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ABD AL-AZIZmArabic
Means "servant of the powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with عزيز ('aziz) meaning "powerful". This was the name of the first king of modern Saudi Arabia.
ABD AL-WALImArabic
Means "servant of the guardian" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ولِي (wali) meaning "guardian, friend".
ABDUL-AZIZmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-AZIZ.
ABDULLOHImTajik
Tajik variant form of ABD ALLAH.
ABESSALOMmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABHILASHAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
ABIMELECHmBiblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
ABOUBACARmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
ABU AL-FADLmArabic
Combination of ABU and FADL. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.
ACHILLEASmGreek
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
ADALBERHTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALBERT.
ADALFARUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
ADEBOWALEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEODATUSmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
ADORACIÓNfSpanish
Means "adoration" in Spanish. This name refers to the event that is known in Christian tradition as the Adoration of the Magi, which is when the three Magi presented gifts to the infant Jesus and worshipped him.
ADRASTEIAfGreek Mythology
Feminine form of ADRASTOS. In Greek mythology this name was borne by a nymph who fostered the infant Zeus. This was also another name of the goddess Nemesis.
ÆLFFLÆDfAnglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements ælf "elf" and flæd "beauty".
ÆLFSWIÞfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
ÆLFWEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
AEMILIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
AESCHYLUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αισχυλος (Aischylos), derived from αισχος (aischos) "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
ÆÐELRICmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ric "power, rule". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.
AFRICANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the place name AFRICA, which in Roman times referred only to North Africa. This was the agnomen of the 3rd-century BC Roman general Scipio Africanus, who was honoured with it after his victory over Carthage in the Second Punic War. His descendants used it as a cognomen.
AGAMEMNONmGreek Mythology
Possibly meaning "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
AGNIESZKAfPolish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGOSTINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGRIPPINAfAncient Roman
Feminine derivative of AGRIPPA. This name was borne by the scheming mother of the Roman emperor Nero, who eventually had her killed. This was also the name of a 3rd-century Roman saint who is venerated in Sicily.
AGURTZANEfBasque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
AISHWARYAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AKHENATONmAncient Egyptian
Possibly means "spirit of ATON" in Egyptian. Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton. He changed his name from Amenhotep IV in order to honour the god. After his death polytheism resumed.
ALBERTINAfItalian, Dutch, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
ALBERTINEfFrench
French feminine form of ALBERT.
ALDEBRANDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements ald meaning "old" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.
ALDEGONDAfDutch
Dutch form of ALDEGUND.
ALEJANDRAfSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEJANDROmSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRmRussian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEMAYEHUm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
ALESANDERmBasque
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDERmEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDRAfEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXANDREmFrench, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
ALEXANDRUmRomanian
Romanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALFONSINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of ALFONSO.
ALPHONSUSmHistory
Latinized form of ALFONSO. This name was borne by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, an 18th-century Italian bishop who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church.
AMARANTHAfVarious
From the name of the amaranth flower, which is derived from Greek αμαραντος (amarantos) meaning "unfading". Αμαραντος (Amarantos) was also an Ancient Greek given name.
AMARYLLISfLiterature
Derived from Greek αμαρυσσω (amarysso) "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil's epic poem 'Eclogues'. The amaryllis flower is named for her.
AMATERASUfFar Eastern Mythology
Means "shining over heaven", from Japanese (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and (terasu) meaning "shine". This was the name of the Japanese sun goddess, the ruler of the heavens. At one time the Japanese royal family claimed descent from her.
AMBROGINOmItalian
Diminutive of AMBROGIO.
AMBROZIJEmCroatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMENEMHETmAncient Egyptian
Means "AMON is foremost" in Egyptian. This was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs, including the founder of the 12th dynasty.
AMENHOTEPmAncient Egyptian
From the Egyptian Ymnhtp meaning "peace of Amon", derived from the name of the Egyptian god AMON combined with htp "peace, satisfaction". This was the name of four pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Amenhotep III, known as the Magnificent, who ruled over Egypt during a time of great prosperity.
