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FILIPPUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PHILIP.
FILIPPUSmDutch
Official Dutch form of PHILIP, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
FILIPSmLatvian
Latvian form of PHILIP.
FİLİZfTurkish
Means "sprout, shoot" in Turkish.
FILLINmIrish
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
FILOMENAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch form of PHILOMENA.
FIMAmRussian
Diminutive of YEFIM.
FINAfItalian
Short form of SERAFINA. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.
FINDLAYmScottish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.
FINEESmBiblical Latin
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Latin Old Testament.
FINELLAfScottish
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
FINGALmScottish
From Scottish Gaelic Fionnghall meaning "white stranger", derived from fionn "white, fair" and gall "stranger". This was the name of the hero in James Macpherson's epic poem 'Fingal' (1762), which he claimed to have based on early Gaelic legends about Fionn mac Cumhail.
FINKAfCroatian
Diminutive of JOZEFINA.
FINLAYmIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FINLEYm & fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FINN (1)mIrish Mythology, Irish
Older Irish form of FIONN. This is also the usual Anglicized spelling of the name. As a surname it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.
FINN (2)mDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Finnr which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
FINNAGÁNmIrish
Diminutive of FIONN.
FINNÁNmIrish
Older form of FIONNÁN.
FINNBARRmIrish
Old Irish form of FIONNBHARR.
FINNEGANmIrish, English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of a character in James Joyce's novel 'Finnegans Wake' (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called 'Finnegan's Wake'.
FINNÉNmIrish
Older form of FINNIAN.
FINNIANmIrish
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints.
FINNURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of FINN (2).
FINOLAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
FINTANmIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white bull" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
FIONmIrish
Variant of FIONN.
FÍONAfIrish
Derived from Irish fion meaning "vine".
FIONAfScottish, English
Feminine form of FIONN. This name was (first?) used by Scottish poet James Macpherson in his poem 'Fingal' (1762).
FIONNmIrish, Irish Mythology
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar.
FIONNÁNmIrish
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
FIONNBHARRmIrish
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.
FIONNGHALLmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of FINGAL.
FIONNLAGHmIrish, Scottish
Means "white warrior" from Gaelic fionn "white, fair" and laogh "warrior".
FIONNTANmIrish, Scottish
Modern Irish form of FINTAN.
FIONNUALAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Irish fionn "white, fair" and guala "shoulder". In Irish legend Fionnuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.
FIONOLAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
FIORALBAfItalian
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
FIOREf & mItalian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
FIORELLAfItalian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
FIORENZAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORENZOmItalian
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FIORINOmItalian
Italian form of FLORINUS.
FIRATmTurkish
From the Turkish name of the Euphrates River, which was derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself derived from Elamite or Sumerian.
FIRDAUSmArabic, Persian
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately derived from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure". This name belonged to the 11th-century Persian poet and historian Firdausi, the author of the 'Shahnameh'.
FIRDOSmArabic
Variant transcription of FIRDAUS.
FIRENZEfVarious
From the name of an Italian city, commonly called Florence in English.
FIRMINmFrench, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
FIRMINOmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of FIRMIN.
FIRMINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of FIRMIN.
FIROOZEHfPersian
Variant transcription of FIRUZEH.
FIROUZmPersian
Variant transcription of FIRUZ.
FIROUZEHfPersian
Variant transcription of FIRUZEH.
FIROZmPersian
Variant transcription of FIRUZ.
FIRUZmPersian, Tajik
From Persian پیروز (piruz) or فیروز (firuz) meaning "victorious". This name was borne by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, a 14th-century sultan of Delhi who did much to build the city's infrastructure.
FİRUZƏfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of FIRUZEH.
FIRUZAfTajik, Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani, Tajik, Uzbek and Azerbaijani form of FIRUZEH.
FİRUZEfTurkish
Turkish form of FIRUZEH.
FIRUZEHfPersian
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Persian. Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of FIRUZ.
FISHELmYiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish.
FISHKEmYiddish
Variant of FISHEL.
FITOmSpanish
Diminutive of ADOLFO or RODOLFO.
FITZmEnglish (Rare)
Short form of various given names which are derived from surnames beginning with Norman French fitz meaning "son of" (for example FITZROY).
FITZROYmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "son of the king" in Old French, originally given to illegitimate sons of monarchs.
FIZZAfArabic
Variant transcription of FIDDA.
FJOLLAfAlbanian
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
FLAITHRÍmIrish
Means "king of princes" from Gaelic flaith "prince" and "king".
FLAMURmAlbanian
Means "flag" in Albanian.
FLANAGANmEnglish (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". The given name Flannagán is derived from Irish flann "red" and a diminutive suffix.
FLANNm & fIrish
Means "red" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a 9th-century king of Tara in Ireland.
FLANNÁNm & fIrish
Diminutive of FLANN.
FLANNERYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal". The given name Flannghal means "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
FLÁVIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIANmHistory
From the Roman family name Flavianus, which was derived from FLAVIUS. This was the name of several early saints including a 5th-century patriarch of Constantinople who was beaten to death.
FLAVIANOmItalian
Italian form of FLAVIAN.
FLAVIEfFrench
French feminine form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIENmFrench
French form of FLAVIAN.
FLAVIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of FLAVIAN.
FLÁVIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIUmRomanian
Romanian form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.
FLEMMINGmDanish
From a medieval Norse nickname meaning "from Flanders".
FLETCHERmEnglish
From a surname meaning "maker of arrows" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French flechier.
FLEURfFrench, Dutch, English (Rare)
Means "flower" in French. This was the name of a character in John Galsworthy's novels 'The Forsyte Saga' (1922).
FLICKfEnglish
Diminutive of FELICITY.
FLIPmDutch
Diminutive of FILIP.
FLOfEnglish
Short form of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FLOELLAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of FLO.
FLOORm & fDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLOORTJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of FLOOR.
FLÓRAfHungarian
Hungarian form of FLORA.
FLORAfEnglish, German, Italian, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
FLOREfFrench
French form of FLORA.
FLORENCEf & mEnglish, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
FLORENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENCIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTmFrench
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIAfLate Roman
Original feminine form of FLORENCE.
FLORENTINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIUSmLate Roman
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FLORETTAfEnglish
Latinate diminutive of FLORA.
FLORETTEfFrench (Rare)
French diminutive of FLORA.
FLORIANmGerman, Polish, French
From the Roman name Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, is the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
FLORIANAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Italian feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORIANEfFrench
French feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORIANOmItalian
Italian form of FLORIAN.
FLORIJANmCroatian
Croatian form of FLORIAN.
FLORINmRomanian
Romanian form of FLORINUS.
FLORINDAfSpanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
FLORINEfFrench
French feminine form of FLORINUS.
FLORINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
FLORISmDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLOROmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
FLORRIEfEnglish
Diminutive of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FLORRYmIrish
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
FLORUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin flos meaning "flower".
FLOSSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of FLORENCE.
FLOWERfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word flower for the blossoming plant. It is derived (via Old French) from Latin flos.
FLOYDmEnglish
Variant of LLOYD.
FLURRYmIrish
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
FLUTURAfAlbanian
Means "butterfly" in Albanian.
FLYNNmEnglish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Floinn meaning "descendant of FLANN".
FOKAmRussian
Russian form of PHOCAS.
FOLAMIm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
FOLANTmWelsh
Welsh form of VALENTINE (1).
FOLCHERmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of VOLKER.
FOLKEmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of FULK.
FOMAmRussian
Russian form of THOMAS.
FONSmDutch
Short form of ALFONS.
FORBESmScottish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "field" in Gaelic.
FORDmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "ford" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
FORESTmEnglish
Variant of FORREST, or else directly from the English word forest.
FORRESTmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
FORTUNATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FORTUNEfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word fortune, ultimately from Latin fortuna, a derivative of fors "luck".
FOSTER (1)mEnglish
From an English surname which has several different origins: see FOSTER (1), FOSTER (2), FOSTER (3) and FOSTER (4).
FOSTER (2)mEnglish
English form of VAAST, referring to Saint Vedastus.
FOTEINIfGreek
Variant transcription of FOTINI.
FOTINIfGreek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
FOTIOSmGreek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOTISmGreek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOUADmArabic
Variant transcription of FUAD.
FOXmEnglish (Modern)
Either from the English word fox or the surname Fox, which originally given as a nickname. The surname was borne by George Fox (1624-1691), the founder of the Quakers.
FRANm & fSpanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANCmSlovene
Slovene form of FRANCIS.
FRANCAfItalian
Contracted form of FRANCESCA.
FRANCEfFrench
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK (1) or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
FRANCENEfEnglish (Rare)
English variant of FRANCINE.
FRANCESfEnglish
Feminine form of FRANCIS. The distinction between Francis as a masculine name and Frances as a feminine name did not arise until the 17th century. A notable bearer was Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), a social worker and the first American to be canonized.
FRANCESCmCatalan
Catalan form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCAfItalian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCOmItalian
Italian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
FRANCESCUmCorsican
Corsican form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCETTEfFrench
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
FRANCIfHungarian
Diminutive of FRANCISKA.
FRANCINEfFrench, English
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
FRANCISm & fEnglish, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
FRANCISCAfSpanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISCOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). A notable bearer was Francisco de Goya, a Spanish painter and engraver. The name was also borne by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
FRANČIŠEKmSlovene
Slovene form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANČIŠKAfSlovene
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISKAfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISQUEmFrench
French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.
FRANCISZEKmPolish
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISZKAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCKmFrench
French form of FRANK (1).
FRANCO (1)mItalian, Ancient Germanic
Italian form of FRANK (1), as well as an older Germanic form.
FRANCO (2)mItalian
Contracted form of FRANCESCO.
