Mike C's Personal Name List

Benő
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hungarian
Pronounced: BEH-nuu
Personal remark: lowercase
Rating: 48% based on 23 votes
Diminutive of Benedek or Benjámin.
Bob
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Dutch
Pronounced: BAHB(American English) BAWB(British English, Dutch)
Personal remark: Uppercase
Rating: 38% based on 108 votes
Short form of Robert. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. It was borne by the character Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol (1843). Other famous bearers include American folk musician Bob Dylan (1941-) and Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley (1945-1981).
Hermína
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Icelandic, Czech, Slovak (Rare)
Pronounced: HEHR-mee-na(Czech, Slovak)
Rating: 64% based on 26 votes
Icelandic, Czech and Slovak form of Hermina.
Howard
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: HOW-ərd
Rating: 55% based on 24 votes
From an English surname that can derive from several different sources: the Anglo-Norman given name Huard, which was from the Germanic name Hughard; the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Haward, from the Old Norse name Hávarðr; or the Middle English term ewehirde meaning "ewe herder". This is the surname of a British noble family, members of which have held the title Duke of Norfolk from the 15th century to the present. A famous bearer of the given name was the American industrialist Howard Hughes (1905-1976).
Jim
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: JIM
Rating: 52% based on 30 votes
Medieval diminutive of James.
June
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: JOON
Rating: 72% based on 107 votes
From the name of the month, which was originally derived from the name of the Roman goddess Juno. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
Lulu 1
Gender: Feminine
Usage: German
Pronounced: LOO-loo
Rating: 59% based on 30 votes
Diminutive of names that begin with Lu, especially Luise.
Mckayla
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
Pronounced: mi-KAY-lə
Personal remark: zz
Rating: 28% based on 108 votes
Variant of Michaela, often spelled as McKayla with the third letter capitalized, influenced by surnames beginning with Mc.
Mścisław
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Polish (Rare)
Rating: 43% based on 21 votes
Polish form of Mstislav.
Oz 1
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: AWZ
Rating: 42% based on 28 votes
Short form of Oswald, Osborn and other names beginning with a similar sound.
Oz 2
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Hebrew
Other Scripts: עוֹז(Hebrew)
Rating: 42% based on 27 votes
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
Runa
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Pronounced: ROO-na
Personal remark: z
Rating: 56% based on 70 votes
Feminine form of Rune.
Seraphina
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman
Pronounced: sehr-ə-FEEN-ə(English) zeh-ra-FEE-na(German)
Rating: 75% based on 114 votes
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim, which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each.

This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.

Seth 1
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: שֵׁת(Ancient Hebrew) Σήθ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced: SETH(English)
Rating: 71% based on 17 votes
Means "placed" or "appointed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the third named son of Adam and Eve, and the ancestor of Noah and all humankind. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
Sigrid
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
Pronounced: SEE-grid(Swedish) SEEG-reed(Finnish)
Rating: 61% based on 16 votes
From the Old Norse name Sigríðr, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and fríðr "beautiful, fair".
Sigurðdóttir
Usage: Icelandic
Rating: 52% based on 21 votes
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic.
Steve
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: STEEV
Rating: 40% based on 105 votes
Short form of Steven. A notable bearer was American technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011).
Williams
Usage: English
Pronounced: WIL-yəmz
Rating: 55% based on 22 votes
Means "son of William".
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