Masculine Names

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ATHOL m & f Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland that was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIF m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
ATİLA m Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of ATTILIO.
ATİLLA m Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATIYA m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATLAS m Greek Mythology
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλαω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.
ATLE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of ATLI.
ATLI m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of ATTILA, used in the Norse 'Volsungasaga' to refer to a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
ATON m Egyptian Mythology
Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
ATSE m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ATTE m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANTERO and other names beginning with A.
ATTICUS m Literature, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αττικος (Attikos) meaning "from Attica", referring to the region surrounding Athens in Greece. This name was borne by a few notable Greeks from the Roman period (or Romans of Greek background). The author Harper Lee used the name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960) for an Alabama lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
ATTIKOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ATTICUS.
ATTİLA m Turkish
Turkish form of ATTILA.
ATTILA m History, Hungarian
Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking subjects in Eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avithohol.
ATTILIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
ATUF m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
ATUM m Egyptian Mythology
Means "completion" in Egyptian. This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.
AUBERON m English (Rare)
Norman French derivative of a Germanic name, probably ALBERICH.
AUBERT m French
French variant of ALBERT.
AUBIN m French
French form of ALBINUS.
AUBREY m & f English
Norman French form of the Germanic name ALBERICH. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song 'Aubrey' along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
AUCAMAN m Native American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche.
AUDAMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTMAR.
AUDLEY m English
From a surname that was taken from a place name meaning "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English.
AUDO m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
AUDOVACAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
AUGUST m German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS. This was the name of three Polish kings.
AUGUSTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTE (1) m French
French form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTÍN m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTIN m French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)) in several languages.
AUGUSTINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (1) m English
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages partly because of a second saint by this name, Augustine of Canterbury, a 6th-century Italian monk sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
AUGUSTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTS m Latvian
Latvian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTUS m Ancient Roman, Dutch
Means "exalted, venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the name Augustus, and after his death it was used as a title for subsequent emperors. This was also the name of three kings of Poland (August in Polish).
AUGUSTYN m Polish
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUKE m Frisian
Possibly a Frisian diminutive of AUGUSTINUS or AURELIUS.
AUKUSTI m Finnish
Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
AULAY m Scottish
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
AULIS m Finnish
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
AULUS m Ancient 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".
AURANGZEB m History
Means "honouring the throne" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor of India.
AURÉL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
AUREL m German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak
German, Romanian, Czech and Slovak form of AURELIUS.
AURÈLE m French
French form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.
AURÉLIEN m French
French form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
AURELIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
AURELIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that 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.
AURELIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of AURELIUS.
AURICĂ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of AUREL.
AUROBINDO m Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
AUSTIN m English
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.
AUXENTIOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
AVAG m Armenian
Means "senior, elder, chief" in Armenian.
AVEDIS m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of AVETIS.
AVERILL m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERY m & f English
From a surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVETIS m Armenian
Means "good news" in Armenian.
AVGUST m Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
AVGUŠTIN m Slovene
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AVI m Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
'AVI'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIEL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIHU m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVILIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning. Saint Avilius was a 1st-century patriarch of Alexandria.
AVINASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
AVISHAI m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
'AVISHAY m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITUS m Ancient Roman
From a Roman family name that 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.
AVIV m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
'AVIYAH m & f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVKSENTI m Georgian
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVKSENTIY m Russian
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVNER m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAAMU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
AVRUM m Yiddish
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
AVTANDIL m Georgian, 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.
AVTO m Georgian
Short form of AVTANDIL.
AWOTWI m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AWSTIN m Welsh
Welsh form of AUSTIN.
AXEL m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
AYAL m Hebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.
AYANDA m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYAZ m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz meaning "frost" or "dry and cold air". This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
AYBEK m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz/Kazakh Айбек (see AIBEK).
AYBERK m Turkish
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
AYDIN m Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYLMER m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of ELMER.
AYMAN m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYMERIC m French
French form of EMMERICH.
AYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYOUB m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيّوب or Persian ایوب (see AYYUB).
AYTAÇ m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
AYUMU m Japanese
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
AYYUB m Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of JOB.
AZAD m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
AZAR f & m Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZAREL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZARIA m Biblical
Variant of AZARIAH.
AZARIAH m Biblical
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.
AZARIAS m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AZAT m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of AZAD in several languages.
AZAZEL m Biblical
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.
AZAZIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZEL m Biblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
AZHAR m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
'AZIZ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see AZIZ).
AZİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZIZ m Arabic, 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.
AZRAEL m Judeo-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.
AZRIEL m Biblical
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.
AZUBUIKE m Western African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
ĄŽUOLAS m Lithuanian
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
BAADUR m Georgian
Georgian form of BAHADUR.
BAAK m Frisian
Originally a short form of names starting with the Germanic element badu "fight, struggle".
BAAKO m & f Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BA'AL m Semitic 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.
BAAL m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Variant spelling of BA'AL, and the form used in most translations of the Bible.
BA'AL HAMMON m Semitic 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.
BAAL-ZEBUB m Biblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many English versions of the Old Testament.
BAARD m Norwegian
Variant of BÅRD.
BABAJIDE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABAK m Persian, 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.
BABAR m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu بابر (see BABUR).
BABATUNDE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BABER m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu بابر (see BABUR).
BABIS m Greek
Diminutive of CHARALAMPOS.
BABÜR m Turkish
Turkish form of BABUR.
BABUR m Urdu
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.
BABYLAS m Late 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.
BACCHUS m Greek 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.
BADA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name probably derived from beadu meaning "battle".
BADEMUS m History
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.
BADR m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BADRI m Georgian
Georgian form of BADR.
BADULF m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and wulf "wolf".
BADURAD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements badu "fight, struggle" and rad "counsel".
