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Names starting with B

Besart - Albanian name meaning "golden oath."
Braiden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Braonán - Gaelic name composed of the elements braon "drop, moisture," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little drop."
Benipé - Egyptian name meaning "iron."
Boipuso - African Sotho name meaning "freedom; independence."
Beatriz - Spanish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bjorn - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorn, meaning "bear."
Belenos - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
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.
Bai - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "pure, white" or 2) "many, hundred."
Bernhard - Old High German name composed of the elements bero "bear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "bold as a bear."
Bielobog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Brooks - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "of the brook."
Buwz - Hebrew name meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Bengt - Modern form of Swedish Benkt, meaning "blessed." 
Bora -   Albanian name meaning "snow."
Blaze - Variant spelling of English Blaize, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
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." 
Bláithín - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word blath "flower" with added diminutive suffix, meaning "little flower."
Blanca - Spanish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Blanch - English variant spelling of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Blanche - French name meaning"white." 
Blancheflor - Old French and Middle English form of French Blancheflour, meaning"white flower."
Blanda - English name derived from Latin blanda, meaning"cherishing." 
Blandina - Chamoru name meaning"blond." 
Blanid - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
Bekki - Variant spelling of English Becky, meaning "ensnarer."
Brangwy - Variant spelling of Welsh Brangwen, meaning "fair raven."
Batsheba - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bathsheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Brigonos - Old Celtic name meaning "high hill."
Bo-jing - Chinese name composed of bo "sea" or "waves" and jing "capital (city)."
Beula - Variant spelling of Hebrew Beulah, meaning "she who is married."
Brutus - Roman Latin name meaning "heavy" or "the dullard." In use by the English.
Burke - Variant spelling of German Burk, meaning "castle, fort, protection."
Brynne - Feminine form of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
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. 
Brynhildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Barb - English short form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Boika - Бойка): Feminine form of Bulgarian Boiko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Badouagan - Armenian name meaning "honorable."
Bar-talmai - Aramaic name meaning "son of Talmai."
Boiany - Ukrainian form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Babak - Persian name meaning "little father."
Boyana - Feminine form of Bulgarian Boyan, meaning "warrior."
Behnam - Persian name meaning "reputable."
Boadicea - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Bazak - Hebrew name meaning "flash of light."
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
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.
Bonifacy - Polish form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Borghild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Borghildr, meaning "helpful battle maid." 
Benedykta - Feminine form of Polish Benedykt, meaning "blessed."
Bengolarrea - Basque name meaning "land of the blessed."
Buck - From the American English pet name for a "high-spirited young man," from the vocabulary word buck, meaning  "male deer or goat."
Bathylle - French form of Old High German Balthild, meaning "bold battle."
Bellinus - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bisera - Bulgarian name derived from Slavic biser, meaning "pearl."
Belus - Contracted form of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Boudica - This is the name of a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people who led an army against Roman invaders, meaning "victory."
Beáta - Hungarian name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Basant - Bengali form of Hindi Vasant, meaning "spring."
Breeda - Anglicized form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Beelzebul - Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, meaning "lord of dung."
Berezi - Basque name meaning "special."
Bogatyr - Russian form of Turkish Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bunny - English pet form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bercu - Turkish name meaning "sweet-smelling."
Berta - Czech and Polish form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
Brodie - Modern English variant spelling of Irish Brody, meaning "ditch." 
Baber - Variant spelling of Mughul Babur, meaning "lion" or "tiger."
Binyamiyn - Older spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bes - Egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning "brings joy."
Baldewin - Variant spelling of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Boitumelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "joy."
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. 
Basira - Feminine form of Arabic Basir, meaning "wise."
Bobby - Pet form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
Béatrice - French form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Berdine - Contracted form of French Bernardine, meaning "bold as a bear." 
Batildis - Variant spelling of Latin Bathildis, meaning "fight-battle."
Brunhilde - Danish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Burbuqe - Albanian name meaning "bud; sprout."
Bijoy - Variant form of Hindi Bijay, meaning "victory." 
Bina - Hebrew name meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
Babirye - African Luganda name meaning "first-born of twins."
Bane - Hawaiian name meaning "long-awaited child."
Bine -   Short form of Danish Jacobine, meaning "supplanter."
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."
Bobbie - Pet form of English Roberta, meaning "bright fame."
Bonita - Spanish name meaning "pretty."
Bipin - Bengali form of Hindi Vipin, meaning "forest."
Brenna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bryant - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bergþórr - Old Norse composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and Þórr "Thor," hence "rescue-Thor."
Billie - Feminine form of English Billy, meaning "will-helmet."
Barnaby - Old English form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Berenike - Macedonian form of Greek Pherenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
Bethan - Welsh form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Bonnie - English name derived from the Scottish word bonnie "pretty." 
Basu - Variant form of Hindi Vasu, meaning "dweller."
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.
Blaise - French form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Barthold - Variant spelling of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Bo-hai - Chinese name meaning "sea gulf" or "waves of the gulf."
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. 
Bruatar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadar, meaning "dream."
Benjie - Pet form of English Benjamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bernadine - Contracted form of French Bernardine, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bára - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bláthnat - Irish Gaelic name meaning "little flower." In mythology, this is the name of a maiden who loved Cúchulainn, the hero of Ulster. 
Berend - Low German form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Batilde - French form of Old High German Bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
Bell - Variant spelling of English Belle, meaning "beautiful." 
Bakar - Basque name meaning "alone."
Borvo - A sobriquet for the Celtic sun god Belenus, meaning "heat." As Belenus Borvo, he was "shining heat."
Barabal - Scottish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Baldhild - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and hild "battle," hence "bold battle."
Briallen - Welsh name meaning "primrose."
Bice - Pet form of Italian Beatrice, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Brittney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Bartholomieu - French Provençal form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Baldwin - English form of French Baldoin, meaning "brave friend."
Bojidar - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Bozhidar, meaning "divine gift."
Brannon - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill." 
Bibi - From a French word used as a term of endearment, meaning "bauble, toy."
Bubu - Egyptian name meaning "gives light."
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."
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.
Bonny - Variant spelling of English Bonnie, meaning both "good" and "pretty."
Bobbi - Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 
Basmat - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosmat, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
Bernádett - Feminine form of Hungarian Bernát, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bakari - Egyptian name meaning "noble oath."
Baqir - Arabic name meaning "to rip open."
Benedicta - Feminine form of Latin Benedictus,meaning "blessed." 
Baylee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Brenden - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Burt - Short form of English Burton, meaning "fortified settlement."
Bruin - Dutch form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Bea - Short form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
Boniface - Short form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." In use by the French and occasionally the English.
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. 
Brianne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Betrys - Welsh form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Betisa - Basque name meaning "unending."
Betsy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
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.
Brygida - Polish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bariesous - Variant spelling of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus."
Bert - Modern English name derived from Old English beorht, meaning "bright." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element. 
Bankole - Egyptian name meaning "help me to build the house."
Bryanne - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Berjanoush - Armenian name meaning "elegant and sweet-tempered."
Bruno - German name derived from the word braun, meaning "brown." In use by the English.
Bayla - Variant spelling of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Bich - Vietnamese name meaning "jade." 
Blejan - Cornish name meaning "flower."
Babette - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Brittny - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Biti - Egyptian name meaning "king of the north."
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."
Berhtram - Contracted form of Old High German Berahthraben, meaning "bright raven."
Batya - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God."
Bartos - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
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."
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. 
Brychan - Welsh myth name of the father of Eleri, derived from the word brych, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bath-shuwa - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of wealth." In the bible, this is another name Bath-Sheba is known by.
Badr - Arabic unisex name meaning "full moon."
Bongani - African Zulu name meaning "grateful."
Bonifaz - German form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bernetta - Pet form of French Bernadine, meaning "bringer of victory."
Benedykt - Polish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Bar - Element found in a great manyAramaic names, meaning "son of."
Beileag - Pet form of Scottish Iseabail, meaning "God is my oath."
Belbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Billy - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Bartomeu - Catalan form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Belén - Spanish name for Bethlehem also used as a personal name, meaning "house of bread."
Buikhu - Egyptian name meaning "the best."
Berkant - Turkish name meaning "solid oath."
Bernát - Hungarian form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Barkarna - Basque name meaning "lonely."
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.
Beorhtraed - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ræd "counsel," hence "bright counsel."
Bandi - Pet form of Hungarian András, meaning "man; warrior."
Briartach - Said to be a corrupted form of Irish Gaelic Muircheartach, meaning "skilled seaman." 
Bence - Hungarian form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bar-sabba - Aramaic name, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." 
Brava - Esperanto name meaning "brave."
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.
Beatrycze - Polish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Bronislovas - Lithuanian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Braden - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bradain, meaning "descendant of Bradán," hence "salmon."
Branwenn - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Berengária - Feminine form of Spanish Berenguer, meaning "bear-spear."
Baibin - Pet form of Irish Báirbre, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barebra - Old Swedish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bunko - Japanese name meaning "literary child."
Barry - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed." 
Bernhardt - Variant spelling of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Baudouin - French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Breann - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bidane - Basque name meaning "way."
Bernardetta - Feminine form of Italian Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bayardo - Variant spelling of Spanish Bajardo, meaning "bay color." 
Botum - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "princess."
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. 
Bronwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted." 
Benita - Feminine form of Spanish Benito, meaning "blessed."
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.
Bahija - Feminine form of Arabic Bahij, meaning "happy."
Babe - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange." Compare with masculine Babe.
Bergdis - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and dís"goddess, woman," hence "rescue-goddess." 
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.
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.
Bailey - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
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. 
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Bennett - Medieval form of English Benedict, meaning "blessed." 
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. 
Bendt - Danish short form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed." 
Borya - Pet form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Bartolomé - Spanish form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
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.
Brenno - Gaulish form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
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. 
Blossom - 19th century pet name derived from Old English blōstm, meaning "flowers on a fruit-tree (or ornamental tree)."
Brandie - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Betuel - Variant spelling of English Bethuel, meaning "God destroys" or "man of God."
Bamidele - African Yoruba name meaning "follow me home."
Bogdana - Feminine form of Slavic Bogdan, meaning "gift from God." 
Bindy - English pet form of German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
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." 
Berahthraben - Old High German name composed of the elements beraht "bright" and hraban "raven," hence "bright raven."
Bairre - Old form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed."
Baruna - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bronwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted."
Brigit - Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Bride - Modern form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Bella - Latin name derived from the word bella, meaning "beautiful." It is the feminine form of masculine bello, meaning "handsome." 
Ben - Short form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed." 
