The list of male names...

Hebrew Names
German Names
Latin Names
Greek Names
French Names
Hindu/Indian Names
Japanese Names
Russian Names
Italian Names
Irish Names


Hebrew Names Back to the top of the page.

Abel ~ Name of debated meaning, possibilities include; breath, or meadow.
Acharon ~ Last, latest.
Achisar ~ "My brother is a prince."
Adam ~ Red earth. Supposedly the first man created by God.
Adin ~ Beautiful, pleasant.
Adir ~ Noble, royal, majestic.
Adon ~ Lord.
Aharon ~ The exalted one.
Akiva ~ Supplanting.
Alitz ~ Joyful, lighthearted.
Amasa ~ Burden.
Amir ~ Strong, powerful, mighty.
Amnon ~ Faithful.
Amon ~ Hidden.
Ari ~ Lion.
Ariel ~ Lion of God.
Asa ~ Healer, to heal.
Asaph ~ Collector, gatherer.
Asher ~ Happy, blessed.
Asriel ~ Prince of God.
Atzel ~ Noble, reserved.
Aviur ~ Father of fire.
Aviv ~ Spring.
Avram ~ Exalted father.
Ben ~ Son.
Chadlai ~ To cease, to rest.
Chai ~ Life.
Chalfon ~ To change; to pass away.
Chasid ~ Pious, devout, righteous.
Chasiel ~ Refuge of the Lord.
Chaviv ~ Beloved.
Chozai ~ Prophet.
Cyrus ~ Sun(?).
Dalfon ~ Raindrop.
Dan ~ Judge.
Eden ~ Delight.
Eifah ~ Darkness, gloom.
Eilam ~ Eternal.
Eli ~ High, ascent.
Enosh ~ Man. Enosh was the name given to a son of Seth.
Eran ~ Watcher, awake.
Ethan ~ Strength.
Ezra ~ Helper.
Geshem ~ Shower, rain.
Gidon ~ Mighty warrior.
Gilon ~ Joy.
Haskel ~ Wisdom, wise.
Hassan ~ Beautiful, handsome, good.
Hosheia ~ Salvation.
Ikabod ~ Inglorious, without honor.
Ira ~ Watchful.
Jared ~ Descendant.
Kahana ~ Priest.
Kaleb ~ Dog. This name is indicative of faithfulness.
Kalil ~ A crown, garland.
Kayam ~ Established.
Kenan ~ To acquire, to possess.
Laban ~ White.
Malach ~ Messenger, angel.
Maluch ~ King, ruler.
Matok ~ Sweet.
Mattan ~ Gift.
Meir ~ Bright one, shining one.
Midian ~ Strife.
Moran ~ Teacher, guide.
Nathan ~ Gift.
Nechum ~ Comfort.
Nisan ~ Miracle.
Omar ~ Eloquent.
Orev ~ Raven.
Pedat ~ Redemption.
Raamah ~ Thunder.
Raanan ~ Fresh, beautiful.
Racham ~ Compassion, pity, mercy.
Ranen ~ To sing, to be joyful.
Resheph ~ Flame, burning.
Sami ~ High, exalted.
Samson ~ The sun.
Saraph ~ To burn.
Seth ~ Appointed.
Shachar ~ Dawn, morning light.
Shachor ~ Black.
Shai ~ Gift.
Shani ~ Scarlet, bright red.
Solomon ~ Peaceful.
Tavas ~ Peacock.
Tavor ~ Misfortune.
Tzach ~ Clean, pure.
Tzalmon ~ Shady, darkness.
Yakar ~ Precious, cherished.
Zamir ~ Singing.
Zerem ~ Stream.
Zevach ~ Sacrifice.
Zimran ~ Celebrated, sacred.


German Names Back to the top of the page.

Adal ~ Noble, nobility.
Adalrich ~ Noble ruler.
Alexis ~ To defend, to help.
Anicho ~ Ancestor.
Archibald ~ Genuinely bold.
Arend ~ Power of the eagle.
Armin ~ Soldier, warrior.
Arnd ~ Eagle ruler.
August ~ Great, venerable.
Austin ~ Great.
Baldwin ~ Bold friend.
Benedikite ~ Blessed.
Berend ~ Strong as a bear.
Bern ~ Bear.
Brendan ~ Debated meaning, possibly; "the blade of a sword," or "sword wolf."
Christoph ~ "Bearing Christ."
Dennis ~ Of Dionysus, the Greek mythological god of wine and revelry.
Derek ~ Leader of the people.
Edwin ~ "Wealthy friend."
Eginhard ~ "Hard edge of a sword."
Egon ~ "Edge or point of a sword."
Erik ~ Eternal ruler.
Felix ~ Lucky, happy.
Friederich ~ Ruler of peace.
Garrick ~ "Brave with a spear."
Gerald ~ Spear ruler.
Gregor ~ Vigilant.
Gustaf ~ Divine staff; "staff of the Goths."
Guy ~ A guide, a leader.
Hagan ~ Chosen descendant.
Harald ~ Ruler of an army.
Heribert ~ Bright army.
Hermann ~ Army man, solider.
Hubert ~ Bright in spirit.
Humfried ~ Warrior of peace.
Justus ~ Just, fair, lawful.
Karl ~ A man, freeman, a peasant.
Kasper ~ Treasure master (?).
Klemens ~ Merciful.
Konrad ~ Wise counsel.
Konstantin ~ Constant, unchanging, steadfast.
Leo ~ Lion.
Leonhard ~ "Brave as a lion."
Leopold ~ Brave people.
Lothar ~ Famous warrior.
Ludwig ~ Famous in war.
Lukas ~ Light.
Magnus ~ Great, large.
Marius ~ Manly.
Maximilian ~ Greatest.
Oliver ~ Olive tree.
Oskar ~ Spear of the gods.
Oswald ~ Divine power.
Otto ~ Rich.
Rainer ~ Wise army.
Ralph ~ Wolf counsel.
Randolf ~ Shield wolf.
Richard ~ Brave ruler.
Sigurd ~ Guardian of victory.
Theo ~ Brave people.
Ulf ~ Wolf.
Veit ~ Life.
Vincens ~ To conquer, conquering, one who conquers.
Vital ~ Life-giving.
Vitus ~ Life.
Wilfred ~ A desire for peace.
Wolf ~ A wolf.
Wolfgang ~ Traveling wolf.


