Submitted Names Starting with G

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Gwenevieve f French
Possibly a combination of Genevieve and Gwendolyn.
Gwenfair f Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwen "fair; white; blessed" combined with the name Mair (compare Mairwen).
Gwenffrwd f & m Welsh (Rare)
From a Welsh place name meaning "white stream".
Gwenfron f Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwen "white; fair; blessed" and bron "breast".
Gwengad m Welsh (Archaic)
Old Welsh male name, from gwyn "white, fair, blessed" and cad "battle".
Gwenhael m Medieval Breton, Breton
Medieval Breton form of Gwenaël which was revived in the 1970s.
Gwenhwyfach f Welsh Mythology
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from the name Gwenhwyfar combined with Welsh ach, a suffix which "evokes unpleasantness" (according to Patrick Sims-Williams)... [more]
Gwenhwyvach f Medieval Welsh
Middle Welsh form of Gwenhwyfach.
Gwenifer f Welsh, English (British, Rare)
Anglicized form of Gwenhwyfar (see Guinevere), particularly found in Wales and the Marches.
Gwenisha f English (American, Rare)
Combination of the name Gwen and the popular suffix isha.
Gwenivar f Breton
Breton form of Guinevere.
Gwenlaouen m & f Breton (Rare)
Masculine and feminine variant of Gwellaouen.
Gwenlian f English (Rare), Welsh (Rare)
Anglicized form as well as a Welsh variant of Gwenllian.
Gwenlliana f Medieval Welsh
Medieval Latinization of Gwenllian.
Gwenllwyfo f Medieval Welsh
From Welsh gwen (the feminine form of gwyn) meaning "white, fair, blessed" and llwyf meaning "elm".
Gwenn f Breton
Breton cognate of Gwen.
Gwenna f Cornish, Breton
Younger Cornish form of Wenna and Breton variant of Gwenn.
Gwennan f Welsh, Breton
Younger form of Gwennant, itself derived from the Welsh elements gwen "white, fair, blessed" and nant "stream". This name was borne by a daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog.
Gwennant f Welsh
Older form of Gwennan.
Gwennenn f Breton
Variant of Gwenn and Gwenna.
Gwennia f English (Rare)
Rare elaboration of Gwen.... [more]
Gwennie f English
Diminutive of Gwen.
Gwennin m Breton
Masculine form of Gwenn.
Gwennina f Breton
Feminine form of Gwennin.
Gwenno f Welsh
Diminutive of Gwenllian and other names beginning with Gwen, used independently since the 19th century. It coincides with the medieval Welsh name for the planet Venus (literally "little white one" or "little bright one")... [more]
Gwennol f Cornish (Modern)
Derivd from Cornish gwennel "swallow (the bird)". This is a modern Cornish name.
Gwenny f English
Diminutive of Gwyneth.
Gwenog f Welsh
Old Welsh diminutive of Gwen. This was the name of an obscure early Welsh saint. It was mentioned in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books as the name of a witch, Gwenog Jones.
Gwenola f Breton
Feminine form of Gwenole.
Gwenole m Breton
Original Breton form of Guénolé.
Gwenonwy f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh gwenonwy "lily of the valley". In local folklore this was the name of King Arthur's sister; Maen Gwenonwy, a large rock off Porth Cadlan in Gwynedd, Wales, is named for her.... [more]
Gwenora f Cornish
A Cornish form of Guinevere.
Gwenore f Welsh
The name Gwenore means "white wave". It is a diminutive of Guinevere.
Gwent m Welsh
After the county in south Wales.
Gwenthlian f Medieval Welsh
Either a variant or a semi-Anglicization of Gwenllian.
Gwenvael m Breton
Combination of Breton gwen "white; (and by extension) fair, blessed" and Mael.
Gwenwledyr f Welsh Mythology
The first element is Welsh gwen "fair, white, blessed"; the second element, gwledyr, is uncertain. In the tale of Culhwch and Olwen (which appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth), Gwenwledyr was a lady who lived at Arthur's court, the daughter of Gwawrddur the Hunchback and sister of three of Arthur's warriors: Duach, Brathach and Nerthach.
Gwenwynwyn m Medieval Welsh
Famous bearer is Gwenwynwyn ab Owain Cyfeiliog, the last major ruler of mid Wales before the completion of the Norman English invasion.
