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SA'ADATfArabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
SAAMmPersian, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of SAM (2).
SAANAfFinnish
From the name of a mountain in northern Finland.
SAARAfFinnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SABAmGeorgian
Georgian form of SABAS.
SABAHf & mArabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAH UD-DINmArabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
SABASmSpanish, 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.
SABEENfUrdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SABELAfGalician
Galician form of ISABEL.
SABIAfIrish Mythology
Latinized form of SADB.
SABIENfDutch
Dutch form of SABINA.
SABINAfItalian, 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.
SABINEfFrench, German, Danish
French, German and Danish form of SABINA.
SABINOmItalian
Italian form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SABINUSmAncient Roman
Latin masculine form of SABINA.
SABLEfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word meaning "black", derived from the name of the black-furred mammal native to Northern Asia, ultimately of Slavic origin.
SABRImArabic
Means "patient" in Arabic.
SABRİmTurkish
Turkish form of SABRI.
SABRINAfEnglish, Italian, German, French
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.
SABRİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
SABRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of SABRI.
SABUROmJapanese
Variant transcription of SABUROU.
SABUROUmJapanese
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.
SACAGAWEAfNative 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.
SACHAm & fFrench
French form of SASHA.
SACHAIRImScottish
Scottish form of ZECHARIAH.
SACHEVERELLmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).
SACHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SACHINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, real". A famous bearer is the retired Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar (1973-).
SACNICTEfNative American, Mayan
Means "white flower" in Mayan.
SA'DmArabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. This was the name of a successful military commander for the Muslims during the early years of Islam.
SADAFfArabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SADBfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "sweet, goodly" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish mythology Sadb was the mother of Oisín.
SADDAMmArabic
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
SÄDEfFinnish
Means "ray of light" in Finnish.
SADEQmPersian
Persian form of SADIQ.
SADHBHfIrish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of SADB.
ŞADİmTurkish
Turkish form of SHADI (1).
SA'DImArabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
SADİmTurkish
Turkish form of SA'DI.
SA'DIAfArabic
Feminine form of SA'DI.
SADIAfUrdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SADIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SARAH.
SADIKmTurkish
Turkish form of SADIQ.
SADIQmArabic
Means "loyal, true" in Arabic.
ŞADİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SHADI (1).
SÆWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wine "friend".
SAFFRONfEnglish (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".
SAFImArabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
SAFIRAfEsperanto
Means "like a sapphire" in Esperanto.
SAFIYAfArabic
Variant transcription of SAFIYYAH.
SAFİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of SAFIYYAH.
SAFIYYAHfArabic
Feminine form of SAFI. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
SAGAfNorse 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".
SAGEf & mEnglish (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SAGImHebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAGITfHebrew
Feminine form of SAGI.
SAHAKmArmenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SAHARfArabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
ŞAHİNmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
ŞAHNAZfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHNAZ.
SAIBHfIrish
Variant of SADB.
SA'IDmArabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SA'IDAfArabic
Feminine form of SA'ID.
SAIFmArabic
Means "sword" in Arabic.
SAIF AL-DINmArabic
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SAIFULmArabic
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as SAIF AL-DIN).
SAIFULLAHmArabic
Means "sword of ALLAH" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" combined with الله (Allah).
SAIJAfFinnish
Diminutive of SARI (1).
SAIRAfUrdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SAİTmTurkish
Turkish form of SA'ID.
SAJJADmArabic
Means "kneeling in prayer, prostration" in Arabic.
SAKARImFinnish
Finnish form of ZECHARIAH.
SAKCHAImThai
Derived from Thai ศักดิ์ (sak) "power, honour" and ชัย (chai) "victory".
SAKHRmArabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
SAKIfJapanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "blossom" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other combinations of kanji characters.
SAKIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (saki) meaning "blossom" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
SAKINAfArabic
Means "calmness, peace" in Arabic.
SAKINEHfPersian
Persian form of SAKINA.
ŞAKİRmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAKIR.
SAKKEmFinnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAKSHIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "witness" in Sanskrit.
SAKUmFinnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAKURAfJapanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom", though it is often written 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.
SAKURAKOfJapanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
SALf & mEnglish
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SALACIAfRoman Mythology
Derived from Latin sal meaning "salt". This was the name of the Roman goddess of salt water.
