Masculine Names

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GEORGmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
GEORGEmEnglish, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art.... [more]
GEORGEImMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GEORGESmFrench
French form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
GEORGImBulgarian
Bulgarian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GEORGIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIYmRussian
Russian form of GEORGE.
GEORGOmEsperanto
Esperanto form of GEORGE.
GEORGSmLatvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGYmRussian
Variant transcription of GEORGIY.
GERAmBiblical
Possibly means "a grain" in Hebrew. This was the name of several members of the tribe of Benjamin in the Old Testament.
GERAINTmWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly a Welsh form of GERONTIUS. This was the name of a figure various Welsh legends. He was also incorporated into later Arthurian tales as one of the Knights of the Round Table and the husband of Enid.
GÉRALDmFrench
French form of GERALD.
GERALDmEnglish, German
From a Germanic name meaning "rule of the spear", from the elements ger meaning "spear" and wald meaning "rule". The Normans brought this name to Britain. Though it died out in England during the Middle Ages, it remained common in Ireland. It was revived in the English-speaking world in 19th century.
GERALDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
GERALLTmWelsh
Welsh form of GERALD.
GÉRARDmFrench
French form of GERARD.
GERARDmEnglish, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
GERARDOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERASIMmRussian, Macedonian
Russian and Macedonian form of GERASIMOS.
GERASIMOSmGreek
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning either "old" or "honour". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit.
GÉRAUDmFrench
French form of GERALD.
GERBENmDutch
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bern meaning "bear".
GERBERNmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
GERBOLDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bald meaning "bold".
GERD (1)mGerman, Dutch
Short form of GERHARD.
GEREONmGerman, Late Roman
Possibly derived from Greek γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.
GERFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
GERFRIEDmGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".
GERGELYmHungarian
Hungarian form of GREGORY.
GERGŐmHungarian
Diminutive of GERGELY.
GERHARDmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of GERARD.
GERHARDTmGerman
German variant form of GERARD.
GERLACHmDutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ger "spear" combined with laic "play". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.
GERLOFmDutch
Dutch form of GERULF.
GERMAINmFrench
French form of GERMANUS.
GERMÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN (1)mEnglish
English form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN (2)mRussian
Russian form of HERMAN.
GERMANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GERMANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.
GERMOGENmRussian
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
GERMUNDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and mund "protection".
GERNOTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush".
GEROmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear".
GEROLAMOmItalian
Italian form of JEROME.
GEROLFmDutch
Dutch form of GERULF.
GEROLTmDutch
Dutch form of GERALD.
GERONIMOmHistory
From Gerónimo, a Spanish form of JEROME. This is the better-known name of the Apache leader Goyathlay (1829-1909). It was given to him by the Mexicans, his enemies.
GERONTIUSmLate Roman
From a Late Latin name which was derived from Greek γερων (geron) "old man".
GERRITmDutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GERARD.
GERRYm & fEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GERSHOMmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Probably means "exile" in Hebrew, though the Bible explains that it derives from גֵּר שָׁם (ger sham) meaning "a stranger there" (see Exodus 18:3). This is the name of a son of Moses in the Old Testament.
GERSHONmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of GERSHOM. This is the name of a son of Levi in the Old Testament.
GERTmGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch short form of GERHARD.
GERULFmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic ger "spear" and wulf "wolf".
GERVAISmFrench
French form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASEmEnglish (Rare)
English form of GERVASIUS. The Normans introduced this name to England in the Middle Ages, though it has since become rare.
GERVÁSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name with a first element deriving from ger "spear". Saint Gervasius was an early martyr from Milan whose remains were discovered in the 4th century.
GERWAZYmPolish
Polish form of GERVASIUS.
GETHINmWelsh
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
GEVORGmArmenian
Armenian form of GEORGE.
GÉZAmHungarian
From Gyeücsa, possibly derived from a diminutive form of the Hungarian noble title gyevü or gyeü, itself from Turkic jabgu. This was the name of a 10th-century leader of the Hungarians, the father of the first king István.
GHALIBmArabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
GHASSANmArabic
Means "youth" in Arabic. This was the name of an Arabian tribe that existed until the 6th century.
GHAYTHmArabic
Means "rain" in Arabic.
GHENADIEmRomanian
Romanian form of GENNADIUS.
