Feminine Names

gender
usage
Annukka f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Anna.
Annunziata f Italian
Means "announced" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
Annushka f Russian
Russian diminutive of Anna.
Annuska f Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna, inspired by the Russian form Annushka.
Anny f French
Diminutive of Anne 1.
Anona f English
Meaning unknown. It was possibly inspired by an American song by this name written by Vivian Grey in 1903 and recorded by musician Vess Ossman. The lyrics tell of a Native American woman named Anona from Arizona.
Anong f Thai
Means "beautiful woman" in Thai.
Anouk f Dutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of Anna.
Anoush f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Անուշ (see Anush).
Anoushka f Indian, Hindi, Sinhalese, Dutch (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Hindi अनुष्का or Sinhala අනුෂ්කා (see Anushka), as well as a Dutch variant of Annuska.
Anouska f Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna, inspired by the Russian form Annushka.
Ans f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Anna.
Ansa f Finnish
Derived from Finnish ansio "virtue" or ansa "trap".
Antanina f Belarusian, Lithuanian
Belarusian and Lithuanian feminine form of Antoninus.
Antea f Croatian (Modern)
Feminine form of Ante 1.
Anthea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἄνθεια (Antheia), derived from ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
Anthousa f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Anfisa.
Antía f Galician
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antica f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Antonia.
Antigone f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and γονή (gone) meaning "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.
Antikleia f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Antikles. In Greek mythology this is the mother of Odysseus.
Antiope f Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "voice". This was the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares who was one of the queens of the Amazons. She was kidnapped and married by Theseus.
Antje f Frisian, Dutch, Low German
Frisian, Dutch and Low German diminutive of Anna.
Antoinette f French
Feminine diminutive of Antoine. This name was borne by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine.
Antonela f Croatian
Croatian form of Antonella.
Antonella f Italian
Diminutive of Antonia.
Antonette f English
Diminutive of Antonia.
Antónia f Portuguese (European), Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antônia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonie 1 f Czech
Czech form of Antonia.
Antonieta f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish diminutive of Antonia.
Antonietta f Italian
Italian diminutive of Antonia.
Antonija f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Latvian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Latvian form of Antonia.
Antoņina f Latvian
Latvian form of Antonina.
Antoniya f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Antonia.
Anu 1 f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of Anna.
Anuja f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of Anuj.
Anuki f Georgian
Diminutive of Ana.
Anuli f Western African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
Anunciación f Spanish
Means "annunciation" in Spanish, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she will give birth to Jesus.
Anupama f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anupam.
Anuradha f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Sinhalese
From the name of a constellation in Hindu astrology, meaning "causing success", from Sanskrit अनु (anu) meaning "after" and राधा (radha) meaning "success, prosperity".
Anuša f Slovene
Diminutive of Ana.
Anuschka f German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna, inspired by the Russian form Annushka.
Anush f Armenian
Means "sweet" in Armenian. This was the name of an 1890 novel by the Armenia writer Hovhannes Tumanyan. It was adapted into an opera in 1912 by Armen Tigranian.
Anushka f Indian, Hindi, Sinhalese
Meaning uncertain, possibly inspired by the Russian name Annushka.
Anwen f Welsh
Means "very beautiful" in Welsh, from the intensive prefix an- combined with gwen "white, blessed".
Ánxela f Galician
Galician form of Angela.
Anxhela f Albanian
Albanian form of Angela.
Anya f Russian
Russian diminutive of Anna.
Anželika f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Angelica.
Anzhela f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian and Armenian form of Angela.
Anzhelika f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Angelica.
Aoi f & m Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
Aoibhe f Irish
Variant of Aoife, or directly from Irish aoibh meaning "beauty".
Aoibheann f Irish
From Old Irish Oébfinn or Aíbinn, derived from oíb meaning "beauty, appearance, form" and finn meaning "white, blessed". This was the name of the mother of Saint Énna of Aran. It was also borne by the daughter of the 10th-century Irish high king Donnchad Donn.
Aoibhín f Irish
Diminutive of Aoibhe.
Aoibhinn f Irish
Variant of Aoibheann. It also coincides with the related Irish word aoibhinn meaning "delightful, pleasant".
Aoide f Greek Mythology
Means "song" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of song.
Aoife f Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Aífe, derived from oíph meaning "beauty" (modern Irish aoibh). This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a woman at war with Scáthach (her sister in some versions). She was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn, who spared her life on the condition that she bear him a child (Connla). Another legendary figure by this name appears in the Children of Lir as the jealous third wife of Lir.... [more]
Apanii f Indigenous American, Siksika
Means "butterfly" in Siksika.
