A derivative of Ansley, a Scottish surname of a habituation nature. Has enjoyed moderate success in the latest trend of choosing surnames as given names. Traditionally a masculine name, it is sometimes used in these modern times for a girl.
The Latin feminine form of Alan, but a unisex name in Hawaiian.
The name is borne by actress Alana de la Garza.
This traditionally male name is now also used for girls in the English-speaking world. In modern Greece it remains a male name, which might more literally be transliterated as 'Alexes': in the Greek alphabet it is written 'alpha-lambda-epsilon-xi-eta-sigm
This is an Arabic male name; but is also a prominent African name of Swahili origin. It is used as a unisex name there, and also for both boys and girls in English speaking countries, like the the U.S.
Angel is used mostly as a masculine name among Spanish-speaking communities, and mostly as a feminine name in English-speaking communities. The Spanish name is pronounced "ahn HEL," while the English version is pronounced "AYN jel")
Ariel is generally regarded as the masculine spelling of this name, with the feminine forms Ariela and Arielle. A famous male Ariel is Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Ariel appears in the Bible as a name for the city of Jerusalem and a
A place name and surname from the Old English words 'æsc' (ash) and 'leah' (wood). This name transferred from surname to male first name but in recent decades has become increasingly popular for girls.
From the Germanic name Alberic, composed from the elements 'alb' (elf) and 'ric' (ruler, king). This male name has gained popularity for females in recent times, probably due to its similarity with the female name Audrey.
Famous male beare
A respelling of Aubrey used for females.
A bailey can also mean the outer wall of a castle, or the courtyard between the two outer walls of a castle.
Baileys Irish Cream is a whiskey and cream alcoholic drink.
Bailey features in the top 30 most popular names of most
The meaning of "plain", suggests that Blair is someone who comes from the plains, and not that he is plain-looking.
In recent years, Blair has gained popularity as a girl's name.
Transferred use of the surname.
Bearers include the actress Brooke Shields and philanthropist Brooke Astor.
Camille is a unisex name in French-speaking contexts, but is generally feminine in the English-speaking world.
Camillus and camilla were two Latin nouns designating children helping at religious services, much like altar boys. These young b
Casey was first used as an honorary nickname for American folk hero Jonathan 'Casey' Jones. He acquired his nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, in Kentucky. Casey is also a last name, an anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Cathasaigh. This mean
In Hinduism, a son of Krishna and a name of Lakshmi.
In France Claude is used for both sexes.
Famous male bearers of the name include Claude Debussy, 19th-century composer, and Claude François, French singer of the 1960s and 1970s.
Famous female bearers of the name include Queen Claud
A nickname for Jacob used for both sexes.
A spelling variation of the male name Corey. As a female name it is a nickname of a Cor- name such as Cornelia or Cora.
Courtney or Courtenay came to England with the Norman Conquest in 1066. There various places in Northern France named Courtenay, as well as the Courtenay family being an important dynasty in the Middle Ages, both in France and in England, where they are
"Dakota" is a Sioux word used to denote a certain tribe within the Sioux nation. It is not used as a first name by the Sioux, for obvious reasons. Dakota is also the name of two U.S states - North Dakota and South Dakota, both originally located in the
Dallas is a city in Texas that grew due to it's importance in the oil and cotton industries. 'Dallas' was a long-running TV show that focussed on the Ewing family.
This is the name of a county in the south of England. It comes from a British tribal name which may mean 'worshippers of the god Dumnonos'.
A unisex French form of Dominic. It became popular in English speaking countries following the release of a song of the same name in 1963 by the Singing Nun, also known as Soeur Sourire or Sister Smile.
Of German roots, Evelyn is an English variant of Aveline. Aveline is itself related to Ava, Medieval short form of Germanic names beginning with the element "avi", of unknown meaning, possibly "desired".
It can also be considered a cognate
Coming from the surname Hadley.
A common spelling of this name, it is found mostly on females. It was the 25th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Hayleigh etc.) then Hailey (
Haley is a surname that has gained popularity as a first name for both sexes.
It was the 75th most popular female name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley
Hali did not appear on the US top 1000 popular names in 2006 in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Hayleigh etc.) then Hali (or HAY lee) was the 6th most popular name in Ame
A surname with two likely origins. Halley is both a diminutive of Hall from the French language and an Old English surname, likely referring to a place name. This place is unknown however.
Originally a surname which was derived from the name of an English town.
It was the 306th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Ha
Heather or Calluna is a perennial shrub. Heather is normally found in heathland.
'Heathers' was a comedy about a clique, almost all of whom are called Heather. Famous Heathers include actresses Heather Graham and Heather Locklear. Heather M
Hillary Rodham Clinton is an American presidential candidate, and wife of former president Bill Clinton.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Jade has been considered a precious stone for thousands of years, used in jewellery, weapons, and grave goods. Its name is derived from the Spanish phrase "piedra de ijada," which means "bowel stones." It was believed that jade could prevent gastrointes
Jaden and its variants are likely derived from the name Aidan, which is currently enjoying much popularity in the English speaking world. A similar name is the Hebrew "Jadon," meaning "grateful," but it is not likely that Jaden derives from this root.
