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ALHENA f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic الهنعه
) "sign (on the neck of a camel)", this is the name of the third-brightest star in the constellation of Gemini.
AL-HUSAYN m Arabic
Means "the beautiful". Laqab
. This was the personal name of Avicenna, a famous physician in the medieval Islamic world.
ALIAS m English (Modern)
Variant of Elias
. It coincides with the English alias
meaning "a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name".
ALIAUME m French
French form of Adalhelm
. Previously a name that had gone out of fashion after the Middle Ages, but it has enjoyed a modest revival in France since the late '80s (which reached its peak in 1996).
ALIBI m Kazakh
From the given name Ali
combined with a form of the Turkish military title beg
meaning "chieftain, master" (see Alibek
ALIDOR m French (Rare)
An old and obscure French given name of unknown meaning, which may possibly ultimately be of Occitan origin (compare Aliénor
) or even Basque origin. It seems that it was mostly used in the 19th century, not just in France but also in (the French-speaking part of) Belgium and the Canadian province Quebec... [more]
ALIEKE f Dutch
Diminutive form of Alie
, seeing as the name contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke
ALIENA f Theatre, Literature
Means "stranger" in Latin. This was the false identity of Celia
in Shakespeare's play 'As You Like It' (1599) when she goes into hiding in the forest of Arden, presumably a pun on the word alias
ALIËTTE f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Aliette
. However, it should be noted that in the Netherlands, there may also be cases where this name is a combination of the Dutch feminine given name Alie
with the French diminutive suffix -ette
ALIFAIR f English (Rare), Romani
Variant of Alafare
. It was borne by a victim of the American Hatfield–McCoy feud: Alifair McCoy (1858-1888), daughter of feud patriarch Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy.
ALIGNAK m Inuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Alignak is a lunar deity and god of weather, water, tides, eclipses and earthquakes.
ALIʻIKOA m Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "brave king" or "warrior king," from aliʻi
meaning "chief, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, king, commander" and koa
meaning "soldier, warrior, fighter."
ALI'ILOA m Hawaiian
Said to mean both "distant chief" and "high chief" in Hawaiian.
ALIKBER m Tatar
Combination of Ali
meaning 'high, supreme' and the word akbar
meaning 'greatest, biggest'.
ALIMBEG m Ossetian
Combination of Alim
and the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg)
meaning "ruler, chief, lord".
ALIME f Crimean Tatar
Means "knowledgeable, learned" from Arabic عَلِمَ (ʿalima)
meaning "to know, to have knowledge, to be informed" (see Alim
ALINKA f Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of Alina
, now occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
ALIONA f Russian, Ukrainian, English (Rare)
Variant transcription of Alyona
. Known bearers of this name include the Russian-Kazakhstani professional dancer Aliona Vilani (b. 1984), the Moldovan singer Aliona Moon (b. 1989) and the Ukrainian-born German pair skater Aliona Savchenko (b... [more]
ALIOTH m & f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic alyat
, meaing "fat tail of a sheep". This is the traditional name of the star Epsilon Ursae Majoris in the constellation Ursa Major.
ALIRAZA m Arabic
named after an important character in shia islam, Ali Al-Ridha
ALIRIO m & f Spanish (Rare)
Origin uncertain, though it could be derived from the Roman name Hilarius
or the Greek Hilarion
, as suggested by Hanks and Hodges in 'A Dictionary of First Names' (they also go on to note a possible connection with Allyre
, the name of a Gallo-Roman saint)... [more]
ALISANDER m Literature
Medieval variant of Alexander
occurring in Shakespeare and Malory. The herb Smyrnium olusatrum is also known commonly as "alisanders".
ALISANOS m Celtic Mythology
A local god in Gaul who is mentioned in inscriptions in central France. Attempts have been made to identify him as a mountain-ash god or a god of rowan trees. The ancient Gaulish city of Alesia, now called Alise-Sainte-Reine, may well be connected with him.
ALISAUNDER m Scots, Medieval English, Literature
Scots form and medieval English variant of Alexander
. 'King Alisaunder' or 'Kyng Alisaunder', dating from the end of the 13th century or the early 14th century, is a Middle English romance or romantic epic telling the story of Alexander the Great's career from his youth, through his successful campaigns against the Persian king Darius
and other adversaries, his discovery of the wonders of the East, and his untimely death.
ALISE f French (Archaic)
Local French form of Alice
recorded up to the 1700s in the French Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and the Canton of Châtenois in the Vosges département of eastern France and in the region of Lorraine.
ALISTĖ f Lithuanian
From the name of a river in Lithuania, it is occasionally used as a given name
ALITHEA f Theatre
Variant of Alethea
. This is the name of a character in William Wycherley's Restoration comedy 'The Country Wife' (1675).
ALITI f Fijian
Aliti is a Fijian name which is very rare. Aliti is a funny,chill and sometimes annoying caring person. Aliti is an individual girl who loves to get her friends back for practically anything.
ALIYANDER m Literature
Name of a sorcerer and antagonist in "The Princess and the Frog" by Robin McKinley.
ALIZARIN f & m Literature
From alizarin crimson
, the English name of a shade of red. The color is named after a red dye originally obtained from the root of the madder plant, ultimately from Arabic al-usara
meaning "the juice"... [more]
ALJOHAR f Judeo-Spanish
Medieval Navarran Jewish name, probably derived from the Arabic phrase al Jawhari
"the gem". This name was used by Jewish women in the medieval kingdom of Navarre, occurring in 14th- and 15th-century documents written by Jews in Hebrew or Ladino (Ladino being the everyday language of the Jews; it is akin to Spanish, but was written down using Hebrew characters).... [more]
ALKA f Croatian
Derived from the Greek element αλκη (alke)
meaning "strength, force". A famous bearer is Croatian singer Alka Vuica (1961-).
ALKA f Indian, Malayalam
This is a Indian and Malayalam feminine name meaning "long hair". Bearers of this name is Alka Lamba (1975-) who is an Indian politician of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Alka Ajith who is a Indian Malayalam playback singer and is best known for winning season 2 of Airtel Super Singer Junior, a Tamil language music competition reality TV show broadcast on Vijay TV.
ALKAID m & f Filipino, Astronomy
Means "the leader", derived from Arabic قائد بنات نعش qā'id bināt naʿsh
, meaning "leader of the daughters of the bier". This is the traditional name of the star Eta Ursae Majoris in the constellation Ursa Major.
ALKANDROS m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek αλκη (alke)
"strength" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros)
meaning "of a man".
ALKETAS m Ancient Greek, Greek
Possibly derived from Greek αλκη (alke)
"defense, defensive strength, valour". This name was borne by several ancient Greek kings, generals, and soldiers, including a general of Alexander the Great.
ALKHBAATAR m Mongolian
Derived from алх (alkh)
meaning "hammer" and баатар (baatar)
ALKINOE f Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Alkinous
). In Greek mythology this name was borne by several minor characters, including a naiad and a princess of Corinth.
ALKIPHRON m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from the Greek noun αλκη (alke)
meaning "strength". The second element is derived from either the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis)
meaning "prudence, wisdom" or the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo)
meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
ALKMENOR m Greek Mythology
The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek adjective ἀλκμαῖος (alkmaios)
meaning "young" or the Greek name Alkmene
). The second element is derived from the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner)
meaning "man"... [more]