Names Categorized "variants"

This is a list of names in which the categories include variants.
gender
usage
Aaren m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of Aaron.
Abhijeet m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अभिजीत or अभिजित or Bengali অভিজিৎ (see Abhijit).
Abigél f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Abigail.
Ade 2 m Frisian
Variant of Adde.
Adelle f English
Variant of Adele.
Adena f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Adina 1.
Aimee f English
Variant of Amy, influenced by French Aimée.
Ainara f Basque, Spanish
Variant of Enara.
Ainoa f Spanish
Spanish form of Ainhoa.
Aira f Finnish
Variant of Airi 2.
Akhila f Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of Akhil.
Akulina f Russian
Variant of Akilina.
Alayah f English (Modern)
Probably a variant of Aaliyah based on names such as Amaya and Anaya.
Aleta f English
Possibly a variant of Alethea. This was the name of the wife of the title character in the comic strip Prince Valiant, which first appeared in 1937.
Alevtina f Russian
Possibly a variant of Valentina.
Alia 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic علياء (see Alya 1).
Alita f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Alethea.
Alix f & m French
Medieval French variant of Alice, also sometimes used as a masculine name. This is the name of the hero (a young Gaulish man) of a French comic book series, which debuted in 1948.
Alyx f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Alex.
Amelia f English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Variant of Amalia, though it is sometimes confused with Emilia, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century — it was borne by daughters of both George II and George III. The author Henry Fielding used it for the title character in his novel Amelia (1751). Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.... [more]
Amelie f German
German variant of Amelia.
Amery m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Emery.
Amilia f English (Rare)
Variant of either Amalia or Emilia.
Amina f Arabic, Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Eastern African, Western African, Swahili, Hausa
Alternate transcription of Arabic Aminah 1 or Aminah 2, as well as the Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Swahili and Hausa forms.
Anatoli m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see Anatoliy), as well as the Georgian form.
Anatoly m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий (see Anatoliy).
Anelia f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Анелия (see Aneliya).
Anghel m Romanian
Romanian form of Angelus (see Angel).
Anneli f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, German
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of Annelie, as well as a German variant.
Annora f English (Rare)
Medieval English variant of Honora.
Ardith f English
Variant of Ardath.
Arild m Norwegian
Possibly a variant of Harald or Arnold.
Arkady m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see Arkadiy).
Arleen f English
Variant of Arline.
Arlene f English, Filipino
Variant of Arline. Since the onset of the 20th century, this is the most common spelling of this name.
Artemiy m Russian
Russian variant form of Artemios.
Ashlie f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Asih f Indonesian
Variant of Kasih.
Astride f French
French variant of Astrid.
Atara f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see Atarah).
Audra 2 f English
Variant of Audrey, used since the 19th century. It jumped in popularity in the United States after the debut of the television series The Big Valley (1965-1969), which featured the character Audra Barkley.
Avedis m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Avetis.
'Avigayil f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abigail.
Azaria m & f Hebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of Azariah (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.
Barret m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Barrett.
Basmath f Biblical, Biblical Latin
Variant of Basemath. This was the name of a daughter of Solomon in the Old Testament.
Batsheva f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of Bathsheba.
Batyah f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of Bithiah.
Beavis m Popular Culture
Variant of Bevis. This name was used in the animated television program Beavis and Butthead.
Berniece f English
Variant of Bernice.
Blanch f English
Variant of Blanche.
Blaze m English (Modern)
Modern variant of Blaise influenced by the English word blaze.
Boban m Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of Bogdan or Slobodan.
Braidy m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Brady.
Brand m English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of Brant.
Branda f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Brandy or a feminine form of Brand.
Brayden m English (Modern)
Variant of Braden. This is currently the more popular spelling of the name.
Breanna f English
Variant of Briana.
Brenden m English
Variant of Brendan.
Bret m English
Variant of Brett.
Brianna f English
Variant of Briana.
Brion m English
Variant of Brian.
Britney f English (Modern)
Variant of Brittany. This name is borne by the American pop singer Britney Spears (1981-).
