Masculine Names

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CLIFFORD m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "ford by a cliff" in Old English.
CLIFTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
CLÍMACO m Spanish
Spanish form of Climacus, derived from Greek κλιμαξ (klimax) "ladder". The 7th-century monk Saint John Climacus (also known as John of the Ladder) acquired this name because he wrote a book called 'The Ladder of Divine Ascent'.
CLIMACUS m Late Roman
Latin form of CLÍMACO.
CLIMENT m Catalan
Catalan form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLINT m English
Short form of CLINTON. A notable bearer is American actor Clint Eastwood (1930-), who became famous early in his career for his western movies.
CLINTON m English
From a surname that was originally from an Old English place name meaning "settlement on the River Glyme". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).
CLIVE m English
From a surname meaning "cliff" in Old English, originally belonging to a person who lived near a cliff.
CLODOVICUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
CLOELIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning.
CLOPAS m Biblical
Meaning unknown, probably of Aramaic origin. In the New Testament Clopas is mentioned briefly as the husband of one of the women who witnessed the crucifixion, sometimes identified with Alphaeus.
CLOVIS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized), French
Shortened form of Clodovicus, a Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG). Clovis was a Frankish king who united France under his rule in the 5th century.
CLYDE m English
From the name of the River Clyde in Scotland, from Cumbric Clud, which is of uncertain origin. It became a common given name in America in the middle of the 19th century, perhaps in honour of Sir Colin Campbell (1792-1863) who was given the title Baron Clyde in 1858.
CNAEUS m Ancient Roman
Roman variant of GNAEUS.
CNUT m History
Variant of KNUT.
COBUS m Dutch
Short form of JACOBUS.
COBY m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of JACOB.
COCHISE m Native American, Apache
From Apache chis meaning "oak, wood". This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Chiricahua Apache.
CODRIN m Romanian
From Romanian codru meaning "forest", a word of uncertain origin.
CODRUȚ m Romanian
From Romanian codru meaning "forest", a word of uncertain origin.
CODY m English
From the Irish surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
CÓEMGEIN m Irish
Original Irish form of KEVIN.
COEN m Dutch
Short form of COENRAAD.
COENRAAD m Dutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
COHEN m English
From a common Jewish surname that was derived from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen) meaning "priest". This surname was traditionally associated with the hereditary priests who claimed descent from the biblical Aaron.
COILEAN m Irish
Irish form of CAILEAN.
COINNEACH m Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caoin "handsome". It is often Anglicized as Kenneth.
COL m Medieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
COLA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname meaning "charcoal", originally given to a person with dark features.
COLBERT m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman form of the Germanic name COLOBERT.
COLBY m English
From a surname, originally from various English place names, derived from the Old Norse nickname Koli (meaning "coal, dark") and býr "town".
COLE m English
From a surname that was originally derived from the Old English byname COLA.
COLIN (1) m Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAILEAN or COILEAN.
COLIN (2) m English
Medieval diminutive of Col, a short form of NICHOLAS.
COLLIN m English
Variant of COLIN (2).
COLM m Irish
Variant of COLUM.
COLMÁN m Irish
Diminutive of Colm (see COLUM). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
COLOBERT m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements col, possibly meaning "helmet", and beraht meaning "bright".
COLOMBANO m Italian
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
COLOMBO m Italian
Italian form of COLUMBA.
COLT m English
From the English word for a young male horse or from the surname of the same origin. It may be given in honour of the American industrialist Samuel Colt (1814-1862) or the firearms company that bears his name.
COLTON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was originally from a place name meaning "COLA's town".
COLUM m Irish
Irish form of COLUMBA. This is also an Old Irish word meaning "dove", derived from Latin columba.
COLUMBA m & f Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
COLUMBAN m Irish
Possibly an Irish diminutive of COLUMBA. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columban of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
COLUMBANUS m Late Roman
This name can be viewed as a derivative of COLUMBA or a Latinized form of COLUMBAN, both derivations being approximately equivalent. This is the name of Saint Columban in Latin sources.
