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.
Akela f Literature, Various
A character in The Jungle Book novel, meaning "single" or "solitary" in Hindi and Urdu.
Beril f & m Various
Variant of Beryl
. This name was used for 5 baby boys in New York in 1959. As a girl's name, it is more used in Europe.... [more
Brucelee m Various
Combination of Bruce
(see also surname Lee 2
), honouring the actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher Bruce Lee (1940-1973).
Bruslee m Various
Variant of Brucelee
, mainly used in Nicaragua (particularly the North Caribbean Autonomous Region) and Peru.
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.
Cleia f Various (Rare)
Variant of Kleia
, which is basically a pseudo-Greek name, as it was never actually used in both ancient and modern Greece.... [more
Cristobal m Various
Anglicized form of Cristóbal and name used outside of Spain, Mexico, And Latin America.
Crucis f & m Various
Means "of the cross" in Latin (the genitive form of Crux
), referring to the cross of the crucifixion. This is used as the second part of compound religious or monastic names, such as Maria
Crucis ("Mary of the (Holy) Cross") and Johannes
Crucis ("John of the Cross").... [more
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
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
Jazza f & m Various
Diminutive of names beginning with jaz
Josue m Various
Unaccented version of Josuè
mainly used in English-speaking countries.
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
Kameeka f Various
From the name of the main character in The Hula Hoopin' Queen, who had to set up Mrs. Adeline's birthday party and was in a hula hooping contest.
Kery m & f Various
Variant of Kerry
. This name was borne by a French Rapper: Kery James.
Kleia f Various (Rare)
Likely a variant of Kleio
. This name emerged sometime in the modern period: it was never used in ancient Greece, nor is it used in modern Greece. It is only borne by a few people from different cultures all over the world.
Koko f & m Various
A variant of Coco
. Koko is also the word for "chocolate" or "cocoa bean" in many languages.
Lulia f Tigrinya, Various
Said to mean "Diamond" in Tigrinya. Of Eritrean origin, this name gained some popularity around the world.
Machai m Various
The Greek word for "battles, conflicts". In Greek mythology, they were the demons/spirts of battle, sons or daughters of Eris
. More likely used as a variant of Micaiah
Magadan f Biblical Hebrew, Various (Rare)
Derived from Hebrew מגדל (Migdal)
meaning "tower"; ultimately from Aramaic מגדלא (Magdala)
"elegant, great" or "tower". The King James' Version of the Bible provide the name Magdala, while some Greek manuscripts and the Revised Version provide the name "Magadan"... [more
Majella f Irish, Various
Transferred use of the surname Majella
. From an Anglicized form of the surname of Saint Gerardo Maiella
, an 18th-century Italian miracle worker who is regarded as the patron saint of all aspects of pregnancy... [more
Maradona m & f Various
Transferred use of the surname Maradona
, honouring Argentine professional football player and manager Diego Maradona (1960-2020), widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football.
Maranatha f Various (Rare)
Maranatha is an Aramaic phrase in the New Testament of the Bible, translated as ''O Lord, come''.
Medda f Various
A possible variant of Meda
. It is used by the character Medda Larkin in Disney's Broadway Musical, 'Newsies'
Merei f Various
Means "bringer of happiness", possibly in English. It's quite diffused in Asia, although it's extremely rare.
Myllena f Various
Possibly a variant form of either Milena
. This is the name of the newborn daughter of Dutch model and actress Doutzen Krous (b... [more
Onia f Various
A diminutive of any name ending in -onia
Percia f Various (Rare)
Variant of Persia
, possibly a female form of Percy
. Its usage in Portuguese speaking nations may be as a variant of Persia, or from the surname of unknown origin or meaning.
Phanessa f Various (?)
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of Phanes
, probably influenced by the name Vanessa
. In Greek mythology, Phanes was a primeval god of procreation whose name derived from Greek phainô
"to bring light, make clear".