Names with Relationship "from different language"

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GIRISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GIROLAMO   m   Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
GISBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".
GISELA   f   German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese form of GISELLE.
GISÈLE   f   French
French variant of GISELLE.
GISELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of GISELLE.
GISELLE   f   French, English (Modern)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This name may have originally been a descriptive nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court. It was borne by a daughter of the French king Charles III who married the Norman leader Rollo in the 10th century. The name was popular in France during the Middle Ages (the more common French form is Gisèle). Though it became known in the English-speaking world due to Adolphe Adam's ballet 'Giselle' (1841), it was not regularly used until the 20th century.
GIUANNA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GIUANNE   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
GIUDITTA   f   Italian
Italian form of JUDITH.
GIULIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANA   f   Italian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIO   m   Italian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSEPPE   m   Italian
Italian form of JOSEPH. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
GIUSTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of JUSTIN.
GIUSTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GIZELLA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GISELLE.
GJERGJ   m   Albanian
Albanian form of GEORGE.
GJON   m   Albanian
Albanian form of JOHN.
GJORD   m   Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJORGJI   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of GEORGE.
GJURD   m   Norwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLADYS   f   Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).
GLÁUCIA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLAUCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
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".
GLENDA   f   Welsh, English
A name created in the 20th century from the Welsh elements glân "pure, clean" and da "good".
GLIGOR   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
GOBINDA   m   Bengali
Bengali form of GOVINDA.
GODEFROY   m   French
French form of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODELIEVE   f   Dutch
Dutch (Flemish) form of GODELIVA.
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.
GODFRIED   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODOFREDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GODFREY.
GODTFRED   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of GODFREY.
GOFFREDO   m   Italian
Italian form of GODFREY.
GOFRAIDH   m   Irish
Irish form of GODFREY.
GOLIATH   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew גָּלְיָת (Golyat), possibly derived from גָּלָה (galah) meaning "uncover, reveal". This is the name of the giant Philistine who is slain by David in the Old Testament.
GOLNARA   f   Tatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOMES   m   Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
GONCA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of GHONCHEH.
GONÇAL   m   Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of GONZALO.
GONÇALO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of GONZALO.
GONZALO   m   Spanish
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.
GOPINATH   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
GORAIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish form of GODFREY.
GORKA   m   Basque
Basque form of GEORGE.
GORMLAITH   f   Irish, 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.
GOSSE   m   Medieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
GOSWIN   m   Dutch (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements Gaut "Goth" and win "friend".
GOTAM   m   Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern form of GOTAMA.
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.
GOTTLIEB   m   German (Rare)
German form of GOTELEIB.
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.
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.
GRACIANA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRACIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
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.
GRATIEN   m   French
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRÉAGÓIR   m   Irish
Irish 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.
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.
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]
GRETA   f   German, Swedish, 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.
GRGUR   m   Croatian
Croatian form of GREGORY.
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).
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.
GRIGORII   m   Russian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY, as well as usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
GRIGORIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of GREGORY.
GRIGORIY   m   Russian
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
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.
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.
GRY   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GRZEGORZ   m   Polish
Polish form of GREGORY.
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.
GUARIN   m   Medieval French
Norman French form of WARIN.
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 (Rare)
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 (Rare)
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.
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".
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).
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".
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.
GÜLŞEN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GULSHAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GULZAR   m & f   Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
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".
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.
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.
GUNNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
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.
GUNVOR   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvör meaning "cautious in war" from gunnr "war" combined with vor "vigilant, cautious".
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.
GUSZTÁV   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GUSTAV.
GUÐLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐRÚN   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
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.
GWALLTER   m   Welsh
Welsh form of WALTER.
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.
GWENDOLYN   f   Welsh, English
Variant of GWENDOLEN.
GWILHERM   m   Breton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
GWILYM   m   Welsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
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.
GWYTHYR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYDA   f   Danish
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
GYÖRGY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
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.
HABAKKUK   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name חֲבַקּוּק (Chavaqquq) meaning "embrace". In the Old Testament this is one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Habakkuk.
HACER   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HAGAR.
HADASSAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HADEWYCH   f   Dutch
Dutch form of HEDWIG.
HADI   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
HADİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HADI.
HADIİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HADI.
HADRIEN   m   French
French variant form of ADRIAN.
HAGANO   m   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Old Germanic form of HAGEN (1).
HAGAR   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.
HAGEN (1)   m   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic element hagan meaning "enclosure". In the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied' he is the half-brother of Günther. He killed the hero Siegfried by luring him onto a hunting expedition and then stabbing him with a javelin in his one vulnerable spot.
HAGEN (2)   m   Danish
Danish form of HÅKON.
HAGGITH   f   Biblical
Means "festive" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's wives.
HAJAR   f   Arabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
HÅKAN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of Hákon (see HÅKON).
HAKOB   m   Armenian
Armenian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
HÁKON   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of HÅKON, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
HÅKON   m   Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Hákon, which meant "high son" from "high" and konr "son, descendant". This was the name of seven kings of Norway.
HALDOR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallþórr, which meant "Thor's rock" from hallr "rock" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
HALE (1)   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HALA.
HÁLFDAN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HALFDAN.
HALFDAN   m   Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hálfdan, composed of the elements hálfr "half" and Danr "Dane", originally a nickname for a person who was half Danish.
HALİDE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of KHALID.
HALİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of KHALIL.
HALIL   m   Albanian
Albanian form of KHALIL.
HALİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HALIM.
HALİME   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HALIM.
HALINA   f   Polish
Polish form of GALINA.
HALİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of KHALID.
HALLBJÖRN   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear".
HALLDÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of HALDOR.
HALLDOR   m   Norwegian
Variant of HALDOR.
HALLDÓRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of HALDOR.
HALLE (1)   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Halli, a diminutive of names containing the element hallr meaning "rock".
HALLVARD   m   Norwegian
Variant of HALVARD.
HALSTEIN   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallsteinn, derived from the elements hallr "rock" and steinn "stone".
HALSTEN   m   Swedish
Old Swedish form of Hallsteinn (see HALSTEIN).
HALVAR   m   Swedish
Swedish form of HALVARD.
HALVARD   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hallvarðr, which meant "rock guardian" from hallr "rock" combined with varðr "guardian".
HALVDAN   m   Norwegian
Variant of HALFDAN.
HALVOR   m   Norwegian
Variant of HALVARD.
HALYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GALINA.
HAMID (1)   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "praised" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMID (2)   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMİDE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMIDE   f   Persian
Persian feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HAMID (1).
HAMLET   m   Literature, Armenian
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.
HAMO   m   Medieval English
Norman form of HAIMO. The Normans brought this name to Britain.
HANA (1)   f   Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2)   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of HANNAH.
HANANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is gracious" in Hebrew. This name appears frequently in the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew name of Shadrach.
HANANIAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ANANIAS.
HANİFE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of HANIF.
HANN   m   Medieval English
Medieval English form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HANNAH   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HARALAMB   m   Romanian
Romanian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMBI   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Scandinavian and German cognate of HAROLD. This was the name of several kings of Norway and Denmark.
HARALDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of HAROLD.
HARAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "hill, mountain" in Hebrew. This is the name of the brother of Abraham and father of Lot in the Old Testament.
HARI   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HARIS (1)   m   Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HAROLDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HAROLD.
HAROON   m   Urdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HARRI   m   Finnish, Welsh
Finnish and Welsh form of HARRY.
HARRIET   f   English
English form of HENRIETTE, and thus a feminine form of HARRY. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. A famous bearer was Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the American author who wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
HARRIETT   f   English
Variant of HARRIET.
HARRIETTE   f   English
Variant of HARRIET.
HARRY   m   English
Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books, first released in 1997.
HARSH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHA   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 7th-century emperor of northern India. He was also noted as an author.
HARTMANN   m   German
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HARTMUT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit".
HARTWIG   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
HARTWIN   m   German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Germanic elements hard "brave, hardy" and win "friend".
HARUN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HARVEY   m   English
From the Breton given name Haerviu, which meant "battle worthy", from haer "battle" and viu "worthy". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton hermit who is the patron saint of the blind. Settlers from Brittany introduced it to England after the Norman conquest. During the later Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
HASAN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HAŞİM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HASHIM.
HASİP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HASIB.
HASKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
HASSAN   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HATİCE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of KHADIJA.
HÅVARD   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of HÁVARÐR.
HAVEL   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HAVRYIL   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of GABRIEL.
HAVVA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of EVE.
HAWA   f   Arabic
Arabic form of EVE.
HAYDAR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of HAIDAR.
HAYDÉE   f   Spanish, French (Rare)
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).
HECK   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of HECTOR.
HECKIE   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of HECTOR.
HÉCTOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HECTOR.
HÈCTOR   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HECTOR.
HECTOR   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Arthurian Romance
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally slain by Achilles, who proceeded to tie his dead body to a chariot and drag it about. This name also appears in Arthurian legends belonging to King Arthur's foster father.... [more]
HEDIİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of HADIYYA.
HEDVIG   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIGA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of HEDWIG.
HEDVIKA   f   Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
HEDWIG   f   German
From the Germanic name Hadewig, derived from the Germanic elements hadu "battle, combat" and wig "war". This was the name of a 13th-century German saint, the wife of the Polish duke Henry the Bearded. It was subsequently borne by a 14th-century Polish queen (usually known by her Polish name Jadwiga) who is now also regarded as a saint.
HEIDI   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English
German diminutive of ADELHEID. This is the name of the title character in the children's novel 'Heidi' (1880) by Johanna Spyri. The name began to be used in the English-speaking world shortly after the 1937 release of the movie adaptation, which starred Shirley Temple.
HEIDRUN   f   Norse Mythology, German
Derived from Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret". In Norse mythology this was the name of a goat that would eat the leaves from the tree of life and produce mead in her udder.
HEIKE   f & m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HENRIKE or HEINRICH.
HEIKO   m   Low German, Frisian, Dutch
Low German diminutive of HEINRICH.
HEILWIG   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements heil "happy, hearty, healthy" and wig "war".
HEINO   m   German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Estonian
German form of Haimo (see HAMO).
HEINRICH   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of HENRY. This was the name of several German kings.
HEIÐRÚN   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of HEIDRUN.
HEITOR   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HECTOR.
HÉLDER   m   Portuguese
Meaning uncertain. It was borne by the Brazilian archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) who was noted for his charity. It could be from the name of the Dutch town of Den Helder (possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch). Alternatively, it might be derived from the Germanic given name HULDERIC.
HELEEN   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of HELEN.
HELEN   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
English form of the Greek ‘Ελενη (Helene), probably from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) "torch" or "corposant", or possibly related to σεληνη (selene) "moon". In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. The name was also borne by the 4th-century Saint Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, who supposedly found the True Cross during a trip to Jerusalem.... [more]
HELÉNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of HELEN.
HELĒNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
HÉLÈNE   f   French
French form of HELEN.
HELENE   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
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