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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).
BENEDIKTA   f   German (Rare)
German feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDIKTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDIKTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDITA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENEDITO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDYKT   m   Polish
Polish form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDYKTA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENESH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of BENEDICT.
BENGT   m   Swedish
Swedish form of BENEDICT.
BENGTA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENIAMIN   m   Romanian, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
BENIAMINO   m   Italian
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
BENIGNA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Late Roman
Feminine form of BENIGNO.
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.
BENITA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of BENITO.
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.
BENJ   m   English
Short form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMIM   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BENJAMIN.
BENJÁMIN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMÍN   m   Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMIN   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).... [more]
BENJAMINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMINE   f   French
French feminine form of BENJAMIN.
BENJI   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENJY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
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.
BENNO   m   German
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".
BENNY   m   English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BENOÎT   m   French
French form of BENEDICT.
BENOÎTE   f   French
French feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENSON   m   English
From a surname which originally meant "son of BENEDICT".
BENT (1)   m   Danish
Danish form of BENEDICT.
BENT (2)   m   Frisian
Frisian variant of BEN (2).
BENTE   f   Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Danish feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENTLEY   m   English
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.
BENTO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese short form of BENEDITO.
BENTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name, composed of Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".
BENVENUTO   m   Italian
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
BEORHTRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "power, rule".
BEORHTSIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and sige "victory".
BEORNRÆD   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorn "warrior, man" and ræd "counsel".
BEOWULF   m   Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Possibly means "bee wolf" (in effect equal to "bear") from Old English beo "bee" and wulf "wolf". This is the name of the main character in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'. Set in Denmark, the poem tells how he slays the monster Grendel and its mother at the request of king Hroðgar. After this Beowulf becomes the king of the Geats. The conclusion of the poem tells how Beawulf, in his old age, slays a dragon but is himself mortally wounded in the act.
BEPPE   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
BÈR   m   Limburgish
Variant of BAER.
BER   m   Yiddish
Means "bear" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Dov.
BERACH   m   Irish
Derived from Gaelic biorach meaning "sharp". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
BERACHA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of BRACHA.
BERAHTHRABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM, using an extended form of the second element.
BERAHTHRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM.
BERARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of BERNARD using the related root bera "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint who was martyred in Morocco.
BERARDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERARD.
BERAT   m   Turkish
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".
BERENGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements bern "bear" and ger "spear". This was the name of two medieval kings of Italy and a Holy Roman Emperor.
BERENGARIA   f   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized feminine form of BERENGAR. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.
BÉRENGER   m   French
French form of BERENGAR.
BÉRENGÈRE   f   French
French form of BERENGARIA.
BERENGUER   m   Catalan
Catalan form of BERENGAR.
BÉRÉNICE   f   French
French form of BERENICE.
BERENICE   f   English, Italian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Βερενικη (Berenike), the Macedonian form of the Greek name Φερενικη (Pherenike), which meant "bringing victory" from φερω (phero) "to bring" and νικη (nike) "victory". This name was common among the Ptolemy ruling family of Egypt, a dynasty which was originally from Macedon. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament (in most English Bibles it is spelled Bernice) belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II. As an English name, Berenice came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
BERENIKE   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Macedonian form of BERENICE.
BEREZI   f   Basque
Means "special" in Basque.
BERGLIOT   f   Norwegian
Variant of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJÓT   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BERGLJOT.
BERGLJOT   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Bergljót, which was composed of the elements berg "protection, help" and ljótr "light".
BERHANU   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "light" in Amharic.
BERHTA   f   Ancient Germanic
Older form of BERTHA.
BERHTOALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
BERINHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERNARD.
BERISLAV   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
BERIT   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of BIRGIT.
BERJOUHI   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of PERCHUHI.
BERK   m   Turkish
Means "solid, firm, strong" in Turkish.
BERKANT   m   Turkish
Means "solid oath" in Turkish.
BERKER   m   Turkish
Means "solid man" in Turkish.
BERKO   m   Western African, Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
BERLIN   f   Various
From the name of the city in Germany, which is of uncertain meaning.
BERMET   f   Kyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
BERMUDO   m   Spanish (Archaic)
Spanish form of VEREMUND.
BERNA   f   Turkish
Means "young" in Turkish.
BERNADETT   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BERNADETTE.
BERNADETTE   f   French, English
French feminine form of BERNARD. Saint Bernadette was a young woman from Lourdes in France who claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary.
