Masculine Names

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MÓRIC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORITZ   m   German
German form of MAURICE.
MORLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning "marsh clearing".
MORPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μορφη (morphe) meaning "shape", referring to the shapes seen in dreams. In Greek mythology Morpheus was the god of dreams.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORT   m   English
Short form of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MORTEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MORTIMER   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
MORTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
MORTY   m   English
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MOSE   m   German
German variant of MOSES.
MOSES   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOSHE   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOSI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOSS   m   English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of MOSES.
MOSTAFA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MOSTYN   m   Welsh
From a Welsh place name which means "moss town" in Old English.
MOT   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "death" in Ugaritic. This was the name of the Ugaritic god of death and the lord of the netherworld. He was a son of the supreme god El.
MOTEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTYA   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUSES   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
MOYSEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
MOYSES   m   Biblical Latin
Variant Latin form of MOSES. This spelling is used in some versions of the Vulgate.
MÓZES   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MOSES.
MOZES   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MOSES.
MPHATSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MŚCISŁAW   m   Polish
Polish form of MSTISLAV.
MSTISLAV   m   Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
MTENDERE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
MUBIN   m   Arabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
MÜCAHİT   m   Turkish
Means "fighter" in Turkish.
MUDIWA   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUFADDAL   m   Arabic
Means "preferred" in Arabic.
MUHAMAD   m   Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay variant of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMED   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
MUHAMMED   m   Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
MUHAMMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHEMMET   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHSİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHSIN.
MUHSIN   m   Arabic
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
MUHTAR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUKHTAR.
MUIR   m   Scottish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "moor, fen". It also means "sea" in Scottish Gaelic.
MUIRCHERTACH   m   Irish
Means "mariner" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish high king.
MUIREADHACH   m   Irish, Scottish
Modern form of MUIREDACH.
MUIREDACH   m   Irish
Means "lord" in Irish. This was the name of several legendary and historical kings of Ireland.
MUIRIS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAURICE.
MUJO   m   Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of MUSTAFA.
MUKESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Modern form of MUKESHA.
MUKESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "ruler of Muka" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, given to him because he killed Muka, a demon in the form of a wild boar.
MUKHAMED   m   Chechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
MUKHTAR   m   Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MUKUL   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MÜMİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMIN.
MUMIN   m   Arabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
MÜMTAZ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMTAZ.
MUMTAZ   m   Arabic
Means "distinguished" in Arabic.
MUNASHE   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
MUNGO   m   Scottish
Possibly derived from Welsh mwyn "gentle, kind". This was a nickname of the 6th-century Saint Kentigern.
MÜNİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUNIR.
MUNIR   m   Arabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
MUNRO   m   Scottish
Variant of MONROE.
MUNROE   m   Scottish
Variant of MONROE.
MURAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURALI   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
MURAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MURAD.
MURCHADH   m   Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
MURDO   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIREADHACH or MURCHADH.
MURDOCH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MUIREDACH.
MURPHY   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of MURCHADH".
MURRAY   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the region in Scotland called Moray, meaning "seaboard settlement".
MURROUGH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MURCHADH.
MURTADA   m   Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MURTAGH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRCHERTACH or MUIREDACH.
MURTAZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MURTADA.
MURTAZA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MURTADA.
MURUGAN   m   Hinduism, Tamil
Possibly from a Dravidian word meaning "youth". This is the name of a Tamil war god identified with Skanda.
MUSA   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of MOSES.
MUS'AD   m   Arabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MUSCOWEQUAN   m   Native American, Cree
Means "hard quill" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
MUSTAFA   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "the chosen one" in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
MUSTAPHA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MU'TAMID   m   Arabic
Means "relying on, leaning on" in Arabic. Al-Mu'tamid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph. This was also the name of an 11th-century Abbadid ruler of Seville, who was a patron of the arts and a poet.
MU'TASIM   m   Arabic
Means "taking refuge in" in Arabic.
MWENYE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
MYEONG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
MYGHAL   m   Cornish
Cornish form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAIL   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAYLO   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MYKOLA   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
MYKOLAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
MYKYTA   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
MYLES   m   English
Variant of MILES.
