Names Categorized "desire"

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ABHILASH m Indian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKANKSHA f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AREZOO f Persian
Means "desire" in Persian.
ASHA (1) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
AVA (3) f German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVILA f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
AVIS f English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
CHANDRAKANT m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.
CONOR m Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Irish name Conchobar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.
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.
DESI m Spanish
Diminutive of DESIDERIO.
DESIDERATA f Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERATUS.
DESIDERATUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desideratum meaning "desired". This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
DESIDERIA f Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of DESIDERIO. This was the Latin name of a 19th-century queen of Sweden, the wife of Karl XIV. She was born in France with the name Désirée.
DESIDERIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of DESIDERIUS.
DESIDERIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin desiderium "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.
DÉSIRÉE f French
French form of DESIDERATA. In part it is directly from the French word meaning "desired, wished".
DESIREE f English
English form of DÉSIRÉE. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the movie 'Désirée' (1954).
DEZIRINDA f Esperanto
Means "desirable" in Esperanto.
DİLEK f Turkish
Means "wish, desire" in Turkish.
DILETTA f Italian
Means "beloved" in Italian, from Latin dilectus.
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.
KAMINI f Indian, Hindi
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
KANTA f & m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
LALITA f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of one of the playmates of the young Krishna. It is also another name of the goddess Parvati.
LOIS (1) f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.
MARAM f & m Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MIREILLE f French
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire".
MOHANA m & f Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
MUNA f Arabic
Means "wishes, desires", from the plural of Arabic منية (munyah).
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
Means "desire" in Basque.
TAMANNA m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TIRAS m Biblical
Possibly means "desire" in Hebrew. Tiras is a grandson of Noah in the Old Testament.
TRISHNA f Indian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
UDUAK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
VENERA f Russian, Bulgarian, Albanian
Russian, Bulgarian and Albanian form of VENUS.
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.
WILBERT m Dutch
Means "bright will", derived from the Germanic elements wil "will, desire" and beraht "bright".
WILBURG f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wil "will, desire" and burg "fortress".
WILFRED m English
Means "desiring peace" from Old English wil "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.
WILFREDA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of WILFRED.
WILLAMAR m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and mari "famous".
WILLIAM m English
From the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century 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. It was later borne by three other English kings, as well as rulers of Scotland, Sicily (of Norman origin), the Netherlands and Prussia.... [more]
WILLIHARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and hard "brave, hardy".
ŽELIMIR m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
ŽELJKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".