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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the relationship is newer form.
There are 549 names matching your criteria.

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).
ADAM   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make"... [more]
ADOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf... [more]
ÁED   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODH.
AENGUS   m   Irish
Variant of AONGHUS.
AGAPIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Masculine form of AGAPE. This was the name of a saint from Caesarea who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
AHARON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
AHRIMAN   m   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of ANGRA MAINYU.
AHTI   m   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.
AILILL   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "elf" in Irish Gaelic. This name occurs frequently in Irish legend, borne for example by the husband of queen Medb.
AIMÉ   m   French
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see AMY).
AKAKIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from α (a), a negative prefix, combined with κακη (kake) "evil"... [more]
ALARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ADALHARD.
ALBOIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Form of ALFWIN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.
ALDOUS   m   English (Rare)
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia... [more]
ALEXANDROS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXIS   m & f   German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help"... [more]
ALF (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild... [more]
ALFONS   m   German, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Polish form of ALFONSO.
ALFRED   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
ALGAR   m   English (Rare)
Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear"... [more]
ALKIVIADIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALPHEGE   m   History
Middle English form of ÆLFHEAH.
ALVA (2)   m   English
Variant of ALVAH. A famous bearer of this name was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
ALVIN   m   English
From a medieval form of any of the Old English names ÆLFWINE, ÆÐELWINE or EALDWINE... [more]
ALWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From either of the two Germanic names ALFWIN or ADALWIN.
AMIRAN   m   Georgian, Literature
Variant of AMIRANI. This is the name of the central character in the medieval Georgian romance 'Amiran-Darejaniani' by Moses of Khoni... [more]
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.
AMOS   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "carried" in Hebrew. Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor... [more]
ANASTAS   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ANASTASIUS.
ANDREAS   m   German, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of ANDREW. It is also the form used in modern Greek, German and Welsh.
ANEIRIN   m   Welsh
Welsh name, originally spelled Neirin, which possibly means "noble". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet.
ANIKETOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of ANICETUS.
ANSELM   m   German, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection"... [more]
ANSGAR   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
AODH   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings... [more]
AODHÁN   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
From the old Irish name Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (see AODH). This was the name of an Irish monk and saint of the 7th century... [more]
AONGHUS   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth... [more]
ARA   m   Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him.
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... [more]
ARCHEMBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
ARDASHIR   m   Persian
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire... [more]
ARDESHIR   m   Persian
Modern transcription of ARDASHIR.
ARGYRIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARIEH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of king Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
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... [more]
ARIS (1)   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARES.
ARISTEIDIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTOTELIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARTAXERXES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History, Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ARTHUR   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements artos "bear" combined with viros "man" or rigos "king"... [more]
ASA   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
ASAF   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
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... [more]
ASK   m   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ATHANASIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHELSTAN   m   History
Modern form of ÆÐELSTAN.
AVIDAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
AVIHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVIRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVIYA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNER   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAHAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRUM   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
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.
BAHMAN   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Vohu Manah meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals... [more]
BAHRAM   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Verethragna meaning "victory over resistance". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with victory and war... [more]
BALDER   m   Norse Mythology
Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg... [more]
BALDWIN   m   English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend"... [more]
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... [more]
BARRA   m   Irish
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRFHIONN   m   Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARUCH   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him... [more]
BARUKH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BEDIVERE   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Bedwyr, which is of unknown meaning. In Arthurian legends Bedivere was one of the original companions of King Arthur... [more]
BERNARD   m   English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
BERNHARD   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
BERTRAM   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven"... [more]
BINYAMIN   m   Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BOAZ   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
BRAN (1)   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "raven" in Irish. In Irish legend Bran was a mariner who was involved in several adventures.
BRAN (2)   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "raven" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Bran the Blessed (called also Bendigeid Vran) was the son of the god Llyr. Later Welsh legends describe him as a king of Britain who was killed attacking Ireland.
BREANDÁN   m   Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRENDAN.
