Armenian Names

Armenian names are used in the country of Armenia in western Asia, as well as in Armenian diaspora communities throughout the world.
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Aghavni Աղավնի f Armenian
Means "dove" in Armenian.
Aleks Ալեքս m & f Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Polish, Armenian
Short form of Aleksey, Aleksandr or Aleksandra.
Aleksandr Ալեքսանդր m Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of Alexander. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
Alen Ալեն m Croatian, Slovene, Armenian
Croatian, Slovene and Armenian form of Alan.
Almast Ալմաստ f Armenian
Means "diamond" in Armenian, ultimately from Persian.
Anahid Անահիդ f Armenian
Armenian variant of Anahita.
Anahit Անահիտ f Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Armenian form of Anahita.
Angelina Անգելինա f Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Armenian
Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
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.
Anna Աննա 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]
Anoush Անուշ f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Անուշ (see Anush).
Anush Անուշ f Armenian
Means "sweet" 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.
Aram 2 Արամ m Armenian
Meaning uncertain. According to the 5th-century Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi this was the name of an ancient ancestor of the Armenian people. A famous bearer was the composer Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978).
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.
Areg Արեգ m Armenian
Means "sun, bright" in Armenian (a poetic word).
Aren Արեն m Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Arevig Արեւիկ f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Արեւիկ (see Arevik).
Arevik Արեւիկ f Armenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
Ari 3 Արի m Armenian
Means "brave" in Armenian.
Arman 2 Արման m Armenian
Variant of Armen.
Armen Արմեն m Armenian
Derived from the name of the country of Armenia (which is in fact named Հայաստան (Hayastan) in Armenian).
Arpi Արփի f Armenian
Means "sun, ether" in Armenian (a poetic word).
Arsen Արսեն m Armenian
Armenian form of Arsenios.
Artur Արթուր m Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Polish, Czech, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, Estonian, Swedish, Armenian
Form of Arthur in several languages.
Avag Ավագ m Armenian
Means "senior, elder, chief" in Armenian.
Avedis Ավետիս m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Avetis.
Avetis Ավետիս m Armenian
Means "good news" in Armenian.
Azat Ազատ m Tatar, Kazakh, Turkmen, Turkish, Armenian
Form of Azad in several languages.
Baghdasar Բաղդասար m Armenian (Rare)
Armenian form of Balthazar.
Bagrat Բագրատ m Armenian, Georgian (Rare)
Armenian and Georgian form of Bagadata. This name was borne by several Georgian kings, though it is now uncommon there.
Bedros Պետրոս m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Petros.
Berjouhi Պերճուհի f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պերճուհի (see Perchuhi).
Boghos Պողոս m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Poghos.
Daniel Դանիէլ m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Finnish, Estonian, 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]
Davit Դավիթ m Georgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of David.
Eduard Էդուարդ m German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, Romanian, Georgian, Armenian
Form of Edward in various languages.
Edvard Էդվարդ m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Czech, Armenian
Form of Edward in several languages.
Elen Էլեն f Welsh, Armenian, Czech
Welsh and modern Armenian form of Helen, as well as a Czech variant form. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint, traditionally said to be the wife of the Roman emperor Magnus Maximus. According to the Welsh legend The Dream of Macsen Wledig (Macsen Wledig being the Welsh form of Magnus Maximus), she convinced her husband to build the roads in Wales.
Eva Էվա f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Romanian, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of Eve used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
Gadar Կատար f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Կատար (see Katar).
Garegin Գարեգին m Armenian
Old Armenian name of unknown meaning.
Garen Գարեն m Armenian
Short form of Garegin.
Gayane Գայանե f Armenian
Armenian form of Gaiana.
Geghard Գեղարդ m Armenian
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
Gevorg Գեւորգ m Armenian
Armenian form of George.
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.
Gor Գոռ m Armenian
Means "fierce" in Armenian.
Grigor Գրիգոր m Armenian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Armenian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Gregory. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
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.
Hagop Հակոբ, Յակոբ m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Hakob.
Haig Հայկ m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հայկ (see Hayk).
Haik Հայկ m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հայկ (see Hayk).
Hakob Հակոբ, Յակոբ m Armenian
Armenian form of Jacob (or James).
