ASSUEERmDutch (Rare) Dutch form of AHASUERUS. One bearer was Willem Anne Assueer Jacob Schimmelpenninck van der Oye (1834-1889), a Dutch baron and politician who was president of the senate of the Netherlands from 1888 to his death.
ATIFETEfAlbanian This is the name of Kosovar politician and former president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga.
BANRIm & fJapanese From 万里 (banri) meaning "thousands of miles," the second kanji referring to a unit of distance called ri.... [more]
BARREmSomali A name that comes from the Somali word bare which means "teacher." Barre was the last name (meaning the first name of the grandfather of) Mohamed Siad Barre (Somali spelling: Maxamed Siyaad Barre). Siad Barre was the military ruler and president of Somali from 1969 until 1991.
BARRONmEnglish (Rare) Derived from the English surname of Barron, which can be an occupational surname as well as a patronymic surname. As an occupational surname, it is derived from the noble rank of baron, which is originally of Old French origin... [more]
BARRONmAmerican The first name Barron comes from the word “Baron”. The definition for the word Baron is: A baron is a nobleman... A member of the aristocracy. Similarly, a business leader who is rich, powerful and influential is a baron... [more]
BLAŽOmMontenegrin, Serbian Diminutive of BLAGOJE (also compare BLAŽ). A notable bearer of this name is the Montenegrin prime minister and president Blažo Jovanović (1907-1976).
BOUNNHANGmLao (Rare) From Lao ບຸນ (bun) meaning "goodness, virtue" or "happiness, prosperity" and ຍັງ (nyang) meaning "always, remaining". A notable bearer is Bounnhang Vorachith (1937-), the current president of Laos.
BUNGOUmJapanese From Japanese 文 (bun) meaning "sentence" combined with 剛 (gou) meaning "sturdy". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
CAMAROm & fEnglish Very likely given in reference to the Chevrolet Camaro automobile. ... [more]
CHASKAmSioux Could possibly refer to the "first born son" in a Siouan language, perhaps from the Lakota čhiŋkší 'son' or the Dakota cinhintku or ciijca 'son'. ... [more]
DATIKOmGeorgian Diminutive of DAVIT. A known bearer of this name was the Georgian revolutionary Datiko Shevardnadze (1875-1909), who was a relative of the second president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze (1928-2014).
GETÚLIOmPortuguese Portuguese form of GETULIUS. A bearer of this name was Getúlio Vargas (1882-1954), former president of Brazil.
GEUN-HYEfKorean From Sino-Korean 槿 "hibiscus" and 惠 "favor, benefit, confer kindness". A famous bearer is South Korean president Park Geun-hye (1952-).
GOODLUCKmAfrican A famous bearer is the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
GURBANGULYmTurkmen From Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān) meaning "sacrifice" and a shortened form of غُلَام (ḡulām) meaning "servant". A notable bearer is Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957-), the current president of Turkmenistan.
HALIMAHfArabic, Malay, Indonesian Arabic alternate transcription of HALIMA as well as the Malay and Indonesian form. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the current president of Singapore.
HAZRETmCircassian, Turkish (Rare) Derived from Persian حضرت (hazrat) meaning "holiness, excellency, majesty". A notable bearer is Hazret Sovmen (1937-), the second President of Adygea from 2002-2007.
INCREASEm & fEnglish (Puritan) Derives from Middle English 'encrease' with the meaning "to turn greater in number". A famous bearer was Increase Mather, the president of Harvard University in 1685, who was a Puritan minister involved with the Salem witch trials... [more]
ING-WENf & mTaiwanese (Rare) Alternate transcription of YINGWEN chiefly used in Taiwan. A notable bearer is Tsai Ing-wen (1956-), the current president of Taiwan.
IZASKUNfBasque From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "broom above (the) valley" from Proto-Basque izatz "broom (shrub)", k "above" and un "valley"... [more]
JAE-INm & fKorean From Sino-Korean 在 (jae) meaning "in, at" or 才 (jae) meaning "talent, ability" combined with 寅 (in) meaning "tiger" or 人 (in) meaning "person, human", along with other hanja combinations... [more]
JINPINGm & fChinese From Chinese 近 (jin) meaning "near, close", 锦 (jǐn) meaning "tapestry, brocade, embroidered", 金 (jīn) meaning "gold, metal, money", or 津 (jīn) meaning "ferry" combined with 平 (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful" or 萍 (píng) meaning "duckweed" or "to wander, to travel"... [more]
JOKOmJavanese From Javanese jaka meaning "young man, boy". A notable bearer is Joko Widodo (1961-), the current president of Indonesia.
KAYSONEf & mLao Possibly from Lao ໄກ (kai) meaning "far" and ສອນ (sǭn) "to teach". A notable bearer was Kaysone Phomvihane (1920-1992), the second president of Laos.
KENYATTAf & mAfrican 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]
KOLINDAfCroatian (Rare) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (born 1968) was the president of Croatia 2015–2020. She was named after a 1967 song ‘COLINDA’ by the Croatian singer Zdenka Vučković... [more]
LUSAMINEfPopular Culture Derived from the name of the balsamine plant, influenced by the Japanese transcription of the name. This is the name of a character from the video games Pokemon Sun and Moon. Lusamine is the president of the Aether Foundation and the game's main antagonist.
