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This is a list of submitted names in which the description contains the keywords inventor or scientist or discoveror or physicist or biologist or chemist.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adric m Popular Culture
An anagram of Dirac, the surname of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Paul Dirac. This is the name of a character in the series 'Doctor Who', a companion of the fourth and fifth doctors.
Al-'ala' m Arabic
Means "the exalted". Laqab of 'Ala'. This was the personal name of Abu Sa'd al-'Ala' ibn Sahl (c. 940–1000), a Muslim mathematician, physicist and optics engineer... [more]
Albon m American (Rare)
Variant of Alban. A notable namesake is American attorney, scientist and inventor Albon Man (1826-1905) who experimented with early forms of photography and in the development of the incandescent light bulb, an invention later famously perfected by Thomas Alva Edison (1847 -1931).
Alchemy f & m English
From the English word "alchemy" referring to "the causing of any sort of mysterious sudden transmutation" or "the ancient search for a universal panacea, and of the philosopher's stone, that eventually developed into chemistry".
Altaira f English (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of a character in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. Altaira Morbius was the daughter of the scientist and space voyager Dr. Edward Morbius. The name Altaira is derived from Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle (Aquila).
Amiram m Hebrew
Variant form of Amram. A known bearer of this name is the Israeli chemist and activist Amiram Goldblum (b. 1945).
Antlia f Astronomy
From Greek ἀντλία (antlia) meaning "hold of a ship". Antlia is one of the constellations created by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. He originally named it Antlia Pneumatica, or Machine Pneumatique in French, in honour of French physicist Denis Papin’s invention, the air pump.
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]
Ay m Yakut
Means "the inventor" in Yakut.
Aygylaana f Yakut
Means "inventor" in Yakut.
Barrikad m Soviet, Russian
Masculine form of Barrikada. This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... [more]
Bruria f Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic (?)
Allegedly means "pure" in Aramaic. This was the name of a 2nd-century female scholar; she was the wife of Rabbi Meir, one of Rabbi Akiva's disciples. It was also borne by Israeli theoretical physicist Bruria Kaufman (1918-2010).
Buckminster m English (American)
Transferred use from the placename Buckminster in England.... [more]
Cadwallader m Medieval Welsh (Anglicized), Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Cadwaladr. This spelling occurs in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'.... [more]
Cargill m Scottish (Rare)
From the surname Cargill. A notable bearer was Scottish physicist and mathematician Cargill Gilston Knott (1856-1922).
Clodomiro m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Chlodomer.... [more]
Conyers m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Conyers.... [more]
Coppélia f Literature, French (Rare), Theatre
This was the name of a life-sized mechanical doll created by the mysterious Doctor Coppélius in Léo Delibes' ballet 'Coppélia' (1870), based on two macabre stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. The inventor's name was possibly a latinized form of Yiddish Coppel (see Koppel).
Corneel m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish
Short form of both Cornelis and Cornelius (for men) and Cornelia (for women), but the name is most often encountered on men... [more]
Ctesibius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ktesibios. This name was borne by an ancient Greek inventor and mathematician from the 3rd century BC.
Curie f English
Derived from Currie in Midlothian, Scotland; derived from Corrie, in Dumfriesshire; a Scottish spelling of the Irish last name Curry; or from the Old French curie, which meant "kitchen." It is usually given in honour of the physicist and chemist Madame Marie Curie, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
Darol m American (Rare)
Variant of Darrell and the name of American violinist Darol Anger (1963-) as well as that of American born, Canadian educated physicist Darol Kenneth Froman (1906-1997), Deputy Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Doppo m Japanese
From Japanese 独 (dop) meaning "Germany" combined with 歩 (po) meaning "steps". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Ehrenfried m German
Derived from Old High German êra "honour, respect" and Old High German fridu "peace". Known bearers of this name include German scientist Ehrenfried Pfeiffer (1899-1961) and Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1651-1708), a German mathematician, physicist, physician and philosopher.
Eiichi m Japanese
From Japanese 影 (ei) meaning "light" combined with 一 (ichi) meaning "one". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... [more]
Elguja m Georgian
Georgian form of Elgüc. Known bearers of this name include Georgian politician Elguja Gvazava (b. 1952) and Georgian scientist and military figure Elguja Medzmariashvili (b... [more]
Eratosthenes m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἐρατός (eratos) meaning "lovely, beloved" (see Erato) combined with the Greek noun σθένος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength".... [more]
Eureka f English (Rare)
Eureka is an interjection used to celebrate a discovery or invention. It is a transliteration of an exclamation attributed to Ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes.
