Masculine Names

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AADOLFmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF.
AAGEmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AALImArabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
'AAMIRmArabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
AAMIR (1)mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of 'AAMIR, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
AAPELImFinnish
Finnish form of ABEL.
AAPOmFinnish
Finnish form of ABRAHAM.
AARENm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
AARNEmFinnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
AARONmEnglish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon) which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
AARTmDutch
Dutch short form of ARNOLD.
AATAMImFinnish
Finnish form of ADAM.
AATOSmFinnish
Means "thought" in Finnish.
AATTOmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF. It also means "eve, evening before" in Finnish, as the day before an important holiday.
AATUmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF.
ABACUCmBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of HABAKKUK.
ABADDONmBiblical
Means "ruin, destruction" in Hebrew. In Revelation in the New Testament this is another name of the angel of the abyss.
ABBÁNmIrish
Means "little abbot", derived from Irish abb "abbot" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the son of King Cormac of Leinster.
'ABBASmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of ABBAS.
ABBASmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
ABBEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ABD AL-AZIZmArabic
Means "servant of the powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with عزيز ('aziz) meaning "powerful". This was the name of the first king of modern Saudi Arabia.
ABD AL-HAMIDmArabic
Means "servant of the praiseworthy" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with حميد (hamid) meaning "praiseworthy". This was the name of two sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
ABD AL-KADERmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-QADIR.
ABD AL-KARIMmArabic
Means "servant of the generous" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with كريم (karim) meaning "generous".
ABD ALLAHmArabic
Means "servant of ALLAH" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant of" combined with الله (Allah). This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's father. He died before his son's birth.
ABD AL-LATIFmArabic
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".
ABD AL-MALIKmArabic
Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ملك (malik) meaning "king". This was the name of the fifth Umayyad caliph, who made Arabic the official language of the empire.
ABD AL-QADIRmArabic
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.
ABD AL-RAHMANmArabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
ABD AL-RASHIDmArabic
Means "servant of the rightly guided" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رشد (rashid) meaning "rightly guided".
ABD AL-WALImArabic
Means "servant of the guardian" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ولِي (wali) meaning "guardian, friend".
ABDIASmBiblical Latin
Form of OBADIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
ABDIOUmBiblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABDOLLAHmPersian
Persian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").
ABDULAHmBosnian
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDUL-AZIZmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-AZIZ.
ABDUL-HAMIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-HAMID.
ABDULLAHmArabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of ABD ALLAH, as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ABDULLOmTajik
Tajik form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULLOHImTajik
Tajik variant form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDUL-RAHMANmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
ABDUR-RAHMANmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
ABDUR-RASHIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RASHID.
ABDUWELImUyghur
Uyghur form of ABD AL-WALI.
ABE (1)mEnglish
Short form of ABRAHAM.
ABEDNEGOmBiblical
Means "servant of Nebo" in Akkadian, Nebo being the Babylonian god of wisdom. In the Old Testament Abednego is the Babylonian name given to Azariah, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God, as told in the Book of Daniel.
ÁBELmHungarian
Hungarian form of ABEL.
ABELmEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
ABELEmItalian
Italian form of ABEL.
ABENNERmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
ABESSAmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
ABESSALOMmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABHAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABHIJEETmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of ABHIJIT.
ABHIJITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
ABHILASHmIndian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ABHINAVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABIAm & fBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAHm & fBiblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIDANmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIDEMImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born during father's absence" in Yoruba.
ABIELmBiblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIHUmBiblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
ABIJAHm & fBiblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah.
ABÍLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of AVILIUS.
ABILIOmSpanish
Spanish form of AVILIUS.
ABIMAELmBiblical
Meaning uncertain, though the first element is likely Hebrew אָב ('av) meaning "father". In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
ABIMBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIMELECHmBiblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
ABIODUNm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABIOYEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABIRAMmBiblical
Means "my father is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abiram is swallowed by an earthquake after rebelling against the leadership of Moses.
ABISAImBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of ABISHAI.
ABISHAImBiblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
ABNERmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
ABOLFAZLmPersian
Persian form of ABU AL-FADL.
ABOUBACARmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
ABRAAMmBiblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ABRAÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
ÁBRAHÁMmHungarian
Hungarian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMmEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
ABRAM (1)mEnglish, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
ABRAM (2)mRussian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAMOmItalian
Italian form of ABRAHAM.
ABSALOMmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
ABUmArabic
Means "father of" in Arabic. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname. The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son). In some cases the kunya is figurative, not referring to an actual child, as in the case of the Muslim caliph Abu Bakr.
