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This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keywords love or loving.
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AGAPEfGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AHAVAfHebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AI (1)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AI (2)fChinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
AIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other character combinations.
AIMIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", as well as other character combinations.
AIRIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AMADEUSmLate Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMANDAfEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play 'Love's Last Shift' (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
AMANDUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
AMANTIUSmLate Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
AMORm & fRoman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and the name can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
ANBUmTamil
Means "love" in Tamil.
ANGHARADfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.
AROHAfMaori
Means "love" in Maori.
ATUFmArabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
CARATACOSmAncient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARITAfSwedish
Derived from Latin caritas meaning "dearness, esteem, love".
CARONf & mWelsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CÁRTHACHmIrish
Means "loving" in Irish. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CARWYNmWelsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CARYSfWelsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "love". This is a relatively modern Welsh name, in common use only since the middle of the 20th century.
CERI (1)mWelsh
Possibly derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CHARITYfEnglish
From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
CHIKONDIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
CINTAfIndonesian
Means "love" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit चिन्ता (chinta).
DİLANfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
EROSmGreek Mythology
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.
EUSTORGIOmItalian
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευστοργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word ευστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and στεργω (stergo) "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
FANCYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word fancy which means either "like, love, inclination" or "ornamental". It is derived from Middle English fantasie, which comes (via Norman French and Latin) from Greek φαινω (phaino) "to show, to appear".
FRIGGfNorse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
FUMNANYAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNANYAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "love" in Igbo.
GRÁINNEfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
IFEfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "love" in Yoruba.
IÐUNNfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
JAIME (2)fEnglish
Variant of JAMIE. The character Jaime Sommers from the television series 'The Bionic Woman' (1976-1978) helped to popularize the name. It can sometimes be given in reference to the French phrase j'aime meaning "I love", though it is pronounced differently.
JORUNNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Jórunnr, derived from the elements jór "horse" and unna "love".
KAMAmHinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KAMAKSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is the name of a Hindu fertility goddess. She is considered to be an incarnation of Parvati.
KASIHfIndonesian, Malay
Means "love" in Malay and Indonesian.
KEALOHAf & mHawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KERENSAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
LEMMINKÄINENmFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Finnish lempi "love". In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of an arrogant hero. After he was killed his mother fetched his body from the River of Death and restored him to life. He is sometimes identified with the god Ahti.
LEMPIfFinnish
Means "love" in Finnish.
LERATOfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "love" in Sotho.
LIBAfYiddish
From Yiddish לִיבֵע (libe) meaning "love", of German origin.
LIBENAfCzech
Derived from the Czech element lib meaning "love".
LIBUŠEfCzech
Derived from the Czech element lib meaning "love". In Czech legend Lubuše was the founder of Prague.
LIEBERmYiddish
From Yiddish לִיבֵע (libe) meaning "love", of German origin.
LJUBAfSerbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUBICAfSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from Serbo-Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
LOVE (2)fEnglish
Simply from the English word love, derived from Old English lufu.
LUBOMÍRmCzech
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
LUBOŠmCzech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBENmBulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBOVfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
MAI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (mai) meaning "dance" or 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe". It can also come from (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ai) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MANAMIfJapanese
From Japanese (mana) meaning "love, affection" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "sea, ocean". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MARYfEnglish, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".... [more]
MEDADmBiblical
Means "love" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Medad is one of the elders who prophesizes in the camp of the Israelites after the flight from Egypt.
MEGUMIfJapanese
From Japanese (megumi) meaning "favour, benefit" or (megumi) meaning "love, affection", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same reading. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
NAYELIfNative American, Zapotec
Means "I love you" in Zapotec.
NEHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NOA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
PHILADELPHIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". It is also the name of a city in the United States.
PRANAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PREMmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PRITIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
RENm & fJapanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RUDOm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
SEVDAfTurkish, Azerbaijani
Means "love, infatuation" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
SEVGİfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİMfTurkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SIRVARDfArmenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
SNEHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
THANDIWEfSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "loving one" in Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele, from thanda "to love".
THANDOm & fSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
UNNRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
VENUSfRoman Mythology
Means "love, sexual desire" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of love and sex. Her character was assimilated with that of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. As the mother of Aeneas she was considered an ancestor of the Roman people. The second planet from the sun is named after her.
WIDADfArabic
Means "love" in Arabic.
YUAfJapanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" and (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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