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BAANA m Biblical
Means "son of affliction". In the Bible, this is the name of two of Solomon's purveyors, as well as the father of Zadok
BAATYR m Yakut
Derived from Yakut баҕатыр (Bağatyr)
BABAJAN m Armenian (Rare)
Means " soul, friendly" in Armenian. Until the end of the last century, it was a rather common name, but it is still being forgotten, but Babajanyan
’s surname is still preserved.
BABATHA f Ancient Aramaic
Babatha is the name of a Jewish woman who owned land near Petra (modern Jordan) and En-Gedi (modern Israel) in the 2nd century AD. Because her personal documents were preserved, much of her personal life is known today.
BABHRU m & f Indian
Indian unisex name also written as Babhrú (बभ्रु)
, masculine and sometimes feminine, or Babhrū (बभ्रू)
, which is purely feminine, meaning "reddish-brown, tawny".
BABIKER m Northern African, Arabic
Sudanese name possibly derived from the given name Bakr
or from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara)
meaning "first born" or "to be early, to rise early".
BABIOLE f Literature
Means "bauble" or "trinket" in French. According to the French fairytale, Babiole is the daughter of a queen. The fairy Fanfreluche tricks the queen into turning her daughter into a monkey.
BABÜRŞAH m TurkishBabür
, combined with a Perso-Turkic royal title, şah
meaning "shah". As a whole, it means "shah as strong as a tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BABYLON f Biblical
In Babylonian the name Bab–ilu (Babel, or Babylon) meant “gate of the gods,” but the Hebrews derogatorily associated it with balal, a word in their language meaning “to confuse” (Gen. 11:9)... [more]
BÀ CHÚA XỨ f Far Eastern Mythology
The name of a Vietnamese goddess of business, health and the Vietnamese border. Her name is derived from bà chúa
meaning "lady, a woman of wealth and luxury" and xứ
BADA m & f Korean (Modern, Rare)
From the native Korean word meaning "sea, ocean," perhaps deriving from Goguryeo 波旦 (patɐrɐ)
or 波豊 (patərə)
BADB f Irish Mythology, Irish
Means "crow, demon" in early Irish (and may have originally denoted "battle" or "strife"). In Irish myth the Badb was a war goddess who took the form of a crow. She and her sisters, the Morrígan
, were a trinity of war goddesses known collectively as the Morrígna
BADE m & f English
Possibly from the traditionally English surname, from the Old English personal name Bada
which possibly a short form of various names with the first element being the Old English beadu
BADE f Turkish
Means "wine, drink", from Persian bâde
BADE m Nigerian
The use of the name in Nigeria is likely due to the Bade Emirate, a traditional state in Yobe State, Nigeria, the home of the Bade people.
BADEEY m Yakut
Derived from the name of a folk Yakut hero who was the first leader of the Kangalassky Yakuts.
BADEGISEL m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bald
"brave, bold" (commonly reduced to bad
when Latinized) or possibly Celto-Germanic badu
"battle", combined with gisel
"hostage" or "pledge" (ge-
"co-" + the root of "sell" in the sense of "give"—thus something or someone given in exchange).
BÂDEGÜL f Turkish
Derived from Turkish bâde
meaning "almond" and gül
BADERIC m Ancient Germanic, History
Means "powerful battle", derived from the Germanic elements badu
"battle" and rîcja
"powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg
and Gothic reiks
, which all mean "king, ruler." Baderic was a 6th-century co-king of the Thuringii, a Germanic tribe.
BADIGWALA m & f Kasena
Means "they have defeated the slave raider" in Kasem.
BADROULBADOUR f Literature, Folklore
From Arabic بدر البدور (Badr ul-Budūr)
meaning "full moon of full moons" (see also Budur
). This is the name of the princess in the Middle Eastern fairy tale 'Aladdin', one of the tales in the 'Arabian Nights'.
BĄDZIMIR m Polish
The first element of this name is derived from Polish bądź
, which is the second-person singular imperative form of the verb być
"to be". The second element is derived from Slavic mir
BĄDZISŁAW m Polish
Composed of the Polish elements Będzie-
, and slaw-
BĄDZSŁAWA f Polish
Derived from będzie
meaning "will be, going to" and sława
meaning "fame, glory".
BAEDDAN m Welsh Mythology
In the medieval Welsh tale 'Culhwch and Olwen' this name belongs to the father of Maelwys, one of Arthur's warriors.
BÆGLIR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name deriving from a verb related to Nynorsk begla
meaning "to hinder, to stand in someone's way" or a noun related to Nynorsk begla
meaning "contrary, sullen, obstinate person".
BAEK-HYEON m Korean
From Sino-Korean 伯 "older brother" and 賢 "virtuous, worthy, good".
BÆLDÆG m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Balder
. Made up of the Old English elements bæl
, of disputed origin, and dæg
, meaning "day." ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,’ written after the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, treats him as a historical figure, listing him among the legendary ancestors of the kings of Bernicia and Wessex.
BAFANA m Zulu
Derived from Zulu abafana
, the plural form of umfana
, meaning "boy, young man."
BAGHEERA m Literature
Bagheera is a black panther (black Indian leopard) who is a fictional character in Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book (coll. 1894) and The Second Jungle Book (coll. 1895). The word Bagh (बाघ) means tiger in Hindi.
