Names with Relationship "newer form"

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FINNGUALA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of FIONNUALA.
FINNIAN   m   Irish
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints.
FINTAN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white bull" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
FIONN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon... [more]
FIONNÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
FIONNBHARR   m   Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures... [more]
FIONNTAN   m   Irish, Scottish
Modern Irish form of FINTAN.
FIONNUALA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Irish fionn "white, fair" and guala "shoulder". In Irish legend Fionnuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.
FOTINI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
FREY   m   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYR.
FREYA   f   Norse Mythology, English (British, Modern)
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr... [more]
FRIDESWIDE   f   History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong"... [more]
GAIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin... [more]
GANDALF   m   Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda... [more]
GANESHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) "horde" and ईश (isha) "lord, ruler"... [more]
GARETH   m   Welsh, English (British), Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain... [more]
GAURI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAVRIEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIIL   m   Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of GABRIEL.
GAWAIN   m   Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Meaning uncertain, from the Latin form Walganus used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth. This was the name of a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend... [more]
GEBHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
GEOFFREY   m   English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage"... [more]
GEOFFROY   m   French
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORGIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GERAINT   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly a Welsh form of GERONTIUS. This was the name of a figure various Welsh legends. He was also incorporated into later Arthurian tales as one of the Knights of the Round Table and the husband of Enid.
GERONIMO   m   History
From Gerónimo, a Spanish form of JEROME. This is the better-known name of the Apache chief Goyathlay (1829-1909)... [more]
GIANNA   f   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNI   m   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIDEON   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings... [more]
GID'ON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GILAD   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GILBERT   m   English, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright"... [more]
GILLES   m   French
French form of GILES.
GIORGOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GIRISHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lord of the mountain" in Sanskrit. This is a name of the Hindu god Shiva, given because of his abode in the Himalayan Mountains.
GLADYS   f   Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA... [more]
GOPALA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) "cow" and पाल (pala) "protector"... [more]
GOPINATHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "leader of the gopis" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, acquired because of his association with the gopis, who are cow-herding girls.
GÖRAN   m   Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of GEORGE.
GØRAN   m   Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of GEORGE.
GORONWY   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes but was himself killed.
GÖSTA   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GOTAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) "ox, cow" and तम (tama) "best"... [more]
GOVINDA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) "finding"... [more]
GRÁINNE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
GREGORIOS   m   Greek, Late Greek
Greek form of GREGORY.
GUDRUN   f   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore"... [more]
GUNNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER)... [more]
GÜNTHER   m   German, Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic name Gundahar, derived from the elements gund "war" and hari "army, warrior"... [more]
HADASSAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGEN (1)   m   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther... [more]
HAGIT   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAMILCAR   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.
HAMMURABI   m   Ancient Near Eastern, History
From the Akkadian name Hammu-rapi, possibly derived from Amorite meaning "uncle is a healer". This was the name of an 18th-century BC king of Babylon who conquered Sumer and Akkad... [more]
HANNIBAL   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
HARI   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna... [more]
HARIS (2)   m & f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARISHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) "monkey" and ईश (isha) "lord"... [more]
HARIWALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HAROLD   m   English
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler"... [more]
HARTMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIG   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWIN   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HASDRUBAL   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.
HECTOR   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Arthurian Romance
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess"... [more]
HEIDRUN   f   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret"... [more]
HEINRICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HELENE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
HERMAN   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man"... [more]
HERMES   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker"... [more]
HERODIAS   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas... [more]
HERODION   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Heroides (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
HEVEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HIAWATHA   m   History, Native American, Iroquois
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha meaning "he who combs". This was the name of a 16th-century Mohawk leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
HILDA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names... [more]
HILDRED   f & m   English
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
HILLEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew הלל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon.
HIRAM   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Probably of Phoenician origin, though it could be from Hebrew meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation... [more]
HUBERT   m   English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright"... [more]
HUMBERT   m   German, French, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright"... [more]
IDUN   f   Norse Mythology
Modern Scandinavian form of IÐUNN.
IEFAN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IFAN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IGNATIUS   m   Late Roman
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.
IGRAINE   f   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, from Igerna, the Latinized form of Welsh Eigyr. In Arthurian legend she is the mother of King Arthur by Uther Pendragon and the mother of Morgan le Fay by Gorlois... [more]
ILIAS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
IMMANUEL   m   German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
INDIRA   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu... [more]
INDRA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) "a drop" and (ra) "possessing"... [more]
INDRAJIT   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जित (jit) "conquering"... [more]
INDRANI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.
IOACHIM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of IOAKEIM.
IOANNA   f   Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOANNIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOSEPHUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JOSEPH.
IOSIF   m   Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IRA (1)   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation... [more]
IRAKLIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
IRO   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
ISABÈL   f   Occitan
Occitan form of ISABEL.
ISABELLE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of ISABEL.
