Feminine Names

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GAWAHIR f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواهر (see JAWAHIR).
GAY f English
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
GAYATHRI f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GAYATRI f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra), which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GAYE (1) f English
Variant of GAY.
GAYE (2) f Turkish
Means "goal" in Turkish.
GAYLA f English
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAYLE f & m English
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GAZBIYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
GBEMISOLA f Western African, Yoruba
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
GEERTJE f Dutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
GEERTRUIDA f Dutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GEFEN f & m Hebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.
GELSOMINA f Italian
Italian form of JASMINE.
GELTRUDE f Italian
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
GEMA f Spanish
Spanish form of GEMMA.
GEMMA f Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENA (1) f English
Variant of GINA.
GENESIS f English (Modern)
Means "birth, origin" in Greek. This is the name of the first book of the Old Testament in the Bible. It tells of the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, Noah and the great flood, and the three patriarchs.
GENEVA f English
Possibly a shortened form of GENEVIEVE. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
GENEVIÈVE f French
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
GENEVIEVE f English
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENEVRA f Various
Variant of GINEVRA.
GENIE f English
Diminutive of EUGENIA.
GENISTA f Various
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
GENNADIYA f Russian
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
GENOVAITĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEFFA f Italian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOWEFA f Polish
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENTIANA f Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GEORGETA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGETTE f French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGIA f English, Greek
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
GEORGIANA f English, Romanian
Feminine form of GEORGE. This form of the name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
GEORGIE f & m English
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GEORGINE f French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GÉRALDINE f French
French feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDINE f English
Feminine form of GERALD. This name was created by the poet Henry Howard for use in a 1537 sonnet praising Lady Elizabeth FitzGerald, whom he terms The Geraldine.
GERARDA f Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERD (2) f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
GERDA (1) f German, Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GERDA (2) f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Latinized form of GERD (2).
GERDINA f Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GEREL f Mongolian
Means "light" in Mongolian.
GERGANA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GERHILD f German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hild "battle".
GERLINDE f German, Dutch
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible".
GERMAINE f French
French feminine form of GERMAIN. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
GERRY m & f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GERTIE f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
GERTRAUD f German
German form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚD f Hungarian
Hungarian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRÚDA f Slovak
Slovak form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRŪDA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDA f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDE f English, Dutch, French
Means "spear of strength", derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and thrud "strength". Saint Gertrude the Great was a 13th-century nun and mystic writer. It was probably introduced to England by settlers from the Low Countries in the 15th century. Shakespeare used the name in his play Hamlet (1600) for the mother of the title character. Another famous bearer was the American writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).
GERTRUDES f Portuguese
Portuguese form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUDIS f Spanish
Latinized form of GERTRUDE.
GERTRUIDA f Dutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GERVAISE f French (Rare)
French feminine form of GERVASIUS.
GESSICA f Italian
Italian variant of JESSICA.
GETHSEMANE f Various
From a biblical place name, the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. It is derived from Γεθσημανί (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "oil vat". It is very rarely used as a given name.
GEULA f Hebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
GEZABELE f Biblical Italian
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
GHADA f Arabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
GHADIR f Arabic
Means "stream" in Arabic.
GHALIYA f Arabic
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
GHISLAINE f French
Feminine form of GHISLAIN.
GHJULIA f Corsican
Corsican form of JULIA.
GHJUVANNA f Corsican
Corsican form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GHONCHEH f Persian
Means "flower bud" in Persian.
GHUFRAN f & m Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GIA f Italian
Diminutive of GIANNA.
GIACINTA f Italian
Italian feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACOMA f Italian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIACOMINA f Italian
Feminine form of GIACOMO.
GIADA f Italian
Italian form of JADE.
GIANG f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GIANNA f Italian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a Modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNINA f Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GIEDRĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of GIEDRIUS.
GIGI f French
French diminutive of GEORGINE or VIRGINIE.
GIIWEDINOKWE f Native American, Ojibwe
Means "woman of the north" in Ojibwe.
GIJSBERTA f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of GISBERT.
GILAH f Hebrew
Feminine form of GIL (3).
GILBERTE f French
French feminine form of GILBERT.
GILDA f Italian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of names containing the Germanic element gild meaning "sacrifice, value".
GILI f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GILL f English
Short form of GILLIAN.
GILLIAN f English
Medieval English feminine form of JULIAN. This spelling has been in use since the 13th century, though it was not declared a distinct name from Julian until the 17th century.
GINA f Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of GEORGINA, REGINA, LUIGINA, and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of VIRGINIA or EUGENIA. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
GINETTE f French
Diminutive of GENEVIÈVE.
