Feminine Names

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AADAfFinnish
Finnish short form of ADELE and other names beginning with the same sound.
AAFJEfDutch
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element alf "elf".
AALISfMedieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
AALIYAHfArabic, English (Modern)
Feminine form of AALI. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.
AAMINAfArabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
AAMINAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
AAMUfFinnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
AARENm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
AARTHIfTamil
Tamil form of AARTI.
AARTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a Hindu ritual in which offerings of lamps or candles are made to various gods, derived from Sanskrit आरात्रिक (aratrika).
AAVAfFinnish
Means "wide, open" in Finnish.
ABBEYfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBIfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBYfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABEBAfEastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABELONEfDanish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
ABENAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
ABENEfBasque
Derived from Basque abe meaning "pillar". It is a Basque equivalent of Pilar.
ABENIfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "we asked for her, and behold, we got her" in Yoruba.
ABERASHfEastern African, Amharic
Possibly means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
ABHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
ABHILASHAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
ABIfScottish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
ABIAm & fBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAHm & fBiblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIGAÍLfSpanish
Spanish form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAILfEnglish, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
ABIGÉLfHungarian
Hungarian form of ABIGAIL.
ABIJAHm & fBiblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah.
ABILENEfEnglish
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It is probably from Hebrew אָבֵל ('avel) meaning "meadow, grassy area". It has occasionally been used as a given name in modern times.
ABIMBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIODUNm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABISHAGfBiblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Abishag is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
ABITALfBiblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
'ABLAfArabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
ACACIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a type of tree, ultimately deriving from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point".
ACANTHAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
ADAfEnglish, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish
Short form of ADELAIDE and other names beginning with the same sound. This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
ADAEZEfWestern African, Igbo
Means "king's daughter" in Igbo.
ADAHfBiblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
ADALETfTurkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
ADALHEIDISfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
ADALLINDISfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
ADALYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADALYNNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADAMINAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ADAM.
ADANNAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADANNAYAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "her father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADARAfHebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.
ADDIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ADELAIDE.
ADDISONf & mEnglish
From an English surname meaning "son of ADAM". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.
ADDY (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of ADELAIDE.
ADDYSONfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ADDISON.
ADE (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADEBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADÉLfHungarian
Hungarian form of ADELA.
ADÉLAfCzech
Czech form of ADELA.
ADELAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
ADELAIDAfSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of ADELAIDE.
ADÉLAÏDEfFrench
French form of ADELAIDE.
ADELAIDEfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese
From the French form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and heid "kind, sort, type". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Otto the Great. The name became common in Britain in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.
ADELAJDAfPolish
Polish form of ADELAIDE.
ADÈLEfFrench
French form of ADELA.
ADELHEIDfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch form of ADELAIDE.
ADELIAfEnglish, Spanish
Elaborated form of ADELA.
ADELINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, German, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name which was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
ADELINEfFrench, English
French and English form of ADELINA.
ADELITAfSpanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of ADELA. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.
ADELLAfEnglish
Variant of ADELA.
ADELLEfEnglish
Variant of ADELE.
ADELYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADENAfHebrew
Possibly a variant of ADINA (1).
ADERYNfWelsh
Means "bird" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
ADETOKUNBOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ADHARAfAstronomy
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.
ADI (1)f & mHebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADILAfArabic
Feminine form of ADIL.
ADİLEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of ADIL.
ADILETm & fKyrgyz
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz, ultimately from Arabic.
ADINA (1)m & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
ADINA (2)fRomanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a short form of ADELINA.
ADITIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
ADORAfSpanish
Short form of ADORACIÓN.
ADORACIÓNfSpanish
Means "adoration" in Spanish. This name refers to the event that is known in Christian tradition as the Adoration of the Magi, which is when the three Magi presented gifts to the infant Jesus and worshipped him.
ADORINDAfEsperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
ADRASTEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
ADRASTEIAfGreek Mythology
Feminine form of ADRASTOS. In Greek mythology this name was borne by a nymph who fostered the infant Zeus. This was also another name of the goddess Nemesis.
ADRIAfEnglish
Short form of ADRIANA.
ADRIANNAfEnglish, Polish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANNEfEnglish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANAfSlovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADSILAfNative American, Cherokee
Means "blossom" in Cherokee.
ADVAfHebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
ADWOAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
ÆBBEfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of EBBA (2).
AEGLEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αιγλη (Aigle) which meant "light, radiance, glory". This was the name of several characters in Greek myth, including one of the Heliades and one of the Hesperides.
ÆLFFLÆDfAnglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements ælf "elf" and flæd "beauty".
ÆLFGIFUfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.
ÆLFSWIÞfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
ÆLFÞRYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFREDA.
ÆLFTHRYTHfAnglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see ELFREDA).
AELIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AELIUS.
AELIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
AELLAfGreek Mythology
Means "whirlwind" in Greek. In Greek myth this was the name of an Amazon warrior killed by Herakles during his quest for Hippolyta's girdle.
AEMILIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
AEMILIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
AENORfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning. This was the name of the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
AERON (1)m & fWelsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERON (2)f & mWelsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AERONWENfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
AERONWYfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix wy meaning "river".
ÆÐELFLÆDfAnglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty". Æðelflæd was a 10th-century queen of Mercia.
ÆÐELÞRYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
AFAFfArabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
AFANENfWelsh (Rare)
Means "raspberry" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
AFËRDITAfAlbanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
AFONf & mWelsh
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
AFRA (1)fLate Roman
Originally used by the Romans as a nickname for a woman from Africa. This was the name of two early saints.
AFRA (2)fArabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
ÁFRICAfSpanish
Spanish form of AFRICA (1). It is usually taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de África, the patron saint of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa.
AFRICA (1)fAfrican American (Rare)
From the name of the continent, which is of Latin origin, possibly from the Afri people who lived near Carthage in North Africa. This rare name is used most often by African-American parents.
AFRICA (2)fIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of AIFRIC.
AFRODITIfGreek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AFUAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
AGAFYAfRussian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGAMf & mHebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AGAPEfGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGARfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AGÁTAfCzech
Czech form of AGATHA.
AGATHAfEnglish, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
AGAUEfGreek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
AGDAfSwedish
Swedish form of AGATHA.
AGE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of AGNES or AGATHA.
AGHAVNIfArmenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
ÁGIfHungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AGLAÉfFrench
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAIAfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites). This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Rome.
AGLAYAfRussian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
ÁGNESfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈSfFrench, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNESfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe, being especially popular in England in the Middle Ages.
AGNEŠAfSlovak
Slovak variant of AGNES.
AGNESAfSlovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.
AGNESEfItalian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSAfRussian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNETAfSwedish
Swedish variant of AGNES.
AGNETEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNEZAfCroatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNIESZKAfPolish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJAfSerbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGOSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÅGOTfNorwegian
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
ÁGOTAfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
AGRAFENAfRussian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AGRIPPAm & fAncient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
AGRIPPINAfAncient Roman
Feminine derivative of AGRIPPA. This name was borne by the scheming mother of the Roman emperor Nero, who eventually had her killed. This was also the name of a 3rd-century Roman saint who is venerated in Sicily.
AGRONAfCeltic Mythology
Derived from the old Celtic element agro meaning "battle, slaughter". This was the name of the Brythonic goddess of war and death.
ÁGUEDAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AGURNEfBasque
From Basque agur meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGURTZANEfBasque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGUSTINAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AHm & fChinese
From the Chinese character (ā) which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.
AHAVAfHebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AHINOAMfBiblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
AHUVAfHebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
AI (1)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AI (2)fChinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
AIDAfArabic, Literature
Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
AIDAYfKazakh
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
AIDEENfIrish
Anglicized form of ÉTAÍN.
AIFRICfIrish, Scottish
Possibly means "pleasant" in Irish.
AIGNÉISfIrish
Irish form of AGNES.
AIKATERINEfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
AIKATERINIfGreek
Variant transcription of EKATERINI.
AIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other character combinations.
AILAfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILBHEf & mIrish
Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint.
ÁILEfSami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILEASfScottish
Scottish form of ALICE.
AILIfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILÍSfIrish
Irish form of ALICE.
AILSAfScottish
From Ailsa Craig, the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland, which is of uncertain derivation.
AIMAN (1)fKazakh
Means "beauty of the moon" in Kazakh.
AIMÉEfFrench
French form of AMY.
AIMIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AINA (1)fFinnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.
AINA (2)fCatalan
Balearic form of ANNA.
AINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", as well as other character combinations.
