Feminine Names

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BEDISA f Georgian
Derived from Georgian ბედი (bedi) meaning "fate".
BEDŘIŠKA f Czech
Czech feminine form of FREDERICK.
BEE f English
Short form of BEATRIX and other names beginning with B.
BEGÜM f Turkish
From a royal title, a feminine form of the Turkic beg meaning "chieftain" (modern Turkish bey).
BEHİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of BAHIYYA.
BÉIBHINN f Irish
Modern form of BÉBINN.
BEILEAG f Scottish
Diminutive of ISEABAIL.
BEITRIS f Scottish
Scottish form of BEATRICE.
BĚLA f Czech
Derived from the old Slavic word белъ (belu) meaning "white".
BELÉN f Spanish
Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born. The town's name is from Hebrew בֵּית־לֶחֶם (Beit-lechem) meaning "house of bread".
BELGİN f Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BELİNAY f Turkish
Means "reflection of the moon on a lake" in Turkish.
BELINDA f English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. The first element could be related to Italian bella "beautiful". The second element could be Germanic lind meaning "flexible, soft, tender" (and by extension "snake, serpent"). This name first arose in the 17th century, and was subsequently used by Alexander Pope in his poem 'The Rape of the Lock' (1712).
BELINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ISABEL.
BELLA f English
Short form of ISABELLA and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful".
BELLATRIX f Astronomy
Means "female warrior" in Latin. This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation Orion.
BELLE f English
Short form of ISABELLA or names ending in belle. It is also associated with the French word belle meaning "beautiful". A famous bearer was Belle Starr (1848-1889), an outlaw of the American west, whose real given name was Maybelle.
BELLONA f Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin bellare meaning "to fight". This was the name of the Roman goddess of war, a companion of Mars.
BELPHOEBE f Literature
Combination of belle "beautiful" and the name PHOEBE. This name was first used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
BENEDETTA f Italian
Italian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDICTA f Late Roman
Feminine form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BÉNÉDICTE f French
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDICTE f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTA f German (Rare)
German feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDITA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDYKTA f Polish
Polish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENGTA f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENITA f Spanish
Feminine form of BENITO.
BENJAMINE f French
French feminine form of BENJAMIN.
BENOÎTE f French
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENTE f Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Danish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENTHE f Danish, Dutch
Variant of BENTE.
BERACHA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew בְּרָכָה (see BRACHA).
BERENGARIA f Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized feminine form of BERENGAR. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.
BÉRENGÈRE f French
French form of BERENGARIA.
BÉRÉNICE f French
French form of BERENICE.
BERENICE f English, Italian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βερενικη (Berenike), the Macedonian form of the Greek name Φερενικη (Pherenike), which meant "bringing victory" from φερω (phero) "to bring" and νικη (nike) "victory". This name was common among the Ptolemy ruling family of Egypt, a dynasty that was originally from Macedon. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament (in most English Bibles it is spelled Bernice) belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II. As an English name, Berenice came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
BERENIKE f Ancient Greek
Ancient Macedonian form of BERENICE.
BEREZI f Basque
Means "special" in Basque.
BERGLJÓT f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJOT f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
BERHANE m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "my light" in Amharic.
BERJOUHI f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պերճուհի (see PERCHUHI).
BERLIN f Various
From the name of the city in Germany, which is of uncertain meaning.
BERMET f Kyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
BERNA f Turkish
Means "young" in Turkish.
BERNADETT f Hungarian
Hungarian form of BERNADETTE.
BERNADETTE f French, English
French feminine form of BERNARD. Saint Bernadette was a young woman from Lourdes in France who claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary.
BERNADINE f English
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDA f Slovene, Croatian, Spanish
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDETTA f Italian
Italian feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDINA f Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDINE f French (Rare)
French feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDITA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNETTA f English
Diminutive of BERENICE.
BERNICE f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERNIE m & f English
Diminutive of BERNARD, BERNADETTE, BERNICE, and other names beginning with Bern.
BERNIECE f English
Variant of BERNICE.
BERNY m & f English
Variant of BERNIE.
BERRAK f Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BERRY (2) f English (Rare)
From the English word referring to the small fruit. It is ultimately derived from Old English berie. This name has only been in use since the 20th century.
BERTA f Polish, Czech, Hungarian, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene
Form of BERTHA in several languages.
BERTHA f German, English, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous". It was borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century, and it was popularized in England by the Normans. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. The name also appears in southern Germanic legends (often spelled Perchta or Berchta) belonging to a goddess of animals and weaving.
BERTHE f French
French form of BERTHA.
BERTIE m & f English
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTILLE f French
French diminutive of BERTHA.
BERTINA f English
Feminine form of BERT.
