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GOSTISLAV   m   Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GOTAM   m   Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern form of GOTAMA.
GOTAMA   m   Hinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "ox, cow" and तम (tama) meaning "best". In Hindu texts this is the name of one of the Saptarshis, or seven sages. This name was also born by an early Indian philosopher who wrote the Nyaya Sutras.
GOTELEIB   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
GOTTFRID   m   Swedish
Swedish form of GODFREY.
GOTTFRIED   m   German
German form of GODFREY. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Gottfried von Strassburg and the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the inventors of calculus.
GOTTHARD   m   German
German form of GODEHARD.
GOTTHILF   m   German
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTHOLD   m   German
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "lovely". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTLIEB   m   German
German form of GOTELEIB.
GOTTLOB   m   German
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTSCHALK   m   German (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements god "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
GOTZON   m   Basque
Means "angel" in Basque.
GOTZONE   f   Basque
Feminine form of GOTZON.
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.
GOVIND   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of GOVINDA.
GOVINDA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
GOWRI   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
GOYATHLAY   m   Native American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache chief Geronimo, who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
GOYO   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of GREGORIO.
GÖZDE   f   Turkish
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
GOZZO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Gaut meaning "Goth".
GRAÇA   f   Portuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACE   f   English
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.
GRACELYN   f   English (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
GRACIA   f   Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRACIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRACIE   f   English
Diminutive of GRACE.
GRACIELA   f   Spanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GRACÍLIA   f   Portuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJA   f   Polish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRACJAN   m   Polish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRADY   m   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.
GRAEME   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRAHAM   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname, originally derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham. A famous bearer was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone.
GRAHAME   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRÁINNE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh "love".
GRANIA   f   Irish
Latinized form of GRÁINNE.
GRANT   m   English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.
GRANVILLE   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRANYA   f   Irish
Variant of GRANIA.
GRATIA   f   German
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIAN   m   History
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.
GRATIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRATIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of GRATIAN.
GRATIEN   m   French
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAY   m & f   English
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAYSON   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".
GRAZIA   f   Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GRAŻYNA   f   Polish
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem 'Grażyna' (1823).
GRÉAGÓIR   m   Irish
Irish form of GREGORY.
GREER   f & m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREET   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GREG   m   English
Short form of GREGORY.
GREGA   m   Slovene
Slovene form of GREGORY.
GREGER   m   Swedish
Swedish form of GREGORY.
GREGERS   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of GREGORY.
GREGG   m   English
Short form of GREGORY.
GRÉGOIRE   m   French
French form of GREGORY.
GREGOR   m   German, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of GREGORY. A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
GREGORIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
GREGORIOS   m   Greek, Late Greek
Greek form of GREGORY.
GREGORIUS   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of GREGORIOS.
GREGORY   m   English
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγοριος (Gregorios), derived from γρηγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert". This name was popular among early Christians, being borne by a number of important saints including Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century), Saint Gregory the Illuminator (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century), and Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century). It was also borne by the 6th-century pope Saint Gregory I the Great, a reformer and Doctor of the Church, as well as 15 subsequent popes.... [more]
GREIG   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of GREGORY.
GRENVILLE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRANVILLE.
GRESHAM   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "grazing homestead" in Old English.
GRÉTA   f   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian diminutive of MARGARÉTA and Icelandic diminutive of MARGRÉT.
GRETA   f   Swedish, German, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHEN   f   German, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETE   f   German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETEL   f   German
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRETHE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Short form of MARGRETHE.
GRETTA   f   English
Variant of GRETA.
GREY   m & f   English (Rare)
Variant of GRAY.
GREYSON   m   English (Modern)
Variant of GRAYSON.
GRGA   m   Croatian
Short form of GRGUR.
GRGUR   m   Croatian
Croatian form of GREGORY.
GRID   f   Norse Mythology
Means "peace" in Old Norse. In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Víðarr by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
GRIER   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GREER.
GRIET   f   Dutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GRIFFIN   m   English
Latinized form of GRUFFUDD. This name can also be inspired by the English word griffin, a creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, ultimately from Greek γρυψ (gryps).
GRIFFITH   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of GRUFFUDD.
GRIGOL   m   Georgian
Georgian form of GREGORY.
GRIGOR   m   Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian form of GREGORY. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
GRIGORE   m   Romanian
Romanian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRIGORII   m   Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GREGORIOS.
GRIGORIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORIY   m   Russian
Russian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRÍMHILDR   f   Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse 'Volsungasaga' Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later Germanic counterpart the 'Nibelungenlied' Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
GRIMHILT   f   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Older Germanic form of KRIEMHILD.