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.
Harut Հարութ m Armenian
Short form of Harutyun.
Harutyun Հարություն m Armenian
Means "resurrection" in Armenian.
Hayk Հայկ m Armenian
Probably from the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", 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, according to the 5th-century Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi.
Henrik Հենրիկ m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Armenian
Form of Heinrich (see Henry) in several languages. A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
Hourig Հուրիկ f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հուրիկ (see Hurik).
Hovhannes Հովհաննես, Յովհաննէս m Armenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see John).
Hovik Հովիկ m Armenian
Diminutive of Hovhannes.
Hovo Հովո m Armenian
Diminutive of Hovhannes.
Hovsep Հովսեփ, Յովսէփ m Armenian
Armenian form of Joseph.
Hurik Հուրիկ f Armenian
Means "small fire" in Armenian.
Jirair Ժիրայր m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ժիրայր (see Zhirayr).
Karekin Գարեգին m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Garegin.
Karen 2 Գարեն m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Garen.
Karine 3 Կարինէ f Armenian
Probably from Կարին (Karin), the Armenian name for the city of Erzurum in eastern Turkey. It was an Armenian city in classical times.
Katar Կատար f Armenian
Means "summit, crest" in Armenian.
Keghart Գեղարդ m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեղարդ (see Geghard).
Kevork Գեւորգ m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Gevorg.
Khachatur Խաչատուր m Armenian
Means "given by the cross" in Armenian.
Khajag Խաժակ m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Խաժակ (see Khazhak).
Khazhak Խաժակ m Armenian
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
Kohar Գոհար f Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Gohar.
Krikor Գրիգոր m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Grigor.
Kristapor Քրիստափոր m Armenian
Armenian form of Christopher.
Lena Լենա f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Georgian, Armenian
Short form of names ending in lena, such as Helena, Magdalena or Yelena.
Leo Լեո m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, English, Croatian, Armenian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of Leon. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
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.
Lilit Լիլիթ f Armenian
Armenian form of Lilith. This is the name of a 1921 poem by the Armenian poet Avetik Isahakyan, based on the myth of Lilith.
Lucine Լուսինե f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Լուսինե (see Lusine).
Lucineh Լուսինե f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Լուսինե (see Lusine).
Lusine Լուսինե f Armenian
From Armenian լուսին (lusin) meaning "moon".
Lusineh Լուսինե f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Լուսինե (see Lusine).
Mane Մանե f Armenian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Armenian մանանա (manana) meaning "manna".
Manvel Մանվել m Armenian
Armenian form of Emmanuel.
Maral Մարալ f Mongolian, Azerbaijani, Armenian
Means "deer" in Mongolian, Azerbaijani and Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer.
Margarid Մարգարիտ f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մարգարիտ (see Margarit).
Margarit Մարգարիտ f Armenian
Armenian form of Margaret, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
Mari 1 Մարի f Estonian, Finnish, Welsh, Breton, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Georgian, Armenian
Estonian, Finnish, Welsh and Breton form of Maria, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of Mária. It is also a Scandinavian, Georgian and Armenian form of the French name Marie.
Maria Մարիա f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Estonian, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Armenian, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρία, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see Mary). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
Mariam Մարիամ f Biblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Malay, Arabic
Form of Maria used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian, Armenian and Malay form. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic مريم (see Maryam).
Marine Մարինէ f French, Armenian, Georgian
French, Armenian and Georgian form of Marina.
Mark Մարկ m English, Russian, Belarusian, Dutch, Danish, Armenian, Biblical
Form of Latin Marcus used in several languages. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
Matevos Մաթեւոս m Armenian (Rare)
Armenian form of Matthew.
Meri 2 Մերի f Georgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of the English name Mary.
Mikayel Միքայել m Armenian
Armenian form of Michael.
Monte Մոնթէ m English, Armenian
Either a diminutive of Montgomery or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain". Its use as an Armenian name is inspired by the Armenian-American revolutionary Monte Melkonian (1957-1993).
Nare Նարե f Armenian
Diminutive of Narine.
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).
