Masculine Names

gender
usage
Agathinus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀγαθίνος (Agathinos), derived from ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good".
Agathon m Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of Agatha.
Agatino m Italian
Italian form of Agathinus.
Åge m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Áki.
Age 1 m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
Aghi m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Ove.
Aghil m Persian
Persian form of Aqil.
Agi m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ag meaning "edge of a sword".
Agilulf m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century bishop of Cologne and saint.
Agim m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
Agmundr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Amund.
Agnar m Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
Agnarr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Agnar.
Agner m Danish
Danish form of Agnar.
Agni 1 m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
Agostinho m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agostino m Italian
Italian form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ágoston m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agrippa m & f Ancient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from a combination of Greek ἄγριος (agrios) meaning "wild" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" or alternatively of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
Agung m Indonesian
Means "great, large" in Indonesian.
Agus m Indonesian
Variant of Bagus.
Agustí m Catalan
Catalan form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agustín m Spanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ah m & f Chinese
From the Chinese character (ā), which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.
Ahab m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) meaning "brother" and אָב ('av) meaning "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. Herman Melville later used this name in his novel Moby-Dick (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
Ahenobarbus m Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "bronze beard" in Latin. This name was borne by a series of consuls of the late Roman Republic.
Əhməd m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ahmad.
Ahmad m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of Hamid 1).
Ahmed m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant of Ahmad. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
Ahmet m Turkish
Turkish form of Ahmad.
Ahmose m Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Egyptian jꜥḥ-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Iah combined with msj "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
Ahoth m Biblical Latin
Form of Ehud used in the Latin Old Testament.
Ahriman m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Angra Mainyu.
Ahtahkakoop m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "star blanket" in Cree. This was the name of an early 19th-century Cree chief.
Ahti m Finnish, Estonian, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.
Ahura Mazda m Persian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
Aias m Greek Mythology
Greek form of Ajax.
Aibek m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Turkic ay "moon" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Aidan m Irish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of Aodhán. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it uses the same fashionable den suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
Aike m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
Ailbhe f & m Irish
Possibly derived from the old Irish root albho meaning "white" or ail meaning "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.
Ailill m Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "elf" in Irish. This name occurs frequently in Irish legend, borne for example by the husband of Queen Medb.
Ailín m Irish
Irish cognate of Alan.
Ailpein m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of Alpin.
Aiman 2 m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيمن (see Ayman).
Aimé m French
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see Amy).
Aimilios m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αιμίλιος (see Emilios).
Aimo m Finnish
Means "generous amount" in Finnish.
Ain m Estonian
Possibly an Estonian short form of Hendrik.
Ainārs m Latvian
From Latvian aina meaning "scene, sight".
Aindrea m Scottish
Scottish form of Andrew.
Aindréas m Irish
Irish form of Andrew.
Aindriú m Irish
Irish form of Andrew.
Aineias m Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of Aeneas.
Aingeru m Basque
Basque form of Angelus (see Angel).
Ainsley f & m Scottish, English (Modern)
From a surname that was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Aiolos m Greek Mythology
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.
Aisopos m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Aesop.
Aithan m Biblical Greek
Form of Ethan used in the Greek Old Testament.
Aitor m Basque, Spanish
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
Aivar m Estonian
Estonian form of Ivar.
Aivars m Latvian
Latvian form of Ivar. The Latvian author Vilis Lācis used it for a character in his novel Uz Jauno Krastu (1952).
Ajax m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αἴας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αἰαστής (aiastes) meaning "mourner" or αἶα (aia) meaning "earth, land". In Greek mythology this was the name of two of the heroes who fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, the son of Telamon and the son of Oileus. When the armour of the slain hero Achilles was not given to Ajax Telamonian, he became mad with jealousy and killed himself.
Ajay m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
Ajdin m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Aydın.
Ajeet m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi अजीत, Marathi अजित, Gurmukhi ਅਜੀਤ or Bengali অজিত (see Ajit).
Ajit m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "unconquered, invincible", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जित (jita) meaning "conquered". This is a name of the gods Shiva and Vishnu, and of a future Buddha.
Ajith m Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of Ajit.
Ajnur m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of Aynur.
Akachi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
Akaki m Georgian
Georgian form of Akakios.
Akakios m Greek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from (a), a negative prefix, combined with κάκη (kake) meaning "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
Akamu m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Adam.
Akash m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
Akbar m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
Åke m Swedish
Swedish form of Áki.
Akeem m African American
Perhaps a variant of Hakim.
Akhenaton m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian ꜣḫ-n-jtn meaning "effective for Aton". Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton. He changed his name from Amenhotep IV in order to honour the god. After his death, polytheism resumed.
