Popular Culture Submitted Names

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AANG m Popular Culture
Coined name apparently meant to be derived from Chinese 安 (ān) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil" combined with 昂 (áng) "to rise, to lift, to raise". This is the name of the main protagonist of the animated series, 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
AATXE m Basque Mythology, Popular Culture
Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
ABALAM m Popular Culture, Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In demonology, Abalam is a king of Jinnestan and one of the assistants of Paimon. This demon was featured in the 2010 film 'The Last Exorcism'.
ABBIEJEAN f English (American), Popular Culture
A combination of Abbie and Jean. Used the FX tv show Archer for Lana's daughter-- the character is named after show creator Adam Reed's own grandmother.
ABERTHOL m Arthurian Romance (Modern), Popular Culture
Means "sacrificial" in Welsh, from aberth "sacrifice". This was the name of an evil druid in the movie 'Arthur and Merlin' (2015).
ABRAXAS m Egyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture
From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
ADRIC m Popular Culture
An anagram of Dirac, the surname of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Paul Dirac. This is the name of a character in the series 'Doctor Who', a companion of the fourth and fifth doctors.
AEGON m Literature, Popular Culture
Derived from the Germanic element ag "edge of a sword" and the Greek word αγώνας (agónas) "struggle". This is the name of multiple characters in George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, as well as the TV show based on the books 'Game of Thrones'.
AENEA f Roman Mythology, Popular Culture
Possibly from the Latin aenea meaning "bronze" or "copper", or possibly created as a feminine form of Aeneas. The name of a character in the science-fiction writer Dan Simmons' 'Hyperion' series.
ÆON f Popular Culture
Used by animator Peter Chung for his character Æon Flux, from the name of a type of spirit being in Gnosticism, an emanation from the Godhead, ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European base meaning "vital force, life, long life, eternity".... [more]
AERIS f Popular Culture, English
Variant of Aerith, due to translation confusion. It may also be considered a variant of Eris.
AERITH f Popular Culture
From a near-anagram of the English word earth. This is the name of a character in 'Final Fantasy VII'.
AERYN f Popular Culture, English
Variant of Erin. Aeryn is one of the female aliens on the show Farscape.
AHSOKA f Popular Culture
Created from an anagram of Ashoka, pitched by George Lucas after Ashoka the Great, the Indian Emperor of the Maurya Empire. Ahsoka Tano is a Jedi knight first introduced as Anakin Skywalker's Padawan apprentice in 'Star Wars: the clone Wars'.
AITHUSA f Greek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology Aethusa is the daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, and lover of Apollo with whom she had Eleuther. ... [more]
AKAME f Popular Culture (Rare)
literally "red eye" ... [more]
AKATOSH m Popular Culture
In the popular video game series 'The Elder Scrolls', Akatosh is the chief deity of the Nine Divines (the pantheon of gods in the game). He is generally considered to be the first of the Gods to form in the Beginning Place; after his establishment, other spirits found the process of being easier and the various pantheons of the world emerged... [more]
AKATSUKI m & f Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
This name can be used on its own as 暁 (gyou, kyou, akatsuki, sato.ru) meaning "dawn, daybreak" or it can be combined with 月 (gatsu, getsu, tsuki) meaning "moon, month." The word was a result of a shift from earlier akatoki, made up of 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 時 (toki) meaning "time."... [more]
AKECHETA m Sioux, Popular Culture
Means "soldier" in Lakota. From the Lakota akíčhita "soldier, army, military, troops, police".... [more]
AKUMA f & m Popular Culture
Means "devil" or "demon" in Japanese This is the name of one of the antagonists in the fighting-game series 'Street Fighter'. In the original Japanese game his name is Gouki.
ALABAMA f English (American, Rare), Popular Culture
From the Choctaw word albah amo meaning "Thicket-clearers" or "plant-cutters", from albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear," a name the Choctaw gave to encompass their people... [more]
ALBEL m Popular Culture
Given name of the character Albel Nox from Star Ocean III: Till the End of Time
ALDUIN m English, French, Popular Culture
English and French form of Aldwin. Alduin was a king of the Lombards in the 6th century AD.... [more]
ALEERA f Popular Culture
The name of a character in the Van Helsing franchise.
ALFARATA f Popular Culture
The name of a fictive native American girl in the song 'The Blue Juanita' by Marion Dix Sullivan (1844).
ALINTA f Indigenous Australian, Popular Culture
This name means "fire" and is thought to originate from a South Australian language. Alinta was the name of one of the main characters in the 1981 SBS television mini-series Women of the Sun which portrayed the lives of four Indigenous women in Australian society from 1820 to 1980.
ALLURA f Popular Culture
Apparently based on the English word allure. This was the name of a princess in the 1980s anime television show 'Voltron'.
ALM m Popular Culture
Derived from Old Norse "álmr," which translates to "elm tree." "Alm" is also the Swedish word for "elm tree."... [more]
ALOMA f Popular Culture, Theatre
A pseudo-Hawaiian name invented by LeRoy Clemens and John B. Hymer for the title character of their 1925 Broadway play Aloma of the South Seas, which was twice adapted to film, in 1926 and again in 1941... [more]
ALOUETTE f English, Popular Culture
From the French word for skylark, a small bird. It is also the name of a popular French Canadian children's song about plucking the feathers off a skylark.
ALTAIRA f English (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of a character in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. Altaira Morbius was the daughter of the scientist and space voyager Dr. Edward Morbius. The name Altaira is derived from Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle (Aquila).
