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This is a list of submitted names in which the description contains the keywords composer or musician or singer.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACEL f Filipino
The name of the Philippine singer Acel Bisa-Van Ommen. It was probably created from her full given name Maria Cecilia.
ADEBISI f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given birth to more" in Yoruba. This is the name of the (Nigerian) mother of British musician Seal Samuel.
ADELELMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Adelhelm via ADELELMUS.... [more]
AEONE f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of IONE, borne by British singer-songwriter Aeone Victoria Watson (1959-).
ÁI PHƯƠNG f Vietnamese (Rare)
Combination of ÁI and PHƯƠNG.... [more]
AKIE f Japanese
From the Japanese kanji 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" combined with 絵 (e) meaning "picture". It can also derive from 昭 (aki) meaning "shining" and 恵 (e) meaning "blessing; clever".... [more]
AKIFUMI m Japanese
From Japanese 晃 (aki) meaning "clear" combined with 文 (fumi) meaning "sentence". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
AKINORI m Japanese
From Japanese 輝 (aki) meaning "brightness, luster, brilliance" combined with 則 (nori) meaning "law". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
AKON m African American, Dogon
One of the given names of the musician known as Akon.
ALBÉRIC m French
French form of ALBERIC. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).
ALCIONE f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of ALCYONE. This name is borne by Brazilian samba singer Alcione Dias Nazareth.
ALIAUNE m Western African (Rare)
The first of the given names of the musician known as Akon (1973-).
ALKA f Croatian
Derived from the Greek element αλκη (alke) meaning "strength, force". A famous bearer is Croatian singer Alka Vuica (1961-).
ALKA f Indian, Malayalam
This is a Indian and Malayalam feminine name meaning "long hair". Bearers of this name is Alka Lamba (1975-) who is an Indian politician of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Alka Ajith who is a Indian Malayalam playback singer and is best known for winning season 2 of Airtel Super Singer Junior, a Tamil language music competition reality TV show broadcast on Vijay TV.
ALPHARITA f Caribbean
This name is best known for being the name of the Cuban-Jamaican singer Rita Marley (b. 1946), who was born as Alpharita Constantia Anderson. She is the widow of the Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley (1945-1981)... [more]
ALTAMIRO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Literature
This name is either a variant form of ALDEMARO or derived from the Spanish locational surname Altamira, which takes its name from a place called Altamiros or Altamira... [more]
AMANTINE f French (Rare)
Possibly from Latin AMANTIUS, meaning “lovable.” This was the name of a French novelist, Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who wrote under the pseudonym George Sand... [more]
AMAZILIA f Italian (Rare), Theatre
Possibly derived from name Amazili, (first?) used in the novel of Jean-François Marmontel "Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'Empire du Pérou" (1777), where it belongs to a Peruvian maiden. Most likely this name was artificially created to imitate exotic language and has no meaning... [more]
AMBROS m German (Rare), Cornish, Luxembourgish (Archaic)
German and Cornish form of AMBROSE. A known bearer of this name was the Austrian composer Ambros Rieder (1771-1855).
AMIRBAI f Indian
An Indian name. A famous bearer of this name is Amirbai Karnataki (1906 - 3 March 1965) was a famous actress/singer and playback singer of the early Hindi cinema and was famous as Kannada Kokila.
AMMY m Indian
In the case of Punjabi singer and film actor Ammy Virk it is a short form of Amninderpal.
AMZI m Biblical
Probably Hebrew, and may mean "my strength". 'In the Bible it occurs only once, in a genealogy... It appears regularly at Princeton in the period 1810-60, but not at Harvard. Apparently Amzi represents a development in the Middle Colonies, one which did not reach New England... [more]
ANAHÍ f Guarani, Tupi, Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning uncertain. In Tupi-Guarani legend this is the name of a princess killed by Spanish conquistadors, who was turned into a flower--usually identified with the flower of the Ceibo tree (Erythrina crista-galli)... [more]
ANGALEENA f English (American)
A variant of ANGELINA. A famous bearer is Angaleena Presley, a famous country singer and member of the Pistol Annies.
ANICÉE f French
In France, from 1946 to 2006, 168 baby girls were named Anicée. Anicée Alvina (1953-2006) was a French singer and actress.
ANKITHA f Indian
Means "Auspicious marks". A bearer of this name is Ankitha Lakshmi who is an Indian playback singer.
ANNERLEY f & m English (Australian), English (British)
Combination of ANNER (see first user-submitted name) and Ley. Ann Lee (born Annerley Emma Gordon; 1967) is a British, Italy-based Eurodance singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s... [more]
ANRI f & m Japanese (Modern)
As a unisex name, this name can be used as 杏里, 杏理, 安吏, 安莉 with 杏 (an, kyou, kou, anzu) meaning "apricot," 安 (an, yasu, yasu.i, yasu.maru, yasu.raka) meaning "cheap, low, peaceful, rested," 里 (ri, sato) meaning "parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village," 理 (ri, kotowari) meaning "justice, logic, reason, truth," 吏 (ri) meaning "an official, officer" and 莉 (rai, ri, rei), part of 茉莉 (matsuri) meaning "jasmine."... [more]
ANULEK f Thai (Rare)
A famous bearer would be famous thai pop singer whose real name is Benjawan Pohkasap.
AOMMY f Thai (Rare)
A famous bearer would be famous thai pop singer, Aommy, whose real name is Plernsin Ketkaew.
APPLONIA f English
From the greek APOLLOS. Hasn't been used since the 19th century. Could be inspiration for singer APOLLONIA.
ARACY f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Variant of ARACI. A known bearer of this name was Aracy de Almeida (1914-1988), a Brazilian singer.
This given name is a more elaborate form of ARENDA, which is the feminine form of AREND. Also compare the late medieval given name ARENTIJN.... [more]
ARIBERT m French, Ancient Germanic, German
Probably a french form of the germanic name HERIBERT.... [more]
ARIODANTE m Popular Culture, Italian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of Italian aria meaning "air, melody, tune" (which ultimately comes from Latin aer "air") with the name DANTE. This is the name of the main character in George Frideric Handel's opera seria Ariodante (1735), which was based on the epic poem Orlando furioso (1516) written by Ludovico Ariosto.... [more]
ARION m Ancient Greek, Greek, Greek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology, Arion is the name of a divine immortal talking horse, who is the son of the gods Poseidon and Demeter. In real life, this name was borne by a Greek singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos, skilled at the cithara and inventor of the dithyramb... [more]
ARLINDO m Portuguese, Galician (Rare)
Possibly either the Portuguese and Galician form of the Old Norse name Erlendr (see ERLAND) or the Portuguese masculine form of a feminine Germanic name, such as HERLINDE (which has also been found spelled as Harlinde) and ERMINLINDA.... [more]
ARMARTIE m English (African)
A famous bearer of this name is Wayne Armartie Laryea (1952-) a British-born musician and actor with Ghanian ancestry.
ARMULYN m Literature
Armulyn is a character in Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga, a bard and freedom fighter. His name and character were inspired by popular singer RICH Mullins' first initial and last name (R... [more]
ARSHI f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit ऋषि (ṛ́ṣi) denoting a singer of sacred hymns, a poet, or a sage.
