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AARENm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
ABIAHm & fBiblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ADINA (1)m & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
AERON (1)m & fWelsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERON (2)f & mWelsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AKIRAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
ALDUSm & fMedieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALLYNm & fEnglish
Variant or feminine form of ALAN.
ALMASf & mArabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALMOGm & fHebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALPHAf & mEnglish
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
AMANIf & mArabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMETSm & fBasque
Means "dream" in Basque.
AMOREm & fItalian
Italian form of AMOR.
AMOURm & fFrench
French form of AMOR.
ANDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANGELm & fEnglish, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ARDENm & fEnglish
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARIELm & fHebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).
ARLIEf & mEnglish
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.
ARUNAm & fHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ASTONm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASUKAf & mJapanese
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.
ATHOLm & fScottish
From the name of a district in Scotland which was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIYAm & fArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
AVERYm & fEnglish
From a surname which was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVIYAm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AYTAÇm & fTurkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
BAAKOm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BERNYm & fEnglish
Variant of BERNIE.
BİLGEm & fTurkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BLAIRm & fScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BORNAm & fCroatian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BRETTm & fEnglish
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).
BRIARm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the thorny plant.
BROOKm & fEnglish
From an English surname which denoted one who lived near a brook.
BUHLEf & mSouthern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
CAHYAm & fIndonesian
Variant of CAHAYA.
CAHYOm & fIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of CAHAYA.
CANDEf & mSpanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CAREYm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARMOm & fPortuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROL (1)f & mEnglish
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".
CARONf & mWelsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CASEYm & fEnglish, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH". This name can be given in honour of Casey Jones (1863-1900), a train engineer who sacrificed his life to save his passengers. In his case, Casey was a nickname acquired because he was raised in the town of Cayce, Kentucky.
CEDARf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
CHANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (chāng) meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), (chàng) meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or (cháng) meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.
CHENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
CHIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God's power" in Igbo.
CHRISm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
DARBYm & fEnglish
From an English surname, which was derived from the name of the town of Derby, meaning "deer town" in Old Norse.
DARCYf & mEnglish
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).
DENİZf & mTurkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DERYAf & mTurkish
Means "sea, ocean" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
DESTAf & mEastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
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.
DIKLAm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DÎYARf & mKurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DORJIf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
DURGAf & mHinduism, 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.
DUSTYm & fEnglish
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
DUYGUm & fTurkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
EDDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EHSANm & fPersian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EJIROm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EKENEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "praise, thanks" in Igbo.
ELIANm & fDutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ELVANf & mTurkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
EMERYm & fEnglish
Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
ENFYSm & fWelsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
EVRENm & fTurkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
EZHILm & fTamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
FARAHm & fArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FIOREf & mItalian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
FLANNm & fIrish
Means "red" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a 9th-century king of Tara in Ireland.
FLOORm & fDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
GABBYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GAYLEf & mEnglish
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GERRYm & fEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GIANGf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GOMERm & fBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GREERf & mScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GÜNAYf & mTurkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
HADARf & mHebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HANNE (1)f & mDanish, 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).
HAPPYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARIS (2)m & fGreek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HAVENf & mEnglish
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HEIKEf & mLow German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HENNYm & fDutch
Dutch diminutive and feminine form of HENDRIK.
HOSNIm & fArabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HUANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
HUSNIm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic حسن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HYEONm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
IDOWUm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IFIOKm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IHSANm & fArabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IKRAMf & mArabic
Means "honour" in Arabic.
ILHAMm & fArabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
İLKAYf & mTurkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
IMANIf & mEastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
INNESm & fScottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.
ISEULf & mKorean
Means "dew" in Korean.
'ISMATm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ITOROm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
IVORYm & fAfrican American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance which comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
JADENm & fEnglish (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name first became common in American in the 1990s when similar-sounding names were increasing in popularity. It is sometimes considered a variant of JADON.
JAFFEm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
JAMIEm & fScottish, English
Originally a Lowland Scots diminutive of JAMES. Since the late 19th century it has also been used as a feminine form.
JEONGf & mKorean
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.
JERRYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JEREMY, JEROME, GERALD, GERALDINE, and other names beginning with the same sound. A notable bearer was American comedian Jerry Lewis (1926-2017).
JEWELf & mEnglish
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.
JIANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
JI-MINf & mKorean
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.
JINANm & fArabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
JI-WOOf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JI-U.
JOOLSm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOTHIf & mTamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
JOYCEf & mEnglish
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).
JULES (2)f & mEnglish
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JUSTYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JU-WONm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (ju) meaning "circumference" combined with (won) meaning "first, origin" or (won) meaning "beautiful woman". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JYOTIf & mIndian, 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.
KADEKm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KAEDEf & mJapanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KAIPOm & fHawaiian
Means "the sweetheart" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and ipo "sweetheart".
KAMONm & fThai
Means "heart, mind" in Thai.
KANTAf & mIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTIf & mHinduism, 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.
KAORUf & mJapanese
From Japanese (kaoru), (kaoru), (kaoru) all meaning "fragrance, fragrant", as well as other kanji having the same reading.
KAPUAf & mHawaiian
Means "the flower" or "the child" from Hawaiian ka, a definite article, and pua "flower, offspring".
KARAMm & fArabic
Means "generosity" in Arabic.
KARMAm & fBhutanese
From the Sanskrit word कर्म (karma) meaning "action, deed, fate".
