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NICODEMUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
NICOL (1)   m   Scottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NICOLA (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAOS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of NIKOLAOS.
NICOLÁS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAS   m   French
French form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAU   m   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAUS   m   German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany.
NICOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOMEDE   m   Italian
Italian form of NIKOMEDES.
NICOSTRATO   m   Italian
Italian form of NIKOSTRATOS.
NICU   m   Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NICUȘOR   m   Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NIEK   m   Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLAAS.
NIELS (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIELS (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIGEL   m   English
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Fortunes of Nigel' (1822).
NIGELLUS   m   English (Archaic)
Latin form of NIGEL.
NIGUL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NIILO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIK   m   English, Greek, Slovene
Short form of NIKOLAS, NIKOLAOS, NIKOLAJ or NIKOLA (1).
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).
NIKA (3)   m   Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NIKANDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νικη (nike) "victory" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian.
NIKANOR   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICANOR.
NIKAU   m   Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKEPHOROS   m & f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φερω (phero) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
NIKETAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητης (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
NIKHIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKIAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
NIKICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKIFOR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NIKEPHOROS.
NIKITA (1)   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
NIKLAS   m   Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, German
Swedish form of NICHOLAS.
NIKLAUS   m   German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKO   m   Finnish, Croatian, Slovene
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, and a Croatian and Slovene short form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKODEM   m   Polish
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODEMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODIM   m   Russian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOLAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAI   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NIKOLAY.
NIKOLAJ   m   Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAOS   m   Ancient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAS   m   Greek, English
Variant of NIKOLAOS or NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAUS   m   German
German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAY   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
NIKOLCHE   m   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLOZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOMACHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
NIKOMEDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
NIKON   m   Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKORA   m & f   Maori
Maori form of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NIKOSTRATOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and στρατος (stratos) "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
NIKŠA   m   Croatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKUSHA   m   Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NILAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILES   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name NEIL.
NILS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of NICHOLAS.
NIMA (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
NIMA (2)   m   Persian
Possibly means "just, fair" in Persian.
NIMAT   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NIMROD   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]
NINAD   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
NINIAN   m   Scottish, Irish, Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name NYNNIAW. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures. He is known as the Apostle to the Picts.
NINO (1)   m   Italian
Short form of GIANNINO, ANTONINO, and other names ending in nino.
NINOS   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized)
Possibly related to the name of the goddess NINA (2). According to Greek historians this was the name of the founder of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria.
NINOSLAV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NIOCLÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of NICHOLAS.
NIR   m   Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NIRAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born" in Sanskrit.
NIRAV   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NISHANT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NISHAT   m & f   Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NITHIN   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
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.
NITZAN   m & f   Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIV   m   Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NIVEN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) "little".
NJÅL   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJORD   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NJÖRÐR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of NJORD.
NKEMDILIM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKOSANA   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAH (1)   m   English, Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort". According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
NOAK   m   Swedish
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
NOAM   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOBLE   m   English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOBORU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
NOBU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust", (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.
NOBURU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
NOBUYUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" and (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NOE   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1).
NOËL   m   French
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
NOEL   m   English
English form of NOËL.
NOGA   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
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.
NOJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
NÖL   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
NOLAN   m   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.
NÖLKE   m   Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NOLL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NOLLAIG   m & f   Irish
Means "Christmas" in Irish.
NONUS   m   Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NOOA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NOAH (1).
NOOR (1)   f & m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOR (1)   f & m   Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOR (2)   m   Limburgish
Short form of NORBAER.
NORBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of NORBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Norbert.
NORBERT   m   German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
NORBERTO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NORBU   m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
NORI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "ceremony, rites" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
NORM   m   English
Short form of NORMAN.
NORMAN   m   English, Ancient Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers and later as a given name. After the Conquest it became more common, but died out around the 14th century. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to a character by this name in C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Daisy Chain' (1856).
NORMAND   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the same source as the name NORMAN.
NORRIS   m   English
From an English surname, either NORRIS (1) or NORRIS (2).
NORTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "north town" in Old English.
NORWOOD   m   English
From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "north wood" in Old English.
NOSSON   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
NOUR   f & m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUREDDINE   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
NOVAK   m   Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NOWELL   m   English (Rare)
From the surname Nowell (a variant of NOEL).
NOY   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NSIA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDA   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NUADA   m   Irish Mythology
Possibly means "protector" in Celtic. In Irish myth he was an Irish god and a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was killed in battle against the Fomorii.
