Submitted Names Starting with B
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Means "son of affliction". In the Bible, this is the name of two of Solomon's purveyors, as well as the father of Zadok
Derived from Yakut баҕатыр (Bağatyr)
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.
BABHRUm & fIndian
Indian unisex name also written as Babhrú (बभ्रु)
, masculine and sometimes feminine, or Babhrū (बभ्रू)
, which is purely feminine, meaning "reddish-brown, tawny".
BABIKERmNorthern 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".
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.
, 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.
BADAm & fKorean (Modern, Rare)
From the native Korean word meaning "sea, ocean," perhaps deriving from Goguryeo 波旦 (patɐrɐ)
or 波豊 (patərə)
BADBfIrish 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
BADEm & fEnglish
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
Means "wine, drink", from Persian bâde
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.
Derived from the name of a folk Yakut hero who was the first leader of the Kangalassky Yakuts.
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).
Derived from Turkish bâde
meaning "almond" and gül
BADERICmAncient 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.
Means "full moon of full moons" in Arabic. This is the name of the princess from the Arabian Nights fairy tale Aladdin.
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
Composed of the Polish elements Będzie-
, and slaw-
In the medieval Welsh tale 'Culhwch and Olwen' this name belongs to the father of Maelwys, one of Arthur's warriors.
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".
From Sino-Korean 伯 "older brother" and 賢 "virtuous, worthy, good".
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.
This name is derived from abafana
, the plural form of umfana
meaning "boy, young man."
Khazarian masculine given name meaning "brave warrior".
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.
Derived from Kurdish bager
An African girl's name derived from "Bahar", meaning "Spring"
Means "small spring" in Persian, derived from Persian بهار (bahâr)
meaning "spring, blossom" (see Bahar
Derived from Persian بهار (bahâr)
meaning "spring, blossom".
Of very uncertain origin and meaning. Folk etymology, however, seems to connect this name to both Margaret
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.
Derived from Arabic Bahr al-Din
, which means "sea of religion", itself derived from Arabic بَحْر (bahr)
"sea, ocean" combined with Arabic دين (din)
Derived from Turkish baht
meaning "luck, fortune" and şen
Latvian feminine name, a diminutive of Barbara
which is now a name in its own right.
BÁI-HǓm & fChinese 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.
BAINmLiterature, 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).
BÁINEf & mIrish, 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]
Buryat name derived from Mongolian баяр (bayar)
meaning "joy, happiness".
Means "joy" from Mongolian баяр (bayar)
meaning "joy, happiness".
From Kazakh бай (bay)
meaning "rich" and жан (zhan)
From Japanese 羽 (ba
) meaning "feathers" combined with 香 (ka
) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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]
BAKENEfBasque (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
Derived from Tajik баҳр (bahr)
meaning “sea”, ultimately from Arabic بَحْر (baḥr)
meaning “sea, river”, combined with Arabic دِين (dīn)
meaning “religion, creed, faith”.
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.
BAKUmJapanese (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".
BAKULf & mIndian
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]
BAKYTm & fKyrgyz, Kazakh
From Kyrgyz бакыт (bakıt)
and Kazakh бақыт (baqıt)
both meaning "happiness, luck".
Derived from Kazakh бақыт (baqyt)
meaning "happiness" and жан (zhan)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun balandis
, which can mean "dove, pigeon" as well as "April" (as in, the month).
Meaning unknown. This name appears in the French fairy tale "Rosanella", where it belongs to the queen who is the title character's mother.
Means "child possessing water" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Balasaraswati, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Tanjore, India.
BALASHm & fBelarusian
I've heard many different stories about this name. It's from my mom's mom. At different points I heard were slovakian,also Polish,and one man insisted it was a Hungarian variant of B'lasz or something like this, cognate with the first part of Belarus... [more]
BALASUBRAMANIAMmTamil, 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]
The first element of this name is derived from Old High German bald
"bold, brave." The second element is derived from gardan
"to hedge in, to enclose, to fence in" or from Gothic gards
"house, garden, (court)yard."
Derived from Icelandic baldr
"strong, bold, dangerous" and ey
Possibly a variant form of Basil
. It could also be derived from the surname Bale
, which can be both a occupational and locational surname. A famous bearer of this surname is the actor Christian Bale.
Combination of Kazakh бал (bal)
meaning "honey" and ханым (khanym)
BALIKm & fBalinese
According to Balinese birth order, this name is added on to the first, second, third, and fourth born names to create alternate names according to birth order. This would create Wayan
Balik (fifth born), Made
Balik (sixth born), Nyoman
Balik (seventh born), and Ketut
Balik (eighth born) respectively... [more]
Balin is the name of a monkey king in the Hindu epic, "The Ramayama".
Turkish feminine name derived from the words bal
meaning "honey" and kiz
meaning "girl, daughter".
Combination of "ball" and the popular suffix -ina. On the cartoon 'Rugrats' this is the name that Angelica gives to her imaginary twin sister. It also coincides with the name of towns in Ireland and Australia, though the towns' names originates from a different source.
Baloo is a main fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book from 1894 and The Second Jungle Book from 1895.
Derived from Greek βάλσαμον (balsamon)
, originally from Hebrew basam
, "spice; scent, perfume" and ultimately coming to mean "balm, balsam, ointment", folk etymology likes to interpret this name as "she who soothes; she who comforts; she who revitalizes"... [more]