Names Categorized "travel"

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ADALFARUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
AIDA f Arabic, Literature
Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera Aida (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
AJDA (1) f Turkish
Turkish form of AYDA.
ALHAJI m Western African, Hausa
Means "pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجِّي (hajji) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj".
ALIZÉE f French (Modern)
From French alizé meaning "trade wind".
ASRA f Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
AYDA f Arabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYUMU m Japanese
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
BEATRIX f German, Hungarian, Dutch, English, Late Roman
Probably from Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator meaning "voyager, traveller". It was a common name amongst early Christians, and the spelling was altered by association with Latin beatus "blessed, happy". Viatrix or Beatrix was a 4th-century saint who was strangled to death during the persecutions of Diocletian.... [more]
BIDANE f Basque
Means "way" in Basque.
CHIBUZO m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
CHRISTOPHER m English
From the Late Greek name Χριστοφορος (Christophoros) meaning "bearing CHRIST", derived from Χριστος (Christos) combined with φερω (phero) meaning "to bear, to carry". Early Christians used it as a metaphorical name, expressing that they carried Christ in their hearts. In the Middle Ages, literal interpretations of the name's etymology led to legends about a Saint Christopher who carried the young Jesus across a river. He has come to be regarded as the patron saint of travellers.... [more]
DEÒIRIDH f Scottish
Means "pilgrim" in Scottish Gaelic.
DORAN m Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán". The name Deoradhán means "exile, wanderer" in Gaelic.
DO-YUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (do) meaning "path, road, way" and (yun) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other hanja character combinations.
EIMANTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements ei- "to go" and mantus "intelligent".
EINDRIDE m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
FARAMUND m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and mund "protection". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century king of the Franks.
FARVALD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
FERDINAND m German, French, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.
FERDINANDA f Italian
Italian feminine form of FERDINAND.
FERNANDA f Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of FERDINAND.
FERNANDE f French
French feminine form of FERDINAND.
GERSHOM m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Probably means "exile" in Hebrew, though the Bible explains that it derives from גֵּר שָׁם (ger sham) meaning "a stranger there" (see Exodus 18:3). This is the name of a son of Moses in the Old Testament.
HERMES m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker". Hermes was a Greek god associated with speed and good luck, who served as a messenger to Zeus and the other gods. He was also the patron of travellers, writers, athletes, merchants, thieves and orators.... [more]
IKER m Basque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
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".
KEALA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the path" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and ala "path".
LANE m English
From a surname meaning "lane, path", which originally belonged to a person who lived near a lane.
MERCURY m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Mercurius, probably derived from Latin mercari "to trade" or merces "wages". This was the name of the Roman god of trade, merchants, and travellers, later equated with the Greek god Hermes. This is also the name of the first planet in the solar system and a metallic chemical element, both named for the god.
METHODIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) meaning "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) meaning "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
METOD m Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METODĚJ m Czech
Czech form of METHODIUS.
METODIJ m Macedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODIJA m Macedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODY m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of METHODIUS.
MICHI (1) m & f Japanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
NARAYAN m Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANA m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANAN m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NJERI f Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "travelling one" in Kikuyu. Njeri (or Wanjeri) is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
PALMER m English
From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
PALMIRO m Italian
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
PEREGRINE m English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.
PHARAILDIS f Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and hild "battle". This was the name of an 8th-century saint from Ghent, Belgium.
PHARAMOND m Literature, French (Rare)
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in Henry V (1599).
PHƯƠNG f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phương) meaning "direction, way".
PIPPIN (2) m Literature
The name of a hobbit in The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His full given name was Peregrin, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Razanur meaning "traveller".
RƏŞAD m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of RASHAD.
RASHAD m Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic, from the root رَشَدَ (rashada) meaning "to be on the right path".
REŞAT m Turkish
Turkish form of RASHAD.
ROMEO m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Romaeus meaning "a pilgrim to Rome". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596).
ROSENDA f Spanish
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
ROSENDO m Spanish
Spanish form of a Visigothic name composed of the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and sinths "path". This was the name of a 10th-century Galician saint, also known as Rudesind.
SAIRA f Urdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SILA f Turkish
Means "reunion, arrival" in Turkish.
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.
STIG m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of STIGR.
STÍGANDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
STIGR m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "path" in Old Norse.
TIRTA m & f Indonesian
Means "sacred water, place of pilgrimage" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit तीर्थ (tirtha).
TIRTO m Indonesian
Javanese form of TIRTA.
UZOCHI m Western African, Igbo
Means "God's way" in Igbo.
UZOMA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
VEERLE f Dutch
Dutch form of PHARAILDIS.
VETLE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Vetrliði meaning "winter traveller", and by extension "bear cub".
VISITACIÓN f Spanish
Means "visitation" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
VULFGANG m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WOLFGANG.
WALKER m English
From an English surname that referred to the medieval occupational of a walker, also known as a fuller. Walkers would tread on wet, unprocessed wool in order to clean and thicken it. The word ultimately derives from Old English wealcan "to walk".
WANDA f Polish, English, German, French
Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by the author Ouida, who used it for the heroine in her novel Wanda (1883).
WANJIRU f Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly from Kikuyu njĩra meaning "way, path". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
WAZO m Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element wad meaning "to go" or warin meaning "guard, protect".
WENDEL m Dutch, German (Rare)
Old short form of Germanic names beginning with the element wandal meaning "a Vandal". The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. Their tribal name, which may mean "wanderer", was later applied to other groups such as the Wends, a Slavic people living between the Elbe and the Oder.
WOLFGANG m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang meaning "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
ZAUR m Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
ZAURBEK m Ossetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZAWAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.