Masculine Names

gender
usage
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
Variant of Alan, or from a surname that was derived from this same name. 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.
Alphege m History (Ecclesiastical)
Middle English form of Ælfheah.
Alphius m Late Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of Alphaeus, or possibly from an Umbrian root meaning "white". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Sicily.
Alphonse m French
French form of Alfonso.
Alphonso m English
Variant of Alfonso.
Alphonsus m History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of Alfonso. This name was borne by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, an 18th-century Italian bishop who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church.
Alphonzo m English (Rare)
Uncommon variant of Alfonso.
Alpin m Scottish (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic name Ailpean, possibly derived from a Pictish word meaning "white". This was the name of two kings of Dál Riata and two kings of the Picts in the 8th and 9th centuries.
Altair m Astronomy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "the flyer" in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Aquila.
Altan m Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
Alte 2 m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald meaning "old".
Alter m Yiddish
From Yiddish אַלט (alt) meaning "old". This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.
Alton m English
From an Old English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town at the source of the river".
Altti m Finnish
Finnish form of Albert.
Altwidus m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and witu "forest".
Alun m Welsh
Welsh form of Alan. It is also the name of two rivers in Wales.
Alv m Norwegian
Variant of Alf 1.
Alva 2 m English
Variant of Alvah. A famous bearer of this name was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
Alvah m Biblical
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.
Alvar m Swedish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Alfarr, formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior".
Álvaro m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish form of a Germanic name, perhaps Alfher. Verdi used this name in his opera The Force of Destiny (1862).
Alve m Swedish
Variant of Alf 1.
Alvin m English, Swedish
From a medieval form of any of the Old English names Ælfwine, Æðelwine or Ealdwine. It was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the Old English names. As a Scandinavian name it is derived from Alfvin, an Old Norse cognate of Ælfwine.
Alvis m Norse Mythology, Latvian
From the Old Norse Alvíss meaning "all wise". In Norse mythology this was the name of a dwarf who was to marry Thor's daughter Thrud. Thor was not pleased with this so he tricked Alvis by asking him questions until the sun rose, at which time the dwarf was turned into stone.
Alvise m Italian
Venetian form of Louis.
Alvíss m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Alvis.
Alwin m German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From either of the two Germanic names Alfwin or Adalwin.
Alwyn m Welsh
From the name of the River Alwen in northern Wales (a tributary of the River Dee).
Alyosha m Russian
Diminutive of Aleksey.
Amabilis m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lovable". Saint Amabilis was a 5th-century priest in Riom, central France.
Amable m & f French (Archaic)
French form of Amabilis.
Amadej m Slovene
Slovene form of Amadeus.
Amadeo m Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Spanish form of Amadeus, as well as an Italian variant. This was the name of a 19th-century king of Spain (born in Italy).
Amadeu m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Amadeus.
Amadeus m Late Roman
Means "love of God", derived from Latin amare "to love" and Deus "God". A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), who was actually born Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart but preferred the Latin translation of his Greek middle name. This name was also assumed as a middle name by the German novelist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), who took it in honour of Mozart.
Amadi 1 m Western African, Igbo
Means "freeborn man" in Igbo.
Amadi 2 m Western African (Rare), Yoruba (Rare)
Possibly means "seemed destined to die at birth" in Yoruba.
Amadioha m African Mythology
Derived from Igbo àmádí "freeborn man" and ọ̀hà "community, people". The is the name of the god of thunder and lightning in traditional Igbo belief.
Amadís m Literature
Spanish form of Amadis.
Amadis m Literature
Probably an Old Spanish form of Amadeus. In a medieval tale Amadis of Gaul was a heroic knight-errant and the lover of Oriana. The earliest extant version of the story, Amadís de Gaula, was written by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in 1508.
Amado m Spanish
Spanish form of Amatus.
Amador m Spanish
Spanish form of Amator.
Amadou m Western African
Form of Ahmad used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Amadu m Western African
Form of Ahmad used in western Africa.
Amahle m & f Southern African, Zulu
Means "the beautiful ones" in Zulu.
Amal 1 f & m Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
Amal 2 m Biblical
Means "work" in Hebrew. This was the name of an Asherite in the Old Testament.
