erb816's Personal Name List

Amélie
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: A-MEH-LEE
Rating: 100% based on 2 votes
French form of Amelia.
Eliseo
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian, Spanish
Pronounced: eh-lee-ZEH-o(Italian) eh-lee-SEH-o(Spanish)
Rating: 100% based on 1 vote
Italian and Spanish form of Elisha.
Verdiana
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Medieval Italian, Venetian
Rating: 100% based on 1 vote
Contracted form of Veridiana, which itself is a variant form of Viridiana. This was the name of an Italian saint from the 13th century AD.
Maëlys
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: MA-EH-LEES
Rating: 95% based on 2 votes
Feminine form of Maël, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mailys.
Elowen
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Cornish
Rating: 87% based on 3 votes
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
Frida
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic [1]
Pronounced: FREE-dah(Swedish)
Rating: 83% based on 7 votes
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Fortunata
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Rare), Late Roman
Pronounced: for-too-NA-ta(Italian, Spanish)
Rating: 80% based on 1 vote
Feminine form of Fortunato.
Síofra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: SHEE-frə
Rating: 80% based on 3 votes
Means "elf, sprite" in Irish. This name was created in the 20th century.
Mireille
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Dutch
Pronounced: MEE-RAY(French)
Rating: 79% based on 8 votes
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem Mirèio (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire". It is spelled Mirèlha in classical Occitan orthography. A notable bearer is the French singer Mireille Mathieu (1946-).
Velia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: VEH-lya
Rating: 76% based on 5 votes
From the Roman family name Velius, which possibly means "concealed" in Latin.
Katarin
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Breton
Rating: 75% based on 2 votes
Breton form of Katherine.
Aoife
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: EE-fyə(Irish)
Rating: 74% based on 5 votes
From Old Irish Aífe, derived from oíph meaning "beauty" (modern Irish aoibh). This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a woman at war with Scáthach (her sister in some versions). She was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn, who spared her life on the condition that she bear him a child (Connla). Another legendary figure by this name appears in the Children of Lir as the jealous third wife of Lir.

This name is sometimes Anglicized as Eve or Eva.

Esperanza
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: ehs-peh-RAN-tha(European Spanish) ehs-peh-RAN-sa(Latin American Spanish)
Rating: 74% based on 28 votes
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia, which was derived from sperare "to hope".
Lucrezia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: loo-KREHT-tsya
Rating: 73% based on 6 votes
Italian form of Lucretia.
Ottavia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: ot-TA-vya
Rating: 73% based on 10 votes
Italian form of Octavia.
Chiara
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: KYA-ra
Rating: 70% based on 9 votes
Italian form of Clara. Saint Chiara (commonly called Saint Clare in English) was a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Valente
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian, Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese (Rare)
Rating: 70% based on 4 votes
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Valens.
Véronique
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: VEH-RAW-NEEK
Rating: 69% based on 8 votes
French form of Veronica.
Yasmina
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Arabic, Spanish (Modern), French (Modern)
Other Scripts: ياسمينة(Arabic)
Pronounced: yas-MEE-nah(Arabic)
Rating: 68% based on 6 votes
Variant of Yasmin.
Alexei
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian
Other Scripts: Алексей(Russian)
Pronounced: u-lyi-KSYAY
Rating: 68% based on 8 votes
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see Aleksey).
Saoirse
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: SEER-shə
Rating: 66% based on 26 votes
Means "freedom" in Irish Gaelic. It was first used as a given name in the 20th century.
Andreas
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: Ανδρέας(Greek) Ἀνδρέας(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: an-DREH-as(German, Swedish) ahn-DREH-ahs(Dutch) AN-DREH-AS(Classical Greek)
Rating: 65% based on 10 votes
Ancient Greek and Latin form of Andrew. It is also the form used in Modern Greek, German and Welsh.
Johannes
Gender: Masculine
Usage: German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Late Roman
Pronounced: yo-HA-nəs(German) yo-HAH-nəs(Dutch) yo-HAN-əs(Danish) YO-hahn-nehs(Finnish)
Rating: 65% based on 14 votes
Latin form of Greek Ioannes (see John). Notable bearers include the inventor of the printing press Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) and composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
Indira
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Other Scripts: इन्दिरा(Sanskrit) इन्दिरा, इंदिरा(Hindi) इंदिरा(Marathi) ಇಂದಿರಾ(Kannada) இந்திரா(Tamil)
Pronounced: IN-di-ra(Hindi)
Rating: 64% based on 7 votes
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. A notable bearer was India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
Niamh
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Irish Mythology
Pronounced: NYEE-əv(Irish) NYEEV(Irish) NYEE-əw(Irish)
Personal remark: pronounced NEEV
Rating: 64% based on 27 votes
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god Manannán mac Lir in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, the son of Fionn mac Cumhaill. It has been used as a given name for people only since the early 20th century.
Eilidh
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Scottish Gaelic [1]
Pronounced: EH-li
Personal remark: pronounced AY-lee
Rating: 63% based on 3 votes
Diminutive of Eilionoir, also taken to be a Gaelic form of Helen.
Angelique
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Dutch
Rating: 63% based on 8 votes
Dutch form of Angélique.
Aviva
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: אֲבִיבָה(Hebrew)
Pronounced: ah-VEE-vah
Rating: 62% based on 5 votes
Feminine variant of Aviv.
Stellan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Swedish
Rating: 62% based on 25 votes
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.
Yohannes
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Eastern African, Amharic
Other Scripts: ዮሐንስ(Amharic)
Rating: 61% based on 7 votes
Amharic form of John.
Nikolai
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian, Bulgarian
Other Scripts: Николай(Russian, Bulgarian)
Pronounced: nyi-ku-LIE(Russian)
Rating: 61% based on 9 votes
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Николай (see Nikolay).
Eleftheria
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek
Other Scripts: Ελευθερία(Greek)
Rating: 60% based on 1 vote
Feminine form of Eleftherios.
Javier
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: kha-BYEHR
Rating: 60% based on 21 votes
Spanish form of Xavier.
Marjolaine
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: MAR-ZHAW-LEHN
Personal remark: pronounced MAHR-zho-layn
Rating: 60% based on 9 votes
Means "marjoram" in French. Marjoram is a minty herb.
Nayeli
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Indigenous American, Zapotec (Hispanicized), Spanish (Mexican)
Rating: 60% based on 22 votes
Possibly from Zapotec nadxiie lii meaning "I love you" or nayele' meaning "open".
Solveig
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Pronounced: SOOL-vie(Norwegian) SOOL-vay(Swedish)
Personal remark: pronounced SOL-vay
Rating: 60% based on 35 votes
From an Old Norse name, which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt (1876).
Sylvie
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Czech
Pronounced: SEEL-VEE(French) SIL-vi-yeh(Czech)
Rating: 60% based on 1 vote
French and Czech form of Silvia.
Kerensa
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Cornish
Rating: 60% based on 38 votes
Means "love" in Cornish.
Araceli
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: a-ra-THEH-lee(European Spanish) a-ra-SEH-lee(Latin American Spanish)
Rating: 59% based on 27 votes
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.
Steffan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 59% based on 25 votes
Welsh form of Stephen.
Elio
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: EH-lyo
Rating: 59% based on 16 votes
Italian form of Aelius or Helios.
Willemina
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Dutch
Pronounced: vi-lə-MEE-nah
Rating: 58% based on 10 votes
Feminine form of Willem.
Noelani
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hawaiian
Pronounced: no-eh-LA-nee
Rating: 58% based on 9 votes
Means "heavenly mist" from Hawaiian noe "mist" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
Viveca
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Swedish, English
Pronounced: VEE-veh-kah(Swedish) VIV-i-kə(English)
Rating: 58% based on 22 votes
Variant of Viveka.
Solenne
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Breton
Pronounced: SO-LEN(French) so-LEN(Breton)
Rating: 58% based on 28 votes
Variant of Solène.
Nafiset
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Circassian
Other Scripts: Нэфисэт(Western Circassian, Eastern Circassian)
Rating: 57% based on 3 votes
Circassian form of Nafisa.
Sunniva
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Norwegian
Rating: 57% based on 33 votes
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
Leif
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Pronounced: LAYF
Personal remark: pronounced LAYF
Rating: 56% based on 36 votes
From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.
Anaïs
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French
Pronounced: A-NA-EES
Rating: 55% based on 11 votes
Possibly a French variant of Anahita. A famous bearer was the French writer Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), known for her diaries.
Anahera
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Maori
Rating: 55% based on 4 votes
Means "angel" in Maori.
Nasim
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Arabic, Urdu
Other Scripts: نسيم(Arabic) نسیم(Urdu)
Pronounced: na-SEEM(Arabic)
Rating: 55% based on 4 votes
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
Taliesin
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Pronounced: tal-YEH-sin(Welsh) tal-ee-EHS-in(English)
Rating: 55% based on 8 votes
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal "brow, head" and iesin "shining, radiant". This was the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century Welsh poet and bard, supposedly the author of the collection of poems the Book of Taliesin. He appears briefly in the Welsh legend Culhwch and Olwen and the Second Branch of the Mabinogi. He is the central character in the Tale of Taliesin, a medieval legend recorded in the 16th century, which tells how Ceridwen's servant Gwion Bach was reborn to her as Taliesin; how he becomes the bard for Elffin; and how Taliesin defends Elffin from the machinations of the king Maelgwn Gwynedd.
