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ABDEROS m Greek Mythology
Possibly means "the man with the whip", from Hesychian ἄβδης· µάστιξ
. In Greek mythology, he is considered a divine hero, most notably known for his tragic role in HERAKLES
' eighth labour.
ABDES m Ancient Aramaic (Latinized)
The name is formed with the word Abd
"servant (of)" and Es
which is less clear. It may refer to Yah
, the Judeo-Christian God, making the name a variant of ABDIAS
, or to the Egyptian goddess ISIS
ABDIAH m Biblical
Greek variant of Hebrew OBADIAH
. Meaning, "servent of YAHWEH
" which differs slightly from the Hebrew meaning of, "worshipper of Yahweh."
ABDIEL m Biblical Hebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature
Means "servant of God" in Hebrew. In the Bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of GAD
. In John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' (1667), this is the name of a seraph who withstood Satan when he urged the angels to revolt.
ABDUL-AHAD m Arabic
Means "servant of the one" from Arabic ('abd al
) meaning "servant of the" combined with (ahad
) meaning "one, unqiue".
ABDUL BAQI m Arabic
Means "servant of the everlasting" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al)
"servant of the" combined with باقي (bāqī)
"remaining, eternal, lasting".
ABDULWAHHAB m Arabic
Means "Servant of the Bestower" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) "servant of the" combined with وهاب (wahhab) "bestower".
ABDUR RAZZAQ m Arabic
Means "servant of the all-provider" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al)
"servant (of the)" and رزاق (razzāq)
"provider, sustainer". In Islamic tradition, الرزاق (ar-Razzāq)
is one of the 99 names of ALLAH
ABEIKU m Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Fante, a dialect of Akan.
ABELLIO m Celtic Mythology, Greek Mythology
Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as APOLLO
, who in Crete and elsewhere was called ABELIOS
(Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello
, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
ABENÁMAR m Literature
Abenámar is the main character of El romance de Abenámar
anonimously written and set in 1431. Abenámar is either King Yusuf IV (Abenalmao) himself or one of his courtiers. The poem is a dialogue between Abenámar and King John II of Castille, who wishes for complete possession of Granada (that occurs only in 1492).
ABERA m Ethiopian
Means "light" or "he shines". Used as both a given name and a surname.
ABERAMA m Popular Culture
Possibly a form of ABRAHAM
, as it supposedly means "he who has many children" in Romani. It is the name of a character in the television show 'Peaky Blinders'.
ABERDEEN f & m English
Means "mouth of the Don (river)" in Scottish Gaelic. This is the name of the name of a city in northern Scotland, as well as several other cities worldwide named after the Scottish city.
ABERFORTH m Literature
Variant of Aberford
, a village in West Yorkshire, meaning "EADBURG
's ford" in Old English. This was the name of schoolmaster Albus Dumbledore's more eccentric brother in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books, released between 1997 and 2007.
ABERKIOS m Ancient Greek (?), History
Meaning unknown. It was borne by a 2nd-century saint of Phrygia in Asia Minor, a bishop and wonderworker of Hieropolis who is the subject (and probable author) of an early Christian inscription.
ABERYCUSGENTYLIS m Obscure
Aberycusgentylis Balthropp, baptized 25 January 1648 in Iver, Buckinghamshire, England, was named in honour of the Italian-born Oxford professor and jurist ALBERICO Gentili
(1552-1608) via the Latinized form of his name: Albericus Gentilis
ABHIJAT m Indian
From Sanskrit अभिजात (abhijāta
), meaning "aristocrat".
ABHORSON m Theatre
From the English word abhor
"to regard with horror or detestation". It is the name of the executioner in William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' (written in 1603 or 1604; first published in 1623).
ABI-ALBON m Biblical
Means "father of strength". In the Bible, this was one of David's thirty warriors.
ABIASAPH m Biblical Hebrew
The name Abiasaph consists of two parts. The first element is the same as the name ABI
, which occurs only as a feminine name in the Bible. It comes, however, from a word that's used most frequently as element of names, namely אב (ab
), meaning "father" added to the verb אסף (asap
), meaning "to gather." In totality, meaning "my father has gathered."
ABIATHAR m Biblical
Possibly means "my father is great" in Hebrew (in which case the second element makes it a relative of JETHRO
). In the Old Testament Abiathar was the only Jewish high priest to escape from a massacre ordered by King Saul... [more]
ABIEZER m Biblical
Means "my father is help" in Hebrew. It belonged to three men in the Old Testament–the second son of Hammoleketh, a warrior in King David's army, and the prince of the tribe of Dan.
