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ALLAIN m French, English
Variant of Alain.
ÁLLAN m Sami
Sami form of Alan.
ALLANAH f English (Modern), Irish (Modern)
Variant of Alannah. One bearer of this name is former transgender pornographic star Allanah Starr.
ALLANI m Finnish
Finnish form of Allan.
ALLAQ m Greenlandic
Means "brown bear" in Greenlandic.
ALLAR m Estonian
Variant transcription of Alar.
ALLARNEQ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Atdlarneĸ.
ALLASTER m Scottish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Alasdair. This name was used on a character in Sir Walter Scott's 'Rob Roy' (1818).
ALLAT f Near Eastern Mythology
Means "the Goddess" from Arabic al-Lat. She was an ancient mother and fertility goddess of the pre-Islamic Arabs.
ALLATU f Near Eastern Mythology
This was the name of the Mesopotamian goddess of copulation, equal to the Sumero-Babylonian goddess Ereshkigal; perhaps her name was a Semitic form of Ereshkigal. Allatu was the wife of Nergal.
ALLATUM f Persian Mythology
The goddess of the underworld in early Iranian mythology. She is believed to be of Mesopotamian origin (Ellat).
ALLE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of names starting with Al-, like Alexander and Albin.
ALLE f & m English (American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ally/Allie/Ali or Ale.
ALLEAN f English
Variant of Aline.
ALLEE f English
Variant of Allie.
Dutch variant of Aldegonda (see Aldegund), now more popular than its parent name. Compare Hillegonda/Hildegonda.
ALLEGREZZA f Judeo-Italian
Judeo-Italian name derived from Italian allegrezza, a poetic term for "joy; happiness".
ALLENA f English
Variant of Alena.
ALLENCIA f African American
Rhyming variant of Valencia.
ALLENE f English
Variant of Aline.
ALLERIAH f African American
My mom said that it comes from the name of a fairytale called Allerleirauh meaning "All-Kinds-of-Fur".
ALLERLEIRAUH f Folklore (German)
Means "all kinds of fur" in German. This is the name of the title character of a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. Allerleirauh is a princess who flees from her father, who wants to marry her, and brings three dresses and a coat with all kinds of furs with her... [more]
ALLERUNNGUAQ f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agdlerúnguaĸ.
ÁLLET f Sami
Sami form of Alet.
ALLEX m & f English (American)
Variant of Alex.
ALLEXA f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexa. Allexa was given to 5 girls in 2014.
ALLEXIA f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexia that was given to 7 girls in 2007.
ALLEXIS f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexis. Allexis was given to 5 girls in 2014.
ALLEXUS f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexis that was given to 7 girls in 2006.
ALLEY m English
Variant of medieval English Alli.
ALLI f English (Modern)
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound.
ALLIANNA f English
Variant of Aliana.
ALLICE f English (American)
Variant of Alice
ALLICON f English
Variant of Alison.
ALLIENA f English (Rare)
Either a variant of Aliena or of Aliana.
ALLIN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Allen.
ALLINA f Scottish
Variant of Alina.
ALLINE f English
Variant of Aline.
ALLINNA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agdlína.
ALLIQUIPPA f Native American, Iroquois
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a Seneca word meaning "hat". A noted bearer was Queen Alliquippa, a leader of the Seneca tribe of American Indians during the early part of the 18th century.
ALLIS f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Alice.
ALLISA f English
Variant of Alyssa.
ALLISSAID f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Scots phonetic variant of Gaelic Ealasaid found in the early 16th century.
ALLISTER m English
Anglicized form of Alistair.
ALLISYN f English
Variant of Alison.
ALLIX m & f English (Modern)
Variant of Alex.
ALLIYMA f Quechua
Means "good person" or "good thing" in Quechua.
ALLORA f American (Modern)
This is apparently either a variant of Alora or Allura or else an American combination of Alice and Lora.... [more]
ALLOULA f Arabic
Transferred use of the surname Alloula.
