Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keywords small or little or tiny or short.
There are 74 names matching your criteria.

ABBÁN   m   Irish
Means "little abbot", derived from Irish abb "abbot" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the son of king Cormac of Leinster.
ADVA   f   Hebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
ALAN   m   English, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton... [more]
ATTILA   m   History, Hungarian
Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century... [more]
AULUS   m   Ancient Roman
Possibly from Latin avulus "little grandfather", though it could be from the Etruscan name Aule, which was possibly derived from avils meaning "years"... [more]
BABAK   m   Persian, Ancient Persian
Means "little father" in Persian. This was the name of the father of Ardashir, the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Persia. It was also borne by the 9th-century resistance leader Babak Khorramdin.
BLÁTHNAT   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí... [more]
BORIS   m   Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian, German, History
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century king Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors... [more]
CALIGULA   m   History
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.
CHIUMBO   m   Eastern African, Mwera
Means "small" in Mwera.
CINDERELLA   f   Literature
From the French name Cendrillon which means "little ashes". This is best known as the main character in the fairy tale 'Cinderella'.
CONAN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Gaelic "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the author who wrote the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
CORRAIDHÍN   m   Ancient Irish
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
COSETTE   f   French, Literature
From French chosette meaning "little thing". This is the nickname of the illegitimate daughter of Fantine in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862)... [more]
COURTNEY   f & m   English
From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose"... [more]
COWESSESS   m   Native American, Ojibwe
Means "little child" in Ojibwe. This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of the Saulteaux.
CROFTON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.
CUÁN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DEVIKA   f   Indian
Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) "goddess" and (ka) "little".
FAOLÁN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf", derived from Gaelic fáel "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint who did missionary work in Scotland.
FECHÍN   m   Irish
Means "little raven" from Irish fiach "raven" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint of the 7th century who died of the yellow plague.
FEMKE   f   Dutch, Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace". It also coincides with a Frisian word meaning "little girl".
FISHEL   m   Yiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish.
FRAUKE   f   German
Means "little lady", derived from German frau combined with a diminutive suffix.
GARBHÁN   m   Irish
Means "little rough one" from Irish garbh "rough" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint.
GOBÁN   m   Irish
Either means "little smith" from Irish gobha "smith" combined with a diminutive suffix, or else derived from the name of the Irish god GOIBNIU (which is also a derivative of gobha).
GULISA   f   Georgian
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
GUTXI   m   Basque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
HURIK   f   Armenian
Means "small fire" in Armenian.
JOKTAN   m   Biblical
Means "small" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Eber in the Old Testament.
JUNAYD   m   Arabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) "army, soldiers".
KETUT   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KOHARU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" or (ko) meaning "heart" combined with (haru) meaning "spring"... [more]
LOGAN   m & f   Scottish, English
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LOMMÁN   m   Irish
Means "little bare one", derived from Irish Gaelic lomm "bare" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a nephew of Saint Patrick.
LONÁN   m   Irish
Means "little blackbird", derived from Irish Gaelic lon "blackbird" combined with a diminutive suffix.
LORCÁN   m   Irish
Means "little fierce one", derived from Irish Gaelic lorcc "fierce" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century archbishop of Dublin.
LUMINIȚA   f   Romanian
Means "little light", derived from Romanian lumina "light" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAIMU   f   Estonian
Means "little" in Estonian.
MAINCHÍN   m   Irish
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAMUKA   m   Georgian
Means "little father" in Georgian.
MANJUSHA   f   Indian
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MUADHNAIT   f   Irish
Means "little noble one", derived from Irish muadh "noble, good" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NAOMHÁN   m   Irish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century... [more]
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) "little".
ODHARNAIT   f   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix.
ODHRÁN   m   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a saint who travelled with Saint Columba through Scotland.
OISÍN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little deer", derived from Irish os "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend Oisín was a warrior hero and a poet, the son of Fionn mac Cumhail.
PAGET   f   English (Rare)
From a surname which meant "little page" (see PAIGE).
PAIGE   f   English
From an English surname meaning "servant, page" in Middle English. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδιον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him... [more]
PILOQUTINNGUAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "little leaf" in Greenlandic.
REGULUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "prince, little king", a diminutive of Latin rex "king". This was the cognomen of several 3rd-century BC consuls from the gens Atilia... [more]
ROCHELLE   f   English
From the name of the French city La Rochelle, meaning "little rock". It first became commonly used as a given name in America in the 1930s, probably due to the fame of actress Rochelle Hudson (1914-1972) and because of the similarity to the name Rachel.
RÓNÁN   m   Irish
Means "little seal", derived from Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RÓRDÁN   m   Irish
From the older Irish name Ríoghbhardán, which meant "little poet king" from Irish Gaelic ríogh "king" combined with bard "poet" and a diminutive suffix.
RUSSELL   m   English
From a surname which meant "little red one" in French. A notable bearer of the surname was the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), who wrote on many subjects including logic, epistemology and mathematics... [more]
RYAN   m   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Riain meaning "descendant of Rían". The given name Rían probably means "little king" (from Irish "king" combined with a diminutive suffix).
SAYURI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily"... [more]
SEANÁN   m   Irish
Means "little wise person", derived from Irish sean "wise, old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Seanán was a 6th-century monk from Munster, Ireland.
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.
SIRPA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish sirpale "small piece, fragment".
STERLING   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent"... [more]
SULLIVAN   m   English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Súilleabháin meaning "descendant of Súilleabhán". The name Súilleabhán means "little dark eye" in Irish.
TALITHA   f   Biblical
Means "little girl" in Aramaic. The name is taken from the phrase talitha cumi meaning "little girl arise" spoken by Jesus in order to restore a young girl to life (see Mark 5:41).
TIGHEARNÁN   m   Irish
Means "little lord" from Irish Gaelic tigern "lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century king of Breifne in Ireland.
TUFAYL   m   Arabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
TUULIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
URSULA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage... [more]
VAUGHN   m   Welsh, English
From a Welsh surname which was derived from Welsh bychan meaning "little".
VESLEMØY   f   Norwegian
Means "little girl" from Norwegian vesle "little" and møy "girl". This name was created by Norwegian writer Arne Garborg for the main character in his poem 'Haugtussa' (1895).
WEI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (wēi) meaning "power, pomp", (wēi) meaning "high, lofty, towering" or (wěi) meaning "great, robust, extraordinary"... [more]
ZITA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak
Means "little girl" in Tuscan Italian. This was the name of a 13th-century saint, the patron saint of servants.
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