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GRIGORISmGreek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GRIGORIYmRussian
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
GRIGORYmRussian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRIMALDOmSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of GRIMWALD.
GRIMWALDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements grim "mask" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
GRIOGAIRmScottish
Scottish form of GREGORY.
GRISHAmRussian
Diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRONWmWelsh
Variant of GORONWY.
GROSVENORmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
GROVERmEnglish
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program 'Sesame Street'.
GROZDANmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
GRUFFUDDmWelsh
From the Old Welsh name Griphiud, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.
GRWNmWelsh
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
GRZEGORZmPolish
Polish form of GREGORY.
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, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". 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.
GUALBERTOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Waldobert (see GAUBERT).
GUÁLTERmPortuguese
Portuguese form of WALTER.
GUALTIEROmItalian
Italian form of WALTER.
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.
GUARINmMedieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
GUDAmArabic
Variant transcription of JUDA.
GUDBRANDmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
GUDINAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GUDMUNDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
GUERINOmItalian
Italian form of WARIN.
GUGLIELMOmItalian
Italian form of WILLIAM.
GUIDOmItalian, German
Latinized form of WIDO. This was the name of two 11th-century saints. Other notable bearers include 11th-century music theorist Guido d'Arezzo, 13th-century poet Guido Cavalcanti, and 17th-century painter Guido Reni.
GUIFRÉmCatalan (Rare)
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
GUILHERMEmPortuguese
Portuguese form of WILLIAM.
GUILLAUMEmFrench
French form of WILLIAM.
GUILLEMmCatalan
Catalan form of WILLIAM.
GUILLERMOmSpanish
Spanish form of WILLIAM.
GUIOMARf & mPortuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "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.
GUISCARDmMedieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GUIYINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GULm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GULBAHARf & mUrdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBRANDmNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
GULSHANmIndian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GULZARm & fUrdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUMARICHmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "power, rule".
GÜNAYf & mTurkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GUNDHRAMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNDISALVUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
GUNNARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
GUNNEmSwedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
GUNNImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GÜNTHERmGerman, Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic name Gundahar, derived from the elements gund "war" and hari "army, warrior". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century Burgundian king. He appears in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', which has him wooing the Icelandic queen Brünhild. He wins her hand in marriage with the help of the hero Siegfried. He ultimately betrays Siegfried, but Siegfried's widow Kriemhild (Günther's sister) takes her revenge upon him.
GUNTRAMmGerman
Means "war raven" from the Germanic elements gund "war" and hramn "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king.
GUNTURmIndonesian
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
GUNVALDmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
GUOm & fChinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
GURDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
GURGENmArmenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
GURMEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
GÜRSELmTurkish
Means "flowing water" in Turkish.
GURUTZmBasque
Means "cross" in Basque.
GUS (2)mGreek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
GUSTAAFmDutch
Dutch form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAFmSwedish, German
Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Possibly means "staff of the Goths", derived from the Old Norse elements Gautr "Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name GOSTISLAV. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
GUSTAVEmFrench
French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
GUSTAVOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVSmLatvian
Latvian form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAWmPolish
Polish form of GUSTAV.
GUSTImIndonesian, Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
GUSZTÁVmHungarian
Hungarian form of GUSTAV.
GUÐMUNDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUDMUND.
GUTOmWelsh
Diminutive of GRUFFUDD.
GUTXImBasque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
GUUSmDutch
Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
GÜVENÇmTurkish
Means "trust" in Turkish.
GUYmEnglish, French
Norman French form of WIDO. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels 'Guy Mannering' (1815) by Sir Walter Scott and 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854) by C. M. Yonge.
GVIDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GUIDO.
GWALCHMEImWelsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with mei "May (the month)". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend. He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from Arthurian romance.
GWALLTERmWelsh
Welsh form of WALTER.
GWANDOYAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
GWENAËLmFrench, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENNEGmBreton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
GWILmWelsh
Welsh short form of GWILYM.
