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FORTUNATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FORTUNATUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of FORTUNATO.
FORTUNE   f   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word fortune, ultimately from Latin fortuna, a derivative of fors "luck".
FOSTER (1)   m   English
From an English surname which has several different origins: see FOSTER (1), FOSTER (2), FOSTER (3) and FOSTER (4).
FOSTER (2)   m   English
English form of VAAST, referring to Saint Vedastus.
FOTEINI   f   Greek
Variant transcription of FOTINI.
FOTINI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PHOTINE.
FOTIOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOTIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOUAD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of FUAD.
FOX   m   English (Rare)
Either from the English word fox or the surname Fox, which originally given as a nickname. The surname was borne by George Fox (1624-1691), the founder of the Quakers.
FRAN   m & f   Spanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANC   m   Slovene
Slovene form of FRANCIS.
FRANCA   f   Italian
Contracted form of FRANCESCA.
FRANCE   f   French
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK (1) or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
FRANCENE   f   English (Rare)
English variant of FRANCINE.
FRANCES   f   English
Feminine form of FRANCIS. The distinction between Francis as a masculine name and Frances as a feminine name did not arise until the 17th century. A notable bearer was Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), a social worker and the first American to be canonized.
FRANCESC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCA   f   Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCO   m   Italian
Italian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
FRANCESCU   m   Corsican
Corsican form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCETTE   f   French
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
FRANCI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of FRANCISKA.
FRANCINE   f   French, English
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
FRANCIS   m & f   English, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
FRANCISCA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISCO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). A notable bearer was Francisco de Goya, a Spanish painter and engraver. The name was also borne by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
FRANCISCUS   m   Late Roman, Dutch
Original form of FRANCIS.
FRANČIŠEK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANČIŠKA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISQUE   m   French
French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.
FRANCISZEK   m   Polish
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISZKA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCK   m   French
French form of FRANK (1).
FRANCKA   f   Slovene
Short form of FRANČIŠKA.
FRANCO (1)   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRANK (1).
FRANCO (2)   m   Italian
Contracted form of FRANCESCO.
FRANÇOIS   m   French
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). François Villon was a French lyric poet of the 15th century. This was also the name of two kings of France.
FRANÇOISE   f   French
Feminine form of FRANÇOIS.
FRANE   m   Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANG   m   Scottish
Scottish form of FRANCIS.
FRANGAG   f   Scottish
Scottish feminine form of FRANCIS.
FRANJO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCIS.
FRANK (1)   m   English, German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic name which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used. From medieval times, the various forms of this name have been commonly conflated with the various forms of Francis.... [more]
FRANK (2)   m   English
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.
FRANKA (1)   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of FRANK (1).
FRANKA (2)   f   Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCA.
FRANKIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of FRANK (1) or FRANCES.
FRANKLIN   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman". A famous bearer of the surname was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher. The name has commonly been given in his honour in the United States. It also received a boost during the term of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
FRANKLYN   m   English
Variant of FRANKLIN.
FRANKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCO (2).
FRANNIE   f   English
Diminutive of FRANCES.
FRANNY   m & f   English
Diminutive of FRANCIS or FRANCES.
FRANO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANS   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Dutch, Scandinavian and Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRAÑSEZ   m   Breton
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRAÑSEZA   f   Breton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠEK   m   Czech
Czech form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠKA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKA   f   Basque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKO   m   Basque
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANZ   m   German
German form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). This name was borne by the influential author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), writer of 'The Trial' and 'The Castle' among other works. Also, rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire have had this name.
FRÄNZE   f   German
Diminutive of FRANZISKA.
FRANZI   f   German
Short form of FRANZISKA.
FRANZISKA   f   German
German feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRASER   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Simon Fraser (1776-1862), a Canadian explorer.
FRAUKE   f   German
Means "little lady", derived from German frau combined with a diminutive suffix.
FRAZIER   m   Scottish, English
Variant of FRASER.
FREA   f   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYA.