ALTALUNE f Popular Culture
Possibly a variant of Altaluna. ... [more]
ALUCARD m Popular Culture
The name Dracula spelled backwards. Though regularly featured in (animated) films, notably 'Son of Dracula' (1943), it is perhaps best known in more recent times from Kouta Hirano's 'Hellsing' manga and the 'Castlevania' video games.
AMANDLA m & f Popular Culture (?), African
Xhosa and Zulu word meaning "power". Mandla, which is derived from "amandla", is also a common first name in South Africa. Amandla Stenberg is an American teen actress, and her mother chose the name after being inspired by Miles Davis' 1989 album "Amandla".
AMAQJUAQ m Inuit, Popular Culture
Means "the strong one" in Inuit. It is the name of a character in 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner'.
AMBROSINUS m Literature, Popular Culture
This is the latinized name of Merlin in the novel "The Last Legion" written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (b. 1943), but also in the 2007 film based on the book. In the novel, his full name is Meridius Ambrosinus (while his original Gaelic name is Myrddin Emrys), but he is usually referred to as simply Ambrosinus.
AMILYN f English (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Modern variant of Amelia. In popular culture, this is the name of a Resistance general from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
AMMY f Popular Culture
A nickname for Amethyst, Amber, Amity,or any female name starting with 'Am'. It has also been commonly used as a nickname for Amaterasu, one protagonist of the popular video game 'Okami'.
AMORA f English, Spanish, Popular Culture
Meaning, "love."
AMRYNN f English (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
A modern invention, likely based off similar Camryn. A minor character in the Witcher game series bears the name, though in her case, it is likely based off the amaranth flower (see Amaranth).
ANCK-SU-NAMUN f Popular Culture
Variant of Ankhesenamun used in 'The Mummy' film series.
ANDELINA f Popular Culture
Feminization of Andrew, as used for Andelina Darling-Walsh on The Andy Griffith Show.
ANJI f English, Popular Culture
May also be a variation of Angie.... [more]
ANNELLE f English, Literature, Popular Culture
Diminutive of Anne. It was used for a character in Robert Harling's play 'Steel Magnolias' (1987) and the subsequent film adaptation (1989).
ANTIMONY f Popular Culture
Used by Tom Siddell for his character Antimony Carver, the protagonist of his science-fantasy webcomic 'Gunnerkrigg Court' (2005-). The character's name is from that of a chemical element, which is of obscure origin... [more]
APOCYNE f Various, Popular Culture
From apocyne (Indian hemp) or Apocynaceae (the family that contains both plumeria and Indian hemp).
AQUAMARINE f English, Popular Culture
Color between green and blue; also the name of a mermaid in the movie Aquamarine... [more]
AQUATA f Popular Culture
One of the princesses in Disney's "The Little Mermaid." The name probably comes from aqua, water.
ARAGOG m Popular Culture
From J K Rowling's Harry Potter series, Aragog is the name of the giant spider that lives in the Forbidden Forest. He fears basilisks and is a great friend of Rubeus Hagrid, who rescued him when he was a child and cared for him... [more]
ARCHERINA f Popular Culture (Rare)
Feminine form of Archer. A popular bearer was the character in the television series Power Rangers Zeo.
ARDETH m & f Popular Culture, American (Rare)
Variant of Ardath. Ardeth Bey is the name of one of the main characters in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001).
ARDWEN f Popular Culture, English
The name of a priestess in the computer game The Elder Scrolls.
ARGINE f Popular Culture, French (Rare)
Argine is the name of the Queen of Clubs on French playing cards. While the names on other cards are recognisable figures from history or mythology, Argine is more obscure, it is explained as an anagram of the Latin word regina "queen".
ARIETTA f Popular Culture (Rare)
Either a diminutive of Aria, or from the major antagonist and God-General in Tales of the Abyss. Given after the musical term for a small song, from the Italian word "arietta."
ARIODANTE m Popular Culture, Italian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of Italian aria meaning "air, melody, tune" (which ultimately comes from Latin aer "air") with the name Dante. This is the name of the main character in George Frideric Handel's opera seria Ariodante (1735), which was based on the epic poem Orlando furioso (1516) written by Ludovico Ariosto.... [more]
ARION m Ancient Greek, Greek, Greek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology, Arion is the name of a divine immortal talking horse, who is the son of the gods Poseidon and Demeter. In real life, this name was borne by a Greek singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos, skilled at the cithara and inventor of the dithyramb... [more]
ARISU f Japanese, Popular Culture
Japanese transliteration of Alice, in use among the Japanese since the 20th century, particularly in recent decades.... [more]
ARIZONA f American (Rare), Popular Culture
Etymology of Arizona is still debated, they may include:... [more]
ARKANTOS m Popular Culture
Name given to Atlantean general and protagonist of the game Age of Mythology.
ARLE f Popular Culture
Derived from the city of Arles in France. This name is born by Puyo Puyo character Arle Nadja.
ARMISTICE f & m Popular Culture, American (Rare)
From the English word armistice meaning "truce, ceasefire", ultimately derived from Latin arma "arms" and -stitium "stoppage". This is the name of a character on the HBO series 'Westworld'.
