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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the length is 5.
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'AAMIR   m   Arabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
AAMIR   m   Arabic
Variant of AMIR (1).
AAREN   m & f   English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
AARNE   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
AARÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AARON.
AARON   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon) which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
AATOS   m   Finnish
Means "thought" in Finnish.
AATTO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ADOLF. It also means "eve, evening before" in Finnish, as the day before an important holiday.
ABBÁN   m   Irish
Means "little abbot", derived from Irish abb "abbot" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the son of king Cormac of Leinster.
'ABBAS   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of ABBAS.
ABBAS   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
ABDUL   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").
ABELE   m   Italian
Italian form of ABEL.
ABHAY   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABIAH   m & f   Biblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIHU   m   Biblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
ABNER   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
ABRAM (1)   m   English, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
ABRAM (2)   m   Russian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
ACHAB   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
ACHAN   m   Biblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
'ACH'AV   m   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHIM (1)   m   German
German short form of JOACHIM.
ACHIM (2)   m   Biblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
ADAIR   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the given name EDGAR.
ADAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADAMU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ADINA (1)   m & f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
ADINO   m   Biblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ADISA   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
ADLAI   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADNAN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
ADOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
ADRIÀ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ADRIAN.
ÁEDÁN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODHÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Scots.
AERON (1)   m & f   Welsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERON (2)   f & m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AESON   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
AESOP   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αισωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.
AFRIM   m   Albanian
Means "approach" in Albanian.
AFZAL   m   Arabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
AGHIL   m   Persian
Persian form of AQIL.
AGNAR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or ag "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNER   m   Danish
Danish form of AGNAR.
AGUNG   m   Indonesian
Means "great, large" in Indonesian.
AHMAD   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMED   m   Turkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AHMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of AHMAD.
AHOTH   m   Biblical Latin
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
AIBEK   m   Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Turkic ay "moon" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
AIDAN   m   Irish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of AODHÁN. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it uses the same fashionable aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
AIDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AIDAN.
AILÍN   m   Irish
Irish cognate of ALAN.
AITOR   m   Basque
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
AJDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AYDIN.
AJEET   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant transcription of AJIT.
AJITH   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of AJIT.
AKAKI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
AKAMU   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADAM.
AKASH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKBAR   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
AKEEM   m   African American
Perhaps a variant of HAKIM.
AKHIL   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKIBA   m   Hebrew
Form of YAAKOV. Akiba ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
AKIRA   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
AKIVA   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AKIBA.
AKONI   m   Hawaiian
Short form of ANAKONI.
AKRAM   m   Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
AKSEL   m   Danish, Norwegian
Variant of AXEL.
ALAIN   m   French
French form of ALAN.
ALARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ADALHARD.
ALBAN   m   German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
ALBUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
ALDEN   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.
ALDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosian form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDUS   m & f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALEIX   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ALEXIS.
ALEJO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKS   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish
Short form of ALEKSEY or ALEKSANDR.
ALFEO   m   Italian
Italian form of ALPHAEUS.
ALFIE   m   English
Diminutive of ALFRED.
ALGAR   m   English (Rare)
Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman conquest, being absorbed by similar-sounding names and Norman and Scandinavian cognates. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
ALGER   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name ALGAR.
ALJAŽ   m   Slovene
Derived from a Slovene surname, which is of unknown meaning.
ALLAH   m   Theology
Derived from Arabic الإله (al-ilah) meaning "the deity". It is primarily used to refer to the Islamic God, though it was originally used by pre-Islamic Arabs, and is sometimes used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews.
ALLAN   m   English, Scottish, Danish
Variant of ALAN. The American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) got his middle name from the surname of the parents who adopted him.
ALLEN   m   English, Scottish
Variant of ALAN. A famous bearer of this name was Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), an American beat poet. Another is the American film director and actor Woody Allen (1935-), who took the stage name Allen from his real first name.
ALLON   m   Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALLYN   m   English
Variant of ALAN.
ALMAS   f & m   Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALMIR (1)   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ALMIRO.
ALMIR (2)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AL-AMIR.
ALMOG   m & f   Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ÁLMOS   m   Hungarian
Possibly from Hungarian álmos "sleepy", though perhaps of Turkic origin meaning "bought". This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the father of a great nation.
ALOIS   m   German, Czech
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZ   m   Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOYS   m   Medieval Occitan
Medieval Occitan form of LOUIS.
