Names Categorized "unisex"

This is a list of names in which the categories include unisex.
gender
usage
AAMU f Finnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
AAREN m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
ABEBA f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABIA m & f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of ABIJAH.
ABIAH m & f Biblical
Variant of ABIJAH, which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIGAÍL f Spanish
Spanish form of ABIGAIL.
ABIJAH m & f Biblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah (also known as Abijam).
ABIMBOLA m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIODUN m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABRIL f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of APRIL.
ADAIR m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name EDGAR.
ADDIE f English
Diminutive of ADELAIDE, ADELINE, ADDISON or other names containing the same sound.
ADDISON f & m English
From an English surname meaning "son of ADAM". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.
ADDY (1) f English
Diminutive of ADELAIDE, ADELINE, ADDISON or other names containing the same sound.
ADE (1) m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADEBOLA m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADETOKUNBO m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ADI (1) f & m Hebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
ADILET m & f Kyrgyz
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".
ADINA (1) m & f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
AERON m & f Welsh
Derived either from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of the River Aeron in Wales.
AFON f & m Welsh
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
AGAM f & m Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AGRIPPA m & f Ancient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from a combination of Greek ἄγριος (agrios) meaning "wild" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" or alternatively of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
AH m & f Chinese
From the Chinese character (ā), which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.
AI (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AI (2) f Chinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
AIDAN m Irish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of AODHÁN. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it uses the same fashionable den suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
AIGUL f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of AYGÜL.
AILBHE f & m Irish
Possibly derived from the old Irish root albho meaning "white" or ail meaning "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.
AINSLEY f & m Scottish, English (Modern)
From a surname that was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
AINUR f Kazakh
Kazakh form of AYNUR.
AJNUR m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of AYNUR.
AKACHI m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKANE f Japanese
From Japanese (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
AKARI f Japanese
From Japanese (aka) meaning "bright" or (aka) meaning "vermilion red" combined with (ri) meaning "village" or (ri) meaning "white jasmine". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AKEMI f Japanese
From Japanese (ake) meaning "bright" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKIRA m & f Japanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name. A famous bearer was the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), given name written .
AKPOFURE m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKUCHI m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALE (1) m & f Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALEMAYEHU m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
ÁLEX m Spanish
Short form of ALEJANDRO.
ÀLEX m Catalan
Catalan short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEX m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXIS m & f German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Ἄλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Ἀλέξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALI (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ALI (2) f English
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALINAFE m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
ALISON f English, French
Norman French diminutive of Aalis (see ALICE). It was common in England, Scotland and France in the Middle Ages, and was later revived in England in the 20th century via Scotland. Unlike most other English names ending in son, it is not derived from a surname.
ALIX f French
Medieval French variant of ALICE.
ALLI f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of names beginning with Al. This is also the Finnish word for a type of duck.
ALLIE f English
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA and other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLISON f & m English
From the middle of the 20th century this has primarily been used as a variant of the feminine name ALISON. However, prior to that it was used as an uncommon masculine name, derived from the English and Scottish surname ALLISON.
ALLY (1) f English
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA and other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLYN m & f English
Variant or feminine form of ALAN.
ALLYSON f English
Variant of ALISON.
ALMAS f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALMAST f Armenian
Means "diamond" in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
ALMOG m & f Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALPHA f & m English
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
ALTAIR m Astronomy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "the flyer" in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Aquila.
ALTAN m Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
ALTANTSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "golden flower" in Mongolian.
ALYSON f English
Variant of ALISON.
AMAAL f Arabic
Means "hopes, aspirations" in Arabic.
AMAHLE m & f Southern African, Zulu
Means "the beautiful ones" in Zulu.
AMAL (1) f & m Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
AMANDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMANI f & m Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMARDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMARI m & f African American (Modern)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic AMMAR.
AMARJEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
ÁMBAR f Spanish
Spanish cognate of AMBER.
AMBER f English, Dutch
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber (1944).
AMEL (1) m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of AMAL (1).
AMEL (2) f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمال (see AMAAL) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
AMERY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of EMERY.