ARMITAGE m English (Rare), Popular Culture
from the English surname Armitage
ARN m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Popular Culture
Derived from Old Norse ǫrn "eagle". It can also be a short form of Arne or other names beginning with Arn-.... [more]
ARNYA f English (Australian, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Anya. Arnya Duchevnic was a character on the Australian 2001 situation comedy 'Flat Chat'.
ARSHTAT f Persian Mythology, Popular Culture
Older, Avestan form of Ashtad, derived from the Avestan word for "justice". In Zoroastrianism, Arshtat was a Yazata (angel) who personified justice and rectitude.... [more]
ARTHAS m Popular Culture (?)
The name of a character from the online game 'World of Warcraft'. It is obviously derived from the name Arthus.
ARVILLA f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Unknown, possibly related to Arvel. In the 2007 film "Bonneville" Jessica Lange played Arvilla Holden, a widow on a road trip to deliver her late husband's ashes to California.
ASGORE m Popular Culture
The name of a character from the RPG game ''Undertale''. In the game Asgore is the powerful king of the monsters, who plans to use seven human souls in order to destroy the barrier that imprisons all monsters underground.
ASHITAKA m & f Popular Culture, Japanese (Rare)
This name combines 明日 (ashita) meaning "tomorrow" {from 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aka.ramu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku, a.kuru, a.kasu) meaning "bright, light" and 日 (jitsu, nichi, -ka, hi, -bi) meaning "day, Japan, sun"} with 香 (kyou, kou, ka, kao.ri, kao.ru) meaning "incense, perfume, smell", 可 (ka, kou, -be.ki, -be.shi) meaning "can, do not, mustn't, passable, should not" or 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise."... [more]
ASHRAH f Popular Culture
Means "ten" in Arabic. This is the name of a Mortal Kombat character.
ASMODINA f Popular Culture
A feminine form of Asmodeus.... [more]
ASRIEL m Popular Culture
This is the name of a character in the RPG Undertale. The name Asriel has several possible meanings or origins.... [more]
ASSOL f Russian, Popular Culture, Literature
From the book Scarlet Sails written in 1923 by Alexander Grin, but more famous as a 1961 motion picture. It is either based on Russian "А соль?" (a sol?) - "Is salt?", or Spanish "el sol" - "the sun"... [more]
ASTERIX m Literature, Popular Culture
Derived from Greek asteriskos "little star", through its latinized form asteriscus. In literature, this is the name of the hero from Frenchmen René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's comic book series of the same name... [more]
ATKA m Popular Culture
Place name derived from the Aleut language.
ATOM m & f Popular Culture
In the case of film director Atom Egoyan (1960-), it is taken from atom bomb (from Greek atomos meaning "uncut, unhewn; indivisible", derived from Greek α, a negative prefix, combined with tomos "a cutting", from temnein "to cut"), given to him by his Armenian-Egyptian parents to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor.
AVACYN f Popular Culture (Rare)
A character from the trading card game, Magic: The Gathering
AVENANT m Popular Culture
Derived from the French surname, Avenant was the name of the main antagonist in the 1946 French film La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast). In the 1991 Disney movie, Avenant was replaced by the character Gaston.
AXONN m Popular Culture
Axonn was once an arbitrator long before the coming of the Toa, but later pledged to protect the Kanohi Ignika. (From the series BIONICLE by Greg Farshtey)
AZSHARA f Popular Culture (Archaic)
Believed to be inspired by the name Asherah, Azshara is the name given to one of World of Warcraft's most notable characters - Queen Azshara. ... [more]
AZULA f Popular Culture, Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Fictional name meant to be derived from Portuguese, Galician, and Spanish azul meaning "blue" (of Persian origin). This is the name of a main antagonist in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
AZULON m Popular Culture
Meant to be the original masculine form of Azula, from which that name is derived. Fire Lord Azulon is a character in the American television show Avatar: The Last Airbender.
BALIAN m Medieval French, French (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning uncertain. This is most known for being the name of Balian of Ibelin (c. 1140-1193), a lord of the Crusader state of Jerusalem.... [more]
BALLINA f Popular Culture
Combination of "ball" and the popular suffix -ina. On the cartoon 'Rugrats' this is the name that Angelica gives to her imaginary twin sister. It also coincides with the name of towns in Ireland and Australia, though the towns' names originates from a different source.
BALOO m Popular Culture
Baloo is a main fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book from 1894 and The Second Jungle Book from 1895.
BALTO m Popular Culture
Meaning is unknown. It is possibly related to BALDO, which means "bold, brave", or VALTO, which means "to rule with greatness". ... [more]
BAM m Popular Culture, English (Modern, Rare)
Possibly a diminutive for any name starting with the letter B. Also an onomatopoeia word suggesting the sound of a "loud thud". ... [more]
BAPHOMET m Judeo-Christian Legend, Popular Culture
Probably from a medieval corruption of Mahomet. This appears in the Inquisition of the Knights Templar as the name of an alleged Muslim or pagan idol. In the 19th century it became associated with a Western occult symbol drawn by Eliphas Lévi, a "Sabbatic Goat" image depicting a demonic horned god.
BARBARELLA f Popular Culture
Likely influenced by the name Barbara. This is the name of the main character in the 'Barbarella' comic book.
BARTON m English, Popular Culture
Derived from the English surname Barton. In popular culture, Barton Fink is the name of a playwright in the 1991 film "Barton Fink".
BARTY m English (Rare), Popular Culture
Diminutive of Bartholomew and other Bart- names.
