Basque Submitted Names
are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France).
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
JARE f Basque
Derived from Basque jare
"free; to set free; to liberate".
JASONE f Basque
Derived from Basque jaso
"to lift up; to raise; to receive", this name is the Basque equivalent of Spanish Asunción
JAURETSI f Basque
derived from jaun
meaning "lord" and etsi
consider as. means to worship, adore, give homage to.
JULE f Basque (Modern, Rare), German (Modern)
As a Basque name, Jule was coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Julia
, while as a German name, Jule is a short form and diminutive of both Julia
that has seen some usage as a given name in its own right in recent years.
KIMA f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Basque kima
"fine branches; ends of branches", this name has come into use in recent years (possibly inspired by the international popularity of the name Kim
KUTUNA f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque kutun
, a Basque word with two different meanings: "favorite; intimate" but also "amulet". ... [more]
LAHE f Basque (Rare)
Ancient Basque name known from inscriptions found in Aquitaine dating back to 1st to 3rd centuries.
LAIDA f Basque
From the name of a beach on the Basque coast.
LEXURI f Basque
Basque name that has traditionally been used in the Salazar Valley as a synonym for Leire
LIERNIA f Basque (Rare)
Basque feminine given name taken from an epithet of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Liernia, the Basque patron of mothers without milk or who are unable to conceive.
LORIA f Basque
Directly taken from Basque loria
"glory", this name has long been considered the traditional Basque equivalent of Gloria
MAITANE f Basque
Variant of Maite, composed of Basque maitea
meaning "beloved, darling" and the modern feminine suffix -ne
MALEN f Basque
Contracted form and diminutive of Madalen
used as a given name in its own right.
NAHIKARI f Basque
Variant of Nahia
derived from Basque nahikari
"wish; desire; sympathy, affection; pleasure".
NAROA f Basque
Derived from Basque naro
NESKATO f Basque (Rare)
Ancient Basque feminine name that was found on inscriptions in the Basque region of France dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries.
OIHANE f Basque
Derived from Basque oihan
, "forest" or "wood".
OINAZE f Basque
Derived from Basqur oinaze
, which means "pain, suffering".
OLATZ f Basque
From the name of a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary, located in Azpeitia, Spain, which is of unknown meaning. It dates to the 13th century and was visited by Saint Ignatius
ONINTZA f Basque, Theatre
This name was used on a character in Jose Olaizoal's opera Oleskari zaharra
OTSANDO m Medieval Basque, Basque (Rare)
Basque name of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from either Basque otzan
"tame" or Basque otso
SAIOA f Basque
, the name of a mountain located in Navarre, Spain.
TIRTSA f Basque
Basque feminine form of the Ancient Roman name Thyrsus
, most likely given in reference to Saint Thyrsus, as well as an equivalent of Spanish Tirsa
TXORI f Basque (Rare)
Derived directly from txori
, the Basque word for "bird", and the name of a Marian statue in Gares / Puente la Reina.
ZELAI f Basque
From Basque zelai
meaning "field, meadow".
ZERUA f Basque
Modern coinage derived from Basque zeru
"sky; heavens; heaven".
ZUBEROA f Basque
From the name of a Basque province, also called Xiberoa
ZUHAITZA f Basque (Modern)
Feminine name derived from Basque zuhaitz
"tree", ultimately from Old Basque zur
"wood" and (h)aritz
"oak" (formerly a generic term for "tree").
ZUMAIA f Basque
Derived from Basque zuma
meaning "wicker". It is also the name of a town in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country.
ZUTOIA f Basque
Derived from Basque zutabe
"pillar". This name is considered a direct translation of Spanish Pilar
ZUZENE f Basque
Derived from Basque zuzen
"just; fair; righteous", this name is considered the Basque equivalent to French Justine
and Spanish Justa