Names Starting with A

gender
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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.
Anangikwe f Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "star woman" in Ojibwe, derived from anang "star" and ikwe "woman".
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 Germanic
From the Old German element anto meaning "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 ǫrn "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, Galician, German, Dutch
French, Portuguese and Galician 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.
Andrii m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Андрій (see Andriy).
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, to think on" 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
Variant of Anne 2.
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.
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).
Angelė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian 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, Armenian
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).
Àngels f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Ángeles.
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. The 1973 Rolling Stones song Angie caused this name to jump in popularity.
Angiola f Italian
Variant of Angela.
Angiolo m Italian
Variant of Angelo.
Angjelko m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Angel.
Angra Mainyu m Persian Mythology
Means "evil spirit", from Avestan 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀 (angra) meaning "evil, destructive" and 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 (mainiiu) meaning "spirit, mind". In Zoroastrianism 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". According to Norse mythology Angrboða was a giantess (jǫtunn) and the mother of three of Loki's children: Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel.
Angus m Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of Aonghus.
Angustias f Spanish
Means "anguishes", taken from a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, meaning "Our Lady of Anguishes". She is the patron saint of Granada, Spain.
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 1 f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Anil.
Anila 2 f Albanian
Possibly a diminutive of Ana.
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.
Animikii m Indigenous American, Ojibwe, New World Mythology
Means "thunder, thunderer" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology this is the name of the thunderbird, an immense flying creature that makes thunder with its flapping wings.
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, Albanian
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, Nepali, 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.
Anjanette f English
Perhaps a blend of Angela and Antonette, or Ann and Janette. It had a little burst of popularity in the United States in the 1960s, when the actress Anjanette Comer (1939-) was active.
Anjelika f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Анжелика (see Anzhelika).
Ankarl m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Anker.
Anke f Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of Anna and other names beginning with An.
Anker m Danish
From the Old Danish name Ankarl, of uncertain meaning, possibly a combination of Old Norse ǫrn "eagle" and karl "man".
Ankhbayar m & f Mongolian
Means "first joy" in Mongolian, from анх (ankh) meaning "first" and баяр (bayar) meaning "joy".
Ankhesenamun f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian ꜥnḫ-s-n-jmn meaning "her life is of Amon", derived from ꜥnḫ "life" combined with the name of the god Amon. This was the name of a 14th-century BC queen of Egypt, the wife of Tutankhamun.
Anki f Swedish
Diminutive of Ann-Kristin, Ann-Katrin and other similar names.
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, Armenian, 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 Danish, 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.
Ann-Christine f Swedish
Combination of Anna and Christine.
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 Old German element arn meaning "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 (1942-2013).
Anni f Finnish, Estonian, German, Danish
Finnish, Estonian, German and Danish diminutive of Anna.