Masculine Names

gender
usage
Min-Su m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
Mintxo m Basque
Basque diminutive of Firmin.
Miodrag m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
Miomir m Serbian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Miquel m Catalan
Catalan form of Michael.
Miraç m Turkish
Turkish form of Miraj.
Miraj m Arabic
Means "place of ascent" in Arabic.
Miran m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mirče m Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
Mircea m Romanian
Romanian form of Mirče. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
Mirche m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see Mirče).
Mirco m Italian
Italian variant of Mirko.
Mirek m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of Miroslav and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Mirko m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of Miroslav and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
Miro m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Miroslav.
Miron 1 m Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of Myron.
Miron 2 m Hebrew
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.
Miroslav m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
Mirosław m Polish
Polish form of Miroslav.
Mirsad m Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning "watchtower" or Persian meaning "ambush".
Mirza m Persian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Miša m & f Serbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of Mihailo, Miroslav and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
Misha m Russian
Russian diminutive of Mikhail.
Mishka m Russian
Russian diminutive of Mikhail.
Misho m Georgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of Mikheil and a Bulgarian diminutive of Mihail.
Misi m Hungarian
Diminutive of Mihály.
Mis'id m Arabic
Variant of Mus'ad.
Miska m Finnish
Diminutive of Mikael.
Miško m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of Mihailo, Mihael, Miroslav and other names beginning with a similar sound.
Mislav m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
Mistefa m Kurdish
Kurdish form of Mustafa.
Mitch m English
Short form of Mitchell.
Mitchell m English
From a surname, itself derived from the given name Michael or in some cases from Middle English michel meaning "big, large".
Mithat m Turkish
Turkish form of Midhat.
Mithra m Persian Mythology
Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, covenant, agreement". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.
Mithridates m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of Mithra". This was the name (in Greek) of several kings of Parthia and Pontus.
Mitică m Romanian
Diminutive of Dumitru. This is the name of a character in early 20th-century stories by the Romanian author Ion Luca Caragiale.
Mitja m Slovene
Slovene form of Mitya.
Mitra 1 m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of Mithra. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
Mitsuaki m Japanese
From Japanese (mitsu) meaning "light" and (aki) meaning "bright, luminous". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Mitul m Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
Mitxel m Basque
Basque form of Michael.
Mitya m Russian
Diminutive of Dmitriy or Mitrofan.
Mladen m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
Mnason m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
Mo f & m English
Short form of Maureen, Maurice, Morris and other names beginning with a similar sound.
Moab m Biblical
Means "of his father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Lot. He was the ancestor of the Moabites, a people who lived in the region called Moab to the east of Israel.
Moacir m Indigenous American, Tupi
Possibly means "son of pain" in Tupi. This is the name of the son of Iracema and Martim in the novel Iracema (1865) by José de Alencar.
Moana f & m Maori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
Mochán m Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch meaning "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Modestas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Modestus.
Modeste m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Modestus.
Modesto m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Modestus.
Modestus m Late Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
Modou m Western African
Short form of Mamadou.
Modu m History
Possibly a Middle Chinese form of the old Turkic honorific bagatur meaning "hero, warrior". Modu Chanyu was a 3rd-century BC ruler of the Xiongnu, a people from Mongolia.
Moe 1 m English
Short form of Maurice or Morris, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
Moerani m & f Tahitian
From Tahitian moe "sleep" and rani "heaven, sky".
Mogens m Danish
Danish form of Magnus.
Mohamed m Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi), Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see Muhammad), as well as the Dhivehi form of Muhammad chiefly used in Egypt and Algeria. This is also the usual Dhivehi transcription.
Mohammad m Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tatar
Persian form of Muhammad, as well as an alternate transcription for Arabic and several other languages.
Mohammed m Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد or Bengali মুহাম্মদ (see Muhammad).
Mohana m & f Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
Mohandas m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god Mohana combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.
Mohinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Mahendra used by Sikhs.
Moimir m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Mojmír.
Moïse m French
French form of Moses.
Moisés m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Moses.
Moisey m Russian
Russian form of Moses.
Moishe m Yiddish
Yiddish form of Moses.
Mojmír m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning "my" and miru meaning "peace" or "world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia.
Mokhammad m Tatar
Tatar form of Muhammad.
Mokhammat m Tatar
Tatar form of Muhammad.
Mokhmad m Chechen
Chechen form of Muhammad.
Mokhtar m Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian, Malay
Northern African, Persian and Malay form of Mukhtar.
Momchil m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) meaning "boy".
Momir m Serbian
Serbian form of Mojmír.
Moncho m Spanish
Diminutive of Ramón.
Monet f & m Various
From a French surname that was derived from either Hamon or Edmond. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Mongkut m Thai
Means "crown" in Thai.
Monroe m & f Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
Montague m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "pointed mountain" in French. In Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596) this is the surname of Romeo and his family.
Montana f & m English (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
Monte m English
Either a diminutive of Montgomery or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
Montgomery m English
From an English surname meaning "Gumarich's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
Monty m English
Variant of Monte.
Moos m Dutch
Dutch short form of Mozes.
Mór 2 m Hungarian (Archaic)
Short form of Móric or a Hungarian form of Maurus.
Mor f & m Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
Moran f & m Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
Moray m Scottish
Variant of Murray.
Morcant m Ancient Welsh
Old Welsh form of Morgan 1.
Mordecai m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of Marduk" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
Mordechai m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מָרְדֳּכַי or מָרְדְּכַי (see Mordecai).
Mordokhay m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Mordecai.
Mordred m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From Welsh Medraut, possibly from Latin moderatus meaning "controlled, moderated". In Arthurian legend Mordred was the illegitimate son (in some versions nephew) of King Arthur. Mordred first appears briefly (as Medraut) in the 10th-century Annales Cambriae, but he was not portrayed as a traitor until the chronicles of the 12th-century Geoffrey of Monmouth. While Arthur is away he seduces his wife Guinevere and declares himself king. This prompts the battle of Camlann, which leads to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur.
Moreno m Italian, Spanish
Derived from Italian moro or Spanish moreno meaning "dark-skinned".
Morgan 1 m & f Welsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
Móric m Hungarian (Archaic)
Hungarian form of Maurice.
Moritz m German
German form of Maurice.
Morley m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally from an Old English place name meaning "marsh clearing".
Morpheus m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μορφή (morphe) meaning "shape", referring to the shapes seen in dreams. In Greek mythology Morpheus was the god of dreams.
Morris m English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of Maurice.
Mort m English
Short form of Morton or Mortimer.
Morten m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Martin.
Morteza m Persian
Persian form of Murtada.
Mortimer m English
From an English surname that was derived from the name of a town in Normandy, itself meaning "dead water, still water" in Old French.
Morton m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
Morty m English
Diminutive of Morton or Mortimer.
Mose m German (Rare)
German form of Moses.
Moses m English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh), which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10).... [more]
Moshe m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Moses.
Mosi m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
Moss m English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of Moses.
Mostafa m Persian
Persian form of Mustafa.
Mostyn m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "moss town" in Old English.
Mot m Semitic Mythology
Means "death" in Ugaritic. This was the name of the Ugaritic god of death and the lord of the netherworld. He was a son of the supreme god El.
Motel m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of Mordecai. This is the name of a character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964).
Moti m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
Motiejus m Lithuanian
Older Lithuanian form of Matthew.
Motke m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of Mordecai.
Motya m & f Russian
Diminutive of Matvey or Matrona.
Mouses m Biblical Greek
Greek form of Moses.
Moussa m Arabic, Western African
Alternate transcription of Arabic موسى (see Musa), as well as the form commonly used in western Africa.
Moustafa m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic مصطفى (see Mustafa).
Moustapha m Western African
Form of Mustafa used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Mowgli m Literature
Created by Rudyard Kipling for a character in The Jungle Book (1894) and its sequel (1895), in which Mowgli is a feral boy who was raised by wolves in the jungle of central India. His name, given to him by his adopted wolf parents, is said to mean "frog" in the stories, though Kipling admitted the name was made up.
Moysei m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Moses.
Moyses m Biblical Latin
Variant Latin form of Moses. This spelling is used in some versions of the Vulgate.
Mózes m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Moses.
Mozes m Dutch
Dutch form of Moses.
Mphatso m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
Mpho m & f Southern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".
Mstislav m Czech (Rare), Russian (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
Mtendere m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
Mu m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
Mubin m Arabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
Mubiru m Eastern African, Ganda
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a figure in Ganda mythology associated with forests and hunting.
Mücahit m Turkish
Means "fighter" in Turkish.
Mudiwa f & m Southern African, Shona
Means "beloved, darling" in Shona.
Mufaddal m Arabic
Means "preferred" in Arabic.
Muhamad m Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Indonesian, Malay and Avar variant of Muhammad.
Muhamadkhan m Avar
Combination of Muhamad and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
Muhamed m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Muhammad.
Muhamet m Albanian
Albanian form of Muhammad.
Muhammad m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Uzbek, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praised, commendable" in Arabic, derived from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Islamic belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Quran. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
Muhammadu m Western African, Hausa, Fula
Hausa and Fula form of Muhammad.
Muhammed m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of Muhammad, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Muhammet m Turkish
Turkish form of Muhammad.
Muhemmet m Uyghur
Uyghur form of Muhammad.
Muhsin m Arabic, Turkish
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
Muhtar m Turkish
Turkish form of Mukhtar.
Muir m Scottish
From a surname that was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "moor, fen". It also means "sea" in Scottish Gaelic.
Muirchertach m Irish
Means "mariner" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish high king.
Muiredach m Irish
Means "lord" in Irish. This was the name of several legendary and historical kings of Ireland.
Muiris m Irish
Irish form of Maurice.
Mujo m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of Mustafa.
Mukesha m Hinduism
Means "ruler of Muka" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, given to him because he killed Muka, a demon in the form of a wild boar.
Mukhamed m Kazakh
Kazakh form of Muhammad.
Mukhammed m Kazakh
Kazakh form of Muhammad.
Mukhtar m Arabic, Urdu, Kazakh
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
Mukul m Indian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
Mümin m Turkish
Turkish form of Mumin.
Mumin m Arabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
Mümtaz m Turkish
Turkish form of Mumtaz.
Mumtaz m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinguished" in Arabic. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631).
Munashe m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona, derived from ishe meaning "lord, God".
Mundi m Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names ending with the element mundr "protection".
Mundzuk m Medieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of Bendegúz.
Mungo m Scottish
Possibly derived from Welsh mwyn "gentle, kind". This was a nickname of the 6th-century Saint Kentigern.
Münir m Turkish
Turkish form of Munir.
Munir m Arabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
Munro m Scottish
Variant of Monroe.
Munroe m Scottish
Variant of Monroe.
Munyaradzi m Southern African, Shona
Means "comforter, consoler" in Shona, from nyaradza "to make quiet, to console".
Murad m Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
Murali m Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
Murat m Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of Murad.
Murchadh m Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
Murdo m Scottish
Anglicized form of Muireadhach or Murchadh.
Murdoch m Irish
Anglicized form of Muiredach.
Murphy m & f Irish, English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of Murchadh".
Murray m Scottish, English
From a surname, which is either Scottish or Irish in origin (see Murray 1 and Murray 2).
Murrough m Irish
Anglicized form of Murchadh.
Murtada m Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic. This is an epithet of Ali, the fourth caliph.
Murtagh m Irish
Anglicized form of Muirchertach or Muiredach.
Murtaz m Georgian
Georgian form of Murtada.
Murtaza m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of Murtada, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Murugan m Hinduism, Tamil
Possibly from a Dravidian word meaning "youth". This is the name of a Tamil war god identified with Skanda.
Musa m Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Moses.
Mus'ad m Arabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
Muscowequan m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "hard quill" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
Mustafa m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "the chosen one" in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Mustapha m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic مصطفى (see Mustafa).
Mu'tamid m Arabic
Means "relying on, leaning on" in Arabic. Al-Mu'tamid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph. This was also the name of an 11th-century Abbadid ruler of Seville, who was a patron of the arts and a poet.
Mu'tasim m Arabic
Means "taking refuge in" in Arabic.
Mwangi m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "rapid expansion" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations. The Mwangi generation started around the beginning of the 20th century and lasted for about 30 years.
Mwenye m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
Myeong m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
Myghal m Cornish
Cornish form of Michael.
Mykhail m Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of Michael.
Mykhailo m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Michael.
Mykhaylo m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Михайло (see Mykhailo).
Mykola m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Nicholas.
Mykolas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Michael.
Mykyta m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Niketas.
Myles 1 m English
Variant of Miles.
Myles 2 m Greek Mythology
Probably from Greek μύλη (myle) meaning "mill". This was the name of a king of Laconia in Greek mythology.
Myrddin m Welsh Mythology
Original Welsh form of Merlin.
Myron m English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μύρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
Myroslav m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Miroslav.
Myung m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Myeong).
Naaji m Arabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
Nabil m Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
Nabopolassar m Babylonian (Anglicized)
From the Akkadian name Nabu-apla-usur meaning "Nabu protect my son", derived from the god's name Nabu combined with aplu meaning "son, heir" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This was the name of a 7th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire, the first of the Chaldean dynasty.
Nabu m Semitic Mythology
Possibly from a Semitic root meaning "to announce". This was the name of an Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom, letters and writing.
Nace m Slovene
Variant of Ignac.
Nacho m Spanish
Diminutive of Ignacio.
Naci m Turkish
Turkish form of Naaji.
Nacio m Spanish (Rare)
Short form of Ignacio.
Nadab m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
Nadav m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Nadab.
Nadeem m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see Nadim).
Nader m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نادر (see Nadir).
Nadim m Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
Nadir m Arabic, Turkish
Means "rare" in Arabic.
