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This is a list of submitted names in which an editor of the name is Polly Names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aadi m Indian
Means "first, most important" in Sanskrit. It can also be used as a diminutive of Aditya.
Agony m English, English (Puritan)
One of the rarer virtue names introduced by the Puritans, referring to Jesus' agony in the garden of Gethsemane.
Albinia f Ancient Roman, English
Feminine form of Albinius and Albin. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century, and was frequently used by members of the aristocratic Cecil family.
Amasa m Biblical
Means "burden" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amasa was a son of Haldai, and a nephew of King David who was murdered by his cousin Joab.
Ameena f Urdu, Dhivehi
Urdu and Dhivehi form of Amina.
Antioch m Literature, History
English form of Antiochus. The capital city of Syria bore this name, an important centre in early Christianity (founded c.300 BC by Seleucus I Nictor and named for his father, Antiochus)... [more]
Apollyon m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend, Literature
The Greek name for Abaddon, Hebrew for “The destroyer” or “Place of destruction”.... [more]
Archy m Literature
Variant of Archie.... [more]
Ashraf m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "nobler, more honorable" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition, this term is used to refer to descendants of Muhammad through his daughter, Fatimah... [more]
Ashwani m Hindi
Means "first" in Hindi.
Betsinda f Literature
Apparently a pseudo-Italian elaboration of Betsy based on similar-sounding names such as Belinda and Lucinda (perhaps Betsaida; see Bethsaida)... [more]
Blanda f Ancient Roman, Polish
Feminine form of Blandus. Blanda is also the name of an ancient Roman city in southern Italy.
Branwell m English
Variant of Bramwell. A famous namesake is Patrick Branwell Brontë, brother of the famous Brontë sisters.
Brooker m English
Transferred use of the surname Brooker.
Chesney m & f English
From the traditionally English and French topographic surname for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from the Old French chesnai "oak grove", from chesne 'oak tree'.
Chevy m & f English
A literary place name. There is a famous old poem called "The Ballad of Chevy Chase". A chase is a parcel of hunting land, and Chevy refers to the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border.... [more]
Cloudsley m English
Transferred use of the surname Cloudsley.... [more]
Comus m Greek Mythology
Greek god of revelry, merrymaking, festivity, nocturnal dalliances... [more]
Cromwell m English (Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use from the surname Cromwell derived from the place name Cromwell.
Crosby f & m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Crosby.
Del m English
In English it is used as a short form of names beginning with the prefix Del-, which is of Old French origin and means “of the”.... [more]
Devendra m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "deity, god" combined with the name of the god Indra, used here to mean "lord".
Didyme f & m Ancient Greek, Literature, French (Rare, Archaic)
As a feminine Ancient Greek name, this is the feminine form of Didymos. It was borne by a mistress of the 3rd-century BC Egyptian king Ptolemy II Philadelphus... [more]
Dryden m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Dryden.... [more]
Edeyrn m History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Edeyrn (c. 6th century) was a pre-congregational saint of Wales, related to Vortigern and the royal house of Powys and the brother of Saint Aerdeyrn and Elldeyrn. Edeyrn is the patron saint of Lannédern in France and Llanedeyrn in Wales, where he founded a monastery of over 300 people.
Elbur f & m Popular Culture, Literature
Used by the popular British novelist Eleanor Burford (1906-1993) as a pen name, in which case it was formed from a contraction of her birth name, i.e., by combining the initial syllables of Eleanor (El) and Burford (-bur)... [more]
Electa f English
Taken from the word “elected” meaning "chosen". ... [more]
Elfine f Literature, English (Rare)
Perhaps an invented name based on similar-sounding names such as Elvina, Elfa and Elfreda, influenced by the word elfin... [more]
Elfric m Medieval English
Medieval form of Ælfric.
