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  1. IDUMA: Latin form of Greek Idouma, meaning "red."
  2. IGNATIUS: Late Latin form of Roman Egnatius, possibly meaning "unknowing." Compare with another form of Ignatius.
  3. INNOCENTIUS: Latin name derived from the word innocens, meaning "harmless, innocent."
  4. IOHANNES: Variant spelling of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  5. IOVANNIS: Variant form of Latin Iohannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  6. IOVIS: Ancient Latin name derived from the same Indo-European element (*dyeus) as Greek Zeus, meaning "god."
  7. IRENEUS: Latin form of Greek Eirenaios, meaning "peaceful."
  8. ISAIAS: Latin form of Greek Esaias, meaning "God is salvation."
  9. ISIDORUS: Latin form of Greek Isidoros, meaning "gift of Isis."
  10. ISOCRATES: Latin form of Greek Isokrates, meaning "equal power."
  11. ITALUS: Roman Latin name meaning "of Italy." In mythology, this is the name of the father of Romulus and Remus.
  12. IULIUS: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Julius, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  13. JACINTHUS: Variant spelling of Latin Hyacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  14. JACOBUS: Latin form of Greek Iakobos, meaning "supplanter." In use by the Dutch.
  15. JACOMUS: Late Latin altered form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
  16. JANUARIUS: Variant spelling of Latin Ianuarius, the Roman name for the month of "January," derived from the name of the god Janus
  17. JANUS: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Ianus, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." In mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. 
  18. JASON: Latin form of Greek Iason, meaning "to heal." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Æson and leader of the Argonauts.
  19. JEREMIAS: Latin form of Greek Ieremias, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the six major prophets.
  20. JERICHO: Latin form of Greek Iericho, meaning "city of the moon" or "place of fragrance." In the bible, this is the name of a city near the Dead Sea, abounding in fragrant products such as balsam and cyprus. Compare with another form of Jericho.
  21. JESUS: Latin form of Greek Iesous, meaning "God is salvation." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including the son of God by the Virgin Mary. Jesus preached for four years before being crucified on a cross in Jerusalem. 
  22. JOANNES: Late Latin form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  23. JODOCUS: Latin form of Celtic Jodoc, meaning "lord."
  24. JOHAN: Short form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." In use by the Czechs, Finnish, Germans and Scandinavians.
  25. JOHANNES: Latin form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  26. JONAS: Late Latin form of Greek Ionas, meaning "dove." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Peter. Compare with another form of Jonas.
  27. JOSEPHUS: Late Latin form of Greek Ioseph, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  28. JOSIAS: Latin form of Greek Iosias, meaning "whom Jehovah heals." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah. 
  29. JOVE: This is another name for the Roman god Jupiter (Greek Zeus), derived from the first element of the Indo-European compound *dyēus-pəter ("God the father"), hence "god." 
  30. JOVILIOS: Ancient Latin form of Greek Iovilios, meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove/Jupiter)."
  31. JOVILIUS: Variant spelling of ancient Latin Jovilios, meaning "descended from Iovis (Jove/Jupiter)."
  32. JUDAS: Latin form of Greek Ioudas, meaning "praised." In the bible, this is the name of the disciple who betrayed Jesus.
  33. JULIAN: Short form of Roman Latin Julianus, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)." In use by the English.
  34. JULIANUS: Roman Latin name, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  35. JULIUS: Roman name thought to probably be a contracted form of Latin Jovilius, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  36. JUNIUS: Probably a contracted form of Roman Latin Junonius, meaning "sacred to Juno." 
  37. JUNONIUS: Roman Latin name meaning "sacred to Juno."
  38. JUPITER: Latin name derived from the Indo-European compound *dyēus-pəter, meaning "God the father." In mythology, this is the name of the god of the Roman state, in charge of laws and social order. He is also the god of daylight thunder as opposed to Summanus, god of night thunder. The planet Jupiter was named after him. Equated with Greek Zeus ("god").
  39. JUSTINUS: Roman name derived from Latin Justus, meaning "fair, just."
  40. JUSTUS: Latin name meaning "fair, just." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a Christian at Corinth with whom Paul lodged. Justus is also the name of a 13-year-old Christian who along with his 9-year-old brother Pastor, was martyred at Alcalá de Henares in the early 4th century.
