Names Starting with G

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GUO m & f Chinese
From Chinese (guó) meaning "country" or other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar way.
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 gurg "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, German
Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV.
GUSTAV m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Czech
Possibly means "staff of the Geats", derived from the Old Norse elements gautr "Geat, Goth" and stafr "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.
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 Indonesian, Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
GUSZTÁV m Hungarian
Hungarian form of GUSTAV.
GUÐLAUG f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements guð meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
GUÐLEIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of GLEB.
GUÐMUNDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUDMUND.
GUÐNI m Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUÐINI.
GUÐRÍÐR f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements guð "god" and fríðr "beautiful".
GUÐRÍÐUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of GUÐRÍÐR.
GUÐRÚN f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of GUDRUN, as well as the modern Icelandic form.
GUTO m Welsh
Diminutive of GRUFFUDD.
GUTXI m Basque
Possibly means "little" in Basque.
GUUS m Dutch
Dutch short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF.
GUUSJE f Dutch
Feminine form of GUUS.
GÜVENÇ m Turkish
Means "trust" in Turkish.
GUY (1) m English, French
Norman 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 Sir 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.
GVIDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of GUIDO.
GWALCHMEI m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwalch "hawk", possibly combined with mei "May (the month)". This is the name of a character in Welsh legend. He is probably the antecedent of Gawain from Arthurian romance.
GWALLTER m Welsh
Welsh form of WALTER.
GWANDOYA m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
GWAWR f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
GWEN f Welsh, English
From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, fair, 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, fair, 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, fair, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 20th century.
GWENDAL m Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" and tal meaning "brow, forehead".
GWENDOLEN f Welsh
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.
GWENETH f Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH.
GWENFREWI f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and ffrewi meaning "reconciliation, peace". This was the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint and martyr.
GWENITH f Welsh
Variant of GWYNETH, perhaps influenced by the Welsh word gwenith meaning "wheat".
GWENLLIAN f Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed" and probably lliain meaning "flaxen". This name was popular among medieval Welsh royalty. It was borne by the 14th-century daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
GWENNEG m Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
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 form of WILLIAM.
GWILLYM m Welsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWILYM m Welsh
Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWLADUS f Welsh
Original Welsh form of GLADYS.
GWLADYS f Welsh
Variant of GLADYS.
GWRTHEYRN m Ancient 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. 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 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.
GWYN m Welsh
Means "white, fair, blessed" in Welsh.
GWYNEDD f & m Welsh
From the name of a region in Wales, named after an ancient kingdom, which may be derived from the old Welsh given name Cunedda.
GWYNEIRA f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with eira meaning "snow".
GWYNETH f Welsh, 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.
GWYNFOR m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed" combined with mawr meaning "great, large".
GWYNN m Welsh
Variant of GWYN.
GWYTHYR m Welsh
Welsh form of VICTOR.
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
Danish 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 Literature
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).
GYÖNGYI f Hungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
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 Ancient Scandinavian, 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.
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