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AWOTWI m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AWSTIN m Welsh
Welsh form of AUSTIN.
AXEL m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
AXELLE f French
Feminine form of AXEL.
AXMED m Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of AHMAD.
AYA (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
AYA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آية (see AYAH).
AYAAN (1) m Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अयान (ayana) meaning "not moving" or "natural disposition" or अयन (ayana) meaning "path" or "precession".
AYAAN (2) f Eastern African, Somali
Means "good luck" in Somali.
AYAH f Arabic
Means "sign, evidence" or "verse" in Arabic, as in one of the passages that make up the Quran.
AYAKA f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) both meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
AYAL m Hebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.
AYALA f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.
AYAME f Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris (flower)". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYAN m Bengali
Means "road, path, solar path" in Bengali, from Sanskrit अयन (ayana) meaning "path" or "precession".
AYANDA m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYANE f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYANO f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" or (aya) meaning "design" combined with (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AYAULYM f Kazakh
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
AYAZ m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz meaning "frost" or "dry and cold air". This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
AYBEK m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz/Kazakh Айбек (see AIBEK).
AYBERK m Turkish
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
AYDA f Arabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYDAN (1) f Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
AYDIN m Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYELET f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
AYESHA f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see AISHA).
AYGERIM f Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Әйгерім (see AIGERIM).
AYGOL f Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of AYGÜL.
AYGÜL f Turkish, Uyghur, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic element ay meaning "moon" combined with Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose". In some languages this is also a name for a variety of flowering plant that grows in central Asia (species Fritillaria eduardii).
AYGUL f Uyghur
Alternate transcription of Uyghur ئايگۇل (see AYGÜL).
AYGÜN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
AYISHAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AYLA (1) f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see ELA (3)).
AYLA (2) f Turkish
Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.
AYLA (3) f Literature
Created for the novel Clan of the Cave Bear (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.
AYLEN f Native American, Mapuche
Possibly means either "happiness" or "clear" in Mapuche.
AYLİN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "of the moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon".
AYLMER m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of ELMER.
AYMAN m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYMERIC m French
French form of EMMERICH.
AYN f Various
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She apparently based it on a Finnish name she had heard, but never seen written.
AÝNA f Turkmen
Means "mirror" in Turkmen, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
AYNA f Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Айна (see AINA (5)).
AÝNABAT f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen "moon" and nabat "sugar".
AYNUR f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYNURA f Kyrgyz
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Айнура (see AINURA).
AYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYOUB m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of AYYUB, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
AYŞE f Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
AYŞEGÜL f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
AYSEL f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon flood" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon" and sel "flood, stream".
AYŞENUR f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYSİMA f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and sima meaning "face" (of Persian origin).
AYSU f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".
AYSUN f Turkish
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
AYTAÇ m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
AYTEN f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and ten meaning "skin" (of Persian origin).
AYUMU m Japanese
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
AYYUB m Arabic
Arabic form of JOB.
AZAD m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi and Turkish.
AZAHAR f Spanish
Means "orange blossom" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "flower". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Azahar, meaning "Our Lady of the Orange Blossom", because of the citrus trees that surround a church devoted to her near Murcia.
AZAHARA f Spanish
Variant of AZAHAR. It can also be given in reference to the ruined Moorish city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba, which derives from the related Arabic root زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine".
AZALAÏS f Occitan
Occitan form of ADELAIS.
AZALEA f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek ἀζαλέος (azaleos) meaning "dry".
AZAMAT m Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, Bashkir
Derived from Arabic عظمة ('azamah) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZAR f & m Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZAREL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZARIA m & f Hebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of AZARIAH (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.
AZARIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZARIAS m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AZAT m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of AZAD in several languages.
AZAZEL m Biblical
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
AZAZIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZEL m Biblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
AZÉLIE f French (Rare)
Perhaps a form of AZALAÏS. It was borne by Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877), also called Zélie, the mother of Thérèse of Lisieux.
AZENETH f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a Spanish variant of ASENATH.
AZHAR m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
'AZIZ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see AZIZ).