Bryan m English
Variant of Brian, based on the usual spelling of the surname that is derived from the name.
Bryon m English
Variant of Brian.
Bulat m Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Болат (see Bolat).
Cailin f English (Rare)
Variant of Kaylyn. It also coincides with the Irish word cailín meaning "girl".
Candis f English
Variant of Candace.
Candyce f English
Variant of Candace.
Caren f English
Variant of Karen 1.
Carlyle m English
Variant of Carlisle.
Caryl f English
Variant of Carol 1.
Catrine f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian contracted form of Katherine.
Cecelia f English
Variant of Cecilia.
Cecilie f Norwegian, Danish, Czech
Norwegian and Danish form of Cecilia, as well as a Czech variant of Cecílie.
Cerridwen f Welsh
Variant of Ceridwen.
Chariklia f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Charikleia.
Charmian f English (Rare)
Form of Charmion used by Shakespeare in his play Antony and Cleopatra (1606).
Cherryl f English
Variant of Cheryl.
Cheyanne f English (Modern)
Variant of Cheyenne probably influenced by the name Anne 1.
Chrystal f English
Variant of Crystal.
Ciara 2 f English (Modern)
Variant of Sierra. Use of the name has perhaps been influenced by the brand of perfume called Ciara, which was introduced by Revlon in 1973.
Clemency f English (Rare)
Medieval variant of Clemence. It can also simply mean "clemency, mercy" from the English word, ultimately from Latin clemens "merciful".
Codie m & f English (Modern)
Variant or feminine form of Cody.
Coleen f English
Variant of Colleen.
Collyn f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Colleen or Colin 2.
Connor m Irish, English (Modern)
Variant of Conor, based on the usual spelling of the surname that is derived from the name. This is currently the most common way of spelling it in the English-speaking world, apart from Ireland.
Corrina f English
Variant of Corinna.
Corrine f English
Variant of Corinne.
Cunmin m Medieval Breton
Old Breton form of Cuimín.
Cybill f English (Rare)
Variant of Sibyl. This name was borne by actress Cybill Shepherd (1950-), who was named after her grandfather Cy and her father Bill.
Daly f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Daley.
Damion m English
Variant of Damian.
Darcey f English
Feminine variant of Darcy.
Dariya f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Daria.
Daryl m English
Variant of Darrell.
Davinia f English (Rare), Spanish (Modern)
Probably an elaboration of Davina. About 1980 this name jumped in popularity in Spain, possibly due to the main character on the British television series The Foundation (1977-1979), which was broadcast in Spain as La Fundación.
Dayna f English
Feminine variant of Dana 2.
Delora f English
Altered form of Dolores.
Deloris f English
Variant of Dolores.
Devon m & f English
Variant of Devin. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.
Dianna f English
Variant of Diana.
Dimitris m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Demetrios.
Dimosthenis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Demosthenes.
Diomidis m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Diomedes.
Dollie f English
Variant of Dolly.
Dominick m English
Variant of Dominic.
Dores f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Dolores.
Dorris f English
Variant of Doris.
Dvora f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).
Earnest m English
Variant of Ernest influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.
Edan m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עִידָן (see Idan).
Edgard m French
French variant of Edgar.
Efthalia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euthalia.
Elaina f English
Variant of Elaine.
Elenora f English
Variant of Eleanor.
Eliot m English
From a surname that was a variant of Elliott. A famous bearer of the surname was T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), an Anglo-American poet and dramatist, the writer of The Waste Land. As a given name, it was borne by the American mob-buster Eliot Ness (1903-1957).
Elis m Swedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of Elias, as well as a medieval English form.
Elkan m Hebrew
Variant of Elkanah.
Elliot m English
From a surname that was a variant of Elliott.
Elvin m English
Variant of Alvin.
Emelia f English
Variant of Amelia.
Ericka f English
Variant of Erica.
Erle 2 m English
Variant of Earl.
Esme f & m English (British)
Variant of Esmé.
Evander 1 m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Variant of Evandrus, the Latin form of the Greek name Εὔανδρος (Euandros) meaning "good of man", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). In Roman mythology Evander was an Arcadian hero of the Trojan War who founded the city of Pallantium near the spot where Rome was later built.
