Masculine Names

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SEYYED m Persian
Persian form of SAYYID.
SEYYİD m Turkish
Turkish form of SAYYID.
SEYYİT m Turkish
Turkish form of SAYYID.
SHACHAR f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAD (1) m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
SHAD (2) m English
Perhaps a variant of CHAD.
SHADI (1) m Arabic
Means "singer" in Arabic.
SHADRACH m Biblical
Means "command of Aku" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Old Testament Shadrach is the Babylonian name of Hananiah, one of the three men cast into a fiery furnace but saved by God.
SHAFAQAT m & f Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
SHAFIQ m Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
SHAHAR f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see SHACHAR).
SHAHEEN m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شاهین (see SHAHIN).
SHAHID m Arabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHIN m Persian, Arabic
Means "falcon" in Persian, referring more specifically to the Barbary falcon (species Falco pelegrinoides). The bird's name is a derivative of Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king".
SHAHJAHAN m Urdu
Means "king of the world" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and جهان (jahan) meaning "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
SHAHNAZ f & m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "delight of the king" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort, coquetry".
SHAHRAM m Persian
Means "king Ram" in Persian. Ram (or Raman) is the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
SHAHRIAR m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شهریار (see SHAHRIYAR).
SHAHRIVAR m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Kshathra Vairya meaning "desirable power". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a god of metal and a protector of the weak. This is also the name of the sixth month of the Iranian calendar.
SHAHRIYAR m Persian
Means "lord" in Persian.
SHAHROKH m Persian
Means "royal face" in Persian, from شاه (shah) meaning "king" and رخ (rokh) meaning "face". This was the name of a 15th-century ruler of the Timurid Empire (a son of Timur).
SHAHRUKH m Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is the Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZAD m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHAHZADA m Urdu
Variant of SHAHZAD.
SHAI m & f Hebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shai) meaning "gift" or else a Hebrew diminutive of ISAIAH.
SHAKA m History
From Zulu uShaka, apparently from ishaka, a stomach cramp caused by an intestinal parasite. This was the name of a Zulu warrior king (1787-1828), supposedly given because his unmarried mother Nandi and/or his father Senzangakhona blamed her pregnancy symptoms on the parasite.
SHAKED f & m Hebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHAKEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكيل (see SHAKIL).
SHAKIL m Arabic
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
SHAKIR m Arabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank".
SHAKTI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
SHAKUR m Arabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank". In Islamic tradition الشكور (al-Shakur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHALEV m & f Hebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHALIM m Semitic Mythology
From the Semitic root shalam meaning "peace". This was the name of an Ugaritic god associated with the evening.
SHALMANESER m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From שַׁלְמַנְאֶסֶר (Shalman'eser), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Shulmanu-ashared meaning "SHULMANU is preeminent". This was the name of five Assyrian kings, including the 9th-century BC Shalmaneser III who expanded the empire. He is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
SHALOM m Hebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
SHALVA m Georgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 13th-century Georgian hero, considered a saint in the Georgian Church.
SHAMASH m Semitic Mythology
Means "sun" in Akkadian. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian name of Utu.
SHAMGAR m Biblical
Possibly means "sword" in Hebrew. Shamgar was one of the Old Testament judges.
SHAMIL m Arabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Tatar, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
SHAMS AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "sun of the religion", from Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SHAMSUDDIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شَمس الدين (see SHAMS AL-DIN).
SHAMUS m Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAMUS.
SHANDAR m Urdu
Means "fabulous" in Urdu.
SHÁŃDÍÍN f & m Native American, Navajo
Means "sunshine" in Navajo.
SHANE m Irish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN. It came into general use in America after the release of the western movie Shane (1953).
SHANI (1) f & m Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHANI (2) m Hinduism
From the Sanskrit name of the planet Saturn. This is the name of a celestial Hindu god.
SHANKARA m Hinduism
Derived from the Sanskrit elements शम् (sham) meaning "auspicious, lucky" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. This was also the name of a 9th-century Indian religious philosopher also known as Shankaracharya.
SHANNON f & m English
From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called Abha an tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.
SHANON f & m English
Variant of SHANNON.
SHANTANU m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "wholesome" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of a king of Hastinapura.
SHAPOUR m Persian
Means "son of the king" in Persian. This was the name of three Sassanid emperors.
SHAPUR m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شاپور (see SHAPOUR).
SHAQUILLE m English (Modern)
Variant of SHAKIL. This name is borne by basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (1972-).
