GarsivazmPersian Mythology Derived from the Avestan name Keresavazdah, of which the first element is derived from Avestan kərəsa meaning "having meager". The second element is derived from Avestan vazdah meaning "fat, fatness, fattiness, solidity", which itself is derived from Iranian *vazd-ah- meaning "animal fat, grease" - ultimately from the Iranian base vazd- meaning "to nourish" or "nourishment"... [more]
GarudamHinduism Means "eagle, devourer" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a divine bird-like creature in Hindu belief. He is considered the mount of Vishnu.
GatagmOssetian Mythology Meaning unknown. Gatag is a water spirit in Ossetian mythology and the father of Syrdon in the Nart epics. Since he was the ruler of water, he could cut off the Narts' water supply at any time he desired, but he chose to befriend them instead... [more]
GebmEgyptian Mythology In Egyptian mythology he was the god of the Earth and a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis. He was said to be the father of earthquakes and that it was he who allowed crops to grow. Due to a mistake in translation and a change in how his name was written over the years in Ancient Egypt, his name was sometimes erroneously read as Seb or Keb, though the original Egyptian name for him may have been more similar to Gebeb/Kebeb... [more]
GefionfNorse Mythology, Danish (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare) Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from the Old Norse verb geba "to give", the suffix of the name may stem from the Norse hjón "the joined", meaning a household, a loving couple, or even the crew on a ship, particularly a skeið... [more]
GersemifNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse gersemi "treasure, something which is considered precious or valuable". In Norse mythology this is one of Freyja and Óðr's daughters.
GeryonmGreek Mythology In Ancient Greek Mythology he is son of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and grandson of Medusa. Geryon was a fearsome giant who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean... [more]
GesandermGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Γέσανδρος (Gesandros). This given name could possibly be derived from Greek γῆ (ge) "the earth, soil, land" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man", but most likely it is actually of Scythian origin... [more]
GeštinannafNear Eastern Mythology The name of an early goddess of Southern Mesopotamia associated with writing and the netherworld. Her name means "Wine (or vine) of the heavens (or the god An)".
GhatotkachamIndian, Hinduism From घटोत्कच (Ghaṭotkaca), meaning "bald pot" in Sanskrit. He is a great warrior and the son of Bhima and Hidimbi in the Mahabharata.
GhmertimGeorgian Mythology Derived from Georgian ღმერთი (ghmert'i), from Old Georgian ღმერთი (ɣmerti), and ultimately from Proto-Kartvelian *ɣamort- meaning "God". Ghmerti is the supreme god in Georgian mythology and head of all the other deities... [more]
GjallabrúmNorse Mythology Means "bridge over Gjöll" (the river closest to the gates of Helheim). This is the name of a bridge in Norse mythology, guarded by Móðguðr, which must be crossed to reach the land of the dead... [more]
GoldilocksfFolklore, Literature From a nickname for a young girl with blond hair that originated from the English words gold and locks. This is best known as the name of the main character in the fairy tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' The name was also used by J. R. R. Tolkien in 'The Lord of the Rings,' where it belongs to one of Samwise Gamgee's daughters.
GonggongmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 共 (gòng, meaning “together”) and 工 (gōng, meaning “work”). Gonggong is a water god in Chinese mythology whose violent, subversive nature caused great disasters and floods... [more]
GorgophonefGreek Mythology Means "grim murder", derived from Greek γοργός (gorgos) "grim, fierce, terrible" (also compare Gorgo) combined with Greek φονη (phone) "murder, slaughter, carnage"... [more]
GorgosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from either the Greek adjective γοργός (gorgos) meaning "grim, fierce, terrible" or the Greek verb γοργεύω (gorgeuo) meaning "to move rapidly, to hasten". Also compare the Greek verb γοργόομαι (gorgoomai) meaning "to be spirited".
GorgythionmGreek Mythology The meaning of this name is surrounded by uncertainty. The one thing that can be stated for certain about this name, is that it contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion). For the rest of the name, there are several possibilities available... [more]
GothiafBaltic Mythology Lithuanian goddess of cattle, recorded by 17th-century historian and ethnographer Matthäus Prätorius in his work Deliciae Prussica (published in 1703).... [more]
GoumangmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 句 (gou, meaning “hooked”) and 芒 (mang, meaning “awn”). Goumang is the Chinese god of wood who oversees the spring and the east, especially the rising place of the sun... [more]
GradivusmRoman Mythology An epithet of the Roman god Mars meaning "he who marches (into battle)" from Latin gradus "step, pace, gait, stride, walk". 'Mars Gradivus had a temple outside the Porta Capena on the Appian road, and it is said that king Numa appointed twelve Salii as priests of this god.'
