English Submitted Names
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From the English surname Abbott
, from Old English abbot
, ultimately from Latin abbas
ABERDEENf & mEnglish
A city in northern Scotland. Its name was originally Aberdon, a Celtic name meaning "mouth of the (River) Don". There are numerous cities in the United States named after Aberdeen in Scotland.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
ADAGIOmEnglish (Modern, Rare)
From the Italian adagio
meaning "slowly, at ease", a word to indicate a musical composition should be played slowly.
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.
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]
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
Means "eagle" in German. It is not used as a given name in Germany itself.
Simply from the english words "a dream". Primarily used for girls in modern usage, historically it has been used rarely for both genders.
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.
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.
AFTONm & fEnglish, Literature
From the Afton river. Habitational name from a place called Afton, examples of which are found in Devon and on the Isle of Wight.... [more]