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ANAIAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ANAÏS f Occitan, Catalan, French
Occitan and Catalan form of ANNA.
ANAKIN m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character (also known as Darth Vader) in the 'Star Wars' movie saga, created by George Lucas. Lucas may have based it on the surname of his friend and fellow director Ken Annakin.
ANAKONI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ANTHONY.
ANAMARIA f Romanian
Combination of ANA and MARIA.
ANAMARIJA f Croatian, Macedonian
Combination of ANA and MARIJA.
ANAN (1) m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fourth born child" in Akan.
ANAN (2) m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANAND m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANDA m Tamil
Variant of ANAND.
ANANDI f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANAND.
ANANI m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
ANANIAS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From ‘Ανανιας (Hananias), the Greek form of HANANIAH. In Acts in the New Testament this is the name of three characters: a disciple in Damascus, the husband of Sapphira, and the high priest of the Jews who tries Paul.
ANANO f Georgian
Georgian variant of ANA.
ANANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANANTA m & f Hinduism
Means "infinite, endless" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अनन्त / अनंत (an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu) and the feminine form अनन्ता / अनंता (an epithet of the goddess Parvati).
ANANTH m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHA m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANAPA m Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ANUBIS.
ANAR (1) m Azerbaijani
Means "will understand" in Azerbaijani.
ANAR (2) f Kazakh
Variant of ANARA.
ANARA f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "pomegranate" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz, ultimately from Persian.
ANARGUL f Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
ANARGYROS m Greek
From the Greek term αναργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, combined with αργυρος (argyros) "silver". This term referred to saints who did not accept payment for their services.
ANARU m Maori
Maori form of ANDREW.
ANAS m Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions.
ANA SOFÍA f Spanish
Combination of ANA and SOFÍA.
ANASS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنس (see ANAS).
ANASTÁCIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAS m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIA f Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ANASTASIUS. This was the name of a 4th-century Dalmatian saint who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Due to her, the name has been common in Eastern Orthodox Christianity (in various spellings). As an English name it has been in use since the Middle Ages. A famous bearer was the youngest daughter of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who was rumoured to have escaped the execution of her family in 1918.
ANASTASIE f French
French form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIJA f Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTASIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αναστασιος (Anastasios), which meant "resurrection" from Greek αναστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ανα (ana) "up" and στασις (stasis) "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the Eastern Church.
ANASTASIY m Russian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANASTÁZIA f Slovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTÁZIE f Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIE f Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIJA f Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZJA f Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZY m Polish
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZ m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASZTÁZIA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANASTASIA.
ANAT (1) f Semitic Mythology
Possibly derived from a Semitic root meaning "water spring". Anat was a goddess of fertility, hunting and war worshipped by the Semitic peoples of the Levant. She was the sister and consort of the god Hadad.
ANAT (2) f & m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ANATH (1) m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Shamgar.
ANATJARI m Indigenous Australian, Pintupi
Meaning unknown, of Pintupi origin.
ANATOL m Polish
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLE m French
French form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLI m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see ANATOLIY).
ANATOLIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of ANATOLIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr.
ANATOLIJS m Latvian
Latvian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ανατολιος (Anatolios), derived from ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise". Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
ANATOLIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
ANATOLY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий (see ANATOLIY).
ANAXAGORAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
ANBU m Tamil
Means "love" in Tamil.
ANCA f Romanian
Possibly originally a diminutive of ANA.
ANĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of ANTHONY.
ANCUȚA f Romanian
Diminutive of ANCA.
ANĐA f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANĐELA.
ÁNDARAS m Sami
Northern Sami form of ANDREW.
ANDEBERT m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht "bright".
ANDĚL m Czech
Czech form of ANGEL.
ANĐELA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANDĚLA f Czech
Czech form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
ANĐELO m Croatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANDER m Basque
Basque form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDERS m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A famous bearer was the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874).
ANDERSON m English
From a surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
ANDI f English
Diminutive of ANDREA (2).
