Names Categorized "beginnings"

This is a list of names in which the categories include beginnings.
gender
usage
Abosede f Western African, Yoruba
Means "comes with the start of the week" in Yoruba, given when the child is born on Sunday.
Achim 2 m Biblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
Afërdita f Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day". It is also used as an Albanian form of Aphrodite.
Agim m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
Akinyi f Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian, from анх (ankh) meaning "first" and баяр (bayar) meaning "joy".
Arata m Japanese
From Japanese (arata) meaning "fresh, new". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
Asier m Basque
Means "the beginning", from Basque hasi.
Åsne f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ásný, derived from the elements áss "god" and nýr "new".
Atum m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian jtm or tmw, derived from tm meaning "completion, totality". This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.
Ausma f Latvian
Means "dawn" in Latvian.
Aušra f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
Austra f Latvian
Latvian cognate of Aušra.
Burim m Albanian
Means "spring, well, water source" in Albanian.
Chae-Won f Korean
From Sino-Korean (chae) meaning "collect, gather, pluck" or (chae) meaning "colour" combined with (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning". Other hanja combinations can also form this name.
Conceição f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Concepción.
Concepción f Spanish
Means "conception" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. A city in Chile bears this name.
Concepta f Irish
Latinate form of Concetta, used especially in Ireland.
Concetta f Italian
Means "conceived" in Italian, referring to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
Cynwrig m Old Welsh
Derived from Old Welsh cynt meaning "first, chief" and gur meaning "man", plus the suffix ig indicating "has the quality of".
Dagny f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and nýr "new".
Dawn f English
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
Duha f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
Eka 1 m & f Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
Ensio m Finnish
Derived from Finnish ensi meaning "first".
Eos f Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Epiktetos m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.
Fajr f Arabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
Genesio m Italian
Italian form of Genesius.
Genesis f English (Modern)
Means "birth, origin" in Greek. This is the name of the first book of the Old Testament in the Bible. It tells of the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, Noah and the great flood, and the three patriarchs.
Genesius m Late Roman
From Greek γένεσις (genesis) meaning "birth, origin". This was the name of various early Christian saints, notably Genesius of Rome, the patron saint of actors.
Gentius m Albanian
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
Goizane f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz meaning "morning".
Goizargi f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
Gry f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "to dawn" in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
Gwawr f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
Hajime m Japanese
Means "beginning" in Japanese, written with kanji having the same or similar meanings, such as , or , as well others.
Hajnal f Hungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian.
Hatsue f Japanese
From Japanese (hatsu) meaning "first, original, beginning" combined with (e) meaning "picture". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Hodesh f Biblical
Means "new moon, month" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this is the wife of Shaharaim.
İlkay f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
İlker m Turkish
Means "first man" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and er "man, hero, brave".
İlkin m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
İlknur f Turkish
Means "first light" in Turkish.
Jachin m Biblical
Means "he establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Simeon in the Old Testament. It was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple, Boaz being the other.
Janus m Roman Mythology
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.
Jeconiah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh will establish" in Hebrew. This is another name (with the same meaning) of the Judean king Jehoiachin.
Jehoiachin m Biblical
Means "Yahweh will establish" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah. Also known as Jeconiah, he was imprisoned in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar after a brief reign in the early 6th century BC.
Jianhong m Chinese
From Chinese (jiàn) meaning "build, establish" combined with (hóng) meaning "wide, spacious, great, vast". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Kenaniah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh establishes" in Hebrew. This was the name of two minor Old Testament characters.
Kentigern m History (Ecclesiastical)
From a Brythonic name in which the second element is Celtic *tigernos "lord, ruler". The first element may be *kentus "first" or * "dog, hound" (genitive *kunos). This was the name of a 6th-century saint from the Kingdom of Strathclyde. He is the patron saint of Glasgow.
Koit m Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
Lindita f Albanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day".
Liwen m & f Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "morning" in Mapuche.
Manlius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
Meona'hane m Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "morning killer" in Cheyenne, derived from méo- "morning" and -na'hané "kill, coup".
Natividad f Spanish
Means "nativity" in Spanish.
Navdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Navin m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
Neo 2 m Various
From a prefix meaning "new", ultimately from Greek νέος (neos).... [more]
Neon m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νέος (neos) meaning "new".
Neophytos m Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "new plant, new child", from a word that was derived from νέος (neos) meaning "new" and φυτόν (phyton) meaning "plant".
Neoptolemus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτόλεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νέος (neos) meaning "new" combined with an Epic Greek form of πόλεμος (polemos) meaning "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
Nguyên m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
Nishant m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
Nova f English, Swedish (Modern), Dutch (Modern)
Derived from Latin novus meaning "new". It was first used as a name in the 19th century.
Novak m Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new". A notable bearer is the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (1987-).
Novella f Italian
Derived from Latin novellus meaning "new, young, novel", a diminutive of novus "new". This name was borne by the 14th-century Italian scholar Novella d'Andrea, who taught law at the University of Bologna.
Nu m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian nnw meaning "primeval water". In Egyptian mythology this was the name of the god who personified the primeval waters from which the earth was born.
Oddny f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Oddný.
Oddný f Old Norse, Icelandic
From Old Norse oddr "point of a sword" and nýr "new".
Omondi m Eastern African, Luo
Means "born early in the morning" in Luo.
Parvan m Bulgarian
From Bulgarian първи (parvi) meaning "first".
Pınar f Turkish
Means "spring" in Turkish.
Prabhat m Indian, Hindi
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
Pranvera f Albanian
Derived from Albanian pranverë meaning "spring", itself from pranë "nearby, close" and verë "summer".
Preben m Danish, Norwegian
Modern Danish form of the name Pridbjørn, which was a medieval Scandinavian form of the Slavic (Wendish) name Pridbor, which was derived from Slavic prid meaning "first" and borti meaning "battle". It was imported into Danish via the medieval Putbus family, who were Slavic nobles from Rügen in Pomerania.
Primitivus m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "first formed". Saint Primitivus was a 3rd-century Spanish martyr.
Primo m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom was martyred.
Primula f English (Rare)
From the name of a genus of several species of flowers, including the primrose. It is derived from the Latin word primulus meaning "very first".
Proserpina f Roman Mythology
Means "to emerge" in Latin. She was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone.
Proteus m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek πρῶτος (protos) meaning "first". In Greek mythology this was the name of a prophetic god of the sea. Shakespeare later utilized it for a character in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594).
Rīta f Latvian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Latvian rīts meaning "morning". Alternatively it could be a Latvian variant of Rita.
Rytis m Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian rytas meaning "morning".
Sabah f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
Sabah ad-Din m Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
Sahar f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
Seong-Ho m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "abundant, flourishing" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "daybreak, bright". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
Shachar f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Signý f Old Norse, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse name that was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and nýr "new". In Norse legend she was the twin sister of Sigmund and the wife of Siggeir.
Si-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (si) meaning "begin, start" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Sorne f Basque (Rare)
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
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.
Svit m Slovene
Means "dawn" in Slovene.
Taner m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
Temel m Turkish
Means "fundamental, basic" in Turkish.
Ushas f Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
Vihaan m Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit विहान (vihana) meaning "dawn, morning".
Yeong-Gi m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper" and (gi) meaning "rise, stand up, begin". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Zerah m Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
Zora f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
Zoraida f Spanish
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel Don Quixote (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity and elopes with a Spanish officer.
Zoryana f Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian зоря (zorya) meaning "dawn, star".