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ACARIO m Italian (Archaic)
From Latin acharis
meaning "ungrateful". It is known because of Saint Acario di Noyon e Turnai.
ACARIUS m Late Roman
Name of a saint, Saint Acarius
who was bishop of Doornik and Noyon.
ACARNAN m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκαρνάν (Akarnan)
, which is derived from Greek ἀκαρνάν (akarnan)
, which is said to mean "laurel", but can also refer to a kind of thistle. In Greek mythology, Acarnan was the son of ALCMAEON
ACASTUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκαστος (Akastos)
, which is derived from Greek ἄκαστος (akastos)
meaning "maple tree, maple wood". In Greek mythology, Acastus was the king of Iolcus, the oldest son of PELIAS
ACCIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen perhaps meaning "a call, summons" or "of Acca". A notable bearer was the tragic poet Lucius Accius.
ACCO m Gaulish, History
Derived from Gaulish *acu-
"swift, quick, fast". Acco was a chief of the Senones in Gaul, who induced his countrymen to revolt against Julius Caesar in 53 BC.
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]
ACESTES m Greek Mythology
A hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill Acestes shot his arrow with such force that it took fire. He helped AENEAS
when the latter arrived on Sicily after his wanderings.
ACESTOR m Greek Mythology
Comes from the surname Acestor
, which was the surname for Apollo
which characterises him as the god of the healing art, or in general as the averter of evil.
ACHAIOS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The meaning of this name is a little uncertain; it may have been derived from Greek αχος (achos)
meaning "grief, pain, woe" (also see ACHILLES
). It is also interesting to note that there is the Greek word achaia
, which was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter
ACHATES m Roman Mythology, Greek Mythology
Perhaps derived from the name of a river in Sicily, Italy, or from the name of the type of rock often found there. This is the name of two separate characters in Roman and Greek mythology.
ACHERNAR m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic ākhir an-nahr
, meaning "the end of the river". This is the name of the brightest star in the constellation ERIDANUS
ACHERON m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄχεα ῥέων (áchea rhéōn)
meaning "the stream of woe". Also compare Greek αχος (achos)
meaning "pain". Some consider the aforementioned meaning to be folk etymology, saying that instead the name might be derived from Greek acherousai
meaning "marsh-like water"... [more]
ACHIEL m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of ACHILLES
via its French form ACHILLE
. Known bearers of this name include Belgian politician and prime minister Achiel Van Acker (1898-1975), Belgian painter Achiel Van Sassenbrouck (1886-1979) and Belgian cyclist Achiel Buysse (1918-1984).
ACHIKE m Igbo
Means "take the things of the world easy" in Igbo.
ACHINDRA f & m Sanskrit
"Achindra name is 8 characters long and commonly given to both Boys and Girls. Achindra is originated from Sanskrit language and means "Flawless, Uninterrupted, Perfect, Without Faults.""
ACHITOPHEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "my brother is foolish" or "brother of foolishness" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew ach
"brother" and aph'el
"to act foolishly". In the bible, this was the name of one of King David's most trusted advisors.
ACILIUS m Ancient Roman
Means "wit, sharp" in Ancient Latin from the word aciēs
itself derived from the Ancient Greek word ἀκή (ake
) with the same meaning.
ACINTYA m Indonesian Mythology
From Sanskrit अचिन्त्य (acintya)
meaning "incomprehensible, inconceivable". Acintya, sometimes called Sang Hyang Widhi or Sang Hyang Tunggal, is the supreme god of Balinese Hinduism, equivalent to Brahma
in Indian Hinduism.
ACNOLOGIA m Popular Culture
the name comes from a character in the popular manga/anime Fairy Tail. Acnologia was a dragon slayer wizard who wiped out nearly the entire dragon race and as consequence of overusing his powers became a dragon... [more]
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.
