Classical Latin Origin Names

This is a list of names in which the origin is Classical Latin. Latin was the language spoken in ancient Rome and many parts of the Roman Empire.
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GINGER   f   English
From the English word ginger for the spice or the reddish-brown colour. It can also be a diminutive of VIRGINIA, as in the case of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), by whom the name was popularized.
GINNIE   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINNY   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GIOCONDA   f   Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' is also known as 'La Gioconda' because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
GITTA   f   German, Hungarian
German short form of BRIGITTA and a Hungarian short form of MARGIT.
GIULIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIULIA.
GIULIO   m   Italian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIUSTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GLADYS   f   Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).
GLÁUCIA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAUCIA   m & f   Ancient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLORIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Means "glory" in Latin. The name (first?) appeared in E. D. E. N. Southworth's novel 'Gloria' (1891) and subsequently in George Bernard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' (1898). It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).
GNAEUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown Etruscan meaning, though it may be related to Latin naevus "birthmark". A famous bearer was Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great, a Roman general of the 1st century BC.
GORDIAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Gordianus which meant "from Gordium", Gordium being the capital of Phrygia in Asia Minor. This is the name by which three Roman emperors are known.
GORDIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of GORDIAN.
GOSIA   f   Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GRAÇA   f   Portuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACE   f   English
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.
GRACELYN   f   English (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
GRACIA   f   Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRACIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRACIE   f   English
Diminutive of GRACE.
GRACIELA   f   Spanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GRACÍLIA   f   Portuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJA   f   Polish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRACJAN   m   Polish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRANVILLE   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRATIA   f   German
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIAN   m   History
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.
GRATIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRATIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of GRATIAN.
GRATIEN   m   French
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIA   f   Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GREET   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRENVILLE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRANVILLE.
GRÉTA   f   Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETA   f   German, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHEN   f   German, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETE   f   German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETEL   f   German
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRETHE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Short form of MARGRETHE.
GRETTA   f   English
Variant of GRETA.
GRIET   f   Dutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GRUSHA   f   Russian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
GUS (1)   m   English, Scottish
Short form of AUGUSTUS or ANGUS.
GUS (2)   m   Greek
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
GUSSIE   f   English
Diminutive of AUGUSTA.
GUSTA   f   Dutch
Short form of AUGUSTA.
GUUS   m   Dutch
Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
GWYTHYR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYLES   m   English (Rare)
Variant of GILES.
GYULA   m   Hungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.
HADRIAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Hadrianus, which meant "from Hadria" in Latin. Hadria was a town in northern Italy (it gave its name to the Adriatic Sea). A famous bearer of the name was Publius Aelius Hadrianus, better known as Hadrian, a 2nd-century Roman emperor who built a wall across northern Britain.
HADRIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HADRIANUS.
HADRIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of HADRIAN.
HADRIEN   m   French
French variant form of ADRIAN.
HAVEL   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HERMÍNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIA   f   Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMÍNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman name which was possibly of unknown Etruscan origin, but could also be derived from the name of the god HERMES. In Roman legend this was the name of a companion of Aeneas.
HERSILIA   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend this was the name of a Sabine woman who became the wife of Romulus.
HILAIRE   m   French
French form of HILARIUS.
HILARIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HILARIUS.
HILARIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman name which was derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name ‘Ιλαρος (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ‘ιλαρος was the source of the Latin word hilaris). Saint Hilarius was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Poitiers. This was also the name of a 5th-century pope.
HILARY   f & m   English
Medieval English form of HILARIUS or HILARIA. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947-) became the first lady.
HILLAR   m   Estonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
HILLARY   f   English
Variant of HILARY. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first man to climb Mount Everest.
HONOR   f   English (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORA   f   Irish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORATA   f   Late Roman, Polish
Feminine form of HONORATUS.
HONORATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "esteemed, distinguished". This was the name of at least seven saints, including a 5th-century archbishop of Arles and a 6th-century bishop of Amiens who is the patron saint of bakers.
HONORÉ   m   French
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HONORIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
HONORINA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of HONORINUS.
HONORINE   f   French
French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS. Saint Honorina was a 4th-century martyr from the Normandy region in France.
HONORINUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "honour". This was the name of an emperor of the Western Roman Empire. It was also borne by a few early saints and four popes.
HONOUR   f   English (Rare)
From the English word honour, which is of Latin origin. This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. It can also be viewed as a form of HONORIA or HONORATA, which are ultimately derived from the same source.
HORACE   m   English, French
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages. In the modern era it has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, in honour of the poet.
HORÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HORACIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORATIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HORATIUS.
