Welcome to Names Encyclopedia, the place where people contribute to names meaning and even genealogy tracking.

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 accross the globe, 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: Madeloff Beeg Coupland Maquila Klenke Handsome Lowthian Gogoh Caprice Aiga Yap Quaedvlieg Sareedo Babijanovic Lawenda Akhmetov Lennard Chacha Undefined Ouzounian
The most recent searches: Maherzi Arsala Klingen Lebedel Giavasis Bannbers Milojko Alempijevic Mackowska Choyo Belaouchi Nikitchuk Kevorkian Pankala Gigarel Westfold Gons Lewkut Audinet Loya

[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 names 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, mispells, 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.