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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]
ALGY m English
Diminutive of Algernon
, used in the play The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde.
ALIAS m English (Modern)
Variant of Elias
. It coincides with the English alias
meaning "a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name".
ALIFAIR f English (Rare), Romani
Variant of Alafare
. It was borne by a victim of the American Hatfield–McCoy feud: Alifair McCoy (1858-1888), daughter of feud patriarch Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy.
ALIONA f Russian, Ukrainian, English (Rare)
Variant transcription of Alyona
. Known bearers of this name include the Russian-Kazakhstani professional dancer Aliona Vilani (b. 1984), the Moldovan singer Aliona Moon (b. 1989) and the Ukrainian-born German pair skater Aliona Savchenko (b... [more]
ALMANDINE f English (Rare)
The name of a mineral belonging to the garnet group. It is an alteration of the French alabandine
, from the Latin alabandina
, from the ancient in Caria, Anatolia (modern day Turkey), Alabanda (Αλαβάνδα), which was known for producing dark marbles and garnet-like stones... [more]
ALMEDA f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida
, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina
"the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda
, a topographic name from Spanish alameda
"poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo
ALMINA f English
Possibly a diminutive form of Alma
or a variant form of Elmina
. This name was borne by the English aristocrat Almina, Countess of Carnarvon (1876-1969) - she was the wife of George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923), who was involved in the discovery and excavation of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.
ALOE f English (Modern, Rare)
Aloe is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe", so called because it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called "aloe vera" for assorted pharmaceutical purposes.
ALOUETTE f English, Popular Culture
From the French word for skylark, a small bird. It is also the name of a popular French Canadian children's song about plucking the feathers off a skylark.
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]
ALPHIA f English (Rare)
Contracted form of Adelphia
, which itself is a short form of Philadelphia
. However, in some cases, this name is a feminine form of the English masculine name Alfie
. A recent example of this is the 18th child born to the Radford family, who were featured in a Channel 4 documentary... [more]
ALPINE m & f English
Variant of Alpin
or from the English word alpine
meaning "of, relating to, or inhabiting mountains, especially above the timber line".
ALSTON m English
From a surname which was either from the medieval personal name Alstan
or from various English places called Alston or Alstone. They are composed of an Old English personal name combined with the element tun
"settlement" (for example, Alstone means "Ælfsige
's settlement"), with the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Norse personal name Hálfdan
ALTHAM m English
Transferred use of the surname Altham
. A locational name from the parish and village of Altham on the river Henburn in North East Lancashire.
ALTO m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus
'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton
ALVERDINE f English
Apparently a feminized form of Alfred
via the Latin Alvredus
. 'Used from time to time in the 19th century, and has been noted in the 20th century as Alvedine
ALVERNE m English
Derived from the Manor of Alverton on the west side of Penzance in Cornwall. The first person with this name is likely to be Edward Alverne Bolitho born 1842.
AMARANTH f English
From the name of the amaranth flower, which is derived from Greek αμαραντος (amarantos
) meaning "unfading".
AMARNA f English (Rare)
The use of Amarna as a name is likely derived from the Egyptian archeological site of Amarna (also known as el-Amarna or Tell el-Amarna, لعمارنة). The city is located on the east bank of Nile River in the Egyptian province of Minya... [more]