OnnelifFinnish Variant of Onni. Onneli is one of the two protagonists of book series written by Marjatta Kurenniemi from 1960s to 1980s, and also of two 21st century movies based on the books... [more]
OnomarisfAncient Celtic (Latinized), History This is the name of an ancient Galatian Celtic queen. Her name appears to be a compound, with variants the "-maris" element appearing in several Celtic languages, meaning "great". It may also mean "mountain ash", or possibly "like a great mountain ash or rowan tree".
OnomastosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective ὀνομαστός (onomastos) meaning "named" as well as "famous, of note, notable". It is ultimately derived from the Greek noun ὄνομα (onoma) meaning "name".
OntariomEnglish From the Canadian province or lake, ultimately derived from the Huron word Ontarí:io, meaning "great lake". This name is rare but used regularly, for instance in 1976 it was given to 17 male children, in 1992 to 18, and in 2010 to twelve.
Ontonagonf & mOjibwe Located in the state of Michigan, this Upper Peninsula county, which features the Porcupine Mountains, is named after the Ontonagon River. The name is said to be derived from an Ojibwe language word Nondon-organ, meaning "hunting river"... [more]
O'ntoymUzbek Derived from the Uzbek o'n meaning "ten" and toy meaning "colt".
OnyinahmAfrican Onyinah - is of African Origin with meaning in Ghana and Nigeria especially with the Ukwani speaking people. The name is given to a strong new born marked for greatness. the literary meaning of ONYINAH is - A MIGHTY TREE... [more]
OnyufKorean From 온 (on) meaning "all, whole, entire" and Sino-Korean 由 "cause, reason; from".
Onyxm & fEnglish Onyx comes through Latin (of the same spelling), from the Greek ὄνυξ, meaning "claw" or "fingernail". Onyx with flesh-colored and white bands can sometimes resemble a fingernail. The English word "nail" is cognate with the Greek word.
OnyxiafPopular Culture Onyxia is the name of a dragon in the MMORPG World of Warcraft. The name comes from the precious stone onyx and means "claw" or "nail".
OothoonfLiterature This name was invented by the English mystic poet William Blake, who based it on Oithóna, a name used by James Macpherson in his Ossian poems, which he claimed to have based on early Irish legends.
Oozoram & fJapanese (Modern) From 大空 (oozora) meaning "(literally) big sky, heavens, firmament, the blue," derived from a combination of 大 (oo) meaning "big, large" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky, heaven."... [more]
OpechancanoughmAlgonquin Means "he whose soul is white" in Powhatan. A noted bearer was a tribal chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of what is now Virginia in the United States, and its leader from sometime after 1618 until his death in 1646... [more]
OpelliusmLate Roman Roman nomen gentile which is of uncertain meaning. It might be derived from Latin opella, which is a diminutive of Latin opus "work, labour, accomplishment", and thus the word means something along the lines of "a bit of labour, a small job, a small accomplishment"... [more]
OphelmBiblical Hebrew The biblical name apparently given to a certain part of a settlement or city that is elevated from its surroundings, and probably means fortified hill or risen area. In the Hebrew Bible the Ophel refers to a specific part in two cities: the extended City of David (the oldest part of Jerusalem), as in the Book of Chronicles and the Book of Nehemiah (2 Chronicles 27:3; 33:14, Nehemiah 3:26; 11:21), and at Samaria, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Israel, mentioned in the Second Book of Kings (2 Book of Kings 5:24)... [more]
OphelandrosmAncient Greek The first element of this name is derived from the Greek noun ὄφελος (ophelos) meaning "help" as well as "advantage" and "gain, profit". The second element is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
OphelestesmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ὄφελος (ophelos) meaning "help, advantage" combined with the Attic Greek suffix -της (-tes), which forms nouns that represent a state of being.... [more]
OphionmGreek Mythology Diminutive form of Ophios, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion). In Greek mythology, Ophion was a titan who ruled Olympus together with Eurynome until the two were (forcibly) replaced by Cronus and Rhea.
OpiliomItalian Derived from Latin opilio meaning "shepherd, herdsman, pastor". Also compare Opellius. A bearer of this name was Opilio Rossi (1910-2004), an Italian-American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
OpimiusmAncient Roman Roman nomen gentile which is derived from the Latin adjective opimus which can mean "fat, plump, corpulent, rich" (in reference to a person) as well as "fertile, fruitful" (in reference to land)... [more]
OpitermAncient Roman Archaic Roman praenomen which had already fallen out of use by the 1st century BC. It was typically given to a son that had been born after the death of his father, while the son's paternal grandfather was still alive... [more]
OppiusmAncient Roman Roman nomen gentile which was originally a praenomen; it is the latinized form of the Oscan praenomen Úppiis. Since Oscan is a language that has long been extinct and modern knowledge of its vocabulary is limited, it is uncertain what the meaning of the name was... [more]
OpsfRoman Mythology Derived from the Latin noun ops which can mean "power, might, influence" as well as "aid, help, support" and "wealth, abundance, riches, resources." In Roman mythology, Ops (also called Opis) is a fertility goddess who is the wife of Saturn and mother of (among others) Jupiter and Juno.
OpsiusmLate Roman Roman nomen gentile which was most likely derived from the Latin noun ops which can mean "power, might, influence" as well as "aid, help, support" and "wealth, abundance, riches, resources." However, the nomen could also have come into existence for a different reason than for referring to the particular meaning that I just described... [more]