Basque Submitted Names

Basque names are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France).
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ABARNEfBasque
Basque feminine equivalent of Ramos.
ABAUNTZAfBasque (Rare)
Taken from the name of a town and its church near Álava, Spain.
ABERRIAfBasque (Rare, Archaic)
Coined in the 19th century, this name means "fatherland; homeland". It was in use until 1939. After the Spanish Civil War, however, women answering to Aberria were forced to change their name due to its "conflict-laden meaning".
ABESTIfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Basque word abesti "song".
ABIETAfBasque (Rare, Archaic)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ABODIm & fBasque (Rare)
From the name of a mountain range in the Basque region of Spain.
ADARTZAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a mountain in the Basque region of France.
ADATSfBasque (Modern)
Derived from Basque adats "long locks; mane".
ADIÑEfBasque (Rare)
From Basque adin, meaning "age".
ADIRANEfBasque
Basque cognate of Spanish Adriana and French Adrienne.
ADUNAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AGERmBasque
Famous bearer of this name is Spanish professional footballer Ager Aketxe.
AGERKUNDEfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque agerkunde "appearance, apparition; revelation; Epiphany", Agerkunde is the Basque equivalent of Spanish Epifanía and French Épiphanie (compare also English Epiphany).
AGERNEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque agertu "to reveal; to appear", this name is a fairly recent coinage (most likely by Sabino Arana) intended as a variant of Agerkunde.
AGINAGAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque hagin "yew".... [more]
AGINARTEfBasque (Rare)
Taken from the name of an ancient monastery near Ihabar (in the general area of Navarre). This monastery doesn't exist anymore, however it is known that García Sánchez III of Navarre made a donation to it in 1025.
AGIRIfBasque (Rare)
Taken from the name of an ancient village that disappeared around the 1300s. Today, Agiri is the name of a mountain peak.
AGIRREfBasque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AGREDAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in Spain.
AHUÑAfBasque (Rare), Basque Mythology
From the name of a mountain in the Basque region of Spain whose Basque name Ahuñamendi is derived from Basque ahuña "small goat" and mendi "mountain".... [more]
AIAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIALAfBasque
Taken from the name of a village (and its church) near Álava, Spain.... [more]
AIANTZEfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIETXUfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIMARmMedieval Basque, Basque (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Medieval Basque name recorded in Navarre between the 1200s and 1400s.
AINARAfBasque
Directly taken from Basque ainara, a variant of enara (compare Enara) "swallow (bird)".
AINESfBasque
Basque form of Agnes.
AINGERUAfBasque (Rare)
Basque feminine form of Aingeru.... [more]
AINHARAfBasque
Variant of Ainara.
AINHIZEfBasque
Meaning and origin unknown. It is taken from the name of a Basque town, Ainhize-Monjolose.
AINIZEfBasque
Variant of Ainhize.
AINTZILAfBasque (Rare)
Means "hill of mud" in Basque. It is the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
AINTZIOAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIORAfBasque
Feminine form of Aioro that has been in use since the 11th century.
AIOROmBasque
Meaning unknown.
AITZIBERfBasque
A name referring to the Virgin Mary.
AITZOLmBasque
Used by the Basque writer and Catholic priest José de Ariztimuño Olaso (1896-1936), who was killed by the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Aitzol was a pseudonym possibly taken from letters in his surname, (A)r(iz)timuño (Ol)aso; or perhaps Aitzol came from the hypothetical Basque place name h(aitz ol)a meaning "quarry, stonemason's workshop" from the words haitz "rock, stone" and ola "workplace, factory".
AITZURIAGAfBasque
From the name of a little village near Lizoain (in the general area of Navarre) that disappeared shortly after the 13th century.
AIZAfBasque (Rare), Medieval Basque
Feminine form of Aizo, first recorded in Leire in 1127. Its (rare) modern usage might occasionally be influenced by the surname Aiza, meaning "cliff" or "rock" in Basque.
AIZETIfBasque, Medieval Basque
Old Basque name of unknown meaning. It was documented in Navarre in 1141.
AIZKORRIfBasque (Rare)
Means "bare stone" or "red stone" in Basque.
AIZPEAfBasque
Name taken from an eremitage dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
ALAIKARIfBasque
Elaborated form of Alaia.
ALAIÑEfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque alai "happy".
ALAITZfBasque
From the name of a mountain range in the Basque region of Spain.
ALAIZAfBasque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Belarusian
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
ALANTUNEfBasque
Taken from the name of a town in Gascony mentioned by Ptolemy. ... [more]
ALBAINAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in Spain.
ALBANEfBasque, French, German
Basque, French and German feminine form of Albanus (see Alban).
