AlabandusmGreek Mythology Means "horse victory". From the Carian ala 'horse' and banda 'victory'. In Greek mythology he was a Carian hero, son of Euippus and the naiad Callirrhoe, and through Callihrrhoe the grandson of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys... [more]
AlahtinfNew World Mythology The name of the Chumash goddess of the moon who also governs over purification, health and menstruation.
AlakshmifIndian (Rare), Hinduism The name of the older sister of Lakshmi and the Hindu goddess of misfortune. She is sometimes viewed, according to one source, as another avatar of a form of the goddess Kali... [more]
AlalafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀλαλή (alalē) meaning "war-cry, battle-cry". This onomatopoeic name belonged to the female personification of the war-cry in Greek mythology. She was an attendant of the war god Ares, whose war-cry was her name: Alale alala.
AlastormGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἀλάστωρ (alastor) meaning "avenging spirit or deity". This was an epithet of Zeus as well as the name of several characters from Greek mythology.
AlatormCeltic Mythology, Roman Mythology An epithet of Mars found on an altar at South Shields in England, and on a votive plaque found in Hertfordshire in England. There is disagreement of its meaning, with some academics interpreting it as "hunstman" and others as "cherisher"... [more]
AlaunusmCeltic Mythology Also a Gaulish god of healing and prophecy, who was venerated in the areas of Mannheim (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria).
AlawīdazmNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse element ala ("entire; all") combined with one of several possible elements: vīðr ("wide, far, extensive"), viðr ("forest, wood, tree") or veðja ("engage, stake, wager").... [more]
AlcidicefGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Ἀλκιδίκη (Alkidike), which is derived from Greek αλκη (alke) "strength" combined with Greek δικη (dike) meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage"... [more]
AldebaranmAstronomy, Judeo-Christian Legend Derived from Arabic الدبران (al-Dabarān) meaning "follower" (from دبر (dábar) "to turn one's back"). This is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, presumably so named because it appears to follow the Pleiades rightward across the night sky... [more]
AlectronafGreek Mythology An early goddess who was a daughter of the sun. It is speculated by some that she was possibly a goddess of the morning, or of man's waking sense, which causes him to wake up in the morning; the Doric form of her name is akin to the Greek word for "rooster" (Alectrona, the feminine genitive of Αλεκτορ, Alektor, the Greek word for "rooster"), while the Greek form Electryone is akin to the word for "amber" (Ἠλέκτρα, Elektra), as in the amber color of sunrise (as opposed to sunset, implied by Helios being her father); naturally, either of which would be an appropriate name for a solar goddess.
AlegenormGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Epic Greek verb ἀλέγω (alego) meaning "to have a care, to mind, to heed" or the adjective ἀλεγεινός (alegeinos), which is the Epic Greek form of ἀλγεινός (algeinos) meaning "painful, grievous"... [more]
AlektormGreek Mythology Means "rooster" in Ancient Greek. This was the name of several men in Greek mythology.
AlemoniafRoman Mythology Perhaps related to Greek ἀλήμων (ălēmon) "a wanderer, rover". In Roman mythology, Alemona or Alemonia was a minor, tutelary goddess of the fetus, the entity responsible for feeding the unborn child (i.e., nourishing growth in utero).
AletheiafAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀλήθεια (aletheia) meaning "truth". (Compare English Alethea.) According to some Greek myths she was the personification of truth, a daughter of Zeus and one of the nurses to Apollo.
AlexiaresmGreek Mythology Derived from ἀλεξιάρης (alexiares), which is the masculine form of the Greek feminine noun ἀλεξιάρη (alexiare) meaning "she that guards from death and ruin". It consists of the Greek verb ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend" as well as "to help" combined with the Greek noun ἀρή (are) meaning "bane, ruin"... [more]
AlexikakosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀλεξίκακος (alexikakos) meaning "keeping off ill, averting evil", which consists of the Greek verb ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend" as well as "to help" combined with the Greek noun κάκη (kake) meaning "wickedness, vice"... [more]
AlexinomosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend" as well as "to help" combined with the Greek noun νόμος (nomos) meaning "usage, custom, law, ordinance" (see Eunomia).
AlexirrhoefGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend" as well as "to help" combined with the Greek noun ῥοή (rhoe) meaning "river, stream". Also compare the Greek noun ῥόος (rhoos) meaning "stream, flow of water, current" as well as the name Alexirrhoia, which are both closely related.... [more]
AlexirrhoiafGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend" as well as "to help" combined with the Greek noun ῥοία (rhoia) meaning "flow, flux", which is related to the Greek noun ῥοή (rhoe) meaning "river, stream".... [more]
AlfarinnmNorse Mythology Has several possible etymologies. Maybe derived from Old Norse alfr ("elf, supernatural being") and ǫrn ("eagle"); alf and arinn ("fire, immolation place"), a word meaning "far, long" and far ("to travel"), or ala ("entire, all") and a word meaning "deserted".... [more]
AlisanosmCeltic Mythology A local god in Gaul who is mentioned in inscriptions in central France. Attempts have been made to identify him as a mountain-ash god or a god of rowan trees. The ancient Gaulish city of Alesia, now called Alise-Sainte-Reine, may well be connected with him.
AlkandrosmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek αλκη (alke) "strength" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
AlkestisfAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀλκηστής (alkestes) meaning "valiant, brave, courageous", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength".
AlkimosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἄλκιμος (alkimos) meaning "stout, strong, brave", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength".
AlkinoefGreek Mythology Feminine form of Alkinous (see Alcinous). In Greek mythology this name was borne by several minor characters, including a naiad and a princess of Corinth.
AllatumfPersian Mythology The goddess of the underworld in early Iranian mythology. She is believed to be of Mesopotamian origin (Ellat).
AllerleirauhfFolklore (Germanized) Means "all kinds of fur" in German. This is the name of the title character of a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. Allerleirauh is a princess who flees from her father, who wants to marry her, and brings three dresses and a coat with all kinds of furs with her... [more]
AlmusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἄλμος (Almos), which is possibly derived from Greek ἄλμα (alma) meaning "grove", which in turn is apparently related to Greek ἄλσος (alsos) meaning "sacred grove"... [more]
AlopefGreek Mythology Unknown etymology, although it may be linked to the word ᾰ̓λώπηξ (alṓpēx) meaning "fox".
AlpanfEtruscan Mythology The Etruscan goddess of love and the underworld. She belongs to the Lasas and is usually portrayed naked.
AlpanufEtruscan Mythology The Etruscan goddess of the underworld, associated with rebirth, revenge, and triumph out of suffering.
AlpheiaiafGreek Mythology Epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis which was derived from the name of the river god Alpheios, who loved her. Artemis Alpheiaia was worshipped at Letrini in Elis and on the island of Ortygia near Syracuse; she also shared an altar with Alpheios at Olympia... [more]
AlpheiosmGreek Mythology Derived either from Greek ἀλφή (alphê) meaning "produce, gain, profit" or from Greek ἀλφός (alphos) which meant "whiteness" as well as "white leprosy", a cognate of Albus... [more]
AlphenormGreek Mythology The first element of this name is not entirely certain, as there are two possible etymologies for it. The first is that it is derived from the Greek noun ἀλφή (alphe) meaning "produce, gain, profit", which is etymologically related to the Greek verb ἀλφάνω (alphano) meaning "to bring in, to yield, to fetch (a price)".... [more]
AltesmGreek Mythology A Lelegian king who resided at Pedasus, which was situated in or near the Troad. According to Homer's Iliad Altes was the father of Laothoe, one of the many wives (or concubines) of King Priam... [more]
AmaelmJudeo-Christian Legend Amael is an angel of hope and a principality who resides on the third heaven. He is the ruling angel of Venus. Amael is a name likened to that of Haniel, an angel who has as many aspects as variant forms of his name.
AmaethonmWelsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance Derived from the Brittonic name *Ambaχtonos meaning "divine ploughman" or "ploughman-god". This was the name of the Welsh god of agriculture. In the late 11th-century legend of Culhwch and Olwen, Amathaon appeared as an Arthurian warrior; "as one of his tasks, Culhwch had to convince Amathaon to plow the lands of the giant Ysbaddaden."
