Latvian Names

Latvian names are used in the country of Latvia in northern Europe.
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AGNESE f Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNIJA f Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AINA (4) f Latvian
Feminine form of AINĀRS.
AINĀRS m Latvian
From Latvian aina meaning "scene, sight".
ALEKSANDRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
ALĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of ALINA.
ALISE (1) f Latvian
Latvian form of ALICE.
ALVIS m Norse Mythology, Latvian
From the Old Norse Alvíss meaning "all wise". In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
ANASTASIJA f Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANATOLIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANDREJS m Latvian
Latvian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIS m Latvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of ANDREW.
ANITA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANNA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANTOŅINA f Latvian
Latvian form of ANTONINA.
ANŽELIKA f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of ANGELICA.
ARNOLDS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARNOLD.
ARTJOMS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTŪRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARTHUR.
ARVĪDS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARVID.
AUGUSTS m Latvian
Latvian form of AUGUSTUS.
BEĀTE f Latvian
Latvian form of BEATA.
BEATRISE f Latvian
Latvian form of BEATRIX.
BENDIKS m Latvian
Latvian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BRIGITA f Slovene, Croatian, Latvian, Czech, Slovak
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
DAGNIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of DAGNY.
DAINA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "song" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
DANIELS m Latvian
Latvian form of DANIEL.
DĀRTA f Latvian
Latvian form of DOROTHEA.
DĀVIDS m Latvian
Latvian form of DAVID.
DĀVIS m Latvian
Contracted form of DĀVIDS.
DIĀNA f Latvian
Latvian form of DIANA.
DINA (1) f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Latvian, English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DITA f Czech, German, Latvian
Short form of names containing dit, such as JUDITA, and German names beginning with Diet, such as DIETLINDE.
EDGARS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDGAR.
EDIJS m Latvian
Diminutive of EDGARS, EDUARDS or EDMUNDS.
EDĪTE f Latvian
Latvian form of EDITH.
EDMUNDS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDMUND.
EDUARDS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDWARD.
EDVARDS m Latvian
Latvian variant form of EDWARD.
EDVĪNS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDWIN.
EINĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of EINAR.
EIŽENS m Latvian
Latvian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
ELĒNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELITA f Latvian
Meaning unknown.
ELĪZA f Latvian
Short form of ELIZABETE.
ELIZABETE f Latvian
Latvian form of ELIZABETH.
ELMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ELMAR.
ELVĪRA f Latvian
Latvian form of ELVIRA.
EMĪLIJA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMĪLS m Latvian
Latvian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ĒRIKA f Latvian
Latvian form of ERIKA.
ĒRIKS m Latvian
Latvian form of ERIC.
ERVĪNS m Latvian
Latvian form of ERWIN.
ĒVALDS m Latvian
Latvian form of EWALD.
EVELĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of EVELINA.
EVITA f Spanish, Latvian
Diminutive of EVA.
FILIPS m Latvian
Latvian form of PHILIP.
FRICIS m Latvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRĪDRIHS m Latvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
GABRIELS m Latvian
Latvian form of GABRIEL.
GENĀDIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
GEORGIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
ĢIRTS m Latvian
Latvian form of GERARD.
GRIGORIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GREGORY.
GUNĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of GUNNAR.
GUSTAVS m Latvian
Latvian form of GUSTAV.
HELĒNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
IEVA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian form of EVE. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian word for a type of cherry tree (species Prunus padus).
ILMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ILMARINEN.
ILONA f Hungarian, German, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Hungarian form of HELEN. In Finland it is associated with the word ilona, a derivative of ilo "joy".
INA f German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, Limburgish, Slovene, Latvian
Short form of names ending with ina.
INĀRA f Latvian
Meaning unknown, possibly an elaboration of INA.
INESE f Latvian
Latvian form of INÉS.
INGRĪDA f Latvian
Latvian form of INGRID.
INGŪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of INGUNN.
IRĒNA f Latvian
Latvian form of IRENE.
IRĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of IRENE.
IVETA f Czech, Slovak, Latvian
Czech, Slovak and Latvian form of YVETTE.
JĀNIS m Latvian
Latvian form of JOHN.
JĀZEPS m Latvian
Latvian form of JOSEPH.
JĒKABS m Latvian
Latvian form of JACOB.
JEĻENA f Latvian
Latvian form of YELENA.
JEVGĒŅIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGEŅIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIYA.
JEVGĒŅIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JEVGEŅIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of YEVGENIY.
JOLANTA f Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian
Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian form of YOLANDA.
JULIĀNA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of JULIAN.
JŪLIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of JULIA.
JURĢIS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JURIS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
JUSTĪNE f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
KARĪNA f Latvian
Latvian variant of KARINA.
KĀRLIS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHARLES.
KASPARS m Latvian
Latvian form of JASPER.
KATRĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of KATHERINE.
KIRILS m Latvian
Latvian form of CYRIL.
KLĀRA f Latvian
Latvian form of CLARA.
KLAUDIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLĀVS m Latvian
Short form of NIKLĀVS.
KONSTANTĪNS m Latvian
Latvian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KRIŠJĀNIS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRIŠS m Latvian
Diminutive of KRIŠJĀNIS.
KRISTAPS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTIĀNA f Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIĀNS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNE f Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINE.
KSENIJA f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Latvian
Form of XENIA in several languages.
LAIMA f Lithuanian, Latvian, Baltic Mythology
From Latvian laime and Lithuanian laima, which mean "luck, fate". This was the name of the Latvian and Lithuanian goddess of fate, luck, pregnancy and childbirth. She was the sister of the goddesses Dēkla and Kārta, who were also associated with fate.
