Masculine Names

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RUDI m German, Hungarian
Diminutive of RUDOLF.
RÜDIGER m German
German form of ROGER.
RUDO m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
RUDOLF m German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel The Prisoner of Zenda (1894).
RŪDOLFS m Latvian
Latvian form of RUDOLF.
RUDOLPH m English
English form of RUDOLF, imported from Germany in the 19th century. Robert L. May used it in 1939 for his Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
RUDY m English
Diminutive of RUDOLF.
RUDYARD m English (Rare)
From a place name meaning "red yard" in Old English. This name was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), the author of The Jungle Book and other works, who was named after Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire.
RUEDI m German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of RUDOLF.
RUFINO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
RUFINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was derived from the cognomen RUFUS. It was borne by several early saints.
RUFUS m Ancient Roman, English, Biblical
Roman cognomen meaning "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.
RUGGERO m Italian
Italian form of ROGER.
RUGGIERO m Italian
Italian form of ROGER. This is the name of a Saracen knight in the epic poems Orlando Innamorato (1483) by Matteo Maria Boiardo and Orlando Furioso (1532) by Ludovico Ariosto, as well as several operas based on the poems.
RUH m Arabic
Means "spirit" in Arabic.
RUI m Portuguese
Variant of RUY.
RUMEN m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "ruddy, red-cheeked" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN m Literature
From German Rumpelstilzchen, possibly from German rumpeln meaning "make noise" and Stelze meaning "stilt", combined with the diminutive suffix -chen. It has been suggested that it was inspired by a children's game Rumpele stilt oder der Poppart mentioned in Johann Fischart's 1577 book Geschichtklitterung. This name was used by the Brothers Grimm in an 1812 fairy tale about a magical little man (Rumpelstiltskin) who saves a miller's daughter in exchange for her firstborn child. In order to undo the deal, she must guess the man's name. The Grimm's story was based upon earlier European folk tales (which have various names for the little man).
RUMPELSTILZCHEN m Literature
Original German form of RUMPELSTILTSKIN.
RÚNAR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of RUNAR.
RUNAR m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements rún "secret lore" and arr "warrior". This name did not exist in Old Norse, but was created in the modern era.
RUNE m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore".
RÚNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese
Old Norse and Faroese form of RUNE.
RUPERT m German, Dutch, English
German variant form of ROBERT. The military commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a nephew of Charles I, introduced this name to England in the 17th century.
RUPERTO m Spanish
Spanish form of RUPERT.
RUPINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Means "greatest beauty" from Sanskrit रूप (rupa) meaning "beauty, form" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "greatest".
RURIK m Russian
Russian form of the Old Norse name HRŒREKR.
RÜŞEN m & f Turkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
RUSLAN m Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian, Indonesian, Malay
Form of YERUSLAN used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem Ruslan and Ludmila (1820), which was loosely based on Russian and Tatar folktales of Yeruslan Lazarevich.
RUSS m English
Short form of RUSSELL.
RUSSEL m English
Variant of RUSSELL.
RUSSELL m English
From a surname meaning "little red one" in French. A notable bearer of the surname was the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), who wrote on many subjects including logic, epistemology and mathematics. He was also a political activist for causes such as pacifism and women's rights.
RÜSTƏM m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
RUSTAM m Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Indonesian
Form of ROSTAM in various languages.
RÜSTEM m Turkish
Turkish form of ROSTAM.
RUSTY m English
From a nickname that was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.
RUSUL m Arabic
Means "prophets, messengers" in Arabic.
RUTENDO f & m Southern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
RUTGER m Dutch
Dutch form of ROGER.
RUTH (2) m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of RUTGER.
RUUBEN m Finnish
Finnish form of REUBEN.
RUUD m Dutch
Dutch short form of RUDOLF.
RUY m Portuguese, Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish short form of RODRIGO. It is another name of the 11th-century Spanish military commander Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.
RÜZGAR m Turkish
Means "wind" in Turkish.
RYAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Riain meaning "descendant of Rían". The given name Rían probably means "little king" (from Irish "king" combined with a diminutive suffix).
