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OANA   f   Romanian
Romanian short form of IOANA.
OANEZ   f   Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
OBADIAH   m   Biblical
Means "servant of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Obadiah, which predicts the downfall of the nation of Edom.
OBDULIA   f   Spanish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.
OBED   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "servant, worshipper" in Hebrew. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including the grandfather of David.
OBERON   m   Literature
Variant of AUBERON. Oberon was the king of the fairies in Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595). A moon of Uranus bears this name in his honour.
OBI   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "heart" in Igbo.
OBRAD   m   Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OCEAN   m & f   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word ocean for a large body of water. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ωκεανος (Okeanos), the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.
OCÉANE   f   French
Derived from French océan meaning "ocean".
OCEANUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of OKEANOS.
OCHIENG   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
OCTAVE   m   French
French form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTÁVIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OCTAVIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of OCTAVIUS. Octavia was the wife of Mark Antony and the sister of Roman emperor Augustus. In 19th-century England it was sometimes given to the eighth-born child.
OCTAVIAN   m   History, Romanian
From the Roman name Octavianus, which was derived from the name OCTAVIUS. After Gaius Octavius (later Roman emperor Augustus) was adopted by Julius Caesar he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.
OCTAVIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of OCTAVIAN.
OCTÁVIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "eighth" from Latin octavus. This was the original family name of the emperor Augustus (born Gaius Octavius). It was also rarely used as a Roman praenomen, or given name.
ODA   f   German, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODALIS   f & m   Spanish
Spanish form of ODILIA.
ODALRIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ULRICH.
ODALYS   f   Spanish
Variant of ODALIS.
ODARKA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
ODD   m   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse oddr meaning "point of a sword".
ODDMUND   m   Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements oddr "point of a sword" and mundr "protection".
ODDO   m   Italian
Italian form of OTTO.
ODDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ODD.
ODE   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODED   m   Biblical
Means "to restore" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet from Samaria.
ODELIA   f   English
Form of ODILIA.
ODELL   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dying.
ODEN   m   Norse Mythology
Swedish form of ODIN.
ODESSA   f   Various
From the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea. This name can also be used as a feminine form of ODYSSEUS.
ODETA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
ODETTA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of ODETTE.
ODETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ODA or ODILIA. This is the name of a princess who has been transformed into a swan in the ballet 'Swan Lake' (1877) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
ODHARNAIT   f   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix.
ODHIAMBO   m   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
ODHRÁN   m   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a saint who travelled with Saint Columba through Scotland.
ÖDI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ÖDÖN.
ODILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODILIA.
ODILE   f   French
French form of ODILIA.
ODILIA   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.
ODILIE   f   German (Archaic)
Variant of ODILIA.
ODILO   m   Ancient Germanic
Masculine form of ODILIA.
ODILON   m   French (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
French masculine form of ODILIA.
ODIN   m   Norse Mythology, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of Old Norse Óðinn which was derived from óðr "inspiration, rage, frenzy". It ultimately developed from the early Germanic *Woðanaz. In Norse mythology Odin was the highest of the gods, presiding over art, war, wisdom and death. He resided in Valhalla, where warriors went after they were slain.
ODO   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
ODOACER   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODOVACAR. The Gothic leader Odovacar is frequently called by this name.
ÖDÖN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDMUND.
ODOVACAR   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.
ODRAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ODTSETSEG   f   Mongolian
Means "star flower" in Mongolian.
ODYSSEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Perhaps derived from Greek οδυσσομαι (odyssomai) "to hate". In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the 'Odyssey' Homer relates Odysseus's misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.
OEDIPUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from οιδεω (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek mythology Oedipus was the son of the Theban king Laius and his wife Jocasta. Laius received a prophesy that he would be killed by his son, so he left the newborn to die of exposure. Oedipus was however rescued and raised in the home of the Corinthian king Polybus. After he had grown and learned of the same prophesy, Oedipus left Corinth so that he would not be a danger to Polybus, who he assumed was his father. On the road to Delphi he chanced upon his real father Laius and slew him in a petty disagreement, thus fulfilling the prophecy. He then correctly answered the Sphinx's riddle, winning the now vacant throne of Thebes and marrying the widowed queen Jocasta, his own mother. Years later they learned the truth of their relationship, prompting Jocasta to commit suicide and Oedipus to blind himself.
ÓENGUS   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of AONGHUS.
OENONE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Οινωνε (Oinone), derived from οινος (oinos) meaning "wine". In Greek mythology Oenone was a mountain nymph who was married to Paris before he went after Helen.
