In Hebrew this is a generic word for 'man' not used as a name, but it is also associated with 'adama' (earth), from which God was supposed to have made the first humans. According to the Bible Adam and Eve were the first humans, and lived in the Garden of
Albert was a fairly common name in England in the Middle Ages, but later fell out of favor and was not revived until the nineteenth century. Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria; Prince Albert was the main reason this name ca
In the modern English speaking world, August is better known as the name of a month rather than a first name. It appeared with relative frequency in the Victorian era, but has since essentially disappeared from use. "August" is still used as an adjecti
There have been various saints named Bernard. The St Bernard dogs are named for St Bernard of Menthon who established a hospice on what is now known as the St Bernard Pass. This is the pass over the Pennine Alps of Switzerland and Italy. The dogs were use
Often used as a nickname for names containing -bert-. It is the name of a saint as well as the name of a character in Sesame Street.
In the Old Testament, Daniel was a Hebrew prophet and the Book of Daniel contains prophecies concerning the future. Daniel was among the Jews who were taken captive in Babylon. He rose to a high position in the Babylonian government by interpreting the ki
From the Old English elements 'ead' (prosperity, fortune) and 'mund' (protection). This concludes in the meaning 'prosperous protection' but another possible meaning is 'protector of prosperity (or inheritance)'.
The most famous Edmund was King St
Famous Herberts include: 31st US President Herbert Clark Hoover and 41st US President George Herbert Walker Bush. Herbert is also found frequently as a surname.
Cartoons Family Guy and South Park both have characters with this name: the eld
St. Hubert is the patron saint of hunters.
This is the legitimate Polish variant of Jonathan, however, it has found its way onto the US top 1000 names charts three different times. Likely it is due in part to spelling mistakes (much like in the instance of the name Johathan) and is pronounced (JO
This name was taken from the Latin noun 'leo', meaning 'lion' (itself from the Greek 'leon'). Leo is slowly climbing in popularity - it reached the 236th spot in the US charts in 2006. Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair used it for his son in 2000, a hi
English, German and Polish form of Leo. It is spelled as Léon in French.
León is a province in Spain, it's capital is also called León. León is also the name of a car made by SEAT.
Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, Leon Trotsk
St. Leonard of Noblac is the patron saint of birthing mothers, prisoners and the mentally ill.
Other famous Leonards include singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, composer Leonard Bernstein and actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in 'Star Trek
Short form of Slavic names such as Miloslav, beginning with the element 'mil' (gracious).
Milan is also the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy.
Milan's name comes from the Celtic Medelhan, meaning "in th
As well as being the word used to describe someone or something from the Italian city of Rome, 'un roman' is the French word for a novel.
Famous Romans include film director Roman Polanski, and the Russian owner of Chelsea Football Club R
Although ironic in light of its meaning, very well known in respect to the Christmas tale "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
Famous bearers include movie star Rudolph Valentino (known as "The World Greatest Lover"), politician and former may
Ada (AH dah) is a Hebrew biblical name meaning "adornment". An English form of the name is Adah. Ada was the wife of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal. Another Ada was a wife of Esau and the daughter of Elon the Hittite. It can also be a short form
Variant of Alaina or Alina.
St Alena was a Belgian martyr.
Angelina Jolie is an American actress. The name is also shared by the character Angelina Ballerina - a dancing mouse.
Derived from the Hebrew meaning "ship, boat", Aniya may also be taken as a modern variant of Ania.
Antonia is the name of the main character in WIlla Cather's landmark American novel, "My Antonia."
The patron saint of miners, sailors and architects, St. Barbara is called upon to defend them against untimely death like lightning strikes.
Barbara of Portugal was the Queen consort of Spain in the 18th century. She had, in total, 8 baptis
Celia might be a short form of Cecilia, from the Latin meaning "blind".
Celia is also an Italian and Spanish name derived from the Latin 'caelum' meaning "heaven".
In Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' Celia is the daughter of D
Polish form of Selene.
It is also a variant of the French Céline; as well as a diminutive form of the Italian Celia.
From Aemilius, the name of a Roman noble family, which has been associated with as well the Greek aimulos' and the Latin 'aemulus' that mean 'soft; friendly' and 'emulating; rival' respectively.
Many Polish queens and princesses have had t
Emma might be a form of Erma, a short form of various names which begin with the Germanic element Erm(en), Irm(en) which can mean 'strong' but is more literally translated as "whole" or "universal".
