Names Starting with A

gender
usage
Anett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Annette.
Anette f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Annette.
Aneurin m Welsh
Modern form of Aneirin.
Anežka f Czech
Czech form of Agnes.
Anfisa f Russian
Russian form of the Greek name Ἀνθοῦσα (Anthousa), which was derived from Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower". This was the name of a 9th-century Byzantine saint.
Ange m & f French
French masculine and feminine 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 ἄγγελος (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, Greek, 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).
Ángeles f Spanish
Means "angels", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, meaning "Our Lady the Queen of the Angels".
Angelia f English
Elaborated form of Angela.
Angélica f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Angelica.
Angelica f English, Italian, Romanian
Derived from Latin angelicus meaning "angelic", ultimately related to Greek ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger". The poets Boiardo and Ariosto used this name in their Orlando poems (1483 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, Hungarian
Form of Angelica in several languages.
Angeliki f Greek
Greek form of Angelica.
Angelina f Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
Angeline f French
French diminutive of Angela.
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, Old Welsh (Modernized), Welsh Mythology
From an Old Welsh name recorded in various forms such as Acgarat and Ancarat. It means "much loved", from the intensive prefix an- combined with a mutated form of caru "to love". In the medieval Welsh romance Peredur son of Efrawg, Angharad Golden-Hand is the lover of the knight 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.
Angrboða f Norse Mythology
Means "she who brings grief" in Old Norse, derived from angr "grief" and boða "to forebode, to proclaim". In Norse mythology Angrboða is a giantess and the mother of three of Loki's children: Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel.
Angus m Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of Aonghus.
Angyalka f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Angelica.
Anh m & f Vietnamese
Often from Sino-Vietnamese (anh) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name is frequently combined with a middle name to create a compound name; the meaning of Anh can change depending on the Sino-Vietnamese characters underlying the compound.
Anhelina f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Angelina.
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 Ἀνίκητος (Aniketos) meaning "unconquerable". This was the name of an early pope.
Aniela f Polish
Polish form of Angela.
Anielka f Polish (Rare), Central American
Polish diminutive of Aniela. This name has become particularly popular in Nicaragua, though a connection to the Polish name is not clear.
Anik m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
Anika 1 f German, Dutch, Danish, Polish, 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.
Anıl m Turkish
Means "to be remembered" in Turkish.
Anil m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) meaning "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.
Aniol m Catalan
Catalan form of Andeolus.
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 (Rare)
Russian form of Onesimus.
Anișoara f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Ana.
Anissa f English
This name was first brought to public attention in 1966 by the child actress Anissa Jones (1958-1976). In her case it was a transcription of the Arabic name أنيسة (see Anisa), given to honour her Lebanese heritage. Other parents who have since used this name may view it simply as an elaboration of Anna using the popular name suffix issa.
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, Hungarian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of Ana.
Anita 2 f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of Anit.
Aniyah f African American (Modern)
An invented name, probably based on the sounds found in names such as Anita and 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.
Anjelika f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анжелика (see Anzhelika).
Anke f Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of Anna and other names beginning with An.
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian.
Ankica f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
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, Manx
English and Manx form of Anne 1. In the English-speaking world, both this spelling and Anne have been used since the late Middle Ages. Currently Ann is less popular than Anne (and both are less popular than their relatives Anna and Hannah).
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, Scottish Gaelic, 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.... [more]
Annabel f English, Dutch
Variant of Amabel, with the spelling altered as if it were a combination of Anna and French belle "beautiful". 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 interpreted as a combination of Anna and Latin/Italian bella "beautiful".
Annabelle f English, French
Variant of Annabel. It can also be interpreted as a combination of Anna and French belle "beautiful".
Annabeth f English (Rare)
Combination of Anna and Beth.
Annachiara f Italian
Combination of Anna and Chiara.
Annag f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic 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, Estonian, German, Dutch, Basque
French form of Anna. It was imported to England in the 13th century, but it did not become popular until three centuries later. The spelling variant Ann was also commonly found from this period, and is still used to this day.... [more]
Anne 2 m Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
Annegret f German
Combination of Anne 1 and Grete.
Anneke f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Anna.
Anne-Laure f French
Combination of Anne 1 and Laure.
Anneli f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, German
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish 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 Anne 1 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 Anne 1 and Mieke.
Annemieke f Dutch
Combination of Anne 1 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, Estonian, German, Danish
Finnish, Estonian, German and Danish 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.
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.
Annunziato m Italian
Masculine form of Annunziata.
Annushka f Russian
Russian diminutive of Anna.
Annuska f Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna, inspired by the Russian form Annushka.
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.
Anoush f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Անուշ (see Anush).
