are used in the country of Georgia in central Eurasia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AMIRINDO m Georgian (Rare)
Derived from Middle Persian amir-e Hind
meaning "Emir of India". The first word in that sentence is the Arabic military title Emir
in Arabic), which is ultimately derived from Arabic أمير (amīr)
meaning "commander, ruler, prince"... [more]
ANDRI m Georgian
Short form of Andria
. This name is pretty rare in Georgia nowadays; Andro
is the more common short form.
APOLONI m Georgian (Rare)
Older Georgian form of Apollon
). There are probably also instances where Apoloni is the Georgian form of Apollonios
. Either way, the name is quite rare in Georgia nowadays, as it had to make way for the more modern form Apolon
(which is much more common).
APRIDON m Georgian (Archaic)
Georgian form of Afrīdōn
(also found spelled as Afrīdūn
), which is the arabized form of the Persian name Fereydūn
). Also compare the Middle Persian form of Fereydūn, which is Frēdōn
ARCHILI m Georgian
Older form of Archil
, which is currently still in use in Georgia. It is not as common as Archil, however.
ARDALION m Late Greek, Georgian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Several sources state that this given name is likely derived from Latin ardalio
meaning "busybody" (which thus connotates troublesomeness), but it is probably more likely that it is derived from ἀρδάλιον (ardalion)
, the Greek name for a certain water vessel or cup... [more]
ARJEVAN m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian form of the Avestan name Arejahvant
(also found written as Arejanghant
), which is derived from Avestan arej
"price, value, worth" combined with the Avestan suffix vant
ARTEMI m Georgian, Russian
Variant form of Artem
(Georgian) and variant transcription of Artemiy
(Russian). Bearers of this name include Russian soccer player Artemi Ogarkov (b. 1986) and Russian ice hockey player Artemi Panarin (b... [more]
ASTION m Late Greek, Georgian (Rare)
Means "small city" in Greek, derived from Greek ἄστυ (astu)
"city, town" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion)
. This name was borne by an obscure saint from the 3rd century AD, who was martyred at Halmyris together with saint Epictetus.
AVRORA f Armenian (?), Azerbaijani (?), Bulgarian, Georgian (?), Russian, Slovene (?), Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian, and Ukrainian form of Aurora
. This form is also used in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Slovene, and Georgian to refer to the Roman goddess.
BARAM m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian form of Bahram
. This name is extremely rare in Georgia today; actually, one could almost consider it to be archaic.
BASILI m Georgian (Rare)
Older Georgian form of Basileios
). This name is barely in use nowadays. Its shorter form Basil is considered more modern and is thus more in use, but even that name is rare in Georgia... [more]
BERA m Georgian (Rare)
Derived from the Georgian noun ბერი (beri)
, which literally means "monk" but can also (figuratively) mean "old man" in at least some cases. Also compare the noun ბერიკაცი (berikatsi)
meaning "old man" and the verb დაბერება (dabereba)
meaning "to age, to grow old".... [more]
BICHIKO m Georgian
Pet form of Bichia
, which has by now become an independent name in Georgia. Interestingly, in this case the pet form (Bichiko) is much more common in Georgia than the main form (Bichia).
BORENA f Georgian
The meaning of this name is uncertain. A well-known bearer of this name was Borena of Alania (11th century AD), an Alan princess who went on to become queen of Georgia after marrying the widowed king Bagrat IV of Georgia... [more]
DACHI m Georgian
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from დარჩი
(darči, "stay"), or a hypocorism of Archil
DAČI m Georgian
Derived from დარჩი (darči)
meaning "to stay".
DADASH m Georgian (Archaic)
Apparently means "of the mother" in Georgian, ultimately derived from Georgian დედა (deda)
meaning "mother". A known bearer of this name was the 17th-century Georgian prince Dadash Gelovani, who was the founder of the House of Dadeshkeliani (a Georgian aristocratic family).
DALIDA f Biblical Greek, Croatian, Czech, Dutch (Rare), Georgian (Rare), Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Hungarian
Greek form of Delilah
(as it first appeared in the Septuagint), which has also spread to Georgia and Slavic countries such as Russia, due to the influence of the Eastern Orthodox Church in these countries... [more]
DANIELI m Georgian (Rare)
Older Georgian form of Daniel
. This name is quite rare in Georgia nowadays, as it had to make way for the more modern form Daniel (which is much more common).
DAZMIR m Soviet, Russian (Rare), Georgian (Rare)
Contraction of the Soviet slogan Да здравствует мировая революция! (Da zdravstvuet mirovaya revolyutsiya!)
meaning "Long live the world revolution!" as well as of Да здравствует мир! (Da zdravstvuet mir!)
meaning "Long live the peace!" This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
DEMETRE m Georgian
Georgian form of Demetrios
). This name is less common in Georgia than the Russian name Dimitri
, which is probably due to the influence that Russia has had on the country (Georgia had been under Russian rule for nearly two centuries).
