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AADAfFinnish
Finnish short form of ADELE and other names beginning with the same sound.
AADOLFmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF.
AAFJEfDutch
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element alf "elf".
AAGEmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AALImArabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
AALISfMedieval French
Old French form of ALICE.
AALIYAHfArabic, English (Modern)
Feminine form of AALI. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.
AAMINAfArabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
AAMINAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
'AAMIRmArabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
AAMIR (1)mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of 'AAMIR, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
AAMUfFinnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
AAPELImFinnish
Finnish form of ABEL.
AAPOmFinnish
Finnish form of ABRAHAM.
AARENm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of AARON.
AARNEmFinnish
Finnish form of ARNE (1).
AARONmEnglish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon) which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
AARTmDutch
Dutch short form of ARNOLD.
AARTHIfTamil
Tamil form of AARTI.
AARTIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a Hindu ritual in which offerings of lamps or candles are made to various gods, derived from Sanskrit आरात्रिक (aratrika).
AATAMImFinnish
Finnish form of ADAM.
AATOSmFinnish
Means "thought" in Finnish.
AATTOmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF. It also means "eve, evening before" in Finnish, as the day before an important holiday.
AATUmFinnish
Finnish form of ADOLF.
AAVAfFinnish
Means "wide, open" in Finnish.
ABACUCmBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of HABAKKUK.
ABADDONmBiblical
Means "ruin, destruction" in Hebrew. In Revelation in the New Testament this is another name of the angel of the abyss.
ABBÁNmIrish
Means "little abbot", derived from Irish abb "abbot" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint, the son of King Cormac of Leinster.
'ABBASmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of ABBAS.
ABBASmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
ABBEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ABBEYfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBIfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABBYfEnglish
Diminutive of ABIGAIL.
ABD AL-AZIZmArabic
Means "servant of the powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with عزيز ('aziz) meaning "powerful". This was the name of the first king of modern Saudi Arabia.
ABD AL-HAMIDmArabic
Means "servant of the praiseworthy" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with حميد (hamid) meaning "praiseworthy". This was the name of two sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
ABD AL-KADERmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-QADIR.
ABD AL-KARIMmArabic
Means "servant of the generous" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with كريم (karim) meaning "generous".
ABD ALLAHmArabic
Means "servant of ALLAH" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant of" combined with الله (Allah). This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's father. He died before his son's birth.
ABD AL-LATIFmArabic
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".
ABD AL-MALIKmArabic
Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ملك (malik) meaning "king". This was the name of the fifth Umayyad caliph, who made Arabic the official language of the empire.
ABD AL-QADIRmArabic
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.
ABD AL-RAHMANmArabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
ABD AL-RASHIDmArabic
Means "servant of the rightly guided" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رشد (rashid) meaning "rightly guided".
ABD AL-WALImArabic
Means "servant of the guardian" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ولِي (wali) meaning "guardian, friend".
ABDIASmBiblical Latin
Form of OBADIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
ABDIOUmBiblical Greek
Form of OBADIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ABDOLLAHmPersian
Persian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").
ABDULAHmBosnian
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDUL-AZIZmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-AZIZ.
ABDUL-HAMIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-HAMID.
ABDULLAHmArabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of ABD ALLAH, as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ABDULLOmTajik
Tajik form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDULLOHImTajik
Tajik variant form of ABD ALLAH.
ABDUL-RAHMANmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
ABDUR-RAHMANmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
ABDUR-RASHIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RASHID.
ABDUWELImUyghur
Uyghur form of ABD AL-WALI.
ABE (1)mEnglish
Short form of ABRAHAM.
ABEBAfEastern African, Amharic
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABEDNEGOmBiblical
Means "servant of Nebo" in Akkadian, Nebo being the Babylonian god of wisdom. In the Old Testament Abednego is the Babylonian name given to Azariah, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God, as told in the Book of Daniel.
ÁBELmHungarian
Hungarian form of ABEL.
ABELmEnglish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
ABELEmItalian
Italian form of ABEL.
ABELONEfDanish
Danish form of APOLLONIA.
ABENAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
ABENEfBasque
Derived from Basque abe meaning "pillar". It is a Basque equivalent of Pilar.
ABENIfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "we asked for her, and behold, we got her" in Yoruba.
ABENNERmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABNER.
ABERASHfEastern African, Amharic
Means "giving off light, shining" in Amharic.
ABESSAmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABISHAI.
ABESSALOMmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of ABSALOM.
ABHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
ABHAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABHIJEETmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of ABHIJIT.
ABHIJITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
ABHILASHmIndian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ABHILASHAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
ABHINAVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABIfScottish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
ABIAm & fBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek and Latin form of 'AVIYAH.
ABIAHm & fBiblical
Variant of ABIJAH which also appears in the English Bible.
ABIDANmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "my father is judge" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a Benjamite prince.
ABIDEMImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born during father's absence" in Yoruba.
ABIELmBiblical
Means "God is my father" in Hebrew. This was the name of the grandfather of Saul in the Old Testament.
ABIGAÍLfSpanish
Spanish form of ABIGAIL.
ABIGAILfEnglish, German, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֲבִיגָיִל ('Avigayil) meaning "my father is joy", derived from the roots אָב ('av) meaning "father" and גִּיל (gil) meaning "joy". In the Old Testament this is the name of Nabal's wife. After Nabal's death she became the third wife of King David.... [more]
ABIGÉLfHungarian
Hungarian form of ABIGAIL.
ABIHUmBiblical
Means "he is my father" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He and his brother Nadab were killed by God because they presented him with unauthorized fire.
ABIJAHm & fBiblical
Means "my father is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of several characters, both male and female, including the second king of Judah.
ABILENEfEnglish
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament. It is probably from Hebrew אָבֵל ('avel) meaning "meadow, grassy area". It has occasionally been used as a given name in modern times.
ABÍLIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of AVILIUS.
ABILIOmSpanish
Spanish form of AVILIUS.
ABIMAELmBiblical
Meaning uncertain, though the first element is likely Hebrew אָב ('av) meaning "father". In the Old Testament he is listed as a descendant of Shem.
ABIMBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born wealthy" in Yoruba.
ABIMELECHmBiblical
Means "my father is king" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament including a king of Gerar who takes Abraham's wife Sarah, but is forced by God to give her back.
ABIODUNm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born on a festival" in Yoruba.
ABIOYEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born into royalty" in Yoruba.
ABIRAMmBiblical
Means "my father is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abiram is swallowed by an earthquake after rebelling against the leadership of Moses.
ABISAImBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of ABISHAI.
ABISHAGfBiblical
Means "my father strays" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Abishag is a young woman who tends King David in his old age.
ABISHAImBiblical
Means "my father is a gift" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of King David's heroes.
ABITALfBiblical
Means "my father is the night dew" in Hebrew. She is the fifth wife of David in the Old Testament.
'ABLAfArabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
ABNERmEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
ABOLFAZLmPersian
Persian form of ABU AL-FADL.
ABOUBACARmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in western Africa.
ABRAAMmBiblical Greek, Georgian
Biblical Greek form of ABRAHAM, as well as a Georgian form.
ABRAÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ABRAHAM.
ÁBRAHÁMmHungarian
Hungarian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMmEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.... [more]
ABRAM (1)mEnglish, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
ABRAM (2)mRussian, Georgian
Russian and Georgian form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAMOmItalian
Italian form of ABRAHAM.
ABSALOMmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
ABUmArabic
Means "father of" in Arabic. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname. The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son). In some cases the kunya is figurative, not referring to an actual child, as in the case of the Muslim caliph Abu Bakr.
ABU AL-FADLmArabic
Combination of ABU and FADL. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.
ABUBAKARmWestern African, Hausa, Fula
Form of ABU BAKR used in Nigeria.
ABU BAKRmArabic
Combination of ABU and BAKR. Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name was Abd Allah. Shia Muslims hold a more negative view of Abu Bakr, hence this name is more widely used among Sunnis.
ABUL-FAZLmArabic
Variant transcription of ABU AL-FADL.
ACAmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ACACIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a type of tree, ultimately deriving from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point".
ACANTHAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ακανθα (Akantha), which meant "thorn, prickle". In Greek legend she was a nymph loved by Apollo.
ACE (1)mEnglish
From the English word meaning "highest rank". More commonly a nickname, it is occasionally used as a given name.
ACE (2)mMacedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ACHAABmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of AHAB.
ACHABmBiblical Latin
Latin form of AHAB used in some versions of the Vulgate.
ACHAICUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Αχαικος (Achaikos), which referred to the region in Greece called Αχαια (Achaia), situated on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.
ACHANmBiblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
ACHARDmOld Norman
Medieval Norman form of EKKEHARD.
'ACH'AVmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHILLEmFrench, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLEASmGreek
Modern Greek form of ACHILLES.
ACHILLESmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus) which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River. This was the name of a warrior in Greek legend, one of the central characters in Homer's 'Iliad'. The bravest of the Greek heroes in the war against the Trojans, he was eventually killed by an arrow to his heel, the only vulnerable part of his body.... [more]
ACHIM (1)mGerman
German short form of JOACHIM.
ACHIM (2)mBiblical
Possibly means "he will establish" in Hebrew. In the New Testament this name is listed as an ancestor of Jesus.
ACKEmSwedish
Swedish short form of AXEL.
ACOmMacedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ADmDutch, Limburgish
Short form of ADRIAAN.
ADAfEnglish, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish
Short form of ADELAIDE and other names beginning with the same sound. This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
ADADmSemitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of HADAD.
ADAD-NIRARImAncient Assyrian
Means "Adad is my helper", from the god's name ADAD combined with Akkadian nērāru meaning "helper". This name was borne by three kings of the Assyrian Empire.
ADAEZEfWestern African, Igbo
Means "king's daughter" in Igbo.
ADAHfBiblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
ADAIRmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the given name EDGAR.
ADALBERHTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALBERT.
ADALBERNmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and bern "bear".
ADALBERTmAncient Germanic, German, Polish
Old Germanic form of ALBERT. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia.
ADALETfTurkish
Means "justice" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic.
ADALFARUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
ADALFUNSmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ALFONSO.
ADALHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Adalhard or Adalard was a cousin of Charlemagne who became a abbot of Corbie.
ADALHEIDISfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ADELAIDE.
ADALIAmBiblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In Book of Esther in the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Haman the Agagite.
ADALLINDISfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
ADALWINmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and win "friend".
ADALYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADALYNNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ÁDÁMmHungarian
Hungarian form of ADAM.
ADAMmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADAMINAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ADAM.
ADAMOmItalian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADAMUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ADÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of ADAM.
ADANNAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADANNAYAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "her father's daughter" in Igbo.
ADÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ADAM.
ADARAfHebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.
ADDEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ADDIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ADELAIDE.
ADDISONf & mEnglish
From an English surname meaning "son of ADAM". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.
ADDY (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of ADELAIDE.
ADDY (2)mMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of ADAM.
ADDYSONfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of ADDISON.
ADE (1)m & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "crown" in Yoruba, also a short form of other Yoruba names beginning with this element.
ADE (2)mFrisian
Variant of ADDE.
ADEBAYOmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba.
ADEBOLAm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has met wealth" in Yoruba.
ADEBOWALEm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
ADEDAYOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ADEGOKEmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has been exalted" in Yoruba.
ADÉLfHungarian
Hungarian form of ADELA.
ADELmPersian, Arabic
Persian form of ADIL, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
ADÉLAfCzech
Czech form of ADELA.
ADELAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
ADELAIDAfSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of ADELAIDE.
ADÉLAÏDEfFrench
French form of ADELAIDE.
ADELAIDEfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese
From the French form of the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and heid "kind, sort, type". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, the wife of the Holy Roman emperor Otto the Great. The name became common in Britain in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.
ADELAJDAfPolish
Polish form of ADELAIDE.
ADELARDOmSpanish, Italian (Archaic)
Spanish and Italian form of ADALHARD.
ADELBERTmGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of ADALBERT.
ADÈLEfFrench
French form of ADELA.
ADELHEIDfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch form of ADELAIDE.
ADELIAfEnglish, Spanish
Elaborated form of ADELA.
ADELINAfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, German, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name which was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
ADELINEfFrench, English
French and English form of ADELINA.
ADELITAfSpanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of ADELA. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.
ADELLAfEnglish
Variant of ADELA.
ADELLEfEnglish
Variant of ADELE.
ADELMARmAncient Germanic, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and mari "famous".
ADELYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ADEMmTurkish
Turkish form of ADAM.
ADEMARmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMAROmItalian
Italian form of Audamar (see OTMAR).
ADEMIRmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of ADEMAR.
ADENAfHebrew
Possibly a variant of ADINA (1).
ADEODATUSmLate Roman
Latin name meaning "given by God". This was the name of a son of Saint Augustine and two popes (who are also known by the related name Deusdedit).
ADERYNfWelsh
Means "bird" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
ADETOKUNBOm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "the crown came from over the sea" in Yoruba.
ÁDHAMHmIrish
Irish form of ADAM.
ADHARAfAstronomy
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.
ADI (1)f & mHebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADI (2)mIndonesian
Means "first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit आदि (adi).
ADI (3)mGerman, Romanian
Diminutive of ADOLF (German) or ADRIAN (Romanian) as well as other names beginning with the same sound.
ADİLmTurkish
Turkish form of ADIL.
ADILmArabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" from Arabic عدل ('adala) "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
ADILAfArabic
Feminine form of ADIL.
ADİLEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of ADIL.
ADILETm & fKyrgyz
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz, ultimately from Arabic.
ADINA (1)m & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.
ADINA (2)fRomanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a short form of ADELINA.
ADINOmBiblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ADIRmHebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
ADISAmWestern African, Yoruba
Means "one who is clear" in Yoruba.
ADITIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
ADITYAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
ADLAImBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADNANmArabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
ADOLFmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
ADOLFITOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of ADOLFO.
ADOLFOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ADOLF.
ADOLPHmEnglish
English form of ADOLF, rarely used since World War II.
ADOLPHEmFrench
French form of ADOLF.
ADOMASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ADAM.
ADONAImTheology
Means "my lord" in Hebrew. This was the title used to refer to the God of the Israelites, Yahweh, whose name was forbidden to be spoken.
ADONIJAHmBiblical
Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.
ADONIRAMmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.
ADONISmGreek Mythology
From Phoenician Adonai which means "lord". In Greek myth Adonis was a handsome young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each year. The Greeks borrowed this character from Semitic traditions, originally Sumerian (see Dumuzi).
ADORAfSpanish
Short form of ADORACIÓN.
ADORACIÓNfSpanish
Means "adoration" in Spanish. This name refers to the event that is known in Christian tradition as the Adoration of the Magi, which is when the three Magi presented gifts to the infant Jesus and worshipped him.
ADORINDAfEsperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
ADORJÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of ADRIAN.
ADRASTEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of ADRASTEIA. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
ADRASTEIAfGreek Mythology
Feminine form of ADRASTOS. In Greek mythology this name was borne by a nymph who fostered the infant Zeus. This was also another name of the goddess Nemesis.
ADRASTOSmGreek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
ADRIAfEnglish
Short form of ADRIANA.
ADRIÀmCatalan
Catalan form of ADRIAN.
ADRIAANmDutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ADRIÁNmSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).
ADRIANmEnglish, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
ADRIANNAfEnglish, Polish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANNEfEnglish
Feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of ADRIAN.
ADRIANUSmDutch
Official Dutch form of ADRIAN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
ADRIELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "flock of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a man who married Saul's daughter Merab.
ADRIENmFrench
French form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNfHungarian
Hungarian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANmCroatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANAfSlovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
ADSILAfNative American, Cherokee
Means "blossom" in Cherokee.
ADVAfHebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
ADWOAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
ÆBBEfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of EBBA (2).
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