Bergit - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Berjouhi - Armenian name meaning "elegant lady."
Bogomila - Feminine form of Bulgarian Bogomil, meaning "God-favor."
Blythe - Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
Bethanie - English form of Greek Bethania, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
Barnabás - Hungarian form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Bathilda - Variant spelling of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
Bendiks - Latvian form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Benedikte - Norwegian feminine form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Blaize - English variant spelling of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Berna - Turkish name meaning "young."
Bakr - Arabic name meaning "young camel."
Baile - Yiddish form of Hebrew Bilhah, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Bethia - Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God." This was the original name of the H.M.A.V. Bounty.
Bojan - Serbian and Slovene form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
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.
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..."
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."
Bailie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Barbie - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
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. 
Benzecry - Hebrew patronymic name meaning "son of Zechariah."
Barasa - African Luyia name meaning "born on Saturday."
Binah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bina, meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
Brangwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Brickel - South German byname related to the word bröckel, a diminutive of brocken "chunk," hence "little chunk," denoting a short stocky person.
Baldev - Contracted form of Hindi Baladeva, meaning "strong God."
Basma - Arabic name meaning "smile."
Burkhard - German name composed of the elements burg "castle, fort, protection" and hard "brave, strong," hence "strong protection."
Benjy - Pet form of English Benjamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bihar - Basque name meaning "tomorrow."
Betiko - Basque name meaning "eternal."
Boyka - Бойка): Feminine form of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Bityah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God."
Beringar - Old German name composed of the elements berin "bear" and ger "spear," hence "bear-spear."
Bonaventure - Variant spelling of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Barrie - Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed."
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. 
Bjartr - Old Norse name derived from the word bjartr, meaning "bright."
Bathild - Old High German name composed of the elements batu "fight, thrust" and hild "battle," hence "fight-battle." 
Biljana - Serbian name meaning "herb."
Birgitte - Danish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Beorhthere - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and here "army," hence "bright army."
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.
Bárbara - Portuguese form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Belun - Variant form of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
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." 
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.
Benigna - Feminine form of Italian Benigno, meaning "kind."
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.
Becci - Pet form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
Bhekizitha - African Zulu name meaning "he watches out for enemies."
Benito - Contracted form of Spanish Benedicto, meaning "blessed." 
Bjorg - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorg, "to help, save," hence "rescuer, saver."
Baldomero - Spanish name composed of the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and meri "famous," hence "bold and famous."
Benet -   Catalan form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Barnabé - French form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
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).
Bertrando - Italian form of Latin Bertramus, meaning "bright raven." 
Bixenta - Feminine form of Basque Bixintxo, meaning "conquering."
Bakene - Basque name meaning "peace."
Benedikta - Swedish feminine form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Beorhtwulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."
Belinda - Possibly a contracted form of Old High German Betlinde, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Basileus - Variant form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king." 
Bambi - English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
Barbro - Scandinavian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Byrghir - Old Swedish form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Barbary - Medieval English form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
Bahij - Arabic name meaning "happy."
Benyamin - Variant spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand." 
Bros - Hebrew name meaning "cypress tree."
Blaanid - Manx form of Irish Gaelic Bláithín, meaning "little flower."
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." 
Blessing - Old English name meaning"consecration."
Borys - Polish form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Bogdan - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and dan "gift," hence "gift from God." In use by the Bulgarians.
Batur - Turkish form of Mongolian Baatar, meaning "warrior."
Berenguer - Spanish form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Besmir - Albanian name meaning "has good faith."
Basile - French form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Britton - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Britain."
Bab - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Babesne - Basque name meaning "protection."
Bergþóra - Feminine form of Old Norse Bergþórr, meaning "rescue-Thor."
Baiardo - Variant spelling of Spanish Bajardo, meaning "bay color."  
Benedita - Feminine form of Portuguese Benedito, meaning "blessed."
Benayahu - Variant form of Hebrew Benayah, meaning "God has built." This form of the name also appears in the Old Testament bible.
Bianca - Italian form of French Blanche, meaning "white." 
Brianna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Berit - Variant form of Norwegian Bergit, meaning "exalted one." 
Bar-abba - Aramaic name meaning "son of the father."
Bagatur - Georgian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Bogoslav - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and slav "glory," hence "God-glory."
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. 
Beniamin - Romanian form of Greek Beniamín, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bylun - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Bertilda - Old German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and hild "battle," hence "bright battle maid."
Bessie - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Bruna - Feminine form of German Bruno, meaning "brown." 
Bosse - Pet form of Swedish Bo, meaning "householder."
Bertók - Hungarian form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven."
Beltzane - Basque name meaning "brunette."
Babar - Persian name meaning "lion" or "tiger." 
Bulus - Arabic form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Berndt - Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
Besiana - Variant spelling of Albanian Besijana, meaning "oath."
Berk - Turkish name meaning "solid, strong." 
Balendin - Basque form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Benedetta - Feminine form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Bithiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Beatrise - Latvian form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Besnik - Albanian name meaning "faithful; loyal." In use by the Romani.
Badriyah - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning " full moon."
Bennet - Variant spelling of English Bennett, meaning "blessed."
Bariş - Turkish name meaning "peace."
Birghir - Old Swedish variant form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Boudewijn - Dutch form of Old High German Baldwin, meaning "brave friend."
Bujune - African Nyoro name meaning "sorrow." This name is sometimes given to a child born during time of sorrow.
Bertramus - Latin form of German Bertram, meaning "bright raven."
Bud - Short form of English Buddy, meaning "companion."
Bithyah - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Bahiti - Egyptian name meaning "fortune."
Bo-qin - Chinese name composed of the elements bo "sea" or "wave" and Qin "descendant of the Qin dynasty." 
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Boyan - Bulgarian form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Barthomieu - Contracted form of French Provençal Bartholomieu, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bertram - Modern German form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Basit - Arabic name meaning "one who enlarges."
Bengta - Feminine form of Swedish Bengt, meaning "blessed." 
Belita - English name composed of Latin bella "beautiful" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little beauty." 
Becka - Short form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
Borbala - Russian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Berker - Turkish name meaning "solid man."
Bjarne - Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Bonifatius - Latin name composed of the elements bonum "good" and fatum "destiny, fate," hence "good destiny/fate."
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.
Barnard - From the English surname Barnard, which is a variant spelling of Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Braheem - Variant spelling of Arabic Brahim, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Blagoja - Macedonian name meaning "gentle."
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Benjamim - Portuguese form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bjarni - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Bethney - Variant spelling of English Bethany, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
Bjarte - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Bosede - African Tiv name meaning "born on Sunday."
Bar-tolmay - Variant form of Aramaic bar-Talmai, meaning "son of Talmai."
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."
Benignus - Late Latin name meaning "kind."
Bernadette - Contracted form of French Bernardette, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bess - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Bitxilore - Basque form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl."
Bardulf - Contracted form of German Bardawulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bialbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Bénédict - French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Basia -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Basya, meaning "daughter of God."
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.
Behar - Albanian name meaning "summer."
Barbora - Czech form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Berhtulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements berht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh, meaning "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Brandi - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Bermudo - Spanish form of Visigothic Vermundo, meaning "protector of man." 
Bittori - Variant of Basque Bittore, meaning "conqueror."
Baruti - Egyptian name meaning "teacher."
Bent - Variant spelling of Danish Bendt, meaning "blessed."
Besin - Albanian name derived from the city name, Besiana, meaning "oath."
Beryl -  English gem name meaning "beryl," from Greek beryllos, a word applied to all green gemstones. 
Bernard -   English form of Anglo-Saxon Beornheard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bittor - Basque form of Latin Victor, meaning "conqueror."
Bertrade - Variant form of Middle English Bertred, meaning "bright counsel." 
Brody - Irish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "ditch." 
Basemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Butannaziba - African Ganda name meaning "before the night."
Bar-jesus - Anglicized form of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
Blas - Spanish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bussaba - Thai name meaning "flower."
Bairtliméad - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bruadair - Irish Gaelic name meaning "dream."
Burton - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements burh "fortress, protection" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "fortified settlement."
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Bardawulf - Old German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Bertulf, meaning "bright wolf." 
Broderick - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, meaning "reddish-brown." 
Beltrán - Spanish form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Bjartur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Balduíno - Portuguese form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
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.
Bevin - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady." 
Brayden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Bree - English form of Irish Brígh, meaning "force, strength."
Branda - Feminine form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "sword."
Barunka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brynhild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
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."
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. 
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. 
Basha - Yiddish form of Hebrew Basya, meaning "daughter of God."
Bartal - Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
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. 
Baldovino - Italian form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
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.
Breno - Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bartolomäus - German form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bolívar - Spanish name derived from the Basque place name Bolibar, composed of bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow, riverbank," hence "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
Belgin - Turkish name meaning "clear."
Baghadur - Variant spelling of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Beathan - Scottish name derived from Gaelic beatha, meaning "life."
Beneoit - Old French surname derived from Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bearach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word biorach, meaning "sharp."
Berj - Armenian name meaning "elegant."
Berengarius - Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."
Bohumil - Czech and Slovak form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Brande - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Buenaventura - Spanish form of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
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.
Bertie - English pet form of German Bertha, meaning "bright." Compare with masculine Bertie.
Beringarius - Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."
Brenin - Welsh form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Buziba - African Ganda name meaning "deep water; open water."
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.
Barthélmy - French form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Banafrit - Egyptian name meaning "beautiful soul."
Beathag - Feminine form of Scottish Beathan, meaning "life."
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Brennus - Old Celtic name and title, meaning "king." 
Brian -   Irish name derived from Celtic Brigonos, meaning "high hill."
Beltza - Basque name meaning "black."
Boulos - Variant spelling of Arabic Bulus, a form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Bertha - Old German name derived from the word berht, meaning "bright." 
Bryce - Scottish form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bradley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and leah "meadow, woodland clearing," broad meadow."
Bearnard - Gaelic form of French Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bartolomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Berenger - Old French form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Barzilai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Barzillay, meaning "man of iron."
Bartle - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bairtliméad, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bothild - Swedish form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Beli - Variant spelling of Welsh Bel, meaning "shining."
Briony - Variant spelling of English Bryony, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
Bilhan - Hebrew name meaning "modest." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite.
Branden - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill."
Bartel - Pet form of Dutch Bartolomeüs, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bilagaana - Native American Navajo name meaning "white person."
Bartó - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Brad - Short form of English names beginning with Brad-, from Old English brád, meaning "broad."
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.
Bento - Pet form of Portuguese Benjamim, meaning "blessed."
Breindel - Yiddish name meaning "brunette."
