are used in the country of Armenia in western Asia, as well as in Armenian diaspora communities throughout the world.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACH'IK Աչիկ f Armenian
Derived from the diminutive form of աչ (ačʿ)
, a poetic term meaning "eye".
AGHASI Աղասի m Armenian
From Ottoman Turkish آغا
(ağa) meaning "agha (an honorific for high officials)".
AGHUVEH Աղուվեհ m & f Armenian
Derived from the Armenian elements աղու (aghu
) "suave" and վեհ (veh
AGHVAN Աղվան m Armenian
Means "Caucasian Albanian" in Armenian. Caucasian Albania was an ancient country in the Caucasus, not connected to the modern state in the Balkans.
ALVARD Ալվարդ f Armenian
Derived from Armenian ալ (al
) mean "bright red" and վարդ (vard
) meaning "rose".
ANAIDA Անաիդա f Armenian, Romanian (Rare)
Variant form of ANAHID
, although it should be noted that at least one source claims that the name is derived from Greek ἀναιδής (anaides)
meaning "shameless".... [more]
ANDRANIK Անդրանիկ m Armenian
Derived from Armenian andranik
"older, senior", this being in the context of a family's first-born son.
ANDRONIK Անդրոնիկ m Bulgarian, Armenian, Croatian, Georgian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
Armenian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Ukrainian form of ANDRONIKOS
. ... [more]
ANKINE Անգինէ f Armenian
From the Armenian անգին (ankin)
ANTARAM Անթառամ m Armenian
From the Armenian word անթառամ
(antʿaṙam) meaning "unfading, brilliant, everlasting, doesn't wilt". This is the Armenian version of AMARANTH
ANUSHAVAN Անուշավան m Armenian
Means "sweet town" from Armenian անուշ (anuš)
meaning "sweet" combined with ավան (avan)
"town, village". Originally, it was formed from Avestan anaoša
meaning "immortal" and urvan
"soul", though it was also interpreted as meaning "slogan" or "adoring, loyal" or derived from a word meaning "coconut".
ARAKEL Առաքել m Armenian (Rare)
Derived from the Armenian word arak'eal
, which literally means "sent", but signifies "apostle" in its original context, as it is a calque from Greek apostolos
(e.g. Tovmas Arakael, which means Thomas the Apostle).
ARAMAYIS Արամայիս m Ancient Armenian, Armenian
From Old Median *Rāmanīsah
which meant "one who strives for peace" or "one who strives for joy" from Proto-Iranian *rāma
- "joy, peace" and *ais
- "to strive".
AREKNAZ Արեգնազ f Armenian
Etymology uncertain, perhaps from the Armenian Արեգ (arek)
meaning "sun" and the Persian نازی (nazi)
meaning "sweet, coy" or Armenian նազանք (nazank')
meaning "affection, coquetry".
AREKNAZAN Արեգնազան f Armenian
Etymology uncertain, perhaps from the Armenian Արեգ (arek) meaning "sun" and the Persian نازی (nazi) meaning "sweet, coy" or Armenian նազանք (nazank') meaning "affection, coquetry".
ARENI Արենի f Armenian
The name of a village in Vayots Dzor province in Armenia, famous for the world's earliest known winery, Areni-1.
ARPENIK Արփենիկ f Armenian
Derived from Armenian արփենի (arpʿeni)
meaning "solar, bright, luminous".
ARTAK Արտակ m Armenian
Derived from Parthian artak
ARTUN Արթուն m Armenian
Means "awake, watchful, alert, lively" in Armenian.
ASHOT Աշոտ m Armenian, Georgian (Archaic)
Meaning uncertain. According to one Armenian scholar, the name comes from the ancient Urartian name Asud
, which he states has the meaning of "quiet, peaceful". Others theorize that the name is possibly derived from the Armenian noun աշխարհ (ashkharh)
meaning "world, universe" as well as "land, country"... [more]
ASPET Ասպետ m Armenian
Means "knight" in Armenian. Used in the 12th–14th centuries.
ASTRIK f Armenian
Means "little star" in Armenian, from Greek aster
meaning "star" and the diminutive ik
AŠXEN Աշխեն f Armenian
Feminine Armenian given name with a number of possible meanings and etymologies - firstly, from the Ossetian æхсин
meaning "lady, mistress", or otherwise from Middle Median *xšay-
, meaning "to shine" or the Ossetian æхсид
ATABEK Աթաբեկ m Armenian (Rare), Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from the medieval Turkic noble title of atabeg
, which in turn is derived from Old Turkic ata
meaning "father, ancestor" (compare ATA (1)
) combined with Old Turkic beg
meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
AVAK Աւագ m Armenian
Means "greater, grand, senior" in Armenian.
AYTSEMNIK Այծեմնիկ f Armenian (Rare)
Means "little roe deer", from Armenian այծեամն (ayceamn
) meaning "roe deer" and a diminutive suffix.
