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ADALMAR m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble and famous", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German mâri
"famous." Also, see Elmer
ADALMIINA f Finnish, Literature
Used by Zacharias Topelius, a Finnish fairy tale writer, in his story 'Adalmiinan helmi' ('Adalmiina's pearl' in English, 'Adalminas pärla' in Swedish), which was published during the late 1800s.... [more]
ADALMUND m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble protection", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German mund
ADALMUT f Ancient Germanic
Means "noble mind", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Gothic môds
in New High German) "mind, spirit."
ADALRAD m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble counsel", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German rât
ADALRAM m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble raven", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with hraban
ADALRIC m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble power", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with rîcja
"powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg
and Gothic reiks
, which all mean "king, ruler."
ADALSWIND f Ancient Germanic
Means "noble strength", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Gothic svinths
in Old High German) "strength."
ADALWARD m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble guard", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German wart
ADALWIG m Ancient Germanic
Means "noble warrior", derived from Old High German adal
"noble" combined with Old High German wîg
ADAMANTHEA f Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adamas
) “invincible, untameable” (composed of the elements ἀ (a
) “not” and δαμάζω (damazo
) “I tame”). In Greek myth, she was the nymph who nursed Zeus
a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus)... [more]
ADAMANTINE f French (Gallicized), English
Means "of unyielding quality" or "diamond like". From the Latin adamantinus
meaning 'incorruptible, inflexible', itself from the Greek adamantinos
(ἀδαμάντινος) of the same meaning, with the Greek or Latin suffix of -ine
meaning 'like', 'made of', or 'of the nature of'... [more]
ADAMANTINI f Greek
Feminine derivative of Adamantios
. This was the name of a Thracian saint, also known as Adamantia
, who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century.
ADAMANTIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adamantios
. This was borne by the 3rd-century Christian theologian Origenes Adamantius, who acquired the nickname because of his "character of steel", evidenced by severe ascetic practices (allegedly including self-castration based on a literal reading of Matthew 19:12 - "There are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven").
ADAMI f Japanese
From Japanese 麻 (ada
) meaning "flax" combined with 美 (mi
) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ADANE m & f Arabic
From Arabic `adana
meaning "to settle down (in a place or a country)".
ADANECH f Amharic
Means "she saved" or "she rescued" or "she has rescued them" in Amharic.
ADANEDHEL m Literature
Means "elfman, half-elf" in Sindarin, from the elements adan
"man" and edhel
ADAORA f Igbo
Means "the people's daughter" in Igbo.
ADAR f & m Hebrew
Variant of Adara
("noble, exalted, praised"). Adar features in the Jewish calendar as the name of the twelfth month of the biblical year and the sixth month of the civil year, when Purim is celebrated ("thus girls born during this period often bear the name Adara
ADASI f Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Nepali, Sinhalese, Gujarati
Feminine form of Adas
ADAUCTUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin adauctus
meaning "augmented, increased". This was the name of a Christian martyr and saint from the 4th century AD.
ADBEEL m Biblical
Means "servant of God" or "disciplined by God", though some scholars suggest it may also mean "miracle of God" or "sorrow of God". In the bible, this was the name of the third son of Ishmael
ADBUGISSA f Gaulish
Derived from Proto-Celtic ad-
"very" and Gaulish *bugio-
ADDOLORATA f Neapolitan, Italian
Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Maria Santissima Addolorata
, the name literally means "sorrowful" (from Italian addolorata
, the feminine form of the adjective addolorato
ADEBISI f Yoruba
Means "the crown has given birth to more" in Yoruba. This is the name of the (Nigerian) mother of British musician Seal Samuel.
ADELCHI m Italian (Rare), Medieval Italian
It is an Italian form of Adelgis
from the Ancient German elements adal
'noble' and gisil
'arrow'. Adelchi was a Longobard prince, son of King Desiderio who ruled Longobard territories in years 756-774... [more]
ADÉLIE f French (Rare)
French variant of Adèle
and cognate of Adelia
. Adélie Land (Terre Adélie in French) in Antarctica was named in 1840 by the French explorer Jules
Dumont d'Urville in honour of his wife.