Baby names and their meanings

 

BOYS

Aamir – (Arabic) Prince; ruler
Aaren – (Old English) High mountain
Aaron – (Hebrew) Enlightened
Aaron – (Latin) Mountain
Abbon – (Hebrew) Father
Abbot – (Latin) Father
Abel – (Latin) Breath
Abhra – (Indian) Cloud
Abi – (Turkish) Older brother
Abir – (Arabic) The fragrant one
Abjit – (Indian) Conquering water
Absalom – (Latin) Father of peace
Ace – (Latin) Unity; first-rate
Achim – (Latin) Whom God exhalts
Adam – (Hebrew) Man of the red earth
Adam – (Latin) Man; earth
Addison – (English) Son of Adam
Adil – (Indian) Justice minded
Adoni – (Aboriginal) Sunset
Adrian – (Latin) From Hadria
Adrian – (Latin) Of the Adriatic. Other forms: Adrien, Arne, Arno
Aftab – (Indian) The sun
Agrim – (Indian) Leader
Ahsan – (Indian) An act of kindness
Aidan – (Irish) Little fiery one
Aiden – (Gaelic) Little fire
Ajay – (Sanskrit) Unconquered
Ajmal – (Indian) Holy
Akbar – (Indian) Powerful
Akhona – (Xhosa) Present
Aklamash – (Indian) Spotless; pure
Akmal – (Indian) Complete
Akram – (Indian) The best, Excellent
Aksel – (Norwegian) Father of peace
Alam – (Indian) Universe
Alamgir – (Indian) Lord of the Universe
Alan – (Gaelic) Rock
Alan – (Scottish) Handsome
Alden – (English) Old friend
Alder – (German) Alder tree
Aldrick – (Germanic) Old ruler
Alec – (Greek) Defending men
Alexander – (Greek) Defending men
Alexander – (Greek) Protector of mankind. Other forms: Alex, Xander, Zander
Alexius – (Greek) Defender
Ali – (Indian) Protected by God
Alim – (Indian) Learned; wise
Alistaire – (Greek) Defending men
Allan – (Gaelic) Rock
Aloke – (Indian) Light
Alton – (English) Old town
Amadeus – (Latin) Love of God
Amahle – (Xhosa) The beautiful ones
Amaro – (Portuguese) Dark
Amaury – (German) Bravery and power
Ambrose – (Greek) Immortal
Amin – (Indian) Blessing of God
Amir – (Indian) Rich
Amohelang – (Sesotho) Receive
Amukelani – (Xhosa) Accept
Anathi – (Xhosa) They are with us
Ancel – (Yiddish) Fortunate; blessed
Anders – (Scandinavian) Manly; strong
Andile – (Zulu; Xhosa). They have extended; the family is growing.
Andre – (Greek) Man; warrior
Andrew – (Greek) Man; warrior
Angelo – (Italian) Angel
Anjum – (Indian) Star
Anjuman – (Indian) Meeting
Annan – (Celtic) From the stream
Anton – (German) Worthy of praise
Anwar – (Indian) Devoted to the Lord
Aodhgan – (Gaelic) Little fiery one
Archambault – (Germanic) Precious or true
Ardal – (Gaelic) High valor
Arik – (Norse) Eternal ruler
Arlan – (Norse) Foreigner; stranger
Arlen – (Irish) Pledge.
Arman – (Germanic) Man in the army
Arnel – (Germanic) Powerful eagle
Arnet – (French) Little eagle.
Arnold – (Germanic) Powerful eagle
Aron – (Italian) Exalted.
Arran – (English) Island
Arshad – (Indian) Holy
Art – (Celtic) Rock.
Arthus – (Welsh) Bear hero.
Asanda – (Xhosa) Still increasing
Asgar – (Indian) Devoted to Lord
Ash – (English) Ash tree
Ashraf – (Indian) Benevolent, kind, tall
Aslam – (Indian) One who salutes
Aston – (English) Eastern town
Ata – (Sesotho) Multiply; increase
Atile – (Sotho) Increasing family
Atkin – (Latin) Man; earth
Auden – (English) Old friend
Aulay – (Norse) Ancestor
Aurelian – (Latin) Little golden one
Aurick – (Germanic) Nobel power
Austin – (Latin) Venerated
Ayanda – (Xhosa) They augment (the family)
Ayer – (French) Heir
Azaziah – (Latin) He whom God giveth
Badal – (Indian) Cloud or rain
Bailey – (English) Bailiff
Bandhu – (Indian) Friend
Bandile – (Xhosa) They have extended in number
Bane – (Hawaiian) Long-awaited one
Barack – (Latin) Blessed
Barclay – (Old English) From the meadow of the birch tree
Bardo – (Aboriginal) Water
Barend – (Dutch) Firm bear
Barnum – (Old English) Stone house
Baron – (Old French) Nobleman. Other forms: Byron, Byronne
Barrett – (German) Bear
Barry – (Gaelic) Spear
Barton – (English) Barley town
Basheer – (Indian) One who carries good news
Basil – (Greek) Like a king
Basim – (Arabic) The smiling one
Bathandwa – (Xhosa) Beloved
Beacan – (Celtic) Small one
Bec – (Latin) To tie
Beck – (Old English) Brook or small stream
Bedrich – (Czech) Peaceful ruler
Belen – (Greek) Arrow
Benedict – (Latin) Blessed. Other forms: Bennet, Benet
Benen – (Latin) Kind; benevolent
Benjamin – (Jewish) Son of the south or son of the right hand. Other forms: Benji, Benyamin, Ben, Benu
Bercan – (Gaelic) Spear
Berk – (English) Birch clearing
Bert – (Germanic) Bright
Bevis – (French) Beautiful outlook
Bheka – (African) To take care of
Bheka – (Zulu) Behold
Bhekinkosi – (Xhosa) Look up to the Lord
Bhekisisa – (Zulu) To be careful, cautious
Bhekithemba – (Zulu) Look after hope/look for hope
Bhekizizwe – (Zulu) Look after the nations
Bhutana – (Xhosa) Little brother
Bhutana – (Xhosa) Little brother
Bingham – (Old English) Crib
Birk – (English) Birch
Blair – (Scottish/Gaelic) From the fields
Blake – (English) Dark; bright
Blaz – (Old German) Unwavering protector
Bokang – (Sesotho) Praise; rejoice
Bongani – (Xhosa) Be thankful
Bonginkosi – (Xhosa) Thank God
Bonginkosi – (Xhosa) Thank the Lord
Bourne – (English) Spring; stream
Bradburn – (English) Broad stream
Braden – (English) Broad; wide
Bradley – (English) Broad wood
Bram – (Hebrew) Father of many. Other forms: Brahm, Braem
Brandon – (English) Broom hill
Branson – (Germanic) Sword
Branton – (English) Brushwood hill
Braulio – (Germanic) Shining, firey
Braxton – (English) Worldly
Brendan – (Irish) Raven
Brenner – (German) Burner
Brent – (Celtic) Steep climb
Brent – (English) Burnt; steep
Brian – (Celtic) Strong one
Briar – (English) Thorny plant
Briscoe – (English) Wood of the Britons; birchwood
Bron – (Afrikaans) Source
Bruno – (Germanic) Armour; brown
Bryce – (French) Dappled; freckled
Bryce – (Welsh) Ambitious; alert
Bud – (American) Friend
Bulelani – (Xhosa) Be thankful
Burne – (English) Spring; stream
Burne – (Old English) Brook
Burnum (Aboriginal) Like a spear
Burt – (Germanic) Bright
Buyisiwe – (Xhosa) Returned
Buzwe – (Xhosa) Nationhood
Cade – (Welsh) Battler
Cadfael – (Welsh) War chieftain
Caedmon – (Irish) Wise warrior
Cailin – (Gaelic) Child
Cain – (Hebrew) Spear
Caine – (English) Reed, cane
Calder – (Welsh) Stream
Caleb – (Hebrew) Faithful
Caleb – (Latin) Dog; heart
Callum – (Latin) Dove
Calvin – (French) Little bald one. Other forms: Kalvin, Vinnie
Camden – (American) Glorious face
Camden – (Gaelic) From the winding valley
Cameron – (Scottish; Gaelic) Crooked stream; crooked hill
Carl – (Dutch) Free man
Carl – (German) Man
Carlin – (Irish) Little champion
Carlisle – (English) From Carlisle
Carr – (Scandinivian) Marsh
Carrick – (Irish) Rock
Cash – (English) Cash; profit
Cassian – (Latin) Empty; poor
Cassidy – (Irish) Clever, curly haired
Cassius – (Latin) Empty; poor
Cavin – (Irish) Handsome
Cayo – (Latin) Happy and fun
Chad – (Old English) Warrior
Chadwick – (English) Ceadda’s dairy farm
Chandler – (English) Candle seller
Chaney – (French) Oak
Charles – (English) Strong and manly. Other forms: Charl, Chaz
Charles – (Germanic) Free man
Chase – (English) Huntsman
Cheney – (French) Oak wood
Chim – (Vietnamese) Bird
Chirag – (Indian) Lamp
Chris – (Greek) Bearer of Christ
Christian – (Latin) A Christian. Other forms: Kristiaan, Chris, Christopher, Kris, Christoff
Christian – (Latin) Follower of Christ
Christopher – (Greek) Bearer of Christ
Clarence – (Latin) Bright
Clark – (English) Man of learning
Claud – (Latin) The lame
Claus – (Dutch) Victory of the people
Clay – (English) Clay
Clayton – (English) Clay settlement
Clive – (English) Cliff; slope; bank
Conlan – (Irish) Hem
Connor – (Scottish) Wise
Constantine – (Latin) Constant; firm. Other forms: Constant, Constandt, Konstandt, Stancio
Cooper – (English) Barrel maker
Corrin – (Irish) Spear carrier
Corvin – (English) White castle
Cruise – (English) Brisk; a cup
Culver – (Old English) Dove
Cunac – (Quechua) Counsellor
Curtis – (English) Courteous
Cyril – (Greek) Lordly
Dakota – (Native American) Friend
Dale – (Scandinavian) Valley
Dalumzi – (Xhosa) Home-maker
Daluxolo – (Xhosa) Peace-maker
Daluxolo – (Xhosa) Peace-maker
Dalziel – (Gaelic) White field
Damian – (Greek) Tamer
Damon – (Greek) To tame
Dane – (Old English) From Denmark
Daniel – (Hebrew) God is my judge. Other forms: Danny, Dan, Denny, Donny
Daniel – (Latin) God is my judge
Danior – (Old English) Born with teeth
Dara – (Cambodian) Stars
Darel – (Aboriginal) Blue sky
Darius – (Persian) ) Maintain well
Darrel – (French) From Airelle
Darrell – (Old English) Beloved
Darren – (Irish; Gaelic) Great. Other forms: Darin, Daron, Darrien, Dorran, Dorren
David – (Latin) Beloved
Daz – (Welsh) Burnt land; hill
Deacon – (English) Deacon
Dean – (English) Valley; dean
Dean – (Old English) Valley; church official. Other forms: Deane, Dino, Deyn
Deion – (Greek) Of Zeus
Delano – (French) From the forest of nut trees
Delroy – (French) Son of the king
Deman – (Dutch) Manly
Demarco – (Latin) From the god Mars
Demetria – (Greek) Derived from Demeter, goddess of fetility, agriculture and harvest. Other forms: Dimitria, Dimitra, Demi
Denley – (Old English) From the meadow of the valley.
Denzel – (Cornish) High stronghold.
Derain – (Aboriginal) Of the mountains.
Derby – (Gaelic) Free from envy.
Derrel – (French) The beloved one
Devi – (Breton) The adored one
Devon – (English) Men of Devon
Diboko – (Sesotho) Praises
Dickon – (French) Strong power
Dilawar – (Indian) Brave; valiant; intrepid
Dilbar – (Indian) Lover
Dillon – (Irish) Loyal, faithful. Other forms: Dylan, Dillyn, Dilon.
Dilshad – (Indian) Happy
Dingane – (Xhosa) One who is searching
Dino – (Italian) Religious official.
Dirk – (Flemish) Ruler of the people.
Dominic – (Latin) Lord
Dryden – (English) Dry valley
Duke – (English) Duke
Duke – (French) Leader.
Duman – (Turkish) Mist.
Dumisa – (Xhosa) Praise [in singular]
Dumisa – (Xhosa) Praise [in singular]
Dumisani – (Xhosa) Praise [in plural]
Dumisani – (Zulu) Praise [God]
Duncan – (Gaelic) Brown chief
Durant – (French) Enduring
Dwight – (English) Mountain of Zeus
Eachan – (Irish) Horseman.
Eagan – (Irish) Mighty.
Earl – (English) Nobleman
Earl – (Old English) Nobleman; warrior; prince. Other forms: Errol, Erroll, Erryl
Eben – (Hebrew) Rock.
Eber – (German) Courageous. Other forms: Eberhard, Evard, Everett.
Eddie – (English) Wealth protector
Edelio – (Greek) Person who always stays young
Eden – (Latin) Delight
Edmund – (English) Prosperous protector. Other forms: Edo, Edmen
Edward – (Old English) Wealthy guard. Other forms: Eddy, Eddie, Eduardo, Ned, Ted
Eijaz – (Indian) Blessings
Ekram – (Indian) Honour
Elan – (Hebrew) Tree
Elden – (English) Ella’s hill
Eldon – (English) Holy hill
Eldric – (Germanic) Old ruler
Elgin – (English) Noble
Eli – (Hebrew) The highest
Elias – (Latin) My God is the Lord
Elijah – (Latin) My God is the lord
Elkan – (Hebrew) God is jealous
Ellard – (German) Sacred; brave
Elliot – (Latin) My God is the Lord
Elmo – (Greek) Lovable; friendly
Elroy – (French) The king
Elsdon – (English) Nobleman’s hill
Elvin – (English) Friend of elves
Elvis – (Scandinavian) Wise
Emil – (Latin) Flatterer; industrious
Emre – (Turkish) Brother
Enan – (Welsh) Hammer
Ennis – (Greek) Mine
Ennor – (Cornish) From the boundary. Other forms: Enner, Ennyr
Enoch – (Hebrew) Dedicated; consecrated
Enrique – (Spanish) Ruler of the household
Enzo – (Italian) Crowned with laurels
Eric – (Norse) Eternal ruler
Eric – (Scandinavian) Ruler of all. Other forms: Erich, Erik, Eriq
Errol – (Latin) Uncertain
Erwin – (English) Sea friend
Esihle – (Xhosa) Beautiful
Esihle – (Xhosa) Beautiful
Eskil – (Norwegian) God vessel
Essex – (English) East Saxons
Ethan – (Hebrew) Strong, firm
Ethan – (Latin) Strong, firm
Etienne – (French) Crowned
Eton – (English) Rich
Evan – (Irish) Young warrior. Other forms: Ewan, Ewen, Owen, Van
Evan – (Latin) God is gracious
Faber – (French) Blacksmith. Other forms: Ferrer
Fabian – (Latin) A bean
Fabian – (Latin) Bean grower
Fabryce – (Latin) Craftsman
Faiyaz – (Indian) A good Donor
Faiz – (Indian) Blessings; gain
Fakhir – (Arabian) Excellent
Falak – (Indian) Sky
Falco – (English) Falcon
Fane – (English) Joyful; glad
Faraz – (Indian) Divine
Fareed – (Indian) Second to nobody
Farhat – (Indian) Happiness
Faro – (Portuguese) Beacon
Farook – (Arabic) One who can distinguish between right and wrong
Farookh – (Indian) A good Judge
Farquhar – (Gaelic) Beloved man
Farrold – (English) Mighty traveller
Fateh – (Indian) Victory
Fath – (Arabic) Victor
Faust – (Latin) Lucky; fortunate
Favian – (Latin) Understanding
Faysal – (Arabic) Wise judge
Felix – (Latin) Happy; lucky
Ferdinand – (German) Adventurer
Fergus – (Irish) Strong, manly
Fermin – (Spanish) Firm; strong
Fezekile – (Xhosa) Complimented
Fezekile – (Xhosa) ComplimentedB
Fezile – (Xhosa Accomplished
Fezile – (Xhosa) Accomplished
Fikile – (Xhosa) Arrived
Fikile – (Xhosa) Arrived
Filbert – (English) Brilliant
Filippo – (Italian) Lover of horses
Filon – (Greek) Philosophical friend
Fineas – (Hebrew) Oracle
Fionn – (Celtic) Fair
Firdaus – (Indian) Heaven
Flavian – (Latin) Fair-haired
Flavian – (Latin) Golden
Floyd – (Irish) The hollow
Flynn – (Irish) Son of red-haired man
Forbes – (Irish) Prosperous
Fordel – (Gypsy) Forgiving
Forrest – (Latin) Of the forest
Foster – (Latin) Forest guardian
Francis – (Latin) Free spirit; from France
Franco – (Latin) Free. Other forms: Francois, Francisco, Frank, Frans
Francois – (Latin) Free man. Other forms: Franco, Franc, Frank, Franklin
Frank – (Germanic) Javelin
Franklin – (English) Free man
Frey – (Scandinavian) Lord
Frick – (English) Bold
Fronton – (Latin) He who thinks
Fulton – (English) Field by the town
Fyodor – (Russian) Gift of god. Other forms: Theodore, Theo
Gabor – (Hugarian) God is my strength
Gabriel – (Hebrew) Devoted to God. Other forms: Gabe, Gabis, Gabrio, Gabryel
Gabriel – (Latin) God is my might
Gair – (Irish) Small
Galen – (Greek) Calm
Galen – (Greek) Healer, calm
Galvin – (Irish) Sparrow
Gamal – (Arabic) Camel
Gangol – (Indian) Precious
Gannon – (Irish) Light-skinned
Garcia – (Spanish) Mighty with a spear
Garret – (English) Spear warrior. Other forms: Garreth, Garth
Gavin – (Welsh) White hawk
Gavril – (Russian) Man of God
Gaylord – (English) Joyous and brave
Gcobani – (Xhosa) Be joyful
Gcobani – (Xhosa) Be joyful
Geert – (German) Brave strength
Gelar – (Aboriginal) Brother
Geoffrey – (Germanic) God’s peace
Geoffrey – (Old German) Peace. Other forms: Geffrey, Geoff, Jeffrey, Jeff, Jephrey, Jephry
George – (Greek) Earth worker
George – (Greek) Farmer
Gerard – (French) Brave spearman. Other forms: Gerhard, Gerhardt
Gerwin – (Welsh) Fair love
Ghalib – (Indian) Excellent
Ghalib – (Indian) The Best
Ghazi – (Arabic) Conqueror
Gilbert – (English) Brilliant pledge
Giles – (French) Goatskin shield
Gilon – (Hebrew) Circle
Gines – (Greek) He who produces life
Giri – (Indian) Mountain
Girvin – (Irish) Small and tough
Givon – (Arabic) Heights
Glenndon – (Scottish) Fortress in the glen. Other forms: Glenn, Glendin, Glen
Godwin – (English) Good friend
Gordon – (English) Triangular-shaped land
Gorman – (Irish) Small; blue-eyed
Gqibelo – (Xhosa) Last one
Gqibelo – (Xhosa) Last one
Grady – (Irish) Noble; illustrious
Graham – (English) Grand home. Other forms: Graeme, Grahm
Granger – (French) Farmer
Gray – (English) The colour gray
Grayson – (English) Son of Gray
Gregory – (Greek) Watcher
Gregory – (Latin) Vigilant watchman. Other forms: Greg, Gregg