GINEVRA f Italian
Italian form of GUINEVERE. This is also the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Switzerland. It is also sometimes associated with the Italian word ginepro meaning "juniper".
GINGER f English
From the English word ginger for the spice or the reddish-brown colour. It can also be a diminutive of VIRGINIA, as in the case of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995), by whom the name was popularized.
GINNIE f English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINNY f English
Diminutive of VIRGINIA.
GINTARĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of GINTARAS.
GIÒ m & f Italian
Short form of GIOVANNI and other names beginning with Gio.
GIOCONDA f Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda, which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
GIOIA f Italian
Means "joy" in Italian.
GIORGIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of GEORGE.
GIORGINA f Italian
Diminutive of GIORGIA.
GIOSETTA f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of JOSETTE.
GIOVANNA f Italian
Italian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of GIOVANNI.
GIOVANNETTA f Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNA.
GISA f German
German short form of GISELLE.
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, 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.
GISILA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GISELLE.
GITA f Indian, Hindi
Means "song" in Sanskrit. The word appears in the name of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text of Hinduism (meaning "divine song").
GITTA f German, Hungarian
German short form of BRIGITTA and a Hungarian short form of MARGIT.
GITTAN f Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BIRGITTA.
GITTE f Danish
Danish short form of BIRGITTE.
GITTEL f Yiddish
From Yiddish גוט (gut) meaning "good".
GIUANNA f Sardinian
Sardinian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
GIUDITTA f Italian
Italian form of JUDITH.
GIULIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of JULIUS.
GIULIANA f Italian
Feminine form of GIULIANO.
GIULIETTA f Italian
Diminutive of GIULIA.
GIUNONE f Roman Mythology (Italian)
Italian form of Iuno (see JUNO).
GIUSEPPA f Italian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSEPPINA f Italian
Feminine form of GIUSEPPE.
GIUSI m & f Italian
Short form of GIUSEPPE or GIUSEPPA.
GIUSTINA f Italian
Italian form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
GIUSY f Italian
Feminine variant of GIUSI.
GIZELLA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of GISELLE.
GİZEM f Turkish
Means "mystery" in Turkish.
GIZI f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of GISELLE.
GLADYS f Welsh, English
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad meaning "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).
GLAPHYRA f Ancient Greek
From Greek γλαφυρός (glaphyros) meaning "polished, subtle".
GLÁUCIA f Portuguese
Feminine form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAUCIA m & f Ancient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLAW m & f Welsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
GLENDA f English
Probably a feminine form of GLENN using the suffix da (from names such as LINDA and WANDA). This name was not regularly used until the 20th century.
GLENICE f Welsh
Variant of GLENYS.
GLENNA f Scottish, English
Feminine form of GLENN.
GLENNIS f Welsh
Variant of GLENYS.
GLENYS f Welsh
Elaboration of the Welsh word glân meaning "pure, clean, holy". This name was created in the late 19th century.
GLIKA f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish גליק (glik) meaning "luck".
GLINDA f Literature
Created by author L. Frank Baum for his character Glinda the Good Witch, a kind sorceress in his Oz series of books beginning in 1900. It is not known what inspired the name.
GLÓRIA f Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of GLORIA.
GLORIA f English, Spanish, Italian, German
Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.... [more]
GLORIANA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Latin gloria meaning "glory". In Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene (1590) this was the name of the title character, a representation of Queen Elizabeth I.
GLORINDA f Esperanto
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin gloria.
GLORY f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word glory, ultimately from Latin gloria.
GLUKEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of GLIKA.
GLYKERIA f Greek, Late Greek
From Greek γλυκερός (glykeros) meaning "sweet". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Heraclea.
GLYNIS f Welsh
Either a variant of GLENYS or an elaboration of the Welsh word glyn meaning "valley".
GOBINET f Irish
Variant of GOBNAIT.
GOBNAIT f Irish
Feminine form of GOBÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish abbess, the patron saint of Ballyvourney.
GOBNATA f History
Latinate form of GOBNAIT.
GOBNET f Irish
Anglicized form of GOBNAIT.
GODA (1) m & f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
GODA (2) f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian godà meaning "thought, dream" or "honour, respect".
GODELIEVE f Dutch
Dutch (Flemish) form of GODELIVA.
GODELIVA f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of GOTELEIB. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.
GODGIFU f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of GODIVA.
GODIVA f Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
GOHAR f & m Persian, Armenian, Urdu
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone". This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan.
GOIZANE f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz meaning "morning".
GOIZARGI f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
GOIZEDER f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and eder "beautiful".
