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ANATJARImIndigenous Australian, Pintupi
Meaning unknown, of Pintupi origin.
ANATOLmPolish
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLEmFrench
French form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLImRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANATOLIAfLate Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANATOLIJSmLatvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANATOLIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLYmRussian
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
ANAXAGORASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANBUmTamil
Means "love" in Tamil.
ANCAfRomanian
Possibly a diminutive of ANA.
ANĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ANTHONY.
ANĐAfCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANĐELA.
ÁNDARASmSami
Northern Sami form of ANDREW.
ANDEBERTmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht "bright".
ANDĚLmCzech
Czech form of ANGEL.
ANĐELAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANDĚLAfCzech
Czech form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
ANĐELOmCroatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANDERmBasque
Basque form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDERSmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A famous bearer was the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874).
ANDERSONmEnglish
From a surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
ANDIfEnglish
Diminutive of ANDREA (2).
ANDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANDILEm & fSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
ANDJELAfSerbian
Variant transcription of ANĐELA.
ANDONImBasque
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANDOR (1)mNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
ANDRAfRomanian, English
Feminine form of ANDREI or ANDREW. As an English name it has only been used since the 20th century.
ANDRADAfRomanian
Possibly a feminine form of ANDREI.
ANDRÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRASmWelsh
Welsh variant of ANDREAS.
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.
ANDRAŽmSlovene
Slovene form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉmFrench, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRÉAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREA (1)mItalian
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
ANDREA (2)fEnglish, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREASmGerman, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of ANDREW. It is also the form used in modern Greek, German and Welsh.
ANDRÉEfFrench
French feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREEAfRomanian
Romanian feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREImRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANDRÉIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ANDREIA.
ANDREIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREINAfItalian
Feminine form of ANDREA (1).
ANDREJA (1)fSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDREJA (2)mSerbian
Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDREJSmLatvian
Latvian form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉSmSpanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ANDREW.
ANDRESmEstonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDREUmCatalan
Catalan form of ANDREW.
ANDREWmEnglish, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.... [more]
ANDREYmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIAmGeorgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIANAfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANDRIESmDutch
Dutch form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJANAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANDRINAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDRISmLatvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of ANDREW.
ANDRIUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
ANDROmCroatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ANDROCLESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ανδροκλης (Androkles) which meant "glory of a man", derived from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
ANDROMACHEfGreek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.
ANDROMEDAfGreek Mythology
Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.
ANDRONICUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ανδρονικος (Andronikos) which meant "victory of a man", from ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This name was used by Shakespeare in his play 'Titus Andronicus' (1593).
ANDRUSmEstonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDRZEJmPolish
Polish form of ANDREW.
ANDYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.
ANDŻELIKAfPolish
Polish variant of ANGELIKA.
ANE (1)fDanish
Danish diminutive of ANNA.
ANE (2)mFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANE (3)fBasque
Basque form of ANNA.
ANEIRINmWelsh
Welsh name, originally spelled Neirin, which possibly means "noble". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet.
ANEJmSlovene
Slovene form of AENEAS.
ANELIEfGerman
Short form of ANNELIESE.
ANEMONEfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which derives from Greek ανεμος (anemos) "wind".
ANETAfPolish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of ANNA.
ANETTfHungarian
Hungarian form of ANNETTE.
ANEŽKAfCzech
Czech form of AGNES.
ANFISAfRussian
Russian form of the Greek name Ανθουσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
ÁNGELmSpanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGELmCatalan
Catalan form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELm & fEnglish, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ÁNGELAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÂNGELAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGÉLAfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELAfEnglish, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
ANGÈLEfFrench
French feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELIAfEnglish
Elaborated form of ANGELA.
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.
ANGÉLIQUEfFrench
French form of ANGELICA.
ANGELIQUEfDutch
Dutch form of ANGÉLIQUE.
ANGELITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELLEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ANGEL.
ANGELOmItalian
Italian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELOSmGreek
Greek form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELUSmLate Roman
Latin form of ANGEL.
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.