BATMAN m Javanese, Popular Culture
From a Jawi rendering of पत्मन् (patman), meaning "path" in Sanskrit. A notable bearer of this name is Batman bin-Suparman, a Singaporean man imprisoned for drugs, who was rumored to be named after the DC comics superhero.... [more]
BEAUTY f English, Popular Culture, South African
From the English word "beauty", ultimately derived from Latin bellus, "beautiful".... [more]
BELLDANDY f Popular Culture
Variant of Verdandi, representing an Anglicization of the name's Japanese transcription. This is the name of a major character in the manga series "Oh My Goddess!"
BELTHAZOR m Popular Culture
Likely a variant of Balthazar, used in the TV show Charmed.
BELVEDERE m Popular Culture
Means "a fair sight" from Italian bello "beautiful" and vedere "a view, sight". It first appears as a given name in United States historical records (for both Northern and Southern states) in the early 19th century — along with its feminine variant, Belva... [more]
BENJEN m Popular Culture, Literature
Contracted form of Benjamin. It is the name of a character in the 'Game of Thrones' and 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, Benjen Stark.
BERIC m English (British), Literature, Popular Culture
Variant of Berrick. Beric Dondarrian is a character in 'A Song of Ice and Fire', as well as it's TV counterpart 'Game of Thrones', known for leading the Brotherhood without Banners and being repeatedly resurrected, though in his case, the name is a variant of Barak (1), as he is known as The Lightning Lord.
BERLIOZ m Popular Culture
Character in Disney's Aristocats.
BERŽAS m Lithuanian, Folklore, Popular Culture
Derived from the Lithuanian noun beržas meaning "birch tree". In Lithuanian folklore and popular culture, Beržas is the name of one of the three sons of the titular character of the folk tale Eglė žalčių karalienė, which translates to English as Eglė, the Queen of Serpents.
BIRDINA f Popular Culture
Name of a character in the 1955, MGM released 'The Glass Slipper,' their musical take on the famous Cinderalla story.
BIRDO f Popular Culture
Birdo, known in Japan as Catherine (キャサリン Kyasarin), is a recurring character in the Mario franchise. Her first appearance was as an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, which was rebranded as Super Mario Bros... [more]
BIWAKO f Popular Culture
This name combines 琵琶 (biwa), referring to the biwa or Japanese lute, or 枇杷 (biwa), referring to the loquat, with 子 (shi, su, tsu, (-)ko, -ne) meaning "child."... [more]
BLADE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally English occupational surname for a cutler, from Middle English blade, meaning "cutting edge" or "sword." Also an English word of the same meaning.... [more]
BLANKET m & f Popular Culture
From the English word blanket. A famous bearer of this is Michael Jackson's son, whose nickname is Blanket Jackson.
BLAYLOCK m Popular Culture
From the book series Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward
BLINX m Popular Culture
A phonetic rendering of the English word "blinks". Used by the eponymous feline main character of the Xbox game 'Blinx: The Time Sweeper".
BLUEBELL f English, Popular Culture
From the name of the flower, used to some extent as a first name when flower names were in vogue at the end of the 19th century.
BOBA m Popular Culture
A diminutive or variation of Bob. This is the name of Boba Fett who is a bounty hunter from Star Wars. Boba Fett is a sly reference to another hotshot jockey, Bob Falfa, the drag racer played by none other than Mr... [more]
BOCEPHUS m English, Popular Culture
Likely a corruption of the Ancient Greek name Bucephalus. ... [more]
BOES m Dutch (Rare), Literature, Popular Culture
Dutch form of Boso. This given name is extremely rare in the Netherlands nowadays and is more commonly found as a patronymic surname.... [more]
BOLIN m Popular Culture
An earthbending character from the TV series "The Legend of Korra" bears this name.
BOLT m Popular Culture
A character in Bolt.
BOMI m Popular Culture
The middle name of Freddie Mercury, whose given name was Farrokh Bomi Bulsara.
BON m English (Australian), Popular Culture
Given in honour of AC/DC rock star "Bon" Scott, who was born Ronald Scott. His nickname was given to him at school, to differentiate him from another Ronald in his class. As he had recently emigrated from Scotland to Australia, he was named Bon, a reference to "Bonnie Scotland".
BOOMER m Popular Culture
Character in Disney's Fox and the Hound.
BORAT m Popular Culture
Possibly an invented name, perhaps based on Borut. This is the name of the titular character in the film 'Borat' (2006).
BORUTO m Popular Culture
The Japanese pronunciation of the English word bolt.... [more]
BOWIE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally Scottish and Irish surname, derived from a nickname from the Gaelic buidhe "yellow, fair-haired". Possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach".... [more]
BRANCH m Popular Culture, English (American)
From the English word branch or transferred use of the surname with the same meaning.
BRANDINE f Popular Culture
Possibly a combination of Brandy and the popular suffix -ine. Brandine Spuckler is Cletus's wife on the American animated series The Simpsons.
BREEZIE f English (Rare), Popular Culture
This name may be derived from the word breezy.... [more]
BRICK m Popular Culture
Originally a nickname from the English word brick (having the slang meaning "a good fellow" from 1840). It was used for a character in Tennessee Williams' play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1955).
BRIENNE f American (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture, Literature
Variant of Brianne. This is the name of a character in George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, as well as the TV show based on the books 'Game of Thrones'.
BRINI f Popular Culture
Diminutive of Sabrina. An example is Sabrina "Brini" Maxwell, a fictional character.