ANDIE m & f English
Diminutive of ANDREW or ANDREA (2).
ANDILE m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they have increased" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
ANDJELA f Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Анђела (see ANĐELA).
ANDONI m Basque
Basque form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANDOR (1) m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnþórr, derived from the element arn "eagle" combined with the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR).
ANDRA f Romanian, English
Feminine form of ANDREI or ANDREW. As an English name it has only been used since the 20th century.
ANDRADA f Romanian
Possibly a feminine form of ANDREI.
ANDRÁS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRAS m Welsh
Welsh variant of ANDREAS.
ANDRASTE f Celtic Mythology
Possibly means "invincible" in Celtic. This was the name of a Briton goddess of victory who was invoked by Boudicca before her revolt.
ANDRAŽ m Slovene
Slovene form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉ m French, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANDRÉA f French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
French and Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREA (1) m Italian
Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
ANDREA (2) f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREAS m German, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh, Ancient Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Ancient Greek and Latin form of ANDREW. It is also the form used in modern Greek, German and Welsh.
ANDRÉE f French
French feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREEA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREI m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Андрей or Belarusian Андрэй (see ANDREY).
ANDRÉIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of ANDREIA.
ANDREIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDREINA f Italian
Feminine form of ANDREA (1).
ANDREJ m Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of ANDREW in several languages.
ANDREJA (1) f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDREJA (2) m Serbian
Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDREJS m Latvian
Latvian form of ANDREW.
ANDRÉS m Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ANDREW.
ANDRES m Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDREU m Catalan
Catalan form of ANDREW.
ANDREW m English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.... [more]
ANDREY m Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Bulgarian and Belarusian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIA m Georgian, Corsican, Sardinian
Georgian, Corsican and Sardinian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIANA f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANDRIES m Dutch
Dutch form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJA m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJANA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANDRINA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of ANDREW.
ANDRINE f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of ANDREAS.
ANDRIS m Latvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of ANDREW.
ANDRIUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIY m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ANDREW.
ANDRO m Croatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ANDROCLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ανδροκλης (Androkles) meaning "glory of a man", derived from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
ANDROMACHE f Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.
ANDROMEDA f Greek Mythology
Means "to be mindful of a man" from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) "to be mindful of". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.
ANDRONICUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ανδρονικος (Andronikos) meaning "victory of a man", from ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and νικη (nike) meaning "victory". Shakespeare used this name in his play 'Titus Andronicus' (1593).
ANDRUS m Estonian
Estonian form of ANDREW.
ANDRZEJ m Polish
Polish form of ANDREW.
ANDY m & f English
Diminutive of ANDREW or sometimes ANDREA (2). American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.
ANDŻELIKA f Polish
Polish variant of ANGELIKA.
ANE (1) f Danish
Danish diminutive of ANNA.
ANE (2) m Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANE (3) f Basque
Basque form of ANNA.
ANEIRIN m Welsh
Welsh name, originally spelled Neirin, which possibly means "noble". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh poet.
ANEJ m Slovene
Slovene form of AENEAS.
ANELIA f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Анелия (see ANELIYA).
ANELIE f German
Short form of ANNELIESE.
ANELIYA f Bulgarian
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANEMONE f English (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which derives from Greek ανεμος (anemos) "wind".
ANETA f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of ANNA.
ANETT f Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANNETTE.
ANETTE f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of ANNETTE.
ANEURIN m Welsh
Variant of ANEIRIN.
ANEŽKA f Czech
Czech form of AGNES.
ANFISA f Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ανθουσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
ANGE m French
French form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÁNGEL m Spanish
Spanish form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGEL m Catalan
Catalan form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGEL m & f English, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus, which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ÁNGELA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGELA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÂNGELA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGÉLA f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
ANGÈLE f French
French feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELIA f English
Elaborated form of ANGELA.
ANGÉLICA f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGELICA.
