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  • UNISEX:

    1. AERON: Welsh unisex form of Celtic Agrona, the name a goddess of war and death who was portrayed as a masculine figure in Welsh mythology, meaning "carnage, slaughter." 

    2. ÆGLÆCA: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon unisex Aglæca, meaning both "demon, monster, fiend," and "hero, warrior."

    3. AGLÆCA: An Old English dictionary defines áglǽca as follows: "wretch, miscreant, monster, demon, fierce enemy, fierce combatant, miserable being." In the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother and Beowulf are all three referred to by this name for each is a "fierce combatant." 

  • MALE:

    1. ACHAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Akan, meaning "one who troubles." In the bible, this is the name of an Israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death. 
    2. ACHAR (עָכָר): Anglicized form of Hebrew Akar, meaning "one who troubles." In the bible, this is the name of an Israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death. 
    3. AGRO: From a Celtic word meaning "battle; slaughter."
    4. AKAN (עָכָן): Hebrew name meaning "one who troubles." In the bible, this is the name of an Israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death. 
    5. AKAR (עָכָר): Variant form of Hebrew Akan, meaning "one who troubles." In the bible, this is the name of an Israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death. 
    6. APPIUS: Latin Praenomen of several Romans, including Appius Claudius Sabinus Inregillensis, the founder of the clan of Claudia. He was born Attius Clausus, and became consul of Rome in 495 BCE. According to Livy, in his History of Rome, Appius was "harsh by nature," having an "innate love of tyranny." The clan name Appius/Attius may be related to the name of the eunuch god Attis, meaning "Papa." 
    7. ARISTODEMOS (Άριστόδημος): Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and demos "the people," hence "best of the people." This was the name of a ruthless tyrant who ruled Elis for six months, exterminating all opposition and stealing their properties. He was finally assassinated; the Eleans erected a statue at Olympia to Kylon, the man who killed him. 
    8. BRENT: English surname transferred to forename use having several possible origins including: from an Old English byname for a criminal who had been "branded." For example, the surname Brendcheke "burned cheek" came from such a byname. Compare with other possible origins of Brent.
    9. BUSIRIS: Egyptian name of a king who killed visitors to his city, meaning "temple of Osiris."
    10. DAMIAN: English name derived from Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    11. DAMIÁN: Spanish form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    12. DAMIÃNO: Portuguese form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    13. DAMIANO: Italian form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    14. DAMIANOS (Δαμιανός): Greek named derived from the element daman, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." Related to Damon.
    15. DAMIANUS: Latin form of Greek Damianos, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    16. DAMIEN: French form of Latin Damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    17. DAMIJAN: Slovene form of Greek Damianos, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    18. DAMION: Variant spelling of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    19. DAMJAN: Variant spelling of Slovene Damijan, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    20. DAMON (Δάμων): Greek name derived from the word daman, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." In Greek legend, this is the name of a friend of Pythias.
    21. DAMYAN (Дамян): Bulgarian form of Greek Damianos, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    22. DEMYAN (Демьян): Russian form of Greek Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    23. DIOMED: Short form of Latin Diomedes, meaning "cunning as Zeus." In mythology, this is the name of the Tyrant of Thrace who fed his horses on the strangers who visited his kingdom.
    24. DISMAS: Anglicized form of Greek Dysmas, meaning "sunset." This name is not actually found in the bible but was given by Christians to the thief who was crucified beside Jesus.
    25. DYSMAS (Δυσμάς): Greek name not actually found in the bible but given by Christians to the thief who was crucified beside Jesus, meaning "sunset."
    26. FACHTNA: Irish Gaelic name possibly meaning "hostile, malicious." In Irish legend, this is the name of the father of Conchobhar.
    27. FOGHLAIDH: Irish Gaelic byname meaning "pirate, plunderer."
    28. FOLEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha "descendant of Foghlaidh," hence "pirate, plunderer." 
    29. FRIDTHJOF: Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
    30. FRIÐÞJÓFR: Old Norse name composed of the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief," hence "peace-thief."
    31. FRIÐÞJÓFUR: Icelandic form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
    32. FRIDTJOF: Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
    33. FRITHJOF: Variant spelling of Danish/Norwegian Fridtjof, meaning "peace-thief."
    34. FRITJOF: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Friðþjófr, meaning "peace-thief."
    35. GANDÁLFR: Old Norse name composed of the elements gandr "staff, wand" or "fiend, monster" and álfr "elf," hence "fiendish elf" or "wand elf." In mythology, this is the name of a dwarf.
    36. GITHINJI: African Embu name meaning "butchers."

