Masculine Names

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HRISTIJAN m Macedonian
Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
HRISTO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFOR m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRÓALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ROALD.
HRÓARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf with the name Hroðgar.
HRODEBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROBERT.
HRODERICH m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RODERICK.
HRODGER m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODLAND m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRODULF m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HRŒREKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hroderich (see RODERICK).
HROLF m Ancient Germanic
Contracted form of HRODULF.
HROÐGAR m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem Beowulf this is the name of the Danish king.
HRÓÐGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER).
HRÓÐÓLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF).
HROÐULF m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). This name appears in Beowulf belonging to the nephew of Hroðgar.
HRUODNAND m Ancient Germanic
Possible Germanic form of ROLAND.
HRVOJE m Croatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
HRYHORIY m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
HUA f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, Chinese" or (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
HUAN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huān) meaning "happy, pleased", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
HUANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "bright, shining, luminous" (which is usually only masculine) or (huáng) meaning "phoenix" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
HUANGDI m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "yellow" and () meaning "god, emperor". This is the Chinese name for the Yellow Emperor, a mythical ruler and deity who is said to have reigned in the 3rd millennium BC. He is regarded as the ancestor of the Chinese people.
HUANGLONG m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "yellow" and (lóng) meaning "dragon". This is the Chinese name for the Yellow Dragon, who is considered the animal form of the mythical Yellow Emperor Huangdi.
HUBERT m English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the Middle Ages but was revived in the 19th century.
HUBRECHT m Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch variant of HUBERT.
HUDDE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of HUGH or possibly RICHARD.
HUDSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of HUDDE". A famous bearer of the surname was the English explorer Henry Hudson (1570-1611).
HUEY m English
Variant of HUGHIE.
HUG m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of HUGH.
HUGH m English
From the Germanic element hug, meaning "heart, mind, spirit". It was common among Frankish and French nobility, being borne by Hugh Capet, a 10th-century king of France who founded the Capetian dynasty. The Normans brought the name to England and it became common there, even more so after the time of the 12th-century bishop Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who was known for his charity. This was also the name of kings of Cyprus and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. The name is used in Ireland and Scotland as the Anglicized form of Aodh and Ùisdean.
HUGHARD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HUGHIE m English
Diminutive of HUGH.
HUGLEIKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from hugr "heart, mind, spirit" and leikr "play".
HUGO m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of HUGH. As a surname it has belonged to the French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), the writer of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables.
HUGUBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUBERT.
HUGUES m French
French form of HUGH.
HUGUO m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HUGH.
HUI f & m Chinese
From Chinese (huì) meaning "intelligent, wise" (which is usually only feminine), (huī) meaning "brightness", besides other characters that are pronounced similarly.
HUITZILOPOCHTLI m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "southern hummingbird" or "left-handed hummingbird" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the god of the sun and war. He was a patron deity of the city of Tenochtitlan (at the site of modern Mexico City).
HULDERIC m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hulda "merciful, graceful" and ric "ruler, mighty". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Ulrich.
HUMBERT m French, German (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
HUMBERTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HUMBERT.
HUMPHREY m English
Means "peaceful warrior" from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and frid "peace". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hunfrith, and it was regularly used through the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the American actor Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), who starred in The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca.
HUNBERCT m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMBERT.
HUNFRID m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of HUMPHREY.
HÙNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hùng) meaning "brave, manly".
HUNOR m Hungarian
Derived from the ethnic term Hun, which refers to the nomadic people from Central Asia who expanded into Europe in the 4th century. The word Hun is from Latin Hunnus, which is possibly of Turkic origin. According to medieval Hungarian legend, the brothers Hunor and Magor were the ancestors of the Huns and the Magyars (Hungarians) respectively.
HUNTER m & f English
From an occupational English surname for a hunter, derived from Old English hunta. A famous bearer was the eccentric American journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005).
HURI m Biblical
Means "linen weaver" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Abihail in the Old Testament.
HURŞİT m Turkish
Turkish form of KHURSHID.
HUSAIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HUSAM m Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HUSAYN m Arabic
Diminutive of HASAN. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein) was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. His older brother was named Hasan. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims, which continues to this day. In more recent times this was the name of a king of Jordan (1935-1999).
HUSEIN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of HUSAYN.
HUSÊN m Kurdish
Kurdish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYİN m Turkish
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
HÜSEYN m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of HUSAYN.
HUSNI m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُسْن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HÜSNÜ m Turkish
Turkish form of HUSNI.
HUSSAIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HUSSEIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HỮU m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (hữu) meaning "friend, companion".
HUUB m Dutch
Dutch short form of HUBERT.
HUW m Welsh
Welsh form of HUGH.
HUXLEY m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from the name of a town in Cheshire. The final element is Old English leah "woodland, clearing", while the first element might be hux "insult, scorn". A famous bearer of the surname was the British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).
HVARE KHSHAETA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of KHURSHID.
HWAN m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous" or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character.
HYACINTHE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
HYACINTHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by the god Apollo, who mournfully caused this flower to arise from his blood. The name was also borne by several early saints, notably a 3rd-century martyr who was killed with his brother Protus.
HYAM m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
HYDER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
HYE m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hye) meaning "bright, intelligent" or other characters that are pronounced in the same way. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character. A notable bearer was a 6th-century king of Baekje.
HYEON m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or other characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
HYEON-JEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "shine, glitter" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-JU f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYEON-U m Korean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" or (hyeon) meaning "manifest, clear" combined with (u) meaning "divine intervention, protection" or (u) meaning "rain". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYGINOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of HYGINUS.
HYGINUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Υγινος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ‘υγιεινος (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYMAN m Jewish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish מאַן (man) meaning "man".
HYMIE m Jewish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
HYNEK m Czech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
HYPATOS m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
HYPERION m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) meaning "over". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan who presided over the sun and light. By Theia he was the father of the sun god Helios, the moon goddess Selene, and the dawn goddess Eos.
HYRUM m English (Rare)
Variant of HIRAM. This name was borne by Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), an early leader within the Mormon Church.
HYUN m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see HYEON).
HYUN-JOO f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see HYEON-JU).
HYUN-JUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현정 (see HYEON-JEONG).
HYUN-WOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현우 (see HYEON-U).
HYWEL m Welsh
Means "eminent" in Welsh. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Wales.
IACCHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the solemn name of the Greek god Dionysos as used in the Eleusinian mysteries.
IACHIN m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JACHIN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IACOB m Romanian
Romanian form of JACOB.
IACOBUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JACOB.
IACOMUS m Late Roman
Late Latin form of JAMES.
IACOPO m Italian
Variant of JACOPO.
IAFETH m Biblical Latin
Form of JAPHETH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IAGAN m Scottish
Possibly a variant of Aodhagán, a diminutive of AODH.
IAGO m Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy Othello (1603).
IAH m Egyptian Mythology
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.
IAHMESU m Ancient Egyptian (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AHMOSE.
IAIN m Scottish
Scottish form of JOHN.
IAIR m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JAIR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAIROS m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of JAIRUS.
IAIRUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JAIRUS.
IAKOB m Georgian
Georgian form of JACOB.
IAKOBOS m Biblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
IAKOPA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JACOB.
IAKOVOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IAKOVU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of JACOB.
IAN m Scottish, English
Scottish form of JOHN.
IANCU m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IANTO m Welsh
Diminutive of IFAN.
IANUARIUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
IANUS m Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IAPETOS m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) meaning "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
IAPETUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.
IAPHETH m Biblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IARED m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IARFHLAITH m Irish
Composed of the Irish elements ior, of unknown meaning, and flaith "lord". Saint Iarfhlaith was a 6th-century bishop from Galway, Ireland.
IB m Danish
Danish diminutive of JAKOB.
IBAI m Basque
Means "river" in Basque.
IBÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of IBAN.
IBAN m Basque
Basque variant form of JOHN.
IBRAGIM m Chechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHEEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
ÎBRAHÎM m Kurdish
Kurdish form of ABRAHAM.
