Names with Relationship "variant"

This is a list of names in which the relationship is variant.
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MEURICmWelsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MIKHAILAfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
MIKKIfEnglish
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MILENmBulgarian
Variant of MILAN.
MIREYAfSpanish
Variant of MIREIA.
MIS'IDmArabic
Variant of MUS'AD.
MISTIfEnglish
Variant of MISTY.
MOLLIEfEnglish
Variant of MOLLY.
MOREENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of MÓIRÍN. It is sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.
MUHAMADmIndonesian, Malay, Avar
Indonesian, Malay and Avar variant of MUHAMMAD.
MUIRENNfIrish, Irish Mythology
Either derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white", or else a variant of MUIRNE.
MURIELLEfFrench
French variant of MURIEL.
MYSIEfScottish
Variant of MAISIE.
NACEmSlovene
Variant of IGNAC.
NANAYAfNear Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to INANNA. This was the name of a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians. She was later conflated with the goddesses Anahita and Aphrodite.
NANOOKmNative American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film 'Nanook of the North' (1922).
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).
NEALmEnglish
Variant of NEIL.
NEASSAfIrish
Variant of NEASA.
NELLEfEnglish
Variant of NELL.
NELSmDanish
Danish variant of NILS.
NENAfEnglish
Variant of NINA (1).
NEREAfBasque
Variant of NERE.
NICOLAUSmGerman, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany as a variant of NIKOLAUS.
NIDIAfSpanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIKOLEfBasque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
NITZAfHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NOR (1)f & mMalay
Malay variant of NUR.
NORAHfIrish, English
Variant of NORA.
NURAfArabic
Strictly feminine form of NUR.
ODALYSfSpanish
Variant of ODALIS.
ODARKAfUkrainian
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
OLWINfWelsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLWYNfWelsh
Variant of OLWEN.
ONÓRAfIrish
Irish form of HONORA.
ORA (2)fHebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORVALmEnglish
Variant of ORVILLE.
OSIPmRussian
Russian form of JOSEPH.
OSSIANmLiterature
Variant of OISÍN used by James Macpherson in his epic poems, which he claimed to have based on early Irish legends.
OTMARmGerman, Czech (Rare), Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and mari "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.
OŽBEJmSlovene
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
PAMELIAfEnglish
Elaborated form of PAMELA.
PASCHALmHistory
Variant of Paschalis (see PASCAL). Paschal or Paschalis was the name of two popes.
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTIfEnglish
Variant of PATTY.
PATTIEfEnglish
Variant of PATTY.
PATTYfEnglish
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
PEARLEfEnglish
Variant of PEARL.
PEERmDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867).
PEGfEnglish
Short form of PEGGY.
PEGGIEfEnglish
Variant of PEGGY.
PEGGYfEnglish
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEHRmSwedish
Swedish variant of PER.
PELAGEYAfRussian
Russian form of PELAGIA.
PERCIVALmArthurian Romance, English
Created by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem 'Perceval, the Story of the Grail'. In the poem Perceval was one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table who was given a glimpse of the Holy Grail. The character (and probably the name) of Perceval was based on that of the Welsh hero PEREDUR. The spelling was perhaps altered under the influence of Old French percer val "to pierce the valley".
PERELEfYiddish
Variant of PERLE.
PERMELIAfEnglish (Archaic)
Meaning unknown, possibly an early American alteration of PAMELA.
PHEOBEfEnglish
Variant of PHOEBE.
PHILLIPmEnglish
Variant of PHILIP, inspired by the usual spelling of the surname.
PIEROmItalian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
PIPPIN (1)mAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
POLLIEfEnglish
Variant of POLLY.
POLLYfEnglish
Medieval variant of MOLLY. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
QUINTENmEnglish, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of QUENTIN.
QUINTONmEnglish
Variant of QUENTIN, also coinciding with an English surname meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
RACHAELfEnglish
Variant of RACHEL, the spelling probably influenced by that of Michael.
RACHELLEfEnglish
Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
RAINEf & mEnglish (Rare)
Possibly based on the French word reine meaning "queen". A famous bearer is the British socialite Raine Spencer (1929-), the stepmother of Princess Diana. In modern times it can also be used as a variant of RAIN (1) or a short form of LORRAINE.
RALPHmEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe, reflecting the normal pronunciation. The Ralph spelling appeared in the 18th century. A famous bearer of the name was Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism.
