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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aalijah m & f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Elijah perhaps influenced by Aaliyah.... [more]
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
Aaroleigh f English (American)
Combination of Aaron and Leigh, modeled on the name Ashley.
Ab m English (American)
Short form of names beginning with "Ab-" such as Abner, Abraham and Abbott among others... [more]
Abbe f English (American)
Alternate spelling of Abby.
Abbiejean f English (American), Popular Culture
Combination of Abbie and Jean 1. Used the FX tv show 'Archer' for Lana's daughter-- the character is named after show creator Adam Reed's own grandmother.
Abisha m English (American, Archaic)
Variant of Abishai. This was borne by Abisha Woodward (1752-1809), an early American lighthouse builder.
Abney f & m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Abney.
Abyssinia f English (American, Rare)
Transferred used of the former name of Ethiopian Empire as a given name. Cited from Wiktionary, it is derived from New Latin Abissini, of Abissīnus (“Abyssinian, Ethiopian”), from Arabic الْحَبَشَة‎ (al-ḥabaša), and from حَبَش‎ (ḥabaš), means "to collect, to earn, to reap".
Acerbus m English (American, Rare)
Means "Sarcastic, sardonic" in Latin.
Achsa f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, English (American, Archaic)
Variant of Achsah used in some versions of the Old Testament, including the Vulgate and the Douay-Rheims Bibles. It was borne by American spiritualist Achsa W. Sprague (1827-1862), a popular trance medium lecturer in the 1850s.
Achsia f English (American, Archaic)
Possibly an elaboration of Achsah.
Adacia f English (American, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This name may possibly be a combination of the name Ada 1 with any feminine name ending in -cia, such as Acacia, Alicia, Felicia and Patricia.
Addileigh f English (American)
Elaboration of Addy, or variant of Addilyn or Addison with the suffix leigh... [more]
Adeleia f English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Possibly an American variant of Adelaide.
Admire f & m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Admire, or directly from the English word admire.
Adonna f English (American, Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Adonis, influenced by Donna.
Adorabella f English (American, Modern, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
This name can be a derivation of the Latin adjective adorabilis meaning "adorable, worthy of adoration" as well as be a combination of the names Adora and Bella.
Aegis m English (American, Modern, Rare)
From the mythological device called the Aegis. In the Iliad, the Aegis is a device worn by Greek gods Athena and Zeus, resembling an animal skin or a shield and sometimes bearing the head of a Gorgon.
Aerial f & m English (American, Modern)
Variant of Ariel. The spelling is apparently influenced by the English adjective aerial meaning "pertaining to the air; ethereal" (ultimately from Greek ἀήρ (aer) "air").
Aerianna f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Arianna influenced by the Greek aer meaning "air"
Aero m English (American, Modern, Rare)
From the English word, ultimately from Greek ἀήρ āer- "air".
Agustin m Piedmontese, English (American), Lengadocian, Provençal
Piedmontese, Languedocian and Provençal form of Augustin and Anglicized variant of Agustín.
Ahron m & f English (American, Modern), English (Modern)
Variant of Aaron. Ahron was given to 59 boys in 2018 per the SSA.
Aidine f English (American)
Feminine form of Aiden.
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.
Ailisa f English (American)
Probably a combination of the prefix ai- and Lisa.
Ajalon f & m Biblical, Biblical Latin, English (American, Rare)
Variant of Aijalon occurring in some translations of the Old Testament.
Akayla f English (American)
Variant of Kayla. It has been used since 1980.
Alabama f English (American, Rare)
From the name of the American state (see Alabama). It was borne by a short-lived daughter of the novelist William Faulkner (11 January 1931-20 January 1931), who was named after his great-aunt Alabama 'Bama' McLean (1874-1968)... [more]
Alainah f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alaina. 39 girls in the USA were named Alainah in 2011.
Alanni f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Alani or a diminutive of a Alannah.
Aleczander m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alexander. According to the USA Social Security Administration, 64 boys were recorded with the name Aleczander in 2013.
Alexanderia f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alexandria. According to the USA Social Security Administration, 49 girls were recorded with the name Alexanderia in 1993.
Alexandir m Ukrainian (Rare), English (American, Modern, Rare)
Ukrainian variant transcription and modern English variant of Alexander.
Alexandrette f English (American, Rare)
Combination of Alexandra with the suffix -ette.
Alexandrya f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alexandria. According to the USA Social Security Administration, 20 girls were recorded with the name Alexandrya in 2005.
Alfalfa m English (American)
A type of flowering plant. A notable fictional bearer of this name is Alfalfa Switzer from the series of early short films "The Little Rascals" also known as "Our Gang". There was a movie adaptation in 1994... [more]
Aliceson f English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Variant of Alison. According to the SSA, Aliceson was given to 12 girls in 2011.
Aliciana f English, English (American)
Elaboration of Alicia by adding Ana. This name was given to 25 girls in 2017.
Alicyn f English (American)
Variant of Allison, likely influenced by the spelling of Alice.
Aliese f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Alice or possibly Elise (See also Alesia).
Alinora f English (American, Rare), Sardinian
English variant of Eleanora and Sardinian variant of Elianora.
Alisande f English (American, Rare, ?)
Demoiselle Alisande a la Carteloise is a medieval character in Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. She is nicknamed "Sandy" in the novel.
Allee f English (American)
Allee is a diminutive of Allison.
Allex m & f English (American)
Variant of Alex.
