Names Categorized "yellow"

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AELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
ÁMBARfSpanish
Spanish cognate of AMBER.
AMBERfEnglish, 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).
AMBRAfItalian
Italian cognate of AMBER.
AMBREfFrench
French cognate of AMBER.
AURELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin aureus "golden, gilded". Marcus Aurelius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor and philosophical writer. This was also the name of several early saints.
AUREOLEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
BLAINEmEnglish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name Bláán, which meant "yellow" in Gaelic. Saint Bláán was a 6th-century missionary to the Picts.
BLONDIEfEnglish (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.
BOGLÁRKAfHungarian
Means "buttercup" in Hungarian, derived from the archaic word boglár meaning "ornament".
CAPUCINEfFrench
Means "nasturtium" in French. This was the stage name of the French actress and model Capucine (1928-1990).
CHRYSESmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden". In Greek mythology Chryses was the father of Chryseis, a woman captured by Agamemnon during the Trojan War.
CRESSIDAfLiterature
Medieval form of CHRYSEIS. Various medieval tales describe her as a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchus, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. Shakespeare's play 'Troilus and Cressida' (1602) was based on these tales.
DAFFODILfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Dutch de affodil meaning "the asphodel".
DARDANmAlbanian
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.
DARDANAfAlbanian
Feminine form of DARDAN.
ELECTRAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ηλεκτρα (Elektra), derived from ηλεκτρον (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.
ELETTRAfItalian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
FLÁVIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIUmRomanian
Romanian form of FLAVIUS.
FLAVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "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.
FULVIAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FÚLVIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FULVIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
GARDENIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GINTARASmLithuanian
Means "amber" in Lithuanian.
GINTARĖfLithuanian
Feminine form of GINTARAS.
GOLDAfYiddish
Means "gold" in Yiddish.
GOLDIE (1)fEnglish
From a nickname for a person with blond hair, from the English word gold.
GWENLLIANfWelsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and llian meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
HARImHinduism, 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.
HELIOSmGreek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses.
INBARfHebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.
JONQUILfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, derived ultimately from Latin iuncus "reed".
KETUTm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "small banana". This name is traditionally given to the fourth child.
KEZIAfBiblical
Variant of KEZIAH.
KEZIAHfBiblical
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.
KIM (3)fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (kim) meaning "gold, metal".
KIZZIEfEnglish
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
KIZZYfEnglish
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries 'Roots'.
KOHAKUf & mJapanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
MARIGOLDfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which comes from a combination of MARY and the English word gold.
NARCÍSmCatalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NARCISSAfLate Roman
Feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISSUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (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]
NARCYZmPolish
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
NARGESfPersian
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Persian, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NERGİSfTurkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NEVENmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVENAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NGAIREfMaori
Possibly means "flaxen" in Maori.
NUBIAfVarious
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NURITfHebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
ODELLm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dyeing.
ODHRÁNmIrish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a saint who travelled with Saint Columba through Scotland.
ORIAfItalian
Italian form of AUREA.
ORIANAfItalian, 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.
PAZ (2)f & mHebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PITAMBARmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of PITAMBARA.
PITAMBARAmHinduism
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.
SAFFRONfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word which 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)fSpanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SONALfIndian, 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".
SORINmRomanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
SORINAfRomanian
Feminine form of SORIN.
SOVANNAfKhmer
Means "golden, dream" in Khmer.
SUMMERfEnglish
From the name of the season, ultimately from Old English sumor. It has been in use as a given name since the 1970s.
SUNNYf & mEnglish
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
TANSYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Old French from Late Latin tanacita.
TAWNYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané, which means "light brown".
TOPAZfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the yellow precious stone, the birthstone of November, ultimately derived from Greek τοπαζος (topazos).
XANTHEfGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
XANTHIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of XANTHE.
XANTHIPPEfAncient 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.
XANTHIPPOSmAncient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
XANTHOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
ZARATHUSTRAmHistory
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.
ZAREENfPersian
Means "golden" in Persian.
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