Names Categorized "birds"

This is a list of names in which the categories include birds.
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AARNE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
AART   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ARNOLD.
ADERYN   f   Welsh
Means "bird" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
AETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was probably derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle". A famous bearer was the 5th-century Roman general Flavius Aetius, who defeated Attila the Hun at the Battle of Chalons.
AGHAVNI   f   Armenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
ÁKOS   m   Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "white falcon". This was the name of a medieval Hungarian clan.
ALCYONE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αλκυονη (Alkyone), derived from the word αλκυων (alkyon) meaning "kingfisher". In Greek myth this name belonged to a daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx. After her husband was killed in a shipwreck she threw herself into the water, but the gods saved her and turned them both into kingfishers. This is also the name of the brightest of the Pleiades, the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
ALKYONE   f   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of ALCYONE.
ALONDRA   f   Spanish
Derived from Spanish alondra meaning "lark".
ALTAIR   m   Astronomy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "the flyer" in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Aquila.
ANDOR (1)   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
ANE (2)   m   Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANNBJØRG   f   Norwegian
Variant of ARNBJØRG.
ANNE (2)   m & f   Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANTIMAN   m   Native American, Mapuche
Means "condor of the sun" in Mapuche.
ANTINANCO   m   Native American, Mapuche
Means "eagle of the sun" in Mapuche.
AQISSIAQ   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "ptarmigan" in Greenlandic (a ptarmigan is a type of bird which lives in cold regions).
AQUILA   m & f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
ARAS   m   Lithuanian
Means "eagle" in Lithuanian.
AREND   m   Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of ARNOLD. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
ARI (2)   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARKE   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARLIE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "eagle wood" in Old English. This name can also be a diminutive of ARLENE.
ARN   m   English
Short form of ARNOLD.
ARNALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of ARNOLD.
ARNAU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUD   m   French
French form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUDE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of ARNOLD.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNBJØRG   f   Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNBORG   f   Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNDT   m   German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNE (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARNE (2)   m   German
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNFINN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ARNFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARNFINN.
ARNFRIED   m   German (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
ÁRNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNIE   m   English
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNIFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARNO   m   Dutch, German
Short form of ARNOUD or ARNOLD.
ARNOLD   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wald "power". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ARNOLFO   m   Italian
Italian form of ARNULF.
ARNÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ARNOUD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNOUT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNT   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of AREND.
ARNÞÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
ARNÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ANDOR (1).
ARNULF   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wulf "wolf".
ARNVIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
ARVID   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ASTOR   m   English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk".
ASUKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
AUCAMAN   m   Native American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche.
AVA (3)   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVELINE   f   English (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
AVEZA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of AVIS.
AVIA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AVIYA.
AVICE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AVIS.
AVIS   f   English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
BERAHTHRABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM, using an extended form of the second element.
BERAHTHRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM.
BERTRAM   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).
BERTRANDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERTRAND.
BIBIGUL   f   Kazakh
Means "nightingale" in Kazakh.
BLODEUWEDD   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.
BRÂN   m   Welsh Mythology
Variant of BRAN (2).
BRAN (1)   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "raven" in Irish. In Irish legend Bran was a mariner who was involved in several adventures.
BRAN (2)   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "raven" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Bran the Blessed (called also Bendigeid Vran) was the son of the god Llyr. Later Welsh legends describe him as a king of Britain who was killed attacking Ireland.
BRANWEN   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch.
BRENNUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Celtic name (or title) that possibly meant either "king, prince" or "raven". Brennus was a Gallic leader of the 4th century BC who attacked and sacked Rome.
BRENO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRENNUS.
CALLUM   m   Scottish
Variant of CALUM.
CALUM   m   Scottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CELANDINE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which derives from Greek χελιδων (chelidon) "swallow (bird)".
CIRCE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κιρκη (Kirke), which possibly meant "bird". In Greek mythology Circe was a sorceress who changed Odysseus's crew into hogs but was forced by him to change them back.
COLEMAN   m   English, Irish
Variant of COLMÁN.
COLM   m   Irish
Variant of COLUM.
COLMÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of Colm (see COLUM). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
COLOMBA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBANO   m   Italian
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
COLOMBE   f   French
French feminine form of COLUMBA.
COLOMBINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of COLUMBA. In traditional Italian pantomimes this is the name of a stock character, the female counterpart of Arlecchino (also called Harlequin). This is also the Italian word for the columbine flower.
COLOMBO   m   Italian
Italian form of COLUMBA.
COLUM   m   Irish
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.
COLUMBA   m & f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
COLUMBAN   m   Irish
Possibly an Irish diminutive of COLUMBA. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columban of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
COLUMBANUS   m   Late Roman
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.
COLUMBINE   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a variety of flower. It is also an English form of COLOMBINA, the pantomime character.
CORBIN   m   English
From a French surname which was derived from corbeau "raven", originally denoting a person who had dark hair. The name was probably popularized in America by actor Corbin Bernsen (1954-).
CORBINIAN   m   German (Rare)
Variant of KORBINIAN.
CORBINIANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of KORBINIAN.
CORMAC   m   Irish
Possibly derived from Irish Gaelic corb "raven" or "wheel" and mac "son". This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Ireland.
CORMAG   m   Scottish
Scottish form of CORMAC.
CRAWFORD   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.
CUAUHTÉMOC   m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "falling eagle" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the last Aztec emperor, ruling until he was captured and executed by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in the year 1525.
DEROR   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DROR.
DERORIT   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DRORIT.
DERYN   f   Welsh
Possibly from Welsh aderyn meaning "bird".
DOVE   f   English
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
DRAKE   m   English
From an English surname derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δρακων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent". This name coincides with the unrelated English word drake meaning "male duck".
DROR   m   Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DRORIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of DROR.
ÉANNA   m   Irish
Variant of ÉNNA.
ENDA   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ÉNNA.
ENGILRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of ENGUERRAND.
ENGUERRAND   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of the Germanic name Engilram, which was composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and hramn "raven". This was the name of several French nobles from Picardy.
ÉNNA   m   Irish
Possibly means "bird-like" in Irish. This was the name of several Irish kings and heroes. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint who built the monastery of Killeany.
ERDOĞAN   m   Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".
EZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of AETIUS.
FAIGA   f   Yiddish
Variant of FAIGEL.
FAIGEL   f   Yiddish
Derived from Yiddish פֵֿײגֶל (feigel) meaning "bird".
FALK   m   German
Means "falcon" in German.
FECHÍN   m   Irish
Means "little raven" from Irish fiach "raven" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint of the 7th century who died of the yellow plague.
FEICHÍN   m   Irish
Variant of FECHÍN.
FEIGE   f   Yiddish
Variant transcription of FAIGA.
FIACHNA   m   Irish
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". This was the name of a king in Irish legend.
FIACHRA   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years. This is also the name of the patron saint of gardeners, a 7th-century Irish abbot who settled in France.
FIACRE   m   French (Rare)
French form of FIACHRA.
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.
FULTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the name of the town of Foulden in Norfolk, itself meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
GAL (2)   m   Slovene
Slovene form of GALLUS.
GALL   m   History
Form of GALLUS.
GALLO   m   Italian
Italian form of GALLUS.
GALLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which meant "rooster" in Latin. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint, a companion of Saint Columbanus, who later became a hermit in Switzerland.
GALO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GALLUS.
GAWEŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of GALLUS.
GULL   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GUNDHRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNTRAM   m   German
Means "war raven" from the Germanic elements gund "war" and hramn "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king.
GWALCHMEI   m   Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with mei "May (the month)". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend. He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from Arthurian romance.
HADIL   f   Arabic
Means "cooing (of a pigeon)" in Arabic.
HALCYON   f   Various
From the name of a genus of kingfisher birds, derived from Greek αλκυων (from the same source as Alcyone).
HALCYONE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Αλκυονη (Halkyone), a variant of Αλκυονη (see ALCYONE).
HALKYONE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HALCYONE.
HARUTO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HAVEL   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HAYATO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (haya) meaning "falcon" and (to) meaning "person". Other kanji combinations can also make up this name.
HAYTHAM   m   Arabic
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.
HERON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek inventor (also known as Hero) from Alexandria.
HERU   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of HORUS.