Ellice f English, Anglo-Norman, Medieval Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Eilíse and Eilís. This name was recorded in late medieval Ireland on women born into English and Anglo-Norman families... [more]
Elphias m Literature
Used by author J. K. Rowling for a minor character in her 'Harry Potter' series. It may have been intended as a variant of Éliphas, the pen name of French occultist Eliphas Levi... [more]
Elphin m Welsh Mythology
Possibly a Welsh cognate of the Gaelic name Ailpein (see Alpin). In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was one of Arthur's warriors, the son of Gwyddno Long Shanks... [more]
Erek m English
Variant of Eric.
Ethelwyn m & f English
Derived from the Old English masculine name Æðelwine. When many Old English names were revived in the 19th century, it saw use as a feminine name, probably due to its similarity to the popular name Ethel... [more]
Farruhk m Arabic
Variant transcription of Farouk.
Fig m & f English, Literature
Fig is the name of Hannah's cousin in Curtis Sittenfield's 'The Man of My Dreams'.... [more]
Godelot m Medieval French
Medieval French diminutive of Godefroy, Godehard, Godégisel and other Germanic names beginning with the element god meaning "god".
Gratus m Polish (Archaic), Late Roman, History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from Latin gratus "pleasing, acceptable; dear, beloved; grateful, thankful". This name was borne by several saints.
Grizelda f American (South, Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Kashubian
Hungarian and Kashubian form and English and Afrikaans variant of Griselda. The English usage may have been influenced by Grizel.
Hiren m Indian
Sanskrit name which has been translated as either “lord genius” or “lord of gemstones and pearls”.
Huilen f Mapuche
Mapuche "spring".... [more]
Hymen m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek hymenaios meaning "bridal song, hymeneal (wedding hymn)". In Greek mythology Hymen was the god of marriage and weddings, supposed to preside over every wedding.
Inzamam m Arabic
Means "hope" in Arabic.
Isumbras m Literature
Means “iron arm”, from a combination of French and Anglo-Saxon. Sir Isumbras is a famous character from medieval English literature.
Jassy f Literature
The title character of a 1944 melodramatic novel by Norah Lofts, made into a film in 1947. In the story, Jassy is a wild gypsy girl. The name seems to be a form of Jessie – probably not short for Jessica, but a pet form of Jane.
Jemuel m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "day of god".... [more]
Kaheleha m Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
A legendary chief from native Hawaiian mythology.
Keemo m Hawaiian
Variant of Kimo.
Kerim m Lezgin, Chechen, Karachay-Balkar, Abazin, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Bosnian
Form of Karim used in various languages.
Kilmeny f Literature, English
From the name of a village on the island of Islay, Scotland, in which the first element is from Gaelic cille meaning "church, cell". It is thought to mean "monastery" or "church of Saint Eithne"... [more]
Lauralee f Popular Culture, English (Rare)
Variant of Lorelei, influenced by the names Laura and Lee.
Lear m Manx
Derived from Proto-Celtic *liro- "sea; ocean".
Leopoldina f German (Rare), English (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Galician, Romanian, Slovene, Hungarian
German, Portuguese and English variant and Galician, Romanian, Hungarian and Slovene form of Leopoldine. Leopoldina of Austria (1797 – 1826) was the first Brazilian empress.
Loelia f English (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning, this name is said to be a variant of Laelia (perhaps arising from a misreading of the ligature æ as œ). Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of Loel... [more]
Loxias m Greek Mythology
Greek “the obscure”.... [more]
Maddalo m Literature
Italian name which is a masculine form of Magdalene. Most famously used in the poem “Julian and Maddalo” (1819) by Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which the philosophical Julian is based on himself, and the cynical Maddalo is based on Lord Byron.
Magenta f English, Theatre
Named for the mauvish-crimson colour. The dye to make the colour was discovered and named shortly after the Battle of Magenta in 1859 (the town is situated in northern Italy). The colour may have been inspired by the colour of the uniforms worn by the French troops, or by the colour of the land soaked in blood after the battle... [more]
Malma f Indian
Indian name coming from the Urdu word for “gilded”.