GWILHERMmBreton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
GWILIMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILLYMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILYMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWRTHEYRNmAncient Celtic
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor meaning "over" and teyrn meaning "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.
GWYDIONmWelsh Mythology
Means "born of trees" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, Gwydion was the nephew of Math, and like him a powerful magician. He was the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, for whom he fashioned a wife, Blodeuwedd, out of flowers.
GWYNmWelsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEDDf & mWelsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GWYNFORmWelsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with mawr meaning "great, large".
GWYNNmWelsh
Variant of GWYN.
GWYTHYRmWelsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYATSOmTibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho) meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
GYEONGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
GYÖRGYmHungarian
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
GYŐZŐmHungarian
Means "victor" in Hungarian.
GYULAmHungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.
GYURImHungarian
Diminutive of GYÖRGY.
HAAMIDmArabic
Variant transcription of HAMID (2).
HABACUCmBiblical Latin
Latin form of HABAKKUK used in some versions of the Vulgate.
HABAKKUKmBiblical
From the Hebrew name חֲבַקּוּק (Chavaqquq) meaning "embrace", from the root חָבַק (chavaq). In the Old Testament this is one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Habakkuk.
HABIBmArabic
Means "beloved, darling" in Arabic.
HABIBULLAHmArabic
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).
HACHIROmJapanese
Variant transcription of HACHIROU.
HACHIROUmJapanese
From Japanese (hachi) meaning "eight" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the eighth son. Other kanji combinations are also possible.
HADADmNear Eastern Mythology
Possibly derived from a Semitic root meaning "thunder". Hadad was the Semitic god of thunder and storms, often called Ba'al.
HADARf & mHebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek ‘Αιδης (Haides), derived from αιδης (aides) meaning "unseen". In Greek mythology Hades was the dark god of the underworld, which was also called Hades. His brother was Zeus and his wife was Persephone.
HADImArabic, Persian
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
HADİmTurkish
Turkish form of HADI.
HADLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "heather field" in Old English.
HADRIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Hadrianus, which meant "from Hadria" in Latin. Hadria was the name of two Roman settlements. The first (modern Adria) is in northern Italy and was an important Etruscan port town. The second (modern Atri) is in central Italy and was named after the northern town. The Adriatic Sea is also named after the northern town.... [more]
HADRIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of HADRIAN.
HADRIENmFrench
French variant form of ADRIAN.
HADUBERTmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements hadu "battle" and beraht "bright".
HADUFUNSmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and funs "ready".
HAFEEZmArabic
Variant transcription of HAFIZ.
HAFIZmArabic
Means "custodian, guardian" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحفيظ (al-Hafiz) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAGEN (1)mGerman, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther. He killed the hero Siegfried by luring him onto a hunting expedition and then stabbing him with a javelin in his one vulnerable spot.
HAGEN (2)mDanish
Danish form of HÅKON.
HAGGAImBiblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew, from the root חָגַג (chagag). This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He was the author of the Book of Haggai, which urges the exiles returning from Babylonia to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
HAGOPmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of HAKOB.
HẢImVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hải) meaning "sea, ocean".
HAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
HAIDARmArabic
Means "lion" in Arabic. This was another name of Ali, the husband of Fatimah the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAIDERmArabic
Variant transcription of HAIDAR.
HAIGmArmenian
Variant transcription of HAYK.
HAIKmArmenian
Variant transcription of HAYK.
HAIMmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAIMOmAncient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element heim meaning "home".
HA-JUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (ha) meaning "summer, great, grand" combined with (jun) meaning "approve, permit". This name can be formed by other hanja characters as well.
HÅKANmSwedish
Swedish form of Hákon (see HÅKON).
HAKANmTurkish
Means "emperor, ruler" in Turkish.
HAKEEMmArabic
Variant transcription of HAKIM. A famous bearer is Nigerian-born former basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon (1963-).
