Masculine Names

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GAVREL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of GABRIEL.
GAVRIEL m Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIIL m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIL m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILO m Serbian
Serbian form of GABRIEL.
GAWAIN m Welsh, 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.
GAWDAT m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودت (see JAWDAT).
GAWEŁ m Polish
Polish form of GALLUS.
GAYLE f & m English
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GAYLORD m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited, boisterous". This name was rarely used after the mid-20th century, when the word gay acquired the slang meaning "homosexual".
GAZ m English (British)
Diminutive of GARY or GARETH.
GAZSI m Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JASPER.
GEARALT m Irish
Irish form of GERALD.
GEARÓID m Irish
Irish form of GERARD or GERALD.
GEBAHARD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GEBHARD.
GEBHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
GEDALIAH m Biblical
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.
GEDEON m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GIDEON used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
GEERT m Dutch
Dutch form of GERHARD.
GEEVARGHESE m Indian, Malayalam
Malayalam form of GEORGE, used by Saint Thomas Christians in the Indian state of Kerala.
GEFEN f & m Hebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.
GEGHARD m Armenian
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
GEIR m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
GELA m Georgian
Possibly from Georgian მგელი (mgeli) meaning "wolf".
GELLÉRT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GERARD. Saint Gellért was an 11th-century missionary to Hungary who was martyred by being thrown into the Danube.
GEMARIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has completed" in Hebrew. This is the name of a friend of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
GEMINI m Roman 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) m Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY.
GENADI m Bulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
GENĀDIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
GENE m English
Short form of EUGENE.
GENGHIS m History
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.
GENKO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENNADI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENNADIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γεννάδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γεννάδας (gennadas) meaning "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GENNADIY m Russian
Russian form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENNARINO m Italian
Diminutive of GENNARO.
GENNARO m Italian
Italian form of JANUARIUS.
GENO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENTIAN m Albanian
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.
GENTIUS m Albanian
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
GENYA m Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
GEOFF m English
Short form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFREY m English, 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]
GEOFFROI m Medieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFROY m French
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORDIE m English
Diminutive of GEORGE.
GEORG m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE in several languages. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
GEORGE m English, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεώργιος (Georgios), which was derived from the Greek word γεωργός (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γῆ (ge) meaning "earth" and ἔργον (ergon) meaning "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]
GEORGEI m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GEORGES m French
French form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
GEORGI m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIE f & m English
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GEORGIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIY m Russian
Russian form of GEORGE.
GEORGO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of GEORGE.
GEORGS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Георгий (see GEORGIY).
GERA m Biblical
Possibly means "a grain" in Hebrew. This was the name of several members of the tribe of Benjamin in the Old Testament.
GERAINT m Welsh, 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.
GÉRALD m French
French form of GERALD.
GERALD m English, 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.
GERALDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
GERALLT m Welsh
Welsh form of GERALD.
GÉRARD m French
French form of GERARD.
GERARD m English, 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.
GERARDO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERASIM m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of GERASIMOS.
GERASIMOS m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek γέρας (geras) meaning "honour, gift". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit who lived near the Jordan River.
GÉRAUD m French
French form of GERALD.
GERBEN m Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bern meaning "bear".
GERBERN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
GERBOLD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bald meaning "bold".
GERD (1) m German, Dutch
Short form of GERHARD.
GEREMIA m Italian
Italian form of JEREMIAH.
GEREON m German, Late Roman
Possibly derived from Greek γέρων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.
GERFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
GERFRIED m German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".
GERGELY m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GREGORY.
GERGŐ m Hungarian
Diminutive of GERGELY.
GERHARD m German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of GERARD.
GERHARDT m German
German variant form of GERARD.
GERLACH m Dutch, 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.
GERLOF m Dutch
Dutch form of GERULF.
GERMAIN m French
French form of GERMANUS.
GERMÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN m Russian
Russian form of GERMANUS (or sometimes of HERMAN).
GERMANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GERMANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.
GERMOGEN m Russian
Russian form of HERMOGENES.
GERMUND m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and mund "protection".
GERNOT m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush".
GERO m German, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "pear".
GEROLAMO m Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
GEROLF m Dutch
Dutch form of GERULF.
GEROLT m Dutch
Dutch form of GERALD.
GERONIMO m History
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.
GERONTIUS m Late Roman
From a Late Latin name that was derived from Greek γέρων (geron) meaning "old man".
GERRIT m Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of GERARD.
GERRY m & f English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERALD, GERARD or GERALDINE.
GERSHOM m Biblical, 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.
GERSHON m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of GERSHOM. This is the name of a son of Levi in the Old Testament.
GERT m German, Dutch
German and Dutch short form of GERHARD.
GERULF m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic ger "spear" and wulf "wolf".
GERVAIS m French
French form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASE m English (Rare)
English form of GERVASIUS. The Normans introduced this name to England in the Middle Ages, though it has since become rare.
GERVÁSIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERVASIUS.
GERVASIUS m Ancient 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.
GERWAZY m Polish
Polish form of GERVASIUS.
GETHIN m Welsh
Means "dark-skinned, swarthy" in Welsh.
GEVORG m Armenian
Armenian form of GEORGE.
GÉZA m Hungarian
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.
GHALIB m Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
GHASSAN m Arabic
Means "youth" in Arabic. This was the name of an Arabian tribe that existed until the 6th century.
GHAYTH m Arabic
Means "rain" in Arabic.
GHENADIE m Romanian
Romanian form of GENNADIUS.
GHEORGHE m Romanian
Romanian form of GEORGE.
GHERARDO m Italian (Archaic)
Italian variant of GERARDO.
GHISLAIN m French
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.
GHIȚĂ m Romanian
Diminutive of GHEORGHE.
GHJASEPPU m Corsican
Corsican form of JOSEPH.
GHJUVAN m Corsican
Corsican form of JOHN.
GHJUVANNI m Corsican
Corsican form of JOHN.
GHOLAM m Persian
Persian form of GHULAM.
GHUFRAN f & m Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GHULAM m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GIACINTO m Italian
Italian form of HYACINTHUS.
GIACOBBE m Italian
Italian form of Iacob (see JACOB).
GIACOMO m Italian
Italian form of Iacomus (see JAMES).
GIAMBATTISTA m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and BATTISTA, given in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
GIAMPAOLO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIAMPIERO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIAN m Italian
Short form of GIOVANNI.
GIANCARLO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and CARLO.
GIANFRANCO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and FRANCO (2).
GIANG f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (giang) meaning "river".
GIANIS m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIANLUCA m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and LUCA (1).
GIANLUIGI m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and LUIGI.
GIANMARCO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and MARCO.
GIANMARIA m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and MARIA.
GIANNI m Italian
Italian short form of GIOVANNI.
GIANNINO m Italian
Diminutive of GIOVANNI.
GIANNIS m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
GIANO m Roman Mythology (Italian)
Italian form of Ianus (see JANUS).
GIANPAOLO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PAOLO.
GIANPIERO m Italian
Combination of GIANNI and PIERO.
GIB m English
Medieval diminutive of GILBERT.
GIDEON m Biblical, 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.
GIDIE m Medieval French
Medieval French form of Aegidius (see GILES).
GID'ON m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GIDON m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GIEDRIUS m Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian giedras meaning "clear, serene".
GIFFARD m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name GEBHARD.
GIJS m Dutch
Short form of GIJSBERT.
GIJSBERT m Dutch
Dutch form of GISBERT.
GIL (1) m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GILES.
GIL (2) m English
Short form of GILBERT and other names beginning with Gil.
GIL (3) m Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILBERT m English, 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.
GILBERTO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GILBERT.
GILCHRIST m Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic phrase giolla Chríost meaning "servant of Christ".
GILDO m Italian
Masculine form of GILDA.
GILEAD m Biblical
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.
GILES m English
From the Late Latin name Aegidius, which is derived from Greek αἰγίδιον (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.
GILGAMESH m Sumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Possibly means "the ancestor is a hero", from Sumerian
GILI f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
GILLES m French
French form of GILES.
GILLESPIE m Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gille Easbaig or Irish Giolla Easpuig both meaning "servant of the bishop".
GILLIS m Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of GILES.
GILROY m Irish, 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".
GILTBERT m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gild "sacrifice, value" and beraht "bright".
GINO m Italian
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
GINTARAS m Lithuanian
Means "amber" in Lithuanian.
GINTAUTAS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian ginti meaning "to defend" and tauta meaning "people, nation".
GIO m Georgian
Short form of GIORGI.
GIÒ m & f Italian
Short form of GIOVANNI and other names beginning with Gio.
GIOACCHINO m Italian
Italian form of JOACHIM.
GIOACHINO m Italian
Italian form of JOACHIM. A famous bearer was the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).
GIOBBE m Biblical Italian
Italian form of JOB.
GIOELE m Italian
Italian form of JOEL.
GIONA m Italian
Italian form of JONAH.
GIONATA m Italian
Italian form of JONATHAN.
GIORDANO m Italian
Italian form of JORDAN.
GIORGI m Georgian
Georgian form of GEORGE. This was the name of several kings of Georgia.
GIORGINO m Italian
Diminutive of GIORGIO.
GIORGIO m Italian
Italian form of GEORGE.
GIORGOS m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Georgios (see GEORGE).
GIOSUÈ m Italian
Italian form of JOSHUA.
GIOTTO m Italian
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.
GIOVANNI m Italian
Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). This name has been very common in Italy since the late Middle Ages, as with other equivalents of John in Europe. The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of the name.
GIOVE m Roman Mythology (Italian)
Italian form of Iovis (see JOVE). This is the Italian name for the Roman god Jupiter.