AZADUHI Ազատուհի f Armenian
From the Persian آزاد (azad)
and the Armenian feminine suffix ուհի (uhi)
AZATUHI Ազատուհի f Armenian
Derived from ազատ (azat)
meaning "noble" or "free, independant".
AZKANUSH Ազգանոյշ f Armenian
From the Armenian ազգ (ask)
meaning "nation" and անուշ (anush)
AZNAVUR Ազնաւուր m Armenian
Meaning ''bulky, offensive, sullen and tough person'', ultimately from Persian.
BABAJAN Բաբաջան m Armenian (Rare)
Means " soul, friendly" in Armenian. Until the end of the last century, it was a rather common name, but it is still being forgotten, but Babajanyan
’s surname is still preserved.
DEZIK Դեզիկ f Armenian
Derived from դեզ (dez)
meaning "haystack, stack, pile".
DSHKHUHI f Armenian
From the Armenian դշխոյ (dshkoy)
meaning "queen" and the feminine suffix ուհի (uhi).
DZOVIK Ծովիկ f Armenian
From the Armenian ծով (tsov, dzov)
DZOVINAR Ծովինար f Armenian (Rare)
Armenian name meaning "siren", from the word Ծովինար (dzovinar)
and ultimately linked to the word ծով (dzov)
DZVIK Ձվիկ f Armenian
Armenian feminine name meaning "little egg".
GAGIK Գագիկ m Armenian
Possibly derived from Armenian գագաթ (gagatʿ)
meaning "summit, peak, top (of a mountain)" or from the Assyrian word gag
combined with the Armenian suffix -ik
both of uncertain meaning... [more]
GALUST Գալուստ m Armenian
Shortening of the Armenian word Հոգեգալուստ
(Hogegalust) meaning "Pentecost".
GARNIK Գառնիկ m Armenian
Means "little lamb" from Old Armenian գառն (gaṙn)
meaning "lamb" combined with the diminutive suffix -իկ (-ik)
. It was used until the 6th century but was revived again in the 19th century.
GARUNIK Գարունիկ f Armenian
Derived from գարուն (garun)
meaning "spring (season)".
GAYANE Գայանե f Armenian
Armenian form of GAIANA
, the feminine form of GAIANUS
. This name was borne by an Armenian saint from the 5th century AD.
GEGHANI Գեղանի f Armenian
From the Armenian գեղանիշ (geghanish)
meaning "beauty spot".
GNEL Գնել m Armenian
From the Armenian word գնել
(gnel) meaning "to buy, gain, earn".
HAMEST Համեստ f Armenian (Rare)
Feminine Armenian name derived from the word համեստ (hamest)
HAYARPI f Armenian
Feminine Armenian feminine name derived from հայ (hay)
meaning "Armenian" and արեւ (arev)
HAYGARAN Հայկարամ m Armenian
From the Armenian name for the central region of the country.
HERAKLIT Հերակլիտ m Armenian (Rare), Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene, Ukrainian
Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Slovene and Ukrainian form of Herakleitos
via its latinized form HERACLITUS
HRACHYA Հրաչյա m & f Armenian
Modern form of the Old Armenian name Հրաչեայ (Hračʿeay)
, which was derived from Old Armenian հուր (hur)
meaning "fire" and աչք (ačʿkʿ)
"eyes, sight" (literally, "fire-eyed" or "eyes of fire")... [more]
HRAHAT Հրահատ m Armenian
Means "red-seeded" or "fire flake" in Armenian.
HRANUSH f Armenian
From the Armenian հուր (hur)
meaning "fire" and Անուշ (anush)
HRAYR Հրայր m Armenian
Means "fiery man", derived from Armenian hur
"fire" combined with Armenian ayr
HRIPSIME Հռիփսիմէ f Armenian
Rhipsime, sometimes called Hripsime, Ripsime, Ripsima or Arsema (died c. 290) was a martyr of Roman origin; she and her companions in martyrdom are venerated as the first Christian martyrs of Armenia.
IMASTUHI Իմաստուհի f Armenian
Derived from իմաստ (imast)
meaning "sense, meaning, understanding, judgement, knowledge, thought".
ISAHAK Իսահակ m Armenian (Archaic)
Derived from Իսահակ (Isahak) by dropping the first letter. Իսահակ (Isahak) was considered a more scholarly form of ISAAC
, whereas Սահակ (SAHAK
) was a popular form.
ISKUHI Իսկուհի f Armenian
From the Armenian իսկ (isk)
meaning "real" or "reality, verity" and the feminine suffix ուհի (uhi).
JANPOLAD Ջանփոլադ m Persian (Rare), Armenian (Archaic)
Derived from the Persian noun جان (jan)
meaning "soul" (ultimately from Middle Persian gyān
) combined with the Persian noun پولاد (polad)
meaning "steel" (ultimately from Middle Persian pōlāwad
JBDUHI Ժպտուհի f Armenian
From the Armenian ժպտուն (jbduh)
meaning "smiling, smiler".