COLWYN m Welsh
From the name of a river in northern Wales.
CÔME m French
French form of COSMAS.
COMGAL m Irish
Variant of COMHGHALL.
COMGALL m Irish
Variant of COMHGHALL.
COMGAN m Irish
Anglicized form of COMHGHÁN.
COMHGHALL m Irish
Means "joint pledge" from Irish comh "together" and gall "pledge".
COMHGHÁN m Irish
Means "born together" from Irish comh "together" and gan "born".
CONALL m Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Means "strong wolf" in Gaelic. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.
CONAN m Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Irish "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
CONCETTO m Italian
Masculine form of CONCETTA.
CONCHOBAR m Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Original Irish form of CONOR.
CONCHOBHAR m Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of CONCHOBAR.
CONCHÚR m Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of CONOR.
CONFUCIUS m History
Anglicized form of the Chinese name Kong Fuzi. The surname (Kong) means "hole, opening" and the title 夫子 (Fuzi) means "master". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Chinese philosopher. His given name was Qiu.
CÔNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (công) meaning "fair, equitable, public".
CONLAOCH m Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic conn "chief" and flaith "lord". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend including a son of Cúchulainn who was accidentally killed by his father.
CONLETH m Irish
Modern form of the old Irish name Conláed, possibly meaning "chaste fire" from Gaelic connla "chaste" and aodh "fire". Saint Conláed was a 5th-century bishop of Kildare.
CONLEY m Irish
Anglicized form of CONLETH.
CONN m Irish
Means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
CONNELL m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Conaill meaning "descendant of CONALL".
CONNIE f & m English
Diminutive of CONSTANCE and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of CORNELIUS or CONRAD.
CONOR m Irish, English, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Irish name Conchobar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.
CONRAD m English, German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuoni "brave" and rad "counsel". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.
CONRADO m Spanish
Spanish form of CONRAD.
CONRÍ m Irish
Means "wolf king" in Irish Gaelic.
CONSTANS m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "constant, steadfast". This was the name of a 4th-century Roman emperor, a son of Constantine the Great.
CONSTANT m French, Dutch, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name CONSTANS. It was also used by the Puritans as a vocabulary name, from the English word constant.
CONSTANTIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANTIN m Romanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CONSTANTINE m History
From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).
CONSTANTIUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name that was a derivative of CONSTANS.
CONSUS m Roman Mythology
Possibly derived from Latin conserere meaning "to sow, to plant". Consus was a Roman god of the harvest and grain.
CONWAY m English
From a surname that was derived from the name of the River Conwy, which possibly means "holy water" in Welsh.
COOPER m English
From a surname meaning "barrel maker" in Middle English.
COOS m Dutch
Diminutive of JACOB.
COR m Dutch
Short form of CORNELIS.
CORBIN m English
From a French surname that was derived from corbeau "raven", originally denoting a person who had dark hair. The name was probably popularized in America by actor Corbin Bernsen (1954-).
CORD m German
German contracted form of CONRAD.
CORDELL m English
From a surname meaning "maker of cord" or "seller of cord" in Middle English.
CORENTIN m Breton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
COREY m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series 'Julia'.
CORIN m French (Rare)
French form of QUIRINUS.
CORMAC m Irish
Possibly derived from Irish Gaelic corb "raven" or "wheel" and mac "son". This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Ireland.
CORMAG m Scottish
Scottish form of CORMAC.
CORNÉ m Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIS.
CORNEL m Romanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIS m Dutch
Dutch form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIU m Romanian
Romanian form of CORNELIUS.
CORNELIUS m Ancient Roman, English, Dutch, German, Biblical
Roman family name that possibly derives from the Latin element cornu "horn". In Acts in the New Testament Cornelius is a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. After speaking with Peter he converts to Christianity, and he is traditionally deemed the first gentile convert. The name was also borne by a few early saints, including a 3rd-century pope. In England it came into use in the 16th century, partly due to Dutch influence.
