BABAJANmArmenian (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.
BABATHAfAncient 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.
BABETTfHungarian, German (Rare), Luxembourgish Hungarian form, German variant and Luxembourgish vernacular form of BABETTE. Babett Peter is a football player who had 118 appearances in the German national team winning among other titles the 2007 FIFA Wolrd Cup.
BABIOLEfLiterature 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.
BƏBIRmAzerbaijani (Rare) Derived from the Azerbaijani noun bəbir meaning "leopard". As such, this name could be considered to be the Azerbaijani form of BABUR.... [more]
BABÜRŞAHmTurkish BABÜR, 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.
BABYfEnglish (American) From babi, "infant of either sex," diminutive of babe (see babe) with -y (3). Meaning "childish adult person" is from c. 1600. Meaning "youngest of a group" is by 1897.
BABYLONfBiblical 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 XỨfFar 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 meaning "country".
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 and MACHA, were a trinity of war goddesses known collectively as the Morrígna.
BADEEYmYakut Derived from the name of a folk Yakut hero who was the first leader of the Kangalassky Yakuts.
BADEGISELmAncient Germanic Derived from the Germanic element bald "brave, bold" (commonly reduced to bad or baud 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).
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 or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Baderic was a 6th-century co-king of the Thuringii, a Germanic tribe.
BADROULBADOURfLiterature, 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'.
BADUHENNAfGermanic Mythology Baduhenna was a minor goddess worshipped in ancient Frisia. According to Tacitus, a sacred grove was dedicated to her near which 900 Roman soldiers were killed in 28 CE. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *badwa- "battle" and -henna, a name element which appears in the names of matrons, Germanic goddesses widely attested from the 1st to 5th century CE on votive stones and votive altars.
BĄDZIMIRmPolish 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 "peace"... [more]
BĄDZSŁAWAfPolish Derived from będzie meaning "will be, going to" and sława meaning "fame, glory".
BAEf & mKorean Means ''inspiration''. Can be used as standalone name.
BAEDDANmWelsh Mythology In the medieval Welsh tale 'Culhwch and Olwen' this name belongs to the father of Maelwys, one of Arthur's warriors.
BÆGLIRmAncient 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-HOmKorean From Sino-Korean 白虎 (baek-ho), referring to a white tiger, also one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations which represents the west and the autumn season. This makes it cognate with Japanese Byakko.... [more]
BAEK-HYEONmKorean From Sino-Korean 伯 "older brother" and 賢 "virtuous, worthy, good".
BÆLDÆGmAnglo-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.
BAGHEERAmLiterature 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.
BAGUNGUSmArthurian 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.
BAIHÉfChinese From Chinese 百合 (bǎihé) meaning "lily". Other character combinations can form this name as well.
BÁI-HǓm & fAstronomy 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.