Names Categorized "leadership"

This is a list of names in which the categories include leadership.
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ADEGOKE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ÆÐELRÆD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
AL-AMIR m Arabic (Rare)
Means "the commander, the prince" in Arabic. This was the name of a 10th-century Fatimid imam.
ALIKHAN m Kazakh
Combination of the name ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan, which means "ruler, leader".
AMIR (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
ANSALDO m Italian
Italian form of a Germanic name composed of the elements ans "god" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
ARMEL m Breton, French
Breton and French form of the Brythonic name Arthmael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince, chieftain". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARTHFAEL m Medieval Welsh
Welsh form of ARMEL.
BA'AL m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.
BEORHTRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ric "ruler".
CADWALADER m Welsh
Means "leader of the battle" from Welsh cad "battle" and gwaladr "leader". This was the name of a Welsh saint of the 7th century.
CHAVDAR m Bulgarian
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
CYNBEL m Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh cyn "chief" and bel "war".
DATU m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chief" in Tagalog.
DUKE m English
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
DURAI m Tamil
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
EMİRHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish emir "amir, prince" and han "khan, ruler, leader".
ERHAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
ERIC m English, Swedish, German, Spanish
Means "ever ruler", from the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and ríkr "ruler, mighty". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.... [more]
FABIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin faba meaning "bean". Quintus Fabius Maximus was the Roman general who used delaying tactics to halt the invasion of Hannibal in the 3rd century BC.
FALLON f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan". The given name Fallamhan meant "leader". It was popularized in the 1980s by a character on the soap opera Dynasty.
FARVALD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements fara "journey" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
GÖKHAN m Turkish
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
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.
GRIMWALD m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements grim "mask" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
GUSTI m Indonesian, Balinese
From a title meaning "leader" in Balinese.
HADI m Arabic, Persian
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
HAROLD m English
From the Old English name Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England. This was the name of five kings of Norway and three kings of Denmark. It was also borne by two kings of England, both of whom were from mixed Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon backgrounds, including Harold II who lost the Battle of Hastings (and was killed in it), which led to the Norman Conquest. After the conquest the name died out, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century.
HEIDRICH m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements heid "kind, sort, type" and ric "ruler, mighty".
IMAM m Arabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
IMAMU m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (imam).
KENDRICK m English
From a surname that has several different origins. It could be from the Old English given names Cyneric "royal power" or Cenric "bold power", or from the Welsh name Cynwrig "chief hero". It can also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Eanraig meaning "son of HENRY".
KHANPASHA m Chechen
Derived from the Turkic title Khan meaning "ruler, leader" combined with the high Ottoman military rank pasha.
KIAN (1) m Persian
Means "king, foundation, symbol of pride" in Persian.
LLYWELYN m Welsh
Possibly a Welsh form of the old Celtic name Lugubelenus, a combination of the names of the gods LUGUS and BELENUS. Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against England.
MAALIK m Arabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
MANAGOLD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements manag "many" and wald "power, rule".
MELISIZWE m Southern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MEYER m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֵאִיר (see MEIR). It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MOTI m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "leader" in Oromo.
MUHAMADKHAN m Avar
Combination of MUHAMAD and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
ORHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish or "great" and the title khan meaning "leader". This was the name of a 14th-century sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
OSWALD m English, German, Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and weald "power, ruler". Saint Oswald was a king of Northumbria who introduced Christianity to northeast England in the 7th century before being killed in battle. There was also an Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr in use in England, being borne by the 10th-century Saint Oswald of Worcester, who was of Danish ancestry. Though the name had died out by the end of the Middle Ages, it was revived in the 19th century.
PRANAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PROCHORUS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Πρόχορος (Prochoros) meaning "leader of the dance". Saint Prochorus was one of the original seven deacons, as told in Acts in the New Testament.
RAGNVALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of REYNOLD).
RAIS m Arabic
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
REGINALD m English
From Reginaldus, a Latinized form of REYNOLD.
RENAUD m French
French form of REYNOLD. This name was used in medieval French literature for the hero Renaud de Montauban, a young man who flees with his three brothers from the court of Charlemagne after killing the king's nephew. Charlemagne pardons the brothers on the condition that they enter the Crusades.
REYNAUD m French
French variant form of REYNOLD.
REYNOLD m English
From the Germanic name Raginald, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and wald "rule". The Normans (who used forms like Reinald or Reinold) brought the name to Britain, where it reinforced rare Old English and Norse cognates already in existence. It was common during the Middle Ages, but became more rare after the 15th century.
RICMOD f & m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ric "ruler, mighty" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
ROALD m Norwegian
Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "fame" and valdr "ruler". This name was borne by the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) and the British children's author Roald Dahl (1916-1990), who was born to Norwegian parents.
ROYAL m & f English
From the English word royal, derived (via Old French) from Latin regalis, a derivative of rex "king". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century.
RUAIDHRÍ m Irish
Means "red king" from Irish ruadh "red" combined with "king". This was the name of the last high king of Ireland, reigning in the 12th century.
SARDAR m Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
SERHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish ser "head, top" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
SERKAN m Turkish
Means "leader, chief" from Turkish ser "head, top" and kan "blood".
UBIRAJARA m Native American, Tupi
Means "lord of the spear" in Tupi. This is the name of an 1874 novel by José de Alencar.
VICTORINUS m Late Roman
Roman name that was derived from VICTOR. This was the name of a ruler of the Gallic Empire in the 3rd century. It was also borne by the 4th-century Roman grammarian and philosopher Victorinus Afer as well as a few early saints.
VLADIMIR m Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element vladeti "rule" combined with meru "great, famous". The second element has also been associated with miru meaning "peace, world". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
WALBURGA f German
Means "ruler of the fortress" from the Germanic elements wald "power, leader, ruler" and burg "fortress". This was the name of an 8th-century saint from England who did missionary work in Germany.
WALDEMAR m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish
Germanic derivative of the Slavic name VLADIMIR (or perhaps a cognate composed of the Germanic elements wald "rule" and mari "famous"). It was introduced into Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Waldemar (or Valdemar) who was named after a royal ancestor of his Ukrainian mother.
WALTER m English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Italian, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the army", composed of the elements wald "rule" and hari "army". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Wealdhere. A famous bearer of the name was the English courtier, poet and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618). It was also borne by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), a Scottish novelist who wrote Ivanhoe and other notable works.
WANGUI f Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu ngũi meaning "song leader". This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
WEALDMÆR m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements weald "power, leader, ruler" and mær "famous".
WILLIRIC m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements wil "will, desire" and ric "ruler, mighty".
ZAURBEK m Ossetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZELIMKHAN m Chechen
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".