Names of Length 3

This is a list of names in which the length is 3.
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KAJ (2)   f   Swedish (Rare)
Variant of KAJA (1).
KAM   m   English (Modern)
Short form of KAMERON.
KAT   f   English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KAY (1)   f   English
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KAY (2)   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, he is portrayed as an unrefined boor.
KEN (1)   m   English
Short form of KENNETH.
KEN (2)   m   Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KEV   m   English
Short form of KEVIN.
KIA   f   Swedish
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIM (1)   f & m   English
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIM (2)   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian short form of JOACHIM.
KIM (3)   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
KIP   m   English
From a nickname, probably from the English word kipper meaning "male salmon".
KIR   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIT   m & f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KOA   m   Hawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
KOU   m   Hmong
Means "gold" in Hmong.
KUN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
KYM   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KIM (1).
KYO   m & f   Japanese
Variant transcription of KYOU.
LAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "boy" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit लल (lala) meaning "playing, caressing".
LAN   f & m   Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
LAU   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAZ   m   English
Diminutive of LARRY.
LÉA   f   French
French form of LEAH.
LEE   m & f   English
From a surname which was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEI (1)   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
LEI (2)   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
LEN   m   English
Short form of LEONARD.
LÉO   m   French
French form of LEO.
LEO   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
LER   m   Irish Mythology
Irish cognate of LLYR. Ler was an Irish god of the sea, the father of Manannan mac Lir.
LES   m   English
Short form of LESLIE or LESTER.
LEV (1)   m   Russian
Means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940).
LEV (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "heart" in Hebrew.
LEW   m   Polish
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
LEX   m   English, Dutch
Short form of ALEXANDER.
LÍA   f   Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LIA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LIA (2)   f   Italian, Dutch
Short form of ROSALIA, JULIA, and other names ending in lia.
LIM   m & f   Chinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LIN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LIR   m   Irish Mythology (Anglicized)
Variant of LER based on the genitive case of the name.
LIS   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LIV (1)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LIV (2)   f   English
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIZ   f   English
Short form of ELIZABETH. This is the familiar name of actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-).
LON   m   English
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound. Famous bearers were American actors Lon Chaney Sr. (1883-1930) and Lon Chaney Jr. (1906-1973). The elder's birth name was Leonidas.
LOR   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LOT (1)   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "covering, veil" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a nephew of Abraham. Before Sodom was destroyed by God, he was directed to flee the city without looking back. However, his wife looked back on the destruction and was turned into a pillar of salt.
LOT (2)   m   Arthurian Romance
From the name of the region of Lothian in southern Scotland, of unknown meaning. A king of Lothian by this name appears in early Latin and Welsh texts (as Leudonus and Lewdwn respectively). He was inserted into Arthurian legend by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, who makes him the father of Gawain.
LOU   f & m   English, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LUC   m   French
French form of LUKE.
LUG   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGH.
LUX   f & m   Various
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LUZ   f   Spanish
Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light".
LYN   f   English
Variant of LYNN.
LYS   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ELISABETH. It also coincides with the French word for "lily".
MAE   f   English
Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.
MAI (1)   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot".
MAI (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mai) meaning "dance" or 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe". It can also come from (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ai) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MAJ   m   Slovene
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.
MAO (1)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (mai) meaning "dance" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAO (2)   m   Limburgish
Short form of EDMAO or REMAO.
MAT   m   English
Short form of MATTHEW.
MAX   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English).
MAY   f   English
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MEG   f   English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEI (1)   f   Chinese
From Chinese (měi) meaning "beautiful" or (méi) meaning "plum", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MEI (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (me) meaning "bud, sprout" combined with (i) meaning "rely on", (i) meaning "life" or (i) meaning "clothing, garment". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MEL   m & f   English
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MIA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MIN   m & f   Chinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters which are pronounced similarly.
MIO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (o) meaning "cherry blossom" or (o) meaning "thread". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MIU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (u) meaning "feather". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOA   f   Swedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
MOE (1)   m   English
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOE (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (moe) meaning "bud, sprout". Other kanji with the same reading can also form this name.
MÓR   f   Scottish, Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.
MOR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MOT   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "death" in Ugaritic. This was the name of the Ugaritic god of death and the lord of the netherworld. He was a son of the supreme god El.
MYA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MIA.
MYF   f   Welsh
Short form of MYFANWY.
NAN   f   English
Originally a diminutive of ANN. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of NANCY.
NAT   m & f   English
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NAZ   f   Turkish
Means "coy" in Turkish.
NEA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NED   m   English
Diminutive of EDWARD or EDMUND. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NEO (2)   m   Various
From the prefix meaning "new", ultimately derived from Greek νεος (neos).
NES   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AGNES.
NIA (1)   f   Welsh
Welsh form of NIAMH.
NIA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NIA (3)   f   English
Short form of ANTONIA and other names ending in nia.
