Masculine Names

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MOCHÁN m Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch meaning "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MODESTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MODESTUS m Late Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
MODOU m Western African
Short form of MAMADOU.
MODU m History
Possibly a Middle Chinese form of the old Turkic honorific bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave". Modu Chanyu was a 3rd-century BC ruler of the Xiongnu, a people from Mongolia.
MOE (1) m English
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOERANI m & f Tahitian
From Tahitian moe "sleep" and rani "heaven, sky".
MOGENS m Danish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MOHAMED m Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi), Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see MUHAMMAD), as well as the Dhivehi form of MUHAMMAD chiefly used in Egypt and Algeria. This is also the usual Dhivehi transcription.
MOHAMMAD m Persian, Tatar, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian and Tatar form of MUHAMMAD, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu/Shahmukhi/Pashto محمّد or Bengali মুহাম্মদ (see MUHAMMAD).
MOHAMMAT m Tatar
Tatar variant of MOHAMMAD. This form is also usually transcribed Mohammad.
MOHAMMED m Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد or Bengali মুহাম্মদ (see MUHAMMAD).
MOHANA m & f Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MOHANDAS m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god MOHANA combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.
MOHINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MOIMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MOJMÍR.
MOÏSE m French
French form of MOSES.
MOISÉS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
MOISEY m Russian
Russian form of MOSES.
MOISHE m Yiddish
Yiddish form of MOSES.
MOJMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning "my" and miru meaning "peace" or "world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia.
MOKHMAD m Chechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
MOMCHIL m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) meaning "boy".
MOMIR m Serbian
Serbian form of MOJMÍR.
MONET f & m Various
From a French surname that was derived from either HAMON or EDMOND. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
MONGKUT m Thai
Means "crown" in Thai.
MONROE m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
MONTAGUE m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "pointed mountain" in French. In Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596) this is the surname of Romeo and his family.
MONTANA f & m English (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
MONTE m English
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTGOMERY m English
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
MONTY m English
Variant of MONTE.
MOOS m Dutch
Dutch short form of MOZES.
MÓR (2) m Hungarian (Archaic)
Short form of MÓRIC or a Hungarian form of MAURUS.
MOR f & m Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAN f & m Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORAY m Scottish
Variant of MURRAY.
MORCANT m Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of MORGAN (1).
MORDECAI m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
MORDECHAI m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מָרְדֳּכַי or מָרְדְּכַי (see MORDECAI).
MORDOKHAY m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORDRED m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From Welsh Medraut, possibly from Latin moderatus meaning "controlled, moderated". In Arthurian legend Mordred was the illegitimate son (in some versions nephew) of King Arthur. Mordred first appears briefly (as Medraut) in the 10th-century Annales Cambriae, but he was not portrayed as a traitor until the chronicles of the 12th-century Geoffrey of Monmouth. While Arthur is away he seduces his wife Guinevere and declares himself king. This prompts the battle of Camlann, which leads to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur.
MORENO m Italian, Spanish
Derived from Italian moro or Spanish moreno meaning "dark-skinned".
MORGAN (1) m & f Welsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
MÓRIC m Hungarian (Archaic)
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORITZ m German
German form of MAURICE.
MORLEY m English (Rare)
From a surname that 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.
MORTEZA m Persian
Persian form of MURTADA.
MORTIMER m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
MORTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
MORTY m English
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MOSE m German (Rare)
German form 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).... [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
Alternate transcription of Arabic مصطفى (see MUSTAFA).
MOSTYN m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "moss town" in Old English.
MOT m Semitic 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 (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI. This is the name of a character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964).
MOTI m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
MOTIEJUS m Lithuanian
Older Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
MOTKE m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTYA m & f Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUSES m Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
MOUSSA m Arabic, Western African
Alternate transcription of Arabic موسى (see MUSA), as well as the form commonly used in western Africa.
MOUSTAPHA m Western African
Form of MUSTAFA used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
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, Sotho
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MSTISLAV m Czech (Rare), Russian (Rare), 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.
MUBIRU m Eastern African, Ganda
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.
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, Avar
Indonesian, Malay and Avar variant of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMADKHAN m Avar
Combination of MUHAMAD and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
MUHAMED m Bosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMET m Albanian
Albanian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Uzbek, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praised, commendable" in Arabic, derived from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Islamic belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Quran. 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]
MUHAMMADU m Western African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMED m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as an alternate 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 that 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.
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.
