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MEGANfWelsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEHDImPersian
Persian form of MAHDI.
MEIKEfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MEINEmFrisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
MEINTmDutch
Variant of MEINE.
MEIRAfHebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MELBAfEnglish
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
MELEK (1)mHebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MELEK (2)fTurkish
Means "angel" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin.
MELIAfGreek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
MELİKmTurkish
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
MELİSfTurkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELLEmDutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element mathal meaning "meeting".
MELORmRussian
Acronym of Russian Маркс, Энгельс, Ленин, Октябрьская Революция (Marx, Engels, Lenin, October Revolution). This name commemorates the creation of the former Soviet state. It was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MELVAfEnglish
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
MENESmAncient Egyptian
Meaning unknown. Menes was an Egyptian king who united Upper and Lower Egypt around 3000 BC. He is also known as Narmer; Menes was probably his funeral name.
MENNOmDutch, German
Diminutive of MEINE.
MERAB (1)fBiblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAB (2)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERCÈfCatalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCYfEnglish
From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
MERIT (1)mEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERJAfFinnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MEROBfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRY (1)fEnglish
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrge. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1844), where it is a diminutive of MERCY.
MERRY (2)mLiterature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Meriadoc, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Kalimac meaning "jolly, merry".
MERVEfTurkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERVIfFinnish
From the name of a Finnish village (now a part of the municipality of Hattula).
MERYLfEnglish
Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
MESUDmOttoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of MAS'UD. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
MESUTmTurkish
Turkish form of MAS'UD.
METİNmTurkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
METODmSlovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MEYERmHebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MICAHmBiblical, English
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it did not become common until the end of the 20th century.
MICHA (1)mBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. It is also the German and Dutch form.
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.
MIĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICKYmEnglish
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIDASmGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth Midas was a king of Phrygia in Asia Minor. He was granted a wish by the god Dionysos - that everything he touch be turned to gold.
MIDHAfArabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIEKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELAfEsperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIGLĖfLithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIHAImRomanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIINAfFinnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKELmBasque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIKEYmEnglish
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKKIfEnglish
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKKOmFinnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKSAmHungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MILÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILANmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch, Hungarian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILDAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILENmBulgarian
Variant of MILAN.
MILESmEnglish
From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".
MILEYfEnglish (Modern)
In the case of actress and singer Miley Cyrus (1992-), it is a shortened form of the nickname Smiley, given to her by her father because she often smiled. Although it was not at all common before she brought it to public attention, there are some examples of its use before her time, most likely as a diminutive of MILES.
MILKA (1)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKA (2)fBiblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MILKOmBulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILLAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLYfSwedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MILOŠmCzech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MINDYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MIN-JIfKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKEm & fFrisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINOOfPersian
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MINOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly from a Cretan word or title meaning "king". This was the name of a king of Crete in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Europa. Because Minos had refused to sacrifice a certain bull to Poseidon, the god had caused his wife Pasiphaë to mate with the bull, which produced the half-bull creature called the Minotaur. Minos had Daedalus construct the Labyrinth to house the beast, but it was eventually slain by Theseus.
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.
MİRAÇmTurkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
MIRAJmArabic
Means "place of ascent" in Arabic.
MIRANmSlovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRČEmMacedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIREKmCzech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRENfBasque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIRJAfFinnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRKOmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRNAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIRON (1)mRomanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIRON (2)mHebrew
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.
MIRTAfSpanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRTEfDutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRZAmPersian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
MISHAmRussian
Russian diminutive of MIKHAIL.
MISHOmGeorgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
MIS'IDmArabic
Variant of MUS'AD.
MIŠKOmSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIHAEL, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISSYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
MISTIfEnglish
Variant of MISTY.
MISTYfEnglish
From the English word misty, ultimately derived from Old English. The jazz song 'Misty' (1954) by Erroll Garner may have helped popularize the name.
MI-SUKfKorean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
MITCHmEnglish
Short form of MITCHELL.
MITJAmSlovene
Slovene form of MITYA.
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.
MITRA (2)fPersian
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.
MITULmIndian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MITYAmRussian
Diminutive of DMITRIY or MITROFAN.
MITZIfGerman
German diminutive of MARIA.
MNEMEfGreek Mythology
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.
MOANAf & mMaori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOEMAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Means "lies" in Tupí. This name appears in the poem 'Caramuru' (1781) by the Brazilian poet Santa Rita Durão.
MOIRAfIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοιρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοιραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
MOÏSEmFrench
French form of MOSES.
MOJCAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MOLLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MOLLYfEnglish
Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
MONATfIrish
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT.
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).
MONTAfLatvian
Modern Latvian name, possibly from Latin mons "mountain".
MONTEmEnglish
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTYmEnglish
Variant of MONTE.
MORAGfScottish
Diminutive of MÓR.
MORANf & mHebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORAYmScottish
Variant of MURRAY.
MÓRICmHungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORNAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MORTAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MORTYmEnglish
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MOSESmEnglish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOTELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKEmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTYAm & fRussian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUNAfArabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MÓZESmHungarian
Hungarian form of MOSES.
MOZESmDutch
Dutch form of MOSES.
MUBINmArabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
MÜJDEfTurkish
Turkish form of MOZHDEH.
MUKTAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "liberated, set free" in Sanskrit.
