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#Name Meaning
1 Luukfrom Lucania, light
2 SophieName (s) of
3 LotteMasculine.
4 Semrenowned
5 Saraprincess
6 Milanlove fame
7 DaanComes from the name Daniel. Hebrew: `my judge is G-d'. Name of one of the four prophets from the first testament. Because of his ability to explain dreams, Daniel was given an influential position at the court. Holy name: Daniel the Stylite, a Greek sain
8 Emmagreat great
9 Jaydena contemporary spelling variant of the given name Jadon.
10 JuliaPeople of Julus
11 IsaGod has sworn, or ice / iron
12 StijnA German name related to stone, meaning `stone weapon'. An abbreviation of Augustinus, Constantinus and others.
13 LisaGod has sworn
14 LeviAttached or pledged. Joined. Levi: third of Jacob's 12 sons, he became father of the tribe that was assigned priestly duties.
15 Lynnshield of linden wood or hose
16 Lucasfrom Lucania, light
17 EviThe life giving
18 ThijsComes form Matthias. A name from the New Testament. Matthias was the name of the apostle which was chosen as Judas? replacement after he died (Hand. 1,23v.). It?s said that he preached in Ethiopia (vgl. Mattheus).
19 Esmee
20 JesseGift
21 LiekeThe unconcerned
22 JulianThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
23 EvaLife. Living one. Variant of Eve. In the bible Eve was Adam's wife and the first woman.
24 Larsthe award-winning
25 Bramfather of many nations
26 NoorLight
27 RubenBehold a son.
28 NoaMovement
29 Fleurbloom
30 GijsIntelligent.
31 TessAbbreviation of Teresa, meaning harvester.
32 TijnThe little warrior
33 ThomasThomas is a male given name. It was formed from a Greek word of the Aramaic name "Ta'oma'" meaning "twin". After Saint Thomas Becket, it became popular in England. This name also has some female versions such as Thomasina, Tamsyn, Tamsin, Tasmina, Tasmino, Thomaida/Thomais, or Tammy.
34 Zoë
35 RoosRose
36 Liamwith the will as strong as a helmet
37 FinnFair. Mythology; Finn Mac Cumhail was legendary Irish 3rd century hero similar to the English Robin Hood. His warrior-followers were named Finians.
38 SanneLily
39 Lucafrom Lucania, light
40 Saarprincess
41 JasmijnJasmine
42 MaxThe largest
43 ElinVariant of Helen. Means light or most beautiful woman.
44 SamDiminutive of Samson: Sun child; bright sun.
45 FayFaith, trust
46 MatsGod's gift
47 FloorFlourishing
48 TimShort version of Timotheus or a variation of Dimme.
49 TeunThe invaluable
50 FelineFeline
51 IsabelGod has sworn
52 MeesEagerly
53 Maudmighty in battle
54 Tygo(Good) fate, luck
55 TomDerives from Thomas 'Twin.'.
56 MirtheName of an evergreen shrub. Myrtle was in antiquity and symbol of love, happiness and fertility
57 DeanFrom a surname derived from the Old English 'denu', meaning valley. Famous bearers: American actor and singer Dean Martin, American statesman Dean Acheson.
58 BenteDanish feminine form of BENEDICT.
59 BrittBrit. A native of Brittany: (France) or Britain: (England).
60 KoenA surname meaning "Priest," commonly spelled as Cohen.
61 Keano
62 AmyDearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved. In common use after publication of American Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'.
63 NoraGod is my light
64 ThijmenMan of the people
65 NoudHe who reigns as an Eagle
66 Naomipleasantness, sweetness
67 FemkeGirl
68 SvenBoy, Young Man
69 AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
70 TiesA gift from God
71 LizGod has sworn
72 Benjaminson of happiness
73 Annecharming, gracious
74 NoahRust / comfort
75 Ninathe ever pure, pure
76 RoanFrom the rowan tree.
77 Lunagoddess of the moon
78 Jaspertreasurer
79 Oliviaolive tree
80 JoepThe Lord's addition (to the family)
81 LivCover, Shield Or Life
82 Olivierolive tree
83 SiemGod has heard
84 MilaPeople's Favor
85 Nickvictor by the people, loved by all
86 AnoukFavor, Grace
87 Damianrestrain
88 LiseDedicated to god
89 IrisColorful, Rainbow
90 Florisbloom
91 Casfrom Lucania, light
92 EliseGod has sworn
93 CharlotteDiminutive of Charlotte: A feminine form of Charles, meaning man or manly. Alternate meaning, tiny and feminine.
94 Daniël
95 Kaykeyholder
96 Juliethe youthful
97 NienkeClean / pure, Merciful / or other lovely names that end with ina
98 NielsThe horned
99 PuckGnome, Scams
100 PepijnHorse Friend
101 YaraSpring
102 Hugothinking mind, wise
103 BoDiminutive of Beauregard: Respected; regarded highly (literal translation is Beautiful/handsome gaze). Also a variant of Beau: Handsome.
104 DylanSon of the wave, born near the sea, influence. Famous bearers: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, American folk singer Bob Dylan.
105 Loïs
106 Pimwith the will as strong as a helmet
107 KyanAncient
108 ElineTorch, the shining, brilliant
109 HannahGrace of God
110 SeppYahweh grant increase
111 NikkiConqueror of the people
112 Guuswho is praised
113 Tessawoman working at harvest
114 Stansteadfast and persevering
115 DavidDavid is a both used as a male given name and a surname, and is mostly a given name in English and French Hebrew origin. The name was derived from the Hebrew name "Dawid", which means "Darling" or "Beloved". David is often shortened to "Dave/Davey/Davie/Davy". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel in the 10th century BC.
116 DemiAbbreviation of Demetria - the mythological goddess of corn and harvest.
117 RomyRosemary Or Person From Rome
118 JobPersecuted. In the Old Testament, Job was remembered for his great patience ('the patience of Job').
119 MickHebrew for "Who is like God"
120 AmberA jewel name that became popular in the 19th century, from the name of the yellowish resin used in jewellery-making. Used regularly since the publication of 2Oth century writer Kathleen Winsor's novel 'Forever Amber. '.
121 RyanKingly. Famous Bearer: American actor Ryan O'Neal.
122 VeraFaith
123 Hiddebattle
124 FennaCourageous protector
125 Robinbeautifully by fame
126 Miloufriendly
127 LaraProtection. Popular surname and place name.
128 DylanoDylan or Delano, or mixture of both names
129 Mohammedthe glorified
130 LizzyGod has sworn
131 Jasonto heal. Jason is a character of Greek mythology
132 Catoclean or pure
133 TimoVariant of Timothy 'one who honors God.'.
134 KikiShort For Names Beginning With K
135 JensGod is gracious
136 Fieneadded
137 Caspertreasurer
138 IsabellaGod has sworn
139 Jamiehe heel grip
140 ElisaGod has sworn
141 RosalieRose.
142 JustinRighteous
143 SennaThe Senna Plant
144 JoshuaYahweh is salvation
145 VeerleBattle Traveller
146 BasMajestic
147 KayleighVariant of Kay and Kayla. Keeper of the keys; pure.
148 Niekvictor by the people, loved by all
149 DaniqueGod is my judge
150 BoazStrength
151 DaniMy judge is God, Near, near
152 JillDiminutive of Jillian : Child of the gods. A modern variant of Gillian, which is a feminine form of Julian, meaning Jove's child.
153 QuintenFifth
154 JadeThe name of a semi-precious stone.
155 Josephineadded
156 MikeHebrew for "Who is like God"
157 JulietteThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
158 Quinnthe fifth
159 Rensthe award-winning
160 PienMay the Lord add
161 Willemwith the will as strong as a helmet
162 Yasminjasmine blossom
163 Jurrefarmer or husbandman
164 Yfkearcher
165 Jellevalue, payment, retribution, sacrifice
166 Fennesecurity, courageous protector
167 SterreStars
168 MarijnMarine
169 LauraThe laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory. Old name with many variants.
170 NathanGift from God
171 JuliusPeople of Julus
172 AliciaOf noble birth
173 Dexhappy
174 EmilyEmily is a female name coming from the Roman name Aemilia. This Latin name "Aemilia" comes from the latin word "aemulus" which means "rival".
175 MadeliefThe flower name, perhaps influenced by Daisy "daisy" and names with Made-(as Madelon) and sweet (like Godelieve).
176 Samuelthe heard by God
177 Robinbeautifully by fame
178 ColinA variant of Nicholas, which means 'people's victory', from a French diminutive.
179 JonathanGift from God
180 SophiaName (s) of
181 MaritPearl
182 SilFrom the forest
183 MikaWho is like God
184 SuusA Frenchman
185 HaileyField of hay. Usually a surname.
186 Rickruler King
187 MerelBlackbird
188 Chrisanointed
189 CaitlinClean and pure
190 JimSupplant. Replace. Variant of Jacob derived from the Latin Jacomus.
191 Chloë
192 JoeyYahweh grant increase
193 MatthijsGod's gift
194 FrederiqueQuiet, powerful ruler
195 VinceVictor
196 IlseGod has sworn
197 Lindeshield of linden wood
198 Joriseditor of the Earth
199 AidenLittle Fire
200 MerleBlackbird.
201 LanaRock
202 AlexanderGuardian
203 SuzeLily, Lily
204 MorrisMoor, inhabitant of Mauritania
205 RafaelGod has healed.
206 ValerieStrong; valiant. Feminine of the Roman family clan name Valerius.
207 Twaninvaluable
208 Guusjewho is praised
209 JanGod is merciful
210 IndyIndependent Or Indian
211 KyaraClear;
212 JesperTreasure holder
213 PhilipHorses friend
214 NovaChases butterfly (Hopi).
215 Jackhe heel grip
216 EllaGod has sworn
217 Fienadded
218 Pieterrock
219 Jaylinn
220 TobiasGod is my good
221 Karlijnmeans the same as guy
222 SimonGod has heard
223 FeddeFrisian and Groninger names. Eenstammige shortening of Germanic names, fred, Old Frisian e fr tho 'peace, protection' (see-fred-). It is a form of child language with the reduction in r.
224 LilyLily
225 ValentijnStrong, healthy
226 LinaDerived from ending of Carolina.
227 WesselArmy defender
228 ImkeShort form of names with the Germanic tribe "Irmin" (large, great), whole, comprehensive
229 IsisThrone
230 BeauBeautiful
231 JinteSee Ine and Ene
232 Bartbright or shiny
233 TristanTumult; outcry. From the Celtic name Tristan. In Arthurian legend Tristan was a Knight of the Round Table and tragic hero of the medieval tale Tristram and Isolde.
234 LaurenFeminine form of Lorin: Variant of Laurence: From the place of laurel trees.
235 JortStrong or brave as a boar
236 LolaDiminutive of Dolores: Sorrow. From Maria de los Dolores (the Virgin Mary, or Mary of the Sorrows.
237 Amélie
238 OwenYoung warrior. Also can be a variant of Eugene: Well-born.
239 Dionfertility
240 Dewigoddess
241 AbelBreath; son; breathing spirit. In the Old Testament, Abel was the son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain in a fit of jealousy.
242 LieveLoved by God
243 LindseyVariant of Lindsay: From the island of the lime tree. Although in the past, Lindsay was a common boys' name, today it is used more often for girls.
244 StefCrown or garland
245 Florianbloom
246 SilkeWin / win
247 Jordyeditor of the Earth
248 TaraWhere the kings met. Also Tara's Halls, where ancient Bards sang deeds of Irish heroes. The ruins of the Halls are on the hill of Tara, meaning crag or tower.
249 JulesPeople of Julus
250 SamDiminutive of Samson: Sun child; bright sun.
251 KeesThe horned
252 Jennafruitful
253 QuintyThe fifth
254 OscarDivine spear; God's spear. Famous Bearer: poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who was put on trial and imprisoned for homosexuality.
255 Renskethe award-winning
256 BryanBryan is a name that is usually given to boys. It is a variant of the name Brian. It comes from an Old Celtic language word meaning "high", or "noble".
257 JuulPeople of Julus
258 DouweDove
259 Laurensthe award-winning
260 KyraLady
261 LoekOne from Lucania
262 KateClean and pure
263 Lisannecharming, gracious
264 Martthe biblical figure Marta
265 Louiseglorious war hero
266 RayanKing, Queen
267 RosaRose / bush
268 XaviNew house
269 AdamRed, a reference to either the red skin or the red earth of Eden from which the Old Testament Adam was created in Genesis 2. Famous bearer: 7th century Irish St Adamnan, meaning 'little adam', was the biographer of St Columba.
270 Florinebloom
271 BrentDerived from a surname and place name; based on the Old English words for high place, steep hill, or burnt. Used occasionally as a first name in North America since the 1930s.
272 Jesslyn
273 Joël
274 LeahStrong and brave as a lion
275 Marashapely clean
276 YannickYahweh is gracious
277 AmirPrince/Rich/Cultivated
278 DaphneVictory.
279 Boriscombatant
280 JenteGod is gracious
281 JetThe mighty of residence, high-born
282 Gabriël
283 JayJay
284 AiméeVariant of Amy: Dearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved.
285 Iseice
286 JipGiving, hospitable
287 Louisglorious war hero
288 KimYahweh focuses on
289 Meikeshapely clean
290 MauritsMoor, inhabitant of Mauritania
291 JessieYahweh is
292 Melleassembly, place dish
293 WesleyFrom the west meadow. John and Charles Wesley were the founders of Methodism.
294 Lenalion, hard
295 KickThe horned
296 Pleunbelonging to Apollo
297 ThirzaPleasantness; acceptance; delightful.
298 MaximThe largest
299 Aniekpardon or comely
300 MichaelThe name Michael is usually used for males and can be changed to Michèle, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle for female or even Mychal for either male or female. Michael is a Hebrew name meaning "Who is like God?". In English, it is shortened as Mike, Mikey, Mickey or Mick.
301 DanishaMy judge is God
302 FabianDerived from the Roman clan name Fabius; a name given several Roman emperors and 16 saints.
303 LiselotteCombination name of Elizabeth (I swear to God) and Charlotte (guy / man / free man)
304 Felixhappy
305 GielHebrew for "Who is like God"
306 MeganOne who is strong and mighty.
307 GiovanniYahweh is gracious
308 AzraPure
309 Jimmyson of Demeter
310 MayaMother
311 AlyssaNoble
312 Lennlion, hard
313 Bregjebeautifully by noble behavior
314 Woutruler of the army
315 LiviaLife. Ancient Roman name. Abbreviation of Olivia.
316 AronVariant of Aaron: Lofty; exalted; high mountain.
317 Leonlion
318 MelissaBee
319 SebastiaanMajestic
320 Shanaya
321 Jailey
322 SjoerdVictory
323 Liannejuvenile or dedicated to Jupiter
324 MarkMark is popularly used as a male given name in English language or many European countries. Originally, it was from old Latin "Mart-kos" meaning "consecrated to the god Mars", "God of war" or "to be warlike". This name Mark is formed from Marcus. The author of the second Gospel in the New Testament was Saint Mark, He is the patron saint of Venice.
325 LucyVariant of Lucia: Graceful light. Illumination.
326 EliasYahweh is (my) God
327 Maaikeshapely clean
328 Joostnickname for the Devil
329 MaartenThe little warrior
330 MaartjeThe little warrior
331 MiaMy. Also a variant of Maria: Wished for child; rebellion.
332 SanderProtector of men
333 Willemijnwith the will as strong as a helmet
334 YouriBoer
335 SiennaReddish Brown
336 AlexAbbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.
337 StaceyResurrection
338 Jeltevalue, payment, retribution, sacrifice
339 JonasDove. Variant of Hebrew Jonah.
340 FemShortened form of Eufemia or feminine form of Femme (Friesland).
341 SamiExalted
342 AnnabelGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
343 AshleyLives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.
344 DaveyVariant of David 'beloved.'.
345 Jaricoming from or resident of Adria
346 LailaNightfall.
347 RosanneRose / bush
348 RafOccurs in southern Netherlands.
349 SuzanneLily
350 Stormimpetuous movement, storm, violent attack
351 VictorVictor
352 Aïsha
353 Cheyennecapital of Wyoming
354 ViggoBattle, War-like
355 Diedeprotector of the people
356 Christiananointed
357 JamesJames is an English language name for boys. It came from the Old French variation of the late Latin name 'Iacomus'. In Hebrew it is Yaʻaqov (Jacob) meaning supplanter. James is a common name in many countries like the United States, Northern Ireland, Australia, Wales, England, etc.
358 EefjeWild boar, variant of "Aaf" (supernatural being) or the life-giving
359 KevinKevin is a male name of Gealic/Irish origin. On of the earliest people who carried the name was Saint Kevin, although it is not a biblical name.Kevin in Irish is: Caoimhghín. Caoimhghín comes from the Irish caomh which means: "kind, honest, handsome".
360 Elif
361 BradleyBroad clearing in the wood. From a surname and place name based on the Old English words for broad clearing and broad wood. Famous Bearer: Movie star Brad (Bradley) Pitt.
362 EmilieGentle, friendly, contestant
363 Duuk
364 EvelienThe life giving
365 Felicehappy
366 IanYahweh is gracious
367 Ravisun
368 Phileine
369 Senn
370 ChelseaSeaport. Place name; a London district.
371 Tibbepeople
372 ElenaShining light, or bright one. A variant of the Greek Helen.
373 Gwenwhite, white
374 XanderProtector of men
375 Romaysa
376 Bjornbear
377 HuubBright mind
378 ZeynepArabic name, derived from the plant named Zaynab.
379 Esthera star
380 JornFarmer
381 JanneGod is gracious
382 Miloshapely, clean
383 JunaThe
384 Wouterruler of the army
385 Mareshapely, clean
386 SennaThe Senna Plant
387 MetteMighty warrior
388 SethAnointed; compensation. Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve. Eve considered him to be a replacement for her dead son, Abel.
389 Annemijncharming, gracious
390 Christiaananointed
391 Jacobhe heel grip
392 DominiqueOf the Lord. From the Latin Dominic. This French spelling is used primarily for girls.
393 Jadeycostly
394 KenjiIntelligent second son; strong and vigorous.
395 Jaydacostly
396 BerendBrave as a bear.
397 KaylinVariant of Kay and Kayla. Keeper of the keys; pure.
398 DaveDiminutive of David: Beloved or friend, adopted from the Hebrew. David was a common name of Scottish kings in the Middle Ages.
399 Lenthe
400 JochemYahweh focuses on

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