Names Categorized "white"

This is a list of names in which the categories include white.
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AERONWEN f Welsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
AFRA (2) f Arabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
AILBHE f & m Irish
Possibly derived from the old Irish root albho meaning "white" or ail meaning "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.
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.
ÁKOS m Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "white falcon". This was the name of a medieval Hungarian clan.
ALBA (2) f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBUS.
ALBINO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALBINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of ALBUS. Saint Albinus (also called Aubin) was a 6th-century bishop of Angers in Brittany.
ALBUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
ALPIN m Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ailpein, possibly derived from a Pictish word meaning "white". This was the name of two kings of Dál Riata and two kings of the Picts in the 8th and 9th centuries.
ARJUNA m Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
ARWYN m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
AZUCENA f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
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 .
BAILA f Yiddish
Variant of BEYLE.
BARRFHIONN m Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARRFIND m Irish
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BERMET f Kyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
BERWYN m Welsh
Means "white head" from the Welsh elements barr "head" and wyn "white".
BIANCA f Italian, Romanian
Italian cognate of BLANCHE. Shakespeare used characters named Bianca in 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593) and 'Othello' (1603).
BISERA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
BISERKA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
BLANCA f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan cognate of BLANCHE.
BLANCHE f French, English
From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair". This name and its cognates in other languages are ultimately derived from the Germanic word blanc. An early bearer was the 12th-century Blanca of Navarre, the wife of Sancho III of Castile. Her granddaughter of the same name married Louis VIII of France, with the result that the name became more common in France.
BLANKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of BLANCHE in several languages.
BLODWEN f Welsh
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
BORA (2) f Albanian
Derived from Albanian borë meaning "snow".
BORIS m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
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.
BRONWEN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements bron "breast" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
BYELOBOG m Slavic Mythology
Means "the white god" from Slavic byelo "white" and bogu "god". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sun, happiness and fortune.
CAERWYN m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements caer "fortress" and gwyn "white, fair".
CAMELIA f Romanian
From camelie, the Romanian spelling of camellia (see CAMELLIA).
CAMELLIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.
CANDIDA f Late Roman, English
Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play 'Candida' (1898).
CAOILFHIONN f Irish
Derived from the Gaelic elements caol "slender" and fionn "fair". This was the name of several Irish saints.
CARWYN m Welsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CELESTINE f & m English
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELINDA f English (Rare)
Probably a blend of CELIA and LINDA. This is also the Spanish name for a variety of shrub with white flowers, known as sweet mock-orange in English (species Philadelphus coronarius).
CERIDWEN f Welsh
Possibly from Welsh cyrrid "bent" or cerdd "poetry" combined with ven "woman" or gwen "white, fair, blessed". According to medieval Welsh legend this was the name of a sorceress or goddess who created a potion that would grant wisdom to her son Morfan. The potion was instead consumed by her servant Gwion Bach, who was subsequently reborn as the renowned bard Taliesin.
CHÂU f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
DAFFODIL f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
DAISY f English
Simply from the English word for the white flower, ultimately derived from Old English dægeseage meaning "day eye". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.
DAR f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DOVE f English
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
ĐURĐICA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
DURDONA f Uzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
EDUR m Basque (Rare)
Masculine form of EDURNE.
EGLANTINE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the flower also known as sweetbrier. It was first used as a given name (in the form Eglentyne) in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century story 'The Prioress's Tale'.
EIRA (1) f Welsh
Means "snow" in Welsh.
EIRLYS f Welsh
Means "snowdrop" in Welsh.
EIRWEN f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh elements eira "snow" and gwen "white, blessed".
ELVA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of AILBHE.
ENDZELA f Georgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
ERICA f English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERIKA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
EURWEN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
FANNAR m Icelandic
Possibly derived from Old Norse fǫnn meaning "snow drift".
FENELLA f Scottish
Anglicized form of FIONNUALA.
FINDLAY m Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.
FINGAL m Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Fionnghall meaning "white stranger", derived from fionn "white, fair" and gall "stranger". This was the name of the hero in James Macpherson's epic poem 'Fingal' (1762), which he claimed to have based on early Gaelic legends about Fionn mac Cumhail.
FINNIAN m Irish
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints.
FINTAN m Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white bull" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
FIONN m Irish, Irish Mythology
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar.
FIONNBHARR m Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.
FIONNLAGH m Irish, Scottish
Means "white warrior" from Gaelic fionn "white, fair" and laogh "warrior".
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.
