We have noticed as we have been walking around looking at the different tombstones that some of them have very unusual names. It didn't take long for us to start wondering what the history there was, if any, behind these names.
The Victorians had a very specific naming convention. There was much thought placed into the choice of a name for children as their were generally several per family. You will often see the same names used over and over again, especially if some of the children died young.
- The first son was named after the father's father
- The second son was named after the mother's father
- The third son was named after the father
- The fourth son was named after the father's eldest brother
- The first daughter was named after the mother's mother
- The second daughter was named after the father's mother
- The third daughter was named after the mother
- The fourth daughter was named after the mother's eldest sister
There are many times that the above convention is completely tossed out and instead the child is named after a good family friend or even a popular friend. It was also popular to name children after virtues that were important. This was common in New England.
It wasn't uncommon for the same person to go by several different nicknames. There are also times that a given name would be the name that they are baptized under, but not necessarily the name that they went by on any other day.
There are several names that were popular that have mutated into names that became more popular later on.
I have noticed that there are some very interesting names listed on headstones and this has made me wonder where they came from, what the meaning may be, and any information about them. Many of them are compiled below. I have also listed some surnames that aren't very common. Those will be clearly marked as SURNAMES.
- Variations include Abessalom (Biblical Greek); 'Avshalom (Biblical Hebrew); Axel, Aksel (Danish); Akseli (Finnish); Absolon (French); Axel (German); Axel, Aksel (Norwegian); Axel, Acke (Swedish)
Achilles - From the Greek Achilleus. The meaning of this name is unknown, though it may be derived from achos "pain". It was the name of a legendary Greek warrior.
- Variations include Achille (French); Achille (Italian); Achilleus (English)
- Variations of the name are Adalheidis, Adelais, Adela, Adelina (Ancient Germanic); Alícia (Catalan); Adéla (Czech); Heidi (Danish); Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida (Dutch); Aliisa, Alisa, Adele, Heidi (Finnish); Adélaïde, Alice, Alix, Adèle, Adeline, Alison (French); Elke (Frisian); Adelheid, Ada, Adda, Adele, Adelina, Aleida, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German); Adda (Hebrew); Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Adél, Alida (Hungarian); Ailís (Irish); Adelaide, Alice, Ada, Adele, Adelina (Italian); Alise (Latvian); Aleit (Low German); Aalis (Medieval French); Heidi (Norwegian); Adelajda, Alicja, Ada, Adela (Polish); Adelaide, Alice, Alícia, Adelina (Portuguese); Adela, Adelina (Romanian); Alisa (Russian); Aileas (Scottish); Alicia (Slovak); Adelaida, Alicia, Adela, Adelia, Adleina (Spanish); Adleita (Spanish (Latin American)); Heidi (Swedish), Alis (Welsh).
- Variations include Adalheidis, Adela, Adelais, Adelina (Ancient Germanic); Alícia (Catalan); Adéla (Czech); Heidi (Danish); Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida (Dutch); Adele, Aliisa, Alisa, Aada, Ada, Heidi (Finnish); Adélaïde, Adèle, Alice, Alix, Adeline, Aline, Alison, Line (French); Elke (Frisian); Adele, Adelheid, Ada, Adelina, Aleida, Alida, Alina, Heida, Heidi (German); Adél, Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian); Ailís (Irish); Adelaide, Adele, Alice, Ada, Adelina, Alina (Italian); Alise (Latvian); Aleit (Low German); Aalis (Medieval French); Heidi (Norwegian); Adela, Adelajda, Alicja, Ada, Alina (Polish); Adelaide, Alice, Alícia, Adelina, Aline (Portuguese); Adela, Adelina, Alina (Romanian); Alisa (Russian); Aileas (Scottish); Alicia (Slovak); Adela, Adelaida, Adelia, Alicia, Adelina (Spanish); Adelita (Latin American Spanish); Heidi (Swedish); Alis (Welsh)
Algon - The meaning and origin of this name are unknown. I am not sure if this is a diminutive of the name Algernon, but it could be.
Alva - This name has two possible origins. First is could be a feminine form of the Norwegian name Alf "elf". Secondly, it could be a masculine variant of the name Alvah which is Hebrew and means "his highness".
Alvarian - SURNAME - the meaning and origin of this name are unknown.
Alwilda - A Latin form of the Norwegian Alfhild "Battle elf".
- Variations include Alfhildr (Ancient Scandinavian); Alvilda (Danish); Alfhild (Norwegian); Alfhild (Swedish)
America - The is an English name that usually refers to the United States of America. It became popular in the 19th century.
Andrew Jackson - He was the seventh president of the United States and a member of the Tennessee constitutional convention. His was a popular name at the time.
Andry - This is an English variant of the name Andrew, which could have been influenced by the French André. These all derive from an Old French personal name of Germanic origin, agi "point of a sword" and ric "power".
Anice - A Scottish form of the name Hebrew name Grace which means "favor". It is also an Old Greek name meaning "pure, chaste"; a Hebrew name "God was gracious, God has shown favor". It can be an English variation of the name Agnes and Anna.
- Variations include Annise, Aagje (Dutch); Aena, Agnès (Catalan, French); Ahnna, Aintza (Basque); Amise, Anaís, Anaïsem Anayah, Anaysm Anees, Aneke, Anesha, Anessa, Anesse, Amachee, Amice (English); Anga (Swahili); Angee (Indian)
Aramanta - This would appear to be a variant on the name Araminta whose meaning is unknown. It first appeared in the late 15th century and was also the given name of Harriet Tubman.
Ardelia - This name is the feminine form of the name Ardal from the Irish Ardghal "high valour".
Armentia - SURNAME - This name appears to be a surname of Spanish originating in the Middle Ages, but I am unsure about its history as a given name.
Armilda - a Teutonic name meaning "armored battle maiden".
Armintie - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Artemus - A masculine form of the Greek Artemis. She was the Greek Goddess of the Hunt.
Arwine - SURNAME - The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.
Asbury - an Old English habitational name meaning "from Astbury"
Augustine - This is derived from the Roman name Augustinus, which is dervied from Augustus. There was a Saint Augustine in the 5th century. Because of his popularity, the name became very popular in the Christian world. It picked up popularity again in the Middle Ages because of Augustine of Canterbury.
