Names Starting with S

gender
usage
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.
Şirîn f Kurdish
Kurdish form of Shirin.
Şirin f Turkish
Turkish 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 Indigenous 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.
Sitaram m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Bengali
Combination of the names of the Hindu deities Sita and Rama 1.
Sítheach m Medieval Irish
Means "peaceful" or "fairy-like" in Irish, from Old Irish síd. Alternatively, it could be from sídach "wolf".
Sithembile f & m Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
Síthmaith f Old Irish
From Old Irish síd meaning "peace" or "fairy mound, tumulus" and maith meaning "good".
Siti f Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of Sita.
Sitora f Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Sitara.
Sitti f Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug, Malay, Indonesian
Maguindanao and Tausug form of Siti, as well as a Malay and Indonesian variant.
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, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Sif, which meant "bride, kinswoman". In Norse mythology she was the wife of Thor. After the trickster Loki cut off her golden hair, an angry Thor forced him to create a replacement.
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 Sadhbh.
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).
Sixta f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Sixtus.
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.
Sixto m Spanish
Spanish 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 (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Sigurd.
Skaidrīte f Latvian
Derived from Latvian skaidrs meaning "clear, bright".
Skaistė f Lithuanian
Means "pure, chaste" in Lithuanian.
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.
Skaði f Norse Mythology
Means "damage, harm" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology she was a giantess (jǫtunn) associated with the winter, skiing and mountains. After the gods killed her father, they offered her a husband from among them as compensation. She ended up marrying Njord.
Skenandoa m Indigenous American, Oneida (Anglicized)
Possibly from Oneida oskanutú meaning "deer". This was the name of an 18th-century Oneida chief. According to some sources the Shenandoah River in Virginia was named after him, though the river seems to have borne this name from before his birth. It is possible that he was named after the river, or that the similarity in spellings is a coincidence.
Skënder m Albanian
Short form of Aleksandër.
Skender m Bosnian
Short form of Aleksandar.
Skuld f Norse Mythology
Means "debt, obligation" in Old Norse. She was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny, in Norse mythology. She was also one of the valkyries.
Sky f & m English (Modern)
Simply from the English word sky, which was ultimately derived from Old Norse ský "cloud".
Skye f English (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of Sky.
Skyla f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Skyler, formed using the popular name suffix la.
Skylar f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Skyler. Originally more common for boys during the 1980s, it was popularized as a name for girls after it was used on the American soap opera The Young and the Restless in 1989 and the movie Good Will Hunting in 1997. Its sharp rise in the United States in 2011 might be attributed to the character Skyler White from the television series Breaking Bad (2008-2013) or the singer Skylar Grey (1986-), who adopted this name in 2010 after previously going by Holly Brook.
Skyler m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Schuyler, based on the pronunciation of the surname but respelled as if it was a blend of the English word sky with names such as Tyler. It was rare before 1980, and first gained popularity as a name for boys. It is now more common for girls, though it is more evenly unisex than the mostly feminine variant Skylar.
Slađana f Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
Slade m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from Old English slæd meaning "valley".
Sladjana f Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Слађана (see Slađana).
Sláine f & m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish slán meaning "health, safety". This was the name of a legendary high king of Ireland, one of the Fir Bolg. It was also the name of a daughter of the 11th-century high king Brian Boru.
Slàine f Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Sláine.
Slamet m Javanese
Means "safety" in Javanese, ultimately from Arabic سلامات (salamat).
Slava m & f Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
Slaven m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavěna f Czech
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavica f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavitsa f Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Slavica.
Slávka f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavko m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
Slavomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Sławomir.
Slavomir m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of Sławomir.
Slavomíra f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Sławomir.
Sławomir m Polish
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".
Sławomira f Polish
Polish feminine form of Sławomir.
Sloan f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Sloane.
Sloane f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Sluaghadháin, itself derived from the given name Sluaghadhán.
Slobodan m Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
From South Slavic sloboda meaning "freedom".
Slobodanka f Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of Slobodan.
Sluaghadhán m Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish sluaghadh meaning "raid, mobilization" and a diminutive suffix.
Sly m English
Short form of Sylvester. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a well-known bearer of this nickname.
Smadar f Hebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
Smaragda f Greek
Feminine form of Smaragdos.
Smaragdos m Late Greek
Means "emerald" in Greek, of Semitic origin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman martyr and saint, better known by the Latinized form of his name Smaragdus.
Sméagol m Literature
From Old English smeah meaning "penetrating, creeping". In J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) this is revealed as the original name of the creature Gollum. Tolkien used English-like translations of many names; the real hobbit-language form of the name was Trahald.
Smiljana f Croatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).
Smiltė f Lithuanian
Means "sandwort" in Lithuanian, referring to flowering plants from the genus Arenaria.