FJOLLA f Albanian
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
FUNDA f Turkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
FUYUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (fuyu) meaning "winter" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
GARDENIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GREET f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRÉTA f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETA f German, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHEN f German, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETE f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETEL f German
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of MARGRETHE.
GRIET f Dutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GUINEVERE f Arthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, derived from the elements gwen meaning "fair, white, blessed" and sebara meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.... [more]
GWEN f Welsh, English
From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It can also be a short form of GWENDOLEN, GWENLLIAN, and other names beginning with Gwen.
GWENAËL m French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
GWENDA f Welsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWENDOLEN f Welsh
Means "white ring", derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and dolen meaning "ring, loop". This was the name of a mythical queen of the Britons who defeated her husband in battle, as told by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
GWENFREWI f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and frewi meaning "reconciliation, peace". This was the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint and martyr.
GWENLLIAN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and llian meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
GWYN m Welsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEIRA f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira meaning "snow".
GWYNN m Welsh
Variant of GWYN.
GYÖNGYI f Hungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
HADLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HANGA f Hungarian
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
HAUKEA f Hawaiian
Means "white snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and kea "white".
HAUNANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and nani "beauty, glory".
HEATHER f English
From the English word heather for the variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers, which commonly grow in rocky areas. It is derived from Middle English hather. It was first used as a given name in the late 19th century, though it did not become popular until the last half of the 20th century.
HEDLEY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather clearing" in Old English.
HELMI f Finnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HYEON-JU f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYUN-JOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see HYEON-JU).
INZHU f Kazakh
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
IRIT f Hebrew
Means "asphodel flower" in Hebrew.
IVANČICA f Croatian
Means "daisy" in Croatian.
IVORY m & f African American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance that comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
JASMIJN f Dutch
Dutch form of JASMINE.
JASMIN (1) f German, Finnish, English
German and Finnish form of JASMINE, as well as an English variant.
JASMIN (2) m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of JASMINE.
JASMINA f Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Form of JASMINE in several languages.
JASMINE f English, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers that is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen), which is also a Persian name.
JASMINKA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JÁZMIN f Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASMINE.
JESSAMINE f English (Rare)
From a variant spelling of the English word jasmine (see JASMINE), used also to refer to flowering plants in the cestrum family.
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]
JUMANA f Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمانة (see JUMANA).
KALIN m Bulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALINA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KANIEHTIIO f Native American, Mohawk
Means "beautiful snow" in Mohawk.
KIELO f Finnish
Means "lily of the valley" in Finnish.
LABAN m Biblical
Derived from Hebrew לָבָן (lavan) meaning "white". In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rachel and Leah.
LACHTNA m Irish
Means "milk-coloured" in Irish Gaelic. According to legend this was the name of an ancestor of the Irish king Brian Boru.
LEIMOMI f Hawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
LEOCADIA f Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name that might be derived from the name of the Greek island of Leucadia or from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white" (which is also the root of the island's name). Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LILAC f English (Rare)
From the English word for the shrub with purple or white flowers. It is derived via Arabic from Persian.
LILACH f Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LULIT f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
LULU (2) f Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
LUMI f Finnish
Means "snow" in Finnish.
MAARIT f Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MADARA f Latvian
From the Latvian name for a type of flowering plant, known as cleavers or bedstraw in English.
MADELIEF f Dutch
Derived from Dutch madeliefje meaning "daisy".
MADGE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAGGIE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAIGHREAD f Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRÉAD f Irish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREAD f Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRWEN f Welsh
Combination of MAIR and Welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
MAISIE f Scottish, English (British)
Scottish diminutive of MAIREAD.
MALATI f Indian, Hindi
Means "jasmine" in Sanskrit.
MAŁGORZATA f Polish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MAŁGOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
MAMIE f English
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MANANA f Georgian
Means "heather" in Georgian.
MARED f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARET f Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGAID f Manx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGALIT f Hebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGAREETA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
MARGARET f English
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari). Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.... [more]
MARGARÉTA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGARETE f German
German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHA f Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHE f German, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGARETTA f English
Latinate form of MARGARET.
MARGARID f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մարգարիտ (see MARGARIT).
MARGARIDA f Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARIT f Armenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARGARITA f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGAUX f French
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town. It was borne by Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996), granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, who had it changed from Margot.
MARGE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGED f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARGERY f English
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
MARGHERITA f Italian
Italian form of MARGARET. This is also the Italian word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGIE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGIT f Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARGITA f Slovak
Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGOT f French
French short form of MARGARET.
MARGREET f Limburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of MARGARET and a Dutch variant of MARGRIET.
