Names Categorized "feminine forms"

This is a list of names in which the categories include feminine forms.
gender
usage
Léontine f French
French form of Leontina.
Leontýna f Czech
Czech form of Leontina.
Leontyne f English (Rare)
Variant of Léontine. This name was borne by opera singer Leontyne Price (1927-).
Léopoldine f French
French feminine form of Leopold.
Liana f Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English, Georgian
Short form of Juliana, Liliana and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
Liberata f Late Roman
Feminine form of Liberatus. This was the name of a few early saints, including the patron of Pizzone, Italy.
Liberia f Late Roman
Feminine form of Liberius.
Lili f German, French, Hungarian
German, French and Hungarian diminutive of Elisabeth and other names containing li. It is also sometimes connected to the German word lilie meaning "lily".
Liora f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of Lior.
Liorit f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of Lior.
Liucija f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Lucia.
Liudvika f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of Ludwig.
Liùsaidh f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Lucia or Louisa.
Livie f French (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech feminine form of Livius.
Ljubena f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of Lyuben.
Lleucu f Welsh
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Lleu. This name appears in the 14th-century poem Marwnad Lleucu Llwyd, written by Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen for his deceased lover Lleucu Llwyd.
Llewela f Welsh
Variant of Llewella.
Llewella f Welsh
Feminine form of Llywelyn.
Llúcia f Catalan
Catalan form of Lucia.
Lluïsa f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of Louis.
Loane f French (Modern)
Feminine form of Elouan.
Lochana f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Lochan.
Lone f Danish
Short form of Abelone.
Longina f Polish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Longinus.
Lorenza f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lorna f English
Created by the author R. D. Blackmore for the title character in his novel Lorna Doone (1869), set in southern England, which describes the dangerous love between John Ridd and Lorna Doone. Blackmore may have based the name on the Scottish place name Lorne or on the title Marquis of Lorne (see Lorne).
Louella f English
Combination of Lou and the popular name suffix ella.
Louisa f English, German, Dutch
Latinate feminine form of Louis. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of Little Women.
Louise f French, English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Louis.
Louisette f French
Diminutive of Louise.
Louiza f Greek
Greek feminine form of Louis.
Lova f Swedish
Short form of Lovisa.
Loviisa f Finnish
Finnish feminine form of Louis.
Loviise f Estonian
Estonian feminine form of Louis.
Lovis f Swedish
Variant of Lovisa.
Lovisa f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Louis.
Lovise f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of Louis.
Ľubomíra f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Lubomír.
Lubomíra f Czech
Feminine form of Lubomír.
Lúcia f Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of Lucia.
Lucia f Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Lucius. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
Lucienne f French
Feminine form of Lucien.
Lucila f Spanish
Spanish form of Lucilla.
Lucília f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Lucilius.
Lucilia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Lucilius.
Lucilla f Italian, Ancient Roman
Latin diminutive of Lucia. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred in Rome.
Lucille f French, English
French form of Lucilla. A famous bearer was American comedienne Lucille Ball (1911-1989).
Lucinda f English, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of Lucia created by Cervantes for his novel Don Quixote (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play The Doctor in Spite of Himself (1666).
Łucja f Polish
Polish form of Lucia.
Ludivine f French
Possibly from a feminine form of Leutwin. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries Les Gens de Mogador.
Ludwika f Polish
Polish feminine form of Ludwig.
Luella f English
Variant of Louella.
Luísa f Portuguese
Feminine form of Luís.
Luisa f Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of Luis.
Luise f German
German form of Louise.
Luisella f Italian
Diminutive of Luisa.
Luiza f Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian feminine form of Louis.
Lujza f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak feminine form of Louis.
Luus f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of Lucia.
Luzia f Portuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of Lucia.
Lysandra f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Lysandros (see Lysander).
Macaria f Spanish
Feminine form of Macario.
Maela f Breton
Feminine form of Maël.
Maëlie f French
Feminine form of Maël.
Maëlle f French, Breton
Feminine form of Maël.
Maëlys f French
Feminine form of Maël, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mailys.