GHEORGHEmRomanian
Romanian form of GEORGE.
GHISLAINmFrench
French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This was the name of a 7th-century Belgian saint.
GHIȚĂmRomanian
Diminutive of GHEORGHE.
GHJASEPPUmCorsican
Corsican form of JOSEPH.
GHJUVANmCorsican
Corsican form of JOHN.
GHJUVANNImCorsican
Corsican form of JOHN.
GHOLAMmPersian
Persian form of GHULAM.
GHUFRANf & mArabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GHULAMmArabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GIACINTOmItalian
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACOBBEmItalian
Italian form of Iacobus (see JACOB).
GIACOMOmItalian
Italian form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
GIAMBATTISTAmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and BATTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
GIAMPAOLOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIAMPIEROmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIANmItalian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
GIANCARLOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and CARLO.
GIANFRANCOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
GIANGf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GIANLUCAmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and LUCA (1).
GIANLUIGImItalian
Combination of GIANNI and LUIGI.
GIANMARCOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and MARCO.
GIANMARIAmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and MARIA.
GIANNImItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIANNINOmItalian
Diminutive of GIOVANNI.
GIANNISmGreek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIANPAOLOmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIANPIEROmItalian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIBmEnglish
Medieval diminutive of GILBERT.
GIDEONmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller, hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.
GIDIEmMedieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GIEDRIUSmLithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian giedras meaning "serene, clear".
GIFFARDmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Germanic given name GEBHARD.
GIJSmDutch
Short form of GIJSBERT.
GIJSBERTmDutch
Dutch variant of GISBERT.
GIL (1)mSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GILES.
GIL (2)mEnglish
Short form of GILBERT and other names beginning with Gil.
GIL (3)mHebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILBERTmEnglish, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it was common during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 12th-century British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.
GILBERTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
GILCHRISTmScottish
Derived from the Gaelic phrase giolla Chríost meaning "servant of Christ".
GILEADmBiblical
From an Old Testament place name meaning "heap of witness" in Hebrew. This was a mountainous region east of the Jordan River. Besides being a place name, it is also borne by people in the Bible.
GILESmEnglish
From the Late Latin name Aegidius, which is derived from Greek αιγιδιον (aigidion) meaning "young goat". Saint Giles was an 8th-century miracle worker who came to southern France from Greece. He is regarded as the patron saint of the crippled. In Old French the name Aegidius became Gidie and then Gilles, at which point it was imported to England.
GILGAMESHmSumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Possibly means "the ancestor is a hero", from Sumerian 𒉋𒂵 (bilga) meaning "ancestor" and 𒈩 (mes) meaning "hero, young man". This was the name of a Sumerian hero, later appearing in the Akkadian poem the 'Epic of Gilgamesh'. Gilgamesh, with his friend Enkidu, battled the giant Humbaba and stopped the rampage of the Bull of Heaven, besides other adventures. Gilgamesh was probably based on a real person: a king of Uruk who ruled around the 27th century BC.
GILIf & mHebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GILLESmFrench
French form of GILES.
GILLESPIEmScottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gille Easbaig or Irish Giolla Easpuig both meaning "servant of the bishop".
GILLISmDutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of GILES.
GILROYmIrish, Scottish
From an Irish surname, either Mac Giolla Ruaidh, which means "son of the red-haired servant", or Mac Giolla Rí, which means "son of the king's servant".
GILTBERTmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gild "sacrifice, value" and beraht "bright".
GINOmItalian
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
GINTARASmLithuanian
Means "amber" in Lithuanian.
GIOACCHINOmItalian
Italian form of JOACHIM.
GIOACHINOmItalian
Italian form of JOACHIM. A famous bearer was the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
GIOBBEmBiblical Italian
Italian form of JOB.
GIOELEmItalian
Italian form of JOEL.
GIONAmItalian
Italian form of JONAH.
GIONATAmItalian
Italian form of JONATHAN.
GIORDANOmItalian
Italian form of JORDAN.
GIORGImGeorgian
Georgian form of GEORGE. This was the name of several kings of Georgia.
GIORGINOmItalian
Diminutive of GIORGIO.
GIORGIOmItalian
Italian form of GEORGE.
GIORGOSmGreek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GIOSUÈmItalian
Italian form of JOSHUA.
