Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Mythology.
There are 587 names matching your criteria.

ACHILLES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus) which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River... [more]
ACHILLEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of ACHILLES.
ADAD   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Akkadian cognate of HADAD.
ADITYA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi... [more]
ADONIS   m   Greek Mythology
From the Semitic Adonai, which means "lord". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood... [more]
ADRASTOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
ÁED   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODH.
ÁEDÁN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODHÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Scots.
AENEAS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise"... [more]
AEOLUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of AIOLOS.
AERON (2)   f & m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AESON   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning... [more]
AGAMEMNON   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly meaning "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen... [more]
AGNI   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
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.
AHURA MAZDA   m   Persian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
AIAS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of AJAX.
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.
AINEIAS   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of AENEAS.
AIOLOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.
AJAX   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αιας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αιαστης (aiastes) "mourner" or αια (aia) "earth, land"... [more]
ALBERICH   m   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology... [more]
ALCIDES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Αλκειδης (Alkeides), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and ειδος (eidos) "kind, type"... [more]
ALEXANDER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος)... [more]
ALEXANDROS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient and modern Greek form of ALEXANDER.
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]
ALFR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ALF (1).
ALKEIDES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ALCIDES.
ALVIS   m   Norse Mythology
Means "all wise" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
AMIRANI   m   Georgian Mythology
Meaning unknown, probably of Proto-Kartvelian origin. This is the name of a hero from Georgian mythology whose story is similar to that of Prometheus from Greek mythology.
AMMON   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Yamanu (see AMON).
AMON   m   Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
From Αμμων (Ammon), the Greek form of Egyptian Ymn (reconstructed as Yamanu) which meant "the hidden one"... [more]
AMON-RA   m   Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
Combination of the names of the gods AMON and RA. During the later Middle Kingdom the attributes of these two deities were merged.
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.
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.
AN (2)   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "heaven, sky" in Sumerian. An was the Sumerian god of the heavens.
ANANTA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
ANAPA   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ANUBIS.
ANGRA MAINYU   m   Persian Mythology
Means "evil spirit" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Angra Mainyu was the god of darkness, death and destruction, the enemy of Ahura Mazda.
ANIL   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) "air, wind". This is another name of Vayu, the Hindu god of the wind.
ANIRUDDHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANOUBIS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Anapa (see ANUBIS).
ANU (2)   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Babylonian form of AN (2).
ANUBIS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ανουβις (Anoubis), the Greek form of Egyptian Inpw (reconstructed as Anapa) which possibly meant "royal child"... [more]
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]
APOLLO   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Απολλων (Apollon), which is of unknown meaning, though perhaps related to Indo-European *apelo "strength"... [more]
APOLLON   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of APOLLO.
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.
ARAMAZD   m   Armenian Mythology
From a combination of the mythological figures ARA and AHURA MAZDA. This was the name of the supreme creator god in pre-Christian Armenian mythology.
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]
ARAWN   m   Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the god of the underworld, called Annwfn, in Welsh mythology.
ARES   m   Greek Mythology
Perhaps from either Greek αρη (are) "bane, ruin" or αρσην (arsen) "male"... [more]
ARGUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αργος (Argos), derived from αργος (argos) meaning "glistening, shining"... [more]
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.
ARISTAEUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταιος (Aristaios), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best"... [more]
ARISTAIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ARISTAEUS.
ARISTODEMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and δημος (demos) "the people"... [more]
ARJUNA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
ARMAZI   m   Georgian Mythology
Possibly related to the name of the Armenian god ARAMAZD or the Zoroastrian god AHURA MAZDA... [more]
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]
ARUNA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky.
ASAR   m   Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian form of OSIRIS.
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.
ASKLEPIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "cut up" in Greek. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology.
ASKR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ATEM   m   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of ATUM.
ATEN   m   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of ATON.
ATLAS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "not enduring" from the Greek negative prefix α (a) combined with τλαω (tlao) "to endure"... [more]
ATON   m   Egyptian Mythology
Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
ATUM   m   Egyptian Mythology
Means "completion" in Egyptian. This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.
AZRAEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of AZRIEL. This was the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition who separated the soul from the body upon death... [more]
BA'AL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Semitic ba'al meaning "lord" or "possessor". This was the name of various local deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East.
BAAL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Variant spelling of BA'AL.
BACCHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Βακχος (Bakchos), derived from ιαχο (iacho) meaning "to shout"... [more]
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]
BALA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALADEVA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) "strength" combined with देव (deva) "god"... [more]
BALDER   m   Norse Mythology
Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg... [more]
BALDR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALTHAZAR   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Baltazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus.
