italiannames's Personal Name List

ADAMO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: ah-DAHM-o

Italian form of ADAM

ADELE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: German, English, Italian, Finnish

Pronounced: ə-DEL (English), AH-de-le (Finnish)

Form of ADÈLE

ADINA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Biblical

Other Scripts: עֲדִינָא (Ancient Hebrew)

Possibly related to Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') "slender, delicate". This is the name of a soldier in the Old Testament.

ADRIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: AYD-ree-ə

Short form of ADRIANA

ADRIANA

Gender: Feminine

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

Pronounced: ahd-RYAH-nah (Italian, Spanish, Polish), ayd-ree-AN-ə (English)

Feminine form of ADRIAN

ADRIANO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian, Portuguese

Pronounced: ahd-RYAH-no (Italian)

Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN

ALDEN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: AWL-dən

From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.

ALESSANDRO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: ahl-e-SAHN-dro

Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta, the Italian physicist who invented the battery.

ALESSIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Italian feminine form of ALEXIS

ALEXA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: ə-LEK-sə

Short form of ALEXANDRA

ALLEGRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare), Italian (Rare)

Pronounced: ə-LEG-rə (English), ahl-LE-grah (Italian)

Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It is not a traditional Italian name. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron.

ALLEGRIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare)

Elaborated form of ALLEGRA

ALYCIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: ə-LIS-yə, ə-LIS-ə, ə-LISH-ə

Variant of ALICIA

ANACLETO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

Pronounced: ah-nah-KLE-to (Italian, Spanish)

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS

ANASTASIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Ancient Greek

Other Scripts: Αναστασια (Greek), Анастасия (Russian), Анастасія (Ukrainian, Belarusian)

Pronounced: ah-nah-stah-SEE-yah (Russian), a-nə-STAY-zhə (English), a-nə-STAS-yə (English), ah-nahs-TAH-syah (Spanish), ah-nahs-TAH-zyah (Italian)

Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.

ANGELINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian

Other Scripts: Ангелина (Russian, Macedonian)

Pronounced: ahn-je-LEE-nah (Italian), an-jə-LEEN-ə (English), ahn-GYE-lee-nah (Russian), ahn-gye-LEE-nah (Russian), ahn-gee-LEE-nah (Russian), ahn-ge-LEE-nah (Polish)

Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).

ANGELINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: awn-zhə-LEEN

French diminutive of ANGELA

ANGELINO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian, Spanish

Diminutive of ANGELO or ÁNGEL

ANYA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian

Other Scripts: Аня (Russian)

Russian diminutive of ANNA

ARA

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Armenian, Armenian Mythology

Other Scripts: Արա (Armenian)

Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him.

ARCADIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Various

Pronounced: ahr-KAY-dee-ə (English)

Feminine form of ARCADIUS

ARCADIUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Greek (Latinized)

Other Scripts: Αρκαδιος (Ancient Greek)

Latinized form of ARKADIOS

ARINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian

Other Scripts: Арина (Russian)

Russian variant of IRINA

ASH

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: ASH

Personal note: Mine!

Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.

ASHTON

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: ASH-tən

From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.

ATHENA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology

Other Scripts: Αθηνα (Ancient Greek)

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.

ATON

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Egyptian Mythology

Pronounced: AH-tən (English)

Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.

AUREL

Gender: Masculine

Usage: German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak

Pronounced: ow-REL (German)

German, Romanian, Czech and Slovak form of AURELIUS

AURELIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Ancient Roman, Italian, Romanian, Polish

Pronounced: ow-RE-lyah (Italian), ow-REL-yah (Polish)

Feminine form of AURELIUS

AURÉLIE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: o-ray-LEE

French feminine form of AURELIUS

AVRIL

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French (Rare), English (Rare)

Pronounced: av-REEL (French), AV-ril (English)

French form of APRIL

AXEL

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German

Pronounced: AHK-sel (German)

Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM

BELLE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: BEL

Short form of ISABELLA or names ending in belle. It is also associated with the French word belle meaning "beautiful". A famous bearer was Belle Starr (1848-1889), an outlaw of the American west, whose real given name was Maybelle.

