Masculine Names

gender
usage
Narses m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Persian name Narseh, which was derived from Avestan Nairyosangha. This name was borne by a Byzantine general of Armenian descent who helped restore Italy to the Roman Empire during the reign of Justinian I in the 6th century.
Naruhito m Japanese
From Japanese (naru) meaning "virtue" and (hito) meaning "compassionate". Naruhito (1960-) is the current emperor of Japan. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Nascimbene m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name meaning "born well".
Naseem m & f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم or Urdu نسیم (see Nasim).
Naseer m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see Nasir).
Nash m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from the Middle English phrase atten ash "at the ash tree". A famous bearer of the surname was the mathematician John Nash (1928-2015). The name was popularized in the 1990s by the television series Nash Bridges.
Nasib m Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
Nasim m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
Nasir m Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
Nasser m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see Nasir).
Nassim m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم (see Nasim).
Nat m & f English
Short form of Nathan, Nathaniel, Natalie and other names beginning with Nat.
Natale m Italian
Masculine form of Natalia.
Natalino m Italian
Diminutive of Natale.
Natalio m Spanish
Masculine form of Natalia.
Natalius m Late Roman
Masculine form of Natalia (see Natalie).
Natan m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Polish
Hebrew and Polish form of Nathan.
Natanael m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Nathanael.
Natanail m Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nathanael.
Nate m English
Short form of Nathan or Nathaniel.
Nathan m English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
Nathanaël m French
French form of Nathanael.
Nathanael m Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el) meaning "God has given", from the elements נָתַן (natan) meaning "to give" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". It is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament, typically spelled Nethanel or Nethaneel. In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle, probably another name of the apostle called Bartholomew.
Nathanahel m Biblical Latin
Form of Nathanael used in the Latin Bible.
Nathaniel m English, Biblical
Variant of Nathanael. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter, was a famous bearer of this name.
Naum m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nahum.
Navdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Naveed m Persian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see Navid).
Naveen m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नवीन, Kannada ನವೀನ್, Telugu నవీన్, Tamil நவீன் or Malayalam നവീൻ (see Navin).
Navid m Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
Navin m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
Navneet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit नव (nava) meaning "new, fresh" and नित्य (nitya) meaning "eternal".
Nayden m Bulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
Nazaire m French (Rare)
French form of Nazarius.
Nazar m Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of Nazarius.
Nazaret f & m Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
Nazario m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Nazarius.
Nazarius m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "from Nazareth". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name was borne by several early saints, including a man martyred with Celsus in Milan.
Nazariy m Ukrainian, Russian (Rare)
Ukrainian and Russian form of Nazarius.
Nazih m Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
Nazım m Turkish
Turkish form of Nazim.
Nazim m Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "organizer" in Arabic.
Nazzareno m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
Ndidi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "patience" in Igbo.
Neacel m Scottish
Scottish form of Nicholas.
Neal m English
Variant of Neil.
Nebil m Turkish
Turkish form of Nabil.
Nebo m Biblical
Form of Nabu used in the Old Testament.
Nebojša m Serbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
Nebrod m Biblical Greek
Form of Nimrod used in the Greek Old Testament.
Nebuchadnezzar m Babylonian (Anglicized), Biblical
From נְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר (Nevukhadnetzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Nabu-kudurri-usur meaning "Nabu protect my eldest son", derived from the god's name Nabu combined with kudurru meaning "eldest son" and an imperative form of naṣāru meaning "to protect". This name was borne by a 12th-century BC king of the Babylonian Empire. It was also borne by a 6th-century BC king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. He captured Jerusalem, and ultimately destroyed the city's temple and deported many of its citizens, as told in the Old Testament.
Nechtan m Irish Mythology, Ancient Celtic
Celtic name of uncertain meaning, possibly meaning "damp" (cognate with Neptune). In Irish mythology Nechtan was the husband of Boand, the goddess of the River Boyne. This name was also borne by the 5th-century Saint Nectan of Hartland in Devon, who was supposedly born in Ireland. It was also the name of several kings of the Picts.
Neculai m Romanian
Romanian variant form of Nicholas.
Ned m English
Diminutive of Edward or Edmund. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.
Nedelcho m Bulgarian
Masculine form of Nedelya.
Nedeljko m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
Nedelko m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Nedeljko.
Nedim m Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of Nadim.
Nedyalko m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Nedeljko.
Neelam f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see Nilam).
Neely m English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
Neemias m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Nehemiah used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Neer m Limburgish
Short form of Reneer.