MYRDDIN   m   Welsh Mythology
Original Welsh form of MERLIN.
MYRON   m   English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
MYUNG   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of MYEONG.
NABIL   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NABU   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce". This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing.
NACE   m   Slovene
Variant of IGNAC.
NACHO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of IGNACIO.
NACHUM   m   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NACIO   m   Spanish
Short form of IGNACIO.
NADAB   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
NADAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NADEEM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NADIR.
NADIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) "to drink together".
NADİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADIR   m   Arabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NAEVIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of NEVIO.
NAGENDRA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lord of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (naga) meaning "snake" (also "elephant") combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
NAGI   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NAJI.
NAGIB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NAJIB.
NAHOR   m   Biblical
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
NAHUEL   m   Native American, Mapuche
Means "jaguar" in Mapuche.
NAHUM   m   Biblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew. Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
NAİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NAIL.
NAIL   m   Arabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
NA'IM   m   Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NAİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NA'IM.
NAIRYOSANGHA   m   Persian Mythology
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.
NAJDEN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of NAYDEN.
NAJI   m   Arabic
Means "safe" in Arabic.
NAJIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NALA   m   Hinduism
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'.
NALANI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" or "the chiefs" from Hawaiian , a definite article, and lani "heaven, sky, chief".
NALDO   m   Italian
Short form of names ending in naldo.
NANABOZHO   m   New World Mythology
Means "my rabbit" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology Nanabozho (also called Wenabozho) is the name of a trickster spirit.
NAND   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
NANDO   m   Spanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NÁNDOR   m   Hungarian
Originally this was a Hungarian word referring to a Bulgarian people that lived along the Danube. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian short form of FERDINAND.
NANNA (2)   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Sumerian god of the moon. He was the son of Enlil and the husband of Ningal.
NANOOK   m   Native American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film 'Nanook of the North' (1922).
NANUK   m   Native American, Inuit
Variant of NANUQ.
NANUQ   m   Native American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAOISE   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.
NAOKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
NAOMHÁN   m   Irish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NAOMI (2)   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" and (mi) meaning "beautiful" (usually feminine) or (mi) meaning "self" (usually masculine). Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
NAOUM   m   Biblical Greek
Form of NAHUM used in the Greek Old Testament.
NAPHTALI   m   Biblical
Means "my struggle, my strife" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
NAPIER   m   English (Rare)
From an English and Scots surname which meant "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".
NAPOLÉON   m   French (Rare)
French form of NAPOLEON.
NAPOLEON   m   History, English
From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. It is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen, the name of a race of dwarfs in Germanic legend, which meant "sons of mist". Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
NAPOLEONE   m   Italian
Original Italian form of NAPOLEON. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).
NARANBAATAR   m   Mongolian
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
NARAYAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARAYANA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NARAYANAN   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NARCÍS   m   Catalan
Catalan form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NARCISSUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Ναρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
NARCYZ   m   Polish
Polish form of NARCISSUS.
NAREK   m   Armenian
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
NARENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
NARINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of NARENDRA used by Sikhs.
NARKISSOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of NARCISSUS.
NARSEH   m   Ancient Persian
Persian form of NAIRYOSANGHA.
NARSES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Persian name Narseh, which was derived from Avestan NAIRYOSANGHA. This name was borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.
NASEEM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASEER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASH   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series 'Nash Bridges'.
NASIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIR   m   Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NASSER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASSIM   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NAT   m & f   English
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATALE   m   Italian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATANAEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAELE   m   Italian
Italian form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NATANIEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Variant of NATANAEL.
NATE   m   English
Short form of NATHAN or NATHANIEL.
NATHAN   m   English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
NATHANAËL   m   French
French form of NATHANAEL.
NATHANAEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NATHANAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of NATHANAEL used in the Latin Bible.
NATHANIEL   m   English, Biblical
Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
NAUM   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAVDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
NAVEED   m   Persian, Arabic
Variant transcription of NAVID.
NAVEEN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVID   m   Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAVIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NAVNEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
NAYDEN   m   Bulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
NAZAIRE   m   French
French form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZAR   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZARENUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of NAZZARENO.
NAZARIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Late Latin name Nazarius, which meant "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived.
NAZARIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of NAZARIO.
NAZARIY   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NAZIH   m   Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZZARENO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NDIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
NEACEL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of NICHOLAS.
NEAL   m   English
Variant of NEIL.
NEBİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NABIL.
NEBO   m   Biblical
Form of NABU used in the Old Testament.
NEBOJŠA   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "NABU preserve my firstborn son". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
NECHEMYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEHEMIAH.
NECHTAN   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with NEPTUNE). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the name of several kings of the Picts.
NECULAI   m   Romanian
Romanian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NED   m   English
Diminutive of EDWARD or EDMUND. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.
NEDELCHO   m   Bulgarian
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
NEDELJKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
NEDELKO   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of NEDELJKO.
NEDILJKO   m   Croatian
Variant of NEDELJKO.
NEDİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIM.
NEDJELJKO   m   Croatian
Variant of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEELAM   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of NILAM.
NEELY   m   English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEEMIAS   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEER   m   Limburgish
Short form of RENEER.
NEERAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of NIRAJ.
NEHEMIAH   m   Biblical
Means "comforted by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
NEIFION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NEIL   m   Irish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
NEIRIN   m   Welsh
Older form of ANEIRIN.
NEJC   m   Slovene
Diminutive of JERNEJ.
NEKODA   m   Biblical
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.
NELINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUEL.
NELS   m   Danish
Danish variant of NILS.
NELSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of NEIL". It was originally given in honour of the British admiral Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he repulsed the fleet of Napoleon, but was himself killed. Another notable bearer was the South African statesman Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Mandela's birth name was Rolihlahla; as a child he was given the English name Nelson by a teacher.
NELU   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of ION (1).
NEMANJA   m   Serbian
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti "not deceiving". Alternatively it may mean "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.
NEMO   m   Literature
Means "nobody" in Latin. This was the name used by author Jules Verne for the captain of the Nautilus in his novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' (1870).
NENAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of NENAD.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NEO (2)   m   Various
From the prefix meaning "new", ultimately derived from Greek νεος (neos).
NEOFIT   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOFYTOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOPHYTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word which was derived from νεος (neos) "new" and φυτον (phyton) "plant".
NEOPTOLEMUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) "new" and πολεμος (polemos) "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
NEPTUNE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds". Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
NEPTUNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of NEPTUNE.
NEREUS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NERGÜI   m & f   Mongolian
Means "no name" in Mongolian. This name was traditionally given in order to mislead bad spirits.
NERIAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NERIO   m   Italian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NERO (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which was probably of Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigourous". It was borne most infamously by a tyrannical Roman emperor of the 1st century.
NERO (2)   m   Italian
Short form of RANIERO.
NERSES   m   Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see NARSES). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
NERVA   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
NESİM   m & f   Turkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESTOR   m   Greek Mythology, Russian
Means "homecoming" in Greek. In Homer's 'Iliad' this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies.
NESTORE   m   Italian
Italian form of NESTOR.
NESTORI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of NESTOR.
NETANYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NETHANIAH.
NETHANEEL   m   Biblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHANAEL, also used in some versions of the English-language Old Testament.
NETHANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
NETUNO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NEVAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NEVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVIL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of NEVILLE.
NEVILLE   m   English (British)
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Norman French. As a given name it is chiefly British and Australian.
NEVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
NEWT   m   English
Short form of NEWTON.
NEWTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
NEZİH   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NGẢI   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".
NGAWANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
NGỌC   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NGOZI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NGUYÊN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
NHUNG   f & m   Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NIC   m   English
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NICANOR   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νικανωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νικη (nike) "victory". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
NICCOLÒ   m   Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
NICÉPHORE   m   French
French form of NIKEPHOROS.
NICHOLAS   m   English, French
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
NIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NICK   m   English, Dutch
Short form of NICHOLAS.
NICKOLAS   m   English
Variant of NICHOLAS.
NICKOLAUS   m   German
Variant of NIKOLAUS.
NICKY   m & f   English
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICO   m   Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODÈME   m   French
French form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
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