Names Categorized "meaning unknown"

This is a list of names in which the categories include meaning unknown.
Æbbe f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Ebba 2.
Aiza f Urdu
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
Aled m Welsh
From the name of a Welsh river, of uncertain meaning.
Alla f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
Amulius m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, king of Alba Longa, but was eventually deposed by Numitor's grandsons Romulus and Remus.
Anatjari m Indigenous Australian, Pintupi
Meaning unknown, of Pintupi origin.
Andeolus m Late Roman
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint who was martyred in southern Gaul (at the town now known as Bourg-Saint-Andéol) in 3rd century.
Aniol m Catalan
Catalan form of Andeolus.
Çağatay m Turkish
From the Mongolian name Tsagadai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan, known as Chagatai in English.
Charisse f English
From a French surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).
Clelia f Italian
Italian form of Cloelia.
Cloelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning.
Clopas m Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament Clopas is mentioned briefly as the husband of one of the women who witnessed the crucifixion, sometimes identified with Alphaeus.
Elvis m English
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of Alvis or Elwin. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, a variant of Elwes, which is ultimately derived from the given name Eloise. The name was brought to public attention by the singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), whose name came from his father's middle name.... [more]
Ercilia f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Hersilia.
Ersilia f Italian
Italian form of Hersilia.
Faina f Russian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Phaenna.
Gulumbu f Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
Heledd f Welsh
Meaning unknown. This is the narrator of the medieval poem Canu Heledd, which laments the loss of her family, including her brother Prince Cynddylan, and the destruction of the kingdom of Powys in the 7th century.
Helle 2 f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Helle was the daughter of Athamus and Nephele. She and her brother Phrixus escaped sacrifice by fleeing on the back of a golden ram, but during their flight she fell off and drowned in the strait that connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara, which was thereafter called the Hellespont ("the sea of Helle").
Kreka f History
Meaning unknown, possibly of Turkic or Germanic origin. This name was borne by the most powerful of Attila's wives.
Laelia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Laelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning. This is also the name of a type of flower, an orchid found in Mexico and Central America.
Leida f Estonian
Meaning unknown. It was popularized by a character in Estonian writer Andres Saal's historical stories Vambola (1889) and Aita (1891). Saal associated it with Estonian leidma "to find".
Lelia f Italian
Italian form of Laelia.
Lelio m Italian
Italian form of Laelius (see Laelia).
Mai 4 f Arabic
Means "water" in Arabic, a dialectal variant of ماء (ma).
Mangatjay m Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
Nana 3 f Georgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 4th-century queen consort of Georgia who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
Nanuli f Georgian
Diminutive of Nana 3.
Narelle f English (Australian)
Meaning unknown. It was borne by the wife of Umbarra, who was a 19th-century leader of the Yuin, an Australian Aboriginal people.
Nijolė f Lithuanian
Meaning unknown. This was possibly the name of a Lithuanian goddess of the underworld (according to the Polish-Lithuanian historian Teodor Narbutt).
Obdulia f Spanish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint from Toledo, Spain. The details of her life are unknown.
Pæga m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
Raluca f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of the Greek name Rallou, of uncertain meaning. It was popularized by the actress Rallou Karatza (1778-1870), a daughter of the prince of Wallachia Ioannis Karatzas, who was of Greek background.
Réka f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Kreka.
Saturn m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Saturnus, which is of unknown meaning. In Roman mythology he was the father of Jupiter, Juno and others, and was also the god of agriculture. This is also the name of the ringed sixth planet in the solar system.
Tata m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.