Names Starting with A

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ATHENAIS f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
ATHINA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ATHENA.
ATHOL m & f Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland that was derived from Gaelic ath Fodhla "new Ireland".
ATIENO f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of OTIENO.
ATIF m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
ATIFA f Arabic
Feminine form of ATIF.
ATİLA m Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Attilius (see ATTILIO).
ATILIUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of ATTILIO.
ATİLLA m Turkish
Turkish variant of ATTILA.
ATIYA m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATLAS m Greek 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.
ATLE m Norwegian
Norwegian form of ATLI.
ATLI m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of ATTILA, used in the Norse 'Volsungasaga' to refer to a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
ATON m Egyptian 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.
ATROPOS f Greek 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.
ATSE m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ATSUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (atsu) meaning "warm", (atsu) meaning "deep, true, sincere" or (atsu) meaning "honest" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ATTE m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANTERO and other names beginning with A.
ATTICUS m Literature, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αττικος (Attikos) meaning "from Attica", referring to the region surrounding Athens in Greece. This name was borne by a few notable Greeks from the Roman period (or Romans of Greek background). The author Harper Lee used the name in her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1960) for an Alabama lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
ATTIKOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ATTICUS.
ATTİLA m Turkish
Turkish form of ATTILA.
ATTILA m History, 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.
ATTILIO m Italian
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.
ATUF m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
ATUM m Egyptian 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.
AUBERON m English (Rare)
Norman French derivative of a Germanic name, probably ALBERICH.
AUBERT m French
French variant of ALBERT.
AUBIN m French
French form of ALBINUS.
AUBREE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of AUBREY.
AUBREY m & f English
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.
AUCAMAN m Native American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche.
AUDA f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see OTTO).
AUDAMAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTMAR.
AUDE f French
French feminine form of ALDO.
AUDHILD f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
AUDIE f English
Diminutive of AUDREY.
AUDLEY m English
From a surname that was taken from a place name meaning "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English.
AUDO m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of OTTO.
AUDOVACAR m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ODOVACAR.
AUDRA (1) f Lithuanian
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
AUDRA (2) f English
Variant of AUDREY, used since the 19th century.
AUDREY f English
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).
AUGUST m German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS. This was the name of three Polish kings.
AUGUSTA f German, 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.
AUGUSTAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTE (1) m French
French form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTE (2) f German
German variant of AUGUSTA.
AUGUSTIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTÍN m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTIN m French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)) in several languages.
AUGUSTINA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTINE (1) m English
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) f French, German
French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUGUSTO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTS m Latvian
Latvian form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTUS m Ancient Roman, Dutch
Means "exalted, 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. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the name Augustus, and after his death it was used as a title for subsequent emperors. This was also the name of three kings of Poland (August in Polish).
AUGUSTYN m Polish
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AUKE m Frisian
Possibly a Frisian diminutive of AUGUSTINUS or AURELIUS.
AUKUSTI m Finnish
Finnish form of AUGUSTUS.
AULAY m Scottish
Anglicized form of AMHLAIDH.
AULIS m Finnish
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
AULUS m Ancient 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".
AUNE f Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
AURA f English, Italian, Spanish, Finnish
From the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αυρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.
AURANGZEB m History
Means "honouring the throne" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor of India.
ÁUREA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AUREA.
AUREA f Late Roman
Late Latin name that 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.
AURÉL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of AURELIUS.
AUREL m German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak
German, Romanian, Czech and Slovak form of AURELIUS.
AURÈLE m French
French form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIA f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURELIANO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was originally derived from the Roman family name AURELIUS.
AURÉLIE f French
French feminine form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIEN m French
French form of AURELIANUS.
AURELIJA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIA.
AURELIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of AURELIUS.
AURELIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of AURELIUS.
AURELIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that 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.
AURELIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of AURELIUS.
AUREOLE f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
AURICA f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of AURELIA.
AURICĂ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of AUREL.
AUROBINDO m Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
AURORA f Italian, 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.
AURORE f French
French form of AURORA.
AUŠRA f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
AUSTĖJA f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "to weave" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
AUSTIN m English
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.
AUTUMN f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
AUXENTIOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αυξανω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
AVA (1) f English
Variant of EVE. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990).
AVA (2) f Persian
Means "voice, sound" in Persian.
AVA (3) f German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
AVAG m Armenian
Means "senior, elder, chief" in Armenian.
AVALON f English (Rare)
From the name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit that was often linked with paradise.
AVANI f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "earth" in Sanskrit.
AVANTI f Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient kingdom of central India that had its capital at Ujjain.
AVDOTYA f Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
AVE f Estonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations".
AVEDIS m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of AVETIS.
AVELINE f English (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
AVERILL m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from the feminine given name EOFORHILD.
AVERY m & f English
From a surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AVETIS m Armenian
Means "good news" in Armenian.
AVEZA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of AVIS.
AVGUST m Slovene, Russian, Ukrainian
Slovene, Russian and Ukrainian form of AUGUSTUS.
AVGUSTA f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of AUGUSTUS.
AVGUŠTIN m Slovene
Slovene form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AVI m Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
ÂVIÂJA f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "cousin" in Greenlandic.
