Names Categorized "life"

This is a list of names in which the categories include life.
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AÏCHA f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of AISHA used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
AÏCHATOU f Western African
Form of AISHA used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
'AISHA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
A'ISHA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AISHA f Arabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AISHAH f Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA), as well as the usual Malay form.
AISHAT f Chechen
Chechen form of AISHA.
AISHATH f Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of AISHA.
AÏSSA f Western African
Form of AISHA used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
AÏSSATOU f Western African
Form of AISHA used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
AISYAH f Indonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AJŠA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of AISHA.
AKPOFURE m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AMAR (1) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
AMARDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMBROSE m English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Ἀμβρόσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
AMERETAT f Persian Mythology
Means "immortality" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of plants and long life.
AMICHAI m Hebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.
AMMAR m Arabic
Means "long-lived", from Arabic عَمَرَ ('amara) meaning "to live long".
AMRIT m Indian, Hindi
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink that gives immortality.
AMRITA f Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Feminine form of AMRIT.
ASHA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
ATROPOS f Greek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix (a) combined with τρόπος (tropos) meaning "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοῖραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
AYESHA f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see AISHA).
AYISHAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AYŞE f Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
BEATHAG f Scottish
Feminine form of BEATHAN.
BEATHAN m Scottish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic beatha meaning "life".
BION m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from βίος (bios) meaning "life".
BO (1) m Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Búi, which was derived from Old Norse bua meaning "to live".
CAN m Turkish
Means "soul, life" or by extension "darling, sweetheart" in Turkish, from Persian جان (jan).
CANER m Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and er meaning "brave man".
CANSU f Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and su meaning "water".
CHAVA f Hebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYIM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAIM).
CHAYYIM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAIM).
CHIJINDUM m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHINWENDU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
DUKVAKHA m Chechen
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
EASTER f English
From the English name of the Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It was ultimately named for the Germanic spring goddess Eostre. It was traditionally given to children born on Easter, though it is rare in modern times.
ENID f Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She is the wife of Geraint in Welsh legend and Arthurian romance.
ERCAN m Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "brave man" and can meaning "soul, life".
EVE f English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. God created her from one of Adam's ribs to be his companion. At the urging of a serpent she ate the forbidden fruit and shared some with Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.... [more]
FLORENCE f & m English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
HARUKI m Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HIWOT f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "life" in Amharic.
IDIR m Northern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IESHA f African American (Modern)
Variant of AISHA. It was popularized by the song Iesha (1991) by Another Bad Creation.
JEHIEL m Biblical
Means "God will live" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament, including one of King David's lute players.
KLOTHO f Greek Mythology
Means "spinner" in Greek. In Greek mythology Klotho was one of the three Fates or Μοῖραι (Moirai). She was responsible for spinning the thread of life.
LACHESIS f Greek Mythology
Means "apportioner" in Greek. She was one of the three Fates or Μοῖραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. She was responsible for deciding how long each person had to live.
LEBERECHT m German (Rare)
Means "live rightly" from German lebe "live" and recht "right". This name was created in the 17th century.
LIV (1) f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LULJETA f Albanian
Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule "flower" and jetë "life".
MACBETH m History
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play Macbeth loosely on this king's life.
MAHATMA m History
From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and आत्मन् (atman) meaning "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).
MEI (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (me) meaning "bud, sprout" combined with (i) meaning "rely on", (i) meaning "life" or (i) meaning "clothing, garment". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NNAMDI m Western African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NURCAN f Turkish
Means "bright soul" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian jan meaning "soul, life".
OMAR (1) m Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمر (see UMAR). This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
ÖMER m Turkish
Turkish form of UMAR.
OMRI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.
OUMAR m Western African
Form of UMAR used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
OUMAROU m Western African
Form of UMAR used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
RENATUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "born again".
SANJIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SOO-JIN f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 수진 (see SU-JIN).
SUCHART m Thai
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
SU-JIN f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
TIDIR f Northern African, Berber
Feminine form of IDIR.
