Names Categorized "kindness"

This is a list of names in which the categories include kindness.
gender
usage
Ahinoam f Biblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
Akram m Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
Alheri f Western African, Hausa
Means "the charitable, the good" in Hausa, from Arabic خير (khayr).
Amika f Esperanto
Means "friendly" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin amicus "friend".
Aminda f Esperanto
Means "lovable" in Esperanto.
Aoibhinn f Irish
Variant of Aoibheann. It also coincides with the related Irish word aoibhinn meaning "delightful, pleasant".
Ashfaq m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
Atefeh f Persian
Persian form of Atifa.
Atif m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
Atifa f Arabic
Feminine form of Atif.
Atsushi m Japanese
From Japanese (atsushi) meaning "pure" or (atsushi) meaning "kindness, honesty". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
Benigno m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Benignus, which meant "kind, friendly". This was the name of several saints including a 5th-century disciple of Saint Patrick who later became the archbishop of Armagh.
Benignus m Late Roman
Late Latin form of Benigno.
Blaže m Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
Bujar m Albanian
Means "generous, noble" in Albanian.
Caoimhe f Irish
Derived from Irish caomh meaning "dear, beloved, gentle".
Carissa f English
Variant of Charissa.
Chares m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian general. It was also borne by the sculptor who crafted the Colossus of Rhodes.
Charikleia f Greek, Ancient Greek
From Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This is the name of the heroine of the 3rd-century novel Aethiopica, about the love between Charikleia and Theagenes, written by Heliodorus of Emesa.
Chariklia f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Charikleia.
Charilaos m Ancient Greek, Greek
Means "grace of the people", derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and λαός (laos) meaning "people".
Charis f & m Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of Chares. This was the word (in the singular) for one of the three Graces (plural Χάριτες).... [more]
Charisma f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "personal magnetism", ultimately derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness".
Charissa f English
Elaborated form of Charis. Edmund Spencer used it in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
Chariton m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek novelist.
Charity f English
From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
Chesed f & m Hebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.
Dayaram m Indian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god Rama 1.
Dazhdbog m Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "the giving god" in Slavic. He was a Slavic god of the sun and light, a son of Svarog. In some myths he is the ancestor of the Russian people.
Ebere f Western African, Igbo
Means "mercy, kindness" in Igbo.
Elisedd m Old Welsh
Derived from Welsh elus meaning "kind, benevolent". This was the name of two kings of Powys in Wales.
Ellis m & f English, Welsh
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Elis, a medieval vernacular form of Elias. This name has also functioned as an Anglicized form of Welsh Elisedd.
Elvira f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Hungarian, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, recorded from the 10th century in forms such as Geloyra or Giluira. It is of uncertain meaning, possibly composed of the Gothic element gails "happy" or gails "spear" combined with wers "friendly, agreeable, true". The name was borne by members of the royal families of León and Castille. This is also the name of a character in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (1787).
Eun m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
Eun-Gyeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver" combined with (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja character combinations can also form this name.
Eun-Jeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "careful, anxious, attentive" combined with (jeong) meaning "courtyard" or (jeong) meaning "pretty, graceful". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Eun-Ji f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Eun-Jung f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은정 (see Eun-Jeong).
Eun-Kyung f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은경 (see Eun-Gyeong).
Eun-Yeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Eun-Young f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은영 (see Eun-Yeong).
Fadil m Arabic, Albanian
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
Fadl m Arabic
Means "grace, generosity" in Arabic. This was a name of both a cousin of Muhammad and a son of Abbas (the son of the fourth caliph Ali).
Favour m & f English (African)
From the English word favour, ultimately from Latin faveo "to favour". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Generoso m Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Generosus.
Grazia f Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of Grace.
Gwenaël m French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
Ha-Eun f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, great, grand" combined with (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity". This name can also be formed by other hanja character combinations.
Hanan 2 f Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
Haris 2 m & f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Χάρης or Χάρις (see Charis).
Hellä f Finnish
Means "gentle, tender" in Finnish.
Hiroshi m Japanese
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations that are read the same way.
Hisham m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic, ultimately from hashama "to crush". The meaning derives from the traditional Arab act of crushing bread into crumbs in order to share it. This was the name of an 8th-century caliph of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
Ikram f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
Inayat m & f Urdu
From Arabic عناية (inayah) meaning "care, concern".
Inayatullah m Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
Means "care of Allah", derived from Arabic عناية (inayah) meaning "care, concern" combined with الله (Allah).
Jawad m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic.
Ji-Eun f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "branch, limb", (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" or (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" combined with (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Jin 2 m Japanese
From Japanese (jin) meaning "compassionate" or other kanji having the same reading.
Judicaël m French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iudd "lord" and hael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
Karam m & f Arabic
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
Karissa f English
Variant of Charissa.
Katsuhito m Japanese
From Japanese (katsu) meaning "victory" or (katsu) meaning "overcome" combined with (hito) meaning "person" or (hito) meaning "compassionate". Other kanji characters can combine to form this name as well.
Keefe m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoimh, derived from the given name or byname Caomh.
Kevin m English, Irish, French (Modern), Spanish (Modern), German (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern), Danish (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín meaning "beloved birth", derived from Old Irish Cóemgein, composed of cóem "dear, beloved, gentle" and gein "birth". Saint Caoimhín established a monastery in Glendalough, Ireland in the 6th century and is the patron saint of Dublin. It became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland in the middle of the 20th century, and elsewhere in Europe in the late 20th century.
Khariton m Russian
Russian form of Chariton.
Lateefah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic لطيفة (see Latifah).
Latheef m Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Latif.
Lətif m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Latif.
Latif m Arabic, Urdu
Means "gentle, kind" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Latifa f Arabic
Feminine form of Latif.
Latifah f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Latif.
Latife f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Latif.
Letîf m Kurdish
Kurdish form of Latif.
Lutfi m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
Maruf m Arabic, Bengali
Means "favour, kindness" in Arabic.
Mehriban f Azerbaijani
Means "kind, gracious" in Azerbaijani, from Persian مهربان (mehraban).
Menna f Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "favour, grace" in Arabic.
Mileva f Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Muhsin m Arabic, Turkish
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
Mungo m Scottish
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Brythonic phrase meaning "my dear". This was a nickname of the 6th-century Saint Kentigern.
Naruhito m Japanese
From Japanese (naru) meaning "virtue" and (hito) meaning "compassionate". Naruhito (1960-) is the current emperor of Japan. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Nehemiah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
Niusha f Persian
Means "good listener" in Persian.
Philophrosyne f Greek Mythology
Means "friendliness, kindliness" in Greek, a derivative of φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" and φρήν (phren) meaning "mind, heart". In Greek mythology this was the name of the personification of welcome and friendliness.
Piedad f Spanish
Means "mercy, piety" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin pietas.
Polyxena f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Πολυξένη (Polyxene), which was from the word πολύξενος (polyxenos) meaning "entertaining many guests, very hospitable", itself derived from πολύς (polys) meaning "many" and ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". In Greek legend she was a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, beloved by Achilles. After the Trojan War, Achilles' son Neoptolemus sacrificed her.
Priyanka f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
Radha f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success, prosperity" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna. She is associated with beauty and compassion, and is considered an avatar of Lakshmi.
Rahim m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Rahima f Arabic, Bengali
Feminine form of Rahim.
Rauf m Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
Rehema f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "mercy, compassion" in Swahili, from Arabic رحمة (rahmah).
Semih m Turkish
Means "generous" in Turkish.
Shafaqat m & f Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
Shafiq m Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
Shib m Bengali
Bengali form of Shiva 1.
Shiv m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of Shiva 1.
Shiva 1 m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
Sib m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see Shib).
Siva m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see Shiva 1).
Slađana f Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
Sudhir m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
Tammaro m Italian
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank meaning "thought, consideration, thanks" (Old High German danc, Old Frankish þank) and mari meaning "famous". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, of Vandalic origin, a bishop of Atella in Campania, Italy.
Tancred m Old Norman
Norman form of the Germanic name Thancrat meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank meaning "thought, consideration, thanks" (Old High German danc, Old Frankish þank) and rat meaning "counsel, advice". This name was common among the medieval Norman nobility of southern Italy, being the name of the founder of the Hauteville family. It was borne by a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580).
Vieno f & m Finnish (Rare)
Means "gentle" in Finnish.
Wadud m Arabic
Means "lover, affectionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الودود (al-Wadud) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Yatzil f Indigenous American, Mayan
Means "love, mercy, charity" in Yucatec Maya.
Zərifə f Azerbaijani
Means "gentle, pleasant" in Azerbaijani, ultimately from Arabic ظريف (zarif).