Brigindos - Gaulish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid ("force, strength"), meaning "exalted one."
Behram - Variant spelling of Persian Bahram, meaning "smiter of resistance" or "victorious."
Benedicto - Spanish form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Becky - Pet form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
Brock - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger."
Bailee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Bernardita - Feminine form of Spanish Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Brendan -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Brendanus - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Brongwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements bron "breast" and (g)wen "fair, white, holy," hence "fair-breasted."
Bourkan - Arabic namemeaning "volcano."
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.
Briana - 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.
Benjamine - French feminine form of French Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
Brais - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Brant - Variant spelling of English Brandt, meaning "blade, sword."
Bekim - Albanian name meaning "blessing."
Brunhild - Old High German form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
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.
Bertina - Short form of Italian Albertina, meaning "bright nobility." 
Batilda - Swedish form of Old High German Bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
Baraka - Egyptian name meaning "blessing; gift."
Bapoto - African Zezuru name meaning "born amidst noise/quarreling."
Brunnhilde - Variant form of Old High German Brunhild, meaning "armored warrior woman."
Bastet - Variant spelling of Egyptian Bast, meaning "female of the ointment jar. 
Basim - Arabic name meaning "smiling."
Balarama - Hindi myth name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna, composed of the Sanskrit elements bala "strength" and rama "pleasing," hence "strongly pleasing."
Belinu - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bonduca - English variant form of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Budde - African Ganda name meaning "night; occasion; time; weather."
Bianka - Hungarian form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Bernardette - Pet form of French Bernarde, meaning "bold as a bear."
Basil -  English form of French Basile, meaning "king." Also sometimes given as an herb name.
Berry - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "berry." Compare with masculine Berry.
Berlin - From the German city name of uncertain etymology, possibly related to the Old Polabian stem berl-, meaning "swamp."
Birgita - Danish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Béla - Hungarian name meaning "white." 
Blondie - English byname transferred to forename use, meaning "blonde."
Berbiz - Basque name meaning "resurrection."
Bogumil - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and mil "favor," hence "God-favor."
Bee - Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Berwyn - Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements bàrr "head, top," and (g)wyn "fair, white," hence "fair-headed."
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."
Bettina -   Elaborated form of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath."
Branka - Pet form of Serbian Branislava, meaning "glorious protector."
Ba - Vietnamese name meaning "three; third."
Bagatyr - Bulgarian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Burk - From the Germanic word burg, meaning "castle, fort, protection." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element.
Benedito - Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bsag - Armenian name meaning "crown."
Brendon - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Bogomir - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and mir "peace," hence "God-peace."
Bat-el - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God."
Brizio - Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
Bion - Greek name derived from the word bios meaning "life."
Bingwen - Chinese name meaning "bright and cultivated."
Beatrix - English form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beniamino - Italian form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bernt - Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
Blodwen - Welsh name meaning "white flower." 
Brennius - Latin form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Benvenuto - Medieval Italian name composed of the elements bene "well" and venuto "arrived," hence "well-arrived," i.e. "welcome."
Brigitta - Older form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Brahim - Possibly an Albanian form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
Baatar - Modern form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Botros - Variant spelling of Arabic Boutros, a form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." 
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. 
Bhaltair - Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." 
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.
Bulut - Turkish name meaning "cloud."
Benedikt -   German form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Basilia - Feminine form of Spanish Basilio, meaning "queen." 
Bertolf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bieito - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed."
Blodwedd - Variant spelling of Welsh Blodeuwedd, meaning "wild feminine (spirit)."
Babajide - African Yoruba name meaning "father has come to life again."
Bujare - Feminine form of Albanian Bujar, meaning "generous."
Bernardus - Latin form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Babur - Mughul form of Persian Babar, meaning "lion" or "tiger."  This was the name of the first Mughal emperor of medieval India.
Boghos - Armenian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small." 
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."
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Banu - Persian name meaning "lady."
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. 
Basajaun - Basque folklore name composed of the elements baso "woods" and jaun "lord," hence "lord of the woods." 
Bridie - Pet form of Irish Bride, meaning "exalted one."
Bathsheva - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Bratislav - Serbian name composed of the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slav "glory," hence "brother of glory." 
Bittore - Feminine form of Basque Bittor, meaning "conqueror."
Beneš - Czech form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Beaumains - In Arthurian legend, this is a name given to Gareth by Sir Kay, meaning "beautiful Hands." 
Buru - African Shona name meaning "bull."
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."
Brita - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Benson - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Ben."
Berthe - French form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
Birger - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bergr, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Brina -  Yiddish name meaning "brown."
Borysko - Ukrainian form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Baz - Pet form of English Basil, meaning "king" or "basil (the herb)."
Barka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barnebhuah -  Aramaic name composed of the elements bar "son of" and nebiy "prophet, speaker," hence meaning "son of exhortation." 
Baghatur - From an old Mongolian term for a "hero" or "warrior." 
Barčinka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bautista - Spanish equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Bronagh - Variant spelling of Irish Brónach, meaning "sorrow."
Bahiyya - Arabic name meaning "beautiful."
Bartlet - Diminutive form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bohlale - African Sotho name meaning "wisdom."
Bijou - English name derived from the French word bijou, meaning "jewel."
Bedrosian - Armenian name meaning "descendant of Bedros." 
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."
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.
Bolade - African Yoruba name meaning "thecoming of honor."
