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  1. 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."

  2. BENTO: Pet form of Portuguese Benjamim, meaning "blessed."

  3. 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."

  4. BENVENUTO: Medieval Italian name composed of the elements bene "well" and venuto "arrived," hence "well-arrived," i.e. "welcome."

  5. BENYAMIN: Variant spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand." 

  6. BENZECRY: Hebrew patronymic name meaning "son of Zechariah."

  7. BEORHTHERE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and here "army," hence "bright army."

  8. BEORHTWULF: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."

  9. BEORNHEARD: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements beorn "bear" and heard "brave, hardy," hence "bold as a bear."

  10. 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

  11. BEPPE: Pet form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 

  12. BER (בֶּער): 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.

  13. BERACH: Variant spelling of Irish Bearach, meaning "sharp."

  14. BERAHTHRABEN: Old High German name composed of the elements beraht "bright" and hraban "raven," hence "bright raven."

  15. BERBIZ: Basque name meaning "resurrection."

  16. BEREND: Low German form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

  17. BERENGÁR: Portuguese form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."

  18. BERENGAR: Italian form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."

  19. BERENGARIUS: Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."

  20. BERENGER: Old French form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."

  21. BERENGUER: Spanish form of Latin Berengarius, meaning "bear-spear."

  22. BERGR: Variant form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver."

  23. BERGÞÓRR: Old Norse composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and Þórr "Thor," hence "rescue-Thor."

  24. BERHTRAM: Contracted form of Old High German Berahthraben, meaning "bright raven."

  25. BERHTULF: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements berht "bright" and wulf "wolf," hence "bright wolf."

  26. BERINGAR: Old German name composed of the elements berin "bear" and ger "spear," hence "bear-spear."

  27. BERINGARIUS: Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."

  28. BERK: Turkish name meaning "solid, strong." 

  29. BERKANT: Turkish name meaning "solid oath."

  30. 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."

  31. BERKER: Turkish name meaning "solid man."

  32. BERMUDO: Spanish form of Visigothic Vermundo, meaning "protector of man." 

  33. BERNARD

    1. English form of Anglo-Saxon Beornheard, meaning "bold as a bear."

    2. Norman French form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear." 

  34. BERNARDINO: Pet form of Italian Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."

  35. BERNARDO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."

  36. BERNARDUS: Latin form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

  37. BERNÁT: Hungarian form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

  38. BERNAT: Catalan form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."

  39. BERND: Contracted form of Low German Berend, meaning "bold as a bear."

  40. BERNDT: Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."

  41. BERNHARD: Old High German name composed of the elements bero "bear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "bold as a bear."

  42. BERNHARDT: Variant spelling of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

  43. BERJ: Armenian name meaning "elegant."

  44. BERNAT: Basque form of Latin Bernardus, meaning "bold as a bear."

  45. BERNIE: Pet form of English Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."

  46. BERNT: Variant spelling of Low German Bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."

  47. BERO: Basque name meaning "hot."

  48. BERRY: Variant spelling of English Barry, meaning "fair-headed." Compare with feminine Berry.

  49. BERT: Modern English name derived from Old English beorht, meaning "bright." Used as a short form of longer names containing the same element. 

  50. BERTALAN: Hungarian form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."

  51. BERTHOLD: German name composed of the elements berht "bright" and wald "ruler," hence "bright ruler."

  52. BERTIE: Pet form of English Bert, meaning "bright." Compare with feminine Bertie.

  53. BERTÓK: Hungarian form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven."

  54. BERTOLDO: Italian form of German Berthold, meaning "bright ruler."

  55. BERTOLF: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."

  56. BERTRAM: Modern German form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 

  57. BERTRAMUS: Latin form of German Bertram, meaning "bright raven."

  58. BERTRAND: Medieval French form of Old High German Berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 

  59. BERTRANDO: Italian form of Latin Bertramus, meaning "bright raven." 

  60. BERTULF: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Berhtulf, meaning "bright wolf."

  61. BERWYN: Welsh name composed of the Celtic elements bàrr "head, top," and (g)wyn "fair, white," hence "fair-headed."

  62. BES: Egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning "brings joy."

  63. BESART: Albanian name meaning "golden oath."

  64. BESIM: Albanian name meaning "faith."

  65. BESIN: Albanian name derived from the city name, Besiana, meaning "oath."

  66. BESMIR: Albanian name meaning "has good faith."

  67. BESNIK: Albanian name meaning "faithful; loyal." In use by the Romani.

  68. 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

  69. BETHUEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Bethuw'el, meaning "God destroys" or "man of God." In the bible, this is the name of a town and also the name of the father of Rebecca.

  70. BETHUW'EL (בְּתוּאֵל): Hebrew name meaning "God destroys" or "man of God." In the bible, this is the name of a town and also the name of the father of Rebecca.

  71. BETI: Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock; stone." 

  72. BETSALEL (בְּצַלְאֵל): 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. 

  73. BETTINO: Pet form of Italian Benedetto, meaning "blessed."

  74. BETUEL: Variant spelling of English Bethuel, meaning "God destroys" or "man of God."

  75. BEVAN: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Anglicized form of Welsh ap Iefan, meaning "son of Evan."

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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. 

  79. BHALTAIR: Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." 

  80. BHARATA (भारत): Hindi name meaning "to be maintained." In mythology, this is the name of the second brother of Lord Rama.

  81. BHEKIZITHA: African Zulu name meaning "he watches out for enemies."

  82. BIAGGIO: Variant spelling of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."

  83. BIAGINO: Pet form of Italian Biagio, meaning "talks with a lisp."

  84. BIAGIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."

  85. BIALBOG: Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 

  86. BIDZIIL: Native American Navajo name meaning "he is strong."

  87. BIEITO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed."

  88. BIELOBOG: Variant spelling of Slavic Belobog, meaning "white god." 

  89. 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."

  90. 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.

  91. BIGVAY (בִּגְוַי): 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.

  92. BIHAR: Basque name meaning "tomorrow."

  93. BIJAY: Variant spelling of Hindi Vijay, meaning "victory."

  94. BIJOY: Variant form of Hindi Bijay, meaning "victory." 

  95. BIKENDI: Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."

  96. BILAGAANA: Native American Navajo name meaning "white person."

  97. BILAL (بلال): Arabic name meaning "moistening." 

  98. BILE: Irish name derived from the word bile, meaning "sacred tree." In mythology, this is the name of a god of healing and light.

  99. BILHAN (בִּלְהָן): Hebrew name meaning "modest." In the bible, this is the name of a Benjamite.

  100. BILL: Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."

  101. BILLY: Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."

  102. BINGEN: Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."

  103. BINGWEN (炳文): Chinese name meaning "bright and cultivated."

  104. BINH: Vietnamese name meaning "peace."

  105. BINYAMIN (בִּנְיָמִין): Hebrew name meaning "son of the right hand." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel, the youngest of Jacob's twelve sons. His original name was Benoni, given to him by his mother who died giving birth to him. Not wanting his son to bear such an ill-omened name, Jacob changed it to Binyamin (Benjamin), a more fortunate name. 

  106. BINYAMIYN: Older spelling of Hebrew Binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."

  107. BION (Βίων): Greek name derived from the word bios meaning "life."

  108. BIORNA: Gaelic name of Nordic origin, meaning "bear."

  109. BIPIN (বিপিন): Bengali form of Hindi Vipin, meaning "forest."

  110. BIRGER: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bergr, meaning "rescuer, saver."

  111. BIRGHIR: Old Swedish variant form of Scandinavian Birger, meaning "rescuer, saver."

  112. BITI: Egyptian name meaning "king of the north."

  113. BITTOR: Basque form of Latin Victor, meaning "conqueror."

  114. BIXINTXO: Basque form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."

  115. BJARNE: Modern Scandinavian form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."

  116. BJARNI: Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."

  117. BJARTE: Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."

  118. BJARTUR: Icelandic form of Old Norse Bjartr, meaning "bright."

  119. BJARTR: Old Norse name derived from the word bjartr, meaning "bright."

  120. BJORG: Old Norse name derived from the word bjorg, "to help, save," hence "rescuer, saver."

  121. BJØRG: Norwegian form of Old Norse Bjorg, meaning "rescuer, saver." 

  122. BJORN: Old Norse name derived from the word bjorn, meaning "bear."

  123. BJÖRN: Swedish form of Old Norse Bjorn, meaning "bear."

  124. BJÖRNE: Pet form of Swedish Björn, meaning "bear."

  125. BLÁÁN: Scottish name composed of Gaelic blá "yellow" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little yellow one."

  126. BLAGOJA (Благоја): Macedonian name meaning "gentle."

  127. BLAIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the old Scottish Gaelic personal name Bláán, meaning "little yellow one."

  128. BLAINE: Variant spelling of English Blain, meaning "little yellow one."

  129. 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." 

  130. BLAISE: French form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
  131. BLAIZE: English variant spelling of French Blaise, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  132. BLAKE: Old English byname for a person having unusually dark or light hair or skin. It later became a surname then a popular forename. It comes from two Old English words: 1) bl�c "black," and, 2) blāc "white." It can therefore mean either "black" or "white." 
  133. BLAS: Spanish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  134. BLASIOS (Βλάσιος): Greek form of Roman Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  135. BLASIUS: Roman name derived from Latin blaesus, "lisping," hence "talks with a lisp."
  136. BLAŽ: Slovene form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  137. BLAZE: Variant spelling of English Blaize, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
  138. BŁAŽEJ: Polish form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  139. BLAŽEJ: Czech form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp."
  140. BLERIM: Albanian name meaning "verdure; greenery."
  141. BLISS: Old English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word bliss, meaning "joy; happiness." 
  142. BLYTHE: Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
  143. BO (Chinese: ):
    1. Chinese unisex name meaning "sea" or "waves."
    2. Romani name meaning "colonist, settler."
    3. Swedish byname for a "householder," transferred to forename use, derived from Old Norse búa, meaning "to dwell; to have a household." 
  144. BOANERGES (Βοανηργες): Greek name meaning "sons of thunder" or "sons of tumult." In the bible, this is a name given to the brothers James and John by Jesus.
  145. BO'AZ (בּׄעַז): Hebrew name meaning "swiftness." In the bible, this is the name of a Bethlehemite who married Ruth.
  146. BOAZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Bo'az, meaning "swiftness." In the bible, this is the name of a Bethlehemite who married Ruth.
  147. BOB: Short form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
  148. BOBBI: Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 
  149. BOBBY: Pet form of English Robert, meaning "bright fame." 
  150. BOGATIR: Variant spelling of Russian Bogatyr, meaning "hero" or "warrior."

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