Masculine Names

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BASSAM m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
BASSEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باسم (see BASIM).
BASTIAAN m Dutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BASTIAN m German
Short form of SEBASTIAN.
BASTIEN m French
Short form of SÉBASTIEN.
BASU m Bengali
Bengali form of VASU.
BATBAYAR m Mongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
BATE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BAT-ERDENE m Mongolian
Means "strong jewel" in Mongolian.
BATRAZ m Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
Possibly from Turkic bagatur meaning "hero, warrior, brave". This is the name of the leader of the superhuman Narts in Caucasian mythology.
BATTISTA m Italian
Italian form of BAPTISTE.
BATU m Mongolian
Means "strong, firm" in Mongolian. Batu Khan was a 13th-century Mongol leader, the founder of the Golden Horde.
BATUHAN m Turkish
Combination of BATU and Turkish han meaning "khan, ruler, leader", referring to the 13th-century Mongol ruler Batu Khan.
BAUDELIO m Spanish
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
BAUDOUIN m French
French form of BALDWIN.
BAUGULF m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements bauga meaning "bend, flex" or "ring" and wulf meaning "wolf".
BAUTISTA m Spanish
Spanish form of BAPTISTE.
BAXTER m English
From an occupational surname that meant "(female) baker" in Old English.
BAYANI m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "hero" in Tagalog.
BAYARD m Literature
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.
BAYRAM m Turkish
Means "festival" in Turkish.
BAZYLI m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of BASIL (1).
BEARACH m Irish
Variant of BERACH.
BEAT m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of BEATUS.
BEATHAN m Scottish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic beatha meaning "life".
BEATUS m Late 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.
BEAU m English
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.
BEAUDEN m English (New Zealand, Modern)
Elaboration of French beau "beautiful", using the popular den suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. This name has become popular in New Zealand due to rugby player Beauden Barrett (1991-).
BEAUMONT m English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain".
BEAUREGARD m English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful outlook".
BEAVIS m Popular Culture
Variant of BEVIS. This name was used in the animated television program 'Beavis and Butthead'.
BECKETT m English (Modern)
From an English surname that could be derived from various sources, including from Middle English beke meaning "beak" or bekke meaning "stream, brook".
BECKHAM m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "Becca's homestead" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname is retired English soccer player David Beckham (1975-).
BEDE m History
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.
BEDIVERE m Welsh 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.
BEDŘICH m Czech
Czech form of FREDERICK.
BEDROS m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of PETROS.
BEELZEBOUL m Biblical 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".
BEELZEBUB m Biblical, 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]
BEELZEBUL m Biblical
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.
BEHAR m Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
BEHNAM m Persian
Means "reputable" (literally "good name") in Persian.
BEHRAM m Turkish
Turkish form of BAHRAM.
BEHROOZ m Persian
Means "fortunate" (literally "good day") in Persian.
BEHROUZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian بهروز (see BEHROOZ).
BEHRUZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian بهروز (see BEHROOZ).
BEL m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of BA'AL. The Babylonians used it as a title of the god Marduk.
BÉLA m Hungarian
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.
BELENUS m Celtic Mythology
Probably from a Celtic word meaning "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a Gaulish solar god who was often equated with Apollo.
BELI m Welsh Mythology
Probably a Welsh derivative of BELENUS. Beli Mawr was a Welsh ancestor deity who established several royal lines in Wales.
BELIAL m Biblical, 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.
BELSHATZZAR m Biblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.
BELSHAZZAR m Babylonian (Anglicized), Biblical
From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sharra-usur meaning "BEL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before the Persians conquered it in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar is the last king of Babylon who sees the mystical handwriting on the wall, which is interpreted by Daniel to portend the end of the empire.
BEN (1) m English, German, Dutch
Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.
BEN (2) m Dutch
Short form of BERNHARD and other Germanic names beginning with the element bern meaning "bear".
BENAIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name בְּנָיָהוּ (Benayahu) meaning "YAHWEH has built". This is the name of numerous Old Testament characters.
BEÑAT m Basque
Basque form of BERNARD.
