Names Starting with A

gender
usage
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, from awka- "wild" and mañke "condor".
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.
Aurèle m French
French form of Aurelius.
Aurélia f Slovak, Hungarian
Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aurelius.
Aurelian m Romanian, History
Romanian form of Aurelianus, as well as the usual English form when referring to the Roman emperor.
Aureliano m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Aurelianus.
Aurelianus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was originally derived from the Roman family name Aurelius. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) who reconquered the breakaway Gallic and Palmyrene Empires.
Aurélie f French
French feminine form of Aurelius.
Aurélien m French
French form of Aurelianus.
Aurelija f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aurelia.
Aurelijus m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aurelius.
Aurélio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aurelius.
Aurelio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aurelius.
Aurelius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from Latin aureus meaning "golden, gilded". Marcus Aurelius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor and philosophical writer. This was also the name of several early saints.
Aureliusz m Polish
Polish form of Aurelius.
Aureole f English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "radiant halo", ultimately derived from Latin aureolus "golden".
Aurica f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Aurelia.
Aurică m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Aurel.
Aurobindo m Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of Aravind.
Aurora f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Romanian, Finnish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
Aurore f French
French form of Aurora.
Ausma f Latvian
Means "dawn" in Latvian.
Aušra f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
Austėja f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "to weave" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of bees.
Auster m Roman Mythology
Means "south" in Latin (descended from the Indo-European root *hews- meaning "dawn", making it related to the English word east). Auster was the Roman god of the south wind.
Austin m English
Medieval contracted form of Augustine 1. Modern use of the name is probably also partly inspired by the common surname Austin, which is of the same origin. This is also the name of a city in Texas.
Austyn m & f English (Modern)
Variant or feminine form of Austin.
Auðr f & m Old Norse
Means "wealth, fortune" in Old Norse.
Auðrhildr f Old Norse
Old Norse form of Audhild.
Auður f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Auðr.
Autumn f English
From the name of the season, ultimately from Latin autumnus. This name has been in general use since the 1960s.
Auxentios m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αὐξάνω (auxano) meaning "to increase, to grow". This name was borne by a few early saints.
Ava 1 f English
Variant of Eve. A famous bearer was the American actress Ava Gardner (1922-1990). This name became very popular throughout the English-speaking world in the early 21st century, entering the top ten for girls in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It began to rise sharply after 1997, possibly inspired by the actress Heather Locklear and musician Richie Sambora when they used it for their baby daughter that year.
Ava 2 f Persian
Means "voice, sound" in Persian.
Ava 3 f German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
Avag m Armenian
Means "senior, elder, chief" in Armenian.
Avalon f English (Rare)
From the name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit that was often linked with paradise.
Avani f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "earth" in Sanskrit.
Avanti f Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient kingdom of central India that had its capital at Ujjain.
Avdey m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Obadiah.
'Avdi'el m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abdiel.
Avdotya f Russian
Russian form of Eudocia.
Ave f Italian, Estonian
Possibly from the name of the prayer Ave Maria, in which Ave is Latin meaning "greetings, salutations". In Estonian it is also associated with the word ava meaning "open".
Avedis m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Avetis.
Avelina 2 f Spanish
Feminine form of Avelino.
Aveline f English (Rare)
From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of Avila. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
Avelino m Spanish, Portuguese
Used in honour of the 16th-century Italian saint Andrea Avellino (usually spelled Avelino in Spanish and Portuguese). His surname is derived from the name of the town of Avellino in Campania, itself from Latin Abellinum (of unknown meaning).
Avenir m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Abner.
Aveniru m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Abner.
Averill m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from the feminine given name Eoforhild.
Avery m & f English
From an English surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names Alberich or Alfred.... [more]
Avetis m Armenian
Means "good news" in Armenian.
Aveza f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Avis.
Avgust m Slovene, Russian
Slovene and Russian form of Augustus.
Avgusta f Slovene, Russian
Slovene and Russian feminine form of Augustus.
Avguštin m Slovene
Slovene form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Avhust m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Augustus.
Avi m Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of Avraham or Aviram.
Avia m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abijah.
Aviaaja f Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "cousin" in East Greenlandic.
Aviana f English (Modern)
Probably an elaboration of Ava 1, influenced by names such as Ariana.
'Avi'el m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abiel.
Aviel m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abiel.
Avigail f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abigail.
'Avigayil f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abigail.
Avihu m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abihu.
Avila f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". Rarely, this name may be given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
Avilius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning. Saint Avilius was a 1st-century patriarch of Alexandria.
Avinash m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
Avis f English
Probably a Latinized form of the Germanic name Aveza, which was derived from the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". The Normans introduced this name to England and it became moderately common during the Middle Ages, at which time it was associated with Latin avis "bird".
Avishai m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abishai.
'Avishay m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abishai.
Avital f & m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abital, sometimes used as a masculine name in modern times.
Avitus m Ancient Roman
From a Roman family name that meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.
