ADINDAfIndonesian, Dutch, Literature Means "sister" or "eldest daughter" (a formal, poetic term) in Indonesian. The name was used by Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820-1887), better known by his pen name Multatuli, for one of the eponymous characters in his story "Saïdjah and Adinda" in his 1860 novel Max Havelaar... [more]
ALKAIDm & fFilipino, Astronomy Means "the leader", derived from Arabic قائد بنات نعش qā'id bināt naʿsh, meaning "leader of the daughters of the bier". This is the traditional name of the star Eta Ursae Majoris in the constellation Ursa Major.
AMEKUSHIN-OTOME-ŌANKAMIfFar Eastern Mythology An alternative name for the Okinawan creator goddess AMANCHUU. Her name is derived from 天 (ame) meaning "heavens, sky", 久 (kyu) meaning "a long time", 神 (shin) meaning "spirit, deity", 乙女 (otome) meaning "daughter, maiden, virgin", 王 (ō) meaning "king", 御 (here read as 'an'), an honourific particle, and 神 (kami) meaning "spirit, deity".
AZARMIDOKHTfPersian, History From the Middle Persian name Āzarmīgdukht, which was possibly derived from Persian آزرم (âzarm) "modesty, shame; honour, respect" and دخت (dokht) "daughter". This was the name of a queen of the Sasanian Empire who reigned from 630 to 631.
BALKIZfTurkish Derived from Turkish bal meaning "honey" and kiz meaning "girl, daughter".
BATHSHUAfBiblical Means "daughter of prosperity" in Hebrew. According to George R. Stewart (1979), "In the biblical text this name is sometimes only another form for Bath-sheba, though at least once it is the name of another person... [more]
DINAfSvan, Georgian Means "girl" or "daughter" in Svan. In Georgia, this name is also the Georgian form of DINAH and can also be a short form of DINARA.
DINARAfGeorgian, Literature In Georgia, the usage of this name started in honour of the Georgian princess and queen Dinara of Hereti (10th century), who belonged to the Bagrationi dynasty and is venerated as a saint in the Georgian Orthodox Church.... [more]
DONARAfSoviet, Russian (Rare) Contraction of Russian дочь народа (doč naroda) meaning "daughter of the people". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
FRIÐMEYfIcelandic An Icelandic name with the combination of friðr "love, peace" and mær "daughter".
GAO-JERfHmong Gao-Jer meaning "The last daughter". Some Hmong family thought they'd name their last daughter that so they won't have anymore daughter.
GLORFINNIELfLiterature Means "maiden having hair of gold" from Sindarin glaur "golden light" combined with find "hair, lock of hair, tress" and the feminine suffix iel, from iell "girl, daughter, maid"... [more]
HIMIKOfJapanese Mythology Meaning "sun daughter" or "sun child" or possibly "princess" in archaic Japanese. This is from Old Japanese hime (姫) meaning 'young noblewoman, princess', or from hi (日) 'sun' and me (女) 'woman' or miko (覡 or 巫女) 'shamaness, shrine maiden, priestess'... [more]
HIMINGLÆVAfNorse Mythology Means 'the heaven-shining one, the transparent one", referring to the transparency of water. In Norse mythology, Himinglæva was one of nine daughters of ÆGIR and RÁN.
INEYfManx Of debated origin and meaning. While some scholars consider this name a Manx form of EITHNE, others derive it from Manx inney "daughter (of)". This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated ANNIE.
INÍONfHistory Simply from the Irish word iníon meaning "daughter" (the modern form of Old Irish ingen; see also INNOGEN). Iníon Dubh (literally "dark daughter") was the nickname of Fionnghuala MacDonald, the Scottish-born mother of Red Hugh and Rory O'Donnell, the last two kings of Tyrconnell.
ÍSMEYfIcelandic (Modern) Combination of the Old Norse name elements íss "ice" (compare Icelandic ís) and mǣr "little girl; virgin, unmarried girl" or mær "daughter" or mėy "girl".
IZÜDƏ̑RfMari Derived from izi meaning "small" and üdə̑r meaning "girl, daughter". This name was traditionally given to girls born on Thursdays.
JAANAKIfHindi Meaning "Daughter of Janak". Janak, which was a King married to Queen Videha.
JÁNKAfMedieval Hungarian Medieval Hungarian name recorded in the Hungarian territory of Levedia in the 8th and 9th centuries. The name is allegedly an older form of lányka, itself a diminutive of lány "girl, maiden; daughter".
JOANfJapanese From Japanese 嬢 (jo) meaning "daughter" combined with 杏 (an) meaning "apricot". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
JÓLEÁNfMedieval Hungarian Derived from Hungarian jó "good" and leány "girl; daughter". This name has been considered to be the inspiration for András Dugonics' coinage of JOLÁNKA.
JUNOfJapanese From Japanese 自由 (ju) meaning "freedom, liberty", 珠 (ju) meaning "pearl", 寿 (ju) meaning "longevity, long life", 樹 (ju) meaning "tree; plant" or 嬢 (ju) meaning "daughter" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle, 野 (no) meaning "area, field", 音 (no) meaning "sound" or 紀 (no) meaning "century"... [more]
KAARIfEastern African (Rare), Ameru The name kaari is a name popular used among the Ameru (Meru) community of Kenya. The name is given to a child named after a younger sister of one of the parents. It is especially given by the grandparents... [more]
KADINfTurkish Means "married daughter" or "(adult) woman" in Turkish.
KAUREfLiterature In the "Twilight" series, Kaure is the part-Ticuna human cleaning lady on Isle Esme. ... [more]
KAWINTHIDAfThai From Thai กวิน (kawin) meaning "good, beautiful" and ธิดา (thida) meaning "daughter".
