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Names starting with B

Bezaleel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Betsalel, meaning "in the shadow." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Uri who was one of the architects of the tabernacle, and the name of an Israelite. 
Berbiz - Basque name meaning "resurrection."
Boris - Russian name said to originally derive from Tatar Bogoris, meaning "small." Later, however, it was taken to be a short form of Borislav, the first element coming from the root bor- ("battle"), hence "fighter, warrior." 
Betuel - Variant spelling of English Bethuel, meaning "God destroys" or "man of God."
Boštjan - Short form of Slovene Sebastjan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bunty - English name, probably derived from an old nursery rhyme about "babybunting."
Benayahu - Variant form of Hebrew Benayah, meaning "God has built." This form of the name also appears in the Old Testament bible.
Barka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brónach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word br�n meaning "sorrow."
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Behruz - Persian name meaning "fortunate; good day."
Birgitta - Modern Scandinavian form of Latin Brigitta, meaning "exalted one."
Burke - Variant spelling of German Burk, meaning "castle, fort, protection."
Ber - Yiddish name derived from German baer, meaning "bear." It is often paired with Dov--for example, Ber Dov, Dovber--which also means "bear" in Hebrew and has been borne by many rabbis and Zionists.
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Bas - Short form of English Basil, meaning "king" or "basil (the herb)."
Berta - Czech and Polish form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
Baako - African Akan unisex name meaning "born first."
Bethia - Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God." This was the original name of the H.M.A.V. Bounty.
Baladeva - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements bala "strength" and deva "god," hence "strong god." In Hindu mythology, this is another name for Balarama, the elder brother of Sri Krishna.
Bath-shuwa - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of wealth." In the bible, this is another name Bath-Sheba is known by.
Bojana - Feminine form of Serbian/Slovene Bojan, meaning "warrior."
Bogdan - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and dan "gift," hence "gift from God." In use by the Bulgarians.
Baylee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Bakari - Egyptian name meaning "noble oath."
Ballard - From an Old English derogatory name for a bald-headed person; it became a surname, then transferred to forename; derived from Middle English balled, meaning "rounded like a ball," hence "bald-headed."
Bradley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and leah "meadow, woodland clearing," broad meadow."
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Branimir - Bulgarian name composed of the Slavic elements bron "protection" and mir "peace," hence "protector of peace." Also in use by the Croatians and Slovenians.
Baatar - Modern form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Babak - Persian name meaning "little father."
Bambi - English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
Bartolomeu - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brittney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Britney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "Little Britain."
Boipelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "proud."
Burbuqe - Albanian name meaning "bud; sprout."
Bruatar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadar, meaning "dream."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Buenaventura - Spanish form of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Bardhyl - Albanian name meaning "white star."
Bénédict - French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bernice - Latin form of Greek Bernike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa. This is the form used in the Authorized Version. 
Brooklyn - English compound name composed of Brook "brook, stream" and Lyn "lake."
Bijay - Variant spelling of Hindi Vijay, meaning "victory."
Besa - Albanian name meaning "oath."
Bomani - Egyptian name meaning "warrior."
Boyd - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "yellow," as in yellow-haired.
Buster - English slang term for someone who breaks things transferred to forename use, originally derived from the verb bust, meaning "to break, smash," hence "breaker, destroyer, smasher."
Braonán - Gaelic name composed of the elements braon "drop, moisture," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little drop."
Basma - Arabic name meaning "smile."
Brava - Esperanto name meaning "brave."
Banu - Persian name meaning "lady."
Barkev - Armenian name meaning "gift."
Bunko - Japanese name meaning "literary child."
Brian -   Irish name derived from Celtic Brigonos, meaning "high hill."
Brandie - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brianna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bricius - Latin form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brittany - In the 4th century Romano-British tribes from across the English Channel began to settle in a northwestern region of France. Their numbers increased as raiding and settling by Anglo-Saxon invaders in Britain increased. The French named the region where the Briton immigrants settled Bretagne (Brittany in English), meaning "little Britain."
Bahiyya - Arabic name meaning "beautiful."
Bahman -  Persian name derived from the Zoroastrian phrase Vohu Mana, meaning "good mind." Kai Bahman is the name of a legendary king of Persia (Iran).
Barna - Short form of Hungarian Barnabás, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Beckah - Short form of English Rebeckah, meaning "ensnarer."
Barthélmy - French form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Belinus - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bellinus - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Beneoit - Old French surname derived from Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bengolarrea - Basque name meaning "land of the blessed."
Bertalan - Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Briallen - Welsh name meaning "primrose."
Brianne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Bride - Modern form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Bronwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted."
Bahiga - Variant spelling of Arabic Bahija, meaning "happy."
Bartolomäus - German form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Basile - French form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Beelzebul - Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, meaning "lord of dung."
Belasko - Basque name meaning "raven."
Beltza - Basque name meaning "black."
Benedetta - Feminine form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Benedicta - Feminine form of Latin Benedictus,meaning "blessed." 
Berengária - Feminine form of Spanish Berenguer, meaning "bear-spear."
Beppe - Pet form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Bethel - Anglicized form of Hebrew Beth-El, meaning "house of God." In the bible, this is the name of an ancient city of the Canaanites, later of the Benjamites. 
Bergr - Variant form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Bonnie - English name derived from the Scottish word bonnie "pretty." 
Braheem - Variant spelling of Arabic Brahim, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Branka - Pet form of Serbian Branislava, meaning "glorious protector."
Brice - French form of Scottish Bryce, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bailie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Bahram - Persian name meaning "smiter of resistance" or "victorious." This is also a name for the planet Mars. In mythology, this is the name of an angel.
Baily - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Batyah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Bendision -  Chamoru name meaning "blessed."
Benedita - Feminine form of Portuguese Benedito, meaning "blessed."
Benedykta - Feminine form of Polish Benedykt, meaning "blessed."
Bros - Hebrew name meaning "cypress tree."
Bero - Basque name meaning "hot."
Bob - Short form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
Benedikt -   German form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Babe - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange." Compare with masculine Babe.
Berhtram - Contracted form of Old High German Berahthraben, meaning "bright raven."
Bertrade - Variant form of Middle English Bertred, meaning "bright counsel." 
Biyu - Chinese name meaning "jasper," the semi-precious stone.
Boniface - Short form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." In use by the French and occasionally the English.
Beorhtwulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."
Brock - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger."
Bliss - Old English unisex name derived from the word bliss, meaning"joy; happiness." 
Baptiste - French equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Bonny - Variant spelling of English Bonnie, meaning both "good" and "pretty."
Becca - Short form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
Beowulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beo "bee" and wulf "wolf," hence "bee-wolf," i.e. "a bear." From the Old English epic poem of the same name about a Germanic hero named Beowulf, who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel. 
Blasios -  Greek form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Balendin - Basque form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Bevan - English surname transferred to forename use, from the Anglicized form of Welsh ap Iefan, meaning "son of Evan."
Binah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bina, meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
Belynda - English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Batsheba - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bathsheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Bohumír -  Czech form of Slavic Bogomir, meaning "God-peace."
Beth - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Béatrice - French form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Biagio - Italian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Beula - Variant spelling of Hebrew Beulah, meaning "she who is married."
Bevin - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady." 
Bastien - Short form of French Sébastien, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bernát - Hungarian form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Brigonos - Old Celtic name meaning "high hill."
Brandi - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Bakr - Arabic name meaning "young camel."
Brenin - Welsh form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brigit - Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Bryan - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Berry - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "berry." Compare with masculine Berry.
Biff - Originally an American English boxing term, this name was later used as a byname for a tough-guy. Finally it transferred to a forename, and it still carries the same original meaning, "a blow with the fist."
Bernadine - Contracted form of French Bernardine, meaning "bold as a bear."
Benson - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Ben."
