Masculine Names

gender
usage
Shug m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of Hugh.
Shuhrat m Uzbek, Tajik
From Persian شهرت (shohrat), derived from Arabic شهرة (shuhrah) meaning "fame, reputation".
Shui m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shuǐ) meaning "water", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Shukhrat m Uzbek
Variant of Shuhrat.
Shukri m Arabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
Shulmanu m Semitic Mythology
Possibly cognate with the Western Semitic god Shalim. Shulmanu was an Eastern Semitic (Mesopotamian) god associated with battle.
Shulmanu-Ashared m Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of Shalmaneser.
Shun 1 f & m Chinese
From Chinese (shùn) meaning "obey, submit" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Shun 2 f & m Japanese
From Japanese 駿 (shun) meaning "fast", (shun) meaning "talented", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Shura f & m Russian
Russian diminutive of Aleksandra or Aleksandr.
Shyama m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
Shyamal m Bengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
Siamion m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Simon 1.
Siarhei m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Sergius.
Siarl m Welsh
Welsh form of Charles.
Siavash m Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
Siavush m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian سیاوش (see Siavash).
Sib m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see Shib).
Sibonakaliso m & f Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
Sibusiso m Southern African, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
Sid m English
Short form of Sidney.
Siddhartha m Sanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
Sidney m & f English
From the English surname Sidney. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).
Sidónio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sidonius.
Sidonius m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.
Sieffre m Welsh
Welsh form of Geoffrey.
Siegbert m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and beraht "bright". This was the name of several Frankish kings, including the 7th-century Sigebert III of Austrasia who is regarded as a saint.
Sieger m Dutch (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
Siegfried m German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the Nibelungenlied. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. He is a parallel to the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera The Ring of the Nibelung (1876).
Sieghard m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".
Siegmar m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mari "famous".
Siegmund m German
German variant of Sigmund.
Siegward m German (Rare)
German form of Sigiward, the Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Siem m Dutch
Dutch short form of Simon 1.
Siemen m Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of Simon 1.
Siet m Frisian
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".
Sietse m Frisian
Diminutive of Siet.
Sieuwerd m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Sigiward, the Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Sievert m Low German (Rare)
Low German form of Sigiward, the Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Sifiso m Southern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
Sigdag m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".
Sigeberht m Anglo-Saxon
Means "bright victory", derived from Old English sige "victory" and beorht "bright". This was the name of a king of Wessex. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
Sigeweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".
Sigfrido m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Siegfried.
Sigge m Swedish
Diminutive of Sigurd, Sigfrid 1, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
Sigi m & f German
Diminutive of Siegfried, Sieglinde, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
Sigibert m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Siegbert.
Sigifrid m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Siegfried.
Sigihard m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Sieghard.
Sigiheri m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Sieger.
Sigimar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Siegmar.
Sigimund m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Sigmund.
Sigismund m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Form of Sigmund in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
Sigivald m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and wald "rule".
Sigiward m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Sigmund m German, Norwegian, English, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In the Norse Völsungasaga this is the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
Sigmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sigmund.
Sigurd m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the Völsungasaga, which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
Sigurður m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sigurd.
Sigvard m Swedish
Swedish form of Sigiward, the Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Siim m Estonian
Estonian form of Simon 1, originally a short form but now used independently.
Sikandar m Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of Alexander.
Sikke m Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
Silas m English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of Silvanus. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name Saul (via Aramaic).... [more]
Silouanos m Biblical Greek
Form of Silvanus used in the Greek New Testament.
Silvano m Italian
Italian form of Silvanus.
Silvanus m Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva meaning "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
Silver m & f English (Rare)
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
Silvester m Slovak, Slovene, Serbian, German, English, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
Silvestr m Czech, Russian (Rare)
Czech and Russian form of Silvester.
Silvestre m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Silvester.
Silvestro m Italian
Italian form of Silvester.
Silvijo m Croatian
Croatian form of Silvius.
Sílvio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Silvius.
Silvio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Silvius.
Silviu m Romanian
Romanian form of Silvius.
Silvius m Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva meaning "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
Simão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Simon 1.
Simas m Lithuanian
Short form of Simonas.
Simba 1 m Southern African, Shona
Means "power, strength" in Shona.
Simba 2 m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie The Lion King (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
Simcha f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
Šime m Croatian
Croatian short form of Simon 1.
Sime m Macedonian
Macedonian short form of Simon 1.
