Names That Mean Bull

  1. Fintan
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "white fire or white bull"
    • Description:

      Fintan is an ancient Irish saints' name that in legend is also the name of the only person to survive The Flood. Popular in modern Ireland, Fintan is ripe for export to the US where it is rarely used but could make an excellent long form for the stylish Finn.
  2. Thoreau
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "strength of a bull"
    • Description:

      A dashing French surname name most famously borne by Henry David Thoreau, an American naturalist, writer and philosopher who influenced such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. The most common modern American pronunciation is "thor-OH", with emphasis on the final syllable, although Thoreau himself pronounced it "THOR-oh".
  3. Finty
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Fintan, Irish
    • Meaning:

      "white fire, white bull"
    • Description:

      This perky Irish nickname originated as a short form of Fintan, an ancient saint's name. The most notable bearer today is actress Finty Williams (born Tara Cressida Frances), daughter of Dame Judi Dench. According to Dench's biography, she and her husband initially believed they were expecting a boy and had selected the name Finn. However, upon discovering they had a daughter, they quickly embraced the name Finty.
  4. Taurus
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "bull"
    • Description:

      His nickname would inevitably be Bull.
  5. Taura
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "like a bull"
    • Description:

      Taura is a possibility for a girl born between mid-April and mid-May, but, if a name is destiny, its meaning does suggest stubbornness. Consider Laura, Flora, or Honora instead.
  6. Finty
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Fintan, Irish
    • Meaning:

      "white fire, white bull"
    • Description:

      A retro nickname for the ancient Irish saint's name Fintan, still heard on occasion in Ireland and the UK. English actress Finty Williams is the most notable bearer.
  7. Thoreau
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "strength of a bull"
    • Description:

      A dashing French surname name most famously borne by Henry David Thoreau, an American naturalist, writer and philosopher who influenced such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. The most common modern American pronunciation is "thor-OH", with emphasis on the final syllable, although Thoreau himself pronounced it "THOR-oh".
  8. Tauren
    • Origin:

      Latin, pop culture
    • Meaning:

      "bull"
    • Description:

      The name of a humanoid race in the popular World of Warcraft game franchise. Their name derives from Latin taurus "bull".
  9. Serapion
    • Origin:

      Greek, Egyptian
    • Meaning:

      "mighty bull"
    • Description:

      This was the name of a 13th-century saint, a Mercedarian friar who was martyred by pirates. It derives from the name of the Greco-Egyptian bull god Serapis.