Names Starting with S

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, German, Dutch, English, 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.
Silvino m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of Silvinus.
Silvinus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a variant of Silvanus. This name was borne by an 8th-century saint who evangelized in northern France.
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, Bengali
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 "power, 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]
Simge 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 "hearing, listening", derived from שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear, to listen". 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
Form of Simon 1 with the Georgian nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
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.
Simonne f French
Variant of Simone 1.
Simonu m Old Church Slavic
Old Church 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.
Sincere m English (Modern)
From the English word meaning genuine or heartfelt.
Sinclair m & f English (Rare)
From a Scottish 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, Old Norse, Icelandic
Means "sparkle" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf, also named Eitri. With his brother Brokkr he made several magical items for the gods, including Odin's ring Draupnir and Thor's hammer Mjölnir.
Síne f Irish
Irish form of Jeanne or Jane.
Sìne f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Jeanne or Jane.
Sinéad f Irish
Irish form of Jeannette.
Sìneag f Scottish Gaelic
Diminutive of Sìne.
Sinem 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, also meaning "bluebird".
Siniša m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
Sinjin m English (British, Rare)
Phonetic variant of St John.
Sinta f Javanese
Javanese form of Sita.
Sintija f Latvian
Latvian form of Cynthia.
Siobhán f Irish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of Jeanne.
Síofra f Irish
Means "elf, sprite" in Irish. This name was created in the 20th century.
Síomha f Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Síthmaith.
Siôn m Welsh
Welsh form of John.
Sionann f Irish Mythology
In Irish legend this was the name of a granddaughter of the sea god Lir who went to Connla's Well, which was forbidden. The well burst and drowned her, leaving her body in the river thereafter known as the Sionainn (see Shannon).
Sione m Tongan, Samoan
Tongan and Samoan form of John.
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 Indigenous 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.
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.
Siw f Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Siv.
Siwan f Welsh
Welsh form of Joan 1.
Siward m Germanic
Variant of Sigiward.
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.
Skylynn f English (Rare)
Elaboration of Sky using the popular name suffix lyn.
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 Indonesian
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).
Smilla f Danish, Swedish, Literature
Invented by the Danish author Peter Høeg for the heroine of his novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (1992). In the book the name is explained as a short form of Smillaaraq, a blend of Danish smil "smile" and the Greenlandic name Miillaaraq.
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.
Snædís f Icelandic
Means "snow goddess", derived from the Old Norse elements snær "snow" and dís "goddess".
Sneewittchen f Literature
Older form of Schneewittchen (see Snow White). This was the Low German form originally used by the Brothers Grimm for their adaptation of the folk tale Snow White.
Sneferu m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian snfr-wj meaning "(he) has made me beautiful", from snfr "to make beautiful", a derivative of nfr "beautiful, good". This was the name of the founder of the 4th dynasty during Egypt's Old Kingdom (27th century BC).
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.
Snow White f Literature
English translation of German Sneewittchen, derived from Low German Snee "snow" and witt "white" combined with the diminutive suffix -chen. This is the name of a girl who escapes her evil stepmother and takes refuge with seven dwarfs in an 1812 story recorded by the Brothers Grimm, who based it on earlier European folk tales. The High German translation would be Schneeweißchen, but this was used by the Grimms for an unrelated character in another story (Snow-White and Rose-Red). The modern German form is typically the hybrid Schneewittchen. The story was adapted into a film by Walt Disney in 1937.
Soan m French (Modern)
Variant of Sohan. It was popularized by the French singer Julien Decroix (1981-), also known as Soan.
Sobek m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian sbk, possibly derived from sbq "to impregnate". In Egyptian mythology Sobek was a ferocious crocodile-headed god associated with fertility and the Nile River.
Sobekhotep m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian sbk-ḥtp meaning "Sobek is satisfied", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Sobek combined with ḥtp "peace, satisfaction". This was the name of several Egyptian pharaohs from the 13th dynasty (19th to 17th centuries BC).
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 meaning "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.
Sodiq m Uzbek
Uzbek form of Sadiq.
Soffía f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Sophia.
Sofi f Armenian
Armenian form of Sophie.
Sofía f Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of Sophia.
Sofie f German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech
Form of Sophie in several languages.
Sofija f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
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, Armenian
Russian and Armenian 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
From Persian سهر (sohr) meaning "red" and آب (ab) meaning "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.
Solbjørg f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Salbjǫrg, from the elements salr "room, hall" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
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 la 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, beloved". This name was 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.
Solmaz f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Persian
Means "unfading, unwilting" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, a negative form of the Turkic root sol "to fade, to wilt".
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.
Sonnhild f German (Rare)
From German Sonne meaning "sun" combined with the Old German element hilt meaning "battle". This name was created in the modern era.
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).