Masculine Names

gender
usage
Aabraham m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Abraham.
Aadan m Eastern African, Somali
Possibly a Somali form of Adam.
Aadolf m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Adolf.
Aage m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Áki.
Aali m Arabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
'Aamir m Arabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
Aamir 1 m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عامر (see 'Aamir), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Aamir 2 m Arabic
Variant of Amir 1.
Aanakwad m & f Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "cloud" in Ojibwe.
Aang m Popular Culture
The hero of the American animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008). When his name is shown in written form, it is composed of the Chinese characters (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" and (áng) meaning "raise, lift".
Aapeli m Finnish
Finnish form of Abel.
Aapo m Finnish
Finnish form of Abraham.
Aaren m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of Aaron.
Aarne m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Arne 1.
Aaro m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Aaron.
Aäron m Dutch
Dutch form of Aaron.
Aaron m English, French, German, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon), which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
Aart m Dutch
Dutch short form of Arnold.
Aatami m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Adam.
Aatos m Finnish
Means "thought" in Finnish.
Aatto m Finnish
Finnish form of Adolf. It also means "eve, evening before" in Finnish, as the day before an important holiday.
Aatu m Finnish
Finnish form of Adolf.
Abacuc m Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of Habakkuk.
Abaddon m Biblical
Means "ruin, destruction" in Hebrew. In Revelation in the New Testament this is another name of the angel of the abyss.
Abbán m Old Irish
Means "little abbot", derived from Irish abb "abbot" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the son of King Cormac of Leinster.
'Abbas m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian عبّاس (see Abbas).
Abbas m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
Abbe m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Abd al-Aziz m Arabic
Means "servant of the powerful" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with عزيز ('aziz) meaning "powerful". This was the name of the first king of modern Saudi Arabia.
Abd al-Hamid m Arabic
Means "servant of the praiseworthy" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with حَمِيد (hamid) meaning "praiseworthy". This was the name of two sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
Abd al-Kader m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see Abd al-Qadir).
Abd al-Karim m Arabic
Means "servant of the generous" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with كَرِيم (karim) meaning "generous".
Abd Allah m Arabic
Means "servant of Allah" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with الله (Allah). This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's father. He died before his son's birth.
Abd al-Latif m Arabic
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".
Abd al-Majid m Arabic
Means "servant of the glorious" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with مجيد (majid) meaning "glorious".
Abd al-Malik m Arabic
Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with ملك (malik) meaning "king". This was the name of the fifth Umayyad caliph, who made Arabic the official language of the empire.
Abd al-Qadir m Arabic
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.
Abd al-Rahim m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see Abd ar-Rahim).
Abd al-Rahman m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd ar-Rahman).
Abd al-Rashid m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرشيد (see Abd ar-Rashid).
Abd al-Salam m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد السلام (see Abd as-Salam).
Abd al-Wali m Arabic
Means "servant of the guardian" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with ولِي (wali) meaning "guardian, friend".
Abd ar-Rahim m Arabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with رحيم (rahim) meaning "merciful".
Abd ar-Rahman m Arabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
Abd ar-Rashid m Arabic
Means "servant of the rightly guided" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with رَشِيد (rashid) meaning "rightly guided".
Abd as-Salam m Arabic
Means "servant of the peaceful" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with سلام (salam) meaning "peace".
Abdastartus m Phoenician (Latinized)
From the Greek form Ἀβδάσταρτος (Abdastartos) of the Phoenician name 𐤏𐤁𐤃𐤏𐤔𐤕𐤓𐤕 (ʿAbdʿashtart) meaning "servant of Ashtoreth", derived from 𐤏𐤁𐤃 (ʿabd) meaning "servant, slave" combined with the name of the goddess Ashtoreth. This was the name of a 10th-century BC king of Tyre, as recorded by the historian Josephus.
Abdelaziz m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see Abd al-Aziz) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdelhamid m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see Abd al-Hamid) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdelkader m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see Abd al-Qadir) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdellatif m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد اللطيف (see Abd al-Latif) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdelmajid m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد المجيد (see Abd al-Majid) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abderrahim m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see Abd ar-Rahim) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abderrahmane m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd ar-Rahman) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdeslam m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد السلام (see Abd as-Salam) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdessalam m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد السلام (see Abd as-Salam) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdias m Biblical Latin
Form of Obadiah used in the Latin Old Testament.