Malika f Arabic
Means "queen" in Arabic, the feminine form of Malik 1.
Malina 1 f Scottish
Feminine form of Malcolm.
Manola f Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of Manuel.
Manuelita f Spanish
Diminutive of Manuela.
Marcelina f Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish feminine form of Marcellinus.
Marcelle f French
French feminine form of Marcellus.
Marcellette f French (Rare)
French feminine diminutive of Marcellus.
Marcelline f French
French feminine form of Marcellinus.
Márcia f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Marcia.
Marcia f English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Marcius. It was borne by a few very minor saints. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
Marciana f Ancient Roman, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine form of Marcianus. This was the name of a young woman martyred in North Africa during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
Mariana f Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of Marianus. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of Maria and Ana. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of Mariamne.
Marijn m & f Dutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of Marinus.
Marika f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, Georgian, Italian, German
Diminutive of Maria and other names beginning with Mari.
Marina f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Marinus. This name was borne by a few early saints. This is also the name by which Saint Margaret of Antioch is known in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Marine f French, Armenian, Georgian
French, Armenian and Georgian form of Marina.
Marinela f Romanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian form of Marinella.
Marinella f Italian
Diminutive of Marina.
Marinette f French
French diminutive of Marine.
Marquise m African American (Modern)
Variant of Marquis. Technically, marquise is the feminine form of the title marquis.
Marquita f African American
Feminine variant of Marquis.
Marsha f English
Variant of Marcia.
Martina f German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see Martin). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
Martine f French, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see Martin).
Martyna f Polish
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see Martin).
Marva f English
Feminine form of Marvin.
Maryna f Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish
Ukrainian, Belarusian and Polish form of Marina.
Marzia f Italian
Italian form of Marcia.
Matea f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of Mateo.
Mateja 1 f Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of Matej.
Mathea f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of Mathias.
Mattea f Italian
Italian feminine form of Matthew.
Mauricette f French
French feminine form of Maurice.
Maurizia f Italian
Feminine form of Maurizio.
Maxi m & f Spanish, German
Spanish short form of Maximiliano (masculine) or German short form of Maximiliane (feminine) or Maximilian (masculine).
Máxima f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Maximus.
Maxima f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Maximus.
Maximiliane f German
German feminine form of Maximilian.
Maximilienne f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Maximilian.
Maxine f English
Feminine form of Max. It has been commonly used only since the beginning of the 20th century.
Meeli f Estonian
Feminine form of Meelis.
Meintje f Dutch
Feminine form of Meine.
Meira f Hebrew
Feminine form of Meir.
Meiriona f Welsh
Feminine form of Meirion.
Meirit f Hebrew
Feminine form of Meir.
Melike f Turkish
Turkish form of Malika.
Melva f English
Perhaps a feminine form of Melvin.
Michala f Czech
Czech feminine form of Michal 1.
Michalina f Polish
Polish feminine form of Michael.
Michela f Italian
Italian feminine form of Michael.
Michèle f French
French feminine form of Michel.
Michelina f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Michele 1.
Micheline f French
French feminine diminutive of Michel.
Michelle f French, English, Dutch
French feminine form of Michel. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is the former American first lady Michelle Obama (1964-).
Mieczysława f Polish
Feminine form of Mieczysław.
Mikaela f Swedish, Finnish
Feminine form of Michael.
Mikkeline f Danish
Danish feminine form of Mikkel.
Milanka f Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of Milan.
Miléna f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Milena.
Milena f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Italian
Feminine form of Milan. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of Maria and Elena.
Miley f English (Modern)
In the case of actress and singer Miley Cyrus (1992-), it is a shortened form of the nickname Smiley, given to her by her father because she often smiled. Although it was not at all common before she brought it to public attention, there are some examples of its use before her time, most likely as a diminutive of Miles.
Miljana f Serbian
Feminine form of Milan.
Minea f Finnish
Created by the Finnish writer Mika Waltari for a character in his historical novel The Egyptian (1945). He may have based it on the name Minos, as the character is herself of Cretan origin.
Minke m & f Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of Meine.
