Armenian Submitted Names
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.
AGHUVEH m & f Armenian
Derived from the Armenian elements աղու (aghu
) "suave" and վեհ (veh
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.
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).
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".
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.
AZNAVUR m Armenian
Meaning ''bulky, offensive, sullen and tough person'', ultimately from Persian.
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]
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.
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.
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.
KNARIK f Armenian
Armenian feminine name derived from the word քնար (k'nar)
MAHITAR m Armenian
It's a very old ARMENIAN name. It means a man who is a leader in village
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".
MKRTICH m Armenian
Means "baptist" in Armenian, referring to the Biblical figure John
NANE f Armenian
Nane was an Armenian pagan mother goddess. She was the goddess of war and wisdom.
NERSEH m Parthian, Armenian (Rare)
Parthian and Armenian form of Narseh
. This name was once commonly used in Armenia, but it is extremely rare there nowadays; there are roughly a handful of men with this name in Armenia. The parallel form Nerses
is the dominant form in Armenia today, and it is commonly used there as well.
NISHAN m Armenian
Armenian name, means sign, mark, distingtive, notable, remarkable. One of the saints' name, Surp Nishan (means St Nishan)
NORAYR m Armenian
Means "new man", derived from Armenian nor
"new" combined with Armenian ayr
NUNE f Armenian
Feminine Armenian name, of the same etymological root as the Georgian Nino
RAZMIK m Armenian
From Armenian ռազմիկ (ṙazmik)
meaning "warrior, soldier", ultimately from ռազմ (ṙazm)
ROMIK m Armenian
Armenian diminutive form of Roman
(and apparently also Romeo
, after that name was introduced in the country via Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet").
SANASAR m Armenian
Sanasar Սանասար is an ancient Armenian name, which means "sacred mountain" սանա սար in armenian. It is also main character in armenian epic poem Sanuntsi Davit. In Russian it was Tra slated later as "sviatagor" which bears the same meaning "sacred mountain".
SARIG f Armenian
Means "blackbird" or "little mountain" in Armenian.
SARO m Armenian
Derived from the name of the main character in the Armenian play "Anush" who could be the equivalent of Romeo. Could also be a shortening of the name "Saribek" from turkish meaning "blonde prince".
SATENIK f Armenian, History
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Scythian or from the name of Satanaya
, an Ossetian mythological figure. Folk etymology has linked the name to the Armenian word սաթ (satʿ)
meaning "amber"... [more]
SEVAG m Armenian
Means "black-eyed" or "one with black (coloured) eyes" in Armenian.
SHAKEH f Armenian
"Cup bearer " metaphorically means "life","spiritual power" Aramaic,Armenian origin
SIRARPIE f Armenian
Name composed by "sèr" love and "arpi" sun or ether, famous bearer was Sirarpie Der Nersessian (5 September 1896 – 5 July 1989) an Armenian art historian.
SPANDARAT m Armenian (Archaic)
Armenian form of Esfandiar
via its Middle Persian form Spandadat
. A known bearer of this name was the Armenian doctor and scientist Spandarat Kamsarakan (1876-1942), who played a crucial role in establishing the Armenian Red Cross National Society.
SUREN m Armenian
Armenian name derived from Parthian surena
meaning "warrior" or sura
TACHAT m Armenian
Primarily historical Armenian masculine name derived from the ancient Iranian name element *tačata-
meaning "swift, strong", or from *Tačat-aspa
, meaning "possessing swift horses".
TARON m Armenian
Derived from Greek θάρρος (thárros)
meaning "courage, valour, bravery".
TATEV f Armenian
Feminine Armenian name taken from the name of Tatev monastery, itself taken from Eustateus
or from an apocryphal legend.
TATEVIK f Armenian
Armenian feminine name derived from Տաթև (Tatev
), the name of a monastery in southern Armenia, combined with the diminutive suffix -իկ (-ik