Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abner

Father of light

Hebrew

Absalom

Father is peace

Hebrew

Adler

Eagle

German

Ajamu

He Fights for What He Wants

African

Ambrose

Immortal

Greek

Ambrosio

Immortal

Greek

Amor

Love

French

Amos

To carry; borne by God

Hebrew

Arcenio

Masculine

Spanish

Ardmore

More zealous

Latin

Aricelio

Altar of heaven

Spanish

Armstrong

Strong fighter

English

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Audric

Old

German

Azeem

Protector, defender

Arabic

Bakari
Barak

Lightning; blessing; grain farm

African

Barker

“A tanner,” in allusion to the bark used in the process.

English

Barlow

The bare hillside

English

Barnabas

Son of consolation

Spanish

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Barton

Barley settlement

English

Basil

Royal, kingly

Greek

Baxter

Baker

English

Baylor

Deliverer of goods

English

Beaumont

The beautiful mountain

French

Belmont

Beautiful mountain

French

Benton

Town in the bent grass

English

Bergen

Lives on the hill; mountain

Scandinavian

Bernard

Strong, brave bear

German

Brixton

Stone of Brixi

English

Bronn

Dark skinned

English

Bronson

Son of the brown man

English

Brooks

Small stream

English

Cary

“He who is manly,” from the Greek kanjon, a kernel or a nut, in allusion to the male testicles.

Welsh

Casandro

Brother of heroes

Spanish

Cecil

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Chevy

Horseman; knight

French

Clarence

One who lives near the River Clare

Latin

Clever

Smart One

American

Clive

Cliff, slope

English

Clyde

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

Scottish

Coleman

“The cabbage grower,” from tbe Anglo-Saxon caul (cabbage) and man (a man).

Gaelic

Collins

Holly

Irish

Conrad

Brave, bold ruler or counsel

German

Cosimo

Order, organization, beauty

Italian

Cosmo

Order, organization, beauty

Italian

Crawford

Ford of the crows

English

Creighton

Border or boundary settlement

Scottish

Crispin

Curly-haired

Latin

Croft

Settlement of the cottages

English

Crown
Croy

English

Culver

Dove

English

Daario

Created name

American

Dakarai

Rejoice

African

Davos

Created name

American

Davu

The Beginning

African

Delano

Nighttime

French

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Doyle

Black stranger

Irish

Dubem

The Lord is my Shepherd

African

Ebenezer

Stone of help

Hebrew

Egan

Fire

Irish

Enoch

Trained, vowed, dedicated; profound

Hebrew

Ernest

Serious; battle to the death

German

Erroll

To wander

Scottish

Eustace

Fruitful

Greek

Ever

Always

American

Everhardt

Brave, strong boar

German

Evers

Wild Boar

English

Farley

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Farron

Handsome servant; the land; handsome servant; thunder

Irish

Fitzpatrick

Son of the nobleman

Latin

Fletcher

Arrow-maker

English

Foster

Woodsman

English

Frost

Freezing

English

Galen

Calm

Greek

Gaston

Man from Gascony

French

Gatlin

Companion

English

Gifford

Brave giver; puffy-faced

English

Gilbert

Bright promise

French

Gregor

Watchful, vigilant

Greek

Grover

Grove of trees

English

Guy

Wood

German

Haines

Dweller by the enclosure

English

Halsey

Hal's island

English

Hamilton

Flat-topped hill

English

Hammad

Praiseworthy

Arabic

Hasani

Good-looking, handsome

Arabic

Heathcliff

Cliff near a heath

English

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Huntley

Meadow of the hunter

English

Ihab

Gift

Arabic

Iver

Yew; yew, bow army

Scandinavian

Jafari

Rivulet, stream

Arabic

Javen

Youth

Arabic

Jaziel

Allotted by God

Hebrew

Jethro

Eminent

Hebrew

Jorah

First rain or autumn rain

Hebrew

Justus

Upright, just

Latin

Kamari

Moon

Arabic

Kandoro

Sweet Potato

African

Kassim

Divided

Arabic

Keane

Fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye

Irish

Kenley

The king's meadow

English

Kenzo

Healthy and wise

Japanese

Kermit

Without envy

Irish

Kerr

The swampy place

Scandinavian

Kester

Bearing Christ

Greek

Kimball

War leader

Celtic

Kirby

Settlement by a church

German

Kirkland

Church land

English

Langley

Long meadow

English

Lars

“A lord,” but more properly a title of respect applied to the eldest son of a noble Etruscan family.

Scandinavian

Latif

Gentle, kind

Arabic

Lawson

Son of Lawrence

English

Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Levander
Levon
Lockwood

Forest near the fortified place

English

Mattis

Gift of God

Scandinavian

Merlin

Sea fortress

Welsh

Mohican

Native American

Mojave
Montego

Mountainous

Spanish

Montez
Moore

Swarthy, dark-skinned; bog; noble, great

Gaelic

Moroccan

From The Western Kingdom

English

Morrisey

Son of More

English

Morrison

Son of Maurice

English

Mortimer

Dead sea

French

Morton

Moor town

English

Moses

Saviour

Hebrew

Munir

Shining, luminous

Arabic

Odell

Woad hill

English

Ogden

Oak valley

English

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Osmond

God's protection

Scandinavian

Pietro

Rock

Spanish

Prophet
Prosper

Fortunate

Latin

Proverb

Saying

English

Quenby

From the queen's manor

Scandinavian

Quincy

Estate of the fifth son

French

Radcliffe

Red cliff

English

Ramone

Protecting hands

Spanish

Ramos

Pleasing; supreme

Indian (Sanskrit)

Redmund

“A counseling hand,” from the Germanic rat (counsel) and mund (hand).

Relic

Precious artifact

English

Richmond

Rich hill

French

Ridley

Reed meadow

English

Roose

Created name

American

Sephirio

West wind

Spanish

Seven
Severin

Stern

Latin

Severus
Seymour

Saint-Maur

Latin

Shafiq

Compassionate, merciful

Arabic

Teague

Poet, philosopher

Irish

Trev
Valor
Vermont

Green mountain

French

Windsor

Riverbank with a winch

English

Xiomar

Famous in battle

Spanish

Yaro

Son

African

Yazid

Becoming greater

African

Yohance

God's Gift

African

Zahar

Shine, sparkle, bloom

Arabic

Zakai

Pure

Hebrew

Zev
Zevi

My wolf

Hebrew

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