do not "belong" to any one culture. They are put here because they cannot be categorized anywhere else.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADORÉE f Various
Means "adored" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself. Bearer Adorée Villany (born 1891) was a French dancer and dance theorist.
AERO m Various
From the English word, ultimately from Greek ἀήρ āer-
AGIA f Various (Rare)
Possibly from various cities in Greece and a city in Cyprus. A bearer of this name is Saint Agia.
AKAI m Various
One root is from the Japanese word for "red". The name is used in multiple countries and cultures and likely has additional meanings as well.
AKELA f Literature, Various
A character in The Jungle Book novel, meaning "single" or "solitary" in Hindi and Urdu.
BELEE f & m Various
Likely a pet name for a variety of names from different languages.
CELOSIA f Various (Rare)
Taken from the name of the flower, whose name is derived from Greek κηλος (kelos)
CHUBASCO m Various (Rare)
From the Spanish word chubasco
, meaning "squall", which is from the Portuguese word chuva
, meaning "rain".
CLAVIUS m Various (Latinized, Rare)
Clavius is a latin word meaning "key". The use as a given name is transferred from the humanist surname Clavius
) borne by Christopher Clavius, a 16th century jesuit, astronomer, and mathematician.
CLEMA f Various
A diminutive of any name containing the element -clem
CORISSA f Various
Possibly an elaboration of Cora
by way of combining it with the name suffix -issa
CRISTOBAL m Various
Anglicized form of Cristóbal and name used outside of Spain, Mexico, And Latin America.
DARRIE f & m Various
A diminutive for any name containing the element -dar
DEEJA f Various
Likely a diminutive for various names, or perhaps a variant of Deja
EDELINE f German, French, English, Various
Cognate of Adeline
. It was borne by Edeline Thweng, a 14th-century heiress of Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire, England. Allegedly it was not popular as an English name before 1830, until then primarily German and French in usage... [more]
ELANE f Various (?)
In many cases this name is probably a variant of Elaine
; in some cases, however, it might have been coined as a bona fide feminine form of Hebrew Elan
ELIDIUS m Various
This name is best known for being one of the names that the 8th-century Cornish hermit saint Lide
(also known as Elid
) was known by... [more]
ELORAH f Various (Modern, Rare)
This name has some meanings: In English it's a variant of Elora
. In Hebrew it's a feminine form of Elor
and a combination of El
, reference to God. And Orah
, a strictly feminine form of Or
, which means "light".
ENDORA f Popular Culture, Various
Based on the biblical place name Endor
, which is of uncertain meaning (see Endor
). It was used for a character in the American television series 'Bewitched' (1964-1972), in which case it was presumably an allusion to the biblical Witch of Endor whom Saul consulted, according to the first Book of Samuel in the Old Testament... [more]
FRONTASIUS m Various
Meaning and origin uncertain. One source states that it is ultimately derived from the Latin noun frons
meaning "forehead, brow" as well as "front", which would thus make the name etymologically related to the Latin names Fronto
HELICIA f Various
Apparently from the name of a plant genus meaning "spiral-shaped" from Greek helix
; see Helice
), perhaps via Latin.
ICE f & m Popular Culture (Rare), Various
From the English word that denotes water frozen to a solid state. A real bearer of this name is Thomas Ice. A fictional bearer of this name is Ice, a DC comic book superheroine.
JAZZA f & m Various
Diminutive of names beginning with jaz
KALEIDA f Various (Modern, Rare)
Perhaps based on the English word kaleidoscope
, coined in 1817 by its inventor, Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), from Greek kalos
"beautiful" with eidos
"shape" and the suffix scope
(to resemble the word telescope
); its literal meaning is "observer of beautiful forms".... [more]
KANTO m & f Various
Of unknown origin and meaning. The name is given to male and female people across many countries, ranging from West Africa over India to Indonesia.
KILO f & m Various
From the metric prefix "kilo-" meaning "one thousand"
KOKO f & m Various
A variant of Coco
. Koko is also the word for "chocolate" or "cocoa bean" in many languages.