Names Starting with G

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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.
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.
GOFFREDO m Italian
Italian form of GODFREY.
GOFRAIDH m Irish
Irish form of GODFREY.
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 Irish gobha meaning "smith". This was the name of the Irish smith god, a provider of weapons for the Tuatha De Danann. He was also skilled at brewing beer.
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".
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".
GOL f Persian
Means "flower, rose" in Persian.
GOLBAHAR f Persian
Means "spring rose" in Persian.
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.
GOLNAR f Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and انار (anar) 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
Means "rose cheeked" in Persian.
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.
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 a second element of unknown meaning (with the spelling influenced by Latin salvus "safe"). Saint Gonzalo was an 11th-century bishop of Mondoñedo in Galicia, Spain.
GOODWIN m English (Rare)
From a 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.
GORAIDH m Scottish
Scottish 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, Macedonian
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 name in Berwickshire 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.
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 is American writer Gore Vidal (1925-).
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 Irish, Scottish
Derived from Irish gorm "blue" or "illustrious" and flaith "princess, lady". This was the name of a wife of the 11th-century Irish ruler 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
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes but was himself killed.
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.
GOTAM m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern form of GOTAMA.
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". 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 Native American, Apache
Means "wise" in Apache. This was the name of a 19th-century Apache warrior woman.
GOVAD m Persian Mythology
Means "wind" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) associated with the wind in Zoroastrianism.
GOVANNON m Welsh Mythology
Welsh cognate of GOIBNIU.
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.
GOYATHLAY m Native American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
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.
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 lynn.
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.
GRACÍLIA f Portuguese
Elaboration of GRAÇA.
GRACJA f Polish
Polish form of GRACIA.
GRACJAN m Polish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRADY m Irish, English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Grádaigh". The name Grádaigh means "noble" in Gaelic.
GRAEME m Scottish, English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of GRAHAM.
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 was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone.
GRAHAME m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of GRAHAM.
GRÁINNE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Gaelic grán meaning "grain". This was the name of an ancient Irish grain goddess. The name also belonged to the fiancée of Fionn mac Cumhail and the lover of Diarmaid in later Irish legend, and it is often associated with gráidh meaning "love".
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.
GRANVILLE m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman place name GRAINVILLE.
GRANYA f Irish
Variant of GRANIA.
GRATIA f German
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
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".
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
Means "beautiful" in Lithuanian. This name was created by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz for his poem Grażyna (1823).
GRÉAGÓIR m Irish
Irish form of GREGORY.
GREER f & m Scottish, 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.
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
Scottish diminutive 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
Means "peace" in Old Norse. In Norse myth she was a frost giantess, the mother of Víðarr by Odin. She also aided Thor in his fight against the giant Geirrod.
GRIER m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of GREER.
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 (grups).
GRIFFITH m Welsh
Anglicized form of GRUFFUDD.
GRIGOL m Georgian
Georgian form of GREGORY.
GRIGOR m Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian 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, Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of KRIEMHILD. In the Norse Volsungasaga Grímhildr is the mother of Gunnar and Gudrun, while in the later 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
Scottish 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 tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer.
GRISHA m Russian
Diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRISHMA f Indian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
GRIZEL f Scottish
Scottish variant 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
Variant of GORONWY.
GROSVENOR m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "great hunter" in Norman French.
GROVER m English
From a surname meaning "grove of trees" from Old English graf. 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".
GRUFFUD m Welsh
Variant of GRUFFUDD.
GRUFFUDD m Welsh
From the Old Welsh name Grippiud, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "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.
GRWN m Welsh
Means "ridge" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
GRY f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "dawn" in Norwegian.
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.
GUALBERTO m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of WALDOBERT or WALHBERCT.
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.
GÜÇİN f Turkish
Means "rose picking, rose growing" in Turkish.
GUDA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودة (see JUDA).
GUDBRAND m Norwegian, Danish
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 Swedish, 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.
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.
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 *sebros 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, formed of the Old Norse elements viskr "wise" and hórðr "brave, hardy".
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.
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), Danish (Rare)
From the Old Norse name Gulbrandr, a variant of Guðbrandr (see GUDBRAND).
GÜLDEN f Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
GULI f Uzbek
Uzbek form of GUL.
GULISA f Georgian
Means "little heart" in Georgian, derived from გული (guli) meaning "heart" combined with a diminutive suffix.
GÜLİSTAN f Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
GULISTAN f Kurdish
Kurdish form of GÜLİSTAN.
GÜLİZAR f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLZAR.
GULL f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
GULLA f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GULL.
GULMIRA f Kyrgyz, Kazakh
From Kyrgyz and Kazakh гүл (gul) meaning "flower", ultimately from Persian گل (gol), combined with Arabic أميرة (amira) meaning "princess".
GÜLNAR f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNAR f Kazakh
Kazakh form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNARƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of GOLNAR.
GULNARA f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of GOLNAR, as well as an Azerbaijani variant.
GÜLNAZ f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLNAZ.
GULNAZ f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULNORA f Uzbek
Uzbek form of GOLNAR.
GÜLNUR f Turkish
Means "rose light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
GULRUKH f Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GÜLŞEN f Turkish
Turkish form of GOLSHAN.
GULSHAN m Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GÜLTEN f Turkish
Means "rose skin" in Turkish.
GULUMBU f Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
GULZAR m & f Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
GUMARICH m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements guma meaning "man" and ric meaning "ruler, mighty".
GUN f Swedish
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of GUNNAR.
GÜNAY f & m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GUNBORG f Swedish
From the Old Norse name Gunnbjǫrg, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
GUNDA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names containing the Germanic element gund meaning "war".
GUNDHRAM m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of GUNTRAM.
GUNDISALVUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Old Germanic (Latinized) form of GONZALO.
GUNDULA f German
Elaborated form of GUNDA.
GÜNEL f Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "country, society".
GUNHILD f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
GUNILLA f Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNN f Norwegian
Modern form of GUNNR.
GUNNAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
GUNNE m Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element gunnr "war".
GUNNEL f Swedish
Swedish variant of GUNHILD.
GUNNER m English (Modern)
English variant of GUNNAR, influenced by the vocabulary word gunner.
GUNNHILDUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUNHILD.
GUNNI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GUNNE.
GUNNR f Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse gunnr meaning "war". This was the name of a valkyrie in Norse legend.
GUNNVOR f Norwegian
Variant of GUNVOR.
GÜNTER m German
Variant of GÜNTHER.
GUNTER m German
Variant of GÜNTHER.
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