Neeraj m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see Niraj).
Neferkare m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian nfr-kꜣ-rꜥ meaning "the soul of Ra is beautiful", from nfr "beautiful, perfect" combined with kꜣ "soul" combined with the name of the god Ra. This name was borne by several Egyptian pharaohs.
Nehemiah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
Neifion m Welsh
Welsh form of Neptune.
Neil m Irish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
Neilos m Greek Mythology, Late Greek
Greek name of the Nile River, possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". In Greek mythology he was the god of the Nile, the son of Okeanos and Tethys.... [more]
Neirin m Welsh
Older form of Aneirin.
Neizan m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of Nathan, reflecting the English pronunciation.
Nejc m Slovene
Diminutive of Jernej.
Nekoda m Biblical
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.
Nektarios m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek νέκταρ (nektar) meaning "nectar, drink of the gods".
Nelinho m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of Manuel.
Nello m Italian
Short form of names ending in nello, such as Brunello or Antonello.
Nels m Danish (Rare)
Danish variant of Nils.
Nelson m English
From an English surname meaning "son of Neil". It was originally given in honour of the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet, but was himself killed. Another notable bearer was the South African statesman Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Mandela's birth name was Rolihlahla; as a child he was given the English name Nelson by a teacher.
Nelu m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Ion 1.
Nemanja m Serbian
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.
Nemo m Literature
Means "nobody" in Latin. This was the name used by author Jules Verne for the captain of the Nautilus in his novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870). It was later used for the title character (a fish) in the 2003 animated movie Finding Nemo.
Nenad m Serbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song Predrag and Nenad this is the name of Predrag's brother.
Neno m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of Nenad.
Neo 1 f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
Neo 2 m Various
From the prefix meaning "new", ultimately derived from Greek νέος (neos).
Neofit m Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Neophytos.
Neofytos m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Neophytos.
Neon m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νέος (neos) meaning "new".
Neophytos m Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word that was derived from νέος (neos) meaning "new" and φυτόν (phyton) meaning "plant".
Neoptolemus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτόλεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νέος (neos) meaning "new" combined with an Epic Greek form of πόλεμος (polemos) meaning "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
Neptune m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds". Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
Neptuno m Roman Mythology (Hispanicized, Portuguese-style)
Spanish and European Portuguese form of Neptune.
Nereo m Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Italian and Spanish form of Nereus.
Nereus m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρός (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
Nergüi m & f Mongolian
Means "no name" in Mongolian. This name was traditionally given in order to mislead bad spirits.
Neriah m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of Yahweh" in Hebrew, from נֵר (ner) meaning "lamp, light" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
Nerio m Italian
Possibly a variant of Nereo.
Nermin m & f Bosnian, Turkish, Arabic (Egyptian)
From Persian نرم (narm) meaning "soft, gentle". It is typically masculine in Bosnian, and feminine in Turkish and Arabic.
Nero 1 m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which was probably of Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigorous". It was borne most infamously by a tyrannical Roman emperor of the 1st century.
Nero 2 m Italian
Short form of Raniero.
Nerses m Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see Narses). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
Nerva m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
Nesim m & f Turkish
Turkish form of Nasim.
Néstor m Spanish
Spanish form of Nestor.
Nestor m Greek Mythology, Russian
Means "returner, homecomer" in Greek, from νέομαι (neomai) meaning "to return". In Homer's Iliad this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies.
Nestore m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Nestor.
Nestori m Finnish
Finnish form of Nestor.
Neta f & m Hebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
Netan'el m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Nathanael.
Netanel m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Nathanael.
Nethaneel m Biblical
Form of Nathanael used in some versions of the Old Testament.
Nethanel m Biblical
Form of Nathanael used in some versions of the Old Testament.
Nethaniah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
Netuno m Roman Mythology (Portuguese-style)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Neptune.
Nevada f & m English
From the name of the American state, which means "snow-capped" in Spanish.
Nevan m Irish
Anglicized form of Naomhán.
Neven m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of Nevena.
Neville m English (British)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Norman French. As a given name it is chiefly British and Australian.
Nevio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
Newt m English
Short form of Newton.
Newton m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
Nezih m Turkish
Turkish form of Nazih.
Ngải m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".
Ngawang m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
Ngọc f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
Ngozi f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
Nguyên m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
Nhung f & m Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
Niall m Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of Neil.
Nic m English
Short form of Nicholas, or sometimes Dominic.