GrianfIrish Mythology Grian (literally, "Sun") is the name of an Irish figure, presumed to be a pre-Christian goddess, associated with County Limerick and Cnoc Greine ("Hill of Grian, Hill of the sun").
GrímrmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "masked person" or "shape-changer" in Old Norse (derived from gríma "mask, helmet"). This was a byname of the god Odin, perhaps given to boys in an attempt to secure the protection of the god.
GrýlafNorse Mythology Grýla is a mythic giantess who comes down from the mountains at Christmas to eat all the bad children.
GuabancexfNew World Mythology Possibly means "rider of the hurricane" in Taíno. This was the name of a Taíno wind and water goddess who personified the hurricane. She was the strongest deity in the Taíno pantheon and the only female zemí.
GuanyinfChinese Mythology Means "one who observes sounds" from Chinese 观 (guān) meaning "to observe, to view" and 音 (yīn) meaning "sound, tone", referring to the prayers and cries of those who need help... [more]
GuaschefCaucasian Mythology, Circassian Derived from Circassian гуащэ (g°āš̍ă) meaning "lady, princess". In Circassian mythology, Guasche (or Gwasche) is a protectress and patroness goddess.
GuayotamGuanche Mythology Guayota or Guaiota was the name given by the Guanches, ancient aborigines of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) to the main evil entity of their mythology according to the first historians of the Canary Islands.... [more]
GuénolémBreton (Gallicized), Breton Legend Gallicized form of Gwenole, itself derived from Old Breton uuin meaning "white", and by extension "fair; blessed", and uual "brave". This was the name of a legendary Breton saint who was inspired to found an abbey by a dream he had of Saint Patrick.
GwenwledyrfWelsh 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.
GwernmWelsh 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]
GwionmWelsh 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.
GwrimWelsh 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.
Gwyarf & mWelsh, Welsh Mythology Means "gore" or "spilled blood, bloodshed" in Old Welsh, but its more general meaning is "flow, fluidity".... [more]
GylfimIcelandic, 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.
HabetrotfAnglo-Saxon Mythology A figure in folklore of the Border counties of Northern England and Lowland Scotland associated with spinning and the spinning wheel. ... [more]
Hábrókm & fNorse Mythology Hábrók, as described by Grímnismál in Norse mythology, is the greatest of hawks, and literally translates to "high pants."
HabrotefGreek Mythology Of uncertain etymology. In Greek myth Habrote or Abrota was the Boeotian wife of Nisos, king of Megara.
HachimanmJapanese Mythology Means "eight banners", from Japanese 八 (hachi) meaning "eight" and 幡 (man) meaning "flag, banner". In Japanese mythology, Hachiman is the god of archery, war, divination, and culture.
HaevafGermanic Mythology Haeva is a Germanic goddess known from an inscription in what is now the Netherlands. Scholars generally derive her name from Germanic *hiwan "to marry" and surmise that her function may have been the protection of the family.
HakizimanamRwandan, Rundi, African Mythology (Modern) A name which means "God saves everything," imana being the name of the original Rwandan/Burundian deity and now the modern word for God in all monotheistic usages within Rwanda and Burundi.
HaliafGreek Mythology Means "briny" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was the personification of sea salt, a sea nymph native to the Isle of Rhodes (sometimes believed to be one of the indigenous Rhodian gods) and the favourite of Poseidon... [more]
HalimedefGreek Mythology Means "to think of the sea" from the Greek element ἅλς (hals) "the sea" combined with μηδομαι (medomai) "to think on, to be mindful of"... [more]
HannahannahfNear Eastern Mythology From Hittite hanna- meaning "grandmother". She is a Hurrian Mother Goddess related to or influenced by the pre-Sumerian goddess Inanna. Hannahannah was also identified with the Hurrian goddess Hebat.
HanumanmHinduism, Indian, Hindi Probably means "possessing a (large or disfigured) jaw" from Sanskrit हनु (hánu) meaning "cheek, jaw" and the suffix मत् (-mat) denoting possession. This is the name of a Hindu monkey god, the son of Anjana and Vayu.
HariasafGermanic Mythology Hariasa is a Germanic goddess attested on a (now lost) stone bearing a Latin dedication to her. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *harja "army; battle". Linguist Siegfried Gutenbrunner reconstructed the form *Hari-ansus "army goddess; war goddess", while Rudolf Simek compares her name to that of the valkyrie Herja.
HarimellafGermanic Mythology Harimella is a Germanic goddess known from an inscription in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The first element of her name is derived from Germanic *xarjaz (harjaz) "army", the second element -mella is of debated origin and meaning... [more]
HaritifJapanese Mythology Hārītī (Sanskrit), also known as Kishimojin (鬼子母神?), is a Buddhist goddess for the protection of children, easy delivery, happy child rearing and parenting, harmony between husband and wife, love, and the well-being and safety of the family.
HarpalionmGreek Mythology Derived from either Greek ἁρπαλέος (harpaleos) meaning "devouring, consuming, grasping" or the Greek verb ἁρπαλίζω (harpalizo) meaning "to catch up, to be eager to receive"... [more]
HarpinafGreek Mythology (Archaic) In Greek Mythology Harpina was a type of classified Naiad, namely a Potameides. She was said to inhabit the Pisa & Elis regions of Greece. She was the Mother of Oenomaus (by Ares).
HaumeafPolynesian Mythology From the goddess of fertility and childbirth in Hawaiian mythology. A notable use of the name is the third dwarf planet from the Sun and second dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt (located between Pluto and Makemake).
HebatfNear Eastern Mythology Hebat, was the mother goddess of the Hurrians, known as "the mother of all living". She is also a Queen of the deities. During Aramaean times Hebat also appears to have become identified with the goddess Hawwah, or Eve.
HebomChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 河 (he, meaning “river”) and 伯 (bo, meaning “elder”, “earl” or “lord”). Hebo is the god of the Yellow River in Chinese mythology. He is attested as far back as the Chuci (楚辞) or Elegies of Chu, where he is described as a figure riding a dragon-powered chariot... [more]
Heiðrm & fNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian Derived from heiðr "bright, clear; honour", from which Heidi also derives. This is the name of several characters in Norse mythology: a giant, the son of Hrímnir; another name for the seeress Gullveig; and a name often given to witches or seeresses, possibly an epithet for "good" witches.
HekaterosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek ἑκατερίς (hekateris), the name of a type of rustic dance which involved quickly moving hands. It has also been suggested that this may be a corruption of Greek ἑκ Δώρου (ek Dorou) meaning "of Doros", or may mean "each of two".
HeleiafGreek Mythology From a Greek title of the goddess Artemis meaning "of marshes" (which may reflect her role as a goddess of streams and marshes). It is derived from Greek ἕλειος (heleios), from ἕλος (helos) "marsh-meadow"... [more]
HelicefGreek Mythology (Latinized), Astronomy Latinized form of Greek Ἑλικη (Helike) which means "circling one", from Greek ἕλιξ (helix) "spiral" (genitive ἕλικος (helikos)). In antiquity, Helike was a common name for the northern constellation Ursa Major... [more]
HeliefGreek Mythology One of the Heliades, seven daughters of Helios the sun god. When their brother Phaethon was struck from the chariot of the sun by Zeus, they gathered in their grief and were transformed into poplar-trees and their tears were transformed into golden amber... [more]
HelkafHungarian Mythology The name of a fairy from the region around Lake Balaton. The origin and meaning of her name are uncertain, theories include a diminutive of Heléna.
HellivesafGermanic Mythology A minor Germanic goddess whose functions have been lost to time. She was worshipped in Germania Inferior, a Roman province located on the west bank of the Rhine and bordering the North Sea.
HemitheafGreek Mythology Means "demigoddess" in Greek. In Greek myth this name belonged to a goddess who was formerly the mortal woman Molpadia. It was also borne by the sister of Tenes, locked in a chest with her brother and cast out to sea and together landing on an island where Tenes reigned as king... [more]
HeniochefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἡνίοχος (hêniochos) meaning "charioteer, driver, one who holds the reins", itself derived in part from the word ἡνία (hênia) "reins, bridle". In Greek mythology this was an epithet of the goddess Hera... [more]
HephaestinefGreek Mythology One of the wives of Aegyptus 1. Their children were: Idas 1, Daiphron 2, Pandion 1, Arbelus, Hyperbius 1, and Hippocorystes
HermaphroditusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Hermaphroditos. In Greek mythology, this is the name of the only child that Hermes had with Aphrodite. They were born a male, but acquired female genitalia in addition to their male ones, after one of the gods made their body merge with that of the naiad Salmacis.
