Masculine Names

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AVGUST   m   Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
AVGUŠTIN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AVI   m   Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIDAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
'AVI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning. Saint Avilius was a 1st-century patriarch of Alexandria.
'AVIMA'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMAEL.
'AVIMELEKH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
AVINASH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
AVIRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
'AVISHAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITUS   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman family name which meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.
AVIV   m & f   Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIYA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
'AVIYAH   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVKSENTI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVKSENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVNER   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAAMU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAHAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRUM   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
'AVSHALOM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABSALOM.
AVTANDIL   m   Georgian, Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) "sunshine" and دل (dil) "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.
AVTO   m   Georgian
Short form of AVTANDIL.
AWOTWI   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AWSTIN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of AUSTIN.
AXEL   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
AYAL   m   Hebrew
Means "stag, hart" in Hebrew.
AYBEK   m   Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Variant transcription of AIBEK.
AYBERK   m   Turkish
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
AYDAN (2)   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AIDAN.
AYDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AIDAN.
AYDIN   m   Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYLMER   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of ELMER.
AYMAN   m   Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYTAÇ   m & f   Turkish
Means "moon crown" in Turkish.
AYUMU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
AYYUB   m   Arabic
Arabic form of JOB.
AZAD   m   Persian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
AZAR   f & m   Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZAREL   m   Biblical
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZARIA   m   Biblical
Variant of AZARIAH.
AZARIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZARIAS   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
'AZARYAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZARIAH.
AZAT   m   Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Cognate of AZAD.
AZAZEL   m   Biblical
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
AZAZIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZAZIAS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of AZAZIAH.
'AZAZYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZAZIAH.
AZEL   m   Biblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
AZHAR   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
'AZIZ   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of AZIZ.
AZİZ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZIZ   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
AZRAEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of AZRIEL. This was the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition who separated the soul from the body upon death. He is sometimes referred to as the Angel of Death.
'AZRI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZRIEL.
AZRIEL   m   Biblical
Means "help of God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) "help" and אֵל ('el) "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZUBUIKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
ĄŽUOLAS   m   Lithuanian
Means "oak" in Lithuanian.
BAADUR   m   Georgian
Georgian form of BAHADUR.
BAAK   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of names starting with the Germanic element badu "fight, struggle".
BAAKO   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BA'AL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Semitic ba'al meaning "lord" or "possessor". This was the name of various local deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East.
BAAL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Variant spelling of BA'AL.
BAARD   m   Norwegian
Variant of BÅRD.
BABAJIDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABAK   m   Persian, Ancient Persian
Means "little father" in Persian. This was the name of the father of Ardashir, the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Persia. It was also borne by the 9th-century resistance leader Babak Khorramdin.
BABAR   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of BABUR.
BABATUNDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABER   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of BABUR.
BABÜR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BABUR.
BABUR   m   Urdu
From a Persian word meaning "tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BABYLAS   m   Late Greek, French (Rare)
Derived from the name of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon. Saint Babylas was a 3rd-century patriarch of Antioch who was martyred during the reign of emperor Decius.
BACCHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Βακχος (Bakchos), derived from ιαχο (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was another name of the Greek god Dionysos, and it was also the name that the Romans commonly used for him.
BADA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".
BADEMUS   m   History
Latinized form of a Persian name of unknown meaning. Saint Bademus was a 4th-century Persian martyr who was a victim of Shapur II's persecutions.
BADR   m & f   Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BADRI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of BADR.
BADULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".
BADURAD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".
BAER   m   Limburgish
Short form of ALBAER and other Limburgish names ending in baer, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BAGADATA   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian name derived from baga "god" and data "given". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Persian satrap under the Seleucid Empire.
BAGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BAGHDASAR   m   Armenian (Rare)
Armenian form of BALTHAZAR.
BAGRAT   m   Armenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
BAGUS   m   Indonesian
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
BAHA   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
BAHADIR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BAHADUR.
BAHADUR   m   Persian, Arabic
Persian form of the Turkic term Baghatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave".
BAHIJ   m   Arabic
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAHMAN   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Vohu Manah meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals. It is also the name of the eleventh month in the Iranian calendar.