Boyko - Bulgarian name derived from the word bojko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Bala - Hindi unisex name meaning "young."
Butrus - Arabic form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Bérénice - French form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Basak - Turkish name meaning "wheat."
Brier - Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."
Bixintxo - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bearnas - Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Blain - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the old Scottish Gaelic personal name Bláán, meaning "little yellow one."
Bradburn - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brad "broad" and burna "stream," hence "broad stream."
Bergr - Variant form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver."
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."
Bassam - Arabic name meaning "smiling."
Bridgette - Variant spelling of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one."
Bertrand - Medieval French form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Berthold - German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and wald "ruler," hence "bright ruler."
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.
Basima - Feminine form of Arabic Basim, meaning "smiling."
Belle - English name derived from the French vocabulary word for "beautiful." It is often used in compound names, sometimes in the abbreviated form -bel.
Bennie - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Bolanile - African Yoruba name meaning"the riches of this house."
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.
Balthild - Variant spelling of Old High German Baldhild, meaning "bold battle." 
Balere - Basque form of Roman Latin Valerie, meaning "strong."
Baldawin - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold" and wini "friend," hence "brave friend."
Bodil - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bóthildr, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Bevan - English surname transferred to forename use, from the Anglicized form of Welsh ap Iefan, meaning "son of Evan."
Bao - Vietnamese name meaning "protection."
Britney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "Little Britain."
Bahati -  African Swahili word and namemeaning "luck; good fortune."
Basir - Arabic name meaning "wise."
Bibiana - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Viviana, meaning "alive." 
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.
Bryon - Variant spelling of English Bryan, meaning "high hill."
Bahiga - Variant spelling of Arabic Bahija, meaning "happy."
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Bob - Short form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
Boutros - Variant spelling of Arabic Butrus, a form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." 
Botilda - Latin form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Bardolph - Anglo-Norman form of Old German Bardulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bertalan - Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Branislava - Feminine form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
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."
Bomani - Egyptian name meaning "warrior."
Bettie - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Bijay - Variant spelling of Hindi Vijay, meaning "victory."
Beti - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock; stone." 
Bared - Armenian name meaning "marshal."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Buffy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Bikendi - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bret - Variant spelling of English Brett, meaning "a Breton." 
Byrne - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin "descendant of Bran," hence "raven."
Bill - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Bo-lin - Chinese name composed of bo "sea" or "waves" and lin "forest."
Benneit - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Benedictus - Late Latin name derived from the word benedicte, meaning "blessed."
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. 
Bernardo -  Italian and Spanish form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bo - Chinese unisex name meaning "sea" or "waves."
Blerina - Variant form of Albanian Blerta, meaning "green." 
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.
Besa - Albanian name meaning "oath."
Bathilde - Variant spelling of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight- battle." 
Bardhyl - Albanian name meaning "white star."
Biaggio - Variant spelling of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Besijana - Albanian name, derived from the city name, meaning "oath."
Bertred - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Beorhtraed, meaning "bright counsel." 
Bernardine - Pet form of French Bernarde, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bile - Irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." In mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.
Bozidar - Slavic name composed of the elements bozy "divine" and dar "gift," hence "divine gift."
Baily - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Bat-sheva -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Bozhidar - Bulgarian form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Booker - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, originally denoting both a "book-binder" and a "scribe."
Berach - Variant spelling of Irish Bearach, meaning "sharp."
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."
Breanna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bamber - German byname meaning "short and fat." 
Boyd - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "yellow," as in yellow-haired.
Bonfilia - Feminine form of Italian Bonfilio, meaning"good daughter."
Bellinda - English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bogna - Contracted form of Slavic Bogdana, meaning "gift from God." 
Bruns - Variant form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Beavis - Variant spelling of English Bevis, possibly meaning "shining one."
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."
Bogatir - Variant spelling of Russian Bogatyr, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Britannia - Latin name for the personification of the British Empire, meaning "Britain."
Barna - Short form of Hungarian Barnabás, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Byelobog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Bojana - Feminine form of Serbian/Slovene Bojan, meaning "warrior."
Bellatrix - From the Latin name of a star in the constellation Orion, meaning "female warrior."
Bron - Short form of Welsh Bronwen, meaning "fair-breasted."
Bricius - Latin form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Blodeuyn - Welsh name derived from the word blawd, meaning "flower."
Bath-shua - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Shuwa, meaning "daughter of wealth." 
Brandt - English surname transferred to forename use, from Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Babatunde - African Yoruba name meaning "father has returned."
Barakat - Arabic name meaning "blessings; gifts."
Balder - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Odin and Frigg.
Beate - German name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Belasko - Basque name meaning "raven."
Bero - Basque name meaning "hot."
Bastien - Short form of French Sébastien, meaning "from Sebaste."
Batyah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Bosma - Hebrew name meaning "perfumed."
Bogoris - Tatar nickname meaning "small."
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."
Barabba - Variant spelling of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father."
Birgit - Short form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Binh - Vietnamese name meaning "peace."
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."
Bilge - Turkish name meaning "wise."
Bernie - Pet form of English Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Baldor - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Balder, meaning "lord, prince."
Bukuroshe - Albanian name meaning "beauty." 
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."
Biyu - Chinese name meaning "jasper," the semi-precious stone.
Benkt - Swedish contracted form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Besim - Albanian name meaning "faith."
Bartosz - Pet form of Polish Bartłomiej, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bihotz - Basque name meaning "heart."
