Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aarin

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Abiel

My father is the Lord

Hebrew

Adam

Man

Hebrew

Aiden

Little fire

Irish

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Alan

Little rock

English

Alard

Noble strength

German

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

Alder

From the alder tree

English

Aldred

Old counsel

English

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Alston

Elf stone

English

Alton

Old town

English

Ambrose

Immortal

Greek

Ansel

Follower of a nobleman

French

Anselm

God's helmet

German

Anson

“The son of Ann,” from the Anglo-Saxon.

English

Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Archer

Bowman

English

Arnald

Italian

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Ash

Of the ash tree

English

Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

Ashford

Ford by the ashes

English

Ashland

Land of Ash

English

Aston

East town; ash tree settlement

English

Atreus

Fearless

Greek

Atreyu
Atticus

From Attica

Latin

Auberon

Noble or royal bear

German

Aubrey

Elf or magical being, power

German

Azriel

God is my help

Hebrew

Baldric

Brave ruler

German

Baldwin

Bold, brave friend

Italian

Barnabas

Son of consolation

Spanish

Bartholomew

Son of Talmai (the farmer)

Aramaic

Bennet

Blessed

Latin

Bertram

Bright, famous raven

German

Bishop

Bishop

English

Blackstone

Black stone

English

Blackwell

Black well

English

Blade

Knife, sword

English

Blake

Black or pale

English

Blaze

Stutter

Latin

Boden

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Bram

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Brandt

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

Brannon

Raven

Irish

Brantley

Fire

English

Briar

Shrub, Small Tree

English

Bron

Son of the brown man

English

Burton

Fortified settlement

English

Byron

At the byres or barn

English

Callan

Battle; rock

Scottish

Caradoc

Love

Welsh

Carver

One who carves wood

English

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Cillian

Bright-headed

Irish

Claude

Lame

Latin

Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

Colden

Dark valley

English

Collis

Dark-haired; coal miner

English

Colson

Swarthy, coal-black, charcoal

French

Constantine

Constant, steadfast

Latin

Corbin

Raven

English

Craven

Garlic place

English

Crawford

Ford of the crows

English

Crimson

Red

English

Cross
Crossley

Meadow of the cross

English

Crowley

Hunch backed

Irish

Cullen

Good-looking lad; handsome

Irish

Damien

To tame

French

Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Dante

Enduring

Latin

Darcy

Dark

Irish

David

Beloved

Hebrew

Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Delano

Nighttime

French

Devin

From dark-haired ones

Irish

Dexter

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Donovan

Darkened

Irish

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Draco

Dragon

English

Drake

Dragon

English

Draven

Combination of D and Raven

American

Dusk

Between Day and Night

American

Eden

Place of pleasure

Hebrew

Edgar

Wealthy spear

English

Edge

Border, End of a Surface

American

Edison

Son of Edward

English

Edwin

Wealthy friend

English

Elias

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Eliezer

God is my help

Hebrew

Emeric
Emory

Home strength

German

Ender

Extremely Rare

Turkish

Erik

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

Ernst

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

Eustace

Fruitful

Greek

Ever

Always

American

Everett

Brave boar

English

Fabian

Bean farmer

Latin

Finnick

Created Name

American

Franklin

Free landholder

English

Frederick

Peaceful ruler

German

Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

Geoffrey

Peace

German

Gerard

Spear brave

English

Gervase

A variant form of Jarvis.

German

Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

Gilbert

Bright promise

French

Giles

Small goat

Greek

Gladwin

Lighthearted friend

English

Godwin

Friend of God; good friend

English

Gray

Gray-haired

English

Griffin

Strong in faith

Welsh

Gunther

Battler, warrior

German

Hades

Sightless

Greek

Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Hadwin

Friend in war

English

Hammond

Home protector

German

Harding

Son of the courageous one

English

Haven

A place of safety, sanctuary; shelter

English

Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

Heath

Heath

English

Heathcliff

Cliff near a heath

English

Henry

Home ruler

English

Herman

Soldier

German

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Horace

“A maker of timepieces,” from the Latin hora, an hour.

