Masculine Names

gender
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Stef m Dutch
Short form of Stefanus.
Štefan m Slovak, Slovene
Slovak and Slovene form of Stephen.
Ștefan m Romanian
Romanian form of Stephen.
Stefán m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Stephen.
Stefan m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of Stephen used in several languages.
Stefano m Italian
Italian form of Stephen.
Stefanos m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Στέφανος (see Stephen).
Stefans m Latvian
Latvian form of Stephen.
Stefanu m Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Corsican form of Stephen, as well as the Old Church Slavic form.
Stefanus m Dutch
Official Dutch form of Stephen, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
Stefek m Polish
Polish diminutive of Stefan.
Steffan m Welsh
Welsh form of Stephen.
Steffen m Low German, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Low German and Danish form of Stephen.
Stein m Norwegian
Norwegian cognate of Sten.
Steinar m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Steinarr, derived from the elements steinn "stone" and arr "warrior".
Steingrímur m Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Steingrímr, derived from the elements steinn "stone" and grímr "mask".
Steinn m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Sten.
Stelian m Romanian
Romanian form of Stylianos.
Stelios m Greek
Variant of Stylianos.
Stellan m Swedish
Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Old Norse stilling "calm", or perhaps of German origin.
Sten m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Estonian
Derived from the Old Norse name Steinn meaning "stone".
Štěpán m Czech
Czech form of Stephen.
Stepan m Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Stephanos (see Stephen).
Stepane m Georgian
Georgian form of Stephanos (see Stephen).
Steph f & m English
Short form of Stephanie or Stephen.
Stephan m German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of Stephen.
Stéphane m French
French form of Stephen.
Stephanos m Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of Stephen. In Modern Greek it is usually transcribed Stefanos.
Stephen m English, Biblical
From the Greek name Στέφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown, wreath", more precisely "that which surrounds". Saint Stephen was a deacon who was stoned to death, as told in Acts in the New Testament. He is regarded as the first Christian martyr. Due to him, the name became common in the Christian world. It was popularized in England by the Normans.... [more]
Steponas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Stephen.
Sterling m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".
Stevan m Serbian
Serbian form of Stephen.
Steve m English
Short form of Steven. A notable bearer was American technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011).
Steven m English, Dutch
Medieval English variant of Stephen, and a Dutch variant of Stefan. The filmmaker Steven Spielberg (1946-), director of E.T. and Indiana Jones, is a famous bearer of this name.
Stevie m & f English
Diminutive of Stephen or Stephanie. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
Stew m English
Short form of Stewart.
Stewart m English, Scottish
From a surname that was a variant Stuart.
Stian m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Stígandr.
Stig m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of Stigr.
Stígandr m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "wanderer" in Old Norse.
Stigr m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "path" in Old Norse.
Stijn m Dutch
Short form of Constantijn or Augustijn.
Stiofán m Irish
Irish form of Stephen.
Stipan m Croatian
Croatian form of Stephen.
Stipe m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Stjepan.
Stipo m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Stjepan.
Stirling m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant Sterling. This is the name of a city in Scotland.
Stithulf m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements stiþ "hard, stiff" and wulf "wolf".
Stjepan m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Stephen.
St John m English (British, Rare)
From the title and name of Saint John the Baptist or Saint John the Evangelist (see John).
Stojan m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of Stoyan.
Stojko m Macedonian
Diminutive of Stojan.
Stone m English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
Storm m & f English (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Danish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern)
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English or Old Dutch storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
Stoyan m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian стоя (stoya) meaning "to stand, to stay".
Stoyko m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Stoyan.
Straton m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek στρατός (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek philosopher.
Stribog m Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "flowing god" in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost.
Stu m English
Short form of Stuart.
Stuart m English, Scottish
From an occupational surname originally belonging to a person who was a steward. It is ultimately derived from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". As a given name, it arose in 19th-century Scotland in honour of the Stuart royal family, which produced several kings and queens of Scotland and Britain between the 14th and 18th centuries.
