This is a list of names in which the length is 5.
SATANmTheology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan)
meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil
From a surname which was derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Saxons, ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs
meaning "knife". This name can also be given in direct reference to the tribe.
From an English and Scottish surname which referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti
meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.
From the English word scout
meaning "one who gathers information covertly", which is derived from Old French escouter
"to listen". Harper Lee used this name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960).
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.
Derived from Finnish seijas
meaning "tranquil, serene".
From a Hebrew musical term which occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SELBYm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
Turkish form of SALIM
. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.
Means "little old person", derived from Old Irish sen
"old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Senán was a 6th-century monk from Munster, Ireland.
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES
, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang
SEONGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean 成 (seong)
meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
SEUNGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean 昇 (seung)
meaning "rise, ascent", 勝 (seung)
meaning "victory, excel" or 承 (seung)
meaning "inherit", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SEVANf & mArmenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia
simply meaning "lake".
Means "the sun" in Arabic. This was a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess of the sun, identified with the Akkadian sun god Shamash
(whose name is related) and the northern Arabian goddess Nuha
Anglicized form of SEÁN
. It came into general use in America after the release of the western movie 'Shane' (1953).
From the Sanskrit name of the planet Saturn. This is the name of a celestial Hindu god.
Means "oath" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament. Also in the Bible, this is a place name, referring to a region in Ethiopia. The queen of Sheba visited Solomon after hearing of his wisdom.
Short form of MICHELLE
. It can also be simply from the English word shell
(ultimately from Old English sciell
SHIVA (1)mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva)
meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati
. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
Anglicized form of SEONAG
. Though unconnected, this is also the name of an ethnic group who live in southern Africa, mainly Zimbabwe.
From Greek Σιβυλλα (Sibylla)
, meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek and Roman legend the sibyls were ten female prophets who practiced at different holy sites in the ancient world. In later Christian theology, the sibyls were thought to have divine knowledge and were revered in much the same way as the Old Testament prophets. Because of this, the name came into general use in the Christian world during the Middle Ages. The Normans brought it to England, where it was spelled both Sibyl
. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps helped by Benjamin Disraeli's novel 'Sybil' (1845).
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu
which means "victory".
SIMBA (2)mEastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie 'The Lion King' (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
Spanish form of SIMON (1)
. This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SIMON (1)mEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon)
, the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on)
which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon
, based on Greek Συμεων
, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob
. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2)
SIMON (2)mAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos)
meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha)
meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh
, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur
Derived from Finnish sirpale
"small piece, fragment".
Means "future" in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.
From an English surname meaning "metal worker, blacksmith", derived from Old English smitan
"to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world.
SOFIAfNorwegian, Swedish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Slovak, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Form of SOPHIA
Possibly from Finnish soilu
meaning "glimmer, blaze".
Possibly from Greek σολος (solos)
meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.
SONJAfGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of SONYA
From a nickname which is commonly used to denote a young boy, derived from the English word son
Russian diminutive of SOPHIA
. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1869, English translation 1886).
Danish form of SEVERINUS
. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.
Possibly derived from Romanian soare
From Japanese 颯 (sou)
meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and 真 (ma)
meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 颯 (sou)
meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and 太 (ta)
meaning "thick, big". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
From a nickname which may have originally been given to a person with spiky hair.
STACYf & mEnglish
Either a diminutive of ANASTASIA
, or else from a surname which was derived from Stace
, a medieval form of EUSTACE
. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
Short form of STEVEN
. A notable bearer was American technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011).
SU-BINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean 秀 (su)
meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with 斌 (bin)
meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Medieval Spanish form of Suerius
, probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name composed of an unknown first element combined with hari
SU-JINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean 收 (su)
meaning "gather, harvest" or 壽 (su)
meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with 眞 (jin)
meaning "real, genuine" or 珍 (jin)
meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
From Sino-Korean 淑 (suk)
meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and 子 (ja)
meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character 子
(a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko
in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
SUNANm & fThai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
SUNILmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su)
meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila)
meaning "dark blue".
SUNNYf & mEnglish
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
English variant of SUSANNA
. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi.
SWATIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
Variant of SIBYL
. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
German short form of TABITHA
. This form was used in earlier editions of the Luther Bible.
Derived from Latin tace
meaning "be silent". It was in use from the 16th century, though it died out two centuries later.
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.
From Japanese 大 (tai)
meaning "big, great" and 輝 (ki)
meaning "brightness" or 樹 (ki)
meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of Muhammad
who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu
; his real name may have been Imran
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown) which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
From the English meaning "talon, claw", ultimately derived (via Norman French) from Latin talus
TAMARfHebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah
and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David
. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon
, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom
. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
Elaborated form of the popular name syllable Tam
, from names such as TAMARA
. It was popularized by Canadian singer Tamia Hill (1975-), who is known simply as Tamia.
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita