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Names starting with B

Bethia - Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God." This was the original name of the H.M.A.V. Bounty.
Blanca - Spanish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Brongwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements bron "breast" and (g)wen "fair, white, holy," hence "fair-breasted."
Bhekizitha - African Zulu name meaning "he watches out for enemies."
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." 
Brianna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Burke - Variant spelling of German Burk, meaning "castle, fort, protection."
Bialbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Bailey - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
Bridie - Pet form of Irish Bride, meaning "exalted one."
Barabal - Scottish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Blerina - Variant form of Albanian Blerta, meaning "green." 
Brigid - Short form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
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. 
Bianka - Hungarian form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Bes - Egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning "brings joy."
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. 
Brina -  Yiddish name meaning "brown."
Baqir - Arabic name meaning "to rip open."
Batya - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God."
Blythe - Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
Bent - Variant spelling of Danish Bendt, meaning "blessed."
Bethanie - English form of Greek Bethania, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Blanche - French name meaning"white." 
Basit - Arabic name meaning "one who enlarges."
Bagatur - Georgian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Becci - Pet form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
Biaggio - Variant spelling of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bidane - Basque name meaning "way."
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. 
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..."
Babe - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange." Compare with masculine Babe.
Bithia - Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God."
Baz - Pet form of English Basil, meaning "king" or "basil (the herb)."
Bolek - Pet form of Polish Bolesław, meaning "large glory."
Brenno - Gaulish form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Berend - Low German form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Benet -   Catalan form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Barbra - English contracted form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bojana - Feminine form of Serbian/Slovene Bojan, meaning "warrior."
Beatriz - Spanish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Beli - Variant spelling of Welsh Bel, meaning "shining."
Binah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bina, meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
Brittny - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Bakkhos -  Variant spelling of Greek Bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous."
Benito - Contracted form of Spanish Benedicto, meaning "blessed." 
Bamber - German byname meaning "short and fat." 
Bertred - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Beorhtraed, meaning "bright counsel." 
Battista - Italian name derived from the Greek word bapto, "to dip," hence "baptist."
Bohlale - African Sotho name meaning "wisdom."
Bell - Variant spelling of English Belle, meaning "beautiful." 
Baily - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
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."
Burim - Albanian name meaning "fountain; the source."
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."
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. 
Benayahu - Variant form of Hebrew Benayah, meaning "God has built." This form of the name also appears in the Old Testament bible.
Bozhidar - Bulgarian form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Baibin - Pet form of Irish Báirbre, meaning"foreign; strange."
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.
Bonifacy - Polish form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Beniamino - Italian form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Babette - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Benyamin - Variant spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand." 
Bothild - Swedish form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Baldor - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Balder, meaning "lord, prince."
Bradburn - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brad "broad" and burna "stream," hence "broad stream."
Brayden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Budde - African Ganda name meaning "night; occasion; time; weather."
Brendanus - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Birgitta - Modern Scandinavian form of Latin Brigitta, meaning "exalted one."
Blain - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the old Scottish Gaelic personal name Bláán, meaning "little yellow one."
Buck - From the American English pet name for a "high-spirited young man," from the vocabulary word buck, meaning  "male deer or goat."
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."
Beitris - Scottish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
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.
Bitya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bityah, meaning "daughter of God."
Bogumila - Feminine form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Bruin - Dutch form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Bindy - English pet form of German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bonny - Variant spelling of English Bonnie, meaning both "good" and "pretty."
Brad - Short form of English names beginning with Brad-, from Old English brád, meaning "broad."
Billie - Feminine form of English Billy, meaning "will-helmet."
Berk - Turkish name meaning "solid, strong." 
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.
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh, meaning "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Bertha - Old German name derived from the word berht, meaning "bright." 
Brandi - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brynja - Old Norse name derived from the word brynja, meaning "armor, coat of mail."
Balder - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Odin and Frigg.
Bayardo - Variant spelling of Spanish Bajardo, meaning "bay color." 
Beaumains - In Arthurian legend, this is a name given to Gareth by Sir Kay, meaning "beautiful Hands." 
Bret - Variant spelling of English Brett, meaning "a Breton." 
Boadicea - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Bankole - Egyptian name meaning "help me to build the house."
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."
Branislav - Serbian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Brittney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Birger - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bergr, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Birgitte - Danish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bipin - Bengali form of Hindi Vipin, meaning "forest."
Béatrice - French form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bjarne - Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Bogatir - Variant spelling of Russian Bogatyr, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bella - Latin name derived from the word bella, meaning "beautiful." It is the feminine form of masculine bello, meaning "handsome." 
Boutros - Variant spelling of Arabic Butrus, a form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." 
Basmat - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosmat, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bogdan - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and dan "gift," hence "gift from God." In use by the Bulgarians.
Beneoit - Old French surname derived from Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bastet - Variant spelling of Egyptian Bast, meaning "female of the ointment jar. 
Brodie - Modern English variant spelling of Irish Brody, meaning "ditch." 
Baber - Variant spelling of Mughul Babur, meaning "lion" or "tiger."
Berker - Turkish name meaning "solid man."
Beatriu - Catalan form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Batur - Turkish form of Mongolian Baatar, meaning "warrior."
Berhtram - Contracted form of Old High German Berahthraben, meaning "bright raven."
Beavis - Variant spelling of English Bevis, possibly meaning "shining one."
Bryanne - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bassam - Arabic name meaning "smiling."
Bahiga - Variant spelling of Arabic Bahija, meaning "happy."
Blaise - French form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Barnard - From the English surname Barnard, which is a variant spelling of Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Behram - Variant spelling of Persian Bahram, meaning "smiter of resistance" or "victorious."
Berhtulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements berht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."
Basya - Ashkenazic form of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Briony - Variant spelling of English Bryony, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
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."
Barka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Britt - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Bertrade - Variant form of Middle English Bertred, meaning "bright counsel." 
Babur - Mughul form of Persian Babar, meaning "lion" or "tiger."  This was the name of the first Mughal emperor of medieval India.
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.
Bonita - Spanish name meaning "pretty."
Barbro - Scandinavian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bora -   Albanian name meaning "snow."
Bláán - Scottish name composed of Gaelic blá "yellow" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little yellow one."
Bartolomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Benedykt - Polish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Besa - Albanian name meaning "oath."
Becca - Short form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
Bab - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bernardus - Latin form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bertulf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bopha - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "flower."
Bethan - Welsh form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Beckah - Short form of English Rebeckah, meaning "ensnarer."
Blancheflor - Old French and Middle English form of French Blancheflour, meaning"white flower."
Bessy - Variant spelling of English Bessie, a pet form of Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bubu - Egyptian name meaning "gives light."
Besim - Albanian name meaning "faith."
Boyko - Bulgarian name derived from the word bojko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Brandt - English surname transferred to forename use, from Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Bradley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and leah "meadow, woodland clearing," broad meadow."
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."
Bjorn - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorn, meaning "bear."
Baldovino - Italian form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bo-jing - Chinese name composed of bo "sea" or "waves" and jing "capital (city)."
Berach - Variant spelling of Irish Bearach, meaning "sharp."
Basant - Bengali form of Hindi Vasant, meaning "spring."
Bethney - Variant spelling of English Bethany, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
Bo - Chinese unisex name meaning "sea" or "waves."
Beth - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Brutus - Roman Latin name meaning "heavy" or "the dullard." In use by the English.
Baylee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
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.
Barbary - Medieval English form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
Brychan - Welsh myth name of the father of Eleri, derived from the word brych, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bertoldo - Italian form of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Brigitte - French and German form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Beringar - Old German name composed of the elements berin "bear" and ger "spear," hence "bear-spear."
Benjie - Pet form of English Benjamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Barasa - African Luyia name meaning "born on Saturday."
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Ben - Short form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed." 
Bárbara - Portuguese form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Blas - Spanish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Béibhinn - Irish name meaning "fair lady."
Basak - Turkish name meaning "wheat."
Bussaba - Thai name meaning "flower."
Bernadette - Contracted form of French Bernardette, meaning "bold as a bear."
Borislava - Feminine form of Slavic Borislav, meaning "battle glory." In use by the Bulgarians and Russians.
Bonaventure - Variant spelling of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Bashe - Variant spelling of Yiddish Basha, meaning "daughter of God."
Bazak - Hebrew name meaning "flash of light."
Brennius - Latin form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bysshe - English surname transferred to forename use, from a variant spelling of the surname Bush, meaning "bush."
Behruz - Persian name meaning "fortunate; good day."
Brigida - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
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.
Brant - Variant spelling of English Brandt, meaning "blade, sword."
Babs - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bile - Irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." In mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.
Bane - Hawaiian name meaning "long-awaited child."
Bobby - Pet form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
Behnam - Persian name meaning "reputable."
Boian - Slavic name derived from the word boi, meaning "battle," hence "warrior." In use by the Romanians.
Barthélmy - French form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bilge - Turkish name meaning "wise."
Blessing - Old English name meaning"consecration."
Bláithín - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word blath "flower" with added diminutive suffix, meaning "little flower."
Bekki - Variant spelling of English Becky, meaning "ensnarer."
Blanda - English name derived from Latin blanda, meaning"cherishing." 
Benjamim - Portuguese form of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bevan - English surname transferred to forename use, from the Anglicized form of Welsh ap Iefan, meaning "son of Evan."
Bengolarrea - Basque name meaning "land of the blessed."
Barbie - English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Badru - Egyptian name meaning "born during the full moon."
Babesne - Basque name meaning "protection."
Bibiana - Italian and Spanish form of Roman Latin Viviana, meaning "alive." 
Berj - Armenian name meaning "elegant."
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.
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bron - Short form of Welsh Bronwen, meaning "fair-breasted."
Basha - Yiddish form of Hebrew Basya, meaning "daughter of God."
Beornheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorn "bear" and heard "brave, hardy," hence "bold as a bear."
Besmir - Albanian name meaning "has good faith."
Basma - Arabic name meaning "smile."
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.
Bruna - Feminine form of German Bruno, meaning "brown." 
Benedicta - Feminine form of Latin Benedictus,meaning "blessed." 
Berthe - French form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
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."
Bingwen - Chinese name meaning "bright and cultivated."
Bennett - Medieval form of English Benedict, meaning "blessed." 
Basia -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Basya, meaning "daughter of God."
Blaze - Variant spelling of English Blaize, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Bára - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bellinus - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Belinos - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Basilia - Feminine form of Spanish Basilio, meaning "queen." 
Benedicto - Spanish form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bettye - Variant spelling of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath."
Besnik - Albanian name meaning "faithful; loyal." In use by the Romani.
Benneit - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Bertalan - Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Baruška - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
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." 
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.
Bonifácio - Portuguese form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Becka - Short form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
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.
Beáta - Hungarian name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
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. 
Bongani - African Zulu name meaning "grateful."
Batilde - French form of Old High German Bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
Bärbel - German form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bláthnaid - Variant form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
Berengária - Feminine form of Spanish Berenguer, meaning "bear-spear."
Barry - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed." 
Beorhtraed - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and ræd "counsel," hence "bright counsel."
Barsegh - Armenian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Boniface - Short form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." In use by the French and occasionally the English.
Brielle - English short form of French Gabrielle, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
Butannaziba - African Ganda name meaning "before the night."
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. 
Bébinn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Berthold - German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and wald "ruler," hence "bright ruler."
Bidziil - Native American Navajo name meaning "he is strong."
Bilhan - Hebrew name meaning "modest." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite.
Benigno - Italian form of Latin Benignus, meaning "kind."
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.
Bruadar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadair, meaning "dream." 
Botros - Variant spelling of Arabic Boutros, a form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." 
Barakat - Arabic name meaning "blessings; gifts."
Bilal - Arabic name meaning "moistening." 
Benny - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Bayla - Variant spelling of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Berenike - Macedonian form of Greek Pherenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
Blume - Variant form of Yiddish Bluma, meaning "flower."
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. 
Bar-jesus - Anglicized form of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
Bendt - Danish short form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed." 
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.
Benipé - Egyptian name meaning "iron."
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. 
Bearnas - Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Braiden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
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."
Batildis - Variant spelling of Latin Bathildis, meaning "fight-battle."
Branden - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill."
Brynhildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Benkt - Swedish contracted form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Brenna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Boudicca - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
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. 