DOMNA f Late Roman, Georgian (Rare), Greek
Feminine form of Domnus
. Known bearers of this name include Julia Domna, the wife of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (3rd century AD), and Domna Samiou (1928-2012), a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek folk music.
EGNATE m Georgian
Georgian form of Egnatius
). A known bearer of this name was the Georgian writer Egnate Ninoshvili (1859-1894).
EKVTIME m Georgian
Georgian form of Euthymios
). A known bearer of this name was Ekvtime Takaishvili (1863-1953), a Georgian historian, archaeologist and public benefactor.
ELGUJA m Georgian
Georgian form of Elgüc
. Known bearers of this name include Georgian politician Elguja Gvazava (b. 1952) and Georgian scientist and military figure Elguja Medzmariashvili (b. 1946).
EVDEMON m Georgian (Archaic)
Georgian form of Eudaimon
. This name was borne by two Georgian Catholicoses, namely Evdemon Chkhetidze (also found spelled as Chkhtidze) and Evdemon Sakvarelidze. The former lived in the 16th century AD, whereas the latter lived in the 17th century AD.
GABRIELI m Georgian (Rare)
Older Georgian form of Gabriel
. This name is quite rare in Georgia nowadays, as it had to make way for the more modern form Gabriel (which is much more common).
GALAKTION m Late Greek, Georgian, Russian
Derived from Greek γάλακτος (galaktos)
meaning "milk" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion)
. In ancient Greek times, γαλάκτιον (galaktion)
was the name of a type of bread that was made with milk... [more]
GARSEVAN m Armenian (Rare), Georgian (Rare)
The meaning and origin of this name are uncertain, though the name looks like it may possibly be of Persian origin. In that case, it may be related to Garsivaz
. I have also come across a source that claims that the name means "stony black monastery" in Old Armenian, derived from the Old Armenian elements քար (k'ar)
"stone, rock" combined with սեւ (sev)
"black" and վան (van)
"monastery" (also see my comment for Sevan
GERONTI m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian form of Gerontios
). A known bearer of this name was Geronti Kikodze (1886-1960), a prominent Georgian literary critic and thinker.
GOBRON m Georgian (Rare)
More modern form of Gobroni
. Despite it being a more modern form, it is - just like Gobroni - a rare name in Georgia nowadays.
GOBRONI m Georgian (Rare)
The meaning and origin of this name is unfortunately uncertain. Although, I have seen two sources claim it was ultimately derived from an Arabic word that meant "brave, courageous", but I'm not sure how much stock I should put in that... [more]
GUBAZ m Georgian
Georgian form of Gubazes
. A known bearer of this name is Georgian politician Gubaz Sanikidze (b. 1967).
GULIJVAR f Georgian (Rare)
Derived from the Georgian words გული (guli)
meaning "heart" and ჯვარი (jvari)
GURAM m Georgian
Georgian name possibly derived from Hebrew גּוּר (gúr)
meaning "lion cub" or "puppy, cub". It may also be of Mingrelian origin from the word გური (guri)
IA f Greek, Georgian, Greek Mythology
Derived from Georgian ია (ia)
meaning "violet", as in the spring flower (also see Violet
). The Georgian name for the flower was probably derived from the Greek name for the flower, which is Ίον (Ion)
IAGOR m Georgian (Archaic)
Archaic Georgian form of Igor
. This name has pretty much fallen out of use; Igor is now the modern, dominant form in Georgia, although that name isn't overly common either among native Georgians. In Georgia, the majority of men named Igor are Russians who have emigrated to Georgia.
IASONI m Georgian (Rare)
Older Georgian form of the Greek name Iason
). This name is quite rare in Georgia nowadays, as Iason
is now the dominant form in Georgia.
IULON m Georgian
Multiple sources claim that this name is ultimately derived from the Latin name Iulius
), which is possible indeed. The suffix -on
of the name seems to indicate that it must have gone via Greek (i.e. a hellenized form), however... [more]
IVERI m Georgian
Derived from the name of a Georgian kingdom "Iberia" or "Iveria" as it"s sometimes spoken as
IYA f Georgian
Variant transcription of Ia
, via the Russian transcription or spelling of the name, which is Ия (Iya)
JANSUG m Georgian
Variant transcription of Jansugh
. A known bearer of this name was the late Georgian conductor Jansug Kakhidze (1935-2002).
JUSTALI m Soviet, Georgian (Rare)
Combination of Jughashvili
, which are the original surname and adopted surname respectively of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin (1878-1953). This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
KAKHABER m Georgian
Means "monk from Kakheti", derived from Georgian კახი (kakhi)
meaning "of Kakheti" (see Kakhi
) combined with Georgian ბერი (beri)
meaning "monk" (see Bera
KAKHI m Georgian
Derived from Georgian კახი (kakhi)
, which can mean "Kakhetian, of Kakheti" (adjective) as well as "Kakhetian, person from Kakheti" (noun). Kakheti is the name of a region in eastern Georgia.... [more]
KAPITON m Georgian, Russian
Georgian and Russian form of Capiton
. Known bearers of this name include Russian painter Kapiton Zelentsov (1790-1845) and Russian portrait painter Kapiton Pavlov (1791–1842).
