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ALPHÉE m French
French form of Alphaeus.
ALPHEIAIA f Greek Mythology
Epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis which was derived from the name of the river god Alpheios, who loved her. Artemis Alpheiaia was worshipped at Letrini in Elis and on the island of Ortygia near Syracuse; she also shared an altar with Alpheios at Olympia... [more]
ALPHEIOS m Greek Mythology
Derived either from Greek ἀλφή (alphê) meaning "produce, gain, profit" or from Greek ἀλφός (alphos) which meant "whiteness" as well as "white leprosy", a cognate of Albus... [more]
ALPHENOR m Greek Mythology
The first element of this name is not entirely certain, as there are two possible etymologies for it. The first is that it is derived from the Greek noun ἀλφή (alphe) meaning "produce, gain, profit", which is etymologically related to the Greek verb ἀλφάνω (alphano) meaning "to bring in, to yield, to fetch (a price)".... [more]
ALPHERATZ f Astronomy, Filipino (Rare)
Derived from Arabic surrat al-faras ("the navel of the mare"). This is a traditional name of the star Alpha Andromedae in the constellation Andromeda.
ALPHESIBOEA f Greek Mythology
The daughter of Phegeus. She was married to Alcmaeon. This is also the name of several other characters in Greek mythology.
ALPHIA f English (Rare)
Contracted form of Adelphia, which itself is a short form of Philadelphia. However, in some cases, this name is a feminine form of the English masculine name Alfie. A recent example of this is the 18th child born to the Radford family, who were featured in a Channel 4 documentary... [more]
ALPHIE m English (Rare)
Diminutive of Alphard and Alphonso. In some cases, it is also a variant of Alfie.
ALPHINE f English (American, Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Alphaeus or Alphonse.
ALPHONSA f Ancient Germanic
Feminine form of Alphonsus (see Alfonso). This name was chosen by Saint Alphonsa in order to honor Saint Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, C.Ss.R.
ALPHONSOS m Greek, Ancient Germanic (Hellenized)
Original Greek form of Alphonsus (see Alfonso).
ALPHYS f Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the popular RPG game 'Undertale'.
ALPI m Finnish
Finnish variant of Albin.
ALPIINUS m Finnish
Finnish form of Albinus.
ALPINE m & f English
Variant of Alpin or from the English word alpine meaning "of, relating to, or inhabiting mountains, especially above the timber line".
ALPO m Finnish
Finnish variant of Albin or Albert.
ALRAUNE f Literature, German (Rare)
Variant of Alruna, also coinciding with the German word for "mandrake". This is the name of the title character in the novel 'Alraune' (1911) by Hanns Heinz Ewers.
ALREKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of Alaric.
ALREKUR m Icelandic (Rare, Archaic)
Icelandic younger form of Alrekr.
ALRIC m Medieval English
Combination of elements al meaning "noble" and ric "power, ruler."
ALRIGO m Italian
Italian variant of Henry.
ALRIK m Swedish
Modern Swedish form of Old Norse AlríkR.
ALRÍKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly a variant of Alarik, Adalrik or Alfríkr. Alternatively, it may be derived from the Old Norse elements ǫl "ale" and rikr "mighty, distinguished".
ALRÚN f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Alrun.
ALRUN f German (Rare)
Younger form of Adelrun and Albrun.
ALRUNA f German
Of multiple origins.... [more]
ALSA f German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German short form of Aldone.
ALSABELL f Medieval English
Medieval English variant of Isabel via the variant Assabell.
ALSHAIK m Mari
Derived from alashoe, the name of a kind of duck.
ALSI m Medieval English
Combination of Anglo-Saxon element al "noble" and si.
ALSIGE m Anglo-Saxon
Possibly a variant of Ælfsige.
ALSON f Medieval Irish (Anglicized), Anglo-Norman
Anglicized form of Allsún, recorded in late medieval Ireland on women born into English and Anglo-Norman families.
ALSOOMSE f Siksika, Native American
Means "independent" in Siksika.
ALSTAN m Medieval English
Medieval form of any of the Old English names Æðelstan, Ælfstan, Ealdstan or Ealhstan.
ALSTON m English
From a surname which was either from the medieval personal name Alstan or from various English places called Alston or Alstone. They are composed of an Old English personal name combined with the element tun "settlement" (for example, Alstone means "Ælfsige's settlement"), with the exception of Alston in Cumbria, which is formed with the Old Norse personal name Hálfdan.
