Names Categorized "trees"

This is a list of names in which the categories include trees.
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ACACIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a type of tree, ultimately deriving from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point".
ÆSC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
AIRI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
ALLON   m   Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALON   m   Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALONA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ALON.
ALTWIDUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
AMARANTE   f   French (Rare)
French form of AMARANTHA.
AMIR (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
AMIRA (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of AMIR (2).
ANARA   f   Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.
ANARGUL   f   Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANKUR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
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.
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".
ASCELIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASCO   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASH   m & f   English
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASHTON   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASK   m   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ASKR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ASPEN   f   English (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
ASSE   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
ASWATHI   m   Indian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
AVALON   f   English (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.
AYLA (1)   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ELAH.
ĄŽUOLAS   m   Lithuanian
Means "oak" in Lithuanian.
BAI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BARCLAY   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was likely derived from the English place name Berkeley, meaning "birch wood" in Old English.
BENTLEY   m   English
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.
BESSARION   m   Late Greek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.
BIPIN   m   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BJÖRK   f   Icelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
BOR   m   Slovene
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".
BORÓKA   f   Hungarian
Means "juniper" in Hungarian.
BRISCOE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "birch wood" in Old Norse.
CASSIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CASSIUS.
CEDAR   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word for the coniferous tree, derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κεδρος (kedros).
CELYN   m   Welsh
Means "holly" in Welsh.
CHERRY   f   English
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.
CORNEL   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CYPRIAN   m   Polish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
DAIKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
DARA (1)   m   Irish
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.
DEFOREST   m   English
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
DEFORREST   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DEFOREST.
DEKEL   m   Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DIKLA   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DIKLAH   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DUBRAVKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
EBONY   f   English
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
EGLĖ   f   Lithuanian
Means "spruce tree" in Lithuanian. In a Lithuanian legend Eglė was a young woman who married a sea snake.
ELAH   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELMER   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR. In the United States it is sometimes given in honour of brothers Jonathan (1745-1817) and Ebenezer Elmer (1752-1843), who were active in early American politics.
ELON   m   Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites according to the Old Testament.
ELOWEN   f   Cornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELWOOD   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.
EMBLA   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
EÓGAN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older Irish form of EOGHAN.
EOGHAN   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
EREZ   m   Hebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
ERWAN   m   Breton
Breton form of IVO (1) or YVES.
ERWANN   m   Breton
Variant of ERWAN.
ESE   m   Frisian
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
EUAN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
EVANDER (2)   m   Scottish, English
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
EVETTE   f   English
Variant of YVETTE.
EVONNE   f   English
Variant of YVONNE.
EWAN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
EWEN   m   Scottish
Variant of EWAN.
FİDAN   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
FOREST   m   English
Variant of FORREST, or else directly from the English word forest.
FORREST   m   English
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
GARRICK   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
GINEVRA   f   Italian
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
GOLNAR   f   Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and انار (anar) "pomegranate".
GROVER   m   English
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program 'Sesame Street'.
GWYDION   m   Welsh Mythology
Means "born of trees" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, Gwydion was the nephew of Math, and like him a powerful magician. He was the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, for whom he fashioned a wife, Blodeuwedd, out of flowers.
HADAS   f   Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAZE   f   English (Rare)
Short form of HAZEL.
HAZEL   f   English
From the English word hazel for the tree or the light brown colour, derived ultimately from Old English hæsel. It was coined as a given name in the 19th century.
HIDEKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" or (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" combined with (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HIROKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (hiro) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HODE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of HADASSAH.
HODEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of HODE.
HOLLIE   f   English
Variant of HOLLY.
HOLLIS   m & f   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English holis "holly trees". It was originally given to a person who lived near a group of those trees.
HOLLY   f   English
From the English word for the holly tree, ultimately derived from Old English holen.
IEVA   f   Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian form of EVE. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian word for a type of cherry tree (species Prunus padus).
ILAN   m   Hebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ILANA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ILANIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ÍOMHAR   m   Irish
Irish form of IVOR.
IOMHAR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of IVOR.
ITAMAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
ITHAMAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
ITSUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (itsuki) meaning "tree", using the kanji's nanori reading. Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
IVA (1)   f   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVA (3)   f   Czech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
IVAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of IVOR.
ÍVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
IVES   m   History
English form of YVES, used to refer to Saint Ives (also called Ivo) of Huntingdonshire, a semi-legendary English bishop.
IVET   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of YVETTE.
IVETA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YVETTE.
IVETTE   f   Spanish
Spanish form of YVETTE.
IVKA   f   Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech
Diminutive of IVA (1), IVA (2) or IVA (3).
IVO (1)   m   German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IVONETTE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of YVONNE.
