Unisex Names

gender
usage
Oakley m & f English
From an English surname that was from various place names meaning "oak clearing" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926).
Ocean m & f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word ocean for a large body of water. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ὠκεανός (Okeanos), the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.
Odalis f & m Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an elaboration of Odilia used in Latin America. In most countries it is a feminine name, but in the Dominican Republic it is commonly masculine.
Odell m & f English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name, itself derived from Old English wad "woad" (a plant that produces a blue dye) and hyll "hill".
Ofir m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ophir. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
Ofra m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Ophrah. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
Ofri f & m Hebrew
Means "my fawn" in Hebrew.
Oghenekaro m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
Oghenekevwe m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
Oghenero m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
Olamide m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
Olayinka f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth surrounds me" in Yoruba.
Ollie m & f English
Diminutive of Oliver, Olivia or Olive.
Oluchi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
Olufunke m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
Olufunmilayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
Olufunmilola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
Oluwakanyinsola m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
Oluwasegun m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
Oluwaseun m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
Oluwaseyi f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
Oluwatoyin m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
Oluwayemisi f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
Omega m & f Various
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
Omer m & f Hebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
Omid m & f Persian
Means "hope" in Persian.
Omobolanle f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
Onyekachi f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
Onyekachukwu m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo, a variant of Onyekachi using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
Opeyemi m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
Ophir m & f Biblical, Hebrew
From Hebrew אוֹפִיר ('Ofir), meaning unknown. This is the name of a son of Joktan in the Old Testament (where it is also used as a place name).
Or m & f Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
Ora 1 f & m English
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
Ori m & f Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
Osher m & f Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
Otgonbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
Otobong m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "from God" in Ibibio.
Oyibo m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
Özgür m & f Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
Pacey m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.
Padma f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the goddess Lakshmi and the hero Rama.
Pádraigín f & m Irish
Diminutive of Pádraig, also used as a feminine form.
Page m & f English
From a surname that was a variant of Paige.
Paget f & m English (Rare)
From a French and English surname that meant "little page" (see Paige).
Palmer m & f English
From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
Parker m & f English
From an English occupational surname that meant "keeper of the park".
Parminder m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit परम (parama) meaning "highest, best" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Parris m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris (see Paris 2).
Parveen f & m Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of Parvin, also used as a masculine name.
Passang m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
Pat m & f English
Short form of Patrick or Patricia. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
Patsy f & m English, Irish
Variant of Patty, also used as a diminutive of Patrick.
Payton f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Peyton.
Paz 2 f & m Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
Pema m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of Padma.
Pemphero m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
Penjani m & f Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
Péťa m & f Czech
Diminutive of Petr or Petra.
Peťa m & f Czech
Diminutive of Petr or Petra.
Petia m & f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Петя (see Petya).
Petya m & f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of Pyotr or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of Petar.
Peyton f & m English
From an English surname, originally a place name meaning "Pæga's town". This was a rare masculine name until the 1990s. In 1992 it was used for a female character in the movie The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and, despite the fact that it was borne by the villain, the name began to rise in popularity for girls as well as boys.... [more]
Phoenix m & f English (Modern)
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird that appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek φοῖνιξ (phoinix) meaning "dark red".
Phúc m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
Phuntso m & f Bhutanese
Bhutanese form of Phuntsok.
Phuntsok m & f Tibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
Pich f & m Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
Pilirani m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
Ping m & f Chinese
From Chinese (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.
Pip m & f English
Diminutive of Philip or Philippa. This was the name of the main character in Great Expectations (1860) by Charles Dickens.
Placide m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see Placido).
Pleun m & f Dutch
Diminutive of Apollonius, now commonly used as a feminine name.
Pomare m & f Tahitian
Means "night cough", from Tahitian po "night" and mare "cough". This name was borne by four kings and a queen of Tahiti. The first king adopted the name after his child died of a cough in the night.
Praise f & m English (African)
From the English word praise, which is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Late Latin preciare, a derivative of Latin pretium "price, worth". This name is most common in English-speaking Africa.
Presley f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest clearing" (Old English preost and leah). This surname was borne by musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
Prudence f & m English, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of Prudentius. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
Pua f & m Hawaiian
Means "flower, offspring" in Hawaiian.
Puck m & f Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Dutch
Meaning unknown, from Old English puca. It could ultimately be of either Germanic or Celtic origin. In English legend this was the name of a mischievous spirit, also known as Robin Goodfellow. He appears in Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream (1600). It is used in the Netherlands as mainly a feminine name.
Purdie m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
Purnama f & m Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
Pushpa f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit. This is a trascription of both the feminine form पुष्पा and the masculine form पुष्प. Especially in Nepal it is frequently masculine.
