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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MAURIZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURO   m   Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian form of MAURUS.
MAURUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MAURYCY   m   Polish
Polish form of MAURICE.
MAX   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English).
MAXEN   m   Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
MAXENCE   m   French
French form of the Roman name Maxentius, a derivative of Latin maximus "greatest". This was the agnomen of an early 4th-century Roman emperor, a rival of Constantine. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint from Agde in France.
MAXENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MAXINE.
MAXENTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of MAXENCE.
MAXIM   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MÁXIMA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIME   m   French
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIÁN   m   Slovak
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the Roman generals Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus (see EMILIANO), who Frederick admired. It was subsequently borne by a second Holy Roman Emperor, two kings of Bavaria, and a short-lived Habsburg emperor of Mexico.
MAXIMILIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMILIANUS.
MAXIMILIANE   f   German
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIEN   m   French
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIENNE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILLIAN   m   English
Variant of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MÁXIMO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin maximus "greatest". Saint Maximus was a monk and theologian from Constantinople in the 7th century.
MAXINE   f   English
Feminine form of MAX. It has been commonly used only since the beginning of the 20th century.
MAXMILIÁN   m   Czech
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXWELL   m   English
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.
MAY   f   English
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MAYBELLE   f   English
Variant of MABEL.
MAYBELLINE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of MABEL.
MAYME   f   English
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MAYTE   f   Spanish
Variant of MAITE (1).
MEAGAN   f   English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHAN   f   English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEG   f   English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGAN   f   Welsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGY   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHAN   f   English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEIRION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MEIRIONA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
MEL   m & f   English
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELÁNIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
MELANIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MÉLANIE   f   French
French form of MELANIE.
MELÁNIE   f   Czech
Czech form of MELANIE.
MELANIE   f   English, German, Dutch
From Mélanie, the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.... [more]
MELANTHA   f   English (Rare)
Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the suffix antha (from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play 'Marriage a la Mode' (1672).
MELANY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MELANIE.
MELINA   f   English, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELINDA   f   English, Hungarian
Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play 'Bánk Bán' by József Katona.
MELLONY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MELANIE.
MERCÈ   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDES   f   Spanish
Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".
MERCÉDESZ   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCHE   f   Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCURIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERCURIUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of MERCURY.
MERCURY   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Mercurius, probably derived from Latin mercari "to trade" or merces "wages". This was the name of the Roman god of trade, merchants, and travellers, later equated with the Greek god Hermes. This is also the name of the first planet in the solar system.
MERERID   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETE   f   Danish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERIT (1)   m   English (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERIT (2)   f   Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
MERITA   f   Esperanto
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
MERRICK   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRION   m   Welsh
Variant of MEIRION.
MERTEN   m   German (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
META   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MEURIC   m   Welsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MEURIG   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MICHELANGELA   f   Italian
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
MICHELANGELO   m   Italian, History
From Italian, meaning "MICHAEL angel", referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
MIDGE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADGE.
MIGUELÁNGEL   m   Spanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MIHANGEL   m   Welsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIKSA   m   Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLIE   f   English
Diminutive of MILDRED, MILLICENT and other names containing the same sound.
MILLY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MILTON   m   English
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote 'Paradise Lost'.
MINDY   f   English
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MINERVA   f   Roman Mythology, English
Possibly derived from Latin mens meaning "intellect", but more likely of Etruscan origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, approximately equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since after the Renaissance.
MINTXO   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
MIRABELLA   f   Italian
Latinate form of MIRABELLE.
MIRABELLE   f   French (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful". This name was coined during the Middle Ages, though it eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
MIRANDA   f   English, Dutch
Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful". The name was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), about a father and daughter stranded on an island. It did not become a common English given name until the 20th century. This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.
MO   f & m   English
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MODEST   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTINE   f   French
French diminutive of MODESTUS.
MODESTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MODESTUS   m   Late Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
MOE (1)   m   English
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOGENS   m   Danish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MONA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of MONIKA.
MÓNICA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of MONICA.
MÒNICA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MONICA.
MÔNICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MONICA.
MONICA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, most likely of North African or Phoenician origin. In the 4th century this name was borne by the North African saint Monica of Hippo, the mother of Saint Augustine, whom she converted to Christianity. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Latin moneo "advisor" and Greek monos "one". As an English name, Monica has been in general use since the 18th century.
MÓNIKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MONICA.
MONIQUE   f   French, English, Dutch
French form of MONICA.
MONTE   m   English
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTGOMERY   m   English
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
MONTY   m   English
Variant of MONTE.
MÓRIC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORITZ   m   German
German form of MAURICE.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORTEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MOTYA   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MUIRIS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAURICE.
MYRANDA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MIRANDA.
MYSIE   f   Scottish
Variant of MAISIE.
NACE   m   Slovene
Variant of IGNAC.
NACHO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACIO   m   Spanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NAENIA   f   Roman Mythology
Means "incantation, dirge" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
NAEVIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of NEVIO.
NAT   m & f   English
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATA   f   Russian
Short form of NATALYA.
NATACHA   f   French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATALE   m   Italian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of NATALIE.
NATALI   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATÁLIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATÁLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIE   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. She is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, and the name has traditionally been more common among Eastern Christians than those in the West. It was popularized in America by actress Natalie Wood (1938-1981), who was born to Russian immigrants.
NATĀLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKA   f   Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALYA   f   Russian
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAŠA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
NATASHA   f   Russian, English
Russian diminutive of NATALYA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1865). It has been used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
NATASZA   f   Polish
Polish form of NATASHA.
NATHÁLIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATHALIE   f   French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
French form of NATALIE, as well as a Dutch, German and Scandinavian variant.
NATILLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of NATALIE.
NATISHA   f   African American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NAZAIRE   m   French (Rare)
French form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZAR   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZARENUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of NAZZARENO.
NAZARIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Late Latin name Nazarius, which meant "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived.
NAZARIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of NAZARIO.
NAZARIY   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZZARENO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NEIFION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NELA   f   Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NELE   f   German
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NELLA   f   Italian
Short form of ANTONELLA.
NENA   f   English
Variant of NINA (1).
NEPTUNE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds". Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
NEPTUNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of NEPTUNE.
NERO (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which was probably of Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigourous". It was borne most infamously by a tyrannical Roman emperor of the 1st century.
NERVA   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
NETUNO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NEUS   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of NIEVES.
NEVES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
NIA (3)   f   English
Short form of ANTONIA and other names ending in nia.
NIC   m   English
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NIELS (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIEVE   f   Spanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIEVES   f   Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
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. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NINETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NINA (1).
NINO (1)   m   Italian
Short form of GIANNINO, ANTONINO, and other names ending in nino.
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NÓIRÍN   f   Irish
Irish diminutive of NORA.
NONA (1)   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin nonus meaning "ninth", referring to the nine months of pregnancy. This was the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy. She was also one of the three Fates (or Parcae).
NONA (2)   f   English, Ancient Roman (Rare)
Feminine form of NONUS. It was also used in 19th-century England, derived directly from Latin nonus "ninth" and traditionally given to the ninth-born child.
NONIE   f   English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNA   f   Russian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONUS   m   Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NÓRA   f   Hungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA.
NORA   f   Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
NORAH   f   Irish, English
Variant of NORA.
NOREEN   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORENE   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NUBIA   f   Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NUMITOR   m   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Numitor was the king of Alba Longa and the father of Rhea Silvia. He was overthrown by his brother Amulius, but reinstated by his grandsons Romulus and Remus.
NUNZIA   f   Italian
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
NUNZIATINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of NUNZIA.
NUNZIO   m   Italian
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
OCTAVE   m   French
French form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTÁVIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OCTAVIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of OCTAVIUS. Octavia was the wife of Mark Antony and the sister of Roman emperor Augustus. In 19th-century England it was sometimes given to the eighth-born child.
OCTAVIAN   m   History, Romanian
From the Roman name Octavianus, which was derived from the name OCTAVIUS. After Gaius Octavius (later Roman emperor Augustus) was adopted by Julius Caesar he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.
OCTAVIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of OCTAVIAN.
OCTÁVIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "eighth" from Latin octavus. This was the original family name of the emperor Augustus (born Gaius Octavius). It was also rarely used as a Roman praenomen, or given name.
OFYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of OVID.
OLIVA   f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLIVIE   f   French (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of OLIVIA.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLYVIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of OLIVIA.
ONÓRA   f   Irish
Irish form of HONORA.
ORALEE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORALIE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORAZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of HORATIUS.
ORBÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URBAN.
ORIA   f   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Aurea which was derived from Latin aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
ORSINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORSINO.
ORSINO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Ursinus, itself derived from Ursus (see URS). This is the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
ORSO   m   Italian
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
ORSOLA   f   Italian
Italian form of URSULA.
ORSOLYA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URSULA.
OTÁVIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OTÁVIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OTHELLO   m   Literature
Perhaps an Italian diminutive of OTHO. Shakespeare used this name in his tragedy 'Othello' (1603), where it belongs to a Moor who is manipulated by Iago into killing his wife Desdemona.
OTHO   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.
OTTAVIA   f   Italian
Italian form of OCTAVIA.
OTTAVIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Octavianus (see OCTAVIAN).
OTTAVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of OCTAVIUS.
OURBANOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of URBAN used in the Greek New Testament.
OVID   m   History
From the Roman family name Ovidius, which was possibly derived from Latin ovis "a sheep". Alternatively, it could have a Sabellic origin. Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, was a 1st-century BC Roman poet who often wrote on the subjects of love and mythology. He was sent into exile by emperor Augustus for no apparent reason.
OVÍDIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of OVID.
PAAIE   f   Manx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PAAVALI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL used in the Bible.
PAAVO   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PABLO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.
PACO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PADDY   m   Irish
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
PADEN   m   English (Rare)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. It is sometimes considered a derivative of the surname PADDON.
PÁDRAIC   m   Irish
Irish form of PATRICK.
PÁDRAIG   m   Irish
Irish form of PATRICK.
PÀDRAIG   m   Scottish
Scottish form of PATRICK.
PÁDRAIGÍN   f   Irish
Irish form of PATRICIA.
PADRIG   m   Welsh, Breton
Welsh and Breton form of PATRICK.
PÁL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of PAUL.
PÀL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
PÅL   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
PAL   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
PALI   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PÁLL   m   Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of PAUL.
PALLE   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
PALMER   m   English
From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
PALMIRA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of PALMIRO.
PALMIRO   m   Italian
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
PANCHO   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of FRANCISCO. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
PAOL   m   Breton
Breton form of PAUL.
PAOLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAOLINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLO   m   Italian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PAORA   m   Maori
Maori form of PAUL.
PAQUITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAQUITO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PARNEL   f   English (Archaic)
Contracted form of PETRONEL. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.
PASCAL   m   French, German, Dutch
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) "Passover". Passover is the ancient Hebrew holiday celebrating the liberation from Egypt. Because it coincided closely with the later Christian holiday of Easter, the same Latin word was used for both. The name Pascal can also function as a surname, as in the case of Blaise Pascal, the French philosopher, mathematician and inventor.
PASCALE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCALINE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCHAL   m   History
Variant of Paschalis (see PASCAL). Paschal or Paschalis was the name of two popes.
PASCHALIS   m   Late Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PASCO   m   Cornish
Cornish form of PASCAL.
PASCUAL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PASCAL.
PASCUALA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
PASHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of PAVEL.
PAŠKAL   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASKAL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PASCAL.
PAŠKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASQUALE   m   Italian
Italian form of PASCAL.
PASQUALINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of PASCAL.
PASQUALINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of PASQUALE.
PASTOR   m   Spanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
PASTORA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of PASTOR.
PAT   m & f   English
Short form of PATRICK or PATRICIA. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
PATARIKI   m   Maori
Maori form of PATRICK.
PATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
PATKA   f   Polish, Slovak
Diminutive of PATRYCJA or PATRÍCIA.
PATRICE (1)   m   French
French form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICE (2)   f   English
Variant of PATRICIA.
PATRÍCIA   f   Slovak, Portuguese, Hungarian
Slovak, Portuguese and Hungarian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIA   f   English, Spanish, German, Late Roman
Feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK). In medieval England this spelling appears in Latin documents, but this form was probably not used as the actual name until the 18th century, in Scotland.
PATRICIE   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRÍCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIUS   m   Late Roman
Original Latin form of PATRICK.
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