Amalbert m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements amal meaning "work, labour" and beraht meaning "bright".
Amalgaid m Old Irish
Old Irish name of uncertain meaning. This was the name of a few early Irish kings.
Amalric m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements amal meaning "work, labour" and ric meaning "ruler, mighty". This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths, as well as two 12th-century rulers of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Amâncio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Amantius.
Amancio m Spanish
Spanish form of Amantius.
Amand m French
French form of Amandus.
Amandeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Amando m Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Amandus.
Amandus m Late Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
Amani f & m Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
Amantius m Late Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
Amar 1 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
Amar 2 m Bosnian
Bosnian form of 'Ammar.
Amardeep m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
Amare m African American (Modern)
Variant of Amari. This name is borne by basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire (1982-).
Amari m & f African American (Modern)
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic Ammar. This name has risen in popularity in America at the same time as similar-sounding names such as Jamari and Kamari.
Amariah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has said" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
Amarjeet m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
Amaro m Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from the Germanic name Adelmar, maybe influenced by Latin amarus "bitter". This was the name of a legendary saint who was said to have sailed across the Atlantic to a paradise. He is especially popular in Galicia and Asturias in Spain.
Amaru m Indigenous American, Quechua
Means "snake" in Quechua. It was borne by Tupaq Amaru and Tupaq Amaru II, two Inca leaders after the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire (in the 16th and 18th centuries).
Amaruq m Indigenous American, Inuit
Means "wolf" in Inuktitut.
Amato m Italian
Italian form of Amatus.
Amator m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "lover (of God)". Saint Amator was a 5th-century bishop of Auxerre.
Amatore m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Amator.
Amatus m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "beloved". The 7th-century Saint Amatus was the first abbot of Remiremont Abbey.
Amaury m French
French form of Amalric.
Ambakoum m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Habakkuk.
Ambram m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Amram.
Ambrogio m Italian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambroise m French
French form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambroos m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrose m English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Ἀμβρόσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
Ambrosi m Georgian
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see Ambrose).
Ambrósio m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrosio m Spanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrož m Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrozije m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambroży m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrus m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Amé m Medieval French
Old French form of Aimé.
Amédée m French
French form of Amadeus.
Amedeo m Italian
Italian form of Amadeus. A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), an Italian chemist most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number. Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
Amel 1 m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of Amal 1.
Amenemhat m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian jmn-m-ḥꜣt meaning "Amon is foremost". This was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs, including the founder of the 12th dynasty.
Amenhotep m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian jmn-ḥtp meaning "peace of Amon", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Amon combined with ḥtp "peace, satisfaction". This was the name of four pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Amenhotep III, known as the Magnificent, who ruled over Egypt during a time of great prosperity.
Ameqran m Northern African, Berber
Means "eldest" in Tamazight.
Américo m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Amerigo.
Amerigo m Italian
Medieval Italian form of Emmerich. Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) was the Italian explorer who gave the continent of America its name (from Americus, the Latin form of his name).
Amery m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Emery.
Amets m & f Basque
Means "dream" in Basque.
Amhlaidh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Olaf.
Amhlaoibh m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Olaf.
Ami 1 m Biblical
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
Ami 4 m Hebrew
Means "my people" or "my nation" in Hebrew.
Amichai m Hebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.
Amila m Sinhalese
Means "valuable" in Sinhala.
Amílcar m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Hamilcar.
Amilcare m Italian
Italian form of Hamilcar.
Amin m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أمين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
Amine 1 m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمين (see Amin) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Aminta m Literature
Form of Amyntas used by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his play Aminta (1573). In the play Aminta is a shepherd who falls in love with a nymph.
Aminu m Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Amin.
Amir 1 m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
Amir 2 m Hebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
Amiran m Georgian, Literature
Variant of Amirani. This is the name of the central character in the medieval Georgian romance Amiran-Darejaniani by Moses of Khoni. The author was inspired by the mythical Amirani and the stories surrounding him, and loosely based his tale on them.
Amirani m Georgian Mythology
Meaning unknown, probably of Proto-Kartvelian origin. This is the name of a hero from Georgian mythology whose story is similar to that of Prometheus from Greek mythology.