ALLOW m Manx (Archaic)
Manx name of uncertain origin, used until the 17th century. Kneen (1937) suggests Old Norse alfr "elf"; Gill (1963) points to the Manx surname Callow, which derives from MacCalo, an Anglicized form of either of the Gaelic surnames Mac Calbach "son of Calbhach" (the Gaelic name Calbhach meaning "bold") or Mac Caolaidhe "son of Caoladhe" (the Gaelic name Caoladhe being a derivative of caol "slender, comely").
ALLSWELL m & f Western African (Rare), English (African, Rare, ?)
Presumably from the English phrase all's well.
ALLUAQ m Greenlandic
Means "hole in the ice for fishing" in Greenlandic.
ALLUM m English (British)
Taken from the place Alham, which is also a surname.
ALLUNAAQ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Agdlunâĸ.
ALLUNE f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in the 1400s in both Latvia and Swedish Estonia.
ALLURA f Popular Culture
Apparently based on the English word allure. This was the name of a princess in the 1980s anime television show 'Voltron'.
ALLURE f English (Modern, Rare)
From the English word allure (which also has French roots), meaning "fascination, charm, appeal."
ALLVALDI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Alvaldr. In Norse mythology this is the name of Þjazi's father.
ALLY f Manx
Derived from Manx aaley "fairer" and aalin "fair, handsome, beautiful, splendid". It is also considered a cognate of Ailie.
ALLÝ f Icelandic (Modern)
Icelandic form of Ally.
ALLYIAH f English
Variant of Aaliyah.
ALLYNA f English
Feminine form of Allyn, sometimes used as a variant of Alana.
ALLYNE f English
Feminine variant of Allen.
ALLYRE m French
Probably of Germanic origin. This was the name of a 4th-century Gallo-Roman saint praised by Gregory of Tours. He was a bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, France, which he worked to establish as a center of religious teaching and devotion... [more]
ALLYRIANE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of Allyre.
ALLYSIA f English
Variant of Alicia.
ALLYSSON f English
Variant of Alison.
ALLYZA f English
Variant of Eliza.
ALM m Popular Culture
Derived from Old Norse "álmr," which translates to "elm tree." "Alm" is also the Swedish word for "elm tree."... [more]
ALMA m Mormon
According to The Book of Mormon, Alma is the name of two male prophets, commonly known as Alma the Elder and Alma the Younger. Alma the Elder was first seen as a corrupt priest who repented after being taught by the prophet Abinadi... [more]
ALMA f Turkmen
Means "apple" in Turkmen.
ALMABIKÄ f Bashkir
Combination of Bashkir алма (alma) meaning "apple" and бикә (bikä), which is a name element.
ALMAGUL f Karakalpak
Means "apple blossom" in Karakalpak.
ALMAÏDE f Literature (Rare), Norman
Norman feminine name of unknown etymology.... [more]
ALMAN m Dutch
Dutch short form of Adelman.
ALMANA f Lithuanian
Derived from aliai vienas "everyone; every last one" and either manyti "to think; to suppose" or sumanus "quick-witted; astute".
ALMANCH m Chuvash
Chuvash masculine name meaning "tax collector".
ALMANDINE f English (Rare)
The name of a mineral belonging to the garnet group. It is an alteration of the French alabandine, from the Latin alabandina, from the ancient in Caria, Anatolia (modern day Turkey), Alabanda (Αλαβάνδα), which was known for producing dark marbles and garnet-like stones... [more]
ALMANTAS m Lithuanian
The first element of this name is derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one". The second element is either derived from Lithuanian mantus meaning "intelligent" (see Daumantas) or from Lithuanian manta meaning "property, estate" as well as "wealth, riches, fortune".
ALMANTĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Almantas.
ALMANZO m English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Al-Mansur.
ALMAQAH m Near Eastern Mythology
A moon-god and tutelary god of the South Arabian kingdom of Saba.
ALMÁR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Adelmar.