RYDER m English (Modern)
From an English occupational surname derived from Old English ridere meaning "mounted warrior" or "messenger".
RYHOR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of GREGORY.
RYKER m English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of the German surname Riker, a derivative of Low German rike "rich". It may have been altered by association with the popular name prefix Ry.
RYLAN m English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of the English surname Ryland, which was originally derived from a place name meaning "rye land" in Old English.
RYLEE f & m English (Modern)
Variant of RILEY.
RYLEY m & f English (Modern)
Variant of RILEY.
RYO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or (see RYŌ).
RYŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ryō) meaning "cool, refreshing", (ryō) meaning "distant" or (ryō) meaning "reality", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.
RYŌICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (ryō) meaning "good" or (ryō) meaning "clear" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RYOICHI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 良一 or 亮一 (see RYŌICHI).
RYŌTA m Japanese
From Japanese (ryō) meaning "cool, refreshing", (ryō) meaning "clear" or (ryō) meaning "good" combined with (ta) meaning "thick, big". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
RYOTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 涼太 or 亮太 or 良太 (see RYŌTA).
RYOU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or (see RYŌ).
RYOUICHI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 良一 or 亮一 (see RYŌICHI).
RYOUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 涼太 or 亮太 or 良太 (see RYŌTA).
RYSZARD m Polish
Polish form of RICHARD.
RYŪ m Japanese
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryū) meaning "dragon", as well as other kanji with the same pronunciation.
RYŪJI m Japanese
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryū) meaning "dragon" or (ryū) meaning "noble, prosperous" combined with (ji) meaning "two" or (ji) meaning "officer, boss". This name can also be formed using other kanji combinations.
RYŪNOSUKE m Japanese
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryū) meaning "dragon" or (ryū) meaning "noble, prosperous" combined with (no), a possessive marker, and (suke) meaning "forerunner, herald". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
RYUU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or (see RYŪ).
RYUUJI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 竜二 or 龍二 or 隆二 or 竜司 or 龍司 or 隆司 or 竜次 or 龍次 or 竜児 or 龍児 (see RYŪJI).
RYUUNOSUKE m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 竜之介 or 龍之介 or 隆之介 (see RYŪNOSUKE).
SAAM m Persian, Persian Mythology
Alternate transcription of Persian سام (see SAM (2)).
SAAR (2) m Hebrew
Means "storm" in Hebrew.
SABA m Georgian
Georgian form of SABAS.
SABAH f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAHATTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABAH UD-DIN m Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
SABAHUDIN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABAS m Spanish
From the Greek name Σάββας (Sabbas), which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
SABBAS m Late Greek
Greek form of SABAS.
SABELLIUS m Late Roman
Latin form of SAVELIY.
SABINO m Italian
Italian form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SABINUS m Ancient Roman
Latin masculine form of SABINA.
SABRI m Arabic
Means "patient" in Arabic.
SABRİ m Turkish
Turkish form of SABRI.
SABURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 三郎 (see SABURŌ).
SABURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (sabu) meaning "three" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the third son. Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
SABUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 三郎 (see SABURŌ).
SACHA m & f French
French form of SASHA.
SACHAIRI m Scottish
Scottish form of ZECHARIAH.
SACHEVERELL m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).
SACHIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, real". A famous bearer is the retired Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar (1973-).
SA'D m Arabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas was a military commander during the early years of Islam, serving under the Prophet Muhammad and his successor Umar.
SADDAM m Arabic
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
SADEGH m Persian
Persian form of SADIQ.
SADEQ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian صادق (see SADEGH).
ŞADİ m Turkish
Turkish form of SHADI (1).
SA'DI m Arabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
SADİ m Turkish
Turkish form of SA'DI.
SADIK m Turkish
Turkish form of SADIQ.
SADIQ m Arabic
Means "loyal, true" in Arabic.
SÆWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wine "friend".
SAFA m & f Persian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of SAFAA or SAFAA', as well as an alternate Arabic transcription of either of those names.
SAFAA f & m Arabic
Means "pure", from Arabic صفا (safa). As-Safaa is the name of one of the two sacred hills near Mecca. This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic صفاء (see SAFAA').
SAFAA' f & m Arabic
Means "serenity, clarity" in Arabic.
SAFI m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
SAGE f & m English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SAGI m Hebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAHAK m Armenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
ŞAHİN m Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
SA'ID m Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SAIF m Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic.
SAIF AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SAIFUL m Arabic
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as SAIF AL-DIN).
SAIFULLAH m Arabic
Means "sword of ALLAH" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" combined with الله (Allah).
SAİT m Turkish
Turkish form of SA'ID.
SAJJAD m Arabic
Means "kneeling in prayer, prostration" in Arabic.
SAKARI m Finnish
Finnish form of ZECHARIAH.
SAKCHAI m Thai
Derived from Thai ศักดิ์ (sak) meaning "power, honour" and ชัย (chai) meaning "victory".
SAKHR m Arabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
ŞAKİR m Turkish
Turkish form of SHAKIR.
SAKKE m Finnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAKU m Finnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SAL f & m English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SALADIN m History
Anglicized form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SALAH (1) m Arabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
SALAH (2) m Biblical
Form of SHELACH used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
SALAH AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "righteousness of religion" from Arabic صلاح (salah) meaning "righteousness" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". A famous bearer of this name was the sultan Salah al-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, known in the western world as Saladin, the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty in Egypt in the 12th century. He recaptured Jerusalem from the crusaders and repelled the invaders of the Third Crusade. Salah al-Din was an honourific; his birth name was Yusuf.
SALAMA m & f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
SALAMBEK m Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلآم (salaam) meaning "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
SALAMON m Hungarian
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
SALATHIEL m Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALEEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليم or سالم (see SALIM).
SALEH m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صالح (see SALIH).
SALEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليم or سالم (see SALIM).
SALİH m Turkish
Turkish form of SALIH.
SALIH m Arabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Quran this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALIL m Arabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
SALIM m Arabic
Means "safe, sound, intact" in Arabic, derived from the root سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe". This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
SALMAN m Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALOMÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
SALOMO m Biblical German, Biblical Dutch
German and Dutch form of SOLOMON.
SALOMON m French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical French, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON. This form also occurs in the Greek and Latin Old Testament (with the forms Σολομών and Solomon in the New Testament).
SALVADOR m Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Salvator, which meant "saviour". A famous bearer of this name was the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
SALVATOR m Late Roman
Latin form of SALVADOR.
SALVATORE m Italian
Italian cognate of SALVADOR.
SALVIO m Italian
Italian form of SALVIUS.
SALVIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name derived from Latin salvus meaning "safe". This was the family name of the short-lived Roman emperor Otho. It was also borne by several early saints.
SALVO m Italian
Variant of Salvio (see SALVIUS) or directly from Italian salvo meaning "safe".
SAM (1) m & f English
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAM (2) m Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "dark" in Avestan. This is the name of a hero in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
SAM (3) m Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954). His full given name was Samwise meaning "half wise" in Old English (the language used by Tolkien to represent the old hobbit speech).
SAMAD m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
SAMAEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "severity of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition, described as a destructive angel of death.
SAMAR (2) m Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic ثمر (thamar) meaning "fruit, profit".
SAMED m Turkish
Variant of SAMET.
SAMEER (1) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سمير (see SAMIR (1)).
SAMEER (2) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi समीर, Bengali সমীর or Gujarati સમીર (see SAMIR (2)).
SAMET m Turkish
Turkish form of SAMAD.
SAMI (1) m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SAMI (2) m Arabic
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
SAMİ m Turkish
Turkish form of SAMI (2).
ŞAMİL m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SHAMIL.
SAMİR m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIR (1) m Arabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
SAMIR (2) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMMIE f & m English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMY m & f English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANG m & f Khmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SAMO m Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin.
SAMOIL m Macedonian
Macedonian form of SAMUEL.
