Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Albert.
The name is borne by former President of Peru Alberto Fujimori, who is currently on trial for human rights abuses and charges of corruption. Other bearers include former US Attorney-General A
Male equivalent of Alda. From the Germanic element 'ald', 'old'.
Spanish form of Alphonse, from Adalfuns which comes from the Germanic elements "adal", meaning "all, noble" and "funs" meaning "ready, apt".
It was the name of 13 Kings of Castile and later Spain, and 5 Kings of Aragon.
Short form of Alfonso
English version of the Spanish Alonso.
Popular name in the Middle ages, Alvaro was a 14th century saint who established a Dominican learning and education center. Occasionally also found as a surname, but in that case more often spelled Alvarro.
Álvaro Uribe is the current Presi
Arman is most commonly found in English speaking countries as a surname, but it also occurs as a given name. It is from the family of hereditary surnames and signifies a familiar relationship.
Arman also occurs quite frequently in those wit
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Hermann.
The name is borne by Scottish comedian Armando Iannucci.
From the Germanic elements 'arn' (eagle) and 'wald' (power, strength).
Saint Arnold is said to have been a zither player and a member of the court of Charlemagne.
A baron is the lowest grade or title in the English aristocracy.
Baron William is the name of Donald Trump's son with wife Melania.
There have been various saints named Bernard. The St Bernard dogs are named for St Bernard of Menthon who established a hospice on what is now known as the St Bernard Pass. This is the pass over the Pennine Alps of Switzerland and Italy. The dogs were use
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Bernard.
Often used as a nickname for names containing -bert-. It is the name of a saint as well as the name of a character in Sesame Street.
Nickname for William. There are many famous bearers who go by the name "Bill" including comedian Bill Murray, 42nd US President William "Bill" Clinton, philanthropis and chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates, comedian Bill Cosby and political commentator and p
Nickname for William.
Most known as the name of a popular tourist town in Missouri.
Anglicized spelling of Swiss German Brändle and Brändli, topographic names for someone who lived near a place where there had been a forest fire or in an area of town that had been burned down. It has also been used in the Midlands of the UK as a surname
The exact origin and etymology of the name Braulio is unclear, although it is a Spanish name which stems from an ancient Germanic root name meaning "shine" or "fire". It is found more commonly as a surname than as a given name.
In origin a Germanic name derived from the Gothic 'brunjô', 'armour'. Aside from this the interpretation 'brown' is too among the possibilities. Sometimes the name is associated with the element 'bert', 'shining'.
Saint Bruno was the found
From the Germanic word karl meaning "free man", akin to Old English ceorl "man".
Charles is the French form of the name. There have been ten French kings named Charles, including Charlemagne (Charles the Great). Under Charlemagne's rule the Frankis
Charlie is very popular as a stand-alone name in the UK, rated 6h in 2007 (Charles came in at 52nd). It was ranked only 337th in the US.
Charlie is also used occasionally as a nickname for the feminine name Charlotte, or other female "Char"
Coen (more frequently spelled Koen) is used as a independant given name as well.
Conrad is Lord Byron's wily Greek pirate in "The Corsair" (1814).
It is also the name of a minor character in Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing."
There have been five German kings named Conrad, and several saints.
Short form of Theodoric.
Respelling of Deandre.
The name Derek is borne by actor Derek Jacobi, baseball player Derek Jeter and film director Derek Jarman. It is also the name of a character in the popular TV series 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Modern coinage, derived from Dion.
Earnest as a name was rendered famous by Oscar Wilde's play 'The Importance of Being Earnest', a comedy of manners where he plays with the quality of being earnest, making it resound with the name of same origins Ernest.
This hilarious play is se
Transferred use of the surname originating from the Old English elements for "noble" and "famous".
It may also be from the Medieval French name Aylmer, or a modification of Elmo, popularized in the 19th century by Augusta Jane Evans' novel
Spanish cognate of Henry, from Germanic roots meaning "home-rule". Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer.
Cognate of the Germanic Ernst, the name was introduced to England in the 18th century following the coronation of George I (1660-1727), the "German King". George III's son Ernest Augustus, was the first of five Kings of Hanover to hold the name. Ernest Au
There are several different etymologies concerning the name Erwin. It is often seen as an evolution of the Old High German Herwin (friend of the army), which is a compounding of the elements heri (army) and wine (friend).
