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ABDIESUS m History
Meaning unknown. It is the name of several saints.
ABERKIOS m Ancient Greek (?), History
Meaning unknown. It was borne by a 2nd-century saint of Phrygia in Asia Minor, a bishop and wonderworker of Hieropolis who is the subject (and probable author) of an early Christian inscription.
ABRA f History, Literature
Possibly a feminine form of ABRAHAM. It coincides with a Latin word meaning "maid". A known bearer was Saint Abra of Poitiers, a Gallo-Roman nun of the 4th century.
ABROCOMAS m History
Latinized form of the given name Aβρόκoμας (Abrokomas) or (Habrokomas), which is either the hellenized form of an unknown Persian given name, or a genuine Greek given name. In case of the latter, the name is probably derived from Greek ἁβροκόμης (habrokomēs) meaning "with delicate hair" as well as "with luxuriant foliage"... [more]
ACARIUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Acarius (died 14 March 642) was bishop of Doornik and Noyon, which today are located on either side of the Franco-Belgian border. He was especially attentive to the poor and afflicted, whose needs he enjoyed relieving and calming their suffering.
ACCO m Gaulish, History
Derived from Gaulish *acu- "swift, quick, fast". Acco was a chief of the Senones in Gaul, who induced his countrymen to revolt against Julius Caesar in 53 BC.
ACEPSIMAS m History (Latinized)
Latinized form of AKEPSIMAS. Saint Acepsimas was a 4th-century bishop of Hnaita in western Persia who was martyred in 376.
ADALOLPHE m History (Gallicized)
French form of ADALWOLF via the Latinized form Adalolphus.
ADARNASE m Georgian (Archaic), History
Georgian form of ADURNARSEH, probably via its hellenized form ADARNASES. This name was borne by a medieval king of Abkhazia and by several princes of Iberia and Tao-Klarjeti (also in medieval times).
ADELPHUS m Late Roman, History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from Greek ἀδελφός (adelphós) "brother" (literally "from the same womb", from the copulative prefix a- "together with" and delphys "womb"). Adelphus was a bishop of Metz, France, who is now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.
ADIL-GIRAY m History
From Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "just, fair" (see ADIL) combined with the Turkic title giray denoting a khan of Crimea. A notable bearer was Adil Khan Giray, the khan of the Crimean Khanate from 1666-1671.
ADON m History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of ADO. Adon de Vienne (known as ADO of Vienne in English) was archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia from 850 until his death and is venerated as a saint.
AEACIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of AIAKIDES. This was the name of a king of Epirus, who lived in the 4th century BC.
AELIAN m English, History
English form of AELIANUS. A bearer of this name was Claudius Aelianus - often called Aelian in English - a Roman author and philosopher from the 3rd century AD.
AEMILIAN m English, History
English form of AEMILIANUS. This name was borne by a Roman Emperor from the 3rd century AD.
ÆTHELWALD m Anglo-Saxon, History
Variant of ÆTHELWEALD. Also compare ÆTHELWOLD. A known bearer of this name was Æthelwald Moll, an 8th-century king of Northumbria.
AFRELIA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Afrelia was a late 6th century saint, and princess of Powys. It has been suggested that she may be identical to the little-known Saint ARILDA of Gloucester.
AGATHO m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of AGATHON. This name was borne by a 7th-century pope.
AGATHOKLEIA f Ancient Greek, History
Feminine form of AGATHOKLES. This name was borne by an Indo-Greek queen from the 2nd century BC.
AGESILAUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of AGESILAOS. This was an epithet of the Greek god HADES, as well as the name of two kings of Sparta.
AGESIPOLIS m Ancient Greek, History
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἆγειν (agein) meaning "to carry, to fetch" or from Greek ἄγω (ago) "to guide, to lead" (also see AGIS)... [more]
AGIS m Ancient Greek, History
Derived from the Greek verb ἄγω (ago) meaning "to lead, to guide" as well as "to bring, to carry". It is closely related to the Greek verb ἡγέομαι (hegeomai) meaning "to go before, to lead (the way)" as well as "to guide"... [more]
AIDRIC m History (Ecclesiastical)
From the Germanic name ALDRIC. This was the name of a 9th-century saint.
AIGNAN m French (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of ANIANUS. Saint Aignan (358–453) was Bishop of Orléans, France, and assisted Roman general Flavius Aetius in the defense of the city against Attila the Hun in 451.
AKEPSIMAS m History (Hellenized), Ancient Persian (Hellenized, ?)
The origin and meaning of this name are uncertain; it is a hellenized form of some name, which was perhaps of Middle Persian origin. This was the name of a 4th-century Christian saint and martyr, a bishop of Hnaita in western Persia who was tortured to death in 376.
AKSIL m Berber, Northern African, History
Means "cheetah" or "leopard" in Shawiya Tamazight. This was the real name of Kusaila (كسيلة), a 7th-century Berber king.
ALAVIVUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ALAVIV. Alavivus was a leader of the Thervingi (a Gothic tribe), who lived in the 4th century AD.
ALBINIANUS m Ancient Roman, History
Roman cognomen which was derived from ALBINIUS. A bearer of this name was Lucius Sestius Quirinalis Albinianus, a Roman proquaestor and suffect consul from the 1st century BC.