Bohater - Polish form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bronius - Pet form of Lithuanian Bronislovas, meaning "glorious protector."
Barbe - French form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bergliot - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Bergljót, meaning "rescue light." 
Brandr - Old Norse name derived from the word brand "blade, sword," a derivative of brinnan meaning "to flash."
Bram -  Short form of Hebrew Abram "father of elevation" and Abraham "father of a multitude."
Borislava - Feminine form of Slavic Borislav, meaning "battle glory." In use by the Bulgarians and Russians.
Birte - Pet form of Danish Birgitte, meaning "exalted one."
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. 
Bingen - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Berengari - Short form of Latin Berengaria, meaning "bear-spear."
Belinde - Danish form of Old High German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bazyli - Polish form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king." 
Barea - Basque name meaning "clam."
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.
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. 
Bolek - Pet form of Polish Bolesław, meaning "large glory."
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.
Behruz - Persian name meaning "fortunate; good day."
Baldur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince."
Bosmat - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
Benjamina - Feminine form of English Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
Basya - Ashkenazic form of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Brynmor - Welsh name meaning "great hill."
Bilyana - Bulgarian form of Serbian Biljana, meaning "herb."
Blerta - Albanian name derived from the word blertë, meaning "green."
Benigno - Italian form of Latin Benignus, meaning "kind."
Beylke - Pet form of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Biagio - Italian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Benny - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Brenda -  Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning"sword." 
Beth - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
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." 
Bitxi - Basque name meaning "gem."
Bashe - Variant spelling of Yiddish Basha, meaning "daughter of God."
Bambie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
Bastian - Short form of English Sebastian, meaning "from Sebaste."
Belinus - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bariesou - Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Yesu, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
Blaine - Variant spelling of English Blain, meaning "little yellow one."
Bridget - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bryan - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Becca - Short form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Bunty - English name, probably derived from an old nursery rhyme about "babybunting."
Bluebell - American flower name popularin the 19th century, but rarely used today.
Blanka - Czech and Polish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
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.
Bopha - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "flower."
Bar-yesu - Aramaic name meaning "son of Jesus."
Boipelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "proud."
Bartolomeu - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, meaning "broad-chested." 
Breixo - Galician-Portuguese form of Roman Latin Verissimus, meaning "very true."
Brynja - Old Norse name derived from the word brynja, meaning "armor, coat of mail."
Brooklyn - English compound name composed of Brook "brook, stream" and Lyn "lake."
Blasius - Roman name derived from Latin blaesus, "lisping," hence "talks with a lisp."
Blerim - Albanian name meaning "verdure; greenery."
Bruadar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadair, meaning "dream." 
Bet - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Boian - Slavic name derived from the word boi, meaning "battle," hence "warrior." In use by the Romanians.
Belynda - English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bessy - Variant spelling of English Bessie, a pet form of Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Bergljót - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and ljótr "bright, light," hence "rescue light." 
Bátor - Hungarian form of Mongolian Baatar, meaning "warrior."
Bébinn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
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."
Baruška - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bärbel - German form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Börje - Swedish form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 
Bénédicte - Feminine form of French Bénédict, meaning "blessed." 
Balázs - Hungarian form of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bahá - Arabic name meaning "glory, splendor."
Bébhinn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Bjørg - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 
Benoît - Old French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bríd - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Berengár - Portuguese form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bonifácio - Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bakarne - Feminine form of Basque Bakar, meaning "alone."
Baldric - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "power, rule," hence "bold ruler."
Baptist - English form of French Baptiste, meaning "baptist."
Bar-timay - Aramaic name, possibly meaning "son of defilement" or "son of a whore."
Barak - Greek form of Hebrew Baraq, meaning "flash of lightning." In the bible, this is the name of a commander of the Israelites. 
Barkarne - Variant spelling of Basque Barkarna, meaning "lonely."
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.
Barsegh - Armenian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bartholomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartholomeus - Dutch form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bartolmeu - Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartolomeo - Italian form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Barzig - Armenian name meaning "plain."
Bashkim - Albanian name meaning "alliance; union."
Basilius - Latin form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king."
Bassem - Variant spelling of Arabic Bassam, meaning "smiling."
Bastiaan - Short form of Dutch Sebastiaan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Beatriu - Catalan 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."
Bedros - Armenian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Beitris - Scottish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beornheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorn "bear" and heard "brave, hardy," hence "bold as a bear."
Beppe - Pet form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Bertoldo - Italian form of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Bette - 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.
Bharata - Hindi name meaning "to be maintained." In mythology, this is the name of the second brother of Lord Rama.
Birthe - Pet form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bitya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bityah, meaning "daughter of God."
Bluma - Yiddish name meaning "flower." Also spelled Blume.
Bohumila - Czech and Slovak form of Slavic Bogumila, meaning "God-favor."
Boleslava - Feminine form of Slavic Boleslav, meaning "large glory." In use by the Russians.
Bonfilio - Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
Boudicca - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Braeden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Branca - Galician-Portuguese form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Branislav - Serbian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
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. 
Briac - Breton form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Briefbras - French form of Welsh freichfras ("strong-armed"), but meaning "short arm." In Arthurian legend, this is a nickname for Sir Caradoc.
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."
Britt - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brittania - Variant spelling of Latin Britannia, meaning "Britain."
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.
Bujar - Albanian name meaning "generous."
