Names Starting with S

gender
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Stan 1 m English
Short form of Stanley. A famous bearer was British comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965).
Stan 2 m Romanian
Probably a short form of Stanislav.
Stan 3 m Dutch
Short form of Constant or Constantijn.
Stáňa f Czech
Short form of Stanislava.
Stana f Serbian, Croatian
Short form of Stanislava and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
Stane m Slovene
Short form of Stanislav and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
Stanford m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "stone ford" in Old English.
Stanimir m Bulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
Stanislao m Italian
Italian form of Stanislav.
Stanislas m History
Latinized form of Stanislav.
Stanislau m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Stanislav.
Stanislav m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
Staņislavs m Latvian
Latvian form of Stanislav.
Stanisław m Polish
Polish form of Stanislav. Two kings of Poland have borne this name.
Stanisława f Polish
Feminine form of Stanisław.
Stanislova f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Stanislava.
Stanislovas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Stanislav.
Stanka f Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of Stanislav.
Stanley m English
From an English surname meaning "stone clearing" (Old English stan "stone" and leah "woodland, clearing"). A notable bearer of the surname was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the man who found David Livingstone in Africa. As a given name, it was borne by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), as well as the character Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire (1947).
Star f English
From the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.
Starla f English
Elaborated form of Star.
Starr f English
Variant of Star.
Stas m Russian
Russian diminutive of Stanislav.
Stasė f Lithuanian
Short form of Stanislova.
Stasia f Polish
Diminutive of Stanisława or Anastazja.
Stasya f Russian
Diminutive of Stanislava or Anastasiya.
Stasys m Lithuanian
Short form of Stanislovas.
Stathis m Greek
Short form of Efstathios.
Stav f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
Stavros m Greek
Means "cross" in Greek, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
Stavroula f Greek
Feminine form of Stavros.
Ste m English
Short form of Stephen.
Steafán m Irish
Irish form of Stephen.
Steaphan m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Stephen.
Steen m Danish
Danish cognate of Sten.
Steenie m Scots
Scots diminutive of Stephen.
Stef m Dutch
Short form of Stefanus.
Štefa f Croatian
Short form of Štefanija.
Štefan m Slovak, Slovene
Slovak and Slovene form of Stephen.
Ștefan m Romanian
Romanian form of Stephen.
Stefán m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Stephen.
Stefan m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of Stephen used in several languages.
Ștefana f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Stephen.
Stefana f Bulgarian, Serbian
Feminine form of Stefan.
Stefani f English, Bulgarian
English variant and Bulgarian form of Stephanie. A notable bearer is Stefani Germanotta (1986-), an American singer better known as Lady Gaga.
Štefánia f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Štefan (see Stephen).
Ștefania f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Ștefan (see Stephen).
Stefánia f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Stephen.
Stefania f Italian, Polish, Greek
Italian, Polish and Greek feminine form of Stephen.
Štefanija f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Stephen.
Stefanija f Lithuanian, Macedonian
Lithuanian and Macedonian feminine form of Stephen.
Stefaniya f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Russian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian feminine form of Stephen.
Stefano m Italian
Italian form of Stephen.
Stefanos m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Στέφανος (see Stephen).
Stefans m Latvian
Latvian form of Stephen.
Stefanu m Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Corsican form of Stephen, as well as the Old Church Slavic form.
Stefanus m Dutch
Official Dutch form of Stephen, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
Stefcia f Polish
Diminutive of Stefania.
Stefek m Polish
Polish diminutive of Stefan.
Steffan m Welsh
Welsh form of Stephen.
Steffen m Low German, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Low German and Danish form of Stephen.
Steffi f German
Diminutive of Stephanie.
Štefica f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Štefanija.
Štefka f Slovene
Diminutive of Štefanija.
Stefka f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Stefaniya.
Stein m Norwegian
Norwegian cognate of Sten.
Steinar m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Steinarr, derived from the elements steinn "stone" and arr "warrior".
Steinarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Steinar.
Steingrímr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Steingrímur.
Steingrímur m Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Steingrímr, derived from the elements steinn "stone" and grímr "mask".
Steinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Sten.
Steinunn f Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements steinn "stone" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
Stela f Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak
Form of Stella 1 in several languages, derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).
Stelara f Esperanto
From Esperanto stelaro meaning "constellation", ultimately from Latin stella "star".
Stelian m Romanian
Romanian form of Stylianos.
Steliana f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Stylianos.
Stelios m Greek
Variant of Stylianos.
Stella 1 f English, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
Stella 2 f Greek
Diminutive of Styliani, with the spelling influenced by that of Stella 1.
Stellan m Swedish
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.
Sten m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Estonian
Derived from the Old Norse name Steinn meaning "stone".
Štěpán m Czech
Czech form of Stephen.
Stepan m Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Stephanos (see Stephen).
Stepane m Georgian
Georgian form of Stephanos (see Stephen).
Štěpánka f Czech
Czech feminine form of Stephen.
Steph f & m English
Short form of Stephanie or Stephen.
Stephan m German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of Stephen.
Stéphane m French
French form of Stephen.
Stephania f English
Latinate feminine form of Stephen.
Stéphanie f French
French feminine form of Stephen.
Stephanie f English, German
Feminine form of Stephen.
Stephanos m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of Stephen. In Modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
Stephen m English, Biblical
From the Greek name Στέφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown, wreath", more precisely "that which surrounds". Saint Stephen was a deacon who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. He is regarded as the first Christian martyr. Due to him, the name became common in the Christian world. It was popularized in England by the Normans.... [more]
Steponas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Stephen.
Steren f Cornish
Means "star" in Cornish.
Sterling m English
From a Scots surname that was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".
Sterre f Dutch
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
Stevan m Serbian
Serbian form of Stephen.
Steve m English
Short form of Steven. A notable bearer was American technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011).
Steven m English, Dutch
Medieval English variant of Stephen, and a Dutch variant of Stefan. The filmmaker Steven Spielberg (1946-), director of E.T. and Indiana Jones, is a famous bearer of this name.
Stevie m & f English
Diminutive of Stephen or Stephanie. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
Stew m English
Short form of Stewart.
Stewart m English, Scottish
From a surname that was a variant Stuart.
Stian m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Stígandr.
Stien f Dutch
Dutch short form of Christine and other names with similar endings.
Stig m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of Stigr.
Stígandr m Old Norse
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
Stigr m Old Norse
Means "path" in Old Norse.
Stiina f Finnish
Finnish short form of Christina.
Stijn m Dutch
Short form of Constantijn or Augustijn.
Stina f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Christina and other names ending in stina.
Stine f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of Christine and other names ending in stine.
Stiofán m Irish
Irish form of Stephen.
Stipan m Croatian
Croatian form of Stephen.
Stipe m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Stjepan.
Stipo m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Stjepan.
Stirling m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant Sterling. This is the name of a city in Scotland.
Stithulf m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements stiþ "hard, stiff" and wulf "wolf".
Stjepan m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Stephen.
St John m English (British, Rare)
From the title and name of Saint John the Baptist or Saint John the Evangelist (see John).
Stoja f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of Stoyan.
Stojan m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of Stoyan.
Stojko m Macedonian
Diminutive of Stojan.
Stone m English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
Storm m & f English (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Danish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern)
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English or Old Dutch storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
Stormy f English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "stormy, wild, turbulent", ultimately from Old English stormig.
Stošija f Croatian (Rare)
Form of Anastazija, used in particular to refer to the saint.
Stoyan m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian стоя (stoya) meaning "to stand, to stay".
Stoyanka f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Stoyan.
Stoyko m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Stoyan.
Straton m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek στρατός (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek philosopher.
Stribog m Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "flowing god" in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost.
Stu m English
Short form of Stuart.
Stuart m English, Scottish
From a Scottish occupational surname originally belonging to a person who was a steward. It is ultimately derived from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". As a given name, it arose in 19th-century Scotland in honour of the Stuart royal family, which produced several kings and queens of Scotland and Britain between the 14th and 18th centuries.
Sture m Swedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse stura meaning "to be contrary". This was the name of three viceroys of Sweden.
Styliani f Greek
Feminine form of Stylianos.
Stylianos m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek στῦλος (stylos) meaning "pillar". Saint Stylianos was a 7th-century hermit from Adrianopolis in Asia Minor who is regarded as a patron saint of children.
Su 1 f Turkish
Means "water" in Turkish.
Su 2 f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Su'ad f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
Suad f & m Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad). In Bosnia and Albania it is typically masculine.
Suada f Bosnian, Albanian
Bosnian and Albanian form of Su'ad.
Subhash m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
Su-Bin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Subira f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "patience" in Swahili.
Subrahmanya m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
Subramaniam m Tamil
Tamil variant of Subrahmanya.
Subramanian m Tamil
Tamil variant of Subrahmanya.
Suchart m Thai
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
Sudarshan m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "beautiful, good-looking" in Sanskrit, derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with दर्शन (darshana) meaning "seeing, observing".
Sudarshana f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Sudarshan.
Sude f Turkish
Turkish form of Soudeh.
Sudenaz f Turkish (Modern)
Combination of Sude and Naz.
Sudheer m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Telugu సుధీర్ or Kannada ಸುಧೀರ್ (see Sudhir).
Sudhir m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
Sue f English
Short form of Susanna.
Suellen f English
Contraction of Susan and Ellen 1. Margaret Mitchell used this name in her novel Gone with the Wind (1936), where it belongs to Scarlett's sister.
Suero m Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of Suerius, probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name composed of an unknown first element combined with hari "army".
Suha f Arabic
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
Suhail m Arabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
Suhaila f Arabic
Feminine form of Suhail.
Suharto m Javanese
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "wealth, property" (borrowed into Indonesian as harta). This was the name of an Indonesian general (1921-2008) who seized power to become the country's second president.
Suhayl m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سهيل (see Suhail).
Süheyl m Turkish
Turkish form of Suhail.
Süheyla f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Suhail.
Suibhne m Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Suibne, possibly derived from subae meaning "joy, pleasure". This was the name of several figures from early Irish history, including a 7th-century high king and an 8th-century saint. It also appears in the Irish legend Buile Suibhne (meaning "The Madness of Suibhne") about a king who goes insane after being cursed by Saint Rónán Finn.
Suijin m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese (sui) meaning "water" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god (or gods) of water, lakes and pools in Japanese mythology.
Sujata f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia
Means "well-born", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and जात (jata) meaning "born". According to Buddhist lore this was the name of the woman who gave Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) a bowl of pudding, ending his period of severe asceticism.
Sujatha f Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Sinhalese
South Indian and Sinhala form of Sujata.
Sujay m Bengali, Indian, Marathi
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".
Su-Jin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Suk m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Seok).
Sukarno m Javanese
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with the name of the mythological hero Karna. Sukarno (1901-1970), who did not have a surname, was the first president of Indonesia.
Sukhbir m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".
Sukhdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Sukhon f Thai
Means "fragrance, pleasant smell" in Thai, ultimately of Pali origin.
Sukhrab m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Sohrab.
Sukhwinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Sukie f English
Diminutive of Susanna.
Suk-Ja f Korean
From Sino-Korean (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja characters can form this name as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) declined in popularity after 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese rule.
Şükri m Turkish
Turkish form of Shukri.
Şükriye f Turkish
Turkish form of Shukriyya.
Sulabha f Indian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
Sulaiman m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمان (see Sulayman), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
Sulayman m Arabic
Arabic cognate of Solomon.
Şule f Turkish
Means "flame" in Turkish.
Suleiman m History
Westernized form of Süleyman.
Süleýman m Turkmen
Turkmen form of Süleyman.
Süleyman m Turkish
Turkish form of Solomon. Süleyman the Magnificent was a sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He expanded Ottoman territory into Europe and Persia, reformed the government, and completed several great building projects.
Sulisław m Polish (Archaic)
From an old Slavic name that was derived from an element meaning "good" combined with slava "glory".
Suljo m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of Süleyman.
Sullivan m English, French
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Súileabháin, itself from the given name Súileabhán, which was derived from Irish súil "eye" and dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name has achieved a moderate level of popularity in France since the 1970s. In the United States it was rare before the 1990s, after which it began climbing steadily. A famous fictional bearer of the surname was James P. Sullivan from the animated movie Monsters, Inc. (2001).
Sully m English
Diminutive of Sullivan or other names with a similar sound.
Sulo m Finnish
Means "charm, grace" in Finnish.
Sultan m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
Sultana f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of Sultan.
Sumaiya f Bengali
Bengali form of Sumayya.
Suman m & f Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
Sumantra m Bengali
Means "following good advice", from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मन्त्र (mantra) meaning "instrument of thought, prayer, advice".
Sumarliði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Somerled.