RANDOLPHmEnglish
Variant of RANDOLF. This spelling was adopted in the 18th century.
RAYKOmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYNA (1)fBulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.
RAYNOmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
REmEgyptian Mythology
Variant spelling of RA.
REENIEfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of RENÉE or a diminutive of names ending in reen.
REGANfEnglish
Meaning unknown, probably of Celtic origin. Shakespeare took the name from earlier British legends and used it in his tragedy 'King Lear' (1606) for a treacherous daughter of the king. In the modern era it has appeared in the horror movie 'The Exorcist' (1973) belonging to a girl possessed by the devil. This name can also be used as a variant of REAGAN.
REGENAfEnglish
Variant of REGINA.
REVAZImGeorgian
Variant of REVAZ.
REXANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
RHIANNAfEnglish (Modern)
Probably a variant of RHIANNON.
RHIANUfWelsh
Variant of RHIAN.
RIANmEnglish
Variant of RYAN.
RICKIm & fEnglish
Masculine and feminine diminutive of RICHARD.
RIIKAfFinnish
Variant of RIIKKA.
RÍONAfIrish
Either a variant of RÍOGHNACH or a short form of CATRIONA.
ROANmFrisian
Variant of RONNE.
ROBENAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBERTmEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.... [more]
ROBYNfEnglish
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBYNNEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROMINAfItalian
Possibly a variant of ROMANA.
RONA (2)fHebrew
Feminine variant of RON (2).
RONDAfEnglish
Variant of RHONDA.
RORIEmIrish, Scottish
Variant of RORY.
ROSALEENfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of ROSALINE. James Clarence Mangan used it as a translation for RÓISÍN in his poem 'Dark Rosaleen' (1846).
ROSALYNfEnglish
Variant of ROSALINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
RUBYEfEnglish
Variant of RUBY.
RYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLIEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
SAIBHfIrish
Variant of SADB.
SALADINmHistory
Anglicized form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SAMEDmTurkish
Variant of SAMET.
SAMPPAmFinnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.
SARINAfDutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
SAVINAfItalian
Italian variant of SABINA.
SAVINOmItalian
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SCARLETfEnglish (Modern)
Either a variant of SCARLETT or else from the English word for the red colour (both of the same origin, a type of cloth).
SCHEHERAZADEfLiterature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SCOTmEnglish, Scottish
Variant form of SCOTT.
mIrish
Variant of SÉAGHDHA.
SERAfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of SARAH or a short form of SERAPHINA.
SERINAfEnglish
Variant of SERENA.
SHAD (2)mEnglish
Perhaps a variant of CHAD.
SHANAfEnglish
Variant of SHANNA.
SHANNAfEnglish
Possibly a feminine variant of SHANNON.
SHANONf & mEnglish
Variant of SHANNON.
SHARIfEnglish
Diminutive of SHARON or a variant of SHERRY.
SHARLAfEnglish
Variant of CHARLA.
SHARYLfEnglish
Variant of CHERYL.
SHARYNfEnglish
Variant of SHARON.
SHAYLAfEnglish
Variant of SHEILA, influenced by the spelling and sound of KAYLA.
SHAYNEmEnglish
Variant of SHANE.
SHEHERAZADEfLiterature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SHEINEfYiddish
Variant of SHAYNA.
SHELIAfEnglish
Variant of SHEILA.
SHELLYf & mEnglish
Variant of SHELLEY.
SHEREEfEnglish
Variant of SHERRY. This particular spelling was popularized by American actress Sheree North (1932-2005), who was born Dawn Shirley Crang.
SHERIfEnglish
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERIEfEnglish
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERRIfEnglish
Variant of SHERRY.
SHERYLfEnglish
Variant of CHERYL.
SIENAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SIENNA, with the spelling perhaps influenced by that of the Italian city.
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.
SIMENmNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON (1).
SISSIEfEnglish
Variant of SISSY.
SKYEfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of SKY.
SKYLERm & fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SCHUYLER. The spelling was modified due to association with the name Tyler and the English word sky.
SOILIfFinnish
Variant of SOILE.
SØLVIfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOMMERfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of SUMMER, coinciding with the German word for summer.
SONJEfGerman (Rare)
German variant of SONJA.
SOPHYfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of SOPHIE or a diminutive of SOPHIA.
STACEEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACIfEnglish
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACIEfEnglish
Feminine variant of STACY.
STARRfEnglish
Variant of STAR.
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