Names Starting with A

gender
usage
Aderyn f Welsh (Rare)
Means "bird" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
Adetokunbo m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown returns from over the sea" in Yoruba.
Adewale m Western African, Yoruba
Means "the crown has come home" in Yoruba.
Ádhamh m Irish
Irish form of Adam.
Adhara f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic عذارى ('adhara) meaning "maidens". This is the name of the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.
Adhelm m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements atha possibly meaning "father" and helm "helmet, protection".
Adhiambo f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Odhiambo.
Adi 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
Adi 2 m Indonesian
Means "first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit आदि (adi).
Adi 3 m German, Romanian
Diminutive of Adolf (German) or Adrian (Romanian) as well as other names beginning with the same sound.
Adil m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" in Arabic, from the root عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
Adila f Arabic
Feminine form of Adil.
Adile f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Adil.
Adilet m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "justice" in Kyrgyz and Kazakh, ultimately from Arabic عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly".
Adin m Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkish ad meaning "name".
Adina 1 m & f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "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 f Romanian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a short form of Adelina.
Adino m Biblical
Means "ornament" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
Adir m Hebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
Adisa m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "bundled up and set to dry" in Yoruba.
Aditi f Hinduism, 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.
Aditya m Hinduism, 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.
Adlai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of Adalia. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
Admir m Bosnian, Albanian
Meaning uncertain. It might be a variant of Amir 1 or it could be derived from Latin admiror meaning "admire".
Adna f Bosnian
Feminine form of Adnan.
Adnan m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
Adolf m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, 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.
Adolfito m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish diminutive of Adolfo.
Adolfo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Adolf.
Adolph m English
English form of Adolf, rarely used since World War II.
Adolphe m French
French form of Adolf, rarely used since World War II.
Adomas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Adam.
Adonai m Theology
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.
Adonay m Spanish
Spanish variant of Adonai.
Adone m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Adonis.
Adonijah m Biblical
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.
Adoniram m Biblical, 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.
Adonis m Greek Mythology
From Phoenician 𐤀𐤃𐤍 (ʾadon) meaning "lord, master". 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).
Adoración f Spanish
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.
Adorinda f Esperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
Adorján m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adrian.
Adrastea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adrasteia. One of Jupiter's moons bears this name.
Adrasteia f Greek 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.
Adrastos m Greek Mythology
Means "not inclined to run away" in Greek. This was the name of a king of Argos in Greek legend.
Adria f English
Short form of Adriana.
Adrià m Catalan
Catalan form of Adrian.
Adriaan m Dutch
Dutch form of Adrian.
Adrián m Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak
Spanish, Hungarian and Slovak form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian).
Adrian m English, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian) used in several languages. 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.
Adriana f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Bulgarian, English, Dutch
Feminine form of Adrian. A famous bearer is the Brazilian model Adriana Lima (1981-).
Adrianna f English, Polish
Feminine form of Adrian.
Adrianne f English
Feminine form of Adrian.
Adriano m Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Adrian.
Adrianus m Dutch
Official Dutch form of Adrian, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
Adriel m Biblical, 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.
Adrien m French
French form of Adrian.
Adriene f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of Adriana.
Adrienn f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Adrian.
Adrienne f French, English
French feminine form of Adrian.
Adrijan m Croatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of Adrian.
Adrijana f Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of Adrian.
Adsila f Indigenous American, Cherokee
From Cherokee ᎠᏥᎳ (atsila) "fire" or ᎠᏥᎸᏍᎩ (atsilunsgi) "flower, blossom".
Adva f Hebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
Adwoa f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
Adzo f Western African, Ewe
Ewe form of Adwoa.
Æbbe f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Ebba 2.
Áed m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of Aodh.
Áedán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aodhán.
Áedh m Old Irish
Variant of Áed.
Aegidius m Late Roman
Original Latin form of Giles.
Ægir m Norse Mythology
Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. According to Norse mythology Ægir was a god or giant (jǫtunn) who lived under the ocean.
Aegle f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αἴγλη (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.
Ælfflæd f Anglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements ælf "elf" and flæd "beauty".
Ælfgar m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Algar.
Ælfgifu f Anglo-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.
Ælfheah m Anglo-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.
Ælfnoð m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with noð "boldness, daring".
Ælfræd m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Alfred.
Ælfric m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and ric "ruler".
