Everyone has a name, but most people have a vague idea what their name means. This site is for those who want to discover name meanings, origins, distribution across the globe, genealogy tracking, anagrams, misspells, common name combinations and many other name-related things.
Whenever you think you know more about a name, feel free to share your info with the rest by adding a comment, meaning or any other interesting detail.
Or browse the database by the first letter of the name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Top searched names: Brian Evans Suchocki Dragos Davide Vitelaru Martin Ali Search Mudda Cavalaro Sporn Zozo Thomas Michael John James David Alex Ivan Artem Lee Maria William Daniel Scott Nikita Antonio Carlos Wong
The most recent searches: Janir Pesavento Abeyawardene Skeffers Altan Ranghella Karacheban Haddag Chizue Kohzad Powalla Durdin Soproncu Odaker Teilhard Issmael Bekis Szoblik Onyekwena Otto
News:[15-Aug-2018] The Names Encyclopedia is now translated in Hindi, Italian and Romanian.
[30-Dec-2016] Namespedia is now accessible in Dutch and Polish versions.
[07-Apr-2016] Namespedia has a Spanish version - sample.
[05-Apr-2016] Meanings for Romanian surnames can be accessed on /nume-romanesti
[03-Oct-2015] Origin added for more than 100,000 names.
[10-Sep-2015] The website has a new section: Random name generator
[10-Dec-2014] We added stats about countries from which a name has been visited.
Sometimes this may give you hints about origins of names.
Now you also have some rhymes for each name, in case you want to write poems.
[11-Nov-2013] The site is no longer using MediaWiki.
This decision was taken mainly because of the large number of spammers and the very small number of editors.
With this update, many other names have been added, so the total number now exceeds 1 300 000 unique names.
Also, with each name, when possible, Namespedia has: meaning of name, gender, usage as given name, usage as family name, anagrams, misspells, common names, domain name availability, famous people and faces of people.
Questions? Please check first the FAQ section. If your concern is not covered, use the contact form.