BERNADINE   f   English
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARD   m   English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BERNARDA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Spanish
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDETTA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDINE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of BERNARDO.
BERNARDITA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of BERNARD.
BERNARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BERNARD.
BERNÁT   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BERNARD.
BERNAT   m   Catalan
Catalan form of BERNARD.
BERND   m   German
Short form of BERNHARD.
BERNETTA   f   English
Diminutive of BERENICE.
BERNHARD   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
BERNICE   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERNIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of BERNARD, BERNADETTE, BERNICE, and other names beginning with Bern.
BERNIECE   f   English
Variant of BERNICE.
BERNIKE   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of BERNICE.
BERNT   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
BERNY   m & f   English
Variant of BERNIE.
BERRAK   f   Turkish
Means "clear" in Turkish.
BERRY (1)   m   English
Variant of BARRY.
BERRY (2)   f   English (Rare)
From the English word referring to the small fruit. It is ultimately derived from Old English berie. This name has only been in use since the 20th century.
BERT   m   English, German, Dutch
Short form of ALBERT and other names containing the element bert, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BERTALAN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BERTHA   f   German, English, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous". It was borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century, and it was popularized in England by the Normans. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. The name also appears in southern Germanic legends (often spelled Perchta or Berchta) belonging to a goddess of animals and weaving.
BERTHE   f   French
French form of BERTHA.
BERTHOLD   m   German
Means "bright ruler" from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with wald "rule".
BERTIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTIL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of BERTILO or BERTHOLD.
BERTILLE   f   French
French diminutive of BERTHA.
BERTILO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous".
BERTINA   f   English
Feminine form of BERT.
BERTO   m   Italian, Spanish
Short form of ROBERTO, ALBERTO, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTÓK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of BERTALAN and other names beginning with Bert.
BERTOLDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERTHOLD.
BERTRAM   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).
BERTRAND   m   French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).
BERTRANDO   m   Italian
Italian form of BERTRAND.
BERWYN   m   Welsh
Means "white head" from the Welsh elements barr "head" and wyn "white".
BERYL   f   English
From the English word for the clear or pale green precious stone, ultimately deriving from Sanskrit. As a given name, it first came into use in the 19th century.
BESARION   m   Georgian
Georgian form of BESSARION.
BESNIK   m   Albanian
Means "faithful" in Albanian.
BESO   m   Georgian
Short form of BESARION.
BESS   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BESSARION   m   Late Greek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.
BESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BESTE   f   Turkish
Means "melody" in Turkish.
BET   f   Frisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish short form of ELISABETH.
BETÂNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of BETHANY.
BETELGEUSE   m   Astronomy
The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).
BETH   f   English
Short form of ELIZABETH, or sometimes BETHANY.
BETHAN   f   Welsh
Welsh diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETHÂNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of BETHANY.
BETHANIA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of BETHANY used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
BETHANIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of BETHANY.
BETHANY   f   English, Biblical
From the name of a biblical town, possibly derived from Hebrew בֵּית־תְּאֵנָה (beit-te'enah) meaning "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany was the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.
BETHARI   f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of BATARI.
BETHEL   f   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.
BETHNEY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of BETHANY.
BETHUEL   m   Biblical
Means "man of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rebecca.
BETI   f   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ELISAVETA.
BETJE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of ELISABETH.
BETONY   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
BETRYS   f   Welsh
Welsh form of BEATRICE.
BETSY   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. A famous bearer was American actress Bette Davis (1908-1989).
BETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTINA (1)   f   German
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
BETTINA (2)   f   Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTA.
BETTINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTO.
BETTY   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
BETTYE   f   English
Variant of BETTY.
BETÜL   f   Turkish
Turkish form of BATUL.
BEULAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BEV   f   English
Short form of BEVERLY.
BEVAN   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Evan meaning "son of EVAN".
BEVERLEY   f   English
Variant of BEVERLY.
BEVERLY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's novel 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904).
BEVIN   f   Irish
Anglicized form of BÉBINN.
BEVIS   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which is possibly derived from the name of the French town Beauvais.
BEYLKE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of BAILA.
BEYZA   f   Turkish
Means "very white" in Turkish.
BHALTAIR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of WALTER.
BHARAT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of BHARATA.
BHARATA   m   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'. It was also borne by a legendary king, the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. The official name of the country of India, Bharat, derives from him.
BHARATH   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of BHARATA.