Aparajita f Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
Aparecida f Portuguese
Means "appeared" in Portuguese, taken from the Brazilian title of the Virgin Mary Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, meaning "Our Lady of the Conception Who Appeared". It refers to a statue of the Virgin Mary that was said to have been pulled from a river by fishermen in the 18th century. Our Lady of Aparecida is regarded as the patron saint of Brazil.
Aparna f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali
Means "leafless, not having eaten leaves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
Aphra f Various
Meaning uncertain; possibly a variant of Afra 1, or possibly a variant of Aphrah, a biblical place name meaning "dust". This name was borne by the English writer Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
Aphrodite f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phoenician origin. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified with the Roman goddess Venus. She was the wife of Hephaestus and the mother of Eros, and she was often associated with the myrtle tree and doves. The Greeks connected her name with ἀφρός (aphros) meaning "foam", resulting in the story that she was born from the foam of the sea. Many of her characteristics are based on the goddess known as Ashtoreth to the Phoenicians and Ishtar to the Mesopotamian Semitic peoples, and on the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
Apikalia f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Abigail.
Apolena f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Apollonia.
Apollinariya f Russian
Russian feminine form of Apollinaris.
Apolline f French
French form of Apollonia.
Apollonia f Ancient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of Apollonios. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
Apolónia f Portuguese (European, Rare)
European Portuguese form of Apollonia.
Apolônia f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Apollonia.
Apolonia f Spanish, Polish
Spanish and Polish form of Apollonia.
Apolonija f Slovene
Slovene form of Apollonia.
Apoorva m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अपूर्व or अपूर्वा (see Apurva).
Apphia f Biblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name that possibly meant "increasing". This is a name mentioned in Paul's epistle to Philemon in the New Testament.
Apple f English (Rare)
From the English word for the fruit, derived from Middle English appel, Old English æppel. The American actress Gwenyth Paltrow and British musician Chris Martin gave this name to their daughter in 2004.
April f English
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.
Apurva m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
Aqila f Arabic
Feminine form of Aqil.
Aquila m & f Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
Aquilina f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aquilinus. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.
Arabella f English
Medieval Scottish name, probably a variant of Annabel. It has long been associated with Latin orabilis meaning "invokable, yielding to prayer", and the name was often recorded in forms resembling this.... [more]
Araceli f Spanish
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.
Arachne f Greek Mythology
Means "spider" in Greek. In Greek myth Arachne was a mortal woman who defeated Athena in a weaving contest. After this Arachne hanged herself, but Athena brought her back to life in the form of a spider.
Aradhana f Indian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
Araminta f English (Rare)
Meaning unknown. This name was (first?) used by William Congreve in his comedy The Old Bachelor (1693) and later by Sir John Vanbrugh in his comedy The Confederacy (1705). This was the original given name of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who was born Araminta Ross.
Aran 1 m & f Irish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
Aranka f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian arany meaning "gold". It is used as a vernacular form of Aurélia.
Arantxa f Basque
Diminutive of Arantzazu.
Arantzazu f Basque
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".
Aránzazu f Spanish
Spanish form of Arantzazu.
Arati f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi आरती (see Aarti).
Arax f Armenian
From the name of an Armenian river, also called the Aras.
Arbana f Albanian
From Albanian arbën meaning "Albanian".
Arcadia f Various
Feminine form of Arcadius. This is the name of a region on the Greek Peloponnese, long idealized for its natural beauty.
Archana f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
Archippe f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Archippos.
Ardath f English
From the name of a plain that appears in the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras (verse 9:26) in some versions of the Old Testament. This place name was used by Marie Corelli for the title of an 1889 novel, which is probably the reason it gained some currency as a given name just after this time.
Arden m & f English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
Ardita f Albanian
Feminine form of Ardit.
Ardith f English
Variant of Ardath.
Aredvi f Persian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the Avestan name for Anahita.
Arete f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "virtue" in Greek. In Greek mythology Arete was the personification of virtue and excellence.
Aretha f English
Possibly derived from Greek ἀρετή (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-2018).
Arethusa f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ἀρέθουσα (Arethousa) meaning "quick water", which is possibly derived from ἄρδω (ardo) meaning "water" and θοός (thoos) meaning "quick, nimble". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into a fountain.
