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NAfChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, delicate" or other characters pronounced similarly.
NAAJImArabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NA'AMAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NAAMAHfBiblical, Hebrew
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.
NABILmArabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NABILAfArabic
Feminine form of NABIL.
NABUmNear Eastern Mythology
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce". This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing.
NACEmSlovene
Variant of IGNAC.
NACHOmSpanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACİmTurkish
Turkish form of NAAJI.
NACIOmSpanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NAĎAfCzech
Diminutive of NADĚŽDA.
NADA (1)fArabic
Means either "generosity" or "dew" in Arabic.
NADA (2)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "hope" in South Slavic.
NADABmBiblical, 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.
NADEEMmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADÈGEfFrench
French form of NADEZHDA.
NADEJDAfRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NADEZHDA.
NADERmArabic
Variant transcription of NADIR.
NADĚŽDAfCzech
Czech form of NADEZHDA.
NADEŽDAfSlovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NADEZHDAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Means "hope" in Slavic.
NADIA (1)fFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NADIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADINEfFrench, German, English
French elaborated form of NADIA (1).
NADİRmTurkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADIRmArabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NADIRAfArabic
Feminine form of NADIR.
NADİREfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NADIR.
NADIYAfUkrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA, as well as being the modern Ukrainian word meaning "hope".
NADİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of NADIYYA.
NADIYYAfArabic
Means "moist, tender, delicate" in Arabic.
NADJAfGerman, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
NADRAfArabic
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NADZEYAfBelarusian
Belarusian form of NADEZHDA.
NADZIEJAfPolish
Polish cognate of NADEZHDA, being the modern Polish word meaning "hope".
NAENIAfRoman Mythology
Means "incantation, dirge" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
NAGENDRAmHinduism, 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.
NAGImArabic
Variant transcription of NAJI.
NAGIBmArabic
Variant transcription of NAJIB.
NAGOREfBasque
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
NAHALfHebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAHEEDfPersian
Variant transcription of NAHID.
NAHIAfBasque
Means "desire" in Basque.
NAHIDfPersian
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
NAHORmBiblical
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
NAHUELmNative American, Mapuche
Means "jaguar" in Mapuche.
NAHUMmBiblical
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.
NAIAfBasque
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
NAIARAfBasque
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.
NAICHEmNative American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.
NAIDAfCroatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
NAİLmTurkish
Turkish form of NAIL.
NAILmArabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
NAILAfArabic
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.
NAİLEfTurkish
Turkish form of NAILA.
NA'IMmArabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NAİMmTurkish
Turkish form of NA'IM.
NA'IMAfArabic
Feminine form of NA'IM.
NAİMEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
NAINSÍfIrish
Irish form of NANCY.
NAIRAfNative American, Aymara
Means "eye" in Aymara.
NAIRYOSANGHAmPersian Mythology
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.
NAJDENmMacedonian
Macedonian form of NAYDEN.
NAJImArabic
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. It can also be a variant transcription of NAAJI.
NAJIBmArabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJMmArabic
Means "star" in Arabic.
NAJMAfArabic
Feminine form of NAJM.
NAJWAfArabic
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
NAKATOfEastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
NALAmHinduism
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
NALANIf & mHawaiian
Means "the heavens" or "the chiefs" from Hawaiian , a definite article, and lani "heaven, sky, chief".
NALDOmItalian
Short form of names ending in naldo.
NALIAKAfEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya liliaka meaning "weeding".
NALINIfIndian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NAMRATAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "bowing, humility" in Sanskrit.
NANfEnglish
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)fGreek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NANA (2)fJapanese
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)fGeorgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 4th-century queen consort of Georgia who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
NANABAHfNative American, Navajo
Means "she returns" from Navajo náánádááh.
NANABOZHOmNew World Mythology
Means "my rabbit" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology Nanabozho (also called Wenabozho) is the name of a trickster spirit.
NANAKOfJapanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NANAMIfJapanese
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.
NANAYAfNear Eastern 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.
NANCEfEnglish
Short form of NANCY.
NANCYfEnglish
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.
NANDmIndian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDAmHinduism, 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.
NANDAGfScottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
NANDITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
NANDOmSpanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NÁNDORmHungarian
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.
NANETTEfEnglish
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANIfHawaiian
Means "beauty, glory" in Hawaiian.
NANNA (1)fDanish, 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)mNear Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Sumerian god of the moon. He was the son of Enlil and the husband of Ningal.
NANNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANNYfEnglish
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANOOKmNative American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film 'Nanook of the North' (1922).
NANULIfGeorgian
Diminutive of NANA (3).
NANUQmNative American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAOISEmIrish, 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.
NAOKImJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
NAOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
NAOMHfIrish
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.
NAOMHÁNmIrish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NAOMI (1)fEnglish, 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 & mJapanese
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.
NAOUMmBiblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NAPHTALImBiblical
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.
NAPIERmEnglish (Rare)
From an English and Scots surname which meant "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".
NAPOLEONmHistory, 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).
NAPOLEONEmItalian
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).
NAQImArabic
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
NARANBAATARmMongolian
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
NARANGERELfMongolian
Means "sun light" in Mongolian.