Sture m Swedish, Medieval Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse stura meaning "to be contrary". This was the name of three viceroys of Sweden.
Stylianos m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek στῦλος (stylos) meaning "pillar". Saint Stylianos was a 7th-century hermit from Adrianopolis in Asia Minor who is regarded as a patron saint of children.
Su 2 f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Suad f & m Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad). In Bosnia and Albania it is typically masculine.
Subhash m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
Su-Bin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Subrahmanya m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
Subramaniam m Tamil
Tamil variant of Subrahmanya.
Subramanian m Tamil
Tamil variant of Subrahmanya.
Suchart m Thai
Means "born into a good life" in Thai.
Sudarshan m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "beautiful, good-looking" in Sanskrit, derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with दर्शन (darshana) meaning "seeing, observing".
Sudheer m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Telugu సుధీర్ or Kannada ಸುಧೀರ್ (see Sudhir).
Sudhir m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
Suero m Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of Suerius, probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name composed of an unknown first element combined with hari "army".
Suhail m Arabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
Suharto m Javanese
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "wealth, property" (borrowed into Indonesian as harta). This was the name of an Indonesian general (1921-2008) who seized power to become the country's second president.
Suhayl m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سهيل (see Suhail).
Süheyl m Turkish
Turkish form of Suhail.
Suibhne m Ancient Irish
Means "well-going, pleasant" in Gaelic. This was the name of several figures from early Irish history, including a 7th-century high king and an 8th-century saint. It also appears in the old Irish tale Buile Suibhne (meaning "The Madness of Suibhne") about a king who goes insane after being cursed.
Suibne m Ancient Irish
Older form of Suibhne.
Suijin m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese (sui) meaning "water" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god (or gods) of water, lakes and pools in Japanese mythology.
Sujay m Bengali, Indian, Marathi
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".
Su-Jin f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
Suk m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Seok).
Sukarno m Javanese
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with the name of the mythological hero Karna. Sukarno (1901-1970), who did not have a surname, was the first president of Indonesia.
Sukhbir m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".
Sukhdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Sukhrab m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Sohrab.
Sukhwinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Şükri m Turkish
Turkish form of Shukri.
Sulaiman m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمان (see Sulayman), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
Sulayman m Arabic
Arabic cognate of Solomon.
Suleiman m History
Westernized form of Süleyman.
Süleýman m Turkmen
Turkmen form of Süleyman.
Süleyman m Turkish
Turkish form of Solomon. Süleyman the Magnificent was a sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He expanded Ottoman territory into Europe and Persia, reformed the government, and completed several great building projects.
Sulisław m Polish (Archaic)
From an old Slavic name that was derived from an element meaning "good" combined with slava "glory".
Suljo m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of Süleyman.
Sullivan m English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "little dark eye" in Irish.
Sulo m Finnish
Means "charm, grace" in Finnish.
Sultan m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
Suman m & f Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
Sumantra m Bengali
Means "following good advice", from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मन्त्र (mantra) meaning "instrument of thought, prayer, advice".
Sumeet m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see Sumit).
Sumit m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
Summanus m Roman Mythology
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.
Sumon m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali সুমন (see Suman).
Sunan m & f Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
Sundar m Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of Sundara.
Sundara m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit सुन्दर (sundara) meaning "beautiful". This is the name of several minor characters in Hindu texts, and is also another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
Sunday m & f English (African)
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Sunder m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see Sundar).
Sundri m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Sondre.
Sune m Swedish, Danish
Modern form of Suni.
Sung m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Seong).
Sung-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see Seong-Ho).
Sung-Hoon m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성훈 (see Seong-Hun).
Sung-Hyun m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성현 (see Seong-Hyeon).
Sung-Jin m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see Seong-Jin).
Sung-Min m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성민 (see Seong-Min).
Sung-Soo m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성수 (see Seong-Su).
Suni m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse sunr meaning "son".
Sunil m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
Sunny f & m English
From the English word meaning "sunny, cheerful".
