Names Categorized "people"

This is a list of names in which the categories include people.
gender
usage
Archelaus m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀρχέλαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and λαός (laos) meaning "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
Aristodemos m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
Cambria f Various
Latin form of the Welsh Cymru, the Welsh name for the country of Wales, derived from cymry meaning "the people". It is occasionally used as a given name in modern times.
Charilaos m Ancient Greek, Greek
Means "grace of the people", derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" and λαός (laos) meaning "people".
Damocles m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλῆς (Damokles), which was derived from δᾶμος (damos) meaning "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δῆμος (demos), and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the king's station so Dionysius offered to switch roles with him for a day. To illustrate to Damocles the peril of a man in his position he suspended a sword over the throne.
Democritus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Δημόκριτος (Demokritos), a Greek name meaning "judge of the people" from the elements δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and κριτής (krites) meaning "judge, critic". This was the name of a Greek philosopher, the creator of the atomic theory.
Demon m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people".
Demophon m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and φωνή (phone) meaning "voice". In Greek mythology this was the name of the son of Theseus and Phaedra.
Demosthenes m Ancient Greek
Means "vigour of the people" from Greek δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and σθένος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength". This was the name of both an Athenian general of the 5th century and an Athenian orator of the 4th century.
Demostrate f Ancient Greek
Means "army of the people", derived from the Greek elements δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" and στρατός (stratos) meaning "army".
Derek m English
From the older English name Dederick, which was in origin a Low German form of Theodoric. It was imported to England from the Low Countries in the 15th century.
Detlef m Low German, German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and leib "heritage".
Dieter m German
Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and hari "army".
Dietfried m German (Rare)
Means "peace of the people" from the Germanic elements theud "people" and frid "peace".
Diethelm m German
Derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and helm "helmet, protection".
Dietlinde f German
From the Germanic name Theudelinda, derived from the elements theud "people" and lind "soft, tender, flexible". Theudelinda was a 6th-century queen of the Lombards.
Dietmar m German
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and mari "famous".
Dieuwe m Frisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element diet, originally theud meaning "people".
Dieuwer m Frisian
Frisian form of the Germanic name Dietwar, a later form of Theodoar.
Dieuwke f Frisian
Feminine form of Dieuwe.
Dimosthenis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Demosthenes.
Elmira 2 f Tatar, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Possibly from Turkic el meaning "nation, people, country" combined with Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander".
Elnur m Azerbaijani
Means "light of the people" in Azerbaijani, ultimately derived from Turkic el meaning "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
Fólki m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Folke.
Fulbert m French, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
Fulco m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Fulk.
Fulk m English (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Fulco, a short form of various names beginning with the element fulc "people". The Normans brought this name to England, though it is now very rare.
Gintautas m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian ginti meaning "to defend" and tauta meaning "people, nation".
Leopold m German, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel Ulysses (1922).
Léopoldine f French
French feminine form of Leopold.
Leudagar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Ludger.
Leudbald m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Leopold.
Leudoberct m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Lubbert.
Leuthar m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements leud "people" and hari "army".
Leutwin m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leud "people" and win "friend". Saint Leutwin was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.
Ljudevit m Croatian
Croatian cognate of Ľudovít.
Lubbert m Frisian
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".
Ludger m German
From the Germanic name Leudagar, which was derived from the elements leud "people" and ger "spear". Saint Ludger was an 8th-century Frisian Benedictine bishop who founded a monastery at Munster.
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.
Ľudovít m Slovak
Means "master of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and vit "master, lord".
Luther m English
From a German surname, itself from the Germanic given name Leuthar. The surname was borne by Martin Luther, a 16th-century monk and theologian, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour, especially among Protestants. A notable bearer from the modern era was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929-1968).
Min m & f Chinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters that are pronounced similarly.
Min-Su m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
Nichola f English (British)
Chiefly British feminine form of Nicholas.
Nicholas m English
From the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and λαός (laos) meaning "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
Nicodemo m Italian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Nicodemus.
Nicodemus m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικόδημος (Nikodemos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
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.
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-).
Nikodem m Polish
Polish form of Nicodemus.
Nikodim m Russian
Russian form of Nicodemus.
Teobaldo m Spanish, Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Theobald.
Theobald m English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bold people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and bald "bold". The Normans brought the name to England, where it joined an existing Old English cognate. The medieval forms Tibald and Tebald were commonly Latinized as Theobaldus. It was rare by the 20th century.
Theodoar m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and war "vigilant, cautious".
Theodoard m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements theud "people" and wart "watcher".
Theodoric m History
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the people", derived from the elements theud "people" and ric "ruler". It was notably borne by Theodoric the Great, a 6th-century king of the Ostrogoths who eventually became the ruler of Italy. By Theodoric's time the Ostrogoths were partially Romanized and his name was regularly recorded as Theodoricus. The Gothic original may have been Þiudreiks.
Theothelm m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Diethelm.
Theotleip m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Detlef.
Theotman m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Tiedemann.
Theudelinda f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Dietlinde.
Theudemar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic (Frankish) form of Dietmar.
Theudhar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Dieter.
Theudobald m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Theobald.
Theudofrid m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Dietfried.
Theutrich m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Theodoric.
Thijmen m Dutch
Dutch form of Tiedemann.
Þiudreiks m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic (Gothic) form of Theodoric.
Tiedemann m German (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".
Tielo m Medieval German
Earlier form of Tilo.
Tilo m German
From Tielo, a Low German diminutive of names that began with Diet (for example Dietrich), from the Germanic element theud meaning "people". Saint Tillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to the Low Countries by raiders. After his release he became a Benedictine monk and did missionary work in France.
Timo 2 m German, Dutch
From Thiemo, an old short form of Thietmar (see Dietmar).
Volker m German
Derived from the Germanic element fulc "people" combined with hari "army".
Vytautas m Lithuanian
From the Baltic element vyti- "chase, drive away" or vyd- "see" combined with tauta "people, nation". This was the name of a 15th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania, revered as a national hero in that country.
Vytautė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Vytautas.
Witold m Polish
Polish form of Vytautas. Alternatively it could be derived from the Germanic name Widald.