HONG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (hóng) meaning "rainbow", (hóng) meaning "enlarge, expand, great" (which is usually only masculine) or 鸿 (hóng) meaning "wild swan, great, vast" (also usually only masculine). Other characters can also form this name.
HOROS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Heru (see HORUS).
HORUS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw (reconstructed as Heru) possibly meaning "falcon" or "high". In Egyptian mythology Horus was the god of light, often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. The son Osiris and Isis, he avenged his father's murder by killing Seth.
HRAFN   m   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "raven" in Old Norse.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "southern hummingbird" or "left-handed hummingbird" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the god of the sun and war. He was a patron deity of the city of Tenochtitlan (at the site of modern Mexico City).
IONA (2)   m   Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
IONAS   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.
JAY (1)   m   English
Short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as JAMES or JASON. It was originally used in America in honour of founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.
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.
JONAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other sailors threw Jonah overboard, at which point he was swallowed. He emerged from the fish alive and repentant three days later.... [more]
JÓNAS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of JONAH.
JONÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JONAS (2)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Biblical
From Ιωνας (Ionas), the Greek form of JONAH. This spelling is used in some English translations of the New Testament.
JOONA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JONAH.
JOONAS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of JONAS (2).
KESTREL   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
KIRKE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CIRCE.
KOLMAN   m   German (Rare)
Variant of KOLOMAN.
KOLOMAN   m   German (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
KORBIN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CORBIN.
KORBINIAN   m   German
Derived from Latin corvus meaning "raven". This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint who was sent by Pope Gregory II to evangelize in Bavaria. His real name may have been Hraban (see Raban).
KÖRBL   m   German
Diminutive of KORBINIAN.
LÆRKE   f   Danish
Means "lark" in Danish.
LAGLE   f   Estonian
Means "goose" in Estonian.
LARK   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of songbird.
LEDA   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "woman" from Greek. In Greek myth she was the mother of Castor, Pollux, Helen and Clytemnestra by the god Zeus, who came upon her in the form of a swan.
LINNET   f   English (Rare)
Either a variant of LYNETTE or else from the name of the small bird, a type of finch.
LLINOS   f   Welsh
Means "linnet, finch" in Welsh. The linnet (species Linaria cannabina) is a small European bird in the finch family.
LONÁN   m   Irish
Means "little blackbird", derived from Irish Gaelic lon "blackbird" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MANAIA   f & m   Maori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MAVIS   f   English
From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French. It was first used as a given name by the British author Marie Corelli, who used it for a character in her novel 'The Sorrows of Satan' (1895).
MAYUR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MERLE   f & m   English
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
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]
MIU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (u) meaning "feather". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOA   f   Swedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
NÖL   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
NÖLKE   m   Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
ODETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ODA or ODILIA. This is the name of a princess who has been transformed into a swan in the ballet 'Swan Lake' (1877) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
OSMAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of UTHMAN. This was the name of the founder of the Ottoman Empire (14th century).
PALOMA   f   Spanish
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
PARASTOO   f   Persian
Means "swallow (bird)" in Persian.
PARASTU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of PARASTOO.
PËLLUMB   m   Albanian
Means "dove" in Albanian.
PENELOPE   f   Greek Mythology, English
Possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops), a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πηνη (pene) "threads, weft" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy. It has occasionally been used as an English given name since the 16th century.
PEREGRINE   m   English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.
PHILOMEL   f   Literature
From an English word meaning "nightingale" (ultimately from PHILOMELA). It has been used frequently in poetry to denote the bird.
PHILOMELA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and μηλον (melon) "fruit". The second element has also been interpreted as Greek μελος (melos) "song". In Greek myth Philomela was the sister-in-law of Tereus, who raped her and cut out her tongue. Prokne avenged her sister by killing her son by Tereus, after which Tereus attempted to kill Philomela. However, the gods intervened and transformed her into a nightingale.
PHOENIX   m & f   English (Modern)
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek φοινιξ (phoinix) meaning "dark red".
PHƯỢNG   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phượng) meaning "phoenix". This refers to the mythological creature known as the Chinese phoenix or the Fenghuang.
QUETZALCOATL   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "feathered snake" in Nahuatl, derived from quetzalli "feather" and coatl "snake". In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was the god of the sky, wind, and knowledge, also associated with the morning star. According to one legend he created the humans of this age using the bones of humans from the previous age and adding his own blood.
RABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RAMBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hramn "raven" and beraht "bright".
RAVEN   f & m   English
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English hræfn. The raven is revered by several Native American groups of the west coast. It is also associated with the Norse god Odin.
RAVENNA   f   English (Rare)
Either an elaboration of RAVEN, or else from the name of the city of Ravenna in Italy.
RHEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ρεια (Rheia), meaning unknown, perhaps related to ‘ρεω (rheo) "to flow" or ερα (era) "ground". In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Also, in Roman mythology a woman named Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
ROAN   m   Frisian
Variant of RONNE.
ROBENA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBIN   m & f   English, Dutch, Swedish
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.
ROBINA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of ROBIN. It originated in Scotland in the 17th century.
ROBYN   f   English
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBYNNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
RONNE   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element hraban meaning "raven".
SACAGAWEA   f   Native American
Probably from Hidatsa tsakáka wía meaning "bird woman". Alternatively it could originate from the Shoshone language and mean "boat puller". This name was borne by a Native American woman who guided the explorers Lewis and Clark. She was of Shoshone ancestry but had been abducted in her youth and raised by a Hidatsa tribe.
ŞAHİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
SARIKA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SCHWANHILD   f   German (Rare)
Variant of SWANHILD.
  m   Irish
Variant of SÉAGHDHA.
SEAGHDH   m   Scottish
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
SÉAGHDHA   m   Irish
Possibly means "admirable" or "hawk-like" in Gaelic.
SEFFORA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ZIPPORAH.
SÉPHORA   f   French
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SEPPHORA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ZIPPORAH.
SHAHEEN   m   Persian
Variant transcription of SHAHIN.
SHAHIN   m   Persian
Means "peregrine falcon" in Persian.
SHAKUNTALA   f   Hinduism, 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.
SHAW (2)   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of SEAGHDH.
SHAY (1)   m   Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA.
SHEA   m & f   Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA, sometimes used as a feminine name.
SHIKOBA   m & f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "feather" in Choctaw.
SHQIPE   f   Albanian
Either from Albanian shqipe meaning "eagle" or shqip meaning "Albanian" (words which may be interrelated).
SPARROW   m & f   English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
SUZUME   f   Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which are pronounced the same way.
SVANA   f   Icelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SWANAHILDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
SWANHILD   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
SWANHILDA   f   German (Rare)
Variant of SWANHILD.
SWANHILDE   f   German (Rare)
Variant of SWANHILD.
TEAL   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of duck or the greenish-blue colour.
TEALE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TEAL.
ÞÓRARINN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with arn "eagle".
TINUVIEL   f   Literature
Means "nightingale" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tinuviel was the daughter of Thingol the elf king and the beloved of Beren, who with her help retrieved one of the Silmarils from the iron crown of Morgoth.
TOIBA   f   Yiddish
Means "dove" in Yiddish.
TOYGAR   m   Turkish
Means "lark" in Turkish.
TSUBAME   f   Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (tsubame) meaning "swallow (bird)" or other kanji which have the same pronunciation.
TURGAY   m   Turkish
Means "skylark" in Turkish.
TZIPORA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPORAH   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPPORAH   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZUFIT   f   Hebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
USMAN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of UTHMAN.
USOA   f   Basque
Means "dove" in Basque.
UTHMAN   m   Arabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
UXUE   f   Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
VASCO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
From the medieval Spanish name Velasco which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.
VEGA   f   Astronomy
The name of a star in the constellation Lyra. Its name is from Arabic الواقع (al-Waqi') meaning "the swooping (eagle)".
VELASCO   m   Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of VASCO.
VULFERAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WOLFRAM.
WOLFRAM   m   German
Derived from the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf" combined with hramn "raven".
WREN   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the small songbird. It is ultimately derived from Old English wrenna.
XOCHIQUETZAL   f   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "flower feather" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec goddess of love, flowers and the earth, the twin sister of Xochipilli.
YAEN   f   Hebrew
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
YEMIMA   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YONAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONINA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YONIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YUNUS   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
ZIPPORAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah), derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning "bird". In the Old Testament this is the name of the Midianite wife of Moses. She was the daughter of the priest Jethro.
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