Feminine Names

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Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
EMMAfEnglish, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
EMMALYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of EMMELINE, or else a combination of EMMA and the fashionable name suffix lyn.
French feminine form of EMMANUEL.
From an Old French form of the Germanic name Amelina, originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element amal meaning "work". The Normans introduced this name to England.
Short form of names beginning with Em.
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMMYfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
Means "empress" in Spanish.
ENA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENA (2)fCroatian
Short form of IRENA.
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
ENEIDAfPortuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
From the Portuguese and Spanish name of the 'Aeneid' (see AENEAS).
ENFYSm & fWelsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
From Sumerian En-hedu-anna, derived from 𒂗 (en) meaning "lady, high priestess" combined with 𒃶𒌌 (hedu) meaning "ornament" and the god's name AN (2). This was the Sumerian title of a 23rd-century BC priestess and poet, identified as a daughter of Sargon of Akkad. Presumably she had an Akkadian birth name, but it is unrecorded. She is regarded as one of the earliest known poets.
ENIDfWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She is the wife of Geraint in Welsh legend and Arthurian romance.
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century. He based it on the name of the legendary mother of the Hungarian people, Enéh, which may mean "cow" or "deer".
ENIOLAf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
ENITANm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
Means "ray of peace" in Mongolian.
Feminine form of EINO.
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named 'Enola Gay' after the mother of the pilot.
Italian feminine form of HENRY.
ENUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENYOfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. She was a blood-thirsty Greek war goddess and a companion of Ares.
ENYONAMfWestern African, Ewe
Means "it is good for me" in Ewe.
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EOSfGreek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
EPHRATHfBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.
EPIPHANYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the Christian festival (January 6) which commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. It is also an English word meaning "sudden appearance" or "sudden perception", ultimately deriving from Greek επιφανεια (epiphaneia) "manifestation".
EPONAfCeltic Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.
Meaning unknown. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel 'Les Misérables' (1862) for a daughter of the Thénardiers. Her mother got her name from a romance novel.
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
ERATOfGreek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
ERESHKIGALfSumerian Mythology
Means "lady of the great earth", from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (ereš) meaning "lady, queen" combined with 𒆠 (ki) meaning "earth" and 𒃲 (gal) meaning "great, big". In Sumerian mythology she was the goddess of death and the underworld.
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICAfEnglish, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
Variant of ERICA.
ERIKAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERINfEnglish, Irish
Anglicized form of EIREANN. It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century.
ERISfGreek Mythology
Means "strife" in Greek. In Greek mythology Eris was the goddess of discord. She was the sister and companion of Ares.
ÉRIUfIrish Mythology
From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
Variant of IRJA.
ERLE (1)fNorwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
Means "a bee" in Basque.
Variant of IRMA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, along with Irma.
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
ERMENDRUDfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
ERMINGARDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILTfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
Italian feminine form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINTRUDEfEnglish (Archaic)
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
ERNA (2)fNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigourous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
ERNESTAfItalian, Lithuanian
Feminine form of ERNEST.
Italian feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINEfFrench, German, English
Feminine form of ERNEST.
Italian form of HERSILIA.
Hungarian form of ELIZABETH. This is the native name of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It was also borne by the infamous Erzsébet Báthory, a 16th-century countess and murderer.
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
Cornish form of ISOLDE.
ESENf & mTurkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESEOGHENEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESERf & mTurkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
Russian form of ESTHER.
ESHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ESIfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
Means "inspiration" in Turkish.
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESMAfTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ASMA.
ESMEm & fEnglish
Variant of ESMÉ.
ESMÉm & fEnglish, Dutch
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century.
ESMÉEfEnglish, Dutch
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESMERALDAfSpanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
Means "hoping" in Esperanto.
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia which was derived from sperare "to hope".
Possibly a Turkish form of ASRA.
ESSENCEfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word essence which means either "odour, scent" or else "fundamental quality". Ultimately it derives from Latin esse "to be".
Finnish diminutive of ESTHER.
Diminutive of ESTELLE or ESTHER.
Diminutive of ESTHER.
Diminutive of ESTHER. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (1908-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.
Portuguese feminine form of STEPHEN.
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTELAfPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of ESTELLE.
Latinate form of ESTELLE. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
ESTELLEfEnglish, French
From an Old French name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning "star". It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
ESTERAfPolish, Slovak, Lithuanian
Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian form of ESTHER.
Finnish form of ESTHER.
ESTHERfEnglish, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah.... [more]
ESTHIRUfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ESTHER.
Means "sweet, honey" in Basque.
Variant of ESTI.