KASEYm & fEnglish
Variant of CASEY.
KAYIN (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "celebrated child" in Yoruba.
KEAHIf & mHawaiian
Means "the fire" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ahi "fire".
KEALAf & mHawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
KEANUm & fHawaiian
Means "the cool breeze" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and anu "coolness". This name is now associated with Canadian actor Keanu Reeves (1964-).
KELLYm & fIrish, English
Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).
KEONEm & fHawaiian
Means "the homeland" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and one "sand, homeland".
KERRYm & fEnglish
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KETUTm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KEVYNm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of KEVIN.
KIRANf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KULAPf & mThai
Means "rose" in Thai.
KYRIEm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the name of a Christian prayer, also called the Kyrie eleison meaning "Lord, have mercy". It is ultimately from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". In America it was popularized as a masculine name by basketball player Kyrie Irving (1992-), whose name is pronounced differently than the prayer.
KYUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of GYEONG.
LACEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of LACY.
LAXMIf & mIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LEHUAf & mHawaiian
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
LEIGHf & mEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of LEE.
LEITHm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.
LHAMOf & mTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
LINDYm & fEnglish
Originally this was a masculine name, coming into use in America in 1927 when the dance called the Lindy Hop became popular. The dance was probably named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later this name was used as a diminutive of LINDA.
LIRONm & fHebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LOGANm & fScottish, English
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LORENm & fEnglish
Either a short form of LAURENCE (1) (masculine) or a variant of LAUREN (feminine).
LUCKYm & fEnglish, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
MADHUf & mIndian, 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).
MALAKf & mArabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MARAMf & mArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARÍAf & mSpanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIAf & mItalian, 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]
MARIEf & mFrench, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.... [more]
MEADEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MICHA (2)m & fGerman, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHI (1)m & fJapanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)m & fGerman
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MINKEm & fFrisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MIN-SUm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
MITRA (1)m & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MOANAf & mMaori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MONETf & mVarious
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).
MORANf & mHebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MOTYAm & fRussian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MYUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of MYEONG.
NAOMI (2)f & mJapanese
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.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NDIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NESİMm & fTurkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NGOZIf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NHUNGf & mVietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NICKYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NILAMf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NIMATf & mArabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NITYAf & mIndian, 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.
NOGAHm & fBiblical, 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.
NURULm & fArabic, 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").
OCEANm & fEnglish (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.
ODELLm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dyeing.
OLLIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OMEGAm & fVarious
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
OYIBOm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
ÖZGÜRm & fTurkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
PADMAf & mHinduism, 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.
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PETIAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
PETYAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QUINNm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUỲNHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
RADHAf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RAHATm & fArabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAINEf & mEnglish (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.
RANDYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
RATNAf & mIndian, 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.
RAVENf & mEnglish
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.
RAVIDm & fHebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAYANm & fArabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
REYESf & mSpanish
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.
RICKIm & fEnglish
Masculine and feminine diminutive of RICHARD.
RILEYm & fEnglish
From a surname which comes from two distinct sources. As an Irish surname it is a variant of REILLY. As an English surname it is derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English.
RIVERm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".
ROBINm & fEnglish, Dutch, Swedish
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.
ROTEMm & fHebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
ROWANm & fIrish, English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning "descendant of RUADHÁN". This name can also be given in reference to the rowan tree.
RÜŞENm & fTurkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
SABAHf & mArabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SACHAm & fFrench
French form of SASHA.
SAMMYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SANDYm & fEnglish
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANYA (2)m & fRussian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHAm & fRussian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHIm & fIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SELBYm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SEONGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
SEUNGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SEVANf & mArmenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
SHANI (1)f & mHebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHURAf & mRussian
Russian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA or ALEKSANDR.
SLAVAm & fRussian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SONAMf & mTibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SOTHYm & fKhmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
STACYf & mEnglish
Either a diminutive of ANASTASIA, or else from a surname which was derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
STEPHf & mEnglish
Short form of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE.
STONEm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
STORMm & fEnglish (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
SU-BINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SU-JINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUMANm & fBengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUNANm & fThai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
SUNNYf & mEnglish
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
TASHIm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
TERRY (1)m & fEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERRY (2)m & fEnglish
Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.
THANHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
TIBBYf & mEnglish
Diminutive of TABITHA or THEOBALD.
TIRTAm & fIndonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TOVIAm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TRACYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel 'The Pickwick Papers' (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
TUTKUf & mTurkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
UDUAKm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UZOMAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
VANJAm & fCroatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Croatian and Serbian (masculine and feminine) form of VANYA. It is also used in Scandinavia, where it is primarily feminine.
VANNA (2)f & mKhmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VASKAm & fRussian, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).
VIENOf & mFinnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
VOSGIf & mArmenian
Variant transcription of VOSKI.
VOSKIf & mArmenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
WAYANm & fIndonesian, Balinese
From Balinese wayah meaning "old, mature", ultimately from Sanskrit वयस् (vayas) meaning "energy, strength, age". This name is traditionally given to the first-born child.
WILLYm & fEnglish, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WOBBEm & fFrisian
Variant and feminine form of WOB.
WYNNE (1)m & fWelsh
Variant of WYN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
XIANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XINYIm & fChinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAFFEm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAHUIf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAZHUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YEONGf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.
YIJUNm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YOSHIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG.
YUUKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUVALm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZHENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhèng) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (zhèng) meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZHONGm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" or (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.
ZOHARm & fHebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
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