Feminine Names

gender
usage
Estefânia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Stephen.
Estefanía f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Stephen.
Estel f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Estelle.
Estela f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Estelle.
Estella f English
Latinate form of Estelle. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860).
Estelle f English, French
From an Old French name meaning "star", ultimately derived from Latin stella. 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).
'Ester f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Esther.
Estera f Polish, Slovak, Romanian, Lithuanian
Polish, Slovak, Romanian and Lithuanian form of Esther.
Esteri f Finnish
Finnish form of Esther.
Esther f English, 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]
Esthiru f Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Esther.
Esti f Basque (Rare)
Means "sweet, honey", from Basque ezti.
Estrella f Spanish
Spanish form of Stella 1, coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".
Esyllt f Welsh
Welsh form of Iseult.
Eszter f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Esther.
Eszti f Hungarian
Diminutive of Eszter.
Étaín f Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét meaning "jealousy, passion". In Irish legend she is the subject of the 9th-century tale The Wooing of Étaín. She was the wife of Midir, but his jealous first wife Fuamnach transformed her into a fly. She was accidentally swallowed, and then reborn to the woman who swallowed her. After she grew again to adulthood she married the Irish high king Eochaid Airem, having no memory of Midir. Midir and Étaín were eventually reunited after Midir defeated Eochaid in a game of chess.
Étan f Irish Mythology
Possibly a variant of Étaín. In Irish mythology she was the daughter of Dian Cécht, the god of healing.
Etel f Hungarian
Short form of Etelka.
Etelka f Hungarian
Feminine form of Etele created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel Etelka (1788).
Etelvina f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Adalwin.
Etenesh f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are my sister" in Amharic.
Eter f Georgian
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the opera Abesalom and Eteri (1918), which was based on a medieval Georgian folk tale.
Eteri f Georgian
Form of Eter with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Ethel f English
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).
Etheldred f Medieval English
Middle English form of Æðelþryð.
Etheldreda f Medieval English
Middle English form of Æðelþryð.
Ethelinda f English (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.
Ethelyn f English
Diminutive of Ethel.
Ethna f Irish
Anglicized form of Eithne.
Étiennette f French
French feminine form of Stephen.
Etna f Various
From the name of an active volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy.
Etsuko f Japanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Etta f English
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.
Ettie f English
Diminutive of Henrietta and other names ending with etta or ette.
Eua f Biblical 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.
Euadne f Greek Mythology
Greek form of Evadne.
Euanthe f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek εὐανθής (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
Eudocia f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐδοκία (Eudokia), derived from the word εὐδοκέω (eudokeo) meaning "to be well pleased, to be satisfied", itself derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δοκέω (dokeo) meaning "to think, to imagine, to suppose". This name was common among Byzantine royalty. Saint Eudocia was the wife of the 5th-century emperor Theodosius II.
Eudokia f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Eudocia.
Eudora f Greek Mythology
Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.
Eudoxia f Ancient Greek
From Greek εὐδοξία (eudoxia) meaning "good repute, good judgement", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δόξα (doxa) meaning "notion, reputation, honour".
Eufémia f Portuguese (European, Rare)
European Portuguese form of Euphemia.
Eufêmia f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Euphemia.
Eufemia f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Euphemia.
Eugeneia f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of Eugene.
Eugénia f Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Eugenia.
Eugênia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Eugenia.
Eugenia f Italian, 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.
Eugénie f French
French form of Eugenia. This was the name of the wife of Napoleon III.
Eukene f Basque
Basque form of Eugenia.
Eula f English
Short form of Eulalia.
Eulália f Portuguese, Slovak
Portuguese and Slovak form of Eulalia.
Eulàlia f Catalan
Catalan form of Eulalia.
Eulalia f Spanish, Italian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek εὔλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and λαλέω (laleo) meaning "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Mérida in Spain. Another martyr by this name, living at the same time, is a patron saint of Barcelona. These two saints might be the same person.
Eulalie f French
French form of Eulalia.
Eulogia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Eulogius.
Eumelia f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek εὐμέλεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".
Eun m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
Eun-Gyeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver" combined with (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja character combinations can also form this name.
Eunice f Biblical, English, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐνίκη (Eunike) meaning "good victory", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". The New Testament mentions her as the mother of Timothy. As an English name, it was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
Eunika f Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Eunice.
Eun-Jeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "careful, anxious, attentive" combined with (jeong) meaning "courtyard" or (jeong) meaning "pretty, graceful". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Eun-Ji f Korean
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-Jung f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은정 (see Eun-Jeong).
Eun-Kyung f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은경 (see Eun-Gyeong).
Eunomia f Greek Mythology
Means "good order" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and νόμος (nomos) meaning "law, custom". Eunomia was a Greek goddess, one of the Ὥραι (Horai), presiding over law.
Eun-U m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe" or (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Eun-Woo m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은우 (see Eun-U).
Eun-Yeong f Korean
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.
Eun-Young f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은영 (see Eun-Yeong).
