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GABBY m & f English
Diminutive of GABRIEL or GABRIELLE.
GABE m English
Short form of GABRIEL.
GABI f & m German, Romanian, Hungarian
German diminutive of GABRIELE (2) (feminine), Romanian diminutive of GABRIEL (masculine) or GABRIELA (feminine), and Hungarian diminutive of GÁBOR (masculine) or GABRIELLA (feminine).
GABIJA f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Probably from Lithuanian gaubti meaning "to cover". In Lithuanian mythology this was the name of the goddess of fire and the home.
GABIN m French
French form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GABINUS m Late Roman
Latin form of GAVINO.
GABIR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جابر (see JABIR).
GÁBOR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
GABR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبر (see JABR).
GÁBRIEL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËL m Dutch
Dutch form of GABRIEL.
GABRIEL m French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad.... [more]
GABRIELE (1) m Italian
Italian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELE (2) f German
German feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELIUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIËLLE f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of GABRIEL.
GABRIELLE f French, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
GABRIELS m Latvian
Latvian form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJEL m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJELA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GAD m Biblical
Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.
GADAR f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Կատար (see KATAR).
GADISA m Eastern African, Oromo
From Oromo gaaddisa meaning "shade".
GADISE f Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of GADISA.
GAE f English (Rare)
Variant of GAY.
GAËL m French, Breton
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.
GAEL f English (Modern)
Variant of GAIL, also coinciding with the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages.
GAËLLE f French, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GAENOR f Welsh
Welsh variant of GAYNOR.
GAÉTAN m French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTAN m French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAETANA f Italian
Feminine form of GAETANO.
GAÉTANE f French
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTANE f French
French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAETANO m Italian
Italian form of the Latin name Caietanus, which meant "from Caieta". Caieta (now called Gaeta) was a town in ancient Italy, its name deriving either from Kaiadas, the name a Greek location where prisoners were executed, or else from Caieta, the name of the nurse of Aeneas. Saint Gaetano was a 16th-century Italian priest who founded the Theatines.
GAFAR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).
GAGE m English (Modern)
From an English surname of Old French origin meaning either "measure", originally denoting one who was an assayer, or "pledge", referring to a moneylender. It was popularized as a given name by a character from the book 'Pet Sematary' (1983) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1989).
GAHARIET m Arthurian Romance
Medieval French form of GARETH.
GAI m Hebrew
Means "valley, ravine" in Hebrew.
GAIA f Greek Mythology, Italian
From the Greek word γαια (gaia), a parallel form of γη (ge) meaning "earth". In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
GAIANA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γαιανη (Gaiane), a derivative of GAIA. This was the name of a (perhaps fictional) martyr who was killed in Armenia during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century.
GAIANE f Ancient Greek
Greek form of GAIANA.
GAIL f English
Short form of ABIGAIL.
GAILA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAIOZ m Georgian
Georgian form of GAIUS.
GAIUS m Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
GAIZKA m Basque
Means "saviour" in Basque.
GAJA (1) f Slovene, Polish
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
GAJA (2) f Esperanto
Means "glad" in Esperanto.
GÁL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GALLUS.
GAL (1) f & m Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAL (2) m Slovene
Slovene form of GALLUS.
GALA (1) f Russian
Short form of GALINA.
GALA (2) f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of GALLUS.
GALADRIEL f Literature
Means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland" in Sindarin. Galadriel was a Noldorin elf princess renowned for her beauty and wisdom in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels. The elements are galad "radiant" and riel "garlanded maiden". Alatáriel is the Quenya form of her name.
GALAHAD m Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legend Sir Galahad was the son of Lancelot and Elaine. He was the most pure of the Knights of the Round Table, and he was the only one to succeed in finding the Holy Grail. He first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
GALAL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جلال (see JALAL).
GALCHOBHAR m Ancient Irish
Means "foreign help" in Irish.
GALE (1) f English
Variant of GAIL.
GALE (2) m English
From an English surname that was derived from Middle English gaile "jovial".
GALEAZZO m Italian
Italian form of GALAHAD.
GALEN m English
Modern form of the Greek name Γαληνος (Galenos), which meant "calm" from Greek γαληνη (galene). It was borne by a 2nd-century BC Greco-Roman physician who contributed to anatomy and medicine. In modern times the name is occasionally given in his honour.
GALENA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALENE f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALENOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of GALEN.
GALIA f Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALILA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جليلة (see JALILA).
GALILAHI f Native American, Cherokee
Possibly means "attractive" in Cherokee.
GALINA f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALINI f Greek
Modern Greek feminine form of GALEN.
GALİP m Turkish
Turkish form of GHALIB.
