Masculine Names

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TRENT m English
From a surname that originally denoted someone who lived by the River Trent in England. Trent is also a city in Italy, though the etymology is unrelated.
TRENTON m English
From the name of a New Jersey city established in the 17th century by William Trent. It means "TRENT's town".
TREV m Welsh, English
Short form of TREVOR.
TREVELYAN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a Cornish place name meaning "homestead on the hill".
TREVOR m Welsh, English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "big village" from Welsh tref "village" and mawr "large".
TREY m English
From an English nickname meaning "three".
TRI m & f Indonesian
Means "three, third" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit त्रि (tri).
TRÍ m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trí) meaning "wisdom, intellect".
TRIFON m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of TRYPHON.
TRINIDAD f & m Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity. An island in the West Indies bears this name.
TRISTÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of TRISTAN.
TRISTAN m Welsh, English, French, Arthurian Romance
Old French form of the Pictish name Drustan, a diminutive of DRUST. The spelling was altered by association with Latin tristis "sad". Tristan is a character in medieval French tales, probably inspired by older Celtic legends, and ultimately merged into Arthurian legend. According to the story Tristan was sent to Ireland in order to fetch Isolde, who was to be the bride of King Mark of Cornwall. On the way back, Tristan and Isolde accidentally drink a potion that makes them fall in love. Their tragic story was very popular in the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
TRISTÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of TRISTAN.
TRISTEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTIN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of TRISTAN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
TRISTRAM m English (British)
Medieval English form of TRISTAN.
TROELS m Danish
Danish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TROND m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Þróndr indicating a person from Trøndelag, a region in central Norway, possibly derived from þróast meaning "to grow, to prosper".
TROY m English
Originally from a surname that denoted a person from the city of Troyes in France. It is now more likely used in reference to the ancient city of Troy that was besieged by the Greeks in Homer's Iliad. The city's name, from Greek Τροια (Troia), is said to derive from its mythical founder Τρως (Tros), but is more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. This name was popularized in the 1960s by the actor Troy Donahue (1936-2001), who took his stage name from that of the ancient city.
TRÚC m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (trúc) meaning "bamboo".
TRUEMAN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of TRUMAN.
TRULS m Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian and Swedish form of ÞÓRGÍSL.
TRUMAN m English
From a surname that meant "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It was also borne by American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984).
TRYFON m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of TRYPHON.
TRYGGVE m Swedish
Variant of TRYGVE.
TRYGGVI m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of TRYGVE.
TRYGVE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "trustworthy".
TRYM m Norse Mythology, Norwegian
From Old Norse Þrymr meaning "noise, uproar". In Norse mythology he was the king of the giants who stole Mjölnir, Thor's hammer.
TRYPHON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek τρυφη (tryphe) meaning "softness, delicacy". Saint Tryphon, a gooseherder from Syria, was martyred in the 3rd century.
TRYSTAN m Welsh
Variant of TRISTAN.
TSERING m & f Tibetan
Alternate transcription of Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (see TSHERING).
TSHERING m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "long life" in Tibetan, from ཚེ (tshe) meaning "life" and རིང (ring) meaning "long".
TSUBASA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (tsubasa) meaning "wing", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
TSVETAN m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian цвет (tsvet) meaning "flower, blossom".
TSWB m Hmong
Means "bell" in Hmong.
TU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "chart, map" or other characters with similar pronunciations.
m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese () meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
TUÂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tuân) meaning "obey, follow, honour".
TUATHAL m Irish (Rare)
Means "ruler of the people" in Irish Gaelic.
TUCKER m English (Modern)
From an occupational surname for a cloth fuller, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment". A fuller was a person who cleaned and thickened raw cloth by pounding it.
TUDOR (1) m Welsh
From the older Welsh name Tudur, possibly from the hypothetical Celtic name Toutorix meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate with THEODORIC). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.
TUDUR m Welsh
Variant of TUDOR (1).
TUE m Danish
Danish form of TÓFI.
TUFAYL m Arabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
TUGAY m Turkish
Means "brigade, troops" in Turkish.
TUĞRUL m Turkish
From the Turkish word for a mythical bird of prey, also called a turul, derived from a Turkic word meaning "falcon". This was the name of the 11th-century founder of the Seljuk Empire.
