Masculine Names

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AIMÉ   m   French
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see AMY).
AIMO   m   Finnish
Means "generous amount" in Finnish.
AINDREA   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ANDREW.
AINDRÉAS   m   Irish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINDRIÚ   m   Irish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINEIAS   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of AENEAS.
AINGERU   m   Basque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AINSLEY   f & m   Scottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
AIOLOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.
AITHAN   m   Biblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
AITOR   m   Basque
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
AJAX   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αιας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αιαστης (aiastes) "mourner" or αια (aia) "earth, land". In Greek mythology this was the name of two of the heroes who fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, the son of Telamon and the son of Oileus. When the armour of the slain hero Achilles was not given to Ajax Telamonian, he became mad with jealousy and killed himself.
AJAY   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AYDIN.
AJEET   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant transcription of AJIT.
AJIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "unconquered, invincible", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जित (jita) meaning "conquered". This is a name of the gods Shiva and Vishnu, and of a future Buddha.
AJITH   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of AJIT.
AKACHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKAKI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
AKAKIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from α (a), a negative prefix, combined with κακη (kake) "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
AKAMU   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADAM.
AKASH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKBAR   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
ÅKE   m   Swedish
Swedish form of ÁKI.
AKEEM   m   African American
Perhaps a variant of HAKIM.
AKHENATON   m   Ancient Egyptian
Possibly means "spirit of ATON" in Egyptian. Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton. He changed his name from Amenhotep IV in order to honour the god. After his death polytheism resumed.
AKHIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKHMAD   m   Chechen
Chechen form of AHMAD.
ÁKI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
AKI (1)   m   Finnish
Short form of JOAKIM.
AKIBA   m   Hebrew
Form of YAAKOV. Akiba ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
AKIM   m   Russian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
AKIO   m   Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "bright, luminous" combined with (o) meaning "man, husband", (o) meaning "male" or (o) meaning "hero, manly". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKIRA   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
AKIVA   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AKIBA.
AKONI   m   Hawaiian
Short form of ANAKONI.
ÁKOS   m   Hungarian
Possibly of Turkish origin meaning "white falcon".
AKPOFURE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKRAM   m   Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
AKSEL   m   Danish, Norwegian
Variant of AXEL.
AKSELI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of AXEL.
AKSHAY   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AKU   m   Finnish
Short form of AUKUSTI.
AKUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
AL   m   English
Short form of ALBERT and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
ALA   m   Arabic
Means "excellence, elevation" in Arabic.
ALA AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "excellence of religion" from Arabic علاء ('ala) "excellence, elevation" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith". This was the name of several sultans of Delhi.
ALAATTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALADDIN   m   Literature
Anglicized form of ALA AL-DIN. This is the name of a mischievous boy in one of the tales of 'The 1001 Nights'. He is trapped in a cave by a magician but escapes with the help of a genie.
ALAIN   m   French
French form of ALAN.
ALAJOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALOYSIUS.
AL-AMIR   m   Arabic (Rare)
Means "the commander, the prince" in Arabic. This was the name of a 10th-century Fatimid imam.
ALAN   m   English, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.... [more]
ALAOIS   m   Irish
Irish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ADALHARD.
ALARIC   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Alareiks which meant "ruler of all", derived from the Germanic element ala "all" combined with ric "ruler, power". This was the name of a king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome in the 5th century.
ALASDAIR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTAIR   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALASTAR   m   Irish
Irish form of ALEXANDER.
ALBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of ALBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Albert.
ALBAN   m   German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
ALBANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
ALBANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of ALBAN.
ALBERICH   m   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
ALBERICO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALBERICH.
ALBERT   m   English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
ALBERTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALBERT.
ALBERTE (1)   m   Galician
Galician form of ALBERT.
ALBERTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALBERT.
ALBERTUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Adalbert (see ALBERT).
ALBINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALBINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of ALBUS. Saint Albinus (also called Aubin) was a 6th-century bishop of Angers in Brittany.
ALBOIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Form of ALFWIN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.
ALBORZ   m   Persian
From the name of a mountain range (of unknown etymology) in northern Iran.
ALBRECHT   m   German
German cognate of ALBERT.
ALBUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
ALBY   m   Irish
Anglicized masculine form of AILBHE.
ALCAEUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκαιος (Alkaios), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength". This was the name of a 7th-century BC lyric poet from the island of Lesbos.
ALCIBIADES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκιβιαδης (Alkibiades), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and βια (bia) "force" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war.
ALCIDE   m   Italian
Italian form of ALCIDES.
ALCIDES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Αλκειδης (Alkeides), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.
ALDEBRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements ald meaning "old" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.
ALDEGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of OLEGARIO.
ALDEN   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.
ALDÉRIC   m   French
Variant of ALDRIC.
ALDERT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of a Germanic name, either ALDHARD or ADALHARD.
ALDHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and hard "brave, hardy".
ALDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosian form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
ALDOUS   m   English (Rare)
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.
