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ANZAC m & f English (Australian)
An acronym, given in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps; originally those who served at Gallipoli during World War I, but now all who have served and died for Australia and New Zealand during military operations.
APACHE m English (Rare)
From Yavapai, 'epache
, "people" and sometimes derived from Zuni apachu
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. This person was very kind, beautiful, sweet, and funny. Any person with this name is very talented and their name is very unique, and so are they!
APHRAH f & m English, English (Puritan)
From the biblical place Aphrah
in the Book of Micah, meaning "dust." This name was used by Puritans, but has since become rare.
APOSTLE m & f English (Rare)
From the English word, denoting a disciple of Jesus Christ, derived from the Greek απόστολος (apostolos
) meaning "messenger".
APPLE f English (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Middle English appel
, ultimately from Old English aeppel
"apple". This name was made popular by Gwenyth Paltrow for her daughter.
APRICOT f English (Rare)
Derived from the name of the fruit, the word derives from Portuguese albricoque
or Spanish albaricoque
, from Spanish Arabic al
"the" and barḳūḳ
(from late Greek praikokion
, from Latin praecoquum
, variant of praecox
"early ripe"); influenced by Latin apricus
"ripe" and by French abricot
ARALUEN f English (Australian, Rare)
From the name of the Araluen Creek valley in southeastern Australia, which is said to mean "water lily" in a local Aboriginal language. It was borne by a short-lived daughter of the Australian poet Henry Kendall (1839-1882).
ARAVIS f English (Rare), Literature
Aravis is a main character in C.S. Lewis' The Horse and his Boy
. She is a Tarkheena, a female member of the ruling class of the fictional empire of Calormen, located far to the south of Narnia.... [more]
ARCANA f English, Sanskrit
Possibly a variant of Archana
or from the English word "arcana" meaning "specialized knowledge that is mysterious to the uninitiated; mysteries or deep sercrets; elixirs". From the Latin arcanum
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
ARDATH f Biblical, English
From the name of a field mentioned briefly in the Old Testament Apocrypha, the meaning of which is uncertain. It may relate to Akkadian ardatû
"maiden". A literary bearer was American author Ardath Mayhar (1930-2012).
ARDELL m & f English
From the traditionally Swedish surname Ardell, from an unexplained first element and the common suffix of surnames, -ell
(from Latin -elius
). Could also be a possibly variant of ARDAL
ARDISIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the genus of flowering plants that is also called coralberry or marlberry.
ARIAN m English, Croatian
Variation of Aryan
, or from the English word referring to "someone whose star sign is Aries
". Arian Foster (born 1986) is an American football player for the Houston Texans.
ARIANNY f English (Modern)
Famous bearer: ring girl and model Penelope López Márquez, who uses Arianny Celeste as her stage name. Her stage name is derived from a nickname she received as a child.
ARIE f & m English
Diminutive of name which begin with Ar-.
ARISA f English
An elaborated feminine form of ARI
or the diminutive of any name containing the element -arisa
ARKADINA f English
Feminine form of the Russian surname Arkadin
, which is probably derived from the given name Arkadiy
. A famous bearer is the daughter of Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson: Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.
ARKANSAS m & f English (Rare)
From the name of the US State. The word Arkansas itself is a French pronunciation (Arcansas
) of a Quapaw (a related Kaw tribe) word, akakaze
, meaning "land of downriver people" or the Sioux word akakaze
meaning "people of the south wind".
ARKHAM m English
Transferred use of the place name Arkham
which is a fictional city in Massachusetts used regularly by author H.P. Lovecraft. Arkham was given to 7 boys in 2018 according to the Social Security Administration.
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
ARLIA f English
There is no history to this name, it is relatively new since there is no meaning to the name in history, it shall be dubbed as meaning "I'm amazing"
ARLINGTON m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Arlington
. Notable bearer the American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson received the name rather unusually when a man from Arlington, Massachusetts was selected to pull a name out of a hat to bestow his first name, Edwin.
ARMARTIE m English (African)
A famous bearer of this name is Wayne Armartie Laryea (1952-) a British-born musician and actor with Ghanian ancestry.
ARMIE m English
Diminutive of Armand
. A known bearer of this name is American actor Armand "Armie" Hammer (b. 1986).
ARMILLA f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of ring worn as an ornament on the upper arm, derived from Latin armus
meaning "uppermost part of the arm" or "shoulder". In ancient Rome an armilla was a military decoration awarded to soldiers.
ARMISTA f English (Rare)
From the word, armistice
, meaning "an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce." See also the name Armistice
ARMORICA f English
Armorica or Aremorica is the name given in ancient times to the part of Gaul that includes the Brittany peninsula and the territory between the Seine and Loire rivers.
ARRIE f English
Used in the United States around the late 1800s and early 1900s. Similar to other popular names of the time ending in -ie
Addie, Annie, Allie, and Abbie. Possibly influenced by Ari
ARROW m & f English (Modern)
From the English word arrow
, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *h₂érkʷo-
ARVENE f & m English (Rare)
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of Arvin
, using the name suffix ene
(possibly inspired by Arline
or the French feminine suffix -ine
, a derivative of Latin -inus
ARVILLA f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Unknown, possibly related to Arvel
. In the 2007 film "Bonneville" Jessica Lange played Arvilla Holden, a widow on a road trip to deliver her late husband's ashes to California.
ARWIN m English
Possibly a variant of ARWYN
, the name of the wacky engineer on Disney Channel's 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'
ARZZIE m & f English
Diminutive of names containing the element -ars
- or -arz
ASCOT m English
Surname originating from the village of Arscott in Devon, meaning "eastern cottage" in Saxon. It can also be used to refer to Ascot in Berkshire, where the Royal Ascot race meeting is held each year.
ASHES m English (Puritan)
Referring to the story of Job and/or the phrase "dust to dust, ashes to ashes." Considered the "vulgar tongue" variant of Aphrah
ASHFORD m English (Rare)
Derived from the English locational surname Ashford
, which itself is derived from the name of one of several places called Ashford in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford
meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō
meaning "enclosure".... [more]
ASIANNA f English
Likely an elaborated form of Asia
with the popular name suffix -ana
, or just a combination of Asia and Anna
ASSURANCE m English (Puritan)
Meaning, "a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise." Referencing the promises of God in the Bible.
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
ASTER f English
From the English word of a daisy-like flower. Ultimately from a Greek word for "star" or "aster".
ASTIN m English (Modern)
From an English surname which was itself derived from a contraction of the Anglo-Norman French given name Asketin
, a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill