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From Gable to Gyles and everything in between, hundreds of baby boy names starting with the letter G along with the meanings and origin of each name.
Baby Naming Tip – Check out how popular baby boy names you’re thinking about choosing is. You may want a trendy, popular name but keep in mind that trends change, often from year to year. On the plus side, there’s always common ground for your child with another child they share a name with.
Most Popular Baby Boy Names Starting with G in 2018
First we’ll start with the most popular baby boy names from 2018. They were:
Grayson was the most popular baby boy name starting with G in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Grayson has been the most common baby boy name starting with G as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Grayson wasn’t just popular for G boy names in 2018. Overall
it was the number 32 most popular name among all baby boy names in 2018. Here’s
how it looked when compared to all baby boys born in 2018.
While Grayson was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it
was only about 100% as popular a baby boy name as Luke. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most
popular baby boy names beginning with G throughout history.
Now let’s look into what boy’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with G.
As you can see, Genesis jumped by 24 slots while Gerard lost some ranking in 2018 by 2 spots.
Unique Baby Boy Names Starting With G
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby boy names starting with G.
Overall, Giancarlo was the 1022th most popular boy name in 2018 with 200 babies. That means there were 43x more Graysons than Giancarlos last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby boy name starting with G, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Gabai through Gallus
- Gabai Hebrew — delight, adornment
- Gable French — Little Gabriel. A man of God.
- Gabor Hungarian — Hungarian form of Gabriel. A man of God.
- Gabriel Hebrew — God is my strength. One of the archangels in the Bible. A boy or girl’s name.
- Gadiel Hebrew — God is my fortune.
- Gadil Arabic — God is my wealth
- Gafna unknown
- Gagan Hindu
- Gage Old French — A pledge.
- Gair Irish Gaelic — Short.
- Gaius Latin — To rejoice.
- Galahad — From a place name in the Bible. One of King Arthur’s knights.
- Gale — A stranger. A boy or girl’s name.
- Galen Greek — The calm one, or the helper. A boy or girl’s name.
- Galeno Spanish — little bright one
- Galip Turkish — winner
- Gallagher Irish Gaelic — The foreign helper.
- Gallard Old French — From gay and lively, or a dandy.
- Galloway Gaelic — A stranger or foreigner.
- Gallus — From Shakespeare’s play Antony & Cleopatra.
Galor through Garett
- Galor Old French — From gay and lively, or a dandy.
- Galton Old English — From the rented estate or farm.
- Galvin Irish Gaelic — The right one.
- Galway Gaelic — A stranger or foreigner.
- Gamal Arabic — camel
- Gamaliel Hebrew — The recompense of God. A biblical name.
- Gaman Hindu
- Gamba African — warrior
- Gamble Norse — old
- Gamel Scandinavian — The old one.
- Ganan Aboriginal — From the west.
- Gandolf Teutonic — The progress of the wolf.
- Ganesh Sanskrit — The lord of the hosts. The elephant-headed Hindu God of wisdom.
- Gannon Irish Gaelic — The little blond or fair one.
- Ganymede Greek — A mythological youth.
- Gara Hungarian — goshawk
- Gardiner Old French — One who tends the garden.
- Gardner — A gardener.
- Gareth Welsh — Gentle, or an old man.
- Garett Anglo-Saxon — powerful with the spear
Garfield through Garyson
- Garfield Old English — From the triangular field or battlefield.
- Garin Old German — warrior
- Garland Old French — A crown or wreath of flowers. A boy or girl’s name.
- Garman Old English — The spearman.
- Garmond Old English — A spear protector.
- Garner Old French — One who tends the garden.
- Garnet Old French — Dark red, from the colour of pomegranates. Also the name of a gemstone. A boy or girl’s name.
- Garrett English — English from Old French. A spear warrior. Also see Gerald and Gerard.
- Garrick Old English — Leads by the spear.
- Garridan English — you hid
- Garrison — Troops in battle.
- Garron — Guardian.
- Garry — To watch.
- Garth Old Norse — A field or garden.
- Garton Old Norse — A dweller at the fenced farm.
- Garvey Gaelic — From the rough place.
- Garvin Teutonic — A spear friend.
- Garwood Old English — From the Firtrees.
- Gary English/Teutonic — English: A spearman. Also from the name Gareth, Tuetonic: Garfield and Garrett.
- Garyson Old English — son of Gary
Gaspar through Gelar
- Gaspar Persian — The master of the treasure. Also see Caspar and Jasper.
- Gassy Old Norse — The staff of the Goths.
- Gaston French — A man from the province of Gascony.
- Gaurav Hindu
- Gautam Hindu
- Gautama Sanskrit — The name of the Buddha.
- Gautier French — A mighty ruler.
- Gavan — White hawk.
- Gavin Celtic — Little hawk.
- Gavrie Russian — man of God
- Gavril Russian — A man of God.
- Gawain Celtic — A battle hawk. One of king Arthur?s legendary knights. Also see Gavin.
- Gayle Hebrew — Father’s joy. A boy or girl’s name.
- Gaylord Old French — Brave.
- Geary Old English — Changeable.
- Gedeon Hungarian — warrior, devastator
- Geert Germanic — brave strength
- Geet Hindu
- Geir Norse — spear
- Gelar Aboriginal — A brother.
Gene through Gerzson
- Gene Greek — Noble, wellborn. A boy or girl’s name.
- Genesis Hebrew — origin
- Geoff Teutonic — Divinely peaceful. Derived from Godfrey.
- Geoffrey Teutonic — Divinely peaceful. Derived from Godfrey.
- Geordi — Hill near meadows.
- Geordie — Hill near meadows.
- George Greek — A tiller of the soil (farmer).
- Gerad strange understanding of other people
- Geraint Welsh — Gentle, or an old man.
- Gerald English from Old French — A spear warrior. Also see Garrett and Gerard.
- Gerard English from Old French — A spear warrior, or brave spearman. Also see Garrett and Gerald.
- Gerik Polish — prosperous spearman
- Germain Latin — A brother. A male version of Germaine.
- Gerome Greek — A sacred or holy name.
- Geronimo Italian — A sacred or holy name.
- Gerry English from Old French — A spear warrior. A boy or girl’s name.
- Gershom Hebrew — In exile. A stranger.
- Gervase Teutonic — A spear servant.
- Gerwyn Welsh — Fair love.
- Gerzson Hungarian — stranger, banished
Gethin through Ginton
- Gethin Welsh — Dark-skinned.
- Ghassan Arabic — In the prime of youth.
- Gi Korean — The brave one.
- Giacobbe Italian — Italian form of Jacob. Held by the heel.
- Giacomo Italian — The supplanter.
- Gianni Italian — Italian form of John. God is gracious.
- Gibson Old English — Son of Gilbert. Trusted.
- Gideon Hebrew — The mighty warrior. A biblical name.
- Gifford Teutonic — A gift.
- Gilbert Teutonic — Trusted.
- Gilby Norse — A pledge.
- Gilchrist Gaelic — The servant of Christ.
- Giles Greek — A kid, or young goat.
- Gilford Old English — By the ford.
- Gillespie — Servant of the Bishop.
- Gillet French — Little Gilbert. Trusted.
- Gilmer Scottish Gaelic — A servant of the Virgin Mary.
- Gilroy Gaelic — A son of the red-haired man.
- Gino Italian — Short for names ending with Gino.
- Ginton Arabic — a garden
Giordano through Godfrey
- Giordano Italian — Flowing down, as in the River Jordan.
- Giovanni Italian — God is gracious.
- Giraldo Italian — A spear warrior. Also see Garrett and Gerard.
- Girish Hindu
- Girra Aboriginal — A creek, or a tree.
- Girvan Gaelic — The rough little one.
- Giulio Italian — A Roman family name, possibly meaning youthful. Born in July.
- Giuseppe Italian — Italian form of Joseph. God shall add.
- Givon Arabic — hill, heights
- Gladstone Old English — A bright rock.