BAER m Limburgish
Short form of ALBAER and other Limburgish names ending in baer, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BAGADATA m Ancient 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.
BAGGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse baggi meaning "bag, pack".
BAGRAT m Armenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
BAGUS m Indonesian
Means "handsome, excellent" in Indonesian.
BAHA m Arabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
BAHADIR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAHADUR.
BAHADUR m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of the Turkic word bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave".
BAHIJ m Arabic
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAHMAN m Persian, 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.
BAHRAM m Persian, 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.
BAI m & f Chinese
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 .
BAILEY m & f English
From a surname derived from Middle English baili meaning "bailiff", originally denoting one who was a bailiff.
BAIRRE m Irish
Diminutive of FIONNBHARR or BARRFHIONN.
BAISHAN m Native American, Apache
Means "knife" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
BAKAR m Basque
Means "alone" in Basque.
BAKI m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باقي (see BAQI).
BAKİ m Turkish
Turkish form of BAQI.
BAKIR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAQIR. It coincides with the Turkish word bakır meaning "copper".
BAKIR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of BAQIR.
BAKR m Arabic
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 & f Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALADEVA m Hinduism
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.
BALAKRISHNA m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BALAM m Native American, Mayan
Means "jaguar" in Mayan.
BALÁZS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BLAISE.
BALBINO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BALBINUS.
BALBINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of BALBUS.
BALBUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "stammerer" in Latin. This was a family name of the mother of Emperor Augustus, Atia Balba Caesonia.
BALDARICH m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDRIC.
BALDASSARE m Italian
Italian form of BALTHAZAR.
BALDER m Norse 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.
BALDEV m Indian, Hindi
Modern Hindi transcription of BALADEVA.
BALDO m Italian, 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.
BALDOMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
BALDOMERO m Spanish
Derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and mari "famous".
BALDOVIN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
BALDOVINO m Italian
Italian form of BALDWIN.
BALDR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of BALDER.
BALDRIC m English (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.
BALDUÍNO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
BALDUINO m Spanish
Spanish form of BALDWIN.
BALDUR m German, Icelandic
German and Icelandic form of BALDER.
BALDWIN m English, 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.
BALENDIN m Basque
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALFOUR m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname, originally from various place names, which meant "village pasture" in Gaelic.
BÁLINT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALTASAR (1) m Spanish
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
BALTASAR (2) m Biblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BALTASSAR m Biblical Latin
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Latin Old Testament.
BALTHAZAR m Judeo-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.
BALWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BAMBANG m Indonesian, Javanese
Means "knight" in Javanese.
BAMIDELE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BANDI m Hungarian
Diminutive of ANDRÁS.
BANDILE m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BẢO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".
BAO f & m Chinese
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.
BAPTIST m German
German form of BAPTISTE. It is often paired with the name Johann, in honour of Saint John the Baptist.
BAPTISTA m Late Roman
Latin form of BAPTISTE.
BAPTISTE m French
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.
BAQI m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
BAQIR m Arabic
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
BARACK m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باراك (see BARAK (2)). A famous bearer is former American president Barack Obama (1961-), who was named after his Kenyan father.
BARAK (1) m Hebrew, 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) m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
BARAKAT m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of BARAK (2).
BARAN f & m Persian, Turkish
Means "rain" in Persian. It is typically feminine in Persian and masculine in Turkish.
BARAZ m Persian
Means "exalted" in Persian.
BARCLAY m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was likely derived from the English place name Berkeley, meaning "birch wood" in Old English.
BÅRD m Norwegian
Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Bárðr, which was derived from the elements baðu "battle" and friðr "peace".
BAREND m Dutch
Variant of BERNHARD.
BARIŞ m Turkish
Means "peace" in Turkish.
BARLAAM m Judeo-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.
BARNA m Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BARNABAS.
BARNABA m Italian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Italian and Polish form of BARNABAS.
BARNABÁS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BARNABAS.
BARNABAS m German (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.
BARNABÉ m French
French form of BARNABAS.
BARNABY m English (Archaic)
Medieval English form of BARNABAS.
BARNEY m English
Diminutive of BARNABAS, BERNARD or BARNABY.
BARRA m Irish
Variant of BAIRRE.
BARRET m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of BARRETT.
BARRETT m English
From a surname probably meaning "strife" in Middle English, originally given to a quarrelsome person.
BARRFHIONN m Irish
Means "fair hair", derived from Gaelic barr "head" and fionn "white, fair".
BARRFIND m Irish
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BARRIE m Irish, English
Variant of BARRY.
BARRY m Irish, English
Anglicized form of BAIRRE. It is also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of BERACH.
BART m English, Dutch
Short form of BARTHOLOMEW. This name is borne by a cartoon boy on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
BARTA m Hungarian
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTAL m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BARTEK m Polish
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
BARTEL m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMAIOS m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEUS m Dutch, Biblical Latin
Dutch and Latin form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTHOLOMEW m English, 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.
BÁRÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BÅRD.
BARTŁOMIEJ m Polish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLO m Italian
Italian short form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMÉ m Spanish
Spanish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMĚJ m Czech
Czech form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEJ m Slovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEO m Italian
Italian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOLOMEU m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOMEU m Catalan
Catalan form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARTOSZ m Polish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BARUCH m Biblical, 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.
BARYS m Belarusian
Belarusian form of BORIS.
BAS m Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASAJAUN m Basque
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.
BASANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
BASHAR m Arabic
Means "bringing good news" in Arabic.
BASHKIM m Albanian
From Albanian bashkë meaning "together".
BASIL (1) m English
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) m Arabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
BASILE m French
French form of BASIL (1).
BASILEIOS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of BASIL (1).
BASILIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BASIL (1).
BASIM m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
BASIR m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
BASIT m Arabic
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.