Latin

Hugh

Soul, mind, intellect

German

Hugo

“An intellectual,” from the Germanic hugu, the mind.

Latin

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Ingram

Raven of peace; raven of Anglia

Scandinavian

Ivan

God is gracious

Slavic

Jacoby

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jade

Spanish

James

Supplanter

English

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Jett

Black

English

Jude

Praise

English

Justus

Upright, just

Latin

Kassius

Helmeted warrior

Latin

Keir

Dusky; dark-haired; dark-skinned, swarthy

Gaelic

Kervin

Little dark one

Irish

Kerwin

Little dark one

Irish

Killian

Church

Irish

Kingsley

King's meadow

English

Klaus

Victory of the people

German

Knight

Knight's meadow

English

Knightley

Knight's meadow

English

Kolby

Dark, dark-haired

Korbin

Raven-haired

Kraven
Kyrin
Laurence

From Laurentum

Latin

Lawrence

From Laurentum

Latin

Levander
Louis

Famous warrior

French

Lucian

Light

Latin

Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

Luka
Malachi

My messenger

Hebrew

Martin

Of Mars

Latin

Maurice

Dark-skinned, Moorish

Latin

Merle

Blackbird

French

Midnight

12:00 AM

American

Mordecai

Little man

Hebrew

Mortimer

Dead sea

French

Neville

New village

French

Nicholas

Victory of the people

Greek

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Norman

Northerner

German

Nox

Night

Latin

Oberon

Royal bear

German

Odin

Frenzy

Scandinavian

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Osbourne

Bear god

English

Oscar

Friend of deer

Gaelic

Oswald

God's power

German

Otieno

Born at Night

African

Paine

Countryman, rustic villager, peasant

Latin

Percival

Pierce the vale

French

Perrin

Rock

English

Peter

Stone

Greek

Petyr

Stone

American

Phillip

Horse lover

Greek

Phineas

Oracle

Hebrew

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Poe

Peacock

English

Quentin

Fifth

Latin

Quill

Plume or feather

English

Radcliffe

Red cliff

English

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Ransly

Raven meadow

English

Raven

Raven bird

English

Richard

Brave ruler

German

Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

Ritter

Knight

German

Roger

Famous spearman

German

Roswald

Horse mighty

German

Saer

Sawyer

Welsh

Salem

Peace

Hebrew

Samer
Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Sebastian

Venerable or honorable

Greek

Severus

Serious, stern

Latin

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Silvanus

Woods

Latin

Silver
Silvester

Wooded

Latin

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Sirius

Burning brightly

Greek

Slate
Slater

Hewer of slates

English

Sparrow

Sparrow bird

English

Stefan

A Russian form of Stephen.

Scandinavian

Stone

Stone

English

Storm

Storm

English

Sullivan

Dark eyed

Irish

Teagan

Attractive; poet, philosopher

Irish

Teague

Poet, philosopher

Irish

Terric

Teofer's farm

Anglo-Saxon

Thanos

Death

Greek

Theobald

Brave people

German

Theodore

God's gift

Greek

Thierry

A French equivalent of Theodoric.

French

Thomas

Twin

Greek

Thurstan

Thor's stone

English

Torrance

Little hills

Irish

Tristan

Sadness

Welsh

Ulysses

"One who hates.” The Latin form of the Greek Odysseus, from the Greek odyssomai, I hate.

Latin

Valerian

A variant form of Valerius.

Vaughn

Little

Welsh

Virgil

“A man of authority,” based on the Latin ver ger e (to bend), but ultimately on virgo, a staff of authority.

Latin

Vulcan

To flash

Latin

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Waring

Watchman; park warden

English

Wilde

Hunter

German

Willard

Strong desire

English

Willem

Will helmet, protection

German

William

A willing protector

German

Wolf

Wolf

German

Xander

Defender of man

Greek

Yves

Yew

French

Yvet

Archer

French

Zade
Zander

Defender of man

Greek

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Zev

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