Names with Relationship "from different language"

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MINA (1)fEnglish, Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of WILHELMINA and other names ending in mina. This was the name of a character in the novel 'Dracula' (1897) by Bram Stoker.
MINA (2)fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MINAKSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
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.
MINKEm & fFrisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINODORAfRomanian
Romanian form of MENODORA.
MIODRAGmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
MIQUELmCatalan
Catalan form of MICHAEL.
MIRA (2)fBulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MİRAÇmTurkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
MIRANmSlovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
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.
MIRČEmMacedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRCEAmRomanian
Romanian form of MIRČE. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
MIREIAfCatalan, Spanish
Catalan form of Mirèio (see MIREILLE).
MIREILLEfFrench
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire".
MIRELAfRomanian, Croatian, Albanian
Romanian, Croatian and Albanian form of MIREILLE.
MIRELEfYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
MIRELLAfItalian
Italian form of MIREILLE.
MIRENfBasque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIRIAMfHebrew, English, German, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MIRJAMIfFinnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRKOmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIROmSlovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIRON (1)mRomanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIROSLAVmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MIROSŁAWmPolish
Polish form of MIROSLAV.
MIRZAmPersian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
MISLAVmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
MİTHATmTurkish
Turkish form of MIDHAT.
MITJAmSlovene
Slovene form of MITYA.
MITRA (1)m & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITRODORAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of METRODORA.
MITROFANmRussian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
MITXELmBasque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MLADENmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MNASONmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MODESTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MOGENSmDanish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MOHAMMADmPersian, Tatar, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian and Tatar form of MUHAMMAD. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Bengali name.
MOHAMMATmTatar
Tatar variant of MOHAMMAD. This form is also usually transcribed Mohammad.
MOHINIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MOIRAfIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοιρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοιραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
MOIRREYfManx
Manx form of MARY.
MOÏSEmFrench
French form of MOSES.
MOISÉSmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
MOISEYmRussian
Russian form of MOSES.
MOISHEmYiddish
Yiddish form of MOSES.
MOKHMADmChechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
MONA (1)fIrish, English
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT. It is also associated with Greek monos "one" and Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' (in which case it is a contraction of Italian ma donna meaning "my lady").
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.
MÓRfScottish, Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.
MORANAfSlavic Mythology, Croatian
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.
MORDECAImBiblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
MOREENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of MÓIRÍN. It is sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.
MORGAN (1)m & fWelsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
MORGANEfFrench
French, either a form of MORGAN (2) or a feminine form of MORGAN (1).
MÓRICmHungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORITZmGerman
German form of MAURICE.
MORNAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MORRISmEnglish, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORTAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MORTENmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MORWENNAfCornish, Welsh
Means "maiden" in Cornish (related to the Welsh word morwyn). This was the name of a 6th-century Cornish saint.
MOSEmGerman (Rare)
German form of MOSES.
MOSESmEnglish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOTELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTIEJUSmLithuanian
Older Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
MOTKEmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOYSEImOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
MOYSESmBiblical Latin
Variant Latin form of MOSES. This spelling is used in some versions of the Vulgate.
MÓZESmHungarian
Hungarian form of MOSES.
MOZESmDutch
Dutch form of MOSES.
MSTISLAVmCzech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
MUHAMEDmBosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMADmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
MUHAMMADUmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMEDmTurkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
MUHAMMETmTurkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHEMMETmUyghur
Uyghur form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHSİNmTurkish
Turkish form of MUHSIN.
MUHTARmTurkish
Turkish form of MUKHTAR.
MUIREALLfScottish
Scottish form of MUIRGEL.
MUIRISmIrish
Irish form of MAURICE.
MÜJDEfTurkish
Turkish form of MOZHDEH.
MÜJGANfTurkish
Turkish form of MOZHGAN.
MUJOmBosnian
Bosnian diminutive of MUSTAFA.
MUKHAMEDmKazakh
Kazakh form of MUHAMMAD.
MUKHAMMEDmKazakh
Kazakh form of MUHAMMAD.
MÜMİNmTurkish
Turkish form of MUMIN.
MÜMİNEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of MUMIN.
MÜMTAZmTurkish
Turkish form of MUMTAZ.
MÜNİRmTurkish
Turkish form of MUNIR.
MÜNİREfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of MUNIR.
MURADmArabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURALImHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
MURATmTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of MURAD.
MURCHADHmIrish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
MURIELfEnglish, French, Irish
Medieval English form of a Celtic name which was probably related to the Irish name MUIRGEL. The Normans brought it to England from Brittany. In the modern era it was popularized by a character from Dinah Craik's novel 'John Halifax, Gentleman' (1856).
MURRONfScottish
Scottish form of MUIRENN.
MURTAZmGeorgian
Georgian form of MURTADA.
MURUGANmHinduism, Tamil
Possibly from a Dravidian word meaning "youth". This is the name of a Tamil war god identified with Skanda.
MUSAmArabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of MOSES.
MUSTAFAmArabic, Turkish
Means "the chosen one" in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
MYGHALmCornish
Cornish form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILmUkrainian
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILOmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of MICHAEL.
MYKOLAmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
MYKOLASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
MYKYTAmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
MYLÈNEfFrench
Contraction of MARIE and HÉLÈNE. It can also be used as a French form of MILENA.
MYRIAMfFrench
French form of MIRIAM.
MYRONmEnglish, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
NAAMAHfBiblical, Hebrew
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
NACİmTurkish
Turkish form of NAAJI.
NADABmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
NADEEMmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADÈGEfFrench
French form of NADEZHDA.
NADĚŽDAfCzech
Czech form of NADEZHDA.
NADEŽDAfSlovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NADIA (1)fFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADINEfFrench, German, English
French elaborated form of NADIA (1).
NADİRmTurkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADİREfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NADIR.
NADİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of NADIYYA.
NADJAfGerman, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
NAGENDRAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lord of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (naga) meaning "snake" (also "elephant") combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
NAHUMmBiblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
NAİLmTurkish
Turkish form of NAIL.
NAILmArabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
NAİLEfTurkish
Turkish form of NAILA.
NAİMmTurkish
Turkish form of NA'IM.
NAİMEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
NAINSÍfIrish
Irish form of NANCY.
NANDmIndian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
NANDAGfScottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
NANNA (1)fDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
NAOISEmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.
NAOMHÁNmIrish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NAOMI (1)fEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
NAOUMmBiblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NAPOLEONmHistory, English
From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. The etymology is uncertain, but it is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic mythology to refer to the keepers of a hoard of treasure (often identified with the Burgundians). Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
NARAYANmIndian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANANmIndian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NARCÍSmCatalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NARCISSEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISSUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NARCYZmPolish
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASRINfPersian, Bengali
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
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.
NATALIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALYAfRussian
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATANAELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAILmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
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.
NATHANmEnglish, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
NATHANAËLmFrench
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAELmBiblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name ןְתַןְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIELmEnglish, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
NATISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
NAUMmRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAVIDmPersian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAYARAfSpanish
Spanish form of NAIARA.
NAZARmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZLIfTurkish
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
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.
NEAfSwedish, Finnish
Short form of LINNÉA.
NEACELmScottish
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
NEBİLmTurkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEBİLEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
NEBOmBiblical
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBUCHADNEZZARmAncient Near Eastern (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "NABU preserve my firstborn son". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
NECHTANmIrish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the name of several kings of the Picts.
NECULAImRomanian
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NEDA (2)fPersian
Persian form of NIDA.
NEDİMmTurkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEEMIASmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEHEMIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
NEIFIONmWelsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NEILmIrish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
NÉLIDAfLiterature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel 'Nélida' (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.
NENSIfCroatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEOFITmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEREOmItalian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NEREUSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NERIAHmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NERIOmItalian
Possibly a variant of NEREO.
NERSESmArmenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see NARSES). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
NERTHUSfGermanic Mythology
Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njörðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
NESfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AGNES.
NESİMm & fTurkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESRİNfTurkish
Turkish form of NASRIN.
NESTfWelsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTAfWelsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTANfGeorgian
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTANIfGeorgian
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTORmGreek Mythology, Russian
Means "homecoming" in Greek. In Homer's 'Iliad' this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies.
NESTOREmItalian
Italian form of NESTOR.
NESTORImFinnish
Finnish form of NESTOR.
NETHANEELmBiblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHANAEL, also used in some versions of the English-language Old Testament.
NETHANIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
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.
NEVRAfTurkish
Turkish form of NAWRA.
NEŽAfSlovene
Slovene form of AGNES.
NEZİHmTurkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NEZİHEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of NAZIH.
NGAWANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
NIA (1)fWelsh
Welsh form of NIAMH.
NIALLmIrish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NICCOLÒmItalian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
NICHOLASmEnglish
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
NICODÈMEmFrench
French form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and δημος (demos) "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
NICOL (1)mScottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel 'Rob Roy' (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NICOL (2)fDutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NICOLA (1)mItalian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the 13th-century sculptor Nicola Pisano.
NICOLA (2)fGerman, Czech, English
Latinate feminine form of NICHOLAS. In the English-speaking world this name is more common outside of America, where Nicole is more usual.
NICOLAASmDutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAEmRomanian
Romanian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAOmItalian (Rare)
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLÁSmSpanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLASmFrench
French form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAUmPortuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLEfFrench, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
NICOLETfDutch
Dutch feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLÒmItalian
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOMEDEmItalian
Italian form of NIKOMEDES.
NİDAfTurkish
Turkish form of NIDA.
NIDAfArabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NIELS (1)mDanish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIENKEfFrisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NIGULmEstonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NIILOmFinnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIKIFORmRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NIKEPHOROS.
NIKITA (1)mRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
NIKLAUSmGerman (Swiss)
Swiss German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOmFinnish, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian, German
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.
NIKODEMmPolish
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODIMmRussian
Russian form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOLfCzech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKOLA (2)fGerman, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAASmDutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJmDanish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
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