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ABULKHAIR m Arabic, Kazakh, Maranao
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father (of)" combined with خَيْر (ḵayr)
meaning "goodness, good".
ABUMUSLIM m Chechen
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father" combined with مُسْلِم (muslim)
meaning "Muslim, follower of Islam".
ABUNDANCE f English (Puritan, Rare)
From the English word, ultimately from Latin abundantia
"fullness, plenty". This name was used in the 17th century by Puritans, referring to the abundance of God's blessings.
ABUNDANTIA f Roman Mythology, Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Abundantius
. She was the Roman personification of abundance, prosperity and good fortune, portrayed as distributing grain and money from a cornucopia. (The mythological character has survived in French folklore as Lady Hobunde.) The name was also borne by an Italian saint martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian
ABUNDANTIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin abundans
"overflowing, abundant". This was the name of several Christian saints.
ABUNDIUS m Late Roman
From Latin abundiantus
"abundant, plentiful". This was the name of several early saints.
ABUSE-NOT f English (Puritan)
In reference to 1 Corinthians 9:18, "What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my right in the gospel."
ABUSOLT m Chechen
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father of" combined with the title سُلْطَان (sulṭān)
meaning "Sultan, king, ruler".
ABUTO f Luo
Means "I have hidden" in Luo.
ABUYAZID m Chechen
From Arabic أبو (ʾabū)
meaning "father" and زَادَ (zāda)
"to add, to increase".
ABYLAY m Kazakh
Combination of Abyl
with the Kazakh noun ай (ay)
meaning "moon". As such, the meaning of this name is basically "father of the moon".... [more]
ABZYAN f Udmurt
Derived from Arabic أَب (ab)
meaning "father" and Persian جان (jan)
ACACALLIS f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
This was a word for the narcissus flower used in Crete. It is said to mean "unwalled" in Greek, possibly from the Greek negative prefix α (a)
with an element related to ἀκή (ake)
"point, edge"... [more]
ACADEMUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάδημος (Akademos)
, which apparently meant "of a silent district". This was the name of a legendary Athenian hero of the Trojan War tales, whose estate (six stadia from Athens) was the enclosure where Plato
taught his school... [more]
ACAMAR m & f Astronomy
Derived from Arabic Ākhir an-nahr
, meaning "end of the river". This is the traditional name of the star Theta Eridani in the constellation Eridanus
ACAMAS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Means "unwearying." Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάμας (Akamas)
. In Greek mythology, Acamas was the son of Theseus
. He took part in the Trojan War and was one of the men who hid inside the Trojan horse and was thus smuggled into the city.
ACAN m Mayan Mythology
Means "groan". This is the name of the Mayan God of wine and celebration.
ACAR f & m Turkish
Means "fearless" or "clever" in Turkish.
ACARIO m Italian (Archaic)
From Latin acharis
meaning "ungrateful". It is known because of Saint Acario di Noyon e Turnai.
ACARIUS m Late Roman
Name of a saint, Saint Acarius
who was bishop of Doornik and Noyon.
ACARNAN m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκαρνάν (Akarnan)
, which is derived from Greek ἀκαρνάν (akarnan)
, which is said to mean "laurel", but can also refer to a kind of thistle. In Greek mythology, Acarnan was the son of Alcmaeon
ACASTE f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἂκαστη (Akaste)
, which is the feminine form of Akastos
). This name is borne by two characters in Greek mythology. One was a companion of Persephone
, the other nursed the children of king Acastus of Argos.
ACASTUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκαστος (Akastos)
, which is derived from Greek ἄκαστος (akastos)
meaning "maple tree, maple wood". In Greek mythology, Acastus was the king of Iolcus, the oldest son of Pelias
ACCALIA f Roman Mythology (?), English (Rare)
According to questionable sources, such as baby name books and websites, this was another name for Acca, the human foster-mother of Romulus and Remus in Roman legend, also known as Acca Larentia (see Acca
ACCIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen perhaps meaning "a call, summons" or "of Acca". A notable bearer was the tragic poet Lucius Accius.
ACCO m Gaulish, History
Derived from Gaulish *acu-
"swift, quick, fast". Acco was a chief of the Senones in Gaul, who induced his countrymen to revolt against Julius Caesar in 53 BC.
ACCOLON m Arthurian Romance
Of uncertain origin. Sir Accolon is a character in Arthurian legends, possibly first appearing in the Post-Vulgate 'Suite du Merlin' (c.1230-40). He is a knight from Gaul and the paramour of Morgan le Fay, who uses him as an unwitting participant in a plot against her half-brother Arthur; sensing the deception, Arthur defeats Accalon in battle... [more]
ACESO f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ἀκεσώ (Akeso)
, derived from ἄκεσις (akesis)
meaning "healing, curing". She was the Greek goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness); unlike her sister Panakeia (Panacea
), Aceso personified the process of a curing rather than the cure itself.
