Latvian Submitted Names

Latvian names are used in the country of Latvia in northern Europe.
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ĀBELS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Abel.
ĀDAMS m Latvian
Latvian form of Adam.
ADELIJA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian form of Adelia.
ADELĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of Adelina.
ADĪNA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Adina (2).
ĀDOLFS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Adolf.
ADRIANS m Latvian
Latvian form of Adrian.
ADRIJA f Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Possibly a short form of Adrijana.
AELITA f Literature, Latvian, Russian
Created by Russian and Soviet author Alexei Tolstoy for his science fiction novel 'Aelita or, The Decline of Mars' (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. Allegedly the name is common in Eastern Europe.
AGATE f Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
AGIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of Agia.
AGITA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Agate.
AGNE f Norwegian, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Latvian (Rare)
Scandinavian variant of Agna. In the case of the Latvian usage, this name might also be a variant of Lithuanian Agna.
AGNIS m Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning, although a masculine form of Agnes has been suggested.
AGRA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian agrs "early".
AGRIS m Latvian
Derived from Latvian agrs "early".
AGRITA f Latvian
Variant of Agra.
AĪDA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Aida.
AIGA f Latvian
Latvian name of uncertain etymology.... [more]
AIGARS m Latvian
Masculine form of Aiga.
AIJA f Latvian, Literature
Latvian name of uncertain origin, associated with the verb aijāt meaning "to rock, lull" and the word aijas "cradle". It originated in the early 20th century, at the same time many other Latvian names were coined... [more]
AINARS m Latvian
Variant of Ainārs.
AINIS m Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian masculine form of Aina and Lithuanian masculine form of Ainė.
AIRA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Latvian airene "ryegrass, darnel", a contracted form of Airisa and a modern coinage with no set meaning.
AIRISA f Latvian (Rare)
Adaption and phonetic approximation to English Iris.
AIRITA f Latvian
Variant of Aira.
AISMA f Latvian
Of unknown origin and meaning.
AIVA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Aivars (cognate with the Estonian Aive) and a direct derivation from Latvian aiva "quince; quincetree".
AIVARS m Latvian
Latvian form of Ivar, allegedly reflecting the English pronunciation (of Ivor). It originated in the early 20th century, at the same time many other Latvian names were coined. The writer Vilis Lācis used it for a character in his novel 'Uz jauno krastu' (1952).
AIVIS m Latvian
Of unknown origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Aivars and a masculine form of Aiva.
AIVITA f Latvian
Variant of Aiva.
AIZA f Latvian (Rare)
Of very uncertain origin and meaning. While a direct derivation from Latvian aiza "gorge, ravine" has been suggested, it is equally possible that this might be a borrowing from another culture... [more]
AKO m Latvian (Rare), Livonian, Medieval Baltic
The name of a Livonian chieftain in the 13th century.
AKSELIS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Axel.
AKSELS m Latvian
Latvian form of Axel.
AKVELĪNA f Latvian
Possibly a Latvian form of Aquilina (cf. Akvilina, Akilina). This is borne by Latvian actress Akvelīna Līvmane (1951-).
ALBERTĪNE f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Albertine.
ALBERTS m Latvian
Latvian form of Albert.
ALBĪNA f Latvian
Latvian variant of Albina.
ALBĪNS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Albin.
ALEFTINA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Alevtina.
ALEKSEJS m Latvian
Latvian form of Aleksey.
ALEKSIS m Finnish, Latvian
Finnish and Latvian form of Alexis. This name was borne by Finnish author Aleksis Kivi (originally Alexis Stenvall) who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, 'Seitsemän veljestä' ('Seven Brothers') in 1870.
AĻESJA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Olesya.
ALEVTĪNA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Alevtina.
ALFRĒDS m Latvian
Latvian form of Alfred.
AĻĢIS m Latvian
Latvian form of Algis.
ALĪDA f Latvian
Latvian form of Alida.
