Masculine Names

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BOR m Slovene
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".
BORA (1) m Turkish
Means "storm, squall" in Turkish, ultimately related to Greek Βορεας (Boreas), the name of the god of the north wind.
BORAN m Turkish
Means "thunderstorm" in Turkish.
BORIS m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
BORISLAV m Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORISU m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BORIS, probably ultimately of Turkic origin.
BORIVOI m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŘIVOJ.
BOŘIVOJ m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements borti "battle" and voji "soldier". This name was borne by a 9th-century duke of Bohemia.
BORIVOJ m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of BOŘIVOJ.
BORIVOJE m Serbian
Serbian form of BOŘIVOJ.
BORJA m Spanish
From a Spanish surname, used as a given name in honour of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Borja (1510–1572). The surname, also spelled Borgia, is derived from the name of a Spanish town, ultimately from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "tower".
BÖRJE m Swedish
Variant of BIRGER.
BORKO m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BORNA m & f Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BORO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of BORISLAV or BORIS.
BORUT m Slovene
Diminutive of BORIS.
BORYA m Russian
Diminutive of BORIS.
BORYS m Polish, Ukrainian
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
BOSSE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of BO (1).
BOŠTJAN m Slovene
Short form of SEBASTJAN.
BOTOND m Hungarian
Means "stick, mace" in Hungarian.
BOTROS m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).
BOUDEWIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of BALDWIN.
BOULOS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بولس (see BULUS).
BOUTROS m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).
BOYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJAN.
BOYCE m English
From a surname that was derived from Old French bois "wood".
BOYD m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was possibly derived from the name of the island of Bute.
BOYKO m Bulgarian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning "battle".
BOŽA m Serbian
Diminutive of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHIDAR m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHO m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽO.
BOŽIDAR m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Sorbian
Means "divine gift" from the Slavic elements bozy "divine" and daru "gift". It is a Slavic translation of Theodore.
BOŽO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Originally a diminutive of BOŽIDAR and other names beginning with the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BOŻYDAR m Polish
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
BRAAM m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ABRAHAM.
BRAD m English
Short form of BRADLEY, BRADFORD, and other names beginning with Brad. A famous bearer is American actor Brad Pitt (1963-).
BRÁDACH m Irish
Possibly derived from a Gaelic word meaning "large-chested".
BRADÁN m Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "salmon".
BRADEN m English, Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Bradáin meaning "descendant of BRADÁN".
BRADFORD m English
From a surname that originally came from a place name that meant "broad ford" in Old English.
BRADLEY m English
From a surname that originally came from a place name meaning "broad clearing" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the World War II American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
BRADY m English, Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of BRÁDACH".
BRAGE m Norse Mythology, Norwegian
Modern Scandinavian form of BRAGI.
BRAGI m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
From Old Norse bragr meaning "first, foremost" or "poetry". In Norse mythology Bragi is the god of poetry and the husband of Iðunn.
BRAHIM m Arabic (Maghrebi)
North African short form of IBRAHIM.
BRAHMA m Hinduism
Means "growth, expansion, creation" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Brahma is the creator and director of the universe, the balance between the opposing forces of Vishnu and Shiva. He is often depicted with four heads and four arms.
BRAIDY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of BRADY.
BRAIS m Galician
Galician form of BLAISE.
BRAITH m English (Australian)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Welsh brith, braith meaning "speckled".
BRAJAN m Polish (Modern)
Polish form of BRIAN.
BRAM m English, Dutch
Short form of ABRAHAM. This name was borne by Bram Stoker (1847-1912), the Irish author who wrote 'Dracula'.
BRAN (1) m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "raven" in Irish. In Irish legend Bran was a mariner who was involved in several adventures.
BRAN (2) m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "raven" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Bran the Blessed (called also Bendigeid Vran) was the son of the god Llyr. Later Welsh legends describe him as a king of Britain who was killed attacking Ireland.
BRAND m English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of BRANT.
BRANDEN m English
Variant of BRANDON.
BRANDO m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element brand meaning "sword".
BRANDON m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" in Old English. It is sometimes also used as a variant of BRENDAN.
BRANDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse byname meaning "sword" or "fire".
BRANDT m English
From a surname, a variant of BRANT.
BRANIMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
BRANISLAV m Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of BRONISŁAW in several languages.
