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AAGNEYmHinduism, Indian
Modern transcription of Agneya.
AAHLADAfSanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Nepali, Sinhalese, Parsi
MEANING - Joy, delight, pleasure, refreshing
AAHNAfHinduism
Means "being"
A'AKULUUJJUSIfInuit Mythology
A'akuluujjusi is the great creator mother among the Inuit people.
AALLOTARfFinnish, Finnish Mythology
From the Finnish aalto, meaning "wave", combined with feminine suffix tar. In Finnish mythology aallotars were mermaids.
AAMISHmIndian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali, Marathi
Means "bait, lure, something that tempts" in Sanskrit.
AANITIfSanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Nepali
MEANING : to breathe, to breath upwards ... [more]
AARAfSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Marathi, Nepali, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu
MEANING - probe, a shoemaker's awl or knife
AARIELmGnosticism
Variant of Ariel. This is the name of an angel found inscribed on an Ophitic amulet, alongside the name of the god Ialdabaoth.
AARNImFinnish (Rare), Finnish Mythology (Rare)
Finnish form of ARNE. In Finnish mythology, aarni is a spirit that guards a hidden treasure.
AASHISmSanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam
Means "blessings" in Sanskrit.
AASTIKIfSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese
MEANING : one who believes in God (theist), pious, having faith in God... [more]
AATXEmBasque Mythology, Popular Culture
Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
AAVYAfSanskrit, Indian, Hinduism
MEANING : to animate, to drive, to offer ( to gods as hymn), to protect, favour... [more]
ABADIRmNear Eastern Mythology, Coptic (Bohairic), Coptic (Sahidic), Arabic (Archaic), Harari, Somali (Archaic)
Means "mighty father". This was a Phoenician name for the highest deity. It was borne by a legendary Coptic saint who was martyred with his sister Irais (or Iraja, Herais, Rhais).
ABANmPersian Mythology, Persian
In Persian lore, this is the angel of the month of October, governing the tenth day of the month.
ABATURmJudeo-Christian Legend, Near Eastern Mythology, Arabic (Archaic)
Means literally, "father of the Uthre" in Mandaean, which translates roughly to "father of the angels," derived from aba "father" combined with uthra ('utria) "angel". In the Mandaean Gnostic cosmology, Abatur is "the third of four emanations from the supreme, unknowable deity", and the father of Ptahil, the Mandaean demiurge.
ABDIELmBiblical Hebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend, Literature
A variant transcription of Avdiel, this name apparently means "servant of God" in Hebrew (thus making it a cognate of the Arabic name Abdullah). This name is mentioned only once in the Bible, namely in 1 Chronicles 5:15 (where it is the name of a man of the Tribe of Gad)... [more]
ABELIOSmGreek Mythology
Variant of Apollo used in Crete.
ABELLIOmCeltic Mythology, Greek Mythology
Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as Apollo, who in Crete and elsewhere was called Abelios (Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
ABHIGYANmHinduism
it means "sea of knowledge"
ABIGORmJudeo-Christian Legend
In Christian demonology, this was an upper demon ("great duke") of hell. Allegedly Abigor (also known as Eligor and Eligos) was the demon of war, in command of 60 legions, portrayed riding a winged or skeletal steed... [more]
ABNOBAfCeltic Mythology
The name of an obscure Gaulish goddess, thought to be connected to Celtic abona "river" (source of Avon). The second element may be derived from either Proto-Indo-European nogʷo-, meaning "naked, nude" or "tree", or the verbal root *nebh- "burst out, be damp".
ABORAmGuanche Mythology
In the mythology of the native Guanche (Berber) people of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, this was the name of the supreme god of the heavens.
ABRAXASmEgyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture
From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
ABRAXISmJudeo-Christian Legend
Variant of Abraxas. An angel mentioned in the Gnostic tradition that appears later on Jewish amulets and in Medieval Jewish angelologies.
ABTINmPersian Mythology
Abteen or Abtin or Aubtin or Aubteen (Persian: آبتين‎‎) is a character in Shahnama (national epic of Iran), who is the father of Fereydun. His name translated in English means "The one with good thoughts, good words and good deeds"... [more]
ABUKfAfrican Mythology
In Dinka mythology (south Sudan), the first woman. She is the patron goddess of women and gardens. Her emblem is a little snake. She is the mother of Deng (Danka).
ABUNDANTIAfRoman Mythology, Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Abundantius. She was the Roman personification of abundance, prosperity and good fortune, portrayed as distributing grain and money from a cornucopia. (The mythological character has survived in French folklore as Lady Hobunde.) The name was also borne by an Italian saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.
ACADEMUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάδημος (Akademos), which apparently meant "of a silent district". This was the name of a legendary Athenian hero of the Trojan War tales, whose estate (six stadia from Athens) was the enclosure where Plato taught his school... [more]
ACAMASmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Means "unwearying." Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάμας (Akamas). In Greek mythology, Acamas was the son of Theseus and Phaedra. He took part in the Trojan War and was one of the men who hid inside the Trojan horse and was thus smuggled into the city.
ACANmNew World Mythology
The Mayan God of wine and celebration. The name means groan.
ACANTHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκανθος (Akanthos), which is derived from Greek ακανθος (akanthos), the name of a plant with large spiny leaves. The plant ultimately derives its name from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point" and Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower, blossom"... [more]
ACARNANmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκαρνάν (Akarnan), which is derived from Greek ἀκαρνάν (akarnan), which is said to mean "laurel", but can also refer to a kind of thistle. In Greek mythology, Acarnan was the son of Alcmaeon... [more]
ACASTEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἂκαστη (Akaste), which is the feminine form of Akastos (see Acastus). This name is borne by two characters in Greek mythology. One was a companion of Persephone, the other nursed the children of king Acastus of Argos.
ACASTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκαστος (Akastos), which is derived from Greek ἄκαστος (akastos) meaning "maple tree, maple wood". In Greek mythology, Acastus was the king of Iolcus, the oldest son of Pelias... [more]
ACCALIAfRoman Mythology
This is the foster mother of Romulus and Remus in Roman mythology.
ACESOfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀκεσώ (Akeso), derived from ἄκεσις (akesis) meaning "healing, curing". She was the Greek goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness); unlike her sister Panakeia (Panacea), Aceso personified the process of a curing rather than the cure itself.
ACESTESmGreek Mythology
A hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill Acestes shot his arrow with such force that it took fire. He helped Aeneas when the latter arrived on Sicily after his wanderings.
ACESTORmGreek Mythology
Comes from the surname Acestor, which was the surname for Apollo which characterises him as the god of the healing art, or in general as the averter of evil.
ACHAEMENIDESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Achaimenides. In Greek mythology, Achaemenides was one of the companions of Odysseus who remained on Sicily with the Cyclopes. When Aeneas arrived on the island, he took Achaemenides with him.
ACHAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Achaios. In Greek mythology, this was the name of the son of Xuthus, who the Achaean people regarded as their (mythical) ancestor. Other bearers of this name include Greek tragic poet Achaeus of Eretria (5th century BC) and the son of king Seleucus I Nicator (3rd century BC).
ACHAIMENIDESmGreek Mythology
Basically means "offspring of Achaimenes", derived from the hellenized Persian name Achaimenes combined with the Greek patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Also compare other Greek names that contain this patronymic suffix, such as Euripides, Simonides and Thucydides.
ACHAIOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The meaning of this name is a little uncertain; it may have been derived from Greek αχος (achos) meaning "grief, pain, woe" (also see Achilles). It is also interesting to note that there is the Greek word achaia, which was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter... [more]
ACHAMAZmCaucasian Mythology
Chechen and Ingush form of Atsamaz.
ACHELOISfGreek Mythology
Minor goddess of the moon as well as a general name for water-nymphs.
ACHELOUSmGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Achelous is the deity of the river of that name, and ruler of all rivers. He is the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys. He fought with Heracles for Deianira, a Greek princess... [more]
ACHERONmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄχεα ῥέων (áchea rhéōn) meaning "the stream of woe". Also compare Greek αχος (achos) meaning "pain". Some consider the aforementioned meaning to be folk etymology, saying that instead the name might be derived from Greek acherousai meaning "marsh-like water"... [more]
ACHLYSfGreek Mythology
Means "death-mist, mist-over-eyes" in Greek. In Greek mythology Achlys was the personification of misery and sadness as well as daemon of the "death-mist", i.e., the clouding over of the eyes preceding death... [more]
ACHTANfIrish Mythology, Celtic Mythology
The Irish heroine who bore Cormac, the king.
ACISmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latin form of Akis (Ακις), from Greek element ακις (akis) meaning "pointed object" or "little". Acis was the husband of Galatea.
ACOETESmGreek Mythology
The helmsman of a Greek ship on which the god Dionysus, disguised as a beautiful youth, was taking passage. When the sailors tried to abduct the youth, Acoetes recognized the god and resisted against their plan... [more]
ACONTEUSmGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, a friend of Perseus.
ACORANmGuanche Mythology
In the mythology of the Guanches indigenous to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, this was the name of the supreme god meaning "sustainer, he who sustains". It is probably a cognate of the name used for the supreme god on the Canarian island of Tenerife, Achamán, which is said to mean "the skies" in the extinct Guanche language... [more]
ACRATOPOTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρατοπότης (Akratopotes). In Greek mythology, he was a divine companion of Dionysus and a drinker of unmixed wine.
ACRISIUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρίσιος (Akrisios), which is possibly derived from Greek ἀκρίς (akris) meaning "locust". In Greek mythology, Acrisius was a king of Argos who enclosed his daughter Danaë in an impenetrable bronze tower (or a deep underground cave)... [more]
ACTAEONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion), which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of Aristaeus and Autonoe in Boeotia... [more]
ACTAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκταῖος (Aktaios), which may have been derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore"... [more]
ACTORmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκτωρ (Aktor), which is derived from Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr) meaning "leader", which in turn is ultimately derived from Greek ἄγω (agō) meaning "to lead"... [more]
ACTORIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Aktorion, which is a diminutive form of Aktor (see Actor).
ACUECUCYOTICIHUATIfAztec and Toltec Mythology
The Aztec goddess of the ocean, running water, and rivers, closely associated with Chalchiuhtlicue of whom she is another appearance. She is invoked by Aztec women in labor.
ACUSILAUSmGreek Mythology
Son of Cabas or Scabras, and was a Greek logographer, and he also wrote genealogies according to the Suda.
ADAMANTHEAfGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adamas) “invincible, untameable” (composed of the elements ἀ (a) “not” and δαμάζω (damazo) “I tame”). In Greek myth, she was the nymph who nursed Zeus (when Rhea gave Cronus a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus)... [more]
ADAMASTOSmGreek Mythology
Means "untamed" in Greek. This was an epithet of Hades. In Greek legend Adamastus of Ithaca was the father of Achaemenides, Odysseus' companion.
ADASTREAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adastreia, which is a variant of Adrasteia.
ADEONAfRoman Mythology
The Roman goddess who guides the child back home, after it has left the parental house for the first time and monitored its coming and going in learning to walk.
