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Bailey
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: bailiff
Info about origin: from an Old English family name deriving from the job title 'bailiff'
 the job title itself has Latin roots
Words: baili=the bailiff (Old English) ; baiulus=the porter, the messenger (Latin)
Variants: Bailey  English   (#108 in US 2015 popularity)
 Bailee  English   (#552 in US 2015 popularity)
 Baylee  English   (#406 in US 2015 popularity)

Barbara
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the foreign
Info about origin: from a very old word root reaching back to Indoeuropean that echoes the unintelligible speech of foreigners
 known from Saint Barabara of Nicomedia (3th/4th century AD)
Words: barbari=the barbars, the stammering people (Latin) ; barbaros=foreign, barbaric (Old Greek) ; barbar=the unintelligible speech (Indoeuropean)
Variants: Barbara  German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish   (#864 in US 2015 popularity)
 Babette  German, French
 Babsi  German
 Barbra  German, English
 Bärbel  German

Beatrix
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: traveller, pilgrim
Info about origin: originally the female form 'Viatrix' of a late Latin name 'Viator' with the meaning 'traveller, pilgrim'
 later associated with Latin 'beatus' (happy, blessed), with a purported meaning of 'she who makes happy'
Words: viator=the traveller, the pilgrim (Latin) ; beatus=happy (Latin) ; beare=to make happy (Latin)
Variants: Beatrix  German, English
 Bea  German
 Trixi  German
 Beatrice  Italian   (#565 in US 2015 popularity)
 Béatrice  French

Belén
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Bethlehem
Info about origin: use of the Spanish name of Bethlehem in Israel as given name
 'Bethlehem' derives from the Hebrew name 'beit lechem' (house of bread)
Words: beit=the house (Hebrew) ; lechem=the bread (Hebrew)
Variants: Belén  Spanish
 Belen  English   (#922 in US 2015 popularity)

Bethany
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: house of figs (?)
Info about origin: in the Bible Bethany is a city outside Jerusalem where Lazarus lived
 the name of the city probably means 'house of figs'
Words: beit=the house (Hebrew) ; te'ena=the fig, the fig tree (Hebrew)
Variants: Bethany  English   (#420 in US 2015 popularity)

Blair
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: plain, field
Info about origin: from a Scottish family name which derives from a place name meaning 'plain', 'field'
Words: blar=the plain, the field, the battlefield (Scottish)
Variants: Blair  English, Scottish   (#605 in US 2015 popularity)

Blake
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Info about origin: from a family name with a meaning of either 'black' or 'pale'
Words: blaec=black (Old English) ; blac=pale (Old English)
Male form: Blake
Variants: Blake  English   (#423 in US 2015 popularity)
 Blakely  English   (#354 in US 2015 popularity)

Blanche
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the white
Info about origin: group of names deriving from words for the color white in various Romance languages
 these words all derive from a Germanic word 'blanc' (white, bright, beautiful)
Words: blanc=white, bright, beautiful (Old High German) ; blanco=white (Spanish) ; blanche=white (French) ; bianco=white (Italian)
Variants: Blanche  French, English
 Bianca  German, Italian   (#379 in US 2015 popularity)
 Blanka  German, Hungarian
 Blanca  Spanish, Italian

Bonnie
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pretty
Info about origin: use of the Scottish word 'bonnie' (pretty) as a given name
 popular only since the 20th century, e.g. because of somebody with this name in 'Gone with the Wind'
 the Scottish word has Old French roots, from 'bon' (good)
Words: bonnie=pretty (Scottish) ; bon=good (Old French)
Variants: Bonnie  English, Scottish   (#871 in US 2015 popularity)

Braelyn
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Braelyn  English   (#467 in US 2015 popularity)
 Braelynn  English   (#465 in US 2015 popularity)

Braylee
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Braylee  English   (#561 in US 2015 popularity)

Brenda
Language of origin: Old Norse
Gender: female
Info about origin: used first in Scotland and Ireland; in England only since the 20th century
 maybe a short from of a 'lost' name with the starting element 'Brand'
 sometimes seen as a female form of 'Brendan'
Words: brand=the sword (Old Norse)
Variants: Brenda  English, Irish   (#802 in US 2015 popularity)

Brettina
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe a combination of 'Brett' and 'Tina'
Variants: Brettina  English

Brianna
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: female
Info about origin:See male form Brian
Variants: Brianna  English, Irish   (#82 in US 2015 popularity)
 Breanna  English   (#668 in US 2015 popularity)
 Brenna  English   (#795 in US 2015 popularity)
 Bria  English   (#643 in US 2015 popularity)
 Briana  English, Irish   (#416 in US 2015 popularity)
 Bryanna  English   (#782 in US 2015 popularity)

Briar
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: briar
Words:  (English)
Variants: Briar  English   (#844 in US 2015 popularity)

Bridget
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the exalted one
Info about origin: in Irish mythology Brighid was the goddess of fire
 Saint Brigid is a patron saint of Ireland
Words: briganti=exalted, divine (Celtic)
Variants: Bridget  English, Irish, Scottish   (#537 in US 2015 popularity)
 Birgid  German, Scandinavian
 Birgit  German, Scandinavian
 Brigitta  German, Scandinavian
 Brigitte  German, French
 Gitta  German
 Birgitta  Scandinavian
 Brigid  Irish

Briley
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Briley  English   (#922 in US 2015 popularity)

Brinley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: burnt clearing
Info about origin: from a family name derived from a place name with the meaning 'burnt clearing'
Words: berned=burnt (Old English) ; leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English) ; beornan=to burn (Old English)
Variants: Brinley  English   (#406 in US 2015 popularity)
 Brynlee  English   (#244 in US 2015 popularity)

Bristol
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: assembly place by the bridge
Info about origin: use of the name of the city in England as given name
Words: brycg=the bridge (Old English) ; stow=the assembly place (Old English)
Variants: Bristol  English   (#447 in US 2015 popularity)

Brittany
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Info about origin: from 'Britons', the name of a Celtic tribe in England
 this name is already present in very early times as name for England - Latin 'Britannia' and Greek 'Pretanike'
Words: britannia=England (Latin) ; pretanike=England (Old Greek)
Variants: Brittany  English   (#459 in US 2015 popularity)

Brooke
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: who lives near the brook
Info about origin:See male form Brooks
Variants: Brooke  English   (#150 in US 2015 popularity)

Brooklyn
Language of origin: Dutch
Gender: female
Info about origin: use of the name of a borough of New York as a given name
 Brooklyn was founded by the Dutch under the name of 'Breuckelen'
 the place was named after the city of 'Breukelen' in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam
Variants: Brooklyn  English   (#31 in US 2015 popularity)
 Brooklynn  English   (#170 in US 2015 popularity)

Brylee
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Brylee  English   (#472 in US 2015 popularity)

Bryleigh
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe a combination of 'Bryan' and 'Leigh'
Variants: Bryleigh  English   (#866 in US 2015 popularity)

Brynn
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: hill
Words: bryn=the hill (Celtic)
Variants: Brynn  English, Welsh   (#259 in US 2015 popularity)