Names Categorized "family"

This is a list of names in which the categories include family.
gender
usage
AAGE m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
ACHAAB m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHAB m Biblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
'ACH'AV m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ÅGE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AHAB m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) meaning "brother" and אָב ('av) meaning "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. Herman Melville later used this name in his novel Moby-Dick (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AITOR m Basque, Spanish
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
ÅKE m Swedish
Swedish form of ÁKI.
ÁKI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
ATHAULF m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from atta "father" and wulf "wolf". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.
AVI m Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
ÂVIÂJA f Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "cousin" in Greenlandic.
BIDZINA m Georgian
From Georgian ბიძა (bidza) meaning "uncle". This was the name of a 17th-century Georgian saint and martyr.
BUDDY m English
From the English word meaning "friend". It probably originated as a nursery form of the word brother.
CUNÉGONDE f French (Rare)
French form of KUNIGUNDE. Voltaire used this name in his novel Candide (1759).
CUNIGUND f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of KUNIGUNDE.
DAVID m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DEARBHÁIL f Irish
Means "daughter of Fál", derived from the Old Irish poetic word der meaning "daughter" and Fál, a legendary name for Ireland.
DEIRBHILE f Irish
Means "daughter of a poet" from Old Irish der "daughter" and file "poet". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
DERVAL f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVILA f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
DERVLA f Irish
Anglicized form of DEARBHÁIL or DEIRBHILE.
EDDA (2) f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
EMRE m Turkish
Means "friend, brother" in Turkish. This name was borne by the 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.
ENYINNAYA m Western African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ETENESH f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are my sister" in Amharic.
GENEVIÈVE f French
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
GENEVIEVE f English
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVAITĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEFFA f Italian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOWEFA f Polish
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
GINETTE f French
Diminutive of GENEVIÈVE.
GIOVE m Roman Mythology (Italianized)
Italian form of Iovis (see JOVE). This is the Italian name for the Roman god Jupiter.
GORO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 五郎 (see GORŌ).
GORŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (go) meaning "five" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fifth son. Different combinations of kanji are also possible.
GOROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 五郎 (see GORŌ).
HACHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 八郎 (see HACHIRŌ).
HACHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (hachi) meaning "eight" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the eighth son. Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HACHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 八郎 (see HACHIRŌ).
HAMMURABI m Babylonian (Anglicized), History
From Akkadian Hammu-rapi, probably derived from Amorite, another Semitic language. Various meanings, such as "uncle is a healer", have been suggested.... [more]
HAMMU-RAPI m Babylonian
Akkadian form of HAMMURABI.
ICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIRŌ).
ICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ichi) meaning "one" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the first son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
ICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIRŌ).
IKENNA m Western African, Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
JIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jiā) meaning "good, auspicious, beautiful", (jiā) meaning "home, family", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
JIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 二郎 (see JIRŌ).
JIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ji) meaning "two" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the second son. Other combinations of kanji characters can also be possible.
JIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 二郎 (see JIRŌ).
JOVE m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JUPITER m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
JŪRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "ten" and () meaning "son". Traditionally this name was given to the tenth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are possible as well.
JURO (2) m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JŪRŌ).
JUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JŪRŌ).
JUUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 十郎 (see JŪRŌ).
KADEK m & f Balinese
Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
KATSURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 勝郎 (see KATSURŌ).
KATSURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" and () meaning "son". Different kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
KATSUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 勝郎 (see KATSURŌ).
KENTARŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong", (ta) meaning "thick, big" and () meaning "son". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
KICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIRŌ).
KICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (kichi) meaning "good luck" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 吉郎 (see KICHIRŌ).
KUNEGUNDA f Polish (Rare)
Polish form of KUNIGUNDE. The 13th-century Saint Kunegunda was the daughter of Bela IV, king of Hungary. She married Boleslaus V of Poland, but after his death refused to assume power and instead became a nun.
KUNIBERT m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuni "clan, family" and beraht "bright".