BERYL f English
From the English word for the clear or pale green precious stone, ultimately deriving from Sanskrit. As a given name, it first came into use in the 19th century.
BESS f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BESSIE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BESTE f Turkish
Means "melody" in Turkish.
BET f Frisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish short form of ELISABETH.
BETH f English
Short form of ELIZABETH, or sometimes BETHANY.
BETHAN f Welsh
Welsh diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETHÂNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of BETHANY.
BETHANIA f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant form of BETHANY.
BETHANIE f English
Variant of BETHANY.
BETHANY f English
From the name of a biblical town, Βηθανια (Bethania) in Greek, which is probably of Aramaic or Hebrew origin, possibly meaning "house of affliction" or "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany is the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.
BETHARI f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of BATARI.
BETHEL f English
From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.
BETI f Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ELISAVETA.
BETJE f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of ELISABETH.
BETONY f English (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
BETRYS f Welsh
Welsh form of BEATRICE.
BETSY f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. A famous bearer was American actress Bette Davis (1908-1989).
BETTIE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTINA f German, Italian
Diminutive of ELISABETH (German) or BENEDETTA or ELISABETTA (Italian).
BETTY f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTYE f English
Variant of BETTY.
BETÜL f Turkish
Turkish form of BATUL.
BEULAH f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BEV f English
Short form of BEVERLY.
BEVERLEY f English
Variant of BEVERLY.
BEVERLY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's novel 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904).
BEVIN f Irish
Anglicized form of BÉBINN.
BEYLE f Yiddish (Rare)
From a Slavic word meaning "white".
BEYLKE f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of BEYLE. This is the name of a daughter of Tevye in late 19th-century Yiddish stories by Sholem Aleichem, on which the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' was based.
BEYZA f Turkish
Means "very white" in Turkish.
BHAVANA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi भावना, Kannada ಭಾವನಾ or Malayalam ഭാവന (see BHAVANA).
BHUMI f Hinduism
Means "earth, soil" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu earth goddess. She is the wife of Varaha, an avatar of Vishnu.
BIA f Portuguese
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
BIANCA f Italian, Romanian
Italian cognate of BLANCHE. Shakespeare used characters named Bianca in 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593) and 'Othello' (1603).
BIANKA f German, Hungarian, Polish
German, Hungarian and Polish form of BIANCA.
BIBIANA f Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.
BIBIGUL f Kazakh
Means "nightingale" in Kazakh.
BÍBORKA f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian bíbor meaning "purple".
BICE f Italian
Short form of BEATRICE.
BÍCH f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bích) meaning "bluish green".
BIDANE f Basque
Means "way" in Basque.
BIDDY f Irish, English
Diminutive of BRIDGET.
BIDELIA f Irish
Diminutive of BRIDGET.
BIENVENIDA f Spanish
Derived from Spanish bienvenido meaning "welcome".
BIHOTZ f Basque
Means "heart" in Basque.
BİHTER f Turkish
Means "most good" in Turkish.
BIJOU f Various
Means "jewel" in French.
BILA f Biblical Italian
Italian form of BILHAH.
BİLGE m & f Turkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BILHA f Biblical German, Biblical French, Biblical Spanish, Biblical Dutch
German, French, Spanish and Dutch form of BILHAH.
BILHAH f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.
BILJANA f Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".
BILLIE m & f English
Diminutive of BILL. It is also used as a feminine form of WILLIAM.
BILYANA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BILJANA.
BINDY f English
Diminutive of BELINDA.
BINE (1) f Danish
Short form of JACOBINE.
BÌNH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
BIRDIE f English
Diminutive of BERTHA, BERNICE or other names with a similar sound, or sometimes simply from the English word bird.
BIRGIT f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Scandinavian variant of BIRGITTA.
BIRGITTA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish
Most likely a Scandinavian form of BRIDGET via the Latinized form Brigitta. Alternatively it could be a feminine derivative of BIRGER. This is the name of the patron saint of Europe, Birgitta of Sweden, the 14th-century founder of the Bridgettine nuns. Her father's name was Birger.
BIRGITTE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of BIRGITTA.
BIRITA f Faroese
Faroese form of BRIDGET.
BIRTE f Danish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BIRTHE f Danish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BIRUTĖ f Lithuanian
Possibly from Lithuanian birti meaning "to scatter, to pour out" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by the mother of the 15th-century Grand Duke Vytautas of Lithuania.
BISERA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
BISERKA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
BISTRA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "clean, pure" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
BITHIAH f Biblical
Means "daughter of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from the roots בַּת (bat) meaning "daughter" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Pharaoh. She is traditionally equated with the pharaoh's daughter who drew Moses from the Nile.
