ALMAST Ալմաստ f Armenian
in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
ANI (2) Անի 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.
ANUSH Անուշ f Armenian
in Armenian. This was the name of an 1890 novel by the Armenia writer Hovhannes Tumanyan. It was adapted into an opera in 1912 by Armen Tigranian.
ARA Արա m Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him. During the war Ara was slain.
ARARAT Արարատ m Armenian
From the name of a mountain in eastern Turkey (formerly part of Armenia), the place where Noah
's Ark came to rest according to the Old Testament.
ARAX Արաքս f Armenian
From the name of an Armenian river, also called the Aras.
ARTUR Արթուր m Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, Estonian, Swedish, Armenian
Form of ARTHUR
in several languages.
AVAG Ավագ m Armenian
Means "senior, elder, chief"
DANIEL Դանիէլ m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel)
meaning "God is my judge"
, from the roots דִּין (din)
meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el)
meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
EDUARD Էդուարդ m German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, Romanian, Georgian, Armenian
Form of EDWARD
in various languages.
GOHAR Գոհար f & m Persian, Armenian, Urdu
From Persian گوهر (gohar)
meaning "jewel, gemstone"
. This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan.
GURGEN Գուրգեն m Armenian, Georgian
Derived from Middle Persian gurg
"wolf" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several Georgian kings and princes.
HAMLET Համլետ m Literature, Armenian
Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth
. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play Hamlet
(1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.
HAYK Հայկ m Armenian
Probably from the Armenian word հայ (hay)
, although some hold that the ethnic name is in fact derived from the given name. This was the name of the legendary forefather of the Armenian people, supposedly a great-great-grandson of Noah
LEVON Լեւոն m Armenian
Armenian form of LEON
. This was the name of several kings of Cilician Armenia, including the first king Levon I the Magnificent.
MARAL Մարալ f Azerbaijani, Armenian
in Azerbaijani and Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer, derived from Persian مرال (maral)
NAREK Նարեկ m Armenian
From the name of a 10th-century Armenian saint, Grigor of Narek, who came from the town of Narek (formerly in Armenia, now in eastern Turkey).
NAZARET Նազարեթ f & m Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus
lived. This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Armenian.
NERSES Ներսէս m Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh
). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
PERCHUHI Պերճուհի f Armenian
Means "elegant lady"
, from Armenian պերճ (perch)
meaning "elegant, splendid" and the feminine suffix ուհի (uhi)
RUDOLF Ռուդոլֆ m German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf
, which was derived from the elements hrod
"fame" and wulf
"wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel The Prisoner of Zenda
SAHAK Սահակ m Armenian
Armenian form of ISAAC
. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SEVAN Սեւան f & m Armenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia
simply meaning "lake".
TALIN Թալին f Armenian
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown), which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
TARON Տարոն m Armenian
From the name of a region in historic Armenia (now in Turkey).
VAHAGN Վահագն m Armenian Mythology, Armenian
From Avestan Verethragna
meaning "breaking of defense, victory"
. In Armenian mythology this was the name of the heroic god of war.
VARDAN Վարդան m Armenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard)
, ultimately from an Iranian language.
VARDUHI Վարդուհի f Armenian
Means "rose lady"
, from Armenian վարդ (vard)
and the feminine suffix ուհի (uhi)
ZABEL Զաբել f Armenian
Armenian form of ISABEL
. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.