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BOULOS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بولس (see BULUS).
BOUTROS m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).
BOYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJAN.
BOYANA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJANA.
BOYCE m English
From a surname that was derived from Old French bois "wood".
BOYD m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was possibly derived from the name of the island of Bute.
BOYKA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of BOYKO.
BOYKO m Bulgarian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning "battle".
BOŽA m Serbian
Diminutive of BOŽIDAR.
BOŽENA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BOŻENA f Polish
Polish cognate of BOŽENA.
BOZHENA f Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
BOZHIDAR m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHIDARA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHO m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽO.
BOŽICA f Croatian
Diminutive of BOŽENA. It also means "goddess" in Croatian.
BOŽIDAR m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Sorbian
Means "divine gift" from the Slavic elements bozy "divine" and daru "gift". It is a Slavic translation of Theodore.
BOŽIDARKA f Serbian
Feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BOŽO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Originally a diminutive of BOŽIDAR and other names beginning with the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BÖZSI f Hungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
BOŻYDAR m Polish
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
BRAAM m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ABRAHAM.
BRACHA f Hebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.
BRAD m English
Short form of BRADLEY, BRADFORD, and other names beginning with Brad. A famous bearer is American actor Brad Pitt (1963-).
BRÁDACH m Irish
Possibly derived from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".
BRADAMANTE f Literature
Used by Matteo Maria Boiardo for a female knight in his epic poem Orlando Innamorato (1483). He possibly intended it to derive from Italian brado "wild, untamed, natural" and amante "loving" or perhaps Latin amantis "lover, sweetheart, mistress", referring to her love for the Saracen Ruggiero. Bradamante also appears in Ludovico Ariosto's poem Orlando Furioso (1532) and Handel's opera Alcina (1735).
BRADÁN m Ancient Irish
Means "salmon" in Irish.
BRADEN m English, Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Bradáin meaning "descendant of BRADÁN".
BRADFORD m English
From a surname that originally came from a place name that meant "broad ford" in Old English.
BRADLEY m English
From a surname that originally came from a place name meaning "broad clearing" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the World War II American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
BRADY m English, Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of BRÁDACH".
BRAELYN f English (Modern)
A recently created name, formed using the popular name suffix lyn.
BRAGE m Norse Mythology, Norwegian
Modern Scandinavian form of BRAGI.
BRAGI m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
From Old Norse bragr meaning "first, foremost" or "poetry". In Norse mythology Bragi is the god of poetry and the husband of Iðunn.
BRAHIM m Arabic (Maghrebi)
North African short form of IBRAHIM.
BRAHMA m Hinduism
Means "growth, expansion, creation" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Brahma is the creator and director of the universe, the balance between the opposing forces of Vishnu and Shiva. He is often depicted with four heads and four arms.
BRAIDY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of BRADY.
BRAIS m Galician
Galician form of BLAISE.
BRAITH m English (Australian)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Welsh brith, braith meaning "speckled".
BRAJAN m Polish (Modern)
Polish form of BRIAN.
BRAM m English, Dutch
Short form of ABRAHAM. This name was borne by Bram Stoker (1847-1912), the Irish author who wrote Dracula.
BRAN (1) m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "raven" in Irish. In Irish legend Bran was a mariner who was involved in several adventures.
BRAN (2) m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "raven" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Bran the Blessed (called also Bendigeid Vran) was the son of the god Llyr. Later Welsh legends describe him as a king of Britain who was killed attacking Ireland.
BRANCA f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BLANCHE.
BRAND m English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of BRANT.
BRANDA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of BRANDY or a feminine form of BRAND.
BRANDE f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDEE f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDEN m English
Variant of BRANDON.
BRANDI f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDIE f English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDO m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element brand meaning "sword".
BRANDON m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" in Old English. It is sometimes also used as a variant of BRENDAN.
BRANDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
BRANDT m English
From a surname, a variant of BRANT.
BRÂNDUȘA f Romanian
Means "crocus" in Romanian.
BRANDY f English
From the English word brandy for the alcoholic drink. It is ultimately from Dutch brandewijn "burnt wine". It has been in use as a given name since the 1960s.
BRANIMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
BRANISLAV m Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of BRONISŁAW in several languages.
BRAŇKA f Slovak
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
BRANKA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of BRANKO.
