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ADDISON   f & m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of ADAM". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.
ADI (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
AERON (2)   f & m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AFON   f & m   Welsh
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
AGAM   f & m   Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AILBHE   f & m   Irish
Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint.
AINSLEY   f & m   Scottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
ALMAS   f & m   Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALPHA   f & m   English
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
AMAL (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
AMANI   f & m   Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMEYALLI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "spring, fountain" in Nahuatl.
ANAH   f & m   Biblical
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAT (2)   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
AOI   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
ARAN (1)   f & m   Irish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
ARLIE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "eagle wood" in Old English. This name can also be a diminutive of ARLENE.
ASHANTI   f & m   Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
AŞTÎ   f & m   Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASUKA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
ATALYAH   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATHALIAH   f & m   Biblical
Means "afflicted of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
AYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYOMIDE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AZAR   f & m   Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
BAO   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BEVERLY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's novel 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904).
BLYTHE   f & m   English (Rare)
From a surname which meant "cheerful" in Old English.
BOBBIE   f & m   English
Variant of BOBBY. As a feminine name it can be a diminutive of ROBERTA or BARBARA.
BOITUMELO   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BUHLE   f & m   Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
BURÇİN   f & m   Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
CAMILLE   f & m   French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CANDE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CAROL (1)   f & m   English
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
CARON   f & m   Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CASS   f & m   English
Short form of CASSANDRA, CASSIDY, and other names beginning with Cass.
CASSIDY   f & m   English (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of CAISIDE".
CAT   f & m   English
Diminutive of CATHERINE. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
CEDAR   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
CÉLESTE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CELESTE   f & m   Italian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CELESTINE   f & m   English
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CEVAHİR   f & m   Turkish
Turkish form of JAWAHIR.
CHÂU   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CHEROKEE   f & m   English (Rare)
Probably derived from the Creek word tciloki meaning "people of a different speech". This is the name of a Native American people who live in the east of North America.
CHESED   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mercy" in Hebrew.
CHEYENNE   f & m   English
Derived from the Dakota word shahiyena meaning "red speakers". This is the name of a Native American people of the Great Plains. The name was supposedly given to the Cheyenne by the Dakota because their language was unrelated to their own. As a given name, it has been in use since the 1950s.
CHINASA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHIOMA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHUN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (chūn) meaning "spring (the season)" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
CITLALI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "star" in Nahuatl.
CITLALLI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Variant of CITLALI.
CONNIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of CONSTANCE and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of CORNELIUS or CONRAD.
CORTNEY   f & m   English
Variant of COURTNEY.
COURTNEY   f & m   English
From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.
CRUZ   f & m   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CYAN   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos).
DAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DARA (2)   f & m   Khmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
DARCY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French d'Arcy, originally denoting one who came from Arcy in France. This was the surname of a character in Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' (1813).
DECHEN   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
DEE   f & m   English
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DENİZ   f & m   Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DERYA   f & m   Turkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DESTA   f & m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
DEVYN   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DÎYAR   f & m   Kurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DOMINIQUE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
DORJI   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
DUHA   f & m   Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
DURGA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce, twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva. She is considered an incarnation of Parvati.
DURI   f & m   Korean
Means "two" in Korean (Gyeongsang dialect).
EDEN   f & m   Hebrew, English (Modern)
Means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
EIRIAN   f & m   Welsh
Means "bright, beautiful" in Welsh.
EKUNDAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ELAH   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELVAN   f & m   Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ENIOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENNIS   f & m   Irish
From the name of a town in Ireland.
ESEN   f & m   Turkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESER   f & m   Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
EUN-JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of EUN-JEONG.
EVELYN   f & m   English, German
From an English surname which was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
FANG   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (fāng) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
FEN (1)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume" (which is usually only feminine) or (fèn) meaning "strive, exert" (usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
FIORE   f & m   Italian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
FLANNERY   f & m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal". The given name Flannghal means "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
FLORENCE   f & m   English, 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]
FUMNANYA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
GABI   f & m   German, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GAL (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAYLE   f & m   English
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GEORGIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GHUFRAN   f & m   Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GIANG   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GILI   f & m   Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GOLSHAN   f & m   Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GREER   f & m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GUADALUPE   f & m   Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, which means "river of the wolf" in Arabic. In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUIOMAR   f & m   Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and meri "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.
GULBAHAR   f & m   Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜNAY   f & m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GWYNEDD   f & m   Welsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
HADAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HANNE (1)   f & m   Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HAPPY   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARLOW   f & m   English
From a surname which was from a place name which was derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARPER   f & m   English
From an Old English surname which originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps. A notable bearer was the American author Harper Lee (1926-2016), who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
HARUKA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
HAVEN   f & m   English
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAVILAH   f & m   Biblical
Probably means "to dance, to circle, to twist" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a place name and a masculine personal name.