- Variations include Augustinus (Ancient Roman); Agusti (Catalan); Augustin, Dino, Tin (Croatian); Augustin, Augustín (Czech); Augustijn, Stijn, Tijn (Dutch); Augustin (French); Ágoston (Hungarian); Agostino, Dino (Italian); Augustinas (Lithuanian); Augustyn (Polish); Agostinho (Portuguese); Augustin (Romanian); Augustín (Slovak); Auguštin (Slovene); Agustín (Spanish); Awstin (Welsh)
- Variations include Augusta (Ancient Roman); August (Catalan); August (Danish); Augusta, Gusta (Dutch); August, Gus (English); Aukusti, Aku, Kusti (Finnish); Auguste (French); August (German); Augusto (Italian); Augusts (Latvian); Augustas (Lithuanian); August (Norwegian); August (Polish); Augusto (Portuguese); Avgust (Russian); Avgust (Slovene); Augusto (Spanish); August (Swedish); Avgust (Ukranian)
Bartimus - SURNAME - meaning and origin unknown. It is possible that this is a variation of the name Bartholomew.
Bede - a modern form of an Old English Baeda "prayer".
Bezetta - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Bird - An English and Scottish name meaning "bird".
Celinda - An English blending of the names Celia and Linda.
Chaney - This is a French name mean oak tree or oak-hearted.
Charity - Derived from the Late Latin caritas "generous love". This name became popular after the Protestant Reformation with the Puritans.
Charon - a Greek name that means "fierce brightness". This was the name of the ferryman in Greek Mythology.
Clarinda - This is a combination name using the name Clara, meaning "clear, bright, famous", and the popular suffix -inda. It was first used by Edmund Spenser in the late 16th century.
- Variations include Clara (Catalan); Klara (Croatian); Klára (Czech); Klara (Danish); Claire (French); Clara, Klara (German); Klára (Hungarian); Chiara, Clara, Chiarina, Claretta (Italian); Clara (Late Roman); Klara (Latvian); Klara (Norwegian); Klara (Polish); Clara (Portuguese); Clara (Romanian); Klara (Russian); Klára (Slovak); Klara (Slovene); Clara (Spanish); Klara (Swedish); Klara (Ukranian)
Cordelia - A Celtic name of unknown meaning. It was popularized by Shakespeare in his play King Lear.
Cordia - A feminine version of Cordius. Also a short form of Cordelia.
Cornelius - This is a Roman family name that derives from the Latin cornu "horn". It was found in the New Testament and was popular through Dutch influence.
- Variations include Cornelia (Ancient Roman); Kornel (Czech); Cai, Caj, Kai, Kaj, Kay (Danish); Cees, Corné, Cokkie, Cornelia, Cornelius, Corrie, Kees, Kerneels, Lia, Lieke, Niels (Dutch); Connie, Cornelia (English); Kai (Finnish); Corneille (French); Kai, Kay (Frisian); Korneli (Georgian); Cora, Cornelia, Kornelia, Nele (German); Kornél (Hungarian); Cornelio (Italian); Cai, Caj, Kai, Kaj, Kay (Norwegian); Kornel (Polish); Cornélio (Portuguese); Cornel, Corneliu (Romanian); Kornel (Slovak); Cornelio (Spanish); Cai, Caj, Kai, Kaj, Kay (Swedish)
Cytha - Probably a variation of the name Cynthia which is a Latinized form of the Greek Kynthia "woman from Kynthos". It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance and did not become common until the 19th century.
- Variations include Cindi, Cindy, Cyndi, Sindy (English); Kynthia (Greek Mythology); Cintia (Hungarian); Cinzia (Italian); Cíntia (Portuguese); Cintia (Spanish)
Daniel Webster - It was popular to name children after heroes or important people. Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman (1850-1852) under President Millard Fillmore.
Darius - This is the Roman form of the name Dareios, which came from the Persian name Darayavahush. This name is comprised of dâraya "to possess" and vahu "good".
- Variations include: Dareios (Ancient Greek); Darayavahush (Ancient Persian); Dareios (Biblical Greek); Daryawesh (Biblical Hebrew); Darijo, Dario (Croatian); Dario (Italian); Dariush, Daryush (Persian); Dariusz, Darek (Polish); Darío (Spanish)
Dessie - This name is possibly a variation of Odessa, or maybe another name. I don't find anything that points to it be a name on its own.
Dialtha - I have not found any reference to what this name could mean. It could be a misspelling of Diantha or a variation on another name.
Dicy - origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Didama - I am unsure of the origin or meaning of this name.
Downy - SURNAME - This is an Irish surname, though it is possible that it has been used as a given name in this particular instance. As a surname is was spelled Downey and was a personal name meaning "fortress-holder". It could also be a Scottish habitational name from the barony of Downie or Duny.
Dufford - SURNAME - Possibly an English surname though I haven't been able to find out what the name means or where it originated.
Eben - A shortened form of Ebenezer which is Hebrew for "stone of help".
Edgel - SURNAME - Possibly from the Old English name Ecgwulf "sword wolf".
Effie - This name has two possibilities. First it could be an Anglicized form of the Scottish name Oighrig which means "new speckled one". The second possibility is that it is a diminutive of the name Euphemia which means "to use words of good omen".
Effirilla - the meaning and origin of this name are unknown.
Efra - This is a Hebrew for "fruitful". Possibly a diminutive of Ephraim.
Elam - a Hebrew name meaning "hidden" or "eternity". It is found in the Old Testament.