ACRAEPHEUS m Greek Mythology
Etymology unknown, although it may be related to ακραίος (akraios
) meaning "extreme", or "marginal, at the edge". In Greek mythology, he is a son of APOLLO
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)
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]
ACTAEON m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion)
, which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte)
, which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of ARISTAEUS
in Boeotia... [more]
ACTAEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκταῖος (Aktaios)
, which may have been derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte)
, which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore"... [more]
ACTON m English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak farm" in Old English.
ACTOR m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκτωρ (Aktor)
, which is derived from Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr) meaning "leader", which in turn is ultimately derived from Greek ἄγω (agō)
meaning "to lead"... [more]
ACUSILAUS m Greek Mythology
Son of Cabas
, and was a Greek logographer, and he also wrote genealogies according to the Suda
ACUTIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen gentile which was derived from Latin acutus
meaning "sharpened, pointed". It is ultimately derived from the Latin verb acuō
"to sharpen, to make pointed". This name was borne by a Roman plebeian tribune from the 5th century BC.
ADAGIO m English (Modern, Rare)
From the Italian adagio
meaning "slowly, at ease", a word to indicate a musical composition should be played slowly.
ADALALD m Old High German, Frisian (Archaic), Old Saxon, Medieval, Medieval German, German (Austrian, Archaic)
Old High German adal
"noble" + Old High German alt
, Old Saxon, Old Frisian ald
"old" or Old Saxon wald
, Old High German walt
ADALBRAND m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble sword", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old Norse brand
ADALFRID m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble peace", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German fridu
ADALGAR m Ancient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German adal
"noble". The second element is derived from Gothic gairu
in Old High German) "spear", or from garva
in Old High German, and gearu
in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared."
ADALGIS m Ancient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name comes from Old High German adal
"noble." The meaning and origin of the second element is rather uncertain: we know that it comes from gis
(the original form was possibly gîs
), but we don't exactly know where gis
itself comes from... [more]
ADALGOD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Gothic guths
"god" or Gothic gôds
ADALGRIM m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble mask", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old Norse grîma
ADALHELM m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble protection", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German helm
ADALHER m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble army", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German hari
ADALMAR m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble and famous", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German mâri
"famous." Also, see ELMER
ADALMUND m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble protection", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German mund
ADALRAD m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble counsel", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German rât
ADALRAM m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble raven", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with hraban
ADALRIC m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble power", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with rîcja
"powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg
and Gothic reiks
, which all mean "king, ruler."
ADALWARD m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble guard", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German wart
ADALWIG m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble warrior", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German wîg
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").
ADAMASTOR m Portuguese
Adamastor is a mythological character created by the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in his epic poem Os Lusíadas as a personification of the Cape of Good Hope.Also mentioned in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables and some works of Alexander Dumas,including Le Comte de Monte Cristo.The name Adamastor is an adaptation for the Portuguese language from the Greek word for "Untamed" or "Untameable" ADAMASTOS
ADANE m & f Arabic
From Arabic `adana
meaning "to settle down (in a place or a country)".
ADANEDHEL m Literature
Means "elfman, half-elf" in Sindarin, from the elements adan
"man" and edhel
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
ADAUCTUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin adauctus
meaning "augmented, increased". This was the name of a Christian martyr and saint from the 4th century AD.
ADBEEL m Biblical
Means "servant of God" or "disciplined by God", though some scholars suggest it may also mean "miracle of God" or "sorrow of God". In the bible, this was the name of the third son of ISHMAEL
ADELCHI m Italian (Rare), Medieval Italian
It is an Italian form of ADELGIS
from the Ancient German elements adal
'noble' and gisil
'arrow'. Adelchi was a Longobard prince, son of King Desiderio who ruled Longobard territories in years 756-774... [more]
ADELTÚ m Charrúa
The name belonged to Vicente Adeltú, a charruan tribe leader who lived in Buenos Aires. He was used by the Viceroy Avilés to convince other tribe leaders to be reduced and christianized.
ADEMOLA m Yoruba
Means "the crown along with wealth" or "the crown has been added to the wealth" in Yoruba.