Gwenydd f Welsh
Means "joy" in Welsh. It has been used in Wales since the mid-19th century.... [more]
Gwenynen f Obscure
Directly taken from Welsh gwenynen "bee", this name was adopted by Augusta Hall, Baroness Llanover, a Welsh heiress, best known as a patron of the Welsh arts, as her bardic name (Gwenynen Gwent "the bee of Gwent").
Gwerful f Medieval Welsh
Form of Gweirful. This was the name of two Welsh poets in the 15th century.
Gwern m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh gwern "alder tree". Gwern is a minor figure in Welsh tradition. He is the son of Matholwch, king of Ireland, and Branwen, sister to the king of Britain... [more]
Gwernfyl f Welsh
Means "alder tree" in Welsh.
Gwhd f Western African, Anaang
Means “disgraceful; unworthy being” in Anaang.
Gwidka f Kashubian
Diminutive of Gwidona.
Gwidon m Polish
A Polish form of Guido.
Gwidona f Polish, Kashubian
Polish and Kashubian feminine form Gwido as well as a Polish feminine form of Gwidon.
Gwijde m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Guy.
Gwili m Welsh
After the name of a river in Carmarthenshire.
Gwilliam m Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Gwilym
Gwinyai m Shona
Gwinyai means "be strong". The Zimbabwean tennis player Gwinyai Tongoona is a famous bearer of this name.
Gwion m Welsh Mythology, Welsh
Possibly related to the Welsh element gwyn meaning "fair, blessed". This was the original name of Taliesin, a legendary bard, before he was cast into the "cauldron of knowledge", after which he became Taliesin, bard and seer.
Gwivarc'h m Medieval Breton
Derived from Breton gwiv "lively, cheerful" and marc'h "horse".
Gwlithyn f Welsh
Derived from Welsh gwlith "dew, dew-drop".
Gwøni f Faroese
Faroese variant of Gvøðni.
Gwrgenau m Medieval Welsh
From Welsh gwor- "over" (intensifying prefix) and cenau "cub, whelp".
Gwri m Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from Proto-Celtic *wiro- "man" (the source of modern Welsh gŵr "man, husband"). In the 'Mabinogion', this was the name given by Teyrnon to the infant Pryderi.
Gwrwst m Welsh
Derived from the Proto-Celtic *wiros meaning “man” and *gustus meaning “excellence, force”.
Gwyar f & m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "gore" or "spilled blood, bloodshed" in Old Welsh, but its more general meaning is "flow, fluidity".... [more]
Gwylan f Welsh (Rare)
Directly taken from Welsh gwylan "seagull". This name has been used from the early 20th century onwards.
Gwyndaf m Celtic, Welsh
Celtic saint name.
Gwyndolyn f Irish
Different form of the common name Gwen mean “white” spelling with a more urban “Y” instead of an “E”
Gwyne f American (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Gwen or a variant of Gwynne.
Gwynfa f Welsh (Rare)
Feminine form of Gwynfor.
Gwynhwyfar f Literature
Gwynhwyfar is an alternate spelling of Gwenhwyfar, used by the author Gillian Bradshaw in her HAWK OF MAY series.... [more]
Gwynlais m Welsh
From the name of the river in Glamorgan.
Gwynllyw m Ancient Welsh
From Welsh gwyn "white" and llyw "leader". This was the name of a Welsh king, also known as Woolos.
Gwynne f English
Feminine variant of Gwyn. The surname of English actress and royal mistress Nell Gwyn (1650-1687) is variously spelled Gwynne, Gwynn and Gwyn.
Gwynneth f Welsh
Variant of Gwyneth.
Gwynno m Welsh
Name of a Celtic Christian saint, apparently from Gwynn- (first part of compound names beginning with Welsh gwyn "white, fair, holy", e.g. Gwynoro, Gwynlliw) + diminutive suffix -o (cf... [more]
Gwynoro m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn "white, fair, blessed" combined with gawr "shout" or gorŵydd "steed" or gwared "deliverance, relief". This was the name of an early Welsh saint... [more]
Gwynplaine m Popular Culture (Rare)
The main character in Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs and inspiration for The Joker in Batman.
Gya f Swedish (Archaic)
Dialectal form of Gyda and Gyrid found in the late 1600s and throughout the 1700s in Scania and Blekinge.
Gyaltsen m & f Tibetan
Means "mark of victory" in Tibetan, derived from རྒྱལ (rgyal) meaning "to be victorious, to win" combined with མཚན (mtshan) meaning "mark, sign".
