Names Categorized "yellow"

This is a list of names in which the categories include yellow.
gender
usage
Aeliana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aelianus.
Aelianus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Aelius.
Aelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from the Greek word ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Ámbar f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish cognate of Amber.
Amber f English, Dutch
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber (1944).
Ambra f Italian
Italian cognate of Amber.
Ambre f French
French cognate of Amber.
Ardit m Albanian
Means "golden day" in Albanian, from ar "gold" and ditë "day".
Ardita f Albanian
Feminine form of Ardit.
Áurea f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Aurea.
Aurea f Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
Aurèle m French
French form of Aurelius.
Aurélia f Slovak, Hungarian
Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aurelius.
Aureliano m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Aurelianus.
Aurelianus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was originally derived from the Roman family name Aurelius. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) who reconquered the breakaway Gallic and Palmyrene Empires.
Aurélie f French
French feminine form of Aurelius.
Aurélien m French
French form of Aurelianus.
Aurelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin aureus meaning "golden, gilded". Marcus Aurelius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor and philosophical writer. This was also the name of several early saints.
Aureole f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
Autumn f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
Bláán m Old Irish
From Old Irish blá meaning "yellow" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of 6th-century Irish saint, a bishop of Kingarth on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.
Blaine m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the Old Irish given name Bláán.
Blondie f English (Rare)
From a nickname for a person with blond hair. This is the name of the title character in a comic strip by Chic Young.
Boglárka f Hungarian
Means "buttercup flower" in Hungarian (genus Ranunculus), derived from the archaic word boglár meaning "ornament".
Capucine f French
Means "nasturtium" in French. This was the stage name of the French actress and model Capucine (1928-1990).
Chryses m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek χρύσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden". In Greek mythology Chryses was the father of Chryseis, a woman captured by Agamemnon during the Trojan War.
Chrysostomos m Greek
Means "golden mouth", from Greek χρυσός (chrysos) meaning "gold" and στόμα (stoma) meaning "mouth". This was an epithet applied to eloquent orators, notably Saint John Chrysostom, a 4th-century archbishop of Constantinople.
Cressida f Literature
Form of Criseida used by Shakespeare in his play Troilus and Cressida (1602).
Criseida f Literature
Form of Chryseis used by the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio in his 14th-century poem Il Filostrato. In the poem she is a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchas, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. The story was taken up by Chaucer (using the form Criseyde) and Shakespeare (using the form Cressida).
Criseyde f Literature
Form of Criseida used by the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in his 14th-century epic poem Troilus and Criseyde.
Crisóstomo m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Chrysostomos.
Daffodil f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
Dahlia f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, which was named for the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
Dalia 1 f Spanish (Latin American), Arabic
Spanish and Arabic form of Dahlia. The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
Dardan m Albanian
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.
Dardana f Albanian
Feminine form of Dardan.
Electra f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἠλέκτρα (Elektra), derived from ἤλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
Elettra f Italian
Italian form of Electra.
Éliane f French
Probably from Aeliana, the feminine form of the Roman name Aelianus, which was derived from the Roman family name Aelius. This was the name of an early saint and martyr.
Elvia f Italian
Italian feminine form of Helvius.
Elvio m Italian
Italian form of Helvius.
Eurig m Welsh
Derived from Welsh aur meaning "gold" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Eurwen f Welsh
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
Flavian m History (Ecclesiastical)
From the Roman family name Flavianus, which was derived from Flavius. This was the name of several early saints including a 5th-century patriarch of Constantinople who was beaten to death.
Flaviano m Italian
Italian form of Flavian.
Flavien m French
French form of Flavian.
Flavienne f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Flavian.
Flávio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Flavius.
Flavio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Flavius.
Flaviu m Romanian
Romanian form of Flavius.
Flavius m Ancient Roman, Romanian
Roman family name meaning "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.
Fulvia f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see Fulvio).
Fúlvio m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see Fulvio).
Fulvio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
Fulvius m Ancient Roman
Latin form of Fulvio.
Gardenia f English (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
Gintaras m Lithuanian
Means "amber" in Lithuanian.
Gintarė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Gintaras.
Golda f Yiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).
Goldie 1 f English
From a nickname for a person with blond hair, from the English word gold.
Goldie 2 f Yiddish
Variant of Golda.
Gwenllian f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and possibly lliain meaning "flaxen, made of linen" or lliant meaning "flow, flood". This name was used by medieval Welsh royalty, notably by a 12th-century princess of Deheubarth who died in battle with the Normans. It was also borne by the 13th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last prince of Gwynedd.
Hari m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
Helios m Greek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, a Titan, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses. His sister was the moon goddess Selene.
Helvia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Helvius.