BIANCA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Romanian

Pronounced: BYAHN-kah (Romanian)

Italian cognate of BLANCHE. Shakespeare used characters named Bianca in 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593) and 'Othello' (1603).

BLAIR

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: Scottish, English

From a Scottish surname which is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".

BRENT

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: BRENT

From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".

CAMELIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Romanian

Pronounced: kah-MEL-yah

From camelie, the Romanian spelling of camellia (see CAMELLIA).

CAMERON

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: Scottish, English

Pronounced: KAM-rən (English), KAM-ə-rən (English)

From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".

CAMILLE

Gender: Feminine & Masculine

Usage: French, English

Pronounced: ka-MEE (French), kə-MEEL (English)

French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.

CAMILLO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Italian form of CAMILLUS

CAMILLUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Roman

Pronounced: kə-MIL-əs (English)

Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.

CAROLINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch

Pronounced: ka-ro-LEEN (French), KER-ə-lien (English), KER-ə-lin (English), KAR-ə-lien (English), KAR-ə-lin (English)

French feminine form of CAROLUS

CELIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Spanish, Italian

Pronounced: SEEL-yə (English), SEE-lee-ə (English), THE-lyah (Spanish), SE-lyah (Latin American Spanish), CHE-lyah (Italian)

Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play 'As You Like It' (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.

CÉLINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: say-LEEN

French feminine form of CAELINUS. This name can also function as a short form of MARCELINE.

CHRIS

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: English, Dutch

Pronounced: KRIS (English), KRHIS (Dutch)

Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.

CIAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, Irish Mythology

Pronounced: KEE-an, KEEN

Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.

CLAIRE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, English

Pronounced: KLER

French form of CLARA

CLEMENTINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: klə-mawn-TEEN

French feminine form of CLEMENT

COLE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: KOL

From a surname which was originally derived from the Old English byname COLA.

COLETTE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: ko-LET

Short form of NICOLETTE. Saint Colette was a 15th-century French nun who gave her money to the poor. This was also the pen name of the French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954).

CONSTANTINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Late Roman

Feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).

CONSTANTINE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: History

Pronounced: KAHN-stən-teen (English)

From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).

DEMETRIUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Greek (Latinized)

Other Scripts: Δημητριος (Ancient Greek)

Latinized form of the Greek name Δημητριος (Demetrios), which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess DEMETER (1). Kings of Macedon and the Seleucid kingdom have had this name. This was also the name of several early saints including a Saint Demetrius who was martyred in the 4th century.

DEVIKA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Indian

Other Scripts: देविका (Hindi)

Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) "goddess" and (ka) "little".

DIANNA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: die-AN-ə

Variant of DIANA

DIMITRI

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Russian, French

Other Scripts: Димитрий (Russian)

Pronounced: dee-MEE-tree (Russian)

Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.

DREW

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: DROO

Short form of ANDREW

ELIANA (2)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Hebrew

Other Scripts: אֶלִיעַנָה (Hebrew)

Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.

ELIORA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Hebrew

Other Scripts: אֱלִיאוֹרָה (Hebrew)

Feminine form of ELIOR

ELISABETTA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: e-lee-zah-BET-tah

Italian form of ELIZABETH

ELLE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: EL

Diminutive of ELEANOR and other names beginning with El. This name can also be given in reference to the French pronoun elle meaning "she".

ÉLODIE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: ay-lo-DEE

French form of ALODIA

ELYSE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.

EMILIO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

Pronounced: e-MEE-lyo (Italian, Spanish)

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).

EMLYN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Welsh

Probably from the name of an ancient region in Wales, its name meaning "around the valley". It has also been suggested that this name is a Welsh form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).

ESMÉE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Dutch

Pronounced: es-MAY (Dutch)

Feminine form of ESMÉ

EUDORA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology

Other Scripts: Ευδωρα (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: yoo-DAWR-ə (English)

Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements ευ "good" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.

EUGENIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)

Other Scripts: Ευγενεια (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: e-oo-KHE-nyah (Spanish), e-uw-GEN-yah (Polish), yoo-JEE-nee-ə (English), yoo-JEEN-yə (English)

Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.

EVANDER (1)

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology

Other Scripts: Ευανδρος (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: ee-VAN-dər (English), ə-VAN-dər (English)

Variant of Evandrus, Latin form of the Greek name Ευανδρος (Euandros) which meant "good man", derived from Greek ευ "good" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Roman mythology Evander was an Arcadian hero of the Trojan War who founded the city of Pallantium near the spot where Rome was later built.

FAITH

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: FAYTH

Simply from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere "to trust". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.

FARRAH

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Arabic

Other Scripts: فرح (Arabic)

Variant transcription of FARAH

FAUNA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Roman Mythology

Pronounced: FAWN-ə (English)

Feminine form of FAUNUS. Fauna was a Roman goddess of fertility, women and healing, a daughter and companion of Faunus.

FELIX

Gender: Masculine

Usage: German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin

Pronounced: FE-liks (German), FAY-liks (Dutch), FEE-liks (English)

From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul.

Due to its favourable meaning, this name was popular among early Christians, being borne by many early saints and four popes. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages, though it has been more popular in continental Europe. A notable bearer was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).

FILIPA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Portuguese, Serbian, Croatian, Polish

Other Scripts: Филипа (Serbian)

Pronounced: fee-LEE-pah (Polish)

Feminine form of PHILIP

FLORIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Ancient Roman

Italian feminine form of FLORIAN

GARDENIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare)

Pronounced: gahr-DEEN-yə

From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).

GEMMA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch

Pronounced: JEM-mah (Italian), JEM-ə (English)

Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

GEORGINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Dutch, German, Spanish

Pronounced: jor-JEE-nə (English)

Feminine form of GEORGE

GIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Personal note: It's so cute

Diminutive of GIANNA

GINEVRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: jee-NEV-rah

Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".

GIORGINO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: jor-JEE-no

Diminutive of GIORGIO

GIULIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: joo-LYAH-nah

Feminine form of GIULIANO

GIULIETTA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: joo-LYET-tah

Diminutive of GIULIA

GİZEM

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Turkish

Means "mystery" in Turkish.

GRACE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: GRAYS

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.

GRANT

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Scottish

Pronounced: GRANT

From an English and Scottish surname which was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.

GRAY

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: GRAY

From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.

GWENDOLYN

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Welsh, English

Pronounced: GWEN-də-lin (English)

Variant of GWENDOLEN

HELENA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Finnish, Estonian, Slovene, Croatian, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)

Other Scripts: ‘Ελενη (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: he-LE-nah (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish), hay-LAY-nah (Dutch), HE-le-nah (Finnish)

Latinate form of HELEN

HELENE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology

Other Scripts: ‘Ελενη (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: he-LE-ne (Danish), he-LE-nu (German)

Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.

HOLDEN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: HOL-dən

From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "deep valley" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in J. D. Salinger's novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' (1951), Holden Caufield.

HOPE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: HOP

Personal note: My favorite word.

From the English word hope, ultimately from Old English hopian. This name was first used by the Puritans in the 17th century.

INDIGO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English (Rare)

Pronounced: IN-di-go

Personal note: Only for a boy though!

From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) "Indic, from India".

INDIRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Indian, Hinduism

Other Scripts: इन्दिरा (Hindi, Sanskrit)

Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. A notable bearer was India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).

INDRA

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Indian, Hinduism

Other Scripts: इन्द्र, इंद्र (Hindi, Sanskrit)

Pronounced: IN-dra

Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) "a drop" and (ra) "possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Hindu text the Rigveda.

INGRID

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German

Pronounced: ING-rid (Swedish), ING-ree (Norwegian), ING-grit (German)

From the Old Norse name Ingríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982).

ISLA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Scottish

Pronounced: IE-lə

Personal note: Sounds pretty :)

Variant of ISLAY, typically used as a feminine name.

