English (American) Submitted Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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]
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!
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
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
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
AUDRIEL f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Possibly a combination of Audrey
(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
, though the name's inclusion in the SSA predates the band's formation.
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.
BERTRESA f English (American)
Maybe derived from the surname Bertrés (locational name referring to Bertre, a village in southern France).
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]
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.
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.