Sappho is an Ancient Greek female name possibly related to Greek sappheiros meaning “sapphire” either derived from a Semitic source or possibly from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning “dark-colored stone” or more literally “dear to Saturn”. The name is famously associated with a 7th century Greek poetess and as a symbol of female homosexuality. Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit    


Salathiel is the Greek form of Hebrew Shealtiel meaning “I have asked of God” or “I have asked God”. Nicknames: Sal Origin: Hebrew Variants: Shealtiel (Hebrew) She’alti’el (Biblical Hebrew) Salathihel (Biblical Latin)  


Solilja is an Icelandic female name meaning “sun lily” composed from Old Norse elements sol (sun) and lilja (lily). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sólilja Sóllilja  


Sal is often used as a nickname for names beginning with Sal such as Salvatore (Italian) or Salvador (Spanish) which both come from Latin salvator meaning “savior” derived from PIE root word *solh₂- (whole); or Sally, originally an English diminutive of Sarah meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” derived from Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew  


Shinji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: shin 真 “true; reality; genuine” + ji 二 “two”; shin 信 “truth; trust; faith” + ji 二 “two”; shin 信 “truth; trust; faith” + ji 治 “reign; govern; administrate; regulate” ( 信治); shin 真 “true; reality; genuine” + ji 治 “reign; govern; administrate; regulate” (真治); shin 伸 “lengthen; increase; expand” + ji 志 “purpose; will; resolve; determination” (伸志); shin 伸 “lengthen;…


Seulgi is a Korean unisex name meaning “wisdom, intelligence”. Origin: Korean Variants: Seul-ki Seul-gi Sul-ki   Seulgi 슬기 (Korean hangul)  


Sibella is a variant form of Sibyl meaning “sybil” which originally referred to female oracles or prophetesses who were sent visions by the gods in Greek and Roman legend. The name comes from Ancient Greek sibulla. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Sibyl (English) Sybil (English) Sybella (English) Cybill (English) Cybil (English) Sibylle (French, German) Sybille (French, German) Sibylla (Greek,…


Sparrow is the name of a bird. The name comes from Old English spearwa derived from PIE *spḗr (sparrow). It’s also an English surname which originated as a nickname for someone who resembled a sparrow either in looks or personality. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  


Shoya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: sho 祥 (auspicious, happiness, blessed, good fortune) + ya 也 (to be); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 哉 (how, what, alas, question mark); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 也 (to be); sho 将 (leader, commander, general) + ya 也 (to be); sho 星 (star) + ya 也 (to be); sho 翔 (soar, fly) + ya 夜 (night, evening); sho 勝 (victory, win, excel, prevail)…


Shahrazad is a Persian female name meaning “free city” or “freer of city” from Persian elements shahr (city) and azad (free). I’ve also seen azad meaning “noble” so the name would suggest someone born from a noble lineage, but I’m not too clear of the etymology behind that. Shahrazad is the name of a storyteller in the 1001 Nights,…


Shahryar is a Persian male name meaning “lord of the city” and by extension “lord, king, sovereign”, composed from Persian elements shahr (city) and yar (strength, power). It’s the name of the king in 1001 Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern tales with roots to medieval Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek, Indian, and Jewish sources. In the tales, he finds out…


Sulgenius is the name of one of Britain’s legendary kings and who features in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain written around 1136, a fictitious account of the history of the kings of Britain beginning with the Trojans and ending with the death of King Arthur. Sulgenius seems to be a Latinized form of Sulien,…


Samantha is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Most sites I’ve been to have listed it as being a feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard” or “name of God”; or it could be a combination of Samuel and Anthea, which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “blossom”. It’s also possible that…


Shun is a Japanese unisex name (though it seems to be very popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: “sagacious; genius, excellence” (俊); “high; steep” (峻); “spring, springtime” (春); “true, truth; real” (洵); “type of morning glory; rose of Sharon” (舜) *this kanji seems to be used only for…


Simeon is a male name meaning “he who hears” or “he has heard” derived from Hebrew shama (to hear, listen). It was the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah, given to his mother because she believed God had heard her say that she was not as favored by her husband as her sister Rachel. It’s also a variant of Simon,…


Selene (pr. se-lee-nee or sel-een in English) is the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology, the sister of Helios and Eos, goddess of the dawn. Much like Helios, she also drove a chariot across the sky every night. Selene fell in love with a mortal named Endymion who is often depicted as a shepherd though other versions portray him as a prince or king….


Sophronia is the feminine form of Sophronius, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Sophronios meaning “self-controlled, sensible, prudent” from Greek sophron (sane, moderate, prudent) from sôs (safe, sound, whole) combined with phrḗn (heart, mind) from PIE *bhren (soul, mind). Nicknames: Frona/Phrona, Sophy, Roni/Ronnie, Ro Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sophrona   Male forms: Sophronius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Sophronios (Ancient Greek) Sophron (Ancient Greek)  


Safia is a variant spelling of Safiyyah (صفية‎)‎, an Arabic female name meaning “pure”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Safiyyah (Arabic) Safiya (Arabic) Safiyah (Arabic) Safiyya (Arabic) Safya (Arabic) Safeeya (Arabic) Safiye (Turkish)   Male forms: Safi (Arabic)  


Saskia is a Dutch female name meaning “Saxon”, derived from Germanic element sahs (Saxon), the Saxons being a Germanic tribe. Their name may have originated from the name of a type of dagger they used, from Middle English sax from Old English seax meaning “dagger” or “knife” from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger, knife) derived from PIE root word *sek- (to cut). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Saxa (Ancient…


Saya is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings  depending on the kanji used such as: “sand + question mark” (沙耶); “sheath, scabbard” (鞘)- it’s a Japanese term referring to a sheath/scabbard for a sword; “little; small + night; evening”; “early; fast + dart; arrow” (早矢); “gauze; gossamer + design; figured cloth; twill”…