JANETTE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: JAN-ət, jə-NET

Variant of JANET

JANINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: jə-NEEN

English form of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.

JEAN (1)

Gender: Masculine

Usage: French

Pronounced: ZHAWN

French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) were two well-known bearers of this name. It was also borne by the German-French Dadaist artist Jean Arp (1886-1966).

JEAN (2)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Scottish

Pronounced: JEEN

Medieval English variant of Jehanne (see JANE). It was common in England and Scotland during the Middle Ages, but eventually became rare in England. It was reintroduced to the English-speaking world from Scotland in the 19th century.

JONAH

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Other Scripts: יוֹנָה (Ancient Hebrew)

Pronounced: JO-nə (English)

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. He emerged from the fish alive three days later. His story was popular in the Middle Ages, but the name did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation.

JULIAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Polish, German

Pronounced: JOO-lee-ən (English), JOOL-yən (English), YUWL-yahn (Polish), YOO-lee-ahn (German)

From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).

JULIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman

Pronounced: yuy-lee-AH-nah (Dutch), yoo-lee-AH-nah (German), joo-lee-AHN-ə (English)

Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN). This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr from Nicomedia, and also of the Blessed Juliana of Norwich, also called Julian, a 14th-century mystic and author. The name was also borne by a 20th-century queen of the Netherlands. In England, this form has been in use since the 18th century, alongside the older form Gillian.

JULIETTE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: zhoo-lee-ET

French diminutive of JULIE

JUNE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: JOON

From the name of the month, which was originally derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.

JUNO

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Roman Mythology

Pronounced: JOO-no (English)

Meaning unknown, possibly related to an Indo-European root meaning "youth", or possibly of Etruscan origin. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. She was the protectress of marriage and women, and was also the goddess of finance.

KARA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Variant of CARA

KATHERINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare), German

Pronounced: kath-ə-REE-nə (English), kə-THREE-nə (English), kah-te-REE-nah (German)

Latinate form of KATHERINE. Shakespeare used this name in his play 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593).

KATRIN

Gender: Feminine

Usage: German, Swedish, Estonian

Pronounced: KAHT-reen (German)

Personal note: A combo I like is Zola Katrin

German, Swedish and Estonian short form of KATHERINE

KATRINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, German, Swedish, Dutch

Pronounced: kə-TREE-nə (English), kaht-REE-nah (Dutch)

Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.

KATYA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian

Other Scripts: Катя (Russian)

Pronounced: KAH-tyah

Diminutive of YEKATERINA

KENDRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: KEN-drə

Feminine form of KEN (1) or KENDRICK

LAKE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English (Rare)

Pronounced: LAYK

From the English word lake, for the inland body of water. It is ultimately derived from Latin lacus.

LÁRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Icelandic

Pronounced: LOW-rah

Icelandic form of LAURA

LIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English

Short form of ELIANA (1), JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.

LIBERTY

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: LIB-ər-tee

Simply from the English word liberty, derived from Latin libertas, a derivative of liber "free". Interestingly, since 1880 this name has charted on the American popularity lists in three different periods: in 1918 (at the end of World War I), in 1976 (the American bicentennial), and after 2001 (during the War on Terrorism).

LINA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Arabic

Other Scripts: لينا (Arabic)

Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.

LIV (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish

Pronounced: LEEV

Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".

LIVIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Ancient Roman

Pronounced: lee-VYAH-nah (Italian)

Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name LIVIUS.

LIVIANUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Roman

Latin masculine form of LIVIANA

LIVIUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Roman

Roman family name which may be related to either Latin liveo "to envy" or lividus "blue, envious". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.

LOGAN

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: Scottish, English

Pronounced: LO-gən

From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.

LUCIEN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: French

French form of LUCIANUS

LUCINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Roman Mythology

Derived from Latin lucus meaning "grove", but later associated with lux "light". This was the name of a Roman goddess of childbirth.

LUCINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Armenian

Other Scripts: Լուսինե (Armenian)

Variant transcription of LUSINE

LUIGINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Diminutive of LUIGIA

LUISA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Spanish, Italian

Pronounced: LWEE-sah (Spanish), LWEE-zah (Italian)

Feminine form of LUIS

LYRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Astronomy

Pronounced: LIE-rə (English), LEE-rə (English)

The name of the constellation in the northern sky containing the star Vega. It is said to be shaped after the lyre of Orpheus.

MAGNOLIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: mag-NO-lee-ə

From the English word magnolia for the flower, which was named for the French botanist Pierre Magnol.

MARINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Georgian, Ancient Roman

Other Scripts: Μαρινα (Greek), Марина (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian), მარინა (Georgian)

Pronounced: mah-REE-nah (Italian, Spanish, German, Russian)

Feminine form of MARINUS

MARTINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman

Pronounced: mahr-TEE-nah (Italian, Spanish, Dutch), mahr-TEEN-ə (English)

Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.

MATILDA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Swedish, Finnish, Slovak

Pronounced: mə-TIL-də (English), MAH-teel-dah (Finnish)

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 brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. It 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.

MATRONA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian, Late Roman

Other Scripts: Матрона (Russian)

Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.

MATTEO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: maht-TE-o

Italian form of MATTHEW

MAXIMILIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Ancient Roman

Feminine form of MAXIMILIANUS

MILA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech

Other Scripts: Мила (Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian)

Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".

MILANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Serbian, Croatian, Czech

Other Scripts: Милана (Serbian)

Variant of MILENA

MILES

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: MIELZ, MIE-əlz

From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".

MILO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Ancient Germanic

Pronounced: MIE-lo (English)

Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century.

MIRABELLE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French (Rare), English (Rare)

Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful". This name was coined during the Middle Ages, though it eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.

MONA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Irish, English

Pronounced: MO-nə (English)

Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT. It is also associated with Greek monos "one" and Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' (in which case it is a contraction of Italian ma donna meaning "my lady").

NADYA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian

Other Scripts: Надя (Russian, Bulgarian), Надія (Ukrainian)

Diminutive of NADEZHDA

NATALIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Georgian, Late Roman

Other Scripts: ნატალია (Georgian)

Pronounced: nah-TAH-lyah (Polish, Italian, Spanish)

Latinate form of Natalia (see NATALIE).

NESSA (2)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Hebrew

Means "miracle" in Hebrew.

NICCOLÒ

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: neek-ko-LO

Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.

NICOLETTA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1)

NILES

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: NIELZ, NIE-əlz

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

NINA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian

Other Scripts: Нина (Russian, Serbian)

Pronounced: NEE-nah (Russian, Italian, German, Polish), NEE-nə (English)

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".

NOLAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English

Pronounced: NO-lan

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendent of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.

OCEAN

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: English (Rare)

Pronounced: O-shən

Simply from the English word ocean for a large body of water. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ωκεανος (Okeanos), the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.

OCÉANE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: o-say-AHN

Derived from French océan meaning "ocean".

OCEANUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)

Other Scripts: Ωκεανος (Ancient Greek)

Latinized form of OKEANOS

OCTAVIAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: History, Romanian

Pronounced: ahk-TAYV-ee-ən (English)

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.

ODESSA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Various

From the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea. This name can also be used as a feminine form of ODYSSEUS.

OLIVER

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak

Other Scripts: Оливер (Serbian, Macedonian)

Pronounced: AHL-ə-vər (English), AW-lee-ver (German), O-lee-ver (Finnish)

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.

In England Oliver was a common medieval name, however it became rare after the 17th century because of the military commander Oliver Cromwell, who ruled the country following the civil war. The name was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to the title character in Charles Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist' (1838), which was about a poor orphan living on the streets of London.

OPHELIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Literature

Pronounced: o-FEEL-yə (English)

Derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning "help". This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem 'Arcadia'. It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play 'Hamlet' (1600), in which it belongs to Hamlet's lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself. In spite of this, the name has been used since the 19th century.

ORA (1)

Gender: Feminine & Masculine

Usage: English

Personal note: Nice and pretty

Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.

