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Friendship Names
Names that mean friend, companion, chum, confidant, comrade, partner, buddy.

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  • UNISEX:

    1. ICNOYOTL: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "friendship."

    2. LIEVE: Unisex short form of Dutch Lieven, meaning "dear friend." 

  • MALE:

    1. ÆÐELWINE: Anglo-Saxon name, composed of the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend," hence "noble friend."
    2. ÆLFWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements ælf "elf," and wine "friend," hence "elf friend."
    3. ÆTHELWINE: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelwine, meaning "noble friend."
    4. AKIIKI: Egyptian name meaning "friendly."
    5. ALDEN: Variant spelling of Middle English Aldin, meaning "old friend." Or from the surname Alden, having several possible meanings: "old hill," "high castle" or "high town."
    6. ALDIN: Variant spelling of Middle English Aldine, meaning "old friend."

    7. ALDINE: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdwine, meaning "old friend."

    8. ALDON: Variant spelling of Middle English Alden, meaning "old friend."
    9. ALDWEN: Variant spelling of Middle English Aldwin, meaning "old friend."

    10. ALDWIN: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdwine, meaning "old friend."

    11. ALUIN: Filipino name derived from Latin Alvinius, meaning "elf friend."

    12. ALUINO: Filipino name derived from Latin Alvinius, meaning "elf friend."

    13. ALVEN: English variant spelling of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

    14. ALVIN: Norman French name derived from Latin Alvinius, meaning "elf friend."

    15. ALVINIUS: Latin form of Old High German Alwin, meaning "elf friend." 

    16. ALVY: English pet form of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

    17. ALVYN: English variant spelling of Norman French Alwin, meaning "elf friend."

    18. ALWIN

      1. Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon �lfwine, meaning "elf friend." 

      2. Old High German name composed of the elements alb "elf" and wini "friend," hence "elf friend." 

      3. Variant spelling of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

    19. ALWYN: Variant spelling of Middle English Alwin, meaning "elf friend."

    20. AMILCAR: Spanish form of Phoenician Hamilcar, meaning "friend of Melqart."

    21. AMIT (עָמִית): Hebrew unisex name meaning "friend." Compare with other forms of Amit.

    22. ANAS (انس): Arabic name meaning "friendliness." 

    23. ANASS: Variant spelling of Arabic Anas, meaning "friendliness."

    24. ARDUINO: Italian form of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend." 

    25. ARLUIN: Variant spelling of Norman French Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."

    26. ASTROPHEL: English literary name from Astrophel and Stella, a famous sonnet composed by Philip Sidney in the 1580s, composed of the Greek elements aster "star" and phil "friend, lover," hence "star lover." 

    27. BALDAWIN: Old High German name composed of the elements bald "bold" and wini "friend," hence "brave friend."

    28. BALDEWIN: Variant spelling of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."

    29. BALDOIN: Old French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."

    30. BALDOVINO: Italian form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."

    31. BALDUÍNO: Portuguese form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
    32. BALDUINO: Spanish form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
    33. BALDWIN: English form of French Baldoin, meaning "brave friend."
    34. BAUDOUIN: French form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
    35. BOUDEWIJN: Dutch form of Old High German Baldwin, meaning "brave friend."
    36. BUD: Short form of English Buddy, meaning "companion."
    37. 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." 
    38. CEILEACHAIN: Irish Gaelic name derived from the word céileachán, a diminutive of céile ("companion"), hence "little companion."
    39. DARWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, probably derived from a Middle English personal name composed of the Old English elements deor "dear" and wine "friend," hence "dear friend."

    40. DERWIN: Probably a variant spelling of English Darwin, meaning "dear friend."

    41. EADWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements ead "fortune, rich, prosperity" and wine "friend, hence "rich friend."

    42. EALDWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements eald "ancient, old," and wine "friend," hence "old friend."

    43. EDWIN: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Eadwine, meaning "rich friend." 
    44. EDWYN: Variant spelling of Middle English Edwin, meaning "rich friend."
    45. ELDAD (אֶלְדָּד): Hebrew name meaning "beloved of God" or "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of one of the two Israelites whose prophecies Joshua complained about to Moses.
    46. ELDEN: Variant spelling of Middle English Alden, meaning "old friend."
    47. ELDIN: Variant spelling of Middle English Aldin, meaning "old friend."
    48. ELDWEN: Variant spelling of Middle English Eldwin, meaning "old friend."
    49. ELDWIN: Variant spelling of Middle English Aldwin, meaning "old friend."
    50. ELVIN: Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend."
    51. ELWIN: Variant spelling of Middle English Alwin, meaning "elf friend." 
    52. ELWYN: Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend."
    53. ENYINNAYA: African Igbo name meaning "his father's friend."
    54. EOFORWIN: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Eoforwine, meaning "boar friend."
    55. EOFORWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements eofor "wild boar" and wine "friend," hence "boar friend."
    56. ERVIN
      1. Albanian form of German Erwin, meaning "honor friend."
      2. Variant spelling of English Erwin, meaning "boar friend."
    57. ERVINS: Latvian form of German Erwin, meaning "honor friend."
    58. ERWIN
      1. German name composed of the elements era "honor, respect" and win "friend," hence "honor friend."
      2. Medieval English form of Anglo-Saxon Eoforwin, meaning "boar friend."
    59. FEOFIL (Феофил): Russian form of Latin Theophilus, meaning "God-friend."
    60. GLADWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Middle English Gladwyn, meaning "bright friend."
    61. GLADWYN: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Glædwine, meaning "bright friend."
    62. GLÆDWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements glæd "bright" and wine "friend," hence "bright friend."
    63. GODWIN: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Godwine, meaning "God's friend." 
    64. GODWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the elements god "God" and wine "friend," hence "God's friend."
    65. GOODWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English Godwin, meaning "God's friend."
    66. HADWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements hadu "strife, war" and win(e) "friend," hence "war-friend."
    67. HAMILCAR: Phoenician name composed of the word hi "friend" and the name of the god Melqart," hence "friend of Melqart."
    68. HARDWIN: Variant spelling of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend."
    69. HARLIN: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French personal name Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
    70. HARTWIN: German name composed of the elements hart "brave; hardy, strong" and win "friend," hence "hardy friend."
    71. HERLUIN: Norman French name composed of the Germanic elements erl "nobleman, warrior" and wini "friend," hence "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
    72. IRWIN: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Eoforwine, meaning "boar friend."
    73. JED: Short form of English Jedidiah, meaning "beloved of God" or "friend of God."
    74. JEDIDIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yediydeyah, meaning "beloved of God," "delight of God," or "friend of God." In the bible, this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan.
    75. KALIL (خليل): Variant spelling of Arabic Khalil, meaning "friend." Compare with another form of Kalil.
    76. KELVIN: First used in the 1920s, this English name was derived from the name of a Scottish river, possibly meaning "friendly river." 
    77. KHALEEL (خليل): Variant spelling of Arabic Khalil, meaning "friend."
    78. KHALIL (خليل): Arabic name derived from the word khalil, meaning "friend."
    79. LAI: Chamoru name meaning "friend; man; law."
    80. LEBUIN: Short form of Latin Lebuinus, meaning "dear friend."
    81. LEBUINUS: Latin form of Anglo-Saxon Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
    82. LEOFWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements leof "beloved, dear" and wine "friend," hence "dear friend."
