Submitted Names Starting with A

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ALDAN m Yakut
Means "interest, passion, comfort".
ALDAR m Buryat, Tuvan, Kalmyk
Means "glory, honour, fame" in Buryat, Tuvan, and Kalmyk.
ALDAS m Lithuanian
Short form of Aldonas and of given names (often of foreign origin) that end in -aldas, such as Donaldas and Geraldas.... [more]
ÁLDÁSKA f Hungarian (Rare)
Derived from Hungarian áldás "blessing".
ALDAYAR m Kyrgyz (Rare)
Possibly the Kyrgyz form of Aldiyar.
ALDBERTUS m Medieval Dutch
Name in the Low Countries before 1150
ALDCHURL m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon elements ald meaning "noble" and churl "man."
ALDE m & f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch short form of Germanic given names that begin with the element ald meaning "old" as well as (via metathesis) the element adal meaning "noble". Also compare Aldo and Alda.
ALDEBARAN m Astronomy, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Arabic الدبران (al-Dabarān) meaning "follower" (from دبر (dábar) "to turn one's back"). This is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, presumably so named because it appears to follow the Pleiades rightward across the night sky... [more]
ALDEBRANDO m Italian
Italian form of Aldebrandus.
ALDEBRANDUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latin form of Aldebrand. A famous bearer of the name was Saint Aldebrandus, who was born in the city of Sorrivoli, Italy and died in Fossombrone, Presaro e Ubrino, Italy.
ALDEGISEL m Ancient Germanic
It is most likely a metathesis of Adalgisel, although it is also possible that it is a name on its own. In that case, the name is derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" and gisel "hostage" or "pledge." Aldegisel I was a 7th-century ruler of Frisia.
ALDEGONDE f Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Aldegund.
ALDEGONDIS f Dutch
Dutch form of Aldegundis.
ALDEMAR m Ancient Germanic, Dutch, German
Derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Old High German mâri "famous". The name might also be a metathesis of Adalmar.
ALDER m English
A surname used as a forename. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin and either comes from the personal name Aethelhere, meaning “noble army”, the personal name Ealdhere meaning “old army”, or from the tree named alder.
ALDERBRAND m English (Rare)
Possibly derived from the name of the alder plant.
ALDERED m English
Derived from Aldred, which is ultimately derived from Æthelred. Also compare Eldred.
ALDERICA f Italian
Feminine form of Alderico.
ALDERICH m German
German form of Alderic.
ALDERICO m Italian
Italian form of Aldric.
ALDERIK m Dutch
Dutch form of Alderic.
ALDESSA f Medieval French, Medieval German
Recorded in Switzerland in the 15th century.
ALDEVA f Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of ald meaning "old" and eva meaning "ever."
ALDEY f Icelandic
Derived from the Icelandic elements alda "heavy swelling wave, a roller" and ey "island".
ALDFRID m Ancient Germanic
Means "old peace", derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Old High German fridu "peace." The name might also be a metathesis of Adalfrid.
ALDFRITH m Medieval English
Possibly a variant of Aldfrid.
ALDGER m Old High German
Derived from the Germanic name elements ald "old" and gêr "spear".
ALDGRIM m Ancient Germanic
Means "old mask", derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Old Norse grîma "mask." The name might also be a metathesis of Adalgrim.
ALDHELM m Ancient Germanic
Means "old helmet", derived from the Germanic elements ald "old" and helm "helmet, protection". However, it should be noted that there are also various cases where this name is a variant form of Adalhelm, due to metathesis.... [more]
ALDHILD f Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and hild meaning "war."
ALDI m Estonian
Estonian form of Aldo.
ALDIR m & f Filipino
Meaning “smart but timid”
ALDÍS f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse variant and Icelandic form of Alfdís.
ALDIYAR m Kazakh
Derived from the medieval honorific title of Aldiyar, which people used to formally address their ruler (such as a khan or a sultan) with. Its English equivalent would be Your Majesty... [more]
ALDJYA f Kabyle
Means "doll" in Kabyle.
ALDMAN m Ancient Germanic
Means "old man", derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with man "man." The name might also be a metathesis of Adalman.
ALDOBRANDO m Italian
Italian form of Aldebrand.
ALDONAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian name Aldonis, which consists of two elements. The first element is either derived from the old Lithuanian verb aldėti meaning "to echo, to (re)sound" (see Aidas) or from the related old Lithuanian verb aldoti meaning "to shout, to scream" as well as "to make noise"... [more]
ALDONIA f American (South, Rare)
Either a truncated form of Caledonia or, more likely, an elaboration of Aldona.
ALDONIE f American (South, Archaic)
Probably a variant of Aldonia.
ALDONTZA f Medieval Basque
Medieval Basque name of unknown meaning. It was recorded in 1175.
ÁLDOR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Alderich.
ALDORNIA f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Perhaps derived from the Old English aldor, a form of ealdor meaning "elder, parent, head of family, chief, lord; author, source; age, old age" with the name suffix -nia to feminize the name.... [more]
ALDRED m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and ræð meaning "counsel, wisdom."
ALDRIAN m English
Can be a combination of Al and Adrian, a variant of Adrian, which is influenced by the Germanic element ald meaning "old," or a name derived from the surname of the same name which might be a variant of Aldrin or Aldren.
ALDRICH m German
German form of Aldric.
ALDRIDGE m English
Transferred use of the surname Aldridge.
ALDRIX m South American, Filipino
Possibly a variant of Aldric, used rarely in South America and the Philippines.
ALDSTAN m Medieval English, Medieval German
Combination of Germanic elements ald meaning "old" and stan meaning "stone."
ALDUIN m English, French, Popular Culture
English and French form of Aldwin. Alduin was a king of the Lombards in the 6th century AD.... [more]
ALDUÍNO m Galician
Galician form of Aldwin.
ALDULF m Ancient Germanic
Means "old wolf", derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf." The name might also be a metathesis of Adalwulf (see Adolf).
ALDÚLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Ancient Scandinavian form of Aldulf.
ALDUSA f Medieval English
Anglo-Norman.
ALDUTĖ f Lithuanian
Diminutive of Alda.
ALDWARD m Ancient Germanic
Means "old guard", derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Old High German wart "guard." The name might also be a metathesis of Adalward.
ALDWIF f Medieval English
Derived from Old English ealdwif "old woman".
ALDWY m Medieval English
Combination of ald "old" and wy meaning "holy site, shrine."
ALDWYN m English
Modern form of Ealdwine and/or Æðelwine. A known bearer of this name is Aldwyn Sappleton (b. 1981), a Jamaican track and field athlete.
ALE m Swedish
An old Norse name which is probably a short form of the name Alfer and Alrik. Oldest known usage of the name is from a runic inscription from the 9th century.
ALÈA f Arabic
An Arabic name meaning sublime.
ALEALANI f & m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "the sweet voice of the heavens", from the Hawaiian 'ale'a, meaning "sweet voiced" and lani, meaning "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
ALEANDRA f Italian (Tuscan)
Tuscan variant of Leandra.
ALEANDRO m Italian (Tuscan)
Tuscan variant of Leandro.
ALEARDA f Italian
Feminine form of Aleardo.
ALEARDO m Italian
Italian form of Adelardo.
ALECA f American
Diminutive of Alexandra.
ALECRIM m Portuguese
Alecrim is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.... [more]
ALECTRONA f Greek Mythology
An early goddess who was a daughter of the sun. It is speculated by some that she was possibly a goddess of the morning, or of man's waking sense, which causes him to wake up in the morning; the Doric form of her name is akin to the Greek word for "rooster" (Alectrona, the feminine genitive of Αλεκτορ, Alektor, the Greek word for "rooster"), while the Greek form Electryone is akin to the word for "amber" (Ἠλέκτρα, Elektra), as in the amber color of sunrise (as opposed to sunset, implied by Helios being her father); naturally, either of which would be an appropriate name for a solar goddess.
ALECTRYON m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The Ancient Greek word for "rooster". In Greek mythology, Alectryon was a youth, charged by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite.
ALEDRA f English
Possibly a variant of Aludra or a diminutive of Alexandra
ALEE f English
Possibly a variant of Alea or Allie.
ALEECIA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ALEEKI m Somali
Means "brave lion" in Somali.
ALEEN f English
Variant of Aline.
ALEENE f English (Modern)
Likely a variant of Aline.
ALEERA f Popular Culture
The name of a character in the Van Helsing franchise.
ALEESE f English
Variant of Elise.
ALEESIA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ALEEYSHA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ALEEZA f English
Anglicized form of Aliza.
ALEF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of Adolf as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alof.... [more]
ALEF m & f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. ... [more]
ALEFERNA f Low German (Archaic)
Aleferna was Prioress of the Hohenholte monastery in Northern Germany (attested 1237–1240). The name is only partially explained ALA means "all", but the FERNA part is obscure. ... [more]
ALEFTINA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian borrowing of Alevtina.
ALEG m Belarusian
Variant transcription of Aleh.
ALEGENOR m Greek Mythology
The first element of this name is derived from either the Epic Greek verb ἀλέγω (alego) meaning "to have a care, to mind, to heed" or the adjective ἀλεγεινός (alegeinos), which is the Epic Greek form of ἀλγεινός (algeinos) meaning "painful, grievous"... [more]
ALEGIA f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of Spain.
ALEGNA f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Angela (English) or Ángela (Spanish) spelled backwards (compare Spanish Legna).
ALEGRÍA f Spanish
Means "joy, happiness" in Spanish, taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, meaning "Our Lady of Joy".
ALEH m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Oleg.
ÁLEHTTA f Sami
Sami form of Aletta.
ÁLEHTTÁ f Sami, German
Sami form of Aletta.
ALEICIA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ÁLEIFUR m Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Áleifr.
ALEIGHA f American
Variant of Aliyah or Aaliyah.
ALEIGHAH f English
Variant of Aaliyah.
ALEINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Alain.
ALEISHIA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ALEISTER m English
Variant of Alister. According to Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, this is "the Gaelic form of Alexander".
ALEJA f Spanish
Diminutive of Alejandra. It might also be the feminine form of Alejo.
ALEJANDRINA f Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandrina.
ALEJANDRINO m Spanish
Spanish form of Alexandrino.
ALEJEHEN m & f Bandial
Means "the one who trivialises things" in Banjal.
ALEJNA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of the Turkish name Aleyna.
ALEK f Eastern African, Dinka
Means "black-and-white cow" in Dinka.... [more]
ALEK m English
Variant of Alec.
ALEK m Armenian
Variant of Alex.
ALEĸ m Greenlandic
Means "harpoon line" in Greenlandic.
ALEĸA f Greenlandic
Means "older sister (of a boy)" in Greenlandic.
ALEKA f Swedish (Archaic), Old Swedish, Finnish
Low German diminutive of names containing the element adal, especially Adelheid.
ALEĸATSIAĸ f & m Greenlandic
Means "beautiful, precious older sister of a boy" in Greenlandic, from a combination of Aleĸa and the suffix -tsiaq "beautiful, precious".
ALEKO m Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of Aleksandar.
ALEKONA f Hawaiian (?), American (Modern, Rare)
Hypothetical Hawaiian form of Alison.
ALEKSA m & f Serbian, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of Aleksandar, Aleksander or Aleksandra. As an English name, it is a variant of Alexa.
ALEKSAN m Armenian
Armenian short form of Aleksandr.
ALEKSANDRIJA f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of Alexandria.
ALEKSANDUR m Faroese
Faroese form of Alexander.
ALEKSANTARE m Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Alexander.
ALEKSEJS m Latvian
Latvian form of Aleksey.
ALEKSEJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian adoption of Aleksey.
ALEKSIINA f Finnish
Feminine form of Aleksi.
ALEKSIJAN m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alexian.
ALEKSINA f Bulgarian (Rare)
Feminine form of Aleks.
ALEKSIO m Albanian
Albanian form of Alexis.
ALEKSIS m Finnish, Latvian
Finnish and Latvian form of Alexis. This name was borne by Finnish author Aleksis Kivi (originally Alexis Stenvall) who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, 'Seitsemän veljestä' ('Seven Brothers') in 1870.
ALEKSIUS m Finnish, Faroese
Finnish and Faroese variant of Alexius.
ALEKSIY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios (see Alexius). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common Aleksey is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios, while Aleksey comes directly from Alexis... [more]
ALEKSIYA f Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of Aleksiy. Or, in other words, this is the Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexia.
ALEKSZEJ m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian borrowing of Aleksey.
ALEKTOR m Greek Mythology
Means "rooster" in Ancient Greek. This was the name of several men in Greek mythology.
ALEKZANDER m English (Modern), Russian (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Modern, Rare)
Rare Russian variant transcription of Aleksandr as well as a modern English variant of Alexander.
ALELE f African
North African name.... [more]
ALEMANDINE f Arthurian Romance
Possibly from Old French alemandine, the name of a gem of a deep red colour (and the source of English almandine); this word was a corruption of Latin alabandicus "Alabandic (stone)", the name applied by Pliny the Elder to a variety of carbuncle worked at the city of Alabanda in Asia Minor (see Alabandus)... [more]
ALEMANDRINA f Medieval Jewish
Possibly from the Spanish almendra (almond), recorded in Medieval England among the Jewish community
ALEMANIA f American, American (Hispanic)
Alemania is an alternate Latin name for Germany (and the Spanish name of the country).... [more]
ALEMONA f Roman Mythology
Roman birth deity that feeds the embryo or generally nourished growth in utero.
ALEMONIA f Roman Mythology
Perhaps related to Greek ἀλήμων (ălēmon) "a wanderer, rover". In Roman mythology, Alemona or Alemonia was a minor, tutelary goddess of the fetus, the entity responsible for feeding the unborn child (i.e., nourishing growth in utero).
ALEMŞAH f & m Ottoman Turkish
From Ottoman Turkish alem meaning "world, universe" combined with şah meaning "shah, king".
ALEMU m Amharic
Means "they dreamt" in Amharic.
ALÉNA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Alena.
ALENČICA f Slovene
Diminutive of Alenka.
ALENDRA f & m English (Modern), Italian (Archaic)
Contracted form of Alexandra or an archaic diminutive of Alessandra.
ALENI f Sardinian
Sardinian form of Elena.
ALENOUSH f Armenian
Means "sweet ripple" in Armenian.
ALEO m Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Aleus.
ALEODOR m Romanian (Rare)
Combination of Alex and Teodor.
ALEPH m Swedish (Rare), Hebrew (Rare)
Variant of Alef. In the case of Natalie Portman's son, it refers to the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
ALEQ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Aleĸ.
ALER m Breton (Rare)
Variant of Alar.
ALERA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Aler.
ALERA f & m Ogoni
Means "enough" or "it is enough" in Khana.
ALERIA f Corsican (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ilaria or Valeria.... [more]
ALERIC m English
Variant of Alaric.
ALERIE f Filipino (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Alarie.
ALERON m English
Borrowed from French aileron, diminutive of aile (“wing”), also refers to the extremities of a bird's wings used to control their flight.
ALERT m Low German, Dutch (Rare)
Low German and Dutch form of Athalhart.
ALEŠA f Slovene
Feminine form of Aleš.
ALESANDERE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Basque name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent to Alexandra and Alejandra.
ALESANT m Old Swedish
Old Swedish form of Alexander.
ALESANTAR m Old Swedish
Old Swedish form of Alexander.
ALESETA f Medieval German
Probably a form of Elisabeth, recorded in Switzerland in the early 1300s.
ALESHA m Russian
Variant transcription of Alyosha.
ALESHANEE f Native American
Possibly means "she plays all the time" in Coos.
ALESHIA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ALESIA f Ukrainian (Rare)
Variant transcription of Alesya.
ALESIA f Albanian
Albanian cognate of Alexia and Alessia.
AĻESJA f Latvian
Latvian borrowing of Olesya.
ALEŠKA f Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene diminutive of Aleša and Czech feminine form of Aleš.
ALESONNE f Medieval Scottish
Medieval Scots variant of Alison.
ALESSANDER m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Form of Alexander primarily used in Brazil.
ALESSANDRETTE f English
Variant of Alessandra using the ette suffix.
ALESSANDRIA f Italian
Italian form of Alexandria.
ALESSANDRU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of Alexander.
ALESSI f & m English
Diminutive of Alessandro or Alessandra.
ALESSIANO m Italian
Italian form of Alexian.
ALESSO m Italian
Variant of Alessio.
ALESTA f Turkish
Means "alert" or "watchful" in Turkish.
ALESYA f Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Diminutive or short form of Alexandra.