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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.
ABELONE   f   Danish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
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]
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.
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.
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.
ADELAJDA   f   Polish
Polish form of ADELAIDE.
ADÈLE   f   French
French form of ADELA.
ADELHEID   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of ADELAIDE.
ADELINE   f   French, English
Diminutive of ADÈLE.
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.
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.
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.
AERON (2)   f & m   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AGAFYA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGATHA.
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.
AGE (2)   f   Estonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGLAÉ   f   French
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAYA   f   Russian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNĖ   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.
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.
ÁGUEDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AGUSTINA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
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.
AIFRIC   f   Irish, Scottish
Possibly means "pleasant" in Irish.
AIGNÉIS   f   Irish
Irish form of AGNES.
AILA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÁILE   f   Sami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ALICE.
AILEEN   f   Scottish, Irish, English
Variant of EILEEN.
AILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILÍS   f   Irish
Irish form of ALICE.
AINA (1)   f   Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.
AINA (2)   f   Catalan
Balearic form of ANNA.
AINGEAL   f   Irish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINOA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of AINHOA.
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.
AISYAH   f   Indonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AYLA (2).
AKILINA   f   Russian
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKSINYA   f   Russian
Variant of KSENIYA.
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".
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.
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
French form of ALBINA.
ALDA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDA (2)   f   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ALDEGONDA.
ALDEGONDA   f   Dutch
Dutch form of ALDEGUND.
ALDONA   f   Lithuanian, Polish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 14th-century Polish queen, the daughter of a Grand Duke of Lithuania.
ALEJANDRA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALESSANDRA   f   Italian
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEXANDRA   f   English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXIS   m & f   German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALFHILD   f   Norwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Alfhildr which was composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle". In Norse legend Alfhild was a maiden who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to king Alf. Her life was perhaps based on that of a 9th-century Viking pirate.
ALICA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of ALICE.
ALICE   f   English, French, Portuguese, Italian
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was borne by the heroine of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865) and 'Through the Looking Glass' (1871).
ALÍCIA   f   Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.
ALICIA   f   Spanish, English
Latinized form of ALICE.
ALICJA   f   Polish
Polish form of ALICE.
ALIISA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ALICE.
ALINA   f   Romanian, German, Italian, Polish
Short form of ADELINA and names that end in alina.
ALIS   f   Welsh
Welsh form of ALICE.
ALISA   f   Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of ALICE.
ALISE (1)   f   Latvian
Latvian form of ALICE.
ALISON   f   English, French
Norman French diminutive of Aalis (see ALICE). It was common in England and France in the Middle Ages, and was later revived in the 20th century. Unlike most other English names ending in son, it is not derived from a surname.
ALIYA (1)   f   Kazakh, Tatar, Arabic
Kazakh and Tatar form of ALIYAH (1). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ALIYAH (1).
ALİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of ALIYAH (1).
ALIZ   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALICE.
ALLA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
ALLEGRA   f   English (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It is not a traditional Italian name. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron.
ALVILDA   f   Danish (Rare)
Danish form of ALFHILD.
ALYA   f   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "sky, heaven, loftiness" in Arabic.
ALŽBĚTA   f   Czech
Czech form of ELIZABETH.
ALŽBETA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of ELIZABETH.
AMABEL   f   English (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of AMABILIS.
AMADA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of AMADO.
AMÁLIA   f   Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak
Hungarian, Portuguese and Slovak form of AMALIA.
AMALIA   f   Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amala, a short form of names beginning with the element amal meaning "work".
AMÁLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of AMALIA.
AMALIE   f   German
German variant of AMALIA.
AMALIJA   f   Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian
Lithuanian, Slovene and Croatian form of AMALIA.
AMANDA   f   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play 'Love's Last Shift' (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
AMANDINE   f   French
French diminutive of AMANDA.
AMARILIS   f   Spanish
Spanish form of AMARYLLIS.
AMAYA   f   Basque, Spanish
Variant of AMAIA.
AMÉE   f   Medieval French
Old French form of AIMÉE.
AMELA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of AMAL (1).
AMÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of AMELIA.
AMELIA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III. Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
AMÉLIE   f   French
French form of AMELIA.
AMELIE   f   German
German variant of AMELIA.
AMILIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of either AMALIA or EMILIA.
AMINA   f   Bosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic AMINAH (1) or AMINAH (2).
AMINAH (1)   f   Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
AMOR   m & f   Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and the name can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
AMORE   m & f   Italian
Italian form of AMOR.
AMOUR   m & f   French
French form of AMOR.