Loredana
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Romanian
Rating: 54% based on 18 votes
Used by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel Mattea (1833) and later by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel L'amore de Loredana (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
Ariadna
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Other Scripts: Ариадна(Russian)
Pronounced: a-RYADH-na(Spanish) ə-RYADH-nə(Catalan) a-RYAD-na(Polish)
Rating: 54% based on 5 votes
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of Ariadne.
Eamon
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: EH-mən
Rating: 54% based on 13 votes
Variant of Éamonn.
Áine
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish [1]
Pronounced: A-nyə(Irish)
Personal remark: pronounced AWN-yə
Rating: 54% based on 24 votes
Means "radiance, brilliance" in Irish. This was the name of a goddess of love and fertility in Irish legend, thought to dwell at the hill of Cnoc Áine in Limerick. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Anne.
Azélie
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French (Rare)
Pronounced: A-ZEH-LEE
Rating: 54% based on 11 votes
Perhaps a form of Azalaïs. It was borne by Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877), also called Zélie, the mother of Thérèse of Lisieux.
Almira 2
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Bosnian
Rating: 54% based on 14 votes
Bosnian feminine form of Al-Amir.
Pilar
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: pee-LAR
Rating: 53% based on 23 votes
Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
Lumi
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Finnish
Pronounced: LOO-mee
Rating: 53% based on 18 votes
Means "snow" in Finnish.
Emperatriz
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: ehm-peh-ra-TREETH(European Spanish) ehm-peh-ra-TREES(Latin American Spanish)
Rating: 53% based on 10 votes
Means "empress" in Spanish.
Amal 1
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Arabic
Other Scripts: أمل(Arabic)
Pronounced: A-mal
Rating: 53% based on 4 votes
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
Mirèio
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Occitan
Rating: 53% based on 8 votes
Occitan (Mistralian) form of Mireille.
Tesni
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Rating: 52% based on 17 votes
Means "warmth" in Welsh.
Nasrin
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Persian, Bengali
Other Scripts: نسرین(Persian) নাসরীন(Bengali)
Pronounced: nas-REEN(Persian)
Rating: 52% based on 26 votes
Means "wild rose" in Persian.
Andrés
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish, Icelandic
Pronounced: an-DREHS(Spanish) AN-tryehs(Icelandic)
Rating: 52% based on 6 votes
Spanish and Icelandic form of Andrew.
Ilyas
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Arabic
Other Scripts: إلياس(Arabic)
Pronounced: eel-YAS
Rating: 52% based on 13 votes
Arabic form of Elijah.
Candelaria
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: kan-deh-LA-rya
Rating: 51% based on 7 votes
Means "Candlemas" in Spanish, ultimately derived from Spanish candela "candle". This name is given in honour of the church festival of Candlemas, which commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.
Johan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Pronounced: YOO-an(Swedish) YUW-hahn(Norwegian) YO-hahn(Dutch)
Rating: 51% based on 8 votes
Scandinavian and Dutch form of Iohannes (see John).
Máire
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: MAH-ryə, MA-ryə
Personal remark: pronounced MAWR-yə
Rating: 51% based on 18 votes
Irish form of Maria (see Mary). The form Muire is used to refer to the Virgin Mary.
Aminata
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Western African
Rating: 50% based on 4 votes
Form of Aminah 1 used in western Africa.
Ayelet
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: אַיֶלֶת(Hebrew)
Rating: 50% based on 3 votes
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
Ginevra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: jee-NEH-vra
Rating: 50% based on 3 votes
Italian form of Guinevere. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
Leilani
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hawaiian
Pronounced: lay-LA-nee
Rating: 50% based on 6 votes
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
Roan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Frisian
Rating: 50% based on 2 votes
Variant of Ronne.
Romilda
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized) [1]
Rating: 50% based on 2 votes
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
Sonja
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Other Scripts: Соња(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced: ZAWN-ya(German) SON-yah(Finnish)
Rating: 50% based on 6 votes
Form of Sonya in various languages.
Xiomara
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: syo-MA-ra
Rating: 50% based on 3 votes
Possibly a Spanish form of Guiomar.
Ziva
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: זִיוָה(Hebrew)
Rating: 50% based on 4 votes
Feminine form of Ziv.
Madailéin
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Personal remark: pronounced MAD-ə-layn
Rating: 50% based on 21 votes
Irish form of Magdalene.
Navid
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Persian, Arabic
Other Scripts: نوید(Persian) نويد(Arabic)
Pronounced: na-WEED(Arabic)
Rating: 48% based on 13 votes
Means "good news" in Persian.
Katarzyna
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Polish
Pronounced: ka-ta-ZHI-na
Rating: 48% based on 6 votes
Polish form of Katherine.
Zofia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Polish
Pronounced: ZAW-fya
Rating: 48% based on 6 votes
Polish form of Sophia.
