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MICKY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIDAS   m   Greek 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.
MIDGE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADGE.
MIDHA   f   Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIEKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIGLĖ   f   Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIHAI   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIKEY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKKI   f   English
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKSA   m   Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MILÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILAN   m   Czech, 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.
MILDA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILEN   m   Bulgarian
Variant of MILAN.
MILES   m   English
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".
MILEY   f   English (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)   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKA (2)   f   Biblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MILKO   m   Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MILOŠ   m   Czech, 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.
MIMMI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
MINDY   f   English
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MIN-JI   f   Korean
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.
MINKE   m & f   Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINOO   f   Persian
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MINOS   m   Greek 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-SU   m & f   Korean
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.
MINTA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of ARAMINTA.
MINTY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ARAMINTA.
MİRAÇ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
MIRAJ   m   Arabic
Means "place of ascent" in Arabic.
MIRAN   m   Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRČE   m   Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIREK   m   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIREN   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIRJA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRNA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIRON (1)   m   Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIRON (2)   m   Hebrew
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.
MIRTA   f   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRTE   f   Dutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRZA   m   Persian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) "offspring".
MISHA   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of MIKHAIL.
MISHO   m   Georgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
MIS'ID   m   Arabic
Variant of MUS'AD.
MISKA   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Diminutive of MIHÁLY or MIKAEL.
MIŠKO   m   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISSY   f   English
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
MISTI   f   English
Variant of MISTY.
MISTY   f   English
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-SUK   f   Korean
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.
MITCH   m   English
Short form of MITCHELL.
MITJA   m   Slovene
Slovene form of MITYA.
MITRA (1)   m & f   Hinduism, 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)   f   Persian
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.
MITRE   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of DIMITAR.
MITUL   m   Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MITYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of DMITRIY or MITROFAN.
MITZI   f   German
German diminutive of MARIA.
MNEME   f   Greek Mythology
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOEMA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "lies" in Tupí. This name appears in the poem 'Caramuru' (1781) by the Brazilian poet Santa Rita Durão.
MOIRA   f   Irish, 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.
MOÏSE   m   French
French form of MOSES.
MOJCA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MOLLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MOLLY   f   English
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.
MONAT   f   Irish
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT.
MONET   f & m   Various
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).
MONNA   f   English
Variant of MONA (1).
MONTA   f   Latvian
Modern Latvian name, possibly from Latin mons "mountain".
MONTE   m   English
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTY   m   English
Variant of MONTE.
MORAG   f   Scottish
Diminutive of MÓR.
MORAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORAY   m   Scottish
Variant of MURRAY.
MÓRIC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORNA   f   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MORTA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MORTY   m   English
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MOSES   m   English, 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]
MOSHE   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOTEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTYA   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUNA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MOYNA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of MONA (1).
MOYRA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of MOIRA.
MÓZES   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MOSES.
MOZES   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MOSES.
MUBIN   m   Arabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
MUKTA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "liberated, set free" in Sanskrit.
MUKUL   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MÜMİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMIN.
MUMIN   m   Arabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
MUNGO   m   Scottish
Possibly derived from Welsh mwyn "gentle, kind". This was a nickname of the 6th-century Saint Kentigern.
MÜNİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUNIR.
MUNIR   m   Arabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
MUNRO   m   Scottish
Variant of MONROE.
MUNYA   f   Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MURAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MURAD.
MURDO   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIREADHACH or MURCHADH.
MURNA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MUS'AD   m   Arabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MYLES   m   English
Variant of MILES.
MYRNA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MYRON   m   English, 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.
MYRTO   f   Greek
Greek form of MYRTLE.
MYSIE   f   Scottish
Variant of MAISIE.
MYUNG   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of MYEONG.
NAAJI   m   Arabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NABIL   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NACHO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACIO   m   Spanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NADAB   m   Biblical, 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.
NADAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NADER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NADIR.
NADIA (1)   f   French, 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)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NADIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) "to drink together".
NADİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADIR   m   Arabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NADJA   f   German, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
NADRA   f   Arabic
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (1)   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA.
NADYA (2)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NAGIB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NAJIB.
NAHAL   f   Hebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAHIA   f   Basque
Means "desire" in Basque.
NAHID   f   Persian
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
NAHOR   m   Biblical
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
NAHUM   m   Biblical
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.
NAIDA   f   Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
NAILA   f   Arabic
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.
NAİLE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NAILA.
NA'IMA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of NA'IM.
