Submitted Names Starting with B

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Diminutive of Bárbara.
Means "son of affliction". In the Bible, this is the name of two of Solomon's purveyors, as well as the father of Zadok.
Variant of Baana.
BAARAfBiblical Hebrew
Baara was one of the three wives of Shaharaim, according to 1 Chronicles 8:8.
BÅÅˊRESmSami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Boris.
BAARTmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Bert.
BAATARmMongolian, Kalmyk
Means "hero, knight" in Mongolian.
Derived from Yakut баҕатыр (Bağatyr) meaning "hero".
Means "grandmother" in Russian.
Diminutive of Baba.
Diminutive of Baba.
BABATHAfAncient Aramaic
Babatha is the name of a Jewish woman who owned land near Petra (modern Jordan) and En-Gedi (modern Israel) in the 2nd century AD. Because her personal documents were preserved, much of her personal life is known today.
BABBENfNorwegian, Swedish
A diminutive of Barbro.
Diminutive of Barbara.
BABEfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of Barbara, as in the case of American socialite Babe Paley (1915-1978).
Dutch form of Babette.
BABETTfHungarian, German (Rare)
Hungarian form and German variant of Babette.
BABHRUm & fIndian
Indian unisex name also written as Babhrú (बभ्रु), masculine and sometimes feminine, or Babhrū (बभ्रू), which is purely feminine, meaning "reddish-brown, tawny".
MEANING : brown haired lady. Here बभ्रु means brown + लोम्नी means hair (of female )... [more]
Diminutive of Barbara.
BABIEf & mEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of Barbara.
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
BABIKERmNorthern African, Arabic
Sudanese name possibly derived from the given name Bakr or from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early, to rise early".
Diminutive of Babilàs.
Italian form of Babylas.
Catalanh form of Babylas.
Means "bauble" or "trinket" in French. According to the French fairytale, Babiole is the daughter of a queen. The fairy Fanfreluche tricks the queen into turning her daughter into a monkey.
Diminutive of Babo.
BABNOUDAmCoptic (Arabized), Arabic
Arabized form of the Sahidic Coptic name Papnoute.
Means "grandmother" in Russian.
Means "grandmother" in Russian.
Means "grandmother" in Russian.
BABSIfGerman (Modern), English (Modern)
Short and familiar form of Barbara.
BABSIEfSouth African
Short and familiar form of Barbara.
BABSYfEnglish (Modern)
Short and familiar form of Barbara.
Babür, combined with a Perso-Turkic royal title, şah meaning "shah". As a whole, it means "shah as strong as a tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BACCIOmMedieval Italian (Tuscan)
Diminutive of names that end in -accio which is preceded by a "B sound", such as Bartolomeaccio, Bartolaccio, Iacobaccio, Bindaccio or Fortebraccio.
Italian form of Bacchus.
Means "beauty" in Russian.
BACHIRmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Bashir (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
Feminine form of Bachisio.
BACHTIARmIndonesian, Javanese
Indonesian form of Bakhtiar.
BADAm & fKorean (Modern, Rare)
From the native Korean word meaning "sea, ocean," perhaps deriving from Goguryeo 波旦 (patɐrɐ) or 波豊 (patərə).
BADAMLYANHUAfMongolian (Rare, Archaic)
Means "lotus, water lily" in Mongolian.
Derived from Arabic badr "full moon".
BADBfIrish Mythology, Irish
Means "crow, demon" in early Irish (and may have originally denoted "battle" or "strife"). In Irish myth the Badb was a war goddess who took the form of a crow. She and her sisters, the Morrígan and Macha, were a trinity of war goddesses known collectively as the Morrígna.
BADEm & fEnglish
Possibly from the traditionally English surname, from the Old English personal name Bada which possibly a short form of various names with the first element being the Old English beadu "battle"... [more]
Means "wine, drink", from Persian bâde (باده) "wine".
The use of the name in Nigeria is likely due to the Bade Emirate, a traditional state in Yobe State, Nigeria, the home of the Bade people.
