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Names starting with Bu

Burk - From the Germanic word burg, meaning "castle, fort, protection." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element.
Burim - Albanian name meaning "fountain; the source."
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..."
Bunny - English pet form of Latin Berenice, meaning "bringer of victory."
Bunty - English name, probably derived from an old nursery rhyme about "babybunting."
Bud - Short form of English Buddy, meaning "companion."
Butannaziba - African Ganda name meaning "before the night."
Butrus - Arabic form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Buwz - Hebrew name meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Buz - Anglicized form of Hebrew Buwz, meaning "contempt." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Nachor.
Bussaba - Thai name meaning "flower."
Burt - Short form of English Burton, meaning "fortified settlement."
Burton - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements burh "fortress, protection" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "fortified settlement."
Buru - African Shona name meaning "bull."
Burke - Variant spelling of German Burk, meaning "castle, fort, protection."
Burkhard - German name composed of the elements burg "castle, fort, protection" and hard "brave, strong," hence "strong protection."
Burney - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna "son of Biorna," hence "bear."
Bujare - Feminine form of Albanian Bujar, meaning "generous."
Bukuroshe - Albanian name meaning "beauty." 
Bunko - Japanese name meaning "literary child."
Burbuqe - Albanian name meaning "bud; sprout."
Bujune - African Nyoro name meaning "sorrow." This name is sometimes given to a child born during time of sorrow.
Bulus - Arabic form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Bulut - Turkish name meaning "cloud."
Buonfiglio - Italian name meaning "good son."
Budur - Feminine form of Arabic unisex Badr, meaning "full moon."
Buenaventura - Spanish form of Italian Bonaventura, meaning "good fortune."
Buikhu - Egyptian name meaning "the best."
Bujar - Albanian name meaning "generous."
Buduica - Variant spelling of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
Bubu - Egyptian name meaning "gives light."
Buck - From the American English pet name for a "high-spirited young man," from the vocabulary word buck, meaning  "male deer or goat."
Budde - African Ganda name meaning "night; occasion; time; weather."
Buddha - Buddhist title given to anyone who has become fully enlightened, has overcome greed, ignorance, hate, etc, and has become liberated from all suffering, meaning "awakened, enlightened." The most famous Buddha was Gautama Buddha.
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." 
Buffy - Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Buppha - Thai name meaning "flower."
Buziba - African Ganda name meaning "deep water; open water."
Busiris - Egyptian name of a king who killed visitors to his city, meaning "temple of Osiris."
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."
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.

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