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From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, delicate" or other characters pronounced similarly.
Means "saved" in Arabic.
Modern Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NA'AMAHfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
Means "noble" in Arabic.
Feminine form of NABIL.
NABOPOLASSARmBabylonian (Anglicized)
From the Akkadian name Nabu-apla-usur meaning "Nabu protect my son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with aplu meaning "son, heir" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This was the name of a 7th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire, the first of the Chaldean dynasty.
NABUmSemitic Mythology
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce". This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing.
Variant of IGNAC.
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
Turkish form of NAAJI.
Short form of IGNACIO.
Diminutive of NADĚŽDA.
NADA (1)fArabic
Means either "generosity" or "dew" in Arabic.
NADA (2)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "hope" in South Slavic.
NADABmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
NADEEMmArabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see NADIM).
French form of NADEZHDA.
NADEJDAfRussian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Надежда (see NADEZHDA).
Alternate transcription of Arabic نادر (see NADIR).
Czech form of NADEZHDA.
NADEŽDAfSlovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NADEZHDAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Means "hope" in Slavic.
NADIA (1)fFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as an alternate transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIA (2)fArabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديّة (see NADIYYA).
NADIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADINEfFrench, German, English
French elaborated form of NADIA (1).
Turkish form of NADIR.
Means "rare" in Arabic.
Feminine form of NADIR.
Turkish feminine form of NADIR.
Diminutive of NADEZHDA, as well as being the modern Ukrainian word meaning "hope".
Turkish form of NADIYYA.
Means "moist, tender, delicate" in Arabic.
NADJAfGerman, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (2)fArabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديّة (see NADIYYA).
Belarusian form of NADEZHDA.
Polish cognate of NADEZHDA, being the modern Polish word meaning "hope".
NAENIAfRoman Mythology
Means "incantation, dirge" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of funerals.
From Arabic نفيس (nafis) meaning "precious, valuable".
Circassian form of NAFISA.
NAGENDRAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lord of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (naga) meaning "snake" (also "elephant") combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيّ (see NAJI).
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيب (see NAJIB).
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
Alternate transcription of Persian ناهید (see NAHID).
Means "desire" in Basque.
Modern Persian form of ANAHITA. This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
NAHUELmNative American, Mapuche
Means "jaguar" in Mapuche.
Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
From the Basque name of the Spanish city of Nájera, which is Arabic in origin. In the 12th century there was a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave.
NAICHEmNative American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
Turkish form of NAIL.
NAILmArabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
Feminine form of NAIL. This was the name of the wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims. She tried in vain to prevent a mob from murdering her husband, and had several fingers cut off in the process.
Turkish form of NAILA.
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
Turkish form of NA'IM.
Feminine form of NA'IM.
Turkish feminine form of NA'IM.
Irish form of NANCY.
NAIRAfNative American, Aymara
Means "eye" in Aymara.
NAIRYOSANGHAmPersian Mythology
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.
Macedonian form of NAYDEN.
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. This can also be another way of transcribing the name ناجي (see NAAJI).
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
Means "star" in Arabic.
Feminine form of NAJM.
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
NAKATOfEastern African, Ganda
Means "second of twins" in Luganda.
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
NALANIf & mHawaiian
Means "the heavens" or "the chiefs" from Hawaiian , a definite article, and lani "heaven, sky, chief".
Short form of names ending in naldo.
NALIAKAfEastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya liliaka meaning "weeding".
NALINIfIndian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NAMRATAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "bowing, humility" in Sanskrit.
Originally a diminutive of ANN. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of NANCY.
NANA (1)fGreek
Diminutive of IOANNA.
NANA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and/or (na), a phonetic character. The characters can be in either order or the same character can be duplicated, as indicated by the symbol . Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also be used to form this name.
NANA (3)fGeorgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 4th-century queen consort of Georgia who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
NANABAHfNative American, Navajo
Means "she returns" from Navajo náánádááh.
NANABOZHOmNew World Mythology
Means "my rabbit" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology Nanabozho (also called Wenabozho) is the name of a trickster spirit.
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
From Japanese (nana) meaning "seven" and (mi) meaning "sea". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" duplicated and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
NANAYAfSumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to INANNA. This was the name of a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians. She was later conflated with the goddesses Anahita and Aphrodite.
Short form of NANCY.
Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANN. It is now usually regarded as an independent name. During the 20th century it became very popular in the United States. A city in the Lorraine region of France bears this name, though it derives from a different source.
NANDmIndian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
NANDITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
Short form of FERNANDO.
Originally this was a Hungarian word referring to a Bulgarian people that lived along the Danube. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian short form of FERDINAND.
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
Means "beauty, glory" in Hawaiian.
NANNA (1)fDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Norse nanþ meaning "daring, brave". In Norse legend she was a goddess who died of grief when her husband Balder was killed.
NANNA (2)mSumerian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Sumerian god of the moon. He was the son of Enlil and the husband of Ningal.
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
NANOOKmNative American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film 'Nanook of the North' (1922).
Diminutive of NANA (3).
NANUQmNative American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAOISEmIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Means "holy" in Irish Gaelic.
NAOMHÁNmIrish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NA'OMIfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
NAOMI (1)fEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
NAOMI (2)f & mJapanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (mi) meaning "beautiful" (usually feminine) or (mi) meaning "self" (usually masculine). Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
NAOUMmBiblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
Means "my struggle, my strife" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
NAPIERmEnglish (Rare)
From an English and Scots surname which meant "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".