BRANKICA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
BRANNON m English
From an Irish surname derived from Mac Branain, which means "descendant of BRAN (1)".
BRANSON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that meant "son of BRANDR".
BRANT m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name BRANDR. This is also the name for a variety of wild geese.
BRANTLEY m English (Modern)
From a surname, an Americanized form of the German surname Brändle, ultimately from Old High German brant "fire".
BRANWEN f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh brân "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch.
BRÁS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
BRATISLAV m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slava "glory".
BRATISLAVA f Serbian
Feminine form of BRATISLAV. This is the name of the capital city of Slovakia, though it is unrelated.
BRATOMIL m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIŁ.
BRATOSLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
BRATUMIŁ m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and milu "gracious, dear".
BRAVA f Esperanto
Means "valiant, brave" in Esperanto.
BRAXTON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Bracca's town" in Old English.
BRAYAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of BRIAN.
BRAYLON m English (Modern)
An invented name, using the same sounds found in names such as Braden and Jalen.
BRÉANAINN m Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
BREANDÁN m Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRENDAN.
BREANN f English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BREANNA f English
Variant of BRIANA.
BREANNE f English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BRECHT m Dutch
Short form of names containing brecht, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BRECHTJE f Dutch
Feminine form of BRECHT.
BREDA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BREDA (2) f Slovene
Meaning unknown. It was used by the Slovene author Ivan Pregelj for the title character in his novel Mlada Breda (1913).
BREE f English
Anglicized form of BRÍGH. It can also be a short form of BRIANNA, GABRIELLA or other names containing bri.
BREESHEY f Manx
Manx form of BRIDGET.
BREINDEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Means "brunette" in Yiddish.
BREIXO m Galician
Galician form of VERÍSSIMO.
BRENDA f English
Possibly a feminine form of the Old Norse name Brandr, meaning "sword", which was brought to Britain in the Middle Ages. This name is sometimes used as a feminine form of BRENDAN.
BRENDAN m Irish, English, Breton
From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn, which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.
BRENDANUS m Irish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Bréanainn (see BRENDAN).
BRENDEN m English
Variant of BRENDAN.
BRENDON m English
Variant of BRENDAN.
BRENNA f English
Possibly a variant of BRENDA or a feminine form of BRENNAN.
BRENNAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname derived from Ó Braonáin meaning "descendant of Braonán". Braonán is a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop" (with a diminutive suffix).
BRENNUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Celtic name (or title) that possibly meant either "king, prince" or "raven". Brennus was a Gallic leader of the 4th century BC who attacked and sacked Rome.
BRENO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRENNUS.
BRENT m English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, perhaps derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
BRENTON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name meaning "Bryni's town". Bryni was Old English name meaning "fire".
BRET m English
Variant of BRETT.
BŘETISLAV m Czech
Possibly from Czech brečet "cry, weep" combined with the Slavic element slava "glory".
BRETT m & f English
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).
BRIA f English
Short form of BRIANNA, GABRIELLA or other names containing bri.
BRIALLEN f Welsh
Derived from Welsh briallu meaning "primrose". This is a modern Welsh name.
BRIAN m English, Irish, Ancient Irish
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.
BRIANA f English
Feminine form of BRIAN. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene (1590). The name was not commonly used until the 1970s, when it rapidly became popular in the United States.
BRIANNA f English
Variant of BRIANA.
BRIANNE f English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BRIAR m & f English (Modern)
From the English word for the thorny plant.
BRICE m French, English
From the name Bricius, which was probably a Latinized form of a Gaulish name meaning "speckled". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Martin of Tours.
BRICIUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latin form of BRICE, probably ultimately of Gaulish origin.
BRÍD f Irish
Modern form of BRIGHID.
BRIDE f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BRIDGER m English (Modern)
From an English surname that originally indicated a person who lived near or worked on a bridge.
BRIDGET f Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Irish name Brighid meaning "exalted one". In Irish mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire, poetry and wisdom, the daughter of the god Dagda. In the 5th century it was borne by Saint Brigid, the founder of a monastery at Kildare and a patron saint of Ireland. Because of the saint, the name was considered sacred in Ireland, and it did not come into general use there until the 17th century. In the form Birgitta this name has been common in Scandinavia, made popular by the 14th-century Saint Birgitta of Sweden, patron saint of Europe.
