Basque Submitted Names

Basque names are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France).
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ABARNE f Basque
Basque feminine equivalent of Ramos.
ABAUNTZA f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of a town and its church near Álava, Spain.
ABELIÑE f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Aveline and Avelina.
ABERRIA f Basque (Rare, Archaic)
Coined in the 19th century, this name means "fatherland; homeland". It was in use until 1939. After the Spanish Civil War, however, women answering to Aberria were forced to change their name due to its "conflict-laden meaning".
ABESTI f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Basque word abesti "song".
ABIETA f Basque (Rare, Archaic)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ADARTZA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a mountain in the Basque region of France.
ADATS f Basque (Modern)
Derived from Basque adats "long locks; mane".
ADIÑE f Basque (Rare)
From Basque adin, meaning "age".
ADIRANE f Basque
Basque cognate of Spanish Adriana and French Adrienne.
ADOLBA m Basque
Basque form of Adolf.
ADONIÑE f Basque (Rare)
Basque cognate of Antoinette.
ADUNA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AGER m Basque
Famous bearer of this name is Spanish professional footballer Ager Aketxe.
AGERKUNDE f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque agerkunde "appearance, apparition; revelation; Epiphany", Agerkunde is the Basque equivalent of Spanish Epifanía and French Épiphanie (compare also English Epiphany).
AGERNE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque agertu "to reveal; to appear", this name is a fairly recent coinage (most likely by Sabino Arana) intended as a variant of Agerkunde.
AGINAGA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque hagin "yew".... [more]
AGINARTE f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of an ancient monastery near Ihabar (in the general area of Navarre). This monastery doesn't exist anymore, however it is known that García Sánchez III of Navarre made a donation to it in 1025.
AGIRI f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of an ancient village that disappeared around the 1300s. Today, Agiri is the name of a mountain peak.
AGIRRE f Basque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AGREDA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in Spain.
AHUÑA f Basque (Rare), Basque Mythology
From the name of a mountain in the Basque region of Spain whose Basque name Ahuñamendi is derived from Basque ahuña "small goat" and mendi "mountain".... [more]
AIA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIALA f Basque
Taken from the name of a village (and its church) near Álava, Spain.... [more]
AIANTZE f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIETXU f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AINES f Basque
Basque form of Agnes.
AINGERUA f Basque (Rare)
Basque feminine form of Aingeru.... [more]
AINHARA f Basque
Variant of Ainara.
AINHIZE f Basque
Meaning and origin unknown. It is taken from the name of a Basque town, Ainhize-Monjolose.
AINIZE f Basque
Variant of Ainhize.
AINTZILA f Basque (Rare)
Means "hill of mud" in Basque. It is the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
AINTZIOA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AIORA f Basque
Feminine form of Aioro that has been in use since the 11th century.
AIORO m Basque
Meaning unknown.
AISONE f Basque
Basque version of Spanish name Asunción.
AITZIBER f Basque
A name referring to the Virgin Mary.
AITZOL m Basque
Used by the Basque writer and Catholic priest José de Ariztimuño Olaso (1896-1936), who was killed by the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Aitzol was a pseudonym possibly taken from letters in his surname, (A)r(iz)timuño (Ol)aso; or perhaps Aitzol came from the hypothetical Basque place name h(aitz ol)a meaning "quarry, stonemason's workshop" from the words haitz "rock, stone" and ola "workplace, factory".
AITZURIAGA f Basque
From the name of a little village near Lizoain (in the general area of Navarre) that disappeared shortly after the 13th century.
AIZA f Basque (Rare), Medieval Basque
Feminine form of Aizo, first recorded in Leire in 1127. Its modern usage might occasionally be influenced by the surname Aiza.
AIZETI f Basque, Medieval Basque
Old Basque name of unknown meaning. It was documented in Navarre in 1141.
AIZKORRI f Basque (Rare)
Means "bare stone" or "red stone" in Basque.
AIZPEA f Basque
Name taken from an eremitage dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
ALAIKARI f Basque
Elaborated form of Alaia.
ALAIÑE f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque alai "happy".
ALAITASUNE f Basque
Basque form of Alegria.
ALAITZ f Basque
From the name of a mountain range in the Basque region of Spain.
ALAIZA f Basque, Filipino, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Belarusian
Taken from the name of a Marian church in the greater Álava area.... [more]
ALANTUNE f Basque
Taken from the name of a town in Gascony mentioned by Ptolemy. ... [more]
ALBAINA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in Spain.
ALBANE f Basque, French, German
Basque, French and German feminine form of Albanus (see Alban).
