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SA'ADAT   f   Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
SAAM   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of SAM (2).
SAANA   f   Finnish
From the name of a mountain in northern Finland.
SAARA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SABA   m   Georgian
Georgian form of SABAS.
SABAH   f & m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAHATTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABAH UD-DIN   m   Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) "morning" and دين (din) "religion".
SABAHUDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABAS   m   Spanish, Late Greek
From a Greek name which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
SABBAS   m   Late Greek
Variant of SABAS.
SABEEN   f   Urdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SABELA   f   Galician
Galician form of ISABEL.
SABELLA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of ISABELLA.
SABELLIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of SAVELIY.
SABIA   f   Irish Mythology
Latinized form of SADB.
SABIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of SABINA.
SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SABINE   f   French, German, Danish
French, German and Danish form of SABINA.
SABINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SABINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin masculine form of SABINA.
SABLE   f   English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "black", derived from the name of the black-furred mammal native to Northern Asia, ultimately of Slavic origin.
SABRI   m   Arabic
Means "patient" in Arabic.
SABRİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SABRI.
SABRINA   f   English, Italian, German
Latinized form of Habren, the original Welsh name of the River Severn. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sabrina was the name of a princess who was drowned in the Severn. Supposedly the river was named for her, but it is more likely that her name was actually derived from that of the river, which is of unknown meaning. She appears as a water nymph in John Milton's masque 'Comus' (1634). It was popularized as a given name by Samuel A. Taylor's play 'Sabrina Fair' (1953) and the movie adaptation that followed it the next year.
SABRİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
SABRIYYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SABRI.
SABRYNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SABRINA.
SABURO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SABUROU.
SABUROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (sabu) meaning "three" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the third son. Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
SACAGAWEA   f   Native American
Probably from Hidatsa tsakáka wía meaning "bird woman". Alternatively it could originate from the Shoshone language and mean "boat puller". This name was borne by a Native American woman who guided the explorers Lewis and Clark. She was of Shoshone ancestry but had been abducted in her youth and raised by a Hidatsa tribe.
SACHA   m & f   French
French form of SASHA.
SACHAIRI   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ZECHARIAH.
SACHEVERELL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).
SACHIE   m   English (Rare)
Diminutive of SACHEVERELL.
SACHIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SACHIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, real". A famous bearer is the retired Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar (1973-).
SACNITE   f   Native American, Mayan
Means "white flower" in Mayan.
SA'D   m   Arabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. This was the name of a successful military commander for the Muslims during the early years of Islam.
SADAF   f   Arabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SADB   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "sweet, goodly" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish mythology Sadb was the mother of Oisín.
SADBH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of SADB.
SADDAM   m   Arabic
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
SÄDE   f   Finnish
Means "ray of light" in Finnish.
SADHBH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of SADB.
ŞADİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHADI (1).
SA'DI   m   Arabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
SADİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SA'DI.
SA'DIA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SA'DI.
SADIA   f   Urdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SADIE   f   English
Diminutive of SARAH.
ŞADİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SHADI (1).
SÆWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wine "friend".
SAFFIRA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of SAPPHIRA.
SAFFRON   f   English (Rare)
From the English word which refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".
SAFI   m   Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
SAFIRA   f   Esperanto
Means "like a sapphire" in Esperanto.
SAFIYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAFIYYAH.
SAFİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SAFIYYAH.
SAFIYYAH   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SAFI. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
SAGA   f   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Icelandic
Possibly means "seeing one" in Old Norse. This was the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history, sometimes identified with the goddess Frigg. This is also a modern Swedish word meaning "story, fairy tale".
SAGE   f & m   English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SAGI   m   Hebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAGIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of SAGI.
SAHAK   m   Armenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SAHAR   f   Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
ŞAHİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
ŞAHNAZ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHNAZ.
SAIBH   f   Irish
Variant of SADB.
SA'ID   m   Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SA'IDA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SA'ID.
SAIF   m   Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic.
SAIF AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) "sword" and دين (din) "religion, faith".
SAIFUL   m   Arabic
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as SAIF AL-DIN).
SAIFULLAH   m   Arabic
Means "sword of God" from Arabic سيف (sayf) "sword" combined with الله (Allah) "God".
SAIJA   f   Finnish
Diminutive of SARI (1).
SAIRA   f   Urdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SAİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SA'ID.
SAJJAD   m   Arabic
Means "kneeling in prayer, prostration" in Arabic.
SAKARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ZECHARIAH.
SAKCHAI   m   Thai
Derived from Thai ศักดิ์ (sak) "power, honour" and ชัย (chai) "victory".
SAKHR   m   Arabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
SAKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "blossom" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other combinations of kanji characters.
SAKIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (saki) meaning "blossom" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
SAKINA   f   Arabic
Means "calmness, peace" in Arabic.
SAKINEH   f   Persian
Persian form of SAKINA.
ŞAKİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAKIR.
SAKKE   m   Finnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAKSHI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "witness" in Sanskrit.
