Names Categorized "spirit"

This is a list of names in which the categories include spirit.
gender
usage
Ahriman m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Angra Mainyu.
Aki 2 f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
Angra Mainyu m Persian Mythology
Means "evil spirit", from Avestan 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀 (angra) meaning "evil, destructive" and 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 (mainiiu) meaning "spirit, mind". In Zoroastrianism Angra Mainyu was the god of darkness, death and destruction, the enemy of Ahura Mazda.
Anima 2 f English (Rare)
Means "soul, spirit" in Latin. In Jungian psychology the anima is an individual's true inner self, or soul.
Brádach m Medieval Irish
Irish byname, possibly derived from bradach meaning "thieving, roguish, spirited".
Chi 2 m & f African Mythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spiritual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god (as opposed to the omnipresent Chukwu, though the names are used synonymously in some contexts). This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.
Chí m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (chí) meaning "will, spirit". This was a name adopted by the Vietnamese revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh (1890-1969) in the 1940s.
Chukwu m African Mythology
Means "the great god", derived from Igbo chi "god, spiritual being" and úkwú "great". In traditional Igbo belief Chukwu is the supreme deity and the creator the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name to refer to the Christian god.
Diwata f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "goddess" in Tagalog.
Dušan m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
Dušanka f Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of Dušan.
Dušica f Serbian, Slovene
Feminine diminutive of Dušan.
Efthimia f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμία (see Efthymia).
Efthimios m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθύμιος (see Efthymios).
Efthymia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euthymia.
Efthymios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Euthymius.
Enid f Welsh, English, Arthurian Romance
Probably derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul, spirit, life". In Arthurian tales she first appears in the 12th-century French poem Erec and Enide by Chrétien de Troyes, where she is the wife of Erec. In later adaptations she is typically the wife of Geraint. The name became more commonly used after the publication of Alfred Tennyson's Arthurian poem Enid in 1859, and it was fairly popular in Britain in the first half of the 20th century.
Enide f Arthurian Romance
Old French form of Enid.
Euthymia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Euthymius.
Euthymios m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Euthymius.
Euthymius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐθύμιος (Euthymios) meaning "in good spirits, generous", derived from the word εὔθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θυμός (thymos) meaning "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
Eutimio m Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Euthymius.
Fūjin m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese () meaning "wind" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the Japanese wind god, who carries the wind in a bag over his shoulders.
Gyeong m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
Hardmod m Germanic
Old German form of Hartmut.
Hartmut m German, Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Old German elements hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit". This is the kidnapper of Gudrun in the medieval German epic Kudrun.
Hauke m Frisian, German
Frisian short form of Old German given names containing the element hugu meaning "mind, thought, spirit".
Helmut m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German element helm "helmet" (or perhaps heil "healthy, whole") combined with muot "mind, spirit".
Helmuth m German
Variant of Helmut.
Hug m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Hugh.
Hugh m English
From the Germanic name Hugo, derived from the Old Frankish element hugi, Old High German hugu meaning "mind, thought, spirit" (Proto-Germanic *hugiz). It was common among Frankish and French nobility, being borne by Hugh Capet, a 10th-century king of France who founded the Capetian dynasty. The Normans brought the name to England and it became common there, even more so after the time of the 12th-century bishop Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who was known for his charity. This was also the name of kings of Cyprus and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. The name is used in Ireland and Scotland as the Anglicized form of Aodh and Ùisdean.
Hugleikr m Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from hugr "mind, thought, mood" and leikr "play".
Hugo m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Germanic
Old German form of Hugh. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables.
Hugues m French
French form of Hugh.
Huguette f French
Feminine form of Hugues.
Huguo m Germanic
Old German variant of Hugo.
Huw m Welsh
Welsh form of Hugh.
Imam m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "leader" in Arabic.
Imamu m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (imam).
Jing m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.
Kariuki m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
Kyo m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or or (see Kyō).
Kyou m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or or (see Kyō).
Kyung m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Gyeong).
Ling f & m Chinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters that are pronounced similarly.
Linh f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
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).
Manas m Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
Mandeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Maninder m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Manjeet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
Manoja m Hinduism
Means "born of the mind", from Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu god Kama.
Manpreet f & m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
Mazikeen f Popular Culture
From Hebrew מַזִּיקִין (mazziqin) meaning "damagers, harmful spirits", derived from מַזִּיק (mazziq) meaning "damaging". As a given name it is borne by a companion of Lucifer in the comic book series Lucifer, as well as on the 2016-2021 television adaptation.
Raijin m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese (rai) meaning "thunder" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god (or gods) of thunder and storms in the mythology of Japan.
Ricmod f & m Germanic
Derived from the Old German element rih "ruler, king" combined with muot "mind, spirit".
Rigmor f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian form of Ricmod, via the Old Danish form Rigmár.
Ruh m Arabic
Means "spirit" in Arabic.
Sari 2 f Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian.
Siddhi f Indian, Marathi
Means "accomplishment, success, attainment" in Sanskrit, referring to spiritual or psychic powers attained through meditation or yoga.
Spiridon m Greek, Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Serbian and Croatian form of Spyridon, as well as an alternate transcription of the Greek name.
Spirit f English (Rare)
From the English word spirit, ultimately from Latin spiritus "breath, energy", a derivative of spirare "to blow".
Spiro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spiros m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Σπύρος (see Spyros).
Spyridon m Greek, Late Greek
Late Greek name derived from Greek σπυρίδιον (spyridion) meaning "basket" or Latin spiritus meaning "spirit". Saint Spyridon was a 4th-century sheep farmer who became the bishop of Tremithus and suffered during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Spyridoula f Greek
Feminine form of Spyridon.
Spyro m Greek (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spyros.
Spyros m Greek
Short form of Spyridon.
Suijin m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese (sui) meaning "water" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god (or gods) of water, lakes and pools in Japanese mythology.
Tímea f Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian author Mór Jókai for a character in his novel The Golden Man (1873). The name is apparently based on the Greek word εὐθυμία (euthymia) meaning "good spirits, cheerfulness".
Ugo m Italian
Italian form of Hugh.
Uilleag m Irish
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name Hugleikr, or else a diminutive of Uilliam.
Ulick m Irish
Anglicized form of Uilleag.
Undine f Literature
Derived from Latin unda meaning "wave". The word undine was created by the 16th-century Swiss author Paracelsus, who used it for female water spirits.
Xquenda f & m Indigenous American, Zapotec
From Zapotec guenda "spirit, soul, essence" combined with the possessive prefix x-.
Yefim m Russian
Russian vernacular form of Euthymius.