erb816's Personal Name List


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: DAHM-ə-nik

Personal note: 01. Dominic Edmond Spencer

Rating: 66% based on 45 votes

From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in England, starting around the 13th century. It is primarily used by Catholics.


Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English

Personal note: 06. Donovan Leo Harris

Rating: 70% based on 2 votes

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".


Gender: Feminine

Usage: German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, English

Pronounced: e-LEE-zah (German, Italian), E-lee-sah (Finnish)

Personal note: 9. Elisa Lorelei Tess

Rating: 50% based on 1 vote

Short form of ELISABETH


Gender: Feminine

Usage: Irish, Scottish

Pronounced: EE-VAN-A, EE-vah-na, Ee-vaa-na, ee-VAN-na

Personal note: 5. Evanna Maeve Amalia

Rating: 60% based on 1 vote

Evanna is either derived from an Irish word meaning "young warrior" or a Scottish word meaning "right handed; strong". Or else it could also be a feminine form of Evan.
A well-known bearer is actress, Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the 'Harry Potter' films.


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: EV-ə-rit, EV-rit

Personal note: 07. Everett Miles Cameron

Rating: 100% based on 1 vote

From a surname which was derived from the given name EVERARD.


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin

Other Scripts: יִצְחָק (Hebrew)

Pronounced: IE-zək (English)

Personal note: 08. Isaac Richard Alden

Rating: 80% based on 1 vote

From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) which meant "he laughs". Isaac in the Old Testament is the son of Abraham and the father of Esau and Jacob. As recounted in Genesis, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment.

As an English Christian name, Isaac was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, though it was more common among Jews. It became more widespread after the Protestant Reformation. Famous bearers include the physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) and the science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992).


Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, German, Dutch

Pronounced: JO-sə-feen (English), yo-ze-FEE-nə (German)

Personal note: 3. Josephine Odette Elinor

Rating: 78% based on 8 votes

English, German and Dutch form of JOSÉPHINE


Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: JOO-lee-et, JOOL-yət

Personal note: 8. Juliet Aurelia Maris

Rating: 60% based on 1 vote

Anglicized form of JULIETTE or GIULIETTA. This spelling was first used by Shakespeare for the lover of Romeo in his play 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).


Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, English, Dutch, German

Pronounced: zhuy-STEEN (French), jus-TEEN (English)

Personal note: a10. Justine Calista Natalie

Rating: 40% based on 1 vote

French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This is the name of the heroine in the novel 'Justine' (1791) by the Marquis de Sade.


Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish

Pronounced: KEER-awn, KEE-ar-awn

Personal note: 0a10. Kieran Arthur Drake

Rating: 10% based on 1 vote

Anglicized form of CIARÁN


Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, English

Pronounced: lee-LYAH-nah (Italian, Polish), lil-ee-AN-ə (English)

Personal note: 4. Liliana Pearl Eloise

Rating: 60% based on 1 vote

Latinate form of LILLIAN


Gender: Masculine

Usage: Scottish, English

Pronounced: MAL-kəm

Personal note: 02. Malcolm Elliott James

Rating: 59% based on 51 votes

From Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (1606) is based on him. Another famous bearer was Malcolm X (1925-1965), an American civil rights leader.


Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare)

Pronounced: mawr-GAN-ə

Personal note: 6. Morgana Rose Isobel

Rating: 68% based on 17 votes

Feminine form of MORGAN (1)


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: nə-THAN-ee-əl (English), nə-THAN-yəl (English)

Personal note: 04. Nathaniel Rune Gilead

Rating: 55% based on 2 votes

Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, French

Pronounced: NIK-ə-ləs (English), nee-ko-LAH (French)

Personal note: 03. Nicholas Adrian Bennett

Rating: 72% based on 64 votes

From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.

Due to the renown of the saint, this name has been widely used in the Christian world. It has been common in England since the 12th century, though it became a bit less popular after the Protestant Reformation. The name has been borne by five popes and two czars of Russia.


Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Italian, German

Pronounced: sə-BREEN-ə (English), sah-BREE-nah (Italian), zahp-REE-nah (German)

Personal note: 2. Sabrina Wren Olivia

Rating: 80% based on 1 vote

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. 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.


Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: SHER-i-dən

Personal note: 7. Sheridan Frances Nadine

Rating: 50% based on 2 votes

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The name Sirideán means "searcher" in Gaelic.


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek

Other Scripts: Θωμας (Greek)

Pronounced: TAHM-əs (English), TOM-əs (English), to-MAH (French), TO-mahs (German, Dutch), tho-MAHS (Greek)

Personal note: 09. Thomas Matthew Emory

Rating: 87% based on 3 votes

Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of the apostle who initially doubts the resurrected Jesus. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.

In England the name was introduced by the Normans and became very popular due to Saint Thomas Becket, a 12th-century archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. Another notable saint by this name was the 13th-century Italian philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas, who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), American president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), and inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931).


Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Personal note: 1. Vivienne Iris Genevieve

Rating: 80% based on 1 vote

French form of VIVIANA


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: WES-lee

Personal note: 05. Wesley Owen Grey

Rating: 60% based on 1 vote

From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "west meadow" in Old English. It has been sometimes given in honour of John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism.
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