Ashm & fEnglish Short form of Ashley. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
Ayla 3fLiterature Created for the novel Clan of the Cave Bear (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.
CyrusmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized) From Κῦρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
DaltonmEnglish From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley town" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was John Dalton (1766-1844), the English chemist and physicist who theorized about the existence of atoms.
GlennmScottish, English From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic gleann"valley". A famous bearer of the surname was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
JanicefEnglish Elaborated form of Jane, created by Paul Leicester Ford for his novel Janice Meredith (1899).
JanusmRoman 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.
JohnnymEnglish Diminutive of John. A famous bearer is American actor Johnny Depp (1963-).
LeahfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah), which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". Alternatively it might be related to Akkadian littu meaning "cow". In the Old Testament Leah is the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's younger sister Rachel, who he preferred. Leah later offered Jacob her handmaid Zilpah in order for him to conceive more children.... [more]
MarcomItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch Italian form of Marcus (see Mark). During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MelchiormDutch (Rare), Judeo-Christian Legend Possibly from the Hebrew roots מֶלֶכְ (melekh) meaning "king" and אוֹר ('or) meaning "light". This was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. According to medieval tradition he was a king of Persia.
MiguelmSpanish, Portuguese Spanish and Portuguese form of Michael. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote Don Quixote.
MikifJapanese From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" and 紀 (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
PierremFrench, Swedish French form of Peter. This name has been consistently popular in France since the 13th century, but fell out of the top 100 names in 2017. It was borne by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French impressionist painter, and Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a physicist who discovered radioactivity with his wife Marie.
Pipm & fEnglish Diminutive of Philip or Philippa. This was the name of the main character in Great Expectations (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PollyfEnglish Medieval variant of Molly. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.