Names Categorized "feelings"

This is a list of names in which the categories include feelings.
Adedayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
Aghi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ove.
Agmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Amund.
Agnar m Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
Agnarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Agnar.
Agner m Danish
Danish form of Agnar.
Ahava f Hebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
Alaia 1 f Basque
Means "joyful, happy" from Basque alai.
Alcmene f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ἀλκμήνη (Alkmene), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" combined with μήνη (mene) meaning "moon" or μῆνις (menis) meaning "wrath". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
Aliza f Hebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
Allegra f Italian, English (Rare)
Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron (1817-1822).
Allegria f Various
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
Amaro m Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from the Germanic name Adelmar, maybe influenced by Latin amarus "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint who was said to have sailed across the Atlantic to a paradise. He is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias in Spain.
Amund m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
Anand m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
Ananda m Tamil
Variant of Anand.
Anandi f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anand.
Andebert m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and meaning "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht meaning "bright".
Angrboða f Norse Mythology
Means "she who brings grief" in Old Norse, derived from angr "grief" and boða "to forebode, to proclaim". According to Norse mythology Angrboða was a giantess (jǫtunn) and the mother of three of Loki's children: Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel.
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian.
Ante 2 m Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal".
Antelmo m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Anthelm.
Anthelme m French (Rare)
French form of Anthelm.
Anuli f Western African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
Asher m Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
Ashoka m Sanskrit
Means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit. This name was borne by Ashoka the Great, a 3rd-century BC emperor of India.
Asiya f Arabic
Possibly from Arabic أسي (asy) meaning "distressed, grieved". According to Islamic tradition this was the name of the wife of the pharaoh at the time of Moses. She took care of the infant Moses and later accepted monotheism.
Avigail f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abigail.
Ayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
From Yoruba ayọ̀ meaning "joy", or a short form of other names containing this element.
Ayodele m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
Ayokunle m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
Ayomide f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
Ayotunde m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come again" in Yoruba.
Babis m Greek
Diminutive of Charalampos.
Barrett m English
From a surname probably meaning "strife" in Middle English, originally given to a quarrelsome person.
Batbayar m Mongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
Blažena f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy".
Blazh m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from Slavic blagu meaning "good, blessed, happy".
Blythe f & m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "cheerful" in Old English.
Bounmy m & f Lao
Means "happy", from Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" combined with ມີ (mi) meaning "to have".
Brónach f Irish
Means "sad", derived from Irish brón meaning "sorrow". Saint Brónach was a 6th-century Irish mystic.
Bronagh f Irish
Anglicized form of Brónach.
Chara f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
Charalampos m Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρά (chara) meaning "happiness" combined with λάμπω (lampo) meaning "to shine".
Charmion f Ancient Greek
Greek name derived from χάρμα (charma) meaning "delight". This was the name of one of Cleopatra's servants, as recorded by Plutarch.
Davor m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
Dayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy arrives" in Yoruba.
Dechen f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "great happiness" in Tibetan.
Deimos m Greek Mythology
Means "terror" in Greek. This was one of the sons of the Greek god Ares. Also, a moon of Mars bears this name.
Delicia f English (Rare)
Either from Latin deliciae "delight, pleasure" or a variant of the English word delicious. It has been used since the 17th century (rarely).
Delight f English (Rare)
Means simply "delight, happiness" from the English word.
Delora f English
Altered form of Dolores.
Delshad m & f Persian (Rare)
Means "happy heart, cheerful" in Persian, from دل (del) meaning "heart" and شاد (shad) meaning "happy".
Desta f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "joy" in Amharic.
Dikeledi f Southern African, Tswana
Means "tears" in Tswana.
Dilan f Turkish
Means "love" in Turkish.
Dilşad f & m Turkish, Kurdish
Turkish (feminine) and Kurdish (masculine) form of Delshad.
Dilshad m & f Urdu
Urdu form of Delshad.
Dolores f Spanish, English
Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows". It has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, becoming especially popular in America during the 1920s and 30s.
Duygu m & f Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
Eden f & m Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian 𒂔 (edin) meaning "plain". According to the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
Edna f English, Biblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha, for instance in the Book of Tobit belonging to the wife of Raguel. It was borne by the American poet Edna Dean Proctor (1829-1923). It did not become popular until the second half of the 19th century, after it was used for the heroine in the successful 1866 novel St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans. It peaked around the turn of the century and has declined steadily since then, falling off the American top 1000 list in 1992.
'Ednah f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Edna.
Effrosyni f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphrosyne.
Egil m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Egill, a diminutive of names that began with the element agi "awe, terror". This was the name of a semi-legendary 10th-century Viking, described in the Icelandic Egill's Saga.
Ekundayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "tears become joy" in Yoruba.
Elysia f Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
Éowyn f Literature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Ernest m English, French, Catalan, Polish, Slovak, Slovene
Derived from Germanic eornost meaning "serious". It was introduced to England by the German House of Hanover when they inherited the British throne in the 18th century, though it did not become common until the following century. The American author and adventurer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a famous bearer of the name. It was also used by Oscar Wilde for a character in his comedy The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).
Euphrosyne f Greek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
Euterpe f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τέρπω (terpo) meaning "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
Euthymius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐθύμιος (Euthymios) meaning "in good spirits, generous", derived from the word εὔθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θυμός (thymos) meaning "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
Evîn f Kurdish
Means "love" in Kurdish.
Farah f & m Arabic, Malay
Means "joy, happiness" in Arabic.
Fariha f Arabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
Farrah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرح (see Farah).
Fortunato m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
Freyde f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
Frosina f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Euphrosyne.
Fruzsina f Hungarian
Diminutive of Eufrozina, the Hungarian form of Euphrosyne.
Furaha f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili (ultimately of Arabic origin).
Furiosa f Popular Culture
Means "full of rage, furious" in Latin. This is the name of a warrior who turns against the evil Immortan Joe in the movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
Gaius m Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
Gaja 2 f Esperanto
Means "cheerful, merry, glad" in Esperanto.
Gale 2 m English
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
Ganymede m Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γάνυμαι (ganymai) meaning "to be glad" and μήδεα (medea) meaning "plans, counsel, cunning". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.
Gay f English
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
Gil 3 m Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
Gilah f Hebrew
Feminine form of Gil 3.
Gioconda f Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda, which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
Gioia f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
Gwandoya m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
Hailwic f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Heilwig.
Hana 1 f Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
Hande f Turkish
From Persian خنده (khandeh) meaning "laughter, smile".
Happy f & m English (Rare)
From the English word happy, derived from Middle English hap "chance, luck", of Old Norse origin.
Harsha m Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 7th-century emperor of northern India. He was also noted as an author.
Harshad m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
Heilwig f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
Hephzibah f Biblical
Means "my delight is in her" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah and the mother of Manasseh.
Hilarius m Ancient Roman
Roman name derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name Ἱλαρός (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ἱλαρός was the source of the Latin word hilaris). Saint Hilarius was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Poitiers. This was also the name of a 5th-century pope.
Hillevi f Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish form of Heilwig.
Inkar f Kazakh
Means "desire, passion" in Kazakh.
Iucunda f Late Roman
Latin form of Gioconda.
Jabez m Biblical
Means "sorrow" in Hebrew. This is the name of a character in the Old Testament who is blessed by God.
Jarogniew m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".
Jocosa f Medieval English
Medieval variant of Joyce, influenced by the Latin word iocosus or jocosus "merry, playful".
Joy f English
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Joyce f & m English
From the medieval masculine name Josse, which was derived from the earlier Iudocus, which was a Latinized form of the Breton name Judoc meaning "lord". The name belonged to a 7th-century Breton saint, and Breton settlers introduced it to England after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 14th century, but was later revived as a feminine name, perhaps because of similarity to the Middle English word joise "to rejoice". This given name also became a surname, as in the case of the Irish novelist James Joyce (1882-1941).
Kalea f Hawaiian
Means "joy, happiness" in Hawaiian.
Kayode m Western African, Yoruba
Means "bringing joy" in Yoruba.
Kazuyuki m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" and (yuki) meaning "happiness, good luck", as well as other combinations of kanji characters having the same reading.
Leela f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Lila 1.
Leta f English
Possibly derived from Latin laetus meaning "glad". Otherwise, it could be a short form of names ending in leta.
Letitia f English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia meaning "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
Lettice f English (Archaic)
Medieval form of Letitia.
Ligaya f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
Lila 1 f Indian, Hindi
Means "play, amusement" in Sanskrit.
Lilla f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of Lívia or Lídia.
Liron m & f Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
Lívia f Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of Livia 1.
Livia 1 f Italian, Romanian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Livius. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla.
Liviana f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name Livius.
Livianus m Ancient Roman
Latin masculine form of Liviana.
Livie f French (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech feminine form of Livius.
Livius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that may be related to either Latin liveo "to envy" or lividus "blue, envious". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.
Liwia f Polish
Polish form of Livia 1.
Lykke f Danish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
Lyssa 2 f Greek Mythology
Means "rage, fury, anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Lyssa is a goddess associated with uncontrolled rage.
Mahzun m Turkish (Rare)
Means "sad" in Turkish.
Makena f & m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
Mayumi 2 f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "tender, soft, modest" in Tagalog.
Mehetabel f Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Meriwether m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person. A notable bearer of the name was Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who, with William Clark, explored the west of North America.
Merry 1 f English
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrige. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), where it is a diminutive of Mercy.
Merry 2 m Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954). His full given name is Meriadoc; Merry is a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit-language name Kali meaning "jolly, merry" (in full Kalimac).