Amis m Medieval English, Medieval French
Medieval name, a masculine form of Amice. It appears in the medieval French poem Amis and Amiles, about two friends who make sacrifices for one another.
Amit 1 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Amit 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
Amitabh m Indian, Hindi
Means "immeasurable splendour" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (1942-).
Amitai m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Amittai.
Amittai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my truth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of the prophet Jonah.
Amjad m Arabic
Means "more glorious" in Arabic.
Amlaíb m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Olaf.
Amleto m Italian
Italian form of Hamlet.
'Ammar m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمّار (see Ammar).
Ammar m Arabic
Means "long-lived", from Arabic عَمَرَ ('amara) meaning "to live long".
Ammiel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.
Ammon m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Yamanu (see Amon).
Amnon m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.
Amon m Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
From Ἄμμων (Ammon), the Greek form of Egyptian jmn (reconstructed as Yamanu) meaning "the hidden one". In early Egyptian mythology he was a god of the air, creativity and fertility, who was particularly revered in Thebes. Later, during the Middle Kingdom, his attributes were combined with those of the god Ra and he was worshipped as the supreme solar deity Amon-Ra.
Amon-Ra m Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
Combination of the names of the gods Amon and Ra. During the later Middle Kingdom the attributes of these two deities were merged.
Amor m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
Amore m & f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Amor.
Amos m English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.
Amour m & f French (Rare)
French form of Amor.
Ampelio m Italian
Italian form of Ampelius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ἀμπέλιος (Ampelios), which was derived from ἄμπελος (ampelos) meaning "vine". Saint Ampelius was a 7th-century bishop of Milan.
Ampelius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see Ampelio).
Amram m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
Amrit m Indian, Hindi
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink that gives immortality.
Amse m Frisian
Originally a short form of the Germanic name Adelmar.
Amulius m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, king of Alba Longa, but was eventually deposed by Numitor's grandsons Romulus and Remus.
Amund m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
Amvrosiy m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Amyas m English (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps a derivative of Amis. Alternatively, it may come from a surname that originally indicated that the bearer was from the city of Amiens in France. Edmund Spenser used this name for a minor character in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
Amyntas m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀμύντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.
An 1 m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
An 2 m Sumerian Mythology
Means "heaven, sky" in Sumerian. An was the supreme Sumerian god of the heavens, the father of Enlil and Enki. His cuneiform sign 𒀭 (dingir) was prefixed to the names of other deities in writing, though it was not pronounced.
Anacleto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anacletus.
Anacletus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀνάκλητος (Anakletos), derived from ἀνάκλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
Anah f & m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
Anaiah m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "Yahweh has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
Anakin m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character (also known as Darth Vader) in the Star Wars movie saga, created by George Lucas. Lucas may have based it on the surname of his friend and fellow director Ken Annakin.
Anakoni m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Anthony.
Anan 1 m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
Anan 2 m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
Anand m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
Ananda m Tamil
Variant of Anand.
Anani m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
Ananias m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From Ἁνανίας (Hananias), the Greek form of Hananiah. In Acts in the New Testament this is the name of three characters: a disciple in Damascus, the husband of Sapphira, and the high priest of the Jews who tries Paul.
Anant m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of Ananta.
Ananta m & f Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
Ananth m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of Ananta.
Anantha m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of Ananta.
Anapa m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Anubis.
Anar 1 m Azerbaijani
Means "will understand" in Azerbaijani.
Anargyros m Greek
From the Greek term ἀνάργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with ἄργυρος (argyros) meaning "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
Anaru m Maori
Maori form of Andrew.
Anas m Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions.
Anass m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنس (see Anas).
Anastas m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Anastasius.
Anastasie f & m French, Romanian (Rare)
French form of Anastasia (feminine) and Romanian form of Anastasius (masculine).
Anastasio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Anastasius.
Anastasius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀναστάσιος (Anastasios), which meant "resurrection" from Greek ἀνάστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ἀνά (ana) meaning "up" and στάσις (stasis) meaning "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
Anastasiy m Russian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of Anastasius.
