Masculine Names

gender
usage
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.
Gigi 2 m Italian
Diminutive of Luigi and other names containing gi.
Gijs m Dutch
Short form of Gijsbert.
Gijsbert m Dutch
Dutch form of Gisbert.
Gil 1 m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish 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 English 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 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.
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 (Archaic), 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".
Ginés m Spanish
Spanish form of Genesius.
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.
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 (Rare)
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 (Italianized)
Italian form of Iovis (see Jove). This is the Italian name for the Roman god Jupiter.
Giraldo m Italian (Rare)
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 Hieronymos (see 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 from Persian گیو (Giv), the name of a hero from the 10th-century epic the Shahnameh.
Gjergj m Albanian
Albanian form of George.
Gjon m Albanian
Albanian form of John.
Gjorgji m Macedonian
Macedonian form of George.
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, Portuguese, Spanish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish 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 (Rare)
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.
Godzilla m Popular Culture
From Japanese ゴジラ (Gojira), a blend of ゴリラ (gorira) meaning "gorilla" and (kujira) meaning "whale". This is the name of a massive reptilian monster from a series of Japanese movies, starting 1954.
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.
Gojira m Popular Culture
Japanese form of Godzilla.
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".
Goku m Literature, Popular Culture
Japanese calque of Wukong, referring to the Monkey King. Starting in 1984 it was used by Akira Toriyama for the hero in the Dragon Ball manga, and subsequently in several animated television series and video games.
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.
Gollum m Literature
The name of a villainous creature in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit (1937). The book explains he was named Gollum from the swallowing sound he made in his throat. The sequel The Lord of the Rings (1954) tells that he was originally a hobbit named Sméagol.
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.
Goraidh m Scottish
Scottish form of Godfrey.
Göran m Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of George.
Gøran m Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of George.
Goran m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora meaning "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.
Gord m English
Short form of Gordon.
Gordan m Serbian, Croatian
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).
Gorden m English
Variant of Gordon.
Gordian m History
From the Roman cognomen Gordianus meaning "from Gordium", Gordium being the capital of Phrygia in Asia Minor. This is the name by which three Roman emperors are known.
Gordie m English
Diminutive of Gordon. A famous bearer was Canadian hockey star Gordie Howe (1928-2016).
Gordon m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that 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.
Gordy m English
Diminutive of Gordon.
Gore m English (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-).
Ġorġ m Maltese
Maltese form of George.
Gorgi m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Ѓорѓи (see Gjorgji).
Gorka m Basque
Basque form of George.
Goro m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 五郎 (see Gorō).
Gorō m Japanese
From Japanese (go) meaning "five" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fifth son. Different combinations of kanji are also possible.
Goronwy m Welsh, 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.
Gorou m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 五郎 (see Gorō).
Gosse m Medieval French
Old French form of Gozzo.
Gösta m Swedish
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Göstav m Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Gostislav m Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
Goswin m Dutch (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements gaut "Geat, Goth" and win "friend".
Gotama m Hinduism
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 borne by an early Indian philosopher who wrote the Nyaya Sutras.
Göte m Swedish
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Gauti, derived from gautr meaning "Geat, Goth".
Goteleib m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
Gottfrid m Swedish
Swedish form of Godfrey.
Gottfried m German
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.
Gotthard m German
German form of Godehard.
Gotthilf m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gotthold m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "lovely". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gottlob m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gottschalk m German (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.
Gotzon m Basque
Means "angel" in Basque.
Goutam m Bengali
Usual Bengali transcription of Gautam.
Govad m Persian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
Govannon m Welsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of Goibniu.
Govinda m Hinduism, 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.
Goyathlay m Indigenous 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.
Goyo m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Gregorio.
Gozzo m Ancient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Geats or Goths.
Graciano m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Gracjan m Polish
Polish form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Grady m Irish, English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.
Graeme m Scottish, English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of Graham.
Graham m Scottish, 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.
Grahame m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Graham.
Granit m Albanian
Means "granite" in Albanian, from Italian granito, ultimately derived from Latin granum meaning "grain".
Grant m English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname that 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.
Granville m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman place name Grainville.
Gratian m History
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.
Gratien m French
French 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.
Grayson m English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".
Graziano m Italian
Italian form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Gréagóir m Irish
Irish form of Gregory.
Greer f & m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name Gregor.
Greg m English
Short form of Gregory.
