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This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keywords wise or intelligent or wisdom or intelligence.
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AHURA MAZDAmPersian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
ALVISmNorse Mythology
Means "all wise" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
ANHm & fVietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
AQILmArabic
Means "intelligent, wise" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
BASIRmArabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
BİLGEm & fTurkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BLEDAmHistory
Possibly from a Turkic root meaning "wise". According to other theories the name was of Gothic origin, or was a Gothicized form of a Hunnic name. This was the name of the brother of Attila.
CATO (1)mAncient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "wise" in Latin. This name was bestowed upon Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato), a 2nd-century BC Roman statesman, author and censor, and was subsequently inherited by his descendants, including his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis), a politician and philosopher who opposed Julius Caesar.
CHIKA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (chi) meaning "scatter" combined with (ka) meaning "good, beautiful" or (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
DAm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), () meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
DAICHImJapanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (chi) meaning "earth, land" or (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DANA (4)m & fPersian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DAUMANTASmLithuanian
From Lithuanian daug "much" and mantus "intelligent". This name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian ruler of Pskov who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
EUN-JIfKorean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
FAHIMmArabic
Means "intelligent, scholar" in Arabic.
FATIN (2)mArabic
Means "intelligent" in Arabic.
FRODEmDanish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRODOmLiterature
Derived from the Germanic element frod "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.
GOUYENfNative American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GUISCARDmMedieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
HAKIMmArabic
Means "wise" in Arabic.
HIKMATm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HUỆfVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (huệ) meaning "orchid".
HUIf & mChinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HYEmKorean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters which are pronounced in the same way. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character. A notable bearer was a 6th-century king of Baekje.
HYE-JINfKorean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or (hye) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with (jin) meaning "precious, rare". This name can be formed by a variety of other hanja character combinations as well.
IFIOKm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
JIm & fKorean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
JI-HUm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (hu) meaning "thick". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
JI-HUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (hun) meaning "meritorious deed, rank". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
JI-HYEfKorean
From a Sino-Korean compound meaning "wisdom", formed of the hanja characters (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
JI-MINf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (min) meaning "gentle, affable", (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "jade, stone resembling jade". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YEONGf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YUfKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
KAVImIndian, Hindi
From a title for a a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
MAIARAfNative American, Tupi
Means "great grandmother, wise" in Tupi.
MANISHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANU (1)mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
METISfGreek Mythology
Means "wisdom, skill, cunning" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a Titan. Because it was prophesized that her children would be wiser than Zeus, he swallowed her after he had impregnated her. However, their daughter Athena eventually burst from his head fully grown.
MICHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be comprised of other combinations of kanji.
MIN-JIfKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
NAJIBmArabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NUHA (1)fArabic
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
OYUNCHIMEGfMongolian
Means "wisdom ornament" in Mongolian.
PRATIBHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "light, splendour, intelligence" in Sanskrit.
PREECHAmThai
Means "intelligence, wisdom" in Thai.
REINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "wise" and (na), a phonetic character. This name can also be formed by other combinations of kanji.
SAM (3)mLiterature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Samwise meaning "half wise" in Old English (the language used by Tolkien to represent the old hobbit speech).
SATOMIfJapanese
From Japanese (sato) meaning "village" or (sato) meaning "intelligent, clever, bright" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SOPHEAf & mKhmer
Means "wisdom" in Khmer.
SOPHIAfEnglish, Greek, German, Ancient Greek
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.... [more]
SOTHYm & fKhmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
SUDHIRmIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMATIfHinduism, 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.
SUNITAfHinduism, 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.
TOMOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other kanji characters as well.
TOMOMIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (tomo) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (tomo) meaning "friend" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
VIVEKmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
WISDOMf & mEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
YEONG-CHEOLmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.
ZEKİmTurkish
Means "intelligent" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic ذكيّ (dhakiy).
ZHIm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHIHAOm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". Many other character combinations are possible.