TUKULTI-NINURTA m Ancient Assyrian
Means "my trust is in Ninurta", from Akkadian tukultu meaning "trust, faith" and the god's name NINURTA. This was the name of a 13th-century BC king of the Assyrian Empire.
TÚLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of TULLIO.
TULIO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of TULLIO.
TULLIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Tullius, derived from the praenomen Tullus, which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer was Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman orator and author.
TULLIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of TULLIO.
TULLUS m Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, of unknown meaning. This was a rare praenomen.
TULLY m History
Form of Tullius (see TULLIO) used to refer to the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero.
TUMELO m & f Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Means "faith" in Sotho and Tswana.
TUNÇ m Turkish
Means "bronze" in Turkish.
TUNCAY m Turkish
Means "bronze moon" in Turkish.
TUOMAS m Finnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUOMO m Finnish
Finnish form of THOMAS.
TUOR m Literature
Means "strength vigour" in Sindarin. In the Silmarillion (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Tuor was the mortal man who came to the hidden city of Gondolin to warn of its imminent doom. When Gondolin was attacked and destroyed he escaped with his wife Idril and son Eärendil, and sailed into the west.
TURAL m Azerbaijani
Means "to be alive" in Azerbaijani.
TURE m Swedish
Variant of TORE (1).
TURGAY m Turkish
Means "skylark" in Turkish.
TURIN m Literature
Means "victory mood" in Sindarin. In the Silmarillion (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Turin was a cursed hero, the slayer of the dragon Glaurung. He was also called Turambar, Mormegil, and other names. This is also the Anglicized name of the city of Torino in Italy.
TURLOUGH m Irish
Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH.
TURNUS m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Virgil's Aeneid, Turnus was a king of the Rutuli. He led the Latins in war against the Trojans led by Aeneas. At the end of the book he is killed by Aeneas in a duel.
TUSHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
TUTANKHAMON m Ancient Egyptian
Means "image of the life of Amon", derived from Egyptian tut "image" combined with ankh "life" combined with the name of the god Amon. This was the name of an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, most famous because of the treasures found in his tomb.
TUTKU f & m Turkish
Means "passion" in Turkish.
TUUKKA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of TUURE.
TUUR m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ARTHUR.
TUURE m Finnish
Finnish form of TORE (1).
TUVYA m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TVRTKO m Croatian
Derived from Croatian tvrd meaning "hard".
TWM m Welsh
Welsh short form of THOMAS.
TXOMIN m Basque
Basque form of DOMINIC.
TY m English
Short form of TYLER, TYSON, TYRONE, and other names beginning with Ty.
TYBALT m Literature
Medieval form of THEOBALD. This is the name of a cousin of Juliet killed by Romeo in Shakespeare's drama Romeo and Juliet (1596).
TYCHO m Danish, Dutch
Latinized form of TYGE. This name was borne by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYCHON m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek τυγχανω (tynchano) meaning "hit the mark, succeed". This was the name of a minor deity associated with Priapus in Greek mythology. It was also borne by a 5th-century saint from Cyprus.
TYE m English
From a surname meaning "pasture" in Middle English.
TYGE m Danish
Danish form of Tóki, an Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element Þórr, from the name of the Norse god THOR. This was the native name of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYGO m Dutch
Dutch form of TYGE.
TYKO m Finnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of TYGE.
TYLER m English
From an English surname meaning "tiler of roofs", derived from Old English tigele "tile". The surname was borne by American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
TYMON m Polish
Polish form of TIMON.
TYMOTEUSZ m Polish
Polish form of TIMOTHY.
TYOMA m Russian
Diminutive of ARTYOM.
TÝR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of TYR.
TYR m Norse Mythology
Norse form of the name of the Germanic god Tiwaz, related to Indo-European dyeus (see ZEUS). In Norse mythology Tyr was the god of war and justice, the son of the god Odin. He carried a spear in his left hand, since his right hand was bitten off by the wolf Fenrir. At the time of the end of the world, the Ragnarok, Tyr will slay and be slain by the giant hound Garm.
TYRELL m English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of TERRELL.
TYRESE m African American (Modern)
An invented name based on the popular name syllable Tyr (from names such as TYRONE).