Mirka 1 f Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of Miroslava and other names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mirosława f Polish
Feminine form of Mirosław.
Mladenka f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Mladen.
Modesta f Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of Modestus.
Modeste m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Modestus.
Modestine f French
French diminutive of Modestus.
Morena f Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of Moreno.
Morgana f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Morgan 1.
Morgane f French
French, either a form of Morgan 2 or a feminine form of Morgan 1.
Mozelle f English
Possibly a feminine form of Moses.
Muhsina f Arabic
Feminine form of Muhsin.
Mumina f Arabic
Feminine form of Mumin.
Mümine f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Mumin.
Munira f Arabic
Feminine form of Munir.
Münire f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Munir.
Mykhaila f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of Michael.
Myla f English (Modern)
Possibly a feminine form of Miles, influenced by similar-sounding names such as Kyla.
Myroslava f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of Miroslav.
Nabila f Arabic
Feminine form of Nabil.
Nadira f Arabic
Feminine form of Nadir.
Nadire f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Nadir.
Nafula f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Wafula.
Naila f Arabic
Feminine form of Nail. This was the name of the wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims. She tried in vain to prevent a mob from murdering her husband, and had several fingers cut off in the process.
Naile f Turkish
Turkish form of Naila.
Najma f Arabic
Feminine form of Najm.
Nanjala f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Wanjala.
Narcissa f Late Roman
Feminine form of Narcissus.
Narcisse m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Narcissus. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
Narges f Persian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see Narcissus).
Nərgiz f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Narges.
Nargiza f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Narges.
Nasimiyu f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Simiyu.
Nasira f Arabic
Feminine form of Nasir.
Natálie f Czech
Czech form of Natalia (see Natalie).
Nebile f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Nabil.
Nedeljka f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Nedeljko.
Nedelka f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of Nedeljko.
Nediljka f Croatian
Feminine form of Nedeljko.
Nedyalka f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Nedeljko.
Neilina f Scottish
Feminine form of Neil.
Nejla 2 f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Naila.
Nekesa f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Wekesa.
Nektaria f Greek
Feminine form of Nektarios.
Nela f Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as Antonela.
Nele f German, Dutch, Estonian
Diminutive of Cornelia.
Nélida f Literature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel Nélida (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name Daniel.
Nella f Italian
Short form of Antonella.
Nena f English
Variant of Nina 1, also coinciding with the Spanish word nena meaning "baby girl".
Nereida f Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρηΐδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god Nereus, who supposedly fathered them.
Nergis f Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see Narcissus).
Nerissa f Literature
Created by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice (1596). He possibly took it from Greek Νηρηΐς (Nereis) meaning "nymph, sea sprite", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god Nereus, who supposedly fathered them.
Nia 3 f English, Georgian
Short form of Antonia, Sidonia and other names ending in nia.
Nichola f English (British)
Chiefly British feminine form of Nicholas.
Nicol 2 f Spanish (Latin American), Czech
Spanish and Czech form of Nicole.
Nicola 2 f German, English
Feminine form of Nicholas. In the English-speaking world this name is more common outside of America, where Nicole is more usual.
Nicolasa f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Nicholas.
Nicole f French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Nicholas, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
Nicolet f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Nicholas.
Nicoleta f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Nicholas.
Nicoletta f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Nicola 1.
Nicolette f French
Diminutive of Nicole.
Nicolina f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Nicola 1.
Nicoline f Dutch
Diminutive of Nicole.
Nigella f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Nigel.
Nika 2 f Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of Nikola 1.
Nikol f Czech, Bulgarian, Greek
Czech, Bulgarian and Greek form of Nicole.
Nikola 2 f German, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of Nicholas. Note, in Czech this is also a masculine name (see Nikola 1).
Nikoleta f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of Nicolette.
Nikolett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nicolette.
Nikoletta f Hungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of Nicoletta.
Nikolina f Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of Nicholas.
Ņina f Latvian
Latvian form of Nina 1.
Nina 1 f Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as Antonina or Giannina. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
Nina 3 f Russian
Russian form of Nino 2.