ALMAR m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
ALMARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name from the combination of the name elements ALM "elm" and HER "army." It is the Nordic form of the Old High German name Athalmar and a variant form of Álmgeirr.
ALMATEJA f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Polish (Hellenized, Rare)
Almateja or Almateia is a Polish version of Almatea (Almathea), a character from Greek mythology. This version of the name appears in Greek Myths by Jan Parandowski, a Polish writer and cultural expert.
ALMAZ m & f Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Bashkir, Tatar, Ethiopian, Amharic
Derived from Persian الماس (almâs) meaning "diamond". It is used as a masculine name in Turkic-speaking countries and regions of Russia, while it is feminine in Ethiopia.
Derived from Kyrgyz алмаз (almaz) meaning "diamond" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ALMEDA f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
ALMEDHA f English (Rare, Archaic)
Former Latinization of Welsh Eluned and Eiliwedd.
ALMEDIN m Bosnian
Masculine form of Almedina.
ALMEDINA f Bosnian
Derived from Arabic al "the" and medina "city".
ALMENA f English
Variant of Elmina.
ALMÉRIE f Literature
The name of a character in Jean-Pierre Camus' l'Iphigene (1625).
ALMERINA f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Almerino.
ALMETA f English (Rare)
Probably a variant of Almeda.
ÁLMGEIRR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name, combination of ALM "elm" and GEIR "spear."
ALMILA f Turkish
Derived from Turkish al "red" and elma "apple".
ALMIN m Bosnian
Derived from Arabic الْأَمِين (al-ʾamīn) meaning "the trustworthy".
ALMINA f English
Possibly a diminutive form of Alma or a variant form of Elmina. This name was borne by the English aristocrat Almina, Countess of Carnarvon (1876-1969) - she was the wife of George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923), who was involved in the discovery and excavation of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.
ALMINA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Almin.
ALMINAS m Lithuanian
The first element of this name is derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one". The second element is derived from the Lithuanian verb minėti meaning "to celebrate" as well as "to remember, to commemorate".
ALMINĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Alminas.
ALMINTAS m Lithuanian
The first element of this name is derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one". The second element is derived from the Lithuanian noun mintis meaning "thought", which is related to the Lithuanian verb minti meaning "to remember, to recall".
ALMINTĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Almintas.
ALMIRAH f Maranao, Maguindanao
Feminine form of Al-Amir.
ALMIRENA f Theatre
The name of a character in Georg Friedrich Händel's opera 'Rinaldo' (1711).
ALMO m Italian
Italian form of Almos via its latinized form Almus.
ALMON m English
Variant of Amon used in the 19th century.
ALMONDA f Jewish (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Recorded in England between the 11th and 13th centuries.
ALMOR m Portuguese
Possibly the Portuguese form of Almoratel.
ALMÓÐR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant form of Álfmóðr.
ALMSTEINN m Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse álmr "elm tree" and steinn "stone".
ALMU f Spanish
Diminutive of Almudena.
ALMUCS f Medieval Occitan
This name was borne by Almucs de Castelnòu (c. 1140 – bef. 1184), a trobairitz from a town near Avignon in Provence.
ALMUND m Dutch, German
Short form of Adalmund.
Derived from Arabic منتصر (muntasir) meaning "victor". This is part of the title المنتصر بالله (al-Muntasir bi-llah) meaning "He who triumphs in God", which was the regional title of Abu Ja'far Muhammad, an Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad.
ALMUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄλμος (Almos), which is possibly derived from Greek ἄλμα (alma) meaning "grove", which in turn is apparently related to Greek ἄλσος (alsos) meaning "sacred grove"... [more]
ALMUT f German
Younger form of Adalmut.
ALMVEIG f Ancient Scandinavian
Combination of Old Norse álmr "elm tree" and veig "power", "strength".
ALMYRA f English (Rare)
Variant of Almira, perhaps influenced by Myra.
