English Submitted Names

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AALYCIAfEnglish (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alicia (probably influenced by the name Aaliyah).
AARAHfIndian (Muslim), English
Variant of Aara, though it may also be used as a feminine form of Aaron.
AARALYNfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
An invented name, possibly a combination of Aaron and Lyn.
AARONAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of Aaron.
Variant of Aaron.
AARYNf & mEnglish
Variant of Aaron.
ABmEnglish (American)
Short form of names beginning with "Ab-" such as Abner, Abraham and Abbott among others. It is occasionally used as a standalone name.
Variant of Ab.
ABBIEJEANfEnglish (American), Popular Culture
A combination of Abbie and Jean. Used the FX tv show Archer for Lana's daughter-- the character is named after show creator Adam Reed's own grandmother.
Combination of Abby and Leigh.
Variant of Abbott.
From the English surname Abbott, from Old English abbot, ultimately from Latin abbas "priest".
ABBYGALEfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Abigail. This name was given to 63 girls in the year 2007.
ABCDEfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
From the first five letters of the English alphabet.
ABELAHfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of Abel.
ABELLAfEnglish (African, Rare), English (American, Rare)
Feminine form of Abel, or a combination of the prefix a with Bella.
ABERCROMBIEmEnglish (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Abercrombie.
ABERDEENf & mEnglish
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.
Variant of Abby.
Elaboration of Abigail.
Variant of Abigail. This name was given to 35 girls born in the United States in the year 2010.
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 "to hold".
An invented name, comprised of Ab (such as in Abigail) and Lyn.
ABNEYf & mEnglish (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Abney.
ABNIEf & mEnglish (Rare)
Variant of Abnia.... [more]
ABRAMAf & mEnglish (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of Abram.
Variant of Aubrey.
ABRIALfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Abrial.
Variant of Aubriella or a combination of the prefix a and Briella.
Phonetic variant of Abcde.
ABSOLOMmEnglish (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.
ABSTINENCEfEnglish (Puritan, Rare)
From the English word abstinence, referring to the act of abstaining from sin. This name was used by the Puritans.
ABUNDANCEfEnglish (Puritan, Rare)
From the English word, ultimately from Latin abundantia "fullness, plenty". This name was used in the 17th century by Puritans, referring to the abundance of God's blessings.
ABUSE-NOTfEnglish (Puritan)
In reference to 1 Corinthians 9:18, "What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my right in the gospel."
ACCEPTEDmEnglish (Puritan)
Referring to being accepted into the Kingdom of God.
ACELLAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly an English variant of Acela.
Possibly a variant of Asenath.
ACERBUSmEnglish (American, Rare)
Means "Sarcastic, sardonic" in Latin.
ACESONmEnglish (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]
From a region of Greece that has existed since ancient times.
ACHAIAfEnglish (Rare)
Means "grief, trouble". It is the name of a biblical place, derived from the Greek name Achaeus. In the New Testament this was one of the two provinces into which the Romans divided Greece when it fell under their dominion, Macedonia being the other; 'hence Achaia and Macedonia are frequently mentioned together in the New Testament to indicate all Greece.'
ACHSAHfBiblical, English (Puritan)
Means "anklet, bangle" in Hebrew (presumably echoic of the click of a moving anklet). In the Old Testament, Achsah is the daughter of Caleb. It has occasionally been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
Diminutive of Ace.
ACONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the Acony flower.
ACTONmEnglish (Rare), Literature
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak farm" in Old English.
ACTS-APOSTLESmEnglish (Puritan)
Combination of two books of the Bible.
Combination of Ada and the popular name suffix bel.
ADACIAfEnglish (American, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This name may possibly be a combination of the name Ada with any feminine name ending in -cia, such as Acacia, Alicia, Felicia and Patricia.
Possibly the Feminine form of Adalia.
ADAGIOmEnglish (Modern, Rare)
From the Italian adagio meaning "slowly, at ease", a word to indicate a musical composition should be played slowly.
ADAHLIAfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Either a variant of Adalia, or a combination of the prefix a with Dahlia.
