Masculine Names

gender
usage
Aristarkh m Russian
Russian form of Aristarchus.
Aristeides m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Aristides.
Aristeidis m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστείδης (see Aristidis).
Aristide m French, Italian
French and Italian form of Aristides.
Arístides m Spanish
Spanish form of Aristides.
Aristides m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Portuguese
From the Greek name Ἀριστείδης (Aristeides), derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
Aristidis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Aristides.
Aristocles m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀριστοκλῆς (Aristokles) meaning "the best glory", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
Aristodemos m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
Ariston m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "the best".
Aristophanes m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright.
Aristoteles m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Aristotle.
Aristotelis m Greek
Modern Greek form of Aristotle.
Aristotle m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ἀριστοτέλης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and τέλος (telos) meaning "purpose, result, completion". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
Arisztid m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of Aristides.
Aritra m Bengali
From Sanskrit अरित्र (aritra) meaning "propelling, an oar".
Aritz m Basque
From Basque haritz meaning "oak tree".
Arjan m Dutch
Dutch form of Adrian.
Arjuna m Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
Arkadi m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see Arkadiy).
Arkadios m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from ἄρκτος (arktos) meaning "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
Arkadiusz m Polish
Polish form of Arkadios.
Arkadiy m Russian
Russian form of Arkadios. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons (1862).
Arkady m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Аркадий (see Arkadiy).
Arkaitz m Basque
Means "rock" in Basque.
Arke 2 m Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of names beginning with the Old German element arn meaning "eagle".
Arkhip m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Archippos.
Arlen m English
Meaning unknown, possibly from a surname.
Arlie f & m English
Diminutive of Arline and other names beginning with Arl.
Arlo m English
Meaning uncertain. It was perhaps inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem The Faerie Queene (1590) by Edmund Spenser. Spenser probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, meaning "between two highlands".
Arlotto m Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name, recorded in Latin as Arlotus. It is possibly from Old French herlot meaning "vagabond, tramp".
Arman 1 m Persian, Kazakh
Means "wish, hope" in Persian.
Arman 2 m Armenian
Variant of Armen.
Armand m French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of Herman.
Armando m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Herman.
Armani m & f English (Modern)
From an Italian surname meaning "son of Ermanno". It has been used as a given name due to the fashion company Armani, which was founded by the clothing designer Giorgio Armani (1934-).
Ármann m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Herman.
Armas m Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (an archaic poetic word).
Armazi m Georgian Mythology
Possibly related to the name of the Armenian god Aramazd or the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. In pre-Christian Georgian mythology Armazi was the supreme god.
Armel m Breton, French
Breton and French form of the Old Welsh name Arthmail, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince, chieftain". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
Armen m Armenian
Derived from the name of the country of Armenia (which is in fact named Հայաստան (Hayastan) in Armenian).
Ármin m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Arminius.
Armin m German
Modern form of Arminius.
Arminius m Old Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name, possibly derived from the element *ermunaz meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to Herman, or that it is not Germanic at all. Arminius was a 1st-century chief of the Germanic tribe of the Cherusci. Raised in Rome as a hostage, he eventually became a citizen and joined the army. However, he turned against the Empire, leading the Germans in a surprise attack in the Teutoburg Forest and driving the Romans from Germania.
Armo m Finnish (Rare)
Means "grace, mercy" in Finnish.
Arn m English
Short form of Arnold.
Arnaldo m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Arnold.
Arnar m Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ǫrn "eagle" and herr "army, warrior".
Arnau m Catalan
Catalan form of Arnold.
Arnaud m French
French form of Arnold.
Arnd m German
German short form of Arnold.
Arndt m German
German short form of Arnold.
Arne 1 m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element ǫrn meaning "eagle".
Arne 2 m German
Diminutive of Arnold.
Arnfinn m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements ǫrn "eagle" and finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
Arnfinnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Arnfinn.
Arnfried m German (Rare)
From an Old German name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and fridu "peace".
Árni m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Arne 1.
Arnie m English
Diminutive of Arnold.
Arnifrid m Germanic
Old German form of Arnfried.
Arno m Dutch, German
Short form of Arnoud or Arnold.
Arnoald m Germanic
Old German form of Arnold.
Arnold m English, German, Dutch, Polish, Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and walt "power, authority". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
Arnoldas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Arnold.
Arnoldo m Italian (Rare)
Italian variant of Arnaldo.
Arnolds m Latvian
Latvian form of Arnold.
Arnolfo m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Arnulf.
Arnór m Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of Andor 1.
Arnošt m Czech, Sorbian
Czech and Sorbian form of Ernest.
Arnoud m Dutch
Dutch form of Arnold.
Arnout m Dutch
Dutch form of Arnold.
Arnstein m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnsteinn.
Arnsteinn m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse ǫrn meaning "eagle" and steinn meaning "stone".
Arnt m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arend.
Arnþór m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Andor 1.
Arnþórr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Andor 1.
Arnulf m German, Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and wolf meaning "wolf". This name was borne by a few early saints, notably a 7th-century Frankish bishop of Metz. It was also the name of a 9th-century Holy Roman emperor.
Arnviðr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Arvid.
Aroha f & m Maori
Means "love" in Maori.
Aroldo m Italian
Italian form of Harold.
Áron m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Aaron.
Aron m Polish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of Aaron.
Aronas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aaron.
Árpád m Hungarian
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.
Arran m Scottish
From the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.
Arrats m Basque
Means "afternoon, dusk" in Basque.
Arrigo m Italian
Italian variant form of Heinrich (see Henry).
Arron m English
Variant of Aaron.
Arsaces m Old Persian (Latinized), Parthian (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἀρσάκης (Arsakes), the Greek form of Old Persian 𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎣 (Aršaka) or Parthian 𐭀𐭓𐭔𐭊 (Arshak), perhaps a diminutive of Old Persian 𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠𐎴 (aršan) meaning "hero". This name was borne by two rulers of Parthia, including the first king (3rd century BC).
Arsakes m Old Persian (Hellenized), Parthian (Hellenized)
Greek form of Old Persian Aršaka or Parthian Arshak (see Arsaces).
Arsen m Armenian, Ossetian
Armenian and Ossetian form of Arsenios.
Arsène m French
French form of Arsenios.
Arseni m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Арсений (see Arseniy).
Arsénio m Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Arsenios.
Arsênio m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Arsenios.
Arsenio m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Arsenios.
Arsenios m Ancient Greek
Means "virile" in Greek. Saint Arsenius was a 5th-century deacon who was tutor to the two sons of the Roman emperor Theodosius. The two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, divided the empire into eastern and western halves upon their father's death.
Arseniy m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Arsenios.
Arseny m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Арсений (see Arseniy).
Arshak m Parthian
Parthian form of Arsaces.
Arshaka m Old Persian
Old Persian form of Arsaces.
Arslan m Turkish, Turkmen
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of Aslan.
Art m English
Short form of Arthur.
Artair m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Arthur.
Artan m Albanian
Derived from Albanian artë meaning "golden".
Artaxerxes m Old Persian (Hellenized), Biblical, History
Greek form of the Old Persian name 𐎠𐎼𐎫𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎠 (Artaxšaça) meaning "true reign", derived from 𐎠𐎼𐎫 (arta) meaning "true" and 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎶 (xšaçam) meaning "reign, kingdom". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sasanian Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
Artaxshaça m Old Persian
Old Persian form of Artaxerxes.
Artem m Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of Artemios. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Артём (see Artyom).
Artemi m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Артемий (see Artemiy).
Artemidoros m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess Artemis combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
Artemio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Artemios.
Artemios m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
Artemisios m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis.
Artemiy m Russian
Russian variant form of Artemios.
Artemon m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis.
Artemy m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Артемий (see Artemiy).
Arthfael m Medieval Welsh
Medieval Welsh form of Armel.
Arthit m Thai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god Aditya.
Arthmail m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Armel.
Arthur m English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements *artos "bear" (Old Welsh arth) combined with *wiros "man" (Old Welsh gur) or *rīxs "king" (Old Welsh ri). Alternatively it could be related to an obscure Roman family name Artorius.... [more]
Artie m & f English
Diminutive and feminine form of Arthur.
Artjoms m Latvian
Latvian form of Artemios.
Arto m Finnish
Finnish short form of Arthur.
Artsiom m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Artemios.
Artsyom m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Арцём (see Artsiom).
Arttu m Finnish
Finnish short form of Arthur.
Artturi m Finnish
Finnish form of Arthur.
Artúr m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Arthur.
Artūras m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Arthur.
Arturo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Arthur.
Artūrs m Latvian
Latvian form of Arthur.
Artyom m Russian
Russian form of Artemios.
Aruna m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown, dawn" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुण) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The modern feminine form अरुणा is also transcribed as Aruna, however the modern masculine form is Arun.
Arūnas m Lithuanian
Derived from poetic Lithuanian aras meaning "eagle" combined with the patronymic suffix ūnas.
Arve m Norwegian
Variant of Arvid.
Arvel m English
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of Arwel.
Arvid m Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements ǫrn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
Arvīds m Latvian
Latvian form of Arvid.
Arvo m Finnish, Estonian
Means "value, worth" in Finnish and Estonian.
Arvydas m Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian ar "also" and the root vyd- "to see".
Arwel m Welsh
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
Arwyn m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, blessed".
Arya 1 m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
Aryan m Indian, Hindi
Variant of Arya 1.
Aryeh m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see Arieh).
Arzhel m Breton
Breton form of Armel.
Asa m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
As'ad m Arabic
Means "happier, luckier" in Arabic.
Asad m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
Asadollah m Persian
Persian form of Asadullah.
Asadullah m Arabic, Pashto
Means "lion of Allah", derived from Arabic أسد (asad) meaning "lion" combined with الله (Allah).
Asaf m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Asaph.
Asahi m & f Japanese
From Japanese (asahi) or 朝日 (asahi) both meaning "morning sun". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Asaph m Biblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
Asar m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Osiris.
Ásbjörn m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ásbjǫrn.
Ásbjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of Osborn.
Asbjørn m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Ásbjǫrn.
Ascanio m Italian
Italian form of Ascanius.
Ascanius m Roman Mythology
From Greek Ἀσκάνιος (Askanios), of unknown meaning. In Greek and Roman mythology Ascanius, also called Julus, was the son of Aeneas.
Ascelin m Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Old German element asc meaning "ash tree" (Proto-Germanic *askaz).
Asco m Germanic
Derived from the Old German element asc meaning "ash tree" (Proto-Germanic *askaz).
Asdrúbal m Spanish
Spanish form of Hasdrubal.
Aseem m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi असीम (see Asim 2).
Asen m Bulgarian
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
Aser m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Asher used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Ásgeir m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Asger.
Asgeir m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Asger.
Ásgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Asger.
Asger m Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear". It is a cognate of Ansgar.
Asghar m Arabic, Persian
Means "smallest, youngest" in Arabic. It is used by Shias in honour of Ali al-Asghar, a young son of Husayn killed with his father.
Ash m & f English
Short form of Ashley. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
Ashanti f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
Asher m Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
Ashfaq m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
Ashish m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit आशिष (ashisha) meaning "prayer, blessing".
Ashkii m Indigenous American, Navajo
Means "boy" in Navajo.
Ashley f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls. It reached its height of popularity in America in 1987, but it did not become the highest ranked name until 1991, being overshadowed by the likewise-popular Jessica until then. In the United Kingdom it is still more common as a masculine name.
Ashmedai m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Hebrew form of Asmodeus found in the Talmud.
Ashoka m Sanskrit
Means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit. This name was borne by Ashoka the Great, a 3rd-century BC emperor of India.