Berjanoush - Armenian name meaning "elegant and sweet-tempered."
Brigitta - Older form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Breeda - Anglicized form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Blodwedd - Variant spelling of Welsh Blodeuwedd, meaning "wild feminine (spirit)."
Bao - Vietnamese name meaning "protection."
Bronwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted." 
Brooklyn - English compound name composed of Brook "brook, stream" and Lyn "lake."
Berndt - Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
Berura - Hebrew name meaning"clean, pure."
Belinus - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bunty - English name, probably derived from an old nursery rhyme about "babybunting."
Brigonos - Old Celtic name meaning "high hill."
Betuel - Variant spelling of English Bethuel, meaning "God destroys" or "man of God."
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.
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.
Basilio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Blaine - Variant spelling of English Blain, meaning "little yellow one."
Bath-shuwa - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of wealth." In the bible, this is another name Bath-Sheba is known by.
Breanna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brunilda - Italian and Spanish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Balendin - Basque form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
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. 
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. 
Bram -  Short form of Hebrew Abram "father of elevation" and Abraham "father of a multitude."
Benignus - Late Latin name meaning "kind."
Blasius - Roman name derived from Latin blaesus, "lisping," hence "talks with a lisp."
Belasko - Basque name meaning "raven."
Brennus - Old Celtic name and title, meaning "king." 
Burbuqe - Albanian name meaning "bud; sprout."
Brais - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Berwyn - Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements bàrr "head, top," and (g)wyn "fair, white," hence "fair-headed."
Basilius - Latin form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king."
Bakr - Arabic name meaning "young camel."
Bob - Short form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
Bolade - African Yoruba name meaning "thecoming of honor."
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.
Basileus - Variant form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king." 
Berenguer - Spanish form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Berlin - From the German city name of uncertain etymology, possibly related to the Old Polabian stem berl-, meaning "swamp."
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."
Bennu - Egyptian name meaning "eagle."
Brooks - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "of the brook."
Brier - Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."
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. 
Bridget - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bartolmeu - Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bijou - English name derived from the French word bijou, meaning "jewel."
Baptist - English form of French Baptiste, meaning "baptist."
Bikendi - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Belita - English name composed of Latin bella "beautiful" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little beauty." 
Bettina -   Elaborated form of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath."
Beatie - Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
Basir - Arabic name meaning "wise."
Bujare - Feminine form of Albanian Bujar, meaning "generous."
Bellinda - English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Berna - Turkish name meaning "young."
Beorhtwulf - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."
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.
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."
Bud - Short form of English Buddy, meaning "companion."
Brigita - Latvian and Slovene form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Brose - Short form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."
Basil -  English form of French Basile, meaning "king." Also sometimes given as an herb name.
Bruno - German name derived from the word braun, meaning "brown." In use by the English.
Brion - Variant spelling of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
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."
Baatar - Modern form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Barrie - Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed."
Badouagan - Armenian name meaning "honorable."
Barna - Short form of Hungarian Barnabás, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Brangwy - Variant spelling of Welsh Brangwen, meaning "fair raven."
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.
Belun - Variant form of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Beatrycze - Polish form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bermudo - Spanish form of Visigothic Vermundo, meaning "protector of man." 
Beniamin - Romanian form of Greek Beniamín, meaning "son of the right hand."
Betiko - Basque name meaning "eternal."
Branislava - Feminine form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Beringarius - Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."
Branko - Pet form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector."
Bar-yesu - Aramaic name meaning "son of Jesus."
Benson - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Ben."
Bine -   Short form of Danish Jacobine, meaning "supplanter."
Baldomero - Spanish name composed of the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and meri "famous," hence "bold and famous."
Bryan - 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."
Boiko - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." In use by the Romani.
Berit - Variant form of Norwegian Bergit, meaning "exalted one." 
Brijesh - Hindi name meaning "king of Braj." In mythology, this is another name for Krishna. 
Barbe - French form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Besiana - Variant spelling of Albanian Besijana, meaning "oath."
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."
Bill - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Bambi - English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
Brandie - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Berkant - Turkish name meaning "solid oath."
Burt - Short form of English Burton, meaning "fortified settlement."
Bronislovas - Lithuanian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Bukuroshe - Albanian name meaning "beauty." 
Bambie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
Blondie - English byname transferred to forename use, meaning "blonde."
Bendision -  Chamoru name meaning "blessed."
Borghild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Borghildr, meaning "helpful battle maid." 
Blodeuyn - Welsh name derived from the word blawd, meaning "flower."
Byrne - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin "descendant of Bran," hence "raven."
Basajaun - Basque folklore name composed of the elements baso "woods" and jaun "lord," hence "lord of the woods." 
Bosma - Hebrew name meaning "perfumed."
Bryon - Variant spelling of English Bryan, meaning "high hill."
Bunko - Japanese name meaning "literary child."
Bastien - Short form of French Sébastien, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bjartr - Old Norse name derived from the word bjartr, meaning "bright."
Brygida - Polish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Basim - Arabic name meaning "smiling."
Bonifatius - Latin name composed of the elements bonum "good" and fatum "destiny, fate," hence "good destiny/fate."
Buffy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
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. 
Bjarte - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Bylun - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Borvo - A sobriquet for the Celtic sun god Belenus, meaning "heat." As Belenus Borvo, he was "shining heat."
Berry - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "berry." Compare with masculine Berry.
Buppha - Thai name meaning "flower."
Bert - Modern English name derived from Old English beorht, meaning "bright." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element. 
Besart - Albanian name meaning "golden oath."
Butrus - Arabic form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Bich - Vietnamese name meaning "jade." 
Bratislav - Serbian name composed of the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slav "glory," hence "brother of glory." 
Bertrand - Medieval French form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Brenin - Welsh form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bathildis - Latinized form of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
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."
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."
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.
Bamidele - African Yoruba name meaning "follow me home."
Bartosz - Pet form of Polish Bartłomiej, meaning "son of Talmai."
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."
Babatunde - African Yoruba name meaning "father has returned."
Brangwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Batsheba - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bathsheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Briana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bagatyr - Bulgarian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Beate - German name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Brennan - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin, "descendant of Braonán," hence "little drop." 
Balere - Basque form of Roman Latin Valerie, meaning "strong."
