Names Starting with S

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SASITHORNfThai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
SASKIAfDutch, German
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SAŠOmSlovene
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASSAfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SATANmTheology, 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).
SATCHELmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname derived from Old English sacc meaning "sack, bag", referring to a person who was a bag maker.
SATIfHinduism
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.
SATISHAmHinduism
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.
SATOMIfJapanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SATUfFinnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SATURNmRoman 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.
SATURNINAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SATURNINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SATURNINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.
SAUDAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SAULmBiblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SAULĖfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAULImFinnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SAULIUSmLithuanian
Masculine form of SAULĖ. This is also the Lithuanian form of SAUL.
SAUNDRAfScottish
Scottish form of SANDRA.
SAVAmSerbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SAVANNAHfEnglish
From the English word for the large grassy plain, ultimately deriving from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie 'Savannah Smiles' (1982).
SAVAŞmTurkish
Means "war" in Turkish.
SAVELImRussian
Variant transcription of SAVELIY.
SAVELIYmRussian
Russian form of the Latin name Sabellius meaning "a Sabine". The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy.
SAVELYmRussian
Variant transcription of SAVELIY.
SAVERIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of XAVIER.
SAVERIOmItalian
Italian form of XAVIER.
SAVERIUmCorsican
Corsican form of XAVIER.
SAVINAfItalian
Italian variant of SABINA.
SAVINOmItalian
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SAVIOmItalian
Means "clever, bright" in Italian.
SAVITRmHinduism
Means "rouser, stimulator" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu sun god, sometimes identified with Surya.
SAVITRIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SAVVAmRussian
Russian form of SABAS.
SAWNEYmScottish
Scottish form of SANDY.
SAWSANfArabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAWYERmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English. Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).
SAWYLmWelsh
Welsh form of SAMUEL.
SAXAfAncient Germanic
Germanic form of SASKIA.
SAXONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Saxons, ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife". This name can also be given in direct reference to the tribe.
SAYAKAfJapanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "sand" or (sa) meaning "thread, silk" with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an interjection, combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
SAYENfNative American, Mapuche
Means "sweet, lovely" in Mapuche.
SAYURIfJapanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations.
SAYYIDmArabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
SAYYIDAfArabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
SCARLETfEnglish (Modern)
Either a variant of SCARLETT or else from the English word for the red colour (both of the same origin, a type of cloth).
SCARLETTfEnglish
From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)). Margaret Mitchell used this name for Scarlett O'Hara, the main character in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936). Scarlett's name came from her grandmother's maiden name.
SCEVOLAmItalian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
SCHEHERAZADEfLiterature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SCHOLASTICAfLate Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from scholasticus meaning "rhetorician, orator". Saint Scholastica was a 6th-century Benedictine abbess, the sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia.
SCHUYLERmEnglish
From a Dutch surname meaning "scholar". Dutch settlers brought the surname to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name in honour of the American general and senator Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).
SCILLAfItalian
Short form of PRISCILLA. This is also the Italian word for the squill flower (genus Scilla).
SCOTmEnglish, Scottish
Variant form of SCOTT.
SCOTTmEnglish, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.
SCOTTIEmEnglish, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOTTYmEnglish, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOUTfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word scout meaning "one who gathers information covertly", which is derived from Old French escouter "to listen". Harper Lee used this name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960).
mIrish
Variant of SÉAGHDHA.
SEACHNALLmIrish
Possibly an Irish form of SECUNDINUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, also known as Secundinus.
SEADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SÉAFRAmIrish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SEAGHDHmScottish
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
SÉAGHDHAmIrish
Possibly means "admirable" or "hawk-like" in Gaelic.
SÉAMASmIrish
Irish form of JAMES.
SÉAMUSmIrish
Irish form of JAMES.
SEÁNmIrish
Irish form of JOHN.
SEANmIrish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SEANÁNmIrish
Variant of SENÁN.
SEANNAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of SEÁN.
SÉARLAITfIrish
Irish form of CHARLOTTE.
SÉARLASmIrish
Irish form of CHARLES.
