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AANGmPopular 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'.
AATXEmBasque 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.
ABALAMmPopular 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'.
ABBIEJEANfEnglish (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.
ABRAXASmEgyptian 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]
ACXAfPopular Culture
Acxa is a character from Voltron: Legendary Defender. She was introduced as one of Lotor's generals.
ADALIDAfEnglish (Rare), Italian (Rare, Archaic), Spanish (Rare, Archaic), Popular Culture
Contracted form of Adelaida used in the George Strait country song Adalida (1995).
ADIAfSwahili, Igede, Popular Culture (Modern, Rare)
Swahili: Derived from adia "(valuable) gift" and from Hausa adia "gift".... [more]
ADRASTAfPopular Culture (Rare)
A name inspired by Adrasteia/Adrastea from Ancient Greek Mythology
ADRICmPopular Culture
Adric is a fictional character played by Matthew Waterhouse in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.... [more]
AEGONmLiterature, 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'.
AELAfBreton, French (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
As a Breton name, this is a feminine form of Ael. It is a cognate of Angela.... [more]
AENEAfRoman 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.
ÆONfPopular 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]
AERISfPopular Culture, English
Variant of Aerith, due to translation confusion (from Aerith Gainsborough, a protagonist in game studio Square Enix's 'Final Fantasy' game series).... [more]
AERITHfPopular Culture
Aerith is often referred to as Aeris due to the translation issues, however Aerith is the current canon spelling of the character's name. Aerith Gainsborough, Earisu Geinzubūru in the original Japanese, is a protagonist in game studio Square Enix's popular video game series 'Final Fantasy'... [more]
AERYNfPopular Culture, English
Variant of Erin. Aeryn is one of the female aliens on the show Farscape.
AHRIfPopular Culture
A character in the video game 'League of Legends'.
AHSOKAfPopular Culture
Ahsoka Tano is Anakin Skywalker's Apprentice in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
AITHUSAfGreek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology Aethusa is the daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, and lover of Apollo with whom she had Eleuther. ... [more]
AKAMEfPopular Culture (Rare)
literally "red eye" ... [more]
AKATOSHmPopular 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]
AKATSUKIm & fJapanese (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]
AKECHETAmSioux, Popular Culture
Means "soldier" in Lakota. From the Lakota akíčhita "soldier, army, military, troops, police".... [more]
AKUMAf & mPopular Culture
In Japanese akuma means "devil" or "demon". This is the name of one of the antagonists in the fighting-game series 'Street Fighter', by game developer Capcom. In the original Japanese game his name is Gouki.
ALABAMAfEnglish (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]
ALAMEDAfSpanish, Portuguese, English, Popular Culture
From the Spanish and Portuguese word referring to "an avenue lined with trees", from the Spanish and Portuguese álamo 'poplar'.... [more]
ALBELmPopular Culture
Given name of the character Albel Nox from Star Ocean III: Till the End of Time
ALDUINmEnglish, French, Popular Culture
English and French form of Aldwin. Alduin was a king of the Lombards in the 6th century AD.... [more]
ALEERAfPopular Culture
The name of a character in the Van Helsing franchise.
ALEXSTRASZAfPopular Culture
This is the name of Alexstrasza, a name of a dragon in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'World of Warcraft' (created in 2004).
ALEXXf & mPopular Culture
Variant of Alex. Fictional character in CSI: Miami and notable bearer guitarist Alexx Calise.
ALFARATAfPopular Culture
The name of a fictive native American girl in the song 'The Blue Juanita' by Marion Dix Sullivan (1844).
ALINTAfIndigenous 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.
ALLURAfPopular Culture
Apparently based on the English word allure. This was the name of a princess in the 1980s anime television show 'Voltron'.
ALMmPopular Culture
Derived from Old Norse "álmr," which translates to "elm tree." "Alm" is also the Swedish word for "elm tree."... [more]
ALOMAfPopular 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]
ALORRAfPopular Culture
Variant of Elora. Character in World of Warcraft.