BHASKAR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
BHASKARA   m   Hinduism
Means "shining", derived from a combination of Sanskrit भास (bhasa) meaning "light" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is another name of the sun and the Hindu god Shiva. It was additionally borne by a 12th-century Indian astronomer, also known as Bhaskaracharya.
BHÀTAIR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of WALTER.
BHAVANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of BHAVANA.
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.
BHUMI   f   Hinduism
Means "earth, soil" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu earth goddess. She is the wife of Varaha, an avatar of Vishnu.
BIA   f   Portuguese
Diminutive of BEATRIZ.
BIAGGIO   m   Italian (Rare)
Variant of BIAGIO.
BIAGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of BIAGIO.
BIAGIO   m   Italian
Italian form of BLAISE.
BIANCA   f   Italian, Romanian
Italian cognate of BLANCHE. Shakespeare used characters named Bianca in 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593) and 'Othello' (1603).
BIANKA   f   German, Hungarian, Polish
German, Hungarian and Polish form of BIANCA.
BIBEK   m   Nepali, Bengali
Nepali and Bengali form of VIVEK.
BIBIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Possibly an early variant of VIVIANA. Alternatively, it may be a feminine derivative of the earlier Roman cognomen VIBIANUS.
BIBIGUL   f   Kazakh
Means "nightingale" in Kazakh.
BÍBORKA   f   Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian bíbor meaning "purple".
BICE   f   Italian
Short form of BEATRICE.
BÍCH   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bích) meaning "bluish green".
BIDANE   f   Basque
Means "way" in Basque.
BIDDY   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of BRIDGET.
BIDELIA   f   Irish
Diminutive of BRIDGET.
BIDZINA   m   Georgian
Possibly from Georgian ბიძა (bidza) meaning "uncle". This was the name of a 17th-century Georgian saint and martyr.
BIEITO   m   Galician
Galician form of BENEDICT.
BIEL   m   Catalan
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
BIENVENIDA   f   Spanish
Derived from Spanish bienvenido meaning "welcome".
BIFF   m   English (Rare)
From a nickname which was based on the English word biff, which means "punch, hit, strike".
BIHOTZ   f   Basque
Means "heart" in Basque.
BİHTER   f   Turkish
Means "most good" in Turkish.
BIJAY   m   Bengali
Bengali form of VIJAYA.
BIJOU   f   Various
Means "jewel" in French.
BIJOY   m   Bengali
Variant transcription of BIJAY.
BIKENDI   m   Basque
Basque form of VINCENT.
BİLAL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BILAL.
BILAL   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
BILBO   m   Literature
This was the name of the hero of 'The Hobbit' (1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His real hobbit name was Bilba, which is of unknown meaning, but this was altered by Tolkien in order to use the more masculine o ending. In the novel Bilbo Baggins was recruited by the wizard Gandalf to join the quest to retake Mount Erebor from the dragon Smaug.
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.
BİLGE   m & f   Turkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BILHAH   f   Biblical
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.
BILJANA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".
BILL   m   English
Short form of WILLIAM. This spelling was first used in the 19th century. The change in the initial consonant may have been influenced by an earlier Irish pronunciation of the name. Famous bearers include basketball player Bill Russell (1934-), comedian Bill Cosby (1937-), American president Bill Clinton (1946-), and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (1955-).
BILLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of BILL. It is also used as a feminine form of WILLIAM.
BILLY   m   English
Diminutive of BILL. A notable bearer was the American outlaw Billy the Kid (1859-1881), whose real name was William H. Bonney.
BILYANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BILJANA.
BIMA   m   Indonesian
Indonesian form of BHIMA.
BINAY   m   Bengali
Bengali form of VINAY.
BINDY   f   English
Diminutive of BELINDA.
BINE   f   Danish
Short form of JACOBINE.
BÌNH   m & f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
BINYAMIN   m   Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BION   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from βιος (bios) meaning "life".
BIPIN   m   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BIRGER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Birgir, probably derived from bjarga meaning "help, save, rescue".
BIRGIR   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
BIRGIT   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Scandinavian variant of BIRGITTA.
BIRGITTA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish
Most likely a Scandinavian form of BRIDGET via the Latinized form Brigitta. Alternatively it could be a feminine derivative of BIRGER. This is the name of the patron saint of Europe, Birgitta of Sweden, the 14th-century founder of the Bridgettine nuns. Her father's name was Birger.
BIRGITTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of BIRGITTA.
BIRITA   f   Faroese
Faroese form of BRIDGET.
