Names Categorized "peace"

This is a list of names in which the categories include peace.
gender
usage
Aang m Popular Culture
The hero of the American animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008). When his name is shown in written form, it is composed of the Chinese characters (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" and (áng) meaning "raise, lift".
Absalom m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
Æðelfrið m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
Akpofure m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
Amandeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Amenhotep m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian jmn-ḥtp meaning "peace of Amon", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Amon combined with ḥtp "peace, satisfaction". This was the name of four pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Amenhotep III, known as the Magnificent, who ruled over Egypt during a time of great prosperity.
An 1 m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
Anwar m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Arnfried m German (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
Arnifrid m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Arnfried.
Bård m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
Barış m Turkish
Means "peace" in Turkish.
Bedřiška f Czech
Czech feminine form of Frederick.
Bogomir m Slovene
Slovene form of Bohumír.
Bohumír m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic element bogu "god" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
Branimir m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Casimir m English, French
English form of the Polish name Kazimierz, derived from the Slavic element kaziti "to destroy" combined with miru "peace, world". Four kings of Poland have borne this name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the Polish state in the 14th century. It was also borne Saint Casimir, a 15th-century Polish prince and a patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. The name was imported into Western Europe via Germany, where it was borne by some royalty.
Casimiro m Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Casimir.
Čedomir m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Čestmír m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
Chedomir m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Чедомир (see Čedomir).
Concordia f Roman Mythology
Means "harmony" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of harmony and peace.
Črtomir m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements črt "hatred" and miru "peace, world". This is the name of the hero in the Slovene national epic Baptism on the Savica (1835) by France Prešeren.
Cynefrið m Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal peace" from Old English cyne "royal" and friþ "peace".
Damir m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
Damira f Croatian
Feminine form of Damir.
Dietfried m German (Rare)
Means "peace of the people" from the Germanic elements theud "people" and frid "peace".
Dove f English
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
Dragomir m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Drahomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Dragomir.
Dzvonimir m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Zvonimir.
Eireen f Irish
Irish form of Irene.
Eirene f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Irene.
Emem m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
Enkhjargal f Mongolian
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
Enkhtuya f Mongolian
Means "ray of peace" in Mongolian.
Federica f Italian
Italian feminine form of Frederick.
Femke f Dutch, Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace". It also coincides with a Frisian word meaning "little girl".
Femme m Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace".
Fen 2 m Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace".
Fenna f Dutch, Frisian
Feminine form of Fen 2.
Fenne f Dutch, Frisian
Feminine form of Fen 2.
Fred m English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of Frederick and other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
Fredenand m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and nand "daring, brave".
Frederick m English
English form of a Germanic name meaning "peaceful ruler", derived from frid "peace" and ric "ruler, mighty". This name has long been common in continental Germanic-speaking regions, being borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and Prussia. Notables among these rulers include the 12th-century Holy Roman emperor and crusader Frederick I Barbarossa, the 13th-century emperor and patron of the arts Frederick II, and the 18th-century Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.... [more]
Frederico m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Frederick.
Frédérique f French
French form of Frederica.
Freida f English
Variant of Frieda.
Frida f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Fridenot m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
Frideswide f History (Ecclesiastical)
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
Friduhelm m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Friedhelm.
Friduman m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Friedemann.
Fridumar m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and mari "famous".
Friduric m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Frederick.
Fridwald m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Friedhold.
Frieda f German, English
Variant of Frida.
Friedemann m German
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
Friedhelm m German
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
Friedhold m German (Rare)
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".
Friðþjófr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Fritjof.
Friðuswiþ f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Frideswide.
Fritjof m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
Geoffrey m English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was further confused with the distinct name Godfrey.... [more]
Gerfried m German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".
Godfrey m English
From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Guifré m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Wilfred. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
Gwenfrewi f Welsh (Rare)
Derived from Welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with another element of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be Welsh ffreu meaning "stream, flow" or the obscure word ffrewi meaning "pacify, quell, reconcile". This may be the original form of Winifred. In any case, it is the Welsh name for the saint.
Halcyon f Various
From the name of a genus of kingfisher birds, derived from Greek ἀλκυών (from the same source as Alcyone).
He f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
Heddwyn m Welsh
Derived from Welsh hedd "peace" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed". This name has been given in honour of the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans (1887-1917), who used Hedd Wyn as his bardic name.
Helmfried m German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace".
