Masculine Names

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WILBERT m Dutch
Means "bright will", derived from the Germanic elements wil "will, desire" and beraht "bright".
WILBUR m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from the nickname Wildbor meaning "wild boar" in Middle English. This name was borne by Wilbur Wright (1867-1912), one half of the Wright brothers, who together invented the first successful airplane. Wright was named after the Methodist minister Wilbur Fisk (1792-1839).
WILBURN m English
From a surname that was probably originally derived from an unknown place name. The second element corresponds with Old English burne "stream".
WILEY m English
From a surname that was derived from various English place names: towns named WILLEY or the River WYLYE.
WILF m English
Short form of WILFRED.
WILFORD m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "willow ford" in Old English.
WILFRED m English
Means "desiring peace" from Old English wil "will, desire" and friþ "peace". Saint Wilfrid was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
WILFREDO m Spanish
Spanish form of WILFRED.
WILFRID m English
Variant of WILFRED.
WILFRIED m German
German cognate of WILFRED.
WILFRIÐ m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of WILFRED.
WILHEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of WILLIHARD.
WILHELM m German, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of WILLIAM. This was the name of two German emperors. It was also the middle name of several philosophers from Germany: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), who was also a notable mathematician.
WILHELMUS m Dutch
Latinized form of WILHELM. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
WILKIE m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from a diminutive of the given name WILLIAM.
WILKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILKY m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILL m English
Short form of WILLIAM or other names beginning with Will. A famous bearer is American actor Will Smith (1968-), whose full name is Willard.
WILLABERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WILBERT.
WILLAHELM m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WILLIAM.
WILLAMAR m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and mari "famous".
WILLARD m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name WILLIHARD (or the Old English cognate Wilheard).
WILLEM m Dutch
Dutch form of WILLIAM. Willem the Silent, Prince of Orange, was the leader of the Dutch revolt against Spain that brought about the independence of the Netherlands. He is considered the founder of the Dutch royal family. In English he is commonly called William of Orange.
WILLI m German
Diminutive of WILHELM.
WILLIAM m English
From the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". Saint William of Gellone was an 8th-century cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England in the 11th century. It was later borne by three other English kings, as well as rulers of Scotland, Sicily (of Norman origin), the Netherlands and Prussia.... [more]
WILLIE m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of WILLIAM. A notable bearer is the retired American baseball player Willie Mays (1931-).
WILLIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of WILFRED.
WILLIHAD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and hadu "battle, combat". This was the name of an 8th-century saint active in Frisia and Saxony.
WILLIHARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and hard "brave, hardy".
WILLIRIC m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and ric "power, rule".
WILLIS m English
From an English surname that was derived from Will, a diminutive of WILLIAM.
WILLKA m Native American, Aymara
Means "sun" in Aymara.
WILLOUGHBY m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "willow town" in Old English.
WILLY m & f English, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WILMǢR m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of WILLAMAR.
WILMER m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name WILMǢR.
WILMOT m & f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of WILLIAM". The surname was borne by Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), the American president during World War I.
WILT m English
Short form of WILTON. This name was borne by basketball player Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999).
WILTON m English
From a surname that was derived from the names of several English towns. The town names mean variously "willow town", "well town" or "town on the River Wylye" in Old English. The river name is itself of Celtic origin, possibly meaning "tricky".
WIM m Dutch, German
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
WINCENTY m Polish
Polish form of VINCENT.
WINDSOR m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.
WINE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English wine "friend".
WINFIELD m English
From a surname that originated from various English place names, themselves derived from Old English winn "meadow, pasture" and feld "field".
WINFRED m English
Means "friend of peace" from the Old English elements wine "friend" and friþ "peace". This was the birth name of the 8th-century missionary Saint Boniface. It became rare after the Norman Conquest, though it was revived in the 19th century.
WINFRIED m German
German form of WINFRED.
WINFRIÐ m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of WINFRED.
WINIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of WINFRIÐ.
WINOC m Breton, French
Variant of GWENNEG.
WINSLOW m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hill belonging to WINE". A famous bearer of this name was American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910).
WINSTON m English
From a surname derived from an English place name, which was in turn derived from the Old English given name WYNNSTAN. A famous bearer was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the British prime minister during World War II. This name was also borne by the fictional Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's 1949 novel '1984'.
