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From Japanese 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Sino-Vietnamese 那 (na) meaning "beautiful".
Means "king of serpents".
Younger form of Nauja.
Greenlandic younger form of Nâla.
Means "loving, warm-hearted, kind" in Abkhaz.
Means "anyway" in Somali.
Means "he works" in Navajo.
Variant of Naamah.
Greenlandic younger form of Naimâĸ.
The Hebrew meaning of the boy's name Naaman is "pleasant; pleasantness" or even "beautiful; agreeable; delightful." ... [more]
Mongolian girl's name.
NAANIf & mDagbani
Means "trust" or "confidence" in Dagbani.
Helah was the first wife of Ashur and Naarah was his second wife. The name means "girl" or "maiden" in Hebrew. Naarah was of the tribe of Judah and gave birth to Ahuzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari (1 Chr... [more]
NAASIAfDutch, Finnish, Greek
Dutch and Finnish diminutive of Athanasia and Greek variant transcription of Nasia.
Means "plant, flower" in Greenlandic.
Younger form of Nausso.
Greenlandic female name meaning ''sweet little flower'', from naasoq meaning ''flower, plant'' and nnguaq a suffix meaning ''sweet, dear''.
NAATAfIndigenous Australian, Pintupi
Of Australian Aboriginal origin (Pintupi, to be precise), the meaning of this name is not yet known to me at the moment. A known bearer of this name is Naata Nungurrayi (b. circa 1932), an Australian Aboriginal painter.
Finnish form of Natalia.
Greenlandic younger form of Nâtat.
NAAVAHfHebrew (Rare)
Variant transcription of Nava.
Means "in the center of the universe" in Ojibwe.
Meaning, "centered upon the ground woman."
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" combined with 彩 (aya) meaning "colour". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NABmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of Abel. It used to be a medieval custom to drop syllables before a first name therefore “mine Abel” led to “Nab”.
NABAIm & fChinese
Combination of the names Na and Bai.
NABALmBiblical Hebrew
Means "fool; senseless; failure". This was the name of a rich Calebite who was the first husband of Abigail.
NABARmMedieval Basque
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from the place name Navarre and a derivation from Basque nabar "multicolored".
NABARRAfMedieval Basque
Feminine form of Nabar.
Diminutive of Abigail.
Possibly a Pakistani variant of Nabil.
NABHmIndian, Gujarati
Indian masculine name derived from the Gujarati word નભ (nabh) meaning "sky".
NABHAfIndian, Sanskrit
Nabha is an Indian name meaning "the heart center" in Sanskrit.
Winner of sky
Means "butterfly" in Korean. Nabi is also used in Korean an endearment for a cat, like "kitty".
NABImArabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
Means "prophet" in Arabic.
From Japanese 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" combined with 美 (bi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Derived from Arabic نَبِيه (nabīh) meaning "righteous, noble" or "clever, intelligent, sharp-eyed".
This name is not popular in the US, according to Social Security Administration, as there are no popularity data for the name. This doesn't mean that the name Nabiha is not popular in other countries all over the world... [more]
from the Japanese word nabiku, which means "to bend, yield, or sway to.
Variant transcription of Nabila.
Possibly a variant of Navin, meaning "new". The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nabina is Sunday, March 29th, 1908.
NABIRYEfEastern African
Meaning unknown.
NABOORUfPopular Culture
Meaning unknown, possibly based on Nabu or Noboru. The name of a character from "The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time". Nabooru is a Gerudo warrior.
NÁCEKmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Ignac.
Diminutive of Ignac.
NACERmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Nasir used in Algeria.
NACERAfArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Nasira (chiefly Algerian).
NACEREDDINEmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Nasir al-Din (chiefly Algerian).
Diminutive of Ignacia.
Diminutive of Ignacio.
NACHMANmJewish, Hebrew
Aramaic name meaning "one who comforts"
NACHSHONmBiblical, Hebrew
Apparently means "diviner" in Hebrew. However, I found a source that claims it is derived from Hebrew nachash "serpent, snake". Nachshon appears in the Bible as the brother-in-law of Aaron, and the prince of the tribe of Judah, who was the first Jew to enter the Red Sea before it split (Exodus 6:23).
Tatar feminine form of Najib.
NACIMmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Nasim (chiefly Algerian).
Tatar form of Najib.
Feminine form of Naci.
NACKELLfEnglish (American, Rare)
Possibly intended as a variant of Nicole.
Diminutive of Ignacio.
NADmSanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Hinduism
MEANING : a river (if thought of as a male), thunderer (as cloud), roarer, neigher(as a horse), bellower... [more]
Diminutive of Nadežda.
NADANmSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism
MEANING : sounding, roaring ... [more]
NADANmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the verb nadati se meaning ''to hope''.
NADAREf & mJapanese
Means "avalanche" in Japanese.
A short form and nickname for Nadja.... [more]
Sami form of Nadja.
NADDOÐRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse name elements naddr "stud, nail, small man" and oddr "point of a sword". Naddoðr was a Norwegian-born Faroese viking who discovered Iceland in the 9th century.
NADDRmAncient Scandinavian
From Old Norse naddr "stud, nail", indicating a little person.
Name - Nadeen नदीन ... [more]
NADEIGEfFrench (African)
Variant of Nadège predominantly found in French-speaking African countries.
From japanese 撫 (nade) meaning "stroke" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child".
German form of Nadezhda.
NADESHIKOfPopular Culture
Japanese flower. The full name is "yamato nadeshiko", which means "fringed pink". This is also the name of Sakura's mother in CLAMP's Card Captor Sakura.
Variant transcription of Nadezhda.
NADHAfDhivehi, Indonesian
Dhivehi and Indonesian form of Nada (1).
NADImIndigenous Australian
Meaning unknown.
Portuguese form of Nadia.
Catalan form of Nadia.
Icelandic form of Nadia.
A diminutive for names with the element -nad- such as Nadine or Nadia.
NADIFmBengali (Muslim)
Probably derived from Arabic نَظِيف (naẓīf) "clean".
Feminine form of Nadif.
NADIJAfBosnian, Croatian
Bosnian form of Nadiyya and Croatian form of Nadia.
NADIMIRmCroatian (Rare)
Derived from Croatian nada meaning ''hope'' and mir meaning ''peace''.
Derived from Uzbek nadim meaning "companion" and oy meaning "moon".
Hungarian form of Nadine.
Means "noble, generous" in Bosnian.
Feminine form of Nadin.
NADIRAHfMalay, African American
Malaysian and African American variant of Nadira.
NADISLAVmSerbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Derived from Serbian and Croatian nada "hope" combined with slava "glory".
Means "generous" in Hebrew.
German form of Nadezhda.
Variant transcription of Najia.
NADJIBmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Najib (chiefly Algerian).
Bulgarian name, similar to Nadezhda, Nadya and Nadja.
NADRAHfMuslim (Rare)
Variant transcription of Nadra.
Means "someone found" or "keeps warm with us" in Comanche. ... [more]
Diminutive of Nadia.
Feminine Indian name meaning "one covered with reeds".
Variant of Nadie.
NADŽAfBosnian (Rare)
Variant of Nadiyya or a short form of Nadežda.
Diminutive of Nadzieja.
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", 津 (dzu) meaning "harbor" or 摘 (dzu) meaning "to pluck, to pick" combined with 名 (na) meaning "name" or 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" combined with 恵 (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other combinations of kanji characters can potentially form this name.
Means "bliss", "ease, luxury".
NÆFGÆIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements nef "nostril, nose" and geirr "spear".
NÆFRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from nef ("nose, beak").
NAEHUm & fTahitian
Contracted form of Tahitian nā ehu fānau maeha'a tapu nui meaning "consecrated blonde newborn twins".
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", 絵 (e) meaning "picture, painting, drawing, sketch" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NAËLmFrench (Modern)
Of debated origin and meaning. Current theories include a French form of Nail, a shortened form of names that end in the syllable -naël, such as Gwenaël, and a revival of a medieval French variant of Noël.
NAËLLEfFrench (Modern)
Feminine form of Naël.
NAEMIEfNorth Frisian
North Frisian variant of Naemi.
Latinized form of Näsbiorn.
NÆSBIÖRNmOld Swedish
Old Swedish form of Næsbiǫrn.
NÆSBIǪRNmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements nes "ness, spit of land" and bjǫrn "bear".
From Sino-Korean 娜 "elegant, graceful, delicate" and 恩 "kindness, mercy, charity".
NÆVEmOld Swedish
Old Swedish form of Nefi.
NAEVIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Naevius.
NÆWEmOld Danish
Old Danish form of Nefi.
Russian form of Nathan.
Russian form of Nathaniel.
Derived from nafas meaning "breath, breathing", also in culture meaning a breath which has healing powers, and oy meaning "moon".
NAFEESAfIndian (Muslim), Urdu, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Nafisa.
NAFISmArabic (Rare)
Masculine form of Nafisa.
Turkmen form of Nafisa.
NAFISAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Nafisa.
Variant of Nafisa.
Variant transcription of Nafizah.
Means "influential" or "powerful".
NAFNEmOld Danish, Old Swedish
Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Nafni.