BRANNON m English
From an Irish surname derived from Mac Branain, which means "descendant of BRAN (1)".
BRANSON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that meant "son of BRANDR".
BRANT m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old Norse name BRANDR. This is also the name for a variety of wild geese.
BRANTLEY m English (Modern)
From a surname, an Americanized form of the German surname Brändle, ultimately from Old High German brant "fire".
BRÁS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BLAISE.
BRATISLAV m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slava "glory".
BRATOMIL m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIŁ.
BRATOSLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
BRATUMIŁ m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and milu "gracious, dear".
BRAXTON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Bracca's town" in Old English.
BRAYAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of BRIAN.
BRAYLON m African American (Modern)
An invented name, using the same sounds found in names such as Braden and Jalen.
BRÉANAINN m Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of BRENDAN.
BREANDÁN m Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRENDAN.
BRECHT m Dutch
Short form of names containing brecht, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BREIXO m Galician
Galician form of VERÍSSIMO.
BRENDAN m Irish, English, Breton
From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn, which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.
BRENDANUS m Irish (Latinized)
Latinized form of Bréanainn (see BRENDAN).
BRENDEN m English
Variant of BRENDAN.
BRENDON m English
Variant of BRENDAN.
BRENNAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname derived from Ó Braonáin meaning "descendant of Braonán". Braonán is a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop" (with a diminutive suffix).
BRENNUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Celtic name (or title) that possibly meant either "king, prince" or "raven". Brennus was a Gallic leader of the 4th century BC who attacked and sacked Rome.
BRENO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRENNUS.
BRENT m English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, perhaps derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
BRENTON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name meaning "Bryni's town". Bryni was Old English name meaning "fire".
BRET m English
Variant of BRETT.
BŘETISLAV m Czech
Possibly from Czech brečet "cry, weep" combined with the Slavic element slava "glory".
BRETT m & f English
From a Middle English surname meaning "a Breton", referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. A famous bearer is the American football quarterback Brett Favre (1969-).
BRIAN m English, Irish, Ancient Irish
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.
BRIAR m & f English (Modern)
From the English word for the thorny plant.
BRICE m French, English
From the name Bricius, which was probably a Latinized form of a Gaulish name meaning "speckled". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Martin of Tours.
BRICIUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latin form of BRICE, probably ultimately of Gaulish origin.
BRIDGER m English (Modern)
From an English surname that originally indicated a person who lived near or worked on a bridge.
BRIGHAM m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "bridge settlement" in Old English.
BRIJESHA m Hinduism
Means "ruler of Brij" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, Brij being a region associated with him.
BRIN m Welsh
Variant of BRYN.
BRION m English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRISCOE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "birch wood" in Old Norse.
BRITTON m English
Derived from a Middle English surname meaning "a Briton" (a Celt of England) or "a Breton" (an inhabitant of Brittany).
BROCK m English
From a surname that was derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger".
BRODY m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It probably means "ditch, mire" in Gaelic.
BROEN m Limburgish
Limburgish form of BRUNO.
BROGAN m & f Irish
Derived from Gaelic bróg "shoe" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.
BRONISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements borna "protection" and slava "glory". A famous Polish anthropologist, Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942), has borne this name.
BRONISLOVAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONTE m & f English (Rare)
From a surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Proinntigh meaning "descendant of Proinnteach". The given name Proinnteach meant "bestower" in Gaelic. The Brontë sisters - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne - were 19th-century English novelists. Their father changed the spelling of the family surname from Brunty to Brontë, possibly to make it coincide with Greek βροντη meaning "thunder".
BRONTES m Greek Mythology
Means "thunderer" in Greek. In Greek mythology (according to Hesiod), this was the name of one of the three Cyclopes, who were the sons of Uranus and Gaia.
BROOK m & f English
From an English surname that denoted one who lived near a brook.
BROOKS m English
From an English surname, a variant of BROOK.
BROOS m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AMBROOS.
BRUCE m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname, of Norman origin, which probably originally referred to the town of Brix in France. The surname was borne by Robert the Bruce, a Scottish hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland. It has been in use as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. A notable bearer is the American musician Bruce Springsteen (1949-).
BRUNELLO m Italian
Diminutive of BRUNO.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
BRUTUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "heavy" in Latin. Famous bearers include Lucius Junius Brutus, the traditional founder of the Roman Republic, and Marcus Junius Brutus, the statesman who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar.