Suraj m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
Surendra m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.
Suresha m Hinduism
Means "ruler of the gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord". This is another name of the Hindu gods Indra, Shiva or Vishnu.
Surinder m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of Surendra used by Sikhs.
Suriya m Thai, Tamil
Thai form of Surya, as well as an alternate Tamil transcription.
Surya m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
Susanoo m Japanese Mythology
Of Japanese origin, possibly meaning "wild male, impetuous male". In Japanese mythology he was the god of storms and the sea, as well as the brother and adversary of the goddess Amaterasu. He was born when Izanagi washed his nose after returning from the underworld. After he was banished from the heavens, he descended to earth and slew an eight-headed dragon.
Sushil m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of Sushila.
Sushila f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
Susila m Indonesian
Indonesian form of Sushila.
Susilo m Javanese
Javanese form of Sushila.
Susumu m Japanese
From Japanese (susumu) meaning "advance, make progress", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
Sutekh m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Seth 2.
Svante m Swedish
Swedish short form of Svantepolk.
Svantepolk m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Svatopluk. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother.
Svarog m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic svar meaning "bright, clear". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology.
Svätopluk m Slovak
Slovak form of Svatopluk.
Svatopluk m Czech
Means "blessed people", derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and pulku "people, host, army". Svatopluk the Great was a 9th-century ruler of Great Moravia, a region centered around the modern Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Svatoslav m Czech
Czech form of Svyatoslav.
Svein m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Sven.
Sveinn m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Sven.
Sven m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn meaning "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Svend m Danish
Danish form of Sven.
Sverre m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Sverrir meaning "wild, swinging, spinning".
Sverrir m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Sverre, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Svetomir m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of Świętomierz.
Svetopolk m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Svatopluk.
Svetovid m Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and vidu "sight, view". This was the name of a four-headed Slavic god of war and light.
Svit m Slovene
Means "dawn" in Slovene.
Svyatoslav m Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory".
Swapan m Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".
Swapnil m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
Swaran m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of Swarna.
Swarna m & f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
Świętomierz m Polish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".
Swiðhun m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Swithin.
Swithin m History
From the Old English name Swiðhun or Swiþhun, derived from swiþ "strong" and perhaps hun "bear cub". Saint Swithin was a 9th-century bishop of Winchester.
Swithun m History
Variant of Swithin.
Syarhey m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Сяргей (see Siarhei).
Syd m & f English
Short form of Sydney.
Sydney f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of the surname Sidney. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
Syed m Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of Sayyid.
Sylvain m French
French form of Silvanus.
Sylvan m English
Either a variant of Silvanus or directly from the Latin word silva meaning "wood, forest".
Sylvester m English, German, Danish
Medieval variant of Silvester. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. A famous bearer is the American actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-).
Sylvestre m French
French form of Silvester.
Sylwester m Polish
Polish form of Silvester.
Symeon m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Old Testament Greek (though occurring rarely in the New Testament) and Latin form of Simeon.
Symeonu m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Simeon.
Symon m Ukrainian (Rare)
Ukrainian form of Simon 1 (mostly ecclesiastical usage).
Szabolcs m Hungarian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Slavic word meaning "marten". It was borne by a leader of the Magyars at the time of Árpád. This is now the name of a region in Hungary.
Szczepan m Polish
Polish form of Stephen.
Szczęsny m Polish (Archaic)
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
Szebasztián m Hungarian
Hungarian variant form of Sebastianus (see Sebastian).
Szilárd m Hungarian
Means "solid, firm" in Hungarian, also used as a Hungarian vernacular form of Constantine.
Szilveszter m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Silvester.
Szymon m Polish
Polish form of Simon 1.
Taalay m Kyrgyz
Means "lucky, happy" in Kyrgyz.
Taaniel m Estonian
Estonian form of Daniel.
Taavet m Estonian
Estonian form of David.
Taavetti m Finnish
Finnish form of David.
Taavi m Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of David.