ALSU f Russian, Tatar
Means "scarlet water" or "rose-colored water" in Tatar.
ALSVARTR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic name elements allr "all, everybody, entire" and svartr "black". This is the name of a giant in Norse Mythology.
ALSVID m Norse Mythology
Means "all-swift; very fast" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology this is the name of one of the horses that pulls the Sun.
ALSVIÐR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ala "entire, all" and svinnr "fast, clever". In Norse mythology this is the name of both a jotunn and one of Sól's horses.
ALTAANA f Yakut
Derived from Yakut алтан (altan) meaning "copper".
ALTADONNA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Italian alta, the feminine form of the adjective alto, meaning "high; deep; big; towering; elevated" and, when used in a poetic context, "grand; sublime; noble" and donna "woman; lady".
ALTAF m & f Arabic, Pakistani
Meaning "kindness."
ALTAGRACIA f Spanish
Means "high grace", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia meaning "Our Lady of High Grace". She is considered the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.
ALTAÍR f Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish form of Altair.
ALTAIRA f English (Modern, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
The name of a character in the classic 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. Altaira Morbius was the daughter of the scientist and space voyager Dr. Edward Morbius. The name Altaira is derived from Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle (Aquila).
ALTALUNA f Medieval Italian
Derived from Italian alta, the feminine form of the adjective alto, meaning "high; deep; big; towering; elevated" and, when used in a poetic context, "grand; sublime; noble" and luna "moon".... [more]
ALTALUNE f Popular Culture
Possibly a variant of Altaluna. ... [more]
ALTAMIRO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Literature
This name is either a variant form of Aldemaro or derived from the Spanish locational surname Altamira, which takes its name from a place called Altamiros or Altamira. Both mean "high view" in Spanish, as they consist of the words alta meaning "high" and mira meaning "view, sight"... [more]
ALTAN m & f Mongolian, Medieval Turkic
Meaning, "golden" or "red dawn."
ALTANA f Kalmyk, Buryat
Derived from Kalmyk алтн (altn) meaning "gold".
ALTANBAATAR m Mongolian
Means "golden hero" from Mongolian алтан (altan) meaning "golden" combined with баатар (baatar) meaning "hero".
ALTANCHIMEG f Mongolian
Means "gold ornament" in Mongolian.
ALTANDÖL m & f Mongolian
Means "golden flame" in Mongolian.
ALTANDUKH m & f Mongolian
Means "golden forehead" in Mongolian.
ALTANGEREL f & m Mongolian
Means "golden light" in Mongolian.
ALTANKHUYAG m Mongolian
Means "golden armour" in Mongolian.
ALTANNAMAR m & f Mongolian
Means "golden autumn" in Mongolian.
ALTANNAVCH m & f Mongolian
Means "golden leaf" in Mongolian.
ALTAPASQUA f Medieval Italian
Likely derived from Italian alta, the feminine form of the adjective alto, meaning "high; deep; big; towering; elevated" and, when used in a poetic context, "grand; sublime; noble" and pasqua "Easter".
ALTÁRIEL f Literature
Quenya form of Galadriel.
AL'TARIQ m African American
Combination of the prefix Al- and the name Tariq.
ALTAUTAS m Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one" combined with Baltic tauta meaning "people, nation" (see Vytautas).
ALTAUTĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Altautas.
ALTBERN m Medieval Dutch
Names in the Low Countries before 1150
ALTBORA m Medieval Dutch
Name in Low Countries before 1150
ALTBURG f German (Rare)
Created from the German name elements ALT "old, ancient" and BURG "protected place, castle".
ALTEMUR m Turkish
Means "red iron" in Turkish.
ALTERIA f Medieval Italian
Feminine form of Altero.
ALTES m Greek Mythology
A Lelegian king who resided at Pedasus, which was situated in or near the Troad. According to Homer's Iliad Altes was the father of Laothoe, one of the many wives (or concubines) of King Priam... [more]
ALTFRID m Medieval German, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements ALT "old" and FRID "piece".
ALTFRIED m German
German form of Aldfrid.
ALTFRIT m Medieval Dutch
Name in Low Countries before 1150
ALTHA f American
Variant of Althea.
