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SIGNE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of SIGNY.
SIGNY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNÝ   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
SIGRID   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIGRID.
SIGRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
SIGRUN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of SIGRÚN.
SIGSTEINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SIXTEN.
SIGURD   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga', which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
SIGURÐUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARD   m   Swedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SIIRI   f   Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
SIKANDAR   m   Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIKKE   m   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SILA   f   Turkish
Means "reunion" in Turkish.
SILAS   m   English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SÍLE   f   Irish
Irish form of CECILIA.
SÌLEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of CECILIA.
SILJA   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILJE   f   Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILKE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SILLE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILOUANOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVA   f   Bulgarian, Slovene
Short form of SILVIYA or SILVIJA.
SILVANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of SILVANUS.
SILVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUS   m   Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVER   m   English
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
SILVESTER   m   Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTR   m   Czech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRA   f   Italian, Slovene
Feminine form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRO   m   Italian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
SILVIE   f   Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SILVIJA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of SILVIA.
SILVIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SILVIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUS   m   Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SILVIYA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
SIMA (1)   f   Persian
Means "face, visage" in Persian.
SIMA (2)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SIMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SIMON.
SIMBA (1)   m   Southern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2)   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie 'The Lion King' (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
SIMCHA   f & m   Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
ŠIME   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON.
SIME   m   Macedonian
Macedonian short form of SIMON.
SIMEN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON.
SIMEON   m   Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
SİMGE   f   Turkish
Means "symbol" in Turkish.
SIMIN   f   Persian
Means "silvery" in Persian.
SIMION   m   Romanian
Romanian form of SIMEON.
SIMISOLA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "rest in wealth" in Yoruba.
ŠIMO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON.
SIMO   m   Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON.
ŠIMON   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON.
SIMÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of SIMON. This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SIMON   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. In the New Testament Simon is the name of several characters, including the man who carried the cross for Jesus. Most importantly however it was borne by the leading apostle Simon, also known as Peter (a name given to him by Jesus).... [more]
ŠIMONA   f   Czech
Czech variant of SIMONA.
SIMONAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of SIMON.
SIMONE (1)   f   French, English
French feminine form of SIMON. A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
SIMONE (2)   m   Italian
Italian form of SIMON.
SIMONETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of SIMONA.
SIMONETTE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of SIMONE (1).
SIMONI   m   Georgian
Georgian variant of SIMON.
SIMONIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.
SIMONU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON.
ŠIMUN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SIMON.
SINCLAIR   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint CLAIR". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).
SINDRE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
SINDRI   m   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.
SINDY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CINDY.
SÍNE   f   Irish
Irish form of JEANNE.
SÌNE   f   Scottish
Scottish form of JEANNE.
SINÉAD   f   Irish
Irish form of JEANNETTE.
SÌNEAG   f   Scottish
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
SİNEM   f   Turkish
Means "my bosom, my breast" in Turkish.
SINGH   m   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
SINI   f   Finnish
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SINIKKA   f   Finnish
Elaborated form of SINI.
SINIŠA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SINJIN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of the name St. John (see JOHN).
SINTA   f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SITA.
SIOBHÁN   f   Irish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.
SIOFRA   f   Irish
Means "elf, sprite" in Irish Gaelic.
SÌOLTACH   m   Scottish
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
SÍOMHA   f   Irish
Variant of SÍTHMAITH.
SIÔN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN, via Old French Jehan.
SIONANN   f   Irish Mythology
The name of an Irish goddess, a granddaughter of Lir, who was the personification of the River Shannon. Her name is derived from the name of the river (see SHANNON).
SIONED   f   Welsh
Welsh form of JANET.
SIÔR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORS   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORUS   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIOTHRÚN   m   Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SIPHO   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "gift" in Xhosa.
SIRAN   f   Armenian
Short form of SIRANUSH.
SIRANUSH   f   Armenian
Means "lovely" in Armenian.