ABIGOR m Judeo-Christian Legend
In Christian demonology, this was an upper demon ("great duke") of hell. Allegedly Abigor (also known as ELIGOR
) was the demon of war, in command of 60 legions, portrayed riding a winged or skeletal steed... [more]
ABIHAIL m & f Biblical Hebrew
Means "my father is might" or "my father is strength" in Hebrew, from אָבִי ('avi)
"my father" and חיל (khayil)
, which is related to the word חייל (khayal)
ABIHUD m Biblical
Means "the father is glory" or "father of glory". It is the name of two characters in the Bible.
ABINADAB m Biblical
Possibly means "my father is noble" or "my father is willing" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament people, including one of Saul's sons, one of Jesse's sons, one of Solomon's officers, and a Levite who housed the ark of the covenant for 20 years.
ABINADI m Mormon
From the Hebrew abi
"my father" and nadi
"present with you," meaning "my father is present with you." In The Book of Mormon, Abinadi is a prophet who preaches to a wicked king and his corrupt priests that God will come down and be with man, among other messages... [more]
ABINADOM m Mormon
Son of Chemish, Nephite historian, and Nephite warrior.
ABINASEE m Indian
The name comes from the Guru Granth Sahib Ji and it means to be imperishable or lasting forever.
ABIR m Hebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew (compare ADIR
), derived from the root of אבר (ʿabar)
"to strive upward, mount, soar, fly" (allegedly the name also means "aroma"; cf... [more]
ABIR m Indian, Bengali
From Hindi अबीर (abīr)
referring to a type of coloured powder used during the Holi festival. The word itself is ultimately derived from Arabic عَبِير (ʿabīr)
meaning "scent, perfume".
ABISHUA m Biblical
Meaning uncertain, perhaps "father of salvation" or "father of wealth". It is the name of a High priest of Israel mentioned in the Biblical books 1 Chronicles and Ezra.
ABLE m English
Either a variant of ABEL
, or from the English word able
, "having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something", ultimately from Latin habere
ABODERIN m Yoruba
Means "one who walks in the company of hunters" in Yoruba.
ABORA m Guanche Mythology
From a Guanche name for the star Canopus, which was derived from Guanche *ăbōra
"seed (of a plant)", literally "coarse-grained sorghum" (sorghum being a tall cereal grass). This was the name of the supreme god of the heavens in the mythology of the Guanche (Berber) people native to La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.
ABRAXAS m Egyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture
From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
ABROCOMAS m History
Latinized form of the given name Aβρόκoμας (Abrokomas)
, which is either the hellenized form of an unknown Persian given name, or a genuine Greek given name. In case of the latter, the name is probably derived from Greek ἁβροκόμης (habrokomēs)
meaning "with delicate hair" as well as "with luxuriant foliage"... [more]
ABRUY m Kazakh (Rare), Uzbek (Rare)
Probably derived from the Persian noun آبروی (aberuy)
meaning "reputation, standing" as well as "honour, prestige". A more literal meaning would be "the face of honour", since the word consists of the Persian noun آب (ab)
meaning "honour, reputation, standing" combined with the Persian noun روی (roy)
meaning "face" as well as "copper, brass, bronze"... [more]
ABSOLOM m English (Rare)
Variant of ABSALOM
, possibly influenced by its French form ABSOLON
. A known bearer of this name was Absolom M. West (1818-1894), an American Confederate general and state politician.
ABUBAKIR m Kazakh
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father (of)" combined with بكير (bakir)
possibly meaning "learner, student" or بَكَرَ (bakara)
meaning "to get up early" (figuratively meaning "early ripened" or "quickly learned").
ABUDI m Arabic (Rare)
Means "devoted worshiper of God" in Arabic, ultimately from Arabic عَبَدَ (ʿabada)
meaning "to worship, to venerate".
ABUKHADZHI m Chechen
From Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father" and حَاجّ (ḥājj)
meaning "pilgrim (to Mecca)".
ABUKHAN m Chechen
The first element is derived from Arabic abun
"father" (see also ABU
). The second element is possibly derived from the imperial rank Khan
that was first used among certain Turkic peoples; khan
is a contraction of khagan
which means "ruler, sovereign".
ƏBÜLFƏZ m Azerbaijani
From Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father" (see ABU
) combined with فَازَ (fāza)
meaning "to win, to triumph".
ABULKHAIR m Arabic, Kazakh, Maranao
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father (of)" combined with خَيْر (ḵayr)
meaning "goodness, good".
ABUMUSLIM m Chechen
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father" combined with مُسْلِم (muslim)
meaning "Muslim, follower of Islam".
ABUNDANTIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin abundans
"overflowing, abundant". This was the name of several Christian saints.