SEBASTIAANmDutch
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIANmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SEBASTIANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIANOmItalian
Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENmFrench
French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIJANmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTJANmSlovene
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBESTYÉNmHungarian
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBIREfNorman
Norman form of SIBYL.
SEBLEfEastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
ŞEBNEMfTurkish
Turkish form of SHABNAM.
SECUNDINUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name derived from the praenomen SECUNDUS. Saint Secundinus, also known as Seachnall, was a 5th-century assistant to Saint Patrick who became the first bishop of Dunshaughlin.
SECUNDUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "second" in Latin.
SEDAfTurkish
Means "voice, echo" in Turkish.
SEDEFfTurkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SEDNAfMythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.
SEEMAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of SIMA (2).
SEETAfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SITA.
SEETHAfTamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEFTONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town in the rushes" in Old English.
SEFUmEastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SEGISMUNDOmSpanish
Spanish form of SIGISMUND.
SÉGOLÈNEfFrench
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
SEHERfTurkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
ŞEHRAZADfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHRAZATfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHZADEmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHZAD.
SEIJAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".
SEISYLLmAncient Celtic
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
SEJADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SEKAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "be humourous" in Shona.
SEKANImSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
SEKARmTamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SEKHARmIndian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SELAfBiblical
Means "rock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a city, the capital of Edom, in the Old Testament.
SELAHfBiblical
From a Hebrew musical term which occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SELBYm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SELENAfSpanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SELENEfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SELEUCUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σελευκος (Seleukos), of unknown meaning. This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals, who established the Seleucid Empire in Western Asia after Alexander's death.
SELIGmYiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish.
SELİMmTurkish
Turkish form of SALIM. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.
SELIMAfArabic
Variant transcription of SALIMA.
SELINAfEnglish
Possibly a variant of CÉLINE or SELENE. As an English name, it first came into use in the 17th century.
SELMAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SELMANmTurkish
Turkish form of SALMAN.
SELVAGGIAfItalian
Means "wild" in Italian.
SELWYNmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from an Old English given name, which was formed of the elements sele "manor" and wine "friend".
SEMmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SEMELEfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder. When he did, Semele was struck by lightning and died, but not before giving birth to Dionysos.
SEMENmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as a variant transcription of Russian SEMYON.
SEMİHmTurkish
Means "generous" in Turkish.
SEMİHAfTurkish
Feminine form of SEMİH.
SEMİRmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
SEMIRAMISfAncient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from a Greek form of the name SHAMMURAMAT. According to ancient Greek and Armenian sources, Semiramis (Շամիրամ (Shamiram) in Armenian) was an Assyrian queen who conquered much of Asia. Though the tales are legendary, she might be loosely based on the real Assyrian queen.
SEMYONmRussian
Russian form of SIMON (1).
SENÁNmIrish
Means "little old person", derived from Old Irish sen "old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Senán was a 6th-century monk from Munster, Ireland.
SENANmIrish
Anglicized form of SENÁN.
ŞENAYfTurkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
SENDERmYiddish
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
SENDOAmBasque
Means "strong" in Basque.
SENECAmAncient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "old" from Latin senectus. This was the name of both a Roman orator (born in Spain) and also of his son, a philosopher and statesman. This name also coincides with that of the Seneca, a Native American tribe that lived near the Great Lakes, whose name meant "place of stones".
SENGAfScottish
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang "slender".
SENJAfFinnish
Finnish form of XENIA.
SENKAfSerbian, Croatian
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
SENNACHERIBmAncient Assyrian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Akkadian Sin-ahhi-eriba meaning "Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers", from the god's name SIN combined with a plural form of aḫu meaning "brother" and riābu meaning "to replace". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Assyrian king who destroyed Babylon. He appears in the Old Testament.
SENTAfGerman
Diminutive of KRESZENTIA.
SEOCmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of JACK.
SEO-HYEONfKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" combined with (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SEO-HYUNfKorean
Variant transcription of SEO-HYEON.
SEOIRSEmIrish
Irish form of GEORGE.
SEO-JOONmKorean
Variant transcription of SEO-JUN.