OFEK   m   Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
OFÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
OFELIA   f   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of OPHELIA.
OFER   m   Hebrew
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.
OFIR   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFRA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
'OFRAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
OFYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of OVID.
OGDEN   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak valley" in Old English. A famous bearer was the humourous American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971).
OGECHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of OGECHUKWUKAMA.
OGECHUKWUKAMA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
OGHENEKARO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENERO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OGNEN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of OGNYAN.
OGNENA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of OGNYAN.
OGNIAN   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of OGNYAN.
OGNJAN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant form of OGNYAN.
OGNJEN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of OGNYAN.
OGNYAN   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian огнен (ognen) "fiery".
OGNYANA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of OGNYAN.
OHAD   m   Biblical
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third son of Simeon.
OHANNES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
OIDIPOUS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of OEDIPUS.
OIER   m   Basque
Meaning unknown, of Basque origin.
OIGHRIG   f   Scottish
Means "new speckled one" in Scottish Gaelic.
OIHANA   f   Basque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of OLGA.
OINONE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of OENONE.
OISÍN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little deer", derived from Irish os "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend Oisín was a warrior hero and a poet, the son of Fionn mac Cumhail.
OIVA   m   Finnish
Means "splendid" in Finnish.
ØIVIND   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
OKEANOS   m   Greek Mythology
From the name of the river or body of water thought by the ancient Greeks to surround the Earth. In Greek mythology Okeanos was the Titan who personified this body of water.
OKORO   m   Western African, Urhobo
Means "man" in Urhobo.
OKROPIR   m   Georgian
Means "gold mouth" in Georgian.
OKSANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of XENIA.
OLA (1)   m   Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish short form of OLAF.
OLA (2)   f   Polish
Polish short form of ALEKSANDRA.
OLABODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth returns" in Yoruba.
OLAF   m   Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Polish
From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).
ÓLAFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OLAF.
OLALLA   f   Spanish
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.
OLAMIDE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
OLAMILEKAN   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is increased" in Yoruba.
OLANREWAJU   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth is the future" or "my wealth is moving forward" in Yoruba.
OLAV   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of OLAF.
OLAVI   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLAVO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
ÓLAVUR   m   Faroese
Faroese form of OLAF.
OLAYINKA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth surrounds me" in Yoruba.
OLDŘICH   m   Czech
Czech form of ULRICH.
OLDRICH   m   Slovak
Slovak form of ULRICH.
OLE   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of OLAF.
OLEG   m   Russian
Russian form of HELGE. The Varangians brought this name from Scandinavia to Russia. It was borne by an important 10th-century Grand Prince of Kiev.
OLEGÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLEGARIO.
OLEGARIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of a Germanic name, possibly Aldegar, derived from the elements ald "old" and ger "spear". This was the name of a 12th-century saint, a bishop of Barcelona.
OLEH   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of OLEG.
OLEK   m   Polish
Short form of ALEKSANDER.
OLEKSANDER   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of OLEKSANDR.
OLEKSANDR   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDER.
OLEKSANDRA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDRA.
OLEKSIY   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXIS.
OLENA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
OLES   m   Ukrainian
Short form of OLEKSANDR or OLEKSIY.
OLEV   m   Estonian
Estonian form of OLAF.
OLEXIY   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of OLEKSIY.
OĽGA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of OLGA.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLGICA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLHA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of OLGA.
OLI   m   English
Short form of OLIVER.
OLIVA   f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLIVE   f   English
From the English word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva.
OLIVÉR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of OLIVER.
OLIVER   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OLIVERA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of OLIVER.
OLIVETTE   f   Literature
Feminine form of OLIVER. This was the name of the title character in the French opera 'Les noces d'Olivette' (1879) by Edmond Audran.
OLÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLIVIE   f   French (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIER   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
OLIVIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of OLIVER.
OLIWER   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of OLIVER.
OLIWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of OLIVIA.
OLIWIER   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of OLIVER.
OLJA   f   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLLE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of OLAF.
OLLI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of OLAVI.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLOF   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLOV   m   Swedish
Swedish form of OLAF.
OLUBUNMI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "gift of God" in Yoruba.
OLUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUF   m   Danish
Danish variant of OLAF.
OLUFEMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUJIMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
OLUKAYODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
OLUMIDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OLWEN   f   Welsh
Means "white footprint" from Welsh ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". In Welsh legend Olwen was a beautiful maiden, the lover of Culhwch and the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Her father insisted that Culhwch complete several seemingly impossible tasks before he would allow them to marry, and Culhwch was successful with all of them.