Gyalwa m & f Tibetan
Means "victorious" in Tibetan.
Gyan m Indian
Gyanendra m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali
From Sanskrit ज्ञान (jnana) meaning "knowledge, awareness" combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.
Gyantwachia m Seneca
Means "the planter" in Seneca.
Gybson m & f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Gibson
Gyburg f Literature, German (Modern, Rare)
Gyburg is the female protagonist in Wolfram von Eschenbach's epic Willehalm. The first part of the name may be derived from GISIL (see Giselle), WIT (see Guido and Guy), or GEBA (see Gebhard); the second part is the well-known name element BURG meaning 'castle, protected place'.... [more]
Gyémánt f Hungarian (Modern, Rare)
Means "diamond" in Hungarian.
Gyeom m & f Korean
Sino-Korean reading of such hanja as 謙 meaning "humble, modest" or 蒹 meaning "reed."
Gyeong-eun f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean 慶 "congratulate, celebrate" or 景 "scenery, view" and 恩 "kindness, mercy, charity" or 銀 "silver".
Gyeong-ho m Korean
From Sino-Korean 敬 "respect, honor" and 浩 "great, numerous, vast, abundant".
Gyeong-mi f Korean
From Sino-Korean 鏡 (gyeong) meaning "mirror", 景 (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view", 敬 (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour", or 京 (gyeong) meaning "capital city" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beauty"... [more]
Gyeong-ok f Korean
From Sino-Korean 慶 "congratulate, celebrate" and 玉 "jade, precious stone, gem".
Gyeong-su m Korean
From Sino-Korean 暻 "bright" and 秀 "refined, elegant, graceful".
Gyeongwon f Korean
From Sino-Korean 京 (gyeong) meaning "capital city", 卿 (gyeong) "noble", 耿 (gyeong) "bright, shining" or 敬 (gyeong) meaning "respect, honour" combined with 原 (won) meaning "source, origin, beginning"... [more]
Gyeoul f & m Korean (Modern)
From native Korean 겨울 (gyeoul) meaning "winter."
Gyeo-wool f & m Korean (Modern)
Variant transcription of Gyeoul.
Gyhldeptis f New World Mythology
She is a kindly forest goddess in Haida mythology whose name translates to "Lady Hanging Hair."
Gyi m Burmese
Means "great, big, senior" in Burmese.
Gylfe m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Gylfi.
Gylfi m Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Modern form of GylfR, an Old Norse name derived from gjalfr "roar, heavy sea" or gólf "grain cultivator". In Norse mythology, Gylfi was the name of a sea giant. It was also the name of a mythical Swedish king.
Gylfie f Popular Culture
The name of a charater in the movie Legend of the Guardians.
Gylfir m Ancient Scandinavian
Original form of Gylfi.
Gyliano m Dutch (Surinamese, Rare)
Either a variant of Giuliano or a combination of Giel (alternatively spelled as Gyl) with a name that ends in -iano, such as Emiliano and Luciano.... [more]
Gylippos m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is a bit uncertain. It might possibly be derived from Greek γύλιος (gylios), the name for a long-shaped pouch or knapsack that Greek soldiers used for carrying their food supplies (see Gylon)... [more]
Gylippus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gylippos. This was the name of a Spartan general from the 5th century BC.
Gylla f Ancient Scandinavian
Of debated origin and meaning. Current theories include a variant of Gulla and a variant of Gyða.
Gylon m Ancient Greek
Possibly derived from Greek γύλιος (gylios), the name for a long-shaped pouch or knapsack that Greek soldiers used for carrying their food supplies.... [more]
Gylta f Faroese
Derived from Old Norse gylta "young sow".
Gylve m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Gylfir.
Gylvi m Faroese
Faroese form of Gylfi.
Gylyç m Turkmen
Means "sword" in Turkmen.
Gýmir m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Gymir.
Gymir m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
From Old Norse gymir meaning 'sea'. Gymir is a Jǫtunn in the Northern mythology.
Gyogurchun f Dagestani
Means "dove" in Dagestani.
Gyoku f & m Japanese
From Japanese, 玉(gyoku) means gems
Gyömbér f Hungarian
Means "ginger" in Hungarian.
Gyöngy f Hungarian
Older form of Gyöngyi.
