Names with 2 Syllables

This is a list of names in which the number of syllables is 2.
gender
usage
syllables
Aada f Finnish
Finnish form of Ada 1.
Aadolf m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Adolf.
Aafje f Dutch
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element alf "elf".
Aali m Arabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
'Aamir m Arabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
Aamir 1 m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عامر (see 'Aamir), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Aamir 2 m Arabic
Variant of Amir 1.
Aamu f Finnish
Means "morning" in Finnish.
Aapo m Finnish
Finnish form of Abraham.
Aaren m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of Aaron.
Aarne m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Arne 1.
Aaro m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Aaron.
Aäron m Dutch
Dutch form of Aaron.
Aaron m English, French, German, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon), which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.... [more]
Aatos m Finnish
Means "thought" in Finnish.
Aatto m Finnish
Finnish form of Adolf. It also means "eve, evening before" in Finnish, as the day before an important holiday.
Aatu m Finnish
Finnish form of Adolf.
Aava f Finnish
Means "wide, open" in Finnish.
'Abbas m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian عبّاس (see Abbas).
Abbas m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
Abbey f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abbi f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abbie f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abby f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abdul m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Uzbek, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
Ábel m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Abel.
Abel m English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
'Abla f Arabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
Abner m English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נֵר (ner) meaning "lamp, light". In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.
Abram 1 m English, Biblical
Means "high father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament God changed Abram's name to Abraham (see Genesis 17:5).
Abrar f & m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. It is typically feminine in the Arab world, and typically masculine in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
Abril f Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of April.
Abu m Arabic
Means "father of" in Arabic. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname. The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son). In some cases the kunya is figurative, not referring to an actual child, as in the case of the Muslim caliph Abu Bakr.
Achan m Biblical
Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
Achille m French, Italian
French and Italian form of Achilles.
Achim 1 m German
German short form of Joachim.
Acke m Swedish
Swedish short form of Axel.
Ada 1 f English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names such as Adelaide or Adelina that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
Ada 2 f Turkish
Means "island" in Turkish.
Adah f Biblical
Means "adornment" in Hebrew. This was the name of the wives of both Lamech and Esau in the Old Testament.
Adair m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Edgar.
Ádám m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adam.
Adam m English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
Adán m Spanish
Spanish form of Adam.
Addie f English
Diminutive of Adelaide, Adeline, Addison and other names containing the same sound.
Addy 1 f English
Diminutive of Adelaide, Adeline, Addison and other names containing the same sound.
Adél f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adela.
Adel m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Adil, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Adèle f French
French form of Adela.
Adele f German, English, Italian
Form of Adela used in several languages. A famous bearer was the dancer and actress Adele Astaire (1896-1981). It was also borne by the British singer Adele Adkins (1988-), known simply as Adele. Shortly after she released her debut album in 2008 the name reentered the American top 1000 chart after 40-year absence.
Adelle f English
Variant of Adele.
Adi 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.
Adil m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" in Arabic, from the root عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
Adlai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of Adalia. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
Adnan m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
Adolf m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
Adolph m English
English form of Adolf, rarely used since World War II.
Adolphe m French
French form of Adolf, rarely used since World War II.
Adrián m Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak
Spanish, Hungarian and Slovak form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian).
Adrian m English, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian) used in several languages. Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
Adva f Hebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
Aesop m Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek Αἴσωπος (Aisopos), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a Greek fabulist of the 6th century BC, famous for such tales as The Tortoise and the Hare. Though his existence is uncertain, he was later said to have been a slave on the island of Samos.
Afaf f Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
Afif m Arabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
Afra 2 f Arabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
Afzal m Arabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
Aggie f English
Diminutive of Agnes or Agatha.
Ági f Hungarian
Diminutive of Ágota or Ágnes.
Ágnes f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Agnes.
Agnès f French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of Agnes.
Agnes f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Estonian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἁγνή (Hagne), derived from Greek ἁγνός (hagnos) meaning "chaste". Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with Latin agnus "lamb", resulting in the saint's frequent depiction with a lamb by her side. Due to her renown, the name became common in Christian Europe.... [more]
Agus m Indonesian
Variant of Bagus.
Ahab m Biblical, Biblical Latin
Means "uncle", from Hebrew אָח ('ach) meaning "brother" and אָב ('av) meaning "father". This was the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, as told in the Old Testament. He was admonished by Elijah for his sinful behaviour. Herman Melville later used this name in his novel Moby-Dick (1851), where it belongs to a sea captain obsessively hunting for a white whale.