Simen m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Simon 1.
Simeon m Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεών (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see Simon 1). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σίμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεών occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
Simion m Romanian
Romanian form of Simeon.
Simiyu m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
Šimo m Croatian
Croatian short form of Simon 1.
Simo m Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of Simon 1.
Šimon m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Simon 1.
Simón m Spanish
Spanish form of Simon 1. This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
Simon 1 m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σίμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) meaning "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεών, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name Simon 2.... [more]
Simon 2 m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek σιμός (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.
Simonas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Simon 1.
Simone 2 m Italian
Italian form of Simon 1.
Simoni m Georgian
Form of Simon 1 with the Georgian nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Simonides m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμός (simos) meaning "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.
Simonu m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Simon 1.
Simran f & m Punjabi, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "meditation", derived from Sanskrit स्मरण (smarana) meaning "recollection".
Šimun m Croatian
Croatian form of Simon 1.
Sin m Semitic Mythology
From earlier Akkadian Su'en, of unknown meaning. This was the name of the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian god of the moon. He was closely identified with the Sumerian god Nanna.
Sin-Ahhi-Eriba m Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of Sennacherib.
Sinclair m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).
Sindre m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Sindri.
Sindri m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Means "sparkle" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf, also named Eitri. With his brother Brokkr he made several magical items for the gods, including Odin's ring Draupnir and Thor's hammer Mjölnir.
Singh m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
Siniša m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
Sinjin m English (British, Rare)
Phonetic variant of St John.
Sìoltach m Scottish
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
Siôn m Welsh
Welsh form of John, via Old French Jehan.
Siôr m Welsh
Welsh form of George.
Siors m Welsh
Welsh form of George.
Siorus m Welsh
Welsh form of George.
Siothrún m Irish
Irish form of Geoffrey.
Sipho m Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
Sirius m Astronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σείριος (seirios) meaning "burning".
Sisay m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
Sisto m Italian
Italian form of Sixtus.
Sisu m Finnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
Sítheach m Irish (Rare)
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.
Sithembile f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
Si-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Siva m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see Shiva 1).
Şivan m Kurdish
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
Sivert m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of Sievert.
Si-Woo m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 시우 (see Si-U).
Sixte m French (Rare)
French form of Sixtus.
Sixten m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Sigsteinn, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and steinn "stone".
Sixtus m Late Roman
Probably the Latin form of the Greek name Ξύστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".
Siyabonga m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
Sizwe m Southern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
Sjaak m Dutch
Dutch form of Jacques or Isaac.
Sjakie m Dutch
Diminutive of Sjaak.
Sjang m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Iohannes, via the French form Jean 1.
Sjarel m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Charles.
Sjef m Dutch
Dutch short form of Jozef.
Sjeng m Limburgish
Variant of Sjang.
Sjoerd m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of Sigurd.
Sjors m Dutch
Dutch form of George.
Sjra m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Gerard. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Gérard.
Sjurd m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Sigurd.
Skanda m Hinduism
Means "hopping, spurting, spilling" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of war, also known as Kartikeya or Murugan. He is worshipped especially by the Tamils in southern India.
Skenandoa m Indigenous American, Oneida
Probably from the name of the Shenandoah River in the eastern United States, which is of uncertain origin. This was the name of an 18th-century Oneida chief.
Skënder m Albanian
Short form of Aleksandër.
Skender m Bosnian
Short form of Aleksandar.
Sky f & m English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse ský "cloud".
Skylar m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Skyler.
Skyler m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Schuyler. The spelling was modified due to association with the name Tyler and the English word sky.
Slade m English (Modern)
From a surname that meant "valley" in Old English.
Sláine f & m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "health" in Irish. This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland.
Slamet m Javanese
Means "safety" in Javanese, ultimately from Arabic سلامات (salamat).
Slava m & f Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
Slaven m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavko m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Sławomir.
Slavomir m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of Sławomir.
Sławomir m Polish
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".
Sloan f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Sloane.
Slobodan m Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
From South Slavic sloboda meaning "freedom".
Sluaghadhán m Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish sluaghadh meaning "raid" and a diminutive suffix.
Sly m English
Short form of Sylvester. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a well-known bearer of this nickname.
Smaragdos m Late Greek
Means "emerald" in Greek, of Semitic origin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman martyr and saint, better known by the Latinized form of his name Smaragdus.
Sméagol m Literature
From Old English smeah meaning "penetrating, creeping". In J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) this is revealed as the original name of the creature Gollum. Tolkien used English-like translations of many names; the real hobbit-language form of the name was Trahald.
Smith m English
From an English surname meaning "metal worker, blacksmith", derived from Old English smitan "to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world.
Snorre m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Snorri.
Snorri m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse snerra "attack, onslaught". This name was borne by Snorri Sturluson, a 13th-century Icelandic historian and poet, the author of the Prose Edda.
Soan m French (Modern)
Variant of Sohan. It was popularized by the French singer Julien Decroix (1981-), also known as Soan.
Sobeslav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Sobiesław.
Sobiesław m Polish (Rare)
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly sebe meaning "for oneself", combined with slava "glory". This name (in the Czech form Soběslav) was borne by two 12th-century dukes of Bohemia.
Sócrates m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Socrates.
Socrates m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σωκράτης (Sokrates), which was derived from σῶς (sos) meaning "whole, unwounded, safe" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.
Sofoklis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Sophocles.
Sofron m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Sophron.
Sohail m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu سہیل (see Suhail).
Sohan m French (Modern)
Meaning uncertain, though allegedly a form of Jean 1. It is probably modelled after Yohan and Lohan.
Soheil m Persian
Persian form of Suhail.
Sohrab m Persian, Persian Mythology
Probably from Middle Persian swhr "red" and ab "water". In the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam. He was tragically slain in battle by his father, who was unaware he was fighting his own son.
Soini m Finnish
Finnish form of Sven.
Sokol m Albanian
Means "falcon" in Albanian, a word borrowed from Slavic.
Sokrates m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Socrates.
Sokratis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Socrates.
Sol 2 m Jewish
Short form of Solomon.
Solly m Jewish
Diminutive of Solomon.
Solomon m Biblical, English, Jewish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh), which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
Solon m Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σόλος (solos) meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.
Sōma m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Soma m Hungarian
From Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree".
Somboon m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" and บุญ (bun) meaning "merit".
Somchai m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" combined with ชาย (chai) meaning "man" or ชัย (chai) meaning "victory".
Somerled m Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Sumarliði meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Scottish warlord who created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.
Somhairle m Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of Sumarliði (see Somerled).
Somporn m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
Somsak m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" and ศักดิ์ (sak) meaning "power, honour".
Sơn m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (sơn) meaning "mountain".
Sonam f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
Sondre m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Sundri, possibly from Old Norse sunn meaning "south".
Soner m Turkish
Means "last man" in Turkish.
Sonny m English
From a nickname that is commonly used to denote a young boy, derived from the English word son.
Soo-Jin f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 수진 (see Su-Jin).
Sophea f & m Khmer
Means "wisdom" in Khmer.
Sopheap f & m Khmer
Means "gentle, proper" in Khmer.
Sophocles m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφοκλῆς (Sophokles), which was derived from Greek σοφός (sophos) meaning "skilled, clever" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". Sophocles was a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
Sophos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Sophus.
Sophron m Ancient Greek
Means "self-controlled, sensible" in Greek. This name was borne by the 5th-century BC writer Sophron of Syracuse.
Sophronius m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σωφρόνιος (Sophronios), which was derived from Greek σώφρων (sophron) meaning "self-controlled, sensible". Saint Sophronius was a 7th-century patriarch of Jerusalem.
Sophus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σόφος (Sophos) meaning "skilled, clever".
Sora f & m Japanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) both meaning "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
Sören m Swedish, German
Swedish and German form of Søren.
Søren m Danish
Danish form of Severinus. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.
Sorin m Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
Sorley m Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Somhairle.
Soroush m Persian Mythology, Persian
Modern Persian form of Avestan Sraosha meaning "obedience". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel), later equated with the angel Gabriel.
Sosigenes m Ancient Greek
Means "born safely" from Greek σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.
Sosimo m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Zosimus.
Soslan m Ossetian
Ossetian form of Sosruko.
Soso m Georgian
Diminutive of Ioseb.
Sosruko m Caucasian Mythology
Derived from Turkic suslä meaning "menacing". This is the name of a trickster god in Caucasian mythology. He is the hero of the Nart sagas.
Sōta m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and (ta) meaning "thick, big, great". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
Sota m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see Sōta).
Soterios m Late Greek
Late Greek form of Sotirios.
