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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the meaning contains the keyword love.
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AMADEUS m Late Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
AMANDUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
AMOR m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
ANBU m Tamil
Means "love" in Tamil.
CARATACOS m Brythonic
Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule.
CARON f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CARWYN m Welsh
Means "blessed love" from Welsh caru "to love" and gwyn "white, fair, blessed".
CERI m & f Welsh
Meaning uncertain. It could come from the name of the Ceri River in Ceredigion, Wales; it could be a short form of CERIDWEN; it could be derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CHIKONDI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "love" in Chewa.
DRAGOLJUB m Serbian, Croatian
From the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and lyuby meaning "love". This is also the Serbian and Croatian word for the flowering plant nasturtium (species Tropaeolum majus).
EROS m Greek Mythology
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Εὐστόργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word εὔστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and στέργω (stergo) meaning "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
FUMNANYA f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
GURPREET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
HARPREET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From the name of the Hindu god HARI and Sanskrit प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
KAMA m Hinduism
Means "love, desire" in Sanskrit. Kama is the winged Hindu god of love, the son of Lakshmi.
KEALOHA f & m Hawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
LEMMINKÄINEN m Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Finnish lempi "love". In the Finnish epic the Kalevala this is the name of an arrogant hero. After he was killed his mother fetched his body from the River of Death and restored him to life. He is sometimes identified with the god Ahti.
LIEBER m Yiddish
From Yiddish ליבע (libe) meaning "love".
LJUBIŠA m Serbian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
LUBOŠ m Czech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBEN m Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
MANPREET f & m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
MEDAD m Biblical
Means "love" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Medad is one of the elders who prophesizes in the camp of the Israelites after the flight from Egypt.
PHILADELPHOS m Ancient Greek
From Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "brother".
PRANAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PREM m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
REN m & f Japanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
RUDO m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
THANDO m & f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele thanda meaning "to love".
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