BENCE m Hungarian
Hungarian form of VINCENT. It is also used as a short form of BENEDEK.
BENDEGÚZ m Hungarian
Hungarian variant of the Turkic name Mundzuk, possibly from mončuq meaning "jewel, bead". This was the name of Attila the Hun's father.
BENDIK m Norwegian
Norwegian form of BENEDICT.
BENDIKS m Latvian
Latvian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENDT m Danish
Variant of BENT (1).
BENEDEK m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDETTO m Italian
Italian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDICT m English
From the Late Latin name Benedictus, which meant "blessed". Saint Benedict was an Italian monk who founded the Benedictines in the 6th century. After his time the name was common among Christians, being used by 16 popes. In England it did not come into use until the 12th century, at which point it became very popular. This name was also borne by the American general Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), who defected to Britain during the American Revolution.
BENEDICTUS m Late Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of BENEDICT, as well as the modern Dutch form.
BENEDIKT m German, Russian, Icelandic, Czech
Form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT) in several languages.
BENEDIKTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDITO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENEDYKT m Polish
Polish form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BENESH m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of BENEDICT.
BENETT m Hungarian (Modern)
Hungarian form of BENNETT.
BENGT m Swedish
Swedish form of BENEDICT.
BENIAMIN m Romanian, Polish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Romanian and Polish form of BENJAMIN, as well as the form used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
BENIAMINO m Italian
Italian form of BENJAMIN.
BENIGNO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Benignus, which meant "kind, friendly". This was the name of several saints including a 5th-century disciple of Saint Patrick who later became the chief Bishop of Ireland.
BENIGNUS m Late Roman
Late Latin form of BENIGNO.
BENITO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.
BENJ m English
Short form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMIM m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BENJAMIN.
BENJÁMIN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMÍN m Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BENJAMIN m English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) meaning "son of the south" or "son of the right hand", from the roots בֵּן (ben) meaning "son" and יָמִין (yamin) meaning "right hand, south". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oni) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father (see Genesis 35:18).... [more]
BENJAMINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BENJAMIN.
BENJI m English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENJY m English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN.
BENNETT m English
Medieval form of BENEDICT. This was the more common spelling in England until the 18th century. Modern use of the name is probably also influenced by the common surname Bennett, itself a derivative of the medieval name.
BENNIE m English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BENNO m German
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".
BENNY m English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BENOÎT m French
French form of BENEDICT.
BENSON m English
From a surname that originally meant "son of BENEDICT".
BENT (1) m Danish
Danish form of BENEDICT.
BENT (2) m Frisian
Frisian variant of BEN (2).
BENTLEY m English
From a surname that was from a place name, itself derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". Various towns in England bear this name.
BENTO m Portuguese
Portuguese short form of BENEDITO.
BENTON m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name, composed of Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".
BENVENUTO m Italian
Means "welcome" in Italian. A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance sculptor and writer Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
BEORHTRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "power, rule".
BEORHTSIGE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and sige "victory".
BEORNRÆD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorn "warrior, man" and ræd "counsel".
BEOWULF m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Possibly means "bee wolf" (in effect equal to "bear") from Old English beo "bee" and wulf "wolf". Alternatively, the first element may be beadu "battle". This is the name of the main character in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'. Set in Denmark, the poem tells how he slays the monster Grendel and its mother at the request of King Hroðgar. After this Beowulf becomes the king of the Geats. The conclusion of the poem tells how Beawulf, in his old age, slays a dragon but is himself mortally wounded in the act.
BEPPE m Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
BÈR m Limburgish
Variant of BAER.
BER m Yiddish
Means "bear" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Dov.
BERACH m Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic biorach meaning "sharp". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
BERAHTHRABAN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM, using an extended form of the second element.
BERAHTHRAM m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTRAM.
BERARD m Ancient Germanic
Variant of BERNARD using the related root bero "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint who was martyred in Morocco.
BERARDO m Italian
Italian form of BERARD.
BERAT m Turkish
Possibly from Turkish berat meaning "letters patent".
BERENGAR m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements bern "bear" and ger "spear". This was the name of two medieval kings of Italy and a Holy Roman emperor.
BÉRENGER m French
French form of BERENGAR.