MUKULmIndian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MUMBIfEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "she who shapes" in Kikuyu. In Kikuyu mythology Mumbi was the wife of Gikuyu and the mother of his nine daughters.
MÜMİNmTurkish
Turkish form of MUMIN.
MUMINmArabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
MUNGOmScottish
Possibly derived from Welsh mwyn "gentle, kind". This was a nickname of the 6th-century Saint Kentigern.
MÜNİRmTurkish
Turkish form of MUNIR.
MUNIRmArabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
MUNROmScottish
Variant of MONROE.
MUNYAfArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MURADmArabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURATmTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of MURAD.
MURDOmScottish
Anglicized form of MUIREADHACH or MURCHADH.
MURNAfIrish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MUS'ADmArabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MYLES (2)mGreek Mythology
Probably from Greek μυλη (myle) meaning "mill". This was the name of a king of Laconia in Greek mythology.
MYRNAfIrish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MYRONmEnglish, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
MYRTOfGreek
Greek form of MYRTLE.
MYSIEfScottish
Variant of MAISIE.
MYUNGm & fKorean
Variant transcription of MYEONG.
NAAJImArabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NABILmArabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NACHOmSpanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACIOmSpanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NADABmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
NADERmArabic
Variant transcription of NADIR.
NADIA (1)fFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NADIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADİRmTurkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADIRmArabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NADJAfGerman, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
NADRAfArabic
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NAGIBmArabic
Variant transcription of NAJIB.
NAHALfHebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAHIAfBasque
Means "desire" in Basque.
NAHIDfPersian
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
NAHORmBiblical
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
NAHUMmBiblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew. Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
NAIDAfCroatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
NAILAfArabic
Feminine form of NAIL. This was the name of the wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims. She tried in vain to prevent a mob from murdering her husband, and had several fingers cut off in the process.
NAİLEfTurkish
Turkish form of NAILA.
NA'IMAfArabic
Feminine form of NA'IM.
NAİMEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
NAIRAfNative American, Aymara
Means "eye" in Aymara.
NAJIBmArabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJMAfArabic
Feminine form of NAJM.
NAJWAfArabic
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
NALDOmItalian
Short form of names ending in naldo.
NANCEfEnglish
Short form of NANCY.
NANCYfEnglish
Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANN. It is now usually regarded as an independent name. During the 20th century it became very popular in the United States. A city in the Lorraine region of France bears this name, though it derives from a different source.
NANDAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
NANDOmSpanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NANNA (1)fDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
NANNA (2)mNear Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Sumerian god of the moon. He was the son of Enlil and the husband of Ningal.
NANNYfEnglish
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANUQmNative American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAOKImJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
NAOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
NAOMHfIrish
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.
NAOMI (1)fEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omiy) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
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.
NAOUMmBiblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NAREKmArmenian
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
NASIBmArabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIRmArabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NATIAfGeorgian
Diminutive of NATELA.
NAVIDmPersian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAWALfArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAWRAfArabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
NAZARmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZIHmArabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZLIfArabic
Means "delicate, beautiful" in Arabic.
NAZLIfTurkish
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
NDIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEASAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.
NEBİLmTurkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEDİMmTurkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEELAfTamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
NEELYmEnglish
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEHİRfTurkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
NEITHfEgyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nit, possibly meaning "water". This was the name of an early Egyptian goddess of weaving, hunting and war. Her character may have some correspondences with the goddesses Tanith, Anat or Athena.
NELDAfEnglish
Possibly an elaboration of NELL using the popular name suffix da.
NELLAfItalian
Short form of ANTONELLA.
NELLEfEnglish
Variant of NELL.
NELLYfEnglish
Diminutive of NELL.
NENADmSerbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENSIfCroatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEREAfBasque
Variant of NERE.
NEREOmItalian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NERIOmItalian
Possibly a variant of NEREO.
NERVAmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
NERYSfWelsh
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
NESİMm & fTurkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESKEfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
NESSA (1)fEnglish
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.
NESSA (2)fHebrew (Rare)
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NESSA (3)fIrish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NESTAfWelsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NETTA (1)fEnglish
Short form of names ending in netta.
NETTA (2)fHebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
NEVANmIrish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NEVENmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVESfPortuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
NEVRAfTurkish
Turkish form of NAWRA.
NEZİHmTurkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NGAIOfMaori
Maori name which is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree. This name was borne by New Zealand crime writer Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).
NGOZIf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NHUNGf & mVietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIALLmIrish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NIAMHfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.
NIĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NICKYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICOL (1)mScottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NICOL (2)fDutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NICTEfNative American, Mayan
Means "flower" in Mayan.
NIDIAfSpanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIELS (1)mDanish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIELS (2)mDutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIEVEfSpanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIGELmEnglish
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Fortunes of Nigel' (1822).
NIGULmEstonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NIILOmFinnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIINAfFinnish
Short form of ANNIINA.
NIKAUmMaori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKKIfEnglish
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKOLfCzech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKONmAncient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKOSmGreek
Greek short form of NIKOLAOS.
NIKŠAmCroatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NILAMf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILESmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name NEIL.
NIMATf & mArabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NİMETfTurkish
Turkish form of NIMAT.
NIMUEfArthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
NINADmIndian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NINELfRussian
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
NINONfFrench
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
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