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  1. FINGAL: Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Fionnghall, meaning "white valor."
  2. FINGALL: Variant spelling of English Fingal, meaning "white valor."
  3. FINIAN: Variant spelling of English Finnian, meaning "little white one."
  4. FINLAY: Variant spelling of English Finley, meaning "white champion."
  5. FINLEY: Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Fionnlagh, meaning "white champion."
  6. FINBARR: Variant spelling of English Finbar, meaning "fair-headed."
  7. FINNBAR: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Fionnbarr, meaning "fair-headed."
  8. FINNEGAN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin "descendant of Fionnagán," hence "tiny little white one."
  9. FINNIAN: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Finnén, meaning "little white one."
  10. FINTAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fiontan, meaning "white fire."
  11. FLANNERY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flannabhra "descendant of Flannabhra," hence "red eyebrows."
  12. FLETCHER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from Old French flechier (from Germanic fleche "arrow"), meaning "maker of arrows."
  13. FLINT: English name derived from the Old English/Low German word, flint, meaning "stone splinter," originally used as a byname for someone "hard and tough as flint." Compare with another form of Flint.
  14. FLORENCE: Compare with feminine Florence.
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Flaithrí, meaning "prince-king."
    2. English and French form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
  15. FLORRY: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Flaithrí, meaning "prince-king." Compare with feminine Florry.
  16. FLURRY: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word meaning "snow squall."
  17. FLYNN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Floinn, meaning "descendant of Flann," hence "red, ruddy."
  18. FOLEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha "descendant of Foghlaidh," hence "pirate, plunderer." 
  19. FONZ: Short form of English Alfonzo, meaning "noble and ready."
  20. FONZIE: Pet form of English Alfonzo, meaning "noble and ready."
  21. FORD: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Old English word ford, meaning "ford, river crossing."
  22. FOREST: Variant spelling of English Forrest, meaning "lives in or by an enclosed wood."
  23. FORREST: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "lives in or by an enclosed wood."
  24. FOSTER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, which could have derived from any of the following: 1) Middle English foster, meaning "foster-parent," 2) forster, meaning "forester," 3) forster, meaning "shearer," or 4) fuyster, meaning "saddle-tree maker."
  25. FOWKE: Variant form of English Fulke, meaning "people, tribe."
  26. FOX: From an Old English byname, meaning "fox."
  27. FRANCE: Short form of English Francis, meaning "French."
  28. FRANCIS: English name derived from Latin Franciscus, meaning "French." This name is sometimes mistakenly given to girls instead of the identically pronounced feminine form, Frances.
  29. FRANK: English name originally derived from the name of a Germanic tribe called the Franks, meaning "French." It is also used as a short form of Franklin "freeman" and Francis "French." 
  30. FRANKIE: Unisex pet form of English Frances and Francis, both meaning "French."
  31. FRANKLIN: English surname transferred to forename use, from the Middle English word frankeleyn, meaning "freeman." 
  32. FRANKLYN: Variant spelling of English Franklin, meaning "freeman."
  33. FRASER: French surname transferred to forename use, of Norman origin, but the derivation has been lost due to corruption of form by association with the French word fraise, meaning "strawberry." In English and Scottish use.
  34. FRAZER: English variant spelling of French Fraser, meaning "strawberry."
  35. FRAZIER: Variant spelling of English Frazer, meaning "strawberry."
  36. FRED: Short form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  37. FREDDIE: Unisex pet form of English Frederick and Latin Frederica, both meaning "peaceful ruler."
  38. FREDDY: Pet form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  39. FREDERICK
    1. English form of French Frédéric, meaning "peaceful ruler."
    2. Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Feardorcha, meaning "dark man."
  40. FREDRIC: Variant spelling of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  41. FREDRICK: Variant spelling of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  42. FREDRIK: Variant spelling of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler." Compare with another form of Fredrik.
  43. FREEMAN: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "freeman."
  44. FULK: Modern form of Medieval English Fulke, meaning "people, tribe."
  45. FULKE: Medieval English form of Old Norse Folki, meaning "people, tribe."
  46. GABBY: Pet form of English Gabriel, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  47. GABE: Pet form of English Gabriel, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  48. GABLE: English surname transferred to forename use, possibly originally a habitational name derived from a place named from Old Norse gafl, meaning "gable," a term used to denote a "triangular-shaped hill." 
