Names Starting with S

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SHOHRE f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شهره (see SHOHREH).
SHOHREH f Persian
Means "famous" in Persian.
SHOKOUFEH f Persian
Means "blossom" in Persian.
SHOKUFEH f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شکوفه (see SHOKOUFEH).
SHOLTO m Scottish
Anglicized form of SÌOLTACH.
SHONA f Scottish
Anglicized form of SEONAG or SEÒNAID. Though unconnected, this is also the name of an ethnic group who live in southern Africa, mainly Zimbabwe.
SHONDA f English
Probably a blend of SHONA and RHONDA.
SHOSHANA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHOSHANNAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHŌTA m Japanese
From Japanese (shō) meaning "soar, glide" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
SHOTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔太 (see SHŌTA).
SHOU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or (see SHŌ).
SHOUHEI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔平 (see SHŌHEI).
SHOUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔太 (see SHŌTA).
SHPRESA f Albanian
From Albanian shpresë meaning "hope".
SHPRINTZE f Yiddish (Rare)
Possibly a Yiddish form of ESPERANZA. This is the name of Tevye's fourth daughter in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964), based on the late 19th-century Yiddish stories of Sholem Aleichem.
SHQIPE f Albanian
From Albanian shqip meaning "Albanian". Additionally, the word shqipe means "eagle" in modern Albanian, a variant of older shkabë. These interrelated words are often the subject of competing claims that the one is derived from the other. The ultimate origin of shqip "Albanian" is uncertain, but it may be from shqipoj meaning "to say clearly".
SHRAGA m Jewish
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שְׁרַגָא (see SHERAGA).
SHRESTH m Indian, Hindi
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
SHREYA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "superior, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRI f Hinduism
Means "diffusing light, radiance, beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. This word is also commonly used as a title of respect in India.
SHRIDEVI f Hinduism
From the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". This is another name of Lakshmi.
SHRINIVAS m Indian, Marathi
Means "the abode of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit निवास (nivasa) meaning "abode, house".
SHRIPATI m Hinduism
Means "husband of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit पति (pati) meaning "husband, lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
SHRIVATSA m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "beloved of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa) meaning "beloved, dear". This is the name of a mark on Vishnu's chest.
SHU f Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", besides other characters that are pronounced similarly.
SHUBHAM m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शुभ (shubha) meaning "splendid, bright, auspicious".
SHUFEN f Chinese
From Chinese (shū) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" combined with (fēn) meaning "fragrance, aroma, perfume". Other character combinations are possible as well.
SHUG m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of HUGH.
SHUHRAT m Uzbek, Tajik
From Persian شهرت (shohrat), derived from Arabic شهرة (shuhrah) meaning "fame, reputation".
SHUI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shuǐ) meaning "water", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SHUKHRAT m Uzbek
Variant of SHUHRAT.
SHUKRI m Arabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
SHUKRIYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكريّة (see SHUKRIYYA).
SHUKRIYYA f Arabic
Feminine form of SHUKRI.
SHULA f Arabic
Means "flame" in Arabic.
SHULAMIT f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMITE f Biblical
Variant of SHULAMMITE used in some versions of the Bible.
SHULAMITH f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see SHULAMIT).
SHULAMMIT f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITE f Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
SHULMANU m Semitic Mythology
Possibly cognate with the Western Semitic god SHALIM. Shulmanu was an Eastern Semitic (Mesopotamian) god associated with battle.
SHULMANU-ASHARED m Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of SHALMANESER.
SHUN (1) f & m Chinese
From Chinese (shùn) meaning "obey, submit" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
SHUN (2) f & m Japanese
From Japanese 駿 (shun) meaning "fast", (shun) meaning "talented", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
SHURA f & m Russian
Russian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA or ALEKSANDR.
SHWETA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAMA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SHYAMAL m Bengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SHYAMALA f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIAMION m Belarusian
Belarusian form of SIMON (1).
SIÂN f Welsh
Welsh form of JEANNE.
SIANA f Welsh
Diminutive of SIÂN.
