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AMASIANUS m Late Roman
Extended form of Amasius
. This name was borne by an obscure saint from the 1st century AD, who was the very first bishop of the Italian coastal city of Taranto.
AMASIS m Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized), History
Variant form of Άμωσις (Amosis)
, which is the hellenized form of the ancient Egyptian name IaH-ms
meaning "son of Iah". It is composed of the name of the Egyptian god Iah
combined with the word mes
"son" or mesu
"be born"... [more]
AMASIUS m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ἀμασιος (Amasios)
, which is probably either a Greek variant form of Amasis
or of Amasias
. The former appears to be the more likely of the two, due to the historically close trade relations between Greece and Egypt... [more]
AMASJA m & f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Amaziah
. This name has always been extremely rare in the Netherlands and was also an exclusively masculine name until around the '60s of the 20th century. Around that time, the name also began to be used on females, due to the fact that the name's appearance and pronunciation is quite similar to that of Slavic feminine names like Anja
, all of which were commonly used in the Netherlands at the time.... [more]
AMASTAN m Tuareg
Means "protector, defender" in Tuareg, derived from the Tamazight root esten
meaning "to protect, to defend".
AMAT AL-ALEEM f Arabic
Means "maidservant of the omniscient" from Arabic أمة ال (amat al) meaning "maidservant of the" combined with عليم (alim) meaning "omniscient".
AMAT AL-RAZZAK f Arabic
Means "maidservant of the all-provider" from Arabic أمة ال (amat al) meaning "maidservant of the" and رزاق (razzāq) "provider, sustainer". In Islamic tradition, الرزاق (ar-Razzāq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
AMATERRAHMANE f Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Means "maidservant of the merciful" from Arabic أمة ال (amat al) meaning "maidservant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
AMATHAUNTA f Near Eastern Mythology
In Sumerian mythology she is the goddess of the ocean, possibly related to Poseidon
. She was also worshipped by Sumerian immigrants in Egypt which lead to some believing her to be an Egyptian goddess... [more]
AMATIS f Literature
The name of Luke Garroway's sister in the book series "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare (Amatis Herondale). Also means "you love" (pl) in Latin.
AMATO f & m Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama
) meaning "heaven, sky" combined with 斗 (to
), which refers to a Chinese constellation. Other kanji combinations are possible.
AMAYO f Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heavens, sky" combined with 世 (yo) meaning "world, society" or 代 (yo) meaning "generation". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AMAZAT m Tatar
Means "greatness" in Tatar, originally taken from Arabic azamat
AMAZIGH m Berber, Northern African
Derived from the Central Atlas Tamazight word ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Amaziɣ)
, which is the self-designation of the Berber (Amazigh) people of North Africa. The name itself is of unknown meaning, though folk etymologies claim the meaning of "free-man", deriving from Taznatit (Gurara) aze
meaning "to be strong" and Tamasheq (a variety of Turareg) jeɣeɣ
meaning "to be brave"... [more]
AMAZING f & m American
From the English word amazing
, "Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder". From Old English āmasian
AMBA f Indian
Means "mother" in Sanskrit. In Indian mythology, Amba is an epithet of Parvati
AMBARTO m Literature
Means "upwards-exalted" in Quenya. In Tolkien's Legendarium this is the mother-name of Amrod
AMBIKA f Hinduism, Indian
Possibly means "dear mother" in Sanskrit. Ambika is a feminine personification of the Hindu goddess Durga
and also another name for Parvati
AMBIORIX m Ancient Celtic, History
Continental Celtic name, derived from Celtic ambio
"enclosure" (or ambi
"around, about" or ambitio
"rich") combined with Celtic rix
"king." This was the name of one of the two kings of a Gaulish tribe called the Eburones, who was famous for revolting against Julius Caesar in 54 BC (which eventually led to the extermination of the Eburones).
AMBRACIA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
In Greek mythology Ambracia was the daughter of Melaneus, son of Apollo and Oechalia. The ancient Greek city of Ambracia in Epirus was named after her.
AMBRANSH m Indian
The history of the name "Ambransh" is none. its is the name that got deprived when two lovely parents of his decided to combine their names, Amber and Ansh, and ambransh was created. It is the only name in the world
AMBRIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Allegedly means "energy of God" in Hebrew. In Jewish and Christian mythology, this is the name of an angel associated with the zodiacal sign of Gemini and the month of May. It was found engraved on a Hebrew amulet for warding off evil.
AMBROS m German
German form of Ambrose
. A known bearer of this name was the Austrian composer Ambros Rieder (1771-1855).
AMBROSINUS m Literature, Popular Culture
This is the latinized name of Merlin
in the novel "The Last Legion" written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (b. 1943), but also in the 2007 film based on the book. In the novel, his full name is Meridius Ambrosinus
(while his original Gaelic name is Myrddin Emrys
), but he is usually referred to as simply Ambrosinus.
