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Each name has its own meaning. Therefore, any person sooner or later comes to the idea, what does his name mean, how does it affect his life, fate, character, relationships with others?

Many names have different meanings depending on their origin and the country where the name is used.

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Meanings of popular female names

Jessica Female nameEnglish names This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play The Merchant of Venice (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name Iscah, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. It reached its peak of popularity in the United States in 1987, and was the top ranked name for girls between 1985 and 1995, excepting 1991 and 1992 (when it was unseated by Ashley). Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).

Jessica Female nameItalian names This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play The Merchant of Venice (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name Iscah, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time. It was not commonly used as a given name until the middle of the 20th century. It reached its peak of popularity in the United States in 1987, and was the top ranked name for girls between 1985 and 1995, excepting 1991 and 1992 (when it was unseated by Ashley). Notable bearers include actresses Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) and Jessica Lange (1949-).

Hye-jin Female nameKorean names 혜진, 慧珍, 惠珍 From Sino-Korean 慧 (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 惠 (hye) meaning "favour, benefit" combined with 珍 (jin) meaning "precious, rare". This name can be formed by a variety of other hanja character combinations as well.

Abigail Female nameEnglish names From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David..

Min-ji Female nameKorean names 민지, 敏智, 敏知 From Sino-Korean 敏 (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or 知 (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.

Zaya Female nameMongolian names Заяа Means "fate, destiny" in Mongolian.

Mio Female nameJapanese names 美桜, 美緒 From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with 桜 (o) meaning "cherry blossom" or 緒 (o) meaning "thread". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.

Eslem Female nameTurkish names Possibly from Arabic أسْلَمَ (aslama) meaning "to submit".

Chae-won Female nameKorean names 채원, 采原, 采元, 彩原, 彩媛 From Sino-Korean 采 (chae) meaning "collect, gather, pluck" or 彩 (chae) meaning "colour" combined with 原 (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning". Other hanja combinations can also form this name.

Sarita Female nameNepali names सरिता Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.

Jami Female nameEnglish names Variant of Jamie.

Ji-yu Female nameKorean names 지유, 智裕 From Sino-Korean 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and 裕 (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.

Aaliyah Female nameEnglish names Feminine form of Aali. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.

Ami Female nameJapanese names 亜美 From Japanese 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" and 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.

Anne Female nameEnglish names French form of Anna. It was imported to England in the 13th century, but it did not become popular until three centuries later. The spelling variant Ann was also commonly found from this period, and is still used to this day..

Diana Female nameRussian names Диана Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.

Liga Female nameLatvian names From the Latvian holiday Līgo, celebrated at the summer solstice.

Eun-ji Female nameKorean names 은지, 恩智, 恩地 From Sino-Korean 恩 (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with 智 (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or 地 (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Sunita Female nameNepali names सुनीता Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.

Honoka Female nameJapanese names 和花, 穂香, ほのか From Japanese 和 (hono) meaning "harmony" (using an obscure nanori reading) and 花 (ka) meaning "flower", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation. Very often it is written using the hiragana writing system.

Meanings of popular male names

Shohei Male name Japanese names 翔平 From Japanese 翔 (shō) meaning "soar, glide" and 平 (hei) meaning "level, even, peaceful", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.

Hanzo Male name Japanese names 半蔵 From Japanese 半 (han) meaning "half" and 蔵 (zō) meaning "to hide". This name was borne by the noted samurai Hattori Hanzou (1542-1596). The name can also be formed from other kanji combinations.

Jiahao Male name Chinese names 家豪 From Chinese 家 (jiā) meaning "home, family" combined with 豪 (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.

Min-su Male name Korean names 민수, 民秀, 旼洙 From Sino-Korean 民 (min) meaning "people, citizens" or 旼 (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with 秀 (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or 洙 (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.

Babis Male name Greek names Μπάμπης Diminutive of Charalampos.

Min-jun Male name Korean names 민준, 敏俊, 旼俊 From Sino-Korean 敏 (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or 旼 (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with 俊 (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". Other hanja combinations are possible.

Jingyi Male name Chinese names 静怡 From Chinese 静 (jìng) meaning "quiet, still, gentle" combined with 怡 (yí) meaning "joy, harmony". Other character combinations are possible as well.

Isagani Male name Filipino names Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the novel El Filibusterismo (1891) by José Rizal.

Brad Male name English names Short form of Bradley, Bradford, and other names beginning with Brad. A famous bearer is American actor Brad Pitt (1963-).

Souta Male name Japanese names 颯太 Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 颯太 (see SŌTA).

Ju-won Male name Korean names 주원, 周元, 周媛 From Sino-Korean 周 (ju) meaning "circumference" combined with 元 (won) meaning "first, origin" or 媛 (won) meaning "beautiful woman". Other hanja character combinations are possible.

Seo-joon Male name Korean names 서준, 瑞俊, 舒俊 Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 서준 (see SEO-JUN).

Alon Male name Filipino names Means "wave" in Tagalog.

Zhihao Male name Chinese names 志豪, 智豪 From Chinese 志 (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or 智 (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with 豪 (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". Many other character combinations are possible.

Xinyi Male name Chinese names 欣怡, 心怡 From Chinese 欣 (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or 心 (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with 怡 (yí) meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.

Caner Male name Turkish names From Turkish can meaning "soul, life" and er meaning "brave man".

Seo-jun Male name Korean names 서준, 瑞俊, 舒俊 From Sino-Korean 瑞 (seo) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" or 舒 (seo) meaning "open up, unfold, comfortable, easy" combined with 俊 (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.

Gena Male name Russian names Гена Diminutive of Gennadiy.

Sho Male name Japanese names 翔, 奨 Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 翔 or 奨 (see SHŌ).

Nobu Male name Japanese names 信, 延 From Japanese 信 (nobu) meaning "trust", 延 (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.

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