Sofia's Personal Name List

ADAM
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Other Scripts: Адам (Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Macedonian), אָדָם (Hebrew), آدم (Arabic), ადამ (Georgian), Αδαμ (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: A-dəm (English), A-DAHN (French), A-dam (German, Polish, Arabic), A-dahm (Dutch), u-DAM (Russian), ah-DAHM (Ukrainian)
Rating: 68% based on 39 votes
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".

According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam was created from the earth by God (there is a word play on Hebrew אֲדָמָה ('adamah) "earth"). He and Eve were supposedly the first humans, living happily in the Garden of Eden until they ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. As a result they were expelled from Eden to the lands to the east, where they gave birth the second generation, including Cain, Abel and Seth.

As an English Christian name, Adam has been common since the Middle Ages, and it received a boost after the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Scottish economist Adam Smith (1723-1790).

ADELAIDE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian, Portuguese
Pronounced: A-də-layd (English), a-de-LIE-de (Italian), ə-də-LIED (Portuguese)
Rating: 65% based on 30 votes
From the French form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and heid "kind, sort, type". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great. The name became common in Britain in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.

ADRIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Other Scripts: Адриан (Russian)
Pronounced: AY-dree-ən (English), A-dryan (Polish), A-dree-an (German), u-dryi-AN (Russian)
Rating: 51% based on 25 votes
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.

AILSA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Scottish
Rating: 43% based on 21 votes
From Ailsa Craig, the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland, which is of uncertain derivation.

ALASDAIR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish
Rating: 69% based on 33 votes
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.

ALEXIS
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
Other Scripts: Αλεξης (Greek), Αλεξις (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: a-LE-ksis (German), A-LEK-SEE (French), ə-LEK-sis (English)
Rating: 62% based on 25 votes
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.

AMADEUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Roman
Pronounced: ahm-ə-DAY-əs (English), ahm-ə-DEE-əs (English)
Rating: 56% based on 32 votes
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.

ANASTASIOS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Greek, Ancient Greek
Other Scripts: Αναστασιος (Greek)
Rating: 51% based on 16 votes
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.

ANDREA (1)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: an-DRE-a
Rating: 46% based on 31 votes
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.

ANEIRIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 52% based on 14 votes
Welsh name, originally spelled Neirin, which possibly means "noble". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet.

ANEURIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 41% based on 30 votes
Form of ANEIRIN.

ANGEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Other Scripts: Ангел (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
Pronounced: AYN-jəl (English)
Personal note: middle name
Rating: 41% based on 24 votes
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.

ANIKA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Dutch, Danish, Slovene
Pronounced: A-nee-ka (German)
Rating: 62% based on 31 votes
German, Dutch, Danish and Slovene diminutive of ANNA or ANA.

ANNA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: 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
Other Scripts: Αννα (Greek), Анна (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Church Slavic)
Pronounced: AN-ə (English), AN-na (Italian, Polish, Icelandic), A-na (German, Greek), AHN-nah (Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish), AN-nah (Danish), AWN-naw (Hungarian), AN-nə (Russian, Catalan)
Rating: 72% based on 32 votes
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.

The name was borne by several Russian royals, including an 18th-century empress of Russia. It is also the name of the main character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'Anna Karenina' (1877), about a married aristocrat who begins an ultimately tragic relationship with Count Vronsky.

ANNABETH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: AN-ə-beth
Rating: 59% based on 13 votes
Combination of ANNA and BETH.

ANNALENA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German
Rating: 48% based on 5 votes
Combination of ANNA and LENA.

ANOUK
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Dutch, French
Rating: 48% based on 18 votes
Dutch and French diminutive of ANNA.

ANTIGONE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Αντιγονη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: an-TIG-ə-nee (English)
Rating: 41% based on 20 votes
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονη (gone) "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.

ARIEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: אֲרִיאֵל (Hebrew), Αριηλ (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: AR-ee-əl (English), ER-ee-əl (English), AY-ree-əl (English), A-RYEL (French)
Rating: 39% based on 16 votes
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).

ATENA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Catalan, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian
Rating: 47% based on 7 votes
Catalan, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian form of Athena.

ATHENA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology, English
Other Scripts: Αθηνα (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: A-TE-NA (Classical Greek), ə-THEE-nə (English)
Rating: 56% based on 18 votes
Meaning unknown, perhaps derived from Greek αθηρ (ather) "sharp" and αινη (aine) "praise". Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, the daughter of Zeus and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. She is associated with the olive tree and the owl.

AUDREY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: AW-dree
Rating: 60% based on 27 votes
Medieval diminutive of ÆÐELÞRYÐ. This was the name of a 7th-century saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. It was also borne by a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It' (1599). At the end of the Middle Ages the name became rare due to association with the word tawdry (which was derived from St. Audrey, the name of a fair where cheap lace was sold), but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).

AUGUST
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
Pronounced: OW-guwst (German), OW-goost (Polish), AW-gəst (English)
Rating: 63% based on 29 votes
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS.

AURORA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Pronounced: ow-RO-ra (Spanish, Classical Latin), ə-RAWR-ə (English), OW-ro-rah (Finnish)
Rating: 55% based on 30 votes
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.

AUSTIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: AWS-tin
Rating: 42% based on 18 votes
Medieval contracted form of AUGUSTINE (1). Modern use of the name is probably also partly inspired by the common surname Austin, which is of the same origin. This is also the name of a city in Texas.

