Names Starting with G

gender
usage
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 "fire, torch, 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, rune". 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. Her story appears in Norse literature such as the Eddas and the Völsungasaga. She is called Kriemhild in German versions of the tale. This is also an unrelated character in the medieval German epic Kudrun.
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. Notable bearers include the 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 Vilifredus, a Latinized form of Willifrid (or perhaps a Visigothic cognate). 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.
Guillerme m Galician
Galician form of William.
Guillermina f Spanish
Feminine form of Guillermo.
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 "white" (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 was 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 Old Frankish hard "hard, firm, 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.
Gula f Sumerian Mythology
Means "the great" in Sumerian. This may have originally been a title rather then a name. Gula was a Sumerian and Akkadian goddess of healing, medicine and midwifery. She was often depicted alongside dogs. In later periods she was equated with other healing goddesses such as Ninisina.
Gülay f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "rose moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, derived from 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.
Gülden f Turkish
Means "from the rose" in Turkish.
Guli f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Gul.
Gulisa f Georgian
Means "of the heart" in Georgian, from გულის (gulis), the genitive of გული (guli) meaning "heart".
Gülistan f Turkish
Means "rose garden" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Gulistan f Kurdish
Kurdish form of Gülistan.
Gülizar f Turkish
Turkish form of Golzar.
Gull f Swedish
Short form of various Scandinavian names beginning with the Old Norse element guð meaning "god".
Gulla f Old Norse
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, Georgian, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Georgian form of Golnar, as well as a simplified 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 Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements gomo meaning "man" and rih meaning "ruler, king".
Gumersindo m Spanish
From the medieval name Gomesendus, the Latin form of a Germanic (Visigothic or Suebian) name probably composed of guma "man" and sinþs "time". This was the name of a 9th-century martyr from Córdoba.
Gun f Swedish
Modern form of Gunnr.
Gunārs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gunnar.
Günəş f Azerbaijani
Means "sun" in Azerbaijani.
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, Germanic
Short form of names containing the Old German element gunda meaning "war" (Proto-Germanic *gunþī).
Gundega f Latvian
Means "buttercup (flower)" in Latvian. This name was used by the Latvian playwright Anna Brigadere in her play Princese Gundega un Karalis Brusubārda (1923).
Gundhram m Germanic
Old German form of Guntram.
Gundisalvus m Germanic (Latinized)
Old German (Latinized) form of Gonzalo.
Gundula f German
Originally a diminutive of Gunda.
Günel f Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "country, society".
Güneş f Turkish
Means "sun" in Turkish.
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, Swedish
Modern form of Gunnr.
Gunna f Danish, Old Norse
Feminine form of Gunne.
Gunnar m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and herr "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of Gunther). 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.
Gunnbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunborg.
Gunne m Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
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.
Gunnhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunhild.
Gunnhildur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gunhild.
Gunni m Old Norse
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.
Gunnvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunvald.
Gunnvǫr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gunvor.
Gunnvor f Norwegian
Variant of Gunvor.
Gunta f Latvian
Meaning unknonw, possibly from Gunda.
Günter m German
Variant of Gunther.
Gunter m German
Variant of Gunther.
Günther m German
Variant of Gunther. It was especially popular in Germany in the 1920s and 30s.
Gunther m German, Germanic Mythology
From the Old German name Gundahar, derived from the elements gunda "war" and heri "army" (making it a cognate of Gunnar). This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century Burgundian king. He appears in the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied, which has him wooing the Icelandic queen Brunhild. He wins her hand in marriage with the help of the hero Siegfried. He ultimately betrays Siegfried, but Siegfried's widow Kriemhild (Gunther's sister) takes her revenge upon him.... [more]
Gunþīharjaz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of Gundahar and Gunnarr.
Guntram m German
Means "war raven" from the Old German elements gunda "war" and hram "raven". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish king, sometimes called Gontrand, who is considered a saint.
Guntur m Indonesian
Means "thunder" in Indonesian.
Gunvald m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Gunnvaldr, derived from gunnr "war" and valdr "ruler".
Gunvor f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Gunnvǫr meaning "cautious in war", derived from gunnr "war" and vǫr "vigilant, cautious".
Guo m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
Guorthigirn m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Gwrtheyrn.
Gurdeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Gurgen m Armenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian 𐭢𐭥𐭫𐭢 (gurg) meaning "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
Gurmeet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and मित्र (mitra) meaning "friend".
Guro f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of Gudrun.
Gurpreet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, guru" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
Gürsel m Turkish
Means "flowing water" in Turkish.
Gurutz m Basque
Means "cross" in Basque.
Gurutze f Basque
Feminine form of Gurutz.
Gus 1 m English
Short form of Augustus or Angus.