Tabassum m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Tácito m Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Portuguese and Spanish form of Tacitus.
Tacito m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Tacitus.
Tacitus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "silent, mute" in Latin. This was the name of a 1st-century Roman historian, known for writing the Histories and the Annals.
Tad m English
Short form of Thaddeus.
Tadala m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have been blessed" in Chewa.
Tadas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Thaddeus.
Taddeo m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Thaddeus.
Tadeáš m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Thaddeus.
Tadej m Slovene
Slovene form of Thaddeus.
Tadeo m Spanish
Spanish form of Thaddeus.
Tadesse m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "revived" in Amharic.
Tadeu m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Thaddeus.
Tadeusz m Polish
Polish form of Thaddeus. This name is borne by Tadeusz Soplica, the title character in Adam Mickiewicz's epic poem Pan Tadeusz (1834), which is considered to be the national epic of Poland.
Tadg m Irish
Old Irish form of Tadhg.
Tadhg m Irish, Scottish
Means "poet" in Irish. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht.
Tadhgán m Irish
Diminutive of Tadhg.
Tadija m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Thaddeus.
Taegan f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Teagan.
Tafadzwa m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "we are pleased" in Shona, from fadza meaning "please, make happy".
Tafari m Eastern African (Rare), Amharic (Rare)
Possibly means "he who inspires awe" in Amharic. This name was borne by Lij Tafari Makonnen (1892-1975), also known as Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Rastafarians (Ras Tafari meaning "king Tafari") revere him as the earthly incarnation of God.
Taffy m Welsh
Anglicized form of Dafydd. It has been used as a slang term for a Welshman.
Tage m Danish, Swedish
From the medieval Danish byname Taki, derived from Old Norse taka meaning "to take, to capture".
Taha m Arabic
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Quran (surah Ta Ha).
Taher m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Tahir, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Tahir m Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
Tahmasp m Ancient Persian
Persian form of the Avestan name Takhmaspa, which was derived from takhma "strong, brave, valiant" and aspa "horse". This name was borne by two Safavid shahs of Persia.
Tahmid m Arabic
Means "praising" in Arabic.
Tahmuras m Persian Mythology
Persian form of Avestan Takhma Urupi meaning "strong body". Takhma Urupi is a hero from the Avesta who later appears in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
Tahvo m Finnish (Archaic)
Old Finnish form of Stephen.
Tai m & f Chinese
From Chinese (tài) meaning "very, extreme" or other characters pronounced in a similar way.
Taichi m Japanese
From Japanese (ta) meaning "thick, big, great" and (ichi) meaning "one", in addition to other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Taiki m Japanese
From Japanese (tai) meaning "big, great" and (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Taimo m Estonian
From Estonian taim meaning "plant".
Taisto m Finnish
Means "battle" in Finnish.
Taiwo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "taste the world, taste life" in Yoruba.
Taj m Arabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
Takahiro m Japanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "valuable" or (taka) meaning "filial piety" combined with (hiro) meaning "big, great" or (hiro) meaning "prosperous". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Takara m & f Japanese
From Japanese (takara) meaning "treasure, jewel", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
Takashi m Japanese
From Japanese (takashi) meaning "filial piety", (takashi) meaning "noble, prosperous" or (takashi) meaning "esteem, honour, venerate", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that result in the same pronunciation.
Takehiko m Japanese
From Japanese (take) meaning "military, martial" or (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Takeshi m Japanese
From Japanese (takeshi) meaning "military, martial", (takeshi) meaning "strong, healthy", or other kanji having the same reading.
Taki m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Tage.
Takis m Greek
Short form of Panagiotakis and other names with similar endings.
Takondwa m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we are glad" in Chewa.
Takuma m Japanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" and (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Takumi m Japanese
From Japanese (takumi) meaning "artisan" or (takumi) meaning "skillful". It can also come from (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (mi) meaning "sea, ocean" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
Takuya m Japanese
From Japanese (taku) meaning "expand, open, support" combined with (ya) meaning "also" or (ya), an exclamation. This name can be formed with other kanji combinations as well.