Anoushka f Indian, Hindi, Sinhalese, Dutch (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Hindi अनुष्का or Sinhala අනුෂ්කා (see Anushka), as well as a Dutch variant of Annuska.
Anouska f Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna, inspired by the Russian form Annushka.
Anraí m Irish
Irish form of Henry.
Anri m Georgian
Georgian form of Henri.
Ans f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Anna.
Ansa f Finnish
Derived from Finnish ansio "virtue" or ansa "trap".
Ansaldo m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of a Germanic name composed of the elements ans "god" and wald "power, leader, ruler".
Ansar m Arabic, Urdu
Means "helpers" in Arabic, referring to those who helped the Prophet Muhammad when he came to Medina.
Ansehelm m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Anselm.
Ansel m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Anselm. A famous bearer was American photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984).
Anselm m German, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
Anselme m French
French form of Anselm.
Anselmi m Finnish
Finnish form of Anselm.
Anselmo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Anselm.
Ansgar m German, Norwegian, Swedish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ans "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
Anshel m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of Anselm, used as a vernacular form of Asher.
Ansigar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Ansgar.
Anso m Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ans meaning "god".
Ansobert m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of Osbert.
Anson m English
From an English surname meaning "son of Agnes".
Ansovald m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Ansaldo.
Anssi m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Anselm.
Antal m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antanas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antanina f Belarusian, Lithuanian
Belarusian and Lithuanian feminine form of Antoninus (see Antonino).
Antares m Astronomy
From Greek Ἀντάρης (Antares), traditionally said to mean "opposing Ares". This is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.
Ante 1 m Croatian
Croatian form of Anthony.
Ante 2 m Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal".
Antea f Croatian (Modern)
Feminine form of Ante 1.
Antelmo m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Italian (Rare)
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Anthelm.
Antero m Finnish
Finnish form of Andrew.
Anthea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἄνθεια (Antheia), derived from ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera.
Anthelm m Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic element and meaning "wrath, zeal" combined with helm meaning "helmet, protection". Saint Anthelm was a 12th-century bishop of Belley in France.
Anthelme m French (Rare)
French form of Anthelm.
Anthony m English
English form of the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The most notable member of the Roman family was the general Marcus Antonius (called Mark Antony in English), who for a period in the 1st century BC ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Augustus. When their relationship turned sour, he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide, as related in Shakespeare's tragedy Antony and Cleopatra (1606).... [more]
Anthousa f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Anfisa.
Anti m Estonian
Estonian form of Andrew.
Antía f Galician
Galician feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antica f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Antonia.
Antigone f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and γονή (gone) meaning "birth, offspring". In Greek legend Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. King Creon of Thebes declared that her slain brother Polynices was to remain unburied, a great dishonour. She disobeyed and gave him a proper burial, and for this she was sealed alive in a cave.
Antigonus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀντίγονος (Antigonos), derived from ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and γονεύς (goneus) meaning "ancestor". This was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander died, he took control of most of Asia Minor.
Antiman m Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "condor of the sun" in Mapuche.
Antinanco m Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "eagle of the sun" in Mapuche.
Antiochus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀντίοχος (Antiochos), derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and ὀχή (oche) meaning "support". This was the name of several rulers of the Seleucid Empire. It was also borne by a 2nd-century Christian martyr, the patron saint of Sardinia.
Antioco m Italian
Italian form of Antiochus.
Antiogu m Sardinian (Rare)
Sardinian form of Antiochus.
Antiope f Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "voice". This was the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares who was one of the queens of the Amazons. She was kidnapped and married by Theseus.
Antipater m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀντίπατρος (Antipatros), which meant "like the father" from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and πατήρ (pater) meaning "father" (genitive πατρός). This was the name of an officer of Alexander the Great who became the regent of Macedon during Alexander's absence.
Antje f Frisian, Dutch, Low German
Frisian, Dutch and Low German diminutive of Anna.
Anto m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antoine m French, African American
French form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antoinette f French
Feminine diminutive of Antoine. This name was borne by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine.
Antón m Galician
Galician form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonela f Croatian
Croatian form of Antonella.
Antonella f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonello m Italian
Diminutive of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonette f English
Diminutive of Antonia.
Antoni m Polish, Catalan
Polish and Catalan form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antónia f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antônia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonie 1 f Czech
Czech form of Antonia.
Antonie 2 m Dutch
Dutch form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonieta f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish diminutive of Antonia.
Antonietta f Italian
Italian diminutive of Antonia.
Antonij m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonija f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Latvian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Latvian form of Antonia.
Antonije m Serbian
Serbian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonijo m Croatian
Croatian form of Anthony.
