English Submitted Names

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BETRINA f English (Rare)
Possible variant of Bettina.
BETS f English
Short form of Elizabeth and variant or nickname of Betsy.
BETSEE f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETSEY f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETSI f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETSYE f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETT f English (American)
Diminutive of Betty.
BETTA f English, Italian
Italian short form of Elisabetta as well as an English elaboration of Betty.... [more]
BETTANY f & m English
Most likely a combination of Betty and Bethany, or a variant of Betony. This name is borne by English historian and writer Bettany Hughes (born 1968).
BETTSEE f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETTSEI f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETTSEY f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETTSI f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETTSIE f English
Variant of Betsy.
BETTYANN f English
Combination of BETTY and ANN.
BETTYANNE f English (Rare)
Combination of Betty and Anne.
BETTYJO f English (Rare)
Combination of Betty and Jo.
BETY f Spanish (Latin American), English (Rare)
Variant of Betty, also used in Latin American countries as a short form of names containing Be- (or -be-) and -t-, like Beatriz and Alberta.
BEVELYN f English (American)
Probably a blend between Beverly and Evelyn.
BEVERLEE f English
Variant of Beverly.
BEVERLI f English
Variant of Beverly.
BEVERLIE f & m English
Variant of Beverly.
BEVERLYN f English
Elaboration of Beverly.
BEVI f English
Diminutive of Beverly.
BEVIE f English
Diminutive of Beverly.
BEVON m English (Australian)
Variant spelling of Bevan.
BEVY f English
Diminutive of Beverly.
BEX f & m English (Rare)
Diminutive of Rebecca, Beckett, Beatrix and other names containing the beck sound.
BEXAR m English
From San Antonio de Bexar (pronounced bay-har)
BEXLEY f English (Rare)
From an English surname originally meaning "box tree clearing", from a combination of the Old English byxe and leah.
BEY m English (British, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bey.
BEZALEEL m Hebrew (Anglicized), English (Puritan)
Anglicized form of Hebrew Betsalel, meaning "in the shadow." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Uri who was one of the architects of the tabernacle, and the name of an Israelite.
BIANNA f English, Mexican (?)
In English, this is an invented based on the popular name suffix -ianna. It is also Mexican, the meaning unknown. This is the name of a news anchor on Good Morning America, Bianna Golodryga.
BIBBIT f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
BICCA f English
Variant of Becca.
BIDDIE f English
Diminutive of Bridget.
BIDU f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Bridget.
BIGE m English
Diminutive of Abijah.
BILENA f English
English variant of Bilina.
BILINDA f English (British, Rare)
Probably rarely used alternate spelling of Belinda. Mostly known because of Bilinda Butcher, who is guitarist/singer of My Bloody Valentine.
BILLARD m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Billard.
BILLI f English
Variant of Billie.
BILLIAM m English
Variant of William, incorporating the diminutive Bill.
BILLINA f Literature, English (American)
Character from a novel in the Oz series.
BILLYE f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Billy.
BINA f English
An English diminutive of Sabina, Sabrina, or Sabine.
BING m English (Rare)
Either from a surname, the origin of which is uncertain (possibly Old English bing "(a) hollow"), or from a nickname, as was the case for American singer and actor Bing Crosby (1903-1977), who was originally called Bingo.
BINGHAM m English (British, Modern, Rare)
It is a British surname. It means "homestead at a hollow". Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy gave their son this name.
BINNY f English
Diminutive of Benita. In British television show, 'The Kids of 47A' (1973-1975), one of the sisters Gathercole is called Binny, but in this case her given name was Belinda.
BIRALEE f Indigenous Australian, English (Australian)
Means "baby" in an Australian Aboriginal language. Using Aboriginal words as names was a popular trend in 1970s Australia.
BIRCH m English
From the English word for the birch tree. Famous bearers include Birch Evans Bayh III, senator from Indiana, who assumed office in 1999. Birch Evans Bayh II was a senator from Indiana 1963-1981.
BIRDELLA f English (Rare)
Probably an elaborate form of Bird. It can also be a combination of Bird and the suffix -ella.
BIRDSONG f & m English
Transferred use of the surname Birdsong.
BIRDY f English
Variant of Birdie.
BIRT m English
Variant of Burt.
BIRTIE f English
Variant of Bertie.
BITHA f English (Rare)
Short form of Tabitha.
BITSY f English
Diminutive of Elisabeth.
BIVIANA f English
Version of the name Bibiana.
BIXIE f & m English (American, Modern)
A merged form of Bexley and Dixie
BIZ f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
BIZZY f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
BLACK m English
Transferred use of the surname Black.
BLACKBIRD f & m English (Rare)
From the name of the animal, introduced into popular culture by the 1968 song of the same name performed by The Beatles.... [more]
BLACKEY m English
Variant of Blackie.
