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NINOSLAV m Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NINSUN f Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian nin-sumun-a(k) meaning "lady of the wild cow", derived from 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and the genitive form of 𒄢 (sumun) meaning "wild cow". In Sumerian mythology Ninsun was the divine mother of Gilgamesh.
NINURTA m Sumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lord" and 𒅁 (urta) meaning "ear of barley". In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Ninurta was a god of agriculture, hunting and healing, later associated with war. He was also called Ningirsu, though they may have originally been separate deities.
NIOBE f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
NIOCLÁS m Irish
Irish form of NICHOLAS.
NIR m Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NIRAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
NIRAV m Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRUPAMA f Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NİSA f Turkish
From Arabic نساء (nisa) meaning "women". This is the name of the fourth chapter of the Quran (surah an-Nisa).
NİSANUR f Turkish
From the name NİSA combined with Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
NISHANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NISHAT m & f Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NISSA f Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NISUS m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Virgil's 'Aeneid', this was the name of the son of the Trojan Hyrtacus (himself mentioned in the 'Iliad', though Nisus is not). In the 'Aeneid' Nisus is the friend of Euryalus. After Euryalus is captured by the Rutuli, both are slain when Nisus attempts to save him.
NITA (1) f English
Short form of ANITA (1) and other names ending in nita.
NITA (2) f Native American, Choctaw
Means "bear" in Choctaw.
NITHIN m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITHYA f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIKA f Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA f & m Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
NITZA f Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZAN m & f Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIUSHA f Persian
Means "good listener" in Persian.
NIV m Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NIVEN m Scottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIVES f Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIVIARSIAQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "girl" in Greenlandic. This is the name of a variety of flower that grows on Greenland.
NIXON m English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of NICK". It was borne by the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
NIZAR m Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".
NIZHONI f Native American, Navajo
Means "beautiful" from Navajo nizhóní.
NJÅL m Norwegian
Norwegian form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLA f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLL m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJERI f Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "travelling one" in Kikuyu. Njeri (or Wanjeri) is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NJINGA m & f Central African, Mbundu
Possibly from a Bantu root meaning "to twist, to wrap" (kujinga in Kimbundu), alluding to the wrapping of the umbilical cord around the neck of the newborn. This name was borne by kings and queens of the African kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, notably a 17th-century queen of Ndongo who resisted the Portuguese.
NJORD m Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njǫrðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NJǪRÐR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of NJORD.
NKAUJ f Hmong
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
NKECHINYERE f Western African, Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIM m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKIRUKA f Western African, Igbo
Means "the best is still to come" in Igbo.
NKOSANA m Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKOSAZANA f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA m & f Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDI m Western African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NNEKA f Western African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NNENNA f Western African, Igbo
Means "father's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her paternal grandmother.
NNENNE f Western African, Igbo
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her maternal grandmother.
NOA (1) f Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Biblical
Modern Hebrew form of NOAH (2), the daughter of Zelophehad in the Bible. It is also the form used in several other languages, as well as the spelling used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
NOA (2) m Croatian, French
Croatian form of NOAH (1), as well as a French variant.
NOA (3) f Japanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NOACH m Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NO'AH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOAH (1) m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, repose", derived from the root נוּחַ (nuach). According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the Great Flood. After the flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
NOAH (2) f Biblical
From the Hebrew name נֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad. In English this name is typically spelled the same as the name of the male biblical character Noah, though in Hebrew they are written distinctly.
NOAK m Swedish
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
NOAM m & f Hebrew, French
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOBLE m English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOBORU m Japanese
From Japanese (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
NOBU m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust", (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.
NOBURU m Japanese
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
NOBUYUKI m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" or (nobu) meaning "extend, stretch, open" combined with (yuki) meaning "row, line" or (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NOE m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
NOËL m French
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
NOEL m English
English form of NOËL.
NOELA f Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOELANI f Hawaiian
Means "heavenly mist" from Hawaiian noe "mist" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
NOÈLE f French
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOELENE f English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of NOEL.
NOELIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLA f French
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOËLLE f French, Dutch
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLE f English
English form of NOËLLE.
