Names Starting with A

gender
usage
Artemis f Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek ἀρτεμής (artemes) meaning "safe" or ἄρταμος (artamos) meaning "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
Artemisia f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Artemisios. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
Artemisios m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis.
Artemiy m Russian
Russian variant form of Artemios.
Artemon m Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Artemis.
Artemy m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Артемий (see Artemiy).
Arthfael m Medieval Welsh
Medieval Welsh form of Armel.
Arthit m Thai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god Aditya.
Arthmail m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Armel.
Arthur m English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements *artos "bear" (Old Welsh arth) combined with *wiros "man" (Old Welsh gur) or *rīxs "king" (Old Welsh ri). Alternatively it could be related to an obscure Roman family name Artorius.... [more]
Arti f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi आरती (see Aarti).
Artie m & f English
Diminutive and feminine form of Arthur.
Artjoms m Latvian
Latvian form of Artemios.
Arto m Finnish
Finnish short form of Arthur.
Artsiom m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Artemios.
Artsyom m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Арцём (see Artsiom).
Arttu m Finnish
Finnish short form of Arthur.
Artturi m Finnish
Finnish form of Arthur.
Artúr m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Arthur.
Artūras m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Arthur.
Arturo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Arthur.
Artūrs m Latvian
Latvian form of Arthur.
Artyom m Russian
Russian form of Artemios.
Aruna m & f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown, dawn" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुण) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The modern feminine form अरुणा is also transcribed as Aruna, however the modern masculine form is Arun.
Arūnas m Lithuanian
Derived from poetic Lithuanian aras meaning "eagle" combined with the patronymic suffix ūnas.
Arundhati f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
Arushi f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अरुष (arusha) meaning "reddish, dawn", a word used in the Rigveda to describe the red horses of Agni. This name also appears in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to a daughter of Manu and the wife of Chyavana, though in this case it might derive from Sanskrit आरुषी (arushi) meaning "hitting, killing".
Aruzhan f Kazakh
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
Arve m Norwegian
Variant of Arvid.
Arvel m English
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of Arwel.
Arvid m Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
Arvīds m Latvian
Latvian form of Arvid.
Arvo m Finnish, Estonian
Means "value, worth" in Finnish and Estonian.
Arwa f Arabic
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This name was borne by some relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was also the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
Arwel m Welsh
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
Arwen f Literature
Means "noble maiden" in the fictional language Sindarin. In The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Arwen was the daughter of Elrond and the lover of Aragorn.
Arwyn m Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
Arya 1 m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
Arya 2 f Literature
Created by author George R. R. Martin for a popular character in his series A Song of Ice and Fire, published beginning 1996, and the television adaptation Game of Thrones (2011-2019). In the story Arya is the second daughter of Ned Stark, the lord of Winterfell.
Aryan m Indian, Hindi
Variant of Arya 1.
Aryeh m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see Arieh).
Arzhel m Breton
Breton form of Armel.
Arzu f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur form of Arezou.
Ása f Old Norse, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of Åsa.
Åsa f Swedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
Asa m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
As'ad m Arabic
Means "luckier" in Arabic.
Asad m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
Asaf m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Asaph.
Asal f Persian
Means "honey" in Persian (of Arabic origin).
Asami f Japanese
From Japanese (asa) meaning "hemp" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Asaph m Biblical
Means "collector" in Hebrew. This name belongs to several minor characters in the Old Testament.
Asar m Egyptian Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed Egyptian form of Osiris.
Ásbjörn m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ásbjǫrn.
Ásbjǫrn m Old Norse
Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of Osborn.
Asbjørn m Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Ásbjǫrn.
Ascanio m Italian
Italian form of Ascanius.
Ascanius m Roman Mythology
From Greek Ἀσκάνιος (Askanios), of unknown meaning. In Greek and Roman mythology Ascanius, also called Julus, was the son of Aeneas.
Ascelin m Ancient Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
Ascensión f Spanish
Means "ascension" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
Asco m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element asc meaning "ash tree".
Ásdís f Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and dís "goddess".
Asdrúbal m Spanish
Spanish form of Hasdrubal.
Åse f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Norwegian form of Åsa, as well as a Swedish and Danish variant. It was used by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen in his play Peer Gynt (1867), where it belongs to the mother of the title character.
Aseem m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi असीम (see Asim 2).
Asel f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish
From Arabic عَسَل ('asal) meaning "honey".