BLADE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally English occupational surname for a cutler, from Middle English blade, meaning "cutting edge" or "sword." Also an English word of the same meaning.... [more]
BLADEN m English (American)
A combination of Blade and Aidan, influenced by the popular naming trend of names ending in -aden, such as Jaden, Braden, and Caden.
BLAEKE m English
Variant of Blake.
BLAIK m English
Variant of Blake.
BLAIKE m English
Variant of Blake.
BLAIRE f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Blair.
BLAKELYN f English (Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of Blake using the popular name suffix lyn.
BLAKESLEY f English (American, Rare)
Derived from the English locational surname Blakesley, which itself is derived from the name of the village of Blakesley in the English county of Northamptonshire. The village's name comes from Old English Blaculveslea or Blaecwulves lea meaning "Blaecwulf's wood" or "Blaecwulf's meadow"... [more]
BLAKEY m English
Diminutive of Blake.
BLARE m English
Variant of Blair.
BLAXTON m English
Transferred use of the surname Blaxton, which is either derived from the name of the village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England) on the border of Lincolnshire or from from the Old English personal name Blaecstan, meaning "black stone"
BLAYDEN m English
Variant of Bladen.
BLAYK m English
Variant of Blake.
BLAYKE m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Blake.
BLAYKLEIGH f & m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Blakely. Blaykleigh was given to 5 girls in 2018 according to the SSA.
BLAYR f English
Variant of Blair.
BLAYRE f English
Variant of Blair.
BLESS f & m English, Filipino
From the English word bless meaning "to consecrate or confer divine favor upon".
BLESSED f & m English (Puritan), African
From the English word "blessed" meaning "having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing; held in veneration; revered", ultimately from Old English blētsian, blēdsian "to consecrate (with blood)".
BLESSING f & m Puritan, English (Puritan)
From the English word blessing meaning "gift from God". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans around the 17th century.
BLEU f & m English
From the French word for "blue". Not typically used in France.
BLISS f & m English (Rare)
From a surname which meant "joy" from Middle English blisse or "happy, friendly" from Middle High German blide, originally a nickname for a cheerful person, or else directly from English word meaning "joy, happiness".
BLITHE f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Blythe.
BLONDEL m French (Rare, Archaic), English (Rare, Archaic)
According to legend, Blondel was a troubadour who rescued the English king Richard the Lionheart, who had been captured while returning from the Crusades and was being held for ransom. The story goes that Blondel traveled Europe looking for Richard by playing the first verse of a song only they knew... [more]
BLOOM f English
From the English word bloom, ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- ("to thrive, flower, bloom").
BLOOM m English
Transferred use of the surname Bloom.
BLU f & m Italian (Modern), English (Rare)
Italian form of Blue and English diminutive of Bluford.
BLUE f & m English (Rare)
Middle English from Old French bleu, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to Old English blǣwen ‘blue’ and Old Norse blár ‘dark blue.’
BLUEBELL f English, Popular Culture
From the name of the flower, used to some extent as a first name when flower names were in vogue at the end of the 19th century.
BLUEBONNET f English (Rare)
From the English name for the bluebonnet flower.
BLYTH m & f English
Variant of Blythe.
BO m & f English
Variant of Beau or diminutive of Robert, Beaufort, Beauregard, Bonita or Bonnie.
BOBBE f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Bobbie.
BOBBETH f English
Either a variant of Bobette, most likely influenced by Beth, or a combination of Bob/Bobbie and Beth.
BOBBO m English (Rare)
Rare diminutive of Robert (and Robin).
BOBBYE f English
Variant of Bobby.
BOBERT m English (Rare)
Variant of Robert, incorporating the diminutive Bob.
BOBETTE f English
Variant of Babette, most likely influenced by Bobbie.
BOBI f & m English (Rare), Welsh
Variant of Bobby.
BOBINA f English (American)
Feminine Form of Bob
BOBINE f English (Rare)
Feminine Form of Bob.
BOBO m English (Rare)
Diminutive of Robert, usually not used as a given name in its own right.
BOBS f English
Diminutive of Robyn.
BOCEFUS m English
Variant of Bocephus.
BOCEPHUS m English, Popular Culture
Likely a corruption of the Ancient Greek name Bucephalus. ... [more]
BODE m English
Famous bearer: American skier Bode Miller
BODEN m English (Modern)
Likely an invented name based on the popular name syllable Bode, from names such as Bodhi or Bode. Alternatively it may be a transferred use of the surname Boden, or a variant of Beauden.
BODENE m & f English (American)
English surname used as a first name; a corruption of the French Baudouin.
BODHIN m English
Variant of Boden.
