What does my name mean? You have probably thought about it, haven’t you? Your parents have probably told you why they gave the name you have. Parents usually give their children names they like, but all names have their meanings, so before the baby comes, parents usually inform about the name meaning. Sometimes, the parents give names simply because they like the way they sound, without even thinking about the meanings. We have found the meanings of the most popular male names in the United States. Perhaps you will find your own name here and find out what it means.
♦ John means ‘god is merciful’. John is one of the most common names in America. Other cultures have their own versions of this name.
♦ James means ‘to replace’. This is a version of name Jacob, which originates from the name Jacomus (Latin).
♦ Michael means ‘to be like God’. Michael can be found in nearly all European countries, as well as in America. The name has several different variants.
♦ Robert means fame or bright fame. Rob or Bob are some of the shorter variants of Robert.
♦ David means ‘the loved one’. This name is not only common in the United States, but it can also be found anywhere in the world.
♦ Charles means farmer. This name comes from European culture, but it is very common in America.
♦ William means the one who protects. The name is common in Western Europe and United States.
♦ Richard means ‘ruler, powerful ruler’. This name is very popular in England and U.S.A. Ricardo is a Latin variant of this name.
♦ Thomas originally came from Greek. It means ‘a twin’. Today, the name can be found in nearly all European countries (there are different variants) and in the U.S.A.
♦ Joseph means ‘help from God’. It has Hebrew and Israeli origins, but it is very common in the United States.
♦ Jason means ‘the healer’. This name comes from Greek mythology. It is popular in Britain and U.S.A.
♦ Gary means the one ho carries the spear. The name is common in Britain and in the United States, as well.
♦ Matthew means ‘a gift from God’. This name has its Biblical meaning.
♦ Paul is a very common name and it is popular in all European country, as well as in the United States. There are several variants of this name. Paul means ‘small’, but there are other Biblical meanings.
♦ Christopher means ‘the bearer of Christ’. This name has a Biblical meaning. It is popular in English-speaking countries. Chris is a shorter variant of this name.
♦ Edward means ‘guardian’ or ‘wealthy guardian’. This name is popular in Great Britain and in the United States.
♦ George is another very popular name, with different variants in different countries. In Greek, George means ‘a farmer’.
Those were the meanings of the most popular male names in the United States. In some of our future posts, we will give you some of the most popular female names.