Endellion
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare), Cornish
Rating: 48% based on 28 votes
English form of Endelienta. Known bearers include English artist Endellion Lycett Green (1969-) and Florence Rose Endellion Cameron (2010-), British Prime Minister David Cameron's fourth child, whose second middle name was given in honour of the Cornish village of St Endellion.
Yocheved
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Other Scripts: יוֹכֶבֶד(Hebrew)
Personal remark: pronounced yo-HEV-ed; yo-KHEV-ed
Rating: 48% based on 21 votes
Hebrew form of Jochebed.
Eleni
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek
Other Scripts: Ελένη(Greek)
Pronounced: eh-LEHN-ee
Rating: 48% based on 4 votes
Modern Greek form of Helen.
Fairuza
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Arabic (Rare)
Rating: 48% based on 12 votes
Variant of Fayruz.
Fiadh
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish (Modern)
Pronounced: FYEE-ə
Rating: 48% based on 4 votes
Means "wild, untamed" (modern Irish fia) or "respect" in Irish.
Belén
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: beh-LEHN
Rating: 47% based on 16 votes
Spanish form of Bethlehem, the name of the town in Judah where King David and Jesus were born. The town's name is from Hebrew בֵּית־לֶחֶם (Beit-lechem) meaning "house of bread".
Fernanda
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Pronounced: fehr-NAN-da(Spanish)
Rating: 47% based on 6 votes
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of Ferdinand.
Shahrazad
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Persian (Rare), Arabic
Other Scripts: شهرزاد(Persian, Arabic)
Pronounced: shah-ra-ZAD(Arabic)
Rating: 47% based on 3 votes
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) meaning "city" and آزاد (azad) meaning "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in The 1001 Nights. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.
Esten
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Norwegian
Rating: 46% based on 5 votes
Variant of Øystein.
Eseld
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Cornish
Rating: 46% based on 12 votes
Cornish form of Iseult.
Gwenaëlle
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French, Breton
Pronounced: GWEH-NA-EHL(French)
Rating: 46% based on 14 votes
Feminine form of Gwenaël.
Dieudonnée
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French (Rare)
Pronounced: DYUU-DAW-NEH
Personal remark: pronounced DYOO-də-nay
Rating: 46% based on 25 votes
Feminine form of Dieudonné.
Tiernan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish
Rating: 45% based on 13 votes
Anglicized form of Tighearnán.
Fenna
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Dutch, Frisian
Rating: 45% based on 18 votes
Feminine form of Fen 2.
Nadezhda
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, Bulgarian
Other Scripts: Надежда(Russian, Bulgarian)
Pronounced: nu-DYEZH-də(Russian)
Rating: 45% based on 6 votes
Means "hope" in Russian and Bulgarian.
Senara
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Cornish
Pronounced: ze-NAH-rah
Rating: 45% based on 4 votes
From the name of the patron saint of Zennor, a village in Cornwall, which is of obscure origin. Conceivably it may be derived from the Breton name Azenor or the old Celtic Senovara. According to local legend Saint Senara was originally Princess Azenor of Brest in Lower Brittany, the mother of Saint Budoc. She is also said to have been a mermaid before her conversion (though even after becoming a Christian, "she continued to pine for the sea"). This name was given to 52 girls born in England and Wales in the years 1916-2005.
Sevastian
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian (Rare)
Other Scripts: Севастьян(Russian)
Rating: 44% based on 5 votes
Alternate transcription of Russian Севастьян (see Sevastyan).
Shireen
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Persian
Other Scripts: شیرین(Persian)
Rating: 44% based on 10 votes
Alternate transcription of Persian شیرین (see Shirin).
Vadim
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian
Other Scripts: Вадим(Russian)
Pronounced: vu-DYEEM
Rating: 44% based on 5 votes
Meaning unknown. It is used as a Russian form of Bademus, but it may actually be derived from the Slavic name Vadimir or else from an Old Norse source.
Serge
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French
Pronounced: SEHRZH
Rating: 44% based on 8 votes
French form of Sergius.
Olimpiada
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Other Scripts: Олимпиада(Russian) Олімпіада(Ukrainian)
Pronounced: u-lyim-pyi-A-də(Russian)
Rating: 43% based on 6 votes
Russian and Ukrainian form of Olympias.
Kaleo
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hawaiian
Rating: 43% based on 4 votes
Means "sound, voice" from Hawaiian ka "the" and leo "sound, voice".
Ronja
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Swedish, Finnish
Pronounced: RON-yah(Swedish)
Rating: 43% based on 4 votes
Invented by Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren, who based it on the middle portion of Juronjaure, the name of a lake in Sweden. Lindgren used it in her 1981 book Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Ronia is the English translation).