Evonne f English
Variant of Yvonne.
Fae f English
Variant of Fay.
Farzana f Pashto, Urdu, Bengali
Pashto, Urdu and Bengali form of Farzaneh.
Faye f English
Variant of Fay.
Filimena f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Philomena.
Floyd m English
Variant of Lloyd.
Gae f English (Rare)
Variant of Gay.
Gaenor f Welsh
Welsh variant of Gaynor.
Garbiñe f Basque
Variant of Garbi.
Gaye 1 f English
Variant of Gay.
Giorgi m Georgian
Georgian form of George. This was the name of several kings of Georgia.
Gismund m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a variant of Giselmund or Sigismund using shortened forms of the initial element.
Glynn m Welsh
Variant of Glyn.
Gobnet f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Gobnait.
Goga m Georgian
Diminutive of Giorgi.
Gogi m Georgian
Diminutive of Giorgi.
Guendolen f Arthurian Romance
Variant of Gwendolen, used by Walter Scott in his poem The Bridal of Triermain (1813) for a queen who became the mother of Gyneth by King Arthur.
Gunner m English (Modern)
English variant of Gunnar, influenced by the vocabulary word gunner.
Gwynn m Welsh
Variant of Gwyn.
Hadyn m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Hayden.
Halime f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Halim.
Hanaa f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هناء (see Hana 1).
Harland m English
From a surname that was a variant of Harlan.
Harriett f English
Variant of Harriet.
Heleena f Finnish
Finnish variant of Helena.
Helle 1 f Danish, Norwegian, Estonian
Danish diminutive of names beginning with Hel, such as Helga or Helena.
Herta f German
Variant of Hertha.
Hildræd m Anglo-Saxon
Older form of Hildred.
Honora f Irish, English
Variant of Honoria. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
Hut-Heru f Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Hathor.
Iantha f Various
Variant of Ianthe.
Iida f Finnish
Finnish form of Ida.
Ilia m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of Elijah. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья or Belarusian Ілья (see Ilya) or Bulgarian Илия (see Iliya).
Imogene f English
Variant of Imogen.
Inderjeet m & f Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ (see Inderjit).
Innokenty m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see Innokentiy).
Irida f Greek
Greek variant of Iris, from the genitive form Ἴριδος (Iridos).
Isabeau f Medieval French, French (Rare), Dutch (Modern)
Medieval French variant of Isabel. A famous bearer of this name was Isabeau of Bavaria (1385-1422), wife of the French king Charles VI.
Isabell f German
German variant of Isabel.
Isac m Romanian (Rare), Swedish
Romanian form of Isaac, as well as a Swedish variant form.
Isadora f English, Portuguese
Variant of Isidora. A famous bearer was the American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).
Izebel f Biblical Italian
Form of Jezebel used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
Jaye f & m English
Variant or feminine form of Jay 1.
Jeffrey m English
Medieval variant of Geoffrey. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
Jerker m Swedish
Old Swedish variant of Erik.
Jerri f English
Variant of Jerry.
Jerrie f English
Variant of Jerry.
Jervis m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Jarvis.
Jessie 2 m English
Variant of Jesse.
Jezabel f Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of Jezebel.
Jillian f English
Variant of Gillian.
Joi f English (Modern)
Variant of Joy.
Jovanka f Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of Jovana.
Joye f English
Variant of Joy.
Julyan m English (Rare)
Medieval variant of Julian.
Kaety f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Kate.
Kaja 2 f Polish, Slovene
Variant of Gaja 1.
Kalevi m Finnish
Variant of Kaleva.
Karenza f Cornish
Variant of Kerensa.
Karrie f English
Variant of Carrie.
Kellie f English
Variant of Kelly.
Kenzo m Japanese, French (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see Kenzō). Use of the name in France can probably be attributed to the fashion brand Kenzo, founded in 1970 by the Japanese-French designer Kenzō Takada (1939-).
Kerenza f Cornish
Variant of Kerensa.
Kerri f English
Feminine variant of Kerry.