ABU AL-FADLmArabic
Combination of ABU and FADL. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.
ABUBAKARmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in Nigeria.
ABU BAKRmArabic
Combination of ABU and BAKR. Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name was Abd Allah. Shia Muslims hold a more negative view of Abu Bakr, hence this name is more widely used among Sunnis.
ABUL-FAZLmArabic
Variant transcription of ABU AL-FADL.
ACAmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ACE (1)mEnglish
From the English word meaning "highest rank". More commonly a nickname, it is occasionally used as a given name.
ACE (2)mMacedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ACHAABmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHABmBiblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
ACHAICUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Αχαικος (Achaikos), which referred to the region in Greece called Αχαια (Achaia), situated on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.
ACHANmBiblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
ACHARDmOld Norman
Medieval Norman form of EKKEHARD.
'ACH'AVmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHILLEmFrench, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLEASmGreek
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLESmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus) which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River. This was the name of a warrior in Greek legend, one of the central characters in Homer's 'Iliad'. The bravest of the Greek heroes in the war against the Trojans, he was eventually killed by an arrow to his heel, the only vulnerable part of his body.... [more]
ACHIM (1)mGerman
German short form of JOACHIM.
ACHIM (2)mBiblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
ACKEmSwedish
Swedish short form of AXEL.
ACOmMacedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ADmDutch, Limburgish
Short form of ADRIAAN.
ADADmNear Eastern Mythology
Akkadian cognate of HADAD.
ADAIRmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the given name EDGAR.
ADALBERHTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALBERT.
ADALBERNmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and bern "bear".
ADALBERTmAncient Germanic, German, Polish
Old Germanic form of ALBERT. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia.
ADALFARUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
ADALFUNSmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALFONSO.
ADALHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Adalhard or Adalard was a cousin of Charlemagne who became a abbot of Corbie.
ADALIAmBiblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In Book of Esther in the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Haman the Agagite.
ADALWINmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and win "friend".
ÁDÁMmHungarian
Hungarian form of ADAM.
ADAMmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADAMOmItalian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADAMUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ADÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of ADAM.
ADÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ADAM.
ADDEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ADDISONf & mEnglish
From an English surname meaning "son of ADAM". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.
ADDY (2)mMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ADE (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADE (2)mFrisian
Variant of ADDE.
ADEBAYOmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
ADEBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADEGOKEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ADELmPersian, Arabic
Persian form of ADIL, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
ADELARDOmSpanish, Italian (Archaic)
Spanish and Italian form of ADALHARD.
ADELBERTmGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of ADALBERT.
ADELMARmAncient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and mari "famous".
ADEMmTurkish
Turkish form of ADAM.
ADEMARmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMAROmItalian
Italian form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMIRmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ADEMAR.
ADEODATUSmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
ADETOKUNBOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ÁDHAMHmIrish
Irish form of ADAM.
ADI (1)f & mHebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADI (2)mIndonesian
Means "first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit आदि (adi).
ADI (3)mGerman, Romanian
Diminutive of ADOLF (German) or ADRIAN (Romanian) as well as other names beginning with the same sound.
ADİLmTurkish
Turkish form of ADIL.
ADILmArabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" from Arabic عدل ('adala) "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
ADILETm & fKyrgyz
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz, ultimately from Arabic.
ADINA (1)m & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
ADINOmBiblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ADIRmHebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
ADISAmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
ADITYAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
ADLAImBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADNANmArabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
ADOLFmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
ADOLFITOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ADOLFO.
ADOLFOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ADOLF.
ADOLPHmEnglish
English form of ADOLF, rarely used since World War II.
ADOLPHEmFrench
French form of ADOLF.
ADOMASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ADAM.
ADONAImTheology
Means "my lord" in Hebrew. This was the title used to refer to the God of the Israelites, Yahweh, whose name was forbidden to be spoken.
ADONIJAHmBiblical
Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.
ADONIRAMmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.
ADONISmGreek Mythology
From the Semitic Adonai, which means "lord". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year. The Greeks borrowed this character from various Semitic traditions, hence the Semitic origins of the name.
ADORJÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of ADRIAN.
ADRASTOSmGreek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
ADRIÀmCatalan
Catalan form of ADRIAN.
ADRIAANmDutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ADRIÁNmSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).
ADRIANmEnglish, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
ADRIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANUSmDutch
Official Dutch form of ADRIAN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
ADRIELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "flock of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a man who married Saul's daughter Merab.
ADRIENmFrench
French form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANmCroatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of ADRIAN.