SEO-JUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" or (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
SEOKmKorean
From Sino-Korean (seok) meaning "stone" or (seok) meaning "tin", as well as other characters which are pronounced the same way.
SEONAfScottish
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID.
SEONAGfScottish
Scottish form of JOAN (1).
SEÒNAIDfScottish
Scottish diminutive of JOAN (1).
SEONGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
SEONG-HOmKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "abundant, flourishing" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "daybreak, bright". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEONG-HUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja character combinations can form this name as well.
SEONG-HYEONm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with (hyeon), which refers to a device used to lift a tripod cauldron. Other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEONG-JINmKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "star, planet" combined with (jin) meaning "town, marketplace" or (jin) meaning "shake, tremor, excite". Other hanja character combinations are also possible.
SEONG-MINm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "nature, character, sex" combined with (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEONG-SUmKorean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "holy, sacred" combined with (su), which refers to a river in China. Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEÒRASmScottish
Scottish form of GEORGE.
SEÒSAIDHmScottish
Scottish form of JOSEPH.
SEOSAMHmIrish
Irish form of JOSEPH.
SEO-YEONfKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yeon) meaning "beautiful, graceful", besides other hanja character combinations.
SEO-YUNfKorean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yun) meaning "soft, sleek", as well as other hanja character combinations.
SÉPHORAfFrench
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SEPImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SEPPO (1) or SEBASTIAN.
SEPPmGerman
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
SEPPELmGerman
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
SEPPO (1)mFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish seppä "smith". Seppo Ilmarinen ("the smith Ilmarinen") was the name of a master craftsman in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
SEPPO (2)mFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SEBASTIAN.
SEPTEMBERf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the ninth month (though it means "seventh month" in Latin, since it was originally the seventh month of the Roman year), which is sometimes used as a given name for someone born in September.
SEPTIMAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of SEPTIMUS.
SEPTIMIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from SEPTIMUS. Septimius Severus was an early 3rd-century Roman emperor. This was also the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr.
SEPTIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "seventh" in Latin.
SEQUOIAf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the name of huge trees that grow in California. The tree got its name from the 19th-century Cherokee scholar Sequoyah (also known as George Guess), the inventor of the Cherokee writing system.
SEQUOYAHmNative American, Cherokee
Possibly from Cherokee siqua meaning "hog". This was the name of the Cherokee man (also known as George Guess) who devised the Cherokee writing system in the 19th century.
SERAfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of SARAH or a short form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFEIMmGreek
Variant transcription of SERAFIM.
SERAFIMmGreek, Russian, Romanian, Macedonian
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAFIMAfRussian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAFINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINOmItalian
Italian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAIAHmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH is ruler" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament, including the father of Ezra.
SÉRAPHINmFrench
French form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAPHINAfEnglish (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.
SÉRAPHINEfFrench
French form of SERAPHINA.
SERAPHINUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of SERAPHINA.
SERDARmTurkish
Turkish form of SARDAR.
SERENfWelsh
Means "star" in Welsh.
SERENAfEnglish, Italian, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from Latin serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, serene". This name was borne by an obscure early saint. Edmund Spenser also used it in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
SERENITYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word meaning "serenity, tranquility", ultimately from Latin serenus meaning "clear, calm".
SERGEmFrench
French form of SERGIUS.
SERGEImRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of SERGEY.
SERGEJmRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of SERGEY.
SERGEYmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SERGIUS.
SERGHEImRomanian
Romanian (Moldovan) form of SERGEY.
SERGImCatalan
Catalan form of SERGIUS.
SERGINEfFrench
French feminine form of SERGIUS.
SÉRGIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of SERGIUS.
SERGIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
SERGIUmRomanian
Romanian form of SERGIUS.
SERGIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name, possibly meaning "servant" in Latin but most likely of unknown Etruscan origin. Saint Sergius was a 4th-century Roman officer who was martyred in Syria with his companion Bacchus. They are the patron saints of Christian desert nomads. Another saint by this name (in the Russian form Sergey) was a 14th-century Russian spiritual leader. The name was also borne by four popes.
SERGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of SERGIUS.
