Names Categorized "time periods"

This is a list of names in which the categories include time periods.
gender
usage
Aatto m Finnish
Finnish form of Adolf. It also means "eve, evening before" in Finnish, as the day before an important holiday.
Abital f Biblical
Means "my father is dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
Adhiambo f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Odhiambo.
Adwoa f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
Adzo f Western African, Ewe
Ewe form of Adwoa.
Agim m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
Akie f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "autumn" or (aki) meaning "bright" combined with (e) meaning "picture, painting" or (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Akiko f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (aki) meaning "autumn" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
Alba 1 f Italian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, Alba 2 and Alba 3, with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
Altan 1 m Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
Amit 1 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Amita f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of Amit 1.
Anant m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of Ananta.
Ananta m & f Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
Ananth m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of Ananta.
Anantha m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of Ananta.
Anatol m Polish, Belarusian
Polish and Belarusian form of Anatolius.
Anatole m French
French form of Anatolius.
Anatoli m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see Anatoliy), as well as the Georgian form.
Anatolia f Late Roman
Feminine form of Anatolius. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr. This is also a place name (from the same Greek origin) referring to the large peninsula that makes up the majority of Turkey.
Anatolijs m Latvian
Latvian form of Anatolius.
Anatolius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀνατόλιος (Anatolios), derived from ἀνατολή (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
Anatoliy m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Anatolius.
Anatoly m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий (see Anatoliy).
Anisha f Indian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
Annagül f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
April f English
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.
Ardit m Albanian
Means "golden day" in Albanian, from ar "gold" and ditë "day".
Ardita f Albanian
Feminine form of Ardit.
Aroa f Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque aro meaning "era, age, time".
Arrats m Basque
Means "afternoon, dusk" in Basque.
Arushi f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अरुष (arusha) meaning "reddish, dawn", a word used in the Rigveda to describe the red horses of Agni. This name also appears in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to a daughter of Manu and the wife of Chyavana, though in this case it might derive from Sanskrit आरुषी (arushi) meaning "hitting, killing".
Asier m Basque
Means "the beginning", from Basque hasi.
Asuka f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
Athanaric m Gothic (Anglicized)
From the Gothic name *Aþanareiks, derived from the element aþn meaning "year" combined with reiks meaning "ruler, king". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
August m German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of Augustus. This was the name of three Polish kings.... [more]
Aulus m Ancient Roman
Possibly from Latin avulus meaning "little grandfather", though it could be from the Etruscan name Aule, which was possibly derived from avils meaning "years". This was a Roman praenomen, or given name. Folk etymology connects it to Latin aula meaning "palace".
Auroora f Finnish
Finnish variant of Aurora.
Aurora f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Romanian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
Aurore f French
French form of Aurora.
Aušra f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
Autumn f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
Avital f & m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abital, sometimes used as a masculine name in modern times.
Aviv m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
Aviva f Hebrew
Feminine variant of Aviv.
Avril f French (Rare), English (Rare)
French form of April. A famous bearer is the Canadian musician Avril Lavigne (1984-).
Badr m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
Badri m Georgian
Georgian form of Badr.
Bahar f Persian, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "spring" in Persian, Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Bahargül f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
Bahman m Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan 𐬬𐬊𐬵𐬎 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬀𐬵 (Vohu Manah) meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals. The eleventh month of the Iranian calendar was named for him.
Baki m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of Baqi, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Baqi m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
Behar m Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
Budur f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of Badr.
Bulan f Indonesian
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
Byeong-Ho m Korean
From Sino-Korean (byeong) meaning "bright, luminous, glorious" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Byung-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see Byeong-Ho).
Chen 1 m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chén) or (chén), both meaning "morning". The character also refers to the fifth Earthly Branch (7 AM to 9 AM), which is itself associated with the dragon of the Chinese zodiac. This name can be formed from other characters as well.
Chinatsu f Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" and (natsu) meaning "summer", as well as other kanji combinations.
Chiranjeevi m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see Chiranjivi).
Chiranjivi m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Chiyo f Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with (yo) meaning "generation" or (yo) meaning "world". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Chun f & m Chinese
From Chinese (chūn) meaning "spring (the season)" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Dagfinn m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Dagmær f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Dagmar.
Dagmar f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
Dagmara f Polish
Polish form of Dagmar.
Dagney f Various
Variant of Dagny.
Dagnija f Latvian
Latvian form of Dagny.
Dagny f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and nýr "new".
Dagobert m Germanic, German
Means "bright day", derived from Old Frankish dag, Old High German tag meaning "day" combined with Old Frankish berht, Old High German beraht meaning "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century Merovingian king of the Franks.... [more]
Dagoberto m Spanish
Spanish form of Dagobert.
