Names with Relationship "from different language"

This is a list of names in which the relationship is from different language.
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AADOLFmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF.
AAGEmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AALISfMedieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
AALIYAHfArabic, English (Modern)
Feminine form of AALI. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.
AAMIR (1)mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of 'AAMIR, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
AAPELImFinnish
Finnish form of ABEL.
AARNEmFinnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
AARONmEnglish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon) which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
AATAMImFinnish
Finnish form of ADAM.
ABACUCmBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of HABAKKUK.
ABBASmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
ABBEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ABDIASmBiblical Latin
Form of OBADIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
ABDIOUmBiblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABDOLLAHmPersian
Persian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").
ABDULAHmBosnian
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULLAHmArabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of ABD ALLAH, as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ABDULLOmTajik
Tajik form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULLOHImTajik
Tajik variant form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDUWELImUyghur
Uyghur form of ABD AL-WALI.
ÁBELmHungarian
Hungarian form of ABEL.
ABELmEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
ABELEmItalian
Italian form of ABEL.
ABELONEfDanish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
ABENNERmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
ABESSAmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
ABESSALOMmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABIfScottish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
ABIAm & fBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAHm & fBiblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIDANmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIELmBiblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIGAÍLfSpanish
Spanish form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAILfEnglish, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
ABIGÉLfHungarian
Hungarian form of ABIGAIL.
ABIHUmBiblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
ABIJAHm & fBiblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah.
ABÍLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of AVILIUS.
ABILIOmSpanish
Spanish form of AVILIUS.
ABIMAELmBiblical
Meaning uncertain, though the first element is likely Hebrew אָב ('av) meaning "father". In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
ABIMELECHmBiblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
ABIRAMmBiblical
Means "my father is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abiram is swallowed by an earthquake after rebelling against the leadership of Moses.
ABISAImBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of ABISHAI.
ABISHAGfBiblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Abishag is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
ABISHAImBiblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
ABITALfBiblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
ABNERmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
ABOLFAZLmPersian
Persian form of ABU AL-FADL.
ABOUBACARmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
ABRAAMmBiblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ABRAÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
ÁBRAHÁMmHungarian
Hungarian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMmEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
ABRAM (1)mEnglish, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
ABRAM (2)mRussian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAMOmItalian
Italian form of ABRAHAM.
ABSALOMmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
ABUBAKARmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in Nigeria.
ACHAABmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHABmBiblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
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.
ACHARDmOld Norman
Medieval Norman form of EKKEHARD.
ACHILLEmFrench, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ADmDutch, Limburgish
Short form of ADRIAAN.
ADALBERTmAncient Germanic, German, Polish
Old Germanic form of ALBERT. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia.
ADALIAmBiblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In Book of Esther in the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Haman the Agagite.
ÁDÁMmHungarian
Hungarian form of ADAM.
ADAMmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADAMOmItalian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADAMUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ADÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of ADAM.
ADÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ADAM.
ADDEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ADE (2)mFrisian
Variant of ADDE.
ADÉLfHungarian
Hungarian form of ADELA.
ADELmPersian, Arabic
Persian form of ADIL, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
ADÉLAfCzech
Czech form of ADELA.
ADELAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
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.
ADÈLEfFrench
French form of ADELA.
ADELHEIDfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch form of ADELAIDE.
ADELINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, German, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name which was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
ADELINEfFrench, English
French and English form of ADELINA.
ADELMARmAncient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and mari "famous".
ADEMmTurkish
Turkish form of ADAM.
ADEMARmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMAROmItalian
Italian form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMIRmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ADEMAR.
ÁDHAMHmIrish
Irish form of ADAM.
ADİLmTurkish
Turkish form of ADIL.
ADILmArabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" from Arabic عدل ('adala) "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
ADINA (1)m & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
ADITIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
ADITYAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
ADLAImBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADNANmArabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
ADOLFmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
ADOLFOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ADOLF.
ADOLPHmEnglish
English form of ADOLF, rarely used since World War II.
ADOLPHEmFrench
French form of ADOLF.
ADOMASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ADAM.
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.
ADORJÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of ADRIAN.
ADRIÀmCatalan
Catalan form of ADRIAN.
ADRIAANmDutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ADRIÁNmSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).
ADRIANmEnglish, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
ADRIANNAfEnglish, Polish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANNEfEnglish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANUSmDutch
Official Dutch form of ADRIAN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
ADRIELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "flock of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a man who married Saul's daughter Merab.
ADRIENmFrench
French form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANmCroatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANAfSlovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
AENEASmRoman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.
AERON (2)f & mWelsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AFANASIYmRussian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFONSOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALFONSO.
AGAFYAfRussian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGAPITOmSpanish, Italian
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus which was derived from the Greek name Αγαπητος (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
AGARfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AGÁTAfCzech
Czech form of AGATHA.
AGATHAfEnglish, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
ÅGEmNorwegian
Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AGE (1)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
AGE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGHILmPersian
Persian form of AQIL.
AGLAÉfFrench
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAYAfRussian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNARmNorwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
AGNERmDanish
Danish form of AGNAR.
ÁGNESfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈSfFrench, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNESfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe, being especially popular in England in the Middle Ages.