GRIOGAIR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of GREGORY.
GRISELDA   f   English, Scottish, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
GRISHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRISHMA   f   Indian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
GRIZEL   f   Scottish
Scottish variant of GRISELDA.
GRO   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓA   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GRONW   m   Welsh
Variant of GORONWY.
GROSVENOR   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
GROVER   m   English
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program 'Sesame Street'.
GROZDA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
GROZDAN   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
GROZDANA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
GRUFFUD   m   Welsh
Variant of GRUFFUDD.
GRUFFUDD   m   Welsh
Welsh name, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.
GRUFFYDD   m   Welsh
Variant of GRUFFUDD.
GRUSHA   f   Russian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
GRWN   m   Welsh
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
GRY   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GRZEGORZ   m   Polish
Polish form of GREGORY.
GUADALUPE   f & m   Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, which means "river of the wolf" in Arabic. In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUALBERTO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Waldobert (see GAUBERT).
GUÁLTER   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of WALTER.
GUALTERIO   m   Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of WALTER.
GUALTIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of WALTER.
GUANTING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GUARIN   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
GUDA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of JUDA.
GUDBRAND   m   Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
GUDMUND   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
GUDRUN   f   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
GUENIÈVRE   f   French
French form of GUINEVERE.
GUERINO   m   Italian
Italian form of WARIN.
GUGLIELMO   m   Italian
Italian form of WILLIAM.
GUIDO   m   Italian, German
Latinized form of WIDO. This was the name of two 11th-century saints. Other notable bearers include 11th-century music theorist Guido d'Arezzo, 13th-century poet Guido Cavalcanti, and 17th-century painter Guido Reni.
GUIFRÉ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
GUILHERME   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of WILLIAM.
GUILLAUME   m   French
French form of WILLIAM.
GUILLEM   m   Catalan
Catalan form of WILLIAM.
GUILLERMO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of WILLIAM.
GUINEVERE   f   Arthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, derived from the elements gwen meaning "fair, white" and sebara meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.... [more]
GUIOMAR   f & m   Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and meri "famous". In the medieval 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
GUISCARD   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GUIYING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GÜL   f   Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GUL   m & f   Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLAY   f   Turkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GULBADAN   f   Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLBAHAR   f   Turkish
Turkish form of GULBAHAR.
GULBAHAR   f & m   Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBRAND   m   Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
GULBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of GUÐBRANDR.
GÜLDEN   f   Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GULISA   f   Georgian
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
GÜLİSTAN   f   Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULISTAN   f   Kurdish
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
GÜLİZAR   f   Turkish
Turkish form of GOLZAR.
GULL   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GULLA   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GULNAR   f   Kazakh, Azerbaijani
Kazakh and Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARA   f   Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz
Kazakh, Azerbaijani and Kyrgyz form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNAZ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZ   f   Kazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORA   f   Uzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GULRUKH   f   Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLŞEN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GULSHAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTEN   f   Turkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULZAR   m & f   Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUMARICH   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "power, rule".
GUN   f   Swedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GÜNAY   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "sun moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
GUNBORG   f   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjörg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and björg "help, save, rescue".
GUNDA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund which means "war".
GUNDHRAM   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNDISALVUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
GUNDULA   f   German
Elaborated form of GUNDA.
GÜNEL   f   Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "people, nation".
GUNHILD   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
GUNILLA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNN   f   Norwegian
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNA   f   Danish, Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUNNE.
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). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
GUNNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNBORG.
GUNNE   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
GUNNEL   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILD   f   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNHILD.
GUNNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNR   f   Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GUNNVÖR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNVOR.
GUNNVOR   f   Norwegian
Variant of GUNVOR.
GÜNTER   m   German
Variant of GÜNTHER.
GUNTER   m   German
Variant of GÜNTHER.
GÜNTHER   m   German, Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic name Gundahar, derived from the elements gund "war" and hari "army, warrior". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century Burgundian king. He appears in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', which has him wooing the Icelandic queen Brünhild. He wins her hand in marriage with the help of the hero Siegfried. He ultimately betrays Siegfried, but Siegfried's widow Kriemhild (Günther's sister) takes her revenge upon him.
GUNTHER   m   German
Variant of GÜNTHER.
GUNTRAM   m   German
Means "war raven" from the Germanic elements gund "war" and hramn "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king.