GIOTTOmItalian
Possibly from Ambrogiotto, a diminutive of AMBROGIO, or Angiolotto, a diminutive of ANGIOLO. This name was borne by Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), an Italian painter and architect.
GIOVANNImItalian
Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of this name.
GIRALDOmItalian
Italian form of GERALD.
GIRISHAmHinduism
Means "lord of the mountain" in Sanskrit. This is a name of the Hindu god Shiva, given because of his abode in the Himalayan Mountains.
GIROLAMOmItalian
Italian form of JEROME.
GISBERTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisil "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of GILBERT), though it could be related to Gallo-Celtic gaiso "spear".
GISELBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISELMUNDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements gisil meaning "hostage, pledge" and mund meaning "protection".
GISILBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISILFRIDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" and frid "peace".
GISLENUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gislin (see GHISLAIN).
GISLINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GHISLAIN.
GISMUNDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a variant of GISELMUND or SIGISMUND using shortened forms of the initial element.
GIUANNEmSardinian
Sardinian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
GIULIANOmItalian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIOmItalian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSEPPEmItalian
Italian form of JOSEPH. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
GIUSTINOmItalian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GIVImGeorgian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
GJERGJmAlbanian
Albanian form of GEORGE.
GJONmAlbanian
Albanian form of JOHN.
GJORDmSwedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJORGJImMacedonian
Macedonian form of GEORGE.
GJURDmNorwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLADWINmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name GLÆDWINE.
GLÆDWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements glæd "bright" and wine "friend". This name was not actually recorded in the Old English era, though it is attested starting in the 11th century.
GLANVILLEmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was taken from a Norman place name which possibly meant "domain of (a person named) Gland" in Old French.
GLAUCIAm & fAncient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLAUCOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GLAUCUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Γλαυκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey". This was the name of a Greek sea god, as well as other characters in Greek legend.
GLAWm & fWelsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
GLEBmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
GLENDOWERmWelsh
Anglicized form of GLYNDWR.
GLENNmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". A famous bearer of the surname was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
GLIGORmMacedonian
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
GLOOSCAPmNew World Mythology
Derived from an Eastern Algonquian phrase meaning "man from nothing". Glooscap (or Gluskabe) was a hero involved in the creation myths of the Wabanaki people of eastern North America.
GLYNmWelsh
Means "valley" in Welsh.
GLYNDWRmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "valley water". This name is often given in honour of Owain Glyndwr, a 14th-century Welsh patriot who led a revolt against England.
GLYNNmWelsh
Variant of GLYN.
GNAEUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown Etruscan meaning, though it may be related to Latin naevus "birthmark". A famous bearer was Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great, a Roman general of the 1st century BC.
GOBÁNmIrish
Either means "little smith" from Irish gobha "smith" combined with a diminutive suffix, or else derived from the name of the Irish god GOIBNIU (which is also a derivative of gobha).
GOBINDmIndian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
GOBINDAmBengali
Bengali form of GOVINDA.
GOCHAmGeorgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Georgian dialectal word meaning "old man".
GODAm & fAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
GODABERTmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and beraht "bright".
GODDARDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the Germanic given name GODEHARD.
GODEFROYmFrench
French form of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODEHARDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and hard "hardy, brave". This was the name of an 11th-century saint who was a bishop of Hildesheim.
GODFREYmEnglish
From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
GODFRIEDmDutch
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODOFREDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GODFREY.
GODRICmAnglo-Saxon
Means "power of god", derived from Old English god combined with ric "power, rule". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman conquest.
GODTFREDmNorwegian
Norwegian form of GODFREY.
GODWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.
GOFFREDOmItalian
Italian form of GODFREY.
GOFRAIDHmIrish
Irish form of GODFREY.
GOGAmGeorgian
Diminutive of GIORGI.
GOGImGeorgian
Diminutive of GIORGI.
GOIBNIUmIrish Mythology
Derived from Irish gobha meaning "smith". This was the name of the Irish smith god, a provider of weapons for the Tuatha De Danann. He was also skilled at brewing beer.
GÖKERmTurkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and er meaning "brave man".
GÖKHANmTurkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
GÖKSUmTurkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
GOLIATHmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew גָּלְיָת (Golyat), possibly derived from גָּלָה (galah) meaning "uncover, reveal". This is the name of the giant Philistine who is slain by David in the Old Testament.
