Feminine Names

gender
usage
Frideswide f History (Ecclesiastical)
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 wife of Odin and the mother of Balder. 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 (Rare)
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
From Shona funga meaning "think, judge".
Funmilayo f Western African, Yoruba
Means "give me joy" in Yoruba.
Furaha f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
Furiosa f Popular Culture
Means "full of rage, furious" in Latin. This is the name of a warrior who turns against the evil Immortan Joe in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Füsun f Turkish
Means "charm, incantation" in Turkish, from Persian افسون (afsun).
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, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene 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.
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 the fictional language 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.
Gali f Hebrew
Means "my wave" in Hebrew.
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 Indigenous 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, Bulgarian
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.
Ganna f Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Ганна (see Hanna 1).
Garbi f Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
Garbiñe f Basque
Variant of Garbi.
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.
Gawahir f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواهر (see Jawahir).
Gay f English
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
Gayane f Armenian
Armenian form of Gaiana.
Gayathri f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of Gayatri.
Gayatri f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra), which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
Gaye 1 f English
Variant of Gay.
Gaye 2 f Turkish
Means "goal" in Turkish.
Gayla f English
Elaborated form of Gail.
Gayle f & m English
Variant of Gail or Gale 2.
Gazbiyya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see Jathibiyya).
Gbemisola f Western African, Yoruba
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
Geertje f Dutch
Diminutive of Geertruida.
Geertruida f Dutch
Dutch form of Gertrude.
Gefen f & m Hebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.
Gelsomina f Italian
Italian form of Jasmine.
Geltrude f Italian
Italian form of Gertrude.
Gema f Spanish
Spanish form of Gemma.
Gemma f Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
Gena 1 f English
Variant of Gina.
Genesis f English (Modern)
Means "birth, origin" in Greek. This is the name of the first book of the Old Testament in the Bible. It tells of the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, Noah and the great flood, and the three patriarchs.
Geneva f English
Possibly a shortened form of Genevieve. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
Geneviève f French
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
Genevieve f English
English form of Geneviève.
Genevra f Various
Variant of Ginevra.
Genie f English
Diminutive of Eugenia.
Genista f Various
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
Gennadiya f Russian (Rare)
Feminine form of Gennadiy.
Genovaitė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Geneviève.
Genoveffa f Italian
Italian form of Geneviève.
Genoveva f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Geneviève.
Genowefa f Polish
Polish form of Geneviève.
Gentiana f Albanian
Feminine form of Gentian.
Georgeta f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of George.
Georgette f French
French feminine form of George.
Georgia f English, Greek
Latinate feminine form of George. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
Georgiana f English, Romanian
Feminine form of George. This form of the name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
Georgie f & m English
Diminutive of Georgia or George.
Georgina f English, Spanish, Hungarian
Feminine form of George.
Georgine f French
French feminine form of George.
Géraldine f French
French feminine form of Gerald.
Geraldine f English
Feminine form of Gerald. This name was created by the poet Henry Howard for use in a 1537 sonnet praising Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald, whom he terms The Geraldine.
Gerarda f Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of Gerard.
Gerd 2 f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Gerðr, derived from garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd is a beautiful frost giantess. Freyr falls in love with her, and has his servant Skírnir convince her to marry him.
Gerda 1 f German, Dutch
Feminine form of Gerd 1.
Gerda 2 f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Latinized form of Gerd 2.
Gerdina f Dutch
Feminine form of Gerd 1.
Gerel f Mongolian
Means "light" in Mongolian.
Gergana f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of George.
Gerhild f German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
Gerlinde f German, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".
Germaine f French
French feminine form of Germain. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
Gerry m & f English, Dutch
Diminutive of Gerald, Gerard or Geraldine.
Gerðr f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Gerd 2.
Gertie f English, Dutch
Diminutive of Gertrude.
Gertraud f German
German form of Gertrude.
Gertrúd f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Gertrude.
Gertrúda f Slovak
Slovak form of Gertrude.
Gertrūda f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Gertrude.
Gertruda f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of Gertrude.