AmanchuufFar Eastern Mythology Okinawan reading of Amamikyu, the traditional creator goddess of the Ryukyu Islands. Her name is derived from 阿 (a) meaning "a", 摩 (ma) meaning "to rub, chafe", 美 (mi) meaning "beauty" and 久 (yu) meaning "long time"... [more]
AmarokmInuit Mythology Amarok is the name of a giant wolf in Inuit mythology. It will hunt down and devour anyone foolish enough to hunt alone at night. It is sometimes considered equivalent to the waheela of cryptozoology.
AmathauntafNear Eastern Mythology In Sumerian mythology she is the goddess of the ocean, possibly related to Poseidon. She was also worshipped by Sumerian immigrants in Egypt which lead to some believing her to be an Egyptian goddess... [more]
AmbikafHinduism, Indian Possibly means "dear mother" in Sanskrit. Ambika is a feminine personification of the Hindu goddess Durga and also another name for Parvati.
AmbraciafGreek Mythology (Latinized) In Greek mythology Ambracia was the daughter of Melaneus, son of Apollo and Oechalia. The ancient Greek city of Ambracia in Epirus was named after her.
AmbrielmJudeo-Christian Legend Allegedly means "energy of God" in Hebrew. In Jewish and Christian mythology, this is the name of an angel associated with the zodiacal sign of Gemini and the month of May. It was found engraved on a Hebrew amulet for warding off evil.
Amekushin-otome-ōankamifFar Eastern Mythology An alternative name for the Okinawan creator goddess Amanchuu. Her name is derived from 天 (ame) meaning "heavens, sky", 久 (kyu) meaning "a long time", 神 (shin) meaning "spirit, deity", 乙女 (otome) meaning "daughter, maiden, virgin", 王 (ō) meaning "king", 御 (here read as 'an'), an honourific particle, and 神 (kami) meaning "spirit, deity".
Ame-no-uzumefJapanese Mythology Japanese goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry. Her name is derived from 天 (ame) meaning "sky, heavens", 宇 (u) meaning "roof, eaves, house" or "the whole world", 受 (zu) meaning "accept" and 売 (me) meaning "sell", or 鈿 meaning "ornamental hairpen" and 女 (me) meaning "woman".
AmloddmWelsh (Rare), Welsh Mythology Variant of Amlawdd, derived from the Welsh intensifying prefix an-/am- and llawdd "praise". In Welsh myth he is the father of Eigyr (Igraine) and therefore the grandfather of King Arthur... [more]
AmmafNorse Mythology, Old Swedish, Greenlandic Has several possible meanings. May be a short form of names beginning with Arn- or Am-, derived from Old Swedish amma ("wet nurse"), Old Norse amma ("grandmother") or Old Norse ama ("dark one").... [more]
AmmimJewish, Biblical, Jewish Legend, Hebrew Means "my people" in Hebrew. This is the name of a character in the Old Testament, Hosea's second son, who was originally named Lo-Ammi meaning "not my people" but was renamed Ammi "my people"... [more]
AmmitfEgyptian Mythology Derived from Ancient Egyptian ꜥm-mwt "devourer of the dead". In Egyptian mythology she was a female demon and funerary deity with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus, and crocodile, all of which were seen as dangerous animals to the ancient Egyptians... [more]
AmphianassafGreek Mythology (?) Apparently derived from Greek αμφι (amphi) meaning "around, on both sides" (compare Amphitrite) and ανασσα (anassa) meaning "queen, lady" (used as a term of address for goddesses)... [more]
AmphianaxmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near" combined with the Greek noun ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief".... [more]
AmphiaraosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from the Greek verb ἀράομαι (araomai) meaning "to pray to", which is related to the Greek noun ἀρά (ara) meaning "prayer"... [more]
AmphidamasmGreek Mythology Derived from αμφι (amphi) meaning "around, on both sides" and δαμάζω (damázo) meaning "to tame, subdue".
AmphiklesmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from Greek κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory."
AmphilochosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
AmphimachosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from Greek μαχη (mache) meaning "battle."
AmphionmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". This name is borne by several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a son of Zeus by the nymph Antiope.
AmphithemismGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek ἀμφί (amphi) meaning "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near". The second element is derived from the Greek noun θέμις (themis) meaning "law of nature, divinely ordained justice, that which is laid down" (see Themis).... [more]
AmphitritefGreek Mythology Possibly from Greek amphis "surrounding" and tris "third" ("the third" apparently refers to the sea). In Greek mythology Amphitrite was the goddess of saltwater, wife of Poseidon and mother of Triton; her offspring also included seals and dolphins... [more]
AmyntormAncient Greek, Greek Mythology From Greek ἀμύντωρ (amyntôr) meaning "defender, protector", which is a derivative of ἀμύνω (amynô) "to keep off, defend oneself". (Compare Amyntas.) This name belonged to several characters in Greek mythology... [more]
Anaelm & fJudeo-Christian Legend, Biblical, Hebrew Biblical Hebrew name of uncertain meaning, possibly "God answers" (making it an equivalent of Anaiah, using el "God" as the second element as opposed to yah "Yahweh"); alternatively the first element may be related to chanah "favour, grace" (making it a relative of Hananiah and perhaps a form of Hanniel or Channiel)... [more]
AnaideiafGreek Mythology Meaning "without shame", from the Greek aidṓs (αιδώς) - "shame, decency" , combined with the negative prefix a. In Greek mythology, Anaideia was the personification of shamelessness, ruthlessness and unforgiveness... [more]
AnalamHinduism Meaning "fire." A Hindu attendant god. He is one of the eight vasu deities who serve the god Indra.
AnankefGreek Mythology Meaning "force, constraint, necessity." Ananke was the personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos, along with Chronos.
AnansimAfrican Mythology From Akan anansi meaning "spider". In West African and Caribbean folklore, Anansi is a trickster spirit who frequently takes the form of a spider.
AnasuyafHinduism, Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada Means "without envy" or "without spite", from Sanskrit अ (a) meaning "not" and असूया (asūyā) "envy, jealousy". In Hindu mythology, Anasuya is the pious wife of the ancient rishi (sage) Atri.
AnaxmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief". In ancient Greece, it was a title denoting a tribal king or military leader.... [more]
AnchialefGreek Mythology The name of the Titan goddess of the warming heat of fire, the sister of Prometheus and mother of the metal-working Daktyloi. Her name may be derived from ank-, a prefix meaning "to reveal or uncover" and further elements meaning "heat"... [more]
AndartafCeltic Mythology Andarta was a goddess worshiped in southern Gaul (in present-day southern France and in Bern, Switzerland). Her name has traditionally been translated as "Great Bear" (from Gaulish artos "bear"), more recent analyses of the name, however, offer the translation "Well-fixed, Staying firm".
AndjetymEgyptian Mythology Possibly means "he who is stable", from the Ancient Egyptian city of Andjet, whose name was probably derived from djed 'stability, durability'.... [more]
AndorásmHungarian Mythology Older form of András. According to tradition, Andorás is a descendant of one of the leaders of the conquering Hungarians, the founder of the Andrássy family in Csíkszentkirály and Krasznahorka.
AndraemonmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἁνδραίμων (Andraimon), which is probably derived from Greek ανηρ (aner) "man" or Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man". This name was borne by roughly five characters in Greek mythology, one of them being one of the suitors of Odysseus' wife Penelope.
AndrasmJudeo-Christian Legend The name of a demon as described in the Lesser Key of Solomon as a creature with the body of an angel and an owl's head who rides a wolf. Andras commands thirty legions of lesser demons and his main purpose is to spread discord and violence amongst mortals.
AndrodameiafGreek Mythology Means "man fighter" or "subduer of men", derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man" and Greek δαμαω (damao) "to tame". In Greek mythology, this was the name of an Amazon who fought in the Attic War... [more]
AndrogeusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀνδρόγεως (Androgeos), which is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with Greek γεως or γεος (geos), the genitive of Greek γῆ (gē) meaning "earth, land"... [more]
AndvarimNorse Mythology Means "careful one". In Norse mythology Andvari was a dwarf who lived under a waterfall and could change himself into a fish at will. He had a pile of gold and a magical ring, Andvaranaut, which made him wealthy... [more]
AnesidorafGreek Mythology Means "giver of gifts" (or "she who sends forth gifts", "sender-up of gifts") or "spender of gifts" in Greek. This was an epithet (and epiklesis) of the Greek goddesses Demeter, who had a temple under this name at Phlius in Attica, and Gaia; it was also applied to Pandora.