ALPHA   f & m   English
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
ALPIN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ailpein, possibly derived from a Pictish word meaning "white". This was the name of two kings of Dál Riata and two kings of the Picts in the 8th and 9th centuries.
ALTAN   m   Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
ALTER   m   Yiddish
Means "old" in Yiddish. This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.
ALTON   m   English
From an Old English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town at the source of the river".
ALTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ALBERT.
ALVAH   m   Biblical
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.
ALVAR   m   Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
ALVIN   m   English
From a medieval form of any of the Old English names ÆLFWINE, ÆÐELWINE or EALDWINE. It was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname which was derived from the Old English names.
ALVIS   m   Norse Mythology
Means "all wise" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
ALWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From either of the two Germanic names ALFWIN or ADALWIN.
ALWYN   m   Welsh
From the name of the River Alwen in Wales.
AMADI (1)   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "free man" in Igbo.
AMADI (2)   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
AMADO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AMATUS.
AMAND   m   French
French form of AMANDUS.
AMANI   f & m   Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMATO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATUS.
AMERY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of EMERY.
AMETS   m & f   Basque
Means "dream" in Basque.
AMIAS   m   English (Rare)
Variant of AMYAS.
AMJAD   m   Arabic
Means "more glorious" in Arabic.
'AMMAR   m   Arabic
Means "virtuous, pious" in Arabic.
AMMAR   m   Arabic
Means "virtuous, devout" in Arabic.
AMMON   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Yamanu (see AMON).
AMNON   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.
AMORE   m & f   Italian
Italian form of AMOR.
AMOUR   m & f   French
French form of AMOR.
AMRAM   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
AMRIT   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink which gives immortality.
AMUND   m   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element ag "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
AMYAS   m   English (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps a derivative of AMIS. Alternatively, it may come from a surname which originally indicated that the bearer was from the city of Amiens in France. Edmund Spenser used this name for a minor character in his epic poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
ANAND   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANI   m   Biblical
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
ANANT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANAPA   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ANUBIS.
ANARU   m   Maori
Maori form of ANDREW.
ANASS   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ANAS.
ANATH (1)   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
ANĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ANTHONY.
ANDĚL   m   Czech
Czech form of ANGEL.
ANDER   m   Basque
Basque form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANDON   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Variant of ANTON.
ANDOR (1)   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
ANDOR (2)   m   Hungarian
Variant of ANDRÁS.
ANDRE   m   English, African American
English form of ANDRÉ.
ANDRÉ   m   French, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRO   m   Croatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ÁNGEL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGEL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGEL   m & f   English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ANGUS   m   Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of AONGHUS.
ANISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANKIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKUR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANNAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.
ANOOP   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Variant transcription of ANUP.
ANRAÍ   m   Irish
Irish form of HENRY.
ANSEL   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name ANSELM. A famous bearer was American photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984).
ANSON   m   English
From a surname meaning "son of AGNES".
ANSSI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANSELM.
ANTAL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÓN   m   Galician
Galician form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ANDREW.
ANTUN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANWAR   m   Arabic
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
ANWER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ANWAR.
ANZOR   m   Georgian, Chechen
Possibly derived from Georgian აზნაური (aznauri) "noble", ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar.
ARASH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "truthfulness" or "bright" in Persian. In Persian legend Arash was a Persian archer who was ordered by the Turans to shoot an arrow, the landing place of which would determine the new location of the Persian-Turan border. Arash climbed a mountain and fired his arrow with such strength that it flew for several hours and landed on the banks of the far-away Oxus River.
ARATA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (arata) meaning "fresh, new". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ARAWN   m   Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the god of the underworld, called Annwfn, in Welsh mythology.
ARDAL   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
ARDEN   m & f   English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARELI   m   Biblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
AREND   m   Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of ARNOLD. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
ARGUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αργος (Argos), derived from αργος (argos) meaning "glistening, shining". In Greek myth this name belonged to both the man who built the Argo and a man with a hundred eyes.
ARIEH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of king Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).
ARIES   m   Roman Mythology
Means "ram" in Latin. This is the name of a constellation and the first sign of the zodiac. Some Roman legends state that the ram in the constellation was the one who supplied the Golden Fleece sought by Jason.
ARJAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ARLEN   m   English
Meaning unknown, possibly from a surname.
ARLIE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "eagle wood" in Old English. This name can also be a diminutive of ARLENE.
ARMAN   m   Kazakh
Means "dream" in Kazakh, of Persian origin.
ARMAS   m   Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (an archaic poetic word).
ARMEL   m   French
From the old Welsh name Arthfael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARMEN   m   Armenian
Derived from the name of the country Armenia.
ARMIN   m   German
Modern form of ARMINIUS.
ARNAU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ARNOLD.
ARNDT   m   German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNIE   m   English
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ÁRPÁD   m   Hungarian
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.
ARRAN   m   Scottish
From the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.
ARRON   m   English
Variant of AARON.
ARSEN   m   Armenian
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
ARTEM   m   Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ARTYOM.
ARTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTÚR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ARTHUR.
ARUNA   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ARVEL   m   English
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
ARVID   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ARWEL   m   Welsh
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
ARWYN   m   Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
ARYAN   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA.
ARYEH   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ASAPH   m   Biblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ASEEM   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of ASIM (2).
ASGER   m   Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ASHER   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
ASIER   m   Basque
Means "the beginning" in Basque.
ASLAN   m   Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ingush
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The name Aslan was later used by the author C. S. Lewis for the main protagonist (a lion) in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books, first appearing in 1950.
ASTON   m & f   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTOR   m   English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk".
ATHOL   m & f   Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland which was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATİLA   m   Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATIYA   m & f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATLAS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλαω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.
AUBIN   m   French
French form of ALBINUS.
AULAY   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
AULIS   m   Finnish
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
AULUS   m   Ancient Roman
Possibly from Latin avulus "little grandfather", though it could be from the Etruscan name Aule, which was possibly derived from avils meaning "years". This was a Roman praenomen, or given name. Folk etymology connects it to Latin aula "palace".
AURÉL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
AUREL   m   German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak
German, Romanian, Czech and Slovak form of AURELIUS.
AVERY   m & f   English
From a surname which was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
'AVI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVIYA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNER   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRUM   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
AYBEK   m   Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Variant transcription of AIBEK.
AYDAN (2)   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AIDAN.
AYDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AIDAN.
AYDIN   m   Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYMAN   m   Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
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.
AZHAR   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
BAAKO   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BAARD   m   Norwegian
Variant of BÅRD.
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.
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.
BADRI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of BADR.
BAGGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BAGUS   m   Indonesian
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
BAHIJ   m   Arabic
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAKAR   m   Basque
Means "alone" in Basque.
BAKIR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BAQIR.
BAKIR   m   Bosnian
Bosian form of BAQIR.
BALDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDOVINO and TEOBALDO.
BALDR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BANDI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ANDRÁS.
BAQIR   m   Arabic
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
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.
BARAZ   m   Persian
Means "exalted" in Persian.
BARIŞ   m   Turkish
Means "peace" in Turkish.
BARNA   m   Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BARNABAS.
BARRA   m   Irish
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRY   m   Irish, English
Anglicized form of BAIRRE. It is also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of BERACH.
BARTA   m   Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
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.
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.
BAZZA   m   English (British)
Diminutive of BARRY or BASIL (1).
BEHAR   m   Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
BENAS   m   Lithuanian
Short form of BENEDIKTAS or BENJAMINAS.
BEÑAT   m   Basque
Basque form of BERNARD.
BENCE   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of VINCENT. It is also used as a short form of BENEDEK.
BENDT   m   Danish
Danish form of BENEDICT.
BENGT   m   Swedish
Swedish form of BENEDICT.
BENJI   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENJY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENNO   m   German
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".
BENNY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BENTO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese short form of BENEDITO.
BEPPE   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
BERAT   m   Turkish
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".
BERKO   m   Western African, Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
BERND   m   German
Short form of BERNHARD.
BERNT   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
BERNY   m & f   English
Variant of BERNIE.
BERRY (1)   m   English
Variant of BARRY.
BERTO   m   Italian, Spanish
Short form of ROBERTO, ALBERTO, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BEVAN   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Evan meaning "son of EVAN".
BEVIS   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which is possibly derived from the name of the French town Beauvais.
BHIMA   m   Hinduism
Means "terrible, formidable" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the second son of Pandu, and thus one of the five Pandavas. He was known for his terrific strength and skill as a warrior.
BIBEK   m   Nepali, Bengali
Nepali and Bengali form of VIVEK.
BIJAY   m   Bengali
Bengali form of VIJAYA.
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