Soth m Khmer
Means "pure" in Khmer.
Sothy m & f Khmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
Sotirios m Greek
Derived from Greek σωτήρ (soter) meaning "saviour, deliverer", referring to Jesus.
Sotiris m Greek
Variant of Sotirios.
Sotos m Greek
Short form of Sotirios.
Souleymane m Western African
Form of Sulayman used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Souma m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯真 (see Sōma).
Souta m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see Sōta).
Sparrow m & f English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
Spartacus m History
Means "from the city of Sparta" in Latin. Spartacus was the name of a Thracian-born Roman slave who led a slave revolt in Italy in the 1st century BC. He was eventually killed in battle and many of his followers were crucified.
Spas m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian спасен (spasen) meaning "saved".
Spencer m English
From a surname that meant "dispenser of provisions", derived from Middle English spense "larder, pantry". A famous bearer was American actor Spencer Tracy (1900-1967). It was also the surname of Princess Diana (1961-1997).
Spike m English (Rare)
From a nickname that may have originally been given to a person with spiky hair.
Spiridon m Greek, Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Serbian and Croatian form of Spyridon, as well as an alternate transcription of the Greek name.
Spiro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spiros m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σπύρος (see Spyros).
Spock m Popular Culture
The name of a half-Vulcan, half-human Starfleet officer on the Star Trek television series (1966-1969), later appearing in several movies. His name was invented by the writers, based on their rules that Vulcan names must start with an S and end with a k. In a 1985 tie-in novel his full name is said to be S'chn T'gai Spock (S'chn T'gai is the family name, since it is also borne by his father S'chn T'gai Sarek; this is despite the fact that he is often addressed as Mr. Spock by characters on the show).
Spurius m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of uncertain meaning, probably of Etruscan origin. It may be related to the Late Latin word spurius "of illegitimate birth", which was derived from Etruscan srural "public".
Spyridon m Greek, Late Greek
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυρίδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Spyro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spyros m Greek
Short form of Spyridon.
Sraosha m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of Soroush.
Srećko m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian cognate of Srečko.
Srečko m Slovene
Derived from South Slavic sreča meaning "luck".
Sree m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see Sri).
Sri m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of Shri.
Srinivas m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of Shrinivas.
Sroel m Yiddish (Rare)
Short form of Yisroel.
Staas m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch short form of Anastasius or Eustachius.
Stace m & f Medieval English, English
Medieval short form of Eustace. As a modern name it is typically a short form of Stacy.
Stacey f & m English
Variant of Stacy.
Stacy f & m English
Either a diminutive of Anastasia, or else from a surname that was derived from Stace, a medieval form of Eustace. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
Staffan m Swedish
Swedish variant form of Stephen.
Stafford m English
From a surname that was from a place name meaning "landing-place ford" in Old English.
Ståle m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Stáli, which was derived from stál meaning "steel".
Stáli m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Ståle.
Stamatios m Greek
Derived from medieval Greek σταματώ (stamato) meaning "stop".
Stamatis m Greek
Variant of Stamatios.
Stamen m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian and Macedonian стамен (stamen) meaning "firm".
Stan 1 m English
Short form of Stanley. A famous bearer was British comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965).
Stan 2 m Romanian
Probably a short form of Stanislav.
Stan 3 m Dutch
Short form of Constant or Constantijn.
Stane m Slovene
Short form of Stanislav and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
Stanford m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "stone ford" in Old English.
Stanimir m Bulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
Stanislao m Italian
Italian form of Stanislav.
Stanislas m History
Latinized form of Stanislav.
Stanislau m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Stanislav.
Stanislav m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
Staņislavs m Latvian
Latvian form of Stanislav.
Stanisław m Polish
Polish form of Stanislav. Two kings of Poland have borne this name.
Stanislovas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Stanislav.
Stanley m English
From a surname meaning "stone clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the man who found David Livingstone in Africa. As a given name, it was borne by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), as well as the character Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire (1947).
Stas m Russian
Russian diminutive of Stanislav.
Stasys m Lithuanian
Short form of Stanislovas.
Stathis m Greek
Short form of Efstathios.
Stav f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
Stavros m Greek
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Ste m English
Short form of Stephen.
Steafan m Scottish
Scottish form of Stephen.
Steaphan m Scottish
Scottish form of Stephen.
Steen m Danish
Danish cognate of Sten.
Steenie m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of Stephen.