Names Starting with G

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Gloria f English, Spanish, Italian, German
Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.... [more]
Gloriana f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Latin gloria meaning "glory". In Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene (1590) this was the name of the title character, a representation of Queen Elizabeth I.
Glorinda f Esperanto
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin gloria.
Glory f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word glory, ultimately from Latin gloria.
Glukel f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Glika.
Glykeria f Greek, Late Greek
From Greek γλυκερός (glykeros) meaning "sweet". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Heraclea.
Glyn m Welsh
Means "valley" in Welsh.
Glyndwr m Welsh
Given in honour of Owain Glyndwr (or Glyn Dŵr, Anglicized as Glendower), a 14th-century Welsh patriot who led a revolt against England. His byname means "valley water", and was probably inspired by the name of his estate at Glyndyfrdwy (meaning "valley of the River Dee").
Glynis f Welsh
Variant of Glenys.
Glynn m Welsh
Variant of Glyn.
Gnaeus m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of unknown Etruscan meaning, though it may be related to Latin naevus "birthmark". A famous bearer was Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great, a Roman general of the 1st century BC.
Gobán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Gobbán, derived from gobae "smith" and a diminutive suffix. It could also be a derivative of the name of the Irish smith god Goibniu (from the same root). This was the name of a few early saints, such as a 7th-century abbot of Killamery. In later folklore, the smith god and the saints seem to have conflated into the legendary figure Gobán Saor ("Gobán the builder"), a master architect and builder of churches.
Gobannos m Gaulish Mythology
From old Celtic *goban meaning "smith". This was the name of a scantily attested Gaulish smith god.
Gobbán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Gobán.
Gobind m Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of Govinda used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
Gobinda m Bengali
Bengali form of Govinda.
Gobnait f Irish
Feminine form of Gobán. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the founder of a monastery at Ballyvourney.
Gobnat f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Gobnait.
Gobnet f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Gobnait.
Gocha m Georgian
Meaning unknown, possibly from a Georgian dialectal word meaning "old man".
Goda 1 m & f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element god meaning "good".
Goda 2 f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian godà meaning "thought, dream" or "honour, respect".
Godabert m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and beraht "bright".
Godascalc m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Gottschalk.
Goddard m English (Rare)
From an English and French surname that was derived from the Germanic given name Godehard.
Godefroy m French
French form of Godafrid (see Godfrey).
Godehard m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and hard "hardy, brave". This was the name of an 11th-century saint who was a bishop of Hildesheim.
Godelieve f Flemish
Dutch (Flemish) form of Godeliva.
Godeliva f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Goteleib. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.
Godfrey m English
From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Godfried m Dutch
Dutch cognate of Godafrid (see Godfrey).
Godgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Godiva.
Godiva f Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Old English name Godgifu meaning "gift of god", from the elements god and giefu "gift". Lady Godiva was an 11th-century English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest the high taxes imposed by her husband upon the townspeople.
Godofredo m Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Godfrey.
Godric m Anglo-Saxon
Means "god's ruler", derived from Old English god combined with ric "ruler, mighty". This name died out a few centuries after the Norman Conquest.
Godtfred m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Godfrey.
Godwine m Anglo-Saxon
Means "friend of god", derived from Old English god combined with wine "friend". This was the name of the powerful 11th-century Earl of Wessex, the father of King Harold II of England.
Godzilla m Popular Culture
From Japanese ゴジラ (Gojira), a blend of ゴリラ (gorira) meaning "gorilla" and (kujira) meaning "whale". This is the name of a massive reptilian monster from a series of Japanese movies, starting 1954.
Goemon m History
Meaning unknown. His name is composed of the kanji (go) meaning "five", (not pronounced) meaning "right-hand, west", (e) meaning "guard, protect", and (mon) meaning "gate, door". This was the name of a semi-legendary 16th-century samurai who stole from the rich to give to the poor. After a failed assassination attempt on the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he was boiled alive.
Gofannon m Welsh Mythology
From Welsh gof meaning "smith". This was the name of a smith in Welsh legends. He is possibly a later development of an earlier Celtic god (seen also in Gaulish Gobannos and Irish Goibniu).
Goffredo m Italian
Italian form of Godfrey.
Gofraidh m Irish
Irish form of Guðfriðr.
Goga m Georgian
Diminutive of Giorgi.
Gogi m Georgian
Diminutive of Giorgi.
Gohar f & m Persian, Armenian, Urdu
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone". This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan.
