Feminine Names

gender
usage
Evelyn f & m English, German
From an English surname that 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.
Évelyne f French
French form of Evelina.
Everild f History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of Eoforhild. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint.
Everly f English (Modern)
From a surname that was from a place name, itself derived from Old English eofor "boar" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Evette f English
Variant of Yvette.
Evgenia f Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of Eugenia. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see Yevgeniya) or Bulgarian Евгения (see Evgeniya).
Evgenija f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Eugenia.
Evgeniya f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of Eugenia and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see Yevgeniya).
Evi f Greek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of Eve, as well as a Dutch and German diminutive.
Evie f English
Diminutive of Eve or Evelyn.
Évike f Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian diminutive of Eve.
Evîn f Kurdish
Means "love" in Kurdish.
Evita f Spanish, Latvian
Diminutive of Eva.
Evonne f English
Variant of Yvonne.
Evpraksiya f Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Евпраксия (see Yevpraksiya).
Evren m & f Turkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
Evridiki f Greek
Modern Greek form of Eurydice.
Evvie f English
Diminutive of Eve or Evelyn.
Evy f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Diminutive of Eva or Evelina.
Evženie f Czech
Czech form of Eugenia.
Ewa f Polish
Polish form of Eve.
Ewelina f Polish
Polish form of Evelina.
Eydís f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
Eylül f Turkish
Means "September" in Turkish.
Ezgi f Turkish
Means "melody" in Turkish.
Ezhil m & f Tamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
Fábia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Fabius.
Fabia f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabius.
Fabiana f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabianus (see Fabian).
Fabienne f French
French feminine form of Fabianus (see Fabian).
Fabiola f Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Diminutive of Fabia. This was the name of a 4th-century saint from Rome.
Fabricia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fabricius (see Fabrice).
Fabrizia f Italian
Italian feminine form of Fabricius (see Fabrice).
Fadia f Arabic
Feminine form of Fadi.
Fadila f Arabic
Feminine form of Fadil.
Fadime f Turkish
Turkish variant of Fatma.
Fadzai f Southern African, Shona
From Shona fadza meaning "please, make happy".
Fae f English
Variant of Fay.
Fahima f Arabic
Feminine form of Fahim.
Fahmida f Urdu
Urdu feminine form of Fahim.
Fahriye f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Fakhri.
Faiga f Yiddish
Variant of Faigel.
Faigel f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿויגל (foigl) meaning "bird", a vernacular form of Zipporah.
Faina f Russian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Phaenna.
Fairuz f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيروز (see Fayruz).
Faith f English
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.
Faiza f Arabic
Feminine form of Faiz.
Fajr f Arabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
Fajra f Esperanto
Means "fiery" in Esperanto, from fajro meaning "fire".
Fakhriyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Fakhri.
Fallon f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname that 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.
Famke f Dutch, Frisian
Variant of Femke.
Fancy f English (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 φαίνω (phaino) meaning "to show, to appear".
Fang f & m Chinese
From Chinese (fāng) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Fanni f Finnish, Hungarian
Finnish diminutive of Francisca and a Hungarian diminutive of Franciska or Stefánia.
Fannie f English
Variant of Fanny.
Fanny f English, French, Spanish, Swedish
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.
Fantine f Literature
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".
Farah m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
Farai m & f Southern African, Shona
From Shona fara meaning "rejoice, be happy".
Fareeha f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريحة or فرحة or Urdu فریحہ (see Fariha).
Farhana f Arabic, Bengali
Feminine form of Farhan.
Farida f Arabic
Feminine form of Farid.
Fariha f Arabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
Farjana f Bengali
Alternate transcription of Farzana.
Farrah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرح (see Farah).
Farzana f Pashto, Urdu, Bengali
Pashto, Urdu and Bengali form of Farzaneh.
Farzaneh f Persian
Means "wise, intelligent" in Persian.
Farzona f Tajik
Tajik form of Farzaneh.
Fatema f Bengali
Bengali form of Fatimah.
