Nathan_Zhang's Personal Name List
Pronounced: KAWNS-tən-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).
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)
Feminine form of LUCIUS
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
Pronounced: LOO-kee-oos (Classical Latin), LOO-shəs (English), LOO-si-əs (English)
, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux
"light". This was the most popular of the praenomina. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament
belonging to a Christian in Antioch. It was also borne by three popes, including the 3rd-century Saint
Lucius. Despite this, the name was not regularly used in the Christian world until after the Renaissance.
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.
Pronounced: ma-ksee-MEE-lyan (German), mak-si-MIL-yən (English)
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.
Other Scripts: נָתָן (Hebrew), Ναθαν (Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: NAY-thən (English), NA-TAHN (French)
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan)
meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament
this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David
. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba
and for the death of Uriah
the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon
as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.
It has been used as a Christian given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Nathan Hale (1755-1776), an American spy executed by the British during the American Revolution.
Pronounced: tee-BE-ree-oos (Classical Latin), tie-BER-ee-əs (English)
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, or given name, meaning "of the Tiber" in Latin. The Tiber is the river that runs through Rome. Tiberius was the second Roman emperor, the stepson of emperor Augustus.