Hasani's Awesome Book of Names was originally an ever-expanding set of 3-ring binders in which I collected names, along with their origin, meaning, and variations. The Book has now become a database, but I still refer to it as my "Book of Names". ;-)
Back when there were less than 5000 names, I would print out the database for people. Today, in 2006, the Awesome Book of Names is bulging with over 35,000 entries. It's waaaay to big to print out and mail, but I'm always willing to help with a dance name by doing a search.
Search by country or language - you can choose more than one!
Search by meaning:
Give me some keywords to search, but the simpler, the better!
Your email address (to send the search results):
If your browser won't handle forms, you can email your name search request to email@example.com.
If your browser won't handle forms, you can email your name search request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|When all else fails....|
Multilingual Dictionary Translate for Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Ectaco Multi-Language Dictionary Enter a word and get instant translation into 30 languages. Cool, huh?
|Here's a fabulous little online translation page:
See the translation in text and hear it in audio, too!
For English speakers, this site offers
| Or try this online translator! Sometimes dancers ask me for a name that...well....just isn't the sort of thing parents tend to name their newborns. ;-) Words that mean things like "temptress", "poison", or "awkward" are more likely to be found in a foreign-language dictionary than in a compendium of first names. Go ahead and try it! You'll get your results right away in a new window, and this is a separate search from the rest of the page.
This translator is not transliterative - if you ask for an Arabic word, your results will be in Arabic script.
Close the translator window to return here.
OMG, check this out: Just about any language to any other language online word translator|
Arabic transliteration tool (Script to Romanized and vice versa)
Arabic script to phonetic equivalent
English to Abenaki (Native American, New England) Scroll down and choose a dictionary category to browse
English to Afrikaans Online word translator
English to Albanian Online word translator
Algerian to English Limited vocabulary. Translate by doing a browser search for an English word
English to Apache Just a handful of translated words listed in this Apache pronunciation guide
English to Arabic Scroll alphabetically thru English words & phrases for Arabic transliterations
English to Arabic (phonetic translation)
English - Armenian - Russian online dictionary
English - Azeri online word translator
English to Basque, Basque to English Online word translator
English to Basque A short word list
English to Belarusan Transliterative, shows pronunciation
English to Bengali Online word translator (transliterative)
English to Berber Page is in French. Type in your English word and hit "Enter" on your keyboard. Very limited dictionary English to Breton Online word translator
English to Catalan Enter your word in the "Search Dictionaries" box and hit "enter"
English to Chechen Online word translator
English to Cherokee Online word translator. Results in both Cherokee and phonetic Cherokee
English to Cherokee Limited dictionary with phonetic Cherokee pronunciation
English to Cheyenne Online word translator. Your results will appear in a new frame below - scroll down past the ads in the bottom frame to find your results!
English to Chinese Results in Chinese characters. Enter your word, chose "output as GB Image" and hit "enter"
English to Chinese Results displayed in both pinyin and Chinese characters
English to Czech Enter your English word, make sure the drop-down box says "EN>>CZ" and go!
Danish to English, English to Danish Online word translator
Dutch to English, English to Dutch Online word translator
English to Dutch Children's picture dictionary with limited vocabulary. Choose initial letter and do a page search for your word
Elvish to English Not searchable by English word, but browse the dictionary for words from Tolkein's Quenya and Sindarin languages
English to Eskimo Limited vocabulary - scroll alphabetically thru the dictionary for your English word
English to Esperanto Enter your English word where it asks for a keyword, and hit Enter on your keyboard
English to Farsi/Persian Online word translator (transliterative), audio clips to hear Persian pronunciation!
English to Estonian Online word translator
English to Finnish Online word translator
Finnish to English, English to Finnish Online word translator
English to French, French to English Online word translator
English to French Childrens' picture dictionary with word translations
English to Greek Childrens' picture dictionary with word translations
English to Greek Online translation includes romanized transliteration
English to Hausa English-Hausa-German online word translator
English to Hausa Results in English, German and Boko
English to Hawaiian Scroll down to online word translator
English to Hawaiian Page is in Hawaiian. Enter your word in the search box and hit the biutton that says "e huli"
Engligh to Hindi Online word translator for Hindi and related dialects
English to Hungarian, Hungarian to English Online word translator
English to Icelandic A limited glossary of specialized terms
English to Indonesian, Indonesian to English Online word translator - transliterative!
English to Irish Enter your English word in the first serach box and hit "Focal Bearla"
English to Italian, Italian to English Online word translator
English to Italian Childrens' picture dictionary with word translations
English to Japanese, Japanese to English Online word translator - transliterative!