Bahiyya - Arabic name meaning "beautiful."
Bixintxo - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Berta - Czech and Polish form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
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.
Baldoin - Old French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bluebell - American flower name popularin the 19th century, but rarely used today.
Bakar - Basque name meaning "alone."
Buonfiglio - Italian name meaning "good son."
Bryce - Scottish form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brunhild - Old High German form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Bernhardt - Variant spelling of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
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.
Bess - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Burton - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements burh "fortress, protection" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "fortified settlement."
Boika - Бойка): Feminine form of Bulgarian Boiko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Bakari - Egyptian name meaning "noble oath."
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."
Britton - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Britain."
Breno - Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brianne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bulut - Turkish name meaning "cloud."
Benigna - Feminine form of Italian Benigno, meaning "kind."
Bithiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Boiany - Ukrainian form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Brunhilde - Danish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Bríd - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bo-hai - Chinese name meaning "sea gulf" or "waves of the gulf."
Babar - Persian name meaning "lion" or "tiger." 
Barney - English pet form of Bernard "bold as a bear" and Greek Barnabas "son of exhortation." 
Bee - Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bea - Short form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
Bijay - Variant spelling of Hindi Vijay, meaning "victory."
Bernardetta - Feminine form of Italian Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bianca - Italian form of French Blanche, meaning "white." 
Blanch - English variant spelling of French Blanche, meaning "white."
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.
Bathylle - French form of Old High German Balthild, meaning "bold battle."
Beylke - Pet form of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Biagino - Pet form of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bronagh - Variant spelling of Irish Brónach, meaning "sorrow."
Beltrán - Spanish form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Blagoja - Macedonian name meaning "gentle."
Buenaventura - Spanish form of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Brígh - Short form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "force, strength."
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Brannon - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill." 
Bartolomé - Spanish form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bijoy - Variant form of Hindi Bijay, meaning "victory." 
Beelzebul - Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, meaning "lord of dung."
Bo-qin - Chinese name composed of the elements bo "sea" or "wave" and Qin "descendant of the Qin dynasty." 
Bridgette - Variant spelling of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one."
Burgundy - English name derived from the wine name, from the name of a place in France which got its name from Latin Burgundiones, literally meaning "highlanders." May also sometimes be given as a color name.
Bálint - Hungarian form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Basemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Bonifaz - German form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
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.
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.
Bingen - Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Bree - English form of Irish Brígh, meaning "force, strength."
Bolanile - African Yoruba name meaning"the riches of this house."
Bathild - Old High German name composed of the elements batu "fight, thrust" and hild "battle," hence "fight-battle." 
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.
Boudica - This is the name of a queen of the Brythonic Celtic Iceni people who led an army against Roman invaders, meaning "victory."
Ba - Vietnamese name meaning "three; third."
Bjartur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."
Brittania - Variant spelling of Latin Britannia, meaning "Britain."
Baldur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Baldr, meaning "lord, prince."
Bogdana - Feminine form of Slavic Bogdan, meaning "gift from God." 
Bion - Greek name derived from the word bios meaning "life."
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."
Balarama - Hindi myth name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna, composed of the Sanskrit elements bala "strength" and rama "pleasing," hence "strongly pleasing."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bahija - Feminine form of Arabic Bahij, meaning "happy."
Belbog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
Binyamiyn - Older spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bilyana - Bulgarian form of Serbian Biljana, meaning "herb."
Brynhild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
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." 
Brigindos - Gaulish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid ("force, strength"), meaning "exalted one."
Belenos - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Britney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "Little Britain."
Blerta - Albanian name derived from the word blertë, meaning "green."
Bettie - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Boipuso - African Sotho name meaning "freedom; independence."
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." 
Burkhard - German name composed of the elements burg "castle, fort, protection" and hard "brave, strong," hence "strong protection."
Bourkan - Arabic namemeaning "volcano."
Belenda - Variant spelling of Danish Belinde, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Badriyah - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning " full moon."
Belus - Contracted form of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bailie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Baldewin - Variant spelling of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Batista - Portuguese form of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Buz - Anglicized form of Hebrew Buwz, meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Boyka - Бойка): Feminine form of Bulgarian Boyko, meaning "inhabitant of western Ukraine." 
Benjamina - Feminine form of English Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
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.
Brynmor - Welsh name meaning "great hill."
Bros - Hebrew name meaning "cypress tree."
Beathag - Feminine form of Scottish Beathan, meaning "life."
Benedetto - Italian form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
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."
Benesh - Yiddish form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bisera - Bulgarian name derived from Slavic biser, meaning "pearl."
Bonfilio - Variant spelling of Italian Buonfiglio, meaning "good son."
Badr - Arabic unisex name meaning "full moon."
Berniece - English variant spelling of Latin Bernice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bihar - Basque name meaning "tomorrow."
Biti - Egyptian name meaning "king of the north."
Braheem - Variant spelling of Arabic Brahim, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Baghadur - Variant spelling of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior." 
Boleslava - Feminine form of Slavic Boleslav, meaning "large glory." In use by the Russians.
Beti - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock; stone." 
Budur - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning "full moon."
Breann - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Blejan - Cornish name meaning "flower."
Briefbras - French form of Welsh freichfras ("strong-armed"), but meaning "short arm." In Arthurian legend, this is a nickname for Sir Caradoc.
Brendon - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Britannia - Latin name for the personification of the British Empire, meaning "Britain."
Bennet - Variant spelling of English Bennett, meaning "blessed."
Bevin - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady." 
Bonduca - English variant form of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Borysko - Ukrainian form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Bobbi - Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 
Botum - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "princess."
Brenden - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Bai - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "pure, white" or 2) "many, hundred."
Basile - French form of Latin Basilius, meaning "king."
Brendan -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
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."
Bartel - Pet form of Dutch Bartolomeüs, meaning "son of Talmai."
Berbiz - Basque name meaning "resurrection."
Beatrix - English form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bahiti - Egyptian name meaning "fortune."
Beñat - Basque form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bryana - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Blanid - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
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. 
Biagio - Italian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bet - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Barkev - Armenian name meaning "gift."
Balázs - Hungarian form of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Benedito - Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bryant - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Biorna - Gaelic name of Nordic origin, meaning "bear."