SIRI   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of SIGRID.
ŞİRİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHIRIN.
ŞIRIN   f   Kurdish
Kurdish form of SHIRIN.
SIRIPORN   f   Thai
Derived from Thai ศิริ (sir) "glory, splendour" and พร (phon) "blessing".
SIRIUS   m   Astronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σειριος (seirios) "burning".
SIRPA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish sirpale "small piece, fragment".
SIRVARD   f   Armenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
SIRVART   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of SIRVARD.
SISEL   f   Yiddish
Means "sweet" in Yiddish. This name is also used as a Yiddish form of CECILIA.
SISKO   f   Finnish
Means "sister" in Finnish.
SISSIE   f   English
Variant of SISSY.
SISSINNGUAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "squirrel" in Greenlandic.
SISSY   f   English
Diminutive of CECILIA, FRANCES or PRISCILLA. It can also be taken from the nickname, which originated as a nursery form of the word sister.
SISTO   m   Italian
Italian form of SIXTUS.
SISU   m   Finnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
SITA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the 'Rigveda'. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. In this story Sita is rescued by her husband from the demon king Ravana.
SITARA   f   Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SITHEMBILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SÍTHMAITH   f   Irish
Means "good peace" from Irish síth "peace" and maith "good".
SITI   f   Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
SI-U   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SIV   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SIVA   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
ŞIVAN   m   Kurdish
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
SIVE   f   Irish
Anglicized form of SADB.
ŠIWA   f   Slavic Mythology
Variant of ŽIVA.
SIWAN   f   Welsh
Welsh form of JOAN (1).
SIWARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of SIGIWARD.
SI-WOO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of SI-U.
SIXTE   m   French
French form of SIXTUS.
SIXTEN   m   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Sigsteinn, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and steinn "stone".
SIXTINE   f   French
French feminine form of SIXTUS.
SIXTUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of the Greek name Ξυστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".
SIZWE   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
SJAAK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JACQUES or ISAAC.
SJAKIE   m   Dutch
Diminutive of SJAAK.
SJANG   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of Iohannes, via the French form JEAN (1).
SJAREL   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of CHARLES.
SJEF   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
SJENG   m   Limburgish
Variant of SJANG.
SJOERD   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of SIGURD.
SJORS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
SJRA   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of GERARD. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Gérard.
SJURD   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SIGURD.
SKADI   f   Norse Mythology
Variant of SKAÐI.
SKANDA   m   Hinduism
Means "hopping, spurting, spilling" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of war, also known as Kartikeya or Murugan. He is worshipped especially by the Tamils in southern India.
SKAÐI   f   Norse Mythology
Means "damage, harm" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she was a mountain giantess associated with the winter and skiing, the wife of Njord and later Odin.
SKENDER   m   Albanian
Short form of ALEKSANDER.
SKULD   f   Norse Mythology
Means "future" in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.
SKY   f   English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SKYE   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of SKY.
SKYLAR   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of SKYLER.
SKYLER   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of SCHUYLER. The spelling was modified due to association with the name Tyler and the English word sky.
SLAĐANA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
SLADE   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which meant "valley" in Old English.
SLADJANA   f   Serbian
Variant transcription of SLAĐANA.
SLÁINE   f   Irish
Means "health" in Irish Gaelic.
SLÀINE   f   Scottish
Scottish form of SLÁINE.
SLAMET   m   Indonesian, Javanese
Means "safety" in Javanese, ultimately from Arabic سلامات (salamat).
SLAVA   m & f   Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVĚNA   f   Czech
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVITSA   f   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVKA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of SLAVKO.
SLAVKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVOMÍR   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLAVOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SŁAWOMIR   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".
SŁAWOMIRA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLOAN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SLOANE.
SLOANE   f   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from an Anglicized form of the given name SLUAGHADHÁN.
SLOBODAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
From South Slavic sloboda meaning "freedom".