Akhil m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
Akhmad m Chechen, Ingush, Indonesian
Chechen, Ingush and Indonesian form of Ahmad.
Áki m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
Aki 1 m Finnish
Short form of Joakim.
Akiba m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲקִיבָא (see Akiva).
Akihiko m Japanese
From Japanese (aki) or (aki) both meaning "bright" combined with (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Akihito m Japanese
From Japanese (aki) or (aki) both meaning "bright" combined with (hito) meaning "compassionate". Other kanji combinations are possible. Akihito (1933-), name written , was the emperor of Japan from 1989 to 2019.
Akim m Russian
Russian form of Joachim.
Akimitsu m Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "bright" and (mitsu) meaning "light". Other combinations of kanji can also form this name.
Akio m Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "bright, luminous" combined with (o) meaning "man, husband", (o) meaning "male" or (o) meaning "hero, manly". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Akira m & f Japanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name. A famous bearer was the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), given name written .
Akiva m Hebrew
From an Aramaic form of Yaakov. Akiva (or Akiba) ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish rabbi.
Akmad m Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug
Maguindanao and Tausug form of Ahmad.
Akoni m Hawaiian
Short form of Anakoni.
Ákos m Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "white falcon". This was the name of a medieval Hungarian clan.
Akpan m Western African, Ibibio
Means "first-born son" in Ibibio.
Akpofure m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
Akram m Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
Aksel m Danish, Norwegian
Variant of Axel.
Akseli m Finnish
Finnish form of Axel.
Akshay m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying, imperishable" in Sanskrit.
Aku 1 m Finnish
Short form of Aukusti.
Akuchi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
Al m English
Short form of Albert and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
Ala m Arabic
Means "excellence, elevation" in Arabic.
Ala al-Din m Arabic
Means "excellence of religion" from Arabic عَلَاء ('ala) meaning "excellence, elevation" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". This was the name of several sultans of Delhi.
Alaattin m Turkish
Turkish form of Ala al-Din.
Aladdin m Literature
Anglicized form of Ala al-Din. This is the name of a mischievous boy in one of the tales of The 1001 Nights. A magician traps him in a cave, but he escapes with the help of a genie.
Alain m French
French form of Alan.
Alajos m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Aloysius.
Al-Amir m Arabic (Rare)
Means "the commander, the prince" in Arabic. This was the name of a 10th-century Fatimid imam.
Alan m English, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.... [more]
Alaois m Irish
Irish form of Aloysius.
Alaric m Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Alareiks, which meant "ruler of all", derived from the Germanic element ala "all" combined with ric "ruler". This was the name of a king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome in the 5th century.
Alasdair m Scottish
Scottish form of Alexander.
Alassane m Western African
Form of Al-Hasan used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Alastair m Scottish
Anglicized form of Alasdair.
Alastar m Irish
Irish form of Alexander.
Albaer m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Albert. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Albert.
Alban m German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus, which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
Albano m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (Rare)
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Albanus (see Alban).
Albanus m Ancient Roman
Latin form of Alban.
Alberich m Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "ruler, mighty". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the Nibelungenlied as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
Alberico m Italian
Italian form of Alberich.
Albert m English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert meaning "noble and bright", composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
Albertas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Albert.
Alberte 1 m Galician
Galician form of Albert.
Alberto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Albert.
Albertus m Ancient Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Adalbert (see Albert). This is the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Albert in daily life.
Albie m English
Diminutive of Albert.
Albin m Swedish, French, English, Slovene, Polish
Form of Albinus in several languages.
Albino m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Albinus.
Albinus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Albus. Saint Albinus (also called Aubin) was a 6th-century bishop of Angers in Brittany.
Alboin m Ancient Germanic
Form of Alfwin. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.
Alborz m Persian
From the name of a mountain range (of unknown etymology) in northern Iran.
Albrecht m German
German cognate of Albert.
Albus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
Alby m Irish
Anglicized masculine form of Ailbhe.
Alcaeus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλκαῖος (Alkaios) meaning "strong", derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength". This was the name of a 7th-century BC lyric poet from the island of Lesbos.
Alcibiades m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλκιβιάδης (Alkibiades), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" and βία (bia) meaning "force" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war.
Alcide m Italian, French
Italian and French form of Alcides.
Alcides m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλκείδης (Alkeides), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.
Aldebrand m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements ald meaning "old" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.
Aldegar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of Olegario.
Alden m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name Ealdwine.
Aldert m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of a Germanic name, either Aldhard or Adalhard.
Aldhard m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and hard "brave, hardy".
Aldin m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Ala al-Din.
