Names Starting with A

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Amber f English, Dutch
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber (1944).
Amberly f English (Modern)
Elaboration of Amber, influenced by the spelling of the name Kimberly.
Amberlynn f English (Rare)
Elaboration of Amber using the popular name suffix lyn.
Ambra f Italian
Italian cognate of Amber.
Ambram m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Amram.
Ambre f French
French cognate of Amber.
Ambrogio m Italian
Italian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambroise m French
French form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambroos m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrose m English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Ἀμβρόσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
Ambrosi m Georgian
Georgian form of Ambrosios (see Ambrose).
Ambrosia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ambrosios (see Ambrose).
Ambrosine f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Ambrose.
Ambrósio m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrosio m Spanish
Spanish form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrož m Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrozije m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambroży m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrus m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Amé m Medieval French
Old French form of Aimé.
Amedea f Italian
Italian feminine form of Amadeus.
Amédée m French
French form of Amadeus.
Amedeo m Italian
Italian form of Amadeus. A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), an Italian chemist most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number. Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
Amée f Medieval French
Old French form of Aimée.
Amel 1 m Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of Amal 1.
Amel 2 f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمال (see Amaal) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Amela f Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of Amal 1.
Amélia f Portuguese, French
Portuguese and French form of Amelia.
Amelia f English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Variant of Amalia, though it is sometimes confused with Emilia, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century — it was borne by daughters of both George II and George III. The author Henry Fielding used it for the title character in his novel Amelia (1751). Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.... [more]
Amélie f French
French form of Amelia.
Amelie f German
German variant of Amelia.
Amelija f Lithuanian (Modern)
Lithuanian form of Amelia.
Amelina f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Emmeline.
Amenemhat m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian jmn-m-ḥꜣt meaning "Amon is foremost". This was the name of four Egyptian pharaohs, including the founder of the 12th dynasty.
Amenhotep m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian jmn-ḥtp meaning "peace of Amon", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Amon combined with ḥtp "peace, satisfaction". This was the name of four pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Amenhotep III, known as the Magnificent, who ruled over Egypt during a time of great prosperity.
Ameqran m Northern African, Berber
Means "eldest" in Tamazight.
Ameretat f Persian Mythology
Means "immortality" in Avestan. This was the name of a Zoroastrian goddess (one of the Amesha Spenta) of plants and long life.
América f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Amerigo.
America f English
In the English-speaking world, this name is usually given in reference to the United States of America (see Amerigo). It came into use as an American name in the 19th century.
Américo m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Amerigo.
Amerigo m Italian
Medieval Italian form of Emmerich. Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) was the Italian explorer who gave the continent of America its name (from Americus, the Latin form of his name).
Amery m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Emery.
Amethyst f English (Rare)
From the name of the purple semi-precious stone, which is derived from the Greek negative prefix (a) and μέθυστος (methystos) meaning "intoxicated, drunk", as it was believed to be a remedy against drunkenness.
Amets m & f Basque
Means "dream" in Basque.
Ameyalli f & m Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "spring, fountain" in Nahuatl.
Amhlaidh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Olaf.
Amhlaoibh m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Olaf.
Ami 1 m Biblical
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
Ami 2 f English
Variant of Amy.
Ami 3 f Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "second, Asia" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Ami 4 m Hebrew
Means "my people" or "my nation" in Hebrew.
Amice f Medieval English
Medieval name derived from Latin amicus meaning "friend". This was a popular name in the Middle Ages, though it has since become uncommon.
Amichai m Hebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.
Amie f English
Variant of Amy.
Amihan f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "north wind, winter storm" in Tagalog.
Amika f Esperanto
Means "friendly" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin amicus "friend".
Amila m Sinhalese
Means "valuable" in Sinhala.
Amílcar m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Hamilcar.
Amilcare m Italian
Italian form of Hamilcar.
Amilia f English (Rare)
Variant of either Amalia or Emilia.
Amin m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أمين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
Əminə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Aminah 2.
Amina f Arabic, Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Eastern African, Western African, Swahili, Hausa
Alternate transcription of Arabic Aminah 1 or Aminah 2, as well as the Bosnian, Tatar, Kazakh, Swahili and Hausa forms.
Aminah 1 f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمِنَ (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
Aminah 2 f Arabic
Feminine form of Amin.
Aminata f Western African
Form of Aminah 1 used in western Africa.
Aminath f Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of Aminah 1.
Aminatou f Western African
Form of Aminah 1 used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Aminda f Esperanto
Means "lovable" in Esperanto.