GÖKÇE f Turkish
Means "blue" in Turkish.
GÖKSU m & f Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
GOL f Persian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
GOLBAHAR f Persian
Means "spring rose" in Persian.
GOLDA f Yiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).
GOLDIE (1) f English
From a nickname for a person with blond hair, from the English word gold.
GOLDIE (2) f Yiddish
Variant of GOLDA.
GOLNAR f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and انار (anar) meaning "pomegranate".
GÖLNARA f Tatar
Tatar form of GOLNAR.
GOLNAZ f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort".
GOLSHAN f & m Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZAR m & f Persian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMER m & f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
GONCA f Turkish
Means "flower bud" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
GÖNÜL f Turkish
Means "heart" in Turkish.
GONXHE f Albanian
Means "flower bud" in Albanian, of Persian origin. This was the middle name of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997).
GORANKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of GORAN.
GORETTI f Various
From the surname of Maria Goretti, a 20th-century Italian saint who forgave her murderer on her deathbed. Her surname was derived from the given name GREGORIO.
GORICA f Macedonian
Feminine form of GORAN.
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.
GOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GÖTA f Swedish
Feminine form of GÖTE.
GOTZONE f Basque
Feminine form of GOTZON.
GOUYEN f Native American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GOWRI f Tamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
GÖZDE f Turkish
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
GRAÇA f Portuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACE f English
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.
GRACELYN f English (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lyn.
GRACELYNN f English (Modern)
Elaboration of GRACE using the popular name suffix lynn.
GRACIA f Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRACIANA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of GRACIANO.
GRACIE f English
Diminutive of GRACE.
GRACIELA f Spanish
Elaboration of GRACIA.
GRACÍLIA f Portuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJA f Polish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRÁINNE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh meaning "love".
GRANIA f Irish
Latinized form of GRÁINNE.
GRANYA f Irish
Variant of GRANIA.
GRATIA f German
Means "grace" in Latin.
GRATIANA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAY m & f English
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAZIA f Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of GRACE.
GRAZIANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAZIELLA f Italian
Diminutive of GRAZIA.
GRAŽINA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GRAŻYNA.
GRAŻYNA f Polish
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem Grażyna (1823).
GREER f & m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREET f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRÉTA f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETA f German, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Polish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHEN f German, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETE f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETEL f German
Diminutive of GRETE. It is well-known as a character from an 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch. The Grimm's story was based on earlier European folk tales.
GRETHE f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of MARGRETHE.
GRETTA f English
Variant of GRETA.
GREY m & f English (Modern)
Variant of GRAY.
GRID f Norse Mythology
Means "peace" in Old Norse. In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Víðarr by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
GRIET f Dutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
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.
GRISELDA f English, 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.
GRISHMA f Indian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
GRIZEL f Scottish
Scottish variant of GRISELDA.
GRO f Norwegian
Norwegian form of GRÓA.
GRÓA f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa meaning "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
GROZDA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
GRUSHA f Russian
Diminutive of AGRAFENA.
GRY f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
GUADALUPE f & m Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
GUANTING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
GUANYU m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
GÜÇİN f Turkish
Means "rose picking, rose growing" in Turkish.
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.
GUGULETHU f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele igugu "treasure, pride" and lethu "our".
GUINEVERE f Arthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar meaning "white phantom", ultimately from the Old Celtic roots *windos meaning "fair, white, blessed" (modern Welsh gwen) and *sebros meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.... [more]
GUIOMAR f & m Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "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.
GUIYING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
GÜL f Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GUL m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GÜLAY f Turkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish.
GULBADAN f Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLBAHAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLBAHAR.
GULBAHAR f & m Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GÜLDEN f Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GULI f Uzbek
Uzbek form of GUL.
GULISA f Georgian
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) meaning "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
GÜLİSTAN f Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULISTAN f Kurdish
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
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".
GULLA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GULMIRA f Kyrgyz, Kazakh
From Kyrgyz and Kazakh гүл (gul) meaning "flower", ultimately from Persian گل (gol), combined with Arabic أميرة (amira) meaning "princess".
GÜLNAR f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNAR f Kazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNARƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARA f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of GOLNAR, as well as an Azerbaijani variant.
GÜLNAZ f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZ f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORA f Uzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNUR f Turkish
Means "rose light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
GULRUKH f Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLŞEN f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTEN f Turkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULUMBU f Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
GULZAR m & f Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUN f Swedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GÜNAY f & m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GUNBORG f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjǫrg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
GUNDA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund meaning "war".
GUNDULA f German
Elaborated form of GUNDA.
GÜNEL f Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "country, society".
GUNHILD f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
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