İBRAHİM m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIM m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Albanian
Form of ABRAHAM in several languages.
IBRAHIMA m Western African
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
IBRO m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of IBRAHIM.
ICARUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ικαρος (Ikaros), of unknown meaning. In Greek myth Icarus was the son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth by Minos. They escaped from the maze using wings devised from wax, but Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, plunging him to his death.
ICHABOD m Biblical
Means "no glory" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the grandson of Eli and the son of Phinehas. This name was also used by Washington Irving for Ichabod Crane, the main character in his short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820).
ICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIRŌ).
ICHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ichi) meaning "one" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the first son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
ICHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIRŌ).
IDAN m Hebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
'IDDO m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IDDO.
IDDO m Biblical
From the Hebrew name עִדּוֹ ('Iddo), possibly derived from עָדָה ('adah) meaning "to pass, to continue". This is the name of a few characters in the Old Testament, including an obscure prophet who lived during the reign of Solomon and the grandfather of the prophet Zechariah.
IDIR m Northern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IDO m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of IDDO.
IDOWU m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
İDRİS m Turkish
Turkish form of IDRIS (1).
IDRIS (1) m Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
IDRIS (2) m Welsh
Means "ardent lord" from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with ris "ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive".
IDWAL m Welsh
Means "lord of the wall", derived from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with gwal "wall, rampart".
IEFAN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IEPHTHAE m Biblical Greek
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEPTHAE m Biblical Latin
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IEREMAHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IERONIMUS m Late Roman
Medieval Latin form of JEROME.
IESOUS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSHUA and JESUS.
IESTYN m Welsh
Welsh form of JUSTIN.
IESUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Iesous (see JESUS).
IEUAN m Welsh
Old Welsh form of JOHN.
IEZEKIEL m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of EZEKIEL.
IFA m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IFAN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IFIOK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IGGY m English
Diminutive of IGNATIUS.
IGNAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÁC m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAC m Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACE m French
French form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIJ m Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACY m Polish
Polish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASI m Catalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAT m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIOS m Greek
Greek form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIUS m Late Roman
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by Emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.
IGNATIY m Russian
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATZ m German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÀTZIU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZ m German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZIO m Italian
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
IGON m Basque
Means "ascension" in Basque.
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
IHAB m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHAR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of IGOR.
IHOR m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IGOR.
İHSAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IHSAN.
IHSAN m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IIKKA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IIRO m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IISAKKI m Finnish
Finnish form of ISAAC.
IIVARI m Finnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of IVOR.
IIVO m Finnish
Finnish form of IVOR.
IJSBRAND m Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements is "ice, iron" and brand "sword".
IKAIA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ISAIAH.
IKAIKA m Hawaiian
Means "strong" in Hawaiian.
IKAROS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of ICARUS.
İKBAL m Turkish
Turkish form of IQBAL.
IKE m English
Diminutive of ISAAC. This was the nickname of the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), based on the initial sound of his surname.
IKENNA m Western African, Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
IKER m Basque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
IKRAAM f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see IKRAM).
IKRAM f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
ILAI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ILAN m Hebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ILAR m Welsh
Welsh form of HILARIUS.
ILARI m Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
ILARIO m Italian
Italian form of HILARIUS.
ILARION m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of HILARION.
ILBERT m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name HILDEBERT.
İLDAR m Tatar
Tatar form of ELDAR.
ILDEFONSO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.
ILE m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ILIJA.
İLHAM m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ILHAM.
ILHAM m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
İLHAMİ m Turkish
Turkish form of ILHAM.
İLHAN m Turkish
From the Mongolian title il-Khan meaning "subordinate Khan", which was first adopted by Genghis Khan's grandson Hulagu, who ruled a kingdom called the Ilkhanate that stretched from modern Iran to eastern Turkey.
ILIA m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья or Belarusian Ілья (see ILYA) or Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILIAS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
ILIE m Romanian
Romanian form of ELIAS.
