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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is G.
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GABBYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GABIf & mGerman, 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).
GABIJAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
GABRIELE (2)fGerman
German feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËLLEfDutch
Dutch feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLEfFrench, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
GABRIJELAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GADARfArmenian
Variant transcription of KATAR.
GAËLLEfFrench, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GAENORfWelsh
Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
GAETANAfItalian
Feminine form of GAETANO.
GAÉTANEfFrench
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTANEfFrench
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAIAfGreek 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.
GAIANAfAncient 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.
GAILfEnglish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
GAILAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAJA (1)fSlovene, Polish
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
GAJA (2)fEsperanto
Means "glad" in Esperanto.
GAL (1)f & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GALAfRussian
Short form of GALINA.
GALADRIELfLiterature
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.
GALE (1)fEnglish
Variant of GAIL.
GALENAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALENEfAncient Greek
Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALIAfHebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALILAfArabic
Variant transcription of JALILA.
GALILAHIfNative American, Cherokee
Possibly means "attractive" in Cherokee.
GALINAfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALITfHebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALYAfRussian
Diminutive of GALINA.
GAMILAfArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
GAMZEfTurkish
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
GANIZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GARBIfBasque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GARBIÑEfBasque
Variant of GARBI.
GARDENfBasque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GARDENIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GARGIfHinduism, 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.
GARNET (1)fEnglish
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 & fEnglish
From an English surname which either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETTm & fEnglish
Variant of GARNET (2).
GATHBIYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
GAUHARfArabic
Variant transcription of JAWAHIR.
GAURIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAVRILAfRomanian
Romanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GAWAHIRfArabic
Variant transcription of JAWAHIR.
GAYfEnglish
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
GAYATHRIfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GAYATRIfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra) which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GAYE (1)fEnglish
Variant of GAY.
GAYE (2)fTurkish
Means "goal" in Turkish.
GAYLAfEnglish
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAYLEf & mEnglish
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GAZBIYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
GBEMISOLAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
GEERTJEfDutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
GEERTRUIDAfDutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GELSOMINAfItalian
Italian form of JASMINE.
GELTRUDEfItalian
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
GEMAfSpanish
Spanish form of GEMMA.
GEMMAfItalian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENA (1)fEnglish
Variant of GINA.
GENESISfEnglish (Modern)
Means "birth, origin" 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.
GENEVAfEnglish
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.
GENEVIÈVEfFrench
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.
GENEVIEVEfEnglish
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENIEfEnglish
Diminutive of EUGENIA.
GENISTAfVarious
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
GENNADIYAfRussian
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
GENOVEFFAfItalian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOWEFAfPolish
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENTIANAfAlbanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GEORGETAfRomanian
Romanian feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGETTEfFrench
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGIAfEnglish, 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).
GEORGIANAfEnglish, Romanian
Feminine form of GEORGE. This form of the name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
GEORGIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GEORGINEfFrench
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GÉRALDINEfFrench
French feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDINEfEnglish
Feminine form of GERALD.
GERARDAfItalian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERD (2)fSwedish, 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)fGerman, Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GERDINAfDutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GERELfMongolian
Means "light" in Mongolian.
GERGANAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GERHILDfGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERLINDEfGerman, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with linde meaning "soft, tender".
GERMAINEfFrench
French feminine form of GERMAIN. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
GERRYm & fEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GERTIEfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
GERTRAUDfGerman
German form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚDfHungarian
Hungarian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚDAfSlovak
Slovak form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRŪDAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDAfPolish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDEfEnglish, 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).
GERTRUDESfPortuguese
Portuguese form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDISfSpanish
Latinized form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUIDAfDutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GERVAISEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of GERVASIUS.
GESSICAfItalian
Italian variant of JESSICA.
GETHSEMANEfBiblical
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.
GEULAfHebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
GEZABELEfBiblical Italian
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
GHADAfArabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
GHADIRfArabic
Means "stream" in Arabic.
GHALIYAfArabic
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
GHISLAINEfFrench
Feminine form of GHISLAIN.
GHJULIAfCorsican
Corsican form of JULIA.
GHJUVANNAfCorsican
Corsican form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GHONCHEHfPersian
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
GHUFRANf & mArabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GIAfItalian
Diminutive of GIANNA.
GIACINTAfItalian
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACOMAfItalian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIACOMINAfItalian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIADAfItalian
Italian form of JADE.
GIANGf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GIANNAfItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNINAfItalian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GIEDRĖfLithuanian
Feminine form of GIEDRIUS.
GIGIfFrench
French diminutive of GEORGINE or VIRGINIE.
GIIWEDINOKWEfNative American, Ojibwe
Means "woman of the north" in Ojibwe.
GILAHfHebrew
Feminine form of GIL (3).
GILBERTEfFrench
French feminine form of GILBERT.
GILDAfItalian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".
GILIf & mHebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GILLfEnglish
Short form of GILLIAN.
GILLIANfEnglish
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.
GINAfItalian, 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.
GINETTEfFrench
Diminutive of GENEVIÈVE.
GINEVRAfItalian
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".
GINGERfEnglish
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.
GINNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINNYfEnglish
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINTARĖfLithuanian
Feminine form of GINTARAS.
GIOCONDAfItalian
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.
GIOIAfItalian
Means "joy" in Italian.
GIORGIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of GEORGE.
GIORGINAfItalian
Diminutive of GIORGIA.
GIOVANNAfItalian
Italian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of GIOVANNI.
GISAfGerman
German short form of GISELLE.
GISELAfGerman, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of GISELLE.
GISÈLEfFrench
French variant of GISELLE.
GISELLAfItalian
Italian form of GISELLE.
GISELLEfFrench, English (Modern)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage, 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.
GISILAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
GITAfIndian, Hindi
Means "song" in Sanskrit. The word appears in the name of the 'Bhagavad Gita', a sacred text of Hinduism (meaning "divine song").
GITTAfGerman, Hungarian
German short form of BRIGITTA and a Hungarian short form of MARGIT.
GITTANfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
GITTEfDanish
Danish short form of BIRGITTE.
GITTELfYiddish
Means "good" in Yiddish.
GIUANNAfSardinian
Sardinian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GIUDITTAfItalian
Italian form of JUDITH.
GIULIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANAfItalian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIETTAfItalian
Diminutive of GIULIA.
GIUSEPPAfItalian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSEPPINAfItalian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIZELLAfHungarian
Hungarian form of GISELLE.
GİZEMfTurkish
Means "mystery" in Turkish.
GIZIfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of GISELLE.
GLADYSfWelsh, 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).
GLÁUCIAfPortuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAUCIAm & fAncient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAWm & fWelsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
GLENDAfWelsh, English
A name created in the 20th century from the Welsh elements glân "pure, clean" and da "good".
GLENICEfWelsh
Variant of GLENYS.
GLENNAfScottish, English
Feminine form of GLENN.
GLENNISfWelsh
Variant of GLENYS.
GLENYSfWelsh
Elaboration of the Welsh word glân meaning "pure, clean, holy". This name was created in the late 19th century.
GLORIAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Means "glory" in Latin. The name (first?) appeared in E. D. E. N. Southworth's novel 'Gloria' (1891) and subsequently in George Bernard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' (1898). It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).
GLORIANAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of Latin gloria meaning "glory". In Edmund Spenser's poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590) this was the name of the title character, a representation of Queen Elizabeth I.
GLORINDAfEsperanto
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto.
GLORYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word glory, ultimately from Latin gloria.
GLUKEfYiddish
Means "good luck" in Yiddish.
GLUKELfYiddish
Diminutive of GLUKE.
GLYKERIAfGreek
Derived from Greek γλυκυς (glykys) meaning "sweet".
GLYNISfWelsh
Either a variant of GLENYS or an elaboration of the Welsh word glyn meaning "valley".
GOBINETfIrish
Variant of GOBNAIT.
GOBNAITfIrish
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.
GOBNATAfHistory
Latinate form of GOBNAIT.
GOBNETfIrish
Anglicized form of GOBNAIT.
GODAm & fAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
GODELIEVEfDutch
Dutch (Flemish) form of GODELIVA.
GODELIVAfAncient Germanic
Feminine form of GOTELEIB. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.
GODGIFUfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of GODIVA.
GODIVAfAnglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
GOHARfArmenian
Means "jewel" in Armenian, ultimately of Persian origin.
GOIZANEfBasque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning".
GOIZARGIfBasque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
GOIZEDERfBasque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and eder "beautiful".
GOLfPersian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
GOLBAHARfPersian
Means "spring rose" in Persian.
GOLDAfYiddish
Means "gold" in Yiddish.
GOLDIE (1)fEnglish
From a nickname for a person with blond hair, from the English word gold.
GOLNARfPersian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and انار (anar) "pomegranate".
GOLNARAfTatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOLNAZfPersian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) "pride".
GOLSHANf & mPersian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZARm & fPersian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMERm & fBiblical
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GONAfKurdish
Means "cheek" in Kurdish.
GONCAfTurkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GORANKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of GORAN.
GORETTIfVarious
From the surname of Maria Goretti, a 20th-century Italian saint who forgave her murderer on her deathbed. Her surname was derived from the given name GREGORIO.
GORICAfMacedonian
Feminine form of GORAN.
GORMLAITHfIrish, Scottish
Derived from Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler Brian Boru.
GOSIAfPolish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GOTZONEfBasque
Feminine form of GOTZON.
GOUYENfNative American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GOWRIfTamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
GÖZDEfTurkish
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
GRAÇAfPortuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACEfEnglish
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.
GRACELYNfEnglish (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
GRACIAfSpanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIEfEnglish
Diminutive of GRACE.
GRACIELAfSpanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GRACÍLIAfPortuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJAfPolish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRÁINNEfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
GRANIAfIrish
Latinized form of GRÁINNE.
GRANYAfIrish
Variant of GRANIA.
GRATIAfGerman
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAYm & fEnglish
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAZIAfItalian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLAfItalian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GRAŻYNAfPolish
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem 'Grażyna' (1823).
GREERf & mScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREETfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRÉTAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETAfGerman, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHENfGerman, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETEfGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETELfGerman
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRETTAfEnglish
Variant of GRETA.
GREYm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant of GRAY.
GRIDfNorse Mythology
Means "peace" in Old Norse. In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Víðarr by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
GRIETfDutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GRÍMHILDRfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
GRISELDAfEnglish, Scottish, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
GRISHMAfIndian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
GRIZELfScottish
Scottish variant of GRISELDA.
GROfNorwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GRUSHAfRussian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
GRYfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GUADALUPEf & mSpanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, which means "river of the wolf" in Arabic. In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUANTINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYUm & fChinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GUDRUNfNorse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
GUGULETHUfSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele igugu "treasure, pride" and lethu "our".
GUINEVEREfArthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, derived from the elements gwen meaning "fair, white" and sebara meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.... [more]
GUIOMARf & mPortuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and meri "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
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