CORNELL m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name CORNELIUS.
CORRADINO m Italian
Diminutive of CORRADO.
CORRADO m Italian
Italian form of CONRAD. This was a 14th-century saint from Piacenza, Italy.
CORRAIDHÍN m Ancient Irish
Means "little spear", derived from Irish corradh "spear" and a diminutive suffix.
CORTNEY f & m English
Variant of COURTNEY.
CORWIN m English
From an English surname, derived from Old French cordoan "leather", ultimately from the name of the Spanish city of Cordova.
CORY m English
Variant of COREY.
COSIMO m Italian
Italian form of COSMAS. A famous bearer was Cosimo de' Medici, the 15th-century founder of Medici rule in Florence, who was a patron of the Renaissance and a successful merchant. Other members of the Medici family have also borne this name.
COŞKUN m Turkish
Means "enthusiastic" in Turkish.
COSMA m Italian
Italian form of COSMAS.
COSMAS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Κοσμας (Kosmas), which was derived from κοσμος (kosmos) meaning "order, decency". Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.
COSME m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of COSMAS.
COSMIN m Romanian
Romanian form of COSMAS.
COSMO m Italian, English
Italian variant of COSIMO. It was introduced to Britain in the 18th century by the second Scottish Duke of Gordon, who named his son and successor after his friend Cosimo III de' Medici.
COSTACHE m Romanian
Romanian variant of CONSTANTIN.
COSTANTINO m Italian
Italian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
COSTANZO m Italian
Italian form of CONSTANS.
COSTEL m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
COSTICĂ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of CONSTANTIN.
COSTIN m Romanian
Romanian short form of CONSTANTIN.
COURTNEY f & m English
From an aristocratic English surname that was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.
COWAL m Irish
Anglicized form of COMHGHALL.
COWESSESS m Native American, Ojibwe
From Ojibwe Ka-we-zauce meaning "little child". This was the name of a late 19th-century chief of the Saulteaux.
COY m English
From a surname that meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
CRAIG m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
CRAWFORD m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" in Old English.
CREE m English (Rare)
From the name of a Native American tribe of central Canada. Their name derives via French from the Cree word kiristino.
CREIGHTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name, originally from Gaelic crioch "border" combined with Old English tun "town".
CRESCENS m Late Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin name that was derived from crescere "to grow". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
CRESCENTIUS m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of the name CRESCENS. Saint Crescentius was a child martyred in Rome during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
CRESCENZO m Italian
Italian form of CRESCENTIUS.
CRÍOSTÓIR m Irish
Irish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISPIAN m English (Archaic)
Medieval variant of CRISPIN.
CRISPIN m English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Crispinus, which was derived from the name CRISPUS. Saint Crispin was a 3rd-century Roman who was martyred with his twin brother Crispinian in Gaul. They are the patrons of shoemakers. They were popular saints in England during the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.
CRISPUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "curly-haired" in Latin.
CRISTI m Romanian
Diminutive of CRISTIAN.
CRISTIÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIAN m Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of CHRISTIAN.
CRISTIANO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of CHRISTIAN. A famous bearer is Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-).
CRISTÓBAL m Spanish
Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTOFORO m Italian
Italian form of CHRISTOPHER.
CRISTÓVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CHRISTOPHER.
CROFTON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town with a small enclosed field" in Old English.
CRONUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Κρονος (Kronos), possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ker- meaning "to cut". Cronus was the Titan who fathered the Greek gods. As his wife Rhea gave birth to the gods, Cronus swallowed them fearing the prophecy that he would be overthrown by one of his children. However Rhea hid Zeus, her last child, who eventually forced his father to disgorge his siblings. Cronus and the rest of the Titans were then defeated by the gods and exiled.
ČRT m Slovene
Short form of ČRTOMIR.
ČRTOMIR m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic elements črt "hatred" and miru "peace, world". This is the name of the hero in the Slovene national epic 'Baptism on the Savica' (1835) by France Prešeren.
CRUZ f & m Spanish, Portuguese
Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion.
CSABA m Hungarian
Possibly means either "shepherd" or "gift" in Hungarian. According to legend this was the name of a son of Attila the Hun.
CSANÁD m Hungarian
Derived from the old Hungarian name Csana, of unknown meaning. This was the name of an 11th-century ruler, also known as Cenad, of the Hungarian region that came to be called Csanád County (now split between Hungary and Romania).
CSONGOR m Hungarian
Possibly from a Turkic root meaning "falcon". The Hungarian poet and dramatist Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his play 'Csongor és Tünde' (1830).
CTIBOR m Czech
Czech form of CZCIBOR.
CTIRAD m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
CUÁN m Irish
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from the Irish element meaning "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix.
CUAUHTÉMOC m Native American, Nahuatl
Means "falling eagle" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the last Aztec emperor, ruling until he was captured and executed by the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in the year 1525.
CÚCHULAINN m Irish Mythology
Means "hound of Culann" in Irish. This was the usual name of the warrior hero who was named Sétanta at birth, given to him because he took the place of one of Culann's hounds after he accidentally killed it. Irish legend tells of Cúchulainn's many adventures, including his single-handed defense of Ulster against the army of Queen Medb.
CUIDIGHTHEACH m Ancient Irish
Old Irish byname meaning "helpful".
CUIMÍN m Irish
Possibly from Celtic cam meaning "bent, crooked". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
CULHWCH m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "hiding place of the pig" in Welsh. In Welsh legend he was the lover of Olwen the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Before the giant would allow Culhwch to marry his daughter, he insisted that Culhwch complete a series of extremely difficult tasks. Culhwch managed to complete them, and he returned to marry Olwen and kill the giant. This tale appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
CULLEN m English
From a surname, either CULLEN (1) or CULLEN (2).
CUMHUR m Turkish
Means "public, people" in Turkish.
CÜNEYT m Turkish
Turkish form of JUNAYD.
CUNOBELINUS m Ancient Celtic
Possibly means "hound of Belenus" from the old Celtic element koun "hound" combined with the name of the god BELENUS. This was the name of a 1st-century king of southeast Britain.
CUPID m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Cupido meaning "desire". This was the name of the Roman god of love, the son of Venus and Mars. He was portrayed as a winged, blindfolded boy, armed with a bow and arrows, which caused the victim to fall in love. His Greek equivalent was Eros.
CUPIDO m Roman Mythology
Latin form of CUPID.
CURRO m Spanish
Andalusian diminutive of FRANCISCO.
CURT m English
Either a variant of KURT or short form of CURTIS.
CURTIS m English
From an English surname that originally meant "courteous" in Old French.
CUSTÓDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of CUSTODIO.
CUSTODIO m Spanish
Means "guardian" in Spanish, from Latin custodia "protection, safekeeping".
CUTHBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CUTHBERT.
CUTHBERT m English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements cuþ "famous" and beorht "bright". Saint Cuthbert was a 6th-century hermit who became the bishop of Lindisfarne, an island off the coast of England. He was known as performer of healing miracles. Because of the saint, this name remained in use in England even after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was (briefly) revived in the 19th century.
CVETKO m Slovene
Masculine form of CVETKA.
CY m English
Short form of CYRUS or CYRIL.
CYAN f & m English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "greenish blue", ultimately derived from Greek κυανος (kyanos).
CYMBELINE m Literature
Form of CUNOBELINUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Cymbeline' (1609).
CYNBEL m Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
CYNEBALD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and beald "bold".
CYNEFRIÐ m Anglo-Saxon
Means "royal peace" from Old English cyne "royal" and friþ "peace".
CYNEHEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and heard "brave, hardy".
CYNEMÆR m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and mær "famous".
CYNERIC m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and ric "power".
CYNESIGE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and sige "victory".
CYNEWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from Old English cyne "royal" and weard "guard".