    83. LEWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
    84. LIAFWIN: Frisian form of Anglo-Saxon Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
    85. LIEVEN: Variant spelling of Dutch Lievin, meaning "dear friend."
    86. LIEVIN: Dutch form of German Liafwin, meaning "dear friend."
    87. MALDWYN: Welsh form of Old High German Baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
    88. MESHULAM: Variant spelling of Hebrew Meshullam, meaning "friend." In the bible, this is the name of a scribe and many other minor characters.
    89. MESHULLAM (מְשֻׁלָּם): Hebrew name meaning "friend." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of Zerubbabel
    90. MUNGA: Older form of Scottish Mungo, possibly meaning "dearest friend."
    91. MUNGO: Old Scottish pet name derived from Brythonic my-nghu, meaning "dear one." It was recorded in Latin in the 6th century as carissimus amicus, meaning "dearest friend." 
    92. ODAKOTA: Native American Sioux name meaning "friend."
    93. ORTWIN: Middle High German name composed of the elements ort "point" and win "friend," hence "point-friend."
    94. OSWIN: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements os "god" and win "friend," hence "divine friend" or "friend of God."
    95. PAMPHILOS (Παμφιλος): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and philos "friend," hence "friend of all."
    96. PAMPHILUS: Latin form of Greek Pamphilos, meaning "friend of all."
    97. PANFILO: Italian form of Latin Pamphilus, meaning "friend of all."
    98. PHILOCRATES: Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
    99. PHILOKRATES (Φιλοκράτης): Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
    100. PHILOMELOS (Φιλομηλος): Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
    101. PHILOMELUS: Latin form of Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
    102. PHILOMENES (Φίλομενης): Perhaps a form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
    103. PHILOMENOS (Φιλομενος): Supposedly another spelling for Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease."
    104. PHILOMENUS: Latin form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease."
    105. PHILOTHEOS (Φιλόθεος): Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
    106. PHILOTHEUS: Latin form of Greek Philotheos, meaning "friend of God" or "loves God."
    107. RAFIQ (رفيق): Arabic name meaning "companion, friend."
    108. RAGUEL: Latin form of Hebrew Rəuwel, meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Esau. In the Book of Enoch, this name is included as one of the seven archangels. He is known as the archangel of fairness, harmony, and justice; he oversees the other angels to make sure that they are all working peacefully together with mankind. All angels and archangels who transgress must face this angel who passes judgment and issues punishment. He belongs to the choir of Principalities and is mainly focused on keeping heaven pure of corruption. He is the angel who carried Enoch to heaven and back to earth. He is identified with the angel of the 5th Seal in Revelation 6:9-11, and is believed to be the angel who opens the bottomless pit. He is also sometimes identified with Abaddon, an angel believed by some to be the devil. There are references to a similar figure in Babylonian texts which refer to him as Rag or Ragumu, and in Sumerian texts as Rig. 
    109. REUEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Rəuwel, meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Esau. In the Book of Enoch, this name is included as one of the seven archangels. He is known as the archangel of fairness, harmony, and justice; he oversees the other angels to make sure that they are all working peacefully together with mankind. All angels and archangels who transgress must face this angel who passes judgment and issues punishment. He belongs to the choir of Principalities and is mainly focused on keeping heaven pure of corruption. He is the angel who carried Enoch to heaven and back to earth. He is identified with the angel of the 5th Seal in Revelation 6:9-11, and is believed to be the angel who opens the bottomless pit. He is also sometimes identified with Abaddon, an angel believed by some to be the devil. There are references to a similar figure in Babylonian texts which refer to him as Rag or Ragumu, and in Sumerian texts as Rig. 