AMETHYST f English (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix (a) and μέθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness.
AMETS m & f Basque
Means "dream" in Basque.
AMEYALLI f & m Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "spring, fountain" in Nahuatl.
AMIT (2) m & f Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
AMOR m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
AMORE m & f Italian
Italian form of AMOR.
AMOUR m & f French
French form of AMOR.
AN (1) m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
ANAH f & m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAN (1) m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
ANANTA m & f Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
ANAR (2) f Kazakh
Variant of ANARA.
ANARGUL f Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANASTASIE f & m French, Romanian (Rare)
French form of ANASTASIA (feminine) and Romanian form of ANASTASIUS (masculine).
ANAT (2) f & m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ANDI f English
Diminutive of ANDREA (2).
ANDIE m & f English
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANDILE m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
ANDRÉA f French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
French and Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREA (1) m Italian
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
ANDREA (2) f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREJA (1) f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDREJA (2) m Serbian
Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIA m Georgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANDY m & f English
Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.
ANEMONE f English (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which is derived from Greek ἄνεμος (anemos) meaning "wind".
ANGE m French
French form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÁNGEL m Spanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGEL m Catalan
Catalan form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGEL m & f English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus, which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ANGELLE f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ANGEL.
ANGIE f English
Diminutive of ANGELA.
ANH m & f Vietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
ANKHBAYAR m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian.
ANNET f Dutch
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
ANTÓNIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANWAR m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
AOI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
APOORVA m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अपूर्व or अपूर्वा (see APURVA).
APRIL f English
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.
APURVA m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
APUTSIAQ m Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
AQISSIAQ m Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "ptarmigan" in Greenlandic (a ptarmigan is a type of bird that lives in cold regions).
AQUILA m & f Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
ARAN (1) f & m Irish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
ARDEN m & f English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARIEL m & f Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play The Tempest (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989).
ARIN f & m English (Rare)
Variant of ERIN or AARON.
ARJUNA m Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
ARLIE f & m English
Diminutive of ARLINE and other names beginning with Arl.
ARLO m English
Meaning uncertain. It was perhaps inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem The Faerie Queene (1590) by Edmund Spenser. Spenser probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, which is Gaelic meaning "between two highlands".
AROHA f Maori
Means "love" in Maori.
ARTHIT m Thai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.
ARTIE m & f English
Diminutive and feminine form of ARTHUR.
ARUNA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown, dawn" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुण) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The modern feminine form अरुणा is also transcribed as Aruna, however the modern masculine form is Arun.
ARYA (1) m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ASCENSIÓN f Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ASH m & f English
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHANTI f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHLEIGH f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls. It reached its height of popularity in America in 1987, but it did not become the highest ranked name until 1991, being overshadowed by the likewise-popular Jessica until then. In the United Kingdom it is still more common as a masculine name.
ASHTON m & f English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name that meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASIH f Indonesian
Variant of KASIH.
ASPEN f English (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
ASTER f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Latin from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
AŞTÎ f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTON m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
ASUNCIÓN f Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
ATALYAH f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATHOL m & f Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland that was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATLAS m Greek Mythology
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλάω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.
ATROPOS f Greek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix (a) combined with τρόπος (tropos) meaning "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοῖραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
AUBREY m & f English
Norman French form of the Germanic name ALBERICH. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song Aubrey along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
AUDIE f English
Diminutive of AUDREY.
AUGUST m German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS. This was the name of three Polish kings.... [more]
AUSTYN m & f English (Modern)
Variant or feminine form of AUSTIN.
AUÐR f & m Ancient Scandinavian
Means "wealth, fortune" in Old Norse.
AUTUMN f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
AVERILL m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERY m & f English
From a surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVIV m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVA f Hebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
'AVIYAH m & f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AWOTWI m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AXEL m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French, English
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
AYA (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
AYAME f Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris (flower)". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYANDA m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYGOL f Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of AYGÜL.
AYGÜL f Turkish, Uyghur, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic element ay meaning "moon" combined with Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose". In some languages this is also a name for a variety of flowering plant that grows in central Asia (species Fritillaria eduardii).
