Feminine Names

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GOLBAHAR f Persian
Means "spring rose" in Persian.
GOLDA f Yiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).
GOLDIE (1) f English
From a nickname for a person with blond hair, from the English word gold.
GOLDIE (2) f Yiddish
Variant of GOLDA.
GOLNAR f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and انار (anar) "pomegranate".
GOLNARA f Tatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOLNAZ f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) "pride".
GOLSHAN f & m Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZAR m & f Persian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMER m & f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GONA f Kurdish
Means "cheek" in Kurdish.
GONCA f Turkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GÖNÜL f Turkish
Means "heart" in Turkish.
GORANKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of GORAN.
GORETTI f Various
From the surname of Maria Goretti, a 20th-century Italian saint who forgave her murderer on her deathbed. Her surname was derived from the given name GREGORIO.
GORICA f Macedonian
Feminine form of GORAN.
GORMLAITH f Irish, Scottish
Derived from Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler Brian Boru.
GOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GÖTA f Swedish
Feminine form of GÖTE.
GOTZONE f Basque
Feminine form of GOTZON.
GOUYEN f Native American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GOWRI f Tamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
GÖZDE f Turkish
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
GRAÇA f Portuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACE f English
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.
GRACELYN f English (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
GRACELYNN f English (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lynn.
GRACIA f Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRACIE f English
Diminutive of GRACE.
GRACIELA f Spanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GRACÍLIA f Portuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJA f Polish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRÁINNE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
GRANIA f Irish
Latinized form of GRÁINNE.
GRANYA f Irish
Variant of GRANIA.
GRATIA f German
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIANA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAY m & f English
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAZIA f Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLA f Italian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GRAŻYNA f Polish
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem 'Grażyna' (1823).
GREER f & m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREET f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRÉTA f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETA f German, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHEN f German, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETE f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETEL f German
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of MARGRETHE.
GRETTA f English
Variant of GRETA.
GREY m & f English (Modern)
Variant of GRAY.
GRID f Norse Mythology
Means "peace" in Old Norse. In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Víðarr by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
GRIET f Dutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GRÍMHILDR f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
GRISELDA f English, Scottish, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
GRISHMA f Indian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
GRIZEL f Scottish
Scottish variant of GRISELDA.
GRO f Norwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓA f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GROZDA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
GRUSHA f Russian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
GRY f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GUADALUPE f & m Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUANTING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYU m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GUDRUN f Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
GUGULETHU f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele igugu "treasure, pride" and lethu "our".
GUINEVERE f Arthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, derived from the elements gwen meaning "fair, white, blessed" and sebara meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.... [more]
GUIOMAR f & m Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GUIYING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GÜL f Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GUL m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLAY f Turkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GULBADAN f Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLBAHAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBAHAR f & m Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜLDEN f Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GULISA f Georgian
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
GÜLİSTAN f Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULISTAN f Kurdish
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
GÜLİZAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLZAR.
GULL f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GULLA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GÜLNAR f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNAR f Kazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNARƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARA f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNAZ f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZ f Kazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORA f Uzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNUR f Turkish
Means "rose light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
GULRUKH f Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLŞEN f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTEN f Turkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULUMBU f Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
GULZAR m & f Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUN f Swedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GÜNAY f & m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GUNBORG f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjǫrg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
GUNDA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund meaning "war".
GUNDULA f German
Elaborated form of GUNDA.
GÜNEL f Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "country, society".
GUNHILD f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
GUNILLA f Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNN f Norwegian
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNEL f Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNR f Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GUNNVOR f Norwegian
Variant of GUNVOR.
GUNVOR f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vǫr "vigilant, cautious".
GUO m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
GURDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
GURMEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
GURO f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of GUDRUN.
GURUTZE f Basque
Feminine form of GURUTZ.
GUSSIE f English
Diminutive of AUGUSTA.
GUSTA f Dutch
Short form of AUGUSTA.
GUÐLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
GUÐRÍÐUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUÐRÍÐR.
GUÐRÚN f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GUUSJE f Dutch
Feminine form of GUUS.
GWAWR f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
GWEN f Welsh, English
From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It can also be a short form of GWENDOLEN, GWENLLIAN, and other names beginning with Gwen.
GWENAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
GWENDA f Welsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWENDOLEN f Welsh
Means "white ring", derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and dolen meaning "ring, loop". This was the name of a mythical queen of the Britons who defeated her husband in battle, as told by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
GWENETH f Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWENFREWI f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and frewi meaning "reconciliation, peace". This was the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint and martyr.
GWENITH f Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH, perhaps influenced by the Welsh word gwenith meaning "wheat".
GWENLLIAN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and llian meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
GWENYTH f Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWLADUS f Welsh
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
GWLADYS f Welsh
Variant of GLADYS.
GWYNEDD f & m Welsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GWYNEIRA f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira meaning "snow".
GWYNETH f Welsh, English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of GWYNEDD or a form of Welsh gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It has been common in Wales since the 19th century.
GYDA f Danish
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
GYEONG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
GYEONG-HUI f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" and (hui) meaning "beauty". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYEONG-JA f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "congratulate, celebrate" or (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" combined with (ja) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other hanja character combinations as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) became less popular after Japanese rule of Korea ended in 1945.
GYEONG-SUK f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYNETH f Literature
Perhaps a variant of GWYNETH. Sir Walter Scott used this name for the daughter of King Arthur in his work 'The Bridal of Triermain' (1813).
GYÖNGYI f Hungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
GYÖRGYI f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GYÖRGYIKE f Hungarian
Diminutive of GYÖRGYI.
GYPSY f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word Gypsy for the nomadic people who originated in northern India. The word was originally a corruption of Egyptian. It is sometimes considered pejorative.
GYÐA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
GYTHA f English (Archaic)
From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of GUÐRÍÐR. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
HABIBA f Arabic
Feminine form of HABIB.
HACER f Turkish
Turkish form of HAGAR.
HADAR f & m Hebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADAS f Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew הֲדַסָּה (see HADASSAH).
HADASSAH f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HADEWIG f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEDWIG.
HADEWYCH f Dutch
Dutch form of HEDWIG.
HADIA f Arabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADIL f Arabic
Means "cooing (of a pigeon)" in Arabic.
HADIYA f Arabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HADI.
HADIYYA f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HADLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HADRIANA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of HADRIANUS.
HADYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هادية (see HADIYA).
HADYN m & f English (Rare)
Variant of HAYDEN.
HAF f Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
HAFSA f Arabic
Means "gathering" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Umar, the second caliph, and a wife of Muhammad.
HAFSAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفصة (see HAFSA).
HAFZA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفصة (see HAFSA).
HAGAR f Biblical, Biblical German, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.
HAGGITH f Biblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew, derived from the root חָגַג (chagag). In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's wives.
HAGIR f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هاجر (see HAJAR).
HAGIT f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAGNE f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of AGNES.
HAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
HAIDEE f Literature
Perhaps intended to derive from Greek αιδοιος (aidoios) "modest, reverent". This name was created by Byron for a character in his poem 'Don Juan' (1819).
HAIFA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هيفاء (see HAYFA).
HAILWIC f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HEILWIG.
HAIZEA f Basque
Means "wind" in Basque.
HAJAR f Arabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
HAJNA f Hungarian
Shortened form of HAJNAL. The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his epic poem 'Zalán Futása' (1825).
HAJNAL f Hungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian.
HAJNALKA f Hungarian
Means "morning glory (flower)" in Hungarian.
HAJNI f Hungarian
Diminutive of HAJNAL or HAJNALKA.
HALA f Arabic
Means "halo around the moon" in Arabic. This was the name of a sister-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALCYON f Various
From the name of a genus of kingfisher birds, derived from Greek αλκυων (from the same source as ALCYONE).
HALCYONE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Αλκυονη (Halkyone), a variant of Αλκυονη (see ALCYONE).
HALE (1) f Turkish
Turkish form of HALA.
HALİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALIMA f Arabic
Feminine form of HALIM. Halima was the name of the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALİME f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HALIM.
HALINA f Polish
Polish form of GALINA.
