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GENA (2)   m   Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY.
GENADI   m   Bulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
GENE   m   English
Short form of EUGENE.
GENESIS   f   English (Modern)
Means "birth" in Greek. This is the name of the first book of the Old Testament in the Bible. It tells of the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, Noah and the great flood, and the three patriarchs.
GENETTE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of JEANETTE.
GENEVA   f   English
Possibly a shortened form of GENEVIEVE. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
GENEVIÈVE   f   French
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
GENEVIEVE   f   English
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENEVRA   f   Various
Variant of GINEVRA.
GENGHIS   m   History
From the title Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan, meaning "universal ruler", which was adopted by the Mongol Empire founder Temujin in the late 12th century. Remembered both for his military brilliance and his brutality towards civilians, he went on to conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
GENIE   f   English
Diminutive of EUGENIA.
GENISTA   f   Various
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
GENNADI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of GENNADIY.
GENNADIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GENNADIY   m   Russian
Russian form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADIYA   f   Russian
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
GENNADY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of GENNADIY.
GENNARINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GENNARO.
GENNARO   m   Italian
Italian form of JANUARIUS.
GENOVEFFA   f   Italian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOWEFA   f   Polish
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENTIAN   m   Albanian
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
GENTIANA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GENTIUS   m   Albanian
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
GENYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
GEOFF   m   English
Short form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFREY   m   English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was further confused with the distinct name Godfrey.... [more]
GEOFFROI   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFROY   m   French
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORDIE   m   English
Diminutive of GEORGE.
GEORG   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
GEORGE   m   English, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art.... [more]
GEORGEANNA   f   English
Variant of GEORGIANA.
GEORGEI   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GEORGENE   f   English
Variant of GEORGINE.
GEORGES   m   French
French form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
GEORGETA   f   Romanian
Romanian feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGETTE   f   French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGI   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIA   f   English, Greek
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
GEORGIANA   f   English
Feminine form of GEORGE. This form of the name has been in use since the 18th century.
GEORGIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GEORGIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGINA   f   English, Dutch, German, Spanish
Feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGINE   f   French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GEORGIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of GEORGIOS.
GEORGIY   m   Russian
Russian form of GEORGE.
GEORGO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of GEORGE.
GEORGS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of GEORGIY.
GERA   m   Biblical
Possibly means "a grain" in Hebrew. This was the name of several members of the tribe of Benjamin in the Old Testament.
GERAINT   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly a Welsh form of GERONTIUS. This was the name of a figure various Welsh legends. He was also incorporated into later Arthurian tales as one of the Knights of the Round Table and the husband of Enid.
GÉRALD   m   French
French form of GERALD.
GERALD   m   English, German
From a Germanic name meaning "rule of the spear", from the elements ger "spear" and wald "rule". The Normans brought this name to Britain. Though it died out in England during the Middle Ages, it remained common in Ireland. It was revived in the English-speaking world in 19th century.
GÉRALDINE   f   French
French feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDINE   f   English
Feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
GERALLT   m   Welsh
Welsh form of GERALD.
GÉRARD   m   French
French form of GERARD.
GERARD   m   English, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
GERARDA   f   Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERARDO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERASIM   m   Russian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of GERASIMOS.
GERASIMOS   m   Greek
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning either "old" or "honour". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit.
GÉRAUD   m   French
French form of GERALD.
GERBEN   m   Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and bern "bear".
GERBERN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
GERD (1)   m   German, Dutch
Short form of GERHARD.
GERD (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
GERDA (1)   f   German, Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GERDA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Latinized form of GERD (2).
GERDINA   f   Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GEREL   f   Mongolian
Means "light" in Mongolian.
GEREON   m   German, Late Roman
Possibly derived from Greek γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.
GERFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
GERFRIED   m   German
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".
GERGANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GERGELY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GREGORY.
GERGŐ   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of GERGELY.
GERHARD   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of GERARD.
GERHARDT   m   German
German form of GERARD.