BRIDIE f Irish
Anglicized diminutive of BRÍD.
BRIELLE f English (Modern)
Short form of GABRIELLE. This is also the name of towns in the Netherlands and New Jersey, though their names derive from a different source.
BRÍGH f Irish
Derived from Irish brígh meaning "power, high".
BRIGHAM m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "bridge settlement" in Old English.
BRIGID f Irish, Irish Mythology
Irish variant of Brighid (see BRIDGET).
BRÍGIDA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGIDA f Italian
Italian form of BRIDGET.
BRIGIT f Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITA f Slovene, Croatian, Latvian, Czech, Slovak
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
BRIGITTA f German, Dutch, Hungarian
German, Dutch and Hungarian form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITTE f German, French
German and French form of BRIDGET.
BRIJESHA m Hinduism
Means "ruler of Brij" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, Brij being a region associated with him.
BRIN m Slovene
Means "juniper" in Slovene.
BRINA f Slovene
Feminine form of BRIN.
BRINLEY f English (Modern)
From an English surname that was taken from the name of a town meaning "burned clearing" in Old English.
BRION m English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRISCOE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "birch wood" in Old Norse.
BRISEIDA f Literature
Form of BRISEIS used in medieval tales about the Trojan War.
BRISEIS f Greek Mythology
Patronymic derived from Βρισεύς (Briseus), a Greek name of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology Briseis (real name Hippodameia) was the daughter of Briseus. She was captured during the Trojan War by Achilles. After Agamemnon took her away from him, Achilles refused to fight in the war.
BRISTOL f English (Modern)
From the name of the city in southwest England that means "the site of the bridge".
BRIT f Norwegian
Norwegian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITANNIA f English (Rare)
From the Latin name of the island of Britain, in occasional use as an English given name since the 18th century. This is also the name of the Roman female personification of Britain pictured on some British coins.
BRITT f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITTA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITTANY f English
From the name of the region in the northwest of France, called in French Bretagne. It was named for the Britons who settled there after the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons.... [more]
BRITTON m English
Derived from a Middle English surname meaning "a Briton" (a Celt of England) or "a Breton" (an inhabitant of Brittany).
BROCK m English
From a surname that was derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger".
BRODY m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It probably means "ditch, mire" in Gaelic.
BROEN m Limburgish
Limburgish form of BRUNO.
BROGAN m & f Irish
Derived from Gaelic bróg "shoe" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.
BRON f Welsh
Short form of BRONWEN.
BRÓNACH f Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic brón meaning "sorrow". Saint Brónach was a 6th-century mystic from Ireland.
BRONAGH f Irish
Anglicized form of BRÓNACH.
BRONISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISLAVA f Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements borna "protection" and slava "glory". A famous Polish anthropologist, Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942), has borne this name.
BRONISŁAWA f Polish
Feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISLOVAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONTE m & f English (Rare)
From a surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Proinntigh meaning "descendant of Proinnteach". The given name Proinnteach meant "bestower" in Gaelic. The Brontë sisters - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne - were 19th-century English novelists. Their father changed the spelling of the family surname from Brunty to Brontë, possibly to make it coincide with Greek βροντή meaning "thunder".
BRONTES m Greek Mythology
Means "thunderer" in Greek. In Greek mythology (according to Hesiod), this was the name of one of the three Cyclopes, who were the sons of Uranus and Gaia.
BRONWEN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements bron "breast" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
BRONWYN f Welsh
Variant of BRONWEN.
BROOK m & f English
From an English surname that denoted one who lived near a brook.
BROOKE f English
Variant of BROOK. The name came into use in the 1950s, probably influenced by American socialite Brooke Astor (1902-2007). It was further popularized by actress Brooke Shields (1965-).
BROOKLYN f & m English (Modern)
From the name of a borough of New York City, originally named after the Dutch town of Breukelen, itself meaning either "broken land" (from Dutch breuk) or "marsh land" (from Dutch broek). It can also be viewed as a combination of BROOK and the popular name suffix lyn. It is considered a feminine name in the United States, but is more common as a masculine name in the United Kingdom.
