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EVANmWelsh, English
Anglicized form of Iefan, a Welsh form of JOHN.
EVANDER (1)mGreek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Variant of Evandrus, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευανδρος (Euandros), derived from Greek ευ (eu) meaning "good" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Roman mythology Evander was an Arcadian hero of the Trojan War who founded the city of Pallantium near the spot where Rome was later built.
EVANDER (2)mScottish, English
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word ευαγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger".
French form of EVARISTUS.
EVARISTOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of EVARISTUS.
EVARISTUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευαριστος (Euaristos) meaning "well pleasing" from the Greek word ευαρεστος (euarestos), derived from ευ (eu) "good, well" and αρεστος (arestos) "pleasing". This was the name of the fifth pope, supposedly martyred under Emperor Hadrian.
EVELYNf & mEnglish, German
From an English surname which was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
EVERARDmEnglish (Rare)
Means "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements ebur "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced it to England, where it joined the Old English cognate Eoforheard. It has only been rarely used since the Middle Ages. Modern use of the name may be inspired by the surname Everard, itself derived from the medieval name.
From a surname which was derived from the given name EVERARD.
Dutch form of EVERARD.
EVGENImBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENE and a variant Russian transcription of YEVGENIY.
Macedonian form of EUGENE.
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
French form of EVERARD.
EVRENm & fTurkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
Modern Greek form of EURIPIDES.
Yiddish form of EPHRAIM.
Czech form of EUGENE.
EWALDmGerman, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ewa "law, custom" and wald "rule".
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
From an English and Scottish surname which was either based on a Norman form of EDWARD, or else derived from a place name of unknown meaning.
Variant of EWAN.
Dutch form of EWALD.
Dutch form of EWALD.
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.
EYSTEINNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and steinn meaning "stone".
Variant transcription of EITAN.
Turkish form of JOB.
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see ØYVIND).
Variant of EZER.
EZECHIASmBiblical Latin
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
EZECHIELmBiblical Latin
Latin form of EZEKIEL used in some versions of the Vulgate.
EZEKIASmBiblical Greek
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
EZEKIELmBiblical, English
From the Hebrew name יְחֶזְקֵאל (Yechezqel) meaning "God will strengthen", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strengthen" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Ezekiel is a major prophet of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel. He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and captivity of Israel, at which time he was taken to Babylon. The Book of Ezekiel describes his vivid symbolic visions that predict the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. As an English given name, Ezekiel has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
EZEQUIELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EZEKIEL.
EZERmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Seir, as well as several other minor characters.
EZHILm & fTamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
Italian form of AETIUS.
Turkmen form of AZIZ.
'EZRA'mBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of EZRA.
EZRAmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. Ezra is a prophet of the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezra. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. The American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was a famous bearer.
EZRASmBiblical Latin
Latin form of EZRA.
Basque form of STEPHEN.
Dutch short form of BONIFAAS or SERVAAS.
Hungarian form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
Spanish form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIANmGerman, Dutch, Polish, English
From the Roman cognomen Fabianus, which was derived from FABIUS. Saint Fabian was a 3rd-century pope.
FABIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of FABIAN.
French form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABIJANmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
Portuguese form of FABIUS.
FABIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FABIUS.
FABIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin faba "bean". Quintus Fabius Maximus was the Roman general who used delaying tactics to halt the invasion of Hannibal in the 3rd century BC.
Diminutive of FÁBIÁN.
French form of the Roman family name Fabricius, which was derived from Latin faber "craftsman". Gaius Fabricius Luscinus was a 3rd-century BC Roman general and statesman.
FABRICIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FABRICIUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of FABRICE.
Italian form of Fabricius (see FABRICE).
FACHTNAmIrish, Irish Mythology
Perhaps means "hostile" in Irish Gaelic. He was the husband of Neasa in Irish legend. Some versions of the legends also have him as the father of Conchobhar.
Variant transcription of FADDEY.
Russian form of THADDEUS.
Means "saviour" in Arabic. This is an Arabic name of Jesus.
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
Means "grace, generosity" in Arabic. This was a name of both a cousin of Muhammad and a son of Abbas (the son of the fourth caliph Ali).
Means "panther" in Arabic.
Means "intelligent, scholar" in Arabic.
Turkish form of FAKHRI.
Yiddish form of PHOEBUS.
Means "victorious" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of FAYSAL.
Means "honourary" in Arabic.
Means "falcon" in German.
Diminutive of ȘTEFAN.
FANGf & mChinese
From Chinese (fāng) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Possibly derived from Old Norse fönn meaning "snow drift".
Means "little wolf", derived from Gaelic fáel "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint who did missionary work in Scotland.
Variant transcription of FARAJ.
FARAHm & fArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
Means "remedy" or "improvement" in Arabic.
FARAJImEastern African, Swahili
Means "consolation" in Swahili.
FARAMUNDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and mund "protection". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century king of the Franks.
FAREEDmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARID.
FARHANmArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
Azerbaijani form of FARID.
FARIDmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) meaning "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
Variant transcription of FEREYDOUN.
FARISmArabic, Bosnian
Means "knight" in Arabic.
FARLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "fern clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer of this name is Canadian author Farley Mowat (1921-).
From a French surname which was derived from the Germanic given name Faro.
Variant transcription of FARUQ.
Variant transcription of FARUQ.
FARQUHARmIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of FEARCHAR.
FARRANmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from Old French ferrant meaning "iron grey".
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL".
Persian form of FARUQ.
FARRUKHmUrdu, Uzbek, Tajik
Urdu, Uzbek and Tajik form of FARUQ.
FARUKmTurkish, Arabic
Turkish form of FARUQ, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
Means "person who can tell right from wrong" in Arabic. This was the name of the last king of Egypt (1920-1965).
FARVALDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
Turkish form of FATHI.
FATIN (2)mArabic
Means "intelligent" in Arabic.
Derived from Albanian fatmirë meaning "lucky".
FATSANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be meek" in Chewa.
FAUNUSmRoman Mythology
Possibly means "to befriend" from Latin. Faunus was a Roman god of fertility, forests, and agriculture.
From a German surname which was derived from the Latin name FAUSTUS. This is the name of a character in German legends about a man who makes a deal with the devil. He is believed to be based on the character of Dr. Johann Faust (1480-1540). His story was adapted by writers such as Christopher Marlowe and Goethe.
FAUSTINOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Faustinus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FAUSTUS. Faustinus was the name of several early saints.
FAUSTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FAUSTUS.
FAUSTUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "auspicious, lucky" in Latin. It was also occasionally used as a praenomen, or given name. This was the name of several early Christian saints.
Means "triumph" in Arabic.
Means "victor" in Arabic.
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of FEIVEL.
Variant transcription of FADL.
FEARCHARmIrish, Scottish
Means "dear man" from Gaelic fear "man" and char "dear".
Means "dark man" from Gaelic fear "man" and dorcha "dark".
Means "man of valour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gal "valour". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Ireland.
FEARGHASmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "man of vigour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gus "vigour". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including the Ulster hero Fearghas mac Róich.
Means "little raven" from Irish fiach "raven" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint of the 7th century who died of the yellow plague.
Short form of Frisian names beginning with the Germanic element frid "peace".
Italian form of FIDEL.
FEDERICOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of FREDERICK. Spanish poet Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) and Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (1920-1993) are famous bearers of this name.
FEDERIGOmItalian (Archaic)
Archaic Italian form of FREDERICK.
Ukrainian form of THEODORE.
Variant of FYODOR.
Russian form of THEODOTUS.
Diminutive of FYODOR.
Turkish form of FAHIM.
Yiddish form of PHOEBUS, apparently used as a translation of Shimshon (see Samson).
FEIDLIMIDm & fAncient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
Diminutive of FEIBUSH.
Italian form of FELIX.
FELICIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman name Felicianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name FELIX.
Original Latin form of FELICIANO.
French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
Masculine form of FELICIA. This was the name of a 4th-century saint, a companion of Saint Castor of Karden.
Polish form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FELIKSmRussian, Slovene, Polish
Russian, Slovene and Polish form of FELIX.
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
FELINUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "cat-like". This was the name of a possibly legendary saint who was martyred with Gratian in the 3rd century.
Catalan form of PHILIP.
FELIPEmSpanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of PHILIP.
FELIPINHOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese diminutive of FELIPE.
FELIUmCatalan (Rare)
Catalan form of FELIX.
FÉLIXmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of FELIX.
FELIXmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul.... [more]
FEMMEmDutch, Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace".
FEN (1)f & mChinese
From Chinese (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume" (which is usually only feminine) or (fèn) meaning "strive, exert" (usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
FEN (2)mFrisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace".
From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "marsh town" in Old English.
Variant of FYODOR.
Russian form of THEODOSIUS.
Russian form of THEOPHILUS.
Russian form of THERAPON.
FERDImGerman, Dutch
Short form of FERDINAND.
Diminutive of FERDINAND.
Hungarian form of FERDINAND.
FERDINANDmGerman, French, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.
Italian form of FERDINAND.
Diminutive of FERDINAND.
Polish form of FERDINAND.
Hungarian form of FRANCIS.
Variant transcription of FEREYDOUN.
FEREYDOUNmPersian, Persian Mythology
Means "the third" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a virtuous king who ruled for 500 years.
Anglicized form of FEARGHAL.
FERGIEm & fScottish
Diminutive and feminine form of FERGUS.
Diminutive of FERENC.
Bosnian form of FARID.
Turkish form of FEREYDOUN.
Turkish form of FARID.
Diminutive of FERENC.
Spanish form of FIRMIN.
Basque form of FIRMIN.
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
French form of FERDINAND.
FERNANDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of FERDINAND.
Portuguese form of FERDINAND. This name was borne by the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (1480-1521), better known in English as Ferdinand Magellan.
Urdu form of FIRUZ.
Variant transcription of FEROZ.
Catalan form of FERDINAND.
From a surname which meant "blacksmith" in Catalan. This name is often given in honour of Saint Vicente Ferrer, a 14th-century missionary who is the patron saint of builders.
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.
FESTERmDutch (Rare)
Possibly a short form of SILVESTER.
