American Submitted Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABBOTT m English
From the English surname Abbott
, from Old English abbot
, ultimately from Latin abbas
ABERDEEN f & m English
Means "mouth of the Don (river)" in Scottish Gaelic. This is the name of the name of a city in northern Scotland, as well as several other cities worldwide named after the Scottish city.
ABIGAILE f English
Variant of Abigail
. This name was given to 35 girls born in the United States in the year 2010.
ABLE m English
Either a variant of Abel
, or from the English word able
, "having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something", ultimately from Latin habere
ABSOLOM m English (Rare)
Variant of Absalom
, possibly influenced by its French form Absolon
. A known bearer of this name was Absolom M. West (1818-1894), an American Confederate general and state politician.
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
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]
ACHAEA f English
From a region of Greece that has existed since ancient times.
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]
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
ACTON m English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak farm" in Old English.
ADAGIO m English (Modern, Rare)
From the Italian adagio
meaning "slowly, at ease", a word to indicate a musical composition should be played slowly.
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]
ADELPHIA f English
Either a short form of Philadelphia
or else from the name of a district in London ("the site of a popular theater c.1882-1900, which gave its name to a style of performance"), which derives from the same Greek source: adelphos
"brother" (literally "from the same womb", from the copulative prefix a
- "together with" and delphys
ADLER m English
Means "eagle" in German. It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
ADNIS m African American
Meaning unknown. It is the name of American rapper Jay-Z's father, about whom he wrote a song.
ADRAGON m English (Rare)
Combination of the prefix a
and the English word dragon
, a legendary serpentine or reptilian creature. Child prodigy Adragon De Mello was given the name because he was born in the Chinese year of the dragon.