Submitted Names Starting with N

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Nepotian m English, German (Rare, Archaic), History
English and German form of Nepotianus. A bearer of this name was Nepotian of Asturias, a Visigothic count who became King of Asturias in 842 AD but was killed the same year.
Nepotianus m Late Roman, History
This Roman cognomen is derived from the Roman nomen gentile Nepotius, which itself was derived from the Latin word nepos meaning "grandson, nephew, descendant". A bearer of this name was the 4th-century Roman usurper Nepotianus, a nephew of Constantine the Great (via Nepotianus' mother, Eutropia).
Népotien m French
French form of Nepotian.
Nepotijan m Croatian
Croatian form of Nepotian.
Nepoziano m Italian
Italian form of Nepotian.
Neppie f American
Diminutive of Penelope.
Neptú m Catalan
Catalan form of Neptune.
Neptun m Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish
Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian and Polish form of Neptune.
Neptunine f Roman Mythology
Feminine form of Neptune used by Roman poet Catullus (64. 28) to refer to the Greek nymph Thetis, because she was a granddaughter of Poseidon, the Greek Neptune.
Neqa-tibeb m Ge'ez
Means "wisdom is vigilant" in Ge'ez.
Neqi m Greenlandic
Younger form of Neĸe.
Ner m Biblical
Means "lamp" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Ner is the father of Abner and uncle of Saul.
Nera f Croatian, Hebrew
Feminine form of Ner. It also means "candle" in Hebrew (hence may be given to girls born during Hanukkah).
Nera f Medieval Italian
Feminine form of Nero.
Nerdanel f Literature
Quenya name; meaning unknown. This is the name of Fëanor's wife in Tolkien's legendarium.
Nerdlâĸ f Greenlandic
Means "greater white-fronted goose chick" in Greenlandic.
Nerea f Italian, Sicilian, Galician
Feminine form of Nereo.
Nérée m French
French form of Nereus.
Nereia f Portuguese
Portuguese femenine form of Nereu
Nerej m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Nereus.
Nerėjas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Nereus.
Nerella f Hungarian
Variant of Nerina.
Nerena f Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It might possibly be related to the Greek name Nereine (also found in the form Nerine), which is ultimately derived from Nereus... [more]
Nerënxa f Albanian
From the Albanian nerënxë meaning "bitter orange".
Nereu m Catalan, Portuguese, Galician, Sicilian
Catalan, Portuguese, Galician and Sicilian form of Nereus.
Néreusz m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nereus.
Nerey m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Nereus.
Nergal m Near Eastern Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
In Mesopotamian mythology he is a deity of Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia, with the main seat of his cult at Cutha, represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim. He is the son of Enlil and Ninlil, and is sometimes associated with Shamash... [more]
Nêrgiz f Kurdish
Kurdish form of Narcissus.
Nergiz f Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus" in Turkish.
Neri m & f Hebrew
Means "my candle" in Hebrew.
Neri f Japanese
From Japanese 音 (ne) meaning "sound" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
Neri f Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of Valvanera.
Neria f Italian
Feminine form of Nerio.
Neria f & m Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Neriya.... [more]
Nerija f Lithuanian
Possibly derived from Old Prussian neria "to dive (like a swimmer)".
Nerijus m Lithuanian
Not available
Nerilė f Lithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian element nerė meaning "to dive."
Neriman f Turkish
Turkish form of Nariman used as a feminine name.
Nerin m Breton
Breton cognate of Neirin.
Nerina f Greek Mythology
One of the daughter of Nereus. Means "sea nymph", "nereid", or "mermaid".
Neringa f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
From Lithuanian legends about Neringa and Naglis. The exact origin and meaning of the name are uncertain, however some scholars believe that it is derived from Old Prussian neria "to dive (like a swimmer)."... [more]
Neriptie m Nganasan
Means "determined" in Nganasan.
Nerita f Spanish (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning.
Nerites m Greek Mythology
The god of shellfish and the charioteer of the sea. He is the only son out of the fifty Nereides, is described as being boyishly handsome and was also dearly loved by the sea creatures. In mythology, he rejected Aphrodite's invitation to Olympus, preferring his life at sea, resulting in him turning into a shellfish by a scorned Aphrodite... [more]
Nerius m Ancient Roman
An Oscan prenomen meaning "strong, vigorous" (related to the Latin prenomen Nero).... [more]
Nerius m Lithuanian (Rare)
Spelling variant of Nerijus.
