Feminine Names

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SISSY f English
Diminutive of CECILIA, FRANCES or PRISCILLA. It can also be taken from the nickname, which originated as a nursery form of the word sister.
SITA f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the Rigveda. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. In this story Sita is rescued by her husband from the demon king Ravana.
SITARA f Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SITHEMBILE f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SÍTHMAITH f Irish
Means "good peace" from Irish síth "peace" and maith "good".
SITI f Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
SITORA f Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of SITARA.
SIV f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SIVE f Irish
Anglicized form of SADB.
SIWAN f Welsh
Welsh form of JOAN (1).
SIXTINE f French
French feminine form of SIXTUS.
SKAIDRĪTE f Latvian
Derived from Latvian skaidrs meaning "clear, bright".
SKAÐI f Norse Mythology
Means "damage, harm" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she was a mountain giantess associated with the winter and skiing, the wife of Njord and later Odin.
SKULD f Norse Mythology
Means "future" in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the Valkyries.
SKY f & m English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse sky "cloud".
SKYE f English (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of SKY.
SKYLA f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of SKYLER, formed using the popular name suffix la.
SKYLAR m & f English (Modern)
Variant of SKYLER.
SKYLER m & f English (Modern)
Variant of SCHUYLER. The spelling was modified due to association with the name Tyler and the English word sky.
SLAĐANA f Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
SLADJANA f Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Слађана (see SLAĐANA).
SLÁINE f & m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "health" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland.
SLÀINE f Scottish
Scottish form of SLÁINE.
SLAVA m & f Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVĚNA f Czech
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVICA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVITSA f Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVKA f Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLAVKO.
SŁAWOMIRA f Polish
Polish feminine form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLOAN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of SLOANE.
SLOANE f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname that was derived from an Anglicized form of the given name SLUAGHADHÁN.
SLOBODANKA f Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLOBODAN.
SMADAR f Hebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
SMILJANA f Croatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).
SMILTĖ f Lithuanian
Means "sandwort" in Lithuanian, referring to flowering plants from the genus Arenaria.
SNEHA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SNEŽANA f Serbian
Serbian form of SNJEŽANA.
SNEZHANA f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian cognate of SNJEŽANA.
SNJEŽANA f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning "snowy".
SOBIESŁAWA f Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of SOBIESŁAW.
SOCORRO f Spanish
Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour".
SOFFÍA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of SOPHIA.
SOFÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of SOPHIA.
SOFIE f German, Danish, Dutch, Czech
Form of SOPHIE in several languages.
SOFIJA f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of SOPHIA in several languages.
SOFIYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SOPHIA.
SOFYA f Russian
Russian form of SOPHIA.
SOHEILA f Persian
Persian feminine form of SUHAIL.
SOHVI f Finnish
Finnish form of SOPHIA.
SOILE f Finnish
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".
SOILI f Finnish
Variant of SOILE.
SOL (1) f Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOLANGE f French
French form of the Late Latin name Sollemnia, which was derived from Latin sollemnis "religious". This was the name of a French shepherdess who became a saint after she was killed by her master.
SOLEDAD f Spanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
SOLEIL f Various
Means "sun" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself.
SOLÈNE f French
Variant of SOLANGE.
SOLFRID f Norwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.
SOLINE f French
Variant of SOLANGE.
SOLLEMNIA f Late Roman
Latin form of SOLANGE.
SÓLVEIG f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEIG f Norwegian, Swedish
From an Old Norse name, which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
SOLVEIGA f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of SOLVEIG.
SOLVEJ f Danish
Danish form of SOLVEIG.
SØLVI f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SILVIA.
SOLVIG f Swedish
Swedish variant form of SOLVEIG.
SOMAYEH f Persian
Persian form of SUMAYYA.
SOMMER f English (Modern)
Variant of SUMMER, coinciding with the German word for summer.
SOŇA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
SONA (1) f Indian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONA (2) f Turkmen
Turkmen form of SUNA.
SONA (3) f Armenian
Meaning unknown.
SONAL f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAM f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SONDRA f English
Variant of SAUNDRA. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character in Theodore Dreiser's novel 'An American Tragedy' (1925) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1931).
SONGÜL f Turkish
From Turkish son meaning "last, final" and gül meaning "rose".
SONJE f German (Rare)
German variant of SONJA.
SONYA f Russian, English
Russian diminutive of SOPHIA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1869, English translation 1886).
SOODEH f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian سوده (see SOUDEH).
SOO-JIN f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 수진 (see SU-JIN).
