Names Starting with S

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Variant transcription of SEONG-JIN.
SUNG-MINm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-MIN.
Variant transcription of SEONG-SU.
SUNILmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
SUNITAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
SUNITHAfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SUNITIfIndian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
SUNNYf & mEnglish
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
SURAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
SURENDRAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.
Means "ruler of the gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord". This is another name of the Hindu gods Indra, Shiva or Vishnu.
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
Yiddish form of SARAH.
SURINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
Variant transcription of SURYA.
SURYAmHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
English variant of SUSANNA. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
SUSANAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUSANNfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of SUSANNE.
SUSANNAfItalian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SUSANNEfGerman, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSHEELAfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SUSHILA.
SUSHILmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SUSHILA.
SUSHILAf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Indonesian form of SUSHILA.
SUSILOmIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SUSHILA.
From Japanese (susumu) meaning "advance, make progress", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
SUTEKHmEgyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of SETH (2).
Means "summer" in Finnish.
Short form of SUSAN.
SUZAN (2)fTurkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
SUZUMEfJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which are pronounced the same way.
Diminutive of SUSAN.
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVANTEmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
SVANTEPOLKmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVYATOPOLK. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.
SVAROGmSlavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic svar "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
Czech form of SVYATOPOLK.
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
Norwegian variant of SVEN.
SVEINNmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVEN.
SVENmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn which meant "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
SVENDmDanish, Norwegian
Danish form of SVEN.
German feminine form of SVEN.
From the Old Norse name Sverrir which meant "wild, swinging, spinning".
SVERRIRmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Short form of SVETLANA.
Czech form of SVETLANA.
SVETLANAfRussian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem 'Svetlana' (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
SVETOMIRmSerbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of ŚWIĘTOMIERZ.
SVETOPOLKmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVETOVIDmSlavic Mythology
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and vidu "sight, view". This was the name of a four-headed Slavic god of war and light.
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi.
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVJETLANAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of SVETLANA.
SVYATOPOLKmRussian (Rare)
Means "blessed people" from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army".
SVYATOSLAVmRussian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".
SWANAHILDAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
SWANHILDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".
SWAPNAfIndian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWAPNILmIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
SWARANm & fPunjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNAm & fIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHIfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
SWEENEYmIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of SUIBHNE.
ŚWIĘTOMIERZmPolish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".
Old English form of SWITHIN.
From the Old English name Swiðhun or Swiþhun, derived from swiþ "strong" and perhaps hun "bear cub". Saint Swithin was a 9th-century bishop of Winchester.
Variant transcription of SIARHEI.
Variant of SIBYL. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
SYBILLAfPolish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of SIBYLLA.
SYBILLEfGerman, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
Short form of SYDNEY.
SYDNEYf & mEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
SYEDmUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
French form of SILVANUS.
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVESTERmEnglish, Dutch, Danish, German
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.
French form of SILVESTER.
SYLVIfNorwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIAfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
French form of SILVIA.
Polish form of SILVESTER.
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMEONmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYMEONUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
SYMONmUkrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
SYMPHONYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
Short form of SYNNØVE.
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
Norwegian variant of SUNNIVA.
SYNTYCHEfBiblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
Hungarian form of SABINA.
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Slavic word meaning "marten". It was borne by a leader of the Magyars at the time of Árpád. This is now the name of a region in Hungary.
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
Polish form of STEPHEN.
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.
Hungarian form of SILVESTER.
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
Hungarian form of SONYA.
Polish form of SIMON (1).