FESTUSmAncient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman cognomen which possibly meant "festival, holiday" in Latin. This was the name of a Roman official in the New Testament.
Turkish form of FAWZI.
Welsh form of FRANCIS.
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". This was the name of a king in Irish legend.
FIACHRAmIrish, Irish Mythology
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years. This is also the name of the patron saint of gardeners, a 7th-century Irish abbot who settled in France.
From the Late Latin name Fidelis which meant "faithful". A famous bearer was revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016), the former president of Cuba.
FIDELISmLate Roman
Original form of FIDEL.
Means "I am faithful" in Latin. This name is commonly given to dogs.
Diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
From a Scottish place name which was formerly the name of a kingdom in Scotland. It is said to be named for the legendary Pictish hero Fib.
Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays 'The Barber of Seville' (1775), 'The Marriage of Figaro' (1784) and 'The Guilty Mother' (1792). Beaumarchais may have based the character's name on the French phrase fils Caron meaning "son of Caron", which was his own nickname and would have been pronounced in a similar way. In modern French the word figaro has acquired the meaning "barber", reflecting the character's profession.
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.
Turkish form of FIKRI.
Means "intellectual" in Arabic.
Short form of FEOFILAKT.
FILBERTmEastern African
Variant of FILIBERT. It is particularly used in Tanzania due to track star Filbert Bayi (1953-), who set a world record running the 1500 meter in 1974.
Scottish form of PHILIP.
FILIBERTmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "much brightness" from the Germanic elements filu "much" and beraht "bright".
Italian form of FILIBERT.
Portuguese form of PHILIP.
Russian form of PHILIP.
Italian form of PHILIP.
Greek form of PHILIP.
FILIPPUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PHILIP.
Official Dutch form of PHILIP, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
Latvian form of PHILIP.
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
Diminutive of YEFIM.
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.
FINEESmBiblical Latin
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Latin Old Testament.
From Scottish Gaelic Fionnghall meaning "white stranger", derived from fionn "white, fair" and gall "stranger". This was the name of the hero in James Macpherson's epic poem 'Fingal' (1762), which he claimed to have based on early Gaelic legends about Fionn mac Cumhail.
FINLAYmIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FINLEYm & fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH.
FINN (1)mIrish Mythology, Irish
Older Irish form of FIONN. This is also the usual Anglicized spelling of the name. As a surname it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.
FINN (2)mDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Finnr which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
Diminutive of FIONN.
Older form of FIONNÁN.
Old Irish form of FIONNBHARR.
FINNEGANmIrish, English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendant of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of a character in James Joyce's novel 'Finnegans Wake' (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called 'Finnegan's Wake'.
Older form of FINNIAN.
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints.
Icelandic form of FINN (2).
FINTANmIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white bull" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
Variant of FIONN.
FIONNmIrish, Irish Mythology
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar.
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.
Scottish Gaelic form of FINGAL.
FIONNLAGHmIrish, Scottish
Means "white warrior" from Gaelic fionn "white, fair" and laogh "warrior".
FIONNTANmIrish, Scottish
Modern Irish form of FINTAN.
FIOREf & mItalian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names FLORA and FLORUS.
Italian form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
Italian form of FLORINUS.
From the Turkish name of the Euphrates River, which was derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself derived from Elamite or Sumerian.
FIRDAUSmArabic, Persian
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately derived from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure". This name belonged to the 11th-century Persian poet and historian Firdausi, the author of the 'Shahnameh'.
Variant transcription of FIRDAUS.
FIRMINmFrench, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
FIRMINOmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of FIRMIN.
Latin form of FIRMIN.
Variant transcription of FIRUZ.
Variant transcription of FIRUZ.
FIRUZmPersian, Tajik
From Persian پیروز (piruz) or فیروز (firuz) meaning "victorious". This name was borne by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, a 14th-century sultan of Delhi who did much to build the city's infrastructure.
Means "little fish" in Yiddish.
Variant of FISHEL.
Diminutive of ADOLFO or RODOLFO.
FITZmEnglish (Rare)
Short form of various given names which are derived from surnames beginning with Norman French fitz meaning "son of" (for example FITZROY).
FITZROYmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "son of the king" in Old French, originally given to illegitimate sons of monarchs.
Means "king of princes" from Gaelic flaith "prince" and "king".
Means "flag" in Albanian.
FLANAGANmEnglish (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". The given name Flannagán is derived from Irish flann "red" and a diminutive suffix.
FLANNm & fIrish
Means "red" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a 9th-century king of Tara in Ireland.
FLANNÁNm & fIrish
Diminutive of FLANN.
FLANNERYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal". The given name Flannghal means "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
From the Roman family name Flavianus, which was derived from FLAVIUS. This was the name of several early saints including a 5th-century patriarch of Constantinople who was beaten to death.
Italian form of FLAVIAN.
French form of FLAVIAN.
Portuguese form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FLAVIUS.
Romanian form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.
From a medieval Norse nickname meaning "from Flanders".
From a surname meaning "maker of arrows" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French flechier.
Diminutive of FILIP.
FLOORm & fDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE) or FLORA.
FLORENCEf & mEnglish, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]