Basque Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Basque people.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aatxe m Basque Mythology, Popular Culture
Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari 3 embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
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]
Aide f Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque aide "air", Aide is a supernatural entity that either helps or hinders the living. She could manifest herself in both good (gentle breeze) and evil (storm wind) forms.
Aideko f Basque Mythology
Aideko is the supernatural aspect of Aide (as opposed to Berezko who represents Aide's natural aspect).
Aizkorri f Basque, Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque aitz, a local variant of haitz, "stone, rock" and gorri "red; bare, naked". Aizkorri is a massif, the highest one of the Basque Autonomous Community (Spain)... [more]
Akerbeltz m Basque Mythology
Literally meaning “Black goat” in Basque, this name belongs to a spirit/deity in Basque mythology. Usually depicted as a billy goat, the spirit was earlier seen as pagan deity of the protection of animals and houses... [more]
Aloña f Basque (Rare), Basque Mythology
Taken from the name of a massif on the Basque Mountains range.... [more]
Amalur f Basque, Basque Mythology
Combination of Basque ama "mother" and Lur.
Amilamia f Basque, Basque Mythology, Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
In Basque mythology, Amilamia is a benevolent being who helps those in need.... [more]
Atarrabi m Basque Mythology
The good son of Mari 3, student of Etsai.
Berezko f Basque Mythology
The natural form of Aide as oppose to Aideko, the supernatural form
Eacus m Basque Mythology
Eacus is a weather god worshipped in Iberian Spain. He is known from the area of Castile and was syncretised with the local Roman deity Jupiter Solutorius.
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]
Ele f Basque (Modern), Basque Mythology
Ele is first and foremost the modern Basque feminine form of Elias.... [more]
Enedina f Basque, Medieval Basque, Basque Mythology, Spanish, Sardinian, Portuguese (Brazilian), History (Ecclesiastical)
Medieval Basque name, documented in Navarre. It has been speculated to be derived from Greek ἐνηδύνω (enedýno) meaning "to be courteous; to be obliging; to cheer, to gratify". This was the name of an early Christian saint from Sardinia, known as Henedina in Latin; she was martyred with Saints Justa and Justina... [more]
Errafaila f Medieval Basque, Basque Mythology
Medieval Basque name of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
Etsai m Basque Mythology
A spirit of knowledge in Basque mythology, his name means "devil" or "fiend". He teaches in a cave, and knows a great deal, but he is feared because, at the end of his lectures, he requires one of his students to remain at his service forever... [more]
Gaueko m Basque Mythology
In Basque mythology, Gaueko is a spirit/personification of the dark. Literally meaning ”of the night” in Basque. Said to be a malevolent spirit that comes out at night to terrorize and humble people that boast of their bravery of the night.
Hegoa f Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque hego "wind" and, more specifically, "South wind".... [more]
Hegoi m Basque, Basque Mythology
The name of a god associated with the south wind in Basque mythology.
Inguma m Basque Mythology
In Basque mythology, Inguma is a nocturnal spirit who enters the home at night and tries to disturb the sleep of those who live at the place (similar to the Alp and Mara in Germanic folklore). To ward him off, one needs to seek help of Saint Agnes.
Ipar m Basque, Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque ipar "north; north wind". In Basque mythology, Ipar, the north wind, is married to the daughter of the north-easterly wind who calms his anger.
Laino f Basque (Rare), Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque laino "mist; haze; cloud".... [more]
Lamina f Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque lamia "(a sort of) nymph".... [more]
Lur f & m Basque Mythology, Basque (Modern)
Means "earth" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Lur is one of the personifications of the soil, the cradle of life and the mother of the sun and the moon. She is closely related to the Basque mythological figure Mari... [more]
Lurra f Basque Mythology
Variant of Lur. A feminine, positive entity that relates to fecundity. Unlimited in all directions, she includes the stars, moon and sun inside her borders... [more]
Maitagarri f Basque, Basque Mythology
Derived from the Basque adjective maitagarri "lovable; nice; affable".... [more]
Marigorri f Basque Mythology, Basque
Epithet for the moon. This name is possibly derived from a combination of the name of Mari 3, one of the key figures in Basque mythology, and the adjective gorri "red, rosé, Virginian, fierce".
Mikelats m Basque Mythology
Servant and pupil of Etsai.
Odei m & f Basque Mythology, Basque (Modern)
In Basque mythology, Odei, also known as Hodei, is a spirit of thunder and the personification of storm clouds. It is now used for both men and women.
Ozkarri m Basque Mythology
Odei as thunder sprite.
Tximistarri m Basque Mythology
One of the personifications of lightning in Basque folklore.
Ura f Basque Mythology
Derived from Basque ura, meaning "water".