HORATIO   m   English
Variant of HORATIUS. It was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), famous for his defeat of Napoleon's forces in the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was himself killed. Since his time the name has been occasionally used in his honour.
HORAȚIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORATIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin hora "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin. A famous bearer was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet of the 1st century BC who is better known as Horace in the English-speaking world.
HORTENSE   f   French, English
French form of HORTENSIA.
HORTENSIA   f   Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HORTENSIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of HORTENSIA.
HRISTIJAN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
IANUARIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
IANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IBOLYA   f   Hungarian
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.
IESTYN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JUSTIN.
IGA   f   Polish
Diminutive of JADWIGA or IGNACJA.
IGGY   m   English
Diminutive of IGNATIUS.
IGNAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÁC   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAC   m   Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACE   m   French
French form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACJA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACY   m   Polish
Polish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASI   m   Catalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIUS   m   Late Roman
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.
IGNATIY   m   Russian
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATZ   m   German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÀTZIU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZ   m   German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
IINA   f   Finnish
Short form of names ending with iina.
ILAR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of HILARIUS.
ILARI   m   Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
ILARIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HILARIUS.
ILARIO   m   Italian
Italian form of HILARIUS.
IMACULADA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMA   f   Italian, Catalan
Short form of IMMACOLATA or IMMACULADA.
IMMACOLATA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACULADA   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACULATA   f   Irish
Latin form of INMACULADA.
INA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Limburgish, Croatian
Short form of names ending with ina.
INÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
IÑAKI   m   Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INMA   f   Spanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
INMACULADA   f   Spanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
INNOCENT   m   History
From the Late Latin name Innocentius which was derived from innocens "innocent". This was the name of several early saints. It was also borne by 13 popes including Innocent III, a politically powerful ruler and organizer of the Fourth Crusade.
INNOCENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of INNOCENT.
INNOCENZO   m   Italian
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
INNOKENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
INOCENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
IOLANDA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IOLANTHE   f   Various
Probably a variant of YOLANDA influenced by the Greek words ιολη (iole) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera 'Iolanthe' (1882).
IOUNIA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
IOVIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Older form of JOVIAN.
IOVIS   m   Roman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IOVITA   m & f   Ancient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
ISAURA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISAURE   f   French
French form of ISAURA.
ISAURUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
ITALA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ITALUS.
ITALIA   f   Italian
From the Italian name of the country of Italy, Italia (see ITALUS).
ITALO   m   Italian
Italian form of ITALUS.
ITALUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "of Italy" in Latin. In Roman legend Italus was the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. He supposedly gave his name to the region known as Italia or Italy (in fact the region may have gotten its name from Oscan Víteliú meaning "land of bulls").
IUCUNDA   f   Late Roman
Latin form of GIOCONDA.
IÚILE   f   Irish
Irish form of JULIA.
IULIA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIA.
IULIAN   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANA   f   Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IULIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIAN.
IULIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IULIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIUS.
IUNIA   f   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUNIA.
IUNIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of JUNIUS.
IUNO   f   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUNO.
IUPPITER   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
IUSTINA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
IUSTINIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTINIAN.
IUSTINUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
IUVENALIS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of JUVENAL.
JADRAN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene feminine form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JANCIS   f   English (Rare)
Combination of JAN (2) and FRANCIS.
JANUARIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "January" in Latin. The name of the month derives from the name of the Roman god Janus. Saint Januarius, the patron saint of Naples, was a bishop who was beheaded during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
JANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.
JEAN-BAPTISTE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JENARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JERMAINE   m   English
Variant of GERMAIN. The name was popularized in the 1970s by Jermaine Jackson (1954-), a member of the singing group The Jackson 5.
JILL   f   English
Short form of GILLIAN.
JILLIAN   f   English
Variant of GILLIAN.
JILLIE   f   English
Diminutive of JILL.
JILLY   f   English
Diminutive of JILL.
JINNY   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
JOLA   f   Polish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLÁN   f   Hungarian
Short form of JOLÁNKA.
JOLANA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDA   f   Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLÁNKA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel 'Jólánka, Etelkának Leánya' (1803). He may have based it on Hungarian jóleán meaning "good girl" or possibly on the name YOLANDA.
JOLANTA   f   Polish, Lithuanian
Polish and Lithuanian form of YOLANDA.
JOLYON   m   English (Rare)
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).
JOOLS   m & f   English
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOOS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOOST   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JORIE   f   English
Short form of MARJORIE.
JOVE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JOVIAN   m   Ancient Roman (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovianus, a Roman cognomen which was a derivative of Iovis (see JOVE). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor.