BRYAN m English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRYANT m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name BRIAN.
BRYCE m English
Variant of BRICE.
BRYN m & f Welsh, English
Means "hill, mound" in Welsh. It is now used as a feminine name as well.
BRYNJAR m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior".
BRYNMOR m Welsh
From a Welsh place name meaning "great hill".
BRYON m English
Variant of BRIAN.
BRYSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of BRICE".
BUANA m Indonesian
Means "the world" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit भुवन (bhuvana).
BUCK m English
From an English nickname meaning simply "buck, male deer", ultimately from Old English bucc.
BUD m English
Short form of BUDDY.
BUDDHA m History
Means "enlightened" in Sanskrit. This is a title applied to Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, as well as to a handful of other enlightened individuals.
BUDDY m English
From the English word meaning "friend". It probably originated as a nursery form of the word brother.
BUDI m Indonesian
Means "reason, mind, character" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit बुद्धि (buddhi) meaning "intellect" (related to BUDDHA).
BUENAVENTURA m Spanish
Spanish form of BONAVENTURA.
BUĞRA m Turkish
Means "baby camel" in Turkish.
BUHLE f & m Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
BÚI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of BO (1).
BULAT m Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Болат (see BOLAT).
BÜLENT m Turkish
Means "high, mighty" in Turkish.
BULUS m Arabic
Arabic form of PAUL.
BULUT m Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
BÜNYAMİN m Turkish
Turkish form of BENJAMIN.
BURAK m Turkish
From Arabic براق (Buraq), the name of the legendary creature that, according to Islamic tradition, transported the Prophet Muhammad. Its name is derived from Arabic برق (barq) "lightning".
BURÇİN f & m Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
BURHAN m Arabic, Turkish
Means "proof" in Arabic.
BURIM m Albanian
Means "spring, well, water source" in Albanian.
BURKE m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old English burg meaning "fortress".
BURKHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
BURT m English
Short form of BURTON.
BURTON m English
From a surname that was originally taken from an Old English place name meaning "fortified town". A famous bearer of the surname was Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), an explorer of Africa and Asia.
BUSINGE m & f Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
BUSTER m English
Originally a nickname denoting a person who broke things, from the word bust, a dialectal variant of burst. A famous bearer was the silent movie star Buster Keaton (1895-1966).
BUTRUS m Arabic, Coptic
Arabic form of PETER.
BUZ m Biblical
Means "contempt" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of ABRAHAM's brother Nahor in the Old Testament.
BYELOBOG m Slavic Mythology
Means "the white god" from Slavic byelo "white" and bogu "god". This was the name of the Slavic god of the sun, happiness and fortune.
BYEONG-HO m Korean
From Sino-Korean (byeong) meaning "bright, luminous, glorious" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "summer, sky, heaven". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
BYRNE m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Broin meaning "descendant of BRAN (1)".
BYRON m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English. This was the surname of the romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824), the writer of 'Don Juan' and many other works.
BYSSHE m English (Rare)
From an English surname, a variant of the surname Bush, which originally indicated a person who lived near a bush. This was the middle name of the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).
BYUNG-HO m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see BYEONG-HO).
CADE m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a nickname meaning "round" in Old English.
CADELL m Welsh
From Welsh cad "battle" and a diminutive suffix.
CADEN m English (Modern)
Sometimes explained as a derivative of the Irish surname Caden, which is a reduced form of the Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin meaning "son of Cadán". In actuality, its popularity in America beginning in the 1990s is due to its sound - it shares its fashionable den suffix sound with other popular names like Hayden, Aidan and Braden.
CADEYRN m Ancient Celtic
Means "battle king" from Welsh cad "battle" and teyrn "king, monarch". Cadeyrn (also known as Catigern) was a 5th-century king of Powys in Wales, the son of Vortigern.
CADFAEL m Welsh
Means "battle prince" from Welsh cad "battle" and mael "prince".
CADFAN m Welsh
Means "battle peak" from Welsh cad "battle" and ban "peak". Saint Cadfan, from Brittany, was a 6th-century missionary to Wales.
CADMUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Καδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology Cadmus was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor. He was sent by his father to rescue his sister Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, although he did not succeed in retrieving her. According to legend, Cadmus founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to Greece.
