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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GERMAN (1)mEnglish
English form of GERMANUS.
GERMANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GERMANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.
GHJULIAfCorsican
Corsican form of JULIA.
GIAMBATTISTAmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and BATTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
GIAMPAOLOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIANFRANCOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
GIANMARCOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and MARCO.
GIANPAOLOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIDIEmMedieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GIGIfFrench
French diminutive of GEORGINE or VIRGINIE.
GIL (1)mSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GILES.
GILESmEnglish
From the Late Latin name Aegidius, which is derived from Greek αιγιδιον (aigidion) meaning "young goat". Saint Giles was an 8th-century miracle worker who came to southern France from Greece. He is regarded as the patron saint of the crippled. In Old French the name Aegidius became Gidie and then Gilles, at which point it was imported to England.
GILLfEnglish
Short form of GILLIAN.
GILLESmFrench
French form of GILES.
GILLIANfEnglish
Medieval English feminine form of JULIAN. This spelling has been in use since the 13th century, though it was not declared a distinct name from Julian until the 17th century.
GILLISmDutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of GILES.
GINAfItalian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of GEORGINA, REGINA, LUIGINA, and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of VIRGINIA or EUGENIA. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
GINGERfEnglish
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.
GINNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINNYfEnglish
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GIOCONDAfItalian
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.
GITTAfGerman, Hungarian
German short form of BRIGITTA and a Hungarian short form of MARGIT.
GIULIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANAfItalian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIANOmItalian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIETTAfItalian
Diminutive of GIULIA.
GIULIOmItalian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIUSTINOmItalian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GLADYSfWelsh, 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).
GLÁUCIAfPortuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAUCIAm & fAncient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLÓRIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of GLORIA.
GLORIAfEnglish, Spanish, Italian, German
Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.... [more]
GNAEUSmAncient 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.
GORDIANmHistory
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.
GOSIAfPolish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GRAÇAfPortuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACEfEnglish
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.
GRACELYNfEnglish (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
GRACIAfSpanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRACIEfEnglish
Diminutive of GRACE.
GRACIELAfSpanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GRACÍLIAfPortuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJAfPolish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRACJANmPolish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRANVILLEmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRATIAfGerman
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIANmHistory
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.
GRATIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRATIENmFrench
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIAfItalian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANOmItalian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLAfItalian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GREETfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRENVILLEmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRANVILLE.
GRÉTAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETAfGerman, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHENfGerman, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETEfGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETELfGerman
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.
GRETTAfEnglish
Variant of GRETA.
GRIETfDutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GRUSHAfRussian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
GUS (2)mGreek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
GUSSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of AUGUSTA.
GUSTAfDutch
Short form of AUGUSTA.
GUUSmDutch
Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
GWYTHYRmWelsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYULAmHungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.
HADRIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Hadrianus, which meant "from Hadria" in Latin. Hadria was the name of two Roman settlements. The first (modern Adria) is in northern Italy and was an important Etruscan port town. The second (modern Atri) is in central Italy and was named after the northern town. The Adriatic Sea is also named after the northern town.... [more]
HADRIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of HADRIAN.
HADRIENmFrench
French variant form of ADRIAN.
HAVELmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HERMÍNIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of HERMINIUS.
HERMÍNIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIOmSpanish
Spanish form of HERMINIUS.
HERMINIUSmAncient 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.
HERSILIAfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend this was the name of a Sabine woman who became the wife of Romulus.
HILAIREmFrench
French form of HILARIUS.
HILARIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of HILARIUS.
HILARIUSmAncient 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.
HILARYf & mEnglish
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.
HILLARmEstonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
HILLARYfEnglish
Variant of HILARY. A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first man to climb Mount Everest.
HONORfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORAfIrish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORATUSmLate 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.
HONORÉmFrench
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HONORIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
HONORINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of HONORINUS.
HONORINEfFrench
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.
HONORINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUSmLate 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.
HONOURfEnglish (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.
HORACEmEnglish, 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.
HORÁCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
HORACIOmSpanish
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
HORATIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of HORATIUS.
HORATIOmEnglish
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.
HORAȚIUmRomanian
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORATIUSmAncient 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.
HORTENSIAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from Latin hortus "garden".
HRISTIJANmMacedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
IANUARIUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
IANUSmRoman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IBOLYAfHungarian
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.
IESTYNmWelsh
Welsh form of JUSTIN.
IGAfPolish
Diminutive of JADWIGA or IGNACJA.
IGGYmEnglish
Diminutive of IGNATIUS.
IGNAASmDutch
Dutch form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÁCmHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACmSlovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACEmFrench
French form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIJmSlovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIOmSpanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACJAfPolish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACYmPolish
Polish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASImCatalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATmRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIUSmLate 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.
IGNATIYmRussian
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÀTZIUmSardinian
Sardinian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZIOmItalian
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
IINAfFinnish
Short form of names ending with iina.
ILARmWelsh
Welsh form of HILARIUS.
ILARImRussian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
ILARIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of HILARIUS.
ILARIOmItalian
Italian form of HILARIUS.
