AMADEUS m Late Roman
Means "love of God"
, derived from Latin amare
"to love" and Deus
"God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMANDUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin amanda
meaning "lovable, worthy of love"
. Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
CARATACOS m Brythonic
Derived from the Celtic element car
. This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARON f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru
meaning "to love"
CARWYN m Welsh
Means "blessed love"
from Welsh caru
"to love" and gwyn
"white, fair, blessed".
CERI m & f Welsh
Meaning uncertain. It could come from the name of the Ceri River in Ceredigion, Wales; it could be a short form of CERIDWEN
; it could be derived from Welsh caru
meaning "to love".
DRAGOLJUB m Serbian, Croatian
From the Slavic elements dragu
meaning "precious" and lyuby
. This is also the Serbian and Croatian word for the flowering plant nasturtium (species Tropaeolum majus).
EROS m Greek Mythology
in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite
, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.
EUSTORGIO m Italian
, the Latin form of the Greek name Εὐστόργιος (Eustorgios)
, which was from the word εὔστοργος (eustorgos)
, a derivative of εὖ (eu)
meaning "good" and στέργω (stergo)
meaning "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
KAMA m Hinduism
Means "love, desire"
in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KEALOHA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the loved one"
from Hawaiian ke
, a definite article, and aloha
LEMMINKÄINEN m Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Finnish lempi "love"
. In the Finnish epic the Kalevala
this is the name of an arrogant hero. After he was killed his mother fetched his body from the River of Death and restored him to life. He is sometimes identified with the god Ahti
LJUBIŠA m Serbian
From the Slavic element lyuby
combined with a diminutive suffix.
MEDAD m Biblical
in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Medad is one of the elders who prophesizes in the camp of the Israelites after the flight from Egypt.
REN m & f Japanese
From Japanese 蓮 (ren)
meaning "lotus", 恋 (ren)
meaning "love", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.