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ABIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIMAEL   m   Biblical
Means "my father is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
ABISHAI   m   Biblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
ADEODATUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
ADETOKUNBO   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ÆLFGIFU   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.
AKACHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKANE   f   Japanese
From Japanese (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
AKUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALBAN   m   German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
AMADEUS   m   Late Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMATOR   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lover (of God)". Saint Amator was a 5th-century bishop of Auxerre.
AMMIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.
ANSALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of a Germanic name composed of the elements ans "god" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
ANSELM   m   German, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
ANSGAR   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
ANSO   m   Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ans meaning "god".
APOLLODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Apollo" from the name of the god APOLLO combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
ARELI   m   Biblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).
ARNFINN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ARTEMIDOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ÅSA   f   Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ÁSBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and björn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
ÁSDÍS   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ASGER   m   Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ÁSKETILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ASLAUG   f   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
ASSE   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
ÁSTRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ATA (2)   m   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATAULLAH   m   Arabic
Means "gift of God" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) "gift" combined with الله (Allah) "God".
ATIYA   m & f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATTICUS   m   Literature
From a Roman name meaning "from Attica" in Latin. Attica is the region surrounding Athens in Greece. The author Harper Lee used this name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960).
AYDAN (1)   f   Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
AZAREL   m   Biblical
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZRIEL   m   Biblical
Means "help of God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) "help" and אֵל ('el) "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
BAGADATA   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian name derived from baga "god" and data "given". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Persian satrap under the Seleucid Empire.
BALADEVA   m   Hinduism
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength" combined with देव (deva) meaning "god". Baladeva (also called Balarama) is the name of the older brother of the Hindu god Krishna.
BATEL   f   Hebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.
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.
BETHUEL   m   Biblical
Means "man of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rebecca.
BOGDAN   m   Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGUMIŁ   m   Polish
Means "favoured by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and milu "gracious, dear".
BOGUSŁAW   m   Polish
Means "glory of God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and slava "glory". This name was borne by several dukes of Pomerania, beginning in the 12th century.
BOHUMÍR   m   Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic element bogu "god" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
BOŽIDAR   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "divine gift" from the Slavic elements bozy "divine" and daru "gift".
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.
CHARALAMPOS   m   Greek
Means "to shine from happiness" from Greek χαρα (chara) "happiness" combined with λαμπω (lampo) "to shine".
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. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.
CHIAMAKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is beautiful" in Igbo.
CHIBUEZE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the king" in Igbo.
CHIBUIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strength" in Igbo.
CHIBUZO   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads the way" in Igbo.
CHICHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning "God".
CHIDI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
CHIDIEBERE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is merciful" in Igbo.
CHIDIEBUBE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is glorious" in Igbo.
CHIDIEGWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is wonderful" in Igbo.
CHIDIKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is strong" in Igbo.
CHIDIMMA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is good" in Igbo.
CHIDUBEM   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "guided by God" in Igbo.
CHIEMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God has performed great deeds" in Igbo.
CHIJINDUM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God holds my life" in Igbo.
CHIKA (1)   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is the greatest" in Igbo.
CHIKERE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God created" in Igbo.
CHIMA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God knows" in Igbo.
CHINASA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God answers" in Igbo.
CHINEDU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God leads" in Igbo.
CHINONSO   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God is nearby" in Igbo.
CHINWE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns" in Igbo. It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chinwe.
CHINWEIKE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns power" in Igbo.
CHINWENDU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns life" in Igbo.
CHINWEUBA   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God owns wealth" in Igbo.
CHINYERE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God gave" in Igbo.
CHIOMA   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "good God" in Igbo.
CHIPO   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "gift" in Shona.
CHIZOBA   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God protect us" in Igbo.
CHUKS   m   Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chukwu meaning "God".
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.
CHUKWUDI   m   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIDI, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
CHUKWUEMEKA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "God has done something great" in Igbo.
