Feminine Names

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ARYA (1) m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ARYA (2) f Literature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a popular character in his series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', published beginning 1996, and the television adaptation 'Game of Thrones' (2011-2019). In the story Arya is the second daughter of Ned Stark, the lord of Winterfell.
ARZU f Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of AREZOO.
ÁSA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÅSA f Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ASCENSIÓN f Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ÁSDÍS f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÅSE f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.
ASENATH f Biblical
Means "devoted to the goddess NEITH" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
ASENETH f Biblical Latin
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
ASENNETH f Biblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASH m & f English
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHA (1) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
ASHANTI f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHERAH f Semitic Mythology
Perhaps derived from Semitic roots meaning "she who walks in the sea". This was the name of a Semitic mother goddess. She was worshipped by the Israelites before the advent of monotheism.
ÅSHILD f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Áshildr, derived from the elements áss "god" and hildr "battle".
ASHLEA f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEIGH f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASHLIE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLING f Irish
Anglicized form of AISLING.
ASHLYN f English (Modern)
Combination of ASHLEY and the popular name suffix lyn.
ASHRAQAT f Arabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ASHTAD f Persian Mythology
Means "justice" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
ASHTON m & f English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name that meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHTORETH f Biblical, Semitic Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the East Semitic goddess ISHTAR.
ASIA (1) f English (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
ASIA (2) f Polish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
ASIH f Indonesian
Variant of KASIH.
ÁSLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ASLAUG f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
ASLI f Turkish
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
ASLÖG f Swedish
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
ASLØG f Danish
Danish form of ASLAUG.
ASMA f Arabic
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
ASMAA f Arabic
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
ASPASIA f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ασπασιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles (5th century BC).
ASPEN f English (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
ASRA f Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
ASSUMPCIÓ f Catalan
Catalan cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASSUMPTA f Irish
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.
ASSUNÇÃO f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASSUNTA f Italian
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASTA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ASTRID.
AŞTÎ f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTON m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTRA f English (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek αστηρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
ASTRAEA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
ASTRID f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French
Modern form of ÁSTRÍÐR. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of 'Pippi Longstocking'.
ASTRIDE f French
French variant of ASTRID.
ÁSTRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ÁSTRÍÐUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
ASUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
ASUMAN f Turkish
Means "sky" in Turkish.
ASUN f Spanish
Short form of ASUNCIÓN.
ASUNCIÓN f Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
ASYA (2) f Turkish
Means "Asia (the continent)" in Turkish.
ATAAHUA f Maori
Means "beautiful" in Maori.
ATALANTA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αταλαντη (Atalante) meaning "equal in weight", derived from αταλαντος (atalantos), a word related to ταλαντον (talanton) meaning "a scale, a balance". In Greek legend she was a fast-footed maiden who refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes, who dropped three golden apples during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
ATALIA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of ATHALIAH.
ATALYAH f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATANASIJA f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
ATARA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see ATARAH).
ATARAH f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
ATEFEH f Persian
Persian form of ATIFA.
AÐALBJÖRG f Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
ATHALIAH f & m Biblical
Possibly means "YAHWEH is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
ATHANASIA f Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHENA f Greek Mythology, English
Meaning unknown. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. It is likely that her name is derived from that of the city, not vice versa. The earliest mention of her seems to be a 15th-century BC Mycenaean Greek inscription from Knossos on Crete.... [more]
ATHÉNAÏS f French
French form of ATHENAIS.
ATHENAIS f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
ATHINA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ATHENA.
ATHOL m & f Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland that was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIENO f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
ATIFA f Arabic
Feminine form of ATIF.
ATIYA m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATROPOS f Greek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix α (a) combined with τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
ATSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (atsu) meaning "warm", (atsu) meaning "deep, true, sincere" or (atsu) meaning "honest" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AUBREE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of AUBREY.
AUBREY m & f English
Norman French form of the Germanic name ALBERICH. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song 'Aubrey' along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
AUDA f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUDE f French
French feminine form of ALDO.
AUDHILD f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AUDIE f English
Diminutive of AUDREY.
AUDRA (1) f Lithuanian
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
AUDRA (2) f English
Variant of AUDREY, used since the 19th century.
AUDREY f English
Medieval diminutive of ÆÐELÞRYÐ. This was the name of a 7th-century saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. It was also borne by a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It' (1599). At the end of the Middle Ages the name became rare due to association with the word tawdry (which was derived from St. Audrey, the name of a fair where cheap lace was sold), but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
AUGUSTA f German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when King George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
AUGUSTE (2) f German
German variant of AUGUSTA.