Sumati f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
Sumaya f Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميّة (see Sumayya) or Bengali সুমাইয়া (see Sumaiya).
Sumayya f Arabic
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
Sumeet m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see Sumit).
Sumeja f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Sumayya.
Sümeyye f Turkish
Turkish form of Sumayya.
Sumiko f Japanese
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Sumire f Japanese
From Japanese (sumire) meaning "violet (flower)". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
Sumit m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
Summanus m Roman Mythology
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.
Summer f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
Sumon m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali সুমন (see Suman).
Suna f Turkish
From the Turkish word for a type of duck, the shelduck (genus Tadorna).
Sunan m & f Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
Sunčana f Croatian
From Croatian sunčan meaning "sunny", a derivative of sunce meaning "sun".
Sunčica f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sunce meaning "sun".
Sundar m Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of Sundara.
Sundara m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit सुन्दर (sundara) meaning "beautiful". This is the name of several minor characters in Hindu texts, and is also another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
Sunday m & f English (African)
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Sunder m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see Sundar).
Sundri m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Sondre.
Sune m Swedish, Danish
Modern form of Suni.
Sung m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Seong).
Sung-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see Seong-Ho).
Sung-Hoon m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성훈 (see Seong-Hun).
Sung-Hyun m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see Seong-Hyeon).
Sung-Jin m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see Seong-Jin).
Sung-Min m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see Seong-Min).
Sung-Soo m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성수 (see Seong-Su).
Suni m Old Norse
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
Sunil m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
Sunita f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
Sunitha f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of Sunita.
Suniti f Indian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
Sunngifu f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Sunniva.
Sunniva f Norwegian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
Sunny f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
Sunshine f English
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
Suoma f Finnish
Derived from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland".
Suraj m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
Suraya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Surayya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Surendra m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.
Suresha m Hinduism
Means "ruler of the gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord". This is another name of the Hindu gods Indra, Shiva or Vishnu.
Süreyya f Turkish
Turkish form of Thurayya.
Suri f Yiddish
Yiddish form of Sarah.
Surinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Surendra used by Sikhs.
Suriya m Thai, Tamil
Thai form of Surya, as well as an alternate Tamil transcription.
Surya m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
Susan f English
English variant of Susanna. This has been most common spelling since the 18th century. It was especially popular both in the United States and the United Kingdom from the 1940s to the 1960s. A notable bearer was the American feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).
Susana f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Susanna.
Susanita f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish diminutive of Susana.
Susann f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of Susanne.
Susanna f Italian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Dutch, English, Armenian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσάννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
Susannah f Biblical
Form of Susanna found in some versions of the Old Testament.
Susanne f German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
German and Scandinavian form of Susanna.
Susanoo m Japanese Mythology
Of Japanese origin, possibly meaning "wild male, impetuous male". In Japanese mythology he was the god of storms and the sea, as well as the brother and adversary of the goddess Amaterasu. He was born when Izanagi washed his nose after returning from the underworld. After he was banished from the heavens, he descended to earth and slew an eight-headed dragon.
Suse f German
German diminutive of Susanne.
Susheela f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुशीला (see Sushila).
Sushil m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of Sushila.
Sushila f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
Susi f German
German diminutive of Susanne.
Susie f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Susila m Indonesian
Indonesian form of Sushila.
Susilo m Javanese
Javanese form of Sushila.
Susumu m Japanese
From Japanese (susumu) meaning "advance, make progress", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
Sutekh m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Seth 2.
Suus f Dutch
Dutch short form of Susanna.
Suvi f Finnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
Suz f English
Short form of Susan.
Suzan 1 f English
Variant of Susan.
Suzan 2 f Turkish
From Persian سوزان (suzan) meaning "burning".
Suzanna f English
Variant of Susanna.
Suzanne f French, English, Dutch
French form of Susanna.
Suze f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Suzanne.
Suzette f French
French diminutive of Susanna.
Suzi f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Suzie f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Suzu f Japanese
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
Suzume f Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (suzume) meaning "sparrow", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that are pronounced the same way.
Suzy f English
Diminutive of Susan.
Svajonė f Lithuanian
Means "dream" in Lithuanian.
Svana f Icelandic
Short form of Svanhildur.
Svanhild f Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Scandinavian cognate of Swanhild. In the Norse legend the Völsungasaga she is the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.