BERENGUER m Catalan
Catalan form of BERENGAR.
BERHANE m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "my light" in Amharic.
BERHANU m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "his light" in Amharic.
BERHTOALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERTHOLD.
BERINHARD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BERNARD.
BERISLAV m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
BERK m Turkish
Means "solid, firm, strong" in Turkish.
BERKANT m Turkish
Means "solid oath" in Turkish.
BERKER m Turkish
Means "solid man" in Turkish.
BERKO m Western African, Akan
Means "first born" in Akan.
BERNABÉ m Spanish
Spanish form of BARNABAS.
BERNARD m English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BERNARDO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BERNARD.
BERNÁT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BERNARD.
BERNAT m Catalan
Catalan form of BERNARD.
BERND m German
Short form of BERNHARD.
BERNHARD m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
BERNIE m & f English
Diminutive of BERNARD, BERNADETTE, BERNICE, and other names beginning with Bern.
BERNT m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of BERNARD.
BERNY m & f English
Variant of BERNIE.
BERRY (1) m English
Variant of BARRY.
BERT m English, German, Dutch
Short form of ALBERT and other names containing the element bert, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BERTALAN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BERTHOLD m German
Means "bright ruler" from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with wald "rule".
BERTIE m & f English
Diminutive of ALBERT, HERBERT, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTIL m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of BERTILO or BERTHOLD.
BERTILO m Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous".
BERTO m Italian, Spanish
Short form of ROBERTO, ALBERTO, and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
BERTÓK m Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of BERTALAN and other names beginning with Bert.
BERTOLDO m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of BERTHOLD.
BERTRAM m English, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).
BERTRAND m French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).
BERWYN m Welsh
Means "white head" from the Welsh elements barr "head" and wyn "white".
BESARION m Georgian
Georgian form of BESSARION.
BESNIK m Albanian
Means "faithful" in Albanian.
BESO m Georgian
Short form of BESARION.
BESSARION m Late Greek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Greek βησσα (bessa) "wooded valley". This was the name of a 5th-century Egyptian hermit who was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. It was later adopted by the scholar Basilios Bessarion (1403-1472), a Greek born in Byzantine Anatolia who became a Roman Catholic bishop.
BETELGEUSE m Astronomy
The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).
BETHUEL m Biblical
Possibly means "God destroys" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rebecca.
BETTINO m Italian
Diminutive of BENEDETTO.
BEVAN m Welsh
From a Welsh surname that was derived from ap Evan meaning "son of EVAN".
BEVERLY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's novel 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904).
BEVIS m English (Rare)
From an English surname that is possibly derived from the name of the French town Beauvais.
BHALTAIR m Scottish
Scottish form of WALTER.
BHARAT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of BHARATA.
BHARATA m Hinduism
Means "being maintained" in Sanskrit. This is one of the names of Agni, the Hindu god of fire, and is also the name of the brother of Rama in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. It was also borne by a legendary king, the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. The official name of the country of India, Bharat, derives from him.
BHARATH m Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of BHARATA.
BHASKARA m Hinduism
Means "shining", derived from a combination of Sanskrit भास (bhasa) meaning "light" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is another name of the sun and the Hindu god Shiva. It was additionally borne by a 12th-century Indian astronomer, also known as Bhaskaracharya.
BHÀTAIR m Scottish
Scottish form of WALTER.
BHIMA m Hinduism
Means "terrible, formidable" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of the second son of Pandu, and thus one of the five Pandavas. He was known for his terrific strength and skill as a warrior.
BIAGINO m Italian
Diminutive of BIAGIO.
BIAGIO m Italian
Italian form of BLAISE.
BIBEK m Nepali, Bengali
Nepali and Bengali form of VIVEK.
BIDZIIL m Native American, Navajo
Means "he is strong" in Navajo.
BIDZINA m Georgian
Possibly from Georgian ბიძა (bidza) meaning "uncle". This was the name of a 17th-century Georgian saint and martyr.
BIEITO m Galician
Galician form of BENEDICT.
BIEL m Catalan
Catalan short form of GABRIEL.