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."
Buz - Anglicized form of Hebrew Buwz, meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Beckah - Short form of English Rebeckah, meaning "ensnarer."
Budur - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning "full moon."
Baydzar - Armenian name meaning "clear; bright."
Baako - African Akan unisex name meaning "born first."
Battista - Italian name derived from the Greek word bapto, "to dip," hence "baptist."
Bogomil - Bulgarian form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Busiris - Egyptian name of a king who killed visitors to his city, meaning "temple of Osiris."
Baraz - Persian name meaning "exalted."
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."
Britta - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Bakkhos -  Variant spelling of Greek Bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous."
Bartholomaus - German form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Buppha - Thai name meaning "flower."
Brion - Variant spelling of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Barclay - Scottish form of Old English Berkeley, meaning "birch tree meadow." 
Bashemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Biagino - Pet form of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Brice - French form of Scottish Bryce, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bente - Feminine form of Danish Bendt, meaning "blessed."
Baldoin - Old French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Boleslav - Slavic name composed of the elements bole "large" and slav "glory," hence "large glory." In use by the Russians.
Bithia - Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God."
Beatie - Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
Bernd - Contracted form of Low German Berend, meaning "bold as a bear."
Biddy -   Pet form of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one." It was rarely used after it acquired the negative connotation "old biddy." 
Beyla - Variant spelling of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Bao-zhai - Chinese name meaning "precious hairpin."
Barkev - Armenian name meaning "gift."
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."
Buonfiglio - Italian name meaning "good son."
Brictius - Variant spelling of Latin Bricius, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled."
Branko - Pet form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector."
Bidziil - Native American Navajo name meaning "he is strong."
Blume - Variant form of Yiddish Bluma, meaning "flower."
Bart - Short form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bbwaddene - African Ganda name meaning "large dog."
Batista - Portuguese form of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Blasios -  Greek form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Brose - Short form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."
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."
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.
Birgitta - Modern Scandinavian form of Latin Brigitta, meaning "exalted one."
Breana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bronislava - Feminine form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." In use by the Russians.
Belenda - Variant spelling of Danish Belinde, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bartolommeo - Variant spelling of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Belinos - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Berniece - English variant spelling of Latin Bernice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Babs - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Benesh - Yiddish form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bryana - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brigid - Short form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Beta - English name derived from the second letter of the Greek alphabet, beta, related to Hebrew bet, meaning "house." 
Barrett - Variant spelling of English Barret, meaning "haggler."
Bendision -  Chamoru name meaning "blessed."
Bysshe - English surname transferred to forename use, from a variant spelling of the surname Bush, meaning "bush."
Batul - Arabic name meaning "virgin."
Berura - Hebrew name meaning"clean, pure."
Badrig - Armenian name meaning "Roman noble."
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.
Buduica - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Bennu - Egyptian name meaning "eagle."
Bliss - Old English unisex name derived from the word bliss, meaning"joy; happiness." 
Bilal - Arabic name meaning "moistening." 
Badru - Egyptian name meaning "born during the full moon."
Brigitte - French and German form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brittani - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
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. 
Baptiste - French equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Brijesh - Hindi name meaning "king of Braj." In mythology, this is another name for Krishna. 
Benedetto - Italian form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bas - Short form of English Basil, meaning "king" or "basil (the herb)."
Bogumila - Feminine form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Bertulf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bathildis - Latinized form of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
Basilio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Bonaventura - Italian name meaning "good fortune."
Biorna - Gaelic name of Nordic origin, meaning "bear."
Bernarde - Feminine form of French Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Brielle - English short form of French Gabrielle, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
Brennan - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin, "descendant of Braonán," hence "little drop." 
Benedek - Hungarian form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Boiko - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." In use by the Romani.
Brunilda - Italian and Spanish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Barbra - English contracted form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brónach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word br�n meaning "sorrow."
Bożydar - Polish form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Bradán - Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "salmon."
Blaž - Slovene form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
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."
Benoîte - Feminine form of French Benoît, meaning "blessed."
Boštjan - Short form of Slovene Sebastjan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bláthnaid - Variant form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
Bébhionn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Báirbre - Irish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brádach - Gaelic name, possibly from a contracted form of brághadach, meaning "large-chested."
Bálint - Hungarian form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Bözsi - Pet form of Hungarian Erzsébet, meaning "God is my oath."
Björne - Pet form of Swedish Björn, meaning "bear."
Brídin - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Bríd, meaning "little exalted one."
Blažej - Czech form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bláán - Scottish name composed of Gaelic blá "yellow" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little yellow one."
Bartolomeüs -  Dutch form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bàrtolo - Short form of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bénézet - French Provençal form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Breándan - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Bréanainn, meaning "prince."
Brígh - Short form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "force, strength."
Bréanainn - Old Irish Gaelic name, meaning "prince."
Bonifác - Czech form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bohumír -  Czech form of Slavic Bogomir, meaning "God-peace."
Bożena - Feminine form of Polish Bożydar, meaning "divine gift."
Björghildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Borghildr, meaning "helping battle maid." 
Bibiñe - Basque form of Vivian, meaning "alive; animated; lively."
Beñat - Basque form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bóthildr - Old Norse name composed of the elements bót "bettering, compensation, remedy," and hildr "battle," hence "battle of revenge."
Béibhinn - Irish name meaning "fair lady."
Bartolomĕj - Czech form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
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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