ALDA f Alanic, History, Georgian (Rare)
This name was most notably borne by the Alan princess Alda of Alania (11th century), who was the second wife of king Giorgi I of Georgia.... [more]
ALKELDA f English (British, Rare, Archaic), Anglo-Saxon Mythology, History (Ecclesiastical)
Younger form of Old English Hǣlcelde. Saint Alkelda (died on 28 March c. 800) was ostensibly an Anglo-Saxon princess who was strangled by pagan Viking women during Danish raids in about 800 at Middleham in Yorkshire, England... [more]
ALPAÏDE f History
This name belonged to the concubine of Pépin II, majordomo of Austrasia.
AMALAFRIDA f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of AMALFRIDA. Amalafrida was a daughter of Theodemir, king of the Ostrogoths in the 5th century AD.
AMALASWINTHA f Ancient Germanic, Dutch, History
Derived from the Germanic elements amal "work" and Gothic svinths (swind in Old High German) "strength." This name was borne by a daughter of Theodoric the Great, who became queen of the Ostrogoths after his death in 526 AD.
AMASIS m Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized), History
Variant form of Άμωσις (Amosis), which is the hellenized form of the ancient Egyptian name IaH-ms or I'h-ms meaning "son of Iah". It is composed of the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with the word mes "son" or mesu "be born"... [more]
AMBIORIX m Ancient Celtic, History
Continental Celtic name, derived from Celtic ambio "enclosure" (or ambi "around, about" or ambitio "rich") combined with Celtic rix "king." This was the name of one of the two kings of a Gaulish tribe called the Eburones, who was famous for revolting against Julius Caesar in 54 BC (which eventually led to the extermination of the Eburones).
AMERICUS m History
Latin form of AMERIGO.
AMMIANUS m Late Roman, Late Greek (Latinized), History
From the late Roman cognomen Ammianus, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, but it is noteworthy that all of the bearers known to history are of Byzantine Greek descent. As such, the original form of the name must have been Ἀμμιανός (Ammianos), which thus means that Ammianus is a latinization of the original name.... [more]
ANALEʻA f Hawaiian, History
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by Hawaiian chiefess Analeʻa Keohokālole (1816-1869), the mother of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
ANAXANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ANAXANDROS. This name was borne by a king of Sparta (Greece) from the 7th century BC.
ANAXANDRIDAS m Ancient Greek, History
Aeolic and Doric Greek form of ANAXANDRIDES, because it contains ίδας (idas), which is the Aeolic and Doric Greek form of the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides).... [more]
ANAXIDAMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ANAXIDAMOS. This was the name of a Eurypontid king of Sparta, who lived in the 7th century BC.
ANDRIANAMPOINIMERINA m Malagasy (Rare, Archaic), History
Andrianampoinimerina (1745–1810) ruled the Kingdom of Imerina from 1787 onwards, initiating the unification of Madagascar after more than seven decades of civil war. Therefore he is regarded as a cultural hero and holds near mythic status among the Merina people, being considered one of the greatest military and political leaders in the history of Madagascar.
ANDRISCUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ANDRISKOS. This was the name of the last king of Macedon, who lived in the 2nd century BC.
ANGADRESMA f Medieval French (Latinized, ?), History
Saint Angadresma (or Angadrisma) was a 7th-century abbess and miracle worker venerated in Beauvais, France.
ANNEMUND m History
From the Germanic name Aunemund, in which the second element is mund "protection". Saint Annemund was a 7th-century archbishop of Lyon; Queen BALTHILD had him assassinated, according to BEDE.
ANSPRAND m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of ANSBRAND. Ansprand was the name of an 8th-century king of the Lombards.
ANTHIA f History
Possibly a variant of ANTHEA. This name was borne by a 2nd-century Illyrian saint who was martyred with her son Eleutherius during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Hadrian... [more]
ANTIALCIDAS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ANTIALKIDAS. This was the name of an Indo-Greek king from the 2nd century BC.
ANTIOCH m Literature, History
English form of ANTIOCHUS. The capital city of Syria bore this name, an important centre in early Christianity (founded c.300 BC by Seleucus I Nictor and named for his father, Antiochus)... [more]
APOLLODOTUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of APOLLODOTOS. This name was borne by an Indo-Greek king from the 2nd century BC.
AQUALTUNE f History
Meaning unknown. According to legend, the name of a former Angolan princess and general, who commanded an army of 10,000 men to fight the invasion of her kingdom in the Congo.
ARABIA f Arabic, History
The Arabian Peninsula, this was the name of the daughter of the Byzantine emperor, Justin II.
ARCHIDAMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ARCHIDAMOS. This name was borne by five kings of Sparta (Greece).
ARDAGAST m Medieval Slavic, History
The meaning of the first element of this name is unknown to me, but the second element is probably derived from Slavic gost "guest". Also note the resemblance to the Germanic name ARBOGAST... [more]
ARDARIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of HARDARIC, with reduction of the 'h.' Ardaric was the name of a 5th-century king of the Gepids, a Germanic tribe.
AREGUND f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of ARAGUND. Aregund was the name of the wife of Chlothar I, a 6th-century Merovingian king of the Franks.
AREUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of AREIOS. This name was borne by two kings of Sparta, both of whom lived in the 3rd century BC.
ARIAMNES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Possibly an abbreviated form of ARIARAMNES. This was the name of a satrap of Cappadocia, who lived in the 4th century BC.
ARIARAMNES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of ARIYĀRAMNA. This was the name of the paternal great-grandfather of Darius the Great.
ARIARATHES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of an Old Persian male name, of which the first element is derived from Old Persian aryā "Aryans". The second element is not really certain, but may have been derived from Old Persian wratha "joy"... [more]
ARIASPES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Of ancient Persian origin, but the meaning is unknown to me at this time. This was the name of one of the three legitimate sons of King Artexerxes II Mnemon, who lived in the 4th century BC.