ƏZİZ m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of AZIZ.
AZİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZIZ m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
AZIZA f Arabic, Uzbek, Kyrgyz
Feminine form of AZIZ.
AZİZE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of AZIZ.
AZRA f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
AZRAEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of AZRIEL. This was the name of an angel in Jewish and Islamic tradition who separated the soul from the body upon death. He is sometimes referred to as the Angel of Death.
AZRIEL m Biblical
Means "my help is God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZUBAH f Biblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
AZUBUIKE m Western African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
AZUCENA f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
ĄŽUOLAS m Lithuanian
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
AZURA f English (Rare)
Elaboration of AZURE.
AZURE f English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
AZZURRA f Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.
BAADUR m Georgian
Georgian form of BAHADUR.
BAAK m Frisian
Originally a short form of names starting with the Germanic element badu "fight, struggle".
BAAKO m & f Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BA'AL m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.
BAAL m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Variant spelling of BA'AL, and the form used in most translations of the Bible.
BA'AL HAMMON m Semitic Mythology
From Semitic ba'l meaning "lord" prefixing another word of uncertain meaning. This was the name of the supreme god worshipped in the Phoenician city of Carthage, alongside his consort Tanith.
BAAL-ZEBUB m Biblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many English versions of the Old Testament.
BAARD m Norwegian
Variant of BÅRD.
BABAJIDE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABAK m Persian, Ancient Persian
Means "little father" in Persian. This was the name of the father of Ardashir, the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Persia. It was also borne by the 9th-century resistance leader Babak Khorramdin.
BABAR m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu بابر (see BABUR).
BABATUNDE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABER m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu بابر (see BABUR).
BABETTE f French, German, English
French diminutive of ELIZABETH or BARBARA.
BABIRYE f Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
BABIS m Greek
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
BABS f English
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BABÜR m Turkish
Turkish form of BABUR.
BABUR m Urdu
From a Persian word meaning "tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BABYLAS m Late Greek, French (Rare)
Derived from the name of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon. Saint Babylas was a 3rd-century patriarch of Antioch who was martyred during the reign of the Roman emperor Decius.
BACCHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Βάκχος (Bakchos), derived from ἰάχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was another name of the Greek god Dionysos, and it was also the name that the Romans commonly used for him.
BACHTIAR m Indonesian
Indonesian form of BAKHTIAR.
BADA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".
BADEMUS m History
Latinized form of a Persian name of unknown meaning. Saint Bademus was a 4th-century Persian martyr who was a victim of Shapur II's persecutions.
BADR m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BADRI m Georgian
Georgian form of BADR.
BADULF m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".
BADURAD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".
BAER m Limburgish
Short form of ALBAER and other Limburgish names ending in baer, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BAGADATA m Ancient Persian
Old Persian name derived from baga "god" and data "given". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Persian satrap under the Seleucid Empire.
BAGGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BAGRAT m Armenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
BAGUS m Indonesian
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
BAHA m Arabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
BAHADIR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAHADUR.
BAHADUR m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of the Turkic word bagatur meaning "hero, warrior".
BAHAR f Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian and Turkish.
BAHARGÜL f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
BAHDAN m Belarusian
Belarusian form of BOGDAN.
BAHIGA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بهيجة (see BAHIJA).
BAHIJ m Arabic
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAHIJA f Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
BAHIYYA f Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
BAHMAN m Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Vohu Manah meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals. It is also the name of the eleventh month in the Iranian calendar.
BAHRAM m Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Verethragna meaning "victory over resistance". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with victory and war. This name was borne by several Sassanid emperors. It is also the Persian name for the planet Mars.
BAHROM m Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik form of BAHRAM.
BAHTİYAR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAKHTIAR.
BAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAILA f Yiddish
Variant of BEYLE.
BAILEY m & f English
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
BÁIRBRE f Irish
Irish form of BARBARA.
BAIRRE m Irish
Diminutive of FIONNBHARR or BARRFHIONN.
BAISHAN m Native American, Apache
Means "knife" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
BAKAR m Basque
Means "alone", from Basque bakarrik.
BAKARNE f Basque
Feminine form of BAKAR.
BAKHTIAR m Persian, Urdu
Means "lucky, fortunate" in Persian.
BAKHTIYAR m Kazakh, Azerbaijani
Kazakh form of BAKHTIAR, as well as an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani BƏXTİYAR.
BAKHTIYOR m Tajik
Tajik form of BAKHTIAR.
BAKI m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باقي (see BAQI).
BAKİ m Turkish
Turkish form of BAQI.
BAKIR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAQIR. It coincides with the Turkish word bakır meaning "copper".
BAKIR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of BAQIR.
BAKR m Arabic
Means "young camel" in Arabic. Abu Bakr was a father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world.
BAKTYGUL f Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian بخت (bakht) meaning "fortune, happiness" and گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
BALA (1) m & f Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALADEVA m Hinduism
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength" combined with देव (deva) meaning "god". Baladeva (also called Balarama) is the name of the older brother of the Hindu god Krishna.
BALAKRISHNA m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BALAM m Native American, Mayan
Means "jaguar" in Mayan.
BALÁZS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BLAISE.
BALBINA f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare), Polish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Ancient Roman
Feminine form of BALBINUS. Saint Balbina was a 2nd-century Roman woman martyred with her father Quirinus.
BALBINO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALBINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of BALBUS.
BALBUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "stammerer" in Latin. This was a family name of the mother of Emperor Augustus, Atia Balba Caesonia.
BALDARICH m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDRIC.
BALDASSARE m Italian
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
BALDER m Norse Mythology
Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg. Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. However the evil fire god Loki learned that she had overlooked mistletoe. Being jealous, he tricked the blind god Hoder into throwing a branch of mistletoe at Balder, which killed him.
BALDEV m Indian, Hindi
Modern Hindi transcription of BALADEVA.
BALDO m Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDWIN and THEOBALD. In Italian it can also be short for the non-Germanic name BALDASSARE.
BALDOMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
BALDOMERO m Spanish
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".
BALDOVIN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
BALDOVINO m Italian
Italian form of BALDWIN.
BALDR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALDRIC m English (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "ruler, mighty". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it was common in the Middle Ages.
BALDUÍNO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
BALDUINO m Spanish
Spanish form of BALDWIN.
BALDUR m German, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BALDWIN m English, Ancient Germanic
Means "bold friend", derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusaders conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
BALENDIN m Basque
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALFOUR m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.
BÁLINT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALLA f Biblical Greek
Greek form of BILHAH.
BALTASAR (1) m Spanish
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
BALTASAR (2) m Biblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALTASSAR m Biblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BALTHAZAR m Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Balthazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus. He was said to have come from Arabia.
BALWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BAMBANG m Indonesian, Javanese
Means "knight" in Javanese.
BAMBI f English
Derived from Italian bambina meaning "young girl". The American novelist Marjorie Benton Cooke used it in her novel Bambi (1914). This was also the name of a male deer in a cartoon by Walt Disney, which was based on a 1923 novel by Swiss author Felix Salten.
BAMIDELE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BANDI m Hungarian
Diminutive of ANDRÁS.
BANDILE m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BANU f Turkish
From Persian بانو (banu) meaning "lady".
BẢO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".
BAO f & m Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BAPTIST m German
German form of BAPTISTE. It is often paired with the name Johann, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
BAPTISTA m Late Roman
Latin form of BAPTISTE.
BAPTISTE m French
Means "baptist" in French, originally deriving from Greek βάπτω (bapto) meaning "to dip". This name is usually given in honour of Saint John the Baptist, and as such it is often paired with the name Jean.
BAQI m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
BAQIR m Arabic
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
BÁRA f Czech
Czech diminutive of BARBORA.
BARA f Croatian
Croatian short form of BARBARA.
BARABAL f Scottish
Scottish form of BARBARA.
BARACK m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باراك (see BARAK (2)). A famous bearer is former American president Barack Obama (1961-), who was named after his Kenyan father.
