The List includes personal names in use in modern European languages, derived from Romance (i.e. Latin, Spanish, French etc.) words or words which were borrowed in the Romance tongues from other sources (mainly Greek and Germanic).
The language and gender variations, the short and pet forms of the names are presented in separate entries.
The mark "f" or "m" after the name stands for feminine or masculine. In brackets after the gender mark are enumerated the languages in which the name form is used. The sign "<" is to be read "derived from" or "from". See also the List of Abbreviations.
The pronunciation of names with unusual to the English speakers spelling, or the different pronunciations in the separate languages of identically written forms, are described by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).