CHUKWUMA   m   Western African, Igbo
Variant of CHIMA, using Chukwu as the first element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
ĈIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "heavenly, from the sky" in Esperanto.
CSABA   m   Hungarian
Possibly means either "shepherd" or "gift" in Hungarian. According to legend this was the name of the son of Attila the Hun.
CYNTHIA   f   English, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Κυνθια (Kynthia) which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance, and it did not become common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century.
CYPRIAN   m   History
From the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
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. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive the dead.
DAGFINN   m   Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DANIEL   m   English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DARINA (2)   f   Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DARINKA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of DARIJA, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
DARKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
D'ARTAGNAN   m   Literature
Means "from Artagnan" in French, Artagnan being a town in southwest France. This was the name of a character in the novel 'The Three Musketeers' (1884) by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel D'Artagnan is an aspiring musketeer who first duels with the three title characters and then becomes their friend.
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.
DEFOREST   m   English
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
DEJAN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Possibly derived from the South Slavic word dejati meaning "to act, to do". Otherwise it may be related to Latin deus "god".
DELMAR   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".
DEUSDEDIT   m   Late Roman
Latin name meaning "God has given". This was the name of two popes (who are also known by the related name Adeodatus).
DEV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DEVADAS   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
DEVARAJA   m   Hinduism
Means "king of gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and राज (raja) meaning "king". This is another name of the Hindu god Indra.
DEVEREUX   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname, of Norman French origin, meaning "from Evreux". Evreux is a town in France.
DIEUDONNÉ   m   French
Means "given by God" in French, used as a French form of DEUSDEDIT.
DIODORUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Διοδωρος (Diodoros) which meant "gift of Zeus", derived from the elements Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" and δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 1st-century BC Greek historian.
DIONYSODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Dionysos" from the name of the god DIONYSOS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
DÎYAR   f & m   Kurdish
Means "gift" in Kurdish.
DORON   m   Hebrew
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOROTHEA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωροθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δωρον (doron) "gift" and θεος (theos) "god". Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th-century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia.
EJIROGHENE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
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. In some cases it was used as a title and applied to other gods of the pantheon. It was used by the Hebrews to refer to Yahweh.
ELDAD   m   Biblical
Means "God has loved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of the two elders who prophesizes in the Israelite camp.
ELEAZAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶלְעָזָר ('El'azar) meaning "my God has helped". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the sons of Aaron.
ELI (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELIAKIM   m   Biblical
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.
ELIANA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ELIEZER   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר ('Eli'ezer) meaning "my God is help". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a servant of Abraham and one of the sons of Moses (see Exodus 18:4 for an explanation of the significance of the name).
ELIHU   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Archaic)
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.
ELIJAH   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH". Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured.... [more]
ELIOENAI   m   Biblical
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ELIOR   m   Hebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
ELIPHELET   m   Biblical
Means "God is release" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament including a son of David.
ELISHA   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
ELIUD   m   Biblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus.
ELIZABETH   f   English, Biblical
From Ελισαβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath" or perhaps "my God is abundance". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
ELKANAH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
ELNATHAN   m   Biblical
Means "God has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandfather of king Jehoiachin and a son of Akbor.
EMMANUEL   m   Biblical, French, English
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel, though it has not been widespread. The name has been more common in continental Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal (in the spellings Manuel and Manoel).
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.
ESEOGHENE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
EUDORA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements ευ (eu) "good" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.
EZEKIEL   m   Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name יְחֶזְקֵאל (Yechezqel) meaning "God strengthens". Ezekiel is a major prophet of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel. He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and captivity of Israel, at which time he was taken to Babylon. The Book of Ezekiel describes his vivid symbolic visions that predict the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. As an English given name, Ezekiel has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
FARUQ   m   Arabic
Means "person who can tell right from wrong" in Arabic. This was the name of the last king of Egypt (1920-1965).