ALTHAEMENES m Greek Mythology
The son of Catreus and brother to Apemosyne, Aeropa, and Clymene.
ALTHAM m English
Transferred use of the surname Altham. A locational name from the parish and village of Altham on the river Henburn in North East Lancashire.
ALTHEDA f American (Rare), Literature
Possibly a blend of Althea and Theda.... [more]
ALTHÉE f French (Rare)
French form of Althea.
ALTHIA f English
Variant of Althea.
ALÞJÓFR m Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse ala "all, entire" and þjófr "thief". This is the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
ALTIE f English
Diminutive of Althea and other names beginning with Alt-.
ALTIN m Turkish, Albanian
Derived from Old Turkic altun meaning "gold".
ALTINAI f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Variant transcription of Altynai.
ALTINAÏ f French (Rare)
Variant transcription of Altinai.... [more]
ALTIN-ARIĞ m Shor
Means "clean and gold" in Shor.
ALTINAY f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Alternative transcription of Altynai.
ALTINÇÄÇ f Tatar
Derived from Tatar altın meaning "gold" and çäç meaning "hair".
ALTJIRA m Indigenous Australian Mythology
The sky father of the Aranda tribes of Central Australia, Altjira is looked on as the god of the Alchera, the dream time.
ALTMAN m Dutch, German
Variant of Aldman.
ALTN f Kalmyk
Means "gold" in Kalmyk, ultimately from Proto-Turkic *altun.
ALTNA f Kalmyk
Means "golden" in Kalmyk.
ALTO m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus 'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton.
ALTONIO m English (Rare)
Possibly a bona fide variant of Antonio influenced by the name Alto.
ALTONITA f English
Feminine form of Altonio.
ALTOORA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Altôra.
ALTÔRA f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Halldóra.
ALTSIONA f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Alcyone.
ALTY m Turkmen (Rare)
Means "six" in Turkmen.
ALTYNAI f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "golden moon", derived from Kazakh and Kyrgyz алтын (altyn) meaning "gold" combined with ай (ay) "moon".
ALTYNAY f Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Variant transcription of Altynai.
ALTYNBAY m Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Kazakh алтын (altyn) meaning "gold" combined with бай (bay) meaning "rich, wealthy".
ALTYNBEK m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Kazakh and Kyrgyz алтын (altyn) meaning "gold, golden" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ALTYNBIKE f Tatar
Derived from алтын (altyn) meaning "golden" and бикэ (bike) meaning "princess".
ALTYNCHAS m Mari
Means "golden haired", ultimately from Tatar.
ALTYNGUL f Kazakh
Derived from Kazakh алтын (altyn) meaning "golden" combined with гүл (gül) meaning "flower".
ALTYNSHASH f Kazakh
Means "golden hair" from Kazakh алтын (altyn) meaning "gold" combined with шаш (shash) meaning "hair".
ALTZABEHETI f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
ALTZAI f Basque (Rare)
From the name of a town in the Basque region of France.
ALUA f Kazakh
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet" or "nice, charming".
ALUBERI m New World Mythology
The great spirit of the Arawak of Guyana.
ALUCARD m Popular Culture
The name Dracula spelled backwards. Though regularly featured in (animated) films, notably 'Son of Dracula' (1943), it is perhaps best known in more recent times from Kouta Hirano's 'Hellsing' manga and the 'Castlevania' video games.
ALUE m Ancient Hebrew
Alue is the Hebrew for Adored and has been given usually to the fairest male in the family origins for this name predate the bible and has been carried by word of mouth as a pet name.
ALUERTA f Medieval Basque
Possibly a feminine form of Albar.
ALUIGI m Italian
Variant of Aloisio (see Aloysius).
ALULA f Chamorro
Means "hasten" in Chamorro.
ALULF m Medieval English
Combination of al "noble" and ulf "wolf."
ALULIM m Sumerian
Means "stag" in Sumerian. This was the name of the first king of Sumer.
ALULUEI m Polynesian Mythology
On the Caroline Islands the god of knowledge and navigation. He is the son of Palulop.
ALUMA f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Possibly from the (medieval) Hebrew word אֲלוּמָה (aluma) meaning "strong, brave" (which, in modern Hebrew, sounds like the word אֲלֻמָּה (alma) "sheaf"). It is sometimes associated with the word עלמה (alma) "a young girl, a damsel".
ALUNA f English
Combination of the prefix a with Luna.
