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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 AdamRed, a reference to either the red skin or the red earth of Eden from which the Old Testament Adam was created in Genesis 2. Famous bearer: 7th century Irish St Adamnan, meaning 'little adam', was the biographer of St Columba.
3 AdilsonFair / honest person
4 AdrianFrom the Latin Hadrianus meaning of Adria or of the Adriatic sea region. Pope Adrian IV was a 12 century British Pope who became popular in the 1980s when Sue Townsend published 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole'.
5 AibelThe name Aibel mostly came up for men in England and Wales. This is a rare given name. This name of Aibel has made you serious-minded, responsible, and stable.
6 Alanrock
7 Albertbeautifully by noble behavior
8 AlejandroDefender
9 AlexAbbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.
10 AlexanderGuardian
11 AlexisHelper; defender. Variant of Alexander.
12 AliNoble, Sublime
13 Allanrock
14 AllenRock
15 AndrewManly; brave. In the Bible the first of the twelve apostles chosen was Andrew. The name comes from the Greek word andros, which means "strong, manly and courageous." Andrew is patron saint of Scotland and Russia. See also Jedrick and Kendrick.
16 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".
17 Antoninvaluable
18 AntonioThe invaluable
19 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.
20 AukeThe origin of this name is uncertain, a nurse name (name of the child's mouth is created and later was an official name),
21 BarryFair haired. Also from the Irish word for spear. Used regurarly throughout the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
22 Benson of happiness
23 Benjaminson of happiness
24 BradDiminutive of Bradley: Broad clearing in the wood. From a surname and place name based on the Old English words for broad clearing and broad wood. Famous Bearer: Movie star Brad (Bradley) Pitt.
25 BradleyBroad clearing in the wood. From a surname and place name based on the Old English words for broad clearing and broad wood. Famous Bearer: Movie star Brad (Bradley) Pitt.
26 BrandonDerived from a surname and place name based on the Old English for 'hill covered with broom'. Broom is a prolific weed. Also, 'From the beacon hill'.
27 Brianhigh
28 BruceThick brush. Surname since medieval times; now a common given name. Folklore tale of 14th century Robert King of Scotland: (the Bruce) who learned the value of perseverance from watching a spider spin a web.
29 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".
30 CallumPigeon
31 CameronDerives from a Scottish surname; from the Gaelic meaning crooked or bent nose. A common first name in Scotland, and in 2Oth century Canadian and Australian families of Scottish descent.
32 Carlmeans the same as guy
33 CarlosFree
34 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.
35 CesarThick Head Of Hair
36 Charlesa non-noble freeman
37 ChaseHuntsman.
38 Chrisanointed
39 Christiananointed
40 ChristopherChristopher is an English given name for men. It changed from a Greek name "Christophoros", which means "bearing Christ" or "Christ-bearer". It is a combination of 2 Greek words: Christos (Christ) and phero (to bear, to carry).
41 ChrysogonusBorn Greek 'gold', said of the Iranians. Name of a saint from the fourth century, St. Anastasia adviser. Found in Rotterdam.
42 ColeDiminutive of Colin: Of a triumphant people; young boy.
43 ColinA variant of Nicholas, which means 'people's victory', from a French diminutive.
44 CoryFrom the round hill.
45 CraigDwells at the crag. From the Celtic word meaning rock or crag.
46 CurtisFrom a surname derived from the Old French 'curteis' meaning courteous..
47 DaleLives in the valley. Surname.
48 Damianrestrain
49 DamonOn
50 DanielGod is my judge
51 DannyGod is my judge
52 DanteA diminutive of Durante, the Italian form of Durand meaning enduring. Famous bearer: The poet Dante Alighieri wrote 'The Divine Comedy' with its graphic description of medieval Hell known as 'Dante's Inferno.'.
53 Darrenlarge
54 DarrylDarling, from the Old english 'deorling'. Also a variant of Darrell.
55 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.
56 DeanFrom a surname derived from the Old English 'denu', meaning valley. Famous bearers: American actor and singer Dean Martin, American statesman Dean Acheson.
57 Denisagriculture, fertility, nature and wine
58 Dennisfertility
59 DerekRuler
60 DevinDevotees of Dumnonos
61 Diegohe heel grip
62 DominicVariant of Dominick: Lord.
63 DonaldGreat cheif, world mighty. From the Gaelic Domhnall. The name Donald has been borne by a number of early Scottish kings. Famous Bearers: Billionaire Donald Trump; actor Donald Sutherland.
64 DougDiminutive of Douglas: Dark water. In the seventeenth century, this name was as popular for girls as for boys.
65 DouglasFrom the Gaelic 'dubhglas' meaning dark water, dark stream, or from the dark river. The Scottish Douglas clan had two historical branches: (Black Douglases and Red Douglases.) The lords of these clans figure in Sir Walter Scott's novels.
66 DuaneDark
67 Durgeshshiva
68 DylanSon of the wave, born near the sea, influence. Famous bearers: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, American folk singer Bob Dylan.
