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-
AKELA f Literature, Various
A character in The Jungle Book novel, meaning "single" or "solitary" in Hindi and Urdu.
AXA f Various
Meaning uncertain, but it may be a feminine form of AXEL
BELEE f & m Various
Likely a pet name for a variety of names from different languages.
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
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
DUBAI m & f Various
From the name of the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.
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
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.
JAZZA f & m Various
Diminutive of names beginning with jaz