BARBARA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Late Roman
Pronounced: BAHR-bə-rə (English), BAHR-brə (English), BAR-BA-RA (French), BAR-ba-ra (German), bar-BA-ra (Polish), BAWR-baw-raw (Hungarian)
Rating: 42% based on 20 votes
Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.

BASTIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German
Pronounced: BAS-tyan
Rating: 44% based on 16 votes
Short form of SEBASTIAN.

BEATRICE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, English, Swedish
Pronounced: be-a-TREE-che (Italian), BEE-ə-tris (English), BEET-ris (English), BE-ah-trees (Swedish), be-ah-TREES (Swedish)
Rating: 66% based on 28 votes
Italian form of BEATRIX. Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She serves as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem the 'Divine Comedy' (1321). This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599), in which Beatrice and Benedick are fooled into confessing their love for one another.

BELÉN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: be-LEN
Rating: 47% based on 29 votes
Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born. The town's name is derived via Greek from Hebrew בֵּית לָחֶם (beit lachem) meaning "house of bread".

BELMA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Bosnian, Turkish
Rating: 34% based on 7 votes

BETHANY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: BETH-ə-nee (English)
Rating: 45% based on 19 votes
From the name of a biblical town, possibly derived from Hebrew בֵּית־תְּאֵנָה (beit-te'enah) meaning "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.

BOJAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Other Scripts: Бојан (Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced: BO-yan (Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian)
Rating: 43% based on 15 votes
Derived from the Slavic element boji meaning "battle". This was the name of a 9th-century Bulgarian saint.

BOLTO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Croatian
Pronounced: BAWL-taw
Rating: 37% based on 7 votes
Croatian short form of Baltazar, cognate of Slovene Boltežar and Hungarian Boldizsár.

BRAM
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Dutch
Pronounced: BRAHM
Rating: 48% based on 28 votes
Short form of ABRAHAM. This name was borne by Bram Stoker (1847-1912), the Irish author who wrote 'Dracula'.

BRODY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BRO-dee
Rating: 31% based on 19 votes
From a surname which was originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It probably means "ditch, mire" in Gaelic.

BYRON
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BIE-rən
Rating: 43% based on 15 votes
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), the writer of 'Don Juan' and many other works.

CALLUM
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish
Pronounced: KAL-um
Rating: 65% based on 19 votes
Variant of CALUM.

CASSANDER
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Κασσανδρος (Ancient Greek)
Rating: 40% based on 4 votes
Latinized form of Greek Κασσανδρος (Kassandros), the masculine form of CASSANDRA. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Macedon.

CASSANDRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Κασσανδρα (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: kə-SAN-drə (English), kə-SAHN-drə (English), kas-SAN-dra (Italian), ka-SAN-dra (German)
Rating: 78% based on 6 votes
From the Greek name Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), derived from possibly κεκασμαι (kekasmai) "to excel, to shine" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek myth Cassandra was a Trojan princess, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies.

In the Middle Ages this name was common in England due to the popularity of medieval tales about the Trojan War. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.

CHARLOTTE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Pronounced: SHAR-LAWT (French), SHAHR-lət (English), shar-LAW-tə (German), shah-LOT (Swedish), shahr-LAWT-tə (Dutch)
Rating: 70% based on 33 votes
French feminine diminutive of CHARLES. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. A notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Villette'.

CONNOR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish, English (Modern)
Pronounced: KAHN-ər (English)
Rating: 65% based on 17 votes
Variant of CONOR.

DALIA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Rating: 60% based on 27 votes
Spanish form of DAHLIA. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.

DAVID
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Other Scripts: דָּוִד (Hebrew), Давид (Russian, Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced: DAY-vid (English), dah-VEED (Hebrew), DA-VEED (French), da-BEEDH (Spanish), DA-vit (German), DAH-vid (Swedish, Norwegian), DAH-vit (Dutch), du-VYEET (Russian)
Rating: 57% based on 28 votes
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.

This name has been used in Britain since the Middle Ages. It has been especially popular in Wales, where it is used in honour of the 5th-century patron saint of Wales (also called Dewi), as well as in Scotland, where it was borne by two kings. Famous bearers include empiricist philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873), musician David Bowie (1947-2016), and soccer player David Beckham (1975-). This is also the name of the hero of Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical novel 'David Copperfield' (1850).

DECLAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish
Rating: 63% based on 22 votes
Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland.

DELANEY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: də-LAYN-ee
Rating: 36% based on 27 votes
From a surname: either the English surname DELANEY (1) or the Irish surname DELANEY (2).

DENALI
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: də-NAHL-ee
Rating: 46% based on 7 votes
From the indigenous Koyukon name of a mountain in Alaska, allegedly meaning "great one". Commonly known as Mount McKinley in the English-speaking world, Denali is the tallest peak in North America. It is also the name of a car brand (made by General Motors).

DMITAR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Croatian, Serbian
Other Scripts: Дмитар (Serbian)
Rating: 38% based on 15 votes
Croatian and Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.

DOMINIK
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Pronounced: DAW-mee-nik (German), DO-mi-nik (Czech), DO-mee-neek (Slovak), daw-MYEE-nyeek (Polish)
Rating: 57% based on 26 votes
Cognate of DOMINIC.

DOSIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Polish
Personal note: nickname
Rating: 41% based on 18 votes
Diminutive of TEODOZJA or DOROTA.

ELERI
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 46% based on 26 votes
Meaning unknown. In Welsh legend she was the daughter of the chieftain Brychan.