Spanish form of STELLA (1), coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".
Welsh form of ISOLDE.
Hungarian form of ESTHER.
Diminutive of ESZTER.
ÉTAÍNfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét "jealousy". In Irish mythology she was a sun and horse goddess who was the lover of Midir.
Feminine form of ETELE created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel 'Etelka' (1788).
Spanish feminine form of ADALWIN.
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).
Short form of names beginning with the Old English element æðel meaning "noble". It was coined in the 19th century, when many Old English names were revived. It was popularized by the novels 'The Newcomes' (1855) by William Makepeace Thackeray and 'The Daisy Chain' (1856) by C. M. Yonge. A famous bearer was American actress and singer Ethel Merman (1908-1984).
ETHELDREDfMedieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELINDAfEnglish (Archaic)
English form of the Germanic name ADALLINDIS. The name was very rare in medieval times, but it was revived in the early 19th century.
Diminutive of ETHEL.
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
Variant of EITHNE.
ÉTIENNETTEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Short form of HENRIETTA and other names that end with etta. A famous bearer was the American singer Etta James (1938-2012), who took her stage name from her real given name Jamesetta.
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.
EUAfBiblical Greek
Form of Chawwah (see EVE) used in the Greek translation of Old Testament. Chawwah is also translated as Zoe in the Greek Old Testament.
EUANTHEfAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ευανθης (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUDOCIAfAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευδοκια (Eudokia), derived from the word ευδοκεω (eudokeo) meaning "to be well pleased, to be satisfied", itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοκεω (dokeo) "to think, to imagine, to suppose".
EUDOKIAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EUDORAfGreek Mythology
Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements ευ (eu) "good" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.
EUDOXIAfAncient Greek
Means "good repute, good judgement" from Greek ευδοξος (eudoxos), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοξα (doxa) "notion, reputation, honour, glory".
Portuguese form of EUPHEMIA.
EUFEMIAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIA.
EUGENEIAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of EUGENE.
Portuguese form of EUGENIA.
EUGENIAfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
French form of EUGENIA. This was the name of the wife of Napoleon III.
Basque form of EUGENIA.
Short form of EULALIA.
EULÁLIAfPortuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of EULALIA.
Catalan form of EULALIA.
EULALIAfSpanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and λαλεω (laleo) "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
French form of EULALIA.
EUMELIAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ευμελεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".
EUNm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
EUNICEfBiblical, English, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευνικη (Eunike) which meant "good victory" from ευ (eu) "good" and νικη (nike) "victory". The New Testament mentions her as the mother of Timothy. As an English name, it was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
EUNIKAfPolish (Rare)
Polish form of EUNICE.
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "careful, anxious, attentive" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "pretty, graceful". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
EUN-JUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of EUN-JEONG.
EUNOMIAfGreek Mythology
Means "good order" in Greek, ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and νομος (nomos) "law, custom". Eunomia was a Greek goddess, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai), presiding over law.
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Variant transcription of EUN-YEONG.
EUPHEMIAfAncient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek () "good" and φημι (phemi) "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
EUPHRASIAfAncient Greek
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
French form of EUPHRASIA.
EUPHROSYNEfGreek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUPRAXIAfAncient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from ευ (eu) "good" and πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise".
Means "rain" in Basque.
EUROPAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ευρωπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and later fathered Minos by Zeus. The continent of Europe is named for her. This is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
EURYDICEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ευρυδικη (Eurydike) which meant "wide justice", derived from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and δικη (dike) "justice". In Greek myth she was the wife of Orpheus. Her husband tried to rescue her from Hades, but he failed when he disobeyed the condition that he not look back upon her on their way out.
EUTERPEfGreek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and τερπω (terpo) "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
EUTHALIAfAncient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word ευθαλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and θαλλω (thallo) "to blossom".
EUTROPIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Eutropios (see EUTROPIUS).
EUTYCHIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Eutychios (see EUTYCHIUS).
Hungarian form of EVE.
EVAfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
EVADNEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), from ευ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek αδνος (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.
Variant of EVELYN.
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Macedonian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Means "good news" from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελμα (angelma) "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem 'Evangeline' (1847). It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
EVANGELIYAfBulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
Macedonian form of EUDOCIA.
EVDOKIYAfBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and a variant Russian transcription of YEVDOKIYA.
French form of EVE.
EVEfEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. God created her from one of Adam's ribs to be his companion. At the urging of a serpent she ate the forbidden fruit and shared some with Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.... [more]
EVELEENfEnglish (Rare)
Either a diminutive of EVE or a variant of EVELYN.