Abdiel m Biblical
Means "servant of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Gad. In John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667), this is the name of a seraph who withstands Satan when he urges the angels to revolt.
Abdiou m Biblical Greek
Form of Obadiah used in the Greek Old Testament.
Abdolhossein m Persian
Means "servant of al-Husayn" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with حسّین (Hosseyn), the Persian form of Arabic Husayn. This name refers to Husayn ibn Ali, the son of Ali.
Abdollah m Persian
Persian form of Abd Allah.
Abdolreza m Persian
Means "servant of al-Ridha" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with رضا (Reza), the Persian form of Arabic Ridha. This name refers to the 9th-century Shia imam Ali al-Ridha.
Abdou m Western African, Northern African
Form of Abduh common in western and northern Africa.
Abdoul m Western African
Form of Abdul used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Abdoulaye m Western African
Form of Abd Allah used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Abduh m Arabic
Means "his servant" in Arabic.
Abdul m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Uzbek, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
Abdulah m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Abd Allah.
Abdülaziz m Turkish
Turkish form of Abd al-Aziz.
Abdul Aziz m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see Abd al-Aziz).
Abdulaziz m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see Abd al-Aziz).
Abdul Hamid m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see Abd al-Hamid).
Abdülhamit m Turkish
Turkish form of Abd al-Hamid.
Abdülkadir m Turkish
Turkish form of Abd al-Qadir.
Abdülkerim m Turkish
Turkish form of Abd al-Karim.
Abdulla m Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Dhivehi, Uyghur, Arabic
Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Dhivehi and Uyghur form of Abd Allah, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Abdullah m Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الله (see Abd Allah), as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
Abdüllatif m Turkish
Turkish form of Abd al-Latif.
Abdullo m Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Abd Allah.
Abdullohi m Tajik
Tajik variant form of Abd Allah.
Abdul Rahman m Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd ar-Rahman), as well as the regular Malay form.
Abdur Rahim m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see Abd ar-Rahim).
Abdur Rahman m Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd ar-Rahman), as well as the usual Bengali transcription.
Abdur Rashid m Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرشيد (see Abd ar-Rashid), as well as the usual Bengali transcription.
Abdus Salam m Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد السلام (see Abd as-Salam), as well as the usual Bengali transcription.
Abduweli m Uyghur
Uyghur form of Abd al-Wali.
Abe 1 m English
Short form of Abraham.
Abe 2 m Frisian, Dutch
Variant of Abbe.
Abednego m Biblical
Means "servant of Nebo" in Akkadian, Nebo being the Babylonian god of wisdom. In the Old Testament Abednego is the Babylonian name given to Azariah, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God, as told in the Book of Daniel.
Ábel m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Abel.
Abel m English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
Abele m Italian
Italian form of Abel.
Abenner m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Abner.
Abessa m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Abishai.
Abessalom m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Absalom.
Abhay m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
Abhijeet m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अभिजीत or अभिजित or Bengali অভিজিৎ (see Abhijit).
Abhijit m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
Abhilash m Indian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
Abhinav m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
Abhishek m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
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.
Abiathar m Biblical
From Hebrew אֶבְיָתָר ('Evyatar) meaning "my father abounds" or "my father excels". In the Old Testament Abiathar was a high priest during the reign of King David.
Abidan m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
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.
Abiel m Biblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
Abihu m Biblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
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).
Abílio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Avilius.
Abilio m Spanish
Spanish form of Avilius.
Abimael m Biblical
Meaning uncertain, though the first element is likely Hebrew אָב ('av) meaning "father". In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
Abimbola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "born to me with wealth" in Yoruba.
Abimelech m Biblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
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.
Abiram m Biblical
Means "my father is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abiram is swallowed by an earthquake after rebelling against the leadership of Moses.
Abisai m Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of Abishai.
Abishai m Biblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
Abner m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נֵר (ner) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
Abolfazl m Persian
Persian form of Abu al-Fadl.
Aboubacar m Western African
Form of Abu Bakr used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Abraam m Biblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of Abraham, as well as a Georgian form.
Abraão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Abraham.
Ábrahám m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Abraham.
Abraham m English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of Abram 1 and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
Abrahán m Spanish
Spanish form of Abraham.
Abram 1 m English, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
Abram 2 m Russian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of Abraham.
Abramo m Italian
Italian form of Abraham.
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.