ELIAS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: Ηλιας (Greek)
Pronounced: ə-LEE-əsh (Portuguese), e-LEE-as (German), E-lee-ahs (Finnish), i-LIE-əs (English), ee-LIE-əs (English)
Rating: 68% based on 16 votes
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.

ELIJAH
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Hebrew, Biblical
Other Scripts: אֱלִיָּהוּ (Hebrew)
Pronounced: i-LIE-jə (English), i-LIE-zhə (English)
Rating: 56% based on 23 votes
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH". Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured.

Because Elijah was a popular figure in medieval tales, and because his name was borne by a few early saints (who are usually known by the Latin form Elias), the name came into general use during the Middle Ages. In medieval England it was usually spelled Elis. It died out there by the 16th century, but it was revived by the Puritans in the form Elijah after the Protestant Reformation.

ELIOENAI
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: אֶלְיוֹעֵינַי (Ancient Hebrew)
Rating: 40% based on 4 votes
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.

ELISABETH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Pronounced: e-LEE-za-bet (German), e-LEE-sah-bet (Danish), i-LIZ-ə-bəth (English)
Rating: 76% based on 29 votes
German and Dutch form of ELIZABETH. It is also a variant English form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.

EMANUEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Romanian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Pronounced: e-MA-nwel (German), E-ma-noo-el (Slovak)
Rating: 50% based on 26 votes
Form of EMMANUEL.

EMILIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Pronounced: e-MEE-lya (Italian, Spanish), E-mee-lee-ah (Finnish), e-MYEE-lya (Polish), e-MEE-lee-ah (Swedish)
Rating: 66% based on 27 votes
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).

EVA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Other Scripts: Ευα (Greek), Ева (Bulgarian, Russian, Church Slavic), ევა (Georgian)
Pronounced: E-ba (Spanish), E-va (Italian, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic), EE-və (English), E-fa (German), AY-vah (Dutch), E-vah (Danish), YE-və (Russian), E-wa (Classical Latin)
Personal note: pr. EH-vah
Rating: 68% based on 29 votes
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.

FABIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Dutch, Polish, History
Pronounced: FA-byan (German, Polish), FAH-bee-ahn (Dutch), FAY-bee-ən (English)
Rating: 44% based on 27 votes
From the Roman cognomen Fabianus, which was derived from FABIUS. Saint Fabian was a 3rd-century pope.

FÁTIMA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Portuguese, Spanish
Rating: 53% based on 23 votes
From the name of a town in Portugal, which is derived from the Arabic feminine name FATIMAH, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. The town became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

FINLAY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish, Scottish, English
Rating: 52% based on 19 votes
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.

FLORA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, German, Italian, Roman Mythology
Pronounced: FLAW-rə (English), FLO-ra (German)
Rating: 66% based on 28 votes
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.

FLORENCE
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: FLAWR-əns (English), FLAW-RAHNS (French)
Rating: 57% based on 30 votes
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.

The name can also be given in reference to the city in Italy, as in the case of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). She was a nurse in British hospitals during the Crimean War and is usually considered the founder of modern nursing.

GABRIEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: גַּבְרִיאֵל (Ancient Hebrew), Γαβριηλ (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: GA-BREE-YEL (French), ga-BRYEL (Spanish), GA-bree-el (German, Classical Latin), GAHB-ree-el (Finnish), GAY-bree-əl (English), GAB-ryel (Polish)
Rating: 67% based on 31 votes
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) "strong man, hero" and אֶל ('El) "God". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.

This name has been used occasionally in England since the 12th century. It was not common in the English-speaking world until the end of the 20th century.

GABRIELA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian
Other Scripts: Габриела (Bulgarian)
Pronounced: gab-RYE-la (Polish), ga-BRYE-la (Spanish), ga-bree-E-la (German)
Rating: 47% based on 29 votes
Feminine form of GABRIEL.

GAVIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Scottish
Pronounced: GAV-in (English)
Rating: 41% based on 31 votes
Medieval form of GAWAIN. Though it died out in England, it was reintroduced from Scotland in the 20th century.

GEORGIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Greek
Other Scripts: Γεωργια (Greek)
Pronounced: JAWR-jə (English)
Rating: 47% based on 27 votes
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).

GRACE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: GRAYS
Rating: 59% based on 29 votes
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.

GRANYA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Rating: 39% based on 14 votes
Variant of GRANIA.

HAWK
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Popular Culture
Rating: 54% based on 8 votes
From the English word for 'hawk', a predatory bird.

HERMIONE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: ‘Ερμιονη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: HER-MEE-O-NE (Classical Greek), hər-MIE-ə-nee (English)
Rating: 58% based on 27 votes
Derived from the name of the Greek messenger god HERMES. In Greek myth Hermione was the daughter of Menelaus and Helen. This is also the name of the wife of Leontes in Shakespeare's play 'The Winter's Tale' (1610). It is now closely associated with the character Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.

IAGAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish
Rating: 38% based on 5 votes
Variant of Aodhagán, a diminutive of AODH.

IAGO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Pronounced: ee-A-gaw (Welsh, Galician), ee-AH-go (English)
Rating: 44% based on 18 votes
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello' (1603).

IAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish, English
Pronounced: EE-ən (English)
Rating: 67% based on 22 votes
Scottish form of JOHN.

IANTO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 39% based on 16 votes
Diminutive of IFAN.