ALNIS m Latvian (Rare)
Directly taken from Latvian alnis "elk, moose".
ALOIZS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Aloysius.
AĻONA f Latvian
Latvian form of Alyona.
ALVĪNA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Alwina.
AMĀLIJA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Amalia.
AMBERA f Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Latvian adaptation of Amber.
AMĒLIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of Amelia.
ANCE f Latvian
Originally a diminutive of Anna, now used as a given name in its own right.
ANDA f Latvian
Feminine form of Andis. Latvian poet and playwright Rainis used this name on a character in his play Pūt, vējiņi! (1913).
ANDIS m Latvian
Latvian form of Andrejs.
ANDRA f Latvian, Estonian (Modern)
Latvian feminine form of Andris and Estonian feminine form of Andres.
ANDŽEJS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Andrzej.
ANETE f Estonian, Latvian
Estonian and Latvian form of Annette.
ANKATRĪNA f Latvian (Archaic)
Latvian borrowing of German Anna Katharina.
ANNIJA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Anni.
ANRIJS m Latvian (Modern)
Latvian borrowing of Henri.
ANSIS m Latvian
Latvian adaption of Hans (compare East Prussian Ansas).
ANŠLAVS m Latvian (Archaic)
This was the name of Latvian writer, journalist and painter Anšlavs Eglītis who became a war refugee in 1944. He had prolific career as a novelist, and his later work often examined aspects of exile life.
ANTA f Latvian
Feminine form of Antis.
ANTANS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Antanas.
ANTIS m Latvian
Latvian form of Anton and younger form of Antiņš.
ANTONIJS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Antonius.
ANTONS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Anton.
ANTRA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Andra and a contracted form of Anitra.
ANŽELA f Latvian
Latvian form of Angela.
ĀRIJA f Latvian, Theatre
Feminine form of Ārijs, this name coincides with Latvian ārija "aria". Latvian poet and playwright Rainis used it as the name of the titular character in his play Indulis un Ārija (1911).
ĀRIJS m Latvian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a Latvian adoption of Ari, a Latvian adoption of Arius and a purely phonetic coinage.
ARKĀDIJS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Arkadiy.
ARMANDS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Armand.
ARMĪNS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Armin.
ARNIS m Latvian
Originally a short form of Arnolds, now used as a given name in its own right.
ARNITA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Arnis.
ĀRONS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Aaron.
ARTA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Artis.
ARTIS m Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a short form of Artūrs, now used as a given name in its own right.
ARTURS m Latvian
Older form of Artūrs.
ARVIS m Latvian
Form of Arvīds. First recorded in 1943.
ASPAZIJA f Latvian (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare)
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Aspasia. Aspazija was the pen name of Elza Johanna Emilija Lizete Pliekšāne (16 March 1865 – 5 November 1943), one of the most important Latvian poets and playwrights.
ASTRĪDA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Astrid.
ATIS m Latvian
Variant of Oto.
ATVARS m Latvian (Rare)
Directly taken from Latvian atvars "whirlpool, maelstrom".
AURĒLIJA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Aurelia.
AUSMA f Latvian
Directly taken from Latvian ausma "dawn".
AUSTRA f Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Derived from Latvian austra "aurora", this is the name of the Latvian personification (sometimes goddess) of the dawn and light who acts as a messenger of the sun.
AUSTRIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Austra.
BAIBA f Latvian
Originally a diminutive of Barbara (via another diminutive, Barba), used as a given name in its own right.
BALVA f Latvian (Rare)
Derived from Latvian balva "prize, reward".
BALVIS m Latvian (Rare)
Masculine form of Balva.
BANGA f Lithuanian, Latvian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian and Latvian nouns banga meaning "wave, billow".
BARBA f Breton, Corsican, Latvian
Breton, Corsican and Latvian cognate of Barbara (compare French Barbe).
BAZILISKS m Latvian (Archaic)
Latvian form of Basiliscus (see Basiliskos).