Amine 1 m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمين (see Amin) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Amine 2 f Turkish
Turkish form of Aminah 1.
Aminta m Literature
Form of Amyntas used by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his play Aminta (1573). In the play Aminta is a shepherd who falls in love with a nymph.
Amir 1 m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
Amir 2 m Hebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
Amira 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أميرة (see Amirah).
Amira 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Amir 2.
Amirah f Arabic
Feminine form of Amir 1.
Amiran m Georgian, Literature
Variant of Amirani. This is the name of the central character in the medieval Georgian romance Amiran-Darejaniani by Moses of Khoni. The author was inspired by the mythical Amirani and the stories surrounding him, and loosely based his tale on them.
Amirani m Georgian Mythology
Meaning unknown, probably of Proto-Kartvelian origin. This is the name of a hero from Georgian mythology whose story is similar to that of Prometheus from Greek mythology.
Amis m Medieval English, Medieval French
Medieval name, a masculine form of Amice. It appears in the medieval French poem Amis and Amiles, about two friends who make sacrifices for one another.
Amista f Chamorro
Means "loyalty" in Chamorro, derived from Spanish amistad "friendship".
Amit 1 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
Amit 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
Amita f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of Amit 1.
Amitabh m Indian, Hindi
Means "immeasurable splendour" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (1942-).
Amitai m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Amittai.
Amittai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my truth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of the prophet Jonah.
Amity f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "friendship", ultimately deriving from Latin amicitia.
Amiyah f American
Possibly an American variant of Amaya.
Amjad m Arabic
Means "more glorious" in Arabic.
Amlaíb m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Olaf.
Amleto m Italian
Italian form of Hamlet.
'Ammar m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمّار (see Ammar).
Ammar m Arabic
Means "long-lived", from Arabic عَمَرَ ('amara) meaning "to live long".
Ammiel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.
Ammon m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Yamanu (see Amon).
Amna f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
Amnon m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.
Amon m Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
From Ἄμμων (Ammon), the Greek form of Egyptian jmn (reconstructed as Yamanu) meaning "the hidden one". In early Egyptian mythology he was a god of the air, creativity and fertility, who was particularly revered in Thebes. Later, during the Middle Kingdom, his attributes were combined with those of the god Ra and he was worshipped as the supreme solar deity Amon-Ra.
Amondi f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Omondi.
Amon-Ra m Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
Combination of the names of the gods Amon and Ra. During the later Middle Kingdom the attributes of these two deities were merged.
Amor m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
Amordad f Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Ameretat.
Amore m & f Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Amor.
Amos m English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.
Amour m & f French (Rare)
French form of Amor.
Amparo f Spanish
Means "protection, shelter, refuge" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Amparo, meaning "Our Lady of Refuge".
Ampelio m Italian
Italian form of Ampelius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ἀμπέλιος (Ampelios), which was derived from ἄμπελος (ampelos) meaning "vine". Saint Ampelius was a 7th-century bishop of Milan.
Ampelius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ampelios (see Ampelio).
Amporn f Thai
Derived from Thai อํา (am) meaning "to hide" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
Amram m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
Amrit m Indian, Hindi
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink that gives immortality.
Amrita f Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Feminine form of Amrit.
Amse m Frisian
Originally a short form of the Germanic name Adelmar.
Amulius m Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Roman mythology Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, king of Alba Longa, but was eventually deposed by Numitor's grandsons Romulus and Remus.
Amund m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Agmundr, from the element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "awe, terror" combined with mundr "protection".
Amurdad f Persian Mythology
Middle Persian form of Ameretat.
Amvrosiy m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Amy f English
English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata. As an English name, it was in use in the Middle Ages (though not common) and was revived in the 19th century.
Amyas m English (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps a derivative of Amis. Alternatively, it may come from a surname that originally indicated that the bearer was from the city of Amiens in France. Edmund Spenser used this name for a minor character in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
Amyntas m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ἀμύντωρ (amyntor) meaning "defender". This was the name of several kings of Macedon.
An 1 m & f Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" or other characters with a similar pronunciation. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "safe, secure".
An 2 m Sumerian Mythology
Means "heaven, sky" in Sumerian. An was the supreme Sumerian god of the heavens, the father of Enlil and Enki. His cuneiform sign 𒀭 (dingir) was prefixed to the names of other deities in writing, though it was not pronounced.
Anabel f Spanish
Spanish form of Annabel, also commonly used as a contraction of Ana Isabel.