SAMOUEL m Biblical Greek
Form of SAMUEL found in the Greek Old Testament.
SAMPO m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology this is the name of a magical artifact (perhaps a mill) created by the smith god Ilmarinen.
SAMPPA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SAMULI or ALEKSANTERI, or else a variant of SAMPO.
SAMPSON (1) m Biblical Greek
Greek form of Shimshon (see SAMSON).
SAMPSON (2) m English
From an English surname that was itself derived from a medieval form of the given name SAMSON.
SAMSON m Biblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon), derived from שֶׁמֶשׁ (shemesh) meaning "sun". Samson was an Old Testament hero granted exceptional strength by God. His mistress Delilah betrayed him and cut his hair, stripping him of his power. Thus he was captured by the Philistines, blinded, and brought to their temple. However, in a final act of strength, he pulled down the pillars of the temple upon himself and his captors.... [more]
SAMU m Hungarian, Finnish, Spanish
Hungarian, Finnish and Spanish diminutive of SAMUEL.
SÁMUEL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUEL m English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el), which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAMUELE m Italian
Italian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of SAMUEL found in the Latin Old Testament.
SAMUIL m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
SAMUILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SAMULI m Finnish
Finnish form of SAMUEL.
ŞAN m & f Turkish
Means "fame, reputation" in Turkish.
SANCHO m Spanish, Portuguese
Possibly a Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Sanctius, which was derived from the word sanctus meaning "saintly, holy". Alternatively, Sancho and Sanctius may be derived from an older Iberian name. This was the name of a 9th-century saint who was martyred by the Moors at Cordoba. It was also borne by several Spanish and Portuguese kings. Miguel de Cervantes used it in his novel Don Quixote (1605), where it belongs to the squire of Don Quixote.
SANCTIUS m Late Roman
Latin form of SANCHO.
SANDALIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Sandalius, a Latinized form of the Gothic name Sandulf meaning "true wolf", derived from sand "true" and ulf "wolf". This was the name of a 9th-century Spanish saint martyred by the Moors.
SANDER m Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Dutch, Danish and Norwegian short form of ALEXANDER.
SANDFORD m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of SANFORD.
SANDILE m Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "we increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
SÁNDOR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALEXANDER.
SANDRO m Italian, Georgian
Short form of ALESSANDRO (Italian) or ALEKSANDRE (Georgian). Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance artist, the painter of The Birth of Venus and other famous works.
SANDU m Romanian
Short form of ALEXANDRU.
SANDY m & f English
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANEL m Croatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANFORD m English
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "sand ford" in Old English.
SANG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
SANG-HUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "still, yet" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja characters can form this name as well.
SANI m Arabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
SANJAYA m Hinduism
Means "completely victorious, triumphant" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a royal official in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.
SANJEET m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi संजीत (see SANJIT).
SANJEEV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi संजीव, Gujarati સંજીવ, Gurmukhi ਸੰਜੀਵ, Telugu సంజీవ్ or Kannada ಸಂಜೀವ್ (see SANJIV).
SANJIB m Bengali
Bengali form of SANJIV.
SANJIN m Croatian
Masculine form of SANJA.
SANJIT m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SANKAR m Indian, Malayalam, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Malayalam ശങ്കർ or Bengali শংকর (see SHANKAR).
SANS m Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHO.
SANSONE m Italian
Italian form of SAMSON.
SANTERI m Finnish
Finnish short form of ALEXANDER.
SANTIAGO m Spanish, Portuguese
Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of JAMES, the patron saint of Spain. This is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.
SANTINO m Italian
Diminutive of SANTO.
SANTO m Italian
Means "saint" in Italian, ultimately from Latin sanctus.
SANTOS m Spanish
Means "saints" in Spanish.
SANTTU m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SANYA (2) m & f Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SANYI m Hungarian
Diminutive of SÁNDOR.
SAOUL m Biblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SARAL m Indian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARAVA m Various
From a phrase used by members of the Candomblé religion (an African religion that was taken to Brazil by African slaves), which means "good luck".