Latin Names Back to the top of the page.

Ace ~ First in luck.
Acheron ~ River of sorrow; the name of one of the five rivers that flow through the realm of Hades in Greek Mythology, the spirits of the dead are ferried across the river by Charon.
Achilles ~ The son of the mortal Peleus and the Nereid Thetis, one of the mightiest heroes to have fount in the Trojan War in Greek Mythology.
Aeneas ~ Excellent.
Aeolus ~ "Keeper of the winds"; son of Hellen in Greek mythology.
Aeschylus ~ Athenian poet.
Asclepius ~ A Greek hero who later became the Greek god of medicine and healing.
Aeson ~ The father of Jason in Greek mythology.
Agenor ~ "Very manly"; the King of Tyros and son of Poseidon in Greek Mythology.
Alair ~ Happy.
Aleron/Alerio ~ Eagle.
Alroy ~ Regal.
Amadeo/Amadio ~ Loves God.
Amphitryo/Amphitryon ~ The husband of Alcmene in Greek Mythology.
Anguis ~ Dragon.
Anteros ~ The brother of Eros in Greek Mythology.
Apelles ~ Name of an artist.
Apollo ~ The son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis in Greek Mythology. Also often viewed as the Greek god of music, dance and poetry, and he directed the choir of the Muses. The name means "destroy" or "excite."
Aquilino ~ Eagle.
Arcas ~ The son of the Greek God Zeus and the nymph Callisto.
Arden/Ardin ~ Fervent.
Ardmore ~ Ardent.
Ares ~ Greek god of war in mythology. The name means "man, male" or "strife."
Argus ~ Bright; also the name of a giant in Greek Mythology who had a hundred eyes.
Aries ~ Ram.
Aristoteles ~ Intelligent.
Atlas ~ "He who dares or suffers." A Titan in Greek Mythology who was punished by Zeus when the Titans revolted against the Greek gods and was condemned to forever bear the weight of the earth and heavens on his shoulders. Hence the meaning of his name.
Attis ~ A god of growth and fertility in Asia Minor, also venerated in Greece. His service resembles that of Adonis.
Agustus/Agustine/Agust/Agustin/Agoston ~ Majestic.
Aurelian/Aurelien/Auerlio ~ Golden.
Avaro/Aubin/Aubyn/Alvar/Alver ~ White.
Avernus ~ In Roman mythology, a crater near Cumae in Campania which was believed to be the entrance to the underworld. Also a name for the underworld itself.
Axenus ~ From the Black Sea.
Bacchus ~ The Roman god of wine and intoxication, equated with the Greek Dionysus.
Balbo/Balbas ~ Speaker.
Balendin/Balen ~ Brave.
Balint/Baline ~ Strong and healthy.
Binger/Bittor ~ Conqueror.
Blandon/Bland ~ Gentle.
Bonaventure ~ Lucky.
Brencis ~ Victorious.
Brutus ~ Stupid.
Bucer ~ Horned.
Cacus ~ Originally a pre-Roman god of fire, who gradually became a fire-breathing demon. The name means "bad."
Cadmus ~ "From the East."
Caesar/Cezar ~ Long-haired.
Cajetan ~ Rejoiced.
Calchas ~ The famous Greek soothsayer in the Trojan War. The name means "brazen."
Calix/Callixtus ~ Chalice.
Calleo ~ Knowing.
Callosus ~ Callous.
Camillus/Camilo ~ Temple servant.
Cantor ~ Singer.
Carcer ~ Prisoner.
Carmine ~ Crimson.
Carsten/Cristiano/Christian ~ Christian, a follower of Christ.
Cassius/Cass/Cash ~ Vain.
Cato/Catus/Caton ~ Shrewd.
Cecil/Cecilio/Caecelius ~ Blind.
Celeres ~ Paladin.
Celestin/Celistine ~ Heavenly.
Cerberus ~ In Greek mythology, the three-headed watchdog who guards the entrance to the Underworld and would allow new spirits to enter, but never allow them to leave. The name means "demon of the pit."
Chryses ~ A priest of Apollo in Greek mythology.
Clarence ~ Illustrious.
Clement/Clemente ~ Merciful.
Colon ~ Dove.
Constantine/Constant ~ Constant, unchanging.
Corbin/Cowin ~ Raven.
Corvin ~ Crow.
Crispin ~ Curly-haired.
Curt ~ Short.
Damaon ~ Loyal friend.
Dezso ~ Desired.
Dis ~ The name Caesar gave to the supreme god of the Celts he encountered in Gaul. It is uncertain which Celtic deity this refers to.
Dontato/Donatello ~ Gift.