Ashton m & f English (Modern)
From an English surname, itself derived from a place name meaning "ash tree town" in Old English. This was a rare masculine name until the 1980s, when it gradually began becoming more common for both genders. Inspired by the female character Ashton Main from the 1985 miniseries North and South, parents in America gave it more frequently to girls than boys from 1986 to 1997. Since then it has been overwhelmingly masculine once again, perhaps due in part to the fame of the actor Ashton Kutcher (1978-).
Ashtyn f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Ashton.
Ashur m Semitic Mythology
From the name of the city of Ashur, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, which is of unknown meaning. Ashur was the patron deity of the city and the chief god of Assyria.
Ashurbanipal m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized)
From Akkadian Ashur-bani-apli meaning "Ashur is creator of a son". This was the name of one of the final kings of the Assyrian Empire, reigning late in the 7th century BC. He appears in the Old Testament under the name Asnappar.
Ashwin m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
Asier m Basque
Means "the beginning", from Basque hasi.
Asif m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
Asil m Turkish
Means "noble" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic أصيل (asil).
Asım m Turkish
Turkish form of Asim 1.
Asim 1 m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
Asim 2 m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
Ask m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
Ásketill m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
Asklepiades m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god Asklepios combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
Asklepios m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis.
Askr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Ask.
Aslan m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Literature
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan for the main protagonist (a lion) in his Chronicles of Narnia series of books, first appearing in 1950.
Aslanbek m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkic military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Asmodaios m Biblical Greek
Greek form of Asmodeus found in the Book of Tobit.
Asmodeus m Biblical, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
From Greek Ἀσμοδαῖος (Asmodaios) and Hebrew אשְׁמְדּאי ('Ashmed'ai), probably from Avestan 𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬆𐬨𐬀 (aēshəma) meaning "wrath" and 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēuua) meaning "demon". In the apocryphal Book of Tobit this is the name of a demon who successively kills seven of Sarah's husbands on their wedding nights. He also appears in the Talmud.
Åsmund m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, derived from the elements áss "god" and mundr "protection" (a cognate of Osmond).
Ásmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åsmund.
Ásmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Åsmund.
Asnappar m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of Ashurbanipal. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
Asse m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the elements asc meaning "ash tree" or ansi meaning "god".
Astaroth m Literature
From Ashtaroth, the plural form of Ashtoreth used in the Bible to refer to Phoenician idols. This spelling was used in late medieval demonology texts to refer to a type of (masculine) demon.
Aster f & m English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Latin from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
Asterius m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀστέριος (Asterios) meaning "starry", a derivative of ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star". This is the name of several figures from Greek mythology. It was also borne by a few early saints.
Asterix m Popular Culture
The name of a Gaulish hero (Astérix in the original French) in a comic book series of the same name, debuting 1959. His name is a pun based on French astérisque meaning "asterisk, little star" but appearing to end with the Gaulish element rix meaning "king" (seen for example in the historical figure Vercingetorix). All male Gauls in the series have humorous names ending with -ix.
Aştî f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
Aston m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name Æðelstan.
Astor m English (Rare)
From a German and French surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk". The wealthy and influential Astor family, prominent in British and American society, originated in the Italian Alps.
Astrit m Albanian
Means "green whip snake, dragon" in Albanian.
Astrophel m Literature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star" and φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella.
Asuka f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
Ásvaldr m Old Norse
From the Old Norse elements áss "god" and valdr "ruler" (a cognate of Oswald).
Aswathi m Indian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
Ata 1 m Turkish
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
Ata 2 m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Atabek m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
From the Turkic noble title atabeg, derived from ata meaning "father, ancestor" and beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Atahualpa m Indigenous American, Quechua (Anglicized)
From Quechua Atawallpa meaning "fortunate hen", from ataw meaning "fortunate, lucky" and wallpa meaning "hen". This was the name of the last sovereign Inca emperor. He was executed by the Spanish in 1533.
Atajan m Turkmen
From Turkmen ata meaning "father, ancestor" combined with the suffix jan meaning "dear, darling" (of Persian origin).
Atallah m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطا الله (see Ataullah).
Atalyah f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Athaliah.
Atanas m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Athanasius.
Atanasij m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Athanasius.
Atanasije m Serbian
Serbian form of Athanasius.
Atanasio m Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Athanasius.
Ataullah m Arabic
Means "gift of Allah" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) meaning "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
Aþalaberhtaz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of Adalbert and Æþelbeorht.
Aþalafuns m Gothic (Hypothetical)
Possible Gothic form of Alfonso.
Aþalawulfaz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of Adalwolf, Aþawulfs and Æðelwulf.
Athaliah f & m Biblical
Possibly means "Yahweh is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
Aðalsteinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
Athan m Greek
Short form of Athanasios.
Athanaric m Gothic (Anglicized)
From the Gothic name *Aþanareiks, derived from the element aþn meaning "year" combined with reiks meaning "ruler, king". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
Athanas m Ancient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see Athanasius).
Athanase m French
French form of Athanasius.
Athanasi m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Athanasius.
Athanasius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀθανάσιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with θάνατος (thanatos) meaning "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
Athaulf m Gothic (Modernized)
Contemporary spelling of the Gothic name *Aþawulfs, derived from the elements aþals "nobility" and wulfs "wolf" (making it a cognate of Adolf). Alternatively, the first element could be atta "father". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.
Aþawulfs m Gothic (Hypothetical)
Possible Gothic form of Athaulf.
Athelstan m English (Archaic)
Modern form of Æðelstan. This name was revived in Britain the latter half of the 19th century.
Athenodoros m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Athena" from the name of the god Athena combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
Athol m & f Scottish
From Atholl, the name of a district in Scotland, from Scottish Gaelic Athall, possibly derived from Old Irish ath Fhotla "new Ireland".
Atif m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
Atila m Turkish
Turkish variant of Attila.
Atílio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see Attilio).
Atilio m Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of Attilius (see Attilio).
Atilius m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of Attilio.
Atilla m Turkish
Turkish variant of Attila.
Atiya m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Atlas m Greek Mythology
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλάω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.
Atle m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Atli.
Atli m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Attila, used in the Norse Völsungasaga to refer to a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
Aton m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian jtn meaning "solar disk". Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the 14th-century BC reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
Atreus m Greek Mythology
Means "fearless", derived from the Greek negative prefix (a) and τρέω (treo) meaning "to fear, to flee". In Greek mythology, Atreus was a king of Mycenae and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Atse m Frisian
Variant of Ade 2.
Atsushi m Japanese
From Japanese (atsushi) meaning "pure" or (atsushi) meaning "kindness, honesty". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
Atte m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Antero and other names beginning with A.
Atticus m Literature, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos) meaning "from Attica", referring to the region surrounding Athens in Greece. This name was borne by a few notable Greeks from the Roman period (or Romans of Greek background). The author Harper Lee used the name in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) for an Alabama lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
Attikos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Atticus.
Attila m History, Hungarian, Turkish
Probably means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was likely the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking subjects in Eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avitohol.
Attilio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
Atuf m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
Atum m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian jtm or tmw, derived from tm meaning "completion, totality". This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.
Auberi m Medieval French
Old French form of Aubrey.
Auberon m Literature
From a diminutive form of Auberi, an Old French form of Alberich. It is the name of the fairy king in the 13th-century epic Huon de Bordeaux.
Aubert m French
French variant of Albert.
Aubin m French
French form of Albinus.
Aubrey m & f English
From Auberi, an Old French form of Alberich brought to England by the Normans. It was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song Aubrey along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
Aucaman m Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche, from awka- "wild" and mañke "condor".
Audamar m Germanic
Old German form of Otmar.
Audaweniz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of Eadwine and Audowin.
Audie m & f English
In the case of the famed American soldier Audie Murphy (1925-1971), it is of uncertain meaning. As a feminine name, it can be a diminutive of Audrey.
Audley m English
From a surname that was taken from a place name meaning "Ealdgyð's clearing" in Old English.