Smith m English
From an English surname meaning "metal worker, blacksmith", derived from Old English smitan "to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world.
Sneha f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
Snežana f Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Serbian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Snježana.
Snezhana f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Snježana, as well as an alternate transcription of Macedonian Снежана (see Snežana).
Snježana f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning "snowy".
Snorre m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Snorri.
Snorri m Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse snerra "attack, onslaught". This name was borne by Snorri Sturluson, a 13th-century Icelandic historian and poet, the author of the Prose Edda.
Snow f English (Rare)
From the English word, derived from Old English snāw.
Soan m French (Modern)
Variant of Sohan. It was popularized by the French singer Julien Decroix (1981-), also known as Soan.
Sobeslav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Sobiesław.
Sobiesław m Polish (Rare)
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly sebe meaning "for oneself", combined with slava "glory". This name (in the Czech form Soběslav) was borne by two 12th-century dukes of Bohemia.
Sobiesława f Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of Sobiesław.
Socheat m & f Khmer
Variant of Socheata.
Socheata f & m Khmer
Means "well-born" in Khmer, a Khmer form of Sujata.
Socorro f Spanish
Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour".
Sócrates m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Socrates.
Socrates m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σωκράτης (Sokrates), which was derived from σῶς (sos) meaning "whole, unwounded, safe" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.
Soffía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sophia.
Sofi f Armenian
Armenian form of Sophie.
Sofía f Spanish
Spanish form of Sophia.
Sofie f German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech
Form of Sophie in several languages.
Sofija f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of Sophia in several languages.
Sofiya f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Sophia.
Sofoklis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Sophocles.
Sofron m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Sophron.
Sofya f Russian
Russian form of Sophia.
Sohail m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu سہیل (see Suhail).
Sohan m French (Modern)
Meaning uncertain, though allegedly a form of Jean 1. It is probably modelled after Yohan and Lohan.
Soheil m Persian
Persian form of Suhail.
Soheila f Persian
Persian feminine form of Suhail.
Sohrab m Persian, Persian Mythology
Probably from Middle Persian swhr "red" and ab "water". In the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh this is the name of the son of the hero Rostam. He was tragically slain in battle by his father, who was unaware he was fighting his own son.
Sohvi f Finnish
Finnish form of Sophia.
Soile f Finnish
Possibly from Finnish soilu meaning "glimmer, blaze".
Soili f Finnish
Variant of Soile.
Soini m Finnish
Finnish form of Sven.
Sok m & f Khmer
Means "healthy, peaceful, happy, pleasant" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सुख (sukha).
Sokha m & f Khmer
Means "health" in Khmer, ultimately derived from Sanskrit सुख (sukha).
Sokol m Albanian
Means "falcon" in Albanian, a word borrowed from Slavic.
Sokrates m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Socrates.
Sokratis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Socrates.
Sol 1 f Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
Sol 2 m Jewish
Short form of Solomon.
Solange f French
French form of the Late Latin name Sollemnia, which was derived from Latin sollemnis "religious". This was the name of a French shepherdess who became a saint after she was killed by her master.
Sóldís f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Saldís.
Sole f Italian
Means "sun" in Italian.
Soledad f Spanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
Soleil f Various
Means "sun" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself.
Solène f French
Variant of Solange.
Sóley f Icelandic
Means "buttercup flower" in Icelandic (genus Ranunculus), derived from sól "sun" and ey "island".
Solfrid f Norwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.
Soline f French
Variant of Solange.
Sólja f Faroese
Means "buttercup flower" in Faroese (genus Ranunculus). The buttercup is the national flower of the Faroe Islands.
Sollemnia f Late Roman
Latin form of Solange.
Solly m Jewish
Diminutive of Solomon.
Solomiya f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Salome.
Solomon m Biblical, English, Jewish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh), which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
Solon m Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek σόλος (solos) meaning "lump of iron". This was the name of an Athenian statesman who reformed the laws and government of the city.
Solongo f Mongolian
Means "rainbow" in Mongolian.
Sólveig f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Solveig.
Solveig f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From an Old Norse name, which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt (1876).
Solveiga f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Solveig.
Solvej f Danish
Danish form of Solveig.
Sølvi f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Solveig. It is also used as a short form of Silvia.
Solvig f Swedish
Swedish variant form of Solveig.
Sōma m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Soma m Hungarian
From Hungarian som meaning "dogwood, cornel tree".
Somaya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميّة (see Sumayya).
Somayeh f Persian
Persian form of Sumayya.
Somboon m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" and บุญ (bun) meaning "merit".
Somchai m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" combined with ชาย (chai) meaning "man" or ชัย (chai) meaning "victory".
Somerled m Old Norse (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Sumarliði meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Norse-Gaelic king of Mann and the Scottish Isles.
Somhairle m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Sumarliði (see Somerled).
Sommer f English (Modern)
Variant of Summer, coinciding with the German word for summer.
Somporn m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
Somsak m Thai
Derived from Thai สม (som) meaning "worthy" and ศักดิ์ (sak) meaning "power, honour".
Sơn m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (sơn) meaning "mountain".
Soňa f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Sonya.
Sona 1 f Indian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
Sona 2 f Turkmen
Turkmen form of Suna.
Sona 3 f Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Sonal f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
Sonam f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
Sondra f English
Variant of Sandra. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character in Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy (1925) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1931).
Sondre m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Sundri, possibly from Old Norse sunn meaning "south".
Soner m Turkish
Means "last man" in Turkish.
Songül f Turkish
From Turkish son meaning "last, final" and gül meaning "rose".
Sonic m Popular Culture
From the English word sonic meaning "related to sound", derived from Latin sonus meaning "sound". It also connotates speediness, or the speed of sound, due to words like supersonic or hypersonic. A notable fictional bearer is the speedy video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, introduced in 1991 by Sega. He is called ソニック (Sonikku) in Japan.
Sonje f German (Rare)
German variant of Sonja.
Sonny m English
From a nickname that is commonly used to denote a young boy, derived from the English word son.
Sons-ee-ah-ray f Indigenous American, Apache
Possibly means "morning star" from Apache sons-ee-ah-ray. This name was featured in the western movie Broken Arrow (1950).
Sonsoles f Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Sonsoles, meaning "Our Lady of Sonsoles". Sonsoles is a sanctuary in the Spanish province of Ávila, which contains a famous statue of Mary.
Sonya f Russian, English
Russian diminutive of Sophia. This is the name of a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace (1869, English translation 1886).
Soodeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian سوده (see Soudeh).
Soo-Jin f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 수진 (see Su-Jin).
Sophea f & m Khmer
Means "judge, lawyer" in Khmer.
Sopheap f & m Khmer
Means "gentle, proper" in Khmer.
Sophia f English, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
Sophie f French, English, German, Dutch
French form of Sophia.
Sophocles m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σοφοκλῆς (Sophokles), which was derived from Greek σοφός (sophos) meaning "skilled, clever" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". Sophocles was a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
Sophonisba f Phoenician (Latinized), History
From the Punic name 𐤑𐤐𐤍𐤁𐤏𐤋 (Ṣapanbaʿl) probably meaning "Ba'al conceals", derived from Phoenician 𐤑𐤐𐤍 (ṣapan) possibly meaning "to hide, to conceal" combined with the name of the god Ba'al. Sophonisba was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian princess who killed herself rather than surrender to the Romans. Her name was recorded in this form by Roman historians such as Livy. She later became a popular subject of plays from the 16th century onwards.
Sophos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Sophus.
Sophron m Ancient Greek
Means "self-controlled, sensible" in Greek. This name was borne by the 5th-century BC writer Sophron of Syracuse.
Sophronia f Literature, Late Greek
Feminine form of Sophronius. Torquato Tasso used it in his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580), in which it is borne by the lover of Olindo.
Sophronius m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Σωφρόνιος (Sophronios), which was derived from Greek σώφρων (sophron) meaning "self-controlled, sensible". Saint Sophronius was a 7th-century patriarch of Jerusalem.
Sophus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Σόφος (Sophos) meaning "skilled, clever".
Sophy f English (Rare)
Variant of Sophie or a diminutive of Sophia.
Sopio f Georgian
Georgian form of Sophia.
Sora f & m Japanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) both meaning "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
Soraia f Portuguese
Portuguese variant of Soraya.
Soraya f Persian, Spanish, French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Persian form of Thurayya. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya (1932-2001), wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
Sorcha f Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Means "radiant, bright" in Irish. It has been in use since late medieval times. It is sometimes Anglicized as Sarah (in Ireland) and Clara (in Scotland).
Sören m Swedish, German
Swedish and German form of Søren.
Søren m Danish
Danish form of Severinus. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a Danish philosopher who is regarded as a precursor of existentialism.
Soren m English (Modern)
English form of Søren.
Sorin m Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
Sorina f Romanian
Feminine form of Sorin.
Sorley m Scottish
Anglicized form of Somhairle.
Sorne f Basque (Rare)
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
Soroush m Persian Mythology, Persian
Modern Persian form of Avestan Sraosha meaning "obedience". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel), later equated with the angel Gabriel.
Sorrel f English (Rare)
From the name of the sour tasting plant, which may ultimately derive from Germanic sur "sour".
Sosigenes m Ancient Greek
Means "born safely" from Greek σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.
Sosimo m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Zosimus.
Soslan m Ossetian
Ossetian form of Sosruko.
Soso m Georgian
Diminutive of Ioseb.