ALOUETTEfEnglish, 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.
ALPHYSfPopular Culture
This is the name of a character in the RPG Undertale. Alphys is an anagram of "shy pal"; this could be where her name came from.... [more]
ALTAIRAfEnglish (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).
ALTALUNEfPopular Culture
Possibly a variant of Altaluna. ... [more]
ALUCARDmPopular 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.
AMANDLAm & fPopular 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".
AMAQJUAQmInuit, Popular Culture
Inuit name meaning "the strong one". Character in 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner.'
AMBROSINUSmLiterature, 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.
AMMYfPopular 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'.
AMRYNNfEnglish (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-NAMUNfPopular Culture
Variant of Ankhesenamun used in 'The Mummy' film series.
ANDELINAfPopular Culture
Feminization of Andrew, as used for Andelina Darling-Walsh on The Andy Griffith Show.
ANIARAfPopular Culture, Swedish
From Greek ἀνιαρός (aniaros) meaning "sad, despairing". The name was invented by Harry Edmund Martinson for the space ship in his poem of science fiction "Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum" in 1956.
ANIREHfPopular Culture
A character in The Elder Scrolls Online.
ANJIfEnglish, Popular Culture
May also be a variation of Angie.... [more]
ANNELLEfEnglish, 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).
ANTIMONYfPopular 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]
ANYANKAfPopular Culture
Name of vengeance demon, Anyanka 'Anya' Jenkins, from popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
APOCYNEfVarious, Popular Culture
From apocyne (Indian hemp) or Apocynaceae (the family that contains both plumeria and Indian hemp).
APPLEfPopular Culture (Modern), English (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Middle English appel, ultimately from Old English aeppel "apple". This name was used by Gwenyth Paltrow for her daughter.
AQUAMARINEfEnglish, Popular Culture
Color between green and blue; also the name of a mermaid in the movie Aquamarine... [more]
AQUATAfPopular Culture
One of the princesses in Disney's "The Little Mermaid." The name probably comes from aqua, water.
ARAGOGmPopular 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]
ARCHERINAfPopular Culture (Rare)
Feminine form of Archer. A popular bearer was the character in the television series Power Rangers Zeo.
ARDETHm & fPopular 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).
ARDWENfPopular Culture, English
The name of a priestess in the computer game The Elder Scrolls.
ARGINEfPopular 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".
ARIETTAfPopular 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."
ARIODANTEmPopular 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]
ARIONmAncient 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]
ARISUfJapanese, Popular Culture
Japanese transliteration of Alice, in use among the Japanese since the 20th century, particularly in recent decades.... [more]
ARIZONAfAmerican (Rare), Popular Culture
Etymology of Arizona is still debated, they may include:... [more]
ARKANTOSmPopular Culture
Name given to Atlantean general and protagonist of the game Age of Mythology.
ARMISTICEf & mPopular 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'.
ARMITAGEmEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture
from the English surname Armitage
ARNmNorwegian, 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]
ARNIMmGerman, Popular Culture
German name that first surfaced in the late 1800s. It was originally taken from the name of the town of Arnim near Berlin, later inspired by the surname of poet Bettina von Arnim and finally (mis)understood as a variant of Armin... [more]
ARNYAfEnglish (Australian, Rare), English (New Zealand, Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Anya. Arnya Duchevnic was a character on the Australian 2001 situation comedy 'Flat Chat'.
ARSHTATfPersian 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]
ARTHASmPopular Culture (?)
The name of a character from the online game 'World of Warcraft'. It is obviously derived from the name Arthus.
ARVILLAfEnglish (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.
ARYLLfPopular Culture
The yonger sister of Link, the hero, in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Possibly created as a feminine variant of ERROL, or a contracted variant of ARIEL.
ASGOREmPopular 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.