GALIT f Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALL m History
Form of GALLUS used to refer to the saint.
GAL·LA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of GALLUS.
GALLA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of GALLUS.
GALLAGHER m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Gallchobhair meaning "descendant of GALLCHOBHAR".
GALLCHOBHAR m Irish (Rare)
Irish name derived from gall "stranger" and cabhair "help".
GALLO m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of GALLUS.
GALLUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "rooster" in Latin. It could also refer to a person from Gaul (Latin Gallia). This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint, a companion of Saint Columbanus, who later became a hermit in Switzerland.
GALO m Spanish
Spanish form of GALLUS.
GALVÃO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of GAWAIN.
GALYA f Russian
Diminutive of GALINA.
GAMAL m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMAL.
GAMALIEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my reward is God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GAMIL m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
GAMILA f Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
GAMZE f Turkish
Means "dimple" in Turkish.
GANBAATAR m Mongolian
Means "steel hero" in Mongolian.
GANDALF m Norse Mythology, Literature
Means "wand elf" in Old Norse, from the elements gandr "wand, staff, cane" and álfr "elf". This name belongs to a dwarf in the 'Völuspá', a 13th-century Scandinavian manuscript that forms part of the Poetic Edda. The author J. R. R. Tolkien borrowed the name for a wizard in his novels 'The Hobbit' (1937) and 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954).
GANESHA m Hinduism
Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.
GANG m Chinese
From Chinese (gāng) meaning "hard, rigid, strong", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
GANI m Filipino, Tagalog
Short form of ISAGANI.
GANIX m Basque
Basque form of JOHN.
GANIZANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "think" in Chewa.
GANTULGA m Mongolian
Means "steel cooking stand" in Mongolian.
GANYMEDE m Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.
GANZORIG m Mongolian
Means "steel courage" in Mongolian.
GARAILE m Basque
Means "victor" in Basque.
GARBHÁN m Irish
Means "little rough one" from Irish garbh "rough" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint.
GARBI f Basque
Means "clean, pure" in Basque.
GARBIÑE f Basque
Variant of GARBI.
GARDEN f Basque
Means "transparent, clear" in Basque.
GARDENIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the tropical flower, which was named for the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden (1730-1791).
GAREGIN m Armenian
Old Armenian name of unknown meaning.
GAREN m Armenian
Short form of GAREGIN.
GARETH m Welsh, English (British), Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. It first appears in this form in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', in which Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table, the brother of Sir Gawain. Malory based the name on Gahariet, which was the name of a similar Arthurian character in French sources. It may ultimately have a Welsh origin, possibly related to gwaredd meaning "gentleness".
GAREY m English
Variant of GARY.
GARFIELD m English
From a surname meaning "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881). It is now associated with the cat in Jim Davis's cartoon strip 'Garfield'.
GARGI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
GARLAND m English
From a surname meaning "triangle land" from Old English gara and land. The surname originally belonged to a person who owned a triangle-shaped piece of land.
GARNET (1) f English
From the English word garnet for the precious stone, the birthstone of January. The word is derived from Middle English gernet meaning "dark red".
GARNET (2) m & f English
From an English surname that either referred to a person who made hinges (Old French carne) or was derived from the Norman name GUARIN.
GARNETT m & f English
Variant of GARNET (2).
GARNIER m Medieval French
Medieval French form of WERNER.
GARRET m English
From a surname that was a variant of GARRETT.
GARRETT m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name GERALD or GERARD. A famous bearer of the surname was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
GARRICK m English
From a surname that was originally derived from Occitan garric meaning "oak tree grove".
GARRY m English
Variant of GARY.
GARSEA m Medieval Spanish
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear". This was the name of several medieval kings of Navarre and Leon.
GARTH m English
From a surname meaning "garden" in Old Norse, originally denoting one who lived near or worked in a garden.
GARVAN m Irish
Anglicized form of GARBHÁN.
GARY m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear". This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the city of Gary in Indiana where his agent was born.
GÁSPÁR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of JASPER.
GASPAR m Spanish, Portuguese, Judeo-Christian Legend
Spanish and Portuguese form of JASPER, as well as the Latin form.
GASPARD m French
French form of JASPER.
GASPARE m Italian
Italian form of JASPER.
GASPARO m Italian
Italian form of JASPER.
GAŠPER m Slovene
Slovene form of JASPER.
GASTO m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GASTON.
GASTÓN m Spanish
Spanish form of GASTON.
GASTON m French
Possibly from a Germanic name derived from the element gast meaning "stranger, guest". This is the usual French name for Saint Vedastus, called Vaast in Flemish, and alternatively the name may be connected to it. The name was also borne by several counts of Foix-Béarn, beginning in the 13th century.