Adorned of God, loved by God.
ADALAEfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of Adelaide. This spelling, used for the title of a 2006 pop punk song by The Pink Spiders, was given to 17 girls born in the United States in 2011.
ADALEEfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of Ada and Lee.
Modern variant of Adelie.
Combination of Ada and Leigh.
ADALISAfEnglish (Rare, Archaic), Puerto Rican (Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Adeliza (perhaps via the Old High German cognate Adaleiz). Or a combination of names Ada and Lisa.
Combination of Ada and Mae.
ADAMANTINEfFrench (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]
ADAMARISfSpanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic), English
Either a combination of Ada and Maris, or a combination of the prefix a with Damaris, or from Latin adamō meaning "I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet".
Combination of Ada and the popular suffix -mira.
Transferred use of the surname Adams.
Variant of Aidan.
ADANAfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Allegedly a feminine form of Adán.
ADASTRAfEnglish (Rare)
From the Latin phrase ad astra "to the stars". It may have been inspired by the similar name Adrasta (see Adrasteia).
Variant of Adelia.
ADDm & fEnglish
Short form of Addison.
Possibly a variant of Ada.
ADDALYNfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Adeline using the popular suffix lyn.
ADDALYNNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular suffix lynn.
Variant of Addy-1.
ADDILYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of Adeline using the popular suffix lyn.
ADDINGTONmEnglish, South African
From a surname which comes from either of the Old English place names Eaddingtūn, meaning "Eadda's town", or Æddingtūn, "Æddi's town".
ADELEIAfEnglish (American, Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an American variant of Adelaide.
ADELIEfEnglish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Adélie.
ADELISAfEnglish (Archaic)
Variant of Adeliza, recorded in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Variant of Adele.
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 "womb").
ADGERmEnglish, Dutch
From a surname which was a variant of Edgar.
Variant of Addy.
ADIANAfEnglish (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Adriana or an elaboration of Adi
Diminutive of Adrienne.
Variant of Aiden.
Variant of Aidan.
ADISONm & fEnglish
Variant of Addison, though it is also possible that this name is a variant of Edison in some cases.
Variant of Adler.
Means "eagle" in German. It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
Short form of Adonis and variant of Adonai.
ADONICAfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Adonia.
Possibly a form of Adonaiel.
ADOREfEnglish (Puritan, Rare)
From the English word "adore" meaning "to love; to worship". From the Latin adoro 'to speak, to pray'.
ADORIAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaboration of Adora.
ADRAGONmEnglish (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.
Variant of Adrian.
ADREAMfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of the prefix a- with Dream.
ADRIf & mItalian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian and its various translations and Adriana and its various translations.
ADVIKIEfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Likely an invented name, possibly a combination of the name prefix Ad- and Vicky
Latinate form of Adwen.
AEJAYm & fEnglish
Phonetic spelling of the initials AJ.
AELIANmEnglish, History
English form of Aelianus. A bearer of this name was Claudius Aelianus - often called Aelian in English - a Roman author and philosopher from the 3rd century AD.
AEMILIANmEnglish, History
English form of Aemilianus. This name was borne by a Roman Emperor from the 3rd century AD.
AEONEfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ione, borne by British singer-songwriter Aeone Victoria Watson (1959-).
Variant of Aria.
AERIALf & mEnglish (Modern)
Variant of Ariel, influenced by Greek aer "air"
AERIANAfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of Ariana, influenced by Greek aer "air".
AERIEfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Diminutive of names beginning with Aer, coinciding with the English word aerie, "a bird of prey's nest".
AERINf & mEnglish
Variant of Erin or Aaron.
AERISfPopular Culture, English
Variant of Aerith, due to translation confusion. It may also be considered a variant of Eris.
AERYNfPopular Culture, English
Variant of Erin. Aeryn is one of the female aliens on the show Farscape.
Variant of Ashley.
AETAfEnglish (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.
Variant of Ava.
AEYNf & mEnglish
Variant of Ayin.
Variant of Afton.
AFTONm & fEnglish
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".