KHATIA f Georgian
Means "to be painted" in Georgian, related to the Georgian words ხატვა
) "to paint, to draw" and ნახატი
KHVARAMZE f Georgian
Compound of an Iranian word meaning the sun (compare Persian خور
(xor)) and Georgian მზე
(mze, “the sun”), thus making use of synonymous parallelism.
KONDRATE m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian form of Conrad
. Also compare Kondrat
. The name Kondrate is extremely rare in Georgia today; actually, one could almost consider it to be archaic.
KOTE m Georgian, Popular Culture
Short form of Konstantine
. In popular culture, this is the name of a male character in the comic opera "Keto and Kote" composed by the Georgian composer Viktor Dolidze (1890-1933).
LAZHVARDI m Georgian (Rare)
Derived from the Georgian word ლაჟვარდი (lazhvardi)
meaning "azure", which is primarily used in Georgian poetry and literature in order to describe the colour of the sky. However, there are also sources that say that the word means "lapis lazuli" in Georgian, which makes sense, since the word is most likely derived from Persian لاجورد (lajvard)
meaning "lapis lazuli" via Arabic لازوردي (lazuwardiyy)
LENSTALBERI m Soviet, Georgian (Rare)
Combination of Lenin
, which were the surnames of the Soviet politicians Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) and Lavrentiy Beria (1899-1953). This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
LIKA f Georgian
Meaning as of yet unknown. This name might possibly be a short form of a given name that contains -lik-
, such as Eliko
. However, it could also be an independent name in its own right, in which case it is possibly of Arabic or Persian origin.... [more]
LILE f Georgian
Lile is Svanetian (Svaneti-historic province in Georgia) goddess of the Sun and light.
MAREKH f Georgian
Derived from Arabic Mirrīkh
(also found spelled as Mirrīx
) meaning "Mars" (as in, the planet). Also compare New Persian Merrikh
(also found spelled as Merrix
), which came from the Arabic name for the planet.
MIKELA m Georgian (Rare)
Older Georgian form of Michael
, which has pretty much fallen out of use. Mikheil
is now the dominant form, which is a form that probably came about due to Georgians' exposure to the Russian name Mikhail
, while Georgia was under Russian rule.
MINDIA m Georgian, Folklore, Literature
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character from Khevsur folklore, whose story the Georgian poet Luka Razikashvili (1861-1915; better known under the pseudonym of Vazha-Pshavela) used as the basis for his poem Snake-Eater
MUKHRAN m Georgian
From მუხრანი (Mukhrani)
, the name of a historical lowland district in eastern Georgia. It was originally called მუხნარი (Mukhnari)
or მუხნარ (Mukhnar)
, which literally meant "of an oak" but signified "oak-grove"... [more]
MURMAN m Georgian
Means "my dream" or "man's dream", from the name Murad
combined with Persian من (man)
"I, my, me" or Indo-European man
MURZAQAN m Georgian (Rare)
Georgian form of Mirzakhan
. This name is extremely rare in Georgia today; actually, one could almost consider it to be archaic. A known bearer of this name was the nobleman Murzaqan Shervashidze (18th century), who named his fiefdom after himself, Samurzaqano ("land of Murzaqan")... [more]
NAZI f Georgian
Derived from the Georgian adjective ნაზი (nazi)
meaning "gentle" as well as "delicate, soft, tender", which is ultimately derived from the Persian noun ناز (naz)
meaning "coyness, coquetry"... [more]
NIAZ m Georgian (Rare)
Derived from the Persian noun نیاز (niyâz)
meaning "need, necessity, requirement" as well as "desire, wish". A known bearer of this name is Niaz Diasamidze (b. 1973), a member of the Georgian folk-rock band 33a.
NIKTOPOLIONE m Georgian (Archaic)
Georgian form of Nikopolitianos
through a Greek corruption of the name. This corruption was probably Νυκτοπολιων (Nyktopolion)
or something close to it, which led to the name being associated with the night, as it closely resembles the Greek adjective νυκτιπόλος (nyktipolos)
meaning "roaming by night".
NODAR m Georgian
Georgian form of Naudar
. Known bearers of this name include Georgian author Nodar Dumbadze (1928-1984) and Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili (1988-2010).
NUGZAR m Georgian, Abkhaz
Means "golden light", from Arabic نُور (nūr)
"light" (see Nur
) and Persian زر (zar)
PAATA m Georgian
Derived from the Georgian adjective პატარა (patara)
meaning "little, small" as well as "young" (sometimes in reference to a child). Also compare the Georgian adjective პაწაწინა (patsatsina)
meaning "wee, tiny".... [more]