Names A-Z - names, meanings and origins
28053 names, meanings and origins


Hello, welcome to our site about names, their origin & meaning

On this site you will find 26.000 male and female names for you to search and browse. Every name has its meaning explained, as well as the origin of the name and often a list of related names.
We also provide examples of famous people from the Past and Present, Celebrities, who share particular names. (Just click the name, and you will find more !)

 On our Home side, you may search for a name, or the beginning of a name, - and you may search for a name containing some letters, or matching some letters! With Advanced Search you have the possibility to chose starting your search with origin, or meaning instead. (If you are looking for a special country in Africa, you may also search by 'meaning' and write the particular country/language. If you write Malawi, you will find 30 names, if you write xhosa, you will find 10 names a.s.o. Ethiopia and Egypt have their own links)

Our resident expert is the retired Reverend Øyvind Hartberg. He is a dedicated name guru based in Trondheim and Røros, Norway. He maintains the database, and is constantly adding to it.

And, because of our Norwegian origin, our site provides the largest collection of Scandinavian and Norse names available anywhere. You will find every name used in Norway here - as well as names used all over the world!

We hope our site will both help parents looking for the perfect name for their baby boy or girl - and will also appeal to everyone who has an interest in names and their meaning

Happy name hunting!