FINN (2)   m   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Finnr which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
FLEMMING   m   Danish
From a medieval Danish nickname meaning "from Flanders".
GABRIEL   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man". Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.... [more]
GAETANO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint.
GAMALIEL   m   Biblical
Means "benefit of God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GEBHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
GLEB   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
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.
GODEHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and hard "hardy, brave". This was the name of an 11th-century saint who was a bishop of Hildesheim.
GODFREY   m   English
From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
GODIVA   f   Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
GODRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "power of god", derived from Old English god combined with ric "power, rule". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman conquest.
GODWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.
GORDIAN   m   History
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.
GOTELEIB   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
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.
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.
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.
GÜLDEN   f   Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GULL   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GUÐLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
HADIYYA   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HADRIAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Hadrianus, which meant "from Hadria" in Latin. Hadria was a town in northern Italy (it gave its name to the Adriatic Sea). A famous bearer of the name was Publius Aelius Hadrianus, better known as Hadrian, a 2nd-century Roman emperor who built a wall across northern Britain.
HAZAEL   m   Biblical
Means "God sees" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king of Aram in the Old Testament.
HELIODORO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HIBA   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHAB   m & f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
INDIGO   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) "Indic, from India".
ISAURA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISHMAEL   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851).
ISIDORE   m   English, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ITHIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God is with me" in Hebrew. This was the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
JACOB   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter", because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son (see Genesis 27:36). Other theories claim that it is in fact derived from a hypothetical name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect".... [more]
JAHLEEL   m   Biblical
Means "God waits" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
JAHZEEL   m   Biblical
Means "God apportions" in Hebrew. This was the son of Naphtali in the Old Testament.
JAYADEVA   m   Sanskrit
Means "divine victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" and देव (deva) meaning "god". This was the name of a 13th-century Indian poet.
JEHIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God lives" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament, including one of King David's lute players.
JEREMIEL   m   Biblical
Means "God uplifts" in Hebrew. Jeremiel is named as an archangel in the apocryphal books of Esdras and Enoch in the Old Testament.
JESSE   m   English, Dutch, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשַׁי (Yishay) which possibly means "gift". In the Old Testament Jesse is the father of King David. It began to be used as an English given name after the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Jesse James (1847-1882), an American outlaw who held up banks and stagecoaches. He was eventually shot by a fellow gang member for a reward. Another famous bearer was the American athlete Jesse Owens (1913-1980), whose real name was James Cleveland (or J. C.) Owens.
JIMMU   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "divine warrior", from Japanese (jin) meaning "god" and (mu) meaning "military, martial". In Japanese legend this was the name of the founder of Japan and the first emperor, supposedly ruling in the 7th century BC.
JOEL   m   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God". Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
JUDITH   f   English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region in Israel. In the Old Testament Judith is one of the Hittite wives of Esau. This is also the name of the main character of the apocryphal Book of Judith. She killed Holofernes, an invading Assyrian commander, by beheading him in his sleep.... [more]
KHODADAD   m   Persian
Means "God given" from Persian خدا (khoda) "god, lord" and داد (dad) "gave".
KIRABO   m & f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
LAEL   m   Biblical
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.
LAHJA   f   Finnish
Means "gift" in Finnish.
LAURENCE (1)   m   English
From the Roman cognomen Laurentius, which meant "from Laurentum". Laurentum was a city in ancient Italy, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus "laurel". Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome. According to tradition he was roasted alive on a gridiron because, when ordered to hand over the church's treasures, he presented the sick and poor. Due to the saint's popularity, the name came into general use in the Christian world (in various spellings).... [more]
LEMUEL   m   Biblical, Mormon, Biblical Hebrew
Means "belonging to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king briefly mentioned in Proverbs in the Old Testament. In the Book of Mormon it is the name of a son of Lehi and Sariah. It is also borne by the hero of Jonathan Swift's novel 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726).
LUKE   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament. He was probably of Greek ethnicity. He is considered a saint by many Christian denominations.... [more]
LYDIA   f   English, German, Finnish, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
MAKANA   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MATTAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.
MATTHEW   m   English, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH". Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah.... [more]
MAYESO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MEHETABEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MEKLIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "gift to God" in Amharic.
MENODORA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μηνη (mene) "moon" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora.
METRODORA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr who was killed with her sisters Menodora and Nymphodora.
MICHAEL   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.... [more]
MITHRIDATES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of MITHRA". This was the name (in Greek) of several Parthian kings.
MONROE   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
MPHATSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MUNASHE   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
NATHANAEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
NAWAL   f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAZARIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of the Late Latin name Nazarius, which meant "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived.
NAZZARENO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
NEO (1)   f & m   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NKECHINYERE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NOLWENN   f   Breton
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
NOSIPHO   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "mother of a gift" in Zulu.
NYMPHODORA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νυμφη (nymphe) "bride, nymph" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Menodora and Metrodora.
OGHENEKARO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENERO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OLUBUNMI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "gift of God" in Yoruba.
OLUFEMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God loves me" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUJIMI   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "given by God" in Yoruba.
OLUKAYODE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God brings happiness" in Yoruba.
OLUMIDE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has come" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OLYMPIODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
From OLYMPOS, the name of the mountain home of the Greek gods, combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OREL   m   Hebrew
Means "light of God" in Hebrew.
OSBERT   m   English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorht "bright". After the Norman conquest, this Old English name was merged with its Norman cognate. It was rare in the Middle Ages, and eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
OSBORN   m   English
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorn "bear". During the Anglo-Saxon period there was also a Norse cognate Ásbjörn used in England, and after the Norman conquest the Norman cognate Osbern was introduced. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
OSGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and gar "spear".
OSMOND   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
OSWALD   m   English, German, Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and weald "power, ruler". Saint Oswald was a king of Northumbria who introduced Christianity to northeast England in the 7th century before being killed in battle. There was also an Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr in use in England, being borne by the 10th-century Saint Oswald of Worcester, who was of Danish ancestry. Though the name had died out by the end of the Middle Ages, it was revived in the 19th century.
OSWIN   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and wine "friend". Saint Oswin was a 7th-century king of Northumbria. After the Norman conquest this name was used less, and it died out after the 14th century. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
OTHNIEL   m   Biblical
Means "lion of God" or "strength of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a nephew of Caleb who becomes the first of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
PANDORA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "all gifts", derived from a combination of Greek παν (pan) "all" and δωρον (doron) "gift". In Greek mythology Pandora was the first mortal woman. Zeus gave her a jar containing all of the troubles and ills that mankind now knows, and told her not to open it. Unfortunately her curiosity got the best of her and she opened it, unleashing the evil spirits into the world.
PEGASUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Πηγασος (Pegasos), possibly either from πηγος (pegos) "strong" or πηγαιος (pegaios) "from a water spring". In Greek mythology Pegasus was the winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. There is a constellation in the northern sky named after the horse.
PENUEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "face of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
PHILOTHEOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and θεος (theos) "god".
PURDIE   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
RAGUEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
RAIJIN   m   Far Eastern Mythology
From Japanese (rai) meaning "thunder" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god of thunder and storms in the mythology of Japan.
RAMESHVARA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of Rama", derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit ईश्वर (ishvara) meaning "lord, god". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
RAPHAEL   m   German, French, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God has healed". In Hebrew tradition Raphael was the name of one of the seven archangels. He appears in the Book of Tobit, in which he disguises himself as a man named Azarias and accompanies Tobias on his journey to Media, aiding him along the way. In the end he cures Tobias's father Tobit of his blindness. He is not mentioned in the New Testament, though tradition identifies him with the angel troubling the water in John 5:4.... [more]
RAZIELA   f   Hebrew
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew.
REMIEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "mercy of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
REUEL   m   Biblical
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.
SAIFULLAH   m   Arabic
Means "sword of God" from Arabic سيف (sayf) "sword" combined with الله (Allah) "God".
SAMAEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "severity of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish tradition, described as a destructive angel of death.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SEBASTIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SHAI   m   Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew.
SHEALTIEL   m   Biblical
Means "I have asked of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Zerubbabel in the Old Testament.
SIPHO   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "gift" in Xhosa.
SPARTACUS   m   History
Means "from the city of Sparta" in Latin. Spartacus was the name of a Thracian-born Roman slave who led a slave revolt in Italy in the 1st century BC. He was eventually killed in battle and many of his followers were crucified.
STRIBOG   m   Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "flowing god" in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost.
SUNNIVA   f   Norwegian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
SURENDRA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.
SURESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "ruler of the gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord". This is another name of the Hindu gods Indra, Shiva or Vishnu.
TALYA   f   Hebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew.
TARAS   m   Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of the Greek name Ταρασιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th-century bishop of Constantinople. It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).
TESNI   f   Welsh
Means "warmth from the sun" in Welsh.
THEKLA   f   German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θεκλα) in the apocryphal 'Acts of Paul and Thecla'. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
THEOCRITUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Θεοκριτος (Theokritos), a Greek name which meant "judge of god" from θεος (theos) "god" and κριτης (krites) "judge, critic". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek poet.
THEODORE   m   English
From the Greek name Θεοδωρος (Theodoros), which meant "gift of god" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of several saints, including Theodore of Amasea, a 4th-century Greek soldier; Theodore of Tarsus, a 7th-century archbishop of Canterbury; and Theodore the Studite, a 9th-century Byzantine monk. It was also borne by two popes.... [more]
THEODOSIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοσιος (Theodosios) which meant "giving to god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δοσις (dosis) "giving". Saint Theodosius of Palestine was a monk who founded a monastery near Bethlehem in the 5th century. This also was the name of emperors of the Eastern Roman and Byzantine Empires.
THEODOTUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδοτος (Theodotos) which meant "given to god" from θεος (theos) "god" and δοτος (dotos) "given". This name belonged to several early saints and martyrs.
THEODULUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοδουλος (Theodoulos) which meant "slave of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and δουλος (doulos) "slave". This name was borne by several early saints.
THEOPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "manifestation of God" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This name was borne by a few saints, including an 8th-century chronicler from Constantinople and a 19th-century Russian Orthodox saint, Theophanes the Recluse, who is Феофан (Feofan) in Russian. Another famous bearer was a 14th-century Byzantine icon painter active in Moscow.
THEOPHILUS   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοφιλος (Theophilos) which meant "friend of god", derived from θεος (theos) "god" and φιλος (philos) "friend". In the New Testament the evangelist Luke addresses his gospel and the Book of Acts to a man named Theophilus.
THEOPHYLAKTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "watched by god" from Greek θεος (theos) "god" and φυλακτεος (phylakteos) "to be watched". Saint Theophylaktos was a 9th-century bishop of Nicomedia who was banished to Caria.
THEOTIMUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Θεοτιμος (Theotimos), derived from the elemenets θεος (theos) "god" and τιμαω (timao) "to honour". Saint Theotimus was a 4th-century bishop of Tomi in Scythia.
THUCYDIDES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Θουκυδιδης (Thoukydides), derived from θεος (theos) "god" (genitive θεου) and κυδος (kydos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
TIMOTHY   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TINASHE   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "God is with us" in Shona.
TRAUGOTT   m   German
Derived from German trau "trust" and Gott "God". This name was created in the 17th century.
UNATHI   m & f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "God is with us" in Xhosa.
URIEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light". Uriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
UZZIEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ZEBULUN   m   Biblical
Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.
ZELOPHEHAD   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
ZERACHIEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
ZURIEL   m   Biblical
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.
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