ASHITAKAm & fPopular 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]
ASHRAHfPopular Culture
Means "ten" in Arabic. This is the name of a Mortal Kombat character.
ASMODINAfPopular Culture
A feminine form of Asmodeus.... [more]
ASRIELmPopular Culture
This is the name of a character in the RPG Undertale. The name Asriel has several possible meanings or origins.... [more]
ASSOLfRussian, 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]
ASTERIXmLiterature, 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]
ATKAmPopular Culture
Place name derived from the Aleut language.
ATOMm & fPopular 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.
AVACYNfPopular Culture (Rare)
A character from the trading card game, Magic: The Gathering
AVENANTmPopular 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.
AXONNmPopular 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)
AZSHARAfPopular 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]
AZULAfPopular 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'.
AZULONmPopular 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.
BABEf & mPopular Culture, English (Rare)
Simply from the English word babe. A famous nickname bearer was the baseball player George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. (1895-1948). It can also be a diminutive of Barbara, as in the case of American socialite Babe Paley (1915-1978)... [more]
BAELFIREmPopular Culture
Used on a character in the fairytale drama series Once Upon A Time.
BAKURAmPopular Culture
"Thunderbolt".
BALIANmMedieval 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]
BALLINAfPopular 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.
BALOOmPopular Culture
Baloo is a main fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book from 1894 and The Second Jungle Book from 1895.
BALTOmPopular Culture
Meaning is unknown. It is possibly related to BALDO, which means "bold, brave", or VALTO, which means "to rule with greatness". ... [more]
BAMmPopular 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]
BANONmPopular Culture
Banon is one of the characters in the role playing game "Final Fantasy VI".
BAPHOMETmJudeo-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.
BARBARELLAfPopular Culture
Likely influenced by the name Barbara. This is the name of the main character in the 'Barbarella' comic book.
BARTONmEnglish, 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".
BARTYmEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture
Diminutive of Bartholomew and other Bart- names.
BEAUTYfEnglish, Popular Culture, South African
From the English word "beauty", ultimately derived from Latin bellus, "beautiful".... [more]
BELLDANDYfPopular 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!"
BELTHAZORmPopular Culture
Likely a variant of Balthazar, used in the TV show Charmed.
BELVEDEREmPopular 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]
BENJENmPopular Culture, Literature
A character in the Game of Thrones universe, Benjen Stark.
BERICmEnglish (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.
BERLIOZmPopular Culture
Character in Disney's Aristocats.
BERŽASmLithuanian, 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.
BIRDINAfPopular Culture
Name of a character in the 1955, MGM released 'The Glass Slipper,' their musical take on the famous Cinderalla story.
BIWAKOfPopular 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]
BLADEmEnglish, 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]
BLANKETm & fPopular Culture
From the English word blanket. A famous bearer of this is Michael Jackson's son, whose nickname is Blanket Jackson.
BLAYLOCKmPopular Culture
From the book series Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward
BLINXmPopular Culture
A phonetic rendering of the English word "blinks". Used by the eponymous feline main character of the Xbox game 'Blinx: The Time Sweeper".
BLUm & fPopular Culture, English (Rare)
Variant of Blue, also maybe used as a diminutive of Bluford. A famous namesake is the character Tyler "Blu" Gunderson, the primary protagonist of the films Rio and Rio 2.
BLUEBELLfEnglish, 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. Now rare in Britain, perhaps because it became a favourite name for a cow before numbers and code-names became the norm in farming circles... [more]
BOCEPHUSmEnglish, Popular Culture
Likely a corruption of the Ancient Greek name Bucephalus. ... [more]
BOESmDutch (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]
BOLINmPopular Culture
An earthbending character from the TV series "The Legend of Korra" bears this name.
BOLTmPopular Culture
A character in Bolt.
BOMImPopular Culture
The middle name of Freddie Mercury, whose given name was Farrokh Bomi Bulsara.