Putu m & f Balinese
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
Qamar m & f Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
Qing f & m Chinese
From Chinese (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Qiu m & f Chinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
Quin m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Quinn.
Quinlan m & f English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoindealbháin, itself from the given name Caoindealbhán (Old Irish Caíndelbán).
Quinn m & f English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cuinn, itself derived from the given name Conn. In the United States it was more common as a name for boys until 2010, the year after the female character Quinn Fabray began appearing on the television series Glee.
Quispe m & f Indigenous American, Quechua (Hispanicized)
From Quechua qispi meaning "free" or qhispi meaning "glass".
Quý f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
Quỳnh f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red". This is also the Vietnamese name for a variety of flowering plant (genus Epiphyllum).
Radha f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success, prosperity" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna. She is associated with beauty and compassion, and is considered an avatar of Lakshmi.
Rahat m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
Rain 1 f & m English (Rare)
Simply from the English word rain, derived from Old English regn.
Raine f & m English (Rare)
Possibly based on the French word reine meaning "queen". A famous bearer is the British socialite Raine Spencer (1929-), the stepmother of Princess Diana. In modern times it can also be used as a variant of Rain 1 or a short form of Lorraine.
Rajani f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
Rajinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Rajendra used by Sikhs.
Raleigh m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning either "red clearing" or "roe deer clearing" in Old English. A city in North Carolina bears this name, after the English courtier, poet and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618).
Randy m & f English
Diminutive of Randall, Randolf or Miranda.
Rani 2 m & f Hebrew
From Hebrew רַן (ran) meaning "to sing".
Rashmi f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
Rathna f & m Tamil
Southern Indian variant of Ratna.
Ratna f & m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali, Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure". This is a transcription of both the feminine form रत्ना and the masculine form रत्न.
Ratnam m & f Indian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of Ratna.
Raven f & m English
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English hræfn. The raven is revered by several Native American groups of the west coast. It is also associated with the Norse god Odin.
Ravid m & f Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
Ravinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Ravindra used by Sikhs.
Rayan m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ريّان (see Rayyan).
Rayyan m & f Arabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
Raz m & f Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
Reagan f & m English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Riagáin, derived from the given name Riagán. This surname was borne by American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).... [more]
Reese m & f Welsh, English
Anglicized form of Rhys. It is also used as a feminine name, popularized by the American actress Reese Witherspoon (1976-).
Refilwe m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana, derived from filwe "given".
Regan f & m Literature, English
Meaning unknown. In the chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth it is the name of a treacherous daughter of King Leir. Shakespeare adapted the story for his tragedy King Lear (1606). In the modern era it has appeared in the horror movie The Exorcist (1973) belonging to a girl possessed by the devil. This name can also be used as a variant of Reagan.
Reign f & m English (Modern)
From the English word reign, derived from Latin regnum "royal power".
Reilly m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Raghailligh, derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.
Remington m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the name of the town of Rimington in Lancashire, itself meaning "settlement on the Riming stream". It may be given in honour of the American manufacturer Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) or his sons, founders of the firearms company that bears their name.
Ren m & f Japanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Rene m & f English
English form of René or Renée.
Reyes f & m Spanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de los Reyes, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to King Ferdinand III of Castile and told him his armies would defeat those of the Moors in Seville.
Ricki m & f English
Masculine and feminine diminutive of Richard.
Ricmod f & m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ric "ruler, mighty" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
Ridley m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from various place names meaning either "reed clearing" or "channel clearing" in Old English.
Riley m & f English
From a surname that comes from two distinct sources. As an Irish surname it is a variant of Reilly. As an English surname it is derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English.... [more]
Rin f & m Japanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Rini m & f Dutch
Diminutive of Marinus, Marina or Catharina.
Riny m & f Dutch
Diminutive of Marinus, Marina or Catharina.
Rio 1 m & f Various
Means "river" in Spanish or Portuguese. A city in Brazil bears this name. Its full name is Rio de Janeiro, which means "river of January", so named because the first explorers came to the harbour in January and mistakenly thought it was a river mouth.
Ripley f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of various English towns, from Old English ripel "strip of land" and leah "clearing". A famous fictional bearer was the character Ellen Ripley (usually only called by her surname) from the Alien series of movies, beginning 1979.
River m & f English (Modern)
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".
Robbie m & f English
Diminutive of Robert or Roberta.
Robin m & f English, French, Dutch, Swedish, Czech
Medieval English diminutive of Robert, now usually regarded as an independent name. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.
Romilly m & f English (British, Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the name of various Norman towns, themselves from the given name Romilius.
Rong f & m Chinese
From Chinese (róng) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper", (róng) meaning "fuse, harmonize" or (róng) meaning "appearance, form" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
Roni 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
Ronnie m & f English
Diminutive of Ronald or Veronica.
Rorie f & m English
Variant of Rory.