SLOBODANKA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLOBODAN.
SLUAGHADHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish sluaghadh "raid" and a diminutive suffix.
SLY   m   English
Short form of SYLVESTER. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a well-known bearer of this nickname.
SMADAR   f   Hebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
SMILJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).
SMILTĖ   f   Lithuanian
Means "sandwort" in Lithuanian, referring to flowering plants from the genus Arenaria.
SMITH   m   English
From an English surname meaning "metal worker, blacksmith", derived from Old English smitan "to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world.
SNEHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SNEŽANA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of SNJEŽANA.
SNEZHANA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian cognate of SNJEŽANA.
SNJEŽANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning "snowy".
SNORRE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of SNORRI.
SNORRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse snerra "attack, onslaught". This name was borne by Snorri Sturluson, a 13th-century Icelandic historian and poet, the author of the Prose Edda.
SOBESLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESŁAW.
SOBIESŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly sebe meaning "for oneself", combined with slava "glory". This name (in the Czech form Soběslav) was borne by two 12th-century dukes of Bohemia.
SOBIESŁAWA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of SOBIESŁAW.
SOCORRO   f   Spanish
Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour".
SOCRATES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σωκρατης (Sokrates), which was derived from σως (sos) "whole, unwounded, safe" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.
SOFFÍA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SOPHIA.
SOFÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of SOPHIA.
SOFIE   f   German, Danish, Dutch, Czech
Form of SOPHIE.
SOFIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SOPHIA.
SOFRONIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of SOPHRONIUS.
SOFYA   f   Russian
Russian form of SOPHIA.
SOHAIL   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SOHEIL   m   Persian
Persian form of SUHAIL.
SOHEILA   f   Persian
Persian feminine form of SUHAIL.
SOHRAB   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "illustrious, shining" or "red water" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam.
SOHVI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SOPHIA.
SOILE   f   Finnish
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".
SOILI   f   Finnish
Variant of SOILE.
SOINI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of SVEN.
SOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SOCRATES.
SOKRATIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
SOL (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOL (2)   m   Jewish
Short form of SOLOMON.
SOLANGE   f   French
French form of the Late Latin name Sollemnia, which was derived from Latin sollemnis "religious". This was the name of a French shepherdess who became a saint after she was killed by her master.
SOLEDAD   f   Spanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
SOLEIL   f   Various
Means "sun" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself.
SOLÈNE   f   French
Variant of SOLANGE.
SOLFRID   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.
SOLLEMNIA   f   Late Roman
Latin form of SOLANGE.
SOLLY   m   Jewish
Diminutive of SOLOMON.
SOLOMON   m   Biblical, English, Jewish
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh) which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
SOLON   m   Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σολος (solos) meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.
SÓLVEIG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEIG   f   Norwegian, Swedish
From an Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
SOLVEIGA   f   Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEJ   f   Danish
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
SØLVI   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOLVIG   f   Swedish
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
SOMA   m   Hungarian
From Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree".
SOMARLIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SOMERLED.
SOMAYEH   f   Persian
Persian form of SUMAYYA.
SOMBOON   m   Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and บุญ (bun) "merit".
SOMCHAI   m   Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and ชาย (chai) "man".
SOMERLED   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Somarliðr meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Scottish warlord who created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.
SOMHAIRLE   m   Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of Somarliðr (see SOMERLED).
SOMMER   f   English (Modern)
Variant of SUMMER, coinciding with the German word for summer.
SOMPORN   m   Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and พร (phon) "blessing".
SOMSAK   m   Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and ศักดิ์ (sak) "power, honour".
SOŇA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
SONA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAL   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAM   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SONDRA   f   English
Variant of SAUNDRA. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character in Theodore Dreiser's novel 'An American Tragedy' (1925) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1931).
SONER   m   Turkish
Means "last man" in Turkish.
SONGÜL   f   Turkish
From Turkish son meaning "last, final" and gül meaning "rose".