Aldo m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
Aldous m English (Rare)
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.
Aldric m French (Rare), Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, mighty". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
Aldus m & f Medieval English
Medieval variant of Aldous.
Aldwin m Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and win "friend".
Ale 1 m & f Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of Aleksanteri or Aleksi, an Italian short form of Alessandro, and a Spanish short form of Alejandro or Alejandra.
Ale 2 m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Alec m English
Short form of Alexander.
Aleĉjo m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of Alexander.
Aled m Welsh
From the name of a Welsh river, of uncertain meaning.
Áleifr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Olaf.
Aleix m Catalan
Catalan form of Alexis.
Aleixo m Portuguese (Rare), Galician (Rare)
Portuguese and Galician form of Alexis.
Alejandro m Spanish
Spanish form of Alexander. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain from the 1990s until 2006 (and again in 2011).
Alejo m Spanish
Spanish form of Alexis.
Alekos m Greek
Diminutive of Alexandros.
Aleksandar m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Form of Alexander in several languages.
Aleksandër m Albanian
Albanian form of Alexander.
Aleksander m Polish, Slovene, Estonian, Norwegian, Danish
Form of Alexander in several languages.
Aleksandr m Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of Alexander. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
Aleksandras m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Alexander.
Aleksandre m Georgian
Georgian form of Alexander.
Aleksandro m Esperanto
Esperanto form of Alexander.
Aleksandrs m Latvian
Latvian form of Alexander.
Aleksandru m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Alexander.
Aleksanteri m Finnish
Finnish form of Alexander.
Aleksei m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see Aleksey).
Aleksej m Slovene
Slovene form of Alexis.
Aleksejs m Latvian
Latvian form of Aleksey.
Aleksey m Russian
Russian form of Alexis. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
Aleksi m Finnish, Bulgarian, Georgian
Finnish, Bulgarian and Georgian form of Alexis.
Aleksy m Polish
Polish form of Alexis.
Alem m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Alim.
Alemayehu m & f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
Alen m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Alan.
Aleš m Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Diminutive of Alexej or Aleksander.
Alesander m Basque
Basque form of Alexander.
Alessandro m Italian
Italian form of Alexander. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
Alessio m Italian
Italian form of Alexis.
Álex m Spanish
Short form of Alejandro.
Àlex m Catalan
Catalan short form of Alexander.
Alex m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of Alexander, Alexandra and other names beginning with Alex.
Alexander m English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, help" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
Alexandr m Czech, Russian
Czech form of Alexander, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Александр (see Aleksandr).
Alexandre m French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of Alexander in several languages. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote The Three Musketeers.
Alexandru m Romanian
Romanian form of Alexander.
Alexei m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see Aleksey).
Alexej m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Alexis.
Alexey m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Алексей (see Aleksey).
Alexios m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Alexius.
Alexis m & f French, English, Greek, Spanish, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Ἄλεξις (Alexis) meaning "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Ἀλέξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
Alexius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλέξιος (Alexios), a derivative of Ἄλεξις (see Alexis). This was the name of five Byzantine emperors. It was also borne by a 5th-century Syrian saint who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
Alexsandr m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Александр (see Aleksandr).
Alf 1 m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr meaning "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
Alf 2 m English
Short form of Alfred.
Alf 3 m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of Adolf.
Alfarr m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Alvar.
Alfbern m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and bern "bear".
Alfeo m Italian
Italian form of Alphaeus.
Alfhard m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hard "brave, hardy".
Alfher m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of Alvar).
Alfie m English
Diminutive of Alfred.
Alfio m Italian
Italian form of Alphius.
Alfons m German, Dutch, Catalan, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Catalan form of Alfonso.
Alfonso m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see Ildefonso), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. This was the name of six kings of Portugal and kings of several ancient regions of Spain.
Alfonz m Slovene
Slovene form of Alfonso.
Alfr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Alf 1.
Alfréd m Hungarian, Slovak, Czech
Hungarian, Slovak and Czech form of Alfred.
Alfred m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Means "elf counsel", derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His fame helped to ensure the usage of this name even after the Norman Conquest, when most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. It became rare by the end of the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 18th century.... [more]
Alfredas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Alfred.
Alfredo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alfred.
Alfvin m Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements alfr "elf" and vinr "friend".
Alfwin m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alf "elf" and win "friend".
Algar m English (Rare)
Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, being absorbed by similar-sounding names and Norman and Scandinavian cognates. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
Algautr m Ancient Scandinavian
From the Old Norse elements alfr "elf" and gautr "Geat, Goth".
Alger m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name Algar.
