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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is G.
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GIORGIOmItalian
Italian form of GEORGE.
GIORGOSmGreek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GIOSUÈmItalian
Italian form of JOSHUA.
GIOTTOmItalian
Possibly from Ambrogiotto, a diminutive of AMBROGIO. This name was borne by Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), an Italian painter and architect.
GIOVANNImItalian
Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of this name.
GIRALDOmItalian
Italian form of GERALD.
GIRISHAmHinduism
Means "lord of the mountain" in Sanskrit. This is a name of the Hindu god Shiva, given because of his abode in the Himalayan Mountains.
GIROLAMOmItalian
Italian form of JEROME.
GISBERTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".
GISELBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISELMUNDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements gisil meaning "hostage, pledge" and mund meaning "protection".
GISILBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISILFRIDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" and frid "peace".
GISLENUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gislin (see GHISLAIN).
GISLINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GHISLAIN.
GISMUNDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a variant of GISELMUND or SIGISMUND using shortened forms of the initial element.
GIUANNEmSardinian
Sardinian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
GIULIANOmItalian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIOmItalian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSEPPEmItalian
Italian form of JOSEPH. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
GIUSTINOmItalian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GIVImGeorgian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
GJERGJmAlbanian
Albanian form of GEORGE.
GJONmAlbanian
Albanian form of JOHN.
GJORDmSwedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJORGJImMacedonian
Macedonian form of GEORGE.
GJURDmNorwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLADWINmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name GLÆDWINE.
GLÆDWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements glæd "bright" and wine "friend". This name was not actually recorded in the Old English era, though it is attested starting in the 11th century.
GLANVILLEmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was taken from a Norman place name which possibly meant "domain of (a person named) Gland" in Old French.
GLAUCIAm & fAncient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLAUCOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GLAUCUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Γλαυκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey". This was the name of a Greek sea god, as well as other characters in Greek legend.
GLAWm & fWelsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
GLEBmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
GLENDOWERmWelsh
Anglicized form of GLYNDWR.
GLENNmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". A famous bearer of the surname was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
GLIGORmMacedonian
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
GLOOSCAPmNew World Mythology
Derived from an Eastern Algonquian phrase meaning "man from nothing". Glooscap (or Gluskabe) was a hero involved in the creation myths of the Wabanaki people of eastern North America.
GLYNmWelsh
Means "valley" in Welsh.
GLYNDWRmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley water". This name is often given in honour of Owain Glyndwr, a 14th-century Welsh patriot who led a revolt against England.
GLYNNmWelsh
Variant of GLYN.
GNAEUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown Etruscan meaning, though it may be related to Latin naevus "birthmark". A famous bearer was Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great, a Roman general of the 1st century BC.
GOBÁNmIrish
Either means "little smith" from Irish gobha "smith" combined with a diminutive suffix, or else derived from the name of the Irish god GOIBNIU (which is also a derivative of gobha).
GOBINDmIndian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
GOBINDAmBengali
Bengali form of GOVINDA.
GOCHAmGeorgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Georgian dialectal word meaning "old man".
GODAm & fAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
GODABERTmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and beraht "bright".
GODDARDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the Germanic given name GODEHARD.
GODEFROYmFrench
French form of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODEHARDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and hard "hardy, brave". This was the name of an 11th-century saint who was a bishop of Hildesheim.
GODFREYmEnglish
From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
GODFRIEDmDutch
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODOFREDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GODFREY.
GODRICmAnglo-Saxon
Means "power of god", derived from Old English god combined with ric "power, rule". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman conquest.
GODTFREDmNorwegian
Norwegian form of GODFREY.
GODWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.
GOFFREDOmItalian
Italian form of GODFREY.
GOFRAIDHmIrish
Irish form of GODFREY.
GOGAmGeorgian
Diminutive of GIORGI.
GOGImGeorgian
Diminutive of GIORGI.
GOIBNIUmIrish Mythology
Derived from Irish gobha meaning "smith". This was the name of the Irish smith god, a provider of weapons for the Tuatha De Danann. He was also skilled at brewing beer.
GÖKERmTurkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and er meaning "brave man".
GÖKHANmTurkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
GÖKSUmTurkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
GOLIATHmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew גָּלְיָת (Golyat), possibly derived from גָּלָה (galah) meaning "uncover, reveal". This is the name of the giant Philistine who is slain by David in the Old Testament.
GOLSHANf & mPersian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZARm & fPersian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMERm & fBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GOMESmMedieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
GONÇALOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of GONZALO.
GONZALOmSpanish
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund "war" and salv which is of unknown meaning.
GOODWINmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the given name GODWINE.