BRONN m Literature, Popular Culture
Ser Bronn of the Blackwater is the name of a character from the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. ... [more]
BRÜNO m Popular Culture
Pseudo-German variant of Bruno used for the titular character of Sacha Baren Cohen's 2009 comedy film 'Brüno', about a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion designer.... [more]
BUBBA m English, Popular Culture
From the nickname, a Southern U.S. corruption (nursery form?) of the word brother. This is a derogatory slang term meaning "Southern white hick", originally used in the Southern states to indicate "brother".
BUGS m Popular Culture
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons).
BUGSY m Popular Culture, English
From the English slang bugs, meaning "crazy". Typically given as a nickname.
BULMA f Popular Culture
Used as the name of a main character off Dragon Ball Z,it is a play on the word 'Bloomers'.
BUMBLEBEE f English, Popular Culture
The name of several fictional characters, including a Marvel comics superhero, Transformers character, and The Simpsons character.
BUMI m Popular Culture
Coined name meant to be derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhū́mi) meaning "earth, soil, ground". This is the name of two characters in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and 'The Legend of Korra', respectively.
BUZZ m English, Popular Culture
A diminutive of unknown origin, likely given for any number of reasons. ... [more]
BYAKUYA m Popular Culture
Means "white night" or "arctic night" in Japanese. It is the name of a character in the popular Japanese manga and anime, "Bleach"
CABENGO f Popular Culture
The name of Virginia Kennedy given to her by her twin sister Grace (Poto) in their own private language.... [more]
CADMIUM f Popular Culture (Rare)
Name of the character Cadmium Casson for the Casson Family Series. The name was most likely taken from that of the element cadmium, which comes from the Latin cadmia and Greek καδμεία meaning "calamine", a mixture of minerals containing cadmium... [more]
CAELDORI f Popular Culture
Most likely intended as an anagram of Cordelia. This name was first used as the name of a character in Fire Emblem: Fates. She resembles Cordelia, a character from the previous game, Fire Emblem: Awakening.
CAILLOU m Popular Culture
The French word caillou means "pebble", and by extension it can also mean "bald head". ... [more]
CALAFIA f Literature, Popular Culture
This name was apparently invented by Spanish writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, who probably based it on califa, the Spanish form of Arabic khalifa, an Islamic title meaning "successor" (see Khalifa)... [more]
CALDONIA f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Possible variation of the name Caledonia.
CAPRICA f American (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
This name may be derived from Capricornus (see Capricorn). This is the name of a planet from the Battlestar Galactica franchise.
CASHINA f Popular Culture
Combination of "cash" and the popular suffix -ina. This is the name of a one-off character on the cartoon 'SpongeBob SquarePants' - Cashina is a stack of cash (actually a robot controlled by Plankton) whom Mr... [more]
CASSIEL m English (Latinized), Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature, Popular Culture
Means "speed of God" in Hebrew via El theophory in the Bible, which is the practice of embedding the name of a god or a deity in, usually, a proper name. Cassiel is the Latin name of an archangel in post-biblical Judeo-Christian religion, particularly that of the Kabbalah... [more]
CASSIMA f Popular Culture
This name was created for a character in King's Quest, a computer-based adventure game series developed by Sierra Entertainment.... [more]
CASTASPELLA f Popular Culture (Modern, Rare)
The name of one of the main characters in the 1980s animated cartoon series, She-ra Princess of Power
CASTIEL m English, Judeo-Christian Legend, Popular Culture
Means "shield of God" in Hebrew via El theophory in the Bible, which is the practice of embedding the name of a god or a deity in, usually, a proper name. Castiel is sometimes considered a variant of Cassiel... [more]
CATANIA f Popular Culture
Derived from the Italian city of Catania and the Italian word katane meaning "grater". It is used for the character of Princess Catania in the movie Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess.
CATCHER m Popular Culture, English (Rare)
From an English occupational surname, indicating a huntsman. This is the name of the main character in the movie "Down With Love".
CATTI-BRIE f Popular Culture, Literature
Catti-brie (spelled in later publications as "Cattie-brie") is a fictional character in the 'Forgotten Realms' setting, based on the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. She is the creation of American author R. A. Salvatore.
CHAKOTAY m Popular Culture
Means "man who walks the Earth but who only sees the sky" in the language of the fictional Anurabi tribe. Chakotay was the name of the first officer in 'Star Trek: Voyager'.
CHAVO m Popular Culture, Spanish
From Spanish chavo meaning ''boy, kid'', used as a nickname.
CHELL f English, Popular Culture
Variant of Chelle. Chell is the name of the main protagonist in Valve game studio's 'Portal' video game series.
CHEVELLE f & m Popular Culture (Rare)
Invented by American car manufacturer Chevrolet in 1964 for a new mid-sized automobile. Chevelle is a combination of Chev-, the first part of the company name, and the suffix -elle. American alternative metal band Chevelle took their name from the car... [more]
CHEWBACCA m Popular Culture
This was the name of the Wookiee who was a warrior, smuggler and co-pilot of Han Solo's starship, which is the Millennium Falcon in the 'Star Wars' movies. He was known as Chewie by his friends. Per George Lucas, creator of the character, Chewbacca, the towering Wookiee, was a name inspired by Indiana, Mr... [more]
CHIANA f Dutch (Rare), English (American, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning and origin uncertain. It might possibly be an invented name, in which case it might (for example) consist of an Asian name element (such as Japanese chi meaning "wisdom, intellect") and the name Ana... [more]
CHIBI f & m Popular Culture (Rare)
Chibi means "Small". This often refers to a character who is drawn cutely with a small body.