HE   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
HEIKE   f & m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HILARY   f & m   English
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.
HILDRED   f & m   English
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel". This name was revived in the late 19th century, probably because of its similarity to the popular names Hilda and Mildred.
HINATA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.
HUA   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUAN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HYEON-JEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-JU   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYUN-JOO   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JU.
HYUN-JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JEONG.
IKRAAM   f & m   Arabic
Variant transcription of IKRAM.
IKRAM   f & m   Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic.
İLKAY   f & m   Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
IMANI   f & m   Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
INDIANA   f & m   English
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the 'Indiana Jones' series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
INDIGO   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) "Indic, from India".
INGE   f & m   Danish, 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.
ISEUL   f & m   Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISHA   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
I'TIMAD   f & m   Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
JACI (2)   f & m   Native American, Tupi
From Tupi îasy meaning "moon".
JADE   f & m   English, French
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic. As a given name, it came into general use during the 1970s. It was initially unisex, though it is now mostly feminine.
JADYN   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of JADEN.
JAYA   f & m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
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). As a modern personal name, this transcription is both feminine and masculine in southern India, but typically only feminine in the north.
JEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
JEONG-HUI   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with (hui) meaning "beauty" or (hui) meaning "bright, splendid, glorious". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JEWEL   f & m   English
In part from the English word jewel, a precious stone, derived from Old French jouel, which was possibly related to jeu "game". It is also in part from the surname Jewel or Jewell (a derivative of the Breton name JUDICAËL), which was sometimes used in honour of the 16th-century bishop of Salisbury John Jewel. It has been in use as a given name since the 19th century.
JEWELL   f & m   English
Variant of JEWEL.
JI-MIN   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (min) meaning "gentle, affable", (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "jade, stone resembling jade". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-U   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "sesame" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (u) meaning "rain" or (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JI-WOO   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JI-U.
JI-YEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YOUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JI-YEONG.
JO   f & m   English, German, Dutch
Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, or other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German and Dutch, short for JOHANNES or JOSEF.
JOCELYN   f & m   English, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Goths, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix. The Normans brought this name to England in the form Goscelin or Joscelin, and it was common until the 14th century. It was revived in the 20th century primarily as a feminine name, perhaps an adaptation of the surname Jocelyn (a medieval derivative of the given name). In France this is a masculine name only.
JODY   f & m   English
Probably either a variant of JUDY or a diminutive of JOSEPH. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel 'The Yearling' (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).
JONG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG.
JOSS   f & m   English
Short form of JOCELYN.
JOTHI   f & m   Tamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
JOYCE   f & m   English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also formed the basis for a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
JU   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chrysanthemum" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "big, enormous" (usually only masculine), besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
JULES (2)   f & m   English
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG.
JUNG-HEE   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG-HUI.
JYOTHI   f & m   Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Telugu and Malayalam form of JYOTI.
JYOTI   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit ज्योतिस् (jyotis) meaning "light". This is a transcription of both the feminine form ज्योती and the masculine form ज्योति.
KAEDE   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KAHURANGI   f & m   Maori
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue" in Maori.
KALI   f & m   Hinduism, Bengali, Tamil
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. As a personal name, it is generally masculine in India.
KAMALA   f & m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Nepali
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल. This is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades, in Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
KAMALANI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly child" or "royal child" from Hawaiian kama "child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
KANTA   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTI   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ती (another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi) and the masculine form कान्ति.
KAORU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPUA   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KAUI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the youthful one" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and u'i "youth, beauty".
KAWEHI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the adornment" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and wehi "adornment".
KEAHI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALA   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEALOHA   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEELAN   f & m   Irish
Anglicized form of CAOILFHIONN, sometimes used as a masculine name.
KELLEY   f & m   English
Variant of KELLY.
KELSEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which is derived from town names in Lincolnshire. It may mean "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce" in combination with eg "island".
KENNEDY   f & m   English, Irish
From an irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KIM (1)   f & m   English
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIRAN   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KOHAKU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
KULAP   f & m   Thai
Means "rose" in Thai.
KUN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
LACEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LACY.
LACY   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from Lassy, the name of a town in Normandy. The name of the town was Gaulish in origin, perhaps deriving from a personal name which was Latinized as Lascius.
LAKSHMI   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
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.
LAN   f & m   Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
LASHAWN   f & m   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHAWN.
LAUREN   f & m   English
Variant or feminine form of LAURENCE (1). Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
LAURIE   f & m   English, Dutch
Diminutive of LAURA or LAURENCE (1).