AYGUL f Uyghur
Alternate transcription of Uyghur ئايگۇل (see AYGÜL).
AYGÜN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
AYLİN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "of the moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon".
AYMAN m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYNUR f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYSEL f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon flood" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon" and sel "flood, stream".
AYTAÇ m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
AZARIA m & f Hebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of AZARIAH (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.
AZARIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZHAR m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
AZURE f English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
BAAKO m & f Western African, Akan
Means "first born child" in Akan.
BADR m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BADRI m Georgian
Georgian form of BADR.
BAHAR f Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian and Turkish.
BAHARGÜL f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
BAI m & f Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure", (bǎi) meaning "one hundred, many" or (bǎi) meaning "cypress tree, cedar" (which is usually only masculine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. This name was borne in the 8th century by the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, whose given was .
BAIHU m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white, pure" and () meaning "tiger". This is the Chinese name of the White Tiger, associated with the west and the autumn season.
BALA (1) m & f Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BALAM m Indigenous American, Mayan
Means "jaguar" in Mayan.
BALWINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
BANDILE m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
BẢO m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bảo) meaning "treasure, jewel".
BAO f & m Chinese
From Chinese (bǎo) meaning "treasure, jewel, precious, rare", (bāo) meaning "praise, honour" or (bāo) meaning "bud" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are possible as well.
BARAN f & m Persian, Turkish, Kurdish
Means "rain" in Persian. It is typically feminine in Persian and masculine in Turkish and Kurdish.
BEAU m & f English, Dutch
Means "beautiful" in French. It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century. In Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind (1936) this is the name of Ashley and Melanie's son.... [more]
BEE f English
Short form of BEATRIX and other names beginning with B.
BEHAR m Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
BELLAMY f & m English (Modern)
From a surname derived from Old French bel ami meaning "beautiful friend".
BENEDIKTE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of BENEDICT.
BENJAMINE f French
French feminine form of BENJAMIN.
BENNIE m English
Diminutive of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT.
BEREN f & m Turkish
Means "strong, smart" in Turkish.
BERHANE m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "my light" in Amharic.
BERİL f Turkish
Turkish cognate of BERYL.
BERLIN f & m Various
From the name of the city in Germany, which is of uncertain meaning.
BERNICE f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of BERENICE. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
BERNIE m & f English
Diminutive of BERNARD, BERNADETTE, BERNICE, and other names beginning with Bern.
BERNY m & f English
Variant of BERNIE.
BETELGEUSE m Astronomy
The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).
BETHEL f English
From an Old Testament place name meaning "house of God" in Hebrew. This was a town north of Jerusalem, where Jacob saw his vision of the stairway. It is occasionally used as a given name.
BEVERLY f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's 1904 novel Beverly of Graustark.
BHUMI f Hinduism
Means "earth, soil" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu earth goddess. She is the wife of Varaha, an avatar of Vishnu.
BÍCH f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bích) meaning "bluish green".
BIJOU f Various
Means "jewel" in French.
BİLGE m & f Turkish
Means "wise" in Turkish.
BILLIE m & f English
Diminutive of BILL. It is also used as a feminine form of WILLIAM.
BÌNH m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (bình) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
BITUIN f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BJÖRG f Icelandic
Icelandic form of BJØRG.
BJØRG f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
BLAIR m & f Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname that is derived from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BLAISE m French
From the Roman name Blasius, which was derived from Latin blaesus meaning "lisping". A famous bearer was the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
BLAKE m English
From a surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
BLAKELY f English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" and leah "woodland clearing".
BLANCHE f French, English
From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair". This name and its cognates in other languages are ultimately derived from the Germanic word blanc. An early bearer was the 12th-century Blanca of Navarre, the wife of Sancho III of Castile. Her granddaughter of the same name married Louis VIII of France, with the result that the name became more common in France.
BLAZE m English (Modern)
Modern variant of BLAISE influenced by the English word blaze.
BOIPELO m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "proud" in Tswana.
BOITUMELO f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
BOLORTSETSEG f Mongolian
Means "crystal flower" in Mongolian.
