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ÁEDÁNmAncient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older form of AODHÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Scots.
AEGIDIUSmLate Roman
Original Latin form of GILES.
AEGLEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αιγλη (Aigle) which meant "light, radiance, glory". This was the name of several characters in Greek myth, including one of the Heliades and one of the Hesperides.
ÆLFFLÆDfAnglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements ælf "elf" and flæd "beauty".
ÆLFGARmAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ALGAR.
ÆLFGIFUfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd II.
ÆLFHEAHmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and heah "high". This was the name of an 11th-century archbishop of Canterbury, a saint and martyr, who is commonly known as Alphege or Elphege.
ÆLFNOÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring".
ÆLFRÆDmAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ALFRED.
ÆLFRICmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and ric "power, rule".
ÆLFSIGEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and sige "victory".
ÆLFSTANmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and stan "stone".
ÆLFSWIÞfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
ÆLFÞRYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of ELFREDA.
ÆLFTHRYTHfAnglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see ELFREDA).
ÆLFWEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
ÆLFWIGmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".
ÆLFWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wine "friend". This name was not commonly used after the Norman conquest.
AELIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AELIUS.
AELIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of AELIANUS.
AELIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AELIUS.
AELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
AELLAfGreek Mythology
Means "whirlwind" in Greek. In Greek myth this was the name of an Amazon warrior killed by Herakles during his quest for Hippolyta's girdle.
ÆLREDmAnglo-Saxon
Contracted form of ÆÐELRÆD. This was the name of a 12th-century English saint.
AEMILIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
AEMILIANAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
AEMILIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of EMILIANO.
AEMILIUSmAncient Roman
Original Roman form of EMIL.
AENEASmRoman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.
AENGUSmIrish
Variant of AONGHUS.
AENORfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning. This was the name of the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
AERON (1)m & fWelsh
Either derived from Welsh aeron meaning "berry" or else from the name of a river in Wales.
AERON (2)f & mWelsh Mythology
Welsh form of AGRONA. In Welsh mythology Aeron was often portrayed as a masculine deity.
AERONWENfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
AERONWYfWelsh
Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix wy meaning "river".
ÆSCmAnglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
AESCHYLUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αισχυλος (Aischylos), derived from αισχος (aischos) "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian historian.
AESONmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αισων (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
AESOPmAncient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αισωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.
ÆÐELBERHTmAnglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalbert (see ALBERT). This was the name of a Saxon king of England and two kings of Kent, one of whom was a saint. It became unused after the Normans introduced their form of Adalbert after their invasion.
ÆÐELFLÆDfAnglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty". Æðelflæd was a 10th-century queen of Mercia.
ÆÐELFRIÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELMÆRmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and mær "famous". It is a cognate of ADELMAR.
ÆTHELNOÐmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".
ÆÐELRÆDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ræd "counsel". This was the name of two Saxon kings of England including Æðelræd II "the Unready" whose realm was overrun by the Danes in the early 11th century. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELRICmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ric "power, rule". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.
ÆÐELSTANmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone". This was the name of an early king of England. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ÆÐELÞRYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
ÆTHELWEARDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element æðel "noble" combined with weard "guardian".
ÆÐELWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend". This name became rare after the Norman conquest. Saint Æðelwine was a 7th-century bishop of Lindsey, England.
AETIUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was probably derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle". A famous bearer was the 5th-century Roman general Flavius Aetius, who defeated Attila the Hun at the Battle of Chalons.
AFAFfArabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
AFANASIYmRussian
Russian form of ATHANASIUS.
AFANASYmRussian
Variant transcription of AFANASIY.
AFANENfWelsh (Rare)
Means "raspberry" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
AFËRDITAfAlbanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
AFIFmArabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
AFOLABImWestern African, Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
AFONf & mWelsh
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
AFONSOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALFONSO.
AFRA (1)fLate Roman
Originally used by the Romans as a nickname for a woman from Africa. This was the name of two early saints.