OLWIN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLWYN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of OLGA.
OLYMPE   f   French
French form of OLYMPIAS.
OLYMPIA   f   Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
OLYMPIAS   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of OLYMPOS. This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint.
OLYMPIODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
From OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods, combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
OLYMPOS   m   Ancient Greek
From a Greek personal name which was derived from the place name OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods.
OLYVIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of OLIVIA.
OM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Sanskrit ओम् (om), considered to be a sacred syllable because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.
OMAR (1)   m   Arabic, English
Variant transcription of UMAR. This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
OMAR (2)   m   Biblical
Means "speaker" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Eliphaz in the Old Testament.
OMEGA   m & f   Various
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
ÖMER   m   Turkish
Turkish form of UMAR.
OMER   m   Hebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
OMID   m & f   Persian
Means "hope" in Persian.
OMIROS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HOMER.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMOLARA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child is family" in Yoruba.
OMRAN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of UMRAN.
OMRI   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.
ONA (1)   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANNA.
ONA (2)   f   Catalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
ONDINA   f   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of UNDINE.
ONDŘEJ   m   Czech
Czech form of ANDREW.
ONDREJ   m   Slovak
Slovak form of ANDREW.
ONEIDA   f   English
From the name of a Native American tribe, perhaps meaning "standing rock".
ONÉSIME   m   French
French form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIMUS.
ONESIMUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιμος (Onesimos), which meant "beneficial, profitable". Saint Onesimus was an escaped slave of Philemon who met Saint Paul while in prison and was converted by him. Paul sent him back to Philemon carrying the epistle that appears in the New Testament.
ONESIPHOROS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of ONESIPHORUS.
ONESIPHORUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιφορος (Onesiphoros), which meant "bringing advantage, beneficial". This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's second epistle to Timothy in the New Testament. According to tradition he was martyred by being tied to horses and then torn apart.
ONFROI   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of HUMPHREY.
ONI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Possibly means "born in sacred abode" in Yoruba.
ONISIM   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
ONISIMU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ONESIMUS.
ONNI   m   Finnish
Means "happiness, luck" in Finnish.
ONOFRE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ONUPHRIUS.
ONOFRIO   m   Italian
Italian form of ONUPHRIUS.
ONÓRA   f   Irish
Irish form of HONORA.
ONUPHRIUS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman
Latinized form of Greek Οννωφρις (Onnophris), derived from Egyptian Unn-nfr meaning "he who is good, he who is happy". This was an epithet of the god Osiris. It was later used by an Egyptian saint and hermit from the 4th or 5th century.
ONUR   m   Turkish
Means "honour" in Turkish.
ONYEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of ONYEKACHI.
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OONA   f   Irish, Finnish
Irish variant and Finnish form of ÚNA.
OONAGH   f   Irish
Variant of ÚNA.
OPAL   f   English
From the English word opal for the iridescent gemstone, the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit उपल (upala) meaning "jewel".
OPALINE   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of OPAL.
OPEYEMI   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
OPHELIA   f   English, Literature
Derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning "help". This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem 'Arcadia'. It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play 'Hamlet' (1600), in which it belongs to Hamlet's lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself. In spite of this, the name has been used since the 19th century.
OPHÉLIE   f   French
French form of OPHELIA.
OPHIR   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a son of Joktan in the Old Testament (where it is also used as a place name).
OPHIUCHUS   m   Astronomy
Latinized form of Greek Οφιουχος (Ophiouchos) meaning "serpent bearer". This is the name of an equatorial constellation that depicts the god Asklepios holding a snake.
OPHRAH   m   Biblical
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a man mentioned in genealogies and a city in Manasseh.
OPRAH   f   Various
In the case of television personality Oprah Winfrey, it was a childhood mispronunciation of her real name ORPAH that became permanent.
OR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORA (1)   f & m   English
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
ORA (2)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORABELA   f   Esperanto
Means "golden-beautiful" in Esperanto.
ORAH   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORA (2).
ORAL   m   English (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This name was borne by the influential American evangelist Oral Roberts (1918-2009), who was apparently named by his cousin.
ORALEE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORALIE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ORAZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of HORATIUS.
ORBÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URBAN.
OREL   m   Hebrew
Means "light of God" in Hebrew.
OREN   m   Hebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORESTES   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ορεστιας (orestias) meaning "of the mountains". In Greek myth he was the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He killed his mother and her lover Aegisthus after they killed his father.