BAGOK m Kurdish
Derived from Kurdish bager
BAGUNGUS m Arthurian Romance (Archaic)
Meaning unknown. An extremely rare figure in Arthurian legend, Bagungus only appears in the earliest transcriptions of the works of Laghamon, from about 1190, and due to its rarity is thought by some to be a corruption of the name Bagdemagus
BAHAAR f African
An African girl's name derived from "Bahar", meaning "Spring"
BAHARAK f Persian
Means "small spring" in Persian, derived from Persian بهار (bahâr)
meaning "spring, blossom" (see Bahar
BAHAREH f Persian
Derived from Persian بهار (bahâr)
meaning "spring, blossom".
BAHEE f Manx
Of very uncertain origin and meaning. Folk etymology, however, seems to connect this name to both Margaret
BAHÍYYIH f Persian
Persian form of Bahiyya
. This name was borne by a member the Bahá'í holy family: Bahíyyih Khánum (1846-1932), the only daughter the Bahá'í Faith's founder, Bahá'u'lláh.
BAHRADIN m Arabic (Rare)
Derived from Arabic Bahr al-Din
, which means "sea of religion", itself derived from Arabic بَحْر (bahr)
"sea, ocean" combined with Arabic دين (din)
BAHTIŞEN f Turkish
Derived from Turkish baht
meaning "luck, fortune" and şen
BAIA f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of a Basque river that has its source in Gorbeia and flows into the Ebro.... [more]
BAIBA f Latvian
Originally a diminutive of Barbara
(via another diminutive, Barba
), used as a given name in its own right.
BÁI-HǓ m & f Astronomy
Bái-Hǔ is a Xiang (象) one of the Four Symbols that include all the constellation of the Chinese System. Bái-Hǔ is known as The White Tiger of the West and is a mythological spirit creature linked with the west, the left and the fall/autumn season.
BAIN m Literature, Judeo-Christian Legend
Bain was the son of Bard in J. R. R. Tolkien's book, The Hobbit. "Bain" means "beautiful" in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional language, Sindarin (Elvish).
BÁINE f & m Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
BAIR m Buryat
Buryat name derived from Mongolian баяр (bayar)
meaning "joy, happiness".
BAIRMA f Buryat
Means "joy" from Mongolian баяр (bayar)
meaning "joy, happiness".
BAIZHAN m Kazakh
Derived from Kazakh бай (bay)
meaning "rich" and жан (zhan)
"soul" (of Persian origin).
BAJGALMAA f Mongolian
Derived from Mongolian байгаль (bajgal')
meaning "nature" and маа (maa)
BAKA f Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (ba
) meaning "feathers" combined with 香 (ka
) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
BAKAFFA m Eastern African
Bakaffa (throne name Asma Sagad, later Masih Sagad Ge'ez መሲህ ሰገድ, "to whom the anointed bows") was nəgusä nägäst (May 18, 1721 – September 19, 1730) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty... [more]
BAKENE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Female name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri who derived it from the Basque word bake
meaning "peace". It is sometimes understood as a Basque equivalent of Irene
BAKHRIDDIN m Tajik, Uzbek
Derived from Tajik баҳр (bahr)
meaning “sea”, ultimately from Arabic بَحْر (baḥr)
meaning “sea, river”, combined with Arabic دِين (dīn)
meaning “religion, creed, faith”.
BAKHT m & f Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Persian بخت (baxt)
meaning "fortune, prosperity, luck".
BAKOLY f Malagasy
Derived from Malagasy bakoly
"china, chinaware, porcelain; a crockery" with the intended meaning of "porcelain" and implying that the bearer is just as delicate or fair as this material.
BAKSHI f Persian
Name of a Mughal princess derived from بخشیدن (baxšidan)
meaning "to donate, grant, absolve" or بخش (baxš)
meaning "portion, lot".
BAKU m Japanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
The "Eater of Nightmares (a lion-headed ghost)" in Japanese Mythology. If you call for him, he will eat away your nightmares. It can also refer to a "Tapir", for its appearance. I've heard that in the Japanese language, Baku means "Command Esteem", "Receive or Gain", or "Win Acclaim".
BAKUL f & m Indian
Bakul is the name of a sweet smelling flower. The name Bakul originated as a Hindu name. The name Bakul is most often used as a girl name or female name, but can sometimes be used for men.... [more]
BAKYT m & f Kyrgyz, Kazakh
From Kyrgyz бакыт (bakıt)
and Kazakh бақыт (baqıt)
both meaning "happiness, luck".
BAKYTZHAN m Kazakh
Means "happy soul", derived from Kazakh бақыт (baqyt)
meaning "happiness" and жан (zhan)
meaning "soul" (
BALA f Turkish
Derived from Turkish bal
BALAKYZ f Dagestani
Derived from бала (bala)
meaning "child" and кыз (kyz)
BALANDIS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun balandis
, which can mean "dove, pigeon" as well as "April" (as in, the month).
BALANICE f Literature
Meaning unknown. This name appears in the French fairy tale "Rosanella", where it belongs to the queen who is the title character's mother.
BALASARASWATI f Indian
Means "child possessing water" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Balasaraswati, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Tanjore, India.
BALASUBRAMANIAM m Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
Due the South Indian tradition of using patronymic surnames it may also be a surname for males and females. Balasubramaniam is derived from the Sanskrit words balu
meaning "young" and Subramaniam
(itself derived from the Sanskrit words su
, meaning "auspicious" and brahmanyam
, translated loosely as "auspicious effulgence of the Supreme Spirit")... [more]
BALAUSA f Kazakh
Means "green, herbs" or "young, beautiful" in Kazakh.