  49. GABRIEL: Anglicized form of Greek Gabriēl (Hebrew Gabriyel), meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God." This is the name of one of the seven archangels of religious lore. In the bible, he is known as the messenger angel, he is one of the two highest-ranking angels, and apart from Michael is the only other angel given a name in the Old Testament where he is first mentioned in the Book of Daniel. He is the angel who announced the births of John the Baptist and Jesus. He is said to watch over Iran (Persia), and in Ezekiel's vision of the cherubim (the four sacred animals), the face of the eagle corresponds to him. In ancient astrology, he corresponds to the sign of Taurus and rules over the moon. 
  50. GADDIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gaddiyel, meaning "God is my fortune." In the bible, this is the name of one of the twelve scouts sent by Moses to explore the Promised Land.
  51. GADIEL: Variant spelling of English Gaddiel, meaning "God is my fortune." 
  52. GAGE: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from the Middle English word gage ("pledge, surety" against money lent), hence "moneylender."
  53. GAIGE: Variant spelling English Gage, meaning "moneylender."
  54. GAIL: Variant spelling of English Gale, meaning "calm, tranquil."
  55. GAIR: Variant spelling of English Gare, meaning "spear."
  56. GALAHAD: English Arthurian legend name of a Knight of the Round Table, known as "the Knight Valiant." He was the illegitimate son of Lancelot and Elaine of Carbonek, renowned for his gallantry and purity, as well as being one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail. The name was invented by the author of La Queste del Saint Graal and was probably derived from Gilead, the Anglicized form of Hebrew Gilad, meaning "hard, stony region."
  57. GALE: English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word gale, meaning "sea storm." Compare with strictly feminine Gale.
  58. GALEN: English name derived from Roman Galenus, meaning "calm, seas." Compare with another form of Galen.
  59. GALILEE: Anglicized form of Hebrew Galiyl, meaning "rolling, turning" or "circuit, region, ring." In the bible, this is the name of a circuit or ring (Galilee) of the Gentiles. Not used as a personal name.
  60. GALLAGHER: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair "descendant of Gallchobhar," hence "foreign help."
  61. GAMALIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gamliyel, meaning "God is my reward." 
  62. GAMLIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gamliyel, meaning "God is my reward."
  63. GARE: Short form of English Gary, meaning "spear."
  64. GARETH: Welsh name, perhaps derived from Celtic Gahareet, meaning "old." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table, the son of Lot and Morgause, therefore Arthur's nephew. A very popular name in Wales. In use by the English.
  65. GAREY: Variant spelling of English Gary, meaning "spear."
  66. GARFIELD: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements gara "triangular" (a derivative of gar "spear") and feld "open country," hence "lives by a triangular field."
  67. GARLAND: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements gara "triangular" (a derivative of gar "spear") and land "estate, cultivated land," hence "from the triangular estate." Compare with another form of Garland.
  68. GARNET: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "garnet (the gem)," derived from a Middle English altered form of Old French (pome) grenate, "fruit full of seeds," the same source from which came the name of the precious stone. 
  69. GARNETT: Masculine variant spelling of English unisex Garnet, meaning "garnet (the gem)."
  70. GARRET: Variant spelling of English Garrett, meaning "spear ruler."
  71. GARRETT: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Georóid, meaning "spear ruler."
  72. GARRICK: English topographic surname transferred to forename use, from the American spelling of the French surname Garrigue, from Old Provençal garrique, meaning "grove of holm oaks." Compare with another form of Garrick.
  73. GARTH: English surname transferred to forename use, from Old Norse garðr ("enclosure"), denoting someone who "lives beside an enclosure." Compare with another form of Garth.
  74. GARVAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Garbhán, meaning "little rough one."
  75. GARY: English surname transferred to forename use, originally a short form of Germanic names containing the element gar, meaning "spear." 