ARSLANBEK m Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Turkmen (Rare), Uzbek (Rare)
Derived from the Turkic noun arslan meaning "lion" (see ASLAN) combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".... [more]
ARU m & f Japanese (Rare)
This name can be used as 在, 亜瑠, 亜琉, 亜留, 明瑠, 明琉, 明留, 有瑠, 有琉, 有留 with 在 (zai, meaning "exist, located in, outskirts, suburbs," 亜 (a, meaning "-ous, Asia, come after, rank next," 明 (myou, min, mei, a.kasu, aka.ramu, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.ku, a.kuru,, a.keru) meaning "bright, light," 有 (u, yuu, meaning "approx, exist, happen, have, occur, possess," 瑠 (ryuu, ru) meaning "lapis lazuli," 琉 (ryuu, ru) meaning "gem, lapis lazuli, precious stone" and 留 (ryuu, ru, todo.maru, todo.meru, to.maru, to.meru, ruuburu) meaning "detail, fasten, halt, stop."... [more]
ASMAHAN f Persian (Modern), Arabic (Rare)
Means "seeker of excellence" in Persian, possibly as an elaboration of ASMA. It is the stage name of Amal Atrash, an Iranian singer.
ASTLEY m & f English (Modern, Rare)
Derived from an English surname and place name meaning "eastern woodland clearing" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname is British singer, songwriter, and radio personality Rick Astley (1966-pres.).
ASTORE m Italian (Rare)
Derived from the Italian noun astore meaning "goshawk", which effectively makes this name an Italian cognate of ASTOR.... [more]
ATHENAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ATHENAIOS. Bearers of this name include a Greek composer from the 2nd century BC and a Greek rhetorician and grammarian from the 3rd century AD.
ATSAMAZ m Caucasian Mythology, Ossetian
Meaning uncertain, most likely of Alanian origin. In Caucasian mythology Atsamaz is a musician who plays a magical golden pipe. He is also a hero in the Nart sagas.
AYAHI f Japanese
From Japanese 彩 (aya) meaning "colour" combined with 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day". Other kanji combinations are also possible. A famous bearer is Ayahi Takagaki, Japanese voice actress and singer.
AYSHEA f English (British)
Possibly a variant of AISHA.... [more]
AZALIA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
In English-speaking countries, this name is usually a variant spelling of AZALIAH and AZALEA, but there are also cases where it is a variant spelling of AZELIA.... [more]
AZUMI f Japanese
From Japanese 杏 (anzu, azu, a, an) meaning "apricot" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beauty". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name. Notable bearers of this name include Japanese singer Azumi Inoue (井上 杏美), Japanese voice-actress Azumi Saki (和氣 あず未), and Japanese actress and murder victim Azumi Mutō (武藤 亜澄).
BECHET f English
Transferred from the surname BECHET.... [more]
BECK f & m English (Rare)
Diminutive of REBECCA or BECKETT.... [more]
BELKIS f Turkish
Turkish form of BILQIS.... [more]
BELKIZ f Turkish
Variant of Belkıs. Belkız Özener (1940-) is a Turkish singer.
BERA m Georgian (Rare)
Derived from the Georgian noun ბერი (beri), which literally means "monk" but can also (figuratively) mean "old man" in at least some cases. Also compare the noun ბერიკაცი (berikatsi) meaning "old man" and the verb დაბერება (dabereba) meaning "to age, to grow old".... [more]
BETZAIDA f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant spelling of BETSAIDA. This name is the most popular out of the two.... [more]
BEYONCÉ f Popular Culture, English (Rare)
Variant of the surname BEYINCÉ.... [more]
Combination of BIANCA and MARIA. A notable bearer of this name is Biancamaria Furgeri, an Italian musician, and Biancamaria Frabotta, an Italian writer.
BIBBE f English (American, Rare)
The given name of the artist, musician, and actress Bibbe Hansen (*1952).
BILINDA f English (British, Rare)
Probably rarely used alternate spelling of BELINDA. Mostly known because of Bilinda Butcher, who is guitarist/singer of My Bloody Valentine.
BING m English (Rare)
Either from a surname, the origin of which is uncertain (possibly Old English bing "(a) hollow"), or from a nickname, as was the case for American singer and actor Bing Crosby (1903-1977), who was originally called Bingo.
BLETA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian bletë "bee". A famous bearer is Bleta "Bebe" Rexha (1989-), an Albanian-American singer.
BO-A f Korean
From Sino-Korean 珤 "treasure, jewel; precious, rare" and 雅 "elegant, graceful, refined". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Kwon BoA (1986-).
BOBBEJAAN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
One might think that this name is a blend of the name BOB with JAAN, but that is not the case. In Belgium and the Netherlands, the use of this rare first name originated with the Flemish singer and musician Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925-2010)... [more]
BOCEPHUS m English, Popular Culture
Likely a corruption of the Ancient Greek name BUCEPHALUS. ... [more]
BOM f & m Korean (Modern)
From native Koream 봄 (bom) meaning "spring(time)."... [more]
BONGI f South African
This is the name of Bongi Makeba who was a South African singer/songwriter. She was the only child of singer Miriam Makeba with her first husband, James Kubay.
BONO m Popular Culture
Derives from 'Bono Vox', an altered form of bonavox, which is Latin for "good voice". On its own, it could be seen as a variant of BONUS.... [more]
BOOTS m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname BOOTS or a nickname whose meaning is particular to the bearer. Notable namesake, saxophonist HOMER LOUIS "Boots" RANDOLPH (1927-2007), is famed for the BENNY HILL theme song 'Yakety Sax' as well as featuring in recordings by ELVIS PRESLEY and ROY ORBISON among other well known singers.
BORAM f & m Korean
From native Korean 보람 (boram) meaning "fruitful, useful, worthwhile."... [more]
BOWCHOMPOO f Thai (Rare)
A famous bearer would be famous thai pop singer, Bowchompoo, whose real name is Wanthip Srithongthuam.
BOWIE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally Scottish and Irish surname, derived from a nickname from the Gaelic buidhe "yellow, fair-haired". Possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of BUADHACH".... [more]
BOZ m English, American
A nickname whose meaning is particular to the bearer. For example, Boz was used as a pen name by CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) in the 1830s when publishing short pieces in newspapers... [more]
BRAISON m English (American)
Borne by Braison Cyrus, the son of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, as a portmanteau of B. Ray's Son with B for BILLY, rai for RAY, and -son to indicate "son of" to mean, "The son of Billy Ray."
BRENDALEE f English (Rare)
Combination of BRENDA and LEE, popularised by singer Brenda Lee (1944-).
BRONX m English
From the surname Bronck, meaning "branch". More notably the name of a borough of New York, it began gaining popularity as a given name after singers Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson used it for their son in 2008.
BURL m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname BURL. Notable namesake is actor and singer Burl Ives.
BUTTERFLY f English (Modern)
Used to invoke the brilliantly-colored winged insect, which is widely seen as a symbol of metamorphosis, renewal, and rebirth, as well as one of youth and beauty. This is the birth name of a noted Australian folk singer, Butterfly Boucher, among others.
