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SAMUEL   m   English, French, Biblical
Pronounced: SAM-yoo-el, SAM-yool
        From the Hebrew name Shemu'el which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". Samuel was the last of the ruling judges in the Old Testament.
Variants: - Samuele, m Italian / Samuil, Samoyla, m Russian / Samuli m Finnish / Sámuel m Hungarian | Nicknames: Sam, m,f / Sammy(ie), m,f / Samu, Sami, m - Hungarian
SARAH   f   English, French, Biblical
Pronounced: SER-a
        From a word meaning "lady" or "princess" (Hebrew). This was the name of the wife of Abraham in the Old Testament. She became the mother of Isaac at the age of 90.
Variants: - Sariah, Sarra, Saranna,-English Combination of Sarah and Anna / Sarahjeanne-Modern English Combination of Sarah and Jeanne / Saara-Finnish / Sára-Hungarian / Sara-Muslim, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portugese | Nicknames: Sac, Sally, Sadie, Sarina, Zsa-Zsa-English, French / Sarita-Spanish / Sassa-Swedish / Sarika-Hungarian
SARAI   f   Biblical
Pronounced: SAH-rie
        From the word, "contentious" (Hebrew). This was the name of Sarah in the Old Testament before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
Variants: - Sarah-English, French | Nicknames: Unknown
SIBYL   f   English
Pronounced: SIB-ul
        From the Greek Sibylla, meaning "prophetess, sibyl". In Greek legend the sibyls (who were named for Sibyl, the first of their kind) were ten female prophets who worshipped the god Apollo.
Variants: - Sybil-English / Sibylla, Sybilla-Greek, German, Swedish / Sibylle, Sybille-German, French / Nicknames: none known
STANLEY   m   English
Pronounced: STAN-lee
        From a surname meaning "stone clearing" in Old English.
Variants: - Stanislaw-Polish / Stanislas-Latinized form / Stanislav-Czech, Russian / Feminine forms: Stanislava-Czech, Russian / Stanislawa-Polish / Nicknames: Stan
STELLA   f   English
Pronounced: STEL-a
        A medieval (Latin) name meaning "star", derived from the Latin title of Mary stella maris, meaning "star of the sea". This name was used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'.
Variants: - Stela-Romanian / Nicknames: Unknown
STEPHEN   m   English, Biblical
Pronounced: STEEV-en, STEF-en, STEF-on
        From the Greek name Stephanos which means "crown". Saint Stephen was an early Christian martyr who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. Another Saint Stephen is the patron saint of Hungary, the first Christian king of that country (10th century). As well, this was the name of kings of England, Serbia, and Poland and ten popes. More recently it is borne by the British physicist Stephen Hawking and the American author Stephen King.
Variants: - Steven-English / Stephanos-Greek / Stéphane-French / Stephan-German / Stepan-Czech, Russian | Nicknames: Steve, Stevereno (just kidding), Stevie, Steph
STEVEN   m   English
Pronounced: STEEV-en, STEF-en
        From the Greek name Stephanos which means "crown". Saint Stephen was an early Christian martyr who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. Another Saint Stephen is the patron saint of Hungary, the first Christian king of that country (10th century). As well, this was the name of kings of England, Serbia, and Poland and ten popes. More recently it is borne by the British physicist Stephen Hawking and the American author Stephen King.
Variants: - Steven-English / Stephanos-Greek / Stéphane-French / Stephan-German / Stepan-Czech, Russian | Nicknames: Steve, Stevie, Steph

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