Names with Relationship "from different language"

This is a list of names in which the relationship is from different language.
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ŞADİmTurkish
Turkish form of SHADI (1).
SADİmTurkish
Turkish form of SA'DI.
SADIAfUrdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SADIKmTurkish
Turkish form of SADIQ.
ŞADİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SHADI (1).
SAFİYEfTurkish
Turkish form of SAFIYYAH.
SAGAfNorse Mythology, Swedish, Icelandic
Possibly means "seeing one" in Old Norse. This was the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history, sometimes identified with the goddess Frigg. This is also a modern Swedish word meaning "story, fairy tale".
SAHAKmArmenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SAHARfArabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
ŞAHİNmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
ŞAHNAZfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHNAZ.
SAİTmTurkish
Turkish form of SA'ID.
SAKARImFinnish
Finnish form of ZECHARIAH.
SAKINEHfPersian
Persian form of SAKINA.
ŞAKİRmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAKIR.
SALf & mEnglish
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SALAMONmHungarian
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
SALATHIELmBiblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALİHmTurkish
Turkish form of SALIH.
SALIHmArabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALLIfFinnish
Finnish form of SALLY.
SALOMÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
SALOMEfEnglish, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name which was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
SALOMÉfFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALOMÈfItalian
Italian form of SALOME.
SALOMEAfPolish
Polish form of SALOME.
SALOMOmBiblical German, Biblical Dutch
German and Dutch form of SOLOMON.
SALVADORmSpanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Salvator, which meant "saviour". A famous bearer of this name was the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
SALVATOREmItalian
Italian cognate of SALVADOR.
SALVATRICEfItalian
From Salvatrix, the feminine form of Salvator (see SALVADOR).
SALVIOmItalian
Italian form of SALVIUS.
SALVOmItalian
Variant of Salvio (see SALVIUS) or directly from Italian salvo meaning "safe".
SAMANTAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHAfEnglish, Italian, Dutch
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
SAMETmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMAD.
SAMİmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMI (2).
ŞAMİLmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SHAMIL.
SAMİRmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
SAMİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SAMI (2).
SAMOmSlovene, Medieval Slavic
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin.
SAMOILmMacedonian
Macedonian form of SAMUEL.
SAMOUELmBiblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPSON (1)mBiblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMSONmBiblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁםְשׁוֹן (Shimshon) meaning "sun". Samson was an Old Testament hero granted exceptional strength by God. His mistress Delilah betrayed him and cut his hair, stripping him of his power. Thus he was captured by the Philistines, blinded, and brought to their temple. However, in a final act of strength, he pulled down the pillars of the temple upon himself and his captors.... [more]
SÁMUELmHungarian
Hungarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUELmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAMUELEmItalian
Italian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUHELmBiblical Latin
Form of SAMUEL found in the Latin Old Testament.
SAMUILmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUILUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SAMULImFinnish
Finnish form of SAMUEL.
SANCHOmSpanish, Portuguese
Possibly a Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may be derived from an older Iberian name. This was the name of a 9th-century saint who was martyred by the Moors at Cordoba. It was also borne by several Spanish and Portuguese kings. Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605), where it belongs to the squire of Don Quixote.
SANDHYAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDRAfItalian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANSONEmItalian
Italian form of SAMSON.
SAOULmBiblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SAPPHIRAfBiblical
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SÁRAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SARAHfEnglish, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARAIfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARASWATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
SARDARmPersian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SARGISmArmenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARI (1)fFinnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SARIAHfMormon
Possibly from an alternate reading of Hebrew שׂריה (see SERAIAH). In the Book of Mormon this is the name of Lehi's wife.
SARRAfBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SASCHAm & fGerman
German form of SASHA.
SASHAm & fRussian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASKIAfDutch, German
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SATANmTheology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SATURNINAfAncient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SATURNINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SAULmBiblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SAULĖfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAULImFinnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SAULIUSmLithuanian
Masculine form of SAULĖ. This is also the Lithuanian form of SAUL.
SAUNDRAfScottish
Scottish form of SANDRA.
SAVAmSerbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SAVELIYmRussian
Russian form of the Latin name Sabellius meaning "a Sabine". The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy.
SAVERIOmItalian
Italian form of XAVIER.
SAVERIUmCorsican
Corsican form of XAVIER.
SAVITRIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SAVVAmRussian
Russian form of SABAS.
SAWNEYmScottish
Scottish form of SANDY.
SAWSANfArabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAWYLmWelsh
Welsh form of SAMUEL.
SCEVOLAmItalian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
SEACHNALLmIrish
Possibly an Irish form of SECUNDINUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, also known as Secundinus.
SEADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SÉAFRAmIrish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SEAGHDHmScottish
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
SÉAMASmIrish
Irish form of JAMES.
