Feminine Names

gender
usage
Bích f & m 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.
Bihter f Turkish
Means "most good" in Turkish.
Bijou f Various
Means "jewel" in French.
Bila f Biblical Italian
Italian form of Bilhah.
Bilge 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, Slovene
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.
Bilqis f Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Meaning uncertain. According to Islamic tradition this was the name of the Queen of Sheba. She (but not her name) appears in the Quran.
Bilyana f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Biljana.
Bindy f English
Diminutive of Belinda.
Bine 1 f Danish
Short form of Sabine and other names ending in bine.
Bình m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Birdie f English
Diminutive of Bertha, Bernice and other names with a similar sound, or sometimes simply from the English word bird.
Birgit f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, 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.
Birta f Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of Birgitta.
Birte f Danish
Danish diminutive of Birgitta.
Birthe f Danish
Danish diminutive of Birgitta.
Biruta f Latvian
Latvian form of Birutė.
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) meaning "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 Old Norse
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.
Blagovesta f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Blagovest.
Blair m & f Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic blàr meaning "plain, field, battlefield". In Scotland this name is typically masculine.... [more]
Bláithín f Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Bláthíne.
Blake m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827). It was originally a mainly masculine name but in 2007 actress Blake Lively (1987-) began starring in the television series Gossip Girl, after which time it increased in popularity for girls.
Blakely f English (Modern)
From an English 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, Slovene
Form of Blanche in several languages.
Bláthíne f Irish Mythology
Variant of Bláthnat using a different diminutive suffix, used in some versions of the legend.
Bláthnaid f Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Bláthnat.
Bláthnat f Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from Irish bláth "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 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".
Blessing m & f English (African)
From the English word blessing, of Old English origin. This name is most common in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa.
Blodeuedd f Welsh Mythology
Means "flowers" in Welsh. This was the original name of Blodeuwedd.
Blodeuwedd f Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. According to the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, she was created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Originally she was named Blodeuedd meaning simply "flowers". She was eventually transformed into an owl by Gwydion after she and her lover Gronw attempted to murder Lleu, at which point he renamed her Blodeuwedd.
Blodeuyn f Welsh (Rare)
Means "flower" in Welsh.
Blodwen f Welsh
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed". This is the name of an 1878 Welsh opera by Joseph Parry.
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.
Blue m & f English (Rare)
From the English word for the colour, derived via Norman French from a Frankish word (replacing the native Old English cognate blaw). Despite the fact that this name was used by the American musicians Beyoncé and Jay-Z in 2012 for their first daughter, it has not come into general use in the United States.
Bluma f Yiddish
From Yiddish בלום (blum) meaning "flower".
Blythe f & m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "cheerful" in Old English.
Bo 2 m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "wave", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Boadicea f Brythonic (Latinized)
Medieval variant of Boudicca, possibly arising from a scribal error.
Boann f Irish Mythology
Possibly from Old Irish "cow" and finn "white, fair". In Irish mythology this was the name of the goddess of the River Boyne, which is named for her. She was the wife of Nechtan and the father of Aonghus (by Dagda).
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 Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Bóthildr, derived from bót "remedy" and hildr "battle".
Boglárka f Hungarian
Means "buttercup flower" in Hungarian (genus Ranunculus), derived from the archaic word boglár meaning "ornament".
Bogna f Polish
Polish diminutive of Bogdana and other names beginning with Bog.
Bogumiła f Polish
Feminine form of Bogumił.
Bogusława f Polish
Feminine form of Bogusław.
Bohdana f Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian feminine form of Bogdan.
Bohumila f Czech
Czech feminine form of Bogumił.
Bohuslava f Czech, Ukrainian
Feminine form of Bohuslav.
Bóinn f Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Boann.
Boipelo m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy, rejoicing" in Tswana, from ipela meaning "to rejoice".
Boitumelo f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana, from itumela meaning "to be happy".
Bolanle f Western African, Yoruba
Means "find 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
From Pali puppha meaning "flower", written as បុប្ផ (bop) in Khmer, from Sanskrit पुष्प (pushpa).
Bora 2 f Albanian
Derived from Albanian borë meaning "snow".
Bora 3 f Korean
Means "purple" in Korean.
Borbála f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Barbara.
Borghild f Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse elements borg "fortification" and hildr "battle". In the Norse Völsungasaga 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
Hungarian diminutive of Borbála. It also means "juniper" in Hungarian.
Bosmat f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of Basemath.
Bóthildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Bodil.
Botum f & m Khmer
From Pali paduma meaning "lotus", from Sanskrit पद्म (padma).
Boudicca f Brythonic (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 Βουδουῖκα (Boudouika) by Cassius Dio.
Bounmy m & f Lao
Means "happy", from Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" combined with ມີ (mi) meaning "to have".
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.
Bracha f Hebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.