Evangelista m & f Italian (Rare), Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from the Latin noun evangelista meaning "evangelist, preacher", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistes) meaning "bringer of good tidings" (see also Euangelios, Evangelos and Evangelicus).... [more]
Fenghou m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From the characters 风 (fēng, meaning “wind”) and 后 (hòu, meaning “after”). Fenghou was the prime minister during the reign of the Yellow Emperor (Xuanyuan)... [more]
Friedlieb m German (Archaic)
German form of the ancient Germanic name Friduleib, which consists of the Germanic elements frid meaning "peace" and leub meaning "dear, beloved" (see Gottlieb).... [more]
Fujio m Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria", 二 (fu) meaning "two", 不 (fu) meaning "negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy", 富 (fu) meaning "wealth, enrich, abundant", 普 (fu) meaning "universal, wide(ly), generally", 芙 (fu) meaning "lotus, Mt Fuji", 武 (fu) meaning "warrior, military, chivalry, arms", 文 (fu) meaning "sentence", 甫 (fu) meaning "for the first time, not until" or 孚 (fu) meaning "sincere, nourish, encase", 士 (ji) meaning "gentleman, scholar, samurai", 次 (ji) meaning "next, order, sequence", 志 (ji) meaning "intention, plan, resolve, aspire, motive, hopes, shilling", 二 (ji) meaning "two", 治 (ji) meaning "reign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve", 仁 (ji) meaning "humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity, man, kernel", 蒔 (ji) meaning "sow (seeds)" or 滋 (ji) meaning "nourishing, more & more, be luxuriant, planting, turbidity" combined with 生 (o) meaning "raw, live", 男 (o) meaning "male", 暢 (o) meaning "stretch", 尾 (o) meaning "tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain", 夫 (o) meaning "man, husband", 雄 (o) meaning "hero, manly", 郎 (o) meaning "son", 緒 (o) meaning "thread" or 朗 (o) meaning "bright, clear"... [more]
Fumitada m Japanese
From Japanese 文 (fumi) meaning "sentence" combined with 直 (tada) meaning "straight". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Galileo m Medieval Italian
Derived from the medieval Latin word Galilaeus, by way of Greek Galilaios, meaning "Galilean; from Galilee." Galilee is from the Hebrew root galal "roll", perhaps referring to the waves on the sea.... [more]
Gastão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gaston. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1881-1918), the Brazilian prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913-2007) and the Hungarian-Brazilian scientist Gastão Rosenfeld (1912-1990).
Gauss m Brazilian (Rare)
The name Gauss comes from the surname of the German physicist and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Gio m & f Italian, Dutch, Spanish
Italian variant of Giò, which is a short form of Giovanni (masculine) and Giovanna (feminine) and of some other Italian given names starting with Gio-.... [more]
Hakaru m Japanese
From Japanese 究 (hakaru) meaning "research", 参 (hakaru) meaning "take part in, intervene", 図 (hakaru) meaning "diagram, figure, illustration", 斗 (hakaru), which refers to a Chinese constellation, 平 (hakaru) meaning "level; even; flat", 法 (hakaru) meaning "method, law, rule", 量 (hakaru) meaning "progress", 権 (hakaru) meaning "power, right, authority" or 揆 (hakaru) meaning "to guess, estimate" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.... [more]
Hanpei m Japanese (Rare)
Han means "Odd Number, Part, Semi-, Half, Middle" and Pei means "Peace, Level, Flat, Even". My source is Hanpeita and a computer scientist named Hanpei Koike.
Herfried m German (Rare)
Formed from the Germanic name elements HARI "army" and frid "peace". A notable bearer of the name is the German political scientist Herfried Münkler.
Herminie f French
French form of Herminia. This was borne by French feminist Herminie Cadolle (1845-1926), inventor of the modern bra.
Hidetsugu m Japanese
From Japanese 秀 (hide) meaning "beautiful; elegant; graceful" combined with 次 (tsugu) meaning "next, order, sequence, below". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... [more]
Hiromichi m Japanese
From Japanese 寛 (hiro) meaning "tolerant" combined with 道 (michi) meaning "road; way". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Hunayn m Arabic
Possibly derived from John. Hunayn ibn Ishaq (latin: Iohannitius) (809 – 873) was a famous and influential scholar, physician, and scientist of Arab Christian descent.
Ilme f German
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
Izuo m Japanese
From Japanese 泉 (izu) meaning "fountain, spring" combined with 夫 (o) meaning "man, husband". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.... [more]
Kaleida f Various (Modern, Rare)
Perhaps based on the English word kaleidoscope, coined in 1817 by its inventor, Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), from Greek kalos "beautiful" with eidos "shape" and the suffix scope (to resemble the word telescope); its literal meaning is "observer of beautiful forms".... [more]
Katsuko f Japanese
From Japanese 克 (katsu) meaning "to overcome, to subdue, to overthrow" or 勝 (katsu) meaning "victory" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Kuniko f Japanese
From Japanese 雅 (kuni) meaning "elegant" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Leizu f Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
In Chinese mythology, Leizu was the principal wife of the Yellow Emperor (Xuanyuan) and the inventor of sericulture. She is commonly worshipped in parts of Northern China as the “Silkworm Mother”.
