Feminine Names

Amanda f English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of Amandus. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play Love's Last Shift (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
Amandeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Amandine f French
French diminutive of Amanda.
Amane f Basque
From Basque ama "mother". It was coined by the Basque writer Sabino Arana as the equivalent of the rare Spanish devotional name Maternidad.
Amani f & m Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
Amara f Western African, Igbo
Means "grace" in Igbo.
Amarachi f Western African, Igbo
Means "God's grace" in Igbo.
Amaranta f Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Amarantha.
Amarantha f Various
From the name of the amaranth flower, which is derived from Greek ἀμάραντος (amarantos) meaning "unfading". Ἀμάραντος (Amarantos) was also an Ancient Greek given name.
Amardeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Amari m & f African American (Modern)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic Ammar. This name has risen in popularity in America at the same time as similar-sounding names such as Jamari and Kamari.
Amarjeet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
Amaryllis f Literature
Derived from Greek ἀμαρύσσω (amarysso) meaning "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil's epic poem Eclogues. The amaryllis flower is named for her.
Amata f Late Roman
Feminine form of Amatus.
Amaterasu f Japanese Mythology
Means "shining over heaven", from Japanese (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and (terasu) meaning "shine". This was the name of the Japanese sun goddess, the ruler of the heavens. She was born when Izanagi washed his left eye after returning from the underworld. At one time the Japanese royal family claimed descent from her.
Ámbar f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish cognate of Amber.
Amber f English, Dutch
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber (1944).
Amberly f English (Modern)
Elaboration of Amber, influenced by the spelling of the name Kimberly.
Amberlynn f English (Rare)
Elaboration of Amber using the popular name suffix lyn.
Ambra f Italian
Italian cognate of Amber.
Ambre f French
French cognate of Amber.
Ambrosia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see Ambrose).
Ambrosine f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Ambrose.
Amedea f Italian
Italian feminine form of Amadeus.
Amée f Medieval French
Old French form of Aimée.
Amel 2 f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمال (see Amaal) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Amela f Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of Amal 1.
Amélia f Portuguese, French
Portuguese and French form of Amelia.
Amelia f English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Medieval French
Variant of Amalia, though it is sometimes confused with Emilia, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century — it was borne by daughters of both George II and George III. The author Henry Fielding used it for the title character in his novel Amelia (1751). Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.... [more]
Amélie f French
French form of Amelia.
Amelie f German
German variant of Amelia.
Amelija f Lithuanian (Modern)
Lithuanian form of Amelia.
Ameohne'e f Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "walks along woman", from Cheyenne ame- "along, by" and -ehné "walk" combined with the feminine suffix -e'é.
Ameretat f Persian Mythology
Means "immortality" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with plants and long life. She was often mentioned with Haurvatat.
América f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Amerigo.
America f English
In the English-speaking world, this name is usually given in reference to the United States of America (see Amerigo). It came into use as an American name in the 19th century.
Amery m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Emery.
Amethyst f English (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix (a) and μέθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness. It is the traditional birthstone of February.
Amets m & f Basque
Means "dream" in Basque.
Ameyalli f Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "spring, fountain" in Nahuatl.
Ami 2 f English
Variant of Amy.
Ami 3 f Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "second, Asia" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Amice f Medieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
Amie f English
Variant of Amy.
Amihan f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "north wind, winter storm" in Tagalog.
Amika f Esperanto
Means "friendly" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin amicus "friend".
Amilia f English (Rare)
Variant of either Amalia or Emilia.
Əminə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Aminah 2.
Amina f Arabic, Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Eastern African, Western African, Swahili, Hausa
Alternate transcription of Arabic Aminah 1 or Aminah 2, as well as the form in several other languages.
Aminah 1 f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمِنَ (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
Aminah 2 f Arabic
Feminine form of Amin.
Aminata f Western African
Form of Aminah 1 used in western Africa.
Aminath f Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Aminah 1.
Aminatou f Western African
Form of Aminah 1 used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Aminda f Esperanto
Means "lovable" in Esperanto.
Amine 2 f Turkish
Turkish form of Aminah 1.
Amira 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أميرة (see Amirah).
Amira 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Amir 2.
Amirah f Arabic
Feminine form of Amir 1.
Amista f Chamorro
Means "loyalty" in Chamorro, derived from Spanish amistad "friendship".
Amit 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
Amita f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of Amit 1.
Amity f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "friendship", ultimately deriving from Latin amicitia.
Amiyah f American
Possibly an American variant of Amaya.
Amna f Arabic, Urdu, Bosnian
Means "safety" in Arabic.
Amondi f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Omondi.
Amonet f Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian jmnt (reconstructed as Yamanut), the feminine form of Amon. In Egyptian mythology she was a primordial goddess, a consort of Amon. She was later overshadowed by Mut.
Amor m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
Amora f English (Modern)
Apparently a modern coinage based on Latin amor meaning "love".
Amordad f Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Ameretat.
Amore m & f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Amor.
Amour m & f French (Rare)
French form of Amor.
Amoura f English (Modern)
Variant of Amora (perhaps based on French amour).
Amparo f Spanish
Means "protection, shelter, refuge" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Amparo, meaning "Our Lady of Refuge".
Amphelise f Medieval English
Meaning unknown. It is attested from the 12th century in the Latin form Amphelisia and the vernacular form Anflis.
Amphitrite f Greek Mythology
Possibly means "the surrounding sea" or "the surrounding third", from Greek ἀμφίς (amphis) meaning "surrounding, around, between" and the same root found in the name of Triton. In Greek mythology she was a goddess of the sea and salt water, the wife of Poseidon and the mother of Triton.
Amporn f Thai
Derived from Thai อํา (am) meaning "to hide" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
Amrita f Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Feminine form of Amrit.
Amurdad f Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of Ameretat.
Amy f English
English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata. As an English name, it was in use in the Middle Ages (though not common) and was revived in the 19th century.
An 1 m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
Anabel f Spanish
Spanish form of Annabel, also commonly used as a contraction of Ana Isabel.
Anabela f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Annabel.
Ana Belén f Spanish
Combination of Ana and Belén.
Anaëlle f French
Created in the 20th century, probably modelled on Breton names such as Gaëlle and Maëlle.
Anah f & m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
Anahera f Maori
Means "angel" in Maori.
Anahí f Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly from the Guarani name for the cockspur coral tree (species Erythrina crista-galli). In a Guarani legend this is the name of a young woman burned at the stake by the conquistadors, after which she is transformed into the flowering tree.
Anahid f Persian Mythology, Armenian
Modern Persian and Western Armenian form of Anahita.
Anahita f Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "immaculate, undefiled" in Old Persian, from the Old Iranian prefix *an- "not" combined with *āhita "unclean, dirty". This was the name of an Iranian goddess of fertility and water. In the Zoroastrian religious texts the Avesta she is called 𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬛𐬎𐬎𐬍 (Arəduuī) in Avestan, with 𐬀𐬥𐬁𐬵𐬌𐬙𐬀 (anāhita) appearing only as a descriptive epithet. In origin she is possibly identical to the Indian goddess Saraswati. She has historically been identified with the Semitic goddess Ishtar and the Greek goddess Artemis.
Anaís f Catalan, Spanish
Catalan and Spanish form of Anaïs.
Anaïs f French
Possibly a French variant of Anahita. A famous bearer was the French writer Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), known for her diaries.
Ana Isabel f Spanish
Combination of Ana and Isabel.
Ana María f Spanish
Combination of Ana and María.
Anamaria f Romanian
Combination of Ana and Maria.
Anamarija f Croatian, Slovene
Combination of Ana and Marija.
Anan 1 m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
Anandi f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anand.
Anangikwe f Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "star woman" in Ojibwe, derived from anang "star" and ikwe "woman".
Anano f Georgian
Georgian variant of Ana.
Ananta m & f Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
Anar 2 f Kazakh
Variant of Anara.
Anara f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
From Kazakh and Kyrgyz анар (anar) meaning "pomegranate", a word ultimately derived from Persian.
Anargul f Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
Ana Sofía f Spanish
Combination of Ana and Sofía.
Anastasia f Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Anastasius. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
Anastasie f & m French, Romanian (Rare)
French form of Anastasia (feminine) and Romanian form of Anastasius (masculine).
Anastasija f Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Anastasia.
Anastasiya f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Anastasia. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
Anastázia f Slovak
Slovak form of Anastasia.
Anastázie f Czech
Czech form of Anastasia.
Anastazie f Czech
Czech form of Anastasia.
Anastazija f Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Anastasia.
Anastazja f Polish
Polish form of Anastasia.
Anasztázia f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Anastasia.
Anat 1 f Semitic Mythology
Possibly derived from a Semitic root meaning "water spring". Anat was a goddess of fertility, hunting and war worshipped by the Semitic peoples of the Levant. She was the sister and consort of the god Hadad.
Anat 2 f & m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Anath 1. In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
Anatolia f Late Roman
Feminine form of Anatolius. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr. This is also a place name (from the same Greek origin) referring to the large peninsula that makes up the majority of Turkey.
Anaya f English (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly from the Spanish surname Anaya (itself from the name of a Spanish town), used because of its similarity to Amaya.
Anca f Romanian
Possibly originally a diminutive of Ana.
Ancuța f Romanian
Diminutive of Anca.
Anđa f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of Anđela.
Anđela f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Angela.
Anděla f Czech
Czech form of Angela.
Anđelka f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Angela.
Andi f English
Diminutive of Andrea 2.
Andie m & f English
Diminutive of Andrew or Andrea 2.
Andile m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
Andjela f Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Анђела (see Anđela).
Andra 1 f Latvian, Estonian
Feminine form of Andrejs (Latvian) or Andres (Estonian).
Andra 2 f Romanian
Short form of Alexandra.
Andrada f Romanian
Possibly a feminine form of Andrei.
Andraste f Celtic Mythology (Hellenized)
Possibly means "invincible" in Celtic. According to the Greco-Roman historian Cassius Dio, this was the name of a Briton goddess of victory who was invoked by Boudicca before her revolt.
Andréa f French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
French and Portuguese feminine form of Andrew.
Andrea 2 f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Andrew. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
Andrée f French
French feminine form of Andrew.
Andreea f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Andrew.
Andréia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Andreia.
Andreia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Andrew.
Andreina f Italian
Feminine form of Andrea 1.
Andreja 1 f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Andrej.
Andriana f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Andreas (Greek) or Andrey (Bulgarian).
Andrijana f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Andrija.
Andrina f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrew.
Andrine f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of Andreas.
Andromache f Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.
Andromeda f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) combined with one of the related words μέδομαι (medomai) meaning "to be mindful of, to provide for, to think on" or μέδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.
Andy m & f English
Diminutive of Andrew or sometimes Andrea 2. American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.
Andżelika f Polish
Polish variant of Angelika.
Ane 1 f Danish
Danish diminutive of Anna.
Ane 3 f Basque
Basque form of Anna.
Anelia f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Анелия (see Aneliya).
Aneliya f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Anna.
Anemone f English (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which is derived from Greek ἄνεμος (anemos) meaning "wind".
Aneta f Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Polish, Czech, Bulgarian and Macedonian diminutive of Anna.
Anett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Annette.
Anette f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Annette.
Anežka f Czech
Czech form of Agnes.
Anfisa f Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ἀνθοῦσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
Ange m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angel m & f English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus, which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
Ángela f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Àngela f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Ângela f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angéla f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angela f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Greek, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see Angel). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
Angèle f French
French feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angelė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Ángeles f Spanish
Means "angels", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, meaning "Our Lady the Queen of the Angels".
Angelia f English
Elaborated form of Angela.
Angélica f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Angelica.
Angelica f English, Italian, Romanian
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their Orlando poems (1483 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.
Angelien f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Angela.
Angelika f German, Polish, Hungarian
Form of Angelica in several languages.
Angeliki f Greek
Greek form of Angelica.
Angelina f Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Armenian
Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
Angeline f French
French diminutive of Angela.
Angélique f French
French form of Angelica.
Angelique f Dutch
Dutch form of Angélique.
Angelita f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Angela.
Angelle f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Angel.
Àngels f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Ángeles.
Angerona f Roman Mythology
Possibly from Latin angor "strangulation, torment" or angustus "narrow, constricted". Angerona was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.
Angharad f Welsh, Old Welsh (Modernized), Welsh Mythology
From an Old Welsh name recorded in various forms such as Acgarat and Ancarat. It means "much loved", from the intensive prefix an- combined with a mutated form of caru "to love". In the medieval Welsh romance Peredur son of Efrawg, Angharad Golden-Hand is the lover of the knight Peredur.
Ànghela f Sardinian
Sardinian form of Angela.
Angie f English
Diminutive of Angela. The 1973 Rolling Stones song Angie caused this name to jump in popularity.
Angiola f Italian
Variant of Angela.
Angrboða f Norse Mythology
Means "she who brings grief" in Old Norse, derived from angr "grief" and boða "to forebode, to proclaim". According to Norse mythology Angrboða was a giantess (jǫtunn) and the mother of three of Loki's children: Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel.
Angustias f Spanish
Means "anguishes", taken from a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, meaning "Our Lady of Anguishes". She is the patron saint of Granada, Spain.
Angyalka f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Angelica.
Anh m & f Vietnamese
Often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh can change depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound.
Anhelina f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Angelina.
Ani 2 f Armenian
From the name of an old Armenian city, of unknown meaning. Now in eastern Turkey, in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, though it was later abandoned and is now only ruins.
Ania f Polish, Russian
Polish diminutive of Anna, and an alternate transcription of Russian Аня (see Anya).
Anica f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian diminutive of Anna.
Aniela f Polish
Polish form of Angela.
Anielka f Polish (Rare), Central American
Polish diminutive of Aniela. This name has become particularly popular in Nicaragua, though a connection to the Polish name is not clear.
Anika 1 f German, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Slovene
Diminutive of Anna or Ana.
Anika 2 f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anik.
Anikó f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of Anna.
Anila 1 f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anil.
Anila 2 f Albanian
Possibly a diminutive of Ana.
Anima 1 f Indian, Hindi
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.
Anima 2 f English (Rare)
Means "soul, spirit" in Latin. In Jungian psychology the anima is an individual's true inner self, or soul.
Anina f German
Diminutive of Anna.
Anisa f Arabic, Indonesian, Albanian
Feminine form of Anis.
Anise f English (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
Anisha f Indian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
Anișoara f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Ana.
Anissa f English
This name was first brought to public attention in 1966 by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976). In her case it was a transcription of the Arabic name أنيسة (see Anisa), given to honour her Lebanese heritage. Other parents who have since used this name may view it simply as an elaboration of Anna using the popular name suffix issa.
Anita 1 f Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian, Hungarian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of Ana.
Anita 2 f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Tamil
Feminine form of Anit.
Aniyah f African American (Modern)
An invented name, probably based on the sounds found in names such as Anita and Aaliyah.
Anja f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, German, Dutch
Form of Anya in several languages.
Anjali f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
Anjanette f English
Perhaps a blend of Angela and Antonette, or Ann and Janette. It had a little burst of popularity in the United States in the 1960s, when the actress Anjanette Comer (1939-) was active.
Anjelika f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анжелика (see Anzhelika).
Anke f Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of Anna and other names beginning with An.
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian, from анх (ankh) meaning "first" and баяр (bayar) meaning "joy".
Ankhesenamun f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian ꜥnḫ-s-n-jmn meaning "her life is of Amon", derived from ꜥnḫ "life" combined with the name of the god Amon. This was the name of a 14th-century BC queen of Egypt, the wife of Tutankhamun.
Anki f Swedish
Diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin and other similar names.
Ankica f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Diminutive of Anka.
Ann f English, Manx
English and Manx form of Anne 1. In the English-speaking world, both this spelling and Anne have been used since the late Middle Ages. Currently Ann is less popular than Anne (and both are less popular than their relatives Anna and Hannah).
Anna f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Armenian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see Hannah) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary.... [more]
Annabel f English, Dutch
Variant of Amabel, with the spelling altered as if it were a combination of Anna and French belle "beautiful". This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
Annabella f Italian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of Annabel. It can also be interpreted as a combination of Anna and Latin/Italian bella "beautiful".
Annabelle f English, French
Variant of Annabel. It can also be interpreted as a combination of Anna and French belle "beautiful".
Annabeth f English (Rare)
Combination of Anna and Beth.
Annachiara f Italian
Combination of Anna and Chiara.
Annag f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic diminutive of Anna.
Annagül f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
Annaig f Breton
Breton diminutive of Anna.
Annalee f English (Modern)
Combination of Anna and Lee.
Annalena f German
Combination of Anna and Lena.
Anna-Liisa f Finnish
Combination of Anna and Liisa.
Annalisa f Italian
Combination of Anna and Lisa.
Annalise f Danish, English (Modern)
Combination of Anna and Lise.
Anna Maria f Italian
Combination of Anna and Maria.
Annamária f Hungarian
Combination of Anna and Mária.
Annamaria f Italian
Combination of Anna and Maria.
Ann-Christine f Swedish
Combination of Anna and Christine.
Anne 1 f French, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of Anna. It was imported to England in the 13th century, but it did not become popular until three centuries later. The spelling variant Ann was also commonly found from this period, and is still used to this day.... [more]
Annegret f German
Combination of Anne 1 and Grete.
Anneke f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Anna.
Anne-Laure f French
Combination of Anne 1 and Laure.
Anneli f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, German
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of Annelie, as well as a German variant.
Annelie f German, Swedish
German diminutive of Anna or short form of Anneliese.
Annelien f Dutch
Combination of Anna and lien (from names such as Carolien).
Anneliese f German, Dutch
Combination of Anne 1 and Liese.
Annelise f Danish
Danish form of Anneliese.
Anne-Marie f French
Combination of Anne 1 and Marie.
Annemarie f Dutch, German, Danish
Combination of Anna and Marie.
Annemiek f Dutch
Combination of Anne 1 and Mieke.
Annemieke f Dutch
Combination of Anne 1 and Mieke.
Anne-Sophie f French
Combination of Anne 1 and Sophie.
Annet f Dutch
Dutch variant of Annette.
Annett f German
German variant of Annette.
Annetta f Italian
Latinate diminutive of Anna.
Annette f French, English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch
French diminutive of Anne 1. It has also been widely used in the English-speaking world, and it became popular in America in the late 1950s due to the fame of actress Annette Funicello (1942-2013).
Anni f Finnish, Estonian, German, Danish
Finnish, Estonian, German and Danish diminutive of Anna.
Annica f Swedish
Variant of Annika.
Annice f English
Variant of Annis.
Annick f Breton, French
French form of Breton Annaig, a diminutive of Anna.
Annie f English, French, Dutch
Diminutive of Anne 1.
Anniina f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Anna.
Anniken f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of Anna.
Annikki f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Anna.
Annis f English
Medieval English form of Agnes.
Annisa f Indonesian
Indonesian feminine form of Anis. It could also be inspired by the chapter an-Nisa in the Quran (see Nisa).
Ann-Katrin f Swedish, German
Combination of Anna and Katrin.
Ann-Kristin f Swedish, Norwegian
Combination of Anna and Kristin.
Annmarie f English
Combination of Ann and Marie.
Annora f English (Rare)
Medieval English variant of Honora.