Masculine Names

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Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
AULUSmAncient Roman
Possibly from Latin avulus "little grandfather", though it could be from the Etruscan name Aule, which was possibly derived from avils meaning "years". This was a Roman praenomen, or given name. Folk etymology connects it to Latin aula "palace".
Means "honouring the throne" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor of India.
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
AURELmGerman, Romanian, Czech, Slovak
German, Romanian, Czech and Slovak form of AURELIUS.
French form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.
French form of AURELIANUS.
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
AURELIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
AURELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin aureus "golden, gilded". Marcus Aurelius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor and philosophical writer. This was also the name of several early saints.
Polish form of AURELIUS.
AUROBINDOmBengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
Medieval contracted form of AUGUSTINE (1). Modern use of the name is probably also partly inspired by the common surname Austin, which is of the same origin. This is also the name of a city in Texas.
AUXENTIOSmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
Means "senior, elder, chief" in Armenian.
Western Armenian transcription of AVETIS.
AVERILLm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERYm & fEnglish
From a surname which was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
Means "good news" in Armenian.
AVGUSTmSlovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVILIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning. Saint Avilius was a 1st-century patriarch of Alexandria.
AVINASHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITUSmAncient Roman
From a Roman family name which meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.
AVIVm & fHebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIYAm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
'AVIYAHm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVRAAMUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
AVTANDILmGeorgian, Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) "sunshine" and دل (dil) "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.
Short form of AVTANDIL.
AWOTWIm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
Welsh form of AUSTIN.
AXELmDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
Means "stag, hart" in Hebrew.
AYANDAm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYBEKmKyrgyz, Kazakh
Variant transcription of AIBEK.
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYLMERmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of ELMER.
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYOf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDEf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYTAÇm & fTurkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
Arabic form of JOB.
AZADmPersian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
AZARf & mPersian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZARELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZARIASmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
AZHARmArabic, Urdu
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of AZIZ.
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZIZmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
AZRAELmJudeo-Christian Legend
Variant of AZRIEL. This was the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition who separated the soul from the body upon death. He is sometimes referred to as the Angel of Death.
Means "my help is God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZUBUIKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
Georgian form of BAHADUR.
Originally a short form of names starting with the Germanic element badu "fight, struggle".
BAAKOm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BA'ALmSemitic Mythology, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.
BAALmSemitic Mythology, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Variant spelling of BA'AL, and the form used in most translations of the Bible.
BA'AL HAMMONmSemitic Mythology
From Semitic ba'l meaning "lord" prefixing another word of uncertain meaning. This was the name of the supreme god worshipped in the Phoenician city of Carthage, alongside his consort Tanith.
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many English versions of the Old Testament.
Variant of BÅRD.
BABAJIDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABAKmPersian, Ancient Persian
Means "little father" in Persian. This was the name of the father of Ardashir, the founder of the Sassanid Empire in Persia. It was also borne by the 9th-century resistance leader Babak Khorramdin.
Variant transcription of BABUR.
BABATUNDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
Variant transcription of BABUR.
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
Turkish form of BABUR.
From a Persian word meaning "tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BABYLASmLate Greek, French (Rare)
Derived from the name of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon. Saint Babylas was a 3rd-century patriarch of Antioch who was martyred during the reign of the Roman emperor Decius.
BACCHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Βακχος (Bakchos), derived from ιαχο (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was another name of the Greek god Dionysos, and it was also the name that the Romans commonly used for him.
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".
Latinized form of a Persian name of unknown meaning. Saint Bademus was a 4th-century Persian martyr who was a victim of Shapur II's persecutions.
BADRm & fArabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
Georgian form of BADR.
BADULFmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".
BADURADmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".
Short form of ALBAER and other Limburgish names ending in baer, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BAGADATAmAncient Persian
Old Persian name derived from baga "god" and data "given". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Persian satrap under the Seleucid Empire.
BAGGImAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BAGRATmArmenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
BAHAmArabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
Turkish form of BAHADUR.
BAHADURmPersian, Arabic
Persian form of the Turkic word bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave".
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAHMANmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Vohu Manah meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals. It is also the name of the eleventh month in the Iranian calendar.
BAHRAMmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Verethragna meaning "victory over resistance". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with victory and war. This name was borne by several Sassanid emperors. It is also the Persian name for the planet Mars.
BAIm & fChinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAILEYm & fEnglish
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
BAISHANmNative American, Apache
Means "knife" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
Means "alone" in Basque.
Variant transcription of BAQI.
Turkish form of BAQI.
Turkish form of BAQIR. This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Bakır.
Bosian form of BAQIR.
Means "young camel" in Arabic. Abu Bakr was a father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world.
BALA (1)m & fHinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength" combined with देव (deva) meaning "god". Baladeva (also called Balarama) is the name of the older brother of the Hindu god Krishna.
BALAKRISHNAmIndian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BALAMmNative American, Mayan
Means "jaguar" in Mayan.
Hungarian form of BLAISE.
BALBINOmSpanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALBINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of BALBUS.
BALBUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "stammerer" in Latin. This was a family name of the mother of Emperor Augustus, Atia Balba Caesonia.
BALDARICHmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDRIC.
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
BALDERmNorse Mythology
Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg. Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. However the evil fire god Loki learned that she had overlooked mistletoe. Being jealous, he tricked the blind god Hoder into throwing a branch of mistletoe at Balder, which killed him.
BALDEVmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of BALADEVA.
BALDOmItalian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDOVINO and TEOBALDO. In Italian it can also be short for the non-Germanic name BALDASSARE.
BALDOMARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".
BALDOVINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
Italian form of BALDWIN.
BALDRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALDRICmEnglish (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "power, rule". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it was common in the Middle Ages.
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
Spanish form of BALDWIN.
BALDURmGerman, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BALDWINmEnglish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusaders conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALFOURmEnglish (Rare)
From a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALTASAR (1)mSpanish
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
BALTASAR (2)mBiblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALTASSARmBiblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BALTHAZARmJudeo-Christian Legend
Variant of BELSHAZZAR. Balthazar is the name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who visited the newborn Jesus. He was said to have come from Arabia.
BALWINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BAMBANGmIndonesian, Javanese
Means "knight" in Javanese.
BAMIDELEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
Diminutive of ANDRÁS.
BANDILEm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "protection, security".
BAOf & mChinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
German form of BAPTISTE. It is often paired with the name Johann, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
Means "baptist" in French, originally deriving from Greek βαπτω (bapto) "to dip". This name is usually given in honour of Saint John the Baptist, and as such it is often paired with the name Jean.
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
Variant transcription of BARAK (2).
BARAK (1)mHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lightning" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Barak was a military commander under the guidance of the prophetess Deborah. They defeated the Canaanite army led by Sisera.
BARAK (2)mArabic
Meanings "blessing" in Arabic.
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of BARAK (2).
Means "exalted" in Persian.
BARCLAYmScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was likely derived from the English place name Berkeley, meaning "birch wood" in Old English.
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
Variant of BERNHARD.
Means "peace" in Turkish.
BARLAAMmJudeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Christian legends Barlaam (recorded as Greek Βαρλααμ) was a 3rd-century hermit who converted Josaphat, the son of an Indian king, to Christianity. The story is based on that of the Buddha. This name was also borne by two saints.
Hungarian short form of BARNABAS.
Hungarian form of BARNABAS.
BARNABASmGerman (Rare), English (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.
French form of BARNABAS.
BARNABYmEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English form of BARNABAS.
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRETmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of BARRETT.
From a surname probably meaning "strife" in Middle English, originally given to a quarrelsome person.
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BARRYmIrish, English
Anglicized form of BAIRRE. It is also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of BERACH.
BARTmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of BARTHOLOMEW. This name is borne by a cartoon boy on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTALmHungarian (Rare)
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
Dutch diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEUSmDutch, Biblical Latin
Dutch and Latin form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEWmEnglish, Biblical
From Βαρθολομαιος (Bartholomaios), which was the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "son of TALMAI". In the New Testament Bartholomew is the byname of an apostle, possibly the same person as the apostle Nathanael. According to tradition he was a missionary to India before returning westward to Armenia, where he was martyred by flaying. Due to the popularity of this saint the name became common in England during the Middle Ages.