ISEULT   f   Arthurian Romance
Medieval variant of ISOLDE.
ISOLDE   f   English (Rare), German, Arthurian Romance
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle"... [more]
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended"... [more]
ITAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITAMAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
IÐUNN   f   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
IUNIA   f   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUNIA.
IYOV   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOB.
JAGANNATHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "master of the world" from Sanskrit जगत (jagat) "world" and नाथ (natha) "master"... [more]
JAM   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Yima, possibly meaning either "twin" or "river". This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
JAMSHID   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining JAM". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia... [more]
JARED   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent"... [more]
JARL   m   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
JAVIER   m   Spanish
Spanish form of XAVIER.
JAYA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts).
JAYANTA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit जयन्त (jayanta) meaning "victorious"... [more]
JAYANTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JEAN (1)   m   French
French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) were two well-known bearers of this name... [more]
JEANNE   f   French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEMIMA   f   Biblical, English
Means "dove" in Hebrew. This was the oldest of the three daughters of Job in the Old Testament. As an English name, Jemima first became common during the Puritan era.
JOACHIM   m   French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary... [more]
JOEL   m   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God"... [more]
JOFFREY   m   French
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
JOHANNE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JONAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove"... [more]
JOSIAH   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports"... [more]
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JUDE (1)   m   English, Biblical
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot... [more]
JUDITH   f   English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region in Israel... [more]
JÜRGEN   m   Low German
Low German form of GEORGE.
JUTTA   f   German
Probably a medieval Low German form of JUDITH. It might also derive from a Germanic name such as JUDDA.
KAAN   m   Turkish
Variant of KAĞAN.
KALI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the black one" in Sanskrit. The Hindu goddess Kali is the fierce destructive form of the wife of Shiva. She is usually depicted with black skin and four arms, holding a severed head and brandishing a sword.
KALLISTO   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλιστος (kallistos) meaning "most beautiful", a derivative of καλος (kalos) "beautiful"... [more]
KALYANI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Feminine form of KALYAN. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades. It is also another name of the Hindu goddesses Durga and Parvati.
KAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KAMALA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल... [more]
KAMBIZ   m   Persian
Modern Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KANTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
KAPILA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi) "monkey"... [more]
KARNA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कर्ण (karna) meaning "ear". This is the name of the son of the Hindu sun god Surya and the goddess Kunti, who gave birth to him through her ear... [more]
KARPOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of CARPUS.
KAVEH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means "royal" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Kaveh is a blacksmith who leads a rebellion against the evil ruler Zahhak.
KENELM   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet"... [more]
KHORDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of HAURVATAT. This is the name of the third month in the Iranian calendar.
KHURSHID   m & f   Persian, Pakistani, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KINBOROUGH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of CYNEBURG.
KORALIA   f   Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι)... [more]
KORINA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CORINNA.
KRIEMHILD   f   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle"... [more]
KRISHNA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "black, dark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu god believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He was the youngest of King Vasudeva's eight children, six of whom were killed by King Kamsa because of a prophecy that a child of Vasudeva would kill Kamsa... [more]
KUMARA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, son"... [more]
KUMARI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
KUNTI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "spear" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the mother of the Pandavas.
KYLLIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Possibly derived from an old Finnish word meaning "woman". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
KYRIAKOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
LAKSHMANA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "having lucky marks" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' he is the trusted companion of the hero Rama, accompanying him into exile.
LAKSHMI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LALITA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ललिता and the masculine form ललित... [more]
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright"... [more]
LAOGHAIRE   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
LAOISE   f   Irish
Possibly a newer form of LUIGSECH. It is also used as an Irish form of Louise.
LEAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary"... [more]
LEONARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, History
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance... [more]
LEONIDAS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion"... [more]
LEVI   m   Hebrew, English, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites... [more]
LIGEIA   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling"... [more]
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LINUS.
LIUPOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LÓEGAIRE   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Irish
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process... [more]
LOIS (1)   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better"... [more]
LOKE   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of LOKI.
LOTHAR   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army"... [more]
  m   Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
LUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hludwolf which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".
LUGH   m   Irish Mythology
Probably an Irish form of LUGUS. In Irish mythology Lugh was a divine hero who led the Tuatha De Danann against the Fomorians who were led by his grandfather Balor... [more]
LUGHAIDH   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including the king Lughaidh mac Con.
LUÍSEACH   f   Irish
Modern form of LUIGSECH.
LUITGARD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Leutgard which was derived from the elements leud "people" and gard "enclosure"... [more]
LUNED   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.
LYDIA   f   English, German, Finnish, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul... [more]
MABON   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MADHAVA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.
MAHESHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "great lord" from Sanskrit महा (maha) "great" and ईश (isha) "lord, ruler"... [more]
MALACHI   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel"... [more]
MALCOLM   m   Scottish, English
From Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father... [more]
MANI   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "jewel" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this name is borne by a serpent and an attendant of Skanda.