  76. GAWAIN: Middle English name probably derived from Welsh Gwalchgwyn "white hawk" or Gwalchmei "May hawk." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was the eldest son of Morgause and King Lot of Orkney, cousin to Sir Ywain, and nephew to Arthur. He was brother to Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Mordred, the father of Florence, Gingalain, and Lovell. He is noted for his fierce loyalty to his king, for being a defender of the poor, and for being a ladies' man. He is also called Gwalltafwyn, meaning "hair like rain." 
  77. GAY: Short form of English names beginning with Gay-, such as Gabriel "man of God" or "warrior of God," and Gaylord, meaning "dandy." Compare with feminine Gay.
  78. GAYELORD: Variant spelling of English Gaylord, meaning "dandy."
  79. GAYLON: Variant spelling of English Galen, meaning "calm, tranquil."
  80. GAYLORD: English surname transferred to forename use, from a respelling of the Old French byname Gaillard, meaning "dandy." 
  81. GAYNOR: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Fionnbarr, meaning "fair-headed." Compare with feminine Gaynor.
  82. GEARALT: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Gearóid, "spear ruler."
  83. GED: Pet form of English Gerard, meaning "spear strong."
  84. GEDALIA: Variant spelling of English Gedaliah, meaning "God is great."
  85. GEDALIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gedalyah, meaning "God is great." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.
  86. GEFFREY: Contracted form of English Geoffrey, possibly meaning "God's peace." 
  87. GEMARIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gemaryah, meaning "God has accomplished." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Hilkiah who bore Jeremiah's letter to the captive Jews. 
  88. GEMINI: From Latin geminus meaning "twin." In Astrology, it is a zodiac sign. In Astronomy, it is the name of a constellation. In Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux are the Gemini twins, the sons of Leda, brothers to Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. In Greek they are called the Dioskouroi.
  89. GENE: Short form of English Eugene, meaning "well born."
  90. GEOFF: Short form of English Geoffrey, possibly meaning "God's peace." 
  91. GEOFFREY: English form of French Geoffroi, possibly meaning "God's peace." 
  92. GEORDIE: Byname for a person from the Tyneside region of England, derived from an Old English diminutive form of George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  93. GEORGE: English form of French Georges, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  94. GEORGIE: Unisex pet form of English George and Georgia, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  95. GERALD: English form of French Gérald, meaning "spear ruler."
  96. GERARD: English form of French Gérard, meaning "spear strong."
  97. GERRARD: Variant spelling of English Gerard, meaning "spear strong."
  98. GERRY: Unisex pet form of English Gerald and Geraldine, meaning "spear ruler." Also used as a pet form of other names beginning with Ger-, meaning "spear."
  99. GERSHOM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gereshom, meaning "exile, expulsion." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Moses.
  100. GERSHON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gereshown, meaning "exile, expulsion." In the bible, this is the name of the first son of Levi
  101. GERVASE: Middle English form of Norman French Gervaise, meaning "spear servant."
  102. GIB: Medieval pet form of English Gilbert, meaning "pledge-bright."
  103. GID: Short form of English Gideon, meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.e. "mighty warrior."
  104. GIDEON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gidown, meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.e. "mighty warrior." In the bible, this is the name of the warrior who defeated the Midianites.
  105. GIFARD: Variant spelling of English Giffard, meaning "chubby-cheeked."
  106. GIFFARD: From the Middle English byname giffard, meaning "chubby-cheeked." 
  107. GIL: Short form of English Gilbert, meaning "pledge-bright" and other names beginning with Gil-. Compare with other forms of Gil.
  108. GILBERT: English form of Old French Gilebert, meaning "pledge-bright." 
  109. GILEAD: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gilad, meaning "hard, stony region." In the bible, this is the name of region east of the Jordan River. It is also the name of several characters, including a grandson of Manasseh.
  110. GILES: English form of French Gilles, meaning "shield of goatskin." This was the name of an 8th century saint of cripples.
  111. GILFORD: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a variant of the surname Guilford, composed of Old English gylde "golden" and ford "ford," hence "golden river crossing."