NUADHA   m   Irish Mythology
Variant of NUADA.
NUALLÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish nuall "noble, famous" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NUDD   m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of NUADA.
NUH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
NUKA   m & f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
NUMITOR   m   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Numitor was the king of Alba Longa and the father of Rhea Silvia. He was overthrown by his brother Amulius, but reinstated by his grandsons Romulus and Remus.
NUÑO   m   Medieval Spanish
Spanish form of NUNO.
NUNO   m   Portuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
NUNZIO   m   Italian
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
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.
NUR AD-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
NURASYL   m   Kazakh
Means "noble light" in Kazakh.
NURETTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NUR AD-DIN.
NURISLAM   m   Kazakh
From Kazakh nur meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام).
NURUDDIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
NURUL   m & f   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
NURULLAH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
NURZHAN   m   Kazakh
Means "light soul" in Kazakh.
NYE   m   Welsh
Diminutive of ANEIRIN.
NYNNIAW   m   Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown, presumably of Welsh origin. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a Welsh prince who fought against the invading forces of Julius Caesar. It was also borne by an 8th-century Welsh historian, usually known by the Latinized form Nennius.
NYOMAN   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder". This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
NYYRIKKI   m   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Finnish god of the hunt, the son of Tapio.
OBADIAH   m   Biblical
Means "servant of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Obadiah, which predicts the downfall of the nation of Edom.
OBED   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "servant, worshipper" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including the grandfather of David.
OBERON   m   Literature
Variant of AUBERON. Oberon was the king of the fairies in Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595). A moon of Uranus bears this name in his honour.
OBI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "heart" in Igbo.
OBRAD   m   Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OCEAN   m & f   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word ocean for a large body of water. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ωκεανος (Okeanos), the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.
OCEANUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of OKEANOS.
OCHIENG   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
OCTAVE   m   French
French form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIAN   m   History, Romanian
From the Roman name Octavianus, which was derived from the name OCTAVIUS. After Gaius Octavius (later Roman emperor Augustus) was adopted by Julius Caesar he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.
OCTAVIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of OCTAVIAN.
OCTÁVIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "eighth" from Latin octavus. This was the original family name of the emperor Augustus (born Gaius Octavius). It was also rarely used as a Roman praenomen, or given name.
ODALIS   f & m   Spanish
Spanish form of ODILIA.
ODALRIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ULRICH.
ODD   m   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr meaning "point of a sword".
ODDMUND   m   Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".
ODDO   m   Italian
Italian form of OTTO.
ODDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ODD.
ODE   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODED   m   Biblical
Means "to restore" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet from Samaria.
ODELL   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dying.
ODEN   m   Norse Mythology
Swedish form of ODIN.
ODHIAMBO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
ODHRÁN   m   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a saint who travelled with Saint Columba through Scotland.
ÖDI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ÖDÖN.
ODILO   m   Ancient Germanic
Masculine form of ODILIA.
ODILON   m   French, Portuguese
French masculine form of ODILIA.
ODIN   m   Norse Mythology, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of Old Norse Óðinn which was derived from óðr "inspiration, rage, frenzy". It ultimately developed from the early Germanic *Woðanaz. In Norse mythology Odin was the highest of the gods, presiding over art, war, wisdom and death. He resided in Valhalla, where warriors went after they were slain.
ODO   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
ODOACER   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODOVACAR. The Gothic leader Odovacar is frequently called by this name.
ÖDÖN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDMUND.
ODOVACAR   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.
ODRAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ODYSSEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Perhaps derived from Greek οδυσσομαι (odyssomai) "to hate". In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the 'Odyssey' Homer relates Odysseus's misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.
OEDIPUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from οιδεω (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek mythology Oedipus was the son of the Theban king Laius and his wife Jocasta. Laius received a prophesy that he would be killed by his son, so he left the newborn to die of exposure. Oedipus was however rescued and raised in the home of the Corinthian king Polybus. After he had grown and learned of the same prophesy, Oedipus left Corinth so that he would not be a danger to Polybus, who he assumed was his father. On the road to Delphi he chanced upon his real father Laius and slew him in a petty disagreement, thus fulfilling the prophecy. He then correctly answered the Sphinx's riddle, winning the now vacant throne of Thebes and marrying the widowed queen Jocasta, his own mother. Years later they learned the truth of their relationship, prompting Jocasta to commit suicide and Oedipus to blind himself.