Gertrude f English, Dutch, French
Means "spear of strength", derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and thrud "strength". Saint Gertrude the Great was a 13th-century nun and mystic writer. It was probably introduced to England by settlers from the Low Countries in the 15th century. Shakespeare used the name in his play Hamlet (1600) for the mother of the title character. Another famous bearer was the American writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).
Gertrudes f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gertrude.
Gertrudis f Spanish
Latinized form of Gertrude.
Gervaise f French
French feminine form of Gervasius.
Gesine f German
Possibly from a Low German diminutive of Gertrud.
Gessica f Italian
Italian variant of Jessica.
Gethsemane f Various
From a biblical place name, the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. It is derived from Γεθσημανί (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "oil vat". It is very rarely used as a given name.
Geula f Hebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
Gezabele f Biblical Italian
Form of Jezebel used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
Ghada f Arabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
Ghadir f Arabic
Means "stream" in Arabic.
Ghaliya f Arabic
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
Ghislaine f French
Feminine form of Ghislain.
Ghjulia f Corsican
Corsican form of Julia.
Ghjuvanna f Corsican
Corsican form of Iohanna (see Joanna).
Ghoncheh f Persian
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
Ghufran f & m Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
Gia f Italian (Rare)
Diminutive of Gianna.
Giacinta f Italian
Italian feminine form of Hyacinthus.
Giacoma f Italian
Feminine form of Giacomo.
Giacomina f Italian
Feminine form of Giacomo.
Giada f Italian
Italian form of Jade.
Giang f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
Gianna f Italian, Greek
Italian short form of Giovanna and a Modern Greek variant of Ioanna.
Giannina f Italian
Diminutive of Giovanna.
Giedrė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Giedrius.
Gifty f Western African
From the English word gift. This name is most common in Ghana in Africa.
Gigi 1 f French
French diminutive of Georgine or Virginie.
Giiwedinokwe f Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "woman of the north" in Ojibwe.
Gijsberta f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Gisbert.
Gilah f Hebrew
Feminine form of Gil 3.
Gilberte f French
French feminine form of Gilbert.
Gilda f Italian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".
Gili f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
Gill f English
Short form of Gillian.
Gillian f English
Medieval English feminine form of Julian. This spelling has been in use since the 13th century, though it was not declared a distinct name from Julian until the 17th century.
Gina f Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of Georgina, Regina, Luigina and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of Virginia or Eugenia. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
Ginette f French
Diminutive of Geneviève.
Ginevra f Italian
Italian form of Guinevere. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
Ginger f English
From the English word ginger for the spice or the reddish-brown colour. It can also be a diminutive of Virginia, as in the case of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), by whom the name was popularized.
Ginka f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Gergina.
Ginnie f English
Diminutive of Virginia.
Ginny f English
Diminutive of Virginia.
Gintarė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Gintaras.
Giò m & f Italian
Short form of Giovanni and other names beginning with Gio.
Gioconda f Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda, which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
Gioia f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
Giorgia f Italian
Italian feminine form of George.
Giorgina f Italian
Diminutive of Giorgia.
Giosetta f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Josette.
Giovanna f Italian
Italian form of Iohanna (see Joanna), making it the feminine form of Giovanni.
Gisa f German
German short form of Giselle.
Gisela f German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of Giselle.
Gisèle f French
French variant of Giselle.
Gisella f Italian
Italian form of Giselle.
Giselle f French, English (Modern)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage, pledge". This name may have originally been a descriptive nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court. It was borne by a daughter of the French king Charles III who married the Norman leader Rollo in the 10th century. The name was popular in France during the Middle Ages (the more common French form is Gisèle). Though it became known in the English-speaking world due to Adolphe Adam's ballet Giselle (1841), it was not regularly used until the 20th century.
Gisila f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Giselle.
Gita 1 f Indian, Hindi
Means "song" in Sanskrit. The word appears in the name of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text of Hinduism (meaning "divine song").
Gita 2 f Czech, Latvian
Czech and Latvian short form of Margita or Brigita.
Gitta f German, Hungarian
German short form of Brigitta and a Hungarian short form of Margit.