IMACULADAfPortuguese
Portuguese cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACOLATAfItalian
Italian cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACULADAfCatalan
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
INAfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, Limburgish
Short form of names ending with ina.
INÁCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
IÑAKImBasque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INMAfSpanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
INMACULADAfSpanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
INNOCENTmHistory
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.
INNOCENZOmItalian
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTImRussian
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
INNOKENTIYmRussian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTYmRussian
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
INOCENCIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
IOLANDAfItalian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IOLANTHEfVarious
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).
IOUNIAfBiblical Greek
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
IOVISmRoman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IOVITAm & fAncient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
ISAURAfPortuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISAUREfFrench
French form of ISAURA.
ISAURUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
ITALAfItalian
Italian feminine form of ITALUS.
ITALIAfItalian
From the Italian name of the country of Italy, Italia (see ITALUS).
ITALOmItalian
Italian form of ITALUS.
ITALUSmRoman 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").
IÚILEfIrish
Irish form of JULIA.
IULIAfRomanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIA.
IULIANmRomanian
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANAfRomanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IULIANUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIAN.
IULIUmRomanian
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IULIUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIUS.
IUNOfRoman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUNO.
IUPPITERmRoman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
IUSTINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
IUSTINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUSmLate Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
JADRANmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene feminine form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JANUARIUSmAncient 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.
JANUSmRoman 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.
JEANAfEnglish
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
JEAN-BAPTISTEmFrench
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JEANNAfEnglish
Variant of JEAN (2) or GINA.
JENAROmSpanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JERMAINEmEnglish
Variant of GERMAIN. The name was popularized in the 1970s by Jermaine Jackson (1954-), a member of the singing group The Jackson 5.
JILLfEnglish
Short form of GILLIAN.
JILLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of JILL.
JILLYfEnglish
Diminutive of JILL.
JINNYfEnglish
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
JOLAfPolish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLÁNfHungarian
Short form of JOLÁNKA.
JOLANAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDAfDutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLÁNKAfHungarian (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.
JOLANTAfPolish, Lithuanian
Polish and Lithuanian form of YOLANDA.
JOLYONmEnglish (Rare)
Medieval form of JULIAN. The author John Galsworthy used it for a character in his 'Forsyte Saga' novels (published between 1906 and 1922).
JOOLSm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOOSmDutch
Dutch short form of JODOCUS, JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JOOSTmDutch
Dutch form of Iudocus (see JOYCE), sometimes used as a diminutive of JUSTUS or JOZEF.
JORIEfEnglish
Short form of MARJORIE.
JOVEmRoman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JOVIANmAncient 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.
JOVITAfSpanish, 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.
JOWITAfPolish
Polish form of JOVITA.
JULEKmPolish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ.
JULENmBasque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULES (1)mFrench
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 & mEnglish
Diminutive of JULIA or JULIAN.
JULIfHungarian
Hungarian short form of JULIA.
JÚLIAfPortuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIAfEnglish, 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]
JULIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANmEnglish, 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).
JULIANAfDutch, 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.
JULIANEfGerman, French
German and French feminine form of JULIAN.
JULIANNAfHungarian, Polish, English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIANNEfEnglish
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIEfFrench, 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.
JULIENmFrench
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIETfEnglish
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).
JULIETTEfFrench
French diminutive of JULIE.
JULIJmSlovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
JŪLIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of JULIA.
JULIJAfSlovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JULINHAfPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JÚLIA.
JÚLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of JULIUS.
JULIOmSpanish
Spanish form of JULIUS.
JULISKAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JULIA.
JULITAfPolish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JULITTAfHistory
Diminutive of JULIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.
JÚLIUSmSlovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUSmAncient 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]
JULIUSZmPolish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
JULYANmEnglish (Rare)
Medieval variant of JULIAN.
JUNIAfBiblical, 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).
JUNIUSmAncient 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.
JUNOfRoman 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.
JUPITERmRoman 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.
JUSTEmFrench
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTINmEnglish, 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-).
JUSTÍNAfSlovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINAfEnglish, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of JUSTIN.
JUSTINEfFrench, 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.
JUSTINIANmHistory
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.
JUSTUSmGerman, Dutch, Late Roman
Latin name which meant "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
JUSTYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JUSTIN or JUSTINE.
JUSTYNmPolish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTÝNAfCzech
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYNAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUTURNAfRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs. According to Virgil she was the sister of Turnus.
JUVENALmHistory, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
JUVENTASfRoman Mythology
Means "youth" in Latin. Juventas was the Roman goddess of youth, equivalent to the Greek goddess Hebe.
KAI (1)mFrisian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Frisian diminutive of GERHARD, NICOLAAS, CORNELIS or GAIUS.
KAISERmVarious
German form of the Roman title Caesar (see CAESAR). It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
KAJETÁNmCzech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJETANmPolish
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GAIUS.
KALISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ka and LISHA.
KAMIL (2)mCzech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMILAfCzech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
KAMILĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAMILLA.
KAMILLAfHungarian, 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)fEnglish
Variant of CARA.
KARINE (1)fFrench
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
KARITAfSwedish
Variant of CARITA.
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