For some, it is a diminutive of Emmanuell
In Grimm's fairy tale, Gretel and her brother Hansel were captured by a witch after stumbling across a gingerbread house in the forest. The witch plans to eat the children but the children manage to trick her and make their escape.
Hanna is a form of the name Hannah, as well as a name from the Hausa language meaning "joy."
Julia is a feminine form of the name Julius; this name was given to every female in the Julius family in ancient Rome. Julia was the name of several early Christian saints and martyrs. Julia was also the name of a character in William Shakespeare's "Two G
This is a more modern name in Poland. In Russia, this name is likely derived from Ekaterina.
This name is likely derived from the Russian name Ekaterina.
This name may come from the name, Lee or in more modern terms it could also be a nickname for Azalea.
Léa is also the French form of Leah, it is pronounced LAY ah. It is currently a popular name in France, and in Quebec.
A name from the New Testament.
Liliana may be derived from Lilia (from the Latin for "lilies").
It may also be a modern combination of Lily and Anna; or related to Elizabeth, from the Hebrew meaning "God's oath".
Latinate form of Madgalene.
Latin form of Mary.
It arose as a back-formation from the early Christian Greek name Mariam, which was taken as a Latin accusative case, and is ultimately derived from Hebrew Miryam.
In the English-speaking world, Maria was the writ
Compound name formed of Maria and Anna.
A feminine form of the Roman family name Marinus.
The name is derived from Marius (from the god Mars), but is identical to the Latin adjective 'marinus' meaning "of the sea", and therefore commonly associated to it.
Polish cognate of Melissa, also used as a variant of the name in English-speaking countries. It is a more modern name that is known as Melita in Lithuania.
Mila is a pet form of various names in eastern European languages, including the Czech Miloslava and Dobromila, the Polish Kamill and Emilia and the Russian Ludmilla. It is also used in Spanish for Emelia.
It is also the Serbian and Bulgari
Mira is an Indian name, from the Sanskrit for "prosperous".
It is a short form of any of the names containing the Slavonic element 'meri' (great, famous - from a Latin source, 'mirus' or 'astonishing'). Mira is also commonly bestowed as an
This name was popular from the 1940s through the 1970s.
The original form of the English name "Natalie," Natalia is derived from the Italian "natale," meaning "birthday." The term refers specifically to Christ's birthday - the Italian phrase for "merry Christmas" is "buon natale!", literally "good birthday!"
A Russian and Polish nickname for Anne, Antonia, and names ending with -nina. Also a Swahili name meaning "mother."
In geographical terms, La Niña is a fluctuation in ocean surface temperature, the opposite to El Niño. La Niña is character
Olga is the Russian form of the name Helga or comes from the male name, Oleg.
St. Olga was a 10th century saint.
Recently popular in Poland.
St Paula was a follower of St Jerome. Paula Abdul is an American singer and judge on the show 'American Idol'. Paula Radcliffe is a British runner, the current holder of the women's marathon world record. Paula Y
This spelling is seen as a more faithful transliteration of the Hebrew. It is commonly used by the Jewish people of Poland.
This name is very popular in southern Poland.
Regina was one epithet of the Roman goddess Juno. It is also the name of a city in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Of uncertain etymology, Wanda is generally believed to be of Germanic origin, perhaps from 'vond' (wand, stem, young tree) or from Wend, a term denoting a member of the old Slavic people who now live in an enclave south of Berlin.
Wilhelmina is the feminine equivalent of the masculine Wilhelm, the German cognate of English William. The name comes from the Germanic elements 'wil' (will, desire) and 'helm' (helmet, protection). This German name became used in English-speaking countri
In history, Zenobia of Palmyra was a North African queen descended from Cleopatra who campaigned through much of North Africa before being defeated by Rome.
Zenobia was the name of a character who drowned herself in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "B
Extremely popular in Poland.
In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.
On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.
Jan is used as a short form of John in several different languages and is only seen as a unisex name in English.
A pet form of Kamilla. Kami is a nickname that experienced some popularity in the 1970's on it's own.
It is also the Japanese word for god.
Derived from the Latin name Marinus, derived from Marius; or from the Latin adjective 'marinus' (of the sea), which has its root in 'mare' (the sea). It is also the modern French word for sailor.
Marin is traditionally a male name, though
As a male name, Ola is the Norwegian and Swedish variant of Olaf, meaning "ancestor" or "descendant". As a female name, Ola is the Polish short form of Aleksandra, meaning "defender of mankind".