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ABD AL-HAMIDmArabic
Means "servant of the praiseworthy" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with حميد (hamid) meaning "praiseworthy". This was the name of two sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
ABD AL-KADERmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-QADIR.
ABD AL-KARIMmArabic
Means "servant of the generous" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with كريم (karim) meaning "generous".
ABD AL-LATIFmArabic
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".
ABD AL-MALIKmArabic
Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ملك (malik) meaning "king". This was the name of the fifth Umayyad caliph, who made Arabic the official language of the empire.
ABD AL-QADIRmArabic
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.
ABDUL-HAMIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-HAMID.
ADALHEIDISfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
ADALLINDISfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
ADETOKUNBOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ÆLFÞRYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFREDA.
ÆLFTHRYTHfAnglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see ELFREDA).
AEMILIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of EMILIANO.
ÆÐELMÆRmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and mær "famous". It is a cognate of ADELMAR.
ÆTHELNOÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".
ÆÐELRÆDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELSTANmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone". This was the name of an early king of England. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend". This name became rare after the Norman conquest. Saint Æðelwine was a 7th-century bishop of Lindsey, England.
AHURA MAZDAmPersian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
AIKATERINEfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
AIKATERINIfGreek
Variant transcription of EKATERINI.
ALASTRÍONAfIrish
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
ALCIBIADESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκιβιαδης (Alkibiades), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and βια (bia) "force" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war.
ALEKSANDËRmAlbanian
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDREmGeorgian
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDROmEsperanto
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRSmLatvian
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
ALESSANDRAfItalian
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
ALESSANDROmItalian
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
ALEXANDRIAfEnglish
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. Alexander the Great founded several cities by this name (or renamed them) as he extended his empire eastward. The most notable of these is Alexandria in Egypt, founded by Alexander in 331 BC.
ALIAKSANDRmBelarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXANDER.
ALKIVIADISmGreek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALPHONSINEfFrench
French feminine diminutive of ALFONSO.
ANASTASIJAfLatvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αναστασιος (Anastasios) which meant "resurrection" from Greek αναστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ανα (ana) "up" and στασις (stasis) "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ANASTASIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANASTAZIJAfCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANASZTÁZIAfHungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIA.
ANAXAGORASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANDROMACHEfGreek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.
ANDRONICUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ανδρονικος (Andronikos) which meant "victory of a man", from ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This name was used by Shakespeare in his play 'Titus Andronicus' (1593).
ANNUNZIATAfItalian
Means "announced" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
ANTOINETTEfFrench
Feminine diminutive of ANTOINE. This name was borne by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine.
ANTONIETTAfItalian
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
APOLLONIOSmAncient Greek
From an ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god APOLLO. It was borne by a Greek poet of the 3rd century BC. Several saints have also had this name.
ARCHEMBALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
ARCHIMEDESmAncient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) "master" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
ARISTEIDESmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTEIDISmGreek
Variant transcription of ARISTIDIS.
ARISTOCLESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αριστοκλης (Aristokles) which meant "the best glory", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
ARTAXERXESmAncient Persian (Hellenized), Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ARTEMISIOSmAncient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
AÐALBJÖRGfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
ATHANASIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
AUGUSTINASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AURELIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.
BALDASSAREmItalian
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
BARRFHIONNmIrish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARTOLOMEJmSlovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEUmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BEAUREGARDmEnglish (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful outlook".
BELSHAZZARmAncient Near Eastern, Biblical
From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sarra-usur meaning "BA'AL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before it was conquered by the Persians in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar is the last king of Babylon who sees the mystical handwriting on the wall, which is interpreted by Daniel to portend the end of the empire.
BENEDICTUSmLate Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of BENEDICT, as well as the modern Dutch form.
BENEDIKTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENJAMINASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of BENJAMIN.
BEORHTSIGEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and sige "victory".
BERAHTHRAMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM.
BERENGARIAfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized feminine form of BERENGAR. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.
BERNADETTEfFrench, English
French feminine form of BERNARD. Saint Bernadette was a young woman from Lourdes in France who claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary.
BERNARDINAfItalian
Italian feminine diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDINEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDITAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of BERNARD.
BETELGEUSEmAstronomy
The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).
BIENVENIDAfSpanish
Derived from Spanish bienvenido meaning "welcome".
BLAGORODNAfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Means "noble" in Macedonian and Bulgarian.
BLODEUWEDDfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.
BOAVENTURAmPortuguese
Portuguese form of BONAVENTURA.
BONACCORSOmItalian (Rare)
From a medieval Italian name derived from bono "good" and accorso "haste, rush, help".
BORGHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of BORGHILD.
BRANISLAVAfSerbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene
Serbian, Slovak, Czech and Slovene feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRATISLAVAfSerbian
Feminine form of BRATISLAV. This is the name of the capital city of Slovakia, though it is unrelated.
BRONISLAVAfCzech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRYNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of BRYNHILDR.
CADWALADERmWelsh
Means "leader of the battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwaladr "leader". This was the name of a Welsh saint of the 7th century.
