Mike C's Personal Name List
Personal remark: lowercase
Rating: 48% based on 23 votes
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
, 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).
Usage: Icelandic, Czech, Slovak (Rare)
Pronounced: HEHR-mee-na(Czech, Slovak)
Rating: 64% based on 26 votes
Icelandic, Czech and Slovak form of Hermina
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
; the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Haward
, from the Old Norse
; 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).
Rating: 52% based on 30 votes
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.
Rating: 59% based on 30 votes
Gender: Feminine & Masculine
Usage: English (Modern)
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
Usage: Polish (Rare)
Rating: 43% based on 21 votes
Rating: 42% based on 28 votes
Short form of Oswald
and other names beginning with a similar sound.
Other Scripts: עוֹז(Hebrew)
Rating: 42% based on 27 votes
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
Usage: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Personal remark: z
Rating: 56% based on 70 votes
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.
Usage: English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Other Scripts: שֵׁת(Ancient Hebrew) Σήθ(Ancient Greek)
Rating: 71% based on 17 votes
Usage: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Estonian, Finnish (Archaic)
Pronounced: SEE-grid(Swedish) SEEG-reed(Finnish)
Rating: 61% based on 16 votes
Rating: 52% based on 21 votes
Means "daughter of Sigurður
" in Icelandic.
Rating: 40% based on 105 votes
Short form of Steven
. A notable bearer was American technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011).
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Rating: 55% based on 22 votes