Eldridge - SURNAME - derived from the Middle English name Eldric
Elias - This name is an English variation of the name Elijah, which is ultimately from the Hebrew Eliyyahu, meaning "my God is Yahweh". Elijah was a Hebrew prophet from the 9th century BC. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament. The name came to be more popular in the Middle Ages. In Medieval England it was spelled Elis. It died out somewhere in the 16th century but was revived by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
- Variations include Ilyas (Arabic); Eliou (Biblical Greek); Eliyyahu (Bibical Hebrew); Helias (Bibical Latin); Ilia, Ilija, Iliya (Bulgarian); Ilija (Croatian); Elia, Elian (Dutch); Eelis, Elijas (Finnish); Élie (French); Ilia (Georgian); Ilias (Greek); Elijah, Eliyahu, Eliyyahu (Hebrew); Élás, Illés (Hungarian); Elia (Italian); Ilija, Ile (Macedonian); Elia (Medieval English); Eliasz (Polish); Ilie (Romanian); Ilia, Ilya (Russian); Ilija (Serbian); Elías (Spanish); Elis (Swedish); Ilyas (Turkish)
Eliakim - is Hebrew meaning "God rises". It was found in the Old Testament.
Elmina - This is possibly a variation of the name Wilhemina, which is the feminine of the name Wilhelm, German for William wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection".
Elmyra - Variation of the name Elmira which is a shortened form of Edelmira. This name is derived from the Ancient Germanic elements adal "noble" and meri "famous".
- Variations include Almira (English)
- Variations include Zabel (Armenian); Elixabete (Basque); Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth (Biblical); Elisabet (Biblical Greek); Elisheba (Biblical Hebrew); Elisabeth (Biblical Latin); Elisaveta (Bulgarian); Elizabeta (Croatian); Alžběta, Eliška (Czech); Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis,Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi (Danish); Elisabeth, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Elise, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa (Dutch); Eliisabet, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu (Estonian); Elisabet, Eliisa, Elisa, Ella, Elsa, Liisa, Liisi (Finnish); Élisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Lilian, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette (French); Bet, Lys (Frisian); Sabela (Galician); Elisabed, Eliso (Georgian); Elisabeth, Isabel, Isabelle, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elli, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth (German); Elisavet (Greek); Elikapeka (Hawaiian); Elisheva (Hebrew); Erzsébet, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Liza, Zsóka (Hungarian); Elísabet (Icelandic); Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Sibéal (Irish); Elisabetta, Isabella, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Liana, Liliana, Lisa (Italian); Bet, Betje (Limburgish); Elžbieta, Elzė (Lithuanian); Elisaveta, Beti, Veta (Macedonian); Ealisaid (Manx); Ibb (Medieval English); Isabel (Medieval Occitan); Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss (Norwegian); Isabèl (Occitan); Elżbieta, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Liliana (Polish); Isabel, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Liana, Liliana (Portuguese); Lílian (Portuguese (Brazilian)); Elisabeta, Isabela, Isabella, Liana, Liliana (Romanian); Elizaveta, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta (Russian); Ealasaid, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias (Scottish); Jelisaveta, Jela (Serbian); Alžbeta, Eliška (Slovak); Elizabeta, Špela (Slovene); Isabel, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana (Spanish); Elisabet, Elisabeth, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise (Swedish); Yelyzaveta (Ukrainian); Bethan (Welsh)
Emeline - A variation of the name Emmeline. It comes from an Old French form of the Germanic name Amelina. This name became popular when it was introduced by the Normans to England.
- Variations include Amelina (Ancient Germanic); Emaline (English); Émeline, Line (French); Emelina (Spanish)
Enoch - This name is an English spelling of Chanokh (Ancient Hebrew) and Enoch (Ancient Greek). It means "dedicated" and can be found in the Old Testament.
- Variations include Chanokh (Hebrew); Enok (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish).
- Variations include Ephraim (Biblical); Ephraim (Biblical Greek); 'Efrayim (Biblical Hebrew); Ephraim (Biblical Latin); Ephraim (Jewish); Yefrem (Russian); Jevrem (Serbian); Efraín (Spanish); Evron (Yiddish)
- Variations include Erasmos (Ancient Greek); Rasmus (Danish); Elmo (English); Elmo (German); Erasmo, Elmo (Italian); Ermo (Medieval Latin); Rasmus (Norwegian); Erasmo (Portuguese); Erazem (Slovene); Erasmo (Spanish); Rasmus (Swedish)
- Variations include Erastos (Ancient Greek); Erastos (Biblical Greek); Rastus (English)
Estella - A Latin form of Estelle meaning "star".
- Variations include Essie (English); Estelle (French); Estela (Portuguese); Estela (Spanish)
Etersa - The meaning and origin of this name are unknown.
Ezra - This is a Hebrew name meaning "help". It can be found in the Old Testament and has been popular since the Protestant Reformation.
- Variations include Esdras (Biblical Greek); 'Ezra' (Biblical Hebrew); Ezras (Biblical Latin)
Fayette - This is a French name meaning "little fairy".
Ferriba - This is an interesting name as it does not appear as a stand-alone name or as a variant of one that I can find. I did find an alternate spelling of the name, however - Pheriba. This could be a variation of Phoebe, but it also appears to have been popular in the Southern United States in the mid-1700s, particularly in North Carolina and Virginia.
Flossie - This is a diminutive of Florence, which is a Latin name from Florentia "prosperous, flourishing"
- Variations include Florence (French); Fiorenze (Italian); Florentia (Late Roman)
Fount - This name is probably a diminutive of the name Fountain listed below.
Fountain - SURNAME - This was considered an unusual surname from Early medieval English origin. It is from a topographical name for someone who lived near a spring or well. It comes from the Old French fontane, the Late Latin fontana.
Freeland - SURNAME - This was a surname of Olde English origin with pre-7th century origins. It is derived from an Anglo-Saxon term freoland which described the holder of lands without any obligation to the lord or the manor.
- Variations include Casper, Jesper, Kaspar (Danish); Casper, Jasper, Kasper, Cas (Dutch); Jasper (English); Gaspard (French); Kaspar (German); Gáspár, Gazsi (Hungarian); Gaspare, Gasparo (Italian); Kaspars (Latvian); Kasparas (Lithuanian); Casper, Kasper (Norwegian); Kacper, Kasper (Polish); Gašper (Slovene); Casper, Kasper (Swedish)
General - This name is a military rank that has been used as a given name.
Geneva - This is a shortened form of the name Genevieve which is a Gaulish name meaning "tribe woman". It could also be inspired by the city in Switzerland. It has been popular since the 19th century.