- Gladwin Old English — A bright or kind friend.
- Glanville Old French — From the estate of Oak trees.
- Glen Gaelic/Welsh/Cornish — From the valley or glen. A boy or girl’s name.
- Glendon Gaelic — From the fortress it the glen.
- Glenn — From the valley or glen.
- Glover Old English — A glovemaker.
- Glyn Gaelic/Welsh/Cornish — From the valley or glen.
- Glynn Gaelic/Welsh/Cornish — From the valley or glen.
- Goddard Old English — Divinely brave or strong.
- Godfrey Teutonic — God’s peace.
Godwin through Graham
- Godwin Old English — A divine or good friend.
- Golding Old English — The son of the golden one.
- Goliath Hebrew — Revealing.
- Gomer Hebrew/Old English — Hebrew: Complete. Old English: Good and famous.
- Gomez Spanish — A man.
- Gonzalo — From Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.
- Gopal Sanskrit — The cowherd.
- Gordon Scottish Gaelic — Triangular hill.
- Gordy Scottish Gaelic — Triangular hill. From the name Gordon.
- Gore Old English — From the triangular plot of ground.
- Gorman Teutonic — Blue-eyed.
- Goronwy Welsh — A figure from Celtic mythology.
- Gorran Cornish — A hero.
- Gottfried German — Divinely peaceful. Also see Geoffrey.
- Gough Welsh — Red-haired.
- Govinda Sanskrit — A cowherd, one who is good at finding cows.
- Gower Celtic — Pure.
- Grady Irish Gaelic — Illustrious, noble.
- Graeme Old English — From the gravelly place or homestead. A common Scottish surname.
- Graham Old English — From the gravelly place or homestead. A common Scottish surname.
Granger through Grumio
- Granger Old English — A farmer.
- Grant Old French — The large or tall one.
- Grantham Old English — From the big meadow.
- Granville Old French — Large village.
- Gratian Latin — Pleasing, or thankful.
- Gratiano — From Shakespeare’s play’s Merchant of Venice and Othello.
- Grayson Old English — The son of the bailiff.
- Greg — Vigilant, watchful.
- Greger Swedish — vigilant
- Gregg — Vigilant, watchful.
- Gregory Greek — Vigilant, watchful.
- Gremio — From Shakespeare’s play Taming of the Shrew.
- Gresham Old English — From the grazing land.
- Greville Old French — From a placename in Normandy.
- Griffin — Mythological beast.
- Griffith Welsh — A powerful lord. Also see Gryffyn.
- Griswold Teutonic — From the grey forest.
- Grosvenor Old French — A great huntsman.
- Grover Old English — From the grove, of trees.
- Grumio — From Shakespeare’s play Taming of the Shrew.
Gryffyn through Gwilym
- Gryffyn Comish/Welsh — Mythological beast. A boy or girl’s name.
- Gugliehno Italian — A strong and resolute protector.
- Guiderius — From Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline.
- Guido Italian — The wide one, or from the wood.
- Guildenstern — From Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
- Guildford Old English — By the ford.
- Guillaume French — A strong and resolute protector.
- Guillermo Spanish — A strong and resolute protector.
- Gul Hindu
- Gulab Hindu
- Gunnar Teutonic — bold warrior
- Gunther German — A bold warrior.
- Guntur Indonesian — Thunder.
- Gurion Hebrew — Of lion-like strength, or the place of God.
- Gurkan Turkish — Gurko
- Gus Old Norse — The staff of the Goths.
- Gustav Old Norse — Lord’s cane.
- Guthrie Scottish Gaelic — From the windy place.
- Guy Teutonic — The wide one, or from the wood.
- Gwilym Welsh — Welsh form of William. A strong and resolute protector.
Gwyn through Gyula
- Gwyn Welsh — White, fair, or blessed. A boy or girl’s name.
- Gwynfor Welsh — From the fair place.
- Gye Teutonic — The wide one, or from the wood.
- Gyles Greek — A kid, or young goat.
- Gyula Hungarian — name of a honor