BAHRAM   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Verethragna meaning "victory over resistance". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with victory and war. This name was borne by several Sassanid emperors. It is also the Persian name for the planet Mars.
BAI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAILEY   m & f   English
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
BAIRRE   m   Irish
Diminutive of FIONNBHARR or BARRFHIONN.
BAKAR   m   Basque
Means "alone" in Basque.
BAKI   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of BAQI.
BAKİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BAQI.
BAKIR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BAQIR.
BAKIR   m   Bosnian
Bosian form of BAQIR.
BAKR   m   Arabic
Means "young camel" in Arabic. Abu Bakr was a father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world.
BALA   m & f   Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALADEVA   m   Hinduism
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength" combined with देव (deva) meaning "god". Baladeva (also called Balarama) is the name of the older brother of the Hindu god Krishna.
BALAKRISHNA   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BALÁZS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BLAISE.
BALBINO   m   Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALBINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of BALBUS.
BALBUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "stammerer" in Latin. This was a family name of the mother of emperor Augustus, Atia Balba Caesonia.
BALDARICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDRIC.
BALDASSARE   m   Italian
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
BALDER   m   Norse Mythology
Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg. Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. However the evil fire god Loki learned that she had overlooked mistletoe. Being jealous, he tricked the blind god Hoder into throwing a branch of mistletoe at Balder, which killed him.
BALDEV   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of BALADEVA.
BALDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDOVINO and TEOBALDO.
BALDOMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
BALDOMERO   m   Spanish
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and meri "famous".
BALDOVIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
BALDOVINO   m   Italian
Italian form of BALDWIN.
BALDR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALDRIC   m   English (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "power, rule". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it was common in the Middle Ages.
BALDUÍNO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
BALDUINO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BALDWIN.
BALDUR   m   German, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BALDWIN   m   English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusaders conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
BALENDIN   m   Basque
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALFOUR   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.
BÁLINT   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALTASAR (1)   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
BALTASAR (2)   m   Biblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALTASSAR   m   Biblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BALTHAZAR   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Baltazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus.
BALWINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BAMBANG   m   Indonesian, Javanese
Means "knight" in Javanese.
BAMIDELE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BANDI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ANDRÁS.
BẢO   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "protection, security".
BAO   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BAPTIST   m   German
German form of BAPTISTE. It is often paired with the name Johann, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
BAPTISTA   m   Late Roman
Latin form of BAPTISTE.
BAPTISTE   m   French
Means "baptist" in French, originally deriving from Greek βαπτω (bapto) "to dip". This name is usually given in honour of Saint John the Baptist, and as such it is often paired with the name Jean.
BAQI   m   Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
BAQIR   m   Arabic
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
BARACK   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of BARAK (2).
BARAK (1)   m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lightning" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Barak was a military commander under the guidance of the prophetess Deborah. They defeated the Canaanite army led by Sisera.
BARAK (2)   m   Arabic
Meanings "blessing" in Arabic.
BARAKAT   m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of BARAK (2).
BARAZ   m   Persian
Means "exalted" in Persian.
BARCLAY   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was likely derived from the English place name Berkeley, meaning "birch wood" in Old English.
BÅRD   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
BAREND   m   Dutch
Variant of BERNHARD.
BARIŞ   m   Turkish
Means "peace" in Turkish.
BARLAAM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.
BARNA   m   Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BARNABAS.
BARNABÁS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BARNABAS.
BARNABAS   m   German (Rare), English (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.
BARNABÉ   m   French
French form of BARNABAS.
BARNABY   m   English (Archaic)
Medieval English form of BARNABAS.
BARNEY   m   English
Diminutive of BARNABAS, BERNARD or BARNABY.
BARRA   m   Irish
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRET   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of BARRETT.
BARRETT   m   English
From a surname probably meaning "strife" in Middle English, originally given to a quarrelsome person.
BARRFHIONN   m   Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARRFIND   m   Irish
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BARRIE   m   Irish, English
Variant of BARRY.
BARRY   m   Irish, English
Anglicized form of BAIRRE. It is also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of BERACH.