LOGImNorse Mythology, Icelandic Means "flame, blaze" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Logi was "a handsome king of a land north of Norway. A descendant of giants, his name became Hálogi - "tall Logi" - the legendary source of the modern Hålogaland region of Norway… His daughters were Eisa and Eimyrja, names both meaning "embers", and his wife's name Glöd probably means "red-hot embers" - all suggestive that Logi is a personification and deity of fire" (K.M. Sheard, 2011).
MADONNAfJapanese From Japanese 聖 (mado) meaning "holy, sacred" or 美 (ma) meaning "beautiful", 女 (do) meaning "female, woman, wife" combined with 母 (na) meaning "mother" or 娘 (na) meaning "daughter". Other kanji combinations are possible... [more]
MEHRDOKHTfPersian Derived from Persian مهر (mehr) meaning "kindness, sympathy, love, affection" or "Mithra, the Sun", referring to the Zoroastrian deity MITHRA (compare MEHR), combined with دخت (dokht) "daughter".
NANDANAf & mIndian, Kannada, Sinhalese Derived from Sanskrit नन्दन (nandana) meaning "daughter", "son", or "rejoicing, gladdening". It is used as a feminine name in India, while it is masculine in Sri Lanka.
NÍNIELfLiterature Means "maiden of tears", composed of Sindarin nîn "tear" and the suffix -iel "daughter, maiden". In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, this was a byname (or epessë) of Niënor given by her brother Túrin in Brethil.
OCEFIfHaiti "Asefi," meaning "enough daughters" is a given name sometimes given when the parents were hoping for a son, but had a girl instead. The name stems from the comparatively greater value placed on sons in traditionally conservative Haitian culture.
PANINNGUAQfGreenlandic Means "sweet little daughter", from Greenlandic panik "daughter" combined with the endearing diminutive suffix nnguaq. This is the second most popular name for girls born in Greenland (after PIPALUK).
PERNAfJudeo-Italian, Judeo-Greek Derived from Greek pernas "to pass", this name was historically given to a girl with older sisters whose parents desperately hoped for a son. They "were literally praying for the curse of daughters to pass".
PHONSUDAfThai From Thai พร (phon) meaning "blessing" and สุดา (suda) meaning "woman, lady, daughter".
PLEIADESm & fGreek Mythology, Astronomy Name of a star cluster, likely meaning "to sail", from the ancient Greek 'plein'. Also used in Greek mythology, the Pleiades were the seven daughters of PLEIONE and ATLAS, thus meaning "daughters of Pleione".
ŠALAfNear Eastern Mythology The name of the consort of ADAD, often considered to be a minor goddess of non-Mesopotamian origin, potentially related to crop fertility. The etymology of her name is unknown, but may be from the Hurrian šāla meaning "daughter".
SALANEIDEfSami Mythology Derived from sala meaning "sun" and neida meaning "daughter, girl". This is the name of the Sami solar goddess.
SAM-SUNfKorean From Sino-Korean 三 "three" and 顺 "obey, submit to, go along with". It is also translated as "third daughter".
STEMMAfJudeo-Greek Derived from Greek stamata "to stop", this name was historically given to a girl with older sisters whose parents desperately hoped for a son. They "were literally praying for the curse of daughters to stop".
SUDAfThai Means "daughter" or "woman, lady" in Thai.
SUDARATfThai From Thai สุดา (suda) meaning "woman, lady, daughter" and รัตน์ (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
SUDAWANfThai From Thai สุดา (sù-daa) meaning "woman, lady, daughter" and วรรณ (wan) meaning "colour, tint".
THIDARATfThai From Thai ธิดา (thida) meaning "daughter, girl" and รัตน (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
THYATIRAfAmerican (Modern, Rare) From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. According Stephanus of Byzantium, the name of the city meant "daughter" from Greek θυγατήρ (thugatēr), though it may actually be from an older Lydian name... [more]
TURANDOKHTfIranian (Rare), Literature Means "daughter of Turan", composed of Persian توران (Tūrān), a region of Central Asia that was part of the Persian Empire, allegedly meaning "land of Tur" (said to have been named for the legendary Persian prince Tur, a son of King FEREYDOUN who reigned around 750 BC), and دخت (dokht) "daughter".... [more]
TURANDOTfTheatre Derived from the Persian name TURANDOKHT, meaning "daughter of Turan" (Turan being a region in Central Asia). This is the name of the title character in an opera by Giacomo Puccini... [more]
TWOSRETfAncient Egyptian She was the last known ruler and the final Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty (c.1191 BCE – c.1189 BCE). Her royan name was Sitre Meryamun which means "Daughter of Re, beloved of Amun". She was the daughter of the pharaoh MERNEPTAH and his wife TAKHAT, sister to AMENMOSE and sister and wife to the Pharaoh SETI II.
YAXSHIQIZfUzbek Derived from Uzbek yaxshi meaning "good, fine" and qiz meaning "girl, daughter".
ZAMONQIZfUzbek Derived from Uzbek zamon meaning "time, age, epoch" and qiz meaning "girl, daughter".
ZARMANDUKHTfAncient Armenian Means "the old man's daughter" from Persian zarman "old man" and duxt "daughter". This was the name of a 4th-century Armenian noblewoman who became a queen consort of Arsacid Armenia.
ZHANWISEfCircassian Derived from zhan meaning "princess (unmarried royal daughter)" and wise meaning "poem".
ZIMRAPHELfLiterature Means "jewel daughter" in Adûnaic, from Adûnaic zimra, "jewel" and phel, which probably means "daughter". Zimraphel is a translation of the Quenya name Míriel... [more]