CYNWRIG m Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn meaning "chief" and gwr meaning "hero, man", plus the suffix ig indicating "has the quality of".
CYPRIAN m Polish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus, which meant "from Cyprus". Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
CYPRIANUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of CYPRIAN.
CYPRIEN m French
French form of Cyprianus (see CYPRIAN).
CYRANO m Literature
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient Greek city of Cyrene, which was located in North Africa. Edmond Rostand used this name in his play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897). He based his character upon a real person, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, a French satirist of the 17th century.
CYRIACUS m Late Roman
Latinized form of the Greek name Κυριακος (Kyriakos), which meant "of the lord" (derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord"). This was the name of a few early saints.
CYRIL m English, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κυριλλος (Kyrillos), which was derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
CYRILLE m & f French
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
CYRUS m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Κυρος (Kyros), the Greek form of the Persian name Kūrush, which may mean "far sighted" or "young". The name is sometimes associated with Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord". It was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon. He is famous in the Old Testament for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. As an English name, it first came into use among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.
CYRYL m Polish
Polish form of CYRIL.
CYSTENNIN m Welsh
Welsh form of CONSTANTINE.
CZCIBOR m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
CZESŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and slava "glory".
DA m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), () meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
DAAN m Dutch
Short form of DANIËL.
DACIAN m Romanian
Derived from Dacia, the old Roman name for the region that is now Romania and Moldova.
DACRE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name in Cumbria, of Brythonic origin meaning "trickling stream".
DADO (1) m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DADO (2) m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of DAMIR and other names containing the sound da.
DAEDALUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos), which was derived from δαιδαλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because he had aided Theseus in his quest against the Minotaur. Daelalus and Icarus escaped using wings fashioned from wax, but Icarus fell from the sky to his death.
DAE-JUNG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (jung) meaning "middle". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well. A notable bearer was South Korean president Kim Dae-jung (1924-2009).
DAE-SEONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great, vast, large, high" combined with (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other combinations of hanja characters can also form this name.
DAFYDD m Welsh
Welsh form of DAVID. This name was borne by Dafydd ap Gruffydd, a 13th-century Welsh ruler, and Dafydd ap Gwilym, a 14th-century poet.
DAG m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse dagr meaning "day".
DAGDA m Irish Mythology
Means "good god" in Celtic. In Irish myth Dagda (called also The Dagda) was the powerful god of the earth, knowledge, magic, abundance and treaties, a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was skilled in combat and healing and possessed a huge club, the handle of which could revive the dead.
DAGFINN m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Dagfinnr, which was composed of the elements dagr "day" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
DAGON m Semitic Mythology
Perhaps related to Ugaritic dgn meaning "grain". This was the name of a Semitic god of agriculture, usually depicted with the body of a fish.
DAGR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of DAG.
DAGUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DAG.
DAI m Welsh
Derived from the old Celtic word dei meaning "to shine". This name is also used as a Welsh diminutive of DAVID.
DÁIBHÍ m Irish
Irish form of DAVID.
DÀIBHIDH m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of DAVID.
DAICHI m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (chi) meaning "earth, land" or (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DAIKI m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness", (ki) meaning "tree" or (ki) meaning "valuable". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
DÁIRE m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "fruitful, fertile" in Irish Gaelic. This name is borne by many figures in Irish legend, including the Ulster chief who reneged on his promise to loan the Brown Bull of Cooley to Medb, starting the war between Connacht and Ulster as told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
DAISUKE m Japanese
From Japanese (dai) meaning "big, great" and (suke) meaning "help". Other kanji combinations are possible.
DÁITHÍ m Irish
Possibly means "swift" in Irish Gaelic. It is sometimes used as an Irish form of David.
DAITHÍ m Irish
Variant of DÁITHÍ.
DAIVIDH m Scottish (Rare)
Gaelic variant of DAVID.
DAKARAI m Southern African, Shona
Means "rejoice" in Shona.
DAKILA m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "great" in Tagalog.
