Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abraham

Father of nations

Hebrew

Adler

Eagle

German

Amado

God's love

Latin

Amarion

Combination of Amar and -ion

American

Anson

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

English

Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Aristotle

The best of all

Greek

Arrow

Hunting tool

English

Atreus

Fearless

Greek

Aurelio

Golden

Latin

Avi

Father of a multitude (of nations)

Hebrew

Azariah

Helped by God

Hebrew

Azrael

Helped by God

Hebrew

Barron

Burned clearing; young warrior

German

Bishop

Bishop

English

Bjorn

Bear

Scandinavian

Branson

Son of Brand

English

Bridger

Lives near the bridge; bridge-worker

English

Bronx

Bronck's Land

American

Byron

At the byres or barn

English

Caesar

Head of hair

Latin

Camilo

Helper to the priest

Latin

Cannon

Official of the church

French

Carmine

Song

Latin

Caspian

White

English

Cassius

“The helmeted warrior,” based on the Latin cassis, a helmet.

Latin

Castiel

Angel of Thursday

Latin

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Champion

Warrior

English

Creed

Belief; guiding principle; I believe

Latin

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Dakari

Rejoice

African

Damir

To Give Peace

Slavic

Dantèz

Enduring

Latin

Darius

Maintains possessions well

Persian

Darwin

Dear friend

English

Demetrius

Follower of Demeter

Greek

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Edison

Son of Edward

English

Eliron

My God is song

Hebrew

Eliseo

God is my salvation

Hebrew

Emery

Home strength

English

Emir

Prince, ruler

Arabic

Ephraim

Fruitful

Hebrew

Finnian

Fair

Irish

Forest

Woodsman; woods

French

Francesco

Frenchman; free man

Spanish

Gadiel

God is my fortune

Arabic

Gatlin

Companion

English

Gentry

Of gentle, good breeding, or high social position

English

Granger

Farmer

French

Harlem

Home on a wooded hill

Dutch

Hassan

Good-looking, handsome

Arabic

Haven

A place of safety, sanctuary; shelter

English

Henrik

Home ruler

German

Hezekiah

God gives strength

Hebrew

Honor
Idris

Fiery leader; prophet

Welsh

Ignacio

A Spanish and Portuguese form of Ignatius.

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Jamal

Handsome

Arabic

Jaziel

Allotted by God

Hebrew

Jelal

Greatness, superiority, renown

Arabic

Jem

A variant diminutive form of James.

Jericho

City of the moon

Arabic

Joaquin

Lifted by God

Spanish

Judson

Praised

Greek

Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

Kabir

Greatness

Arabic

Kamari

Moon

Arabic

Keanu

The breeze

Polynesian

Kenzo

Healthy and wise

Japanese

Khalid

Immortal, eternal

Arabic

King

King

English

Kingdom

King's ruling lands

English

Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

Leandro

Lion man

Greek

Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Luciano

Light

Latin

Madden

Little Dog

Irish

Magnus

Great

Latin

Major

Greater

English

Makai

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Malik

King

Arabic

Mariano

Manly

Spanish

Marquis

Nobleman; lord of the borderlands

French

Maximo

Greatest

Latin

Murphy

Sea warrior

Irish

Naveen

New

Indian (Sanskrit)

Nazir

Observant, spectator. Alternate spelling: Naazir.

Arabic

Neo

New

American

Nestor

Traveler

Greek

Newton

New town

English

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Nikolai

People of victory

Greek

Noor

Light

Arabic

Nova

New

Latin

Orlando

“The fame of the land,” an Italian variant of Roland, which see.

Spanish

Orson

Bear

Latin

Osias

Salvation

Hebrew

Osvaldo

God's power

German

Patton

Fighter's town

English

Penn

Enclosure; hill

English

Phineas

Oracle

Hebrew

Pierson

Rock

Greek

Pietro

Rock

Spanish

Psalm

Song

Hebrew

Qadir

Capable, competent

Arabic

Quaid

Irish form of Walter

Irish

Quest

Journey, mission

English

Quill

Plume or feather

English

Quintus

Fifth

Latin

Raphael

Healing God

Hebrew

Rayan

King, Queen

Spanish

Rhys

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Ridge

Ridge

English

Riggs

Son of Rigg

English

Rocco

Rest

Italian

Rodrigo

A Spanish and Italian form of Roderick.

Spanish

Romeo

Man from Rome

Italian

Royce

“Roy’s son,” from Roy and ce, here regarded as “son.”

German

Saint

Holy

Latin

Salvatore

Savior

Latin

Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

Sekani

Joy

African

Shepherd

Shepherd

English

Shiloh

His gift

Hebrew

Sincere

Honest

American

Sutton

Southern settlement

English

Tamir

Erect, tall; wealthy one

Hebrew

Tariq

Evening caller

Arabic

Titus

The avenger

Greek

Torin

Chief

Gaelic

Trevon

Fair town

English

Umar

Prospering, thriving

Arabic

Uziel

Strength, power

Hebrew

Valente

Valiant

Portuguese

Valerio

Strong, healthy

Latin

Varun

Water god

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vincenzo

Prevailing

Latin

West

Western stream

English

Whitaker

White field

English

Wolfgang

Traveling wolf

German

Xavi
Xaviell

Bright; splendid; new house

Spanish

Yair

He will enlighten

Hebrew

Yoel

Jehovah is the Lord

Hebrew

Yuvraj

Young king

Indian (Sanskrit)

Zakai

Pure

Hebrew

Zamir

Song bird

Hebrew

Zephyr

West wind

Greek

Zeppelin

Airship

English

Zeus

Living

Greek

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