are used in the country of Armenia in western Asia, as well as in Armenian diaspora communities throughout the world.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACH'IK f Armenian
Derived from the diminutive form of աչ (ačʿ)
, a poetic term meaning "eye".
AGHASI m Armenian
From Ottoman Turkish آغا
(ağa) meaning "agha (an honorific for high officials)".
AGHUVEH m & f Armenian
Derived from the Armenian elements աղու (aghu
) "suave" and վեհ (veh
AGHVAN m Armenian
Means "Caucasian Albanian" in Armenian. Caucasian Albania was an ancient country in the Caucasus, not connected to the modern state in the Balkans.
ALVARD f Armenian
Derived from Armenian ալ (al
) mean "bright red" and վարդ (vard
) meaning "rose".
ANDRANIK m Armenian
Derived from Armenian andranik
"older, senior", this being in the context of a family's first-born son.
ANTARAM m Armenian
From the Armenian word անթառամ
(antʿaṙam) meaning "unfading, brilliant, everlasting, doesn't wilt". This is the Armenian version of Amaranth
ANUSHAVAN m Armenian
Means "sweet town" from Armenian անուշ (anuš)
meaning "sweet" combined with ավան (avan)
"town, village". Originally, it was formed from Avestan anaoša
meaning "immortal" and urvan
"soul", though it was also interpreted as meaning "slogan" or "adoring, loyal" or derived from a word meaning "coconut".
ARAKEL m Armenian (Rare)
Derived from the Armenian word arak'eal
, which literally means "sent", but signifies "apostle" in its original context, as it is a calque from Greek apostolos
(e.g. Tovmas Arakael, which means Thomas the Apostle).
ARAMAYIS m Ancient Armenian, Armenian
From Old Median *Rāmanīsah
which meant "one who strives for peace" or "one who strives for joy" from Proto-Iranian *rāma
- "joy, peace" and *ais
- "to strive".
ARISTAKES m Ancient Armenian, Armenian
Possibly an Armenian form of Aristarchos
, or perhaps from a Middle Persian word meaning "resurrection of the dead" (Persian رستاخیز (rastâxiz)
). This was borne by a 4th-century Armenian saint who was a son of Gregory the Illuminator (the religious leader traditionally credited with Christianizing Armenia)... [more]
ARP’ENIK f Armenian
Derived from արփենի (arpʿeni)
meaning "solar, bright, luminous".
ARTAVAZD m Armenian
Armenian form of Artavazda
(also see Artavasdes
). Known bearers of this name include Armenian film director Artavazd Peleshyan (b. 1938) and Armenian soccer player Artavazd Karamyan (b. 1979).
ASHOT m Armenian
Meaning uncertain, though it is possibly derived from Armenian աշխարհ (ašxarh)
meaning "world, universe".
ASPET m Armenian
Means "knight" in Armenian. Used in the 12th–14th centuries.
ASTRIK f Armenian
Means "little star" in Armenian, from Greek aster
meaning "star" and the diminutive ik
AŠXEN f Armenian
Feminine Armenian given name with a number of possible meanings and etymologies - firstly, from the Ossetian æхсин
meaning "lady, mistress", or otherwise from Middle Median *xšay-
, meaning "to shine" or the Ossetian æхсид
AVRORA f Armenian (?), Azerbaijani (?), Bulgarian, Georgian (?), Russian, Slovene (?), Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian, and Ukrainian form of Aurora
. This form is also used in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Slovene, and Georgian to refer to the Roman goddess.
AYTSEMNIK f Armenian (Rare)
Means "little roe deer", from Armenian այծեամն (ayceamn
) meaning "roe deer" and a diminutive suffix.
AZATUHI f Armenian
Derived from ազատ (azat)
meaning "noble" or "free, independant".
AZNAVUR m Armenian
Meaning ''bulky, offensive, sullen and tough person'', ultimately from Persian.
BABAJAN m Armenian (Rare)
Means " soul, friendly" in Armenian. Until the end of the last century, it was a rather common name, but it is still being forgotten, but Babajanyan
’s surname is still preserved.
DEZIK f Armenian
Derived from դեզ (dez)
meaning "haystack, stack, pile".