69 EdgarFortunate and powerful. From the Old English name Eadgar, a compound of 'ead' meaning rich or happy, and 'gar' meaning spear. Famous bearer: 10th-century king Edgar of England; American author Edgar Allen Poe.
70 EduardoVariant of Edward: Wealthy guardian. From the Old English name Eadweard, meaning rich or happy, and guardian. Famous bearer: King Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great; Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936 to be with the divorced woman he loved.
71 Edwardwealth, guardian of the property
72 Edwinrich friend
73 Ehab
74 ElvisElf-wise friend. Variant of Alvin. Made famous by singer and actor Elvis Presley.
75 EmmanuelGod with us. Also an Old Testament name for the Messiah.
76 Ericruler of the Law
77 Ericsonson of eric ever kingly
78 Erikruler of the Law
79 ErnestSerious, determined. Earnestness or vigor, from the Old German Ernust.
80 EthanStrong. Constancy. Famous bearer: Ethan Allen, soldier in the American War of Independence.
81 Eugènegood
82 Evanthe archer
83 Felixhappy
84 FernandoA variant of Ferdinand, meaning adverturer.
85 FranciscoA Frenchman
86 FrankA diminutive of the Latin Francis, meaning Frenchman or free one. Famous bearer: American singer Frank Sinatra.
87 GabrielMan of God. God's able-bodied one. Famous bearer: The archangel Gabriel, who appears several times in the Bible.
88 Gagea pledge, a pawn
89 GaryStrong with the spear
90 GeoffreyPeace of God
91 Georgeeditor of the Earth
92 Geraldruler with the iron spear
93 GlennDerived from the Gaelic 'gleana', meaning valley. Used both as a surname and given name. Famous bearer: Canadian actor Glenn Ford.
94 GordonFrom the marshes. A surname and given name adopted from a Scottish place name. One of Scotland's great clans.
95 GrahamThis Scottish surname is a variant of the Lincolnshire place name Grantham, meaning Grant's homestead, and is also a common given name. Famous bearer: British writer Graham Greene.
96 GregDiminutive of Gregory, meaning 'on the watch'. Often used as an independent name.
97 GregoryOn the watch. As the first of 16 Gregory popes Pope Gregory fostered the development of Gregorian chants. See also Greg. Gregorio: (ltalian/Spanish/Portuguese) 'On the watch.'.
98 Guywood, forest, forest
99 Hamzastrong
100 Haroldruler King
101 Harrisonson
102 Harryruler King
103 Henryruler King
104 HowardSheep
105 IanYahweh is gracious
106 Ikechukwu
107 IsaacHe laughs. Laughter. The only son born to Abraham and his wife Sarah (in the Old Testament). Famous Bearers: British scientist Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and the great violinist Itzhak Perlman.
108 Jackhe heel grip
109 Jacobhe heel grip
110 Jacqueshe heel grip
111 Jakehe heel grip
112 JamesJames is an English language name for boys. It came from the Old French variation of the late Latin name 'Iacomus'. In Hebrew it is Yaʻaqov (Jacob) meaning supplanter. James is a common name in many countries like the United States, Northern Ireland, Australia, Wales, England, etc.
113 Jamiehe heel grip
114 JanGod is merciful
115 Jan-HendrikGod is merciful
116 JaredRose (flower). Also Descending. A pre-flood Biblical name. The character Jared on the late Sixties TV western The Big Valley.
117 Jasonto heal. Jason is a character of Greek mythology
118 Javiernew home
119 JayJay
120 JefferyPeace of God
121 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'.
122 JeftaHeb. "He (God) opened" or "May He open. One of the judges of Israel (Judges 11.12). Vondel wrote about the history of Jephthah his famous tragedy of this name.
123 Jeremywith a holy name
124 Jerryruler with the iron spear
125 JesseGift
126 JoeMay the Lord add
127 JoelJehovah is God. .Strong - willed. The name of a Breton saint. The biblical prophet Joel wrote the Book of Joel.
128 JoeyYahweh grant increase
129 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".
130 JohnnyYahweh is gracious
131 JonasDove. Variant of Hebrew Jonah.
132 JonathanGift from God
133 Jordanearth, land
134 Jorgefarmer or husbandman
135 JosMay the Lord add
136 JoseVariant of Josepha. Feminine form of Joseph. May Jehovah give increase.
137 JosephMay the Lord add
138 JoshuaYahweh is salvation
139 JuanYahweh is gracious
140 JustinRighteous
141 Kanecombatant
142 Karla non-noble freeman
143 Keithforest, forest
144 KennethHandsome. Root of the surname MacKenzie. Famous Bearer: Kenneth Grahame (1859- 1932), author of The Wind in the Willows.
145 KerryBlack
146 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".