Rory m & f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí. Typically a masculine name, it gained some popularity for girls in the United States after it was used on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007), in this case as a nickname for Lorelai. Despite this, the name has grown more common for boys in America, especially after 2011, perhaps due to Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy (1989-).
Rosario f & m Spanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
Roshan m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
Rotem m & f Hebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
Rowan m & f Irish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ruadhán. As an English name, it can also be derived from the surname Rowan, itself derived from the Irish given name. It could also be given in reference to the rowan tree, a word of Old Norse origin (coincidentally sharing the same Indo-European root meaning "red" with the Irish name).
Royal m & f English
From the English word royal, derived (via Old French) from Latin regalis, a derivative of rex "king". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century.
Royale f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Royal.
Ru m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "scholar", () meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
Rudo m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
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".
Ruşen m & f Turkish
Turkish form of Roshan.
Rutendo f & m Southern African, Shona
Means "thankfulness" in Shona.
Rylee f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Riley.
Ryley m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Riley.
Rylie f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Riley.
Sabah f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
Sacha m & f French
French form of Sasha.
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.
Sage f & m English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
Sal f & m English
Short form of Sally, Salvador and other names beginning with Sal.
Salama m & f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
Sam 1 m & f English, Literature
Short form of Samuel, Samson, Samantha and other names beginning with Sam. In J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) this is a short form of Samwise.
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.
Şan m & f Turkish (Rare)
Means "fame, reputation" in Turkish.
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.
Sang m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Sanya 2 m & f Russian
Diminutive of Aleksandr or Aleksandra.
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).
Sawyer m & f English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "sawer of wood". Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).... [more]
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).
Sefa m & f Turkish
Turkish form of Safaa'.
Selby m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
Sengphet f & m Lao
From Lao ແສງ (saeng) meaning "light" and ເພັດ (phet) meaning "diamond, gem".
Senna f & m Dutch (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly from the name of the senna plant.
Şenol m & f Turkish
Means "be happy", from Turkish şen "happy".
Seong m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
Seong-Hyeon m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with (hyeon), which refers to a device used to lift a tripod cauldron. Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Seong-Min m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "nature, character, sex" combined with (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
September f & m English (Rare)
From the name of the ninth month (though it means "seventh month" in Latin, since it was originally the seventh month of the Roman year), which is sometimes used as a given name for someone born in September.
Sequoia f & m English (Rare)
From the name of huge trees that grow in California. The tree got its name from the 19th-century Cherokee scholar Sequoyah (also known as George Guess), the inventor of the Cherokee writing system.
Seung m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Sevan f & m Armenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
Shachar f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Shae f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Shea.
Shafaqat m & f Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
Shahar f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see Shachar).
Shahnaz f & m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "delight of the king" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort, coquetry".
Shai m & f Hebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shai) meaning "gift" or else a Hebrew diminutive of Isaiah.
Shaked f & m Hebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
Shakti f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
Shalev m & f Hebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
Shams f & m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Semitic Mythology
Means "sun" in Arabic. This was the name of a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess of the sun, identified with the Akkadian sun god Shamash (whose name is related) and the northern Arabian goddess Nuha.
Sháńdíín f & m Indigenous American, Navajo
Means "sunshine" in Navajo.
Shani 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
Shannon f & m English
From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called an tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the legendary figure Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely she was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.
Shanon f & m English
Variant of Shannon.
Shashi m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.
Shawn m & f English
Anglicized form of Seán, occasionally used as a feminine form. This is the most common spelling of this name in the United States and Canada, with Shaun being more typical in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Shay 1 m & f Irish
Anglicized form of Séaghdha, sometimes used as a feminine name.
Shay 2 m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see Shai).
Shaye f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Shea.
Shea m & f Irish
Anglicized form of Séaghdha, sometimes used as a feminine name.
Shelby m & f English
From an English surname, which was possibly a variant of Selby. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie The Woman in Red (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie Steel Magnolias (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
Shelley f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "clearing on a bank" in Old English. Two famous bearers of the surname were Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a romantic poet whose works include Adonais and Ozymandias, and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), his wife, the author of the horror story Frankenstein. As a feminine given name, it came into general use after the 1940s.
Shelly f & m English
Variant of Shelley.
Sheridan m & f English
From an Irish surname (Anglicized from Irish Gaelic Ó Sirideáin), which was derived from the given name Sirideán possibly meaning "searcher".
Shi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shí) meaning "time, era, season", (shí) meaning "real, honest", (shǐ) meaning "history" or (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.
Shikoba m & f Indigenous American, Choctaw
Means "feather" in Choctaw.