Asen m Bulgarian
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
Asena f Turkish
Possibly of Scythian origin meaning "blue". In Turkic mythology Asena was a grey wolf who gave birth to the ancestor of the Ashina tribe of Turks.
Asenath f Biblical
Means "devoted to the goddess Neith" in Ancient Egyptian. In the Old Testament this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife. She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim.
Aseneth f Biblical Latin
Form of Asenath used in the Latin Bible.
Asenneth f Biblical Greek
Form of Asenath used in the Greek Old Testament.
Aser m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Asher used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Ásgeir m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Asger.
Asgeir m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Asger.
Ásgeirr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Asger.
Asger m Danish
From the Old Norse name Ásgeirr, derived from the elements áss meaning "god" and geirr meaning "spear".
Ash m & f English
Short form of Ashley. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
Asha 1 f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
Asha 2 f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "life" in Swahili, related to Aisha.
Ashanti f & m Various
From the name of an African people who reside in southern Ghana. It possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
Asher m Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis 30:13.
Asherah f Semitic Mythology
Perhaps derived from Semitic roots meaning "she who walks in the sea". This was the name of a Semitic mother goddess. She was worshipped by the Israelites before the advent of monotheism.
Ashfaq m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
Åshild f Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Áshildr, derived from the elements áss "god" and hildr "battle".
Áshildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åshild.
Ashish m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit आशिष (ashisha) meaning "prayer, blessing".
Ashkii m Indigenous American, Navajo
Means "boy" in Navajo.
Ashlea f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashlee f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashleigh f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashley f & m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from place names meaning "ash tree clearing", from a combination of Old English æsc and leah. Until the 1960s it was more commonly given to boys in the United States, but it is now most often used on girls. It reached its height of popularity in America in 1987, but it did not become the highest ranked name until 1991, being overshadowed by the likewise-popular Jessica until then. In the United Kingdom it is still more common as a masculine name.
Ashlie f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Ashley.
Ashling f Irish
Anglicized form of Aisling.
Ashlyn f English (Modern)
Combination of Ashley and the popular name suffix lyn.
Ashoka m Sanskrit
Means "without sorrow" in Sanskrit. This name was borne by Ashoka the Great, a 3rd-century BC emperor of India.
Ashraqat f Arabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
Ashtad f Persian Mythology
Means "justice" in Persian. This was the name of a Yazata (or angel) in Zoroastrianism.
Ashton m & f English (Modern)
From an English surname, itself derived from a place name meaning "ash tree town" in Old English. This was a rare masculine name until the 1980s, when it gradually began becoming more common for both genders. Inspired by the female character Ashton Main from the 1985 miniseries North and South, parents in America gave it more frequently to girls than boys from 1986 to 1997. Since then it has been overwhelmingly masculine once again, perhaps due in part to the fame of the actor Ashton Kutcher (1978-).
Ashtoreth f Biblical, Semitic Mythology
From עַשְׁתֹרֶת ('Ashtoret), the Hebrew form of the name of a Phoenician goddess of love, war and fertility. Her name is cognate to that of the East Semitic goddess Ishtar.
Ashur m Semitic Mythology
From the name of the city of Ashur, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, which is of unknown meaning. Ashur was the patron deity of the city and the chief god of Assyria.
Ashurbanipal m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized)
From Akkadian Ashur-bani-apli meaning "Ashur is creator of a son". This was the name of one of the final kings of the Assyrian Empire, reigning late in the 7th century BC. He appears in the Old Testament under the name Asnappar.
Ashwin m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
Asia 1 f English (Modern), Italian (Modern)
From the name of the continent, which is perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
Asia 2 f Polish
Polish diminutive of Joanna.
Asier m Basque
Means "the beginning", from Basque hasi.
Asif m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
Asih f Indonesian
Variant of Kasih.
Asil m Turkish
Means "noble" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic أصيل (asil).
Asım m Turkish
Turkish form of Asim 1.
Asim 1 m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
Asim 2 m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
Asiya f Arabic
Possibly from Arabic أسي (asy) meaning "distressed, grieved". According to Islamic tradition this was the name of the wife of the pharaoh at the time of Moses. She took care of the infant Moses and later accepted monotheism.
Asja f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Asiya.
Ask m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse askr "ash tree". In Norse mythology Ask and his wife Embla were the first humans created by the gods.
Ásketill m Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse áss "god" and ketill "cauldron, helmet".