Areti f Greek
Modern Greek form of Arete.
Arevig f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Արեւիկ (see Arevik).
Arevik f Armenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
Arezoo f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian آرزو (see Arezou).
Arezou f Persian
Means "desire" in Persian.
Arezu f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian آرزو (see Arezou).
Argiñe f Basque
Feminine form of Argi. This is a Basque equivalent of Luz.
Argyro f Greek
Feminine form of Argyros.
Aria 1 f English (Modern)
Means "song, melody" in Italian (literally means "air"). An aria is an elaborate vocal solo, the type usually performed in operas. As an English name, it has only been in use since the 20th century, its rise in popularity accelerating after the 2010 premier of the television drama Pretty Little Liars, featuring a character by this name. It is not traditionally used in Italy.
Ariadna f Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of Ariadne.
Ariadne f Greek Mythology
Means "most holy", composed of the Greek prefix ἀρι (ari) meaning "most" combined with Cretan Greek ἀδνός (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she married the god Dionysus.
Ariana f Portuguese, English (Modern)
Portuguese form of Ariadne. This name steadily grew in popularity in America in the last few decades of the 20th century. A famous bearer is the American pop singer Ariana Grande (1993-).
Ariane f French, German
French form of Ariadne.
Arianrhod f Welsh Mythology
Probably means "silver wheel" from Welsh arian "silver" and rhod "wheel". According to the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, Arianrhod was the mother of the twins Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, whom she spontaneously birthed when she stepped over a magical wand. It is speculated that in earlier myths she may have been a goddess of the moon.
Arianwen f Welsh
Derived from Welsh arian "silver" and gwen "white, blessed". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint, one of the supposed daughters of Brychan Brycheiniog.
Ariel m & f Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare utilized it for a spirit in his play The Tempest (1611) and Alexander Pope utilized it for a sylph in his poem The Rape of the Lock (1712), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989).
Ariella f English (Modern)
Strictly feminine form of Ariel.
Arielle f French
French feminine form of Ariel.
Arij f Arabic
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
Arijana f Croatian
Croatian form of Arianna.
Arin f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Erin or Aaron.
Arina f Russian
Russian variant of Irina.
Arisha f Russian
Diminutive of Arina.
Arista f Astronomy
Means "ear of grain" in Latin. This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo.
Aristomache f Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and μάχη (mache) meaning "battle".
Arja f Finnish
Variant of Irja. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem Arja and Selinä (1916), though belonging to a male character.
Arke 1 f Greek Mythology
From Greek ἀρκής (arkes) meaning "swift". Arke was the twin sister of the rainbow goddess Iris in Greek mythology. Because she sided with the Titans, Zeus had her imprisoned with them in Tartarus.
Arleen f English
Variant of Arline.
Arlene f English, Filipino
Variant of Arline. Since the onset of the 20th century, this is the most common spelling of this name.
Arlet f Catalan
Catalan form of Arlette.
Arleth f Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Arlette in use in Latin America.
Arlette f French
French form of Herleva.
Arlie f & m English
Diminutive of Arline and other names beginning with Arl.
Arline f English
Meaning unknown, possibly invented by Michael William Balfe for the main character in his opera The Bohemian Girl (1843).
Armani m & f English (Modern)
From an Italian surname meaning "son of Ermanno". It has been used as a given name due to the fashion company Armani, which was founded by the clothing designer Giorgio Armani (1934-).
Armelle f French
Feminine form of Armel.
Armida f Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.
Armide f Literature
French form of Armida. This is the name of operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully (in 1686) and Christoph Willibald Gluck (in 1777), both of which were based on Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso.
Arnaq f Indigenous American, Greenlandic, Inuit
Means "woman" in Greenlandic and Inuktitut.
Arnaude f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Arnold.
Arnbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Arnbjǫrg.
Arnbjǫrg f Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements ǫrn meaning "eagle" and bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
Arnborg f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Arnbjǫrg.
Aroa f Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque aro meaning "era, age, time".
Aroha f & m Maori
Means "love" in Maori.
Arpi f Armenian
Means "sun, ether" in Armenian (a poetic word).
Arshtat f Persian Mythology
Avestan form of Ashtad.
Arsinoe f Ancient Greek
Means "raising of the mind", from Greek ἄρσις (arsis) "raising" and νόος (noos) "mind, thought". This name was borne by Egyptian queens from the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Artemis f Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek ἀρτεμής (artemes) meaning "safe" or ἄρταμος (artamos) meaning "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
Artemisia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Artemisios. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
Arti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi आरती (see Aarti).