ADESHmHinduism
It stands for "order" in the universe of chaos.
ADGILIS DEDAfGeorgian Mythology
Means "the mother of locality" or "place mother", from Georgian ადგილი (adgili) meaning "place" and დედა (deda) meaning "mother". In Georgian mythology, Adgilis Deda is the goddess of fertility and livestock portrayed as a beautiful woman with silver jewelry... [more]
ADIELm & fBiblical, Hebrew, Jewish Legend
A Hebrew name meaning "ornament of God" or "God is my ornament".... [more]
ADIRAELmJudeo-Christian Legend
Apparently means "magnificence of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of a fallen angel in Jewish mysticism.
ADMETEfGreek Mythology
Means "the unbroken" or "unwedded, untamed". In Greek myth she was the daughter of King Eurystheus, for whom Herakles stole the girdle of Hippolyta. It also belonged to the naiad of a wild mountain stream (or she may have been the cloud-nymph of wild clouds and rain, or a goddess of unwedded maidens - her sister Zeuxo representing the yoke of marriage).
ADMETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἄδμητος (Admetos), from Greek ἄδμητος (admêtos) "unbroken" - a word usually reserved for oxen, hence also "wild" or "untamed". In Greek myth this was the name of a king of Pherae in Sicily, the husband of Alcestis, who died for him.
ADRAMELECHmBiblical, Near Eastern Mythology, Literature
Latin form of אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ (Adar-malik) meaning "king of fire" in Hebrew. This was the name of a Babylonian deity to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (II Kings xvii, 31). He is possibly the sun god worshipped at Sippar (Sepharvaim)... [more]
ADRASTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Greek Mythology
Latinized form of Adrastos. Traditionally translated as "nonparticipant" or "uncooperative." The king of Argos. He married his daughters to Tydeus and Polynices, both chased out of Thebes. To return his sons-in-law to their homeland, he mounted an expedition, known as the Seven Against Thebes... [more]
ADRESTIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant form of Adrastia, which is one of the various latinized forms of Adrasteia. In Greek mythology, this was the name of a war figure and goddess of revenge and balance, who often battled in war... [more]
ADRIKAfIndian, Hinduism
Means "small mountain" in Sanskrit. According to the Mahabharata, Adrika is an apsara (a female spirit of clouds and waters) who was the mother of Matsya and Satyavati.
ADROAmAfrican Mythology
The God of the Lugbara, who dwell in the area between Zaire and Uganda. Adroa had two aspects: good and evil. He was looked on as the creator of heaven and Earth, and was said to appear to a person who was about to die... [more]
ADSULLATAfCeltic Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly British adsiltia "she who is gazed at". This was the name of a river goddess worshipped by the Continental Celts. It may be an older form of Esyllt.
ADVAYmHinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese, Nepali
MEANING : not two ,without a second, only, unique, non-duality, unity, identity (especially the identity of ब्रह्म{ Brahm}, with the human soul or with the universe, or of spirit and matter) ,the ultimate truth... [more]
ADVESHAfHinduism
MEANING : not malevolent, harmless, not malicious. Here अ means not + द्वेषा means malevolent ... [more]
AEACUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰακός (Aiakos), which was either derived from Greek ἄϊσσω (aisso) meaning "to run" or from Greek αιακτος (aiaktos) meaning "lamentable, wailing"... [more]
AECHMAGORASmGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, the son of Heracles and Phialo.
AEDDANmWelsh Mythology, Celtic Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Welsh form of Áedán and diminutive of AEDD. In Welsh Legend, Aeddan was the son of Caw, a Pictish overlord. He was an enemy of King Arthur.
AËDONfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀηδών (aēdōn) "songstress" or from Greek ἀηδονίς (aēdonis) "nightingale". Also compare Greek ἀοιδή (aoidē) meaning "song". This was the name of a legendary queen of Thebes who plotted to kill her rival Niobe's son, but killed her own son accidentally... [more]
AEDOSfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αιδως (Aidos) which meant "modesty, decency". In Greek mythology, Aedos was a goddess or daimona of modesty, reverence and respect and a companion of the goddess Nemesis.
AEDUMANDAfCeltic Mythology (Latinized)
Reconstructed old Celtic form of Aimend.... [more]
AEËTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
In Greek mythology Aeëtes was the sorcerer-king of Colchis (modern Georgia), son of Helios, brother of Circe and father of Medea. During his reign, Phrixus brought the Golden Fleece to Colchis, where it was later taken by the Argonauts.
ÆFSATImOssetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Ossetian protector of wild animals, deer, boars, and mountain goats.
AEGAfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, she nursed Zeus (when Rhea gave Cronus a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus). She is sometimes a woman, sometimes a nymph, and sometimes the daughter of gods. Her name is either connected with the Ancient Greek αίξ, which signifies a "goat", or with άιξ, a "gale of wind"; and this circumstance has led some critics to consider the myth about her as made up of two distinct ones, one being of an astronomical nature and derived from the constellation Capella, the rise of which brings storms and tempests, and the other referring to the goat which was believed to have suckled the infant Zeus in Crete.
AEGAEONmGreek Mythology
God of violent sea storms in Greek Mythology and of of the Hundred-Handed Ones or the Hekatonkheires. Also called Briareus
AEGEAfGreek Mythology
She was sister to Circe and Pasiphae, and daughter of the sun. When the Titans attacked the gods of Olympus, Gaia placed Aegea in a cave to hide her shining loveliness.
AEGEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγεύς (Aigeus), which is a variant form of Aigeas. Aegeus, an Athenian king, was the son of Pandion and the brother of Pallas, Nisos and Lykos. He is best known as being the father of the hero Theseus.