NAİME   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
NAIRA   f   Native American, Quechua, Aymara
Means "big eyes" in Quechua and Aymara.
NAJIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJMA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of NAJM.
NAJWA   f   Arabic
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
NALDO   m   Italian
Short form of names ending in naldo.
NANCY   f   English
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.
NANDA   m   Hinduism, 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.
NANDO   m   Spanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NANNA (1)   f   Danish, 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)   m   Near 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.
NANNY   f   English
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANUK   m   Native American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ.
NANUQ   m   Native American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAOKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
NAOKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
NAOMH   f   Irish
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.
NA'OMI   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
NAOMI (1)   f   English, 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 & m   Japanese
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.
NAOUM   m   Biblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NAREK   m   Armenian
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).
NASIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIR   m   Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATIA   f   Georgian
Diminutive of NATELA.
NAVID   m   Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAWAL   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAWRA   f   Arabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
NAZAR   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZIH   m   Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZLI   f   Arabic
Means "delicate, beautiful" in Arabic.
NAZLI   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
NDIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEASA   f   Irish, 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.
NEBİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEDİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEELA   f   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
NEELY   m   English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEHİR   f   Turkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
NEITH   f   Egyptian 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.
NELDA   f   English
Possibly an elaboration of NELL using the popular name suffix da.
NELLA   f   Italian
Short form of ANTONELLA.
NELLE   f   English
Variant of NELL.
NELLY   f   English
Diminutive of NELL.
NENAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENSI   f   Croatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEREA   f   Basque
Variant of NERE.
NERIO   m   Italian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NERVA   m   Ancient 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.
NERYS   f   Welsh
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
NESİM   m & f   Turkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESKE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
NESSA (1)   f   English
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.
NESSA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NESSA (3)   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NESTA   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NETTA (1)   f   English
Short form of names ending in netta.
NETTA (2)   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
NEVAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NEVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVIL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of NEVILLE.
NEVIO   m   Italian
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.
NEVRA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NAWRA.
NEZİH   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NGAIO   f   Maori
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).
NGOZI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NHUNG   f & m   Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NIAMH   f   Irish, 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.
NIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NICKY   m & f   English
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICOL (1)   m   Scottish, 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)   f   Dutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NIDIA   f   Spanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIELS (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIELS (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIEVE   f   Spanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIGEL   m   English
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).
NIGUL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NIILO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of ANNIINA.
NIKAU   m   Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKKI   f   English
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKOL   f   Czech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKON   m   Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKŠA   m   Croatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NILAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NILES   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name NEIL.
NIMAT   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NİMET   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NIMAT.
NIMUE   f   Arthurian 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.
NINAD   m   Indian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NINEL   f   Russian
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.
NINON   f   French
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
NINOS   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized)
Possibly related to the name of the goddess NINA (2). According to Greek historians this was the name of the founder of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria.
NIOBE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
NIRAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born" in Sanskrit.
NIRAV   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISSA   f   Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA   f & m   Indian, 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.
NITZA   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NIVEN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) "little".
NJÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJORD   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NKIRU   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKIRUKA.
NNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOBLE   m   English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOELA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOÈLE   f   French
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOÉMI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMI   f   Italian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMÍ   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, 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.
NOJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
NOLAN   m   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.
NÖLKE   m   Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NONIE   f   English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNA   f   Russian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONUS   m   Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NOORA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of NORA.
NORAH   f   Irish, English
Variant of NORA.
NORBU   m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
NORMA   f   English, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera 'Norma' (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of NORMAN.
NOVAK   m   Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NUADA   m   Irish Mythology
Possibly means "protector" in Celtic. In Irish myth he was an Irish god and a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was killed in battle against the Fomorii.
NUALA   f   Irish
Short form of FIONNUALA.
NUBIA   f   Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NURAY   f   Turkish
Means "bright moon" in Turkish.
NÚRIA   f   Catalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NURIT   f   Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURUL   m & f   Arabic, 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").
NYALA   f   Various
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYDIA   f   English (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
NYNKE   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NYREE   f   English (New Zealand)
Anglicized form of NGAIRE. It was borne by New Zealand actress Nyree Dawn Porter (1936-2001).
NYSSA   f   Various
From the name of an ancient town of Asia Minor where Saint Gregory was bishop. Nyssa is also the genus name of a type of tree, also called the Tupelo.
OANEZ   f   Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
OBRAD   m   Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OCEAN   m & f   English (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.
ODELL   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dying.
ODETA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
ODILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODILIA.
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