ALBIAfBasque, Spanish (Latin American)
Taken from the name of a grotto in the Aralar Range in the Basque Mountains where a dolmen was discovered in 1915, as well as from the name of a suburb of Bilbao where Sabino Arana Goiri was born. Goiri was a writer, creator of the Basque flag, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and is generally considered "the father of Basque nationalism".
ALBIÑEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Spanish Albina and French Albine.
ALBIRAfBasque (Rare)
Younger form of Elbira.
ALBIZTURfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALDAfBasque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALEGIAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALESANDEREfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Basque name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent to Alexandra and Alejandra.
ALESANDESEfBasque
Feminine form of Alesander.
ALFONTSINAfBasque (Rare)
Basque equivalent of French Alphonsine.
ALFONTSOmBasque
Basque form of Alfonso.
ALIZAfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Alice.
ALIZEfBasque (Rare)
Variant of Basque Aliza.
ALIZIAfBasque
Basque equivalent of Spanish Alicia.
ALODEfBasque (Rare)
Basque name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent to Alodia.
ALOISEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Luisa and Aloisia (via Aloisa).
ALOÑAfBasque (Rare), Basque Mythology
Taken from the name of a massif on the Basque Mountains range.... [more]
ALOXImBasque
Basque form of name Louis.
ALTZABEHETIfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
ALTZAIfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
AMAfBasque
Derived from Basque ama meaning "mother".
AMADEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Amadea and Amada.
AMAGOIAfBasque, Literature
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
AMALEfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Amalia.
AMALURfBasque, Basque Mythology
Combination of Basque ama "mother" and Lur.
AMANEfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque ama, "mother", combined with -ne, a feminine suffix.
AMARITAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AMATEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent of Amata.
AMATZAfBasque (Rare)
Name of the statue of the Virgin Mary of Iurreta (in the Biscay area).... [more]
AMELEfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Amelia.
AMETSAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque amets, "dream".
AMETZmBasque
Means "oak" in Basque.
AMETZAfBasque
Basque word for the "Pyrenean oak" (quercus pyrenaica).... [more]
AMEZTIAfBasque (Rare)
From the name of a mountain in Spain.
AMILAMIAfBasque, Basque Mythology, Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
In Basque mythology, Amilamia is a benevolent being who helps those in need.... [more]
AMUNAfBasque, Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name of unknown origin and meaning common in Navarre, where it was first recorded in 1033, and in Alava, where it was first recorded in 932.
ANAURRAfBasque
Combination of Ane and the word haur, haurra "child".... [more]
ANDERAZOfBasque
From Basque andere meaning "lady, woman of the house".
ANDEREfBasque
Feminine form of Ander.
ANDONEfBasque
Feminine form of Andoni.
AÑESfBasque
Basque form of Inés.
ANGELUfBasque
Means "angel" in Basque.
ANIXEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Anisia.
ANTIAfBasque
Basque form of Anthea.
ANTXONmBasque
Basque form of Antonio.
ARANAfBasque (Rare)
Basque feminine name possibly derived from the word arana meaning "plum".
ARANTZAfBasque
Derived from Basque arantza "hawthorn; thorn".
ARENEfBasque
Basque form of Ariane.
ARETXAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque aretx "oak".
ARITZmBasque
Derived from Basque haritz "oak".
ARÑAUTmBasque
Basque form of Arnold.
ARRENEfBasque
Basque name derived from arren meaning "request" but also "please".... [more]
ARROSAfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Rose.
ARROSALIfBasque
Basque name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
ARROSANEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque form of Rosana.... [more]
ARSENEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Arsenia.
ARTEAfBasque (Rare)
Basque name derived from arte.... [more]
ASTEREfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Asteria.
ATERBEfBasque
Derived from Basque aterbe/aterpe "shelter; refuge", this name is sometimes understood as a Basque equivalent to Spanish Amparo.... [more]
ATSEGABEfBasque
Basque form of Angustias.
AURIAfAncient Roman, Basque
Means "golden" in Latin. From the Latin aurum 'gold'. See: Aurelia. The gens Auria was a Roman family at Larinum in southern Italy, known chiefly from Cicero's oration, 'Pro Cluentio'.
AURKENEfBasque (Modern)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of the Spanish name Presentación.
AUSTIÑEfBasque
Basque form of Augustina.
AUSTITZAfBasque
Basque feminine name of uncertain origin and meaning. ... [more]
AUXTINAfBasque
Feminine form of Augustin.
BAIAfBasque (Rare), Galician (?)
Taken from the name of a Basque river that has its source in Gorbeia and flows into the Ebro.... [more]
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.
BALENEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque contracted form of Balerene.
BALEREfBasque
Basque form of Valerie.
BALERENEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Valeriana.
BATAfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Beata.... [more]
BATIRTZEfBasque (Modern)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Beatrice.
BEGOÑAfSpanish, Basque
A shortened form of the title Nuestra Señora de Begoña (“Our Lady of Begoña”), a Roman Catholic epithet of the Virgin Mary, ultimately from the place name Begoña.
BELTZANEfBasque
Derived from the Basque adjective beltz "black; dark" in combination with the feminine name suffix -ne.
BENEDIKTOmBasque, Esperanto
Esperanto and Basque form of Benedict.
BENEDITEfBasque (Rare)
One of the Basque forms of Benedicta.
BERONIKEfBasque
Basque form of Veronica.
BETIREfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque beti "always", this name is now generally understood as a Basque equivalent of Perpetua.
BETIXAfBasque (Archaic), Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name that was recorded from the 13th century onwards.... [more]
BIBIÑEfBasque
Basque form of Vivian.
BIRKIDEfBasque
Basque form of Bridget.
BITORIfBasque
Feminine form of Bittor.
BITXILOREfBasque
Basque form of Margaret.
BIXENTEmBasque
One of the Basque forms of Vincent.
BIZENTAfBasque (Rare)
Basque feminine form of Vincent.
BURNEfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Bruna.
DABImBasque
Basque form of David.
DAREfBasque
Basque form of Daria.
DEÑEfBasque (Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Anunciación.
DIÑEfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Digna.
DOMEKAfBasque, Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque form of Dominica.
DUNIXEfBasque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Spanish Dionisia (making it a cognate of Denise).
DUNIXImBasque
Basque form of Dionisio.
EBAfBasque
Basque form of Eva.
EDUBIGEfBasque
Basque form of Hedwig.
EDURRAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque edur "snow". (Compare Edurne)
EGIAfBasque
Directly taken from Basque egia "truth; verity".
EKAITZAfBasque (Modern, Rare), Basque Mythology
Feminine form of Ekaitz, meaning "storm", that had long been forgotten and was eventually rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century.... [more]
EKHImBasque
Means "sun" in Basque.
EKIAfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque name created from Basque eki "sun".
ELAIAfBasque
Means "swallow (bird)" in Basque. See also Ainara.
ELEfBasque (Modern), Basque Mythology
Ele is first and foremost the modern Basque feminine form of Elias.... [more]
ELIXAfBasque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Modern Basque name created in the 20th century as a variant of Elixane and Elixe.
ELIXANEfBasque (Modern)
Modern Basque name created in the 20th century as a purely Basque form of Elisa.
ELLANDEmBasque
Basque form of Arnold.
ELORRIAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque elorri "hawthorn". In Basque folklore, the hawthorn has been considered sacred.
ELURRAfBasque
From Basque elurra meaning "snow".
EMETERImBasque
Basque form of Emeterius.
EMILLEfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Emilia.
ENARAfBasque
Derived from Basque enara "swallow (bird)".
EÑAUTmBasque
Basque from of Arnold.
ENEAfBasque
Means "mine" in Basque (compare Nerea).
ENEDINAfBasque, English, Spanish, Basque Mythology, Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name, documented in Navarre.... [more]
ENEKAfMedieval Basque, Basque
Medieval Basque variant of Oneka and feminine form of Eneko.... [more]
ENERITZfBasque
Adoption of the name of a town in the Spanish region of Navarre (Eneriz).
ERRAMONAfBasque (Rare)
Basque equivalent of Spanish Ramona.
ERRAMUSAfBasque (Rare, Archaic)
Basque name that appeared during the 1700s and early to mid-1800s.... [more]
ERROSALEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Rosalia.
ERROSEfBasque
Basque form of Rosa (1).
ERRUKImBasque
Means "mercy" in Basque.
ERRUKIAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque erruki "mercy; compassion; sympathy", this name is used as one of the Basque equivalents to Spanish Piedad.... [more]
ESKUINmBasque
Means "right" in Basque.
ESTEBENIfBasque
Feminine form of Estebe.
ESTEBENIAfBasque, Medieval Basque
Feminine form of Estebe and older form of Estefania that has been recorded in the Basque Country from 1358 onwards.
ESTIBALIZfBasque, Spanish
Taken from the name of the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Estíbaliz in the area of Álava, Spain.... [more]
ETORNEfBasque
Basque equivalent to Spanish Pentecostés.
EULALEfBasque
Basque form of Eulalia.
EULARIfBasque
Basque form of Eulalia.
EUNATEfBasque
From the name of a town in Navarre, Spain where there is a Romanesque church dedicated to the Virgin Mary (the Church of Santa María de Eunate), located on the Way of St. James, a Catholic pilgrimage route.
EZKERRAmBasque
Means "left" in Basque.
EZTIAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque ezti "honey; sweet" and, by extension, "gentle; pleasant; melodious".
FEDEAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from the Basque fede meaning "faith".
FINIAfBasque
Basque name related to Eufemia (see Euphemia), most likely a short form.
FLORENTZIAfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of Spanish Florencia (compare Florence).
FREDENANDOmBasque
Basque form of Ferdinand.
FRINEfItalian, Basque, Catalan
Italian, Basque and Catalan form of Phryne.
GABIRELmBasque
Basque form of Gabriel.
GADEAfBasque
Basque variant of Águeda that has been in use since the Middle Ages.
GARAIfBasque (Rare)
Basque name meaning "height", "tall" and also "zenith; time; moment; occasion" (from Basque garai).... [more]
GARAZIfBasque
Variation of the Spanish femenine given name GRACIA.
GARImBasque (Rare)
Means "wheat" in Basque.
GARTZEfBasque
Basque form of Grace.
GERGORImBasque
Basque form of Gregory.
GILENmBasque
One of the Basque forms of William.
GURUZNEfBasque
Derived from Basque gurutze "cross", this name is considered the Basque equivalent of Spanish Cruz.
HAIZEf & mBasque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque haize "wind" (compare Haizea).
HALTZAfBasque (Rare)
Derived from Basque haltz "alder".
HARITZmBasque
Derived from Basque haritz "oak".
HARITZEDERmBasque
Means "slender oak" in Basque.
HEGOImBasque, Basque Mythology
The name of a god associated with the south wind in Basque mythology.
HENRIKETAfBasque (Rare)
Basque form of French Henriette.
IBÓNmBasque
Ibón is the Aragonese term for small mountain lakes of glacial origin in the Pyrenees, generally above 2,000 m. Ibón stems from the Basque word ibai (river), which originally designated hot springs.
IBONEfBasque (Modern)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Yvonne.
ICÍARfBasque
Means "high point facing the sea" in Basque.
IDEfFrench, Basque
French and Basque form of Ida.
IGOAfBasque, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Derived from Basque igo "to ascend; to rise; to go up".... [more]
IKERNEfBasque
Feminine form of Iker and the Basque equivalent of Spanish Visitación.
ILAZKINEfBasque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque name coined in the 20th century from the Basque word ilazki "moon".
ILUNAfBasque (Rare)
Ancient Basque name that was first found on inscriptions in Aquitaine dating back to the 1st to 3rd centuries.... [more]
ILUNTZEfBasque (Rare)
Basque feminine name derived from Basque iluntze "nightfall; dusk".
IÑAKEfBasque
Basque form of Ignatia.
INHARmBasque
Means "spark, ray of light" in Basque.
INKOmBasque
Variant name of the Basque word jainko meaning "god".
IORITZmBasque
Basque mythological name that means "tree of abundance".
IRAfBasque
Derived from Basque ira "fern". Ira is one of the Basque nature names that have been rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century.
IREÑEfBasque
Basque form of Irene.
IURGImBasque
Meaning unknown.
IUXTAfBasque
Basque form of Justa.
IXAKAmBasque
Basque form of Isaac.
IZADIfBasque
Derived from Basque izadi "nature; forest".
IZANmBasque, Spanish (Modern)
Basque and Spanish variant of Ethan, intended to reflect the English pronunciation. It has been used in Spain since the 1990s. It is sometimes associated with the Basque word izan, meaning "to be".
IZARAfBasque (Rare), French (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
In the Basque country and French-speaking areas, this name is now generally considered a variant of Izar and Izarra. There is, however, another theory which derives Izara from izar, the Pyrenean French cognate of French isard "chamois".... [more]
IZARNEfBasque
Variant of Izar.
IZARRAfBasque
Variant of Izar and cognate of Estrella.
IZASKUNfBasque
From the name of a Basque village where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "broom above (the) valley" from Proto-Basque izatz "broom (shrub)", k "above" and un "valley"... [more]
IZEImBasque
Directly taken from Basque izei "fir tree".
JAGOBAmBasque
Basque form of Jacob.
JAIONEfBasque
Basque equivalent of the Spanish name Natividad, this name is derived from Basque jaio "to be born".
JAKINDEfBasque
Basque form of Spanish Jacinta.
JANIREfBasque
Basque form of Janira.
JAREfBasque
Derived from Basque jare "free; to set free; to liberate".
JASONEfBasque
Derived from Basque jaso "to lift up; to raise; to receive", this name is the Basque equivalent of Spanish Asunción.
JAURETSIfBasque
derived from jaun meaning "lord" and etsi consider as. means to worship, adore, give homage to.
JENARAfBasque
Basque feminine form of Januarius (compare Spanish Genara).