BADEm & fIndian (Muslim), Hindi
Likely a variant of Badr. It also means "big, older" in Hindi.
Derived from the name of a folk Yakut hero who was the first leader of the Kangalassky Yakuts.
BADEGISELmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bald "brave, bold" (commonly reduced to bad or baud when Latinized) or possibly Celto-Germanic badu "battle", combined with gisel "hostage" or "pledge" (ge- "co-" + the root of "sell" in the sense of "give"—thus something or someone given in exchange).
Derived from Turkish bâde meaning "almond" and gül meaning "rose".
BADEMmBosnian (Rare)
Means "almond" in Bosnian.
Feminine form of Badem.
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BADERICmAncient Germanic, History
Means "powerful battle", derived from the Germanic elements badu "battle" and rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Baderic was a 6th-century co-king of the Thuringii, a Germanic tribe.
German form of Baderic.
Dutch form of Baderic.
BADHILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element badu "battle" combined with Old Norse hildr "battle."
BADHLfMedieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Means "a wonderful man" in Arabic.
Means "unique, admirable".
BADISmBerber (Rare)
The meaning of this name is unknown but several kings had this name.
BADMAm & fKalmyk, Buryat
Kalmyk and Buryat form of Padma.
BADOmOld High German, Ancient Germanic
Old High German form of Baði.
BADRAm & fWestern African, Arabic
Possibly a variant of Badr.
Combination of Badr and ad-Din.
Meaning unknown.
BADRIYYAHfMuslim (Rare)
Apparently a strictly feminine form of Badr.
Means "full moon of full moons" in Arabic. This is the name of the princess from the Arabian Nights fairy tale Aladdin.
Means "tenth born" in Akan.
The first element of this name is derived from Polish bądź, which is the second-person singular imperative form of the verb być "to be". The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace"... [more]
Composed of the Polish elements Będzie- meaning will, and slaw- meaning #fame.
Variant of Bea.
BAEDDANmWelsh Mythology
In the medieval Welsh tale 'Culhwch and Olwen' this name belongs to the father of Maelwys, one of Arthur's warriors.
BÆGLIRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name deriving from a verb related to Nynorsk begla meaning "to hinder, to stand in someone's way" or a noun related to Nynorsk begla meaning "contrary, sullen, obstinate person".
BÆILIRmAncient Scandinavian
Probably an Old Norse variant of BægliR.
BAEK-HANmKorean (Modern)
A character in Korean Drama "Vampire Flower
From Sino-Korean 伯 "older brother" and 賢 "virtuous, worthy, good".
BÆLDÆGmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Balder. Made up of the Old English elements bæl, of disputed origin, and dæg, meaning "day." ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,’ written after the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, treats him as a historical figure, listing him among the legendary ancestors of the kings of Bernicia and Wessex.
Faroese form of Benedikt.
BÆRONmIcelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic adoption of Byron.
This name is derived from abafana, the plural form of umfana meaning "boy, young man."
BÁFURRmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
BAGDEMAGUSmArthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legend, Bagdemagus is the king of Gorre, a Knight of the Round Table and the father of Maleagant.
BAGGEmOld Swedish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Old Swedish and modern form of Baggi.
Means "brave warrior" in Khazar.
From Arabic bahjat meaning "delight, joy".
Bagheera is a black panther (black Indian leopard) who is a fictional character in Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book (coll. 1894) and The Second Jungle Book (coll. 1895). The word Bagh (बाघ) means tiger in Hindi.
Means "light rain" in Arabic.
Means "mentor" in Bashkir.
From St. Baglen.
Derived from Kurdish bager meaning "whirlwind".
Abkhaz variant of Bagrat.
An African girl's name derived from "Bahar", meaning "Spring"
BAHANDImCebuano (Rare, Archaic)
Bahandi means 'prized-possession'' or ‘’most precious treasure’’ the name Bahandi is used by both girls and boys
Means "small spring" in Persian, derived from Persian بهار (bahâr) meaning "spring, blossom" (see Bahar).
