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SIDONIAfLate Roman, Georgian
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This is the name of a legendary saint from Georgia. She and her father Abiathar were supposedly converted by Saint Nino from Judaism to Christianity.
SIDONIEfFrench
French feminine form of SIDONIUS.
SIDONIUSmLate Roman
Latin name which meant "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.
SIDONYfEnglish (Archaic)
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This name was in use in the Middle Ages, when it became associated with the word sindon (of Greek origin) meaning "linen", a reference to the Shroud of Turin.
SIEFFREmWelsh
Welsh form of GEOFFREY.
SIEGBERTmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and beraht "bright". This was the name of several Frankish kings, including the 7th-century Sigebert III of Austrasia who is regarded as a saint.
SIEGERmDutch, German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
SIEGFRIEDmGerman, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the 'Nibelungenlied'. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. His adventures were largely based on those of the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera 'The Ring of the Nibelung' (1876).
SIEGHARDmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".
SIEGHILDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hild "battle".
SIEGLINDEfGerman, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied'.
SIEGMUNDmGerman
German variant of SIGMUND.
SIEMmDutch
Dutch short form of SIMON (1).
SIEMENmDutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of SIMON (1).
SIENAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SIENNA, with the spelling perhaps influenced by that of the Italian city.
SIENNAfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word meaning "orange-red". It is ultimately from the name of the city of Siena in Italy, because of the colour of the clay there.
SIERRAfEnglish (Modern)
Means "mountain range" in Spanish, referring specifically to a mountain range with jagged peaks.
SIETmFrisian
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".
SIETSEmFrisian
Diminutive of SIET.
SIEUWERDmDutch
Dutch form of SIGURD.
SIFISOmSouthern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIGALfHebrew
Means "purple, violet" in Hebrew.
SIGALITfHebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
SIGDAGmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".
SIGEBERHTmAnglo-Saxon
Means "bright victory", derived from Old English sige "victory" and beorht "bright". This was the name of a king of Wessex. The name fell out of use after the Norman conquest.
SIGEWEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".
SIGFRID (1)mSwedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRID (2)fNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
SIGFRIDOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGGEmSwedish
Diminutive of SIGMUND, SIGFRID (1), and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SIGIm & fGerman
Diminutive of SIEGFRIED, SIEGLINDE, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SIGIBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGBERT.
SIGIFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGIHARDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHARD.
SIGIHERImAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGER.
SIGIHILDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHILD.
SIGILINDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGLINDE.
SIGIMUNDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIGMUND.
SIGISMONDOmItalian
Italian form of SIGISMUND.
SIGISMUNDmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
SIGIVALDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and wald "rule".
SIGIWARDmAncient Germanic
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
SIGMUNDmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
SIGNYfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNÝfAncient 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.
SIGRIDfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÚNfAncient 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.
SIGURDmNorwegian, 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.
SIGURÐURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARDmSwedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SIIRIfEstonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
SIKANDARmUrdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIKKEmFrisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SILAfTurkish
Means "reunion" in Turkish.
SILASmEnglish, 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]
SÍLEfIrish
Irish form of CECILIA.
SÌLEASfScottish
Scottish form of CECILIA.
SILJAfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILJEfNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILKEfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SILLEfDanish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILOUANOSmBiblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of SILVANUS.
SILVANOmItalian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUSmRoman 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.
SILVERmEnglish
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
SILVESTERmDutch, 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.
SILVESTRmCzech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTREmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTROmItalian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIAfPortuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIAfItalian, 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). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
SILVIEfCzech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SILVIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUmRomanian
Romanian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUSmLate 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.
SILVIYAfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
SIMA (1)fPersian
Means "face, visage" in Persian.
SIMA (2)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SIMÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of SIMON (1).
SIMASmLithuanian
Short form of SIMONAS.
SIMBA (1)mSouthern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2)mEastern 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.
SIMCHAf & mHebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
ŠIMEmCroatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMEmMacedonian
Macedonian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMENmNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMEONmBiblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). 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]
SİMGEfTurkish
Means "symbol" in Turkish.
SIMINfPersian
Means "silvery" in Persian.
SIMIONmRomanian
Romanian form of SIMEON.
SIMISOLAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "rest in wealth" in Yoruba.
SIMIYUmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
ŠIMOmCroatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMOmFinnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMONmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
SIMÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of SIMON (1). This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SIMON (1)mEnglish, 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. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
SIMON (2)mAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek σιμος (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.
