Names Categorized "variants"

This is a list of names in which the categories include variants.
Marjory f English
Variant of Marjorie.
Marju f Estonian
Estonian variant of Maarja.
Marlen 2 f German
Variant of Marlene.
Marni f English
Variant of Marnie.
Marsha f English
Variant of Marcia.
Marte 1 f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Martha.
Marwin m German (Rare)
German variant of Marvin.
Mathew m English
Variant of Matthew.
Mathis m German, French
German and French variant of Matthias.
Mathys m French (Modern)
French variant of Matthias.
Matis m French (Modern)
French variant of Matthias.
Maurine f English
Variant of Maureen.
Mave f Irish (Rare)
Variant of Maeve.
Maybelle f English
Variant of Mabel.
Mayme f English
Possibly a variant of Mamie.
Mayte f Spanish
Variant of Maite 1.
Meave f Irish
Variant of Maeve.
Meeli f Estonian
Feminine form of Meelis.
Meinard m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant form of Meginhard.
Merit 1 m English (Rare)
Either a variant of Merritt or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
Merit 2 f Estonian, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Maret (Estonian) or Marit (Swedish).
Mervin m English
Variant of Mervyn or Marvin.
Meryl f English
Variant of Muriel. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
Micael m Swedish, Portuguese
Swedish and Portuguese variant form of Michael.
Micol f Italian
Italian variant form of Michal 2 (the Italian biblical form being Mikal). This is the name of the heroine in Giorgio Bassani's novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1962).
Milani f English (Modern)
From the name of the Italian city of Milan, as in the name of the American cosmetics company founded in 2002. It could also a variant of Melanie.
Milen m Bulgarian
Variant of Milan.
Mirco m Italian
Italian variant of Mirko.
Mireya f Spanish
Variant of Mireia.
Misti f English
Variant of Misty.
Mohamed m Arabic, Dhivehi, Eastern African, Swahili
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see Muhammad) chiefly used in Egypt and Algeria. This is also the usual Dhivehi and Swahili form.
Mollie f English
Variant of Molly.
Monty m English
Variant of Monte.
Moreen f Irish, English
Anglicized form of Móirín. It is sometimes used as a variant of Maureen.
Morgaine f Arthurian Romance
Variant of Morgan 2, from a French form.
Moyna f Irish
Variant of Mona 1.
Murielle f French
French variant of Muriel.
Mykhail m Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of Michael.
Mykhailo m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Michael.
Nace m Slovene
Variant of Ignac.
Nahuel m Indigenous American, Mapuche (Hispanicized)
Variant of Nawel using Spanish spelling conventions.
Natasza f Polish
Polish form of Natasha.
Nathalie f French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
French form of Natalie, as well as a Dutch, German and Scandinavian variant.
Naya f African American (Modern)
Variant of Nia 2, probably modelled on Maya 2. It was borne by the actress Naya Rivera (1987-2020).
Neal m English
Variant of Neil.
Nebrod m Biblical Greek
Form of Nimrod used in the Greek Old Testament.
Nelle f English
Variant of Nell.
Nerea f Basque, Spanish
Possibly from Basque nere, a dialectal variant of nire meaning "mine". Alternatively, it could be a feminine form of Nereus. This name arose in Basque-speaking regions of Spain in the first half of the 20th century, though it is now popular throughout the country.
Nidia f Spanish
Variant of Nydia.
Nienke f Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Katherine.
Niklāvs m Latvian
Latvian variant form of Nicholas.
Nimród m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nimrod.
Noa 2 m Croatian, Hawaiian, French
Croatian and Hawaiian form of Noah 1, as well as a French variant.
Noora 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Norene f English
Variant of Noreen.
Nyah f English (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of Nia 2 or Nia 3. This name briefly entered the American popularity charts after it was featured in the movie Mission: Impossible 2 (2000).
Odarka f Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant of Dariya.
Olalla f Galician, Spanish
Galician variant of Eulalia.
Olexiy m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Олексій (see Oleksiy).
Olli m Finnish
Finnish variant of Olavi, based on Swedish Olle.
Olwin f Welsh (Rare)
Variant of Olwen.
Opaline f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Opal. This is also an English word meaning "resembling an opal".
Oralie f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aurélie.
Orval m English
Variant of Orville.
Oshea m Biblical
Variant of Hoshea used in some versions of the Bible.
Ossian m Literature
Variant of Oisín used by James Macpherson in his 18th-century poems, which he claimed to have based on early Irish legends. In the poems Ossian is the son of Fingal, and serves as the narrator.
Ozzy m English
Variant of Ozzie.
Page m & f English
From a surname that was a variant of Paige.
Pamella f English
Variant of Pamela.
Pär m Swedish
Swedish variant of Per.
Patty f English
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of Martha. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of Patricia.
Payton f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Peyton.
Pheobe f English
Variant of Phoebe.
Phillis f English
Variant of Phyllis.
Polat m Turkish
Turkish form of Bolat.
Pollie f English
Variant of Polly.
Portia f English
Variant of Porcia, the feminine form of the Roman family name Porcius, used by William Shakespeare for the heroine of his play The Merchant of Venice (1596). In the play Portia is a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to defend Antonio in court. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, after the Shakespearean character.
Posie f English
Variant of Posy.
Quin m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Quinn.
Quinten m English, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of Quentin.
Quintin m English
Variant of Quentin.
Quinton m English
Variant of Quentin, also coinciding with an English surname meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
Rabi'a f Arabic
Feminine form of Rabi 1. This can also be another way of transcribing the name رابعة (see Raabi'a).
Rachelle f English, French
Variant of Rachel. In the English-speaking world it has likely been influenced by the spelling of Rochelle.
Rachid m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic رشيد or راشد (see Rashid) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Radimir m Russian (Rare)
Russian variant form of Radomir.
Rafe m English
Variant of Ralph. This form became common during the 17th century, reflecting the usual pronunciation.
Raimon m Catalan
Catalan variant form of Raymond.
Rainard m Germanic
Variant of Reynard.
Raymundo m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese variant form of Raymond.
Raynard m English
Variant of Reynard.
Redd m English (Rare)
Variant of Red.
Reem f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ريم (see Rim).
Regena f English
Variant of Regina.
Renae f English
English variant of Renée.
Rheie f Greek Mythology
Greek variant of Rhea.
Rhoxane f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Roxana.
Rian m Irish, Old Irish, English
Irish form of Ryan, as well as an English variant.
Richelle f English
Variant of Rachel or Rochelle, probably influenced by Michelle.
Rinat 2 f Hebrew
Variant of Rina 2.
Ríona f Irish
Either a variant of Ríoghnach or a short form of Caitríona.
Robena f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Robin.
Rolland m English
Variant of Roland.
Rona 1 f English
Variant of Rhona.
Rorie f & m English
Variant of Rory.
Rosalee f English
Variant of Rosalie.
Rosalin f English (Rare)
Medieval variant of Rosalind.
Rosalva f Spanish
Variant of Rosalba.
Roxanna f English
Variant of Roxana.
Royale f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Royal.
Royce m English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of Rose.
Royse f Medieval English
Medieval variant of Rose.
Rozanne f English
Variant of Rosanne.
Rui m Portuguese
Variant of Ruy.
Rumiana f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Румяна (see Rumyana).
Sallie f English
Variant of Sally.
Samppa m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Samuli or Aleksanteri, or else a variant of Sampo.
Saray f Spanish
Spanish variant of Sarai.
Sarina f German, Dutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of Sara, or sometimes a variant of Serena.
Sarolta f Hungarian
Variant of Sarolt, also used as a Hungarian form of Charlotte.
Scarlet f English (Modern)
Either a variant of Scarlett or else from the English word for the red colour (both of the same origin, a type of cloth).
Scorpius m Astronomy
From a Latin variant of Scorpio. This is the name of a zodiacal constellation said to have the shape of a scorpion. According to Greek and Roman legend it was the monster that was sent to kill Orion.
Sekani m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "laugh" in Tumbuka.
Semiramis f Ancient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from a Greek form of the name Shammuramat. According to ancient Greek and Armenian sources, Semiramis (Շամիրամ (Shamiram) in Armenian) was an Assyrian queen who conquered much of Asia. Though the tales are legendary, she might be loosely based on the real Assyrian queen.
Serina f English
Variant of Serena.
Séverine f French
French feminine form of Severinus.
Sevyn f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Seven.
Shad 2 m English
Perhaps a variant of Chad.