LAVERNE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder". It is sometimes associated with the Roman goddess Laverna or the Latin word vernus "of spring".
LAXMI   f & m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LEHUA   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
LEIGH   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LEE.
LEILANI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
LESLEY   f & m   English
Variant of LESLIE.
LESLIE   f & m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from a Scottish place name, probably derived from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In America it was more common as a feminine name after the 1940s.
LHAMO   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
LI (1)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "reason, logic", () meaning "stand, establish", () meaning "black, dawn", () meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or () meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
LI (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "to me" in Hebrew.
LILIAN   f & m   English, French
English variant of LILLIAN, as well as a French masculine form.
LINDSAY   f & m   English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was originally derived from the name of the region Lindsey, which means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. As a given name it was typically masculine until the 1960s (in Britain) and 1970s (in America) when it became popular for girls, probably due to its similarity to Linda and because of American actress Lindsay Wagner (1949-).
LINDSEY   f & m   English, Scottish
Variant of LINDSAY.
LING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
LINH   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
LONDON   f & m   English (Modern)
From the name of the capital city of the United Kingdom, the meaning of which is uncertain. As a surname it was borne by the American author Jack London (1876-1916).
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.
LOU   f & m   English, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUNGILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
LUPE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUX   f & m   Various
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LYNN   f & m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Welsh llyn "lake". Before the start of the 20th century it was primarily used for boys, but it has since come to be more common for girls. In some cases it may be thought of as a short form of LINDA or names that end in lyn or line.
MAAYAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MACHLAH   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACKENZIE   f & m   English
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).
MADHU   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADISON   f & m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie 'Splash' (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. A famous bearer of the surname was James Madison (1751-1836), one of the authors of the American constitution who later served as president.
MAHLAH   f & m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak" or "sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MALAK   f & m   Arabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MANAIA   f & m   Maori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MARAM   f & m   Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
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, Sardinian, 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]
MATTIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of MATILDA or MATTHEW.
MEGA   f & m   Indonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MERLE   f & m   English
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MIES   f & m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MINENHLE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MO   f & m   English
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MONET   f & m   Various
From a French surname which was derived from either HAMON or EDMOND. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
MONTANA   f & m   English (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
MOR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MUDIWA   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
NALANI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" or "the chiefs" from Hawaiian , a definite article, and lani "heaven, sky, chief".
NAOMI (2)   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (mi) meaning "beautiful" (usually feminine) or (mi) meaning "self" (usually masculine). Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
NAZARET   f & m   Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NEELAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of NILAM.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NGỌC   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NGOZI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NHUNG   f & m   Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIKA (1)   f & m   Russian
Russian short form of VERONIKA and other names ending in nika. It can also be a short form of NIKITA (1) (masculine).
NILAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NIMA (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
NIMAT   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
NITYA   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
NOGA   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOOR (1)   f & m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOR (1)   f & m   Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOUR   f & m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOY   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NUR   f & m   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
ODALIS   f & m   Spanish
Spanish form of ODILIA.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ORA (1)   f & m   English
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
PADERAU   f & m   Welsh
Means "beads" or "rosary" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
PADMA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the goddess Lakshmi and the hero Rama.
PARVEEN   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PATSY   f & m   English, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PAYTON   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of PEYTON.
PAZ (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PICH   f & m   Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
PRESLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest clearing" (Old English preost and leah). This surname was borne by musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
PRUDENCE   f & m   English, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
PURNAMA   f & m   Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
QING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QUÝ   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
QUỲNH   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
RADHA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RAIN (1)   f & m   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word rain, derived from Old English regn.
RAINE   f & m   English (Rare)
Possibly based on the French word reine meaning "queen". A famous bearer is the British socialite Raine Spencer (1929-), the stepmother of Princess Diana. In modern times it can also be used as a variant of RAIN (1) or a short form of LORRAINE.
RASHMI   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATHNA   f & m   Tamil
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATNA   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali, Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure". This is a transcription of both the feminine form रत्ना and the masculine form रत्न.
RAVEN   f & m   English
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English hræfn. The raven is revered by several Native American groups of the west coast. It is also associated with the Norse god Odin.
REAGAN   f & m   English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of RIAGÁN". This surname was borne by American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
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.
RIN   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
ROMILDA   f & m   Italian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
RONG   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (róng) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper", (róng) meaning "fuse, harmonize" or (róng) meaning "appearance, form" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
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.
RUTENDO   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
SABAH   f & m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SAGE   f & m   English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SAL   f & m   English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SAMMIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SEPTEMBER   f & m   English (Rare)
From the name of the ninth month (though it means "seventh month" in Latin, since it was originally the seventh month of the Roman year), which is sometimes used as a given name for someone born in September.
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