Allexa f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexa. Allexa was given to 5 girls in 2014.
Allexia f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexia that was given to 7 girls in 2007.
Allexis f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexis. Allexis was given to 5 girls in 2014.
Allexus f English, English (American)
Variant of Alexis that was given to 7 girls in 2006.
Almedia f English (American)
Elaboration of Almeda.... [more]
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.
Alysandra f English (American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Alexandra, probably influenced by the name Alysa.
Alyssabeth f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Elizabeth influenced by Alyssa and Beth, or a combination of both.
Amarilla f Hungarian (Rare), English (American, Archaic)
English and Hungarian Latinate form of Amaryllis, in the case of the Hungarian name, derived from Hungarian amarillisz "amaryllis". This name was also used throughout the United States in the 1800s.
Amberlee f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Amberly or a combination of Amber and Lee (See also Amberlynn and Emberlee).
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
Amijo f English (American, Rare)
Combination of Ami 2 and Jo.
Amillion m & f English (American, Modern, Rare)
From the English phrase "a million".
Amorae f African American (Modern, Rare), English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Amore, or an elaboration of Latin amor "love" using the phonetic element ray.
Analisse f English (American)
Variant of Analise that was given to 18 girls in 2017.
Anavaeh f English (American)
Popularity rising together with Nevaeh and Neveah
Andersen m & f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Anderson or a transferred use of the surname Andersen.
Andrellton m English (American)
This is the middle name of Keke Palmer's newborn son Leodis Jackson.
Andrelton m English (American)
Borne by American baseball player Andrelton Simmons.
Anelis f English (American, Rare), Luxembourgish
English and Luxembourgish cognate of Anneliese as well as a Luxembourgish contraction of Anna - Elisabeth.
Anevay f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Modern name of unknown meaning. It is likely invented, perhaps based on the sounds found in other names such as Nevaeh.... [more]
Angaleena f English (American, Rare)
Variant of Angelina. A famous bearer is Angaleena Presley (1976-), an American country singer and member of the Pistol Annies.
Angelly f English (American, Modern)
Modern feminine elaboration of Angel or a variant of Angelie (See also Angelle).
Annaleah f English (American)
Combination of either of Anna and Leah
Annaleya f English (American, Americanized, Modern, Rare)
Meaning “graceful beauty”. Combination of the names Anna and Leya.
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... [more]
Annlee f English (American)
Combination of Ann and Lee.
Antone m Corsican, English (American, Archaic), Ladin
Corsican and Ladin form and English variant of Anthony.
Appaline f English (American, Rare)
Perhaps an anglicized form of Apolline; also compare Appoline.
Aralee f English (American)
Aralee means thanks, and is a pretty light sounding name.
Aralyn f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Aaralyn, or else a combination of the initial sound found in names such as Arabella, Ariel and Ariadne with the popular name suffix lyn (perhaps inspired by similar-sounding names Carolyn, Marilyn and Cherilyn).
Archia f English (American, Rare), African American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Archia, which is by far the most prevalent in the United States and as such might possibly be a relatively new surname... [more]
Ardyce f English (American)
Variant of Ardice or Ardis. A notable bearer is Ardyce Bohlke (1943-2013), an American educator and politician
Ardyth f English (American, Rare)
A spelling variation of Ardath, Ardeth, or Ardith.
Areleous m English (American, Rare)
This is a rare (American) English given name, which might possibly be derived from Aurelius.
Argola f English (American)
Probably transferred from the place name Argola in Missouri.
Ariani f Brazilian, English (American, Rare)
Brazilian phonetic variant of Ariane or a variant of Arianny.
Arianny f English (American, Modern)
Apparently a form of Arianna. This name was popularized in the early 2010s by American ring girl Arianny Celeste (1985-), born Penelope López Márquez, in whose case it is reportedly derived from a nickname she had as a child.
Aristea f Greek, Spanish (Mexican), English (American, Modern, Rare, ?)
Feminine form of Aristeo (Spanish). As a Greek name, it is a feminine form of names beginning with the element ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best"... [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.
Army f English (American, Rare)
Possibly taken from the English word army.
Arnaz m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Arnaz.
Arta f English (American)
Feminine form of Art.
Artist m & f English (American, Rare)
Simply from the English word artist. First recorded as a name in 1916 (where it was given to five boys), this name has seen sporadic usage in the United States until 2017, where it began to rise. It was given to 89 American baby boys in 2021.
Asagao f English (American, Japanized, Rare)
Asagao, first introduced in the Heian period in Japan, blooms in summer. As its name suggests, this flower blooms only in the morning and on cold days. Asagao comes in a variety of colors, but an intense yellow... [more]
Ashlianne f English (American)
A made-up name combining the names, "Ashli" and "Anne".
Ashtian m English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Variant of Ashton. Ashtian was given to 6 boys in 2017 per the SSA.
Ason m & f English (American, Modern), American (Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Ason.
Athenna f English (American)
Alternate spelling of Athena.
Athens m & f English (American)
From Greek Athenai (plural because the city had several distinct parts), traditionally derived from Athena, but probably assimilated from a lost name in a pre-Hellenic language.
Atiana f African American (Modern, Rare), English (American, Modern, Rare)
Short form of Tatiana or a combination of the phonetic prefix a and Tiana. This is borne by Atiana De La Hoya (1999-), daughter of American boxer Oscar De La Hoya and beauty pageant winner Shanna Moakler... [more]