Feminine Names

gender
usage
Aada f Finnish
Finnish form of Ada 1.
Aafje f Dutch
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element alf "elf".
Aalis f Medieval French
Old French form of Alice.
Aaliyah f Arabic, English (Modern), African American (Modern)
Feminine form of Aali. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah. This name received a boost in popularity after she released her debut album in 1994, and also in 2001 after her untimely death in an airplane crash.
Aamina f Arabic, Eastern African, Somali
Alternate transcription of Arabic آمنة (see Aminah 1), as well as the Somali form.
Aaminah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آمنة (see Aminah 1).
Aamu f Finnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
Aanakwad m & f Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "cloud" in Ojibwe.
Aaren m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of Aaron.
Aarthi f Tamil
Tamil form of Aarti.
Aarti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a Hindu ritual in which offerings of lamps or candles are made to various gods, derived from Sanskrit आरात्रिक (aratrika).
Aase f Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of Åsa.
Aava f Finnish
Means "wide, open" in Finnish.
Abbey f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abbi f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abbie f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abby f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abeba f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
Abena f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
Abene f Basque (Rare)
Derived from Basque abe meaning "pillar". It is a Basque equivalent of Pilar.
Abeni f Western African, Yoruba
Means "we prayed and we received" in Yoruba.
Aberash f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
Abha f Indian, Hindi
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
Abhilasha f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Abhilash.
Abi f English
Diminutive of Abigail (typically British).
Abia m & f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of Abijah.
Abiah m & f Biblical
Variant of Abijah, which also appears in the English Bible.
Abidemi m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born in my absence" in Yoruba. It is typically given to children born when the father is away.
Abigaíl f Spanish
Spanish form of Abigail.
Abigail f English, Biblical, Biblical German, Biblical Italian, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
Abigél f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Abigail.
Abijah m & f Biblical
Means "my father is Yahweh" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah (also known as Abijam).
Abilene f English (Rare)
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It is probably from Hebrew אָבֵל ('avel) meaning "meadow, grassy area". It has occasionally been used as a given name in modern times.
Abimbola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "born to me with wealth" in Yoruba.
Abiodun m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
Abiola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
Abioye m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
Abishag f Biblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Abishag is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
Abital f Biblical
Means "my father is dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
'Abla f Arabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
Abosede f Western African, Yoruba
Means "comes with the start of the week" in Yoruba, given when the child is born on Sunday.
Abrar f & m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. It is typically feminine in the Arab world, and typically masculine in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
Abril f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of April.
Acacia f English (Rare)
From the name of a type of tree, ultimately derived from Greek ἀκή (ake) meaning "thorn, point".
Acantha f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
Achieng f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Ochieng.
Ada 1 f English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names such as Adelaide or Adelina that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
Ada 2 f Turkish
Means "island" in Turkish.
Adaeze f Western African, Igbo
Means "eldest daughter of the king" in Igbo.
Adah f Biblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
Adair m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Edgar.
Adalet f Turkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".
Adalgard f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Edelgard.
Adalheidis f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Adelaide.
Adaline f English
Variant of Adelina.
Adallindis f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
Adalyn f English (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular name suffix lyn.
Adalynn f English (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular name suffix lynn.
Adamina f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Adam.
Adanna f Western African, Igbo
Means "eldest daughter of the father" in Igbo.
Adannaya f Western African, Igbo
Means "eldest daughter of her father" in Igbo.
Adara f Hebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.
Addie f English
Diminutive of Adelaide, Adeline, Addison and other names containing the same sound.
Addilyn f English (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular name suffix lyn.
Addison f & m English
From an English surname meaning "son of Adam". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.
Addy 1 f English
Diminutive of Adelaide, Adeline, Addison and other names containing the same sound.
Addyson f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Addison.
Ade 1 m & f Western African, Yoruba
From Yoruba adé meaning "crown", also a short form of other names beginning with this element.
Adebola m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets wealth" in Yoruba.
Adebowale m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has returned home" in Yoruba.
Adedayo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
Adél f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adela.
Adéla f Czech
Czech form of Adela.
Adela f English, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
Adelaida f Spanish
Spanish form of Adelaide.
Adélaïde f French
French form of Adelaide.
Adelaide f English, Italian, Portuguese
Means "noble type", from the French form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and heid "kind, sort, type". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Otto the Great. In Britain the parallel form Alice, derived via Old French, has historically been more common, though this form did gain some currency in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.
Adelais f Ancient Germanic
Shortened form of Adalheidis.
Adelajda f Polish
Polish form of Adelaide.
Adèle f French
French form of Adela.
Adele f German, English, Italian
Form of Adela used in several languages. A famous bearer was the dancer and actress Adele Astaire (1896-1981). It was also borne by the British singer Adele Adkins (1988-), known simply as Adele. Shortly after she released her debut album in 2008 the name reentered the American top 1000 chart after 40-year absence.
Adelė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Adela.
Adelheid f German, Dutch (Rare)
German and Dutch form of Adelaide.
Adelia f English, Spanish
Elaborated form of Adela.
Adélie f French
Elaborated form of Adèle. Adélie Land in Antarctica was named in 1840 by the French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville in honour of his wife Adèle (who was sometimes called Adélie).
Adelina f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
Adeline f French, English
French and English form of Adelina.
Adelita f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of Adela. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.
Adella f English
Variant of Adela.
Adelle f English
Variant of Adele.
Adelma f Italian (Rare), Literature
Feminine form of Adelmo. This name was used by Carlo Gozzi for a character in his play Turandot (1762).
Adelyn f English (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular name suffix lyn.
Adelynn f English (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular name suffix lynn.
Adena f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Adina 1.
Adenike f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown is to be cared for" in Yoruba.
Adeola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown of wealth" in Yoruba. It is also a surname.
Aderyn f Welsh (Rare)
Means "bird" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
Adetokunbo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown returns from over the sea" in Yoruba.
Adhara f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.
Adhiambo f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Odhiambo.
Adi 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
Adila f Arabic
Feminine form of Adil.
Adile f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Adil.
Adina 1 m & f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
Adina 2 f Romanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a short form of Adelina.
Adisa m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "bundled up and set to dry" in Yoruba.
Aditi f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
Adna f Bosnian
Feminine form of Adnan.
Adoración f Spanish
Means "adoration" in Spanish. This name refers to the event that is known in Christian tradition as the Adoration of the Magi, which is when the three Magi presented gifts to the infant Jesus and worshipped him.
Adorinda f Esperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
Adrastea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adrasteia. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
Adrasteia f Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Adrastos. In Greek mythology this name was borne by a nymph who fostered the infant Zeus. This was also another name of the goddess Nemesis.
Adria f English
Short form of Adriana.
Adriana f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Bulgarian, English, Dutch
Feminine form of Adrian. A famous bearer is the Brazilian model Adriana Lima (1981-).
Adrianna f English, Polish
Feminine form of Adrian.
Adrianne f English
Feminine form of Adrian.
Adriene f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of Adriana.
Adrienn f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Adrian.
Adrienne f French, English
French feminine form of Adrian.
Adrijana f Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of Adrian.
Adsila f Indigenous American, Cherokee
From Cherokee ᎠᏥᎳ (atsila) "fire" or ᎠᏥᎸᏍᎩ (atsilunsgi) "flower, blossom".
Adva f Hebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
Adwoa f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
Adzo f Western African, Ewe
Ewe form of Adwoa.
Æbbe f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Ebba 2.
Aegle f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αἴγλη (Aigle), which meant "light, radiance, glory". This was the name of several characters in Greek myth, including one of the Heliades and one of the Hesperides.
Ælfflæd f Anglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements ælf "elf" and flæd "beauty".
Ælfgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.
Ælfswiþ f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
Ælfþryð f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Elfreda.
Ælfthryth f Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see Elfreda).
Aelia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aelius.
Aeliana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aelianus.
Aelita f Literature, Russian, Latvian
Created by Russian author Aleksey Tolstoy for his science fiction novel Aelita (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. In the book, the name is said to mean "starlight seen for the last time" in the Martian language.
Aella f Greek Mythology
Means "whirlwind" in Greek. In Greek myth this was the name of an Amazon warrior killed by Herakles during his quest for Hippolyta's girdle.
Aemilia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Aemiliana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see Emiliano).