BRIAN   m   Irish, English, Ancient Irish
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble"... [more]
CALEB   m   English, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog"... [more]
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.
CAOIMHÍN   m   Irish
Irish form of KEVIN.
CARLOMAN   m   History, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man"... [more]
CEDRIC   m   English
Invented by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819). Apparently he based it on the actual name Cerdic, the name of the semi-legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex in the 6th century... [more]
CHAD   m   English
From the Old English name Ceadda which is of unknown meaning, possibly based on Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century English saint... [more]
CHATZKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
CHLOTHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of LOTHAR.
CHRISTOFOROS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of CHRISTOPHER.
CHRYSANTHOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "golden flower" from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) "golden" combined with ανθος (anthos) "flower"... [more]
CIAN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "ancient" in Gaelic. This was the name of the mythical ancestor of the Cianachta in Irish legend. Cian was also the name of a son-in-law of Brian Boru.
CIBOR   m   Polish
Variant of CZCIBOR.
CIONAODH   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of CINÁED.
CONALL   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.
CONCHOBHAR   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Original Irish form of CONOR.
CONCHÚR   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of CONCHOBHAR.
CULHWCH   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "hiding place of the pig" in Welsh. In Welsh legend he was the lover of Olwen the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden... [more]
CUTHBERT   m   English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements cuþ "famous" and beorht "bright"... [more]
CYRUS   m   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young"... [more]
DÁIRE   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
DAN (1)   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. Dan in the Old Testament is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel... [more]
DARIUSH   m   Persian
Modern Persian form of Dārayavahush (see DARIUS).
DAVID   m   English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved"... [more]
DEMETRIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of DEMETRIUS.
DERRICK   m   English
Variant of DEREK.
DEWI (1)   m   Welsh
From Dewydd, an old Welsh form of DAVID. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century Welsh bishop.
DIARMAID   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Perhaps means "without envy" in Irish. In Irish mythology this was the name of a warrior who became the lover of Gráinne... [more]
DIETRICH   m   German
German form of THEODORIC.
DIKLAH   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
DIMOSTHENIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of DEMOSTHENES.
DIONYSIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek personal name derived from the name of the Greek god DIONYSOS. Famous bearers include two early tyrants of Syracuse and a 1st-century BC Greek rhetorician.
DOMHNALL   m   Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DONALD.
DÓNAL   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of Domhnall (see DONALD).
DONNCHADH   m   Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of DUNCAN.
DOROTHEOS   m   Greek, Late Greek
Original Greek masculine form of DOROTHEA.
DUNSTAN   m   English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements dun "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury... [more]
DYLAN   m   Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh elements dy "great" and llanw "tide, flow". In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea. He was the son of Arianrhod and was accidentally slain by his uncle Govannon... [more]
EDGAR   m   English, French
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear"... [more]
EDMUND   m   English, German, Polish
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection"... [more]
EDRIC   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "rule"... [more]
EDWARD   m   English, Polish
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard"... [more]
EDWIN   m   English, Dutch
Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend"... [more]
EFRAIM   m   Hebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EFSTATHIOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
EGBERT   m   English, Dutch
Means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright"... [more]
EHUD   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.
ÉIBHEAR   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Irish legend this name belonged to two of the sons of Míl, Éibhear Dunn and Éibhear Finn, the first of the Gaels to conquer Ireland.
EIRAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EITAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAZAR   m   Jewish
Modern Hebrew transcription of ELEAZAR.
ELEFTHERIOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see ELEUTHERIUS).
ELI (1)   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him... [more]
ELIEZER   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר ('Eli'ezer) meaning "my God is help"... [more]
ELIHU   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Archaic)
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.
ELIJAH   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH"... [more]
ELIYYAHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKAN   m   Hebrew
Modern variant of ELKANAH.
ELLIL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Babylonian form of ENLIL.
ELMO   m   English, German, Italian
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection". It is also a derivative of ERASMUS, via the old Italian diminutive Ermo... [more]
ELRIC   m   Medieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC... [more]
EMELRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of AMALRIC.
