Feminine Names

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ANIELA   f   Polish
Polish form of ANGELA.
ANIELKA   f   Polish
Diminutive of ANIELA.
ANIKA (1)   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Slovene
German, Dutch, Danish and Slovene diminutive of ANNA or ANA.
ANIKA (2)   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIK.
ANIKÓ   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANILA   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIL.
ANIMA (1)   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.
ANIMA (2)   f   English (Rare)
Means "soul, spirit" in Latin. In Jungian psychology the anima is an individual's true inner self, or soul.
ANINA   f   German
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANISA   f   Arabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANISE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
ANISHA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
ANISSA   f   English
Combination of ANNA and the popular name suffix issa. This name was first brought to public attention by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976).
ANITA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANITA (2)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANIYA   f   English (Modern)
Modern name, possibly based on ANYA or AALIYAH.
ANIYAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ANIYA.
ANJALI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKA   f   Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANKE   f   Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.
ANKICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of ANKA.
ANKITA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Feminine form of ANKIT.
ANN   f   English
English form of ANNE (1). In the English-speaking world, both this spelling and Anne have been used since the Middle Ages, though Ann became much more popular during the 19th century.
ANNA   f   English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANNABEL   f   English, Dutch
Variant of AMABEL influenced by the name ANNA. This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ANNABELLA   f   Italian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLA.
ANNABELLE   f   English, French
Variant of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLE.
ANNABETH   f   English (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and BETH.
ANNAG   f   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNAGÜL   f   Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
ANNALEE   f   English (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and LEE.
ANNALENA   f   German
Combination of ANNA and LENA.
ANNA-LIISA   f   Finnish
Combination of ANNA and LIISA.
ANNALISA   f   Italian
Combination of ANNA and LISA.
ANNALISE   f   English (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LISE.
ANNAMÁRIA   f   Hungarian
Combination of ANNA and MÁRIA.
ANNAMARIA   f   Italian
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNBJØRG   f   Norwegian
Variant of ARNBJØRG.
ANNE (1)   f   French, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of ANNA. In the 13th-century it was imported to England, where it was also commonly spelled Ann. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908) by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.
ANNE (2)   m & f   Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANNEGRET   f   German
Combination of ANNA and GRETE.
ANNEKA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ANNIKA.
ANNEKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
ANNELI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNELIE   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ANNELIESE.
ANNELIEN   f   Dutch
Combination of ANNA and lien (from names such as CAROLIEN).
ANNELIES   f   German, Dutch
Variant of ANNELIESE.
ANNELIESE   f   German, Dutch
Combination of ANNA and LIESE.
ANNELISE   f   Danish
Danish form of ANNELIESE.
ANNEMARIE   f   Dutch, German
Combination of ANNA and MARIE.
ANNET   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETT   f   German
German variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETTA   f   Italian
Latinate diminutive of ANNA.
ANNETTE   f   French, English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch
French diminutive of ANNE (1). It has also been widely used in the English-speaking world, and it became popular in America in the late 1950s due to the fame of actress Annette Funicello (1942-).
ANNI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNICE   f   English
Variant of ANNIS.
ANNICK   f   Breton
Breton diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIE   f   English, French, Dutch
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
ANNIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKA   f   Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, German, English (Modern)
Swedish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKEN   f   Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKKI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIS   f   English
Medieval English form of AGNES.
ANNISA   f   Indonesian
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
ANNMARIE   f   English
Combination of ANN and MARIE.
ANNORA   f   English (Rare)
Medieval English variant of HONORA.
ANNUKKA   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNUNCIATA   f   Italian
Variant of ANNUNZIATA.
ANNUNZIATA   f   Italian
Means "announced" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
ANNUSHKA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNUSKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANONA   f   English
Meaning unknown. It was possibly inspired by a 1903 song by this name recorded by American musician Vess Ossman.
ANONG   f   Thai
Means "beautiful woman" in Thai.
ANOUK   f   Dutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of ANNA.
ANOUSH   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of ANUSH.
ANOUSHKA   f   Various
Variant of ANNUSHKA.
ANOUSKA   f   Various
Variant of ANNUSHKA.
ANS   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
ANSA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish ansio "virtue" or ansa "trap".
ANSELMA   f   German, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ANSELM.
ANSLEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of AINSLEY.
ANTHEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
ANTHEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ANTHEA.
ANTHOUSA   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
ANTÍA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTIGONE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονη (gone) "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.
ANTIOPE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οψ (ops) "voice". This was the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares who was one of the queens of the Amazons. She was kidnapped and married by Theseus.
ANTJE   f   Frisian, Dutch, Low German
Frisian, Dutch and Low German diminutive of ANNA.
ANTOINETTE   f   French
Feminine diminutive of ANTOINE. This name was borne by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine.
ANTONELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
ANTONELLA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONETTE   f   English
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTÓNIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIE (1)   f   Czech
Czech form of ANTONIA.
ANTONIETTA   f   Italian
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTONIJA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ANTONIA.
ANTONINA   f   Italian, Polish, Russian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
ANU (1)   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ANNA.
ANUJA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of ANUJ.
AÑULI   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
ANUNCIACIÓN   f   Spanish
Spanish cognate of ANNUNZIATA.
ANUPAMA   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANUPAM.
ANUSH   f   Armenian
Means "sweet" in Armenian. This was the name of an 1890 novel by the Armenia writer Hovhannes Tumanyan. It was adapted into an opera in 1912 by Armen Tigranian.
ANUSHKA   f   Russian
Variant of ANNUSHKA.
ANWEN   f   Welsh
Means "very beautiful" in Welsh.
ANYA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANZHELA   f   Russian
Russian form of ANGELA.
ANZHELINA   f   Russian
Russian form of ANGELINA.
AOEDE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of AOIDE.
AOI   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
AOIBHE   f   Irish
Variant of AOIFE.
AOIBHEANN   f   Irish
Means "beautiful sheen" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by Irish royalty.
AOIBHÍN   f   Irish
Variant of AOIBHEANN.
AOIDE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "song" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of song.
AOIFE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn. Eventually she was reconciled with her sister and became the lover of Cúchulainn. This name is sometimes used as a Gaelic form of EVE or EVA.
APARAJITA   f   Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
APARNA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali
Means "leafless, not having eaten leaves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
APHRA   f   Various
Meaning uncertain; possibly a variant of AFRA (1), or possibly a variant of Aphrah, a biblical place name meaning "dust". This name was born by the English writer Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
APHRODISIA   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of APHRODISIOS.
APHRODITE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phoenician origin. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, equal to the Roman goddess Venus. She was the wife of Hephaestus and the mother of Eros, and she was often associated with the myrtle tree and doves. The Greeks connected her name with αφρος (aphros) "foam", resulting in the story that she was born from the foam of the sea.
APIKALIA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ABIGAIL.
APOLENA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of APOLLONIA.
APOLLINARIYA   f   Russian
Russian feminine form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLLINE   f   French
French form of APOLLONIA.
APOLLONIA   f   Ancient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of APOLLONIOS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
APOLÓNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLÔNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIA   f   Spanish, Polish
Spanish and Polish form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIJA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of APOLLONIA.
APOORVA   m & f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of APURVA.
APPHIA   f   Biblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name which possibly meant "increasing". This is a name mentioned in Paul's epistle to Philemon in the New Testament.
APRIL   f   English
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.
APURVA   m & f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
AQILA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of AQIL.
AQUILA   m & f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
AQUILINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AQUILINUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.
ARABELLA   f   English
Medieval Scottish name, probably a variant of ANNABEL. It has long been associated with Latin orabilis meaning "invokable".
ARACELI   f   Spanish
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.
ARACELIS   f   Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARACELY   f   Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARACHNE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "spider" in Greek. In Greek myth Arachne was a mortal woman who defeated Athena in a weaving contest. After this Arachne hanged herself, but Athena brought her back to life in the form of a spider.
ARADHANA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARAMINTA   f   English (Rare)
Meaning unknown. This name was (first?) used by William Congreve in his comedy 'The Old Bachelor' (1693) and later by Sir John Vanbrugh in his comedy 'The Confederacy' (1705). This was the real name of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who was born Araminta Ross.
ARAN (1)   f & m   Irish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
ARANKA   f   Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian arany meaning "gold". It is also used as a diminutive of AURÉLIA.
ARANTXA   f   Basque
Diminutive of ARANTZAZU.
ARANTZAZU   f   Basque
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".
ARATI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARAX   f   Armenian
From the name of a river (also called the Aras) which flows through Armenia.
ARCADIA   f   Various
Feminine form of ARCADIUS. This is the name of a region on the Greek Peloponnese, long idealized for its natural beauty.
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.
ARDEN   m & f   English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARETHA   f   English
Possibly derived from Greek αρετη (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-).
ARETHOUSA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ARETHUSA.
ARETHUSA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αρεθουσα (Arethousa), which is possibly derived from αρδω (ardo) "water" and θοος (thoos) "quick, nimble". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into a fountain.
AREVIG   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of AREVIK.
AREVIK   f   Armenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
AREZOO   f   Persian
Means "desire" in Persian.
AREZOU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of AREZOO.
AREZU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of AREZOO.
ARGIÑE   f   Basque
Feminine form of ARGI.
ARIA   f   English
Means "song" or "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.
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 αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "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.
ARIANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANNA.
ARIANE   f   French, German, Dutch
French form of ARIADNE.
