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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is N.
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NJÁLLmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJORDmNorse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NJÖRÐRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of NJORD.
NKEMDILIMm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKOSANAmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
NKRUMAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNAMDImWestern African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
NOACHmHebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAH (1)mEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, repose", derived from the root נוּחַ (nuach). According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
Swedish form of NOAH (1).
NOAMm & fHebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
From Japanese (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust", (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" or (nobu) meaning "extend, stretch, open" combined with (yuki) meaning "row, line" or (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
NOEmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NOAH (1) used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
English form of NOËL.
NOGAf & mHebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOGAHm & fBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
Limburgish short form of ARNOLD.
NOLANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NOLLmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of OLIVER.
NOLLAIGm & fIrish
Means "Christmas" in Irish.
NONUSmAncient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
Finnish form of NOAH (1).
NOOR (1)f & mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOR (1)f & mMalay
Malay variant of NUR.
NOR (2)mLimburgish
Short form of NORBAER.
Limburgish form of NORBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Norbert.
NORBERTmGerman, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
NORBERTOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of NORBERT.
NORBUmTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
From Japanese (nori) meaning "ceremony, rites" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
Short form of NORMAN.
NORMANmEnglish, Ancient Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers and later as a given name. After the Conquest it became more common, but died out around the 14th century. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to a character by this name in C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Daisy Chain' (1856).
From a surname which was derived from the same source as the name NORMAN.
From an English surname, either NORRIS (1) or NORRIS (2).
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "north town" in Old English.
From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "north wood" in Old English.
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
NOTAHmNative American, Navajo
Means "almost there" in Navajo.
NOURf & mArabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUREDDINEmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN (chiefly Maghrebi).
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NOWELLmEnglish (Rare)
From the surname Nowell (a variant of NOEL).
NOYf & mHebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NSIAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDAm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NUADAmIrish Mythology
Possibly means "protector" in Celtic. In Irish myth he was an Irish god and a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was killed in battle against the Fomorii.
NUALLÁNmAncient Irish
Derived from Irish nuall "noble, famous" combined with a diminutive suffix.
NUDDmWelsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of NUADA.
NUHmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
NUKAm & fNative American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
NUMITORmRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Numitor was the king of Alba Longa and the father of Rhea Silvia. He was overthrown by his brother Amulius, but reinstated by his grandsons Romulus and Remus.
NUÑOmMedieval Spanish
Spanish form of NUNO.
NUNOmPortuguese, Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish name, possibly from Latin nonus "ninth" or nunnus "grandfather". Saint Nuno was a 14th-century Portuguese general who defeated a Castilian invasion.
Masculine short form of ANNUNZIATA. It also coincides with the related Italian word nunzio "messenger" (ultimately from Latin nuntius).
NURf & mArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
NURASYLmKazakh (Rare)
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and асыл (asyl) meaning "precious, noble".
Turkish form of NUR AD-DIN.
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) combined with Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام).
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and ұлан (ulan) meaning "soldier".
Combination of Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and the name MUHAMAD.
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" and сұлтан (sultan) meaning "sultan, king" (both words of Arabic origin).
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
NURULm & fArabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
NURULLAHmArabic, Turkish
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
From Kazakh нұр (nur) meaning "light" (of Arabic origin) and жан (zhan) meaning "soul" (of Persian origin).
Diminutive of ANEIRIN.
NYNNIAWmAncient Celtic
Meaning unknown, presumably of Welsh origin. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a Welsh prince who fought against the invading forces of Julius Caesar. It was also borne by an 8th-century Welsh historian, usually known by the Latinized form Nennius.
NYOMANm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder". This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
NYONGESAmEastern African, Luhya
Means "born on Saturday" in Luhya.
NYYRIKKImFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Finnish god of the hunt, the son of Tapio.
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