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This is a list of submitted names in which an editor of the name is SeaHorse15.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aabla f Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of 'Abla.
Aaju m & f Greenlandic
From a childish pronunciation of the Greenlandic word angaju "older sibling of the same sex" (see Angaju).
Aajunnguaq m & f Greenlandic
Means "dear older sibling" in Greenlandic, from a combination of Aaju and the diminutive suffix nnguaq "sweet, dear, little".
Aalish f Manx
Manx form of Alice.
Aamannguaq f & m Greenlandic
Derived from Greenlandic aama "glow, glowing coal" (cf. Aamaq) combined with the diminutive suffix nnguaq meaning "sweet, dear, little".
Aamaq f Greenlandic
Means "ember, glowing coal" in Greenlandic.
Aappalittuatsiaq m & f Greenlandic
Means "the beautifully red one" in Greenlandic, originally a byname.
Aarona f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Aaron.
Aatxe m Basque Mythology, Popular Culture
Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari 3 embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
Abadir m Near Eastern Mythology, Coptic (Bohairic), Coptic (Sahidic), Arabic (Archaic), Ethiopian, Somali (Archaic)
Means "mighty father". This was a Phoenician name for the highest deity. It was borne by a legendary Coptic saint who was martyred with his sister Irais (or Iraja, Herais, Rhais).
Abaeus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀβαῖος (Abaios) meaning "of Abai", an epithet of the Greek god Apollo, given because the ancient town of Ἄβαι (Abai) (see Abae) in Phocis was the site of an oracle of the god and of a temple dedicated to him.
Abalam m Popular Culture, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Meaning unknown. In demonology, Abalam is a king of Jinnestan and one of the assistants of Paimon. This demon was featured in the 2010 film 'The Last Exorcism'.
Abarbarea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀβαρβαρέη (Abarbareê), perhaps derived from Greek α (a), a negative prefix, and βαρβαρος (barbaros) "foreign" (compare Barbara)... [more]
Abatur m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend, Near Eastern Mythology, Arabic (Archaic)
Means literally, "father of the Uthre" in Mandaean, which translates roughly to "father of the angels," derived from aba "father" combined with uthra ('utria) "angel". In the Mandaean Gnostic cosmology, Abatur is "the third of four emanations from the supreme, unknowable deity", and the father of Ptahil, the Mandaean demiurge.
Abba f Afro-American (Slavery-era)
Short form of Abena. This was used by early slaves in the American south.
Abba f Medieval French
Feminine form of Abbo.
Abbad m Arabic
Abbad is an Arabic name that is named after a companion of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Abbramu m Sicilian
Sicilian form of Abraham.
Abdeel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of Abdiel. In the Bible, this is the father of Shelemiah.
Abdel m Spanish, Arabic
Spanish form of Abdeel.
Abderus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Abderos. In Greek mythology he was a divine hero, most known for helping Herakles capture the four savage mares of Diomedes, only to be devoured by them.
Abdiesus m History (Ecclesiastical)
Means "servant of Jesus" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with Iesus. This was the name of multiple Persian saints.
Abdon m Biblical Hebrew, Hungarian, Catalan (Rare), French
Means "servant" in Hebrew. This is the name of four characters in the Old Testament including one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
Abellio m Celtic Mythology, Greek Mythology
Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as Apollo, who in Crete and elsewhere was called Abelios (Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
Abenchara f Spanish (Canarian, Rare)
Of Guanche origin, possibly from *abănăšar(a) meaning "great tear" or "great separation". This was the name of the wife of Tenesor, the last guanarteme or king of Gáldar on the island of Gran Canaria, during the European conquest of the Canary Islands in the late 15th century... [more]
Aberah f Hebrew
Variant transcription of Abira.
Aberkios m Ancient Greek (?), History
Meaning unknown. It was borne by a 2nd-century saint of Phrygia in Asia Minor, a bishop and wonderworker of Hieropolis who is the subject (and probable author) of an early Christian inscription.
Aberthol m Arthurian Romance (Modern), Popular Culture
Means "sacrificial" in Welsh, from aberth "sacrifice". This was the name of an evil druid in the movie 'Arthur and Merlin' (2015).
Aberycusgentylis m Obscure
Aberycusgentylis Balthropp, baptized 25 January 1648 in Iver, Buckinghamshire, England, was named in honour of the Italian-born Oxford professor and jurist Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) via the Latinized form of his name: Albericus Gentilis.
Abhorson m Theatre
From the English word abhor "to regard with horror or detestation". It is the name of the executioner in William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' (written in 1603 or 1604; first published in 1623).
Abiezer m Biblical
Means "my father is help" in Hebrew. It belonged to three men in the Old Testament–the second son of Hammoleketh, a warrior in King David's army, and the prince of the tribe of Dan.
Abigaille f Italian (Rare), Theatre
Italian form of Abigail, used for a character in Verdi's opera 'Nabucco' (1842).