  41. JUVENAL: Short form of Roman Latin Juvenalis, meaning "youthful."
  42. JUVENALIS: Roman Latin name meaning "youthful."
  43. KAIUS: Variant spelling Roman Latin Gaius, meaning "lord."
  44. KANUT: Short form of Latin Kanutus, meaning "knot."
  45. KANUTUS: Variant spelling of Latin Canutus, meaning "knot."
  46. LADISLAUS: Latin form of Slavic Vladislav, meaning "rules with glory."
  47. LÆLIANUS: A derivative of the Roman family name Lælius, possibly meaning "lunar." The name is listed among the Thirty Tyrants in the Historia Augusta. He may have been a member of the noble Spanish family called the Ulpii. 
  48. LÆLIUS: Roman family name, possibly meaning "lunar."
  49. LATINUS: Latin form of Greek Latinos, meaning "belonging to Latium." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a king of the Latins.
  50. LAURENS: Short form of Latin Laurentinus, meaning "of Laurentum." In use by the Dutch, Danish and Swedish.
  51. LAURENTINUS: From Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  52. LAURENTIUS: Roman Latin name meaning "of Laurentum," a maritime town in Latium which means "town of laurel (bay) trees." 
  53. LAURUS: Late Latin name derived from the word laurus, meaning "laurel."
  54. LAZARUS: Latin form of Greek Lazaros, meaning "my God has helped." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of many characters, including a man Jesus raised from the dead.
  55. LEANDER: Latin form of Greek Leandros, meaning "lion-man." In mythology, this is the name of the lover of Hero.
  56. LEBBAEUS: Latin form of Greek Lebbaios, meaning "man of heart." In the bible, this is another name for Jude, one of the twelve apostles.
  57. LEBUIN: Short form of Latin Lebuinus, meaning "dear friend."
  58. LEBUINUS: Latin form of Anglo-Saxon Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
  59. LEO: Latin form of Greek Leon, meaning "lion." Compare with another form of Leo.
  60. LEONIDES: Latin form of Greek Leonidas, meaning "lion's son."
  61. LEONIUS: Roman family name derived from Latin leo (gen. leonis), meaning "lion."
  62. LEONTINUS: A derivative of Roman Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  63. LEONTIUS: Late Latin name meaning "lion-like."
  64. LEXUS: Short form of Latin unisex Alexus, meaning "defender."
  65. LIBER:  Roman name meaning "to be free or liberal." In mythology, this is the name of a god of revelry and the intoxicating effect of wine. His Greek name is Dionysos. Compare with another form of Liber.
  66. LIBERIUS: Ancient Roman name derived from the Latin word liber, meaning "free."
  67. LINUS: Latin form of Greek Linos, meaning either "a cry of grief" or "flax, linen." In the bible, this is the name of one of Paul's Christian associates. In mythology, this is the name of a musician, the personification of lamentation. He was killed by Apollo who was his rival in music. Another version of the story says he was killed by Hercules
  68. LIVIANUS: From Roman Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish."
  69. LIVIUS: Roman family name, possibly derived from Latin lividus, meaning "bluish." 
  70. LONGINUS: Roman name derived from the Latin word longus, meaning "long." Christian legend gave this name to the Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus and then became a Christian, but the name is not actually found in the bible.
  71. LOTHARIUS: Latin form of German Lothar, meaning "loud warrior."
  72. LUCAN: Short form of Latin Lucanus, meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a  Knight of the Round Table. He was brother to Sir Bedivere, the son of Duke Corneus, and a cousin to Sir Griflet. He was known as Lucan the Butler, for he was a servant to Arthur before being knighted. In those days, however, being a butler meant being in charge of the royal court; and so he was, along with Bedivere the Marshal, and Kay the Seneschal. He remained one of Arthur's most loyal companions throughout his life. He was one of the last knights at Arthur's side at the Battle of Camlann.
  73. LUCANUS: Latin name meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light." 
  74. LUCAS: Contracted form of Latin Lucanus, meaning "from Lucania," a region of southern Italy. Lucania probably comes from the word lux, meaning "light." In the bible, this is the name of a Gentile Christian who was a companion of Paul. Luke is the Anglicized form.