    37. GITUKU: African Kikuyu name meaning "notoriously shady and sly."

    38. GWYN: Welsh unisex name meaning "fair, holy, white." In mythology this is a masculine name. In Welsh mythology, it is the name of the ruler of the underworld (Annwn) where he escorted the souls of the dead. In Arthurian legend, Gwyn ap Nudd ("fair/white son of Nudd") was the abductor of the maiden Creiddylad after her elopement with Gwythr ap Greidawl, a long-time rival of his. He helped Culhwch hunt the boar Twrch Trwyth, and in later legends he was king of the "fair folk" (tylwyth teg).

    39. HEROD: Latin form of Greek Herodes, meaning "sprung from a hero." In the bible, this is the name of the king who ordered the slaughter of all male children "two years old and under." 

    40. HERODES (Ἡρώδης): Greek name meaning "sprung from a hero." In the bible, this is the name of the king who ordered the slaughter of all male children "two years old and under." 

    41. LÆLIANUS: A derivative of the Roman family name Lælius, possibly meaning "lunar." The name is listed among the Thirty Tyrants in the Historia Augusta. He may have been a member of the noble Spanish family called the Ulpii. 

    42. MALEAGANT: In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He later became a villain when he abducted Guinevere. She was rescued by Lancelot and Gawain. Maleagant was the son of King Bagdemagus of Gorre. 

    43. MARDOCHAIOS (Μαρδοχαῖος): Greek form of Akkadian Marduk ("solar calf"), probably meaning "death and emptiness." In mythology, Marduk is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the Hebrew name Merodach, and is a Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims.

    44. MARDUK: Akkadian name meaning "solar calf." In Babylonian mythology, this is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the Hebrew name Merodach, and is a Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims.

    45. MARK OF CORNWALL: 1) Anglicized form of Welsh March, meaning "horse," and 2) English form of French Marc, from Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a king of Cornwall. He was Tristan's uncle, and husband to Iseult who had a secret affair with Tristan. In the Prose Tristan, he was a terrible villain who raped his niece and then murdered her for producing a son, Meraugis. He also murdered his brother Baldwin

    46. MEGEDAGIK: Native American Algonquin name meaning "kills many."

    47. MERIKH (مريخ): Variant spelling of Mirrikh, the Arabic and Persian name for the planet Mars, possibly meaning "death, slaughter." 

    48. MERCURY: Short form of Roman Mercurius, a name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy." In mythology, Mercury is a messenger god associated with Greek Hermês. Originally, though, he was a god of tradesmen and thieves. The first planet of the solar system was named after him. 
    49. MERCURIUS: Roman name related to the word merx from which we get the words "mercantile," "merchandise," "mercenary," and even "mercy." In mythology, Mercurius is a messenger god associated with Greek Hermês. Originally, though, he was a god of tradesmen and thieves. 
    50. MERODACH (מְרׄדָךְ): Hebrew form of Akkadian Marduk ("solar calf"), meaning "thy rebellion." In biblical times, this was the name of a Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims. Mordechai is a related name.

    51. MIRRIKH (مريخ): Arabic and Persian name for the planet Mars, possibly meaning "death, slaughter." Also spelled Merikh.

    52. MORDRED: Old English Arthurian legend name of a Knight of the Round Table who was the illegitimate son and traitor of King Arthur, possibly meaning "sea counsel." He was brother (or half-brother) to Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Gawain, and noted for having crowned himself and married Guinevere while Arthur was waging war on Emperor Lucius of Rome. He was killed by Arthur at the Battle of Camlann

