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French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSARmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
Italian form of CAESAR.
Diminutive of CESARE.
Portuguese form of CAESARIUS.
Short form of FRANCESC.
CÉZARmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZARmRomanian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Romanian form of CAESAR, as well as a Brazilian Portuguese variant of CÉSAR.
CEZÁRIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of CESÁRIO.
Polish form of CAESAR.
From a surname which was derived from the name of towns in England, meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD" in Old English.
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".
Short form of CHESTER.
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CHRISm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CHRISTERmSwedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish diminutive of CHRISTIAN.
Dutch form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANmEnglish, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. A famous bearer was Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
Galician form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CICEROmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "chickpea" from Latin cicer. Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero) was a statesman, orator and author of the 1st century BC.
Romanian form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CIPRIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CLAIRmFrench, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
From an English surname meaning "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec which originally meant "priest". A famous bearer of the surname was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America. It was also borne by the American actor Clark Gable (1901-1960).
CLARUSmLate Roman
Masculine Latin form of CLARA. This was the name of several early saints.
Variant of CLAUDE.
CLAUDEm & fFrench, English
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon. It was imported to Britain in the 16th century by the aristocratic Hamilton family, who had French connections. A famous bearer of this name was the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Portuguese form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of CLAUDIUS.
Romanian form of CLAUDIUS.
CLAUDIUSmAncient Roman
From a Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin claudus meaning "lame, crippled". This was the name of a patrician family prominent in Roman politics. The ancestor of the family was said to have been a 6th-century BC Sabine leader named Attius Clausus, who adopted the name Appius Claudius upon becoming a Roman citizen. The family produced several Roman emperors of the 1st century, including the emperor known simply as Claudius. He was poisoned by his wife Agrippina in order to bring her son Nero (Claudius's stepson) to power. The name was later borne by several early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Besançon.
Short form of CLEMENT.
CLEMENSmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Original Latin form of CLEMENT, as well as the German, Dutch and Scandinavian form.
French form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
English form of the Late Latin name Clemens (or sometimes of its derivative Clementius) which meant "merciful, gentle". This was the name of 14 popes, including Saint Clement I, the third pope, one of the Apostolic Fathers. Another saint by this name was Clement of Alexandria, a 3rd-century theologian and church father who attempted to reconcile Christian and Platonic philosophies. It has been in general as a given name in Christian Europe (in various spellings) since early times. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, though it was revived in the 19th century.
CLEMENTEmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
Derivative of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
Spanish form of Climacus, derived from Greek κλιμαξ (klimax) "ladder". The 7th-century monk Saint John Climacus (also known as John of the Ladder) acquired this name because he wrote a book called 'The Ladder of Divine Ascent'.
Catalan form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLOELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning.
CNAEUSmAncient Roman
Roman variant of GNAEUS.
COLIN (1)mScottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
Variant of COLUM.
Diminutive of Colm (see COLUM). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
Italian form of COLUMBA.
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.
COLUMBAm & fLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
Possibly an Irish diminutive of COLUMBA. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columban of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.
Masculine form of CONCETTA.
CONNIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of CONSTANCE and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of CORNELIUS or CONRAD.
Late Latin name meaning "constant, steadfast". This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor, a son of Constantine the Great.
CONSTANTmFrench, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name CONSTANS. It was also used by the Puritans as a vocabulary name, from the English word constant.
Dutch form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANTINmRomanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).
Late Latin name which was a derivative of CONSTANS.
CONSUSmRoman Mythology
Possibly derived from Latin conserere meaning "to sow, to plant". Consus was a Roman god of the harvest and grain.
Diminutive of CORNELIS.
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
Dutch form of CORNELIUS.
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIUSmAncient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name which possibly derives from the Latin element cornu "horn". In Acts in the New Testament Cornelius is a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. After speaking with Peter he converts to Christianity, and he is traditionally deemed the first gentile convert. The name was also borne by a few early saints, including a 3rd-century pope. In England it came into use in the 16th century, partly due to Dutch influence.
From a surname which was derived from the given name CORNELIUS.
Romanian variant of CONSTANTIN.
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Italian form of CONSTANS.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Romanian short form of CONSTANTIN.
CRESCENSmLate Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name which was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
Latin name which was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRISPIANmEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval variant of CRISPIN.
CRISPINmEnglish (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Crispinus which was derived from the name CRISPUS. Saint Crispin was a 3rd-century Roman who was martyred with his twin brother Crispinian in Gaul. They are the patrons of shoemakers. They were popular saints in England during the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
CRISPUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "curly-haired" in Latin.
Diminutive of CRISTIAN.
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
Romanian form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRUZf & mSpanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
From a surname, either CULLEN (1) or CULLEN (2).
CUPIDmRoman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.
Andalusian diminutive of FRANCISCO.
Portuguese form of CUSTODIO.
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
CYPRIANmPolish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
CYPRIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
French form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
Medieval short form of DURANTE. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the 'Divine Comedy'.
Possibly a variant of DEVIN influenced by DAVID.
DEANGELOmAfrican American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
DECIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "tenth" in Latin.
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
Masculine form of DELPHINA. Saint Delphinus was a 4th-century bishop of Bordeaux.
French form of DEODATUS.
Portuguese form of DEODATUS.
Variant of ADEODATUS or DEUSDEDIT. This name was borne by several saints.
Diminutive of DESIDERIO.
Derived from Latin desideratum meaning "desired". This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
Portuguese form of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
Derived from Latin desiderium "longing, desire". It was the name of several early saints. It was also borne in the 8th century by the last king of the Lombard Kingdom.
Masculine form of DÉSIRÉE.
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).
DEVINm & fEnglish, Irish
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVONm & fEnglish
Variant of DEVIN. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.
Hungarian form of Desiderius (see DESIDERIO).
Catalan form of DIDACUS.
DIDACUSmMedieval Spanish
Form of DIEGO found in medieval Latin records.
French form of DESIDERIO.
Possibly a shortened form of SANTIAGO. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχη (didache) "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain. Other famous bearers of this name include Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona (1960-).
Means "given by God" in French, used as a French form of DEUSDEDIT.
Croatian diminutive of DOMINIC.
DINOmItalian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
Italian form of DEODATUS.
Portuguese form of DIEGO. This name was borne by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão.
Short form of DOMINIC.
Slovene form of DOMINIC.
Italian form of DOMINIC. Domenico Veneziano was a Renaissance painter who lived in Florence.
Spanish form of DOMINIC.
Portuguese form of DOMINIC.
From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in England, starting around the 13th century. It is primarily used by Catholics.
DOMINICUSmLate Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of DOMINIC, as well as the modern Dutch form.
DOMINIQUEf & mFrench
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
Lithuanian form of DOMINIC.
From the Roman cognomen Domitianus, itself derived from the family name DOMITIUS. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Domitianus.
DOMITIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was probably derived from Latin domitus meaning "having been tamed".
Hungarian form of DOMINIC.
Hungarian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
DONATmFrench (Rare), Occitan (Rare), Catalan (Rare), Polish (Rare)
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Lithuanian form of Donatus (see DONATO).
Diminutive of DONATO. The Renaissance sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi was better known as Donatello.
Derivative of Donatus (see DONATO). This was the name of a few early saints.
French form of DONATIANUS.
DONATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the Late Latin name Donatus meaning "given". Several early saints had this name. The name was also borne by two Renaissance masters: the sculptor Donato di Niccolo di Bette Bardi (also known as Donatello), and the architect Donato Bramante.
DONATUSmLate Roman
Latin form of DONATO.
Diminutive of ANDON.
Diminutive of ANDON.
DRUSUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name, also sometimes used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Claudia family. Apparently the name was first assumed by a Roman warrior who killed a Gallic chieftain named Drausus in single combat. Drausus possibly derives from a Celtic element meaning "strong".
DUILIOmItalian, Spanish
From the Roman name Duilius, which is possibly derived from Latin duellum "war". This was the name of a Roman consul who defeated the Carthaginians in a naval battle.
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
DURANSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans which meant "enduring".
Scottish Gaelic form of HILARY.
Finnish form of EMIL.
Finnish form of EMIL.
From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus in Ionia. This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century.
Lithuanian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
Italian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
Probably from the Latin name Ennianus, a derivative of Ennius (see ENNIO). It is also a modern Welsh word meaning "anvil". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh king who is considered a saint in some Christian traditions.
ELIGIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELIGIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name derived from Latin eligere "to choose". The 7th-century Saint Eligius is the patron saint of metalworkers.
Polish form of ELIGIUS.
Italian form of AELIUS or HELIOS.
Anglicized form of EALAIR.
From an English surname which was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
French form of ELIGIUS.
Catalan form of ELIGIUS.
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
Dutch form of EMERENTIUS.
Derived from Latin emereo meaning "to fully deserve".
From the Late Latin name Emygdius, which was possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name (of unknown meaning). Saint Emygdius was a 3rd-century bishop and martyr, the patron saint against earthquakes.