AMBUJA f Hindi
Means "lotus", ultimately from अंबु (ambu)
AMDÍR m Literature
Possibly means "hope" or "looking up" in Sindarin. In 'Tolkien's Legendarium' this is the name of an elf, the King of Lórien. He was also called Malgalad
AME m West Frisian
West Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element amal
"work". However, there are also instances where it is a short form of names of which the second element starts with an 'm' - the name Adelmar
is a good example of that.
AMEKUSHIN-OTOME-ŌANKAMI f Far Eastern Mythology
An alternative name for the Okinawan creator goddess Amanchuu
. Her name is derived from 天 (ame)
meaning "heavens, sky", 久 (kyu)
meaning "a long time", 神 (shin)
meaning "spirit, deity", 乙女 (otome)
meaning "daughter, maiden, virgin", 王 (ō)
meaning "king", 御 (here read as 'an')
, an honourific particle, and 神 (kami)
meaning "spirit, deity".
AMELEKI m Mormon
Nephite record keeper (c. 130 BC) and also a seeker of Zeniff's people (c. 121 BC).
AMELIORA f English
From the word ameliorate, which means "to make something better."
AMENA f Arthurian Romance
The name of a queen helped by Sir Gawain's son Wigalois in an Arthurian romance written by German knight Wirnt von Grafenberg in the early years of the 13th century. Its origin is uncertain; some scholars argue that it might be an adoption of Arabic Amina
, while others theorize a derivation from Spanish ameno
"delightful" (see Amoena
AMENA f Japanese
From Japanese 飴 (ame
) meaning "candy" combined with 奈 (na
) meaning "apple tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AMENAGHAWON f & m Western African, Edo
Literally translated to "the water you shall drink" in Edo, from the proverb Amen na gha won ighi le se omwan rhae
, meaning "the water you shall drink will surely come to be", implying that what is destined to be, will be.
AMENEMHAT m Ancient Egyptian
is in front" in Coptic. This was the name of many men in ancient Egyptian history, including eight pharaohs.
AME-NO-UZUME f Japanese Mythology
Japanese goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry. Her name is derived from 天 (ame)
meaning "sky, heavens", 宇 (u)
meaning "roof, eaves, house" or "the whole world", 受 (zu)
meaning "accept" and 売 (me)
meaning "sell", or 鈿
meaning "ornamental hairpen" and 女 (me)
AMENY m Ancient Egyptian
Likely a diminutive derived ultimately from AMUN
. Ameny Qemau was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period. He ruled for about two years over most of Egypt, from c.1793 BCE to c.1791 BCE... [more]
ÁMÉÓHNÉ'E f Cheyenne
Means "walks along woman", from Cheyenne -ameohe
"go by quickly" and -e'é
indicating the feminine.
AMERI f Japanese
From Japanese 亜 (a
) meaning "second, Asia", 芽 (me
) meaning "bud, sprout, shoot" combined with 理 (ri
) meaning "reason, logic". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AMERIA f Japanese
From Japanese 阿 (a
) meaning "big mound", 芽 (me
) meaning "bud, sprout, shoot", 莉 (ri
) meaning "white jasmine, Asian pear" combined with 阿 (a
), again meaning "big mound"... [more]
AMERICAN m American
meaning "a citizen of the U.S." Possibly given in reference of being an American.
AMESTRIS f Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Ionic Greek variant of Άμαστρις (Amāstris)
, the Hellenized form of an Old Persian name, perhaps from a hypothetic name like *Amāstrī-
(composed of the elements *ama-
"strength, strong" and *strī-
AMEWUSIKA f Ewe
Means "people are more valuable than material things" in Ewe.
AMEYA m Indian
Ameya is a Sanskrit word/name which literally translates to "the one without any dirt". This can mean either "pure" or "innocent". Another commonly interpreted meaning of this name is, "boundless" or "magnanimous"... [more]
AMFILOCHIOS m Greek (Rare)
Modern Greek form of Amphilochios
. A notable bearer of this name is the Greek saint Amfilochios of Patmos (1889-1970), whose name is usually written as Amphilochios in non-Greek sources.
AMHERST m & f American
Name of a town in Massachusetts, and name of a college, UMass Amherst.
AMIA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Amaya
, a diminutive of any name beginning with Am
-, or derived from the Latin amor
meaning "love" or a feminine form of Amias
AMIC m Gascon
Gascon form of Amicus
as well as a direct adoption of Gascon amic
AMIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Variant of Ammiel
. Occurs in the Book of Numbers 13:12: Amiel, who represented the tribe of Dan, was one of the twelve spies sent out by Moses to survey the land of Canaan.
AMIGAAT m & f Bandial
Means "He/she has a skinny leg" in Banjal (also known as Gújjolaay Eegimaa).
AMIKA f Japanese
From Japanese 亜 (a
) meaning "second, Asia", 美 (mi
) meaning "beautiful" combined with 香 (ka
) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AMIKAM m Jewish
Means "my people has risen up" in Hebrew. This is a modern name.