BARLAAM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity... [more]
BATRAZ   m   Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the leader of the superhuman Narts in Caucasian mythology.
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]
BELENOS   m   Celtic Mythology
Variant of BELENUS.
BELENUS   m   Celtic Mythology
Probably from a Celtic word meaning "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a Gaulish solar god who was often equated with Apollo.
BELI   m   Welsh Mythology
Probably a Welsh derivative of BELENUS. Beli Mawr was a Welsh ancestor deity who established several royal lines in Wales.
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... [more]
BEOWULF   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Possibly means "bee wolf" (in effect equal to "bear") from Old English beo "bee" and wulf "wolf"... [more]
BHARATA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "being maintained" in Sanskrit. This is one of the names of Agni, the Hindu god of fire, and is also the name of the brother of Rama in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'... [more]
BHASKARA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "shining", derived from a combination of Sanskrit भास (bhasa) "light" and कर (kara) "making"... [more]
BHIMA   m   Hinduism
Means "terrible, formidable" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the second son of Pandu, and thus one of the five Pandavas. He was known for his terrific strength and skill as a warrior.
BILE   m   Irish Mythology
Possibly an Irish form of BELENUS, though it may derive from an Irish word meaning "hero". In Irish mythology this was the name of one of the Milesians who was drowned while invading Ireland.
BRAHMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "prayer" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Brahma is the creator and director of the universe, the balance between the opposing forces of Vishnu and Shiva... [more]
BRÂN   m   Welsh Mythology
Variant of BRAN (2).
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.
BRIJESHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "ruler of Brij" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, Brij being a region associated with him.
BRONTES   m   Greek Mythology
Means "thunderer" in Greek. In Greek mythology (according to Hesiod), this was the name of one of the three Cyclopes, who were the sons of Uranus and Gaia.
BYELOBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Means "the white god" from Slavic byelo "white" and bogu "god". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sun, happiness and fortune.
CADMUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Καδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning... [more]
CÁEL   m   Irish Mythology
From Gaelic caol "slender". In Irish legend Cáel was a warrior of the Fianna and the lover of Créd.
CASPAR   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin variant of JASPER.
CASTOR   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Καστωρ (Kastor), possibly related to κεκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" (pluperfect κεκαστο)... [more]
CEPHALUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κεφαλος (Kephalos), which was derived from κεφαλη (kephale) meaning "head"... [more]
CEPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κηφευς (Kepheus), which is of unknown meaning... [more]
CERBERUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κερβερος (Kerberos), which possibly meant "spotted"... [more]
CERNUNNOS   m   Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
Means "horned" in Celtic. This was the name of the Celtic god fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was usually depicted having antlers, and was identified with the Roman god Mercury.
CHANDRA   m & f   Indian, Hinduism
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) "to shine"... [more]
CHARON   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "fierce brightness" in Greek. In Greek mythology Charon was the operator of the ferry that brought the newly dead over the River Acheron into Hades.
CHERNOBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Means "the black god" from Slavic cherno "black" and bogu "god". Chernobog was the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief.
CHI (2)   m & f   Mythology, Western African, Igbo
Means "god, spirtual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god... [more]
CHRYSES   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek χρυσεος (chryseos) meaning "golden"... [more]
CHUKWU   m   Mythology
Derived from Igbo chi "god, spirtual being" and ukwu "great". In Igbo mythology Chukwu is the supreme god who created the universe. Christian Igbo people use this name for the Christian god.
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.
COEUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KOIOS.
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.
CONLAOCH   m   Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic conn "chief" and flaith "lord". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including a son of Cúchulainn who was accidentally killed by his father.
CONNLA   m   Irish Mythology
Variant of CONLAOCH.
CONOR   m   Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings... [more]
CONSUS   m   Roman Mythology
Possibly derived from Latin conserere meaning "to sow, to plant". Consus was a Roman god of the harvest and grain.
CRIUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KREIOS.
CRONUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κρονος (Kronos), possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ker- meaning "to cut"... [more]
CÚCHULAINN   m   Irish Mythology
Means "hound of Culann" in Irish. This was the usual name of the warrior hero who was named Sétanta at birth, given to him because he took the place of one of Culann's hounds after he accidentally killed it... [more]
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]
CUPID   m   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin cupido meaning "desire". He was the Roman god of love, the son of Venus. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows which caused the victim to fall in love... [more]
DAEDALUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos) which was derived from δαιδαλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly"... [more]
DAGDA   m   Irish Mythology
Means "good god" in Celtic. In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha De Danann... [more]
DAGON   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Ugaritic dgn meaning "grain". This was the name of a Semitic god of agriculture, usually depicted with the body of a fish.
DAIDALOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of DAEDALUS.
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'.
DAMOCLES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos), and κλεος (kleos) "glory"... [more]
DAMODARA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) "rope" and उदर (udara) "belly"... [more]
DAMOKLES   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of DAMOCLES.
DAMON   m   Greek Mythology, English
Derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) meaning "to tame"... [more]
DARDANOS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek δαρδαπτω (dardapto) "to devour"... [more]
DAZBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Variant of DAZHDBOG.
DAZHDBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "the giving god" in Slavic. He was a Slavic god of the sun and light, a son of Svarog. In some myths he is the ancestor of the Russian people.
DEIMOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "terror" in Greek. This was one of the sons of the Greek god Ares. Also, a moon of Mars bears this name.
DEVARAJA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "king of gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) "god" and राज (raja) "king"... [more]
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]
DILIPA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "protector of Dehli" from Sanskrit दिली (Dili) "Dehli" combined with (pa) "protecting"... [more]
DIOMEDES   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and μηδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan"... [more]
DIONYSOS   m   Greek Mythology
From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" combined with NYSA, the name of the region where young Dionysos was said to have been raised... [more]
DIPAKA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "inflaming, exciting" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Kama, the Hindu god of love.
DISMAS   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Greek δυσμη (dysme) meaning "sunset". This is the name traditionally given to the repentant thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
DJEHUTI   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THOTH.
DONAR   m   Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
DRUPADA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.
DWYN   m   Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Celtic god of love.
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]
EA (1)   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Sumerian meaning "house of water". This was the Akkadian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian water god Enki.
ÉBER   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of ÉIBHEAR.
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.
EL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
From a Semitic word meaning "god", perhaps originally derived from a root meaning "power". This was the name of the chief Semitic god, the father of the gods and mankind... [more]
ELLIL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Babylonian form of ENLIL.
ENDYMION   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ενδυειν (endyein) meaning "to dive into, to enter"... [more]
ENKI   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Sumerian en-ki "lord of the earth" (though maybe originally from en-kur "lord of the underworld"). Enki, called Ea by the Babylonians, was the Sumerian god of water and wisdom and the keeper of the Me, the divine laws.
ENLIL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Sumerian en-lil "lord of the wind". Enlil was the Sumerian god of the wind and storms, the son of An and Ki.
EÓGAN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older Irish form of EOGHAN.
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.
EPIMETHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek επιμηθεια (epimetheia) meaning "hindsight, hindthought"... [more]
EREBOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of EREBUS.
EREBUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ερεβος (Erebos) which means "nether darkness"... [more]
EROS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.
ETZEL   m   Germanic Mythology
Form of ATTILA used in the medieval German saga the 'Nibelungenlied'. In the story Etzel is a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
EUANDROS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of EVANDER (1).
EVANDER (1)   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Variant of Evandrus, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευανδρος (Euandros), derived from Greek ευ (eu) meaning "good" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος)... [more]
EVANDRUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin variant of EVANDER (1).
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.
FAUNUS   m   Roman Mythology
Possibly means "to befriend" from Latin. Faunus was a Roman god of fertility, forests, and agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
FERGUS   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of FEARGHAS.
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]
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.
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]
FREY   m   Norse Mythology
Variant of FREYR.
FREYR   m   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title... [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]
GANESH   m   Indian, Hinduism
Modern transcription of GANESHA.
GANESHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) "horde" and ईश (isha) "lord, ruler"... [more]
GANYMEDE   m   Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan"... [more]
GANYMEDES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of GANYMEDE.
GASPAR   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
GEMINI   m   Roman Mythology
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.
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.
GILGAMESH   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly means "the ancestor is a young man" in Sumerian. This was the name of a Sumerian hero, later appearing in the Akkadian poem the 'Epic of Gilgamesh'. Gigamesh, with his friend Enkidu, battled the giant Humbaba and stopped the rampage of the Bull of Heaven, besides other adventures... [more]
GIRISHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
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.
GLAUCUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Γλαυκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey"... [more]
GLAUKOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of GLAUCUS.
GLOOSCAP   m   New 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.
GOIBNIU   m   Irish 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.
GOPALA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) "cow" and पाल (pala) "protector"... [more]
GOPINATHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
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.
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.
GOTAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) "ox, cow" and तम (tama) "best"... [more]
GOVAD   m   Persian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
GOVANNON   m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of GOIBNIU.
GOVINDA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) "finding"... [more]
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]
GWALCHMEI   m   Welsh 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.
