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SUNG-JINmKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-JIN.
SUNG-MINm & fKorean
Variant transcription of SEONG-MIN.
SUNG-SOOmKorean
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".
SUNNGIFUfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
SUNNIVAfNorwegian
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".
SUNSHINEfEnglish
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
SUOMAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
SURAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURAYAfArabic
Variant transcription of THURAYYA.
SURAYYAfArabic
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.
SURESHAmHinduism
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.
SÜREYYAfTurkish
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
SURIfYiddish
Yiddish form of SARAH.
SURINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SURIYAmTamil
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.
SUSANfEnglish
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.
SUSANITAfSpanish
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]
SUSANNAHfBiblical
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SUSANNEfGerman, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
SUSEfGerman
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.
SUSIfGerman
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUSILAmIndonesian
Indonesian form of SUSHILA.
SUSILOmIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SUSHILA.
SUSUMUmJapanese
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).
SUVIfFinnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
SUZfEnglish
Short form of SUSAN.
SUZAN (2)fTurkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
SUZEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
SUZETTEfFrench
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUZIfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUZIEfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUZUfJapanese
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.
SUZYfEnglish
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SVAJONĖfLithuanian
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
SVANAfIcelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILDfNorwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDURfIcelandic
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.
SVATAVAfCzech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
SVATOPLUKmCzech
Czech form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVEAfSwedish
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".
SVEINmNorwegian
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.
SVENJAfGerman
German feminine form of SVEN.
SVERREmNorwegian
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.
SVETAfRussian
Short form of SVETLANA.
SVĚTLANAfCzech
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.
SVEVAfItalian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi.
SVITLANAfUkrainian
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".
SWAPANmBengali
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".
SWIÐHUNmAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of SWITHIN.
SWITHINmHistory
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.
SYARHEYmBelarusian
Variant transcription of SIARHEI.
SYBILfEnglish
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.
SYDmEnglish
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.
SYEDAfUrdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
SYLVAINmFrench
French form of SILVANUS.
SYLVAINEfFrench
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.
SYLVESTREmFrench
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.
SYLVIEfFrench
French form of SILVIA.
SYLWESTERmPolish
Polish form of SILVESTER.
SYLWIAfPolish
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".
SYNNEfNorwegian
Short form of SYNNØVE.
SYNNÖVEfSwedish
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
SYNNØVEfNorwegian
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.
SYUZANNAfRussian
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
SZABINAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SABINA.
SZABOLCSmHungarian
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.
SZANDRAfHungarian
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SZCZEPANmPolish
Polish form of STEPHEN.
SZCZĘSNYmPolish
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
SZILÁRDmHungarian
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.
SZILVESZTERmHungarian
Hungarian form of SILVESTER.
SZILVIAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
SZONJAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SONYA.
SZYMONmPolish
Polish form of SIMON (1).