Ahmad m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of Hamid 1).
Ahmed m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant of Ahmad. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
Ahmet m Turkish
Turkish form of Ahmad.
Ahmose m Ancient Egyptian (Anglicized)
From Egyptian jꜥḥ-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god Iah combined with msj "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
Ahti m Finnish, Estonian, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of the ocean, rivers and fishing.
Ai 1 f Japanese
From Japanese (ai) meaning "love, affection", (ai) meaning "indigo", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
Aias m Greek Mythology
Greek form of Ajax.
Aïcha f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Aisha used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
Aidan m Irish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of Aodhán. In the latter part of the 20th century it became popular in America due to its sound, since it shares a sound with such names as Braden and Hayden. It peaked ranked 39th for boys in 2003.
Aideen f Irish
Anglicized form of Éadaoin.
Aignéis f Irish
Irish form of Agnes.
Aila f Finnish
Finnish form of Áile.
Ailbhe f & m Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Ailbe, possibly derived from the old Celtic root *albiyo- "world, light, white" or Old Irish ail "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.
Aili f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Áile.
Ailill m Old Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "elf" in Irish. This name was borne by several early Irish kings. It also occurs frequently in Irish legend, borne for example by the husband of Queen Medb.
Ailís f Irish
Irish form of Alice.
Ailis f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Alice.
Ailish f Irish
Anglicized form of Ailís.
Aiman 2 m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيمن (see Ayman).
Aimé m French
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see Amy).
Aimée f French
French form of Amy.
Aimee f English
Variant of Amy, influenced by French Aimée.
Aimo m Finnish
Means "generous amount" in Finnish.
Aina 1 f Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Aino. It also means "always" in Finnish.
Aina 2 f Catalan
Balearic form of Anna.
Aina 5 f Kazakh
Means "mirror" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آینه (ayneh).
Aindriú m Irish
Irish form of Andrew.
Áine f Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Means "radiance, brilliance" in Irish. This was the name of a goddess of love and fertility in Irish legend, thought to dwell at the hill of Cnoc Áine in Limerick. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Anne.
Aino f Finnish, Estonian, Finnish Mythology
Means "the only one" in Finnish. In the Finnish epic the Kalevala this is the name of a girl who drowns herself when she finds out she must marry the old man Väinämöinen.
Ainsley f & m Scottish, English (Modern)
From an English surname that was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".... [more]
Aintza f Basque
Means "glory" in Basque.
Ainur f Kazakh
Kazakh form of Aynur.
Aira f Finnish
Variant of Airi 2.
Airi 2 f Finnish
From Finnish airut meaning "messenger, herald", also influenced by place names beginning with the same sound.
Aisling f Irish
Means "dream" or "vision" in Irish. This name was created in the 20th century.
Aisyah f Indonesian
Indonesian form of Aisha.
Aitor m Basque, Spanish
Possibly means "good fathers" from Basque aita "father" and on "good". This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Basques.
Ajax m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αἴας (Aias), perhaps deriving from Greek αἰαστής (aiastes) meaning "mourner" or αἶα (aia) meaning "earth, land". In Greek mythology this was the name of two of the heroes who fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, the son of Telamon and the son of Oileus. When the armour of the slain hero Achilles was not given to Ajax Telamonian, he became mad with jealousy and killed himself.
Akash m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
Akbar m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
Åke m Swedish
Swedish form of Áki.
Áki m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
Aki 1 m Finnish
Short form of Joakim.
Aki 2 f Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "clear, crystal", (aki) meaning "bright" or (aki) meaning "autumn". It can also come from (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with (ki) meaning "hope". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can form this name too.
Akim m Russian
Russian form of Joachim.
Ákos m Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "white falcon". This was the name of a medieval Hungarian clan.
Akram m Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
Aku 1 m Finnish
Short form of Aukusti.
Ala 1 m Arabic
Means "excellence, elevation" in Arabic.
Alain m French
French form of Alan.
Alan m English, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. Alternatively, it may derive from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian people who migrated into Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries.... [more]
Alaois m Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Aloysius.
Alba 1 f Italian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, Alba 2 and Alba 3, with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
Albaer m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Albert. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Albert.
Alban m German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus, which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
Albert m English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert meaning "noble and bright", composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
Alberte 2 f French, Danish
French and Danish feminine form of Albert.
Albie m English
Diminutive of Albert.
Albin m Swedish, French, English, Slovene, Polish
Form of Albinus in several languages.
Albine f French
French form of Albina.
Albrecht m German
German cognate of Albert.
