Masculine Names

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WILLOUGHBY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "willow town" in Old English.
WILLY   m & f   English, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WILMǢR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of WILLAMAR.
WILMER   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the given name WILMǢR.
WILMOT   m & f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of WILLIAM". The surname was borne by Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), the American president during World War I.
WILT   m   English
Short form of WILTON. This name was borne by basketball player Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999).
WILTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the names of several English towns. The town names mean variously "willow town", "well town" or "town on the River Wylye" in Old English. The river name is itself of Celtic origin, possibly meaning "tricky".
WIM   m   Dutch, German
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
WINCENTY   m   Polish
Polish form of VINCENT.
WINDSOR   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.
WINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English wine "friend".
WINFRED   m   English
Means "friend of peace" from the Old English elements wine "friend" and friþ "peace". This was the birth name of the 8th-century missionary Saint Boniface. It became rare after the Norman conquest, though it was revived in the 19th century.
WINFRIED   m   German
German form of WINFRED.
WINFRIÐ   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of WINFRED.
WINIFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of WINFRIÐ.
WINOC   m   Breton, French
Variant of GWENNEG.
WINSLOW   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hill belonging to WINE". A famous bearer of this name was American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910).
WINSTON   m   English
From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1949 novel '1984'.
WINTHROP   m   English
From a surname which was originally taken from town names meaning either "WINE's village" or "WIGMUND's village" in Old English.
WINTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "enclosure belonging to WINE" in Old English.
WIRA   m   Indonesian, Malay
Means "hero" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit वीर (vira).
WIREMU   m   Maori
Maori form of WILLIAM.
WISCHARD   m   Old Norman
Norman form of GUISCARD.
WISDOM   f & m   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
WISŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Short form of WIELISŁAW.
WIT   m   Polish
Polish form of VITUS or WIDO.
WITEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of WITOLD.
WITOŁD   m   Polish (Archaic)
Polish variant of WITOLD.
WITOLD   m   Polish, German
Polish form of VYTAUTAS. Alternatively it could be derived from the Germanic name WIDALD.
WŁADEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of WŁADYSŁAW.
WŁADYSŁAW   m   Polish
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.
WŁODEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of WŁODZIMIERZ.
WŁODZIMIERZ   m   Polish
Polish cognate of VLADIMIR.
WŁODZISŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV.
WOB   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element wald meaning "rule".
WOBBE   m & f   Frisian
Variant and feminine form of WOB.
WODAN   m   Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).
WODEN   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN). The day of the week Wednesday is named for him.
WOJCIECH   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred.
WOJTEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of WOJCIECH.
WOLF   m   German, Jewish, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.
WOLFE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of WOLF.
WOLFGANG   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
WOLFRAM   m   German
Derived from the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf" combined with hramn "raven".
WÖLLEM   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of WILLIAM.
WOLODYMYR   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of VOLODYMYR.
WOLTER   m   Dutch
Dutch variant form of WALTER.
WOODIE   m   English
Variant of WOODY.
WOODROW   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "row of houses by a wood" in Old English. This name was popularized by American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
WOODY   m   English
Either a diminutive of WOODROW, or else from a nickname derived from the English word wood. A famous bearer is film director Woody Allen (1935-).
WOO-JIN   m   Korean
Variant transcription of U-JIN.
WORKNEH   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic wärk meaning "gold".
WOTAN   m   Germanic Mythology
Variant of WODAN.
WOUTER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of WALTER.
WRIGHT   m   English
From an occupational surname meaning "craftsman", ultimately from Old English wyrhta. Famous bearers of the surname were the Wright brothers (Wilbur 1867-1912 and Orville 1871-1948), the inventors of the first successful airplane, and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), an American architect.
WU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or () meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC Emperor Wu of Han (name spelled ) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
WUBBE   m   Frisian, Dutch
Variant of WOB.
WULF   m   German
Variant of WOLF.
WULFNOÐ   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and noð "boldness, daring". This name became rare after the Norman Conquest.
WULFRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ULRIC.
WULFSIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and sige "victory".
WULFSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and stan "stone".
WULLEM   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of WILLIAM.
WUM   m   Limburgish
Short form of WULLEM.
WYATT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval given name WYOT. Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) was an American lawman and gunfighter involved in the famous shootout at the OK Corral.
WYBERT   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".
WYMOND   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig "battle" and mund "protector".
WYN   m   Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwyn meaning "blessed, white, fair".
WYNFOR   m   Welsh
Variant of GWYNFOR.
WYNN   m   Welsh
Variant of WYN.
WYNNE (1)   m & f   Welsh
Variant of WYN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
WYNNE (2)   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the given name WINE.
WYNNSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and stan "stone".
WYOT   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigheard, composed of the elements wig "battle" and heard "brave, hardy".
WYSTAN   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English name Wigstan, composed of the elements wig "battle" and stan "stone". This was the name of a 9th-century Anglo-Saxon saint. It became rare after the Norman conquest, and in modern times it is chiefly known as the first name of the British poet W. H. Auden (1907-1973).
XABI   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of XAVIER.
