Gavin

Gavin is a medieval form of Gawain, a name of uncertain meaning though it could be derived from Welsh Gwalchgwyn meaning "white hawk" from Old Welsh elements gwalch (hawk) and gwyn (white). Another possible origin for the name is from Welsh Gwalchmei meaning  "hawk of May" from Old Welsh gwalch (hawk) and mei (May). The name may also be derived from an early Brittonic name, *Ualcos Magesos meaning "hawk of … Continue reading Gavin

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Gennaro

Gennaro is a male given name, the Italian form of Januarius, a Roman cognomen meaning "January" from Latin ianus meaning "archway, covered passageway" derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ey- (to go). Januarius gets its name from the Roman god Janus, who was the god of doorways, transitions, and beginnings, depicted with two heads- one looking forward and the other backward, looking to the future and to … Continue reading Gennaro

Galvin

Galvin comes from a surname, the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealbháin meaning "descendant of Gealbhán", the latter a personal name meaning "bright white" from geal (bright) and ban (white) which may have originated for someone with blond hair or who had white or gray hair as they grew older; gealbhan is also the Irish word for "sparrow". Origin: Gaelic  

Guinevere

Guinevere is the wife of King Arthur who was in love with Lancelot and whose affair led to her husband's downfall. Guinevere is the Norman French form of Gwenhwyfar, made up of Proto-Celtic *windos (fair, white, blessed) and sebara (specter, phantom, demon, spirit, magical being), so the name essentially means "fair phantom", "white phantom" or "white magical being". Nicknames: … Continue reading Guinevere

George

George is the English form of Greek Georgios, which means "farmer, earthworker" from georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). George is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Georgios (Ancient Greek, Greek) Georgius (Latinized Greek) Giorgos (Modern Greek) Yiorgos (Greek) Yorgos (Greek) Gjergj (Albanian) Gevorg (Armenian) Kevork (Armenian) Gorka (Basque) Georgi (Bulgarian) … Continue reading George

Ginger

Ginger is name of a flower and spice which comes from Old English gingifer (influenced by Old French gingembre) derived from Latin zingiberi from Ancient Greek zingíberis from Prakrit (Middle Indic) singabera derived from Sanskrit srngaveram meaning "horn body" from srngram (horn) and vera (body), though it may also be derived from an Old Tamil word inchi-ver meaning "ginger root"; it may also be a nickname for Virginia, the feminine form of an Ancient … Continue reading Ginger

Gabrielle

Gabrielle is the French feminine form of Gabriel, which comes from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man” or “God is my strength”. Nicknames: Gabby, Brielle Origin: Hebrew Variants: Gabriella (Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, English) Gabriela (Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian) Gabrijela (Croatian) Gabriëlle (Dutch) Gabriele (German) Gabrielė (Lithuanian) Gavrila (Romanian)   Male forms: Gabriel … Continue reading Gabrielle

Gladio

Gladio is the Italian word for Gladius, the Latin word for "sword" and referring to a type of shortsword used by Ancient Roman soldiers. Gladius might possibly be derived from Gaulish *kladyos (sword) from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning "to break, beat". Although I don't believe Gladio has ever been used as a boy's name before, I think it … Continue reading Gladio

Gentiana

Gentiana is the name of a genus of flowering plants, as well as also being the strictly feminine form of Gentian, derived from the given name Gentius which seems to have gotten its name from an Illyrian king supposedly because he discovered the medicinal properties of the plant. Though the etymology is uncertain, it could be derived from … Continue reading Gentiana

Gilroy

Gilroy comes from a surname, the anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh meaning "son of the red-haired youth" or it could be derived from Mac Giolla Rí meaning "son of the king's servant". Origin: Gaelic