SERHANmTurkish
Derived from Turkish ser "head, top" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
SERHATmTurkish
Means "frontier" in Turkish.
SERHIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of SERGIUS.
ŞERİFmTurkish
Turkish form of SHARIF.
ŞERİFEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SHARIF.
SERIKmKazakh
Means "support" in Kazakh.
SERINAfEnglish
Variant of SERENA.
SERKANmTurkish
Means "leader, chief" from Turkish ser "head, top" and kan "blood".
ŞERMİNfTurkish
Means "shy" in Turkish.
SERPİLfTurkish
Means "grow" in Turkish.
SERVAASmDutch
Dutch form of the Late Latin name Servatius, derived from servatus "saved, redeemed". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who helped spread Christianity to the Low Countries.
SERVAOSmLimburgish
Limburgish form of SERVAAS.
SERVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "to preserve" from Latin servo.
SESTOmItalian
Italian form of SEXTUS.
SETAREfPersian
Variant transcription of SETAREH.
SETAREHfPersian
Means "star" in Persian.
SETH (1)mEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "placed" or "appointed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third named son of Adam and Eve. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
SETH (2)mEgyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Osiris's son Horus eventually defeats Seth and has him banished to the desert.
SETHUNYAfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
SETImAncient Egyptian
Means "of SETH (2)" in Egyptian. This was the name of two pharaohs of the 19th dynasty.
SETIAWANmIndonesian
Means "loyal friend", from Indonesian setia kawan.
SETSUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also be possible.
SETTIMIOmItalian
Italian form of SEPTIMIUS.
SETTIMOmItalian
Italian form of SEPTIMUS.
SEUMASmScottish
Scottish form of JAMES.
SEUNGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SEVANf & mArmenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
SEVASTIANmRussian (Rare)
Variant transcription of SEVASTYAN.
SEVDAfTurkish, Azerbaijani
Means "love, infatuation" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
SEVEmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of SEVERIANO or SEVERINO.
SEVERImFinnish
Finnish form of SEVERUS.
SEVERIANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Severianus, which was derived from SEVERUS.
SEVERIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from SEVERUS.
SÉVERINmFrench
French form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
SÉVERINEfFrench
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from SEVERUS. Severinus was the name of many early saints, including a 6th-century Roman philosopher martyred by the Ostrogothic king Theodoric. It was also borne by a pope.
SEVEROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SEVERUS.
SEVERUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name meaning "stern" in Latin. This name was borne by several early saints.
SEVGİfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİLfTurkish
Means "loved" in Turkish.
SEVİMfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİNCfAzerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
SEVİNÇfTurkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
SEWARDmEnglish
From a surname which was itself derived from the Old English given name SIGEWEARD.
SEWERYNmPolish
Polish form of SEVERINUS.
SEXTILIUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of SEXTUS.
SEXTUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "sixth" in Latin. It was traditionally given to the sixth child.
SEYDOUmWestern African, Manding, Fula, Wolof, Serer
Form of SA'ID used in parts of western Africa.
SEYEDmPersian
Persian form of SAYYID.
SEYFULLAHmTurkish
Turkish form of SAIFULLAH.
ŞEYMAfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAIMA.
SEYMOURmEnglish
From a Norman surname which originally belonged to a person coming from the French town of Saint Maur (which means "Saint MAURUS").
SEYYEDmPersian
Persian form of SAYYID.
SEYYİDmTurkish
Turkish form of SAYYID.
SEYYİTmTurkish
Turkish form of SAYYID.
SEZIMfKazakh
Means "sensitive" in Kazakh.
SHABNAMfPersian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHACHARf & mHebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAD (1)mArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
SHAD (2)mEnglish
Perhaps a variant of CHAD.
SHADI (1)mArabic
Means "singer" in Arabic.
SHADI (2)fPersian
Means "happiness" in Persian.
SHADIYAfArabic
Feminine form of SHADI (1).
SHADRACHmBiblical
Means "command of Aku" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Old Testament Shadrach is the Babylonian name of Hananiah, one of the three men cast into a fiery furnace but saved by God.
SHADYAfArabic
Variant transcription of SHADIYA.