Tal m & f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
Talaat m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طَلعَت (see Tal'at).
Talako m Indigenous American, Choctaw
Means "eagle" in Choctaw.
Tal'at m Arabic
Possibly means "face, sight" in Arabic.
Talât m Turkish
Turkish variant of Talat, using an optional circumflex accent.
Talat m Urdu, Turkish
Urdu and Turkish form of Tal'at.
Talbot m English (Rare)
From a surname that was perhaps derived from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal "to destroy" and bod "message".
Talfryn m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "high hill", derived from Welsh tal "high" and bryn "hill".
Tälgat m Tatar
Tatar form of Tal'at.
Talgat m Kazakh
Kazakh form of Tal'at.
Talib m Arabic
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name may have been Imran.
Taliesin m Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Means "shining brow", derived from Welsh tal "brow" and iesin "shining". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet and bard. In later Welsh legends he is portrayed as a wizard and prophet, or as a companion of King Arthur.
Talip m Turkish
Turkish form of Talib.
Talmai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "furrowed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by both a giant and also the father of King David's wife Maacah.
Talon m English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "talon, claw", ultimately derived (via Norman French) from Latin talus "anklebone".
Tam 1 m Scottish
Scottish short form of Thomas.
Tam 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
Tama m Maori
Means "son, boy" in Maori.
Tamandani m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
Tamás m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Thomas.
Tamati m Maori
Maori form of Thomas.
Tamatoa m Tahitian
From Tahitian tama "child" and toa "warrior".
Tamaz m Georgian
Georgian form of Tahmasp.
Tamazi m Georgian
Form of Tamaz with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Tamerlane m History
Westernized form of Timur i Leng (see Timur).
Tàmhas m Scottish
Scottish form of Thomas.
Tamid m Arabic
Short form of Mu'tamid.
Tamir m Hebrew
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
Tammaro m Italian
Italian form of the Germanic name Thancmar, which was composed of the elements thank "thought" and mari "famous". This was the name of 5th-century saint, a bishop of Atella in Campania, Italy.
Tammuz m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Semitic Mythology
Semitic form of Dumuzi. The name of the god appears in the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament.
Tamrat m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "miracle" in Amharic.
Tancred m Old Norman
Norman form of a Germanic name meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel". This name was common among the medieval Norman nobility of southern Italy. It was borne by a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580).
Tancredi m Italian
Italian form of Tancred. Gioachino Rossini used this name in his opera Tancredi (1813).
Tāne m Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "man" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Tāne was the god of forests and light. He was the son of the sky god Rangi and the earth goddess Papa, who were locked in an embrace and finally separated by their son. He created the tui bird and, by some accounts, man.
Tanel m Estonian
Estonian form of Daniel.
Taneli m Finnish
Finnish form of Daniel.
Taner m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
Tangaroa m Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Polynesian mythology he was the god of the sea, the son of Rangi and Papa. He separated his parents' embrace, creating the earth and the sky.
Tangi m Breton
Breton form of Tanguy.
Tanguy m Breton, French
From Breton tan "fire" and gi "dog". This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint.
Taniel m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Daniel.
Tanner m English
From an English surname meaning "one who tans hides".
Tao m Chinese
From Chinese (tāo) meaning "large waves", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Taonga f & m Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "we are thankful" in Tumbuka.
Tapani m Finnish
Finnish form of Stephen.
Tapio m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. Tapio was the Finnish god of forests, animals, and hunting.
Taranis m Gaulish Mythology
Derived from Celtic taran meaning "thunder", cognate with Þórr (see Thor). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter.
Taras m Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian form of the Greek name Ταράσιος (Tarasios), which possibly means "from Taras". Taras was an Italian city, now called Taranto, which was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC and was named for the Greek mythological figure Taras, a son of Poseidon. Saint Tarasios was an 8th-century bishop of Constantinople. It was also borne by the Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).