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First Name Directory - Starting with B

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

Barry is both a given name and a surname. The given name is an Anglicised form of several Irish personal names, whilst the surname has numerous etymological origins, and is derived from both place names and personal names.
The name Basil (/ˈbæzəl/; royal, kingly) comes from the male Greek name Vassilios (Greek: Βασίλειος, female version Bασιλική), which first appeared during the Hellenistic period. It is derived from "basileus" (Greek: βασιλεύς), a Greek word of pre-Hellenic origin meaning "king", from which words such as basilica and basilisk (via Latin) as well as the eponymous herb (via Old French) derive, and the name of the Italian region Basilicata, which had been long under the rule of the Byzantine Emperor (also called basileus).
The name goes back to the English family name Bradley, which is derived from the name of several places.
The Scots-English language name Bruce arrived in Scotland with the Normans, from the place name Brix of the Manche département in Normandy, France, meaning "the willowlands". Initially promulgated via the descendants of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce) (1274-1329), it has been a Scottish surname since medieval times; it is now a common given name.
The name originates from the English surname Brandon. This surname can be derived from any of the numerous placenames in England so-named which are composed of two elements derived from the Old English language. The first element means "broom", "gorse"; and the second means "hill". There are several variant spellings of the given name Brandon; there is also probably, a feminine variant of the name. Brandon is considered to be a masculine name; however, in the United States during the 1980s, the name cracked the top 1,000th names recorded for female births; the name has since then fallen out of the top 1,000 female baby names.
Barney (pronunciation: also known as /ˈbɑr.nɛɪ/ or ˈ/bɑr.ni/, also: /ˈbaɐ.ni/) is an English diminutive of the male given name Bernhard (Bernard, Barnard), Barnabas and Barnaby.
Beryl in the English-speaking is a female and (more rarely) a male given name.
Bradley is a male given name, which is common especially in English-speaking areas.
Brock is a male given name, given mainly in the English-speaking world. He is from the old English term brocc derived, the "Badger" (Engl.: badger) means.
Baruch (Hebrew בָּרוּךְ ' praised') is a Hebrew name, which comes from the Bible and is used as a last name. Baruch is equivalent to the Arabic name بارك / Bārak or its English variant Barack. All variants correspond to the Latin Benedictus (Benedict).
Boyd is a surname of Scottish origin, derived from the Scottish Isle of Bute, as well as a male given name derived from the name of this family.
Bob is an English masculine given name.
Brent is an English masculine given name derived from the same family name.
Bud is an English masculine given name.

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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