Derived from Persian بهار (bahâr) meaning "spring, blossom".
BAHARIf & mSwahili
Means "sea" or "ocean" in Swahili.
BAHATIf & mEastern African
Means "luck, good fortune" in Swahili.
Of very uncertain origin and meaning. Folk etymology, however, seems to connect this name to both Margaret and Biddy.
Means "brilliant" in Arabic.
BAHIRAfArabic (Rare)
Feminine form of Bahir.
BAHIRAHfMalaysian (Rare)
Variant of Bahira used in Malaysia.
Means "brilliant, beautiful, radiant" in Arabic.
Persian form of Bahiyya or Behiye. This name was borne by a member the Bahá'í holy family: Bahíyyih Khánum (1846-1932), the only daughter the Bahá'í Faith's founder, Bahá'u'lláh.
BAHJAfMedieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
Short for of Bahtijar.
Uzbek form of Bahadur.
Tajik form of Bahadur.
Derived from Kurdish ba meaning "storm".
BAHRADINmArabic (Rare)
Derived from Arabic Bahr al-Din, which means "sea of religion", itself derived from Arabic بَحْر (bahr) "sea, ocean" combined with Arabic دين (din) "religion, faith".
Means "maritime" in Turkish.
Bosnian form of Bahr ud-Din, which is a variant transcription of Bahr al-Din (see Bahradin).... [more]
Azerbaijani form of Behruz.
Meaning unknown.
BAHTAfBosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Bahtijar.
Bosnian form of Bakhtiar.
Derived from Turkish baht meaning "luck, fortune" and şen meaning "merry".
BAIAfBasque (Rare)
Taken from the name of a Basque river that has its source in Gorbeia and flows into the Ebro.... [more]
BAIAfGalician (Rare)
Galician variant of Olalla.
Italian form of Bayard.
Latvian feminine name, a diminutive of Barbara which is now a name in its own right.
Means "speak of pain" in Russian.
Means "speak praise" in Russian.
BÁI-HǓm & fChinese Astronomy
Bái-Hǔ is a Xiang (象) one of the Four Symbols that include all the constellation of the Chinese System. Bái-Hǔ is known as The White Tiger of the West and is a mythological spirit creature linked with the west, the left and the fall/autumn season.
From Japanese 梅花 (baika) meaning "plum blossom".
BAILEMmEnglish, Hebrew, Yiddish
means "he who watches over his siblings." This name is usually given to the first son. Bailem is somewhat connected to Bailey.
BAILYf & mEnglish (Rare)
Variant of Bailey.
BAILYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of Bailey using the popular name suffix lyn.
BAINmLiterature, Judeo-Christian Legend
Bain was the son of Bard in J. R. R. Tolkien's book, The Hobbit. "Bain" means "beautiful" in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional language, Sindarin (Elvish).
BÁINEf & mIrish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
BAINESmEnglish (American)
Transferred use of the surname Baines. This was the middle name of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Buryat name derived from Mongolian баяр (bayar) meaning "joy, happiness".
Transferred use of the surname Baird.
Means "joy" from Mongolian баяр (bayar) meaning "joy, happiness".
From Kazakh бай (bay) meaning "rich" and жан (zhan) meaning "soul".
BAJAZETmTurkish, Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of Bayezid.
BAJEm & fEast Frisian
Variant of Boje. ... [more]
BAJEZIDmTurkish, Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of Bayezid.
Albanian form of Bayram.
From Japanese 羽 (ba) meaning "feathers" combined with 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
BAKAFFAmEastern African
Bakaffa (throne name Asma Sagad, later Masih Sagad Ge'ez መሲህ ሰገድ, "to whom the anointed bows") was nəgusä nägäst (May 18, 1721 – September 19, 1730) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty... [more]
Means "wide, tall" in Russian.
Means "Hopeful" in Swahili.
BAKEAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque bake "peace". (Compare Bakene).
BAKENEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Female name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri who derived it from the Basque word bake meaning "peace". It is sometimes understood as a Basque equivalent of Irene.
Transferred use of the surname Baker.
BAKETMUTfAncient Egyptian
Means "handmaid of Mut" in ancient Egyptian.
BAKHITAfVarious (Rare)
Meaning "fortune" in an African language. An Italian saint also has the same.
Meaning uncertain. It might perhaps be a variant form of Bakhriddin. Also compare Bagrat.
Derived from Tajik баҳр (bahr) meaning “sea”, ultimately from Arabic بَحْر (baḥr) meaning “sea, river”, combined with Arabic دِين (dīn) meaning “religion, creed, faith”.
BAKHTAfAfrican, Arabic, Berber
Means "starry" in Berber.
BAKHTAWARf & mIndian, Urdu
Urdu form of Bakhtavar.
BAKHTIARmPersian, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Derived from Persian بختیار (baxtiâr) meaning "auspicious, lucky".
BAKHTIYARmKazakh, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Kyrgyz
Kazakh, Uzbek, and Kyrgyz form of Bakhtiar as well as Azeri variant transcription of Bəxtiyar.
BAKHVAmOssetian, Georgian
Derived from Persian بخت (baxt) meaning "fortune, happiness, luck".
Means "girl" in Bashkir.
Derived from Malagasy bakoly "china, chinaware, porcelain; a crockery" with the intended meaning of "porcelain" and implying that the bearer is just as delicate or fair as this material.
BAKUmJapanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
The "Eater of Nightmares (a lion-headed ghost)" in Japanese Mythology. If you call for him, he will eat away your nightmares. It can also refer to a "Tapir", for its appearance. I've heard that in the Japanese language, Baku means "Command Esteem", "Receive or Gain", or "Win Acclaim".
BAKULf & mIndian
Bakul is the name of a sweet smelling flower. The name Bakul originated as a Hindu name. The name Bakul is most often used as a girl name or female name, but can sometimes be used for men.... [more]
BAKYTm & fKyrgyz, Kazakh
From Kyrgyz бакыт (bakıt) and Kazakh бақыт (baqıt) both meaning "happiness, luck".
BAKYTBEKmKyrgyz, Kazakh
From the given name Bakyt combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Derived from Kazakh бақыт (baqyt) meaning "happiness" and жан (zhan) meaning "soul".
BALf & mIndian, Polynesian
Short form of names with "Bal" as prefix.
Derived from Turkish bal meaning "honey".
Yakut form of Pelageya.
BALAJImIndian, Tamil, Telugu
Derived from Sanskrit बल (bála) meaning "power, strength, might". This is an epithet of Venkateswara, one of the forms of the Hindu deity Vishnu.
BALANDISmLithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun balandis, which can mean "dove, pigeon" as well as "April" (as in, the month).
Meaning unknown. This name appears in the French fairy tale "Rosanella", where it belongs to the queen who is the title character's mother.
BALARABEmWestern African, Hausa
Means "born on Wednesday" in Hausa from element laraba "Wednesday".
BALARAMm & fHindi (Rare)
strong soul
BALARAMAm & fHindi (Rare)
strong soul
Means "child possessing water" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Balasaraswati, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Tanjore, India.
BALASHm & fBelarusian
I've heard many different stories about this name. It's from my mom's mom. At different points I heard were slovakian,also Polish,and one man insisted it was a Hungarian variant of B'lasz or something like this, cognate with the first part of Belarus... [more]
BALASSAmHungarian (Rare)
Old Hungarian given name from the name Balázs (Blaise).
BALASUBRAMANIAMmTamil, Telugu, Kannada
Due the South Indian tradition of using patronymic surnames it may also be a surname for males and females. Balasubramaniam is derived from the Sanskrit words balu meaning "young" and Subramaniam (itself derived from the Sanskrit words su, meaning "auspicious" and brahmanyam, translated loosely as "auspicious effulgence of the Supreme Spirit")... [more]
BALASUBRAMANIANmIndian, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit बाल (bāla) meaning "young" or "child" combined with the name Subramaniam.
