Masculine Names

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ASIF m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
ASİL m Turkish
Means "noble" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic أصيل (asil).
ASIM m Turkish
Turkish form of ASIM (1).
ASIM (1) m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
ASIM (2) m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
ASK m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ÁSKETILL m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ASKLEPIADES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
ASKLEPIOS m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis.
ASKR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ASLAN m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan for the main protagonist (a lion) in his Chronicles of Narnia series of books, first appearing in 1950.
ASLANBEK m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ÅSMUND m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.
ÁSMUNDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
ASNAPPAR m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of ASHURBANIPAL. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
ASSE m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
ASTAROTH m Literature
From Ashtaroth, the plural form of ASHTORETH used in the bible to refer to Phoenician idols. This spelling was used in late medieval demonology texts to refer to a type of (masculine) demon.
AŞTÎ f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTON m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTOR m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk".
ASTROPHEL m Literature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star" and φιλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella.
ASUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
ÁSVALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
ASWATHI m Indian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
ATA (1) m Turkish
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
ATA (2) m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATAHUALPA m Native American, Quechua
Means "hen of fortune", from Quechua ataw meaning "lucky, fortunate" and wallpa meaning "hen". This was the name of the last sovereign Inca emperor. He was executed by the Spanish in 1533.
ATALLAH m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطا الله (see ATAULLAH).
ATALYAH f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATANAS m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJ m Macedonian
Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATAULLAH m Arabic
Means "gift of ALLAH" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) meaning "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
ATHALIAH f & m Biblical
Possibly means "YAHWEH is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
AÐALSTEINN m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
ATHANARIC m Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "ruler, mighty". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
ATHANAS m Ancient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASE m French
French form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASI m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) meaning "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
ATHAULF m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from atta "father" and wulf "wolf". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.
ATHELSTAN m English (Archaic)
Modern form of ÆÐELSTAN. This name was revived in Britain the latter half of the 19th century.
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".
ATSUSHI m Japanese
From Japanese (atsushi) meaning "pure" or (atsushi) meaning "kindness, honesty". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
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, Romanian, 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 meaning "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 meaning "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 meaning "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
German and Romanian 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 meaning "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.
AUSTER m Roman Mythology
Means "south" in Latin (descended from an Indo-European root meaning "dawn", making it related to the English word east). Auster was the Roman god of the south wind.
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) meaning "sunshine" and دل (del) meaning "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.
AXMED m Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of AHMAD.
AYAAN (1) m Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अयान (ayana) meaning "not moving" or "natural disposition" or अयन (ayana) meaning "path" or "precession".
AYAL m Hebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.
AYAN m Bengali
Means "road, path, solar path" in Bengali, from Sanskrit अयन (ayana) meaning "path" or "precession".
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 Persian, Arabic
Persian form of AYYUB, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
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
Arabic form of JOB.
AZAD m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish, Armenian and Kurdish.
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).
ƏZİZ m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of AZIZ.
AZİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZIZ m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
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 Islamic 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.
BACHTIAR m Indonesian
Indonesian form of BAKHTIAR.
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.
BAHROM m Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik form of BAHRAM.
BAHTİYAR m Turkish
Turkish form of BAKHTIAR.
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.
BAKHTIAR m Persian, Urdu
Means "lucky" in Persian.
BAKHTIYAR m Kazakh, Azerbaijani
Kazakh form of BAKHTIAR, as well as an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani BƏXTİYAR.
BAKHTIYOR m Tajik
Tajik form of BAKHTIAR.
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 "ruler, mighty". 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
Means "bold friend", 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) meaning "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.
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