Antonín m Czech
Czech form of Antoninus (see Antonino), also used as the Czech form of Antonius (see Anthony). A famous bearer was the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
Antonin m French
French form of Antoninus (see Antonino). This name was borne by the French playwright Antonin Artaud (1896-1948).
Antoņina f Latvian
Latvian form of Antonina.
Antonina f Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see Antonino).
Antonino m Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Antoninus, which was derived from Antonius (see Anthony). There were several early saints named Antoninus, including the patron saint of Sorrento. This was also the name of a 2nd-century Roman emperor.
Antoninus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, a derivative of Antonius. This name was borne by several emperors.
António m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antônio m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonio m Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see Anthony). This has been a common name in Italy since the 14th century. In Spain it was the most popular name for boys in the 1950s and 60s.... [more]
Antonio Pio m Italian
Combination of Antonio and Pio.
Antonios m Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonis m Greek
Greek form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antoniu m Romanian
Romanian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonius m Ancient Roman, Dutch
Ancient Roman form of Anthony. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Anton or Antoon in daily life.
Antoniy m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antoniya f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Antonia.
Antono m Esperanto
Esperanto form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antony m English
Variant of Anthony. This was formerly the usual English spelling of the name, but during the 17th century the h began to be added.
Antoon m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Ants m Estonian
Estonian form of Hans.
Antti m Finnish
Finnish form of Andrew.
Antton m Basque
Basque form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Anttoni m Finnish
Finnish form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antun m Croatian
Croatian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antwan m African American
Variant of Antoine, in use since the 1960s.
Anu 1 f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of Anna.
Anu 2 m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian form of An 2, also adopted by the Hurrians and Hittites.
Anubis m Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἄνουβις (Anoubis), the Greek form of Egyptian jnpw (reconstructed as Anapa and other forms), which coincided with a word meaning "royal child, prince". However, it might alternatively be derived from the root jnp meaning "to decay". Anubis was the Egyptian god who led the dead to the underworld. He was often depicted as a man with the head of a jackal. The Greeks equated him with their god Hermes.
Anuj m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born later, younger" in Sanskrit. This name is sometimes given to the younger sibling of an older child.
Anuja f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of Anuj.
Anuki f Georgian
Diminutive of Ana.
Añuli f Western African, Igbo
Means "joy" in Igbo.
Anunciación f Spanish
Spanish cognate of Annunziata.
Anup m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Means "watery, place near the water, lagoon" in Sanskrit.
Anupam m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "incomparable, matchless" in Sanskrit.
Anupama f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anupam.
Anuradha f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Sinhalese
From the name of a constellation in Hindu astrology, meaning "causing success", from Sanskrit अनु (anu) meaning "after" and राधा (radha) meaning "success, prosperity".
Anuša f Slovene
Diminutive of Ana.
Anuschka f German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Anna, inspired by the Russian form Annushka.
Anush f Armenian
Means "sweet" in Armenian. This was the name of an 1890 novel by the Armenia writer Hovhannes Tumanyan. It was adapted into an opera in 1912 by Armen Tigranian.
Anushka f Indian, Hindi, Sinhalese
Meaning uncertain, possibly inspired by the Russian name Annushka.
Anwar m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Anwen f Welsh
Means "very beautiful" in Welsh, from the intensive prefix an- combined with gwen "white, fair, blessed".
Anwer m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنور (see Anwar).
Anxhela f Albanian
Albanian form of Angela.
Anxo m Galician
Galician form of Angelus (see Angel).
Anya f Russian
Russian diminutive of Anna.
Anže m Slovene
Variant of Janez.
Anžej m Slovene
Variant of Janez.
Anželika f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Angelica.
Anzhela f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Angela.
Anzhelika f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Angelica.
Anzo m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ant meaning "giant".
Anzor m Georgian, Chechen
Possibly derived from the Georgian noble title აზნაური (aznauri), ultimately from Middle Persian aznawar meaning "noble".
Aod m Biblical Greek
Form of Ehud used in the Greek Old Testament.
Aodh m Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings. It has been traditionally Anglicized as Hugh.
Aodhagán m Irish
Diminutive of Aodh (actually double diminutive).
Aodhán m Irish
From the Old Irish name Áedán meaning "little fire", a diminutive of Áed (see Aodh). This name was borne by a 6th-century king of Dál Riata. It was also the name of a few early Irish saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Ferns and a 7th-century bishop of Lindisfarne.
Aoi f & m Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
Aoibhe f Irish
Variant of Aoife.
Aoibheann f Irish
From Old Irish Oébfinn or Aíbinn, derived from oíb meaning "beauty, appearance, form" and finn meaning "fair, white". This was the name of the mother of Saint Énna of Aran. It was also borne by the daughter of the 10th-century Irish high king Donnchad Donn.