SIANI f Welsh
Diminutive of SIÂN.
SIARHEI m Belarusian
Belarusian form of SERGIUS.
SIARL m Welsh
Welsh form of CHARLES.
SIAVASH m Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Avestan. This is the name of a prince in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
SIAVUSH m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian سیاوش (see SIAVASH).
SIB m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see SHIB).
SIBÉAL f Irish
Irish form of ISABEL.
SIBILLA f Italian
Italian form of SIBYLLA.
SIBONAKALISO m & f Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu isibonakaliso meaning "sign, token, proof".
SIBONGILE f Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we are thankful" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIBUSISIWE f Southern African, Ndebele
Means "we are blessed" in Ndebele.
SIBUSISO m Southern African, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele
Means "blessed" in Zulu, Swazi and Ndebele.
SIBYL f English
From Greek Σίβυλλα (Sibylla), meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek and Roman legend the sibyls were ten female prophets who practiced at different holy sites in the ancient world. In later Christian theology, the sibyls were thought to have divine knowledge and were revered in much the same way as the Old Testament prophets. Because of this, the name came into general use in the Christian world during the Middle Ages. The Normans brought it to England, where it was spelled both Sibyl and Sybil. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps helped by Benjamin Disraeli's novel Sybil (1845).
SIBYLLA f Greek, German, Swedish, Late Roman, Late Greek
Greek and Latinate form of SIBYL.
SIBYLLE f German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SID m English
Short form of SIDNEY.
SIDDHARTHA m Sanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
SIDDHI f Indian, Marathi
Means "accomplishment, success, attainment" in Sanskrit, referring to spiritual or psychic powers attained through meditation or yoga.
SIDIKA f Turkish
Means "truth" in Turkish.
SIDNEY m & f English
From the English surname SIDNEY. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).
SIDONIA f Late Roman, Georgian
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This is the name of a legendary saint from Georgia. She and her father Abiathar were supposedly converted by Saint Nino from Judaism to Christianity.
SIDONIE f French
French feminine form of SIDONIUS.
SIDONIUS m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "of Sidon". Sidon was an ancient Phoenician city corresponding to modern-day Saida in Lebanon. This name was borne by the 5th-century saint Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th-century bishop of Clermont.
SIDONY f English (Archaic)
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This name was in use in the Middle Ages, when it became associated with the word sindon (of Greek origin) meaning "linen", a reference to the Shroud of Turin.
SIDSEL f Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish variant form of CECILIA.
SIEFFRE m Welsh
Welsh form of GEOFFREY.
SIEGBERT m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and beraht "bright". This was the name of several Frankish kings, including the 7th-century Sigebert III of Austrasia who is regarded as a saint.
SIEGER m Dutch, German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
SIEGFRIED m German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the Nibelungenlied. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. His adventures were largely based on those of the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera The Ring of the Nibelung (1876).
SIEGHARD m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hard "brave, hardy".
SIEGHILD f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hild "battle".
SIEGLINDE f German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the Germanic saga the Nibelungenlied.
SIEGMAR m German
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mari "famous".
SIEGMUND m German
German variant of SIGMUND.
SIEGWARD m German (Rare)
German form of SIGURD.
SIEM m Dutch
Dutch short form of SIMON (1).
SIEMEN m Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of SIMON (1).
SIENA f English (Modern)
Variant of SIENNA, with the spelling perhaps influenced by that of the Italian city.
SIENNA f English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "orange-red". It is ultimately from the name of the city of Siena in Italy, because of the colour of the clay there.
SIERRA f English (Modern)
Means "mountain range" in Spanish, referring specifically to a mountain range with jagged peaks.
SIET m Frisian
Frisian short form of names beginning with the Germanic element sigu meaning "victory".
SIETSE m Frisian
Diminutive of SIET.
SIETSKE f Frisian
Feminine diminutive of SIET.
SIEUWERD m Dutch
Dutch form of SIGURD.
SIEVERT m German
German variant of SIEGWARD or SIEGFRIED.