IDRIS (2)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 42% based on 25 votes
Means "ardent lord" from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with ris "ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive".

IGNATIUS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Roman
Pronounced: ig-NAY-shəs (English)
Rating: 55% based on 26 votes
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.

IKER
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Basque
Rating: 29% based on 16 votes
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.

IMMANUEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Other Scripts: עִמָּנוּאֵל (Hebrew)
Pronounced: i-MA-nwel (German)
Rating: 46% based on 17 votes
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.

IMRE
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hungarian
Pronounced: EEM-re
Rating: 41% based on 15 votes
Hungarian form of EMMERICH. This was the name of an 11th-century Hungarian saint, the son of Saint Istvan. He is also known as Emeric.

IÑAKI
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Basque
Pronounced: ee-NYAH-kee
Rating: 36% based on 27 votes
Basque form of IGNATIUS.

IRA (2)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian
Other Scripts: Ира (Russian)
Rating: 38% based on 26 votes
Short form of IRINA.

ISADORA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Rating: 57% based on 21 votes
Variant of ISIDORA. A famous bearer was the American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).

ISAURA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Pronounced: ee-SOW-ra (Spanish)
Rating: 44% based on 16 votes
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.

ISLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Scottish
Pronounced: IE-lə
Rating: 61% based on 17 votes
Variant of ISLAY, typically used as a feminine name.

ITAI
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: אִתַּי, אִיתַי (Hebrew)
Rating: 30% based on 16 votes
Hebrew form of ITHAI.

IZIDOR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Slovene
Rating: 40% based on 25 votes
Slovene form of ISIDORE.

JAMES
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: JAYMZ (English)
Rating: 76% based on 21 votes
English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (see JACOB). This was the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded under Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.

Since the 13th century this name has been used in England, though it became more common in Scotland where it was borne by several kings. In the 17th century the Scottish king James VI inherited the English throne, becoming the first ruler of all Britain, and the name grew much more popular. Famous bearers include the English explorer Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the Scottish inventor James Watt (1736-1819), and the Irish novelist and poet James Joyce (1882-1941). This name has also been borne by six American presidents. A notable fictional bearer is the British spy James Bond, created by author Ian Fleming.

JASON
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
Other Scripts: Ιασων (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: JAY-sən (English), ZHA-ZAWN (French)
Rating: 51% based on 17 votes
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal". In Greek mythology Jason was the leader of the Argonauts. After his uncle Pelias overthrew his father Aeson as king of Iolcos, Jason went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win back the throne. During his journeys he married the sorceress Medea, who helped him gain the fleece and kill his uncle, but who later turned against him when he fell in love with another woman.

This name also appears in the New Testament, belonging to man who sheltered Paul and Silas. In his case, it may represent a Hellenized form of a Hebrew name. It was not used in England until after the Protestant Reformation.

JETHRO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: יִתְרוֹ (Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: JETH-ro (English)
Rating: 48% based on 27 votes
From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro), which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter) meaning "abundance". According to the Old Testament, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name was Jethro Tull (1674-1741), an English inventor and agriculturist.

JOÃO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Portuguese
Pronounced: ZHWOWN, zhoo-OWN
Rating: 34% based on 27 votes
Portuguese form of Iohannes (see JOHN).

JONAS (2)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Biblical
Other Scripts: Ιωνας (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: YOO-nas (Swedish), YO-nas (German), JO-nəs (English)
Rating: 48% based on 27 votes
From Ιωνας (Ionas), the Greek form of JONAH. This spelling is used in some English translations of the New Testament.

JOSEPHINE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, German, Dutch
Pronounced: JO-sə-feen (English), yo-ze-FEE-nə (German)
Rating: 68% based on 29 votes
English, German and Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE.

JOSIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: JO-zee
Rating: 41% based on 19 votes
Short form of JOSEPHINE.

JOY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: JOI
Rating: 39% based on 16 votes
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.

JUDE (1)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: JOOD (English)
Rating: 56% based on 19 votes
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. He was supposedly the author of the Epistle of Jude. In the English-speaking world, Jude has occasionally been used as a given name since the time of the Protestant Reformation.

JULIKA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Literature, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian, Hungarian, Slovene
Rating: 31% based on 7 votes
Hungarian diminutive of Julia, occasionally used in German-speaking countries.

Swiss author Max Frisch used this name on one of his characters in his novel I'm not Stiller, published in 1954.

JUSTIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, Slovene
Pronounced: JUS-tin (English), ZHUYS-TEN (French)
Rating: 42% based on 22 votes
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).

KARLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian
Pronounced: KAR-la (German)
Rating: 39% based on 18 votes
German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.

KARMELA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Croatian
Rating: 33% based on 12 votes
Croatian form of CARMELA.

KINCSŐ
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hungarian
Rating: 10% based on 5 votes
Derived from Hungarian kincs "treasure". This name was created by Hungarian author Mór Jókai in 'The Novel of the Next Century' (1872).

KINNERET
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: כִּנֶּרֶת (Hebrew)
Rating: 32% based on 6 votes
From the name of the large lake in northern Israel, usually called the Sea of Galilee in English. Its name is derived from Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnor) meaning "harp" because of its shape.

KLARA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian
Other Scripts: Клара (Russian, Ukrainian)
Pronounced: KLA-ra (German, Polish), KLA-rə (Russian)
Rating: 49% based on 20 votes
Form of CLARA.