BODIE m English
Short form of Boden.... [more]
BOGART m English
Transferred use of the surname Bogart.... [more]
BOGIE m English
Diminutive of Bogart.
BOHÈME f & m English (Modern, Rare)
Inspired by the Puccini opera La bohème.... [more]
BOLDEN m English
Transferred use of the surname Bolden.
BOLDT m English (American, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Boldt.
BON m English (Australian), Popular Culture
Given in honour of AC/DC rock star "Bon" Scott, who was born Ronald Scott. His nickname was given to him at school, to differentiate him from another Ronald in his class. As he had recently emigrated from Scotland to Australia, he was named Bon, a reference to "Bonnie Scotland".
BONA f English, Literature, Medieval
Possibly derived from Latin bonus, -a, -um meaning "good; honest; brave; noble; kind; pleasant; right; useful; healthy; valid"... [more]
BONAMY m & f English
From French "bon ami" (good friend).... [more]
BONE m English
Transferred use of the surname Bone or from the English word bone meaning "one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate".
BONHAM m English (Rare)
From an English surname which was originally a nickname from Old French bon homme meaning "good man" and also, later, "peasant farmer".
BONNI f English
Variant of Bonnie.
BONNIBEL f English (American)
Apparently a combination of Bonnie and the popular name suffix -bel.
BONNY f English
Variant of Bonnie.
BOO f English
Boo is a diminutive of Baby and Babe.
BOONE m English, American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Boone.
BOOTH m English (Rare)
Derived from the Anglo-Scottish topographic surname Booth, which is derived from Middle English bothe meaning "booth, bothy, hut", which itself is ultimately derived from Old Norse búð meaning "booth, dwelling, shelter"... [more]
BORGEN m English
Variant of Borgan.
BORONIA f English (Australian, Rare)
An Australian shrub with pink or red flowers which are famed for their exquisite scent. The plant is named after Francesco Borone, a talented botanical field assistant who came to a tragic end.
BOSE m English
Meaning unknown. Possibly a diminutive of Ambrose or a variant of Boss.
BOSTEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Boston.
BOSTON m & f English (American)
Derived from the name of the city of Boston in the American state of Massachusetts.... [more]
BOSWELL m English
Anglo-Scottish medieval surname of French locational origin occasionally used as a male first name. The name was introduced by the Normans and comes from the town of Beuzeville in Normandy... [more]
BOTULPH m English, Norwegian
Derived from Botulphus, which was the latinized form for both Botulf and Bótulfr.
BOULDIN m English (Modern, Rare)
The origins of the name Bouldin are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Bealding, which was originally derived from the name Beald. Bouldin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century... [more]
BOURNE m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bourne.
BOUSE m English (Canadian, Rare)
Diminutive of Bower. A notable bearer is John Bower "Bouse" Hutton (1877-1962), a Canadian ice hockey goaltender and Hockey Hall of Fame member.
BOW m & f English (Rare)
A variant of Bo, probably influenced by the word "bow" which is used to shoot with arrows or by the word "bowtie", or a diminutive of Rainbow.
BOWDEN m English (American)
Transferred use from the surname Bowden.
BOWEN m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Bowen.
BOWER m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bower. It was the middle name of John Bower "Bouse" Hutton (1877-1962), a Canadian ice hockey goaltender and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
BOWERS m English
Originally used as a surname.
BOWIE m English, Popular Culture
From the traditionally Scottish and Irish surname, derived from a nickname from the Gaelic buidhe "yellow, fair-haired". Possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of Buadhach".... [more]
BOWMAN m English
Transferred use of the surname Bowman.
BOY m North Frisian, West Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch, Danish, German, English (Rare)
Variant form of Boye. In English-speaking countries, the name is usually derived from the English word boy meaning "boy" (in a manner comparable to the name Sonny) or a short form of the given names Boyce and Boyd.... [more]
BOYER m English
Variant of the English occupational surname Bowyer meaning "bow maker" transferred into use as a given name.
BOYSIE m English
Variant of Boise.
BOZ m English, American
A nickname whose meaning is particular to the bearer. For example, Boz was used as a pen name by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) in the 1830s when publishing short pieces in newspapers. Those pieces were compiled in the book 'Sketches by Boz' (1839)... [more]
BRACE m & f English
Likely intended as a variant of Brice. Possibly from the English word "brace" meaning "that which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop; a harness; the state of being braced or tight; tension"... [more]
BRACKEN f & m English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Breacáin "descendant of Breacán", or else directly from the English word bracken, which refers to a coarse fern.
BRADDOCK m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Braddock.
BRADLAY m English
Variant of Bradley.
BRADLEE m & f English (Rare)
Masculine and feminine variant of Bradley.
BRADLEI m English
Variant of Bradley.
