Names Starting with N

Niketas m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητής (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
Nikhil m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
Nikhila f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of Nikhil.
Niki 1 f Greek
Modern Greek form of Nike.
Niki 2 f English
Diminutive of Nicole.
Nikias m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
Nikica m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of Nikola 1.
Nikifor m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nikephoros.
Nikita 1 m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of Niketas. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
Nikita 2 f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
Nikitha f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian variant of Nikita 2.
Nikki f English
Diminutive of Nicole.
Niklaus m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Nicholas.
Niklāvs m Latvian
Latvian variant form of Nicholas.
Niko m Finnish, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian, German
Finnish form of Nicholas, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.
Nikodem m Polish
Polish form of Nicodemus.
Nikodim m Russian
Russian form of Nicodemus.
Nikol f Czech, Bulgarian, Greek
Czech, Bulgarian and Greek form of Nicole.
Nikola 1 m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Basque, Medieval Slavic
Form of Nicholas in several languages. Note, in Czech this is also a feminine name (see Nikola 2).
Nikola 2 f German, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of Nicholas. Note, in Czech this is also a masculine name (see Nikola 1).
Nikolaas m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant of Nicolaas.
Nikolai m Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Николай (see Nikolay).
Nikolaj m Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of Nicholas.
Nikolajs m Latvian
Latvian form of Nicholas.
Nikolao m Esperanto
Esperanto form of Nicholas.
Nikolas m Greek, English
Variant of Nikolaos (Greek) or Nicholas (English).
Nikolasz m Hungarian (Modern)
Hungarian form of Nicholas. This form is a modern adaptation (based on the spelling in English or another foreign language), as opposed to the traditional form Miklós.
Nikolaus m German
German form of Nicholas.
Nikolay m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Nicholas. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
Nikolče m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Nicholas.
Nikolche m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Николче (see Nikolče).
Nikole f Basque, English
Basque form of Nicole, as well as an English variant.
Nikoleta f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of Nicolette.
Nikolett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nicolette.
Nikoletta f Hungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of Nicoletta.
Nikolina f Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of Nicholas.
Nikollë m Albanian
Albanian form of Nicholas.
Nikoloz m Georgian
Georgian form of Nicholas.
Nikomachos m Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle". This was the name of both the father and son of the Greek philosopher Aristotle. It was also borne by a 2nd-century Greek mathematician.
Nikomedes m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and μήδεα (medea) meaning "plans, counsel, cunning". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
Nikon m Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory".
Nikora m & f Maori
Maori form of Nicholas or Nicole.
Nikos m Greek
Greek short form of Nikolaos.
Nikostratos m Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and στρατός (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century.
Nikša m Croatian
Diminutive of Nikola 1.
Nikusha m Georgian
Diminutive of Nikoloz.
Nil m & f Catalan, Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare), Belarusian (Rare), Turkish
Catalan, Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Neilos (and the Nile River). This name was borne by a 15th-century Russian saint, Nil Sorsky. As a Turkish name it is feminine, and comes directly from the Turkish name for the river.
Nila f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
Nilam f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
Nilas m Sami
Sami form of Nils.
Nilay f Turkish, Azerbaijani
From Turkish and Azerbaijani Nil, the name of the Nile River, combined with ay meaning "moon".
Nilda f Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of Brunilda.
Niles m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Neil.
Nilesh m Indian, Marathi
From Sanskrit नील (nila) meaning "dark blue" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
Nili f Hebrew
Acronym of the phrase נצח ישׂראל לא ישׁקר (Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker) meaning "the eternity of Israel will not lie". This phrase appears in the Old Testament in 1 Samuel 15:29. It was used as the name of a Jewish spy network in Palestine during World War I.
Nilima f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
Nilo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Neilos (and also of the Nile River).
Niloofar f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian نیلوفر (see Niloufar).
Niloufar f Persian
Means "water lily" in Persian.
Nils m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Nicholas.
Nilufar f Uzbek, Bengali
Uzbek and Bengali form of Niloufar.
Nilüfer f Turkish
Turkish form of Niloufar.
Nima 1 f & m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
Nima 2 m Persian
Persian name of uncertain meaning, possibly "just, fair" or "half moon".
Nimat f & m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of Nima 1.
Nimet f Turkish
Turkish form of Nimat.
Nimród m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nimrod.
Nimrod m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]
Nimue f Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French Lancelot-Grail Cycle.
Ņina f Latvian
Latvian form of Nina 1.
Nina 1 f Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as Antonina or Giannina. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl". A famous bearer was the American musician Nina Simone (1933-2003).
Nina 2 f Indigenous American, Quechua, Aymara
Means "fire" in Quechua and Aymara.
Nina 3 f Russian
Russian form of Nino 2.
Ninad m Indian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
Nindaanis f Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "my daughter" in Ojibwe.
Nine f Frisian
Frisian short form of Katherine.
Ninel f Russian
Reversal of the surname Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
Ninette f French
Diminutive of Nina 1.
Ninfa f Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Nympha.