Dutch form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Spanish form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMILmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
French form of Aemilius (see EMIL). This name was borne by French author Émile Zola (1840-1902).
Romanian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMILIANOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was itself derived from the family name Aemilius (see EMIL).
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMILIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Lithuanian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Latvian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Probably from the name of an ancient region in Wales, its name meaning "around the valley". It has also been suggested that this name is a Welsh form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
Latin form of EMIDIO.
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.
ENNIUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of ENNIO.
Form of AHENOBARBUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
The meaning of this name is uncertain. In some cases it seems to be an old Italian form of HEINZ, though in other cases it could be a variant of the Germanic name ANZO. In modern times it is also used as a short form of names ending in enzo, such as VINCENZO or LORENZO.
Latin form of EFISIO.
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
Italian form of AETIUS.
Dutch short form of BONIFAAS or SERVAAS.
Hungarian form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
Spanish form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIANmGerman, Dutch, Polish, English
From the Roman cognomen Fabianus, which was derived from FABIUS. Saint Fabian was a 3rd-century pope.
FABIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of FABIAN.
French form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIJANmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
Portuguese form of FABIUS.
FABIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FABIUS.
FABIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin faba "bean". Quintus Fabius Maximus was the Roman general who used delaying tactics to halt the invasion of Hannibal in the 3rd century BC.
Diminutive of FÁBIÁN.
French form of the Roman family name Fabricius, which was derived from Latin faber "craftsman". Gaius Fabricius Luscinus was a 3rd-century BC Roman general and statesman.
FABRICIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FABRICIUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of FABRICE.
Italian form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FAUNUSmRoman Mythology
Possibly means "to befriend" from Latin. Faunus was a Roman god of fertility, forests, and agriculture.
From a German surname which was derived from the Latin name FAUSTUS. This is the name of a character in German legends about a man who makes a deal with the devil. He is believed to be based on the character of Dr. Johann Faust (1480-1540). His story was adapted by writers such as Christopher Marlowe and Goethe.
FAUSTINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Faustinus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FAUSTUS. Faustinus was the name of several early saints.
FAUSTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FAUSTUS.
FAUSTUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "auspicious, lucky" in Latin. It was also occasionally used as a praenomen, or given name. This was the name of several early Christian saints.
Italian form of FIDEL.
Italian form of FELIX.
FELICIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman name Felicianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FELIX.
Original Latin form of FELICIANO.
French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
Masculine form of FELICIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a companion of Saint Castor of Karden.
Polish form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FELIKSmRussian, Slovene, Polish
Russian, Slovene and Polish form of FELIX.
FELINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "cat-like". This was the name of a possibly legendary saint who was martyred with Gratian in the 3rd century.
FELIUmCatalan (Rare)
Catalan form of FELIX.
FÉLIXmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of FELIX.
FELIXmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul.... [more]
Hungarian form of FRANCIS.
Diminutive of FERENC.
Diminutive of FERENC.
Spanish form of FIRMIN.
Basque form of FIRMIN.
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.
FESTERmDutch (Rare)
Possibly a short form of SILVESTER.
FESTUSmAncient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman cognomen which possibly meant "festival, holiday" in Latin. This was the name of a Roman official in the New Testament.
Welsh form of FRANCIS.
From the Late Latin name Fidelis which meant "faithful". A famous bearer was revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016), the former president of Cuba.
FIDELISmLate Roman
Original form of FIDEL.
FIOREf & mItalian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Italian form of FLORINUS.
FIRMINmFrench, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
FIRMINOmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of FIRMIN.
Latin form of FIRMIN.
From the Roman family name Flavianus, which was derived from FLAVIUS. This was the name of several early saints including a 5th-century patriarch of Constantinople who was beaten to death.
Italian form of FLAVIAN.
French form of FLAVIAN.
Portuguese form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FLAVIUS.
Romanian form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.
FLOORm & fDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLORENCEf & mEnglish, 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]
FLORENCIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Latin name which was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FLORIANmGerman, Polish, French
From the Roman name Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, is the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
Italian form of FLORIAN.
Croatian form of FLORIAN.
Romanian form of FLORINUS.
Latin name which was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLOROmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
FLORUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin flos meaning "flower".
Welsh form of VALENTINE (1).
Variant of FORREST, or else directly from the English word forest.
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
FORTUNATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FOSTER (1)mEnglish
From an English surname which has several different origins: see FOSTER (1), FOSTER (2), FOSTER (3) and FOSTER (4).
FRANm & fSpanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
Slovene form of FRANCIS.
Catalan form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Italian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
Corsican form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
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