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 Kazakh
Kazakh form of MUHAMMAD.
MUKHAMMED m Kazakh
Kazakh 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 & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinguished" in Arabic. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631).
MUNASHE m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
MUNDI m Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names ending with the element mundr "protection".
MUNDZUK m Medieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of BENDEGÚZ.
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, Avar
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, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian 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 that was derived from Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of MURCHADH".
MURRAY m Scottish, English
From a surname, which is either Scottish or Irish in origin (see MURRAY (1) and MURRAY (2)).
MURROUGH m Irish
Anglicized form of MURCHADH.
MURTADA m Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic. This is an epithet of Ali, the fourth caliph.
MURTAGH m Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRCHERTACH or MUIREDACH.
MURTAZ m Georgian
Georgian form of MURTADA.
MURTAZA m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of MURTADA, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
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, Bosnian
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic مصطفى (see 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.
MWANGI m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "rapid expansion" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations. The Mwangi generation started around the beginning of the 20th century and lasted for about 30 years.
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
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Михайло (see MYKHAILO).
MYKOLA m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
MYKOLAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
MYKYTA m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
MYLES (1) m English
Variant of MILES.
MYLES (2) m Greek Mythology
Probably from Greek μυλη (myle) meaning "mill". This was the name of a king of Laconia in Greek mythology.
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.
MYROSLAV m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MIROSLAV.
MYUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see MYEONG).
NAAJI m Arabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NABIL m Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NABOPOLASSAR m Babylonian (Anglicized)
From the Akkadian name Nabu-apla-usur meaning "Nabu protect my son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with aplu meaning "son, heir" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This was the name of a 7th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire, the first of the Chaldean dynasty.
NABU m Semitic 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.
NACİ m Turkish
Turkish form of NAAJI.
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see NADIM).
NADER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نادر (see NADIR).
NADIM m Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADİR m Turkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADIR m Arabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NAËL m French
Possibly a short form of NATHANAËL or GWENAËL.
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيّ (see NAJI).
NAGIB m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيب (see 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, from the root נָחַם (nacham). 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.
NAICHE m Native American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.
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 "intimate friend" in Arabic. This can also be another way of transcribing the name ناجي (see NAAJI).
NAJIB m Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJM m Arabic
Means "star" 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.
NĀLANI 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, such as RINALDO or ARNALDO.
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 Sumerian 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).
NANUQ m Native American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
NAO f & m Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight" or from a combination of (na), a phonetic character, and (o) meaning "center". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
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 meaning "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".
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. The etymology is uncertain, but it is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic mythology to refer to the keepers of a hoard of treasure (often identified with the Burgundians). 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).
NAQI m Arabic
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
NARAM-SIN m Akkadian
Means "beloved of Sin", from Akkadian narāmu and the god's name SIN. This was the name of a 23rd-century BC ruler of the Akkadian Empire, the grandson of Sargon.
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. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
NARCISO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NARCISSUS. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
NARCISSE m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
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. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
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.
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.
NARUHITO m Japanese
From Japanese (naru) meaning "virtue" and (hito) meaning "compassionate". Naruhito (1960-) is the current emperor of Japan. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
NASCIMBENE m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name meaning "born well".
NASEEM m & f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم or Urdu نسیم (see NASIM).
NASEER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).
NASH m English (Modern)
From a surname that 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
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see NASIR).
NASSIM m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم (see NASIM).
NAT m & f English
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.
NATALE m Italian
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALINO m Italian
Diminutive of NATALE.
NATALIO m Spanish
Masculine form of NATALIA.
NATALIUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATANAEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NATHANAEL.
NATANAIL m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
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", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see NAVID).
NAVEEN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नवीन, Kannada ನವೀನ್, Telugu నవీన్, Tamil நவீன் or Malayalam നവീൻ (see 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 (Rare)
French form of NAZARIUS.
NAZAR m Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARET f & m Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NAZARIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARIUS m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name was borne by several early saints, including a man martyred with Celsus in Milan.
NAZARIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZIH m Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NAZİM m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of NAZIM.
NAZIM m Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIM.
NAZIM m Arabic
Means "organizer" 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.
NEBROD m Biblical Greek
Form of NIMROD used in the Greek Old Testament.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR m Babylonian (Anglicized), Biblical
From נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר (Nevukhadnetzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "Nabu protect my eldest son", derived from the god's name NABU combined with kudurru meaning "eldest son" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". 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.
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.
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