Masculine Names

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FLORENCIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTmFrench
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIUSmLate Roman
Original masculine form of FLORENCE.
FLORIANmGerman, Polish, French
From the Roman name Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, is the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
FLORIANOmItalian
Italian form of FLORIAN.
FLORIJANmCroatian
Croatian form of FLORIAN.
FLORINmRomanian
Romanian form of FLORINUS.
FLORINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of FLORUS. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
FLORISmDutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLOROmItalian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of FLORUS.
FLORRYmIrish
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
FLORUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin flos meaning "flower".
FLOYDmEnglish
Variant of LLOYD.
FLURRYmIrish
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
FLYNNmEnglish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Floinn meaning "descendant of FLANN".
FOKAmRussian
Russian form of PHOCAS.
FOLAMIm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
FOLANTmWelsh
Welsh form of VALENTINE (1).
FOLCHERmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of VOLKER.
FOLKEmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of FULK.
FOMAmRussian
Russian form of THOMAS.
FONSmDutch
Short form of ALFONS.
FORBESmScottish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "field" in Gaelic.
FORDmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "ford" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
FORESTmEnglish
Variant of FORREST, or else directly from the English word forest.
FORRESTmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie 'Forrest Gump' (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
FORTUNATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
FOSTER (1)mEnglish
From an English surname which has several different origins: see FOSTER (1), FOSTER (2), FOSTER (3) and FOSTER (4).
FOSTER (2)mEnglish
English form of VAAST, referring to Saint Vedastus.
FOTIOSmGreek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOTISmGreek
Modern Greek variant of PHOTIOS.
FOUADmArabic
Variant transcription of FUAD.
FOXmEnglish (Modern)
Either from the English word fox or the surname Fox, which originally given as a nickname. The surname was borne by George Fox (1624-1691), the founder of the Quakers.
FRANm & fSpanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANCmSlovene
Slovene form of FRANCIS.
FRANCESCmCatalan
Catalan form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCESCOmItalian
Italian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
FRANCESCUmCorsican
Corsican form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISm & fEnglish, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
FRANCISCOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). A notable bearer was Francisco de Goya, a Spanish painter and engraver. The name was also borne by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
FRANČIŠEKmSlovene
Slovene form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCISQUEmFrench
French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.
FRANCISZEKmPolish
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANCKmFrench
French form of FRANK (1).
FRANCO (1)mItalian, Ancient Germanic
Italian form of FRANK (1), as well as an older Germanic form.
FRANCO (2)mItalian
Contracted form of FRANCESCO.
FRANÇOISmFrench
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). François Villon was a French lyric poet of the 15th century. This was also the name of two kings of France.
FRANEmCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANGmScottish
Scottish form of FRANCIS.
FRANJOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCIS.
FRANK (1)mEnglish, German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic name which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used. From medieval times, the various forms of this name have been commonly conflated with the various forms of Francis.... [more]
FRANK (2)mEnglish
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.
FRANKIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FRANK (1) or FRANCES.
FRANKLINmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman". A famous bearer of the surname was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher. The name has commonly been given in his honour in the United States. It also received a boost during the term of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
FRANKOmCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCO (2).
FRANNYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FRANCIS or FRANCES.
FRANOmCroatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANSmDutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Dutch, Scandinavian and Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRAÑSEZmBreton
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠEKmCzech
Czech form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISCUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTZISKOmBasque
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANZmGerman
German form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). This name was borne by the influential author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), writer of 'The Trial' and 'The Castle' among other works. Also, rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire have had this name.
FRASERmScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Simon Fraser (1776-1862), a Canadian explorer.
FREDmEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FREDDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FREDERICK or FREDA.
FREDDYmEnglish
Diminutive of FREDERICK.
FREDENANDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and nand "daring, brave".
FRÉDÉRICmFrench
French form of FREDERICK.