Bellatrix - From the Latin name of a star in the constellation Orion, meaning "female warrior."
Bashemath - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
Betisa - Basque name meaning "unending."
Bomani - Egyptian name meaning "warrior."
Bunny - English pet form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bujune - African Nyoro name meaning "sorrow." This name is sometimes given to a child born during time of sorrow.
Bendiks - Latvian form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Burney - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna "son of Biorna," hence "bear."
Bohater - Polish form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bernd - Contracted form of Low German Berend, meaning "bold as a bear."
Babirye - African Luganda name meaning "first-born of twins."
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."
Belgin - Turkish name meaning "clear."
Brody - Irish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "ditch." 
Bogomir - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and mir "peace," hence "God-peace."
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.
Biyu - Chinese name meaning "jasper," the semi-precious stone.
Bedrosian - Armenian name meaning "descendant of Bedros." 
Belinde - Danish form of Old High German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Bice - Pet form of Italian Beatrice, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Brock - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger."
Benjy - Pet form of English Benjamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
Bessie - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Barak - Greek form of Hebrew Baraq, meaning "flash of lightning." In the bible, this is the name of a commander of the Israelites. 
Branwenn - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Baghatur - From an old Mongolian term for a "hero" or "warrior." 
Bart - Short form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
Boyan - Bulgarian form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Bearnard - Gaelic form of French Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Blossom - 19th century pet name derived from Old English blōstm, meaning "flowers on a fruit-tree (or ornamental tree)."
Baydzar - Armenian name meaning "clear; bright."
Benedek - Hungarian form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Bogomil - Bulgarian form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Bihotz - Basque name meaning "heart."
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.
Besin - Albanian name derived from the city name, Besiana, meaning "oath."
Bharata - Hindi name meaning "to be maintained." In mythology, this is the name of the second brother of Lord Rama.
Bonfilia - Feminine form of Italian Bonfilio, meaning"good daughter."
Bathilde - Variant spelling of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight- battle." 
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).
Bernardette - Pet form of French Bernarde, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bernadine - Contracted form of French Bernardine, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bruns - Variant form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Busiris - Egyptian name of a king who killed visitors to his city, meaning "temple of Osiris."
Branka - Pet form of Serbian Branislava, meaning "glorious protector."
Benjamine - French feminine form of French Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
Betrys - Welsh form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bodil - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bóthildr, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Broderick - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, meaning "reddish-brown." 
Betsy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Bathsheva - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
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. 
Bulus - Arabic form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Balthild - Variant spelling of Old High German Baldhild, meaning "bold battle." 
Blerim - Albanian name meaning "verdure; greenery."
Bergljót - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and ljótr "bright, light," hence "rescue light." 
Bartle - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bairtliméad, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bernard -   English form of Anglo-Saxon Beornheard, meaning "bold as a bear."
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.
Bina - Hebrew name meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
Bernie - Pet form of English Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bilagaana - Native American Navajo name meaning "white person."
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."
Bariesous - Variant spelling of Greek Bariesou, meaning "son of Jesus."
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, meaning "broad-chested." 
Belinda - Possibly a contracted form of Old High German Betlinde, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Beltzane - Basque name meaning "brunette."
Buwz - Hebrew name meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Breana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
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." 
Benita - Feminine form of Spanish Benito, meaning "blessed."
Bityah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God."
Barnaby - Old English form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Bat-el - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God."
Boitumelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "joy."
Bailee - Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Behar - Albanian name meaning "summer."
Bojidar - Variant spelling of Bulgarian Bozhidar, meaning "divine gift."
Bahati -  African Swahili word and namemeaning "luck; good fortune."
Batul - Arabic name meaning "virgin."
Bojan - Serbian and Slovene form of Slavic Boian, meaning "warrior."
Benedita - Feminine form of Portuguese Benedito, meaning "blessed."
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Boyana - Feminine form of Bulgarian Boyan, meaning "warrior."
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Braonán - Gaelic name composed of the elements braon "drop, moisture," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little drop."
Bláthnat - Irish Gaelic name meaning "little flower." In mythology, this is the name of a maiden who loved Cúchulainn, the hero of Ulster. 
Basira - Feminine form of Arabic Basir, meaning "wise."
Briallen - Welsh name meaning "primrose."
Breindel - Yiddish name meaning "brunette."
Badrig - Armenian name meaning "Roman noble."
Boulos - Variant spelling of Arabic Bulus, a form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Berjouhi - Armenian name meaning "elegant lady."
Bartholomieu - French Provençal form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bittor - Basque form of Latin Victor, meaning "conqueror."
Byelobog - Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 
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.
Bénédicte - Feminine form of French Bénédict, meaning "blessed." 
Borya - Pet form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Brahim - Possibly an Albanian form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
Brita - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
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. 
Brenda -  Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning"sword." 
Breixo - Galician-Portuguese form of Roman Latin Verissimus, meaning "very true."
Bernarde - Feminine form of French Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bjarni - Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Brídin - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Bríd, meaning "little exalted one."
Bogomila - Feminine form of Bulgarian Bogomil, meaning "God-favor."
Baudouin - French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bartal - Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bashkim - Albanian name meaning "alliance; union."
Bogumil - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and mil "favor," hence "God-favor."
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."
Bakarne - Feminine form of Basque Bakar, meaning "alone."
Bar-abba - Aramaic name meaning "son of the father."
Bertie - English pet form of German Bertha, meaning "bright." Compare with masculine Bertie.
Bernardine - Pet form of French Bernarde, meaning "bold as a bear."
Briac - Breton form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
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.
Beyla - Variant spelling of Yiddish Baile, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Blandina - Chamoru name meaning"blond." 
Benedictus - Late Latin name derived from the word benedicte, meaning "blessed."
Buduica - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Berengarius - Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."
Brigantia -  Name of the tutelarygoddess of the Brigantes (British Celts) from which the mythic Irish Bríghid, daughter of Dagda, is probably an offshoot.
Bsag - Armenian name meaning "crown."
Bréanainn - Old Irish Gaelic name, meaning "prince."
Bairtliméad - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Beorhthere - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and here "army," hence "bright army."
Bartolomeo - Italian form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Baruti - Egyptian name meaning "teacher."
Bernt - Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bjorg - Old Norse name derived from the word bjorg, "to help, save," hence "rescuer, saver."