SAKU   m   Finnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAKURA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom", though it is often written さくら using the hiragana writing system. It can also come from (saku) meaning "blossom" and (ra) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" as well as other kanji combinations.
SAKURAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
SAL   f & m   English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SALACIA   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin sal meaning "salt". This was the name of the Roman goddess of salt water.
SALADIN   m   History
Anglicized form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SALAH   m   Arabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
SALAH AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "righteousness of religion" from Arabic صلاح (salah) "righteousness" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith". A famous bearer of this name was the sultan Salah al-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, known in the western world as Saladin, the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty in Egypt in the 12th century. He recaptured Jerusalem from the crusaders and repelled the invaders of the Third Crusade. Salah al-Din was an honourific; his birth name was Yusuf.
SALAMBEK   m   Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلآم (salaam) "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
SALAMON   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
SALATHIEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALATHIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of SALATHIEL.
SALEEM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SALIM.
SALEH   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SALIH.
SALENA   f   English (Modern)
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALHA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALİH   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SALIH.
SALIH   m   Arabic
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALIHA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALIL   m   Arabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
SALIM   m   Arabic
Means "safe, sound, intact", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) "to be safe".
SALIMA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SALIM.
SALINA   f   English
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALLI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SALLY.
SALLIE   f   English
Diminutive of SARAH.
SALLY   f   English
Diminutive of SARAH.
SALMA   f   Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) "to be safe".
SALMAN   m   Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) "to be safe".
SALOMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
SALOME   f   English, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name which was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
SALOMÉ   f   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALOMEA   f   Polish
Polish form of SALOME.
SALOMÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of SOLOMON.
SALOMON   m   French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON.
SALTANAT   f   Kazakh
Possibly means "festival" in Kazakh.
SALUD   f   Spanish
Spanish cognate of SALUT.
SALUT   f   Catalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
SALVADOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Salvator, which meant "saviour". A famous bearer of this name was the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
SALVATOR   m   Late Roman
Latin form of SALVADOR.
SALVATORE   m   Italian
Italian cognate of SALVADOR.
SALVATRICE   f   Italian
From Salvatrix, the feminine form of Salvator (see SALVADOR).
SALVATRIX   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of SALVATOR.
SALWAH   f   Arabic
Means "comfort" in Arabic.
SAM (1)   m & f   English
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAM (2)   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "dark" in Avestan. This is the name of a hero in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
SAM (3)   m   Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Samwise meaning "half wise" in Old English (the language used by Tolkien to represent the old hobbit speech).
SAMAD   m   Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
SAMAEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "severity of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition, described as a destructive angel of death.
SAMANTA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHA   f   English, Italian, Dutch
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
SAMAR   f   Arabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic.
SAMARA   f   English (Modern)
Possibly derived from the biblical place name Samaria, which means "watch mountain" in Hebrew.
SAMED   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SAMAD.
SAMEER (1)   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIR (1).
SAMEER (2)   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Variant transcription of SAMIR (2).
SAMEERA (1)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (1).
SAMEERA (2)   f   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (2).
SAMI (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SAMI (2)   m   Arabic
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
SAMİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SAMI (2).
SAMIA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIYA.
SAMINA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of THAMINA.
SAMİR   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIR (1)   m   Arabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic.
SAMIR (2)   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMIRA (1)   f   Arabic, Persian
Feminine form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIRA (2)   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SAMIYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMMI   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of SAMANTHA.
SAMMIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMY   m & f   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANG   m & f   Khmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SAMO   m   Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin.
SAMOIL   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of SAMUEL.
SAMOUEL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPO   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology this is the name of a magical artifact (perhaps a mill) created by the smith god Ilmarinen.
SAMPPA   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.
SAMPSON (1)   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMPSON (2)   m   English
From an English surname which was itself derived from a medieval form of the given name SAMSON.
SAMSON   m   Biblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon) which meant "sun". Samson was an Old Testament hero granted exceptional strength by God. His mistress Delilah betrayed him and cut his hair, stripping him of his power. Thus he was captured by the Philistines, blinded, and brought to their temple. However, in a final act of strength, he pulled down the pillars of the temple upon himself and his captors.... [more]
SAMU   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Hungarian and Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SÁMUEL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAMUELA   f   Italian
Feminine form of SAMUEL.
SAMUELE   m   Italian
Italian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of SAMUEL found in the Latin Old Testament.
SAMUIL   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SAMULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SAMUEL.
SANA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SANAA (1).
SANAA (1)   f   Arabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
SANAA (2)   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SANAZ   f   Persian
Possibly means "full of grace" in Persian.
SANCHA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHIA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHO   m   Spanish
Possibly a Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may be derived from an older Iberian name. This was the name of a 9th-century saint who was martyred by the Moors at Cordoba. It was also borne by several Spanish and Portuguese kings. Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the squire of Don Quixote.
SANCTIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of SANCHO.