CHIBIUSA f Popular Culture
Usagi/Sailor Moon and Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask's daughter from Sailor Moon, an extremely popular magical girl themed manga. Chibi means "small, little" and usa is abbreviation of usagi meaning "rabbit".
CHICHARITO m Popular Culture
Meaning "little pea" in Spanish.... [more]
CHINO m Spanish, English, Italian, Popular Culture
This was the name of a character in the musical "West Side Story".... [more]
CHITOGE f Popular Culture
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with 棘 (toge) meaning "thorn". ... [more]
CHOCOLA f & m Popular Culture
Chocola is the romanization of the French word 'chocolat' which means "chocolate". ... [more]
CHOCOLAT f Popular Culture
'Chocolat' means "chocolate" in French.... [more]
CHROM m & f Popular Culture (Rare)
Possibly derived from Greek chroma meaning "color". This is the name of one of the protagonists of the video game Fire Emblem: Awakening. Variant of Chrome
CILAN m Popular Culture
Shortened form of cilantro, the name of a herb also known as coriander. This name is borne by a character from the Pokemon games, most notable for being featured as one of Ash's traveling companions in the anime.
CIRNO f Popular Culture, English
The name is based on the English word "chill." A notable character with the name is Cirno, an ice fairy from the Touhou Project.
CLARABELLA f Popular Culture
Elaboration of Claribel combining the names Clara and Bella.
CLEAR f & m Popular Culture
Word name used in the movie Final destintation.
CLOUD m & f English, Popular Culture
Derived from the English word cloud. In Popular Culture, this is the name of the main protagonist (Cloud Strife) in "Final Fantasy VII", who also makes an appearance in "Dissidia: Final Fantasy".
CORAN m Popular Culture
This is the name of an Altean man who serves as Princess Allura's right-hand man in the 2016 series "Voltron: Legendary Defender."
CORINTHIAN m & f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Corinthian is the most ornate of the classical orders (columns) of Greek and Roman architecture, characterized by fluted columns and elaborate capitals with intricate carvings. It has taken on the meaning of "ornate, luxurious" because of the typical traits of the namesake order... [more]
CORTANA f English, Popular Culture
Variant of Curtana, from the Latin curtus, meaning "short", the name of the ceremonial sword used at the Coronation of British royalty. The name of an artificial intelligence creature in the Halo video game franchise, as well as Microsoft's virtual assistant, which was named for character in the game.
CORYPHEUS m Popular Culture
Derived from coryphaeus, which is the latinized form of the Greek word κορυφαῖος (koryphaios) meaning "head man, chief, leader". The word itself is ultimately derived from the Greek noun κορυφή (koruphe) meaning "head, top"... [more]
CRASH m & f Popular Culture
Most notably the name for Video game character Crash Bandicoot, an orange bandicoot from his self titled platform game series created by Sony.... [more]
CRICKET m & f Popular Culture, English, American (South)
Simply from the name of the small insect known for its nocturnal chirping. It occurs briefly in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1597) belonging to a fairy that makes certain the hearths are well-kept.
CRUELA f Popular Culture
Portuguese form of Cruella.
CRUELLA f Popular Culture
Derived from English cruel, ultimately from Latin crūdēlis "hard, severe, cruel". It is the name of the antagonist in '101 Dalmatians'.
CULLY f Popular Culture
From the town of Cully in Switzerland, which is derived from the Roman family name Coclius, of unknown meaning.... [more]
CURLY m Popular Culture
From the English word, used by Jerome Lester Horwitz, a member of the Three Stooges comedy team, as a stage name.
CUTTER m English (Modern), Popular Culture
From the traditionally English occupational surname for a tailor or barber. From the Old English cyttan 'to cut'.... [more]
CYANN f Popular Culture
From the name of a fictional character in a French comic book called The Cycle of Cyann.
CYRAX m Popular Culture
Cyrax is a player character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise.
DAARIO m Literature, Popular Culture
Daario Naharis is the name of a sellsword character from the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. ... [more]
DAFFY m English, Popular Culture
Diminutive of David. A popular bearer was the cartoon Daffy Duck.
DAKEN m Popular Culture
In the Marvel comics universe, Daken is the son of Wolverine and his wife Itsu. Logan thought he died in womb when Itsu was attacked one night while he was away, but he is removed and secretly left in the care of a local Japanese couple... [more]
DALLBEN m Literature, Popular Culture
The ancient wizard in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander as well as a character in Disney's The Black Cauldron.
DAMASK f Popular Culture
Usually a surname, presumably referring to one who sold damask (a material originally made in Damascus). Later came to denote a rich pink colour and was subsequently used as a nickname for one with a rosy complexion... [more]
DARDANELLA f English (Rare), Popular Culture
From the name of the Dardanelles, one of the straits that separate European Turkey from Asian Turkey. The place name apparently derives from the name of Dardanos, son of Zeus and Electra in Greek myth.... [more]
DARKSEID m Popular Culture
Darkseid (pronounced "Darkside'') is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
DARNA f Filipino, Popular Culture
Darna is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipinokomiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda.... [more]
DAROACH m Popular Culture
From Kirby, an action-platformer video game series developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
DARYUN m Popular Culture
Daryun is a main character from "The Heroic Legend of Arslan", which is a novel series and anime show.