Blandina - Chamoru name meaning"blond." 
Bibiana - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Viviana, meaning "alive." 
Bonita - Spanish name meaning "pretty."
Branislava - Feminine form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Bent - Variant spelling of Danish Bendt, meaning "blessed."
Benet -   Catalan form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Birgit - Short form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bengta - Feminine form of Swedish Bengt, meaning "blessed." 
Bukuroshe - Albanian name meaning "beauty." 
Bithyah - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Bamber - German byname meaning "short and fat." 
Bassett - English name derived from the Old French word basset, a byname for a short person, derived from a diminutive form of the word basse ("low, short"), hence, "shorty."
Bibi - From a French word used as a term of endearment, meaning "bauble, toy."
Bonifatius - Latin name composed of the elements bonum "good" and fatum "destiny, fate," hence "good destiny/fate."
Bonifácio - Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bolívar - Spanish name derived from the Basque place name Bolibar, composed of bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow, riverbank," hence "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
Boleslav - Slavic name composed of the elements bole "large" and slav "glory," hence "large glory." In use by the Russians.
Bolade - African Yoruba name meaning "thecoming of honor."
Bogna - Contracted form of Slavic Bogdana, meaning "gift from God." 
Bogatir - Variant spelling of Russian Bogatyr, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bodil - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bóthildr, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Blaž - Slovene form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Biaggio - Variant spelling of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Beylke - Pet form of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Beverley -  English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a place in Humberside composed of the Old English elements beofor "beaver" and lēac "stream," hence "beaver stream." The feminine form of the name is spelled without the second "e"--Beverly.
Bette - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Betony - Name of a plant of the mint family once popular in herbal medicine, occasionally used as a forename. It is also called woundwort and lousewort. It is said to possibly derive from Celtic bew "head" and ton "good," because it is good for complaints of the head. Pliny said that the original name of this plant was Vettonica, from the Vettones, an ancient Iberian tribe. 
Bessie - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Beryl -  English gem name meaning "beryl," from Greek beryllos, a word applied to all green gemstones. 
Bertram - Modern German form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Bertina - Short form of Italian Albertina, meaning "bright nobility." 
Bertók - Hungarian form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven."
Bernt - Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bernetta - Pet form of French Bernadine, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bernd - Contracted form of Low German Berend, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bernardine - Pet form of French Bernarde, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bernard -   English form of Anglo-Saxon Beornheard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Beringar - Old German name composed of the elements berin "bear" and ger "spear," hence "bear-spear."
Bergit - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Bérénice - French form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Berengár - Portuguese form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Benton - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a place in Northumbria composed of the Old English elements beonet "bent grass" and tūn "enclosure; settlement," hence "bent grass settlement."
Bente - Feminine form of Danish Bendt, meaning "blessed."
Bennu - Egyptian name meaning "eagle."
Beniamino - Italian form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Benedetto - Italian form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Beneš - Czech form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Ben - Short form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed." 
Belus - Contracted form of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Belita - English name composed of Latin bella "beautiful" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little beauty." 
Belinos - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Béla - Hungarian name meaning "white." 
Beileag - Pet form of Scottish Iseabail, meaning "God is my oath."
Beelzebub - Anglicized form of Greek Beelzeboul, meaning "lord of dung." In the New Testament bible, this is a name for Satan, the prince of evil spirits. 
Bee - Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beauregard - From the Old French surname, derived from a place name composed of the elements beau "beautiful" and regard "aspect, outlook," hence "beautiful aspect" or "beautiful outlook."
Beatriu - Catalan form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beáta - Hungarian name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Bearnard - Gaelic form of French Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Battista - Italian name derived from the Greek word bapto, "to dip," hence "baptist."
Basilio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Basilia - Feminine form of Spanish Basilio, meaning "queen." 
Bashe - Variant spelling of Yiddish Basha, meaning "daughter of God."
Bariesous - Variant spelling of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus."
Bárbara - Portuguese form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barabal - Scottish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bára - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Béibhinn - Irish name meaning "fair lady."
Bébhionn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Bazyli - Polish form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king." 
Bailee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Bertulf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Benzecry - Hebrew patronymic name meaning "son of Zechariah."
Brandon - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places most of which were composed of the Old English elements brom "broom" and dun "hill," hence "broom-covered hill."
Benny - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Bo-lin - Chinese name composed of bo "sea" or "waves" and lin "forest."
Biljana - Serbian name meaning "herb."
Bahá - Arabic name meaning "glory, splendor."
Brynja - Old Norse name derived from the word brynja, meaning "armor, coat of mail."
Belbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Besnik - Albanian name meaning "faithful; loyal." In use by the Romani.
Belle - English name derived from the French vocabulary word for "beautiful." It is often used in compound names, sometimes in the abbreviated form -bel.
Bruno - German name derived from the word braun, meaning "brown." In use by the English.
Besmir - Albanian name meaning "has good faith."
Bogomila - Feminine form of Bulgarian Bogomil, meaning "God-favor."
Bielobog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Baydzar - Armenian name meaning "clear; bright."
Bronagh - Variant spelling of Irish Brónach, meaning "sorrow."
Bagatyr - Bulgarian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Baruti - Egyptian name meaning "teacher."
Betsalel - Hebrew name meaning "in the shadow." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Uri who was one of the architects of the tabernacle, and the name of an Israelite. 
Brandt - English surname transferred to forename use, from Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Bianka - Hungarian form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Buffy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Birthe - Pet form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bakkhos -  Variant spelling of Greek Bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous."
Becci - Pet form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
Barclay - Scottish form of Old English Berkeley, meaning "birch tree meadow." 
Brutus - Roman Latin name meaning "heavy" or "the dullard." In use by the English.
Briana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Behnam - Persian name meaning "reputable."
Bina - Hebrew name meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
Breanna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Betrys - Welsh form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Britta - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Buziba - African Ganda name meaning "deep water; open water."
Boitumelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "joy."
Blaize - English variant spelling of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Borys - Polish form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Badru - Egyptian name meaning "born during the full moon."
Batildis - Variant spelling of Latin Bathildis, meaning "fight-battle."
Bethany - Anglicized form of Greek Bethania, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery." In the bible, this is the name of a place near Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during the Holy Week.
Bosede - African Tiv name meaning "born on Sunday."
Bithiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Belenos - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bassem - Variant spelling of Arabic Bassam, meaning "smiling."
Berkant - Turkish name meaning "solid oath."
Bess - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Brunhilde - Danish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Berthold - German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and wald "ruler," hence "bright ruler."
Bonaventura - Italian name meaning "good fortune."
Badouagan - Armenian name meaning "honorable."
Barnabás - Hungarian form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Bat-el - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God."
Boiany - Ukrainian form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Bazak - Hebrew name meaning "flash of light."
Benjie - Pet form of English Benjamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bora -   Albanian name meaning "snow."
Bellatrix - From the Latin name of a star in the constellation Orion, meaning "female warrior."
Bjorn - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorn, meaning "bear."
Basileus - Variant form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king." 
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Baldomero - Spanish name composed of the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and meri "famous," hence "bold and famous."
Basemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Bernhard - Old High German name composed of the elements bero "bear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "bold as a bear."
Bianca - Italian form of French Blanche, meaning "white." 
Bile - Irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." In mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh, meaning "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Barkarna - Basque name meaning "lonely."
Balthild - Variant spelling of Old High German Baldhild, meaning "bold battle." 
Bethney - Variant spelling of English Bethany, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
Brielle - English short form of French Gabrielle, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
Booker - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, originally denoting both a "book-binder" and a "scribe."
Bayla - Variant spelling of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Bigvai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bigvay, meaning "gardener, husbandman" or "in my bodies." In the bible, this is the name of a man who was a leader amongst the Babylonian exile returnees.