AUGUSTINA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (2) f French, German
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUNE f Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
AURA f English, Italian, Spanish, Finnish
From the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αυρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.
ÁUREA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUREA.
AUREA f Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
AURÉLIA f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIE f French
French feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIJA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIA.
AUREOLE f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
AURICA f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of AURELIA.
AURORA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
AURORE f French
French form of AURORA.
AUŠRA f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
AUSTĖJA f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "to weave" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
AUTUMN f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
AVA (1) f English
Variant of EVE. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990).
AVA (2) f Persian
Means "voice, sound" in Persian.
AVA (3) f German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVALON f English (Rare)
From the name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit that was often linked with paradise.
AVANI f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "earth" in Sanskrit.
AVANTI f Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient kingdom of central India that had its capital at Ujjain.
AVDOTYA f Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
AVE f Estonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".
AVELINE f English (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
AVERILL m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERY m & f English
From a surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVEZA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of AVIS.
AVGUSTA f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of AUGUSTUS.
AVIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
ÂVIÂJA f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "cousin" in Greenlandic.
AVIGAIL f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
'AVIGAYIL f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVILA f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
AVIS f English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
AVIV m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVA f Hebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
AVIYA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֲבִיָה (see AVIA).
'AVIYAH m & f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVRA f Greek
Greek form of AURA.
AWHINA f Maori
Means "help, support" in Maori.
AWINITA f Native American, Cherokee
Means "fawn" in Cherokee.
AWITI f Eastern African, Luo
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.
AWOTWI m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AXELLE f French
Feminine form of AXEL.
AYA (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
AYA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آية (see AYAH).
AYAH f Arabic
Means "sign, evidence" or "verse" in Arabic, as in one of the passages that make up the Quran.
AYAKA f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) both meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
AYALA f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.
AYAME f Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYANDA m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYANE f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYANO f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" or (aya) meaning "design" combined with (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AYAULYM f Kazakh
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
AYDA f Arabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYDAN (1) f Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
AYELET f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
AYESHA f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see AISHA).
AYGÜL f Turkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGUL f Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
AYGÜN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
AYISHAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AYLA (1) f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see ELA (3)).
AYLA (2) f Turkish
Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.
AYLA (3) f Literature
Created for the novel 'Clan of the Cave Bear' (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.
AYLEN f Native American, Mapuche
Possibly means either "happiness" or "clear" in Mapuche.
AYLİN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "of the moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon".
AYN f Various
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She apparently based it on a Finnish name she had heard, but never seen written.
AÝNA f Turkmen
Means "mirror" in Turkmen, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
AYNA f Kazakh
Kazakh form of AÝNA.
AÝNABAT f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen "moon" and nabat "sugar".
AYNUR f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYŞE f Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
AYŞEGÜL f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
AYSEL f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon flood" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon" and sel "flood, stream".
AYŞENUR f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYSU f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".
AYSUN f Turkish
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
AYTAÇ m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
AYTEN f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and ten meaning "skin" (of Persian origin).
AZAHAR f Spanish
Means "orange blossom" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "flower". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Azahar, meaning "Our Lady of the Orange Blossom", because of the citrus trees that surround a church devoted to her near Murcia.
AZAHARA f Spanish
Variant of AZAHAR. It can also be given in reference to the ruined Moorish city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba, which derives from the related Arabic root زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine".
AZALAÏS f Occitan
Occitan form of ADELAIS.
AZALEA f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek αζαλεος (azaleos) "dry".
AZAR f & m Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZÉLIE f French (Rare)
Perhaps a form of AZALAÏS. It was borne by Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877), also called Zélie, the mother of Thérèse of Lisieux.
AZENETH f Spanish
Spanish form of ASENATH.
AZİZE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of AZIZ.
AZRA f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
AZUBAH f Biblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
AZUCENA f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
AZURA f English (Rare)
Elaboration of AZURE.
AZURE f English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
AZZURRA f Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.
BAAKO m & f Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BABETTE f French
French diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BABIRYE f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
BABS f English
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BADR m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BAHAR f Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian and Turkish.
BAHARGÜL f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
BAHIGA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بهيجة (see BAHIJA).
BAHIJA f Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
BAHIYYA f Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
BAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAILA f Yiddish
Variant of BEYLE.
BAILEY m & f English
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
BÁIRBRE f Irish
Irish form of BARBARA.
BAKARNE f Basque
Feminine form of BAKAR.
