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AELIAN m English, History
English form of Aelianus
. A bearer of this name was Claudius Aelianus - often called Aelian in English - a Roman author and philosopher from the 3rd century AD.
AEONE f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ione
, borne by British singer-songwriter Aeone Victoria Watson (1959-).
AETA f English (British)
This name derives from the a palm tree called the Aeta Palma (Mauritia Flexuosa), discovered in British Guiana and named by a the botanist William Davis Lamb who then used the name for his daughter.
AFTON m & f English
From a surname which was originally derived from an English place name. It is also the name of a river in Scotland, and it coincides with the Swedish word meaning "evening".
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.
AIRELLE f French (Rare), English (Rare), Literature
Derived from airelle
, the French name for the plant genus Vaccinium. The French derived the name from Portuguese airella
, which in turn was derived from Latin atra
"dark, black, gloomy".
AIRIANNA f English (Modern)
Variant of Arianna
. It was given to 23 girls born in the United States in 2011 (Aireanna: 20; Airiana: 19; Airyana: 15; Aireona: 13; Aireonna, Airyanna: 10 (each); Airyonna: 5).
AIRLIE f English (Modern)
Transferred use of the surname Airlie
. Meaning unknown, probably of Scottish origin as a variant of Errol
. A place name in countries including Australia, Scotland and the US, for example Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia and Airlie Castle in Scotland.
AIYAH f English
Perhaps a variant of Aya
or a diminutive of a name containing the element/sound.
AKRON m English
An English place name, from a Greek word meaning "an elevation" or "point."
ALASKA f English
From Aleut alaxsxaq
"object to which the action of the sea is directed" or "mainland". It is the name of a US state.
ALAYA f Indian, English
Means "dwelling, abode". From the Buddhist term ālaya-vijñāna
'storehouse consciousness' as developed by the Yogācāra school of Indian Buddhism, referring to the place where a person's karma resides, the eighth level of consciousness that provides the base for the previous seven... [more]
ALBANIA f English
From the name of the country in the Balkans, as well as various other places, perhaps ultimately from a pre-Indo-European word *alb
meaning "hill" or from the Indo-European root *alb
"white" (see Albus
ALBION m English
From the ancient name of Great Britain, which is said to have been inspired by the White Cliffs of Dover. The word is ultimately of Celtic origin (of which the meaning is not entirely certain), but it is etymologically related to Latin albus
ALCHEMY f & m English
From the English word "alchemy" referring to "the causing of any sort of mysterious sudden transmutation" or "the ancient search for a universal panacea, and of the philosopher's stone, that eventually developed into chemistry".
ALDER m English
A surname used as a forename. It is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and either comes from the personal name Aethelhere
, meaning “noble army”, the personal name Ealdhere
meaning “old army”, or from the tree named alder.
ALDRIAN m English
Can be a combination of Al
, a variant of Adrian
, which is influenced by the Germanic element ald
meaning "old," or a name derived from the surname of the same name which might be a variant of Aldrin or Aldren.
ALDWYN m English
Modern form of Ealdwine
. A known bearer of this name is Aldwyn Sappleton (b. 1981), a Jamaican track and field athlete.
ALERON m English
Borrowed from French aileron
, diminutive of aile
(“wing”), also refers to the extremities of a bird's wings used to control their flight.