ÁEDÁNmAncient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODHÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Scots.
AEGIDIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of GILES.
ÆLFGARmAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ALGAR.
ÆLFHEAHmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and heah "high". This was the name of an 11th-century archbishop of Canterbury, a saint and martyr, who is commonly known as Alphege or Elphege.
ÆLFNOÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring".
ÆLFRÆDmAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ALFRED.
ÆLFRICmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and ric "power, rule".
ÆLFSIGEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and sige "victory".
ÆLFSTANmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and stan "stone".
ÆLFWEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
ÆLFWIGmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".
ÆLFWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wine "friend". This name was not commonly used after the Norman conquest.
AELIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AELIUS.
AELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
ÆLREDmAnglo-Saxon
Contracted form of ÆÐELRÆD. This was the name of a 12th-century English saint.
AEMILIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of EMILIANO.
AEMILIUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of EMIL.
AENEASmRoman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.
AENGUSmIrish
Variant of AONGHUS.
AERON (1)m & fWelsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERON (2)f & mWelsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
ÆSCmAnglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
AESCHYLUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αισχυλος (Aischylos), derived from αισχος (aischos) "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
AESONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
AESOPmAncient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αισωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.
ÆÐELBERHTmAnglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalbert (see ALBERT). This was the name of a Saxon king of England and two kings of Kent, one of whom was a saint. It became unused after the Normans introduced their form of Adalbert after their invasion.
ÆÐELFRIÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELMÆRmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and mær "famous". It is a cognate of ADELMAR.
ÆTHELNOÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".
ÆÐELRÆDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELRICmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ric "power, rule". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.
ÆÐELSTANmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone". This was the name of an early king of England. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆTHELWEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element æðel "noble" combined with weard "guardian".
ÆÐELWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend". This name became rare after the Norman conquest. Saint Æðelwine was a 7th-century bishop of Lindsey, England.
AETIUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was probably derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle". A famous bearer was the 5th-century Roman general Flavius Aetius, who defeated Attila the Hun at the Battle of Chalons.
AFANASIYmRussian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASYmRussian
Variant transcription of AFANASIY.
AFIFmArabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
AFOLABImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
AFONf & mWelsh
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
AFONSOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALFONSO.
AFRICANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the place name AFRICA, which in Roman times referred only to North Africa. This was the agnomen of the 3rd-century BC Roman general Scipio Africanus, who was honoured with it after his victory over Carthage in the Second Punic War. His descendants used it as a cognomen.
AFRIMmAlbanian
Means "approach" in Albanian.
AFZALmArabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
AGAMf & mHebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AGAMEMNONmGreek Mythology
Possibly meaning "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
AGAPETOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGAPIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Masculine form of AGAPE. This was the name of a saint from Caesarea who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
AGAPITOmSpanish, Italian
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus which was derived from the Greek name Αγαπητος (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
AGATHANGELOSmLate Greek
Means "bearer of good news", derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger, angel". Saint Agathangelus of Rome was a 4th-century deacon who was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.
AGATHONmAncient Greek
Greek masculine form of AGATHA.
ÅGEmNorwegian
Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AGE (1)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
AGHImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OVE.
AGHILmPersian
Persian form of AQIL.
AGImAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ag meaning "edge of a sword".
AGILULFmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century bishop of Cologne and saint.
AGIMmAlbanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
AGNARmNorwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNERmDanish
Danish form of AGNAR.
AGNImHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
AGOSTINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINOmItalian
Italian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÁGOSTONmHungarian
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGRIPPAm & fAncient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
AGUNGmIndonesian
Means "great, large" in Indonesian.
AGUSmIndonesian
Variant of BAGUS.
AGUSTÍmCatalan
Catalan form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTÍNmSpanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AHm & fChinese
From the Chinese character (ā) which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.
AHABmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) "brother" and אֲב ('av) "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. This name was later used by Herman Melville in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AHENOBARBUSmAncient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "bronze beard" in Latin. This name was borne by a series of consuls of the late Roman Republic.
AHMADmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMEDmTurkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AHMETmTurkish
Turkish form of AHMAD.
AHMOSEmAncient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
AHOTHmBiblical Latin
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
AHRIMANmPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of ANGRA MAINYU.
AHTAHKAKOOPmNative American, Cree
Means "star blanket" in Cree. This was the name of an early 19th-century Cree chief.
AHTImFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.
AHURA MAZDAmPersian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
AIASmGreek Mythology
Greek form of AJAX.
AIBEKmKazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Turkic ay "moon" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
AIDANmIrish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of AODHÁN. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it uses the same fashionable aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
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