Baile - Yiddish form of Hebrew Bilhah, meaning "weak, troubled, old."
Bigvai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Bigvay, meaning "gardener, husbandman" or "in my bodies." In the bible, this is the name of a man who was a leader amongst the Babylonian exile returnees.
Börje - Swedish form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 
Beppe - Pet form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Baako - African Akan unisex name meaning "born first."
Bergit - Norwegian variant form of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Barzig - Armenian name meaning "plain."
Bastian - Short form of English Sebastian, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bar - Element found in a great manyAramaic names, meaning "son of."
Bernardita - Feminine form of Spanish Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."
Beneš - Czech form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Berdine - Contracted form of French Bernardine, 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." 
Boipelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "proud."
Bergdis - Old Norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and dís"goddess, woman," hence "rescue-goddess." 
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.
Birgit - Short form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bala - Hindi unisex name meaning "young."
Bosse - Pet form of Swedish Bo, meaning "householder."
Brice - French form of Scottish Bryce, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bieito - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed."
Beryl -  English gem name meaning "beryl," from Greek beryllos, a word applied to all green gemstones. 
Bogna - Contracted form of Slavic Bogdana, meaning "gift from God." 
Birghir - Old Swedish variant form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Birte - Pet form of Danish Birgitte, meaning "exalted one."
Bazyli - Polish form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king." 
Bittori - Variant of Basque Bittore, meaning "conqueror."
Babak - Persian name meaning "little father."
Bernát - Hungarian form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bartolomeüs -  Dutch form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bithyah - Hebrew name meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
Bartholomaeus - Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bette - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Belén - Spanish name for Bethlehem also used as a personal name, meaning "house of bread."
Bandi - Pet form of Hungarian András, meaning "man; warrior."
Bertók - Hungarian form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven."
Buru - African Shona name meaning "bull."
Bricius - Latin form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bardolph - Anglo-Norman form of Old German Bardulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bente - Feminine form of Danish Bendt, meaning "blessed."
Barunka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Buikhu - Egyptian name meaning "the best."
Berezi - Basque name meaning "special."
Barnabás - Hungarian form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Bence - Hungarian form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Buziba - African Ganda name meaning "deep water; open water."
Briartach - Said to be a corrupted form of Irish Gaelic Muircheartach, meaning "skilled seaman." 
Botilda - Latin form of Scandinavian Bodil, meaning "battle of revenge." 
Bo-lin - Chinese name composed of bo "sea" or "waves" and lin "forest."
Batyah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Batya, meaning "daughter of God."
Bar-tolmay - Variant form of Aramaic bar-Talmai, meaning "son of Talmai."
Biljana - Serbian name meaning "herb."
Borislav - Slavic name composed of the elements bor- "battle" and slav "glory," hence "battle glory." In use by the Bulgarians and Russians.
Brunnhilde - Variant form of Old High German Brunhild, meaning "armored warrior woman."
Branda - Feminine form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "sword."
Beta - English name derived from the second letter of the Greek alphabet, beta, related to Hebrew bet, meaning "house." 
Bartholomaus - German form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bliss - Old English unisex name derived from the word bliss, meaning"joy; happiness." 
Blanka - Czech and Polish form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Basima - Feminine form of Arabic Basim, meaning "smiling."
Brava - Esperanto name meaning "brave."
Bahá - Arabic name meaning "glory, splendor."
Bekim - Albanian name meaning "blessing."
Bbwaddene - African Ganda name meaning "large dog."
Bettino - Pet form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Béla - Hungarian name meaning "white." 
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. 
Brigit - Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Bożydar - Polish form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Barebra - Old Swedish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Burk - From the Germanic word burg, meaning "castle, fort, protection." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element.
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Baptiste - French equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Beltza - Basque name meaning "black."
Bartholomeus - Dutch form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bartolommeo - Variant spelling of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bosmat - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
Brittani - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Bernetta - Pet form of French Bernadine, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bitxi - Basque name meaning "gem."
Bradán - Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "salmon."
Bruatar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadar, meaning "dream."
Benedikte - Norwegian feminine form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Benedikt -   German form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bluma - Yiddish name meaning "flower." Also spelled Blume.
Bözsi - Pet form of Hungarian Erzsébet, meaning "God is my oath."
Bertolf - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Barkarne - Variant spelling of Basque Barkarna, meaning "lonely."
Baldric - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and ric "power, rule," hence "bold ruler."
Bénézet - French Provençal form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Beathan - Scottish name derived from Gaelic beatha, meaning "life."
Bohumír -  Czech form of Slavic Bogomir, meaning "God-peace."
Bero - Basque name meaning "hot."
Bonnie - English name derived from the Scottish word bonnie "pretty." 
Brynne - Feminine form of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Belynda - English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
Barnabé - French form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
Bertramus - Latin form of German Bertram, meaning "bright raven."
Barzilai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Barzillay, meaning "man of iron."
Bibi - From a French word used as a term of endearment, meaning "bauble, toy."
Baiardo - Variant spelling of Spanish Bajardo, meaning "bay color."  
Bennie - Pet form of English Benjamin "son of the right hand" and Benedict "blessed."
Benzecry - Hebrew patronymic name meaning "son of Zechariah."
Björne - Pet form of Swedish Björn, meaning "bear."
Boghos - Armenian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small." 
Bercu - Turkish name meaning "sweet-smelling."
Barthomieu - Contracted form of French Provençal Bartholomieu, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Banu - Persian name meaning "lady."
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.
Borys - Polish form of Russian Boris, probably meaning "fighter, warrior." 
Birgita - Danish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bibiñe - Basque form of Vivian, meaning "alive; animated; lively."
Bertram - Modern German form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
Bronius - Pet form of Lithuanian Bronislovas, meaning "glorious protector."
Barb - English short form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Basu - Variant form of Hindi Vasu, meaning "dweller."
Banafrit - Egyptian name meaning "beautiful soul."
Blasios -  Greek form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bathilda - Variant spelling of Old High German Bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
Birthe - Pet form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Bátor - Hungarian form of Mongolian Baatar, meaning "warrior."
Baldawin - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold" and wini "friend," hence "brave friend."
Bonaventura - Italian name meaning "good fortune."