- Variations include Neva (English)
George Washington - The name of the first president of the United States. It was popular to name children after heroes at one point in time.
Gideon - This is a Hebrew name meaning "feller" or "hewer". It has been mentioned in the Old Testament and was particularly popular among the Puritans since the Protestant Reformation.
- Variations include Gedeon (Biblical Greek); Gid'on (Biblical Hebrew); Gedeon (Biblical Latin)
Granville - SURNAME - An English name which derived from the Norman place name Grainville meaning "Guarin's settlement"
Greene - SURNAME - a variant of the name Green which is an English color name.
Greenberry - This is a Middle English name that means "green manor house". It became popular in the Maryland area in the Revolutionary War era in honor of Colonel Nicholas Greenberry who was a hero in the Anne Arundel County, Maryland area. It was also used in the North Carolina area.
- Variations include Greenbury, Green Berry, Greene Berry
- Variations include Zelda (English); Grizel (Scottish)
- Variations include Wido (Ancient Germanic); Vid (Croatian); Vit (Czech); Wide (Frisian); Guido, Veit (German); Vid, Vida (Hungarian); Guido (Italian); Gvidas (Lithuanian); Wit (Polish); Vit (Slovak); Vid (Slovene).
Harlow - SURNAME - this is a habitational name derived from the Old English hœr "rock" and hlaw "hill".
Harwar - The only reference to this name is as an Indian Surname that seems to be most popular in India.
Hazie - This is possibly an Old English varient of the name Hazel. It was popular in the late 19th century.
Hervey - English variant of Harvey, which is from the Breton name Haerviu "battle worthy". It was introduced to England after the Norman conquest, but died out only to be revived again in the 19th century.
- Variations include Haerviu (Ancient Celtic); Hervé (French)
- Variations include Ezekias (Biblical Greek); Chizqiyahu (Biblical Hebrew); Ezechias (Biblical Latin); Hizikiah (English)
- Variations include Esther (Biblical); Ester (Biblical Greek); 'Ester (Biblical Hebrew); Ester (Czech); Ester (Danish); Esther (Dutch); Hettie (English); Ester, Esteri, Essi (Finnish); Esther (French); Eszter, Eszti (Hungarian); Esther, Estee (Jewish); Estera (Lithuanian); Ester (Norwegian); Estera (Polish); Ester (Portuguese); Esfir, Yesfir (Russian); Estera (Slovak); Ester, Esther (Spanish); Ester (Swedish)
Hiram - This name is an English Spelling of Chiram (Ancient Hebrew). It may be of a Phoenician origin, though it could also be from the Hebrew name meaning "exalted brother". The was the name of a King in the Old Testament. It gained popularity after the Protestant Reformation and gained popularity in America starting in the 17th century.
- Variations include Hyram.
- Variations include Horatius (Ancient Roman); Horace (French); Orazio (Italian); Horácio (Portuguese); Horatiu (Romanian); Horacio (Spanish)
- Variations include Osee (Biblical Greek); Hoshea (Biblical Hebrew); Osee (Biblical Latin); Hoshea, Oshea (English)
Ingham - An English habitational name from several different areas in Yorkshire and Lancashire. It comes from the Old English Inga+ham "homestead".
Issac Newton - It was popular to name children after heroes or important people. Issac Newton was a physicist and mathematician from England who worked during the later 15th to early 16th centuries.
Ithamer - A variation of the name Ithamar which comes from the Hebrew 'Itamar "palm island". It was found in the Old Testament.
- Variations include Itamar (Biblical Hebrew); Itamar (Hebrew)
James Knox Polk - It was popular to name children after heroes or important people. James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States (1845-1849)
James Lafayette - It was popular to name a child after a popular hero. During the time period that I found this name most commonly used, it may refer to James Armistead Lafayette, an African-American slave that served the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War as a spy.
James Monroe - It was popular to name a child after a popular hero or important person. James Monroe was the 5th president of the United States (1817-1825)
Janiss - Variation of the name John "Yahweh is gracious". It seems like this particular spelling should be a feminine name, but it was found on a Civil War Soldiers memorial.
- Variations include Deshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashaun, Rashawn (African American); Gjon (Albanian); Yahya, Yuhanna (Arabic); Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes (Armenian); Ganix, Ion, Jon (Basque); Yan (Belarusian); Ioannes (Biblical Greek); Yehochanan, Yochanan (Biblical Hebrew); Iohannes (Biblical Latin); Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick (Breton); Ioan, Ivan, Yan, Yoan, Ivo, Yanko (Bulgarian); Joan, Jan (Catalan); Jowan (Cornish); Ghjuvan (Corsican); Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja (Croatian); Ivan, Jan, Johan, Honza, Janek (Czech); Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik (Danish); Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, Joop (Dutch); Jaan, Johannes, Juham (Estonian); Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi (Finnish); Jean, Yann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick (French); Xoán (Galacian); Ioane, Ivane, Vano (Georgian); Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jo (German); Gianni, Giannis, Ioannis, Yanni, Yannis, Yianni, Yiannis (Greek); Keoni (Hawaiian); Yochanan (Hebrew); János, Jancsi, Jani, Janika (Hungarian); Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón (Icelandic); Eoin, Sean, Seán, Shane (Irish); Giovanni, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, Vanni (Italian); Johannes, Joannes (Late Roman); Jãnis (Latvian); Sjang, Sjeng (Limburgish); Jonas (Lithuanian); Johan, Hanke (Low German); Ivan, Jovan, Ivo (Macedonian); Ean, Juan (Manx); Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin (Medieval English); Jehan (Medieval French); Zuan (Medieval Italian); Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans (Norwegian); Joan (Occitan); Yahya (Persian); Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek (Polish); João, Joãozinho (Portuguese); Ioan, Ion, Iancu, Ionel, Ionut, Nelu (Romanian); Ioann, Ivan, Vanya (Russian); Juhán (Sami); Eoin, Iain, Ian (Scottish); Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Janko, Vanja (Serbian); Ján, Janko (Slovak); Ivan, Jan, Janez, Zan, Anze, Janko (Slovene); Iván, Juan, Xuan, Juanito (Spanish); Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne (Swedish); Yahya (Turkish); Ivan (Ukranian); Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto (Welsh)
- Variations include Iou (Biblical Greek); Yehu' (Biblical Hebrew); Hieu (Biblical Latin)
- Variations include Yerushah (Biblical Hebrew); Jerusa (English)
- Variations include Jincy, Jincie, Jensey, Jency, Gincy, Ginsie.
- Variations include Ioab (Biblical Greek); Yoav (Biblical Hebrew); Ioab (Biblical Latin); Yoav (Hebrew)
Josephus - This is the Latin form of the name Joseph which is the English form of the Greek Ioseph. These all derive from the Hebrew name Yosef which means "he will add". The name occurs in both the Old and New Testament. It was a common name in the Middle Ages among the Jewish People, but not so much among the Christians. It became more popular in the late Middle Ages in Spain and Italy. In England, it picked up after the Protestant Reformation.
- Variations include Yousef, Youseff, Yusef, Yusuf (Arabic); Hovsep (Armenian); Yusif (Azerbaijani); Joseba, Josepe (Basque); Joseph, Joses (Biblical); Ioseph, Ioses (Biblical Greek); Yosef (Biblical Hebrew); Ioseph (Biblical Latin); Yosif (Bulgarian); Josep (Catalan); Josip, Joško, Joso, Jozo (Croatian); Josef (Czech); Josef (Danish); Jozef (Dutch); Joseph, Jo, Joe, Joey, Jojo (English); Jozefo, Jocjo (Esperanto); Joosep (Estonian); Jooseppi, Juuso (Finnish); Joseph (French); Xosé (Galician); Ioseb, Soso (Georgian); Josef, Joseph, Jo, Sepp, Seppel (German); Iosif (Greek); Yosef (Hebrew); József, Jóska, Józsi (Hungarian); Seosamh (Irish); Giuseppe, Beppe, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pino (Italian); Iosephus (Late Roman); Jazeps (Latvian); Juozapas, Juozas (Lithuanian); Josif (Macedonian); Hohepa (Maori); Josef (Norwegian); Josèp (Occitan); Józef (Polish); José, Zé, Zezé (Portuguese); Iosif (Romanian); Iosif, Osip (Russian); Seòsaidh (Scottish); Josif (Serbian); Jozef (Slovak); Josip, Jožef, Jože (Slovene); José, Pepe, Pepito (Spanish); Josef (Swedish); Yusuf (Turkish); Yosyp (Ukranian); Yusup (Uyghur); Yussel (Yiddish)
- Variations include Iosias (Biblical Greek); Yoshiyahu (Biblical Hebrew); Iosias (Biblical Latin)
- Variations include Laurentius (Ancient Roman); Llorenç (Catalan); Lovre, Lovrenco, Lovro (Croatian); Vavřinec (Czech); Lars, Lorens, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz (Danish); Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens (Dutch); Laurence, Lawrence, Larrie, Larry, Lauren, Laurie, Lawrie, Laz, Loren, Lorin, Lorrin (English); Lars, Lari, Lasse, Lassi, Lauri (Finnish); Laurent, Enzo (French); Lourens (Frisian); Lars, Laurenz, Lorenz, Lenz (German); Lavrentios (Greek); Lõrinc (Hungarian); Lárus (Icelandic); Labhrás (Irish); Lorenzo, Enzo, Loria, Renzo (Italian); Lau, Lor (Limburgish); Laurynas (Lithuanian); Lars (Medieval Scandinavian); Lorencio (Medieval Spanish); Lars, Lorens, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz (Norwegian); Wawrzyniec (Polish); Lourenço (Portuguese); Laurentiu (Romanian); Lavrenti, Lavrentiy, Lavrenty (Russian); Labhrainn (Scottish); Vavrinec (Slovak); Lovrenc, Lovro (Slovene); Lorenzo (Spanish); Lars, Lorens, Lasse (Swedish).
Leander - This is a Latinized form of the Greek name Leandros which is derived from two words, leon "lion" and aner "man". Leander was a figure in Greek Mythology.
- Variations include Léandre (French); Leandro (Italian); Leandro (Portuguese); Leandro (Spanish)
Lemuel - This is a Hebrew name that means "belonging to God". This name was mentioned in the Old Testament.
Leodis - This could be a Roman spelling of the English city of Leeds, but it is not positive.
Leonidas - From the Greek leon "lion". This was the name of an anicent Spartan King.
- Variations include Léonide (French); Leonida (Italian); Leonid (Russian); Leonid (Ukranian)
Letha - a shortened form of the name Aletha which is from the Greek "truth".
Lettitia - This name is a derivative of Letitia, which is from the Late Latin name Laetitia which means "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint from Spain. It was used generally in the Middle Ages as Lettice and revived again in the 18th century.
- Variations of this name includes Latisha, Tisha (African American); Laetitia (French, Late Roman); Letizia (Italian); Letícia (Portuguese); Leticia (Spanish)
Lilburn - SURNAME - An English locational name meaning "from Lilbourne".
Lorene - A form of the name Laura, which is a Late Latin name meaning "laurel".
- Variations include Llora (Catalan); Laura (Croatian); Laura (Danish); Laura, Laurie (Dutch); Laura, Laureen, Laurene, Lauressa, Laurie, Laurinda, Laurissa, Lora, Loreen, Loretta, Lori, Lorie, Lorinda, Lorri, Lorrie (English); Laura (Estonian); Laura (Finnish); Laure, Laurette, Laurine, Lorette (French); Laura (German); Laura (Hungarian); Lára (Icelandic); Laura, Lauretta, Lora, Loretta, Lorita (Italian); Laura (Late Roman); Laura (Norwegian); Laura (Polish); Laura (Portuguese); Laura (Romanian); Laura, Lavra (Slovene); Laura, Laurita (Spanish); Laura (Swedish); Lowri (Welsh)
Lot - a Hebrew name meaning "covering, veil". It was found in the Old Testament.
Luary - This name may be a variation of the name Laurie which is a Latin place name meaning "of Laurentum".
