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SAROLT f Hungarian (Rare)
From the Old Hungarian name Saroldu, probably of Turkic origin meaning "white weasel, ermine". This was the wife of the 10th-century Hungarian grand prince Géza.
SAROLTA f Hungarian
Variant of SAROLT, also used as a Hungarian form of CHARLOTTE.
SAROSH m Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of SOROUSH.
SARPEDON m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek legend Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Laodamia, and the king of the Lycians. He was one of the chief warriors who fought against the Greeks in defense of Troy, but he was killed by Patroclus. Another Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Europa.
SARRA f Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SARVESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
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).
SASHKA f Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASHO m Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASITHORN f Thai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
SASKIA f Dutch, German
From the Germanic element sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SAŠO m Slovene
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SASSA f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of ASTRID, ALEXANDRA or SARAH.
SATAN m Theology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SATCHEL m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Old English sacc meaning "sack, bag", referring to a person who was a bag maker.
SATI f Hinduism
Means "truthful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this was the name of a goddess, a wife of Shiva. After her death she was reborn as the goddess Parvati.
SATISHA m Hinduism
Means "lord of Sati" from the name of the Hindu goddess SATI combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
SATOMI f Japanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SATU f Finnish
Means "fairy tale, fable" in Finnish.
SATURN m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Saturnus, which is of unknown meaning. In Roman mythology he was the father of Jupiter, Juno and others, and was also the god of agriculture. This is also the name of the ringed sixth planet in the solar system.
SATURNINA f Ancient Roman, Spanish
Feminine form of SATURNINUS. This was the name of a legendary saint who was supposedly martyred in northern France.
SATURNINO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of SATURNINUS.
SATURNINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the name of the Roman god Saturnus (see SATURN). This was the name of several early saints.
SAUDA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "dark complexion" in Swahili.
SAUL m Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) meaning "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SAULĖ f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAULI m Finnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SAULIUS m Lithuanian
Masculine form of SAULĖ. This is also the Lithuanian form of SAUL.
SAUNDRA f Scottish
Scottish form of SANDRA.
SAVA m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SAVANNAH f English
From the English word for the large grassy plain, ultimately deriving from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie 'Savannah Smiles' (1982).
SAVAŞ m Turkish
Means "war" in Turkish.
SAVELI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Савелий (see SAVELIY).
SAVELIY m Russian
Russian form of the Latin name Sabellius meaning "a Sabine". The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy.
SAVELY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Савелий (see SAVELIY).
SAVERIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of XAVIER.
SAVERIO m Italian
Italian form of XAVIER.
SAVERIU m Corsican
Corsican form of XAVIER.
SAVINA f Italian
Italian variant of SABINA.
SAVINO m Italian
Italian variant form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SAVIO m Italian
Means "clever, bright" in Italian.
SAVITR m Hinduism
Means "rouser, stimulator" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu sun god, sometimes identified with Surya.
SAVITRI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SAVVA m Russian
Russian form of SABAS.
SAWDA f Arabic
Possibly means "palm-tree garden" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
SAWNEY m Scottish
Scottish form of SANDY.
SAWSAN f Arabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAWYER m English (Modern)
From a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English. Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).
SAWYL m Welsh
Welsh form of SAMUEL.
SAXA f Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of SASKIA.
SAXON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Saxons, ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife". This name can also be given in direct reference to the tribe.
SAYAKA f Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "sand" or (sa) meaning "thread, silk" with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an interjection, combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
SAYEN f Native American, Mapuche
Means "sweet, lovely" in Mapuche.
SAYURI f Japanese
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations.
SAYYID m Arabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
SAYYIDA f Arabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
SCARLET f English (Modern)
Either a variant of SCARLETT or else from the English word for the red colour (both of the same origin, a type of cloth).
SCARLETT f English
From a surname that denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)). Margaret Mitchell used this name for Scarlett O'Hara, the main character in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936). Scarlett's name came from her grandmother's maiden name.
SCEVOLA m Italian
Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
SCHEHERAZADE f Literature
Anglicized form of SHAHRAZAD.
SCHOLASTICA f Late Roman
From a Late Latin name that was derived from scholasticus meaning "rhetorician, orator". Saint Scholastica was a 6th-century Benedictine abbess, the sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia.
SCHUYLER m English
From a Dutch surname meaning "scholar". Dutch settlers brought the surname to America, where it was subsequently adopted as a given name in honour of the American general and senator Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).
SCILLA f Italian
Short form of PRISCILLA. This is also the Italian word for the squill flower (genus Scilla).
SCOT m English, Scottish
Variant form of SCOTT.
SCOTT m English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname that referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.
SCOTTIE m English, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOTTY m English, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SCOUT f English (Rare)
From the English word scout meaning "one who gathers information covertly", which is derived from Old French escouter "to listen". Harper Lee used this name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960).
m Irish
Variant of SÉAGHDHA.
SEACHNALL m Irish
Possibly an Irish form of SECUNDINUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, also known as Secundinus.
SEAD m Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SÉAFRA m Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SEAGHDH m Scottish
Scottish form of SÉAGHDHA.
SÉAGHDHA m Irish
Possibly means "esteemed, majestic" in Irish Gaelic.
SÉAMAS m Irish
Irish form of JAMES.
SÉAMUS m Irish
Irish form of JAMES.
SEÁN m Irish
Irish form of JOHN.
SEAN m Irish, English
Anglicized form of SEÁN.
SEANÁN m Irish
Variant of SENÁN.
SEANNA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of SEÁN.
SÉARLAIT f Irish
Irish form of CHARLOTTE.
SÉARLAS m Irish
Irish form of CHARLES.
SEBASTIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÁN m Spanish, Czech
Spanish form and Czech variant of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIAN m German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian, Czech
From the Latin name Sebastianus, which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SEBASTIANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIANO m Italian
Italian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIEN m French
French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENNE f French
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTIJAN m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTJAN m Slovene
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBESTYÉN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBIRE f Norman
Norman form of SIBYL.
SEBLE f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "harvest" in Amharic.
ŞEBNEM f Turkish
Turkish form of SHABNAM.
SECHNALL m Irish
Variant of SEACHNALL.
SECUNDINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name derived from the praenomen SECUNDUS. Saint Secundinus, also known as Seachnall, was a 5th-century assistant to Saint Patrick who became the first bishop of Dunshaughlin.
SECUNDUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "second" in Latin.
SEDA f Turkish
Means "voice, echo" in Turkish.
SEDEF f Turkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SEDNA f Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father.
SEELA f Finnish
Possibly a Finnish form of SELA.
SEEMA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सीमा (see SIMA (2)).
SEETA f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सीता (see SITA).
SEETHA f Tamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEFTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town in the rushes" in Old English.
SEFU m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sword" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic سيف (sayf).
SEGISMUNDO m Spanish
Spanish form of SIGISMUND.
SÉGOLÈNE f French
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
SEHER f Turkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
ŞEHRAZAD f Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHRAZAT f Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHRAZAD.
ŞEHZADE m Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHZAD.
SEIJA f Finnish
Derived from Finnish seijas meaning "tranquil, serene".
SEISYLL m Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of SEXTILIUS.
SEJAD m Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SEKAI f Southern African, Shona
Means "be humourous" in Shona.
SEKANI m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
SEKAR m Tamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SEKHAR m Indian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SELA f English (Rare)
From the name of a city, the capital of Edom, which appears in the Old Testament. It means "rock" in Hebrew.
SELAH f Biblical
From a Hebrew musical term that occurs many times in the Old Testament Psalms. It was probably meant to indicate a musical pause.
SELAHATTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of SALAH AL-DIN.
SELBY m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SELENA f Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of SELENE. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
SELENE f Greek Mythology
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, a Titan. She was sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
SELEUCUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σελευκος (Seleukos), of unknown meaning. This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals, who established the Seleucid Empire in Western Asia after Alexander's death.
SELİM m Turkish
Turkish form of SALIM. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.
SELIMA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمة (see SALIMA).
SELINA f English
Possibly a variant of CÉLINE or SELENE. As an English name, it first came into use in the 17th century.
SELINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of SELENE.
SELMA (1) f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SELMA (2) f Turkish
Turkish form of SALMA.
SELMAN m Turkish
Turkish form of SALMAN.
SELVAGGIA f Italian
Means "wild" in Italian.
SELWYN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from an Old English given name, which was formed of the elements sele "manor" and wine "friend".
SEM m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SEMELE f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phrygian origin. In Greek mythology she was one of the many lovers of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, tricked Semele into asking Zeus to display himself in all his splendour as the god of thunder. When he did, Semele was struck by lightning and died, but not before giving birth to Dionysos.
SEMEN m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Семён (see SEMYON).
SEMİH m Turkish
Means "generous" in Turkish.
SEMİHA f Turkish
Feminine form of SEMİH.
SEMİR m Turkish
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
SEMIRAMIS f Ancient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from a Greek form of the name SHAMMURAMAT. According to ancient Greek and Armenian sources, Semiramis (Շամիրամ (Shamiram) in Armenian) was an Assyrian queen who conquered much of Asia. Though the tales are legendary, she might be loosely based on the real Assyrian queen.