Greyson – (English) Son of Gray
Grover – (English) Grove
Gugulethu – (Xhosa) Our pride
Gugulethu – (Xhosa) Our pride
Gulfam – (Indian) Flower color
Gulzar – (Indian) Garden
Gunner – (Norse) Battle; strife
Gustave – (Scandinavian) Staff of the Goths. Other forms: Gustav, Gustaf, Gus
Guthrie – (Irish) Windy; herioc
Guy – (French) Guide
Guy – (Hebrew) Valley
Gwidon – (Polish) Life
Habeeb – (Indian) Friend
Habib – (Arabic) Beloved
Hadden – (English) Child of the heather-filled valley
Haden – (English) Valley with hay
Hadi – (Arabic) Leader
Hadrian – (Swedish) Dark
Hafeez – (Indian) Protector
Hafis – (Indian) Protected
Haggai – (Latin) Festive
Haines – (English) From the vine-covered cottage
Haines – (English) Hawthorn tree
Hal – (English) Leader of an army
Hal – (English) Leader of an army
Hale – (English) Nook; hollow
Hale – (English) Safe; hero
Halen – (English) Nook; hollow
Halen – (Swedish) Hall
Halle – (English) Home rule
Halston – (English) Hollow enclosure
Halton – (English) Estate on the hill
Hamal – (Arabic) Lamb
Hamid – (Indian) One who deserves to be praised
Hamlin – (English) Home
Hamlin – (French) Loves his home
Hanan – (Hebrew) Gracious gift of God
Hank – (Latin) God is gracious
Hanley – (English) From the high clearing
Hans – (Latin) God is gracious
Hans – (Scandinavian; German; Danish) God is gracious. Other forms: Hannes, Hanley, Hawes, Hayes, Yannis
Harden – (English) Valley of the hares
Harkin – (Irish) Dark red
Harmon – (Germanic) Man in the army
Harold – (Scandinavian)
Haroon – (Indian) Achievement
Harper – (English) A player on the harp
Harrison – (English) Son of Harris
Harrod – (English) Army rule; herald
Harshel – (Indian) Joyful
Hart – (English) Stag
Harvey – (English) Battle worthy
Hashmat – (Indian) Happy
Hasit – (Indian) Happy
Haven – (English) Safe place
Hawke – (English) Hawk
Hayden – (German) Heathen
Hayes – (English) Enclosure
Haziel – (Hebrew) Vision of God
Heathcliff – (Old English) Living by the cliff of heather. Other forms: Heath
Hector – (Greek) Holding fast
Hector – (Greek) Steadfast
Hendrik – (Old German; English; Danish) Home ruler. Other forms: Hendrick
Henley – (English) High meadow
Henry – (German) Ruler of the household. Other forms: Henri
Henry – (Germanic) Home ruler
Herman – (Germanic) Man in the army
Herman – (Latin) Noble
Hern – (English) Heron; bend
Herrick – (Germanic) Home ruler
Hewitt – (French) Little smart one
Hezekiah – (Latin) Power from god
Hilmar – (Swedish) Famous noble
Hilton – (English) Settlement on hill
Hilton – (Old English) Hill settlement
Hlompho – (Sesotho) Respect
Hlompho – (Sesotho) Respect
Ho (Chinese) Good
Hoc (Vietnamese) Studious
Hogan – (Irish; Gaelic) Youth
Homer – (Greek) Hostage
Horton (English) Garden estate
Howard – (Old English) Noble watchman
Howe – (German) High
Howell – (Welsh) Remarkable
Hu – (Chinese) Tiger
Hullen – (Mapuche) Spring
Humbert – (German) Brilliant strength
Hunter – (English) Hunter
Hussain – (Indian) Name of saint
Hussain – (Indian) Thinker
Huxley – (English) Outdoorsman
Hyatt – (English) High gate
Iago – (Spanish) Substitute
Iain – (Scottish) God’s gracious gift. Other forms: Ian
Iamin – (Hebrew) Right hand
Iban – (German) Glorious
Ibrahim – (Indian) Abraham
Ibrahim – (Indian) Abraham
Ibsen – (German) Archer’s son
Idin – (English) Pasture in the wood
Idris – (Indian) Fiery Lord
Ifran – (Indian) Identity
Ignatius – (Latin) Fiery, ardent
Igor – (Russian) Heroic
Igor – (Russian) Heroic
Iham – (Indian) Expected
Iham – (Indian) Expected
Imam – (Arabic) One who believes in God
Immanuel – (German) God is with us. Other forms: Emmanuel, Manuel
Imran – (Arabic) Host
Imran – (Arabic) Host
Imran – (Indian) Powerful
Indiana – (English) Land of Indians
Ines – (Greek) Pure
Inger – (Scandinavian) Son’s army
Ingram – (English) Angel
Ingram – (English) Angel
Innis – (Irish) Island
Intakhab – (Indian) Election
Iqbal – (Indian) Richness
Irfan – (Indian) Knowledgeable
Irfan – (Indian) Knowledgeable
Irshad – (Indian) Order
Irving – (Irish) Handsome. Other forms: Irvin, Irwin, Irv
Isaac – (Hebrew) The laughing one
Isaac – (Hebrew) The laughing one
Isaac – (Latin) He will laugh
Isai – (Latin) Man
Isaiah – (Latin) God is salvation
Ishmael – (Hebrew) The Lord will hear
Ishmael – (Hebrew) The Lord will hear
Ishmael – (Latin) God will listen
Ishrat – (Indian) Happiness
Israel – (Hebrew) God perseveres. Other forms: Yisrael
Ivan – (Latin) God is gracious
Ivan – (Russian) Form of John
Ivan – (Russian) Form of John
Ivo – (German) The little archer
Ivo – (German) Yew wood. Other forms: Ivar, Ivor
Ivor – (Scandinavian) Ready; outgoing
Ivor – (Scandinavian) Ready; outgoing
Iye – (Native American) Smoke
Iye – (Native American) Smoke
Izhar – (Indian) Expression
Ja – (Korean) Attractive; magnetic
Jaan – (Estonian) A form of Christian
Jabir – (Arabic) The comforter
Jabu – (Xhosa) Rejoice
Jack – (English) God is gracious
Jack – (Latin) God is gracious
Jackson – (English) Jack’s son
Jacob – (Latin) Supplanter
Jacques – (French) One who supplants
Jacy – (Native American) The moon
Jadon – (Hebrew) God has heard
Jae – (Korean) Respect
Jagger – (English) Carter
Jahan – (Indian) The world
Jahangir – (Indian) King of Universe
Jai – (Thai) Heart. Other forms: Jay, Jaye
Jake – (Latin) Supplanted
Jalal – (Indian) Richness
Jalil – (Indian) Respectable
Jamal – (Arabic) The handsome one
Jamar – (American) Attractive; formidable
JaMarcus – (Latin) From the god Mars
James – (Hebrew) He who supplants. Other forms: Jaime, Jamie, Jimmy, Diego, Giacomo, Hamish, Seamus
James – (Latin) Supplanter
Janus – (Latin) Passageway; born in January
Jareb – (Hebrew) Contending
Jared – (Latin) To descend
Jarvis – (German) Skilled with a spear
Jarvis – (Germanic) Spear servant
Jason – (Greek) Healer
Jason – (Greek) Healer. Other forms: Jathan, Jasan, Jasyn
Jasper – (Persian) Treasurer
Javed – (Indian) Immortal
Javier – (Portuguese) Of the new house
Jaxsen – (English) Jack’s son
Jay – (French) Blue jay
Jayce – (American) Combination of the initials J and C
Jefferson – (English) Dignified
Jeffrey – (English) Divinely peaceful. Other forms: Jeff, Jeffery, Jeffre
Jehu – (Latin) He is Jahweh
Jeremiah – (Hebrew) The Lord exalts. Other forms: Jeremy, Jerry, Dermot, Dermott, Yeremiah
Jeri – (Germanic) Spear ruler
Jermaine – (French) Bud
Jerome – (Greek) Sacred name
Jerri – (Germanic) Spear ruler
Jesse – (Hebrew) Wealthy. Other forms: Jessie, Jess, Jessy
Jet – (English) Black gemstone
Jett – (English) Hard, black mineral
Jimm – (Latin) Supplanter
Joachim – (Latin) God will establish
Jody – (Latin) Of Judea
Joel – (Hebrew) God is willing
Joel – (Latin) The Lord is God
John – (Hebrew) God is gracious. Other forms: Gianni, Giovanni, Giannos, Iban, Jack, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jovan, Jon, Sean, Shane, Zane
Jonas – (Latin) Dove
Jonathan – (Hebrew) Gift of God
Jonathan – (Latin) God has given
Jongikhaya – (Xhosa) Watching over the home
Jongikhaya – (Xhosa) Watching over the home
Jongilanga – (Xhosa) Watching the sun
Jongilanga – (Xhosa) Watching the sun
Jonginkosi – (Xhosa) Watching over the Lord
Jonginkosi – (Xhosa) Watching over the Lord
Jordan – (Latin) Descend; flow down
Jorge – (Spanish) A farmer
Josaphat – (Latin) The Lord judges
Joseph – (Hebrew) God will add. Other forms: Josie, Joza
Joseph – (Latin) He will enlarge
Joshua – (Hebrew) Jehovah is salvation. Other forms: Josh, Joss, Yehoshua
Joshua – (Latin) God rescues
Josiah – (Latin) The Lord saves
Jovani – (Latin) God is gracious
Jude – (Latin) Praise; thanks
Judson – (Latin) Descend; flow down
Jugnua – (Indian) Fire (Zulu) fly
Julian – (Latin) Down
Julius – (Latin) Down
Justin – (Latin) Just; righteous
Justin – (Latin) Righteous; just
Jye – (English) Jay bird
Kabelo – (Sesotho) Inheritance; given
Kabelo – (Sesotho) Inheritance; given
Kadar (Arabic) Powerful
Kade (Scottish) Wetlands
Kadeem – (Arabic) One who serves
Kael – (Gaelic) Uncertain
Kai (Hawaiian) Sea
Kamal (Arabic) Perfect
Kamohelo – (Sesotho) Acceptance; welcome
Kamohelo – (Sesotho) Acceptance; welcome
Kananelo – (Sesotho) Approval; appreciation
Kananelo – (Sesotho) Approval; appreciation
Kane – (Welsh) Beautiful
Karabo – (Sesotho) Answer
Karabo – (Sesotho) Answer
Karim – (Indian) Kind hearted; generous
Kassian – (Latin) Empty; poor
Katleho – (Sesotho) Success
Katleho – (Sesotho) Success
Kayle – (Hebrew) Faithful dog. Other forms: Kaile, Kayl
Kayson – (Greek) Healer
Keane – (German) Bold, sharp
Keanu – (Hawaiian) Cool breeze over the mountains
Keaton – (English) Where hawks fly
Keefe – (Irish) Handsome; loved
Keegan – (Irish) Little; fiery
Keeley – (Irish) Handsome
Keith – (Gaelic) Woods
Kekeletso – (Sesotho) Addition
Kekeletso – (Sesotho) Addition
Kelby – (German) Farm by the spring
Kelebohile – (Sesotho) I am grateful
Kelebohile – (Sesotho) I am grateful
Kellen – (Irish) Mighty warrior
Kelsey – (Scandinavian) Island of ships
Kelvin – (Irish) Narrow river
Kemen – (Basque) Strong
Ken – (Gaelic) Born of fire
Kendrew – (English) Son of Andrew
Kenneth – (Gaelic) Born of fire
Kenrick – (English) Bold ruler
Kent – (Welsh) Bright
Keshawn – (Latin) God is gracious
Kestrel – (English) Falcon
Khabane – (Sesotho) Valuable; precious; warrior
Khabane – (Sesotho) Valuable; precious; warrior
Khadim – (Indian) Servant of God
Khalid – (Indian) Creator, Immortal
Khalil – (Arabic) Friend
Khuselwa – (Xhosa) Protect
Khuselwa – (Xhosa) Protect
Khwezi – (Xhosa) Star
Khwezi – (Xhosa) Star
Kieran – (Irish) Little dark one. Other forms: Kyran, Kirran
Kieron – (Gaelic) Little dark one
Kinsey – (English) Victorious royalty
Kinton – (Indian) Crowned
Kipp – (English) Pointed hill
Kirby – (Scandinavian) Church village
Kirian – (Irish) He who was born in the dark
Kirk – (Norse) Church
Kivi – (Finnish) Dweller by a stone
Knowles – (English) Top of a hill
Knox – (English) Round
Kubu – (African) Rebel
Kuper – (Yiddish) Copper
Kwan – (Korean) Strong
Kwanele – (African) It is enough
Kwanele – (Zulu) It is enough
Kwayera (African) Dawn
Kwende (African) Let’s go
Kyle – (Gaelic) Strait of water
Kyle (Irish) Narrow piece of land
Labib – (Arabic) Sensible; intelligent
Ladio – (Slavic) He who governs with glory
Laidley – (English) Path along the marshy meadow
Lakota – (Native American) Friend
Lamar – (German) Known throughout the land
Lamond – (French) World
Lance – (French) Attendant
Lance – (German) Territory; land
Lander – (Greek) Lion man
Lane – (English) Lane
Lange – (English) Long, tall
Lankesh – (Indian) Another name for the Hindu demon king Ravana
Lars – (Latin) Man from Laurentum
Latham – (Norse) To the barns
Latif – (Arabic) Kind and gentle
Latif – (Indian) Variety
Laurence – (Latin) Man from Laurentum
Lawrence – (Latin). Other forms: Larance, Lars, Larry, Loren, Lorens, Lorenzo
Lawson – (Latin) Man from Laurentum
Lazarus – (Latin) God is my help
Lear – (Germanic) Clearing
Lebohang – (Sesotho) Be thankful
Lebona – (Sesotho) The one who sees
Lee – (English) Clearing, meadow
Lefa – (Sesotho) Inheritance
Leggett (French) One who is sent
Lehlohonolo – (Sesotho) Luck
Leighton – (English) Leek settlement
Leith – (Gaelic) A harbour in Scotland
Leith – (Scottish) Broad river
Lenno – (Native American) Man
Lennon – (Gaelic) Coat or cape
Leo – (Latin) Lion
Leonardo – (Italin) Brave as a lion. Other forms: Leon, Lyon
Leron – (Arabic) The song is mine
Leroy – (French) The king. Other forms: Elroi, Lee, Roy
Lesley – (Gaelic) Holly Garden
Leslie – (Scottish) Meadowlands
Letsha – (Sotho) Lake
Levi – (Hebrew) Joined in harmony
Lewatle – (Sesotho) Ocean
Lewatle – (Sesotho) Ocean
Lex – (Greek) Defending men
Liam – (Germanic) Will, desire
Liam – (Irish) Determined guardian
Lincoln – (English) Lake settlement
Lindani – (African) Be patient
Lindelani – (Xhosa) Wait
Link – (German) Left hand
Linley – (English) Flax meadow
Linton – (English) Lyne; lime tree
Lionel – (French) Lion cub
Liu – (African) Voice
Logan – (Gaelic) Hollow
Loman – (Gaelic) Enlightened
Londisizwe – (Xhosa) Protect/take care of the nation
Loring – (French) Of Lothair
Lou – (Germanic) Fame and war
Loudan – (German) Low valley
Loudon – (English) Beacon hill
Louis – (German) Famous warrior. Other forms: Lewis, Luis
Louis – (Germanic) Fame and war
Lucas – (Danish) Bringer of light. Other forms: Lucius, Lucio, Lucian, Lucien, Luka, Lukas
Lucas – (Greek) Man from Lucania
Lucian – (Latin) Light
Ludwik – (Polish) Famous warrior. Other forms: Ludwig, Ludwich
Luke – (Greek) Man from Lucania
Luke – (Greek) Man from Lucania
Lungile – (Zulu) The good one
Luzio – (Italian) Light
Lyle – (French) Island
Lyndal – (English) Valley of lime trees
Lyulf – (English) Fire wolf
Macauley – (Scottish) Son of righteousness
Mace – (French) Club
Mackinnley – (Irish) Son of the learned ruler
Madan – (Indian) Cupid
Maddhu – (Indian) Honey
Maddock – (Welsh) Generous. Other forms: Maddox
Maddock – (Welsh) Good; generous
Madison – (English) Son of Maud
Madon – (Irish) Charitable
Mael – (Celtic) Prince
Mafatle – (Sesotho) Wisdom
Mafatle – (Sesotho) Wisdom
Magen – (Hebrew) Protector
Mahir – (Hebrew) Industrious
Mahtab – (Indian) Moon
Majid – (Arabian) Great, glorious
Makukhanye – (Xhosa) Let there be light
Malachai – (Latin) My messenger
Malachi – (Hebrew) Angel of God
Malik – (Arabic) Master
Malin – (Latin) Of Magdala
Malusi – (Xhosa) Shepherd
Malusi – (Xhosa) Shepherd
Mamello – (Sesotho) Patience
Mamello – (Sesotho) Patience
Manas – (Indian) Mind
Mandla – (Xhosa) Power
Mandla – (Xhosa) Power
Manelesi – (Zulu) Satisfier
Mangaliso – (Xhosa) Wonderful
Mangaliso – (Xhosa) Wonderful
Manning – (English) Son of the hero
Mannix – (Irish) Monk
Marcus – (Latin) Warrior. Other forms: Mark, Marc, Marcio, Marck, Marx
Marius – (Latin) From the god Mars
Mark – (Latin) From the god Mars
Marland – (English) Lake land
Marlow – (English) Drained lake
Marlow – (English) Hill by the lake
Marmaduke – (Gaelic) Devotee of Maedoc
Martin – (French) Martial. Other forms: Maarten, Marten, Marto, Martinus, Mertin
Martin – (Latin) From the god Mars
Marty – (Latin) From the god Mars
Masheer – (Indian) Advisor
Masibulele – (Xhosa) Let’s give thanks
Masibulele – (Xhosa) Let’s give thanks
Mason – (French) Bricklayer
Matsimela – (Sotho) Roots
Matt – (Latin) Gift of God
Matthew – (Hebrew) Gift of God. Other forms: Mateo, Matteo, Matheu, Mathew, Mathias, Matt, Matz
Matthew – (Latin) Gift of God
Maurice – (French) Dark-skinned. Other forms: Mauritz, Maur, Morice, Mauro
Maurice – (Latin) Moor
Max – (Latin) Greatest
Maximilian – (Latin) Little Maximus
Mbingeleli – (Xhosa) Priest
Mbingeleli – (Xhosa) Priest
Mbulelo – (Xhosa) Thankfulness
Mbulelo – (Xhosa) Thankfulness
Mcebisi – (Xhosa) Counsellor
Mcebisi – (Xhosa) Counsellor
Medin – (Greek) Defender
Megh – (Indian) Cloud
Mel – (English) Uncertain
Melbourne – (English) Middle stream
Melvern – (Native American) Great chief
Menzi – (Xhosa) The doer
Menzi – (Xhosa) The doer
Merrick – (Welsh) Moor
Mhambi – (Zulu) Traveller
Mica – (Latin) Who is similar
Micaiah – (Latin) Who is like God?
Michael – (Hebrew) He who is like God. Other forms: Mikhael, Meikil, Mical, Mika, Mijael
Michael – (Latin) Who is like God?
Mick – (Latin) Who is like God?
Miles – (Germanic) Forgiving
Milo – (Germanic) Soft-hearted
Milos – (Greek) Pleasant
Mirza – (Indian) Prince
Misal – (Indian) Example
Mitchell – (Latin) Who is like God?