Abrasha m Russian (Rare)
Russian diminutive of Abraham.
Absalom m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
Abu m Arabic
Means "father of" in Arabic. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname. The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son). In some cases the kunya is figurative, not referring to an actual child, as in the case of the Muslim caliph Abu Bakr.
Abu al-Fadl m Arabic
Combination of Abu and Fadl. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.
Abubakar m Western African, Hausa, Fula
Form of Abu Bakr used in Nigeria.
Abu Bakr m Arabic
Combination of Abu and Bakr. Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name was Abd Allah. Shia Muslims hold a more negative view of Abu Bakr, hence this name is more widely used among Sunnis.
Abul-Fazl m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أبو الفضل (see Abu al-Fadl).
Aca m Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of Aleksandar.
Ace 1 m English
From the English word meaning "highest rank". More commonly a nickname, it is occasionally used as a given name.
Ace 2 m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Aleksandar.
Achaab m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Ahab.
Achab m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Ahab used in some versions of the Vulgate.
Achaicus m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀχαϊκός (Achaikos), which referred to the region in Greece called Ἀχαΐα (Achaia), situated on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.
Achan m Biblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
Achard m Old Norman
Medieval Norman form of Ekkehard.
'Ach'av m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Ahab.
Acheloios m Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of Achelous.
Achelous m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ἀχελώιος (Acheloios), which is of unknown meaning, possibly of Semitic origin. This was the name of a Greek god of water and rivers, in particular the Achelous River in western Greece. He fought with (and was defeated by) Herakles for the hand of Deianeira.
Achille m French, Italian
French and Italian form of Achilles.
Achilleas m Greek
Modern Greek form of Achilles.
Achilles m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀχιλλεύς (Achilleus), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek ἄχος (achos) meaning "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River. This was the name of a warrior in Greek legend, one of the central characters in Homer's Iliad. The bravest of the Greek heroes in the war against the Trojans, he was eventually killed by an arrow to his heel, the only vulnerable part of his body.... [more]
Achim 1 m German
German short form of Joachim.
Achim 2 m Biblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
Acke m Swedish
Swedish short form of Axel.
Aco m Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of Aleksandar.
Ad m Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of Adriaan.
Adad m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of Hadad.
Adad-Nirari m Ancient Assyrian
Means "Adad is my helper", from the god's name Adad combined with Akkadian nērāru meaning "helper". This name was borne by three kings of the Assyrian Empire.
Adair m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Edgar.
Adalberht m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Albert.
Adalbern m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and bern "bear".
Adalbert m Ancient Germanic, German
Old Germanic form of Albert. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia. He is known by his birth name Vojtěch in Czech and Wojciech in Polish.
Adalfarus m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
Adalfuns m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Alfonso.
Adalhard m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Adalhard or Adalard was a cousin of Charlemagne who became an abbot of Corbie.
Adalia m Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In Book of Esther in the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Haman the Agagite.
Adalwin m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and win "friend".
Ádám m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adam.
Adam m English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
Adamo m Italian
Italian form of Adam.
Adamou m Western African
Form of Adam used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Adamu m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Adam.
Adán m Spanish
Spanish form of Adam.
Adão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adam.
Adawosgi m Indigenous American, Cherokee
Means "he is swimming" in Cherokee, from ᎠᏓᏬᏍᎬ (adawosgun) meaning "swimming".
Adde m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
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 2 m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Adam.
Ade 1 m & f Western African, Yoruba
From Yoruba adé meaning "crown", also a short form of other names beginning with this element.
Ade 2 m Frisian
Variant of Adde.
Adebayo m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
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.
Adegoke m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has ascended the mountain" in Yoruba.
Adekunle m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has filled the home" in Yoruba.
Adel m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Adil, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Adelardo m Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Adalhard.
Adelbert m German, Dutch (Rare)
German and Dutch variant of Adalbert.
Adelmar m Ancient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and mari "famous".
Adelmo m Italian
Italian form of Adhelm, also used to refer to the English saint Ealdhelm.
Adem m Turkish
Turkish form of Adam.
Ademar m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Audamar (see Otmar).
Ademaro m Italian
Italian form of Audamar (see Otmar).
Ademir m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of Ademar.
Ademola m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown is with wealth" in Yoruba.
Adeodatus m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
Adeola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown of wealth" in Yoruba. It is also a surname.
Adetokunbo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown returns from over the sea" in Yoruba.