Goibniu m Irish Mythology
Derived from Old Irish gobae meaning "smith". In Irish mythology this was the name of a divine metalsmith and weaponmaker of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He also provided them with feasts that protected them from old age. He may be derived from an earlier Celtic smith god (seen also in Gaulish Gobannos and Welsh Gofannon).
Goizane f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz meaning "morning".
Goizargi f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
Goizeder f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and eder "beautiful".
Gojira m Popular Culture
Japanese form of Godzilla.
Gojko m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
From Slavic gojiti meaning "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
Gökçe f Turkish
Means "blue" in Turkish.
Göker m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and er meaning "brave man".
Gökhan m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
Göksu m & f Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and su meaning "water".
Goku m Literature, Popular Culture
Japanese calque of Wukong, referring to the Monkey King. Starting in 1984 it was used by Akira Toriyama for the hero in the Dragon Ball manga, and subsequently in several animated television series and video games.
Gol f Persian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
Golbahar f Persian
Means "spring flower", from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and بهار (bahar) meaning "spring".
Golda f Yiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).
Goldie 1 f English
From a nickname for a person with blond hair, from the English word gold.
Goldie 2 f Yiddish
Variant of Golda.
Goliath m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew גָּלְיָת (Golyat), possibly derived from גָּלָה (galah) meaning "uncover, reveal". This is the name of the giant Philistine who is slain by David in the Old Testament.
Gollum m Literature
The name of a villainous creature in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit (1937). The book explains he was named Gollum from the swallowing sound he made in his throat. The sequel The Lord of the Rings (1954) tells that he was originally a hobbit named Sméagol.
Golnar f Persian
Means "pomegranate flower", derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" and نار (nar) meaning "pomegranate".
Gölnara f Tatar
Tatar form of Golnar.
Golnaz f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort".
Golshan f & m Persian
Means "rose garden" in Persian.
Golyat m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Goliath.
Golzar m & f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and the suffix زار (zar) meaning "place abounding in, field, garden".
Goma m Ancient Germanic
Older form of Gomes.
Gomer m & f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
Gomes m Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Portuguese form of the Visigothic name Goma, derived from the Germanic element guma meaning "man".
Gonca f Turkish
Means "flower bud" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
Gonçal m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Gonzalo.
Gonçalo m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gonzalo.
Goneril f Literature
From Gonorilla, of unknown meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gonorilla was the villainous eldest daughter of King Leir. When adapting the character for his play King Lear (1606), Shakespeare used the spelling Goneril.
Gonorilla f Literature
Form of Goneril used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, who wrote in Latin.
Gönül f Turkish
Means "heart" in Turkish.
Gonxhe f Albanian
Means "flower bud" in Albanian, of Persian origin. This was the middle name of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997).
Gonzalo m Spanish
From the medieval name Gundisalvus, which was the Latin form of a Germanic name composed of gund meaning "war" and an uncertain second element (possibly Latin salvus "safe", or a Germanic element with the spelling influenced by that Latin word). Saint Gonzalo was an 11th-century bishop of Mondoñedo in Galicia, Spain.
Goodwin m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Godwine.
Gopala m Hinduism
Means "cow protector" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna. This name was also borne by the 8th-century founder of the Pala Empire in Bengal.
Gopinath m Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of Gopinatha.
Gopinatha m Hinduism
Means "leader of the gopis" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, acquired because of his association with the gopis, who are cow-herding girls.
Gor m Armenian
Means "fierce" in Armenian.
Goraidh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Godfrey.
Göran m Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of George.
Gøran m Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of George.
Goran m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora meaning "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
Goranka f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Goran.
Gord m English
Short form of Gordon.
Gordan m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic gord meaning "dignified". This name and the feminine form Gordana were popularized by the publication of Croatian author Marija Jurić Zagorka's novel Gordana (1935).
Gorden m English
Variant of Gordon.
Gordian m History
From the Roman cognomen Gordianus meaning "from Gordium", Gordium being the capital of Phrygia in Asia Minor. This is the name by which three Roman emperors are known.
Gordie m English
Diminutive of Gordon. A famous bearer was Canadian hockey star Gordie Howe (1928-2016).
Gordon m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place in Berwickshire, itself derived from Brythonic elements meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.... [more]
Gordy m English
Diminutive of Gordon.
Gore m English (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "triangular" (from Old English gara), originally referring to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land. A famous bearer was American writer Gore Vidal (1925-2012).