ARILDA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Arilda was an obscure female saint from Oldbury-on-Severn in the English county of Gloucestershire who probably lived in the 5th- or 6th-century. She may have been of either Anglo-Saxon or Welsh origin.
ARIOALD m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of ARIWALD. Arioald was the name of a 7th-century king of the Lombards.
ARIOBARZANES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of the Old Persian name *Arya-bṛz-ana- which possibly meant "making the Aryans great", of which the first element is derived from Old Persian aryā "Aryans". The second element is not really certain, perhaps *brzi- "high"... [more]
ARIOGAISOS m Gaulish, History
Derived from Gaulish arios “noble” and *gaisos “spear”. Ariogaisos (flourished in 2nd century AD) was a ruler of the Quadi, a Germanic tribe, during the Marcomannic War.
ARIPERT m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of ARIBERT. Aripert I was a 7th-century king of the Lombards in Italy.
ARISTAGORAS m Ancient Greek, History
The first element of this name is derived from the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best". The second element is derived from either the Greek verb ἀγορεύω (agoreuo) meaning "to orate, to speak publicly" or the Greek noun ἀγορά (agora), which can mean "assembly" as well as "market, marketplace".... [more]
ARISTOBULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ARISTOBOULOS. This name was borne by several kings and princes of Judea, as well as a Greek philosopher and a Greek historian.
ARISTONICUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ARISTONIKOS. This name was borne by a king of Pergamon, as well as several ancient Greek scholars.
ARIULF m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant form of ARULF. Ariulf was the name of a 6th-century duke of Spoleto (Italy).
ARNOALD m History (Archaic), Medieval English (Archaic)
Variant of ARNOLD. Arnoald (ca. 540/560 – ca 611) was a Bishop of Metz between 601 and 609 or 611.
ARRHABAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the ancient Greek given name Ἀρραβαῖος (Arrhabaios), which is also found spelled as Arrhibaios. The meaning of the name is uncertain. The first element of the name may possibly consist of the Greek prefix ar meaning "not, without" (similar to the word arrhythmia), whereas the second element might possibly be related to the Greek verb ῥαβάσσω (rhabasso) "to make a noise"... [more]
ARRHIDAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the ancient Greek given name Ἀρριδαῖoς (Arrhidaios), which might possibly be a variant form of the Greek given name Ἀρραβαῖος (Arrhabaios) (see ARRHABAEUS)... [more]
ARSACES m Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Arsakes, itself the Hellenized form of Old Persian ARSHAKA.
ARSAMES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of ARŠĀMA. This was the name of the paternal grandfather of Darius the Great, who possibly may briefly have been King of Persia.
ARTABANUS m Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ARTABĀNU via its Greek form ARTABANOS. This name was borne by at least four kings of Parthia.
ARTABAZUS m Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of ARTAVAZDA via its Greek form ARTABAZOS. This name was borne by two Persian satraps from Phrygia.
ARTAPHERNES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of ARTAFARNAH. This was the name of a brother of King Darius I of Persia.
ARTAVASDES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Variant hellenization of ARTAVAZDA (also compare ARTABAZOS). This name was borne by three ancient kings of Armenia.
ARTAZOSTRE f History
Derived from the Old Persian *Arta-zausri, of unknown meaning.
ASPARUH m Bulgarian, Bulgar, History
Asparuh was а ruler of the Bulgars in the second half of the 7th century and is credited with the establishment of the First Bulgarian Empire in 680/681.
ASPARUKH m Bulgarian, Persian (Archaic), History
Etymology disputed, either meaning "one who has shining horses" or "one who has the soul of a horse".
ASTERIA f Greek Mythology, History (Ecclesiastical), Italian, German (Bessarabian)
Feminine form of Greek ASTERIOS and Italian ASTERIO. In Greek Mythology, the daughter of Titans PHOEBE and COEUS bore this name... [more]
ASTYAGES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of Old Persian Ishtovigu or Ištovigu, which apparently derives from Old Iranian rishti vaiga, meaning "swinging the spear". This was the name of a Median king, who lived in the 6th century BC.
ATHALARIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Form of ADALRIC. This name was borne by a king of the Ostrogoths in the 6th century AD, who was a grandson of Theodoric the Great.
ATHANAGILD m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Gothic athn or atathni "year" (or possibly a derivative of athala "noble") combined with Gothic gild "sacrifice." Athanagild was a 6th-century king of Visigothic Hispania.
ATROPATES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of ĀTURPĀT. This name was borne by a Persian satrap from the 4th century BC.
AUDOFLEDA f Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from the Germanic element auda "wealth, property" (also see AUDOVACAR) combined with flâdi "beauty, respectability." Audofleda was the wife of Theodoric the Great, a 6th-century king of the Ostrogoths.
AUFIDIA f Ancient Roman, History
Feminine form of AUFIDIUS. A bearer of this name was Aufidia, a daughter of the Roman magistrate Marcus Aufidius Lurco. Her own daughter, Livia Drusilla, would later become Roman Empress (as the wife of Emperor Augustus).
AUFIDIUS m Ancient Roman, History, Literature
From the Roman nomen gentile Aufidius, which is of uncertain origin and meaning. The first element, au, may have been derived from the Latin preverb au "away, off", but it could also have been a phonetic variant of the Latin preverb ab "from"... [more]
AURELIAN m History, English, Dutch, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German (Rare), Polish, Lengadocian, Provençal
Form of Aurelianus (see AURELIANO). This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
AURIWANDALO m Ancient Germanic (Lombardic), History
Lombardic cognate of Ēarendel. The name is attested as the name of a historical Lombardic prince.