Beatrycze - Polish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bethanie - English form of Greek Bethania, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
Batul - Arabic name meaning "virgin."
Bath-shua - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Shuwa, meaning "daughter of wealth." 
Baqir - Arabic name meaning "to rip open."
Benedikte - Norwegian feminine form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Brígh - Short form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "force, strength."
Bice - Pet form of Italian Beatrice, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beyth-el - Hebrew name meaning "house of God." In the bible, this is the name of an ancient city of the Canaanites, later of the Benjamites. 
Baldovino - Italian form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Breann - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bożena - Feminine form of Polish Bożydar, meaning "divine gift."
Benyamin - Variant spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand." 
Bill - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Bardawulf - Old German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Bertulf, meaning "bright wolf." 
Burk - From the Germanic word burg, meaning "castle, fort, protection." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element.
Bankole - Egyptian name meaning "help me to build the house."
Bilagaana - Native American Navajo name meaning "white person."
Barnaby - Old English form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Buwz - Hebrew name meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Bardulf - Contracted form of German Bardawulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bityah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God."
Bàrtolo - Short form of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bozidar - Slavic name composed of the elements bozy "divine" and dar "gift," hence "divine gift."
Bobby - Pet form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
Briefbras - French form of Welsh freichfras ("strong-armed"), but meaning "short arm." In Arthurian legend, this is a nickname for Sir Caradoc.
Bojidar - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Bozhidar, meaning "divine gift."
Berjouhi - Armenian name meaning "elegant lady."
Betlinde - Old High German name composed of the elements beraht "bright, shining" and lint "serpent" or linta "linden tree," hence "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Brangwy - Variant spelling of Welsh Brangwen, meaning "fair raven."
Brendanus - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Babesne - Basque name meaning "protection."
Bayardo - Variant spelling of Spanish Bajardo, meaning "bay color." 
Bich - Vietnamese name meaning "jade." 
Barrie - Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed."
Bolanile - African Yoruba name meaning"the riches of this house."
Barthold - Variant spelling of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Bree - English form of Irish Brígh, meaning "force, strength."
Benedek - Hungarian form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Brendon - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Bentley - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements beonet, "bent grass" and lēah "clearing, meadow" hence "bent grass meadow."
Bjartr - Old Norse name derived from the word bjartr, meaning "bright."
Bo-hai - Chinese name meaning "sea gulf" or "waves of the gulf."
Basira - Feminine form of Arabic Basir, meaning "wise."
Billy - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Beatie - Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
Benjy - Pet form of English Benjamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bethzatha - Greek name of uncertain origin. It may be from the Aramaic, meaning "house of olives." Or it may be an altered form of Greek Bethesda, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy."
Berenger - Old French form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bane - Hawaiian name meaning "long-awaited child."
Bartholomew - English form of French Provençal Bartholomieu, meaning "son of Talmai." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of one of the twelve apostles.
Berahthraben - Old High German name composed of the elements beraht "bright" and hraban "raven," hence "bright raven."
Bakar - Basque name meaning "alone."
Badrig - Armenian name meaning "Roman noble."
Besim - Albanian name meaning "faith."
Beate - German name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Borislav - Slavic name composed of the elements bor- "battle" and slav "glory," hence "battle glory." In use by the Bulgarians and Russians.
Bridget - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bláithín - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word blath "flower" with added diminutive suffix, meaning "little flower."
Bidziil - Native American Navajo name meaning "he is strong."
Berend - Low German form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bartlet - Diminutive form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
Berthe - French form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
Benipé - Egyptian name meaning "iron."
Bernádett - Feminine form of Hungarian Bernát, meaning "bold as a bear."
Basak - Turkish name meaning "wheat."
Bieito - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed."
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Buppha - Thai name meaning "flower."
Bartholomaus - German form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Byron - English surname transferred to forename use, from the Old English phrase æt ðæm byrum ("at the byres or cattle-sheds"). The name was usually given to someone whose job it was to look after cattle.
Ben-owniy - Hebrew name meaning "son of my sorrow." In the bible, this is the name given to Benjamin by his mother Rachel as she died giving birth to him.
Bláthnat - Irish Gaelic name meaning "little flower." In mythology, this is the name of a maiden who loved Cúchulainn, the hero of Ulster. 
Belinda - Possibly a contracted form of Old High German Betlinde, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Brande - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Briac - Breton form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bríd - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brigid - Short form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Burgundy - English name derived from the wine name, from the name of a place in France which got its name from Latin Burgundiones, literally meaning "highlanders." May also sometimes be given as a color name.
Bébhinn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Bahija - Feminine form of Arabic Bahij, meaning "happy."
Bahij - Arabic name meaning "happy."
Bedros - Armenian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Bedrosian - Armenian name meaning "descendant of Bedros." 
Belobog - Slavic name composed of the elements byelo "white" and bog "god," hence "white god." In mythology, this is the name of a god of light and sun, the counterpart of Crnobog ("black god"), the cursed god of darkness. 
Benigna - Feminine form of Italian Benigno, meaning "kind."
Benita - Feminine form of Spanish Benito, meaning "blessed."
Benjamina - Feminine form of English Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
Bijou - English name derived from the French word bijou, meaning "jewel."
Bijoy - Variant form of Hindi Bijay, meaning "victory." 
Bonifaz - German form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Borbala - Russian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bernadette - Contracted form of French Bernardette, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bairre - Old form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed."
Bes - Egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning "brings joy."
Bao - Vietnamese name meaning "protection."
Bab - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Benedykt - Polish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Bertred - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Beorhtraed, meaning "bright counsel." 
Brenno - Gaulish form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bartholomieu - French Provençal form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Basha - Yiddish form of Hebrew Basya, meaning "daughter of God."
Berk - Turkish name meaning "solid, strong." 
Bennet - Variant spelling of English Bennett, meaning "blessed."
Babar - Persian name meaning "lion" or "tiger." 
Beatrise - Latvian form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bergþóra - Feminine form of Old Norse Bergþórr, meaning "rescue-Thor."
Bubu - Egyptian name meaning "gives light."
Bruce - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, possibly meaning "woods; thicket." It was originally a Norman French baronial name but the exact location from which it was derived has not been identified and the number of possibilities are numerous. In use by the English.
Billie - Feminine form of English Billy, meaning "will-helmet."
Bettina -   Elaborated form of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath."
Berenguer - Spanish form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Britton - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Britain."
Bosmath - Hebrew name meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Esau, and a daughter of Solomon.
Bhaltair - Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." 
Bathsheba - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of King David and mother of Solomon.
Bialbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Barnard - From the English surname Barnard, which is a variant spelling of Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bariş - Turkish name meaning "peace."
Boadicea - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Bala - Hindi unisex name meaning "young."
Bogumil - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and mil "favor," hence "God-favor."
Boghos - Armenian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small." 
Blejan - Cornish name meaning "flower."
Bjarte - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Berhtulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements berht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."
Bergliot - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Bergljót, meaning "rescue light." 
Bento - Pet form of Portuguese Benjamim, meaning "blessed."
Benkt - Swedish contracted form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Bengt - Modern form of Swedish Benkt, meaning "blessed." 
Bastiaan - Short form of Dutch Sebastiaan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bartolmeu - Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Barsegh - Armenian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Balduíno - Portuguese form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Buddy - English name derived from the vocabulary, which may be an altered form of "brother" or, more likely, a variant spelling of British butty, meaning "companion." 
Babirye - African Luganda name meaning "first-born of twins."
Becky - Pet form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
Brijesh - Hindi name meaning "king of Braj." In mythology, this is another name for Krishna. 
Briscoe - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places, most of which were composed of the Old Norse elements birki "birch" and sk�gr "wood," hence "birch wood."
Beltzane - Basque name meaning "brunette."
Belenus - Celtic myth name of a god of fire and healing, derived from the root bel, meaning "shining." In the Roman period he was identified with Apollo. 