BUZZ m English, Popular Culture
A diminutive of unknown origin, likely given for any number of reasons. ... [more]
CAB m African American (Rare)
Short form of CABELL. A notable bearer is jazz musician and band leader Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (1907-1994).
CABELL m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname CABELL. A notable bearer is jazz musician and bandleader Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (1907-1994).
CAISEAL m Irish (Gallicized, Rare)
An Irish Gaelic idiom for "great stone fort”. A notable bearer of the name is Australian sci-fi and fantasy novelist, artist and musician, Caiseal Mór.
CANDITA f English
Variant of CANDACE and CANDIDA.... [more]
CARALEE f English
Variant of CAROLEE. ... [more]
CARLIN f & m English (Rare)
Either an elaboration of CARL with the suffix -in, a transferred use of the surname CARLIN or a variant of CARLINE.... [more]
CATHAYSA f Spanish (Canarian)
Allegedly means "beautiful (big) daisy" in the Guanche language. Recorded as the name of a 7-year-old Guanche girl who was sold as a slave in Valencia in 1494. Cathaysa is also the title of a song recorded by singer Pedro Guerra in the 1980s.
CÄTHE f German (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Spelling variant of KÄTHE.... [more]
CATTARINA f Italian (Archaic)
Variant of CATARINA notably borne by Maria Cattarina Calegari, a 17th-century Italian composer.
CEDELLA f Caribbean, Jamaican Patois
This name is best known for being the name of Cedella Booker (1926-2008), the mother of the Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley (1945-1981). Her full name at birth was Sidilla Editha Malcolm. Given how similar the name Sidilla is to her later name Cedella, it is possible that Cedella is a variant spelling or form of Sidilla... [more]
CÉLIEN m French
French form of CAELIANUS. Known bearers of this name are the Swiss singer Célien Schneider (b. 1986) and the late French general Charles-Célien Fracque (1875-1941).
CÉLIMÈNE f Literature, Theatre, French (Rare)
This name was invented by Molière for his play "The Misanthrope" (17th century). Given that many characters in his play bear names that are obviously of Greek origin (or inspired by the Greek language), the name Célimène must then at least be partly Greek as well... [more]
CENOBIO m Spanish
Spanish version of Zenobios. Feminine form: Cenobia.... [more]
ČESLOVAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CZESŁAW. A known bearer of this name was the Lithuanian composer Česlovas Sasnauskas (1867-1916).
CHAE-RIN f Korean
From Sino-Korean 彩 (chae) meaning "hue, colour" and 麟 (rin) meaning "female of Chinese unicorn", as well as other hanja combinations. A famous bearer is South Korean singer CL, born Lee Chae-rin (1991-).
CHAMI f Japanese
From Japanese 茶 (cha) meaning "tea" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" or 実 (mi) meaning "seed; fruit; nut". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... [more]
CHANG-MIN m Korean
From Sino-Korean 昶 "a long day; bright; extended; clear" or 昌 "light of sun; good, proper" (chang), and 暋 "strong, robust, tough" or 珉 "stone resembling jade" (min). A famous bearer is South Korean singer Shim Chang-min (1988-).
CHANGYUN m Korean (Modern)
Means "creative ability". Changyun is also a popular singer in South Korea under groups SHU-I and ZEUS.
CHANTRY m & f English
From an English surname, meaning "singer in a chantry chapel" or "one who lives by a chantry chapel", derived from Old French chanterie, which derives from French chanter "to sing". This name was used for the main character in the movie What if?, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, released in 2013.
CHAN-YEOL m Korean
From Sino-Korean 燦 (chan) "vivid, illuminating; bright" and 烈 (yeol) "fiery, violent, vehement, ardent". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Park Chan-yeol (1992-).
CHARCILIA f English (American, Rare)
Combination of any name starting with Char- (such as CHARLOTTE and CHARMAINE) with a name ending in -cilia (such as CECILIA and LUCILIA).... [more]
CHERRELLE f English (Modern)
Variant of CHERYL made popular by American R&B singer Cheryl Anne Norton (1958-), who used Cherrelle as her stage name. Alternatively, it can be a combination of CHER and the suffix -elle.
CHERWIN m English, Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese)
This name is either a half-invented first name (or a combination of two existing names), with the second element being derived from Old High German wini "friend" - or derived from the surname Cherwin, which is of uncertain meaning... [more]
CHEVELLE f & m Popular Culture (Rare)
Invented by American car manufacturer Chevrolet in 1964 for a new mid-sized automobile. Chevelle is a combination of Chev-, the first part of the company name, and the suffix -ELLE... [more]
CHIANNA f Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
Variant form of CHIANA. A bearer of this name is Chianna Bono (b. 1991), one of the daughters of the Italian-American singer Sonny Bono (1935-1998).
CHIQUINHA f Portuguese
Diminutive of FRANCISCA. This name was borne by Brazilian composer Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935), whose given name was Francisca.
CHOCOLAT f Popular Culture
'Chocolat' means "chocolate" in French.... [more]
CHORONG f & m Korean (Modern)
From either the adverb 초롱초롱 (chorong chorong) "brightly, sparklingly" or 초籠 (chorong), referring to a silk-covered lantern.... [more]
CHRISMANSYAH m Indonesian (Rare)
In the case of Indonesian singer Chrismansyah "Chrisye" Rahadi (1949-2007), who was born as CHRISTIAN Rahadi, it is composed of the first part of his birth name, Chris- combined with the Indonesian suffix -syah derived from the Persian title شاه (šâh)... [more]
CLAUDIN m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of CLAUDE. A famous bearer of this name was Claudin de Sermisy (c. 1490-1562), a French composer of the Renaissance.
CLEAVE m English
From an English origin meaning "cliff". Diminutive of CLEAVON or a variant of CLEVE. As an independent name can be transferred use of the surname CLEAVE... [more]
CLÉOMA f French (Cajun, Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Cléoma Breaux Falcon (1906-1941) was a Cajun musician from Louisiana.
CLEOTHA m & f African American (Rare)
This was borne by American singer Cleotha "Cleedy" Staples (1934-2013), a member of the Staple Singers musical group.
CLYTIE f English, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Literature
Latinized form of KLYTIË. It was used by British author Joseph Hatton for the heroine of his novel 'Clytie' (1874), and borne by Australian opera singer Clytie Hine (1887–1983); it was also the birth name of Australian ceramic artist Klytie Pate (1912-2010)... [more]
COCK m & f Dutch (Rare)
Short form of both CORNELIS and CORNELIUS (for men) and CORNELIA (for women)... [more]
COFFEY m African American (Rare)
Possibly a form of CUFF. This is borne by American country and western singer-songwriter Coffey ANDERSON (1978-).
CONNEE f English
Variant of CONNIE. A famous bearer was singer Connee Boswell.
CORB m English (Rare)
Diminutive of CORBIN or CORBETT. Noted bearer is Canadian musician Corb LUND.
CRESLIN m English, Literature
Creslin is a main character in the second book in the 'Magic of Recluse series. he possesed the power to call immense controlled storms and change the worldwide climate with Order magic, despite it's usual inability to cause harm... [more]
DAINIUS m Lithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian noun dainius meaning "poet" as well as "bard, singer", which is ultimately derived from the Lithuanian noun daina meaning "song" (see DAINA).