NOÉMI f Hungarian, French
Hungarian and French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMI f Italian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMÍ f Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOÉMIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÊMIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÉMIE f French
French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIN f Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
NOGA f & m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of NOGAH, usually used as a feminine name.
NOGAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament.
NOHAM m French (Modern)
French variant of NOAM.
NOHEMI f Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NÓIRÍN f Irish
Irish diminutive of NORA (1).
NOJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
NOKOMIS f New World Mythology
Means "my grandmother" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology this is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother. It was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the grandmother of Hiawatha in his poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).
NÖL m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
NOLA f English, Irish
Diminutive of MAGNOLIA, FINOLA and other names containing a similar sound.
NOLAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.
NOLENE f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of NOLA.
NÖLKE m Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NOLL m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NOLLAIG m & f Irish
Means "Christmas" in Irish.
NOLWENN f Breton
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
NOMIKI f Greek
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) meaning "relating to the law".
NOMUSA f Southern African, Ndebele
Means "merciful" in Ndebele.
NON f Welsh
Possibly derived from Latin nonna meaning "nun". This was the name of the mother of Saint David.
NONA (1) f Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin nonus meaning "ninth", referring to the nine months of pregnancy. This was the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy. She was also one of the three Fates (or Parcae).
NONA (2) f English, Ancient Roman (Rare)
Feminine form of NONUS. It was also used in 19th-century England, derived directly from Latin nonus "ninth" and traditionally given to the ninth-born child.
NONHELEMA f Native American, Shawnee
Possibly means "not a man" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief, the sister of Hokolesqua.
NONHLE f Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with hle "beautiful".
NONIE f English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA (1).
NONNA f Russian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONUS m Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NOOA m Finnish
Finnish form of NOAH (1).
NOOR (1) f & m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu نور (see NUR).
NOOR (2) f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
NOORA (1) f Finnish
Finnish form of NORA (1).
NOORA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).
NOORTJE f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch diminutive of ELEONORA.
NOR (1) f & m Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOR (2) m Limburgish
Short form of NORBAER.
NÓRA f Hungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA (1).
NORA (1) f Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
NORA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).
NORAH (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).
NORBAER m Limburgish
Limburgish form of NORBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Norbert.
NORBERT m German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord meaning "north" and beraht meaning "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
NORBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NORBU m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
NOREEN f Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA (1).
NORENE f Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA (1).
NORI m Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "ceremony, rites" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
NORIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "law, rule" or (nori) meaning "rule, ceremony" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NORINA f Italian
Italian diminutive of NORA (1).
NORM m English
Short form of NORMAN.
NORMA f English, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera 'Norma' (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of NORMAN.
NORMAN m English, Ancient Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman Conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers and later as a given name. After the Conquest it became more common, but died out around the 14th century. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to a character by this name in C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Daisy Chain' (1856).
NORMAND m English
From a surname that was derived from the same source as the name NORMAN.
NORMINA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of NORMA.
NORRIS m English
From an English surname, either NORRIS (1) or NORRIS (2).
NORTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "north town" in Old English.
NORWOOD m English
From a surname that was originally taken from a place name meaning "north wood" in Old English.
NOSIPHO f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa
From the Zulu and Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isipho "gift".
NOSIZWE f Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isizwe "nation".
NOSSON m Yiddish
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
NOTAH m Native American, Navajo
Means "almost there" in Navajo.
NOU f Hmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
NOUD m Dutch
Short form of ARNOUD.
NOUR f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور (see NUR).
NOURA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see NURA).
NOUREDDINE m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
NOUSHA f Persian
Means "sweet, pleasant" in Persian.
NOUT m Dutch
Short form of ARNOUT.
NOVA f English
Derived from Latin novus meaning "new". It was first used as a name in the 19th century.
NOVAK m Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NOWELL m English (Rare)
From the surname Nowell (a variant of NOEL).
NOXOLO f Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From the Xhosa and Ndebele feminine prefix no- combined with uxolo "peace".
NOY f & m Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYA f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew נוֹי (noi) meaning "beauty".