NIC   m   English
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NIK   m   English, Greek, Slovene
Short form of NIKOLAS, NIKOLAOS, NIKOLAJ or NIKOLA (1).
NIR   m   Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NIT   f   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of NEITH.
NIV   m   Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NOA (1)   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NOE   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1).
NOÈ   m   Italian
Italian form of NOAH (1).
NÖL   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
NON   f   Welsh
Possibly derived from Latin nonna meaning "nun". This was the name of the mother of Saint David.
NOR (1)   f & m   Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOR (2)   m   Limburgish
Short form of NORBAER.
NOU   f   Hmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
NOY   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NUH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
NUR   f & m   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NYE   m   Welsh
Diminutive of ANEIRIN.
NYX   f   Greek Mythology
Means "night" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the night, the daughter of Khaos and the wife of Erebos.
OBI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "heart" in Igbo.
ODA   f   German, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODD   m   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr meaning "point of a sword".
ODE   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
ÖDI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ÖDÖN.
ODO   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
OLA (1)   m   Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish short form of OLAF.
OLA (2)   f   Polish
Polish short form of ALEKSANDRA.
OLE   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of OLAF.
OLI   m   English
Short form of OLIVER.
ONA (1)   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANNA.
ONA (2)   f   Catalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
ONI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Possibly means "born in sacred abode" in Yoruba.
ORA (1)   f & m   English
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
ORA (2)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORI   m & f   Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
OVE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably a modern form of the Old Danish name Aghi, originally a short form of names that contain the Old Norse element ag "edge of a sword" or agi "terror".
OZI   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZI used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
PÁL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of PAUL.
PÀL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
PÅL   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
PAL   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAM   f   English
Short form of PAMELA.
PAN   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from a Greek word meaning "shepherd". In Greek mythology Pan was a half-man, half-goat god associated with shepherds, flocks and pastures.
PAT   m & f   English
Short form of PATRICK or PATRICIA. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
PAU   m   Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of PAUL. It also coincides with the Catalan word for "peace".
PAX   f   Roman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
PAZ (1)   f   Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PAZ (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEG   f   English
Short form of PEGGY.
PEN   f   English
Short form of PENELOPE.
PER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
PÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIM   m   Dutch
Diminutive of WILLEM.
PÍO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PIUS.
PIO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
PIP   m & f   English
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PIT   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of PITTER.
PÓL   m   Irish
Irish form of PAUL.
PÒL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
POL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of PAUL.
PRU   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PUA   f   Hawaiian
Means "flower, offspring" in Hawaiian.
QIU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
QUÝ   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
RAB   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of ROBERT.
RA'D   m   Arabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Qur'an (surah ar-Rad).
RAE   f   English
Short form of RACHEL. It can also be used as a feminine form of RAY.
RAF   m   Dutch
Short form of RAFAËL.
RAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAM (1)   m   Biblical
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
RAN   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ran) meaning "orchid" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
RAY   m   English
Short form of RAYMOND, often used as an independent name. It coincides with an English word meaning "beam of light". Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) and musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) are two notable bearers of the name.
RAZ   m & f   Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RED   m   English
From the English word, ultimately derived from Old English read. It was originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
REG   m   English
Short form of REGINALD.
REI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "bell", (rei) meaning "beautiful, lovely" or (rei) meaning "the tinkling of jade". This name can also be formed by other kanji with the same pronunciation.
REN   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
REX   m   English
From Latin rex "king". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
RIA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RIK   m   Dutch
Short form of HENDRIK, FREDERIK, and other names containing rik.
RIM   f   Arabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
RIN   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RIO (1)   m   Various
Means "river" in Spanish or Portuguese. A city in Brazil bears this name. Its full name is Rio de Janeiro, which means "river of January", so named because the first explorers came to the harbour in January and mistakenly thought it was a river mouth.
RIO (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
ROB   m   English, Dutch
Short form of ROBERT.
ROC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ROCCO.
ROD   m   English
Short form of RODERICK or RODNEY.
ROI (1)   m   Galician
Galician short form of RODRIGO.
ROI (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "my shepherd" in Hebrew.
ROK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ROCCO.
RON (1)   m   English
Short form of RONALD.
RON (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
ROS   f   English
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with Ros.
ROY   m   Scottish, English, Dutch
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".
ROZ   f   English
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with the same sound.
RUE   f   English
From the name of the bitter medicinal herb, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘ρυτη (rhyte). This is also sometimes used as a short form of RUTH (1).
RUF   f   Russian
Russian form of RUTH (1).
RUH   m   Arabic
Means "spirit" in Arabic.
RUI   m   Portuguese
Variant of RUY.
RUY   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish short form of RODRIGO. It is another name of the 11th-century Spanish military commander Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.
RYO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of RYOU.
SA'D   m   Arabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. This was the name of a successful military commander for the Muslims during the early years of Islam.