CADOC m Welsh
Derived from Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who was martyred by the Saxons.
CADOGAN m Welsh, Irish
Anglicized form of CADWGAN.
CADWALADER m Welsh
Means "leader of the battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwaladr "leader". This was the name of a Welsh saint of the 7th century.
CADWGAN m Welsh
Means "glory in battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwogawn "glory, honour". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, this name is briefly mentioned as the son of Iddon.
CAECILIUS m Ancient Roman
Original masculine form of CECILIA.
CAEDMON m History
Meaning unknown, though the first element is likely connected to Brythonic caed meaning "battle". Saint Caedmon was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poet who supposedly received his poetic inspiration from a dream. Our only knowledge of him is through the historian Bede.
CÁEL m Irish Mythology
From Gaelic caol "slender". In Irish legend Cáel was a warrior of the Fianna and the lover of Créd.
CAELAN m & f English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN or CAOILFHIONN.
CAELESTINUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name, a derivative of CAELESTIS. This name was borne by five popes (usually spelled Celestine in English).
CAELESTIS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "of the sky, heavenly".
CAELINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was itself derived from the Roman family name CAELIUS.
CAELIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin caelum meaning "heaven".
CAERWYN m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements caer "fortress" and gwyn "white, fair".
CAESAR m Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen that possibly meant "hairy", from Latin caesaries "hair". Julius Caesar and his adopted son Julius Caesar Octavianus (commonly known as Augustus) were both rulers of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. Caesar was used as a title by the emperors that came after them.
CAESARIUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from CAESAR. Saint Caesarius was a 6th-century bishop of Arles.
CAETANO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
CAFER m Turkish
Turkish form of JAFAR.
ÇAĞATAY m Turkish
From the Mongolian name Tsagadai (of unknown meaning), which was borne by the second son of Genghis Khan, known as Chagatai in English.
CAHAL m Irish
Anglicized form of CATHAL.
CAHAYA m & f Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
CAHIR m Irish
Anglicized form of CATHAIR.
CAHYA m & f Indonesian
Variant of CAHAYA.
CAHYO m & f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of CAHAYA.
CAIAPHAS m Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament this is the name of the Jewish high priest who condemns Jesus.
CAIETANUS m Late Roman
Latin form of GAETANO.
CAILEAN m Scottish
Means "whelp, young dog" in Gaelic. This name is also used as a Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CAIN m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "acquired" in Hebrew. In Genesis in the Old Testament Cain is the first son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel after God accepted Abel's offering of meat instead of his offering of plant-based foods. After this Cain was banished to be a wanderer.
CAINNEACH m Irish
Irish form of COINNEACH.
CAIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of GAIUS.
CAIRBRE m Irish
Means "charioteer" in Irish. This was the name of two semi-legendary high kings of Ireland.
CAIRO m English (Modern)
From the name of the city in Egypt, called القاهرة (al-Qahirah) in Arabic, meaning "the victorious".
CAISIDE m Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "curly haired", from Irish Gaelic cas.
CAIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GAIUS.
CAJETAN m History
English form of CAIETANUS.
CAL m English
Short form of CALVIN.
CALBHACH m Irish
Means "bald" in Irish Gaelic.
CALE m English
Short form of CALEB.
CALEB m English, Biblical
Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog". An alternate theory connects it to Hebrew כָּל (kal) meaning "whole, all of" and לֵב (lev) meaning "heart". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Canaan. Of the Israelites who left Egypt with Moses, Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who lived to see the Promised Land.... [more]
CALIGULA m History
Means "little boot" in Latin. This was a nickname for the Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus given to him in his youth by his father's soldiers.
CALISTO m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of CALLISTUS.
CALIXTE m French
French form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CALIXTUS.
CALIXTUS m Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLAHAN m English
From a surname, the Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Ceallacháin, which means "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLISTO (1) m Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALLISTUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from the Greek name Καλλιστος (Kallistos) "most beautiful". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callixtus), including the 3rd-century Callistus I who is regarded as a saint.
CALLIXTUS m Late Roman
Variant of CALLISTUS, the spelling perhaps influenced by Latin calix "wine cup". This was the name of three popes (also known as Callistus).
CALLUM m Scottish
Variant of CALUM.
CALOGERO m Italian
From the Late Latin name Calogerus meaning "beautiful elder", from Greek καλος (kalos) "beautiful" and γερων (geron) "old man, elder". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a hermit of Sicily.