Ning f & m Chinese
From Chinese (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Ningal f Sumerian Mythology
Means "great lady", from Sumerian 𒎏 (nin) meaning "lady" and 𒃲 (gal) meaning "big, great". This was the name of a goddess of reeds in Sumerian mythology. She was the daughter of Enki and the wife of Nanna.
Ninhursag f Sumerian Mythology
Means "lady of the mountain", from Sumerian 𒎏 (nin) meaning "lady" and 𒉺𒂅 (hursaĝ) meaning "mountain". This was the name of the Sumerian mother and fertility goddess, the primary consort of Enki.
Ninian m Scottish
From the name of a 5th-century British saint, known as the Apostle to the Picts, who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures. He first appears briefly in the 8th-century Latin writings of the historian Bede, though his name is only written in the ablative case Nynia. This may represent a Brythonic name *Ninniau.
Ninisina f Sumerian Mythology
Means "lady of Isin", from Sumerian 𒎏 (nin) meaning "lady" combined with the name of the city-state of Isin. This was the name of a Sumerian goddess of healing, later conflated with Gula.
Ninlil f Sumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒎏 (nin) meaning "lady" and possibly 𒆤 (lil) meaning "wind". This was the name of a Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian goddess, the consort of Enlil.
Ninniau m Brythonic (Hypothetical)
Possible early form of Ninian.
Nino 1 m Italian
Short form of Giannino, Antonino and other names ending in nino.
Nino 2 f Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Greek feminine form of Ninos. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a Greek-speaking woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
Ninochka f Russian
Diminutive of Nina 1.
Ninon f French
French diminutive of Anne 1.
Ninos m Ancient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from the name of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria. According to Greek historians this was the name of the husband of Semiramis and the founder of Nineveh. In actuality he does not correspond to any known Assyrian king, and is likely a composite character named after the city.
Ninoslav m Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
Ninoslava f Serbian
Feminine form of Ninoslav.
Ninsun f Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian nin-sumun-a(k) meaning "lady of the wild cow", derived from 𒎏 (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 𒎏 (nin) meaning "lord" and 𒅁 (urta) meaning "ear of barley". In Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian 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.
Nîpisiy f Indigenous American, Cree
Means "willow" in Cree.
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.
Nis m Danish
Contracted form of Nils or Niels 1.
Nisa f Turkish
From Arabic نساء (nisa) meaning "women". This is the name of the fourth chapter of the Quran (surah an-Nisa).
Nisanur f Turkish
From the name Nisa 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "young girl" in Greenlandic. This is the name of a variety of flower that grows on Greenland, the dwarf fireweed (species Chamaenerion latifolium).
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".
Nizhóní f Indigenous American, Navajo
From Navajo nizhóní meaning "beautiful".
Njål m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Njáll.
Njála f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Njáll.
Njáll m Old Norse, 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 (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From Old Norse Njǫrðr, derived from Proto-Germanic *Nerþuz. It might derive from the Indo-European root *hnerto- meaning "strong, vigorous". Njord was the Norse god associated with the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir gods.
Njǫrðr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Njord.
Nkauj f Hmong
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
Nkechinyere f Western African, Igbo
Means "this which God gave" in Igbo.
Nkemdilim f Western African, Igbo
Means "that which is mine belongs to me" in Igbo.
Nkiruka f Western African, Igbo
Means "that to come is greater" 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 "mother is greater" in Igbo.
Nnenna f Western African, Igbo
Means "father's mother" in Igbo. This name is given in honour of the child's paternal grandmother.
Nnenne f Western African, Igbo
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo. This name is given in honour of the child's 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, Hawaiian, French
Croatian and Hawaiian 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 (Rare), Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of Noah 1.
No'ah f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Noah 2.
Noah 1 m English, German, 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 (Rare)
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.
Nobuko f Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji characters can also form this name.
Noburu m Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
Nobutoshi m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" and (toshi) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
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.
Nodens m Celtic Mythology
Possibly from the old Celtic root *snowdo- meaning "mist, haze". Alternatively it might be related to the Indo-European root *neud- meaning "to acquire, to use". This is the name of a Celtic god associated with healing, hunting and fishing. He is known from a shrine excavated at Gloucestershire, where the name is only found in the dative forms Nodenti and Nodonti. He probably forms the basis for the legendary figures of Nuada (Irish) and Nudd (Welsh).
Nodir m Uzbek
Uzbek form of Nadir.
Nodira f Uzbek
Uzbek feminine form of Nadir.
Noe m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Georgian
Form of Noah 1 used in the Greek and Latin Bible. This is also the Georgian form.
Noé m French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Biblical French, Biblical Spanish, Biblical Portuguese
French, Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian form of Noah 1.
Noè m Italian, Biblical Italian
Italian form of Noah 1.
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 & f English
English form of Noël or Noëlle (rarely). It was fairly popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in the middle of the 20th century. It is occasionally written with a diaeresis, like in French. A famous bearer is British musician Noel Gallagher (1967-).
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.
Noëlla 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 form and French variant of Naomi 1.
Noemi f Italian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, German, Biblical Latin
Form of Naomi 1 in several languages.