NAFNImAncient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse nafni meaning "namesake" or from Old Norse nafn meaning "name".
Means "grace, refinement" in Uzbek.
Modern Greek form of Nausicaa.
An antagonist from Rudyard Kipling's book, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Coincides with the English word "nag" meaning "to irritate".
NAGAm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) meaning "snake, serpent".
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 治 (haru) meaning "govern, regulate, administer". Other kanji combinations are possible.
An antagonist from the book "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" (1978) by Rudyard Kipling. A Nagaina is also a type of spider.
From Japanese 良 (naga) meaning "good" and 子 (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations. This name was borne by Japanese empress Nagako, the wife of Emperor Hirohito.
NAGARAJmIndian, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "king of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) meaning "snake" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign".
NAGARUmJapanese (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Nagaru is a classic Japanese verb that means " To Flow ", nowadays the verb is pronounced "nagaeru". Nagaru Tanigawa is the author of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series.
meaning long lasting gate
From Japanese 長月 (nagatsuki) meaning "September".
Meaning unknown.
NAGEENAHfUrdu, Pakistani
Means "precious stone".
NAGENDRANmTamil, Indian
Tamil variant of Nagendra.
Meaning "clearness; brightness; light."
Meaning "clearness; brightness; light."
from Arabic "artist"
Means "melody" in Pashto.
NAGIf & mJapanese
This name can be used as 凪 (nagi,, which refers to a lull or a calm (such as in the weather or at sea).... [more]
From Japanese 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" combined with 咲 (e) meaning "blossom", 江 (e) meaning "creek, bay" or 恵 (e) meaning "favour". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree", 木 (gi) meaning "tree, shrub" or 渚 (nagi) meaning "strand, beach, shore", 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" or 薙 (nagi) meaning "weed" combined with 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf", 羽 (ha) meaning "feathers", 波 (ha) meaning "wave" or 刃 (ha) meaning "an edge, a blade"... [more]
From Japanese 渚 (nagi) meaning "strand, beach, shore" or 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" combined with 帆 (ho) meaning "sail", 歩 (ho) meaning "walk", 穂 (ho) meaning "grain" or 布 (ho) meaning "cloth, textiles"... [more]
From Japanese 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" combined with 佳 (ka) meaning "beautiful, good" or 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Means "living in prosperity" in Bashkir.
NAGINIfLiterature, Mythology
In mythology, the Nagas and Naginis are the respectively masculine and feminine serpent people of various Asian cultures. Descriptions of the Nagas vary from culture to culture; in some, they are depicted as giant black snakes, and in others they are said to bear the lower half of a serpent and the upper half of a human... [more]
From Japanese 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
From Japanese 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm" combined with 男 (o) meaning "male" or 郎 (o) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NAGISAf & mJapanese
This name can be used for both sexes as 渚 (sho, nagisa) meaning "beach, shore."... [more]
Means "jewel" in Persian.
From Japanese 渚 (nagisa) meaning "beach, shore" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 凪 (nagi) meaning "calm", 和 (nagi) meaning "harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan", 渚 (nagi) meaning "strand, beach, shore" or 成 (na) meaning "turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach", 銀 (gi) meaning "silver" combined with 人 (to) meaning "person", 冬 (to) meaning "winter", 叶 (to) meaning "grant, answer", 斗 (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, 杜 (to) meaning "woods, grove", 翔 (to) meaning "soar, fly", 音 (to) meaning "sound", 十 (to) meaning "ten", 仁 (to) meaning "humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity, man, kernel" or 士 (to) meaning "samurai"... [more]
NAGLAfArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian Arabic transcription of Najla.
NAGLAAfArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Najla.
NAGLFARmNorse Mythology
Means "ship of the dead", derived from nagl ("dead person") and far ("ship; passage on a ship"). In Norse mythology this is the name of a ship helmed by Hymir (or Loki, depending on the text), which will put to sea at Ragnarǫk and take the inhabitants of Múpellsheimr to fight the gods... [more]
NAGLFARImAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Combination of nagl ("dead person") and fara ("to move, to travel"). In Norse mythology this is the name of Nótt's first husband, with whom she had two sons, both named Auðr.
NAGMATIfIndian, Awadhi (?)
In the epic poem Padmavat, Nagmati is the identifed as the first wife and chief queen of King Ratan Sen. This is also the name of a river the state of Gujarat in India.
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", 香 (go) meaning "fragrance" combined with 実 (mi) meaning "reality, truth, fruit". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Means "white-tailed sea-eagle" in Greenlandic.
NAGWAfArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Najwa.
Variant of Nahal.
NAHANmSanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Hinduism
MEANING : binding, tying round, fetter, bolt, bond... [more]
NAHARf & mHebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "river" in Hebrew.
NAHASHm & fJewish, Ancient Hebrew
Means "snake" in Hebrew, from the vocabulary noun נָחָשׁ (nachash or nāḥāš).... [more]
NAHASRmSanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Indian
MEANING : putting on, crotchet, fetter, bond, girding round... [more]
Nahbi, the son of Vophsi of the house of Naphtali, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:14.
Means "bark" in Cheyenne.
Na means "elegant, graceful, delicate" and Hee means "joy,brightness and bliss"
Means "twin crowns"; a combination of Tahitian na denoting duplicates or twins and hei meaning "crown".
Strictly masculine variant of Nahil.
NAHELEf & mHawaiian (Rare)
Means "forest" in Hawaiian.
NAHIARAfCaribbean (Modern)
Puerto Rican variation of Naiara.
Variant of Nahia derived from Basque nahikari "wish; desire; sympathy, affection; pleasure".
NAHILAfArabic, Spanish
Variant transcription of Najla or Naila.
Means "secret". Likely derived from a mistranslation of the Dakota Sioux word nahmana 'secret', as in a sly or covert way.
Variant of Naime, ultimately a form of Na'ima. It is also often used as a surname.
Sami diminutive of Andreas.
NAHLAfEnglish, Arabic (Egyptian), Indian
Means "a drink of water" in Arabic or a variant of Nala.
Variant of Nachman.
NAHOf & mJapanese, Popular Culture
From Japanese 夏 (na) meaning "summer" combined with 帆 (ho) "sailboat". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Variant of Naoko.
NAHOMmEastern African
East African form of Nahum.
From the 15th-century Korean 날애(Nal-E), itself derived from the Traditional Korean 날개(Nal-Ge) meaning "Wing" from Korean 날(Nal) meaning 'fly' combined with suffix -개(Ge) meaning 'tool'.
Nahshon (Hebrew: נַחְשׁוֹן) or Naḥshon ben ʿAmminadabh (נחשון בן עמינדב; "Nahshon son of Aminadav") was a prominent leader of the ancient Israelites during the The Exodus. He was, according to the Book of Exodus, the son of Amminadab; descendant in the fifth generation of Judah, brother-in-law of Aaron1 and an important figure in the Hebrew's Passage of the Red Sea which according to the Jewish Midrash he initiated by walking in head-deep until the sea split... [more]
"Four Rabbit" (the day of the name owner's birth in the Mexica social calendar)
NAHUNDImNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
In the Elamite pantheon, Nahundi was the god of the sun, but also the god of justice and law1. His name - spelled Nahiti in earlier times2 - was apparently the same as the word for 'sun' in Elamite3, although the literal meaning of that word is said to be "creator of the day"4... [more]
NAIm & f?
NAI'Af & mHawaiian
Means "dolphin" in Hawaiian.
From Japanese 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree", 以 (i) meaning "compared to" combined with 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Exalted, lofty, eminent, superior
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
NAIKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese 乃 (nai), a possessive particle, 夢 (nai) meaning "dream", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree", 流 (nai) meaning "current, a sink, flow, forfeit", 那 (na) meaning "what", 夏 (na) meaning "summer", 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or 成 (nai) meaning "turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach" combined with 妃 (ki) meaning "queen, princess", 樹 (ki) meaning "tree", 輝 (ki) meaning "radiance, shine, sparkle, gleam, twinkle", 騎 (ki) meaning "equestrian, riding on horses", 希 (ki) meaning "hope, beg, request, rare", 息 (iki) meaning "breath, respiration, son, interest (on money)", 暉 (ki) meaning "shine, light", 行 (iki) meaning "going, journey, carry out, conduct, act, line, row, bank", 生 (iki) meaning "life, genuine, birth" or 寿 (ki) meaning "longevity, congratulations, one's natural life"... [more]
French form of Nail.
NAILAHfArabic (Rare), Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Naila.
NAILEAfSpanish (Mexican)
Mexican variant of Nalea.
Tatar form of Naila.
NAÏMmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Na'im.
NAÏMAfArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Na'ima.
Variant transcription of Na'ima.
Meaning unknown.
Probably a contraction of non aimé, meaning "unloved" in French. This is the name of a character in the French fairy tale "The Fortunate Punishment" by Henriette-Julie de Murat. Naimée is a princess cursed to be hated by all that see her, while her sister Aimée is blessed to be loved by all... [more]
NAIMITTIKmSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Indian (Sikh)
MEANING - Occassional, special, accidental, Fortune-teller