DAUNTLESS m Theatre, Popular Culture
From the English word meaning "invulnerable to fear or intimidation", used for the hero of the comic stage musical Once Upon a Mattress (1959), Prince Dauntless "the Drab".
DEANIE f English (American, Rare), Popular Culture
Feminization of Dean, used rarely but steadily.
DEDEDE m Popular Culture
King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in Nintendo's Kirby video game series.
DEIDARA m Popular Culture
Deidara means clay bender in japanese... [more]
DEJAH f Literature, Popular Culture, American
Dejah Thoris is the name of a fictional character and princess of the Martian city-state/empire of Helium on the planet Barsoom (Mars) in American author Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Martian novels (the first of which was published in 1912)... [more]
DELARIVIER f English (Rare, Archaic), Popular Culture
Transferred use of French and Walloon the surname Delarivière. The name was first used by the English author and playwright Delarivier Manley (1670-1724).
DELENN f Popular Culture
Sci-Fi TV series, Babylon 5 character, head of the minbari religious cast
DELSIN m Popular Culture, Native American (Modern, Rare)
Meaning "he is so, he does so". ... [more]
DEMORA f Popular Culture
This is the name of Hikaru Sulu's daughter, Helmsman of the USS Enterprise-B in the 1994 film 'Star Trek: Generations'. Perhaps by coincidence, the word demora means "delay" in both Spanish and Portuguese.
DENAHI m Popular Culture
A character frm the film Brother Bear.
DERRIAL m English, Popular Culture
Possibly derived from darryl. ... [more]
DESFRED f Popular Culture
German translation of Offred used in the series 'Die Geschichte der Magd' 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
DESTRY m & f Popular Culture, English
English form of Destrier, a French surname derived from the Anglo-Norman word destrer meaning "warhorse". This name was popularized by the western novel 'Destry Rides Again' (1930, by Max Brand) and two subsequent identically-named film adaptations (1932 and 1939).
DIABLO m Popular Culture
Means "devil" in Spanish. Diablo Cody is the pen name of American writer Brook Busey (1978-).
DIANALEE f Popular Culture
Combination of Diana and Lee.
DIESEL m English (Rare), Popular Culture
Modern given name, sometimes transferred use of the surname Diesel.
DIN f Popular Culture
Name of the Goddess of Power, Fire and Earth in Zelda. Accociated with the colour Red.
DIPLO m Popular Culture
From a Greek word διπλο (diplo) means "double". It is known by DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz.
DIRKIE m Popular Culture
Probably from Dirk
DJALI m Arabic (Maghrebi), Literature, Popular Culture
Possibly a variant transcription of خالي jali meaning "free" (general not only related with freedom) in Arabic.... [more]
DJANGO m Romani, Popular Culture
Means "to awake" in Romani, the traditional language of the ethnic group commonly referred to as gypsies.... [more]
DOBBY m Popular Culture
The name of a House-Elf in the Harry Potter series of books.
DODGER m English (Rare), Literature, Popular Culture
From the English word "dodger" meaning "one who dodges; one who avoids, evades, or sidesteps". Traditionally a pet name, occasionally used as a given name.... [more]
DOGBERT m Popular Culture
The name of Dilbert's dog in the comic strip DILBERT.
DOMINO f Popular Culture, English (Rare)
Short form of Dominique. It was used by author Ian Fleming in his James Bond novel 'Thunderball' (1961), where the nickname belongs to Bond's Italian love interest Dominetta "Domino" Vitali (renamed Dominique "Domino" and simply Domino in the 1965 and 1983 film adaptations, respectively)... [more]
DONDER m Literature, Popular Culture
Derived from the Dutch word donder meaning "thunder". Popularized by the reindeer in the story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the song Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, even though the reindeer was originally named Dunder.
DONDI m & f Popular Culture, English
From a comic strip first published in 1955. In this comicstrip, Dondi was an Italian orphan asking for his parents saying "dondi" all the time. In the comic strip this comes from people calling him dandy boy.
DOVAHKIIN m Popular Culture
Means "dragonborn" in the fiction ancient Dragon Language of the dragons in Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls game series. The player-created protagonist of the fifth game in the series, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, goes by the epithet Dovahkiin... [more]
DRACHMA m Popular Culture
A major character in Skies of Arcadia, and is heavily based off of the character Captain Ahab from the book, Moby Dick.
DRACULA m History, Literature, Popular Culture
Essentially means "son of Dracul" in Romanian, with Dracul being the Romanian word for "dragon". It refers to the 15th-century Wallachian prince Vlad III the Impaler, whose father was named Vlad II Dracul and so Dracula was a nickname of sorts for Vlad III... [more]
DRAKUL m Popular Culture (Modern)
Variant of Dracula. From the epithet of Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad the Impaler, which meant either "dragon" (alluding to his membership in the noble Order of the Dragon) or "the devil" from Romanian drac "devil".
DRAX m Popular Culture
This was the name given to Drax a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
DRELLA m & f Popular Culture
A nickname for Andy Warhol used by his friends, a combination of Dracula and Cinderella.
DRESDEN f & m English, Popular Culture
From the name of the city in Germany, which is derived from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning "people of the riverside forest".
DROSSEL m Popular Culture
German for "thrush" as in the bird. The name of a character in the anime adaption of Black Butler, Drossel Keinz.