Berjanoush - Armenian name meaning "elegant and sweet-tempered."
Bernardita - Feminine form of Spanish Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bat-sheva -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Bartolomeüs -  Dutch form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bar-talmai - Aramaic name meaning "son of Talmai."
Bo-qin - Chinese name composed of the elements bo "sea" or "wave" and Qin "descendant of the Qin dynasty." 
Bärbel - German form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barakat - Arabic name meaning "blessings; gifts."
Bourkan - Arabic namemeaning "volcano."
Basya - Ashkenazic form of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Bruadair - Irish Gaelic name meaning "dream."
Behram - Variant spelling of Persian Bahram, meaning "smiter of resistance" or "victorious."
Benedikta - Swedish feminine form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Baukis - Greek name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Philemon. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes. 
Bjarni - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Blondie - English byname transferred to forename use, meaning "blonde."
Barbro - Scandinavian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Baraka - Egyptian name meaning "blessing; gift."
Beti - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock; stone." 
Bermudo - Spanish form of Visigothic Vermundo, meaning "protector of man." 
Bysshe - English surname transferred to forename use, from a variant spelling of the surname Bush, meaning "bush."
Byrghir - Old Swedish form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Byelobog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Butannaziba - African Ganda name meaning "before the night."
Bussaba - Thai name meaning "flower."
Burton - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements burh "fortress, protection" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "fortified settlement."
Burt - Short form of English Burton, meaning "fortified settlement."
Burkhard - German name composed of the elements burg "castle, fort, protection" and hard "brave, strong," hence "strong protection."
Buonfiglio - Italian name meaning "good son."
Bulut - Turkish name meaning "cloud."
Bulus - Arabic form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Bujare - Feminine form of Albanian Bujar, meaning "generous."
Budur - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning "full moon."
Bud - Short form of English Buddy, meaning "companion."
Bryony - English name derived from the flower name, a tendril-climbing, perennial herb plant. Some species are used medicinally. The name derives from Latin bryonia, from Greek bryo, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
Brynhild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brygida - Polish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bryanne - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brittani - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brita - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Brion - Variant spelling of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brigindos - Gaulish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid ("force, strength"), meaning "exalted one."
Bratislav - Serbian name composed of the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slav "glory," hence "brother of glory." 
Bradford - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and ford "ford, river crossing" hence "broad river crossing."
Brökk - Old Norse myth name of a dwarf who, along with his brother Eitri, made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer of Thor, probably derived from the Nordic element bróka, meaning "breeches."
Brídin - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Bríd, meaning "little exalted one."
Bréanainn - Old Irish Gaelic name, meaning "prince."
Boyko - Bulgarian name derived from the word bojko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Bosmat - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
Borghild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Borghildr, meaning "helpful battle maid." 
Baldor - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Balder, meaning "lord, prince."
Bátor - Hungarian form of Mongolian Baatar, meaning "warrior."
Baber - Variant spelling of Mughul Babur, meaning "lion" or "tiger."
Bernardetta - Feminine form of Italian Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Barasa - African Luyia name meaning "born on Saturday."
Beñat - Basque form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Blaise - French form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Bingen - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bariesou - Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Yesu, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
Brynmor - Welsh name meaning "great hill."
Bridgette - Variant spelling of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one."
Branwen - Welsh Arthurian legend name of the daughter of Llŷr in the Mabinogion, composed of the elements bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white," hence "fair raven." 
Blerta - Albanian name derived from the word blertë, meaning "green."
Benjamine - French feminine form of French Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
Benedictus - Late Latin name derived from the word benedicte, meaning "blessed."
Becka - Short form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
Braeden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Bar-abba - Aramaic name meaning "son of the father."
Bet - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Boutros - Variant spelling of Arabic Butrus, a form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." 
Beaumains - In Arthurian legend, this is a name given to Gareth by Sir Kay, meaning "beautiful Hands." 
Bluebell - American flower name popularin the 19th century, but rarely used today.
Bitxi - Basque name meaning "gem."
Basit - Arabic name meaning "one who enlarges."
Benoni - Anglicized form of Hebrew Ben-Owniy, meaning "son of my sorrow." In the bible, this is the name given to Benjamin by his mother Rachel as she died giving birth to him.
Bo - Chinese unisex name meaning "sea" or "waves."
Bambie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
Beth-el - Variant spelling of Hebrew Beyth-El, meaning "house of God." In the bible, this is the name of an ancient city of the Canaanites, later of the Benjamites. 
Beverly -  English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a place in Humberside composed of the Old English elements beofor "beaver" and lēac "stream," hence "beaver stream." The masculine form of the name is spelled with an extra "e"--Beverley.
Besart - Albanian name meaning "golden oath."
Baucis - Latin form of Greek Baukis, of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Philemon. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes. 
Bixintxo - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Blessing - Old English name meaning"consecration."
Benvenuto - Medieval Italian name composed of the elements bene "well" and venuto "arrived," hence "well-arrived," i.e. "welcome."
Bagatur - Georgian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Baldr - Old Norse name derived from the word baldr, meaning "lord, prince." In mythology, this is the name of the second son of Odin and Frigg. He was a god of beauty, joy, purity and peace. His death was seen as the triggering event which brought about the destruction of all the gods at Ragnarok. He was ceremonially cremated upon his ship, Hringhorni, largest of all ships ever built.
Borghildr - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjorg "help, salvation" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "helpful battle maid." In mythology, this is the name of the goddess of the evening mist who slays the sun every night. 
Brais - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Bekim - Albanian name meaning "blessing."
Blair - Scottish unisex name derived from any of a number of places in Scotland called Blair, derived from the Gaelic word blàr, meaning "field, plain," most often referring to a "battlefield." 
Batur - Turkish form of Mongolian Baatar, meaning "warrior."
Bennett - Medieval form of English Benedict, meaning "blessed." 
Babs - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Berenike - Macedonian form of Greek Pherenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
Baudouin - French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Breana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bao-zhai - Chinese name meaning "precious hairpin."
Basu - Variant form of Hindi Vasu, meaning "dweller."
Bohlale - African Sotho name meaning "wisdom."
Babajide - African Yoruba name meaning "father has come to life again."
Basia -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Basya, meaning "daughter of God."
Brenna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bar-jesus - Anglicized form of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
Bridie - Pet form of Irish Bride, meaning "exalted one."
Barb - English short form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brenda -  Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning"sword." 
Berezi - Basque name meaning "special."
Bongani - African Zulu name meaning "grateful."
Basant - Bengali form of Hindi Vasant, meaning "spring."
Betsy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Bashemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Bella - Latin name derived from the word bella, meaning "beautiful." It is the feminine form of masculine bello, meaning "handsome." 
Bathylle - French form of Old High German Balthild, meaning "bold battle."
Bitxilore - Basque form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl."
Braiden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Badriyah - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning " full moon."
Bessy - Variant spelling of English Bessie, a pet form of Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Bobbie - Pet form of English Roberta, meaning "bright fame."
Bar-yesu - Aramaic name meaning "son of Jesus."
Bernarde - Feminine form of French Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Beorhthere - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and here "army," hence "bright army."
Brodie - Modern English variant spelling of Irish Brody, meaning "ditch." 
Breixo - Galician-Portuguese form of Roman Latin Verissimus, meaning "very true."
Bunny - English pet form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bríghid - Irish name derived from Gaelic brígh, meaning "force, strength." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a goddess, the daughter of Dagda, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. She is also known by the Gaulish name Brigindos, meaning "exalted one."
Brant - Variant spelling of English Brandt, meaning "blade, sword."
Bonfilia - Feminine form of Italian Bonfilio, meaning"good daughter."
Brannon - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill." 
Brad - Short form of English names beginning with Brad-, from Old English brád, meaning "broad."