It could also be a form o
Originally a surname derived from the first name Everard
Frank is an older name than Francis. Like Francis, it is an English form of the French name François, from the Germanic tribe "the Franks". It is highly possible that the name was first derived in English from the Germanic 'franca' meaning "javelin, spear
Fred is a nickname for Frederick or Alfred. In speech 'Fred Bloggs' is a name used to mean 'any old member of the public'. Fred is used as the name of one of the Weasley twins in J.K. Rowling's popular 'Harry Potter' series.
In English, a garret can also be an attic room.
Garrett is a name that derives from the names Gerard or Gerald, both containing the Germanic "gar" element, meaning "spear."
Garrett is regularly found as a surname as in the cases of 1970's teen pop idol Leif Garrett, Pat Garrett (who was
From the Old French form of the Germanic name, Geoffroy, meaning "God's peace".
Geoffrey may also be derived from Germanic elements meaning "peaceful place," "peaceful traveler," or "pledge of peace."
Gerald Ford was the 38th President of United States of America. He became President following the resignation of Richard Nixon. President Ford was adopted as a boy; his birth name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.
There have been various saints nam
William Gilbert was an Elizabethan physician and scientist who investigated electricity and magnetism. WS Gilbert was one half of the opera creating duo Gilbert and Sullivan. He was a librettist or lyricist. Gilbert and George are a pair of modern artists
Occupational and personal surname, which later became popular as a given name, derived from Herman designating a soldier or warrior...a man in the army. Variant spelling of Harmon.
Harry started out as a nickname for Henry, but is now used as a name in its own right. In the US it was the 593rd most popular name for boys in 2006. In the UK however, where it is the popular name of one of the royal princes, the name comes in fifth. It
Hendrix is most commonly associated with rock guitar musician Jimi Hendrix, who died at the age of 27.
Henry is an anglicized form of the Germanic name Heinrich or Heimrich. Henry has remained popular throughout history evidenced by the fact that rulers from Britain, France and Germany have all carried it. The name Henry has also figured prominently in A
St. Hubert is the patron saint of hunters.
Hugh was a name of several medieval rulers. There were six Dukes of Burgundy named Hugh, four Counts of Angolême, 4 kings of Cyprus and 13 of Lusignan. Several of the Hughs of Lusignan (Lusignan is a town close to Poitiers in France) were also kings of Cy
Victor Hugo was a French novelist and poet, famous for 'Les Misérables' and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.
The current President of Venezuela is Hugo Chávez and Hugo Banzer is a former Bolivian president.
Hugo Grotius, who
Transferred use of the surname, which is from Gervaise, a first name brought to England by the Normans.
Surname of third US President Thomas Jefferson, who penned the Declaration of Independence. It was also the middle name of William Jefferson Clinton.
Often seen as an alternative spelling to the traditional Kyle, Kiel is, in fact, of a different line of etymology. Of unknown meaning, Kiel is a surname of Germanic origin which is derived from the town of the same name in Saxony.
St. Leonard of Noblac is the patron saint of birthing mothers, prisoners and the mentally ill.
Other famous Leonards include singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, composer Leonard Bernstein and actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in 'Star Trek
Famous bearers include Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci - most famous for his painting the 'Mona Lisa' but also a skilled architect, inventor, scientist, musician and writer. It's more recent popularity may be attributed to actor Leonardo Di
This is the variant used in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Lewis is a long accepted English spelling of the French name, Louis. It was the 20th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006 and 2nd in Scotland, but was ranked only 678th in the US. The Isle of Lewis is one of the islands off the west coast of Scotland
This name is a short form of the Irish name Uilliam (William) which is now use independently as a given name. As a Hebrew name, Liam means "my people; I have a nation".
Famous bearers include 'Oasis' singer Liam Gallagher, former Irish Tao
Pet form of Alonzo.
Anglicised nickname for Louis.
Louis is a traditional and still very popular French name related to Clovis and Ludovic.
The Germanic Chlodowig, derived from 'hold' ("glory, fame") and 'wig' ("warrior), was simplified to Clovis. The Latin form of Clovis became Clodovico, which ga
Transferred use of the surname, derived from the Old French mareschal (marshal), which is from the Old High German, meaning "horse servant".
Brought to England with the Norman conquest, maybe via the French form Milon, Miles is of uncertain derivation.
It might be derived from Milon, French form Milo, which is possibly of Germanic origin or from a Greek and Roman personal name.
The name Milo is of uncertain derivation.
Of Germanic origin, adopted by the French as Milon, and established in English-speaking countries as Miles.
