Masculine Names

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AONGHUS m Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.
APHRODISIOS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
APOLINAR m Spanish
Spanish form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLLINAIRE m French (Rare)
French form of APOLLINARIS. It was adopted as a surname by the Polish-French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), who based it on his Polish middle name Apolinary.
APOLLINARIS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from the name of the god APOLLO. This was the name of several early saints and martyrs, including a bishop of Ravenna and a bishop of Hierapolis.
APOLLO m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Απολλων (Apollon), which is of unknown meaning, though perhaps related to Indo-European *apelo meaning "strength". Another theory states that Apollo can be equated with Appaliunas, an Anatolian god whose name possibly means "father lion" or "father light". The Greeks later associated Apollo's name with the Greek verb απολλυμι (apollymi) meaning "to destroy". In Greek mythology Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin of Artemis. He was the god of prophecy, medicine, music, art, law, beauty, and wisdom. Later he also became the god of the sun and light.
APOLLODOROS m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Apollo" from the name of the god APOLLO combined with Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
APOLLONIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god APOLLO. It was borne by a Greek poet of the 3rd century BC. Several saints have also had this name.
APOORVA m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अपूर्व or अपूर्वा (see APURVA).
APOSTOL m Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of APOSTOLOS.
APOSTOLOS m Greek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
APPIUS m Ancient Roman
This was a Roman praenomen, or given name, used predominantly by the Claudia family. Its etymology is unknown. A famous bearer of this name was Appius Claudius Caecus, a Roman statesman of the 3rd century BC. He was responsible for the Aqua Appia (the first Roman aqueduct) and the Appian Way (a road between Rome and Capua), both of which were named for him.
APURVA m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
APUTSIAQ m Native American, Greenlandic
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
AQIL m Arabic
Means "intelligent, wise" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic spellings.
AQISSIAQ m Native American, Greenlandic
Means "ptarmigan" in Greenlandic (a ptarmigan is a type of bird that lives in cold regions).
AQUILA m & f Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
AQUILINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of AQUILA.
ARA m Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him. During the war Ara was slain.
ARABINDA m Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
ARAGORN m Literature
Meaning unexplained, though the first element is presumably Sindarin ara "noble, kingly". This is the name of a character in The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien. In the book Aragorn is the heir of the Dúnedain kings of the north.
ARAM (1) m Kurdish
Means "calm" in Kurdish.
ARAM (2) m Armenian
Means "excellence" in Armenian.
ARAMAZD m Armenian Mythology
From a combination of the mythological figures ARA and AHURA MAZDA. This was the name of the supreme creator god in pre-Christian Armenian mythology.
ARAMIS m Literature
The surname of one of the musketeers in The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexandre Dumas. Dumas based the character on the 17th-century Henri d'Aramitz, whose surname was derived from the French village of Aramits (itself from Basque aran meaning "valley").
ARAN (1) f & m Irish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
ARAN (2) m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Dishan in the Old Testament.
ARARAT m Armenian
From the name of a mountain in eastern Turkey (formerly part of Armenia), the place where Noah's Ark came to rest according to the Old Testament.
ARAS m Lithuanian
Means "eagle" in Lithuanian (a poetic word).
ARASH m Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "truthfulness" or "bright" in Persian. In Persian legend Arash was a Persian archer who was ordered by the Turans to shoot an arrow, the landing place of which would determine the new location of the Persian-Turan border. Arash climbed a mountain and fired his arrow with such strength that it flew for several hours and landed on the banks of the far-away Oxus River.
ARASTOO m Persian
Persian form of ARISTOTLE.
ARATA m Japanese
From Japanese (arata) meaning "fresh, new". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ARAVIND m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARAVINDA m Indian, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Kannada ಅರವಿಂದ (see ARAVIND).
ARAWN m Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the god of the underworld, called Annwfn, in Welsh mythology.
ARCANGELO m Italian
Means "archangel" in Italian.
ARCHELAUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Αρχελαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from αρχος (archos) meaning "master" and λαος (laos) meaning "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARCHEMBALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
ARCHER m English
From an English surname meaning "bowman, archer", of Old French origin.
ARCHIBALD m Scottish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements ercan "genuine" and bald "bold". The first element was altered due to the influence of Greek names beginning with the element αρχος (archos) meaning "master". The Normans brought this name to England. It first became common in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ARCHIE m Scottish, English
Diminutive of ARCHIBALD. This name is borne by Archie Andrews, an American comic-book character created in 1941.
ARCHIL m Georgian
Meaning unknown, of Persian origin. This was the name of an 8th-century Georgian noble who was executed for refusing to convert to Islam.
ARCHIMEDES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) meaning "master" and μηδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
ARCHIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Means "master of horses" from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) meaning "master" and ‘ιππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
ARDA m Turkish
Possibly means "marker, stake" in Turkish.
ARDAL m Irish
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
ARDASHIR m Persian
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.
ARDEN m & f English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARDESHIR m Persian
Modern transcription of ARDASHIR.
ARDGHAL m Irish
Means "high valour", derived from the Irish elements ard "high" and gal "valour".
ARDITO m Italian
Derived from medieval Italian ardito "bold".
ARDUINO m Italian
Italian form of HARTWIN.
AREF m Persian
Persian form of ARIF.
ARELI m Biblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
AREND m Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of ARNOLD. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
ARES m Greek Mythology
Perhaps from either Greek αρη (are) meaning "bane, ruin" or αρσην (arsen) meaning "male". The name first appears as a-re in Mycenaean Greek writing. Ares was the bloodthirsty god of war in Greek mythology, a son of Zeus and Hera.
ARETAS m Biblical
Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
ARGI m Basque
Means "light" in Basque.
ARGIDER m Basque
Derived from Basque argi "light" and eder "beautiful".
ARGUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αργος (Argos), derived from αργος (argos) meaning "glistening, shining". In Greek myth this name belonged to both the man who built the Argo and a man with a hundred eyes.
ARGYRIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARGYROS m Ancient Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARI (1) m Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
ARI (2) m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARI (3) m Armenian
Means "brave" in Armenian.
ARIA (2) m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian آریا (see ARYA (1)).
ARIC m English
Variant of ERIC.
ARIDAI m Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the ten sons of Haman killed by the Jews.
ARIE (1) m Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARIE (2) m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see ARIEH).
ARIEH m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This is the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ARIEL m & f Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play The Tempest (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989).
ARIES m Roman Mythology
Means "ram" in Latin. This is the name of a constellation and the first sign of the zodiac. Some Roman legends state that the ram in the constellation was the one who supplied the Golden Fleece sought by Jason.
ARİF m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ARIF.
ARIF m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ARIHEL m Biblical Latin
Latin form of ARIEL.
ARIJIT m Bengali
Means "conquering enemies" in Sanskrit.
ARIK m Hebrew
Diminutive of ARIEL or ARIEH.
ARILD m Norwegian
Possibly a variant of HARALD or ARNOLD.
ARIN f & m English (Rare)
Variant of ERIN or AARON.
ARIS (1) m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ARES. It is also used as a short form of ARISTOTELIS.
ARIS (2) m Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARISTAEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταιος (Aristaios), derived from αριστος (aristos) meaning "best". This was the name of a minor Greek god of agriculture, hunting and cattle. He was the son of Apollo and the mortal Cyrene.
ARISTARCHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταρχος (Aristarchos), derived from αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and αρχος (archos) meaning "master". This name was borne by Aristarchus of Samos, a 3rd-century BC Greek astronomer and mathematician.
ARISTARKH m Russian
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTEIDES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTEIDIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστειδης (see ARISTIDIS).
ARISTIDE m French, Italian
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name Αριστειδης (Aristeides), derived from αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARISTIDIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTOCLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αριστοκλης (Aristokles) meaning "the best glory", derived from αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
ARISTODEMOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and δημος (demos) meaning "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
ARISTON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) meaning "the best".
ARISTOPHANES m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and φανης (phanes) meaning "appearing". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright.
ARISTOTELES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTELIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTLE m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Αριστοτελης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from αριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and τελος (telos) meaning "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
ARISZTID m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ARISTIDES.
ARITRA m Bengali
From Sanskrit अरित्र (aritra) meaning "propelling, an oar".
ARJAN m Dutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ARJUNA m Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
ARKADI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).
ARKADIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from αρκτος (arktos) meaning "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
ARKADIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of ARKADIOS.
ARKADIY m Russian
Russian form of ARKADIOS. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons (1862).
ARKADY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see ARKADIY).
ARKAITZ m Basque
Means "rock" in Basque.
ARKE m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARKHIP m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ARCHIPPOS.
ARLEN m English
Meaning unknown, possibly from a surname.
ARLIE f & m English
Diminutive of ARLINE and other names beginning with Arl.
ARLO m English
Meaning uncertain. It was perhaps inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem The Faerie Queene (1590) by Edmund Spenser. Spenser probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, which is Gaelic meaning "between two highlands".
ARLOTTO m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name, recorded in Latin as Arlotus. It is possibly from Old French herlot meaning "vagabond, tramp".
ARMAN (1) m Persian, Kazakh
Means "wish, hope" in Persian.
ARMAN (2) m Armenian
Variant of ARMEN.
ARMAND m French
French form of HERMAN.
ARMANDO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of HERMAN.
ÁRMANN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of HERMAN.
ARMAS m Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (an archaic poetic word).
ARMAZI m Georgian Mythology
Possibly related to the name of the Armenian god ARAMAZD or the Zoroastrian god AHURA MAZDA. In pre-Christian Georgian mythology Armazi was the supreme god.
ARMEL m Breton, French
Breton and French form of the Brythonic name Arthmael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince, chieftain". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARMEN m Armenian
Derived from the name of the country of ARMENIA (which is in fact named Հայաստան (Hayastan) in Armenian).
ÁRMIN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ARMINIUS.
ARMIN m German
Modern form of ARMINIUS.
ARMINIUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name that was probably derived from the element ermen meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to HERMAN. Arminius was a 1st-century chief of the Germanic tribe of the Cherusci. Raised in Rome as a hostage, he eventually became a citizen and joined the army. However, he turned against the Empire, leading the Germans in a surprise attack in the Teutoburg Forest and driving the Romans from Germania.
ARMO m Finnish (Rare)
Means "grace, mercy" in Finnish.
ARN m English
Short form of ARNOLD.
ARNALDO m Italian
Italian form of ARNOLD.
ARNAU m Catalan
Catalan form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUD m French
French form of ARNOLD.
ARND m German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNDT m German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNE (1) m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARNE (2) m German
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNFINN m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ARNFRIED m German (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
ÁRNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNIE m English
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNIFRID m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARNO m Dutch, German
Short form of ARNOUD or ARNOLD.
ARNOLD m English, German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wald "power". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ARNOLDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ARNOLD.
ARNOLDS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARNOLD.
ARNOLFO m Italian
Italian form of ARNULF.
ARNÓR m Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ARNOŠT m Czech, Sorbian
Czech and Sorbian form of ERNEST.
ARNOUD m Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNOUT m Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNT m Norwegian
Norwegian form of AREND.
ARNÞÓR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
ARNULF m German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wulf "wolf".
ARNVIÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
AROLDO m Italian
Italian form of HAROLD.
ÁRON m Hungarian
Hungarian form of AARON.
ARON m Polish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
ARONAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AARON.
ÁRPÁD m Hungarian
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.
ARRAN m Scottish
From the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.
ARRATS m Basque
Means "afternoon, dusk" in Basque.
ARRIGO m Italian
Italian form of HENRY.
ARRON m English
Variant of AARON.
ARSEN m Armenian
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÈNE m French
French form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Арсений (see ARSENIY).
ARSÉNIO m Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÊNIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIOS m Ancient Greek
Means "virile" in Greek. Saint Arsenius was a 5th-century deacon who was tutor to the two sons of the Roman emperor Theodosius. The two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, divided the empire into eastern and western halves upon their father's death.
ARSENIY m Russian
Russian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSLAN m Turkish, Turkmen
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
ART m English
Short form of ARTHUR.
ARTAIR m Scottish
Scottish form of ARTHUR.
ARTAXERXES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized), Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ARTEM m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Артём (see ARTYOM).
ARTEMIDOROS m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ARTEMIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
ARTEMISIOS m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTEMIY m Russian
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMON m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTHFAEL m Medieval Welsh
Welsh form of ARMEL.
ARTHIT m Thai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.
ARTHMAEL m Ancient Celtic
Old Brythonic form of ARMEL.
ARTHUR m English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements artos "bear" combined with viros "man" or rigos "king". Alternatively it could be related to an obscure Roman family name Artorius.... [more]
ARTIE m & f English
Diminutive and feminine form of ARTHUR.
ARTJOMS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTO m Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTSIOM m Belarusian
Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTSYOM m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Арцём (see ARTSIOM).
ARTTU m Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTTURI m Finnish
Finnish form of ARTHUR.
ARTÚR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ARTHUR.
ARTŪRAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ARTHUR.
ARTURO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
ARTŪRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARTHUR.
ARTYOM m Russian
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARUNA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ARVE m Norwegian
Variant of ARVID.
ARVEL m English
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
ARVID m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ARVĪDS m Latvian
Latvian form of ARVID.
ARVO m Finnish
Means "value, worth" in Finnish.
ARWEL m Welsh
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
ARWYN m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
ARYA (1) m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ARYAN m Indian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA (1).
ARYEH m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see ARIEH).
ARZHEL m Breton
Breton form of ARMEL.
ASA m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
AS'AD m Arabic
Means "luckier" in Arabic.
ASAD m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
ASAF m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
ASAPH m Biblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ASAR m Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian form of OSIRIS.
ÁSBJÖRN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÁSBJǪRN.
ÁSBJǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
ASBJÖRN m Swedish
Swedish form of ÁSBJǪRN.
ASBJØRN m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ÁSBJǪRN.
ASCELIN m Ancient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASCO m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ASDRUBAL m Spanish
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
ASEEM m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi असीम (see ASIM (2)).
ASEN m Bulgarian
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
ASER m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ÁSGEIR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ASGER.
ASGEIR m Norwegian
Norwegian form of ASGER.
ÁSGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ASGER.
ASGER m Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ASH m & f English
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHANTI f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHER m Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
ASHFAQ m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
ASHISH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit आशिष (ashisha) meaning "prayer, blessing".
ASHKII m Native American, Navajo
Means "boy" in Navajo.
ASHLEY f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls.
ASHOKA m Sanskrit
Means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit. This name was borne by Ashoka the Great, a 3rd-century BC emperor of India.
ASHTON m & f English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name that meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHUR m Semitic Mythology
From the name of the city of ASHUR, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, which is of unknown meaning. Ashur was the patron deity of the city and the chief god of Assyria.
ASHURBANIPAL m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized)
From Akkadian Ashur-bani-apli meaning "ASHUR is creator of a son". This was the name of one of the final kings of the Assyrian Empire, reigning late in the 7th century BC. He appears in the Old Testament under the name Asnappar.
ASHWIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
ASIER m Basque
Means "the beginning" in Basque.
ASIF m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
ASİL m Turkish
Means "noble" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic أصيل (asil).
ASIM m Turkish
Turkish form of ASIM (1).
ASIM (1) m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
ASIM (2) m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
ASK m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ÁSKETILL m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ASKLEPIADES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
ASKLEPIOS m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis.
ASKR m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ASLAN m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan for the main protagonist (a lion) in his Chronicles of Narnia series of books, first appearing in 1950.
ASLANBEK m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ÅSMUND m Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.
ÁSMUNDUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
ASNAPPAR m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of ASHURBANIPAL. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
ASSE m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
ASTAROTH m Literature
From Ashtaroth, the plural form of ASHTORETH used in the bible to refer to Phoenician idols. This spelling was used in late medieval demonology texts to refer to a type of (masculine) demon.
AŞTÎ f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTON m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTOR m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk".
ASTROPHEL m Literature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star" and φιλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella.
ASUKA f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
ÁSVALDR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
ASWATHI m Indian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
ATA (1) m Turkish
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
ATA (2) m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATALLAH m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطا الله (see ATAULLAH).
ATALYAH f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATANAS m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJ m Macedonian
Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJE m Serbian
Serbian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATAULLAH m Arabic
Means "gift of ALLAH" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) meaning "gift" combined with الله (Allah).