Aviv m & f Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
Aviva f Hebrew
Feminine variant of Aviv.
Aviya f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֲבִיָה (see Avia).
'Aviyah m & f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Abijah.
Avksenti m Georgian
Georgian form of Auxentios.
Avner m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abner.
Avonlea f English (Rare)
Created by Lucy Maud Montgomery as the setting for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908). She may have based the name on the Arthurian island of Avalon, though it also resembles the river name Avon and leah "woodland, clearing".
Avra f Greek
Greek form of Aura.
Avraamu m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Abraham.
Avril f French (Rare), English (Rare)
French form of April. A famous bearer is the Canadian musician Avril Lavigne (1984-).
Avrora f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Aurora.
Avrum m Yiddish
Yiddish form of Abraham.
Avtandil m Georgian, Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for his 12th-century epic The Knight in the Panther's Skin. Rustaveli based it on Persian آفتاب (aftab) meaning "sunshine" and دل (del) meaning "heart". In the poem Avtandil is a knight who is sent by Tinatin to search for the mysterious knight of the title.
Avto m Georgian
Short form of Avtandil.
Awa f Western African
Form of Hawa typical of western Africa.
Awee f & m Indigenous American, Navajo
From Navajo awéé' meaning "baby".
Āwhina f Maori
Means "help, support" in Maori.
Awilix f Mayan Mythology
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a place name Awilizapan, or possibly from a Q'eqchi' Maya word meaning "swallow (bird)". This was the name of the K'iche' Maya goddess of the moon, night and death.
Awinita f Indigenous American, Cherokee
Means "fawn" in Cherokee, derived from ᎠᏫ (awi) meaning "deer".
Awiti f Eastern African, Luo
Means "thrown away" in Luo, possibly used for a child born prematurely.
Awotwi m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eighth born child" in Akan.
Awstin m Welsh
Welsh form of Austin.
Axel m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French, English
Medieval Danish form of Absalom.
Axelle f French
Feminine form of Axel.
Axl m English (Modern)
Variant of Axel, used famously by musician Axl Rose (1962-).
Axmed m Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Ahmad.
Aya 1 f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design", or other kanji characters with the same pronunciation.
Aya 2 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آية (see Ayah).
Ayaan 1 m Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अयान (ayana) meaning "not moving" or "natural disposition" or अयन (ayana) meaning "path" or "precession".
Ayaan 2 f Eastern African, Somali
Means "good luck" in Somali.
Ayah f Arabic
Means "sign, evidence" or "verse" in Arabic, as in one of the passages that make up the Quran.
Ayaka f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" combined with (ka) or (ka) both meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Ayako f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
Ayal m Hebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.
Ayala f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.
Ayame f Japanese
From Japanese 菖蒲 (ayame) meaning "iris (flower)". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
Ayan m Bengali
Means "road, path, solar path" in Bengali, from Sanskrit अयन (ayana) meaning "path" or "precession".
Ayanda m & f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "they are increasing" in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele.
Ayane f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour", (aya) meaning "design" or (aya) meaning "brilliant fabric design, kimono design" combined with (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Ayano f Japanese
From Japanese (aya) meaning "colour" or (aya) meaning "design" combined with (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Ayaulym f Kazakh
Means "beloved" in Kazakh.
Ayaz m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz meaning "frost" or "dry and cold air". This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
Aybek m Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz/Kazakh Айбек (see Aibek).
Ayberk m Turkish
Means "high moon" in Turkish.
Ayda f Arabic, Persian, Turkish
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic. In Turkey this is also associated with ay meaning "moon".
Aydan 1 f Turkish
Means "from the moon" in Turkish.
Aydın m Turkish
Means "enlightened" in Turkish.
Ayelen f Indigenous American, Mapuche
From Mapuche ayelen "laughing", ayliñ "clear" or aylen "ember".
Ayelet f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
Ayesha f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see Aisha).
Aygerim f Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Әйгерім (see Aigerim).
Aygol f Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Aygül.
Aygül f Turkish, Uyghur, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic element ay meaning "moon" combined with Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose". In some languages this is also a name for a variety of flowering plant that grows in central Asia (species Fritillaria eduardii).
Aygul f Uyghur
Alternate transcription of Uyghur ئايگۇل (see Aygül).
Aygün f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
Ayishah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see Aisha).
Ayla 1 f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see Ela 3).
Ayla 2 f Turkish
Means "moonlight, halo" in Turkish.
Ayla 3 f Literature, English (Modern)
Created for the novel Clan of the Cave Bear (1980) by author Jean M. Auel. In the novel Ayla is an orphaned Cro-Magnon girl adopted by Neanderthals. Ayla is the Neanderthal pronunciation of her real name, which is not given.... [more]
Aylin f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "of the moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon".
Aylmer m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was a variant of Elmer.
Ayman m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
Aymeric m French
French form of Emmerich.