SÉAMUSmIrish
Irish form of JAMES.
SEÁNmIrish
Irish form of JOHN.
SEANmIrish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SÉARLAITfIrish
Irish form of CHARLOTTE.
SÉARLASmIrish
Irish form of CHARLES.
SEBASTIAANmDutch
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIANmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SEBASTIANOmItalian
Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENmFrench
French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIJANmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTJANmSlovene
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBESTYÉNmHungarian
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBIREfNorman
Norman form of SIBYL.
ŞEBNEMfTurkish
Turkish form of SHABNAM.
SEDEFfTurkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SEETHAfTamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEGISMUNDOmSpanish
Spanish form of SIGISMUND.
SÉGOLÈNEfFrench
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
SEHERfTurkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
ŞEHRAZADfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHRAZATfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHZADEmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHZAD.
SEISYLLmAncient Celtic
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
SEJADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SELENAfSpanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SELİMmTurkish
Turkish form of SALIM. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.
SELINAfEnglish
Possibly a variant of CÉLINE or SELENE. As an English name, it first came into use in the 17th century.
SELMAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SELMANmTurkish
Turkish form of SALMAN.
SEMmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SEMENmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as a variant transcription of Russian SEMYON.
SEMİRmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
SEMYONmRussian
Russian form of SIMON (1).
SENDERmYiddish
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
SENJAfFinnish
Finnish form of XENIA.
SEOCmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of JACK.
SEOIRSEmIrish
Irish form of GEORGE.
SEONAGfScottish
Scottish form of JOAN (1).
SEÒRASmScottish
Scottish form of GEORGE.
SEÒSAIDHmScottish
Scottish form of JOSEPH.
SEOSAMHmIrish
Irish form of JOSEPH.
SÉPHORAfFrench
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SERAFIMmGreek, Russian, Romanian, Macedonian
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAFIMAfRussian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAFINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINOmItalian
Italian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAIAHmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH is ruler" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament, including the father of Ezra.
SÉRAPHINmFrench
French form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAPHINAfEnglish (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.
SÉRAPHINEfFrench
French form of SERAPHINA.
SERDARmTurkish
Turkish form of SARDAR.
SERENAfEnglish, Italian, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from Latin serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, serene". This name was borne by an obscure early saint. Edmund Spenser also used it in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
SERGEmFrench
French form of SERGIUS.
SERGEYmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SERGIUS.
SERGHEImRomanian
Romanian (Moldovan) form of SERGEY.
SERGImCatalan
Catalan form of SERGIUS.
SÉRGIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of SERGIUS.
SERGIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
SERGIUmRomanian
Romanian form of SERGIUS.
SERGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of SERGIUS.
SERHIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of SERGIUS.
ŞERİFmTurkish
Turkish form of SHARIF.
ŞERİFEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of SHARIF.
SERVAASmDutch
Dutch form of the Late Latin name Servatius, derived from servatus "saved, redeemed". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who helped spread Christianity to the Low Countries.
SERVAOSmLimburgish
Limburgish form of SERVAAS.
SESTOmItalian
Italian form of SEXTUS.
SETH (1)mEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "placed" or "appointed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third named son of Adam and Eve. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
SETTIMIOmItalian
Italian form of SEPTIMIUS.
SETTIMOmItalian
Italian form of SEPTIMUS.
SEUMASmScottish
Scottish form of JAMES.
SEVERImFinnish
Finnish form of SEVERUS.
SEVERIANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Severianus, which was derived from SEVERUS.
SÉVERINmFrench
French form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
SÉVERINEfFrench
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SEVERINUS.
SEVEROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SEVERUS.
SEWERYNmPolish
Polish form of SEVERINUS.
SEYDOUmWestern African, Manding, Fula, Wolof, Serer
Form of SA'ID used in parts of western Africa.
SEYEDmPersian
Persian form of SAYYID.
SEYFULLAHmTurkish
Turkish form of SAIFULLAH.
ŞEYMAfTurkish
Turkish form of SHAIMA.
SEYYEDmPersian
Persian form of SAYYID.
SEYYİDmTurkish
Turkish form of SAYYID.
SEYYİTmTurkish
Turkish form of SAYYID.
SHABNAMfPersian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHAEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of SHEA.
SHAHIDmArabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHNAZf & mPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHNOZAfUzbek
Uzbek form of SHAHNAZ.
SHAHRAZADfPersian (Rare), Arabic
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) "city" and آزاد (azad) "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in 'The 1001 Nights'. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.
SHAHRUKHmUrdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZADmPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHAILAJAfHinduism, Indian, Telugu
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) meaning "mountain" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHAKTIf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
SHAKUNTALAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शकुन्त (shakunta) meaning "bird". This is the name of a character in Hindu legend, her story adapted by Kalidasa for the 5th-century play 'Abhijnanashakuntalam'. It tells how Shakuntala, who was raised in the forest by birds, meets and marries the king Dushyanta. After a curse is laid upon them Dushyanta loses his memory and they are separated, but eventually the curse is broken after the king sees the signet ring he gave her.
SHAMILmArabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
SHANEmIrish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN. It came into general use in America after the release of the western movie 'Shane' (1953).
SHANTAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "pacified, calm" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' this is the name of a daughter of King Dasharatha.
SHANTANUmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "wholesome" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Hastinapura.
SHAQUILLEmEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SHAKIL. This name is borne by basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (1972-).
SHARIFmArabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHARIFAHfArabic, Malay
Feminine form of SHARIF.
SHAUNmEnglish
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SHAVONNEfIrish, English
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
SHAWNmEnglish
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SHAYEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of SHEA.
SHEALTIELmBiblical
Means "I have asked of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Zerubbabel in the Old Testament.
SHEENAfScottish, English
Anglicized form of SÌNE. This name was popularized outside of Scotland in the 1980s by the singer Sheena Easton (1959-).
SHEILAfIrish, English
Anglicized form of SÍLE.
SHEMmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "name" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Shem is one of Noah's three sons (along with Japheth and Ham) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples.
SHEMAIAHmBiblical
Means "heard by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This name is borne by many characters in the Old Testament including a prophet in the reign of Rehoboam.
SHEVAUNfIrish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
SHEVONfIrish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of SIOBHÁN.
SHIBmBengali
Bengali form of SHIVA (1).
SHIMMELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of SHIMON.
SHINTAfIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SITA.
SHIPHRAHfBiblical
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the midwives who disobeys the Pharaoh's order to kill any Hebrew boys they deliver.
SHIVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHIVA (1)mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
SHIVALIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHPRINTZAfYiddish
Possibly a Yiddish form of ESPERANZA.
SHPRINTZEfYiddish
Possibly a Yiddish form of ESPERANZA.
SHUGmScottish
Scottish diminutive of HUGH.
SHULAMITEfBiblical
Variant of SHULAMMITE used in some versions of the Bible.
SHULAMMITEfHebrew, Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
SIÂNfWelsh
Welsh form of JEANNE.
SIARHEImBelarusian
Belarusian form of SERGIUS.
SIARLmWelsh
Welsh form of CHARLES.
SIBILLAfItalian
Italian form of SIBYLLA.
SIBYLfEnglish
From Greek Σιβυλλα (Sibylla), meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek and Roman legend the sibyls were ten female prophets who practiced at different holy sites in the ancient world. In later Christian theology, the sibyls were thought to have divine knowledge and were revered in much the same way as the Old Testament prophets. Because of this, the name came into general use in the Christian world during the Middle Ages. The Normans brought it to England, where it was spelled both Sibyl and Sybil. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps helped by Benjamin Disraeli's novel 'Sybil' (1845).
SIBYLLAfGreek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SIBYLLEfGerman, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SIDDHARTHAmSanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
SIDONIAfLate Roman, Georgian
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This is the name of a legendary saint from Georgia. She and her father Abiathar were supposedly converted by Saint Nino from Judaism to Christianity.
SIDONIEfFrench
French feminine form of SIDONIUS.
SIDONYfEnglish (Archaic)
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This name was in use in the Middle Ages, when it became associated with the word sindon (of Greek origin) meaning "linen", a reference to the Shroud of Turin.
SIEFFREmWelsh
Welsh form of GEOFFREY.
SIEGBERTmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and beraht "bright". This was the name of several Frankish kings, including the 7th-century Sigebert III of Austrasia who is regarded as a saint.
SIEGERmDutch, German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
SIEGFRIEDmGerman, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the 'Nibelungenlied'. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. His adventures were largely based on those of the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera 'The Ring of the Nibelung' (1876).
SIEGHARDmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".
SIEGHILDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hild "battle".
SIEGLINDEfGerman, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied'.
SIEGMUNDmGerman
German variant of SIGMUND.
SIEMENmDutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of SIMON (1).
SIETmFrisian
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".
SIEUWERDmDutch
Dutch form of SIGURD.
SIGFRID (1)mSwedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRID (2)fNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
SIGFRIDOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGISMONDOmItalian
Italian form of SIGISMUND.
SIGISMUNDmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
SIGMUNDmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
SIGNYfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNÝfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
SIGRIDfNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
SIGURDmNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the 'Volsungasaga', which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
SIGURÐURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARDmSwedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SIKANDARmUrdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIKKEmFrisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SILASmEnglish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SÍLEfIrish
Irish form of CECILIA.
SÌLEASfScottish
Scottish form of CECILIA.
SILKEfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SILOUANOSmBiblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVANOmItalian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUSmRoman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVESTERmDutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTRmCzech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
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