Asklepiades m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek god Asklepios combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). It was borne by several Greek physicians.
Asklepios m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. Asklepios (Aesculapius to the Romans) was the god of healing and medicine in Greek mythology. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis.
Askr m Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Ask.
Aslan m Turkish, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian, Literature
From Turkic arslan meaning "lion". This was a byname or title borne by several medieval Turkic rulers, including the Seljuk sultan Alp Arslan (a byname meaning "brave lion") who drove the Byzantines from Anatolia in the 11th century. The author C. S. Lewis later used the name Aslan for the main protagonist (a lion) in his Chronicles of Narnia series of books, first appearing in 1950.
Aslanbek m Chechen, Ossetian, Circassian
Derived from Turkish aslan meaning "lion" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Áslaug f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Aslaug.
Aslaug f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss meaning "god" and laug possibly meaning "betrothed woman".
Aslı f Turkish
Means "genuine, real" in Turkish.
Aslög f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Aslaug.
Asløg f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Aslaug.
Asma f Arabic
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
Asmaa f Arabic
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
Åsmund m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ásmundr, cognate of Osmond.
Ásmundr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Åsmund.
Ásmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Åsmund.
Asnappar m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of Ashurbanipal. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
Aspasia f Ancient Greek, Greek
Derived from Greek ἀσπάσιος (aspasios) meaning "welcome, embrace". This was the name of the lover of Pericles (5th century BC).
Aspen f English (Modern)
From the English word for the tree, derived from Old English æspe. It is also the name of a ski resort in Colorado.
Asra f Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
Asse m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element asc meaning "ash tree" or ans meaning "god".
Assia f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic آسيا or آسية (see Asiya) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Assol f Russian (Rare), Literature
From the 1923 Russian novel Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin, adapted into a 1961 Soviet movie. In the story, Assol is a young girl who is told by a prophetic old man that she will one day marry a prince. The meaning of the name is not uncertain, but it has been suggested that it was inspired by the Russian question а соль (a sol) meaning "and the salt?".
Assumpció f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Asunción.
Assumpta f Irish
Latinate form of Asunción, used especially in Ireland.
Assunção f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Asunción.
Assunta f Italian
Italian cognate of Asunción.
Asta f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of Astrid.
Astaroth m Literature
From Ashtaroth, the plural form of Ashtoreth used in the bible to refer to Phoenician idols. This spelling was used in late medieval demonology texts to refer to a type of (masculine) demon.
Aster f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Latin from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
Asterix m Popular Culture
The name of a Gaulish hero (Astérix in the original French) in a comic book series of the same name, debuting 1959. His name is a pun based on French astérisque meaning "asterisk, little star" but appearing to end with the Gaulish element rix meaning "king" (seen for example in the historical figure Vercingetorix). All male Gauls in the series have humorous names ending with -iks.
Aştî f & m Kurdish
Means "peace, tranquility" in Kurdish.
Aston m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from either a place name meaning "east town" in Old English or from the given name Æðelstan.
Astor m English (Rare)
From a German and French surname derived from Occitan astur meaning "hawk". The wealthy and influential Astor family, prominent in British and American society, originated in the Italian Alps.
Astra f English (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek ἀστήρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.
Astraea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀστραία (Astraia), derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
Astrid f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French
Modern form of Ástríðr. This name was borne by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), the author of Pippi Longstocking.
Astride f French
French variant of Astrid.
Ástríðr f Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements áss "god" and fríðr "beautiful, beloved".
Ástríður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ástríðr.
Astrophel m Literature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star" and φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella.
Asuka f & m Japanese
From Japanese 明日 (asu) meaning "tomorrow" and (ka) meaning "fragrance", or from (asu) meaning "to fly" and (ka) meaning "bird". Other kanji combinations can be possible as well.
Asuman f Turkish
Means "sky" in Turkish.
Asun f Spanish
Short form of Asunción.
Asunción f Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
Ásvaldr m Old Norse
Old Norse cognate of Oswald.
Aswathi m Indian, Malayalam
From Sanskrit अशवत्थ (ashvattha) meaning "sacred fig tree".
Asya 2 f Turkish
Means "Asia (the continent)" in Turkish.
Ata 1 m Turkish
Means "ancestor" in Turkish.
Ata 2 m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Ātaahua f Maori
Means "beautiful" in Maori.
