Masculine Names

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YATINGf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAVORmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JAVOR.
YAVUZmTurkish
Means "stern, grim" in Turkish.
YAWmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAWANmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAVAN.
YAXKINmNative American, Mayan
Means "sun" in Mayan.
YAZHUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YEFIMmRussian
Russian form of the Greek name Ευφεμιος (Euphemios), the masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
YEFREMmRussian
Russian form of EPHRAIM.
YEGORmRussian
Russian form of GEORGE.
YEHIELmHebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHOCHANANmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHOWAHmTheology
Variant spelling of YAHWEH.
YEHU'mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDAmHebrew
Variant transcription of YEHUDAH.
YE-JUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (ye) meaning "art, talent, craft" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome", as well as other hanja combinations.
YEMELYANmRussian
Russian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
YEONGf & mKorean
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-CHEOLmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-GImKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper" and (gi) meaning "rise, stand up, begin". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
YEONG-HOmKorean
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-HWANmKorean
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-SUmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YEREDmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERMOLAImRussian
Russian form of HERMOLAOS.
YERUSLANmFolklore
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.
YESHAYAHUmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUAmBiblical 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.
YEVGENmUkrainian
Variant transcription of YEVHEN.
YEVGENImRussian
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
YEVGENIYmRussian
Russian form of EUGENE.
YEVGENYmRussian
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
YEVHENmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEVHENIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEZEKAELmBreton
Breton form of Iudicael (see JUDICAËL).
YIf & mChinese
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.
YIANNImGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YIANNISmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YIDELmYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YİĞİTmTurkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
YIJUNm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YILDIRIMmTurkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish.
YILMAZmTurkish
Means "dauntless, intrepid" in Turkish.
YIMAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAM.
YIMA KSHAETAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
YINf & mChinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YIORGOSmGreek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YIRMIYAHUmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAImHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRA'ELmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISRAELmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YITZHAKmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YLLImAlbanian
Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star".
YNGVImNorse 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)mFrench
French form of JOHANN.
YOAN (2)mBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOHN.
YOANNmFrench
French form of JOHANN.
YOCHANANmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOHANESmIndonesian
Indonesian form of JOHN.
YOLOTLf & mNative American, Nahuatl
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
YONATANmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YONGm & fChinese, 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.
YONImHebrew
Diminutive of YONATAN.
YORATHmWelsh
Anglicized form of IORWERTH.
YORDANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JORDAN.
YORGOSmGreek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YORImJapanese
From Japanese (yori) meaning "rely" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YORICKmLiterature, English, Dutch
Altered form of JØRG. Shakespeare used this name for a deceased court jester in his play 'Hamlet' (1600).
YORKmEnglish
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".
YOSHIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIROmJapanese
Variant transcription of YOSHIROU.
YOSHIROUmJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
YOSIFmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOSEPH.
YOSYPmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
YOUCEFmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of YUSUF, commonly used for Algerian Arabic.
YOUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG.
YOUNG-GImKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-GI.
YOUNG-HOmKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-HO.
YOUNG-SOOmKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-SU.
YOUSEFmPersian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YOUSSEFmArabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YOUTAmJapanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other character combinations are possible.
YRIANmMedieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
YRJÄNÄmFinnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YRJÖmFinnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
YUDAmIndonesian
Means "war" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha).
YUDELmYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YUHANNAmArabic
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YUKIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YULImRussian
Variant transcription of YULIY.
YULIANmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JULIAN.
YULIYmRussian
Russian form of JULIUS.
YUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters which are pronounced in a similar way.
YUNUENm & fNative American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
YUNUSmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
YURAmRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of YURIY.
YURI (1)mRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YURIY.
YURIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of GEORGE. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was a famous bearer of this name.
YUSEFmPersian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YUSHUAmArabic
Arabic form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA).
YUSİFmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSSELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JOSEPH.
YUSUFmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ÝUSUPmTurkmen
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSUPmUyghur
Uyghur form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely", (yuu) meaning "brave", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YUUDAImJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "hero, manly" and (dai) meaning "big, great, vast", besides other combinations of kanji.
YUUKIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUUMAmJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUUTAmJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or (yuu) meaning "brave" combined with (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
YUUTOmJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, (to) meaning "person" or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUVALm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
YVAINmArthurian Romance
Form of OWAIN used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his Arthurian tales.
YVESmFrench
Medieval French form of IVO (1). This was the name of two French saints: an 11th-century bishop of Chartres and a 13th-century parish priest and lawyer, also known as Ivo of Kermartin, the patron saint of Brittany.
YVOmDutch
Variant of IVO (1).
YVONmFrench
Medieval diminutive of YVES.
ZAAHIR (1)mArabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".
ZAAHIR (2)mArabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara) meaning "clear, evident, manifest, outward". In Islamic tradition الظاهر (al-Zahir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
ZAALmGeorgian
Georgian form of ZAL.
ZACmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACARÍASmSpanish
Spanish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACCAImBiblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkai) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ZACCHAEUSmBiblical
From Ζακχαιος (Zakchaios), the Greek form of ZACCAI. In the New Testament he is a tax collector in Jericho who gives half his possessions to charity.
ZACCHARIASmBiblical Latin
Form of ZACHARIAS used in the Latin Bible.
ZACCHEUSmBiblical Latin
Latin form of Ζακχαιος (see ZACCHAEUS) used in the Vulgate.
ZACHmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACHARIAHmEnglish, Biblical
Variant of ZECHARIAH. This spelling is used in the King James Version of the Old Testament to refer to one of the kings of Israel (called Zechariah in other versions).
ZACHARIASmBiblical, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
ZACHARIASZmPolish
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACHARIEmFrench
French form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACHARYmEnglish, Biblical
Usual English form of ZACHARIAS, used in some English versions of the New Testament. This form has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American military commander and president Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
ZACKmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZADOKmBiblical
Means "righteous" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament, most notably the high priest of Israel during the reigns of David and Solomon. Solomon was anointed by Zadok.
ZAFARmArabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAFERmTurkish
Turkish form of ZAFAR.
ZAHARImBulgarian
Bulgarian form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAHEERmArabic
Variant transcription of ظهير (ZAHIR).
ZAHERmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAAHIR (2).
ZAHImArabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAHIDmArabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIRmArabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIR (1) or ZAAHIR (2).
ZAIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAYD.
ZAINmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAYN.
ZAKmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZAKARIAmGeorgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZECHARIAH. This is also a variant transcription of Arabic ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYAmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYYAmArabic
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKCHAIOSmBiblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZAKHARmRussian
Russian form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKImArabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
ZALmPersian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
ZALMANmYiddish
Yiddish form of SOLOMON.
ZALMONmBiblical
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David's mighty men in the Old Testament.
ZAMANmArabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ŽANmSlovene
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
ZANf & mChinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZANE (1)mEnglish
From an English surname of unknown meaning. It was introduced as a given name by American author Zane Grey (1872-1939). Zane was in fact his middle name - it had been his mother's maiden name.
ZARAHmBiblical
Form of ZERAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ZARATHUSHTRAmAncient Persian
Ancient Avestan form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZARATHUSTRAmHistory
Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.
ŽARKOmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian žar meaning "ember, zeal, fervour".
ZARTOSHTmPersian
Modern Persian form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZAURmAzerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
ZAURBEKmOssetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZÁVIŠmCzech
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
ZAWARmArabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZAWISZAmPolish (Archaic)
Polish cognate of ZÁVIŠ.
ZAYDmArabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.
ZAYDENmEnglish (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan.
ZAYNmArabic
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
ZBIGNEVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZBIGNIEWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
ZBYNĚKmCzech
Diminutive of ZBYGNĚV, now used independently.
ZDENĚKmCzech
Czech form of ZDENKO.
ZDENKOmSlovak, Slovene, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element zidati meaning "build, create", originally a short form of names beginning with that element.
ZDENOmSlovak
Slovak variant of ZDENKO.
ZDESLAVmCroatian
Croatian form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZDRAVKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic zdrav meaning "healthy".
ZDZISŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements zidati "build" and slava "glory".
mPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
ZEBADIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDAIOSmBiblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZEBEDEEmBiblical
From Ζεβεδαιος (Zebedaios), the Greek form of ZEBADIAH used in the New Testament, where it refers to the father of the apostles James and John.
ZEBULUNmBiblical
Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) meaning "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) meaning "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.
ZECHARIAHmBiblical, English
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers", from זָכַר (zakhar) meaning "to remember" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
ZEDmEnglish
Short form of ZEDEKIAH.
ZEDEKIAHmBiblical
From the Hebrew name צִדְקִיָּהוּ (Tzidqiyyahu) meaning "justice of YAHWEH", from צֶדֶק (tzedeq) meaning "justice" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of the last king of Judah.
ZEDONGm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "moist, grace, brilliance" combined with (dōng) meaning "east", as well as other character combinations. A notable bearer was the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
ZEEVmHebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
ZEFmDutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
ZEFERINOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman name Zephyrinus, which was derived from the Greek Zephyros (see ZEPHYR). Saint Zephyrinus was a 3rd-century pope.
ZEKEmEnglish
Short form of EZEKIEL.
ZEKERİYAmTurkish
Turkish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZEKİmTurkish
Means "intelligent" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic ذكيّ (dhakiy).
ZELIGmYiddish
Variant of SELIG.
ŽELIMIRmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
ZELIMKHANmChechen
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
ŽELJKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".
ZELOPHEHADmBiblical
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
ZENOmAncient Greek (Latinized), Italian
From the Greek name Ζηνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.
ZENOBIOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENONmAncient Greek, Polish
Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
ZEPHmEnglish
Short form of ZEPHANIAH.
ZEPHANIAmSouthern African
Variant of ZEPHANIAH. This form of the name appears to be used in southern Africa.
ZEPHANIAHmBiblical
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden", derived from צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
ZEPHYRmGreek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Ζεφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "the west wind". Zephyros was the Greek god of the west wind.
ZEPHYRUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Zephyros (see ZEPHYR).
ZERACHIELmJudeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. His name is sometimes rendered as Sarakiel.
ZERAHmBiblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
ZERUmBasque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ZEUSmGreek Mythology
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus, from a root meaning "shine" or "sky". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt.
ZEVmHebrew
Variant transcription of ZEEV.
ZEZÉmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
ZHARKOmMacedonian
Macedonian form of ŽARKO.
ZHELIMIRmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZHELYAZKOmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian желязо (zhelyazo) "iron".
ZHENf & mChinese
From Chinese (zhēn) meaning "precious, rare", (zhēn) meaning "real, genuine", (zhēn) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhèng) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (zhèng) meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZHENYAf & mRussian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEVGENIYA or YEVGENIY or a Bulgarian diminutive of EVGENIYA.
ZHIm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHIHAOm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". Many other character combinations are possible.
ZHIRAYRmArmenian
Means "strong, active" in Armenian.
ZHIVKOmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning "living".
ZHONGm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" or (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.
ZHOUm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhōu) meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHUBINmPersian
Means "spear" in Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
ZHYRGALm & fKyrgyz
Variant transcription of JYRGAL.
ZIAmArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
ZIADmArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYAD.
ZIAEDDINmPersian
Persian form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
ZIAUDDINmArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZIBA (2)mBiblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
ZIEMOWITmPolish
From an old Slavic name derived from the elements sem "family" and vit "lord, master". This was the name of a legendary Piast prince of Poland. It was also borne by several other Piast rulers.
ŽIGAmSlovene
Slovene form of SIGMUND.
ŽIGMUNDmSlovak
Slovak form of SIGMUND.
ZIGORmBasque
Means "punishment" in Basque.
ZIKMUNDmCzech
Czech form of SIGMUND.
ZIKOMOmSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank you" in Chewa.
ZIMRImBiblical
Means "my praise" or "my music" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Israel in the Old Testament. He ruled for only seven days, when he was succeeded by the commander of the army Omri.
ZINONmGreek
Modern Greek form of Zenon (see ZENO).
ZINOVIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVYmRussian
Variant transcription of ZINOVIY.
ZIONmJewish, Biblical
From the name of a citadel which was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.
ZIVm & fHebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ŽIVKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO.