Names starting with B


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

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