AMY   f   English
English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata. As an English name, it was in use in the Middle Ages (though not common) and was revived in the 19th century.
ANABEL   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ANNABEL.
ANABELA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANNABEL.
ANAHID   f   Armenian
Armenian form of ANAHITA.
ANAHIT   f   Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Armenian form of ANAHITA.
ANAÏS   f   Occitan, Catalan, French
Occitan and Catalan form of ANNA.
ANASTASIA   f   Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIE   f   French
French form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIJA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANASTÁZIA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTÁZIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIJA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZJA   f   Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
ANASZTÁZIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIA.
ANATOLIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANĐELA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANDĚLA   f   Czech
Czech form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ANGELA.
ANE (3)   f   Basque
Basque form of ANNA.
ANETT   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANNETTE.
ANFISA   f   Russian
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.
ANGEL   m & f   English, 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.
ÁNGELA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÂNGELA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGÉLA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELA   f   English, 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.
ANGÈLE   f   French
French feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGÉLICA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGELICA.
ANGELICA   f   English, 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.
ANGELIKA   f   German, Polish, Slovak, Czech
Cognate of ANGELICA.
ANGELIKI   f   Greek
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINA   f   Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGÉLIQUE   f   French
French form of ANGELICA.
ANGELIQUE   f   Dutch
Dutch form of ANGÉLIQUE.
ÀNGHELA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
ANGYALKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANGELICA.
ANIA   f   Polish, Russian
Polish diminutive of ANNA, and a variant Russian transcription of ANYA.
ANIELA   f   Polish
Polish form of ANGELA.
ANISA   f   Arabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANITA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANIYA   f   English (Modern)
Modern name, possibly based on ANYA or AALIYAH.
ANIYAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ANIYA.
ANKE   f   Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.
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.
ANNABELLE   f   English, French
Variant of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLE.
ANNAG   f   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
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".
ANNELIE   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ANNELIESE.
ANNET   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETT   f   German
German variant of ANNETTE.
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-).
ANNIKA   f   Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, German, English (Modern)
Swedish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIS   f   English
Medieval English form of AGNES.
ANNISA   f   Indonesian
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
ANOUSHKA   f   Various
Variant of ANNUSHKA.
ANOUSKA   f   Various
Variant of ANNUSHKA.
ANTÍA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTJE   f   Frisian, Dutch, Low German
Frisian, Dutch and Low German diminutive of ANNA.
ANTONELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
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.
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).
ANZHELA   f   Russian
Russian form of ANGELA.
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).
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.
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.
ARCADIA   f   Various
Feminine form of ARCADIUS. This is the name of a region on the Greek Peloponnese, long idealized for its natural beauty.
ARIADNA   f   Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of ARIADNE.
ARIANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANNA.
ARIANE   f   French, German, Dutch
French form of ARIADNE.
ARIANNA   f   Italian
Italian form of ARIADNE.
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).
ARIENNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ARIANE.
ARIJANA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
ARLETTE   f   French
French form of HERLEVA.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
ASLÖG   f   Swedish
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
ASLØG   f   Danish
Danish form of ASLAUG.
ASTA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of ASTRID.
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.
ÁSTRÍÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
ATANASIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
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.
ATHÉNAÏS   f   French
French form of ATHENAIS.
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.
AUDE   f   French
French feminine form of ALDO.
AUDHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AUGUSTA   f   German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when king George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
AUGUSTE (2)   f   German
German variant of AUGUSTA.
AUGUSTINE (2)   f   French, German
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTYNA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of AUGUSTINA.
AUNE   f   Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
AURÉLIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AURELIANUS.
AURÉLIE   f   French
French feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIA.
AURORA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
AURORE   f   French
French form of AURORA.
AUSTĖJA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "to weave" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
AVA (3)   f   German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVDOTYA   f   Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
AVELINE   f   English (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
AVGUSTA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of AUGUSTUS.
AVIS   f   English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
AVITAL   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
AVRIL   f   French (Rare), English (Rare)
French form of APRIL.
AXELLE   f   French
Feminine form of AXEL.
AYGÜL   f   Turkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGUL   f   Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
AYGÜN   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" gün "sun".
AYLİN   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon halo" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
AYNUR   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur.
AYŞE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
AYSEL   f   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon stream" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
AZENETH   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ASENATH.
AZRA   f   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
BAHAR   f   Persian, Turkish
Means "spring" in Persian.
BÁIRBRE   f   Irish
Irish form of BARBARA.
BALA   m & f   Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
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