    53. OTAKTAY: Native American Sioux name meaning "kills many."

    54. PARIS (Πάρις): Greek name probably derived from the word pari, meaning "wager." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Priam who kidnapped Helen and later fatally wounded Achilles. Because it had been prophesied that he would cause the collapse of Troy, his father gave him to a shepherd to be destroyed. The shepherd could not bring himself to kill the baby so he left him in the desert. Five days later he found the infant still alive and decided to "take a chance," and raise the child himself. He named the baby Paris. Compare with another form of Paris.
    55. RIENCE: In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the king of "many isles." He is best remembered for having trimmed his robe with the beards of eleven kings that he conquered, and for wanting to make Arthur's beard the twelfth; for this reason he is identified with Geoffrey of Monmouth's giant Ritho who had the same modus operandi and who was also killed by Arthur. 
  • FEMALE:

    1. AERONA: Feminine form of Welsh unisex Aeron, meaning "carnage, slaughter."

    2. AERONWEN: Welsh name popularly translated aeron "berries" and gwen "white," yielding "white berries," but the first element is more likely to have come from the name of a Celtic goddess of war, Aeron, meaning "carnage, slaughter," hence "white slaughter." 

    3. AERONWY: Welsh compound name composed of Aeron "carnage, slaughter" and wy "river," hence "carnage river" or "slaughter river."

    4. AGRONA: Celtic myth name of a goddess of strife and war, derived from proto-Celtic *agronā, meaning "carnage, slaughter." 

    5. ALECTO: Latin form of Greek Alekto, meaning "unceasing." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Gr. Erinyes, Eumenides). Virgil named two others: Megaera "grudge," and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."

    6. ALEKTO (Ἀληκτώ): Greek name meaning "unceasing." In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Gr. Erinyes, Eumenides). Virgil named two others: Megaera "grudge," and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."

    7. DAMIA: Feminine form of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    8. DAMIANA: Feminine form of English Damian, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    9. DAMIJANA: Feminine form of Slovene Damijan, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
    10. GORGOPHONE (Γοργοφόνη): Greek name composed of the elements gorgo "grim" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "grim slayer." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Perseus.

    11. ISABEL: Originally a Spanish form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." It later became an English royal name and its popularity was enhanced by the fact that it was borne by Queen Isabella (1296-1358), despite the fact that she was a murderess. 

    12. LAMIA (Λαμία): Greek myth name of an evil spirit who abducts and devours children, meaning "large shark." The name means "vampire" in Latin and "fiend" in Arabic.

    13. LAVERNA: Latin name, possibly meaning "spring-like; to be verdant." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of illegally-obtained money. She is the patroness of charlatans, con men and thieves. 

    14. MEDEA: Latin form of Greek Medeia, meaning "cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the sorceress who helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from his father. When Jason later abandoned her for another woman, she got revenge by killing two of her own children fathered by him. 

    15. MEDEIA (Μήδεια): Greek name meaning "cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the sorceress who helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from his father. When Jason later abandoned her for another woman, she got revenge by killing two of her own children fathered by him. 

    16. MEGAERA: Latin form of Greek Megaira, meaning "grudge." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Erinyes). Virgil named two others: Alecto "unceasing" and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."
    17. MEGAIRA (Μέγαιρα): Greek name meaning "grudge." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Erinyes). Virgil named two others: Alecto "unceasing" and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."
    18. PANDORA (Πανδώρα): Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and doron "gift," hence "all-gift." In mythology, this is the name of the first mortal woman whose curiosity unleashed evil into the world.
    19. PERSEPHONE (Περσεφόνη): Greek name probably composed of the elements persô "person; human being" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "person-slayer." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the underworld, a daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Her Roman name is Proserpina.

    20. ŠÁRKA: Bohemian myth name of a young maiden who aided the Amazonian-like Vlasta in her slaughter of men in the "Maiden's War." The name is identical to the Lithuanian word šárka, and much like the Russian surname Soroka, both of which mean "magpie."

    21. TISIPHONE (Τισιφόνη): Greek name composed of the elements tisis "retribution" and phone "murder," hence "murder-retribution." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Erinyes, messengers of ill-omen. Virgil named two others: Megaera "grudge," and Alecto "unceasing."

    22. QUELLA: Old English name derived from the word cweald, meaning "kill."

    23. VLASTA: Czech short form of Slavic names beginning with Vlast-, meaning "power." In Bohemian legend, this is the name of an Amazonian-like woman who started the "Maiden's war" against men.

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