ALBIA f Basque, Spanish (Latin American)
Taken from the name of a grotto in the Aralar Range in the Basque Mountains where a dolmen was discovered in 1915, as well as from the name of a suburb of Bilbao where Sabino Arana Goiri was born. Goiri was a writer, creator of the Basque flag, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and is generally considered "the father of Basque nationalism".
ALBIÑE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Spanish Albina and French Albine.
ALBIRA f Basque (Rare)
Younger form of Elbira.
ALBIZTUR f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALDA f Basque
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALEGIA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALESANDERE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Basque name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent to Alexandra and Alejandra.
ALFONTSINA f Basque (Rare)
Basque equivalent of French Alphonsine.
ALFONTSO m Basque
Basque form of Alfonso.
ALIZA f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Alice.
ALIZE f Basque (Rare)
Variant of Basque Aliza.
ALIZIA f Basque
Basque equivalent of Spanish Alicia.
ALODE f Basque (Rare)
Basque name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent to Alodia.
ALOISE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Luisa and Aloisia (via Aloisa).
ALOÑA f Basque (Rare), Basque Mythology
Taken from the name of a massif on the Basque Mountains range.... [more]
ALOXI m Basque
Basque form of name Louis.
ALTZABEHETI f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
ALTZAI f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
AMA f Basque
Derived from Basque ama meaning "mother".
AMADE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Amadea and Amada.
AMAGOIA f Basque, Literature
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
AMALE f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Amalia.
AMALUR f Basque, Basque Mythology
Combination of Basque ama "mother" and Lur.
AMANE f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque ama, "mother", combined with -ne, a feminine suffix.
AMARITA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
AMATE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent of Amata.
AMATZA f Basque (Rare)
Name of the statue of the Virgin Mary of Iurreta (in the Biscay area).... [more]
AMELE f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Amelia.
AMETSA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque amets, "dream".
AMETZ m Basque
Means "oak" in Basque.
AMETZA f Basque
Basque word for the "Pyrenean oak" (quercus pyrenaica).... [more]
AMEZTIA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a mountain in Spain.
AMILAMIA f Basque, Basque Mythology, Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
In Basque mythology, Amilamia is a benevolent being who helps those in need.... [more]
AMUNA f Basque, Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name of unknown origin and meaning common in Navarre, where it was first recorded in 1033, and in Alava, where it was first recorded in 932.
ANAURRA f Basque
Combination of Ane and the word haur, haurra "child".... [more]
ANBORTSI m Basque
Basque form of Ambrose.
ANDERAZO f Basque
From Basque andere meaning "lady, woman of the house".
ANDERE f Basque
Feminine form of Ander.
ANDONE f Basque
Feminine form of Andoni.
AÑES f Basque
Basque form of Inés.
ANGELU f Basque
Means "angel" in Basque.
ANIXE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Anisia.
ANKO m Basque
Basque form of Ancus.
ANTIA f Basque
Basque form of Anthea.
ANTXON m Basque
Basque form of Antonio.
ARANA f Basque (Rare)
Basque feminine name possibly derived from the word arana meaning "plum".
ARANTZA f Basque
Derived from Basque arantza "hawthorn; thorn".
ARENE f Basque
Basque form of Ariane.
ARETXA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque aretx "oak".
ARITZ m Basque
Derived from Basque haritz "oak".
ARÑAUT m Basque
Basque form of Arnold.
ARRENE f Basque
Basque name derived from arren meaning "request" but also "please".... [more]
ARROSA f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Rose.
ARROSALI f Basque
Basque name of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
ARROSANE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque form of Rosana.... [more]
ARSENE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Arsenia.
ARTEA f Basque (Rare)
Basque name derived from arte.... [more]
ASTERE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Asteria.
ATENODOR m Polish, Basque, Catalan
Catalan, Polish and Basque form of Athenodorus.
ATERBE f Basque
Derived from Basque aterbe/aterpe "shelter; refuge", this name is sometimes understood as a Basque equivalent to Spanish Amparo.... [more]
ATSEGABE f Basque
Basque form of Angustias.
AURIA f Ancient Roman, Basque
Means "golden" in Latin. From the Latin aurum 'gold'. See: Aurelia. The gens Auria was a Roman family at Larinum in southern Italy, known chiefly from Cicero's oration, 'Pro Cluentio'.
AURKENE f Basque (Modern)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of the Spanish name Presentación.
AUSTIÑE f Basque
Basque form of Augustina.
AUSTITZA f Basque
Basque feminine name of uncertain origin and meaning. ... [more]
AUXTINA f Basque
Feminine form of Augustin.
BAIA f Basque (Rare)
Taken from the name of a Basque river that has its source in Gorbeia and flows into the Ebro.... [more]
BAKEA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque bake "peace". (Compare Bakene).
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.
BALENE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque contracted form of Balerene.