Dorjan ~ Dark.
Drake/Draco/Draconis ~ Dragon, serpent.
Duke ~ Leader.
Durant/Duran/Durand ~ Enduring.
Eligius ~ Worthy.
Elvio ~ Blond.
Emil ~ Excellent.
Eos ~ Dawn.
Errol ~ Wandering.
Fabrice ~ Craftsman.
Faunus ~ The god of wild nature and fertility, also regarded as the giver of oracles. He was later identified with the Greek Pan and also assumed some of Pan's characteristics such as the horns and hooves.
Fausto/Faust ~ Lucky.
Felix/Felice/Felicio ~ Happy.
Ferenc ~ Free.
Fidelio/Fidel ~ Faithful.
Florian/Floren ~ Flowering.
Forrest ~ Dwells in the forest.
Foster ~ Keeper of the forest.
Gabriel ~ "Hero of God."; One of the Archangels.
Garai ~ Conqueror.
Giles ~ Kind.
Giuliano ~ Youth.
Grant ~ Great.
Gratian ~ Grateful.
Gustave/Gusztav ~ Majestic.
Gwidon ~ Life.
Gyala ~ Young.
Harpocrates ~ The Greek form of the Egyptian Horus (the Egyptian sun God). The Greeks made him the god of silence and secrecy.
Hieronymous ~ Sacred.
Hillary ~ Happy.
Honorato ~ Honor.
Horace ~ Timekeeper.
Ignatius ~ Ardent.
Ilari/Ilarion/Ilarius ~ Cheerful.
Ince ~ Innocent.
Inek ~ Small.
Janus ~ The Roman god of beginnings and endings.
Javan ~ Angel of Greece.
Justin ~ Just.
Killian/Kilian ~ Blind.
Lapis ~ Moon-spirit, magic.
Lares ~ Roman guardian spirits of house and fields. The cult of the Lares is probably derived from the worshipping of the deceased master of the family.
Laurence/Lawrence/Lorin ~ Laurel.
Leo ~ Lion.
Leroy ~ Regal.
Liber ~ Another name for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine.
Lucian/Lucien ~ Light.
Lysander ~ Liberator.
Magnus/Maximos/Maximus ~ Greatest.
Malcator ~ Evil slayer.
Maldrake ~ Evil dragon, serpent.
Mallory ~ Ill-fated one.
Maluspuer (mah-lahs-poor?) ~ Bad boy.
Maren ~ Of the sea.
Maurice ~ Dark-skinned.
Michael ~ "Who is like God?"; One of the Archangels.
Modeste ~ Modest.
Moneta ~ Admonishes.
Mortimer ~ Dwells by the still water.
Necator ~ Slayer.
Nemesus ~ Just.
Neon ~ Strong.
Neptune ~ The god of the sea in Roman mythology.
Nereus ~ Nereus is the righteous and all-wise "old man of the sea", god of the Mediterranean Sea, and father of fifty Nereids (friendly sea-nymphs).
Nigel ~ Dark.
Nikk ~ Of the lord.
Nobilus ~ Noble.
Noctivagus (nohk-tehv-ah-goos) ~ Night-walker, vampire.
Noxangelus ~ Night angel.
Oistin ~ Revered.
Oliver/Ollie/Olvan ~ Peaceful.
Orcus ~ The Roman god of death and the underworld, identical to the Greek god Hades.
Paris ~ The abductor of Helen in Greek mythology.
Pax ~ Peace.
Peli ~ Happy.
Pephredo ~ Dreaded.
Percival/Parzifal ~ Destroyer.
Phoebus ~ Shining.
Pius/Pio/Pious ~ Pious.
Placyd/Placid/Placidio ~ Tranquil.
Pontifex ~ Priest.
Porter ~ Gatekeeper.
Prentice ~ Scholar.
Prince ~ Prince.
Prospero ~ Fortunate.
Ray ~ Radiant.
Renato ~ Reborn.
Renzo ~ Laurel.
Rex ~ King.
Roland ~ Famous.
Rule ~ Ruler.
Salvador/Salvator ~ Savior.
Sanguinarius ~ Blood thirsty.
Sebastian ~ August.
Seraphim ~ A seraph is a holy angel with three pairs of wings. Seraphim are often paired with cherubim.
Serenus ~ Calm.
Sibley ~ Prophetic.
Sinclair ~ Hard-working.
Siseal ~ Blind.
Sol ~ Sun.
Somnus ~ The Roman god of sleep.
Stacey ~ Dependable.
Terrence ~ Smooth.
Thrasius ~ Bold.
Titus ~ Saved.
Trent ~ Swift.
Tristan ~ Full of sorrows.
Triton ~ A minor sea god; the son of Poseidon in Greek mythology.
Tulio ~ Lively.
Uiseann ~ Conqueror.
Valens/Valentine/Valerian/Valerius/Valera/Valerik ~ Valiant.
Venedictos ~ Blessed.
Vergil/Virgil ~ Flourishing.
Vertumnus ~ The Roman god of the seasons. The name means "vertere, changing."
Viktor/Vidor/Vincent/Vincien ~ Conqueror.
Vivien ~ Lively.
Vulcan ~ The Roman god of fire.
Walerian ~ Strong.
Waring ~ True.
Wincen/Wicus ~ Conqueror.
Yuli ~ Young.
Zorian ~ Happy.


Greek Names Back to the top of the page.

