Names Categorized "time periods"

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ABITAL f Biblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
ADWOA f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
AGIM m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
AKIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" 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 m Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
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.
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.
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".
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 Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "ruler, mighty". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
AUGUST m German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS. This was the name of three Polish kings.... [more]
AURORA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, 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.
AVIV m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVA f Hebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
BADR m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BADRI m Georgian
Georgian form of BADR.
BAHAR f Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian and Turkish.
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 Vohu Manah meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals. It is also the name of the eleventh month in the Iranian calendar.
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.
CHUN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (chūn) meaning "spring (the season)" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
DAGFINN m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGMÆR f Ancient Scandinavian
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.
DAGNY f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagný, which was derived from the elements dagr "day" and nýr "new".
DAGRUN f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Dagrún, which was derived from the Old Norse elements dagr "day" and rún "secret lore".
DÁŠA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
DAŠA f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of DANIJELA and other names beginning with Da.
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.
EKAIN m Basque
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
EOS f Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
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
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
FLORA f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, 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 "dawn" in Norwegian.
GWALCHMEI m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with mei "May (the month)". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend. He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from Arthurian romance.
GWAWR f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
HAF f Welsh
Means "summer" in Welsh.
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.
HALİDE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALİT m Turkish
Turkish 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 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.
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, male" 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.
IANUARIUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
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".
JANVIER m French
French form of JANUARIUS. Though now rare in France, it is more common in French-speaking parts of Africa.
JENARO m Spanish
Spanish form of JANUARIUS.
JOON-HO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 준호 (see JUN-HO).
JULY f 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 Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of HAURVATAT. This is the name of the third month in the Iranian calendar.
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.
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 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).
MAKARA m & f Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
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.
MİRAY 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.
MOCHÁN m Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch meaning "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MONDAY f English (Rare)
From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona "moon" and dæg "day". This was formerly given to girls born on Monday.
NALIAKA f Eastern African, Luhya
Means "born during the weeding season", from Luhya liliaka meaning "weeding".
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.
NISHANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
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).
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.
OGECHUKWUKAMA f Western African, Igbo
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
PINAR 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".
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).
RABİA f Turkish
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
RATREE f Thai
From the name of a variety of jasmine flower, the night jasmine, ultimately from a poetic word meaning "night".
RITU f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
ROMAN m Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, 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 the Persian or Bactrian name روشنک (Roshanak), which meant "bright" or "dawn". 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).
SAHAR f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
SEHER f Turkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
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
Modern Persian form of Avestan Kshathra Vairya meaning "desirable power". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a god of metal and a protector of the weak. This is also the name of the sixth month of the Iranian calendar.
SHIZUKA f Japanese
From Japanese (shizu) meaning "quiet" combined with (ka) meaning "summer" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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 Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Sumarliði meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Scottish warlord who created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.
SOMHAIRLE m Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of Sumarliði (see SOMERLED).
SOMMER f English (Modern)
Variant of SUMMER, coinciding with the German word for summer.
SORLEY m Scottish, Irish
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.
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 f English
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".
SUVI f Finnish
Means "summer" in Finnish.
TANER m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
THU f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (thu) meaning "autumn".
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, mighty".
USHAS f Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
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
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESPASIANUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of 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 Indonesian, 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)".
YOKO f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽子 or 洋子 (see YŌKO).
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.