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]
OptatusmLate Roman, History Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin optatus, which can mean "wished for, longed for, desired, pleasing" as well as "chosen, selected". It is ultimately derived from the Latin verb opto, which can mean "to wish for, to desire" as well as "to choose, to select"... [more]
OptimusmAncient Roman, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Popular Culture Means "excellent" in Ancient Latin. Its etymology is uncertain. It can derive from the Greek root opti- meaning 'light, sight'. Another possible etimology is from Ancient Latin optàre "to choose, to desire" with the meaning of "the chosen one, the superior one"... [more]
OreahfGreek Form of Orea, meaning "from the mountains"
OrebmBiblical Means "raven" in Hebrew (related to the word erebh "sunset, evening"). In the Old Testament he was a Midianite leader slain by the Israelite Gideon; the "Rock of Oreb" was a cliff east of the Jordan River on which he was killed.
OrenthalmAfrican American (Rare) This given name is best known for being the first name of the retired American football player and actor O. J. Simpson, who was born in 1947 as Orenthal James Simpson. According to a 1968 interview with LIFE magazine, Simpson himself does not know the meaning and origin of his first name, telling the reporter that his aunt was the one who had named him and that she would only ever tell him that she had named him after a French or Italian actor.... [more]
OrestheusmGreek Mythology Probably a more elaborate form of Orestes, which is ultimately derived from Greek όρος (oros) meaning "mountain, hill". It is at least quite unlikely that this is a compound name where the second element is derived from Greek θεος (theos) meaning "god", because then the name would have been spelled as Ὀρεσθεος (Orestheos) in Greek... [more]
OrestinusmAncient Roman Roman cognomen that was a derivative of the Greek name Orestes. It essentially means "of Orestes" in Latin, as it contains the Latin masculine adjectival suffix -inus; this suffix later developed into a diminutive suffix, so Orestinus could also be considered a Latin diminutive of Orestes... [more]
OrestismGreek Modern Greek spelling of Orestes. A known bearer of this name is the Greek professional soccer player Orestis Karnezis (b. 1985).
OrgetorixmAncient Celtic, History Derived from Celtic orgeto "killer" (which comes from orge "to kill") combined with Celtic rix "king." This name was borne by a leader of the Helvetii (a Celtic tribe), who lived in the 1st century BC.
OrghanafMongolian A famous bearer of this name is Orghana who was an Oirat princess of the Mongol Empire and Empress.
OrguelleusmArthurian Romance Means “orgulous, proud” from Anglo-French orguillus, from orguil "pride." This was the name of several characters from Arthurian legends, including Orguelleus of the Heath (a.k.a. Orilus of Lalander), Orguelleus of the Narrow Passage (lover of Orguelleuse who was defeated by Sir Gawain), and Orguelleus the Fairy (enemy of Gawain, a knight who possessed magical powers).
OrguelleusefArthurian Romance Based on the French word orgueilleuse "haughty". Used by Wolfram von Eschenbach (c.1170–c.1220) for the Haughty Maiden of Logres, a hitherto nameless character from Arthurian legend who appears in Chrétien de Troyes' unfinished romance Perceval, the Story of the Grail... [more]
OrientiusmLate Roman Derived from the Latin noun oriens, which can mean "east" as well as "daybreak, dawn, sunrise." The word is ultimately derived from the Latin verb orior meaning "to (a)rise, to get up"... [more]
OrihimefJapanese Means "weaving princess". According to Shinto beliefs, there was a woman named Orihime who had a lover. But her lover became too distracting for her to continue her weaving, her father separated them, only allowing them to see each other once a year... [more]
Orinf & mJapanese (Rare) From Rin combined with an o kanji, e.g. 緒 meaning "cord, strap," also used as an honorific version of that name, prefixed with 御/お- (o), used with regards to female names from around the Kamakura and Muromachi periods to around the 20th century.... [more]
Orinf & mHebrew Means "lights", from Aramaic origin.
Oriolem & fEnglish From the English word "oriole" referring to "any of various colorful passerine birds, the New World orioles from the family Icteridae and the Old World orioles from the family Oriolidae (typically yellow in color)"... [more]
OrisonmEnglish (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]
OrissafIndian An Indian place name; the former name of the state of Odisha.
OrithyiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek Ορειθυια (Oreithyia) which possibly meant "woman raging in the mountains" from Greek ορειος (oreios) "of the mountains" (from oros "mountain"; cf... [more]