Ninette f French
Diminutive of Nina 1.
Nino 2 f Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Greek feminine form of Ninos. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a Greek-speaking woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
Ninochka f Russian
Diminutive of Nina 1.
Ninoslava f Serbian
Feminine form of Ninoslav.
Nitza f Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of Nitzan.
Njála f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Njáll.
Noel m & f English
English form of Noël or Noëlle (rarely). It was fairly popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in the middle of the 20th century. It is occasionally written with a diaeresis, like in French. A famous bearer is British musician Noel Gallagher (1967-).
Noela f Galician
Galician feminine form of Noël.
Noèle f French
Feminine variant form of Noël.
Noelene f English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of Noel.
Noelia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Noël.
Noëlla f French
Feminine variant form of Noël.
Noëlle f French, Dutch
Feminine form of Noël.
Noelle f English
English form of Noëlle.
Nona 2 f English, Ancient Roman (Rare)
Feminine form of Nonus. It was also used in 19th-century England, derived directly from Latin nonus "ninth" and traditionally given to the ninth-born child.
Nonna f Late Greek, Russian
Feminine form of Nonnos. This was the name of a 4th-century saint from Nazianzus in Cappadocia. She was the mother of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus.
Noora 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Nora 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Norah 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Norma f English, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera Norma (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of Norman.
Noura f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Nura f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of Nur.
Oana f Romanian
Romanian short form of Ioana.
Octávia f Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Octavia.
Octavia f English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Octavius. Octavia was the wife of Mark Antony and the sister of the Roman emperor Augustus. In 19th-century England it was sometimes given to the eighth-born child.
Ofira f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ofir.
Oktawia f Polish
Polish form of Octavia.
Oldřiška f Czech
Czech feminine form of Ulrich.
Oleksandra f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Alexandra.
Olesya f Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian diminutive of Oleksandra. This was the name of an 1898 novel by the Russian author Aleksandr Kuprin.
Olga f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of the Old Norse name Helga. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, the ruler of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Like her husband she was probably a Varangian, who were Norse people who settled in eastern Europe beginning in the 9th century. Following Igor's death she ruled as regent for her son Svyatoslav for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity, though this goal was only achieved by her grandson Vladimir.
Olha f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Olga.
Olimpiada f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Olympias.
Oline f Norwegian, Danish
Feminine form of Ole.
Olivette f Literature
Feminine form of Oliver. This was the name of the title character in the French opera Les noces d'Olivette (1879) by Edmond Audran.
Olívia f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Olivia.
Olivia f English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy Twelfth Night (1602). This was a rare name in Shakespeare's time that may have been based on Oliva or Oliver, or directly from the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
Olivie f Czech
Czech form of Olivia.
Oliwia f Polish
Polish form of Olivia.
Ólöf f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Olaf.
Olympe f French
French form of Olympias.
Olympia f Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of Olympos.
Olympias f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Olympos. This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint.
Ora 2 f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of Or.
Orah f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרָה (see Ora 2).
Oralee f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aurélie.
Oralie f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aurélie.
Orit f Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
Orlanda f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Orlando.
Orna 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Oren.
Orsina f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Orsino.
Otávia f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Octavia.
Ottavia f Italian
Italian form of Octavia.
Ouida f Various
Used by the English author Ouida (1839-1908), born Marie Louise Ramé to a French father. Ouida was a pseudonym that arose from her own childhood pronunciation of her middle name Louise.
Ovidia f Ancient Roman, Spanish (Rare), Romanian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ovidius (see Ovid).
Owena f Welsh
Feminine form of Owen 1.
Pacífica f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
Pádraigín f & m Irish
Diminutive of Pádraig, also used as a feminine form.
Palina f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Polina.
Pallabi f Bengali
Bengali feminine form of Pallav.
Panagiota f Greek
Feminine form of Panagiotis.
Paolina f Italian
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see Paulino).
Parnel f English (Archaic)
Contracted form of Petronel. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.
Pascale f French
Feminine form of Pascal.
Pascaline f French
Feminine form of Pascal.
Pascuala f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Pascal.