DZOVINAR f Armenian (Rare)
Armenian name meaning "siren", from the word Ծովինար (dzovinar)
and ultimately linked to the word ծով (dzov)
GAGIK m Armenian
Possibly derived from Armenian գագաթ (gagatʿ)
meaning "summit, peak, top (of a mountain)" or from the Assyrian word gag
combined with the Armenian suffix -ik
both of uncertain meaning... [more]
GALUST m Armenian
Shortening of the Armenian word Հոգեգալուստ
(Hogegalust) meaning "Pentecost".
GARNIK m Armenian
It is Armenian name. "Garnik" means modest. It comes from garn (sheep) and -ik suffix. N is removed then we get Garnik.
GARSEVAN m Armenian (Rare), Georgian (Rare)
The meaning and origin of this name are uncertain, though the name looks like it may possibly be of Persian origin. In that case, it may be related to Garsivaz
. I have also come across a source that claims that the name means "stony black monastery" in Old Armenian, derived from the Old Armenian elements քար (k'ar)
"stone, rock" combined with սեւ (sev)
"black" and վան (van)
"monastery" (also see my comment for Sevan
GAYANE f Armenian
Armenian form of Gaiana
, which is the feminine form of Gaianus
. This name was borne by an Armenian saint from the 5th century AD.
GNEL m Armenian
From the Armenian word գնել
(gnel) meaning "to buy, gain, earn".
HAYARPI f Armenian
Feminine Armenian feminine name derived from հայ (hay)
meaning "Armenian" and արեւ (arev)
HERAKLIT m Armenian (Rare), Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene, Ukrainian
Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene and Ukrainian form of Herakleitos
via its latinized form Heraclitus
HRACHYA m & f Armenian
Modern form of the Old Armenian name Հրաչեայ (Hračʿeay)
, which was derived from Old Armenian հուր (hur)
meaning "fire" and աչք (ačʿkʿ)
"eyes, sight" (literally, "fire-eyed" or "eyes of fire")... [more]
HRAYR m Armenian
Means "fiery man", derived from Armenian hur
"fire" combined with Armenian ayr
HRIPSIME f Armenian
Rhipsime, sometimes called Hripsime, Ripsime, Ripsima or Arsema (died c. 290) was a martyr of Roman origin; she and her companions in martyrdom are venerated as the first Christian martyrs of Armenia.
IMASTUHI f Armenian
Derived from իմաստ (imast)
meaning "sense, meaning, understanding, judgement, knowledge, thought".
ISAHAK m Armenian (Archaic)
Derived from Իսահակ (Isahak) by dropping the first letter. Իսահակ (Isahak) was considered a more scholarly form of Isaac
, whereas Սահակ (Sahak
) was a popular form.
KARAPET m Armenian Mythology, Armenian
Karapet is a pre-Christian Armenian mythological character usually represented as a glittering long-haired thunder-god with a purple crown and a cross.... [more]
KNARIK f Armenian
Armenian feminine name derived from the word քնար (k'nar)
MADLEN f Armenian, Croatian (Rare), German (Rare), Bulgarian, Medieval German, Polish, Alsatian, Hungarian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Alsatian, and German variant of Madeleine
as well as a Hungarian borrowing of this name as well as a medieval German contracted form of Magdalena
MAHITAR m Armenian
It's a very old ARMENIAN name. It means a man who is a leader in village
MANKASAR m Armenian
Means "head of children, school-master, teacher" in Armenian.
MARAT m Russian, Armenian
From the French surname Marat
, in honor of Jean-Paul Marat. Marat
is a Gallicized version of Mara
, the surname of Marat's Sardinian father.
MARGAR m Armenian
From the Old Armenian word մարգարէ
meaning "prophet". First attested in 1269.
METAKSYA f Armenian (Rare)
Feminine Armenian name derived from մետաքսյա (metak’sya)
, meaning "silken", idiomatically meaning someone with a gentle and pleasant character.
MGRDICH m Armenian
Alternative form of Migirdich
. Means "Baptist" in Armenian, from Hovhannes Mgrdich (John the Baptist) in Christian tradition. Generally shortened to Mgo
. Eastern Armenian equivalent is Mkrtich
MKHITAR m Armenian
From Old Armenian մխիթար (mxitʿar) meaning "comfort, consolation, solace".