Alcide m Italian, French
Italian and French form of Alcides.
Alda 2 f Limburgish
Limburgish short form of Aldegonda.
Alda 3 f Icelandic
Means "wave" in Icelandic.
Alden m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given name Ealdwine.
Aldo m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
Aldous m English (Rare)
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.
Aldric m French (Rare), Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, mighty". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
Ale 1 m & f Finnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of Aleksanteri or Aleksi, an Italian short form of Alessandro, and a Spanish short form of Alejandro or Alejandra.
Alec m English
Short form of Alexander.
Aled m Welsh
From the name of a Welsh river, of uncertain meaning.
Aleid f Dutch
Dutch short form of Adelaide.
Aleix m Catalan
Catalan form of Alexis.
Alen m Croatian, Slovene, Armenian
Croatian, Slovene and Armenian form of Alan.
Aleš m Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Diminutive of Alexej or Aleksander.
Àlex m Catalan
Catalan short form of Alexander.
Alex m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of Alexander, Alexandra and other names beginning with Alex.
Alfie m English
Diminutive of Alfred.
Alfons m German, Dutch, Catalan, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Catalan form of Alfonso.
Alfréd m Hungarian, Slovak, Czech
Hungarian, Slovak and Czech form of Alfred.
Alfred m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Means "elf counsel", derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His fame helped to ensure the usage of this name even after the Norman Conquest, when most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. It became rare by the end of the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 18th century.... [more]
Algar m English (Rare)
Means "elf spear" from Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest, being absorbed by similar-sounding names and Norman and Scandinavian cognates. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
Alger m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name Algar.
'Ali m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّ (see Ali 1).
Ali 1 m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
Ali 2 f English
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound.
Alia 1 f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic علياء (see Alya 1).
Alice f English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Czech, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see Adelaide). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was among the most common names in England until the 16th century, when it began to decline. It was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
Alim m Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Circassian, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
Aline f French, Portuguese (Brazilian), English
Medieval short form of Adeline. As an English name, in modern times it has sometimes been regarded as a variant of Eileen. This was the name of a popular 1965 song by the French singer Christophe.
Alix f & m French
Medieval French variant of Alice, also sometimes used as a masculine name. This is the name of the hero (a young Gaulish man) of a French comic book series, which debuted in 1948.
Alíz f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Alice.
Aliz f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Alice.
Alla f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown, possibly of German origin.
Allah m Theology
Derived from Arabic الإله (al-ilah) meaning "the deity". It is primarily used to refer to the Islamic God, though it was originally used by pre-Islamic Arabs, and is sometimes used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews.
Allan m English, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, Estonian
Variant of Alan. The American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) got his middle name from the surname of the parents who adopted him.
Allen m English
Variant of Alan, or from a surname that was derived from this same name. A famous bearer of this name was Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), an American beat poet. Another is the American film director and actor Woody Allen (1935-), who took the stage name Allen from his real first name.
Alli f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of names beginning with Al. This is also the Finnish word for a type of duck.
Allie f English
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound. After a 34-year absence from the American top 1000 chart this name began growing in popularity after the premiere of the sitcom Kate and Allie in 1984.
Allon m Biblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Ally 1 f English
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound. This name jumped in popularity in 1997 after the premiere of the American television series Ally McBeal.
Ally 2 m Scottish
Diminutive of Alistair.
Allyn m & f English
Variant or feminine form of Alan.
Alma 1 f English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Albanian, Slovene, Croatian
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with the Spanish word meaning "the soul".
Almas f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
Almast f Armenian
Means "diamond" in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
Álmos m Hungarian
Possibly from Hungarian álom "dream", though perhaps of Turkic origin meaning "bought". This was the name of the semi-legendary father of Árpád, the founder of the Hungarian state. Álmos's mother Emese supposedly had a dream in which a turul bird impregnated her and foretold that her son would be the father of a great nation.
Alois m German, Czech
German and Czech form of Aloysius.
Alon 1 m Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
Alon 2 m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "wave" in Tagalog.
Alpha f & m English
From the name of the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Α.
Alphonse m French
French form of Alfonso.
Altair m Astronomy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "the flyer" in Arabic. This is the name of a star in the constellation Aquila.
Alton m English
From an Old English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town at the source of the river".
Altti m Finnish
Finnish form of Albert.
Alun m Welsh
Welsh form of Alan. It is also the name of two rivers in Wales.
Alva 1 f Swedish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Alf 1.
Alva 2 m English
Variant of Alvah. A famous bearer of this name was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
Alvah m Biblical
Means "his highness" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of Esau.