Bar-talmai - Aramaic name meaning "son of Talmai."
Bożena - Feminine form of Polish Bożydar, meaning "divine gift."
Bengt - Modern form of Swedish Benkt, meaning "blessed." 
Barea - Basque name meaning "clam."
Brande - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brickel - South German byname related to the word bröckel, a diminutive of brocken "chunk," hence "little chunk," denoting a short stocky person.
Brónach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word br�n meaning "sorrow."
Boleslav - Slavic name composed of the elements bole "large" and slav "glory," hence "large glory." In use by the Russians.
Bat-sheva -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
Báirbre - Irish form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bogoris - Tatar nickname meaning "small."
Braden - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bradain, meaning "descendant of Bradán," hence "salmon."
Bozidar - Slavic name composed of the elements bozy "divine" and dar "gift," hence "divine gift."
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Brictius - Variant spelling of Latin Bricius, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled."
Braeden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Bohumil - Czech and Slovak form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
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."
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. 
Bento - Pet form of Portuguese Benjamim, meaning "blessed."
Becky - Pet form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
Bared - Armenian name meaning "marshal."
Bartomeu - Catalan form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bapoto - African Zezuru name meaning "born amidst noise/quarreling."
Bernardo -  Italian and Spanish form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Boudewijn - Dutch form of Old High German Baldwin, meaning "brave friend."
Bassem - Variant spelling of Arabic Bassam, meaning "smiling."
Belinu - Variant spelling of Celtic Belenus, meaning "shining."
Bixenta - Feminine form of Basque Bixintxo, meaning "conquering."
Belle - English name derived from the French vocabulary word for "beautiful." It is often used in compound names, sometimes in the abbreviated form -bel.
Bjørg - Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 
Barabba - Variant spelling of Aramaic bar-Abba, meaning "son of the father."
Berenger - Old French form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bitxilore - Basque form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl."
Bronwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted."
Britta - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Benvenuto - Medieval Italian name composed of the elements bene "well" and venuto "arrived," hence "well-arrived," i.e. "welcome."
Barclay - Scottish form of Old English Berkeley, meaning "birch tree meadow." 
Blaanid - Manx form of Irish Gaelic Bláithín, meaning "little flower."
Bengta - Feminine form of Swedish Bengt, meaning "blessed." 
Brizio - Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
Bariesou - Greek form of Aramaic Bar-Yesu, meaning "son of Jesus." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a false prophet.
Booker - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, originally denoting both a "book-binder" and a "scribe."
Bairre - Old form of Irish Gaelic Barra, meaning "fair-headed."
Bertilda - Old German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and hild "battle," hence "bright battle maid."
Björghildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Borghildr, meaning "helping battle maid." 
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. 
Beatrise - Latvian form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Bergr - Variant form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver."
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.
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.
Blaize - English variant spelling of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Binh - Vietnamese name meaning "peace."
Boyd - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "yellow," as in yellow-haired.
Bartos - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bertina - Short form of Italian Albertina, meaning "bright nobility." 
Brandr - Old Norse name derived from the word brand "blade, sword," a derivative of brinnan meaning "to flash."
Blaž - Slovene form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
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. 
Boštjan - Short form of Slovene Sebastjan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bhaltair - Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." 
Batilda - Swedish form of Old High German Bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
Bearach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word biorach, meaning "sharp."
Bride - Modern form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Barkarna - Basque name meaning "lonely."
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." 
Brádach - Gaelic name, possibly from a contracted form of brághadach, meaning "large-chested."
Barbora - Czech form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bakene - Basque name meaning "peace."
Bénédict - French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Berengari - Short form of Latin Berengaria, meaning "bear-spear."
Bittore - Feminine form of Basque Bittor, meaning "conqueror."
Baldev - Contracted form of Hindi Baladeva, meaning "strong God."
Beileag - Pet form of Scottish Iseabail, meaning "God is my oath."
Bardhyl - Albanian name meaning "white star."
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. 
Bertrando - Italian form of Latin Bertramus, meaning "bright raven." 
Benedykta - Feminine form of Polish Benedykt, meaning "blessed."
Billy - Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Baraka - Egyptian name meaning "blessing; gift."
Babajide - African Yoruba name meaning "father has come to life again."
Bardulf - Contracted form of German Bardawulf, meaning "bright wolf."
Bergþóra - Feminine form of Old Norse Bergþórr, meaning "rescue-Thor."
Bath-shua - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bath-Shuwa, meaning "daughter of wealth." 
Breándan - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Bréanainn, meaning "prince."
Branca - Galician-Portuguese form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Bujar - Albanian name meaning "generous."
Besijana - Albanian name, derived from the city name, meaning "oath."
Bariş - Turkish name meaning "peace."
Bardawulf - Old German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Bertulf, meaning "bright wolf." 
Bohumila - Czech and Slovak form of Slavic Bogumila, meaning "God-favor."
Baruna - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bogatyr - Russian form of Turkish Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Bar-timay - Aramaic name, possibly meaning "son of defilement" or "son of a whore."
Barčinka - Pet form of Czech Barbora, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bàrtolo - Short form of Italian Bartolomeo, meaning "son of Talmai."
Benedetta - Feminine form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."
Bas - Short form of English Basil, meaning "king" or "basil (the herb)."
Bergliot - Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Bergljót, meaning "rescue light." 
Bronislava - Feminine form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." In use by the Russians.
Byrghir - Old Swedish form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."
Baldwin - English form of French Baldoin, meaning "brave friend."
Beula - Variant spelling of Hebrew Beulah, meaning "she who is married."
Brian -   Irish name derived from Celtic Brigonos, meaning "high hill."
Barnebhuah -  Aramaic name composed of the elements bar "son of" and nebiy "prophet, speaker," hence meaning "son of exhortation." 
Beaumont - From the Old French surname, derived from a place name composed of the elements beau "beautiful" and mont "hill, mountain," hence "beautiful mountain."
Bruadair - Irish Gaelic name meaning "dream."
Berahthraben - Old High German name composed of the elements beraht "bright" and hraban "raven," hence "bright raven."
Bolívar - Spanish name derived from the Basque place name Bolibar, composed of bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow, riverbank," hence "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
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. 
Bonifác - Czech form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Bartolomeu - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartó - Hungarian surname derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bahij - Arabic name meaning "happy."