Mkhokeli – (Xhosa) Leader
Mkhokeli – (Xhosa) Leader
Mkhuseli – (Xhosa) The shielder
Mkhuseli – (Xhosa) The shielder
Mncedisi – (Xhosa) Helper
Mncedisi – (Xhosa) Helper
Mnyamezeli – (Xhosa) Endure
Mnyamezeli – (Xhosa) Endure
Moeletsi – (Sesotho) Advisor
Moeletsi – (Sesotho) Advisor
Mohammad – (Indian) Name of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)
Mohapi – (Sesotho) Victor
Mohapi – (Sesotho) Victor
Mojalefa – (Sesotho) Heir
Mojalefa – (Sesotho) Heir
Mokgethi – (Sesotho) One who will choose
Mokgethi – (Sesotho) One who will choose
Moluleloa – (Sesotho) We have long awaited your arrival
Moluleloa – (Sesotho) We have long awaited your arrival
Mondli – (Zulu) feeder
Montana – (Spanish) Mountain
Monti – (French) Gomeric’s hill
Morgan – (Celtic) Confident seaman
Morgan – (Scottish) Sea warrior
Motlalepule – (Sesotho) The rain bringer
Motlalepule – (Sesotho) The rain bringer
Motsamai – (Sesotho) Traveller
Motsamai – (Sesotho) Traveller
Motsamai – (Sesotho) Traveller
Motsumi – (Sesotho) The seeker
Motsumi – (Sesotho) The seeker
Motsumi – (Sesotho) The seeker
Mpho – (Sesotho) Gift
Mpho – (Sesotho) Gift
Mpumelelo – (Xhosa) Success
Mpumelelo – (Xhosa) Success
Msizi – (Zulu) Helper
Mthandeni – (Xhosa) Love him
Mthandeni – (Xhosa) Love him
Mthetheleli – (Xhosa) Advocate
Mthetheleli – (Xhosa) Advocate
Mthimkhulu – (Xhosa) Big tree
Mthimkhulu – (Xhosa) Big tree
Mthuthuzeli – (Xhosa) Comforter
Mthuthuzeli – (Xhosa) Comforter
Mubarak – (Indian) Auspicious, holy
Muhammad – (Arabic) Praised.
Murad – (Indian) Wish, desire
Mxolisi – (Xhosa) Maintain peace
Mxolisi – (Xhosa) Maintain peace
Myles – (German) Forgiving
Myron – (Greek) Fragrant ointment
Mzukisi – (Xhosa) Praiser
Mzukisi – (Xhosa) Praiser
Naaman – (Hebrew) Pleasant
Nabarun – (Indian) Morning sun
Nabeel – (Arabic) Noble. Other forms: Nabil
Nada – (Arabic) Generous
Nadira – (Indian) Rare; inaccessible
Nadira – (Indian) Rare; inaccessible
Nahum – (Hebrew) Comforting
Nalah – (Sanskrit) Stem; hollow reed
Napoleon – (Greek) Lion of the woodland
Narve – (Dutch) Strong, healthy
Nash – (English) At the ash tree
Natan – (Polish) God has given
Nate – (Hebrew) Little gift
Nathan – (Hebrew) Gift of God
Nathan – (Latin) He (God) has given
Nathi – (Xhosa) Short for Nkosinathi
Navin – (Indian) New, novel
Nelson – (English) Son of Neil
Neo – (Sesotho) Gift
Neo – (Sesotho) Gift
Nerville – (French) Village by the sea
Netherwood – (English) Lower wood
Nevada – (Spanish) Snow
Neville – (French) New town
Nevin – (Gaelic) Nephew
Newall – (English) New hall
Newall – (English) New hall
Newman – (English) Newcomer
Newton – (English) New settlement
Nhlahla – (Zulu) Luck
Nhlakanipho – (Zulu) Wisdom
Niall – (Irish) Champion
Nicholas – (Greek) Victorious people. Other forms: Nikolas, Nick, Colin, Cole, Klaus, Nicklaus, Nicko, Nikko
Nicon – (Greek) The victorious one
Nigel – (Latin) Dark night
Nilson – (English) Son of Neil
Nixon – (English) Son of Nick
Njabulu – (Zulu) Happiness
Nkokheli – (Xhosa) Leader
Nkokheli – (Xhosa) Leader
Nkosinathi – (Zulu) God is with us
Nkosiphendule – (Zulu; Xhosa) God has answered
Nkosiphendule – (Zulu; Xhosa) God has answered
Nkululeko – (Xhosa) Freedom
Nkululeko – (Xhosa) Freedom
Nkwe – (Sesotho) Tiger
Nkwe – (Sesotho) Tiger
Noah – (Latin) Rest; comfort
Noel – (French) Christmas. Other forms: Noelle, Nole
Nolan – (Irish) Proud one
Nolen – (Gaelic) Chariot
Nuri – (Hebrew; Arabic) My fire
Nwa – (African) Son
Nwa (African) Son
Nyameko – (Xhosa) With endurance
Nyameko – (Xhosa) With endurance
Nyaniso – (Xhosa) Truthfulness
Nyaniso – (Xhosa) Truthfulness
Nye – (Welsh) Truly golden
Nyle – (English) Island. Other forms: Neil, Nyl, Nyll
Nyles – (Gaelic) Cloud or champion
Oakley – (English) Oak tree field.
Oberon – (German) Noble.
Obert – (German) Wealthy; bright.
Odin – (Scandinavian) Ruler.
Odolf – (German) Prosperous wolf.
Ofer – (Hebrew) Young deer.
Ogilvie – (Welsh) High.
Olaf – (Scandinavian) Ancestor.
Oleg (Russian) Name of an early province of Kiev. Holy
Oliver – (French) Elf army
Oliver (Latin) Olive tree.
Olivier – (French) Peaceful; fruitfulness
Olivier (French) Peaceful; fruitfulness.
Olothando – (Xhosa) That Love of God
Olwethu – (Xhosa) Our own
Olwethu – (Xhosa) Our own
Onan (Turkish) Prosperous.
Onele – (Xhosa) Enough
Onele – (Xhosa) Enough
Onele – (Xhosa) Enough
Oran – (Irish) Green.
Orban – (Hugarian) Born in the city.
Ori – (Hebrew) Light.
Orlando – (German) Famous throughout the city.
Orleans – (Latin) Golden. Other forms: Orlin, Orlean.
Orman – (English) Spearman.
Ormond – (Old English) Mountain of bears; spear or ship protector. Other forms: Ormand, Ormonde
Orris – (Latin) Timekeeper
Orsen – (Latin) Bear-like
Orson – (Old French from Latin) A little bear
Oscar – (Scandinavian) Divine
Oskar – (German) Divine spearman
Oskar – (German) Divine spearman. Other forms: Oscar
Oswaldo – (German) Divine power
Otto – (German) Prosperous
Otto – (German) Prosperous
Otway – (Teutonic) Fortunate in battle
Ove – (Scandinavian) Life
Ove – (Scandinavian) Life
Owen – (Scottish; Greek) Born of yew; youth
Owen – (Scottish; Greek) Born of yew; youth. Other forms: Ewan, Ewen, Euan, Evan
Oxford – (English) From the oxen river crossing
Ozzie – (English) God of the forest
Ozzie – (English) God of the forest
Paavan – (Indian) Purifier
Pace – (English) Peace
Paco – (Native American) Golden eagle
Pagan – (Latin) From the country
Page – (French) Youthful assistant
Paio – (Latin) Belonging to the sea
Palben – (Basque) Blond
Pallab – (Indian) New leaves
Palmer – (English) Born on Palm Sunday
Paresh – (Indian) Supreme lord
Paris – (Greek) In Greek mythology, Paris was the young and beautiful prince whose affair with Helen of Troy caused the Trojan War
Park – (Chinese) Cypress tree
Parr – (English) Enclosure
Parry – (Welsh) Son of Harry
Pascal – (French) Born at Easter
Pascoe – (English) Born at Easter
Patrice – (Latin) A patrician
Patrick – (Latin) Nobleman. Other forms: Patrice, Patric, Patrik, Pat
Patrick – (Latin) Patrician
Patton – (English) Warrior’s town
Paul – (Latin) Small. Other forms: Pablo, Paolo, Paulo, Paulos
Paul – (Latin) Small; humble
Pax – (Latin) Peaceful
Pearce – (Greek) Stone
Pearson – (Greek) Stone
Peli – (Basque) Happy.
Pello – (Greek) Stone
Perrin – (Greek) Stone
Perry – (Latin) Foreigner
Perth – (Scottish) Thornbush thicket
Pesach – (Hebrew) Spared
Peter – (Greek) Stone
Peter – (Latin) Small rock
Phakamile – (Xhosa) Uplifted
Phakamile – (Xhosa) Uplifted
Phelan – (Irish) Wolf
Phil – (Greek) Lover of horses
Phila – (Xhosa) In good health
Philani – (Xhosa) Be well
Philip – (Greek) Lover of horses
Philip – (Greek) Lover of horses. Other forms: Filippe, Phillip, Flip, Pippo, Filya, Filip
Philo – (Greek) Love
Phumelele – (Xhosa) Succeeded
Phumelele – (Xhosa) Succeeded
Phumlani – (Zulu) Rest
Pierre – (French) Form of Peter
Pin – (Vietnamese) Faithful boy
Pinjas – (Hebrew) Mouth of the serpent
Piper – (English) A pipe player
Pirro – (Spanish) Flaming hair
Pitney – (English) Island of the strong-willed man
Placido – (Spanish) Serene
Polo – (Tibetan) Brave wanderer
Poloko – (Sesotho) Safety
Poloko – (Sesotho) Safety
Powell – (Welsh) Son of Hywel
Prescott – (English) Priest cottage
Presley – (English) Priest clearing
Presley – (English) Priest’s meadow
Prewitt – (French) Brave little one
Priestly – (English) Priest clearing
Prosper – (Latin) Fortunate
Pryce – (Welsh) Son of Rhys
Pryor – (Latin) Head of the monastery
Publio – (Latin) He who is popular
Qamar – (Arabic) Moon
Qamar – (Arabic) Moon
Qaqambile – (Xhosa) Brightness
Qaqambile – (Xhosa) Brightness
Qaqambile – (Xhosa) Brightness
Qeb – (Egyptian) Father of the earth
Qeb – (Egyptian) Father of the earth
Qondile – (Xhosa) Understood
Qondile – (Xhosa) Understood
Qondile – (Xhosa) Understood
Quade – (Latin) Fourth
Quade – (Latin) Fourth
Quain – (French) Clever
Quain – (French) Clever
Quasim – (Indian) Judge
Quenan – (Hebrew) Friend
Quenan – (Hebrew) Friend
Quenby – (English) Giving
Quenby – (Scandinavian) Woman’s estate
Quentin – (Latin) Fifth; queen’s town
Quillan – (Irish) Cub
Quillan – (Irish) Cub
Quincy – (Latin) Fifth
Quinlan – (Irish) Strong, well-shaped
Quinn – (Irish Gaelic) Wise and intelligent
Quintin – (Latin) Fifth
Quirino – (Spanish) The name of a 4th-Century martyr
Quon – (Chinese) Bright
Quon – (Chinese) Bright
Qutub – (Indian) Chieftain, leader
Raamah – (Hebrew) Thunder
Rab – (Germanic) Bright fame
Rabah – (Arabic) Winner
Rabi – (Arabic) Breeze; (Scottish) Famous
Race – (English) Race
Rad – (English) Advisor; (Slavic) Happy
Radcliff – (English) Red cliff
Radek – (Czech) Famous ruler
Radley – (English) Read meadow
Radley – (English) Red wood
Radnor – (English) Red shore
Radwan – (Arabic) Pleasant, delightful
Rafael – (Latin) God has healed
Rafe – (Germanic) Wolf council
Rafe – (Irish) Rich, prosperous. Other forms: Rafer, Rafferty
Rahim – (Indian) Kind hearted
Raiden – (Japanese) The thunder god
Rainer – (German) Counsellor. Other forms: Renier, Reinier, Rayner
Rainger – (English) Gamekeeper
Rainier – (Germanic) Wise army
Rajat – (Indian) Silver
Rajit – (Indian) Decorated
Raleigh – (English) Red wood
Ralph – (English) Wolf counsellor
Ralph – (Germanic) Wolf council
Rambert – (German) Strong; brilliant
Rance – (English) Son of Rand
Rand – (English) Shield; warrior
Ranger – (English) Gamekeeper
Rangle – (American) Cowboy
Rangsey – (Cambodian) Seven kinds of colours
Raphael – (Latin) God has healed
Rapula – (Sotho) Father of rain
Rasool – (Indian) Messenger of God, Prophet (p.b.u.h.)
Rauel – (Hebrew) Friend of God
Raul – (Germanic) Wolf council
Raunak – (Indian) Fame
Rawdon – (English) Rough hill
Rawley – (English) Red wood
Raza – (Indian) Wish, Agreement
Razak – (Indian) Protector
Razak – (Indian) Protector
Reaboka – (Sesotho) We are full of praise
Reagan – (Irish) Little king
Realeboha – (Sesotho) We are thankful
Realeboha – (Sesotho) We are thankful
Reaotlotla – (Sesotho) We praise His name; Glory to God
Reaotlotla – (Sesotho) We praise His name; Glory to God
Reaves – (English) Son of Reeve
Redd – (English) Red; reeds
Redford – (English) Red ford
Redmon – (Gaelic) Son of Raymond
Reece – (Welsh) Enthusiasm
Reeve – (English) Steward, bailiff
Reeve (English) Steward
Refilwe – (Sesotho) We have been given
Refilwe – (Sesotho) We have been given
Reg – (Germanic) Ruler with counsel
Regis – (Latin) Regal
Rehman – (Indian) Kind hearted
Rehmat – (Indian) Kind
Reid – (English) Redhead
Remaketse – (Sesotho) We’re surprised
Remaketse – (Sesotho) We’re surprised
Remy – (French) From Rheims, France
Renan – (Irish) Seal
Rendor – (Hungarian) Policeman
Reno – (American) Gambler
Rethabile – (Sesotho) We are happy
Rethabile – (Sesotho) We are happy
Rex – (Latin) King
Rex – (Latin) King
Reyhan – (Arabic) Favoured by God
Reynard – (French) Wise; bold; courageous
Rhett – (English) Advice, counsel
Rhodes – (Greek) Where roses grow
Rhys – (Welsh) Enthusiasm
Rhys – (Welsh) Enthusiastic
Rian – (Gaelic) Little King
Rian – (Irish) Little king. Other forms: Ryan, Rhian, Riaan, Rhion
Ricardo, Rick, Ricki, Ricky, Rickie, Ritchy, Ritchie
Rice – (English) Rich; noble
Richard – (French) Strong power
Rick – (French) Strong power
Rider – (English) Horseman. Other forms: Rhyder, Ryder
Rifat – (Indian) Development
Rigel – (Arabic) Foot
Ringo – (Japanese) Apple
Rio – (Spanish) River
Risley – (English) Meadow with shrubs
Riyaz – (Indian) Practice
Rizwan – (Indian) Messenger of Good news
Robert – (English) Famous brilliance. Other forms: Rob, Robbie, Bobby, Robyrt, Robin
Robert – (Germanic) Bright fame
Robin – (Germanic) Bright fame
Rocco – (Italian) Rest
Roch – (Germanic) Battle cry; rest
Rocky – (English) Stone; stoney
Roderick – (Germanic) Famous ruler
Rodge – (English) Famous spear
Rodney – (English) Island clearing
Rodney – (English) Renown island
Rodrigo – (Germanic) Famous ruler
Roger – (English) Famous spear
Rohan – (Indian) Sandalwood
Roland – (Germanic) famous country
Rolf – (Germanic) Famous wolf
Roman – (Latin) Roman
Romeo – (Italian) Pilgrim to Rome
Ron – (Norse) Ruler with counsel
Roni – (Latin) My song
Rory – (Gaelic) Red king
Roscoe – (Norse) Roe deer wood
Ross – (Gaelic) Bluff or Cliff
Rourke – (Gaelic) Famous ruler
Rowan – (Gaelic) Little red one
Roy – (Gaelic) Red
Roy – (Gaelic) Red; (French) King. Other forms: Leroy, Rey, Roi
Royce – (Latin) Rose
Ruca – (Aymara) Chief
Rudy – (Germanic) Famous wolf
Rune – (Swedish) Secret
Rush – (French) Red
Rushil – (Indian) Attractive
Russell – (French) Little red one
Rustam – (Indian)Brave fighter
Rusty – (American) Rusty
Ryan – (Gaelic) Little King
Ryder – (English) One who rides
Rylan – (English) Land where rye is grown
Sa’id – (Arabic) Happy
Sabas – (Hebrew) Conversion
Saber – (French) Sword
Sable – (English) Sable
Sacha – (Greek) Protector of man
Sadik – (Indian)Truthful, voracious
Sadler – (English) Saddle maker
Sadoc – (Hebrew) Sacred
Sahas – (Indian) Bravery
Sahel – (Indian) One who shows the way/path
Sahul – (Hebrew) Requested
Sajan – (Indian) Beloved
Sakhile – (Xhosa) We have built
Salam – (Arabic) Lamb
Salarjung – (Indian) Army leader in war
Salvador – (Spanish) Saviour. Other forms: Xavier, Salvidor
Salvatore – (Italian) Saviour; rescuer
Sam – (Latin) His name is God
Samkelo – (Xhosa) Acceptance
Samkelo – (Xhosa) Acceptance
Samson – (Hebrew) Like the sun
Samuel – (Hebrew) Asked of God. Other forms: Zamiel, Samel
Samuel – (Latin) His name is God
Sancho – (Latin) Sincere
Sandeep – (Indian) Lighting the way
Sander – (Greek) Defending men
Sandile – (Xhosa) Increase
Sandile – (Xhosa) We have increased
Sanele – (Xhosa) We are satified/ have enough
Santino – (Italian) Sacred
Santon – (English) Sandy town
Santos – (Spanish) Saints
Saquib – (Indian) Bright; luminous
Sarik – (Indian) Bird
Sasha – (Russian) Short form of Alexander
Saul – (Hebrew) Prayed for. Other forms: Saulo, Shaul, Sol, Sollie
Savion – (Basque) New house
Sawyer – (English) One who saws wood
Sayeed – (Indian) Leader; Auspicious
Sbu – (Xhosa) Short for Sibusiso