Artie m & f English
Diminutive and feminine form of Arthur.
Aruna m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown, dawn" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुण) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The modern feminine form अरुणा is also transcribed as Aruna, however the modern masculine form is Arun.
Arundhati f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
Arushi f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अरुष (arusha) meaning "reddish, dawn", a word used in the Rigveda to describe the red horses of Agni. This name also appears in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to a daughter of Manu and the wife of Chyavana, though in this case it might derive from Sanskrit आरुषी (arushi) meaning "hitting, killing".
Aruzhan f Kazakh
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
Arwa f Arabic
Means "female ibex, mountain goat" in Arabic. This name was borne by some relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was also the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
Arwen f Literature
Means "noble maiden" in the fictional language Sindarin. In The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Arwen was the daughter of Elrond and the lover of Aragorn.
Arya 1 m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
Arya 2 f Literature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a popular character in his series A Song of Ice and Fire, published beginning 1996, and the television adaptation Game of Thrones (2011-2019). In the story Arya is the second daughter of Ned Stark, the lord of Winterfell.
Arzu f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of Arezou.
Ása f Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of Åsa.
Åsa f Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
Asabe f Western African, Hausa
From Hausa Asabar meaning "Saturday" (of Arabic origin).
Asahi m & f Japanese
From Japanese (asahi) or 朝日 (asahi) both meaning "morning sun". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Asal f Persian
Means "honey" in Persian (of Arabic origin).
Asami f Japanese
From Japanese (asa) meaning "hemp" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Ascensión f Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
Ásdís f Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
Asdzáán Nádleehé f New World Mythology
Means "changing woman", from Navajo asdzáán "woman" and nádleeh "become, change". In Navajo mythology this is the name of a being who created humans from parts of her body.
Åse f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian form of Åsa, as well as a Swedish and Danish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play Peer Gynt (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.
Asel f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish
From Arabic عَسَل ('asal) meaning "honey".
Asena f Turkish
Possibly of Scythian origin meaning "blue". In Turkic mythology Asena was a grey wolf who gave birth to the ancestor of the Ashina tribe of Turks.
Asenath f Biblical
Means "devoted to the goddess Neith" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
Aseneth f Biblical Latin
Form of Asenath used in the Latin Bible.
Asenneth f Biblical Greek
Form of Asenath used in the Greek Old Testament.
Ash m & f English
Short form of Ashley. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
Asha 1 f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
Asha 2 f Eastern African, Swahili
From Swahili ishi meaning "live, exist".
Ashanti f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
Asherah f Semitic Mythology
Perhaps derived from Semitic roots meaning "she who walks in the sea". This was the name of a Semitic mother goddess. She was worshipped by the Israelites before the advent of monotheism.
Åshild f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Áshildr, derived from the elements áss "god" and hildr "battle".
Áshildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åshild.
Ashlea f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashlee f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashleigh f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashley f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls. It reached its height of popularity in America in 1987, but it did not become the highest ranked name until 1991, being overshadowed by the likewise-popular Jessica until then. In the United Kingdom it is still more common as a masculine name.
Ashlie f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashling f Irish
Anglicized form of Aisling.
Ashlyn f English (Modern)
Combination of Ashley and the popular name suffix lyn.
Ashraqat f Arabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
Ashtad f Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬱𐬙𐬁𐬙 (Arshtāt) meaning "justice, honesty, rightness", derived from 𐬀𐬴𐬀 (asha) meaning "truth, order". This was the name of a Yazata (a holy being) in Zoroastrianism.
'Ashtart f Semitic Mythology
Phoenician form of Ashtoreth.
Ashton m & f English (Modern)
From an English surname, itself derived from a place name meaning "ash tree town" in Old English. This was a rare masculine name until the 1980s, when it gradually began becoming more common for both genders. Inspired by the female character Ashton Main from the 1985 miniseries North and South, parents in America gave it more frequently to girls than boys from 1986 to 1997. Since then it has been overwhelmingly masculine once again, perhaps due in part to the fame of the actor Ashton Kutcher (1978-).
Ashtoreth f Biblical, Semitic Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the East Semitic goddess Ishtar.
Ashtyn f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Ashton.
Ashura f Eastern African, Swahili
From the name of an Islamic holy day that commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali. It is so named because it falls on the tenth day of Muharram, deriving from Arabic عشرة ('asharah) meaning "ten".