Elaborated form of EVA.
Dutch form of EVELINA.
Finnish form of EVELINA.
EVELINfGerman, Estonian, Hungarian
German, Estonian and Hungarian form of EVELINA.
EVELINAfEnglish, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian
Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel 'Evelina' (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.
EVELYNf & mEnglish, German
From an English surname which was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
French form of EVELINA.
Latinized form of EOFORHILD. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint.
EVERLYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English eofor "boar" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Variant of YVETTE.
EVGENIAfGreek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVGENIYA and Bulgarian EVGENIYA.
Macedonian form of EUGENIA.
EVGENIYAfBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENIA and a variant Russian transcription of YEVGENIYA.
EVIfGreek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
Hungarian diminutive of EVE.
Diminutive of EVA.
Variant of YVONNE.
Variant transcription of YEVPRAKSIYA.
EVRENm & fTurkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
Polish form of EVE.
Polish form of EVELINA.
EYDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
Means "September" in Turkish.
Means "melody" in Turkish.
EZHILm & fTamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
Portuguese feminine form of FABIUS.
FABIAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of FABIUS.
FABIANAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
French feminine form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIOLAfItalian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Diminutive of FABIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint from Rome.
FABRICIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
Italian feminine form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
Feminine form of FADI.
Feminine form of FADIL.
Turkish variant of FATMA.
Variant of FAY.
Feminine form of FAHIM.
Urdu feminine form of FAHIM.
Turkish feminine form of FAKHRI.
Variant of FAIGEL.
Derived from Yiddish פֵֿײגֶל (feigel) meaning "bird".
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from PHAENNA.
Variant transcription of FAYRUZ.
Variant transcription of FIRUZEH.
Simply from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere "to trust". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
Feminine form of FAIZ.
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
Means "fiery" in Esperanto.
Feminine form of FAKHRI.
FALLONfEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan". The given name Fallamhan meant "leader". It was popularized in the 1980s by a character on the soap opera 'Dynasty'.
FANCYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word fancy which means either "like, love, inclination" or "ornamental". It is derived from Middle English fantasie, which comes (via Norman French and Latin) from Greek φαινω (phaino) "to show, to appear".
FANGf & mChinese
From Chinese (fāng) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
FANNIfFinnish, Hungarian
Finnish diminutive of FRANCISCA and a Hungarian diminutive of FRANCISKA or STEFÁNIA.
Variant of FANNY.
FANNYfEnglish, French, Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCES, FRANÇOISE or STÉPHANIE. In the English-speaking world this has been a vulgar slang word since the late 19th century, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
This name was used by Victor Hugo for the mother of Cosette in his novel 'Les Misérables' (1862). The name was given to her by a passerby who found the young orphan on the street. Hugo may have intended it to be a derivative of the French word enfant "child".
FARAHm & fArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
FAREEHAfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARIHA.
FARHANAfArabic, Bengali
Feminine form of FARHAN.
Feminine form of FARID.
FARIHAfArabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of FARAH.
Persian form of FATIMAH.
Feminine form of FATHI.
FÁTIMAfPortuguese, Spanish
From the name of a town in Portugal, which is derived from the Arabic feminine name FATIMAH, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. The town became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
Variant transcription of FATIMAH.
FATIMAHfArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph.
FATIMATOUfWestern African, Manding, Wolof, Serer
Form of FATIMAH used in parts of western Africa.
FATIN (1)fArabic
Means "charming, seductive, fascinating" in Arabic.
FATMAfArabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of FATIMAH, as well as an Arabic variant.
Feminine form of FATMIR.
Turkish diminutive of FATMA.
FATSANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
FAUNAfRoman Mythology
Feminine form of FAUNUS. Fauna was a Roman goddess of fertility, women and healing, a daughter and companion of Faunus.
FAUSTINAfAncient Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Faustinus (see FAUSTINO).
French feminine form of Faustinus (see FAUSTINO).
From the English word fawn for a young deer.
Variant transcription of FAWZIYYA.
Feminine form of FAWZI.
Derived from Middle English faie meaning "fairy", ultimately (via Old French) from Latin fata meaning "the Fates". It appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Arthurian legends in the name of Morgan le Fay. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In some cases it may be used as a short form of FAITH.
Variant of FAY.
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Arabic, ultimately of Persian origin.
Variant transcription of FAIZA.
FEBEfDutch, Spanish, Italian
Dutch, Spanish and Italian form of PHOEBE.
Latinized form of FEIDELM.
Italian feminine form of FREDERICK.
Russian form of THEODORA.
Turkish feminine form of FAHIM.