KUNIGUNDE f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic element kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry II.
KUNO m German, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element kuni meaning "clan, family". It can also be a short form of KONRAD.
KURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 九郎 (see KURŌ).
KURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ku) meaning "nine" and () meaning "son". This name was traditionally given to the ninth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
KUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 九郎 (see KURŌ).
MADISON f & m English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie Splash (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. It was ranked second for girls in the United States by 2001. This rise from obscurity to prominence in only 18 years represents an unprecedented 550,000 percent increase in usage.... [more]
MARI (3) f Mythology
Possibly from Basque emari meaning "donation" or amari meaning "mother". This was the name of a goddess of the weather and fertility in Basque mythology.
MAYRBEK m Chechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MERITITES f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian mryt-jts meaning "loved by her father". This name was borne by several Egyptian royals, including a wife and a daughter of the pharaoh Khufu.
NAJA f Indigenous American, Greenlandic, Danish
Means "boy's younger sister" in Greenlandic. It was popularized in Denmark by the writer B. S. Ingemann, who used it in his novel Kunnuk and Naja, or the Greenlanders (1842).
NOKOMIS f New World Mythology
Means "my grandmother" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology this is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother. It was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the grandmother of Hiawatha in his 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.
NUKA m & f Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
PUTERI f Malay
Means "daughter, princess" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTU m & f Balinese
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
ROKURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 六郎 (see ROKURŌ).
ROKURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (roku) meaning "six" and () meaning "son". This name was traditionally given to the sixth son. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
ROKUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 六郎 (see ROKURŌ).
SABURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 三郎 (see SABURŌ).
SABURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (sabu) meaning "three" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the third son. Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
SABUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 三郎 (see SABURŌ).
SHERAH f Biblical
Means "kinswoman" in Hebrew. This is the name of a daughter of Ephraim in the Old Testament.
SHICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 七郎 (see SHICHIRŌ).
SHICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (shichi) meaning "seven" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the seventh son. Other kanji combinations can be possible.
SHICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 七郎 (see SHICHIRŌ).
SHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 四郎 (see SHIRŌ).
SHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (shi) meaning "four" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fourth son. Other kanji combinations are possible.
SHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 四郎 (see SHIRŌ).
SISKO f Finnish
Means "sister" in Finnish.
SUNI m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
TAMA m Maori
Means "son, boy" in Maori.
TAMSIN f English (British)
Contracted form of THOMASINA. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.
TARO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 太郎 (see TARŌ).
TARŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.
TAROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 太郎 (see TARŌ).
THỊ f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thị) meaning "clan, family, maiden name". This is a very common middle name for Vietnamese girls.
THOMASINA f English
Medieval feminine form of THOMAS.
TIA f English
Short form of names ending with tia. It has been suggested that its use since the 1950s is the result of the brand name for the coffee liqueur Tia Maria. In the brand name, Tia is not a given name; rather, it means "aunt" in Spanish or Portuguese.
TOMASA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of THOMAS.
TOMINE f Norwegian
Feminine form of TOMAS.
TORNIKE m Georgian
Georgian form of Greek Τορνίκιος (Tornikios) or Τορνίκης (Tornikes), the name of a prominent Byzantine family that was of Armenian or Georgian descent. The family name may be derived from Armenian թոռնիկ (tornik), a diminutive of թոռն (torn) meaning "grandchild". Usage as a given name probably began in honour of the family, a notable member of which was a saint.
VELLO m Estonian
From a diminutive form of the Estonian word veli meaning "brother".
XWM m Hmong
Means "second son" in Hmong.
YOSHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 義郎 (see YOSHIRŌ).
YOSHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
YOSHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 義郎 (see YOSHIRŌ).
ZIEMOWIT m Polish
From an old Slavic name derived from the elements sem "family" and vit "lord, master". This was the name of a legendary Piast prince of Poland. It was also borne by several other Piast rulers.