Anat 2 f & m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Anath 1. In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
Anath 1 m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
Anatjari m Indigenous Australian, Pintupi
Meaning unknown, of Pintupi origin.
Anatol m Polish, Belarusian
Polish and Belarusian form of Anatolius.
Anatole m French
French form of Anatolius.
Anatoli m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see Anatoliy), as well as the Georgian form.
Anatolijs m Latvian
Latvian form of Anatolius.
Anatolius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀνατόλιος (Anatolios), derived from ἀνατολή (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
Anatoliy m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Anatolius.
Anatoly m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий (see Anatoliy).
Anaxagoras m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and ἀγορά (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
Anbu m Tamil
Means "love" in Tamil.
Anĉjo m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of Anthony.
Ándaras m Sami
Northern Sami form of Andrew.
Andebert m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and meaning "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht meaning "bright".
Anđelko m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Angel.
Anđelo m Croatian
Croatian form of Angel.
Andeolus m Late Roman
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint who was martyred in southern Gaul (at the town now known as Bourg-Saint-Andéol) in 3rd century.
Ander m Basque
Basque form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Anders m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Andreas (see Andrew). A famous bearer was the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874).
Anderson m English
From a surname meaning "son of Andrew".
Andie m & f English
Diminutive of Andrew or Andrea 2.
Andile m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
Andoni m Basque
Basque form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Andor 1 m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see Thor).
András m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Andras m Faroese
Faroese form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Andraž m Slovene
Slovene form of Andrew.
André m French, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Andrea 1 m Italian
Italian form of Andreas (see Andrew). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
Andreas m German, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of Andrew. It is also the form used in Modern Greek, German and Welsh.
Andrei m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of Andrew, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Андрей or Belarusian Андрэй (see Andrey).
Andrej m Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of Andrew in several languages.
Andreja 2 m Serbian
Serbian form of Andrew.
Andrejs m Latvian
Latvian form of Andrew.
Andrés m Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of Andrew.
Andres m Estonian
Estonian form of Andrew.
Andrés Felipe m Spanish
Combination of Andrés and Felipe especially popular in Colombia.
Andreu m Catalan
Catalan form of Andrew.
Andrew m English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ἀνδρέας (Andreas), which was derived from ἀνδρεῖος (andreios) meaning "manly, masculine", a derivative of ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.... [more]
Andrey m Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Bulgarian and Belarusian form of Andrew.
Andria m Georgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of Andrew.
Andries m Dutch
Dutch form of Andrew.
Andrija m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Andrew.
Andris m Latvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of Andrew.
Andrius m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Andrew.
Andriy m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Andrew.
Andro m Croatian, Georgian
Croatian form of Andrew, as well as a Georgian short form of Andria.
Androcles m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀνδροκλῆς (Androkles) meaning "glory of a man", derived from ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
Andronicus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀνδρόνικος (Andronikos) meaning "victory of a man", from ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and νίκη (nike) meaning "victory". Shakespeare used this name in his play Titus Andronicus (1593).
Andrus m Estonian
Estonian form of Andrew.
Andrzej m Polish
Polish form of Andrew.
Andy m & f English
Diminutive of Andrew or sometimes Andrea 2. American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.
Ane 2 m Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
Aneirin m Old Welsh, Welsh
Old Welsh name, possibly from the Latin name Honorius. This was the name of a 6th-century Brythonic poet, also known as Neirin or Aneurin, who is said to be the author of the poem Y Gododdin.
Anej m Slovene
Slovene form of Aeneas.
Aneurin m Welsh
Modern form of Aneirin.
Ange m & f French
French masculine and feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Ángel m Spanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see Angel).
Àngel m Catalan
Catalan form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angel m & f English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus, which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
Ângelo m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angelo m Italian
Italian form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angelos m Greek
Greek form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angelus m Late Roman
Latin form of Angel.
Anghel m Romanian
Romanian form of Angelus (see Angel).
Ànghelu m Sardinian
Sardinian form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angilberct m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Engelbert.
Angiolo m Italian
Variant of Angelo.
Angjelko m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Angel.
Angra Mainyu m Persian Mythology
Means "evil spirit" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Angra Mainyu was the god of darkness, death and destruction, the enemy of Ahura Mazda.