Neriya f & m Hebrew (Modern)
Modern Hebrew variant of Neriah.... [more]
Nerkez m Albanian
Etymology uncertain, perhaps an Albanian masculine form of Narges.
Nerlaaq f Greenlandic
Younger form of Nerdlâĸ.
Nerle m Literature
Meaning unknown, possibly based on Merle. This is the name of a character in L. Frank Baum's novel ''The Enchanted Island of Yew'' (1903).
Nermê f Kurdish
From Kurdish nerm meaning "tender, mild".
Neró m Catalan
Catalan form of Nero.
Neroli f English (Australian)
From the name of an essential oil distilled from orange blossom, which was derived from the Italian place name Nerola, itself probably meaning "strong" or "brave" from Sabine nero. Neroli oil was named after the princess of Nerola, Anne Marie Orsini, who popularized the essence of bitter orange tree as a perfume, making it fashionable by the end of the 17th century.
Néron m French
French form of Nero.
Nerón m Galician, Spanish
Galician and Spanish form of Nero.
Neron m Ancient Roman (Hellenized), Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
Hellenized form of Nero as well as the Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian form of the name.
Neronas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Nero.
Nerone m Italian
Italian form of Nero.
Neroua m Ancient Roman (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of Nerva. Also compare the names Silvanus and Silouanos, which show that the letter -v- was usually hellenized to -ou- by the ancient Greeks.
Nerrivik f New World Mythology, Inuit Mythology
The Inuit goddess of the sea and sea animals.
Nerse m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian form of Narseh via Nerseh. This name was borne by a Georgian prince from the 8th century AD.
Nerseh m Parthian, Armenian (Rare)
Parthian and Armenian form of Narseh. This name was once commonly used in Armenia, but it is extremely rare there nowadays; there are roughly a handful of men with this name in Armenia... [more]
Nerþuz f Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Reconstructed Ancient Germanic name derived from ner ("power of life"). This is the name of a Germanic earth goddess. It is also an older form of the Old Norse (masculine) name Njǫrðr.
Nerull m Popular Culture
Nerull is the Flan god of death, darkness, murder, and the underworld in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.
Nervas m Ancient Roman (Hellenized), Late Greek, Greek
Late Greek and modern Greek form of Neroua, which is the ancient Greek form of Nerva.
Nerville m English
It is used by a character named Nerville from the Annoying Orange television series. He is played by Toby Turner, aka Tobuscus.
Nerwen f Literature
Means "man-maiden" in Quenya. This was the name given to Galadriel by her mother. It was chosen because of Galadriel's great height.
Nês f Portuguese
Diminutive of Inês.
Nes m & f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
Nes m Scottish (Rare)
Scottish masculine name meaning headland
Nesa f Romansh, Swedish (Rare), Sardinian
Romansh variant of Neisa, traditionally found in the Surselva region, as well as a Swedish short form of Agnes and a Sardinian short form of Agnesa.
Nesace f Literature
This was used by Edgar Allan Poe in his epic poem 'Al Aaraaf' (1829), in which the angel Nesace is Beauty personified. Apparently he based it on Greek νησάκη (nesake) "small island, islet" (compare Nesaie).
Nesaie f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek νησαῖος (nêsaios) meaning "insular, of an island", itself a derivative of νῆσος (nêsos) "island". In Greek mythology this was the name of one of the fifty Nereids.
Nescha f Romansh
Variant of Nesa, traditionally found in the Surselva region.
Neshama f Jewish
Hebrew for "soul", often used to honour Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through his daughter, Neshama.
Nesib m Albanian
Albanian form of Nasib.
Nesibe f Turkish
Turkish form of Nasiba.
Nesibeli f Kazakh
Means "lucky, favoured" in Kazakh.
Nesikhva f Chuvash
Chuvash variant of Nazifa.
Nesim m Albanian
Albanian form of Nasim.
Nesime f Albanian
Albanian form of Nasim.
Nesina f Romansh
Diminutive of Nesa.
Nesitanebetashru f Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian feminine name meaning “Belonging to the lady of the ashru”. The ashru was a crescent-shaped sacred lake around the temples of solar goddesses.
Néska f Kashubian
Diminutive of Agnés and Agnésa.