EMMANOUIL   m   Greek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
EMMERICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "power". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry)... [more]
ENGELBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and beraht "bright"... [more]
ENOBARBUS   m   Literature
Form of AHENOBARBUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
EOGHAN   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
EPAPHRAS   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Derived from Greek επαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy"... [more]
ERIK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
ERMIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
ERWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic name Hariwini, composed of the elements hari "army" and win "friend"... [more]
ESMOND   m   English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements east "grace" and mund "protection"... [more]
ESMUND   m   English (Rare)
Variant of ESMOND.
ETHELBERT   m   English
Middle English form of ÆÐELBERHT. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.
ETHELRED   m   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of ÆÐELRÆD. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.
ÉTIENNE   m   French
French form of STEPHEN.
EVEN   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
EVRIPIDIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of EURIPIDES.
EZRA   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. Ezra is a prophet of the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezra. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation... [more]
FACHTNA   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Perhaps means "hostile" in Irish Gaelic. He was the husband of Neasa in Irish legend. Some versions of the legends also have him as the father of Conchobhar.
FAOLÁN   m   Irish
Means "little wolf", derived from Gaelic fáel "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an Irish saint who did missionary work in Scotland.
FEARGHAS   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "man of vigour", derived from the Gaelic elements fear "man" and gus "vigour". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including the Ulster hero Fearghas mac Róich.
FEIDHLIM   m   Irish
Variant of FEIDLIMID.
FEIDHLIMIDH   m   Irish
Variant of FEIDLIMID.
FEIDLIMID   m & f   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "beauty" or "ever good" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of three early kings of Munster.
FELIX   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul... [more]
FEREYDOUN   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "the third" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a virtuous king who ruled for 500 years.
FESTUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman cognomen which possibly meant "festival, holiday" in Latin. This was the name of a Roman official in the New Testament.
FIACHRA   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from Gaelic fiach meaning "raven". In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years... [more]
FILIPPOS   m   Greek
Greek form of PHILIP.
FINN (1)   m   Irish Mythology, Irish
Older Irish form of FIONN. This is also the usual Anglicized spelling of the name. As a surname it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.
FINNIAN   m   Irish
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints.
FINTAN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white bull" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
FIONN   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon... [more]
FIONNÁN   m   Irish
Diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
FIONNBHARR   m   Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures... [more]
FIONNTAN   m   Irish, Scottish
Modern Irish form of FINTAN.
FREY   m   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYR.
GAIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin... [more]
GANDALF   m   Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda... [more]
GARETH   m   Welsh, English (British), Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain... [more]
GAVRIEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIIL   m   Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of GABRIEL.
GAWAIN   m   Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Meaning uncertain, from the Latin form Walganus used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth. This was the name of a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend... [more]
GEBHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
GEOFFREY   m   English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage"... [more]
GEOFFROY   m   French
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORGIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of GEORGE.
GERAINT   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly a Welsh form of GERONTIUS. This was the name of a figure various Welsh legends. He was also incorporated into later Arthurian tales as one of the Knights of the Round Table and the husband of Enid.
GERONIMO   m   History
From Gerónimo, a Spanish form of JEROME. This is the better-known name of the Apache chief Goyathlay (1829-1909)... [more]
GIANNI   m   Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIDEON   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings... [more]
GID'ON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GILAD   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GILBERT   m   English, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright"... [more]
GILLES   m   French
French form of GILES.
GIORGOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GÖRAN   m   Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of GEORGE.
GØRAN   m   Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of GEORGE.
GORONWY   m   Welsh, 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.
GÖSTA   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GREGORIOS   m   Greek, Late Greek
Greek form of GREGORY.
GUNNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, 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)... [more]
GÜNTHER   m   German, Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic name Gundahar, derived from the elements gund "war" and hari "army, warrior"... [more]
HAGEN (1)   m   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther... [more]
HAMILCAR   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "brother of Melqart" from Phoenician ha "brother" combined with the name of the god MELQART. Hamilcar was a 3rd-century BC Carthaginian general, the father of Hannibal.