LARISA f Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.
LĀSMA f Latvian
From Latvian lāsmot meaning "to sparkle".
LAUMA f Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Latvian mythology this is the name of a forest spirit sometimes associated with childbirth and weaving.
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LEONĪDS m Latvian
Latvian form of LEONIDAS.
LIĀNA f Latvian
Short form of JULIĀNA.
LĪGA f Latvian
From the Latvian holiday Līgo, celebrated at the summer solstice.
LILIJA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian cognate of LILY.
LILITA f Latvian
Latvian form of LILITH.
LĪNA f Latvian
Short form of names ending with lina.
LINDA f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element lind meaning "flexible, soft, mild". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LĪVA f Latvian
Possibly a Latvian form of LIV (1).
LŪCIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of LUCIA.
LUDIS m Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDMILA f Czech, Latvian, Russian
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.... [more]
LUDVIGS m Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
MADARA f Latvian
From the Latvian name for a type of flowering plant, known as cleavers or bedstraw in English.
MĀRA f Latvian, Baltic Mythology
This was the name of a Latvian mother goddess. Her name is possibly derived from MARIA, identifying her with the Virgin Mary. In modern times this name is used as a variant of MARIJA.
MĀRCIS m Latvian
Originally a short form of MĀRTIŅŠ, now used independently.
MARGARITA f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIJA f Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of MARIA in several languages.
MĀRIS m Latvian
Latvian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MĀRĪTE f Latvian
Diminutive of MĀRA.
MARKUSS m Latvian
Latvian form of MARK.
MĀRTIŅŠ m Latvian
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINS m Latvian
Latvian variant of MĀRTIŅŠ.
MATĪSS m Latvian
Latvian form of MATTHEW.
MELANIJA f Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of MELANIE used in various languages.
MIERVALDIS m Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
MIHAILS m Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIĶELIS m Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MONTA f Latvian
Modern Latvian name, possibly from Latin mons "mountain".
NADEŽDA f Slovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NATĀLIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NIKLĀVS m Latvian
Latvian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJS m Latvian
Latvian form of NICHOLAS.
ŅINA f Latvian
Latvian form of NINA (1).
NORA (1) f Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
OĻEGS m Latvian
Latvian form of OLEG.
OLGA f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OSKARS m Latvian
Latvian form of OSCAR.
PAULA f German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULS m Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PĀVELS m Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PĀVILS m Latvian (Archaic)
Latvian form of PAUL.
PĒTERIS m Latvian
Latvian form of PETER.
RAIMONDS m Latvian
Latvian form of RAYMOND.
RASA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "dew" in Lithuanian and Latvian.
REGĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of REGINA.
RENĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of REINHARD.
RENĀTE f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of RENATUS.
RIČARDS m Latvian
Latvian form of RICHARD.
RIHARDS m Latvian
Latvian form of RICHARD.
RĪTA f Latvian
Possibly derived from Latvian rīts meaning "morning". Alternatively is could be a Latvian form of RITA.
ROBERTS m Latvian
Latvian form of ROBERT.
ROMĀNS m Latvian
Latvian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROZĀLIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of ROSALIA.
RUDĪTE f Latvian
From Latvian ruds meaning "red, red-haired".
RŪDOLFS m Latvian
Latvian form of RUDOLF.
RŪTA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "rue" in Lithuanian, the rue plant being a bitter medicinal herb that is a national symbol of Lithuania. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian form of RUTH (1).
SABĪNE f Latvian
Latvian form of SABINA.
SANDA (1) f Romanian, Croatian, Latvian
Romanian, Croatian and Latvian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDRA f Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is the American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANTA (2) f Latvian
Either from Latin sanctus meaning "holy, saint" or a short form of ALEKSANDRA.
SARMĪTE f Latvian
From Latvian sarma meaning "frost".
SIGNE f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Latvian
Modern Scandinavian form of SIGNÝ.
SILVIJA f Latvian, Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Form of SILVIA in several languages.
SKAIDRĪTE f Latvian
Derived from Latvian skaidrs meaning "clear, bright".
SOFIJA f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of SOPHIA in several languages.
SOLVEIGA f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of SOLVEIG.
STAŅISLAVS m Latvian
Latvian form of STANISLAV.
STEFANS m Latvian
Latvian form of STEPHEN.
TAMĀRA f Latvian
Latvian form of TAMARA.
TEODORS m Latvian
Latvian form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TOMASS m Latvian
Latvian form of THOMAS.
TOMS m Latvian
Latvian form of THOMAS.
VALDA f Latvian
Feminine form of VALDIS.
VALDIS m Latvian
Short form of VOLDEMĀRS and other Latvian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALENTĪNA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINA f Italian, Russian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish, Greek, Latvian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VALĒRIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of VALERIA.
VALĒRIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of VALERIUS.
VIKTORS m Latvian
Latvian form of VICTOR.
VILHELMS m Latvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VILIS m Latvian
Latvian form of WILLIAM.
VISVALDIS m Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis "all" and vald "rule". It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD.
VITĀLIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of Vitalis (see VITALE).
VLADIMIRS m Latvian
Latvian form of VLADIMIR.
VOLDEMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian cognate of WALDEMAR.
ZANE (2) f Latvian
Latvian form of SUSANNA.
ŽANNA f Latvian
Latvian form of JEANNE.
ZIGMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of SIEGMAR.
ZOJA f Latvian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Form of ZOE in several languages.
ZUZANNA f Polish, Latvian (Rare)
Polish and Latvian form of SUSANNA.