This is a list of names in which the length is 2.
AHm & fChinese
From the Chinese character 阿 (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.
From Japanese 愛 (ai)
meaning "love, affection", 藍 (ai)
meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
From Chinese 爱 (ài)
meaning "love, affection", 蔼 (ǎi)
meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
Short form of ALBERT
and other names beginning with Al
. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
AN (1)m & fChinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese 安 (ān)
meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese 安
meaning "safe, secure".
AN (2)mSumerian Mythology
Means "heaven, sky" in Sumerian. An was the supreme Sumerian god of the heavens, the father of Enlil
. His cuneiform sign 𒀭 (dingir)
was prefixed to the names of other deities in writing, though it was not pronounced.
BO (1)mSwedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Búi
which was derived from Old Norse bua
meaning "to live".
BO (2)m & fChinese
From Chinese 波 (bō)
meaning "wave", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
DAm & fChinese
From Chinese 达 (dá)
meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent" (which is usually only masculine), 大 (dà)
meaning "big, great, vast, high", or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
EA (1)mSemitic Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Sumerian meaning "house of water", or perhaps of Akkadian or Hurrian origin. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian, Hurrian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian water god Enki
From a Semitic root meaning "god". This was a title applied to several Semitic gods. The Canaanites used it as the name of their chief deity, the father of the gods and mankind. The Hebrews used it to refer to Yahweh
FUm & fChinese
From Chinese 富 (fù)
meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", 芙 (fú)
meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or 甫 (fǔ)
meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given was 甫
HEf & mChinese
From Chinese 河 (hé)
meaning "river, stream", 和 (hé)
meaning "harmony, peace", or 荷 (hé)
meaning "lotus, water lily" (which is usually only feminine). Other characters can form this name as well. A famous bearer was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Io was a princess loved by Zeus
, who changed her into a heifer in order to hide her from Hera
. A moon of Jupiter bears this name in her honour.
JIm & fKorean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 智 (ji)
meaning "wisdom, intellect" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
JUf & mChinese
From Chinese 菊 (jú)
meaning "chrysanthemum" (which is usually only feminine) or 巨 (jù)
meaning "big, enormous" (usually only masculine), besides other characters which are pronounced similarly.
Means "earth" in Sumerian. This was the name of the Sumerian goddess of the earth, the consort of An
LI (1)f & mChinese
From Chinese 理 (lǐ)
meaning "reason, logic", 立 (lì)
meaning "stand, establish", 黎 (lí)
meaning "black, dawn", 力 (lì)
meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or 丽 (lì)
meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
MUm & fChinese
From Chinese 慕 (mù)
meaning "admire, desire", 木 (mù)
meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
From Chinese 娜 (nà)
meaning "elegant, graceful, delicate" or other characters pronounced similarly.
OMmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Sanskrit ओम् (om)
, considered to be a sacred syllable because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.
Possibly means "sun" in Egyptian. Ra was an important Egyptian sun god originally worshipped in Heliopolis in Lower Egypt. He was usually depicted as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disc. In later times his attributes were often merged with those of other deities, such as Amon
RUm & fChinese
From Chinese 儒 (rú)
meaning "scholar", 如 (rú)
meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
SU (2)f & mChinese
From Chinese 素 (sù)
meaning "plain, simple" or 肃 (sù)
meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
TUm & fChinese
From Chinese 图 (tú)
meaning "chart, map" or other characters with similar pronunciations.
TÚm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 秀 (tú)
meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding".
WUm & fChinese
From Chinese 武 (wǔ)
meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or 务 (wù)
meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled 武
) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
From Chinese 雅 (yǎ)
meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YIf & mChinese
From Chinese 宜 (yí)
meaning "suitable, proper", 毅 (yì)
meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", 义 (yì)
meaning "justice, righteousness", 益 (yì)
meaning "profit, benefit", 怡 (yí)
meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or 仪 (yí)
meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YUf & mChinese
From Chinese 玉 (yù)
meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", 愉 (yú)
meaning "pleasant, delightful" or 雨 (yǔ)
meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.