HAMMURABI   m   Ancient Near Eastern, History
From the Akkadian name Hammu-rapi, possibly derived from Amorite meaning "uncle is a healer". This was the name of an 18th-century BC king of Babylon who conquered Sumer and Akkad... [more]
HANNIBAL   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "grace of Ba'al" from Phoenician hann "grace" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hannibal was the Carthaginian general who threatened Rome during the Second Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
HARIS (2)   m & f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CHARES or CHARIS.
HARIWALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HAROLD.
HAROLD   m   English
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler"... [more]
HARTMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIG   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWIN   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HASDRUBAL   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Latinized), History
Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.
HECTOR   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Arthurian Romance
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess"... [more]
HEINRICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HERMAN   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man"... [more]
HERMES   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker"... [more]
HERODION   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Diminutive of the Greek name Heroides (see HEROD). This name is mentioned briefly in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
HEVEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HIAWATHA   m   History, Native American, Iroquois
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha meaning "he who combs". This was the name of a 16th-century Mohawk leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
HILDRED   f & m   English
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
HILLEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew הלל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon.
HIRAM   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Probably of Phoenician origin, though it could be from Hebrew meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation... [more]
HUBERT   m   English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright"... [more]
HUMBERT   m   German, French, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright"... [more]
IEFAN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IFAN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IGNATIUS   m   Late Roman
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.
ILIAS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
IMMANUEL   m   German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
IOACHIM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of IOAKEIM.
IOANNIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOSEPHUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JOSEPH.
IOSIF   m   Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IRA (1)   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation... [more]
IRAKLIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended"... [more]
ITAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITAMAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
IYOV   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOB.
JAM   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Yima, possibly meaning either "twin" or "river". This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
JAMSHID   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining JAM". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia... [more]
JARED   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent"... [more]
JARL   m   Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Means "chieftain, nobleman, earl" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Jarl was the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.
JAVIER   m   Spanish
Spanish form of XAVIER.
JEAN (1)   m   French
French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) were two well-known bearers of this name... [more]
JOACHIM   m   French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary... [more]
JOEL   m   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God"... [more]
JOFFREY   m   French
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
JONAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove"... [more]
JOSIAH   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports"... [more]
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JUDE (1)   m   English, Biblical
Variant of JUDAS. It is used in many English versions of the New Testament to denote the second apostle named Judas, in order to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot... [more]
JÜRGEN   m   Low German
Low German form of GEORGE.
KAAN   m   Turkish
Variant of KAĞAN.
KAMBIZ   m   Persian
Modern Persian form of CAMBYSES.
KARPOS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of CARPUS.
KAVEH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means "royal" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Kaveh is a blacksmith who leads a rebellion against the evil ruler Zahhak.
KENELM   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet"... [more]
KHURSHID   m & f   Persian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KYRIAKOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright"... [more]
LAOGHAIRE   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
LEONARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, History
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance... [more]
LEONIDAS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides)... [more]
LEVI   m   Hebrew, English, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites... [more]
LINOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LINUS.
LIUPOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LÓEGAIRE   m   Irish Mythology, Ancient Irish
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process... [more]
LOKE   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of LOKI.
LOTHAR   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army"... [more]
  m   Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
LUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hludwolf which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".
LUGH   m   Irish Mythology
Probably an Irish form of LUGUS. In Irish mythology Lugh was a divine hero who led the Tuatha De Danann against the Fomorians who were led by his grandfather Balor... [more]
LUGHAIDH   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including the king Lughaidh mac Con.
MABON   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MADHAVA   m   Sanskrit, Hinduism
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.
MALACHI   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel"... [more]
MALCOLM   m   Scottish, English
From Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father... [more]
MAOLSHEACHLANN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.


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