Basque Names

Basque names are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France).
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ABENEfBasque
Derived from Basque abe meaning "pillar". It is a Basque equivalent of Pilar.
AGURNEfBasque
From Basque agur meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGURTZANEfBasque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
AINGERUmBasque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AINHOAfBasque
From the name of a town in southwest France where there is a famous image of the Virgin Mary.
AINTZAfBasque
Means "glory" in Basque.
AITORmBasque
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
ALAIAfBasque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALAZNEfBasque
Means "miracle" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Milagros.
ALESANDERmBasque
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
AMAIAfBasque
Means "the end" in Basque. This is also the name of a mountain and a village in the Basque region of Spain.
AMETSm & fBasque
Means "dream" in Basque.
ANDERmBasque
Basque form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDONImBasque
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANE (3)fBasque
Basque form of ANNA.
ANNE (1)fFrench, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of ANNA. In the 13th-century it was imported to England, where it was also commonly spelled Ann. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908) by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.
ANTTONmBasque
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ARANTXAfBasque
Diminutive of ARANTZAZU.
ARANTZAZUfBasque
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".
ARGImBasque
Means "light" in Basque.
ARGIDERmBasque
Derived from Basque argi "light" and eder "beautiful".
ARGIÑEfBasque
Feminine form of ARGI.
ARKAITZmBasque
Means "rock" in Basque.
ARRATSmBasque
Means "afternoon, dusk" in Basque.
ASIERmBasque
Means "the beginning" in Basque.
BAKARmBasque
Means "alone" in Basque.
BAKARNEfBasque
Feminine form of BAKAR.
BALENDINmBasque
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BASAJAUNmBasque
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.
BEÑATmBasque
Basque form of BERNARD.
BEREZIfBasque
Means "special" in Basque.
BIDANEfBasque
Means "way" in Basque.
BIHOTZfBasque
Means "heart" in Basque.
BIKENDImBasque
Basque form of VINCENT.
BITTORmBasque
Basque form of VICTOR.
DANELmBasque
Basque form of DANIEL.
EDER (2)mBasque
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
EDERNEfBasque
Feminine variant of EDER (2).
EDORTAmBasque
Basque form of EDWARD.
EDURmBasque
Means "snow" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.
EDURNEfBasque
Feminine form of EDUR.
EGUZKImBasque
Means "sun" in Basque.
EGUZKIÑEfBasque
Feminine form of EGUZKI.
EIDERfBasque
Feminine form of EDER (2).
EKAINmBasque
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
EKAITZmBasque
Means "storm" in Basque.
ELIXABETEfBasque
Basque form of ELIZABETH.
ENDIKAmBasque
Basque form of HENRY.
ENEKOmBasque
Possibly derived from Basque ene "my" and ko, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of the first king of Pamplona or Navarre (9th century), whose name is usually rendered as Íñigo.
ERLANTZmBasque
Means "glow, shine" in Basque.
ERLEAfBasque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
ERRAMUNmBasque
Basque form of RAYMOND.
ESKARNEfBasque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESTEBEmBasque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
ESTIfBasque
Means "sweet, honey" in Basque.
ESTIÑNEfBasque
Variant of ESTI.
EUKENEfBasque
Basque form of EUGENIA.
EURIAfBasque
Means "rain" in Basque.
EZTEBEmBasque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
FERMINmBasque
Basque form of FIRMIN.
FERMINTXOmBasque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
FRANTZISKAfBasque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKOmBasque
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
GAIZKAmBasque
Means "saviour" in Basque.
GANIXmBasque
Basque form of JOHN.
GARAILEmBasque
Means "victor" in Basque.
GARBIfBasque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GARBIÑEfBasque
Variant of GARBI.
GARDENfBasque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GOIZANEfBasque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning".
GOIZARGIfBasque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
GOIZEDERfBasque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and eder "beautiful".
GORKAmBasque
Basque form of GEORGE.
GOTZONmBasque
Means "angel" in Basque.
GOTZONEfBasque
Feminine form of GOTZON.
GURUTZmBasque
Means "cross" in Basque.
GURUTZEfBasque
Feminine form of GURUTZ.
GUTXImBasque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
HAIZEAfBasque
Means "wind" in Basque.