Schmidt – (German) Blacksmith
Schuyler – (Dutch) Guarded; scholar
Scot – (English) Painted warrior
Scott – (English) From Scotland
Scribe – (Latin) Writer
Seabert – (English) Shining sea
Seager – (English) Seaman
Sean – (Irish) Form of John
Sean – (Latin) God is gracious
Seanan – (Irish) Wise
Searle – (English) Armour
Seaton – (English) Town by the ocean
Seaton – (English) Town near the sea
Sebastian – (Greek) Venerable. Other forms: Bastien, Sebasto, Sebo
Sebastian – (Latin) Dramatic; honorable
Sedgely – (English) Sword meadow
Seeger – (English) Seaman
Seeley – (English) Blessed
Sequoia – (Native American) Large Tree
Serafino – (Latin) Fiery one
Serge – (Latin) Attendant. Other forms: Sergio, Serg, Serguel
Sergio – (Latin) Servant
Seth – (Hebrew) Appointed
Seth – (Latin) Appointed
Seton – (English) Town by the ocean
Severin – (Italian) Prudent, wise
Seymour – (French) Prayer
Shaan – (Latin) Peaceful
Shad – (Persian) Commanded by Aku
Shadab – (Indian) Fresh
Shade (English) Shade
Shadrach – (Persian) Commanded by Aku
Shae – (Latin) Supplanter
Shaista – (Indian) Gentle, obedient
Shaka – (Zulu) Founder, first
Shakeel – (Indian)Handsome
Shaq – (Arabic) Handsome
Shaquille – (Arabic) Handsome
Shari – (Latin) The plains
Sharif – (Arabic) Honest; noble
Sharif – (Arabic) Truthful, virtuous
Sharique – (Indian) Participant
Shaukat – (Indian) Prestige, Richness
Shaun – (Latin) God is gracious
Shavonne – (Gaelic) God is gracious
Shaw – (English) Grove
Shaw – (English) Grove
Shea – (Gaelic)
Sheary – (Irish) Peaceful
Sheldon – (English) Protected hill
Sherwin – (English) Swift runner
Shiloh – (Latin) Peaceful, tranquil
Shing – (Chinese) Victory
Sibongiseni – (Xhosa) We are thankful
Sibusiso – (Zulu) Blessing
Siddel – (English) Wide valley. Other forms: Siddell, Sidel
Sidima – (Xhosa) Stature
Sidima – (Xhosa) Stature
Sidney – (English) Wide meadow
Sierra – (Irish) Black
Sifiso – (Xhosa) Wish / what we had wished for
Sihle – (Xhosa) Short for Simosihle
Silas – (Latin) Derived from Silvanus, God of trees
Silas – (Latin) Of the forest
Silumko – (Xhosa) Wiseman
Silumko – (Xhosa) Wiseman
Silvan – (Latin) Forest dweller
Silvan – (Latin) Of the forest
Silvio – (Latin) Wooded; forest
Simangaliso – (Xhosa) Wonderful
Simangaliso – (Xhosa) Wonderful
Simba – (Swahili) Lion
Simon – (Hebrew) He heard. Other forms: Simmy, Simone, Simeon, Symon
Simon – (Latin) Listening
Simphiwe – (Xhosa) We have been given him
Sinclair – (English) Saint Clair
Sinclair – (French) Prayer
Sinjin – (English) Saint John
Siphamandla – (Zulu) Give us strength
Siphelele – (Xhosa) We are complete
Sipho – (Zulu) Gift
Siraj – (Indian) Lamp
Siseko – (Xhosa) Foundation
Siseko – (Xhosa) Foundation
Sithembiso – (Xhosa) A Promise
Siyabonga – (Xhosa) We thank you
Siyanda – (Xhosa) We are increasing
Sizwe – (Xhosa) Nation
Skip – (Scandinavian) Shipmaster
Sky – (Norse) Sky
Slade – (English) Valley
Sladen – (English) Child of the valley
Slayde – (English) Valley
Sly – (Latin) A forest
Smith – (English) A smith
Sobhi – (Arabic) Sunrise
Sohail – (Indian) Moon light
Sohil – (Indian) Handsome
Sol – (Latin) Peace
Solomon – (Hebrew) Peaceful. Other forms: Selim, Solmh, Solmon
Solomon – (Latin) Peace
Somer – (French) Born in the summer
Son – (Vietnamese) Mountain
Songeso – (Xhosa) Addition
Songeso – (Xhosa) Addition
Sonwabile – (Xhosa) Happiness
Sonwabile – (Xhosa) Happiness. Other forms: Sonwabo
Soren – (Italian) Stern, severe
Soren (Danish) Thunder; war
Sorrell – (English) Sour
Sovan – (Cambodian) Gold
Sphamandla – (Xhosa) Give us strength
Spiro – (Greek) Spirit
Sqalesihle – (Xhosa) Beautiful
Steel – (English) Like steel
Steele – (English) Hard/durable as steel
Stefano – (Greek) Crown
Stephen – (Greek) Crown
Stephen – (Greek) Crowned. Other forms: Steph, Stefan, Stephon, Steven, Steve, Stevin
Stiles – (English) Steep ascent
Storm – (English) Violent weather
Stratton – (English) Road enclosure
Stuart – (Old English) Scottish surname taken from French version of Stewart, meaning steward
Styles – (English) Steep ascent
Sual – (Indian) Invitation
Suhail – (Indian) Moon light
Sullivan – (Gaelic) Keen eye
Sully – (Gaelic) Keen eye
Sven – (Scandinavian) Youth
Syed – (Arabic) Happy
Sylas – (Latin) Of the forest
Sylvan – (Latin) Of the forest
Taher – (Arabic) Clean; pure
Tahir – (Indian) Holy
Tahir – (Indian) Holy
Tait – (Norse) Cheerful
Taj – (Indian) Crown
Tajim – (Indian) Respect
Talat – (Indian) Prayer
Talbot – (French) Boot maker
Talib – (Arabian) Seeker
Talib – (Indian) Willing
Taman – (Slavic) Dark; black
Tamar – (Hebrew) Date
Tanner – (English) Leather worker
Taral – (Indian) Honey bee
Tarique – (Indian) Morning star
Taro – (Japanese) Firstborn male
Tate – (Scandinavian) Cheerful. Other forms: Tatum
Tau – (Sesotho) Lion
Tau – (Sesotho) Lion
Taurean – (Latin) Strong
Taylor – (English) A tailor
Taylor – (English) Tailor. Other forms: Taylr, Tayler, Tailer, Talor
Teale – (English) Small duck
Tebello – (Sesotho) Expectation
Tebello – (Sesotho) Expectation
Teboho – (Sesotho) Gratitude
Teboho – (Sesotho) Gratitude
Tedd – (Greek) Gift of God
Tefo – (Sesotho) Payment; reward
Tefo – (Sesotho) Payment; reward
Tej – (Indian) Light
Telmo – (English) Cultivator
Tenner – (Irish) A small form of a rosary
Terence – (Latin) Calm
Terrell – (German) Thunder ruler
Terry – (English) From English surname derived from the Norman French medieval name Thierri
Tertio – (Greek) The third child
Tex – (American) From Texas
Thabang – (Sesotho) Be happy
Thabang – (Sesotho) Be happy
Thabiso – (Sesotho) Joy bringer
Thabiso – (Sesotho) Joy bringer
Thabit – (Arabic) Firm; strong
Thabo – (Sesotho) Happiness
Thabo – (Sesotho) Happiness
Thad – (Greek) Courageous. Other forms: Thaddis, Thadus
Thady – (Irish) Praise
Thamsanqa – (Xhosa) Lucky boy
Thamsanqa – (Xhosa) Lucky boy
Thandisizwe – (Xhosa) Love the nation
Thandisizwe – (Xhosa) Love the nation
Thando – (Xhosa) Love
Thanduxolo – (Xhosa) Peace-lover
Thanduxolo – (Xhosa) Peace-lover
Thapeli – (Sesotho) Appeal
Thapeli – (Sesotho) Appeal
Thapelo – (Sesotho) Prayer; plea
Thapelo – (Sesotho) Prayer; plea
Thato – (Sesotho) Love
Thato – (Sesotho) Love
Thaw (English) Melting ice
Thebe – (Sesotho) Shield
Thebe – (Sesotho) Shield
Themba – (Xhosa) Trust; hope; faith
Thembalethu – (Xhosa) Our hope
Thembalethu – (Xhosa) Our hope
Thembani – (Xhosa) Hope
Thembani – (Xhosa) Hope
Thembinkosi – (Xhosa) Trust the Lord
Thembinkosi – (Xhosa) Trust the Lord
Theodore – (Greek) From Theos, meaning God, and doron, meaning gift Other forms: Theo, Ted, Teddie, Teddy
Theron – (Greek) Hunter
Thian – (Vietnamese) Smooth
Thom – (Aramaic) Twin
Thomas – (Aramaic) Twin
Thomas (Greek) Twin. Other forms: Tomas, Thomee, Thom, Tom
Thoriso – (Sesotho) Praise
Thoriso – (Sesotho) Praise
Thorne – (English) Thorn bush
Thornton (English) Thorny town
Thulani – (Xhosa) Be still; quiet
Thulani (African) Be quiet.
Thwaite – (English) Clearing
Tibault (French) Ruler of humankind. Other forms: Dewald
Tiernan (Irish) Lord
Tilden (English) Tiller of the valley
Tilo (Teutonic) Skillful, praises God. Other forms: Tylo, Thilo.
Timin (Arabic) Born near the sea
Timothy – (Greek) To honor God
Timothy (Greek) Honouring God. Other forms: Timon, Tim, Timo, Tomothy
Tlali – (Sesotho) Fulfilled
Tlali – (Sesotho) Fulfilled
Tlholo – (Sesotho) Victory
Tlholo – (Sesotho) Victory
Tlotliso – (Sesotho) Honour
Tlotliso – (Sesotho) Honour
Tobi – (African) God is good
Tobias – (Hebrew) God is good. Other forms: Toby, Tobin
Todd – (English) Fox
Tollemache – (English) Ringing of bells
Tomi – (Japanese) Rich
Tomlin – (Aramaic) Twin
Torsten – (Scandinavian) Thunderstone
Toru – (Japanese) Sea
Trent – (English) Traveller
Trent – (Latin) Rapid stream
Trevor – (Irish) Prudent
Trevor – (Welsh) Large settlement
Tripp – (English) Traveller
Tristan – (Gaelic) Tumult
Troy – (Irish) Foot soldier
Tsebo – (Sesotho) Knowledge
Tsebo – (Sesotho) Knowledge
Tshepo – (Sesotho) Hope
Tshepo – (Sesotho) Hope
Tucson – (Spanish) Black base
Tuhin – (Indian) Snow
Tuhinsurra – (Indian) Snow white
Tumelo – (Sesotho) Faith
Tumelo – (Sesotho) Faith
Tumisang – (Sesotho) Give praise
Tumisang – (Sesotho) Give praise
Twain – (English) Divided by two
Tye – (English) Common pasture
Tyler – (English) Tile maker
Tylor – (English) Tile maker
Tyrone – (Greek) Sovereign
Tyshawn – (Latin) God is gracious
Tzvi – (Hebrew) Deer
Ubaid – (Arabic) Faithful
Ubaldus – (Teutonic) Peace of mind
Ubayy – (Arabic) Boy
Udar – (Indian) Generous
Udo – (Japanese) Ginseng plant
Ueli – (Swiss) Noble ruler
Ulf – (German) Wolf
Ulger – (German) Warring wolf
Ulick – (Scandinavian) Bring, rewarding mind
Ulmer – (English) Famous wolf
Ulrich – (German) Wolf ruler; ruler of all
Ultan – (German) Noble stone
Ulwazi – (Xhosa) The one with knowledge
Umar – (Arabic) Flourishing. Other forms: Omar
Umed – (Indian) Hope
Umi – (Yao) Life
Unathi – (Zulu) He is with us
Uno – (Latin) One; firstborn
Uri – (Hebrew) God is my light
Uriah – (Hebrew) Light of Jehovah
Urian – (Welsh) Born in a town
Usher – (English) Doorkeeper
Usi – (Yao) Smoke
Usman – (Indian) Slave
Utba – (Arabic) Boy
Uzi – (Hebrew) My strength
Vachan – (Indian) Speech
Vachan – (Indian) Speech
Vachel – (French) Little cow
Vachel – (Old French) A little cow or one who raises cows
Vaclav – (Czech) Wreath of glory
Vail – (English) Valley
Vail – (English) Valley
Valborg – (Swedish) Famous ruler
Valborg – (Swedish) Famous ruler
Valdus – (German) Powerful. Other forms: Waldus, Waldo
Valero – (Latin) Valiant
Valfrid – (Swedish) Strong peace
Valgard – (Scandinavian) Foreign spear
Vallabh – (Indian) Beloved
Vance – (English) Thresher
Vance – (Old English) A thresher
Vandan – (Indian) Saved
Vandan – (Indian) Saved
Vander – (Dutch) Belongs
Vander – (Dutch) Belongs
Varen – (Indian) Better
Varen – (Indian) Better
Varian – (Latin) Variable
Varian – (Latin) Variable
Varij – (Indian) Lotus
Varij – (Indian) Lotus
Varun – (Indian) Rain god
Vaughn – (Welsh) Small
Vaughn – (Welsh) Small
Veer – (Hebrew) Brave
Veit – (Swedish) Wide
Veit – (Swedish) Wide
Vered – (Hebrew) Rose
Vered – (Hebrew) Rose
Verlin – (Latin) Blooming
Verner – (Germanic) Guard army
Vernon – (Latin) Springlike; youthful
Vernon – (Latin) Springlike; youthful
Victor – (Latin) Conqueror
Victor – (Latin) Conqueror. Other forms: Vic
Victor – (Latin) Victor
Vidal – (Hebrew) Life
Vidal – (Hebrew) Life. Other forms: Vitale
Vidor – (Hungarian) Cheerful
Vidor – (Hungarian) Cheerful
Vidur – (Indian) Wise
Vidur – (Indian) Wise
Vijay – (Sanskrit) Victory
Vijay – (Sanskrit) Victory
Vikas – (Indian) Growing
Vikas – (Indian) Growing
Vincent – (Latin) Conquering
Vincent – (Latin) Conqueror; victor
Vincent – (Latin) Victor. Other forms: Vince, Vin, Vicenzo, Vincien, Vynsynt
Vittore – (Italian) The conqueror
Vladimir – (Russian) Famous prince
Vladimir – (Russian) Famous prince
Vlas – (Russian) Glorious ruler
Vlas – (Russian) Glorious ruler
Vusi – (Xhosa) Builder of the home
Vusumuzi – (Xhosa) Builder of the home
Vuyani – (Xhosa) Gladness
Vuyani – (Xhosa) Gladness
Wade – (English) Crossing
Wade – (English) Crossing
Wade – (English) Ford; to go
Wadih – (Lebanese) Alone
Wagner – (Dutch) A wagon driver or wagon-maker
Wahab – (Indian) Kind hearted
Wahab – (Indian) Large-hearted
Waite – (English) Watchman
Wakely – (English) Wet meadow
Wakil – (Arabic) Lawyer
Wakil – (Arabic) Lawyer
Waldemar – (German) Powerful
Waldemar – (German) Powerful
Walden – (English) Wooded valley
Walden – (English) Wooded valley. Other forms: Waldan, Waldyn, Welti, Wald
Walfred – (German) Peaceful ruler
Walker – (English) Distinctive
Wallis – (French) Foreigner
Walshe – (English) Celt; foreigner
Walter – (German) Army ruler. Other forms: Valter, Whalter, Waltir, Walt
Walton – (English) Foreigner
Walwyn – (English) Welsh friend
Wandile – (Xhosa) You are extra
Ward – (English) Watchman
Ware – (English) Cautious
Warick – (English) Town hero. Other forms: Warrick, Waryc, Waryk.
Warner – (German) Armed defender
Warner – (German) Armed defender
Warren – (German) Warden
Warren – (German) Warden
Warren – (Germanic) Guard
Warrick – (English) Town hero
Wasidali – (Indian) Engrossed
Wasim – (Arabic) Good-looking; graceful
Wasim – (Arabic) Good-looking; graceful
Waylon – (English) Land by the road
Waylon – (English) Land by the road
Wazir – (Arabic) Minister
Wazir – (Arabic) Minister
Webster – (English) Weaver
Weiss – (German) White
Weldon – (English) Spring hill
Wells – (English) Springs
Wells – (English) Springs
Wendell – (German) Wanderer
Weston – (English) West enclosure
Weylin – (Celtic) The son of the wolf
Whitney – (Old English) White island
Whitney – (Old English) White island
Wid – (English) Wide
Wies – (German) Renowned warrior
Wilbert – (German) Brilliant
Wilder – (English) Wilderness
Wildon – (English) Wooded hill
William – (Germanic) Will
William – (Old German) Will; helm; protection; defender
William – (Old German) Will; helm; protection; defender. Other forms: Will, Willie, Bill, Billy; Liam; Wilhelm; Willem
Willis – (Old English) A strong and resolute protector
Winslow – (Old English) Hall of victory
Winston – (English) A surname used as a first name; also used in honour of Sir Winston Churchill
Winston – (English) A surname used as a first name; also used in honour of Sir Winston Churchill
Winston – (English) Joy stone
Witt – (English) White
Wolfe – (English) Wolf
Wonga – (Xhosa) Status
Wonga (Xhosa) Status
Woody – (English) Either a diminutive of Woodrow, or a nickname derived from the word wood
Wyatt – (French) Little warrior
Wyatt – (French) Little warrior
Wyatt – (French) Little warrior
Wyck – (Scandinavian) Village
Wyck – (Scandinavian) Village
Wyck – (Scandinavian) Village
Wylie – (English) Trapper
Wyn – (Welsh) Light-skinned
Wynford – (Welsh) From the white ford
Wynn – (English) Friend
Wythe – (English) Willow tree
Xaime – (Hebrew) Second son
Xaime – (Hebrew) Second son
Xander – (Greek) Short form of Alexander
Xander – (Greek) Short form of Alexander
Xanthus – (Latin) Golden haired
Xanthus – (Latin) Golden haired.