GERHILD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERHOLD   m   German (Archaic)
German form of GERALD.
GERLACH   m   Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with laic "play". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.
GERLIND   f   Ancient Germanic
Older form of GERLINDE.
GERLINDE   f   German, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with linde "soft, tender".
GERLOF   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GERULF.
GERMAIN   m   French
French form of GERMANUS.
GERMAINE   f   French
French feminine form of GERMAIN. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
GERMÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN (1)   m   English
English form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN (2)   m   Russian
Russian form of HERMAN.
GERMANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of GERMANUS.
GERMANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GERMANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.
GERMOGEN   m   Russian
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
GERNOT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush".
GERO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear".
GEROLAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
GEROLD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERALD.
GEROLF   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GERULF.
GEROLT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GERALD.
GERÓNIMO   m   Spanish
Variant of JERÓNIMO.
GERONIMO   m   History
From Gerónimo, a Spanish form of JEROME. This is the better-known name of the Apache chief Goyathlay (1829-1909). It was given to him by the Mexicans, his enemies.
GERONTIUS   m   Late Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from Greek γερων (geron) "old man".
GERRARD   m   English (Rare)
Variant of GERARD.
GERRIT   m   Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GERARD.
GERRY   m & f   English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GERSHOM   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Probably means "exile" in Hebrew, though the Bible explains that it derives from גֵּר שָׁם (ger sham) meaning "a stranger there" (see Exodus 18:3). This is the name of a son of Moses in the Old Testament.
GERSHON   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of GERSHOM. This is the name of a son of Levi in the Old Testament.
GERT   m   German, Dutch
German and Dutch short form of GERHARD.
GERTIE   f   English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
GERTRAUD   f   German
German form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚD   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚDA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRŪDA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDA   f   Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDE   f   English, Dutch
Means "spear of strength", derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and thrud "strength". Saint Gertrude the Great was a 13th-century nun and mystic writer. It was probably introduced to England by settlers from the Low Countries in the 15th century. Shakespeare used the name in his play 'Hamlet' (1600) for the mother of the title character. A famous bearer was the American writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).
GERTRUDES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDIS   f   Spanish
Latinized form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUIDA   f   Dutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GERULF   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic ger "spear" and wulf "wolf".
GERVAIS   m   French
French form of GERVASIUS.
GERVAISE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of GERVASIUS.
GERVAS   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASE   m   English (Rare)
English form of GERVASIUS. The Normans introduced this name to England in the Middle Ages, though it has since become rare.
GERVÁSIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name with a first element deriving from ger "spear". Saint Gervasius was an early martyr from Milan whose remains were discovered in the 4th century.
GERWAZY   m   Polish
Polish form of GERVASIUS.
GESSICA   f   Italian
Italian variant of JESSICA.
GETHIN   m   Welsh
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
GETHSEMANE   f   Biblical
From Γεθσημανι (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic place name meaning "oil vat". In the New Testament this is the name of the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem.
GEULA   f   Hebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
GEVORG   m   Armenian
Armenian form of GEORGE.
GÉZA   m   Hungarian
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a Turkish title.
GHADA   f   Arabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
GHADIR   f   Arabic
Means "stream" in Arabic.
GHALIB   m   Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
GHALIYA   f   Arabic
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
GHASSAN   m   Arabic
Means "youth" in Arabic. This was the name of an Arabian tribe that existed until the 6th century.
GHAYTH   m   Arabic
Means "rain" in Arabic.
GHENADIE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of GENNADIUS.
GHEORGHE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of GEORGE.
GHERARDO   m   Italian (Archaic)
Italian variant of GERARDO.
GHISLAIN   m   French
French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This was the name of a 7th-century Belgian saint.
GHISLAINE   f   French
Feminine form of GHISLAIN.
GHJULIA   f   Corsican
Corsican form of JULIA.
GHJUVAN   m   Corsican
Corsican form of JOHN.