  112. GILL: Variant spelling of English Gil, meaning "pledge-bright."
  113. GILLESPIE: Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Gilleasbaig, meaning "bishop's servant." 
  114. GILROY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh, "son of the Ruadh," hence "red."
  115. GLADWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Middle English Gladwyn, meaning "bright friend."
  116. GLADWYN: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Glædwine, meaning "bright friend."
  117. GLANVILLE: Old English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "clean field; clear open country."
  118. GLEN: Scottish name derived from the word gleann, meaning "valley."
  119. GLENDOWER: Anglicized form of Welsh Glyndwr, meaning "valley water."
  120. GLENN: Variant spelling of Scottish Glen, meaning "valley."
  121. GODDARD: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Godheard, meaning "god-strong." Compare with another form of Goddard.
  122. GODFREY: English form of Norman French Godefrey, meaning "God's peace."
  123. GOG: Anglicized form of Hebrew Gowg, meaning "mountain." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Shemaiah and the name of the prophetic prince of the land of Magog. In British legend, God and Magog are the names of two giant guardians of London. Geoffrey of Monmouth states that Gogmagog was one giant who was slain by the Cornish hero Corin.
  124. GOLDA: Old English name meaning "gold." Compare with feminine Golda.
  125. GOLIATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Golyath, meaning "exile." In the bible, this is the name of a Philistine giant slain by David. A shard of pottery unearthed by archaeologists digging at Tell es-Safi, bears two Proto-Semitic names (alwt and wlt) which are etymologically similar to Hebrew Galyat/Golyat/Golyath. The shard dates to around 950 BC, very close to the time when the bible says Goliath lived. 
  126. GOMER: English surname transferred to forename use, from a contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Godmær, meaning "good fame." Compare with another form of Gomer.
  127. GOODWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English Godwin, meaning "God's friend."
  128. GORD: Short form of English Gordon, meaning "spacious fort."
  129. GORDEN: Variant spelling of English Gordon, meaning "spacious fort."
  130. GORDON: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a place in Berwickshire composed of the Welsh elements gor "spacious" and din "fort," hence "spacious fort." 
  131. GRADY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gráda "descendant of Gráda," hence "noble."
  132. GRAHAM: Scottish name derived from the surname Grantham, from a place name composed of the Old English elements grand "gravel" and ham "home," hence "gravel home."
  133. GRANVILLE: English surname transferred to forename use, from a Norman baronial name composed of the elements grand "large" and ville "settlement," hence "large settlement."
  134. GRAY: English surname transferred to forename use, from a byname for someone having gray hair or a beard, from Old English græg, meaning "grey."
  135. GREER: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a contracted form of Gregor, meaning "watchful; vigilant." 
  136. GREG: Short form of English Gregory, and Scottish Gregor, both meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  137. GREGG: Short form of English Gregory, and Scottish Gregor, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  138. GREGORY: English form of French Provençal Grégory, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  139. GRENVILLE: Variant spelling of English Granville, meaning "large settlement."
  140. GREY: Variant spelling of English Gray, meaning "grey."
  141. GRIER: Masculine variant spelling of English unisex Greer, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  142. GRIFFIN: Compare with another form of Griffin.
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Gríobhtha, meaning "griffin."
    2. English name derived from Middle English griffin, meaning "griffin."
  143. GRIFFITH: Anglicized form of Welsh Gruffudd, meaning "(?) chief/lord." 
  144. GROVER: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English graf "grove," hence "lives in a grove."
  145. GUS: English short form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."
  146. GUY: Variant form of Norman French Gy, a derivative of Latin Wido, meaning "wide." This name was popular until 1605 when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament after which it acquired the negative connotation "grotesque man." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a son of Bevis of Hamptoun. In use by the English.
  147. GYLES: Variant spelling of English Giles, meaning "shield of goatskin."
  148. HABAKKUK: Anglicized form of Hebrew Chabaqquwq, meaning "embrace." In the bible, this is the name of a prophet. 
  149. HADAD: Compare with other forms of Hadad.
    1. Anglicized form of Hebrew Adad, meaning "I shall move softly: I shall love." In the bible, this is the name of an Edomite enemy God raised up to punish Solomon for his sins.
    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Chadad, meaning "mighty" or "sharpness." In the bible, this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Ishmael.
  150. HADLEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements hæð "heathland, heather, wasteland" and leah "clearing, field, meadow" hence "heather meadow."

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