BIFF m English (Rare)
From a nickname that was based on the English word biff, which means "punch, hit, strike".
BIJAY m Bengali
Bengali form of VIJAYA.
BIJOY m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali বিজয় (see BIJAY).
BIKENDI m Basque
Basque form of VINCENT.
BİLAL m Turkish
Turkish form of BILAL.
BILAL m Arabic, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
BILBO m Literature
This was the name of the hero of 'The Hobbit' (1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His real hobbit name was Bilba, which is of unknown meaning, but this was altered by Tolkien in order to use the more masculine o ending. In the novel Bilbo Baggins was recruited by the wizard Gandalf to join the quest to retake Mount Erebor from the dragon Smaug.
BILE m Irish Mythology
Possibly an Irish form of BELENUS, though it may derive from an Irish word meaning "hero". In Irish mythology this was the name of one of the Milesians who was drowned while invading Ireland.
BİLGE m & f Turkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BILL m English
Short form of WILLIAM. This spelling was first used in the 19th century. The change in the initial consonant may have been influenced by an earlier Irish pronunciation of the name. Famous bearers include basketball player Bill Russell (1934-), comedian Bill Cosby (1937-), American president Bill Clinton (1946-), and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (1955-).
BILLIE m & f English
Diminutive of BILL. It is also used as a feminine form of WILLIAM.
BILLY m English
Diminutive of BILL. A notable bearer was the American outlaw Billy the Kid (1859-1881), whose real name was William H. Bonney.
BIMA m Indonesian
Indonesian form of BHIMA.
BINAY m Bengali
Bengali form of VINAY.
BINE (2) m Slovene
Diminutive of ALBIN.
BÌNH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
BINYAMIN m Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BION m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from βιος (bios) meaning "life".
BIPIN m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BIRGER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Birgir, probably derived from bjarga meaning "help, save, rescue".
BIRGIR m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of BIRGER.
BIRKIR m Icelandic
From Icelandic birki meaning "birch", specifically the downy birch (species Betula pubescens).
BISHAL m Nepali, Bengali
Nepali and Bengali form of VISHAL.
BISHAN m Indian, Hindi
Variant of VISHNU.
BISHOP m English
Either from the English occupational surname, or else directly from the English word. It is ultimately derived from Greek επισκοπος (episkopos) "overseer".
BITTOR m Basque
Basque form of VICTOR.
BJARKE m Danish
Danish diminutive of BJØRN.
BJARKI m Icelandic
Masculine form of BJÖRK.
BJARNE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern form of BJARNI.
BJARNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse diminutive of BJǪRN and other names containing the element bjǫrn meaning "bear".
BJARTE m Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Bjartr, which meant "bright".
BJARTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJARTE.
BJARTUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Bjartr (see BJARTE).
BJÖRN m Swedish, Icelandic, German
From an Old Norse byname derived from bjǫrn meaning "bear".
BJØRN m Norwegian, Danish
Danish and Norwegian form of BJÖRN.
BJǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BJÖRN.
BJØRNAR m Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements bjǫrn "bear" and herr "army" or arr "warrior".
BJÖRNE m Swedish
Diminutive of BJÖRN.
BLAGO m Croatian, Bulgarian
Croatian form of BLAGOY, as well as a Bulgarian variant.
BLAGOJ m Macedonian
Macedonian form of BLAGOY.
BLAGOJE m Serbian
Serbian form of BLAGOY.
BLAGOY m Bulgarian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
BLAGUN m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
BLAI m Catalan
Catalan form of Blasius (see BLAISE).
BLAINE m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name Bláán, which meant "yellow" in Gaelic. Saint Bláán was a 6th-century missionary to the Picts.
BLAIR m & f Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BLAISE m French
From the Roman name Blasius, which was derived from Latin blaesus meaning "lisping". A famous bearer was the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
BLAKE m English
From a surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
BLANCHARD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements blanc meaning "white" and hard meaning "brave, hardy".
BLANDINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of BLANDUS.
BLANDUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "charming" in Latin.
BLAS m Spanish
Spanish form of BLAISE.
BLASIUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of BLAISE.