Hassan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Other Scripts: حسّان(Arabic, Persian, Urdu)
Pronounced: has-SAN(Arabic)
Rating: 42% based on 9 votes
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
Isidro
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: ee-SEE-dhro
Rating: 42% based on 5 votes
Spanish variant of Isidore.
Navin
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Other Scripts: नवीन(Hindi, Marathi) ನವೀನ್(Kannada) నవీన్(Telugu) நவீன்(Tamil) നവീൻ(Malayalam)
Rating: 41% based on 10 votes
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
Aparecida
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Portuguese
Rating: 40% based on 5 votes
Means "appeared" in Portuguese, taken from the Brazilian title of the Virgin Mary Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, meaning "Our Lady of the Conception Who Appeared". It refers to a statue of the Virgin Mary that was said to have been pulled from a river by fishermen in the 18th century. Our Lady of Aparecida is regarded as the patron saint of Brazil.
Faris
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Arabic, Bosnian
Other Scripts: فارس(Arabic)
Pronounced: FA-rees(Arabic)
Rating: 40% based on 8 votes
Means "horseman, knight" in Arabic.
Maiara
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Indigenous American, Tupi
Rating: 40% based on 3 votes
From Tupi maya arya meaning "great-grandmother".
Rosenda
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: ro-SEHN-da
Rating: 40% based on 4 votes
Feminine form of Rosendo.
Sayuri
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Japanese
Other Scripts: 小百合, etc.(Japanese Kanji) さゆり(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced: SA-YOO-REE
Rating: 40% based on 3 votes
From Japanese (sa) meaning "small" and 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". This name can also be composed of other kanji combinations.
Tsisana
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Georgian
Other Scripts: ცისანა(Georgian)
Pronounced: TSEE-SAH-NAH
Rating: 40% based on 4 votes
Probably derived from Georgian ცის (tsis) meaning "of the sky", the genitive case of ცა (tsa) meaning "sky, heaven". This is also an alternative Georgian word for the forget-me-not flower.
Vidar
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Norwegian, Swedish, Norse Mythology
Pronounced: VEE-dahr(Swedish)
Rating: 40% based on 2 votes
From Old Norse Víðarr, which was possibly derived from víðr "wide" and arr "warrior". In Norse mythology Víðarr was the son of Odin and Grid. At the time of the end of the world, Ragnarök, it is said he will avenge his father's death by slaying the wolf Fenrir.
Zviad
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Georgian
Other Scripts: ზვიად(Georgian)
Rating: 40% based on 4 votes
Derived from Georgian ზვიადი (zviadi) meaning "proud, arrogant".
Bláthnat
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish Mythology
Personal remark: pronounced BLAW-nit
Rating: 40% based on 22 votes
Means "little flower" from Irish bláth "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí. She was rescued by Cúchulainn, who killed her husband, but was in turn murdered by one of Cú Roí's loyal servants.
Veryan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Cornish
Rating: 40% based on 22 votes
From the name of a Cornish town, which is taken from Sen Veryan meaning "Saint Veryan", a Cornish corruption of Severian, itself a corrupted form of Symphorian (the saint to whom the village church is dedicated).
Queralt
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Catalan
Pronounced: kə-RAL
Rating: 39% based on 18 votes
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) that is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
Ronit 2
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: רוֹנִית(Hebrew)
Rating: 39% based on 12 votes
Strictly feminine form of Ron 2.
Javed
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Persian, Urdu
Other Scripts: جاود(Persian) جاوید(Urdu)
Rating: 39% based on 10 votes
Means "eternal" in Persian.
Sigalit
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: סִיגָלִית(Hebrew)
Rating: 39% based on 8 votes
Variant of Sigal.
Perran
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Cornish
Personal remark: nickname Perry
Rating: 38% based on 25 votes
Variant of Piran.
Asal
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Persian
Other Scripts: عسل(Persian)
Rating: 38% based on 6 votes
Means "honey" in Persian (of Arabic origin).
Ludovic
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French
Pronounced: LUY-DAW-VEEK
Rating: 38% based on 6 votes
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Ludwig. This was the name of an 1833 opera by the French composer Fromental Halévy.
Henna
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Finnish
Pronounced: HEHN-nah
Rating: 38% based on 17 votes
Finnish feminine form of Heinrich (see Henry).
Lourdes
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: LOOR-dhehs(Spanish) LOR-dhehs(Spanish) LOORD(French) LOORDZ(English)
Personal remark: pronounced LOOR-des
Rating: 38% based on 21 votes
From the name of a French town. It became a popular center of pilgrimage after a young girl from the town had visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.