Bergdis - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and dís"goddess, woman," hence "rescue-goddess." 
Bryce - Scottish form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Briartach - Said to be a corrupted form of Irish Gaelic Muircheartach, meaning "skilled seaman." 
Breándan - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Bréanainn, meaning "prince."
Baldev - Contracted form of Hindi Baladeva, meaning "strong God."
Berdine - Contracted form of French Bernardine, meaning "bold as a bear." 
Bilhan - Hebrew name meaning "modest." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite.
Barkarne - Variant spelling of Basque Barkarna, meaning "lonely."
Baldur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince."
Bethesda - Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "flowing water" or "house of mercy." In the bible, this is the name of a pool near the sheep-gate at Jerusalem, the waters of which had curative powers. 
Beta - English name derived from the second letter of the Greek alphabet, beta, related to Hebrew bet, meaning "house." 
Bethan - Welsh form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Bea - Short form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
Barabbas - Greek form of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a captive robber whom the Jews begged Pilate to release instead of Christ.
Baraq - Hebrew name meaning "flash of lightning." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Abinoam who, incited by the prophetess Deborah, delivered the Israelites from the yoke of Jabin. 
Baraz - Persian name meaning "exalted."
Barbary - Medieval English form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
Barbie - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barbora - Czech form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barbra - English contracted form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bardolph - Anglo-Norman form of Old German Bardulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Barea - Basque name meaning "clam."
Barebra - Old Swedish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barney - English pet form of Bernard "bold as a bear" and Greek Barnabas "son of exhortation." 
Barra - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bara, meaning "to choose." Compare with masculine Barra.
Barret - English byname for a quarrelsome person. It became a surname, then transferred to a forename, derived from Middle English barat, a derivative of barater, meaning "to haggle," hence "haggler."
Barrett - Variant spelling of English Barret, meaning "haggler."
Barsabbas - Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Sabba, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." In the bible, this is the surname of a certain Joseph and Judas, mentioned in Acts 1:23 and 15:22 respectively.
Bart - Short form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartal - Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartel - Pet form of Dutch Bartolomeüs, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartholomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartholomaios - Greek form of Aramaic bar-Talmai, meaning "son of Talmai." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of one of the twelve apostles.
Bartholomeus - Dutch form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Barthomieu - Contracted form of French Provençal Bartholomieu, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bartle - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bairtliméad, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartolomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartolomeo - Italian form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartolommeo - Variant spelling of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartomeu - Catalan form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartos - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartosz - Pet form of Polish Bartłomiej, meaning "son of Talmai."
Baruch - Anglicized form of Hebrew Baruwk, meaning "blessed." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a faithful attendant of Jeremiah to whom the apocryphal Book of Baruch is ascribed.
Barunka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Baruwk - Hebrew name meaning "blessed." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a faithful attendant of Jeremiah to whom the apocryphal Book of Baruch is ascribed.
Barzig - Armenian name meaning "plain."
Barzilai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Barzillay, meaning "man of iron."
Bashkim - Albanian name meaning "alliance; union."
Basim - Arabic name meaning "smiling."
Basmat - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosmat, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
Bassam - Arabic name meaning "smiling."
Bast - Egyptian name meaning "female of the ointment jar." In mythology, this is the name of a cat-headed goddess. Originally, she was a sun goddess depicted as a lion who defended the pharaoh and, consequently, the chief god, earning her the titles "Lady of flame" and "Eye of Ra." Later, the Greeks changed her to a moon goddess. Because of the meaning of her name, she also became known as a goddess of perfumes.
Bastet - Variant spelling of Egyptian Bast, meaning "female of the ointment jar. 
Bath-sheba - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of the oath." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Uriah then later King David, and mother of Solomon. Also spelled Bat-Sheva, Bathsheba, and Bathsheva.
Bathilde - Variant spelling of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight- battle." 
Bathildis - Latinized form of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
Batilda - Swedish form of Old High German Bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
Batilde - French form of Old High German Bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
Batista - Portuguese form of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Baxter - Old English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from the word b�cestre, "female baker," the feminine form of b�cere, "(male) baker."
Bayard - Old French name derived from the word baie, meaning "reddish brown" or "bright bay color." In medieval romances, this was the name of a magic horse from the legends of the chansons de geste ("Songs of Heroic Deeds") which was given to Renaud by Charlemagne. It belonged to the four sons of Aymon, and had the ability to grow larger or smaller as one or more riders mounted it. According to tradition, one of its foot-prints may still be seen in the forest of Soignes, and another on a rock near Dinant.
Baz - Pet form of English Basil, meaning "king" or "basil (the herb)."
Bbwaddene - African Ganda name meaning "large dog."
Bearach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word biorach, meaning "sharp."
Bearnas - Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Beathag - Feminine form of Scottish Beathan, meaning "life."
Beathan - Scottish name derived from Gaelic beatha, meaning "life."
Beatrix - English form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beatriz - Spanish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beaumont - From the Old French surname, derived from a place name composed of the elements beau "beautiful" and mont "hill, mountain," hence "beautiful mountain."
Beavis - Variant spelling of English Bevis, possibly meaning "shining one."
Beitris - Scottish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bekki - Variant spelling of English Becky, meaning "ensnarer."
Belenda - Variant spelling of Danish Belinde, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Beli - Variant spelling of Welsh Bel, meaning "shining."
Belinde - Danish form of Old High German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Belinu - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bell - Variant spelling of English Belle, meaning "beautiful." 
Bellinda - English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Ben-oni - Anglicized form of Hebrew Ben-Owniy, meaning "son of my sorrow." In the bible, this is the name given to Benjamin by his mother Rachel as she died giving birth to him.
Bence - Hungarian form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bendiks - Latvian form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Benedicto - Spanish form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Benesh - Yiddish form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Beniamin - Romanian form of Greek Beniamín, meaning "son of the right hand."
Benigno - Italian form of Latin Benignus, meaning "kind."
Benignus - Late Latin name meaning "kind."
Benjamim - Portuguese form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Benneit - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Bennie - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Beorhtraed - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ræd "counsel," hence "bright counsel."
Beornheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorn "bear" and heard "brave, hardy," hence "bold as a bear."
Berach - Variant spelling of Irish Bearach, meaning "sharp."
Berengarius - Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."
Beringarius - Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."
Berit - Variant form of Norwegian Bergit, meaning "exalted one." 
Berj - Armenian name meaning "elegant."
Berkeley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements be(o)rc "birch" and leah "clearing, meadow, pasture," hence "birch tree meadow."
Berker - Turkish name meaning "solid man."
Berlin - From the German city name of uncertain etymology, possibly related to the Old Polabian stem berl-, meaning "swamp."
Bernardette - Pet form of French Bernarde, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bernardus - Latin form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Berndt - Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
Berniece - English variant spelling of Latin Bernice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bernike - Contracted form of Macedonian Greek Berenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
Bert - Modern English name derived from Old English beorht, meaning "bright." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element. 
Bertha - Old German name derived from the word berht, meaning "bright." 
Bertie - English pet form of German Bertha, meaning "bright." Compare with masculine Bertie.
Bertoldo - Italian form of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Bertolf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bertramus - Latin form of German Bertram, meaning "bright raven."
Bertrand - Medieval French form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Bertrando - Italian form of Latin Bertramus, meaning "bright raven." 
Berura - Hebrew name meaning"clean, pure."
Berwyn - Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements bàrr "head, top," and (g)wyn "fair, white," hence "fair-headed."
Besiana - Variant spelling of Albanian Besijana, meaning "oath."
Besijana - Albanian name, derived from the city name, meaning "oath."
Besin - Albanian name derived from the city name, Besiana, meaning "oath."