AFRA (2)fArabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
ÁFRICAfSpanish
Spanish form of AFRICA (1). It is usually taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de África, the patron saint of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa.
AFRICA (1)fAfrican American (Rare)
From the name of the continent, which is of Latin origin, possibly from the Afri people who lived near Carthage in North Africa. This rare name is used most often by African-American parents.
AFRICA (2)fIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of AIFRIC.
AFRICANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the place name AFRICA, which in Roman times referred only to North Africa. This was the agnomen of the 3rd-century BC Roman general Scipio Africanus, who was honoured with it after his victory over Carthage in the Second Punic War. His descendants used it as a cognomen.
AFRIMmAlbanian
Means "approach" in Albanian.
AFRODITIfGreek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
AFUAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
AFZALmArabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
AGAFYAfRussian
Russian form of AGATHA.
AGAMf & mHebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AGAMEMNONmGreek Mythology
Possibly meaning "very steadfast" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was the brother of Menelaus. He led the Greek expedition to Troy to recover his brother's wife Helen. After the Trojan War Agamemnon was killed by his wife Clytemnestra.
AGAPEfGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
AGAPETOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of AGAPITO.
AGAPETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see AGAPITO).
AGAPIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Masculine form of AGAPE. This was the name of a saint from Caesarea who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
AGAPITOmSpanish, Italian
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus which was derived from the Greek name Αγαπητος (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
AGARfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of HAGAR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
AGÁTAfCzech
Czech form of AGATHA.
AGATHAfEnglish, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
AGATHANGELOSmLate Greek
Means "bearer of good news", derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger, angel". Saint Agathangelus of Rome was a 4th-century deacon who was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.
AGATHONmAncient Greek
Greek masculine form of AGATHA.
AGAUEfGreek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
AGDAfSwedish
Swedish form of AGATHA.
ÅGEmNorwegian
Norwegian form of ÁKI.
AGE (1)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
AGE (2)fEstonian
Estonian form of AGNES.
AGGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of AGNES or AGATHA.
AGHAVNIfArmenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
AGHImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of OVE.
AGHILmPersian
Persian form of AQIL.
ÁGIfHungarian
Diminutive of ÁGOTA or ÁGNES.
AGImAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ag meaning "edge of a sword".
AGILULFmAncient 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.
AGIMmAlbanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
AGLAÉfFrench
French form of AGLAIA.
AGLAIAfGreek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites). This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Rome.
AGLAYAfRussian
Russian form of AGLAIA.
AGNARmNorwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
AGNĖfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of AGNES.
AGNERmDanish
Danish form of AGNAR.
ÁGNESfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGNES.
AGNÈSfFrench, Catalan
French and Catalan form of AGNES.
AGNESfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived from Greek ‘αγνος (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe, being especially popular in England in the Middle Ages.
AGNEŠAfSlovak
Slovak variant of AGNES.
AGNESAfSlovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.
AGNESEfItalian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGNESSAfRussian
Russian form of AGNES.
AGNETAfSwedish
Swedish variant of AGNES.
AGNETEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian variant of AGNES.
AGNETHEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of AGNES.
AGNEZAfCroatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNImHinduism, 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.
AGNIESZKAfPolish
Polish form of AGNES.
AGNIJAfSerbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AGOSTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGOSTINOmItalian
Italian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÁGOSTONmHungarian
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
ÅGOTfNorwegian
Norwegian form of AGATHA.
ÁGOTAfHungarian
Hungarian form of AGATHA.
AGRAFENAfRussian
Russian form of AGRIPPINA.
AGRIPPAm & fAncient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from Greek αγριος (agrios) "wild" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse" or possibly 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.
AGRIPPINAfAncient Roman
Feminine derivative of AGRIPPA. This name was borne by the scheming mother of the Roman emperor Nero, who eventually had her killed. This was also the name of a 3rd-century Roman saint who is venerated in Sicily.
AGRONAfCeltic Mythology
Derived from the old Celtic element agro meaning "battle, slaughter". This was the name of the Brythonic goddess of war and death.
ÁGUEDAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AGATHA.
AGUNGmIndonesian
Means "great, large" in Indonesian.
AGURNEfBasque
From Basque agur meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGURTZANEfBasque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
AGUSmIndonesian
Variant of BAGUS.
AGUSTÍmCatalan
Catalan form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTÍNmSpanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AGUSTINAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AHm & fChinese
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.
AHABmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) "brother" and אֲב ('av) "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. This name was later used by Herman Melville in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
AHAVAfHebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AHENOBARBUSmAncient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "bronze beard" in Latin. This name was borne by a series of consuls of the late Roman Republic.
AHINOAMfBiblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
AHMADmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMEDmTurkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AHMETmTurkish
Turkish form of AHMAD.
AHMOSEmAncient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
AHOTHmBiblical Latin
Form of EHUD used in the Latin Old Testament.
AHRIMANmPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of ANGRA MAINYU.
AHTAHKAKOOPmNative American, Cree
Means "star blanket" in Cree. This was the name of an early 19th-century Cree chief.
AHTImFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.
AHURA MAZDAmPersian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
AHUVAfHebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
AI (1)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
AI (2)fChinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
AIASmGreek Mythology
Greek form of AJAX.
AIBEKmKazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Turkic ay "moon" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
AIDAfArabic, Literature
Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
AIDANmIrish, 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 aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden and Hayden.
AIDAYfKazakh
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
AIDEENfIrish
Anglicized form of ÉTAÍN.
AIFRICfIrish, Scottish
Possibly means "pleasant" in Irish.
AIGNÉISfIrish
Irish form of AGNES.
AIKATERINEfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of KATHERINE.
AIKATERINIfGreek
Variant transcription of EKATERINI.
AIKEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
AIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other character combinations.
AILAfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILBHEf & mIrish
Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". 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.
ÁILEfSami
Sami form of HELGA.
AILEASfScottish
Scottish form of ALICE.
AILIfFinnish
Finnish form of ÁILE.
AILILLmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "elf" in Irish Gaelic. This name occurs frequently in Irish legend, borne for example by the husband of Queen Medb.
AILÍNmIrish
Irish cognate of ALAN.
AILÍSfIrish
Irish form of ALICE.
AILPEINmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of ALPIN.
AILSAfScottish
From Ailsa Craig, the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland, which is of uncertain derivation.
AIMAN (1)fKazakh
Means "beauty of the moon" in Kazakh.
AIMAN (2)mArabic
Variant transcription of AYMAN.
AIMÉmFrench
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see AMY).
AIMÉEfFrench
French form of AMY.
AIMIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AIMILIOSmGreek
Variant transcription of EMILIOS.
AIMOmFinnish
Means "generous amount" in Finnish.
AINA (1)fFinnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of AINO. It also means "always" in Finnish.
AINA (2)fCatalan
Balearic form of ANNA.
AINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", as well as other character combinations.
AINA (4)fLatvian
Feminine form of AINĀRS.
AINA (5)fKazakh
Variant transcription of AYNA.
AINĀRSmLatvian
From Latvian aina meaning "scene, sight".
AINDREAmScottish
Scottish form of ANDREW.
AINDRÉASmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
AINDRIÚmIrish
Irish form of ANDREW.
ÁINEfIrish
Means "radiance" in Gaelic. This was the name of the queen of the fairies in Celtic mythology. It is also taken as an Irish form of Anne.
AINEIASmGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of AENEAS.
AINGEALfIrish
Irish cognate of ANGELA.
AINGERUmBasque
Basque form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
AINHOAfBasque
From the name of a town in southwest France where there is a famous image of the Virgin Mary.
AINOfFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "the only one" in Finnish. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a girl who drowns herself when she finds out she must marry the old man Väinämöinen.
AINOAfSpanish
Spanish form of AINHOA.
AINSLEYf & mScottish, English (Modern)
From a surname which 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".
AINTZAfBasque
Means "glory" in Basque.
AIOLOSmGreek Mythology
Means "quick-moving, nimble" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek god of the winds.
AIRIfJapanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" combined with (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "pear". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
'AISHAfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
A'ISHAfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AISHAfArabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AISHAHfArabic, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of AISHA, as well as the usual Malay form.
AISHATfChechen
Chechen form of AISHA.
AISHWARYAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AISLINfIrish
Variant of AISLING.
AISLINGfIrish
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic. This name was created in the 20th century.
AISLINNfIrish
Variant of AISLING.
AISYAHfIndonesian
Indonesian form of AISHA.
AITHANmBiblical Greek
Form of ETHAN used in the Greek Old Testament.
AITHNEfIrish
Possibly a variant of EITHNE.
AITORmBasque
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
AJAXmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αιας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αιαστης (aiastes) "mourner" or αια (aia) "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.
AJAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJDINmBosnian
Bosnian form of AYDIN.
AJEETmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant transcription of AJIT.
AJITmIndian, 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.
AJITHmTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of AJIT.
AJLAfBosnian
Bosnian form of AYLA (2).
AKACHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "the hand of God" in Igbo.
AKAKImGeorgian
Georgian form of AKAKIOS.
AKAKIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "innocent, not evil", derived from α (a), a negative prefix, combined with κακη (kake) "evil". This was the name of three early saints, two of whom were martyred.
AKAMUmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of ADAM.
AKANEfJapanese
From Japanese (akane) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
AKANKSHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKARIfJapanese
From Japanese (aka) meaning "bright" or (aka) meaning "vermilion red" combined with (ri) meaning "village" or (ri) meaning "white jasmine". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
AKASHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKBARmArabic, Persian, Urdu, 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.
ÅKEmSwedish
Swedish form of ÁKI.
AKEEMmAfrican American
Perhaps a variant of HAKIM.
AKEMIfJapanese
From Japanese (ake) meaning "bright" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKHENATONmAncient Egyptian
Possibly means "spirit of ATON" in Egyptian. 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.
AKHILmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKHILAfIndian, Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of AKHIL.
AKHMADmChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of AHMAD.
ÁKImAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
AKI (1)mFinnish
Short form of JOAKIM.
AKI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
AKIBAmHebrew
Form of YAAKOV. Akiba ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
AKIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
AKILAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AQILA.
AKILINAfRussian
Russian form of the Roman name Aquilina, a feminine derivative of AQUILA.
AKIMmRussian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
AKINYIfEastern African, Luo
Means "born in the morning" in Luo.
AKIOmJapanese
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.
AKIRAm & fJapanese
From Japanese (akira) meaning "bright", (akira) meaning "bright" or (akira) meaning "clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciation can also form this name.
AKIVAmHebrew
Variant transcription of AKIBA.
AKONImHawaiian
Short form of ANAKONI.
ÁKOSmHungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "white falcon". This was the name of a medieval Hungarian clan.
AKOSUAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
AKPANmWestern African, Ibibio
Means "first-born son" in Ibibio.
AKPOFUREm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "life is peaceful" in Urhobo.
AKRAMmArabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
AKSELImFinnish
Finnish form of AXEL.
AKSHAYmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AKUmFinnish
Short form of AUKUSTI.
AKUAfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
AKUCHIm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "wealth from God" in Igbo.
ALmEnglish
Short form of ALBERT and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
ALAmArabic
Means "excellence, elevation" in Arabic.
ALA AL-DINmArabic
Means "excellence of religion" from Arabic علاء ('ala) meaning "excellence, elevation" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". This was the name of several sultans of Delhi.
ALAATTİNmTurkish
Turkish form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALABAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "second child after twins" in Yoruba.
ALADDINmLiterature
Anglicized form of ALA AL-DIN. This is the name of a mischievous boy in one of the tales of 'The 1001 Nights'. He is trapped in a cave by a magician but escapes with the help of a genie.
ALAIAfBasque
Means "joyful, happy" in Basque.
ALAINmFrench
French form of ALAN.