Names with "desire" in Meaning

This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keyword desire.
gender
usage
meaning
Abhilash m Indian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
Abhilasha f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Abhilash.
Akanksha f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
Angharad f Welsh, Old Welsh (Modernized), Welsh Mythology
From an Old Welsh name recorded in various forms such as Acgarat and Ancarat. It means "much loved", from the intensive prefix an- combined with a mutated form of caru "to love". In the medieval Welsh romance Peredur son of Efrawg, Angharad Golden-Hand is the lover of the knight Peredur.
Arezou f Persian
Means "desire" in Persian.
Asha 1 f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
Caratācos m Brythonic (Hypothetical)
Possible Brythonic form of Caratacus.
Caratauc m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Caradog.
Carwyn m Welsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "to love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed". This name was created in the 20th century.
Ceri f & m Welsh
Meaning uncertain. It could come from the name of the Ceri River in Ceredigion, Wales; it could be a short form of Ceridwen; it could be derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
Cupid m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows, which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.
Desiderius m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desiderium meaning "longing, desire". It was the name of several early saints. It was also borne in the 8th century by the last king of the Lombard Kingdom.
Désiré m French
Masculine form of Désirée.
Désirée f French, Dutch, German
French form of Desiderata. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".
Dilek f Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
Emel f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
Esha f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
Inkar f Kazakh
Means "desire, passion" in Kazakh.
Kama m Hinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
Kamakshi f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is the name of a Hindu fertility goddess. She is considered to be an incarnation of Parvati.
Könül f Azerbaijani
Means "heart, soul, desire" in Azerbaijani.
Maram f & m Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
Mu m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
Munya f Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
Murad m Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
Nahia f Basque
From Basque nahi meaning "desire, wish".
Tamanna f Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, from Persian تمنّا (tamanna), ultimately from Arabic.
Thato m & f Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "will, desire" in Sotho and Tswana.
Trishna f Indian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
Uduak m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
Venus f Roman Mythology
Means "love, sexual desire" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of love and sex. Her character was assimilated with that of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. As the mother of Aeneas she was considered an ancestor of the Roman people. The second planet from the sun is named after her.
Vilgot m Swedish
From the Old Norse elements vili "will, desire" and góðr "good" or guð "God". This name was created in the 19th century.
Viljar 1 m Estonian
Estonian masculine form of Vilja.
Viljar 2 m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements vili "will, desire" and herr "army, warrior".
Viyan f Kurdish
Means "desire" in Kurdish.
Weljafriþuz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of Wilfrið and Willifrid.
Weljahelmaz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of William.
Wil m & f English, Dutch
Short form of William and other names beginning with Wil.
Wilbert m Dutch
Means "bright will", derived from the Old German elements willo "will, desire" and beraht "bright".
Wilburg f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements willa "will, desire" and burg "fortress".
Wilfred m English
Means "desiring peace" from Old English willa "will, desire" and friþ "peace". Saint Wilfrid was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
Wilheard m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Willihard.
Willehad m Germanic
Old German or Old English name derived from the elements willo "will, desire" and hadu "battle, combat". This was the name of an 8th-century Northumbrian saint active in Frisia and Saxony.
William m English
From the Germanic name Willehelm meaning "will helmet", composed of the elements willo "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". An early saint by this name was the 8th-century William of Gellone, a cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England in the 11th century. From then until the modern era it has been among the most common of English names (with John, Thomas and Robert).... [more]
Willibald m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements willo "will, desire" and bald "bold, brave". Saint Willibald was an 8th-century bishop of Eichstätt, Bavaria.
Willifrid m Germanic
From the Old German elements willo "will, desire" and fridu "peace" (a cognate of Wilfred).
Willihard m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements willo "will, desire" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy".
Willimar m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements willo "will, desire" and mari "famous". It is a cognate of Wilmǣr.
Williric m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements willo "will, desire" and rih "ruler, king".
Wilmǣr m Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements willa "will, desire" and mære "famous".
Wiltrud f German
Derived from the Old German elements willo "will, desire" and drud "strength". This name was borne by a 10th-century German saint from Bergen.
Želimir m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
Željka f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Feminine form of Željko.
Željko m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".