Lucetta - This is a diminutive form of Lucia. It is derived from the Roman given name lux "light". It was found in the New Testament, used by popes and saints, though it did not find popularity until after the Renaissance.
- Variations include Lucia, Lucilla (Ancient Roman); Llúcia, Lucía (Catalan); Luca, Lucija (Croatian); Lucie (Czech); Lucia (Danish); Luus (Dutch); Lucie, Lucinde, Luce, Lucette, Lucile, Lucilla (French); Lucia, Luzia (German); Luca (Hungarian); Lucia, Luce, Lucilla (Italian); Luus (Limburgish); Liucija (Lithuanian); Lucia (Norwegian); Lucja (Polish); Lúcia, Lucinda, Luzia (Portuguese); Lucia (Romanian); Liùsaidh (Scottish); Lucia (Slovak); Lucija (Slovene); Lucía, Lucila (Spanish); Lucia (Swedish); Lleucu (Welsh)
Madora - This a Greek name meaning "ruler".
Magdelena - This is a Latin form of the a title meaning "of Magdala". It was found in the New Testament. It was also the name of a popular saint in the Middle Ages and became common around that time. It can also be found as Mary Magdelena.
- Variations include Shelena (African American); Maialen (Basque); Magdelene (Biblical); Magdelene (Biblical Greek); Magdalene (Biblical Latin); Magdalina (Bulgarian); Magda, Majda, Manda, Madica (Croatian); Alena, Magda (Czech); Magdalene, Magdelone, Lene, Lona, Magda, Malene (Danish); Magda, Madelon (Dutch); Lena, Madeleine, Madeline, Magdalen, Magdalene (English); Leena, Matleena (Finnish); Madeleine, Magali, Madeline, Magalie (French); Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni, Magda, Magdalene (German); Magdaléna, Magdolna, Duci (Hungarian); Madailéin (Irish); Maddalena, Magalie (Italian); Lena, Linn, Magda, Malin (Norwegian); Magali (Occitan); Lena, Magda (Polish); Madalena, Magda (Portuguese); Magda, Mădălina (Romanian); Manda (Serbian); Magdeléna, Alena, Lenka (Slovak); Alena, Alenka, Majda (Slovene); Malena (Spanish); Lena, Linn, Magda, Malena, Malin, Madeleine (Swedish)
- Variations include Mahlah (Biblical); Maeleth, Maala (Biblical Greek); Machalat, Machlah (Hebrew); Maeleth, Maala (Latin).
Malon - SURNAME - Polish nickname from a derivative of Maly "small". Also could be a French variant of the name Malo. Possibly a French habitational name from Saint-Melon-sur-Mela or Spanish habitational name Malón.
Margaretta - This is a Latinate form of Margaret, which was derived from the Latin name Margarita, which in turn was possibly derived from the Greek margarites "pearl". It could even go back as far as Sanskrit manyari. In the 4th century, there was a Saint Margaret who was the patron saint of expectant mothers. She was popular during the Middle Ages and her name has been widely used since then.
- Variations include Retha (Afrikaans); Margarid, Margarit (Armenian); Margarita (Bulgarian); Margarida (Catalan); Margareta (Croatian); Markéta (Czech); Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita (Danish); Margareta, Margaretha, Margariet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet (Dutch); Maret, Margit (Estonian); Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta (Finnish); Marguerite, Margaux, Margot (French); Margarida (Galician); Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Margrit, Meta, Rita (German); Margaréta, Margit, Margita, Gréta, Rita (Hungarian); Margrét (Icelandic); Mairéad (Irish); Margherita, Rita (Italian); Margarita (Late Roman); Margreet, Greet (Limburgish); Margarita (Lithuanian); Margaid, Paaie (Manx); Meggy (Medieval English); Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita (Norwegian); Margarida (Occitan); Malgorzata, Gosia, Malgosia, Marzena (Polish); Margarida, Rita (Portuguese); Margareta (Romanian); Margarita (Russian); Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysiem Peigi (Scottish); Margita, Markéta (Slovak); Margareta, Marjeta (Slovene); Margarita, Rita (Spanish); Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita (Swedish); Marged, Mererid, Mared, Megan (Welsh)
- Variations include Retha (Afrikaans); Margarid, Margarit (Armenian); Margarita (Bulgarian); Margarida (Catalan); Margareta (Croatian): Markéta (Czech); Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette, Rita (danish); Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet (Dutch); Jorie, Madge, Mae, Maggie, Mamie, Margaret, Margetta, Marge, Margie, Marjorie, Marjory, May, Meg, Marje (English); Maret, Margit (Estonian); Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarthe, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Margrit, Meta, Rita (German); Margaréta, Margit, Margita, Gréta, Rita (Hungarian); Margrét (Icelandic); Mairéad (Irish); Margherita, Rita (Italian); Margarita (Late Roman); Margreet, Greet (Limburgish); Margarita (Lithuanian); Margaid, Paaie (Manx); Meggy (Medieval English); Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Rita (Norwegian); Margarida (Occitan); Malgorzata, Gosia, Malgosia, Marzena (Polish); Margarida, Rita (Portuguese); Margareta (Romanian); Margarita (Russian); Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi (Scottish); Margita, Markéta (Slovak); Margareta, Marjeta (Slovene); Margarita, Rita (Spanish); Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Rita (Swedish); Margred, Mererid, Mared, Megan (Welsh)
- Variations include Mariam, Maryam (Arabic); Mariam (Armenian); Maria, Miren, Maia (Basque); Maryia (Belarusian); Mary, Miriam (Biblical); Maria, Mariam (Biblical Greek); Miriam (Biblical Hebrew); Maria (Biblical Latin); Mari (Breton); Mariya (Bulgarian); Maria, Mariona, Ona (Catalan); Maria (Corsican); Marija, Marijeta, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Mojca (Croatian); Marie, Madlenka, Maja, Marika (Czech); Mari, Maria, Marie, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Mia (Danish); Maria, Marja, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria (Dutch); Maria, Marie, Mariella, Marilyn, Marinda, Marion, Marlyn, Maryetta, Marylyn, Maureen, May, Mayme, Merilyn, Merrilyn, Mia, Mimi, Molly, Mora, Mya (English); Maarja, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika (Estonian); Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Jaana, Maarika, Mare, Marika (Estonian); Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Ma
Martin Van Buren - It was popular to name children after heroes or important people. Martin van Buren was the 8th president of the United States (1837-1841).