Alve m Swedish
Variant of Alf 1.
Alvin m English, Swedish
From a medieval form of any of the Old English names Ælfwine, Æðelwine or Ealdwine. It was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the Old English names. As a Scandinavian name it is derived from Alfvin, an Old Norse cognate of Ælfwine.
Alwin m German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From either of the two Germanic names Alfwin or Adalwin.
Alya 1 f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "sky, heaven, loftiness" in Arabic.
Alya 2 f Russian
Diminutive of Aleksandra, Albina and other names beginning with Ал.
Alyce f English
Variant of Alice.
Alys f English
Variant of Alice.
Alyx f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Alex.
Amaal f Arabic
Means "hopes, aspirations" in Arabic.
Amal 1 f & m Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
Amand m French
French form of Amandus.
Ámbar f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish cognate of Amber.
Amber f English, Dutch
From the English word amber that denotes either the gemstone, which is formed from fossil resin, or the orange-yellow colour. The word ultimately derives from Arabic عنبر ('anbar). It began to be used as a given name in the late 19th century, but it only became popular after the release of Kathleen Winsor's novel Forever Amber (1944).
Ambroise m French
French form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrose m English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Ἀμβρόσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal". Saint Ambrose was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Milan, who is considered a Doctor of the Church. Due to the saint, the name came into general use in Christian Europe, though it was never particularly common in England.
Ambrož m Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ambrus m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
Ami 1 m Biblical
Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
Ami 2 f English
Variant of Amy.
Ami 3 f Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "second, Asia" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Amie f English
Variant of Amy.
Amin m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أمين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
Amir 1 m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
Amir 2 m Hebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
Amit 2 m & f Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
Amjad m Arabic
Means "more glorious" in Arabic.
'Ammar m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمّار (see Ammar).
Ammar m Arabic
Means "long-lived", from Arabic عَمَرَ ('amara) meaning "to live long".
Amna f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
Amon m Egyptian Mythology (Anglicized)
From Ἄμμων (Ammon), the Greek form of Egyptian jmn (reconstructed as Yamanu) meaning "the hidden one". In early Egyptian mythology he was a god of the air, creativity and fertility, who was particularly revered in Thebes. Later, during the Middle Kingdom, his attributes were combined with those of the god Ra and he was worshipped as the supreme solar deity Amon-Ra.
Amor m & f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Means "love" in Latin. This was another name for the Roman god Cupid. It also means "love" in Spanish and Portuguese, and as a feminine name it can be derived directly from this vocabulary word.
Amos m English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.
Amour m & f French (Rare)
French form of Amor.
Amporn f Thai
Derived from Thai อํา (am) meaning "to hide" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
Amram m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
Amy f English
English form of the Old French name Amée meaning "beloved" (modern French aimée), a vernacular form of the Latin Amata. As an English name, it was in use in the Middle Ages (though not common) and was revived in the 19th century.
Anan 2 m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
Anar 2 f Kazakh
Variant of Anara.
Anas m Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions.
Anass m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنس (see Anas).
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.
Anĉjo m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of Anthony.
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).
Andi f English
Diminutive of Andrea 2.
Andie m & f English
Diminutive of Andrew or Andrea 2.
András m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Andreas (see Andrew).
André m French, Portuguese, German, Dutch
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see Andrew).
Andrée f French
French 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).
Andrej m Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of Andrew in several languages.
Andrés m Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of Andrew.
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.
Andries m Dutch
Dutch form of Andrew.
Andris m Latvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of Andrew.
Andriy m Ukrainian
Ukrainian 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.
Ane 3 f Basque
Basque form of Anna.
Anett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Annette.
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.
Angèle f French
French feminine form of Angelus (see Angel).
Angeline f French
French diminutive of Angela.
Angie f English
Diminutive of Angela.
Angus m Scottish, Irish, English
Anglicized form of Aonghus.
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).
Anis m Arabic
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
Anise f English (Rare)
From the English word for the herb, also called aniseed.
Anja f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, German, Dutch
Form of Anya in several languages.
Anke f Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch diminutive of Anna and other names beginning with An.
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]
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".
Anne-Laure f French
Combination of Anne 1 and Laure.
Annett f German
German variant of Annette.
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.
Annice f English
Variant of Annis.
Annie f English, French, Dutch
Diminutive of Anne 1.
Annis f English
Medieval English form of Agnes.
Anny f French
Diminutive of Anne 1.
Anong f Thai
Means "beautiful woman" in Thai.
Anouk f Dutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of Anna.