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AERICURA f Celtic Mythology (Latinized)
The origins of this name are uncertain; probably a Latinized form of a Celtic name, although some Latin roots have been suggested (including aes
, genitive aeris
, "brass, copper, bronze, money, wealth"; and era
, genitive erae
, "mistress of a house")... [more]
ÆRINVÍ f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name with several possible meanings. The first element can be derived from Old Norse ǫrn
, both meaning "eagle". It's also identical to Old Swedish ærin
(Old Norse arinn
) "hotbed, hearth"... [more]
AERITH f Popular Culture
From a near-anagram of the English word earth
. This is the name of a character in 'Final Fantasy VII'.
AERO m Various
From the English word, ultimately from Greek ἀήρ āer-
AEROPE f Greek Mythology
Possibly from an ancient name for the bee-eater, a type of bird. In Greek myth Aerope was a daughter of the king of Crete, granddaughter of Minos
and wife of Atreus
(to whom she was married after the death of his son and her first husband Pleisthenes
- with whom she had sons Agamemnon
AESARA f Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Aisara
. Aesara of Lucania was a Pythagorean philosopher who wrote a work called On Human Nature, of which scholars today only have a one-page fragment.
ÆSCFERÐ m Anglo-Saxon Mythology
The first element of this name is Old English æsc
"ash tree". The second element may be Old English ferhð
"soul, spirit, mind, life" (compare Unferð
) or a variant form of Old English friþ
"peace" (in which case this is a variant of the attested Old English name Æscfrith
ÆSCHERE m Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Derived from the Old English elements æsc
"ash tree" and here
"army". This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to King Hroðgar's most trusted adviser; Æschere is killed by Grendel's mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendel's death.
ÆSCMAN m Medieval English
Name using the Germanic elements Æsc
meaning "ash" and man
meaning "man" probably originally a byname from æscman
‘seaman’ or ‘pirate’, i.e. one who sailed in an ash-wood boat.
ÆSCWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æsc
"ash tree" and wine
ÆSCWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æsc
"ash tree" and wulf
AESEPUS m Greek Mythology
A river god in Greek mythology, personifying the river and town of Aesepus (today Gönen, Turkey).
AETA f English (British)
This name derives from the a palm tree called the Aeta Palma (Mauritia Flexuosa), discovered in British Guiana and named by a the botanist William Davis Lamb who then used the name for his daughter.
ÆÐELGIFU f Anglo-Saxon
Means "noble gift", from the Old English elements æðel
"noble" and giefu
ÆÐELGYÐ f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements æðel
"noble" and gyð
"war". It is a cognate of Adalgund
. This was the name of an Anglo-Saxon saint (Æthelgyth of Coldingham).
ÆTHELWEALD m Anglo-Saxon
Variant spelling of Æþelweald
, which itself is a variant form of Æðelweald
, an Anglo-Saxon masculine name that is composed of Old English æðel
meaning "noble" and Old English weald
meaning "power, leader, ruler".... [more]
AETHENOTH m Folklore, Pet
Likely a variant or corruption of Æthelnoð
. This was the name of the horse of Lady Godiva
who rode down the streets of Coventry, England in the nude.
AETHER m Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Aether was the personification of the upper air. It has also come to be the name of the fifth element (the heavens) in alchemy.... [more]
AETHRA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιθρη (Aithre
) meaning "bright, purer air; the sky" in Greek (from aithein
"to burn, shine"). This was the name of several characters in Greek myth including the mother of Theseus
, a captive of Troy, at the service of Helen
until the city was besieged.
AETNA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αἴτνη (Aitne
), perhaps from aithein
"to burn". Aetna was the Greek personification of Mount Etna, a volcano on Sicily. Its strange noises were attributed to the ironworking of Vulcan
ÆVAR m Icelandic
Modern Icelandic form of Ævarr
, an Old Norse name in which the first element derived from ǣvi
meaning "eternity, time, life" (compare Aiva
, from the Gothic cognate); the second element may have been herr
"army" or geirr
AEX f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Αιξ (Aix
) meaning "goat". In Greek mythology Aex or Aega was a goat nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and he afterwards changed her into the constellation Capella
AFAFA f Ewe
Means "the first child of the second husband" in Ewe.
AFAGDDU m Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh y fagddu
meaning "utter darkness". In Welsh legends this was originally a nickname belonging to the Arthurian warrior Morfran, who was so ugly and hairy that when he fought at the battle of Camlann, none of the other warriors struck him because they thought he was a devil; later legends transferred the character's ugliness and nickname to a brother, Afagddu.