SARDAR m Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
SARGIS m Armenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARGON m Akkadian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew form סַרְגּוֹן (Sargon) of the Akkadian name Sharru-ukin, from šarru meaning "king" and kīnu meaning "legitimate, true". This was the name of the first king of the Akkadian Empire, beginning in the 24th century BC. It was also borne by the 8th-century BC Assyrian king Sargon II, who appears briefly in the Old Testament. The usual English spelling of the name is based on this biblical mention, applied retroactively to the earlier king.
SARKIS m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Սարգիս (see SARGIS).
SAROSH m Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of SOROUSH.
SARPEDON m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek legend Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Laodamia, and the king of the Lycians. He was one of the chief warriors who fought against the Greeks in defense of Troy, but he was killed by Patroclus. Another Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Europa.
SARVESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SAŠA m & f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHA m & f German
German form of SASHA.
SASHA m & f Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHI m & f Indian, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Kannada ಶಶಿ (see SHASHI).
SASHO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER, as well as an alternate transcription of Macedonian Сашо (see SAŠO).
SAŠKO m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SAŠO m Slovene, Macedonian
Slovene and Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SATAN m Theology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SATCHEL m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Old English sacc meaning "sack, bag", referring to a person who was a bag maker.
SATISHA m Hinduism
Means "lord of Sati" from the name of the Hindu goddess SATI combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
SATURN m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Saturnus, which is of unknown meaning. In Roman mythology he was the father of Jupiter, Juno and others, and was also the god of agriculture. This is also the name of the ringed sixth planet in the solar system.
SATURNINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SATURNINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.
SAUL m Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) meaning "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SAULI m Finnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SAULIUS m Lithuanian
Masculine form of SAULĖ. This is also the Lithuanian form of SAUL.
SAVA m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SAVAŞ m Turkish
Means "war" in Turkish.
SAVELI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Савелий (see SAVELIY).
SAVELIY m Russian
Russian form of the Latin name Sabellius meaning "a Sabine". The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy.
SAVELY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Савелий (see SAVELIY).
SAVERIO m Italian
Italian form of XAVIER.
SAVERIU m Corsican
Corsican form of XAVIER.
SAVINO m Italian
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SAVIO m Italian
Means "clever, bright" in Italian.
SAVITR m Hinduism
Means "rouser, stimulator" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu sun god, sometimes identified with Surya.
SAVVA m Russian
Russian form of SABAS.
SAVVAS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of SABBAS.
SAWNEY m Scottish
Scottish form of SANDY.
SAWYER m English (Modern)
From a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English. Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).
SAWYL m Welsh
Welsh form of SAMUEL.
SAXON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Saxons, ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife". This name can also be given in direct reference to the tribe.
SAYYID m Arabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
SCEVOLA m Italian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
SCHUYLER m & f English
From a Dutch surname meaning "scholar". Dutch settlers brought the surname to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name in honour of the American general and senator Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).
SCOT m English, Scottish
Variant form of SCOTT.
SCOTT m English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname that referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.
SCOTTIE m English, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOTTY m English, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
m Irish
Variant of SÉAGHDHA.
SEACHNALL m Irish
Possibly an Irish form of SECUNDINUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, also known as Secundinus.
SEAD m Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SÉAFRA m Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SEAGHDH m Scottish
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
SÉAGHDHA m Irish
Possibly means "esteemed, majestic" in Irish.
SÉAMAS m Irish
Irish form of JAMES.
SÉAMUS m Irish
Irish form of JAMES.
SEÁN m Irish
Irish form of JOHN.
SEAN m Irish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SEANÁN m Irish
Variant of SENÁN.
SÉARLAS m Irish
Irish form of CHARLES.
SEBASTIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÁN m Spanish, Czech
Spanish form and Czech variant of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIAN m German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian, Czech
From the Latin name Sebastianus, which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστός (sebastos) meaning "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SEBASTIANO m Italian
Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIEN m French
French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIJAN m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTJAN m Slovene
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBESTYÉN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SECHNALL m Irish
Variant of SEACHNALL.
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