TYRIQ m African American (Modern)
Probably a blend of TYRONE and TARIQ.
TYRON m English
Variant of TYRONE.
TYRONE m English
From the name of a county in Northern Ireland, which is derived from Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of EOGHAN". This name was popularized by American actor Tyrone Power (1914-1958), who was named after his great-grandfather, an Irish actor.
TYRRELL m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of TERRELL.
TYSON m English
From an English surname that could be derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison meaning "firebrand". Alternatively, it could be a variant of DYSON. A famous bearer of the surname was boxer Mike Tyson (1966-).
TYTUS m Polish
Polish form of TITUS.
TZAFRIR m Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZION m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZVI m Hebrew
Means "gazelle, roebuck" in Hebrew.
UAITHNE m Irish
Means "green" in Irish Gaelic.
UALAN m Scottish
Scottish form of VALENTINE (1).
UBERTO m Italian
Italian form of HUBERT.
UBIRAJARA m Native American, Tupi
Means "lord of the spear" in Tupi. This is the name of an 1874 novel by José de Alencar.
UDI m Hebrew
Diminutive of EHUD.
UDO (1) m German
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
UDO (2) f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UDUAK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UDUAKOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's will" in Ibibio.
UELI m German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of ULRICH.
UFFE m Danish
Variant of ULF.
UFUK m Turkish
Means "horizon" in Turkish.
UFUOMA m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "peace of mind" in Urhobo.
UGÈNE m Norman
Norman form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
UGO m Italian
Italian form of HUGH.
UĞUR m Turkish
Means "good omen" in Turkish.
UHTRIC m Anglo-Saxon (Hypothetical)
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "ruler, mighty".
UʻILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly beauty" or "royal beauty" from Hawaiian uʻi "youth, beauty" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
UILLEAG m Irish
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name HUGLEIKR, or else a diminutive of UILLIAM.
UILLEAM m Scottish
Scottish form of WILLIAM.
UILLIAM m Irish
Irish form of WILLIAM.
UINSEANN m Irish
Irish form of VINCENT.
ÙISDEAN m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name EYSTEINN.
UJARAK m Native American, Inuit
Means "rock" in Inuktitut.
U-JIN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe" or (u) meaning "help, protect, bless" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "town, market place". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
UKKO m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "old man" in Finnish. In Finnish mythology Ukko is the god of the sky and thunder.
ULADZIMIR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of VLADIMIR.
ULDERICO m Italian
Italian form of HULDERIC, sometimes considered a form of ULRICH.
ULF m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
ÚLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ULF.
ULICK m Irish
Anglicized form of UILLEAG.
ULISES m Spanish
Spanish form of ULYSSES.
ULISSE m Italian
Italian form of ULYSSES.
ULISSES m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ULYSSES.
ULLI m & f German
Diminutive of ULRICH or ULRIKE.
ULRIC m English (Rare)
Middle English form of the Old English name Wulfric meaning "wolf ruler". When it is used in modern times, it is usually as a variant of ULRICH.
ULRICH m German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Odalric meaning "prosperity and power", from the element odal "heritage" combined with ric "ruler, mighty". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Hulderic. This was the name of two German saints. Another famous bearer was Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), also known as Huldrych, the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland.
ULRIK m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of ULRICH.
ULTÁN m Irish
Means "of Ulster" in Gaelic. Ulster is a region in the north of Ireland. This name was borne by two 7th-century Irish saints.
ÜLVİ m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ULVİ.
ULVİ m Turkish
Means "exalted, high" in Turkish, from Arabic عُلْوِيّ ('ulwiy).
ULYSSE m French
French form of ULYSSES.
ULYSSES m Roman Mythology, English
Latin form of ODYSSEUS. It was borne by Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War, who went on to become an American president. Irish author James Joyce used it as the title of his book Ulysses (1920), which loosely parallels Homer's epic the Odyssey.
UMAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
UMARU m Western African
Form of UMAR used in western Africa.
UMBERTO m Italian
Italian form of HUMBERT. A famous bearer was Italian author Umberto Eco (1932-2016).
UMID m Uzbek
Means "hope" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
ÜMİT m Turkish
Means "hope" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
ÜMRAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IMRAN.
