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Name Meaning Derivations Origin
Naal Birth Nal Irish
Naaman Pleasant Naman Hebrew
Naarai Youthful Narai Hebrew
Nabiha Intelligent Nabihah Arabic
Nabil Noble prince. Nabill, Nabyl,
Nabyll, Nadiv, Nagid
Arabic
Naboth High, prominent, prophecy. Hebrew
Nacoma Wanderer Nacomah Comanche
Nada Generous, Noble. Nadah, Nadav (Hebrew),
Nadiv
Arabic
Nadim Friend Nadym Arabic
Nadir Rare, Dear.  Nadar, Nader, Nadyr Arabic, Afghani
Nadisu River of beauty. Nadsyu Hindi
Naeem Kind,
Benevolent.
Naim, Naiym, Nieem Arabic
Nagid One who leads. Nagyd Hebrew
Naham Sighing Hebrew
Nahele Forest Hawaiian
Nahma The sturgeon fish. Nahmah Native American
Nahor Light Hebrew
Nahum Consoling. Nehemiah,
Nemiah, Nahym
Hebrew
Naija Next to be born. Naijah Ugandan
Nailah Successful Naila, Nayla, Nalah Arabic
Naim Happy Naym Arabic
Nain Lookout Nayn Australian Aboriginal
Nair Heir Nayr Old English
Nairn Can’t swim; Dweller at the alder-tree river. Nairne, Nayrn, Nayrne Celtic; Scottish
Naite Knight Nait, Nayt, Nayte Tongan
Naji Safety Najee, Naje,
Najie, Najy
Arabic
Najib Born into nobility. Najeeb, Najyb,
Nejib, Nejeeb, Nejib, Nejyb
Arabic
Najji Second-born child. Naji Ugandan
Nakai From Mexico. Navajo
Nakos Wisdom, Sage herb. Arapaho
Naldo A short form of Reginald, mighty and
powerfull.
Old English
Naljor Holy Tibetan
Nalong The river’s source. Nalon Australian Aborignal
Nalren Melting Dene
Nam To scrape
off.
Vietnamese
Namaka Eyes Namakah Hawaiian
Namid Star dancer. Namyd Chippewa
Namir Swift like a
leopard.
Namer, Namyr Arabic
Namur Tea tree. Australian
Aboriginal
Nandin God of
desctruction.
Nandyn Hindi
Nando Adventurer,
Peacemaker. A short form of Ferdinand.
Nador Teutonic
Nangila Born while
parents were travelling.
Nangilah,
Nangyla, Nangylah
Abaluhya
Nansen Graceful,
Nancy’s son. The masculine form of Nancy.
Nansan,
Nansen, Nansin, Nanson, Nansyn
Swedish,
English
Nantai Chief Nantay Navajo
Nantan Spokesperson. Nanten,
Nantin, Nanton, Nantyn
Apache
Naoko Honest,
Straight.
Japanese
Napa Taken by a
wolf.
Napah Greek
Napier From the new
city.
Napyer,
Neper, Nepier, Nepyer
Spanish
Napoleon Fierce
one from Naples; Lion from the forest dell.
Napoleane Italian;
Greek
Narain Protector,
Guardian.
Narayan Hindi
Narcissus Daffodil,
Self-love.
Narciso
(Spanish), Narcisse, Narcisso (Italian), Narcyso, Narcyss, Narcysse,
Narcyssus, Narkis, Narkissos
Greek
Nard Player of
ches.
Persian
Nardo Bold
as a bear, Strength. A short form of Bernard, warrior.
Barnard,
Barny, Barney, Bern, Bernard, Bernie,
Nard (Persian)
Italian,
German
Nardoo Clover Australian
Aboriginal
Narn Sea Australian
Aboriginal
Narrie Bushfire Narree,
Narrey, Narri, Narry
Australian
Aboriginal
Narve Healthy
strength.
Narv Dutch
Nash Adventurer, Geographical
– from Nashville.
Nashville American
Nashoba Wolf Nashobah Choctaw
Nasim Breeze Naseem, Nazym Persian
Nassa God’s names. Arabic
Nasser Victorious Naseer, Nasir,
Nassor,
Nassyr
Arabic
Nat Gift of God.
A short form of Nathan and Nathaniel.
Natt English,
Hebrew
Natal Birth. The
Spanish form of Noel, born at Christmas time.
Natale,
Natalino, Natalio, Nataly
Latin
Natane Gift Natain,
Nataine, Natan, Natayn, Natayne
Polynesian
Nate Little gift.