GASTONE m Italian
Italian form of GASTON.
GATHBIYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
GAUFRID m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements gawia "territory" and frid "peace".
GAUHAR f Urdu, Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
GAULTIER m French
French form of WALTER.
GAURI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAUTAMA m Sanskrit
In the case of Siddhartha Gautama, a patronymic form of GOTAMA. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a 6th-century BC nobleman who left his family in order to lead a life of meditation and poverty.
GAUTBERT m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements gaut "Geat, Goth" and beraht "bright".
GAUTE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of GÖTE.
GAUTHIER m French
French form of WALTER.
GAUTI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GÖTE.
GAUTIER m French
French form of WALTER.
GAUTSTAFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form (possibly) of GUSTAV. This form is only attested in the Old Norse period belonging to a horse.
GAUTVIN m Ancient Germanic
Germanic form of GOSWIN.
GAUVAIN m French
French form of GAWAIN.
GAVIN m English, Scottish
Medieval form of GAWAIN. Though it died out in England, it was reintroduced from Scotland in the 20th century.
GAVINO m Italian
From the Late Latin name Gabinus, which possibly referred to the ancient city of Gabii in central Italy. Saint Gavino was martyred in Sardinia in the 3rd century.
GAVRAIL m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
GAVREL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of GABRIEL.
GAVRIEL m Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIIL m Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIL m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILO m Serbian
Serbian form of GABRIEL.
GAWAHIR f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواهر (see JAWAHIR).
GAWAIN m Welsh, Arthurian Romance
Meaning uncertain, from the Latin form Walganus used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth. This was the name of a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He can be identified with the earlier Welsh hero Gwalchmei, and it is likely that the name derives from GWALCHMEI. Alternatively it may have a different Celtic or even a Germanic origin. Gawain was a popular hero in medieval stories such as the 14th-century romantic poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.
GAWDAT m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودت (see JAWDAT).
GAWEŁ m Polish
Polish form of GALLUS.
GAY f English
From the English word gay meaning "gay, happy". By the mid-20th century the word had acquired the additional meaning of "homosexual", and the name has subsequently dropped out of use.
GAYATHRI f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GAYATRI f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra), which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GAYE (1) f English
Variant of GAY.
GAYE (2) f Turkish
Means "goal" in Turkish.
GAYLA f English
Elaborated form of GAIL.
GAYLE f & m English
Variant of GAIL or GALE (2).
GAYLORD m English
From an English surname that was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited, boisterous". This name was rarely used after the mid-20th century, when the word gay acquired the slang meaning "homosexual".
GAZ m English (British)
Diminutive of GARY or GARETH.
GAZBIYYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
GAZSI m Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of JASPER.
GBEMISOLA f Western African, Yoruba
Means "carry me into wealth" in Yoruba.
GEARALT m Irish
Irish form of GERALD.
GEARÓID m Irish
Irish form of GERARD or GERALD.
GEBAHARD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GEBHARD.
GEBHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element geb "gift" combined with hard "brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
GEDALIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.
GEDEON m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of GIDEON used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
GEERT m Dutch
Dutch form of GERHARD.
GEERTJE f Dutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
GEERTRUIDA f Dutch
Dutch form of GERTRUDE.
GEEVARGHESE m Indian, Malayalam
Malayalam form of GEORGE, used by Saint Thomas Christians in the Indian state of Kerala.
GEFEN f Hebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.
GEGHARD m Armenian
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
GEIR m Norwegian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse element geirr meaning "spear".
GEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GEIR.
GELA m Georgian
Possibly from Georgian მგელი (mgeli) meaning "wolf".
GELLÉRT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GERARD. Saint Gellért was an 11th-century missionary to Hungary who was martyred by being thrown into the Danube.
GELSOMINA f Italian
Italian form of JASMINE.
GELTRUDE f Italian
Italian form of GERTRUDE.
GEMA f Spanish
Spanish form of GEMMA.
GEMARIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has completed" in Hebrew. This is the name of a friend of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
GEMINI m Roman Mythology
Means "twins" in Latin. This is the name of the third sign of the zodiac. The two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux, are named for the mythological twin sons of Leda.
GEMMA f Italian, Catalan, English (British), Dutch
Medieval Italian nickname meaning "gem, precious stone". It was borne by the wife of the 13th-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
GENA (1) f English
Variant of GINA.
GENA (2) m Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY.
GENADI m Bulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
GENĀDIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GENNADIUS.
GENE m English
Short form of EUGENE.
