Names That Mean Glorious

  1. Laszlo
    • Origin:

      Hungarian
    • Meaning:

      "glorious ruler"
    • Description:

      The Hungarian classic Laszlo, with its zippy 'z' middle and energetic 'o' ending, has become something of a hipster option, beginning to be considered by cutting-edge parents.
  2. Bertha
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "bright, glorious"
    • Description:

      Ever since the enormous German cannon was dubbed by Allied soldiers "Big Bertha" in World War I, this name hasn't worked for a sweet little baby girl. But this was not always so. Hard as it might be to imagine now, Bertha was a Top 100 name until the 1930s, and in the 1880s was the seventh most popular name in the land--the equal of Joseph.
  3. Keilani
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "heaven, sky, glorious chief"
    • Description:

      Keilani is among the fastest rising girls' names in some US states, a once-unusual name perhaps popularized by its similarity to both Leilani and Kayla. Its rhythmic appeal cannot be denied.
  4. Yaroslav
    • Origin:

      Russian
    • Meaning:

      "fierce and glorious"
    • Description:

      The Russian form of an ancient Slavic name, which belonged to several Grand Princes of Kyiv and Novgorod, including Yaroslav I "the Wise". A city and region called Yaroslavl in Western Russia are named in his honor.
  5. Bartram
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "glorious raven"
    • Description:

      The raven was a holy bird in Norse mythology, giving this choice some resonance beyond other Bart variations.
  6. Androcles
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "glorious man"
    • Description:

      Mythological name with a fabulous meaning. Sure it's weighty, but so is Aphrodite; Andy is an easy nickname choice to make this name more wearable in the classroom.
  7. Nilla
    • Origin:

      African
    • Meaning:

      "glorious"
    • Description:

      Something slightly negative about that Nil beginning; more positive similar names would be Lilla or Willa, Lucilla or Priscilla. Nilla may also be a short form of the Scandinavian Gunilla.
  8. Yarik
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Yaroslav, Russian
    • Meaning:

      "fierce and glorious"
    • Description:

      This Yaroslav nickname is more accessible than its full form for an English-speaking child.
  9. Romuald
    • Origin:

      Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "glorious reign"
    • Description:

      Romuald is an obscure medieval Italian saint’s name which had a surprising run of popularity in France in the 1970s, featuring in the top 100 from 1972-79. It only fell out of the French top 500 in 2005, but is little-known in anglophone countries.
  10. Romari
    • Origin:

      French, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "glorious ruler"
    • Description:

      Rare form of Romaric
  11. Clytie
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "glorious or renowned"
    • Description:

      Clytie was a sea nymph who loved the sun god Helios, who spurned her. She turned into the heliotrope flower.
  12. Vladislav
    • Origin:

      Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "glorious rule"
    • Description:

      In Eastern Europe, more fashionable these days than Vladimir.
  13. Yaroslava
    • Origin:

      Russian
    • Meaning:

      "fierce and glorious"
    • Description:

      The feminine form of Yaroslav, a name which belonged to several Grand Princes of Kyiv and Novgorod, including Yaroslav I "the Wise". A city and region called Yaroslavl in Western Russia are named in his honor.
  14. Cleone
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "glorious"
    • Description:

      An unusual Greek mythological name belonging to a fresh-water nymph, also known as Cleona, Kleone, and Kleona.
  15. Vladik
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Vladislav, Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "glorious rule"
  16. Władysław
    • Origin:

      Polish variation of Vladislav, Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "glorious rule"
  17. Ladislava
    • Origin:

      Czech feminine form of Vladislav
    • Meaning:

      "glorious rule"