AFALLACH m Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from Middle Welsh afall
"apple". This may be cognate with Abelio
, the name of a Gaulish god, which is thought to come from Proto-Celtic *aballo
- "apple" (also the source of the mythical place name Avalon
AFAN m Welsh, Medieval Welsh
The name of a river in South Wales, usually Anglicized as Avon
or Avan, presumably derived from Celtic *abon
- "river" (making it a cognate of Afon
). It was also borne by a 6th-century Welsh saint.
AFƏT f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine name meaning "mischief", also a poetic word for "beautiful woman" and "beauty".
AFET f Turkish
Means "ravishingly beautiful" in Turkish.
AFI m Norse Mythology
Means "grandfather" in Old Norse. In the Rígsþula, Afi and his wife Amma
are one of the three couples the god Rígr visits.
AFIA m Jewish
Refers to a person who possesses strength, health, or well-being.
AFIFE f Turkish
Derived from Turkish afif
meaning "chaste" or "uncorrupted".
AFIK m & f Hebrew
Means "channel" or "brook" in Hebrew.
AFNAN m & f Arabic
Means "full spreading branches of trees" in Arabic.
AFOGORI m & f Bandial
Means "S/he gets buried around" in Banjal. This is considered a 'death prevention' name.
AFRAH f Arabic
From Arabic فَرَح (faraḥ)
meaning "happiness, gladness, mirth, joy", related to Fariha
AFRANIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen gentile of uncertain origin. A bearer of this name was the ancient Roman poet Lucius Afranius (1st century BC).
AFRASIAB m Persian Mythology, Pashto (Rare)
Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄
. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem 'Shahnameh'.
AFRIKAN m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Africanus
. A known bearer was the 19th-century Russian philosopher Afrikan Spir (1837-1890), who was of German-Greek descent, and whose father reportedly chose the name from an old Greek calendar of saints.
AFRIZAL m Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أَفْضَل (ʾafḍal)
meaning "best, highest, most outstanding".
AFRO m Italian
Means "African" in Italian. A known bearer was artist Afro Basaldella (1912-1976).
AFRODITA f Basque, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Cognate of Aphrodite
AFROUZ f Persian
Means "illuminating, enlightening, kindling" in Persian.
AFROZEH f Arabic
Means "That which illuminates; bringer of light" in Arabic.
AFRYEA f Ewe
Means "born during happy times" in Ewe.
AFTON m & f English
From a surname which was originally derived from an English place name. It is also the name of a river in Scotland, and it coincides with the Swedish word meaning "evening".
AGA f Yi
Means "second sister" in Yi.
AGAMEDES m Greek Mythology
The son of the Boeotian king Erginus
. Together with his brother Trophonius
he built the temple of Apollo
at Delphi. The oracle told them to indulge themselves in all pleasures for six days and on the seventh their heart's desire would be granted... [more]
AGANIPPE f Greek Mythology
The name of various figures in Greek mythology. The most well known Aganippe was the name of both a fountain and the naiad associated with it. The well was created by the hooves of Pegasus and was associated with the Muses as a source of poetic inspiration... [more]
AGASA f Japanese
From Japanese 亜 (a
) meaning "second, Asia", 芽 (ga
) meaning "bud, sprout, shoot" combined with 沙 (sa
) meaning "sand". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
AGASAYA f Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly means "shrieker". This was the name of an early Semitic goddess of war who was merged into Ishtar
in her identity as fearless warrior of the sky.
AGATHANDROS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos)
meaning "good" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros)
meaning "of a man".
AGATHANOR m Ancient Greek
Means "good man", derived from the Greek adjective ἀγαθός (agathos)
meaning "good" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner)
AGATHARCHOS m Ancient Greek
The first element of this name is derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos)
meaning "good". The second element is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos)
"master" or from Greek αρχη (arche)
AGATHIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek agathos
meaning "good" (see Agathon
). It was borne by a 6th-century Greek historian and poet, who chronicled the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian
AGATHIOS m Greek
Derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos
) meaning "good".
AGATHOBOULOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective ἀγαθός (agathos)
meaning "good" combined with the Greek verb βούλομαι (boulomai)
meaning "to will, to wish, to prefer". Also compare the Greek noun βουλή (boule)
meaning "will, determination" as well as "counsel, advice" and the Greek verb βουλεύω (bouleuo)
meaning "to take counsel, to deliberate".
AGATHODOROS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "good gift" with the elements (agathos) "good" and (doron) "gift".