Names Starting with N

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NA f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, delicate" or other characters pronounced similarly.
NAAJI m Arabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NAAMA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NA'AMAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NAAMAH f Biblical
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
NABIL m Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NABILA f Arabic
Feminine form of NABIL.
NABOPOLASSAR m Babylonian (Anglicized)
From the Akkadian name Nabu-apla-usur meaning "Nabu protect my son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with aplu meaning "son, heir" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This was the name of a 7th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire, the first of the Chaldean dynasty.
NABU m Semitic Mythology
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce". This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing.
NACE m Slovene
Variant of IGNAC.
NACHO m Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACİ m Turkish
Turkish form of NAAJI.
NACIO m Spanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NAĎA f Czech
Diminutive of NADĚŽDA.
NADA (1) f Arabic
Means either "generosity" or "dew" in Arabic.
NADA (2) f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "hope" in South Slavic.
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.
NADEEM m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see NADIM).
NADÈGE f French
French form of NADEZHDA.
NADEJDA f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Надежда (see NADEZHDA).
NADER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نادر (see NADIR).
NADĚŽDA f Czech
Czech form of NADEZHDA.
NADEŽDA f Slovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NADEZHDA f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Means "hope" in Slavic.
NADIA (1) f French, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the western world, as well as an alternate 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
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديّة (see NADIYYA).
NADICA f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of NADA (2).
NADIM m Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADINE f French, German, English
French elaborated form of NADIA (1).
NADİR m Turkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADIR m Arabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NADIRA f Arabic
Feminine form of NADIR.
NADİRE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NADIR.
NADIYA f Ukrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA, as well as being the modern Ukrainian word meaning "hope".
NADİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of NADIYYA.
NADIYYA f Arabic
Means "moist, tender, delicate" in Arabic.
NADJA f German, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
NADRA f Arabic
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديّة (see NADIYYA).
NADZEYA f Belarusian
Belarusian form of NADEZHDA.
NADZIEJA f Polish
Polish cognate of NADEZHDA, being the modern Polish word meaning "hope".
NAËL m French
Possibly a short form of NATHANAËL or GWENAËL.
NAENIA f Roman Mythology
Means "incantation, dirge" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
NAEVIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of NEVIO.
NAFISA f Arabic
From Arabic نفيس (nafis) meaning "precious, valuable".
NAFISET f Circassian
Circassian form of NAFISA.
NAFULA f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of WAFULA.
NAGENDRA m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lord of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (naga) meaning "snake" (also "elephant") combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
NAGI m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيّ (see NAJI).
NAGIB m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيب (see NAJIB).
NAGORE f Basque
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
NAHAL f Hebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAHEED f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian ناهید (see NAHID).
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.
NAHUEL m Native American, Mapuche
Means "jaguar" in Mapuche.
NAHUM m Biblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). 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.
NAIA f Basque
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
NAIARA f Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish city of Nájera, which is Arabic in origin. In the 12th century there was a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave.
NAICHE m Native American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.
NAIDA f Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
NAİL m Turkish
Turkish form of NAIL.
NAIL m Arabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
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'IM m Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NAİM m Turkish
Turkish form of NA'IM.
NA'IMA f Arabic
Feminine form of NA'IM.
NAİME f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
NAINSÍ f Irish
Irish form of NANCY.
NAIRA f Native American, Aymara
Means "eye" in Aymara.
NAIRYOSANGHA m Persian Mythology
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.
NAJA f Native American, Greenlandic, Danish
Means "boy's younger sister" in Greenlandic. It was popularized in Denmark by the writer B. S. Ingemann, who used it in his novel 'Kunnuk and Naja, or the Greenlanders' (1842).
NAJDEN m Macedonian
Macedonian form of NAYDEN.
NAJI m Arabic
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. This can also be another way of transcribing the name ناجي (see NAAJI).
NAJIB m Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJM m Arabic
Means "star" in Arabic.
NAJMA f Arabic
Feminine form of NAJM.
NAJWA f Arabic
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
NAKATO f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
NALA m Hinduism
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
NALANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" or "the chiefs" from Hawaiian , a definite article, and lani "heaven, sky, chief".