ALDRIC   m   French, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
ALDUS   m & f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALDWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and win "friend".
ALE (1)   m & f   Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALE (2)   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ALEC   m   English
Short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ALED   m   Welsh
From the name of a Welsh river, of uncertain meaning.
ÁLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OLAF.
ALEIX   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ALEXIS.
ALEIXO   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEJANDRO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEJO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKS   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish
Short form of ALEKSEY or ALEKSANDR.
ALEKSANDR   m   Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEKSANDRAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRU   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSEI   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEKSEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSEY   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALEKSI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSY   m   Polish
Polish form of ALEXIS.
ALEM   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of ALIM.
ALEMAYEHU   m & f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
ALEN   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
ALEŠ   m   Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
ALESANDER   m   Basque
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
ALESSANDRO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
ALESSIO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALEXIS.
ÀLEX   m   Catalan
Catalan short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEX   m & f   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDR   m   Czech
Czech form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRE   m   French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
ALEXANDROS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXEI   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXEJ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALEXEY   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ALEXIUS.
ALEXIS   m & f   German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALEXIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξιος (Alexios), a derivative of Αλεξις (see ALEXIS). This was the name of five Byzantine emperors. It was also borne by a 5th-century Syrian saint who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ALF (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
ALF (2)   m   English
Short form of ALFRED.
ALF (3)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ADOLF.
ALFARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ALVAR.
ALFBERN   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and bern "bear".
ALFEO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALPHAEUS.
ALFHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hard "brave, hardy".
ALFHER   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of ALVAR).
ALFIE   m   English
Diminutive of ALFRED.
ALFONS   m   German, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Polish form of ALFONSO.
ALFONSO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see ILDEFONSO), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. This was the name of six kings of Portugal and kings of several ancient regions of Spain.
ALFONZ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ALFONSO.
ALFR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ALF (1).
ALFRÉD   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALFRED.
ALFRED   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His fame helped to ensure the usage of this name even after the Norman conquest, when most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. It became rare by the end of the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 18th century.... [more]
ALFREDAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALFRED.
ALFREDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
ALFWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alf "elf" and win "friend".
ALGAR   m   English (Rare)
Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman conquest, being absorbed by similar-sounding names and Norman and Scandinavian cognates. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
ALGER   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name ALGAR.
ALGERNON   m   English
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from aux gernons "having a moustache", which was applied to William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror. It was first used a given name in the 15th century (for a descendant of William de Percy).
'ALI   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ALI (1).
ALI (1)   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ALİ   m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ALI (1).
ALIAKSANDR   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXANDER.
ALIAKSEI   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXIS.
ALIKHAN   m   Kazakh
Combination of ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan which means "ruler, leader".
ALİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ALIM.
ALIM   m   Arabic, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
ALIMJAN   m   Uyghur
Uyghur elaboration of ALIM using the suffix جان (jan) meaning "dear".
ALIN   m   Romanian
Possibly a Romanian masculine form of ALINA. Alternatively it may derive from Romanian alina "to soothe".
ALINAFE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
ALIPRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alja meaning "other, foreign" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire".
ALISHER   m   Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik
Combination of ALI (1) and SHER.
ALISTAIR   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALISTER   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALJAŽ   m   Slovene
Derived from a Slovene surname, which is of unknown meaning.
ALJOŠA   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ALYOSHA.
ALKAIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCAEUS.
ALKE   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ALKEIDES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALCIDES.
ALKIBIADES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ALCIBIADES.
ALKIVIADIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALLAH   m   Theology
Derived from Arabic الإله (al-ilah) meaning "the deity". It is primarily used to refer to the Islamic God, though it was originally used by pre-Islamic Arabs, and is sometimes used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews.
ALLAN   m   English, Scottish
Variant of ALAN. The American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) got his middle name from the surname of the parents who adopted him.
ALLARD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ADALHARD.
ALLE   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ALLEN   m   English, Scottish
Variant of ALAN. A famous bearer of this name was Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), an American beat poet. Another is the American film director and actor Woody Allen (1935-), who took the stage name Allen from his real first name.
ALLON   m   Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALLY (2)   m   Scottish
Diminutive of ALISTAIR.
ALLYN   m   English
Variant of ALAN.
ALMAS   f & m   Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALMIR (1)   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ALMIRO.
ALMIR (2)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AL-AMIR.
ALMIRO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ADELMAR.
ALMOG   m & f   Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ÁLMOS   m   Hungarian
Means "sleepy, dreamy" in Hungarian. This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the father of a great nation.
ALOIS   m   German, Czech
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOÍSIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOISIO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZ   m   Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIJE   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZY   m   Polish
Polish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALON   m   Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALONSO   m   Spanish
Spanish variant of ALFONSO.
ALONZO   m   Italian
Italian variant of ALFONSO.
ALOYS   m   Medieval Occitan
Medieval Occitan form of LOUIS.
ALOYSIUS   m   English
Latinized form of Aloys, an old Occitan form of LOUIS. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint, Aloysius Gonzaga. The name has been in occasional use among Catholics since his time.