'AVI'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIEL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIGAIL f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
'AVIGAYIL f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHU m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVILA f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
AVILIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning. Saint Avilius was a 1st-century patriarch of Alexandria.
AVINASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
AVIS f English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
AVISHAI m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
'AVISHAY m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITUS m Ancient Roman
From a Roman family name that meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.
AVIV m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVA f Hebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
AVIYA f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֲבִיָה (see AVIA).
'AVIYAH m & f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVKSENTI m Georgian
Georgian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVKSENTIY m Russian
Russian form of AUXENTIOS.
AVNER m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRA f Greek
Greek form of AURA.
AVRAAMU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
AVRUM m Yiddish
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
AVTANDIL m Georgian, 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.
AVTO m Georgian
Short form of AVTANDIL.
AWHINA f Maori
Means "help, support" in Maori.
AWINITA f Native American, Cherokee
Means "fawn" in Cherokee.
AWITI f Eastern African, Luo
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.
AWOTWI m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
AWSTIN m Welsh
Welsh form of AUSTIN.
AXEL m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French
Medieval Danish form of ABSALOM.
AXELLE f French
Feminine form of AXEL.
AYA (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
AYA (2) f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آية (see AYAH).
AYAH f Arabic
Means "sign, evidence" or "verse" in Arabic, as in one of the passages that make up the Quran.
AYAKA f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) both meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYAKO f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
AYAL m Hebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.
AYALA f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.
AYAME f Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
AYANDA m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
AYANE f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AYANO f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" or (aya) meaning "design" combined with (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AYAULYM f Kazakh
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
AYAZ m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz meaning "frost" or "dry and cold air". This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
AYBEK m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz/Kazakh Айбек (see AIBEK).
AYBERK m Turkish
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
AYDA f Arabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYDAN (1) f Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
AYDIN m Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
AYELET f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
AYESHA f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see AISHA).
AYGÜL f Turkish
Means "moon rose" in Turkish.
AYGUL f Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of AYGÜL.
AYGÜN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
AYISHAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AYLA (1) f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see ELA (3)).
AYLA (2) f Turkish
Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.
AYLA (3) f Literature
Created for the novel 'Clan of the Cave Bear' (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.
AYLEN f Native American, Mapuche
Possibly means either "happiness" or "clear" in Mapuche.
AYLİN f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "of the moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon".
AYLMER m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of ELMER.
AYMAN m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYMERIC m French
French form of EMMERICH.
AYN f Various
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She apparently based it on a Finnish name she had heard, but never seen written.
AÝNA f Turkmen
Means "mirror" in Turkmen, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
AYNA f Kazakh
Kazakh form of AÝNA.
AÝNABAT f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen "moon" and nabat "sugar".
AYNUR f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy" in Yoruba, or a short form of names containing that element.
AYODELE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
AYOKUNLE m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
AYOMIDE f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
AYOTUNDE m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has returned" in Yoruba.
AYOUB m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيّوب or Persian ایوب (see AYYUB).
AYŞE f Turkish
Turkish form of AISHA.
AYŞEGÜL f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
AYSEL f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon flood" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon" and sel "flood, stream".
AYŞENUR f Turkish
Combination of AYŞE and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
AYSU f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".
AYSUN f Turkish
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
AYTAÇ m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
AYTEN f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and ten meaning "skin" (of Persian origin).
AYUMU m Japanese
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
AYYUB m Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of JOB.
AZAD m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
AZAHAR f Spanish
Means "orange blossom" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "flower". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Azahar, meaning "Our Lady of the Orange Blossom", because of the citrus trees that surround a church devoted to her near Murcia.
AZAHARA f Spanish
Variant of AZAHAR. It can also be given in reference to the ruined Moorish city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba, which derives from the related Arabic root زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine".
AZALAÏS f Occitan
Occitan form of ADELAIS.
AZALEA f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower, ultimately derived from Greek αζαλεος (azaleos) "dry".
AZAR f & m Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
AZAREL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
AZARIA m Biblical
Variant of AZARIAH.
AZARIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
AZARIAS m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of AZARIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AZAT m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of AZAD in several languages.
AZAZEL m Biblical
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. This is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat in the Old Testament. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
AZAZIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZEL m Biblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
AZÉLIE f French (Rare)
Perhaps a form of AZALAÏS. It was borne by Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877), also called Zélie, the mother of Thérèse of Lisieux.
AZENETH f Spanish
Spanish form of ASENATH.
AZHAR m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
'AZIZ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see AZIZ).
AZİZ m Turkish
Turkish form of AZIZ.
AZIZ m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
AZİZE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of AZIZ.
AZRA f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
AZRAEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Variant of AZRIEL. This was the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition who separated the soul from the body upon death. He is sometimes referred to as the Angel of Death.
AZRIEL m Biblical
Means "my help is God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
AZUBAH f Biblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
AZUBUIKE m Western African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
AZUCENA f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
ĄŽUOLAS m Lithuanian
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
AZURA f English (Rare)
Elaboration of AZURE.
AZURE f English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
AZZURRA f Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.