A short form of Nathan and Nathaniel.
Nait, Naite,
Nayt, Nayte
Hebrew
Nathan He
gave, gift. The short form of Nathaniel
Naethan,
Naethen, Haethin, Naethon, Naethun, Naethyn, Naithan, Naithen, Naithin,
Naithon, Naithun, Naithyn, Natham, Nathann, Nathean, Nathen, Nathian,
Nathin, Nathon, Nathun, Nathyn, Natthan, Naythan, Naythern, Naython,
Naythun, Naythyn
Hebrew
Nathaniel Gift
of God
Nafanael
(Russian), Nafanail, Nafanyl, Nafanyle, Naethanael, Naethanial,
Naithanael, Naithanyael, Naithanael, Naithanyael, Naithanyal,
Naithanyel, Natalianou (Samoan), Nataneal (Spanish), Nataniel
(Spanish), Natanielas, Natanielias (Lithuanian), Nataniello, Nathan,
Nathanael, Nathaneal, Nathaneil, Nathanel, Nathaneol, Nathanial
(Hebrew), Nathanie (Hebrew), Nathanielle, Nathanuel, Nathanyal,
Nathanyel, Nathel, Nathinel, Natthanial, Natthaniel, Natthanielle,
Natthaniuel, Natthanyal, Natthanyel, Nayfanial, Naythaneal, Naytanial,
Naythaniel, Nethanial, Nethaniel, Nethanielle, Nethanuel, Nithanial,
Nithaniel, Nithanyal, Nithanyel, Nothanial, Nothaniel, Nothanielle,
Nothanyal, Nothanyel
Hebrew
Nattai Water Nattay Australian
Aboriginal
Nav Name Nev Gypsy
Navarro From the
plains.
Navara,
Navarah, Navaro, Navarra, Navarrah
Spanish
Naveed Bringer of
good thoughts. 
Naved Hindi
Navin New one. Navyn Hindi
Nawat Left-handed. Native
American
Nawkaw Wood Winnebago
Nayati Wrestler Nayaty Native
American
Nayland Dweller from
the island.
Nailan,
Nailand, Naylan
English
Naylor Nail maker. Nailor Old English
Nazareth Geographical
– From Nazareth in Israel.
Nazair,
Nazaire, Nazaret, Nazari, Nazarie, Nazario, Nazaryo
Hebrew
Nazih Purity Nazim, Nazir Arabic
Ndale Trickster Ndal Ngoni,
Malawian
Ndumiso Praise Zulu
Neal A
champion. See also Neil
Neale, Neall,
Nealle, Nealon, Nealy, Nealye, Neel, Neele, Neell, Neelle, Neil, Neile,
Neill, Neille (Scandinavian), Nel, Nels (Scandinavian), Nial, Niale,
Niall (Scottish), Nialle, Niel, Niele, Niell, Nielle, Niels (Danish,
Scandinavian, Norse), Niilo (Finnish), Nil (Russian), Nile, Niles,
Nill, Nille, Nils (Scandinavian), Nilo (Finnish), Njal, Nyal, Nyale,
Nyall, Nyalle, Nyeal, Nyeale, Nyeall, Nyealle, Nyl, Nyle (Irish),
Nyles, Nyll, Nylle, Nylles
Irish
Nebojsa Fearless Serbian
Nebraska Flat water. Nebraskah Sioux
Neco Unseeing Neko Egyptian
Ned Wealthy ruling guardian.
A short form of Edward.
Nedd, Neddym,
Nedric, Nedrickm, Nedric, Nedrick, Nedrik, Nedryc,Nedryck, Nedryk
English
Nedaviah The Lord’s
charity.
Nedavia,
Nedavya, Nedavyah
Hebrew
Neel Blue Hindi
Neenan Grasshopper. Australian
Aboriginal
Neerim Neerym Australian
Aboriginal
Negasi To become
royalty.
Ethiopian
Negev From the
south.
Hebrew
Nehemiah With the
compassion of God, Consolation of God.
