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#Name Meaning
1 AaronLofty; exalted; high mountain. Biblically, Aaron was Moses' older brother (and keeper by God's command). He was first high priest of the Israelites, remembered for the miraculous blossoming of his staff or rod.
2 Albertbeautifully by noble behavior
3 AlexAbbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.
4 AlexanderGuardian
5 Andre
6 Andrémanlike, manly, brave
7 AnthonyAnthony(or Antony) is a given name for men. It originates from a Roman family name 'Antonius'. Its full name is Marcus Antonius means Mark Antony in English. The name appears in many countries in different forms like Antoine in French, Antonio in Spanish and Italian, António or Antônio in Portuguese, Anton in Russian, etc. Anthony means "flower", which came from a Greek word "anthos".
8 Ariecoming from or resident of Adria
9 ArjanFrom Adria
10 ArjenOne from the city of Adria
11 ArneHe who reigns as an Eagle
12 ArnoHe who reigns as an Eagle
13 ArthurFrom the Roman clan name Artorius, meaning noble, courageous. Famous bearer: Legendary sixth century King Arthur of Britain and his Round Table of knights. This legend dates to the early 9th century.
14 Bartbright or shiny
15 BasMajestic
16 Benson of happiness
17 Benjaminson of happiness
18 Bertbeautifully by noble behavior
19 Bjornbear
20 Bobbeautifully by fame
21 Bramfather of many nations
22 BrentDerived from a surname and place name; based on the Old English words for high place, steep hill, or burnt. Used occasionally as a first name in North America since the 1930s.
23 Brianhigh
24 BryanBryan is a name that is usually given to boys. It is a variant of the name Brian. It comes from an Old Celtic language word meaning "high", or "noble".
25 Casfrom Lucania, light
26 Caspertreasurer
27 CedricCedric was a character in Sir Walter Scott's 1819 novel Ivanhoe. Possibly derived from a misspelling of Cerdic, a 6th-century king of Wessex, or from the Welsh Cedrych, meaning bounty-pattern.
28 CeesThe horned
29 Chrisanointed
30 Christiaananointed
31 CoenExperienced in counseling
32 ColinA variant of Nicholas, which means 'people's victory', from a French diminutive.
33 DaanComes from the name Daniel. Hebrew: `my judge is G-d'. Name of one of the four prophets from the first testament. Because of his ability to explain dreams, Daniel was given an influential position at the court. Holy name: Daniel the Stylite, a Greek sain
34 Damianrestrain
35 DaniMy judge is God, Near, near
36 DanielGod is my judge
37 DannyGod is my judge
38 DaveDiminutive of David: Beloved or friend, adopted from the Hebrew. David was a common name of Scottish kings in the Middle Ages.
39 DavidDavid is a both used as a male given name and a surname, and is mostly a given name in English and French Hebrew origin. The name was derived from the Hebrew name "Dawid", which means "Darling" or "Beloved". David is often shortened to "Dave/Davey/Davie/Davy". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel in the 10th century BC.
40 DavyDiminutive of David: Beloved or friend, adopted from the Hebrew. David was a common name of Scottish kings in the Middle Ages.
41 Dennisfertility
42 Dimitrison of Demeter
43 Dirkpowerful among the people
44 DouweDove
45 Driesmanlike, manly, brave
46 DylanSon of the wave, born near the sea, influence. Famous bearers: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, American folk singer Bob Dylan.
47 Eddywealth, guardian of the property
48 Edwinrich friend
49 EmielGentle, friendly, competitor
50 Ericruler of the Law
51 Erikruler of the Law
52 ErwinVariant of Irwin: Boar friend. Sea friend.
53 FabianDerived from the Roman clan name Fabius; a name given several Roman emperors and 16 saints.
54 Ferrysecurity, courageous protector
55 FinnFair. Mythology; Finn Mac Cumhail was legendary Irish 3rd century hero similar to the English Robin Hood. His warrior-followers were named Finians.
56 Florisbloom
57 FrankA diminutive of the Latin Francis, meaning Frenchman or free one. Famous bearer: American singer Frank Sinatra.
58 FransVariant of Franz: Frenchman.
59 Frederikpowerful protector
60 Freekpowerful protector
61 GeertStrong with the spear
62 GerardStrong with the spear
63 GerbenSpear Bear
64 GerritStrong with the spear
65 GijsIntelligent.
66 GinoItalian form of Louis 'famous' Abbreviation of names like Gian and Giovanni.
67 GiovanniYahweh is gracious
68 GlennDerived from the Gaelic 'gleana', meaning valley. Used both as a surname and given name. Famous bearer: Canadian actor Glenn Ford.
69 Guidowood, forest, forest
70 HansYahweh is gracious
71 Harmwarrior or (military) commander
72 Haroldruler King
73 Harryruler King
74 Hendrikruler King
75 Henkruler King
76 HermanWarrior
77 Hiddebattle
78 Hugothinking mind, wise
79 Ivoarcher
80 Jaaphe heel grip
81 Jaccohe heel grip
82 Jackhe heel grip
83 JanGod is merciful
84 JarnoThis is probably a fancy name. It is the name of a character in Goethe's novel "Wilhelm Meisters Wander Jahre" (1821). Also Finnish neogenesis of Jarmo, Jermo (a form of Jeremiah).
85 Jasonto heal. Jason is a character of Greek mythology
86 Jaspertreasurer
87 JeffreyDerived from one of three Old German names, meaning district, traveler, or peaceful pledge. Famous bearer: Geoffrey Plantagenet was father to King Henry II; Geoffrey Cbaucer wrote 'The Canterbury Tales'.
88 Jellevalue, payment, retribution, sacrifice
89 JelmerRenowned for nobility
90 JensGod is gracious
91 Jeroenwith a holy name
92 JesperTreasure holder
93 JesseGift
94 JimSupplant. Replace. Variant of Jacob derived from the Latin Jacomus.
95 Jimmyson of Demeter
96 JobPersecuted. In the Old Testament, Job was remembered for his great patience ('the patience of Job').
97 JochemYahweh focuses on
98 JoepThe Lord's addition (to the family)
99 Joerifarmer or husbandman
100 JoeyYahweh grant increase
101 JohanYahweh is gracious
102 JohnJohn is a given name used for boys in the English language but it originated from a latin form of The Greek name "Ioannes and Iohannes". At first, it was known as Hellenized Jews then transfered to Hebrew name Yohanan meaning "Graced by God" or Yehohanan meaning "God is Gracious".
103 JohnnyYahweh is gracious
104 JonasDove. Variant of Hebrew Jonah.
105 JonathanGift from God
106 Joostnickname for the Devil
107 JoppeHe grabbed the heel, He will protect
108 Jordieditor of the Earth
109 Jordyeditor of the Earth
110 Joriseditor of the Earth
111 JornFarmer
112 JortStrong or brave as a boar
113 JosMay the Lord add
114 JulianThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
115 Jurgeneditor of the Earth
116 JustinRighteous
117 Karelmeans the same as guy
118 KeesThe horned
119 KennethHandsome. Root of the surname MacKenzie. Famous Bearer: Kenneth Grahame (1859- 1932), author of The Wind in the Willows.
120 KevinKevin is a male name of Gealic/Irish origin. On of the earliest people who carried the name was Saint Kevin, although it is not a biblical name.Kevin in Irish is: Caoimhghín. Caoimhghín comes from the Irish caomh which means: "kind, honest, handsome".
121 Klaasvictor by the people, loved by all
122 Kobehe heel grip
123 KoenA surname meaning "Priest," commonly spelled as Cohen.
124 Larsthe award-winning
125 Laurensthe award-winning
126 LeoLion.
127 Leonlion
128 LeviAttached or pledged. Joined. Levi: third of Jacob's 12 sons, he became father of the tribe that was assigned priestly duties.
129 Liamwith the will as strong as a helmet
130 Lorenzothe award-winning
131 Louisglorious war hero
132 Lucfrom Lucania, light
133 Lucafrom Lucania, light
134 Lucasfrom Lucania, light
135 Luukfrom Lucania, light
136 MaartenThe little warrior
137 MaikelHebrew for "Who is like God"
138 Marcson of Mars
139 MarcelDedicated to Mars, Roman god of war, warrior
140 Marcoson of Mars
141 MarijnMarine
142 MarinusFrom the sea
143 MarkMark is popularly used as a male given name in English language or many European countries. Originally, it was from old Latin "Mart-kos" meaning "consecrated to the god Mars", "God of war" or "to be warlike". This name Mark is formed from Marcus. The author of the second Gospel in the New Testament was Saint Mark, He is the patron saint of Venice.
144 Marnixmarl
145 MartenThe little warrior
146 MartijnDedicated to Mars
147 MartinServant Of Mars, God Of War
148 MarvinVariant of Mervyn: Form of Merlin: From the sea fortress.
149 MathijsGift of the Lord
150 MatsGod's gift
151 MatthiasGift from God
152 MatthijsGod's gift
153 MauriceMoor, inhabitant of Mauritania
154 MauritsMoor, inhabitant of Mauritania
155 MaxThe largest
156 MaximThe largest
157 Melvinfriend
158 Mennopower, strength
159 MerijnAppears in Ontario
160 MichaelThe name Michael is usually used for males and can be changed to Michèle, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle for female or even Mychal for either male or female. Michael is a Hebrew name meaning "Who is like God?". In English, it is shortened as Mike, Mikey, Mickey or Mick.
161 MichelHebrew for "Who is like God"
162 MichielHebrew for "Who is like God"
163 MikaWho is like God
164 MikeHebrew for "Who is like God"
165 Milanlove fame
166 Nickvictor by the people, loved by all
167 NicoConqueror of the people
168 Niekvictor by the people, loved by all
169 NielsThe horned
170 NilsThe horned
171 NoahRust / comfort
172 OlafWhat remains of the forefathers
173 Olivierolive tree
174 OscarDivine spear; God's spear. Famous Bearer: poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who was put on trial and imprisoned for homosexuality.
175 PascalEaster, Born on Easter Sunday
176 PatrickPatrick is a given name for boys. It comes from a Latin name "Patricius" meaning "nobleman". It is popular because of Saint Patrick in Irish history, so there are more people who use the name in Ireland. There are variations of this name like Padraic, Pádraig, Pat, Rick, Ricky and Patricia.
177 Paulsmall or modest
178 PepijnHorse Friend
179 Peterrock
180 Pietrock
181 Pieterrock
182 Pimwith the will as strong as a helmet
183 QuintenFifth
184 Ralphwolf
185 RamonVariant of Raymond: Counsel; mighty protection; guards wisely.
186 Raymondprotection, guardian
187 ReinderStrong Advisor
188 ReinierGuides of the Army
189 Remcorenowned
190 René
191 ReneReborn.
192 Rensthe award-winning
193 Ricardostrong, brave
194 Richardpowerful, strong army
195 Rickruler King
196 Rikruler King
197 Robbeautifully by fame
198 Robbebeautifully by fame
199 Robbertbeautifully by fame
200 RobertRobert is a masculine given name and surname. It is a Germanic name, from Old High German Hrodebert which means "bright with glory". Hruod means "fame, glory". Berht means "bright".
201 Robinbeautifully by fame
202 RoelFamous in the country
203 Rolandbrave, brave
204 Rongood ruler
205 RonaldGuides, ruler
206 RoyKing; regal.
207 RubenBehold a son.
208 Rutgerspear
209 RuudFamed wolf
210 RyanKingly. Famous Bearer: American actor Ryan O'Neal.
211 SamDiminutive of Samson: Sun child; bright sun.
212 SanderProtector of men
213 SebastiaanMajestic
214 Semrenowned
215 Seppevictory, victory
216 SimonGod has heard
217 SjoerdVictory
218 Stansteadfast and persevering
219 StefCrown or garland
220 StefanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
221 StephanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
222 StevenVariant of Stephen 'Crown; wreath.'.
223 StijnA German name related to stone, meaning `stone weapon'. An abbreviation of Augustinus, Constantinus and others.
224 SvenBoy, Young Man
225 TeunThe invaluable
226 Theogodsend
227 ThijsComes form Matthias. A name from the New Testament. Matthias was the name of the apostle which was chosen as Judas? replacement after he died (Hand. 1,23v.). It?s said that he preached in Ethiopia (vgl. Mattheus).
228 ThomDerives from Thomas 'Twin.'.
229 ThomasThomas is a male given name. It was formed from a Greek word of the Aramaic name "Ta'oma'" meaning "twin". After Saint Thomas Becket, it became popular in England. This name also has some female versions such as Thomasina, Tamsyn, Tamsin, Tasmina, Tasmino, Thomaida/Thomais, or Tammy.
230 TiesA gift from God
231 TimShort version of Timotheus or a variation of Dimme.
232 TimoVariant of Timothy 'one who honors God.'.
233 TomDerives from Thomas 'Twin.'.
234 Toninvaluable
235 TristanTumult; outcry. From the Celtic name Tristan. In Arthurian legend Tristan was a Knight of the Round Table and tragic hero of the medieval tale Tristram and Isolde.
236 Twaninvaluable
237 Tygo(Good) fate, luck
238 VictorVictor
239 VincentConquering.
240 WesleyFrom the west meadow. John and Charles Wesley were the founders of Methodism.
241 WesselArmy defender
242 Willemwith the will as strong as a helmet
243 Williamwith the will as strong as a helmet
244 WimDetermined protector
245 Woutruler of the army
246 Wouterruler of the army
247 XanderProtector of men
248 YannickYahweh is gracious
249 YouriBoer

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