JOVITA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of the Roman name Iovita (masculine), which was derived from the name of the god JOVE. This was the name of an early saint and martyr, the brother of Faustinus.
JOWITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JOVITA.
JULEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ.
JULEN   m   Basque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULES (1)   m   French
French form of JULIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905), author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' and other works of science fiction.
JULES (2)   f & m   English
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JULI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian short form of JULIA.
JÚLIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIAN   m   English, Polish, German
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
JULIANA   f   Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.
JULIANE   f   German, French
German and French feminine form of JULIAN.
JULIANNA   f   Hungarian, Polish, English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANNE   f   English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIEN   m   French
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIET   f   English
Anglicized form of JULIETTE or GIULIETTA. This spelling was first used by Shakespeare for the lover of Romeo in his play 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
JULIETTE   f   French
French diminutive of JULIE.
JULIJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
JŪLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of JULIA.
JULIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JULINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JÚLIA.
JÚLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JULIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JULIUS.
JULISKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JULIA.
JULITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JULITTA   f   History
Diminutive of JULIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.
JÚLIUS   m   Slovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, German
From a Roman family name which was possibly derived from Greek ιουλος (ioulos) meaning "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god JUPITER. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.... [more]
JULIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
JULYAN   m   English (Rare)
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
JUNIA   f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of JUNIUS. This was the name of an early Christian mentioned in the New Testament (there is some debate about whether the name belongs to a man or a woman).
JUNIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the name of the Roman goddess JUNO. It was borne by Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic in the 6th century BC. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman politician Marcus Junius Brutus, commonly known as Brutus, who was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.
JUNO   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to an Indo-European root meaning "youth", or possibly of Etruscan origin. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. She was the protectress of marriage and women, and was also the goddess of finance.
JUPITER   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
JUSTE   m   French
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTIN   m   English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINA   f   English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
JUSTINE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This is the name of the heroine in the novel 'Justine' (1791) by the Marquis de Sade.
JUSTINIAN   m   History
From the Latin name Iustinianus, which was derived from Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This was the name of a 6th-century Byzantine emperor who attempted to restore the borders of the Roman Empire.
JUSTUS   m   German, Dutch, Late Roman
Latin name which meant "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
JUSTY   m & f   English
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JUSTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTÝNA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUTURNA   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs.
JUVENAL   m   History, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
JUVENTAS   f   Roman Mythology
Means "youth" in Latin. Juventas was the Roman goddess of youth, equivalent to the Greek goddess Hebe.
KAI (1)   m   Frisian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
KAISER   m   Various
German form of the Roman title Caesar (see CAESAR). It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
KAJ (1)   m   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Variant of KAI (1).
KAJA (2)   f   Polish, Slovene
Variant of GAJA (1).
KAJETÁN   m   Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJETAN   m   Polish
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GAIUS.
KALISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ka and LISHA.
KAMIL (2)   m   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMILA   f   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
KAMILĖ   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAMILLA.
KAMILLA   f   Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Hungarian form of CAMILLA, as well as a Scandinavian variant. This is also the Hungarian word for the chamomile flower (species Matricaria chamomilla).
KARA (1)   f   English
Variant of CARA.
KARAUGH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KARA (1).
KARINE (1)   f   French
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
KARITA   f   Swedish
Variant of CARITA.
KARSTEN   m   Low German, Danish, Norwegian
Low German form of CHRISTIAN.
KARYNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CARINA (1).
KASSIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of CASSIA.
KAY (2)   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He first appears in Welsh tales as a brave companion of Arthur. In later medieval tales, notably those by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, he is portrayed as an unrefined boor.
KEES   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of CORNELIUS. A notable bearer was the Dutch painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968).
KELEMEN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
KERMAN   m   Basque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KERNEELS   m   Dutch
Dutch (South African) variant of CORNELIUS.
KERSTIN   f   Swedish, German
Swedish form of CHRISTINA.
KESHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KHRYSTYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KIA   f   Swedish
Diminutive of KRISTINA.
KIANA (1)   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of DIANA.
KIARA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1) or CHIARA. This name first became used in 1988 after the singing duo Kiara released their song 'This Time'. It was further popularized by a character in the animated movie 'The Lion King II' (1998).
KIARRA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KIARA.
KIERRA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
KIERSTEN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KIRSTEN.
KIKI   f   English, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KILIKINA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of CHRISTINA.
KINE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian short form of KRISTINE.
KIRSI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of CHRISTINA, or a short form of KIRSIKKA. It also means "frost" in Finnish.
KIRSTEEN   f   Scottish
Variant of KIRSTIN.
KIRSTEN   f   Danish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of CHRISTINA.
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