Narine Նարինե f Armenian
Probably from Persian نار (nar) meaning "pomegranate", considered a sacred fruit in Armenian culture. Alternately, it could be derived from Arabic نار (nar) meaning "fire".
Nazar Նազար m Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkmen and Armenian form of Nazarius.
Nazaret Նազարեթ f & m Spanish, Armenian
From Nazareth, the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. This name is primarily feminine in Spanish and primarily masculine in Armenian.
Nerses Ներսէս m Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see Narses). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
Ohannes Օհաննես m Armenian
Armenian form of Iohannes (see John).
Perchuhi Պերճուհի f Armenian
Means "elegant lady", from Armenian պերճ (perch) meaning "elegant, splendid" and the feminine suffix ուհի (uhi).
Petros Պետրոս m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of Peter.
Poghos Պողոս m Armenian
Armenian form of Paul.
Rafayel Ռաֆայել m Armenian
Armenian form of Raphael.
Rouben Ռուբեն m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ռուբեն (see Ruben).
Ruben Ռուբեն m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Italian, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Dutch, Scandinavian, French and Armenian form of Reuben. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
Rudolf Ռուդոլֆ m German, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Dutch, 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 (1894).
Ruzan Ռուզան f Armenian
Meaning unknown. It was used by the Armenian author Muratsan for the main character in his historical play Ruzan (1882).
Ruzanna Ռուզաննա f Armenian
Elaboration of Ruzan, perhaps influenced by Rosanna.
Sahak Սահակ m Armenian
Armenian form of Isaac. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
Samvel Սամվել m Armenian
Armenian form of Samuel.
Sargis Սարգիս m Armenian
Armenian form of Sergius.
Sarkis Սարգիս m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Սարգիս (see Sargis).
Sergo Սերգո m Georgian, Armenian
Georgian form of Sergius.
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".
Siran Սիրան f Armenian
Short form of Siranush.
Siranush Սիրանուշ f Armenian
Means "lovely" in Armenian.
Sirvard Սիրվարդ f Armenian
Means "love rose" in Armenian.
Sirvart Սիրվարդ f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Սիրվարդ (see Sirvard).
Sofi Սոֆի f Armenian
Armenian form of Sophie.
Sona 3 Սոնա f Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Spartak Սպարտակ m Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Armenian, Georgian
Form of Spartacus in several languages.
Stepan Ստեփան m Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Stephanos (see Stephen).
Susanna Սուսաննա f Italian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Dutch, English, Armenian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσάννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
Svetlana Սվետլանա f Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Armenian, Georgian
Derived from Russian svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem Svetlana (1813) by the poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
Taguhi Թագուհի f Armenian
Means "queen" in Armenian.
Takouhi Թագուհի f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թագուհի (see Taguhi).
Talin Թալին f Armenian
From the name of an Armenian town (meaning unknown), which is home to a famous 7th-century cathedral.
Taline Թալին f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թալին (see Talin).
Taniel Դանիէլ m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of Daniel.
Taron Տարոն m Armenian
From the name of a region in historic Armenia (now in Turkey).
Tatev Տաթև f Armenian
From the name of the Tatev monastery in southern Armenia.
Tigran Տիգրան m Armenian, Ancient Armenian
Armenian form of Tigranes.
Toros Թորոս m Armenian
Armenian form of Theodore.
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.
Vahan Վահան m Armenian
Means "shield" in Armenian.
Vardan Վարդան m Armenian
Derived from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose", ultimately from an Iranian language.
Varduhi Վարդուհի f Armenian
Means "rose lady", from Armenian վարդ (vard) meaning "rose" and the feminine suffix ուհի (uhi).
Vartan Վարդան m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Վարդան (see Vardan).
Vartouhi Վարդուհի f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Վարդուհի (see Varduhi).
Vazgen Վազգեն m Armenian
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin.
Viktorya Վիկտորյա f Armenian
Armenian form of Victoria.
Vosgi Ոսկի f & m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ոսկի (see Voski).
Voski Ոսկի f & m Armenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
Yeva Եվա f Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Eve.
Zabel Զաբել f Armenian
Armenian form of Isabel. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
Zhirayr Ժիրայր m Armenian
Means "strong, active" in Armenian.