Names Starting with S

Svanhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Svanhild.
Svante m Swedish
Swedish short form of Svantepolk.
Svantepolk m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Svatopluk. 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 meaning "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".
Svätopluk m Slovak
Slovak form of Svatopluk.
Svatopluk m Czech
Means "blessed people", derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army". Svatopluk the Great was a 9th-century ruler of Great Moravia, a region centered around the modern Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Svatoslav m Czech
Czech form of Svyatoslav.
Svatoslava f Czech
Czech feminine 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 Icelandic, Old Norse
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Sven.
Sven m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn meaning "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Svend m Danish
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 Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Sverre, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Sveta f Russian
Short form of Svetlana.
Svetka f Russian
Diminutive of Svetlana.
Svetla f Bulgarian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world".
Světlana f Czech
Czech form of Svetlana.
Svetlana f Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Armenian, Georgian
Derived from Russian svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem Svetlana (1813) by the 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 Svatopluk.
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).
Sviatlana f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Svetlana.
Sviatoslav m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Ukrainian Святослав (see Svyatoslav).
Svit m Slovene
Means "dawn" in Slovene.
Svitlana f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Svetlana.
Svjetlana f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Svetlana.
Svyatoslav m Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century ruler of Kievan Rus, the son of Igor and Olga, and the first to have a name of Slavic origin instead of Old Norse.
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 Mythology
Anglicized form of Suibhne. In fiction, this name is borne by the murderous barber Sweeney Todd, first appearing in the British serial The String of Pearls: A Romance (1846-1847).
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 & f 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. Formerly used by both genders, since the 1980s this spelling of the name has been mostly 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.
Sylvan m English
Either a variant of Silvanus or directly from the Latin word silva meaning "wood, forest".
Sylvana f Various
Variant of Silvana.
Sylvester m English, German, Danish
Medieval variant of Silvester. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. A famous bearer is the American actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-).
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, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Variant of Silvia. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.
Sylviane f French
Variant of Sylvaine.
Sylvie f French, Czech
French and Czech 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 Church 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 σύμφωνος (symphonos) meaning "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 derived from συντυχία (syntychia) meaning "occurrence, event". 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 (Archaic)
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.