  75. LUCIANUS: A derivative of Roman Latin Lucius, meaning "light."
  76. LUCIFER: This is the Latin translation of Hebrew Heylel (Greek Eosphoros), a name used by Jerome in the Vulgate Bible; for example, in Isaiah 14:12, it is an honorific title of a Babylonian king. It is composed of the elements lux (gen. lucis) "light" and ferre "to bring," hence "dawn-bringer" or "light-bringer." It became the Old English name for Satan and a name for the morning star Venus
  77. LUCIFERUS: Extended form of Latin Lucifer, meaning "dawn-bringer" or "light-bringer." 
  78. LUCIUS: Old Roman name derived from Latin lux (gen. lucis), meaning "light." In Arthurian legend, Lucius Tiberius was the name of a Roman Emperor who demanded that Arthur pay him tribute and recognize him as his sovereign. When Arthur refused, a battle ensued. Arthur defeated Lucius.
  79. LUCRETIUS: Roman family name, possibly meaning "wealthy."
  80. LUDO: Short form of Latin Ludovic, meaning "famous warrior."
  81. LUDOVIC: Short form of Latin Ludovicus, meaning "famous warrior."
  82. LUDOVICUS: Middle Latin form of German Hludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
  83. LUGOVALIO: Latin form of Celtic Lugovalos, meaning "strong as Lug."
  84. LUPUS: Latin name derived from the word lupus, meaning "wolf."
  85. LYCAON: Latin form of Greek Lykaon, possibly meaning "wolf." In mythology, this is the name of an early king of Arkadia.
  86. LYCURGUS: Latin form of Greek Lykourgos, meaning "wolf-work." In mythology, this is the name of a lawgiver of Sparta who banned the cult of Dionysus and paid dearly for it. His political opponent Alcander put out one of his eyes.
  87. LYSANDER: Latin form of Greek Lysandros, meaning "freer; liberator." This was the name of the main character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In use by the English.
  88. LYSIMACHUS: Latin form of Greek Lysimachos, meaning "free battle" or "freedom fighter."
  89. MACARIUS: Latin form of Greek Makarios, meaning "blessed."
  90. MACEDON: Latin form of Greek Makedon, meaning "the high/tall one." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Thyia.
  91. MAGNUS:  Roman Latin byname meaning "great." Compare with another form of Magnus.
  92. MANFREDUS: Latin form of German Manfred, meaning "strong peace."
  93. MANILIUS: Older form of Roman Latin Manlius, meaning "morning."
  94. MANIUS: Roman Latin name, probably derived from the word mane, meaning "morning."
  95. MANLIUS: Roman family name, derived from the personal name Manius, meaning "morning."
  96. MARC: Short form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." Compare with another form of Marc.
  97. MARCELLINUS: Late derivative of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  98. MARCELLUS: Roman Latin name meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  99. MARCIUS: A derivative of Roman Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  100. MARCUS: Latin name derived from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the author of the second Gospel.
  101. MARIAN: Short form of Roman Latin Marianus, meaning "like Marius." In use by the Romanians. Compare with feminine Marian.
  102. MARIANUS: Roman Latin family name meaning "like Marius."
  103. MARINUS: Roman family name derived from the Latin word marinus, meaning "of the sea."
  104. MARION: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Marian, meaning "like Marius." Compare with feminine Marion.
  105. MARIS: Myth name of an Etruscan god of agriculture whom Roman Mars was later associated with, derived from Latin maris, meaning "of the sea." Compare with feminine Maris.
  106. MARIUS: Latin name, probably derived from the root mas, meaning "male, virile."
  107. MARS: In Roman mythology, this is the name of a god of war after whom a planet and the month of March were named. Mars has no Indo-European derivation and is most likely derived from the name of the Etruscan god Maris, meaning "of the sea." Only later did he become associated with Ares, the Greek god of "war." 
  108. MARTIALIS: A derivative of Roman Latin Mars, hence "of/like Mars."
  109. MARTINUS: Variant form of Roman Latin Martius, meaning "of/like Mars."
  110. MARTIS: A derivative of Roman Latin Mars, meaning "of/like Mars."
  111. MARTIUS: Extended form of Latin Martis, meaning "of/like Mars."
  112. MAURICE: Contracted form of Roman Latin Mauricius, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor." Introduced to Britain by the Normans. Infrequently used by the French and English.
  113. MAURICIUS: Extended form of Latin Maurus, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  114. MAURUS: Latin byname meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  115. MAXENTIUS: Roman name derived from the Latin word maximus, meaning "the greatest."