KOLYA
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian
Other Scripts: Коля (Russian)
Rating: 25% based on 24 votes
Diminutive of NIKOLAI.

KONSTANTIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Other Scripts: Константин (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
Pronounced: KAWN-stan-teen (German), kən-stun-TYEEN (Russian)
Rating: 50% based on 26 votes
Cognate of CONSTANTINE.

KORBINIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German
Pronounced: kawr-BEE-nyan
Rating: 37% based on 15 votes
Derived from Latin corvus meaning "raven". This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint who was sent by Pope Gregory II to evangelize in Bavaria. His real name may have been Hraban (see Raban).

KOSTA
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Bulgarian
Other Scripts: Коста (Bulgarian)
Rating: 45% based on 24 votes
Bulgarian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.

LACHLAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish, English (Australian)
Rating: 58% based on 19 votes
Originally a Scottish nickname for a person who was from Norway. In Scotland, Norway was known as the "land of the lochs", or Lochlann.

LANA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Other Scripts: Лана (Russian, Serbian)
Pronounced: LAH-nə (English)
Rating: 41% based on 15 votes
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).

LARA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Other Scripts: Лара (Russian)
Pronounced: LAHR-ə (English), LA-ra (German, Italian, Spanish), LA-RA (French), LAH-rah (Portuguese)
Rating: 49% based on 14 votes
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).

LARISA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Лариса (Russian, Ukrainian), Λαρισα (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: lu-RYEE-sə (Russian)
Rating: 40% based on 14 votes
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.

LÁSZLÓ
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hungarian
Pronounced: LAS-lo
Rating: 51% based on 23 votes
Hungarian form of VLADISLAV. Saint László was an 11th-century king of Hungary, looked upon as the embodiment of Christian virtue and bravery.

LEA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian
Pronounced: LE-a (German), LE-ah (Finnish)
Rating: 46% based on 23 votes
Form of LEAH.

LEANDRO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Pronounced: le-AN-dro (Spanish)
Rating: 35% based on 13 votes
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.

LEONIDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Rating: 29% based on 7 votes
Feminine form of Leonidas.

LEONIDAS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Greek, Ancient Greek
Other Scripts: Λεωνιδας (Greek)
Rating: 41% based on 16 votes
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr, the father of Origen, from Alexandria.

LIAM
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish, English
Pronounced: LEE-əm (English)
Rating: 56% based on 18 votes
Irish short form of WILLIAM.

LIRON
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: לִירוֹן (Hebrew)
Rating: 39% based on 26 votes
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.

LORNA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: LAWR-nə
Rating: 36% based on 14 votes
Created by the author R. D. Blackmore for the title character in his novel 'Lorna Doone' (1869), set in southern England, which describes the dangerous love between John Ridd and Lorna Doone. Blackmore may have based the name on the Scottish place name Lorne or on the title 'Marquis of Lorne' (see LORNE).

LOVEDAY
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: LUV-day
Rating: 21% based on 8 votes
Medieval form of the Old English name Lēofdæg, literally "beloved day". A Love Day was a day for disputants to come together to try to resolve their differences amicably. Mainly a feminine name, with some male usage. Known textual examples date from the 11th century. It seems to have been most common in Cornwall and Devon, according to the British births, deaths and marriages index. Currently very rare.

The novel 'Coming Home' by Rosamunde Pilcher, set in 1930s Cornwall, has a character called Loveday. Loveday Minette is a fictional character in the children's fantasy novel 'The Little White Horse' by Elizabeth Goudge (in the novel's film adaptation, she is known as Loveday de Noir).

LUCIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Pronounced: loo-CHEE-a (Italian), loo-TSEE-a (German), LOO-tsya (German), LOO-shə (English), loo-SEE-ə (English), LOO-chya (Romanian), LOO-kee-a (Classical Latin)
Rating: 63% based on 29 votes
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.

LUKA
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic
Other Scripts: Лука (Serbian, Macedonian, Russian), ლუკა (Georgian), Лѹка (Church Slavic)
Rating: 50% based on 25 votes
Form of LUKE.

LYSANDER
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Other Scripts: Λυσανδρος (Ancient Greek)
Rating: 67% based on 30 votes
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.

LYSANDRA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Ancient Greek
Other Scripts: Λυσανδρα (Ancient Greek)
Rating: 49% based on 15 votes
Feminine form of Lysandros (see LYSANDER).

MAGALI
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Occitan
Pronounced: MA-GA-LEE (French)
Rating: 37% based on 16 votes
Occitan form of MAGDALENE.

MAGDALENA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Polish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Occitan, Slovene, Czech, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, English
Other Scripts: Магдалена (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian)
Pronounced: mag-da-LE-na (Polish), mak-da-LE-na (German), mag-da-LAY-na (English)
Rating: 56% based on 27 votes
Latinate form of MAGDALENE.

MAKARIOS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Late Greek
Other Scripts: Μακαριος (Ancient Greek)
Rating: 34% based on 26 votes
Original Greek form of MACARIO.

MALACHI
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Other Scripts: מַלְאָכִי (Hebrew)
Pronounced: MAL-ə-kie (English)
Rating: 54% based on 18 votes
From the Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel". This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Malachi, which some claim foretells the coming of Christ. In England the name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.

MARTA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Polish, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Swedish, Icelandic, Latvian, Georgian
Other Scripts: Марта (Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian), მართა (Georgian)
Pronounced: MAR-ta (Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, German), MAR-tu (Portuguese), MAR-tə (Catalan)
Rating: 59% based on 19 votes
Cognate of MARTHA.