BROOKS m English
From an English surname, a variant of BROOK.
BROOS m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AMBROOS.
BRUCE m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname, of Norman origin, which probably originally referred to the town of Brix in France. The surname was borne by Robert the Bruce, a Scottish hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland. It has been in use as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. A notable bearer is the American musician Bruce Springsteen (1949-).
BRUNA f Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of BRUNO.
BRUNELLA f Italian
Feminine diminutive of BRUNO.
BRUNELLO m Italian
Diminutive of BRUNO.
BRÜNHILD f German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements brun "armour, protection" and hild "battle". It is cognate with the Old Norse name Brynhildr (from the elements bryn and hildr). In Norse legend Brynhildr was the queen of the Valkyries who was rescued by the hero Sigurd. In the Germanic saga the Nibelungenlied she was a queen of Iceland and the wife of Günther. Both of these characters were probably inspired by the eventful life of the 6th-century Frankish queen Brunhilda (of Visigothic birth).
BRUNHILDA f History
Variant of BRÜNHILD, referring to the Frankish queen.
BRUNIHILD f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BRÜNHILD.
BRUNILDA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of BRÜNHILD.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
BRUTUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "heavy" in Latin. Famous bearers include Lucius Junius Brutus, the traditional founder of the Roman Republic, and Marcus Junius Brutus, the statesman who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar.
BRYAN m English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRYANNE f English (Rare)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BRYANT m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name BRIAN.
BRYCE m English
Variant of BRICE.
BRYGIDA f Polish
Polish form of BRIDGET.
BRYN m & f Welsh, English
Means "hill, mound" in Welsh. It is now used as a feminine name as well.
BRYNHILDR f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of BRÜNHILD. In the Norse legend the Volsungasaga Brynhildr was rescued by the hero Sigurd in the guise of Gunnar. Brynhildr and Gunnar were married, but when Sigurd's wife Gudrun let slip that it was in fact Sigurd who had rescued her, Brynhildr plotted against him. She accused Sigurd of taking her virginity, spurring Gunnar to arrange Sigurd's murder.
BRYNHILDUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of BRYNHILDR.
BRYNJA f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "armour" in Old Norse.
BRYNJAR m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".
BRYNLEE f English (Modern)
Combination of BRYN and the popular name suffix lee. It could also be considered a variant of BRINLEY.
BRYNMOR m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "great hill".
BRYNN f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of BRYN.
BRYNNE f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of BRYN.
BRYON m English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRYONY f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of Eurasian vine, formerly used as medicine. It ultimately derives from Greek βρύω (bryo) meaning "to swell".
BRYSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of BRICE".
BUANA m Indonesian
Means "the world" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit भुवन (bhuvana).
BUCK m English
From an English nickname meaning simply "buck, male deer", ultimately from Old English bucc.
BUD m English
Short form of BUDDY.
BUDDHA m History
Means "enlightened" in Sanskrit. This is a title applied to Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, as well as to a handful of other enlightened individuals.
BUDDY m English
From the English word meaning "friend". It probably originated as a nursery form of the word brother.
BUDI m Indonesian
Means "reason, mind, character" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit बुद्धि (buddhi) meaning "intellect" (related to BUDDHA).
BUDUR f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of BADR.
BUENAVENTURA m Spanish
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
BUFFY f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH, from a child's pronunciation of the final syllable. It is now associated with the main character from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).
BUĞLEM f Turkish (Modern)
Meaning unknown.
BUĞRA m Turkish
Means "baby camel" in Turkish.
BUHLE f & m Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
BÚI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
BULAN f Indonesian
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
BULAT m Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Болат (see BOLAT).
BÜLENT m Turkish
From Persian بلند (boland) meaning "high, mighty".
BULUS m Arabic
Arabic form of PAUL.
BULUT m Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
BUNNY f English
Diminutive of BERENICE.
BÜNYAMİN m Turkish
Turkish form of BENJAMIN.
BURAK m Turkish
From Arabic براق (Buraq), the name of the legendary creature that, according to Islamic tradition, transported the Prophet Muhammad. Its name is derived from Arabic برق (barq) meaning "lightning".
BURÇİN f & m Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
BURCU f Turkish
Means "sweet smelling, fragrant" in Turkish.
