Masculine Names

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YORAH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAH.
YORAM m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YORATH m Welsh
Anglicized form of IORWERTH.
YORDAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JORDAN.
YORGOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιώργος (see GIORGOS).
YORI m Japanese
From Japanese (yori) meaning "rely" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
YORICK m Literature, English, Dutch
Altered form of JØRG. Shakespeare used this name for a deceased court jester in his play Hamlet (1600).
YORK m English
From a surname, which was derived from York, the name of a city in northern England. The city name was originally Eburacon, Latinized as Eboracum, meaning "yew" in Brythonic, but it was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic, meaning "pig farm".
YOSHI m & f Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIE f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "reason, case" combined with (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations with the same reading can also form this name.
YOSHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 義郎 (see YOSHIRŌ).
YOSHIRŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and () meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
YOSHIROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 義郎 (see YOSHIRŌ).
YOSIF m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOSEPH.
YOSSEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JOSEPH.
YŌSUKE m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "light, sun, male" or () meaning "ocean" combined with (suke) meaning "forerunner, herald". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
YOSYP m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
YŌTA m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "light, sun, male" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other character combinations are possible.
YOTAM m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOTHAM.
YOUCEF m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF) chiefly used in Algeria.
YOUNES m Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Northern African and Persian form of YUNUS.
YOUNG f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see YEONG).
YOUNG-GI m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영기 (see YEONG-GI).
YOUNG-HO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영호 (see YEONG-HO).
YOUNG-SOO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영수 (see YEONG-SU).
YOUNUS m Urdu
Usual Urdu transcription of YUNUS.
YOURI m Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of YURIY.
YOUSAF m Urdu
Urdu form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YOUSEF m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of YUSUF, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
YOUSSEF m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF).
YOUSUKE m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽介 or 洋介 or 洋右 (see YŌSUKE).
YOUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽太 (see YŌTA).
YRIAN m Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
YRJÄNÄ m Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YRJÖ m Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YSBRAND m Dutch
Variant of IJSBRAND.
YU f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence", () meaning "brave", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
YUDA m Indonesian
Means "war" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha).
YŪDAI m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "hero, manly" and (dai) meaning "big, great, vast", besides other combinations of kanji.
YUDEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JUDAH.
YUHANNA m Arabic
Arabic form of Greek Ioannes (see JOHN).
YŪKI m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUKI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YULI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлий (see YULIY).
YULIAN m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JULIAN.
YULIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIUS.
YŪMA m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "permanence" or () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters that are pronounced in a similar way.
YUN-SEO f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yun) meaning "govern" or (yun) meaning "allow, consent" combined with (seo) meaning "series, sequence", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YUNUEN m & f Native American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
YUNUS m Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
YUNUS EMRE m Turkish
Combination of YUNUS and EMRE, given in reference to the 13th-century poet.
YURA m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of YURIY.
YURI (1) m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий, Ukrainian Юрій or Belarusian Юрый (see YURIY).
YURIY m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of GEORGE. This name was borne by Yuriy Dolgorukiy, a 12th-century Grand Prince of Kiev. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was another famous bearer of this name.
YURY m Russian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий or Belarusian Юрый (see YURIY).
YUSEF m Persian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian یوسف (see YOUSEF) or Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF).
YUSHA m Arabic
Arabic form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA).
YUSİF m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSUF m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Arabic, Turkish and Indonesian form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ÝUSUP m Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSUP m Uyghur
Uyghur and Avar form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YŪTA m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence" or () meaning "brave" combined with (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
YŪTO m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, (to) meaning "person" or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUU m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or (see ).
YUUDAI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 雄大 (see YŪDAI).
YUUKI m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優希 or 悠希 or 優輝 or 悠生 (see YŪKI).
YUUMA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 悠真 or 優真 (see YŪMA).
YUUSUF m Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優太 or 悠太 or 勇太 or 雄大 (see YŪTA).
YUUTO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優斗 or 悠斗 or 悠人 or 悠翔 or 優翔 or 柚翔 or 祐翔 or 勇人 (see YŪTO).
YUVAL m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as both a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
YVAIN m Arthurian Romance
Form of OWAIN used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his Arthurian tales.
YVAN m French
French form of IVAN.