BALERE f Basque
Basque form of Valerie.
BALERENE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Valeriana.
BASILISKO m Basque
Basque form of Basiliscus (see Basiliskos).
BATA f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Beata.... [more]
BATIRTZE f Basque (Modern)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Beatrice.
BEGOÑA f Spanish, Basque
A shortened form of the title Nuestra Señora de Begoña (“Our Lady of Begoña”), a Roman Catholic epithet of the Virgin Mary, ultimately from the place name Begoña.
BELTZANE f Basque
Derived from the Basque adjective beltz "black; dark" in combination with the feminine name suffix -ne.
BENEDIKTO m Basque, Esperanto
Esperanto and Basque form of Benedict.
BERONIKE f Basque
Basque form of Veronica.
BETIRE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque beti "always", this name is now generally understood as a Basque equivalent of Perpetua.
BETIXA f Basque (Archaic), Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name that was recorded from the 13th century onwards.... [more]
BIBIÑE f Basque
Basque form of Vivian.
BIRKIDE f Basque
Basque form of Bridget.
BITORI f Basque
Feminine form of Bittor.
BITXILORE f Basque
Basque form of Margaret.
BIXENTE m Basque
One of the Basque forms of Vincent.
BIZENTA f Basque (Rare)
Basque feminine form of Vincent.
BURNE f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Bruna.
DABI m Basque
Basque form of David.
DARE f Basque
Basque form of Daria.
DEÑE f Basque (Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Anunciación.
DIÑE f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Digna.
DOMEKA f Basque, Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque form of Dominica.
DULZE f Basque
Basque form of Dulce.
DUNIXE f Basque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Spanish Dionisia (making it a cognate of Denise).
DUNIXI m Basque
Basque form of Dionisio.
EBA f Basque
Basque form of Eva.
EDUBIGE f Basque
Basque form of Hedwig.
EDURRA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque edur "snow". (Compare Edurne)
EGIA f Basque
Directly taken from Basque egia "truth; verity".
EKAITZA f Basque (Modern, Rare), Basque Mythology
Feminine form of Ekaitz, meaning "storm", that had long been forgotten and was eventually rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century.... [more]
EKHI m Basque
Means "sun" in Basque.
EKI m Basque (Rare)
Variant of Ekhi.
EKIA f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque name created from Basque eki "sun".
ELAIA f Basque
Means "swallow (bird)" in Basque. See also Ainara.
ELBIRE f Basque
Basque form of Elvira.
ELE f Basque (Modern), Basque Mythology
Ele is first and foremost the modern Basque feminine form of Elias.... [more]
ELIXA f Basque (Modern), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Modern Basque name created in the 20th century as a variant of Elixane and Elixe.
ELIXANE f Basque (Modern)
Modern Basque name created in the 20th century as a purely Basque form of Elisa.
ELLANDE m Basque
Basque form of Arnold.
ELORRIA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque elorri "hawthorn". In Basque folklore, the hawthorn has been considered sacred.
ELUDOR m Basque
Basque form of Heliodorus.
ELURRA f Basque
From Basque elurra meaning "snow".
EMERENTZEN f Basque
Basque form of Emerentiana.
EMETERI m Basque
Basque form of Emeterius.
EMILLE f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Emilia.
EÑAUT m Basque
Basque from of Arnold.
ENEA f Basque
Means "mine" in Basque (compare Nerea).
ENEDINA f Basque, English, Spanish, Basque Mythology, Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name, documented in Navarre.... [more]
ENEKA f Medieval Basque, Basque
Medieval Basque variant of Oneka and feminine form of Eneko.... [more]
ENERITZ f Basque
Adoption of the name of a town in the Spanish region of Navarre (Eneriz).
ENGRAZIA f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Grace.
ERRADEGUNDE f Basque
Basque form of Radegunde.
ERRAKEL f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Rachel.
ERRAMONA f Basque (Rare)
Basque equivalent of Spanish Ramona.
ERRAMUSA f Basque (Rare, Archaic)
Basque name that appeared during the 1700s and early to mid-1800s.... [more]
ERREGINA f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Regina. The name coincides with Basque erregina "queen".
ERROLAN m Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Roland.
ERROSALE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Rosalia.
ERROSE f Basque
Basque form of Rosa (1).
ERRUKI m Basque
Means "mercy" in Basque.
ERRUKIA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque erruki "mercy; compassion; sympathy", this name is used as one of the Basque equivalents to Spanish Piedad.... [more]
ESKOLASTIKA f Basque
Basque form of Scholastica.
ESKOLASTIKE f Basque
Basque form of Scholastica.
ESKUIN m Basque
Means "right" in Basque.
ESTEBENI f Basque
Feminine form of Estebe.