WINTHROP m English
From a surname that was originally taken from town names meaning either "WINE's village" or "WIGMUND's village" in Old English.
WINTON m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "enclosure belonging to WINE" in Old English.
WIRA m Indonesian, Malay
Means "hero" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit वीर (vira).
WIREMU m Maori
Maori form of WILLIAM.
WISCHARD m Old Norman
Norman form of GUISCARD.
WISDOM f & m English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
WIT m Polish
Polish form of VITUS or WIDO.
WITEK m Polish
Diminutive of WITOLD.
WITOŁD m Polish (Archaic)
Polish variant of WITOLD.
WITOLD m Polish, German
Polish form of VYTAUTAS. Alternatively it could be derived from the Germanic name WIDALD.
WŁADEK m Polish
Diminutive of WŁADYSŁAW.
WŁADYSŁAW m Polish
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.
WŁODEK m Polish
Diminutive of WŁODZIMIERZ.
WŁODZIMIERZ m Polish
Polish cognate of VLADIMIR.
WOB m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element wald meaning "rule".
WOBBE m & f Frisian
Variant and feminine form of WOB.
WODAN m Germanic Mythology
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).
WODEN m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN). The day of the week Wednesday is named for him.
WOJCIECH m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred in the 10th century.
WOJTEK m Polish
Diminutive of WOJCIECH.
WOLF m German, Jewish, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.
WOLFGANG m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wulf meaning "wolf" and gang "path". Two famous bearers of this name were Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
WOLFRAM m German
Derived from the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf" combined with hramn "raven".
WÖLLEM m Limburgish
Limburgish form of WILLIAM.
WOLODYMYR m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Володимир (see VOLODYMYR).
WOLTER m Dutch
Dutch variant form of WALTER.
WOODIE m English
Variant of WOODY.
WOODROW m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "row of houses by a wood" in Old English. This name was popularized by American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
WOODY m English
Either a diminutive of WOODROW, or else from a nickname derived from the English word wood. A famous bearer is film director Woody Allen (1935-).
WOO-JIN m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 우진 (see U-JIN).
WORKNEH m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "you are gold", from Amharic ወርቅ (warq) meaning "gold".
WOUT m Dutch
Short form of WOUTER.
WOUTER m Dutch
Dutch form of WALTER.
WRIGHT m English
From an occupational surname meaning "craftsman", ultimately from Old English wyrhta. Famous bearers of the surname were the Wright brothers (Wilbur 1867-1912 and Orville 1871-1948), the inventors of the first successful airplane, and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), an American architect.
WU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or () meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled ) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
WUBBE m Frisian, Dutch
Variant of WOB.
WULF m German
Variant of WOLF.
WULFNOÐ m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and noð "boldness, daring". This name became rare after the Norman Conquest.
WULFRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ULRIC.
WULFSIGE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and sige "victory".
WULFSTAN m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and stan "stone".
WULLEM m Limburgish
Limburgish form of WILLIAM.
WUM m Limburgish
Short form of WULLEM.
WYATT m English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval given name WYOT. Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) was an American lawman and gunfighter involved in the famous shootout at the OK Corral.
WYBERT m Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigberht, composed of the elements wig "battle" and beorht "bright".
WYMOND m Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigmund, composed of the elements wig "battle" and mund "protector".
WYN m Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwyn meaning "blessed, white, fair".
WYNFOR m Welsh
Variant of GWYNFOR.
WYNN m Welsh
Variant of WYN.
WYNNE (1) m & f Welsh
Variant of WYN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
WYNNE (2) m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name WINE.
WYNNSTAN m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wynn "joy" and stan "stone".
WYOT m Medieval English
Middle English form of the Old English name Wigheard, composed of the elements wig "battle" and heard "brave, hardy".
WYSTAN m English (Rare)
From the Old English name Wigstan, composed of the elements wig "battle" and stan "stone". This was the name of a 9th-century Anglo-Saxon saint. It became rare after the Norman Conquest, and in modern times it is chiefly known as the first name of the British poet W. H. Auden (1907-1973).
XABI m Basque
Basque diminutive of XAVIER.
XABIER m Basque, Galician
Basque and Galician form of XAVIER.
XACOBE m Galician
Galician form of JACOB (or JAMES).
XAIME m Galician
Galician form of JAMES.