CANDELARIAfSpanish
Means "Candlemas" in Spanish, ultimately derived from Spanish candela "candle". This name is given in honour of the church festival of Candlemas, which commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.
CANDELARIOmSpanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
CASSIOPEIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κασσιοπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιεπεια (Kassiepeia), possibly meaning "cassia juice". In Greek myth Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda. She was changed into a constellation and placed in the northern sky after she died.
CEALLACHÁNmIrish
Diminutive of CEALLACH.
CHEFTZI-BAHfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
CHESTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
CHIDIEBEREm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIRANJIVImIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
CHLODOCHARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHLODOVECHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUDWIG.
CHRISTABELfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of CHRISTINA and the name suffix bel. This name occurs in medieval literature, and was later used by Samuel Coleridge in his poem 'Christabel' (1800).
CHRISTELLEfFrench
French diminutive of CHRISTINE.
CHRISTIAANmDutch
Dutch form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANAfEnglish, Late Roman
Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANEfGerman, French
German and French feminine form of CHRISTIAN.
CHRYSANTHIfGreek
Modern Greek feminine form of CHRYSANTHOS.
CINDERELLAfLiterature
From the French name Cendrillon which means "little ashes". This is best known as the main character in the fairy tale 'Cinderella'.
CLÉMENTINEfFrench
French feminine form of CLEMENT.
CLEMENTIUSmLate Roman
Derivative of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLODOVICUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
COLUMBANUSmLate Roman
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.
CONCEPCIÓNfSpanish
Means "conception" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. A city in Chile bears this name.
CONCHOBHARmIrish, Irish Mythology
Original Irish form of CONOR.
CONSTÂNCIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of CONSTANTIA.
CONSTANTIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Constantius, which was itself derived from CONSTANS.
CONSTANTINmRomanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CORRAIDHÍNmAncient Irish
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
COSTANTINOmItalian
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CRESCENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
CROCIFISSAfItalian
Means "crucifix" in Italian.
CUAUHTÉMOCmNative American, Nahuatl
Means "falling eagle" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the last Aztec emperor, ruling until he was captured and executed by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in the year 1525.
CÚCHULAINNmIrish Mythology
Means "hound of Culann" in Irish. This was the usual name of the warrior hero who was named Sétanta at birth, given to him because he took the place of one of Culann's hounds after he accidentally killed it. Irish legend tells of Cúchulainn's many adventures, including his single-handed defense of Ulster against the army of Queen Medb.
DEMOCRITUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημοκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δημος (demos) "the people" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
DEMOSTRATEfAncient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δημος (demos) "the people" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
DESIDERIUSmLate Roman
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.
DESSISLAVAfBulgarian
Variant transcription of DESISLAVA.
DIEUDONNÉEfFrench
Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ.
DIOCLETIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Diocletianus, a derivative of DIOKLES. This was the name of a Roman emperor of the 3rd and 4th centuries. He is remembered for persecuting Christians, but he also reformed and stabilized the crumbling Empire.
DOBROSLAVAfCzech
Feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
DOBROSŁAWAfPolish
Polish feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
DONATIANUSmLate Roman
Derivative of Donatus (see DONATO). This was the name of a few early saints.
DONATIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of DONATIANUS.
DONNDUBHÁNmAncient Irish
Composed of the Gaelic element donn "brown" combined with dubh "dark" and a diminutive suffix.
DRAHOSLAVAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
DULCIBELLAfEnglish (Archaic)
From Latin dulcis "sweet" and bella "beautiful". The usual medieval spelling of this name was Dowsabel, and the Latinized form Dulcibella was revived in the 18th century.
EFSTATHIOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
EJIROGHENEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
ELEFTHERIAfGreek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
ELISABETTAfItalian
Italian form of ELIZABETH.
EMERENTIUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin emereo meaning "to fully deserve".
EMMANUELLEfFrench
French feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMPERATRIZfSpanish
Means "empress" in Spanish.
ENGUERRANDmMedieval French
Medieval French form of the Germanic name Engilram, which was composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and hramn "raven". This was the name of several French nobles from Picardy.
ENKHJARGALfMongolian
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
EPIMETHEUSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek επιμηθεια (epimetheia) meaning "hindsight, hindthought". In Greek mythology he was a Titan, the brother of the god of forethought Prometheus.
EPIPHANIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of EPIFANIO.
EPIPHANIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
ERESHKIGALfNear Eastern Mythology
Means "lady of the great earth" in Sumerian. In Sumerian and Babylonian mythology she was the violent goddess of death and the underworld.
ERMINTRUDEfEnglish (Archaic)
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
ESPIRIDIÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of SPYRIDON.
ÉTIENNETTEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
EUPHROSYNEfGreek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUSTACHIUSmLate Roman
Possibly from the Greek name EUSTACHYS or from the same source. This (or Eustathius) is the Latin name of Saint Eustace.
EUSTATHIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ευσταθιος (Eustathios), derived from the Greek word ευσταθης (eustathes) meaning "well-built, stable". It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and ‘ιστημι (histemi) "to stand, to set up". This was the name of a few early saints, including the 2nd-century martyr also known as Eustachius (see Eustace).
EUSTORGIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eustorgios (see EUSTORGIO).
EVANGELIJAfMacedonian
Macedonian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVANGELINEfEnglish
Means "good news" from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελμα (angelma) "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem 'Evangeline' (1847). It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
EVANGELIYAfBulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVPRAKSIYAfRussian
Variant transcription of YEVPRAKSIYA.
FEARDORCHAmIrish
Means "dark man" from Gaelic fear "man" and dorcha "dark".
FELICIANUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of FELICIANO.
FELICIDADEfPortuguese
Portuguese form of FELICITAS. It also means "happiness" in Portuguese.
FÉLICIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FERDINANDOmItalian
Italian form of FERDINAND.
FIONNBHARRmIrish
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.
FIONNGHALLmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of FINGAL.
FLORENTIUSmLate Roman
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FRANCISQUEmFrench
French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.
FRANCISZEKmPolish
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISZKAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCAfSardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKAfBasque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKOmBasque
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FREDERIKKEfDanish
Danish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FRIDESWIDEfHistory
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
FRIEDEMANNmGerman
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
FRIEDERIKEfGerman
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
GABRIELIUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GABRIEL.
GALCHOBHARmAncient Irish
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
GEERTRUIDAfDutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GETHSEMANEfVarious
From a biblical place name, the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. It is derived from Γεθσημανι (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "oil vat". It is very rarely used as a given name.
GIANFRANCOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
GIOACCHINOmItalian
Italian form of JOACHIM.
GIUSEPPINAfItalian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GOTTSCHALKmGerman (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements god "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
GUNNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUÐMUNDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUDMUND.
GUÐRÍÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUÐRÍÐR.
HABIBULLAHmArabic
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).
HAREGEWOINfEastern African, Amharic
Means "vine tree" in Amharic.
HATSHEPSUTfAncient Egyptian
Means "foremost of noble women" in Egyptian. This was the name of a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. She may have been the first woman to take the title of Pharaoh.
HEPHAESTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ηφαιστος (Hephaistos), meaning unknown. It probably shares its origin with the Minoan city of Φαιστος (Phaistos), which is of Pre-Greek origin. In Greek mythology Hephaestus was the god of fire and forging, the husband of the unfaithful Aphrodite. It was said that when he was born Hera, his mother, was so displeased with his physical deformities that she hurled him off the top of Mount Olympus.
HERMAGORASmAncient Greek
From the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". Saint Hermagoras (3rd century) was the first bishop of Aquileia in Italy.
HERMOGENESmAncient Greek
Means "born of Hermes" from the name of the messenger god HERMES combined with Greek γενης (genes) "born".
HIERONYMOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of JEROME.
HIERONYMUSmGerman, Dutch (Archaic), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of JEROME used in Germany and the Netherlands. Hieronymus Bosch was a 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.
HIEZECIHELmBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of EZEKIEL.
HILDEBRANDmGerman (Archaic), Ancient Germanic
Means "battle sword", derived from the Germanic element hild "battle" combined with brand "sword". This was the name of the hero of an 8th-century poem written in Old High German.
HIPPOLYTOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "freer of horses" from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and λυω (luo) "to loosen". In Greek legend he was the son of Theseus who was tragically loved by his stepmother Phaedra. This was also the name of a 3rd-century theologian, saint and martyr.
HOKOLESQUAmNative American, Shawnee
Means "cornstalk" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief.
HRÓÐGEIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HROTSUITHAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSWITHA.
HYACINTHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused a lily to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
HYEON-JEONGf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
IARFHLAITHmIrish
Composed of the Irish elements ior, of unknown meaning, and flaith "lord". Saint Iarfhlaith was a 6th-century bishop from Galway, Ireland.
IMMACOLATAfItalian
Italian cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACULADAfCatalan
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
INMACULADAfSpanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
INNOKENTIYmRussian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
IPHIGENEIAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιφιος (iphios) "strong, stout" and γενης (genes) "born". In Greek myth Iphigenia was the daughter of King Agamemnon. When her father offended Artemis it was divined that the only way to appease the goddess was to sacrifice Iphigenia. Just as Agamemnon was about to sacrifice his daughter she was magically transported to the city of Taurus.... [more]
JACQUELINEfFrench, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
JAGANNATHAmHinduism
Means "master of the world" from Sanskrit जगत् (jagat) meaning "world" and नाथ (natha) meaning "master". This is a title of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna.
JAROSLAVASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of JAROSŁAW.
JATHIBIYYAfArabic
Means "charm, attractiveness" in Arabic.
JEHOIACHINmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH establishes" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah. Also known as Jeconiah, he was imprisoned in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar after a brief reign in the early 6th century BC.
JEHONATHANmBiblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan), the full form of JONATHAN. This is the name of a few minor characters in the Old Testament.
JEKATERINAfRussian
Variant transcription of YEKATERINA.
JELISAVETAfSerbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
KANIEHTIIOfNative American, Mohawk
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
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