ESTEBENIA f Basque, Medieval Basque
Feminine form of Estebe and older form of Estefania that has been recorded in the Basque Country from 1358 onwards.
ESTIBALIZ f Basque, Spanish
Taken from the name of the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Estíbaliz in the area of Álava, Spain.... [more]
ETORNE f Basque
Basque equivalent to Spanish Pentecostés.
EULALE f Basque
Basque form of Eulalia.
EULARI f Basque
Basque form of Eulalia.
EUNATE f Basque
From the name of a town in Navarre, Spain where there is a Romanesque church dedicated to the Virgin Mary (the Church of Santa María de Eunate), located on the Way of St. James, a Catholic pilgrimage route.
EZKERRA m Basque
Means "left" in Basque.
EZTIA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque ezti "honey; sweet" and, by extension, "gentle; pleasant; melodious".
FEDEA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from the Basque fede meaning "faith".
FELIZIA f Basque, German
Variant of Felisa and Felicia.
FINIA f Basque
Basque name related to Eufemia (see Euphemia), most likely a short form.
FLORENTZIA f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Spanish Florencia (compare Florence).
FREDENANDO m Basque
Basque form of Ferdinand.
FRINE f Italian, Basque, Catalan
Italian, Basque and Catalan form of Phryne.
GABIREL m Basque
Basque form of Gabriel.
GADEA f Basque
Basque variant of Águeda that has been in use since the Middle Ages.
GAITZKA m Basque
Basque form of the name Salvador
GARAI f Basque (Rare)
Basque name meaning "height", "tall" and also "zenith; time; moment; occasion" (from Basque garai).... [more]
GARAZI f Basque
Basque equivalent of Spanish Gracia and Engracia and French Grâce and Engrâce.
GARBIKUNDE f Basque
Basque name meaning “purification”, similar to Spanish name Purification.
GARI m Basque (Rare)
Means "wheat" in Basque.
GARTZE f Basque
Basque form of Grace.
GERGORI m Basque
Basque form of Gregory.
GILEN m Basque
One of the Basque forms of William.
GIÑES m Basque
Basque form of Genesius.
GIÑEX m Basque
Basque form of Genesius.
GLIZERIO m Basque (Rare)
Basque form of Glykerios via its latinized form Glycerius.
GURUZNE f Basque
Derived from Basque gurutze "cross", this name is considered the Basque equivalent of Spanish Cruz.
HAIZE f & m Basque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque haize "wind" (compare Haizea).
HALTZA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque haltz "alder".
HARITZ m Basque
Derived from Basque haritz "oak".
HARITZEDER m Basque
Means "slender oak" in Basque.
HEGOI m Basque, Basque Mythology
The name of a god associated with the south wind in Basque mythology.
HENRIKETA f Basque (Rare)
Basque form of French Henriette.
HIPARKO m Basque
Basque form of Hipparchos.
IBÓN m Basque
Ibón is the Aragonese term for small mountain lakes of glacial origin in the Pyrenees, generally above 2,000 m. Ibón stems from the Basque word ibai (river), which originally designated hot springs.
IBONE f Basque (Modern)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque form of Yvonne.
ICÍAR f Basque
Means "high point facing the sea" in Basque.
IDE f French, Basque
French and Basque form of Ida.
IDOIA f Spanish, Basque
Variant of Idoya.
IGOA f Basque, Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Derived from Basque igo "to ascend; to rise; to go up".... [more]
IKERNE f Basque
Feminine form of Iker and the Basque equivalent of Spanish Visitación.
IKOMAR f Basque
Etymology unknown.
ILAZKINE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Modern Basque name coined in the 20th century from the Basque word ilazki "moon".
ILUNA f Basque (Rare)
Ancient Basque name that was first found on inscriptions in Aquitaine dating back to the 1st to 3rd centuries.... [more]
ILUNTZE f Basque (Rare)
Basque feminine name derived from Basque iluntze "nightfall; dusk".
IÑAKE f Basque
Basque form of Ignatia.
INAR m Basque (Rare)
Variant of Inhar.
INAZIO m Basque, Aragonese
Basque and Aragonese form of Ignatius.
INHAR m Basque
Means "spark, ray of light" in Basque.
INKO m Basque
Variant name of the Basque word jainko meaning "god".
IÑOSKENTZE f Basque
Means "innocence" in Basque.
IORITZ m Basque
Means "tree of abundance" in Basque.
IRA f Basque
Derived from Basque ira "fern". Ira is one of the Basque nature names that have been rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century.
IREÑE f Basque
Basque form of Irene.
ITXAROPENA f Basque
Basque form of Esperanza.
IURGI m Basque
Meaning unknown.
IXAKA m Basque
Basque form of Isaac.