AIJALONm & fBiblical, English (American, Rare), African American (Rare) From an Old Testament place name meaning "place of gazelles" in Hebrew (compare AYALA). Aijalon or Ajalon was the name of several biblical locations, including the valley in Dan where the Israelites defeated the Amorites while the sun and moon stood still in answer to their leader Joshua's prayer.
ANIRAYfAfrican American This name is a mix between the names Raymond and Aniko. It is a name that was made in New Orleans, Louisiana it may also have some french origin. It has been linked to the name Annie-Ray many of time but does not sound exactly like that.
AQUANETTAfAfrican American (Modern, Rare) Contemporary created name, from the colour "Aqua," a greenish-blue. Borne by American actress Acquanetta (1921-2004) whose real name was Mildred Davenport, author Aquanetta Gordon and fictional character Aquanette Walker from the Cheetah Girls series (1999-2006).
ARCHIAfEnglish (American, Rare), African American (Rare) Derived from the surname of Archia, which is by far the most prevalent in the United States and as such might possibly be a relatively new surname. Its meaning is currently unknown, but it is possible that it is derived from the masculine given name ARCHIE.... [more]
ARMANIm & fAfrican American (Modern) From the traditionally Italian surname meaning "son of ARMANO". Popularized as a given name because of the high-end fashion company Armani Exchange, founded by Italian clothing designer Giorgio Armani.
AUNJANUEfAfrican American (Rare) Possibly from a corruption of French ingénue meaning "an innocent, wholesome girl", perhaps influenced by names such as ANJANETTE. This is borne by American actress Aunjanue Ellis (1969-).
AVONIAfEnglish (Rare), African American The meaning of this name is uncertain at this time. Its best known bearer was American actress Avonia Jones (1839-1867), whose parents may possibly have named her after the village of Avonia (in Pennsylvania, USA), or after the genus of plants of the same name... [more]
CHANÉfAfrican American CHANÉ was a dialect of the Terena language, an extinct language of Argentina and Bolivia. It belonged to the Maipurean language family. There is very few data on this language. In Argentina it was spoken in Salta Province.