IVONNE   f   Spanish, German, Dutch
Spanish, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IVOR   m   Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English (British)
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
IWO   m   Polish
Polish form of IVO (1).
IWONA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of YVON.
JAVOR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JELA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JELENA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELKA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
JUNIPER   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of tree, derived ultimately from Latin iuniperus.
JUNÍPERO   m   Various
This was the name assumed by the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan monk Miguel José Serra, a missionary to California. He named himself after one of Saint Francis's companions, who was named from Latin iuniperus "juniper".
KAEDE   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (kaede) meaning "maple" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
KALIN   m   Bulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KAURI   m   Maori
From the name of a type of tree found in New Zealand (species Agathis australis).
KAZUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
KEITH   m   English, Scottish
From a Scottish surname which was originally derived from a place name, itself probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
KEKOA   m   Hawaiian
Means "the warrior" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and koa "warrior, koa tree".
KETZI'AH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEZIAH.
KEZIA   f   Biblical
Variant of KEZIAH.
KEZIAH   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name קְצִיעָה (Qetzi'ah) meaning "cassia, cinnamon", from the name of the spice tree. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Job.
KIEFER   m   English (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIRI   f   Maori
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-).
KIZZIE   f   English
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
KIZZY   f   English
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'.
KOA   m   Hawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAUREL   f   English
From the name of the laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus.
LAURELLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAUREL.
LAURENCE (1)   m   English
From the Roman cognomen Laurentius, which meant "from Laurentum". Laurentum was a city in ancient Italy, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus "laurel". Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome. According to tradition he was roasted alive on a gridiron because, when ordered to hand over the church's treasures, he presented the sick and poor. Due to the saint's popularity, the name came into general use in the Christian world (in various spellings).... [more]
LAVONE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAVONNE.
LAVONNE   f   English
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name YVONNE.
LENNOX   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the name of a district in Scotland. The district, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly means "place of elms".
LES   m   English
Short form of LESLIE or LESTER.
LESLEIGH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LESLIE.
LESLEY   f & m   English
Variant of LESLIE.
LESLIE   f & m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from a Scottish place name, probably derived from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In America it was more common as a feminine name after the 1940s.
LESLY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LESLIE.
LESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of names containing the sound les, such as LESLIE.
LIM   m & f   Chinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LIN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LINA (1)   f   Arabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LINDEN   m   English
From a German surname which was derived from linde meaning "lime tree".
LINDON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LYNDON.
LINFORD   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "lime tree ford" in Old English.
LINTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "lime tree town" in Old English.
LINWOOD   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
LORELLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAUREL.
LUBNA   f   Arabic
Means "storax tree" in Arabic. According to a 7th-century legend Lubna and Qays were a couple forced to divorce by Qays's father.
LUCINA   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin lucus meaning "grove", but later associated with lux "light". This was the name of a Roman goddess of childbirth.
LYNDON   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "lime tree hill" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
LYNTON   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LINTON.
LYNWOOD   m   English
Variant of LINWOOD.
MAI (1)   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot".
MEI (1)   f   Chinese
From Chinese (měi) meaning "beautiful" or (méi) meaning "plum", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MELIA   f   Greek 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.
MORIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
MYRA   f   English
Created by the 17th-century poet Fulke Greville. He possibly based it on Latin myrra meaning "myrrh" (a fragrant resin obtained from a tree). Otherwise, he may have simply rearranged the letters from the name MARY. Although unrelated etymologically, this is also the name of an ancient city of Anatolia.
NAOKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
NASH   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.
NGAIO   f   Maori
Maori name which is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree. This name was borne by New Zealand crime writer Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).
NIKAU   m   Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NOLL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NYSSA   f   Various
From the name of an ancient town of Asia Minor where Saint Gregory was bishop. Nyssa is also the genus name of a type of tree, also called the Tupelo.
OGDEN   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak valley" in Old English. A famous bearer was the humourous American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971).
OIHANA   f   Basque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OLIVA   f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLIVE   f   English
From the English word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva.
OLIVÉR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of OLIVER.
OLIVER   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OLIVERA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of OLIVER.
OLIVETTE   f   Literature
Feminine form of OLIVER. This was the name of the title character in the French opera 'Les noces d'Olivette' (1879) by Edmond Audran.
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLIVIER   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
OLIVIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of OLIVER.
OLIWIER   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of OLIVER.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OREN   m   Hebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORNA (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
ORNELLA   f   Italian
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".
OWEN (2)   m   Irish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
PALMER   m   English
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.
PALMIRA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of PALMIRO.
PALMIRO   m   Italian
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.
PERRY   m   English
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.