SAL   f & m   English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SAM (1)   m & f   English
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAM (2)   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "dark" in Avestan. This is the name of a hero in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
SAM (3)   m   Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Samwise meaning "half wise" in Old English (the language used by Tolkien to represent the old hobbit speech).
SEM   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
SHO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SHOU.
SHU   f   Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SIB   m   Bengali
Variant transcription of SHIB.
SID   m   English
Short form of SIDNEY.
SIF   f   Norse Mythology, Danish, Icelandic
Variant of SIV.
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.
SIV   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SKY   f   English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SLY   m   English
Short form of SYLVESTER. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a well-known bearer of this nickname.
SOL (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOL (2)   m   Jewish
Short form of SOLOMON.
SƠN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (sơn) meaning "mountain".
SRI   m & f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
STE   m   English
Short form of STEPHEN.
STU   m   English
Short form of STUART.
SUE   f   English
Short form of SUSANNA.
SUK   m   Korean
Variant transcription of SEOK.
SYD   m   English
Short form of SYDNEY.
TAD   m   English
Short form of THADDEUS.
TAI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TAJ   m   Arabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
TAL   m & f   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TAM (1)   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of THOMAS.
TAM (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAO   m   Chinese
From Chinese (tāo) meaning "large waves", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
TAU   m   Southern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "lion" in Tswana and Sotho. Tau was the name of the last ruler of the Rolong in South Africa (18th century).
TED   m   English
Short form of EDWARD or THEODORE. A famous bearer was the American baseball player Ted Williams (1918-2002), who was born as Theodore.
TEL   m   English (British)
Short form of TERENCE or TERRY (1).
TÉO   m   Portuguese
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEO   m   Italian, Spanish, Croatian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo.
TEX   m   English
From a nickname which denoted a person who came from the state of Texas. A famous bearer was the American animator Tex Avery (1908-1980), real name Frederick, who was born in Texas.
THI   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thi) meaning "poetry, poem, verse".
THỊ   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
THU   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
TIA   f   English
Short form of names ending with tia. It has been suggested that its use since the 1950s is the result of the brand name for the coffee liqueur Tia Maria. In the brand name, Tia is not a given name; rather, it means "aunt" in Spanish or Portuguese.
TIL   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TIM   m   English, German, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of TIMOTHY. It was borne by the fictional character Tiny Tim, the ill son of Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
TIN   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of MARTIN, AUGUSTIN, and other names ending in tin.
TIT   m   Russian
Russian form of TITUS.
TIW   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
TOD   m   English
Variant of TODD.
TOM (1)   m   English, Dutch
Short form of THOMAS. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-).
TOM (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "the end" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be a variant transcription of TAM (2).
TON   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTON.
TOR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of Þórr (see THOR). It was not used as a personal name until the 18th century. It is sometimes used as a short form of names of Old Norse origin that begin with the element Tor, which is also from Þórr.
TRI   m & f   Indonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
TUE   m   Danish
Danish form of TÓFI.
TWM   m   Welsh
Welsh short form of THOMAS.
TYE   m   English
From a surname meaning "pasture" in Middle English.
TÝR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of TYR.
TYR   m   Norse Mythology
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin. He carried a spear in his left hand, since his right hand was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
UDI   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of EHUD.
UDO (1)   m   German
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
UDO (2)   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UGO   m   Italian
Italian form of HUGH.
ULA   f   Polish
Diminutive of URSZULA.
ULF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
UMA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
UME   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "plum". In Japan the plum blossom is thought to symbolize devotion. Different kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ÚNA   f   Irish
Possibly derived from Irish uan meaning "lamb".
ÙNA   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ÚNA.
UNN   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of UNNR.
URD   f   Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
URH   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ULRICH.
'URI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URI   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URS   m   German
German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.
UTE   f   German
Feminine form of UDO (1).
UTU   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Sumerian ud meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.
UTZ   m   German
Diminutive of ULRICH.
UWE   m   German
German form of OVE.
UZI   m   Hebrew
Variant of UZZI.
VAL   m & f   English
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VÂN   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VĂN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (văn) meaning "literature, culture, writing". This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.
VAN   m   English
Short form of names containing van, such as VANCE or IVAN.
VIC   m & f   English
Short form of VICTOR or VICTORIA.
VID   m   Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian (Rare)
Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS.
VIN   m   English
Short form of VINCENT.
VÍT   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VITUS or WIDO.
VUK   m   Serbian
Means "wolf" in Serbian.
WAT   m   English
Medieval short form of WALTER.
WEI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (wēi) meaning "power, pomp", (wēi) meaning "high, lofty, towering" or (wěi) meaning "great, robust, extraordinary". As a feminine name it can come from (wēi) meaning "small" or (wēi) meaning "fern". This name can be formed by other Chinese characters besides those shown here.
WEN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
WES   m   English
Short form of WESLEY.
WIL   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
WIM   m   Dutch, German
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
WIT   m   Polish
Polish form of VITUS or WIDO.
WOB   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element wald meaning "rule".
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