Gittan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Birgitta.
Gitte f Danish
Danish short form of Birgitte.
Gittel f Yiddish
From Yiddish גוט (gut) meaning "good".
Giuanna f Sardinian
Sardinian form of Iohanna (see Joanna).
Giuditta f Italian
Italian form of Judith.
Giulia f Italian
Italian feminine form of Julius.
Giuliana f Italian
Feminine form of Giuliano.
Giulietta f Italian
Diminutive of Giulia.
Giunone f Roman Mythology (Italianized)
Italian form of Iuno (see Juno).
Giuseppa f Italian
Feminine form of Giuseppe.
Giuseppina f Italian
Feminine form of Giuseppe.
Giusi m & f Italian
Short form of Giuseppe or Giuseppa.
Giustina f Italian
Italian form of Iustina (see Justina).
Giusy f Italian
Feminine variant of Giusi.
Gizella f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Giselle.
Gizem f Turkish
Means "mystery" in Turkish.
Gizi f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of Giselle.
Gladys f Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad meaning "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of Claudia. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel Puck (1870).
Glafira f Russian
Russian form of Glaphyra.
Glaphyra f Ancient Greek
From Greek γλαφυρός (glaphyros) meaning "polished, subtle".
Gláucia f Portuguese
Feminine form of Gláucio.
Glaucia m & f Ancient Roman
Latin form of Gláucio.
Glaw m & f Welsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
Glenda f English
Probably a feminine form of Glenn using the suffix da (from names such as Linda and Wanda). This name was not regularly used until the 20th century.
Glenice f Welsh
Variant of Glenys.
Glenna f Scottish, English
Feminine form of Glenn.
Glennis f Welsh
Variant of Glenys.
Glenys f Welsh
Elaboration of the Welsh word glân meaning "pure, clean, holy". This name was created in the late 19th century.
Glika f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish גליק (glik) meaning "luck".
Glinda f Literature
Created by author L. Frank Baum for his character Glinda the Good Witch, a kind sorceress in his Oz series of books beginning in 1900. It is not known what inspired the name.
Glória f Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of Gloria.
Gloria f English, Spanish, Italian, German
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Gloriana f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Latin gloria meaning "glory". In Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene (1590) this was the name of the title character, a representation of Queen Elizabeth I.
Glorinda f Esperanto
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin gloria.
Glory f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word glory, ultimately from Latin gloria.
Glukel f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Glika.
Glykeria f Greek, Late Greek
From Greek γλυκερός (glykeros) meaning "sweet". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Heraclea.
Glynis f Welsh
Either a variant of Glenys or an elaboration of the Welsh word glyn meaning "valley".
Gobinet f Irish
Variant of Gobnait.
Gobnait f Irish
Feminine form of Gobán. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.
Gobnet f Irish
Anglicized form of Gobnait.
Goda 1 m & f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
Goda 2 f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian godà meaning "thought, dream" or "honour, respect".
Godelieve f Flemish
Dutch (Flemish) form of Godeliva.
Godeliva f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Goteleib. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.
Godgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Godiva.
Godiva f Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
Gohar f & m Persian, Armenian, Urdu
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone". This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan.
Goizane f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz meaning "morning".
Goizargi f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
Goizeder f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and eder "beautiful".
Gökçe f Turkish
Means "blue" in Turkish.
Göksu m & f Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
Gol f Persian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
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) meaning "flower, rose" and انار (anar) meaning "pomegranate".
Gölnara f Tatar
Tatar form of Golnar.
Golnaz f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort".
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.
Gonca f Turkish
Means "flower bud" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
Goneril f Literature
From Gonorilla, of unknown meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gonorilla was the villainous eldest daughter of King Leir. When adapting the character for his play King Lear (1606), Shakespeare used the spelling Goneril.
Gonorilla f Literature
Form of Goneril used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, who wrote in Latin.
Gönül f Turkish
Means "heart" in Turkish.
Gonxhe f Albanian
Means "flower bud" in Albanian, of Persian origin. This was the middle name of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997).
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.