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AMELIORA f English
From the word ameliorate, which means "to make something better."
AMIA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Amaya
, a diminutive of any name beginning with Am
-, or derived from the Latin amor
meaning "love" or a feminine form of Amias
AMINADAB m Mormon (Rare), English (Puritan), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew meaning, "my kinsmen are noble." According to the genealogies of Genesis, he was born of Ram (also known as Aram) during the Israelite exile in Ancient Egypt. He was the father of Nahshon, chief of the tribe of Judah (Numbers 1:7; 2:3; 7:12, 17; 10:14)... [more]
AMORETTE f English (Modern)
Modern constructed name with the intended meaning of "little love" or "little adored one", from the French amour
meaning "love" and the common female suffix -ette
. This name is not used in France.
AMORY m English, Literature
From an English surname which was derived from the given name Amalric
. This is the name of the central character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'This Side of Paradise' (1920).
AMPLIAS f English (Archaic)
English vernacular form of Amphelisia
(see also Ampflise
), which as an English name survived until the 19th century mainly as Amplias, also as Amphillis
. All forms possibly derive from Greek ampelos
"vine" (compare Ampelio
), though Charnock suggested "speaking two languages"... [more]
AMYBETH f English (Rare)
Combination of Amy
. Amybeth McNulty (2001-present) is the main actress in 2017 Canadian TV series 'Anne with an E' as she portrays Anne Shirley Cuthbert.
ANATOLIAN m English
English form of Anatolianus
. This name was borne by a saint (who was also called Antholian) from the 3rd century AD.
ANCHOR m English
The name is either a masculine form of Anchoretta
(finally going back to the Welsh name Angharad
) or used with the literal meaning "anchor".
ANDRAEL m English
Combines Andrew + el, interpreted as "God is courageous"
ANIMUS m English (Rare)
From the Latin animus
meaning "the mind; the rational soul in man, intellect, will, courage, spirit, feeling, passion, pride, wrath, etc., the breath, life, soul". In Jungian psychology the animus is the masculine component of a feminine personality (see: Anima
ANISTON f & m English (Modern)
This given name is derived from the surname of Aniston
, for which there are several etymologies possible.... [more]
ANKER m Danish, English (Rare)
Younger form of Ankarl
and variant of Anchor
. A famous bearer is Anker Jørgensen (born July 13 1922), a Social Democratic politician, warehouse worker and former prime minister and foreign minister.
ANNISTON f English (Modern)
Derived from the name of the city of Anniston in the state of Alabama. The city was founded in the late 19th century by Samuel Noble and Daniel Tyler, who named the city after the latter's daughter-in-law, Annie Tyler... [more]
ANTHEM m & f English (Modern)
From the English word anthem
, "a rousing or uplifting song", ultimately from the Greek ἀντίφωνα (antíphōna
), a call and response style of singing.
ANTISSA f English
Antissa (Ancient Greek: Ἄντισσα) was a city of the island Lesbos (Lesvos).