AEGIALEfGreek Mythology
The daughter of Adrastus and Amphithea. She married Diomedes but was unfaithful to him during his absence.
AEGIALEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγιαλεύς (Aigialeus), which is derived from Greek αἰγιαλός (aigialos) meaning "beach, sea-shore". Also compare Greek αἴξ (aix) meaning "a tall wave"... [more]
AEGINAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αιγινη (Aigine), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps an alternative name for the plant known as Etruscan honeysuckle in English. In Greek mythology she was a naiad loved by Zeus, who abducted her in the form of an eagle, carrying her off to the island of Attica... [more]
ÆGIRmNorse Mythology
Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. Ægir was the Norse god of the sea, whom sailors both worshipped and feared, for they believed he would occasionally appear on the surface to take ships, men and cargo alike, with him to his hall at the bottom of the ocean.
AEGISTHUSmGreek Mythology
The son of Thyestes and his daughter Pelopea.
AEGYPTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Aigyptos (Αἴγυπτος), derived from Amarna Hikuptah, which corresponds to Egyptian Ha(t)-ka-ptah "temple of the soul of Ptah". Historically one of the names of Memphis, it was taken by the Greeks to be the name of the whole country.... [more]
ÆKHSÆRTÆGmOssetian Mythology, Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of a main character in the Ossetian epic Nart. He was the father of Uarkhaga, husband of Saynagon, and twin brother of Akhsara. Today, his name (along with the variants Akhsar, Akhsartag, and Akhsarbek) are commonly given to Ossetian boys.
AELLOfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄελλα (aella) "whirlwind, tempest". This was the name of a "storm-swift" harpy in Greek myth.
AELLOPOSfGreek Mythology
Means "swift-footed like a storm-wind" or "storm-footed" from Greek aella "storm wind" and pous "foot". In Greek myth this was the name of a harpy. It was also an epithet of the goddess Iris, the messenger of the gods.
AENEAfRoman Mythology, Popular Culture
Possibly from the Latin aenea meaning "bronze" or "copper", or possibly created as a feminine form of Aeneas. The name of a character in the science-fiction writer Dan Simmons' Hyperion series.
AEQUITASm & fRoman Mythology
Means "equity, equality, fairness" in Latin. During the Roman Empire, Aequitas as a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti, which also appeared on coins... [more]
AERACURAfRoman Mythology (Latinized)
She's a roman goddess (of Celtic origin) associated with Proserpina and the Roman underworld god Dis Pater. ... [more]
AERFENfWelsh Mythology
Welsh form of Aerten, the name of a Brythonic goddess of fate. Aerten is derived from Proto-Celtic *agro- "carnage, slaughter" (cf. Agrona) and *tan-nu "to broaden, to spread" or *ten-n-d-o- "to break, to cut"... [more]
AERICURAfCeltic Mythology (Latinized)
The origins of this name are uncertain; probably a Latinized form of a Celtic name, although some Latin roots have been suggested (including aes, genitive aeris, "brass, copper, bronze, money, wealth"; and era, genitive erae, "mistress of a house")... [more]
AEROPEfGreek Mythology
Possibly from an ancient name for the bee-eater, a type of bird. In Greek myth Aerope was a daughter of the king of Crete, granddaughter of Minos and wife of Atreus (to whom she was married after the death of his son and her first husband Pleisthenes - with whom she had sons Agamemnon and Menelaus)... [more]
AESACUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιςακος (Aisakos), probably meaning "branch of myrtle". In Greek mythology he was a Trojan prince (son of Priam by Alexirhoe) who loved the naiad Asterope, but, fleeing his advances, she stepped on a venomous adder and died... [more]
ÆSCHEREmAnglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and here "army". This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to King Hroðgar's most trusted adviser; Æschere is killed by Grendel's mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendel's death.
AESEPUSmGreek Mythology
A river god in Greek mythology, personifying the river and town of Aesepus (today Gönen, Turkey).
ÆSIRmIcelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic male form of Æsa. This is the name of a character in Norse mythology.
AETHALIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithalion. In Greek mythology, Aethalion was a sailor who was turned into a fish by Dionysus.
AETHALUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithalos. In Greek mythology, Aethalus is a man whose son was killed by Aeneas during the Trojan War.
AETHERmGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Aether was the personification of the upper air. It has also come to be the name of the fifth element (the heavens) in alchemy.... [more]
AETHIONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithion. In Greek mythology, Aethion was an Ethiopian chief who was killed by Perseus.
AETHONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithon. This is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being the father of Hypermestra.
AETHRAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιθρη (Aithre) meaning "bright, purer air; the sky" in Greek (from aithein "to burn, shine"). This was the name of several characters in Greek myth including the mother of Theseus, a captive of Troy, at the service of Helen until the city was besieged.
AETIONmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aition. In Greek mythology, Aetion was one of the defenders of Thebes against the Seven.
AETNAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἴτνη (Aitne), perhaps from aithein "to burn". Aetna was the Greek personification of Mount Etna, a volcano on Sicily. Its strange noises were attributed to the ironworking of Vulcan's forge.
AETOLUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
The son of Endymion. Initially he was the king of Ellis, but later he stayed in a region that was later named after him: Aetolia.
AEVALfIrish Mythology
Anglicized form of Aibell.
AEXfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιξ (Aix) meaning "goat". In Greek mythology Aex or Aega was a goat nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and he afterwards changed her into the constellation Capella... [more]
AFAGDDUmWelsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh y fagddu meaning "utter darkness". In Welsh legends this was originally a nickname belonging to the Arthurian warrior Morfran, who was so ugly and hairy that when he fought at the battle of Camlann, none of the other warriors struck him because they thought he was a devil; later legends transferred the character's ugliness and nickname to a brother, Afagddu.