Xavier – (Arabic) Bright
Xavier – (Arabic) Bright. Other forms: Xzavier
Xavier – (Basque) New house
Xemenes – (Spanish) The listener
Xenaro – (Latin) Porter
Xenaro – (Latin) Porter
Xenon – (Greek) Foreigner
Xenos – (Greek) A stranger
Xerxes – (Persian) A king or ruler; The name of a famous Persian king
Xesus – (Hebrew) Saviour
Xesus – (Hebrew) Saviour
Xeven – (Slavic) Lively
Xeven – (Slavic) Lively
Xil – (Greek) Young goat
Xil – (Greek) Young goat
Xoan – (Hebrew) God is good
Xoan – (Hebrew) God is good
Xolani – (Zulu) Peace
Xolani – (Zulu) Peace
Xolani – (Zulu) Peace
Xusto – (Latin) Fair, just
Xusto – (Latin) Fair; just
Xylon – (Greek) Forest
Xylon – (Greek) Forest
Xyshaun – (African-American) Zany
Yadid – (Hebrew) Friend
Yadid – (Hebrew) Friend
Yagil – (Hebrew) He will rejoice
Yagil – (Hebrew) He will rejoice
Yair – (Hebrew) He will enlighten
Yair – (Hebrew) He will enlighten
Yale – (German) Productive
Yale – (German) Productive
Yamir – (Indian) Moon
Yamir – (Indian) Moon
Yanis – (Hebrew) God’s gift
Yardan – (Arabic) King
Yardan – (Arabic) King
Yarin – (Hebrew) To understand
Yaron – (Hebrew) He will sing
Yasin – (Arabic) Prophet
Yasin – (Arabic) Prophet
Yefrem – (Russian) Fruitful One of the sons of Joseph in the Bible
Yestin – (Welsh) Just
Yestin – (Welsh) Just
Yigael – (Hebrew) God will redeem
Yong – (Chinese) Courageous
Yong – (Chinese) Courageous
Yorick – (English) Farmer
Yorke – (English) Place of the boars
Yoshi – (Japanese) Adopted son
Yoshi – (Japanese) Adopted son
Younes – (Lebanese) Prophet
Younes – (Lebanese) Prophet
Yul – (Mongolian) Beyond the horizon
Yul – (Mongolian) Beyond the horizon
Yule – (English) Born at Christmas
Yuri – (Russian) Form of George
Yuri – (Russian) Form of George
Yustyn – (Russian) Form of Justin
Yustyn – (Russian) Form of Justin
Yusuf – (Indian) Chosen by God
Yvet – (French) Archer
Zachariah – (Hebrew) God remembered
Zachariah – (Hebrew) God remembered. Other forms: Zachari, Zachary, Zack, Zackery
Zafar – (Indian) The best
Zafir – (Arabic) Victorious
Zafir – (Arabic) Victorious
Zahid – (Indian) Saintly
Zahir – (Arabic) Shining, bright
Zahir – (Arabic) Shining; bright
Zaide – (Hebrew) Older
Zaki – (Arabic) Bright; pure
Zaki – (Indian) Intelligent
Zale – (Greek) Sea; strength
Zamraan – (Arabic) Praise
Zamraan – (Arabic) Praise
Zan – (Italian) Clown
Zander – (Greek) Short form of Alexander
Zane – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Zaniel – (Latin) Angel of Mondays
Zared – (Hebrew) Ambush
Zayet – (Arabic) Growth
Zedekiah – (Latin) God is my justness
Zeeman – (Dutch) Seaman
Zefirino – (Greek) Wind of spring
Zeno – (Greek) Harness
Zenon – (Greek) He who lives
Zenon – (Greek) He who lives
Zeth – (Greek) Investigator; researcher
Zethan – (Hebrew) Shining
Zia – (Hebrew) Trembling
Zimra – (Hebrew) Song of praise
Zimri – (Hebrew) Valuable
Zithembe – (Xhosa) Trust yourself
Ziv – (Hebrew) Shining brightly
Zoltan – (Hungarian) Life
Zoltan – (Hungarian) Life
Zonar – (Latin) Sound
Zonar – (Latin) Sound
Zorba – (Greek) Live each day
Zubair – (Indian) Pure
Zukile – (Xhosa) Calmed
Zukile – (Xhosa) Calmed
Zukisani – (Xhosa) Praise
Zukisani – (Xhosa) Praise
Zuko – (Xhosa) Glory
Zuko – (Xhosa) Glory

GIRLS

Aaliyah – (Arabic) Lofty; sublime; exalted
Aamima – (Arabic) Safe
Abigail – (Hebrew) Father’s happiness. Other forms: Abigael, Abbie, Abby, Gael, Gail, Gayle
Abiliana – (Latin) Skilled expert
Abongile – (Xhosa) Thankfulness
Abrielle – (American) Rejoices
Accalia – (Latin) Stand-in
Achantay – (African-American) Reliable
Acimah – (Hebrew) Whom God exhalts
Ada – (Hebrew) Happy or prosperity. Other forms: Adda, Addie, Aida, Eada, Eda
Adalina – (Germanic) Noble
Adanya – (Nigerian) Her father’s daughter
Adel – (Hebrew) God is eternal. Other forms: Adele, Adella, Adelle
Adelaide – (Old German) Noble treasure or noble woman Other forms: Adalheid, Adelheid, Della, Heidi
Adelinde – (Old German) Caregiver. Other forms: Adelene, Alina, Alinda, Aline
Adrianna – (Latin) From Hadria
Adrienne – (Irish) Little fore. Other forms: Adrianne
Ady – (Germanic) Noble kind
Aelflaed – (English) Elf beauty
Agatha – (Greek) Good. Other forms: Agata, Agathe, Agath
Agatha – (Greek) Kind-hearted
Agilina – (English) Strong
Agnes – (Greek) Pure
Aila – (Hebrew) Oak tree
Aila – (Scottish) From the strong place. Other forms: Ailee, Ailey
Ainslee – (Scottish) Meadow; outdoorsy
Airianna – (Greek) Very holy one
Aisha – (Swahili) Life
Aiyana – (Native American) Eternal blossom
Akasma – (Turkish) White climbing-rose
Alaina – (Gaelic) Rock
Alba – (Latin) Blonde or white. Other forms: Albi, Alva
Alcinda – (Latin) Light
Aldabella – (Germanic) Old; noble
Alditha – (Germanic) Old battle
Aleena – (French) Noble
Alesha – (Germanic) Noble kind
Alessandra – (Greek) Defending men
Alessandrina – (Greek) Defending men
Alexandra – (Greek) Feminine form of Alexander, meaning defender. Other forms: Alexandrea, Alexandria, Alexandrina
Alexia – (Greek) Defender
Alexia – (Greek) Diminutive of Alexandra. Other forms: Alexa, Alexis, Alessa, Alicia
Alexis – (Greek) Defender
Alice – (Germanic) Noble kind
Alice – (Old German) Noble woman. Other forms: Alicia, Alisha, Alison, Alyssa, Alysia, Ali, Allie
Alicia – (Germanic) Noble kind
Alinda – (Greek) Pretty. Other forms: Linda, Melinda
Alise – (French) Of noble kind
Alisha – (Indian) Protected by God
Alison – (Germanic) Noble kind
Alizah (Hebrew) Joy. Other forms: Aleeza, Alisah
Althea – (Greek) Medicinal herb
Alvincia – (English) Friend of elves
Alysia – (French) Of noble kind
Alyssa – (Germanic) Noble kind
Amalia – (Old German; Spanish) Carefree. Other forms: Amalea, Amelia, Amelina, Emelia, Emilie, Emily
Amanda – (Latin) Lovable. Other forms: Mandi, Mandy
Amaris – (Hebrew) God has said
Amber – (English) Amber
Amber – the name of the gemstone
Amberlee – (English) Amber
Ambrosia – (Greek) Immortal
Amelia – (Germanic) Work; effort
Ameline – (Germanic) Work; effort
America – (English) name given in reference to the USA
Amica – (Latin) Friend
Amina – (Arabic) Honest; trustworthy. Other forms: Amena, Aamena
Amity – (English) Friendship
Amity – (English) Friendship
Amor – (Latin) Love
Amukelani – (Xhosa) Accept
Amy – (French) Loved
Amy – (Old French) Beloved
Anabelle – (Latin) Easy to love
Anahi – (Persian) The immaculate
Anaïs – (French) Plentiful
Anana – (African) Soft and gentle
Andile – (Xhosa) They have extended, the family is growing
Andile – (Zulu) They have extended, the family is growing
Andiswa – (Xhosa) Increase
Andrea – (Greek) Womanly; feminine. Other forms: Andrine, Andrina, Andrene
Angela – (Greek) Angel. Other forms: Angie, Angelica, Angeline, Aingeal
Angela – (Greek) Messenger
Angelica _ (Latin) Of the angels
Angelina – (Greek) Messenger
Anima – (Latin) Soul; spirit
Anise – (English) From the word for the herb
Anjali – (Hindu) Offering with both hands.
Ann – (Hebrew) Favoured by God. Other forms: Anne, Anita, Annette, Anina, Annie
Anna – (English, German, Greek, Italian) Grace or favour. Other forms: Annabelle (belle meaning beautiful)
Anna – (Hebrew) Grace; favour
Annabelinda – (English) Grace and Beauty
Annalise – (Hebrew) Grace; favour
Annella – (Hebrew) Grace; favour
Annetta – (Hebrew) Grace; favour
Anthea – (Greek) Flower
Anya – (Danish) Like a king
Aphra – (Hebrew) Earthy; sentimental
April – (Latin) Open
Arabang – (Sesotho) Reply; respond
Ariana – (Greek) Very holy one
Arianda – (Greek) Helper
Arielle – (Hebrew) Lion of God
Arshiya – (Indian) Divine
Ashanti – (Swahili) Life
Ashanti – (Swahili) Life. Other forms: Ashanta, Ashantah, Ashantae, Ashantee
Ashleigh – (English) Ash wood
Ashley – (Old English) Ash meadow. Other forms: Ashleigh, Ashlin, Ashlin, Ashlea, Ashlee, Lee
Ashlyn – (Gaelic) Dream
Astrid – (German) Beautiful goddess
Athaliah – (Hebrew) God is praised
Audrina – (English) Noble strength
Augusta – (Latin) Venerated
Aurora – (Latin) Dawn
Austine – (Latin) Respected
Autumn – (English) Autumn
Avianca – (Latin) Fresh
Avon – (Gaelic) River
Ayana – (Swahili) Angel
Ayanda – (Zulu) The augment (family)
Ayize – (Xhosa) Let it happen/come
Azalea – (Greek) Dry
Aziza – (Indian) A good friend, comrade
Babalwa – (Xhosa) Be graced
Babette – (French) My God is plentiful. Other forms: Babetta, Babi, Barbara, Barbette, Barbo, Barica, Betta
Bailee – (English) Bailiff
Barbara – (Greek) Foreign; strange
Barkha – (Indian) Rain
Basetsana – (Sesotho) Ladies
Bathandwa – (Xhosa) Beloved
Beatrice – (Latin) She who brings joy
Becky – (Hebrew) To tie
Belinda – (Latin) Beautiful serpent
Benazir – (Indian) Uncomparable
Benita – (Spanish) The blessed
Bernadine – (English) Feminine of Bernard, meaning brave or warrior
Beryl – (Greek) Blue (Zulu) green
Bethany – (Hebrew) House of figs
Bethia – (Hebrew) Worshipper of God
Betsy – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Beverley – (English) From the stream of the beaver
Bevin – (Irish; Gaelic) Sweet-voiced, melodious
Bharati – (Hindu) Goddess of learning.
Bianca – (Italian). Blonde or white. Other forms: Bellanca, Biancha, Bianka, Blanca, Blanche, Blanchette
Birgitta – (Old German) Shining. Other forms: Birga, Birgetta, Birgit, Brigitte, Gita, Gitta
Blanche – (French) White; pure
Bly – (Native American) High, tall
Blythe – (English) Joyous
Blythe – (Old English) Happy and joyous
Bo – (Old Norse) A householder
Bohlokwa – (Sesotho) Precious
Bokang – (Sesotho) Praise; rejoice
Bongani – (Xhosa) Be thankful
Bonita – (Spanish) Beautiful girl. Other forms: Bonna, Bonni
Bonolo – (Sesotho) Ease
Bontle – (Sesotho) Beauty
Bontle – (Sesotho) Beauty. Other forms: Botle
Brenda – (Old German) Flaming sword. Other forms: Branda, Brendi, Brennie
Brenna – (Welsh) Hill
Brianna – (Gaelic) Feminine form of Brian, meaning bright; strength; power. Other forms: Brianne, Bryony, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryanne
Brianna – (Gaelic) Noble, strong
Bridgette – (Gaelic) The exalted one
Brie – (Gaelic) The exalted one
Brielle – (Hebrew) God is my might
Brigitta – (Swedish) The strong one. Other forms: Bridget, Brighid, Brighit, Brigit, Britt, Britta, Gitta
Brittany – (French) Derived from the French region of Bretagne. Other forms: Britney, Brittani, Brittny
Bronwen – (Welsh) White breast. Other forms: Bronwyn
Brooke – (English) A brook, stream
Brooke – (Old English) Water; small stream
Bryony – (Greek) Vine
Buhle – (Xhosa) Beauty
Bukelwa – (Xhosa) Be admirable
Bushra – (Arabic) Good news
Busisiwe – (Xhosa) Blessed
Buyiswa – (Xhosa) Be returned
Cadence – (English) Rhythm
Cai – (Vietnamese) Feminine
Calanthe – (English) Derived from name of orchid, ultimately meaning beautiful flower. Other forms: Calanthia
Calida – (Spanish) Warm
Calista – (Greek) Most beautiful
Callia – (French) Pure
Cameo – (English) Delicate,carved
Camilla – (Italian) Perfect. Other forms: Camila, Camile, Kamila, Kamilla, Millie
Cari – (Turkish) Flows like water
Carla – (German) Man
Carley – (German) Darling
Caro – (Old French) Most beautiful
Carol – (Germanic) Feminine
Caroline – (German) Free man. Other forms: Carolina
Carolyn – (German) Womanly
Casey – (Irish) Brave
Cassandra – (Greek) Ensnaring men. Other forms: Cass, Cassie
Cassidy – (Gaelic) Curly
Cassie – (Greek) Tricky
Cataleen – (Gaelic) Pure
Catherine – (Greek) Pure
Catherine – (Greek) Pure. Other forms: Kathryn, Katherine, Catriona, Cathryn, Katrice, Cathi, Caitlyn, Catrin
Catrina – (Greek) Pure
Cebisa – (Xhosa) Give advice
Cecilia – (Latin) Blind
Cecille – (Latin) Blind
Cecily – (Latin) Blind
Celesta – (French) Heavenly; divine
Celeste – (Latin) Heavenly
Celia – (Latin) Heaven; blind
Celiwe – (Xhosa) Asked for
Cerella – (Latin) Springtime
Cerese – (French) Cherry red
Chance – (Old French) A chancellor
Chantal – (French) Stone; boulder. Also meaning song or chant. Other forms: Chantel, Chantelle
Chanté – (English) meaning sung in French
Charis – (Greek) Grace
Charity – (English) Charity
Charlotte – (Germanic) Free man
Chastity – (English) Chastity
Chastity – (English) Chastity, derived from Latin word castus, meaning pure
Chelle – (Hebrew) Who is like God
Chelsea – (English) Safe harbour
Cher – (French) The beloved one
Chesney – (French) Oak wood
Chevonne – (Gaelic) God is gracious
Chika – (Japanese) Near and dear
Chilali – (Native American) Snowbird
Chiquita – (Spanish) Little one
Chloe – (Greek) Young green shoot; symbolises Demeter, the goddess of fertility, grain and agriculture. Other forms: Cloe, Khloe, Khloey, Kloey
Christina – (Greek) Anointed. Other forms: Christinah, Christine, Christan, Christie, Kristy
Christina – (Latin) Follower of Christ
Chyou – (Chinese) Autumn
Cian – (Irish) Ancient
Ciara – (Irish) Black
Cielo – (Spanish) Heaven
Cikizwa – (Xhosa) Pretty
Cissot – (Latin) Blind
Claire – (Latin) Clear; bright
Clara – (Latin) Clear and bright. Other forms: Clare, Claire, Claira, Clarabelle
Clara – (Latin) Clear; bright
Clarabella – (Latin) Clear; bright
Clarice – (French) The little brilliant one
Clarinda – (Latin) Clear; bright
Clarissa – (Latin) Clear; bright
Claudia – (Latin) Disabled
Clemency – (Latin) Merciful; mild
Cleo – (Greek) Her father’s name
Colleen – (Gaelic) Young female
Colleen – (Irish) Girl. Other forms: Cailin
Collette – (French) Spiritual; victorious
Constance – (Latin) Steadfast
Cora – (Greek) Maiden
Corabelle – (Greek) Maiden
Coralee – (Greek) Maiden
Cordi – (Latin) Warm-hearted
Corene – (Greek) Maiden
Corinne – (Greek) Maiden
Courtney – (Old French) Domain of Curtius. Other forms: Courtnay
Cristabel – (Latin) Follower of Christ
Crystal – (English) Crystal
Crystal – (Latin) Clear
Curran – (Irish) Heroine
Cybil – (Greek) Female prophet
Cynthia – (Greek) From Kynthos
Cynthia – (Greek) One of the titles of the Greek goddess of the hunt and protector of youth, Artemis. Other forms: Lucinda, Cindy, Cindie, Cindi
Dacey – (Irish) Southerner
Dae – (English) Day
Dahlian – (Scandinavian) Valley
Daisy – (English) Day’s eye
Daisy – (English) Flower
Dalena – (Old English) Valley. Forms: Dale, Daleen, Dalene, Dayle
Damara – (Greek) Gentle girl
Danae – (Greek) The mother of Perseus in Greek mythology
Danette – (Hebrew) God is my judge
Danica – (Norse) The morning star. Other forms: Dana, Dani
Danielle – (Hebrew) God is my judge
Danielle – (Hebrew) God is my judge. Other forms: Danelle, Danel, Daniela
Danni – (Hebrew) God is my judge
Daphne – (Greek) Laurel tree
Darcy – (Irish; Gaelic) Dark. Other forms: Daicy, Darby, Marcy
Darice – (Persian) Queen or ruler
Darnelle – (English) Hidden place
Darrian – (Greek) Wealthy
Davette – (Hebrew) Beloved
Davinia – (Hebrew) Beloved
Dawn – (English) Sunrise; dawn
Dawn – (English) Sunrise; daybreak
Deana – (Latin) Divine. Other forms: Diane, Denae, Deanele.