Milo might come from the German 'mild' (mild, peaceful, calm), which is d
Variant of Miles.
Italian form of Roland. A character in Shakespeare's play 'As You like It' bears this name, as does a city in Florida.
Orlando appeared as a central character in a sequence of verse romances from the XVth century onwards, including Orlando Furioso
Ramiro is ancient and Tuetonic in origin. The surname Ramirez derives from the name Ramiro. The meaning is derivative from Ramiro, a Spanish martial who served under King Leovigild of the Visigoths.
Randall Flagg is a fictional character created by Stephen King in his nine part 'Dark Tower' series.
Randall is commonly found as a surname.
Randy can be slang for 'sexually aroused', particularly in Britain.
Famous Randys include composer Randy Newman and musician Randy Jackson.
Raymond was the name of seven Counts of Toulouse, up until the 13th century.
Raymond Poincaré was a French politician, who was President of France during the First World War. Raymond Chandler was an author.
Singer and musician Elton John's birth name was Reginald Dwight.
Of Tuetonic origin, Rigoberto was the name of a 7th century Archbishop of Rheims, France.
There have been various saints named Robert. St Robert of Molesme was one of the founders of the Cistercian monastic order. St Robert Bellarmine was a Catholic Cardinal, and is one of the Doctors of the Church.
There were three kings of Sc
Roberto Cavalli is a fashion designer.
From the Latinised Rochus; in origin a Germanic name. It could be from either the Gothic 'hrukjan', Old German 'rohôn', 'to shout' - so 'battle cry' or from the Germanic 'hrok' - 'rest'.
Roderick is from the Latin Rodericus, which is from the Old High German Hrodrich, a compounding of the elements 'hruod' meaning "fame" and 'rik' meaning "ruler; king". King Roderick was supposedly the 'last king of the Goths' in the 8th century, but very
Variant of Roderick used mainly in the US.
From an Old French personal name of Germanic origin, from hrod (fame) and land (land, territory).
This was adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain.
In Old French literature, it is borne by a legendary Frankish hero,
Spanish form of Roland.
Although ironic in light of its meaning, very well known in respect to the Christmas tale "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
Famous bearers include movie star Rudolph Valentino (known as "The World Greatest Lover"), politician and former may
An Irish form of William.
This name comes from the Germanic elements 'odal' ('prosperity, fortune') and 'ric' ('power'). It was the name of a 10th century saint.
From the combination of the Germanic elements "rule" and "army".
Famous Walters include journalist Walter Cronkite, author Walter Scott, explorer and sailor Walter Raleigh. Animator Walt Disney was a Walter.
Name borne by the 29th US President, Warren Gamaliel Harding. Other famous bearers include Rapper Warren G., film star Warren Beatty, rock star Warren Zevon and philanthropist Warren Buffet.
The Warren Commission was the unofficial name of
The Wend were a Slavic people; this surname came from the Germanic personal name Wendel.
William comes from the Germanic elements 'wil' (will, desire) and 'helm' (helmet, protection). It was the 10th most popular name for boys in the US in 2006, and the 7th most popular in the UK.
There have been many rulers named William, incl
Ada (AH dah) is a Hebrew biblical name meaning "adornment". An English form of the name is Adah. Ada was the wife of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal. Another Ada was a wife of Esau and the daughter of Elon the Hittite. It can also be a short form
Although some link this name to "Adaline" or "Adelaide", the true origin of this modern name is more likely what is found in "Marilyn" and "Arilyn/Aralyn", or "Madison" and "Adison" where a popular name is modified by dropping the first letter to give the
This name was imported to England by Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the wife of William IV of Great Britain. She gave her name to the South Australian city of Adelaide. In contemporary literature of the time, Adelaide was frequently used as a name for upper
In French spelt with a grave accent: 'Adèle'.
Adele was the name of Jane's flighty but charming charge in Charlotte Brontë's novel "Jane Eyre."
'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' by Gustav Klimt is one of the most expensive
A Norman name that came back into fashion in the nineteenth century. Adeline's popularity continued well into the early twentieth century, perhaps partly due to the song "Sweet Adeline." It fell out of favor in English-speaking countries in the mid-twen
A modern variant of Alicia.
Alice was an extremely common name in medieval England, though it frequently appeared in the alternate form Alys. It is found several times in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," most famously as the name of the Wife of Bath. The name fell into disuse for man
Alicia is the Spanish and modern Latinate form of Alice.
