Names Starting with G

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GWENDAfWelsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWENDOLENfWelsh
Means "white ring", derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and dolen meaning "ring, loop". This was the name of a mythical queen of the Britons who defeated her husband in battle, as told by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
GWENETHfWelsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWENFREWIfWelsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and frewi meaning "reconciliation, peace". This was the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint and martyr.
GWENITHfWelsh
Variant of GWYNETH, perhaps influenced by the Welsh word gwenith meaning "wheat".
GWENLLIANfWelsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and llian meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
GWENNEGmBreton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
GWENYTHfWelsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWILmWelsh
Welsh short form of GWILYM.
GWILHERMmBreton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
GWILIMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILLYMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILYMmWelsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWLADUSfWelsh
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
GWLADYSfWelsh
Variant of GLADYS.
GWRTHEYRNmAncient Celtic
Means "supreme king" from Welsh gor meaning "over" and teyrn meaning "king, monarch". It is possible that this is not a name, but a title. Gwrtheyrn (also known as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited Horsa and Hengist to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.
GWYDIONmWelsh Mythology
Means "born of trees" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, Gwydion was the nephew of Math, and like him a powerful magician. He was the uncle of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, for whom he fashioned a wife, Blodeuwedd, out of flowers.
GWYNmWelsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEDDf & mWelsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GWYNEIRAfWelsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira meaning "snow".
GWYNETHfWelsh, English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of GWYNEDD or a form of Welsh gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It has been common in Wales since the 19th century.
GWYNFORmWelsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with mawr meaning "great, large".
GWYNNmWelsh
Variant of GWYN.
GWYTHYRmWelsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
GYATSOmTibetan
From Tibetan རྒྱ་མཚོ (rgya-mtsho) meaning "ocean". This is one of the given names of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-).
GYDAfDanish
Danish form of Gyða (see GYTHA).
GYEONGm & fKorean
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-HUIfKorean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" and (hui) meaning "beauty". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYEONG-JAfKorean
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-SUKfKorean
From Sino-Korean (gyeong) meaning "capital city" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
GYNETHfLiterature
Perhaps a variant of GWYNETH. Sir Walter Scott used this name for the daughter of King Arthur in his work 'The Bridal of Triermain' (1813).
GYÖNGYIfHungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
GYÖRGYmHungarian
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
GYÖRGYIfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GYŐZŐmHungarian
Means "victor" in Hungarian.
GYPSYfEnglish (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.
GYÐAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of GYTHA.
GYTHAfEnglish (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.
GYULAmHungarian
From a Hungarian royal title, which was probably of Turkic origin. This name is also used as a Hungarian form of JULIUS.
GYURImHungarian
Diminutive of GYÖRGY.