SANDA   f   Romanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDALIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Sandalius, a Latinized form of the Gothic name Sandulf which meant "true wolf" from sand "true" and ulf "wolf". This was the name of a 9th-century Spanish saint martyred by the Moors.
SANDER   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian short form of ALEXANDER.
SANDFORD   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of SANFORD.
SANDHYA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDI   m   Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEKSANDAR or ALEKSANDER.
SANDIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SANDY.
SANDIP   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SÁNDOR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALEXANDER.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANDRINE   f   French
Elaborated form of SANDRA.
SANDRO   m   Italian, Georgian
Short form of ALESSANDRO (Italian) or ALEKSANDRE (Georgian). Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance artist, the painter of 'The Birth of Venus' and other famous works.
SANDU   m   Romanian
Short form of ALEXANDRU.
SANDY   m & f   English
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANEL   m   Croatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANELA   f   Croatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANEM   f   Turkish
Means "idol" in Turkish.
SANFORD   m   English
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "sand ford" in Old English.
SANG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SANG-HUN   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "still, yet" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja characters can form this name as well.
SANGO   f   Popular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SANI   m   Arabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
SANIYYA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of SANI.
SANJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJAYA   m   Hinduism
Means "completely victorious, triumphant" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a royal official in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
SANJEET   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SANJIT.
SANJEEV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIB   m   Bengali
Bengali form of SANJIV.
SANJICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANJIN   m   Croatian
Masculine form of SANJA.
SANJIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SANKAR   m   Indian, Malayalam, Bengali
Variant transcription of SHANKARA.
SANNA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNE   f   Dutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SANNI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SANS   m   Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHO.
SANSONE   m   Italian
Italian form of SAMSON.
SANTA   f   Italian
Feminine form of SANTO.
SANTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of ALEXANDER.
SANTIAGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of JAMES, the patron saint of Spain. This is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.
SANTINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of SANTO.
SANTINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of SANTO.
SANTO   m   Italian
Means "saint" in Italian, ultimately from Latin sanctus.
SANTOS   m   Spanish
Means "saints" in Spanish.
SANTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SANTUZZA   f   Italian
Diminutive of SANTA.
SANYA (1)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of SANIYYA.
SANYA (2)   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SANYI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of SÁNDOR.
SAOIRSE   f   Irish
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.
SAOUL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPIR   f   Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPHEIRE   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SAPPHIRA.
SAPPHIRA   f   Biblical
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SAPPHIRE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the gemstone, the blue birthstone of September, which is derived from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros), ultimately from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir).
SAPPHO   f   Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SAQUI   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "favourite" in Mapuche.
SÁRA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SARAH   f   English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARAI   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARAID   f   Irish
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.
SARAL   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARALA   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SARANGEREL   f   Mongolian
Means "moonlight" in Mongolian.
SARANNA   f   English (Rare)
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.
SARASWATI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
SARAVA   m   Various
From a phrase used by members of the Candomblé religion (an African religion which was taken to Brazil by African slaves) which means "good luck".
SARDAR   m   Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SARGIS   m   Armenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARGON   m   History
From the Akkadian name Sharru-kinu meaning "true king". This was the name (or title) of the first emperor of Akkad (23rd century BC). It was also borne by the 7th-century BC Assyrian king Sargon II, who named himself after the first Sargon.
SÁRI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARI (1)   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SARI (2)   f   Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
SARIAH   f   Mormon
Possibly from an alternate reading of Hebrew שׂריה (see SERAIAH). In the Book of Mormon this is the name of Lehi's wife.
SÁRIKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARIKA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARINA   f   Dutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
SARIT   f   Hebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (1)   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (2)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
ŠÁRKA   f   Czech
Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the other women slew them.
SARKIS   m   Armenian
Variant transcription of SARGIS.
SARNAI   f   Mongolian
Means "rose" in Mongolian.
SAROSH   m   Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of SOROUSH.
SARPEDON   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek legend Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Laodamia, and the king of the Lycians. He was one of the chief warriors who fought against the Greeks in defense of Troy, but he was killed by Patroclus. Another Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Europa.
SARRA   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SARVESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SAŠA   m & f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHA   m & f   German
German form of SASHA.
SASHA   m & f   Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHI   m & f   Indian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SASHKA   f   Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASHO   m   Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASITHORN   f   Thai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
SASKIA   f   Dutch, German
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SAŠO   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASSA   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SATAN   m   Theology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SATCHEL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Old English sacc meaning "sack, bag", referring to a person who was a bag maker.
SATI   f   Hinduism
Means "truthful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this was the name of a goddess, a wife of Shiva. After her death she was reborn as the goddess Parvati.
SATISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SATISHA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of Sati" from the name of the Hindu goddess SATI combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
SATOMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SATU   f   Finnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SATURN   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Saturnus, which is of unknown meaning. In Roman mythology he was the father of Jupiter, Juno and others, and was also the god of agriculture. This is also the name of the ringed sixth planet in the solar system.
SATURNINA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SATURNINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SATURNINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.
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