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Usage: English, Scottish, Breton, French
Pronounced: AL-ən(English) A-LAHN(French)
Rating: 43% based on 59 votes
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.
This was the name of several dukes of Brittany, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman Conquest. Famous modern bearers include Alan Shepard (1923-1998), the first American in space and the fifth man to walk on the moon, and Alan Turing (1912-1954), a British mathematician and computer scientist.
Rating: 68% based on 60 votes
From the name of a type of lily, of Latin origin. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos)
Usage: English, Irish
Rating: 51% based on 28 votes
From an Irish surname that was derived from Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
Usage: Irish, English
Rating: 50% based on 60 votes
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Donndubháin
meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN
Rating: 32% based on 57 votes
Transferred use of the surname Flint
Usage: Scottish, English
Pronounced: GRAY-əm(English) GRAM(English)
Rating: 66% based on 28 votes
From a Scottish surname, originally derived from the English place name Grantham
, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English
. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham. A famous bearer was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone.
Usage: Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Greek
Other Scripts: Ιρις(Greek)
Pronounced: IE-ris(English) EE-ris(German, Dutch) EE-rees(Finnish, Spanish) EE-REES(French)
Rating: 69% based on 62 votes
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
Usage: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
Other Scripts: יוֹאֵל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: JO-əl(English) JOL(English) kho-EHL(Spanish) zhoo-EHL(Portuguese) YO-ehl(Swedish, Finnish)
Rating: 60% based on 57 votes
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el)
is God", from the elements יוֹ (yo)
and אֵל ('el)
, both referring to the Hebrew God. Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament
, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation
Rating: 37% based on 58 votes
From a surname, originally from an English place name, which meant "fallow land" in Old English
. A famous bearer was the politician, businessman and Stanford University founder Leland Stanford (1824-1893).
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Pronounced: MANG-nuys(Swedish) MAHNG-noos(Norwegian) MOW-noos(Danish) MAG-nəs(English)
Rating: 31% based on 27 votes
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint
who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne
, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni
). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
Usage: German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: Ματθιας(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: ma-TEE-as(German) maht-TEE-ahs(Swedish) MA-TYAS(French) mə-THIE-əs(English) MAT-tee-as(Classical Latin)
Rating: 54% based on 57 votes
Variant of Matthaios
), which appears in the New Testament
as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas
Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.
Rating: 52% based on 56 votes
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Usage: Biblical, English, Jewish
Other Scripts: שְׁלֹמֹה(Hebrew)
Pronounced: SAHL-ə-mən(American English) SAWL-ə-mən(British English)
Rating: 52% based on 59 votes
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh)
, which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom)
meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament
, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David
. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.
This name has never been overly common in the Christian world, and it is considered typically Jewish. It was however borne by an 11th-century Hungarian king.