Betelgeuse - This is the name of the second brightest star in the constellation Orion, and one of the largest stars known; if it were put in place of our own sun, its outer surface would reach Mars. The name is a corruption of Arabic yad al-jawzā, meaning "hand of the central one." Jawza, "the central one," originally referred to the constellation Gemini, "house of the twins," but for some reason the Arabs transferred it to Orion. 
Betiko - Basque name meaning "eternal."
Bettie - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Bettino - Pet form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Bettye - Variant spelling of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath."
Bevis -  English surname transferred to forename use, probably from the Old French place name Beauvais, in Oise, France which got its name from the Belgic tribe of the Bellovaci (Belovasci) that some say is the name of the Fir Bolg (the ancient Irish "shining ones") of Celtic mythology.
Beyla - Variant spelling of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Bharat - Hindi name meaning "India," from Bharat Mata ("mother India"). In mythology she was the personification of India, and more recently considered a goddess of fertility. She is usually depicted wearing a saree and holding a flag.
Bhekizitha - African Zulu name meaning "he watches out for enemies."
Biagino - Pet form of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bidane - Basque name meaning "way."
Biddy -   Pet form of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one." It was rarely used after it acquired the negative connotation "old biddy." 
Bigvay - Hebrew name meaning "gardener, husbandman" or "in my bodies." In the bible, this is the name of a man who was a leader amongst the Babylonian exile returnees.
Bihotz - Basque name meaning "heart."
Bikendi - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bilge - Turkish name meaning "wise."
Bindy - English pet form of German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bine -   Short form of Danish Jacobine, meaning "supplanter."
Bingwen - Chinese name meaning "bright and cultivated."
Binh - Vietnamese name meaning "peace."
Binyamiyn - Older spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Biorna - Gaelic name of Nordic origin, meaning "bear."
Bipin - Bengali form of Hindi Vipin, meaning "forest."
Birghir - Old Swedish variant form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Birgita - Danish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Birgitte - Danish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Birte - Pet form of Danish Birgitte, meaning "exalted one."
Bisera - Bulgarian name derived from Slavic biser, meaning "pearl."
Bithia - Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God."
Bittor - Basque form of Latin Victor, meaning "conqueror."
Bittore - Feminine form of Basque Bittor, meaning "conqueror."
Bittori - Variant of Basque Bittore, meaning "conqueror."
Bitya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bityah, meaning "daughter of God."
Bixenta - Feminine form of Basque Bixintxo, meaning "conquering."
Bjarne - Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Bjartur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Bjorg - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorg, "to help, save," hence "rescuer, saver."
Blaanid - Manx form of Irish Gaelic Bláithín, meaning "little flower."
Blagoja - Macedonian name meaning "gentle."
Blain - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the old Scottish Gaelic personal name Bláán, meaning "little yellow one."
Blaine - Variant spelling of English Blain, meaning "little yellow one."
Blanche - French name meaning"white." 
Blanda - English name derived from Latin blanda, meaning"cherishing." 
Blanid - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
Blas - Spanish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Blasius - Roman name derived from Latin blaesus, "lisping," hence "talks with a lisp."
Blaze - Variant spelling of English Blaize, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Blerim - Albanian name meaning "verdure; greenery."
Blodeuedd - Welsh myth name, derived from the word blawd, meaning "flowers." In the Mabinogi, this is the name of a woman made from flowers who was the lover of Goronwy. After she killed her husband and was transformed into an owl, her name was changed to Blodeuwedd. 
Blodeuwedd - Welsh myth name, derived from proto-Celtic *blāto-weid-ā meaning "wild feminine (spirit)." In the Mabinogi, this is the name of a woman made from flowers who was the lover of Goronwy. This is the name of Blodeuedd after she killed her husband and was transformed into an owl.
Blodwedd - Variant spelling of Welsh Blodeuwedd, meaning "wild feminine (spirit)."
Blodwen - Welsh name meaning "white flower." 
Blossom - 19th century pet name derived from Old English blōstm, meaning "flowers on a fruit-tree (or ornamental tree)."
Bluma - Yiddish name meaning "flower." Also spelled Blume.
Blume - Variant form of Yiddish Bluma, meaning "flower."
Blythe - Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
Bobbi - Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 
Bogatyr - Russian form of Turkish Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Baldewin - Variant spelling of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bogdana - Feminine form of Slavic Bogdan, meaning "gift from God." 
Bogomil - Bulgarian form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Bogomir - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and mir "peace," hence "God-peace."
Bogoris - Tatar nickname meaning "small."
Bogumila - Feminine form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Bohater - Polish form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bohumil - Czech and Slovak form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Bohumila - Czech and Slovak form of Slavic Bogumila, meaning "God-favor."
Boika - Бойка): Feminine form of Bulgarian Boiko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Boiko - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." In use by the Romani.
Boipuso - African Sotho name meaning "freedom; independence."
Bojan - Serbian and Slovene form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Bolek - Pet form of Polish Bolesław, meaning "large glory."
Boleslava - Feminine form of Slavic Boleslav, meaning "large glory." In use by the Russians.
Bonaventure - Variant spelling of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Bonduca - English variant form of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Bonfilio - Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
Bonifacy - Polish form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bopha - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "flower."
Borislava - Feminine form of Slavic Borislav, meaning "battle glory." In use by the Bulgarians and Russians.
Borya - Pet form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Borysko - Ukrainian form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Bosma - Hebrew name meaning "perfumed."
Bosse - Pet form of Swedish Bo, meaning "householder."
Bothild - Swedish form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Botilda - Latin form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Botros - Variant spelling of Arabic Boutros, a form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." 
Botum - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "princess."
Boudewijn - Dutch form of Old High German Baldwin, meaning "brave friend."
Boudica - This is the name of a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people who led an army against Roman invaders, meaning "victory."
Boudicca - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Boulos - Variant spelling of Arabic Bulus, a form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Bozhidar - Bulgarian form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Bradburn - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brad "broad" and burna "stream," hence "broad stream."
Brahim - Possibly an Albanian form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
Brahma - Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit root bŗh, meaning "to enlarge, to swell," hence "the creator." Not to be confused with the Buddhist Brahma whose name was borrowed from Hinduism but whose god has nothing in common with the Hindu god. In Hinduism, Brahma is a member of a Trinity called Trimurti, the other two members being Vishnu "the preserver" and Shiva "the destroyer." Brahma is also called Nabhija "navel-born" and Kanja "water-born."
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, meaning "broad-chested." 
Bram -  Short form of Hebrew Abram "father of elevation" and Abraham "father of a multitude."
Bran -   Irish name meaning "raven." In mythology (from Voyage of Bran), this is the name of a mariner who went on a quest to the Other World.
Branda - Feminine form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "sword."
Branden - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill."
Brandr - Old Norse name derived from the word brand "blade, sword," a derivative of brinnan meaning "to flash."
Brangwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Branislav - Serbian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Branko - Pet form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector."
Branwenn - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Brayden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Breeda - Anglicized form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Breindel - Yiddish name meaning "brunette."
Brenden - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Brennan - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin, "descendant of Braonán," hence "little drop." 
Brennius - Latin form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brennus - Old Celtic name and title, meaning "king." 
Brent - English surname transferred to forename use having several possible origins:  From an Old English byname for a criminal who had been "branded." For example, the surname Brendcheke "burned cheek" came from such a byname. 
Bret - Variant spelling of English Brett, meaning "a Breton." 
Brickel - South German byname related to the word bröckel, a diminutive of brocken "chunk," hence "little chunk," denoting a short stocky person.
Brier - Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."
Brigantia -  Name of the tutelarygoddess of the Brigantes (British Celts) from which the mythic Irish Bríghid, daughter of Dagda, is probably an offshoot.
Brigida - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brigita - Latvian and Slovene form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Brigitta - Older form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Brigitte - French and German form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Britannia - Latin name for the personification of the British Empire, meaning "Britain."