SALADINmHistory
Anglicized form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SALAHmArabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
SALAH AL-DINmArabic
Means "righteousness of religion" from Arabic صلاح (salah) meaning "righteousness" combined with دين (din) meaning "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.
SALAMBEKmChechen
Derived from Arabic سَلآم (salaam) meaning "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
SALAMONmHungarian
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
SALATHIELmBiblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALEEMmArabic
Variant transcription of SALIM.
SALEHmArabic
Variant transcription of SALIH.
SALENAfEnglish (Modern)
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALHAfArabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALİHmTurkish
Turkish form of SALIH.
SALIHmArabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALIHAfArabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALILmArabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
SALIMmArabic
Means "safe, sound, intact", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALIMAfArabic
Feminine form of SALIM.
SALINAfEnglish
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as SELINA.
SALLIfFinnish
Finnish form of SALLY.
SALLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SARAH.
SALLYfEnglish
Diminutive of SARAH.
SALMAfArabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALMANmArabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALOMÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
SALOMEfEnglish, 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]
SALOMÉfFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALOMÈfItalian
Italian form of SALOME.
SALOMEAfPolish
Polish form of SALOME.
SALOMOmBiblical German, Biblical Dutch
German and Dutch form of SOLOMON.
SALTANATfKazakh
Possibly means "festival" in Kazakh.
SALUDfSpanish
Spanish cognate of SALUT.
SALUTfCatalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
SALVADORmSpanish
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).
SALVATOREmItalian
Italian cognate of SALVADOR.
SALVATRICEfItalian
From Salvatrix, the feminine form of Salvator (see SALVADOR).
SALVATRIXfLate Roman
Feminine form of SALVATOR.
SALVIOmItalian
Italian form of SALVIUS.
SALVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name derived from Latin salvus meaning "safe". This was the family name of the short-lived Roman emperor Otho. It was was borne by several early saints.
SALVOmItalian
Variant of Salvio (see SALVIUS) or directly from Italian salvo meaning "safe".
SALWAHfArabic
Means "comfort" in Arabic.
SAM (1)m & fEnglish
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAM (2)mPersian, Persian Mythology
Means "dark" in Avestan. This is the name of a hero in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
SAM (3)mLiterature
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).
SAMADmArabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
SAMAELmJudeo-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.
SAMANTAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHAfEnglish, 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'.
SAMARfArabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic.
SAMARAfEnglish (Modern), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly derived from the name of the city of Samarra (in Iraq) or Samara (in Russia). The former appears in the title of the novel 'Appointment in Samarra' (1934) by John O'Hara, which refers to an ancient Babylonian legend about a man trying to evade death. Alternatively, this name could be derived from the word for the winged seeds which grow on trees such as maples and elms.... [more]
SAMEDmTurkish
Variant of SAMET.
SAMEER (1)mArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIR (1).
SAMEER (2)mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Variant transcription of SAMIR (2).
SAMEERA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (1).
SAMEERA (2)fIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (2).
SAMETmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMAD.
SAMI (1)mFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SAMI (2)mArabic
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
SAMİmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMI (2).
SAMIAfArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIYA.
ŞAMİLmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SHAMIL.
SAMINAfArabic
Variant transcription of THAMINA.
SAMİRmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIR (1)mArabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic.
SAMIR (2)mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMIYAfArabic
Feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMMIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANGm & fKhmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SAMOmSlovene, 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.
SAMOILmMacedonian
Macedonian form of SAMUEL.
SAMOUELmBiblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPOmFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology this is the name of a magical artifact (perhaps a mill) created by the smith god Ilmarinen.
SAMPPAmFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.
SAMPSON (1)mBiblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMPSON (2)mEnglish
From an English surname which was itself derived from a medieval form of the given name SAMSON.
SAMSONmBiblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁםְשׁוֹן (Shimshon) meaning "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]
SAMUmHungarian, Finnish
Hungarian and Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SÁMUELmHungarian
Hungarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUELmEnglish, 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]
SAMUELAfItalian
Feminine form of SAMUEL.
SAMUELEmItalian
Italian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUHELmBiblical Latin
Form of SAMUEL found in the Latin Old Testament.
SAMUILmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUILUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SAMULImFinnish
Finnish form of SAMUEL.