ILIJA m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of ELIJAH, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILIR m Albanian
Means "Illyrian" in Albanian, referring to an ancient people who inhabited the Balkans.
ILIYA m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ELIJAH.
İLKAY f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
İLKER m Turkish
Means "first man" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and er "man, brave".
İLKİN m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
ILLARION m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of HILARION.
ILLÉS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIAS.
ILLIAM m Manx
Manx form of WILLIAM.
ILLTYD m Welsh
Means "multitude of land" from Welsh il "multitude" and tud "land, people". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded the abbey of Llanilltud in Glamorgan.
ILLYA m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ELIJAH.
ILMAR m Estonian
Estonian form of ILMARINEN.
ILMARI m Finnish
Short form of ILMARINEN.
ILMARINEN m Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish ilma meaning "air". Ilmarinen is an immortal smith in Finnish mythology, the creator of the sky and the magic mill known as the Sampo. He is one of the main characters in the Finnish epic the Kalevala.
ILMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ILMARINEN.
IL-SEONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.
İLSHAT m Tatar
Tatar form of ELŞAD.
ILU m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of EL, often used to refer to Anu.
ILYA m Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of ELIJAH.
İLYAS m Turkish
Turkish form of ELIJAH.
ILYAS m Arabic
Arabic form of ELIJAH.
ILYES m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إلياس (see ILYAS) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
IMAD m Arabic
Means "support" or "pillar" in Arabic.
IMAM m Arabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
IMAMU m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (imam).
IMAN f & m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic أمُنَ (amuna) meaning "to be faithful". It is typically feminine in Arabic and typically masculine in Persian.
IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IMANOL m Basque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IME (1) m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
IME (2) m & f Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen meaning "whole, universal".
IMEDA m Georgian
Derived from Georgian იმედი (imedi) meaning "hope".
IMHOTEP m Ancient Egyptian
Means "he comes in peace" in Egyptian. This was the name of the architect, priest, physician and chief minister to the pharaoh Djoser. Imhotep apparently designed the step pyramid at Saqqara, near Memphis.
IMMANUEL m German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
IMRAM m Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
IMRAN m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMRE m Hungarian
Hungarian form of EMMERICH. This was the name of an 11th-century Hungarian saint, the son of Saint Istvan. He is also known as Emeric.
IMRICH m Slovak
Slovak form of EMMERICH.
IMRUS m Hungarian
Diminutive of IMRE.
IMTIAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see IMTIYAZ).
IMTIYAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
INÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
IÑAKI m Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INAYAT m Urdu
From Arabic عناية ('inayah) meaning "care, concern".
INDERJEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ (see INDERJIT).
INDERJIT m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of INDRAJIT used by Sikhs.
INDERPAL m & f Indian (Sikh)
Means "protector of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "protector".
INDIANA f & m English
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the Indiana Jones series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
INDIGO f & m English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) meaning "Indic, from India".
INDRA m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Rigveda.
INDRAJIT m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering". In Hindu legend this is another name of Meghanada, the son of Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. He was given this name by Brahma after he defeated Indra.
INDREK m Estonian
Estonian form of HENRY.
INDRIÐI m Icelandic
Icelandic form of EINDRIDE.
INDY m Popular Culture
Diminutive of INDIANA. This is the nickname of the hero of the Indiana Jones movies, starring Harrison Ford.
ING m Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.
INGE f & m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INGEMAR m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Ingimárr, derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with mærr "famous".
INGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGE.
INGMAR m Swedish
Variant of INGEMAR. This name was borne by the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
INGO m German, Ancient Germanic
German masculine form of INGE.
INGOLF m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingólfr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with úlfr meaning "wolf".
INGRAM m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French given name ENGUERRAND.
INGULF m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of INGÓLFR.
INGVAR m Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Yngvarr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god YNGVI combined with arr meaning "warrior".
ÍÑIGO m Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.
INIGO m English (Rare)
English form of ÍÑIGO. It became well-known in Britain due to the 17th-century English architect Inigo Jones. He was named after his father, a Catholic who was named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
INIOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's time" in Ibibio.
INNES m & f Scottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.