Esmeralda
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Pronounced: ehz-meh-RAL-da(Spanish) izh-mi-RAL-du(European Portuguese) ehz-meh-ROW-du(Brazilian Portuguese) ehz-mə-RAHL-də(English)
Rating: 38% based on 5 votes
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
Verena
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German, Late Roman
Pronounced: veh-REH-na(German)
Rating: 38% based on 5 votes
Possibly related to Latin verus "true". This might also be a Coptic form of the Ptolemaic name Berenice. Saint Verena was a 3rd-century Egyptian-born nurse who went with the Theban Legion to Switzerland. After the legion was massacred she settled near Zurich.
Miguel
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish, Portuguese
Pronounced: mee-GHEHL(Spanish) mee-GEHL(European Portuguese) mee-GEW(Brazilian Portuguese)
Rating: 38% based on 4 votes
Spanish and Portuguese form of Michael. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote Don Quixote.
Nadav
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Other Scripts: נָדָב(Hebrew)
Rating: 38% based on 8 votes
Hebrew form of Nadab.
Oona
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish, Finnish
Pronounced: OO-nə(English) O-nah(Finnish)
Rating: 38% based on 12 votes
Anglicized form of Úna, as well as a Finnish form.
'Isam
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Arabic
Other Scripts: عصام(Arabic)
Pronounced: ‘ee-SAM
Rating: 37% based on 19 votes
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
Arend
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Dutch, German (Rare)
Pronounced: A-rent(Dutch)
Rating: 37% based on 9 votes
Dutch and German variant of Arnold. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
Devora
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: דְּבוֹרָה(Hebrew)
Personal remark: pronounced DEV-(ə)-rə
Rating: 36% based on 11 votes
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).
Reijo
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Finnish
Pronounced: RAY-yo
Rating: 35% based on 8 votes
Finnish form of Gregory.
Frediano
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian (Rare)
Pronounced: freh-DYA-no
Rating: 34% based on 5 votes
Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
Ensio
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Finnish
Pronounced: EHN-see-o
Rating: 34% based on 8 votes
Derived from Finnish ensi meaning "first".
Briseida
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Literature
Rating: 33% based on 12 votes
Form of Briseis used in medieval tales about the Trojan War.
Nuria
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: NOO-rya
Rating: 33% based on 3 votes
Spanish form of Núria.
Ramon
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Catalan
Pronounced: rə-MON
Rating: 33% based on 3 votes
Catalan form of Raymond.
Remei
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Catalan
Pronounced: rə-MAY
Rating: 33% based on 9 votes
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of Remedios.
Nizhóní
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Indigenous American, Navajo
Rating: 33% based on 7 votes
From Navajo nizhóní meaning "beautiful" [1].
Brynja
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Icelandic, Old Norse
Pronounced: PRIN-ya(Icelandic)
Rating: 32% based on 9 votes
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
Zyanya
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Indigenous American, Zapotec
Rating: 32% based on 9 votes
Possibly means "forever, always" in Zapotec. It appears in the novel Aztec (1980) by the American author Gary Jennings.
Amparo
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: am-PA-ro
Rating: 32% based on 14 votes
Means "protection, shelter, refuge" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Amparo, meaning "Our Lady of Refuge".
Virva
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Finnish
Pronounced: VEER-vah
Rating: 31% based on 23 votes
Possibly derived from Finnish virvatuli meaning "will o' the wisp". In folklore, will o' the wisp is a floating ball of light that appears over water.
Dariush
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Persian
Other Scripts: داریوش(Persian)
Pronounced: dawr-YOOSH
Rating: 30% based on 10 votes
Modern Persian form of Dārayavahush (see Darius).
Feia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian (Archaic)
Rating: 30% based on 5 votes
Feminine form of Feie.
Francesca Pia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Rating: 30% based on 3 votes
Combination of Francesca and Pia.
Naiara
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Basque
Pronounced: nie-A-ra
Rating: 30% based on 5 votes
From the Basque name of the Spanish city of Nájera, which is Arabic in origin. In the 12th century there was a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave.
Taisia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian
Other Scripts: Таисия(Russian) Таїсія(Ukrainian)
Pronounced: tu-EE-syi-yə(Russian)
Rating: 30% based on 4 votes
Alternate transcription of Russian Таисия or Ukrainian Таїсія (see Taisiya).
Vissarion
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian (Archaic), Greek
Other Scripts: Виссарион(Russian) Βησσαρίων(Greek)
Rating: 30% based on 5 votes
Russian form and Modern Greek transcription of Bessarion.
Tercero
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish (Rare)
Pronounced: tehr-THEH-ro(European Spanish) tehr-SEH-ro(Latin American Spanish)
Rating: 29% based on 15 votes
Means "third" in Spanish. This name was traditionally given to the third child born.
Purnima
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Other Scripts: पूर्णिमा(Hindi, Marathi) পূর্ণিমা(Bengali) பூர்ணிமா(Tamil) ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ(Kannada)
Rating: 29% based on 19 votes
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
Pherick
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Manx
Personal remark: pronounced fə-RIK (Manx)
Rating: 29% based on 22 votes
Manx form of Patrick.
