Estonian Names

Estonian names are used in the country of Estonia in northern Europe.
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AGE (2)   f   Estonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
ALVAR   m   Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
ANDRES   m   Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDRUS   m   Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANNA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANU (1)   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ANNA.
AVE   f   Estonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".
EDVIN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian form of EDWIN.
EHA   f   Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
ELIISABET   f   Estonian
Estonian form of ELIZABETH.
EVELIN   f   German, Estonian, Hungarian
German, Estonian and Hungarian form of EVELINA.
GEORG   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
HEINO   m   German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HENDRIK   m   Dutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HILLAR   m   Estonian
Estonian form of HILARIUS.
JAAGUP   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAK   m   Estonian, Flemish
Estonian form of JACOB or JAMES, and a Flemish short form of JACOB.
JAAKOB   m   Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAAN   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
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".
JOHANNA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, English, Late Roman
Latinate form of Ioanna (see JOANNA).
JOHANNES   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
JOOSEP   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOSEPH.
JUHAN   m   Estonian
Estonian form of JOHN.
KADRI   f   Estonian
Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KAIA   f   Norwegian, Estonian
Diminutive of KATARINA or KATARIINA.
KAISA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KAJA (1)   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Estonian, Slovene
Scandinavian diminutive of KATARINA.
KAJA (3)   f   Estonian
Means "echo" in Estonian.
KALEV (1)   m   Estonian
Estonian form of KALEVA. This was the name of a hero in Estonian mythology.
KALJU   m   Estonian
Means "rock, boulder" in Estonian.
KATARIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of KATHERINE.
KATI   f   Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of KATARIINA and a Hungarian diminutive of KATALIN.
KATRIN   f   German, Swedish, Estonian
German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE.
KOIT   m   Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
KRISTIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTJAN   m   Estonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
LAGLE   f   Estonian
Means "goose" in Estonian.
LAINE   f   Estonian
Means "wave" in Estonian.
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]
LEELO   f   Estonian
Means "folk song" in Estonian.
LEENA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of HELENA or MATLEENA.
LIIS   f   Estonian
Estonian short form of ELIISABET.
LIISA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISI   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISU   f   Estonian
Estonian diminutive of ELIISABET.
LOVIISE   f   Estonian
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUULE   f   Estonian
Means "poetry" in Estonian.
MAARIKA   f   Estonian, Finnish
Diminutive of MAARJA (Estonian) or MAARIA (Finnish).
MAARJA   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARIA.
MAIMU   f   Estonian
Means "little" in Estonian.
MARE   f   Estonian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with mar.
MARET   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGIT   f   Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARI (1)   f   Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA. It is also a Scandinavian form of MARIE.
MIHKEL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
NIGUL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
OLAVI   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLEV   m   Estonian
Estonian form of OLAF.
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]
PAAVO   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PEETER   m   Estonian
Estonian form of PETER.
PIIA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
PRIIDIK   m   Estonian
Estonian form of FREDERICK.
PRIIT   m   Estonian
Short form of PRIIDIK.
RAIN (2)   m   Estonian
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
RIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Short form of KATARIINA.
SIGRID   f   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIIRI   f   Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
TAAVET   m   Estonian
Estonian form of DAVID.
TAAVI   m   Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of DAVID.
TARMO   m   Estonian, Finnish
Means "vigour, energy, drive" in Estonian and Finnish.
TERJE (2)   f   Estonian
Estonian form of TERHI.
TIITUS   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of TITUS.
TÕNIS   m   Estonian
Estonian form of ANTHONY.
TOOMAS   m   Estonian
Estonian form of THOMAS.
TRIINU   f   Estonian
Diminutive of KATARIINA.
TUULE   f   Estonian
Estonian form of TUULI.
VIKTORIA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
German and Scandinavian variant of VICTORIA. It is also a variant transcription of VIKTORIYA.
VILLEM   m   Estonian
Estonian form of WILLIAM.
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