Gus 2 m Greek (Expatriate)
Diminutive of Constantine, used primarily by Greek expatriates.
Gussie f English
Diminutive of Augusta.
Gust m Dutch
Dutch short form of Gustaaf or Augustus.
Gusta f Dutch
Short form of Augusta.
Gustaaf m Dutch
Dutch form of Gustav.
Gustaf m Swedish
Swedish variant of Gustav.
Gustas m Lithuanian
Short form of Augustas and other names containing gust.
Gustav m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Czech
Possibly means "staff of the Geats", derived from the Old Norse elements gautr meaning "Geat" and stafr meaning "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name Gostislav. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
Gustavas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Gustav.
Gustave m French
French form of Gustav. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
Gustavo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Gustav.
Gustavs m Latvian
Latvian form of Gustav.
Gustaw m Polish
Polish form of Gustav.
Gusti m Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
Gusztáv m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Gustav.
Guðbrandr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gudbrand.
Guðfrøðr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Godefrid, or perhaps a borrowing of the continental Germanic form.
Guðini m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Godwine.
Guðlaug f Old Norse, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "vowed, promised, bound in oath".
Guðleif f Old Norse
Feminine form of Guðleifr.
Guðleifr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gleb.
Guðmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Gudmund.
Guðmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Gudmund.
Guðni m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guðini.
Guðríðr f Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Guðríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Guðríðr.
Guðrún f Old Norse, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Gudrun, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
Guto m Welsh
Diminutive of Gruffudd.
Guus m Dutch
Dutch short form of Augustus or Gustaaf.
Guusje f Dutch
Feminine form of Guus.
Güvenç m Turkish
Means "trust" in Turkish.
Guwisti f Indigenous American, Cherokee
Derived from Cherokee ᎬᏫᏍᏓᏗ (gunwisdadi) meaning "sift, sieve".
Guy 1 m English, French
Old French form of Wido. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament. The name was revived in the 19th century, due in part to characters in the novels Guy Mannering (1815) by Walter Scott and The Heir of Redclyffe (1854) by C. M. Yonge.
Guy 2 m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew גַּיְא (see Gai). This is the more common transcription.
Guzal f Tatar, Bashkir
Means "beautiful" in Tatar and Bashkir.
Gvidas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Wido.
Gwalchmai m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with Mai "May (month)" or mai "field, plain". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend (appearing in Culhwch and Olwen for example). He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from later Arthurian romance.
Gwallter m Welsh
Welsh form of Walter.
Gwandoya m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
Ġwann m Maltese
Maltese form of Iohannes (see John).
Gwawl m Welsh Mythology
Means "wall" in Welsh. In the First Branch of the Mabinogi Gwawl is an unwelcome suitor of Rhiannon.
Gwawr f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
Gwen f Welsh, English
From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, blessed". It can also be a short form of Gwendolen, Gwenllian and other names beginning with Gwen.
Gwenaël m French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn meaning "white, blessed" and hael meaning "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
Gwenaëlle f French, Breton
Feminine form of Gwenaël.
Gwenda f Welsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 19th century.
Gwendal m Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, blessed" and tal meaning "brow, forehead".
Gwenddoleu m Welsh Mythology
From Old Welsh Guendoleu, possibly derived from gwyn meaning "white, blessed" and dol (plural dolau) meaning "meadow". This was the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century king of Arfderydd in Cumbria. His defeat at the Battle of Arfderydd caused his bard Myrddin to go mad with grief.
Gwenddydd f Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwen meaning "white, blessed" and dydd meaning "day". In medieval Welsh tales this is the name of Myrddin's sister. Geoffrey of Monmouth calls her Ganieda and also makes her the wife of Rhydderch Hael.
Gwendolen f Welsh
Possibly means "white ring", derived from Welsh gwen meaning "white, blessed" and dolen meaning "ring, loop". This name appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 12th-century chronicles, written in the Latin form Guendoloena, where it belongs to an ancient queen of the Britons who defeats her ex-husband in battle. Geoffrey later used it in Vita Merlini for the wife of the prophet Merlin. An alternate theory claims that the name arose from a misreading of the masculine name Guendoleu by Geoffrey.... [more]
Gwendolyn f English
Variant of Gwendolen. This is the usual spelling in the United States.
Gweneth f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneth.
Gwenfrewi f Welsh (Rare)
Derived from Welsh gwen meaning "white, blessed" combined with another element of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be Welsh ffreu meaning "stream, flow" or the obscure word ffrewi meaning "pacify, quell, reconcile". This may be the original form of Winifred. In any case, it is the Welsh name for the saint.
Gwenhael m Medieval Breton
Old Breton form of Gwenaël.
Gwenith f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneth, influenced by the Welsh word gwenith meaning "wheat".
