English (American) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in America. See also about American names.
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AALYCIA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alicia (probably influenced by the name Aaliyah).
AARIN m & f English (American)
Variant of Aaron or Erin
AB m English (American)
Short form of names beginning with "Ab-" such as Abner, Abraham and Abbott among others. It is occasionally used as a standalone name.
ABBIEJEAN f English (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.
ABNEY f & m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Abney.
ACERBUS m English (American, Rare)
Means "Sarcastic, sardonic" in Latin.
ADACIA f English (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.
ADELEIA f English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an American variant of Adelaide.
AIJALON m & f Biblical, 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.
AJALON f & m Biblical, Biblical Latin, English (American, Rare)
Variant of Aijalon occurring in some translations of the Old Testament.
ALABAMA f English (American, Rare), Popular Culture
From the Choctaw word albah amo meaning "Thicket-clearers" or "plant-cutters", from albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear," a name the Choctaw gave to encompass their people... [more]
ALANEY f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Alanie or Alani, or a combination of the prefix a with Laney.
ALANNI f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Alani or a diminutive of a Alannah.
ALEXANDIR m Ukrainian (Rare), English (American, Modern, Rare)
Ukrainian variant transcription and modern English variant of Alexander.
ALEXANDRELLE f English (American, Rare)
Elaboration of Alexandra using the suffix -elle.
ALEXANDRETTE f English (American, Rare)
Combination of Alexandra with the suffix -ette.
ALEXANDRO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Interlingua, English (American)
Brazilian Portuguese and Interlingua form of Alexander.
ALLE f & m English (American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Ally/Allie/Ali or Ale.
ALLEX m & f English (American)
Variant of Alex.
ALOSIA f English (American)
Possibly a variant of Aloisia, though it is more commonly found as a surname.
ALPHARETTA f English (American, Archaic)
Derived from the name of a suburb in the American city of Atlanta, which itself is derived from Alfarata, the name of a fictional Native American girl in the popular 19th-century parlor song "The Blue Juniata"... [more]
ALPHINE f English (American, Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Alphaeus or Alphonse.
ALYAS m & f English (American)
Variant of Alias.
AMBERS m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Ambers.
AMBRIELLE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Blend of Amber and Brielle, or a feminine form of Ambriel.
AMIAH f English (American)
Either a merged form of Amy and Mariah or a variant of Amia
ANEVAY f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Of unknown meaning and origin.... [more]
ANGALEENA f English (American)
A variant of Angelina. A famous bearer is Angaleena Presley, a famous country singer and member of the Pistol Annies.
ANNAZELLA f English (American, Rare)
Probably a combination of Anna with Izabella or a given name that ends in -sella (but then variantly spelled as -zella), such as Gisella and Rosella. Also compare the similar-looking names Anselma and Anzhela.
APHMAU f English (American)
This name was used by a famous fictional charicter in the 21st century. This name was given by a fictional character named Aphmau. This person was very kind, beautiful, sweet, and funny. Any person with this name is very talented and their name is very unique, and so are they!
ARASAYLIE f English (American)
Possibly a variant of Araceli.
ARCHIA f English (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]
ARELEOUS m English (American, Rare)
This is a rare (American) English given name, which might possibly be derived from Aurelius.
ARISTEA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of the Greek name Aristeides.... [more]
ARLA f English (American)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It might be a direct adoption of the Scandinavian name Arla; however, it is also possible that Arla arose as an elaboration or quasi-Latinization of Arlie.
ARMSTEAD m English (American)
Transferred use of surname Armstead.
ASSYRIA f English (American)
From the Latin Assyria, from the Ancient Greek Assuria (Ἀσσυρία), from the Akkadian Aššūrāyu, from Aššur, the ancient Akkadian capital named after the East Semitic god Ashur.... [more]
ASTORIA f English (American)
Feminine form of Astor.
ATZ m English (American, Modern, Rare)
In the case of Atz Kilcher, it is a short form of Attila.
AUDRIANA f English (American, Modern)
An invented name, a combination of Audrey and Adriana.
AUDRIEL f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a combination of Audrey and Ariel (or other names ending in -riel), it first appeared in the SSA in 2003 with 5 occurrences. It is also the name of a French musical duo, and in their case the name is a combination of names of the members, Audrey and Gabriel, though the name's inclusion in the SSA predates the band's formation.
AUTHOR m English (American, Rare)
From a misapprehension of the spelling of the name Arthur or from the occupation.
AVARIELLA f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of Ava, through Ariella, or otherwise a combination of these two names.
AVARIELLE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of Ava, through Arielle, or otherwise a combination of these two names.
AVERLY f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of Avery, influenced by the spelling of Kimberly.