Grega m Slovene
Slovene form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Greger m Swedish
Swedish form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregers m Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Danish and Norwegian form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregg m English
Short form of Gregory.
Grégoire m French
French form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregor m German, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of Gregorius (see Gregory). A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
Gregório m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregorio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregorios m Late Greek
Ancient Greek form of Gregory.
Grégory m French
French form of Gregory.
Gregory m English
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγόριος (Gregorios), derived from γρήγορος (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]
Greig m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of Gregory.
Grenville m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Granville.
Gresham m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "grazing homestead" in Old English.
Grey m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Gray.
Grga m Croatian
Short form of Grgur.
Grgur m Croatian
Croatian form of Gregory.
Grier m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Greer.
Griffin m English
Latinized form of Gruffudd. This name can also be inspired by the English word griffin, a creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, ultimately from Greek γρύψ (gryps).
Griffith m Welsh
Anglicized form of Gruffudd.
Grigol m Georgian
Georgian form of Gregory.
Grigor m Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian form of Gregory. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
Grigore m Romanian
Romanian form of Gregory.
Grigori m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy).
Grigorii m Russian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy), as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
Grigorijs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gregory.
Grigorios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Gregory.
Grigoris m Greek
Modern Greek form of Gregory.
Grigoriy m Russian
Russian form of Gregory. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
Grigory m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy).
Grimaldo m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Grimwald.
Grimwald m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements grim "mask" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
Griogair m Scottish
Scottish form of Gregory.
Grisha m Russian
Diminutive of Grigoriy.
Gronw m Welsh
Variant of Goronwy.
Grosvenor m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
Grover m English
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program Sesame Street.
Grozdan m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
Gruffud m Welsh
Variant of Gruffudd.
Gruffudd m Welsh
From the Old Welsh name Grippiud, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.
Gruffydd m Welsh
Variant of Gruffudd.
Grwn m Welsh
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
Grzegorz m Polish
Polish form of Gregory.
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.
Guálter m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Walter.
Gualterio m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Walter.
Gualtiero m Italian
Italian form of Walter.
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.
Guarin m Medieval French
Norman French form of Warin.
Guda m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودة (see Juda).
Gudbrand m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
Gudina m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
Gudmund m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
Guerino m Italian
Italian form of Warin.
Guglielmo m Italian
Italian form of William.
Gui m Portuguese
Short form of Guilherme.
Guido m Italian, German
Latinized form of Wido. This was the name of two 11th-century saints. Other notable bearers include 11th-century music theorist Guido d'Arezzo, 13th-century poet Guido Cavalcanti, and 17th-century painter Guido Reni.
Guifré m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Wilfred. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
Guilherme m Portuguese
Portuguese form of William.
Guillaume m French
French form of William.
Guillem m Catalan
Catalan form of William.
Guillermo m Spanish
Spanish form of William.
Guim m Catalan
Short form of Guillem.
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.
Guiscard m Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, from Old Norse vizkr "wise" and the Old French pejorative suffix -ard (from Frankish hard "brave, hardy"). This was the byname of Robert Guiscard, an 11th-century Norman conqueror of Sicily.
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.
Gul m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
Gulbahar f & m Urdu
Urdu form of Golbahar.
Gulbrand m Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see Gudbrand).
Gulshan m Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of Golshan.
Gulzar m & f Urdu
Urdu form of Golzar.
Gumarich m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "ruler, mighty".
Gunārs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gunnar.
Günay f & m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
Gundhram m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Guntram.
Gundisalvus m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of Gonzalo.
Gunnar m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of Günther). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
Gunne m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
Gunner m English (Modern)
English variant of Gunnar, influenced by the vocabulary word gunner.
Gunni m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Gunne.
Günter m German
Variant of Günther.
Gunter m German
Variant of Günther.
Günther m German, Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic name Gundahar, derived from the elements gund "war" and hari "army, warrior". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century Burgundian king. He appears in the Germanic saga the Nibelungenlied, which has him wooing the Icelandic queen Brünhild. He wins her hand in marriage with the help of the hero Siegfried. He ultimately betrays Siegfried, but Siegfried's widow Kriemhild (Günther's sister) takes her revenge upon him.
Gunther m German
Variant of Günther.
Guntram m German
Means "war raven" from the Germanic elements gund "war" and hramn "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king.
Guntur m Indonesian
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
Gunvald m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "power, leader, ruler".
Guo m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
Gurdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".