UMRAN m Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
UMUKORO m Western African, Urhobo
Means "young man" in Urhobo.
UMUT m & f Turkish
Variant of ÜMİT. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
UNAI m Basque
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
UNATHI m & f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us" in Xhosa, from the prefix u- meaning "he, she" and nathi meaning "with us".
UOLEVI m Finnish
Finnish form of OLAF.
UPTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "upper town" in Old English. A famous bearer of this name was the American novelist Upton Sinclair (1878-1968).
URAL m Bashkir, Turkish
From the name of the Ural Mountains, of uncertain meaning, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of the title character in the Bashkir epic Ural-batyr.
URANUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ουρανος (Ouranos), the name of the husband of Gaia and the father of the Titans in Greek mythology. His name is derived from ουρανος (ouranos) meaning "the heavens". This is also the name of the seventh planet in the solar system.
URBAIN m French
French form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URBAN m Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical
From the Latin name Urbanus meaning "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URBANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URH m Slovene
Slovene form of ULRICH.
URHO m Finnish
Means "brave" in Finnish.
'URI m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URI m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
URIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) meaning "YAHWEH is my light", from the roots אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of a Hittite warrior in King David's army, the first husband of Bathsheba. David desired Bathsheba so he placed Uriah in the forefront of battle so he would be killed.
URIAS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of URIAH.
URIASZ m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of URIAH.
URIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) meaning "God is my light", from אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Uriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
URIEN m Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Means "privileged birth" from Celtic orbo "privileged" and gen "birth". In Welsh legend and Arthurian romances Urien is a king of Gore and the husband of Morgan le Fay.
URIJAH m Biblical
Form of URIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
'URIYAH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
UROS m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Урош (see UROŠ).
UROŠ m Serbian, Slovene
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.
URS m German
German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.
URSINUS m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of Ursus (see URS).
URSUS m Late Roman
Latin form of URS.
USAMA m Arabic
Means "lion" in Arabic.
USKO m Finnish
Means "faith" in Finnish.
USMAN m Urdu
Urdu form of UTHMAN.
UTHER m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr meaning "terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur. He appears in some early Welsh texts, but is chiefly known from the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
UTHMAN m Arabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
UTKU m Turkish
Means "victory" in Turkish.
UTTAR m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
UTTARA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
UTU m Sumerian Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒌓 (ud) meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.
UTZ m German
Diminutive of ULRICH.
UWE m German
German form of OVE.
UXÍO m Galician
Galician form of EUGENE.
UZI m Hebrew
Variant of UZZI.
UZOCHI m Western African, Igbo
Means "God's way" in Igbo.
UZOMA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
UZZI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIAH m Biblical
Means "my power is YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including a king of Judah.
UZZIEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
VAAST m Flemish, Norman, Picard
Flemish, Norman and Picard form of VEDASTUS.
VÁCLAV m Czech, Slovak
Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian kings.
VADIK m Russian
Diminutive of VADIM.
VADIM m Russian
Meaning unknown. It is used as a Russian form of BADEMUS, but it may actually be derived from the Slavic name VADIMIR or else from an Old Norse source.
VADIMIR m Russian (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements vaditi "accuse" and miru "peace, world".
VAHAGN m Armenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna meaning "breaking of defense, victory". In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VAHAN m Armenian
Means "shield" in Armenian.
VAHİD m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of WAHID.
VAHID m Persian
Persian form of WAHID.
VAHİT m Turkish
Turkish form of WAHID.
VÄINÄMÖINEN m Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish väinä meaning "wide and slow-flowing river". In Finnish mythology Väinämöinen was a wise old magician, the son of the primal goddess Ilmatar. He is the hero of the Finnish epic the Kalevala.
VAKHA m Chechen
Derived from Nakh vakha meaning "to live".
VAKHTANG m Georgian
Derived from Old Persian varka-tanu meaning "wolf-bodied". This name was borne by several kings of Georgia.
VAL m & f English
Short form of VALENTINE (1), VALERIE, and other names beginning with Val.
VALDAS m Lithuanian
Short form of VALDEMARAS and other Lithuanian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALDEMAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian form of WALDEMAR. This was the name of four kings of Denmark.
VALDEMARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian cognate of WALDEMAR.
VALDIS m Latvian
Short form of VOLDEMĀRS and other Latvian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald "rule".
VALENS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen (see VALENTINE (1)). This name was borne by a 4th-century Roman emperor.
VALENT m Croatian
Croatian short form of VALENTIN.
VALENTE m Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of VALENS.
VALENTIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTÍN m Spanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTINE (1) m English
From the Roman cognomen Valentinus, which was itself a derivative of the cognomen Valens meaning "strong, vigorous, healthy" in Latin. Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century martyr. His feast day was the same as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which resulted in the association between Valentine's day and love. As an English name, it has been used occasionally since the 12th century.
VALENTINIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of the cognomen Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). This name was borne by three Roman emperors.
VALENTINO m Italian
Italian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTYN m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALÈRE m French
French form of VALERIUS.
VALERI m Bulgarian, Georgian, Russian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of VALERIUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Валерий (see VALERIY).
VALÉRIAN m French
French form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
VALERIAN m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Romanian, History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
VALERIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of VALERIAN.
VALĒRIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of VALERIUS.
VALÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of VALERIUS.
VALERIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of VALERIUS.
VALERIU m Romanian
Romanian form of VALERIUS.
VALERIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin valere "to be strong". This was the name of several early saints.
VALERIY m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of VALERIUS.
VALERO m Spanish
Spanish variant of VALERIUS.
VALÉRY m French
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "foreign" and ric "ruler, mighty". It has been frequently confused with the name Valère.
VALERY m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Валерий, Ukrainian Валерій or Belarusian Валерый (see VALERIY).
VALI m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of VALERIU or VALENTIN.
VALKO m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian вълк (valk) meaning "wolf".
VALTER m Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Croatian, Estonian
Form of WALTER used in several languages.
VALTO m Finnish
Finnish short form of VALDEMAR and other names containing vald.
VALTTERI m Finnish
Finnish form of WALTER.
VÂN f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (vân) meaning "cloud".
VĂN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (văn) meaning "literature, culture, writing". This is a common middle name for Vietnamese boys.
VAN m English
Short form of names containing van, such as VANCE or IVAN.
VANCE m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old English fenn meaning "marsh, fen".
VANCHO m Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Ванчо (see VANČO), as well as the usual Bulgarian transcription.
VANČO m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of IVAN.
VANGEL m Macedonian
Macedonian form of EVANGELOS.
VANGELIS m Greek
Variant of EVANGELOS.
VANJA m & f Croatian, Serbian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Croatian and Serbian (masculine and feminine) form of VANYA. It is also used in Scandinavia, where it is primarily feminine.
VANNA (2) f & m Khmer
Means "golden" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.
VANNI m Italian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
VANO m Georgian
Diminutive of IVANE.
VANYA m Russian
Diminutive of IVAN.
VARDAN m Armenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian.
VARFOLOMEI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Варфоломей (see VARFOLOMEY).
VARG m Norwegian, Swedish
Means "wolf" in Old Norse.
VARINIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name possibly derived from VARIUS.
VARIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "versatile" in Latin. Varius Rufus was a Roman epic poet of the 1st century BC.
VARLAAM m Russian
Russian form of BARLAAM.
VARLAM m Russian
Variant of VARLAAM.
VARTAN m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Վարդան (see VARDAN).
VARUNA m Hinduism
Probably from a Sanskrit word meaning "to surround". In Hindu mythology Varuna is a god of water and the celestial ocean surrounding the world. He is one of the chief gods in the Rigveda.
VASANT m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VASANTA.
VASANTA m Hinduism
Means "brilliant" or "spring" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu personification of the spring.
VASCO m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
From the medieval Spanish name Velasco, which possibly meant "crow" in Basque. A famous bearer was the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail from Europe around Africa to India.
VAŠEK m Czech
Diminutive of VÁCLAV.
VASIL m Bulgarian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian
Form of BASIL (1) in several languages.
VASILE m Romanian
Romanian form of BASIL (1).
VASILEIOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Βασιλειος (see VASILIOS).
VASILI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Василий (see VASILIY).
VASILICĂ m Romanian
Diminutive of VASILE.
VASILII m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
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