Georgian Names

Georgian names are used in the country of Georgia in central Eurasia.
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ABELაბელmEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
ABRAAMაბრაამmBiblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ABRAM (2)აბრამmRussian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
ADAMადამmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMIRANამირანmGeorgian, Literature
Variant of AMIRANI. This is the name of the central character in the medieval Georgian romance 'Amiran-Darejaniani' by Moses of Khoni. The author was inspired by the mythical Amirani and the stories surrounding him, and loosely based his tale on them.
Georgian variant of ANA.
ANASTASIAანასტასიაfGreek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANDRIAანდრიაmGeorgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANDROანდროmCroatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ANI (1)ანიfBulgarian, Georgian, Romanian, Spanish
Diminutive of ANA.
Georgian form of HENRI.
Diminutive of ANA.
ANZORანზორmGeorgian, Chechen
Possibly derived from the Georgian noble title აზნაური (aznauri), ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar meaning "noble".
Meaning unknown, of Persian origin. This was the name of an 8th-century Georgian noble who was executed for refusing to convert to Islam.
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVTANDILავთანდილmGeorgian, Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) "sunshine" and دل (dil) "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.
Short form of AVTANDIL.
Georgian form of BAHADUR.
Georgian form of BADR.
BAGRATბაგრატmArmenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
Georgian form of BARBARA.
Derived from Georgian ბედი (bedi) meaning "fate".
Georgian form of BESSARION.
Short form of BESARION.
Possibly from Georgian ბიძა (bidza) meaning "uncle". This was the name of a 17th-century Georgian saint and martyr.
BORISბორისmBulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
DANIELდანიელmEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
DAVITდავითmGeorgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
Georgian form of DAVID.
EKA (2)ეკაfGeorgian
Short form of EKATERINE.
Georgian form of KATHERINE.
ELENEელენეfGeorgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of HELEN.
Georgian form of ELIZABETH.
Georgian short form of ELIZABETH.
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
Georgian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS). This name was borne by two Georgian kings of the Bagrationi dynasty.
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).
EVAევაfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
Georgian form of GAIUS.
Meaning unknown.
GENADIგენადიmBulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
Georgian form of GEORGE. This was the name of several kings of Georgia.
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Georgian dialectal word meaning "old man".
Diminutive of GIORGI.
Diminutive of GIORGI.
Georgian form of GREGORY.
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
GULNAZგულნაზfKazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GURGENგურგენmArmenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
Georgian form of JACOB.
ILIAილიაmGeorgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ILYA or Bulgarian ILIYA.
Derived from Georgian იმედი (imedi) meaning "hope".
IOANEიოანეmGeorgian (Archaic)
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
IONA (2)იონაmRussian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
Georgian form of JOSEPH.
Georgian form of HERAKLES.
Georgian form of IRENE.
IRMAირმაfGerman, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
ISIDOREისიდორეmEnglish, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
Georgian form of YURIY.
Georgian form of JOHN.
IZOLDAიზოლდაfGeorgian, Polish (Rare)
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
Georgian form of KATAYUN. It is sometimes used as a Georgian form of KATHERINE.
KETI (1)ქეთიfGeorgian
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
Diminutive of KETEVAN.
From Persian خاتون (khatun) meaning "lady, woman".
Diminutive of IAKOB.
Georgian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
Short form of VLADIMER.
Means "ruby" in Georgian, of Sanskrit origin.
LEILAლეილაfArabic, Persian, English, Georgian
Variant of LAYLA. This spelling was used by Lord Byron for characters in 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'Don Juan' (1819), and it is through him that the name was introduced to the English-speaking world.
LELA (1)ლელაfGeorgian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the name of a type of plant.
Georgian form of LEON.
LIA (1)ლიაfItalian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
Georgian form of MADONNA.
MAIA (1)მაიაfGreek Mythology, Roman Mythology, Portuguese, Georgian
Meaning unknown. In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.
Derived from Georgian მაყვალი (maqvali) meaning "blackberry".
Possibly means "beautiful, elegant, youthful" in Georgian.
Variant of MALKHAZ.
Means "little father" in Georgian.
Means "heather" in Georgian.
MARIAMმარიამfBiblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic MARYAM.
Georgian variant of MARIAM.
MARIKAმარიკაfCzech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian
Diminutive of MARIA or other names beginning with Mari.
MARINEმარინეfFrench, Georgian
French and Georgian feminine form of MARINUS.
MATE (1)მათეmGeorgian
Georgian form of MATTHEW.
MEDEAმედეაfGreek Mythology (Latinized), Georgian
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
Georgian form of MELANIE.
MELITONმელიტონmAncient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μελιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
MERAB (2)მერაბmGeorgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERI (2)მერიfGeorgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
MISHOმიშოmGeorgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
Georgian form of MURTADA.