NALDO m Italian
Short form of names ending in naldo, such as RINALDO or ARNALDO.
NALIAKA f Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya liliaka meaning "weeding".
NALINI f Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NAMRATA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "bowing, humility" in Sanskrit.
NAN f English
Originally a diminutive of ANN. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of NANCY.
NANA (1) f Greek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NANA (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and/or (na), a phonetic character. The characters can be in either order or the same character can be duplicated, as indicated by the symbol . Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also be used to form this name.
NANA (3) f Georgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 4th-century queen consort of Georgia who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
NANABAH f Native American, Navajo
Means "she returns" from Navajo náánádááh.
NANABOZHO m New World Mythology
Means "my rabbit" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology Nanabozho (also called Wenabozho) is the name of a trickster spirit.
NANAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NANAMI f Japanese
From Japanese (nana) meaning "seven" and (mi) meaning "sea". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
NANAYA f Sumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to INANNA. This was the name of a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians. She was later conflated with the goddesses Anahita and Aphrodite.
NANCE f English
Short form of NANCY.
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.
NAND m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
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.
NANDAG f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
NANDITA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
NANDO m Spanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NÁNDOR m Hungarian
Originally this was a Hungarian word referring to a Bulgarian people that lived along the Danube. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian short form of FERDINAND.
NANETTE f English
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANI f Hawaiian
Means "beauty, glory" in Hawaiian.
NANJALA f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of WANJALA.
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 Sumerian 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.
NANNIE f English
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANNY f English
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANOOK m Native American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film 'Nanook of the North' (1922).
NANULI f Georgian
Diminutive of NANA (3).
NANUQ m Native American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAOISE m Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.
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.
NAOMHÁN m Irish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NA'OMI f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
NAOMI (1) f English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) 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.
NAPHTALI m Biblical
Means "my struggle, my strife" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
NAPIER m English (Rare)
From an English and Scots surname meaning "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".
NAPOLEON m History, English
From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. The etymology is uncertain, but it is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic mythology to refer to the keepers of a hoard of treasure (often identified with the Burgundians). Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
NAPOLEONE m Italian
Original Italian form of NAPOLEON. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).
NAQI m Arabic
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
NARAM-SIN m Akkadian
Means "beloved of Sin", from Akkadian narāmu and the god's name SIN. This was the name of a 23rd-century BC ruler of the Akkadian Empire, the grandson of Sargon.
NARANBAATAR m Mongolian
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
NARANGEREL f Mongolian
Means "sun light" in Mongolian.
NARANTSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "sun flower" in Mongolian.
NARAYAN m Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANA m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANAN m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NARCÍS m Catalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NARCISSA f Late Roman
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISSUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NARCYZ m Polish
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
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).
NARELLE f English (Australian)
Meaning unknown. It was borne by the wife of Umbarra, who was a 19th-century leader of the Yuin, an Aboriginal people.
NARENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
NARGES f Persian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NARI f Korean
Means "lily" in Korean.
NARINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of NARENDRA used by Sikhs.
NARSES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Persian name Narseh, which was derived from Avestan NAIRYOSANGHA. This name was borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.
NASCIMBENE m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name meaning "born well".
NASEEM m & f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم or Urdu نسیم (see NASIM).
NASEER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).
NASH m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.
NASHWA f Arabic
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
NASIB m Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIM m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIMIYU f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of SIMIYU.
NASIR m Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NASIRA f Arabic
Feminine form of NASIR.
NASRIN f Persian, Bengali
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
NASSER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).
NASSIM m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم (see NASIM).
NASTASIA f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Настасья (see NASTASYA).
NASTASYA f Russian
Short form of ANASTASIYA.
NASTJA f Slovene
Diminutive of ANASTAZIJA.
NASTYA f Russian
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
NAT m & f English
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATA f Russian
Short form of NATALYA.
NATACHA f French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATALE m Italian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALI f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATÁLIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATÀLIA f Catalan
Catalan form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATÁLIE f Czech
Czech form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIE f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. She is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, and the name has traditionally been more common among Eastern Christians than those in the West. It was popularized in America by actress Natalie Wood (1938-1981), who was born to Russian immigrants.
NATĀLIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIJA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALINO m Italian
Diminutive of NATALE.
NATALIO m Spanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIYA f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKA f Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALYA f Russian
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATANAEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAIL m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NATAŠA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
Form of NATASHA in several languages.
NATASA f Greek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NATASHA f Russian, English
Russian diminutive of NATALYA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1865). It has been used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
NATASZA f Polish
Polish form of NATASHA.
NATE m English
Short form of NATHAN or NATHANIEL.
NATELA f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ნათელი (nateli) meaning "light, bright".
NATHÁLIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATHALIE f French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
French form of NATALIE, as well as a Dutch, German and Scandinavian variant.
NATHAN m English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
NATHANAËL m French
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAEL m Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIEL m English, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
NATIA f Georgian
Diminutive of NATELA.
NATISHA f African American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NATSUKI f Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsuki) meaning "moon". Alternatively, it can come from (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
NATSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
NATSUMI f Japanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsumi) meaning "pick, pluck". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NAUM m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAUSICAA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ναυσικαα (Nausikaa) meaning "burner of ships". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of a daughter of Alcinous who helps Odysseus on his journey home.
NAVA f Hebrew
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NAVDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
NAVEED m Persian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see NAVID).
NAVEEN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नवीन, Kannada ನವೀನ್, Telugu నవీన్, Tamil நவீன் or Malayalam നവീൻ (see NAVIN).
NAVID m Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAVNEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
NAWAL f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAWRA f Arabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
NAYARA f Spanish
Spanish form of NAIARA.
NAYDEN m Bulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
NAYELI f Native American, Zapotec
Possibly from Zapotec nadxiie lii meaning "I love you" or nayele' meaning "open".
NAZ f Turkish
Means "coy" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
NAZAIRE m French (Rare)
French form of NAZARIUS.
NAZAR m Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARET f & m Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NAZARIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIUS m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name was borne by several early saints, including a man martyred with Celsus in Milan.
NAZARIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZIH m Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZIHA f Arabic
Feminine form of NAZIH.
NAZİM m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of NAZIM.
NAZIM m Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIM.
NAZIM m Arabic
Means "organizer" in Arabic.
NAZLI f Persian
Means "delicate, beautiful, coy" in Persian.
NAZLI f Turkish
Turkish form of NAZLI.
NAZZARENO m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NDIDI m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEA f Swedish, Finnish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NEACEL m Scottish
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
NEAL m English
Variant of NEIL.
NEAS f Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of NEASA.
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.
NEASSA f Irish
Variant of NEASA.
NEBİL m Turkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEBİLE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
NEBO m Biblical
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBOJŠA m Serbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEBROD m Biblical Greek
Form of NIMROD used in the Greek Old Testament.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR m Babylonian (Anglicized), Biblical
From נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר (Nevukhadnetzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "Nabu protect my eldest son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with kudurru meaning "eldest son" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
NECHTAN m Irish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the name of several kings of the Picts.
NECULAI m Romanian
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NED m English
Diminutive of EDWARD or EDMUND. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.
NEDA (2) f Persian
Persian form of NIDA.
NEDELCHO m Bulgarian
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
NEDELJKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELJKO m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
NEDELKA f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELKO m Macedonian
Macedonian form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELYA f Bulgarian
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
NEDILJKA f Croatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDİM m Turkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEDYALKA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKO m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEEA f Finnish
Short form of LINNEA.
NEELA f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Tamil நீலா or Hindi नीला (see NILA).
NEELAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see NILAM).
NEELIMA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).
NEELTJE f Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NEELY m English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEEMIAS m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEER m Limburgish
Short form of RENEER.
NEERAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).
NEFELI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of NEPHELE.
NEFERTARI f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jrj meaning "the most beautiful". This was the name of an Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the favourite wife of Rameses II.
NEFERTITI f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jytj meaning "the beautiful one has come". Nefertiti was a powerful Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the principal wife of Akhenaton, the pharaoh that briefly imposed a monotheistic religion centered around the sun god Aton.
NEFİSET f Turkish
Turkish form of NAFISA.