XABIER   m   Basque, Galician
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
XACOBE   m   Galician
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
XAIME   m   Galician
Galician form of JAMES.
XANDE   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
XANDER   m   Dutch, English (Modern)
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).
XANDINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
XANTHIPPOS   m   Ancient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
XANTHOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
XANTI   m   Basque
Basque form of SANTIAGO.
XAVER   m   German
German form of XAVIER.
XAVI   m   Catalan
Catalan diminutive of XAVIER.
XAVIER   m   English, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish (Archaic)
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was borne in a village of this name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries. His surname has since been adopted as a given name in his honour, chiefly among Catholics.
XAVIOR   m   English (Rare)
Variant of XAVIER.
XENOCRATES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ξενοκρατης (Xenokrates), which was derived from ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.
XENOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of XENOCRATES.
XENON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest".
XENOPHON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) "foreign, strange" and φωνη (phone) "voice". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek historian.
XERXES   m   History
Greek form of the Persian name Khshayarsha which meant "ruler over heroes". This was a 5th-century BC king of Persia, the son of Darius the Great. He attempted an invasion of Greece, which ended unsuccessfully at the battle of Salamis.
XESÚS   m   Galician
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
XHAFER   m   Albanian
Albanian form of JAFAR.
XIA   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
XIÁN   m   Galician
From Xulián, the Galician form of JULIAN.
XIANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XIMENO   m   Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish or Basque name of uncertain meaning. It is possibly a form of SIMON (1), though it may in fact derive from Basque seme meaning "son".
XIMO   m   Catalan
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
XIMUN   m   Basque
Basque form of XIMENO.
XINYI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
XOÁN   m   Galician
Galician form of JOHN.
XOCHIPILLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "flower prince" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of love, flowers, song and games, the twin brother of Xochiquetzal.
XOEL   m   Galician
Galician form of JOEL.
XOLANI   m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "peace" in Zulu.
XOSÉ   m   Galician
Galician form of JOSEPH.
XQUENDA   m & f   Native American, Zapotec
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
XUÂN   m & f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
XUAN   m   Asturian
Asturian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
XUE   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XULIO   m   Galician
Galician form of JULIUS.
XUN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
XURXO   m   Galician
Galician form of GEORGE.
XWM   m   Hmong
Means "second son" in Hmong.
XYSTOS   m   Late Greek
Greek form of SIXTUS.
XZAVIER   m   English (Modern)
Variant of XAVIER.
YAAKOV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YACHIN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YADON   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAĞMUR   f & m   Turkish
Means "rain" in Turkish.
YAGO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YAHUI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAHVEH   m   Theology
Variant of YAHWEH.
YAHWEH   m   Theology
A name of the Hebrew God, represented in Hebrew by the tetragrammaton ("four letters") יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), which was transliterated into Roman script as Y H W H. Because it was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God, it was only written and never spoken, which resulted in the original pronunciation becoming lost. The name may have originally been derived from the old Semitic root הוה (hawah) meaning "to be" or "to become".
YAHYA   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Yochanan (see JOHN). This name honours John the Baptist, a prophet in Islam.
YAIR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YAKIM   m   Russian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
YAKIV   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YAKOV   m   Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and a Hebrew variant transcription of YAAKOV.
YAKUB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAKUBU   m   Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of YAKUB.
YAKUP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JACOB.
YALÇIN   m   Turkish
Means "steep" in Turkish.
YALE   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was itself derived from a place name meaning "fertile upland" (from Welsh ial).
YAM   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "sea" in Ugaritic. Yam was the Ugaritic god of the sea, also associated with chaos, storms and destruction. He was a son of the chief god El.
YAMA (1)   m   Hinduism
Means "twin" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of death. He is also regarded as the first mortal being, or in other words, the first person to die. This name is related to Persian Jam.
YAMA (2)   m   Pashto
Pashto form of JAM.
YAMANU   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AMON.
YAMATO   m   Japanese
From YAMATO, an ancient name for Japan. It can also refer to the Yamato period in Japanese history, which lasted into the 8th century. The individual kanji are meaning "great" and meaning "harmony".
YAMIKANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
YAN (1)   m   Belarusian
Belarusian variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YAN (2)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (yàn) meaning "beautiful, gorgeous" (which is usually only feminine) or (yán) meaning "cliff, rocks", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar fashion.
YANCY   m   English
From a surname, which was an Americanized form of the Dutch surname Jansen meaning "JAN (1)'s son".
YANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YANICK   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANIV   m   Hebrew
Means "he will prosper" in Hebrew.
YANKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
YANKO   m   Bulgarian
Diminutive of YOAN (2).
YANN   m   Breton, French
Breton form of JOHN.
YANNI   m   Greek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YANNIC   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNICK   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNIS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YAO   m   Western African, Ewe
Means "born on Thursday" in Ewe.
YAQOOB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAQUB   m   Arabic
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
YA'RAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARAV'AM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEROBOAM.
YARDEN   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARED   m   Biblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YARIK   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of YAROSLAV.
