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ALAINAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
Hungarian form of ALOYSIUS.
AL-AMIRmArabic (Rare)
Means "the commander, the prince" in Arabic. This was the name of a 10th-century Fatimid imam.
ALANmEnglish, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.... [more]
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALANISfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ALAN. Canadian musician Alanis Morissette (1974-) was named after her father Alan. Her parents apparently decided to use this particular spelling after seeing this word in a Greek newspaper.
Feminine form of ALAN.
ALANNAHfEnglish (Modern), Irish
Variant of ALANA. It has been influenced by the affectionate Anglo-Irish word alannah, from the Irish Gaelic phrase a leanbh meaning "O child".
Irish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALARICmAncient Germanic
From the Gothic name Alareiks which meant "ruler of all", derived from the Germanic element ala "all" combined with ric "ruler, power". This was the name of a king of the Visigoths who sacked Rome in the 5th century.
Scottish form of ALEXANDER.
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
Irish form of ALEXANDER.
Feminine form of ALASTAR.
Means "miracle" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Milagros.
ALBA (1)fItalian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
ALBA (2)fAncient Roman
Feminine form of ALBUS.
ALBA (3)fAncient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
Limburgish form of ALBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Albert.
ALBANmGerman, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
Italian form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
Created by Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov for the heroine in his drama 'Albena' (1930). He may have based it on ablen, the name of a type of peony (a flowering plant).
ALBERICHmAncient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ric "power". Alberich was the name of the sorcerer king of the dwarfs in Germanic mythology. He also appears in the 'Nibelungenlied' as a dwarf who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen.
Italian form of ALBERICH.
ALBERTmEnglish, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
ALBERTAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese
Feminine form of ALBERT. This is the name of a Canadian province, which was named in honour of a daughter of Queen Victoria.
Lithuanian form of ALBERT.
ALBERTE (1)mGalician
Galician form of ALBERT.
ALBERTE (2)fFrench, Danish
French and Danish feminine form of ALBERT.
ALBERTINAfItalian, Dutch, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of ALBERT.
French feminine form of ALBERT.
ALBERTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALBERT.
ALBERTUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Adalbert (see ALBERT).
ALBÍNAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALBINA.
ALBINAfRussian, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Polish, German, Lithuanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of ALBINUS. Saint Albina was a 3rd-century martyr from Caesarea.
French form of ALBINA.
ALBINOmItalian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of ALBINUS.
ALBINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of ALBUS. Saint Albinus (also called Aubin) was a 6th-century bishop of Angers in Brittany.
ALBOINmAncient Germanic
Form of ALFWIN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.
From the name of a mountain range (of unknown etymology) in northern Iran.
German cognate of ALBERT.
ALBUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "white, bright" in Latin.
Anglicized masculine form of AILBHE.
ALCAEUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκαιος (Alkaios), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength". This was the name of a 7th-century BC lyric poet from the island of Lesbos.
ALCIBIADESmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλκιβιαδης (Alkibiades), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and βια (bia) "force" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war.
ALCIDEmItalian, French (Rare)
Italian and French form of ALCIDES.
ALCIDESmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Portuguese, Spanish
Latinized form of Greek Αλκειδης (Alkeides), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was another name for the hero Herakles.
ALCIPPEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αλκιππη (Alkippe), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of a daughter of Ares in Greek myth. Her father killed Halirrhotis, a son of Poseidon, when he attempted to rape her, leading to a murder trial in which Ares was quickly acquitted.
ALCMENEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
ALCYONEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αλκυονη (Alkyone), derived from the word αλκυων (alkyon) meaning "kingfisher". In Greek myth this name belonged to a daughter of Aeolus and the wife of Ceyx. After her husband was killed in a shipwreck she threw herself into the water, but the gods saved her and turned them both into kingfishers. This is also the name of the brightest of the Pleiades, the seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
ALDA (2)fLimburgish
Limburgish short form of ALDEGONDA.
ALDA (3)fIcelandic
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
ALDEBRANDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements ald meaning "old" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.
ALDEGARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of OLEGARIO.
Dutch form of ALDEGUND.
ALDEGUNDfAncient Germanic
Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and gund "war". Saint Algegund (or Aldegundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess.
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.
ALDERTmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of a Germanic name, either ALDHARD or ADALHARD.
ALDHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and hard "brave, hardy".
Bosian form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDINA (1)fPortuguese
Feminine form of ALDO.
ALDINA (2)fBosnian
Bosian feminine form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDITHfMedieval English
Middle English form of EALDGYÐ.
ALDOmItalian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
ALDONAfLithuanian, Polish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 14th-century Polish queen, the daughter of a Grand Duke of Lithuania.
ALDOUSmEnglish (Rare)
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.
ALDRICmFrench, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
ALDUSm & fMedieval English
Medieval variant of ALDOUS.
ALDWINmAncient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and win "friend".
ALE (1)m & fFinnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALE (2)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Possibly a variant of ALICIA.
Short form of ALEXANDER.
Variant of ALICIA.
Esperanto diminutive of ALEXANDER.
ALECTOfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αληκτω (Alekto) which was derived from αληκτος (alektos) "unceasing". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology.
From the name of a Welsh river, of uncertain meaning.
Dutch short form of ADELAIDE.
Dutch short form of ADELAIDE.
Catalan form of ALEXIS.
ALEIXOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of ALEXIS.
Spanish form of ALEXANDRA.
Spanish form of ALEXANDER.
Spanish form of ALEXIS.
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
Diminutive of ALEXANDROS.
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRmRussian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
Lithuanian form of ALEXANDER.
Georgian form of ALEXANDER.
Esperanto form of ALEXANDER.
Latvian form of ALEXANDER.
Finnish form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSEImRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
Slovene form of ALEXIS.
ALEKSEYmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of ALEXIS. This was the name of a 17th-century czar of Russia.
Finnish form of ALEXIS.
Polish form of ALEXIS.
Bosnian form of ALIM.
ALEMAYEHUm & fEastern African, Amharic
Means "I have seen the world" in Amharic.
ALENmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
Variant of ALINE.
Slovene diminutive of ALENA.
Basque form of ALEXANDER.
Possibly a variant of ALICIA, or maybe from the ancient Gaulish city of Alesia.
Short form of ALESSANDRA.
Italian form of ALEXANDRA.
Italian form of ALEXANDER. A famous bearer was Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), the Italian physicist who invented the battery.
Italian feminine form of ALEXIS.
Italian form of ALEXIS.
Possibly a variant of ALETHEA. This was the name of the wife of the title character in the comic strip 'Prince Valiant' which first appeared in 1937.
Derived from Greek αληθεια (aletheia) meaning "truth". This name was coined in the 16th century.
Catalan short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXm & fEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDERmEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
Czech form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXANDRAfEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXANDREmFrench, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. Alexander the Great founded several cities by this name (or renamed them) as he extended his empire eastward. The most notable of these is Alexandria in Egypt, founded by Alexander in 331 BC.
ALEXANDRINAfPortuguese, English (Rare)
Elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the first name of Queen Victoria; her middle name was Victoria.
French elaborated form of ALEXANDRA. This was the name of a Danish queen, the wife of King Christian X.
Romanian form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXEImRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
ALEXEJmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALEXEYmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of ALEKSEY.
Feminine form of ALEX, or a diminutive of ALEXIS.
ALEXIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ALEXIUS.
ALEXISm & fGerman, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek comic poet, and also of several saints. It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name Αλεξιος or Alexius, borne by five Byzantine emperors. In the English-speaking world it is more commonly used as a feminine name.
ALEXIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξιος (Alexios), a derivative of Αλεξις (see ALEXIS). This was the name of five Byzantine emperors. It was also borne by a 5th-century Syrian saint who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ALF (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
ALF (2)mEnglish
Short form of ALFRED.
ALFBERNmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and bern "bear".
Italian form of ALPHAEUS.
ALFHARDmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hard "brave, hardy".
ALFHERmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of ALVAR).
ALFHILDfNorwegian, Swedish
From the Old Norse name Alfhildr which was composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle". In Norse legend Alfhild was a maiden who disguised herself as a warrior in order to avoid marriage to King Alf. Her life was perhaps based on that of a 9th-century Viking pirate.
Diminutive of ALFRED.
ALFONSmGerman, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Polish form of ALFONSO.
Italian feminine form of ALFONSO.
ALFONSOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of a Visigothic Germanic name, probably meaning "noble and ready", from the element adal "noble" combined with funs "ready". Other theories claim the first element is hadu or hild (see ILDEFONSO), both of which mean "battle". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. This was the name of six kings of Portugal and kings of several ancient regions of Spain.
Slovene form of ALFONSO.
ALFRmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of ALF (1).
ALFRÉDmHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ALFRED.
ALFREDmEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His fame helped to ensure the usage of this name even after the Norman conquest, when most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. It became rare by the end of the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 18th century.... [more]
Lithuanian form of ALFRED.
ALFREDOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ALFRED.
ALFWINmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alf "elf" and win "friend".
ALGARmEnglish (Rare)
Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman conquest, being absorbed by similar-sounding names and Norman and Scandinavian cognates. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
From a surname which was derived from the given name ALGAR.
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from aux gernons "having a moustache", which was applied to William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror. It was first used a given name in the 15th century (for a descendant of William de Percy).
ALHAJImWestern African, Hausa
Means "pilgrim" in Hausa, a derivative of Arabic حَجِّي (hajji) meaning "pilgrimage, hajj".
ALHERIfWestern African, Hausa
Means "grace" in Hausa.
Variant transcription of ALI (1).
ALI (1)mArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ALI (2)fEnglish
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALİmTurkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ALI (1).
ALIA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of ALYA.
ALIA (2)fAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ELLA (1).
Belarusian form of ALEXANDER.
Belarusian form of ALEXIS.
Slovak form of ALICE.
ALICEfEnglish, French, Portuguese, Italian
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was borne by the heroine of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865) and 'Through the Looking Glass' (1871).
ALÍCIAfCatalan, Portuguese
Catalan form of ALICE, as well as a Portuguese variant.
ALICIAfSpanish, English, Swedish
Latinized form of ALICE.
Polish form of ALICE.
Original Occitan form of ELEANOR.
Finnish form of ALICE.
Combination of the name ALI (1) and the Turkic title khan which means "ruler, leader".
Greek form of ALICE. It also corresponds with the Greek word αλικη meaning "scarlet".
Turkish form of ALIM.
ALIMmArabic, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
Uyghur elaboration of ALIM using the suffix جان (jan) meaning "dear".
Possibly a Romanian masculine form of ALINA. Alternatively it may derive from Romanian alina "to soothe".
ALINAfRomanian, German, Italian, Polish
Short form of ADELINA and names that end in alina.
ALINAFEm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "he is with us" in Chewa.
ALINEfFrench, Portuguese (Brazilian), English
Medieval short form of ADELINE. As an English name, in modern times it has sometimes been regarded as a variant of EILEEN. This was the name of a popular 1965 song by the French singer Christophe.
ALIPRANDmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements alja meaning "other, foreign" and brand meaning "sword" or "fire".
Welsh form of ALICE.
ALISAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Finnish
Russian, Ukrainian, Bosnian and Finnish form of ALICE.
ALISE (1)fLatvian
Latvian form of ALICE.
Variant of ALICIA.
ALISHERmUzbek, Kazakh, Tajik
Combination of ALI (1) and SHER.
ALISONfEnglish, French
Norman French diminutive of Aalis (see ALICE). It was common in England, Scotland and France in the Middle Ages, and was later revived in England in the 20th century via Scotland. Unlike most other English names ending in son, it is not derived from a surname.
Variant of ALYSSA.
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
Anglicized form of ALASDAIR.
ALITAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of ALETHEA.
Medieval French variant of ALICE.
ALIYA (1)fKazakh, Tatar, Arabic
Kazakh and Tatar form of ALIYAH (1). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ALIYAH (1).
ALIYA (2)fHebrew
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (2).
ALIYAH (1)fArabic
Feminine form of ALI (1).
ALIYAH (2)fHebrew
Means "to ascend" in Hebrew. This is also a Hebrew word referring to immigration to Israel.
Turkish form of ALIYAH (1).
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (1).
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (1).
Hungarian form of ALICE.
Hungarian form of ALICE.
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
Derived from a Slovene surname, which is of unknown meaning.
ALJOŠAmSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of ALYOSHA.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Modern Greek form of Alkibiades (see ALCIBIADES).
ALKYONEfGreek Mythology
Original Greek form of ALCYONE.
ALLAfRussian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
Derived from Arabic الإله (al-ilah) meaning "the deity". It is primarily used to refer to the Islamic God, though it was originally used by pre-Islamic Arabs, and is sometimes used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews.
ALLANmEnglish, Scottish, Danish
Variant of ALAN. The American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) got his middle name from the surname of the parents who adopted him.
Dutch form of ADALHARD.
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ALLEGRAfItalian, English (Rare)
Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron (1817-1822).
Means "cheerfulness, joy" in Italian.
ALLENmEnglish, Scottish
Variant of ALAN. A famous bearer of this name was Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), an American beat poet. Another is the American film director and actor Woody Allen (1935-), who took the stage name Allen from his real first name.
Finnish diminutive of names beginning with Al. This is also the Finnish word for a type of duck.
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
Russian diminutive of ALLA.
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ALLOVERAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form (possibly) of ELVIRA.
ALLY (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of ALISON, ALEXANDRA or other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLY (2)mScottish
Diminutive of ALISTAIR.
ALLYNm & fEnglish
Variant or feminine form of ALAN.
ALMA (1)fEnglish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with the Spanish word meaning "the soul".
ALMA (2)fHebrew
Means "young woman" in Hebrew.
ALMASf & mArabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
Means "diamond" in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
ALMIR (2)mBosnian
Bosnian form of AL-AMIR.
ALMIRA (1)fLiterature
Variant of ELMIRA. Handel used it for the title character in his opera 'Almira' (1705).
ALMIRA (2)fBosnian
Bosnian feminine form of AL-AMIR.
Portuguese form of ADELMAR.
ALMOGm & fHebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
Possibly from Hungarian álom "dream", though perhaps of Turkic origin meaning "bought". This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the father of a great nation.
Derived from Arabic المدينة (al-mudaynah) meaning "the citadel". It was in a building by this name that a concealed statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered during the Reconquista in Madrid. The Virgin of Almudena, that is Mary, is the patron saint of Madrid.
ALODIAfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Possibly from a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements alja "other, foreign" and aud "riches, wealth". Saint Alodia was a 9th-century Spanish martyr with her sister Nunilo.
ALOISmGerman, Czech
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOISIAfGerman (Rare)
German feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Portuguese form of ALOYSIUS.
Italian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZmSlovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
Slovak feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Slovene form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
Polish form of ALOYSIUS.
ALON (1)mHebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALON (2)mFilipino, Tagalog
Means "wave" in Tagalog.
Feminine form of ALON (1).
Derived from Spanish alondra meaning "lark".
Spanish variant of ALFONSO.
Italian variant of ALFONSO.