Names Categorized "times of day"

This is a list of names in which the categories include times of day.
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AAMU f Finnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
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 the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
AFËRDITA f Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
AGIM m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
AKINYI f Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
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.
ANATOLIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANISHA f Indian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
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".
ASHWIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
ASRA f Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
ATIENO f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
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.
AUSMA f Latvian
Means "dawn" in Latvian.
AUŠRA f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
AYELET f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
DAG m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
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.
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.
DAWN f English
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
DIMAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of DISMAS.
DISMAS m Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Greek δυσμή (dysme) meaning "sunset". This is the name traditionally assigned to the repentant thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
DUHA f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
EHA f Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
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).
EVE f English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. God created her from one of Adam's ribs to be his companion. At the urging of a serpent she ate the forbidden fruit and shared some with Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.... [more]
FAJR f Arabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
FIORALBA f Italian
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
GOIZANE f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz meaning "morning".
GRY f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GWAWR f Welsh
Means "dawn" 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.
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.
ILTA f Finnish
Means "evening" in Finnish.
ISRA f Arabic
Means "nocturnal journey", derived from Arabic سرى (sara) meaning "to travel at night".
ISRAA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إسراء (see ISRA).
JOURNEY f English (Modern)
From the English word, derived via Old French from Latin diurnus "of the day".
KOIT m Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
LAYLA f Arabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic. Layla was the love interest of the poet Qays (called Majnun) in an old Arab tale, notably retold by the 12th-century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi in his poem Layla and Majnun. This story was a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song Layla by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
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.
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.
LINDITA f Albanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day".
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.
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.
NISHANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
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.
ORPHEUS m Greek Mythology
Perhaps related to Greek ὄρφνη (orphne) meaning "the darkness of night". In Greek mythology Orpheus was a poet and musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife Eurydice. He succeeded in charming Hades with his lyre, and he was allowed to lead his wife out of the underworld on the condition that he not look back at her until they reached the surface. Unfortunately, just before they arrived his love for her overcame his will and he glanced back at her, causing her to be drawn back to Hades.
OTIENO m Eastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
PRABHAT m Indian, Hindi
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
RATREE f Thai
From the name of a variety of jasmine flower, the night jasmine, ultimately from a poetic word meaning "night".
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).
RUXANDRA f Romanian
Romanian form of ROXANA.
SABAH f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAH UD-DIN m Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
SAHAR f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
SAMIR (1) m Arabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
SEHER f Turkish
Turkish form of SAHAR.
SHACHAR f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAHAR f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see SHACHAR).
SUMMANUS m Roman Mythology
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.
TANER m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
TONALLI f Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "day, warmth of the sun" in Nahuatl.
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.
VESPERA f Esperanto
Means "of the evening", derived from Esperanto vespero "evening", ultimately from Latin vesper.
ZARJA f Slovene
Slovene variant of ZORA.
ZERACH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZERAH.
ZERAH m Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
ZORA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
ZORAIDA f Spanish
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel Don Quixote (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity and elopes with a Spanish officer.
ZORANA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ZORAN.
ZORICA f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of ZORA.