BENEDIKTS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Benedictus (see Benedict).
BETIJA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Betty.
BIRUTA f Latvian, Polish
Latvian and Polish form of Birutė.
BORISS m Latvian
Latvian form of Boris.
BRENCIS m Latvian (Rare)
Short form of Labrencis, used as a given name in its own right.
BROŅISLAVA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Bronisława.
BROŅISLAVS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Bronisław.
CECĪLIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of Cecilia.
CEFEJS m Latvian
Latvian form of Cepheus.
CENTA f Latvian
Feminine form of Centis. Another theory, however, considers this name a variant of Zenta.
CENTIS m Latvian
Derived from Latvian centīgs "diligent, industrious, studious, zealous".
CERA f Latvian (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. A derivation from Latvian cerēt "to hope" has been suggested.
CERBERS m Latvian
Latvian form of Cerberus.
ČESLAVA f Latvian (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Czesława and Czech feminine form of Česlav.
CIEDRA f Latvian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. A derivation from Latvian ciedrs "cedar" has been suggested.
CILDA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian cildens "sublime, grand, resplendant, exalted".
CILDIS m Latvian (Archaic)
Masculine form of Cilda.
DACE f Latvian
Originally a diminutive of Dārta, now used as a given name in its own right. This name is borne by Latvian writer and journalist Dace Rukšāne.
DAGMĀRA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Dagmar.
DAGNIS m Latvian (Modern)
Masculine form of Dagnija.
DAIGA f Latvian, Lithuanian (Modern, Rare)
Latvian name of uncertain origin and meaning, although a derivation from Lithuanian daigas "sprout, immature plant" has been suggested. From around the year 2000 onwards, this name has also seen moderate usage in Lithuania.
DAILA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian daile "beauty".
DAILIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Daila.
DAINIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Daina.
DAIRIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Daira.
DĀLIJA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian cognate of Dahlia.
DAUMANTS m Latvian
Latvian form of Daumantas.
DEJA f Latvian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. A derivation from Latvian deja "dance" has been suggested.
DĒKLA f Baltic Mythology, Latvian (Rare)
Dēkla is a Latvian goddess of fate and the sister of the goddesses Laima and Kārta. In old Latvian folk songs Laima and Dēkla are often considered one and the same goddess and their names are used interchangeably... [more]
DIEVDOTS m Latvian (Archaic)
Possibly derived from Latvian dievs "god" and dots "given".
DIEVKLAUSĪTE f Latvian (Archaic)
Possibly derived from Latvian dievs "god" and klausīt "to listen; to obey".
DIEVMĪLA f Latvian (Archaic)
Derived from Latvian dievs "god" and mīlēt "to love".
DIMANTS m Latvian (Rare)
Derived from the Latvian word dimants meaning ''diamond''.
DITA f Dutch, German, Latvian
Dutch and German short form of names beginning with diet-, such as Dietlinde. This name also got adopted into Latvian usage.
DOLORESA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Dolores.
DOMINIKS m Latvian
Latvian form of Dominicus (see Dominic).
DONALDS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Donald.
DONĀTS m Latvian
Latvian form of Donatus (see Donato).
DOSE f Latvian (Archaic)
Recorded in Latvia in the 17th-century
DROSMA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian drosme "courage, bravery".
DROSME f Latvian (Rare)
Directly taken from Latvian drosme "courage, bravery".
DROSMIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Drosma.
DRUVIS m Latvian
Derived from Latvian druva "cornfield".
DŪJA f Latvian (Rare, Archaic)
Directly taken from Latvian dūja "dove".
DZELME f Latvian (Rare)
Derived from Latvian dzelme "depth".
DZIDRA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian dzidrs "clear (referring to weather); serene; shiny".
DZIDRIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Dzidra.
DZĪLE f Latvian (Rare)
Directly taken from Latvian dzīle "depth".
DZINTA f Latvian (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Dzintra and a variant of Zinta.
