Unisex Names

 more filters...
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.
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.
SABAH f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SACHA m & f French
French form of SASHA.
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.
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).
SELBY m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
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.
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 "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) meaning "king" and ناز (naz) meaning "pride".
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 Native 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).
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 Native 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 the 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), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English 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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
VIVIAN m & f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Latin name Vivianus, which was derived from Latin vivus "alive". Saint Vivian was a French bishop who provided protection during the Visigoth invasion of the 5th century. It has been occasionally used as an English (masculine) name since the Middle Ages. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name, in which case it is either an Anglicized form of BÉBINN or a variant of VIVIEN (2).
VOSGI f & m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ոսկի (see VOSKI).
VOSKI f & m Armenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
WALLIS m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of WALLACE. Wallis Simpson (1895-1986) was the divorced woman whom Edward VIII married, which forced him to abdicate the British throne.
WANANGWA m & f Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "freedom" in Tumbuka.
WANGCHUK m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "mighty" in Tibetan, from དབང (dbang) meaning "power" and ཕྱུག (phyug) meaning "wealthy, possessing". This is the Tibetan name for the god Shiva.
WATTANA f & m Thai
Means "development" in Thai.
WAYAN m & f Indonesian, Balinese
From Balinese wayah meaning "old, mature", ultimately from Sanskrit वयस् (vayas) meaning "energy, strength, age". This name is traditionally given to the first-born child.
WEI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (wēi) meaning "power, pomp", (wēi) meaning "high, lofty, towering" or (wěi) meaning "great, robust, extraordinary". As a feminine name it can come from (wēi) meaning "small" or (wēi) meaning "fern". This name can be formed by other Chinese characters besides those shown here.
WEN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
WHITNEY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
WIL m & f English, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
WILLIE m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of WILLIAM. A notable bearer is the retired American baseball player Willie Mays (1931-).
WILLY m & f English, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WILMOT m & f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WINDSOR m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.
WISDOM f & m English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
WOBBE m & f Frisian
Variant and feminine form of WOB.
WU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or () meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled ) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
WYNNE (1) m & f Welsh
Variant of WYN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
XIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
XIANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XINYI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
XQUENDA m & f Native American, Zapotec
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
XUÂN m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
XUE f & m Chinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XUN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YACHIN m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YAFE m & f Hebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFE m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
YAĞMUR f & m Turkish
Means "rain" in Turkish.
YAHUI f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAMIKANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
YAN (2) f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yàn) meaning "beautiful, gorgeous" (which is usually only feminine) or (yán) meaning "cliff, rocks", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar fashion.
YANCY m & f English
From a surname, which was an Americanized form of the Dutch surname Jansen meaning "JAN (1)'s son".
YANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YANICK m & f Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNIC m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNICK m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNIG m & f Breton
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YARDEN m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YAROSLAVA f & m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YASU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
YATING f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAZHU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.
YI f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YIJUN m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YIN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YOLOTL f & m Native American, Nahuatl
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
YONG m & f Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
YOSHI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIE f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "reason, case" combined with (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations with the same reading can also form this name.
YOUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see YEONG).
YU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence", () meaning "brave", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
YŪKI m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUKI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters that are pronounced in a similar way.
YUN-SEO f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yun) meaning "govern" or (yun) meaning "allow, consent" combined with (seo) meaning "series, sequence", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YUNUEN m & f Native American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
YUU m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or (see ).
YUUKI m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優希 or 悠希 or 優輝 or 悠生 (see YŪKI).
YUVAL m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZAN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZEDONG m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "moist, grace, brilliance" combined with (dōng) meaning "east", as well as other character combinations. A notable bearer was the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
ZHEN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (zhēn) meaning "precious, rare", (zhēn) meaning "real, genuine", (zhēn) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", or other Chinese characters that are pronounced similarly.
ZHENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhèng) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (zhèng) meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZHENYA f & m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEVGENIYA or YEVGENIY or a Bulgarian diminutive of EVGENIYA.
ZHI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
ZHIHAO m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". Many other character combinations are possible.
ZHONG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" or (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.
ZHOU m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhōu) meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters that are pronounced similarly.
ZHYRGAL m & f Kyrgyz
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Жыргал (see JYRGAL).
ZIV m & f Hebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ZOHAR m & f Hebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
ZOLA (2) f & m Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa root -zola meaning "calm".
ZORION m & f Basque
Means "happiness" in Basque.