BART   m   English, Dutch
Short form of BARTHOLOMEW. This name is borne by a cartoon boy on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
BARTA   m   Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTAL   m   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTEK   m   Polish
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
BARTEL   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHÉLÉMY   m   French
French form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMAIOS   m   Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMÄUS   m   German (Rare)
German form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEUS   m   Dutch, Biblical Latin
Dutch and Latin form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEW   m   English, Biblical
From Βαρθολομαιος (Bartholomaios), which was the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of TALMAI". In the New Testament Bartholomew is the byname of an apostle, possibly the same person as the apostle Nathanael. According to tradition he was a missionary to India before returning westward to Armenia, where he was martyred by flaying. Due to the popularity of this saint the name became common in England during the Middle Ages.
BÁRÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BÅRD.
BARTŁOMIEJ   m   Polish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOL   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLO   m   Italian
Italian short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMÉ   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMĚJ   m   Czech
Czech form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEJ   m   Slovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEO   m   Italian
Italian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEU   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOMEU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARUCH   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
BARUKH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BAS   m   Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASAJAUN   m   Basque
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.
BASANT   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
BASHKIM   m   Albanian
From Albanian bashkë meaning "together".
BASIL (1)   m   English
From the Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios) which was derived from βασιλευς (basileus) meaning "king". Saint Basil the Great was a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. Due to him, the name (in various spellings) has come into general use in the Christian world, being especially popular among Eastern Christians. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors.
BASIL (2)   m   Arabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
BASILE   m   French
French form of BASIL (1).
BASILEIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of BASIL (1).
BASILIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BASIL (1).
BASILIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of BASILEIOS.
BASIM   m   Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
BASIR   m   Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
BASIT   m   Arabic
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
BASSAM   m   Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
BASSEM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of BASIM.
BASTIAAN   m   Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASTIAN   m   German
Short form of SEBASTIAN.
BASTIEN   m   French
Short form of SÉBASTIEN.
BASU   m   Bengali
Bengali form of VASU.
BATBAYAR   m   Mongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
BATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BAT-ERDENE   m   Mongolian
Means "strong jewel" in Mongolian.
BATRAZ   m   Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the leader of the superhuman Narts in Caucasian mythology.
BATTISTA   m   Italian
Italian form of BAPTISTE.
BAUDELIO   m   Spanish
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
BAUDOUIN   m   French
French form of BALDWIN.
BAUGULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".
BAUTISTA   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BAPTISTE.
BAXTER   m   English
From an occupational surname which meant "(female) baker" in Old English.
BAYANI   m   Tagalog
Means "hero" in Tagalog.
BAYARD   m   Literature
Derived from Old French baiart meaning "bay coloured". In medieval French poetry Bayard was a bay horse owned by Renaud de Montauban and his brothers. The horse could magically adjust its size to carry multiple riders.
BAYRAM   m   Turkish
Means "festival" in Turkish.
BAZ   m   English (British)
Diminutive of BARRY or BASIL (1).
BAZYLI   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of BASIL (1).
BAZZA   m   English (British)
Diminutive of BARRY or BASIL (1).
BEARACH   m   Irish
Variant of BERACH.
BEAT   m   German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of BEATUS.
BEATHAN   m   Scottish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic beatha meaning "life".
BEATUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of BEATA. According to legend, Saint Beatus was ordained a priest by Saint Peter and evangelized in Switzerland. Another saint by this name was an 8th-century Asturian theologian.
BEAU   m   English
Means "beautiful" in French. It has been occasionally used as an American given name since the late 19th century. It appears in Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) as the name of Ashley and Melanie's son.
BEAUMONT   m   English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain".
BEAUREGARD   m   English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful outlook".
BEAVIS   m   Popular Culture
Variant of BEVIS. This name was used in the animated television program 'Beavis and Butthead'.
BECKETT   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname which could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".
BEDE   m   History
Modern form of the Old English name Baeda, possibly related to Old English bed "prayer". Saint Bede, called the Venerable Bede, was an 8th-century historian, scholar and Doctor of the Church.
BEDIVERE   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Bedwyr, which is of unknown meaning. In Arthurian legends Bedivere was one of the original companions of King Arthur. He first appears in early Welsh tales, and his story was later expanded by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century. He is the one who throws the sword Excalibur into the lake at the request of the dying Arthur.
