   f   Spanish
Spanish form of YVETTE.
IVONNE   f   Spanish, German, Dutch
Spanish, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IZAR   f   Basque
Means "star" in Basque.
IZARO   f   Basque
Meaning unknown, from the name of a small island off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay.
JACINTA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
JANA (1)   f   Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German, Slovene, Catalan
Feminine form of JAN (1).
JAVIERA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of XAVIER.
JENNIFER   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish
From a Cornish form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar (see GUINEVERE). This name has only been common outside of Cornwall since the beginning of the 20th century, after it was featured in George Bernard Shaw's play 'The Doctor's Dilemma' (1906).
JENNY   f   English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Spanish
Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
JESSICA   f   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).
JESUSA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of JESÚS.
JIMENA   f   Spanish
Variant of XIMENA.
JOANA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOAQUIMA   f   Catalan
Catalan feminine form of JOACHIM.
JOAQUINA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of JOACHIM.
JONE (1)   f   Basque
Basque feminine form of JON (1).
JOSEFA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Czech
Spanish, Portuguese and Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish
Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSUNE   f   Basque
Feminine form of JOSU.
JOVITA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the Roman name Iovita (masculine), which was derived from the name of the god JOVE. This was the name of an early saint and martyr, the brother of Faustinus.
JUANA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of JUAN (1). This name was borne by Juana the Mad, a 16th-century queen of Castile.
JUANITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of JUANA.
JUDIT   f   Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Hungarian, Spanish and Scandinavian form of JUDITH.
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. In the Old Testament Judith is one of the Hittite wives of Esau. This is also the name of the main character of the apocryphal Book of Judith. She killed Holofernes, an invading Assyrian commander, by beheading him in his sleep.... [more]
JÚLIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIANA   f   Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
KATALIN   f   Hungarian, Basque
Hungarian and Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATTALIN   f   Basque
Basque form of KATHERINE.
KISTIÑE   f   Basque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
LAIA   f   Catalan
Catalan diminutive of EULALIA.
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LAURA.
LEANDRA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LEANDER.
LEOCADIA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name perhaps derived from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white". Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LEONOR   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ELEANOR. It was brought to Spain in the 12th-century by Eleanor of England, who married king Alfonso VIII of Castile.
LETICIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LETITIA.
LÍA   f   Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LÍDIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan and Hungarian form of LYDIA.
LIDIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LLORA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of LAURA.
LLÚCIA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LOIDA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
LOLA   f   Spanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
LORE (2)   f   Basque
Means "flower" in Basque.
LOREA   f   Basque
Variant of LORE (2).
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORENZA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORETO   f & m   Italian, Spanish
From the name of a town in Italy, originally called Lauretum in Latin, meaning "laurel grove". Supposedly in the 13th century the house of the Virgin Mary was miraculously carried by angels from Nazareth to the town.
LOURDES   f   Spanish, Various
From the name of a French town. It became a popular center of pilgrimage after a young girl from the town had visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.
LUCÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
LUCILA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUISA   f   Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUISINA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUPE   f   Spanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of GUADALUPE.
LUZ   f   Spanish
Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light".
MACARENA   f   Spanish
From the name of a barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple which may have been named for a person Macarius (see MACARIO). The Virgin of Macarena, that is Mary, is widely venerated in Seville.
MACARIA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of MACARIO.
MAIA (3)   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MAIALEN   f   Basque
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
MAITE (1)   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAITE (2)   f   Basque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
MALENA   f   Swedish, Spanish, Czech
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA, and a Czech short form of MAHULENA.
MANOLA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of MANUEL.
MANU (2)   m & f   French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (or MANUELA in Germany).
MANUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Italian
Feminine form of MANUEL.
MANUELITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MARCELA   f   Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Czech
Feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCIUS. It was borne by a few very minor saints. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
MARGARIDA   f   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also a Portuguese and Galician word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARITA   f   Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARÍA   f & m   Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIA   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIANA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Czech, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANELA   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARIANITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MARIANA.
MARIBEL   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and ISABEL.
MARICELA   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CELIA.
MARICRUZ   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CRUZ.
MARIONA   f   Catalan
Catalan diminutive of MARIA.
MARISA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of MARIA and LUISA.
MARISELA   f   Spanish
Elaborated form of MARISA.
MARISOL   f   Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and SOL (1) or SOLEDAD. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
MARISTELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
From the title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea" in Latin. It can also be a combination of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARITA (1)   f   German, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish
Diminutive of MARIA.