PIHLA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
PINJA   f   Finnish
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
POMONA   f   Roman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
RANDA   f   Arabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
RITVA   f   Finnish
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
ROWAN   m & f   Irish, English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning "descendant of RUADHÁN". This name can also be given in reference to the rowan tree.
ROWANNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROWAN.
SAKURA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom", though it is often written さくら using the hiragana writing system. It can also come from (saku) meaning "blossom" and (ra) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" as well as other kanji combinations.
SELBY   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SEQUOIA   f & m   English (Rare)
From the name of huge trees that grow in California. The tree got its name from the Cherokee scholar Sequoya (also known as George Guess), the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet.
SHAW (1)   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from Old English sceaga meaning "thicket".
SHELBY   m & f   English
From a surname, which was possibly a variant of SELBY. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie 'The Woman in Red' (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
SHERWOOD   m   English
From an English place name (or from a surname which was derived from it) meaning "bright forest". This was the name of the forest in which the legendary outlaw Robin Hood made his home.
SILAS   m   English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SILOUANOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILVA   f   Bulgarian, Slovene
Short form of SILVIYA or SILVIJA.
SILVANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of SILVANUS.
SILVANO   m   Italian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUS   m   Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVESTER   m   Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTR   m   Czech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRA   f   Italian, Slovene
Feminine form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRO   m   Italian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
SILVIE   f   Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SILVIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SILVIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUS   m   Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SILVIYA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
SLY   m   English
Short form of SYLVESTER. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a well-known bearer of this nickname.
SØLVI   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOMA   m   Hungarian
From Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree".
SYLVAIN   m   French
French form of SILVANUS.
SYLVAINE   f   French
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVESTER   m   English, Dutch, Danish, German
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.
SYLVESTRE   m   French
French form of SILVESTER.
SYLVI   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
SYLVIANE   f   French
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIANNE   f   French (Rare)
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIE   f   French
French form of SILVIA.
SYLWESTER   m   Polish
Polish form of SILVESTER.
SYLWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of SILVIA.
SZILVESZTER   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of SILVESTER.
SZILVIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
TAIKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAIMI   f   Finnish
Means "sapling, young tree" in Finnish.
TAMAR   f   Hebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "palm tree" 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.
TAMARA   f   Russian, 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).
TAMARI   f   Georgian
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
TAMERA   f   English
Variant of TAMARA.
TAMI   f   English
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMIA   f   English (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.
TAMMARA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of TAMARA.
TAMMI   f   English
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMIE   f   English
Variant of TAMMY.
TAMMY   f   English
Short form of TAMARA and other names beginning with Tam.
TAMRA   f   English
Contracted form of TAMARA.
TANE   m   Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tane was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.
THAMAR   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of TAMAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
TOMA (1)   f   Russian
Diminutive of TAMARA.
TOMER   m   Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TUBA   f   Arabic, Turkish
From the name of a type of tree that is believed to grow in heaven in Islamic tradition. It means "blessedness" in Arabic.
TUĞBA   f   Turkish
Turkish variant form of TUBA.
TUIJA   f   Finnish
Means "cedar" in Finnish.
TUULIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "little wind" in Finnish, derived from tuuli "wind". This was the name of a Finnish forest goddess, the daughter of Tapio.
VESA (1)   m   Finnish
Means "sprout, young tree" in Finnish.
VESTER   m   Danish
Short form of SYLVESTER.
VIPIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
WIDOGAST   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and gast "stranger, guest".
WILFORD   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "willow ford" in Old English.
WILLOUGHBY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "willow town" in Old English.
WILLOW   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the tree, which is ultimately derived from Old English welig.
WILT   m   English
Short form of WILTON. This name was borne by basketball player Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999).
WILTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the names of several English towns. The town names mean variously "willow town", "well town" or "town on the River Wylye" in Old English. The river name is itself of Celtic origin, possibly meaning "tricky".
YASEN   m   Bulgarian
Means both "ash tree" and "clear, serene" in Bulgarian.
YAVOR   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JAVOR.
YESENIA   f   Spanish (Latin American)
From Jessenia, the genus name of a type of tree found in South America. This name was first used by Yolanda Vargas in the Telenovela 'Yesenia' (1970).
YORK   m   English
From a surname, which was derived from York, the name of a city in northern England. The city name was originally Eburacon, Latinized as Eboracum, meaning "yew" in Brythonic, but it was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic, meaning "pig farm".
YVES   m   French
Medieval French form of IVO (1). This was the name of two French saints: an 11th-century bishop of Chartres and a 13th-century parish priest and lawyer, also known as Ivo of Kermartin, the patron saint of Brittany.
YVETTE   f   French, English
French feminine form of YVES.
YVO   m   Dutch
Variant of IVO (1).
YVON   m   French
Medieval diminutive of YVES.
YVONNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of YVON. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
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