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.
Abe 2 m Frisian, Dutch
Originally a Frisian short form of Adalbert (and other names starting with the Old German element adal "noble" and a second element beginning with b).
Abhijeet m Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अभिजीत or अभिजित or Bengali অভিজিৎ (see Abhijit).
Addyson f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Addison.
Ade 2 m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Adelle f English
Variant of Adele.
Adena f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Adina 1.
Áedh m Old Irish
Variant of Áed.
Ælfthryth f Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see Elfreda).
Ågot f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Agatha.
Ailen f Mapuche
Variant of Ayelen.
Aimee f English
Variant of Amy, influenced by French Aimée.
Aimeric m Germanic
Probably a variant of Heimirich. Aimeric (or Aimery) was the name of several viscounts of Narbonne between the 11th and 13th centuries. It was also borne by the first king of Cyprus (12th century), originally from Poitou, France.
Ainara f Basque, Spanish
Variant of Enara.
Ainoa f Spanish
Spanish form of Ainhoa.
Aira f Finnish
Variant of Airi 2.
Aithne f Irish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Eithne.
Akhila f Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of Akhil.
Akulina f Russian
Variant of Akilina.
Alaia 2 f English (Modern)
Probably a variant of Alayah. It is likely also influenced by the fashion brand Alaïa, named for the Tunisian-French designer Azzedine Alaïa (1935-2017). His surname in Arabic is عليّة ('Alayyah), meaning "lofty".
Alannah f Irish, English (Modern)
Variant of Alana. It has been influenced by the affectionate Anglo-Irish word alannah, from the Irish Gaelic phrase a leanbh meaning "O child".
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.
Aletha f English
Variant of Alethea.
Alevtina f Russian
Possibly a variant of Valentina.
Alia 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic علياء (see Alya 1).
Alisha f English
Variant of Alicia.
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.
Almira 1 f Literature
Variant of Elmira 1. Handel used it for the title character in his opera Almira (1705).
Alphonzo m English (Rare)
Uncommon variant of Alfonso.
Alva 2 m English
Variant of Alvah. A famous bearer of this name was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
Alys f English
Variant of Alice.
Alyx f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Alex.
Amare m African American (Modern)
Variant of Amari. This name is borne by basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire (1982-).
Amelia f English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Medieval French
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.
Ami 2 f English
Variant of Amy.
Amie f English
Variant of Amy.
Amilia f English (Rare)
Variant of either Amalia or Emilia.
Amina f Arabic, Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Swahili, Hausa
Alternate transcription of Arabic Aminah 1 or Aminah 2, as well as the form in several other languages.
Amoura f English (Modern)
Variant of Amora (perhaps based on French amour).
Anano f Georgian
Georgian variant of Ana.
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).
Angiola f Italian
Variant of Angela.
Annabel f English, Dutch
Variant of Amabel, with the spelling altered as if it were a combination of Anna and French belle "beautiful". This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
Anneli f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, German
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of Annelie, as well as a German variant.
Annica f Swedish
Variant of Annika.
Annora f English (Rare)
Medieval English variant of Honora.
Anže m Slovene
Variant of Janez.
Anžej m Slovene
Variant of Janez.
Ardith f English
Variant of Ardath.
Arend m Dutch, German (Rare)
Dutch and German variant of Arnold. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
Arild m Norwegian
Possibly a variant of Harald or Arnold.
Arin f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Erin or Aaron.
Arja f Finnish
Variant of Irja. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem Arja and Selinä (1916), though belonging to a male character.
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.
Arnborg f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Arnbjǫrg.
Artemiy m Russian
Russian variant form of Artemios.
Arve m Norwegian
Variant of Arvid.
Åse f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian form of Åsa, as well as a Swedish and Danish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play Peer Gynt (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.
Ashlie f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashtyn f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Ashton.
Asih f Indonesian
Variant of Kasih.
Astride f French
French variant of Astrid.
Atara f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see Atarah).
Aubree f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Aubrey.
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.
Ayelen f Mapuche
From Mapuche ayelen "laughing", ayliñ "clear" or aylen "ember".
Azaria m & f Hebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of Azariah (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.
Aziel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Probably a variant of Uzziel. This is the name of a musician (also called Jaaziel) in the Old Testament.
Barend m Dutch
Variant of Bernhard.
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.
Batya f Hebrew
Hebrew variant of Bithiah.
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.
Beetlejuice m Popular Culture
Variant of Betelgeuse used for the title character of the movie Beetlejuice (1988), about an obnoxious ghost who is commissioned to scare a family out of their new house. The character's name is spelled Betelgeuse in the credits, though in other media it appears as Beetlejuice.
Bèr m Limburgish
Variant of Baer.
Berniece f English
Variant of Bernice.
Berny m & f English
Variant of Bernie.
Bethanie f English
Variant of Bethany.
Blanch f English
Variant of Blanche.
Blaze m English (Modern)
Modern variant of Blaise influenced by the English word blaze.
Boadicea f Brythonic (Latinized)
Medieval variant of Boudicca, possibly arising from a scribal error.
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.
Brande f English
Variant of Brandy.
Brandee f English
Variant of Brandy.
Brandie f English
Variant of Brandy.
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.
Brendon m English
Variant of Brendan.
Bret m English
Variant of Brett.
Brianna f English
Variant of Briana. This is currently the more popular spelling of the name.
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-).
Bronwyn f English
Variant of Bronwen used in the English-speaking world (especially Australia and New Zealand).
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".
Caj m Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Kai 1.
Candi f English
Variant of Candy.
Candis f English
Variant of Candace.
Candyce f English
Variant of Candace.
Caren f English
Variant of Karen 1.
Carissa f English
Variant of Charissa.
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.
Charibert m Germanic
Old German (Frankish) variant of Haribert. This name was borne by two Merovingian kings of the Franks (6th and 7th centuries).
Chariklia f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Charikleia.
Charmian f Literature
Form of Charmion used by Shakespeare in his play Antony and Cleopatra (1606).
Cherise f English
Variant of Charisse.
Cherryl f English
Variant of Cheryl.
Cheyanne f English (Modern)
Variant of Cheyenne probably influenced by the name Anne 1.
Christal f English
Variant of Crystal.
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".
Cnaeus m Ancient Roman
Roman variant of Gnaeus.
Cnut m History
Variant of Knut.
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.
Courteney f English
Variant of Courtney. A famous bearer is actress Courteney Cox (1964-).
Crispian m English (Archaic)
Medieval variant of Crispin.
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.
Daphnée f French (Rare)
French variant form of Daphne.
Darcey f English
Feminine variant of Darcy.
D'Arcy f & m English
Variant of Darcy.
Dariya f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Daria.
Daryl m English
Variant of Darrell.
Davin m English
Possibly a variant of Devin influenced by David.
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.
Deion m African American (Modern)
Variant of Dion. A notable bearer is retired American football player Deion Sanders (1967-).
Delora f English
Altered form of Dolores.
Deloris f English
Variant of Dolores.
Deo m Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देव (see Dev).
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.
Diann f English
Variant of Diane.
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.
Dorean f English
Variant of Doreen.
Dores f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Dolores.
Dorris f English
Variant of Doris.
Dortha f English
Variant of Dorothy.
Dorthy f English
Variant of Dorothy.
Dvora f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).
Dylis f Welsh
Variant of Dilys.
Éamon m Irish
Variant of Éamonn. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.
Eamon m Irish
Variant of Éamonn.
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.
Efua f Akan
Variant of Afua.
Eiluned f Welsh
Variant of Eluned.