BRADLEIGH m & f English
Variant and feminine form of Bradley.
BRADLI f English
Feminine variant of Bradley.
BRADLY m English
Variant of Bradley.
BRADSHAW m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bradshaw.
BRADWELL m English
An English boy's meaning "From the broad spring"
BRADYN m English
Variant of Braden.
BRAEDON m English
Variant of Braden.
BRAHM m English, Indian
Variant of Bram and Brahma.
BRAIN m English (American)
Probably a form of Brian or a nickname for someone smart.
BRAISON m English (American)
Borne by Braison Cyrus, the son of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, as a portmanteau of B. Ray's Son with B for Billy, rai for Ray, and -son to indicate "son of" to mean, "The son of Billy Ray."
BRAMBLE m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bramble.
BRAMWELL m English
English surname used as a personal name. It comes from the Old English brom meaning "broom" or "gorse" and well(a) meaning "spring" or "stream".
BRANCH m Popular Culture, English (American)
From the English word branch or transferred use of the surname with the same meaning.
BRANDAN m English
Variant of Brandon.
BRANDIN m English (Modern)
Variant form of Brandon. Also compare Brandyn. Known bearers of this name include the former American professional basketball player Brandin Knight (b. 1981) and the American football player Brandin Cooks (b... [more]
BRANDUN m English
Variant of Brandon.
BRANDYN m & f English (Modern)
Variant form of Brandon (when borne by a male). In the case of a female bearer, this name can be considered as the feminine form of Brandon. Also, compare Brandin.... [more]
BRANTLY m English
Variant of Brantley.
BRANTSON m English
Variation of Branton.
BRANWELL m English
Variant of Bramwell. A famous namesake is Patrick Branwell Brontë, brother of the famous Brontë sisters.
BRANWYN f English
Variant of Welsh Branwen.
BRASS m English
Brass Crosby (1725-1793) was Lord Mayor of London in 1790. He had a famous run-in with the British Government over freedom of the press. It is said that his defiant attitude in the affair gave rise to the expression 'as bold as brass'.
BRAVE m & f English
From the English word "brave" meaning "strong in the face of fear; courageous; having any sort of superiority or excellence". It late took on an additional meaning of "a warrior of the indigenous peoples of the Americas"... [more]
BRAVEN m English
Variant of Brave, with the popular name suffix -en, possibly influenced by Raven.
BRAVERY m English
From the English word "bravery" meaning "being brave, a brave act".
BRAVO m English
Either from the Surname or the word. Also the name of an American cable TV station best known for Real Housewives.
BRAWLEIGH m English
Variant of Brawley. A known bearer of this name is American Republican politician Brawleigh Graham.
BRAWLEY m English
Derived from the surname Brawley, which can be of French origin as well as of Irish origin. A known bearer of this name is American actor Brawley Nolte (b. 1986), the son of American actor Nick Nolte (b... [more]
BRAX m English (Australian)
Short form of Braxton, popularized by the character Darryl 'Brax' Braxton of the soap opera Home and Away.
BRAXON m English
Variant of Braxton.
BRAY m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Bray.
BRAYCE m & f English (American)
A "pattern name" formed from the initial letters Br and the popular ending ayce in the beginning of the 21st century.
BRAYDN m English
Variant of Braden.
BRAYLE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Probably an invented name, using the same sounds found in names such as Braelyn and Gayle.
BRAYLEEN f English
Possibly a combination of the English surname Bray, from the Cornish bre 'hill' combined with the suffix -leen. Another possibility is that it's a feminized variant of Brayden combined with the suffix -leen.
BRAYLIE f English
Variant of Brierley.
BRAYSON m English
Transferred use of the surname Brayson.
BRAYTON m English (Modern, Rare)
Likely a variant of Braden, or else a transferred use of the English habitational surname Brayton (which is derived from Old Norse breithr "broad", or from the Old Norse personal name Breithi, combined with Old English tun "town, farmstead").
BRAZIL f & m English (Modern)
From the name of the Latin American country.
BRAZILIAN m English (Rare)
From Brazilian meaning "a native or inhabitant of Brazil" or "relating to Brazil".
BRE f English
Diminutive of name beginning with Bre-, Bri-, and Bry-. Most notably for Brianna.
BREA f English
Possibly a variant of Bree, Breagh or Bria. Actress Brea Grant played Daphne Millbrook on Heroes.
BREADA f English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Breda.
BREAD-OF-LIFE m English (Puritan)
Referring to the word of God as the only thing required for subsistence.
BREAGAN m English (Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Breagan.
BREAGH f Scottish, English (Canadian)
Allegedly derived from Scottish Gaelic brèagha, ultimately from Old Irish bregda, "fine, handsome, beautiful".
BREAHN f English (New Zealand)
The name originated from the name Brianna