Feminine Names

gender
usage
Fidelia f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Fidel.
Fidelma f Irish
Latinized form of Fedelm.
Fieke f Dutch
Diminutive of Sofie or Josephine.
Fien f Dutch
Short form of Josefien and other names ending with a similar sound.
Fiene f Dutch
Short form of Josefien and other names ending with a similar sound.
Fiera f Esperanto
Means "proud" in Esperanto.
Fifi f French
Diminutive of Joséphine and other names containing the same sound.
Fikriye f Turkish
Turkish form of Fikriyya.
Fikriyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Fikri.
Filimena f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Philomena.
Filipa f Portuguese
Feminine form of Philip.
Filipina f Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of Filip.
Filippa f Greek, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Italian
Greek, Scandinavian and Italian feminine form of Philip.
Filiz f Turkish
Means "sprout, shoot" in Turkish.
Filomena f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Lithuanian
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Lithuanian form of Philomena.
Fina f Italian, Spanish
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
Variant of Fenella.
Finka f Croatian
Diminutive of Jozefina.
Finley m & f English
Variant of Finlay. This is by far the preferred spelling in the United States, where it has lately been more common as a feminine name.
Finnuala f Irish
Variant of Fionnuala.
Finola f Irish
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 (1761), in which it is spelled as Fióna.
Fionnghal f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Fionnuala. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Flora.
Fionnuala f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Old Irish finn "white, fair" and gúala "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 (Rare)
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Fioralba f Italian (Rare)
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
Fiore f & m Italian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names Flora and Florus.
Fiorella f Italian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Fiorenza f Italian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Firenze f Various
From the name of an Italian city, commonly called Florence in English.
Firoozeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see Firouzeh).
Firouzeh f Persian
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Persian. Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of Firouz.
Firuza f Tajik, Azerbaijani
Tajik and Azerbaijani form of Firouzeh.
Firuzə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Firouzeh.
Firuze f Turkish
Turkish form of Firouzeh.
Firuzeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see Firouzeh).
Fizza f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضّة (see Fidda).
Fjolla f Albanian
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
Flaka f Albanian
From Albanian flakë meaning "flame".
Flann m & f Irish, Old Irish
Means "blood red" in Irish. This was the name of a 9th-century high king of Ireland.
Flannery f English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Flannghaile, derived from the given name Flannghal meaning "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
Flávia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Flavius.
Flavie f French
French feminine form of Flavius.
Flavienne f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Flavian.
Fleur f French, Dutch, English (Rare)
Means "flower" in French. Saint Fleur of Issendolus (Flor in Gascon) was a 14th-century nun from Maurs, France. This was also 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, Portuguese
Either directly from Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower", or a short form of Florencia.
Flóra f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Flora.
Flora f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Greek, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
Flore f French
French form of Flora.
Florence f & m English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
Florência f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florencia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florentia f Late Roman
Original feminine form of Florence.
Florentine f French
French form of Florentina.
Floretta f English
Latinate diminutive of Flora.
Florette f French (Rare)
French diminutive of Flora.
Floriana f Italian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Florianus (see Florian).
Floriane f French
French feminine form of Florian.
Florinda f Spanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
Florine f French
French feminine form of Florinus.
Florrie f English
Diminutive of Florence or Flora.
Florry 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 (Rare), Yoruba (Rare)
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.
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 Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic feminine form of Francis.
Franka 1 f German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of Frank.
Franka 2 f Croatian
Croatian form of Franca.
Frankie m & f English
Diminutive of Frank or Frances.
Frannie f English
Diminutive of Frances.
Franny m & f English
Diminutive of Francis or Frances.
Frañseza f Breton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Františka f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantzisca f Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantziska f Basque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Fränze f German
Diminutive of Franziska.
Franzi f German
Short form of Franziska.
Franziska f German
German feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frauke f German
Means "little lady", derived from German frau combined with a diminutive suffix.
Freda f English
Short form of names ending in freda or fred, such as Winifred or Alfreda.
Freddie m & f English
Diminutive of Frederick or Freda.
Frederikke f Danish
Danish feminine form of Frederick.
Frédérique f French
French form of Frederica.
Fredrika f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish feminine form of Frederick.
Freida f English
Variant of Frieda.
Freja f Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Freya.
Freya f Norse Mythology, English (Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This is the name of a goddess associated with love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claims half of the heroes who are slain in battle and brings them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she is one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
Freyde f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
Freyja f Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of Freya.
Frida f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
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.
Frig f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Frigg. The day of the week Friday is named for her.
Frigg f Norse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from the Indo-European root *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 Old Norse, 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.
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, also a short form of Olufunmilayo or Oluwafunmilayo.
Furaha f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili (ultimately of Arabic origin).
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.
Galatea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Γαλάτεια (Galateia), probably derived from γάλα (gala) meaning "milk". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology including a sea nymph who was the daughter of Doris and Nereus and the lover of Acis. According to Ovid, it was also the name of an ivory statue carved by Pygmalion that came to life.
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 from Cherokee ᎤᎵᎶᎯ (ulilohi) meaning "attractive, adorable".
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 Jamilah.
Gamze f Turkish
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
Ganna f Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Ганна (see Hanna 1).
Garance f French
From the French name for a variety of flowering plant (genus Rubia; called madder in English), which is used to make red dye. This name was borne by the central character in the French film Les Enfants du Paradis (1945).
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, Catalan
Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan 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 giantess (jǫtunn). 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.