NSIA m & f Western African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWA m & f Western African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDA m & f Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NTOMBI f Southern African, Zulu
Means "girl" in Zulu.
NTOMBIFUTHI f Southern African, Zulu
Means "a girl again" in Zulu.
NTOMBIZODWA f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "only girls", from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele intombi "girl" and zodwa "only".
NTSUAB f Hmong
Means "green" in Hmong.
NUADA m Irish Mythology
Possibly means "to acquire" in Celtic. In Irish mythology he was a divine leader of the Tuatha De Danann. After he lost an arm in battle it was replaced with one made from silver. He was later killed in battle against the Fomorii.
NUALA f Irish
Short form of FIONNUALA.
NUALLÁN m Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish nuall "noble, famous" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NUAN f Chinese
From Chinese (nuǎn) meaning "warm, genial" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
NUBIA f Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NUDD m Welsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of NUADA.
NUH m Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
NUHA (1) f Arabic
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
NUHA (2) f Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess of the sun, identified with Shams.
NUKA m & f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
NUMITOR m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Numitor was the king of Alba Longa and the father of Rhea Silvia. He was overthrown by his brother Amulius, but reinstated by his grandsons Romulus and Remus.
NUÑO m Medieval Spanish
Spanish form of NUNO.
NUNO m Portuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
NUNZIA f Italian
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
NUNZIATINA f Italian
Diminutive of NUNZIA.
NUNZIO m Italian
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
NUR f & m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NURA f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of NUR.
NUR AD-DIN m Arabic
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
NURASYL m Kazakh (Rare)
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and асыл (asyl) meaning "precious, noble".
NURAY f Turkish
Means "bright moon" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Turkic ay meaning "moon".
NURCAN f Turkish
Means "bright soul" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian jan meaning "soul, life".
NURETTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of NUR AD-DIN.
NURGÜL f Turkish
Means "radiant rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
NURI m Arabic
Means "my light" in Arabic.
NURİ m Turkish
Turkish form of NURI.
NÚRIA f Catalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIA f Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NURISLAM m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام).
NURIT f Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURLAN m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and ұлан (ulan) meaning "soldier".
NURMUHAMAD m Avar
Combination of Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and the name MUHAMAD.
NURSULTAN m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" and сұлтан (sultan) meaning "sultan, king" (both words of Arabic origin).
NURTEN f Turkish
Means "radiant skin" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian تن (tan) meaning "body".
NURU f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NURUDDIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN).
NURUL m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
NURULLAH m Arabic, Turkish
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
NURZHAN m Kazakh
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and жан (zhan) meaning "soul" (of Persian origin).
NUŠA f Slovene
Short form of ANUŠA.
NWANNEKA f Western African, Igbo
Means "my siblings are supreme" in Igbo.
NYALA f Various
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYAMBURA f Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu mbura meaning "rain". This is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NYARAI f Southern African, Shona
Means "be humble" in Shona.
NYAZIK f Turkmen
Means "graceful" in Turkmen.
NYDIA f English (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
NYE m Welsh
Diminutive of ANEIRIN.
NYLA f English
Possibly a feminine form of NILES, influenced by similar-sounding names such as Kyla.
NYMPHODORA f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νυμφη (nymphe) "bride, nymph" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Menodora and Metrodora.
NYNKE f Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NYNNIAW m Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown, presumably of Welsh origin. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a Welsh prince who fought against the invading forces of Julius Caesar. It was also borne by an 8th-century Welsh historian, usually known by the Latinized form Nennius.
NYOMAN m & f Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder". This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
NYONGESA m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
NYREE f English (New Zealand)
Anglicized form of NGAIRE. It was borne by New Zealand actress Nyree Dawn Porter (1936-2001).
NYSSA f Various
From the name of an ancient town of Asia Minor where Saint Gregory was bishop. Nyssa is also the genus name of a type of tree, also called the Tupelo.
NYX f Greek Mythology
Means "night" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the night, the daughter of Khaos and the wife of Erebos.
NYYRIKKI m Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Finnish god of the hunt, the son of Tapio.