Ælfsige m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and sige "victory".
Ælfstan m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and stan "stone".
Ælfswiþ f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ælf "elf" combined with swiþ "strong".
Ælfþryð f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Elfreda.
Ælfthryth f Anglo-Saxon
Variant of Ælfþryð (see Elfreda).
Ælfweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weard "guardian".
Ælfwig m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".
Ælfwine m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wine "friend". This name was not commonly used after the Norman Conquest.
Aelia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aelius.
Aeliana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aelianus.
Aelianus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of Aelius.
Aelita f Literature, Russian, Latvian
Created by Russian author Aleksey Tolstoy for his science fiction novel Aelita (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. In the book, the name is said to mean "starlight seen for the last time" in the Martian language.
Aelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from the Greek word ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Aella f Greek 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.
Ælred m Anglo-Saxon
Contracted form of Æðelræd. This was the name of a 12th-century English saint.
Aemilia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Aemiliana f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Aemilianus (see Emiliano).
Aemilianus m Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of Emiliano.
Aemilius m Ancient Roman
Original Roman form of Emil.
Aeneas m Roman Mythology
Latin form of the Greek name Αἰνείας (Aineias), derived from Greek αἴνη (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.
Aengus m Medieval Irish
Older form of Aonghus.
Aenoheso m Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "little hawk", from Cheyenne aénohe "hawk" and the diminutive suffix -so.
Aenor f Ancient 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 m & f Welsh
From the name of the Welsh river Aeron, itself probably derived from the hypothetical Celtic goddess Agrona. Alternatively, the name could be taken from Welsh aeron meaning "berries".
Aerona f Welsh
Variant of Aeron.
Aeronwen f Welsh (Rare)
Combination of Aeron and the Welsh element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
Aeronwy f Welsh (Rare)
Extended form of Aeron.
Æsc m Anglo-Saxon
Means "ash tree" in Old English. This was the nickname of a 5th-century king of Kent, whose birth name was Oeric.
Aeschylus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αἰσχύλος (Aischylos), derived from αἶσχος (aischos) meaning "shame". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright, known for his tragedies.
Aeson m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αἰσών (Aison), which is of unknown meaning. Aeson was the father of Jason in Greek mythology.
Aesop m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αἴσωπος (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. Though his existence is uncertain, he was later said to have been a slave on the island of Samos.
Æðelberht m Anglo-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.
Æðelflæd f Anglo-Saxon
Old English name composed of the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty". Æðelflæd was a 10th-century queen of Mercia.
Æðelfrið m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and friþ "peace". The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
Æðelmær m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and mær "famous". It is a cognate of Adelmar.
Æthelnoð m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and noð "boldness, daring".
Æðelræd m Anglo-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.
Æðelric m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and ric "ruler". This was the name of several early Anglo-Saxon kings.
Æðelstan m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, the first to rule all of England. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, though it enjoyed a modest revival (as Athelstan) in the 19th century.
Æðelþryð f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and þryð "strength".
Æthelweald m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and weald "power, ruler".
Æthelweard m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element æðel "noble" combined with weard "guardian".
Æðelwine m Anglo-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.
Æðelwulf m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 9th-century king of Wessex.
Aetius m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was probably derived from Greek ἀετός (aetos) meaning "eagle". A famous bearer was the 5th-century Roman general Flavius Aetius, who defeated Attila the Hun at the Battle of Chalons.
Afaf f Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
Afan m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Affan.
Afanasiy m Russian
Russian form of Athanasius.
Afanasy m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Афанасий (see Afanasiy).
Afërdita f Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
Affan m Arabic
From Arabic عفّ ('aff) meaning "chaste, modest, pure". This was the name of the father of the caliph Uthman.
Affraic f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aifric.
Afi f Western African, Ewe
Ewe form of Afua.
Afif m Arabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
Afolabi m Western African, Yoruba
Means "born into wealth" in Yoruba.
Afon f & m Welsh (Rare)
Means "river" in Welsh. This is a Welsh name of recent origin.
Afonso m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Alfonso. This was the name of the first king of Portugual, ruling in the 12th century.
Afonya m Russian
Diminutive of Afanasiy.
Afra 1 f Late Roman, Italian
Originally used by the Romans as a nickname for a woman from Africa. This was the name of two early saints.
Afra 2 f Arabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
África f Spanish
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.