Atahualpa m Indigenous American, Quechua
Means "hen of fortune", from Quechua ataw meaning "lucky, fortunate" and wallpa meaning "hen". This was the name of the last sovereign Inca emperor. He was executed by the Spanish in 1533.
Atalanta f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀταλάντη (Atalante) meaning "equal in weight", derived from ἀτάλαντος (atalantos), a word related to τάλαντον (talanton) meaning "a scale, a balance". In Greek legend she was a fast-footed maiden who refused to marry anyone who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes, who dropped three golden apples during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
Atalia f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Athaliah.
Atallah m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطا الله (see Ataullah).
Atalyah f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Athaliah.
Atanas m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Athanasius.
Atanasij m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Athanasius.
Atanasija f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of Athanasius.
Atanasije m Serbian
Serbian form of Athanasius.
Atanasio m Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Spanish and Italian form of Athanasius.
Atara f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see Atarah).
Atarah f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
Ataullah m Arabic
Means "gift of Allah" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) meaning "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
Atefeh f Persian
Persian form of Atifa.
Aðalbjörg f Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and bjǫrg "help, save, rescue".
Athaliah f & m Biblical
Possibly means "Yahweh is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is both a feminine and masculine name. It was borne by the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who later came to rule Judah as a queen.
Aðalsteinn m Icelandic, Old Norse
Derived from the Old Norse elements aðal "noble" and steinn "stone".
Athanaric m Ancient Germanic
From the Gothic name Athanareiks, derived from the Germanic element athana meaning "year" combined with ric meaning "ruler, mighty". Athanaric was a 4th-century ruler of the Visigoths.
Athanas m Ancient Greek
Short form of Athanasios (see Athanasius).
Athanase m French
French form of Athanasius.
Athanasi m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Athanasius.
Athanasia f Greek, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Athanasios (see Athanasius).
Athanasius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Ἀθανάσιος (Athanasios) meaning "immortal", from Greek (a), a negative prefix, combined with θάνατος (thanatos) meaning "death". Saint Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
Athaulf m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from atta "father" and wulf "wolf". This was the name of a 5th-century king of the Visigoths.
Athelstan m English (Archaic)
Modern form of Æðelstan. This name was revived in Britain the latter half of the 19th century.
Athena f Greek Mythology, English
Meaning unknown. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of the city of Athens in Greece. It is likely that her name is derived from that of the city, not vice versa. The earliest mention of her seems to be a 15th-century BC Mycenaean Greek inscription from Knossos on Crete.... [more]
Athénaïs f French
French form of Athenais.
Athenais f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Athena.
Athenodoros m Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Athena" from the name of the god Athena combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".
Athina f Greek
Modern Greek form of Athena.
Athol m & f Scottish
From Atholl, the name of a district in Scotland, from Scottish Gaelic Athall, possibly derived from Old Irish ath Fhotla "new Ireland".
Atieno f Eastern African, Luo
Feminine form of Otieno.
Atif m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
Atifa f Arabic
Feminine form of Atif.
Atila m Turkish
Turkish variant of Attila.
Atílio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Attilius (see Attilio).
Atilio m Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of Attilius (see Attilio).
Atilius m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of Attilio.
Atilla m Turkish
Turkish variant of Attila.
Atiya m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Atlas m Greek Mythology
Possibly means "enduring" from Greek τλάω (tlao) meaning "to endure". In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders.
Atle m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Atli.
Atli m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Attila, used in the Norse Völsungasaga to refer to a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
Aton m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian jtn meaning "solar disk". Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
Atreus m Greek Mythology
Means "fearless", derived from the Greek negative prefix (a) and τρέω (treo) meaning "to fear, to flee". In Greek mythology, Atreus was a king of Mycenae and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Atropos f Greek Mythology
Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix (a) combined with τρόπος (tropos) meaning "direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοῖραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.
Atse m Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
Atsuko f Japanese
From Japanese (atsu) meaning "warm", (atsu) meaning "deep, true, sincere" or (atsu) meaning "honest" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Atsushi m Japanese
From Japanese (atsushi) meaning "pure" or (atsushi) meaning "kindness, honesty". This name can also be formed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
Atte m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Antero and other names beginning with A.
Atticus m Literature, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos) meaning "from Attica", referring to the region surrounding Athens in Greece. This name was borne by a few notable Greeks from the Roman period (or Romans of Greek background). The author Harper Lee used the name in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) for an Alabama lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
Attikos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Atticus.
