Athena Nike's Personal Name List
Rating: 66% based on 37 votes
From an English surname which was derived from the given name EDGAR
Pronounced: A-LUG-ZAHNDR (French), ə-li-SHUN-drə (European Portuguese), a-le-SHUN-dree (Brazilian Portuguese), a-le-SHAN-dre (Galician)
Rating: 72% based on 44 votes
Form of ALEXANDER
. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
Rating: 73% based on 44 votes
Medieval short form of DURANTE
. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the 'Divine Comedy'.
Rating: 73% based on 42 votes
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT
. A famous bearer of the surname was T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), an Anglo-American poet and dramatist, the writer of 'The Waste Land'. As a given name, it was borne by the American mob-buster Eliot Ness (1903-1957).
Rating: 43% based on 24 votes
Other Scripts: Σιλας (Greek)
Pronounced: SIE-ləs (English)
Personal note: My #1 favorite.
Rating: 66% based on 46 votes
Probably a short form of SILVANUS
. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul
in the New Testament
. Paul refers to him as Silvanus
in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas
was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL
As an English name it was not used until after the Protestant Reformation. It was utilized by George Eliot for the title character in her novel 'Silas Marner' (1861).
Rating: 61% based on 45 votes
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From a Scottish surname which was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling
meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English
meaning "little star".