AFImNorse Mythology
Old Norse name meaning "grandfather". In the Rígsþula, Afi and his wife Amma are one of the three couples the god Rígr visits.
AFRASIABmPersian Mythology, Pashto (Rare)
Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem ‘Shahnameh’.
AGAMEDESmGreek Mythology
The son of the Boeotian king Erginus. Together with his brother Trophonius he built the temple of Apollo at Delphi. The oracle told them to indulge themselves in all pleasures for six days and on the seventh their heart's desire would be granted... [more]
AGANIPPEfGreek Mythology
The name of various figures in Greek mythology. The most well known Aganippe was the name of both a fountain and the naiad associated with it. The well was created by the hooves of Pegasus and was associated with the Muses as a source of poetic inspiration... [more]
AGANJUmAfrican Mythology, Yoruba
The son of Obatala and Odudua. He marries his sister Yemaja and they produce a son named Orungan ("air").
AGASAYAfNear Eastern Mythology
Possibly means "shrieker". This was the name of an early Semitic goddess of war who was merged into Ishtar in her identity as fearless warrior of the sky.
AGATHODAEMONmGreek Mythology
Means "noble spirit". From the Greek agathos (ἀγαθὸς) 'noble' and daemon (δαίμων) 'spirit'. ... [more]
AGELAOSmGreek Mythology
The first element of this name is either derived from Greek ἀγείρω (ageiro) "to amass" or from Greek ἄγω (ago) "to guide, to lead" (also see Agis). The second element is derived from Greek λαος (laos) meaning "people".
AGELAUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agelaos. In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the suitors of Penelope.
AGENORmGreek Mythology
The king of Tyros and a son of Poseidon. He is the father of Europa and Cadmus. When Europa was abducted by Zeus, he sent his sons in search of her. It means "Heroic, manly".
AGENORIAfRoman Mythology
Goddess who endowed a child with the capacity to lead an active (actus) life. Her name is presumably derived from the Latin verb ago, agere, egi, actum, "to do, drive, go."
AGESTRATOSmGreek Mythology
Character in Greek Mythology.
AGLAUROSfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, eldest daughter of the Athenian king Cecrops.
AGLAURUSfGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from the Ancient Greek Agraulos "countryside flute".... [more]
AGLOOLIKm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Agloolik is a spirit that lives underneath the ice and gives aid to fishermen and hunters.
AGNImNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Short form of names beginning with Agi- or Egg-. In the Ynglingatal, Agni Skjálfarbondi is a legendary Swedish king, one of the Ynglingar (Swedish royal dynasty in the early Middle Ages). His wife Skalf hanged him with his own necklace.
AGREUSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek αγρεύς (agreus) meaning "hunter". In Greek mythology, Agreus is the name of one of the Panes.
AGRIUSmGreek Mythology
The son of the Calydonian king Parthaon, brother of Oeneus. This is also the name of several other characters in Greek mythology.
AGRIYAm & fIndian, Hinduism
First Best, Prime... [more]
AGRONmAlbanian, Greek Mythology
The name of an Illyrian king, husband of Teuta. She became the queen of the Illyrians after his death. Also, a youth who livedon the island of Cos. Because of the contempt he and his two sisters showed towards the gods (except Gaia), they were all changed into birds.
AGROTORAfGreek Mythology
This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, under which title she was regarded as the patron goddess of hunters. Conceivably related to Greek ἄγρᾱ (agra) "hunt, catch" and the name of the Brythonic war goddess Agrona, from old Celtic agro "battle, carnage".
AGUNDAfOssetian Mythology, Ossetian
Derived from Persian آخوند (âkhund) meaning "cleric, teacher". This is the name of a heroine in the Ossetian 'Nart' sagas and the daughter of Saynag-Aldara, an enemy of the hero Soslan.
AGUYNDÆfOssetian Mythology, Ossetian
Variant transcription of Agunda.
AGWÉmHaitian Creole, Mythology
Haitian name meaning "spirit of the sea". In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé (also spelt Goue, Agoueh, or Agive), is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors.
AHALYAfHinduism
In Hindu myth, Ahalya is the wife of a devout sage. The god Indra once made love with Ahalya. As a punishment, Ahalya's husband turned her into stone. Years later Rama lifted the spell by touching her and persuaded her husband to forgive her.
AHANTAfSanskrit, Gujarati, Indian, Nepali, Hinduism, Marathi, Hindi, Bengali
MEANING - self-consciousness
AH-CILIZmNew World Mythology
The Mayan God of Eclipses.
AHÈSfBreton Legend, Breton
The beautiful and lascivious daughter of Gralon, King of Ker-Ys. She was a magician and a princess of Cornouaille (Brittany) present in several Breton legends.
AHINSAfHindi, Sanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Marathi, Gujarati
MEANING - "non-violence ", harmlessness, safeness. Here अ means without + हिंसा means violence
AHINSAANmSanskrit, Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Kannada
MEANING - 'not-hurting ' innocuous
AHINSAKmSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Hinduism, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali
MEANING- 'not-violent', harmless, innocuous. here अ means not + हिंसक means violent
AHINSATmSanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Gujarati, Indian, Marathi
MEANING - 'not-hurting ', harmless
AHINSITmSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Punjabi, Nepali, Gujarati
MEANING- uninjured, not-harmed. Here अ means not + हिंसित means injured... [more]
AHINSYAfSanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Indian, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
MEANING - not to be hurt... [more]
AHKIYYINImInuit Mythology
In Eskimo folklore there is a skeleton-ghost named Ahkiyyini. He was always dancing when he was alive, and his skeleton comes back every so often to do a jig that shakes the ground and turns boats over in the river... [more]
AHLADINIfSanskrit, Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Indian ( Sikh ), Marathi
MEANING - causing joy or delight, delightful, a name of goddess Durga
AHTUNOWHIHOmNew World Mythology, Cheyenne
Name of a Cheyenne deity who lives under the ground, meaning "one who lives below" from Cheyenne ȧhtóno'e "under, below" and vé'ho'e "trickster, spider, white man".
AHUÑAfBasque (Rare), Basque Mythology
From the name of a mountain in the Basque region of Spain whose Basque name Ahuñamendi is derived from Basque ahuña "small goat" and mendi "mountain".... [more]
AHURAfNear Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
Referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta. Meaning, "lord" or "spirit."
AHURANIfNear Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
Means "she who belongs to Ahura" in Avestan, from the name Ahura, referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta, combined with the feminine suffix -ani meaning "companion, wife, mate"... [more]
ÁImNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ái meaning "great-grandfather, ancestor". In Norse mythology, this is the name of both a dwarf and the husband of Edda.
AIAfGreek Mythology
A Naiad associated with a well, spring or fountain of the town of Aia, also known as Kolkhis, on the Black Sea. Her name was taken from that place. According to myth she was loved and pursued by the local river-god Phasis, and saved from him by the gods who transformed her into an island bearing that name.
AIAImPolynesian Mythology
A male has this name in Hawaiian Mythology
AIDEfBasque Mythology
Derived from Basque aide "air", Aide is a supernatural entity that either helps or hinders the living. She could manifest herself in both good (gentle breeze) and evil (storm wind) forms.
AIDEKOfBasque Mythology
Aideko is the supernatural aspect of Aide (as opposed to Berezko who represents Aide's natural aspect).
AIDONEUSmGreek Mythology
The first element of this name is probably derived from Greek αἰδώς (aidōs), which can mean "reverence, awe, respect" as well as "shame". Also compare Greek αἰδέομαι (aideomai) meaning "to be ashamed"... [more]
AIDOSfGreek Mythology
The Greek goddess of shame, modesty, and humility.
AIGOKEROSmGreek Mythology
An epithet of Pan. This is also the Greek name for the astrological sign of Capricorn.
AILmSanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Hindi
Name : Ail ऐल... [more]
AILABmSanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Indian
Name - Ailab ऐलब... [more]
AILLEANNfIrish Mythology
This was the true name of the Grey-hammed Lady who, in an Irish romance, married King Arthur when she took him and his men to the Otherworld. She was the daughter of Daire (Daere in Welsh legend), a fairy king, by Rathlean... [more]
AIMENDfIrish Mythology
Irish sun godess. This name appears to be derived from Proto-Celtic aidu-mandā. The name literally means "burning stain," which may have been a byword for the notion of ‘sunburn.’ The Romano-British form of this Proto-Celtic name is likely to have been Aedumanda.
AINIAfGreek Mythology
Ainia was an Amazon who presumably accompanied Penthesilea to the Trojan War and was eventuelly killed by Achilles. She is known only from an Attic terracotta relief fragment.
AININAfGeorgian Mythology
Meaning unknown, though it is believed that her name is a corruption of the name Danina, derived from Georgian da and nana. Ainina is a Georgian goddess and in a pair with the deity Danina.
AIONmGreek Mythology
Aion comes from the Greek word "Αἰών" meaning century and is the circle encompassing the universe and zodiac. Aion is the god of eternity unlike Chronos (the god of time).
AIPALOOVIKmInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Aipaloovik is an evil sea god associated with death and destruction.
AISCHRISfGreek Mythology
Derived from aischros (αισχρός) "the one with shame".
AISHIfHinduism
Meaning God's Gift in Hindi.
AISHIKAfHindi, Sanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Gujarati, Sikh, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
MEANING "relating to lord Shiva", of divine, celestial ... [more]
AISWARANmIndian, Hinduism
Belongs to the lord; Lordly
AITAmEtruscan Mythology
The Etruscan god of the underworld. He is identical with the Greek Hades and the Roman god Pluto.
AITHALIONmGreek Mythology
Diminutive form of Aithalos, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion).
AITHALOSmGreek Mythology
Derived from either the Greek noun αἴθαλος (aithalos) meaning "thick smoke, smoky flame" or the Greek noun αἰθάλη (aithale) meaning "soot". Also compare the Greek adjective αἰθαλέος (aithaleos) meaning "smoky"... [more]
AITHIONmGreek Mythology
Diminutive form of Aithon, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion).
AITHONmGreek Mythology
Derived from the Greek noun αἰθος (aithos) meaning "fire, burning heat", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb αἴθω (aitho) meaning "to ignite, to light (up), to kindle, to burn".
AITHRAfGreek Mythology, Greek (Rare)
Original Greek form of Aethra.
AITHUSAfGreek Mythology, Popular Culture
In Greek mythology Aethusa is the daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, and lover of Apollo with whom she had Eleuther. ... [more]
AITIONmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek adjective αἴτιος (aitios) meaning "responsible" as well as "culpable, guilty, blameworthy", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun αἰτία (aitia) meaning "responsibility" as well as "guilt, blame, accusation"... [more]
AITNEfGreek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Aitne is the name of a nymph seduced by Zeus. This is also the name of one of the moons of Jupiter. Mount Aetna's name also derives from this name.