GIRALDO m Italian
Italian form of GERALD.
GIRISHA m Hinduism
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.
GIROLAMO m Italian
Italian form of JEROME.
ĢIRTS m Latvian
Latvian form of GERARD.
GISBERT m German, 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".
GISELBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISELMUND m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements gisil meaning "hostage, pledge" and mund meaning "protection".
GISILBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GILBERT.
GISILFRID m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gisil "hostage" and frid "peace".
GISLENUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gislin (see GHISLAIN).
GISLIN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GHISLAIN.
GISMUND m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a variant of GISELMUND or SIGISMUND using shortened forms of the initial element.
GIUANNE m Sardinian
Sardinian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
GIULIANO m Italian
Italian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
GIULIO m Italian
Italian form of JULIUS.
GIUSEPPE m Italian
Italian form of JOSEPH. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a military leader who united Italy in the 19th century.
GIUSI m & f Italian
Short form of GIUSEPPE or GIUSEPPA.
GIUSTINO m Italian
Italian form of JUSTIN.
GIUSTO m Italian
Italian form of JUSTUS.
GIVI m Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
GJERGJ m Albanian
Albanian form of GEORGE.
GJON m Albanian
Albanian form of JOHN.
GJORD m Swedish (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GJORGJI m Macedonian
Macedonian form of GEORGE.
GJURD m Norwegian (Rare)
Contracted form of GUÐFRIÐR.
GLADWIN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name GLÆDWINE.
GLÆDWINE m Anglo-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.
GLANVILLE m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was taken from a Norman place name, which possibly meant "domain of (a person named) Gland" in Old French.
GLAUCIA m & f Ancient Roman
Latin form of GLÁUCIO.
GLÁUCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman cognomen Glaucia, which was derived from Latin glaucus "bluish grey", ultimately from Greek.
GLAUCO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GLAUCUS.
GLAUCUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Γλαῦκος (Glaukos), a name meaning "bluish grey". This was the name of a Greek sea god, as well as other characters in Greek legend.
GLAW m & f Welsh
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
GLEB m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Old Norse name Guðleifr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and leifr "heir".
GLEN m Scottish, English
Variant of GLENN.
GLENDOWER m Welsh
Anglicized form of GLYNDWR.
GLENN m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". A famous bearer of the surname was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
GLIGOR m Macedonian
Macedonian form of GREGORY.
GLOOSCAP m New 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.
GLYN m Welsh
Means "valley" in Welsh.
GLYNDWR m Welsh
From a Welsh surname that 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.
GLYNN m Welsh
Variant of GLYN.
GNAEUS m Ancient 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.
GOBÁN m Irish
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).
GOBIND m Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
GOBINDA m Bengali
Bengali form of GOVINDA.
GOCHA m Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Georgian dialectal word meaning "old man".
GODA (1) m & f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
GODABERT m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and beraht "bright".
GODASCALC m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GOTTSCHALK.
GODDARD m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the Germanic given name GODEHARD.
GODEFROY m French
French form of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODEHARD m Ancient 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.
GODFREY m English
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.
GODFRIED m Dutch
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GODOFREDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GODFREY.
GODRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Means "god's ruler", derived from Old English god combined with ric "ruler, mighty". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman Conquest.
GODTFRED m Norwegian
Norwegian form of GODFREY.
GODWINE m Anglo-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.
GOEMON m History
Meaning unknown. His name is composed of the kanji (go) meaning "five", (not pronounced) meaning "right-hand, west", (e) meaning "guard, protect", and (mon) meaning "gate, door". This was the name of a semi-legendary 16th-century samurai who stole from the rich to give to the poor. After a failed assassination attempt on the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he was boiled alive.
GOFFREDO m Italian
Italian form of GODFREY.
GOFRAIDH m Irish
Irish form of GODFREY.
GOGA m Georgian
Diminutive of GIORGI.
GOGI m Georgian
Diminutive of GIORGI.
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.
GOIBNIU m Irish 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.
GOJKO m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
From Slavic gojiti meaning "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
GÖKER m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and er meaning "brave man".
GÖKHAN m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
GÖKSU m & f Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
GOLIATH m Biblical, 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.
GOLSHAN f & m Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
GOLYAT m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GOLIATH.
GOLZAR m & f Persian
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
GOMA m Ancient Germanic
Older form of GOMES.
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.
GOMES m Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
GONÇAL m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of GONZALO.
GONÇALO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GONZALO.
GONZALO m Spanish
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of gund meaning "war" and a second element of unknown meaning (with the spelling influenced by Latin salvus "safe"). Saint Gonzalo was an 11th-century bishop of Mondoñedo in Galicia, Spain.
GOODWIN m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the given name GODWINE.
GOPALA m Hinduism
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.
GOPINATH m Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
GOPINATHA m Hinduism
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.
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