Britt - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brittania - Variant spelling of Latin Britannia, meaning "Britain."
Brittny - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brizio - Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
Broderick - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, meaning "reddish-brown." 
Brody - Irish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "ditch." 
Bronislava - Feminine form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." In use by the Russians.
Bronislovas - Lithuanian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Bronius - Pet form of Lithuanian Bronislovas, meaning "glorious protector."
Bronwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted." 
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Brooks - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "of the brook."
Brose - Short form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."
Bruadar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadair, meaning "dream." 
Bruin - Dutch form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Bruna - Feminine form of German Bruno, meaning "brown." 
Brunilda - Italian and Spanish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brunnhilde - Variant form of Old High German Brunhild, meaning "armored warrior woman."
Bruns - Variant form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Bryana - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bryant - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brychan - Welsh myth name of the father of Eleri, derived from the word brych, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brynhildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brynne - Feminine form of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bryon - Variant spelling of English Bryan, meaning "high hill."
Bsag - Armenian name meaning "crown."
Buck - From the American English pet name for a "high-spirited young man," from the vocabulary word buck, meaning  "male deer or goat."
Budde - African Ganda name meaning "night; occasion; time; weather."
Buddha - Buddhist title given to anyone who has become fully enlightened, has overcome greed, ignorance, hate, etc, and has become liberated from all suffering, meaning "awakened, enlightened." The most famous Buddha was Gautama Buddha.
Buduica - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Buikhu - Egyptian name meaning "the best."
Bujar - Albanian name meaning "generous."
Bujune - African Nyoro name meaning "sorrow." This name is sometimes given to a child born during time of sorrow.
Burim - Albanian name meaning "fountain; the source."
Burney - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna "son of Biorna," hence "bear."
Buru - African Shona name meaning "bull."
Busiris - Egyptian name of a king who killed visitors to his city, meaning "temple of Osiris."
Butch - Originally a short from of the occupational surname Butcher. Later it was used to address a stranger in a sort of derogatory manner. For example, "Listen here, Butch..."
Butrus - Arabic form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Buz - Anglicized form of Hebrew Buwz, meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Byrne - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin "descendant of Bran," hence "raven."
Bapoto - African Zezuru name meaning "born amidst noise/quarreling."
Bogoslav - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and slav "glory," hence "God-glory."
Branca - Galician-Portuguese form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Barbe - French form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brynhildr - Old Norse legend name from the Nibelungenlied, of a queen of the Valkyries, composed of the elements brynja "armor, coat of mail" and hildr "battle, fight" hence "armored warrior woman."
Bernie - Pet form of English Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bercu - Turkish name meaning "sweet-smelling."
Blanka - Czech and Polish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Blanch - English variant spelling of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Blancheflor - Old French and Middle English form of French Blancheflour, meaning"white flower."
Bernhardt - Variant spelling of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Baruna - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bandi - Pet form of Hungarian András, meaning "man; warrior."
Babette - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Brigham - English surname transferred to forename use, from a place name composed of the Old English elements brycg "bridge" and ham "homestead," hence "homestead by the bridge."
Borvo - A sobriquet for the Celtic sun god Belenus, meaning "heat." As Belenus Borvo, he was "shining heat."
Berna - Turkish name meaning "young."
Breno - Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Basir - Arabic name meaning "wise."
Barnebhuah -  Aramaic name composed of the elements bar "son of" and nebiy "prophet, speaker," hence meaning "son of exhortation." 
Biti - Egyptian name meaning "king of the north."
Bilyana - Bulgarian form of Serbian Biljana, meaning "herb."
Behar - Albanian name meaning "summer."
Baghatur - From an old Mongolian term for a "hero" or "warrior." 
Blake - Old English byname for a person having unusually dark or light hair or skin. It later became a surname then a popular forename. It comes from two Old English words: 1) bl�c "black," and, 2) blāc "white." It can therefore mean either "black" or "white." 
Bo-jing - Chinese name composed of bo "sea" or "waves" and jing "capital (city)."
Bilal - Arabic name meaning "moistening." 
Bron - Short form of Welsh Bronwen, meaning "fair-breasted."
Belun - Variant form of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Boian - Slavic name derived from the word boi, meaning "battle," hence "warrior." In use by the Romanians.
Brictius - Variant spelling of Latin Bricius, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled."
Balios - Greek name meaning "dappled, piebald." In mythology, this is the name of one of two immortal horses (the other named Xanthos) who drew the chariot of Achilles during the Trojan war. They were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and the west wind Zephyros.
Benedito - Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Briony - Variant spelling of English Bryony, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
Balius - Latin form of Greek Balios, meaning "dappled, piebald." In mythology, this is the name of one of two immortal horses (the other named Xanthos) who drew the chariot of Achilles during the Trojan war. They were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and the west wind Zephyros.
Babatunde - African Yoruba name meaning "father has returned."
Boyan - Bulgarian form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Brina -  Yiddish name meaning "brown."
Blodeuyn - Welsh name derived from the word blawd, meaning "flower."
Bastian - Short form of English Sebastian, meaning "from Sebaste."
Brendan -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Basima - Feminine form of Arabic Basim, meaning "smiling."
Bakene - Basque name meaning "peace."
Braden - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bradain, meaning "descendant of Bradán," hence "salmon."
Brongwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements bron "breast" and (g)wen "fair, white, holy," hence "fair-breasted."
Benito - Contracted form of Spanish Benedicto, meaning "blessed." 
Blerina - Variant form of Albanian Blerta, meaning "green." 
Bakchos - Greek name derived from the word iacho, meaning "to shout," i.e. "noisy, riotous." In mythology, this is a name applied to Dionysos, a god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. 
Bernardo -  Italian and Spanish form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Batya - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God."
Blanca - Spanish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Boyka - Бойка): Feminine form of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Belgin - Turkish name meaning "clear."
Basajaun - Basque folklore name composed of the elements baso "woods" and jaun "lord," hence "lord of the woods." 
Brunhild - Old High German form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Berengari - Short form of Latin Berengaria, meaning "bear-spear."
Barak - Greek form of Hebrew Baraq, meaning "flash of lightning." In the bible, this is the name of a commander of the Israelites. 
Bendt - Danish short form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed." 
Bertilda - Old German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and hild "battle," hence "bright battle maid."
Boyana - Feminine form of Bulgarian Boyan, meaning "warrior."
Bylun - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Barry - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed." 
Bautista - Spanish equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Baiard - Old French name derived from the word baiard, meaning "foolhardy." In medieval romances, this was the name of a magic horse from the legends of the chansons de geste ("Songs of Heroic Deeds") which was given to Renaud by Charlemagne. It belonged to the four sons of Aymon, and had the ability to grow larger or smaller as one or more of the four sons mounted it. According to tradition, one of its foot-prints may still be seen in the forest of Soignes, and another on a rock near Dinant. 
Bared - Armenian name meaning "marshal."
Bahati -  African Swahili word and namemeaning "luck; good fortune."
Betisa - Basque name meaning "unending."
Babieca - Spanish name meaning "a simpleton; stupid." This wasthe name of the white Andalusian steed belonging to El Cid. According to legend, Babieca was frail and wild and when El Cid chose her, his godfather exclaimed"Babieca!" and so this became his name. But Babieca was notstupid; he became a great and famous warhorse and El Cid loved him so much herequested that he be buried with him in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardena. Unfortunately, his wish was not granted; instead Babieca was buried before the gate of the monastery and two elms were planted to mark the site.
Belén - Spanish name for Bethlehem also used as a personal name, meaning "house of bread."
Börje - Swedish form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 
Balázs - Hungarian form of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bradán - Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "salmon."
Brádach - Gaelic name, possibly from a contracted form of brághadach, meaning "large-chested."