MANU (1)   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MAOLSHEACHLANN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.
MARCUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina... [more]
MARKOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARTHA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master"... [more]
MATHÚIN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MATTHIAS   m   Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot... [more]
MATTITYAHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MAYA (1)   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MÉABH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MEADHBH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MEHMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD. This name was borne sultans of the Ottoman Empire (with the older form Mehmed).
MEHR   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of MITHRA.
MEHRDAD   m   Persian
Modern Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
MEINRAD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel"... [more]
MELECH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
MÉLISANDE   f   French
French form of MILLICENT used by Maurice Maeterlinck in his play 'Pelléas et Mélisande' (1893). The play was later adapted by Claude Debussy into an opera (1902).
MELISSA   f   English, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516)... [more]
MELPOMENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MENACHEM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENASHE   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MERAV   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MEREDYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MERLIN   m   Arthurian Romance, English
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin (meaning "sea fortress") used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century Arthurian tales. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement"... [more]
MERVYN   m   Welsh, English
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.
MESHULLAM   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESUT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAS'UD.
MICAH   m   Biblical, English
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration... [more]
MICHAIL   m   Greek, Russian
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Russian MIKHAIL.
MICHAL (2)   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else... [more]
MICHALIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MICHEL   m   French, German, Dutch
French form of MICHAEL. Michel de Notredame, also known as Nostradamus, was the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events... [more]
MIKHA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MILBURGA   f   History
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress"... [more]
MILDRED   f   English
From the Old English name Mildþryð meaning "gentle strength", derived from the elements milde "gentle" and þryð "strength"... [more]
MINA (2)   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Usha as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MIRIAM   f   Hebrew, 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... [more]
MITRA (1)   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
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.
MNASON   m   Biblical, 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.
MOHANA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MOHINI   f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MORDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AMORDAD. This is the name of the fifth month in the Iranian calendar.
MORDECAI   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther... [more]
MORDECHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORDIKAI   m   English (Rare)
Variant of MORDECAI.
MORGAINE   f   Arthurian Romance
Variant of MORGAN (2), from a French form.
MORGAN (2)   f   Arthurian Romance
Modern form of Morgen, which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, who was unnamed in earlier stories... [more]
MORGEN   f   Arthurian Romance
Earlier form of MORGAN (2).
MORIAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly means "seen by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a place name in the Old Testament, both the land where Abraham is to sacrifice Isaac and the mountain upon which Solomon builds the temple... [more]
MORRIGAN   f   Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish Mór Ríoghain meaning "great queen". In Irish myth she was a goddess of war and death who often took the form of a crow.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MOSES   m   English, 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... [more]
MOSHE   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MUIREADHACH   m   Irish, Scottish
Modern form of MUIREDACH.
MUIRENN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Either derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white", or else a variant of MUIRNE.
MUIRGEN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "born of the sea" in Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a woman (originally named Líban) who was transformed into a mermaid. After 300 years she was brought to shore, baptized, and transformed back into a woman.
MUIRGHEAL   f   Irish
Modern form of MUIRGEL.
MUIRÍN   f   Irish
Modern form of MUIRGEN.
MUKESHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "ruler of Muka" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, given to him because he killed Muka, a demon in the form of a wild boar.
MURALI   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
NAAMAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon... [more]
NACHUM   m   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAHID   f   Persian
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
NALA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
NANDA   m   Indian, Hinduism
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... [more]
NAOISE   m   Irish, 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... [more]
NAOMI (1)   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omiy) meaning "pleasantness"... [more]
NARAYANA   m   Indian, Hinduism
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.
NARSEH   m   Ancient Persian
Persian form of NAIRYOSANGHA.
NATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATHAN   m   English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave"... [more]
NATHANIEL   m   English, 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... [more]
NEASA   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.
NEFELI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEPHELE.
NEOFYTOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEREUS   m   Greek 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... [more]
NESSA (3)   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NIAMH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.
NIGEL   m   English
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Fortunes of Nigel' (1822).
NIKE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "victory" in Greek. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
NIKODEMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOLAOS   m   Ancient Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of NICHOLAS.
NINIAN   m   Scottish, Irish, Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name NYNNIAW. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures... [more]
NINO (2)   f   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized), Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the masculine name NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
NJORD   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility... [more]
NOA (1)   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAH (1)   m   English, Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נוֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort"... [more]
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
NUNO   m   Portuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
ODA   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Odo (see OTTO).
ODEN   m   Norse Mythology
Swedish form of ODIN.
ODIN   m   Norse Mythology, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of Old Norse Óðinn which was derived from óðr "inspiration, rage, frenzy". It ultimately developed from the early Germanic *Woðanaz... [more]
ODO   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of Audo (see OTTO).
ODOACER   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODOVACAR. The Gothic leader Odovacar is frequently called by this name.
ODOVACAR   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant"... [more]


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