AngeliafGreek Mythology Probably related to Greek ἄγγελος (angelos) "messenger". Angelia was the spirit (daimona) of messages, tidings, and proclamations and is a daughter of Hermes.
AngeyjafNorse Mythology The etymology of this name is uncertain. It could be derived from Old Norse angi "sweet odour" and ey, a name element which might mean "island" (compare Eyja)... [more]
AnggrainifIndonesian Mythology, Javanese Derived from Javanese anggara meaning "Tuesday", ultimately from Sanskrit अङ्गार (angara). In the Javanese version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, this is the name of a princess and the wife of Ekalavya.
AngitiafRoman Mythology A Roman snake-goddess who was especially worshipped by the Marsi, a tribe in central Italy.
AngutamInuit Mythology Allegedly means "man with something to cut" (compare Inuktitut ᐊᖑᑦ (angut) meaning "man"). In Inuit mythology this is the name of a god, sometimes considered a psychopomp responsible for conveying the souls of the dead to the underworld, Adlivun, where they must sleep for a year... [more]
AnkoumCeltic Mythology, Breton Legend This is the name of a legendary skeleton-ghost in parts of France, namely Brittany and Normandy as well as Cornwall. He travels by night, riding a creaking cart (or small coach) drawn by four black horses in which he comes to collect the souls of the recently departed... [more]
AnnapurnafHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Hindi Means "filled with food" from Sanskrit अन्न (anna) meaning "food, grains" and पूर्ण (purna) meaning "filled, full, complete, whole". This is the name of the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment.
AnneafCeltic Mythology Annea was a goddess worshipped in the province of Cuneo in the southwest of the Piedmont region of Italy. The origin and meaning of her name are uncertain, it has, however, been suggested that it might be related to Celtic ann- "mother" (compare the name of the Irish goddess Anu).
AnnonariafRoman Mythology Means "she who supplies corn" in Latin, derived from annona "yearly produce", "crop, harvest" or "corn, grain" (also the name of a Roman goddess who personified the year), which was ultimately from annus "year"... [more]
AntabogamIndonesian Mythology Derived from Sanskrit अनन्त (ananta) meaning "infinite, endless" and भोग (bhoga) meaning "food, enjoyment, wealth". In Javanese and Balinese mythology this is the name of a snake deity who created the world.
AntaeusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀνταῖος (Antaios), which is derived from Greek ἀνταῖος (antaios) meaning "(right) opposite, opposed to, set over against". In turn, it is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀντάω (antaō) meaning "to come opposite (to), to meet face to face, to meet (with)"... [more]
AntandrefGreek Mythology In Greek Mythology, Antandre was an Amazonian warrior. She was one of Penthesilea's twelve companions at Troy. Her name means, "She Who Precedes Men".
AntaurafGreek Mythology Antaura is a Greek Demon of migraine headaches. She rises up out of the sea, moves like the wind, and enters into people’s heads to cause intense pain. Antaura is thwarted by the goddess Artemis, who diverts Antaura into the head of a bull in the mountains... [more]
AntenormAncient Greek, Greek Mythology, Galician Derived from the Greek noun ἀντήνωρ (antenor) meaning "instead of a man", which consists of Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against" as well as "instead of" and "compared to, like" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
AnthefGreek Mythology Feminine given name from Greek Mythology which means "bloom". Anthe was one of the Alkyonides, nymphs of fair weather. After the death of their father at the hands of Herakles, they threw themselves into the sea in their grief and were transformed into kingfishers.
AnthemionmGreek Mythology Means "small flower", derived from Greek ἄνθεμον (anthemon) meaning "flower" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion). The former is ultimately derived from Greek ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom"... [more]
AntheusmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀνθέω (antheō) meaning "to blossom, to bloom", which is related to Greek ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower, blossom". In order words, this name is virtually the masculine form of Antheia (see Anthea)... [more]
AntilochosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
AntimachosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀντίμαχος (antimachos) meaning "capable of meeting in war", which consists of Greek ἀντί (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" combined with the Greek noun μάχη (mache) meaning "battle".... [more]