BEDŘICH   m   Czech
Czech form of FREDERICK.
BEDROS   m   Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of PETROS.
BEELZEBUB   m   Biblical
From Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) meaning "lord of flies", intended as a mocking alteration of בּאל זבל (Ba'al Zevul) "Ba'al the exalted", one of the Canaanite names for their god BA'AL. In Milton's 'Paradise Lost' (1667) this is the name of Satan's chief lieutenant.
BEHAR   m   Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
BEHNAM   m   Persian
Means "reputable" (literally "good name") in Persian.
BEHRAM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BAHRAM.
BEHROOZ   m   Persian
Means "fortunate" (literally "good day") in Persian.
BEHROUZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of BEHROOZ.
BEHRUZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of BEHROOZ.
BÉLA   m   Hungarian
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It could be derived from Hungarian bél meaning "guts, bowel" or Slavic бѣлъ (belu) meaning "white". This was the name of four Hungarian kings.
BELENOS   m   Celtic Mythology
Variant of BELENUS.
BELENUS   m   Celtic Mythology
Probably from a Celtic word meaning "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a Gaulish solar god who was often equated with Apollo.
BELI   m   Welsh Mythology
Probably a Welsh derivative of BELENUS. Beli Mawr was a Welsh ancestor deity who established several royal lines in Wales.
BELIAL   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "worthless" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this term is used to refer to various wicked people. In the New Testament, Paul uses it as a name for Satan. In later Christian tradition Belial became an evil angel associated with lawlessness and lust.
BELSHATZZAR   m   Biblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.
BELSHAZZAR   m   Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical
From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sarra-usur meaning "BA'AL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before it was conquered by the Persians in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar is the last king of Babylon who sees the mystical handwriting on the wall, which is interpreted by Daniel to portend the end of the empire.
BEN (1)   m   English, German, Dutch
Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.
BEN (2)   m   Dutch
Short form of BERNHARD and other Germanic names beginning with the element bern meaning "bear".
BENAIAH   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name בְּנָיָהוּ (Benayahu) meaning "YAHWEH has built". This was the name of numerous Old Testament characters.
BENAS   m   Lithuanian
Short form of BENEDIKTAS or BENJAMINAS.
BEÑAT   m   Basque
Basque form of BERNARD.
BENAYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BENAIAH.
BENCE   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of VINCENT. It is also used as a short form of BENEDEK.
BENDEGÚZ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian variant of the Turkic name Mundzuk, possibly from mončuq meaning "jewel, bead". This was the name of Attila the Hun's father.
BENDIKS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENDT   m   Danish
Danish form of BENEDICT.
BENEDEK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDETTO   m   Italian
Italian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDICT   m   English
From the Late Latin name Benedictus which meant "blessed". Saint Benedict was an Italian monk who founded the Benedictines in the 6th century. After his time the name was common among Christians, being used by 16 popes. In England it did not come into use until the 12th century, at which point it became very popular. This name was also borne by the American general Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), who defected to Britain during the American Revolution.
BENEDICTUS   m   Late Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of BENEDICT, as well as the modern Dutch form.
BENEDIKT   m   German, Russian, Icelandic, Czech
Form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDIKTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDITO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDYKT   m   Polish
Polish form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENESH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of BENEDICT.
BENGT   m   Swedish
Swedish form of BENEDICT.
BENIAMIN   m   Romanian, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
BENIAMINO   m   Italian
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
BENIGNO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Benignus which meant "kind, friendly" in Latin. This was the name of several saints including a 5th-century disciple of Saint Patrick who later became the chief Bishop of Ireland.
BENIGNUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin form of BENIGNO.
BENITO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
BENJ   m   English
Short form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMIM   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BENJAMIN.
BENJÁMIN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMÍN   m   Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMIN   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).... [more]
BENJAMINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJI   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENJY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENNETT   m   English
Medieval form of BENEDICT. This was the more common spelling in England until the 18th century. Modern use of the name is probably also influenced by the common surname Bennett, itself a derivative of the medieval name.
BENNIE   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BENNO   m   German
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".
BENNY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
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