Agathias ~ Good.
Aineias ~ To praise.
Aiolos ~ "The changeable one."
Alexios ~ Defender, helper.
Altair ~ "The bird." Altair is also the name of the brightest star in the constellation Aquila.
Ambrosios ~ Immortal.
Anakletos ~ Called forth, invoked.
Anastasios ~ Resurrection.
Anatolios ~ Sunrise, daybreak, dawn.
Andreas ~ Manly.
Aniketos ~ Unconquered.
Antaios ~ An adversary, the one who id opposite.
Aristides ~ Best.
Aristokles ~ Most famous.
Arsenios ~ Male, manly
Athanasios ~ Immortality, eternal existence.
Augustine ~ Great, venerable.
Baruch ~ Blessed.
Basil ~ Kingly.
Christos ~ The anointed.
Damianos ~ To tame.
Demetri ~ Of Demeter.
Dion ~ Short form of Dionysus.
Eleutherios ~ Liberty, freedom.
Elpidios ~ Hope.
Erasmios ~ Lovely.
Eryx ~ Son of Aphrodite and Poseidon.
Flavian ~ Fair, blonde, golden, tawny.
Gregor ~ Valiant, a watchman.
Hali ~ The sea.
Heraklees ~ Glory of Hera, divine glory.
Hesperos ~ Evening.
Ignatios ~ Fire.
Isidoros ~ Gift of Isis.
Jason ~ Healer.
Kosmas ~ Universe; order, harmony.
Kyrillos ~ Lordly.
Leiandros ~ Lion man, lion-like.
Lucian ~ Light.
Lysandros ~ Liberator of mankind.
Makar ~ Blessed.
Marinos ~ Of the sea.
Mikhail ~ "Who is like God?" This is the Greek form of the name Michael.
Milos ~ Grace, favor.
Nikodemos ~ Victory of the people.
Nikomedes ~ To ponder victory.
Nikostratos ~ Victorious army.
Parthenios ~ Of or like a virgin.
Pelagios ~ Of or belonging to the sea.
Pericles ~ Very famous.
Seth ~ Appointed.
Silas ~ Asked for.
Silvanos ~ Of the woods.
Soterios ~ A savior, a deliverer.
Spiridon ~ Spirit, soul.
Telesphoros ~ "Bearing the end," to bring about an end.
Vernados ~ Strong, brave.
Zenobios ~ Of Zeus.


French Names Back to the top of the page.

Adalard ~ Noble and strong.
Aimé ~ Beloved.
Aimery ~ Work ruler.
Albert ~ Bright through nobility.
Alexandre ~ Defender or helper of mankind.
Alfred ~ Elf counsel.
Ambroise ~ Immortal.
Anatole ~ Dawn, daybreak, sunrise.
Anselme ~ Divine protection.
Aristide ~ Best.
Armand ~ French form of Herman, "solider, warrior."
Aurèle ~ Gold.
Aurèlien ~ Golden.
Baldwin ~ Bold friend.
Barnabé ~ Son of exhortation.
Bellamy ~ Fair friend, beautiful friend.
Benjamin ~ Favorite son.
Bertram ~ Bright raven.
Cecil ~ Blind, dim-sighted.
Clément ~ Mild, gentle; merciful.
Colombain ~ Dove.
Constant/Constantine ~ Steadfast, unchanging.
Corin ~ A spear.
Cyrille ~ Lordly.
Damien ~ To tame.
Didier ~ Longing.
Edmond ~ Wealthy protection.
Elio ~ Chosen.
Eric ~ Eternal ruler.
Esmé ~ Loved.
Esmond ~ Beautiful hand, graceful protection.
Évariste ~ Well-pleasing, satisfying.
Fabrice ~ Workman, craftsman.
Firmin ~ Firm, steadfast.
Florian ~ A flower.
Francis ~ A Frenchman.
Gaspard ~ Treasure master.
Gaston ~ Guest, stranger.
Gerald ~ Spear ruler.
Herbert ~ Famous army.
Hervé ~ Battleworthy.
Hilaire ~ Cheerful.
Hubert ~ Bright in heart and spirit.
Hugh ~ Heart, mind spirit.
Ignace ~ Fire.
Isidore ~ Gift of Isis.
Juste/Justin ~ Just, lawful, fair.
Lambert ~ Bright land.
Lance ~ A light spear.
Léandre ~ Lion man.
Léo/Léon ~ Lion.
Leopold ~ Bold people.
Louis ~ Famous in war.
Lucien ~ Light.
Macaire ~ Blessed.
Marius ~ Manly.
Maxime ~ Greatest.
Noë ~ Rest, comfort, quiet.
Nicolas ~ Victory of the people.
Pascal ~ Relating to Easter.
Pierre ~ A rock, a stone.
Rainier ~ Wise army.
Raoul ~ Wolf, or wolf counsel.
Rapheal ~ "God has healed."
Raymond ~ Wise protection.
Régis ~ Kingly.
Renaud ~ Ruler of judgment.
René ~ Reborn, born again.
Richard ~ Brave ruler.
Roch ~ Rest.
Sacha ~ Defender or helper of mankind.
Séverin ~ Severe, strict, stern.
Spiro ~ To breathe.
Tristan ~ Sorrow.
Valère ~ To be strong.
Victor ~ Conqueror, winner.
Vincent ~ Conqueror, to conquer.
Vivien ~ Alive.


Hindu/Indian Names Back to the top of the page.