ALNA f Lithuanian
Either derived from Lithuanian alnė or alnis, dialectal words for elnė "deer" and elnias "roebuck", or a direct adoption of the name of the river Alna (referred to by its Polish name Łyna in English), whose name is derived from Old Prussian... [more]
ALNILAM m & f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic an-niżām, meaning "string of pearls". This is a star in the constellation Orion.
ALNIS m Latvian (Rare)
Directly taken from Latvian alnis "elk, moose".
ALNITAK m & f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic an-niṭāq, meaning "the girdle". This is the name of a star in Orion.
ALNUAR m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon element al meaning "noble" and unknown element nuar.
ALOARA f Ancient Germanic (Lombardic)
Etymology unknown. This was the name of a 10th-century princess regnant of Capua.
ALOBHA f Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Kannada, Indian
MEANING - free from greed or cupidity, moderation, Contentment
ALOBHIN m Sanskrit, Indian, Hindi
MEANING - "free from desires", not-greedy, not desiring
ALOBHINI f Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Indian, Tamil
MEANING - "free from desires", not-greedy. Here अ means not + लोभिनी means greedy, desiring
ALODE f Basque (Rare)
Basque name coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as an equivalent to Alodia.
ALODIE f French (Rare, Archaic), Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Alodia. It is still sometimes used in France today, albeit (very) rarely.
ALOE f English (Modern, Rare)
Aloe is a genus containing over 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or "true aloe", so called because it is cultivated as the standard source of so-called "aloe vera" for assorted pharmaceutical purposes.
ALOEUS m Greek Mythology
Probably derived from Greek ἀλοάω (aloaō), which can mean "to thresh, to tread" as well as "to crush, to smash". In Greek mythology, Aloeus was the son of Poseidon and Canace, and husband to Iphimedeia... [more]
ALOF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German variant of Adolf as well as the West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alef.... [more]
ALOHA f & m Hawaiian (Rare), American
Short form of Kealoha and other Hawaiian names containing aloha meaning "love" or otherwise derived directly from the word.
ʻALOHI f & m Hawaiian
Means "shine, shining" in Hawaiian. Is a diminutive of Alohilani, Alohilohi, and Ke'alohi.
ʻALOHILANI f Hawaiian (Rare)
Means "heavenly brightness" from Hawaiian alohi "shine" and lani "heaven, sky". In Hawaiian myth this was the name of a heavenly land.
ALÒI m Occitan
Occitan form of Éloi.
Dutch variant of Aloysius.
ALOÏS m Dutch
Dutch form of Alois.
ALOÏSE f French (Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Aloys. Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist.
ALOISE f Basque (Modern, Rare)
Coined by Sabino Arana Goiri and Koldo Elizalde as a Basque equivalent of Luisa and Aloisia (via Aloisa).
Czech feminine form of Alois.
Dutch variant of Aloysius.
ALOIZIY m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Aloysius.
ALOIZS m Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Aloysius.
ALOJS m Sorbian
Upper Sorbian form of Aloysius.
ALOJZA f Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of Alojzy.
ALOK m Indian
Alok means divine light in Sanskrit. It also symbolise pure and immense power.... [more]
ALOLA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Aurora.
ALOLITA f Indic, American (Rare)
Of unknown meaning.
ALOM m Mayan Mythology
A Mayan god of the sky, and one of the seven gods who created the world and the humans.
ALOMA f Popular Culture, Theatre
A pseudo-Hawaiian name invented by LeRoy Clemens and John B. Hymer for the title character of their 1925 Broadway play Aloma of the South Seas, which was twice adapted to film, in 1926 and again in 1941... [more]
ALOMA f Catalan (Rare), Literature
This name was used by the medieval writer and philosopher Ramon Llull in his novel Blanquerna (1283), where it belongs to the mother of the main character. Llull possibly based it on the masculine name Alomar (nowadays found as a surname - see Alomar), which derives from the Germanic name Aldemar... [more]
AĻONA f Latvian
Latvian form of Alyona.
ALOÑA f Basque (Rare), Basque Mythology
Taken from the name of a massif on the Basque Mountains range.... [more]
ALONDA f American (Rare)
An invented name which has been consistently used in America since the sixties. Possibly influenced by ALONDRA, YOLANDA, and ALEJANDRA.
ALONI f English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Alani or Alona. This name was given to 23 girls born in the USA in 2010.
ALONTSA f Medieval Basque
Basque feminine form of Alfontso recorded between the 15th and 16th centuries.
ALOPE f Apache
Borne by the first wife of the Apache chief Geronimo (1829-1909), daughter of Noposo, from the Nedni-Chiricahua band of Apache. She and her three children with Geronimo were killed by Mexican raiders.
ALOPE f Greek Mythology
Unknown etymology, although it may be linked to the word ᾰ̓λώπηξ (alṓpēx) meaning "fox".
ALORA f English
Variant of Elora.
ALORAH f English
Variant of Alora.
ALORNERK m & f Inuit, Greenlandic
Means "under-feet" in Inuktitut.
ALORRA f English
Variant of Elora.
ALORUGTAĸ m Greenlandic
Meaning unknown.
ALORUTTAQ m Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Alorugtaĸ.
ALOSIA f English (American)
Possibly a variant of Aloisia, though it is more commonly found as a surname.
ALOTTE f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an elaborated form of Lotte, influenced by Alette or French alouette meaning "lark (songbird)" (see Alouette). This was first documented in Norway in 1780.
ALOUETTA f English (Rare)
Derived from French alouette meaning "lark".
ALOUETTE f English, Popular Culture
From the French word for skylark, a small bird. It is also the name of a popular French Canadian children's song about plucking the feathers off a skylark.
ALOUIS m Dutch
Dutch variant of Aloïs.
Dutch variant of Aloïsius.
ÅLOV f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Álǫf.
ALOXI m Basque
Basque form of name Louis.
ALOYS m Dutch, German, German (Silesian)
German variant and Silesian German form of Alois, and Dutch short form of Aloysius.
ALOYSE f German (Silesian)
Silesian German feminine form of Aloys and Alois (compare Aloysia).
ALOYSE m French (Rare)
French form of Aloysius.
ALOYSIA f German
Feminine form of Aloysius.
ALOYZAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aloysius.
ALPAÏDE f History
This name belonged to the concubine of Pépin II, majordomo of Austrasia.
ALPAN f Etruscan Mythology
The Etruscan goddess of love and the underworld. She belongs to the Lasas and is usually portrayed naked.
ALPANU f Etruscan Mythology
The Etruscan goddess of the underworld, associated with rebirth, revenge, and triumph out of suffering.
Means "heroic lion," from a combination of the Alp and Arslan. This was an honorific title of the second sultan of the Seljuk Empire.
ALPER m Turkish
It is composed of the two words alp ''brave'' or ''hero'' and er ''soldier'' or ''male''. See Alp.
It is composed of the three words alp "brave" or "hero", er "soldier" or "male" and tunga "tiger". A mythical hero who was mentioned in Turkic mythology and the Epic of Alp Er Tunga. The name is sometimes mentioned as the khan of Scythia... [more]
ALPHARD m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic الفرد (al-fard) "the solitary one". Alphard is the brightest star in the constellation Hydra, with no other bright stars near it.
ALPHARDUS m Dutch (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alphard.
ALPHARETTA f English (American, Archaic)
Derived from the name of a suburb in the American city of Atlanta, which itself is derived from Alfarata, the name of a fictional Native American girl in the popular 19th-century parlor song "The Blue Juniata"... [more]
ALPHARITA f Caribbean
This name is best known for being the name of the Cuban-Jamaican singer Rita Marley (b. 1946), who was born as Alpharita Constantia Anderson. She is the widow of the Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley (1945-1981)... [more]
ALPHART m German
German variant of Alphard.
ALPHÉE m French
French form of Alphaeus.