Euphemia f Ancient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek εὐφημέω (euphemeo), a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and φημί (phemi) meaning "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
Euphrasia f Ancient Greek
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
Euphrasie f French
French form of Euphrasia.
Euphrosyne f Greek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
Eupraxia f Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and πρᾶξις (praxis) meaning "action, exercise".
Euri f Basque (Rare)
Means "rain" in Basque.
Europa f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Εὐρώπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from εὐρύς (eurys) meaning "wide" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "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.
Europe f Greek Mythology
Greek form of Europa.
Eurwen f Welsh
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
Eurydice f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Εὐρυδίκη (Eurydike) meaning "wide justice", derived from εὐρύς (eurys) meaning "wide" and δίκη (dike) meaning "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.
Eusebia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Eusebius.
Eustacia f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Eustace.
Euterpe f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τέρπω (terpo) meaning "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.
Euthalia f Ancient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word εὐθάλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θάλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom".
Euthymia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Euthymius.
Eutropia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutropios (see Eutropius).
Eutychia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Eutychios (see Eutychius).
Éva f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Eve.
Eva f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Romanian, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of Eve used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The 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.... [more]
Evadne f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Εὐάδνη (Euadne), from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek ἀδνός (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.
Evaline f English
Variant of Evelyn.
Evalyn f English
Variant of Evelyn.
Eva María f Spanish
Combination of Eva and María.
Evangelia f Greek
Feminine form of Evangelos.
Evangelija f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of Evangelos.
Evangelina f Spanish, English
Latinate form of Evangeline.
Evangeline f English
Means "good news" from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἄγγελμα (angelma) meaning "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1847 epic poem Evangeline. It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
Evangeliya f Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of Evangelos.
Evdokia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Eudocia.
Evdokija f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Eudocia.
Evdokiya f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of Eudocia, and an alternate transcription of Russian Евдокия (see Yevdokiya).
Ève f French
French form of Eve.
Eve f English, Estonian, 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]
Eveleen f English (Rare)
Either a diminutive of Eve or a variant of Evelyn.
Evelia f Spanish
Elaborated form of Eva.
Evelien f Dutch
Dutch form of Evelina.
Eveliina f Finnish
Finnish form of Evelina.
Evelin f German, Estonian, Hungarian
German, Estonian and Hungarian form of Evelina.
Evelína f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Evelina.
Evelīna f Latvian
Latvian form of Evelina.
Evelina f English, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
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.
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 almost entirely feminine, probably in part because of its similarity to Eve and Evelina.... [more]
Évelyne f French
French form of Evelina.
Ever m & f English (Modern)
Simply from the English word ever, derived from Old English æfre.
Everild f History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of Eoforhild. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint.
Everly f English (Modern)
From an English surname that was from a place name, itself derived from Old English eofor "boar" and leah "woodland, clearing". Notable bearers of the surname were the musical duo the Everly Brothers, Don (1937-2021) and Phil (1939-2014).... [more]
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 Old Norse, 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).
Fabíola f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Fabiola.
Fabiola f Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Latin 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 an Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Ó Fallamháin, itself derived from the given name Fallamhán meaning "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 f & m Arabic, Malay
Means "joy, happiness" 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 Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاطمة (see Fatimah), as well as a common Bengali transcription.
Fatemah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاطمة (see Fatimah).
Fatemeh f Persian
Persian form of Fatimah.
Fathima f Indian (Muslim), Malayalam, Sinhalese
Form of Fatimah used by South Indian and Sri Lankan Muslims.
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, Spanish
Feminine form of Faustinus (see Faustino).
Faustine f French
French feminine form of Faustinus (see Faustino).
Favour m & f English (African)
From the English word favour, ultimately from Latin faveo "to favour". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
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 chronicles 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).
Fe f Spanish
Means "faith" in Spanish, derived from Latin fides.
Febe f Dutch, Italian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese 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.
Fedelm f Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Possibly a feminine form of Feidlimid. This name is borne by several women in Irish legend including Fedelm Noíchrothach, a daughter of Conchobar the king of Ulster. It was also the name of a few early saints.
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.
Feidlimid m & f Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Traditionally said to mean "ever good", it might be related to Old Irish feidil "enduring, constant". This was the name of three early kings of Munster. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint, typically called Saint Felim. In Irish legend, it was the name of the father of Deirdre.
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. As an English name, 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 jumped in popularity in the United States after the premiere of the television series Felicity in 1998. It is more common in the United Kingdom.
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
Form of Fionnuala used by Walter Scott for a character in his novel Peveril of the Peak (1823).
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.
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 (species Digitalis purpurea). This is a recently created Welsh name.
Fflur f Welsh
Welsh form of Flora.
Ffraid f Welsh
Welsh form of Bridget.
Fiadh f Irish (Modern)
Means "wild, untamed" (modern Irish fia) or "respect" in Irish.
Fiamma f Italian
Means "flame" in Italian.
Fiammetta f Italian
Diminutive of Fiamma.
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.