Debbie – (Hebrew) A bee
Deborah – (Hebrew) Great Hebrew prophetess. Other forms: Debra, Debrah, Deb, Dobra
December – (Latin) Born in the 12th month
Deeba – (Indian) Silk
Deena – (Hebrew) Judged
Deina – (Spanish) Religious holiday
Deirdre – (Irish) Sorrowful; wanderer
Delia – (Latin) Of Delos
Demi – (Greek) Earth mother
Denise – (French) After the god of wine
Denise – (Greek) God of wine
Désiré – (Latin) To long for. Other forms: Desi, Desirée, Desray, Disré
Destiny – (English) Destiny; fate
Deva – (Sanskrit) Divine shining light
Devon – (English) Men of Devon
Diamanda – (Greek) Jewel
Diana – (Latin) Roman goddess of the moon and of the hunt. Other forms: Diann, Dianna, Di, Deana, Deanna, Dee, Dyan, Dyana
Diantha – (Greek) A divine flower
Diboko – (Sesotho) Praises
Dido – (Greek) Teacher
Diella – (Latin) Worshipper of God
Dillan – (Irish) Loyal; faithful
Dimakatso – (Sesotho) Surprises
Dimakatso – (Sesotho) Surprises; amazements
Dimpho – (Sesotho) Gifts; presents
Dineo – (Sesotho) Grants, gifts; talents
Dineo – (Sesotho) Grants; gifts; talents
Dinka – (Swahili) People
Dintle – (Sesotho) Beauty
Dintle – (Sesotho) Beauty
Dipalesa – (Sesotho) Flowers
Dipalesa – (Sesotho) Flowers
Ditsheho – (Sesotho) Laughter
Ditsheho – (Sesotho) Laughter
Diya – (Hindu) Dazzling personality
Dolly – (Greek) Gift of God
Dominica – (Latin) Lord
Dominique – (Latin) Master. Other forms Domenica, Domina, Dominica
Donalee – (Celtic) Sheltered gift
Donna – (Italian) A lady, short form of Madonna
Dorinda – (Greek) Gift
Dorinda – (Greek) The beautiful or from the ocean
Dorothy – (Greek) Gift from God. Other forms: Dora, Theodora
Drew – (Greek) Courageous, strong
Drucilla – (Greek) Strong; sturdy
Duduzile – (Xhosa) Consoled
Dunia – (Hebrew) Life
Dyani – (Native American) Deer
Dyllis – (Welsh) Sincere
Dympna – (Gaelic) Young deer
Dyronisha – (African-American) Fine
Eavan – (Irish) Fair
Ebe – (Greek) Like a flower
Ebony – (Greek) A black wood
Edana – (Irish) Ardent, flame
Edelene – (English) Kind and noble
Edeline – (Frisian) Noble
Eden – (Hebrew) Delight
Eden – (Hebrew) Delight and paradise
Edian – (Hebrew) Decoration for God
Edie – (English) Prosperous in war
Edith – (English) Prosperous in war
Egda – (Greek) Shield bearer
Eileen – (Gaelic) Form of Helen
Elaina – (Greek) Torch; bright light
Elaine – (Greek) Torch; bright light
Eleanor – (Greek) Light
Eleanor – (Greek) Pity
Elena – (Spanish) The light of the sun. Other forms: Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Ellen
Eleni – (Hindu) Pure
Eli – (Hebrew) Uplifted
Elisabeth – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Elisota – (Hebrew) My God is the Lord
Elissa – (Greek) Consecrated to God. Other forms: Isabel, Liza, Liesel
Elita – (French) Chosen
Eliza – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Elizabeth – God’s promise; God is my oath. Other forms: Beth, Bethie, Betty, Eliza, Elize, Elle, Elisa, Elise, Lisa, Lissa, Liza, Lizette
Ella – (Greek) Torch; bright light
Elma – (Turkish) Sweet fruit
Elsa – (Hebrew) God’s promise. Other forms: Else, Elssa, Elsie, Ilse, Ilze
Elsa – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Elva – (English) Elfin
Emery – (German) Leader
Emily – (Latin) Rival
Emma – (German;Irish) Strong
Endora – (Hebrew) Fountain
Enid – (Celtic) Pure soul
Enrica – (Italian) Ruler of the house
Erela – (Hebrew) Angel
Erica – (Norse) Eternal ruler
Erica – (Scandinavian) Ruler of all
Erin – (Gaelic) From Ireland
Erin – (Irish) Peace
Erwina – (English) Sea friend
Eryn – (Gaelic) From Ireland
Esihle – (Xhosa) Beautiful
Esihle – (Xhosa) Beautiful
Esmerelda – (Spanish) Emerald
Estee – (Persian) Star
Etaina – (Celtic) She who shines
Etta – (German) Little
Eugena – (Greek) Born to nobility. Other forms: Eugenie, Gina, Eugenia
Eumelia – (Greek) She who sings well
Eva – (Hebrew) Giver of life. Other forms: Eve
Eva – (Hebrew) Life
Evadne – (Greek) From Greek mythology; prosperity
Evalyn – (English) Optimistic
Evangelia – (Greek) One who brings good news
Evangelina – (Greek) Good news
Evanthe – (Greek) Fair flower
Eve – (Hebrew) Life
Eyén – (Aboriginal) Break of day
Ezri – (Hebrew) Strong helper
Fabianne – (Latin) A bean
Faine – (Old English) Joyous
Faine – (Old English) Joyous
Fairuza – (Turkish) Turquoise
Fairuza – (Turkish) Turquoise
Faith – (Latin) To trust
Faith – (Latin) To trust
Faizia – (Indian) Successful
Fancy – (English) Elaborate
Faniswa – (Xhosa) Resemblance
Faniswa – (Xhosa) Resemblance
Farrah – (Arabic) Joyful
Farrah – (English) Beautiful
Farrow – (English) Grey
Fatima – (Indian) Name of phophet Mohammad’s – (p.b.u.h) daughter
Fawn – (English) Young deer
Faye – (French) Fairy
Faye – (French) Fairy
Felice – (Italian) Fortunate, happy. Other forms: Felicia
Felice – (Italian) Fortunate; happy
Fezeka – (Xhosa) Fulfilled
Fezeka – (Xhosa) Fulfilled
Fiala – (Czech) Violet flower
Fiala – (Czech) Violet flower
Fila – (Latin) Love or friend
Fila – (Latin) Love or friend
Fillippa – (Italian) Feminine of Philip, meaning a lover of horses
Fillippa – (Italian) Feminine of Philip, meaning a lover of horses
Fiona – (Gaelic) Fair; white
Fiona – (Irish; Gaelic) Fair; pale
Fiona – (Irish; Gaelic) Fair; pale
Fiorenza – (Italian) Flower
Fiorenza – (Italian) Flower
Fleur – (French) Flower. Other forms: Floria, Florence, Floraine
Fleur – (French) Flower. Other forms: Floria, Florence, Floraine
Frances – (Latin) Freedom
Frances – (Latin) Freedom
Frances – (Latin) From France
Francine – (Latin) From France
Freda – (Old German) Peaceful
Freda – (Old German) Peaceful. Other forms: Frida, Fride, Friedel, Friedl, Frederica
Freya – (German) Woman
Freya – (German) Woman
Frith – (English) Woodland
Fumane – (Sesotho) Found; discovered
Fumane – (Sesotho) Found; discovered
Gabriella – (Hebrew) God is my might
Gabrielle – (Hebrew) White wave or woman of God
Gaia – (Greek) Of the Earth
Galen – (Greek) The calm one; the helper
Gasha – (Russian) Kind
Gayleen – (English) Happy
Gaynor – (Welsh) Light; accommodating
Gcobisa – (Xhosa) Exciting
Gelasia – (Greek) Laughing, like a bubbling spring
Gelya – (Russian) Angel
Gemma – (Italian) A jewel or gem
Gene – (Greek) Noble, wellborn
Gene – (Greek) Noble, wellborn
Genevieve – (Celtic) White wave
Genji – (Chinese) Gold
Georgeanna – (Greek) Earth worker
Georgia – (Latin) Farmer
Geraldine – (German) Mighty with a spear
Gerda – (Norse) The strong spear-maiden
Ghazala – (Indian) Deer
Ghita – (Italian) Pearl
Gianna – (Italian) Feminine of Gianni, meaning God is gracious
Gilda – (English) Covered with gold
Gillian – (Latin) Down
Ginevra – (Italian) A woman of the people
Ginny – (Latin) Maiden
Giselle – (German) Hostage; pledge
Giulia – (Roman) Youthful
Grace – (Latin) Graceful
Greer – (Scottish) Vigilant
Greta – (Greek) Pearl
Griselda – (Germanic) Grey battle
Guan-yin – (Chinese) The goddess of mercy
Gudrun – (Old English) Secret writing
Gugu – (Xhosa) Precious
Guia – (Spanish) Guide
Gul – (Indian) Flower
Gwenda – (Welsh) New moon
Gwenhyvar – (Welsh) Gwen
Gwyneth – (Welsh) White; fair
Gypsy – (English) Egyptian
Gyselle – (German) Naive
Habeeba – (Indian) A comrade, a friend
Hadleigh – (English) Field of heather
Hafeeza – (Indian) Protector
Haidee – (Greek) ModestULL
Hailey – (English) Hay clearing
Haley – (Old English) Hay meadow. Other forms: Hayley, Hallee, Halley, Haeley
Halia – (Hawaiian) In loving memory
Halley – (English) Hall; enclosure
Hanah – (Japanese) Flower
Hanna – (Old English) God is mercy. Other forms: Hana, Hannah, Hanchen, Hanneke, Hanneli, Hanni, Hansi, Hanta, Hanti
Hannah – (Hebrew) Grace; favour
Harika – (Turkish) Wonderful
Harley – (English) Meadow of the hare
Harmony – (Latin) Harmonious
Harmony – (Latin) In concord; harmony
Harper – (English) A player on the harp
Harriet – (French) Ruler of the household
Haseena – (Indian) Pretty; beautiful
Hasina – (Swahili) Good
Haven – (English) Heaven
Haya – (Arabic) Modest; humble
Hayden – (German) Heathen
Hayley – (English) Hay clearing
Hazel – (English) Hazel Tree
Hazelle – (English) Hazel tree
Heather – (English) Heather
Hebe – (Greek) Youthful. A goddess of youth in mythology
Hedea – (Greek) Pleasing
Heena – (Indian) Mehindi
Heidi – (German) Sweetness
Heidi – (Germanic) Noble one
Helen – (Greek) Wicker; reed
Helena – (Greek) Shining and victorious. Other forms: Yelena, Helen, Ilene, Heila, Ileana, Lene, Elaine
Helga – (Norse) The holy
Helice – (Greek) A spiel
Heloise – (German) Famous saint. Other forms: Eloise, Louise
Hermione – (Greek) Noble
Hilary – (Latin) Cheerful
Hilary – (Latin) Cheerful and merry. Other forms: Hillary, Hillery
Hildegard – (German) Warrior. Other forms: Hilda, Hilde, Ildegard
Hishi – (Japanese) Star
Hlengiwe – (Xhosa) Redeemed
Holly – (English) Holly
Honey – (English) Sweet
Hope – (English) Hope
Huette – (German) Bright mind; bright spirit. Other forms: Huet, Hugett, Hugetta, Huyet, Huitte
Huilen – (Araucanian) Spring
Hyacinth – (Greek) Young and beautiful
Hymn – (English) A hymn to God
Ianthe – (Greek) Violet flower
Ianthe – (Greek) Violet Flower.
Ida – (German) Happy
Ida – (German) Happy. Other forms: Eda, Idelle, Idette, Idona, Ita, Yda
Idalia – (German) Work
Ife – (Egyptian) Love
Ife – (Egyptian) Love
Ignatia – (Latin) Fire
Igrayne – (Irish) Graceful
Igrayne – (Irish) Graceful
Ilana – (Hebrew) Tree
Ilana – (Hebrew) Tree
Imala – (Native American) Strong-minded
Imala – (Native American) Strong-minded
Iman – (Arabic) Believer
Iman – (Arabic) Believer
Imka – (German) Busy like a bee
Imka – (German) Busy like a bee. Other forms: Imcha, Imche, Imke
Imogen – (Gaelic) Maiden
Imogen – (Latin) Image. Other forms: Emogene, Imagina, Imga, Imma, Inna, Innagon, Innogen
Inayat – (Indian) Kindness
Ingrid – (Scandinavian) Hero’s daughter or horse. Other forms: Inga, Ingi
Ingrid – (Scandinavian) Hero’s daughter; or horse
Iola – (Greek) Violet colour
Iola – (Greek) Violet colour
Iona – (Celtic) Purple colour
Iona – (Celtic) Purple colour. Other forms: Inona, Inoné, Inoni.
Ira – (Hebrew) Watchful
Ira – (Hebrew) Watchful
Irene – (Greek) She that brings peace
Irene – (Greek) She that brings peace. Other forms: Eirene, Erena, Erina, Irena, Irina, Rene, Rienie, Rini
Iriel – (Hebrew) God is my light
Iriel – (Hebrew) God is my light
Iris – (Greek) Rainbow
Iris – (Greek) Rainbow
Isabella – (Spanish) Beautiful girl
Isabella – (Spanish) Beautiful girl. Other forms: Belicia, Belita, Bella, Belle, Esa, Ezabel, Isa, Isabeau, Isobel, Izabel
Isabelle – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Isanne – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Isaura – (Greek) Soft air
Isaura – (Greek) Soft air
Isel – (Scottish) River in Scotland
Isel – (Scottish) River in Scotland
Ismena – (Greek) Learned
Ismena – (Greek) Learned
Isolda – (Welsh) Fair lady
Isolda – (Welsh) Fair lady
Itumeleng – (Sesotho) Be joyous; be grateful
Itumeleng – (Sesotho) Be joyous; be grateful
Itzel – (Spanish) Protected
Itzel – (Spanish) Protected
Ivana – (Slavic) God is gracious
Ivy – (English) Growing
Jabel – (Hebrew) Flowing stream
Jacalin – (French) Supplanter. Other forms: Jacqueline, Jacalyn, Jackie
Jacinda – (Greek) Beautiful
Jacinda – (Greek) Hyacinth
Jacqueline – (Hebrew) Supplanter
Jacquette – (Hebrew) Supplanter
Jade – (Chinese) Love
Jade – (Chinese) Love
Jae – (Korean) Respect
Jalila – (Arabic) Great
Jalila – (Arabic) Great
Jamesette – (Hebrew) Supplanter
Jamie – (French) I love
Jamie – (French) I love. Other forms: Jamey, Jamie
Jana – (French) God is gracious
Jana – (French) God is gracious. Other forms: Jane, Jehane, Janet, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janita, Jayne, Jean, Zana, Zane
Janine – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Jannette – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Jardana – (American) Gardener
Jasmine – (Persian) Jasmine
Jay – (English) Jay bird
Jaycee – (Greek) Healer
Jemima – (Arabic) Dove
Jemima – (Arabic) Dove. Other forms: Jemma, Mima
Jenell – (German) Knowledge, understanding, kindness
Jenell – (German) Knowledge; understanding; kindness
Jennifer – (Cornish) White; fair
Jennifer – (Welsh) White wave
Jennifer – (Welsh) White wave. Other forms: Gaynor, Jen, Jennie
Jeno – (Greek) Heaven; wellborn
Jeno – (Greek) Heaven; wellborn
Jeri – (Germanic) Spear ruler
Jessamyn – (Persian) Jasmine
Jessica – (Hebrew) Gift from God
Jessica – (Hebrew) Gift from God. Other forms: Jess, Jesse, Jessye
Jessie – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Jihan – (Turkish) Universe
Jihan – (Turkish) Universe
Jill – (Latin) Down
Jina – (Swahili) Named child
Jina – (Swahili) Named child
Jinx – (Latin) A charm
Jinx – (Latin) A charm
Jo Anne – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Joan – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Jocelyn – (French) Tribal name of the Gauts
Jocelyn – (Latin) The merry one
Jocelyn – (Latin) The merry one
Joelle – (Hebrew) God is willing
Joelle – (Hebrew) God is willing
Joette – (Hebrew) Creative
Jolecia – (English) Viola
Jolene – (Old English) God is gracious
Jolene – (Old English) God is gracious
Jolie – (French) Pretty
Jolie – (French) Pretty
Jolina – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Jonita – (Hebrew) Pretty little one
Jordana – (Hebrew) Descend; flow down
Joseline – (German) Pretty
Jourdan – (Hebrew) Descending
Jovannah – (Latin) Regal
Jovonne – (American) Queenly
Joyanee – (Latin) Combination of Joy and Anne
Joyanee – (Latin) Combination of Joy and Anne
Joyce – (Middle English) A lord
Joyce – (Middle English) A lord
Julia – (Roman) Youthful
Julia – (Roman) Youthful. Other forms: Julie
Juliana – (Latin) Down
Julinka – (Latin) Youthful
Julinka – (Latin) Youthful
Jun – (Chinese) The truth
Jun – (Chinese) The truth
June – (English) From the month of June
June – (English) From the month of June
Jyoti – (Indian) Light, flame
Jyoti – (Indian) Light, flame
Kadence – (English) Rhythm
Kadija – (Arabic) Born prematurely
Kaelyn – (Old English) Meadow
Kagiso – (Tswana) Peace
Kai – (Hawaiian) Ocean of keeper of the keys
Kaitlyn – (Gaelic) Pure
Kalare – (Latin) Bright; clear
Kali – (Sanskrit) Dark goddess
Kalila – (Arabic) Close friend
Kalindi – (Hindi) An Indian river
Kalliyan – (Cambodian) Best
Kamara – (Swahili) Moonlight
Kamil – (Czech) From a Roman family name
Kamohelo – (Sesotho) Acceptance; welcome
Kamohelo – (Sesotho) Acceptance; welcome
Kananelo – (Sesotho) Approval; appreciation
Kananelo – (Sesotho) Approval; appreciation
Kanya – (Hindi) Virgin
Kara – (Gaelic) Friend
Karen – (Greek) Pure
Kari – (Norse) Gust of wind
Karina – (Latin) Keel
Karmen – (Latin) Song
Kassandra – (Greek) Capricious
Kate – (Greek) Pure
Kate – (Russian) Pure. Other forms Catherine, Karen, Kathleen
Katherine – (Greek) Pure
Katherine – (Greek) Pure. Other forms: Kath, Kat, Katharyn, Katharina, Katya
Kathleen – (Greek) Pure
Katleho – (Sesotho) Success
Katleho – (Sesotho) Success
Katrina – (Greek) Pure
Kay – (Greek) Rejoicer
Kaya – (African) Restful
Kayla – (Hebrew) Who is like God
Kaylin – (Gaelic) Slender and fair
Kefilwe – (Tswana) I’m given
Kelly – (Irish) Church. Other forms: Kellie, Kelley
Kelsey – (English) Cenel’s land
Kelsey – (Old English) ship, victory. Other forms: Kelsie, Kelsi
Kendall – (Celtic) Chief of the valley
Kendra – (Celtic) Royal power
Keneuwe – (Sesotho) I’ve been given
Keneuwe – (Sesotho) I’ve been given
Kenya – (African) Mountain in East Africa
Kenya – (African) Mountain in East Africa
Kera – (Gaelic) Dark
Keromang – (Sesotho) One who was sent
Keromang – (Sesotho) One who was sent
Kerry – (Irish Gaelic) Descendants of Ciar
Keziah – (Hebrew) Cassia tree
Khanyiswa – (Xhosa) Light up
Khanyiswa – (Xhosa) Light up
Khethiwe – (Zulu) The chosen one
Khethiwe – (Zulu) The chosen one
Kholeka – (Xhosa) To please
Kholeka – (Xhosa) To please
Kholiwe – (Xhosa) Believed
Kholiwe – (Xhosa) Believed
Khuthala – (Xhosa) Diligent
Khuthala – (Xhosa) Diligent
Kimberley – (English) Leader
Kimberley – (Old English) From the meadow. Other forms: Kim, Kimmy, Kimmie
Kinsey – (English) Royal victory
Kinsey – (Old English) Royal victory
Kira – (Gaelic) Dark
Klara – (Scandinavian) Bright and famous
Konstanze – (German) Steadfast
Krista – (Latin) Follower of Christ
Kuhle – (Xhosa) Wellness
Kuhle – (Xhosa) Wellness
Kylie – (Pacific Island) Boomerang
Lacey – (English) Lacy; lace
Lacia – (Greek) Pure
Laetitia – (Latin) Happiness. Other forms Lettice, Tish, Titia.