BONAVENTURA m Italian
Means "good fortune" in Italian. Saint Bonaventura was a 13th-century Franciscan monk who is considered a Doctor of the Church.
BONITA f English
Means "pretty" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin bonus "good". It has been used as a name in the English-speaking world since the beginning of the 20th century.
BONNIE f English
Means "pretty" from the Scottish word bonnie, which was itself derived from Middle French bon "good". It has been in use as an American given name since the 19th century, and it became especially popular after the movie Gone with the Wind (1939), in which it was the nickname of Scarlett's daughter.
BORNA m & f Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BOUNMY m & f Lao
Means "happy", from Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" combined with ມີ (mi) meaning "to have".
BRAELYN f English (Modern)
A recently created name, formed using the popular name suffix lyn.
BRAIDY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of BRADY.
BRINLEY f English (Modern)
From an English surname that was taken from the name of a town meaning "burned clearing" in Old English.
BRIT f Norwegian
Norwegian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITT f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRITTON m English
Derived from a Middle English surname meaning "a Briton" (a Celt of England) or "a Breton" (an inhabitant of Brittany).
BRONTE m & f English (Rare)
From a surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Proinntigh meaning "descendant of Proinnteach". The given name Proinnteach meant "bestower" in Gaelic. The Brontë sisters - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne - were 19th-century English novelists. Their father changed the spelling of the family surname from Brunty to Brontë, possibly to make it coincide with Greek βροντή meaning "thunder".
BROOKLYN f & m English (Modern)
From the name of a borough of New York City, originally named after the Dutch town of Breukelen, itself meaning either "broken land" (from Dutch breuk) or "marsh land" (from Dutch broek). It can also be viewed as a combination of BROOK and the popular name suffix lyn. It is considered a feminine name in the United States, but is more common as a masculine name in the United Kingdom.
BRYNLEE f English (Modern)
Combination of BRYN and the popular name suffix lee. It could also be considered a variant of BRINLEY.
BRYNN f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of BRYN.
BUDUR f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of BADR.
BUHLE f & m Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From Xhosa and Ndebele buhle "beautiful, handsome", from the root hle.
BULAN f Indonesian
Means "moon" (or "month") in Indonesian.
BURÇİN f & m Turkish
Means "hind, doe" in Turkish.
BUSINGE m & f Eastern African, Kiga
Means "peace" in Rukiga.
CADENCE f English (Modern)
From an English word meaning "rhythm, flow". It has been in use only since the 20th century.
ÇAĞRI f Turkish
Means "invitation" in Turkish.
CAHAYA m & f Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Malay and Indonesian.
CAHYA m & f Indonesian
Variant of CAHAYA.
CAHYO m & f Javanese
Javanese form of CAHAYA.
CALLIE f English
Diminutive of CAROLINE, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.
CALLISTO (1) m Italian
Italian form of CALLISTUS.
CALLISTO (2) f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KALLISTO. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.
CAM (2) m & f English
Short form of CAMERON.
CAMMIE f English
Diminutive of CAMILLA.
CAMPBELL m & f English
From a Scottish surname meaning "crooked mouth" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and béul "mouth".
CANDE f & m Spanish
Short form of CANDELARIA or CANDELARIO.
CANDI f English
Variant of CANDY.
CANDIDE m & f French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CANDY f English
Diminutive of CANDACE. It is also influenced by the English word candy.
CAREY m & f English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARLIE f English
Feminine form of CARL.
CARMEL f English, Jewish
From the title of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel. כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) (meaning "garden" in Hebrew) is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament. It was the site of several early Christian monasteries. As an English given name, it has mainly been used by Catholics.
CARMEN f Spanish, English, Italian, Romanian
Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera Carmen (1875).
CARMINE m Italian
Italian masculine form of CARMEN.
CARMINHO f Portuguese
Diminutive of CARMO. It has been popularized in Portugal by the singer simply known as Carminho (1984-).
CARMO m & f Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARMEL.
CAROL (1) f & m English
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
CARON f & m Welsh
Derived from Welsh caru meaning "to love".
CARRIE f English
Diminutive of CAROLINE.