AUSTRECHILD f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of AUSTRAHILD. It might also be a variant spelling of AUSTREGILD, but that is less likely... [more]
AVENTINE m History
Anglicised form of AVENTIN, or English form of AVENTINUS.
AVICENNA m History, Medieval Arabic (Latinized)
Latin form of Ibn Sina, an Arabic surname meaning "son of SINA". Ibn Sina was a famous Persian polymath most known for his canon on disease and medicine.
AZARMIDOKHT f Persian, 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.
BADERIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Means "powerful battle", derived from the Germanic elements badu "battle" and rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Baderic was a 6th-century co-king of the Thuringii, a Germanic tribe.
BALTHILD f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of BALDHILD. Balthild was the wife of Clovis II, a 7th-century Merovingian king of Neustria and Burgundy.
BARBAROSSA m History
Meaning "red beard" in Italian. ... [more]
BARISAN m History
This name was first found in Northern Italy (Tuscany and Liguria, to be precise). Its meaning and etymological origin is unknown, though it is probably related to the name of the Italian town of Barisano, which was named Castrum Barisani (meaning "Barisan's castle") in its earliest records... [more]
BASILIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of BASILEIDES. Bearers of this name include the philosopher Basilides the Epicurean (2nd century BC) and saint Basilides (died around 205 AD).
BASINA f Medieval French, Medieval German, History
Basina (c. 438 – 477) was a queen of Thuringia in the middle of the fifth century.
BATHILDA f English (Rare), German, History
Variant of BATHILD. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint who became queen of the Franks after being sold to them as a slave. She was canonised for fighting against the slave trade, promoting monasticism and founding a convent... [more]
BÉLINE f French (Rare), Literature, Theatre, History
Gallicized form of BELINA. It was used by Molière in his play 'The Imaginary Invalid' (1673) ('Le Malade imaginaire' in French), where it belongs to the wife of ARGAN.
BELISARIUS m Greek (Latinized), History
From Greek Βελισάριος (Belisarios), probably of Illyric origin. This was the name of a famed Byzantine general and war hero who served the emperor Justinian. He was possibly of Slavic ancestry which has led to speculation that the name derives from Slavonic Beli-tzar "white prince" (the -sarius element being interpreted as coming from the old Slavic word tsesar or tsesari, which was derived from CAESAR, thus giving Belisarius a "princely" connotation), but this etymology has since been discounted as somewhat dubious.
BENEN m History
Benen was the name of the first Irish Bishop of Ireland, who was a follower of St. Patrick. ... [more]
BERTEFLEDE f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of BERTEFLEDA. Berteflede was a daughter of Charibert I, a 6th-century Merovingian king of Paris.
BERTHILDE f Ancient Germanic, Dutch, English, German, History
Variant of BERTHILD. Berthilde lived in the 7th century AD and was one of the five wives of Dagobert I, king of the Franks.
BIETTE f French (Rare), Medieval French, History
Perhaps from Bietta, the Romansch form of BEATA. ... [more]
BILICHILD f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of BILIHILD. Bilichild was the wife of Childeric II, a 7th-century Frankish king.
BILLFRITH m History
Saint Billfrith is a famous bearer.
BILTRUDE f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of BILTRUD. Biltrude was the wife of Grimoald, an 8th-century duke of Bavaria.
BIRILLUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Birillus of Antioch was the first evangelizer and the first bishop of Catania in Sicily.
BOHEMOND m History, Medieval
From Italian Buamundo, which is of uncertain meaning. According to the Norman historian Orderic Vitalis it was derived from Latin Buamundus, the name of a mythical Gigas (giant), originally given as a nickname to the crusader prince Bohemond I (christened Mark; c. 1058-1111) by his father because he was extremely large at birth.
BONIZELLA f Italian (Rare, Archaic), Medieval Italian (Tuscan), History (Ecclesiastical)
Feminine form of Bonizone. The Blessed Bonizella or Bonizzella Cacciaconti (1235-1300) was a Sienese widow who devoted her time and money to the poor after the death of her husband, Naddo Piccolomini.
BÖRTE f History, Medieval Mongolian
This was the name of the first wife of TEMUJIN, better known as Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire. Borte, or Börte, became the head of the first Court of Genghis Khan, and Grand Empress of his Empire.
BOTOLPH m Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), History
English form of Botolphus, which was a variant form of Botulphus (see BOTULPH, BOTWULF)... [more]
BRASIDAS m Ancient Greek, History
Derived from Greek βράσις (brasis) meaning "boiling" combined with ίδας (idas), which is the Aeolic and Doric Greek form of the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides).... [more]
BRENNOS m Gaulish, History
Brennos, chieftain of the Senones, led an army of Cisalpine Gauls in their attack on Rome in the Battle of the Allia, in 387 BC. Another Brennos was one of the leaders of the army of Gauls who attempted to invade and settle in the Greek mainland in 278 BC... [more]
BRIDEI m Pictish, History
Name of seven Kings of the Picts.
BRIOC m History
Derived from Briocus, a Latinate form of Breton BRIOG.... [more]
BROMERUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the Greek given name Βρόμερος (Bromeros), which might possibly have been derived from Greek βρομέω (bromeo) meaning "to buzz". Also compare Greek βρόμος (bromos), which can mean "any loud noise" as well as "stench, bad smell"... [more]
BRUDUS m Pictish, History
Brudus was a leader of the Picts.