XANDE m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
XANDER m Dutch, English (Modern)
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).
XANDINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ALEXANDRE.
XANTHIPPOS m Ancient Greek
From the Greek elements ξανθος (xanthos) "yellow" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian general.
XANTHOS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
From Greek ξανθος (xanthos) meaning "yellow". This is the name of several figures, mostly minor, in Greek mythology.
XANTI m Basque
Basque form of SANTIAGO.
XAVER m German
German form of XAVIER.
XAVI m Catalan
Catalan diminutive of XAVIER.
XAVIER m English, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish (Archaic)
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) who was borne in a village of this name. He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries. His surname has since been adopted as a given name in his honour, chiefly among Catholics.
XENAGORAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek historian.
XENOCRATES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ξενοκρατης (Xenokrates), which was derived from ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest" and κρατος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.
XENON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest".
XENOPHON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξενος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" and φωνη (phone) meaning "voice". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Greek historian.
XERXES m History
Greek form of the Persian name Khshayarsha, which meant "ruler over heroes". This was a 5th-century BC king of Persia, the son of Darius the Great. He attempted an invasion of Greece, which ended unsuccessfully at the battle of Salamis.
XESÚS m Galician
Galician form of JESUS, used as a personal name.
XHAFER m Albanian
Albanian form of JAFAR.
XIA m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
XIÁN m Galician
From Xulián, the Galician form of JULIAN.
XIANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
XIMENO m Medieval Spanish
Medieval Spanish or Basque name of uncertain meaning. It is possibly a form of SIMON (1), though it may in fact derive from Basque seme meaning "son".
XIMO m Catalan
Valencian diminutive of JOAQUIM.
XIMUN m Basque
Basque form of XIMENO.
XINYI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
XOÁN m Galician
Galician form of JOHN.
XOCHIPILLI m Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "flower prince" in Nahuatl. He was the Aztec god of love, flowers, song and games, the twin brother of Xochiquetzal.
XOEL m Galician
Galician form of JOEL.
XOLANI m Southern African, Zulu
Means "peace" in Zulu.
XOSÉ m Galician
Galician form of JOSEPH.
XQUENDA m & f Native American, Zapotec
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
XUÂN m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
XUAN m Asturian
Asturian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
XUE f & m Chinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
XULIO m Galician
Galician form of JULIUS.
XUN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
XURXO m Galician
Galician form of GEORGE.
XWM m Hmong
Means "second son" in Hmong.
XYSTOS m Late Greek
Greek form of SIXTUS.
YACHIN m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YADON m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAFE m & f Hebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFE m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
YAĞMUR f & m Turkish
Means "rain" in Turkish.
YAGO m Spanish
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YAHUI f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAHVEH m Theology
Variant of YAHWEH.
YAHWEH m Theology
A name of the Hebrew God, represented in Hebrew by the Tetragrammaton ("four letters") יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), which was transliterated into Roman script as Y H W H. Because it was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God, it was only written and never spoken, which resulted in the original pronunciation becoming lost. The name may have originally been derived from the old Semitic root הוה (hawah) meaning "to be" or "to become".
YAHYA m Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Yochanan (see JOHN). This name honours John the Baptist, a prophet in Islam.
YAIR m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American)
Hebrew form of JAIR, as well as a Spanish variant.
YAKIM m Russian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
YAKIV m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YAKOV m Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and an alternate transcription of Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (see YAAKOV).
YAKUB m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic يعقوب (see YAQUB).
YAKUP m Turkish
Turkish form of JACOB.
YALÇIN m Turkish
Means "steep" in Turkish.
YALE m Welsh
From a Welsh surname, which was itself derived from a place name meaning "fertile upland" (from Welsh ial).
YAM m Semitic Mythology
Means "sea" in Ugaritic. Yam was the Ugaritic god of the sea, also associated with chaos, storms and destruction. He was a son of the chief god El.
YAMA (1) m Hinduism
Means "twin" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of death. He is also regarded as the first mortal being, or in other words, the first person to die. This name is related to Persian Jam.
YAMA (2) m Pashto
Pashto form of JAM.
YAMANU m Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AMON.
YAMATO m Japanese
From YAMATO, an ancient name for Japan. It can also refer to the Yamato period in Japanese history, which lasted into the 8th century. The individual kanji are meaning "great" and meaning "harmony".
YAMIKANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
YAMIN m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAMIN.
YAN (1) m Belarusian
Belarusian variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YAN (2) f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yàn) meaning "beautiful, gorgeous" (which is usually only feminine) or (yán) meaning "cliff, rocks", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar fashion.
YANCY m English
From a surname, which was an Americanized form of the Dutch surname Jansen meaning "JAN (1)'s son".
YANG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YANICK m & f Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANIS m Greek, French
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιανης (see GIANIS). It is also used in France, in part inspired by the Breton names YANN and YANNIC.
YANIV m Hebrew
Means "he will prosper" in Hebrew.
YANKEL m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
YANKO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of YOAN (2).
YANN m Breton, French
Breton form of JOHN.
YANNI m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννη (see GIANNI).
YANNIC m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNICK m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNIG m & f Breton
Diminutive of YANN or YANNA (2).
YANNIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννης (see GIANNIS).
YAO m Western African, Ewe
Means "born on Thursday" in Ewe.
YAQOOB m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic يعقوب (see YAQUB).
YAQUB m Arabic
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
YA'RAH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARDEN m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARED m Biblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YARIK m Russian
Russian diminutive of YAROSLAV.
YAROGNEV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
YAROMIL m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
YAROMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
YARON m Hebrew
Means "to sing, to shout" in Hebrew.
YAROPOLK m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAV m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVA f & m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YAŞAR m Turkish
Means "lives, inhabits" in Turkish.
YASEN m Bulgarian
Means both "ash tree" and "clear, serene" in Bulgarian.
YASER m Persian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of YASIR, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
YASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
YASHA m Russian
Russian diminutive of YAKOV.
YASİN m Turkish
Turkish form of YASIN.
YASIN m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Quran (surah Ya Sin).
YASIR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
YASSER m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic ياسر (see YASIR) or Persian یاسر (see YASER).
YASU f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
YATING f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAVOR m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JAVOR.
YAVUZ m Turkish
Means "stern, grim" in Turkish.
YAW m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAWAN m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAVAN.
YAXKIN m Native American, Mayan
Means "sun" in Mayan.
YAZHU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YECHI'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YECHIEL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEFET m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAPHETH.
YEFIM m Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ευφεμιος (Euphemios), the masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
YEFREM m Russian
Russian form of EPHRAIM.
YEGOR m Russian
Russian form of GEORGE.
YEHIEL m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יְחִיאֵל (see YECHIEL).
YEHOCHANAN m Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHOWAH m Theology
Variant spelling of YAHWEH.
YEHU' m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDA m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of YEHUDAH.
YE-JUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (ye) meaning "art, talent, craft" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome", as well as other hanja combinations.
YEMELYAN m Russian
Russian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
YEONG f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters that are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.
YEONG-CHEOL m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-GI m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper" and (gi) meaning "rise, stand up, begin". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
YEONG-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", (yeong) meaning "reflect light" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "bright, luminous, clear, hoary". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-HWAN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous". Other hanja combinations are possible as well.
YEONG-SU m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YERED m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERMOLAI m Russian
Russian form of HERMOLAOS.
YERUSLAN m Folklore
From Tatar Uruslan, which was possibly from Turkic arslan meaning "lion". Yeruslan Lazarevich is the name of a hero in Russian and Tatar folktales. These tales were based on (or at least influenced by) Persian tales of their hero Rostam.
YESHA'YAHU m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHAYAHU m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUA m Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Bible. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
YEVGEN m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Євген (see YEVHEN).
YEVGENI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).
YEVGENIY m Russian
Russian form of EUGENE.
YEVGENY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see YEVGENIY).
YEVHEN m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEVHENIY m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEZEKAEL m Breton
Breton form of Iudicael (see JUDICAËL).
YI f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YIANNI m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννη (see GIANNI).
YIANNIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιαννης (see GIANNIS).
YIDEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yiddish יודאל (see YUDEL).
YİĞİT m Turkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
YIJUN m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YILDIRIM m Turkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish.
YILMAZ m Turkish
Means "dauntless, intrepid" in Turkish.
YIMA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAM.
YIMA KSHAETA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
YIN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YIORGOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιωργος (see GIORGOS).
YISRA'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISRAEL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISROEL m Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.