ANGHELmRomanian
Romanian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGHELAfSardinian
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
ÀNGHELUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGJELKOmMacedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ANGEL.
ANGRA MAINYUmPersian Mythology
Means "evil spirit" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Angra Mainyu was the god of darkness, death and destruction, the enemy of Ahura Mazda.
ANGUSmScottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of AONGHUS.
ANGYALKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of ANGELICA.
ANHm & fVietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
ANI (2)fArmenian
From the name of an old Armenian city, of unknown meaning. Now in eastern Turkey, in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, though it was later abandoned and is now only ruins.
ANIAfPolish, Russian
Polish diminutive of ANNA, and a variant Russian transcription of ANYA.
ANÍBALmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HANNIBAL.
ANICAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian diminutive of ANNA.
ANICETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανικητος (Aniketos), meaning "unconquerable". This was the name of an early pope.
ANIELAfPolish
Polish form of ANGELA.
ANIELKAfPolish
Diminutive of ANIELA.
ANIKmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
ANIKA (1)fGerman, Dutch, Danish, Slovene
German, Dutch, Danish and Slovene diminutive of ANNA or ANA.
ANIKA (2)fIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIK.
ANIKETmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "homeless" in Sanskrit.
ANIKÓfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANILmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) "air, wind". This is another name of Vayu, the Hindu god of the wind.
ANILAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIL.
ANIMA (1)fIndian, Hindi
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.
ANIMA (2)fEnglish (Rare)
Means "soul, spirit" in Latin. In Jungian psychology the anima is an individual's true inner self, or soul.
ANINAfGerman
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANIRUDDHAmHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANISmArabic
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
ANISAfArabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANISEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
ANISHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANISHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
ANISIMmRussian
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
ANISSAfEnglish
Combination of ANNA and the popular name suffix issa. This name was first brought to public attention by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976).
ANITmIndian, Hindi
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
ANITA (1)fSpanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANITA (2)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANIYAfEnglish (Modern)
Modern name, possibly based on ANYA or AALIYAH.
ANJALIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKEfLow German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.
ANKICAfCroatian
Diminutive of ANKA.
ANKITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKURmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANNfEnglish
English form of ANNE (1). In the English-speaking world, both this spelling and Anne have been used since the Middle Ages, though Ann became much more popular during the 19th century.
ANNAfEnglish, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANNABELfEnglish, Dutch
Variant of AMABEL influenced by the name ANNA. This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ANNABELLAfItalian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLA.
ANNABELLEfEnglish, French
Variant of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLE.
ANNABETHfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and BETH.
ANNAGfScottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNAGÜLfTurkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
ANNALEEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LEE.
ANNALENAfGerman
Combination of ANNA and LENA.
ANNA-LIISAfFinnish
Combination of ANNA and LIISA.
ANNALISAfItalian
Combination of ANNA and LISA.
ANNALISEfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LISE.
ANNAMÁRIAfHungarian
Combination of ANNA and MÁRIA.
ANNAMARIAfItalian
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNASmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.
ANNE (1)fFrench, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of ANNA. In the 13th-century it was imported to England, where it was also commonly spelled Ann. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908) by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.
ANNE (2)m & fFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANNEGRETfGerman
Combination of ANNA and GRETE.
ANNEKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
ANNELIfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNELIENfDutch
Combination of ANNA and lien (from names such as CAROLIEN).
ANNELIESEfGerman, Dutch
Combination of ANNA and LIESE.
ANNELISEfDanish
Danish form of ANNELIESE.
ANNEMARIEfDutch, German
Combination of ANNA and MARIE.
ANNETfDutch
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETTfGerman
German variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETTAfItalian
Latinate diminutive of ANNA.
ANNETTEfFrench, English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch
French diminutive of ANNE (1). It has also been widely used in the English-speaking world, and it became popular in America in the late 1950s due to the fame of actress Annette Funicello (1942-).
ANNIfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIBALEmItalian
Italian form of HANNIBAL.
ANNICEfEnglish
Variant of ANNIS.
ANNICKfBreton
Breton diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIINAfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKENfNorwegian
Norwegian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKKIfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNISfEnglish
Medieval English form of AGNES.