Laetitia – (Latin) Joy
Laila – (Arabic) Dark beauty; night
Lailaka – (Tongan) Lilac
Lainey – (Greek) Torch; bright light
Lakya – (Hindi) Born on Thursday
Lana – (Gaelic) Rock
Lana – (Latin) The soft one. Other forms: Lanette, Lani
Lanelle – (American) No meaning
Lani – (Hawaiian) Sky or heaven
Lara – (Russian) Lovely
Larissa – (Latin) Castle. Other forms: Lare, Lari, Larisa, Lariza, Lissa
Larissa – (Latin) Giving cheer
Latafat – (Indian) Variety
Laurel – (Latin) Crowned and joyous
Lauren – (Latin) Flowing
Laurie – (English) Careful
Lavinia – (Greek) Ladylike
Leandra – (Greek) Lion Man
Leanne – (English) Sweet
Lebohang – (Sesotho) Be thankful
Lebohang – (Sesotho) Be thankful. Other forms: Lebo; Molebohang
Leda – (Greek) Feminine
Leeza – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Leia – (Hebrew) Weary
Leigh – (English) Clearing, meadow
Leila – (Arabic) Dark night
Leila – (Persian) Dark
Leilah – (Persian) Dark
Leilani (Hawaiian) Garlanded
Leisha – (French) Of noble kind
Leona – (Latin) Lion
Leona (Latin) Lion
Lerato – (Sesotho) Love
Lerato – (Tswana) Love
Lesley – (Gaelic) Court of hollies
Leta – (Latin) Glad
Letlotlo – (Sesotho) Treasure
Letlotlo – (Sesotho) Treasure
Letsatsi – (Sesotho) Sun; day
Letsatsi – (Sesotho) Sun; day. Other forms: Maletsatsi
Lexus – (English) A brand of car
Liana – (French) Climbing vine
Libby – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Lida – (Slavic) Beloved of the country
Lida – (Slavic) Beloved of the country
Lilian – (Latin) Lily
Lilith – (Assyrian) Of the night
Lilith – (Hebrew) Night monster
Lily – (English) Lily
Linda – (Old German) Serpent
Lindelwa – (Xhosa) Awaited
Lindelwa – (Xhosa) Awaited
Lindiwe – (Xhosa) Waited for
Lindsay – (English;Scottish) Calming; bright; shining
Lisa – (Hebrew) My God is a vow
Livia – (German) Leader
Lois – (Greek) Good; desirable
Lola – (Spanish) Sorrows
Lonny – (German) Kind; excellent cook
Loraine – (Latin) Sad-eyed
Lorelei – (Teutonic) Siren of the river
Louise – (French) Famous warrior
Louise – (Germanic) Hardworking; brave
Lovedie – (English) Day of reconciliation
Lucia – (Latin) Light
Lucia – (Latin) Light. Other forms: Lucianna, Lucette, Lucie, Lucilla, Lucy
Lucille – (Latin) Light
Lucy – (Latin) Light
Luella – (Welsh) Lion-like
Luna – (Latin) Moon
Luna – (Latin) Moon
Lydya – (Greek) Woman of Lydia
Lynn – (Old English) Stream
Mab – (Gaelic) Mirthful joy
Mabel – (English) Lovable
Mabelle – (French) My beautiful one
Macey – (English) Upbeat, happy
Mackenzie – (Irish) Leader
Madalynn – (Greek) High goals
Madeleine – (Hebrew) Woman from Magdala. Other forms: Madelene, Madelaine, Madelina, Madalena
Madison – (Middle English) Son of Maud
Madonna – (Italian) My lady
Mae – (English) The fifth month
Maegan – (Greek) Pearl
Maeve – (Irish) Intoxicating
Maevy – (Gaelic) Intoxicating
Mafungwashe – (Xhosa) First girl
Mafungwashe – (Xhosa) First girl
Magdalena – (Greek; Scandinavian) Spiritual
Mahala – (Hebrew) Tenderness
Mahjabeen – (Indian) Moon like
Maidie – (English) Little maid
Maile – (Hawaiian) Vine
Makayla – (Hebrew) Who is like God
Malin – (Native American) Comfort giver
Mallory – (French) Luckless
Mallory – (Old French) Unhappy, unlucky
Mandisa – (Xhosa) Increaser
Mandisa – (Xhosa) Sweet
Mandy – (Latin) Lovable
Marabelle – (Latin) Lovely; wondrous
Marah – (Hebrew) Bitter
Maralyn – (Hebrew) Fond spirit
Marcella – (Latin) Little Marcus
Marcelle – (French) After Mars, the Roman god of war. Other forms: Marcia, Marcie, Marcy
Marga – (Greek) Pearl
Margaret – (Greek) Pearl
Margaret – (Greek) Pearl
Maria – (Hebrew) Bitter
Maria – (Hebrew) Wished-for child. Other forms: Marianne, Marie, Mariella, Mariel, Mariette, Mariette, Mary
Marian – (English) Thoughtful
Maribeth – (English) Combination of Mary and beth
Marina – (Latin) Of the sea
Markita – (Greek) Pearl
Marsha – (Latin) From the god Mars
Marsha – (Latin) From the god Mars
Marzella – (Latin) Little Marcus
Matilda – (German) Might; battle
Matilda – (Germanic) Powerful battler
Maya – (Spanish; Hindu; Russian) Short form of Amalia in Spanish; form of Mary in Russian; dream or illusion in Hindi
Maye – (English) The fifth month
Mbali – (Zulu) Flower
Mbali – (Zulu) Flower
Medha – (Hindu) Intelligence
Medhea – (Greek) The name of a princess in classical mythology
Mee – (Chinese) Beautiful
Meena – (Sanskrit) Fish
Megan – (Greek) Pearl
Megan – (Welsh) A pearl
Mehar – (Indian) Kindness; grace
Meharunnisa – (Indian) Kind
Mehbooba – (Indian) A friend
Mehitabel – (Welsh) God is our joy
Meira – (Hebrew) Light
Melanie – (Greek) The dark one
Melek – (Arabic)
Melia – (Greek) Mythological nymph
Melinda – (Latin) Sweet. Other forms: Melinde, Malinda, Malina, Mally, Mallie, Mandy, Linda, Lindy, Lynda, Linnie
Melisande – (French) Strong and industrious
Melissa – (Greek) Honey
Melissa – (Greek) Honeybee
Melody – (Greek) Like a song
Melody – (Greek) Melody
Menuha – (Hebrew) Tranquillity
Merideth – (Welsh) Great lord
Merinda – (Aboriginal) A beautiful woman
Merrill – (Gaelic) Bright as the sea
Mia – (Scandinavian; Italian) Blessed; girl of mine
Michaela – (Hebrew) God-loving
Michaela – (Hebrew) Like the Lord
Michelle – (Italian; French) God-loving
Migina – (Indian) Moon returning
Mignon – (French) Sweet and dainty
Minda – (Native American) Knowledge
Minka – (Teutonic) Strong, resolute
Mirabelle – (Latin) Lovely
Miranda – (Latin) She who must be
Miriyan – (Aboriginal) Star
Mishaila – (Hebrew) Who is like God
Missie – (Greek) Bee
Misty – (English) Misty; foggy
Molly – (Irish) Jovial
Mona – (Gaelic) Little noble one
Monica – (Greek) Seeking company of others
Monica – (Latin) An advisor or counsellor
Montsho – (Tswana) Black
Moon – (Korean) Letters
Morgan – (Welsh) Girl on the seashore
Morgan – (Welsh) The bright sea
Mosa – (Sesotho) Grace
Mosa – (Sesotho) Grace
Motle – (Sesotho) Beautiful
Mpho – (Sesotho) Gift; present
Mpho – (Sesotho) Gift; present
Mpho – (Tswana) Gift
Mponeng – (Sesotho) Behold me; admire me
Mponeng – (Sesotho) Behold me; admire me
Muriel – (Gaelic) Bright as the sea
Mya – (Burmese) Emerald
Myiesha – (Arabic) Life’s blessing
Myra – (Latin) Fragrant
Naaz – (Indian) Pride
Nadia – (Slavonic) Hope
Nadira – (Indian) Rare
Nadya – (Arabic) Precious thing
Nageena – (Indian) Diamond
Nahla – (Arabic) A draught
Naida – (Greek) As a water nymph
Naina – (Hindu) Eyes
Nalani – (Hawaiian) The calm of the skies
Naledi – (Sesotho) Star
Naledi – (Sesotho) Star
Nancy – (Hebrew) Grace; favour
Nandi – (Zulu) Sweet
Nandi – (Zulu) Sweet
Nandipha – (Xhosa) Good taste
Nandipha – (Xhosa) Good taste
Nanna – (Hebrew) Graceful one
Nanon – (French) Favoured by God
Naomi – (Hebrew) Beautiful
Naomi – (Hebrew) PleasantULL
Napea – (Latin) A girl of the valley
Nara – (Old English) The nearest and dearest one
Nashwa – (Egyptian) Wonderful feeling
Nasiche – (Ugandan) Born during locust season
Nastasia – (Russian; Greek) She who will rise again
Natalie – (Italian) Christ’s birthday
Natasha – (Italian) Christ’s birthday
Nathalie – (French) Born at Christmas. Other forms: Natalie, Natalia
Nathania – (Hebrew) The gift of God
Nautica – (Latin) Sailor; navigator
Naysa – (Hebrew) Miracle of God
Nazirah – (Arabic) Equal; like
Nazma – (Indian) Star
Ndiliswa – (Xhosa) Respected
Ndiliswa – (Xhosa) Respected
Neala – (Irish Gaelic) The champion
Neelam – (Hindu) Sapphire
Neelopher – (Indian) A blue lotus flower
Neha – (Hindu) Rain
Nekeisha – (African-American) Bold spirit
Nelvia – (Greek) Brash
Neo – (Sesotho) Grant; gift; talent
Neo – (Sesotho) Grant; gift; talent
Neola – (Greek) The young one
Neoma – (Greek) The new moon
Neria – (Hebrew) Lamb of God, angel
Nerys – (Welsh) A lady
Nesiwe – (Xhosa) Nursed
Nesiwe – (Xhosa) Nursed
Nevada – (Spanish) Place name
Neziswa – (Xhosa) Be fulfilled
Neziswa – (Xhosa) Be fulfilled
Nicola – (Italian) Lovely singer
Nicola – (Latin) The people’s victory
Nike – (Greek) Victory
Nikita – (Russian) Unconquered people
Niley – (Aboriginal) The shell
Nima – (Tibetan) Sun
Nina – (Spanish) A girl
Niobe – (Greek) Fern
Nisha – (Hindu) Night
Nitika – (Native American) Angel; precious stone
Nitzana – (Hebrew) Blossom
Niyati – (Hindu) Fate
Nizana – (Hebrew) Flower bud
Nkosazana – (Xhosa) Princess
Nkosazana – (Xhosa) Princess
Nkosiphendule – (Xhosa) God has answered
Nobhule – (Zulu) The beautiful one
Nobhule – (Zulu) The beautiful one
Nobomi – (Xhosa) Life
Nobuhle – (Xhosa) Beauty queen
Nocawe – (Xhosa) Sunday girl
Nocawe – (Xhosa) Sunday girl
Nocwaka – (Xhosa) Quietness
Nocwaka – (Xhosa) Quietness
Noel – (Latin) Born on Christmas
Nokhanyo – (Xhosa) With lightness
Nokhanyo – (Xhosa) With lightness
Nokukhanya – (Xhosa) The light
Nokukhanya – (Xhosa) The light
Nokuthula – (Xhosa) Quiet person
Nokuthula – (Xhosa) Quiet person
Nolana – (Gaelic) Chariot
Nolitha – (Xhosa) Beam of light
Nolitha – (Xhosa) Beam of light
Nolubabalo – (Xhosa) With grace
Nolubabalo – (Xhosa) With grace
Nolukholo – (Xhosa) Faith
Nolukholo – (Xhosa) Faith
Nolusindiso – (Xhosa) With salvation
Nolusindiso – (Xhosa) With salvation
Noluthando – (Xhosa) With love
Noluthando – (Xhosa) With love
Noluvuyo – (Xhosa) With joyfulness
Noluvuyo – (Xhosa) With joyfulness
Nolwazi – (Zulu) The one with knowledge
Nolwazi – (Zulu) The one with knowledge
Nomabhongo – (Xhosa) With pride
Nomabhongo – (Xhosa) With pride
Nomakhwezi – (Xhosa) Star
Nomakhwezi – (Xhosa) Star
Nomathemba – (Zulu; Xhosa) Hope
Nomathemba – (Zulu; Xhosa) Hope
Nomaxabiso – (Xhosa) Valuable
Nomaxabiso – (Xhosa) Valuable
Nombeko – (Xhosa) Respect
Nombeko – (Xhosa) Respect
Nombini – (Xhosa) Second girl
Nombini – (Xhosa) Second girl
Nomhle – (Xhosa) With beauty
Nomhle – (Xhosa) With beauty
Nomkhitha – (Xhosa) Dignity
Nomkhitha – (Xhosa) Dignity
Nompumelelo – (Xhosa) Success
Nompumelelo – (Xhosa) Success
Nomsa – (Zulu) The caring one; faith
Nomsa – (Zulu) The caring one; faith
Nomusa – (Xhosa) With Grace; kindness
Nomvula – (Zulu) After the rain
Nomvula – (Zulu) After the rain
Nomzamo – (Xhosa) Struggle
Nonhlanhla – (Zulu) Luck
Nonhlanhla – (Zulu) Luck
Nonkozo – (Xhosa) Service
Nonkozo – (Xhosa) Service
Nonkululeko – (Xhosa) Freedom
Nonthathu – (Xhosa) Third girl
Nonthathu – (Xhosa) Third girl
Nontobeko – (Xhosa) With humbleness
Nontobeko – (Xhosa) With humbleness
Nontsikelelo – (Xhosa) With blessings
Nontsikelelo – (Xhosa) With blessings
Nonyameko – (Xhosa) With endurance
Nonyameko – (Xhosa) With endurance
Nonyaniso – (Xhosa) Truth
Nonyaniso – (Xhosa) Truth
Nonzukiso – (Xhosa) Glorification
Nonzukiso – (Xhosa) Glorification
Noor – (Indian) Light
Noorjahan – (Indian) Light of the world
Norah – (Aboriginal) Light of the sun
Noreen – (Latin) acknowleging others
Norma – (Latin) Gold standard
Norma – (Latin) Perfect girl or woman
Noxolo – (Xhosa) With peace
Noxolo – (Xhosa) With peace
Noyah – (Arabic) Beautiful
Noyah – (Arabic) Beautiful
Nozibele – (Xhosa) Kindness
Nozibele – (Xhosa) Kindness
Nozipho – (Zulu) Mother of gifts
Nozipho – (Zulu) Mother of gifts
Nozuko – (Xhosa) With glory
Nozuko – (Xhosa) With glory
Nthabiseng – (Sesotho) Make me happy
Nthabiseng – (Sesotho) Make me happy. Other forms: Nthabi
Nthati – (Sesotho) One to love me
Nthati – (Sesotho) One to love me
Ntokozo – (Zulu) Joy; happiness
Ntokozo – (Zulu) Joy; happiness
Ntombekhaya – (Xhosa) Home girl
Ntombekhaya – (Xhosa) Homegirl
Ntombifuthi – (Xhosa) Another girl
Ntombikayise – (Xhosa) Father’s girl
Ntombizodwa – (Zulu; Xhosa) Girls only. Other forms: Zodwa
Nuala – (Iris) The fair-shouldered one
Nuray – (Turkish) White moon
Nwabisa – (Xhosa) Entertainer
Nyakallo – (Sesotho) Joy
Nyssa – (Greek) The beginning
Oarona – (Sesotho) Ours
Oarona – (Sesotho) Ours
Octavia – (Latin) The eighth
Oda – (Teutonic) Rich
Oda – (Teutonic) Rich
Odessa – (Greek) A long journey
Odessa – (Greek) A long journey
Odette – (French) A home-lover
Odette – (French) A home-lover
Odile – (French) Prosperity
Odile – (French) Prosperity
Ofelia – (Spanish) A helper
Ofelia – (Spanish) A helper
Ofra – (Hebrew) A fawn
Ofra – (Hebrew) A fawn
Ohanna – (American) God’s gracious gift
Ohanna – (Armenian) God’s gracious gift
Olathe – (Native American) Beautiful
Olena – (Ukrainian) The light of the sun
Olena – (Ukrainian) The light of the sun
Olesia – (Polish) Defender of mankind
Olesia – (Polish) Defender of mankind
Olga – (Russian) The holy one
Olga – (Russian) The holy one
Olien – (Russian) The dear one
Olien – (Russian) The dear one
Olinda – (Latin) Fragrant
Olinda – (Latin) Fragrant
Olivia – (English) Elf army
Olivia – (Latin) A symbol of peace
Olothando – (Zulu) That love of God
Olothando – (Zulu) That love of God
Olwen – (Welsh) Fair footprints
Olwen – (Welsh) Fair footprints
Oma – (Arabic) Long-lived
Oma – (Arabic) Long-lived
Ondine – (Latin) A water sprite
Ondine – (Latin) A water sprite
Onele – (Xhosa) Enough
Onele – (Xhosa) Enough
Onora – (Irish) Version of honour
Onora – (Irish) Version of honour
Opal – (Sanskrit) A precious stone; also the birthstone of October
Opal – (Sanskrit) A precious stone; also the birthstone of October
Oprah – (Hebrew) A fawn; a lively maiden
Oprah – (Hebrew) A fawn; a lively maiden
Ora – (Latin) Light, golden
Ora – (Latin) Light, golden
Oriana – (Latin; French) To rise; dawn; sunrise; also meaning gold
Oriana – (Latin; French) To rise; dawn; sunrise; gold
Orianna – (Latin) golden; dawning
Orna – (Hebrew) Light
Orna – (Hebrew) Light
Ortense – (Italian) The garden lover
Ortense – (Italian) The garden lover
Owena – (Welsh) Well-born
Owena – (Welsh) Well-born
Ozora – (Hebrew) The strength of the Lord
Ozora – (Hebrew) The strength of the Lord
Paballo – (Sesotho) Protection
Paballo – (Sesotho) Protection
Paige – (English) Page
Paige – (Old English) A young child. Other forms: Payge
Palesa – (Sesotho) Flower
Palesa – (Sesotho) Flower
Palma – (Latin) Palm tree
Pamela – (English) Sweetness or honey
Pandora – (Greek) All gift; every
Pangari – (Aboriginal) A shadow, or of the soul
Pania – (Maori) A mythological sea-maiden
Pansy – (English) Thought
Pansy – (Old French) Thoughts
Paola – (Italian) Feminine of Paul, meaning small. Other forms: Paula, Paolina, Paulina, Paulita, Polly, Pollie
Papillon – (French) Butterfly
Parisa – (Persian) Angelic face
Parisa – (Persian) Angelic face
Parvani – (Hindu) full moon
Parvani – (Hindu) Full moon
Patia – (Spanish) Leaf
Patia – (Spanish) Leaf
Patience – (English) One of the seven virtues
Patience – (English) One of the seven virtues
Patricia – (Latin) A patrician
Patricia – (Latin) Noble, wellborn
Patsy – (Latin) A patrician
Paulette – (Latin) Small; humble
Pauline – (Latin) Small; humble
Paz – (Spanish) Peace
Paz – (Spanish) Peace
Pearl – (English) Pearl
Pearl – (Old French) A little sphere
Pearl – (Old French) A little sphere
Peggy – (Greek) Pearl
Pelagia – (Greek) From the sea
Pelagia (Greek) From the sea
Penelope – (Greek) The weaver
Penelope – (Greek) The weaver
Penny – (Greek) Weaver; duck
Peony – (English) Peony flower
Peony – (Latin) Healing
Pepa – (Spanish) God shall add
Pepa – (Spanish) God shall add
Perdita – (Latin) The lost one
Perdita (Latin) The lost one
Peta – (Greek) Stone
Petra – (Greek) Stone
Petra – (Latin) A rock
Phedra – (Greek) Shining one
Phedra – (Greek) Shining one
Phedra – (Greek) Shining one
Phillippa – (Greek) A lover of horses
Phillippa – (Greek) A lover of horses
Phindile – (Zulu) Repetition
Phoebe – (Greek) Bright; moon
Phoebe – (Greek) Radiant, bright
Phumeza – (Xhosa) Fulfil
Phumeza – (Xhosa) Fulfil
Pia – (Latin) Pious, devout
Pia – (Latin) Pious; devout
Pierah – (Aboriginal) Rock or stone
Pierah – (Aboriginal) Rock or stone
Piper – (English) A pipe player
Pivari – (Hindu) a wife of Sukha
Pollyanna – (English) Combination of Polly and Anna
Poppy – (English) Poppy flower
Portia – (Latin) Pig
Pragya – (Hindu) Wisdom
Pragya – (Hindu) Wisdom
Preyasi – (Hindu) Beloved
Preyasi – (Hindu) Beloved
Prima – (Latin) The firstborn
Prima – (Latin) The firstborn
Prioska – (Hungarian) The blushing one
Priscilla – (Latin) Ancient
Pru – (Latin) Provident
Puleng – (Sesotho) In/during the rain
Puleng – (Sesotho) In/during the rain
Purnima – (Sanskrit) The night of the full moon
Purnima – (Sanskrit) The night of the full moon
Pyrena – (Greek) The fiery one
Pyrena – (Greek) The fiery one
Pythia – (Greek) A prophet
Pythia – (Greek) A prophet
Qamra – (Arabic) Moon
Qamra – (Arabic) Moon
Qaqamba – (Xhosa) Bright
Qaqamba – (Xhosa) Bright
Queena – (Old English) A woman
Queena – (Old English) A woman. Other forms: Queenie
Quella – (English) To pacify
Quella – (English) To pacify
Quenby – (Scandinavian) Womanly
Quenby – (Scandinavian) Womanly
Querida – (Spanish) The beloved one
Questa – (French) The searcher
Questa – (French) The searcher
Quinn – (Irish; Gaelic) Wise; intelligent
Quinn – (Irish; Gaelic) Wise; intelligent
Quintessa – (Latin) Essence
Quintessa – (Latin) Essence
Quintina – (Latin) Fifth
Quintina – (Latin) Fifth
Quirita – (Latin) A citizen
Quirita – (Latin) A citizen
Quorra – (Italian) Heart
Quorra – (Italian) Heart
Rabia – (Indian) Popular, Famous, divine
Rachel – (Hebrew) Ewe
Rachida – (Arabic) Wise
Rae – (Hebrew) Ewe
Ramatjato – (Sesotho) Agility
Ramatjato – (Sesotho) Agility
Ramatla – (Sesotho) Strength
Ramatla – (Sesotho) Strength
Ramona – (Spanish) Advisor and protector
Raphael – (Hebrew) God has healed
Raquel – (Hebrew) Ewe
Ratsebo – (Sesotho) Knowledge
Ratsebo – (Sesotho) Knowledge
Raven – (English) Raven
Raymonda – (Old German) Advice
Reabetswe – (Sesotho) We have been provided for
Reabetswe – (Sesotho) We have been provided for
Reabilwe – (Sesotho) We have been blessed
Reabilwe – (Sesotho) We have been blessed
Rebecca – (Hebrew) To tie
Rebecca – (Hebrew) Yoke
Reese – (Welsh) Enthusiasm
Refilwe – (Sesotho) We have been given/awarded
Refilwe – (Sesotho) We have been given/awarded
Regina – (Latin) Queen
Reinette – (German) Intelligent
Relebohile – (Sesotho) We have thanked
Relebohile – (Sesotho) We have thanked; We are grateful
Remaketse – (Sesotho) We are surprised
Remaketse – (Sesotho) We are surprised
Renata – (Latin) Reborn
Renata – (Latin) Reborn
Renee – (French) Reborn. Other forms: Rene René, Reené
Rethabile – (Sesotho) We are happy
Rethabile – (Sesotho) We are happy
Rewa – (Polynesian) Tall, slender
Rexana – (Latin) Regally graceful
Rhea – (Greek) Earth
Rhianna – (Welsh) Nymph
Rhiannon – (Welsh) Great queen
Rhoda – (Greek) Rose
Rhoda – (Greek) Rose; woman from
Ria – (Spanish) Small river
Richelle – (French) Strong power
Ricki – (French) Strong power
Riley – (English) Rye clearing
Rima – (Spanish) Rhyme; five
Riona – (Irish; Gaelic) Queen
Rita – (Greek) Pearl
Rita – (Sanskrit) Brave, honest
Roanna – (Latin) Gracious
Roberta – (Old German) Fame; bright. Other forms: Robertina, Robina, Robyn, Robin, Robbi
Robyn – (Germanic) Bright fame
Rochelle – (French) Little rock. Other forms: Rochele, Roschelle, Rochette, Shell, Shelley, Shelly
Roderica – (Old German) Fame; rule
Romaine – (Latin) Roman
Romana – (Latin) From Rome
Romy – (Latin) Sea dew
Ronalda – (Old Norse) Power
Ronelle – (Norse) Ruler with counsel
Rosa – (Latin) Rose
Rosalie – (Latin) Rose
Rosalind – (Old German) Serpent
Rosaline – (Germanic) Weak; tender
Rose – (Latin) Rose
Roseanne – (English) Combination of Rose and Anne. Other forms: Rosanne, Rosanna, Roanna, Rozanna, Rozanne
Rosemary – (Latin) Sea dew
Rosemary – (Old German) Sea dew
Rowan – (Irish; Gaelic) Little red one
Rowena – (Old English) Fame; joy
Roxana – (Persian) Dawn. Other forms: Roxanna, Roxanne
Roxanne – (Persian) Star; bright; dawn
Ruby – (Latin) Red
Ruby – (Latin) Red
Rudi – (Old German) Famous wolf
Rue – (Old German) Fame
Rula – (Polish) Ruler
Ruth – (Hebrew) Companion
Ruth – (Hebrew) Friend
Saba – (Greek) Woman of Sheba
Sabina – (Latin) Woman of the Sabines. French form: Sabine
Sabrina – (Old Welsh) Used in Britain before the coming of the Romans
Sacha – (Russian) Diminutive of Alexander, which is also used for girls. Other forms: Sasha
Sadie – (Hebrew) Princess
Saffi – (Danish) Wisdom
Safiya – (Indian) Virtuous Lady
Sage – (English) Aromatic herb
Sage – (English) Wise
Sally – (Hebrew) Princess
Salome – (Hebrew) Peace
Samantha – (Aramaic) Listener
Samantha – (Hebrew) Derivative of Samuel, meaning name of God; he has hearkened
Samukelisiwe – (Xhosa) We have been welcomed
Sandrine – (Greek) Helpful; protective
Sandrine – (Greek) The protector of mankind
Sandy – (Greek) Helper of mankind
Sandya – (Hindu) Sunset time
Sarah – (Hebrew) Princess
Sarah – (Hebrew) Princess. Other forms: Sadie, Sal, Sally
Sascha – (Russian) Beautiful; helpful
Saskia – (Dutch) Saxon woman
Satyana – (Sanskrit) True; truth
Savannah – (English) Large, grassy plain, ultimately a derivative of the Native American word, zabana. Other forms: Savanna
Savannah – (Spanish) Plateau
Sayeeda – (Indian) Auspicious; leader
Scarlet – (English) Scarlet
Scarlett – (Old French) Fabric-seller. Other forms: Scarlet
Selima – (Hebrew) Peace
Selima – (Hebrew) Peace
Selma – (Celtic) Fair G
Semine – (Danish) Goddess of sun, moon and stars
Serena – (Latin) Calm
Sesethu – (Xhosa) Ours
Sesethu – (Xhosa) Ours
Sesi – (Sotho) Sister
Shabana – (Indian) Famous
Shaheen – (Indian) Soft; gentle; tender
Shaina – (Hebrew) Beautiful
Shakira – (Arabic) Thankful
Shama – (Indian) Lamp
Shameena – (Indian) Beautiful
Shannon – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Shantae – (French) Stony place
Sharon – (Hebrew) Flat area
Shavonne – (Gaelic) God is gracious
Shawna – (English; Irish; Gaelic) Feminine form of Sean, meaning God’s grace. Other forms: Seana, Shauna, Shaunice, Shaunelle, Shaunee, Shawndelle, Shawntay, Shaunie, Sianna
Shayla – (Latin) Blind
Sheena – (Gaelic) God is gracious
Shelby – (Old English) Village on a ledge.