Sosruko m Caucasian Mythology
Derived from Turkic suslä meaning "menacing". This is the name of a trickster god in Caucasian mythology. He is the hero of the Nart sagas.
Sostrate f Ancient Greek
Means "safe army" from Greek σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" and στρατός (stratos) meaning "army".
Sōta m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "sudden, sound of the wind" and (ta) meaning "thick, big, great". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
Sota m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see Sōta).
Soterios m Late Greek
Late Greek form of Sotirios.
Soth m Khmer
Means "pure, clean" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit शुद्ध (shuddha).
Sothy m & f Khmer
Means "intelligence, wisdom" in Khmer.
Sotiria f Greek
Feminine form of Sotirios.
Sotirios m Greek
Derived from Greek σωτήρ (soter) meaning "saviour, deliverer", referring to Jesus.
Sotiris m Greek
Variant of Sotirios.
Sotiroula f Greek
Diminutive of Sotiria.
Sotos m Greek
Short form of Sotirios.
Souad f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Soudeh f Persian
Means "touched" or "painted" in Persian.
Souleymane m Western African
Form of Sulayman used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Souma m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯真 (see Sōma).
Souta m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see Sōta).
Sovann m & f Khmer
Means "gold" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna).
Sovanna f & m Khmer
Variant of Sovann.
Sparrow m & f English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
Spartacus m History
Means "from the city of Sparta" in Latin. Spartacus was the name of a Thracian-born Roman slave who led a slave revolt in Italy in the 1st century BC. He was eventually killed in battle and many of his followers were crucified.
Spas m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian спасен (spasen) meaning "saved".
Špela f Slovene
Diminutive of Elizabeta.
Spencer m English
From an English surname that meant "dispenser of provisions", derived from Middle English spense "larder, pantry". A famous bearer was American actor Spencer Tracy (1900-1967). It was also the surname of Princess Diana (1961-1997).
Spike m English (Rare)
From a nickname that may have originally been given to a person with spiky hair.
Spiridon m Greek, Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Serbian and Croatian form of Spyridon, as well as an alternate transcription of the Greek name.
Spirit f English (Rare)
From the English word spirit, ultimately from Latin spiritus "breath, energy", a derivative of spirare "to blow".
Spiro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spiros m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σπύρος (see Spyros).
Spock m Popular Culture
The name of a half-Vulcan, half-human Starfleet officer on the Star Trek television series (1966-1969), later appearing in several movies. His name was invented by the writers, based on their rules that Vulcan names must start with an S and end with a k. In a 1985 tie-in novel his full name is said to be S'chn T'gai Spock (S'chn T'gai is the family name, since it is also borne by his father S'chn T'gai Sarek; this is despite the fact that he is often addressed as Mr. Spock by characters on the show).
Spomenka f Croatian
From Croatian spomenak meaning "forget-me-not flower".
Spring f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English springan "to leap, to burst forth".
Sprita f Esperanto
Means "witty, lively" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin spiritus "breath, energy".
Spurius m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of uncertain meaning, probably of Etruscan origin. It may be related to the Late Latin word spurius "of illegitimate birth", which was derived from Etruscan srural "public".
Spyridon m Greek, Late Greek
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυρίδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Spyridoula f Greek
Feminine form of Spyridon.
Spyro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spyros m Greek
Short form of Spyridon.
Sraosha m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of Soroush.
Srećko m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian cognate of Srečko.
Srečko m Slovene
Derived from South Slavic sreča meaning "luck".
Sree m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see Sri).
Sri m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of Shri.
Srinivas m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of Shrinivas.
Sriyani f Sinhalese
From Sanskrit श्रेयस् (shreyas) meaning "best, superior".
Sroel m Yiddish (Rare)
Short form of Yisroel.
Ssanyu f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "joy" in Luganda.
Staas m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch short form of Anastasius or Eustachius.
Stace m & f Medieval English, English
Medieval short form of Eustace. As a modern name it is typically a short form of Stacy.
Stacee f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Stacy.
Stacey f & m English
Variant of Stacy.
Staci f English
Feminine variant of Stacy.
Stacia f English
Short form of Anastasia or Eustacia.
Stacie f English
Feminine variant of Stacy.
Stacy f & m English
Either a diminutive of Anastasia, or else from a surname that was derived from Stace, a medieval form of Eustace. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
Staffan m Swedish
Swedish variant form of Stephen.
Stafford m English
From a surname that was from a place name meaning "landing-place ford" in Old English.
Ståle m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Stáli, which was derived from stál meaning "steel".
Stáli m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ståle.
Stamatia f Greek
Feminine form of Stamatios.
Stamatios m Greek
Derived from medieval Greek σταματώ (stamato) meaning "stop".
Stamatis m Greek
Variant of Stamatios.
Stamen m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian and Macedonian стамен (stamen) meaning "firm".