ARIANNA   f   Italian
Italian 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.
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. 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 (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIELLE   f   French
French feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIENNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ARIANE.
ARIJ   f   Arabic
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
ARIJANA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
ARIN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ERIN.
ARINA   f   Russian
Russian variant of IRINA.
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.
ARISTOMACHE   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
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.
ARLEEN   f   English
Variant of ARLINE.
ARLENE   f   English
Variant of ARLINE.
ARLETTE   f   French
French form of HERLEVA.
ARLIE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "eagle wood" in Old English. This name can also be a diminutive of ARLENE.
ARLINE   f   English
Meaning unknown, possibly invented by Michael William Balfe for the main character in his opera 'The Bohemian Girl' (1843).
ARMELLE   f   French
Feminine form of ARMEL.
ARMIDA   f   Italian, Spanish
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.
ARNAUDE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of ARNOLD.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNBJØRG   f   Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNBORG   f   Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ARNBJÖRG.
AROHA   f   Maori
Means "love" in Maori.
ARTEMIS   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) "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 world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARTI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
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.
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
Means "hitting, killing" in Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology this is the name of a daughter of Manu.
ARUZHAN   f   Kazakh
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
ARWA   f   Arabic
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This was the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
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.
ARYA   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.
ARYANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANA.
ARZU   f   Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of AREZOO.
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".
ASCENSIÓN   f   Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ÁSDÍS   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÅSE   f   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant.
'ASENAT   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASENATH.
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.
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.
ASHERAH   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Perhaps derived from Semitic roots meaning "she who walks in the sea". This was the name of an ancient Israelite goddess who was worshipped before the advent of monotheism.
ASHLEA   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEE   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEIGH   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASHLIE   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLING   f   Irish
Anglicized form of AISLING.
ASHLYN   f   English (Modern)
Combination of ASHLEY and the popular name suffix lyn.
ASHLYNN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ASHLYN.
ASHRAQAT   f   Arabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ASHTAD   f   Persian Mythology
Means "justice" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
ASHTON   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHTORETH   f   Biblical, Near Eastern Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the Babylonian goddess ISHTAR.
ASIA (1)   f   English (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
ASIA (2)   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
ASIH   f   Indonesian
Variant of KASIH.
ÁSLAUG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
ASLAUG   f   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
ASLI   f   Turkish
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
ASLÖG   f   Swedish
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
ASLØG   f   Danish
Danish form of ASLAUG.
ASMA   f   Arabic
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
ASMAA   f   Arabic
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
ASPASIA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ασπασιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles.
ASPEN   f   English (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
ASRA   f   Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
ASSUMPCIÓ   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASSUMPTA   f   Irish
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.
ASSUNÇÃO   f   Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASSUNTA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASTA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ASTRID.
AŞTÎ   f & m   Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTON   m & f   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTRA   f   English (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek αστηρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
ASTRAEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
ASTRAIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ASTRAEA.
ASTRID   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French
Modern form of ÁSTRÍÐR. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of 'Pippi Longstocking'.
ASTRIDE   f   French
French variant of ASTRID.
ÁSTRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ÁSTRÍÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
ASUKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
ASUMAN   f   Turkish
Means "sky" in Turkish.
ASUN   f   Spanish
Short form of ASUNCIÓN.
ASUNCIÓN   f   Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
ASYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of ANASTASIYA.
ATAAHUA   f   Maori
Means "beautiful" in Maori.
ATALANTA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αταλαντη (Atalante) meaning "equal in weight", derived from αταλαντος (atalantos), a word related to ταλαντον (talanton) meaning "a scale, a balance". In Greek legend she was a fast-footed maiden who refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes, who dropped three golden apples during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
ATALIA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATALYAH   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATANASIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
ATARA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ATARAH.
ATARAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
ATEFEH   f   Persian
Persian form of ATIFA.
AÐALBJÖRG   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
ATHALIAH   f & m   Biblical
Means "afflicted of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
ATHANASIA   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHENA   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps derived from Greek αθηρ (ather) "sharp" and αινη (aine) "praise". Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, the daughter of Zeus and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. She is associated with the olive tree and the owl.
ATHÉNAÏS   f   French
French form of ATHENAIS.
ATHENAIS   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
ATHENE   f   Greek Mythology
Variant of ATHENA.
ATHINA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of ATHENA.
ATHOL   m & f   Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland which was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIENO   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
ATIFA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of ATIF.
ATIYA   m & f   Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATROPOS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix α (a) combined with τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
ATSUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (atsu) meaning "warm", (atsu) meaning "deep, true, sincere" or (atsu) meaning "honest" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AUBREE   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of AUBREY.
AUBREY   m & f   English
Norman French form of the Germanic name ALBERICH. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song 'Aubrey' along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
AUBRIE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of AUBREY.
AUDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
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