Derived from Georgian მზე (mze) "sun".
NANA (3)ნანაfGeorgian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 4th-century queen consort of Georgia who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
Diminutive of NANA (3).
NATALIAნატალიაfPolish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, English, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Greek, Georgian, Russian, Ukrainian, Late Roman
Latinate form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
Derived from Georgian ნათელი (nateli) meaning "light, bright".
Diminutive of NATELA.
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
From the second part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NIA (3)ნიაfEnglish, Georgian
Short form of ANTONIA, SIDONIA and other names ending in nia.
NIKA (3)ნიკაmGeorgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NIKOნიკოmFinnish, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian, German
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.
Georgian form of NICHOLAS.
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NINO (2)ნინოfGeorgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Greek feminine form of NINOS. Saint Nino (sometimes called Nina) was a Greek-speaking woman from Asia Minor who introduced Christianity to Georgia in the 4th century.
Means "gold mouth" in Georgian.
Derived from Turkic otar meaning "pasture, meadow".
PAVLEპავლეmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PETREპეტრეmRomanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
Georgian form of FEREYDOUN.
Georgian form of FEREYDOUN.
Possibly a Georgian form of RAMADAN.
Variant of RAMAZ.
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".
Variant of REVAZ.
Diminutive of REVAZ.
Georgian form of ROSTAM.
Diminutive of RUSUDAN.
Diminutive of RUSUDAN.
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.
Variant of RUSUDAN.
Georgian form of SABAS.
SALOMEსალომეfEnglish, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name which was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
SANDROსანდროmItalian, Georgian
Short form of ALESSANDRO (Italian) or ALEKSANDRE (Georgian). Sandro Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance artist, the painter of 'The Birth of Venus' and other famous works.
SIDONIAსიდონიაfLate Roman, Georgian
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This is the name of a legendary saint from Georgia. She and her father Abiathar were supposedly converted by Saint Nino from Judaism to Christianity.
SIMON (1)სიმონmEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
Georgian variant of SIMON (1).
Georgian form of SOPHIA.
Diminutive of IOSEB.
Georgian form of Stephanos (see STEPHEN).
TAMARთამარfHebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
Georgian variant of TAMAR.
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
Georgian form of TAHMASP.
TATIANAტატიანაfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
Georgian form of THEODORE.
Georgian form of TAHMURAS. This was the name of several kings who ruled over kingdoms located in what is now modern Georgia.
Variant of TEIMURAZ.
TEKLAთეკლაfGeorgian, Hungarian
Georgian and Hungarian form of THEKLA.
Short form of TEIMURAZ.
Georgian form of TIMUR.
Georgian form of TIMUR.
Derived from Turkic tengiz meaning "sea, ocean".
TERENTIტერენტიmGeorgian, Russian
Georgian form of Terentius (see TERENCE). It is also a Russian variant transcription of TERENTIY.
TINATINთინათინfGeorgian, Literature
Possibly related to Georgian სინათლე (sinatle) "light". The name was devised by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic poem 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin', in which Tinatin is the ruler of Arabia and the lover of Avtandil.
Variant of TINATIN.
Georgian form of Greek Τορνικιος (Tornikios) or Τορνικης (Tornikes), the name of a prominent Byzantine family that was of Armenian or Georgian descent. The family name may be derived from Armenian թոռնիկ (tornik), a diminutive of թոռն (torn) meaning "grandchild". Usage as a given name probably began in honour of the family, a notable member of which was a saint.
Probably derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
Derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) "sky, heaven".
Derived from Old Persian varka-tanu meaning "wolf-bodied". This name was borne by several kings of Georgia.
VALERIვალერიmBulgarian, Georgian, Russian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of VALERIUS, as well as a variant transcription of the Russian name VALERIY.
VALERIANვალერიანmRussian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
Diminutive of IVANE.
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.
VASILვასილmBulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian and Albanian form of BASIL (1).
VASO (1)ვასოmGeorgian, Serbian
Derived from Georgian ვაჟი (vazhi) meaning "son".
Derived from Old Georgian ვეფხი (vepkhi) meaning "tiger".
VERA (1)ვერაfRussian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Georgian
Means "faith" in Russian, though it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus "true". It has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
Georgian diminutive of VERA (1).
Georgian form of VLADIMIR.
Georgian form of ZAL.
ZAKARIAზაქარიაmGeorgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZECHARIAH. This is also a variant transcription of Arabic ZAKARIYYA.
ZAURზაურmAzerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
Georgian form of SOHRAB.
Derived from Georgian ზვიადი (zviadi) meaning "proud, arrogant".
Variant of ZVIAD.