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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.
ABDOLLAHmPersian
Persian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULLAHmArabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of ABD ALLAH, as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ABDUWELImUyghur
Uyghur form of ABD AL-WALI.
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.
ABHIJEETmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of ABHIJIT.
ABHILASHmIndian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ABIMBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABOLFAZLmPersian
Persian form of ABU AL-FADL.
ABUBAKARmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in Nigeria.
ABUL-FAZLmArabic
Variant transcription of ABU AL-FADL.
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.
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]
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.
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.
ADANNAYAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "her father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADELAIDAfSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of ADELAIDE.
ADÉLAÏDEfFrench
French form of ADELAIDE.
ADELAIDEfEnglish, 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.
ADELAJDAfPolish
Polish form of ADELAIDE.
ADELARDOmSpanish, Italian (Archaic)
Spanish and Italian form of ADALHARD.
ADELBERTmGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of ADALBERT.
ADELHEIDfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch form of ADELAIDE.
ADOLFITOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ADOLFO.
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.
ADORINDAfEsperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
ADRASTEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
ADRASTOSmGreek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
ADRIANNAfEnglish, Polish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANNEfEnglish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANUSmDutch
Official Dutch form of ADRIAN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
ADRIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANAfSlovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
AEGIDIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of GILES.
ÆLFGIFUfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.
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.
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".
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.
AEMILIUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of EMIL.
AERONWENfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
AFANASIYmRussian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFËRDITAfAlbanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
AFRODITIfGreek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AGAPETOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGOSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINOmItalian
Italian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGRAFENAfRussian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AGUSTINAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AIMILIOSmGreek
Variant transcription of EMILIOS.
AINDRÉASmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AKANKSHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKPOFUREm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
ALA AL-DINmArabic
Means "excellence of religion" from Arabic علاء ('ala) meaning "excellence, elevation" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". This was the name of several sultans of Delhi.
ALAATTİNmTurkish
Turkish form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALASDAIRmScottish
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTAIRmScottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALBERICHmAncient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
ALBERICOmItalian
Italian form of ALBERICH.
ALBERTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALBERT.
ALBERTUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Adalbert (see ALBERT).
ALBRECHTmGerman
German cognate of ALBERT.
ALDEGUNDfAncient Germanic
Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and gund "war". Saint Algegund (or Aldegundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess.
ALEXANDRmCzech
Czech form of ALEXANDER.
ALFREDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALFRED.
ALGERNONmEnglish
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from aux gernons "having a moustache", which was applied to William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror. It was first used a given name in the 15th century (for a descendant of William de Percy).
ALIAKSEImBelarusian
Belarusian form of ALEXIS.
ALIPRANDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alja meaning "other, foreign" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire".
ALISTAIRmScottish
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALLEGRIAfVarious
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
ALLOCHKAfRussian
Russian diminutive of ALLA.
ALLOVERAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of ELVIRA.
ALMUDENAfSpanish
Derived from Arabic المدينة (al-mudaynah) meaning "the citadel". It was in a building by this name that a concealed statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered during the Reconquista in Madrid. The Virgin of Almudena, that is Mary, is the patron saint of Madrid.
ALOJZIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIJEmCroatian
Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOYSIUSmEnglish
Latinized form of Aloys, an old Occitan form of LOUIS. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint, Aloysius Gonzaga. The name has been in occasional use among Catholics since his time.
ALPHAEUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From Αλφαιος (Alphaios), the Greek form of a Hebrew name that meant "changing". In the New Testament this is the name of the fathers of the apostles James and Levi.
ALPHONSEmFrench
French form of ALFONSO.
ALPHONZOmEnglish (Rare)
Uncommon variant of ALFONSO.
ALTWIDUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
AMABILIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of AMABILIS.
AMABILISmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lovable". Saint Amabilis was a 5th-century priest in Riom, central France.
AMALBERTmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements amal meaning "work, labour" and beraht meaning "bright".
AMALTHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αμαλθεια (Amaltheia), derived from μαλθασσω (malthasso) meaning "to soften, to soothe". In Greek myth she was a goat who nursed the infant Zeus.
AMANDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMANDINEfFrench
French diminutive of AMANDA.
AMANTIUSmLate Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
AMARACHIfWestern African, Igbo
Means "God's grace" in Igbo.
AMARANTAfSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of AMARANTHA.
AMARDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMARILISfSpanish
Spanish form of AMARYLLIS.
AMARJEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
'AMARYAHUmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
AMBAKOUMmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of HABAKKUK.
AMBROGIOmItalian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROISEmFrench
French form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see AMBROSE).
AMBRÓSIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBROSIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMERETATfPersian Mythology
Means "immortality" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of plants and long life.
AMETHYSTfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix α (a) and μεθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness.
AMEYALLIf & mNative American, Nahuatl
Means "spring, fountain" in Nahuatl.
AMHLAIDHmScottish
Scottish form of OLAF.
AMILCAREmItalian
Italian form of HAMILCAR.
AMPELIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of AMPELIO.
AMPELIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see AMPELIO).
ANACLETOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANACLETUS.
ANAMARIAfRomanian
Combination of ANA and MARIA.
ANASTAZYmPolish
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZmHungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANATJARImIndigenous Australian, Pintupi
Meaning unknown, of Pintupi origin.
ANATOLIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANATOLIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANDEBERTmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht "bright".
ANDERSONmEnglish
From a surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
ANDRASTEfCeltic Mythology
Possibly means "invincible" in Celtic. This was the name of a Briton goddess of victory who was invoked by Boudicca before her revolt.
ANDREINAfItalian
Feminine form of ANDREA (1).
ANDRIANAfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANGÉLICAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGELICA.
ANGELICAfEnglish, 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.
ANGELIENfDutch
Dutch diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELIKIfGreek
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINAfItalian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGELINEfFrench
French diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGERONAfRoman Mythology
Possibly from Latin angor "strangulation, torment" or angustus "narrow, constricted". Angerona was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.
ANGHARADfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.
ANGJELKOmMacedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ANGEL.
ANGYALKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of ANGELICA.
ANICETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανικητος (Aniketos), meaning "unconquerable". This was the name of an early pope.
ANNABETHfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and BETH.
ANNALENAfGerman
Combination of ANNA and LENA.
ANNALISAfItalian
Combination of ANNA and LISA.
ANNALISEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LISE.
ANNEGRETfGerman
Combination of ANNA and GRETE.
ANNELIENfDutch
Combination of ANNA and lien (from names such as CAROLIEN).
ANNELISEfDanish
Danish form of ANNELIESE.
ANNIBALEmItalian
Italian form of HANNIBAL.
ANNMARIEfEnglish
Combination of ANN and MARIE.
ANNUSHKAfRussian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANSEHELMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSELM.
ANSOBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of OSBERT.
ANSOVALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSALDO.
ANTHOUSAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
ANTIGONEfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονη (gone) "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.
ANTONELAfCroatian
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
ANTONIJAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ANTONIA.
ANTONIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
ANTONINAfItalian, Polish, Russian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
ANTONINOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman name Antoninus, which was derived from Antonius (see ANTHONY). There were several early saints named Antoninus, including the patron saint of Sorrento. This was also the name of a 2nd-century Roman emperor.
ANTONIOSmGreek
Greek form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIUSmAncient Roman, Dutch
Ancient Roman form of ANTHONY. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Anton or Antoon in daily life.
ANTONIYAfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of ANTONIA.
AODHAGÁNmIrish, Scottish
Diminutive of AODH.
APIKALIAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of ABIGAIL.
APOLINARmSpanish
Spanish form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLLINEfFrench
French form of APOLLONIA.
APOLÓNIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLÔNIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIAfSpanish, Polish
Spanish and Polish form of APOLLONIA.
APUTSIAQmNative American, Greenlandic
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
AQISSIAQmNative American, Greenlandic
Means "ptarmigan" in Greenlandic (a ptarmigan is a type of bird which lives in cold regions).
AQUILINAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AQUILINUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.
ARABELLAfEnglish
Medieval Scottish name, probably a variant of ANNABEL. It has long been associated with Latin orabilis meaning "invokable".
ARABINDAmBengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
ARADHANAfIndian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARAMINTAfEnglish (Rare)
Meaning unknown. This name was (first?) used by William Congreve in his comedy 'The Old Bachelor' (1693) and later by Sir John Vanbrugh in his comedy 'The Confederacy' (1705). This was the real name of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who was born Araminta Ross.
ARAVINDAmIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of ARAVIND.
ARDASHIRmPersian
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.
ARDESHIRmPersian
Modern transcription of ARDASHIR.
ARETHUSAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αρεθουσα (Arethousa), which is possibly derived from αρδω (ardo) "water" and θοος (thoos) "quick, nimble". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into a fountain.