Benedikta - Swedish feminine form of Scandinavian Benedikt, meaning "blessed."
Bautista - Spanish equivalent of Italian Battista, meaning "baptist."
Bedros - Armenian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Barrett - Variant spelling of English Barret, meaning "haggler."
Bartlet - Diminutive form of English Bartholomew, meaning "son of Talmai."
Borbala - Russian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bartolomäus - German form of Latin Bartolomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bobbie - Pet form of English Roberta, meaning "bright fame."
Blodwen - Welsh name meaning "white flower." 
Bérénice - French form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bosede - African Tiv name meaning "born on Sunday."
Bao-zhai - Chinese name meaning "precious hairpin."
Bogoslav - Slavic name composed of the elements bog "god" and slav "glory," hence "God-glory."
Barra - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bara, meaning "to choose." Compare with masculine Barra.
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.
Bernádett - Feminine form of Hungarian Bernát, meaning "bold as a bear."
Blažej - Czech form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Berengár - Portuguese form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Barthold - Variant spelling of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
Bastiaan - Short form of Dutch Sebastiaan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Bar-sabba - Aramaic name, probably meaning "son of the Sabbath." 
Baldhild - Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and hild "battle," hence "bold battle."
Bóthildr - Old Norse name composed of the elements bót "bettering, compensation, remedy," and hildr "battle," hence "battle of revenge."
Bébhionn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Bébhinn - Variant spelling of Irish Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady."
Benoît - Old French form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
Bartolomĕj - Czech form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Benoîte - Feminine form of French Benoît, meaning "blessed."
Berenice - Latin form of Macedonian Greek Berenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
Bronisława - Feminine form of Polish Bronisław, meaning "glorious protector."
Bogumił - Polish form of Slavic Bogumil, meaning "God-favor."
Berengaria - Feminine form of Latin Beringarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bogusław - Polish form of Slavic Bogoslav, meaning "God-glory."
Boipelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "proud."
Boitumelo - African Tswana unisex name meaning "joy."
Bolesław - Polish form of Slavic Boleslav, meaning "large glory."
Bolivar - Castilian form of Spanish Bolívar, meaning "meadow mill" or "riverbank mill."
Bonifacio - Italian form of Latin Bonifatius, meaning "good destiny/fate." 
Béďa - Pet form of Czech Bedřich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Bedřich - Czech form of German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Bedřišek - Pet form of Czech Bedřich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Bora - Turkish name meaning "hurricane."
Bela - Hebrew name meaning "destruction." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Edom.
Božidar - Czech form of Slavic Bozidar, meaning "divine gift."
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Benedict - English form of French Bénédict, meaning "blessed." 
Brahim - Arabic form of Hebrew Abraham,meaning "father of a multitude." 
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, possibly meaning "large-chested." 
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Brandi - Pet form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Benj�min - Hungarian form of Greek Beniamín, meaning "son of the right hand."
Baako - African Akan unisex name meaning "born first."
Baal zebul - Variant spelling of Greek Beelzeboul, possibly meaning "lord or possessor of the high place."
Brenin llwyd - Welsh myth name of a being believed to inhabit the mountains of Snowdonia, composed of the names Brenin "king" and Llwyd "gray-haired," hence "grey-haired king."
Báb - Arabic name meaning "gate." 
Bab -   Armenian name meaning "grandfather."
Babe - This was once a popular American English pet name for athletes, especially in the early 1900s, before and after Babe Ruth. Compare with feminine Babe.
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Babieca - Spanish name meaning "a simpleton; stupid." This wasthe name of the white Andalusian steed belonging to El Cid. According to legend, Babieca was frail and wild and when El Cid chose her, his godfather exclaimed"Babieca!" and so this became his name. But Babieca was notstupid; he became a great and famous warhorse and El Cid loved him so much herequested that he be buried with him in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardena. Unfortunately, his wish was not granted; instead Babieca was buried before the gate of the monastery and two elms were planted to mark the site.
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Badr - Arabic unisex name meaning "full moon."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bahadur (persian - بهادر): Hindi and Persian form of Mongolian Baghatur, meaning "hero" or "warrior."
Berengar - Italian form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."
Bai - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "pure, white" or 2) "many, hundred."
Bailey - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
Bara - Hebrew name meaning "to choose."
Bailie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Brógán - Old Gaelic name composed of the word br�g "shoe," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little shoe."
Baily - Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Bronisław - Polish form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Barbára - Icelandic form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Barbara - Greek name derived from the feminine form of the word barbaros, once used to refer to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners which sounded like "bar-bar" to the Greeks, hence "foreign; strange." 
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Bala - Hindi unisex name meaning "young."
Bernat - Catalan form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bogumiła - Feminine form of Polish Bogumił, meaning "God-favor."
Bernat -  Basque form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."
Bogusława - Feminine form of Polish Bogusław, meaning "God-glory."
Berry -  Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed." Compare with feminine Berry.
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Balduino - Spanish form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
Bertie - Pet form of English Bert, meaning "bright." Compare with feminine Bertie.
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bolesława - Feminine form of Polish Bolesław, meaning "large glory."
Basma - Variant spelling of Hebrew Bosma, meaning perfumed."
Bambi - English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
Borbála - Hungarian form of Greek Barbara, meaning"foreign; strange."
Bambie - Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
Božena - Feminine form of Czech Božidar, meaning "divine gift."
Beata - Polish name derived from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
Barnabas - Greek form of Aramaic Barnebhuah, meaning "son of exhortation." In the bible, this is a surname given to Joses by the apostles. He was a native of Cyprus who was a Christian teacher and disciple of Paul.
Beatrice -  Italian form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
Barra - Short form of Gaelic Fionnbarra, meaning "fair-headed." Compare with feminine Barra.
Björn - Swedish form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."
Bartłomiej - Polish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Blair - Scottish unisex name derived from any of a number of places in Scotland called Blair, derived from the Gaelic word blàr, meaning "field, plain," most often referring to a "battlefield." 
Brina - Slovene name meaning "protector."
Błažej - Polish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
Bliss - Old English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word bliss, meaning "joy; happiness." 
Blythe - Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
Bo (chinese - 波): Chinese unisex name meaning "sea" or "waves."
Bobbi - Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 

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