Bradamante f Literature
Used by Matteo Maria Boiardo for a female knight in his epic poem Orlando Innamorato (1483). He possibly intended it to derive from Italian brado "wild, untamed, natural" and amante "loving" or perhaps Latin amantis "lover, sweetheart, mistress", referring to her love for the Saracen Ruggiero. Bradamante also appears in Ludovico Ariosto's poem Orlando Furioso (1532) and Handel's opera Alcina (1735).
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 Old Welsh bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". According to the Second Branch of the Mabinogi she was the daughter of Llŷr. After she was mistreated by her husband Matholwch, the king of Ireland, she managed to get a message to her brother Brân, the king of Britain. Brân launched a costly invasion to rescue her, but she died of grief shortly after her return.
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 English
Anglicized form of Brígh. It can also be a short form of Brianna, Gabriella and other names containing bri.
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.
Bria f English
Short form of Brianna, Gabriella and other names containing bri.
Briallen f Welsh (Rare)
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 Irish form of Brighid.
Bride f Irish
Anglicized form of Bríd.
Bridget f Irish, English
Anglicized form of the Irish name Brighid, Old Irish Brigit, from old Celtic *Brigantī meaning "the 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 Mythology
From Old Irish bríg meaning "might, power". This was the name of a daughter of the Irish god Dagda.
Brighid f Irish, Irish Mythology
Newer Irish form of Brigit (see Bridget). Since the 1948 spelling reform, this name is spelled Bríd.
Brigid f Irish, Irish Mythology
Irish variant of Brighid (see Bridget).
Brígida f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Bridget.
Brigida f Italian
Italian 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 French, German, Dutch
French and German form of Bridget. A famous bearer is the French model and actress Brigitte Bardot (1934-).
Briley f English (Modern)
Modern name, probably based on the sounds found in other names such as Bryson and Riley. It also coincides with the surname Briley.
Brina f Slovene
Feminine form of Brin.
Brinley f English (Modern)
Combination of Bryn and the popular phonetic suffix lee. It also coincides with an English surname, which was derived 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 Βρισεύς (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.
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.
Britney f English (Modern)
Variant of Brittany. This name is borne by the American pop singer Britney Spears (1981-).
Britt f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Birgitta.
Britta f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Birgitta.
Brittany f English
From the name of the region of Brittany in the northwest of France, called in French Bretagne. It was named for the Britons who settled there after the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons.... [more]
Bron f Welsh
Short form of Bronwen.
Brónach f Irish
Means "sad", derived from Irish brón meaning "sorrow". Saint Brónach was a 6th-century Irish mystic.
Bronagh f Irish
Anglicized form of Brónach.
Bronislava f Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of Bronisław.
Bronisława f Polish
Feminine form of Bronisław.
Bronte m & f English (Rare)
From a surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Proinntigh, itself derived from the given name Proinnteach, probably from Irish bronntach meaning "generous". The Brontë sisters — Charlotte, Emily, and Anne — were 19th-century English novelists. Their father changed the spelling of the family surname from Brunty to Brontë, possibly to make it coincide with Greek βροντή meaning "thunder".
Bronwen f Welsh
Seemingly derived from Welsh bron "breast" and gwen "white, fair, blessed", though it has sometimes occurred as a variant spelling of the legendary name Branwen. It has been used as a given name in Wales since the 19th century. It is borne by a character in Richard Llewellyn's 1939 novel How Green Was My Valley, as well as the 1941 movie adaptation.
Bronwyn f English
Variant of Bronwen used in the English-speaking world (especially Australia and New Zealand).
Brook m & f English
From an English surname that denoted one who lived near a brook.
Brooke f English
Variant of Brook. The name came into use in the 1950s, probably influenced by American socialite Brooke Astor (1902-2007). It was further popularized by actress Brooke Shields (1965-).
Brooklyn f & m English (Modern)
From the name of a borough of New York City, originally named after the Dutch town of Breukelen, itself meaning either "broken land" (from Dutch breuk) or "marsh land" (from Dutch broek). It can also be viewed as a combination of Brook and the popular name suffix lyn. It is considered a feminine name in the United States, but is more common as a masculine name in the United Kingdom.
Bruna f Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of Bruno.
Brunella f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Bruno.
Brünhild f German (Rare), Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements brun "armour, protection" and hild "battle". It is cognate with the Old Norse name Brynhildr (from the elements bryn and hildr). In Norse legend Brynhildr was the queen of the valkyries who was rescued by the hero Sigurd. In the Germanic saga the Nibelungenlied she was a queen of Iceland and the wife of Günther. Both of these characters were probably inspired by the eventful life of the 6th-century Frankish queen Brunhilda (of Visigothic birth).
Brunhilda f History
Variant of Brünhild, referring to the Frankish queen.
Brunhilde f German
Newer German form of Brünhild.
Brunihild f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Brünhild.