Gwenllian f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, blessed" and possibly lliain meaning "flaxen, made of linen" or lliant meaning "flow, flood". This name was used by medieval Welsh royalty, notably by a 12th-century princess of Deheubarth who died in battle with the Normans. It was also borne by the 13th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last prince of Gwynedd.
Gwenn f Breton
Breton cognate of Gwen.
Gwenneg m Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
Gwenneth f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneth.
Gwenyth f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneth.
Gwil m Welsh
Welsh short form of Gwilym.
Gwilherm m Breton
Breton form of William.
Gwilim m Welsh
Welsh variant of Gwilym.
Gwillym m Welsh
Welsh variant of Gwilym.
Gwilym m Welsh
Welsh form of William.
Gwladus f Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Gladys.
Gwladys f Welsh
Variant of Gladys.
Gwrtheyrn m Old Welsh (Modernized)
From Old Welsh Guorthigirn meaning "supreme king", from guor meaning "over" and tigirn meaning "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. According to medieval chroniclers, Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited the brothers Hengist and Horsa to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.
Gwydion m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Probably means "born of trees" from Old Welsh guid "trees" and the suffix gen "born of". In the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, Gwydion is the nephew of King Math of Gwynedd, and like him a powerful magician. In an elaborate plot to give his brother a chance to rape his uncle's footbearer, he arranged a war between Gwynedd and the neighbouring kingdom of Dyfed. Gwydion himself killed King Pryderi of Dyfed at the end of the war. In punishment for the rape, Math transformed Gwydion and his brother into different animals over the course of three years. Gwydion was the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, whom he fostered. Math and Gwydion fashioned Lleu a wife, Blodeuwedd, out of flowers and they later aided him after her betrayal. Gwydion also appears in older Welsh poetry such as the Book of Taliesin.
Gwyn m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "white, blessed" in Welsh. In Welsh legend Gwyn was a king of the Otherworld and the leader of the Wild Hunt. He appears in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen, where he is one of the many who help Culhwch hunt the monstrous boar Trwyth. The story also tells of his rivalry with Gwythyr for the beautiful Creiddylad.
Gwynedd f & m Welsh
From the name of the kingdom of Gwynedd, which was located in northern Wales from the 5th century. It is now the name of a Welsh county. The name may be related to Old Irish Féni meaning "Irish people", itself possibly related to the Celtic root *wēnā meaning "band of warriors".
Gwyneira f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, blessed" combined with eira meaning "snow". This is a recently created Welsh name.
Gwyneth f Welsh, English
Probably a variant of Gwynedd. It has been common in Wales since the 19th century, perhaps after the Welsh novelist Gwyneth Vaughan (1852-1910), whose real name was Ann Harriet Hughes. A modern famous bearer is the American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972-).
Gwynfor m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, blessed" combined with maur meaning "great, large". This name was created in the 19th century.
Gwynn m Welsh
Variant of Gwyn.
Gwythyr m Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Victor. This name appears in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen belonging to the rival of Gwyn for the maiden Creiddylad. Seeking peace between the two, King Arthur declared that Gwyn and Gwythyr shall only fight once each year on May Day.
Gyatso m Tibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho) meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
Gyda f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Gyða (see Gytha).
Gyeong m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city", (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
Gyeong-Hui f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" and (hui) meaning "beauty". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Gyeong-Ja f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "congratulate, celebrate" or (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" combined with (ja) meaning "child". This name can be formed of other hanja character combinations as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) became less popular after Japanese rule of Korea ended in 1945.
Gyeong-Suk f Korean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
Gyneth f Arthurian Romance
Perhaps a variant of Gwyneth, used by Walter Scott for the daughter of King Arthur and Guendolen in his poem The Bridal of Triermain (1813).
Gyöngyi f Hungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
Gyöngyvér f Hungarian
Means "sister of pearl", from Hungarian gyöngy "pearl" and testvér "sibling". This name was created by the Hungarian poet János Arany for a character in his poem The Death of King Buda (1864).
György m Hungarian
Hungarian form of George.
Györgyi f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of George.
Györgyike f Hungarian
Diminutive of Györgyi.
Győző m Hungarian
Means "victor" in Hungarian.
Gypsy f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word Gypsy for the nomadic people who originated in northern India. The word was originally a corruption of Egyptian. It is sometimes considered pejorative.
Gyða f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Gytha.
Gytha f English (Archaic)
From Gyða, an Old Norse diminutive of Guðríðr. It was borne by a Danish noblewoman who married the English lord Godwin of Wessex in the 11th century. The name was used in England for a short time after that, and was revived in the 19th century.
Gyula m Hungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of Julius.
Gyuri m Hungarian
Diminutive of György.