BITUIN f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BITYAH f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BITHIAH.
BJÖRG f Icelandic
Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJØRG f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
BJǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJØRG.
BJÖRK f Icelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
BLAANID f Manx
Manx form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLAGA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of BLAGOY.
BLAGICA f Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
BLAGORODNA f Macedonian, Bulgarian
Means "noble" in Macedonian and Bulgarian.
BLAGUNA f Macedonian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of BLAGUN.
BLAIR m & f Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BLÁITHÍN f Irish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT using a different diminutive suffix.
BLAKELY f English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" and leah "woodland clearing".
BLANCA f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan cognate of BLANCHE.
BLANCH f English
Variant of BLANCHE.
BLANCHE f French, English
From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair". This name and its cognates in other languages are ultimately derived from the Germanic word blanc. An early bearer was the 12th-century Blanca of Navarre, the wife of Sancho III of Castile. Her granddaughter of the same name married Louis VIII of France, with the result that the name became more common in France.
BLANDINE f French
French form of the Roman name Blandina, which was the feminine form of Blandinus, which was itself a derivative of the cognomen BLANDUS. Saint Blandina was a 2nd-century slave from Lyons who was martyred by being thrown to wild beasts.
BLANID f Irish
Anglicized form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLANKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of BLANCHE in several languages.
BLÁTHNAT f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí. She was rescued by Cúchulainn, who killed her husband, but she was in turn murdered by one of Cú Roí's loyal servants.
BLAŽENA f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy".
BLAŽENKA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of BLAŽ.
BLEJAN f Cornish
Means "flower" in Cornish.
BLERTA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian blertë meaning "green".
BLODEUWEDD f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.
BLODEUYN f Welsh
Means "flower" in Welsh.
BLODWEN f Welsh
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
BLONDIE f English (Rare)
From a nickname for a person with blond hair. This is the name of the title character in a comic strip by Chic Young.
BLOSSOM f English
From the English word blossom, ultimately from Old English blóstm. It came into use as a rare given name in the 19th century.
BLUMA f Yiddish
From Yiddish בלום (blum) meaning "flower".
BLYTHE f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that meant "cheerful" in Old English.
BO (2) m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "wave", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
BOADICEA f Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Medieval variant of BOUDICCA, possibly arising from a scribal error.
BOBBI f English
Diminutive of ROBERTA or BARBARA.
BOBBIE f & m English
Variant of BOBBY. As a feminine name it can be a diminutive of ROBERTA or BARBARA.
BODIL f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Bóthildr, derived from bót "remedy" and hildr "battle".
BOGLÁRKA f Hungarian
Means "buttercup" in Hungarian, derived from the archaic word boglár meaning "ornament".
BOGNA f Polish
Polish feminine form of BOGDAN.
BOGUMIŁA f Polish
Feminine form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOGUSŁAWA f Polish
Feminine form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOHDANA f Czech
Czech feminine form of BOGDAN.
BOHUMILA f Czech
Czech feminine form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOHUSLAVA f Czech, Ukrainian
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
BOIPELO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELO f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BOLANLE f Western African, Yoruba
Means "finds wealth at home" in Yoruba.
BOLESLAVA f Czech (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Czech and Russian feminine form of BOLESŁAW.
BOLORMAA f Mongolian
Means "crystal woman" in Mongolian.
BOLORTSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "crystal flower" in Mongolian.
BONITA f English
Means "pretty" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin bonus "good". It has been used as a name in the English-speaking world since the beginning of the 20th century.
BONNIE f English
Means "pretty" from the Scottish word bonnie, which was itself derived from Middle French bon "good". It has been in use as an American given name since the 19th century, and it became especially popular after the movie 'Gone with the Wind' (1939), in which it was the nickname of Scarlett's daughter.
BONOLO f Southern African, Sotho
Means "ease" in Sotho.
BONTU f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "proud" in Oromo.
BOPHA f Khmer
Means "flower" in Khmer, ultimately from Pali.
BORA (2) f Albanian
Derived from Albanian borë meaning "snow".
BORA (3) f Korean
Means "purple" in Korean.
BORBÁLA f Hungarian
Hungarian variant of BARBARA.
BORGHILD f Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle". In Norse mythology she was the wife of Sigmund.
BORGHILDUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of BORGHILD.
BORNA m & f Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BORÓKA f Hungarian
Means "juniper" in Hungarian.
BOSEDE f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born on Sunday" in Yoruba.
BOSMAT f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BASEMATH.
BOTUM f Khmer
Means "lotus" in Khmer.
BOUDICCA f Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Derived from Brythonic boud meaning "victory". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni who led the Britons in revolt against the Romans. Eventually her forces were defeated and she committed suicide. Her name is first recorded in Roman histories, as Boudicca by Tacitus and Βουδουικα (Boudouika) by Cassius Dio.
