Gunther

Gunther is the name of a historical king who appears in the Germanic saga Nibelungenlied, wanting to marry Brunhild, a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, but a fiercely strong and independent woman. She sets a series os tasks for Gunther that are impossible for him to do, so his oath-brother (and later brother-in-law) Siegfried took his place with the aid…

Garland

Garland comes from an English surname meaning “triangle land” made up of Old English gara (triangular piece of land) and land (land). It could also have originated as an occupational name for someone who sold garlands. Garland also refers to a wreath of flowers or leaves, as well as also referring to a mark of honor or…

Guillermo

Guillermo (pr. gee-yehr-mo; Forvo) is the Spanish form of William, the English form of Germanic Willahelm meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Nicknames: Memo (Spanish), Guille (pr. gee-yay; Forvo) Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Gaston

Gaston is a French male name, possibly derived from a Germanic name, either from Germanic element gasti meaning “stranger” or “guest” or it could have been given to someone who came from Gascony, a former region in southwest France. Gaston is also a French surname. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Gastón (Spanish) Gastone (Italian)  

Gwydion

Gwydion is a Welsh male name meaning “born of trees”, a modern form of Guidgen, made up from Welsh gwŷdd (trees; plough) which comes from Proto-Brythonic *gwɨð (wood, trees) derived form Proto-Celtic *widus (wood, trees), a cognate with Proto-Germanic *widuz (wood); and Proto-Celtic *genos (family, clan; birth) derived from a PIE root word. In Welsh mythology, Gwydion is a hero and a trickster as well as…

Garvin

Garvin comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Irish Ó Gairbhín meaning “descendant of Gairbhín”, the latter a given name made up from Irish garbh (rough; coarse) via Old Irish garb which derives from a Proto-Celtic root; the second element of the name could be made up from the diminutive suffix -an though I’ve also seen it…

Guy

Guy is the Norman French form of Wido, an Ancient Germanic name which originated as a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element witu “wood” or wit “wide”. Guy as also been used as an anglicized transcription of Gai, a Hebrew male name meaning “valley, gorge, ravine”. As a surname it originated from the given name above, but it…

Gilbert

Gilbert is ab English name name which comes from Proto-Germanic Gisilbert meaning “bright pledge” or “bright hostage”, made up from Germanic elements gisil (pledge, host) and beraht (bright), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Gilbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Gil, Bert, Berty/Bertie, Gilby/Gilbie, Gibby Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Giselbert (Ancient Germanic)…

Gia

Gia is a female given name, a diminutive of Gianna, itself an Italian diminutive of Giovanna which is the feminine form of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning “Yahweh is gracious” from Hebrew. Gia 嘉 is also a Vietnamese male name meaning “praise, auspicious; excellent” which derives from Sino-Vietnamese. Spelled giá it’s a Vietnamese word meaning “price” 價. Origin: Hebrew, Sino-Vietnamese