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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is A.
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AADA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of ADELE and other names beginning with the same sound.
AAFJE   f   Dutch
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element alf "elf".
AALIS   f   Medieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
AALIYAH   f   Arabic, 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.
AAMINA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
AAMINAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
AAMU   f   Finnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
AAREN   m & f   English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
AARTHI   f   Tamil
Tamil form of AARTI.
AARTI   f   Indian, 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).
AAVA   f   Finnish
Means "wide, open" in Finnish.
ABBEY   f   English
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBI   f   English
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBIE   f   English
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBY   f   English
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABEGAIL   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ABIGAIL.
ABELONE   f   Danish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
ABENA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
ABENE   f   Basque
Derived from Basque abe meaning "pillar". It is a Basque equivalent of Pilar.
ABENI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we asked for her, and behold, we got her" in Yoruba.
ABERASH   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Possibly means "giving off light" in Amharic.
ABHA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
ABHILASHA   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
ABI   f   Scottish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
ABIA   m & f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAH   m & f   Biblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIGAIA   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAÍL   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAIL   f   English, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is 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]
ABIGAYLE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ABIGAIL.
ABIGÉL   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ABIGAIL.
ABIJAH   m & f   Biblical
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.
ABILENE   f   Biblical
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It possibly means "grass" in Hebrew.
ABIMBOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIODUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABISHAG   f   Biblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
ABITAL   f   Biblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
'ABLA   f   Arabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
ACACIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a type of tree, ultimately deriving from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point".
ACANTHA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
ACHIENG   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OCHIENG.
ACHINOAM   f   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
ADA   f   English, 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.
ADAEZE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "king's daughter" in Igbo.
ADAH   f   Biblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
ADALET   f   Turkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
ADALHEIDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
ADALYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADALYNN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADAMINA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of ADAM.
ADANNA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADANNAYA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "her father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADARA   f   Hebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.
ADDIE   f   English
Diminutive of ADELAIDE.
ADDISON   f & m   English
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)   f   English
Diminutive of ADELAIDE.
ADDYSON   f   English (Modern)
Feminine variant of ADDISON.
ADE (1)   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADEBOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYO   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADÉL   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ADELA.
ADÉLA   f   Czech
Czech form of ADELA.
ADELA   f   English, 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.
ADELAIDA   f   Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of ADELAIDE.
ADÉLAÏDE   f   French
French form of ADELAIDE.
ADELAIDE   f   English, 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.
ADELAIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Shortened form of ADALHEIDIS.
ADELAJDA   f   Polish
Polish form of ADELAIDE.
ADÈLE   f   French
French form of ADELA.
ADELHEID   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of ADELAIDE.
ADELIA   f   English, Spanish
Elaborated form of ADELA.
ADELINE   f   French, English
Diminutive of ADÈLE.
ADELITA   f   Spanish (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.
ADELLA   f   English
Variant of ADELA.
ADELLE   f   English
Variant of ADELE.
ADELYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADENA   f   Hebrew
Possibly a variant of ADINA (1).
ADERYN   f   Welsh
Means "bird" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
ADETOKUNBO   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ADHARA   f   Astronomy
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.
ADHIAMBO   f   Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of ODHIAMBO.
ADI (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADILA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of ADIL.
ADİLE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of ADIL.
ADILET   m & f   Kyrgyz
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz, ultimately from Arabic.
ADINA (1)   m & f   Biblical, 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)   f   Romanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a short form of ADELINA.
ADITI   f   Hinduism, 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.
ADJOA   f   Western African, Akan
Variant of ADWOA.
ADORA   f   Spanish
Short form of ADORACIÓN.
ADORACIÓN   f   Spanish
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.
ADORINDA   f   Esperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
ADRASTEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
ADRASTEIA   f   Greek 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.
ADRIA   f   English
Short form of ADRIANA.
ADRIANNA   f   English, Polish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANNE   f   English
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENN   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANA   f   Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADVA   f   Hebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
ADWOA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
ÆBBE   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EBBA (2).
AEGLE   f   Greek 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.
ÆLFGIFU   f   Anglo-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.
ÆLFSWIÞ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
ÆLFÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFREDA.
ÆLFTHRYTH   f   Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see ELFREDA).
AELIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AELIUS.
AELIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
AELLA   f   Greek 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.
AEMILIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
AEMILIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
AENOR   f   Ancient 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 & f   Welsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERON (2)   f & m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AERONA   f   Welsh
Variant of AERON (1).
AERONWEN   f   Welsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
AERONWY   f   Welsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix wy meaning "river".
ÆÐELFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFLEDA.
ÆTHELFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFLEDA.
ÆÐELIND   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ETHELINDA.
ÆÐELÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
AFAF   f   Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
AFANEN   f   Welsh (Rare)
Means "raspberry" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
AFËRDITA   f   Albanian
Either from Albanian afër dita meaning "near to the day", or else an Albanian form of APHRODITE.
AFIA   f   Western African, Akan
Variant of AFUA.
AFON   f & m   Welsh
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
AFRA (1)   f   Late Roman
Originally used by the Romans as a nickname for a woman from Africa. This was the name of two early saints.
AFRA (2)   f   Arabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
ÁFRICA   f   Spanish
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)   f   African 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)   f   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of AIFRIC.
AFRODITI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AFUA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
AGAFYA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGAM   f & m   Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AGAPE   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAR   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AGÁTA   f   Czech
Czech form of AGATHA.
AGATHA   f   English, 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.
AGAUE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
AGDA   f   Swedish
Swedish form of AGATHA.
AGE (2)   f   Estonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGGIE   f   English
Diminutive of AGNES or AGATHA.
AGHAVNI   f   Armenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
ÁGI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AGLAÉ   f   French
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of AGLAIA.
