AOI f & m Japanese
From Japanese 葵 (aoi)
meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of 碧 (ao)
meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
ASENA f Turkish
Possibly of Scythian origin meaning "blue"
. In Turkic mythology Asena was a grey wolf who gave birth to the ancestor of the Ashina tribe of Turks.
AZURE f English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard)
meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
CAESO m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, that was probably derived from Latin caesius
. This praenomen was only used by a few families.
GORMLAITH f Irish, Scottish
Derived from Irish gorm
"blue" or "illustrious" and flaith
"princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler Brian
KAHURANGI f & m Maori
From the name of a type of green gemstone found in New Zealand, meaning "sky blue"
LIVIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that may be related to either Latin liveo "to envy"
or lividus "blue, envious"
. Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.
QING f & m Chinese
From Chinese 青 (qīng)
meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QINGLONG m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese 青 (qīng)
meaning "blue, green" and 龙 (lóng)
meaning "dragon". This is the Chinese name of the Azure Dragon, associated with the east and the spring season.
SAPPHIRA f Biblical
From the Greek name Σαπφείρη (Sappheire)
, which was from Greek σάπφειρος (sappheiros)
or "lapis lazuli"
(ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)
). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
SHYAMA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama)
meaning "dark, black, blue"
. This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम
, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna
, as well as the feminine form श्यामा
, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva
. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SINI f Finnish
in Finnish. More specifically, sini
is a poetic term for the colour blue.
SIRJE f Estonian
Possibly from Estonian sinisirje
, 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.
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".
ŽYDRŪNAS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian žydra
meaning "light blue"
(using the patronymic suffix ūnas