Names Categorized "times of day"

This is a list of names in which the categories include times of day.
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 dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
Adhiambo f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Odhiambo.
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.
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.
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".
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, 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.
Avital f & m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abital, sometimes used as a masculine name in modern times.
Avrora f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Aurora.
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 Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
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.
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".
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-Islamic 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.
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).
Eve f English, Estonian, 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 (Rare)
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
Goizane f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz meaning "morning".
Gry f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "to dawn" in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
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.
Laïla f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic ليلى (see Layla) chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).
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-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.
Lindita f Albanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day".
Liwen m & f Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "morning" in Mapuche.
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.
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.
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.
Odhiambo m Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the evening" in Luo.
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.
Päivä f Finnish (Rare)
Means "day" in Finnish.
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 ad-Din m Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
Sabahattin m Turkish
Turkish form of Sabah ad-Din.
Sabahudin m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Sabah ad-Din.
Sahar f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
Samar 1 f Arabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
Sameer 1 m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سمير (see Samir 1).
Sameera 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميرة (see Samira 1).
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.
Shachar f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Shahar f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see Shachar).
Shalim m Semitic Mythology
From the Semitic root shalam meaning "peace". This was the name of an Ugaritic god associated with the evening.
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.
Sung-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see Seong-Ho).
Taner m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
Tonalli m & 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.
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).
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.
Vihaan m Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit विहान (vihana) meaning "dawn, morning".
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.