YVES m French
Medieval French form of IVO (1). This was the name of two French saints: an 11th-century bishop of Chartres and a 13th-century parish priest and lawyer, also known as Ivo of Kermartin, the patron saint of Brittany.
YVO m Dutch
Variant of IVO (1).
YVON m French
Medieval diminutive of YVES.
ZAAHIR (1) m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".
ZAAHIR (2) m Arabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara) meaning "clear, evident, manifest, outward". In Islamic tradition الظاهر (al-Zahir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
ZAAL m Georgian
Georgian form of ZAL.
ZAC m English
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACARÍAS m Spanish
Spanish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACARIAS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACCAI m Biblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkai) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ZACCHAEUS m Biblical
From Ζακχαῖος (Zakchaios), the Greek form of ZACCAI. In the New Testament he is a tax collector in Jericho who gives half his possessions to charity.
ZACCHARIAS m Biblical Latin
Form of ZACHARIAS used in the Latin Bible.
ZACCHEUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Zakchaios (see ZACCHAEUS) used in the Vulgate.
ZACH m English
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACHARIAH m English, Biblical
Variant of ZECHARIAH. This spelling is used in the King James Version of the Old Testament to refer to one of the kings of Israel (called Zechariah in other versions).
ZACHARIAS m Biblical, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
ZACHARIASZ m Polish
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACHARIE m French
French form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACHARY m English, Biblical
Usual English form of ZACHARIAS, used in some English versions of the New Testament. This form has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American military commander and president Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
ZACHERY m English
Variant of ZACHARY.
ZACK m English
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACKARY m English
Variant of ZACHARY.
ZACKERY m English
Variant of ZACHARY.
ZADOK m Biblical
Means "righteous" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament, most notably the high priest of Israel during the reigns of David and Solomon. Solomon was anointed by Zadok.
ZAFAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAFER m Turkish
Turkish form of ZAFAR.
ZAHARI m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAHEER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ظهير or زاهر or ظاهر (see ZAHIR).
ZAHER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ظاهر (see ZAAHIR (2)).
ZAHI m Arabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAHID m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIR m Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic زاهر (see ZAAHIR (1)) or ظاهر (see ZAAHIR (2)).
ZAID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زيد (see ZAYD).
ZAIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين (see ZAYN).
ZAINUDDIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين الدين (see ZAYN AD-DIN).
ZAK m English
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZAKARIA m Georgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZACHARIAS, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see ZAKARIYYA).
ZAKARIYA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see ZAKARIYYA).
ZAKARIYYA m Arabic
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKCHAIOS m Biblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZAKHAR m Russian
Russian form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKI m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
ZAKKAI m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZACCAI.
ZAL m Persian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
ZALÁN m Hungarian
Possibly from the name of the region of Zala in western Hungary, itself named for the Zala River. This name used by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in his 1823 epic Zalán Futása.
ZALMAN m Yiddish
Yiddish variant of SOLOMON.
ZALMON m Biblical
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David's mighty men in the Old Testament.
ZAMAN m Arabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ŽAN m Slovene
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
ZAN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZANE (1) m English
From an English surname of unknown meaning. It was introduced as a given name by American author Zane Grey (1872-1939). Zane was in fact his middle name - it had been his mother's maiden name.
ZARAH m Biblical
Form of ZERAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ZARATHUSHTRA m Ancient Persian
Ancient Avestan form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZARATHUSTRA m History
Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.
ŽARKO m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian žar meaning "ember, zeal, fervour".
ZARTOSHT m Persian
Modern Persian form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZAUR m Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
ZAURBEK m Ossetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZÁVIŠ m Czech
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
ZAWAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZAWISZA m Polish (Archaic)
Polish cognate of ZÁVIŠ.
ZAXARIA m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAYD m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.
ZAYDEN m English (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular den suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan.
ZAYN m Arabic
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
ZAYN AD-DIN m Arabic
Means "beauty of religion", from Arabic زين (zayn) meaning "beauty" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
ZBIGNEV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZBIGNIEW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
ZBYGNĚV m Czech (Archaic)
Czech cognate of ZBIGNIEW.
ZBYNĚK m Czech
Diminutive of ZBYGNĚV, now used independently.
