This is a list of submitted names in which the usage is English or American.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Bubba m English, Popular Culture
From the nickname, a Southern U.S. corruption (nursery form?) of the word brother
. This is a derogatory slang term meaning "Southern white hick", originally used in the Southern states to indicate "brother".
Budd m English (American)
Short form of Buddy
. In American culture Bud, Budd, and Buddy were often as a nickname for a son named for his father to avoid name confusion. It later became used as an independent name.
Bug m & f English
A popular unisex nickname between 1920-1935, based on the slang term "bugsy" meaning "crazy."
Bunty f Scots, English
Originally an English and Scottish term of endearment derived from Scots buntin
"plump, short and stout" referring to a plump child (possibly with the intended meaning of "good healthy baby" or "dear little one")... [more
Burma f English (American)
This name was sporadically used in the American South in the early 20th-century. Perhaps it is just a transferred use of the place name.
Burnu f American
It is the given name of the actress Burnu Acquanetta.
Bushrod m English (American)
Given name from surname of Medieval English origin—locational from a so called 'lost' village, likely to have been situated in Dorset, England. Surname Bushrod derives from the Old English 'bysc', a bushy thicket, with 'rod', a clearing in a forest.
Busy f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth
influenced by the spelling of the English word busy
. A known bearer is American actress Busy Phillips (1975-).
Butch m English, American
Originally a nickname given to one who was a butcher, as in the case of outlaw George Cassidy, who acquired the nickname after a brief stint as a butcher. It became a slang term for a man who was notably masculine in manner or appearance, and since the 1940s has had the sense of "aggressive lesbian"... [more
Butterfly f English (Modern)
Used to invoke the brilliantly-colored winged insect, which is widely seen as a symbol of metamorphosis, renewal, and rebirth, as well as one of youth and beauty. This is the birth name of a noted Australian folk singer, Butterfly Boucher, among others.
Button m English
The name of Button Gwinnett, one of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence.
Butts m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Butts
or a nickname with meaning particular to the bearer. Notable namesake, professional baseball player, Albert
was the older brother of baseball great Honus
Buzzy m American
A name that can be formed as an onomatopoeia, a word based on sound, or a nickname for someone with a short haircut. ... [more
Byra f English
The name of Byra Louise "Puck" Whittlesby, the wife of Jack Hemingway. Potential feminization of Byron
Cabell m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Cabell
. A notable bearer is jazz musician and bandleader Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (1907-1994).
Cabot m English (Rare)
The name 'Cabot' comes from the fifteenth century Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto who was commissioned by the Kingdom of England to discover North America. When Caboto arrived in England is name was changed to John Cabot to sound more English... [more
Cadenza f & m American (Rare)
An "ornamental passage near the close of a song or solo," 1780, from Italian cadenza
"conclusion of a movement in music." See also Cadence
Cady f & m English (Modern, Rare)
While nowadays generally considered a phonetic spelling of Katie
or a diminutive of Cadence
was originally derived from a surname which was either a variant of Cade
or an Anglicized form of Ó Ceadaigh ("descendant of Ceadach
"), with Ceadach being a byname derived from Irish ceadach
Caeda f English
Derived from the English word ‘cadence’ meaning melody, music. Caeda is a symbol of the sky, and also an expert Pegasus Knight.
Caelian m English, Dutch
English form of Caelianus
. The name has also been used in The Netherlands just a handful of times; the variant form Celian
has been used a little bit more often there.
Cagney m & f English
Gardener and kind friend in "The Penderwicks" by Jeanne Birdsall (National Book Award winner).... [more