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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the origin is Classical Latin.
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ABÍLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of AVILIUS.
ABILIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AVILIUS.
AD   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of ADRIAAN.
ADEODATUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
ADI (3)   m   German, Romanian
Diminutive of ADOLF (German) or ADRIAN (Romanian) as well as other names beginning with the same sound.
ADORJÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ADRIAN.
ADRIÀ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ADRIAN.
ADRIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ADRIÁN   m   Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).
ADRIAN   m   English, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
ADRIANO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANUS   m   Dutch
Official Dutch form of ADRIAN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
ADRIEN   m   French
French form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJAN   m   Croatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of ADRIAN.
AEGIDIUS   m   Late Roman
Original Latin form of GILES.
AELIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AELIUS.
AELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
AEMILIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of EMILIANO.
AEMILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of EMIL.
AETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was probably derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle". A famous bearer was the 5th-century Roman general Flavius Aetius, who defeated Attila the Hun at the Battle of Chalons.
AFRICANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the place name AFRICA, which in Roman times referred only to North Africa. This was the agnomen of the 3rd-century BC Roman general Scipio Africanus, who was honoured with it after his victory over Carthage in the Second Punic War. His descendants used it as a cognomen.
AGOSTINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÁGOSTON   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGRIPPA   m & f   Ancient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
AGUSTÍ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AHENOBARBUS   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "bronze beard" in Latin. This name was borne by a series of consuls of the late Roman Republic.
AIMÉ   m   French
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see AMY).
AINGERU   m   Basque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AKONI   m   Hawaiian
Short form of ANAKONI.
AKU   m   Finnish
Short form of AUKUSTI.
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.
ALBANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
ALBANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of ALBAN.
ALBINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALBINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of ALBUS. Saint Albinus (also called Aubin) was a 6th-century bishop of Angers in Brittany.
ALBUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
AMABILIS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lovable". Saint Amabilis was a 5th-century priest in Riom, central France.
AMABLE   m   French (Archaic)
French form of AMABILIS.
AMADEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of AMADEUS.
AMADEO   m   Italian
Italian variant of AMADEUS. This was the name of a 19th-century king of Spain (born in Italy).
AMADEUS   m   Late Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMADO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AMATUS.
AMADOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of AMATOR.
AMANCIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AMANTIUS.
AMAND   m   French
French form of AMANDUS.
AMANDO   m   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of AMANDUS.
AMANDUS   m   Late Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
AMANTIUS   m   Late Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
AMATO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATUS.
AMATOR   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lover (of God)". Saint Amator was a 5th-century bishop of Auxerre.
AMATORE   m   Italian
Italian form of AMATOR.
AMATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "beloved". The 7th-century Saint Amatus was the first abbot of Remiremont Abbey.
AMÉ   m   Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉ.
AMÉDÉE   m   French
French form of AMADEUS.
AMEDEO   m   Italian
Italian form of AMADEUS. A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), an Italian chemist most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number. Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
AMOR   m & f   Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and the name can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
AMORE   m & f   Italian
Italian form of AMOR.
AMOUR   m & f   French
French form of AMOR.
AMULIUS   m   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, king of Alba Longa, but was eventually deposed by Numitor's grandsons Romulus and Remus.
ANAKONI   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANTHONY.
ANĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ANTHONY.
ANDĚL   m   Czech
Czech form of ANGEL.
ANĐELKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
ANĐELO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANDON   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Variant of ANTON.
ANDONI   m   Basque
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
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.
ANGELINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of ANGELO or ÁNGEL.
ANGELO   m   Italian
Italian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of ANGEL.
ANGHEL   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGHELU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGIOLO   m   Italian
Variant of ANGELO.
ANGJELKO   m   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ANGEL.
ANNUNZIATO   m   Italian (Rare)
Masculine form of ANNUNZIATA.
ANTAL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTANAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTE (1)   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
ANTHONY   m   English
English form of the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The most notable member of the Roman family was the general Marcus Antonius (called Mark Antony in English), who for a period in the 1st century BC ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Augustus. When their relationship turned sour, he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide, as related in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).... [more]
ANTO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTOINE   m   French, African American
French form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÓN   m   Galician
Galician form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONELLO   m   Italian
Diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONI   m   Polish, Catalan
Polish and Catalan form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIE (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIJ   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIJE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
ANTONÍN   m   Czech
Czech form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO). A famous bearer was the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
ANTONIN   m   French
French form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO). This name was borne by the French playwright Antonin Artaud (1896-1948).
ANTONINO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Antoninus, which was derived from Antonius (see ANTHONY). There were several early saints named Antoninus, including the patron saint of Sorrento. This was also the name of a 2nd-century Roman emperor.
ANTONINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name, a derivative of ANTONIUS.
ANTÓNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIO   m   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance painter Antonio Pisanello (c. 1395-1455). It is also the name of the main character in 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596) by William Shakespeare.
ANTONIOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIS   m   Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Dutch
Ancient Roman form of ANTHONY. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Anton or Antoon in daily life.
ANTONO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONY   m   English
Variant of ANTHONY. This was formerly the usual English spelling of the name, but during the 17th century the h began to be added.
ANTOON   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTTON   m   Basque
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTTONI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTUN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTWAN   m   African American
Variant of ANTOINE, in use since the 1960s.
ANXO   m   Galician
Galician form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
APPIUS   m   Ancient Roman
This was a Roman praenomen, or given name, used predominantly by the Claudia family. Its etymology is unknown. A famous bearer of this name was Appius Claudius Caecus, a Roman statesman of the 3rd century BC. He was responsible for the Aqua Appia (the first Roman aqueduct) and the Appian Way (a road between Rome and Capua), both of which were named for him.
AQUILA   m & f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
AQUILINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AQUILA.
ARIE (1)   m   Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
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.
ARIS (2)   m   Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARJAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ATÍLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of ATTILIO.
ATTILIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
AUBIN   m   French
French form of ALBINUS.
AUGUST   m   German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTE (1)   m   French
French form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTÍN   m   Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTIN   m   French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (1)   m   English
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages partly because of a second saint by this name, Augustine of Canterbury, a 6th-century Italian monk sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
AUGUSTINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of AUGUSTINE (1).
AUGUSTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTUS   m   Ancient Roman, Dutch
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. This was also the name of three kings of Poland.
AUGUSTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUKE   m   Frisian
Possibly a Frisian diminutive of AUGUSTINUS or AURELIUS.
AUKUSTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
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.
AURÈLE   m   French
French form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.
AURÉLIEN   m   French
French form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
AURELIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
AURELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin aureus "golden, gilded". Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor and philosophical writer. This was also the name of several early saints.
AURELIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of AURELIUS.
AUSTEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AUSTIN.
AUSTIN   m   English
Medieval contracted form of AUGUSTINE (1). Modern use of the name is probably also partly inspired by the common surname Austin, which is of the same origin. This is also the name of a city in Texas.
AUSTYN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of AUSTIN.
AVGUST   m   Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
AVGUŠTIN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AVILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning. Saint Avilius was a 1st-century patriarch of Alexandria.
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.
AWSTIN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of AUSTIN.
BAILEY   m & f   English
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
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.
BALENDIN   m   Basque
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BÁLINT   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
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.
BAS   m   Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASTIAAN   m   Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASTIAN   m   German
Short form of SEBASTIAN.
BASTIEN   m   French
Short form of SÉBASTIEN.
BATTISTA   m   Italian
Italian form of BAPTISTE.
BAUTISTA   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BAPTISTE.
BEAT   m   German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of BEATUS.
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.
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.
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.
BENAS   m   Lithuanian
Short form of BENEDIKTAS or BENJAMINAS.
BENCE   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of VINCENT. It is also used as a short form of BENEDEK.
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.
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.
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.
BENNY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BENOÎT   m   French
French form of BENEDICT.
BENSON   m   English
From a surname which originally meant "son of BENEDICT".
BENT (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of BENEDICT.
BENTO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese short form of BENEDITO.
BETTINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTO.
BIAGGIO   m   Italian (Rare)
Variant of BIAGIO.
BIAGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of BIAGIO.
BIAGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of BLAISE.
BIEITO   m   Galician
Galician form of BENEDICT.
BIKENDI   m   Basque
Basque form of VINCENT.
BITTOR   m   Basque
Basque form of VICTOR.
BLAISE   m   French
From the Roman name Blasius which meant "lisping" from Latin blaesus. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
BLANDINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of BLANDUS.
BLANDUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "charming" in Latin.
BLAS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BLAISE.
BLASIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of BLAISE.
BLAŽ   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of BLAISE. It may also be derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAZE   m   English (Modern)
Modern variant of BLAISE influenced by the English word blaze.
BŁAŻEJ   m   Polish
Polish form of BLAISE.
BLAŽEJ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BLAISE.
BOAVENTURA   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BONAVENTURA.
BOBBIE   f & m   English
Variant of BOBBY. As a feminine name it can be a diminutive of ROBERTA or BARBARA.
BOGHOS   m   Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of POGHOS.
BONAVENTURA   m   Italian
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.
BONAVENTURE   m   History
Variant of BONAVENTURA.
BONIFAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFÁC   m   Czech (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech and Hungarian form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFACE   m   French, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate". This was the name of nine popes and also several saints, including an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (originally named Winfrid) who is now regarded as the patron saint of that country. It came into use in England during the Middle Ages, but became rare after the Protestant Reformation.
BONIFACIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFACY   m   Polish
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFATIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of BONIFACE.
BONIFAZ   m   German (Rare)
German form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONITUS   m   Late Roman
Derived from a diminutive of Latin bonus meaning "good". This was the name of a 7th-century century saint, a bishop of Auvergne.
BOŠTJAN   m   Slovene
Short form of SEBASTJAN.
BOULOS   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of BULUS.
BRAIS   m   Galician
Galician form of BLAISE.
BRÁS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
BREIXO   m   Galician
Galician form of VERÍSSIMO.
BRET   m   English
Variant of BRETT.
BRETT   m & f   English
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).
BRITTON   m   English
Derived from a Middle English surname meaning "a Briton" (a Celt of England) or "a Breton" (an inhabitant of Brittany).
BRUTUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "heavy" in Latin. Famous bearers include Lucius Junius Brutus, the traditional founder of the Roman Republic, and Marcus Junius Brutus, the statesman who conspired to assassinated Julius Caesar.
BUENAVENTURA   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
BULUS   m   Arabic
Arabic form of PAUL.
CAECILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original masculine form of CECILIA.
CAELESTINUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name, a derivative of CAELESTIS. This name was borne by five popes (usually spelled Celestine in English).
CAELESTIS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "of the sky, heavenly".
CAELINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was itself derived from the Roman family name CAELIUS.
CAELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin caelum meaning "heaven".
CAESAR   m   Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which possibly meant "hairy", from Latin caesaries "hair". Julius Caesar and his adopted son Julius Caesar Octavianus (commonly known as Augustus) were both rulers of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. Caesar was used as a title by the emperors that came after them.
CAESARIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from CAESAR. Saint Caesarius was a 6th-century bishop of Arles.
CAETANO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAI (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of KAI (1).
CAIETANUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of GAETANO.
CAILEAN   m   Scottish
Means "whelp, young dog" in Gaelic. This name is also used as a Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CAIO   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of GAIUS.
CAIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GAIUS.
CAJ   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of KAI (1).
CAJETAN   m   History
English form of CAIETANUS.
CALIGULA   m   History
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.
CALLUM   m   Scottish
Variant of CALUM.
CALUM   m   Scottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CALVUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
CAMILLE   f & m   French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CAMILLO   m   Italian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CAMILLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.
CAMILO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CANDIDE   m & f   French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CANDIDUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of CANDIDA. This name was borne by a few early saints and martyrs.
CARLISLE   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.
CARLYLE   m   English
Variant of CARLISLE.
CARSTEN   m   Low German, Danish
Variant of KARSTEN.
CASSIAN   m   Ancient Roman (Anglicized)
From the Roman family name Cassianus, which was derived from CASSIUS. This was the name of several saints, including a 3rd-century martyr from Tangier who is the patron saint of stenographers and a 5th-century mystic who founded a monastery in Marseille.
CASSIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of CASSIUS.
CASSIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin cassus "empty, vain". This name was borne by several early saints. In modern times, it was the original first name of boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), who was named after his father Cassius Clay, who was himself named after the American abolitionist Cassius Clay (1810-1903).
CATO (1)   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "wise" in Latin. This name was bestowed upon Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato), a 2nd-century BC Roman statesman, author and censor, and was subsequently inherited by his descendants, including his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis), a politician and philosopher who opposed Julius Caesar.
CAYETANO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CEBRIÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CECIL   m   English
From the Roman name Caecilius (see CECILIA). This was the name of a 3rd-century saint, a companion of Saint Cyprian. Though it was in use during the Middle Ages in England, it did not become common until the 19th century when it was given in honour of the noble Cecil family, who had been prominent since the 16th century. Their surname was derived from the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.
CECILIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Caecilius (see CECILIA).
CEEL   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARCELLUS.
CEES   m   Dutch
Variant of KEES.
CÉLESTE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CELESTE   f & m   Italian, English
Italian feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS. It is also the English feminine form.
CÉLESTIN   m   French
French form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTINE   f & m   English
English form of CAELESTINUS. It is more commonly used as a feminine name, from the French feminine form Célestine.
CELESTINO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of CAELESTINUS.
CELESTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
CELINO   m   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELINUS or a short form of MARCELINO.
CÉLIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CAELIUS.
CELIO   m   Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of CAELIUS.
CELSO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of CELSUS.
CELSUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which meant "tall" in Latin. This was the name of a 2nd-century philosopher who wrote against Christianity. It was also borne by an early saint martyred with Nazarius in Milan.
CENEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of VINCENC.
CÉSAIRE   m   French
French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSAR   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
CESARE   m   Italian
Italian form of CAESAR.
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