CADOK m Medieval Cornish, History
According to William of Worcester, writing in the fifteenth century, Cadoc of Cornwall was a survivor of the Cornish royal line at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 and was appointed as the first Earl of Cornwall by William the Conqueror... [more]
CÆLIN m History
Cælin was an Orthodox priest in England in the seventh century, and brother of St. Cedd of Lastingham.... [more]
CAESARION m Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, History
Latinized form of Greek Καισαρίων (Kaisarion), which in turn was a Hellenized form of CAESAR with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion) added to it... [more]
CAMISSARES m Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Kamisares (also spelled Kamissares), which is the hellenized form of an ancient Persian male name. Its meaning is currently unknown to me. This was the name of an Achaemenid satrap from the 4th century BC.
CANAUL m History (Rare)
Variant of CONALL found in the Poppleton manuscript (14th century) as a name owned by only one of the Pictish kings, Conall mac Taidg.
CARANTOC m Medieval English, History (Ecclesiastical)
Anglicized form of CARANNOG. Saint Carantok was a 6th-century abbot, confessor, and saint in Wales and the West Country.
CARINUS m Late Roman, History
Extended form of CARUS. This name was borne by a Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD.
CARRIARIC m Ancient Germanic, History
This name might be derived from Gothic kara "worry" combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." (The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler.") But it is probably a form of either HARIRIC or GARARIC... [more]
CARRIARICO m History
Spanish form of CARRIARIC.
CARTIMANDUA f History, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name, in which the second element is mandu "pony, colt, filly". The first element is less certain, perhaps from karti "drive out", or it may mean "clean, sleek". This was the name of a 1st-century queen of the Brigantes.
CARUS m Ancient Roman, History
Derived from Latin carus "dear, beloved." This name was borne by a Roman Emperor from the 3rd century AD.
CASSANDANE f Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Κασσανδάνη (Kassandanē), the Hellenized form of an uncertain Old Persian name. Cassandane was an Achaemenian Persian noblewoman and the "dearly loved" wife of CYRUS the Great.
CASSIODORUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Late Roman, History
Latinized form of KASSIODOROS. A well-known bearer of this name was Cassiodorus, a Roman statesman and writer from the 6th century AD.
CASTRITIAN m History (Ecclesiastical)
English form of CASTRICIANUS. This was the name of a saint from the 3rd century AD.
CATANES m Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of KATANA via its Greek form KATANES.
CATUVOLCUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History
Latinized form of CATUVOLCOS. A bearer of this name was Catuvolcus, one of the two kings of a Gaulish tribe called the Eburones. In 54 BC, he committed suicide by poisoning himself.
CELERINUS m Late Roman, History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from the Latin word celer, meaning "quick, swift", followed by the masculine diminutive suffix -inus. This was the name of an African martyr, revered for his suffering while imprisoned by Emperor Trajan DECIUS in Rome... [more]
CHARARIC m Ancient Germanic, History
This name is most likely a form of HARIRIC - however, this is not completely certain. The first element in the name might also be derived from (or is a blend with) garva "ready, prepared", Gothic gairu "spear" or from Old High German wachar "vigilant." Chararic was a 5th-century king of the Salian Franks.
CHARIBERT m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of HERBERT. Charibert I was a Merovingian king who ruled in the 6th century AD.
CHARILAUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of CHARILAOS. This was the name of the Spartan king who embraced the Minoan legislation for Sparta in the 8th century BC.
CHILDEBERT m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of HILDEBERT. Childebert I was a Merovingian king who ruled in the 6th century AD.
CHILDEBRAND m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of HILDEBRAND. Childebrand was an 8th-century Frankish duke, the son of Pepin of Herstal and brother of Charles Martel.
CHILDERIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of HILDERIC. Childeric I was the Merovingian king of the Salian Franks in the 5th century AD.
CHILPERIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of HILPERIC. Chilperic I was a Merovingian king of Neustria (or Soissons) in the 6th century AD.
CHINDASWINTH m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Old High German chind "child" combined with Gothic svinths (swind in Old High German) "strength." Chindaswinth was a 7th-century king of the Visigoths in Hispania.
CHLODIO m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Old High German hlûd "famous." Chlodio lived in the 5th century AD and was a Merovingian king of the Salian Franks.
CHLODOMER m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Old High German hlûd "famous" combined with Old High German mâri "famous." Chlodomer lived in the 6th century AD and was one of the four sons of Clovis I, king of the Franks.
CHLODORIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Old High German hlûd "famous" combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Chlodoric lived in the 6th century AD and was the son of Sigobert the Lame, a Frankish king of Cologne.
CHLODOSIND f Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Old High German hlûd "famous" combined with Gothic sinths "way, path." Chlodosind lived in the 6th century AD and was a daughter of Chlothar I, a Frankish king from the Merovingian dynasty.
CHLOTHILDE f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of CHLOTHILD. Chlothilde was the wife of Clovis I, a Merovingian king of the Franks.
CHNODOMAR m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of CNODOMAR. Chnodomar was the name of a 4th-century king of the Alamanni, a Germanic tribe.
CHRISCHONA f Medieval German (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Alemannic variant of CHRISTIANA recorded in medieval German-speaking Switzerland. This name was occasionally used in honor of Saint Chrischona, particularly in the Swiss city of Basel.... [more]
CHROTILDA f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of CHROTHILD. Chrotilda was the daughter of Clovis I (a Frankish king) and wife of Amalaric, a 6th-century king of the Visigoths.
CINGETORIX m Ancient Celtic, History
Derived from Celtic cingeto "marching men, warriors" combined with Celtic rix "king." This name was borne by one of the four kings of Kent in 54 BC.