147 KieranLittle
148 King-K.rool
149 KirkFrom the church.
150 KurtDiminutive of the German variant of Conrad: Bold counsel. Honest advisor.
151 Kylenarrow (le passage)
152 Larrythe award-winning
153 Larsthe award-winning
154 Lawrencethe award-winning
155 Leelion, hard
156 Leonardlion, hard
157 Leonardolion, hard
158 Liamwith the will as strong as a helmet
159 LivinusLivinus is a rare name. It is also the name of Saint Livinus (c. 580 – 12 November 657), also ivinus of Ghent, who was an apostle in Flanders and Brabant. He got venerated as a saint and martyr. This name gives the idea of many beautiful aspects of life.
160 Lucasfrom Lucania, light
161 Luisglorious war hero
162 Lukefrom Lucania, light
163 ManuelGod is with us
164 Marcson of Mars
165 MarcelDedicated to Mars, Roman god of war, warrior
166 Marcoson of Mars
167 MarioWarring.
168 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.
169 MartinServant Of Mars, God Of War
170 Martywar
171 MarvinVariant of Mervyn: Form of Merlin: From the sea fortress.
172 MasonWorker in stone. Surname.
173 MatthewGift of the Lord
174 MaximilianLittle
175 MichaëlThe name Michael is usually for males and can be changed to Michèle, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle for females or even Mychal for either male or female. Michael is a Hebrew name meaning "Who is like God?". In English it can be shortened as Mike, Mikey, Mickey or Mick.
176 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.
177 MiguelHebrew for "Who is like God"
178 MitchellWho is like God
179 NathanGift from God
180 NathanielGod has given
181 NeilVariant of Neill: Champion.
182 NelsonSon of the Champion. Famous Bearer: South African President Nelson Mandela (born 1918).
183 Nicholasvictor by the people, loved by all
184 Nickvictor by the people, loved by all
185 Nicolasvictor by the people, loved by all
186 NielsThe horned
187 Nivardguardian, guardian, protector
188 NoahRust / comfort
189 OliverEleven
190 OmarLife
191 OscarDivine spear; God's spear. Famous Bearer: poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who was put on trial and imprisoned for homosexuality.
192 Park Jimin
193 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.
194 Paulsmall or modest
195 Peterrock
196 PhilipHorses friend
197 PhillipFond of horses. One of the biblical 12 apostles.
198 Protaisexpose to danger (in battle)
199 Ralphwolf
200 RandallShield
201 Randywolf
202 Raymondprotection, guardian
203 ReneReborn.
204 Richardpowerful, strong army
205 Rikenfriend
206 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".
207 Robinbeautifully by fame
208 Rodneyfame
209 Rogerfamous with the spear
210 RonaldGuides, ruler
211 RossPromontory. From the peninsula. A Scottish place name and surname.
212 RoyKing; regal.
213 RussellLittle
214 RyanKingly. Famous Bearer: American actor Ryan O'Neal.
215 Samuelthe heard by God
216 ScottFrom Scotland; a Gael. Surname.
217 SeanYahweh is gracious
218 SebastianMasculinity
219 SergioServant
220 SethAnointed; compensation. Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve. Eve considered him to be a replacement for her dead son, Abel.
221 ShaneVariant of Sean: Irish variant of John: God is gracious; gift from God.
222 SheldonFrom the shield farm; flat-topped hill; steep-sided valley.
223 Shubhamauspicious or lucky
224 StanleyStony field; lives by the stony grove.
225 StefanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
226 StephenStephen is a male name. It comes from the Greek name "Stephanos or Stéfanos" meaning "wreath, crown, honour, reward"
227 StevenVariant of Stephen 'Crown; wreath.'.
228 SureshRuler of Gods
229 TaylorA
230 TerryAbbreviation of Terrance and Terrell. Terry is also an Anglicized phonetic form of the French given name Thierry from an older Germanic name meaning 'powerful; ruler of the people.'.
231 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.
232 TimothyOne who honors God. The biblical Timothy was the young Christian to whom Paul wrote. 'Let no man look down on your youth.'.
233 TomDerives from Thomas 'Twin.'.
234 Tonyinvaluable
235 TravisCrossing; crossroads; toll gate. In use as both a surname and a first name. Famous Bearers: American country music stars Randy Travis and Travis Tritt.
236 TrevorSea
237 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.
238 TroyTroy derives from the ancient Greek city of Troy; also from an Irish surname meaning 'soldier.'.
239 TylerA
240 VerneSurname related to Vernon 'alder tree grove.' Also used as abbreviations of Vernon or Lavern.
241 VictorVictor
242 VincentConquering.
243 WadeFord (as in river crossing); 'Advancer'; Medieval given name from Scandinavian mythology.
244 Walterruler of the army
245 WayneCraftsman; wagon-wright; wagon driver. Famous Bearer: U.S. Actor John Wayne (1907-1979).
246 WesleyFrom the west meadow. John and Charles Wesley were the founders of Methodism.
247 Williamwith the will as strong as a helmet
248 WynandBrave in battle
249 Xaviernew home
250 ZacharyVariant of Zachariah 'Jehovah has remembered.' Has experienced a revival in modern times. ZACHERY.

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