GOPALAmHinduism
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna. This name was also borne by the 8th-century founder of the Pala Empire in Bengal.
GOPINATHmTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
GOPINATHAmHinduism
Means "leader of the gopis" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, acquired because of his association with the gopis, who are cow-herding girls.
GORAIDHmScottish
Scottish form of GODFREY.
GÖRANmSwedish
Medieval Swedish form of GEORGE.
GØRANmNorwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of GEORGE.
GORANmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
GORDmEnglish
Short form of GORDON.
GORDANmSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic gord meaning "dignified". This name and the feminine form Gordana were popularized by the publication of Croatian author Marija Jurić Zagorka's novel 'Gordana' (1935).
GORDENmEnglish
Variant of GORDON.
GORDIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Gordianus which meant "from Gordium", Gordium being the capital of Phrygia in Asia Minor. This is the name by which three Roman emperors are known.
GORDIEmEnglish
Diminutive of GORDON. A famous bearer was Canadian hockey star Gordie Howe (1928-2016).
GORDONmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was originally derived from a place name in Berwickshire meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.
GORDYmEnglish
Diminutive of GORDON.
GOREmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "triangular" (from Old English gara), originally referring to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land. A famous bearer is American writer Gore Vidal (1925-).
GORGImMacedonian
Variant transcription of GJORGJI.
GORKAmBasque
Basque form of GEORGE.
GOROmJapanese
Variant transcription of GOROU.
GORONWYmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes but was himself killed.
GOROUmJapanese
From Japanese (go) meaning "five" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fifth son. Different combinations of kanji are also possible.
GOSSEmMedieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
GÖSTAmSwedish
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GÖSTAVmSwedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GOSTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GOSWINmDutch (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements Gaut "Goth" and win "friend".
GOTAMAmHinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "ox, cow" and तम (tama) meaning "best". In Hindu texts this is the name of one of the Saptarshis, or seven sages. This name was also born by an early Indian philosopher who wrote the Nyaya Sutras.
GOTELEIBmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
GOTTFRIDmSwedish
Swedish form of GODFREY.
GOTTFRIEDmGerman
German form of GODFREY. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Gottfried von Strassburg and the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the inventors of calculus.
GOTTHARDmGerman
German form of GODEHARD.
GOTTHILFmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTHOLDmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "lovely". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTLOBmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTSCHALKmGerman (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements god "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
GOTZONmBasque
Means "angel" in Basque.
GOVADmPersian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
GOVINDAmHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
GOYATHLAYmNative American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
GOYOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of GREGORIO.
GOZZOmAncient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Gaut meaning "Goth".
GRACIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRACJANmPolish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRADYmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.
GRAEMEmScottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRAHAMmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname, originally derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham. A famous bearer was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone.
GRAHAMEmScottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRANTmEnglish, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.
GRANVILLEmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRATIANmHistory
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.
GRATIENmFrench
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAYm & fEnglish
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAYSONmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".
GRAZIANOmItalian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRÉAGÓIRmIrish
Irish form of GREGORY.
GREERf & mScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREGmEnglish
Short form of GREGORY.
GREGAmSlovene
Slovene form of GREGORY.
GREGERmSwedish
Swedish form of GREGORY.
GREGERSmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of GREGORY.
GREGGmEnglish
Short form of GREGORY.
GRÉGOIREmFrench
French form of GREGORY.
GREGORmGerman, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of GREGORY. A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
GREGORIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
GREGORIOSmLate Greek
Original Greek form of GREGORY.
GREGORYmEnglish
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγοριος (Gregorios), derived from γρηγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert". This name was popular among early Christians, being borne by a number of important saints including Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century), Saint Gregory the Illuminator (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century), and Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century). It was also borne by the 6th-century pope Saint Gregory I the Great, a reformer and Doctor of the Church, as well as 15 subsequent popes.... [more]
GREIGmScottish
Scottish diminutive of GREGORY.
GRENVILLEmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRANVILLE.
GRESHAMmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "grazing homestead" in Old English.
GREYm & fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of GRAY.
GRGAmCroatian
Short form of GRGUR.
GRGURmCroatian
Croatian form of GREGORY.
GRIERmScottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GREER.
GRIFFINmEnglish
Latinized form of GRUFFUDD. This name can also be inspired by the English word griffin, a creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, ultimately from Greek γρυψ (gryps).
GRIFFITHmWelsh
Anglicized form of GRUFFUDD.
GRIGOLmGeorgian
Georgian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORmWelsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian form of GREGORY. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
GRIGOREmRomanian
Romanian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORImRussian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRIGORIImRussian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY, as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
GRIGORIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORIOSmGreek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GRIGORISmGreek
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
GRIGORIYmRussian
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
GRIGORYmRussian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRIMALDOmSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of GRIMWALD.
GRIMWALDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements grim "mask" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
GRIOGAIRmScottish
Scottish form of GREGORY.
GRISHAmRussian
Diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRONWmWelsh
Variant of GORONWY.
GROSVENORmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
GROVERmEnglish
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program 'Sesame Street'.
GROZDANmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
GRUFFUDDmWelsh
From the Old Welsh name Griphiud, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.
GRWNmWelsh
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
GRZEGORZmPolish
Polish form of GREGORY.
GUADALUPEf & mSpanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUALBERTOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Waldobert (see GAUBERT).
GUÁLTERmPortuguese
Portuguese form of WALTER.
GUALTIEROmItalian
Italian form of WALTER.
GUANTINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYUm & fChinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GUARINmMedieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
GUDAmArabic
Variant transcription of JUDA.
GUDBRANDmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
GUDINAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GUDMUNDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
GUERINOmItalian
Italian form of WARIN.
GUGLIELMOmItalian
Italian form of WILLIAM.
GUIDOmItalian, German
Latinized form of WIDO. This was the name of two 11th-century saints. Other notable bearers include 11th-century music theorist Guido d'Arezzo, 13th-century poet Guido Cavalcanti, and 17th-century painter Guido Reni.
GUIFRÉmCatalan (Rare)
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
GUILHERMEmPortuguese
Portuguese form of WILLIAM.
GUILLAUMEmFrench
French form of WILLIAM.
GUILLEMmCatalan
Catalan form of WILLIAM.
GUILLERMOmSpanish
Spanish form of WILLIAM.
GUIOMARf & mPortuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GUISCARDmMedieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GUIYINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GULm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GULBAHARf & mUrdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBRANDmNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
GULSHANmIndian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GULZARm & fUrdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUMARICHmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "power, rule".
GÜNAYf & mTurkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GUNDHRAMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNDISALVUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
GUNNARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
GUNNEmSwedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
GUNNImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GÜNTHERmGerman, Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic name Gundahar, derived from the elements gund "war" and hari "army, warrior". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century Burgundian king. He appears in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', which has him wooing the Icelandic queen Brünhild. He wins her hand in marriage with the help of the hero Siegfried. He ultimately betrays Siegfried, but Siegfried's widow Kriemhild (Günther's sister) takes her revenge upon him.
GUNTRAMmGerman
Means "war raven" from the Germanic elements gund "war" and hramn "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king.
GUNTURmIndonesian
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
GUNVALDmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
GUOm & fChinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
GURDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
GURGENmArmenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
GURMEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
GÜRSELmTurkish
Means "flowing water" in Turkish.
GURUTZmBasque
Means "cross" in Basque.
GUS (2)mGreek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
GUSTAAFmDutch
Dutch form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAFmSwedish, German
Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Possibly means "staff of the Goths", derived from the Old Norse elements Gautr "Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name GOSTISLAV. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
GUSTAVEmFrench
French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
GUSTAVOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVSmLatvian
Latvian form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAWmPolish
Polish form of GUSTAV.
GUSTImIndonesian, Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
GUSZTÁVmHungarian
Hungarian form of GUSTAV.
GUÐMUNDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of GUDMUND.
GUTOmWelsh
Diminutive of GRUFFUDD.
GUTXImBasque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
GUUSmDutch
Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
GÜVENÇmTurkish
Means "trust" in Turkish.
GUYmEnglish, French
Norman French form of WIDO. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels 'Guy Mannering' (1815) by Sir Walter Scott and 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854) by C. M. Yonge.
GVIDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GUIDO.
GWALCHMEImWelsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with mei "May (the month)". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend. He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from Arthurian romance.
GWALLTERmWelsh
Welsh form of WALTER.
GWANDOYAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
GWENAËLmFrench, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENNEGmBreton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
GWILmWelsh
Welsh short form of GWILYM.
GWILHERMmBreton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
GWILIMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILLYMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILYMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWRTHEYRNmAncient Celtic
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor meaning "over" and teyrn meaning "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.
GWYDIONmWelsh Mythology
Means "born of trees" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, Gwydion was the nephew of Math, and like him a powerful magician. He was the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, for whom he fashioned a wife, Blodeuwedd, out of flowers.
GWYNmWelsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEDDf & mWelsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GWYNFORmWelsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with mawr meaning "great, large".
GWYNNmWelsh
Variant of GWYN.
GWYTHYRmWelsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYATSOmTibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho) meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
GYEONGm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
GYÖRGYmHungarian
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
GYŐZŐmHungarian
Means "victor" in Hungarian.
GYULAmHungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.
GYURImHungarian
Diminutive of GYÖRGY.
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