GUNTUR   m   Indonesian
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
GUNVOR   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
GUO   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
GURDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
GURGEN   m   Armenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
GURMEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
GÜRSEL   m   Turkish
Means "flowing water" in Turkish.
GURUTZ   m   Basque
Means "cross" in Basque.
GURUTZE   f   Basque
Feminine form of GURUTZ.
GUS (1)   m   English, Scottish
Short form of AUGUSTUS or ANGUS.
GUS (2)   m   Greek
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
GUSSIE   f   English
Diminutive of AUGUSTA.
GUSTA   f   Dutch
Short form of AUGUSTA.
GUSTAAF   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAF   m   Swedish, German
Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV.
GUSTAV   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Possibly means "staff of the Goths", derived from the Old Norse elements Gautr "Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name GOSTISLAV. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
GUSTAVE   m   French
French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
GUSTAVO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAW   m   Polish
Polish form of GUSTAV.
GUSTI   m   Indonesian, Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
GUSZTÁV   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GUSTAV.
GUÐBRANDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUDBRAND.
GUÐFRIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of GODAFRID.
GUÐLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐLEIF   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Feminine form of GUÐLEIFR.
GUÐLEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GLEB.
GUÐMUNDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUDMUND.
GUÐRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
GUÐRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GUTO   m   Welsh
Diminutive of GRUFFUDD.
GUTXI   m   Basque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
GUUS   m   Dutch
Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
GÜVENÇ   m   Turkish
Means "trust" in Turkish.
GUY   m   English, French
Norman French form of WIDO. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels 'Guy Mannering' (1815) by Sir Walter Scott and 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854) by C. M. Yonge.
GVIDAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GUIDO.
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.
GWALLTER   m   Welsh
Welsh form of WALTER.
GWANDOYA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
GWAWR   f   Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
GWEN   f   Welsh, English
From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It can also be a short form of GWENDOLEN, GWENLLIAN, and other names beginning with Gwen.
GWENAËL   m   French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and hael "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENAËLLE   f   French, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
GWENDA   f   Welsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and da "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWENDOLEN   f   Welsh
Means "white ring", derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and dolen "ring". This was the name of a mythical queen of the Britons who defeated her husband in battle, as told by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
GWENDOLYN   f   Welsh, English
Variant of GWENDOLEN.
GWENETH   f   Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWENFREWI   f   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and frewi "reconciliation, peace". This was the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint and martyr.
GWENITH   f   Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH, perhaps influenced by the Welsh word gwenith meaning "wheat".
GWENLLIAN   f   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and llian "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
GWENNEG   m   Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
GWENNETH   f   Welsh (Rare)
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWENYTH   f   Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWIL   m   Welsh
Welsh short form of GWILYM.
GWILHERM   m   Breton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
GWILIM   m   Welsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILLYM   m   Welsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILYM   m   Welsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWLADUS   f   Welsh
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
GWLADYS   f   Welsh
Variant of GLADYS.
GWRTHEYRN   m   Ancient Celtic
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor "over" and teyrn "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.
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.
GWYN   m   Welsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEDD   f & m   Welsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GWYNEIRA   f   Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira "snow".
GWYNETH   f   Welsh, English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of GWYNEDD or a form of Welsh gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It has been common in Wales since the 19th century.
GWYNFOR   m   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn "white, fair, blessed" combined with mawr "great, large".
GWYNN   m   Welsh
Variant of GWYN.
GWYTHYR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYATSO   m   Tibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho) meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
GYDA   f   Danish
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
GYEONG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
GYEONG-HUI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" and (hui) meaning "beauty". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYEONG-JA   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "congratulate, celebrate" or (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" combined with (ja) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other hanja character combinations as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) became less popular after Japanese rule of Korea ended in 1945.
GYEONG-SUK   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYLES   m   English (Rare)
Variant of GILES.
GYNETH   f   Literature
Perhaps a variant of GWYNETH. Sir Walter Scott used this name for the daughter of King Arthur in his work 'The Bridal of Triermain' (1813).
GYÖNGYI   f   Hungarian
Means "pearl" in Hungarian.
GYÖRGY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
GYÖRGYI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GYÖRGYIKE   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of GYÖRGYI.
GYŐZŐ   m   Hungarian
Means "victor" in Hungarian.
GYPSY   f   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word Gypsy for the nomadic people who originated in northern India. The word was originally a corruption of Egyptian. It is sometimes considered pejorative.
GYÐA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
GYTHA   f   English (Archaic)
From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of GUÐRÍÐR. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
GYULA   m   Hungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.
GYURI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of GYÖRGY.
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