Names Categorized "virtues"

This is a list of names in which the categories include virtues.
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AALI m Arabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
AALIYAH f Arabic, English (Modern)
Feminine form of AALI. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.
ABD AL-RAHMAN m Arabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
ABRAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "virtuous" in Arabic.
ADALET f Turkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".
AFAF f Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
AFIF m Arabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
AGAMEMNON m Greek Mythology, Greek
Possibly means "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
AGATHA f English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀγαθή (Agathe), derived from Greek ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
AGE (2) f Estonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGGIE f English
Diminutive of AGNES or AGATHA.
ÁGI f Hungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AGNĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
ÁGNES f Hungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈS f French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNES f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἁγνή (Hagne), derived from Greek ἁγνός (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe.... [more]
AGNESA f Slovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.
AGNESE f Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSA f Russian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNETA f Swedish
Swedish variant of AGNES.
AGNETE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNEZA f Croatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNIESZKA f Polish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJA f Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AHAVA f Hebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AI (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AI (2) f Chinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
AIGNÉIS f Irish
Irish form of AGNES.
AITOR m Basque, Spanish
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
AKAKIOS m Greek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from (a), a negative prefix, combined with κάκη (kake) meaning "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
AKI (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
ALAIA f Basque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALCMENE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ἀλκμήνη (Alkmene), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" combined with μήνη (mene) meaning "moon" or μῆνις (menis) meaning "wrath". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
ALETHEA f English
Derived from Greek ἀλήθεια (aletheia) meaning "truth". This name was coined in the 16th century.
ALIZA f Hebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
ALKMENE f Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of ALCMENE.
ALTAGRACIA f Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "high grace", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, meaning "Our Lady of High Grace". She is considered the patron saint of the Dominican Republic, and it is there that this name is most often used.
AMAAL f Arabic
Means "hopes, aspirations" in Arabic.
AMAL (1) f & m Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
AMANDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMARA f Western African, Igbo
Means "grace" in Igbo.
AMEL (1) m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of AMAL (1).
AMEL (2) f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمال (see AMAAL) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
AMELA f Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of AMAL (1).
AMI (1) m Biblical
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
AMIKA f Esperanto
Means "friendly" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin amicus "friend".
AMIN m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أمين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMINAH (2) f Arabic
Feminine form of AMIN.
AMISTA f Chamorro
Means "loyalty" in Chamorro, derived from Spanish amistad "friendship".
AMITY f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "friendship", ultimately deriving from Latin amicitia.
AN (1) m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
ANIS m Arabic
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
ANNICE f English
Variant of ANNIS.
ANNIS f English
Medieval English form of AGNES.
ANNORA f English (Rare)
Medieval English variant of HONORA.
ARASH m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "truthfulness" or "bright" in Persian. In Persian legend Arash was a Persian archer who was ordered by the Turans to shoot an arrow, the landing place of which would determine the new location of the Persian-Turan border. Arash climbed a mountain and fired his arrow with such strength that it flew for several hours and landed on the banks of the far-away Oxus River.
ARETE f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "virtue" in Greek. In Greek mythology Arete was the personification of virtue and excellence.
ARETHA f English
Possibly derived from Greek ἀρετή (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-).
ARI (3) m Armenian
Means "brave" in Armenian.
ARMAN (1) m Persian, Kazakh
Means "wish, hope" in Persian.
ARMO m Finnish (Rare)
Means "grace, mercy" in Finnish.
ARNFRIED m German (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
ARNIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARWYN m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
ASHA (1) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHTAD f Persian Mythology
Means "justice" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
AUGUSTUS m Ancient Roman, Dutch
Means "exalted, venerable", derived from Latin augere meaning "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the name Augustus, and after his death it was used as a title for subsequent emperors. This was also the name of three kings of Poland (August in Polish).
AUNE f Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
BAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAO f & m Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BASIL (2) m Arabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
BASIR m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
BERNARD m English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BESIM m Albanian
Means "faith, trust" in Albanian.
BESNIK m Albanian
Means "faithful" in Albanian.
BLANDUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "charming" in Latin.
BLAZH m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from Slavic blagu meaning "good, blessed, happy".
BLYTHE f & m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "cheerful" in Old English.
BOGUMIŁ m Polish
Means "favoured by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and milu "gracious, dear".
BONACCORSO m Italian (Rare)
From a medieval Italian name derived from bono "good" and accorso "haste, rush, help".
BONNIE f English
Means "pretty" from the Scottish word bonnie, which was itself derived from Middle French bon "good". It has been in use as an American given name since the 19th century, and it became especially popular after the movie Gone with the Wind (1939), in which it was the nickname of Scarlett's daughter.
BRANIMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
BRATUMIŁ m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and milu "gracious, dear".
BRAVA f Esperanto
Means "valiant, brave" in Esperanto.
CAOIMHE f Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful, gentle, kind".
CAOMH m Ancient Irish
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
CARIDAD f Spanish
Spanish cognate of CHARITY.
CARISSA f English
Variant of CHARISSA.
CARITA f Swedish
Derived from Latin caritas meaning "dearness, esteem, love".
CHANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chāng) meaning "flourish, prosper, good, sunlight" (which is usually only masculine), (chàng) meaning "smooth, free, unrestrained" or (cháng) meaning "long". Other Chinese characters are also possible.
CHARA f Greek
Means "happiness, joy" in Greek.
CHARES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian general. It was also borne by the sculptor who crafted the Colossus of Rhodes.
CHARIS f Ancient Greek, English (Rare)
Feminine form of CHARES. It came into use as an English given name in the 17th century.
CHARISMA f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "personal magnetism", ultimately derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness".
CHARISSA f English
Elaborated form of CHARIS. Edmund Spencer used it in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
CHARITY f English
From the English word charity, ultimately derived from Late Latin caritas meaning "generous love", from Latin carus "dear, beloved". Caritas was in use as a Roman Christian name. The English name Charity came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
CHASITY f English
Variant of CHASTITY.
CHASTITY f English
From the English word chastity, which is ultimately from Latin castus "pure". It was borne by the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher, which probably led to the name's increase in popularity during the 1970s.
CHENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (chéng) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (chéng) meaning "sincere, honest, true", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
CHIDIEBERE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIKA (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (chi) meaning "thousand", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (chi) meaning "scatter" combined with (ka) meaning "good, beautiful" or (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
CHIYEMBEKEZO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "hope" in Chewa.
CLÉMENCE f French
French feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENCE f English
Feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT). It has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became rare after the 17th century.
CLEMENCY f English (Rare)
Medieval variant of CLEMENCE. It can also simply mean "clemency, mercy" from the English word, ultimately from Latin clemens "merciful".
CLEMENS m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Original Latin form of CLEMENT, as well as the German, Dutch and Scandinavian form.
CLEMENT m English
English form of the Late Latin name Clemens (or sometimes of its derivative Clementius), which meant "merciful, gentle". This was the name of 14 popes, including Saint Clement I, the third pope, one of the Apostolic Fathers. Another saint by this name was Clement of Alexandria, a 3rd-century theologian and church father who attempted to reconcile Christian and Platonic philosophies. It has been in general as a given name in Christian Europe (in various spellings) since early times. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, though it was revived in the 19th century.
CLEMENTE m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLEMENTIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of Clemens or Clementius (see CLEMENT).
CLÉMENTINE f French
French feminine form of CLEMENT. This is also the name of a variety of orange (fruit).
CLEMENTINE f English
English form of CLÉMENTINE.
CLIMENT m Catalan
Catalan form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CODY m English
From the Irish surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
CONCORDIA f Roman Mythology
Means "harmony" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of harmony and peace.
CONLETH m Irish
Modern form of the old Irish name Conláed, possibly meaning "chaste fire" from Irish connla "chaste" and aodh "fire". Saint Conláed was a 5th-century bishop of Kildare.
CONLEY m Irish
Anglicized form of CONLETH.
CONRAD m English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave counsel", derived from the Germanic elements kuoni "brave" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.
CONSTANCE f English, French
Medieval form of CONSTANTIA. The Normans introduced this name to England (it was the name of a daughter of William the Conqueror).
CONSTANS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "constant, steadfast". This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor, a son of Constantine the Great.
CONSTANTIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Constantius, which was itself derived from CONSTANS.
COSMAS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμᾶς (Kosmas), which was derived from κόσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
CTIRAD m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
CUIDIGHTHEACH m Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "helpful".
CURTIS m English
From an English surname that originally meant "courteous" in Old French.
DALIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
DALISAY f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "pure" in Tagalog.
DANA (4) m & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DARIO m Italian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DARIUS m English, Lithuanian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Roman form of Δαρεῖος (Dareios), which was the Greek form of the Persian name Dārayavahush meaning "possessing goodness", composed of the elements dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good". Three ancient kings of Persia bore this name, including Darius the Great who expanded the Achaemenid Empire to its greatest extent. His forces invaded Greece but were defeated in the Battle of Marathon.... [more]
DECEBAL m Romanian
Means "powerful, brave" in Dacian. This was the name adopted by Diurpaneus, a 1st-century king of Dacia. For many years he successfully resisted Roman expansion into his territory but was finally defeated by the forces of Emperor Trajan in 106.
DIKE f Greek Mythology
Means "justice" in Greek. In Greek mythology Dike was the goddess of justice, one of the Ὥραι (Horai).
DOBROMIL m Czech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
EASTMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ESMOND.
EGILHARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge of a sword" and hard "brave, hardy".