Liguri m Georgian (Archaic)
Meaning uncertain. It might possibly have been derived from Liguria, the name of a region in northern Italy.... [more]
Limu m Chinese, Chinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology
From a combination of the characters 力 (lì, meaning “strength”) and 牧 (mù, meaning “to herd”). In Chinese mythology this name belonged to one of the greatest retainers of the Yellow Emperor (Xuanyuan)... [more]
Macedonio m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
This name is derived from Latin Macedonius meaning "Macedonian," which is derived from Greek Makedones. That word literally means "highlanders" or "the tall ones," which is related to makednos meaning "long, tall" and makros "long, large."... [more]
Masataka m Japanese
From Japanese 昌 (masa) meaning "good, prosper", 雅 (masa) meaning "elegant", 正 (masa) meaning "first (month of the lunar year)", 政 (masa) meaning "rule; government; politics" or 真 (masa) meaning "true, reality" combined with 孝 (taka) meaning "filial piety"... [more]
Maus m & f Dutch (Rare)
Contracted form of names that are derived from the Latin adjective maurus meaning "dark-skinned, Moorish", such as Mauritia (feminine), Maurits (masculine) and Maurice (technically unisex in the Netherlands).... [more]
Mizani f African
African,Ghana."Chemistry, Beauty, and Balance"
Momofuku m Japanese (Rare)
Combination of 百 (momo) meaning "hundred" and 福 (fuku) meaning "good fortune."... [more]
Morbius m American (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of the ill-fated and somewhat unstable scientist and space voyager, Dr. Edward Morbius, in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. In an apparent acknowledgement of the earlier movie, the name was also used for an unstable renegade Time Lord in an episode ("The Brain of Morbius") of the long-running British science fiction television series, Dr Who... [more]
Naoshi m Japanese
From Japanese 侃 (naoshi) meaning "upright and strong", or from Japanese 尚 (naoshi) meaning "still, as always". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... [more]
Nymbulda f Indigenous Australian, Ngarrindjeri
Of Australian Aboriginal origin (Ngarrindjeri, to be precise), the meaning of this name is not yet known to me at the moment. This was the name of the mother of David Unaipon (1872-1967), an Australian Aboriginal preacher, inventor and writer.
Parsadan m Literature, Georgian (Archaic)
Georgian sources state that this name is of Persian origin and means "wise, learned" and "scholar, scientist". This should connect the name to Middle Persian frazānag meaning "wise, intelligent" and frazanagīh meaning "wisdom, intelligence", which have both evolved into modern Persian as فرزانه (farzâne) (see Farzaneh).... [more]
Perdix m Greek Mythology
Means "partridge" in Greek. In Greek myth Perdix or Talos was a nephew of the inventor Daedalus, to whom he was apprenticed... [more]
Plotinus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
This was the name of a Greek philosopher and the inventor of Neoplatonism.
Polydoor m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Polydoros via its latinized form Polydorus. A known bearer of this name was Polydoor Lippens (1810-1889), a Belgian engineer and inventor.
Pythias f & m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek Πυθιος (Pythios), which is an epithet of the god Apollo. This epithet originated from his cult in the city of Πυθώ (Pytho), which is nowadays known as Delphi... [more]
Reijer m West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Variant spelling of Reier, which is much more common than Reier itself.... [more]
Reona f & m Japanese
As a unisex name, this name can be used as 怜央奈, 怜於奈, 玲央奈, 玲於奈 or 伶於奈 with 怜 (ryou, rei, ren, awa.remu, sato.i) meaning "wise", 玲 (rei, re) meaning "sound of jewels", 伶 (ryou, rei, wazaogi, re) meaning "actor", 央 (ou, o) meaning "centre, middle", 桜 (ou, you, sakura) meaning "cherry", 於 (o, yo, aa, oi.te, o.keru, yori) meaning "as for, at, in, on" and 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?"... [more]
Ryougo m Japanese
From Japanese 亮 (ryou) meaning "clear" combined with 五 (go) meaning "five". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... [more]
Shunpei m Japanese
From Japanese 俊 (shun) meaning "sagacious, genius, excellence", 舜 (shun) meaning "althea" or 春 (shun) meaning "spring" combined with 平 (hei) meaning "peace, flat". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Sorell m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Sorell. A famous namesake is biologist Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, the brother of Aldous Huxley.