AYLIN f English (American)
Possibly linked to the Spanish Aylín or the Turkish Aylin
AZEALIA f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Azelia. This name is borne by American rapper Azealia Banks (1991-).
BAINES m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Baines. This was the middle name of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
BARLOW m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Barlow.
BASQUE m & f English (American, Rare)
From the English word Basque meaning "a member of a people living in the Basque Country of France and Spain".
BATHURST m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Bathurst.
BEAUTIFUL f English (American, Modern, Rare)
From the English word beautiful, ultimately from Latin bellus "beautiful, fine".
BEEBE m English (American)
From the Beebe surname.
BELVA f English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Probably from Italian belvedere meaning "beautiful view". Both this name and Belvedere appear in U.S. records beginning in the early 1800s, in both Northern and Southern states. Belvedere was usually given to boys, Belva to girls.
BENEDIX m English (American, Rare)
Variant of Benedict, possibly transferred from a surname.
BENESSA f English (American, Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of Benicia which was influenced by Vanessa. It might also be a combination of Ben and Vanessa or similar names ending in -essa.
BENISSA f English (American, Rare)
Combination of the popular name Ben and the suffix -issa. Influenced by Melissa.
BERTRESA f English (American)
Maybe derived from the surname Bertrés (locational name referring to Bertre, a village in southern France).
BETHLEHEM f & m Judeo-Christian Legend, English (American, Rare), Biblical, Ethiopian (Rare), English (British)
From the two Hebrew words bayta "house" and lachem "bread". Bethlehem is the name of a Palestinian city. In the Bible, it is the place where Jesus was born.
BETT f English (American)
Diminutive of Betty.
BEVELYN f English (American)
Probably a blend between Beverly and Evelyn.
BILLINA f Literature, English (American)
Character from a novel in the Oz series.
BIXIE f & m English (American, Modern)
A merged form of Bexley and Dixie
BLADEN m English (American)
A combination of Blade and Aidan, influenced by the popular naming trend of names ending in -aden, such as Jaden, Braden, and Caden.
BLAKESLEY f English (American, Rare)
Derived from the English locational surname Blakesley, which itself is derived from the name of the village of Blakesley in the English county of Northamptonshire. The village's name comes from Old English Blaculveslea or Blaecwulves lea meaning "Blaecwulf's wood" or "Blaecwulf's meadow"... [more]
BOBINA f English (American)
Feminine Form of Bob
BODENE m & f English (American)
English surname used as a first name; a corruption of the French Baudouin.
BOLDT m English (American, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Boldt.
BONNIBEL f English (American)
Apparently a combination of Bonnie and the popular name suffix -bel.
BOSTON m & f English (American)
Derived from the name of the city of Boston in the American state of Massachusetts.... [more]
BOWEN m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Bowen.
BRAIN m English (American)
Probably a form of Brian or a nickname for someone smart.
BRANCH m Popular Culture, English (American)
From the English word branch or transferred use of the surname with the same meaning.
BRAYCE m & f English (American)
A "pattern name" formed from the initial letters Br and the popular ending ayce in the beginning of the 21st century.
BRAYLE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Probably an invented name, using the same sounds found in names such as Braelyn and Gayle.
BREEANN f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Brianne, or a combination of Bree and Ann.
BRELAND f & m English (American, Modern, Rare)
From the traditionally English surname meaning "power land". From the Old English brígh and land.
BRENÉ f English (American, Rare)
Probably a combination of two names, such as a name starting with B- with René or Renée.... [more]
BRIANT m English (American), Medieval French
Probably of Bretonic origin.
BRIGHTEN f & m English (American)
Variant of Brighton, or from the English word brighten meaning "to become or make bright or brighter, to become more cheerful".
BRIKENZIE f English (American, Modern, Rare)
A combination of the popular feminine names Brianna and Mackenzie.
BRILLIAN f English (American, ?)
Pronounce like brilliance without the "ce"
BRINSON m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Brinson.
BRONSON m English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Bronson.
BRYER m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Likely a variation of Briar or the surnames Bryer/Brier, both of which are derived from the name of the thorny plants; or of Breyer, a German surname for someone who made and sold beer, akin to Brewer
BUCHANAN m Scottish, English (American, Rare)
From the surname Buchanan. A fictional bearer is the Marvel Comics character James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes.
BUDD m English (American)
Short form of Buddy. In American culture Bud, Budd, and Buddy were often as a nickname for a son named for his father to avoid name confusion. It later became used as an independent name.
BURMA f English (American)
This name was sporadically used in the American South in the early 20th-century. Perhaps it is just a transferred use of the place name.
BURNS m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Burns.
BYSOR m English (American)
Seen as a first name in Southern Missouri. Also has been seen as a last name. ... [more]