Aadi ~ Beginning, first.
Aakesh ~ Lord of the sky.
Aakil ~ Intelligent, smart.
Aalok ~ Light of God, divine light.
Aatmadeva ~ God of the soul.
Aatmik ~ "The soul."
Abdul ~ "The servant."
Abdul Hakim ~ Servant of the Wise One.
Abdul Jabbar ~ Servant of the Comforter.
Abdul Latif ~ Servant of the Kind One.
Abdul Rahman ~ Servant of the Merciful One.
Abhiraja ~ Great king.
Adamya ~ Formidable, difficult.
Adheesha ~ Emperor, king.
Adhideva ~ Supreme god.
Aditya ~ The sun.
Aharnish ~ Day and night.
Ailesh ~ "King of the earth, ruler of all."
Akalanka ~ Stainless, colorless.
Akhilendra ~ King of the universe, lord of the universe.
Akilesh ~ King of all, lord of all.
Akshan ~ Eye.
Akshay ~ Eternal, immortal, indestructible.
Amalesh ~ Clean, pure.
Amil ~ Unobtainable, inaccessible.
Amul ~ Priceless, of inestimable worth.
Anadi ~ "God, omnipotent, the one with no beginning and no end."
Anand ~ Joy, delight.
Ananta ~ Infinite.
Ananya ~ Unique.
Anil ~ Air, wind.
Anjay ~ Unconquerable.
Arjun ~ White.
Arshad ~ Pious, devout.
Arvind ~ Red lotus.
Aseem ~ Infinite, endless, eternal.
Atyaananda ~ Intense joy.
Avanindra ~ Lord of the earth.
Avikar ~ Faultless, perfection.
Babar ~ Lion.
Badar ~ Full moon.
Bala ~ Child, youth.
Baldev ~ God of strength.
Basant ~ Spring.
Bhakati ~ Devotion.
Bhanu ~ The sun.
Bhasvan ~ Lustrous.
Bhavnish ~ King.
Bishvajit ~ "Conqueror of the universe."
Chaitanya ~ Consciousness.
Chand/Chandak/Chandra ~ The moon.
Chandrak/Chandran ~ Moonlight.
Chandraraj ~ King of the moon.
Charaka ~ Wanderer.
Charudatta/Charvaka ~ Beautiful.
Chintak ~ Thoughtful, thinking.
Daivat ~ Strength, power.
Daivik ~ Godly, divine.
Danveer ~ Generous.
Dayanand ~ "One who takes delight in being compassionate."
Devak ~ Divine, godlike.
Deval ~ Divine.
Devanand ~ Joy of the gods.
Devdan ~ Gift of the gods.
Devdas ~ Servant of the gods.
Devmani ~ Jewel of the gods.
Devraj ~ King of the gods.
Dhaval/Dhavlen ~ White, pure white.
Dhavlesh ~ God of white.
Dhimani ~ Intellectual.
Dinendra/Dinesh ~ Lord of the day.
Ehan ~ Expected.
Ekaanta ~ Solitude, seclusion.
Evan ~ Equal, even.
Fahim ~ Intelligent, learned.
Falak ~ Sky, the heavens.
Firoz ~ Victorious.
Gaurav ~ Pride.
Gulshan ~ Garden.
Gurudatta ~ Spiritual adviser or teacher.
Gyan ~ Knowledge.
Gyandev ~ God of knowledge.
Hafeez ~ Guardian.
Haidar ~ Lion.
Hans ~ Swan.
Harish ~ Lord Vishnu.
Harjeet ~ Victorious.
Harun ~ Exalted.
Hasan ~ Beautiful, handsome, good.
Hemachandra ~ The golden moon.
Himesh ~ King of the snow.
Isha ~ Lord.
Ishaan ~ The sun.
Jabbar ~ Comforter, bringer of consolation.
Jahan ~ The world.
Jaidev ~ Victory of the gods.
Jaimini ~ Victory.
Jaladhi ~ Ocean.
Jalal ~ Greatness.
Jivan ~ Life.
Johar ~ Jewel.
Kadir ~ Capable.
Kalidasa ~ Servant of the goddess Kali.
Kamal ~ Lotus.
Kamil ~ Perfect.
Kanu ~ Beautiful.
Karim ~ Noble, generous.
Kavi/Kavindra ~ Poet.
Khalid ~ Eternal, undying.
Khalil ~ Best friend, confidant.
Krishna ~ Black, dark.
Lalitchandra ~ Beautiful moon.
Latif ~ Kind, gentle.
Lavanaa ~ Luster, shine.
Lochan ~ Eyes.
Mahin ~ Great.
Majid ~ Glorious, illustrious.
Malik ~ King.
Mansoor ~ Victorious.
Mohajit ~ Attractive, bewitching.
Nadim ~ Friend.
Nalin ~ Lotus.
Nandan ~ Joy, delight, happiness.
Naresh ~ Ruler of men.
Neelandra ~ Lord of the oceans.
Neelmani ~ A blue sapphire.
Niaz ~ Offering, a gift.
Prasad ~ Brightness, brilliance.
Pravin ~ Skillful.
Prem ~ Love, affection.
Rafiq ~ Friend, companion.
Rahim ~ Compassionate, sympathetic.
Rajnish ~ Ruler of the night.
Ram/Rama ~ Pleasing.
Ranjit ~ Affected, delight, charmed.
Ratan ~ Jewel.
Ravi ~ The sun.
Raza ~ Commitment, satisfaction.
Roshan ~ Dawn of day, light.
Sabir ~ Enduring.
Sahaj ~ Natural.
Saiyid ~ Lucky, happy.
Sajan ~ Beloved, dear.
Sajjan ~ Good, gentle, kind.
Sami ~ Exalted.
Shafiq ~ Compassionate.
Shahzad ~ Prince.
Shakil ~ Handsome.
Shyam ~ Black, dark.
Sohan/Sohil ~ Handsome, beautiful, charming.
Sudas ~ Good servant.
Sudhir ~ Wise.
Sundara ~ Beautiful.
Tahir ~ Pure, chaste.
Tarak ~ Star.
Tipu ~ Tiger.
Umar ~ Flourishing, thriving.
Umed ~ Hope, desire, wish.
Urvil ~ Ocean, the sea.
Vandan ~ Salvation.
Varen/Varesh ~ Best, superior.
Varil ~ Water.
Varun ~ Lord of the sea, God of water.
Vasant ~ Spring, springtime.
Vatsyanana ~ The author of the Kama Sutra, an in-depth encyclopedia of erotica.
Vimal ~ Clean, pure.
Vivek ~ Wisdom, right judgment.
Yamin ~ Night.
Yash ~ Fame, glory.
Yuri ~ Lily.
Zafar ~ Victory.
Ziya ~ Splendor, light.


Japanese Names Back to the top of the page.

Akemi ~ Dawn of beauty.
Akihiko/Akio ~ Bright boy.
Akira ~ Intelligent, smart.
Chokichi ~ Long-lasting good luck.
Hideaki ~ Wise, discerning.
Hideo ~ Excellent male.
Hiromasa ~ Wise, straightforward.
Hiroshi ~ Generous.
Hisoka ~ Reserved, reticent.
Hitoshi ~ One.
Hosyu ~ Conservative.
Huyu ~ Winter.
Isas ~ Worthy, meritorious.
Isi ~ Rock.
Jun ~ Obedient.
Kamenosuke ~ Turtle's helper.
Kane ~ Golden.
Kanji ~ Tin.
Katsutoshi ~ To win cleverly.
Ken ~ The same.
Kin ~ Golden.
Kiyoshi ~ Quiet.
Koji ~ Child, little.
Kumakichi ~ Fortunate bear.
Makoto ~ Sincerity, honestly.
Masahiro ~ Straightforward, wise.
Masao ~ Righteous, holy.
Masato ~ Justice.
Nagataka ~ Everlasting filial duty.
Naoko ~ Straight, honest.
Ozuru ~ Big stork.
Sen ~ Woodfairy.
Takeshi ~ Bamboo tree, unbending.
Tobikuma ~ Flying cloud.
Tokutaro ~ Virtue first male.
Tomi ~ Rich, prosperous.
Torao ~ Tiger man.
Toshihiro ~ Intelligent, wise.
Yasuo ~ Tranquil, calm.
Yemon ~ Guarding the gate.
Yukio ~ Snow boy.


Russian Names Back to the top of the page.

Afanasi ~ Immortality, eternal existence.
Agafon ~ Good, kind, honorable.
Aleksandr ~ Defender or helper of mankind.
Aleksei ~ Defender, helper.
Ambrossij ~ Immortal.
Anatoli ~ Sunrise, daybreak, dawn.
Andrei ~ Manly.
Anikita ~ Unconquered.
Anisim ~ Useful, profitable.
Anton ~ Priceless.
Arkhip ~ Ruler of horses.
Arseni ~ Male, masculine.
Artemi ~ Of Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the moon, hunting and wild animals.
Avel ~ Breath.
Avgustin ~ Great, venerable.
Boris ~ Battle, fight; small.
Borislav ~ Glory in battle.
Damian ~ To tame.
Dan ~ Judge.
Efim ~ Fair speech, fair of voice.
Egor ~ Archer, bow warrior.
Evgeni ~ Well-born, noble.
Gennadi ~ January.
German ~ Army man, solider.
Grigori ~ Vigilant; a watchman.
Iakov ~ Supplanting.
Ignati ~ Fire.
Igor ~ Bow warrior, archer.
Illarion ~ Cheerful.
Innokenti ~ Innocent.
Isidor ~ Gift of Isis, divine gift.
Karl ~ Freeman; a peasant.
Kassian ~ Hollow, empty.
Kirill ~ Lordly.
Kliment ~ Merciful.
Kondrati ~ Wise counsel.
Konstantin ~ Steadfast, constant.
Kosma ~ Universe; order, harmony.
Leongard ~ Brave as a lion.
Makari ~ Blessed.
Maksim/Maksimilian ~ Greatest.
Martin ~ Of Mars, the Roman mythological god of war; war-like.
Mikhail ~ Russian form of Michael, "Who is like God?"
Mstislav ~ Sword glory (?).
Nikita ~ Unconquered.
Nikodim/Nikolai ~ Victory of the people.
Noe ~ Rest, comfort, quiet.
Oleg ~ Holy.
Pavel ~ Small.
Pij ~ Pious, devout, obedient.
Prokhop ~ Progressive.
Prokhor ~ Leader of the dance.
Sacharija ~ Remembrance of the Lord.
Sasha ~ Defender or helper of mankind.
Savel ~ Asked of, borrowed.
Serafim ~ Burning ones; the angels surrounding the throne of God.
Spiridon ~ Spirit, soul.
Stefan ~ A crown, a garland.
Valentin ~ To be strong, healthy.
Valeri ~ To be strong.
Vasili ~ King.
Vikenti/Viktor ~ Conqueror.
Vitali ~ Vital, life-giving.
Vlad ~ Rule, ruler.
Vladimir ~ Famous ruler.
Vladislav ~ Glorious rule.