NAPOLEONmHistory, English
From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. The etymology is uncertain, but it is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic mythology to refer to the keepers of a hoard of treasure (often identified with the Burgundians). Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
Original Italian form of NAPOLEON. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
Means "beloved of Sin", from Akkadian narāmu and the god's name SIN. This was the name of a 23rd-century BC ruler of the Akkadian Empire, the grandson of Sargon.
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
Means "sun light" in Mongolian.
Means "sun flower" in Mongolian.
NARAYANmIndian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANANmIndian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISSUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
NARELLEfEnglish (Australian)
Meaning unknown. It was borne by the wife of Umbarra, who was a 19th-century leader of the Yuin, an Aboriginal people.
NARENDRAmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
Means "lily" in Korean.
NARINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of NARENDRA used by Sikhs.
NARSESmAncient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Persian name Narseh, which was derived from Avestan NAIRYOSANGHA. This name was borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.
NASEEMm & fArabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم or Urdu نسیم (see NASIM).
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).
NASHmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
Feminine form of NASIR.
NASRINfPersian, Bengali
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).
NASSIMm & fArabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم (see NASIM).
Alternate transcription of Russian Настасья (see NASTASYA).
Diminutive of ANASTAZIJA.
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
NATm & fEnglish
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
Short form of NATALYA.
NATACHAfFrench, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NATALIE.
NATÁLIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Czech form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIEfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. She is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, and the name has traditionally been more common among Eastern Christians than those in the West. It was popularized in America by actress Natalie Wood (1938-1981), who was born to Russian immigrants.
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Masculine form of NATALIA.
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALIYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATALKAfUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish diminutive of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Russian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATANAELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAILmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NATAŠAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
Greek diminutive of ANASTASIA.
NATASHAfRussian, English
Russian diminutive of NATALYA. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' (1865). It has been used in the English-speaking world only since the 20th century.
Polish form of NATASHA.
Short form of NATHAN or NATHANIEL.
Derived from Georgian ნათელი (nateli) meaning "light, bright".
NATHÁLIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATHALIEfFrench, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
French form of NATALIE, as well as a Dutch, German and Scandinavian variant.
NATHANmEnglish, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAELmBiblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name ןְתַןְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIELmEnglish, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
Diminutive of NATELA.
NATISHAfAfrican American (Rare)
Variant of NATASHA, probably modeled on LATISHA.
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsuki) meaning "moon". Alternatively, it can come from (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsumi) meaning "pick, pluck". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NAUMmRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAUSICAAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ναυσικαα (Nausikaa) meaning "burner of ships". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of a daughter of Alcinous who helps Odysseus on his journey home.
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NAVDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
NAVEEDmPersian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see NAVID).
NAVEENmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नवीन, Kannada ನವೀನ್, Telugu నవీన్, Tamil நவீன் or Malayalam നവീൻ (see NAVIN).
NAVIDmPersian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAVNEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
Spanish form of NAIARA.
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
NAYELIfNative American, Zapotec
Possibly from Zapotec nadxiie lii meaning "I love you" or nayele' meaning "open".
Means "coy" in Turkish.
NAZARmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARETf & mSpanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NAZARIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
Latin name meaning "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name was borne by several early saints, including a man martyred with Celsus in Milan.
NAZARIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
Feminine form of NAZIH.
Means "delicate, beautiful, coy" in Persian.
Turkish form of NAZLI. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Nazlı.
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NDIDIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEAfSwedish, Finnish
Short form of LINNÉA.
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
Variant of NEIL.
NEASfIrish Mythology
Old Irish form of NEASA.
NEASAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.
Variant of NEASA.
Turkish form of NABIL.
Turkish feminine form of NABIL.
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBOJŠAmSerbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEBUCHADNEZZARmBabylonian (Anglicized), Biblical
From ןְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר (Nevukhadnetzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "Nabu protect my eldest son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with kudurru meaning "eldest son" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
NECHTANmIrish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the name of several kings of the Picts.
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
Diminutive of EDWARD or EDMUND. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.
NEDA (2)fPersian
Persian form of NIDA.
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
NEDELJKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELJKOmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
Macedonian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
Macedonian form of NEDELJKO.
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
Turkish form of NADIM.
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
Bulgarian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEELAfTamil, Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Tamil நீலா or Hindi नीला (see NILA).
NEELAMf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see NILAM).
NEELIMAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEEMIASmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Short form of RENEER.
NEERAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).
Modern Greek transcription of NEPHELE.
NEFERTARIfAncient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jrj meaning "the most beautiful". This was the name of an Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the favourite wife of Rameses II.
NEFERTITIfAncient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jytj meaning "the beautiful one has come". Nefertiti was a powerful Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the principal wife of Akhenaton, the pharaoh that briefly imposed a monotheistic religion centered around the sun god Aton.
Turkish form of NAFISA.
NEHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
Means "YAHWEH comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
Means "river" in Turkish.
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NEILmIrish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
Feminine form of NEIL.
Older form of ANEIRIN.
NEITHfEgyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nit, possibly meaning "water". This was the name of an early Egyptian goddess of weaving, hunting and war. Her character may have some correspondences with the goddesses Tanith, Anat or Athena.
Diminutive of JERNEJA.
Diminutive of JERNEJ.
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.