Armenian Names

Armenian names are used in the country of Armenia in western Asia, as well as in Armenian diaspora communities throughout the world.
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AGHAVNIԱղավնիfArmenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
ALEKSANDRԱլեքսանդրmRussian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
ALMASTԱլմաստfArmenian
Means "diamond" in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
ANAHIDԱնահիդfArmenian
Armenian variant of ANAHITA.
ANAHITԱնահիտfArmenian, Armenian Mythology
Armenian form of ANAHITA.
ANI (2)ԱնիfArmenian
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.
ANOUSHԱնուշfArmenian
Variant transcription of ANUSH.
ANUSHԱնուշfArmenian
Means "sweet" in Armenian. This was the name of an 1890 novel by the Armenia writer Hovhannes Tumanyan. It was adapted into an opera in 1912 by Armen Tigranian.
ARAԱրաmArmenian, Armenian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him. During the war Ara was slain.
ARAM (2)ԱրամmArmenian
Means "excellence" in Armenian.
ARARATԱրարատmArmenian
From the name of a mountain in eastern Turkey (formerly part of Armenia), the place where Noah's Ark came to rest according to the Old Testament.
ARAXԱրաքսfArmenian
From the name of a river (also called the Aras) which flows through Armenia.
AREVIGԱրեւիկfArmenian
Variant transcription of AREVIK.
AREVIKԱրեւիկfArmenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
ARI (3)ԱրիmArmenian
Means "brave" in Armenian.
ARMAN (2)ԱրմանmArmenian
Variant of ARMEN.
ARMENԱրմենmArmenian
Derived from the name of the country of ARMENIA (which is in fact named Հայաստան (Hayastan) in Armenian).
ARSENԱրսենmArmenian
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
AVAGԱվագmArmenian
Means "senior, elder, chief" in Armenian.
AVEDISԱվետիսmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of AVETIS.
AVETISԱվետիսmArmenian
Means "good news" in Armenian.
AZATԱզատmTatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Cognate of AZAD.
BAGHDASARԲաղդասարmArmenian (Rare)
Armenian form of BALTHAZAR.
BAGRATԲագրատmArmenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of BAGADATA. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
BEDROSՊետրոսmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of PETROS.
BERJOUHIՊերճուհիfArmenian
Variant transcription of PERCHUHI.
BOGHOSՊողոսmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of POGHOS.
DANIELԴանիէլmEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DAVITԴավիթmGeorgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of DAVID.
GADARԿատարfArmenian
Variant transcription of KATAR.
GAREGINԳարեգինmArmenian
Old Armenian name of unknown meaning.
GARENԳարենmArmenian
Short form of GAREGIN.
GEGHARDԳեղարդmArmenian
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
GEVORGԳեւորգmArmenian
Armenian form of GEORGE.
GOHARԳոհարfArmenian
Means "jewel" in Armenian, ultimately of Persian origin.
GRIGORԳրիգորmWelsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian form of GREGORY. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
GURGENԳուրգենmArmenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg "wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
HAGOPՀակոբ, ՅակոբmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of HAKOB.
HAIGՀայկmArmenian
Variant transcription of HAYK.
HAIKՀայկmArmenian
Variant transcription of HAYK.
HAKOBՀակոբ, ՅակոբmArmenian
Armenian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
HAMLETՀամլետmLiterature, Armenian
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.
HAYKՀայկmArmenian
Probably from the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", although some hold that the ethnic name is in fact derived from the given name. This was the name of the legendary forefather of the Armenian people, supposedly a great-great-grandson of Noah.
HOURIGՀուրիկfArmenian
Variant transcription of HURIK.
HOVHANNESՀովհաննես, ՅովհաննէսmArmenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
HOVIKՀովիկmArmenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVOՀովոmArmenian
Diminutive of HOVHANNES.
HOVSEPՀովսեփ, ՅովսէփmArmenian
Armenian form of JOSEPH.