DALITA f Hebrew, Armenian
Probably a variant form of DALIT. Also compare DALIDA, which is a similar but unrelated name.... [more]
ĐANI m Croatian
Croatian form of GIANNI.... [more]
Danniebelle Hall, an American gospel singer, is a famous bearer of this name.
DANNII f English (Australian)
Variant of DANNI. A notable bearer is Australian singer Dannii Minogue (1971-).
D'ARCY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of DARCY.... [more]
DARON m English
Variant of DARREN. A known bearer of this name was the American country singer Daron Norwood (1965-2015).
DATO m Georgian
Short form of DAVIT. A notable bearer of this name is the Georgian pop singer Davit "Dato" Khujadze (b. 1975).
DAVENIE f English
Davenie is the birth name of Joey Heatherton (born September 14, 1944), an American actress, dancer, and singer.
DAYANARA f Spanish (Latin American), English
Possibly an elaborated form of DAYANA or a variant of DEIANIRA... [more]
DEFORD m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname DEFORD. Notable namesake is Tennessee blues musician DeFord Bailey (1899-1982).
DIDRIK m Danish (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch (Rare)
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of DIETRICH as well as a rare Dutch shortened form of DIEDERIK.... [more]
DIMASH m Kazakh
Diminutive of DINMUKHAMED. A famous bearer is Dinmukhmamed "Dimash" Kudaibergen (1994-), a Kazakh singer.
DINAND m Dutch
Short form of FERDINAND. A well-known Dutch bearer of this name is Dinand Woesthoff, the lead singer of the band Kane.
DIOTIMA f Ancient Greek, German, Literature
Feminine form of DIOTIMOS. Greek seer and philosopher Diotima of Mantinea was Socrates' teacher in Plato's 'Symposium'. The name also belonged to characters in Robert Musil's 'The Man without Qualities' and Hölderlin's novel 'Hyperion', the latter of which inspired a score by Italian composer Luigi Nono: 'Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima' (1980).
DJARRTJUNTJUN m Indigenous Australian, Gumatj
Meaning "roots of the paperbark tree that still burn and throw off heat after a fire has died down". Famous bearer is Mandawuy Djarrtjuntjun Yunupingu, an Aboriginal Australian musician and educator.
DONITA f Spanish, English (American)
Spanish diminutive of DONATA. As an English name, Donita may perhaps have been derived from Spanish doñita meaning "little lady", which is comparable to how DONNA was derived from Italian donna meaning "lady".... [more]
DONIZETTI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the surname of an Italian composer, which means "descended from Donizo" in Italian, Donizo being an Italian Christian monk.... [more]
DOORI m Japanese (Rare)
This name is used as 通 (tsu, tsuu, kayo.u, too.shi,, too.ri, -too.ri,, -doo.shi, -doo.ri) meaning "avenue, commute, pass through, traffic."... [more]
DORALICE f Literature, Theatre, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Name used by the poets Boiardo and Ariosto in their Orlando poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to a Saracen princess. Boiardo perhaps intended it to mean "gift of the dawn" from Greek δῶρον (doron) "gift" and λύκη (lyke) "dawn", or he may have formed it from a contraction of DORA and ALICE... [more]
DORIVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Probably derived from the French surname D'ORIVAL (see ORIVAL).... [more]
DORO f German
Diminutive of DOROTHEA, typically used as a nickname, not as a given name in its own right. It is used as a stage name by the German hard-rock singer DOROTHEE Pesch.
DOTSCHY f Romani
The name of the Jazz singer and Sinti activist Dotschy Reinhardt.
DOURI m Japanese
From Japanese 通 (douri) meaning "pass through" or other kanji pronounced in the same way. ... [more]
DUA f Albanian
Means "I love" and "I want" in Albanian. A famous bearer of the name is Albanian singer Dua Lipa.
DUMÈ m Corsican
Diminutive of DUMENICU. This name is borne by French singer, composer and actor Dumè (Dominique Mattei).
DURVAL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant or shortened form of DURIVAL (compare DORVAL). Compared to Durival, this name is more commonly used.... [more]
EDIP m Turkish
Edip is a Turkish given name. People named Edip include: ... [more]
EDSILIA f Dutch (Rare)
This name is best known for being the name of the Dutch singer Edsilia Rombley (b. 1978), who is of Dutch Antillean descent. In her case, the name is probably a combination of a name starting with Ed- (such as EDWINA) with a variant spelling of a name like CECILIA (such as SESILIA).
Finnish, meaning unknown. Possibly a combination of the Finnish names Eino and Juhani, in which case it could be the Finnish version of "Henri-Johannes." Famous bearer is Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016), a prominent 20th-century Finnish composer and protegee of Jean Sibelius.
EIVIN m Norwegian
Variant form of EIVIND. Known bearers of this name include the Norwegian jazz musician Eivin One Pedersen (1956-2012) and Eivin Kilcher from the reality TV series "Alaska: The Last Frontier".
EIVØR f Faroese
Variant of EIÐVØR and EYÐVØR as well as a younger form of EYVǪR... [more]
EJIGAYEHU f Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "I have seen a lot good/better" in Amharic. This was the name of a famous singer Ejigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi.
ELISAPIE f Inuit (Modern)
Inuktitut form of ELIZABETH. ... [more]
ELKIE f English (British, Modern, Rare)
English form of Elke. A famous bearer of this name is singer Elkie Brooks (real name: Elaine Bookbinder).
ELLALINE f English
Combination of the name Ella and the suffix -line... [more]
ELVANA f Albanian
Famous bearer: Albanian singer Elvana Gjata
ELYAR m Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz (Rare), Turkish, Persian
Derived from Old Turkic el meaning "country, state, society" (see ELDAR) combined with the Persian noun یار (yar) meaning "friend, companion" as well as "assistant, helper".... [more]
EMELI f English (Modern), Swedish, Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of EMILY. A notable bearer is Scottish singer Emeli Sandé.
EMILÍANA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of EMILIANA. A well-known bearer of this name is Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini.
EMMARETTA f American (Rare)
Perhaps intended to be a derivative of either Italian amoretto "little love", a diminutive of amore "love" (see AMY), or Amaretto, which refers to an almond-flavored liqueur (the original brand, Amaretto di Saronno, dates to 1851), from the Italian word for "almond" (see also AMARO), with the spelling influenced by the name EMMA... [more]
EMME f English
This name is either a variant spelling of the diminutive EMMY, or a short form of EMMELINE. A known bearer of this name is Emme Maribel Muñiz, the only daughter of American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.
ÈNIA f Catalan
Either a short form of EUGÈNIA or a Catalan form of ENYA, given in reference to the Irish singer Enya (1961-).
ERIKA f Japanese
From Japanese 恵 (e) meaning "favour, benefit", 梨 (ri) meaning "pear" combined with 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... [more]
ERU m Literature, Popular Culture
Means "the one" or "he that is alone" in Quenya. Eru Ilúvatar is the supreme being, God, and creator of all in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. ... [more]
EUMIR m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of a name that starts with Eu- (such as EUGÊNIO and EUSTAQUIO) with a name that either starts with Mir- (such as MIRIÃ and MIRTA) or ends in -mir (such as ADEMIR).... [more]
EUSTÓRGIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eustorgios via EUSTORGIUS. A known bearer of this name was Eustórgio Wanderley (1882-1962), a Brazilian journalist, poet, painter and composer.
EVALDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of EWALD. Bearers of this name include Brazilian singer and composer Evaldo Braga (1948-1973) and Brazilian soccer player Evaldo dos Santos Fabiano (b... [more]
EVANGELIST m English (Archaic), German (Archaic), Literature
English and German equivalent of EVANGELISTA. A known bearer of this name was the Austrian tenor singer Johann Evangelist Haydn (1743-1805), who was the younger brother of the composers Joseph (1732-1809) and Michael Haydn (1737-1806).... [more]
EYDIE f English (Rare)
Means "rich gift" in Old English. This was the name of an American singer named Eydie Gormé (1928-2013), born Edith Gormezano, who performed both solo and with her husband Steve Lawrence (1935-) on albums, television, Broadway, and in Las Vegas.
EYÞÓR m Icelandic
Combination of ey "good fortune" or "island" and þórr "thunder". Famous bearer is Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson (born 29 May 1989), Icelandic singer.
FARIN m German (Modern)
Masculine form of FARINA.... [more]
FARTEIN m Norwegian
Norwegian form of FARÞEGN. A famous bearer is Olav Fartein Valen (25 August 1887 – 14 December 1952), a Norwegian composer.
FASIA f German (Rare)
Not available.... [more]
FENDER m Dutch (Rare), Popular Culture
First seen in the Dutch naming statistics in 1993 (when 16 baby boys were given this name), the name Fender has since enjoyed a stable presence in the naming statistics (with 16 births each year) until a sudden increase in popularity in 2008 (20 births), which it has maintained so far... [more]
FÉRÉOL m French (Rare)
Variant form of FERRÉOL. Known bearers of this given name include the French portrait painter Féréol Bonnemaison (died 1827) and the French composer and violinist Jacques Féréol Mazas (1782-1849).
FILIPPINA f Italian, Sicilian, Banat Swabian
Italian and Sicilian feminine form of FILIPPO and Banatswabian form of PHILIPPINA. This is the real name of Italian-Australian singer Tina Arena.
FILMER m English (Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), American (Rare)
Variant of FILLMORE. A notable namesake is Canadian musician Filmer EDWIN HUBBLE (1904-1969).
Florelle was the stage name of the French singer and actress Odette Rousseau (1898-1974). In her case, it was derived from the surname of her friend Jean Flor (born Jean FLORENT), a singer and actor.
FREDMAN m Swedish (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname FREDMAN. Its modern usage as a first name is probably inspired by Swedish poet, songwriter and composer Carl Michael Bellman's well-known 18th century works Fredman's songs and Fredman's epistles.
FREIDANK m Medieval German, German (Rare)
Formed from the German name elements FREI "free" and DANK "thought".... [more]
FRIEDEL m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), German, Yiddish
Dutch, Flemish and German short form of FRIDOLIN and its feminine forms FRIDOLINA and FRIDOLINE.... [more]
FROMENTAL m French (Archaic)
Derived from the French adjective fromental meaning "of wheat", which ultimately comes from the Latin adjective frumentalis meaning "of corn, of grain".... [more]
FUMITO m Japanese
From Japanese 文 (fumi) "sentence", 郁 (fumi) meaning "cultural progress, perfume", 史 (fumi) meaning "history" or 章 (fumi) meaning "chapter, section" combined with 人 (to) meaning "person", 仁 (to) meaning "humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity", 門 (to) meaning "gate", 斗 (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, 登 (to) meaning "ascend, climb up" or 翔 (to) meaning "soar, fly"... [more]
GAKUTO m Japanese
From Japanese 学 (gaku) meaning "study, learning, science", 岳 (gaku) meaning "point, peak, mountain" or 楽 (gaku) meaning "music, comfort, ease" combined with 乙 (to) meaning "the latter, duplicate, strange, witty", 登 (to) meaning "ascend, climb up", 人 (to) meaning "person", 斗 (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation or 渡 (to) meaning "transit, ford, ferry, cross, import, deliver, diameter, migrate"... [more]
GARON m American (Rare), English
Possibly a contrived modern name made known by association as the middle name of JESSE Garon PRESLEY, stillborn twin brother of famous singer ELVIS AARON PRESLEY... [more]
GAYU f Indian
Origin - Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Sikh, Buddhist, Sindhi, Urdu, Mauritian, Fijian, Malayalam, Assamese, Oriya ... [more]
Meaning unknown. This is the real name of singer Norah Jones.
GIACHES m Medieval French (Italianized), Medieval Italian
Italianized form of Jaches, which is a rare variant form of the medieval French name JACHET (a diminutive of JACQUES)... [more]
GIACHET m Medieval French (Italianized), Medieval Italian
Italianized form of JACQUET, which is a medieval French diminutive of JACQUES. Also compare GIACHES and GIACOMO... [more]
GIN f & m English (Modern)
Short form of VIRGINIA, GINNIFER, GINETTE and other names containing the 'gin' sound... [more]
GIOVANCA f Dutch (Rare)
Probably a combination of GIOVANNA with BIANCA or an other name that ends in -ca, such as FRANCESCA, MONICA and VERONICA.... [more]
GLICERI m Catalan (Archaic)
Catalan form of GLYKERIOS via its latinized form GLYCERIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the Catalan composer Gliceri Nonell i Mas (1841-1921).
m & f Japanese
This name can be used as 豪 (gou, era.i) meaning "overpowering, powerful, superior," 剛 (gou) meaning "strong, sturdy, brave," 強 (kyou, gou, kowa.i, shi.iru, tsuyo.i, tsuyo.maru, tsuyo.meru) meaning "strong," 昂 (kou, gou, a.garu, taka.i, taka.buru) meaning "rise" or 郷 (kyou, gou, sato) meaning "countryside."... [more]
GODERT m Medieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch variant form of GODAERT. This name has never truly gone out of fashion and is still in use to this day. Known Dutch bearers of this name include the diplomat and statesman Godert van der Capellen (1778-1848) and the singer and actor Godert van Colmjon (1943-2009).
GOLSHIFTEH f Persian (Rare)
From Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" combined with شیفته (šifte) "loving, amorous, infatuated".... [more]
Of debated orign and meaning. While some academics consider this name an Italian form of GWENDOLINE, others consider it an Italian corruption of GUNDELINDA... [more]
GUILIELMUS m Dutch (Rare)
Variant of WILHELMUS. A known bearer of this name was the Flemish composer Guilielmus Messaus (1589-1640).
GULLAN f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of GULL, GUNILLA, or GURLI. A nickname bearer is Swedish children's musician Elin GUNHILD "Gullan" Bornemark (1927-).