HALLDÓRA f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HALLE (2) f English (Modern)
In the case of American actress Halle Berry (1966-), it is from the name of a department store in Cleveland where she was born (the store was founded by brothers bearing the German surname Halle, a cognate of HALL).
HALLEL f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew הָלַל (halal) meaning "praise". This is the name of a Jewish prayer, consisting of several psalms.
HALLIE f English
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HALYNA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HAMIDA f Arabic
Feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMIDE f Persian
Persian feminine form of HAMID (1).
HANA (1) f Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Sorbian
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Sorbian form of HANNAH.
HANA (3) f Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana) both meaning "flower". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HANA (4) f Korean
Means "one" in Korean.
HANAA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هناء (see HANA (1)).
HANAE f Japanese
From Japanese (hana) or (hana), which both mean "flower", combined with (e) meaning "picture" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HANAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (hana) meaning "flower" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HANAN (2) f Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANDAN f Turkish
From Persian خندان (khandan) meaning "laughing, smiling".
HANDE f Turkish
From Persian خنده (khandeh) meaning "laughter, smile".
HANEUL m & f Korean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HẰNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hằng) meaning "lady".
HANGA f Hungarian
Means "heather" in Hungarian.
HANIA (1) f Polish
Polish diminutive of HANNA (1).
HANIA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هنيّة (see HANIYYA).
HANIFA f Arabic
Feminine form of HANIF.
HANİFE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
HANIYAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هنيّة (see HANIYYA).
HANIYYA f Arabic
Means "pleasant" in Arabic.
HANNAH f English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HANNE (1) f & m Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HANNELE f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNA or HANNAH.
HANNELORE f German
Combination of HANNE (1) and ELEONORE.
HANNIE f Dutch
Diminutive of JOHANNA.
HAPPY f & m English (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HAREGEWOIN f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "grape vine" in Amharic.
HARINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (2) m & f Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARLEY m & f English
From a surname that was derived from a place name, itself from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOW f & m English
From a surname derived from a place name, itself derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARMONIA f Greek Mythology
Means "harmony, agreement" in Greek. She was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, given by Zeus to Cadmus to be his wife.
HARMONY f English
From the English word harmony, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘αρμονια (harmonia).
HARPER f & m English
From an Old English surname that originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps. A notable bearer was the American author Harper Lee (1926-2016), who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
HARRIET f English
English form of HENRIETTE, and thus a feminine form of HARRY. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. A famous bearer was Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the American author who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
HARRIETT f English
Variant of HARRIET.
HARSHADA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
HARU m & f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HARUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
HARUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HARUNA f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "spring" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HASNA f Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
HATHOR f Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Het-Heru meaning "the house of Horus", derived from Egyptian hwt "house" combined with Hr the god HORUS. In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess of love, often depicted with the head of a cow.
HATİCE f Turkish
Turkish form of KHADIJA.
HATSHEPSUT f Ancient Egyptian
Means "foremost of noble women" in Egyptian. This was the name of a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. She may have been the first woman to take the title of Pharaoh.
HATTIE f English
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HATTY f English
Diminutive of HARRIET.
HAUKEA f Hawaiian
Means "white snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and kea "white".
HAUNANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful snow" from Hawaiian hau "snow" and nani "beauty, glory".
HAURVATAT f Persian Mythology
Means "health, perfection, wholeness" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of health and water.
HAVA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַוָּה (see CHAVA).
HAVEN f & m English
From the English word for a safe place, derived ultimately from Old English hæfen.
HAVVA f Turkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAWA f Arabic
Arabic form of EVE.
HAYDÉE f Spanish, French (Rare)
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).
HAYDEN m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from place names meaning either "hay valley" or "hay hill", derived from Old English heg "hay" and denu "valley" or dun "hill".
HAYFA f Arabic
Means "slender" in Arabic.
HAYLEY f English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of an English town (meaning "hay clearing" from Old English heg "hay" and leah "clearing"). It was popularized by the British child actress Hayley Mills (1946-), though the name did not become common until over a decade after she first became famous.
HA-YUN f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, name" combined with (yun) meaning "sunlight". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
HAZAN f Turkish
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
HAZE f English (Rare)
Short form of HAZEL.