BOYANA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJANA.
BOYKA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of BOYKO.
BOŽENA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BOŻENA f Polish
Polish cognate of BOŽENA.
BOZHENA f Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
BOZHIDARA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BOŽICA f Croatian
Diminutive of BOŽENA. It also means "goddess" in Croatian.
BOŽIDARKA f Serbian
Feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BÖZSI f Hungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
BRACHA f Hebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.
BRAELYN f English (Modern)
A recently created name, formed using the popular name suffix lyn.
BRAIDY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of BRADY.
BRANCA f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BLANCHE.
BRANDA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of BRANDY or a feminine form of BRAND.
BRANDE f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDEE f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDI f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDIE f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRÂNDUȘA f Romanian
Means "crocus" in Romanian.
BRANDY f English
From the English word brandy for the alcoholic drink. It is ultimately from Dutch brandewijn "burnt wine". It has been in use as a given name since the 1960s.
BRAŇKA f Slovak
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
BRANKA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of BRANKO.
BRANKICA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
BRANWEN f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch.
BRATISLAVA f Serbian
Feminine form of BRATISLAV. This is the name of the capital city of Slovakia, though it is unrelated.
BRAVA f Esperanto
Means "valiant, brave" in Esperanto.
BREANN f English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BREANNA f English
Variant of BRIANA.
BREANNE f English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BRECHTJE f Dutch
Feminine form of BRECHT.
BREDA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BREDA (2) f Slovene
Meaning unknown. It was used by the Slovene author Ivan Pregelj for the title character in his novel 'Mlada Breda' (1913).
BREE f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍGH.
BREESHEY f Manx
Manx form of BRIDGET.
BREINDEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Means "brunette" in Yiddish.
BRENDA f English
Possibly a feminine form of the Old Norse name Brandr, meaning "sword", which was brought to Britain in the Middle Ages. This name is sometimes used as a feminine form of BRENDAN.
BRENNA f English
Possibly a variant of BRENDA or a feminine form of BRENNAN.
BRETT m & f English
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).
BRIA f English
Short form of BRIANNA, GABRIELLA or other names containing bri.
BRIALLEN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh briallu meaning "primrose". This is a modern Welsh name.
BRIANA f English
Feminine form of BRIAN. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in 'The Faerie Queene' (1590). The name was not commonly used until the 1970s, when it rapidly became popular in the United States.
BRIANNA f English
Variant of BRIANA.
BRIANNE f English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BRIAR m & f English (Modern)
From the English word for the thorny plant.
BRÍD f Irish
Modern form of BRIGHID.
BRIDE f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BRIDGET f Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Irish name Brighid meaning "exalted one". In Irish mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire, poetry and wisdom, the daughter of the god Dagda. In the 5th century it was borne by Saint Brigid, the founder of a monastery at Kildare and a patron saint of Ireland. Because of the saint, the name was considered sacred in Ireland, and it did not come into general use there until the 17th century. In the form Birgitta this name has been common in Scandinavia, made popular by the 14th-century Saint Birgitta of Sweden, patron saint of Europe.
BRIDIE f Irish
Anglicized diminutive of BRÍD.
BRIELLE f English (Modern)
Short form of GABRIELLE. This is also the name of towns in the Netherlands and New Jersey, though their names derive from a different source.
BRÍGH f Irish
Derived from Irish brígh meaning "power, high".
BRÍGIDA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGIDA f Italian
Italian form of BRIDGET.
BRIGIT f Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITA f Slovene, Croatian, Latvian, Czech, Slovak
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
BRIGITTA f German, Dutch, Hungarian
German, Dutch and Hungarian form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITTE f German, French
German and French form of BRIDGET.
BRINA f Slovene
Possibly a Slovene short form of SABRINA.
BRINLEY f English (Modern)
From an English surname that was taken from the name of a town meaning "burned clearing" in Old English.
BRISEIDA f Literature
Form of BRISEIS used in medieval tales about the Trojan War.
BRISEIS f Greek Mythology
Patronymic derived from Βρισευς (Briseus), a Greek name of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology Briseis (real name Hippodameia) was the daughter of Briseus. She was captured during the Trojan War by Achilles. After Agamemnon took her away from him, Achilles refused to fight in the war.
BRÎSKA f Kurdish
Means "glitter" in Kurdish.
BRISTOL f English (Modern)
From the name of the city in southwest England that means "the site of the bridge".
BRIT f Norwegian
Norwegian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITANNIA f English (Rare)
From the Latin name of the island of Britain, in occasional use as an English given name since the 18th century. This is also the name of the Roman female personification of Britain pictured on some British coins.