Neskato f Basque (Rare)
Ancient Basque feminine name that was found on inscriptions in the Basque region of France dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries.
Neskhons f Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian feminine name meaning "She belongs to Khonsu".
Neslisah f Persian
From, the last princess Imperial of the Ottoman Empire, Princess Fatma Neslişah Sultan, meaning "descending from shah", "descending from royalty.
Nesma f Turkish, Arabic
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
Neso f Greek Mythology, Astronomy
Derived from Greek νῆσος (nêsos) meaning "island". In Greek mythology this name was borne by one of the Nereids. A moon of Neptune bears this name in her honour.
Nesreen f Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
Egyptian variant of Nasrin.
Nesria f Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Found in Tunisia.
Nesrin f Persian
Nesrin means "wild rose".
Nesrine f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Nasrin (chiefly Tunisian and Algerian).
Nesryn f Literature
The name of a character in the Throne of Glass series, written by Sarah J. Maas.
Ness f & m Hebrew (Rare)
Variant of Nes means "miracle" in Hebrew.
Ness m English (Rare), Popular Culture
Transferred use of the surname Ness or a masculine form of Nessa.... [more]
Nessa f Portuguese
Diminutive of Inês.
Nessa f Cornish (Modern)
Derived from Cornish nessa "second; nearest".
Nessan m & f Irish
Variant of Neasán
Nessarose f Literature
The name of the Wicked Witch of the East in Gregory Maguire's "Wicked" and its musical adaptation. In the novel, she's born without arms and she is deeply religous, then goes mad with power.
Nessel f & m Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the name Ness means "miracle" and El, reference to God.
Nessie f Manx (Archaic)
Of debated origin and meaning. While it was certainly used as a diminutive of Agnes, some scholars consider this name a Manx adaption of Neasa.
Nessie f English, Scottish
Originally a diminutive of Agnes, used independently from at least the 18th century. It is now also used as a diminutive of Vanessa... [more]
Nessim m Arabic, Jewish
Variant of Nasim.
Nessus m Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Nessus (Ancient Greek: Νέσσος) was a famous centaur who was killed by Heracles, and whose tainted blood in turn killed Heracles. He was the son of Centauros. He fought in the battle with the Lapiths and became a ferryman on the river Euenos... [more]
Nest m Kashubian
Short form of Érnest.
Nesta m Caribbean
The name is a Jamaican Patois form of Nestor.... [more]
Nesta f Kashubian
Diminutive of Érnesta.
Neste f Medieval Welsh
Medieval variant of Nest and Nesta.
Neste f Hungarian
Variant of Nyeste.
Nesteren f Ubykh
Possibly an Ubykh form of Nesrin.
Neştiuta f Medieval Romanian
Derived from Romanian neştiut "unknown". This was an amuletic name.
Nèstor m Catalan
Catalan form of Nestor.
Nestòr m Provençal
Provençal form of Nestor.
Nestoria f Greek Mythology, Medieval French, Medieval
Feminine version of Nestor. A rare example of a Greek mythological name (which was not otherwise the name of a saint) used in the early Middle Ages.
Nestorie m Romanian
Romanian form of Nestorios (see Nestor).
Nestorije m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Nestorios (see Nestor).
Nestório m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nestorios (see Nestor).
Nestorio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Nestorios (see Nestor).
Nestorios m Ancient Greek
Extended form of Nestor.
Nestorius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nestorios. This name was borne by an archbishop of Constantinople from the 5th century AD.
Nestoriusz m Polish
Polish form of Nestorios (see Nestor).
Nestoriy m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Nestorios (see Nestor).
Nestors m Latvian
Latvian form of Nestor.
Nestu m Maltese
Maltese form of Nestor.
Nesturi m Sicilian
Sicilian form of Nestore.
Nesubanebdjedet m Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian masculine name meaning "He belongs to Banebdjed".
Nesuha f Ethiopian
Possible from an Arabic root nasuh which means something like sincerity, often found in the religious context taubat-an-nasuha meaning sincere return or repentance.
Nesulte f Nanai
Means "rowan berry" in Nanai.
Nesya f Hebrew (Modern)
Combination of the name Nes with the letters יה (which are part of the name of God) means "Miracle of God" in Hebrew.
Neszta f Hungarian
Variant of Nyeste as well as a short form of Anasztázia.
Neta f Estonian
Short form of Agneta.