Abigor m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
In Christian demonology, this was an upper demon ("great duke") of hell. Allegedly Abigor (also known as Eligor and Eligos) was the demon of war, in command of 60 legions, portrayed riding a winged or skeletal steed... [more]
Abihail m & f Biblical Hebrew
Means "my father is might" or "my father is strength" in Hebrew, from אָבִי‎ ('avi) "my father" and חיל (khayil), which is related to the word חייל (khayal) "soldier"... [more]
Abinadab m Biblical
Possibly means "my father is noble" or "my father is willing" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament people, including one of Saul's sons, one of Jesse's sons, one of Solomon's officers, and a Levite who housed the ark of the covenant for 20 years.
Abir m Hebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew (compare Adir), derived from the root of אבר (ʿabar) "to strive upward, mount, soar, fly" (allegedly the name also means "aroma"; cf... [more]
Abira f Hebrew
Feminine form of Abir.
Abney f & m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Abney.
Abnoba f Celtic Mythology
The name of an obscure Gaulish goddess, thought to be connected to Celtic abona "river" (source of Avon). The second element may be derived from either Proto-Indo-European nogʷo-, meaning "naked, nude" or "tree", or the verbal root *nebh- "burst out, be damp".
Abora m Guanche Mythology
From a Guanche name for the star Canopus, which was derived from Guanche *ăbōra "seed (of a plant)", literally "coarse-grained sorghum" (sorghum being a tall cereal grass). This was the name of the supreme god of the heavens in the mythology of the Guanche (Berber) people native to La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.
Abra f Ewe
Means "Tuesday-born girl" in Ewe.
Abra f History, Literature
Possibly a feminine form of Abraham. It coincides with a Latin word meaning "maid". A known bearer was Saint Abra of Poitiers, a Gallo-Roman nun of the 4th century.
Abramka f Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish feminine form of Abraham.
Abraxas m Egyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture
From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
Abraxis m Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Variant of Abraxas. An angel mentioned in the Gnostic tradition that appears later on Jewish amulets and in Medieval Jewish angelologies.
Abricotine f Folklore
Means "apricot-plum" in French. This is the name of a character in Madame d'Aulnoy's fairy tale "The Imp Prince" (1697). Abricotine is a fairy who is the beloved of the protagonist, Léandre.
Abuk f African Mythology, Dinka
In Dinka mythology (south Sudan), the first woman. She is the patron goddess of women and gardens. Her emblem is a little snake. She is the mother of Deng (Danka).
Abundancia f Roman Mythology (Hispanicized)
Spanish form of Abundantia. This is also the Spanish word for "abundance".
Abundantia f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Abundantius. She was the Roman personification of abundance, prosperity and good fortune, portrayed as distributing grain and money from a cornucopia... [more]
Acacallis f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
This was a word for the narcissus flower used in Crete. It is said to mean "unwalled" in Greek, possibly from the Greek negative prefix α (a) with an element related to ἀκή (ake) "point, edge"... [more]
Academus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάδημος (Akademos), which apparently meant "of a silent district". This was the name of a legendary Athenian hero of the Trojan War tales, whose estate (six stadia from Athens) was the enclosure where Plato taught his school... [more]
Acadia f American (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
From the name of a colony in New France in North America, derived from Arcadia and coinciding with Mi'kmaq suffix -akadie, meaning "place of abundance"... [more]
Acan m Mayan Mythology
Means "groan". This is the name of the Mayan God of wine and celebration.
Acanthis f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Literature
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκανθίς (Akanthis), which was the name of a type of finch, known as thistle finch in English, literally meaning "prickly" from Greek ἄκανθα (akantha) "thorn, prickle, thistle" (compare Acantha, Acanthus)... [more]
Acanthus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκανθος (Akanthos), which is derived from Greek ακανθος (akanthos), the name of a plant with large spiny leaves. The plant ultimately derives its name from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point" and Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower, blossom"... [more]
Accalia f Roman Mythology (?), English (Rare)
According to questionable sources, such as baby name books and websites, this was another name for Acca, the human foster-mother of Romulus and Remus in Roman legend, also known as Acca Larentia (see Acca)... [more]
Accius m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen perhaps meaning "a call, summons" or "of Acca". A notable bearer was the tragic poet Lucius Accius.
Accolon m Arthurian Romance
Of uncertain origin. Sir Accolon is a character in Arthurian legends, possibly first appearing in the Post-Vulgate 'Suite du Merlin' (c.1230-40). He is a knight from Gaul and the paramour of Morgan le Fay, who uses him as an unwitting participant in a plot against her half-brother Arthur; sensing the deception, Arthur defeats Accalon in battle... [more]
Acelin m Medieval French
Double diminutive of Asce.
Acepsimas m History (Latinized)
Latinized form of Akepsimas. Saint Acepsimas was a 4th-century bishop of Hnaita in western Persia who was martyred in 376.