GHOLAM   m   Persian
Persian form of GHULAM.
GHONCHEH   f   Persian
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
GHUFRAN   f & m   Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GHULAM   m   Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GHYSLAIN   m   French (Rare)
Variant of GHISLAIN.
GHYSLAINE   f   French
Variant of GHISLAINE.
GIA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIANNA.
GIACINTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACINTO   m   Italian
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACOBBE   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
GIACOMA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIACOMINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIACOMO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
GIADA   f   Italian
Italian form of JADE.
GIAMBATTISTA   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and BATTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
GIAMPAOLO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIAMPIERO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIAN   m   Italian (Archaic)
Short form of GIOVANNI.
GIANCARLO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and CARLO.
GIANFRANCO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
GIANLUCA   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and LUCA (1).
GIANLUIGI   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and LUIGI.
GIANMARCO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and MARCO.
GIANMARIA   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and MARIA.
GIANNA   f   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNI   m   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GIANNINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNI.
GIANNIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIANPAOLO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIANPIERO   m   Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIB   m   English
Medieval diminutive of GILBERT.
GIDEON   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.
GIDIE   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GID'ON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GIEDRĖ   f   Lithuanian
Feminine form of GIEDRIUS.
GIEDRIUS   m   Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian giedras meaning "serene, clear".
GIFFARD   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Germanic given name GEBHARD.
GIGI   f   French
French diminutive of GEORGINE or VIRGINIE.
GIJS   m   Dutch
Short form of GIJSBERT.
GIJSBERT   m   Dutch
Dutch variant of GISBERT.
GIL (1)   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GILES.
GIL (2)   m   English
Short form of GILBERT and other names beginning with Gil.
GIL (3)   m   Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILAD   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GILAH   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of GIL (3).
GILBERT   m   English, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it was common during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 12th-century British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.
GILBERTA   f   Dutch, Italian
Feminine form of GILBERT or GILBERTO.
GILBERTE   f   French
French feminine form of GILBERT.
GILBERTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
GILCHRIST   m   Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic phrase giolla Chríost meaning "servant of Christ".
GILDA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".
GILEAD   m   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name meaning "monument of testimony" in Hebrew. This was a mountainous region east of the Jordan River. Besides being a place name, it is also borne by people in the Bible.
GILES   m   English
From the Late Latin name Aegidius, which is derived from Greek αιγιδιον (aigidion) meaning "young goat". Saint Giles was an 8th-century miracle worker who came to southern France from Greece. He is regarded as the patron saint of the crippled. In Old French the name Aegidius became Gidie and then Gilles, at which point it was imported to England.
GILGAMESH   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly means "the ancestor is a young man" in Sumerian. This was the name of a Sumerian hero, later appearing in the Akkadian poem the 'Epic of Gilgamesh'. Gigamesh, with his friend Enkidu, battled the giant Humbaba and stopped the rampage of the Bull of Heaven, besides other adventures. Gilgamesh was probably based on a real person: a king of Erech who ruled around the 27th century BC.
GILI   f & m   Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GILL   f   English
Short form of GILLIAN.
GILLES   m   French
French form of GILES.
GILLESPIE   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gille Easbaig or Irish Giolla Easpuig both meaning "servant of the bishop".
GILLIAN   f   English
Medieval English feminine form of JULIAN. This spelling has been in use since the 13th century, though it was not declared a distinct name from Julian until the 17th century.
GILLIS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GILES.
GILROY   m   Irish, Scottish
From an Irish surname, either Mac Giolla Ruaidh, which means "son of the red-haired servant", or Mac Giolla Rí, which means "son of the king's servant".
GILTBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gild "sacrifice, value" and beraht "bright".
GINA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of GEORGINA, REGINA, LUIGINA, and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of VIRGINIA or EUGENIA. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
GINETTE   f   French
Diminutive of GENEVIÈVE.
GINEVRA   f   Italian
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
GINGER   f   English
From the English word ginger for the spice or the reddish-brown colour. It can also be a diminutive of VIRGINIA, as in the case of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), by whom the name was popularized.