From Persian بلبل‎ (bulbul) "nightingale".
BALBIJNm & fDutch (Archaic)
Dutch form of both Balbinus and Balbina.
BALBINmCroatian, French, Polish
Croatian, French and Polish form of Balbinus.
BALBIRm & fIndian
sikh/ hindu name... [more]
BALBULUSmMedieval, Literature
The Latin word balbulus mean "stammerer". It was the byname of St. Notker of St. Gallen.... [more]
BALDAm & fItalian
Male short form of Baldassare or Baldassarr and feminine form of Baldo.
Means "powerful" in Buryat.
BALDEGARDfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Old High German bald "bold, brave." The second element is derived from gardan "to hedge in, to enclose, to fence in" or from Gothic gards "house, garden, (court)yard."
BALDEGILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German bald "bold, brave" combined with Gothic gild "sacrifice."
BALDEMANmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German bald "bold, brave" combined with man "man."
BALDEMARmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German bald "bold, brave" combined with Old High German mâri "famous."
Derived from Icelandic baldr "strong, bold, dangerous" and ey "island".
BALDHILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German bald "bold, brave" combined with Old Norse hildr "battle."
The Rohirrim eldest son of King Brego, in J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
BALDUCCIOmMedieval Italian
Medieval Italian diminutive of Baldo, as -uccio is an Italian masculine diminutive suffix.... [more]
BALDULFmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German bald "bold, brave" combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf."
Possibly a variant form of Basil. It could also be derived from the surname Bale, which can be both a occupational and locational surname. A famous bearer of this surname is the actor Christian Bale.
BALEIGHf & mEnglish
Variant of Bailey.
BALENEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque contracted form of Balerene.
Basque form of Valerie.
BALERENEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Valeriana.
Combination of Kazakh бал (bal) meaning "honey" and ханым (khanym) meaning "lady".
Spanish form of Balian.
BALIANmMedieval French, French (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning uncertain. This is most known for being the name of Balian of Ibelin (c. 1140-1193), a lord of the Crusader state of Jerusalem.... [more]
Italian form of Balian.
BALIKm & fBalinese
According to Balinese birth order, this name is added on to the first, second, third, and fourth born names to create alternate names according to birth order. This would create Wayan Balik (fifth born), Made Balik (sixth born), Nyoman Balik (seventh born), and Ketut Balik (eighth born) respectively... [more]
BALIMAf & mDagbani
Means "persuasion" in Dagbani.
BALINmArthurian Romance, Literature
The name was used in Arthurian legend by Sir Thomas Malory as the name of one of King Arthur's valiant knights. ... [more]
BALINmIndic, Hinduism
Balin is the name of a monkey king in the Hindu epic, "The Ramayama".
BALIUSmLithuanian (Modern, Rare)
Means "ball", "dance / dancing party", "masquerade" in Lithuanian.
BALKImMedieval English, Norwegian
From Old Norse balkr meaning "ridge of land."
Derived from Turkish bal meaning "honey" and kiz meaning "girl, daughter".
BALLARDmEnglish (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Ballard.
BALLERINAfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
American actor Jeremy Sisto has a daughter named Charlie-Ballerina, born June 5, 2009.
BALLImAncient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Either from Old Norse ballr "dangerous, risky, bold, brave" or bollr "ball".
BALLINAfPopular Culture
Combination of "ball" and the popular suffix -ina. On the cartoon 'Rugrats' this is the name that Angelica gives to her imaginary twin sister. It also coincides with the name of towns in Ireland and Australia, though the towns' names originates from a different source.
BALOOmPopular Culture
Baloo is a main fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book from 1894 and The Second Jungle Book from 1895.
BALORmIrish Mythology
In Irish mythology, Balor (Balar, Bolar) of the Evil Eye was a king of the Fomorians, a race of giants.
Meaning unknown.
BALRAJmIndian (Sikh)
Indian, punjabi. Meaning power.