GlaedrmLiterature Used by novelist Christopher Paolini (1983-) for a dragon in his Inheritance Cycle fantasy series. Oromis' dragon Glaedr is golden-colored and missing a leg from a skirmish with another dragon and Rider.
GlakhamGeorgian (Rare) Derived from medieval Georgian გლახაკ (glakhak), which in feudal Georgia was a term for a free man who had resorted to begging after having broken off relations with his feudal lord (whose land he had previously been forced to cultivate)... [more]
GlaukipposmAncient Greek The first element of this name is derived from Greek γλαυκός (glaukos), which can mean "blue-grey, bluish grey" as well as "gleaming, bright". Also compare the given name Glaukos (see Glaucus)... [more]
GlaukonmAncient Greek Derived from Greek γλαυκός (glaukos), which can mean "blue-grey, bluish grey" as well as "gleaming, bright". Also compare the given name Glaukos (see Glaucus).
GlendonmEnglish From a surname which was from a place name: either Glendon in Devon or Glendon Hall in Northamptonshire. The latter means "hill clear of weeds" in Old English (from the elements clæne "clean, pure" and dun "down, moor; height, hill, mountain"), while the Devon place name is derived from Cornish glynne "valley" and Old English dun "hill".... [more]
GlenniefManx "I have known but one instance of this name, but as it was given to a child because she was born in a glen (Glen Aldyn), it is worth recording as a case of an invented name, independent of the Scottish and Irish family name of the same origin, and the cognomen in the old song 'John O'Dwyer a'gleanna'... [more]
Gloomm & fEnglish A word that means "gloaming, twilight, darkness" from Middle English gloom, glom, from Old English glōm.
GlóredhelfLiterature Means "Elf of the golden light" in Sindarin. This was the name of Hador's daughter and oldest child in J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Silmarillion'.
GlorfindelmLiterature Means "golden tress" (i.e., "having tresses of gold") from Sindarin glaur "golden light" and finnel "braided tress of hair" (archaic findel). In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this was the name of a noble Elf of Gondolin and Imladris.
GlorfinnielfLiterature Means "maiden having hair of gold" from Sindarin glaur "golden light" combined with find "hair, lock of hair, tress" and the feminine suffix iel, from iell "girl, daughter, maid"... [more]
GloriettefEnglish From the word for a pavilion or similar architectural structure in a garden which perhaps meant "little glory" from French (see Gloria). The largest and most well-known example is probably the Schönbrunner Gloriette, in the Schönbrunn Palace Garden at Vienna, built in 1775 for Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa.
Gloriusm & fEnglish (American, Rare) This name can be a masculinization of Gloria as well as be a variant spelling of the English word glorious, which is etymologically related to the aforementioned name.
GlorvinafLiterature Invented by the Irish writer Lady Morgan for a character in her novel 'The Wild Irish Girl' (1806), possibly blending glory and a name such as Malvina (though Gloria was not yet in use at the beginning of the 19th century)... [more]
GlykerafAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective γλυκερός (glykeros) meaning "sweet". This is the name of a character from the comedy Perikeiromene (c. 314 BC) by the Greek playwright Menander, as well as the name of a former love of the Greek painter Pausias (4th century BC), of whom he had made a portrait.
GnosiphilosmLate Greek Derived from the Greek noun γνῶσις (gnosis) meaning "seeking to know, inquiry, knowledge" (see Gnosis) combined with the Greek noun φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover".
GnosismAncient Greek Means "knowledge" in Greek. The inscription Gnosis epoesen "Gnosis created" appears on the Stag Hunt mosaic (c. 300 BCE; found in a wealthy home in ancient Macedonia), which may indicate that the author was named Gnosis or possibly refers to an abstract pronoun, since gnosis is also the Greek word for knowledge (one scholar, for example, thinks it should be read as "Apelles' Knowledge Made It")... [more]
Gōm & fJapanese This name can be used as 豪 (gou, era.i) meaning "overpowering, powerful, superior," 剛 (gou) meaning "strong, sturdy, brave," 強 (kyou, gou, kowa.i, shi.iru, tsuyo.i, tsuyo.maru, tsuyo.meru) meaning "strong," 昂 (kou, gou, a.garu, taka.i, taka.buru) meaning "rise" or 郷 (kyou, gou, sato) meaning "countryside."... [more]
GobronmGeorgian (Rare) This name is best known for being the name of the Georgian martyr and saint Gobron (died in 914 AD). He was a Georgian nobleman and military commander, who was beheaded by muslim Arabs for refusing to renounce his Christian faith... [more]
GobymPopular Culture A name given to the saltwater and freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae. It was the name of a character portrayed by Horatio Sans on Saturday Night Live. The nickname may be given to those who posses goby-like features as the fish are classified by their specific head shapes.
GodertmMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare) Medieval Dutch variant form of Godaert. This name has never truly gone out of fashion and is still in use to this day. Known Dutch bearers of this name include the diplomat and statesman Godert van der Capellen (1778-1848) and the singer and actor Godert van Colmjon (1943-2009).