Dagrún f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Dagrun.
Dagrun f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore, rune".
Dáša f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Dagmar.
Daša f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of Danijela and other names beginning with Da.
Davaa m & f Mongolian
Means "Monday" or "threshold, mountain pass" in Mongolian.
Dawa m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "moon, month" in Tibetan.
Dawn f English
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
Eha f Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
Eileifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Elof.
Ekain m Basque
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
Elof m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leif "inheritance, legacy".
Elov m Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Elof.
Eluf m Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Elof.
Eos f Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Esila f Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أصيلا (asila) meaning "late afternoon, evening".
Estelle f English, French
From an Old French name meaning "star", ultimately derived from Latin stella. It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860).
Eylül f Turkish
Means "September" in Turkish.
Fajr f Arabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
Fioralba f Italian (Rare)
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" (Latin flos) and alba "dawn".
Flora f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Greek, Albanian, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
Fuyuko f Japanese
From Japanese (fuyu) meaning "winter" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
Gennarino m Italian
Diminutive of Gennaro.
Gennaro m Italian
Italian form of Januarius.
Grishma f Indian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
Gry f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "to dawn" in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
Gwawr f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
Haf f Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
Hajime m Japanese
Means "beginning" in Japanese, written with kanji having the same or similar meanings, such as , or , as well others.
Hajna f Hungarian
Shortened form of Hajnal. The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his epic poem Zalán Futása (1825).
Hajnal f Hungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian.
Hajni f Hungarian
Diminutive of Hajnal or Hajnalka.
Ha-Jun m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, great, grand" combined with (jun) meaning "approve, permit". This name can be formed by other hanja characters as well.
Halide f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Khalid.
Halit m Turkish, Albanian
Turkish and Albanian form of Khalid.
Haru m & f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
Haruka f & m Japanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
Haruko f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Haruna 1 f Japanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "spring" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Ha-Yun f Korean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, name" combined with (yun) meaning "sunlight". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Hazan f Turkish
Means "autumn" in Turkish.
Hefin m Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh, a poetic form of Haf.
Hefina f Welsh
Feminine form of Hefin.
Hemera f Greek Mythology
Means "day" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified the daytime. According to Hesiod she was the daughter of Nyx, the personification of the night.
Hesperos m Ancient Greek
Means "evening" in Greek. This was the name of the personification of the Evening Star (the planet Venus) in Greek mythology.
Hina f Japanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "light, sun" or (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Horatia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Horatius.
Horatius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin hora meaning "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin. A famous bearer was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet of the 1st century BC who is better known as Horace in the English-speaking world.
İlkay f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
Il-Seong m Korean
From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.
Ilta f Finnish
Means "evening" in Finnish.
Indumathi f Tamil
From Sanskrit इन्दुमत् (indumat) meaning "full moon".
January f English
From the name of the month, which was named for the Roman god Janus. This name briefly charted on the American top 1000 list for girls after it was borne by the protagonist of Jacqueline Susann's novel Once Is Not Enough (1973).
Janvier m French
French form of Januarius. Though now rare in France, it is more common in French-speaking parts of Africa.
Javaid m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu جاوید (see Javed).
Javed m Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
Jenaro m Spanish
Spanish form of Januarius.
Joon-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 준호 (see Jun-Ho).
July f & m English (Rare)
From the name of the month, which was originally named for Julius Caesar.
June f English
From the name of the month, which was originally derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
Jun-Ho m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jun) meaning "talented, handsome" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Khaled m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خالد (see Khalid).
Khalid m Arabic
Means "eternal", derived from Arabic خلد (khalada) meaning "to last forever". This name was borne by a 7th-century Islamic military leader, Khalid ibn al-Walid.
Khalida f Arabic
Feminine form of Khalid.
Khordad f & m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Haurvatat. From the Middle Persian era, this deity was often considered masculine. The third month of the Iranian calendar is named for her.
Kofi m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
Koit m Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
Kwadwo m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
Laïla f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic ليلى (see Layla) chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).
Lestari f Indonesian
Means "eternal, abiding" in Indonesian.
Li 1 f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "reason, logic", () meaning "stand, establish", () meaning "black, dawn", () meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or () meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
Liepa f Lithuanian
Means "linden tree" or "July" in Lithuanian.
Lilita f Latvian
Latvian form of Lilith.
Lilith f Semitic Mythology, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Derived from Akkadian lilitu meaning "of the night". This was the name of a demon in ancient Assyrian myths. In Jewish tradition she was Adam's first wife, sent out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she would not submit to him. The offspring of Adam (or Samael) and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world.