TSERING m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (see TSHERING).
TSHERING m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
TURAL m Azerbaijani
Means "to be alive" in Azerbaijani.
TUTANKHAMON m Ancient Egyptian
Means "image of the life of Amon", derived from Egyptian tut "image" combined with ankh "life" combined with the name of the god Amon. This was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, most famous because of the treasures found in his tomb.
UMAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
UMARU m Western African
Form of UMAR used in western Africa.
VAKHA m Chechen
Derived from Nakh vakha meaning "to live".
VIDA (1) m Hungarian
Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS.
VIDAL m Spanish
Spanish form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VIIVI f Finnish
Finnish form of VIVIANA.
VITAL m French, Belarusian
French and Belarusian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALE m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Vitalis, which was derived from Latin vitalis meaning "of life, vital". Vitalis was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
VITALI m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Виталий or Ukrainian Віталій (see VITALIY).
VITALIA f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of VITALE.
VITALIJA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITĀLIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIK m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of VITALIY.
VITALIS m Late Roman
Latin form of VITALE.
VITALIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALIYA f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VITALY m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Виталий or Ukrainian Віталій (see VITALIY).
VITO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VITUS.
VITUS m Ancient Roman
Roman name that was derived from Latin vita "life". Saint Vitus was a child martyred in Sicily in the early 4th century. From an early date this name was confused with the Germanic name Wido.
VIVIAN m & f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Latin name Vivianus, which was derived from Latin vivus "alive". Saint Vivian was a French bishop who provided protection during the Visigoth invasion of the 5th century. It has been occasionally used as an English (masculine) name since the Middle Ages. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name, in which case it is either an Anglicized form of BÉBINN or a variant of VIVIEN (2).
VIVIANA f Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN). Saint Viviana (also known as Bibiana) was a Roman saint and martyr of the 4th century.
VIVIANE f French
French form of VIVIANA. It is also the French form of VIVIEN (2).
VIVIANUS m Late Roman
Latin form of VIVIAN.
VIVIEN (1) m French
French form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN).
VIVIEN (2) f Literature, Hungarian
Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson as the name of the Lady of the Lake in his Arthurian epic Idylls of the King (1859). Tennyson may have based it on VIVIENNE, but it possibly arose as a misreading of NINIAN. A famous bearer was British actress Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), who played Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.
VIVIENNE f French
French form of VIVIANA.
YEONG-SU m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YOUNG-SOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영수 (see YEONG-SU).
YŪKI m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUUKI m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優希 or 悠希 or 優輝 or 悠生 (see YŪKI).
ZENOBIA f Ancient Greek
Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνός (Zenos) meaning "of ZEUS" and βίος (bios) meaning "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title Queen of the East and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated by Emperor Aurelian. Her Greek name was used as an approximation of her native Aramaic name.
ZENOBIOS m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENOVIA f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ζηνοβία (see ZINOVIA).
ZHIVKO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning "living".
ZINOVIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνόβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIYA f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Зиновий (see ZINOVIY).
ŽIVA f Slavic Mythology, Slovene
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.
ZOE f English, Italian, German, Ancient Greek
Means "life" in Greek. From early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of EVE. It was borne by two early Christian saints, one martyred under Emperor Hadrian, the other martyred under Diocletian. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century.... [more]
ZOÉ f French, Hungarian
French and Hungarian form of ZOE.
ZOË f Dutch, English, German
Dutch form and English and German variant of ZOE.
ZOI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ZOE.
ZOJA f Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of ZOE in several languages.
ZOSIMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ζώσιμος (Zosimos), a Greek name derived from ζώσιμος (zosimos) meaning "viable" or "likely to survive". This was the name of several early saints and a pope.
ZOTICUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζωτικός (Zotikos), derived from ζωτικός (zotikos) meaning "full of life". This was the name of several early saints.
ZOTIKOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ZOTICUS.
ZOWIE f English (Rare)
Variant of ZOE.
ZOYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ZOE.