Goretti f Various
From the surname of Maria Goretti, a 20th-century Italian saint who forgave her murderer on her deathbed. Her surname was derived from the given name Gregorio.
Ġorġ m Maltese
Maltese form of George.
Gorgi m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Ѓорѓи (see Gjorgji).
Gorica f Macedonian
Feminine form of Goran.
Gorka m Basque
Basque form of George.
Gormlaith f Old Irish
Derived from Old Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "ruler, sovereign, princess". This was the name of several medieval Irish royals, including the wife of the 11th-century king Brian Boru.
Goro m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 五郎 (see Gorō).
Gorō m Japanese
From Japanese (go) meaning "five" and () meaning "son". This was traditionally a name for the fifth son. Different combinations of kanji are also possible.
Goronwy m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Variant of Gronw. This form appears in the Book of Taliesin. It was borne by the Welsh poet Goronwy Owen (1723-1769).
Gorou m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 五郎 (see Gorō).
Gosia f Polish
Diminutive of Małgorzata.
Gosse m Medieval French
Old French form of Gozzo.
Gösta m Swedish
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Göstav m Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Gostislav m Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
Goswin m Dutch (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements gaut "Geat, Goth" and win "friend".
Göta f Swedish
Feminine form of Göte.
Gotama m Hinduism
Means "the best ox" from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "ox, cow" and तम (tama) meaning "best". In Hindu texts this is the name of one of the Saptarshis, or seven sages. This name was also borne by an early Indian philosopher who wrote the Nyaya Sutras.
Göte m Swedish
Swedish form of the Old Norse name Gauti, derived from gautr meaning "Geat, Goth".
Goteleib m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements god "god" and leub "dear, beloved".
Gottfrid m Swedish
Swedish form of Godfrey.
Gottfried m German
German form of Godfrey. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Gottfried von Strassburg and the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the inventors of calculus.
Gotthard m German
German form of Godehard.
Gotthilf m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gotthold m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "lovely, friendly, graceful". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gottlob m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gottschalk m German (Archaic)
Derived from the Germanic elements god "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
Gotzon m Basque
Means "angel" in Basque.
Gotzone f Basque
Feminine form of Gotzon.
Goutam m Bengali
Usual Bengali transcription of Gautam.
Gouyen f Indigenous American, Apache
Variant spelling of Góyąń.
Govad m Persian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
Govinda m Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
Gowri f Tamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of Gauri.
Goyaałé m Indigenous American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Chiricahua Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
Góyąń f Indigenous American, Apache
Means "wise" in Chiricahua Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
Goyo m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Gregorio.
Gözde f Turkish
Means "favourite" in Turkish.
Gozzo m Ancient Germanic
Originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Geats or Goths.
Graça f Portuguese
Means "grace" in Portuguese, making it a cognate of Grace.
Grace f English
From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.... [more]
Gracelyn f English (Modern)
Elaboration of Grace using the popular name suffix lyn.
Gracelynn f English (Modern)
Elaboration of Grace using the popular name suffix lyn.
Gracia f Spanish
Means "grace" in Spanish, making it a cognate of Grace.
Graciana f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Graciano.
Graciano m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Gracie f English
Diminutive of Grace.
Graciela f Spanish
Elaboration of Gracia.
Gracja f Polish
Polish form of Gracia.
Gracjan m Polish
Polish form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Grady m English
From an Irish surname, itself derived from the byname Gráda meaning "noble, illustrious".
Graeme m Scottish, English
From a surname that was a variant of Graham. This particular spelling for the given name has been most common in Scotland, New Zealand and Australia.
Graham m Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname, originally derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham. A famous bearer of the surname was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone. A famous bearer of the given name was the British author Graham Greene (1904-1991).... [more]
Grahame m Scottish, English
From a surname that was a variant of Graham.
Gráinne f Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Possibly derived from Old Irish grán meaning "grain" or gráin meaning "hatred, fear". In the Irish legend The Pursuit of Diarmaid and Gráinne she escaped from her arranged marriage to Fionn mac Cumhaill by fleeing with her lover Diarmaid. Another famous bearer was the powerful 16th-century Irish landowner and seafarer Gráinne Ní Mháille (known in English as Grace O'Malley), who was sometimes portrayed as a pirate queen in later tales.
Grania f Irish
Latinized form of Gráinne.
Granit m Albanian
Means "granite" in Albanian, from Italian granito, ultimately derived from Latin granum meaning "grain".
Grant m English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname that was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.
