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ARCANGELO m Italian
Means "archangel" in Italian.
ARCELIA f Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARCHANA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARCHELAUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀρχέλαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and λαός (laos) meaning "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARCHEMBALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
ARCHER m English
From an English surname meaning "bowman, archer", of Old French origin.
ARCHIBALD m Scottish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements ercan "genuine" and bald "bold". The first element was altered due to the influence of Greek names beginning with the element ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master". The Normans brought this name to England. It first became common in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ARCHIE m Scottish, English
Diminutive of ARCHIBALD. This name is borne by Archie Andrews, an American comic-book character created in 1941.
ARCHIL m Georgian
Meaning unknown, of Persian origin. This was the name of an 8th-century Georgian noble who was executed for refusing to convert to Islam.
ARCHIMEDES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and μήδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
ARCHIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Means "master of horses" from the Greek elements ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ARDA m Turkish
Possibly means "marker, stake" in Turkish.
ARDAL m Irish
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
ARDASHIR m Persian
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.
ARDATH f English
From the name of a plain that appears in the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras (verse 9:26) in some versions of the Old Testament. This place name was used by Marie Corelli for the title of an 1889 novel, which is probably the reason it gained some currency as a given name just after this time.
ARDEN m & f English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARDESHIR m Persian
Modern transcription of ARDASHIR.
ARDGHAL m Irish
Means "high valour", derived from the Irish elements ard "high" and gal "valour".
ARDIT m Albanian
Means "golden day" in Albanian, from ar "gold" and ditë "day".
ARDITA f Albanian
Feminine form of ARDIT.
ARDITH f English
Variant of ARDATH.
ARDITO m Italian
Derived from medieval Italian ardito "bold".
ARDUINO m Italian
Italian form of HARTWIN.
AREF m Persian
Persian form of ARIF.
ARELI m Biblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
AREND m Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of ARNOLD. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
ARES m Greek Mythology
Perhaps from either Greek ἀρή (are) meaning "bane, ruin" or ἄρσην (arsen) meaning "male". The name first appears as a-re in Mycenaean Greek writing. Ares was the bloodthirsty god of war in Greek mythology, a son of Zeus and Hera.
ARETAS m Biblical
Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
ARETE f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "virtue" in Greek. In Greek mythology Arete was the personification of virtue and excellence.
ARETHA f English
Possibly derived from Greek ἀρετή (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-).
ARETHUSA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ἀρέθουσα (Arethousa) meaning "quick water", which is possibly derived from ἄρδω (ardo) meaning "water" and θοός (thoos) meaning "quick, nimble". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into a fountain.
ARETI f Greek
Modern Greek form of ARETE.
AREVIG f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Արեւիկ (see AREVIK).
AREVIK f Armenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
AREZOO f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian آرزو (see AREZOU).
AREZOU f Persian
Means "desire" in Persian.
AREZU f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian آرزو (see AREZOU).
ARGI m Basque
Means "light" in Basque.
ARGIDER m Basque
Derived from Basque argi "light" and eder "beautiful".
ARGIÑE f Basque
Feminine form of ARGI.
ARGUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἄργος (Argos), derived from ἀργός (argos) meaning "glistening, shining". This name was borne by several characters from Greek myth, including the man who built the Argo and a giant with one hundred eyes.
ARGYRIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARGYRO f Greek
Feminine form of ARGYROS.
ARGYROS m Ancient Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARI (1) m Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
ARI (2) m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARI (3) m Armenian
Means "brave" in Armenian.
ARIA (1) f English (Modern)
Means "song, melody" in Italian (literally means "air"). An aria is an elaborate vocal solo, the type usually performed in operas. As an English name, it has only been in use since the 20th century. It is not common in Italy.
ARIA (2) m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian آریا (see ARYA (1)).
ARIADNA f Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of ARIADNE.
ARIADNE f Greek Mythology
Means "most holy", composed of the Cretan Greek elements ἀρι (ari) meaning "most" and ἀδνός (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she married the god Dionysus.
ARIANE f French, German, Dutch
French form of ARIADNE.
ARIANNE f French
Variant of ARIANE.
ARIANRHOD f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly means "silver wheel" or "round wheel" in Welsh. In Welsh myth Arianrhod was the mother of the brothers Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes. In earlier myths she was a goddess of the moon.
ARIC m English
Variant of ERIC.
ARIDAI m Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the ten sons of Haman killed by the Jews.
ARIE (1) m Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARIE (2) m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see ARIEH).
ARIEH m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This is the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ARIEL m & f Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play The Tempest (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989).
ARIELLA f English (Modern)
Strictly feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIELLE f French
French feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIES m Roman Mythology
Means "ram" in Latin. This is the name of a constellation and the first sign of the zodiac. Some Roman legends state that the ram in the constellation was the one who supplied the Golden Fleece sought by Jason.
ARİF m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ARIF.
ARIF m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ARIHEL m Biblical Latin
Latin form of ARIEL.
ARIJ f Arabic
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
ARIJANA f Croatian
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
ARIJIT m Bengali
Means "conquering enemies" in Sanskrit.
ARIK m Hebrew
Diminutive of ARIEL or ARIEH.
ARILD m Norwegian
Possibly a variant of HARALD or ARNOLD.
ARIN f & m English (Rare)
Variant of ERIN or AARON.
ARINA f Russian
Russian variant of IRINA.
ARIS (1) m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARES. It is also used as a short form of ARISTOTELIS.
ARIS (2) m Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARISHA f Russian
Diminutive of ARINA.
ARISTA f Astronomy
Means "ear of corn" in Latin. This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo.
ARISTAEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀρισταῖος (Aristaios), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best". This was the name of a minor Greek god of agriculture, hunting and cattle. He was the son of Apollo and the mortal Cyrene.
ARISTARCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀρίσταρχος (Aristarchos), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master". This name was borne by Aristarchus of Samos, a 3rd-century BC Greek astronomer and mathematician.
ARISTARKH m Russian
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTEIDES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTEIDIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστείδης (see ARISTIDIS).
ARISTIDE m French, Italian
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
ARÍSTIDES m Spanish
Spanish form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Portuguese
From the Greek name Ἀριστείδης (Aristeides), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARISTIDIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTOCLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀριστοκλῆς (Aristokles) meaning "the best glory", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
ARISTODEMOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
ARISTOMACHE f Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle".
ARISTON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "the best".
ARISTOPHANES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright.
ARISTOTELES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTELIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTLE m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ἀριστοτέλης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and τέλος (telos) meaning "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
ARISZTID m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ARISTIDES.
ARITRA m Bengali
From Sanskrit अरित्र (aritra) meaning "propelling, an oar".
ARITZ m Basque
From Basque haritz meaning "oak tree".
ARJA f Finnish
Variant of IRJA. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem Arja and Selinä (1916), though belonging to a male character.
ARJAN m Dutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ARJUNA m Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
ARKADI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).
ARKADIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from ἄρκτος (arktos) meaning "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
ARKADIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of ARKADIOS.
ARKADIY m Russian
Russian form of ARKADIOS. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons (1862).
ARKADY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).
ARKAITZ m Basque
Means "rock" in Basque.
ARKE m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARKHIP m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ARCHIPPOS.
ARLEEN f English
Variant of ARLINE.
ARLEN m English
Meaning unknown, possibly from a surname.
ARLENE f English
Variant of ARLINE.
ARLET f Catalan
Catalan form of ARLETTE.
ARLETTE f French
French form of HERLEVA.
ARLIE f & m English
Diminutive of ARLINE and other names beginning with Arl.
ARLINE f English
Meaning unknown, possibly invented by Michael William Balfe for the main character in his opera The Bohemian Girl (1843).
ARLO m English
Meaning uncertain. It was perhaps inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem The Faerie Queene (1590) by Edmund Spenser. Spenser probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, which is Gaelic meaning "between two highlands".
ARLOTTO m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name, recorded in Latin as Arlotus. It is possibly from Old French herlot meaning "vagabond, tramp".
ARMAN (1) m Persian, Kazakh
Means "wish, hope" in Persian.