Horymír m Czech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Humphrey m English
Means "peaceful warrior" from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and frid "peace". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hunfrith, and it was regularly used through the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the American actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), who starred in The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca.
Hunfrid m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of Humphrey.
Imhotep m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian jj-m-ḥtp meaning "he comes in peace". This was the name of the architect, priest, physician and chief minister to the pharaoh Djoser. Imhotep apparently designed the step pyramid at Saqqara, near Memphis.
Irena f Polish, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Lithuanian
Form of Irene in several languages.
Irenaeus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εἰρηναῖος (Eirenaios), which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.
Irene f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Εἰρήνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the Ὥραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
Irénée m & f French
French form of Irenaeus, also occasionally a feminine form.
Iryna f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Irene.
Jaromír m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Jaromir m Polish
Polish form of Jaromír.
Jaromíra f Czech
Feminine form of Jaromír.
Jeffrey m English
Medieval variant of Geoffrey. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
Junpei m Japanese
From Japanese (jun) or (jun) both meaning "pure" combined with (pei) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Kagiso m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "peace" in Tswana.
Kasimir m German (Rare)
German form of Casimir.
Kasimira f German (Archaic)
Feminine form of Kasimir.
Kazimiera f Polish, Lithuanian
Feminine form of Kazimierz (Polish) or Kazimieras (Lithuanian).
Kazue f Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" or (kazu) meaning "one" combined with (e) meaning "branch" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other combinations of kanji characters can potentially form this name.
Kazuki m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of kanji characters.
Kazuko f Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.
Kazuya m Japanese
From Japanese (kazu) meaning "one" or (kazu) meaning "harmony, peace" combined with (ya) meaning "to be, also". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
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.
Kōji m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "prosperous", () meaning "happiness, good luck" or () meaning "peace" combined with (ji) meaning "officer, boss", (ji) meaning "two" or (ji) meaning "next". This name can also be formed from many other combinations of kanji characters.
Kōta m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "peace" and (ta) meaning "thick, big, great". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Krasimir m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
Krasimira f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Krasimir.
Krešimir m Croatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
Kresimir m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Krešimir.
Ljubomir m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Lubomír.
Ľubomír m Slovak
Slovak form of Lubomír.
Lubomír m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
Lubomir m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любомир (see Lyubomir).
Ľubomíra f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Lubomír.
Lubomíra f Czech
Feminine form of Lubomír.
Manfred m German, Dutch, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Lord Byron's drama Manfred (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
Miervaldis m Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
Milomir m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Miomir m Serbian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mira 2 f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Miran m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mirče m Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
Mircea m Romanian
Romanian form of Mirče. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
Mirche m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see Mirče).
Mirek m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of Miroslav and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mirembe f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "peace" in Luganda.
Mirica f Croatian
Diminutive of Mirela or names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
Mirka 1 f Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of Miroslava and other names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mirko m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of Miroslav and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
Miro m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Miroslav.
Miroslav m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
Miruna f Romanian
Possibly derived from the Slavic word mir meaning "peace" or Romanian mira meaning "to wonder, to astound".
Mojmír m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning "my" and miru meaning "peace" or "world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia.
Momir m Serbian
Serbian form of Mojmír.
Mtendere m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
Noxolo f Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From the Xhosa and Ndebele feminine prefix no- combined with uxolo "peace".
Onfroi m Medieval French
Norman French form of Humphrey.
Pace m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Middle English word pace meaning "peace".
Pacífica f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
Paloma f Spanish
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
Pax f Roman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
Paz 1 f Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
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.
Radimir m Russian (Rare)
Russian variant form of Radomir.
Radmir m Russian
Russian form of Radomir.
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.
Ratimir m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Ratomir m Serbian
Serbian form of Ratimir.
Rauha f Finnish
Means "peace" in Finnish.
Sakina f Arabic, Urdu
Means "calmness, peace" in Arabic.
Salambek m Chechen
Derived from Arabic سلام (salam) meaning "peace" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Salome f English (Rare), German (Rare), Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name that was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
Salomè f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Salome.
Salomea f Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Salome.
Shalim m Semitic Mythology
From the Semitic root shalam meaning "peace". This was the name of an Ugaritic god associated with the evening.
Shalom m Hebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
Shanthi f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of Shanti.
Shanti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "quiet, peace, tranquility" in Sanskrit.
Shiloh m & f Biblical
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation.... [more]
Shōhei m Japanese
From Japanese (shō) meaning "soar, glide" and (hei) meaning "level, even, peaceful", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Shouhei m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔平 (see Shōhei).