AMHLAOIBHmIrish
Irish form of OLAF.
ANACLETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανακλητος (Anakletos), derived from ανακλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
ANAKLETOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ANACLETUS.
ANAMARIJAfCroatian, Macedonian
Combination of ANA and MARIJA.
ANARGYROSmGreek
From the Greek term αναργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with αργυρος (argyros) "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
ANASTASIAfGreek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIEfFrench
French form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYmRussian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTÁZIAfSlovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTÁZIEfCzech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIEfCzech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZJAfPolish
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
ANATOLIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANDRIJANAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANDROCLESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ανδροκλης (Androkles) which meant "glory of a man", derived from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
ANDROMEDAfGreek Mythology
Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.
ANDŻELIKAfPolish
Polish variant of ANGELIKA.
ANGÉLIQUEfFrench
French form of ANGELICA.
ANGELIQUEfDutch
Dutch form of ANGÉLIQUE.
ANIRUDDHAmHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANNABELLAfItalian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLA.
ANNABELLEfEnglish, French
Variant of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLE.
ANNA-LIISAfFinnish
Combination of ANNA and LIISA.
ANNAMÁRIAfHungarian
Combination of ANNA and MÁRIA.
ANNAMARIAfItalian
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNELIESEfGerman, Dutch
Combination of ANNA and LIESE.
ANNEMARIEfDutch, German
Combination of ANNA and MARIE.
ANTIGONUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιγονος (Antigonos), derived from αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονευς (goneus) "ancestor". This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander died, he took control of most of Asia Minor.
ANTINANCOmNative American, Mapuche
Means "eagle of the sun" in Mapuche.
ANTIOCHUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιοχος (Antiochos), derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οχη (oche) "support". This was the name of several rulers of the Seleucid Empire.
ANTIPATERmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιπατρος (Antipatros), which meant "like the father" from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος). This was the name of an officer of Alexander the Great who became the regent of Macedon during Alexander's absence.
ANTONELLAfItalian
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONELLOmItalian
Diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONETTEfEnglish
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTONINUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name, a derivative of ANTONIUS.
ANZHELINAfRussian
Russian form of ANGELINA.
AOIBHEANNfIrish
Means "beautiful sheen" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by Irish royalty.
APARAJITAfBengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
APHRODITEfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phoenician origin. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified with the Roman goddess Venus. She was the wife of Hephaestus and the mother of Eros, and she was often associated with the myrtle tree and doves. The Greeks connected her name with αφρος (aphros) "foam", resulting in the story that she was born from the foam of the sea. Many of her characteristics are based on the goddess known as Ashtoreth to the Phoenicians and Ishtar to the Mesopotamian Semitic peoples, and on the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
APOLLONIAfAncient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of APOLLONIOS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
APOLONIJAfSlovene
Slovene form of APOLLONIA.
APOSTOLOSmGreek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
AQUILINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AQUILA.
ARANTZAZUfBasque
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".
ARCANGELOmItalian
Means "archangel" in Italian.
ARCHELAUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Αρχελαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from αρχος (archos) "master" and λαος (laos) "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARCHIBALDmScottish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements ercan "genuine" and bald "bold". The first element was altered due to the influence of Greek names beginning with the element αρχος (archos) meaning "master". The Normans brought this name to England. It first became common in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ARCHIPPOSmAncient Greek
Means "master of horses" from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) "master" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse".
ARIANRHODfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly means "silver wheel" or "round wheel" in Welsh. In Welsh myth Arianrhod was the mother of the brothers Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes. In earlier myths she was a goddess of the moon.
ARISTAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταιος (Aristaios), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best". This was the name of a minor Greek god of agriculture, hunting and cattle. He was the son of Apollo and the mortal Cyrene.
ARISTARKHmRussian
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTIDESmAncient Greek (Latinized), Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name Αριστειδης (Aristeides), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARISTIDISmGreek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTOTLEmAncient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Αριστοτελης (Aristoteles) which meant "the best purpose", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and τελος (telos) "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
ARKADIUSZmPolish
Polish form of ARKADIOS.
ARTEMISIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARUNDHATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ASCENSIÓNfSpanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ASHTORETHfBiblical, Semitic Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the East Semitic goddess ISHTAR.
ASKLEPIOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly means "cut up" in Greek. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology.
ASSUMPCIÓfCatalan
Catalan cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ÁSTRÍÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
ASTROPHELmLiterature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek αστηρ (aster) "star" and φιλος (philos) "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'.
ATANASIJAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANARICmAncient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "power, ruler". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
ATHANASIAfGreek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
AUDOVACARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
AUGUSTIJNmDutch
Dutch form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (1)mEnglish
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages partly because of a second saint by this name, Augustine of Canterbury, a 6th-century Italian monk sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
AUGUSTINE (2)fFrench, German
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AURANGZEBmHistory
Means "honouring the throne" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor of India.
AURELIANOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
AURELIUSZmPolish
Polish form of AURELIUS.
AUROBINDOmBengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
AUXENTIOSmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
AVKSENTIYmRussian
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
BAAL-ZEBUBmBiblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many English versions of the Old Testament.
BABATUNDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BALDARICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDRIC.
BALDOMEROmSpanish
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".
BALDOVINOmItalian
Italian form of BALDWIN.
BALTASSARmBiblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BALTHAZARmJudeo-Christian Legend
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Balthazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus. He was said to have come from Arabia.
BALWINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BASEMMATHfBiblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BASILEIOSmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of BASIL (1).
BAT-ERDENEmMongolian
Means "strong jewel" in Mongolian.
BATHSHEBAfBiblical
Means "daughter of the oath" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman married to Uriah the Hittite. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle and then married her. She was the mother of Solomon.
BEATRYCZEfPolish
Polish form of BEATRIX.
BEELZEBUBmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) meaning "lord of flies", possibly intended as a mocking alteration of בַּעַל זבל (Ba'al Zevul) meaning "Ba'al of the exalted house", one of the Canaanite names for their god BA'AL.... [more]
BEELZEBULmBiblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.
BELLATRIXfAstronomy
Means "female warrior" in Latin. This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.
BELPHOEBEfLiterature
Combination of belle "beautiful" and the name PHOEBE. This name was first used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
BENEDETTAfItalian
Italian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDETTOmItalian
Italian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDICTAfLate Roman
Feminine form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BÉNÉDICTEfFrench
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTAfGerman (Rare)
German feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDYKTAfPolish
Polish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENIAMINOmItalian
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMINEfFrench
French feminine form of BENJAMIN.
BENVENUTOmItalian
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
BEORHTRICmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "power, rule".
BEORNRÆDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorn "warrior, man" and ræd "counsel".
BERENGUERmCatalan
Catalan form of BERENGAR.
BERHTOALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
BERINHARDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERNARD.
BERNADETTfHungarian
Hungarian form of BERNADETTE.
BERNADINEfEnglish
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERTRANDOmItalian
Italian form of BERTRAND.
BESSARIONmLate Greek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.
BLANCHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements blanc meaning "white" and hard meaning "brave, hardy".
BLANDINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of BLANDUS.
BOGUSŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOHUSLAVAfCzech, Ukrainian
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
BOITUMELOf & mSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BOLDIZSÁRmHungarian
Hungarian form of BALTHAZAR.
BOLESLAVAfCzech (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Czech and Russian feminine form of BOLESŁAW.
BONIFACIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BOUDEWIJNmDutch
Dutch form of BALDWIN.
BOZHIDARAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BOŽIDARKAfSerbian
Feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BRATISLAVmSerbian
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slava "glory".
BRATOSLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
BRÉANAINNmAncient Irish
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
BRENDANUSmIrish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Bréanainn (see BRENDAN).
BRITANNIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the Latin name of the island of Britain, in occasional use as an English given name since the 18th century. This is also the name of the Roman female personification of Britain pictured on some British coins.
BRONISŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements borna "protection" and slava "glory". A famous Polish anthropologist, Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942), has borne this name.
BRUNHILDAfHistory
Variant of BRÜNHILD, referring to the Frankish queen.
BRUNIHILDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
BRYNHILDRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of BRÜNHILD. In the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga' Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
CAECILIUSmAncient Roman
Original masculine form of CECILIA.
CAELESTISmLate Roman
Late Latin name which meant "of the sky, heavenly".
CAESARIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from CAESAR. Saint Caesarius was a 6th-century bishop of Arles.
CAINNEACHmIrish
Irish form of COINNEACH.
CAITRÍONAfIrish
Irish form of KATHERINE.
CAITRÌONAfScottish
Scottish form of KATHERINE.
CALANTHIAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of CALANTHE.
CALLISTUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) "most beautiful". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callixtus), including the 3rd-century Callistus I who is regarded as a saint.
CALLIXTUSmLate Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CARATACOSmAncient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARLINHOSmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARMELITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of CARMEL.
CASSANDERmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.
CASSANDRAfEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), derived from possibly κεκασμαι (kekasmai) "to excel, to shine" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek myth Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies.... [more]
CASSIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of CASSIUS.
CATHARINAfDutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of KATHERINE.
CATHASACHmAncient Irish
Means "vigilant" in Irish.
CATHERINEfFrench, English
French form of KATHERINE, and also a common English variant.
CEARBHALLmIrish
Probably from Gaelic cearbh "hacking with a weapon".
CELANDINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".
CELESTINAfSpanish, Italian
Latinate feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉLESTINEfFrench
French feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINEf & mEnglish
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELESTINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTYNAfPolish
Polish feminine form of CAELESTINUS.
CERNUNNOSmCeltic Mythology (Latinized)
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was usually depicted having antlers, and was identified with the Roman god Mercury.
CHARLOTTAfSwedish
Swedish variant of CHARLOTTE.
CHARLOTTEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.
CHARMAINEfEnglish
Meaning unknown, perhaps a combination of CHARMIAN or the English word charm with the aine suffix from LORRAINE. It was (first?) used for a character in the play 'What Price Glory' (1924), which was made into a popular movie in 1926.
CHARNETTEfEnglish (Rare)
Probably an invented name.
CHAVAQQUQmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHENANIAHmBiblical
Variant of KENANIAH used in several translations of the Old Testament.
CHERNOBOGmSlavic Mythology
Means "the black god" from Slavic cherno "black" and bogu "god". Chernobog was the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief.
CHESTIBORmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIRADmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHIDIEGWUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIFUNIROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "will, wish" in Chewa.
CHIJINDUMm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIMWEMWEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "joy, pleasure" in Chewa.
CHINWEIKEm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDUm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHRISTIANmEnglish, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. A famous bearer was Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
CHRISTINAfEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
CHRISTINEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French form of CHRISTINA, as well as a variant in other languages.
CHRISTMASm & fEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the holiday, which means "Christ festival".
CHRIZANNEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Combination of CHRISTINE and ANNE (1) used in South Africa.
CHRYSANTAfEnglish (Rare)
Shortened form of the word chrysanthemum, the name of a flowering plant, which means "golden flower" in Greek.
CLAUDETTEfFrench
French feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
CLEMENTIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of Clemens or Clementius (see CLEMENT).
CLEOPATRAfAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant "glory of the father", derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος), This was the name of queens of Egypt from the Ptolemaic royal family, including Cleopatra VII, the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. After being defeated by Augustus she committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606) is based on her.
CLEVELANDmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hilly land". This was the surname of American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It is also the name of an American city, which was founded by surveyor Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806).
COINNEACHmScottish
Derived from Gaelic caoin "handsome". It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
COLOMBANOmItalian
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
COLOMBINAfItalian
Italian feminine diminutive of COLUMBA. In traditional Italian pantomimes this is the name of a stock character, the female counterpart of Arlecchino (also called Harlequin). This is also the Italian word for the columbine flower.
COLUMBINEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
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