MAAOUYAmWestern African A known bearer is Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya (1941-), a Mauritanian military officer who served as the president of Mauritania from 1984-2005.
MARISABELfSpanish A blend of the names MARIA and ISABEL. A known bearer of this name is Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez (b. 1964), ex-wife of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez (b... [more]
MATSUOmJapanese From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality", 津 (tsu) meaning "harbour, port" combined with "man, husband". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
MAZARINEfFrench (Rare) Usage of this still relatively new French given name first started with Mazarine Pingeot (b. 1974), the illegitimate daughter of former French president François Mitterrand (1916-1996) and his mistress Anne Pingeot (b... [more]
MEGAWATIfIndonesian From Indonesian mega meaning "cloud", ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha), combined with the feminine suffix -wati. A notable bearer is Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri (1947-), the daughter of Sukarno.
MITTIEfAmerican (Rare) Diminutive of MATILDA or MARTHA. This was borne by Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch (1835-1884), the mother of American president Theodore Roosevelt.
MOBUTUmCentral African Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Bangaa (/məˈbuːtuː ˈsɛseɪ ˈsɛkoʊ/; born Joseph-Desiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997) was the military dictator and President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which Mobutu renamed Zaire in 1971) from 1965 to 1997... [more]
NAJIBULLAHmArabic, Afghani Derived from the Arabic adjective نجيب (najib) meaning "noble, distinguished" as well as "intelligent" (see NAJIB) combined with the Arabic noun الله (Allah) meaning "God" (see ALLAH).... [more]
NICETOmSpanish, Galician Spanish and Galician form of NIKETAS. This name was borne by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, president of Spain from 1931 to 1936.
NIMMURmArabic Arabic for Tiger used often by christian lebanese. Famous Nimmur: President Cammille Nimmur Chamoun
NUIHAUmTahitian From Tahitian nui "great" and hau "peace, reign". A known bearer is Nuihau Laurey (1964-), the vice-president of French Polynesia.
OLDRAfCzech Diminutive of OLDŘIŠKA, not usually used as a given name in its own right. Oldra Sedlmayerová (whose official given name was Oldřiška Veronika Sedlmayerová, 1884-1954) was a poet, publicist and politician... [more]
OLLANTAmQuechua A famous bearer is Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso (1962-) the 65th President of Peru from 2011 to 2016.
OLUSEGUNmYoruba Means "God is victorious" in Yoruba. Also compare OLUWASEGUN. This is one of the middle names of British musician Seal Samuel, as well as the name of a former president of Nigeria.
SERVILLANOmFilipino Variant of SERVILIANO. Servillano Aquino was a Filipino general during the Philippine Revolution against Spain. He is the great grandfather of Benigno Aquino III, the 15th president of the Philippines, and grandfather-in-law to his mother, Corazon Aquino, the 11th president and 1st female president of the Philippines.
SEUNG-MANmKorean From Sino-Korean 承 (seung) "inherit, receive; succeed" and 晩 (man) "night". A famous bearer is the first president of South Korea, Syngman Rhee (1875-1965).
SHŪHEImJapanese From Japanese 修 (shū) meaning "mastering" combined with 平 (hei) meaning "peace, flat". Other kanji combinations are also possible. ... [more]
SITfArabic (Rare) Variant transcription of SITT. This name was borne by Sit al-Berain, the mother of Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt.
SITTfMedieval Arabic (Moorish) From Arabic ست (sitt) "woman, lady" or "grandmother, madam". One notable bearer was SIT al-Berain, mother of Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt... [more]
SOORONBAYmKyrgyz Derived from Kyrgyz соорон (sooron) meaning "soothing, comforting, consolation" combined either with бай (bay) meaning "rich, wealthy" or the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
TEATAfChickasaw Possibly a variant of Te Ata, the stage name of Mary Frances Thompson (1895 - 1995), best known as Te Ata or Te Ata Fisher after her marriage. Te Ata means "bearer of the morning" in the Chickasaw language... [more]
WIDODOmJavanese Derived from Javanese wedya or widya meaning "knowledge, wisdom", ultimately from Sanskrit विद्या (vidya). This is the second name of current Indonesian president Joko Widodo (1961-).
YELTSINm & fVarious Transferred use of the surname Yeltsin, given in honour of the first president of Russia, Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007).
YUDHOYONOmJavanese From Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha) meaning "battle, fight, war" combined with यान (yana) "vehicle" or "journey". A notable bearer of this name is SusiloBambang Yudhoyono (1949-), the sixth president of Indonesia.
YUNUSBEKmUzbek, Ingush Combination of YUNUS and the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) meaning "ruler, chief, lord". A notable bearer is Yunusbek Yevkurov (1963-), the current President of Ingushetia, Russia.
YUSOFmMalay Malay form of Yosef (see JOSEPH). A notable bearer of this name was Yusof bin Ishak (1910-1970), the first president of Singapore.
ZEITUNIfEastern African This name coincides with Swahili zeituni meaning "olive", a derivative of Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn). This was borne by Zeituni Onyango (1952-2014), a Kenyan-born half-aunt of former American president Barack Obama.
ZEMINmChinese A name of Chinese former president Jiang Zemin（江泽民）. It means the water and people.