ACESON m English (Modern, Rare)
Either a modern, phonetic respelling of Aeson
or, more likely, an elaboration of Ace
by modelling it on surnames like Jackson, etc. Possibly from the surname Acheson, an Anglo-Scots origin name with Norman antecedents... [more]
ACESTES m Greek Mythology
A hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill Acestes shot his arrow with such force that it took fire. He helped Aeneas
when the latter arrived on Sicily after his wanderings.
ACESTOR m Greek Mythology
Comes from the surname Acestor
, which was the surname for Apollo
which characterises him as the god of the healing art, or in general as the averter of evil.
ACHA f Japanese
From Japanese 空 (a
) meaning "sky" combined with 侘 (cha
) meaning "disappointed, forlorn". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ACHAEA f English
From a region of Greece that has existed since ancient times.
ACHAGUL f Uzbek
Derived from acha
meaning "mother, grandmother" and gul
meaning "flower, rose".
ACHAIA f Greek Mythology, English (Rare)
Of uncertain etymology, possibly derived from Greek ἄχος (achos)
meaning "grief, pain, distress" (also see Achaios
). This was an Attic and Boeotian epithet of the goddess Demeter, possibly used in reference to her grief for the loss of her daughter Persephone.... [more]
ACHAIOS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The meaning of this name is a little uncertain; it may have been derived from Greek αχος (achos)
meaning "grief, pain, woe" (also see Achilles
). It is also interesting to note that there is the Greek word achaia
, which was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter
ACHAN f Dinka
Means "female child in the first pair of twins" in Dinka.
ACHASANAM f Uzbek
Derived from acha
meaning "mother, grandmother" and sanam
meaning "idol, beautiful woman".
ACHATES m Roman Mythology, Greek Mythology
Perhaps derived from the name of a river in Sicily, Italy, or from the name of the type of rock often found there. This is the name of two separate characters in Roman and Greek mythology.
ACHEFLOW f Arthurian Romance
Variant of Acheflour
, which is probably a corruption of Blancheflour
) meaning "white flower" in Old French. In the Middle English romance 'Sir Perceval of Galles', Acheflour was the sister of King Arthur and mother of Perceval
ACHELOIS f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Achelôios
). In Greek myth this was the name of a minor moon goddess as well as a general name for water nymphs and an epithet of the Sirens (as the daughters of Achelous).
ACHERNAR m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic ākhir an-nahr
, meaning "the end of the river". This is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus
ACHERON m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἄχεα ῥέων (áchea rhéōn)
meaning "the stream of woe". Also compare Greek αχος (achos)
meaning "pain". Some consider the aforementioned meaning to be folk etymology, saying that instead the name might be derived from Greek acherousai
meaning "marsh-like water"... [more]
ACHIEL m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Achilles
via its French form Achille
. Known bearers of this name include Belgian politician and prime minister Achiel Van Acker (1898-1975), Belgian painter Achiel Van Sassenbrouck (1886-1979) and Belgian cyclist Achiel Buysse (1918-1984).
ACH'IK f Armenian
Derived from the diminutive form of աչ (ačʿ)
, a poetic term meaning "eye".
ACHIKE m Igbo
Means "take the things of the world easy" in Igbo.
ACHILLEA f Italian
Feminine form of Achille
. It is also the botanical name of the genus of flowering plants (Yarrow).
ACHIROË f Greek Mythology
Etymology unknown, perhaps related to ἄχος (akhos)
meaning "distress, grief" and ρόη (rhoe)
meaning "flow, stream, river".
ACHIROPITA f Italian (Rare)
Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Maria Santissima Achiropita
, this name is typically and predominantly found in the province of Cosenza, in the Calabria region in Southern Italy.
ACHITOPHEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "my brother is foolish" or "brother of foolishness" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew ach
"brother" and aph'el
"to act foolishly". In the bible, this was the name of one of King David's most trusted advisors.
ACHIYAKU f Quechua
Means "clear water, luminous water", from Quechua yaku
ACHLYS f Greek Mythology
Means "death-mist, mist-over-eyes" in Greek. In Greek mythology Achlys was the personification of misery and sadness as well as daemon
of the "death-mist", i.e., the clouding over of the eyes preceding death... [more]
ACHSA f Biblical Latin
Variant of Achsah
used in some versions of the Old Testament, including the Vulgate and the Douay-Rheims Bible. It was borne by American spiritualist Achsa W. Sprague (1827-1862), a popular trance medium lecturer in the 1850s.