BURGUNDY f English (Rare)
This name can refer either to the region in France, the wine (which derives from the name of the region), or the colour (which derives from the name of the wine).
BURHAN m Arabic, Turkish
Means "proof" in Arabic.
BURIM m Albanian
Means "spring, well, water source" in Albanian.
BURKE m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".
BURKHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
BURT m English
Short form of BURTON.
BURTON m English
From a surname that was originally taken from an Old English place name meaning "fortified town". A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), an explorer of Africa and Asia.
BUSE f Turkish
Means "kiss" in Turkish, from Persian بوسه (buseh).
BUSHRA f Arabic, Urdu
Means "good news" in Arabic.
BUSINGE m & f Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
BÜŞRA f Turkish
Turkish form of BUSHRA.
BUSTER m English
Originally a nickname denoting a person who broke things, from the word bust, a dialectal variant of burst. A famous bearer was the silent movie star Buster Keaton (1895-1966).
BUTRUS m Arabic, Coptic
Arabic form of PETER.
BUZ m Biblical
Means "contempt" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of ABRAHAM's brother Nahor in the Old Testament.
BYELOBOG m Slavic Mythology
Means "the white god" from Slavic byelo "white" and bogu "god". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sun, happiness and fortune.
BYEONG-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (byeong) meaning "bright, luminous, glorious" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
BYRNE m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Broin meaning "descendant of BRAN (1)".
BYRON m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), the writer of Don Juan and many other works.
BYSSHE m English (Rare)
From an English surname, a variant of the surname Bush, which originally indicated a person who lived near a bush. This was the middle name of the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).
BYUNG-HO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see BYEONG-HO).
CÄCILIA f German
German form of CECILIA.
CÄCILIE f German
German form of CECILIA.
CADE m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a nickname meaning "round" in Old English.
CADELL m Welsh
From Welsh cad "battle" and a diminutive suffix.
CADEN m English (Modern)
Sometimes explained as a derivative of the Irish surname Caden, which is a reduced form of the Irish Gaelic Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán". In actuality, its popularity in America beginning in the 1990s is due to its sound - it shares its fashionable den suffix sound with other popular names like Hayden, Aidan and Braden.
CADENCE f English (Modern)
From an English word meaning "rhythm, flow". It has been in use only since the 20th century.
CADERINA f Sardinian
Sardinian form of KATHERINE.
CADEYRN m Ancient Celtic
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.
CADFAEL m Welsh
Means "battle prince" from Welsh cad "battle" and mael "prince".
CADFAN m Welsh
Means "battle peak" from Welsh cad "battle" and ban "peak". Saint Cadfan, from Brittany, was a 6th-century missionary to Wales.
CADI f Welsh
Short form of CATRIN.
CADMUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κάδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology Cadmus was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor. He was sent by his father to rescue his sister Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, although he did not succeed in retrieving her. According to legend, Cadmus founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to Greece.
CADOC m Welsh
Derived from Welsh cad meaning "battle". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who was martyred by the Saxons.
CADOGAN m Welsh, Irish
Anglicized form of CADWGAN.
CADWALADER m Welsh
Means "leader of the battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwaladr "leader". This was the name of a Welsh saint of the 7th century.
CADWGAN m Welsh
Means "glory in battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwogawn "glory, honour". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, this name is briefly mentioned as the son of Iddon.
CAECILIA f German, Ancient Roman
German form of CECILIA, as well as the original Latin form.
CAECILIUS m Ancient Roman
Original masculine form of CECILIA.
CAEDMON m History
Meaning unknown, though the first element is likely connected to Brythonic kad meaning "battle". Saint Caedmon was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poet who supposedly received his poetic inspiration from a dream. Our only knowledge of him is through the historian Bede.
CÁEL m Irish Mythology
From Irish caol meaning "slender". In Irish legend Cáel was a warrior of the Fianna and the lover of Créd.
CAELAN m & f English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN or CAOILFHIONN.
CAELESTINUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name, a derivative of CAELESTIS. This name was borne by five popes (usually spelled Celestine in English).
CAELESTIS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "of the sky, heavenly".
CAELIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CAELIUS.
CAELINA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of CAELINUS.
CAELINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was itself derived from the Roman family name CAELIUS.
CAELIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin caelum meaning "heaven".
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