Netalee f Hebrew, American (Rare)
Combination of Neta and Lee. This is the birth name of Natalie Portman.
Netali f Hebrew
Means "my seedling" from Hebrew נֶטַע (neta) "seedling, plant" (see Neta) combined with לִי (li) "for me, to me" or "I have". This is a modern Hebrew name often given to girls born on Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish Arbor Day or Holiday of Trees.
Netanela f Hebrew
Feminine form of Netanel.
Netanja m & f German (Rare)
Form of Nethaniah used in modern German bibles. The name is masculine in the Bible, but sometimes used for girls.
Nete m Fijian
Fijian form of Ned.
Netha m & f Indian, Meroitic, Hindi
It dates back to 1500 bc through the Telugu peoples to Sanskrit to Kushite 25th Dynasty
Netha f Scandinavian and Southern African
Diminutive of Agnetha used both in Scandinavian and Southern African countries.
Nethanja m German (Archaic)
Form of Nethaniah used in older Bibles, current Bibles use the spelling Netanja.
Nethanya f English (Modern, Rare)
A rare variant of the masculine Biblical name Nethaniah used for girls.
Nethe f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Short form of Agnete and Agnethe, recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
Netico m Spanish
Diminutive of Ernesto.
Netikhva f Chuvash
Chuvash form of Latifa.
Netina f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "to give" in Hebrew.
Netiqret f Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian form of Nitocris.
Netjeraperef m Ancient Egyptian
Means "he who works for a god" in Egyptian.
Nétka f Kashubian
Diminutive of Anéta.
Netnari f Lao
Possibly from ເນດ (net) meaning "eye" and ນາຣີ (nari) meaning "woman, lady".
Neto m Spanish
Diminutive of Ernesto.
Netoy m Filipino, Tagalog
Diminutive of Ernesto and Néstor.
Netra f Thai
Means "sleeping beauty" in Thai.
Netra f Sanskrit
Sanskrit word for the eye. Also Hindi for the eye as well.
Netra m Hindi
It means leader, guide and eyes.
Netra f Khmer
Means "eyes" in Khmer,
Netra m Sanskrit
The meaning of this name is leader, guide and eyes.
Netsanet m Ethiopian [more]
Nettan f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Annette.
Nettario m Italian
Italian form of Nektarios via Nectarius.
Netti f Hungarian
Variant of Netta.
Nettle f & m English (Rare)
From the English word for the herbaceous plant 'nettle' (derived from Old English netele, which is ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *natilon, a diminutive of *naton which is perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root *ned- meaning "to twist, knot.")
Nettunu m Sicilian
Sicilian form of Neptune.
Netty f English (Rare), Swedish, Norwegian
Diminutive of Annette, Netta and other names with the suffix -nette.
Neu f Catalan (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Neus. It is the Catalan word for "snow".
Neuale f Albanian
Albanian form of Nawal.
Neul-binna f Korean (Modern, Rare)
From Binna prefixed with 늘 (neul) meaning "always, forever."
Neul-byeol f & m Korean (Modern, Rare)
From Byeol prefixed with 늘 (neul) meaning "always, forever."
Neul-pureum f & m Korean (Modern, Rare)
From Pureum prefixed with 늘 (neul) meaning "always, forever."
Neul-sarang f & m Korean (Modern, Rare)
From Sarang prefixed with 늘 (neul) meaning "always, forever."
Neul-somang f & m Korean (Modern, Rare)
From So-mang prefixed with 늘 (neul) meaning "always, forever."
Neum m Mormon
Hebrew prophet quoted by Nephi.
Neung f Thai
Nickname, meaning number one.
Neurite f Portuguese (African)
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
Nèus f Occitan
Occitan form of Neus.
Nev m English (British, Rare), Irish (Rare)
Short form of Neville (English), Nevan and Nevin (both Irish). Known bearers of this name include the American former sports broadcaster Nev Chandler (1946-1994) and the Australian former politician Nev Warburton (b... [more]
Nev m Hebrew
Short form of Yaniv. A known bearer of this name is Yaniv "Nev" Schulman (b. 1984), an Israeli-American producer, actor and photographer.
Néva f Hungarian
Diminutive of Genovéva, meaning "family woman".
Neva f Slovene, Bulgarian
Slovene short form of Nevenka and Bulgarian short form of Nevena.
Nevah f English (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Neva influenced by the spelling of Norah.
