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Portuguese form of GONZALO.
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund "war" and salv which is of unknown meaning.
GOODWINmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the given name GODWINE.
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna. This name was also borne by the 8th-century founder of the Pala Empire in Bengal.
GOPINATHmTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
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.
Scottish form of GODFREY.
Medieval Swedish form of GEORGE.
Medieval Norwegian form of GEORGE.
GORANmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
GORANKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of GORAN.
Short form of GORDON.
GORDANmSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic gord meaning "dignified". This name and the feminine form Gordana were popularized by the publication of Croatian author Marija Jurić Zagorka's novel 'Gordana' (1935).
Variant of GORDON.
From the Roman cognomen Gordianus which meant "from Gordium", Gordium being the capital of Phrygia in Asia Minor. This is the name by which three Roman emperors are known.
Diminutive of GORDON. A famous bearer was Canadian hockey star Gordie Howe (1928-2016).
GORDONmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was originally derived from a place name in Berwickshire meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.
Diminutive of GORDON.
GOREmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "triangular" (from Old English gara), originally referring to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land. A famous bearer is American writer Gore Vidal (1925-).
From the surname of Maria Goretti, a 20th-century Italian saint who forgave her murderer on her deathbed. Her surname was derived from the given name GREGORIO.
Variant transcription of GJORGJI.
Feminine form of GORAN.
Basque form of GEORGE.
GORMLAITHfIrish, Scottish
Derived from Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler Brian Boru.
Variant transcription of GOROU.
GORONWYmWelsh, 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.
From Japanese (go) meaning "five" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fifth son. Different combinations of kanji are also possible.
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GOSSEmMedieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GÖSTAVmSwedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GOSTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GOSWINmDutch (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements Gaut "Goth" and win "friend".
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.
GOTELEIBmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
Swedish form of GODFREY.
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.
German form of GODEHARD.
GOTTHILFmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTHOLDmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "lovely". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTLOBmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTSCHALKmGerman (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.
Means "angel" in Basque.
Feminine form of GOTZON.
GOUYENfNative American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GOVADmPersian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
GOVINDAmHinduism, 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.
GOWRIfTamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
GOYATHLAYmNative American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
Spanish diminutive of GREGORIO.
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
GOZZOmAncient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Gaut meaning "Goth".
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
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.
GRACELYNfEnglish (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Diminutive of GRACE.
Elaboration of GRACIA.
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
Polish form of GRACIA.
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRADYmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.
GRAEMEmScottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRAHAMmScottish, 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.
GRAHAMEmScottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRÁINNEfIrish, 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".
Latinized form of GRÁINNE.
GRANTmEnglish, 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.
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
Variant of GRANIA.
Means "grace" in Latin.
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.
GRATIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAYm & fEnglish
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAYSONmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem 'Grażyna' (1823).
Irish form of GREGORY.
GREERf & mScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREETfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
Short form of GREGORY.
Slovene form of GREGORY.
Swedish form of GREGORY.
GREGERSmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of GREGORY.
Short form of GREGORY.
French form of GREGORY.
GREGORmGerman, 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.
GREGORIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
Original Greek form of GREGORY.
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]
Scottish diminutive of GREGORY.
GRENVILLEmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRANVILLE.
GRESHAMmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "grazing homestead" in Old English.
GRÉTAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETAfGerman, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHENfGerman, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETEfGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
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.
Variant of GRETA.
GREYm & fEnglish (Modern)
Variant of GRAY.
Short form of GRGUR.
Croatian form of GREGORY.
GRIDfNorse 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.
GRIERmScottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GREER.
Short form of MARGRIET.
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).
Anglicized form of GRUFFUDD.
Georgian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORmWelsh, 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).
Romanian form of GREGORY.
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRIGORIImRussian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY, as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
Latvian form of GREGORY.
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
Modern Greek form of GREGORY.
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
GRIMALDOmSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of GRIMWALD.
GRÍMHILDRfNorse 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.
GRIMWALDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements grim "mask" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
Scottish form of GREGORY.
GRISELDAfEnglish, 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.
Diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRISHMAfIndian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
Scottish variant of GRISELDA.
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓAfNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
Variant of GORONWY.
GROSVENORmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
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'.
GROZDANmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
From the Old Welsh name Griphiud, 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.
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
GRYfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
Polish form of GREGORY.
GUADALUPEf & mSpanish
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, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". 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.
GUALBERTOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of WALDOBERT or WALHBERCT.
Portuguese form of WALTER.
Italian form of WALTER.
GUANTINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYUm & fChinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GUARINmMedieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
Variant transcription of JUDA.
GUDBRANDmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
GUDINAmEastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
GUDMUNDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
GUDRUNfNorse 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.
Italian form of WARIN.
Italian form of WILLIAM.
GUGULETHUfSouthern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele igugu "treasure, pride" and lethu "our".
GUIDOmItalian, 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.
GUIFRÉmCatalan (Rare)
Catalan form of WILFRED. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
Portuguese form of WILLIAM.
French form of WILLIAM.
Catalan form of WILLIAM.
Spanish form of WILLIAM.
GUINEVEREfArthurian 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]
GUIOMARf & mPortuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "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.
GUISCARDmMedieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
GUIYINGm & fChinese
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.
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GULBADANfUrdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBRANDmNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
Turkish form of GOLZAR.
GULLfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GULLAfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARAfKazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZfKazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
Means "rose light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GULSHANmIndian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULUMBUfIndigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
GULZARm & fUrdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUMARICHmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "power, rule".
Modern form of GUNNR.
GÜNAYf & mTurkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjörg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and björg "help, save, rescue".
GUNDAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund which means "war".
GUNDHRAMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNDISALVUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
Elaborated form of GUNDA.
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "country, society".
GUNHILDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, 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.
GUNNEmSwedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNRfNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GÜNTHERmGerman, 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.
Means "war raven" from the Germanic elements gund "war" and hramn "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king.
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
GUNVORfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
GUOm & fChinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
GURDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
GURGENmArmenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
GURMEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
Means "flowing water" in Turkish.
Means "cross" in Basque.
Feminine form of GURUTZ.
GUS (2)mGreek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of CONSTANTINE, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
Diminutive of AUGUSTA.
Short form of AUGUSTA.
Dutch form of GUSTAV.
GUSTAFmSwedish, German
Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV.
GUSTAVmSwedish, 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.
French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
GUSTAVOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV.
Latvian form of GUSTAV.
Polish form of GUSTAV.
GUSTImIndonesian, Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
Hungarian form of GUSTAV.
GUÐLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Icelandic form of GUDMUND.
GUÐRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
Icelandic form of GUÐRÍÐR.
GUÐRÚNfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Diminutive of GRUFFUDD.
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
Means "trust" in Turkish.
GUYmEnglish, 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.
Lithuanian form of GUIDO.
GWALCHMEImWelsh 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.
Welsh form of WALTER.
GWANDOYAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
GWENfWelsh, 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.
GWENAËLmFrench, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENAËLLEfFrench, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.