BOMONGAmPopular Culture
Bomonga was the Toa Hagah of Earth before he was mutated by Roodaka and became a Rahaga. Just recently, he, along with the other Rahaga, have been transformed back into their original Toa Hagah forms... [more]
BONmEnglish (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".
BOOmPopular Culture, Literature
Boo is one of the main characters of the game Cut the Rope 2. He is first seen in Underground location.... [more]
BOOMERmPopular Culture
Character in Disney's Fox and the Hound.
BORATmPopular Culture
Possibly an invented name, perhaps based on Borut. This is the name of the titular character in the film 'Borat' (2006).
BORUTOmPopular Culture
The Japanese pronunciation of the English word bolt.... [more]
BOWIEmEnglish, 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]
BRANCHmPopular Culture, English (American)
From the English word branch or transferred use of the surname with the same meaning.
BRANDINEfPopular Culture
Possibly a combination of Brandy and the popular suffix -ine. Brandine Spuckler is Cletus's wife on the American animated series The Simpsons.
BREEZIEfEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture
This name may be derived from the word breezy.... [more]
BRICKmPopular 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).
BRIENNEfAmerican (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'.
BRINIfPopular Culture
Diminutive of Sabrina. An example is Sabrina "Brini" Maxwell, a fictional character.
BRONNmLiterature, 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]
BRÜNOmPopular 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]
BUBBAmEnglish, 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".
BUGSmPopular Culture
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons).
BUGSYmPopular Culture, English
From the English slang bugs, meaning "crazy". Typically given as a nickname.
BULMAfPopular Culture
Used as the name of a main character off Dragon Ball Z,it is a play on the word 'Bloomers'.
BUMBLEBEEfEnglish, Popular Culture
The name of several fictional characters, including a Marvel comics superhero, Transformers character, and The Simpsons character.
BUMImPopular 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.
BUZZmEnglish, Popular Culture
A diminutive of unknown origin, likely given for any number of reasons. ... [more]
BYAKUYAmPopular Culture
Means "white night" or "arctic night" in Japanese. Also the name of a character in the popular Japanese comic book and cartoon series, "Bleach"
CABENGOfPopular Culture
The name of Virginia Kennedy given to her by her twin sister Grace (Poto) in their own private language.... [more]
CADANCEfPopular Culture (Modern)
Variant of Cadence. Name of a character from My Little Pony.
CADMIUMfPopular 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]
CAELDORIfPopular 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.
CAILLOUmPopular Culture
The French word caillou means "pebble", and by extension it can also mean "bald head". ... [more]
CALAFIAfLiterature, 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]
CALDONIAfEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture
Possible variation of the name Caledonia.
CALEMmEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture
Most likely a variant of Callum. This name was most notably used as the name of the male player character in the video games Pokemon X and Y.
CAPRICAfAmerican (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.
CARTMANmPopular Culture
From the extremely explicit comedy TV series known as "South Park", the character Cartman is the main character of the show.
CASHINAfPopular 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]
CASSIELmEnglish (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]
CASSIMAfPopular Culture
This name was created for a character in King's Quest, a computer-based adventure game series developed by Sierra Entertainment.... [more]
CASTASPELLAfPopular Culture (Modern, Rare)
The name of one of the main characters in the 1980s animated cartoon series, She-ra Princess of Power
CASTIELmEnglish, 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]
CATANIAfPopular 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.
CATCHERmPopular Culture, English
From an English occupational surname, indicating a huntsman. This is the name of the main character in the movie "Down With Love".
CATTI-BRIEfPopular 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.
CHAKOTAYmPopular Culture
This is the name of the 1st officer in the tv series 'Star Trek: Voyager'.
CHARMYmPopular Culture
From Charmy Bee, a Sonic the Hedgehog character.
CHAVOmPopular Culture, Spanish
From Spanish chavo meaning ''boy, kid'', used as a nickname.
CHEVELLEf & mPopular 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]
CHEWBACCAmPopular 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.