CISSA m Anglo-Saxon, History
Meaning unknown. One source theorizes that the name might possibly be derived from Old English cisse meaning "gravelly place" or from Old English cís meaning "fastidious". Even Old Norse kyssa meaning "to kiss" was suggested by this source, but this seems unlikely, given that this name is Anglo-Saxon in origin.... [more]
CLEOMENES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of KLEOMENES. Cleomenes was the name of a king of Sparta (Greece) from the 6th century BC.
CLERINA f English (American, Archaic), History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Clerina of Carthage was a 3rd-century saint. She is said to have been the aunt of Saint CELERINUS.
COMMODUS m Late Roman, History
Derived from the Latin word commodus, which can mean "suitable, convenient, opportune" as well as "full, complete, of full weight". The word is ultimately derived from Latin com "with, together" and modus "measure, manner"... [more]
CONOMOR m Breton Legend, History, Medieval Breton (?)
From a Brythonic name, possibly *Cunomāros, derived from Common Celtic *kwon- "hound" or *kuno- "high" and *māros ‎"great". This was the name of Conomor the Cursed, a 6th-century king of Domnonée (modern-day northern Brittany) notorious for his cruelty, who was ultimately excommunicated at the behest of Saint Samson of Dol... [more]
CONVEN m History, Breton
From the Breton name Konwenn meaning "white dog" or "white warrior", derived from kon, singular (or plural? genitive?) of ki "dog, warrior" (compare TANGUY, CUNOBELINUS) combined with gwenn "white"... [more]
CORIOLANUS m Ancient Roman, History, Theatre
Roman cognomen which was derived from Corioli, the name of an ancient but now lost Volscian city. Although derived from the Volscian language, it is not known what the meaning of the city's name was in Volscian... [more]
COTISO m Romanian (Rare), History
Cotiso was the name of a Dacian king (approximately 30 BC) who ruled the mountains between Banat and Oltenia (modern-day Romania).
CROVAN m History
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Middle Irish crobh bhan "white hand". This was the byname of Godred Crovan (d. 1095), an 11th-century Norse conqueror who ruled the Isle of Man. It has been interpreted as a mocking reference to Godred's supposed habit of wearing white gauntlets into battle and aversion to getting his hands dirty in combat.
CUBY m History (Ecclesiastical)
Cornish form of CYBI. Saint Cuby was a 6th-century Cornish bishop, saint and, briefly, king, who worked largely in North Wales.
ČUČIMIR m Serbian (Archaic), History, Medieval Serbian
Medieval Serbian name of which the first element is of uncertain origin. It may possibly have been derived from Slavic chucha or chusha, which may signify something small. An other possibility may be Slavic chuzh "foreign, alien, strange" - compare modern Russian chuzhoy, Polish cudzy and Slovak cudzí, all of which mean "foreign, alien, strange"... [more]
CUNIMUND m English, German, History
Variant of KUNIMUND. Cunimund was a 6th-century king of the Gepids, a Germanic tribe.
CUNIPERT m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of KUNIBERT. Cunipert was the name of a 7th-century king of the Lombards.
CUTHRED m Anglo-Saxon, History
Means "famous counsel", derived from Old English cuþ meaning "famous" (see CUTHBERT) combined with Old English ræd meaning "counsel".... [more]
CYAXARES m Ancient Persian (Latinized), History
Latinized form of Kyaxares, which is the hellenized form of the Old Persian male name Hvakhshathra or Uvakhšatara. The meaning of the name is uncertain. This was the name of a Median king from the 6th century BC.
CYNETHRYTH f Anglo-Saxon, History
Derived from Old English cyne meaning "royal" combined with Old English þryð meaning "strength".... [more]
CYRENIA f History
Feminine form of CYRENIUS. This was the name of a saint from the Roman province of Cilicia in southern Anatolia, who was martyred by burning in 306 at Tarsus, in persecutions of Galerius.
DABIUS m History
St. Dabius, or Davius, Confessor, was an Irish missionary to Scotland. He was part of the great monastic missionary effort in the British Isles, and then in Europe.
DAGOBERT m Ancient Germanic, Dutch, German, History, Louisiana Creole
Means "bright day", derived from the Germanic element daga "day" combined with Old High German beraht "bright." Dagobert I was a 7th-century Merovingian king of Austrasia, the Franks, Neustria and Burgundy.
DAMYA f Berber, Northern African, History
Tamazight feminine given name, an alternative possible given name of the Berber warrior-queen and leader KAHINA.
DANGEROSE f History
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name. This was borne by the maternal grandmother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
DARERCA f History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Darerca of Ireland was a sister of Saint Patrick.
DATAPHERNES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History
Hellenized form of DATAFARNAH. This was the name of a Persian general from the 4th century BC.
DELYAN m History, Bulgarian
Means "business, work" from Old Church Slavonic дѣлати (dělati) "to work, to do". A famous bearer was Peter II (Delyan), a Tsar of Bulgaria.
DEMARATUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized), History
Latinized form of DEMARATOS. This name was borne by a king of Sparta, who lived in the 5th century BC.
DEVOTA f History
Saint Devota (died ca. 303 AD) is the patron saint of Corsica and Monaco. She is sometimes identified with another Corsican saint named JULIA, who was described in Latin as Deo devota ("devoted to God")... [more]
DIHYA f Berber, Northern African, History
Meaning unknown. This was the real name of KAHINA, an Amazigh warrior queen who resisted Arab expansion into North Africa (d. 700 AD).