DAKOTA m & f English (Modern)
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language. This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.
DÁLACH m Irish
Derived from Irish dál meaning "assembly".
DALE m & f English
From an English surname that originally belonged to a person who lived near a dale or valley.
DALEY m Irish, English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Dálaigh meaning "descendant of Dálach". The name Dálach means "assembly" in Gaelic.
DALIBOR m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DALIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
DALITSO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessing" in Chewa.
DALLAS m & f English
From a surname that was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling". A city in Texas bears this name, probably in honour of American Vice President George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864).
DALTON m English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name meaning "valley town" in Old English. A notable bearer of the surname was John Dalton (1766-1844), the English chemist and physicist who theorized about the existence of atoms.
DALY m Irish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of DALEY.
DAMHÁN m Irish
Means "fawn" from Gaelic damh "stag, ox" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DAMIAAN m Dutch
Dutch form of DAMIAN.
DAMIÁN m Spanish, Czech
Spanish and Czech form of DAMIAN.
DAMIAN m English, Polish, Dutch
From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos), which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian Europe. Another saint by this name was Peter Damian, an 11th-century cardinal and theologian from Italy.
DAMIANO m Italian
Italian form of DAMIAN.
DAMIANOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DAMIAN.
DAMIEN m French
French form of DAMIAN.
DAMIJAN m Slovene
Slovene form of DAMIAN.
DAMION m English
Variant of DAMIAN.
DAMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
DAMJAN m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DAMIAN.
DAMOCLES m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Δαμοκλης (Damokles), which was derived from δαμος (damos) "the people", a Doric Greek variant of δημος (demos), and κλεος (kleos) "glory". In Greek legend Damocles was a member of the court of Dionysius the Elder, the king of Syracuse. Damocles expressed envy of the king's station so Dionysius offered to switch roles with him for a day. To illustrate to Damocles the peril of a man in his position he suspended a sword over the throne.
DAMODAR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
DAMODARA m Hinduism
Means "rope around the belly", derived from Sanskrit दाम (dama) meaning "rope" and उदर (udara) meaning "belly". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because his foster-mother tied him to a large urn.
DAMON m Greek Mythology, English
Derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) meaning "to tame". According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to temporarily go free on the condition that Damon take his place in prison. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias. As an English given name, it has only been regularly used since the 20th century.
DAMYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of DAMIAN.
DAN (1) m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis 30:6.
DAN (3) m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse byname Danr meaning "a Dane". This was the name of several semi-legendary Danish kings.
DANA (2) m & f English
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who was Danish. It was originally given in honour of American lawyer Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882), the author of 'Two Years Before the Mast'.
DANA (4) m & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANAIL m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
DANCHO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of DANAIL.
DANČO m Macedonian
Diminutive of DANIEL.
DAND m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANDREW.
DANE m English
From an English surname that was either a variant of the surname DEAN or else an ethnic name referring to a person from Denmark.
DANEL m Basque
Basque form of DANIEL.
DANI (2) m Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch
Diminutive of DÁNIEL (Hungarian), DANIEL (Spanish) or DANIËL (Dutch).
DÁNIEL m Hungarian, Faroese
Hungarian and Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANÍEL m Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANIEL.
DANIËL m Dutch
Dutch form of DANIEL.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANIELE m Italian
Italian form of DANIEL.
DANIELIUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DANIEL.
DANIELS m Latvian
Latvian form of DANIEL.
DANIHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of DANIEL used in the Latin Bible.
DANIIL m Russian, Greek
Russian and Greek form of DANIEL.
DANIILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DANIJEL m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Form of DANIEL in several languages.
DANILA m Russian
Russian variant form of DANIEL.
DANILO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
DANIYYEL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DÁNJAL m Faroese
Faroese form of DANIEL.
DANKO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of GORDAN, DANILO or DANIJEL.
DANNE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of DANIEL or DAN (3).
DANNIE m English
Diminutive of DANIEL.