ZDENĚK m Czech
Czech form of ZDENKO.
ZDENKO m Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element zidati meaning "build, create", originally a short form of names beginning with that element.
ZDENO m Slovak
Slovak variant of ZDENKO.
ZDESLAV m Croatian
Croatian form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZDRAVKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic zdrav meaning "healthy".
ZDZISŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements zidati "build" and slava "glory".
m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
ZEBADIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDAIOS m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZEBEDEE m Biblical
From Ζεβεδαῖος (Zebedaios), the Greek form of ZEBADIAH used in the New Testament, where it refers to the father of the apostles James and John.
ZEBULON m Biblical
Variant of ZEBULUN.
ZEBULUN m Biblical
Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) meaning "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) meaning "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.
ZECHARIAH m Biblical, English
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers", from זָכַר (zakhar) meaning "to remember" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
ZED m English
Short form of ZEDEKIAH.
ZEDEKIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name צִדְקִיָּהוּ (Tzidqiyyahu) meaning "justice of YAHWEH", from צֶדֶק (tzedeq) meaning "justice" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of the last king of Judah.
ZEDONG m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "moist, grace, brilliance" combined with (dōng) meaning "east", as well as other character combinations. A notable bearer was the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
ZEEV m Hebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
ZEF m Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
ZEFERINO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman name Zephyrinus, which was derived from the Greek Zephyros (see ZEPHYR). Saint Zephyrinus was a 3rd-century pope.
ZEJD m Bosnian
Bosnian form of ZAYD.
ZEKE m English
Short form of EZEKIEL.
ZEKERİYA m Turkish
Turkish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZEKİ m Turkish
Means "intelligent" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic ذكيّ (dhakiy).
ZELIG m Yiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Asher.
ŽELIMIR m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
ZELIMKHAN m Chechen
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
ŽELJKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".
ZELOPHEHAD m Biblical
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
ZENO m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Italian
From the Greek name Ζήνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS (the poetic form of his name being Ζήν). Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.
ZENOBIOS m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENON m Ancient Greek, Polish
Ancient Greek form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
ZENTE m Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian szent meaning "holy, saint".
ZEPH m English
Short form of ZEPHANIAH.
ZEPHANIA m Southern African, Eastern African
Variant of ZEPHANIAH. This form of the name appears to be used in southern and eastern Africa.
ZEPHANIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden", derived from צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
ZEPHANIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
From Hebrew צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of an angel in medieval Jewish mysticism.
ZEPHYR m Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Ζέφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "west wind". Zephyros was the Greek god of the west wind.
ZEPHYRUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Zephyros (see ZEPHYR).
ZERACH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZERAH.
ZERACHIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. His name is sometimes rendered as Sarakiel.
ZERAH m Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
ZERU m Basque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ZÉTÉNY m Hungarian
Possibly from the old Slavic root zeti meaning "son-in-law".
ZEUS m Greek Mythology
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus, from a root meaning "sky" or "shine". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt.
ZEV m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew זְאֵב (see ZEEV).
ZEZÉ m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
ZHARKO m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Жарко (see ŽARKO).
ZHELIMIR m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZHELYAZKO m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian желязо (zhelyazo) meaning "iron".
ZHEN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (zhēn) meaning "precious, rare", (zhēn) meaning "real, genuine", (zhēn) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", or other Chinese characters that are pronounced similarly.
ZHENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhèng) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (zhèng) meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZHENYA f & m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEVGENIYA or YEVGENIY or a Bulgarian diminutive of EVGENIYA.
ZHI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
ZHIHAO m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". Many other character combinations are possible.
ZHIRAYR m Armenian
Means "strong, active" in Armenian.
ZHIVKO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning "living".
ZHONG m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" or (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.
ZHOU m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhōu) meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters that are pronounced similarly.
ZHUBIN m Persian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of چوبین (see CHOBIN).
ZHYRGAL m & f Kyrgyz
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Жыргал (see JYRGAL).
ZIA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see ZIYA).
ZIAD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زياد (see ZIYAD).