Helvius m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from either Latin helvus meaning "honey-yellow, blond" or from the name of the Helvii, a Celtic tribe who lived west of the Rhône river. Gaius Helvius Cinna was a Roman poet of the 1st century BC.
Hema f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
Inbar f Hebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.
Jonquil f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, derived ultimately from Latin iuncus "reed".
Ketut m & f Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
Kezia f Biblical
Variant of Keziah.
Keziah f Biblical
From the Hebrew name קְצִיעָה (Qetzi'ah) meaning "cassia, cinnamon", from the name of the spice tree. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Job.
Kham m & f Lao
Means "gold" in Lao.
Khamphet m & f Lao
From Lao ຄຳ (kham) meaning "gold" and ເພັດ (phet) meaning "diamond, gem".
Kim 3 f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
Kizzie f English
Diminutive of Keziah.
Kizzy f English
Diminutive of Keziah. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries Roots (1977).
Kohaku f & m Japanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
Kou m Hmong
Means "gold" in Hmong.
Maple f English
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English mapul. This is the name of a girl in Robert Frost's poem Maple (1923) who wonders about the origin of her unusual name.
Marigold f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which comes from a combination of Mary and the English word gold.
Marisol f Spanish
Combination of María and Sol 1 or Soledad. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
Narcís m Catalan
Catalan form of Narcissus. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
Narciso m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Narcissus. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
Narcissa f Late Roman
Feminine form of Narcissus.
Narcisse m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Narcissus. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
Narcissus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Νάρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from νάρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
Narcyz m Polish
Polish form of Narcissus. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
Narges f Persian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see Narcissus).
Nərgiz f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Narges.
Nargiza f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Narges.
Nergis f Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see Narcissus).
Neven m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of Nevena.
Nevena f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
Ngaire f Maori
Possibly from the name of the town of Ngaere in New Zealand, of Maori origin meaning "wetland".
Nubia f Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
Nurit f Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
Odell m & f English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name, itself derived from Old English wad "woad" (a plant that produces a blue dye) and hyll "hill".
Odhrán m Irish
From Old Irish Odrán, derived from odar "dun-coloured, greyish brown, tan" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a saint who travelled with Saint Columba through Scotland.
Orabela f Esperanto
Means "golden-beautiful" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin aurea "gold" and bella "beautiful".
Oria f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Aurea.
Oriana f Italian, Spanish
Possibly derived from Latin aurum "gold" or from its derivatives, Spanish oro or French or. In medieval legend Oriana was the daughter of a king of England who married the knight Amadis.
Oriane f French
French form of Oriana.
Orianne f French
French form of Oriana.
Orietta f Italian
Diminutive of Oria.
Orla 1 f Irish
Anglicized form of Órlaith.
Paz 2 f & m Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
Pikachu m Popular Culture
From Japanese ピカチュウ (Pikachuu), derived from the onomatopoeic words ピカピカ (pikapika), a sparkly sound, and チュウチュウ (chuuchuu), a mouse sound. This is the name of a Pokémon, a yellow rodent-like creature who can summon electricity, from a series of video games starting 1996. This is technically the name of the species, though it is used as a given name for the creature in some contexts.
Pitambar m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of Pitambara.
Pitambara m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit पीत (pita) meaning "yellow" and अम्बर (ambara) meaning "garment". This is another name of the Hindu gods Vishnu or Krishna, given to them because yellow clothing is traditionally worn at religious events.
Rukmini f Hinduism, Mari, Indian, Kannada
Means "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of a princess who became the wife of Krishna.
Saffron f English (Rare)
From the English word that refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".
Sol 1 f Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
Sóley f Icelandic
Means "buttercup flower" in Icelandic (genus Ranunculus), derived from sól "sun" and ey "island".
Sólja f Faroese
Means "buttercup flower" in Faroese (genus Ranunculus). The buttercup is the national flower of the Faroe Islands.
Sonal f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
Sorin m Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
Sorina f Romanian
Feminine form of Sorin.
Sovanna f & m Khmer
Variant of Sovann.
Summer f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
Sunny f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
Tansy f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
Tawny f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
Topaz f English (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the traditional birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τόπαζος (topazos).
Vanna 2 f & m Khmer
From Khmer វណ្ណ (von) meaning "colour", ultimately from Sanskrit वर्ण (varna).
Willka m Indigenous American, Aymara
From Aymara wilka meaning "sun".
Xanthe f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθός (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
Xanthia f English (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of Xanthe.
Xanthippe f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Xanthippos. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.
Xanthippi f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xanthippe.
Xanthippos m Ancient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθός (xanthos) meaning "yellow" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
Xanthos m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθός (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
Zarathustra m History
Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.
Zareen f Urdu
Variant of Zarina.