Líadan
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish (Rare)
Pronounced: LEE-din
Rating: 28% based on 5 votes
Possibly from Old Irish líath meaning "grey". According to an Irish tale this was the name of a poet who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief. The name was also borne by a 5th-century saint, the mother of Saint Ciarán the Elder.
Pia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Slovene, Late Roman
Pronounced: PEE-a(Italian, Danish, Swedish, German)
Rating: 28% based on 10 votes
Feminine form of Pius.
Inessa
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian
Other Scripts: Инесса(Russian) Інесса(Ukrainian)
Pronounced: i-NEHS-sə(Russian)
Personal remark: pronounced i-NYES-ə
Rating: 28% based on 4 votes
Russian and Ukrainian form of Inés.
Ardeshir
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Persian
Other Scripts: اردشیر(Persian)
Personal remark: nickname Desh
Rating: 25% based on 10 votes
Modern transcription of Ardashir.
Catrinel
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Romanian
Rating: 20% based on 4 votes
Diminutive of Ecaterina.
Eluned
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Welsh
Pronounced: ehl-IN-ehd, ehl-EEN-ehd
Rating: 20% based on 2 votes
Derived from Welsh eilun meaning "image, likeness, idol". This was the name of a legendary 5th-century Welsh saint, also known as Eiliwedd, one of the supposed daughters of Brychan Brycheiniog.
Kenzo
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Japanese, French (Modern)
Other Scripts: 謙三, 健三, 賢三(Japanese Kanji) けんぞう(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced: KEWN-ZO(Japanese)
Rating: 20% based on 5 votes
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 謙三 or 健三 or 賢三 (see Kenzō). Use of the name in France can probably be attributed to the fashion brand Kenzo, founded in 1970 by the Japanese-French designer Kenzō Takada (1939-).
Loïc
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, Breton
Pronounced: LAW-EEK(French)
Rating: 20% based on 1 vote
Breton form of Louis.
Nicanor
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish
Other Scripts: Νικάνωρ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: nee-ka-NOR(Spanish)
Rating: 20% based on 4 votes
From the Greek name Νικάνωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
Sólja
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Faroese
Pronounced: SUUL-ya
Rating: 20% based on 2 votes
Means "buttercup flower" in Faroese (genus Ranunculus). The buttercup is the national flower of the Faroe Islands.
Mayu
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Japanese
Other Scripts: 真優, 満夕, etc.(Japanese Kanji) まゆ(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced: MA-YOO
Rating: 18% based on 4 votes
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (ma) meaning "full" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "evening". This name can also be constructed from other kanji combinations.
Flutura
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Albanian
Rating: 13% based on 4 votes
Means "butterfly" in Albanian.
Saira
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Urdu
Other Scripts: سائرہ(Urdu)
Rating: 10% based on 3 votes
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
Viridiana
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Ancient Roman, Corsican (Archaic), Italian (Archaic), Galician (Archaic)
Rating: 10% based on 4 votes
Feminine form of Viridianus.
Nedelya
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Bulgarian
Other Scripts: Неделя(Bulgarian)
Rating: 8% based on 4 votes
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
Demyan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian
Other Scripts: Демьян(Russian) Дем'ян(Ukrainian)
Pronounced: dyi-MYAN(Russian) dehm-YAHN(Ukrainian)
Rating: 7% based on 3 votes
Russian and Ukrainian form of Damian.
Hinata
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Japanese
Other Scripts: 日向, 陽向, 向日葵, etc.(Japanese Kanji) ひなた(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced: KHEE-NA-TA
Rating: 7% based on 3 votes
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.
Kadiatou
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Western African
Rating: 7% based on 3 votes
Form of Khadija used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Quetzaly
Gender: Feminine
Usage: American
Rating: 7% based on 3 votes
Variant of Quetzalli.
Taras
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Other Scripts: Тарас(Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian)
Pronounced: tu-RAS(Russian)
Rating: 7% based on 3 votes
Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian form of the Greek name Ταράσιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th-century bishop of Constantinople. It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).
Taymuraz
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Ossetian
Other Scripts: Таймураз(Ossetian)
Rating: 7% based on 3 votes
Ossetian form of Tahmuras.
Gaioz
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Georgian
Other Scripts: გაიოზ(Georgian)
Rating: 3% based on 3 votes
Georgian form of Gaius.
Nazar
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Other Scripts: Назар(Russian, Ukrainian) Նազար(Armenian)
Pronounced: nah-ZAHR(Armenian)
Rating: 3% based on 3 votes
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of Nazarius.
Vaiva
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Lithuanian
Rating: 3% based on 3 votes
From Lithuanian vaivorykštė meaning "rainbow".
Alejandra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish
Pronounced: a-leh-KHAN-dra
Spanish form of Alexandra.