Mathias - A Variant of the Greek name Matthew "gift of Yahweh".
- Variations include Matia (Basque); Matthias, Matthew (Biblical); Matthias, Matthaios (Biblical Greek); Mattiyhau (Biblical Hebrew); Matthias, Mattheus (Biblical Latin); Matey (Bulgarian); Mateu (Catalan); Matija, Mate, Matej, Mateo, Matko, Mato (Croatian); Mats, Matthias (Danish); Mathis, Matthias Mathys (French); Mathis, Matthias, Mattias (German); Mats, Matthias (Norwegian); Mats, Mattias, Matthias (Swedish);
Maudie - This is a diminutive of Maud. It became popular in the 19th century. It derives from the Germanic Mahthildis "strength in battle".
- Variations include Mahthildis, Mathilda (Ancient Germanic); Matylda (Czech); Mathilde, Tilde (Danish); Machteld, Mathilde, Maud, Mechteld, Til (Dutch); Matilda, Tilda (Finnish); Mahaut, Mathilde (French); Mathilde, Mechthild, Mechtilde (German); Matild (Hungarian); Mafalda, Matilde (Italian); Til (Limburgish); Mathilde (Norwegian); Matylda (Polish); Mafalda, Matilde (Portuguese); Matilda (Slovac); Matilde (Spanish); Mathilda, Matilda, Tilda (Swedish); Mallt (Welsh)
McCallen - SURNAME - a form of MacCallan which is a Scottish Clan name appearing in Bute and Argyll. It first appears somewhere around the 12th century.
Melvina - This is a feminine form of Melvin, which in turn was from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town".
- Variations include Melvyn, Mel
- Variations include Mercia, Merry (English)
- Variations include Minerva, Manerva (English)
Mills - SURNAME - This is a Medieval English or Scottish topographical surname originally given to someone that lived near a mill and is derived from the Middle English "mille". It could be derived from the Latin molere "to grind".
Minor - This an English variant of the German name Miner meaning "smaller"
Minta - This is a shortened form of Araminta. Its meaning is actually unknown, but it was first used in the 17th century.
- Variations include Minty.
Montana - A Latin name meaning "mountain". The name of a state.
Morning - This name is derived from the German morgen "morning".
Mussietta - Possibly a variation of the name Musetta which is French and means "little muse".
Nervie - I am unsure what this name means. I can't seem to find any reference to this name.
Newton - SURNAME - Originally derived from an Old English place name meaning "new town".
- Variations include Newt (English)
Nimrod - A Biblical name of unknown meaning, but it is possibly from the Akkadian "rebel". It is found in the Old Testament. This name was adopted into the English language and meant "hunter".
Norina - It was an Italian diminutive of Nora, which in turn was a shortened form of Honora "honor" or Eleanor, which may be from an unknown Germanic name of unknown meaning.
- Variations include Eleonora (Bulgarian); Eleonora, Ella, Nora (Danish); Eleonora, Ellen, Noor, Noortje, Nora (Dutch); Eleanor, Elea, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenora, Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Elnora, Leanora, Lenora, Lenore, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nora, Norah (English); Eleonora, Eleonoora, Ella, Elli, Noora (Finnish); Eléonore (French); Eleonora, Eleonore, Leonore, Lore, Nora (Norwegian); Aliénor (Occitan); Eleonora (Polish); Leonor (Portuguese); Eilinoir, Eilidh (Scottish); Leonor (Spanish); Eleonor, Eleonora, Ellinor, Ella, Nora (Swedish)
- Variations include Abdiou (Biblical Greek); 'Ovadyah (Biblical Hebrew); Abdias (Biblical Latin); Ovadia (Hebrew)
Onevia - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Ora - This is a feminine form of the name Or which is Hebrew and means "light".
- Variations include Orah, Or
Orpha - A variant of the Biblical Hebrew name Orpah, meaning "back of the neck". This name is found in the Old Testament.
Paris - The meaning of this name is unknown. In history, he was the Trojan prince who was an integral part of the Trojan War. It is also the name of the capital city of France.
- Variations include Paride (Italian).
- Variations include Parthena (English)
Pelona - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Perina - Origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Perlina - This name is a possibly a Southern US invention. It may have been inspired by the name Pearl or be a mispronunciation of the name Paulina.
Pernetia - The meaning and origin of this name are unknown, though it could be a flower name.
Philecta - The meaning and origin are unknown.
Philo - From the Greek philos "lover, friend".
- Variations of this name are Pheobe (English); Phoibe (Greek Mythology); Phebe (Biblical); Febe (Dutch, Italian and Spanish); Belphoebe (Literary).
Pleasant - This name is derived from the Anglo-Norman plaisant "delightful". It had been used as a given name since the 16th century and seemed to have been popular in the 19th.
Prudie - This name is a variation of Prudence, which is a medieval form of Prudentia. It was made popular by the Puritans in the 17th century.
- Variations include Prude (English); Prudenzio (Italian); Prudentia, Prudentius (Late Roman); Prudencia, Prudencio (Spanish)
- Variations include Rearden, Rórdán
Reulana - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
- Variations include Rhulana
Risdon - SURNAME - This name was the surname of an old family in England in the 16th and 17th century. It still occurs today as a surname, but it has been found on headstones as a given name. It comes from reese-don "the hill by the fleating ground".
Rodolphus - Latin form of Rudolf, which is derived from Hrodwulf "famous wolf".
- Variations include Hrodulf, Hrolf (Ancient Germanic); Hrólfr, Hródólfr (Ancient Scandinavian); Rolf (Danish); Roel, Roelof, Rodolf, Ruud (Dutch); Rolf, Rollo, Rudoplh, Rodolph, Rolo, Rolph, Rudy (English); Rodolphe, Rodolph (French); Rolf, Rodolf, Rudi (German); Rudi (Hungarian); Rodolfo (Italian); Roul (Medieval English); Roul (Medieval French); Rolf (Norwegian); Rodolfo (Portuguese); Rodolfo, Fito, Rodolfito (Spanish); Rolf (Swedish); Ruedi (Swiss)
Rosabelle - This is a compound name from the Latin "beautiful rose". It brings together Rose and Isabelle.