Granuaile f History
From Irish Gráinne Mhaol meaning "bald Gráinne". This was another name of Gráinne Ní Mháille, given in reference to her close-cropped hair as a young woman.
Granville m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman place name Grainville.
Gratia f Dutch (Rare)
Means "grace" in Latin.
Gratian m History
From the Roman name Gratianus, which meant "grace" from Latin gratus. Saint Gratian was the first bishop of Tours (4th century). This was also the name of a Roman emperor.
Gratiana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Gratien m French
French form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Gray m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "grey", originally given to a person who had grey hair or clothing.
Grayson m English (Modern)
From an English surname meaning "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward". It became common towards the end of the 20th century because of its similarity to popular names like Jason, Mason and Graham.
Grazia f Italian
Means "grace" in Italian, making it a cognate of Grace.
Graziana f Italian
Italian feminine form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Graziano m Italian
Italian form of Gratianus (see Gratian).
Graziella f Italian
Diminutive of Grazia.
Gražina f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Grażyna.
Grażyna f Polish
From Lithuanian graži meaning "beautiful". This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem Grażyna (1823).
Gréagóir m Irish
Irish form of Gregory.
Greer f & m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name Gregor.
Greet f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of Margaret.
Greetje f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Margaret.
Greg m English
Short form of Gregory.
Grega m Slovene
Slovene form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Greger m Swedish
Swedish form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregers m Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Danish and Norwegian form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregg m English
Short form of Gregory.
Grégoire m French
French form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregor m German, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of Gregorius (see Gregory). A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
Gregoria f Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregório m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregorio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Gregorius (see Gregory).
Gregorios m Late Greek
Ancient Greek form of Gregory.
Grégory m French
French form of Gregory.
Gregory m English
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγόριος (Gregorios), derived from γρήγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert". This name was popular among early Christians, being borne by a number of important saints including Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century), Saint Gregory the Illuminator (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century), and Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century). It was also borne by the 6th-century pope Saint Gregory I the Great, a reformer and Doctor of the Church, as well as 15 subsequent popes.... [more]
Greig m Scottish
Short form of Gregory.
Grenville m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Granville.
Gresham m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "grazing homestead" in Old English.
Gréta f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of Margaréta (Hungarian) or Margrét (Icelandic).
Greta f German, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Polish, English
Short form of Margareta. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
Gretchen f German, English
German diminutive of Margareta.
Grete f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of Margaret.
Gretel f German
Diminutive of Grete. It is well-known as a character from an 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch. The Grimm's story was based on earlier European folk tales.
Grethe f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of Margrethe.
Gretta f English
Variant of Greta.
Grey m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Gray.
Grga m Croatian
Short form of Grgur.
Grgur m Croatian
Croatian form of Gregory.
Grid f Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Gríðr, probably derived from either gríð "zeal, vehemence" or grið "peace". In Norse myth she was a giantess (jǫtunn), the mother of Vidar by Odin. She aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
Grier f & m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the given name Gregor.
Griet f Dutch
Short form of Margriet.
Griffin m English
Latinized form of Gruffudd. This name can also be inspired by the English word griffin, a creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, ultimately from Greek γρύψ (gryps).
Griffith m Welsh
Anglicized form of Gruffudd.
Grifud m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Gruffudd.
Grigol m Georgian
Georgian form of Gregory.
Grigor m Armenian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Armenian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Gregory. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
Grigore m Romanian
Romanian form of Gregory.
Grigori m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy).
Grigorii m Russian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy), as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
Grigorijs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gregory.
Grigorios m Greek
Modern Greek form of Gregory.
Grigoris m Greek
Modern Greek form of Gregory.
Grigoriy m Russian
Russian form of Gregory. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
Grigory m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy).
Grimaldo m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Grimwald.
Grímhildr f Norse Mythology, Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Kriemhild. In the Norse Völsungasaga Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the Germanic counterpart the Nibelungenlied Kriemhild is the sister of Günther and she herself has a role equivalent to Gudrun.
Grimwald m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements grim "mask" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
Griogair m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Gregory.
Griselda f English, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Germanic elements gris "grey" and hild "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval folklore, adapted into tales by Boccaccio (in The Decameron) and Chaucer (in The Canterbury Tales).
Grisha m Russian
Diminutive of Grigoriy.
Grishma f Indian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
Gríðr f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Grid.
Grizel f Scots
Scots form of Griselda.
Gro f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Gróa.
Gróa f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse gróa meaning "to grow". This is the name of a seeress in Norse mythology.