GURNEY m English (American, Modern, Rare, Archaic), Literature (Rare)
Transferred from the surname Gurney, born by Ivor Bertie Gurney, a British poet and composer who is noted especially for his songs and poems of World War I.... [more]
GUSTAVA f Dutch (Rare), Finnish (Rare), German (Rare), Italian (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of GUSTAAF (Dutch), GUSTAV (German and Scandinavian), GUSTAVAS (Lithuanian) and GUSTAVO (Italian, Spanish and Portuguese).... [more]
GUTHRIE m Scottish, English
Transferred use of the surname GUTHRIE, borne by the jazz musician Guthrie Govan.
GWENNO f Welsh
Diminutive of GWENLLIAN and other names beginning with Gwen, used independently since the 19th century. It coincides with the medieval Welsh name for the planet Venus (literally "little white one" or "little bright one")... [more]
GYU-HYEON m Korean
From Sino-Korean 圭 "jade pointed at top" and 賢 "virtuous, worthy, good". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Cho Kyu-hyun (1988-).
GYU-RI f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 (gyu) meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride," 圭 (gyu) or 珪 (gyu), both meaning "auspicious jewel; hall," and 利 (ri) meaning "benefit, advantage," 理 (ri) meaning "govern, rule; repair; notice, find," 里 (ri) meaning "village," 璃 (ri) meaning "jewel" or 俐 (ri) meaning "smart, intelligent," among other hanja combinations.... [more]
HADISE f Turkish
Famous bearer: Turkish singer Hadise
HA-I f Korean
From Sino-Korean 遐 "afar, distant; old, advanced in" and 怡 "harmony; pleasure, joy; be glad". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Lee Hi (1996-).
HAMSIKA f Indian
Means "Beautiful Swan". A bearer of this name is Hamsika Iyer, an Indian singer based in Mumbai.
HẰNG f Vietnamese
Means "earth, cave" in Vietnamese. A famous bearer is Minh Hằng (1987-) a Vietnamese singer and actress.
HANNO m Medieval German, German (Rare)
A short form of German names containing the name element HAN. The name element is explained as "cock" (modern German Hahn) or as "Singer".
HARICLEA f Romanian (Rare)
Romanian form of CHARICLEA. It was most famously borne by Romanian opera singer Hariclea Darclée.
HARUMA m Japanese
From Japanese 墾 (haru) meaning "ground-breaking, open up farmland", 治 (haru) meaning "reign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve", 春 (haru) meaning "spring", 晴 (haru) meaning "clear up", 青 (haru) meaning "blue, green", 大 (haru) meaning "big, large", 裕 (haru) meaning "abundant, rich" or 悠 (haru) meaning "permanence, distant, long time, leisure" combined with 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality", 馬 (ma) meaning "horse", 日 (ma) meaning "sun, day", 舞 (ma) meaning "dance", 麻 (ma) meaning "hemp, flax, linen" or 摩 (ma) meaning "chafe, rub, polish, grind, scrape"... [more]
HAVERGAL m English
Famous bearer was the composer Havergal Brian.
HAZELL f English (Rare)
Variant of HAZEL. A notable bearer is English singer Hazell Dean (1952-).
HEMAN m Biblical
His name means Faithful, but can be rendered as "God is faithful" because of God keeping his promise to bless him. ... [more]
HERI m Medieval Scandinavian, Faroese, Danish
Faroese name of uncertain derivation, used since at least the 14th century. It is possibly a diminutive of names beginning with the Old Norse element herr meaning "army", or derived from Old Norse héri "hare" or "hare-hearted"... [more]
HIBARI f Japanese
From Japanese 雲雀 (hibari) meaning "lark, skylark" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.... [more]
HIDEO m Japanese
From HIDE combined with an o kanji, like 男/夫/雄 meaning "male," 朗 meaning "cheerful" or 郎 meaning "son."... [more]
HIEN m & f Vietnamese
Means "meek, gentle" in Vietnamese. A famous bearer is Nguyễn Thanh Hiển or simply Hien she is a Hungarian pop singer of Vietnamese descent who competed in the Hungarian Megasztár sixth season and was the fifth runner up.
HINANO f Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day", 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... [more]
HIROMI f & m Japanese
From Japanese 博 (hiro) meaning "wide, broad, rich, abundant, plentiful", 宏 (hiro) meaning "wide, spacious, great, vast" or 大 (hiro) meaning "big, great" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" or 実 (mi) meaning "seed; fruit; nut"... [more]
HOAGLAND m American
Transferred use of the surname HOAGLAND borne by bandleader and composer Hoagland HOWARD "HOAGY" CARMICHAEL (1899-1981).
HOAGY m American
Diminutive for Hoagland as borne by bandleader and composer HOAGLAND HOWARD "Hoagy" CARMICHAEL (1899-1981).
HONEYBLOSSOM f English (Rare)
This name was perhaps coined by television presenter Paula Yates and musician Bob Geldof for their daughter Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (1989-), from a combination of the names HONEY and BLOSSOM.
HUBE m American
Diminutive of HUBERT. The pianist Hube HANNA worked with bandleader and composer HOAGY CARMICHAEL.
HUI-CHEOL m Korean
From Sino-Korean 希 "rare; hope, expect, strive for" and 澈 "thoroughly, completely". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Kim Hee-chul (1983-).
HUI-YEOL m Korean
From Sino-Korean 喜 "like, love, enjoy; joyful thing" and 烈 "fiery, violent, vehement, ardent". A famous bearer is South Korean singer-songwriter Yoo Hee-yeol (1971-).
HUSSAM m Arabic
Variant transcription of HUSAM. Known bearers of this name include the Iraqi singer Hussam Al-Rassam (b. 1978), the Palestinian soccer player Hussam Abu Saleh (b... [more]
HYE-JA f Korean
From Sino-Korean 惠 "favor, benefit, confer kindness" and 子 "child". The same characters can be read KEIKO in Japanese. Hye-ja is one of a number of Japanese-style names ending in ja that were popular when Korea was under Japanese rule, but declined in popularity afterwards... [more]
HYEON-A f Korean
From Sino-Korean 泫 "weep; cry; shine, glisten" (hyeon) and 我 "our, us, i, me, my, we" or 雅 "elegant, graceful, refined" (a). A famous bearer is South Korean singer Kim Hyuna (1992-).
HYERI f Korean
Means "charming, expressive, and witty". Hyeri is also a popular singer in South Korea under the group Girls Day.
HYLO m American (Rare)
Nickname given to bluegrass singer and guitarist FRANK "Hylo" BROWN, Jr. (1922-2003) due to his broad vocal range.
HYO-RI f Korean
From Sino-Korean 孝 "filial piety, obedience" and 利 "gains, advantage, profit, merit". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Lee Hyori (1979-).
HYUNA f Korean
Moon Hyuna (born 1987), stage name Hyuna, South Korean singer, former member of girl group Nine Muses... [more]
IA m Georgian (Rare)
Short form of IAKOB and ILIA. In some cases, it might also be derived from the Arabic name YAHYA, which is written as იაჰია (Iahia) in Georgian.... [more]
IANDARA f Tupi, Brazilian
Midday. Name of the singer, Iandara Brobecker. She is Swiss and Brazilian.
ICHITA m Japanese
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" or 市 (ichi) meaning "market" combined with 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations. ... [more]
IDAIRA f Spanish (Modern), Spanish (Canarian)
This was allegedly the name of a Guanche princess from the Canarian island of La Palma. It has perhaps been popularized in the Spanish-speaking world by the Canarian-born Spanish singer simply known as Idaira (1985-).