Asia 1 f English (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
Asia 2 f Polish
Polish diminutive of Joanna.
Asih f Indonesian
Variant of Kasih.
Asiri f Indigenous American, Quechua
Means "smile" in Quechua.
Asiya f Arabic
Possibly from Arabic أسي (asy) meaning "distressed, grieved". According to Islamic tradition this was the name of the wife of the pharaoh at the time of Moses. She took care of the infant Moses and later accepted monotheism.
Asiye f Turkish
Turkish form of Asiya.
Asja f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Asiya.
Áslaug f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Aslaug.
Aslaug f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "vowed, promised, bound in oath".
Aslı f Turkish
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
Aslög f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Aslaug.
Asløg f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Aslaug.
Əsma f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Asma.
Asma f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
Asmaa f Arabic
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
Asma'u f Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Asma.
Åsne f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ásný, derived from the elements áss "god" and nýr "new".
Ásný f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åsne.
Aspasia f Ancient Greek, Greek
Derived from Greek ἀσπάσιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles (5th century BC).
Aspen f English (Modern)
From the English word for a variety of deciduous trees in the genus Populus, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
Asra f Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
Assia f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic آسيا or آسية (see Asiya) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Assol f Russian (Rare), Literature
From the 1923 Russian novel Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin, adapted into a 1961 Soviet movie. In the story, Assol is a young girl who is told by a prophetic old man that she will one day marry a prince. The meaning of the name is not uncertain, but it has been suggested that it was inspired by the Russian question а соль (a sol) meaning "and the salt?".
Assumpció f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Asunción.
Assumpta f Irish
Latinate form of Assunta, used especially in Ireland.
Assunção f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Asunción.
Assunta f Italian
Means "taken up, received, assumed" in Italian, referring to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
Ásta f Old Norse, Icelandic
Short form of Ástríðr. It nearly coincides with Icelandic ást meaning "love".
Asta f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of Astrid.
Aster f & m English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Latin from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
Asteria f Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Asterios (see Asterius). In Greek mythology Asteria was a daughter of the Titans Phoebe and Coeus.
Aştî f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
Aston m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name Æðelstan.
Astoria f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Astor. This is also the name of several American towns, after the businessman John Jacob Astor.
Astra f English (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek ἀστήρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
Astraea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀστραία (Astraia), derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
Astrape f Greek Mythology
Means "lightning" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of lightning, an attendant of Zeus.
Astri f Norwegian
Variant of Astrid.
Astrid f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, English
Modern Scandinavian form of Ástríðr. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of Pippi Longstocking. It was also borne by a Swedish princess (1905-1935) who became the queen of Belgium as the wife of Leopold III.
Astride f French
French variant of Astrid.
Ástríðr f Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Ástríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ástríðr.
Asuka f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
Asuman f Turkish
Means "sky" in Turkish.
Asun f Spanish
Short form of Asunción.
Asunción f Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
Asya 2 f Turkish
Means "Asia (continent)" in Turkish.
Asylym f Kazakh
Means "my dear" in Kazakh, derived from асыл (asyl) meaning "precious, noble" and the possessive suffix ым (ym) meaning "my".
Ātaahua f Maori
Means "beautiful" in Maori.
Atalanta f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀταλάντη (Atalante) meaning "equal in weight", derived from ἀτάλαντος (atalantos), a word related to τάλαντον (talanton) meaning "a scale, a balance". In Greek legend she was a fast-footed maiden who refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes, who dropped three golden apples during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
Atalia f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Athaliah.
Atalyah f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Athaliah.
Atanasija f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of Athanasius.
Atara f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see Atarah).
Atarah f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
Atefeh f Persian
Persian form of Atifa.
Atenea f Spanish
Spanish form of Athena.
Aðalbjörg f Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Athaliah f & m Biblical
Possibly means "Yahweh is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
Athanasia f Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see Athanasius).
Athena f Greek Mythology, English
Meaning unknown. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. It is likely that her name is derived from that of the city, not vice versa. The earliest mention of her seems to be a 15th-century BC Mycenaean Greek inscription from Knossos on Crete.... [more]
Athénaïs f French
French form of Athenais.
Athenais f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Athena.
Athina f Greek
Modern Greek form of Athena.
Athol m & f Scottish
From Atholl, the name of a district in Scotland, from Scottish Gaelic Athall, possibly derived from Old Irish ath Fhotla "new Ireland".
Atieno f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Otieno.