Latvian Submitted Names
are used in the country of Latvia in northern Europe.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AELITA f Literature, Latvian, Russian
Created by Russian and Soviet author Alexei Tolstoy for his science fiction novel 'Aelita or, The Decline of Mars' (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. Allegedly the name is common in Eastern Europe.
AGRA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian agrs
AIJA f Latvian, Literature
Latvian name of uncertain origin, associated with the verb aijāt
meaning "to rock, lull" and the word aijas
"cradle". It originated in the early 20th century, at the same time many other Latvian names were coined... [more]
AIVA f Latvian
Presumably a feminine form of Aivars
(cognate with the Estonian Aive
). It may also be partly inspired by the plant name aiva
. This is a Latvian name of recent origin, first documented in 1936.
AIVARS m Latvian
Latvian variant of the Scandinavian name Ivar
, allegedly reflecting the English pronunciation (of Ivor
). It originated in the early 20th century, at the same time many other Latvian names were coined... [more]
ALEKSIS m Finnish, Latvian
Finnish and Latvian form of Alexis
. One famous bearer is Aleksis Kivi (originally Alexis Stenvall), a significant Finnish author.
ANŠLAVS m Latvian
This was the name of Latvian writer, journalist and painter Anšlavs Eglītis who became a war refugee in 1944. He had prolific career as a novelist, and his later work often examined aspects of exile life.
ĀRIJA f Latvian
Latvian feminine name derived from the word ārija
meaning "aria". This is the name of a character in the play Indulis un Ārija (1911) by Rainis.
ARTA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It might possibly be a feminine form of Arturs
ASNATE f Latvian
Possibly derived from the Latvian word asn, meaning "sprout."
ATIS m Latvian
Variant of Oto
. First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1710.
AUSMA f Latvian
Means "dawn" in Latvian. Derived from the Latvian goddess of the dawn AUSTRA
AUSTRA f Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Latvian personification (sometimes goddess) of the dawn and light who acts as a messenger of the sun. Her name is likely derived from the Roman goddess of the morning, Aurora
. ... [more]
AUSTRIS m Latvian
Based on Latvian austra
"dawn". It was first documented in Latvia in 1905 (its feminine equivalent Austra
BAIBA f Latvian
Latvian feminine name, a diminutive of Barbara
which is now a name in its own right.
DAIGA f Latvian
Latvian feminine name derived from the word daigas
meaning "sprout, immature plant".
DZIDRA f Latvian
Latvian feminine name derived from the word dzidrs
DZINTARA f Latvian
Feminine form of Dzintars
. Unlike its male counterpart, this is an extremely uncommon name in Latvia.
DZINTARS m Latvian
The meaning is "amber", which is an important substance in the Baltic region.
GAIDA f Latvian
Latvian feminine name derived from the word gaidīt
meaning "to wait for", thus "waited for".
GATIS m Latvian
Latvian only name, it says came German "Gothart", Got = God and Hart=Hard, complex means "Strong" or "Fearless", as latvians lived among germans for 8century no wonder they coulture mixed.
GINTA f Latvian
Possibly a feminine form of Gints
, or a phonetic coinage. Ginta was first recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1937. This name is borne by Latvian model Ginta Lapina (b. 1989).
GLITA f Latvian
The name is derived from the Latvian 'glīts', meaning "pretty; nice."
ILGA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian ilgas
ILZE f Latvian
Latvian form of Ilse
and a short form of Elizabete
, that was first recorded as a Latvian given name in 1458.
INETA f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian name which has only been used since the middle or latter part of the 20th century (first recorded during 1950-1975), possibly a variant of Inta
(feminine form of Ints
, itself from Indriķis
(which is either from Latin initus
"a beginning, an entrance" or a diminutive of Ina
) or Inese
(variant of Agnesa
INTARS m Latvian
Possibly from Dzintars
, or a phonetic coinage without a meaning.
JAUTRĪTE f Latvian
Feminine Latvian name, from the word jautra
meaning "cheeful, festive".
KAIJA f Latvian
Latvian name which was first recorded in the 1500s and later revived in the late 1800s. It is generally as much considered a borrowing of the Finnish name Kaija
as an indigenous Latvian name derived from Latvian kaija
KAIVA f Latvian
Dialectal form of kaija
"seagull", originally borrowed from Livonian.
LAIMDOTA f Latvian, Literature, Theatre
From Latvian laime
"joy, luck, happiness" (compare Laima
) combined with dota
"given" (from the verb dot
"to give"). This was coined in the late 19th century. It is the name of the main female character in the Latvian national epic 'Lāčplēsis' as well as a character in Rainis' play 'Uguns un nakts' (1907).
LAIMNESIS m Latvian (?)
"Carrier of fortune" from Latvian words "laime" (fortune) and "nest" (carry).
LĀSMA f Latvian
Means "to sparkle" in Latvian. This is a recently coined Latvian name, first recorded in 1942.
LIESMA f Latvian
A Latvian name meaning "flame", it was used by the Latvian poet and playwright Aspazija in her play "Ragana" (1895).
LĪGA f Latvian
Latvian name which may either be derived from the word Līgo
meaning "midsummer's eve" or the verb līgot
"to sing songs for midsummer's eve, to sing Līgo songs".
LĪVA f Latvian
First recorded in the 1400s, this name got revived in the 20th century. Its origin and meaning are somewhat uncertain. Current theories include a borrowing of the Scandinavian name Liva
, a contracted form of Līvija
and a derivation from the ethnonym līvs
LĪVIJA f Latvian
Derived from the name of the former Baltic region of Livonia and the Latvian spelling of Latvia (Latvija). May also have been influenced by the Latin name Livia