IGLĖ f Lithuanian (Modern)
From the name of a small lake (also called Ygla) in the Marijampolė municipality of south-western Lithuania.... [more]
IGLESIAS m Spanish
Transferred use of the surname IGLESIAS.... [more]
IKUMA m Japanese
From Japanese 以 (i) meaning "by means of, because, in view of, compared with", 伊 (i) meaning "Italy, that one", 育 (iku) meaning "bring up, grow up, raise, rear", 郁 (iku) meaning "cultural progress, perfume", 活 (iku) meaning "lively, resuscitation, being helped, living", 粥 (iku) meaning "rice gruel", 歓 (ikuma) meaning "delight, joy", 看 (ikuma) meaning "watch over, see", 緩 (ikuma) meaning "slacken, loosen, relax, lessen, be moderate, ease", 雁 (ikuma) meaning "wild goose", 幾 (iku) meaning "how many, how much, how far, how long, some, several", 行 (iku) meaning "going, journey, carry out, conduct, act, line, row, bank", 生 (iku) meaning "life, genuine, birth" or 歎 (ikuma) menaing "grief, lamentation", 久(ku) meaning "long time" or 玖 (ku) meaning "beautiful black jewel, nine" combined with 磨 (ma) meaning "grind, polish, scour, improve, brush (teeth)", 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality", 天 (ma) meaning "heavens, sky, imperial", 馬 (ma) meaning "horse", 摩 (ma) meaning "chafe, rub, polish, grind, scrape", 麻 (ma) meaning "hemp, flax, linen", 万 (ma) meaning "ten thousand", 満 (ma) meaning "full, fullness, enough, satisfy" or 茉 (ma) meaning "jasmine"... [more]
ILYOS m Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of ILYAS. Known bearers of this name include the Uzbek soccer player Ilyos Zeytullayev (b. 1984) and Ilyos Mallayev (1936-2008), an Uzbek musician and poet.
INDILA f French (Modern, Rare)
Notably borne by singer and songwriter Indila, born Adila Sedraïa (1984-).... [more]
INGFRIED m German (Rare)
The name is made from the two Germanic name elements ING (the name of a Germanic god) and frid "peace".... [more]
IN-SOO m Korean
From Sino-Korean 仁 (in) meaning "humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity, man, kernel" combined with 秀 (soo) meaning "excellent, outstanding". Other hanja combinations are possible. ... [more]
İNTIZAR f & m Azerbaijani, Turkish (Rare)
Azerbaijani and Turkish form of INTIZAR. A known bearer of this name is the Turkish singer İntizar Arslan (b. 1974).... [more]
ÍSADÓRA f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of ISADORA. Icelandic singer Björk gave this name to her daughter in 2002.
ISANG m Korean, German (Rare)
Isang is a traditional Korean name arbitrarily formed of two syllables. The hanja used are 伊 (i) "he, she, it" and 桑 (sang) "mulberry tree".... [more]
ISFƏNDIYAR m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Isfandiyar (see ESFANDIAR). A notable bearer of this name was the singer and poet İsfəndiyar Bərxu (1929-1991).
IYEOKA f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother who speaks the word" in Yoruba.... [more]
IYLA f Various (Rare)
Most often a variant form of ISLA and ILA, but sometimes also of Ayla and ELAH.... [more]
JACQUET m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of JACQUES. Known bearers of this name include the French composer Jacquet of Mantua (1483-1559) and the Franco-Flemish composer Jacquet de Berchem (c... [more]
JAE-HYUN m Korean
Jae(재) means "respect" and Hyun(현) means "virtuous". Jae-Hyun(재현) could be written "才鉣" , "在賢" , "宰賢" , "載賢" and more forms in Hanja. Meaning can change depending on how it is written... [more]
JAE-SANG m Korean
From Sino-Korean 載 "load; carry; transport, convey" and 相 "mutual, reciprocal, each other". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Psy, born Park Jae-sang (1977-).
JAHEIM m African American (Modern)
Usage seems to be inspired by Jaheim Hoagland (born 1978), an American R&B singer and former rapper.
JAMESETTA f African American
An elaborate feminine form of JAMES, borne by famous singer Etta James as her birth name.
JAYDEE m & f English (American), English (Modern)
Either a diminutive of JADE or a combination of Jay and DEE. It is also a phonetic spelling of JD... [more]
JAYMZ m English (Modern)
Variant of JAMES. A known bearer is Canadian musician Jaymz Bee.
JAZZABELLE f English (American, Rare)
Altered form of JEZEBEL, possibly influenced by the popular name elements Jaz (found in names such as JASMINE and JAZLYN) and belle... [more]
JAZZMAN f & m English (American, Rare)
Either a variant of JASMINE or else from the English word jazzman: "A musician who plays or composes jazz music".
JEDD m English
Variant of JED and likewise a short form of JEDIDIAH. Noted bearer is Australian musician Jedd Hughes.
JEM f Popular Culture, English (Rare)
Variant of GEM and a short form of JEMIMA or possibly JERRICA. This name was used for the name of the title character in the 80s American animated TV series: JEM.... [more]
A combination of Jean and CARLOS. ... [more]
JEONG-HAN m Korean
Meaning: 'Jeong' means clean. 'Han' means country.... [more]
JIANLI m Chinese
From the characters 渐 (jiàn, meaning “gradual”) and 离 (lí, meaning “departure”). This name was borne by Gao Jianli (高渐离), a famous musician and assassin during the late Warring States period of China (475 - 221 BCE)... [more]
JIN m & f Japanese
Sino-Japanese reading of such kanji as 仁 meaning "benevolence, compassion, humanity," 迅 meaning "swift, fast," 臣 meaning "retainer, attendant," 陣 meaning "camp; group, party, corps; war, battle," 甚 meaning "extreme, excessive, tremendous," 尋 meaning "fathom" or 人 meaning "person."... [more]
JIN m & f Korean
Sino-Korean reading of such hanja as 進 or 晋, both meaning "advance, progress," 眞 meaning "true, real, genuine," 鎭 meaning "quellable," 振 meaning "shake," 珍 meaning "treasure," 震 meaning "thunder" or 辰, referring to the Dragon as the fifth of twelve earthly branches in the Chinese zodiac.... [more]
JINYE f Korean
Means "tonight, this evening" and "Sincere". Jinye is also a popular singer in South Korea under groups Laboum and UNI.T.
JI-YONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean 志 "purpose, will, determination" and 龍 "dragon". A famous bearer is South Korean singer G-Dragon, born Kwon Ji-yong (1988-).
JONATHAS m Biblical (All), Literature, Popular Culture, English (Archaic), French (Archaic), German (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
This is a form of JONATHAN that is used in older translations of the Bible. It ultimately comes from IONATHAS, which is the form found in both the Septuagint and the Vulgate.... [more]
JONITA f Indian
An Indian name. A famous bearer is Jonita Gandhi, who is an Indo-Canadian singer. Her songs received appreciations in 2011, and were attracted to music composers of Bollywood.