ACHSAH f Biblical, English (Puritan)
Means "anklet, bangle" in Hebrew (presumably echoic of the click of a moving anklet). In the Old Testament, Achsah is the daughter of Caleb
. It has occasionally been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
ACHVA f Hebrew
Means "fraternity, comradeship, brotherhood" in Hebrew.
ACILIUS m Ancient Roman
Means "wit, sharp" in Ancient Latin from the word aciēs
itself derived from the Ancient Greek word ἀκή (ake
) with the same meaning.
ACLIMA f Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In some religious traditions, this is the name of the first human female born, a daughter of Adam and Eve.
ACOETES m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκοίτης (Akoites)
meaning "bedfellow, husband". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including the helmsman of a ship that landed on the island of Naxos, where some of the sailors found a beautiful sleeping boy and brought him on board with them... [more]
ACONY f English (Rare)
From the Hitchiti word oconee
meaning "water eyes of the hills", which lent itself to the name of a wildflower found in the Appalachians Mountains, Acony Bell
ACORAN m Guanche Mythology
In the mythology of the Guanches indigenous to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, this was the name of the supreme god meaning "sustainer, he who sustains". It is probably a cognate of the name used for the supreme god on the Canarian island of Tenerife, Achamán
, which is said to mean "the skies" in the extinct Guanche language... [more]
ACORN f Romani
In Romani lore, the acorn was an ancient fertility and phallic symbol.
ACRAEA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκραία (Akraia)
, an epithet of numerous goddesses whose temples were situated on hills or mountains, including Athena and Hera, which meant "of the heights" or "dwelling on the heights"... [more]
ACRAEPHEUS m Greek Mythology
Etymology unknown, although it may be related to ακραίος (akraios
) meaning "extreme", or "marginal, at the edge". In Greek mythology, he is a son of Apollo
ACRATOPOTES m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρατοπότης (Akratopotês)
meaning "drinker of unmixed wine", derived from ἄκρατος (akratos)
"unmixed, undiluted, pure", a word used of liquids and effectively meaning "wine without water", and πότης (potês)
ACRISIUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρίσιος (Akrisios)
, which is possibly derived from Greek ἀκρίς (akris)
meaning "locust". In Greek mythology, Acrisius was a king of Argos who enclosed his daughter Danaë
in an impenetrable bronze tower (or a deep underground cave)... [more]
ACTAEON m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion)
, which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte)
, which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of Aristaeus
in Boeotia... [more]
ACTAEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἀκταῖος (Aktaios)
, which may have been derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte)
, which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore"... [more]
ACTON m English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak farm" in Old English.
ACTOR m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἄκτωρ (Aktor)
, which is derived from Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr) meaning "leader", which in turn is ultimately derived from Greek ἄγω (agō)
meaning "to lead"... [more]
ACUSILAUS m Greek Mythology
Son of Cabas
, and was a Greek logographer, and he also wrote genealogies according to the Suda
ACUTIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen gentile which was derived from Latin acutus
meaning "sharpened, pointed". It is ultimately derived from the Latin verb acuō
"to sharpen, to make pointed". This name was borne by a Roman plebeian tribune from the 5th century BC.
ADA f Filipino
From the Tagalog word ada
"fairy", borrowed from Spanish hada
with the same meaning.
ADACHI f Japanese (Rare)
It has multiple combinations such as commonplace "Foot" or "Stand". This is more commonly a last name. It was ranked #15,827th of most used Japanese female names in 2016.
ADAGIO m English (Modern, Rare)
From the Italian adagio
meaning "slowly, at ease", a word to indicate a musical composition should be played slowly.
ADAKU f Igbo
Means "daughter of wealth" in Igbo.
ADALBRAND m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble sword", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old Norse brand
ADALBURG f Ancient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German adal
"noble." The second element is derived from Gothic bairgan
in Old High German) "to keep, to save, to preserve", or from Old High German burg
ADALFRID m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble peace", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German fridu
ADALGAR m Ancient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German adal
"noble". The second element is derived from Gothic gairu
in Old High German) "spear", or from garva
in Old High German, and gearu
in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared."
ADALGILD f Ancient Germanic
Means "noble sacrifice", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Gothic gild
ADALGIS m Ancient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name comes from Old High German adal
"noble." The meaning and origin of the second element is rather uncertain: we know that it comes from gis
(the original form was possibly gîs
), but we don't exactly know where gis
itself comes from... [more]
ADALGOD m Ancient Germanic
Derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Gothic guths
"god" or Gothic gôds
ADALGRIM m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble mask", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old Norse grîma
ADALHAID f Old High German
Old High German name with the combination of adal
"noble" and heit
"kind, sort, appearance".
ADALHELM m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble protection", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German helm
ADALHER m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble army", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German hari
ADALHILD f Ancient Germanic
Means "noble battle", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old Norse hildr