SIFISO m Southern African, Zulu
Means "wish" in Zulu.
SIGAL f Hebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
SIGALIT f Hebrew
Variant of SIGAL.
SIGDAG m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and dag "day".
SIGEBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Means "bright victory", derived from Old English sige "victory" and beorht "bright". This was the name of a king of Wessex. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
SIGEWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements sige "victory" and weard "guard, guardian".
SIGFRID (1) m Swedish
Swedish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGFRID (2) f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIGRID.
SIGFRIDO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGGE m Swedish
Diminutive of SIGMUND, SIGFRID (1), and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
SIGI m & f German
Diminutive of SIEGFRIED, SIEGLINDE, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
SIGIBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGBERT.
SIGIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGFRIED.
SIGIHARD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHARD.
SIGIHERI m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGER.
SIGIHILD f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGHILD.
SIGILIND f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGLINDE.
SIGIMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIEGMAR.
SIGIMUND m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SIGMUND.
SIGISMONDO m Italian
Italian form of SIGISMUND.
SIGISMUND m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
SIGIVALD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and wald "rule".
SIGIWARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of SIGURD.
SIGMUND m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and mund "protector" (or in the case of the Scandinavian cognate, from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and mundr "protector"). In Norse mythology this was the name of the hero Sigurd's father, the bearer of the powerful sword Gram. A notable bearer was the Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the creator of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis.
SIGMUNDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGMUND.
SIGNE f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Latvian
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNY f Norwegian
Norwegian variant form of SIGNÝ.
SIGNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name that was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and nýr "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
SIGRID f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
SIGRÚN f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements sigr "victory" and rún "secret". This was the name of a Valkyrie in Norse legend.
SIGURD m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Sigurðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and varðr "guardian". Sigurd was the hero of the Norse legend the Volsungasaga, which tells how his foster-father Regin sent him to recover a hoard of gold guarded by the dragon Fafnir. After slaying the dragon Sigurd tasted some of its blood, enabling him to understand the language of birds, who told him that Regin was planning to betray him. In a later adventure, Sigurd disguised himself as Gunnar (his wife Gudrun's brother) and rescued the maiden Brynhildr from a ring of fire, with the result that Gunnar and Brynhildr were married. When the truth eventually came out, Brynhildr took revenge upon Sigurd. The stories of the German hero Siegfried were in part based on him.
SIGURÐUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of SIGURD.
SIGVARD m Swedish
Swedish form of SIGURD.
SIIRI f Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish diminutive of SIGRID.
SIKANDAR m Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIKKE m Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element sigu meaning "victory".
SILA f Turkish
Means "reunion, arrival" in Turkish.
SILAS m English, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Probably a short form of SILVANUS. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. Paul refers to him as Silvanus in his epistles, though it is possible that Silas was in fact a Greek form of the Hebrew name SAUL (via Aramaic).... [more]
SÍLE f Irish
Irish form of CECILIA.
SÌLEAS f Scottish
Scottish form of CECILIA.
SILJA f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILJE f Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILKE f German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SILLE f Danish
Danish diminutive of CECILIA.
SILOUANOS m Biblical Greek
Form of SILVANUS used in the Greek New Testament.
SILPA f Biblical German
German form of ZILPAH.
SILVA f Bulgarian, Slovene
Short form of SILVIYA or SILVIJA.
SILVANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of SILVANUS.
SILVANO m Italian
Italian form of SILVANUS.
SILVANUS m Roman Mythology, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman name derived from Latin silva meaning "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
SILVER m & f English (Rare)
From the English word for the precious metal or the colour, ultimately derived from Old English seolfor.
SILVESTER m Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTR m Czech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRA f Italian, Slovene
Feminine form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRE m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVESTER.
SILVESTRO m Italian
Italian form of SILVESTER.
SÍLVIA f Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of SILVIA.
SILVIA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
SILVIE f Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SILVIJA f Latvian, Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Form of SILVIA in several languages.
SILVIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SÍLVIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
SILVIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SILVIUS.