SEMRA f Turkish
Turkish form of SAMRA.
ŞEMSETTİN m Turkish
Turkish form of SHAMS AL-DIN.
SEMYON m Russian
Russian form of SIMON (1).
SENÁN m Irish
Means "little old person", derived from Old Irish sen "old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Senán was a 6th-century monk from Munster, Ireland.
SENAN m Irish
Anglicized form of SENÁN.
ŞENAY f Turkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
SENCE f Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHIA.
SENDER m Yiddish
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
SENDOA m Basque
Means "strong" in Basque.
SENECA m Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen derived from Latin senectus meaning "old". This was the name of both a Roman orator (born in Spain) and also of his son, a philosopher and statesman. This name also coincides with that of the Seneca, a Native American tribe that lived near the Great Lakes, whose name meant "place of stones".
ŞENER m Turkish
From Turkish şen meaning "happy" and er meaning "brave man".
SENGA f Scottish
Sometimes explained as an anagram of AGNES, but more likely derived from Gaelic seang "slender".
SENJA f Finnish
Finnish form of XENIA.
SENKA f Serbian, Croatian
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
SENN m Dutch (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly related to SENNE.
SENNA f & m Dutch (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly from the name of the senna plant.
SENNACHERIB m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Akkadian Sin-ahhi-eriba meaning "Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers", from the god's name SIN combined with a plural form of aḫu meaning "brother" and riābu meaning "to replace". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Assyrian king who destroyed Babylon. He appears in the Old Testament.
SENNE m Dutch (Modern)
Possibly a Dutch diminutive of SEBASTIAN or SANDER.
ŞENOL m & f Turkish
Means "be happy", from Turkish şen "happy".
SENS f Medieval Spanish
Old variant of SANCHA.
SENTA f German
Diminutive of KRESZENTIA.
SEOC m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of JACK.
SEO-HYEON f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" combined with (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SEO-HYUN f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서현 (see SEO-HYEON).
SEOIRSE m Irish
Irish form of GEORGE.
SEO-JOON m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서준 (see SEO-JUN).
SEO-JUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" or (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
SEOK m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seok) meaning "stone" or (seok) meaning "tin", as well as other characters that are pronounced the same way.
SEONA f Scottish
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID.
SEONAG f Scottish
Scottish form of JOAN (1).
SEÒNAID f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of JOAN (1).
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-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "abundant, flourishing" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "daybreak, bright". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEONG-HUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". Other hanja character combinations can form this name as well.
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-JIN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "star, planet" combined with (jin) meaning "town, marketplace" or (jin) meaning "shake, tremor, excite". Other hanja character combinations are also 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.
SEONG-SU m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "holy, sacred" combined with (su), which refers to a river in China. Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEÒRAS m Scottish
Scottish form of GEORGE.
SEÒSAIDH m Scottish
Scottish form of JOSEPH.
SEOSAMH m Irish
Irish form of JOSEPH.
SEO-YEON f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yeon) meaning "beautiful, graceful", besides other hanja character combinations.
SEO-YUN f Korean
From Sino-Korean (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (yun) meaning "soft, sleek", as well as other hanja character combinations.
SÉPHORA f French
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SEPI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SEPPO (1) or SEBASTIAN.
SEPP m German
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
SEPPEL m German
German diminutive of JOSEPH.
SEPPO (1) m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish seppä "smith". Seppo Ilmarinen ("the smith Ilmarinen") was the name of a master craftsman in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
SEPPO (2) m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of SEBASTIAN.
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.
SEPTIMA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of SEPTIMUS.
SEPTIMIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from SEPTIMUS. Septimius Severus was an early 3rd-century Roman emperor. This was also the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr.
SEPTIMUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "seventh" in Latin.
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.
SEQUOYAH m Native American, Cherokee
Possibly from Cherokee siqua meaning "hog". This was the name of the Cherokee man (also known as George Guess) who devised the Cherokee writing system in the 19th century.
SERA f English (Rare)
Either a variant of SARAH or a short form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFEIM m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σεραφειμ (see SERAFIM).
SERAFIM m Greek, Russian, Romanian, Macedonian
Greek, Russian, Romanian and Macedonian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAFIMA f Russian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFIN m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAFINA f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish form of SERAPHINA.
SERAFINO m Italian
Italian form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAIAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH is ruler" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament, including the father of Ezra.
SÉRAPHIN m French
French form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERAPHINA f English (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim, which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.
SÉRAPHINE f French
French form of SERAPHINA.
SERAPHINUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of SERAPHINA.