SHARAR m Biblical
Means "enemy" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ahiam.
SHAREEF m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شريف (see SHARIF).
SHARIAH m Arabic
Means "divine law, noble law" in Arabic, ultimately from an old Arabic word meaning "pathway".
SHARIF m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHARMA m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARRU-UKIN m Akkadian, Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of SARGON.
SHASHI m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.
SHA'UL m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHAUL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHAUN m English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SHAW (1) m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from Old English sceaga meaning "thicket".
SHAW (2) m Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was itself derived from the Gaelic byname Sithech meaning "wolf".
SHAWN m English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SHAY (1) m Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA.
SHAY (2) m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see SHAI).
SHAYNE m English
Variant of SHANE.
SHEA m & f Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA, sometimes used as a feminine name.
SHEALTIEL m Biblical
Means "I have asked of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Zerubbabel in the Old Testament.
SHEAMUS m Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAMUS.
SHEARD m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.
SHEBA m Biblical
Means "oath" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament. Also in the Bible, this is a place name, referring to a region in Ethiopia. The queen of Sheba visited Solomon after hearing of his wisdom.
SHEFQET m Albanian
Albanian form of ŞEVKET.
SHEKHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHEL m English
Short form of SHELDON.
SHELACH m Biblical Hebrew
Means "dart, plant shoot, sprout" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Shem who is an ancestor of Abraham. In English bibles it is written as Salah or Shelah.
SHELAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "petition, request" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Judah. English bibles also use this spelling to render the unrelated Hebrew name שֵׁלָח (see SHELACH), a grandson of Shem.
SHELBY m & f English
From a surname, which was possibly a variant of SELBY. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie The Woman in Red (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie Steel Magnolias (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
SHELDON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley with steep sides" in Old English. Sheldon is the name of several locations in England.
SHELLEY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "clearing on a bank" in Old English. Two famous bearers of the surname were Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a romantic poet whose works include Adonais and Ozymandias, and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), his wife, the author of the horror story Frankenstein. As a feminine given name, it came into general use after the 1940s.
SHELLY f & m English
Variant of SHELLEY.
SHELOMOH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHELTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "shelf town" in Old English.
SHEM m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "name" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Shem is one of Noah's three sons (along with Japheth and Ham) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples.
SHEMAIAH m Biblical
Means "heard by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This name is borne by many characters in the Old Testament including a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam.
SHEMER m Biblical
Possibly means "preserved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the owner of the hill upon which Samaria was built.
SHEMU'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHEPHERD m English
From an English occupational surname meaning "sheep herder".
SHER m Urdu, Pashto
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
SHERAGA m Jewish
Means "light, candle" in Aramaic.
SHERALI m Uzbek, Tajik
Combination of SHER and ALI (1).
SHERIDAN m & f English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The name Sirideán means "searcher" in Gaelic.
SHERIF m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شريف (see SHARIF).
SHERLOCK m Literature
Used by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his character Sherlock Holmes, who was a detective in Doyle's mystery stories beginning in 1887. The character's name was from an English surname meaning "shear lock", originally referring to a person with closely cut hair.
SHERMAN m English
From a surname meaning "shear man" in Old English, originally denoting a person who cut cloth. Famous bearers of the surname include American politician Roger Sherman (1721-1793) and American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891).
SHERWOOD m English
From an English place name (or from a surname that was derived from it) meaning "bright forest". This was the name of the forest in which the legendary outlaw Robin Hood made his home.
SHET m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SETH (1).
SHI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shí) meaning "time, era, season", (shí) meaning "real, honest", (shǐ) meaning "history" or (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.
SHIB m Bengali
Bengali form of SHIVA (1).
SHICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 七郎 (see SHICHIRŌ).
SHICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (shichi) meaning "seven" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the seventh son. Other kanji combinations can be possible.
SHICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 七郎 (see SHICHIRŌ).
SHIGERU m Japanese
From Japanese (shigeru) meaning "lush, luxuriant", as well as other kanji having the same reading. A famous bearer is the Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto (1952-).
SHIHAB m Arabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.
SHIKOBA m & f Native American, Choctaw
Means "feather" in Choctaw.
SHILOH m & f Biblical
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation. This name was brought to public attention after actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt gave it to their daughter in 2006.
SHIMMEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of SHIMON.