JÓNSI m Icelandic
Diminutive of JÓN. Famous bearers include Jón Þór Birgisson, lead singer of Sigur Rós (who is also a musician in his own right) and Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson, lead singer of Í Svörtum Fötum and contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2004 and 2012... [more]
JOPLIN f & m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname JOPLIN. Generally referring to Janis Joplin when given as a first name, to go along with the trend of names after singer- Lennon, Jagger, Morissette, Levine, etc.
JORANE f French (Quebec)
This name is borne by French-Canadian singer and cellist Jorane Pelletier, who was born JOHANNE Pelletier.
JORDIN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of JORDAN.... [more]
JOSQUIN m Medieval Dutch (Gallicized), Medieval French
Gallicized form of JOSKEN. A famous bearer of this name was Josquin des Prez, a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance.
JOU m Japanese
From Japanese 恕 (jo) meaning "excuse, tolerate, forgive", 丈 (jou) meaning "length", 丞 (jou) meaning "help", 乗 (jou) meaning "ride, power, multiplication, record, counter for vehicles, board, mount, join", 常 (jou) meaning "usual, ordinary, normal, common, regular, continually, always, long-lasting", 情 (jou) meaning "feelings, emotion, passion, sympathy, circumstances, facts", 浄 (jou) meaning "clean, purify, cleanse, exorcise", 穣 (jou) meaning "good crops, prosperity", 錠 (jou) meaning "lock, fetters, shackles", 成 (jou) meaning "turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach", 星 (jou) meaning "star", 青 (jou) meaning "blue, green", 誕 (jou) meaning "nativity, be born, declension, lie, be arbitrary", 蝶 (jou) meaning "butterfly", 定 (jou) meaning "determine, fix, establish, decide", 囁 (jou) meaning "whisper, murmur", 壤 (jou) meaning "soil, loam, earth, rich", 奘 (jou) meaning "large, great", 抒 (jo) meaning "tell", 晟 (jou) meaning "clear", 淨 (jou) meaning "pure, clean, unspoiled", 烝 (jou) meaning "many, offer, dedicate, to steam", 穰 (jou) meaning "abundance", 襄 (jou) meaning "rise, raise", 諚 (jou) meaning "command" or 讓 (jou) meaning "allow, permit, yield, concede" combined with 宇 (u) meaning eaves, roof, house, heaven" or 雨 (u) meaning "rain"... [more]
JOVI f & m English
Possibly a variant of JOVIE, or given in reference to American musician Jon Bon Jovi, born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. Bongiovi is derived from the Italian bono, buono, 'good, fair', and GIOVI.
JUANCHI m South American, Spanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of the compound name Juan JOSÉ, as well as other compound names beginning with Juan, perhaps via Juanchito; also compare JUANCHO... [more]
JUNG-KOOK m Korean
Variant transcription of JEONG-GUK.... [more]
KAHORU f & m Japanese
Variant transcription of KAORU or a Japanese combination of 加 (ka) meaning "add, addition, increase", 保 (ho) meaning "to raise; to rear" combined with 留 (ru) meaning "to stay"... [more]
Means "beautiful fate", derived from the Greek elements καλος (kalos) "beautiful, fair" and μοιρα (moira) "share, fate". A known bearer is the Greek-American pop singer Kalomira Sarantis (1985-).
KARAC m English (British, Rare)
Comes from the name CARATACOS and CARATACUS which are also related to CARADOG and CARADOC... [more]
KAREM m Arabic
Variant transcription of KARIM.... [more]
Notable bearer is singer-songwriter Karonhyawake Jeff Doreen.
KÁSSIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of CÁSSIA. A known bearer of this name is the Brazilian television presenter, singer and actress Kássia Franco.
KEALIʻI m Hawaiian
Means "the chief," "the ruler," "the monarch," "the king" or "the commander," from definite article ke and aliʻi which means "chief, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, aristocrat, king, commander."... [more]
From Japanese 佳 (kei) meaning "good", 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
KEITO m & f Japanese
From Japanese 佳 (kei) meaning "excellent, beautiful, good, pleasing, skilled", 花 (ke) or 華 (ke) both meaning "flower", 馨 (kei) meaning "fragrant, balmy, favourable", 京 (kei) meaning "capital", 啓 (kei) meaning "disclose, open, say", 圭 (kei) meaning "square jewel, corner, angle, edge", 恵 (kei, ke) meaning "favor, blessing, grace, kindness", 慶 (kei) meaning "jubilation, congratulate, rejoice, be happy", 慧 (kei) meaning "wise", 敬 (kei) meaning "awe, respect, honor, revere", 景 (kei) meaning "scenery, view", 桂 (kei) meaning "Japanese Judas-tree, cinnamon tree", 渓 (kei) meaning "mountain stream, valley", 蛍 (kei) meaning "firefly", 計 (kei) meaning "plot, plan, scheme, measure" or 奎 (kei) meaning "star, god of literature", 依 (i) meaning "reliant, depend on, consequently, therefore, due to", 衣 (i) meaning "garment, clothes, dressing" or 伊 (i) meaning "Italy, that one" combined with 音 (to) meaning "sound", 都 (to) meaning "metropolis, capital, all, everything", 兎 (ito) meaning "rabbit, hare", 灯 (to) meaning "lamp, a light, light", 愛 (to) meaning "love, affection", 十 (to) meaning "ten", 綸 (to) meaning "thread, silk cloth", 人 (to) meaning "person", 杜 (to) meaning "woods, grove", 登 (to) meaning "ascend, climb up", 絲 (to) meaning "thread", 斗 (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, 冬 (to) meaning "winter", 友 (to) meaning "friend", 士 (to) meaning "gentleman, scholar, samurai", 叶 (to) meaning "grant, answer" or 朋 (to) meaning "companion, friend"... [more]
KEJSI f & m Albanian (Modern)
Albanian adopted form of CASEY. One bearer of this name is Albanian (female) singer Kejsi Tola (1992-).
KELIS f African American (Rare)
Possibly a combination of KELLY and ALEXIS. This name was born american singer Kelis (1979-).
KENDJI m French
French form of KENJI.... [more]
KEN'ICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese 健 (ken) meaning "healthy, strong", 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... [more]
KENNA m Ethiopian
Famous bearer is Kenna Zemedkun, musician.
Means "kinnara" in Khmer. In Hindu mythology, 'a kinnara is a paradigmatic lover, a celestial musician, part human, part horse and part bird. In Buddhist mythology, two of the most beloved mythological characters are the benevolent half-human, half-bird creatures known as the Kinnara and Kinnari, which are believed to come from the Himalayas and often watch over the well-being of humans in times of trouble or danger'.
KENYATTA f & m African American, Eastern African
Transferred use of the surname KENYATTA, meaning "a musician", according to Asante (1991). This was the surname of the first President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta (1894-1978; born Kamau wa Ngengi), who is considered the founding father of the African country (see also Kenya)... [more]
KESHA f English
Possibly a variant of KEISHA. A famous bearer is Kesha Rose Sebert (stylized as Ke$ha), an American singer-songwriter.
KEVYNNE m & f English
Form of Kevin, first used in Indiana by the singer; Kevynne Spork