MARITZA   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of MARIA used particularly in Latin America.
MARTINA   f   German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MARTIRIO   f   Spanish
Means "martyrdom" in Spanish.
MARTITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MARTA.
MATILDE   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
MAURA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MAURUS.
MÁXIMA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAYTE   f   Spanish
Variant of MAITE (1).
MELANIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MELISA   f   Spanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MERCÈ   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDES   f   Spanish
Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".
MERCHE   f   Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERITXELL   f   Catalan
From the name of a village in Andorra where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The name of the village may derive from Latin meridies meaning "midday".
MICAELA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIGUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MILAGROS   f   Spanish
Means "miracles" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, which means "Our Lady of Miracles".
MIREIA   f   Catalan, Spanish
Catalan form of Mirèio (see MIREILLE).
MIREN   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIREYA   f   Spanish
Variant of MIREIA.
MIRTA   f   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MODESTA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MODESTUS.
MÓNICA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of MONICA.
MÒNICA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MONICA.
MONSERRAT   f   Catalan
Variant of MONTSERRAT.
MONTSE   f   Catalan
Short form of MONTSERRAT.
MONTSERRAT   f   Catalan
From the name of a mountain near Barcelona, the site of a monastery founded in the 10th century. The mountain gets its name from Latin mons serratus meaning "jagged mountain".
NAGORE   f   Basque
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
NAHIA   f   Basque
Means "desire" in Basque.
NAIA   f   Basque
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
NAIARA   f   Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish city of Nájera, which is Arabic in origin. In the 12th century there was a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave.
NARCISA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Romanian
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NATALIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Georgian, Late Roman
Latinate form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NAYARA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAIARA.
NEKANE   f   Basque
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.
NÉLIDA   f   Literature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel 'Nélida' (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.
NERE   f   Basque
Means "mine" in Basque.
NEREA   f   Basque
Variant of NERE.
NEREIDA   f   Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρειδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NEUS   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of NIEVES.
NICOLASA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIDIA   f   Spanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIEVE   f   Spanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIEVES   f   Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
NIKOLE   f   Basque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
NILDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NOELA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOELIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
NOEMÍ   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOHEMI   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NÚRIA   f   Catalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NYDIA   f   English (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
OBDULIA   f   Spanish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.
OCTAVIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of OCTAVIUS. Octavia was the wife of Mark Antony and the sister of Roman emperor Augustus. In 19th-century England it was sometimes given to the eighth-born child.
ODALIS   f & m   Spanish
Spanish form of ODILIA.
ODALYS   f   Spanish
Variant of ODALIS.
OFELIA   f   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of OPHELIA.
OIHANA   f   Basque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OLALLA   f   Spanish
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
ONA (2)   f   Catalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
OSANE   f   Basque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
PACA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PACÍFICA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
PALMIRA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of PALMIRO.
PALOMA   f   Spanish
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
PAOLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAQUITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PASCUALA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
PASTORA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of PASTOR.
PATRICIA   f   English, Spanish, German, Late Roman
Feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK). In medieval England this spelling appears in Latin documents, but this form was probably not used as the actual name until the 18th century, in Scotland.
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAZ (1)   f   Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PEPITA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
PERLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLITA   f   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PERPETUA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred with another woman named Felicity.
PETRONA   f   Spanish
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIEDAD   f   Spanish
Means "mercy, piety" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin pietas.
PILAR   f   Spanish
Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
PILI   f   Spanish
Diminutive of PILAR.
PRIMITIVA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of PRIMITIVUS. Saint Primitiva was an early martyr from Rome.
PRISCILA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
PRUDENCIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
QUERALT   f   Catalan
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) which is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
RAFAELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian
Spanish, Portuguese and Macedonian feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAMONA   f   Spanish, Romanian, English
Feminine form of RAMÓN. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Helen Hunt Jackson's novel 'Ramona' (1884), as well as several subsequent movies based on the book.
RAQUEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RAYEN   f   Native American, Mapuche, Spanish (Latin American)
Means "flower" in Mapuche.
REBECA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
REGINA   f   English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
REINA (1)   f   Spanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REMEDIOS   f   Spanish
Means "remedies" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, meaning "Our Lady of the Remedies".
REMEI   f   Catalan
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.
REYES   f & m   Spanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de los Reyes, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to King Ferdinand III of Castile and told him his armies would defeat those of the Moors in Seville.
REYNA   f   Spanish
Variant of REINA (1).