A very popular variant of Jaden.
Jan is used as a short form of John in several different languages and is only seen as a unisex name in English.
A name of Devi, the Divine Mother. It is also the 94th name of the Goddess Lakshmi. It is also used in copound names, such as the Indian boy's name Jayaprakash.
French male name, modern French form of John. Or English female name, medieval variant of Jane.
There have been two king Johns or king Jeans of France. The first only ruled for five days - he was born after his Father's death and died soon
In past centuries an exclusively male name, Jocelyn is today given almost exclusively to females.
Jocelyn Bell Purnell is an astrophysicist, who helped discover pulsars. Other famous bearers include socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein and comedi
One of the best known American actresses by this name, Jodie Foster, was actually born Alicia Christian Foster.
Jodie and it's counterpart, Jody, are legitimate unisex names and have traditionally been used for both girls and boys.
Jody, along with it's variant Jodie, have both been traditionally used for boys and girls.
The main character in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings classic Pulitzer Prize winning book "The Yearling" was 11 year old Jody Baxter, a boy who lived in the
Jordan is the name of a country in the Middle East; it is also the name of the river that runs along Israel's eastern border in the Great Rift Valley. Jordan was in use as a male name in Europe by the Dark Ages, but it has recently become a popular choic
A respelling of the Irish surname Kelly.
This evolved into its own name from being a nickname for Laurence or Laura.
Became popular in names such at Katie-Leigh, Jodi-Leigh.
With a long first 'a' (maa KAH leh) this could mean 'myrtle'.
Mara is a name that appears in many mythologies.
A Hebrew name meaning "bitter, bitterness", Mara is one with the Biblical figure of Naomi. She changed her name from Naomi (pleasant) to Mara after she suffered the deaths of her husband and
Originally a medieval French diminutive form of Marie, introduced to Britain in the Middle Ages.
It is now used as an independent name in both countries.
It is sometimes taken as a pet form of Margaret or Margery.
Maya is mostly taken in English-speaking countries as a variant of the mythological name Maia, usage influenced by the common English word and name "May".
It is also the Spanish form of the name, and a common pet form of Amalia.
Meredith comes from the old Welsh male name Mareludd, which probably means 'great lord'. The second element '-iudd' means 'lord'; the first element probably means 'great', or maybe 'sea'. In recent years the name has been given to girls. In Welsh pronunci
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which is derived from Welsh mor (sea) or mawr (great), and can (bright, white) or cant (circle, completion).
This name is common as a surname in both Wales and Ireland and is becoming increasingly popular
In Homer's epic poem "The Iliad", Paris was the Trojan Prince whose vanity caused the start of the Trojan war and the eventual downfall of his city. In Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", Paris was the man the Capulet's wanted Juliet to marry. Paris
In some cases a transferred use of the English surname, a local name from a place named with Old English ryge (rye) and leah (wood, clearing).
In other cases it probably represents a respelling of the Irish surname Reilly, which is from an old Iris
One form of Rowan comes from the Gaelic word for red, ruadh, and a Gaelic diminutive suffix. The other form, from the tree, comes from a Norse word for the European plant. This word refers to the red leaves and berries of the rowan tree.
Sable is another name for the color black.
The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments. It has been prized for its fur. The term has become a generic description for some black-furred animal breeds, such as sable cat
Either a short form of Samantha or Samuel.
Sam is a character in Stephenie Meyer's popular Twilight series of books. It is also the name of the lead character in John Hughes quintessential teen movie, starring Molly Ringwald, "Sixteen Cand
The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland.
Shannon Lucid is an astronaut and Shannon Elizabeth is an actress. Examples of male Shannons include musicians Shannon Hoon and Shannon Leto.
Skylar is an anglicised form of the Dutch surname Schuyler. It has been in the US top 1000 girls' names since the beginning of the 1990s, and so rose to popularity some ten years after the alternative spelling Skyler did for boys. The origins of this name
Skyler is an anglicised form of the Dutch surname Schuyler. It has been in the US top 1000 boys' names since the beginning of the 1980s. The origins of this name are ultimately Dutch but Skyler is not used in the Netherlands.
This name could have also originated with the surname, Eustace.
Sydney is a variant of the name Sidney, and can be used on both males and females.
Sydney Carton is the male hero of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities."
Sydney Bristow is the heroine in the television show "Alias."
Taylor was originally an occupational surname which denoted someone who worked as a tailor.
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States. Taylor is a brand of guitars and the name of Taylor University in Indiana. Taylor Alis
Also an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Treasach ('warlike, fierce')
Also an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Treasach ('warlike, fierce')
Whitney Houston is an American singer and actress. Whitney Young was a male American civil rights leader.
Winnie the Pooh is a central character in A.A. Milne's children's stories involving the Hundred Acre Woods which he had written for his son. Winnie was also a main love interest for the main character in the popular American sitcom The Wonder Years.