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Boy Names Starting with Go-

Go- baby names and what they mean, with 35 results. Go- names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest 88 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.3%) and is now significantly diminished, with names like Gordon going out of style. Gonda (TOP 15%) and Gowin (11%) are familiar Go- last names.

Go- names

Gobban - Goran | Gorav - Goyo

Gobban - Goran

Root fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Blacksmith." Rare, but Gobban is comparable to popular -ban surnames Galban (TOP 15%), Cobban (55%).

Gobind, var. Govinda, Govind, Gobinda
Root fr. Hindi, Sanskrit. "Cow finder." Gobind, Gobinda, etc. are unique as boys' names.

Goddard, var. Gotthart, Gotthardt, Gotthard, Gothart, Godhart, Godhardt, Goddart, Godart, Godard
From Old English. "God-hard." Gotthart and variants are not frequently used as birth names.

Jeffrey and variants

Gottfried1, Godfry1, Godfrey1
Forms of Jeffrey. Based on Old German element. Probably refers to "peace" .. Less widespread today. Godfrey was the variation last appearing (the 1960s) in the Top 2000.

Godfrey2, var. Gottfried2, Gottfrid, Goraidh, Goffredo, Godofredo, Gofaridh, Godfry2, Godfried, Godefroy, Godefroi
Root fr. Old German language. "God-peace." Godefroi and forms were popular as birth names in the 1880s.

Godric, var. Goodrick, Godrick, Goderick
Derived fr. Old English language. "God-ruler." Goderick and variants are not Top 2000 names.

Godwin, var. Goodwynne, Goodwynn1, Goodwyn1, Goodwin1, Godwinn, Godwyn, Godin, Godewyn, Godding, Godden
Derived fr. Old English element. "God friend." Godkin, Gordwin are familiar last names.

Var. of Geoffrey. Origin fr. Old German element. "Peace." Garridh and Gorridh are creative variations.

Golding and variants

Golding, var. Goldman, Golden
Origin fr. Old English element. "Little golden one." Golden is commonly used as a children's name compared to Golding, Goldman.

Goldsmith, var. Goldshmidt, Goldschmidt
Source fr. Old English word. "Gold worker." Outside Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Go- names: Godfrey, Golden, Gomer, Gonzalo

Goldwin, var. Goldwynn, Goldwyn, Goldwinn, Goldewyn, Goldewin
Root fr. Old English. "Golden friend." Not in popularity charts.

Goliath, var. Golyath, Golliath
Derived fr. Hebrew element. "Exile." Goliath, Golliath and Golyath are hardly found as given names.


Derivative of Hebrew, Old English languages. "Complete; good, famous." Less used today. Gomer last appeared in 1910-1919 in the Top 2000. See also Homer.

Gonzalo and variants

Gonzalo, var. Gonzales, Gonsalve1, Gonsalve2
Based on Spanish, Latin elements. "Battle." Usage of Gonzalo and variants as birth names in 2018 was down 9.8% compared to 2008.

Goodman, var. Goodmann
Stems fr. Old English element. "Good man." Goodman and Goodmann are rare male names, and Goodman exists commonly (UPPER 1%) as a last name.

Goodwin2, var. Goodwynn2, Goodwyn2, Goodwinn
Derived fr. Old English element. "Good friend." Goodwin (TOP 1%) and Goodwyn (12%) exist often as surnames.

Source fr. Old English word. "Good year." Not Top 2000 name.

Gopal, var. Gopala
Derived fr. Sanskrit word. "Cow protector." Gopal and Gopala are uncommon as boys' names.

Form of George. From Greek language. "Farmer." Outside Top 2000. See also Gorav.

Stems fr. Slavic, Swedish languages. "Mountain; farmer." Goran is seldom adopted as a boys' name. See also Goren.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Go- names for boys.

1. Gobban - Goran
Gobban, Gobind [Govind, Govinda, Gobinda], Goddard [Godart, Gothart, Godhart, Goddart, Gotthart, Gotthard, Godhardt, Gotthardt, ..], Jeffrey [Godfry, Godfrey, Gottfried], Godfrey [Godfry, Goraidh, Gottfrid, Goffredo, Gofaridh, Godfried, Gottfried, Godofredo, ..], Godric [Godrick, Goodrick, Goderick], Godwin [Godin, Godwyn, Goodwyn, Goodwin, Godwinn, Godewyn, Goodwynn, Goodwynne, ..], Geoffrey [Goiridh], Golding [Golden, Goldman], Goldsmith [Goldshmidt, Goldschmidt], Goldwin [Goldwyn, Goldwynn, Goldwinn, Goldewyn, Goldewin], Goliath [Golyath, Golliath], Gomer, Gonzalo [Gonzales, Gonsalve], Goodman [Goodmann], Goodwin [Goodwyn, Goodwynn, Goodwinn], Goodyear, Gopal [Gopala], George [Goran], Goran

Gaurav [Gorav, Gourav], Gordon [Gordy, Gordie, Gorden, Gordan], Gore [Goring], Goren [Gorin, Gorrin, Gorren], Gorham, Gorman, Goronwy, Gorrell, Gorton [Gorten], Garton [Gorton], Gustav [Gosta], Gautam [Gotama], Gottlieb, Gower, Gregory [Goyo]

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