BIRTE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BIRTHE   f   Danish
Danish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
BIRUTĖ   f   Lithuanian
Meaning unknown, probably of Baltic origin. This name was borne by the mother of the 15th-century Grand Duke Vytautas of Lithuania.
BISERA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl".
BISERKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
BISHAL   m   Nepali, Bengali
Nepali and Bengali form of VISHAL.
BISHAN   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant of VISHNU.
BISHOP   m   English
Either from the English occupational surname, or else directly from the English word. It is ultimately derived from Greek επισκοπος (episkopos) "overseer".
BISTRA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "clean, pure" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
BITHIAH   f   Biblical
Means "daughter of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Pharaoh. She is traditionally equated with the pharaoh's daughter who drew Moses from the Nile.
BITTOR   m   Basque
Basque form of VICTOR.
BITUIN   f   Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BITYAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BITHIAH.
BJARKE   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of BJØRN.
BJARNE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of BJARNI.
BJARNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse diminutive of BJÖRN and other names containing the element björn meaning "bear".
BJARTE   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".
BJARTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJARTE.
BJARTUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see BJARTE).
BJOERN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of BJÖRN or BJØRN.
BJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJØRG   f   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
BJÖRK   f   Icelandic
Means "birch tree" in Icelandic.
BJÖRN   m   Swedish, Icelandic, German, Ancient Scandinavian
From an Old Norse byname meaning "bear".
BJØRN   m   Norwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian form of BJÖRN.
BJÖRNE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of BJÖRN.
BLAANID   f   Manx
Manx form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLAGA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of BLAGOY.
BLAGICA   f   Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAGO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of BLAGOY.
BLAGOJ   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of BLAGOY.
BLAGOJE   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of BLAGOY.
BLAGORODNA   f   Macedonian, Bulgarian
Means "noble" in Macedonian and Bulgarian.
BLAGOY   m   Bulgarian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAGUN   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAGUNA   f   Macedonian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of BLAGUN.
BLAINE   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name Bláán, which meant "yellow" in Gaelic. Saint Bláán was a 6th-century missionary to the Picts.
BLAIR   m & f   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname which is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
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).
BLÁITHÍN   f   Irish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT using a different diminutive suffix.
BLAKE   m   English
From a surname which was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
BLANCA   f   Spanish
Spanish cognate of BLANCHE.
BLANCH   f   English
Variant of BLANCHE.
BLANCHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements blanc meaning "white" and hard meaning "brave, hardy".
BLANCHE   f   French, English
From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair". This name and its cognates in other languages are ultimately derived from the Germanic word blanc. An early bearer was the 12th-century Blanca of Navarre, the wife of Sancho III of Castile. Her granddaughter of the same name married Louis VIII of France, with the result that the name became more common in France.
BLANDINA   f   Ancient Roman
Latin form of BLANDINE.
BLANDINE   f   French
French form of the Roman name Blandina, which was the feminine form of Blandinus, which was itself a derivative of the cognomen BLANDUS. Saint Blandina was a 2nd-century slave from Lyons who was martyred by being thrown to wild beasts.
BLANDINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of BLANDUS.
BLANDUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "charming" in Latin.
BLANID   f   Irish
Anglicized form of BLÁTHNAT.
BLAS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of BLAISE.
BLASIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of BLAISE.
BLÁTHNAID   f   Irish
Variant of BLÁTHNAT.
BLÁTHNAT   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "little flower" from the Irish word blath "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend she was a maiden abducted and married by Cú Roí. She was rescued by Cúchulainn, who killed her husband, but she was in turn murdered by one of Cú Roí's loyal servants.
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.
BLAŽENKA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of BLAŽ.
BLAZH   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAZHE   m   Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLEDA   m   History
Possibly from a Turkic root meaning "wise". According to other theories the name was of Gothic origin, or was a Gothicized form of a Hunnic name. This was the name of the brother of Attila.
BLEDDYN   m   Welsh
From Welsh blaidd "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix.
BLEJAN   f   Cornish
Means "flower" in Cornish.
BLERTA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian blertë meaning "green".
BLODEUWEDD   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "face of flowers" in Welsh. In a story in the Mabinogion, she is created out of flowers by Gwydion to be the wife of his nephew Lleu Llaw Gyffes. She is eventually changed into an owl for her infidelity.
BLODEUYN   f   Welsh
Means "flower" in Welsh.
BLODWEN   f   Welsh
Means "white flowers" from Welsh blodau "flowers" combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
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