Unisex Names

gender
usage
PAGE m & f English
From a surname that was a variant of PAIGE.
PAGET f & m English (Rare)
From a 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 m & f English
From an English surname, originally a place name meaning "PÆGA's town". A famous bearer was Peyton Randolph (1721-1775), the first president of the Continental Congress. It is also borne by American football quarterback Peyton Manning (1976-).
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.
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.
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).
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.
QUINN m & f Irish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
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" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
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 a 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.
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), Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of RIAGÁN". This surname was borne by American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
REESE m & f Welsh, English
Anglicized form of RHYS, also used as a feminine form.
REFILWE m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
REGAN f & m English
Meaning unknown, probably of Celtic origin. Shakespeare took the name from earlier British legends and used it in his tragedy King Lear (1606) for a treacherous daughter of the king. 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 that was 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 a surname that was originally derived from various English place names meaning "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.
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
Medieval 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.
ROMILDA f & m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
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.
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.
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)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning "descendant of RUADHÁN". This name can also be given in reference to the rowan tree.
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".
RÜŞEN m & f Turkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
RUTENDO f & m Southern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
RYLEE f & m English (Modern)
Variant of RILEY.
RYLEY m & f 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
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
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
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 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).
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.
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 Abha an tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess 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.
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 a 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 a 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 that was derived from Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The name Sirideán means "searcher" in Gaelic.
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. This name was brought to public attention after actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt gave it to their daughter in 2006.
SHINOBU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (shinobu) meaning "endurance", 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 a 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). The child actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014) helped to popularize this name.
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).
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 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 sky "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.
SLÁINE f & m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "health" in Irish. This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland.
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, Danish, Norwegian
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.
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. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
TABASSUM m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TADALA m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
TAEGAN f & m English (Rare)
Variant of TEAGAN.
TAFADZWA m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona.
TAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
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.
TATUM f & m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Tata's homestead" in Old English.
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". Its modern use as a feminine name may have been influenced by the British-American author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
TEAGAN m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of Tadhgán". The given name Tadhgán is a diminutive of TADHG.
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 a 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
Means "be thankful" in Shona.
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 Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Georgian
Short form of TEODORO and other names that begin with Teo. In Georgian this is a feminine name, a short form of TEONA.
TERRY (1) m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERRY (2) m & f English
Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.
THANDO m & f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
THANH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
THOKO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Short form of THOKOZANI.
THOKOZANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "thank" in Chewa.
TIBBY f & m English
Diminutive of TABITHA or THEOBALD.
TIERNEY m & f Irish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of TIGHEARNACH. In part, it is from a surname derived from the given name.
TINASHE m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are with God", from Shona ti "we", na "with", and ishe "lord, God".
TIONGE f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "let us be thankful" in Tumbuka.
TIRTA m & f Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIVOLI m & f Various
From the name of a picturesque Italian town, used as a summer resort by the ancient Romans.
TIYAMIKE m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we praise" in Chewa.
TOBY m & f English
Medieval form of TOBIAS. It was sometimes used as a feminine name in the 1930s and 40s due to the influence of American actress Toby Wing (1915-2001).
TOM (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be an alternate transcription of תָּם (see TAM (2)).
TOMMIE m & f English
Diminutive of THOMAS, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TOMOMI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
TOVIA m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TRACEY f & m English
Variant of TRACY.
TRACY f & m English
From an English surname that was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel The Pickwick Papers (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie The Philadelphia Story (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
TRI m & f Indonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
TRINIDAD f & m Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
TRISTEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTIN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trúc) meaning "bamboo".
TSERING m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (see TSHERING).
TSHERING m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
TSUBASA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (tsubasa) meaning "wing", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chart, map" or other characters with similar pronunciations.
m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
TUMELO m & f Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "faith" in Sotho and Tswana.
TUTKU f & m Turkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
UDO (2) f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UDUAK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UDUAKOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's will" in Ibibio.
UFUOMA m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "peace of mind" in Urhobo.
UʻILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly beauty" or "royal beauty" from Hawaiian uʻi "youth, beauty" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
ULLI m & f German
Diminutive of ULRICH or ULRIKE.
UMUT m & f Turkish
Variant of ÜMİT. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
UNATHI m & f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us" in Xhosa, from the prefix u- meaning "he, she" and nathi meaning "with us".
URIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
UTTARA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
UZOMA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
VAL m & f English
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VALYA f & m Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of VALENTINA or VALENTIN.
VÂN f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VANJA m & f Croatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Croatian and Serbian (masculine and feminine) form of VANYA. It is also used in Scandinavia, where it is primarily feminine.
VANNA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VASKA m & f Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of VASILIY (masculine) or a Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of VASILIJA (feminine).
VEASNA m & f Khmer
Means "opportunity, good fortune, fate" in Khmer.
VIC m & f English
Short form of VICTOR or VICTORIA.
VIENO f & m Finnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
VIJAYA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "victory" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form विजय and the feminine form विजया, both of which are used frequently in Hindu texts. It is the name of a grandson of Indra, a son of Krishna and it is another name of the goddess Durga. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century BC king of Sri Lanka.
VINH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vinh) meaning "glory".
VINNIE m & f English
Diminutive of VINCENT or other names containing vin.