Attila m History, Hungarian, Turkish
Possibly means "little father" from Gothic atta "father" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns, a nomadic people from Central Asia who had expanded into Eastern Europe by the 4th century. Attila was the name given to him by his Gothic-speaking subjects in Eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avithohol.
Attilio m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.
Atuf m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
Atum m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian jtm or tmw, derived from tm meaning "completion, totality". This was the name of an Egyptian creator god. He was first prominently worshipped in Heliopolis during the Old Kingdom.
Auberon m English (Rare)
Norman French derivative of a Germanic name, probably Alberich.
Aubert m French
French variant of Albert.
Aubin m French
French form of Albinus.
Aubree f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of Aubrey.
Aubrey m & f English
Norman French form of the Germanic name Alberich. As an English masculine name it was common in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century. Since the mid-1970s it has more frequently been given to girls, due to Bread's 1972 song Aubrey along with its similarity to the established feminine name Audrey.
Aucaman m Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche.
Aud f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Auðr.
Auda f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see Otto).
Audamar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Otmar.
Aude f French
French feminine form of Aldo.
Audhild f Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements auðr "wealth, fortune" and hildr "battle".
Audie f English
Diminutive of Audrey.
Audley m English
From a surname that was taken from a place name meaning "Ealdgyð's clearing" in Old English.
Audo m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Otto.
Audovacar m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Odovacar.
Audra 1 f Lithuanian
Means "storm" in Lithuanian.
Audra 2 f English
Variant of Audrey, used since the 19th century. It jumped in popularity in the United States after the debut of the television series The Big Valley (1965-1969), which featured the character Audra Barkley.
Audrey f English, French
Medieval diminutive of Æðelþryð. This was the name of a 7th-century saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. It was also borne by a character in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It (1599). At the end of the Middle Ages the name became rare due to association with the word tawdry (which was derived from St. Audrey, the name of a fair where cheap lace was sold), but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
August m German, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of Augustus. This was the name of three Polish kings.... [more]
Augusta f Italian, Portuguese, English, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Augustus. It was introduced to Britain when King George III, a member of the German House of Hanover, gave this name to his second daughter in the 18th century.
Augustas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augustus.
Auguste 1 m French
French form of Augustus.
Auguste 2 f German
German variant of Augusta.
Augustė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augusta.
Augustijn m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Augustín m Slovak
Slovak form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Augustin m French, Romanian, Czech, German (Rare)
Form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1) in several languages.
Augustina f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Augustinas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Augustine 1 m English
From the Roman name Augustinus, itself derived from the Roman name Augustus. Saint Augustine of Hippo was a 5th-century Christian theologian and author from North Africa. For his contributions to Christian philosophy he is known as a Doctor of the Church. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world. It became popular in England in the Middle Ages partly because of a second saint by this name, Augustine of Canterbury, a 6th-century Italian monk sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons.
Augustine 2 f French
French feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Augusto m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Augustus.
Augusts m Latvian
Latvian form of Augustus.
Augustus m Ancient Roman, Dutch (Rare)
Means "exalted, venerable", derived from Latin augere meaning "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess. In 26 BC the senate officially gave him the name Augustus, and after his death it was used as a title for subsequent emperors. This was also the name of three kings of Poland (August in Polish).
Augustyn m Polish
Polish form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Auke m Frisian
Possibly a Frisian diminutive of Augustinus or Aurelius.
Aukusti m Finnish
Finnish form of Augustus.
Aulay m Scottish
Anglicized form of Amhlaidh.
Auli f Finnish
Short form of Aulikki.
Aulikki f Finnish
Feminine form of Aulis.
Aulis m Finnish
Means "willing, helpful" in Finnish.
Aulus m Ancient Roman
Possibly from Latin avulus meaning "little grandfather", though it could be from the Etruscan name Aule, which was possibly derived from avils meaning "years". This was a Roman praenomen, or given name. Folk etymology connects it to Latin aula meaning "palace".
Aune f Finnish
Finnish form of Agnes.
Aura f English, Italian, Spanish, Finnish
From the word aura (derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek αὔρα meaning "breeze") for a distinctive atmosphere or illumination.
Aurangzeb m History
Means "honouring the throne" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor of India.
Áurea f Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Aurea.
Aurea f Late Roman
Late Latin name that was derived from aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
Aurél m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Aurelius.
Aurel m Romanian, German (Rare)
Romanian and German form of Aurelius.