Noemí f Spanish
Spanish form of Naomi 1.
Noémia f Portuguese (European)
European 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 variant form of Naomi 1.
Nóirín f Irish
Irish diminutive of Nora 1.
Noíse m Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of Naoise.
Nojus m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Noah 1.
Nokomis f New World Mythology
From Ojibwe nookomis meaning "my grandmother". In Anishinaabe legend this is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother. It was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the grandmother of Hiawatha in his 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.
Nöl m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of Arnold.
Nola f English
Meaning uncertain, possibly a feminine form of Noll inspired by Lola. It has been most common in Australia and New Zealand, especially in the first half of the 20th century.
Nolan m English, French (Modern)
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Nualláin, itself derived from the given name Nuallán. The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer. This name has climbed steadily in popularity since the 1970s.
Nolene f Southern African, Afrikaans
Elaborated form of Nola, most commonly found in South Africa.
Nölke m Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of Arnold.
Noll m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Oliver.
Nollaig f & m Irish
Means "Christmas" in Irish. This name was created in the 20th century as a translation of Noël.
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 νομικός (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". According to tradition, 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.
Nona 3 f Georgian
Georgian form of Nonna.
Nonhelema f Indigenous 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 Late Greek, Russian
Feminine form of Nonnos. This was the name of a 4th-century saint from Nazianzus in Cappadocia. She was the mother of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus.
Nonnos m Late Greek
Meaning unknown, probably of Egyptian or Semitic origin. Saint Nonnos was a 4th-century Egyptian monk who became a bishop of Heliopolis in Syria. The name was also borne by a noted 5th-century Egyptian poet who wrote in Greek.
Nonus m Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a rare praenomen.
Nooa m Finnish
Finnish form of Noah 1.
Noodin m Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "wind" in Ojibwe.
Noor 1 f & m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu نور (see Nur).
Noor 2 f Dutch
Dutch 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).
Noor-Ali m Persian
From Persian نور (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with the name Ali 1. Though usually transcribed into Latin characters with a dash or a space, it is not written with a space in Persian.
Noortje f Dutch
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 English, Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
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 1 f English, Irish
Variant of Nora 1.
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, Slovak, Germanic
Derived from the Old German 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
Anglicized form of Nóirín.
Norene f English
Variant of Noreen.
Nori m Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "ceremony, rites" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Noriaki m Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "law" or (nori) meaning "rule, ceremony" combined with (aki) meaning "bright, light, clear". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Noriko f Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "rule, ceremony" or (nori) meaning "chronicle" 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, Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Scandinavians. 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 1856 novel The Daisy Chain. Famous bearers include the American painter Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) and the American author Norman Mailer (1923-2007).
Normand m French (Quebec)
French form of 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 Indigenous American, Navajo
Possibly means "almost there" in Navajo.
Notos m Greek Mythology
Greek form of Notus.
Notus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Νότος (Notos) meaning "south wind". This was the name of the god of the south wind in Greek mythology.
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).
Noureddin m Persian
Persian form of Nur ad-Din.
Noureddine m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see Nur ad-Din) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Nousha f Persian (Rare)
Means "sweet, pleasant" in Persian.
Nout m Dutch
Short form of Arnout.
Nova f English, Swedish (Modern), Dutch (Modern)
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". A notable bearer is the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (1987-).
Novalee f English (Modern)
Elaboration of Nova using the popular name suffix lee. It was used for the central character in the novel Where the Heart Is (1995), as well as the 2000 film adaptation.
Novella f Italian
Derived from Latin novellus meaning "new, young, novel", a diminutive of novus "new". This name was borne by the 14th-century Italian scholar Novella d'Andrea, who taught law at the University of Bologna.
Nowell m English (Rare)
From the surname Nowell (a variant of Noel).
Nox f Roman Mythology
Means "night" in Latin. Nox is the Roman goddess of the night, the equivalent of the Greek goddess Nyx.
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".
Noyabrina f Russian (Rare)
Derived from Russian ноябрь (noyabr) meaning "November". It was coined by Communist parents in order to commemorate the October Revolution of 1917, which according to the Gregorian calendar (not in use in Russia at the time) actually took place in November 1917.
Nqobile f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "they conquered" in Zulu, from nqoba "to conquer".
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.
Nu m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian nnw meaning "primeval water". In Egyptian mythology this was the name of the god who personified the primeval waters from which the earth was born.
Nuada m Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Nuadu, probably from Nodens. In Irish mythology he was the first king of the Tuatha Dé Danann. After he lost an arm in battle it was replaced with one made from silver, and he received the byname Airgetlám meaning "silver hand". He was later killed fighting the monstrous Fomorians led by Balor. This name was also borne by a few semi-legendary Irish kings.
Nuadha m Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Nuada.
Nuadu m Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Old Irish form of Nuada.
Nuala f Irish
Short form of Fionnuala.
Nuallán m Medieval Irish
Irish byname derived from nuall meaning "famous, loud" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Nuan f Chinese
From Chinese (nuǎn) meaning "warm, genial" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.