Azad
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Persian, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish
Other Scripts: آزاد(Persian) आज़ाद(Hindi) আজাদ(Bengali) ئازاد(Kurdish Sorani)
Pronounced: aw-ZAWD(Persian)
Rating: 0% based on 3 votes
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi and Turkish.
Breccán
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Medieval Irish
Rating: 0% based on 2 votes
Derived from Irish brecc "freckled, speckled" combined with a diminutive suffix, making it a cognate of Brychan. This was a common name in early Ireland, borne by at least 13 saints.
Elettra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Italian
Pronounced: eh-LEHT-tra
Italian form of Electra.
Eleuterio
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Spanish, Italian
Pronounced: eh-lew-TEH-ryo(Spanish)
Spanish and Italian form of Eleutherius.
Elouan
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Breton, French
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.
Gauvain
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, Arthurian Romance
Pronounced: GO-VEHN(French)
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
French form of Gawain used in the works of Chrétien de Troyes.
Gethin
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Welsh
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
Hedra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Pronounced: HEH-dra
Derived from Cornish Hedra "October". This is a recent coinage.
Izumi
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Japanese
Other Scripts: , etc.(Japanese Kanji) いずみ(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced: EE-ZOO-MEE
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
From Japanese (izumi) meaning "fountain, spring". This name can also be constructed from other combinations of kanji.
Judicaël
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, Breton
Pronounced: ZHUY-DEE-KA-EHL(French)
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iudd "lord" and hael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
Lazare
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French
Pronounced: LA-ZAR
French form of Lazarus.
Lefteris
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Greek
Other Scripts: Λευτέρης(Greek)
Short form of Eleftherios.
Leocadia
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Spanish, Late Roman
Pronounced: leh-o-KA-dhya(Spanish)
Late Latin name that might be derived from the name of the Greek island of Leucadia or from Greek λευκός (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white" (which is also the root of the island's name). Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
Lucresse
Gender: Feminine
Usage: French (Rare), French (African, Rare), English (Rare, Archaic)
Medieval variant of Lucrèce (see Lucretia), still occasionally found in French-speaking African countries.
Meritxell
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Catalan
Pronounced: mə-ree-CHEHL
From the name of a village in Andorra where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The name of the village may derive from Latin meridies meaning "midday".
Nerea
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Basque, Spanish
Pronounced: neh-REH-a
Possibly from Basque nere, a dialectal variant of nire meaning "mine". Alternatively, it could be a feminine form of Nereus. This name arose in Basque-speaking regions of Spain in the first half of the 20th century, though it is now popular throughout the country.
Nimet
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Turkish
Turkish form of Nimat.
Nolwenn
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Breton
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
Raoul
Gender: Masculine
Usage: French, Italian
Pronounced: RA-OOL(French)
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
French form of Radulf (see Ralph).
Raul
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Estonian
Pronounced: ru-OOL(European Portuguese) ha-OO(Brazilian Portuguese) ra-OOL(Italian) RA-ool(Italian)
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and Estonian form of Radulf (see Ralph).
Rozenn
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Breton
Means "rose" in Breton.
Rupinder
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Indian (Sikh)
Other Scripts: ਰੁਪਿੰਦਰ(Gurmukhi)
Means "greatest beauty" from Sanskrit रूप (rupa) meaning "beauty, form" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra, used here to mean "greatest".
Ruxandra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Romanian
Romanian form of Roxana.
Saorla
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Irish
Pronounced: SAYR-la, SEER-la
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
Variant of Saorfhlaith. It means free princess or free noblewoman derived from Irish saor meaning "free" and Irish flaith meaning "princess, nobelwoman".
Shulamit
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: שׁוּלַמִּית(Hebrew)
Modern Hebrew form of Shulammite.
Silvestra
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Slovene, Italian (Rare)
Pronounced: seel-VEH-stra(Italian)
Feminine form of Silvester.
Tiomóid
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Irish (Rare)
Personal remark: pronounced tim-OHD
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
Irish form of Timothy, occurring in some Irish translations of the Bible. It is not commonly used as a given name.
Valdemar
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Danish, Swedish, Finnish
Pronounced: VAHL-deh-mahr(Finnish)
Scandinavian form of Waldemar. This was the name of four kings of Denmark.
Vivek
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Other Scripts: विवेक(Hindi, Marathi) વિવેક(Gujarati) விவேக்(Tamil) ವಿವೇಕ್(Kannada) వివేక్(Telugu) വിവേക്(Malayalam) বিবেক(Bengali)
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
Winoc
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Breton
Variant of Gwenneg.
Yunus Emre
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Turkish
Pronounced: yoo-NOOS ehm-REH
Rating: 0% based on 1 vote
Combination of Yunus and Emre, given in reference to the 13th-century poet.
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