HILARGIfBasque
Means "moon" in Basque.
HIRUNEfBasque
Means "trinity" in Basque, derived from hiru meaning "three".
HODEImBasque
Means "cloud" in Basque.
IBAImBasque
Means "river" in Basque.
IBANmBasque
Basque variant form of JOHN.
IGONmBasque
Means "ascension" in Basque.
IGONEfBasque
Feminine form of IGON. It is a Basque equivalent of Ascensión.
IHINTZAfBasque
Means "dew" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Rocío.
IKERmBasque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
IMANOLmBasque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IÑAKImBasque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
ION (1)mBasque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
IRATIfBasque
Means "fern field" in Basque.
IRUNEfBasque
Variant of HIRUNE.
ITSASNEfBasque
Variant of ITSASO.
ITSASOfBasque
Means "ocean" in Basque.
ITXAROfBasque
Means "hope" in Basque.
ITXASOfBasque
Diminutive of ITSASO.
ITZALmBasque
Means "shadow" in Basque.
ITZIARfBasque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village which contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IZARfBasque
Means "star" in Basque.
IZAROfBasque
Meaning unknown, from the name of a small island off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay.
IZOTZmBasque
Means "ice" in Basque.
JAKESmBasque
Basque form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JOKINmBasque
Basque form of JOACHIM.
JON (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Basque
Scandinavian and Basque form of JOHN.
JONE (1)fBasque
Basque feminine form of JON (1).
JOSEBAmBasque
Basque form of JOSEPH.
JOSUmBasque
Basque form of JESUS.
JOSUNEfBasque
Feminine form of JOSU.
JULENmBasque
Basque form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
KATALINfHungarian, Basque
Hungarian and Basque form of KATHERINE.
KATTALINfBasque
Basque form of KATHERINE.
KEMENmBasque
Means "courage, vigour" in Basque.
KEPAmBasque
Basque form of CEPHAS.
KERMANmBasque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KISTIÑEfBasque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KOLDOmBasque
Short form of KOLDOBIKA.
KOLDOBIKAmBasque
Basque form of LOUIS.
LORE (2)fBasque
Means "flower" in Basque.
LOREAfBasque
Variant of LORE (2).
LUKENmBasque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
MAIA (3)fBasque
Basque form of MARIA.
MAIALENfBasque
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
MAITE (2)fBasque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
MARIAf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARKELmBasque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARTZELmBasque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MATIAmBasque
Basque form of MATTHEW.
MATTINmBasque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATXINmBasque
Basque diminutive of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MIKELmBasque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MINTXOmBasque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
MIRENfBasque
Basque form of MARIA.
MITXELmBasque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
NAGOREfBasque
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
NAHIAfBasque
Means "desire" in Basque.
NAIAfBasque
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
NAIARAfBasque
From the Basque name of the Spanish city of Nájera, which is Arabic in origin. In the 12th century there was a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave.
NEKANEfBasque
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.
NEREfBasque
Means "mine" in Basque.
NEREAfBasque
Variant of NERE.
NIKOLEfBasque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
OIERmBasque
Meaning unknown, of Basque origin.
OIHANAfBasque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OROITZmBasque
Means "memory" in Basque.
ORTZImBasque
Means "sky" in Basque.
OSANEfBasque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
PATXImBasque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PEIOmBasque
Basque form of PETER.
PERUmBasque
Basque form of PETER.
PETRImFinnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
SENDOAmBasque
Means "strong" in Basque.
SORNEfBasque
Means "conception" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Concepción.
TERESEfBasque, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Basque and Scandinavian form of TERESA.
TXOMINmBasque
Basque form of DOMINIC.
UDANEfBasque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
UNAImBasque
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
USOAfBasque
Means "dove" in Basque.
UXUEfBasque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
XABImBasque
Basque diminutive of XAVIER.
XABIERmBasque, Galician
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
XANTImBasque
Basque form of SANTIAGO.
XIMUNmBasque
Basque form of XIMENO.
ZERUmBasque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ZIGORmBasque
Means "punishment" in Basque.
ZORIONm & fBasque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
ZORIONEfBasque
Feminine form of ZORION.
ZURIÑEfBasque
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
ZUZENmBasque
Means "just, fair" in Basque.