HURIKՀուրիկfArmenian
Means "small fire" in Armenian.
JIRAIRԺիրայրmArmenian
Variant transcription of ZHIRAYR.
KAREKINԳարեգինmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GAREGIN.
KAREN (2)ԳարենmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GAREN.
KATARԿատարfArmenian
Means "summit, crest" in Armenian.
KEGHARTԳեղարդmArmenian
Variant transcription of GEGHARD.
KEVORKԳեւորգmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GEVORG.
KHACHATURԽաչատուրmArmenian
Means "given by the cross" in Armenian.
KHAJAGԽաժակmArmenian
Variant transcription of KHAZHAK.
KHAZHAKԽաժակmArmenian
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
KOHARԳոհարfArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GOHAR.
KRIKORԳրիգորmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of GRIGOR.
LEVONԼեւոնmArmenian
Armenian form of LEON. This was the name of several kings of Cilician Armenia, including the first king Levon I the Magnificent.
LUCINEԼուսինեfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LUCINEHԼուսինեfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LUSINEԼուսինեfArmenian
Means "moon" in Armenian.
LUSINEHԼուսինեfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
MARALՄարալfArmenian
Means "deer" in Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer.
MARGARIDՄարգարիտfArmenian
Variant transcription of MARGARIT.
MARGARITՄարգարիտfArmenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARIAMՄարիամfBiblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic MARYAM.
NAREKՆարեկmArmenian
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
NAZARՆազարmRussian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of NAZARIUS.
NAZARETՆազարեթf & mSpanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NERSESՆերսէսmArmenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see NARSES). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
OHANNESՕհաննեսmArmenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see JOHN).
PERCHUHIՊերճուհիfArmenian
Means "elegant lady" in Armenian.
PETROSՊետրոսmGreek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
POGHOSՊողոսmArmenian
Armenian form of PAUL.
ROUBENՌուբենmBiblical Greek, Armenian
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN, as well as a variant transcription of Armenian RUBEN.
RUBENՌուբենmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
RUDOLFՌուդոլֆmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
SAHAKՍահակmArmenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SARGISՍարգիսmArmenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARKISՍարգիսmArmenian
Variant transcription of SARGIS.
SEVANՍեւանf & mArmenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
SIRANՍիրանfArmenian
Short form of SIRANUSH.
SIRANUSHՍիրանուշfArmenian
Means "lovely" in Armenian.
SIRVARDՍիրվարդfArmenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
SIRVARTՍիրվարդfArmenian
Variant transcription of SIRVARD.
STEPANՍտեփանmRussian, Armenian
Russian and Armenian form of Stephanos (see STEPHEN).
TAGUHIԹագուհիfArmenian
Means "queen" in Armenian.
TAKOUHIԹագուհիfArmenian
Variant transcription of TAGUHI.
TALINԹալինfArmenian
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown) which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
TALINEԹալինfArmenian
Variant transcription of TALIN.
TANIELԴանիէլmArmenian
Western Armenian transcription of DANIEL.
TOROSԹորոսmArmenian
Armenian form of THEODORE.
VAHAGNՎահագնmArmenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna meaning "breaking of defense, victory". In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VAHANՎահանmArmenian
Means "shield" in Armenian.
VARDANՎարդանmArmenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian.
VARDUHIՎարդուհիfArmenian
Means "rose lady" in Armenian.
VARTANՎարդանmArmenian
Variant transcription of VARDAN.
VARTOUHIՎարդուհիfArmenian
Variant transcription of VARDUHI.
VOSGIՈսկիf & mArmenian
Variant transcription of VOSKI.
VOSKIՈսկիf & mArmenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
YEVAԵվաfRussian, Armenian
Russian and Armenian form of EVE.
ZABELԶաբելfArmenian
Armenian form of ISABEL. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
ZHIRAYRԺիրայրmArmenian
Means "strong, active" in Armenian.