Basque boy names

Euskera is the language without a Latin root that is spoken in the Basque Country. Because it is very different from Spanish, many parents choose to choose this language when thinking about the name for their children, whether they choose a name of Basque origin or a common name translated into Basque.

So if you are expecting a boy, we share 101 Basque boy names .

  • Adiran: Basque variant of Adrián, which means “he who comes from the sea”.
  • Aitor: comes from the Suletina expression aitoren semea , which means ‘noble’, from the Basque aita onen semea , “son of good parents”.
  • Albin : of Latin origin, it means “white”.
  • Andoni: Basque variant of Antonio, which means “brave”.
  • Ander: Basque variant of Andrés, which means “strong man”.
  • Antxon: like Andoni, it is a Basque variant of Antonio or Antón.
  • Aratz: it is an adjective that has the meaning of “clean”.
  • Ardaitz: town in the Erro valley.
  • Argi: means “light”. It is used as the masculine equivalent of the feminine name “Argia”.
  • Argider: masculine name composed of the words argi “light, clarity” and eder “beautiful”.
  • Aritz: town of the cendea de Itza and Monte de Leitza.
  • Arnaut: medieval name of Germanic origin from Arnwald.
  • Artur: Basque variant of Arturo, which means “guardian of the Bear”, referring to the constellation.
  • Asteri: equivalent of the Castilian Asterio. Of Greek origin, it means “star”.
  • Baladi: Basque variant of Blas. Variant in Basque: Bladi,
  • Baltz: medieval Basque name, means “black”.
  • Bazkoare: Basque variant of Pascual, which means “the one who was born on Easter.”
  • Beraun: Irun neighborhood.
  • Bernat: Basque variant of Bernardo, which means “strong bear”.
  • Bikendi: variant in Basque of Vicencio, which is of Latin origin and means “winner”.
  • Biktor: Basque variant of Victor. Variant: Bittor.
  • Dabi: Basque variant of David, which means “loved”. Variant: Dabid.
  • Dari: Basque variant of Darío, which means “who firmly supports the good.”
  • Dogartzi: equivalent of the Castilian Deogracias, which means “thank God”.
  • Damen: variant in Basque of Damián, which means “tamer”.
  • Dunixi: namesake equivalent of the Castilian Dionisio, which means “the one who consecrates himself to God in adversity”.
  • Edorta: Basque variant of Eduardo, which means “the guardian of wealth.”
  • Eki: common name used to designate the sun.
  • Ekaitz: means “storm”. Variant: Ekai.
  • Eladi: Basque variant of Eladio, a name of Hellenic origin that means “Greek”.
  • Elixi: Basque equivalent of Eliseo, which means “God is my salvation.”
  • Eloi: Basque variant of Eloy, a name of Latin origin that means “chosen”.
  • Emiri: Basque variant of Emilio used in the Middle Ages. Variant: Emilli.
  • Endrike: Basque variant of Enrique, which means “strong, rich and powerful house.”
  • Eritz: medieval Basque name, comes from the Latin Felix.
  • Etor: name that celebrates the arrival of God.
  • Euken: Basque equivalent of Eugenio, which is of Greek origin and means “the well-born.” Variant: Eukeni.
  • Ferran: Basque equivalent of Fernando, which means “the one who dares to do anything for peace”.
  • Frantzes: medieval name that originally meant “frank”, but later took the meaning of “French”.
  • Frantzisko: Basque variant of Francisco, which means “French”.
  • Ganiz: Basque variant of Juan, which means “God is merciful.”
  • Gari: common word meaning “wheat”.
  • Gentzen: namesake equivalent of Gentian, which means “family, lineage.”
  • Gergori: Basque variant of Gregorio, which means “vigilant, alert”.
  • Gilem: Basque equivalent of Guillén and Guillermo. Variants: Gillelm, Gillen, Gillelmo, Gillermo.
  • Gizon: common name in Basque that means “man, male”.
  • Goiznabar: means “sunrise” in Basque.
  • Gontzal: Basque equivalent of Gonzalo.
  • Gorka: Basque version of Jorge, it means “farmer, man who works the land”.
  • Grazian: of Latin origin, it means “nice”.
  • Guren: an old Basque word that means “beautiful”, but which in recent years has been extended to mean “holy”.
  • Haitz: means “rock”. Variants: Harkaitz, Atx.
  • Haize: means “wind”.
  • Haritz: for the oak, a sacred tree in Euskal Herria.
  • Hartz: means “bear”.
  • Hegoi: proper name of the south wind.
  • Henrike: equivalent in Basque of Enrique, means “home rule”.
  • Hodei: mythological being that brings the storm and hail.
  • Ibar: means “valley”.
  • Igon: masculine equivalent in Basque of Ascensión.
  • Iker: masculine equivalent of the Basque name “Ikerne”, which in turn is the feminine equivalent of the Spanish “Visitación”.
  • Imanol: equivalent in Basque of Manuel, of Hebrew origin and which means “God is with us.”
  • Iñaki: Basque equivalent of Ignacio. Variant: Inazio.
  • Inar: means “spark, ray of light”.
  • Iñigo: variant of the old Basque name “Eneko”.
  • Ipar: in Basque mythology it is the strong wind that comes from the north and dominates the others.
  • Iren: Basque equivalent of Irineo, which means “peace”.
  • Irrintzi: name of the cry that the Basques give to call or express their joy.
  • Izan: means “to be”.
  • Joakim: Basque equivalent of Joaquín. Variant: Jokin.
  • Jon: Basque equivalent of Juan. Variants: Joan, Joanes.
  • Joritz: means “abundant, rich”.
  • Julen: equivalent in Basque to Julián, it means “with strong roots”.
  • Kai: Basque equivalent of Cayo. Variant: Kaio.
  • Kauldi: Basque equivalent of Claudio.
  • Kimetz: means “sprout, germ”.
  • Lander: Basque equivalent of Leandro, which means “Lion of a man”.
  • Laurendi: Basque equivalent of Lorenzo, which means “crowned with laurels”.
  • Luken: equivalent in Basque of Luciano, it means “light”.
  • Markel: Basque equivalent of Marcelo. Variant: Martzelo.
  • Martitz: from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars.
  • Mikel: Basque equivalent of Miguel. Variant: Mitxel.
  • Oinarri: means “foundation”.
  • Orentzi: Basque equivalent of Orencio, which means “oriental”.
  • Ortzadar: means “rainbow”.
  • Ostertz: means “horizon”.
  • Paken: Basque equivalent of Paciano, which means “the one who belongs to peace”.
  • Patxi: Basque equivalent of Francisco.
  • Petri: Basque equivalent of Pedro, which means “stone”.
  • Roke: Basque equivalent of Roque.
  • Sendoa: medieval Basque name, means “strong”.
  • Todor: equivalent in Basque of Teodoro, which means “gift from God”.
  • Txarles: Basque variant of Carlos, which means “free man”.
  • Uhaitz: means “river”.
  • Unai: means “cow herder, cowboy”.
  • Untzalu: Basque equivalent of Gonzalo.
  • Urtzi: ancient name of God.
  • Xabier: it is a Basque toponym, apparently composed of etse “house”, a dialect variant of etxe , and berri “new”. Its equivalent in Spanish is Javier.
  • Zuhaitz: means “tree”.
  • Zuri: means “white”.
  • Zuzen: means “fair, straight”.

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