SERDAR m Turkish
Turkish form of SARDAR.
SEREN f Welsh
Means "star" in Welsh.
SERENA f English, Italian, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name that was derived from Latin serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, serene". This name was borne by an obscure early saint. Edmund Spenser also used it in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
SERENITY f English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "serenity, tranquility", ultimately from Latin serenus meaning "clear, calm".
SERGE m French
French form of SERGIUS.
SERGEI m Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Сергей (see SERGEY).
SERGEJ m Serbian, Russian, Bulgarian
Serbian form of SERGIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Сергей (see SERGEY).
SERGEY m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SERGIUS.
SERGHEI m Romanian
Romanian (Moldovan) form of SERGEY.
SERGI m Catalan
Catalan form of SERGIUS.
SERGINE f French
French feminine form of SERGIUS.
SÉRGIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SERGIUS.
SERGIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SERGIUS.
SERGIU m Romanian
Romanian form of SERGIUS.
SERGIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name, possibly meaning "servant" in Latin but most likely of unknown Etruscan origin. Saint Sergius was a 4th-century Roman officer who was martyred in Syria with his companion Bacchus. They are the patron saints of Christian desert nomads. Another saint by this name (in the Russian form Sergey) was a 14th-century Russian spiritual leader. The name was also borne by four popes.
SERGIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of SERGIUS.
SERHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish ser "head, top" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
SERHAT m Turkish
Means "frontier" in Turkish.
SERHIY m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of SERGIUS.
ŞERİF m Turkish
Turkish form of SHARIF.
ŞERİFE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SHARIF.
SERIK m Kazakh
Means "support" in Kazakh.
SERINA f English
Variant of SERENA.
SERKAN m Turkish
Means "leader, chief" from Turkish ser "head, top" and kan "blood".
ŞERMİN f Turkish
Means "shy" in Turkish.
SERPİL f Turkish
Means "grow" in Turkish.
SERVAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of the Late Latin name Servatius, derived from servatus "saved, redeemed". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who helped spread Christianity to the Low Countries.
SERVAOS m Limburgish
Limburgish form of SERVAAS.
SERVATIUS m Late Roman
Latin form of SERVAAS.
SERVIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "to preserve" from Latin servo.
SESTO m Italian
Italian form of SEXTUS.
SETARE f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian ستاره (see SETAREH).
SETAREH f Persian
Means "star" in Persian.
SETH (1) m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "placed" or "appointed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third named son of Adam and Eve, and the ancestor of Noah and all humankind. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
SETH (2) m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
From Σεθ (Seth), the Greek form of Egyptian Swtkh (reconstructed as Sutekh), which possibly means "pillar" or "dazzle". Seth was the Egyptian god of chaos and the desert, the slayer of Osiris. Osiris's son Horus eventually defeats Seth and has him banished to the desert.
SETHUNYA f Southern African, Tswana
Means "bloom, flower" in Tswana.
SETI m Ancient Egyptian
Means "of SETH (2)" in Egyptian. This was the name of two pharaohs of the 19th dynasty.
SETIAWAN m Indonesian
Means "loyal friend", from Indonesian setia kawan.
SETSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also be possible.
SETTIMIO m Italian
Italian form of SEPTIMIUS.
SETTIMO m Italian
Italian form of SEPTIMUS.
SEUMAS m Scottish
Scottish form of JAMES.
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".
SEVASTIAN m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Севастьян (see SEVASTYAN).
SEVDA f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "love, infatuation" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
SEVE m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of SEVERIANO or SEVERINO.
SÉVÈRE m French (Rare)
French form of SEVERUS.
SEVERI m Finnish
Finnish form of SEVERUS.
SEVERIANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Roman cognomen Severianus, which was derived from SEVERUS.
SEVERIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was derived from SEVERUS.
SÉVERIN m French
French form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERIN m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian form of SEVERINUS.
SÉVERINE f French
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SEVERINUS.
SEVERINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from SEVERUS. Severinus was the name of many early saints, including a 6th-century Roman philosopher martyred by the Ostrogothic king Theodoric. It was also borne by a pope.
SEVERO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SEVERUS.
SEVERUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "stern" in Latin. This name was borne by several early saints.
SEVGİ f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİL f Turkish
Means "loved" in Turkish.
SEVİM f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
SEVİNC f Azerbaijani
Means "joy" in Azerbaijani.
SEVİNÇ f Turkish
Means "joy" in Turkish.
ŞEVVAL f Turkish
From Arabic شوّال (shawwal), the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
SEWARD m English
From a surname that was itself derived from the Old English given name SIGEWEARD.