SHIMON m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIN m Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "real, genuine" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
SHINGO m Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "real, genuine" or (shin) meaning "prudent, careful" combined with (go) meaning "I, me". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
SHIN'ICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "real, genuine" or (shin) meaning "fresh, new" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
SHINOBU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (shinobu) meaning "endurance", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
SHINSUKE m Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "extend, stretch, open" or (shin) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (suke) meaning "forerunner, herald". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
SHIN'YA m Japanese
From Japanese (shin) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ya) meaning "also", as well as other kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
SHION f & m Japanese
From Japanese 紫苑 (shion) meaning "aster". It can also come from (shi) meaning "poem" and (on) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
SHIORI f & m Japanese
As a feminine name it can be from Japanese (shi) meaning "poem" combined with (ori) meaning "weave". It can also be from (shiori) meaning "bookmark" (usually feminine) or (shiori) meaning "lithe, bending" (usually masculine), as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
SHIR (2) m Persian (Rare)
Modern Persian form of SHER.
SHIRLEY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "bright clearing" in Old English. This is the name of a main character in Charlotte Brontë's semi-autobiographical novel Shirley (1849). The child actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014) helped to popularize this name.
SHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 四郎 (see SHIRŌ).
SHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (shi) meaning "four" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fourth son. Other kanji combinations are possible.
SHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 四郎 (see SHIRŌ).
SHIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHIVA (1) m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
SHLOMO m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHMUEL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or (see SHŌ).
SHŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (shō) meaning "soar, glide" or (shō) meaning "prize, reward". Other kanji with identical pronunciations can also form this name.
SHŌHEI m Japanese
From Japanese (shō) meaning "soar, glide" and (hei) meaning "level, even, peaceful", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
SHOLTO m Scottish
Anglicized form of SÌOLTACH.
SHŌTA m Japanese
From Japanese (shō) meaning "soar, glide" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
SHOTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔太 (see SHŌTA).
SHOU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or (see SHŌ).
SHOUHEI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔平 (see SHŌHEI).
SHOUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔太 (see SHŌTA).
SHRAGA m Jewish
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שְׁרַגָא (see SHERAGA).
SHRESTH m Indian, Hindi
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRINIVAS m Indian, Marathi
Means "the abode of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit निवास (nivasa) meaning "abode, house".
SHRIPATI m Hinduism
Means "husband of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit पति (pati) meaning "husband, lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
SHRIVATSA m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "beloved of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa) meaning "beloved, dear". This is the name of a mark on Vishnu's chest.
SHUBHAM m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शुभ (shubha) meaning "splendid, bright, auspicious".
SHUG m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of HUGH.
SHUI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shuǐ) meaning "water", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SHUKRI m Arabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
SHULMANU m Semitic Mythology
Possibly cognate with the Western Semitic god SHALIM. Shulmanu was an Eastern Semitic (Mesopotamian) god associated with battle.
SHULMANU-ASHARED m Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of SHALMANESER.
SHUN (1) f & m Chinese
From Chinese (shùn) meaning "obey, submit" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
SHUN (2) f & m Japanese
From Japanese 駿 (shun) meaning "fast", (shun) meaning "talented", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
SHURA f & m Russian
Russian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA or ALEKSANDR.
SHYAMA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SHYAMAL m Bengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SIAMION m Belarusian
Belarusian form of SIMON (1).
SIARHEI m Belarusian
Belarusian form of SERGIUS.
SIARL m Welsh
Welsh form of CHARLES.
SIAVASH m Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 11th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
SIAVUSH m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian سیاوش (see SIAVASH).
SIB m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see SHIB).
SIBONAKALISO m & f Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
SIBUSISO m Southern African, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
SID m English
Short form of SIDNEY.
SIDDHARTHA m Sanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
SIDNEY m & f English
From the English surname SIDNEY. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).
SIDONIUS m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.
SIEFFRE m Welsh
Welsh form of GEOFFREY.
SIEGBERT m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and beraht "bright". This was the name of several Frankish kings, including the 7th-century Sigebert III of Austrasia who is regarded as a saint.
SIEGER m Dutch, German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
SIEGFRIED m German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the Nibelungenlied. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. His adventures were largely based on those of the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera The Ring of the Nibelung (1876).
SIEGHARD m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".
SIEGMAR m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mari "famous".
SIEGMUND m German
German variant of SIGMUND.
SIEGWARD m German (Rare)
German form of SIGURD.
SIEM m Dutch
Dutch short form of SIMON (1).
SIEMEN m Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of SIMON (1).
SIET m Frisian
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".