MATILDA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Swedish, Finnish
Pronounced: mə-TIL-də (English), MAH-teel-dah (Finnish)
Rating: 60% based on 25 votes
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.

The name was popular until the 15th century in England, usually in the vernacular form Maud. Both forms were revived by the 19th century. This name appears in the popular Australian folk song 'Waltzing Matilda', written in 1895.

MATTHEW
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: MATH-yoo (English)
Rating: 52% based on 27 votes
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH". Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah.

As an English name, Matthew has been in use since the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was the American naval officer Matthew C. Perry (1794-1858), who led a delegation to Japan. A famous modern bearer is American actor Matthew McConaughey (1969-).

MAXIMILIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Pronounced: ma-ksee-MEE-lyan (German), mak-si-MIL-yən (English)
Rating: 50% based on 28 votes
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the Roman generals Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus (see EMILIANO), who Frederick admired. It was subsequently borne by a second Holy Roman Emperor, two kings of Bavaria, and a short-lived Habsburg emperor of Mexico.

MAXIMILLIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: mak-si-MIL-yən
Rating: 35% based on 28 votes
Variant of MAXIMILIAN.

NANUQ
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Native American, Inuit
Rating: 8% based on 4 votes
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.

NAUSIKAJA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Pronounced: now-see-KIE-ah
Rating: 27% based on 7 votes
Croatian form of Nausicaa.

NAZLI
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Turkish
Rating: 38% based on 11 votes
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.

NEPOMUK
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Czech, Dutch (Rare), German
Pronounced: ˈnɛpomuk (Czech), NE-po-mook (German)
Rating: 23% based on 7 votes
When this given name first came into use, it was usually given in honour of the medieval saint John of Nepomuk (c. 1345-1393). He was born and raised in the town of Pomuk, which is what Nepomuk refers to. The town was located in what was once Bohemia, but is now located (under the name Nepomuk) in the Plzeň region in the Czech Republic.

Some sources claim that Nepomuk literally means "from Pomuk" or "born in Pomuk" in Czech, but this is probably incorrect, as "from" is z in Czech and "born" is narozený in Czech. Instead, Nepomuk probably literally means "not Pomuk" in Czech, derived from ne meaning "not" or "no" and Pomuk meaning "Pomuk". This unusual meaning is said to originate from the early history of the town, which is as follows: in the beginning, there were two towns in the area, namely Pomuk and Přesanice. Both were located in the near vicinity of the one Cistercian Monastery in the area. Apparently, the two towns were often confused with each other, because at some point, the need arose for people to differentiate the two towns from each other. People informally started calling Přesanice ne Pomuk meaning "not Pomuk", which set it apart from the town of Pomuk in no uncertain terms. Eventually, in 1413, the two towns and the monastery were merged into one town, which was henceforth known under the name Nepomuk.

This early history surrounding the town of Pomuk is plausible by itself, but it seems a bit problematic when you try to relate it to saint John of Nepomuk. After all, he was born long before the merge of the two towns and the monastery. In his day, Pomuk was still a separate and independent town. In addition to that, Nepomuk was the nickname given to Přesanice at the time - it was never a nickname for Pomuk itself. As such, it does not make sense for a Pomuk native such as the saint to refer to themselves as "Nepomuk". The only way in which it would make sense for the saint to refer to himself as such, would be if he was actually born and raised in Přesanice instead of in Pomuk.

All in all, there is some uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding the etymology of Nepomuk. The only thing that we can truly say for certain, is that the name is of Czech (and therefore Slavic) origin.

Finally, a well-known bearer of this name was Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a 19th-century Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist.

NERA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Croatian, Hebrew
Other Scripts: נֵרה
Pronounced: NER-ah, NE-rah (Croatian), NE-rah (Hebrew)
Rating: 34% based on 7 votes
Feminine form of Ner. It also means "candle" in Hebrew (hence may be given to girls born during Hanukkah).

NESSA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: NES-ə
Rating: 53% based on 15 votes
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.

NINA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Other Scripts: Нина (Russian, Serbian)
Pronounced: NYEE-nə (Russian), NEE-na (Italian, German), NEE-nə (English), NEE-NA (French), NEE-nah (Finnish), NYEE-na (Polish)
Rating: 50% based on 28 votes
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".

NOA (1)
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew, Biblical
Other Scripts: נוֹעָה (Hebrew)
Rating: 30% based on 7 votes
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).

NOAH (1)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Other Scripts: נֹחַ, נוֹחַ (Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: NO-ə (English)
Rating: 58% based on 18 votes
Derived from the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort". According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.

As an English Christian name, Noah has been used since the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans. A famous bearer was the American lexicographer Noah Webster (1758-1843).

NOAM
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: נוֹעַם (Hebrew)
Rating: 39% based on 15 votes
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.

NOOR (1)
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: Arabic, Urdu
Other Scripts: نور (Arabic, Urdu)
Pronounced: NOOR (Arabic)
Rating: 43% based on 16 votes
Variant transcription of NUR.

NYX
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Νυξ (Ancient Greek)
Rating: 33% based on 21 votes
Means "night" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the night, the daughter of Khaos and the wife of Erebos.

OCTAVIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: History, Romanian
Pronounced: awk-TAY-vee-ən (English)
Rating: 44% based on 25 votes
From the Roman name Octavianus, which was derived from the name OCTAVIUS. After Gaius Octavius (later Roman emperor Augustus) was adopted by Julius Caesar he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.