Spandarat m Armenian (Archaic)
Armenian form of Esfandiar via its Middle Persian form Spandadat. A known bearer of this name was the Armenian doctor and scientist Spandarat Kamsarakan (1876-1942), who played a crucial role in establishing the Armenian Red Cross National Society.
Sundance m & f English (American, Rare)
The Sundance Kid was the nickname of American outlaw Harry Longabaugh (1867-1908), in whose case it was taken from Sundance, Wyoming, the only town that ever jailed him, where he was incarcerated for eighteen months for horse thievery at the age of 15... [more]
Tapputi f Babylonian
Tapputi, or Tapputi-Butt, is the earliest known chemist. She distilled and mixed perfumes and was overseer of the royal palacein Babylonian Mesopotamia ca. 1200 BCE.
Tasuku m Japanese
From the verb 助く (tasuku) meaning "to help, save, rescue," from earlier suku with prefixation of 手 (ta), the combining form of te meaning "hand." It can also be combined with a ku kanji, like 来 meaning "arrival," 空 meaning "sky," 久 meaning "long time" or 玖, referring to the numeral nine in legal documents.... [more]
Tesla m & f English
Transferred use of the surname Tesla. This was the surname of Serbian-American inventor, physicist, and engineer Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)... [more]
Umetaro m Japanese
Ume means "Plum" and Taro means "Big Son". Notable bearers are Umetaro Nozaki, a fictional character from "Weekly Girl's Nozaki-kun",a shoujo anime. Umetaro Azechi is an artist and mountaineer who lived up until his 90's and has his publications all over the world... [more]
Venkatraman m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
From वेंकटेशा (venkateša) meaning "lord of Venkata hill", a combination of Venkata, the name of a hill in Andhra Pradesh, India (see Venkata), and Sanskrit ईश् (īś) meaning "lord, master" (see Isha)... [more]
Vil m Soviet, Russian
Derived from the initials of the Russian politician and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), who founded the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... [more]
Vouletti f English (American)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name. It was first borne by Vouletti Theresa Singer (1840–1913), a daughter of the American inventor Isaac Singer. The name was passed to the forthcoming generations in her family... [more]
Wietse m West Frisian, Dutch
Variant spelling of Wytse.... [more]
Yevstoliya f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Eustolia. Notable Russian bearers of this name include the revolutionary Yevstoliya Rogozinnikova (1886-1907) and the scientist Yevstoliya Smirenskaya (1911-?), who won the Stalin Prize for her research and development of methods that restore the vital functions of the human body in cases of clinical death.
Yoshihiro m Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck", 愛 (yoshi) meaning "love, affection", 伊 (yoshi) meaning "Iraq, Iran", 允 (yoshi) meaning "to grant, to allow, to consent", 佳 (yoshi) meaning "beautiful, good", 可 (yoshi) meaning "passable", 嘉 (yoshi) meaning "praise, auspicious", 賀 (yoshi) meaning "congratulate, greet, celebrate", 歓 (yoshi) meaning "happy, pleased, glad", 喜 (yoshi) meaning "rejoice", 宜 (yoshi) meaning "best regards", 義 (yoshi) meaning "right conduct; righteousness; justice; morality", 圭 (yoshi) meaning "jade pointed at top", 恵 (yoshi) meaning "favour, benefit", 慶 (yoshi) meaning "celebrate", 厳 (yoshi) meaning "strict, rigorous, rigid, stern", 垢 (yoshi) meaning "grime", 好 (yoshi) meaning "fondness; what one likes", 孔 (yoshi) meaning "hole, aperture, opening", 克 (yoshi) meaning "gram, gramme", 善 (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, charitable, kind", 禎 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, auspicious, good omen", 美 (yoshi) meaning "beautiful", 芳 (yoshi) meaning "fragrant", 由 (yoshi) meaning "cause, reason", 良 (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or 贇 (yoshi) meaning "affable, agreeable, pleasant" combined with 洋 (hiro) meaning "ocean"... [more]
Youichirou m Japanese
From Japanese 陽 (you) meaning "the sun", 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 郎 (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.... [more]
Zebuel m American
Richmond City Hustings Willbook No 6, inventory of the estate of Zebuel Talley in the year 1835.
Zembla m & f Popular Culture
Zembla is a Tarzan inspired French comic character first appearing in Special Kiwi in 1963, before getting his own comic mag later that year. He is the biracial son of a tropical princess named Ula and a wealthy French adventurer named Paul Marais, both of whom got killed by the former's father during his infancy... [more]
Zhores m Soviet, Russian (Rare)
Taken from the French surname Jaurès, which was most famously borne by French Socialist Jean Jaurès (1859-1914)... [more]
Zuse m Popular Culture
Transferred use of the surname Zuse, borne by engineer Konrad Zuse, inventor of the first programmable computer, though it may also be a variant of Zeus... [more]