SONJE   f   German
German variant of SONJA.
SONNIE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of SONNY.
SONNY   m   English
From a nickname which is commonly used to denote a young boy, derived from the English word son.
SONYA   f   Russian, English
Russian diminutive of SOPHIA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1869, English translation 1886).
SOO-JIN   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of SU-JIN.
SOPHEA   f & m   Khmer
Means "wisdom" in Khmer.
SOPHEAP   f & m   Khmer
Means "gentle, proper" in Khmer.
SOPHIA   f   English, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
SOPHIE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of SOPHIA.
SOPHOCLES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφοκλης (Sophokles), which was derived from Greek σοφος (sophos) "skilled, clever" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". Sophocles was a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
SOPHOKLES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SOPHOCLES.
SOPHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of SOPHUS.
SOPHRONIA   f   Literature, Late Greek
Feminine form of SOPHRONIUS. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.
SOPHRONIOS   m   Late Greek
Greek form of SOPHRONIUS.
SOPHRONIUS   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σωφρονιος (Sophronios), which was derived from Greek σωφρων (sophron) "self-controlled, sensible". Saint Sophronius was a 7th-century patriarch of Jerusalem.
SOPHUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφος (Sophos) which meant "skilled, clever".
SOPHY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of SOPHIE or a diminutive of SOPHIA.
SOPIO   f   Georgian
Georgian form of SOPHIA.
SORA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) which both mean "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
SORAYA   f   Persian, Spanish, French
Persian form of THURAYYA. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya, wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
SORCHA   f   Irish, Scottish
Means "radiant" in Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of Sarah.
SÖREN   m   Swedish, German
Swedish and German form of SØREN.
SØREN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of SEVERINUS. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.
SORIN   m   Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
SORINA   f   Romanian
Feminine form of SORIN.
SORLEY   m   Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of SOMHAIRLE.
SORNE   f   Basque
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
SOROUSH   m   Persian Mythology, Persian
Modern Persian form of Avestan Sraosha meaning "obedience". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel), later equated with the angel Gabriel.
SORREL   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
SOSIGENES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "born safely" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενης (genes) "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.
SOSIMO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ZOSIMUS.
SOSLAN   m   Ossetian
Ossetian form of SOSRUKO.
SOSO   m   Georgian
Diminutive of IOSEB.
SOSRUKO   m   Caucasian Mythology
Derived from Turkic suslä "menacing". This is the name of a trickster god in Caucasian mythology. He is the hero of the Nart sagas.
SOSTRATE   f   Ancient Greek
Means "safe army" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
SOTA   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of SOUTA.
SOTH   m   Khmer
Means "pure" in Khmer.
SOTHY   m & f   Khmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
SOTIRIA   f   Greek
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
SOTIRIOS   m   Greek
Variant of SOTIRIS.
SOTIRIS   m   Greek
Derived from Greek σωτηρια (soteria) meaning "salvation".
SOUMA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (sou) meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SOUSANNA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of SUSANNA.
SOUTA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (sou) meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
SOVANNA   f   Khmer
Means "golden, dream" in Khmer.
SPARROW   m & f   English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
SPARTACUS   m   History
Means "from the city of Sparta" in Latin. Spartacus was the name of a Thracian-born Roman slave who led a slave revolt in Italy in the 1st century BC. He was eventually killed in battle and many of his followers were crucified.
SPAS   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian спасен (spasen) meaning "saved".
ŠPELA   f   Slovene
Diminutive of ELIZABETA.
SPENCER   m   English
From a surname which meant "dispenser of provisions" in Middle English. A famous bearer was American actor Spencer Tracy (1900-1967). It was also the surname of Princess Diana (1961-1997).
SPERANTIA   f   Late Roman
Latin form of ESPERANZA.
SPIKE   m   English (Rare)
From a nickname which may have originally been given to a person with spiky hair.
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