Àfrica f Catalan
Catalan form of Africa 1.
Africa 1 f African 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 f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Aifric.
Africanus m Ancient 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.
Afrim m Albanian
Means "approach" in Albanian.
Afroditi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Aphrodite.
Afsoon f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian افسون (see Afsoun).
Afsoun f Persian
Means "charm, spell" in Persian.
Afsun f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian افسون (see Afsoun).
Afua f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
Afzal m Arabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
Agafon m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Agathon.
Agafya f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Agatha.
Agam f & m Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
Agamemnon m Greek Mythology, Greek
Possibly means "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.
Agape f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀγάπη (agape) meaning "love". This name was borne by at least two early saints.
Agapetos m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Agapito.
Agapetus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Agapetos (see Agapito).
Agapi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agape.
Agapios m Greek, 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 in the early 4th century.
Agapito m Spanish, Italian (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Agapitus or Agapetus, which was derived from the Greek name Ἀγαπητός (Agapetos) meaning "beloved". The name Agapetus was borne by two popes.
Agapitos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Agapito.
Agar f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical French, Biblical Italian
Form of Hagar used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Ágata f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Agatha.
Agáta f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Agatha.
Agata f Italian, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Swedish
Form of Agatha in various languages.
Agatha f English, German, Dutch, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀγαθή (Agathe), derived from Greek ἀγαθός (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.
Agathangelos m Late Greek
Means "bearer of good news", derived from Greek ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good" and ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger, angel". Saint Agathangelus of Rome was a 4th-century deacon who was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.
Agathi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agatha.
Agathinus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀγαθίνος (Agathinos), derived from ἀγαθός (agathos) meaning "good".
Agathon m Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of Agatha.
Agatino m Italian
Italian form of Agathinus.
Agatka f Polish
Polish diminutive of Agata.
Agaue f Greek Mythology
Means "illustrious, noble" in Greek. This was the mother of Pentheus in Greek myth.
Agda f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant form of Agatha.
Åge m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Áki.
Age 1 m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
Age 2 f Estonian
Estonian form of Agnes.
Aggie f English
Diminutive of Agnes or Agatha.
Aghavni f Armenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
Aghi m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ove.
Aghil m Persian
Persian form of Aqil.
Ági f Hungarian
Diminutive of Ágota or Ágnes.
Agi m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ag meaning "edge of a sword".
Agilulf m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century bishop of Cologne and saint.
Agim m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
Aglaé f French
French form of Aglaia.
Aglaia f Greek Mythology, Greek
Means "splendour, beauty" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces or Χάριτες (Charites). This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Rome.
Aglaya f Russian
Russian form of Aglaia.
Agmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Amund.
Agnar m Norwegian, Icelandic
From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior".
Agnarr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Agnar.
Agnė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Agnes.
Agner m Danish
Danish form of Agnar.
Ágnes f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Agnes.
Agnès f French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of Agnes.
Agnes f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἁγνή (Hagne), derived from Greek ἁγνός (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.... [more]
Agneša f Slovak
Slovak variant of Agnes.
Agnesa f Slovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of Agnes.
Agnese f Italian, Latvian
Italian and Latvian form of Agnes.
Agnessa f Russian
Russian form of Agnes.
Agneta f Swedish
Swedish variant of Agnes.
Agnete f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of Agnes.
Agnetha f Swedish
Swedish variant of Agnes.
Agnethe f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant of Agnes.
Agneza f Croatian
Croatian form of Agnes.
Agni 1 m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
Agni 2 f Greek
Modern Greek form of Agnes.
Agnia f Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Агния (see Agniya).
Agnieszka f Polish
Polish form of Agnes.
Agnija f Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of Agnes.
Agniya f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Agnes.
Agostina f Italian
Italian feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agostinho m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agostino m Italian
Italian form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ágoston m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ågot f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian variant form of Agatha.
Ágota f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Agatha.
Agrafena f Russian
Russian form of Agrippina.
Agripina f Spanish
Spanish form of Agrippina.
Agrippa m & f Ancient Roman, Biblical
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning, possibly from a combination of Greek ἄγριος (agrios) meaning "wild" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse" or alternatively of Etruscan origin. It was also used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Furia and Menenia families. In the New Testament this name was borne by Herod Agrippa (a grandson of Herod the Great), the king of Israel who put the apostle James to death. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
Agrippina f Ancient Roman, Sicilian
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.
Agrona f Celtic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Perhaps derived from the old Celtic root *agro- meaning "battle, slaughter". This is possibly the name of a Brythonic goddess for whom the River Ayr in Scotland and River Aeron in Wales were named.
Águeda f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Agatha.
Agung m Indonesian
Means "great, large" in Indonesian.
Agurne f Basque
From Basque agur meaning "greeting, salutation".
Agurtzane f Basque
From Basque agurtza meaning "greeting, salutation".
Agus m Indonesian
Variant of Bagus.
Agustí m Catalan
Catalan form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agustín m Spanish
Spanish form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Agustina f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Ah m & f Chinese
From the Chinese character (ā), which has no distinct meaning. It is not normally given as a name, but it can be prefixed to another name to make it a diminutive.
Ahab m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) meaning "brother" and אָב ('av) meaning "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. Herman Melville later used this name in his novel Moby-Dick (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
Ahava f Hebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
Ahenobarbus m Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen meaning "bronze beard" in Latin. This name was borne by a series of consuls of the late Roman Republic.
Ahinoam f Biblical
Means "my brother is pleasant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of wives of both Saul and David.
Əhməd m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ahmad.
Ahmad m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of Hamid 1).
Ahmed m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant of Ahmad. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
Ahmet m Turkish
Turkish form of Ahmad.
Ahmose m Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Egyptian jꜥḥ-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Iah combined with msj "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
Ahoth m Biblical Latin
Form of Ehud used in the Latin Old Testament.
Ahriman m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Angra Mainyu.
Ahtahkakoop m Indigenous American, Cree (Anglicized)
From Cree ᐊᑖᐦᑲᑯᐦᑊ (Atâhkakohp) meaning "star blanket", derived from ᐊᑖᕁ (atâhk) "star" and ᐊᑯᐦᑊ (akohp) "blanket". This was the name of an early 19th-century chief of a Plains Cree people.
Ahti m Finnish, Estonian, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.
Ahuludegi m Indigenous American, Cherokee
Means "he throws away the drum" from Cherokee ᎠᎱᎵ (ahuli) "drum" and ᎤᏕᎦ (udega) "throw". This was the name of a 19th-century Cherokee chief, also known as John Jolly.
Ahura Mazda m Persian Mythology
Means "lord of wisdom" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, and the god of light, truth, and goodness.
Ahuva f Hebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
Ai 1 f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
Ai 2 f Chinese
From Chinese (ài) meaning "love, affection", (ǎi) meaning "friendly, lush", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Aias m Greek Mythology
Greek form of Ajax.
Aibek m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Turkic ay "moon" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Aíbinn f Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aoibheann.
Aïcha f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Aisha used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
Aïchatou f Western African
Form of Aisha used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Aída f Spanish
Spanish form of Ayda.
Aida f Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian, 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.
Aidan m Irish, 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 shares a sound with such names as Braden and Hayden. It peaked ranked 39th for boys in 2003.
Aiday f Kazakh
Means "moon child" in Kazakh.
Aideen f Irish
Anglicized form of Éadaoin.
Aífe f Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Old Irish form of Aoife.
Aifric f Irish
From Old Irish Affraic, possibly from Afraicc, the Old Irish name of the continent of Africa (see Africa 1). Alternatively, it could be from *Aithbrecc, an unattested earlier form of Aithbhreac. This was the name of two abbesses of Kildare in the 8th and 9th centuries. It was also borne by a 12th-century daughter of the king of the Isle of Mann who married the Anglo-Norman knight John de Courcy.
Aigerim f Kazakh
Means "wonderful moon", from Kazakh ай (ay) meaning "moon" and керім (kerim) meaning "wonderful".
Aigle f Greek Mythology
Greek form of Aegle.
Aignéis f Irish
Irish form of Agnes.
Aigul f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Aygül.
Aikaterine f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Katherine.
Aikaterini f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Αικατερίνη (see Ekaterini).
Aike m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
Aiko f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other character combinations.
Aila f Finnish
Finnish form of Áile.
Ailbe m & f Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of Ailbhe.
Ailbhe f & m Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Ailbe, possibly derived from the old Celtic root *albiyo- "world, light, white" or Old Irish ail "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.
Áile f Sami
Sami form of Helga.