Bonifác - Czech form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bożydar - Polish form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Blažej - Czech form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bláthnaid - Variant form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
Bláán - Scottish name composed of Gaelic blá "yellow" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little yellow one."
Bjørg - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 
Björghildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Borghildr, meaning "helping battle maid." 
Bergljót - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and ljótr "bright, light," hence "rescue light." 
Bergþórr - Old Norse composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and Þórr "Thor," hence "rescue-Thor."
Beltrán - Spanish form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Bartolomé - Spanish form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Barnabé - French form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Barabba - Variant spelling of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father."
Bar-tolmay - Variant form of Aramaic bar-Talmai, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bar-timay - Aramaic name, possibly meaning "son of defilement" or "son of a whore."
Bar-sabba - Aramaic name, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." 
Barčinka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bar - Element found in a great manyAramaic names, meaning "son of."
Baptist - English form of French Baptiste, meaning "baptist."
Bamidele - African Yoruba name meaning "follow me home."
Balfour - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Gaelic elements bail "farm, house, village," and p�ir "grass, pasture," hence "farm pasture; grazing land."
Balere - Basque form of Roman Latin Valerie, meaning "strong."
Baldwin - English form of French Baldoin, meaning "brave friend."
Baldric - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "power, rule," hence "bold ruler."
Baldoin - Old French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Baldhild - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and hild "battle," hence "bold battle."
Balder - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Odin and Frigg.
Baldawin - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold" and wini "friend," hence "brave friend."
Balarama - Hindi myth name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna, composed of the Sanskrit elements bala "strength" and rama "pleasing," hence "strongly pleasing."
Bakarne - Feminine form of Basque Bakar, meaning "alone."
Bailey - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
Baile - Yiddish form of Hebrew Bilhah, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Baiardo - Variant spelling of Spanish Bajardo, meaning "bay color."  
Bai - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "pure, white" or 2) "many, hundred."
Bahiti - Egyptian name meaning "fortune."
Baghadur - Variant spelling of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Badr - Arabic unisex name meaning "full moon."
Bacchus - Latin form of Greek Bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous." In Roman mythology, this is a name applied to Dionysos (Roman Liber), a god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. 
Babur - Mughul form of Persian Babar, meaning "lion" or "tiger."  This was the name of the first Mughal emperor of medieval India.
Ba - Vietnamese name meaning "three; third."
Bözsi - Pet form of Hungarian Erzsébet, meaning "God is my oath."
Bóthildr - Old Norse name composed of the elements bót "bettering, compensation, remedy," and hildr "battle," hence "battle of revenge."
Bénézet - French Provençal form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bénédicte - Feminine form of French Bénédict, meaning "blessed." 
Bébinn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Báirbre - Irish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Benoît - Old French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bion - Greek name derived from the word bios meaning "life."
Bathsheva - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Birger - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bergr, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Bairtliméad - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Banafrit - Egyptian name meaning "beautiful soul."
Baruška - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bálint - Hungarian form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Bharata - Hindi name meaning "to be maintained." In mythology, this is the name of the second brother of Lord Rama.
Bathilda - Variant spelling of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
Bartó - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Björne - Pet form of Swedish Björn, meaning "bear."
Basilius - Latin form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king."
Basmath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Esau, and a daughter of Solomon.
Basil -  English form of French Basile, meaning "king." Also sometimes given as an herb name.
Bibiñe - Basque form of Vivian, meaning "alive; animated; lively."
Baibin - Pet form of Irish Báirbre, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bathild - Old High German name composed of the elements batu "fight, thrust" and hild "battle," hence "fight-battle." 
Bihar - Basque name meaning "tomorrow."
Bartolomĕj - Czech form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Benoîte - Feminine form of French Benoît, meaning "blessed."
Berenice - Latin form of Macedonian Greek Berenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
Bronisława - Feminine form of Polish Bronisław, meaning "glorious protector."
Bogumił - Polish form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Berengaria - Feminine form of Latin Beringarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bogusław - Polish form of Slavic Bogoslav, meaning "God-glory."
Boipelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "proud."
Boitumelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "joy."
Bolesław - Polish form of Slavic Boleslav, meaning "large glory."
Bolivar - Castilian form of Spanish Bolívar, meaning "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
Bonifacio - Italian form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Béďa - Pet form of Czech Bedřich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Bedřich - Czech form of German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Bedřišek - Pet form of Czech Bedřich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Bora - Turkish name meaning "hurricane."
Bela - Hebrew name meaning "destruction." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Edom.
Božidar - Czech form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Benedict - English form of French Bénédict, meaning "blessed." 
Brahim - Arabic form of Hebrew Abraham,meaning "father of a multitude." 
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, possibly meaning "large-chested." 
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Brandi - Pet form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Benj�min - Hungarian form of Greek Beniamín, meaning "son of the right hand."
Baako - African Akan unisex name meaning "born first."
Baal zebul - Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, possibly meaning "lord or possessor of the high place."
Brenin llwyd - Welsh myth name of a being believed to inhabit the mountains of Snowdonia, composed of the names Brenin "king" and Llwyd "gray-haired," hence "grey-haired king."
Báb - Arabic name meaning "gate." 
Bab -   Armenian name meaning "grandfather."
Babe - This was once a popular American English pet name for athletes, especially in the early 1900s, before and after Babe Ruth. Compare with feminine Babe.
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Babieca - Spanish name meaning "a simpleton; stupid." This wasthe name of the white Andalusian steed belonging to El Cid. According to legend, Babieca was frail and wild and when El Cid chose her, his godfather exclaimed"Babieca!" and so this became his name. But Babieca was notstupid; he became a great and famous warhorse and El Cid loved him so much herequested that he be buried with him in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardena. Unfortunately, his wish was not granted; instead Babieca was buried before the gate of the monastery and two elms were planted to mark the site.
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Badr - Arabic unisex name meaning "full moon."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bahadur (persian - بهادر): Hindi and Persian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Berengar - Italian form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bai - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "pure, white" or 2) "many, hundred."
Bailey - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
Bara - Hebrew name meaning "to choose."
Bailie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Brógán - Old Gaelic name composed of the word br�g "shoe," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little shoe."
Baily - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Bronisław - Polish form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Barbára - Icelandic form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barbara - Greek name derived from the feminine form of the word barbaros, once used to refer to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners which sounded like "bar-bar" to the Greeks, hence "foreign; strange." 
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Bala - Hindi unisex name meaning "young."
Bernat - Catalan form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bogumiła - Feminine form of Polish Bogumił, meaning "God-favor."
Bernat -  Basque form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bogusława - Feminine form of Polish Bogusław, meaning "God-glory."
Berry -  Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed." Compare with feminine Berry.
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Balduino - Spanish form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bertie - Pet form of English Bert, meaning "bright." Compare with feminine Bertie.
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bolesława - Feminine form of Polish Bolesław, meaning "large glory."
Basma - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosma, meaning perfumed."
Bambi - English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
Borbála - Hungarian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bambie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
Božena - Feminine form of Czech Božidar, meaning "divine gift."
Beata - Polish name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Barnabas - Greek form of Aramaic Barnebhuah, meaning "son of exhortation." In the bible, this is a surname given to Joses by the apostles. He was a native of Cyprus who was a Christian teacher and disciple of Paul.
Beatrice -  Italian form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Barra - Short form of Gaelic Fionnbarra, meaning "fair-headed." Compare with feminine Barra.
Björn - Swedish form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Bartłomiej - Polish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Blair - Scottish unisex name derived from any of a number of places in Scotland called Blair, derived from the Gaelic word blàr, meaning "field, plain," most often referring to a "battlefield." 
Brina - Slovene name meaning "protector."
Błažej - Polish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bliss - Old English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word bliss, meaning "joy; happiness." 
Blythe - Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
Bo (chinese - 波): Chinese unisex name meaning "sea" or "waves."
Bobbi - Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 

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