BLAŽ m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of BLAISE. It is also associated with South Slavic blag meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
BLAZE m English (Modern)
Modern variant of BLAISE influenced by the English word blaze.
BŁAŻEJ m Polish
Polish form of BLAISE.
BLAŽEJ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BLAISE.
BLAZH m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from Slavic blagu meaning "good, blessed, happy".
BLAZHE m Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
BLEDA m History
Possibly from a Turkic root meaning "wise". According to other theories the name was of Gothic origin, or was a Gothicized form of a Hunnic name. This was the name of the brother of Attila.
BLEDDYN m Welsh
From Welsh blaidd "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Gwynedd and Powys.
BLONG m Hmong
Means "leaf" in Hmong.
BLYTHE f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that meant "cheerful" in Old English.
BO (1) m Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Búi, which was derived from Old Norse bua meaning "to live".
BO (2) m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "wave", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
BOAVENTURA m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BONAVENTURA.
BOAZ m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth. This was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple (with Jachin).
BOB m English, Dutch
Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. It was borne by the character Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843). Other famous bearers include American folk musician Bob Dylan (1941-) and Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley (1945-1981).
BOBAN m Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of BOGDAN or SLOBODAN.
BOBBIE f & m English
Variant of BOBBY. As a feminine name it can be a diminutive of ROBERTA or BARBARA.
BOBBY m English
Diminutive of BOB. Hockey greats Bobby Hull (1939-) and Bobby Orr (1948-) have borne this name.
BODA m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BODE.
BODE m Low German
From the Germanic element bodo meaning "command, order".
BODHI m English (Modern)
From a term referring to enlightenment in Buddhism, derived from Sanskrit बोधि (bodhi).
BOELE m Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BALDO.
BOGDAN m Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGHOS m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of POGHOS.
BOGOMIL m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOGOMIR m Slovene
Slovene form of BOHUMÍR.
BOGUMIL m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOGUMIŁ m Polish
Means "favoured by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and milu "gracious, dear".
BOGUMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOHUMÍR.
BOGUSLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOGUSŁAW m Polish
Means "glory of God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and slava "glory". This name was borne by several dukes of Pomerania, beginning in the 12th century.
BOHDAN m Czech, Ukrainian
Czech and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN.
BOHUMIL m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOHUMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic element bogu "god" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
BOHUSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOIPELO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELO f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BOJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element boji meaning "battle". This was the name of a 9th-century Bulgarian saint.
BOJIDAR m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Божидар (see BOZHIDAR).
BOLAT m Kazakh
From a Turkic word meaning "steel", ultimately from Persian.
BOLDIZSÁR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of BALTHAZAR.
BOLEK m Polish
Diminutive of BOLESŁAW.
BOLESLAV m Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
BOLESŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements bolye "more, greater" and slava "glory". This was the name of kings of Poland, starting in the 11th century with the first Polish king Bolesław the Brave.
BOLÍVAR m Spanish (Latin American)
From a surname that was taken from the Basque place name Bolibar, which was derived from bolu "mill" and ibar "riverside". A famous bearer of the surname was Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), a South American revolutionary leader, after whom the country of Bolivia is named.
BONACCORSO m Italian (Rare)
From a medieval Italian name derived from bono "good" and accorso "haste, rush, help".
BONAVENTURA m Italian
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.
BONGANI m Southern African, Zulu
Means "grateful, thankful" in Zulu.
BONIFAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFÁC m Czech (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech and Hungarian form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFACE m French, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate". This was the name of nine popes and also several saints, including an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (originally named Winfrid) who is now regarded as the patron saint of that country. It came into use in England during the Middle Ages, but became rare after the Protestant Reformation.
BONIFÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFACIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFACY m Polish
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONIFAZ m German (Rare)
German form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BONITUS m Late Roman
Derived from a diminutive of Latin bonus meaning "good". This was the name of a 7th-century century saint, a bishop of Auvergne.
BOOKER m English
From an English occupational surname meaning "maker of books". A famous bearer was Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), an African-American leader.
BOOS m Biblical Greek
Form of BOAZ used in the Greek Old Testament.
BOOZ m Biblical Latin
Form of BOAZ used in the Latin Old Testament.