ORFEO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
ÓRFHLAITH   f   Irish
Means "golden princess" from Irish ór "gold" combined with flaith "princess". This was the name of a sister of the Irish king Brian Boru.
ORHAN   m   Turkish
Derived from Turkish or "great" and the title khan meaning "leader". This was the name of a 14th-century sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
ORI   m & f   Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
ORIA   f   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Aurea which was derived from Latin aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
ORIANA   f   Italian, Spanish
Possibly derived from Latin aurum "gold" or from its derivatives, Spanish oro or French or. In medieval legend Oriana was the daughter of a king of England who married the knight Amadis.
ORIANE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORIANNE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORIGEN   m   History
From the Greek name Ωριγενης (Origenes), which was possibly derived from the name of the Egyptian god HORUS combined with γενης (genes) "born". Origen was a 3rd-century theologian from Alexandria. Long after his death some of his writings were declared heretical, hence he is not regarded as a saint.
ORIGENES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ORIGEN.
ORINDA   f   English (Rare)
Probably an elaboration of Spanish oro "gold". This was the pseudonym of the English poet Katherine Philips (1631-1664).
ORINTHIA   f   Literature
Possibly related to Greek ορινω (orino) meaning "to excite, to agitate". George Bernard Shaw used this name in his play 'The Apple Cart' (1929).
ORIOL   m   Catalan
From a Catalan surname meaning "golden". It has been used in honour of Joseph Oriol, a 17th-century saint.
ORION   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, but possibly related to Greek ‘οριον (horion) "boundary, limit". Alternatively it may be derived from Akkadian Uru-anna meaning "light of the heavens". This is the name of a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter killed by a scorpion sent by Gaia.
ORIT   f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ÖRJAN   m   Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of JURIAN.
ØRJAN   m   Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of JURIAN.
ORLA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH.
ORLA (2)   m   Danish
Danish name, meaning unknown.
ORLAGH   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH.
ÓRLAITH   f   Irish
Variant of ÓRFHLAITH.
ORLANDA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORLANDO.
ORLANDO   m   Italian
Italian form of ROLAND. A city in Florida bears this name, as does a character in Shakespeare's play 'As You like It' (1599).
ORLI   f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
ORLY   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORLI.
ORMAZD   m   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
ORMOND   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Ruaidh meaning "descendant of RUADH".
ORMONDE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of ORMOND.
ORNA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNA (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
ORNAT   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNELLA   f   Italian
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".
OROITZ   m   Basque
Means "memory" in Basque.
'ORPAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
ORPAH   f   Biblical
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
ORPHA   f   Biblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ORPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Perhaps related to Greek ορφνη (orphne) meaning "the darkness of night". In Greek mythology Orpheus was a poet and musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife Eurydice. He succeeded in charming Hades with his lyre, and he was allowed to lead his wife out of the underworld on the condition that he not look back at her until they reached the surface. Unfortunately, just before they arrived his love for her overcame his will and he glanced back at her, causing her to be drawn back to Hades.
ORRELL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "ore hill" in Old English.
ORRIN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ORSINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORSINO.
ORSINO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Ursinus, itself derived from Ursus (see URS). This is the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
ORSO   m   Italian
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
ORSOLA   f   Italian
Italian form of URSULA.
ORSOLYA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URSULA.
ORSON   m   English
From an English surname which was originally a nickname meaning "bear cub", from a diminutive of Norman French ors "bear", ultimately from Latin ursus. American actor and director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was a famous bearer of this name.
ORTRUN   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and run "secret".
ORTWIN   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and win "friend".
ORTZI   m   Basque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ORVAL   m   English
Variant of ORVILLE.
ǪRVAR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ORVAR.
ORVAR   m   Swedish, Norse Mythology
Means "arrow" in Old Norse. Orvar Odd is a legendary Norse hero who is the subject of a 13th-century Icelandic saga.
ORVILLE   m   English
This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French. Orville Wright (1871-1948), together with his brother Wilbur, invented the first successful airplane.
ORVOKKI   f   Finnish
Means "pansy flower" in Finnish.
OSAMA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of USAMA.
OSAMU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (osamu) meaning "discipline, study", as well as other kanji which have the same pronunciation.
OSANE   f   Basque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
OSANNA   f   Italian (Rare)
Italian form of HOSANNA. This was the name of a 15th-century Italian saint and mystic.
OSANNE   f   French (Rare)
French form of OSANNA.
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