Rosamund - This name was derived from Germanic elements, specifically hros "horse" and mund "protection". It was introduced into the English language by the Normans but may have had influence from the Latin phrase rosa munda "pure rose". It was the name of one of the mistresses of King Henry II in 12th century England.
- Variations include Rosmunda (Ancient Germanic); Rosemonde (French); Ros, Roz, Rosamond (English)
Sabra - This is an English name that is a diminutive of Sarah or Sabrina. It is of unknown origin. It became popular in the 19th century and was sometimes spelled Sabrah. It can be found as far back in the United States as the 1700s and as recent as the 1940s. Other forms of this name are Sabrah, Sabre, Sabray, and Sebra.
Salina - Possibly a variation of the name Selina from the Greek selene "moon"
Salome - From an Aramaic name related to the Hebrew word Shalom "peace". This name has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
- Variations include Salomé (French); Salomea (Polish); Salomé (Portuguese); Salomé (Spanish)
Saretha - This origin and meaning of this name are unknown, though it could be an American creation meaning "excellance".
Saruna - I am not sure what the meaning or origin of this name is, though it is possible that it is a variation of the Lithuanian masculine name Šarūnas which means "quick".
Schuyler - This is from the Dutch meaning "scholar". It was brought to America by the Dutch settlers.
- Variations include Skylar, Skyler.
Seward - SURNAME - An English name which is derived from the Old English Sigeweard "guardian of victory".
Shadrack - A variation of Shadrach which is Akkadian "command of Aku". Aku was the Babylonian mood god. The name was listed in the Old Testament.
Silas - This is the English shortened version of Silvanus. This is the name of a companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament. It could also be a Greek form of the Hebrew name Saul. It was used mostly after the Protestant Reformation. From Roman Mythology, this name is derived from the Latin "silva" meaning wood or forest. Silvanus was the Roman God of the Forests. From the Hebrew Saul this name means "asked for" or "prayed for". Name for the first King of Israel in the Old Testament.
- Variations of this name are Silouanos (Biblical Greek); Sylvain (French); Silvano (Italian).
Stokely - The origin and meaning of this name is unknown.
Surrilda - This name may have been derived from the name Sarahild, which is Old High German from saro "armor" and hildr "battle".
- Variations include Serelda, Serhilde, Serilda, Zeralda, Zerelda, Zerilda (English)
- Variations of this name are Silouanos (Biblical Greek); Sylvain (French); Silvano (Italian).
Talcott - SURNAME - From a Norman habitational name Taillecourt. Also a Middle English topographical name from tile "tile" and cot "Cottage". The exact English meaning is considered unknown and has pretty much disappeared from Britain.
Temperance - From the English "moderation, restraint". It was made popular by the Puritans in the 17th century.
Tenzie - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Theophilus - A Latin form of the Greek Theophilos "friend of god". It can be found in the New Testament.
- Variations include Theophila, Theophilos (Ancient Greek); Theo, Theofilus (Dutch); Théophile (French); Theophil (German); Teofilo (Italian); Teofil (Polish); Teófilo, Téo (Portuguese); Feofil (Russian); Teófilo (Spanish)
Thomas Jefferson - It was common to name children after heroes or important people. Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States.
Thursa - This name is an English variant of the Hebrew name Tirzah "favorable".
Tilford - An English name meaning "from the fertile ford".
Tilmon - It is an Anglo-Saxon name originally given to a farmer or a tile-maker.
- Variations include: Tillman, Tilman, Tilmanstone, Tilghman, Tileman,
Uriah - From the Hebrew name Uriyah meaning "Yahweh is my light". This name was found in the Old Testament.
- Variations include Ourias (Biblical Greek); 'Uriyah (Biblical Hebrew); Urias (Biblical Latin); Urijah (English); Uriasz (Polish)
Valentin - Variation of the Roman cognomen (nickname) Valentinus which comes from the name Valens "strong, vigorous, healthy". In the 3rd century, Saint Valentine was a 3rd century martyr. He associated with the holiday. It has been used occasionally since the 12th century.
- Variations include Valentinus (Ancient Roman); Balendin (Basque); Tin, Valent, Valentina, (Croatian); Valentijn (Dutch); Valentine, Val (English); Valentine (French); Bálint (Hungarian); Valentino, Tino (Italian); Valentina (Macedonian); Walenty (Polish); Valentina, Vali (Romanian); Valentina (Russian); Ualan (Scottish); Valentin (Slovak); Tine, Tinek, Valentina (Slovene); Valentín (Spanish); Valentyn (Ukranian); Folant (Welsh).
Verlinda - The origin and meaning of this name are unknown.
Viannah - This could be a variant spelling of the name Vienna, the capital of Austria.
Victory - From the Latin vincere "to conquer"
- Variations include Violette (French); Wioleta, Wioletta (Polish)
Waple - SURNAME - a variant of the name Walpole which is an Enlgish habitational name meaning either from Norfolk or Suffolk. This name appears to go back as far as the 12th century though it is very rare.
Wesford - This name may be a respelling or misspelling of Wexford which is a county in Ireland.
Whit - This is most likely a diminutive of Whitman or Whitney.
Willburn - SURNAME - The first part is possibly derived from a place name, which the second part comes from the Old English burne "stream".
- Variations include Wilburn (English)
Winfield - SURNAME - this was derived from a place name in the Old English wynn "meadow" and feld "field". It has been used as a given name from time to time.
Zella - A German diminutive of the name Marcella, which is a Roman family name meaning "male".
Zenas - Greek variation on the name Zenodorus "the gift of Zeus"
Zephaniah - From the Hebrew Tzefanyah "Yahweh has hidden". This name was mentioned in the Old Testament.
- Variations include Tzefanyah (Biblical Hebrew); Zeph (English); Zephania (Southern African)