DZINTARA f Latvian (Rare)
Feminine form of Dzintars.
DZINTARS m Latvian
Directly taken from Latvian dzintars "amber".
DZINTRA f Latvian
Feminine form of Dzintars.
DZIRKSTĪTE f Latvian
Derived from Latvian dzirkste "spark".
DŽULIJA f Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Jūlija imitating the English pronunciation of Julia.
DŽULJETA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Juliette and Juliet.
EDA f Latvian (Rare)
Originally a short form of names beginning with the element Ed- (including, but not limited to, Edīte), this name has been used in its own right from the early 1600s onwards.
EGIJA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning, although a derivation from masculine Aegidius has been suggested.
EGILS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Egil.
EGITA f Latvian
Variant of Egija.
EGLE f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian cognate of Eglė as well as a direct derivation from Latvian egle "spruce tree; fir tree; pine tree".
EGONS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Egon.
EIŽENIJA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Eugenia.
ELGA f Italian, Latvian, Estonian
Latvian, Estonian and Italian cognate of Helga.
ELGARS m Latvian
Latvian form of Algar.
ELĪZE f Latvian
Latvian form of Elise.
ELOĪZA f Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Eloise.
ELZA f Latvian, Hungarian
Hungarian and Latvian form of Elsa.
EMANUELS m Latvian
Latvian form of Emmanuel.
EMERITA f Late Roman, Catalan (Rare), Latvian (Rare), German (Swiss)
Derived from Latin emeritus "earned, completed one's service" (past participle form of emereo; see Emerentius). This was the name of a Roman-era saint, martyred with Saint Digna in 259.
EMMIJA f Latvian (Rare, Archaic)
Latvian borrowing of Emmy.
ENDIJA f Latvian
Feminine form of Endijs.
ENDIJS m Latvian (Modern)
Latvian form of Andy.
ENIJA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Annie.
ERNESTS m Latvian
Latvian form of Ernest.
ESTERE f Latvian
Latvian form of Esther.
EUSTOLIJA f Latvian (Archaic), Lithuanian (Archaic)
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Eustolia.
EVIJA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Evie and Evi.
FANIJA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Fanny.
FĒLIKSS m Latvian
Latvian form of Felix.
FJODORS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Fyodor.
FLORENCIJS m Latvian (Archaic)
Latvian form of Florentius (see Florence).
FRENKS m Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Frank 2.
GAIDA f Latvian
Derived from either Latvian gaidīt "to wait (for)" or Latvian gaidas "expectations".
GAIDIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Gaida.
GAISMA f Latvian
Directly taken from Latvian gaisma "light".
GAĻINA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Galina.
GASTONS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Gaston.
GATIS m Latvian
Originally a short form of Gothards, now used as a given name in its own right.
ĢEDIMINS m Latvian
Latvian form of Gediminas.
GERARDS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Gerhard.
GERHARDS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Gerhard.
GINTA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Gints, a feminine form of Gintars and a purely phonetic coinage. This name is borne by Latvian model Ginta Lapina (b. 1989).
GINTARS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Gintaras.
GINTS m Latvian
Latvian short form of borrowed Lithuanian names that begin with the element Gint-, such as Gintaras and Gintautas.
GITA f Latvian, Czech (Rare)
Latvian and Czech short form of Brigita and Margita.
GLEBS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Gleb.
GLITA f Latvian (Rare)
Derived from Latvian glīts "pretty, good-looking, beautiful; neat."
GLORIJA f Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Latvian
A variant spelling of Gloria.
GRIETA f Latvian, Dutch
Short form of Margrieta.
GUDRĪTE f Latvian (Rare)
Derived from Latvian gudrs "smart, clever; wise".
GUNA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian guns / uguns "fire, flame". This name was used by Latvian poet and playwright Aspazija in her play Sidraba šėidrauts.
GUNDARA f Latvian (Rare)
Feminine form of Gundars.