RICARDA   f   Spanish, German
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
RITA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
ROBERTA   f   English, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ROBERT.
ROBERTINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Feminine diminutive of ROBERTO.
ROCÍO   f   Spanish
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSALÍA   f   Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from rosa "rose". This was the name of a 12th-century Sicilian saint.
ROSALINA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of ROSALINE.
ROSALINDA   f   Spanish, Italian
Latinate form of ROSALIND.
ROSALVA   f   Spanish
Variant of ROSALBA.
ROSARIO   f & m   Spanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
ROSENDA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
ROSER   f   Catalan
Catalan (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROXANA   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ρωξανη (Roxane), the Greek form of the Persian or Bactrian name روشنک (Roshanak) which meant "bright" or "dawn". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel 'Roxana' (1724).
RUFINA   f   Russian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of RUFINUS.
RUPERTA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of RUPERT.
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". This is the name of the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. She was a Moabite woman who accompanied her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem after Ruth's husband died. There she met and married Boaz. She was an ancestor of King David.... [more]
SABELA   f   Galician
Galician form of ISABEL.
SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SALOMÉ   f   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALUD   f   Spanish
Spanish cognate of SALUT.
SALUT   f   Catalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
SAMANTA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SANCHA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHIA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SARITA (1)   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SATURNINA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SELENA   f   Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SEPTIMA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SEPTIMUS.
SERAFINA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SÍLVIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
SOCORRO   f   Spanish
Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour".
SOFÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of SOPHIA.
SOL (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOLEDAD   f   Spanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
SORAYA   f   Persian, 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.
SORNE   f   Basque
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
SUSANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
SUSANITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
TAMARA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TATIANA   f   Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Greek, Georgian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TECLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of THEKLA.
TEODORA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Feminine form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEÓFILA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of THEOPHILUS.
TERE   f   Spanish
Spanish short form of TERESA.
TERESA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Cognate of THERESA. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the beatified Albanian missionary Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who worked with the poor in Calcutta. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.
TERESE   f   Basque, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Basque and Scandinavian form of TERESA.
TERESITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of TERESA.
TOMASA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of THOMAS.
TRINI   f   Spanish
Short form of TRINIDAD.
TRINIDAD   f & m   Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
UDANE   f   Basque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
ÚRSULA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of URSULA.
USOA   f   Basque
Means "dove" in Basque.
UXÍA   f   Galician
Galician form of EUGENIA.
UXUE   f   Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
VALENCIA   f   Spanish
From a Late Latin name which was derived from valentia "power". Cities in Spain and Venezuela bear this name.
VALENTINA   f   Italian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VALERIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of VALERIUS. This was the name of a 2nd-century Roman saint and martyr.
VARINIA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of VARINIUS.
VERA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "faith" in Russian, though it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus "true". It has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
VERÓNICA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of VERONICA.
VICTORIA   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Means "victory" in Latin, being borne by the Roman goddess of victory. It is also a feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from North Africa.... [more]
VIRGINIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Verginius or Virginius which is of unknown meaning, but long associated with Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to a legend, it was the name of a Roman woman killed by her father so as to save her from the clutches of a crooked official.... [more]
VISITACIÓN   f   Spanish
Means "visitation" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
VIVIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN). Saint Viviana (also known as Bibiana) was a Roman saint and martyr of the 4th century.
XIMENA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of XIMENO. This was the name of the wife of El Cid.
XIOMARA   f   Spanish
Possibly a Spanish form of GUIOMAR.
XOANA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of JOHN.
XOCHILT   f   Spanish
Variant of XOCHITL.
XOCHITL   f   Native American, Nahuatl, Spanish (Latin American)
Means "flower" in Nahuatl.
YADIRA   f   Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name. It has been used in Mexico since at least the 1940s.
YAMILA   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Form of JAMILA used especially in Latin America.
YENIFER   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant of JENNIFER.
YENNY   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant of JENNY.
YESENIA   f   Spanish (Latin American)
From Jessenia, the genus name of a type of tree found in South America. This name was first used by Yolanda Vargas in the Telenovela 'Yesenia' (1970).
YESSICA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of JESSICA.
YOLANDA   f   Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was possibly a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
YSABEL   f   Spanish (Archaic)
Medieval Spanish form of ISABEL.
ZORAIDA   f   Spanish
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity and elopes with a Spanish officer.
ZORION   m & f   Basque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
ZORIONE   f   Basque
Feminine form of ZORION.
ZURIÑE   f   Basque
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
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