HesionefGreek Mythology Said to mean "knowing" from Greek ἡσο (heso). In Greek mythology this was an epithet of Pronoia, the Titan goddess of foresight and wife of the Titan Prometheus; it was also borne by a legendary Trojan princess, a daughter of King Laomedon and sister to Priam... [more]
HesychiafAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἡσυχία (hesychia) meaning "rest, quiet". In Greek mythology, this is the name of a daemon or spirit of quiet, rest, silence and stillness.
HilaeirafGreek Mythology Means "softly-shining" in Greek (probably from ἱλαρός (hilaros) "cheerful, bright"; compare Hilarius). In Greek myth the sisters Hilaeira and Phoebe, commonly referred to as the Leucippides (being daughters of Leucippus of Mycenae), were carried off by Castor and Pollux, who were charmed by their beauty... [more]
HimerosmGreek Mythology Himeros is one of the Erotes, who are children of Aphrodite, typically depicted as cupid-like (Roman counterpart). He is often depicted with a bow and arrow to create lust and desire in people, and is representative of sexual desire and unrequited love
HimikofJapanese Mythology Meaning "sun daughter" or "sun child" or possibly "princess" in archaic Japanese. This is from Old Japanese hime (姫) meaning 'young noblewoman, princess', or from hi (日) 'sun' and me (女) 'woman' or miko (覡 or 巫女) 'shamaness, shrine maiden, priestess'... [more]
HiminglævafNorse Mythology Means 'the heaven-shining one, the transparent one", referring to the transparency of water. In Norse mythology, Himinglæva was one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.
HinonmNew World Mythology Means "thunder" in Iroquois. He was is the god of thunder in Iroquois and Wyandot mythology, where he is depicted as a thunderbird (the thunderbird is a symbol common to many Native American tribes, Hinon is only represented by the symbol by these specific peoples, not all).
HippodikefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" combined with Greek δικη (dike) meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage".
HippokoonmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" combined with κοῶ (koo), which is a contracted form of the Greek verb κοέω (koeo) meaning "to know, to be aware" as well as "to mark, to perceive, to hear"... [more]
HippolochosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
HippomenesmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Means "spirited horse", derived from Greek ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" combined with Greek μενος (menos) "power, strength, spirit." This name was borne by an eponymous archon of Athens, who lived in the 8th century BC.
HistiaeafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Histiaia. In Greek mythology, the nymph Histiaea was one of the daughters of Hyrieus. The ancient town of Histiaea (later called Oreum) in northern Euboea was named in her honour.
HistiaiafGreek Mythology The meaning of this Greek name is a bit uncertain; it may have been derived from Greek histia "feast" or from Greek histiē "hearth" (see Hestia)... [more]
HlínfAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic Means "protection" in Old Norse, the root of which is Old Icelandic hleina "to save, protect, defend" (ultimately relating to Old English hlæna and modern English lean; also "the related noun hlein is used of the upright warp-weighted loom, which is leaned against a wall in use")... [more]
HludanafGermanic Mythology Hludana is a Germanic goddess attested in five ancient Latin inscriptions from the Rhineland and Frisia, all dating from 197–235 AD (the Beetgum inscription was dedicated by a group of fishermen)... [more]
HoushangmPersian Mythology, Persian From the Avestan name Haoshyangha possibly meaning "good choice" or "wise choice", from Proto-Iranian hu meaning "good, well" or Middle Persian ōš meaning "intelligence, wisdom" and a second uncertain element šyah perhaps meaning "selecting, deciding"... [more]
HoutufChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 后 (hou, meaning “queen”) and 土 (tu, meaning “earth”). Houtu was the Chinese goddess of the earth who regulated all life above ground. In earlier Chinese texts she was also a goddess of the underworld, but later she was absorbed into the Daoist religion and became one of the main deities assisting the rule of Yudi.
Hou YimChinese Mythology From Chinese 后羿 (Hòuyì) meaning "king Yi" or "monarch Yi". In Chinese mythology this is the name of a legendary archer and the husband of the moon goddess Chang'e.
HristfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian Means "the shaker" from Old Norse hrista "shake, quake". In Norse poetry the name was frequently used as a kenning for "woman"; in mythology it belonged to a Valkyrie.
HrǫnnfNorse Mythology Means "wave" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Hrǫnn was a billow maiden and one of nine daughters of Ægir and Rán.