Shaniya f African American (Modern)
Variant of Shania, or simply a combination of the popular phonetic elements sha, ny and ya.
Sharla f English
Variant of Charla.
Sharron f English
Variant of Sharon.
Sharyl f English
Variant of Cheryl.
Shaye f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Shea.
Shelby m & f English
From an English surname, which was possibly a variant of Selby. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie The Woman in Red (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie Steel Magnolias (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
Shelia f English
Variant of Sheila.
Shenandoah m Indigenous American, Oneida (Anglicized)
Variant of Skenandoa, or from the name of the Shenandoah River (names that may or may not be connected). The traditional American folk song Oh Shenandoah refers to the Oneida chief Skenandoa.
Sheree f English
Variant of Sherry or Cherie. This particular spelling was popularized by American actress Sheree North (1932-2005), who was born Dawn Shirley Crang.
Sherie f English
Variant of Sherry or Cherie.
Sherri f English
Variant of Sherry.
Sherrie f English
Variant of Sherry.
Sheryl f English
Variant of Cheryl.
Sheryll f English
Variant of Cheryl.
Shon m English
Variant of Shawn.
Shulamite f Biblical
Variant of Shulammite used in some versions of the Bible.
Shyla f English (Modern)
Variant of Sheila, or a combination of the popular phonetic elements shy and la.
Siegmund m German
German variant of Sigmund.
Silvinus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a variant of Silvanus. This name was borne by an 8th-century saint who evangelized in northern France.
Simonne f French
Variant of Simone 1.
Siobhán f Irish
Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of Jeanne.
Síomha f Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish form of Síthmaith.
Siw f Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Siv.
Sjeng m Limburgish
Variant of Sjang.
Skye f English (Modern)
From the name of the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It is sometimes considered a variant of Sky.
Skyla f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Skyler, formed using the popular name suffix la.
Skyler m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Schuyler, based on the pronunciation of the surname but respelled as if it was a blend of the English word sky with names such as Tyler. It was rare before 1980, and first gained popularity as a name for boys. It is now more common for girls, though it is more evenly unisex than the mostly feminine variant Skylar.
Solène f French
Variant of Solange.
Soline f French
Variant of Solange.
Stacey f & m English
Variant of Stacy.
Stacie f English
Feminine variant of Stacy.
Starr f English
Variant of Star.
Suzan 1 f English
Variant of Susan.
Tadgh m Irish
Variant of Tadhg.
Tameka f English
Variant of Tamika.
Tamika f English
Variant of Tamiko, inspired by the American jazz singer Tamiko Jones (1945-) or the American movie A Girl Named Tamiko (1963).
Tammi f English
Variant of Tammy.
Tayler f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Taylor.
Terra f English
Variant of Tara 1, perhaps influenced by the Latin word terra meaning "land, earth".
Thiemo m Germanic
Old German form of Timo 2.
Thyra f Swedish, Danish
Variant of Tyra.
Tiffani f English
Variant of Tiffany.
Timeus m Biblical
Variant of Timaeus.
Timothé m French
French variant of Timothy.
Tiphanie f French
French variant of Tiffany.
Tod m English
Variant of Todd.
Tomaso m Italian
Variant of Tommaso.
Torger m Norwegian
Variant of Torgeir.
Tova 2 f Swedish
Swedish variant of Tove.
Tracey f & m English
Variant of Tracy.
Tracie f English
Feminine variant of Tracy.
Tuula f Finnish
Variant of Tuuli.
Tuva f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Tove.
Tyrell m English (Modern), African American (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of Terrell. Influenced by similar-sounding names such as Tyrone and Darrell it has been used by African-American parents, usually stressed on the second syllable.
Tzipora f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see Tzipporah).
Valorie f English
Variant of Valerie.
Vergil m English
Variant of Virgil.
Vinko m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Vincent.
Vonda f English
Variant of Wanda, reflecting the Polish pronunciation.
Vyvyan m English (British)
Variant of Vivian. This was the name of one of Oscar Wilde's sons.
Wendi f English
Variant of Wendy.
Wenonah f Literature
Variant of Winona. This spelling of the name was used by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the mother of Hiawatha in his 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.
Wolfe m English (Rare)
Variant of Wolf, influenced by the spelling of the surname (which is also derived from the animal).
Wulf m German
Variant of Wolf.
Wynona f English
Variant of Winona.