Anabela f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Annabel.
Ana Belén f Spanish
Combination of Ana and Belén.
Anacleto m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anacletus.
Anacletus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀνάκλητος (Anakletos), derived from ἀνάκλητος (anakletos) meaning "invoked". This was the name of the third pope.
Anaëlle f French
Created in the 20th century, probably modelled on Breton names such as Gaëlle and Maëlle.
Anah f & m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
Anahera f Maori
Means "angel" in Maori.
Anahid f Armenian
Armenian variant of Anahita.
Anahita f Persian, Persian Mythology
Means "immaculate, undefiled" from Avestan a "not" and ahit "unclean". This was the name of the Persian goddess of fertility and water. She was sometimes identified with Artemis, Aphrodite and Athena.
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.
Ana Isabel f Spanish
Combination of Ana and Isabel.
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.
Ana María f Spanish
Combination of Ana and María.
Anamaria f Romanian
Combination of Ana and Maria.
Anamarija f Croatian, Slovene
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 Ἁνανίας (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 (Hypothetical)
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
From Kazakh and Kyrgyz анар (anar) meaning "pomegranate", a word ultimately derived from Persian.
Anargul f Kazakh
Means "blooming pomegranate tree" in Kazakh.
Anargyros m Greek
From the Greek term ἀνάργυρος (anargyros) meaning "poor, incorruptible", derived from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with ἄργυρος (argyros) meaning "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).
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 & m French, Romanian (Rare)
French form of Anastasia (feminine) and Romanian form of Anastasius (masculine).
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 Ἀναστάσιος (Anastasios), which meant "resurrection" from Greek ἀνάστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ἀνά (ana) meaning "up" and στάσις (stasis) meaning "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.
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, Belarusian
Polish and Belarusian form of Anatolius.
Anatole m French
French form of Anatolius.
Anatoli m Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анатолий or Ukrainian Анатолій (see Anatoliy), as well as the Georgian form.
Anatolia f Late Roman
Feminine form of Anatolius. This was the name of a 3rd-century Italian saint and martyr. This is also a place name (from the same Greek origin) referring to the large peninsula that makes up the majority of Turkey.
Anatolijs m Latvian
Latvian form of Anatolius.
Anatolius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀνατόλιος (Anatolios), derived from ἀνατολή (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 ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord" and ἀγορά (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This name was borne by a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher.
Anaya f English (Modern)
Meaning unknown, possibly from the Spanish surname Anaya (itself from the name of a Spanish town), used because of its similarity to Amaya.
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 meaning "wrath, zeal" combined with beraht meaning "bright".
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.
Andeolus m Late Roman
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a saint who was martyred in southern Gaul (at the town now known as Bourg-Saint-Andéol) in 3rd century.
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 1 f Latvian, Estonian
Feminine form of Andrejs (Latvian) or Andres (Estonian).
Andra 2 f Romanian
Short form of Alexandra.
Andrada f Romanian
Possibly a feminine form of Andrei.
András m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Andras m Faroese
Faroese form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Andraste f Celtic Mythology (Hellenized)
Possibly means "invincible" in Celtic. According to the Greco-Roman historian Cassius Dio, 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.
Andrés Felipe m Spanish
Combination of Andrés and Felipe especially popular in Colombia.
Andreu m Catalan
Catalan form of Andrew.
Andrew m English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ἀνδρέας (Andreas), which was derived from ἀνδρεῖος (andreios) meaning "manly, masculine", a derivative of ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "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 Ἀνδροκλῆς (Androkles) meaning "glory of a man", derived from ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and κλέος (kleos) meaning "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 ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and μάχη (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
Derived from Greek ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) combined with one of the related words μέδομαι (medomai) meaning "to be mindful of, to provide for" or μέδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". 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 Ἀνδρόνικος (Andronikos) meaning "victory of a man", from ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) and νίκη (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 Old Welsh, Welsh
Old Welsh name, possibly from the Latin name Honorius. This was the name of a 6th-century Brythonic poet, also known as Neirin or Aneurin, who is said to be the author of the poem Y Gododdin.
Anej m Slovene
Slovene form of Aeneas.
Anelia f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Анелия (see Aneliya).
Aneliya f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Anna.
Anemone f English (Rare)
From the name of the anemone flower, which is derived from Greek ἄνεμος (anemos) meaning "wind".
Aneta f Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Polish, Czech, Bulgarian and Macedonian diminutive of Anna.