NARANTSETSEGfMongolian
Means "sun flower" in Mongolian.
NARAYANmIndian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANAmHinduism, 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.
NARAYANANmIndian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NARCÍSmCatalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NARCISSAfLate Roman
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISSUSmGreek 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]
NARCYZmPolish
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
NAREKmArmenian
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).
NARELLEfEnglish (Australian)
Meaning unknown. It was borne by the wife of Umbarra, who was a 19th-century leader of the Yuin, an Aboriginal people.
NARENDRAmIndian, 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".
NARGESfPersian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NARIfKorean
Means "lily" in Korean.
NARINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of NARENDRA used by Sikhs.
NARSESmAncient 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.
NASEEMm & fArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASEERmArabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASHmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which 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'.
NASHWAfArabic
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
NASIBmArabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIRmArabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NASIRAfArabic
Feminine form of NASIR.
NASRINfPersian, Bengali
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
NASSERmArabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASSIMm & fArabic
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASTASIAfRussian
Variant transcription of NASTASYA.
NASTJAfSlovene
Diminutive of ANASTAZIJA.
NASTYAfRussian
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
NATm & fEnglish
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATAfRussian
Short form of NATALYA.
NATACHAfFrench, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATALEmItalian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATÁLIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATÁLIEfCzech
Czech form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIEfEnglish, 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.
NATĀLIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIOmSpanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKAfUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALYAfRussian
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATANAELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAILmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NATAŠAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
NATASAfGreek
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NATASHAfRussian, 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.
NATASZAfPolish
Polish form of NATASHA.
NATEmEnglish
Short form of NATHAN or NATHANIEL.
NATELAfGeorgian
Derived from Georgian ნათელი (nateli) meaning "light, bright".
NATHÁLIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATHALIEfFrench, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
French form of NATALIE, as well as a Dutch, German and Scandinavian variant.
NATHANmEnglish, 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]
NATHANAËLmFrench
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAELmBiblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name ןְתַןְאֵל (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.
NATHANAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIELmEnglish, 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.
NATIAfGeorgian
Diminutive of NATELA.
NATISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NATSUKIfJapanese
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.
NATSUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
NATSUMIfJapanese
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.
NAUMmRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAUSICAAfGreek 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.
NAVAfHebrew
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NAVDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
NAVEEDmPersian, Arabic
Variant transcription of NAVID.
NAVEENmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVIDmPersian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAVNEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
NAWALfArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAWRAfArabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
NAYARAfSpanish
Spanish form of NAIARA.
NAYDENmBulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
NAYELIfNative American, Zapotec
Means "I love you" in Zapotec.
NAZfTurkish
Means "coy" in Turkish.
NAZARmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARETf & mSpanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NAZARIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIUSmLate 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.
NAZARIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZIHmArabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZIHAfArabic
Feminine form of NAZIH.
NAZLIfArabic
Means "delicate, beautiful" in Arabic.
NAZLIfTurkish
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
NAZZARENOmItalian
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.
NDIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEAfSwedish, Finnish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NEACELmScottish
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
NEALmEnglish
Variant of NEIL.
NEASfIrish Mythology
Old Irish form of NEASA.
NEASAfIrish, 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.
NEASSAfIrish
Variant of NEASA.
NEBİLmTurkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEBİLEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
NEBOmBiblical
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBOJŠAmSerbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEBUCHADNEZZARmAncient Near Eastern (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "NABU preserve my firstborn son". 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.
NECHTANmIrish 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.
NECULAImRomanian
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NEDmEnglish
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)fPersian
Persian form of NIDA.
NEDELCHOmBulgarian
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
NEDELJKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELJKOmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
NEDELKAfMacedonian
Macedonian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELKOmMacedonian
Macedonian form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELYAfBulgarian
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
NEDILJKAfCroatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDİMmTurkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEDJELJKAfCroatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKOmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEELAfTamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
NEELAMf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of NILAM.
NEELIMAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of NILIMA.
NEELTJEfDutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NEELYmEnglish
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEEMIASmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEERmLimburgish
Short form of RENEER.
NEERAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of NIRAJ.
NEFELIfGreek
Modern Greek form of NEPHELE.
NEFERTARIfAncient 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.
NEFERTITIfAncient 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.
NEHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NEHEMIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
NEHİRfTurkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
NEIFIONmWelsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NEILmIrish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
NEILINAfScottish
Feminine form of NEIL.
NEIRINmWelsh
Older form of ANEIRIN.
NEITHfEgyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nit, possibly meaning "water". This was the name of an early Egyptian goddess of weaving, hunting and war. Her character may have some correspondences with the goddesses Tanith, Anat or Athena.
NEJAfSlovene
Diminutive of JERNEJA.
NEJCmSlovene
Diminutive of JERNEJ.
NEKANEfBasque
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.
NEKODAmBiblical
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.
NELAfCroatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NELDAfEnglish
Possibly an elaboration of NELL using the popular name suffix da.
NELEfGerman, Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NÉLIDAfLiterature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel 'Nélida' (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.
NELINHAfPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUELA.
NELINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUEL.
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