ALUONA f Lithuanian
Direct adoption of the name of the river Aluona whose name is derived from alėti "to flow; to run (referring to water); to trickle; to drip".
ALURA f English (Modern, Rare)
Adaptation of the word allure to resemble Alora.
ALURED m Manx, English
This is a Manx name, said to be a cognate of Alfred via its latinized form Aluredus, a variant of Alvredus.... [more]
ALUSIA f Polish
Diminutive of Alicja, Alina, Aldona, Aleksandra or other names beginning with Al-.
ALUSIAN m Bulgarian
Tsar of Bulgaria for short time in 1041. One night, during dinner, Alusian took advantage of Peter II's inebriation, and cut off his nose and blinded him with a kitchen knife in 1041. Since Alusian was of the blood of Samuel, he was quickly proclaimed emperor in Peter II's place by his troops.
ALUXA f Classic Mayan
Light or star in Ancient Mayan of Mexico
AL-ʻUZZĀ f Near Eastern Mythology
The ancient Arabian goddess of might, protection and love. Her name is derived from al-‘Azīz meaning "the mighty".
ÁLVÁ f Sami
Sami form of Alva.
ÄLVA f Swedish (Modern)
Variant of Elva (2) or derived from Swedish älva "fairy".
ALVAIDAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
The first element of this name is derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one". The second element is derived from the old Lithuanian verb vaidyti meaning "to visit, to appear", which is related to the modern Lithuanian verb vaidentis meaning "to haunt" as well as "to appear, to see"... [more]
ALVALDR m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse ala "all, entire" and valdr "ruler, mighty one".
ALVAMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possible corruption of Alvina, oddly seems to be exclusively a masculine.
ALVAN m Biblical Hebrew
In Genesis 36:23, Alvan is the eldest son of Shobal and a descendant of Seir the Horite. In 1 Chronicles 1:40 he is called Alian.
ALVANOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of Albanos.
ÀLVAR m Catalan
Catalan form of Alfher (see Álvaro).
ÁLVARA f Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Álvaro.
ALVARD f Armenian
Derived from Armenian ալ (al) mean "bright red" and վարդ (vard) meaning "rose".
ALVAREZ m American (Rare)
From a surname meaning "son of Álvaro".
ALVARITA f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvara.
ALVARITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Álvaro. A known bearer of this name is the Spanish retired soccer player Álvaro Rodríguez Ros (b. 1936), who is commonly known as Alvarito.
ALVARO m Italian
Italian form of Álvaro.
ALVART f Armenian
Variant of Alvard.
ÁLVDIS f Faroese
Faroese form of Alfdís.
ALVDIS f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Alfdís.
ALVE m Swedish
Swedish variant of Alf.
ALVÉR m Ancient Scandinavian
Variant of Ǫlvér, or possibly derived from allr "all, entire" and vér "fighter" or aluh "temple" and vér.
ALVER m Ancient Scandinavian, Estonian, Old Swedish
Old Swedish and younger form of AlvéR and Old Norse variant of Alfr.
ALVÈRA f Occitan
Occitan cognate of Elvira. Sainte Alvère (Senta Alvèra in Occitan) was a martyr from the Dordogne region in France.
ALVERADIS f Medieval German, Medieval Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements alf "elf" and ræd "counsel" (compare Alfred).
ALVERDINE f English
Apparently a feminized form of Alfred via the Latin Alvredus. 'Used from time to time in the 19th century, and has been noted in the 20th century as Alvedine.'
ALVEREY m English
Medieval form of Aubrey or Avery.
ALVERN m & f English
Possibly a variant of Alfbern or related to the Latin vernus "spring" (see: Verna).
ALVERNE m English
Derived from the Manor of Alverton on the west side of Penzance in Cornwall. The first person with this name is likely to be Edward Alverne Bolitho born 1842.
ALVERTOS m Greek
Modern Greek spelling of Albertos, which is an older Greek form of Albert.
ALVERZH m Medieval Breton
Medieval Breton variant of Alberzh.
ALVES m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Alves.
ALVEVA f Medieval English
Medieval English form of Ælfgifu.
ALVEY m English
Transferred use of the surname Alvey.
ALVFINN m Norwegian (Archaic)
Archaic Norwegian form of Alffinnr.
ALVFINNA f Norwegian
Modern variant of Alffinna.