OWEN (1)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh, English
Pronounced: O-in (English)
Rating: 55% based on 27 votes
Modern form of OWAIN.

PACEY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: PAY-see
Rating: 18% based on 20 votes
From an English surname which was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.

PÁDRAIGÍN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: PAW-dri-geen
Rating: 41% based on 15 votes
Irish form of PATRICIA.

PAVEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Other Scripts: Павел (Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
Pronounced: PA-vyil (Russian)
Rating: 47% based on 7 votes
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.

PENELOPE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology, English
Other Scripts: Πηνελοπη (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: pi-NEL-ə-pee (English)
Rating: 60% based on 28 votes
Possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops), a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πηνη (pene) "threads, weft" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy. It has occasionally been used as an English given name since the 16th century.

PERUN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Slavic Mythology
Rating: 37% based on 14 votes
Means "thunder" in Slavic. In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning, sometimes worshipped as the primary god. The oak was his sacred tree.

PETAL
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Rating: 44% based on 7 votes
Directly taken from the English word petal, derived from Greek petalon (via Late Latin petalum) "leaf".

As a given name, it has been in occasional usage from early 20th century onwards.

POPPY
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (British)
Pronounced: PAH-pee
Rating: 44% based on 14 votes
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.

PORFIRIO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian, Spanish
Rating: 26% based on 13 votes
Derived from the Greek name Πορφυριος (Porphyrios), which was derived from the word πορφυρα (porphyra) meaning "purple dye". This was the name of several early saints.

PRAIRIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: American (Rare)
Rating: 50% based on 5 votes
From the English word for a flat treeless grassland, taken from French prairie "meadow". This was used by Thomas Pynchon for a character in his novel 'Vineland' (1990).

PRIMROSE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: PRIM-roz
Rating: 50% based on 23 votes
From the English word for the flower, ultimately deriving from Latin prima rosa "first rose".

RAFAEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Other Scripts: Рафаел (Macedonian)
Pronounced: ra-fa-EL (Spanish), RA-fa-el (German)
Rating: 47% based on 15 votes
Form of RAPHAEL.

REMIEL
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Judeo-Christian Legend
Rating: 33% based on 11 votes
Means "mercy of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.

RHYS
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Pronounced: HREES (Welsh), REES (English)
Rating: 54% based on 23 votes
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name.

ROKO
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Croatian
Rating: 27% based on 19 votes
Croatian form of ROCCO.

RÓNÁN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: RON-awn
Rating: 57% based on 16 votes
Means "little seal", derived from Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix.

ROWAN
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Irish, English (Modern)
Pronounced: RO-ən (English)
Rating: 60% based on 22 votes
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.

SABRINA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian, German
Pronounced: sə-BREEN-ə (English), sa-BREE-na (Italian), za-BREE-na (German)
Rating: 33% based on 13 votes
Latinized form of Habren, the original Welsh name of the River Severn. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sabrina was the name of a princess who was drowned in the Severn. Supposedly the river was named for her, but it is more likely that her name was actually derived from that of the river, which is of unknown meaning. She appears as a water nymph in John Milton's masque 'Comus' (1634). It was popularized as a given name by Samuel A. Taylor's play 'Sabrina Fair' (1953) and the movie adaptation that followed it the next year.

SANJA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Croatian, Serbian
Other Scripts: Сања (Serbian)
Rating: 48% based on 16 votes
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".

SAVANNAH
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: sə-VAN-ə
Rating: 32% based on 29 votes
From the English word for the large grassy plain, ultimately deriving from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie 'Savannah Smiles' (1982).

SEBASTIAN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
Pronounced: ze-BAS-tyan (German), sə-BAS-chən (English), se-BAS-tyan (Polish), SE-bahs-tee-ahn (Finnish)
Rating: 66% based on 32 votes
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.

Due to the saint's popularity, the name came into general use in medieval Europe, especially in Spain and France. It was also borne by a 16th-century king of Portugal who died in a crusade against Morocco.

SÉBASTIENNE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: SE-BAS-TYEN
Rating: 42% based on 17 votes
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).

ŞEHRAZAD
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Turkish
Rating: 35% based on 13 votes
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.

ŞEHRAZAT
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Turkish
Rating: 38% based on 16 votes
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.

SELA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: סֶלַע (Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: SEE-lə (English)
Rating: 38% based on 16 votes
Means "rock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a city, the capital of Edom, in the Old Testament.

SELMA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Pronounced: SEL-mə (English), ZEL-ma (German)
Rating: 31% based on 13 votes
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.

SHADRACH
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical
Other Scripts: שַׁדְרַך (Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced: SHAD-rak (English), SHAY-drak (English)
Rating: 38% based on 17 votes
Means "command of Aku" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Old Testament Shadrach is the Babylonian name of Hananiah, one of the three men cast into a fiery furnace but saved by God.

SIMEON
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
Other Scripts: שִׁמְעוֹן (Ancient Hebrew), Симеон (Bulgarian, Serbian)
Pronounced: SIM-ee-ən (English)
Rating: 52% based on 17 votes
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.

This name was also borne by a powerful 10th-century ruler of Bulgaria who expanded the empire to its greatest extent.