DIZIER m Medieval French, History
Medieval French variant of DÉSIRÉ. This was the name of a 6th-century French saint.
DOMALD m History
This name was most notably borne by Domald of Sidraga (c. 1160-1243), a powerful Dalmatian nobleman and feudal lord who for several years was Prince of the city of Split, which was (and is) located in what is nowadays Croatia... [more]
DONALBAIN m Theatre, History
Anglicized form of Gaelic Domnall Bán meaning "DOMNALL the Fair", a nickname of Donald III, King of Scots, the second known son of Duncan I. This was the form used by Shakespeare in his tragic play 'Macbeth' (1606) for a character based on the historical figure, who allegorically represents moral order.
DONYARTH m Medieval Cornish, History
Donyarth (died 875) was the last recorded king of Cornwall. He was probably an under-king, paying tribute to the West Saxons. According to the Annales Cambriae, he drowned in 875. His death may have been an accident, but it was recorded in Ireland as a punishment for collaboration with the Vikings, who were harrying the West Saxons and briefly occupied Exeter in 876.
DRACULA m History, Literature, Popular Culture
Essentially means "son of Dracul" in Romanian, with Dracul being the Romanian word for "dragon". It refers to the 15th-century Wallachian prince Vlad III the Impaler, whose father was named Vlad II Dracul and so Dracula was a nickname of sorts for Vlad III... [more]
DUMNORIX m Ancient Celtic, History
Means "king of the world", derived from Celtic dumno "world, universe" and rix "king." This name was borne by a chieftain from Gaul, who lived in the 1st century BC.
DYSMENZIANE f History, Thracian (Hellenized, ?)
Etymology uncertain, possibly a Hellenized form (or corruption) of a Thracian name. This was one of the names attributed to the mother of the Byzantine emperor PHOCAS, whose family were likely of Thraco-Roman origin.
EADBALD m Anglo-Saxon, History
Derived from Old English ead meaning "wealth, fortune" combined with Old English beald meaning "bold".... [more]
EADGIFU f Anglo-Saxon, History
Derived from Old English ead meaning "wealth, fortune" combined with Old English giefu meaning "gift" (see GODIVA and SUNNIVA).... [more]
EADHILD f Anglo-Saxon, History
Derived from Old English ead meaning "wealth, fortune" combined with Old English hild meaning "battle". In other words, you could say that this name is the Anglo-Saxon cognate of AUDHILD.... [more]
EBORIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of EBURIC. Eboric was the name of a 6th-century Suebi king of Galicia.
EBROIN m English, History
English form of EBERWIN. Ebroin was the name of a 7th-century mayor of the palace of Neustria.
EINHARD m Ancient Germanic, History
Short form of EGINHARD. Einhard was a Frankish monk, historian and courtier of Charlemagne.
ELFIN m Medieval English, History
This was the name of an obscure local saint venerated in medieval Warrington, a town in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. It is allegedly a British derivative of Latin Alpinus (see ALPIN; also ELPHIN, ALVIN).
ELIANORA f Sardinian, History
Sardinian form of ELEONORA.... [more]
ELIDIUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
This name is best known for being one of the names that the 8th-century Cornish hermit saint LIDE (also known as Elid, Elida, Elide, Lyda and Lyde) was known by... [more]
ELWEN m Cornish, Welsh, History (Ecclesiastical)
Saint Elwen was an early saint venerated in Cornwall and Brittany. A chapel at Porthleven in Sithney parish, Cornwall, dedicated to Elwen, existed from the 13th century until 1549, and in Brittany several sites and placenames are associated with possibly related figures.
ENDELIENTA f History
Latinized form of an unknown Celtic name, possibly Welsh Cenheidlon or Cynheiddon. This was the name of a 5th- or 6th-century Cornish saint whose birth name is lost. According to tradition she was a Welsh princess, daughter of King Brychan, who went to Cornwall as a Christian missionary.
EPANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of EPANDROS. This was the name of an Indo-Greek king from the 1st century BC.
EPHRAEM m Biblical (Latinized), Jewish (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the Hebrew name 'Efrayim via its hellenized form EPHRAIM.
EPIPHANIA f History, Ancient Greek
Original form of EPIFANIA. This was the name of an 8th-century Italian saint from Pavia.
EPPONINA f Ancient Celtic, History
Likely derived from the Celtic element epo(s) "horse", and perhaps a derivative of the name of the Brythonic and Gaulish goddess EPONA. Epponina or Eponina was the virtuous wife of the 1st-century Gallo-Roman rebel Julius Sabinus.
ERARIC m Ancient Germanic, English, History
Derived from Old High German êra "honour, respect" combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Eraric was the name of a king of the Ostrogoths who had gotten to reign only briefly; he was murdered a few months after being crowned king in 541 AD.
ERCHINOALD m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of ERCANALD. Erchinoald was a 7th-century mayor of the palace of Neustria and Burgundy.
ERELIEVA f Ancient Germanic (Gothic), History
Derived from Old High German êra "honour, respect" and Old High German liub "dear, beloved". Erelieva was the wife of Theodemir, king of the Ostrogoths (in the 5th century AD), and mother of Theodoric the Great.
ERMANARIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant form of ERMINRIC. Ermanaric lived in the 4th century AD and was a king of the Greuthungi, a Gothic tribe.
ERMENBERGA f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of ERMINBURG. Ermenberga was the daughter of Witteric (a 7th-century king of the Visigoths in Hispania) and wife of Theuderic II (king of Burgundy and Austrasia).
