WhatName: What is the meaning of my name?

"What is the meaning of my name?" is a common question people have when they visit our web site.


Ioses - Greek name meaning "exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a brother of Jesus.
Gyuri - Pet form of Hungarian György, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Nimue - Welsh name, possibly related to Greek Mnêmê, meaning "memory." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the sorceress, known as the Lady of the Lake, who stole the infant Lancelot. 
Adeola - African Nigerian namemeaning "crown of honor." 
Bedrosian - Armenian name meaning "descendant of Bedros." 
Berend - Low German form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Nebuchadnezzar - Anglicized form of Hebrew Nebuwkadnetstsar, meaning "Nebo, defend my crown" or "Nebo, defend my firstborn son." In the bible, this is the name of a ruler of Babylon who conquered Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed temples.
Yowkebed - Hebrew name meaning "God is glory." In the bible, this is the name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses.
Faddei - Russian form of Greek Thaddaios, meaning "courageous."
Khadija - Arabic name meaning "premature child."
Harbin - Rare Irish variant form of German Herbert, meaning "bright army."
Kiki - English pet form of names beginning with the letter "K."
Karniela - Hebrew name meaning "horn of the Lord." Also spelled Carniela.
Ludovica - Feminine form of Italian Ludovico, meaning "famous warrior."
Sin - Sumerian name meaning "wisdom." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the moon and son of Enlil. The crescent (or cup, receptacle?) is his symbol. He is also known by the name Nanna ("illuminator").
Katheryne - Variant spelling of English Katherine, meaning "pure."
Kolzak - Russian name meaning "slippery."
Kaitlyn - Variant spelling of English Kaitlin, meaning "pure."
Kelpie - Celtic name meaning "of the color of kelp (sea-weed)." In mythology, this is the name of the water-horse of fairy mythology that change into beautiful women in order to lure them into traps.
Kresimira - Feminine form of Slavic Kresimir, meaning "cross of peace."
Adiva - Hebrew name meaning "gentle, gracious, pleasant."
Tzafrir - Hebrew form of Greek Zephyr ("west wind"), meaning "morning breeze."
Gaenor - Welsh form of English Gaynor, meaning "white and smooth."
Kieran - Variant spelling of English Kiaran, meaning "little black one."
Aspen - English name derived from the tree name, meaning "aspen tree, white poplar." 
Adisa - African Yoruba name meaning "onewho is clear."
Salali - Native American Cherokee name meaning "squirrel."
Kasper -   English form of Spanish Gaspar, meaning "treasure bearer." Early Christians assigned names to the three Magi ("wise men from the east") who visited the baby Jesus. They are mentioned but not named in the bible; Kasper is one of them, the other two are Balthasar and Melchior. Also spelled Casper and Jasper.
Plinius - Roman family name of unknown meaning. 
Klaas - Pet form of Dutch Nikolaas, meaning "victor of the people."
Kazuki - Japanese name meaning 1) "harmonious hope," or "one/first shine."
Keaweaheulu - Hawaiian name meaning "cool breeze over the mountains."
Kani - Hawaiian name meaning "sound."
Kolab - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "rose."
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Khayri - Arabic name meaning "charitable."
Kwatoko - Native American Hopi name meaning "bird with a big beak."
Kathleen - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Caitlín, meaning "pure."
Kuckunniwi - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "little wolf."
Jaska - Pet form of Finnish Jaakko and Russian Iakov, both meaning "supplanter." 
Kynaston - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places derived from Old English Cynefriþestun, meaning "settlement of Cynefrið."
Malvolio - Italian name invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play "Twelfth Night," meaning "ill-will."
Kassia -   English variant spelling of Latin Cassia, meaning "cassia," a bark similar to cinnamon.
Khai - Egyptian name meaning "crowned."
Krystine - English variant spelling of French Christine, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Kapel - Yiddish diminutive form of Hebrew Yaaqob, meaning "supplanter."
Alverad - Visigothic name composed of the Germanic elements alf "elf" and rad "council," hence "elf council."
Kyra - Feminine form of Greek Kyros, meaning "like the sun." 
Urban - English form of Latin Urbane, meaning "of the city."
Kip - Variant spelling of Middle English Kipp, possibly meaning "fat man."