AJATARfFinnish Mythology
Possibly from Finnish ajaa, menaing "to pursue", and the ending -tar, translates to "female pursuer". She is an evil, female spirit in Finnish Mythology. She lives in the woods on the Pohjola Mountains... [more]
AJBITmMayan Mythology
One of the thirteen Mayan gods who created human beings. Ajbit assisted in the actual construction work.
AJOKmAfrican Mythology
The god of the Lotuko, a Sudanese people. It was believed that he was benevolent, but only if men chose to keep him so. Family strife was seen to be the cue for death to enter the family, and indeed a story is told of a Lotuko mother who implored Ajok to restore her dead child to life... [more]
AJTZAKmMayan Mythology
One of the thirteen Mayan gods who created human beings. He did mainly the same work as Ajbit did.
AJUTfGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Greenlandic name related to Canadian Arctic ajujuq "runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun
AJYSYTfSiberian Mythology
Means "birthgiver" or "mother of cradles" in Yakut. Ajysyt wwas the mother goddess in Yakut mythology. She was said to be present whenever one of her people gave birth, and she brought with her the soul of the child, so that a complete human being could be brought into existence.
AKASHAGAMINIfHinduism
Akashagamini generally means "Flew in the sky". The name Akashagamini is associated to God/Goddess Durga.
AKAZmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse aka, "to drive". This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
AKBULmNew World Mythology
Is a Mayan mythology name, which means, 'of the night.'
AKENmEgyptian Mythology
The custodian of the ferryboat who ferries the souls of the deceased to the Egyptian underworld of Duat, and he was also said to rule Duat in general on behalf of Osiris. He was typically depicted with the head of a ram... [more]
AKESSAMENOSmGreek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, king of Pieria and founder of the Macedonian city Akesamenai.
AKHEDmSanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Tamil, Nepali, Hindi, Sinhalese
MEANING : sorrowless; free from pain or depression . Here अ means not + खेद means sorrow, pain, affliction ... [more]
AKHEDAfMarathi, Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
MEANING : "sorrowless","not-distressed" ,"free from depression or pain" . Here अ means free from + खेद / खेदा means distress sorrow or pain... [more]
AKHLUTm & fInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Akhlut is a spirit that takes the form of both a wolf and an orca. It is a vicious, dangerous beast. Its tracks can be recognized because they are wolf tracks that lead to and from the ocean.
AĸIGSSIAĸfGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology
Greenlandic name meaning "Ptarmigan chick".
AKISmGreek, Greek Mythology
Greek form of Acis. It is rarely a diminutive of Ioakeim, Panagiotakis, Sakis or anything that sounds "aki".
AKNAfNew World Mythology, Inuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Akna ("mother") is a goddess of fertility and childbirth. ... [more]
AKOPmSanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Hinduism, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada
MEANING : free fron anger, not enraged, calm. Here अ means not + कोप means wrath, anger. It was the name of a minister of king Dasharatha... [more]
AKOPANmIndian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Telugu, Bengali
MEANING : not irascible, one who is not ill-tempered, not irritable. Here अ means not, without + कोपन means anger, irritation
AKOPINmSanskrit, Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
MEANING : not wrathful, free from anger, not irritating . Here अ means without + कोपिन् means anger, irritation
AKOPINIfSanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Hinduism, Nepali, Sinhalese, Assamese
MEANING : not wrathful, free from anger, not irritating . Here अ means without + कोपिन् / कोपिनी means anger, irritation
ÄKRÄSmFinnish Mythology
The God of Fertility and the turnip in Finnish Mythology. He was also the protector of beans, peas, cabbage, flax and hemp.
AKRODHINmSanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Hinduism, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati
MEANING : not passionate, free from anger, calm-minded. Here अ means free from + क्रोधिन् means wrath, anger
AKRODHINIfSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Nepali, Kannada, Tamil
MEANING : not passionate, free from anger, calm-minded. Here अ means free from + क्रोधिनी means wrathful, angry female
AKROORIfSanskrit, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hinduism, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Nepali
MEANING : Gentle, Kind-hearted. Here अ means not + क्रूरी means cruel
AKRUDDHmSanskrit, Hindi, Nepali, Hinduism, Marathi
MEANING : not angry, not irritated. Here अ means not क्रुद्ध means angry
AKRUDDHAfSanskrit, Indian, Hinduism, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati, Sinhalese, Nepali
MEANING : not angry, not irritated. Here अ means not क्रुद्धा means angry
AKSHATAfIndian, Sanskrit, Hinduism, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Indian (Sikh)
" unhurted "; "uninjured " ;"virgin "
AKSHITAfSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
"Undecayed " ; "Uninjured "; "Imperishable "
AKSHITIfSanskrit, Indian, Marathi, Hinduism, Hindi
"Imperishableness " ; "Imperishable "
AKTAIEfGreek Mythology
Means "shore, headland" in Greek. In Greek myth Aktaie was one of the fifty Nereids or goddesses of the sea, particularly responsible for the seashore.
AKYCHAmInuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Akycha is a solar deity worshipped in Alaska.
ALABANDUSmGreek Mythology
Means "horse victory". From the Carian ala 'horse' and banda 'victory'. In Greek mythology he was a Carian hero, son of Euippus and the naiad Callirrhoe, and through Callihrrhoe the grandson of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys... [more]
ALÆGATÆmOssetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a general of the Narts in the Ossetian Nart epic.
ALAHTINfNew World Mythology
The name of the Chumash goddess of the moon who also governs over purification, health and menstruation.
ALAKSHMIfIndian (Rare), Hinduism
The name of the older sister of Lakshmi and the Hindu goddess of misfortune. She is sometimes viewed, according to one source, as another avatar of a form of the goddess Kali. It is derived from a, a negative participle, and the name Lakshmi, meaning "one who is not the goddess Lakshmi".
ALALAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀλαλή (alalē) meaning "war-cry, battle-cry". This onomatopoeic name belonged to the female personification of the war-cry in Greek mythology. She was an attendant of the war god Ares, whose war-cry was her name: Alale alala.
ALARmSanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Hinduism, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Punjabi, Nepali, Marathi
MEANING - door; a kind of Aloe plant ; Name of preceptor of lord Buddha... [more]
ALARDYmOssetian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the Ossetian lord of smallpox who had to be placated.
ALASTORmGreek Mythology
Means "avenger" in Greek. ... [more]
ALATORmCeltic Mythology, Roman Mythology
An epithet of Mars found on an altar at South Shields in England, and on a votive plaque found in Hertfordshire in England. There is disagreement of its meaning, with some academics interpreting it as "hunstman" and others as "cherisher"... [more]
ALAUNUSmCeltic Mythology
Also a Gaulish god of healing and prophecy, who was venerated in the areas of Mannheim (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria).
ALAWĪDAZmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse element ala ("entire; all") combined with one of several possible elements: vīðr ("wide, far, extensive"), viðr ("forest, wood, tree") or veðja ("engage, stake, wager").... [more]
ALAWINIZmNorse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse elements ala ("entire, all") and vinr ("friend"). This might be the by-name of a god in Norse mythology.
ALBIORIXmCeltic Mythology
A name given on an inscription at Avignon to a Celtic war god, who may have been Tiwaz (see Tyr) or Teutates' (Latinized form of Toutatis). Said to mean "king of the world".
ALBUNEAfRoman Mythology
A Roman nymph of the sulfuric spring near Tibur (the current Tivoli).... [more]
ALCANDERmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alkandros. This name was borne by different figures in Greek mythology.
ALCATHOUSmGreek Mythology
The son of Pelops and Hippodamia. The king of Megara, Megareus, gave him the hand of his daughter for his services and named him his successor. With the assistance of Apollo, Alcathous rebuilt Megara's walls.... [more]
ALCESTISfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Alkestis, which literally means "valiant, courageous", derived from alke "protection, help, strength, power". In Greek myth she was a princess who offered to die in her husband Admetus' place... [more]
ALCIDICEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἀλκιδίκη (Alkidike), which is derived from Greek αλκη (alke) "strength" combined with Greek δικη (dike) meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage"... [more]
ALCIMEDEfGreek Mythology
Meaning "mighty cunning." The mother of Jason.
ALCINOUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alkínoös, which is said to literally mean "mighty mind". This was the name of the king of the Phaeacians, who was also the father of Nausicaa. He welcomed Odysseus (Odyssey VI, VII, VIII), and also the Argonauts on their return voyage were given a heartwarming welcome when they came to his island.
ALCMAEONmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized), Theatre
Latinized form of Alkmaion. This occurs in Greek mythology belonging to the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle.
ALCYONEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλκυονεύς (Alkyoneus), which is the masculine form of Alkyone (see Alcyone). This name was borne by four characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a Thracian Giant... [more]
ALDAFAÐIRmNorse Mythology
Means "all-father", derived from Old Norse elements ala ("entire, all") and faðir ("father"). This is a by-name for Odin in Norse mythology.
ALDEBARANmAstronomy, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Arabic الدبران (al-Dabarān) meaning "follower" (from دبر (dábar) "to turn one's back"). This is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, presumably so named because it appears to follow the Pleiades rightward across the night sky... [more]
ALECTRONAfGreek Mythology
An early goddess who was a daughter of the sun. It is speculated by some that she was possibly a goddess of the morning, or of man's waking sense, which causes him to wake up in the morning; the Doric form of her name is akin to the Greek word for "rooster" (Alectrona, the feminine genitive of Αλεκτορ, Alektor, the Greek word for "rooster"), while the Greek form Electryone is akin to the word for "amber" (Ἠλέκτρα, Elektra), as in the amber color of sunrise (as opposed to sunset, implied by Helios being her father); naturally, either of which would be an appropriate name for a solar goddess.
ALECTRYONmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The Ancient Greek word for "rooster". In Greek mythology, Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite.
ALEKTORmGreek Mythology
Means "rooster" in Ancient Greek. This was the name of several men in Greek mythology.
ALEMONAfRoman Mythology
Roman birth deity that feeds the embryo or generally nourished growth in utero.
ALEMONIAfRoman Mythology
Perhaps related to Greek ἀλήμων (ălēmon) "a wanderer, rover". In Roman mythology, Alemona or Alemonia was a minor, tutelary goddess of the fetus, the entity responsible for feeding the unborn child (i.e., nourishing growth in utero).
ALEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλεός (Aleos), which is derived from Greek ἀλέομαι (aleomai) meaning "to avoid, to divert". Also compare Greek ἀλεείνω (aleeinō) meaning "to avoid, to shun"... [more]
ALEXIARESmGreek Mythology
Means "he who wards off war" in Greek. From the elements alexi (compare Alexander) and ares (compare Ares). This name belonged to one of the divine sons of the Greek hero Herakles and the goddess Hebe, to whom he was wed following his apotheosis... [more]
ALEXICACUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλεξίκακος (Alexikakos), which meant "averting evil" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and κακη (kake) "evil". This was an epithet of the Greek hero Herakles, also applied to the gods Zeus and Apollo... [more]
ALEXIRHOEfGreek Mythology
The name of a naiad of the springs of the River Grenikos on Mount Ida who was loved by a Trojan king, Priamos. As a name Alexirhoe means "averting flow".
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