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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MARTYmEnglish
Diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTYNmWelsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MARTYNAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTYNASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTZELmBasque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARZANNA (1)fPolish
Probably a Polish variant of MARIANNA.
MARZELLmGerman (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
MARZENAfPolish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MARZIAfItalian
Italian form of MARCIA.
MARZIOmItalian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MASSIMOmItalian
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MATRONAfRussian, Late Roman
Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.
MATTINmBasque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATXINmBasque
Basque diminutive of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MAUNOmFinnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNUmFinnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURImFinnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURICEmEnglish, French
From the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of MAURUS. Saint Maurice was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Egypt. He and the other Christians in his legion were supposedly massacred on the orders of emperor Maximian for refusing to worship Roman gods. Thus, he is the patron saint of infantry soldiers.... [more]
MAURÍCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURICIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURITSmDutch
Dutch form of MAURICE.
MAURIZIOmItalian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURUSmLate Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MAURYCYmPolish
Polish form of MAURICE.
MAXmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Russian
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also a variant transcription of Russian MAKS.
MAXENmWelsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
MAXENCEmFrench
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.
MAXIMmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MÁXIMAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMEmFrench
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIAANmDutch
Dutch form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIÁNmSlovak
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIANmGerman, 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.
MAXIMILIANEfGerman
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIENmFrench
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIENNEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MÁXIMOmSpanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin maximus "greatest". Saint Maximus was a monk and theologian from Constantinople in the 7th century.
MAXINEfEnglish
Feminine form of MAX. It has been commonly used only since the beginning of the 20th century.
MAXMILIÁNmCzech
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXWELLmEnglish
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.
MAYfEnglish
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.
MAYMEfEnglish
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MEAGANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEGfEnglish
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGANfWelsh, 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.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEIRIONmWelsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MEIRIONAfWelsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
MELm & fEnglish
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELÁNIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
MELANIAfItalian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MÉLANIEfFrench
French form of MELANIE.
MELÁNIEfCzech
Czech form of MELANIE.
MELANIEfEnglish, 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]
MELANOfGeorgian
Georgian form of MELANIE.
MELANTHAfEnglish (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).
MELINAfEnglish, 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.
MELINDAfEnglish, 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.
MERCÈfCatalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDESfSpanish
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".
MERCÉDESZfHungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCHEfSpanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCURIOmItalian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERCURYmRoman 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.
MERERIDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETEfDanish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERIT (1)mEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERITAfEsperanto
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
MERRICKmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRIONmWelsh
Variant of MEIRION.
MERTENmGerman (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
METAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MEURICmWelsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MEURIGmWelsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MICHELANGELOmItalian
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.
MIGUELÁNGELmSpanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MIHANGELmWelsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIKSAmHungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MILLAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MILDRED, MILLICENT and other names containing the same sound.
MILLYfSwedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MILTONmEnglish
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'.
MINDYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MINERVAfRoman 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.
MINTXOmBasque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
MIRABELLAfItalian
Latinate form of MIRABELLE.
MIRABELLEfFrench (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.
MIRANDAfEnglish, 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.
MOf & mEnglish
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MODESTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTINEfFrench
French diminutive of MODESTUS.
MODESTOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MODESTUSmLate Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
MOE (1)mEnglish
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOGENSmDanish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MONA (2)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of MONIKA.
MÓNICAfSpanish
Spanish form of MONICA.
MÒNICAfCatalan
Catalan form of MONICA.
MÔNICAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of MONICA.
MONICAfEnglish, 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.
MÓNIKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of MONICA.
MONIQUEfFrench, English, Dutch
French form of MONICA.
MONTEmEnglish
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTGOMERYmEnglish
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.
MONTYmEnglish
Variant of MONTE.
MÓRICmHungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORITZmGerman
German form of MAURICE.
MORRISmEnglish, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORTENmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MOTYAm & fRussian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MUIRISmIrish
Irish form of MAURICE.
MYSIEfScottish
Variant of MAISIE.
NACEmSlovene
Variant of IGNAC.
NACHOmSpanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACIOmSpanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NAENIAfRoman Mythology
Means "incantation, dirge" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
NATm & fEnglish
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATAfRussian
Short form of NATALYA.
NATACHAfFrench, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATALEmItalian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATÁLIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATÁLIEfCzech
Czech form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIEfEnglish, 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.
NATĀLIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIOmSpanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKAfUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALYAfRussian
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAŠAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
NATASHAfRussian, 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.
NATASZAfPolish
Polish form of NATASHA.
NATHÁLIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATHALIEfFrench, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
French form of NATALIE, as well as a Dutch, German and Scandinavian variant.
NATISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NAZAIREmFrench (Rare)
French form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZARmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZARIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Late Latin name Nazarius, which meant "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived.
NAZARIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZZARENOmItalian
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.
NEELTJEfDutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NEIFIONmWelsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NELAfCroatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NELEfGerman, Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NELLAfItalian
Short form of ANTONELLA.
NENAfEnglish
Variant of NINA (1).
NEPTUNEmRoman 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.
NERO (1)mAncient 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.
NERVAmAncient 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.
NEUSfCatalan
Catalan cognate of NIEVES.
NEVESfPortuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVIOmItalian
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)fEnglish, Georgian
Short form of ANTONIA, SIDONIA and other names ending in nia.
NICmEnglish
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NIELS (2)mDutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIEVEfSpanish
Variant of NIEVES.
NIEVESfSpanish
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)fRussian, 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 nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NINETTEfFrench
Diminutive of NINA (1).
NINO (1)mItalian
Short form of GIANNINO, ANTONINO, and other names ending in nino.
NIVESfItalian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NÓIRÍNfIrish
Irish diminutive of NORA.
NONA (1)fRoman 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)fEnglish, 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.
NONIEfEnglish
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNAfRussian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONUSmAncient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NÓRAfHungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA.
NORAfIrish, 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).
NORAHfIrish, English
Variant of NORA.
NOREENfIrish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORENEfIrish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NUBIAfVarious
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NUMITORmRoman 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.
NUNZIAfItalian
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
NUNZIATINAfItalian
Diminutive of NUNZIA.
NUNZIOmItalian
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
OCTAVEmFrench
French form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTÁVIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OCTAVIAfEnglish, 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.
OCTAVIANmHistory, 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.
OCTÁVIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIOmSpanish
Spanish form of OCTAVIUS.
OCTAVIUSmAncient 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.
OFYDDmWelsh
Welsh form of OVID.
OLIVAfLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLÍVIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIAfEnglish, 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]
OLIVIEfFrench (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIWIAfPolish
Polish form of OLIVIA.
OLLIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
ONÓRAfIrish
Irish form of HONORA.
ORALEEfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORALIEfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORAZIOmItalian
Italian form of HORATIUS.
ORBÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of URBAN.
ORIAfItalian
Italian form of AUREA.
ORIETTAfItalian
Diminutive of ORIA.
ORSINAfItalian
Feminine form of ORSINO.
ORSINOmItalian
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).
ORSOmItalian
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
ORSOLAfItalian
Italian form of URSULA.
ORSOLYAfHungarian
Hungarian form of URSULA.
OTÁVIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OTÁVIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OTHELLOmLiterature
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.
OTHOmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.
OTTAVIAfItalian
Italian form of OCTAVIA.
OTTAVIANOmItalian
Italian form of Octavianus (see OCTAVIAN).
OTTAVIOmItalian
Italian form of OCTAVIUS.
OURBANOSmBiblical Greek
Form of URBAN used in the Greek New Testament.
OVIDmHistory
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.
OVÍDIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIUmRomanian
Romanian form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIUSmAncient Roman
Latin form of OVID.
PAAIEfManx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PAAVALImFinnish
Finnish form of PAUL used in the Bible.
PAAVOmFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PABLOmSpanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACAfSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.
PACOmSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PADDYmIrish
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
PADENmEnglish (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.
PÁDRAICmIrish
Irish form of PATRICK.
PÁDRAIGmIrish
Irish form of PATRICK.
PÀDRAIGmScottish
Scottish form of PATRICK.
PÁDRAIGÍNfIrish
Irish form of PATRICIA.
PADRIGmWelsh, Breton
Welsh and Breton form of PATRICK.
PÁLmHungarian
Hungarian form of PAUL.
PÀLmScottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
PÅLmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
PALmAlbanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PÁLAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
PALImAlbanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PÁLLmIcelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of PAUL.
PALLEmDanish
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
PALMERmEnglish
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.
PALMIROmItalian
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.
PANCHOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of FRANCISCO. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
PAOLmBreton
Breton form of PAUL.
PAOLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAOLINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLINOmItalian
Italian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLOmItalian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PAORAmMaori
Maori form of PAUL.
PAQUITAfSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAQUITOmSpanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PARNELfEnglish (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.
PASCALmFrench, 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.
PASCALEfFrench
Feminine form of PASCAL.
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