Adewale m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
Ádhamh m Irish
Irish form of Adam.
Adhelm m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements atha possibly meaning "father" and helm "helmet, protection".
Adi 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
Adi 2 m Indonesian
Means "first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit आदि (adi).
Adi 3 m German, Romanian
Diminutive of Adolf (German) or Adrian (Romanian) as well as other names beginning with the same sound.
Adil m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" in Arabic, from the root عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
Adilet m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz and Kazakh, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".
Adin m Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkish ad meaning "name".
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.
Adino m Biblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
Adir m Hebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
Adisa m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "bundled up and set to dry" in Yoruba.
Aditya m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "belonging to Aditi" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
Adlai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of Adalia. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
Admir m Bosnian, Albanian
Meaning uncertain. It might be a variant of Amir 1 or it could be derived from Latin admiror meaning "admire".
Adnan m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
Adolf m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
Adolfito m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish diminutive of Adolfo.
Adolfo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Adolf.
Adolph m English
English form of Adolf, rarely used since World War II.
Adolphe m French
French form of Adolf, rarely used since World War II.
Adomas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Adam.
Adonai m Theology
Means "my lord" in Hebrew. This was the title used to refer to the God of the Israelites, Yahweh, whose name was forbidden to be spoken.
Adonay m Spanish
Spanish variant of Adonai.
Adone m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Adonis.
Adonijah m Biblical
Means "my lord is Yahweh" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.
Adoniram m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.
Adonis m Greek Mythology
From Phoenician 𐤀𐤃𐤍 (ʾadon) meaning "lord, master". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year. The Greeks borrowed this character from Semitic traditions, originally Sumerian (see Dumuzi).
Adorján m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adrian.
Adrastos m Greek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
Adrià m Catalan
Catalan form of Adrian.
Adriaan m Dutch
Dutch form of Adrian.
Adrián m Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak
Spanish, Hungarian and Slovak form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian).
Adrian m English, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian) used in several languages. Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
Adriano m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Adrian.
Adrianus m Dutch
Official Dutch form of Adrian, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
Adriel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "flock of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a man who married Saul's daughter Merab.
Adrien m French
French form of Adrian.
Adrijan m Croatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of Adrian.
Áed m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of Aodh.
Áedán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aodhán.
Áedh m Old Irish
Variant of Áed.
Aegidius m Late Roman
Original Latin form of Giles.
Ægir m Norse Mythology
Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. According to Norse mythology Ægir was a god or giant (jǫtunn) who lived under the ocean.
Ælfgar m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Algar.
Ælfheah m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and heah "high". This was the name of an 11th-century archbishop of Canterbury, a saint and martyr, who is commonly known as Alphege or Elphege.
Ælfnoð m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring".
Ælfræd m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Alfred.
Ælfric m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and ric "ruler".
Ælfsige m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and sige "victory".
Ælfstan m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and stan "stone".
Ælfweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
Ælfwig m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".
Ælfwine m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wine "friend". This name was not commonly used after the Norman Conquest.
Aelianus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Aelius.
Aelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from the Greek word ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Ælred m Anglo-Saxon
Contracted form of Æðelræd. This was the name of a 12th-century English saint.
Aemilianus m Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of Emiliano.
Aemilius m Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of Emil.
Aeneas m Roman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αἰνείας (Aineias), derived from Greek αἴνη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.
Aengus m Medieval Irish
Older form of Aonghus.
Aenoheso m Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "little hawk", from Cheyenne aénohe "hawk" and the diminutive suffix -so.
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".
Æsc m Anglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
Aeschylus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αἰσχύλος (Aischylos), derived from αἶσχος (aischos) meaning "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright, known for his tragedies.
Aeson m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αἰσών (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
Aesop m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αἴσωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as The Tortoise and the Hare. Though his existence is uncertain, he was later said to have been a slave on the island of Samos.
Æðelberht m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalbert (see Albert). This was the name of a Saxon king of England and two kings of Kent, one of whom was a saint. It became unused after the Normans introduced their form of Adalbert after their invasion.
Æðelfrið m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
Æðelmær m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and mær "famous". It is a cognate of Adelmar.
Æthelnoð m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".
Æðelræd m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
Æðelric m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ric "ruler". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.
Æðelstan m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, the first to rule all of England. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, though it enjoyed a modest revival (as Athelstan) in the 19th century.