Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abram

High father

Hebrew

Ace

Number one

English

Adrian

From Hadria

Latin

Ahmed

Highly praised or one who constantly thanks God

Arabic

Ajani

He Who Wins the Struggle

African

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Akins

Brave Boy

African

Albert

Noble, bright, famous

German

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Anders

A variant form, regarded as Danish, of Andrew.

Scandinavian

Andre

Manly

French

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

Angus

One choice

Celtic

Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Archer

Bowman

English

Arthur

Bear

Celtic

Augustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Axel

My father is peace

Scandinavian

Bahari

One who sails

African

Barak

Lightning; blessing; grain farm

African

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Bear

Strong, brave bear

German

Beau

Handsome

French

Bernard

Strong, brave bear

German

Blaze

Stutter

Latin

Brandon

Broom hill

English

Brock

Badger-like

English

Broderick

“The son of Roderick,” from the Welsh mab (son of) and Roderick.

Welsh

Brody

Ditch

Scottish

Bronx

Bronck's Land

American

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Bruno

Brown

German

Byron

At the byres or barn

English

Calder

Rough waters; stream

Scottish

Calvin

Hairless one

English

Carlo

Free man

Spanish

Cassius

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

Latin

Cesar

Thick head of hair

Latin

Charles

Free man

German

Chase

Hunter

English

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Clark

Cleric

English

Conrad

Brave, bold ruler or counsel

German

Constantine

Constant, steadfast

Latin

Cutler

Knife maker

English

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Dakari

Rejoice

African

Damian

To tame

Greek

Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Dane

From Denmark, Dane

English

Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

Dante

Enduring

Latin

Darius

Maintains possessions well

Persian

David

Beloved

Hebrew

Dax

Place name

French

DeAndre

American

Denali

The high one

Native American

Derrick

Power of the tribe

German

Dex

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Dexter

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Diego

Saint James

Spanish

Dmitri

Follower of Demeter

Greek

Dominic

Of the Lord

Latin

Donovan

Darkened

Irish

Draco

Dragon

English

Drogon

Created name

American

Duke

Leader

Latin

Easton

East town

English

Edgar

Wealthy spear

English

Edward

Wealthy guard

English

Elias

My God is Yahweh

Hebrew

Enzo

From Laurentum

Italian

Eric

Everlasting ruler

Scandinavian

Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

Everett

Brave boar

English

Falcon

Bird of prey

Latin

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

Fergus

Supreme man; highest choice

Scottish

Ferguson

Supreme man; highest choice

Scottish

Fernando

Brave journey

Spanish

Finn

Fair

Irish

Ford

River crossing

English

Forrest

Woodsman; woods

French

Fowler

Bird trapper

English

Frank

Frenchman

English

Frederick

Peaceful ruler

German

Gage

Pledge

English

Galen

Calm

Greek

Garrett

Spear rule

English

Gavin

Little white falcon

Welsh

George

Farmer

Greek

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Gio
Giorgio

Farmer

Greek

Giovanni

God is gracious

Italian

Grayson

Son of the steward

English

Gregor

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Gregory

Watchful

Greek

Gunnar

Battler, warrior

German

Gunther

Battler, warrior

German

Gustavo

Royal staff; staff of the gods

Scandinavian

Hank

Home ruler

German

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harrison

Son of Harry

English

Harry

Home ruler

German

Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

Hector

Steadfast

Greek

Henrik

Home ruler

German

Henry

Home ruler

English

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Hugo

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

Latin

Hunter

Hunter

English

Huntley

Meadow of the hunter

English

Isaac

He will laugh

Hebrew

Ivan

God is gracious

Slavic

Jack

God is gracious

English

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

Jamal

Handsome

Arabic

Jameson

Son of James

English

Jason

To heal

Greek

Jeffrey

Peaceful territory

German

John

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jonas

Dove

Hebrew

Jonathan

God has given

Hebrew

Joseph

Jehovah will increase

Hebrew

Julio

Jove's child

Greek

Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

Kane

Battle

Irish

Kenneth

Handsome

Scottish

Kijani

Warrior

African

Landon

Long hill

English

Leo

Lion

Latin

Leon

Lion

Greek

Leonardo

Brave lion

Italian

Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

Lorenzo

Laurel

Italian

Lucas

From Lucania

Latin

Lucian

Light

Latin

Luke

From Lucania

Greek

Maddox

Son of Madoc

Welsh

Makalo

Wonder, surprise

African

Malcolm

Devotee of Saint Columba

Scottish

Malik

King

Arabic

Martin

Of Mars

Latin

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Matteo

Gift of God

Italian

Matthew

Gift of God

Hebrew

Maurice

Dark-skinned, Moorish

Latin

Maverick

Independent one

American

Max

Greatest

English

Maxim

Greatest

Latin

Maximilian

Greatest

Latin

Maximus

Greatest

Latin

Maxwell

Mack's stream

English

Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

Miguel

Who is Like God?

Spanish

Miles

Soldier

Latin

Milo

Soldier

German

Montgomery

Gomeric's hill

French

Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

Nicholas

Victory of the people

Greek

Niko

People of victory

Greek

Odin

Frenzy

Scandinavian

Omar

Flourishing life

Arabic

Omarion

Combination of Omar and -ion

American

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Oscar

Friend of deer

Gaelic

Otto

Wealth

German

Patrick

Nobleman

Latin

Paul

Small

Latin

Pedro

Stone

Spanish

Phillip

Horse lover

Greek

Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Randolph

Wolf shield

German

Raphael

Healing God

Hebrew

Rex

King

Latin

Ricardo

Brave ruler

Spanish

Richard

Brave ruler

German

Robert

Bright fame

German

Rocco

Rest

Italian

Rocky

Stony

English

Roger

Famous spearman

German

Roman

One from Rome

Latin

Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

Ryker

Rich

English

Samson

Sun

Hebrew

Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

Santiago

Saint James

Spanish

Saul

Prayed for

Hebrew

Scott

From Scotland, a Scotsman

English

Sean

God is gracious

Irish

Seth

Appointed

Hebrew

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Solomon

Peace

Hebrew

Spike

Sharpened point

English

Stanley

Stony meadow

English

Steele

Like steel

English

Talon

Claw

English

Theron

Hunter

Greek

Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

Titus

The avenger

Greek

Travis

To cross over

French

Trenton

Trent's town

English

Troy

Foot soldier

Irish

Tyson

Firebrand

English

Victor

Champion

Latin

Vincent

Conquer

Latin

Vladamir

Renowned prince

Slavic

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Waylon

Land by the road

English

Wilder

Hunter

German

William

A willing protector

German

Zaire

River, From Zaire

African

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