DROVER m Popular Culture
It ultimately means "driver". It was recently used in the movie "Australia" by Baz Luhrmann.
DRUANTIA f Popular Culture, Celtic Mythology
Hypothetic old Celtic form of the name of a river in the south of France commonly known as the Durance, which is of unknown meaning. An Indo-European root meaning "to flow" has been suggested. According to Robert Graves in 'The White Goddess' (1948), it is derived from the Indo-European root *deru meaning "oak" (as are the words druid and dryad) and probably also belonged to a Gallic tree goddess, which he identifies as "Queen of the Druids" and "Mother of the Tree Calendar"... [more]
DUCKIE m Popular Culture
Phil "Duckie" Dale is a character in the film Pretty in Pink.
DUCKY f & m Popular Culture
I guess it has to be dimunitive of Duke. It's also the name of a female saurolophus in "The Land Before Time" series.
DULCY f Popular Culture
Nickname for Dulcinea, which is used for the character Dulcy, who appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog TV Series.
DUMBO m Literature, Popular Culture
In the movie Dumbo, this was given as a cruel nickname for an elephant named Jumbo, Jr.
DUME m Popular Culture
Dume was the wise Turaga of Metru Nui and a former Toa of Fire. He led Metru Nui for roughly sixteen thousand years. (FROm the series BIONICLE by Greg Farshtey)
DURDEN m & f Popular Culture
Tyler Durden is a character from the cult novel Fight Club (1996) by Chuck Palahniuk. The English surname Durden may have originally been a nickname from Old French dur meaning "hard" and dent "tooth".
EBENITA f Popular Culture
Feminine form of Ebenezer, possibly influenced by Bonita. This name was created for the movie 'Ms Scrooge', where it belongs to the titular character, played by Cicely Tyson.
ECOLO m Popular Culture
The exact origin of this name is unclear, though it could come from 心 (kokoro; heart). It could also be derived from コロコロ (corocoro; roughly a fat , bouncy, spherical object).... [more]
EDDARD m Literature, Popular Culture
Variant of Edward, used in George R. R. Martin's book 'A Game of Thrones' and the subsequent TV show 'Game of Thrones'.
EDGE m English, Popular Culture
From the English word "edge" referring to a "boundary; or the thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe; that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply; or sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; an extreme verge; or sharpness; readiness or fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire".... [more]
EDMURE m Popular Culture
This name was used in the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and corresponding TV show Game of Thrones.
EEMA f Popular Culture
This is the name of a Styracosaurus from Disney's "Dinosaur".
EISLEY f Popular Culture
Possibly popularized by the town Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' universe.
ELBUR f & m Popular Culture, Literature
Used by the popular British novelist Eleanor Burford (1906-1993) as a pen name, in which case it was formed from a contraction of her birth name, i.e., by combining the initial syllables of Eleanor (El) and Burford (-bur)... [more]
ELESA f Popular Culture
A female name meaning "electric". A popular bearer is Gym Leader Elesa from the Pokémon series, who specializes in Electric-type Pokémon.
ELEVEN f Popular Culture
From the English word for the number 11.
ELIWOOD m Popular Culture
A deviant of Elwood. Used in the popular videogame "Fire Emblem."
ELLAMAE f English, Popular Culture
Combination of Ella and Mae.
ELMYRA f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Elmira. A notable bearer is Elmyra Duff, a character from the cartoon 'Tiny Toon Adventures'.
ELORA f English (Rare), French (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning, this name is most likely a contraction of Elnora.... [more]
ELSEMERE f Popular Culture, American
Transferred use of the surname Elsemere.
EMERSBY m Popular Culture
Transferred use of the surname Emersby.
ENDEAVOUR m Popular Culture
English word meaning, "to try (to do something," or, "an effort to do or attain something." The name of an inspector featured in a series of detective novels by Colin Dexter as well as two British television shows, Inspector Morse and Endeavour.
ENDORA f Popular Culture, Various
Based on the biblical place name Endor, which is of uncertain meaning (see Endor). It was used for a character in the American television series 'Bewitched' (1964-1972), in which case it was presumably an allusion to the biblical Witch of Endor whom Saul consulted, according to the first Book of Samuel in the Old Testament... [more]
ENVY f & m Popular Culture, Literature
Envy Adams is a character from graphic stories, film and videogame Scott Pilgrim. Envy is also a character in the novel, "The Pilgrim's Progress."
EOMER m Anglo-Saxon, Popular Culture
Eomer was, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the great-great-grandfather of Creoda of Mercia, the first King of Mercia. He is considered the ancestor to the Kings of Mercia.... [more]
ÉOTHAIN m Popular Culture
Fictional character in Lord of the Rings.
ERETRIA f Popular Culture
Eretria is a town in Euboea, Greece, facing the coast of Attica across the narrow South Euboean Gulf.... [more]
ERU m Literature, Popular Culture
Means "the one" or "he that is alone" in Quenya. Eru Ilúvatar is the supreme being, God, and creator of all in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. ... [more]
ERZA f Popular Culture
Of unknown meaning (found in the manga "Fairy Tail")
ESMERAUDE f Popular Culture
Derived from French word for emerald, émeraude, possibly influenced by Esmeralda (which also means "emerald"). This is the name of a member of the Black Moon Clan from the manga and anime 'Sailor Moon'.
ESMERELDA f Popular Culture
Variant spelling of Esmeralda. A famous bearer of this name is Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.