CHIANAfDutch (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]
CHIBIf & mPopular Culture (Rare)
Chibi means "Small". This often refers to a character who is drawn cutely with a small body.
CHIBIUSAfPopular 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".
CHICHARITOmPopular Culture
Meaning "little pea" in Spanish.... [more]
CHINOmSpanish, English, Italian, Popular Culture
This was the name of a character in the musical "West Side Story".... [more]
CHITOGEfPopular Culture
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with 棘 (toge) meaning "thorn". ... [more]
CHOCOLAf & mPopular Culture
Chocola is the romanization of the French word 'chocolat' which means "chocolate". ... [more]
CHOCOLATfPopular Culture
'Chocolat' means "chocolate" in French.... [more]
CHROMm & fPopular 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
CHROMEm & fPopular Culture (Rare)
Used in several books and novels.
CILANmPopular 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.
CINDERm & fPopular Culture
Named from the volcanic material. A notable fictional use of the name is the fire character from the video game series Killer Instinct.... [more]
CIRNOfPopular 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.
CLAIRDONNAfEnglish, Popular Culture
A combination of Claire and Donna. This is the name of a character from the pokemon games.
CLARABELLAfPopular Culture
Elaboration of Claribel combining the names Clara and Bella.
CLEARf & mPopular Culture
Word name used in the movie Final destintation.
CLOPINmLiterature, Popular Culture
Means "stumbler" in French. This was the first name of a character from Victor Hugo's novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (also known as "Notre Dame de Paris"). Clopin Trouillefou was considered the king of truants by the Parisian gypsies.
CLOUDm & fEnglish, 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".
CORANmPopular 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."
CORINTHIANm & fEnglish (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]
CORMIAfPopular Culture
From the book series Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward
CORSELIAfPopular Culture
In the role-playing video game "Suikoden Tactics" by Konami, Corselia is the young Princess of the Kooluk Empire, who joins Kyril on his quest. When her mother and father are killed and the nation lay in ruin, Corselia, the next heir to the throne, decides to dissolve the Empire to prevent the further spread of corruption.
CORTANAfEnglish, 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.
CORVOmItalian, Portuguese, Popular Culture
Italian and Portuguese form of Corvus. In Italian and Portuguese Corvo is the word for "crow, raven, rook".... [more]
CORYPHEUSmPopular 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]
CRASHm & fPopular 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]
CRICKETm & fPopular 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.
CRUELAfPopular Culture
Portuguese name of Cruella de Vil in Disney's 101 Dalmatians.
CRUELLAfPopular Culture
Derived from English cruel. It is the name of the antagonist in 101 Dalmatians.
CULLYfPopular Culture
From the town of Cully in Switzerland, which is derived from the Roman family name Coclius, of unknown meaning.... [more]
CURLYmPopular Culture
From the English word, used by Jerome Lester Horwitz, a member of the Three Stooges comedy team, as a stage name.
CUTTERmEnglish (Modern), Popular Culture
From the traditionally English occupational surname for a tailor or barber. From the Old English cyttan 'to cut'.... [more]
CYANNfPopular Culture
From the name of a fictional character in a French comic book called The Cycle of Cyann.
CYRAXmPopular Culture
Cyrax is a player character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise.
DAARIOmLiterature, 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]
DAFFYmEnglish, Popular Culture
Nickname of David. A popular bearer was the cartoon Daffy Duck.
DAKENmPopular 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]
DALLBENmLiterature, Popular Culture
The ancient wizard in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander as well as a character in Disney's The Black Cauldron.
DAMASKfPopular 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]
DAMPÉmPopular Culture
Derived from the English word, damp. Famous as the graves keeper in popular games series, The Legend of Zelda.
DARDANELLAfEnglish (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]
DARKSEIDmPopular Culture
Darkseid (pronounced "Darkside'') is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
DARNAfFilipino, 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]
DARYUNmPopular Culture
Daryun is a main character from "The Heroic Legend of Arslan", which is a novel series and anime show.