SILVIU m Romanian
Romanian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIUS m Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin silva meaning "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
SILVIYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
SIMA (1) f Persian
Means "face, visage" in Persian.
SIMA (2) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SIMÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of SIMON (1).
SIMAS m Lithuanian
Short form of SIMONAS.
SIMBA (1) m Southern African, Shona
Means "strength" in Shona.
SIMBA (2) m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "lion" in Swahili. This is the name of the main character in the Disney movie The Lion King (1994), about a lion cub who exiles himself after his father is murdered.
SIMCHA f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
ŠIME m Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIME m Macedonian
Macedonian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMEN m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMEON m Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεών (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σίμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεών occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
SİMGE f Turkish
Means "symbol" in Turkish.
SIMIN f Persian
Means "silvery" in Persian.
SIMION m Romanian
Romanian form of SIMEON.
SIMISOLA f Western African, Yoruba
Means "rest in wealth" in Yoruba.
SIMIYU m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
ŠIMO m Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMO m Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMON m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
SIMÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of SIMON (1). This name was borne by the South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
SIMON (1) m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σίμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) meaning "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεών, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
SIMON (2) m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek σιμός (simos) meaning "flat-nosed". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the Telchines, demigods who were the original inhabitants of Rhodes.
ŠIMONA f Czech (Rare)
Czech variant of SIMONA.
SIMONAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONE (1) f French, English, German, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese
French feminine form of SIMON (1). A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
SIMONE (2) m Italian
Italian form of SIMON (1).
SIMONETTA f Italian
Diminutive of SIMONA.
SIMONI m Georgian
Georgian variant of SIMON (1).
SIMONIDES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek σιμός (simos) meaning "flat-nosed" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This name was borne by the 7th-century BC iambic poet Simonides of Amorgos and the 6th-century BC lyric poet Simonides of Ceos.
SIMONU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
SIMRAN f & m Punjabi, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "meditation", derived from Sanskrit स्मरण (smarana) meaning "recollection".
ŠIMUN m Croatian
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
SIN m Semitic Mythology
From earlier Akkadian Su'en, of unknown meaning. This was the name of the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian god of the moon. He was closely identified with the Sumerian god Nanna.
SIN-AHHI-ERIBA m Ancient Assyrian
Original Akkadian form of SENNACHERIB.
SINCLAIR m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a Norman French town called "Saint CLAIR". A notable bearer was the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951).
SINDRE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of SINDRI.
SINDRI m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Possibly means either "small, trivial" or else "sparkling" in Old Norse. In Norse legend this was the name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brokk, made many magical items for the gods.
SÍNE f Irish
Irish form of JEANNE.
SÌNE f Scottish
Scottish form of JEANNE.
SINÉAD f Irish
Irish form of JEANNETTE.
SÌNEAG f Scottish
Scottish form of JEANNETTE.
SİNEM f Turkish
Means "my bosom, my breast" in Turkish.
SINGH m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
SINI f Finnish
Means "blue" in Finnish. More specifically, sini is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SINIKKA f Finnish
Elaborated form of SINI.
SINIŠA m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SINJIN m English (British, Rare)
Phonetic variant of ST JOHN.
SINTA f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of SITA.
SIOBHÁN f Irish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.
SIOFRA f Irish
Means "elf, sprite" in Irish Gaelic.
SÌOLTACH m Scottish
Means "sower" in Scottish Gaelic.
SÍOMHA f Irish
Variant of SÍTHMAITH.
SIÔN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN, via Old French Jehan.
SIONANN f Irish Mythology
The name of an Irish goddess, a granddaughter of Lir, who was the personification of the River Shannon. Her name is derived from the name of the river (see SHANNON).
SIONED f Welsh
Welsh form of JANET.
SIÔR m Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORS m Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIORUS m Welsh
Welsh form of GEORGE.
SIOTHRÚN m Irish
Irish form of GEOFFREY.
SIPHO m Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "gift" from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele isipho.
SIQINIQ f Native American, Inuit
Means "sun" in Inuktitut.