Nicanor m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish
From the Greek name Νικάνωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
Niccolò m Italian
Italian form of Nicholas. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
Nicholas m English
From the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and λαός (laos) meaning "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
Niĉjo m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of Nicholas.
Nick m English, Dutch
Short form of Nicholas.
Nicky m & f English
Diminutive of Nicholas or Nicole.
Nico m Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of Nicholas (or sometimes Nicodemus).
Nicodemo m Italian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Nicodemus.
Nicodemus m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικόδημος (Nikodemos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
Nicol 1 m Scottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of Nicholas. This was the middle name of character in the novel Rob Roy (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
Nicola 1 m Italian
Italian form of Nicholas. A notable bearer was the 13th-century sculptor Nicola Pisano.
Nicolaas m Dutch
Dutch form of Nicholas.
Nicolae m Romanian
Romanian form of Nicholas.
Nicolai m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant form of Nicholas.
Nicolao m Italian (Rare)
Italian variant form of Nicholas.
Nicolaos m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Νικόλαος (see Nikolaos).
Nicolás m Spanish
Spanish form of Nicholas.
Nicolas m French
French form of Nicholas.
Nicolau m Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of Nicholas.
Nicolaus m German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see Nicholas). This form is also used in Germany as a variant of Nikolaus.
Nicolò m Italian
Italian variant form (particularly Sicilian) of Nicholas.
Nicu m Romanian
Diminutive of Nicolae.
Nicușor m Romanian
Diminutive of Nicolae.
Niek m Dutch
Short form of Nicolaas.
Niels 1 m Danish
Danish form of Nicholas. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
Niels 2 m Dutch
Dutch short form of Cornelius.
Nigel m English
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of Neil. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel The Fortunes of Nigel (1822).
Nigul m Estonian
Estonian form of Nicholas.
Nihal 2 m Indian, Hindi
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
Nii m Western African, Ga
From a Ga word used as a masculine royal title.
Niillas m Sami
Sami form of Nils.
Niilo m Finnish
Finnish form of Nicholas.
Nika 1 f & m Russian
Russian short form of Veronika and other names ending in nika. It can also be a short form of Nikita 1 (masculine).
Nika 3 m Georgian
Diminutive of Nikoloz.
Nikandr m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Nikandros.
Nikandros m Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian from Colophon.
Nikanor m Ancient Greek, Russian (Rare)
Greek and Russian form of Nicanor.
Nīkau m Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
Nikephoros m & f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and φέρω (phero) meaning "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
Niketas m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητής (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
Nikhil m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
Nikias m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
Nikica m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of Nikola 1.
Nikifor m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nikephoros.
Nikita 1 m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of Niketas. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
Niklaus m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Nicholas.
Niklāvs m Latvian
Latvian variant form of Nicholas.
Niko m Finnish, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian, German
Finnish form of Nicholas, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.
Nikodem m Polish
Polish form of Nicodemus.
Nikodim m Russian
Russian form of Nicodemus.
Nikola 1 m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Basque, Medieval Slavic
Form of Nicholas in several languages. Note, in Czech this is also a feminine name (see Nikola 2).
Nikolaas m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant of Nicolaas.
Nikolai m Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Николай (see Nikolay).
Nikolaj m Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of Nicholas.
Nikolajs m Latvian
Latvian form of Nicholas.
Nikolao m Esperanto
Esperanto form of Nicholas.
Nikolas m Greek, English
Variant of Nikolaos (Greek) or Nicholas (English).
Nikolasz m Hungarian (Modern)
Hungarian form of Nicholas. This form is a modern adaptation (based on the spelling in English or another foreign language), as opposed to the traditional form Miklós.
Nikolaus m German
German form of Nicholas.
Nikolay m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Nicholas. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
Nikolče m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Nicholas.
Nikolche m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Николче (see Nikolče).
Nikollë m Albanian
Albanian form of Nicholas.
Nikoloz m Georgian
Georgian form of Nicholas.
Nikomachos m Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle". This was the name of both the father and son of the Greek philosopher Aristotle. It was also borne by a 2nd-century Greek mathematician.
Nikomedes m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and μήδεα (medea) meaning "plans, counsel, cunning". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
Nikon m Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory".
Nikora m & f Maori
Maori form of Nicholas or Nicole.
Nikos m Greek
Greek short form of Nikolaos.
Nikostratos m Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νίκη (nike) meaning "victory" and στρατός (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century.
Nikša m Croatian
Diminutive of Nikola 1.
Nikusha m Georgian
Diminutive of Nikoloz.