Mielikki f Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish mieli meaning "mind, mood". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of forests and hunting. By some accounts she is the wife of the god Tapio.
Mirinda f Esperanto
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
Misty f English
From the English word misty, ultimately derived from Old English. The jazz song Misty (1954) by Erroll Garner may have helped popularize the name.
Muirne f Irish Mythology
From Irish muirn meaning either "affection, endearment" or "festivity, exuberance". In Irish legend this was the name of the mother of Fionn mac Cumhaill. She is also called Muirenn.
Munyaradzi m Southern African, Shona
Means "comforter, consoler" in Shona, from nyaradza "to make quiet, to console".
Na'im m Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
Nand m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of Nanda.
Nanda m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
Nandita f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
Nekane f Basque
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.
Neşe f Turkish
Means "joy, happiness" in Turkish.
Nihal 2 m Indian, Hindi
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
Noble m English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
Nobuyuki m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" or (nobu) meaning "extend, stretch, open" combined with (yuki) meaning "row, line" or (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
Obrad m Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati meaning "to make happy".
Odin m Norse Mythology, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of Old Norse Óðinn, which was derived from óðr meaning "inspiration, rage, frenzy". It ultimately developed from the early Germanic *Woðanaz. The name appears as Woden in Anglo-Saxon sources (for example, as the founder of several royal lineages in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) and in forms such as Wotan, Wuotan or Wodan in continental Europe, though he is best known from Norse sources.... [more]
Osher m & f Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
Ove m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably a modern form of the Old Danish name Aghi, originally a short form of names that contain the Old Norse element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "terror".
Parviz m Persian
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
Peace f English (African)
From the English word peace, ultimately derived from Latin pax. This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Pedram m Persian
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
Phobos m Greek Mythology
Means "fear, panic" in Greek. This was one of the sons of Ares in Greek mythology. Also, one of the moons of Mars bears this name.
Pleasance f English (Archaic)
From the medieval name Plaisance, which meant "pleasant" in Old French.
Priti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
Radana f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
Radimir m Russian (Rare)
Russian variant form of Radomir.
Radko m Bulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
Radmir m Russian
Russian form of Radomir.
Radomil m Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
Radomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Radomir.
Radomir m Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
Radomíra f Czech
Czech feminine form of Radomir.
Radomira f Serbian
Feminine form of Radomir.
Radosław m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
Radovan m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
Radúz m Czech (Rare)
Derived from the Czech word rád "happy, glad". The Czech author Julius Zeyer probably created it for a character in his play Radúz and Mahulena (1898).
Rayno m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Radko.
Rhonwen f Welsh
Welsh form of Rowena, appearing in medieval Welsh poems and stories as a personification of the English people.
Rhys m Welsh, English
From Old Welsh Ris, probably meaning "ardour, enthusiasm". Several Welsh rulers have borne this name, including the 12th-century Rhys ap Gruffydd who fought against the invading Normans.
Ridha m Arabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
Rina 2 f Hebrew
Means "joy, singing" in Hebrew.
Ris m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Rhys.
Ron 2 m Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
Rona 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ron 2.
Roni 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
Rowena f English
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wunn "joy, bliss". According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist. Alternatively, Geoffrey may have based it on a Welsh name. It was popularized by Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel Ivanhoe (1819).
Sa'adah f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
Sachiko f Japanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Sa'id m Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
Salut f Catalan
Means "health" or "cheers" in Catalan.
Shad 1 m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
Simcha f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
Soledad f Spanish
Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude".
Szczęsny m Polish (Archaic)
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
Titilayo f Western African, Yoruba
Means "eternal happiness" in Yoruba.
Tristan m English, French, Arthurian Romance
Probably from the Celtic name Drustan, a diminutive of Drust, which occurs as Drystan in a few Welsh sources. As Tristan, it first appears in 12th-century French tales, probably altered by association with Old French triste "sad". According to the tales Tristan was sent to Ireland by his uncle King Mark of Cornwall in order to fetch Iseult, who was to be the king's bride. On the way back, Tristan and Iseult accidentally drink a potion that makes them fall in love. Later versions of the tale make Tristan one of King Arthur's knights. His tragic story was very popular in the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since then.
Tutku f & m Turkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
Veljko m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of Veselko.
Veselin m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
Veselko m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning "cheerful".
Viyan f Kurdish
Means "desire" in Kurdish.
Winston m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name Wynnstan. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1949 novel 1984.
Wulfwynn f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and wynn "joy".
Wynnflæd f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and flæd "beauty".
Wynnstan m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and stan "stone".
Xinyi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Yuki f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
Yukiko f Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (ki) meaning "joy" or (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Zbigniew m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
Zelig m Yiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Asher.
Zelophehad m Biblical
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
Zorion m Basque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
Zorione f Basque
Feminine form of Zorion.