Neval f Turkish
Turkish form of Nawal.
Nevara f Uzbek
Means "grandchild" in Uzbek.
N'evde f Even
Even form of Evdokia.
Neve f Italian (Rare)
Directly taken from Italian neve "snow".
Neve m & f Hebrew
Variant of Neveh.
Neveadhitha f Santali
Meaning "Pure".
Neveah f American
Variant of Nevaeh.
Neveh m & f Hebrew
Means "oasis" in Hebrew.
Nevel m Popular Culture
form of Neville. name of an enemy on iCarly
Neven m Manx (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Naoimbin, meaning "little saint".
Neven m Breton
Derived from Breton neñv "sky; heaven", this name is occasionally considered the Breton equivalent of Caelestinus.
Nevena f Breton
Feminine form of Neven.
Nevenoe m Medieval Breton, Breton (Rare), History
Older form of Neven. Nevenoe was the first Duke of Brittany from 846 to his death in 851. He is the Breton pater patriae and to Breton nationalists he is known as Tad ar Vro "father of the country".
Nevet m & f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
means "sprout" in hebrew.
Nevfidan f Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish "new sapling": nev - "new" (taken form the Persian language) and fidan - "sapling, plant" (taken from the Greek language).
Nevia f Italian, English (Rare), Slovene (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Nevio, also occasionally used in English and Slovene.
Neviana f Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Nevyana. A known bearer of this name is the Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast Neviana Vladinova (b. 1994).
Nevica f Slovene
Diminutive of Nevenka via Neva, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Nevin f Turkish
Turkish feminine name of Persian origin meaning "new; the new(est) one".... [more]
Nevin m English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Naomhán.
Nevina f Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Slovene (Rare)
Either a form of Nevena or derived from Slavic nevina meaning ''innocent''.
Nevine f Arabic (Egyptian)
Meaning and origin uncertain
Nevins m & f English
Transferred use of the surname Nevins.
Nevjana f Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Nevyana.
Nevo m Hebrew
Mountain Nevo, a mountain mentioned in the Bible. Located in western Jordan, the mountain from which Moses looked upon the earth before his death.
Nevyana f Bulgarian
Variant form of Nevena.
Nevzat m Turkish
Turkish form of the Avestan name Naozad, which means "newborn".
Nevzet m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Nevzat.
Nevzeta f Bosnian
Feminine form of Nevzet.
Newa f Kurdish
Means "melody" in Kurdish.
Newal f Kurdish
Kurdish form of Nahal or derived from Kurdish newal meaning "valley".
Neway m Ge'ez
Means "vessel" in Ge'ez.
Newbihar f Kurdish
Derived from Kurdish meaning "new" and bihara meaning "spring".
Newell m English
Transferred use of the surname Newell of various meanings such as a location name "new hall" where hall refers to a communal building or a variant of Neville or of Noel... [more]
Newen m & f Mapuche
From Mapudungun newen meaning "force, strength."
Newland m Literature
Name borne by the main character of Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence, Newland Archer.
Newlyn f Cornish
Cornish form of Nolwenn. It belonged to a 5th-century Cornish saint.
Newman m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Newman.
Newport m English
Transferred use of the surname Newport.
Newsha f Persian
Variant transcription of Niusha. This is borne by Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian (1981-).
Newtyn f English
Feminine form of Newton.
Nex'daxe f Circassian
Circassian feminine name meaning "more beautiful".
Nexhat m Albanian
Albanian form of Nedžad.
Nexhib m Albanian
Albanian form of Najib.
Nexhibe f Albanian
Albanian feminine form of Najib.
Nexhmi m Albanian
Albanian form of Najm
Nexhmije f Albanian
Perhaps a derivative of mije- "thousand".
Nexhmije f Albanian
Albanian form of Najma.
Ney m English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Maybe from the surname Ney borne by a general in the army of emperor Napoleon I.
Neya f English
Variant of Naya.
Neya f Soviet, Russian
Contracted form of Energiya. This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.... [more]
Neyah f English
Variant of Naya.
Neymar m Brazilian
Of unknown meaning. ... [more]
Neyo f Japanese
From Japanese 禰 (ne) meaning "one's deceased father" combined with 夜 (yo) meaning "night". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
Neyriane f Brazilian
Elaborated form of Neyri.
Neysa f English (Rare)
Possibly a short form of Agnes.