ORVILLE

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English

Pronounced: AWR-vil

This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French. Orville Wright (1871-1948), together with his brother Wilbur, invented the first successful airplane.

PANDORA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology

Other Scripts: Πανδωρα (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: pan-DAWR-ə (English)

Personal note: Sounds nice as a name.

Means "all gifts", derived from a combination of Greek παν (pan) "all" and δωρον (doron) "gift". In Greek mythology Pandora was the first mortal woman. Zeus gave her a jar containing all of the troubles and ills that mankind now knows, and told her not to open it. Unfortunately her curiosity got the best of her and she opened it, unleashing the evil spirits into the world.

PATRICK

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English, French, German

Pronounced: PAT-rik (English), pat-REEK (French), PAHT-rik (German)

From the Latin name Patricius, which meant "nobleman". This name was adopted in the 5th-century by Saint Patrick, whose birth name was Sucat. He was a Romanized Briton who was captured and enslaved in his youth by Irish raiders. After six years of servitude he escaped home, but he eventually became a bishop and went back to Ireland as a missionary. He is traditionally credited with Christianizing the island, and is regarded as Ireland's patron saint.

In England and elsewhere in Europe during the Middle Ages this name was used in honour of the saint. However, it was not generally given in Ireland before the 17th century because it was considered too sacred for everyday use. It has since become very common there.

PAULINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Spanish, Polish, Swedish, English, Ancient Roman

Pronounced: pow-LEE-nah (Spanish, Polish), paw-LEEN-ə (English)

Feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).

PETRA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English

Other Scripts: Πετρα (Greek), Петра (Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian)

Pronounced: PET-rah (Finnish), PET-rə (English)

Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.

QUINN

Gender: Masculine & Feminine

Usage: Irish, English

Pronounced: KWIN

Personal note: My 2nd favorite unisex name.

From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendent of CONN".

RACHELLE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: RAY-chəl, rə-SHEL

Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.

RITA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese

Pronounced: REE-tə (English), REE-tah (German)

Short form of MARGHERITA or other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).

RIVER

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: RIV-ər

From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".

ROBERTINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Spanish

Feminine diminutive of ROBERTO

ROSALIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Late Roman

Pronounced: ro-zah-LEE-ah (Italian)

Late Latin name derived from rosa "rose". This was the name of a 12th-century Sicilian saint.

ROSALIE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French, German, English

Pronounced: ro-za-LEE (French), RO-zə-lee (English)

French and German form of ROSALIA. In the English-speaking this name received a boost after the release of the movie 'Rosalie' (1938), which was based on an earlier musical.

ROSALINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: RAWZ-ə-lien, ROZ-ə-leen

Medieval variant of ROSALIND. This is the name of characters in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' (1594) and 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).

ROSE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, French

Pronounced: ROZ

Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese. From an early date it was associated with the word for the fragrant flower rose (derived from Latin rosa). When the name was revived in the 19th century, it was probably with the flower in mind.

RYAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English

Pronounced: RIE-ən

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Riain meaning "descendent of Rían". The given name Rían probably means "little king" (from Irish "king" combined with a diminutive suffix).

SANTINO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Diminutive of SANTO

SARITA (2)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Indian

Other Scripts: सरिता (Hindi)

Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.

SCARLETT

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: SKAHR-lət

From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, ultimately derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)). Margaret Mitchell used this name for Scarlett O'Hara, the main character in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936). Scarlett's name came from her grandmother's maiden name.

SEDNA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Mythology

Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.

SELENE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology, Greek

Other Scripts: Σεληνη (Greek)

Pronounced: sə-LEE-nee (English)

Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.

SERAPHINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman

Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.

SÉRAPHINE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: French

Pronounced: say-ra-FEEN

French form of SERAPHINA

SHYLA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Modern)

Variant of SHEILA

SÖREN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Swedish, German

Pronounced: SUU-ren (Swedish), ZUU-ren (German)

Personal note: Interesting and sweet,

Swedish and German form of SØREN

TARA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: TAHR-ə, TER-ə, TAR-ə

Personal note: A very nice clean name.

Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O'Hara plantation.