ARMAN (2) m Armenian
Variant of ARMEN.
ARMAND m French
French form of HERMAN.
ARMANDO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of HERMAN.
ÁRMANN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of HERMAN.
ARMAS m Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (an archaic poetic word).
ARMAZI m Georgian Mythology
Possibly related to the name of the Armenian god ARAMAZD or the Zoroastrian god AHURA MAZDA. In pre-Christian Georgian mythology Armazi was the supreme god.
ARMEL m Breton, French
Breton and French form of the Brythonic name Arthmael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince, chieftain". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARMELLE f French
Feminine form of ARMEL.
ARMEN m Armenian
Derived from the name of the country of ARMENIA (which is in fact named Հայաստան (Hayastan) in Armenian).
ARMIDA f Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.
ARMIDE f Literature
French form of ARMIDA. This is the name of operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully (in 1686) and Christoph Willibald Gluck (in 1777), both of which were based on Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso.
ÁRMIN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ARMINIUS.
ARMIN m German
Modern form of ARMINIUS.
ARMINIUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name that was probably derived from the element ermen meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to HERMAN. Arminius was a 1st-century chief of the Germanic tribe of the Cherusci. Raised in Rome as a hostage, he eventually became a citizen and joined the army. However, he turned against the Empire, leading the Germans in a surprise attack in the Teutoburg Forest and driving the Romans from Germania.
ARMO m Finnish (Rare)
Means "grace, mercy" in Finnish.
ARN m English
Short form of ARNOLD.
ARNALDO m Italian
Italian form of ARNOLD.
ARNAQ f Native American, Greenlandic, Inuit
Means "woman" in Greenlandic and Inuktitut.
ARNAU m Catalan
Catalan form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUD m French
French form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUDE f French (Rare)
French feminine form of ARNOLD.
ARNBJÖRG f Icelandic
Icelandic form of ARNBJǪRG.
ARNBJǪRG f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNBORG f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ARNBJǪRG.
ARND m German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNDT m German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNE (1) m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARNE (2) m German
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNFINN m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ARNFRIED m German (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
ÁRNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNIE m English
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARNO m Dutch, German
Short form of ARNOUD or ARNOLD.
ARNOLD m English, German, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wald "power". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ARNOLDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ARNOLD.
ARNOLDS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARNOLD.
ARNOLFO m Italian
Italian form of ARNULF.
ARNÓR m Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ARNOŠT m Czech, Sorbian
Czech and Sorbian form of ERNEST.
ARNOUD m Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNOUT m Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNT m Norwegian
Norwegian form of AREND.
ARNÞÓR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
ARNULF m German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wulf "wolf".
ARNVIÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
AROA f Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque aro meaning "era, age, time".
AROHA f Maori
Means "love" in Maori.
AROLDO m Italian
Italian form of HAROLD.
ÁRON m Hungarian
Hungarian form of AARON.
ARON m Polish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
ARONAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AARON.
ÁRPÁD m Hungarian
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.
ARRAN m Scottish
From the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.
ARRATS m Basque
Means "afternoon, dusk" in Basque.
ARRIGO m Italian
Italian form of HENRY.
ARRON m English
Variant of AARON.
ARSEN m Armenian
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÈNE m French
French form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Арсений (see ARSENIY).
ARSÉNIO m Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÊNIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIOS m Ancient Greek
Means "virile" in Greek. Saint Arsenius was a 5th-century deacon who was tutor to the two sons of the Roman emperor Theodosius. The two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, divided the empire into eastern and western halves upon their father's death.
ARSENIY m Russian
Russian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSLAN m Turkish, Turkmen
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
ART m English
Short form of ARTHUR.
ARTAIR m Scottish
Scottish form of ARTHUR.
ARTAXERXES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ARTEM m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Артём (see ARTYOM).
ARTEMIDOROS m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ARTEMIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
ARTEMIS f Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek ἀρτεμής (artemes) meaning "safe" or ἄρταμος (artamos) meaning "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
ARTEMISIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARTEMISIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTEMIY m Russian
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMON m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTHFAEL m Medieval Welsh
Welsh form of ARMEL.
ARTHIT m Thai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.