Shulamith f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see Shulamit).
Shulammite f Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
Siegfried m German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and frid "peace". Siegfried was a hero from Germanic legend, chief character in the Nibelungenlied. He secretly helped the Burgundian king Günther overcome the challenges set out by the Icelandic queen Brünhild so that Günther might win her hand. In exchange, Günther consented to the marriage of Siegfried and his sister Kriemhild. Years later, after a dispute between Brünhild and Kriemhild, Siegfried was murdered by Hagen with Günther's consent. He was stabbed in his one vulnerable spot on the small of his back, which had been covered by a leaf while he bathed in dragon's blood. He is a parallel to the Norse hero Sigurd. The story was later adapted by Richard Wagner to form part of his opera The Ring of the Nibelung (1876).
Sigfrido m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Siegfried.
Sigfrøðr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Siegfried.
Sigifrid m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Siegfried.
Síomha f Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Síthmaith.
Sítheach m Medieval Irish
Means "peaceful" or "fairy-like" in Irish, from Old Irish síd. Alternatively, it could be from sídach "wolf".
Síthmaith f Old Irish
From Old Irish síd meaning "peace" or "fairy mound, tumulus" and maith meaning "good".
Slavomír m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Sławomir.
Slavomir m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of Sławomir.
Slavomíra f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Sławomir.
Sławomir m Polish
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".
Sławomira f Polish
Polish feminine form of Sławomir.
Sok m & f Khmer
Means "healthy, peaceful, happy, pleasant" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सुख (sukha).
Solomiya f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Salome.
Solomon m Biblical, English, Jewish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh), which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
Stanimir m Bulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
Stellan m Swedish
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.
Svetomir m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of Świętomierz.
Świętomierz m Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".
Tauno m Finnish, Estonian
Means "peaceful, modest" in Karelian Finnish.
Theudofrid m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Dietfried.
Þórfreðr m Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr (see Thor) and friðr "peace".
Thulani m Southern African, Zulu
Means "be quiet, be peaceful" in Zulu.
Thulile f Southern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, peaceful" in Zulu.
Tihomir m Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements tikhu "quiet" and miru "peace, world".
Tihomira f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Tihomir.
Uxue f Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
Vadimir m Russian (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements vaditi "accuse" and miru "peace, world".
Velimir m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
Vilfred m Danish
Danish form of Wilfred.
Vilfredo m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Wilfred.
Vitomir m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
Vladimir m Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element vladeti "rule" combined with meru "great, famous". The second element has also been associated with miru meaning "peace, world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Bulgaria. It was also borne by an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev, Vladimir the Great, who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm. Other notable bearers include the revolutionary and first leader of the Soviet state Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), and the Russian president and prime minister Vladimir Putin (1952-).
Vlastimir m Serbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Wakana f Japanese
From Japanese (wa) meaning "harmony, peace" and (kana) meaning "play music, complete", as well as other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Wilfred m English
Means "desiring peace" from Old English wil "will, desire" and friþ "peace". Saint Wilfrid was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
Wilfreda f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Wilfred.
Wilfredo m Spanish
Spanish form of Wilfred.
Wilfrid m English
Variant of Wilfred.
Wilfried m German
German cognate of Wilfred.
Wilfrið m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Wilfred.
Willifrid m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of Wilfred.
Winfred m English
Means "friend of peace" from the Old English elements wine "friend" and friþ "peace". This was the birth name of the 8th-century missionary Saint Boniface. It became rare after the Norman Conquest, though it was revived in the 19th century.
Winfried m German
German form of Winfred.
Winfrið m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Winfred.
Winifred f English, Welsh
From Latin Winifreda, possibly from a Welsh name Gwenfrewi (maybe influenced by the Old English masculine name Winfred). Saint Winifred was a 7th-century Welsh martyr, probably legendary. According to the story, she was decapitated by a prince after she spurned his advances. Where her head fell there arose a healing spring, which has been a pilgrimage site since medieval times. Her story was recorded in the 12th century by Robert of Shrewsbury, and she has been historically more widely venerated in England than in Wales. The name has been used in England since at least the 16th century.
Winifrid m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of Winfrið.
Xolani m Southern African, Zulu
Means "peace" in Zulu.
Yasu 1 f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Yên f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful".
Želimir m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
Zola 2 f & m Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa root -zola meaning "calm".
Zvonimir m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".
Zvonimira f Croatian
Feminine form of Zvonimir.