Nil m & f Catalan, Russian (Rare), Turkish
Catalan and Russian form of Neilos (and the Nile River). This name was borne by a 15th-century Russian saint, Nil Sorsky. As a Turkish name it is feminine, and comes directly from the Turkish name for the river.
Nilam f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
Nilas m Sami
Sami form of Nils.
Niles m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name Neil.
Nilo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Neilos (and also of the Nile River).
Nils m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Nicholas.
Nima 1 f & m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
Nima 2 m Persian
Persian name of uncertain meaning, possibly "just, fair" or "half moon".
Nimat f & m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of Nima 1.
Nimród m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nimrod.
Nimrod m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.... [more]
Ninad m Indian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
Ning f & m Chinese
From Chinese (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Ninian m Scottish, Irish, Ancient Celtic
Meaning unknown. It appears in a Latinized form Niniavus, which could be from the Welsh name Nynniaw. This was the name of a 5th-century British saint who was apparently responsible for many miracles and cures. He is known as the Apostle to the Picts.
Nino 1 m Italian
Short form of Giannino, Antonino and other names ending in nino.
Ninos m Ancient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from the name of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria. According to Greek historians this was the name of the husband of Semiramis and the founder of Nineveh. In actuality he does not correspond to any known Assyrian king, and is likely a composite character named after the city.
Ninoslav m Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
Ninurta m Sumerian Mythology, Semitic Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lord" and 𒅁 (urta) meaning "ear of barley". In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Ninurta was a god of agriculture, hunting and healing, later associated with war. He was also called Ningirsu, though they may have originally been separate deities.
Nioclás m Irish
Irish form of Nicholas.
Nir m Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
Niraj m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
Nirav m Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
Nirmal m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
Nis m Danish
Contracted form of Nils or Niels 1.
Nishant m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
Nishat m & f Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
Nisus m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Virgil's Aeneid, this was the name of the son of the Trojan Hyrtacus (himself mentioned in the Iliad, though Nisus is not). In the Aeneid Nisus is the friend of Euryalus. After Euryalus is captured by the Rutuli, both are slain when Nisus attempts to save him.
Nithin m Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of Nitin.
Nitin m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
Nitya f & m Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
Nitzan m & f Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
Niv m Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
Niven m Scottish
Anglicized form of Naomhán.
Nixon m English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of Nick". It was borne by the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
Nizar m Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".
Njål m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Njáll.
Njáll m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see Neil). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
Njinga m & f Central African, Mbundu
Possibly from a Bantu root meaning "to twist, to wrap" (kujinga in Kimbundu), alluding to the wrapping of the umbilical cord around the neck of the newborn. This name was borne by kings and queens of the African kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, notably a 17th-century queen of Ndongo who resisted the Portuguese.
Njord m Norse Mythology, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare)
From Old Norse Njǫrðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigorous". Njord was the Norse god associated with the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir gods.
Njǫrðr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Njord.
Nkemdilim m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
Nkosana m Southern African, Xhosa
Means "prince" in Xhosa.
Nkruma m & f Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
Nnamdi m Western African, Igbo
Means "my father is alive" in Igbo. This name is given to a child when it is believed that he is a reincarnation of his grandfather.
Noa 2 m Croatian, Hawaiian, French
Croatian and Hawaiian form of Noah 1, as well as a French variant.
Noach m Hebrew, Dutch (Rare), Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of Noah 1.
Noah 1 m English, German, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, repose", derived from the root נוּחַ (nuach). According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and animals of each species to survive the Great Flood. After the flood he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. He was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.... [more]
Noak m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Noah 1.
Noam m & f Hebrew, French
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
Noble m English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
Noboru m Japanese
From Japanese (noboru) meaning "rise, ascend" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
Nobu m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust", (nobu) meaning "prolong, stretch", or other kanji and kanji combinations. It is sometimes a short form of longer names beginning with this sound.
Noburu m Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (noburu) meaning "extend, stretch" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
Nobutoshi m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" and (toshi) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Nobuyuki m Japanese
From Japanese (nobu) meaning "trust" or (nobu) meaning "extend, stretch, open" combined with (yuki) meaning "row, line" or (yuki) meaning "happiness". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
Noe m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Noah 1 used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
Noè m Italian, Biblical Italian
Italian form of Noah 1.
Noël m French
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
Noel m & f English
English form of Noël or Noëlle (rarely).
Noga f & m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Nogah, usually used as a feminine name.
Nogah m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament.
Noham m French (Modern)
French variant of Noam.
Nojus m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Noah 1.
Nöl m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of Arnold.