Gronw m Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Old Welsh gur "man". According to the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes with a special spear he crafted over the course of a year, but Lleu transformed into an eagle. After he was restored to human form he killed Gronw.
Grosvenor m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
Grover m English
From an English surname derived from Old English graf meaning "grove of trees". A famous bearer was the American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who popularized the name in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The name is now associated with a muppet character from the children's television program Sesame Street.
Grozda f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Grozdan.
Grozdan m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
Gruffudd m Welsh
From the Old Welsh name Grifud, the second element deriving from Old Welsh iudd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning (possibly cryf "strong"). This was a common name among medieval Welsh royalty. Gruffudd (or Gruffydd) ap Llywelyn was an 11th-century Welsh ruler who fought against England.
Gruffydd m Welsh
Variant of Gruffudd.
Grusha f Russian
Diminutive of Agrafena.
Gry f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "to dawn" in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
Grzegorz m Polish
Polish form of Gregory.
Guadalupe f & m Spanish
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
Gualguainus m Arthurian Romance
Latin form of Gawain used in some copies of Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicles.
Guálter m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Walter.
Gualterio m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Walter.
Gualtiero m Italian
Italian form of Walter.
Guanting m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with (tíng) meaning "court". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Guanyu m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guān) meaning "cap, crown, headgear" combined with () meaning "house, eaves, universe". Other character combinations are possible.
Guarin m Medieval French
Norman French form of Warin.
Guda m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودة (see Juda).
Gudbrand m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Guðbrandr meaning "god's sword", derived from the elements guð "god" and brandr "sword".
Gudina m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "growth, advancement" in Oromo.
Gudmund m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Guðmundr, which was derived from the elements guð "god" and mundr "protection".
Gudrun f Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.
Guendolen f Arthurian Romance
Variant of Gwendolen, used by Walter Scott in his poem The Bridal of Triermain (1813) for a queen who became the mother of Gyneth by King Arthur.
Guendoloena f Arthurian Romance
Latin form of Gwendolen used by Geoffrey of Monmouth for the wife of Merlin.
Guerino m Italian
Italian form of Warin.
Guglielmo m Italian
Italian form of William.
Gugulethu f Southern African, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele
From Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele igugu "treasure, pride" and lethu "our".
Gui m Portuguese
Short form of Guilherme.
Guido m Italian, German
Latinized form of Wido. This was the name of two 11th-century saints. Other notable bearers include 11th-century music theorist Guido d'Arezzo, 13th-century poet Guido Cavalcanti, and 17th-century painter Guido Reni.
Guifré m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Wilfred. This was the name of a 9th-century count of Barcelona.
Guilherme m Portuguese
Portuguese form of William.
Guillaume m French
French form of William.
Guillem m Catalan
Catalan form of William.
Guillermo m Spanish
Spanish form of William.
Guim m Catalan
Short form of Guillem.
Guinevere f Arthurian Romance
From the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar meaning "white phantom", ultimately from the old Celtic roots *windos meaning "fair, white, blessed" (modern Welsh gwen) and *sēbros meaning "phantom, magical being". In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.... [more]
Guiomar f & m Portuguese, Spanish, Arthurian Romance
Possibly derived from the Germanic name Wigmar, which is formed of the elements wig "war, battle" and mari "famous". In the medieval Lancelot-Grail Cycle he plays a minor role as a cousin of Guinevere, who banishes him after he becomes a lover of Morgan le Fey. In modern Portugal and Spain it is a feminine name.
Guiscard m Medieval French
Norman French form of the Norman name Wischard, from Old Norse vizkr "wise" and the Old French pejorative suffix -ard (from Frankish hard "brave, hardy"). This was the byname of Robert Guiscard, an 11th-century Norman conqueror of Sicily.
Guiying m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guì) meaning "laurel, cassia, cinnamon" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed from other character combinations as well.
Gül f Turkish
Means "rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Gul m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
Gülay f Turkish
Means "rose moon" in Turkish, from Turkish gül, ultimately Persian گل (gol), meaning "rose" combined with ay meaning "moon".
Gulbadan f Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
Gülbahar f Turkish
Turkish form of Golbahar.
Gulbahar f & m Urdu
Urdu form of Golbahar.
Gulbrand m Norwegian (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see Gudbrand).
Gulbrandr m Old Norse
Old Norse variant of Guðbrandr.
Gülçin f Turkish
Means "rose picking, rose growing" in Turkish.