FRED   m   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FREDA   f   English
Short form of names ending in freda or fred, such as WINIFRED or ALFREDA.
FREDDIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of FREDERICK or FREDA.
FREDDY   m   English
Diminutive of FREDERICK.
FREDENAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and nand "daring, brave".
FRÉDÉRIC   m   French
French form of FREDERICK.
FREDERICA   f   Portuguese, English
Feminine form of FREDERICO or FREDERICK.
FREDERICK   m   English
English form of a Germanic name meaning "peaceful ruler", derived from frid "peace" and ric "ruler, power". This name has long been common in continental Germanic-speaking regions, being borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and Prussia. Notables among these rulers include the 12th-century Holy Roman Emperor and crusader Frederick I Barbarossa, the 13th-century emperor and patron of the arts Frederick II, and the 18th-century Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.... [more]
FREDERICO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of FREDERICK.
FREDERIK   m   Danish, Dutch
Danish and Dutch form of FREDERICK. This was the name of nine kings of Denmark over the past 500 years, alternating each generation with the name Christian.
FREDERIKKE   f   Danish
Danish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FRÉDÉRIQUE   f   French
French form of FREDERICA.
FREDIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
FREDO   m   Italian (Rare)
Short form of FEDERICO, ALFREDO or GOFFREDO.
FREDRIC   m   English
Variant of FREDERICK.
FREDRICK   m   English
Variant of FREDERICK.
FREDRIK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian form of FREDERICK. This was the name of a 18th-century king of Sweden.
FREDRIKA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Swedish and Finnish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FREEK   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of FREDERICK.
FREEMAN   m   English
From an English surname meaning "free man". It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.
FREIDA   f   English
Variant of FRIEDA.
FREJ   m   Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYR.
FREJA   f   Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYA.
FRENS   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of FRANCIS.
FRENSKE   m   Limburgish
Diminutive of FRENS.
FREY   m   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYR.
FREYA   f   Norse Mythology, English (British, Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she was one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
FREYDE   f   Yiddish
Means "joy" in Yiddish.
FREYJA   f   Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of FREYA.
FREYR   m   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
FRICIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRIDENOT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
FRIDERIK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of FREDERICK.
FRIDESWIDE   f   History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
FRĪDRIHS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDTJOF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of FRITJOF.
FRIDUHELM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.
FRIDUMAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
FRIDUMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and meri "famous".
FRIDURIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
FRIDWALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
FRIEDA   f   German, English
Variant of FRIDA.
FRIEDE   f   German
Short form of names containing the element fried, derived from the Germanic element frid meaning "peace".
FRIEDEMANN   m   German
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
FRIEDERIKE   f   German
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
FRIEDHELM   m   German
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
FRIEDHOLD   m   German (Rare)
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".
FRIEDRICH   m   German
German form of FREDERICK. This was the name of kings of Germany. The socialist Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) and the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) are two famous bearers of this name.
FRIGE   f   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRIGG   f   Norse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
FRIGIDIANUS   m   Late Roman
Original Latin form of FREDIANO.
FRIGYES   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of FREDERICK.
FRISO   m   Frisian
Refers to a member of the ethnic group, the Frisians, a Germanic tribe of northwest Europe. Friesland in the Netherlands is named for them.
FRÍÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐRIK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
FRIÐRIKA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICA.
FRIÐÞJÓFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRITJOF.
FRIÐUSWIÞ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
FRITJOF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
FRITS   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of FREDERIK.
FRITZ   m   German
German diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
FRITZI   f   German
German diminutive of FRIEDERIKE.
FRODE   m   Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRODO   m   Literature
Derived from the Germanic element frod "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.
FRONA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of SOPHRONIA.
FROSINA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRÓÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRODE.
FRØYA   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
FRUMA   f   Yiddish
Means "pious" in Yiddish.
FRUZSINA   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of Eufrozina, the Hungarian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRYDERYK   m   Polish
Polish form of FREDERICK.
FRYDERYKA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given was .
FUAD   m   Arabic
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
FUAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of FUAD.
FULBERT   m   French, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
FULCO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FULK.
FULGENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Fulgentius, which meant "shining" from Latin fulgens. Saint Fulgentius was a 6th-century bishop from Tunisia who was a friend of Saint Augustine.
FULGENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of FULGENCIO.
FULGENZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
FULK   m   English (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Fulco, a short form of various names beginning with the element fulc "people". The Normans brought this name to England, though it is now very rare.
FULKE   m   English (Archaic)
Variant of FULK.
FÜLÖP   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of PHILIP.
FULTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the name of the town of Foulden in Norfolk, itself meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
FULVIA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FÚLVIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FULVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
FULVIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of FULVIO.
FUMNANYA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNANYA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "love" in Igbo.
FUNDA   f   Turkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
FUNGAI   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
FUNS   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of ALFONS.
FUNSKE   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Diminutive of ALFONS.
FURAHA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
FUSUN   f   Turkish
Means "charm" in Turkish.
FUYUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (fuyu) meaning "winter" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
FYFE   m   Scottish
Variant of FIFE.
FYODOR   m   Russian
Russian form of THEODORE. It was borne by three tsars of Russia. Another notable bearer was Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author of such works as 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'.
GABBY   m & f   English
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GABE   m   English
Short form of GABRIEL.
GABI   f & m   German, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GABIJA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
GABIN   m   French
French form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of GAVINO.
GABIR   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JABIR.
GÁBOR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
GABR   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JABR.
GÁBRIEL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GABRIEL.
GABRIEL   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) "strong man, hero" and אֶל ('El) "God". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.... [more]
GABRIELE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELE (2)   f   German
German feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELĖ   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELIUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLA   f   Italian, Hungarian, English, Swedish
Feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËLLE   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLE   f   French, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
GABRIELS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJEL   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJELA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GAD   m   Biblical
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.
GADAR   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of KATAR.
GAE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of GAY.
GAEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of GAIA.
GAËL   m   French, Breton
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.
GAËLLE   f   French, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GAENOR   f   Welsh
Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
GAÉTAN   m   French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTAN   m   French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAETANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GAETANO.
GAÉTANE   f   French
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTANE   f   French
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAETANO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. Saint Gaetano was a 16th-century Italian priest who founded the Theatines.
GAFAR   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
GAGE   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname of Old French origin meaning either "measure", originally denoting one who was an assayer, or "pledge", referring to a moneylender. It was popularized as a given name by a character from the book 'Pet Sematary' (1983) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1989).
GAHARIET   m   Arthurian Romance
Medieval French form of GARETH.
GAIA   f   Greek Mythology, Italian
From the Greek word γαια (gaia), a parallel form of γη (ge) meaning "earth". In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
GAIANA   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γαιανη (Gaiane), a derivative of GAIA. This was the name of a (perhaps fictional) martyr who was killed in Armenia during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century.
GAIANE   f   Ancient Greek
Greek form of GAIANA.
GAIL   f   English
Short form of ABIGAIL.
GAILA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAIOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of GAIUS.
GAIOZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of GAIUS.
GAIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
GAIZKA   m   Basque
Means "saviour" in Basque.
GAJA (1)   f   Slovene, Polish
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
GAJA (2)   f   Esperanto
Means "glad" in Esperanto.
GAL (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAL (2)   m   Slovene
Slovene form of GALLUS.
GALA   f   Russian
Short form of GALINA.
GALADRIEL   f   Literature
Means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland" in Sindarin. Galadriel was a Noldorin elf princess renowned for her beauty and wisdom in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels. The elements are galad "radiant" and riel "garlanded maiden". Alatáriel is the Quenya form of her name.
GALAHAD   m   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legend Sir Galahad was the son of Lancelot and Elaine. He was the most pure of the Knights of the Round Table, and he was the only one to succeed in finding the Holy Grail. He first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
GALAL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JALAL.
GALCHOBHAR   m   Ancient Irish
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
GALE (1)   f   English
Variant of GAIL.
GALE (2)   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
GALEN   m   English
Modern form of the Greek name Γαληνος (Galenos), which meant "calm" from Greek γαληνη (galene). It was borne by a 2nd-century BC Greco-Roman physician who contributed to anatomy and medicine. In modern times the name is occasionally given in his honour.
GALENA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALENE   f   Ancient Greek
Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALENOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of GALEN.
GALIA   f   Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALILA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of JALILA.
GALINA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALİP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of GHALIB.
GALIT   f   Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALL   m   History
Form of GALLUS.
GALLAGHER   m   Irish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of GALLCHOBHAR".
GALLCHOBHAR   m   Irish (Rare)
Irish name derived from gall "stranger" and cabhair "help".
GALLO   m   Italian
Italian form of GALLUS.
GALLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which meant "rooster" in Latin. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint, a companion of Saint Columbanus, who later became a hermit in Switzerland.
GALO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GALLUS.
GALVÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of GAWAIN.
GALYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of GALINA.
GAMAL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JAMAL.
GAMALIEL   m   Biblical
Means "benefit of God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GAMIL   m   Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
GAMILA   f   Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
GAMZE   f   Turkish
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
GANBAATAR   m   Mongolian
Means "steel hero" in Mongolian.
GANDALF   m   Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels 'The Hobbit' (1937) and 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954).
GANESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.
GANG   m   Chinese
From Chinese (gāng) meaning "hard, rigid, strong", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
GANIX   m   Basque
Basque form of JOHN.
GANIZANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GANYMEDE   m   Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.
GANYMEDES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of GANYMEDE.
GANZORIG   m   Mongolian
Means "steel courage" in Mongolian.
GARAILE   m   Basque
Means "victor" in Basque.
GARBHÁN   m   Irish
Means "little rough one" from Irish garbh "rough" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint.
GARBI   f   Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GARBIÑE   f   Basque
Variant of GARBI.
GARDEN   f   Basque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GARDENIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GAREGIN   m   Armenian
Old Armenian name of unknown meaning.
GAREN   m   Armenian
Short form of GAREGIN.
GARETH   m   Welsh, English (British), Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain. Malory based the name on Gahariet, which was the name of a similar Arthurian character in French sources. It may ultimately have a Welsh origin, possibly related to gwaredd meaning "gentleness".
GAREY   m   English
Variant of GARY.
GARFIELD   m   English
From a surname meaning "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881). It is now associated with the cat in Jim Davis's cartoon strip 'Garfield'.
GARGI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
GARLAND   m   English
From a surname meaning "triangle land" from Old English gara and land. The surname originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land.
GARNET (1)   f   English
From the English word garnet for the precious stone, the birthstone of January. The word is derived from Middle English gernet meaning "dark red".
GARNET (2)   m & f   English
From an English surname which either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETT   m & f   English
Variant of GARNET (2).
GARRET   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of GARRETT.
GARRETT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the given name GERALD or GERARD. A famous bearer of the surname was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
GARRICK   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
GARRY   m   English
Variant of GARY.
GARSEA   m   Medieval Spanish
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.
GARTH   m   English
From a surname meaning "garden" in Old Norse, originally denoting one who lived near or worked in a garden.
GARVAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of GARBHÁN.
GARY   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear". This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the city of Gary in Indiana where his agent was born.
GÁSPÁR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASPER.
GASPAR   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
GASPARD   m   French
French form of JASPER.
GASPARE   m   Italian
Italian form of JASPER.
GASPARO   m   Italian
Italian form of JASPER.
GAŠPER   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JASPER.
GASTO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GASTON.
GASTÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GASTON.
GASTON   m   French
Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element gast meaning "stranger, guest". This is the usual French name for Saint Vedastus, called Vaast in Flemish, and alternatively the name may be connected to it. The name was also borne by several counts of Foix-Béarn, beginning in the 13th century.
GASTONE   m   Italian
Italian form of GASTON.
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