Shelly – (English) Meadow; outdoorsy
Shoeshoe – (Sesotho) Flower from the tsikitlane plant
Shula – (Jewish) Peacefulness.
Sibongile – (Zulu) We are thankful
Sibongiseni – (Xhosa) Praise with us
Sibongiseni – (Xhosa) Praise with us
Sibyl – (Greek) Female prophet
Sidney – (Old English) Wide meadow. Other forms: Sydney
Siena – (Italian) From the place in Italy
Siena – (Latin) From Siena. Other forms: Sienna, Sianna, Zenna
Sierra – (Spanish) Mountain range.
Signey – (Old Norse) Victory, new.
Sigrid – (German) Fair victory
Sigrid – (Old French) Fair.
Silvia – (Latin) Wood.
Simangele – (Xhosa) Surprise
Simangele – (Zulu) Surprise
Simangele – (Zulu) Surprise
Simone – (French) Hearkening
Simosihle – (Zulu) Beautiful feeling
Simosihle – (Zulu) Beautiful feeling
Simphiwe – (Zulu) We have been given her
Simphiwe – (Zulu) We have been given her
Simthandile – (Xhosa) We have loved her
Simthandile – (Xhosa) We have loved her
Sindiswa – (Xhosa) Saved
Sindiswa – (Xhosa) Saved
Sinenhlanhla – (Zulu) We have luck
Sinenhlanhla – (Zulu) We have luck
Sinethemba – (Zulu) We have hope
Sinethemba – (Zulu) We have hope
Siobhan – (Gaelic) God is gracious
Siphephelo – (Xhosa) Refuge
Siphokazi – (Xhosa) Gift
Siphosethu – (Xhosa) Our gift
Siphosethu – (Xhosa) Our gift
Siyanda – (African) We are growing.
Sizani – (African) You all help.
Sizani – (Xhosa) You all help
Sky – (English) From the English word sky, which was ultimately a derivative of the Old Norse word sky, meaning cloud
Sky – (Norse) Sky
Sloane – (American) Fighter
Sonja – (Greek) Wisdom More
Sophia – (Greek) Wisdom. Other forms: Sonja, Sonya, Sophie
Sophie – (Greek) Wisdom
Stacey – (Greek) Resurrection
Starla – (Latin) Star
Stasia – (Greek) Resurrection
Stefanie – (Greek) Crown
Stella – (Latin) Star
Stephanie – (French) Crown. Other forms: Stefanie, Stefany, Steffi, Steffy
Summer – (English) From the name of the season
Suraiya – (Indian) Beautiful
Susan – (Hebrew) Lily. Other forms: Susanna, Susannah, Susie, Suzanne, Suzette, Suzy
Susannah – (Hebrew) Lily
Sybil – (Greek) Female prophet
Sydney – (English) Wide meadow
Sylvia – (Latin) Wooded; forest
Tabassum – (Indian) Smile; laughter
Tabitha – (Aramaic) Gazelle
Tahajeeb – (Indian) Culture
Tahne – (Native American) Desirable
Tale – (Tswana) Green
Talia – (Aboriginal) Near water
Talisha – (English; African American) combination of the popular prefix Ta and Lisha
Tallulah – (English) An American Indian place name in Georgia, USA, meaning running water
Tamsyn – (Aramaic) Twin
Tanika – (Indian) Rope
Tansy – (Greek) Immortal
Tansy – (Greek) Immortal
Tara – (Irish) Hill. Other forms: Tarah
Tarique – (Indian) Morning star
Tasleem – (Indian) Salute; congratulations
Tatiana – (Russian) Fairy queen. Other forms: Tanya, Tonya
Taya – (Greek) Unknown; perhaps
Taylor – (English) A tailor
Taylor – (Old English) Tailor
Tebello – (Sesotho) Expectation
Tebello – (Sesotho) Expectation
Teresa – (Greek) Harvester
Teresa – (Greek) The reaper. Other forms: Theresa
Terry – (Latin) Smooth and polished. Other forms: Terri
Tessa – (Greek) Harvester
Tessa – (Greek) The harvester
Thabisa – (Zulu) Bring joy
Thaddea – (Greek) Courageous
Thalia – (Greek) To flourish
Thandeka – (Zulu) Beloved
Thandeka – (Zulu) Beloved
Thandekile – (Zulu) The loved one
Thandiwe – (Zulu) She is loved
Thando – (Zulu) Love
Thando – (Zulu) Love
Thato – (Sesotho) Love
Thato – (Sesotho) Love
Thea – (Greek) A goddess. Other forms: Evanthea; Evanthia
Theano – (Greek) A divine name.
Theda – (Old German) People
Theldreda – (English) Noble strength
Thelma – (Greek) Wish
Thembeka – (Xhosa) Trustworthy
Thembeka – (Xhosa) Trustworthy
Thembela – (Xhosa) Hope for
Thembela – (Xhosa) Hope for
Thembisile – (Zulu) Promised
Thembisile – (Zulu) She has promised
Thenjiwe – (Xhosa) The trusted one
Thenjiwe – (Zulu) The trusted one
Thobeka – (Xhosa) To be obeyed
Thobeka – (Xhosa) To be obeyed
Thokozile – (Zulu) Happy
Tholakele – (Xhosa) Found
Thulisile – (Xhosa) She who made things quiet
Thuto – (Sesotho) Lesson
Thuto – (Sesotho) Lesson
Tiana – (Greek) Highest beauty
Tiffany – (Greek) God appears
Tiffany – (Greek) Lasting love
Tilly – (Germanic) Powerful battler
Tirion – (Welsh) Kind, gentle
Titania – (Greek) The great one
Tlotliso – (Sesotho) Honour
Tlotliso – (Sesotho) Honour
Tobi – (African) God is good
Tokoloho – (Sesotho) Freedom; independence
Tokoloho – (Sesotho) Freedom; independence
Tori – (Latin) Conqueror; victory
Tracey – (Gaelic) Agressive
Trina – (Greek) Pure
Trinity – (Latin) Threefold
Trudy – (Old German) Strength
Tshepiso – (Sesotho) Promise
Tshepiso – (Sesotho) Promise
Tumelo – (Sesotho) Faith
Tumelo – (Sesotho) Faith
Tyler – (Old English) Tile-maker
Tyne – (Celtic) Flowing
Ula – (Celtic) Jewel of the sea
Ula – (Celtic) Jewel of the sea
Ulrica – (Old Norse) Wolf; ruler
Ulrica – (Teutonic) Leader
Ulrica – (Teutonic) Leader
Uma – (Sanskrit) Flax
Uma – (Sanskrit) Flax
Umay – (Turkish) Hope
Umay – (Turkish) Hope
Umeko – (Japanese) Plum blossom
Umeko – (Japanese) Plum blossom
Una – (Latin) One
Una – (Latin) One
Unathi – (Zulu) God is with us
Unathi – (Zulu) God is with us
Unity – (English) Oneness; harmony
Ura – (Indian) The heart
Ura – (Indian) The heart.
Uriana – (Greek) The unknown
Uriana – (Greek) The unknown
Ursula – (Latin) Small female bear
Ursula – (Latin) Small female bear
Ursulina – (Latin) Little bear
Usagi – (Japanese) moon
Uttara – (Hindu) mother of Pariksit
Valda – (Old Norse) Spirited warrior
Valda – (Swedish) Famous ruler
Valeda – (Latin) To be healthy
Valencia – (Latin) Healthy and strong
Valentina – (Latin) Strong and healthy
Valerian – (Latin) To be healthy
Valerie – (French) Strong
Valerie – (Latin) To be healthy
Valmai – (Welsh) Mayflower
Valora – (Latin) Brave
Vanda – (Teutonic) A wanderer
Vania – (Russian) God’s gift
Vanka – (Russian) Grace
Vannah – (Hebrew) God is gracious
Vanni – (Italian) Favoured by God
Varsha – (Hindu) Rain
Varuni – (Hindu) A goddess
Vasanti – (Sanskrit) Spring
Vasiliki – (Greek) Basil
Vasthi – (Persian) The beautiful one
Veda – (Sanskrit) Wisdom and knowledge
Veleda – (Teutonic) Inspired wisdom
Velma – (Germanic) Will, desire and
Velvet – (English) Soft as velvet
Venetia – (Latin) A lady of Venice
Venice – (Latin) From Venetia
Vera – (Russian) Faith
Verity – (English) Truth
Verna – (Latin) Spring-like; fresh
Vernita – (Latin) Beauty; delight
Veronica – (Greek) Victory bringer
Veronica – (Latin) A true likeness
Verran – (Cornish) The short one
Verushka – (Czech) True, faith
Vesna – (Slavonic) Spring
Vevay – (Welsh) White wave
Vi – (Latin) Violet
Vianna – (Latin) Alive
Victoria – (Latin) Conqueror; victory
Victoria – (Latin) Victory
Vidonia – (Portuguese) A vine branch
Vidya – (Sanskrit) Knowledge
Viera – (Czech) True
Vina – (Spanish) From the vineyard
Vincentia – (Latin) The conqueror
Violet – (Latin) Name of the flower
Violet – (Latin) Violet
Virginia – (Latin) Maiden
Virginia – (Latin) Maidenly, pure
Vivian – (Latin) Alive
Vivian – (Latin) Gracious in life
Vivien – (Latin) Full of life
Volante – (Latin) The flying one
Voleta – (Greek) Veiled one
Vuyokazi – (Xhosa) Happiness
Vuyokazi – (Xhosa) Happiness
Vy – (Latin) Alive
Wahida – (Indian) Beautiful
Walda – (German) A ruler
Wanda – (Old German) Stem
Wanda – (Old German) Stem
Waneta – (Native American) Charger
Waneta – (Native American) Charger
Wanika – (Hawaiian) God’s gracious gift
Wanika – (Hawaiian) God’s gracious gift
Warrah – (Aboriginal) Honeysuckle
Warrah – (Aboriginal) Honeysuckle
Warrina – (Aboriginal) To give
Warrina – (Aboriginal) To give
Wasima – (Arabic) Graceful, pretty
Wasima – (Arabic) Graceful; pretty
Waverley – (English) Quaking aspen
Weema – (Aboriginal) Small
Weema – (Aboriginal) Small
Wendy – (English) A name invented for the play Peter Pan
Wenona – (Native American) The firstborn daughter
Wenona – (Native American) The firstborn daughter
Whitney – (Old English) White island
Whitney – (Old English) White island
Widjan – (Arabic) Ecstasy
Widjan – (Arabic) Ecstasy
Wilda – (Teutonic) The untamed one
Wilda – (Teutonic) The untamed one
Wilga – (Aboriginal) A small tree
Wilga – (Aboriginal) A small tree
Willow – (English) Willow
Willow – (Old English) From the name of the willow tree
Wilma – (English) The resolute protector
Wilma – (English) The resolute protector
Wilona – (Old English) Desired
Wilona – (Old English) Desired
Winda – (Swahili) Hunt
Winda – (Swahili) Hunt
Winifred – (Teutonic) A peaceful friend
Winifred – (Teutonic) A peaceful friend
Winifred – (Welsh) Blessed peace
Winter – (English) Born in the winter months
Winter – (English) Winter
Wren – (English) Wren
Wren – (Old English) A tiny bird
Wren – (Old English) A tiny bird
Wyanet – (Native American) Beautiful
Wyanet – (Native American) Beautiful
Wyetta – (English) Brave/strong
Wylie – (Old English) Beguiling
Wylie – (Old English) Beguiling
Wynelle – (English) Friend
Wynne – (English) Friend
Wynne – (Welsh) Fair, blessed
Wynonna, Winnie
Xandra – (Greek) Protective
Xandy – (Greek) Protective
Xandy – (Greek) Protector of man
Xanthe – (Greek) Yellow
Xanthe – (Greek) Yellow; blonde. Other forms: Xantha, Xanthia, Cinthia, Panthia
Xara – (Arabic) Shining; flower
Xavia – (Basque) New house
Xaviera – (French) Smart
Xaviera – (Spanish) Old house
Xene – (Greek) Foreigner
Xenia – (Greek) Welcoming
Ximena – (Hebrew) He heard
Xiomara – (Spanish) Ready for battle
Xylene – (Greek) Outdoorsy
Xylia – (Greek) From the forest
Xylia – (Greek) Wood dweller
Xylona – (Greek) From the forest
Xylona – (Greek) From the forest
Xyza – (Gothic) By the sea
Yachne – (Hebrew) Gracious
Yachne (Hebrew) Gracious
Yael – (Hebrew) A wild goat
Yael (Hebrew) A wild goat
Yandiswa – (Xhosa) Make more
Yandiswa – (Xhosa) Make more
Yani – (Aboriginal) Peace
Yani (Aboriginal) Peace
Yara – (Aboriginal) A seagull
Yara (Aboriginal) A seagull
Yaralla – (Aboriginal) A camp
Yasmeen – (Indian) Jasmine flower
Yasmin – (Persian) A fragrant flower
Yasmin (Persian) A fragrant flower
Yejide – (Yoruba) Image of her mother
Yejide (Yoruba) Image of her mother
Yelena – (Russian) The light of the sun
Yelena (Russian) The light of the sun
Yesmina – (Hebrew) Strength
Yesmina (Hebrew) Strength
Yindi – (Aboriginal) The sun
Yindi (Aboriginal) The sun
Ynes – (Spanish) Pure; chaste
Ynes (Spanish) Pure; chaste
Yolanda – (Greek) A violet flower
Yolanda (Greek) A violet flower
Yon – (Korean) A lotus blossom
Yon (Korean) A lotus blossom
Yona – (Hebrew) A dove
Yona (Hebrew) A dove
Yonela – (Xhosa) Enough
Yonela – (Xhosa) Enough
Ysobel – (Spanish) Consecrated to God
Ysobel (Spanish) Consecrated to God
Ysolde – (Spanish) The fair one
Ysolde (Spanish) The fair one
Yumi – (Japanese) Beauty
Yumi (Japanese) Beauty
Yusra – (Arabic) The prosperous one
Yusra (Arabic) The prosperous one
Yveline – (French) Yew
Yvette – (French) The little archer
Yvette (French) The little archer
Yvonne – (Greek) The wood of the yew tree
Yvonne (Greek) The wood of the yew tree
Zahira – (Indian) Expression
Zama – (Zulu) Try
Zama – (Zulu) Try
Zandile – (Zulu; Xhosa) They have multiplied; increased
Zandile – (Zulu; Xhosa) They have multiplied; increased
Zanele – (Zulu; Xhosa) We are satisfied; enough
Zanele – (Zulu; Xhosa) We are satisfied; enough
Zara – (Arabic) Flower
Zara – (Arabic) Shining; flower
Zarin – (Indian) Golden
Zebina – (Greek) One who is gifted
Zelah – (Hebrew) Side
Zelena – (Greek) The goddess of the moon
Zelia – (Greek) Devoted to one’s duty
Zella – (Latin) Little Marcus
Zena – (Persian) Woman
Zenda – (Persian) Holy; sacred
Zenia – (Indian) A type of a flower
Zenobia – (Greek) Father’s ornament
Zenzele – (Zulu) Do for yourself
Zephrine – (French) West wind
Zia – (Hebrew) Tremble
Zillah – (Hebrew) Shade
Zimkhitha – (Xhosa) Dignity
Zinhle – (Xhosa) Good; beautiful
Zinhle – (Zulu) The girls are good/beautiful
Zinnia – (Latin) Zinn’s flower
Zintle – (Xhosa) They are beautiful
Zintle – (Xhosa) They are beautiful
Zita – (Tuscan) Girl
Zodwa – (Xhosa) Short of Ntombizodwa
Zoe – (Greek) Life
Zoe – (Greek) Life. Other forms: Zoë; Zola
Zora – (Arabic) Dawn