GINNIE   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINNY   f   English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINO   m   Italian
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
GINTARAS   m   Lithuanian
Means "amber" in Lithuanian.
GINTARĖ   f   Lithuanian
Feminine form of GINTARAS.
GIOACCHINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JOACHIM.
GIOACHINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JOACHIM. A famous bearer was the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
GIOCONDA   f   Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' is also known as 'La Gioconda' because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
GIOELE   m   Italian
Italian form of JOEL.
GIOIA   f   Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
GIONATA   m   Italian
Italian form of JONATHAN.
GIORDANO   m   Italian
Italian form of JORDAN.
GIORGI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of GEORGE. This was the name of several kings of Georgia.
GIORGIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of GEORGE.
GIORGINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIORGIA.
GIORGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIORGIO.
GIORGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of GEORGE.
GIORGOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GIOSETTA   f   Italian
Perhaps an Italian form of JOSETTE.
GIOSUÈ   m   Italian
Italian form of JOSHUA.
GIOTTO   m   Italian
Possibly from Ambrogiotto, a diminutive of AMBROGIO. This name was borne by Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), an Italian painter and architect.
GIOVANNA   f   Italian
Italian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of GIOVANNI.
GIOVANNETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GIOVANNI   m   Italian
Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of this name.
GIRALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of GERALD.
GIRISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GIRISHA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of the mountain" in Sanskrit. This is a name of the Hindu god Shiva, given because of his abode in the Himalayan Mountains.
GIROLAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
GISA   f   German
German short form of GISELLE.
GISBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".
GISELA   f   German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of GISELLE.
GISELBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISÈLE   f   French
French form of GISELLE.
GISELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of GISELLE.
GISELLE   f   French, English (Modern)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This name may have originally been a descriptive nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court. It was borne by a daughter of the French king Charles III who married the Norman leader Rollo in the 10th century. The name was popular in France during the Middle Ages (the more common French form is Gisèle). Though it became known in the English-speaking world due to Adolphe Adam's ballet 'Giselle' (1841), it was not regularly used until the 20th century.
GISILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
GISILBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISILFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" and frid "peace".
GISLENUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gislin (see GHISLAIN).
GISLIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GHISLAIN.
GISSELLE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of GISELLE.
GITA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "song" in Sanskrit. The word appears in the name of the 'Bhagavad Gita', a sacred text of Hinduism (meaning "divine song").
GITHA   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of GYTHA.
GITTA   f   German
German short form of BRIGITTA.
GITTAN   f   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
GITTE   f   Danish
Danish short form of BIRGITTE.
GITTEL   f   Yiddish
Means "good" in Yiddish.
GIUDITTA   f   Italian
Italian form of JUDITH.
GIULIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GIULIA.
GIULIO   m   Italian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSEPPA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSEPPE   m   Italian
Italian form of JOSEPH. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
GIUSEPPINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIUSTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GIVI   m   Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
GIZELLA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GISELLE.
GİZEM   f   Turkish
Means "mystery" in Turkish.
GIZI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of GISELLE.
GJERGJ   m   Albanian
Albanian form of GEORGE.
GJON   m   Albanian
Albanian form of JOHN.
GJORD   m   Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJORGJI   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of GEORGE.
GJURD   m   Norwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLADWIN   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name GLÆDWINE.
GLADWYN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of GLADWIN.
GLADYS   f   Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).
GLÆDWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements glæd "bright" and wine "friend". This name was not actually recorded in the Old English era, though it is attested starting in the 11th century.
GLANVILLE   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was taken from a Norman place name which possibly meant "domain of (a person named) Gland" in Old French.
GLÁUCIA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAUCIA   m & f   Ancient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLAUCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GLAUCUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Γλαυκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey". This was the name of a Greek sea god, as well as other characters in Greek legend.
GLAUKOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of GLAUCUS.
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