DASTANmKyrgyz, Popular Culture, Persian Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Middle Persian dastan "capable". This occurs in Persian legend as an alternative name for the warrior prince Zāl, whose son Rostam subsequently bore it as well... [more]
DAUNTLESSmTheatre, 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".
DEANIEfEnglish (American, Rare), Popular Culture
Feminization of Dean, used rarely but steadily.
DEDEDEmPopular Culture
King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in Nintendo's Kirby video game series.
DEIDARAmPopular Culture
Deidara means clay bender in japanese... [more]
DEJAHfLiterature, 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]
DELARIVIERfEnglish (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).
DELENNfPopular Culture
Sci-Fi TV series, Babylon 5 character, head of the minbari religious cast
DELSINmPopular Culture, Native American (Modern, Rare)
Meaning "he is so, he does so". ... [more]
DEMORAfPopular 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.
DENAHImPopular Culture
A character frm the film Brother Bear.
DERRIALmEnglish, Popular Culture
Possibly derived from darryl. ... [more]
DESFREDfPopular Culture
German translation of Offred used in the series 'Die Geschichte der Magd' 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
DESTRYmPopular Culture
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).
DIABLOmPopular Culture
Means "devil" in Spanish. Diablo Cody is the pen name of American writer Brook Busey (1978-).
DIANALEEfPopular Culture
Combination of Diana and Lee.
DIERKSmPopular Culture
Elaboration of Dirk.
DIESELmEnglish, Popular Culture
Modern given name, sometimes inspired by the surname Diesel. A famous surname bearer was German mechanical engineer Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), who designed the diesel engine. In the case of actor Vin Diesel (1967-) it was a nickname given to him by friends, from a comparison of his "nonstop energy" to a machine powered by diesel fuel.
DINfPopular Culture
Name of the Goddess of Power, Fire and Earth in Zelda. Accociated with the colour Red.
DIPLOmPopular Culture
From a Greek word διπλο (diplo) means "double". It is known by DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz.
DJANGOmRomani, Popular Culture
Means "to awake" in Romani, the traditional language of the ethnic group commonly referred to as gypsies.... [more]
DOBBYmPopular Culture
The name of a House-Elf in the Harry Potter series of books.
DODGERmEnglish, 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]
DOGBERTmPopular Culture
The name of Dilbert's dog in the comic strip DILBERT.
DOMINOfPopular 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]
DONARUDOmPopular Culture
Donarudo Makudonarudo is the Japanese name for Donald McRonald.
DONDERmLiterature, 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.
DONDIm & fPopular 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.
DOVAHKIINmPopular 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]
DRACHMAmPopular Culture
A major character in Skies of Arcadia, and is heavily based off of the character Captain Ahab from the book, Moby Dick.
DRACULAmHistory, 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]
DRAKULmPopular 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".
DRAXmPopular Culture
This was the name given to Drax a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
DRELLAm & fPopular Culture
A nickname for Andy Warhol used by his friends, a combination of Dracula and Cinderella.
DRESDENf & mEnglish, Popular Culture
From the name of the city in Germany, which is derived from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning "people of the riverside forest".
DRIZELLAfPopular Culture
From the word "drizzle". The name of one of Cinderella's stepsisters in the Disney movie Cinderella.
DRIZZTmPopular Culture, Literature
Character from R.A. Salvatores best selling fantasy books.
DROVERmPopular Culture
It ultimately means "driver". It was recently used in the movie "Australia" by Baz Luhrmann.
DRUANTIAfPopular 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]
DUCKIEmPopular Culture
Phil "Duckie" Dale is a character in the film Pretty in Pink.
DUCKYf & mPopular 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.
DUMBOmLiterature, Popular Culture
In the movie Dumbo, this was given as a cruel nickname for an elephant named Jumbo, Jr.