ANGELICA f English, Italian, Romanian, Literature
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek αγγελος (angelos) "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532), where it belongs to Orlando's love interest. It has been used as a given name since the 18th century.
ANGELIEN f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELIKA f German, Polish, Slovak, Czech
Form of ANGELICA in several languages.
ANGELIKI f Greek
Greek form of ANGELICA.
ANGELINA f Italian, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Macedonian
Latinate diminutive of ANGELA. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
ANGELINE f French
French diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELINO m Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of ANGELO or ÁNGEL.
ANGÉLIQUE f French
French form of ANGELICA.
ANGELIQUE f Dutch
Dutch form of ANGÉLIQUE.
ANGELITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGELLE f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ANGEL.
ÂNGELO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELO m Italian
Italian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELOS m Greek
Greek form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGELUS m Late Roman
Latin form of ANGEL.
ANGERONA f Roman Mythology
Possibly from Latin angor "strangulation, torment" or angustus "narrow, constricted". Angerona was the Roman goddess of the winter solstice, death, and silence.
ANGHARAD f Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "more love" in Welsh. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, Angharad Golden-hand is the lover of Peredur.
ANGHEL m Romanian
Romanian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ÀNGHELA f Sardinian
Sardinian form of ANGELA.
ÀNGHELU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
ANGIE f English
Diminutive of ANGELA.
ANGILBERCT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ENGELBERT.
ANGIOLO m Italian
Variant of ANGELO.
ANGJELKO m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ANGEL.
ANGRA MAINYU m Persian Mythology
Means "evil spirit" in Avestan. In Persian mythology Angra Mainyu was the god of darkness, death and destruction, the enemy of Ahura Mazda.
ANGUS m Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of AONGHUS.
ANGYALKA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of ANGELICA.
ANH m & f Vietnamese
This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh changes depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound. It is often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", though in compounds it often takes on the meaning "intelligent, bright".
ANI (2) f Armenian
From the name of an old Armenian city, of unknown meaning. Now in eastern Turkey, in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, though it was later abandoned and is now only ruins.
ANIA f Polish, Russian
Polish diminutive of ANNA, and an alternate transcription of Russian Аня (see ANYA).
ANÍBAL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HANNIBAL.
ANICA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian diminutive of ANNA.
ANICETUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ανικητος (Aniketos), meaning "unconquerable". This was the name of an early pope.
ANIELA f Polish
Polish form of ANGELA.
ANIELKA f Polish
Diminutive of ANIELA.
ANIK m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
ANIKA (1) f German, Dutch, Danish, Slovene
German, Dutch, Danish and Slovene diminutive of ANNA or ANA.
ANIKA (2) f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIK.
ANIKET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "homeless" in Sanskrit.
ANIKÓ f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANIL m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) "air, wind". This is another name of Vayu, the Hindu god of the wind.
ANILA f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIL.
ANIMA (1) f Indian, Hindi
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.
ANIMA (2) f English (Rare)
Means "soul, spirit" in Latin. In Jungian psychology the anima is an individual's true inner self, or soul.
ANINA f German
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANIRUDDHA m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANIS m Arabic
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
ANISA f Arabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANISE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
ANISH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANISHA f Indian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
ANISIM m Russian
Russian form of ONESIMUS.
ANIȘOARA f Romanian
Romanian elaboration of ANA.
ANISSA f English
Combination of ANNA and the popular name suffix issa. This name was first brought to public attention by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976).
ANIT m Indian, Hindi
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
ANITA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANITA (2) f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANIYA f English (Modern)
Modern name, possibly based on ANYA or AALIYAH.
ANJA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, German, Dutch
Form of ANYA in several languages.
ANJALI f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKE f Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of ANNA and other names beginning with An.
ANKICA f Croatian
Diminutive of ANKA.
ANKIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKUR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANN f English
English form of ANNE (1). In the English-speaking world, both this spelling and Anne have been used since the Middle Ages, though Ann became much more popular during the 19th century.