ANNISAfIndonesian
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
ANNMARIEfEnglish
Combination of ANN and MARIE.
ANNORAfEnglish (Rare)
Medieval English variant of HONORA.
ANNUKKAfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNUNZIATAfItalian
Means "announced" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
ANNUSHKAfRussian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNUSKAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANONAfEnglish
Meaning unknown. It was possibly inspired by an American song by this name written by Vivian Grey in 1903 and recorded by musician Vess Ossman. The lyrics tell of a Native American woman named Anona from Arizona.
ANONGfThai
Means "beautiful woman" in Thai.
ANOOPmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Variant transcription of ANUP.
ANOUKfDutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of ANNA.
ANOUSHfArmenian
Variant transcription of ANUSH.
ANRAÍmIrish
Irish form of HENRY.
ANRImGeorgian
Georgian form of HENRI.
ANSfDutch
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
ANSAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish ansio "virtue" or ansa "trap".
ANSALDOmItalian
Italian form of a Germanic name composed of the elements ans "god" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
ANSEHELMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSELM.
ANSELmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name ANSELM. A famous bearer was American photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984).
ANSELMmGerman, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
ANSELMAfGerman, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ANSELM.
ANSELMEmFrench
French form of ANSELM.
ANSELMImFinnish
Finnish form of ANSELM.
ANSELMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ANSELM.
ANSGARmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
ANSHELmYiddish
Yiddish form of ANSELM, used as a vernacular form of Asher.
ANSIGARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSGAR.
ANSOmAncient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ans meaning "god".
ANSOBERTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of OSBERT.
ANSONmEnglish
From a surname meaning "son of AGNES".
ANSOVALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ANSALDO.
ANSSImFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ANSELM.
ANTALmHungarian
Hungarian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTANASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTE (1)mCroatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
ANTE (2)mFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal".
ANTELMOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ANTHELM.
ANTEROmFinnish
Finnish form of ANDREW.
ANTHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανθεια (Antheia), derived from ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
ANTHELMmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with helm "helmet, protection". Saint Anthelm was a 12th-century bishop of Belley in France.
ANTHONYmEnglish
English form of the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The most notable member of the Roman family was the general Marcus Antonius (called Mark Antony in English), who for a period in the 1st century BC ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Augustus. When their relationship turned sour, he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide, as related in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).... [more]
ANTHOUSAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ANFISA.
ANTÍAfGalician
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTICAfCroatian
Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
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.
ANTIGONUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιγονος (Antigonos), derived from αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and γονευς (goneus) "ancestor". This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander died, he took control of most of Asia Minor.
ANTIMANmNative American, Mapuche
Means "condor of the sun" in Mapuche.
ANTINANCOmNative American, Mapuche
Means "eagle of the sun" in Mapuche.
ANTIOCHUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιοχος (Antiochos), derived from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οχη (oche) "support". This was the name of several rulers of the Seleucid Empire.
ANTIOPEfGreek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and οψ (ops) "voice". This was the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares who was one of the queens of the Amazons. She was kidnapped and married by Theseus.
ANTIPATERmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αντιπατρος (Antipatros), which meant "like the father" from Greek αντι (anti) "against, compared to, like" and πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος). This was the name of an officer of Alexander the Great who became the regent of Macedon during Alexander's absence.
ANTJEfFrisian, Dutch, Low German
Frisian, Dutch and Low German diminutive of ANNA.
ANTOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTOINEmFrench, African American
French form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTOINETTEfFrench
Feminine diminutive of ANTOINE. This name was borne by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine.
ANTÓNmGalician
Galician form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONELAfCroatian
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
ANTONELLAfItalian
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONELLOmItalian
Diminutive of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONETTEfEnglish
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTONImPolish, Catalan
Polish and Catalan form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÓNIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTÔNIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIE (1)fCzech
Czech form of ANTONIA.
ANTONIE (2)mDutch
Dutch form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIETTAfItalian
Diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTONIJmMacedonian
Macedonian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIJAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ANTONIA.
ANTONIJEmSerbian
Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
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