AGLAIA   f   Greek 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.
AGLAYA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNÉ   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
ÁGNES   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈS   f   French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNES   f   English, 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.
AGNESA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of AGNES.
AGNESE   f   Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNETA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of AGNES.
AGNETE   f   Danish
Danish variant of AGNES.
AGNETHA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHE   f   Danish
Danish variant of AGNES.
AGNEZA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNIESZKA   f   Polish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGOSTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÅGOT   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
ÁGOTA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
AGRAFENA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AGRIPPA   m & f   Ancient 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.
AGRIPPINA   f   Ancient 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.
AGRONA   f   Celtic Mythology
Derived from the old Celtic element agro meaning "battle, slaughter". This was the name of the Brythonic goddess of war and death.
ÁGUEDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AGURNE   f   Basque
From Basque agur meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGURTZANE   f   Basque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGUSTINA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AH   m & f   Chinese
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.
AHAVA   f   Hebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AHINOAM   f   Biblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
AHUVA   f   Hebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
AI (1)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AI (2)   f   Chinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
AIDA   f   Arabic, 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.
AIDAY   f   Kazakh
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
AIDEEN   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÉTAÍN.
AIFRIC   f   Irish, Scottish
Possibly means "pleasant" in Irish.
AIGLE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of AEGLE.
AIGNÉIS   f   Irish
Irish form of AGNES.
AIKATERINE   f   Greek, Ancient Greek
Ancient and modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
AIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other character combinations.
AILA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILBHE   f & m   Irish
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.
ÁILE   f   Sami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ALICE.
AILEEN   f   Scottish, Irish, English
Variant of EILEEN.
AILEN   f   Native American, Mapuche
Variant of AYLEN.
AILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILÍS   f   Irish
Irish form of ALICE.
AILSA   f   Scottish
From Ailsa Craig, the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland, which is of uncertain derivation.
AIMAN   f   Kazakh
Means "beauty of the moon" in Kazakh.
AIMÉE   f   French
French form of AMY.
AIMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AINA (1)   f   Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.
AINA (2)   f   Catalan
Balearic form of ANNA.
AINA (3)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", as well as other character combinations.
ÁINE   f   Irish
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.
AINGEAL   f   Irish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINHOA   f   Basque
From the name of a town in southwest France where there is a famous image of the Virgin Mary.
AINO   f   Finnish, 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.
AINOA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of AINHOA.
AINSLEE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AINSLEY.
AINSLEY   f & m   Scottish, 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".
AINSLIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AINSLEY.
AINTZA   f   Basque
Means "glory" in Basque.
AINTZANE   f   Basque
Variant of AINTZA.
AIRI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
'AISHA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
A'ISHA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AISHA   f   Arabic, 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]
AISHAH   f   Arabic, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of AISHA, as well as the usual Malay form.
AISHWARYA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AISLIN   f   Irish
Variant of AISLING.
AISLING   f   Irish
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic. This name was created in the 20th century.
AISLINN   f   Irish
Variant of AISLING.
AISYAH   f   Indonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AITHNE   f   Irish
Possibly a variant of EITHNE.
AJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AYLA (2).
AKACHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKANE   f   Japanese
From Japanese (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
AKANKSHA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKANTHA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ACANTHA.
AKEMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ake) meaning "bright" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKHILA   f   Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of AKHIL.
AKI (2)   f   Japanese
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.
AKIKO   f   Japanese
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.
AKILAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of AQILA.
AKILINA   f   Russian
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKINYI   f   Eastern African, Luo
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
AKIRA   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
AKOSUA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
AKPOFURE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKSINYA   f   Russian
Variant of KSENIYA.
AKUA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
AKUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
AKULINA   f   Russian
Variant of AKILINA.
ALABA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "second child after twins" in Yoruba.
ALAIA   f   Basque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALAINA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
ALANA   f   English
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALANIS   f   English (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.
ALANNA   f   English
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALANNAH   f   English (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".
ALANNIS   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ALANIS.
ALASTRÍONA   f   Irish
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
ALAYNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ALAINA.
ALAZNE   f   Basque
Means "miracle" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Milagros.
ALBA (1)   f   Italian, 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)   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBUS.
ALBA (3)   f   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
ALBENA   f   Bulgarian
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).
ALBERTA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, German
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)   f   French, Danish
French and Danish feminine form of ALBERT.
ALBERTINA   f   Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
ALBERTINE   f   French
French feminine form of ALBERT.
ALBÍNA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALBINA.
ALBINA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. Saint Albina was a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
ALBINE   f   French, German
French form and German variant of ALBINA.
ALCIPPE   f   Greek 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.
ALCMENE   f   Greek 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.
ALCYONE   f   Greek 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 (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDA (2)   f   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ALDEGONDA.
ALDA (3)   f   Icelandic
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
ALDEGONDA   f   Dutch
Dutch form of ALDEGUND.
ALDEGUND   f   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and gund "war". Saint Algegund (or Aldegundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess.
ALDINA (1)   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDINA (2)   f   Bosnian
Bosian feminine form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDITH   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDONA   f   Lithuanian, Polish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 14th-century Polish queen, the daughter of a Grand Duke of Lithuania.
ALDUS   m & f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALE (1)   m & f   Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALEA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of AALIYAH.
ALEAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of AALIYAH.
ALEASE   f   English
Possibly a variant of ALICIA.
ALECIA   f   English
Variant of ALICIA.
ALECTO   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αληκτω (Alekto) which was derived from αληκτος (alektos) "unceasing". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology.
ALEESHA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ALICIA.
ALEID   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of ADELAIDE.
ALEIDA   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of ADELAIDE.
ALEJANDRA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEKSANDRINA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
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