ANNA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANNABEL f English, Dutch
Variant of AMABEL influenced by the name ANNA. This name appears to have arisen in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ANNABELLA f Italian, English (Modern)
Latinate form of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLA.
ANNABELLE f English, French
Variant of ANNABEL. It can also be taken as a combination of ANNA and BELLE.
ANNABETH f English (Rare)
Combination of ANNA and BETH.
ANNAG f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNAGÜL f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen anna "Friday" and gül "flower, rose".
ANNAIG f Breton
Breton diminutive of ANNA.
ANNALEE f English (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LEE.
ANNALENA f German
Combination of ANNA and LENA.
ANNA-LIISA f Finnish
Combination of ANNA and LIISA.
ANNALISA f Italian
Combination of ANNA and LISA.
ANNALISE f English (Modern)
Combination of ANNA and LISE.
ANNA MARIA f Italian
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNAMÁRIA f Hungarian
Combination of ANNA and MÁRIA.
ANNAMARIA f Italian
Combination of ANNA and MARIA.
ANNAS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of ANANIAS. This was the name of one of the high priests of the Jews in the New Testament.
ANNE (1) f French, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of ANNA. In the 13th-century it was imported to England, where it was also commonly spelled Ann. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908) by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.
ANNE (2) m Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANNEGRET f German
Combination of ANNA and GRETE.
ANNEKE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANNA.
ANNE-LAURE f French
Combination of ANNE (1) and LAURE.
ANNELI f Finnish, Swedish, German
Finnish form of ANNELIE, as well as a German variant.
ANNELIE f German, Swedish
German diminutive of ANNA or short form of ANNELIESE.
ANNELIEN f Dutch
Combination of ANNA and lien (from names such as CAROLIEN).
ANNELIESE f German, Dutch
Combination of ANNA and LIESE.
ANNELISE f Danish
Danish form of ANNELIESE.
ANNE-MARIE f French
Combination of ANNE (1) and MARIE.
ANNEMARIE f Dutch, German, Danish
Combination of ANNA and MARIE.
ANNEMIEK f Dutch
Combination of ANNA and MIEKE.
ANNEMIEKE f Dutch
Combination of ANNA and MIEKE.
ANNE-SOPHIE f French
Combination of ANNE (1) and SOPHIE.
ANNET f Dutch
Dutch variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETT f German
German variant of ANNETTE.
ANNETTA f Italian
Latinate diminutive of ANNA.
ANNETTE f French, English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch
French diminutive of ANNE (1). It has also been widely used in the English-speaking world, and it became popular in America in the late 1950s due to the fame of actress Annette Funicello (1942-).
ANNI f Finnish, German
Finnish and German diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIBALE m Italian
Italian form of HANNIBAL.
ANNICE f English
Variant of ANNIS.
ANNICK f Breton, French
French form of Breton Annaig, a diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIE f English, French, Dutch
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
ANNIINA f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKA f Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, German, English (Modern)
Swedish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKEN f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIKKI f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNIS f English
Medieval English form of AGNES.
ANNISA f Indonesian
Indonesian feminine form of ANIS.
ANNMARIE f English
Combination of ANN and MARIE.
ANNORA f English (Rare)
Medieval English variant of HONORA.
ANNUKKA f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ANNA.
ANNUNZIATA f Italian
Means "announced" in Italian, referring to the event in the New Testament in which the angel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary of the imminent birth of Jesus.
ANNUSHKA f Russian
Russian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNUSKA f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
ANNY f French
Diminutive of ANNE (1).
ANONA f English
Meaning unknown. It was possibly inspired by an American song by this name written by Vivian Grey in 1903 and recorded by musician Vess Ossman. The lyrics tell of a Native American woman named Anona from Arizona.
ANONG f Thai
Means "beautiful woman" in Thai.
ANOOP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अनूप, Bengali অনুপ or Malayalam അനൂപ് (see ANUP).
ANOUBIS m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Anapa (see ANUBIS).
ANOUK f Dutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of ANNA.