AhabmBiblical, Biblical Latin Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) meaning "brother" and אָב ('av) meaning "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. Herman Melville later used this name in his novel Moby-Dick (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AhinoamfBiblical Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
GermanusmAncient Roman Roman cognomen meaning "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.
GyöngyvérfHungarian 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).
HirammBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English Probably of Phoenician origin, though it could be from Hebrew meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where it gained some currency.
JammPersian Mythology Persian form of Avestan Yima meaning "twin" (related to Sanskrit Yama). This was the name of a mythological king, more commonly called Jamshid.
JamshidmPersian, Uzbek, Persian Mythology Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining Jam". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia. He is known as either Jamshid or Jam, where Jamshid is a combination of his original name and an honourific.
JoahmBiblical Means "Yahweh is brother" in Hebrew. This is the name of four people in the Old Testament.
Kadekm & fBalinese Possibly from Balinese adik meaning "younger sibling". This name is traditionally given to the second-born child.
NajafIndigenous American, Greenlandic, Danish Means "boy's younger sister" in Greenlandic. It was popularized in Denmark by the writer B. S. Ingemann, who used it in his novel Kunnuk and Naja, or the Greenlanders (1842).
PhiladelphiafEnglish (Rare) From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "brother". It is also the name of a city in the United States.
VellomEstonian From a diminutive form of the Estonian word veli meaning "brother".
Yama 1mHinduism Means "twin" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of death. He is also regarded as the first mortal being, or in other words, the first person to die. This name is related to Persian Jam.
YamifHinduism Means "twin, pair" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the first woman, the twin sister of Yama.