Names Categorized "sweets"

This is a list of names in which the categories include sweets.
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AERON (1)m & fWelsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERONWENfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
AERONWYfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix wy meaning "river".
AFANENfWelsh (Rare)
Means "raspberry" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
AIRIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
ANARAfKazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.
ANARGULfKazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANOUSHfArmenian
Variant transcription of ANUSH.
ASWATHImIndian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
AVALONfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit which was often linked with paradise.
BERRY (2)fEnglish (Rare)
From the English word referring to the small fruit. It is ultimately derived from Old English berie. This name has only been in use since the 20th century.
BLAGICAfMacedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAGOJmMacedonian
Macedonian form of BLAGOY.
CAM (1)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (cam) meaning "orange (fruit)".
CANDYfEnglish
Diminutive of CANDACE. It is also influenced by the English word candy.
CARPUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.
CERISEfFrench
Means "cherry" in French.
CHERRYfEnglish
Simply means "cherry" from the name of the fruit. It can also be a diminutive of CHARITY. It has been in use since the late 19th century.
COCOfVarious
Diminutive of names beginning with Co, influenced by the word cocoa. However, this was not the case for French fashion designer Coco Chanel (real name Gabrielle), whose nickname came from the name of a song she performed while working as a cabaret singer.
DÁIREmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
DÁIRÍNEfIrish
Derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile".
DARA (1)mIrish
From the Irish Mac Dara which means "oak tree". This was the name of a 6th-century saint from Connemara. It is also used as an Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARACHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DARDANmAlbanian
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.
DARDANAfAlbanian
Feminine form of DARDAN.
DARINA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of DÁIRÍNE.
DARRAGHmIrish
Variant of DARA (1) or Anglicized form of DÁIRE.
DEKELmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DIKLAm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DULCEfSpanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
DUNJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA. This also means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.
EFRAÍNmSpanish
Spanish form of EPHRAIM.
EPHRAIMmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) which meant "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
EPHRATHfBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.
ESTIfBasque
Means "sweet, honey" in Basque.
ESTIÑNEfBasque
Variant of ESTI.
EUSTACHYSmAncient Greek
Means "fruitful" in Greek. It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and σταχυς (stachus) "ear of corn".
EVRONmYiddish
Yiddish form of EPHRAIM.
GROZDANmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
GUIYINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
HONEYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word honey, ultimately from Old English hunig. This was originally a nickname for a sweet person.
IEVAfLithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian form of EVE. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian word for a type of cherry tree (species Prunus padus).
ITHAMARmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "date palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
JAGAfCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.
JAGODAfCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "strawberry" in South Slavic, and "berry" in Polish.
JAMmPersian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Yima meaning "twin" (related to Sanskrit Yama). This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
JARAHmBiblical
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a descendant of Saul.
JEVREMmSerbian
Serbian form of EPHRAIM.
KANDAĴAfEsperanto
Means "made of candy" in Esperanto.
KARPmRussian
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
KARPOSmAncient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of CARPUS.
KETUTm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KİRAZfTurkish
Means "cherry" in Turkish.
KIRIfMaori
Means "skin of a tree or fruit" in Maori. This name has been brought to public attention by New Zealand opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa (1944-).
KIRSIKKAfFinnish
Means "cherry" in Finnish.
KYOm & fJapanese
Variant transcription of KYOU.
KYOUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (kyou) meaning "unite, cooperate", (kyou) meaning "capital city", (kyou) meaning "village", (kyou) meaning "apricot", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
LINA (1)fArabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
MADHUf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADHUKARmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MAI (1)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume).
MAIREfFinnish
Derived from Finnish mairea "gushing, sugary".
MAKVALAfGeorgian
Derived from Georgian მაყვალი (maqvali) meaning "blackberry".
MALINA (2)fBulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
MARJAfFinnish, Sorbian, Dutch
Finnish and Sorbian form of MARIA, as well as a Dutch variant. It also means "berry" in Finnish.