ŠIMONAfCzech
Czech variant of SIMONA.
SIMONASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONE (1)fFrench, English
French feminine form of SIMON (1). A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
SIMONE (2)mItalian
Italian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONETTAfItalian
Diminutive of SIMONA.
SIMONImGeorgian
Georgian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMONIDESmAncient 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.
ŠIMUNmCroatian
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
SINmSemitic Mythology
From earlier Akkadian Su'en, of unknown meaning. This was the name of the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian god of the moon. He was closely identified with the Sumerian god Nanna.
SIN-AHHI-ERIBAmAncient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of SENNACHERIB.
SINCLAIRm & fEnglish (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).
SINDREmNorwegian
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
SINDRImNorse 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.
SÍNEfIrish
Irish form of JEANNE.
SÌNEfScottish
Scottish form of JEANNE.
SINÉADfIrish
Irish form of JEANNETTE.
SÌNEAGfScottish
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
SİNEMfTurkish
Means "my bosom, my breast" in Turkish.
SINGHmIndian (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.
SINIfFinnish
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SINIKKAfFinnish
Elaborated form of SINI.
SINIŠAmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SINJINmEnglish (Rare)
Variant of the name St. John (see JOHN).
SINTAfIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SITA.
SIOBHÁNfIrish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.
SIOFRAfIrish
Means "elf, sprite" in Irish Gaelic.
SÌOLTACHmScottish
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
SIÔNmWelsh
Welsh form of JOHN, via Old French Jehan.
SIONANNfIrish 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).
SIONEDfWelsh
Welsh form of JANET.
SIÔRmWelsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORSmWelsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORUSmWelsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIOTHRÚNmIrish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SIPHOmSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
SIQINIQfNative American, Inuit
Means "sun" in Inuktitut.
SIRANfArmenian
Short form of SIRANUSH.
SIRANUSHfArmenian
Means "lovely" in Armenian.
ŞİRİNfTurkish
Turkish form of SHIRIN.
ŞIRINfKurdish
Kurdish form of SHIRIN.
SIRIPORNfThai
Derived from Thai ศิริ (sir) "glory, splendour" and พร (phon) "blessing".
SIRIUSmAstronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σειριος (seirios) "burning".
SIRPAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish sirpale "small piece, fragment".
SIRVARDfArmenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
SIRVARTfArmenian
Variant transcription of SIRVARD.
SISAYmEastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
SISELfYiddish
Means "sweet" in Yiddish. This name is also used as a Yiddish form of CECILIA.
SISKOfFinnish
Means "sister" in Finnish.
SISSIEfEnglish
Variant of SISSY.
SISSINNGUAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "squirrel" in Greenlandic.
SISSYfEnglish
Diminutive of CECILIA, FRANCES or PRISCILLA. It can also be taken from the nickname, which originated as a nursery form of the word sister.
SISTOmItalian
Italian form of SIXTUS.
SISUmFinnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
SITAfHinduism, 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.
SITARAfUrdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SÍTHEACHmIrish (Rare)
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.
SITHEMBILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SÍTHMAITHfIrish
Means "good peace" from Irish síth "peace" and maith "good".
SITIfMalay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
SITORAfTajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of SITARA.
SI-UmKorean
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.
SIVfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SIVAmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
ŞIVANmKurdish
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
SIVEfIrish
Anglicized form of SADB.
SIWANfWelsh
Welsh form of JOAN (1).
SI-WOOmKorean
Variant transcription of SI-U.
SIXTEmFrench (Rare)
French form of SIXTUS.
SIXTENmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Sigsteinn, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and steinn "stone".
SIXTINEfFrench
French feminine form of SIXTUS.
SIXTUSmLate 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".
SIYABONGAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
SJAAKmDutch
Dutch form of JACQUES or ISAAC.
SJAKIEmDutch
Diminutive of SJAAK.
SJANGmLimburgish
Limburgish form of Iohannes, via the French form JEAN (1).
SJARELmLimburgish
Limburgish form of CHARLES.
SJEFmDutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
SJOERDmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of SIGURD.
SJORSmDutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
SJRAmLimburgish
Limburgish form of GERARD. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Gérard.
SJURDmNorwegian
Norwegian form of SIGURD.
