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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 Indonesian, 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, Scottish, Ancient Irish
Means "well-going" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 7th-century high king of Ireland.
SUIBNE m Irish
Variant of SUIBHNE.
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 Indonesian, 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.
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.
ŞUKRİ m Turkish
Turkish form of SHUKRI.
ŞUKRİYE 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
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "little dark eye" in Irish.
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.
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".
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.
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).
SÜMEYYE f Turkish
Turkish form of SUMAYYA.
SUMIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (sumi) meaning "clear" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".
SUNČICA f Croatian
Diminutive of SUNČANA.
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 f English
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".
SUNDER m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see SUNDAR).
SUNDRI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SONDRE.
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).
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 ثريّة or ثريّا (see THURAYYA).
SURAYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّة or ثريّا (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 Tamil
Alternate transcription of Tamil சூர்யா (see SURYA).
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. 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
Spanish diminutive of SUSANNA.
SUSANN f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of SUSANNE.
SUSANNA f Italian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (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
German and Scandinavian form of SUSANNA.
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 Indonesian, 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
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 Norse legend she was the daughter of Sigurd and Gudrun.
SVANHILDUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of SVANHILD.
SVANTE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK.
SVANTEPOLK m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVYATOPOLK. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.
SVAROG m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic svar "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.
SVATAVA f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
SVATOPLUK m Czech
Czech form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVATOSLAV m Czech
Czech form of SVYATOSLAV.
SVEA f Swedish
From a personification of the country of Sweden, in use since the 17th century. It is a derivative of Svear, the Swedish name for the ancient Germanic tribe the Swedes. The Swedish name of the country of Sweden is Sverige, a newer form of Svear rike meaning "the realm of the Svear".
SVEIN m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SVEN.
SVEINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of SVEN.
SVEN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn meaning "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
SVEND m Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of SVEN.
SVENJA f German
German feminine form of SVEN.
SVERRE m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Sverrir meaning "wild, swinging, spinning".
SVERRIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of SVERRE, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
SVETA f Russian
Short form of SVETLANA.
SVĚTLANA f Czech
Czech form of SVETLANA.
SVETLANA f Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem 'Svetlana' (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
SVETOMIR m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of ŚWIĘTOMIERZ.
SVETOPOLK m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVETOVID m Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and vidu "sight, view". This was the name of a four-headed Slavic god of war and light.
SVEVA f Italian
Possibly from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Suebi (svevo in Italian).
SVITLANA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of SVETLANA.
SVJETLANA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of SVETLANA.
SVYATOPOLK m Russian (Rare)
Means "blessed people" from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army".
SVYATOSLAV m Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".
SWANAHILDA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of SWANHILD.
SWANHILD f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements swan "swan" and hild "battle".
SWAPAN m Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".
SWAPNA f Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWAPNIL m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
SWARAN m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNA m & f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHI f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
SWEENEY m Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of SUIBHNE.
ŚWIĘTOMIERZ m Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".
SWIÐHUN m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of SWITHIN.
SWITHIN m History
From the Old English name Swiðhun or Swiþhun, derived from swiþ "strong" and perhaps hun "bear cub". Saint Swithin was a 9th-century bishop of Winchester.
SWITHUN m History
Variant of SWITHIN.
SYARHEY m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Сяргей (see SIARHEI).
SYBIL f English
Variant of SIBYL. This spelling variation has existed since the Middle Ages.
SYBILLA f Polish, Late Roman
Polish form and Latin variant of SIBYLLA.
SYBILLE f German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SYD m English
Short form of SYDNEY.
SYDNEY f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
SYED m Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYEDA f Urdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
SYLVA f Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
SYLVAIN m French
French form of SILVANUS.
SYLVAINE f French
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVANA f Various
Variant of SILVANA.
SYLVESTER m English, Dutch, Danish, German
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.
SYLVESTRE m French
French form of SILVESTER.
SYLVETTE f French
Diminutive of SYLVIE.
SYLVI f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of SOLVEIG. It is also used as a short form of SYLVIA.
SYLVIA f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German
Variant of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
SYLVIANE f French
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIE f French
French form of SILVIA.
SYLWESTER m Polish
Polish form of SILVESTER.
SYLWIA f Polish
Polish form of SILVIA.
SYMEON m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of SIMEON.
SYMEONU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
SYMON m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1) (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
SYMPHONY f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
SYNNE f Norwegian
Short form of SYNNØVE.
SYNNÖVE f Swedish
Swedish form of SUNNIVA.
SYNNØVE f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of SUNNIVA.
SYNTYCHE f Biblical, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "common fate". This is the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the New Testament.
SYUZANNA f Russian
Russian variant of SUSANNA.
SZABINA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SABINA.
SZABOLCS m Hungarian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Slavic word meaning "marten". It was borne by a leader of the Magyars at the time of Árpád. This is now the name of a region in Hungary.
SZANDRA f Hungarian
Hungarian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SZCZEPAN m Polish
Polish form of STEPHEN.
SZCZĘSNY m Polish
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
SZEBASZTIÁN m Hungarian
Hungarian variant form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SZILÁRD m Hungarian
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.
SZILVESZTER m Hungarian
Hungarian form of SILVESTER.
SZILVIA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SILVIA.
SZOFI f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SOPHIE, reflecting the French pronunciation.
SZONJA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of SONYA.
SZYMON m Polish
Polish form of SIMON (1).