To mark the upcoming Valentine’s Day, here are some names whose meanings relate to the word “heart.”
Dilshad means “happy heart, cheerful” in Persian.
Kamon means “heart, mind” in Thai.
Maeum means “heart, mind” in Korean. This is a modern, not traditional, name.
Manpaul means “protector of the heart” in Punjabi.
Manprit, or Manpreet, means “near to the heart” or “love of the heart” in Punjabi.
Muretu means “light-hearted” in Estonian.
Obioma means “good heart” in Igbo, a language spoken in Nigeria.
Paidamoyo means “what the heart desired was granted” in Shona, a Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique.
Xinjing can mean “heart of crystal” in Chinese.
Xinyi is a Chinese name composed of the elements xin, which can mean “heart, mind, soul,” and yi, which can mean “harmony, joy.” Many other meanings are also possible.
Yollotzin means “belovèd heart” in Nahuatl.
Akzhurek means “white heart” in Kazakh.
Ardil means “fire heart” in Kurdish.
Avtandil is a Georgian name meaning “sunshine heart,” drawn from Persian. This is the legendary hero of poet Shota Rustaveli’s 12th century epic The Knight in the Panther’s Skin.
Dilawar means “one who has heart” in Persian.
Dilesh means “king of hearts” in Sanskrit.
Fawad is Urdu.
Fuad is Arabic.
Hubert means “bright heart” in Ancient Germanic.
Hugh is an English name, derived from the Germanic element hug, “heart, spirit, mind.” Hugo is a common variant.
Hughard means “brave/hardy heart” in Ancient Germanic.
Hugleikr means “heart play” in Old Norse.
Kordian is a very rare Polish name, derived from the Latin word cordis/cor, “heart.”
Lev is Hebrew.
Obi is Igbo, a language spoken in Nigeria.
Obichukwu means “heart of God” in Igbo.
Obinna means “father’s heart” in Igbo.
Shinpei can mean “calm heart” in Japanese.
Shungudzemwoyo means “yearnings of the heart” in Shona.
Thaddeus is an English and Latin name of contested etymology, with one suggested etymology being that it’s derived from a word meaning “heart.”
Zhanbolat means “brave heart” in Kazakh.
Bihotz is Basque.
Chiiko can mean “thousand-heart child” in Japanese.
Corazón is Spanish.
Cordula is Latin and German.
Delara means “adorning the heart” in Persian.
Dila is Kurdish, Indonesian, and Turkish, derived from Persian.
Dilva means “from the heart” in Kurdish.
Gönül is Turkish.
Gulisa means “little heart” in Georgian.
Kamira can mean “good flower heart” in Japanese.
Kamonchat means “peaceful heart” in Thai.
Karnika means “heart of the lotus” in Sanskrit.
Koharu is a Japanese name composed of the elements ko, which can mean “heart,” and haru, which can mean “spring (the season).” There are also many other possible meanings.
Kokomi can mean “beautiful heart” in Japanese.
Kokone can mean “heart sound” in Japanese.
Kokoro can mean “heart, soul, mind” in Japanese.
Kokoru is a Japanese name composed of the elements koko, which can mean “heart, soul, mind,” and ru, which means “lapis lazuli.”
Konul is Azeri.
Libi means “my heart” in Hebrew.
Shinshin can mean “double heart” in Japanese. This meaning of the kanji shin is mostly feminine. When used as a masculine name, it has a different meaning.
Verticordia means “turner of hearts” in Latin. This was one of Venus’s epithets.
Yolotl is Nahuatl.
Yoloxochitl means “heart flower” in Nahuatl.
Yoltzin means “little heart” in Nahuatl.
Zamira means “heart, honor” in Bashkir.