Ayn f Various
This name was assumed by Ayn Rand (1905-1982), originally named Alice Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She apparently based it on a Finnish name she had heard, but never seen written.
Aýna f Turkmen
Means "mirror" in Turkmen, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
Ayna f Kazakh
Alternate transcription of Kazakh Айна (see Aina 5).
Aýnabat f Turkmen
Derived from Turkmen "moon" and nabat "sugar".
Aynur f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "moon light" in Turkish, Azerbaijani and Uyghur, ultimately from Turkic ay meaning "moon" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
Aynura f Kyrgyz
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Айнура (see Ainura).
Ayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
From Yoruba ayọ̀ meaning "joy", or a short form of other names containing this element.
Ayodele m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come home" in Yoruba.
Ayokunle m Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has filled the home" in Yoruba.
Ayomide f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "my joy has arrived" in Yoruba.
Ayotunde m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "joy has come again" in Yoruba.
Ayoub m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Ayyub, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Ayşe f Turkish
Turkish form of Aisha.
Ayşegül f Turkish
Combination of Ayşe and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
Aysel f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "moon flood" in Turkish and Azerbaijani, from Turkic ay "moon" and sel "flood, stream".
Ayşenur f Turkish
Combination of Ayşe and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light".
Aysima f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and sima meaning "face" (of Persian origin).
Aysu f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and su meaning "water".
Aysun f Turkish
Means "as beautiful as the moon" in Turkish.
Aytaç m & f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and taç meaning "crown" (of Persian origin).
Ayten f Turkish
Derived from Turkish ay meaning "moon" and ten meaning "skin" (of Persian origin).
Ayuba m Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Job.
Ayumi f Japanese
From Japanese (ayumi) meaning "walk, step". It can also be from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (yu) meaning "reason, cause" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Otherwise it can be written with different combinations of kanji, or with the hiragana writing system.
Ayumu m Japanese
From Japanese (ayu) meaning "walk, step" and (mu) meaning "dream, vision". It can also be written with alone, or with other combinations of kanji.
Ayün f Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "love" in Mapuche.
Ayyub m Arabic
Arabic form of Job.
Azad m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi and Turkish.
Azahar f Spanish (Rare)
Means "orange blossom" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "flower". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Azahar, meaning "Our Lady of the Orange Blossom", because of the citrus trees that surround a church devoted to her near Murcia.
Azahara f Spanish
Variant of Azahar. It can also be given in reference to the ruined Moorish city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba, which derives from the related Arabic root زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine".
Azalaïs f Occitan
Occitan form of Adelais.
Azalea f English (Modern)
From the name of the flower (shrubs of the genus Rhododendron), ultimately derived from Greek ἀζαλέος (azaleos) meaning "dry".
Azaliya f Russian
Russian cognate of Azalea.
Azamat m Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, Bashkir
Derived from Arabic عظمة ('azamah) meaning "majesty, glory".
Azar f & m Persian
Means "fire" in Persian.
Azarel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
Azaria m & f Hebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of Azariah (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.
Azariah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
Azarias m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of Azariah used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Azat m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of Azad in several languages.
Azazel m Biblical
Means "scapegoat" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this is the name of the recipient of a sacrificial goat. The identity of Azazel is not clear; it may in fact be the name of the place where the goat is to be sacrificed, or it may be the name of some sort of evil desert demon.
Azaziah m Biblical
Means "Yahweh is strong" in Hebrew. This is the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
Azel m Biblical
Means "reserved" in Hebrew. This is both the name of a minor character and a place name in the Old Testament.
Azélie f French (Rare)
Perhaps a form of Azalaïs. It was borne by Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877), also called Zélie, the mother of Thérèse of Lisieux.
Azeneth f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a Spanish variant of Asenath.
Azhar m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
Aziel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Probably a variant of Uzziel. This is the name of a musician (also called Jaaziel) in the Old Testament.
'Aziz m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see Aziz).
Əziz m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Aziz.
Aziz m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
Aziza f Arabic, Uzbek, Kyrgyz
Feminine form of Aziz.
Azize f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Aziz.
Azra f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
Azrael m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Variant of Azriel. This was the name of an angel in Jewish and Islamic tradition who separated the soul from the body upon death. He is sometimes referred to as the Angel of Death.
Azriel m Biblical
Means "my help is God", derived from Hebrew עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the name of three minor characters in the Old Testament.
Azubah f Biblical
Means "forsaken" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Caleb's wife.
Azubuike m Western African, Igbo
Means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength" in Igbo.
Azucena f Spanish
Means "madonna lily" in Spanish.
Ąžuolas m Lithuanian
Means "oak tree" in Lithuanian.
Azura f English (Rare)
Elaboration of Azure.
Azure f & m English (Rare)
From the English word that means "sky blue". It is ultimately (via Old French, Latin and Arabic) from Persian لاجورد (lajvard) meaning "azure, lapis lazuli".
Azzurra f Italian
Means "azure, sky blue" in Italian.