SIRAN f Armenian
Short form of SIRANUSH.
SIRANUSH f Armenian
Means "lovely" in Armenian.
SIRI f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of SIGRID.
SIRIA f Italian
Possibly a feminine form of CYRUS. It also coincides with the Italian name for the country of SYRIA.
ŞİRİN f Turkish
Turkish form of SHIRIN.
ŞIRÎN f Kurdish
Kurdish form of SHIRIN.
SIRIPORN f Thai
Derived from Thai ศิริ (sir) meaning "glory, splendour" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
SIRIUS m Astronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σείριος (seirios) meaning "burning".
SIRJE f Estonian
Possibly from Estonian sinisirje meaning "blue-feathered", a word associated with a magical bird in the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg (1857) by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald. Apparently this name was suggested by the linguist Julius Mägiste in the 1920s. It was subsequently used in the 1945 opera Tasuleegid by Eugen Kapp.
SIRPA f Finnish
Derived from Finnish sirpale meaning "small piece, fragment".
SIRVARD f Armenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
SIRVART f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Սիրվարդ (see SIRVARD).
SISAY m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "good omen" in Amharic.
SISKO f Finnish
Means "sister" in Finnish.
SISSEL f Norwegian
Norwegian variant form of CECILIA.
SISSIE f English
Variant of SISSY.
SISSINNGUAQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "squirrel" in Greenlandic.
SISSY f English
Diminutive of CECILIA, FRANCES or PRISCILLA. It can also be taken from the nickname, which originated as a nursery form of the word sister.
SISTO m Italian
Italian form of SIXTUS.
SISU m Finnish
Means "willpower, determination, strength" in Finnish.
SITA f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the Rigveda. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the Ramayana. In this story Sita is rescued by her husband from the demon king Ravana.
SITARA f Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SÍTHEACH m Irish (Rare)
Means "peaceful" or "mysterious, fairy-like" in Irish Gaelic.
SITHEMBILE f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SÍTHMAITH f Irish
Means "good peace" from Irish síth "peace" and maith "good".
SITI f Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of SITA.
SITORA f Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of SITARA.
SI-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SIV f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Means "bride" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
SIVA m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see SHIVA (1)).
ŞIVAN m Kurdish
Means "shepherd" in Kurdish.
SIVAN f Hebrew
From the name of the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar (occurring in late spring). It was adopted from the Babylonian calendar, derived from Akkadian simānu meaning "season, occasion".
SIVE f Irish
Anglicized form of SADB.
SIVERT m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of SIEVERT.
SIWAN f Welsh
Welsh form of JOAN (1).
SI-WOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 시우 (see SI-U).
SIXTE m French (Rare)
French form of SIXTUS.
SIXTEN m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Sigsteinn, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and steinn "stone".
SIXTINE f French
French feminine form of SIXTUS.
SIXTUS m Late Roman
Probably the Latin form of the Greek name Ξύστος (Xystos) meaning "scraped, polished". This name was borne by five popes. The first pope by this name was the sixth to serve after Saint Peter, so there is a possibility that this name is in fact derived from Latin sextus "sixth".
SIYABONGA m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "we thank you" in Zulu and Ndebele.
SIZWE m Southern African, Xhosa
Means "nation" in Xhosa.
SJAAK m Dutch
Dutch form of JACQUES or ISAAC.
SJAKIE m Dutch
Diminutive of SJAAK.
SJANG m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Iohannes, via the French form JEAN (1).
SJAREL m Limburgish
Limburgish form of CHARLES.
SJEF m Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
SJENG m Limburgish
Variant of SJANG.
SJOERD m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of SIGURD.
SJORS m Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
SJRA m Limburgish
Limburgish form of GERARD. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Gérard.
SJURD m Norwegian
Norwegian form of SIGURD.
SKAIDRĪTE f Latvian
Derived from Latvian skaidrs meaning "clear, bright".
SKANDA m Hinduism
Means "hopping, spurting, spilling" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of war, also known as Kartikeya or Murugan. He is worshipped especially by the Tamils in southern India.
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