ZIAEDDIN m Persian
Persian form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
ZIAUDDIN m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء الدين (see ZIYA AL-DIN), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZIBA (2) m Biblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
ZIEMOWIT m Polish
From an old Slavic name derived from the elements sem "family" and vit "lord, master". This was the name of a legendary Piast prince of Poland. It was also borne by several other Piast rulers.
ŽIGA m Slovene
Slovene form of SIGMUND.
ZIGMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of SIEGMAR.
ŽIGMUND m Slovak
Slovak form of SIGMUND.
ZIGOR m Basque
Means "punishment" in Basque.
ZIKMUND m Czech
Czech form of SIGMUND.
ZIKOMO m Southern African, Chewa
Means "thank you" in Chewa.
ZIMRI m Biblical
Means "my praise" or "my music" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Israel in the Old Testament. He ruled for only seven days, when he was succeeded by the commander of the army Omri.
ZINEDINE m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين الدين (see ZAYN AD-DIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa. A famous bearer is the French soccer player Zinedine Zidane (1972-), who was born to Algerian parents.
ZINON m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ζήνων (see ZENO).
ZINOVIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνόβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Зиновий (see ZINOVIY).
ZION m Jewish, Biblical
From the name of a citadel that was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.
ZIV m & f Hebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ŽIVKO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO.
ZİYA m Turkish
Turkish form of ZIYA.
ZIYA m Arabic
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow". This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
ZIYA AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
ZIYAD m Arabic
Means "growth" in Arabic.
ZİYAEDDİN m Turkish
Turkish form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
ZIYA UR-RAHMAN m Arabic
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
ZLATAN m Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Means "golden", a derivative of the Slavic word zlato "gold".
ZOHAR m & f Hebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
ZOLA (2) f & m Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa root -zola meaning "calm".
ZOLTÁN m Hungarian, Slovak
Possibly related to the Turkish title sultan meaning "king, sultan". This was the name of a 10th-century ruler of Hungary, also known as Zsolt.
ZOPYROS m Ancient Greek
Means "glowing" in Greek. This was the name of a Persian nobleman who aided his king Darius in the capture of Babylon. He did this by mutilating himself and then going to the Babylonians claiming that it had been Darius who did it to him. After gaining their trust he betrayed them.
ZORAN m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Masculine form of ZORA.
ZORION m & f Basque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
ZOROASTER m History
Greek form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZOSIMOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ZOSIMUS.
ZOSIMUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ζώσιμος (Zosimos), a Greek name derived from ζώσιμος (zosimos) meaning "viable" or "likely to survive". This was the name of several early saints and a pope.
ZOTICUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζωτικός (Zotikos), derived from ζωτικός (zotikos) meaning "full of life". This was the name of several early saints.
ZOTIKOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ZOTICUS.
ZRINKO m Croatian
Masculine form of ZRINKA.
ZSIGA m Hungarian
Diminutive of ZSIGMOND.
ZSIGMOND m Hungarian
Hungarian form of SIGMUND.
ZSOLT m Hungarian
Old variant of ZOLTÁN.
ZSOMBOR m Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "bison".
ZUAN m Medieval Italian
Medieval Venetian form of JOHN.
ZUBERI m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
ZUBIN m Indian (Parsi)
Possibly a Parsi form of CHOBIN.
ZULFAQAR m Arabic
Variant of ZULFIQAR.
ZÜLFİKAR m Turkish
Turkish form of ZULFIQAR.
ZULFIKAR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ذو الفقار (see ZULFIQAR).
ZULFIQAR m Arabic
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar) meaning "cleaver of the spine". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.
ZURAB m Georgian
Georgian form of SOHRAB.
ZURIEL m Biblical
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.
ZUSMAN m Yiddish (Rare)
Means "sweet man" in Yiddish.
ZUZEN m Basque
Means "just, fair" in Basque.
ZVI m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צְבִי (see TZVI).
ZVIAD m Georgian
Derived from Georgian ზვიადი (zviadi) meaning "proud, arrogant".
ZVIADI m Georgian
Variant of ZVIAD.
ZVONIMIR m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".
ZVONKO m Croatian
Diminutive of ZVONIMIR.
ŽYDRŪNAS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue" (using the patronymic suffix ūnas).
ZYGFRYD m Polish
Polish form of SIEGFRIED.
ZYGMUNT m Polish
Polish form of SIGMUND.
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