ÓENGUS   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of AONGHUS.
OFEK   m   Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
OFER   m   Hebrew
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.
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.
'OFRAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
OFYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of OVID.
OGDEN   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak valley" in Old English. A famous bearer was the humourous American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971).
OGHENEKARO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENERO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OGNEN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of OGNYAN.
OGNIAN   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of OGNYAN.
OGNJAN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant form of OGNYAN.
OGNJEN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of OGNYAN.
OGNYAN   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian огнен (ognen) "fiery".
OHAD   m   Biblical
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third son of Simeon.
OHANNES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
OIDIPOUS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of OEDIPUS.
OIER   m   Basque
Meaning unknown, of Basque origin.
OISÍN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little deer", derived from Irish os "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend Oisín was a warrior hero and a poet, the son of Fionn mac Cumhail.
OIVA   m   Finnish
Means "splendid" in Finnish.
ØIVIND   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
OKEANOS   m   Greek Mythology
From the name of the river or body of water thought by the ancient Greeks to surround the Earth. In Greek mythology Okeanos was the Titan who personified this body of water.
OKORO   m   Western African, Urhobo
Means "man" in Urhobo.
OKROPIR   m   Georgian
Means "gold mouth" in Georgian.
OLA (1)   m   Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish short form of OLAF.
OLABODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
OLAF   m   Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Polish
From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).
ÓLAFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OLAF.
OLAMILEKAN   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
OLANREWAJU   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is the future" or "my wealth is moving forward" in Yoruba.
OLAV   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of OLAF.
OLAVI   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLAVO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
ÓLAVUR   m   Faroese
Faroese form of OLAF.
OLDŘICH   m   Czech
Czech form of ULRICH.
OLDRICH   m   Slovak
Slovak form of ULRICH.
OLE   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of OLAF.
OLEG   m   Russian
Russian form of HELGE. The Varangians brought this name from Scandinavia to Russia. It was borne by an important 10th-century Grand Prince of Kiev.
OLEGÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLEGARIO.
OLEGARIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of a Germanic name, possibly Aldegar, derived from the elements ald "old" and ger "spear". This was the name of a 12th-century saint, a bishop of Barcelona.
OLEK   m   Polish
Short form of ALEKSANDER.
OLEKSANDER   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of OLEKSANDR.
OLEKSANDR   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDER.
OLEKSIY   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXIS.
OLES   m   Ukrainian
Short form of OLEKSANDR or OLEKSIY.
OLEV   m   Estonian
Estonian form of OLAF.
OLEXIY   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of OLEKSIY.
OLI   m   English
Short form of OLIVER.
OLIVÉR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of OLIVER.
OLIVER   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OLIVIER   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
OLIVIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of OLIVER.
OLIWIER   m   Polish
Polish form of OLIVER.
OLLE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of OLAF.
OLLI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of OLAVI.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLOF   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLOV   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUF   m   Danish
Danish variant of OLAF.
OLUFEMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
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.
OLUJIMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
OLUKAYODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
OLUMIDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OLYMPIODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
From OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods, combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
OLYMPOS   m   Ancient Greek
From a Greek personal name which was derived from the place name OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods.
OM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Sanskrit ओम् (om), considered to be a sacred syllable because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.
OMAR (1)   m   Arabic, English
Variant transcription of UMAR. This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
OMAR (2)   m   Biblical
Means "speaker" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Eliphaz in the Old Testament.
OMEGA   m & f   Various
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
ÖMER   m   Turkish
Turkish form of UMAR.
OMER   m   Hebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
OMID   m & f   Persian
Means "hope" in Persian.
OMIROS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HOMER.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMRI   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.
ONDŘEJ   m   Czech
Czech form of ANDREW.
ONDREJ   m   Slovak
Slovak form of ANDREW.
ONÉSIME   m   French
French form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIMUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιμος (Onesimos), which meant "beneficial, profitable". Saint Onesimus was an escaped slave of Philemon who met Saint Paul while in prison and was converted by him. Paul sent him back to Philemon carrying the epistle that appears in the New Testament.
ONESIPHOROS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ONESIPHORUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιφορος (Onesiphoros), which meant "bringing advantage, beneficial". This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's second epistle to Timothy in the New Testament. According to tradition he was martyred by being tied to horses and then torn apart.
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