GWYDION   m   Welsh 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.
HADAD   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly derived from a Semitic root meaning "thunder". Hadad was the Semitic god of thunder and storms, often called Ba'al.
HADES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek ‘Αιδης (Haides), derived from αιδης (aides) meaning "unseen"... [more]
HAGANO   m   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Old Germanic form of HAGEN (1).
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]
HARI   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna... [more]
HARISHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lord of monkeys" from Sanskrit हरि (hari) "monkey" and ईश (isha) "lord"... [more]
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]
HEKTOR   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HECTOR.
HELIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses.
HEPHAESTUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ηφαιστος (Hephaistos), meaning unknown... [more]
HEPHAISTOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of HEPHAESTUS.
HERACLES   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of HERAKLES. However, the spelling used by the Romans was Hercules.
HERAKLES   m   Greek Mythology
Means "glory of Hera" from the name of the goddess HERA combined with Greek κλεος (kleos) "glory"... [more]
HERCULES   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of HERAKLES.
HERMES   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker"... [more]
HERU   m   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of HORUS.
HIPPOLYTOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "freer of horses" from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" and λυω (luo) "to loosen"... [more]
HORMAZD   m   Persian Mythology
Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
HOROS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Heru (see HORUS).
HORUS   m   Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Ωρος (Horos), the Greek form of Egyptian Hrw (reconstructed as Heru) possibly meaning "falcon" or "high"... [more]
HUITZILOPOCHTLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "southern hummingbird" or "left-handed hummingbird" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the god of the sun and war. He was a patron deity of the city of Tenochtitlan (at the site of modern Mexico City).
HVARE KHSHAETA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of KHURSHID.
HYACINTHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Υακινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower... [more]
HYPERION   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ‘υπερ (hyper) "over". In Greek myth this was the name of a Titan who presided over the sun and light... [more]
IACCHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout"... [more]
IAH   m   Egyptian Mythology
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.
IANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IAPETOS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
IAPETUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.
ICARUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ικαρος (Ikaros), of unknown meaning... [more]
IKAROS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ICARUS.
ILMARINEN   m   Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish ilma "air". Ilmarinen is an immortal smith in Finnish mythology, the creator of the sky and the magic mill known as the Sampo. He is one of the main characters in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
INDRA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) "a drop" and (ra) "possessing"... [more]
INDRAJIT   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जित (jit) "conquering"... [more]
ING   m   Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones... [more]
IOACHIM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of IOAKEIM.
IOAKEIM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Greek form of JOACHIM, found in the apocryphal Gospel of James.
ION (2)   m   Greek Mythology
From the name of the Greek tribe the Ionians, of unknown etymology. In Greek mythology he was the son of Creusa and Apollo.
IOVIS   m   Roman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
ISRAFIL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.
ITALUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "of Italy" in Latin. In Roman legend Italus was the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome... [more]
IUPPITER   m   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
IZANAGI   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "male who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her... [more]
IZRAIL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Arabic form of AZRAEL.
JAGANNATHA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "master of the world" from Sanskrit जगत (jagat) "world" and नाथ (natha) "master"... [more]
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.
JAMSHED   m   Persian, Tajik, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID, as well as the regular Tajik form.
JAMSHEED   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of 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]
JANUS   m   Roman Mythology
Means "archway" in Latin. Janus was the Roman god of gateways and beginnings, often depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions. The month of January is named for him.
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.
JASON   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal"... [more]
JASPER   m   English, Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "treasurer" in Persian. This name was traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus... [more]
JAYA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts).
JAYANTA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit जयन्त (jayanta) meaning "victorious"... [more]
JIMMU   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "divine warrior", from Japanese (jin) meaning "god" and (mu) meaning "military, martial"... [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]
JOUKAHAINEN   m   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a youth who challenges Väinämöinen to a chanting (or spellcasting) duel... [more]
JOVE   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iovis, derived from the stem of Iuppiter (see JUPITER). This was another name of the Roman god Jupiter.
JUPITER   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father"... [more]
KADMOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CADMUS.
KAMA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KAMALA   f & m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल... [more]
KAPILA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi) "monkey"... [more]
KARNA   m   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कर्ण (karna) meaning "ear". This is the name of the son of the Hindu sun god Surya and the goddess Kunti, who gave birth to him through her ear... [more]
KASTOR   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CASTOR.
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.
KAY (2)   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Cai or Cei, possibly a form of the Roman name GAIUS. Sir Kay was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend... [more]
KEPHALOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CEPHALUS.
KEPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CEPHEUS.
KERBEROS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CERBERUS.


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