GOLSHANf & mPersian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLZARm & fPersian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMERm & fBiblical, 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.
GOMESmMedieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
GONÇALOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of GONZALO.
GONZALOmSpanish
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of the elements gund "war" and salv which is of unknown meaning.
GOODWINmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the given name GODWINE.
GOPALAmHinduism
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna. This name was also borne by the 8th-century founder of the Pala Empire in Bengal.
GOPINATHmTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
GOPINATHAmHinduism
Means "leader of the gopis" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, acquired because of his association with the gopis, who are cow-herding girls.
GORAIDHmScottish
Scottish form of GODFREY.
GÖRANmSwedish
Medieval Swedish form of GEORGE.
GØRANmNorwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of GEORGE.
GORANmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
GORDmEnglish
Short form of GORDON.
GORDANmSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic gord meaning "dignified". This name and the feminine form Gordana were popularized by the publication of Croatian author Marija Jurić Zagorka's novel 'Gordana' (1935).
GORDENmEnglish
Variant of GORDON.
GORDIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Gordianus which meant "from Gordium", Gordium being the capital of Phrygia in Asia Minor. This is the name by which three Roman emperors are known.
GORDIEmEnglish
Diminutive of GORDON. A famous bearer was Canadian hockey star Gordie Howe (1928-2016).
GORDONmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was originally derived from a place name in Berwickshire meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.
GORDYmEnglish
Diminutive of GORDON.
GOREmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "triangular" (from Old English gara), originally referring to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land. A famous bearer is American writer Gore Vidal (1925-).
GORGImMacedonian
Variant transcription of GJORGJI.
GORKAmBasque
Basque form of GEORGE.
GOROmJapanese
Variant transcription of GOROU.
GORONWYmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes but was himself killed.
GOROUmJapanese
From Japanese (go) meaning "five" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fifth son. Different combinations of kanji are also possible.
GOSSEmMedieval French
Old French form of GOZZO.
GÖSTAmSwedish
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GÖSTAVmSwedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of GUSTAV.
GOSTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GOSWINmDutch (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements Gaut "Goth" and win "friend".
GOTAMAmHinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "ox, cow" and तम (tama) meaning "best". In Hindu texts this is the name of one of the Saptarshis, or seven sages. This name was also born by an early Indian philosopher who wrote the Nyaya Sutras.
GOTELEIBmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
GOTTFRIDmSwedish
Swedish form of GODFREY.
GOTTFRIEDmGerman
German form of GODFREY. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Gottfried von Strassburg and the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the inventors of calculus.
GOTTHARDmGerman
German form of GODEHARD.
GOTTHILFmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTHOLDmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "lovely". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTLOBmGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTSCHALKmGerman (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements god "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
GOTZONmBasque
Means "angel" in Basque.
GOVADmPersian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
GOVINDAmHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
GOYATHLAYmNative American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
GOYOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of GREGORIO.
GOZZOmAncient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Gaut meaning "Goth".
GRACIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRACJANmPolish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRADYmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.
GRAEMEmScottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRAHAMmScottish, English
From a Scottish surname, originally derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham. A famous bearer was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone.
GRAHAMEmScottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRANTmEnglish, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.
GRANVILLEmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRATIANmHistory
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.
GRATIENmFrench
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRAYm & fEnglish
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
GRAYSONmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".
GRAZIANOmItalian
Italian form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRÉAGÓIRmIrish
Irish form of GREGORY.
GREERf & mScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the given name GREGOR.
GREGmEnglish
Short form of GREGORY.
GREGAmSlovene
Slovene form of GREGORY.
GREGERmSwedish
Swedish form of GREGORY.
GREGERSmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of GREGORY.
GREGGmEnglish
Short form of GREGORY.
GRÉGOIREmFrench
French form of GREGORY.
GREGORmGerman, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of GREGORY. A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
GREGORIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GREGORY.
GREGORIOSmLate Greek
Original Greek form of GREGORY.
GREGORYmEnglish
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγοριος (Gregorios), derived from γρηγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert". This name was popular among early Christians, being borne by a number of important saints including Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century), Saint Gregory the Illuminator (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century), and Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century). It was also borne by the 6th-century pope Saint Gregory I the Great, a reformer and Doctor of the Church, as well as 15 subsequent popes.... [more]
GREIGmScottish
Scottish diminutive of GREGORY.