TARO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Japanese

Other Scripts: 太郎 (Japanese)

Pronounced: tah-ṙo:

Variant transcription of TAROU

TATIANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Greek, Georgian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman

Other Scripts: Татьяна (Russian), Татяна (Bulgarian), Τατιανα (Greek), ტატიანა (Georgian)

Pronounced: tah-TYAH-nah (Russian, Polish, Spanish, Italian), TAH-tee-ah-nah (Finnish), ta-tee-AN-ə (English), ta-TYAN-ə (English)

Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.

TERTIUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Roman

Pronounced: TUR-shəs (English)

This was both a Roman praenomen and a cognomen which meant "third" in Latin.

TITANIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Literature

Pronounced: tə-TAYN-yə (English), tə-TAHN-yə (English), tie-TAYN-yə (English)

Perhaps based on Latin Titanius meaning "of the Titans". This name was (first?) used by Shakespeare in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595) where it is the name of queen of the fairies. This is also a moon of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.

TORA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish

Modern form of ÞÓRA

TWILA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: TWIE-lə

Meaning unknown. Perhaps based on the English word twilight, or maybe from a Cajun pronunciation of French étoile "star". It came into use as an American given name in the late 19th century.

URBAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical, History

Pronounced: UWR-bahn (Polish), UR-bən (English)

From the Latin name Urbanus which meant "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.

URBANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: oor-BAH-nah

Italian feminine form of URBAN

VALENCIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Spanish

Pronounced: bah-LEN-thyah (Spanish), bah-LEN-syah (Latin American Spanish)

From a Late Latin name which was derived from valentia "power". Cities in Spain and Venezuela bear this name.

VALENTINA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Spanish, Ancient Roman

Other Scripts: Валентина (Russian, Macedonian)

Pronounced: vah-len-TEE-nah (Italian), vah-lyen-TEE-nah (Russian), vah-leen-TEE-nah (Russian)

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.

VALENTINO

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian

Pronounced: vah-len-TEE-no

Italian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).

VALERIUS

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Roman

Pronounced: və-LER-ee-əs (English)

Roman family name which was derived from Latin valere "to be strong". This was the name of several early saints.

VALERIYA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian

Other Scripts: Валерия (Russian)

Pronounced: vah-LYE-ree-yah

Russian feminine form of VALERIUS

VERA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Russian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Portuguese

Other Scripts: Вера (Russian, Serbian, Macedonian)

Pronounced: VYE-rah (Russian), VEER-ə (English), VER-ə (English)

Means "faith" in Russian, though it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus "true". It has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.

VESNA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian

Other Scripts: Весна (Serbian, Macedonian)

Means "messenger" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic spirit associated with the springtime. In many Slavic languages this is now the poetic word for "spring". It has been used as a given name only since the 20th century.

VIOLETTA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Italian, Russian

Other Scripts: Виолетта (Russian)

Pronounced: vee-ah-LYE-tah (Russian)

Italian and Russian form of VIOLET

VITA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Ancient Roman, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Danish

Feminine form of VITUS

WINONA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Native American, Sioux

Pronounced: wi-NON-ə (English)

Means "firstborn daughter" in the Dakota language. This was the name of the daughter of the Sioux Dakota chief Wapasha III.

XIOMARA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Spanish

Possibly a Spanish form of GUIOMAR

YOANA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Bulgarian

Other Scripts: Йоана (Bulgarian)

Bulgarian feminine form of JOHN

ZENON

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Ancient Greek, Polish

Other Scripts: Ζηνων (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: ZE-nawn (Polish)

Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.

ZENOVIA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek

Other Scripts: Ζηνοβια (Greek)

Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA

ZOLA (1)

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: ZO-lə

Personal note: I wanna give this name to a daughter!

Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name. It has been in occasional use in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. It coincides with an Italian surname, a famous bearer being the French-Italian author Émile Zola (1840-1902).

ZYTA

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Polish

Pronounced: ZI-tah

Possibly a Polish form of ZITA (1), or possibly a short form of FELICYTA.
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