AGNEŠAfSlovak
Slovak variant of AGNES.
AGNESAfSlovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.
AGNESEfItalian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSAfRussian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNEZAfCroatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNImHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
AGNIESZKAfPolish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJAfSerbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGOSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINOmItalian
Italian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÁGOSTONmHungarian
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÅGOTfNorwegian
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
ÁGOTAfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
AGRAFENAfRussian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AGRIPPAm & fAncient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
ÁGUEDAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AGUSTÍmCatalan
Catalan form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTÍNmSpanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTINAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AHABmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) "brother" and אֲב ('av) "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. This name was later used by Herman Melville in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AHINOAMfBiblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
AHMADmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMEDmTurkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AHMETmTurkish
Turkish form of AHMAD.
AHOTHmBiblical Latin
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
AIDANmIrish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of AODHÁN. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it uses the same fashionable aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
AIFRICfIrish, Scottish
Possibly means "pleasant" in Irish.
AIGNÉISfIrish
Irish form of AGNES.
AIKEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
AILAfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
ÁILEfSami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILEASfScottish
Scottish form of ALICE.
AILIfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILÍNmIrish
Irish cognate of ALAN.
AILÍSfIrish
Irish form of ALICE.
AINA (1)fFinnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.
AINA (2)fCatalan
Balearic form of ANNA.
AINDREAmScottish
Scottish form of ANDREW.
AINDRÉASmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINDRIÚmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINGEALfIrish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINGERUmBasque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AINOAfSpanish
Spanish form of AINHOA.
AISHAfArabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AISHAHfArabic, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of AISHA, as well as the usual Malay form.
AISHATfChechen
Chechen form of AISHA.
AISYAHfIndonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AITHANmBiblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
AJDINmBosnian
Bosnian form of AYDIN.
AJLAfBosnian
Bosnian form of AYLA (2).
AKAKImGeorgian
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
AKAMUmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADAM.
AKBARmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
ÅKEmSwedish
Swedish form of ÁKI.
AKEEMmAfrican American
Perhaps a variant of HAKIM.
AKHMADmChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of AHMAD.
ÁKImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
AKILINAfRussian
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKIMmRussian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
AKSELImFinnish
Finnish form of AXEL.
ALAATTİNmTurkish
Turkish form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALAINmFrench
French form of ALAN.
ALAJOSmHungarian
Hungarian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALANmEnglish, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.... [more]
ALANNAHfEnglish (Modern), Irish
Variant of ALANA. It has been influenced by the affectionate Anglo-Irish word alannah, from the Irish Gaelic phrase a leanbh meaning "O child".
ALAOISmIrish
Irish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALASDAIRmScottish
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
ALASTARmIrish
Irish form of ALEXANDER.
ALBA (1)fItalian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
ALBAERmLimburgish
Limburgish form of ALBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Albert.
ALBANmGerman, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
ALBANOmItalian
Italian form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
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.
ALBERTmEnglish, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
ALBERTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALBERT.
ALBERTE (1)mGalician
Galician form of ALBERT.
ALBERTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALBERT.
ALBERTUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Adalbert (see ALBERT).
ALBÍNAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALBINA.
ALBINAfRussian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. Saint Albina was a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
ALBINEfFrench
French form of ALBINA.
ALBINOmItalian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALBRECHTmGerman
German cognate of ALBERT.
ALCIDEmItalian, French (Rare)
Italian and French form of ALCIDES.
ALCIDESmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Αλκειδης (Alkeides), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.
ALDA (2)fLimburgish
Limburgish short form of ALDEGONDA.
ALDEGONDAfDutch
Dutch form of ALDEGUND.
ALDERTmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of a Germanic name, either ALDHARD or ADALHARD.
ALDINmBosnian
Bosian form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDOmItalian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
ALDONAfLithuanian, Polish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 14th-century Polish queen, the daughter of a Grand Duke of Lithuania.
ALDRICmFrench, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
ALE (2)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ALEIXmCatalan
Catalan form of ALEXIS.
ALEIXOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
ALEJANDRAfSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
ALEJANDROmSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEJOmSpanish
Spanish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSANDËRmAlbanian
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRmRussian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALEKSANDRASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDREmGeorgian
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDROmEsperanto
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRSmLatvian
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANTERImFinnish
Finnish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSEJmSlovene
Slovene form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSEYmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
ALEKSImFinnish
Finnish form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSYmPolish
Polish form of ALEXIS.
ALEMmBosnian
Bosnian form of ALIM.
ALENmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
ALESANDERmBasque
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
ALESSANDRAfItalian
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
ALESSANDROmItalian
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
ALESSIOmItalian
Italian form of ALEXIS.
ALEXANDERmEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDRmCzech
Czech form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRAfEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXANDREmFrench, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
ALEXANDRUmRomanian
Romanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXEJmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALEXISm & fGerman, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALF (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
ALFEOmItalian
Italian form of ALPHAEUS.
ALFHILDfNorwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Alfhildr which was composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle". In Norse legend Alfhild was a maiden who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to King Alf. Her life was perhaps based on that of a 9th-century Viking pirate.
ALFONSmGerman, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Polish form of ALFONSO.
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