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Boy Names associated with Gentle


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Gentle baby names and what they mean, for gentle, kind, compassionate, with 24 results. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 0.7%) and have become much less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.2%, DOWN 78.1%), with names like Francis falling out of fashion. Cad (TOP 59%) and Benigni (39%) are conventional last names. Here is the list of Gentle names for girls.

Gentle names

Atif - Naman | Rabi - Shafiq

Atif - Naman

From Arabic language. "Kind." Akif is a slightly prominent boys' name. In Islam, one the ninety nine .. [Atiph, Ateef, .. 1 more]

Source fr. Japanese language. "Compassionate warrior." Asshi and Atsuai are creative variations.


Derived fr. Latin word. "Kind, well born." Benigno (UPPER 16%), like Bugno (UPPER 50%), Bisogno (43%), is a popular -gno suffix last name. From the word "benign".

Derived fr. Old French element. "Gentle, mannerly." Bonar, like the similar-sounding Banner, occurs more usually as a last name. From the French word "debonair" .. [Bonner, .. 1 more]


Root fr. Old English, Old French words. "Round, gentle; cask." Cade, Kade, etc. became less trendy last year, falling -107 rankings as baby names with Cade leading the decline. Transferred use of the surname, which .. [Kayden, .. 5 more]


Derived fr. Old English element. "Kind and loved." Caddaric, Ced, Cedrik, Cedro and Sedrik are more rare as variant forms of Cedric. [Sedrik, Rickey, Rick, .. 8 more]

From Hebrew language. "God was compassionate." Not in popularity charts. [Hanan]


Source fr. Spanish, Greek words. "Gentle; calf." Less widespread today. Demario was the variation last found (2014) in the Top 2000. Masculine form of Damaris. [Demario, Damero, Damaro, .. 2 more]

From Welsh word. "Kind." Outside Top 2000. From elus ..


.. derives from elus meaning "kind, benevolent" .. Ellis is a common (UPPER 35%) men's name, while Elli, Elliss and Ellyce are uncommon. [Ellyce, .. 2 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gentle names: Benigno, Cade, Cedric, Damario, Ellis

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gentle names: Francis, Gareth, Gentry, Kedrick


.. remembered as the gentle giant who .. Adoption of Francis and variants as birth names in 2016 was 22.9% less than a decade ago. [Proinsias, Pancho, Panchito, Pacorro, Frascuelo, Fransisco, Frannie, Franko, Frank, Franio, .. 33 more]


Stems fr. Celtic word. "Gentle." Usage of Gareth, Garreth, etc. as birth names in 2016 was 4% less than the year before. .. linked to Welsh gwaraidd meaning "gentle" .. [Gaz, .. 6 more]


Origin fr. English word. "Of gentle, good breeding, or high .. ." A conventional birth name (#1648 THE PAST YEAR), Gentry also occurs conventionally as a surname.

Derived fr. Arabic word. "Gentle, patient." Halim is an unusual men's name, occurring often (TOP 15%) as a surname. See also Hakim. One of the names of Allah. One of the names of Allah.

Based on Arabic language. "Compassionate." Not Top 2000 name. See also Tannan. Masculine of Hanan.


Derived fr. Old English. "Kind and loved." Used somewhat widely as children's names, Kedrick, Kedric, etc. are similar to the conventional Kendrick. Variant of Cedric. [Kedric, .. 1 more]

Based on Irish, Gaelic word. "Noble, gentle; handsome; lovable, loved." Keefe and Keeffe are rare as children's names. Actor Michael Keefe. [Keeffe]

Source fr. Danish language. "Kind." Outside Top 2000. See also Knute.

Based on Arabic word. "Gentle, kind." Lateef (UPPER 34%) and Latif (12%) exist commonly as last names. [Latiph, .. 2 more]

Derivative of Hindi, Hebrew languages. "Be kind." Rather quaint as a birth name, Naman occurs more frequently as a last name. See also Nameen.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Gentle names [and variants] for boys.

1. Atif - Naman
Atif [Atef, Atiph, Ateef], Atsushi, Benigno, Bonar [Bonner, Bonnar], Cade [Kade, Kayde, Kaden, Caden, Caide, Kayden], Cedric [Rick, Ricky, Cedro, Sedrik, Sedric, Rickey, Cedrik, Sedrick, ..], Chanan [Hanan], Damario [Damaro, Damero, Demario, Damarius, Damarios], Elisud, Ellis [Elli, Ellyce, Elliss], Francis [Paco, Pancho, Paquito, Pacorro, Panchito, Proinsias, Frasquito, Frascuelo, ..], Gareth [Gaz, Gary, Garth, Garyth, Garret, Garith, Garreth], Gentry, Halim, Hannan, Kedrick [Kedric, Keddrick], Keefe [Keeffe], Knud, Latif [Latiph, Lateef, Lateeph], Naman

Rabi [Rabee, Rabbi], Rafiq [Rafi, Rafik], Rahim [Rahiem, Raheem], Shafiq [Shafik, Shafeek]

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