Gyöngyike f Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of Gyöngyvér, this name is now considered a diminutive of Gyöngyi.
Gyöngyös f Hungarian
Variant of Gyöngyi, meaning "pearly".
Gyöngyvirág f Hungarian
The Hungarian word for the Lily-of-the-Valley flower, from gyöngy (pearl) and virág (flower). Names days are April 24, May 12, and May 15.
Gyopár f Hungarian
Means "edelweiss" in Hungarian.
Gyopárka f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian gyopár "edelweiss".
Gyra f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse diminutive of Gyríðr.
Gyrd m Norwegian, Danish
Younger form of Gyrðr.
Gyridh f Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Old Swedish form of Gyríðr.
Gyrith f Old Swedish
Younger form of Gyríðr.
Gyríðr f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Guðríðr (see Guðfríðr).
Gyrlin f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German diminutive of Girdrud.
Gyro f Norwegian
Dialectal variant of Guro.
Gyronav f Chukchi
Means "spring" in Chukchi.
Gyrth m Old Danish, Old Swedish
Old Danish and Old Swedish form of Gyrðr.
Gyrðir m Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Gyrðr.
Gyrðr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse short form of Guðrøðr (see Guðifriðr). Sometimes it has been associated with the Old Norse verb gyrða, "to gird (with a belt)."
Gyso m German (Modern, Rare)
Spelling variant of Giso.
Gytautas m Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian geidauti "to wish; to want; to desire; to long for" and tauta "the people".
Gyðja f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Guði.
Gytis m Lithuanian
Short form of Gytautas.
Gyu-dam m & f Korean
Combination of a gyu hanja, like 奎 meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride" or 圭 meaning "auspicious jewel; hall," and a dam hanja, e.g. 潭 meaning "deep pool; marsh, puddle."
Gyu-ha m Korean
From Sino-Korean 圭 (gyu) "jade pointed at top" and 夏 (ha) "summer; great, grand, big".
Gyu-ha f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 (gyu) meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride," 圭 (gyu) or 珪 (gyu), both meaning "auspicious jewel; hall" combined with 霞 (ha) meaning "mist, haze, rosy clouds" or 夏 (ha) meaning "summer"... [more]
Gyu-hui f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 "the stride of a person" and 熙 "bright, splendid, glorious".
Gyu-hyeon m Korean
From Sino-Korean 圭 "jade pointed at top" and 賢 "virtuous, worthy, good". A famous bearer is South Korean singer Cho Kyu-hyun (1988-).
Gyu-jong m Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 "stride of man" and 鐘 "clock; bell".
Gyulab f Armenian
Armenian form of Golab.
Gyulchekhra f Tajik, Uzbek
Variant spelling of Gulchekhra.
Gyul-mi f Korean
From Sino-Korean 橘 (gyul) meaning "tangerine" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beauty". ... [more]
Gyulnara f Armenian
Armenian form of Gulnara.
Gyu-mae f Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 (gyu) meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride," 圭 (gyu) or 珪 (gyu), both meaning "auspicious jewel; hall" combined with 梅 (mae) meaning "plum", 莓 (mae) meaning "strawberry", or 玫 (mae) meaning "rose, gemstone"... [more]
Gyu-mi f Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 (gyu) meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride," 圭 (gyu) or 珪 (gyu), both meaning "auspicious jewel; hall" combined with 美 (mi) meaning "beauty". This name can be formed using other hanja combinations as well.
Gyung f Medieval Hungarian
Recorded in 13th-century Hungary
Gyu-ri f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean 奎 (gyu) meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride," 圭 (gyu) or 珪 (gyu), both meaning "auspicious jewel; hall," and 利 (ri) meaning "benefit, advantage," 理 (ri) meaning "govern, rule; repair; notice, find," 里 (ri) meaning "village," 璃 (ri) meaning "jewel" or 俐 (ri) meaning "smart, intelligent," among other hanja combinations.... [more]
Gyuseok m Korean
From 奎 meaning "star; sentence, writing; stride" or 圭 meaning "auspicious jewel; hall," and 錫 "bestow, confer".
Gyuzgyush f Lezgin
Means "glass, mirror" in Lezgin.
Gyve f Norwegian (Archaic)
Dialectal form of Gudve recorded in Aust-Agder (Setesdal).
Gyvi f Norwegian
Variant of Gudve.
Gzim m Albanian
Variant of Gëzim.