Bearers include American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, actresses Alicia Silverstone and Alicia Witt, and Australian tennis player Alicia Molik.
Either an Indian name meaning 'protected by god' or a variant of Alicia.
A Norman French diminutive of Alice.
The name was particularly popular in Scotland from the 16th century, and was revived in England in the 20th century. In the USA, Alison experienced it's highest popularity in the mid 1980s when it broke
Variant of Alicia. Alyssa is a more popular spelling of this pronunciation.
Variant of Alison, a Norman French diminutive of Alice.
Since 1963 in the US, Allison has been more popular than Alison.
The name is borne by news anchor Allison Stewart, Canadian singer Allison Crowe, and actresses Allison M
A more modern respelling of Allison.
Allyson Felix is an American athlete.
Alyssa might also be derived from the flower alyssum's name.
Actress Alyssa Milano is a famous bearer.
Amelia is actually derived from two names: "Emilia," a Latin name meaning "rival," and "Amalia," a Germanic name meaning "work" or "labor." Henry Fielding popularized this name with his novel "Amelia" in 1751. More recently, the name took center stage i
Spanish of the masculine Italian name Amerigo. North and South America are named after Amerigo Vespucci, who explored the coast of South America at the turn of the 16th century.
The name is also borne by actress America Ferrera.
This name could be a respelling of Eva.
St Ava was a 9th century nun, the daughter of Pepin II of Aquitaine.
It has become more popular in the USA since the late 1980s, and in 2006 was the fifth most popular name.
Feminine form of Bernard.
Bernadette was a popular name in the 1950s that is now out of fashion in France.
Variant of Charlotte under influence of Elizabeth.
Charlize Theron is a South African actress and model.
Charlotte is a feminine form of the name Charles; though often interpreted as "woman" or "feminine," Charlotte might equally be interpreted as "masculine." Many texts reconcile these differences by defining Charlotte as "strong woman." Whilst moderately
St Geneviève is the patron saint of Paris. She lived in the 5th century and was renowned for her piety. She persuaded the people of Paris not to flee when attack by the Hun army seemed imminent (she was proved correct when instead the army instead attacke
In medieval European lore, Griselda was the wife of nobleman who tolerated any annoyance or grief he caused her. She is known in several literary works, including the Canterbury Tales and the Decameron, as "Patient Griselda."
'Heidi' is a children's story by Joanna Spyri, set in the mountains of Switzerland. Its sequels were written by Spyri's English translator Charles Tritten. Heidi is also the name of a character in Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' series of novels. The charact
Ida is derived from the Greek root "id," meaning "work."
In Sanskrit it means 'insight' and at the same time refers to planet earth as primary caregiver of all that lives.
Louise is a popular feminine form of the name Louis; it is used in all English-speaking and French-speaking countries, and is commonly found across Europe. Louise is a common name in European royal families. Saint Louise de Marillac was born in France i
Lydia is the name of a historic region of Asia Minor, that included Troy and Ephesus. Lydia is also the name of a purple goods seller, in the Bible. She is considered the first European convert to Christianity. She was living in Thyatira which was on the
Latinized form of Mathilda.
Matilda of Flanders was Queen consort of the Kingdom of England and the wife of William the Conqueror.
"Matilda," by Roald Dahl, is a children's book about a girl with extraordinary mental powers.<
Pet form shared by several names including Millicent, Mildred and Camilla.
It is also used independently.
Short form of various names with this ending, including Wilhelmina, also used as an independent given name since the 19th century.
In Scotland, it is a Highland short form of Calumina and Normina, also used on its own.
Odalys is a Spanish elaborated form of the Germanic Odilia.
Odelia can either be a variant of Odila, or a Hebrew name variant of Odeleya, meaning "I will praise God".
Latinate form of French name Odette.
Of Scandanavian origin, a shortened form of an old name from the elements 'regin', and 'frid', meaning 'counsel' and 'beautiful' respectively.
May also be a respelling of Rachelle.
Wilhelmina is the feminine equivalent of the masculine Wilhelm, the German cognate of English William. The name comes from the Germanic elements 'wil' (will, desire) and 'helm' (helmet, protection). This German name became used in English-speaking countri
Zelda is a variant spelling of Selda which is of Anglo-Saxon origin (the Hebrew form of Selda is Segula), and a pet form of Griselda. It is also a Yiddish name meaning "luck".
Zelda is also the name of the princess that has to saved by the