ARTHMAEL m Ancient Celtic
Old Brythonic form of ARMEL.
ARTHUR m English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements artos "bear" combined with viros "man" or rigos "king". Alternatively it could be related to an obscure Roman family name Artorius.... [more]
ARTI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi आरती (see AARTI).
ARTIE m & f English
Diminutive and feminine form of ARTHUR.
ARTJOMS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTO m Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTSIOM m Belarusian
Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTSYOM m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Арцём (see ARTSIOM).
ARTTU m Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTTURI m Finnish
Finnish form of ARTHUR.
ARTÚR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ARTHUR.
ARTŪRAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ARTHUR.
ARTURO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
ARTŪRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARTHUR.
ARTYOM m Russian
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARUNA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ARŪNAS m Lithuanian
Derived from poetic Lithuanian aras meaning "eagle" combined with the patronymic suffix ūnas.
ARUNDHATI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ARUSHI f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अरुष (arusha) meaning "reddish, dawn", a word used in the Rigveda to describe the red horses of Agni. This name also appears in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to a daughter of Manu and the wife of Chyavana, though in this case it might derive from Sanskrit आरुषी (arushi) meaning "hitting, killing".
ARUZHAN f Kazakh
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
ARVE m Norwegian
Variant of ARVID.
ARVEL m English
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
ARVID m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ARVĪDS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARVID.
ARVO m Finnish
Means "value, worth" in Finnish.
ARWA f Arabic
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This name was borne by some relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was also the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
ARWEL m Welsh
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
ARWEN f Literature
Means "noble maiden" in Sindarin. In The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Arwen was the daughter of Elrond and the lover of Aragorn.
ARWYN m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
ARYA (1) m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ARYA (2) f Literature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a popular character in his series A Song of Ice and Fire, published beginning 1996, and the television adaptation Game of Thrones (2011-2019). In the story Arya is the second daughter of Ned Stark, the lord of Winterfell.
ARYAN m Indian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA (1).
ARYEH m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see ARIEH).
ARZHEL m Breton
Breton form of ARMEL.
ARZU f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AREZOU.
ÁSA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
ÅSA f Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ASA m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
AS'AD m Arabic
Means "luckier" in Arabic.
ASAD m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
ASAF m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
ASAL f Persian
Means "honey" in Persian (of Arabic origin).
ASAMI f Japanese
From Japanese (asa) meaning "hemp" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
ASAPH m Biblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ASAR m Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian form of OSIRIS.
ÁSBJÖRN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSBJǪRN.
ÁSBJǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
ASBJÖRN m Swedish
Swedish form of ÁSBJǪRN.
ASBJØRN m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ÁSBJǪRN.
ASCANIO m Italian
Italian form of ASCANIUS.
ASCANIUS m Roman Mythology
From Greek Ἀσκάνιος (Askanios), of unknown meaning. In Greek and Roman mythology Ascanius, also called Julus, was the son of Aeneas.
ASCELIN m Ancient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASCENSIÓN f Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ASCO m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ÁSDÍS f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ASDRÚBAL m Spanish
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
ÅSE f Norwegian, Swedish
Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play Peer Gynt (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.
ASEEM m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi असीम (see ASIM (2)).
ASEL f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish
From Arabic عَسَل ('asal) meaning "honey".
ASEN m Bulgarian
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
ASENA f Turkish
Possibly of Scythian origin meaning "blue". In Turkic mythology Asena was a grey wolf who gave birth to the ancestor of the Ashina tribe of Turks.
ASENATH f Biblical
Means "devoted to the goddess NEITH" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
ASENETH f Biblical Latin
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
ASENNETH f Biblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASER m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ÁSGEIR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ASGER.
ASGEIR m Norwegian
Norwegian form of ASGER.
ÁSGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ASGER.
ASGER m Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ASH m & f English
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHA (1) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
ASHANTI f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHER m Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
ASHERAH f Semitic Mythology
Perhaps derived from Semitic roots meaning "she who walks in the sea". This was the name of a Semitic mother goddess. She was worshipped by the Israelites before the advent of monotheism.
ASHFAQ m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
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