SKANDAmHinduism
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.
SKAÐIfNorse 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.
SKENANDOAmNative American, Oneida
Probably from the name of the Shenandoah River in the eastern United States, which is of uncertain origin. This was the name of an 18th-century Oneida chief.
SKENDERmBosnian
Short form of ALEKSANDAR.
SKULDfNorse 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.
SKYfEnglish (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SKYEfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of SKY.
SKYLERm & fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SCHUYLER. The spelling was modified due to association with the name Tyler and the English word sky.
SLAĐANAfSerbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
SLADEmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which meant "valley" in Old English.
SLADJANAfSerbian
Variant transcription of SLAĐANA.
SLÁINEf & mIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "health" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland.
SLÀINEfScottish
Scottish form of SLÁINE.
SLAMETmIndonesian, Javanese
Means "safety" in Javanese, ultimately from Arabic سلامات (salamat).
SLAVAm & fRussian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVENmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVĚNAfCzech
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVITSAfMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVKAfSlovene, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLAVKO.
SLAVKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVOMÍRmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLAVOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SŁAWOMIRmPolish
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".
SŁAWOMIRAfPolish
Polish feminine form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLOANEfEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from an Anglicized form of the given name SLUAGHADHÁN.
SLOBODANmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian
From South Slavic sloboda meaning "freedom".
SLUAGHADHÁNmAncient Irish
Derived from Irish sluaghadh "raid" and a diminutive suffix.
SLYmEnglish
Short form of SYLVESTER. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a well-known bearer of this nickname.
SMADARfHebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
SMILJANAfCroatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).
SMILTĖfLithuanian
Means "sandwort" in Lithuanian, referring to flowering plants from the genus Arenaria.
SMITHmEnglish
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.
SNEHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SNEŽANAfSerbian
Serbian form of SNJEŽANA.
SNEZHANAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian cognate of SNJEŽANA.
SNJEŽANAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning "snowy".
SNORREmNorwegian
Norwegian form of SNORRI.
SNORRImAncient 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.
SOBESLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESŁAW.
SOBIESŁAWmPolish (Rare)
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.
SOBIESŁAWAfPolish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of SOBIESŁAW.
SOCORROfSpanish
Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour".
SOCRATESmAncient 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.
SOFFÍAfIcelandic
Icelandic form of SOPHIA.
SOFÍAfSpanish
Spanish form of SOPHIA.
SOFIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SOPHIA.
SOFRONIOmSpanish
Spanish form of SOPHRONIUS.
SOFYAfRussian
Russian form of SOPHIA.
SOHAILmUrdu
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SOHEILmPersian
Persian form of SUHAIL.
SOHEILAfPersian
Persian feminine form of SUHAIL.
SOHRABmPersian, Persian Mythology
Probably from Middle Persian swhr "red" and ab "water". In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam. He was tragically slain in battle by his father, who was unaware he was fighting his own son.
SOHVIfFinnish
Finnish form of SOPHIA.
SOILEfFinnish
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".
SOILIfFinnish
Variant of SOILE.
SOINImFinnish
Finnish form of SVEN.
SOKRATISmGreek
Modern Greek form of SOCRATES.
SOL (1)fSpanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOL (2)mJewish
Short form of SOLOMON.
SOLANGEfFrench
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.
SOLEDADfSpanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
SOLEILfVarious
Means "sun" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself.
SOLFRIDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.
SOLLYmJewish
Diminutive of SOLOMON.
SOLOMONmBiblical, English, Jewish
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh) which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "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]
SOLONmAncient 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.
SÓLVEIGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEIGfNorwegian, 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).
SOLVEIGAfLatvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEJfDanish
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
SØLVIfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOLVIGfSwedish
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
SOMAmHungarian
From Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree".
SOMAYEHfPersian
Persian form of SUMAYYA.
SOMBOONmThai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and บุญ (bun) "merit".
SOMCHAImThai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and ชาย (chai) "man".
SOMERLEDmScottish
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.
SOMHAIRLEmScottish, Irish
Gaelic form of Somarliðr (see SOMERLED).
SOMMERfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SUMMER, coinciding with the German word for summer.
SOMPORNmThai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and พร (phon) "blessing".
SOMSAKmThai
Derived from Thai สม (som) "worthy" and ศักดิ์ (sak) "power, honour".
SƠNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (sơn) meaning "mountain".