YAROGNEV   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
YAROMIL   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
YAROMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
YARON   m   Hebrew
Means "to sing, to shout" in Hebrew.
YAROPOLK   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAV   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVA   f & m   Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YAŞAR   m   Turkish
Means "lives, inhabits" in Turkish.
YASEN   m   Bulgarian
Means both "ash tree" and "clear, serene" in Bulgarian.
YASER   m   Persian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of YASIR, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
YASH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
YASHA   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of YAKOV.
YASİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of YASIN.
YASIN   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
YASIR   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
YASSER   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of YASIR.
YASU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YATING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAVOR   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JAVOR.
YAVUZ   m   Turkish
Means "stern, grim" in Turkish.
YAW   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAWAN   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAVAN.
YAXKIN   m   Native American, Mayan
Means "sun" in Mayan.
YAZHU   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YECHEZKEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YECHI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEDIDYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDIAH.
YEFET   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAPHETH.
YEFIM   m   Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ευφεμιος (Euphemios), the masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
YEFREM   m   Russian
Russian form of EPHRAIM.
YEGOR   m   Russian
Russian form of GEORGE.
YEHIEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHO'ASH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOASH.
YEHOCHANAN   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHONATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHORAM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHORAM.
YEHOSHAFAT   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
YEHOSHUA   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHOWAH   m   Theology
Variant spelling of YAHWEH.
YEHOYAKHIN   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
YEHOYAKIM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
YEHU'   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDA   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YEHUDAH.
YEHUDAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDI   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YE-JUN   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (ye) meaning "art, talent, craft" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome", as well as other hanja combinations.
YEKONYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JECONIAH.
YEMELYAN   m   Russian
Russian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
YEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.
YEONG-CHEOL   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-GI   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper" and (gi) meaning "rise, stand up, begin". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
YEONG-HO   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", (yeong) meaning "reflect light" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "bright, luminous, clear, hoary". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-HWAN   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous". Other hanja combinations are possible as well.
YEONG-SU   m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YERED   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERIAH.
YERMOLAI   m   Russian
Russian form of HERMOLAOS.
YERUSLAN   m   Folklore
From Tatar Uruslan, which was possibly from Turkic arslan meaning "lion". Yeruslan Lazarevich is the name of a hero in Russian and Tatar folktales. These tales were based on (or at least influenced by) Persian tales of their hero Rostam.
YESHA'YAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHAYAHU   m   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUA   m   Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
YEVGEN   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YEVHEN.
YEVGENI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
YEVGENIY   m   Russian
Russian form of EUGENE.
YEVGENY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
YEVHEN   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEVHENIY   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEZEKAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of Iudicael (see JUDICAËL).
YI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YIANNI   m   Greek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YIANNIS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YIDEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YIFTACH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEPHTHAH.
YİĞİT   m   Turkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
YIJUN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YILDIRIM   m   Turkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish.
YILMAZ   m   Turkish
Means "dauntless, intrepid" in Turkish.
YIMA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAM.
YIMA KSHAETA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
YIN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YIORGOS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YIRMIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAI   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISHMA'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMAEL.
YISHMERAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMERAI.
YISRA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISRAEL   m   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAK   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YLLI   m   Albanian
Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star".
YNGVAR   m   Norwegian
Variant of INGVAR.
YNGVARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGVAR.
YNGVE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of YNGVI.
YNGVI   m   Norse Mythology
Possibly an Old Norse cognate of ING. This was an alternate name of the god Freyr, who as Yngvi-Freyr was regarded as the ancestor of the Swedish royal family.
YOAN (1)   m   French
French form of JOHANN.
YOAN (2)   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOHN.
YOANN   m   French
French form of JOHANN.
YO'ASH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOASH.
YOAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YOHANES   m   Indonesian
Indonesian form of JOHN.
YOHANNES   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of JOHN.
YOLOTL   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
YOLOTLI   f & m   Native American, Nahuatl
Variant of YOLOTL.
YONAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YONG   m & f   Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
YONI   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of YONATAN.
YORAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YORATH   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of IORWERTH.
YORDAN   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JORDAN.
YORGOS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YORI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (yori) meaning "rely" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YORICK   m   Literature, English, Dutch
Altered form of JØRG. Shakespeare used this name for a deceased court jester in his play 'Hamlet' (1600).
YORK   m   English
From a surname, which was derived from York, the name of a city in northern England. The city name was originally Eburacon, Latinized as Eboracum, meaning "yew" in Brythonic, but it was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic, meaning "pig farm".
YOSEF   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YOSHI   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of YOSHIROU.
YOSHIROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
YOSHIYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSIAH.
YOSIF   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOSEPH.
YOSYP   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
YOTAM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOTHAM.
YOUCEF   m   Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of YUSUF, commonly used for Algerian Arabic.
YOUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG.
YOUNG-GI   m   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG-GI.
YOUNG-HO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG-HO.
YOUNG-SOO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG-SU.
YOUSEF   m   Persian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YOUSSEF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YOUTA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other character combinations are possible.
YRIAN   m   Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
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