ARISTIDEmFrench, Italian
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
ARKADIOSmAncient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from αρκτος (arktos) "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
ARMINIUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name which was probably derived from the element ermen meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to HERMAN. Arminius was a 1st-century ruler of the Cherusci who led a rebellion against the Roman Empire.
ARNBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNFRIEDmGerman (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
ARNIFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARNOLDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ARNOLD.
ARSENIOSmAncient 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.
ARTEMIOSmAncient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which 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.
ASDRUBALmSpanish
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
ASENNETHfBiblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASHLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHRAQATfArabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ÁSKETILLmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
ASLANBEKmChechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ÁSMUNDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ÅSMUND.
ASNAPPARmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of ASHURBANIPAL. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
ASSUMPTAfIrish
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.
ASSUNÇÃOfPortuguese
Portuguese cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
ASTAROTHmLiterature
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.
ÁSTRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
ASUNCIÓNfSpanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
ATALANTAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αταλαντη (Atalante) meaning "equal in weight", derived from αταλαντος (atalantos), a word related to ταλαντον (talanton) meaning "a scale, a balance". In Greek legend she was a fast-footed maiden who refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes, who dropped three golden apples during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
ATANASIJmMacedonian
Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATAULLAHmArabic
Means "gift of ALLAH" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
ATHALIAHf & mBiblical
Possibly means "YAHWEH is exalted" 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.
ATHÉNAÏSfFrench
French form of ATHENAIS.
ATHENAISfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
AUGUSTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTÍNmSlovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTUSmAncient Roman, Dutch
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. This was also the name of three kings of Poland.
AUGUSTYNmPolish
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AURÉLIENmFrench
French form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIJAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIA.
AURELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin aureus "golden, gilded". Marcus Aurelius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor and philosophical writer. This was also the name of several early saints.
AVGUŠTINmSlovene
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
'AVIGAYILfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVKSENTImGeorgian
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVTANDILmGeorgian, Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) "sunshine" and دل (dil) "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.
AYOKUNLEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AZUBUIKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
BABAJIDEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "father has returned" in Yoruba.
BAGADATAmAncient Persian
Old Persian name derived from baga "god" and data "given". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Persian satrap under the Seleucid Empire.
BAHARGÜLfTurkmen
Derived from Turkmen bahar meaning "spring" and gül meaning "flower, rose" (both roots ultimately of Persian origin).
BALADEVAmHinduism
Means "god of strength" from Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength" combined with देव (deva) meaning "god". Baladeva (also called Balarama) is the name of the older brother of the Hindu god Krishna.
BALBINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of BALBUS.
BALDOMARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDOMERO.
BALDOVINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of BALDWIN.
BALDUÍNOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of BALDWIN.
BALDUINOmSpanish
Spanish form of BALDWIN.
BALENDINmBasque
Basque form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
BALTASAR (1)mSpanish
Spanish form of BALTAZAR.
BALTASAR (2)mBiblical Greek
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.
BAMIDELEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
BAPTISTEmFrench
Means "baptist" in French, originally deriving from Greek βαπτω (bapto) "to dip". This name is usually given in honour of Saint John the Baptist, and as such it is often paired with the name Jean.
BARNABÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of BARNABAS.
BARNABASmGerman (Rare), English (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.
BARRFINDmIrish
Older form of BARRFHIONN.
BARTOMEUmCatalan
Catalan form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASAJAUNmBasque
Means "lord of the woods" from Basque baso "woods" and jaun "lord". This is the name of a character in Basque folklore, the Old Man of the Woods.
BASEMATHfBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "fragrance" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a wife of Esau.
BASTIAANmDutch
Short form of SEBASTIAAN.
BATBAYARmMongolian
Means "strong joy" in Mongolian.
BAT-SHEVAfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
BATSHEVAfHebrew
Hebrew variant of BATHSHEBA.
BATTISTAmItalian
Italian form of BAPTISTE.
BAUDELIOmSpanish
From Baudelius, a Latinized form of a possibly Germanic name. Saint Baudelius was a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Orleans.
BAUDOUINmFrench
French form of BALDWIN.
BAUTISTAmSpanish
Spanish form of BAPTISTE.
BÉATRICEfFrench
French form of BEATRIX.
BEATRICEfItalian, English, Swedish
Italian form of BEATRIX. Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) was the woman who was loved by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri. She serves as Dante's guide through paradise in his epic poem the 'Divine Comedy' (1321). This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599), in which Beatrice and Benedick are fooled into confessing their love for one another.
BEATRISEfLatvian
Latvian form of BEATRIX.
BEAUMONTmEnglish (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain".