English (American) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in America. See also about American names.
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AALYCIA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of ALICIA (probably influenced by the name AALIYAH).
AARIN m & f English (American)
Variant of AARON or ERIN
AB m English (American)
Short form of names beginning with "Ab-" such as ABNER, ABRAHAM and ABBOTT among others... [more]
ABBIEJEAN f English (American), Popular Culture
Combination of ABBIE and Jean. Used the FX tv show 'Archer' for Lana's daughter-- the character is named after show creator Adam Reed's own grandmother.
ABNEY f & m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname ABNEY.
ACERBUS m English (American, Rare)
Means "Sarcastic, sardonic" in Latin.
ADACIA f English (American, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This name may possibly be a combination of the name ADA with any feminine name ending in -cia, such as ACACIA, ALICIA, FELICIA and PATRICIA.
ADELEIA f English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an American variant of ADELAIDE.
ADISEN f English (American)
This name is similar to Addison and Adysen but is spelled differently.
ADORABELLA f English (American, Modern, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
This name can be a derivation of the Latin adjective adorabilis meaning "adorable, worthy of adoration" as well as be a combination of the names ADORA and BELLA.
AHRON m & f English (American, Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of AARON. Ahron was given to 59 boys in 2018 per the SSA.
AIDINE f English (American)
Feminine form of AIDEN.
AIJALON m & f Biblical, English (American, Rare), African American (Rare)
From an Old Testament place name meaning "place of gazelles" in Hebrew (compare AYALA). Aijalon or Ajalon was the name of several biblical locations, including the valley in Dan where the Israelites defeated the Amorites while the sun and moon stood still in answer to their leader Joshua's prayer.
AIRIC m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of ERIC possibly influenced by the English word air. The feminine version of THAT will be AIRICA.
AIVLYN f English (American)
A variation on the name Aveline.
AJALON f & m Biblical, Biblical Latin, English (American, Rare)
Variant of AIJALON occurring in some translations of the Old Testament.
AKAYLA f English (American)
Variant of KAYLA. It has been used since 1980.
ALABAMA f English (American, Rare), Popular Culture
From the Choctaw word albah amo meaning "Thicket-clearers" or "plant-cutters", from albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear," a name the Choctaw gave to encompass their people... [more]
ALAINE f Brazilian (Rare), English (American, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare), French (Rare)
Variant of ELAINE, the spelling is influenced by ALAINA. In some cases, this could be a feminine form of ALAIN.
ALANEY f English (American, Rare)
Variant of ALANIE or ALANI, or a combination of the prefix a with LANEY.
ALANNI f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a variant of ALANI or a diminutive of a ALANNAH.
ALETHAIRE f English (American, Rare)
apparently an elaborated form of ALETHEA. This name arose among Catholics in Kentucky in the 1700-1800s.
ALEXANDIR m Ukrainian (Rare), English (American, Modern, Rare)
Ukrainian variant transcription and modern English variant of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRELLE f English (American, Rare)
Elaboration of ALEXANDRA using the suffix -elle.
ALEXANDRETTE f English (American, Rare)
Combination of ALEXANDRA with the suffix -ette.
ALEXANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of ALEXANDER.
ALFALFA m English (American)
A type of flowering plant. A notable fictional bearer of this name is Alfalfa Switzer from the series of early short films "The Little Rascals" also known as "Our Gang". There was a movie adaptation in 1994... [more]
ALICESON f English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Variant of ALISON. According to the SSA, Aliceson was given to 12 girls in 2011.
ALICIANA f English, English (American)
Elaboration of ALICIA by adding ANA. This name was given to 25 girls in 2017.
ALISCHA f Various, English (American, Rare)
Variant of ALISHA/ALICIA with the spelling possilby influenced by SASCHA or NATASCHA (See also ALISCIA).
ALLE f & m English (American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ally/ALLIE/Ali or Ale.
ALLEX m & f English (American)
Variant of ALEX.
ALLEXA f English, English (American)
Variant of ALEXA. Allexa was given to 5 girls in 2014.
ALLEXIA f English, English (American)
Variant of ALEXIA that was given to 7 girls in 2007.
ALLEXIS f English, English (American)
Variant of ALEXIS. Allexis was given to 5 girls in 2014.
ALLEXUS f English, English (American)
Variant of ALEXIS that was given to 7 girls in 2006.
ALOSIA f English (American)
Possibly a variant of ALOISIA, though it is more commonly found as a surname.
ALPHARETTA f English (American, Archaic)
Derived from the name of a suburb in the American city of Atlanta, which itself is derived from ALFARATA, the name of a fictional Native American girl in the popular 19th-century parlor song "The Blue Juniata"... [more]
ALPHINE f English (American, Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of ALPHAEUS or ALPHONSE.
ALYAS m & f English (American)
Variant of ALIAS.
AMBERLEE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of AMBERLY or a combination of AMBER and LEE (See also AMBERLYNN and EMBERLEE).
AMBERS m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Ambers.
AMBRIELLE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Blend of AMBER and BRIELLE, or a feminine form of AMBRIEL.
AMIAH f English (American)
Either a merged form of AMY and MARIAH or a variant of AMIA
AMISIA f English (American)
Variant of AMICIA meaning "friend".
ANALISSE f English (American)
Variant of ANALISE that was given to 18 girls in 2017.
ANASOFIA f English (American, Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Unaccented variant of ANA SOFÍA occasionally used in America. Also a variant of ANNASOPHIA.
ANAVAEH f English (American)
Popularity rising together with NEVAEH and NEVEAH
ANEVAY f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Of unknown meaning and origin.... [more]
ANGALEENA f English (American)
A variant of ANGELINA. A famous bearer is Angaleena Presley, a famous country singer and member of the Pistol Annies.
ANGELLY f English (American, Modern)
Modern feminine elaboration of ANGEL or a variant of ANGELIE (See also ANGELLE).
ANIFER f English (American, Modern), Brazilian, Spanish (Mexican)
The name Anifer was popularised by the Mexican telenovela 'Papá a toda madre' where it is the name of a little girl.
ANNAZELLA f English (American, Rare)
Probably a combination of ANNA with IZABELLA or a given name that ends in -sella (but then variantly spelled as -zella), such as GISELLA and ROSELLA... [more]
ANNLEE f English (American)
Combination of ANN and LEE.
APHMAU f English (American)
This name was used by a famous fictional charicter in the 21st century. This name was given by a fictional character named Aphmau.
AQUA f English (American, Rare)
Derived from Latin aqua meaning "water". It is also used in English in reference to a bluish-green colour.
ARASAYLIE f English (American)
Possibly a variant of ARACELI.
ARCHIA f English (American, Rare), African American (Rare)
Derived from the surname of Archia, which is by far the most prevalent in the United States and as such might possibly be a relatively new surname. Its meaning is currently unknown, but it is possible that it is derived from the masculine given name ARCHIE.... [more]
ARDYCE f English (American)
Variant of ARDICE or ARDIS. A notable bearer is Ardyce Bohlke (1943-2013), an American educator and politician
ARELEOUS m English (American, Rare)
This is a rare (American) English given name, which might possibly be derived from AURELIUS.
ARISTEA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of the Greek name ARISTEIDES.... [more]
ARLA f English (American)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It might be a direct adoption of the Scandinavian name ARLA; however, it is also possible that Arla arose as an elaboration or quasi-Latinization of ARLIE.
ARMSTEAD m English (American)
Transferred use of surname ARMSTEAD.
ARNELLE f English (American, Modern, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Feminization of ARNOLD or more accurately ARNEL using the French feminine diminutive suffix -elle.
ASHTIAN m English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Variant of ASHTON. Ashtian was given to 6 boys in 2017 per the SSA.
ASSYRIA f English (American)
From the Latin Assyria, from the Ancient Greek Assuria (Ἀσσυρία), from the Akkadian Aššūrāyu, from Aššur, the ancient Akkadian capital named after the East Semitic god ASHUR.... [more]
ASTORIA f English (American)
Feminine form of ASTOR.
ATHENS m & f English (American)
From the name of the capital of Greece.
ATZ m English (American, Modern, Rare)
In the case of Atz Kilcher, it is a short form of ATTILA.
AUBRIASA f English (American, Americanized, Modern)
A combination of the names Aubrey and Asa
AUDERY f English (American)
Variant of AUDREY. From 1880 to 2018, the Social Security Administration has recorded 495 babies born with the first name Audery in the United States.
AUDRIANA f English (American, Modern)
An invented name, a combination of AUDREY and ADRIANA.
AUDRIEL f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a combination of AUDREY and ARIEL (or other names ending in -riel), it first appeared in the SSA in 2003 with 5 occurrences... [more]
AUNESTY f English (American)
Variant of HONESTY. 12 girls were given this name in 2017.
AUSIANA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Newly created name, probably derived form Aussie (a shortened version of Australia) and ANA
AUSTINE m & f English (American, Rare)
Variant of AUSTIN also used as a feminine form (See also AUSTYN).
AUTHOR m English (American, Rare)
From a misapprehension of the spelling of the name ARTHUR or from the occupation.
AUTUM f English (American)
Variant of AUTUMN that was given to 14 girls in 2017.
AVAREE f English (American)
Variant of AVERY given to 31 girls in 2017.
AVARIELLA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of Ava, through ARIELLA, or otherwise a combination of these two names.
AVARIELLE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of Ava, through ARIELLE, or otherwise a combination of these two names.
AVERIANA f English (American)
Combination of AVERIE and ANA given to 12 girls in 2018.
AVERLY f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of AVERY, influenced by the spelling of KIMBERLY.
AXXEL m English (American)
Variant of AXEL. Per the SSA, Axxel was given to 16 boys in 2017.
AYLIN f English (American)
Possibly linked to the Spanish AYLÍN or the Turkish AYLIN
AYZLIN f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Americanized variant of AISLING which is traditionally said ASH-lin. Ayzlin was given to 5 girls in 2018 according to the SSA.
AZEALIA f English (American, Rare)
Variant of AZELIA. This name is borne by American rapper Azealia Banks (1991-).
AZLAND f African, English (American, Rare)
As an African name it means "powerful". As an English name, it is an alternate spelling of AZLAN which is a variant of ASLAN, a Turkish name meaning "lion"... [more]
BAINES m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Baines. This was the middle name of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
BANDIT f & m English (American, Rare), Popular Culture (Rare)
From the English word, ultimately from the late Latin bannire "to proclaim". Used by My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way and Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn-Z for their daughter.... [more]
BANNON m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Transferred from the surname Bannon.
BARLOW m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname BARLOW.
BASQUE m & f English (American, Rare)
From the English word Basque meaning "a member of a people living in the Basque Country of France and Spain".
BATHURST m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Bathurst.
BEAUTIFUL f English (American, Modern, Rare)
From the English word beautiful, ultimately from Latin bellus "beautiful, fine".
BECKEM m & f English (American)
Variant of BECKHAM. Beckem was given to 15 boys in 2017 per the SSA.
BEEBE m English (American)
From the Beebe surname.
BELLADORA f English (American, Rare)
Combination of the names BELLA and DORA.
BELVA f English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Probably from Italian belvedere meaning "beautiful view". Both this name and BELVEDERE appear in U.S. records beginning in the early 1800s, in both Northern and Southern states... [more]
BENEBELL f English (American)
Possible combination of BENE and BELL
BENEDIX m English (American, Rare)
Variant of BENEDICT, possibly transferred from a surname.
BENESSA f English (American, Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of BENICIA which was influenced by VANESSA. It might also be a combination of BEN and VANESSA or similar names ending in -essa.
BENHUR m Biblical Hebrew, Literature, English (American)
Means "son of HUR". The patronymic of the main character in the 1880 novel, 'Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ' by Lew Wallace.
BENISSA f English (American, Rare)
Combination of the popular name BEN and the suffix -issa. Influenced by MELISSA.
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