Aceso f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀκεσώ (Akeso), derived from ἄκεσις (akesis) meaning "healing, curing". She was the Greek goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness); unlike her sister Panakeia (Panacea), Aceso personified the process of a curing rather than the cure itself.
Acestes m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Akestes. In Greek mythology, this was the name of a hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill, Acestes shot his arrow with such force that it caught fire... [more]
Achaia f Greek Mythology, English (Rare)
Of uncertain etymology, possibly derived from Greek ἄχος (achos) meaning "grief, pain, distress" (also see Achaios, Achilles)... [more]
Achan f Dinka
Means "female child in the first pair of twins" in Dinka.
Acheflow f Arthurian Romance
Variant of Acheflour, which is probably a corruption of Blancheflour (see Blanchefleur) meaning "white flower" in Old French. In the Middle English romance 'Sir Perceval of Galles', Acheflour was the sister of King Arthur and mother of Perceval.
Achelois f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Acheloios. In Greek myth this was the name of a minor moon goddess as well as a general name for water nymphs and an epithet of the Sirens (as the daughters of Achelous).
Achilli m Sicilian
Sicilian form of Achille.
Achlys f Greek Mythology
Means "death-mist, mist-over-eyes" in Greek. In Greek mythology Achlys was the personification of misery and sadness as well as daemon of the "death-mist", i.e., the clouding over of the eyes preceding death... [more]
Achsa f Biblical Latin
Variant of Achsah used in some versions of the Old Testament, including the Vulgate and the Douay-Rheims Bible. It was borne by American spiritualist Achsa W. Sprague (1827-1862), a popular trance medium lecturer in the 1850s.
Acoetes m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκοίτης (Akoites) meaning "bedfellow, husband". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including the helmsman of a ship that landed on the island of Naxos, where some of the sailors found a beautiful sleeping boy and brought him on board with them... [more]
Acoran m Guanche Mythology
From Guanche aqqoran, derived from *āhɣuran "God", literally "the Celestial", from *ahɣur "firmament, vault of heaven, sky". This was the name of the supreme god in the mythology of the Guanches indigenous to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands.
Acraea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκραία (Akraia), an epithet of numerous goddesses whose temples were situated on hills or mountains, including Athena and Hera, which meant "of the heights" or "dwelling on the heights"... [more]
Acratopotes m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρατοπότης (Akratopotês) meaning "drinker of unmixed wine", derived from ἄκρατος (akratos) "unmixed, undiluted, pure", a word used of liquids and effectively meaning "wine without water", and πότης (potês) "drinker"... [more]
Acrisius m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρίσιος (Akrisios), which is possibly derived from Greek ἀκρίς (akris) meaning "locust". In Greek mythology, Acrisius was a king of Argos who enclosed his daughter Danaë in an impenetrable bronze tower (or a deep underground cave)... [more]
Actaea f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aktaie and Aktaia, both of which derive from Greek ἁκτή (akte) "headland, sea-coast, shore" (compare the masculine equivalent Aktaios and its latinized form Actaeus)... [more]
Acton m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Acton.
Aculia f Gaulish
Derived from Gaulish *acu- "quick, fast".
Adalbod m Germanic
Old High German name derived from the elements adal "noble" and boto "bid, offer".
Adaleta f Medieval Italian, Medieval Catalan
Adaleta di Siena was the wife of Farinata degli Uberti (leader of the Ghibelline faction in Florence). ... [more]
Adalgar m Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German adal "noble". The second element is derived from Gothic gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear", or from garva (garo in Old High German, and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared."
Adalinde f Medieval French
Medieval French form of Adalindis.
Adalira f Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Possibly a (rhotacized) variant of Adalida, a cognate of Adelaide.
Adalolphe m History (Gallicized)
French form of Adalwolf via the Latinized form Adalolphus.
Adamandia f Greek (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αδαμαντία (see Adamantia).
Adamanteia f Greek Mythology (?)
Apparently derived from Greek ἀδάμαντος (adamantos) meaning "unbreakable, inflexible". The 1st-century BC Roman writer Hyginus called the nymph Amaltheia by this name in his Fabulae (139).
Adamanthea f Greek Mythology (Modern, ?)
Possibly a corruption of Adamanteia, a name used by Hyginus in reference to Amalthea.
Adamantia f Greek
Feminine form of Adamantios. This was allegedly the name of a saint, also known as Adamantini or Diamanto.
Adamantini f Greek
Feminine derivative of Adamantios. This was the name of a Thracian saint, also known as Adamantia, who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
Adamantios m Ancient Greek, Greek
Derived from Greek ἀδάμας (adamas) meaning "unconquerable, unbreakable" (genitive ἀδάμαντος (adamantos)).
Adamantius m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adamantios. This was borne by the 3rd-century Christian theologian Origenes Adamantius, who acquired the nickname because of his "character of steel", evidenced by severe ascetic practices (allegedly including self-castration based on a literal reading of Matthew 19:12 - "There are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven").
Adamaris f Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), English
Either a combination of Ada 1 and Maris 2, or a combination of the prefix a with Damaris, or from Latin adamō meaning "I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet".
Adamastos m Greek Mythology
Means "untamed" in Greek. This was an epithet of Hades. In Greek legend Adamastus of Ithaca was the father of Achaemenides, Odysseus' companion.
Adar f & m Hebrew
Variant of Adara ("noble, exalted, praised"). Adar features in the Jewish calendar as the name of the twelfth month of the biblical year and the sixth month of the civil year, when Purim is celebrated ('thus girls born during this period often bear the name Adara').
Adastra f English (Rare)
From the Latin phrase ad astra "to the stars". It may have been inspired by the similar name Adrasta (see Adrasteia).
Adataneses f Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Means "gift" in ancient Hebrew. This was the name of the wife of Japheth in the Book of Jubilees.
Adaya f Hebrew
Variant transcription of Adaiah.
Adbugissa f Gaulish
Derived from Proto-Celtic ad- "very" and Gaulish *bugio- meaning "blue".
Addalynn f English (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular suffix lynn.
Addelynne f American (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Adeline using the popular name suffix lyn.
Adeia f Ancient Greek
Adeia, Latinized as Adaea, was an ancient Greek noblewoman.
Adeimantus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀδείμαντος (Adeimantos) meaning "fearless, dauntless", derived from ἀ (a), a negative prefix, and the verb δειμαίνω (deimaino) meaning "to be frightened"... [more]
Adelaidi f Sicilian
Sicilian form of Adelaide.
Adelphia f Late Roman, English
Feminine form of Adelphus.
Adelphine f French (Quebec, Rare), French (African)
Possibly a diminutive or elaborated form of Adelphe.
Aderet f Hebrew (Rare)
Aderet comes from Ezekiel 17:8, meaning "glorious" in the phrase לְגֶ֥פֶן אַדָּֽרֶת (legefen ’addaret) "a glorious vine", a symbol of reborn Israel.... [more]
Adietumarus m Gaulish
Gaulish name, composed of Proto-Celtic ad- "to" and yantu "zeal, jealousy" with māros "great".
Adilene f American (Hispanic), Spanish (Mexican)
This name appears in the 1986 song Adilene by Los Yonic's (or Los Yonics), a Mexican Grupero band.
Admete f Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Admetos (see Admetus). This name belonged to two characters in Greek mythology: the daughter of King Eurystheus, for whom Herakles stole the girdle of Hippolyta; and one of the Oceanids.
Admeto m Italian (Rare), Portuguese (African, Rare), Theatre
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Admetus.
Adorabella f English (American, Modern, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
This name can be a derivation of the Latin adjective adorabilis meaning "adorable, worthy of adoration" as well as be a combination of the names Adora and Bella.
Adorée f Various
Means "adored" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself. Bearer Adorée Villany (born 1891) was a French dancer and dance theorist.
Adosinda f Gothic, Medieval Spanish, Spanish
Visigothic name possibly derived from the Germanic elements auds "wealth" and sinþs "path". This was the name of an 8th-century queen of Asturias, Spain... [more]
Adramelech m Biblical, Near Eastern Mythology, Literature
Latin form of אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ (Adar-malik) meaning "king of fire" in Hebrew. This was the name of a Babylonian deity to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (II Kings xvii, 31)... [more]
Adrión m Kashubian
Kashubian form of Adrian.
Adroa m African Mythology
The God of the Lugbara, who dwell in the area between Zaire and Uganda. Adroa had two aspects: good and evil. He was looked on as the creator of heaven and Earth, and was said to appear to a person who was about to die... [more]
Adsullata f Celtic Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly British adsiltia "she who is gazed at". This was the name of a river goddess worshipped by the Continental Celts. It may be an older form of Esyllt.
Adwen f Welsh, Cornish
Welsh name, in which the second element is gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". It was borne by a Cornish saint, considered to be "the Cornish Saint Dwynwen" as a patron of sweethearts... [more]
Aeacus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aiakos. In Greek mythology, Aeacus was a mortal son of Zeus (by the nymph Aegina) who was made into an underworld demigod after death... [more]
Áedammair f Medieval Irish
Derived from Áed (see Aodh).
Aëdon f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀηδών (aēdōn) "songstress" or from Greek ἀηδονίς (aēdonis) "nightingale". Also compare Greek ἀοιδή (aoidē) meaning "song". This was the name of a legendary queen of Thebes who plotted to kill her rival Niobe's son, but killed her own son accidentally... [more]
Aedos f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Αιδως (Aidos) which meant "modesty, decency". In Greek mythology, Aedos was a goddess or daimona of modesty, reverence and respect and a companion of the goddess Nemesis.
Aedumanda f Celtic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed old Celtic form of Aimend.
Aeëtes m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰήτης (Aiêtês), possibly derived from Greek αἴητος (aiêtos) "terrible, mighty". In Greek mythology Aeëtes was a king of Colchis in Asia Minor (modern Georgia) and the father of Medea... [more]
Aegiale f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγιάλη (Aigiale), derived from Greek αἰγιαλός (aigialos) meaning "beach, shore" (also see the masculine form Aigialos)... [more]
Aegina f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αιγινη (Aigine), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps an alternative name for the plant known as Etruscan honeysuckle in English. In Greek mythology she was a naiad loved by Zeus, who abducted her in the form of an eagle, carrying her off to the island of Attica... [more]
Aegleis f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγληίς (Aigleis), a derivative of αἴγλη (aigle) meaning "radiance, splendour" (compare Aegle). In Greek mythology this name belonged to one of the Hyacinthides, the four daughters of Hyacinthus the Lacedaemonian, who was said to have moved to Athens and, in compliance with an oracle, to have caused his daughters to be sacrificed by the Athenians on the tomb of the Cyclops Geraestus for the purpose of delivering the city from famine and the plague, under which it was suffering during the war with Minos.
Aegyptus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Aigyptos (Αἴγυπτος), derived from Amarna Hikuptah, which corresponds to Egyptian Ha(t)-ka-ptah "temple of the soul of Ptah"... [more]
Ael m Breton (Modern)
Directly taken from Breton ael "angel".
Aela f Breton (Modern)
Feminine form of Ael and cognate of Angela.
Aelez f Breton (Rare)
Variant of Aela. The name coincides with Breton aelez "angels".
Ælfhere m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Alfher.
Ælfrún f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and rún "secret, hidden knowledge, mystery, dark mysterious statement" (also "a runic letter").
Ælfwaru f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and waru (plural wara) "guard" (i.e., guardian of a particular place by profession).
Ælfweald m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and weald "leader, ruler".
Aelhaearn m Welsh
Derived from Welsh ael meaning "(eye)brow" and haearn "iron". This was the name of a 7th-century saint.
Aelhearn m Welsh
Variant of Aelhaearn.
Aello f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄελλα (aella) "whirlwind, tempest". This was the name of a "storm-swift" harpy in Greek myth.
Aellopos f Greek Mythology
Variant of Aellopous. This was the form used by Homer (in his Iliad, as an epithet of the goddess Iris).
Aellopous f Greek Mythology
Means "swift as a whirlwind", literally "whirlwood-footed", from Greek ἄελλα (aella) meaning "a stormy wind, whirlwind" and πούς (pous) "foot". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Iris, the swift messenger of the gods... [more]
Aelphaba f Literature
Variant of Elphaba. In the novel 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West' (1995), this was the name of a legendary saint, Elphaba's namesake, who disappeared behind a waterfall for hundreds of years to read a book.
Aenea f Literature
Possibly intended to be a feminine form of Aeneas, or possibly taken from the Latin word aēneus meaning "made of copper, made of bronze; brazen" (feminine aēnea), a derivative of aes "copper, bronze"... [more]
Aenete f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰνήτη (Ainete), derived from Greek αἰνητός (ainetos) meaning "praiseworthy, deserving praise", from the verb αἰνέω (aineo) "to praise"... [more]
Aénȯhea'eotse m Cheyenne
Means "attacking/charging hawk", from the Cheyenne aénohe 'hawk' and -a'eotse 'attack/charge'.
Aenon m Biblical
From a place name mentioned briefly in the New Testament, which may be the Greek form of Hebrew ay-yin "spring, natural fountain". The Gospel of John (3:23) identifies it as a place near Salem where John the Baptist performed baptisms.... [more]
Æon f Popular Culture
Used by animator Peter Chung for his character Æon Flux, from the name of a type of spirit being in Gnosticism, an emanation from the Godhead, ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European base meaning "vital force, life, long life, eternity".... [more]
Aeone f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ione, borne by British singer-songwriter Aeone Victoria Watson (1959-).
Aequitas m & f Roman Mythology
Means "equity, equality, fairness" in Latin. During the Roman Empire, Aequitas as a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti, which also appeared on coins... [more]
Aeracura f Celtic Mythology
Of unclear origin. It has been connected with Latin aes, aeris "copper, bronze, money, wealth" as well as era "mistress" and the name of the Greek goddess Hera.... [more]
Aerfen f Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of Aerten, the name of a Brythonic goddess of fate. Aerten is derived from Proto-Celtic *agro- "carnage, slaughter" (cf. Agrona) and *tan-nu "to broaden, to spread" or *ten-n-d-o- "to break, to cut"... [more]
Aerial f & m English (Modern)
Variant of Ariel, influenced by Greek aer "air"
Aeriana f English (Modern)
Variant of Ariana, influenced by Greek aer "air".
Aericura f Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
The origins of this name are uncertain; probably a Latinized form of a Celtic name, although some Latin roots have been suggested (including aes, genitive aeris, "brass, copper, bronze, money, wealth"; and era, genitive erae, "mistress of a house")... [more]
Aerie f English (Modern, Rare)
Diminutive of names beginning with Aer, coinciding with the English word aerie, "a bird of prey's nest".
Aeriel m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Aerial.
Aeris f Popular Culture, English
Variant of Aerith, due to translation confusion. It may also be considered a variant of Eris.
Aerith f Popular Culture
From a near-anagram of the English word earth. This is the name of a character in 'Final Fantasy VII'.
Aerope f Greek Mythology
Possibly from an ancient name for the bee-eater, a type of bird. In Greek myth Aerope was a daughter of the king of Crete, granddaughter of Minos and wife of Atreus (to whom she was married after the death of his son and her first husband Pleisthenes - with whom she had sons Agamemnon and Menelaus)... [more]
Aeryn f Popular Culture, English
Variant of Erin. Aeryn is one of the female aliens on the show Farscape.
Aesacus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιςακος (Aisakos), probably meaning "branch of myrtle". In Greek mythology he was a Trojan prince (son of Priam by Alexirhoe) who loved the naiad Asterope, but, fleeing his advances, she stepped on a venomous adder and died... [more]
Æscferð m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The first element of this name is Old English æsc "ash tree". The second element may be Old English ferhð "soul, spirit, mind, life" (compare Unferð) or a variant form of Old English friþ "peace" (in which case this is a variant of the attested Old English name Æscfrith)... [more]
Æschere m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and here "army". This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to King Hroðgar's most trusted adviser; Æschere is killed by Grendel's mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendel's death.
Æscwine m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and wine "friend".
Æscwulf m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and wulf "wolf".
Aethalides m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Aithalides. In Greek mythology, Aethalides was the herald of the Argonauts.
Æðelbeald m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalbald.
Æðelgar m Anglo-Saxon
Means "noble spear" from Old English æðel "noble" and gar "spear". It is a cognate of Adalgar.
Æðelgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Means "noble gift", from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and giefu "gift".
Æðelgyð f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and gyð "war". It is a cognate of Adalgund. This was the name of an Anglo-Saxon saint (Æthelgyth of Coldingham).
Æðelheard m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalhard.
Æðelhere m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and here "army".
Æðelhild f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðele "noble" and hild "battle". It is a cognate of Adalhild.
Æðelmund m Anglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Adalmund.
Aethenoth m Folklore, Pet
Likely a variant or corruption of Æthelnoð. This was the name of the horse of Lady Godiva who rode down the streets of Coventry, England in the nude.
Aetherius m History (Ecclesiastical), Medieval French (Latinized, ?)
This name was borne by multiple saints: Saint Aetherius of Nicomedia (died 304), who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian; Saint Aetherius the Martyr (4th century), a missionary bishop who evangelized in the Crimea and southern Russia and was also martyred; Saint Aetherius of Auxerre (6th century), a bishop of Auxerre, France; Saint Etherius of Lyons (died 602), a bishop of Lyons, France; and Saint Aetherius of Vienne (7th century), a bishop of Vienne, France.
Aethra f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιθρη (Aithre) meaning "bright, purer air; the sky" in Greek (from aithein "to burn, shine"). This was the name of several characters in Greek myth including the mother of Theseus, a captive of Troy, at the service of Helen until the city was besieged.
Aetna f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἴτνη (Aitne), perhaps from aithein "to burn". Aetna was the Greek personification of Mount Etna, a volcano on Sicily. Its strange noises were attributed to the ironworking of Vulcan's forge.
Aetnaeus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἰτναῖος (Aitnaios) meaning "of Mount Etna", a volcano in Sicily (see also Aetna). This was an epithet of several Greek gods associated with Mount Etna, including Zeus.
Aetolus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
The son of Endymion. Initially he was the king of Ellis, but later he stayed in a region that was later named after him: Aetolia.
Aeval f Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of Aíbell.
Ævar m Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Ævarr or Ǣvarr, an Old Norse name in which the first element derived from ǣvi meaning "eternity, time, life" (compare Aiva, from the Gothic cognate); the second element may have been herr "army" or geirr "spear".
Aex f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιξ (Aix) meaning "goat". In Greek mythology Aex or Aega was a goat nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and he afterwards changed her into the constellation Capella... [more]
Afagddu m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh y fagddu meaning "utter darkness". In Welsh legends this was originally a nickname belonging to the Arthurian warrior Morfran, who was so ugly and hairy that when he fought at the battle of Camlann, none of the other warriors struck him because they thought he was a devil; later legends transferred the character's ugliness and nickname to a brother, Afagddu.
Afallach m Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from Middle Welsh afall "apple". This may be cognate with Abelio or Abellio, the name of a Gaulish god, which is thought to come from Proto-Celtic *aballo- "apple" (also the source of the mythical place name Avalon)... [more]
Afan m Welsh, Medieval Welsh
The name of a river in South Wales, usually Anglicized as Avon or Avan, presumably derived from Celtic *abon- "river" (making it a cognate of Afon)... [more]
Affery f Literature, Medieval English
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Old English origin. It may be related to Avery or Aphra. Affery Flintwinch is a character in Charles Dickens' novel 'Little Dorrit' (1855-7).
Afogori m & f Bandial
Means "she/he gets buried around" in Bandial. This is considered a death prevention name.
Afrikan m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Africanus. A known bearer was the 19th-century Russian philosopher Afrikan Spir (1837-1890), who was of German-Greek descent, and whose father reportedly chose the name from an old Greek calendar of saints.
Aganippe f Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek ἀγανός (aganos) meaning "mild, gentle" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse". This was the name of various figures in Greek mythology... [more]
Agarita f Italian
Variant of Agar.
Agasaya f Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly means "shrieker". This was the name of an early Semitic goddess of war who was merged into Ishtar in her identity as fearless warrior of the sky.
Agatharkhos m Ancient Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ἀγάθαρχος (see Agatharchos).
Agathemeris f Ancient Greek
Possibly derived from Greek ἀγαθὸς (agathos) "good, noble" and ἥμερος (hemeros) "civilized, gentle".
Agathias m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek agathos meaning "good" (see Agathon). It was borne by a 6th-century Greek historian and poet, who chronicled the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian I.
Agathoclea f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agathokleia. This was the name of the favourite mistress of the Egyptian Greek pharaoh Ptolemy IV Philopator (3rd century BC).
Agathodaemon m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀγαθοδαίμων (Agathodaimon) meaning "noble spirit", from ἀγαθὸς (agathos) "good, noble" and δαίμων (daimon) "spirit".... [more]
Agathonike f Late Greek
Feminine form of Agathonikos. This name was borne by an early Christian saint from Thyatira, who was either martyred with her brother Papylus and a companion named Carpus, or committed suicide after Carpus and Papylus were tortured and sacrificed by pagans.
Agathy f Greek (Cypriot, Rare)
Modern transcription of Agathe. (Cf. Agathi.)
Agatina f Italian
Diminutive of Agata.
Agenor m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Polish (Archaic), Hungarian (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Derived from the poetic Greek adjective ἀγήνωρ (agenor) which meant "very manly, heroic, valorous" as well as "headstrong, arrogant", from Greek ἄγαν (agan) meaning "very much" (in bad sense, "too much") and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man"... [more]
Aggeliki f Greek
Variant of Angeliki.
Aghinolfo m Italian
Italian form of Aginolf.
Agilulfus m Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Agilulf. Agilulfus of Cologne was an 8th-century saint.
Aginric m Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element agin (which is an extended form of ag - see Agmund and compare Egino) combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler."
Aginulf m Germanic
From the Germanic elements agin "edge of a sword" (which is an extended form of ag - see Agmund) and wulf "wolf".
Agnas f Faroese
Faroese form of Agnes.
Agnello m Italian
From Italian agnello "lamb", given either as a nickname for a meek and mild person or as a personal name, which was popular because the lamb led to the slaughter was a symbol of the suffering innocence of Christ.
Agni m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Possibly a diminutive of Old Norse names beginning with the element agi "awe, fear" or egg "edge of a sword" (such as Agnarr or Agmundr)... [more]
Agnokrite f Ancient Greek
From Greek αγνος (agnos) "pure" and κριτης (krites) "judge".
Agnolo m Medieval Italian (Tuscan)
Variant of Angiolo. A bearer of this name was Agnolo di Tura, an Italian chronicler from the 14th century AD.
Agony m English, English (Puritan)
One of the rarer virtue names introduced by the Puritans, referring to Jesus' agony in the garden of Gethsemane.
Agravain m Arthurian Romance
The name of a nephew of King Arthur in Arthurian tales.
Agrestes m Arthurian Romance
Derived from Latin agrestis meaning "rural, rustic, wild, brutish", from ager "field, farm". This is the name of an ancient pagan king of Camelot in the Old French Arthurian romance 'Estoire del Saint Graal' ("History of the Holy Grail", 1220-35)... [more]
Agrotora f Greek Mythology
This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, under which title she was regarded as the patron goddess of hunters. Conceivably related to Greek ἄγρᾱ (agra) "hunt, catch" and the name of the Brythonic war goddess Agrona, from old Celtic agro "battle, carnage".
Agüeybaná m Taíno (Archaic)
Interpreted to mean "the great sun" in Taino.
Agwin m Germanic
Germanic name, in which the second element is win meaning "friend". The first element, ag, is of uncertain origin, though the accepted explanation is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *agjo "sharp, pointed"... [more]
Ah-ciliz m Mayan Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the Mayan god of eclipses.
Ahinara f Spanish
Variant of Ainara.
Ahira m Biblical
Means "my brother is evil" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Ahira was a son of Enan. He was the chief of the tribe of Naphthali at the time of the census in the wilderness of Sinai.
Ahmicqui f & m Nahuatl
Means "something that does not die" in Nahuatl.
Ahtunowhiho m New World Mythology, Cheyenne
Derived from Cheyenne ȧhtóno'e "under, below" and vé'ho'e "trickster, spider, white man". This is the name of a Cheyenne god who lives under the ground.
Ahurani f Near Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology
Means "she who belongs to Ahura" in Avestan, from the name Ahura, referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta, combined with the feminine suffix -ani meaning "companion, wife, mate"... [more]
Aibarsha f Kazakh
Derived from Kazakh ай (ay) meaning "moon" and барша (barsha) "fabric, brocade, cloth" (of Persian origin).
Aibileen f Literature
Possibly an alteration of Abilene influenced by Maybelline. This is the name of one of the main characters in Kathryn Stockett's novel 'The Help' (2009) and the subsequent movie adaptation (2011).
Aibreann f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Irish word for April.
Aideko f Basque Mythology
Aideko is the supernatural aspect of Aide (as opposed to Berezko who represents Aide's natural aspect).
Aidric m History (Ecclesiastical)
From the Germanic name Aldric. This was the name of a 9th-century saint.
Aigar m Estonian
Origin obscure, possibly a phonetic coinage (e.g., using the ai prefix sound found in Aivar; compare Aive). This was first recorded in the early 20th century... [more]
Aigli f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Aigle.
Aigokeros m Greek Mythology, Astronomy
Epithet of the Greek god Pan meaning "goat-horned", derived from Greek αἴξ (aix) "goat" and κέρας (keras) "horn". This is also the Greek name for the astrological sign of Capricorn.
Aija f Latvian, Literature
Latvian name of uncertain origin, associated with the verb aijāt meaning "to rock, lull" and the word aijas "cradle". It originated in the early 20th century, at the same time many other Latvian names were coined... [more]
Aijalon m & f Biblical, English (American, Rare), African American (Rare)
From an Old Testament place name meaning "place of gazelles" in Hebrew (compare Ayala). Aijalon or Ajalon was the name of several biblical locations, including the valley in Dan where the Israelites defeated the Amorites while the sun and moon stood still in answer to their leader Joshua's prayer.
Aileena f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Aileen.
Aileisabaiþ f Gothic
Gothic form of Elizabeth.
Ailerán m Medieval Irish, History (Ecclesiastical)
Borne by Ailerán the Wise, Irish scholar and saint.
Ailidh f Irish
Diminutive of Ailís.
Ailionóra f Irish (Rare), Medieval Irish, Anglo-Norman
Irish form of Eleanor (probably via Latin Alienora). This name occurs in medieval Irish annals, belonging to two Anglo-Norman noblewomen living in Ireland... [more]
Ailleann f Arthurian Romance
Of uncertain derivation. This was the name of the title character in the Irish Arthurian romance Céilidhe Iosgaide Léithe (The Visit of the Grey-Hammed Lady). She married King Arthur when she took him and his knights to the Otherworld... [more]
Ailova f Medieval English
Apparently from an unattested Old English name composed of the elements æðele "noble" and lufu "love".
Ailwi m Medieval English
Coalescence of several Old English names: Æðelwig "noble battle", Ealdwig "ancient battle", and Ælfwig "elf battle".
Ailyn f Filipino, Spanish (Latin American, Modern), American (Hispanic, Modern)
Possibly an Hispanic variant of Eileen. A known bearer is Spanish singer Ailyn (1982-), real name Pilar Giménez García.
Aimend f Irish Mythology
Irish sun godess. This name appears to be derived from Proto-Celtic aidu-mandā. The name literally means "burning stain," which may have been a byword for the notion of ‘sunburn.’ The Romano-British form of this Proto-Celtic name is likely to have been Aedumanda.
Aimil f Manx
Manx feminine form of Aemilius (see Emil).
Aimilia f Ancient Roman (Hellenized), Greek
Hellenized form of Aemilia. Compare the masculine form Aimilios.
Ai-mökö m Shor
Derived from Ай (ai) meaning "moon" and Мöкö (mökö) meaning "strong man".
Aindrias m Irish
Irish form of Andrew.
Ainéislis m Irish (Modern, Rare), Medieval Irish
Possibly means "careful, thoughtful" from the Irish negative prefix ain- combined with éislis "negligence, remissness".
Ainelag f Manx (Modern, Rare)
Modern coinage derived from Manx ainle "angel" and the diminutive suffix -ag, this name is intended as a Manx equivalent to Angela.
Airard m Medieval French, Anglo-Norman
Derived from the Germanic elements heri "army" and hard "brave, hardy" (compare Erhard).
Airianna f English (Modern)
Variant of Arianna. It was given to 23 girls born in the United States in 2011 (Aireanna: 20; Airiana: 19; Airyana: 15; Aireona: 13; Aireonna, Airyanna: 10 (each); Airyonna: 5).
Aisholpan f Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Kazakh ай ‎(ay) meaning "moon" combined with шолпан (sholpan) "Venus (the planet)".