ALP   m   Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish.
ALPERTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALBERT.
ALPHA   f & m   English
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
ALPHAEUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Αλφαιος (Alphaios), the Greek form of a Hebrew name that meant "changing". In the New Testament this is the name of the fathers of the apostles James and Levi.
ALPHAIOS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ALPHAEUS.
ALPHEGE   m   History
Middle English form of ÆLFHEAH.
ALPHONSE   m   French
French form of ALFONSO.
ALPHONSO   m   English
Variant of ALFONSO.
ALPHONSUS   m   History
Latinized form of ALFONSO. This name was borne by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, an 18th-century Italian bishop who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church.
ALPHONZO   m   English (Rare)
Uncommon variant of ALFONSO.
ALPIN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ailpein, possibly derived from a Pictish word meaning "white". This was the name of two kings of Dál Riata and two kings of the Picts in the 8th and 9th centuries.
ALTAIR   m   Astronomy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "the flyer" in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Aquila.
ALTAN   m   Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
ALTE (2)   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald meaning "old".
ALTER   m   Yiddish
Means "old" in Yiddish. This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.
ALTON   m   English
From an Old English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town at the source of the river".
ALTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALBERT.
ALTWIDUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
ALUN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of ALAN. This name appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
ALV   m   Norwegian
Variant of ALF (1).
ALVA (2)   m   English
Variant of ALVAH. A famous bearer of this name was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
ALVAH   m   Biblical
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.
ALVAR   m   Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
ÁLVARO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of a Germanic name, perhaps ALFHER. Verdi used this name in his opera 'The Force of Destiny' (1862).
ALVIN   m   English
From a medieval form of any of the Old English names ÆLFWINE, ÆÐELWINE or EALDWINE. It was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname which was derived from the Old English names.
ALVIS   m   Norse Mythology
Means "all wise" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
ALVISE   m   Italian
Venetian form of LOUIS.
ALWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From either of the two Germanic names ALFWIN or ADALWIN.
ALWYN   m   Welsh
From the name of the River Alwen in Wales.
ALYOSHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
AMABILIS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lovable". Saint Amabilis was a 5th-century priest in Riom, central France.
AMABLE   m   French (Archaic)
French form of AMABILIS.
AMADEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of AMADEUS.
AMADEO   m   Italian
Italian variant of AMADEUS. This was the name of a 19th-century king of Spain (born in Italy).
AMADEUS   m   Late Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMADI (1)   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "free man" in Igbo.
AMADI (2)   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
AMADO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AMATUS.
AMADOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AMATOR.
AMAL (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
AMAL (2)   m   Biblical
Means "work" in Hebrew. This was the name of an Asherite in the Old Testament.
AMALBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements amal meaning "work, labour" and beraht meaning "bright".
AMALRIC   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements amal meaning "work, labour" and ric meaning "power". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
AMANCIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AMANTIUS.
AMAND   m   German
German form of AMANDUS.
AMANDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMANDO   m   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of AMANDUS.
AMANDUS   m   Late Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
AMANTIUS   m   Late Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
AMAR (1)   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
AMAR (2)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of 'AMMAR.
AMARDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMARIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has said" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
AMARJEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
'AMARYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
AMATO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATUS.
AMATOR   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lover (of God)". Saint Amator was a 5th-century bishop of Auxerre.
AMATORE   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATOR.
AMATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "beloved". The 7th-century Saint Amatus was the first abbot of Remiremont Abbey.
AMAURY   m   French
French form of AMALRIC.
AMBAKOUM   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of HABAKKUK.
AMBRAM   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AMRAM.
AMBROGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of AMBROGIO.
AMBROGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROISE   m   French
French form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROOS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSE   m   English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
AMBROSI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBRÓSIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of AMBROSE.
AMBROŽ   m   Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROZIJE   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROŻY   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBRUS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMÉ   m   Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉ.
AMÉDÉE   m   French
French form of AMADEUS.
AMEDEO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMADEUS. A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), an Italian chemist most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number. Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
AMEL (1)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of AMAL (1).
AMENEMHET   m   Ancient Egyptian
Means "AMON is foremost" in Egyptian. This was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs, including the founder of the 12th dynasty.
AMENHOTEP   m   Ancient Egyptian
From the Egyptian Ymnhtp meaning "peace of Amon", derived from the name of the Egyptian god AMON combined with htp "peace, satisfaction". This was the name of four pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Amenhotep III, known as the Magnificent, who ruled over Egypt during a time of great prosperity.
AMEQRAN   m   Northern African, Berber
Means "eldest" in Tamazight.
AMÉRICO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AMERIGO.
AMERIGO   m   Italian
Medieval Italian form of EMMERICH. Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) was the Italian explorer who gave the continent of America its name (from Americus, the Latin form of his name).
AMERY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of EMERY.
AMETS   m & f   Basque
Means "dream" in Basque.
AMHLAIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish form of OLAF.
AMHLAOIBH   m   Irish
Irish form of OLAF.
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