GUNDARS m Latvian
Derived from Latvian guns "fire; flame; light" and darīt "to make; to do".
GUNDEGA f Latvian, Theatre
Directly taken from Latvian gundega "buttercup (flower)". This name was used by Latvian playwright Anna Brigadere in her play Princese Gundega un karalis Brusubārda.
GUNDRA f Latvian (Rare)
Contracted form of Gundara.
GUNIS m Latvian
Either a masculine form of Guna or a variant of Gunārs.
GUNITA f Latvian
Variant of Guna.
GUNTA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. A derivation from Gundega and a connection to Guna have been suggested.
GUNTARS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Günther.
GUNTIS m Latvian
Masculine form of Gunta.
GUNTRA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Gunta and a feminine form of Guntars.
GUSTS m Latvian
Short form of Augusts.
GVIDO m Croatian, Latvian
Croatian and Latvian cognate of Guido.
HARALDS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Harald.
HARIJS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Harry.
HEINRIHS m Latvian
Latvian form of Heinrich.
HELMUTS m Latvian
Variant of Helmut.
HENRIETE f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Henriette.
HENRIHS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Heinrich.
HENRIJS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Henry.
HENRIKS m Latvian
Latvian form of Henrik.
HERAKLĪTS m Latvian
Latvian form of Herakleitos via its latinized form Heraclitus.
HERBERTS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Herbert.
HERMANIS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Hermann.
HERMĪNE f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Hermine.
HILARIJA f Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare), Slovene, Latvian (Rare)
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, and Latvian form of Hilaria.
HĪRONS m Latvian
Latvian form of Chiron. This name is not generally used as a given name.
HORS m Latvian
Latvian form of Horus.
IEVIŅA f Latvian
Diminutive of Ieva.
IGNATS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Ignatius.
IGORS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Igor.
IKARS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Icarus.
ILGA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian ilgas "longing; yearning".
ILUTA f Latvian
Of unknown origin and meaning. A purely phonetic coinage has been suggested.
ILVA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a feminine form of Ilvars and a purely phonetic coinage.
ILVARS m Latvian
Derived from Latvian ilgas "longing, yearning" and either varēt "to be able to" or vara "power, force; reign".
ILZE f Latvian, Dutch (Rare)
Latvian short form of Elizabete and Dutch variant spelling of Ilse.... [more]
ILZĪTE f Latvian (Rare)
Originally a diminutive of Ilze, occasionally used as a name in its own right.
IMA f Latvian (Rare)
Short form of Imanta, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
IMANDA f Latvian (Rare)
Variant of Imanta, possibly influenced by Amanda.
IMANDRA f Latvian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It has been suggested to be a blend of Imanta and Andra.
IMANTA f Latvian
Feminine form of Imants.
IMANTS m Latvian
Latvian adaption of Ymaut.
INA f Latvian
Latvian short form of Inese as well as a short form of names ending in -ina.
INDRA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include an adoption of the Indian (male) deity's name Indra (compare Indraja), a transferred use of the name of the Latvian river Indra (also known as Indrica), and a feminine form of Indriķis.
INDRIĶIS m Latvian
Latvian form of Heinrich.
INDULIS m Latvian, Theatre
Originally a diminutive of Indriķis, now used as a given name in its own right. Latvian poet and playwright Rainis used this name on the titular character of his play Indulis un Ārija (1911).
INETA f Latvian
Latvian name which has only been used since the middle or latter part of the 20th century (first recorded during 1950-1975), possibly a variant of Inta (feminine form of Ints, itself from Indriķis), Inita (which is either from Latin initus "a beginning, an entrance" or a diminutive of Ina) or Inese (variant of Agnesa, Agneta).
INGARS m Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Ingar.
INGEBORGA f Latvian (Rare), Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Ingeborg.
INGMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of Ingmar.
INGUNA f Latvian
Variant of Ingūna.
INGUS m Latvian
Short form of Indriķis, now used as a given name in its own right.
INGVARS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Ingvar.