SANAfArabic
Variant transcription of SANAA (1).
SANAA (1)fArabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
SANAA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "artwork" in Swahili.
SANAZfPersian
Possibly means "full of grace" in Persian.
SANCHAfSpanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHIAfSpanish
Feminine form of SANCHO.
SANCHOmSpanish, Portuguese
Possibly a Spanish and Portuguese 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.
SANCTIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of SANCHO.
SANDA (1)fRomanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDA (2)fBurmese
Means "moon" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
SANDALIOmSpanish
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.
SANDERmDutch, Danish, Norwegian
Dutch, Danish and Norwegian short form of ALEXANDER.
SANDFORDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of SANFORD.
SANDHYAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIEfEnglish
Variant of SANDY.
SANDILEmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "we increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
SÁNDORmHungarian
Hungarian form of ALEXANDER.
SANDRAfItalian, 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-).
SANDRINEfFrench
Elaborated form of SANDRA.
SANDROmItalian, 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.
SANDUmRomanian
Short form of ALEXANDRU.
SANDYm & fEnglish
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.
SANELmCroatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANELAfCroatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANEMfTurkish
Means "idol" in Turkish.
SANFORDmEnglish
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "sand ford" in Old English.
SANGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SANG-HUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "still, yet" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja characters can form this name as well.
SANGOfPopular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SANImArabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
SANIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of SANI.
SANJAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJANAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJAYAmHinduism
Means "completely victorious, triumphant" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a royal official in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
SANJEETmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SANJIT.
SANJIBmBengali
Bengali form of SANJIV.
SANJICAfCroatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANJINmCroatian
Masculine form of SANJA.
SANJITmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SANKARmIndian, Malayalam, Bengali
Variant transcription of SHANKARA.
SANNAfSwedish, Finnish
Short form of SUSANNA. It can also be derived from Swedish sann meaning "true".
SANNEfDutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SANNIfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SANSONEmItalian
Italian form of SAMSON.
SANTAfItalian
Feminine form of SANTO.
SANTERImFinnish
Finnish short form of ALEXANDER.
SANTIAGOmSpanish, 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.
SANTINAfItalian
Feminine diminutive of SANTO.
SANTINOmItalian
Diminutive of SANTO.
SANTOmItalian
Means "saint" in Italian, ultimately from Latin sanctus.
SANTOSmSpanish
Means "saints" in Spanish.
SANTTUmFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SANTUZZAfItalian
Diminutive of SANTA.
SANYA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of SANIYYA.
SANYA (2)m & fRussian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SANYImHungarian
Diminutive of SÁNDOR.
SAOIRSEfIrish
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic.
SAOULmBiblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPIRfHebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPHIRAfBiblical
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.
SAPPHIREfEnglish (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).
SAPPHOfAncient Greek
Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.
SAQUIfNative American, Mapuche
Means "favourite" in Mapuche.
SÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SARAHfEnglish, 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]
SARAIfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARAIDfIrish
Means "excellent" in Irish Gaelic.
SARALmIndian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARALAfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SARANGERELfMongolian
Means "moonlight" in Mongolian.
SARANNAfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of SARAH and ANNA, in occasional use since the 18th century.
SARASWATIfHinduism, 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.
SARAVAmVarious
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".
SARDARmPersian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SARGISmArmenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARGONmHistory
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.
SÁRIfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARI (1)fFinnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SARI (2)fIndonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
SARIAHfMormon
Possibly from an alternate reading of Hebrew שׂריה (see SERAIAH). In the Book of Mormon this is the name of Lehi's wife.
SÁRIKAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of SARAH.
SARIKAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARINAfDutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
SARITfHebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (1)fSpanish
Spanish diminutive of SARAH.
SARITA (2)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
ŠÁRKAfCzech
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.
SARKISmArmenian
Variant transcription of SARGIS.
SARNAIfMongolian
Means "rose" in Mongolian.
SAROSHmPersian Mythology
Middle Persian form of SOROUSH.
SARPEDONmGreek 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.
SARRAfBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SARVESHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SAŠAm & fCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHAm & fGerman
German form of SASHA.
SASHAm & fRussian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHIm & fIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SASHKAfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASHOmMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASITHORNfThai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
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