ERYXO f Ancient Greek, History
Thought to be derived from the Greek verb ἐρεύγομαι (ereugomai) meaning "to disgorge, blurt out, belch out" (and presumably cognate with ERYX, the name of the eponymous hero of Mount Eryx, a volcano in Sicily)... [more]
ETEANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of the given name Ἐτέανδρος (Eteandros). This was the name of a king of the city-kingdom of Paphos (located on the Greek island of Cyprus), who lived in the early 7th century BC... [more]
ETHELIND f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of ADELIND. Ethelind was the name of one of Charlemagne's concubines.
EUBULUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical, History
Latinized form of EUBOULOS. This was the name of an Athenian statesman, who lived in the 4th century BC.
EUCRATIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of EUKRATIDES. This was the name of two Greco-Bactrian kings, who both lived in the 2nd century BC.
EUDAMIDAS m Ancient Greek, History
Means "son of Eudamos" in Greek, derived from the name EUDAMOS combined with ίδας (idas), which is the Aeolic and Doric Greek form of the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides).... [more]
EUNOMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized), History
Latinized form of EUNOMOS. Notable bearers of this name include a Spartan king (8th century BC) and an Athenian admiral who participated in the Corinthian War (4th century BC).
EURIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Old High German êwa "time, age, law" combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." However, this name can also be a short form of EBURIC... [more]
EURYCRATES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), History
Latinized form of EURYKRATES. This name was borne by a Spartan king from the 7th century BC.
EURYSTHENES m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, History
Derived from the Greek adjective εὐρύς (eurys) meaning "wide, broad" combined with the Greek noun σθένος (sthenos) meaning "vigour, strength". This name was borne by a Spartan king from the 10th century BC.... [more]
EUTHARIC m Ancient Germanic, History
The meaning and origin of the first element is rather uncertain: we know that it comes from eutha, but we don't exactly know where eutha itself comes from. But there are a few possibilities... [more]
EVELLIUS m History (Ecclesiastical)
Evellius (died 66 AD) was an early Christian martyr. He was a counselor to Nero, but was eventually martyred at Pisa after he converted to Christianity.
EXPEDITUS m Late Roman, History
From the Latin past participle of expidere "make fit or ready, prepare", literally "free the feet from fetters". This was the name of an obscure, semi-legendary saint, who is invoked against procrastination.
FARABERT m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from Langobardic fara "family, line, kind" or Gothic faran "to travel" combined with Old High German beraht "bright." Farabert was King of the Franks in the 2nd century AD.
FAROALD m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of FARAWALD. Faroald I was a 6th-century duke of Spoleto (Italy).
FASTRADA f Ancient Germanic, History
Feminine form of FASTRAD. Fastrada (765-794 AD) was the fourth wife of Charlemagne and had borne him two children.
FELICIAN m English (African), Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon, Romanian, History (Ecclesiastical)
English, Romanian and Occitan form of FELICIANUS. Saint Felician was a companion of St. Victor of Marseilles.
FENENNA f Biblical, Theatre, History, Medieval Polish, Medieval Hungarian
Variant of PHENENNA borne by the 13th-century Polish princess Fenenna of Kuyavia, who married King Andrew III of Hungary. ... [more]
FERDULF m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of FARDULF. Ferdulf was the name of an 8th-century duke of Friuli (Italy).
FINGOLA f Manx, History
Manx form of FINNGUALA. Fingola was the name of the queen of Godred III of Mann.
FIRMATUS m History, Medieval English (Latinized, ?), Late Roman (?), Old Norman (?)
Derived from Latin firmatus meaning "firmed, strengthened", itself a derivative of firmus "firm, strong, enduring, stable" (making it a cognate of FIRMINUS; also compare Firmus)... [more]
FREDEGAR m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of FRIDEGAR. Fredegar was a 7th-century Burgundian writer who had started "The Chronicle of Fredegar."
FREDEGUND f Ancient Germanic, English, History
English form of FRIDEGUND. Fredegund was the Queen consort of Chilperic I, a 6th-century Frankish king from the Merovingian dynasty.
FRITIGERN m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of FRIDEGERN. Fritigern, who died circa 380 AD, was a leader of the Thervingi, a Germanic tribe.
FRUMAR m Ancient Germanic, History
Short form of FRUMAHER. Frumar was the name of a 5th-century Suebi king of Galicia.
FURSEY m Ancient Irish, History
Possibly derived from Latin virtus "virtue" via Old Irish firt. Saint Fursey was an early medieval Irish monk and visionary whose "celebrated visions had considerable influence on dream literature of the later Middle Ages", including Dante's 'Divine Comedy'.
GALSWINTHA f Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from the Germanic element gal, which comes from galan "to sing." The second element is derived from Gothic svinths (swind in Old High German) "strength." Galswintha was a daughter of Athanagild, a 6th-century king of Visigothic Hispania.
GEBERIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of GEBARIC. Geberic was the name of a 4th-century king of the Goths, a Germanic tribe.
GEDIMINAS m Lithuanian, History
Variant form of GEDMINAS. This name is best known for being the name of a 14th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania. Other Lithuanian bearers of this name include the former prime minister Gediminas Kirkilas (b... [more]
GEISERIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of GAISERIC. Geiseric the Lame was king of the Vandals and the Alans in the 5th century AD.
GELIMER m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of GEILMER. Gelimer was a 6th-century king of the Vandals and Alans.
GEMINIAN m Venetian, Polish (Archaic), History (Ecclesiastical)
Venetian and Polish form of GEMINIANUS. This was the name of a saint from the 4th century AD.