Menalcus m Literature
Variant of Menalcas, a Greek name from Latin literature which is used to represent a shepherd or rustic figure. The name appears in Virgil’s “Eclogues” and the “Idylls” of Theocritus and means “strong, firm, resolute”.... [more]
Mischka m & f Various (Rare), English (American, Rare)
German transcription of Mishka (originally Russian).... [more]
Mizpah f English (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Derived from Hebrew מִצְפָּה (miṣpāh, mitspah) "watchtower". As mentioned in the biblical story of Jacob and Laban, making a pile of stones marked an agreement between two people, with God as their watching witness.
Nasreen f Urdu, Bengali
Urdu form of Nasrin as well as a Bengali alternate transcription.
Naveem m Indian
Variant of Naveen.... [more]
Neot m Medieval Cornish, Cornish (Archaic), History (Ecclesiastical)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps ultimately from Nodens. Saint Neot was a 9th-century Cornish monk who gave his name to a village in Cornwall. His feast day is the 31st July.
Nimshi m Biblical
Means “rescued” in Hebrew. This is the name father of Jehoshaphat in the Old Testament.
Northey f Literature
Transferred use of the surname Northey. The Nancy Mitford novel Don't Tell Alfred (1960) has a character named Northey; it is explained in the story that she was named after the Great Northern Hotel in London, where she was conceived.
Olo m Spanish
Diminutive of Orlando.
Orison m English (Rare, Archaic)
Directly taken from the archaic word meaning "prayer", which is derived from Anglo-Norman oreison and ultimately from Latin oro (via Latin oratio) "to beg; to beseech".... [more]
Pacifique m French (Archaic), French (African), French (Belgian, Rare)
French form of Pacificus. The name coincides with French pacifique "pacific, calm, peaceful".
Pandarus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Literature, Theatre
Latinized form of Greek Πάνδαρος (Pandaros), which was possibly derived from παν (pan) "all" and an uncertain second element. This is the name of a mythical archer who appears in stories of the Trojan War, and "who by an arrow-shot violates the truce between the Trojans and Greeks, and is afterwards slain by Diomedes." In Homer's 'Iliad' he is portrayed as an energetic and impetuous warrior, but in medieval literature he becomes a witty and licentious figure who facilitates the affair between Troilus and Cressida... [more]
Parvez m Bengali, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Bengali, Urdu and Indian form of Parviz.
Penn m English, Welsh Mythology
Means "head, top" in Welsh. This was the name of two characters in Welsh legend. It can also come from the English surname which was from a place name meaning "hill" in Old English.
Pire f & m Mapuche, Literature
From Mapudungun pire meaning "snow, hail" (compare Piren, derived from the verb).... [more]
Pyramus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Literature, Romani (Archaic)
From the Greek Πυραμος (Pyramos), taken from the name of the river Pyramos and derived from Greek πυρ (pyr) "fire" or πυρος (pyros) "wheat". In classical mythology, he was the lover of Thisbe.
Quadim m Arabic
Means "ancient" in Arabic.
Ranjiv m Indian
Means "victorious" in Sanskrit.
Rastaban m Astronomy
Traditional name for Beta Draconis, the third brightest star in the Draco constellation. The name comes from Arabic ra's ath-thu'ban, which means "head of the serpent".
Rayif m Turkish
Means "most merciful, most kind" in Turkish.
Reta f English
Variant of Rita.
Rezaul m Arabic
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
Ring m English
Short for Ringgold, a Welsh surname meaning “cliff, steep bank”.... [more]
Robinette f Medieval French, French (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Robine (as -ette is a French feminine diminutive suffix). In other words: you could say that this name is the feminine form of Robinet... [more]
Ruthanne f English
Combination of the names Ruth 1 and Anne 1.