EIR f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EKKEHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ag "edge" and hard "brave, hardy".
ELISEDD m Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh elus meaning "kind". This was the name of two kings of Powys in Wales.
ELLIS (2) m Welsh
Anglicized form of ELISEDD.
ELPIDA f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
ELPÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIOS m Late Greek
Greek form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIUS m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἐλπίδιος (Elpidios), which was derived from ἐλπίς (elpis) meaning "hope". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who spent twenty years in a cave in Cappadocia.
ELPIS f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
EMEM m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMER f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Irish eimh meaning "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
ENOCH m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of the son of Cain. It is also the name of a son of Jared and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.
ENORA f Breton, French
Breton form of HONORIA, or directly from Breton enor "honour" (a word of Latin origin). This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the wife of Saint Efflamm.
ERDOĞAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".
ERKAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
ESKARNE f Basque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESMOND m English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements east "grace" and mund "protection". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century.
ESPERANZA f Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia, which was derived from sperare "to hope".
EUCLID m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Εὐκλείδης (Eukleides), derived from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician from Alexandria who made numerous contributions to geometry.
EUDORA f Greek Mythology
Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.
EUDOXIA f Ancient Greek
From Greek εὐδοξία (eudoxia) meaning "good repute, good judgement", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and δόξα (doxa) meaning "notion, reputation, honour".
EUGENE m English
English form of Eugenius, the Latin form of the Greek name Εὐγένιος (Eugenios), which was derived from the Greek word εὐγενής (eugenes) meaning "well born". It is composed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of several saints and four popes.... [more]
EUN m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
EUNICE f Biblical, English, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐνίκη (Eunike) meaning "good victory", derived from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". The New Testament mentions her as the mother of Timothy. As an English name, it was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
EUN-JI f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
EUN-YEONG f Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
EUN-YOUNG f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 은영 (see EUN-YEONG).
EUPHEMIA f Ancient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek εὐφημέω (euphemeo), a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and φημί (phemi) meaning "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
EURYDICE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Εὐρυδίκη (Eurydike) meaning "wide justice", derived from εὐρύς (eurys) meaning "wide" and δίκη (dike) meaning "justice". In Greek myth she was the wife of Orpheus. Her husband tried to rescue her from Hades, but he failed when he disobeyed the condition that he not look back upon her on their way out.
EUSTORGIO m Italian
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Εὐστόργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word εὔστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and στέργω (stergo) meaning "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
EUTERPE f Greek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and τέρπω (terpo) meaning "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
EUTHYMIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εὐθύμιος (Euthymios) meaning "in good spirits, generous", derived from the word εὔθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and θυμός (thymos) meaning "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
EVADNE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Εὐάδνη (Euadne), from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek ἀδνός (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.
EVERARD m English (Rare)
Means "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements ebur "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced it to England, where it joined the Old English cognate Eoforheard. It has only been rarely used since the Middle Ages. Modern use of the name may be inspired by the surname Everard, itself derived from the medieval name.
FAITH f English
Simply from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere "to trust". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
FANG f & m Chinese
From Chinese (fāng) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
FARAH m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FEIDLIMID m & f Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
FELICITY f English
From the English word felicity meaning "happiness", which ultimately derives from Latin felicitas "good luck". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans around the 17th century. It can sometimes be used as an English form of the Latin name FELICITAS. This name was revived in the late 1990s after the appearance of the television series Felicity.
FEMKE f Dutch, Frisian
Diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element frid "peace". It also coincides with a Frisian word meaning "little girl".
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.
FIDEL m Spanish
From the Late Latin name Fidelis meaning "faithful". A famous bearer was revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016), the former president of Cuba.
FIDELMA f Irish
Latinized form of FEIDELM. Saint Fidelma and her sister Saint Eithne were 5th-century followers of Saint Patrick.
FIDO m Pet
Means "I am faithful" in Latin. This name is commonly given to dogs.
FRED m English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FRIDESWIDE f History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
FRIÐUSWIÞ f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
FRÓÐI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRODE.
GARBI f Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GENNADIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γεννάδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γεννάδας (gennadas) meaning "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GERASIMOS m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek γέρας (geras) meaning "honour, gift". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit who lived near the Jordan River.
GERFRIED m German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".
GERLINDE f German, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".
GHADA f Arabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
GIOIA f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
GLENDA f English
Probably a feminine form of GLENN using the suffix da (from names such as LINDA and WANDA). This name was not regularly used until the 20th century.
GLENYS f Welsh
Elaboration of the Welsh word glân meaning "pure, clean, holy". This name was created in the late 19th century.
GLORIA f English, Spanish, Italian, German
Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.... [more]
GRACE f English
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.
GRACIA f Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRATIA f German
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIAN m History
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.
GRATIANA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIA f Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLA f Italian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GUIFRÉ m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
GUISCARD m Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GUIYING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GUNVOR f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vǫr "vigilant, cautious".
GWENAËL m French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
GWENDA f Welsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWENFREWI f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and ffrewi meaning "reconciliation, peace". Saint Gwenffrewi or Winifred was a 7th-century Welsh martyr.
GWYN m Welsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNN m Welsh
Variant of GWYN.
GYEONG m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HAGNE f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of AGNES.
HAIDEE f Literature
Perhaps intended to derive from Greek αἰδοῖος (aidoios) meaning "modest, reverent". This name was created by Lord Byron for a character (written as Haidée) in his 1819 poem Don Juan.
HALIM m Arabic
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HANAN (1) m Biblical
Means "gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
HANAN (2) f Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANANIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANNAH f English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HANNIBAL m Phoenician (Latinized), History
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
HARDY m English
From a surname that was derived from Middle English hardi "bold, hardy".
HARMONY f English
From the English word harmony, ultimately deriving from Greek ἁρμονία (harmonia).
HARTMANN m German
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome" in Arabic, from the root حَسُنَ (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HE f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "river, stream", () meaning "harmony, peace", or () meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
HELLÄ f Finnish
Means "gentle, tender" in Finnish.
HIROSHI m Japanese
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations that are read the same way.
HONOKA f Japanese
From Japanese (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.
HONOR f & m English (Rare)
Variant of HONOUR, using the American spelling.
HONORA f Irish, English
Variant of HONORIA. It was brought to England and Ireland by the Normans.
HONORIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of HONORIUS.
HONORINA f Late Roman
Feminine form of HONORINUS.
HONORINE f French
French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS. Saint Honorina was a 4th-century martyr from the Normandy region in France.
HONORINUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was a derivative of HONORIUS.
HONORIUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "honour". This was the name of an emperor of the Western Roman Empire. It was also borne by a few early saints and four popes.
HONOUR f English (Rare)
From the English word honour, which is of Latin origin. This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. It can also be viewed as a form of HONORIA or HONORATA, which are ultimately derived from the same source.
HOPE f English
From the English word hope, ultimately from Old English hopian. This name was first used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
HRÓARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf with the name Hroðgar.
HUGHARD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HULDA (1) f Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "gracious, sweet, lovable".
HULDERIC m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hulda "merciful, graceful" and ric "ruler, mighty". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HUNFRID m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMPHREY.
HUSNI m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُسْن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HYEON-JEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-JU f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "manifest, clear" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYUN-JOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see HYEON-JU).
HYUN-JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현정 (see HYEON-JEONG).
IDONEA f English (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
IHSAN m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IINES f Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
IMAN f & m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic أمُنَ (amuna) meaning "to be faithful". It is typically feminine in Arabic and typically masculine in Persian.
IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IMEDA m Georgian
Derived from Georgian იმედი (imedi) meaning "hope".
IMMACOLATA f Italian
Italian cognate of INMACULADA.
IMPI f Finnish
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.
INAS f Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic.
INÉS f Spanish
Spanish form of AGNES.
INÈS f French
French form of INÉS.
INÊS f Portuguese
Portuguese form of AGNES.
INES f Italian, Slovene, Croatian
Italian, Slovene and Croatian form of INÉS.
INEZ f English
English form of INÉS.
ISAMU m Japanese
From Japanese (isamu) meaning "brave" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
ITXARO f Basque
Means "hope" in Basque.
JAGIENKA f Polish
Diminutive of JAGNA.
JAGNA f Polish
Originally a diminutive of AGNIESZKA, AGATA or JADWIGA. It is now used independently.
JAGUSIA f Polish (Rare)
Diminutive of JAGA.
JANJA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
JAWAD m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic.
JEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
JEONG-SUK f Korean
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal" or (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja combinations are possible.
JI-MIN f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (min) meaning "gentle, affable", (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "jade, stone resembling jade". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
JING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle", (jīng) meaning "essence, spirit", (jīng) meaning "clear, crystal" or (jīng) meaning "capital city". Other characters can also form this name.
JINGYI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.
JI-YEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YOUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 지영 (see JI-YEONG).
JONG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JOY f English
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
JUDA m Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JUDICAËL m French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iudd "lord, prince" and hael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see JEONG).
JUNG-SOOK f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정숙 (see JEONG-SUK).
JUNKO f Japanese
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obedience" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
JUSTE m French
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTICE m & f English
From an occupational surname meaning "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUSTIN m English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTUS m German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Latin name meaning "just". This name was borne by at least eight saints.
KAREEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic كريم (see KARIM). A famous bearer of this name is basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-).
KARIM m Arabic, Persian
Means "generous, noble" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous". In Islamic tradition الكريم (al-Karim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KARISSA f English
Variant of CHARISSA.