SOPHEA f & m Khmer
Means "wisdom" in Khmer.
SOPHEAP f & m Khmer
Means "gentle, proper" in Khmer.
SOPHIA f English, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
SOPHIE f French, English, German, Dutch
French form of SOPHIA.
SOPHRONIA f Literature, Late Greek
Feminine form of SOPHRONIUS. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.
SOPHY f English (Rare)
Variant of SOPHIE or a diminutive of SOPHIA.
SOPIO f Georgian
Georgian form of SOPHIA.
SORA f & m Japanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) both meaning "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
SORAIA f Portuguese
Portuguese variant of SORAYA.
SORAYA f Persian, Spanish, French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Persian form of THURAYYA. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya (1932-2001), wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
SORCHA f Irish, Scottish
Means "radiant" in Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of Sarah.
SORINA f Romanian
Feminine form of SORIN.
SORNE f Basque
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
SORREL f English (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
SOSTRATE f Ancient Greek
Means "safe army" from Greek σως (sos) "safe, whole, unwounded" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
SOTHY m & f Khmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
SOTIRIA f Greek
Feminine form of SOTIRIS.
SOUDEH f Persian
Means "touched" or "painted" in Persian.
SOVANNA f Khmer
Means "golden, dream" in Khmer.
SPARROW m & f English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
ŠPELA f Slovene
Diminutive of ELIZABETA.
SPIRIT f English (Rare)
From the English word spirit, ultimately from Latin spiritus "breath", a derivative of spirare "to blow".
SPOMENKA f Croatian
From Croatian spomenak meaning "forget-me-not flower".
SPRING f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English springan "to leap, to burst forth".
SPRITA f Esperanto
Means "witty" in Esperanto.
SPYRIDOULA f Greek
Feminine form of SPYRIDON.
SREE m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see SRI).
SRI m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRINIVAS f Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SSANYU f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
STACE m & f Medieval English, English
Medieval short form of EUSTACE. As a modern name it is typically a short form of STACY.
STACEE f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACEY f & m English
Variant of STACY.
STACI f English
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACIA f English
Short form of ANASTASIA or EUSTACIA.
STACIE f English
Feminine variant of STACY.
STACY f & m English
Either a diminutive of ANASTASIA, or else from a surname that was derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
STAMATIA f Greek
Feminine form of STAMATIOS.
STANA f Czech, Serbian, Croatian
Short form of STANISLAVA and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
STANISŁAWA f Polish
Feminine form of STANISŁAW.
STANKA f Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
STAR f English
From the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.
STARLA f English
Elaborated form of STAR.
STARR f English
Variant of STAR.
STASYA f Russian
Diminutive of STANISLAVA or ANASTASIYA.
STAV f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
STAVROULA f Greek
Feminine form of STAVROS.
ŠTEFA f Croatian
Short form of ŠTEFANIJA.
STEFANA f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFÁNIA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Štefan (see STEPHEN).
ȘTEFANIA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Ștefan (see STEPHEN).
STEFÁNIA f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIA f Italian, Polish
Italian and Polish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFANIJA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIJA f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIYA f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Russian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFCIA f Polish
Diminutive of STEFANIA.
STEFFI f German
Diminutive of STEPHANIE.
ŠTEFICA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of ŠTEFANIJA.
STELA f Romanian
Romanian form of STELLA (1), derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).
STELARA f Esperanto
Means "like a constellation" in Esperanto.
STELIANA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of STYLIANOS.
STELLA (1) f English, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
STELLA (2) f Greek
Diminutive of STYLIANI, with the spelling influenced by that of STELLA (1).
ŠTĚPÁNKA f Czech
Czech feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPH f & m English
Short form of STEPHANIE or STEPHEN.
STEPHANIA f English
Latinate feminine form of STEPHEN.
STÉPHANIE f French
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEPHANIE f English, German
Feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEREN f Cornish
Means "star" in Cornish.
STERRE f Dutch
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
STEVIE m & f English
Diminutive of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
STIEN f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of CHRISTINE or JUSTINE.
STIINA f Finnish
Finnish short form of CHRISTINA.
STINA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of CHRISTINA and other names ending in stina.
STINE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of CHRISTINE and other names ending in stine.
STOJA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of STOYAN.
STONE m & f English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
STORM m & f English (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
STOŠIJA f Croatian (Rare)
Form of ANASTAZIJA, used in particular to refer to the saint.
STOYANKA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of STOYAN.
STYLIANI f Greek
Feminine form of STYLIANOS.
