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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-).

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..

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..

Jami Female nameEnglish names Variant of Jamie.

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

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.

Angelina Female nameEnglish names Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).

Avril Female nameEnglish names French form of April.

Bee Female nameEnglish names Short form of Beatrix and other names beginning with B.

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.

Nessa Female nameEnglish names Short form of Vanessa and other names ending in nessa.

Brigitte Female nameGerman names German and French form of Bridget.

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

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.

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

Jale Female nameAzerbaijani names Azerbaijani form of Zhaleh.

Nisha Female nameNepali names निशा Means "night" in Sanskrit.

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

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.

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.

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-).

Babis Male name Greek names Μπάμπης Diminutive of Charalampos.

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.

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

Craig Male name English names From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.

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.

Colt Male name English names From the English word for a young male horse or from the surname of the same origin. It may be given in honour of the American industrialist Samuel Colt (1814-1862) or the firearms company that bears his name.

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.

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

Cash Male name English names From an English occupational surname for a box maker, derived from Norman French casse meaning "case". A famous bearer of the surname was American musician Johnny Cash (1932-2003).

Ed Male name English names Short form of Edward, Edmund, and other names beginning with Ed.

Donald Male name English names From the Gaelic name Domhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common in the rest of the English-speaking world. This is the name of one of Walt Disney's most popular cartoon characters, Donald Duck. It was also borne by Australian cricket player Donald Bradman (1908-2001).

Davis Male name English names From a surname that was derived from the given name David. A famous bearer of the surname was Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), the only president of the Confederate States of America.

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.

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

Duane Male name English names From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of Dubhán".