Aenor f Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning. This was the name of the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Aeron m & f Welsh
From the name of the Welsh river Aeron, itself probably derived from the hypothetical Celtic goddess Agrona. Alternatively, the name could be taken from Welsh aeron meaning "berries".
Aerona f Welsh
Variant of Aeron.
Aeronwen f Welsh (Rare)
Combination of Aeron and the Welsh element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
Aeronwy f Welsh (Rare)
Extended form of Aeron.
Æðelflæd f Anglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty". Æðelflæd was a 10th-century queen of Mercia.
Æðelþryð f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
Afaf f Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
Afërdita f Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
Affraic f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aifric.
Afi f Western African, Ewe
Ewe form of Afua.
Afon f & m Welsh (Rare)
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
Afra 1 f Late Roman, Italian
Originally used by the Romans as a nickname for a woman from Africa. This was the name of two early saints.
Afra 2 f Arabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
África f Spanish
Spanish form of Africa 1. It is usually taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de África, the patron saint of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa.
Àfrica f Catalan
Catalan form of Africa 1.
Africa 1 f African American (Rare)
From the name of the continent, which is of Latin origin, possibly from the Afri people who lived near Carthage in North Africa. This rare name is used most often by African-American parents.
Africa 2 f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Aifric.
Afroditi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Aphrodite.
Afsoon f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian افسون (see Afsoun).
Afsoun f Persian
Means "charm, spell" in Persian.
Afsun f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian افسون (see Afsoun).
Afua f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
Agafya f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Agatha.
Agam f & m Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
Agape f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀγάπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
Agapi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agape.
Agar f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of Hagar used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Ágata f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Agatha.
Agáta f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Agatha.
Agata f Italian, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Swedish
Form of Agatha in various languages.
Agatha f English, German, Dutch, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀγαθή (Agathe), derived from Greek ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
Agathi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agatha.
Agatka f Polish
Polish diminutive of Agata.
Agaue f Greek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
Agda f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant form of Agatha.
Age 2 f Estonian
Estonian form of Agnes.
Aggie f English
Diminutive of Agnes or Agatha.
Aghavni f Armenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
Ági f Hungarian
Diminutive of Ágota or Ágnes.
Aglaé f French
French form of Aglaia.
Aglaia f Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites). This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Rome.
Aglaya f Russian
Russian form of Aglaia.
Agnė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Agnes.
Ágnes f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Agnes.
Agnès f French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of Agnes.
Agnes f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἁγνή (Hagne), derived from Greek ἁγνός (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe.... [more]
Agneša f Slovak
Slovak variant of Agnes.
Agnesa f Slovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of Agnes.
Agnese f Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of Agnes.
Agnessa f Russian
Russian form of Agnes.
Agneta f Swedish
Swedish variant of Agnes.
Agnete f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of Agnes.
Agnetha f Swedish
Swedish variant of Agnes.
Agnethe f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of Agnes.
Agneza f Croatian
Croatian form of Agnes.
Agni 2 f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agnes.
Agnia f Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Агния (see Agniya).
Agnieszka f Polish
Polish form of Agnes.
Agnija f Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of Agnes.
Agniya f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Agnes.
Agostina f Italian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ågot f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Agatha.
Ágota f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Agatha.
Agrafena f Russian
Russian form of Agrippina.
Agripina f Spanish
Spanish form of Agrippina.
Agrippa m & f Ancient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from a combination of Greek ἄγριος (agrios) meaning "wild" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" or alternatively of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
Agrippina f Ancient Roman, Sicilian
Feminine derivative of Agrippa. This name was borne by the scheming mother of the Roman emperor Nero, who eventually had her killed. This was also the name of a 3rd-century Roman saint who is venerated in Sicily.
Agrona f Celtic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Perhaps derived from the old Celtic root *agro- meaning "battle, slaughter". This is possibly the name of a Brythonic goddess for whom the River Ayr in Scotland and River Aeron in Wales were named.
Águeda f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Agatha.
Agurne f Basque
From Basque agur meaning "greeting, salutation".
Agurtzane f Basque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
Agustina f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ah m & f Chinese
From the Chinese character (ā), which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.
Ahava f Hebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
Ahinoam f Biblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
Ahuva f Hebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
Ai 1 f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
Ai 2 f Chinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Aíbinn f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aoibheann.
Aïcha f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Aisha used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
Aïchatou f Western African
Form of Aisha used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Aída f Spanish
Spanish form of Ayda.
Aida f Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian, Literature
Variant of Ayda. This name was used in Verdi's opera Aida (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
Aiday f Kazakh
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
Aideen f Irish
Anglicized form of Éadaoin.
Aífe f Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aoife.
Aifric f Irish
From Old Irish Affraic, possibly from Afraicc, the Old Irish name of the continent of Africa (see Africa 1). Alternatively, it could be from *Aithbrecc, an unattested earlier form of Aithbhreac. This was the name of two abbesses of Kildare in the 8th and 9th centuries. It was also borne by a 12th-century daughter of the king of the Isle of Mann who married the Anglo-Norman knight John de Courcy.
Aigerim f Kazakh
Means "wonderful moon", from Kazakh ай (ay) meaning "moon" and керім (kerim) meaning "wonderful".
Aigle f Greek Mythology
Greek form of Aegle.
Aignéis f Irish
Irish form of Agnes.
Aigul f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Aygül.
Aikaterine f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Katherine.
Aikaterini f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αικατερίνη (see Ekaterini).
Aiko f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other character combinations.
Aila f Finnish
Finnish form of Áile.
Ailbe m & f Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of Ailbhe.
Ailbhe f & m Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Ailbe, possibly derived from the old Celtic root *albiyo- "world, light, white" or Old Irish ail "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.
Áile f Sami
Sami form of Helga.
Aileas f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Alice.
Aili f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Áile.
Ailís f Irish
Irish form of Alice.
Ailis f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Alice.
Ailish f Irish
Anglicized form of Ailís.
Ailsa f Scottish
From Ailsa Craig, the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland, which is of uncertain derivation.
Aiman 1 f Kazakh
Means "beauty of the moon" in Kazakh.
Aimée f French
French form of Amy.
Aimee f English
Variant of Amy, influenced by French Aimée.
Aimi f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
Aina 1 f Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Aino. It also means "always" in Finnish.
Aina 2 f Catalan
Balearic form of Anna.
Aina 3 f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", as well as other character combinations.
Aina 4 f Latvian
Feminine form of Ainārs.
Aina 5 f Kazakh
Means "mirror" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
Ainara f Basque, Spanish
Variant of Enara.
Áine f Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Means "radiance, brilliance" in Irish. This was the name of a goddess of love and fertility in Irish legend, thought to dwell at the hill of Cnoc Áine in Limerick. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Anne.
Aingeal f Irish
Irish cognate of Angela.
Ainhoa f Basque
From the name of a town in southwest France where there is a famous image of the Virgin Mary.
Aino f Finnish, Estonian, Finnish Mythology
Means "the only one" in Finnish. In the Finnish epic the Kalevala this is the name of a girl who drowns herself when she finds out she must marry the old man Väinämöinen.
Ainoa f Spanish
Spanish form of Ainhoa.
Ainsley f & m Scottish, English (Modern)
From an English surname that was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".... [more]
Aintza f Basque
Means "glory" in Basque.
Aintzane f Basque
Variant of Aintza.
Ainur f Kazakh
Kazakh form of Aynur.
Ainura f Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Aynur.
Aira f Finnish
Variant of Airi 2.
Airi 1 f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
Airi 2 f Finnish
From Finnish airut meaning "messenger, herald", also influenced by place names beginning with the same sound.
'Aisha f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see Aisha).
A'isha f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see Aisha).
Aisha f Arabic, Urdu, Western African, Eastern African, Hausa, Swahili, African American
Means "living, alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. Her name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
Aishah f Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see Aisha), as well as the usual Malay form.
Aishat f Chechen
Chechen form of Aisha.
Aishath f Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Aisha.
Aishatu f Western African, Hausa
Hausa variant of Aisha.
Aishwarya f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
Aisling f Irish
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish. This name was created in the 20th century.
Aislinn f Irish
Variant of Aisling.
Aïssa f Western African
Form of Aisha used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Aïssatou f Western African
Form of Aisha used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.