HAKIMmArabic
Means "wise" in Arabic.
HAKOBmArmenian
Armenian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
HÁKONmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
HÅKONmNorwegian
Modern Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Hákon, which meant "high son" from "high" and konr "son, descendant". This was the name of seven kings of Norway.
HALmEnglish
Medieval diminutive of HARRY.
HALDORmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallþórr, which meant "Thor's rock" from hallr "rock" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
HALE (2)mEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "nook, retreat" from Old English healh.
HÁLFDANmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HALFDAN.
HALFDANmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hálfdan, composed of the elements hálfr "half" and Danr "Dane", originally a nickname for a person who was half Danish.
HALİLmTurkish
Turkish form of KHALIL.
HALILmAlbanian
Albanian form of KHALIL.
HALİMmTurkish
Turkish form of HALIM.
HALIMmArabic
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HALİTmTurkish
Turkish form of KHALID.
HALLmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Old English heall "manor, hall", originally belonging to a person who lived or worked in a manor.
HALLAMmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning either "at the rocks" or "at the nook" in Old English.
HALLBJÖRNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear".
HALLDÓRmIcelandic
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
HALLE (1)mNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Halli, a diminutive of names containing the element hallr meaning "rock".
HALLRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse hallr meaning "rock".
HALSTEINmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallsteinn, derived from the elements hallr "rock" and steinn "stone".
HALSTENmSwedish
Old Swedish form of Hallsteinn (see HALSTEIN).
HALUKmTurkish
Means "good nature" in Turkish.
HALVARmSwedish
Swedish form of HALVARD.
HALVARDmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".
HAMmBiblical
Means "hot, warm" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Ham is one of Noah's three sons, along with Shem and Japheth. He was the ancestor of the Egyptians and Canaanites.
HAMAmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
From Old English ham meaning "home". This is the name of a Gothic warrior, who appears with his companion of Wudga in some Anglo-Saxon tales (briefly in 'Beowulf').
HAMANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning uncertain, of Persian origin. In the Book of Esther in the Old Testament Haman, called the Agagite, is an adviser to the Persian king. He plots to have all the Jews in the realm executed, but is foiled by Queen Esther.
HAMEDmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of HAMID (2).
HAMEEDmArabic
Variant transcription of HAMID (1).
HAMID (1)mArabic, Persian
Means "praiseworthy, praised" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMID (2)mArabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMILCARmAncient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.
HAMILTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". The surname was originally taken from the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). A famous bearer of the surname was Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), a founding father of the United States who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr.
HAMISHmScottish
Anglicized form of a Sheumais, the vocative case of SEUMAS.
HAMİTmTurkish
Turkish form of HAMID (1).
HAMLETmLiterature, Armenian
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.
HAMMONDmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from either the Germanic given name Haimund which meant "home protection" or else from the Old Norse given name Hámundr which meant "high protection".
HAMMURABImAncient Near Eastern, History
From the Akkadian name Hammu-rapi, possibly derived from Amorite meaning "uncle is a healer". This was the name of an 18th-century BC king of Babylon who conquered Sumer and Akkad. He is also known for devising a written code of laws.
HAMNETmEnglish (Archaic)
Diminutive of HAMO. This was the name of a son of Shakespeare who died in childhood. His death may have provided the inspiration for his father's play 'Hamlet'.
HAMOmMedieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HAMPUSmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HAMZAmArabic
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.
HANAN (1)mBiblical
Means "gracious" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
HANANIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANEULm & fKorean
Means "heaven, sky" in Korean.
HANImArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HANIFmArabic
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
HANKmEnglish
Originally a short form of Hankin which was a medieval diminutive of JOHN. Since the 17th century in the United States this name has also been used as a diminutive of HENRY, probably under the influence of the Dutch diminutive HENK. A famous bearer is the American former baseball player Hank Aaron (1934-).
HANKEmDutch
Dutch diminutive of JOHAN.
HANNmMedieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HANNE (1)f & mDanish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HANNIBALmAncient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
HANNUmFinnish
Finnish diminutive of JOHANNES.
HANSmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian short form of JOHANNES. Two famous bearers were Hans Holbein (1497-1543), a Renaissance portrait painter from Germany, and Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), a Danish writer of fairy tales.
HÀOmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hào) meaning "brave, heroic".
HAPPYf & mEnglish (Rare)
From the English word happy.
HARALAMBmRomanian
Romanian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMBImBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMPImBulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Scandinavian and German cognate of HAROLD. This was the name of several kings of Norway and Denmark.
HARALDURmIcelandic
Icelandic cognate of HAROLD.
HARANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "hill, mountain" in Hebrew. This is the name of the brother of Abraham and father of Lot in the Old Testament.
HARDEEPmIndian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
HARDINGmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name HEARD. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HARDMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMANN.
HARDMODmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMUT.
HARDUWICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIG.
HARDWINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTWIN.
HARDYmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Middle English hardi "brave, hardy".
HARELmHebrew
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Old Testament this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).
HARENDRAmIndian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARImHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HARIBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERBERT.
HARIMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMAN.
HARINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of HARENDRA used by Sikhs.
HARIS (1)mBosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HARIS (2)m & fGreek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARISHAmHinduism
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) meaning "monkey" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu.
HARITHmArabic
Means "plowman, cultivator" in Arabic.
HARIWALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HARIWINImAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERWIN.
HARLANmEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name meaning "hare land" in Old English. In America it has sometimes been given in honour of Supreme Court justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911).
HARLANDmEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of HARLAN.
HARLEYm & fEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing".
HARLOWf & mEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name which was derived from Old English hær "rock" or here "army", combined with hlaw "hill".
HARMmDutch
Dutch short form of HERMAN.
HARMONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name HERMAN.
HAROLDmEnglish
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England. This was the name of five kings of Norway and three kings of Denmark. It was also borne by two kings of England, both of whom were from mixed Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon backgrounds, including Harold II who lost the Battle of Hastings (and was killed in it), which led to the Norman conquest. After the conquest the name died out, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century.
HAROLDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HAROONmUrdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HAROUNmArabic
Variant transcription of HARUN.
HARPERf & mEnglish
From an Old English surname which originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps. A notable bearer was the American author Harper Lee (1926-2016), who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
HARRImFinnish, Welsh
Finnish and Welsh form of HARRY.
HARRISmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name HARRY.
HARRISONmEnglish
From an English surname which meant "son of HARRY". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer.
HARRYmEnglish
Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books, first released in 1997.
HARSHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHAmIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 7th-century emperor of northern India. He was also noted as an author.
HARSHADmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHALmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARTAmIndonesian
Means "wealth, treasure, property" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit अर्थ (artha).
HARTLEYmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "hart clearing" in Old English.
HARTMANNmGerman
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HARTMUTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIGmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWINmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HARUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HARUKAf & mJapanese
From Japanese (haruka) meaning "distant, remote". It can also come from (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (ka) meaning "flower, blossom" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Additionally, other kanji combinations can form this name.
HARUKImJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HARUNmArabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HARUTOmJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HARVEmEnglish
Short form of HARVEY.
HARVEYmEnglish
From the Breton given name Haerviu, which meant "battle worthy", from haer "battle" and viu "worthy". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton hermit who is the patron saint of the blind. Settlers from Brittany introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. During the later Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
HARVIEmEnglish
Variant of HARVEY.
HASANmArabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASDRUBALmAncient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.
HASHEMmPersian
Persian form of HASHIM.
HASHIMmArabic
Means "crusher, breaker" in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.
HASIBmArabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HAŞİMmTurkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASIMmArabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASİPmTurkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HASKELmYiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
HASSANmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HASSEmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of HANS.
HASSOmGerman
German diminutive of HADUBERT.
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