MARSmRoman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin mas "male" (genitive maris). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares. This is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system.
MEI (1)fChinese
From Chinese (měi) meaning "beautiful" or (méi) meaning "Chinese plum" (species Prunus mume), as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MELBAfEnglish
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
MELIAfGreek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
MELINAfEnglish, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELITONmAncient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μελιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
MIELAfEsperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MINORUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (minoru) meaning "to bear fruit", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
MIYUfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "evening". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOMOKAfJapanese
From Japanese (momo) meaning "hundred" or (momo) meaning "peach" combined with (ka) meaning "flower" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOMOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (momo) meaning "hundred" or (momo) meaning "peach" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be constructed from other kanji combinations as well.
OPALfEnglish
From the English word opal for the iridescent gemstone, the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit उपल (upala) meaning "jewel".
PALMERmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
PALMIROmItalian
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
PAMELAfEnglish
This name was invented in the late 16th century by the poet Sir Philip Sidney for use in his poem 'Arcadia'. He possibly intended it to mean "all sweetness" from Greek παν (pan) "all" and μελι (meli) "honey". It was later employed by author Samuel Richardson for the heroine in his novel 'Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded' (1740), after which time it became used as a given name. It did not become popular until the 20th century.
PAMELIAfEnglish
Elaborated form of PAMELA.
PANIZfPersian
Possibly means "sugar" in Persian.
PERRYmEnglish
From a surname which is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
PHILOMELAfGreek 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.
POLYCARPmAncient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Πολυκαρπος (Polykarpos) meaning "fruitful, rich in fruit", ultimately from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and καρπος (karpos) "fruit". Saint Polycarp was a 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna who was martyred by being burned at the stake and then stabbed.
POLYKARPOSmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of POLYCARP.
POMONAfRoman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
PRUNEfFrench
Means "plum" in French.
PRUNELLAfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, also called self-heal, ultimately a derivative of the Latin word pruna "plum".
SHAHDfArabic
Means "honey" in Arabic.
SHEREENfPersian
Variant transcription of SHIRIN.
ŞİRİNfTurkish
Turkish form of SHIRIN.
ŞIRINfKurdish
Kurdish form of SHIRIN.
SULTANAfArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
TAFFYmWelsh
Diminutive of DAFYDD.
TAKUMImJapanese
From Japanese (takumi) meaning "artisan" or (takumi) meaning "skillful". It can also come from (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (mi) meaning "sea, ocean" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
TAMARfHebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
TAMARAfRussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TAMARIfGeorgian
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
TAMERAfEnglish
Variant of TAMARA.
TAMIfEnglish
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMIAfEnglish (Modern)
Elaborated form of the popular name syllable Tam, from names such as TAMARA or TAMIKA. It was popularized by Canadian singer Tamia Hill (1975-), who is known simply as Tamia.
TAMMIfEnglish
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMIEfEnglish
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMYfEnglish
Short form of TAMARA and other names beginning with Tam.
TAMRAfEnglish
Contracted form of TAMARA.
TÉLESPHOREmFrench (Rare)
French form of the Greek name Τελεσφορος (Telesphoros) which means "bringing fulfillment" or "bearing fruit". Saint Telesphorus was a 2nd-century pope and martyr.
TELESPHORUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Telesphoros (see TÉLESPHORE).
THAMARfBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
THAMIRmArabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
TOMA (1)fRussian
Diminutive of TAMARA.
TOMERmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TOMOMIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
UMEfJapanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "Japanese apricot, plum" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume). In Japan the ume blossom is regarded as a symbol of spring and a ward against evil. Different kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
UMEKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "apricot, plum" (referring to the species Prunus mume) and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
VIŠNJAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "sour cherry" in Croatian and Serbian.
YAARAfHebrew
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew.
YA'RAHmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JARAH.
YEFREMmRussian
Russian form of EPHRAIM.
YUUNAfJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or (na), a phonetic character. Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
YUZUKIfJapanese
From Japanese (yuzu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
ZISELfYiddish
Variant of SISEL.