Sharmilla f Arabic
Variant transcription of Sharmila.
Sinfi f Romani
Romani form of Cynthia.
Somerset m English
The name of an English county used as a personal name. It is derived from Old English and may mean “the people of the summer settlement” or “settlers by the sea-lakes”. It is often translated as “Land of Summer”.
Soresh m Indian
Variant of Suresh.
Sosthène m French
French form of Sosthenes.
Sosthenes m Ancient Greek, Biblical
Means "safe in strength", derived from the Greek adjective σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" (see Sosigenes) combined with the Greek noun σθένος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength".... [more]
Stanton m English
Transferred use of the surname Stanton.
Stephano m Interlingua, Theatre
Variant of Stefano and Interlingua form of Stephen. This is the name of a drunkard in Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' (1611).
Sturgis m Literature
Transferred use of the surname Sturgis. This was used as a masculine name by J. K. Rowling in her 'Harry Potter' series of books.
Sufìa f Sicilian
Sicilian form of Sophia.
Tannis f English (Rare)
Variant of Tanis. This was used by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery in her short story 'Tannis of the Flats' (1920), where it belongs to a Métis girl of Cree descent... [more]
Teck m English, American
Short form of Tecumseh. A famous namesake is actor Teck Holmes.
Teukros m Greek Mythology
Possibly related to the name of the Hittite god Tarku or Tarhunna, or perhaps derived from the Greek verb τεύχω (teucho) meaning "to make, do, perform; to cause, prepare"... [more]
Tiresias m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, Greek
Tiresias was born a man, but was changed into a woman as punishment by a vengeful goddess (either Hera or Athena) when he disturbed an act held sacred to her. Most sources say it was Athena, who was angered when Tiresias used his staff to strike two mating snakes... [more]
Tonicha f African American (Rare), English (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Tanisha. In the case of the Portuguese singer Tonicha (1946-), born Antónia de Jesus Montes Tonicha, it is apparently from her surname.
Toyah f English, Dutch (Rare)
Variant spelling of Toya.... [more]
Trilby f English (Rare), Literature
The name of the titular character in George Du Maurier's 1894 novel 'Trilby', about an tone-deaf model who is hypnotized to become a talented singer. The name became a (now obsolete) colloquial term for a foot, as the character's feet were objects of admiration... [more]
Tristine f English (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Tristan using the popular suffix ine, probably influenced by the sound of Christine. It is borne by American writer Tristine Rainer.
Ulfin m Arthurian Romance
An ancient British name which means "little wolf". Most well known in the Arthurian legends of Geoffrey Monmouth, where Sir Ulfin plays a role in Merlin's plot for King Arthur to be born.
Umaq m Quechua
Means "betrayer, traitor" in Quechua.
Umed m Indian
Means "hope, desire, goal" in Hindi.
Upma f Indian
Hindi name meaning “the best”. Upma is also a cereal dish similar to semolina.
Urquhart m Literature
Transferred use of the surname Urquhart. Used as a male name by J.K. Rowling in the "Harry Potter" books.
Utlapa m Literature
The name of a powerful spirit warrior in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. The meaning of the name is unknown, and seems to have been created by Meyer.
Veula f American (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Beulah.
Vikesh m Hinduism, Indian
Sanskrit name meaning "the moon".
Wakanda f Literature, New World Mythology
Used by J.K. Rowling in her 'Harry Potter' series of books as a personal name for a minor female character, perhaps due to its similarity to Wanda, taken from the form of Wakan Tanka used by the Omaha people... [more]
Walden m Literature
Place name from Old English: “wooded valley”.... [more]
Wicuś m Polish
Diminutive of Wincenty.
Winnold m English
Old English form of Winwaloe, Gunwalloe or Guenole. A Breton name which means “he who is fair”. ... [more]
Zafrina f Obscure
Etymology uncertain. ... [more]
Zende m Swahili
Means "strong, firm" in Swahili.