Algernon m English
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from aux gernons "having a moustache", which was applied to William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror. It was first used a given name in the 15th century (for a descendant of William de Percy). This name was borne by a character (a mouse) in the short story Flowers for Algernon (1958) and novel of the same title (1966) by the American author Daniel Keyes.
Algimantas m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian alga "salary, pay" and mantus "intelligent".
Algirdas m Lithuanian
Possibly from the Baltic elements al "each" and girdas "rumour, news". This was the name of a 14th-century Grand Duke of Lithuania.
Algot m Swedish
Swedish form of Algautr.
Alhaji m Western African, Hausa
Means "the pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجّ (hajj) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj". It is typically a title, not a name.
Al-Hasan m Arabic
Form of Hasan prefixed with the Arabic definite article.
Alhassan m Western African
Form of Al-Hasan used in western Africa.
'Ali m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّ (see Ali 1).
Əli m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ali 1.
Ali 1 m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
Aliaksandr m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Alexander.
Aliaksei m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Alexis.
Alija m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Ali 1.
Alik m Russian
Diminutive of Aleksandr, Albert and other names beginning with the same sound.
Alikhan m Kazakh
Combination of the name Ali 1 and the Turkic title khan, which means "ruler, leader".
Alim m Arabic, Turkish, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
Alimjan m Uyghur
Uyghur elaboration of Alim using the suffix جان (jan) meaning "dear".
Alin m Romanian
Possibly a Romanian masculine form of Alina. Alternatively it may derive from Romanian alina "to soothe".
Alinafe m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
Aliprand m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alja meaning "other, foreign" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire".
Alisher m Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik
From the given name Ali 1 combined with Persian شیر (sher) meaning "lion".
Alistair m Scottish
Anglicized form of Alasdair.
Alister m Scottish
Anglicized form of Alasdair.
Alix f & m French
Medieval French variant of Alice, also sometimes used as a masculine name. This is the name of the hero (a young Gaulish man) of a French comic book series, which debuted in 1948.
Aljaž m Slovene
Derived from a Slovene surname, which is of unknown meaning.
Aljoša m & f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of Alyosha. In Slovene it can also be a feminine name.
Alkaios m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Alcaeus.
Alke m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Alkiviadis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Alcibiades.
Allah m Theology
Derived from Arabic الإله (al-ilah) meaning "the deity". It is primarily used to refer to the Islamic God, though it was originally used by pre-Islamic Arabs, and is sometimes used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews.
Allan m English, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, Estonian
Variant of Alan. The American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) got his middle name from the surname of the parents who adopted him.
Allard m Dutch
Dutch form of Adalhard.
Alle m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Allen m English, Scottish
Variant of Alan. A famous bearer of this name was Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), an American beat poet. Another is the American film director and actor Woody Allen (1935-), who took the stage name Allen from his real first name.
Allison f & m English
From the middle of the 20th century this has primarily been used as a variant of the feminine name Alison. However, prior to that it was used as an uncommon masculine name, derived from the English and Scottish surname Allison.
Allon m Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Ally 2 m Scottish
Diminutive of Alistair.
Allyn m & f English
Variant or feminine form of Alan.
Almas f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
Almir 1 m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of Almiro.
Almir 2 m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Al-Amir.
Almiro m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Adelmar.
Almog m & f Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
Álmos m Hungarian
Possibly from Hungarian álom "dream", though perhaps of Turkic origin meaning "bought". This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the father of a great nation.
Alois m German, Czech
German and Czech form of Aloysius.
Aloísio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aloysius.
Aloisio m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Aloysius.
Alojz m Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of Aloysius.
Alojzij m Slovene
Slovene form of Aloysius.
Alojzije m Croatian
Croatian form of Aloysius.
Alojzy m Polish
Polish form of Aloysius.
Alon 1 m Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
Alon 2 m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "wave" in Tagalog.
Alonso m Spanish
Spanish variant of Alfonso.
Alonzo m English (American)
Variant of Alonso in use in America.
Aloys m Medieval Occitan
Medieval Occitan form of Louis.
Aloysius m English
Latinized form of Aloys, an old Occitan form of Louis. This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint, Aloysius Gonzaga. The name has been in occasional use among Catholics since his time.
Alp m Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish.
Alparslan m Turkish
From Turkish alp meaning "brave" and arslan meaning "lion", referring to the 11th-century Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan, who expanded the Seljuk Empire into Anatolia.
Alperen m Turkish
From Turkish alp "hero" and eren "holy person".
Alpertti m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Albert.
Alpha f & m English
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
Alphaeus m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Ἀλφαῖος (Alphaios), the Greek form of a Hebrew name that meant "changing". In the New Testament this is the name of the fathers of the apostles James and Levi.