BARAK (1) m Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lightning" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Barak was a military commander under the guidance of the prophetess Deborah. They defeated the Canaanite army led by Sisera.
BARAK (2) m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
BARAKAT m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of BARAK (2).
BARAN f & m Persian, Turkish, Kurdish
Means "rain" in Persian. It is typically feminine in Persian and masculine in Turkish and Kurdish.
BARAZ m Persian
Means "exalted" in Persian.
BARB f English
Short form of BARBARA.
BÁRBARA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of BARBARA.
BARBARA f English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Late Roman
Derived from Greek βάρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.
BARBARE f Georgian
Georgian form of BARBARA.
BARBE f French
French form of BARBARA. In modern times it is usually only used in reference to the saint, while Barbara is more common as a given name.
BÄRBEL f German
German diminutive of BARBARA.
BARBIE f English
Diminutive of BARBARA.
BARBORA f Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of BARBARA.
BARBRA f English
Variant of BARBARA.
BARBRO f Swedish
Swedish form of BARBARA.
BARCLAY m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was likely derived from the English place name Berkeley, meaning "birch wood" in Old English.
BÅRD m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
BAREND m Dutch
Variant of BERNHARD.
BARICA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of BARBARA.
BARIŞ m Turkish
Means "peace" in Turkish.
BARLAAM m Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλαάμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.
BARNA m Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BARNABAS.
BARNABA m Italian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish form of BARNABAS.
BARNABÁS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BARNABAS.
BARNABAS m German (Rare), English (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement".... [more]
BARNABÉ m French
French form of BARNABAS.
BARNABY m English (British)
Medieval English form of BARNABAS.
BARNEY m English
Diminutive of BARNABAS, BERNARD or BARNABY.
BARRA m Irish
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRET m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of BARRETT.
BARRETT m English
From a surname probably meaning "strife" in Middle English, originally given to a quarrelsome person.
BARRFHIONN m Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARRFIND m Irish
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BARRIE m Irish, English
Variant of BARRY.
BARRY m Irish, English
Anglicized form of BAIRRE. It is also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of BERACH.
BART m English, Dutch
Short form of BARTHOLOMEW. This name is borne by a cartoon boy on the television series The Simpsons.
BARTA m Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTAL m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTEK m Polish
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
BARTEL m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMAIOS m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEUS m Dutch, Biblical Latin
Dutch and Latin form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEW m English, Biblical
From Βαρθολομαῖος (Bartholomaios), which was the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of TALMAI". In the New Testament Bartholomew is the byname of an apostle, possibly the same person as the apostle Nathanael. According to tradition he was a missionary to India before returning westward to Armenia, where he was martyred by flaying. Due to the popularity of this saint the name became common in England during the Middle Ages.
BÁRÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BÅRD.
BARTŁOMIEJ m Polish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLO m Italian
Italian short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMÉ m Spanish
Spanish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMĚJ m Czech
Czech form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEJ m Slovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEO m Italian
Italian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEU m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOMEU m Catalan
Catalan form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOSZ m Polish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARUCH m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
BARYS m Belarusian
Belarusian form of BORIS.
BAS m Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASAJAUN m Mythology
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.
BAŞAK f Turkish
Means "ear of wheat" in Turkish. This is also the Turkish name for the constellation Virgo.
BASANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
BASEMATH f Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.
BASEMMATH f Biblical Greek
Form of BASEMATH and BASMATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
BASHAR m Arabic
Means "bringing good news" in Arabic.
BASHE f Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASHKIM m Albanian
From Albanian bashkë meaning "together".
BASIA (1) f Polish
Polish diminutive of BARBARA.
BASIA (2) f Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASIL (1) m English
From the Greek name Βασίλειος (Basileios), which was derived from βασιλεύς (basileus) meaning "king". Saint Basil the Great was a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. Due to him, the name (in various spellings) has come into general use in the Christian world, being especially popular among Eastern Christians. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors.
BASIL (2) m Arabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
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