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Russian form of the Greek name Ανθουσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
ANGELm & fEnglish, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Portuguese feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Hungarian feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELAfEnglish, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
French feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
Elaborated form of ANGELA.
ANGÉLICAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGELICA.
ANGELICAfEnglish, Italian, Romanian, Literature
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek αγγελος (angelos) "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.
Dutch diminutive of ANGELA.
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINAfItalian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
French diminutive of ANGELA.
French form of ANGELICA.
Dutch form of ANGÉLIQUE.
Spanish diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELLEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ANGEL.
ANGERONAfRoman Mythology
Possibly from Latin angor "strangulation, torment" or angustus "narrow, constricted". Angerona was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.
ANGHARADfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
Diminutive of ANGELA.
Hungarian form of ANGELICA.
ANHm & fVietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
ANI (2)fArmenian
From the name of an old Armenian city, of unknown meaning. Now in eastern Turkey, in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, though it was later abandoned and is now only ruins.
ANIAfPolish, Russian
Polish diminutive of ANNA, and a variant Russian transcription of ANYA.
ANICAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian diminutive of ANNA.
Polish form of ANGELA.
Diminutive of ANIELA.
ANIKA (1)fGerman, Dutch, Danish, Slovene
German, Dutch, Danish and Slovene diminutive of ANNA or ANA.
ANIKA (2)fIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIK.
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANILAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIL.
ANIMA (1)fIndian, 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)fEnglish (Rare)
Means "soul, spirit" in Latin. In Jungian psychology the anima is an individual's true inner self, or soul.
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANISAfArabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANISEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
ANISHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
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)fSpanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANITA (2)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANIYAfEnglish (Modern)
Modern name, possibly based on ANYA or AALIYAH.
ANJALIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKEfLow German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.
Diminutive of ANKA.
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.
ANNAfEnglish, 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]
ANNABELfEnglish, Dutch
Variant of AMABEL influenced by the name ANNA. This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ANNABELLAfItalian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLA.
ANNABELLEfEnglish, French
Variant of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLE.
ANNABETHfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and BETH.
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
ANNALEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LEE.
Combination of ANNA and LENA.
Combination of ANNA and LIISA.
Combination of ANNA and LISA.
ANNALISEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LISE.
Combination of ANNA and MÁRIA.
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNE (1)fFrench, 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.
Combination of ANNA and GRETE.
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
Combination of ANNA and lien (from names such as CAROLIEN).
ANNELIESEfGerman, Dutch
Combination of ANNA and LIESE.
Danish form of ANNELIESE.
ANNEMARIEfDutch, German
Combination of ANNA and MARIE.
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
German variant of ANNETTE.
Latinate diminutive of ANNA.
ANNETTEfFrench, 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-).
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
Variant of ANNIS.
Breton diminutive of ANNA.
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
Norwegian diminutive of ANNA.
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
Medieval English form of AGNES.
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
Combination of ANN and MARIE.
ANNORAfEnglish (Rare)
Medieval English variant of HONORA.
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
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.
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
Meaning unknown. It was possibly inspired by an American song by this name written by Vivian Grey in 1903 and recorded by musician Vess Ossman. The lyrics tell of a Native American woman named Anona from Arizona.
Means "beautiful woman" in Thai.
ANOUKfDutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of ANNA.
Variant transcription of ANUSH.
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
Derived from Finnish ansio "virtue" or ansa "trap".
ANSELMAfGerman, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ANSELM.
ANTHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
ANTHOUSAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTIGONEfGreek 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.
ANTIOPEfGreek 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.
ANTJEfFrisian, Dutch, Low German
Frisian, Dutch and Low German diminutive of ANNA.
Feminine diminutive of ANTOINE. This name was borne by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine.
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTÓNIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIE (1)fCzech
Czech form of ANTONIA.
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTONIJAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ANTONIA.
ANTONINAfItalian, Polish, Russian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
Bulgarian form of ANTONIA.
ANU (1)fFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ANNA.
ANUJAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of ANUJ.
Diminutive of ANA.
AÑULIfWestern African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
Spanish cognate of ANNUNZIATA.
ANUPAMAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANUPAM.
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.
Means "very beautiful" in Welsh.
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
Russian form of ANGELA.
Russian form of ANGELINA.
AOIf & mJapanese
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.
Variant of AOIFE.
Means "beautiful sheen" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by Irish royalty.
AOIDEfGreek Mythology
Means "song" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of song.
AOIFEfIrish, 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.
APARAJITAfBengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
APARNAfHinduism, 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.
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).
APHRODITEfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phoenician origin. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified with 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. Many of her characteristics are based on the goddess known as Ashtoreth to the Phoenicians and Ishtar to the Mesopotamian Semitic peoples, and on the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
Hawaiian form of ABIGAIL.
APOLENAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of APOLLONIA.
Russian feminine form of APOLLINARIS.
French form of APOLLONIA.
APOLLONIAfAncient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of APOLLONIOS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLÔNIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIAfSpanish, Polish
Spanish and Polish form of APOLLONIA.
Slovene form of APOLLONIA.
APOORVAm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of APURVA.
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.
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.
APURVAm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
Feminine form of AQIL.
AQUILAm & fBiblical, 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.
AQUILINAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AQUILINUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.
Medieval Scottish name, probably a variant of ANNABEL. It has long been associated with Latin orabilis meaning "invokable".
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.
ARACHNEfGreek 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.
ARADHANAfIndian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARAMINTAfEnglish (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 & mIrish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
Derived from Hungarian arany meaning "gold". It is used as a vernacular form of AURÉLIA.
Diminutive of ARANTZAZU.
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".
ARATIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
From the name of a river (also called the Aras) which flows through Armenia.
Feminine form of ARCADIUS. This is the name of a region on the Greek Peloponnese, long idealized for its natural beauty.
ARCHANAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARDENm & fEnglish
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
Possibly derived from Greek αρετη (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-).
ARETHUSAfGreek 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.
Variant transcription of AREVIK.
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
Means "desire" in Persian.
Variant transcription of AREZOO.
Variant transcription of AREZOO.
Feminine form of ARGI.
ARIA (1)fEnglish
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.
ARIADNAfSpanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of ARIADNE.
ARIADNEfGreek 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.
ARIANEfFrench, German, Dutch
French form of ARIADNE.
Variant of ARIANE.
ARIANRHODfWelsh, 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.
ARIELm & fHebrew, 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).
ARIELLAfEnglish (Modern)
Strictly feminine form of ARIEL.
French feminine form of ARIEL.
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
Russian variant of IRINA.
Diminutive of ARINA.
Means "ear of corn" in Latin. This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo.
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
Variant of IRJA. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem 'Arja and Selinä' (1916), though belonging to a male character.
Variant of ARLINE.
Variant of ARLINE.
French form of HERLEVA.
ARLIEf & mEnglish
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.
Meaning unknown, possibly invented by Michael William Balfe for the main character in his opera 'The Bohemian Girl' (1843).
Feminine form of ARMEL.
ARMIDAfItalian, 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.
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.
ARNAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "girl" in Greenlandic.
ARNAUDEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of ARNOLD.
ARNBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Means "love" in Maori.
ARTEMISfGreek 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.
ARTEMISIAfAncient 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.
ARTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARUNAm & fHinduism, 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.
ARUNDHATIfHinduism, 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.
ARUSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "hitting, killing" in Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology this is the name of a daughter of Manu.
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This was the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
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.
ARYAm & fPersian, 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.
ARZUfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of AREZOO.
ÁSAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ÁSDÍSfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
ÅSEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant.
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.
ASENETHfBiblical Latin
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
ASENNETHfBiblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASHm & fEnglish
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHA (1)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
ASHANTIf & mVarious
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHERAHfSemitic 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.
ASHLEAfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEYf & mEnglish
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.
ASHLIEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
Anglicized form of AISLING.
ASHLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ASHLEY and the popular name suffix lyn.
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ASHTADfPersian Mythology
Means "justice" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
ASHTONm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHTORETHfBiblical, Semitic 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 East Semitic goddess ISHTAR.
ASIA (1)fEnglish (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
ASIA (2)fPolish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
Variant of KASIH.
ÁSLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
Danish form of ASLAUG.
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
ASPASIAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ασπασιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles (5th century BC).
ASPENfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
Catalan cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.
Portuguese cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
AŞTÎf & mKurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTONm & fEnglish (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.
ASTRAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek αστηρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
ASTRAEAfGreek 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.
ASTRIDfSwedish, 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'.
French variant of ASTRID.
ÁSTRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.