FREDERICKmEnglish
English form of a Germanic name meaning "peaceful ruler", derived from frid "peace" and ric "ruler, power". This name has long been common in continental Germanic-speaking regions, being borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and Prussia. Notables among these rulers include the 12th-century Holy Roman emperor and crusader Frederick I Barbarossa, the 13th-century emperor and patron of the arts Frederick II, and the 18th-century Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.... [more]
FREDERICOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of FREDERICK.
FREDERIKmDanish, Dutch
Danish and Dutch form of FREDERICK. This was the name of nine kings of Denmark over the past 500 years, alternating each generation with the name Christian.
FREDIANOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
FREDRIKmSwedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian form of FREDERICK. This was the name of a 18th-century king of Sweden.
FREEKmDutch
Dutch short form of FREDERICK.
FREEMANmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "free man". It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.
FREJmDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYR.
FRENSmLimburgish
Limburgish form of FRANCIS.
FRENSKEmLimburgish
Diminutive of FRENS.
FREYRmNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
FRICISmLatvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDENOTmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
FRIDERIKmSlovene
Slovene form of FREDERICK.
FRĪDRIHSmLatvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDUHELMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.
FRIDUMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
FRIDUMARmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and mari "famous".
FRIDURICmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
FRIDWALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
FRIEDEMANNmGerman
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
FRIEDHELMmGerman
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
FRIEDHOLDmGerman (Rare)
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".
FRIEDRICHmGerman
German form of FREDERICK. This was the name of kings of Germany. The socialist Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) and the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) are two famous bearers of this name.
FRIGIDIANUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of FREDIANO.
FRIGYESmHungarian
Hungarian form of FREDERICK.
FRISOmFrisian
Refers to a member of the ethnic group, the Frisians, a Germanic tribe of northwest Europe. Friesland in the Netherlands is named for them.
FRIÐRIKmIcelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
FRITJOFmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
FRITSmDutch
Dutch diminutive of FREDERIK.
FRITZmGerman
German diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
FRODEmDanish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRODOmLiterature
Derived from the Germanic element frod "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.
FRYDERYKmPolish
Polish form of FREDERICK.
FUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given was .
FUADmArabic
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
FUATmTurkish
Turkish form of FUAD.
FULBERTmFrench, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
FULCOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FULK.
FULGENCIOmSpanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Fulgentius, which meant "shining" from Latin fulgens. Saint Fulgentius was a 6th-century bishop from Tunisia who was a friend of Saint Augustine.
FULGENZIOmItalian
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
FULKmEnglish (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Fulco, a short form of various names beginning with the element fulc "people". The Normans brought this name to England, though it is now very rare.
FÜLÖPmHungarian
Hungarian form of PHILIP.
FULTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the name of the town of Foulden in Norfolk, itself meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
FÚLVIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FULVIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
FUMNANYAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNGAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
FUNSmDutch, Limburgish
Short form of ALFONS.
FUNSKEmDutch, Limburgish
Diminutive of ALFONS.
FYFEmScottish
Variant of FIFE.
FYODORmRussian
Russian form of THEODORE. It was borne by three tsars of Russia. Another notable bearer was Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author of such works as 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'.
GABBYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GABEmEnglish
Short form of GABRIEL.
GABIf & mGerman, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GABINmFrench
French form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINOmSpanish
Spanish form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINUSmLate Roman
Latin form of GAVINO.
GABIRmArabic
Variant transcription of JABIR.
GÁBORmHungarian
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
GABRmArabic
Variant transcription of JABR.
GÁBRIELmHungarian
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËLmDutch
Dutch form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.... [more]
GABRIELE (1)mItalian
Italian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELIUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELSmLatvian
Latvian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJELmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of GABRIEL.
GADmBiblical
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.
GADISAmEastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GAËLmFrench, Breton
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.
GAÉTANmFrench
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTANmFrench
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAETANOmItalian
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. Saint Gaetano was a 16th-century Italian priest who founded the Theatines.
GAFARmArabic
Variant transcription of JAFAR.
GAGEmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname of Old French origin meaning either "measure", originally denoting one who was an assayer, or "pledge", referring to a moneylender. It was popularized as a given name by a character from the book 'Pet Sematary' (1983) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1989).
GAHARIETmArthurian Romance
Medieval French form of GARETH.
GAIOZmGeorgian
Georgian form of GAIUS.
GAIUSmAncient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
GAIZKAmBasque
Means "saviour" in Basque.
GÁLmHungarian
Hungarian form of GALLUS.
GAL (1)f & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAL (2)mSlovene
Slovene form of GALLUS.
GALAHADmArthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legend Sir Galahad was the son of Lancelot and Elaine. He was the most pure of the Knights of the Round Table, and he was the only one to succeed in finding the Holy Grail. He first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
GALALmArabic
Variant transcription of JALAL.
GALCHOBHARmAncient Irish
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
GALE (2)mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
GALENmEnglish
Modern form of the Greek name Γαληνος (Galenos), which meant "calm" from Greek γαληνη (galene). It was borne by a 2nd-century BC Greco-Roman physician who contributed to anatomy and medicine. In modern times the name is occasionally given in his honour.
GALENOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of GALEN.
GALİPmTurkish
Turkish form of GHALIB.
GALLAGHERmIrish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of GALLCHOBHAR".
GALLCHOBHARmIrish (Rare)
Irish name derived from gall "stranger" and cabhair "help".
GALLOmItalian
Italian form of GALLUS.
GALLUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which meant "rooster" in Latin. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint, a companion of Saint Columbanus, who later became a hermit in Switzerland.
GALOmSpanish
Spanish form of GALLUS.
GALVÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of GAWAIN.
GAMALmArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMAL.
GAMALIELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my reward is God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GAMILmArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
GANBAATARmMongolian
Means "steel hero" in Mongolian.
GANDALFmNorse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript which forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels 'The Hobbit' (1937) and 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954).
GANESHAmHinduism
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.
GANGmChinese
From Chinese (gāng) meaning "hard, rigid, strong", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
GANImFilipino, Tagalog
Short form of ISAGANI.
GANIXmBasque
Basque form of JOHN.
GANIZANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GANYMEDEmGreek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.
GANZORIGmMongolian
Means "steel courage" in Mongolian.
GARAILEmBasque
Means "victor" in Basque.
GARBHÁNmIrish
Means "little rough one" from Irish garbh "rough" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint.
GAREGINmArmenian
Old Armenian name of unknown meaning.
GARENmArmenian
Short form of GAREGIN.
GARETHmWelsh, English (British), Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain. Malory based the name on Gahariet, which was the name of a similar Arthurian character in French sources. It may ultimately have a Welsh origin, possibly related to gwaredd meaning "gentleness".
GAREYmEnglish
Variant of GARY.
GARFIELDmEnglish
From a surname meaning "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881). It is now associated with the cat in Jim Davis's cartoon strip 'Garfield'.
GARLANDmEnglish
From a surname meaning "triangle land" from Old English gara and land. The surname originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land.
GARNET (2)m & fEnglish
From an English surname which either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETTm & fEnglish
Variant of GARNET (2).
GARNIERmMedieval French
Medieval French form of WERNER.
GARRETmEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of GARRETT.
GARRETTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the given name GERALD or GERARD. A famous bearer of the surname was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
GARRICKmEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
GARRYmEnglish
Variant of GARY.
GARSEAmMedieval Spanish
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.
GARTHmEnglish
From a surname meaning "garden" in Old Norse, originally denoting one who lived near or worked in a garden.
GARVANmIrish
Anglicized form of GARBHÁN.
GARYmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear". This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the city of Gary in Indiana where his agent was born.
GÁSPÁRmHungarian
Hungarian form of JASPER.
GASPARmSpanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
GASPARDmFrench
French form of JASPER.
GASPAREmItalian
Italian form of JASPER.
GASPAROmItalian
Italian form of JASPER.
GAŠPERmSlovene
Slovene form of JASPER.
GASTOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GASTON.
GASTÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of GASTON.
GASTONmFrench
Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element gast meaning "stranger, guest". This is the usual French name for Saint Vedastus, called Vaast in Flemish, and alternatively the name may be connected to it. The name was also borne by several counts of Foix-Béarn, beginning in the 13th century.
GASTONEmItalian
Italian form of GASTON.
GAUFRIDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gawia "territory" and frid "peace".
GAULTIERmFrench
French form of WALTER.
GAUTAMAmSanskrit
In the case of Siddhartha Gautama, a patronymic form of GOTAMA. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a 6th-century BC nobleman who left his family in order to lead a life of meditation and poverty.
GAUTBERTmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements Gaut "Goth" and beraht "bright".
GAUTHIERmFrench
French form of WALTER.
GAUTIERmFrench
French form of WALTER.
GAUTSTAFRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
GAUVAINmFrench
French form of GAWAIN.
GAVINmEnglish, Scottish
Medieval form of GAWAIN. Though it died out in England, it was reintroduced from Scotland in the 20th century.
GAVINOmItalian
From the Late Latin name Gabinus, which possibly referred to the ancient city of Gabii in central Italy. Saint Gavino was martyred in Sardinia in the 3rd century.
GAVRAILmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRELmYiddish
Yiddish form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIELmHebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIILmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILmBulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILOmSerbian
Serbian form of GABRIEL.
GAWAINmWelsh, Arthurian Romance
Meaning uncertain, from the Latin form Walganus used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth. This was the name of a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He can be identified with the earlier Welsh hero Gwalchmei, and it is likely that the name derives from GWALCHMEI. Alternatively it may have a different Celtic or even a Germanic origin. Gawain was a popular hero in medieval stories such as the 14th-century romantic poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.
GAWDATmArabic
Variant transcription of JAWDAT.
GAWEŁmPolish
Polish form of GALLUS.
GAYLEf & mEnglish
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GAYLORDmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited, boistrous". This name was rarely used after the mid-20th century, when the word gay acquired the slang meaning "homosexual".
GAZmEnglish (British)
Diminutive of GARY or GARETH.
GAZSImHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JASPER.
GEARALTmIrish
Irish form of GERALD.
GEARÓIDmIrish
Irish form of GERARD or GERALD.
GEBAHARDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GEBHARD.
GEBHARDmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
GEDALIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.
GEDEONmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GIDEON used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
GEERTmDutch
Dutch form of GERHARD.
GEEVARGHESEmIndian, Malayalam
Malayalam form of GEORGE, used by Saint Thomas Christians in the Indian state of Kerala.
GEGHARDmArmenian
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
GEIRmNorwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEIRRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
GELAmGeorgian
Meaning unknown.
GELLÉRTmHungarian
Hungarian form of GERARD. Saint Gellért was an 11th-century missionary to Hungary who was martyred by being thrown into the Danube.
GEMARIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has completed" in Hebrew. This is the name of a friend of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
GEMINImRoman Mythology
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.
GENA (2)mRussian
Diminutive of GENNADIY.
GENADImBulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
GENĀDIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
GENEmEnglish
Short form of EUGENE.
GENGHISmHistory
From the title Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan, meaning "universal ruler", which was adopted by the Mongol Empire founder Temujin in the late 12th century. Remembered both for his military brilliance and his brutality towards civilians, he went on to conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
GENKOmBulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENNADImRussian
Variant transcription of GENNADIY.
GENNADIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GENNADIYmRussian
Russian form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADYmRussian
Variant transcription of GENNADIY.
GENNARINOmItalian
Diminutive of GENNARO.
GENNAROmItalian
Italian form of JANUARIUS.
GENOmBulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENTIANmAlbanian
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
GENTIUSmAlbanian
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
GENYAmRussian
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
GEOFFmEnglish
Short form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFREYmEnglish, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was further confused with the distinct name Godfrey.... [more]
GEOFFROImMedieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFROYmFrench
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORDIEmEnglish
Diminutive of GEORGE.