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Abbondio ~ Abundant, abounding.
Aeneas ~ To praise.
Alberto ~ Bright through nobility.
Aldo ~ Old.
Alessandro/Alessio ~ Defender or helper of mankind.
Amato ~ Beloved, darling.
Ambrogio ~ Immortal.
Amedeo ~ Love of God.
Anacleto ~ Called for, invoked.
Anatasgio ~ Of the resurrection.
Anatolio ~ Sunrise, dawn, daybreak.
Andrea ~ Manly.
Angelo ~ Divine messenger; angel.
Anselmo ~ Divine protection.
Antioco ~ Stubborn, resistant.
Antonio ~ Meaning unknown.
Armino ~ Soldier, warrior.
Augustine/Augusto ~ Great, venerable.
Aurelio ~ Gold.
Baldassare ~ Prince of Splendor.
Basilio ~ Kingly, royal.
Benedetto/Benedict ~ Blessed.
Benigno ~ Good, kind, well-born.
Benvenuto ~ Welcome.
Bernardo ~ Strong as a bear.
Biagio ~ A babbler.
Bonaventura ~ Good fortune, good luck.
Bonifacio ~ Of good fate.
Camillo ~ Virgin of unblemished character.
Carmine ~ Vineyard, orchard.
Cecilio ~ Blind.
Celso ~ High, lofty.
Ciriaco/Ciro ~ A lord.
Clemente ~ Merciful.
Columbano ~ Dove.
Corrado ~ Wise counsel.
Cosmo ~ Universe; order, harmony.
Dante ~ Enduring, lasting.
Dominico ~ Belonging to a lord.
Edmondo ~ Wealthy protection.
Eidio ~ Shield-bearer.
Elpidio ~ Hope.
Ermanno ~ Soldier, warrior.
Eugenio ~ Noble.
Ezio ~ Eagle.
Fausto ~ Lucky, fortunate.
Fedele ~ Faithful, trusty, sincere.
Filiberto ~ Very famous.
Flavio ~ Fair, blonde, golden.
Gaspare ~ Treasure master.
Gerardo ~ Brave with a spear.
Gino ~ Noble, well-born.
Giovanni ~ Italian form of John; "God is gracious."
Giraldo ~ Spear ruler, to rule with a spear.
Giustino ~ Lawful, just, right.
Graziano ~ Beloved, dear, pleasing.
Guglielmo ~ Resolute protection.
Gustavo ~ Staff of the Goths.
Ignazio ~ Fire.
Ilario ~ Glad, cheerful.
Innocenzio ~ Innocent.
Leo/Leon ~ Lion.
Leonardo ~ Brave as a lion.
Luciano ~ Light.
Luigi ~ Famous in war.
Manfredo ~ Mighty peace.
Marino ~ Of the sea.
Massimo ~ Greatest.
Niccolo/Nicodemo ~ Victory of the people.
Nicomedo ~ To ponder victory.
Nicostrato ~ Victorious army.
Nunzio ~ Messenger.
Pio ~ Pious, devout, obedient.
Placido ~ Gentle, quiet, calm, placid.
Propero ~ Favorable, prosperous.
Raimondo ~ Wise protection.
Raniero ~ Wise army.
Renato ~ Reborn, born again.
Rinaldo ~ Ruler of judgment.
Serafino ~ Burning ones, the angels surround the throne of God.
Sergio ~ Meaning unknown.
Sigimondo ~ Victorious protection.
Silvano ~ Of the woods.
Stefano ~ A crown, a garland.
Tancredo ~ Thoughtful counsel.
Tito ~ To honor.
Uberto ~ Bright in the heart and spirit.
Ulisse ~ One who hates.
Valentino ~ To be healthy, strong.
Valerio ~ To be strong.
Vencenzo ~ Conquering.
Vito ~ Life, victory.
Vittorio ~ Victory.