  116. MAXIM: Short form of Latin Maximilian, meaning "the greatest rival." Compare with another form of Maxim.
  117. MAXIMIAN: Roman name derived from Latin Maximus, meaning "the greatest." 
  118. MAXIMILIAN: Short form of Latin Maximilianus, meaning "the greatest rival." In use by the English and Germans.
  119. MAXIMILIANUS: Roman name coined by Emperor Frederick III for his son, created by blending Latin Maximus, "the greatest," and Æmilianus "rival," hence "the greatest rival."
  120. MAXIMILLIAN: Variant spelling of Latin Maximilian, meaning "the greatest rival."
  121. MAXIMINUS: Roman family name derived from Latin Maximus, meaning "the greatest."
  122. MAXIMUS: Latin name meaning "the greatest."
  123. MELEAGER: Latin form of Greek Meleagros, meaning "pheasant." 
  124. MENCIUS: Latin form of Chinese Meng-Ke, possibly meaning "approved eldest son."
  125. MENELAUS: Latin form of Greek Menelaos, meaning "withstanding the people." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Sparta.
  126. MERCURY: Short form of Roman Mercurius, a name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy." In mythology, Mercury is a messenger god associated with Greek Hermês. Originally, though, he was a god of tradesmen and thieves. The first planet of the solar system was named after him. 
  127. MERCURIUS: Roman name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy." In mythology, Mercurius is a messenger god associated with Greek Hermês. Originally, though, he was a god of tradesmen and thieves. 
  128. MERIANUS: Variant form of Roman Latin Merinus, meaning "of the sea." This is the legendary name of a king of the Britons who was preceded by Clotenus.
  129. MERINUS: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Marinus, meaning "of the sea."
  130. MERLINUS: Latin form of Welsh Myrddin, meaning "sea fort."
  131. METHODIUS: Latin form of Greek Methodios, meaning "method."
  132. MILO: Latin name derived from the word miles, meaning "soldier."
  133. MILON: Diminutive form of Latin Milo ("soldier"), hence "little soldier." Milon is a name celebrated in the ancient British lays; one translated by Marie de France is entitled Lai de Milun.
  134. MODESTUS: Roman name derived from Latin modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  135. NAEVIUS: Roman family name derived from Latin naevus, meaning "spotted." 
  136. NARCISSUS: Latin form of Greek Narkissos, possibly meaning "numbness; sleep." In mythology, this is the name of a vain youth who fell in love with his own reflection and eventually was turned into a kind of lily or daffodil flower known as the narkissos
  137. NAZARIUS: Latin form of Greek Nazoraios, meaning "of Nazareth."
  138. NEDEBAEUS: Latin form of Greek Nabadias (Hebrew Nedabyah), meaning "whom Jehovah impels." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the father of Ananias.
  139. NELEUS: Latin form of Greek Nileas, of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of a son of Poseidon and Tyro.
  140. NEMO: Latin name derived from the word nemo, meaning "nobody" or "no one." This name was used by Jules Verne for the captain of the Nautilus in his novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
  141. NEOPTOLEMUS: Latin form of Greek Neoptolemos, meaning "new war." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Achilles. He is also known as Pyrrhus.
  142. NEPTUNE: Short form of Latin Neptunus, probably meaning "moist, wet." In mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea. His Greek name is Poseidon. The planet Neptune was named after him.
  143. NEPTUNUS: Latin name, probably derived from proto-Indo-European *(e)nebh-, meaning "moist, wet." In mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea. His Greek name is Poseidon.
  144. NEREUS: Latin form of Greek Nêreus, meaning "wet one." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. 
  145. NERO: Roman name, possibly meaning "black." Compare with another form of Nero.
  146. NERVA: Roman name derived from Latin nervus, meaning "strength."
  147. NICATOR: Latin form of Greek Nikator, meaning "the conqueror."
  148. NICEPHORUS: Latin masculine form of Greek unisex Nikephoros, meaning "victory-bearer."
  149. NICODEMUS: Latin form of Greek Nikodemos, meaning "victory of the people." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a member of the Sanhedrin who took the part of Jesus.
  150. NICOLAUS: Latin form of Greek Nikolaos, meaning "victor of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a proselyte of Antioch and one of the seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem.

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