ÁLVFINNUR m Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Alffinnr.
ÁLVGERÐ f Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Alfgerðr
ALVGJERD f Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Alfgerðr.
ALVHEID f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Alfheiðr.
ÁLVHEIÐUR f Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Alfheiðr.
ALVI m Finnish
Finnish variant of Albin.
ALVI m Chechen
Chechen form of Ali (1).
ALVIA m American
Possible variant of the second sense of Alva stemming from Alvah.
ALVIE m English
Diminutive of Alvin.
ALVIINA f Finnish
Variant of Adolfiina or feminine variant of Alf.
ALVILAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one" combined with Baltic vil meaning "hope" (see Viltautas).
ALVILĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Alvilas.
ALVIM m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Alvin.
ALVĪNA f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Alwina.
ALVINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of the Germanic name Alwin (and in some cases also of the English name Alvin). Also compare Elvinas.
ALVINOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of Albinos.
ALVIRA f English, Urdu
Variant of Alvera.
ALVISA f Venetian
Feminine form of Alvise.
ALVLAUG f Norwegian (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian younger form of Alflaug.
ALVNY f Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Alfný.
ÁLVUR m Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Alfr.
ALVY m English
Diminutive of Alvin.
ALVYDA f Lithuanian
Variant form of Alvydė.
ALVYDAS m Lithuanian
Means "all-seeing" or "to see everything", derived from Lithuanian al meaning "everything, every last one" combined with Baltic vyd meaning "to see" (see Vytautas).... [more]
ALVYDĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Alvydas.
ALWARD m Medieval English
Combination of elements al "noble" and ward "guard."
ALWART m Dutch
Dutch form of Alaward.
ALWEN f Welsh
Adoption of the name of a Welsh river in Clwyd. The origin and meaning of this river's name are uncertain; current theories, however, include a derivation from Proto-Celtic *al(aun)o- "nourishing".
ALWENA f Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include an adoption of the Welsh name (which is unlikely as the Breton name seems to be older than the Welsh name in question), a younger form of Breton Alc'houen and a variant of Anglo-Norman Alfwena.
ALWIĠI m Maltese
Maltese form of Aloysius.
ALWINA f Dutch, German
Feminine form of Alwin.
ALWULF m Medieval English
Combination of elements al "noble" and wulf "wolf."
ALY f English
Variant of Ally (1).
ALY m Arabic
Variant transcription of Ali.
ALYAKKI m Chuvash
Chuvesh form of Alexander.
ALYAKSANDR m Belarusian
Variant transcription of Aliaksandr.
ALYAKSANDRA f Belarusian
Variant transcription of Aliaksandra.
ALYANA f English
Variant of Aliana.
ALYANNA f Filipino
Variant of Aliana.
ALYAS m & f English (American)
Variant of Alias.
ALYAXEY m Belarusian
Variant transcription of Aliaksei.
ALYDA f English
Variant of Alida.
ALYDEA f ?
Variant of Alethea.
ALYDIA f English (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the prefix a with Lydia.
ALYHA f English
Variant of Aaliyah.
ALYIA f English
Variant of Aaliyah.
ALYIAH f English
Variant of Aaliyah.
ALYKSANDR m Ossetian, Abkhaz
Ossetian and Abkhaz form of Alexander.
ALYN f & m English
Variant of Allyn.
ALYNA f English
Variant of Alina.
ALYNE f French, Arthurian Romance
Variant of Aline. It appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', where it belongs to a daughter of Pellinore who commits suicide after her lover is killed.
ALYOK m Mordvin
Mordvin form of Alexander.
ALYONKA f Russian
Variant of Alyona.
ALYONNE f Provençal (Archaic)
Possibly a feminine form of Hélion.
ALYPIA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Alypios. This name was borne by a 5th-century Roman noblewoman, the daughter of Western Roman Emperor Anthemius.
ALYPIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alypios. A known bearer of this name was Alypius the Stylite, an ascetic saint from the 7th century AD.
ALYPOS m Ancient Greek
The literal meaning of this name is "no grief" or "not sad", and as such, one could say that it actually means "happy". Derived from the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with Greek λύπη (lype) meaning "grief, pain, sorrow"... [more]
ALYPUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Alypos. This was the name of a sculptor from ancient Greece.
ALYSABETH f English
Variant of Elizabeth, influenced by Alyssa.