Italian short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEJmSlovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEUmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Catalan form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARUCHmBiblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.
BASANTmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
From Albanian bashkë meaning "together".
BASIL (1)mEnglish
From the Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios) which was derived from βασιλευς (basileus) meaning "king". Saint Basil the Great was a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. Due to him, the name (in various spellings) has come into general use in the Christian world, being especially popular among Eastern Christians. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors.
BASIL (2)mArabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
French form of BASIL (1).
BASILEIOSmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of BASIL (1).
BASILIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BASIL (1).
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of BASIM.
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
Short form of SEBASTIAN.
Short form of SÉBASTIEN.
Bengali form of VASU.
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
BATEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
Means "strong jewel" in Mongolian.
BATRAZmOssetian, Caucasian Mythology
Possibly from Turkic bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave". This is the name of the leader of the superhuman Narts in Caucasian mythology.
Italian form of BAPTISTE.
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
French form of BALDWIN.
BAUGULFmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".
Spanish form of BAPTISTE.
From an occupational surname which meant "(female) baker" in Old English.
BAYANImFilipino, Tagalog
Means "hero" in Tagalog.
Derived from Old French baiart meaning "bay coloured". In medieval French poetry Bayard was a bay horse owned by Renaud de Montauban and his brothers. The horse could magically adjust its size to carry multiple riders.
Means "festival" in Turkish.
Variant of BERACH.
BEATmGerman (Swiss)
Swiss German form of BEATUS.
Derived from Scottish Gaelic beatha meaning "life".
BEATUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of BEATA. According to legend, Saint Beatus was ordained a priest by Saint Peter and evangelized in Switzerland. Another saint by this name was an 8th-century Asturian theologian.
Means "beautiful" in French. It has been occasionally used as an American given name since the late 19th century. It appears in Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) as the name of Ashley and Melanie's son.
BEAUMONTmEnglish (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain".
BEAUREGARDmEnglish (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful outlook".
BEAVISmPopular Culture
Variant of BEVIS. This name was used in the animated television program 'Beavis and Butthead'.
BECKETTmEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname which could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".
Modern form of the Old English name Baeda, possibly related to Old English bed "prayer". Saint Bede, called the Venerable Bede, was an 8th-century historian, scholar and Doctor of the Church.
BEDIVEREmWelsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Bedwyr, which is of unknown meaning. In Arthurian legends Bedivere was one of the original companions of King Arthur. He first appears in early Welsh tales, and his story was later expanded by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century. He is the one who throws the sword Excalibur into the lake at the request of the dying Arthur.
Czech form of FREDERICK.
Western Armenian transcription of PETROS.
BEELZEBOULmBiblical Greek
Form of Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) used in the Greek New Testament (see BEELZEBUB). The Greek form may represent a misspelling or it might be a pun based on Hebrew זֶבֶל (zevel) meaning "dung".
BEELZEBUBmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב (Ba'al Zevuv) meaning "lord of flies", possibly intended as a mocking alteration of בַּעַל זבל (Ba'al Zevul) meaning "Ba'al of the exalted house", one of the Canaanite names for their god BA'AL.... [more]
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
Means "reputable" (literally "good name") in Persian.
Turkish form of BAHRAM.
Means "fortunate" (literally "good day") in Persian.
Variant transcription of BEHROOZ.
Variant transcription of BEHROOZ.
BELmSemitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of BA'AL. The Babylonians used it as a title of the god Marduk.
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It could be derived from Hungarian bél meaning "guts, bowel" or Slavic бѣлъ (belu) meaning "white". This was the name of four Hungarian kings.
BELENUSmCeltic Mythology
Probably from a Celtic word meaning "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a Gaulish solar god who was often equated with Apollo.
BELImWelsh Mythology
Probably a Welsh derivative of BELENUS. Beli Mawr was a Welsh ancestor deity who established several royal lines in Wales.
BELIALmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "worthless" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this term is used to refer to various wicked people. In the New Testament, Paul uses it as a name for Satan. In later Christian tradition Belial became an evil angel associated with lawlessness and lust.
BELSHATZZARmBiblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.