MARGRÉT f Icelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETE f Norwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARGRIET f Dutch
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGRIT f German
German variant form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITE f French
French form of MARGARET. This is also the French word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIT f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARITA (2) f Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARJETA f Slovene
Slovene form of MARGARET.
MARJORIE f English
Medieval variant of MARGERY, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
MARJORY f English
Variant of MARJORIE.
MARKÉTA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARKETTA f Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MARSAILI f Scottish
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
MÄRTA f Swedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MARYAM f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bashkir, Tatar
Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bashkir and Tatar form of Miryam (see MARY). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
MARZENA f Polish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MAY f English
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MAYME f English
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MEAGAN f English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHAN f English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEG f English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET. It is now also used as a short form of the related name MEGAN.
MEGAN f Welsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGY f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHAN f English
Variant of MEGAN.
MELATI f Indonesian, Malay
Means "jasmine flower" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मालती (malati).
MERERID f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETE f Danish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERIT (2) f Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
META f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METTE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MOMI f Hawaiian
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
MORVARID f Persian
Means "pearl" in Persian.
MÜGE f Turkish
Means "lily of the valley" in Turkish (species Convallaria majalis).
MYSIE f Scottish
Variant of MAISIE.
NARCÍS m Catalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NARCISSA f Late Roman
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISSUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NARCYZ m Polish
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
NARGES f Persian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NERGİS f Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NEVADA f English
From the name of the American state, which means "snow-capped" in Spanish.
NIEVES f Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
OLWEN f Welsh
Means "white footprint" from Welsh ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". In Welsh legend Olwen was a beautiful maiden, the lover of Culhwch and the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Her father insisted that Culhwch complete several seemingly impossible tasks before he would allow them to marry, and Culhwch was successful with all of them.
PAAIE f Manx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PEARL f English
From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
PEARLE f English
Variant of PEARL.
PEARLIE f English
Diminutive of PEARL.
PEG f English
Short form of PEGGY.
PEGGIE f English
Variant of PEGGY.
PEGGY f English
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEIGI f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PENINNAH f Biblical
Means "precious stone, pearl" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the wives of Elkanah, the other being Hannah.
PERLA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLE f French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERLIE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of PEARL.
PERLITA f Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
REETA f Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTA f Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
RHONWEN f Welsh
Means either "fair spear" or "fair hair" in Welsh. The first element is either rhon "spear" or rhawn "(coarse) hair", and the second element is gwen "fair, white, blessed".
RIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "reason, logic" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RINA (4) f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (na), a phonetic character, or (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RIO (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
RITA f Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
ROSALBA f Italian
Italian name meaning "white rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and alba "white". A famous bearer was the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).
ROSALVA f Spanish
Variant of ROSALBA.
SADAF f Arabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SEDEF f Turkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SHINJU f Japanese
From Japanese 真珠 (shinju) meaning "pearl".
SHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 四郎 (see SHIROU).
SHWETA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SMILTĖ f Lithuanian
Means "sandwort" in Lithuanian, referring to flowering plants from the genus Arenaria.
TEGWEN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements teg "fair" and gwen "blessed".
TRENA f Macedonian
Short form of TRENDAFILKA.
TRENDAFILKA f Macedonian
Derived from Macedonian трендафил (trendafil) meaning "eglantine, sweet briar".
TSUBAKI f Japanese
From Japanese 椿 (tsubaki) meaning "camellia flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
TUSHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
TUYẾT f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuyết) meaning "snow".
WENDY f English
In the case of the character from J. M. Barrie's play 'Peter Pan' (1904), it was created from the nickname fwendy "friend", given to the author by a young friend. However, the name was used prior to the play (rarely), in which case it could be related to the Welsh name GWENDOLEN and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". The name only became common after Barrie's play ran.
WHITAKER m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "white field" in Old English.
WHITNEY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
WINTER f English (Modern)
From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter.
WYN m Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwyn meaning "blessed, white, fair".
XUE f & m Chinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XUN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YASAMIN f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian یاسمین (see YASMIN).
YASEMİN f Turkish
Turkish form of JASMINE.
YASMEEN f Persian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian یاسمین or Arabic ياسمين (see YASMIN).
YASMIN f Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
From Persian یاسمن (yasamen) meaning "jasmine". In modern times it has been used in the English-speaking world, as a variant of JASMINE.
YASMINA f Arabic
Variant of YASMIN.
YASMINE f Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Persian یاسمین or Arabic ياسمين (see YASMIN).
YUKI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUKIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (ki) meaning "joy" or (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
ZAL m Persian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a white-haired warrior.