BALA (1) m & f Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALBINA f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare), Ancient Roman
Feminine form of BALBINUS. Saint Balbina was a 2nd-century Roman woman martyred with her father Quirinus.
BALLA f Biblical Greek
Greek form of BILHAH.
BALWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BAMBI f English
Derived from Italian bambina meaning "young girl". The American novelist Marjorie Benton Cooke used it in her novel 'Bambi' (1914). This was also the name of a male deer in a cartoon by Walt Disney, which was based on a 1923 novel by Swiss author Felix Salten.
BANDILE m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BANU f Persian, Turkish
Means "lady" in Persian.
BAO f & m Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BÁRA f Czech
Czech diminutive of BARBORA.
BARA f Croatian
Croatian short form of BARBARA.
BARABAL f Scottish
Scottish form of BARBARA.
BARAN f & m Persian, Turkish
Means "rain" in Persian. It is typically feminine in Persian and masculine in Turkish.
BARB f English
Short form of BARBARA.
BÁRBARA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BARBARA.
BARBARA f English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Late Roman
Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.
BARBARE f Georgian
Georgian form of BARBARA.
BÄRBEL f German
German diminutive of BARBARA.
BARBIE f English
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BARBORA f Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of BARBARA.
BARBRA f English
Variant of BARBARA.
BARBRO f Swedish
Swedish form of BARBARA.
BARICA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of BARBARA.
BAŞAK f Turkish
Means "ear of wheat" in Turkish. This is also the Turkish name for the constellation Virgo.
BASEMATH f Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.
BASEMMATH f Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BASHE f Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASIA (1) f Polish
Polish diminutive of BARBARA.
BASIA (2) f Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASIMA f Arabic
Feminine form of BASIM.
BASIRA f Arabic
Feminine form of BASIR.
BASMA f Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama).
BASMAT f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
BASMATH f Biblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of BASEMATH. This was the name of a daughter of Solomon in the Old Testament.
BAST f Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "fire, heat" or "ointment jar" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology Bast was a goddess of cats, fertility and the sun who was considered a protector of Lower Egypt. She was often depicted with the head of a lioness or a house cat. As her role in the Egyptian pantheon diminished, she was called Bastet.
BASTET f Egyptian Mythology
Variant of BAST. This form of the name, a diminutive, was given to her after the similar goddess Sekhmet (protector of Upper Egypt) became more important.
BASYA f Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BATARI f Indonesian
Means "goddess" in Indonesian.
BATEL f Hebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.
BATHSHEBA f Biblical
Means "daughter of the oath" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a woman married to Uriah the Hittite. King David seduced her and made her pregnant, so he arranged to have her husband killed in battle and then married her. She was the mother of Solomon.
BATSHEVA f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BATHSHEBA.
BATUL f Arabic
Means "virgin" in Arabic. This is an Arabic epithet of the Virgin Mary.
BATYA f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BATYAH f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BEA f English
Short form of BEATRIX.
BEÁTA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of BEATA.
BEATA f Polish, German, Swedish, Danish, Late Roman
Derived from Latin beatus meaning "blessed". This was the name of a few minor saints.
BEĀTE f Latvian
Latvian form of BEATA.
BEATE f German, Norwegian, Danish
German form of BEATA.
BEATHAG f Scottish
Feminine form of BEATHAN.
BÉATRICE f French
French form of BEATRIX.
BEATRICE f Italian, English, Swedish
Italian form of BEATRIX. Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She serves as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem the 'Divine Comedy' (1321). This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599), in which Beatrice and Benedick are fooled into confessing their love for one another.
BEATRISE f Latvian
Latvian form of BEATRIX.
BEATRIU f Catalan
Catalan form of BEATRIX.
BEATRIX f German, Hungarian, Dutch, English, Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator meaning "voyager, traveller". It was a common name amongst early Christians, and the spelling was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed, happy". Viatrix or Beatrix was a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death during the persecutions of Diocletian.... [more]
BEATRIZ f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of BEATRIX.
BEATRYCZE f Polish
Polish form of BEATRIX.
BÉBHINN f Irish
Modern spelling of BÉBINN.
BÉBHIONN f Irish
Variant of BÉBINN.
BÉBINN f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fair lady" in Irish Gaelic. This name was borne by several characters in Irish mythology, including a goddess of childbirth.
BECCA f English
Short form of REBECCA.
BECKA f English
Short form of REBECCA.
BECKAH f English
Short form of REBECCA.
BECKY f English
Diminutive of REBECCA.
BEDELIA f Irish
Irish diminutive of BRIDGET.