GENESIS f English (Modern)
Means "birth, origin" in Greek. This is the name of the first book of the Old Testament in the Bible. It tells of the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, Noah and the great flood, and the three patriarchs.
GENEVA f English
Possibly a shortened form of GENEVIEVE. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
GENEVIÈVE f French
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman". Alternatively it could be of Gaulish origin, from the related Celtic element genos "kin, family" combined with a second element of unknown meaning. This name was borne by Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, who inspired the city to resist the Huns in the 5th century.
GENEVIEVE f English
English form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENEVRA f Various
Variant of GINEVRA.
GENGHIS m History
From the title Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan, meaning "universal ruler", which was adopted by the Mongol Empire founder Temujin in the late 12th century. Remembered both for his military brilliance and his brutality towards civilians, he went on to conquer huge areas of Asia and Eastern Europe.
GENIE f English
Diminutive of EUGENIA.
GENISTA f Various
From the Latin name of the broom plant.
GENKO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENNADI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENNADIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Γενναδιος (Gennadios), which was derived from Greek γενναδας (gennadas) "noble, generous". Saint Gennadius was an early martyr from North Africa.
GENNADIY m Russian
Russian form of GENNADIUS.
GENNADIYA f Russian
Feminine form of GENNADIY.
GENNADY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Геннадий (see GENNADIY).
GENNARINO m Italian
Diminutive of GENNARO.
GENNARO m Italian
Italian form of JANUARIUS.
GENO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENOVAITĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEFFA f Italian
Italian form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOVEVA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENOWEFA f Polish
Polish form of GENEVIÈVE.
GENTIAN m Albanian
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
GENTIANA f Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GENTIUS m Albanian
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
GENYA m Russian
Diminutive of GENNADIY or YEVGENIY.
GEOFF m English
Short form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFREY m English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was further confused with the distinct name Godfrey.... [more]
GEOFFROI m Medieval French
Medieval French form of GEOFFREY.
GEOFFROY m French
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORDIE m English
Diminutive of GEORGE.
GEORG m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian
Form of GEORGE in several languages. This name was borne by the German idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831).
GEORGE m English, Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios), which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art.... [more]
GEORGEI m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GEORGES m French
French form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
GEORGETA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGETTE f French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGI m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of GEORGE.
GEORGIA f English, Greek
Latinate feminine form of GEORGE. This is the name of an American state, which was named after the British king George II. A famous bearer was the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).
GEORGIANA f English, Romanian
Feminine form of GEORGE. This form of the name has been in use in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
GEORGIE f & m English
Diminutive of GEORGIA or GEORGE.
GEORGIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGINA f English, Dutch, German, Spanish
Feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGINE f French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGIY m Russian
Russian form of GEORGE.
GEORGO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of GEORGE.
GEORGS m Latvian
Latvian form of GEORGE.
GEORGY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Георгий (see GEORGIY).
GERA m Biblical
Possibly means "a grain" in Hebrew. This was the name of several members of the tribe of Benjamin in the Old Testament.
GERAINT m Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly a Welsh form of GERONTIUS. This was the name of a figure various Welsh legends. He was also incorporated into later Arthurian tales as one of the Knights of the Round Table and the husband of Enid.
GÉRALD m French
French form of GERALD.
GERALD m English, German
From a Germanic name meaning "rule of the spear", from the elements ger meaning "spear" and wald meaning "rule". The Normans brought this name to Britain. Though it died out in England during the Middle Ages, it remained common in Ireland. It was revived in the English-speaking world in 19th century.
GÉRALDINE f French
French feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDINE f English
Feminine form of GERALD.
GERALDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of GERALD.
GERALLT m Welsh
Welsh form of GERALD.
GÉRARD m French
French form of GERARD.
GERARD m English, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
GERARDA f Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of GERARD.
GERARDO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of GERARD.
GERASIM m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of GERASIMOS.
GERASIMOS m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek γερας (geras) meaning "honour, gift". Saint Gerasimus was a 5th-century hermit who lived near the Jordan River.
GÉRAUD m French
French form of GERALD.
GERBEN m Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bern meaning "bear".
GERBERN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERBEN.
GERBOLD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ger meaning "spear" and bald meaning "bold".
GERD (1) m German, Dutch
Short form of GERHARD.
GERD (2) f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
GERDA (1) f German, Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GERDA (2) f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Latinized form of GERD (2).
GERDINA f Dutch
Feminine form of GERD (1).
GEREL f Mongolian
Means "light" in Mongolian.
GEREON m German, Late Roman
Possibly derived from Greek γερων (geron) meaning "old man, elder". This was the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century.
GERFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GERFRIED.
GERFRIED m German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ger "spear" and frid "peace".