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Italian form of HENRY.
Variant of AARON.
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
French form of ARSENIOS.
Variant transcription of ARSENIY.
ARSENIOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ARSENIOS.
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.
Russian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSLANmTurkish, Turkmen
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
Short form of ARTHUR.
Scottish form of ARTHUR.
ARTAXERXESmAncient 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.
ARTEMmUkrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ARTYOM.
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ARTEMIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTEMIOS.
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.
ARTEMISfGreek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
ARTEMISIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARTEMISIOSmAncient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMONmAncient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.
ARTHURmEnglish, 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. Arthur is the name of the central character in Arthurian legend, a 6th-century king of the Britons who resisted Saxon invaders. He may or may not have been a real person. He first appears in Welsh poems and chronicles (some possibly as early as the 7th century) but his character was not developed until the chronicles of the 12th-century Geoffrey of Monmouth.... [more]
ARTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
Latvian form of ARTEMIOS.
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
Finnish form of ARTHUR.
Hungarian form of ARTHUR.
Lithuanian form of ARTHUR.
ARTUROmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
Latvian form of ARTHUR.
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARUNAm & fHinduism, 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.
ARUNDHATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ARUSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "hitting, killing" in Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology this is the name of a daughter of Manu.
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
ARVIDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
Means "value, worth" in Finnish.
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This was the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
Means "noble maiden" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Arwen was the daughter of Elrond and the lover of Aragorn.
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
ARYAm & fPersian, 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.
ARYANmIndian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA.
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ARZUfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of AREZOO.
ÁSAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of ÅSA.
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ASAmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
Means "luckier" in Arabic.
ASADmArabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ASARmEgyptian Mythology
Egyptian form of OSIRIS.
ÁSBJÖRNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and björn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of OSBORN.
Swedish form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ASBJØRNmNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ASCELINmAncient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
ASCOmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
ÁSDÍSfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
Spanish form of HASDRUBAL.
ÅSEfDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian form of ÅSA, as well as a Swedish variant.
ASEEMmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of ASIM (2).
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
Means "devoted to the goddess NEITH" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
ASENETHfBiblical Latin
Form of ASENATH used in the Latin Bible.
ASENNETHfBiblical Greek
Form of ASENATH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ASERmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ASHER used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Icelandic form of ASGER.
Norwegian form of ASGER.
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
ASHm & fEnglish
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASHA (1)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHA (2)fEastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to AISHA.
ASHANTIf & mVarious
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
ASHERmHebrew, 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.
ASHERAHfSemitic Mythology
Perhaps derived from Semitic roots meaning "she who walks in the sea". This was the name of a Semitic mother goddess. She was worshipped by the Israelites before the advent of monotheism.
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
ASHKIImNative American, Navajo
Means "boy" in Navajo.
ASHLEAfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
ASHLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which 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.
ASHLIEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ASHLEY.
Anglicized form of AISLING.
ASHLYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of ASHLEY and the popular name suffix lyn.
Means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit. This name was borne by Ashoka the Great, a 3rd-century BC emperor of India.
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ASHTADfPersian Mythology
Means "justice" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
ASHTONm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHTORETHfBiblical, Semitic Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the East Semitic goddess ISHTAR.
ASHURmSemitic 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.
ASHURBANIPALmAncient 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.
ASHWINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
ASIA (1)fEnglish (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
ASIA (2)fPolish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
Means "the beginning" in Basque.
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
Variant of KASIH.
Means "noble" in Turkish.
Turkish form of ASIM (1). This name is spelled with a Turkish dotless i, as Asım.
ASIM (1)mArabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
ASIM (2)mIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
ASKmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
ÁSKETILLmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
ASKLEPIOSmGreek Mythology
Possibly means "cut up" in Greek. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology.
ASKRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of ASK.
ASLANmTurkish, 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 name Aslan was later used by the author C. S. Lewis for the main protagonist (a lion) in his 'Chronicles of Narnia' series of books, first appearing in 1950.
ASLANBEKmChechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ÁSLAUGfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ASLAUG.
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
Swedish form of ASLAUG.
Danish form of ASLAUG.
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
ÅSMUNDmNorwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of OSMOND.
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.
ASPASIAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ασπασιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles (5th century BC).
ASPENfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
Catalan cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Latinate form of ASUNCIÓN, used especially in Ireland.
Portuguese cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
Italian cognate of ASUNCIÓN.
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.
AŞTÎf & mKurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
ASTONm & fEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ASTORmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk".
ASTRAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek αστηρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
ASTRAEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
ASTRIDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French
Modern form of ÁSTRÍÐR. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of 'Pippi Longstocking'.
French variant of ASTRID.
ÁSTRÍÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Icelandic form of ÁSTRÍÐR.
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek αστηρ (aster) "star" and φιλος (philos) "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'.
ASUKAf & mJapanese
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.