Madhava m Sanskrit, Hinduism
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.
Madhavi f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of Madhava. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
Madhu f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
Majlinda f Albanian
Derived from Albanian maj "May" and lind "to give birth".
Majvor f Swedish
From Swedish maj meaning "May (the month)" combined with vår meaning "spring" or the Old Norse name element vǫr meaning "vigilant, cautious". This name was first used in the early 20th century.
Makara m & f Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit मकर (makara), referring to the constellation Capricornus.
Manlio m Italian
Italian form of Manlius.
Manlius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
May f English
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of Mary, Margaret or Mabel.
Mayu f Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (ma) meaning "full" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "evening". This name can also be constructed from other kanji combinations.
Mehr m & f Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Mithra. As a Persian vocabulary word it means "friendship, love, kindness". It is also the name of the seventh month of the Persian calendar. All of these derive from the same source: the Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, covenant, agreement".
Miray f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from an uncertain Persian element combined with Turkish ay meaning "moon, month".
Miyako f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (ya) meaning "night" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
Miyu f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "evening". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Mochán m Medieval Irish
Derived from Irish moch meaning "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Monday m & f English (African)
From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona "moon" and dæg "day". This can be given to children born on Monday, especially in Nigeria.
Mönkhtsetseg f Mongolian
Means "eternal flower" in Mongolian, from мөнх (mönkh) meaning "eternal" and цэцэг (tsetseg) meaning "flower".
Nafula f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Wafula.
Naliaka f Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya liliaka meaning "weeding".
Nasimiyu f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Simiyu.
Natsuki f Japanese
From Japanese (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsuki) meaning "moon". Alternatively, it can come from (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
Natsuko f Japanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
Natsumi f Japanese
From Japanese (natsu) meaning "summer" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". It can also come from (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" and (tsumi) meaning "pick, pluck". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Navneet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
Nekesa f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of Wekesa.
Nishant m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
Nithya f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of Nitya.
Nitya f & m Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
Nona 1 f Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin nonus meaning "ninth", referring to the nine months of pregnancy. This was the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy. She was also one of the three Fates (or Parcae).
Noyabrina f Russian (Rare)
Derived from Russian ноябрь (noyabr) meaning "November". It was coined by Communist parents in order to commemorate the October Revolution of 1917, which according to the Gregorian calendar (not in use in Russia at the time) actually took place in November 1917.
Nyx f Greek Mythology
Means "night" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the night, the daughter of Khaos and the wife of Erebos.
Odhiambo m Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
Ogechi f Western African, Igbo
Means "God's time" in Igbo.
Ogechukwukamma f Western African (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Means "God's time is greater" in Igbo.
Oktyabrina f Russian (Rare)
Derived from Russian октябрь (oktyabr) meaning "October". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names and commemorate the October Revolution of 1917.
Oni f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "today" in Yoruba.
Pınar f Turkish
Means "spring" in Turkish.
Poornima f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Tamil பூர்ணிமா, Kannada ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ or Hindi/Marathi पूर्णिमा (see Purnima).
Pranvera f Albanian
Derived from Albanian pranverë meaning "spring", itself from pranë "nearby, close" and verë "summer".
Praskovya f Russian
Russian form of Paraskeve.
Proscovia f Eastern African
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Praskovya. It is mainly used in Uganda.
Purnama f & m Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
Purnima f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
Pyong-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see Byeong-Ho).
Qiu m & f Chinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
Rabi 1 m Arabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
Rabi'a f Arabic
Feminine form of Rabi 1. This can also be another way of transcribing the name رابعة (see Raabi'a).
Rabia f Turkish
Turkish form of Raabi'a or Rabi'a.
Ramadan m Arabic
From the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic رمض (ramad) meaning "parchedness, scorchedness". Muslims traditionally fast during this month.
Ramazan m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh, Circassian, Albanian
Form of Ramadan in several languages.
Ratree f Thai
From the name of a variety of jasmine flower, the night jasmine, ultimately from a poetic word meaning "night".
Rīta f Latvian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Latvian rīts meaning "morning". Alternatively it could be a Latvian variant of Rita.
Ritu f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
Roman m Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, Estonian, German, English
From the Late Latin name Romanus meaning "Roman". This name was borne by several early saints.
Roxana f English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ῥωξάνη (Rhoxane), the Greek form of an Old Persian or Bactrian name, from Old Iranian *rauxšnā meaning "bright, shining". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel Roxana (1724).
Rusudan f Georgian
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.