SIETSE m Frisian
Diminutive of SIET.
SIEUWERD m Dutch
Dutch form of SIGURD.
SIEVERT m German
German variant of SIEGWARD or SIEGFRIED.
SIFISO m Southern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIGDAG m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".
SIGEBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Means "bright victory", derived from Old English sige "victory" and beorht "bright". This was the name of a king of Wessex. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
SIGEWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".
SIGFRID (1) m Swedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRIDO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGGE m Swedish
Diminutive of SIGMUND, SIGFRID (1), and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
SIGI m & f German
Diminutive of SIEGFRIED, SIEGLINDE, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
SIGIBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGBERT.
SIGIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGIHARD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHARD.
SIGIHERI m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGER.
SIGIMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGMAR.
SIGIMUND m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIGMUND.
SIGISMONDO m Italian
Italian form of SIGISMUND.
SIGISMUND m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
SIGIVALD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and wald "rule".
SIGIWARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
SIGMUND m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
SIGMUNDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGMUND.
SIGURD m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the Volsungasaga, which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
SIGURÐUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARD m Swedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SIKANDAR m Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIKKE m Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
SILAS m English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SILOUANOS m Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVANO m Italian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUS m Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva meaning "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVER m & f English (Rare)
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
SILVESTER m Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTR m Czech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRO m Italian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SILVIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SÍLVIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SILVIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SILVIUS.
SILVIU m Romanian
Romanian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUS m Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva meaning "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SIMÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SIMON (1).
SIMAS m Lithuanian
Short form of SIMONAS.
SIMBA (1) m Southern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2) m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie The Lion King (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
SIMCHA f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
ŠIME m Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIME m Macedonian
Macedonian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMEN m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMEON m Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
SIMION m Romanian
Romanian form of SIMEON.
SIMIYU m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
ŠIMO m Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMO m Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMON m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
SIMÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of SIMON (1). This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SIMON (1) m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) meaning "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
SIMON (2) m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.
SIMONAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONE (2) m Italian
Italian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONI m Georgian
Georgian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMONIDES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) meaning "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.
SIMONU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
SIMRAN f & m Punjabi, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "meditation", derived from Sanskrit स्मरण (smarana) meaning "recollection".
ŠIMUN m Croatian
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
SIN m Semitic Mythology
From earlier Akkadian Su'en, of unknown meaning. This was the name of the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian god of the moon. He was closely identified with the Sumerian god Nanna.
SIN-AHHI-ERIBA m Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of SENNACHERIB.
SINCLAIR m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint CLAIR". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).
SINDRE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
SINDRI m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.
SINGH m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
SINIŠA m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SINJIN m English (British, Rare)
Phonetic variant of ST JOHN.
SÌOLTACH m Scottish
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
SIÔN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN, via Old French Jehan.
SIÔR m Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORS m Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORUS m Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIOTHRÚN m Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SIPHO m Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
SIRIUS m Astronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σειριος (seirios) meaning "burning".
SISAY m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
SISTO m Italian
Italian form of SIXTUS.
SISU m Finnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
SÍTHEACH m Irish (Rare)
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.
SITHEMBILE f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SI-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SIVA m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see SHIVA (1)).
ŞIVAN m Kurdish
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
SIVERT m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of SIEVERT.
SI-WOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 시우 (see SI-U).
SIXTE m French (Rare)
French form of SIXTUS.
SIXTEN m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Sigsteinn, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and steinn "stone".
SIXTUS m Late Roman
Latin form of the Greek name Ξυστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".
SIYABONGA m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIZWE m Southern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
SJAAK m Dutch
Dutch form of JACQUES or ISAAC.
SJAKIE m Dutch
Diminutive of SJAAK.
SJANG m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Iohannes, via the French form JEAN (1).
SJAREL m Limburgish
Limburgish form of CHARLES.
SJEF m Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
SJENG m Limburgish
Variant of SJANG.
SJOERD m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of SIGURD.
SJORS m Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
SJRA m Limburgish
Limburgish form of GERARD. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Gérard.
SJURD m Norwegian
Norwegian form of SIGURD.
SKANDA m Hinduism
Means "hopping, spurting, spilling" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of war, also known as Kartikeya or Murugan. He is worshipped especially by the Tamils in southern India.
SKENANDOA m Native American, Oneida
Probably from the name of the Shenandoah River in the eastern United States, which is of uncertain origin. This was the name of an 18th-century Oneida chief.
SKËNDER m Albanian
Short form of ALEKSANDËR.
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