AINA (4)fLatvian
Feminine form of AINĀRS.
AINA (5)fKazakh
Variant transcription of AYNA.
ÁINEfIrish
Means "radiance" in Gaelic. This was the name of the queen of the fairies in Celtic mythology. It is also taken as an Irish form of Anne.
AINGEALfIrish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINHOAfBasque
From the name of a town in southwest France where there is a famous image of the Virgin Mary.
AINOfFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "the only one" in Finnish. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a girl who drowns herself when she finds out she must marry the old man Väinämöinen.
AINOAfSpanish
Spanish form of AINHOA.
AINSLEYf & mScottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
AINTZAfBasque
Means "glory" in Basque.
AIRIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
'AISHAfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
A'ISHAfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AISHAfArabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AISHAHfArabic, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of AISHA, as well as the usual Malay form.
AISHATfChechen
Chechen form of AISHA.
AISHWARYAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AISLINfIrish
Variant of AISLING.
AISLINGfIrish
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic. This name was created in the 20th century.
AISLINNfIrish
Variant of AISLING.
AISYAHfIndonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AITHNEfIrish
Possibly a variant of EITHNE.
AJLAfBosnian
Bosnian form of AYLA (2).
AKACHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKANEfJapanese
From Japanese (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
AKANKSHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKARIfJapanese
From Japanese (aka) meaning "bright" or (aka) meaning "vermilion red" combined with (ri) meaning "village" or (ri) meaning "white jasmine". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AKEMIfJapanese
From Japanese (ake) meaning "bright" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKHILAfIndian, Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of AKHIL.
AKI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
AKIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AKILAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AQILA.
AKILINAfRussian
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKINYIfEastern African, Luo
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
AKIRAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
AKOSUAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
AKPOFUREm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKUAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
AKUCHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALABAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "second child after twins" in Yoruba.
ALAIAfBasque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALAINAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
ALANAfEnglish
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALANISfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ALAN. Canadian musician Alanis Morissette (1974-) was named after her father Alan. Her parents apparently decided to use this particular spelling after seeing this word in a Greek newspaper.
ALANNAfEnglish
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALANNAHfEnglish (Modern), Irish
Variant of ALANA. It has been influenced by the affectionate Anglo-Irish word alannah, from the Irish Gaelic phrase a leanbh meaning "O child".
ALASTRÍONAfIrish
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
ALAZNEfBasque
Means "miracle" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Milagros.
ALBA (1)fItalian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
ALBA (2)fAncient Roman
Feminine form of ALBUS.
ALBA (3)fAncient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
ALBENAfBulgarian
Created by Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov for the heroine in his drama 'Albena' (1930). He may have based it on ablen, the name of a type of peony (a flowering plant).
ALBERTAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese
Feminine form of ALBERT. This is the name of a Canadian province, which was named in honour of a daughter of Queen Victoria.
ALBERTE (2)fFrench, Danish
French and Danish feminine form of ALBERT.
ALBERTINAfItalian, Dutch, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
ALBERTINEfFrench
French feminine form of ALBERT.
ALBÍNAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALBINA.
ALBINAfRussian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. Saint Albina was a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
ALBINEfFrench
French form of ALBINA.
ALCIPPEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αλκιππη (Alkippe), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a daughter of Ares in Greek myth. Her father killed Halirrhotis, a son of Poseidon, when he attempted to rape her, leading to a murder trial in which Ares was quickly acquitted.
ALCMENEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
ALCYONEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αλκυονη (Alkyone), derived from the word αλκυων (alkyon) meaning "kingfisher". In Greek myth this name belonged to a daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx. After her husband was killed in a shipwreck she threw herself into the water, but the gods saved her and turned them both into kingfishers. This is also the name of the brightest of the Pleiades, the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
ALDA (2)fLimburgish
Limburgish short form of ALDEGONDA.
ALDA (3)fIcelandic
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
ALDEGONDAfDutch
Dutch form of ALDEGUND.
ALDEGUNDfAncient Germanic
Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and gund "war". Saint Algegund (or Aldegundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess.
ALDINA (1)fPortuguese
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDINA (2)fBosnian
Bosian feminine form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDITHfMedieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDONAfLithuanian, Polish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 14th-century Polish queen, the daughter of a Grand Duke of Lithuania.
ALDUSm & fMedieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
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