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.
ALEKSANDR Ալեքսանդր m Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian
Russian and Armenian form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
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.
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.
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
Means "excellence" in Armenian.
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.
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).
ARSEN Արսեն m Armenian
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
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, 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]
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.
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.
GEGHARD Գեղարդ m Armenian
Means "lance, spear" in Armenian.
GEVORG Գեւորգ m Armenian
Armenian form of GEORGE.
GOHAR Գոհար f Armenian
Means "jewel" in Armenian, ultimately of Persian origin.
GRIGOR Գրիգոր m Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian 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.
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.
HENRIK Հենրիկ m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Armenian
Form of 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.
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.
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.
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).
MARAL Մարալ f Azerbaijani, Armenian
Means "deer" in Azerbaijani and Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer, derived from Persian مرال (maral).
MARGARID Մարգարիտ f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մարգարիտ (see MARGARIT).
MARGARIT Մարգարիտ f Armenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARIAM Մարիամ f Biblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic مريم (see MARYAM).
MATEVOS Մաթեւոս m Armenian (Rare)
Armenian form of MATTHEW.
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).
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 feminine in Spanish and 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" in Armenian.
PETROS Պետրոս m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
POGHOS Պողոս m Armenian
Armenian form of PAUL.
ROUBEN Ռուբեն m Biblical Greek, Armenian
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN, as well as an alternate transcription of Armenian Ռուբեն (see RUBEN).
RUBEN Ռուբեն m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
RUDOLF Ռուդոլֆ m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, 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).
SAHAK Սահակ m Armenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SARGIS Սարգիս m Armenian
Armenian form of SERGIUS.
SARKIS Սարգիս m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Սարգիս (see SARGIS).
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).
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).
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.
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 Persian.
VARDUHI Վարդուհի f Armenian
Means "rose lady" in Armenian.
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.
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, Armenian
Russian 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.