CALOGERUS m Late Roman
Latin form of CALOGERO.
CALUM m Scottish
Scottish form of COLUMBA.
CALVAGH m Irish
Anglicized form of CALBHACH.
CALVIN m English
Derived from the French surname Cauvin, which was derived from chauve "bald". The surname was borne by Jean Cauvin (1509-1564), a theologian from France who was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. His surname was Latinized as Calvinus (based on Latin calvus "bald") and he is known as John Calvin in English. It has been used as a given name in his honour since the 19th century.
CALVUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "bald" in Latin.
CAM (2) m & f English
Short form of CAMERON.
CAMBYSES m History
From Καμβυσης (Kambyses), the Greek form of the Old Persian name Kambujiya, which is of unknown meaning. Two Persian kings bore this name, including Cambyses II who conquered Egypt.
CAMDEN m English (Modern)
From a surname that was from a place name perhaps meaning "enclosed valley" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English historian William Camden (1551-1623).
CAMERON m & f English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMILLE f & m French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CAMILLO m Italian
Italian form of CAMILLUS.
CAMILLUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which is probably of Etruscan origin and unknown meaning. It is probably not related to Latin camillus "a youth employed in religious services". This name was borne by the 16th-century Italian monk Saint Camillus de Lellis.
CAMILO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAMILLUS.
CAMPBELL m English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CAN m Turkish
Means "soul, life" in Turkish, from Persian جان (jan).
CANAAN m Biblical
Meaning unknown. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor of the Canaanite people.
CANDE f & m Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDELARIO m Spanish
Masculine form of CANDELARIA.
CANDIDE m & f French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CÁNDIDO m Spanish
Spanish form of CANDIDUS.
CÂNDIDO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CANDIDUS.
CANDIDUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of CANDIDA. This name was borne by a few early saints and martyrs.
CANER m Turkish
From Turkish can meaning "soul, life"and er meaning "brave man".
CANUTE m History
Anglicized form of KNUT.
CAOIMHÍN m Irish
Irish form of KEVIN.
CAOLÁN m Irish
From Gaelic caol "slender" combined with the diminutive suffix án.
CAOMH m Ancient Irish
Masculine form of CAOIMHE.
CAOMHÁN m Ancient Irish
Diminutive of CAOMH. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CARADOC m Welsh
Variant of CARADOG.
CARADOG m Welsh
Welsh form of CARATACOS. This is the name of several figures in Welsh history and legend, including a 6th-century king of Gwent and a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian romance.
CARATACOS m Ancient Celtic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARBREY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CARBRY m Irish
Anglicized form of CAIRBRE.
CAREL m Dutch
Dutch form of CHARLES.
CAREY m & f English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARL m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
German form of CHARLES. Two noteworthy bearers of the name were the German mathematician Carl Gauss (1777-1855), who made contributions to number theory and algebra as well as physics and astronomy, and the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961), who founded analytical psychology. It was imported to America in the 19th century by German immigrants.
CARLES m Catalan
Catalan form of CHARLES.
CARLINHOS m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLISLE m English
From a surname that was derived from the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.
CARLITO m Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of CARLOS.
CARLMAN m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of CARLOMAN.
CARLO m Italian
Italian form of CHARLES.
CARLOMAN m History, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.
CARLOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CHARLES.
CARLTON m English
Variant of CHARLTON.
CARLU m Corsican
Corsican form of CHARLES.
CARLYLE m English
Variant of CARLISLE.
CARMELO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian masculine form of CARMEL.
CARMI m Biblical
Means "vine" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
CARMINE m Italian
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
CARMO m & f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROL (1) f & m English
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
CAROL (2) m Romanian
Romanian form of CAROLUS. This was the name of two Romanian kings.
CARON f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CARPUS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latin form of the Greek name Καρπος (Karpos), which meant "fruit, profits". The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament in the second epistle of Timothy.
CARRAN m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of CORRAIDHÍN".
CARROL m Irish
Variant of CARROLL.
CARROLL m Irish
Anglicized form of CEARBHALL. A famous bearer of the surname was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
CARSON m & f English
From a Scottish surname of uncertain meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was the American scout Kit Carson (1809-1868).
CARTER m English
From an English surname that meant "one who uses a cart". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).