Means "sky" in Turkish.
Short form of ASUNCIÓN.
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
ÁSVALDRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of OSWALD.
ASWATHImIndian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
ASYA (2)fTurkish
Means "Asia (the continent)" in Turkish.
ATA (1)mTurkish
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
ATA (2)mArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Means "beautiful" in Maori.
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.
Modern Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
Variant transcription of ATAULLAH.
ATALYAHf & mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATANASmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
Romanian form of ATHANASIUS.
Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
Serbian form of ATHANASIUS.
Variant transcription of ATARAH.
ATARAHfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
Means "gift of ALLAH" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
Persian form of ATIFA.
AÐALBJÖRGfIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and björg "help, save, rescue".
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.
AÐALSTEINNmIcelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
ATHANARICmAncient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "power, ruler". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
ATHANASmAncient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIAfGreek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see ATHANASIUS).
ATHANASIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ATHANASIUS.
ATHANASIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos) "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
ATHAULFmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from atta "father" and wulf "wolf". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.
ATHENAfGreek Mythology, English
Meaning unknown. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. It is likely that her name is derived from that of the city, not vice versa. The earliest mention of her seems to be a 15th-century BC Mycenaean Greek inscription from Knossos on Crete.... [more]
French form of ATHENAIS.
ATHENAISfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
Modern Greek form of ATHENA.
ATHOLm & fScottish
From the name of a district in Scotland which was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIENOfEastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
Feminine form of ATIF.
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
Portuguese form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
Spanish form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of ATTILIO.
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATIYAm & fArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATLASmGreek Mythology
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλαω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.
ATONmEgyptian Mythology
Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
ATROPOSfGreek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix α (a) combined with τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
From Japanese (atsu) meaning "warm", (atsu) meaning "deep, true, sincere" or (atsu) meaning "honest" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Finnish diminutive of ANTERO and other names beginning with A.
From a Roman name meaning "from Attica" in Latin. Attica is the region surrounding Athens in Greece. The author Harper Lee used this name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960).
Turkish form of ATTILA.
ATTILAmHistory, Hungarian
Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking subjects in Eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avithohol.
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
Means "loving" in Arabic.
ATUMmEgyptian Mythology
Means "completion" in Egyptian. This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.
AUBERONmEnglish (Rare)
Norman French derivative of a Germanic name, probably ALBERICH.
French variant of ALBERT.
French form of ALBINUS.
AUBREEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of AUBREY.
AUBREYm & fEnglish
Norman French form of the Germanic name ALBERICH. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song 'Aubrey' along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
AUCAMANmNative American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche.
AUDAfAncient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUDAMARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTMAR.
French feminine form of ALDO.
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
Diminutive of AUDREY.
From a surname which was taken from a place name meaning "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English.
AUDOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
AUDOVACARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
AUDRA (1)fLithuanian
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
AUDRA (2)fEnglish
Variant of AUDREY, used since the 19th century.
Medieval diminutive of ÆÐELÞRYÐ. This was the name of a 7th-century saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. It was also borne by a character in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It' (1599). At the end of the Middle Ages the name became rare due to association with the word tawdry (which was derived from St. Audrey, the name of a fair where cheap lace was sold), but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
AUGUSTmGerman, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTAfGerman, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AUGUSTUS. It was introduced to Britain when King George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
Lithuanian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTE (1)mFrench
French form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTE (2)fGerman
German variant of AUGUSTA.
Dutch form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTÍNmSlovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Lithuanian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (1)mEnglish
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name AUGUSTUS. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages partly because of a second saint by this name, Augustine of Canterbury, a 6th-century Italian monk sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
AUGUSTINE (2)fFrench, German
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
Latvian form of AUGUSTUS.
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.
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Possibly a Frisian diminutive of AUGUSTINUS or AURELIUS.
Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
AULUSmAncient Roman
Possibly from Latin avulus "little grandfather", though it could be from the Etruscan name Aule, which was possibly derived from avils meaning "years". This was a Roman praenomen, or given name. Folk etymology connects it to Latin aula "palace".
Finnish form of AGNES.
AURAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Finnish
From the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αυρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.
Means "honouring the throne" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor of India.
ÁUREAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUREA.
AUREAfLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
AURELmGerman, Romanian, Czech, Slovak
German, Romanian, Czech and Slovak form of AURELIUS.
French form of AURELIUS.
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.
French feminine form of AURELIUS.
French form of AURELIANUS.
Lithuanian form of AURELIA.
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
AURELIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
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.
Polish form of AURELIUS.
AUREOLEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
AUROBINDOmBengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
AURORAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
French form of AURORA.
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
AUSTĖJAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "to weave" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
Medieval contracted form of AUGUSTINE (1). Modern use of the name is probably also partly inspired by the common surname Austin, which is of the same origin. This is also the name of a city in Texas.
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
AUXENTIOSmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.