Fatemah f Persian
Persian form of Fatimah.
Fathimath f Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Fatimah.
Fathiyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Fathi.
Fatiha f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "opener" in Arabic, from Arabic فتح (fataha) meaning "to open, to conquer". This is the name of the first chapter (surah al-Fatiha) of the Quran.
Fátima f Portuguese, Spanish
From the name of a town in Portugal, which was 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.
Fàtima f Catalan
Catalan form of Fátima.
Fatima f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاطمة (see Fatimah), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Fatimah f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph.
Fatimata f Western African
Form of Fatimah used in western Africa.
Fatimatou f Western African
Form of Fatimah used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Fatin 1 f Arabic
Means "charming, seductive, fascinating" in Arabic.
Fatma f Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kurdish
Turkish, Azerbaijani and Kurdish form of Fatimah, as well as an Arabic variant.
Fatmire f Albanian
Feminine form of Fatmir.
Fatoş f Turkish
Turkish diminutive of Fatma.
Fatoumata f Western African
Form of Fatimah used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Fatsani m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
Fatuma f Eastern African
Form of Fatimah used eastern Africa.
Fauna f Roman Mythology
Feminine form of Faunus. Fauna was a Roman goddess of fertility, women and healing, a daughter and companion of Faunus.
Fausta f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Faustus.
Faustina f Ancient Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Faustinus (see Faustino).
Faustine f French
French feminine form of Faustinus (see Faustino).
Fawn f English
From the English word fawn for a young deer.
Fawziya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فوزيّة (see Fawziyya).
Fawziyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Fawzi.
Fay f English
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.
Faye f English
Variant of Fay.
Fayruz f Arabic
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Arabic, ultimately of Persian origin.
Fayza f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فائزة (see Faiza).
Febe f Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Dutch, Spanish and Italian form of Phoebe.
Febronia f Late Roman
Possibly from Februa, a Roman purification festival that was held during the month of February (and which gave the month its name). The festival was derived from Latin februum meaning "purging, purification". This name was borne by Saint Febronia of Nisibis, a 4th-century martyr.
Fedelma f Irish
Latinized form of Feidelm.
Federica f Italian
Italian feminine form of Frederick.
Fedora f Russian (Rare), Italian
Russian form of Theodora. This was the name of an 1898 opera by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano (who based it on an 1882 French play).
Fehime f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Fahim.
Feidelm f Irish Mythology
Possibly a feminine form of Feidlimid. This name is borne by several women in Irish legend including Feidelm Noíchrothach, a daughter of Conchobhar the king of Ulster.
Feidhelm f Irish
Variant of Feidelm.
Feidlimid m & f Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
Feige f Yiddish
Variant of Faigel.
Felícia f Hungarian, Portuguese
Hungarian and Portuguese form of Felicia.
Felicia f English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Latin name Felicius, a derivative of Felix. In England, it has occasionally been used since the Middle Ages.
Feliciana f Spanish, Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Felicianus (see Feliciano).
Felicidad f Spanish
Spanish form of Felicitas. It also means "happiness" in Spanish.
Felicidade f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Felicitas. It also means "happiness" in Portuguese.
Félicie f French
French form of Felicia.
Felicie f German (Rare)
German form of Felicia.
Félicienne f French
French feminine form of Felicianus (see Feliciano).
Felicita f Italian
Italian form of Felicitas. It also coincides closely with Italian felicità "happiness".
Felicitas f German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Latin name meaning "good luck, fortune". In Roman mythology the goddess Felicitas was the personification of good luck. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a slave martyred with her master Perpetua in Carthage.
Félicité f French
French form of Felicitas.
Felicity f English
From the English word felicity meaning "happiness", which ultimately derives from Latin felicitas "good luck". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans around the 17th century. It can sometimes be used as an English form of the Latin name Felicitas. This name was revived in the late 1990s after the appearance of the television series Felicity.
Felicja f Polish
Polish form of Felicia.
Felina f Late Roman
Feminine form of Felinus.
Feline f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Felinus.
Felipa f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Philip.
Felisa f Spanish
Spanish form of Felicia.
Felizitas f German
German variant of Felicitas.
Femie f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Euphemia.
Femke f Dutch, Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace". It also coincides with a Frisian word meaning "little girl".
Fen 1 f & m Chinese
From Chinese (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume" (which is usually only feminine) or (fèn) meaning "strive, exert" (usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
Fenella f Scottish
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Fenna f Dutch, Frisian
Feminine form of Fen 2.
Fenne f Dutch, Frisian
Feminine form of Fen 2.
Feodora f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Theodora.
Feray f Turkish
Means "radiance of the moon" in Turkish.
Ferdinanda f Italian
Italian feminine form of Ferdinand.
Ferdous m & f Bengali
Bengali form of Firdaus.
Ferdousi f Bengali
Bengali feminine form of Firdaus.
Fereshteh f Persian
Means "angel" in Persian.
Fergie m & f Scottish
Diminutive and feminine form of Fergus.
Feride f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Farid.
Feriha f Turkish
Turkish form of Fariha.
Fern f English
From the English word for the plant, ultimately from Old English fearn. It has been used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Fernanda f Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of Ferdinand.
Fernande f French
French feminine form of Ferdinand.
Ferne f English
Variant of Fern.
Feruza f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Firouzeh.
Fevronia f Greek
Greek form of Febronia.
Fevziye f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Fawzi.
Ffion f Welsh
Means "foxglove" in Welsh.
Fflur f Welsh
Welsh form of Flora.
Ffraid f Welsh
Welsh form of Bridget.
Fiadh f Irish
Means "wild, untamed" in Irish (modern Irish fia).
Fiammetta f Italian
Derived from Italian fiamma meaning "flame" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Fianna f Irish (Modern)
From Irish fiann meaning "band of warriors".
Fidan f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Fidda f Arabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
Fidela f Spanish
Feminine form of Fidel.
Fidelia f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Fidel.
Fidelma f Irish
Latinized form of Feidelm. Saint Fidelma and her sister Saint Eithne were 5th-century followers of Saint Patrick.
Fieke f Dutch
Diminutive of Sofie or Josephine.
Fien f Dutch
Short form of Josefien and other names ending with a similar sound.
Fiene f Dutch
Short form of Josefien and other names ending with a similar sound.
Fiera f Esperanto
Means "proud" in Esperanto.
Fifi f French
Diminutive of Joséphine and other names containing the same sound.
Fikriye f Turkish
Turkish form of Fikriyya.
Fikriyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Fikri.
Filimena f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Philomena.
Filipa f Portuguese
Feminine form of Philip.
Filipina f Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of Filip.
Filippa f Greek, Swedish, Italian
Greek, Swedish and Italian feminine form of Philip.
Filiz f Turkish
Means "sprout, shoot" in Turkish.
Filomena f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Philomena.
Fina f Italian
Short form of Serafina. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.
Finella f Scottish
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Finka f Croatian
Diminutive of Jozefina.
Finley m & f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Fionnlagh.
Finola f Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Fíona f Irish
Derived from Irish fíon meaning "wine".
Fiona f Scottish, English
Feminine form of Fionn. This name was (first?) used by the Scottish poet James Macpherson in his poem Fingal (1762), in which it is spelled as Fióna.
Fionnuala f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Irish fionn "white, fair" and guala "shoulder". In Irish legend Fionnuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.
Fionola f Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Fioralba f Italian (Rare)
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
Fiore f & m Italian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names Flora and Florus.
Fiorella f Italian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Fiorenza f Italian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Firenze f Various
From the name of an Italian city, commonly called Florence in English.
Firoozeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see Firouzeh).
Firouzeh f Persian
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Persian. Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of Firouz.
Firuza f Tajik, Azerbaijani
Tajik and Azerbaijani form of Firouzeh.
Firuzə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Firouzeh.
Firuze f Turkish
Turkish form of Firouzeh.
Firuzeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see Firouzeh).
Fizza f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضّة (see Fidda).
Fjolla f Albanian
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
Flaka f Albanian
From Albanian flakë meaning "flame".
Flann m & f Irish
Means "red" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a 9th-century king of Tara in Ireland.
Flannán m & f Irish
Diminutive of Flann.
Flannery f & m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal". The given name Flannghal means "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
Flávia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Flavius.
Flavie f French
French feminine form of Flavius.
Flavienne f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Flavian.
Fleur f French, Dutch, English (Rare)
Means "flower" in French. This was the name of a character in John Galsworthy's novels The Forsyte Saga (1922).
Flick f & m English (Rare)
Diminutive of Felicity. In some cases it can be a nickname from the English word flick.
Flo f English
Short form of Florence or Flora.
Floella f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Flo.
Floor m & f Dutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see Florence) or Flora.
Floortje f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Floor.
Flor f Spanish
Either directly from Spanish flor meaning "flower", or a short form of Florencia.
Flóra f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Flora.
Flora f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
Flore f French
French form of Flora.
Florence f & m English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
Florência f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florencia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florentia f Late Roman
Original feminine form of Florence.
Florentine f French
French form of Florentina.
Floretta f English
Latinate diminutive of Flora.
Florette f French (Rare)
French diminutive of Flora.
Floriana f Italian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Florianus (see Florian).
Floriane f French
French feminine form of Florian.
Florinda f Spanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
Florine f French
French feminine form of Florinus.
Florrie f English
Diminutive of Florence or Flora.
Flossie f English
Diminutive of Florence.
Flower f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word flower for the blossoming plant. It is derived (via Old French) from Latin flos.
Flutura f Albanian
Means "butterfly" in Albanian.
Folami m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
Fortuna f Roman Mythology
Means "luck" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the personification of luck.
Fortune m & f French, English (Rare)
Simply from the word fortune, ultimately from Latin fortuna, a derivative of fors "luck".
Foteini f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Φωτεινή (see Fotini).
Fotini f Greek
Modern Greek form of Photine.
Fran m & f Spanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of Francis, Frances or related names.
Franca f Italian
Contracted form of Francesca.
France 1 f French
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of Frank or short form of Françoise, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
Francene f English (Rare)
English variant of Francine.
Frances f English
Feminine form of Francis. The distinction between Francis as a masculine name and Frances as a feminine name did not arise until the 17th century. A notable bearer was Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), a social worker and the first American to be canonized.
Francesca f Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francesca Pia f Italian
Combination of Francesca and Pia.
Francette f French
Feminine diminutive of François.
Francine f French, English
Feminine diminutive of François.
Francis m & f English, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus meaning "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
Francisca f Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frančiška f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Franciska f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Franciszka f Polish
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francka f Slovene
Short form of Frančiška.
Françoise f French
Feminine form of François.
Frangag f Scottish (Rare)
Scottish feminine form of Francis.
Franka 1 f German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of Frank.
Franka 2 f Croatian
Croatian form of Franca.
Frankie m & f English
Diminutive of Frank or Frances.
Frannie f English
Diminutive of Frances.
Franny m & f English
Diminutive of Francis or Frances.
Frañseza f Breton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Františka f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantzisca f Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantziska f Basque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Fränze f German
Diminutive of Franziska.
Franzi f German
Short form of Franziska.
Franziska f German
German feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frauke f German
Means "little lady", derived from German frau combined with a diminutive suffix.
Freda f English
Short form of names ending in freda or fred, such as Winifred or Alfreda.
Freddie m & f English
Diminutive of Frederick or Freda.
Frederikke f Danish
Danish feminine form of Frederick.
Frédérique f French
French form of Frederica.
Fredrika f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish feminine form of Frederick.
Freida f English
Variant of Frieda.
Freja f Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Freya.
Freya f Norse Mythology, English (Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This is the name of a goddess associated with love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claims half of the heroes who are slain in battle and brings them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she is one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
Freyde f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
Freyja f Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of Freya.
Frida f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).