SIMON (1)
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: Симон (Macedonian), სიმონ (Georgian), Σιμων (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: SIE-mən (English), SEE-MAWN (French), ZEE-mawn (German), SEE-mawn (Dutch), SHEE-mon (Hungarian)
Rating: 65% based on 32 votes
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).

In the New Testament Simon is the name of several characters, including the man who carried the cross for Jesus. Most importantly however it was borne by the leading apostle Simon, also known as Peter (a name given to him by Jesus).

Because of the apostle, this name has been common in the Christian world. In England it was popular during the Middle Ages, though it became rarer after the Protestant Reformation.

SOFIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Norwegian, Swedish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Slovak, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Other Scripts: Σοφια (Greek), София (Russian, Bulgarian), Софія (Ukrainian)
Pronounced: zo-FEE-a (German), so-FEE-a (Italian), soo-FEE-ə (Portuguese), saw-FEE-a (Greek), SO-fee-ah (Finnish)
Rating: 76% based on 25 votes
Form of SOPHIA.

SOPHIE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, English, German, Dutch
Pronounced: SAW-FEE (French), SO-fee (English), zo-FEE (German)
Rating: 70% based on 23 votes
French form of SOPHIA.

SORAYA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Persian, Spanish, French
Other Scripts: ثریا (Persian)
Rating: 50% based on 28 votes
Persian form of THURAYYA. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya, wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.

SØREN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Danish, Norwegian
Pronounced: SUU-ren
Rating: 58% based on 23 votes
Danish form of SEVERINUS. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.

SVEN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Pronounced: SVEN
Rating: 56% based on 30 votes
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn which meant "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

TARKA
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: English, Literature
Pronounced: tar-ka (English)
Rating: 54% based on 9 votes
Name of the otter in the novel 'Tarka the Otter' by Henry Williamson, first published in 1927. There is also a film made in 1979, based on the novel. Occasionally used as a male and female name, most notably Tarka Cordell, a British musician, writer, record producer, and sometime model.

TEMPERANCE
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Archaic)
Pronounced: TEM-prənts, TEM-pər-ənts
Rating: 43% based on 31 votes
From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.

TERESA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Pronounced: te-RE-sa (Spanish, Polish), te-RE-za (Italian, German), TE-re-sah (Finnish), tə-REE-sə (English), tə-REE-zə (English)
Rating: 50% based on 19 votes
Cognate of THERESA. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the beatified Albanian missionary Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who worked with the poor in Calcutta. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.

TESNI
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 54% based on 9 votes
Means "warmth from the sun" in Welsh.

THEODOSIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Ancient Greek, Greek
Other Scripts: Θεοδοσια (Greek)
Rating: 43% based on 26 votes
Feminine form of THEODOSIUS.

TORARIN
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Norwegian
Pronounced: Tóra-rihn
Rating: 50% based on 8 votes
Norwegian form of Þórarinn.

ÙNA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Scottish
Pronounced: OO-na
Rating: 38% based on 20 votes
Scottish form of ÚNA.

VALENTINA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Ancient Roman
Other Scripts: Валентина (Russian, Macedonian), Βαλεντινα (Greek)
Pronounced: va-len-TEE-na (Italian), və-lyin-TYEE-nə (Russian)
Rating: 52% based on 30 votes
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.

VICTORIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Spanish, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Pronounced: vik-TAWR-ee-ə (English), beek-TO-rya (Spanish), vik-TO-rya (German)
Rating: 61% based on 17 votes
Means "victory" in Latin, being borne by the Roman goddess of victory. It is also a feminine form of VICTORIUS. This name was borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from North Africa.

Though in use elsewhere in Europe, the name was very rare in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when Queen Victoria began her long rule of Britain. She was named after her mother, who was of German royalty. Many geographic areas are named after the queen, including an Australian state and a Canadian city.

VINCENTE
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: veen-CHEN-te
Rating: 48% based on 28 votes
Italian variant form of VINCENT.

VIOLA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Czech
Pronounced: vie-O-lə (English), vi-O-lə (English), VIE-ə-lə (English), VYAW-la (Italian), VYO-la (German), VEE-o-law (Hungarian)
Rating: 55% based on 28 votes
Means "violet" in Latin. This was the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).

WILLIAM
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: WIL-yəm
Rating: 74% based on 30 votes
From the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England in the 11th century. It was later borne by three other English kings, as well as rulers of Scotland, Sicily (of Norman origin), the Netherlands and Prussia.

Other famous bearers include William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero, and William Tell, a legendary 14th-century Swiss hero. In the literary world it was borne by dramatist William Shakespeare (1564-1616), poet William Blake (1757-1827), poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850), dramatist William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), author William Faulkner (1897-1962), and author William S. Burroughs (1914-1997).

WOLFGANG
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Ancient Germanic
Pronounced: VAWLF-gang (German), WUWLF-gang (English)
Rating: 60% based on 22 votes
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).

WREN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare)
Pronounced: REN
Rating: 47% based on 15 votes
From the English word for the small songbird. It is ultimately derived from Old English wrenna.

YNYR
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Pronounced: UN-eer
Rating: 29% based on 8 votes
Welsh form of Honorius.

ZINOVIY
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian
Other Scripts: Зиновий (Russian), Зіновій (Ukrainian)
Pronounced: zyi-NO-vyee (Russian)
Rating: 29% based on 14 votes
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.

ZOYA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian
Other Scripts: Зоя (Russian, Ukrainian)
Pronounced: ZO-yə (Russian)
Rating: 46% based on 19 votes
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZOE.
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