Shiloh m & f Biblical
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation.... [more]
Shinobu m & f Japanese
From Japanese (shinobu) meaning "endurance, patience", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
Shion f & m Japanese
From Japanese 紫苑 (shion) meaning "aster". It can also come from (shi) meaning "poem" and (on) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
Shiori f & m Japanese
As a feminine name it can be from Japanese (shi) meaning "poem" combined with (ori) meaning "weave". It can also be from (shiori) meaning "bookmark" (usually feminine) or (shiori) meaning "lithe, bending" (usually masculine), as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
Shirley f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "bright clearing" in Old English. This is the name of a main character in Charlotte Brontë's semi-autobiographical novel Shirley (1849). Though the name was already popular in the United States, the child actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014) gave it a further boost. By 1935 it was the second most common name for girls.
Shui m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shuǐ) meaning "water", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
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.
Sibonakaliso m & f Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
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).... [more]
Sigi m & f German
Diminutive of Siegfried, Sieglinde, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
Silver m & f English (Rare)
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
Simcha f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
Simran f & m Punjabi, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "meditation", derived from Sanskrit स्मरण (smarana) meaning "recollection".
Sinclair m & f English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).
Sithembile f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
Sky f & m English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse ský "cloud".
Skylar f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Skyler. Originally more common for boys during the 1980s, it was popularized as a name for girls after it was used on the American soap opera The Young and the Restless in 1989 and the movie Good Will Hunting in 1997. Its sharp rise in the United States in 2011 might be attributed to the character Skyler White from the television series Breaking Bad (2008-2013) or the singer Skylar Grey (1986-), who adopted this name in 2010 after previously going by Holly Brook.
Skyler m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Schuyler, based on the pronunciation of the surname but respelled as if it was a blend of the English word sky with names such as Tyler. It was rare before 1980, and first gained popularity as a name for boys. It is now more common for girls, though it is more evenly unisex than the mostly feminine variant Skylar.
Sláine f & m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish slán meaning "health, safety". This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland, one of the Fir Bolg. It was also the name of a daughter of the 11th-century high king Brian Boru.
Slava m & f Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
Sloan f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Sloane.
Sonam f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
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.
Sora f & m Japanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) both meaning "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
Sothy m & f Khmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
Sparrow m & f English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
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.
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.
Stav f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
Steph f & m English
Short form of Stephanie or Stephen.
Stevie m & f English
Diminutive of Stephen or Stephanie. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
Storm m & f English (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Danish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern)
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English or Old Dutch storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
Su 2 f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Suad f & m Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad). In Bosnia and Albania it is typically masculine.
Su-Bin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Su-Jin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Sukhdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Sukhwinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Sultan m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
Suman m & f Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
Sunan m & f Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
Sunday m & f English (African)
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Sung m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Seong).
Sung-Hyun m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see Seong-Hyeon).
Sung-Min m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see Seong-Min).
Sunny f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
Surinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Surendra used by Sikhs.
Sushila f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
Swaran m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of Swarna.
Swarna m & f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
Syd m & f English
Short form of Sydney.
Sydney f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of the surname Sidney. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Formerly used by both genders, since the 1980s this spelling of the name has been mostly feminine.
Tabassum m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Tadala m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
Tafadzwa m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona, from fadza meaning "please, make happy".
Tai m & f Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Taiwo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "taste the world, taste life" in Yoruba.
Takara m & f Japanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
Takondwa m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
Tal m & f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
Tam 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
Tamandani m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
Taonga f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
Tashi m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good fortune" in Tibetan.
Tasi f & m Chamorro
Means "sea, ocean" in Chamorro.
Tatenda m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "thank you" in Shona, from tenda meaning "thank".
Tatum f & m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English. It was brought to public attention by the child actress Tatum O'Neal (1963-) in the 1970s, though it did not catch on. It attained a modest level of popularity after 1996, when it was borne by a character in the movie Scream.
Taurai m & f Southern African, Shona
From Shona taura meaning "speak".
Tayler f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Taylor.
Taylor m & f English
From an English surname that originally denoted someone who was a tailor, from Norman French tailleur, ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".... [more]
Tebogo f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "gratitude, thanks" in Tswana.
Teddie m & f English
Diminutive of Edward or Theodore, sometimes a feminine form.
Temitope f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "enough to give thanks" in Yoruba.
Temple m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that originally belonged to a person who was associated with the Knights Templar, a medieval religious military order.
Temüülen m & f Mongolian
Means "striving, aspiring" in Mongolian. This was the name of the sister of Genghis Khan.
Tendai m & f Southern African, Shona
From Shona tenda meaning "be thankful, thank".
Tenzin m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
From Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (bstan-'dzin) meaning "upholder of teachings". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
Tenzing m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan བསྟན་འཛིན (see Tenzin).
Teo m & f Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian
Short form of Teodoro and other names that begin with Teo. In Georgian this is a feminine name, a short form of Teona.