FRANÇOISmFrench
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). François Villon was a French lyric poet of the 15th century. This was also the name of two kings of France.
FRANÇOISEfFrench
Feminine form of FRANÇOIS.
FRANEmCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANGmScottish
Scottish form of FRANCIS.
FRANGAGfScottish
Scottish feminine form of FRANCIS.
FRANJOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCIS.
FRANK (1)mEnglish, German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic name which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used. From medieval times, the various forms of this name have been commonly conflated with the various forms of Francis.... [more]
FRANK (2)mEnglish
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.
FRANKA (1)fGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of FRANK (1).
FRANKA (2)fCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCA.
FRANKIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FRANK (1) or FRANCES.
FRANKLINmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman". A famous bearer of the surname was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher. The name has commonly been given in his honour in the United States. It also received a boost during the term of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
FRANKOmCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCO (2).
FRANNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of FRANCES.
FRANNYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FRANCIS or FRANCES.
FRANOmCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANSmDutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Dutch, Scandinavian and Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRAÑSEZmBreton
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRAÑSEZAfBreton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠEKmCzech
Czech form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠKAfCzech
Czech feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCAfSardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKAfBasque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKOmBasque
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANZmGerman
German form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). This name was borne by the influential author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), writer of 'The Trial' and 'The Castle' among other works. Also, rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire have had this name.
FRÄNZEfGerman
Diminutive of FRANZISKA.
FRANZIfGerman
Short form of FRANZISKA.
FRANZISKAfGerman
German feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRASERmScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Simon Fraser (1776-1862), a Canadian explorer.
FRAUKEfGerman
Means "little lady", derived from German frau combined with a diminutive suffix.
FREDmEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FREDAfEnglish
Short form of names ending in freda or fred, such as WINIFRED or ALFREDA.
FREDDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FREDERICK or FREDA.
FREDDYmEnglish
Diminutive of FREDERICK.
FREDENANDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and nand "daring, brave".
FRÉDÉRICmFrench
French form of FREDERICK.
FREDERICKmEnglish
English form of a Germanic name meaning "peaceful ruler", derived from frid "peace" and ric "ruler, power". This name has long been common in continental Germanic-speaking regions, being borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and Prussia. Notables among these rulers include the 12th-century Holy Roman emperor and crusader Frederick I Barbarossa, the 13th-century emperor and patron of the arts Frederick II, and the 18th-century Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.... [more]
FREDERICOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of FREDERICK.
FREDERIKmDanish, Dutch
Danish and Dutch form of FREDERICK. This was the name of nine kings of Denmark over the past 500 years, alternating each generation with the name Christian.
FREDERIKKEfDanish
Danish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FREDIANOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
FREDRIKmSwedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian form of FREDERICK. This was the name of a 18th-century king of Sweden.
FREDRIKAfSwedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FREEKmDutch
Dutch short form of FREDERICK.
FREEMANmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "free man". It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.
FREIDAfEnglish
Variant of FRIEDA.
FREJmDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYR.
FREJAfDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYA.
FRENSmLimburgish
Limburgish form of FRANCIS.
FRENSKEmLimburgish
Diminutive of FRENS.
FREYAfNorse Mythology, English (British, Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she was one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
FREYDEfYiddish
Means "joy" in Yiddish.
FREYJAfIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of FREYA.
FREYRmNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
FRICISmLatvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRIDENOTmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
FRIDERIKmSlovene
Slovene form of FREDERICK.
FRIDESWIDEfHistory
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
FRĪDRIHSmLatvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDUHELMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.
FRIDUMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
FRIDUMARmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and mari "famous".
FRIDURICmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
FRIDWALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
FRIEDEfGerman
Short form of names containing the element fried, derived from the Germanic element frid meaning "peace".
FRIEDEMANNmGerman
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
FRIEDERIKEfGerman
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
FRIEDHELMmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
FRIEDHOLDmGerman (Rare)
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".
FRIEDRICHmGerman
German form of FREDERICK. This was the name of kings of Germany. The socialist Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) and the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) are two famous bearers of this name.
FRIGEfAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRIGGfNorse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
FRIGIDIANUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of FREDIANO.
FRIGYESmHungarian
Hungarian form of FREDERICK.
FRISOmFrisian
Refers to a member of the ethnic group, the Frisians, a Germanic tribe of northwest Europe. Friesland in the Netherlands is named for them.
FRÍÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐRIKmIcelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
FRIÐRIKAfIcelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICA.
FRIÐUSWIÞfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
FRITJOFmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
FRITSmDutch
Dutch diminutive of FREDERIK.
FRITZmGerman
German diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
FRITZIfGerman
German diminutive of FRIEDERIKE.
FRODEmDanish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRODOmLiterature
Derived from the Germanic element frod "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.
FRONAfEnglish
Diminutive of SOPHRONIA.
FROSINAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRØYAfNorwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
FRUMAfYiddish
Means "pious" in Yiddish.
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