Nahemia,
Nahemiah, Nechemya, Nehemia, Nethermias, Nehmia, Nehmiah, Nemo,
Neyamia, Neyamiah, Neyamya, Neyamyah
Hebrew
Nehru Canal Hindi
Neil Champion Neal (Irish), Neale,
Neall, Nealle, Nealon, Nealy, Nealye, Neel, Neele, Neell, Neelle,
Neile, Neill, Neille (Scandinavian), Nel, Nels (Scandinavian), Nial,
Niale, Niall (Scottish), Nialle, Niel, Niele, Niell, Nielle, Niels
(Danish, Scandinavian, Norse), Niilo (Finnish), Nil (Russian), Nile,
Niles, Nill, Nille, Nils (Scandinavian), Nilo (Finnish), Njal, Nyal,
Nyale, Nyall, Nyalle, Nyeal, Nyeale, Nyeall, Nyealle, Nyl, Nyle
(Irish), Nyles, Nyll, Nylle, Nylles
Irish, Gaelic
Neka Wild goose. Nekah Native
American
Nektarios Sweet nectar. Nektario,
Niktario, Nyktario
Greek
Nelek Horn colour,
Horn blower, Cornell tree. A form of Cornelius.
Nelius
(Latin), Nelik
Polish, Latin
Nelo God is my
judge.
Nello Spanish,
Hebrew
Nels Neil’s son,
Son of a champion.
Neal, Neals,
Neel, Neils, Nel, Neyl, Nile, Niles, Nils, Niul, Nyle, Nyles
Scandinavian
Nelson Neil’s son,
Son of a champion.
Nealsan,
Nealsen, Nealso, Nealson, Nealsun, Nealsyn, Neelsan, Neelsen, Neesin,
Neeson, Neelsun, Neelsyn, Neilsan, Neilsen, Neilsin, Neilson, Neilsun,
Neilsyn, Nelsen, Nelsin, Nelsun, Nelsyn, Neylsan, Neylsen, Neylsin,
Neylson, Neylsun, Neylsyn, Nilsan, Nilsen,, Nilsin, Nilson, Nilsun,
Nilsyn, Nylsan, Nylsen, Nylsin, Nylson, Nylsun, Nylsyn
Scandinavian,
English
Nemesio Just one. Nemesyo Spanish
Nemo From the
valley, From the glade.
Nimo, Nymo Greek
Nemuel The spreading
sea of God.
Nemuele,
Nemuell, Nemuelle
Hebrew
Nen Ancient
water.
Egyptian
Neper New town. Spanish
Nepo Friend,
Comrade.
Australian
Aboriginal
Neptune Ruler of the
sea.
Neptuna,
Neptunah
Latin
Nerang Little Neran Australian
Aboriginal
Nereus By the water. Greek
Nero Black; Stern,
Powerful.
Neron, Nerone,
Nerron, Nerrone, Niro, Nyro
Latin;
Spanish
Nerville From the sea
village.
Nervil,
Nervile, Nervill, Nervyl, Nervyle, Nervyll, Nervylle
French, Irish
Nesbit

“\nes-bit\”

River bend
which is nose-shaped, Shaped like a nose, Nose shaped bend.
Naisbit,
Naisbitt, Naisbyt, Naisbytt, Nesbitt, Nesbyt, Nesbytt, Nisbet, Nisbett,
Nysbet, Nysbett, Nysbit, Nysbitt, Nysbyt, Nysbytt
Old English
Nester Wise
traveller.
Nestar,
Nestor, Nestyr
Greek
Netaniah Gift of God. Netania,
Netanya, Netanyah
Hebrew
Neto Earnest Spanish
Neumann New man. German
Nevada Covered in
snow.
Nevadah,
Nevadia, Nevadiah, Navadya, Navadyah,  Nevadyah
Spanish
Neville From the new
village, New town.
Neval, Nevall,
Nevall, Nevel, Nevele, Nevell, Nevelle, Nevil, Nevile, Nevill, Nevyl,
Nevyle, Nevyll, Nevylle
Old French
Nevin Little saint;
Nephew.
Nefan, Nefen,
Nefin, Nevan, Neven, Nevins, Nevon, Nevyn, Nivan, Niven (English),
Nivon, Nivyn, Nyvan, Nyven, Nyvin, Nyvon, Nyvyn
Irish,
Gaelic; Old English
Newbold From the new
building.
Old English
Newell From the new
spring.
Newel Old English
Newland From the
reclaimed land.
Newlan Old English
Newlin From the new
pool.
Newlyn Old English
Newman New
comer, New man.
Neuman,
Neumann (German), Newmann, Newmen
English
Newton From the new
town.
Naunton,
Newborough, Newburrie, Newburry, Newtown
Old English
Ngai Herb Vietnamese
Nghi Suspicion Vietnamese
Nghia Forever Vietnamese
Ngoza Blessed one. Ibo
Ngu Sleeping Vietnamese
Ngunda Dove Malawian
Ngutuku Fish Polynesian
Nhean Self-knowledge,
Ego.
Cambodian
Nhlanhla Lucky Zulu
Niagara Thunder
water.
Niagra,
Niagrah
Native
American
Niaz Present Hindi
Nibal Arrow Nybal Arabic
Nibaw One who
stands tall.
Nybaw Native
American
Nicabar Cunning Nycabar Gypsy
Nicho Follower of
Dionysos, the God of wine and celebration. A form of Denis.
Nycho Spanish,
Greek
Nicholas Victorious
people.
Claes, Claus,
Clobes, Colas, Klaas (Dutch), Flaasje (Dutch), Klas, Klassis, Klaus,
Kolinka, Neacail (Scottish), Niccolo (Italian), Nicholaj, Nicholo
(Italian), Nichals, Nicol (Scottish), Nickola, Nicodeme (French),
Nicodemer, Nicodemus, Nicol, Nicola (Italian), Nicolai (Slavic,
Russian, Norse), Nicolaio (Portuguese), Nicolas (French), Nicolau,
Nickolaus, Nicole, Nicolo (Italian), Nicomedus (Greek), Niikodem
(Polish), Nikel (Bavarian), Nikita (Russian), Nikkelis, Niklaas
(Dutch), Niklaus (Danish, German), Nikola (Slavic), Nikolai (Slavic),
Nikolaon (Esperanto), Nikolas, Nikolaus (German), Nolascha, Nycholas,
Nyckolas, Nycomdeus (Greek), Nykolas
Greek
Nick Victorious
people. A short form of Nicholas.
Nic, Nicc,
Nicke, Nik, Nyc, Nyck, Nyk
Greek
Nicky Victorious
people. A short form of Nicholas.
Nicki, Nickie,
Nicky, Niki (Hungarian), Nikie, Nikki (Finnish), Niky, Nycki, Nyckie,
Nycky, Nyki, Nykie, Nyky
Greek
Nicholson Nicholas’
son, Son of the victorious people.
Nickelson,
Nickoles, Nickoleson, Nycholson, Nyckolson, Nykolson
English,
Greek
Niel Gift
of God. A form of Neil.
Scandinavian
Nien Year Nyen Vietnamese
Nigan Aged Nigen, Nigin,
Nigyn, Ngan, Nygen, Nygin, Nygon, Nygyn
Native
American
Nigel Black,
Dark-haired; Champion.
Niegal,
Niegel, Nigal, Nigiel, Nigil, Nigile, Nijel, Nygal, Nygel
Latin; Gaelic
Nika Ferocious Nica, Nicah,
Nicka, Nickah, Nikah, Nyca, Nycah, Nycka, Nyckah, Nyka, Nykah
Yoruba
Nike Victorious Nikee, Nikey,
Niki, Nikie, Niky, Nyke, Nykee, Nykey, Nyki, Nykie, Nyky
Greek
Nikita Victory of
the people. A form of Nicholas.
Nakita,
Nakitah, Nakitas, Nikula, Nikulah, Nykita, Nykitah, Nykyta, Nykytah
Russian,
Greek
Nikiti Smooth, Round
like the abalone shell.
Nikity,
Nikyti, Nikyty, Nykiti, Nykity, Nykyty
Native
American
Nila Blue Nilah, Nyla,
Nylah
Hindi
Niles Son
of Neil, Son of the champion.
Niel, Niels,
Nile, Nilese, Nilesh, Nyle, Nyles
English
Nils Son
of Neil, Son of the champion.
Scandinavian
Nima Sun Tibetan
Nimrod Fiery rod,
Brave great hunter.
Nymrod Hebrew
Ninian Lively Latin
Nino Young child. Neno, Nyno Spanish
Nir Ploughed
field.
Niral, Niria,
Nirel, Nyr, Nyra, Nyral, Nyrel, Nyria, Nyrial
Hebrew
Niran Eternal Niren, Nirin,
Niron, Nirn, Nyran, Nyren, Nyrin, Nyron, Nyryn
Thai
Nirvan Happy Nyrvan Hindi
Nishan Sign, Cross. Nyshan Armenian
Nissan Emblem Nisan, Nissim,
Nyssan
Hebrew
Nissim Miracle Nisan, Nissym,
Nyssim,
Nyssym
Hebrew
Nitis Good friend. Netis, Nytis, Nytys Native American
Nitya Constant Nityah, Nytya, Nytyah Sanskrit
Niu Coconut Niutei (Polynesian), Nyu Tongan
Niv Speech Nyv Arabic
Niven Little saint. Irish
Nixon Nicholas’ son, Son of the
victorious people.
Nixan, Nixen,
Nixin, Nixson, Nixun, Nixyn, Nyxan, Nyxen, Nyxin, Nyxon, Nyxyn
Old English
Nizam Leader Nyzam Arabic
Njabulo Joy Zulu
Njau Youthful bull. Kenyan
Nkhensani Give thanks. Tsonga (South African Tribe)
Nkunda Loves those who dislike
him.
Nkundah Runyankore
N’namdi His father’s name will
live on.
Ibo
Noadiah To meet with God. Noadia, Nodya, Nodyah Hebrew
Noah Rest,
peace, Long rest.
Noach (Dutch), Noak
(Swedish), Noe (Czech, French, Spanish), Nohah
Hebrew
Noak Rest,
peace, Long rest. A form of Noah.
Swedish
Noam Pleasant Hebrew
Noble Noble, Respected. Nobel Latin
Nocona One who wanders. Noconah Comanche
Nodin Wind Knoton, Nodyn, Noton Native American
Noe Peace Hebrew, Spanish
Noel Born
of Christmas Day, Born at Christmas time. The masculine form of Noelle.
Natal (Spanish), Natale
(Italian), Noele, Noell, Noelle, Nowel, Nowele, Nowell, Nowelle
French
Noga Star, Famous. Nogah Hebrew
Nohea Handsome Hawaiian
Nolan Famous, Descended from
Nobility.
Nolen, Nolin,
Nolon, Nolyn, Noland
Irish, Gaelic
Noland Famous Nolan
Nompie Wedge-tailed eagle. Nompi Australian Aboriginal
Noor Light Hebrew
Norbert Brilliant
hero; North-bright.
Norberto,
Norburt, Norburto, Norbyrt, Norbyrto, Northbert, Northberto, Northburt,
Northburto, Northbyrt, Northbyto
Scandinavian;
Teutonic
Norbu A precious gem. Tibetan
Noriss Northerner Norice, Noris,
Norreys,
Norrys
Old French
Norm Norse man, Man from the
North. A short form of Norman.
Norman Old French
Norman Norse man, Man from the
North. 
Normand,
Normen, Normin, Normon, Normyn, Norm
Old French
Normandy Provence in
France
French
Norris From the north Norice, Noris,
Norreys,
Norrys
North From the north. Old English
Northcliff From the north cliff. Northclif, Northcliffe,
Northclith, Northclithe, Northclyf, Northclife, Northcliff,
Northcliffe
Old English
Northrop From the North town. Northrup Old English
Norton From the northern town. Northton, Northtown Old English
Norville From the northern
village.
Norvale,
Norvil, Norvile,
Norvill
Old English
Norvin Friend from the North. Norvyn,
Norwin, Norwyn
Old English
Norward Guardian of the North. Norwald, Norword Old English
Norwell From the north stream. Northwel,
Northwell,
Norwel
Old English
Norwood Guard at the
north gate, From the Northern forest.
Northwood Old English
Notaku Growling bear. Moquelumnan
Nouri The prince of light. Persian
Nqobizitha Conquer the enemies. Zulu
Nova New Novah Latin
Nowles From the grassy slope. Knowl, Knowle, Knowles,
Nowl, Nowle
English
Noy Beautiful, Bountiful Noi Hebrew
Nsoah Seventh-born child. Nsoa African
Ntuthuko Development Zulu
Nudge Gentle push. Nudg Old English, Australian
Nudgee Green frog. Nudge Australian Aboriginal
Nugent Shoving Nugant English
Nui Great Maori
Numa Pleasant Numah Arabic
Numair Panther Numayr Arabic
Numid Star dancer. Numyd Native American
Nuncio Messenger, Bearer of
news.
Nuntius, Nunzio Italian
Nunnally From the valley of the
nuns.
Nunnaly, Nunally Old English
Nuri Fire Neri, Neria,
Nery, Noori, Nuriel, Nuris, Nurism, Nury
Hebrew
Nuria Fire of the Lord. Nuriah, Nurya, Nuryah Hebrew
Nuriel The Lord’s fire. Nuria, Nuriah,
Nuriya,
Nuryel
Hebrew, Arabic
Nuru Born in the day-time
light.
Swahili
Nusair Bird of prey. Nusayr Arabic
Nwake Born on the market day. Nigerian
NyAsha Merciful, kind, Mercy of God. NyAshah Zimbabwean
Nye Islander Nyle Middle English
Nyo From the city. Nio Burmese