Rusudani f Georgian
Form of Rusudan with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Sahar f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
Samad m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
Samar 1 f Arabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
Samed m Turkish
Variant of Samet.
Sameer 1 m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سمير (see Samir 1).
Sameera 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميرة (see Samira 1).
Samet m Turkish
Turkish form of Samad.
Samir 1 m Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
Samira 1 f Arabic, Persian
Feminine form of Samir 1.
Seher f Turkish
Turkish form of Sahar.
Semir m Turkish
Turkish form of Samir 1.
Seong-Ho m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "abundant, flourishing" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "daybreak, bright". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
September f & m English (Rare)
From the name of the ninth month (though it means "seventh month" in Latin, since it was originally the seventh month of the Roman year), which is sometimes used as a given name for someone born in September.
Şevval f Turkish
From Arabic شوّال (shawwal), the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
Shachar f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Shahar f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see Shachar).
Shahrivar m Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan 𐬑𐬱𐬀𐬚𐬭𐬀⸱𐬬𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌𐬌𐬀 (Xshathra Vairiia) meaning "desirable power". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with the creation of metals. The sixth month of the Iranian calendar is named for him.
Shalim m Semitic Mythology
From the Semitic root shalam meaning "peace". This was the name of an Ugaritic god associated with the evening.
Shi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (shí) meaning "time, era, season", (shí) meaning "real, honest", (shǐ) meaning "history" or (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.
Shizuka f Japanese
From Japanese (shizu) meaning "quiet" combined with (ka) meaning "summer" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Sigdag m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements sigu "victory" and tag "day".
Simiyu m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the dry season" in Luhya.
Sivan f Hebrew
From the name of the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar (occurring in late spring). It was adopted from the Babylonian calendar, derived from Akkadian simānu meaning "season, occasion".
Somerled m Old Norse (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Sumarliði meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Norse-Gaelic king of Mann and the Scottish Isles.
Somhairle m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Sumarliði (see Somerled).
Sommer f English (Modern)
Variant of Summer, coinciding with the German word for summer.
Sorley m Scottish
Anglicized form of Somhairle.
Sosigenes m Ancient Greek
Means "born safely" from Greek σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.
Spring f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English springan "to leap, to burst forth".
Stav f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
Subrahmanya m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
Subramaniam m Tamil
Tamil variant of Subrahmanya.
Subramanian m Tamil
Tamil variant of Subrahmanya.
Sumarliði m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Somerled.
Summer f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
Sunday m & f English (African)
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Sung-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see Seong-Ho).
Suvi f Finnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
Taner m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
Therasia f Late Roman
Earliest recorded form of Theresa.
Theresa f English, German
From the Spanish and Portuguese name Teresa. It was first recorded as Therasia, being borne by the Spanish wife of Saint Paulinus of Nola in the 4th century. The meaning is uncertain, but it could be derived from Greek θέρος (theros) meaning "summer", from Greek θερίζω (therizo) meaning "to harvest", or from the name of the Greek island of Therasia (the western island of Santorini).... [more]
Thu f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
Titilayo f Western African, Yoruba
Means "eternal happiness" in Yoruba.
Tola 1 m & f Khmer
Means "October" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit तुल (tula), referring to the constellation Libra.
Udane f Basque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
Uhtric m Anglo-Saxon (Hypothetical)
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "ruler, king".
Ushas f Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
Vakarė f Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian vakaras meaning "evening".
Vera 2 f Albanian
Derived from Albanian verë meaning "summer".
Verna f English
Feminine form of Vernon, sometimes associated with the Latin word vernus "spring". It has been in use since the 19th century.
Vespasian m History
From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.
Vespasiano m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Vespasianus (see Vespasian).
Vespasien m French (Rare)
French form of Vespasianus (see Vespasian).
Vespera f Esperanto
Means "of the evening", derived from Esperanto vespero "evening", ultimately from Latin vesper.
Wafula m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the rainy season", from Luhya ifula meaning "rainy season".
Wamalwa m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the brewing season" in Luhya.
Wanyonyi m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya enyonyi meaning "weeds".
Wekesa m Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during harvest" in Luhya.
Winter f English (Modern)
From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter.
Wulan f Javanese
Javanese form of Bulan.
Xia m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Xuân m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
Yeong-Cheol m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.
Yeong-Hwan m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous". Other hanja combinations are possible as well.
Yeong-Su m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.
Yoko f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽子 or 洋子 (see Yōko).
Yong m & f Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
Young-Soo m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영수 (see Yeong-Su).
Zarja f Slovene
Slovene variant of Zora.
Zora f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
Zorana f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Zoran.
Zorica f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of Zora.