SU (1) f Turkish
Means "water" in Turkish.
SU (2) f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SU-BIN f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUBIRA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
SUDARSHANA f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of SUDARSHAN.
SUDE f Turkish
Turkish form of SOUDEH.
SUDENAZ f Turkish
Combination of SUDE and NAZ.
SUE f English
Short form of SUSANNA.
SUELLEN f English
Contraction of SUSAN and ELLEN (1). Margaret Mitchell used this name in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), where it belongs to Scarlett's sister.
SUHA f Arabic
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
SUHAILA f Arabic
Feminine form of SUHAIL.
SÜHEYLA f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SUHAIL.
SU-JIN f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUKHDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
SUKHON f Thai
Means "fragrance, pleasant smell" in Thai, ultimately of Pali origin.
SUKIE f English
Diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUK-JA f Korean
From Sino-Korean (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
ŞUKRİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of SHUKRIYYA.
SULABHA f Indian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
ŞULE f Turkish
Means "flame" in Turkish.
SULTAN m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANA f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SUMAN m & f Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUMATI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
SUMAYYA f Arabic
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
SÜMEYYE f Turkish
Turkish form of SUMAYYA.
SUMIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SUMMER f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
SUNA f Turkish
From the Turkish word for a type of duck, the shelduck (genus Tadorna).
SUNAN m & f Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
SUNČANA f Croatian
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".
SUNČICA f Croatian
Diminutive of SUNČANA.
SUNDAY f English
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day".
SUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see SEONG).
SUNG-HYUN m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see SEONG-HYEON).
SUNG-MIN m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see SEONG-MIN).
SUNITA f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
SUNITHA f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SUNITI f Indian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
SUNNGIFU f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of SUNNIVA.
SUNNIVA f Norwegian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
SUNNY f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
SUNSHINE f English
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
SUOMA f Finnish
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
SURAYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّة or ثريّا (see THURAYYA).
SURAYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّة or ثريّا (see THURAYYA).
SÜREYYA f Turkish
Turkish form of THURAYYA.
SURI f Yiddish
Yiddish form of SARAH.
SURINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SUSAN f English
English variant of SUSANNA. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
SUSANA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SUSANNA.
SUSANITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUSANN f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of SUSANNE.
SUSANNA f Italian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
SUSANNAH f Biblical
Form of SUSANNA found in some versions of the Old Testament.
SUSANNE f German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
SUSE f German
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSHEELA f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुशीला (see SUSHILA).
SUSHILA f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
SUSI f German
German diminutive of SUSANNE.
SUSIE f English
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUUS f Dutch
Dutch short form of SUSANNA.
SUVI f Finnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
SUZ f English
Short form of SUSAN.
SUZAN (1) f English
Variant of SUSAN.
SUZAN (2) f Turkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
SUZANNA f English
Variant of SUSANNA.
SUZANNE f French, English, Dutch
French form of SUSANNA.
SUZE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
SUZETTE f French
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUZI f English
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUZIE f English
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SUZU f Japanese
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
SUZUME f Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.
SUZY f English
Diminutive of SUSAN.
SVAJONĖ f Lithuanian
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
SVANA f Icelandic
Short form of SVANHILDUR.
SVANHILD f Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of SWANHILD. In Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVATAVA f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
SVEA f Swedish
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
SVENJA f German
German feminine form of SVEN.
SVETA f Russian
Short form of SVETLANA.
SVĚTLANA f Czech
Czech form of SVETLANA.
SVETLANA f Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem 'Svetlana' (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
SVEVA f Italian
Possibly from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi (svevo in Italian).
SVITLANA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVJETLANA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of SVETLANA.
SWANAHILDA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
SWANHILD f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
SWAPNA f Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWARAN m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNA m & f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHI f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
SYBIL f English
Variant of SIBYL. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
SYBILLA f Polish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of SIBYLLA.
SYBILLE f German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SYDNEY f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
SYEDA f Urdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
SYLVA f Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SYLVAINE f French
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVANA f Various
Variant of SILVANA.
SYLVETTE f French
Diminutive of SYLVIE.
SYLVI f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIA f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
SYLVIANE f French
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIE f French
French form of SILVIA.
SYLWIA f Polish
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMPHONY f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
SYNNE f Norwegian
Short form of SYNNØVE.
SYNNÖVE f Swedish
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
SYNNØVE f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SUNNIVA.
SYNTYCHE f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
SYUZANNA f Russian
Russian variant of SUSANNA.