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Abbán ~ Little abbot.
Abrachan ~ Father of many.
Achaius ~ Horseman.
Adamnan ~ Little Adam (Adam means "red earth.")
Aedus ~ Fire.
Aeneas ~ To praise; this name is used to Angilicize the names Aengus and Aonghus (one, choice) and Éigneachán (little death).
Aenges ~ One, choice, preeminent.
Águistín ~ Great, venerable.
Aidan ~ Little fiery one.
Ailbhe ~ Noble and bright.
Ailill ~ Old Gaelic name meaning "sprite." Ailill is the name borne in Irish myth by a legendary king of Connaught, who was also the husband of Queen Medb.
Ailín ~ Gaelic form of Alan, a Celtic name of uncertain derivation.
Ainmire ~ Believed to mean "great lord."
Alaios ~ Famous in war.
Albany ~ White, fair.
Alistair ~ Defender or helper of mankind.
Anlon/Anluan ~ Great champion, hero.
Aodh ~ Fire.
Aralt ~ Leader; leader of an army.
Ardal ~ High valor.
Art/Arthur ~ A stone, a bear. Arthur was the name of the legendary British king Arthur, leader of the knights of the Round Table, who supposedly lived in the 5th or 6th century.
Banbhan ~ Little piglet.
Baothghalach ~ Foolish, vain, valorous.
Barclay ~ Birch wood, clearing, meadow.
Beacán ~ Little one.
Beag ~ Small.
Beanón ~ Good, well-born.
Bearach ~ Spear-like.
Becan ~ Little one.
Benedict ~ Blessed; to speak well of, bless.
Beolagh ~ Foolishly valorous.
Bercan ~ Little spear.
Bran ~ Raven.
Brandan ~ Raven, or could possibly mean "prince."
Brandubh/Branduff ~ Black raven.
Brasil/Breasal ~ War, strife, battle.
Breandán/Brendan ~ Prince.
Brian ~ Meaning is uncertain, possibilities include; force, strength, or valor.
Brón/Brone ~ Sorrow.
Buadhach/Buagh ~ Victor, conqueror; victory.
Cadhla ~ Handsome.
Caffar ~ Helmet.
Cahal ~ Battle might.
Cahir/Cathaoir ~ Warrior.
Calis ~ Moon Elf.
Callaghan ~ Small strife.
Canice ~ Fair, comely, handsome.
Caoimhín ~ Gentle, kind, noble, beautiful, lovable.
Caolán ~ Slender.
Carlin ~ Little champion.
Cárthach/Carthage ~ Loving.
Cathal ~ Battle might.
Cathaoir ~ Battle man, warrior.
Ceallach/Ceallachán ~ Battle, strife.
Cearbhall ~ Champion, warrior.
Cecil ~ Blind, dim-sighted.
Christian ~ Servant of Christ.
Cian/Cianán ~ Ancient, in the past.
Ciardha ~ Little black-haired one.
Ciarrai ~ Black.
Cillian ~ War, strife.
Coileán ~ Whelp, pup, cub.
Coinneach ~ Fair one, handsome.
Colm/Colmán/Columba ~ Dove.
Comhghan ~ Twin.
Conall ~ High, mighty.
Conán ~ Wisdom, counsel, strength.
Conley/Connlaodh ~ Chaste fire.
Conn ~ Sense, reason, wisdom.
Conway ~ Hound of the plain.
Corey ~ One who dwells in or near a hollow.
Curran ~ Hero, champion.
Cyril ~ Lordly.
Dahy/Dáithí ~ Nimbleness, sure-footedness, swiftness.
Dáibhidh/Dáivi/David ~ Beloved.
Daman ~ Tame, to tame.
Darby/Dermot/Diarmaid ~ A freeman.
Denis ~ Of Dionysos.
Derek ~ Ruler of the people.
Derry ~ Red-haired.
Devin ~ Poet.
Doiminic/Dominic ~ Belonging to a lord.
Donal/Donald ~ World ruler.
Donnchadh ~ Strong warrior.
Douglas ~ Dark blue, green, or gray.
Duff ~ Black-haired.
Ea ~ Fire.
Eachann ~ Horse lord, master of horses.
Earnán ~ Experience, wisdom, knowledge.
Éimhín ~ Swift.
Éinrí ~ Home ruler, ruler of an enclosure.
Emmet ~ Strength.
Eochaidh ~ Horseman.
Eoghan ~ Well-born, noble.
Eóin ~ God is gracious.
Ernest ~ Earnest, resolute.
Eugene ~ Well-born.
Euston ~ Heart, mind soul.
Evan ~ Little swift one.
Faolán ~ Wolf.
Feagh ~ Raven.
Fearghall ~ A valorous man; better, best, superior.
Fehin/Feichín ~ Little raven.
Felan ~ Little wolf.
Felim/Felimy ~ The ever good.
Ferris ~ A rock, a stone.
Fiach/Fiachra ~ Raven.
Finan ~ Little fair one.
Forbes ~ Field.
Gabriel/Gaibrial ~ God is my strength.
Galen ~ Calm.
Garrett ~ Brave with a spear.
Garvan ~ Little rough one.
Gearalt ~ Spear rule.
Geoffrey ~ God's peace.
George ~ Farmer, earthworker.
Gilbert ~ Famous pledge.
Gilchrist ~ Servant of Christ.
Gildea ~ Servant of God.
Gill ~ Servant.
Gilmore ~ Servant of Mary.
Giolla Chríost ~ Servant of Christ.
Glenn ~ Mountain valley, a narrow, secluded valley.
Godfrey ~ God's peace.
Gréagóir ~ Vigilant, watchful.
Guy ~ A guide, a leader.
Harold ~ Leader of an army.
Hewney ~ Green.
Hugh ~ Heart, mind, soul.
Ian ~ God is gracious.
Íomhar/Ivor ~ Bow warriors, archers.
Jason ~ Healer, to heal. This name was borne in Greek mythology by a prince who led the Argonauts and found the Golden Fleece.
Kealan ~ Slender.
Keir/Keiran ~ Little black-haired one.
Kellagh ~ War, strife.
Kevin ~ Little gentle one.
Lachtna ~ Gray, dun.
Lasairian ~ A flame.
Laurence ~ The laurel flower.
Leo/Leon ~ Lion.
Liam ~ Resolute protector.
Lucan/Lucas/Lucius ~ Light.
Maghnus/Magnus ~ Great.
Mahon ~ A bear.
Mainchin/Mannix ~ Little monk.
Máirtín ~ War-like.
Maolmórdha ~ Majestic chief.
Meallán/Mellan ~ Little pleasant one.
Morgan/Murchadh/Murrough ~ Sea warrior.
Muireadhach ~ Seaman, sailor.
Nevan ~ Little holy one.
Niadh/Niall ~ A champion.
Odhrán ~ Pale green.
Oghe ~ Horseman.
Oran ~ Little pale green one.
Oscar ~ Champion, warrior.
Ossian ~ Fawn, a deer.
Owen ~ Well-born.
Patrick ~ An aristocrat.
Paul ~ Small.
Peadar ~ A rock.
Rádhulbh ~ Wolf counsel.
Raghnall ~ Powerful judgement.
Réamonn ~ Wise protection.
Richard ~ Brave ruler.
Robert/Robin ~ Bright fame.
Rónán ~ Little seal.
Rory ~ Red, rust-colored.
Saebhreathach ~ Noble judge.
Shane ~ God is gracious.
Siadhall ~ Sloth.
Sorley ~ Summer sailor.
Tadhg/Teige ~ Poet, philospher.
Thom/Thomas ~ A twin.
Tiarnach/Tierney ~ Lordly.
Tiernan ~ Little lord.
Uinseann ~ Conquering.
Vincent ~ Conquering, to conquer.
Walter ~ Leader of an army.
William ~ Resolute protector.