Brunilda f Albanian, Spanish, Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Albanian, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Brünhild.
Bryanne f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Brian.
Brygida f Polish
Polish form of Bridget.
Bryn m & f Welsh, English (Modern)
Means "hill, mound" in Welsh. In Wales it is almost always a masculine name, though elsewhere in the English-speaking world it can be unisex (see Brynn).
Brynhildr f Norse Mythology, Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Brünhild. In the Norse legend the Völsungasaga Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
Brynhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Brynhildr.
Brynja f Icelandic, Old Norse
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
Brynn f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Bryn. It was brought to limited public attention in 1978 when the actress Brynn Thayer (1949-) began appearing on the American soap opera One Life to Live.
Bryony f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of Eurasian vine, formerly used as medicine. It ultimately derives from Greek βρύω (bryo) meaning "to swell".
Budur f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of Badr.
Buffy f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth, from a child's pronunciation of the final syllable. It is now associated with the main character from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).
Buğlem f Turkish (Modern)
Meaning unknown.
Buhle f & m Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
Bukola f Western African, Yoruba
Means "add to wealth" in Yoruba.
Bulan f Indonesian
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
Bunny f English
Diminutive of Berenice.
Burçin f & m Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
Burcu f Turkish
Means "sweet smelling, fragrant" in Turkish.
Burgundy f English (Rare)
This name can refer either to the region in France, the wine (which derives from the name of the region), or the colour (which derives from the name of the wine).
Buse f Turkish
Means "kiss" in Turkish, from Persian بوسه (buseh).
Bushra f Arabic, Urdu
Means "good news" in Arabic.
Businge m & f Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
Büşra f Turkish
Turkish form of Bushra.
Cäcilia f German
German form of Cecilia.
Cäcilie f German
German form of Cecilia.
Cadence f English (Modern)
From an English word meaning "rhythm, flow". It has been in use only since the 20th century.
Caderina f Sardinian
Sardinian form of Katherine.
Cadi f Welsh
Short form of Catrin.
Caecilia f Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of Cecilia.
Caelan m & f English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Caolán or Caoilfhionn.
Cáelfind f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Caoilfhionn.
Caelia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Caelius.
Caelina f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Caelinus.
Caesonia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Caesonius. This name was borne by Milonia Caesonia, the last wife of the Roman emperor Caligula.
Caetana f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Caietanus (see Gaetano).
Çağla f Turkish
Means "almonds" in Turkish.
Çağrı m & f Turkish
Means "invitation" or "falcon" in Turkish.
Cahaya m & f Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
Cahya m & f Indonesian
Variant of Cahaya.
Cahyo m & f Javanese
Javanese form of Cahaya.
Cailin f English (Rare)
Variant of Kaylyn. It also coincides with the Irish word cailín meaning "girl".
Cairistìona f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Christina.
Cáit f Irish
Short form of Caitríona.
Caitlín f Irish
Irish form of Cateline, the Old French form of Katherine.
Caitlin f Irish, English
Anglicized form of Caitlín.
Caitria f Irish (Rare)
Possibly a form of Caitríona.
Caitríona f Irish
Irish form of Katherine.
Caitrìona f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Katherine.
Cajsa f Swedish
Variant of Kajsa.
Calafia f Literature
Probably invented by the 16th-century Spanish writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, who likely based it on califa, the Spanish form of Arabic خليفة (khalifah), an Islamic title meaning "successor" (see Khalifa). In Montalvo's novel The Adventures of Esplandián it is borne by the queen of the island of California (the inspiration for the name of the American and Mexican states).
Calanthe f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of orchid, ultimately meaning "beautiful flower", derived from Greek καλός (kalos) meaning "beautiful" and ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower".
Calanthia f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Calanthe.
Calfuray f Indigenous American, Mapuche (Hispanicized)
Means "violet flower" in Mapuche, from kallfü "purple, blue" and rayen "flower".
Calista f English, Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Callistus. As an English name it might also be a variant of Kallisto.
Calixta f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Calixtus.
Calla f English
From the name of a type of lily, of Latin origin. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek κάλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty".
Callie f English
Diminutive of Caroline, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.
Callirrhoe f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Καλλιρρόη (Kallirrhoe), derived from the word καλλίρρους (kallirrhous) meaning "beautiful flowing". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Achelous. A small moon of Jupiter is named after her.
Callisto 2 f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Kallisto. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.
Calogera f Italian
Feminine form of Calogero.
Calpurnia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Calpurnius. This was the name of Julius Caesar's last wife.
Calypso f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Καλυψώ (Kalypso), which probably meant "she that conceals", derived from καλύπτω (kalypto) meaning "to cover, to conceal". In Greek myth this was the name of the nymph who fell in love with Odysseus after he was shipwrecked on her island of Ogygia. When he refused to stay with her she detained him for seven years until Zeus ordered her to release him.