Feminine Names

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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.
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.
FEDELMA f Irish
Latinized form of FEIDELM.
FEDERICA f Italian
Italian feminine form of FREDERICK.
FEDORA f Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare)
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).
FEHİME 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
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.
FERİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of FARID.
FERİHA 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.
FEVZİYE 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".
FİDAN 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.
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.
FİKRİYE 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.
FİLİZ 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
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.
FİRUZƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of FIROUZEH.
FIRUZA f Tajik, Azerbaijani
Tajik and Azerbaijani form of FIROUZEH.
FİRUZE 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
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, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, 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, 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.
FRANCI f Hungarian
Diminutive of FRANCISKA.
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
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 (British, Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she was 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).
FRIDESWIDE f History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
FRIEDA f German, English
Variant of FRIDA.
FRIEDE f German
Short form of names containing the element fried, derived from the Germanic element frid meaning "peace".
FRIEDERIKE f German
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
FRIGE f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRIGG f Norse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
FRÍÐA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐRIKA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICA.
FRIÐUSWIÞ f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
FRITZI f German
German diminutive of FRIEDERIKE.
FRONA f English
Diminutive of SOPHRONIA.
FROSINA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRØYA f Norwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
FRUMA f Yiddish
From Yiddish פֿרום (frum) meaning "pious". This is the name of a character (appearing as a ghost) in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964).
FRUZSINA f Hungarian
Diminutive of Eufrozina, the Hungarian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRYDERYKA f Polish
Polish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given name was .
FULVIA f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FUMNANYA f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNANYA f Western African, Igbo
Means "love" in Igbo.
FUNDA f Turkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
FUNGAI m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
FURAHA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
FUSUN f Turkish
Means "charm" in Turkish.
FUYUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (fuyu) meaning "winter" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
FYOKLA f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEKLA.
GABBY m & f English
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GABI f & m German, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GABIJA f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
GABRIELE (2) f German
German feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËLLE f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLE f French, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
GABRIJELA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GADAR f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Կատար (see KATAR).
GADISE f Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of GADISA.
GAE f English (Rare)
Variant of GAY.
GAEL f English (Modern)
Variant of GAIL, also coinciding with the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages.
GAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GAENOR f Welsh
Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
GAETANA f Italian
Feminine form of GAETANO.
GAÉTANE f French
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTANE f French
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAIA f Greek Mythology, Italian
From the Greek word γαῖα (gaia), a parallel form of γῆ (ge) meaning "earth". In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
GAIANA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γαϊανή (Gaiane), a derivative of GAIA. This was the name of a (perhaps fictional) martyr who was killed in Armenia during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century.
GAIANE f Ancient Greek
Greek form of GAIANA.
GAIL f English
Short form of ABIGAIL.
GAILA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAJA (1) f Slovene, Polish
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
GAJA (2) f Esperanto
Means "cheerful, merry, glad" in Esperanto.
GAL (1) f & m Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GALA (1) f Russian
Short form of GALINA.
GALA (2) f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of GALLUS.
GALADRIEL f Literature
Means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland" in Sindarin. Galadriel was a Noldorin elf princess renowned for her beauty and wisdom in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels. The elements are galad "radiant" and riel "garlanded maiden". Alatáriel is the Quenya form of her name.
GALE (1) f English
Variant of GAIL.
GALENA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALENE f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALIA f Hebrew
Elaboration of GAL (1). It could also be considered a compound meaning "wave from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
GALILA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جليلة (see JALILA).
GALILAHI f Native American, Cherokee
Possibly means "attractive" in Cherokee.
GALINA f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALINI f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALIT f Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GAL·LA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of GALLUS.
GALLA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of GALLUS.
GALYA f Russian
Diminutive of GALINA.
GAMILA f Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
GAMZE f Turkish
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
GANIZANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GARBI f Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GARBIÑE f Basque
Variant of GARBI.
GARDEN f Basque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GARDENIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GARGI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
GARNET (1) f English
From the English word garnet for the precious stone, the birthstone of January. The word is derived from Middle English gernet meaning "dark red".
GARNET (2) m & f English
From an English surname that either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETT m & f English
Variant of GARNET (2).
GATHBIYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
GAUHAR f Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
GAURI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAVRILA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
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