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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is B.
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BRANDEE   f   English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDI   f   English
Variant of BRANDY.
BRANDIE   f   English
Variant of BRANDY.
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.
BRANIMIRA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of BRANIMIR.
BRANISLAVA   f   Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene
Serbian, Slovak, Czech and Slovene feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRAŇKA   f   Slovak
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
BRANKA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of BRANKO.
BRANKICA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
BRANWEN   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh bran "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.
BRATISLAVA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of BRATISLAV. This is the name of the capital city of Slovakia, though it is unrelated.
BRAVA   f   Esperanto
Means "valiant, brave" in Esperanto.
BREANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRIANA.
BREANN   f   English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BREANNA   f   English
Variant of BRIANA.
BREANNE   f   English (Modern)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
BRECHTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine form of BRECHT.
BREDA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BREE   f   Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍGH.
BREESHEY   f   Manx
Manx form of BRIDGET.
BREINDEL   f   Yiddish
Means "brunette" in Yiddish.
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.
BRENNA   f   English
Possibly a variant of BRENDA or a feminine form of BRENNAN.
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-).
BRIALLEN   f   Welsh
Derived from Welsh briallu meaning "primrose". This is a modern Welsh name.
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 (Rare)
From the English word for the thorny plant.
BRÍD   f   Irish
Modern form of BRIGHID.
BRIDE   f   Irish
Anglicized form of BRÍD.
BRIDGET   f   Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Irish name Brighid which means "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.
BRIDGETTE   f   English
Variant of BRIDGET.
BRIDIE   f   Irish
Anglicized diminutive of BRÍD.
BRIELLA   f   English (Modern)
Short form of GABRIELLA.
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".
BRIGHID   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Irish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGID   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of BRIGHID.
BRÍGIDA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRIDGET.
BRIGIDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGIT   f   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Latvian
Slovene, Croatian and Latvian form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITTA   f   German, Dutch, Hungarian
German, Dutch and Hungarian form of BRIDGET.
BRIGITTE   f   German, French
German and French form of BRIDGET.
BRIONY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of BRYONY.
BRISEIDA   f   Literature
Form of BRISEIS used in medieval tales about the Trojan War.
BRISEIS   f   Greek Mythology
Patronymic derived from Βρισευς (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.
BRÎSKA   f   Kurdish
Means "glitter" in Kurdish.
BRIT   f   Norwegian
Norwegian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive 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.
BRITNEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRITTANY.
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. As a given name, it first came into common use in America in the 1970s.
BRITTNY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRITTANY.
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.
BRONISLAVA   f   Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISŁAWA   f   Polish
Feminine 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 βροντη meaning "thunder".
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 which 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   English (Modern)
From the name of the borough of New York City, originally derived from Dutch Breukelen meaning "broken land". It can also be viewed as a combination of BROOK and the popular name suffix lyn.
BRUNA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of BRUNO.
BRUNELLA   f   Italian
Feminine 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.
BRYANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRIANA.
BRYANNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of BRIANA.
BRYANNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of BRIAN.
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.
BRYNHILD   f   Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Norwegian form of BRYNHILDR.
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.
BRYNN   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of BRYN.
BRYNNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of BRYN.
BRYONY   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a type of Eurasian vine, formerly used as medicine. It ultimately derives from Greek βρυω (bryo) "to swell".
BUDUR   f   Arabic
Strictly feminine form of BADR.
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).
BULAN   f   Indonesian
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
BUNNY   f   English
Diminutive of BERENICE.
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).
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