English to Japanese Children's picture dictionary with romanized translations. Limited vocabulary. Choose initial letter and do a page search for your word
Klingon to English Klingon phrasebook. Do a page search for your English word and see if anything comes up
Klingon to English More Klingon words and translations. Do a page search for your English word, or just scroll through and browse
English to Kurdish Choose first letter of your English word, and scroll through the list to see if your word is there. Limited vocabulary
English to Latin, Latin to English Online word translator
English to Lithuanian Online word translator. Page is in Lithuanian - just enter your English word and hit the button that says "Išversti"
Malay to English Not searchable by English word, but browse the Malay dictionary by letter in the left-hand frame
English to Maltese Limited vocabulary. Scroll thru dictionary to find your word
English to Maori Online word translator
English to Maori, Maori to English Also gives your translated word in a sentence, in both English and Maori. Cool!
English to Mohawk The audio files don't seem to be working, but you can browse the glossary by letter for word translations. Transliterative!
English to Norwegian Online word translator. Gives the Spanish translation, too
English to Norwegian, Norwegian to English Online word translator
English to Ojibwe A little tricky - the online translator likes sentence strings better than words! I got no results for "mouse", but "I see a mouse" brought up the Ojibwe word for "a mouse". Sometimes it will complain if you don't give it a verb in the string, but it will usually still pull up the adjective and/or noun anyway.
English to Philippine/Tagalog Online word translator - includes translations for related dialects
English to Polish Browse the dictionary by letter for your English word
English to Portuguese, Portuguese to English Online word translator
English to Portuguese Children's picture dictionary with word translations, limited vocabulary.
English to Punjabi Online word translator. Transliterative!
English to Romanian Online word translators - conjugates verbs, too.
Romany to English Very limited glossary. Translate by doing a browser search for your English word
Romany to English Not searchable by English word, but browse by Rom letter
Romany to English Limited Romany glossary. Do a page search for your English word...or just scroll through. It's a short list. ;-)
Romany to English Another Romany glossary, but bigger. Do a page search for your English word
English to Romulan A very limited alphabetical glossary. If your word doesn't relate to Star Trek, you won't find it here ;-)
Samoan to English Not searchable by English word, but scroll down to "Samoan and English Dictionary" to browse Samoan words and translations
English to Scottish Gaelic Choose "Beurla" from the drop-down box, enter your English word and hit the "Lorg" button
English to Seneca Scroll down to "Dictionary" and enter your word in the "Search English" box. Transliterative!
English to Seneca Browse dictionary by English letter. Results in Romanized text, click audio file to hear pronunciation
English to Serbian Online word translator
English to Slovak Don't enter your word in the Google box - scroll down til you find the drop-down box labeled Slovnik, choose "angliko-slovensky". Enter your word here and hit the "Potvrdit" button
English to Somali, Somali to English Search by English word, or browse Somali dictionary by letter
English to Somali Limited alphabetical dictionary - no automatic translator
English to Spanish, Spanish to English Online word translator
English to Spanish Childrens' picture dictionary with word translations
English to Swahili The online word translator is in the frame at the top of the page, "The Kamusi Project". People tend to miss it. The results then have options to further refine the definition.
English to Swahili, Swahili to English Online word translator
English to Swedish, Swedish to English Online word translator
English to Sewdish Children's picture dictionary with word translations
English to Tagalog (Phillipine) Enter your word in the search box, choose "English" from the drop-down box and go! Results in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Hiligaynon
English to Turkmen Small alphabetical glossary
English to Ukranian Has both Cyrillic translation AND transliterative pronunciation
English to Urdu Scroll down to "Quick Look-Up". Transliterative
English to Uyghur Click on the "English" radio button, type in your English word and go for it!
English to Uyghur Transliterative! The word translator behaves strangely. If you ask it to translate "boy" from English to Uyghur, it will also give you every Uyghur word that contains "boy" in it somewhere. You might have better luck browsing the dictionary on the right-hand side of the page.
English to Urdu Online word translator, results in Urdu script and romanized text. Transliterative!
Vulcan to English Very limited Vulcan word list
English to Welsh, Welsh to English Online word translator
English to Xhosa Kinda tricky with adjectives - it likes phrases better than words. "Beautiful", an adjective, got no results. "Beautiful woman" brought up both the adjective and the noun. To determine which Xhosa word was the adjective ("beautiful" in this case), I searched for "shy woman" and noted which Xhosa word was different.
English to Yiddish Online word translator. Results in both romanized text and Hebrew script