Naël m French
Possibly a short form of Nathanaël or Gwenaël.
Naevius m Ancient Roman
Latin form of Nevio.
Nagendra m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lord of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (naga) meaning "snake" (also "elephant") combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
Nagi m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيّ (see Naji).
Nagib m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيب (see Najib).
Nahor m Biblical
Means "snorting" in Hebrew. Nahor is the name of both the grandfather and a brother of Abraham in the Old Testament.
Nahuel m Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "jaguar" in Mapuche.
Nahum m Biblical
Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
Naiche m Indigenous American, Apache
Means "mischief maker" in Apache. This name was borne by a 19th-century Chiricahua Apache chief, the son of Cochise.
Nail m Arabic, Turkish, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
Na'im m Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
Naim m Turkish
Turkish form of Na'im.
Nairyosangha m Persian Mythology
Derived from Avestan nairyo "male" and sangha "word". Nairyosangha was a Zoroastrian Yazata (or angel) who served as a messenger for Ahura Mazda.
Najden m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Nayden.
Naji m Arabic
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. This can also be another way of transcribing the name ناجي (see Naaji).
Najib m Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
Najm m Arabic
Means "star" in Arabic.
Nala 1 m Hinduism
Means "stem" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a king of the Nishadha people in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.
Nālani f & m Hawaiian
Means "the heavens" or "the chiefs" from Hawaiian , a definite article, and lani "heaven, sky, chief".
Naldo m Italian (Rare)
Short form of names ending in naldo, such as Rinaldo or Arnaldo.
Nam m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nam) meaning "south".
Nana 4 m & f Western African, Akan
From an Akan word used as a title of a monarch.
Nanabozho m New World Mythology
Means "my rabbit" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology Nanabozho (also called Wenabozho) is the name of a trickster spirit.
Nand m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of Nanda.
Nanda m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.
Nándor m Hungarian
Originally this was a Hungarian word referring to a Bulgarian people that lived along the Danube. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian short form of Ferdinand.
Nanna 2 m Sumerian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Sumerian god of the moon. He was the son of Enlil and the husband of Ningal.
Nanook m Indigenous American, Inuit
Variant of Nanuq. This was the (fictional) name of the subject of Robert Flaherty's documentary film Nanook of the North (1922).
Nanuq m Indigenous American, Inuit
Means "polar bear" in Inuktitut.
Nao f & m Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight, direct" or from a combination of (na), a phonetic character, and (o) meaning "center". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
Naoise m Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, presumably of Gaelic origin. In Irish legend he was the young man who eloped with Deirdre, the beloved of Conchobhar the king of Ulster. Conchobhar eventually succeeded in having Naoise murdered, which caused Deirdre to die of grief.
Naoki m Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight, direct" and (ki) meaning "tree", as well as other combinations of different kanji with the same pronunciations.
Naomhán m Irish, Scottish
Means "little saint", derived from Irish naomh "saint" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Naomi 2 f & m Japanese
From Japanese (nao) meaning "straight, direct" and (mi) meaning "beautiful" (usually feminine) or (mi) meaning "self" (usually masculine). Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Naoum m Biblical Greek
Form of Nahum used in the Greek Old Testament.
Naphtali m Biblical
Means "my struggle, my strife" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Napier m English (Rare)
From an English and Scots surname meaning "linen keeper" in Middle English, from Old French nappe "table cloth".
Napoleon m History, English
From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. The etymology is uncertain, but it is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic mythology to refer to the keepers of a hoard of treasure (often identified with the Burgundians). Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
Napoleone m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Napoleon. Besides the French emperor, it was borne by the 14th-century cardinal Napoleone Orsini and the Italian writer and politician Napoleone Colajanni (1847-1921).
Naqi m Arabic
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
Naram-Sin m Akkadian
Means "beloved of Sin", from Akkadian narāmu and the god's name Sin. This was the name of a 23rd-century BC ruler of the Akkadian Empire, the grandson of Sargon.
Naranbaatar m Mongolian
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
Narayan m Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of Narayana.
Narayana m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
Narayanan m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of Narayana.
Narcís m Catalan
Catalan form of Narcissus. This is also the Catalan word for the narcissus flower.
Narciso m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Narcissus. This is also the word for the narcissus flower in those languages.
Narcisse m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Narcissus. This is also the French word for the narcissus flower.
Narcissus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Late Roman, Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Νάρκισσος (Narkissos), possibly derived from νάρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness". Narkissos was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who stared at his own reflection for so long that he eventually died and was turned into the narcissus flower.... [more]
Narcyz m Polish
Polish form of Narcissus. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
Narek m Armenian
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
Narendra m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra, used here to mean "lord".
Narinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Narendra used by Sikhs.