    110. RƏUWEL (רְעוּאֵל): Hebrew name meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Esau. In the Book of Enoch, this name is included as one of the seven archangels. He is known as the archangel of fairness, harmony, and justice; he oversees the other angels to make sure that they are all working peacefully together with mankind. All angels and archangels who transgress must face this angel who passes judgment and issues punishment. He belongs to the choir of Principalities and is mainly focused on keeping heaven pure of corruption. He is the angel who carried Enoch to heaven and back to earth. He is identified with the angel of the 5th Seal in Revelation 6:9-11, and is believed to be the angel who opens the bottomless pit. He is also sometimes identified with Abaddon, an angel believed by some to be the devil. There are references to a similar figure in Babylonian texts which refer to him as Rag or Ragumu, and in Sumerian texts as Rig. 
    111. SAMEER (سمير): Variant spelling of Arabic Samir, meaning "entertainer, companion in evening talk."
    112. SAMIR (سمير): Arabic name meaning "entertainer, companion in evening talk."
    113. SELWYN: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements sele "manor" and wine "friend," hence "manor-friend."
    114. SHELUMIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Shelumiyel, meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of a prince of the tribe of Simeon.
    115. SHELUMIYEL (שְׁלוּמִיאֵל): Hebrew name meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of a prince of the tribe of Simeon.
    116. SHLUMIEL (שְׁלוּמִיאֵל): Contracted form of Hebrew Shelumiyel, meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of a prince of the tribe of Simeon.
    117. SIK'IS: Native American Navajo name meaning "friend."
    118. TAKODA: Native American Sioux name meaning "friend to everyone."
    119. TEOFIL: Polish form of Greek Theophilos, meaning "friend of God."
    120. TEÓFILO: Spanish form of Latin Theophilus, meaning "friend of God."
    121. TEOFILO: Italian form of Latin Theophilus, meaning "friend of God."
    122. THÉOPHILE: French form of Latin Theophilus, meaning "friend of God."
    123. THEOPHILOS (Θεόφιλος): Greek name composed of the elements theos "god" and philos "friend," hence "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of the man to whom Luke addressed his gospel in the New Testament. 
    124. THEOPHILUS: Latin form of Greek Theophilos, meaning "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of the man to whom Luke addressed his gospel in the New Testament.
    125. WINE: Anglo-Saxon name meaning "friend." 
    126. WINFRED: Variant spelling of Middle English Winfrid, meaning "friend of peace." 
    127. WINFRIÐ: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wine "friend" and frið "peace," hence "friend of peace."
    128. WINFRID: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
    129. WINFRIED: German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
    130. WYNN: Variant spelling of English Wynne, meaning "friend." Compare with another form of Wynn.
    131. WYNNE: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Old English personal name Wine, meaning "friend." Compare with another form of Wynne.
    132. YEDIDA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Yediydah, meaning "friend" or "beloved." 
    133. YEDIYDAH (יְדִידָה): Hebrew name meaning "friend" or "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of the mother of king Josiah.
    134. YEDIDYA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Yediydeyah, Hebrew name meaning "beloved of God," "delight of God," or "friend of God." 
    135. YEDIYDEYAH (יְדִידְיָה): Hebrew name meaning "beloved of God," "delight of God," or "friend of God." In the bible, this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan. Jedidiah is the Anglicized form.
    136. YNGVE: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Yngvi, meaning "friend of Ing" or "worshiper of Ing."
    137. YNGVI: Proto- Germanic name meaning "friend of Ing" or "worshiper of Ing." 
    138. YOU: Chinese name meaning "friend."
  • FEMALE:

    1. AI (1: , 2: ): Chinese name meaning 1) "friendly" and 2) "love." Compare with another form of Ai.

    2. ALVENA: Variant spelling of Middle English Alvina, meaning "elf friend."

    3. ALVINA: Feminine form of Middle English Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

    4. AMICA: Variant spelling of Esperanto Amika, meaning "friendly."

    5. AMICE: English name derived from Latin amicitia, meaning "friendship."

    6. AMIKA: Esperanto name meaning "friendly."
    7. AMIT (עָמִית): Hebrew unisex name meaning "friend." 
    8. AMITY: English name meaning "friendship." 
    9. ANISA (أنيسة): Arabic name meaning "friendly."

    10. ANISAH: Variant spelling of Arabic Anisa, meaning "friendly."

    11. ANNISSA (أنيسة): Variant spelling of Arabic Anisa, meaning "friendly."

    12. CARA: Modern English name derived either from Italian cara, a term of endearment meaning "beloved," or from the Irish Gaelic word cara, meaning "friend."
    13. CAREEN: Possibly a diminutive form of English Cara, hence "beloved" or "friend." The name first appears in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind, where it is the name of a sister of Scarlett
    14. CARINE: Variant spelling of English Careen, meaning "beloved" or "friend." 
    15. CARITA: Pet form of English Cara, meaning "beloved" or "friend."
    16. CARREEN: Variant spelling of English Careen, possibly meaning "beloved" or "friend." 
    17. DODI (דּוֹדִי): Hebrew name meaning "my beloved, my friend." Compare with another form of Dodi.
    18. DODIE: Variant spelling of Hebrew Dodi, meaning "my beloved, my friend." Compare with another form of Dodie.
    19. EDINA: Contracted form of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
    20. EDWEENA: Variant spelling of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
    21. EDWENA: Variant spelling of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
    22. EDWINA: Feminine form of English Edwin, meaning "rich friend."
    23. EDWYNA: Variant spelling of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
    24. ELFA: Variant spelling of Middle English Elva, meaning "elf friend."
    25. ELVA: Pet form of Middle English Elvina, meaning "elf friend."
    26. ELVINA: Feminine form of Middle English Elvin, meaning "elf friend."
    27. EOWYN: Tolkien invented name, meaning "horse-friend."
    28. FILOMENA: Variant spelling of Italian Filumena, meaning "friend of ease."
    29. FILUMENA: Italian form of Greek Philomena, meaning "friend of ease."
    30. ICNOYOTL: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "friendship."
    31. INAS (إيناس): Arabic name meaning "friendly."
    32. JEDIDA: Variant spelling of English Jedidah, meaning "friend" or "beloved." 
    33. JEDIDAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Yediydah, meaning "friend" or "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of the mother of king Josiah.
    34. KARA: Variant spelling of English Cara, meaning either "beloved" or "friend."
    35. KARAUGH: Variant spelling of English Kara, meaning either "beloved" or "friend."
    36. KHALILAH (خليلة): Feminine form of Arabic Khalil, meaning "friend."
    37. PHILOMENA (Φιλομήνα): This is the name of a virgin martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, said to have been a Greek princess who was tortured and finally decapitated in the 4th century. Her name was dropped from the calendar of saints in 1961. It is probably a feminine form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 

    38. QUANDA: Old English name meaning "companion."

    39. RAFIQA (رفيقة): Feminine form of Arabic Rafiq, meaning "companion, friend."

    40. RAYA (רֵעַ): Hebrew name meaning "friend." Compare with another form of Raya.
    41. REUT (רְעוּת): Hebrew name meaning "friend."

    42. RHOUTH (Ῥούθ): Greek form of Hebrew Ruwth ("appearance" or "friendship"), meaning "female friend." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of David and of Christ

    43. RUTA: Polish form of Greek Rhouth, meaning "a female friend." Compare with another form of Ruta.
    44. RUTE: Portuguese form of Hebrew Ruth, meaning "appearance" or "friendship."
    45. RUTH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ruwth ("appearance" or "friendship") and Greek Rhouth ("a female friend"). In the bible, this is the name of a Moabite who marries Naomi's son, an ancestor of David and of Christ
    46. RUTHIE: Pet form of English Ruth, meaning "appearance" or "a female friend."
    47. RUWTH (רוּת): Hebrew name meaning "appearance" or "friendship." In the bible, this is the name of a Moabite who marries Naomi's son.
    48. SAMEERA (سميرة): Variant spelling of Arabic Samira, meaning "companion in evening talk."
    49. SAMIRA (سميرة): Feminine form of Arabic Samir, meaning "companion in evening talk."
    50. TAMEKA: Variant spelling of English Tamika, possibly meaning "friendly."

    51. TAMIKA: Modern English name, possibly based on Esperanto Amika, meaning "friendly." 

    52. TEÓFILA: Feminine form of Spanish Teófilo, meaning "God's friend."
    53. TEOFILA: Feminine form of Italian Teofilo, meaning "God's friend."
    54. THEOPHILA (Θεοφιλά): Feminine form of Greek Theophilos, meaning "God's friend."
    55. THEOPHILIA: Feminine from of Latin Theophilus, meaning "God's friend."
    56. THUY: Vietnamese name meaning "friendly."

    57. TOMOKO (1-友子, 2-知子, 3-智子): Japanese name meaning 1) "friendly child," 2) "knowing child," and 3) "wise child."

    58. VENA: Short form of Middle English Alvena, meaning "elf friend." Compare with another form of Vena.
    59. WENDA: Variant form of English Wendy, meaning "friend."
    60. WENDI: Variant spelling of English Wendy, meaning "friend."
    61. WENDY: From the name of a J. M. Barrie character, derived from a pet name, fwendy, meaning "friend."

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