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AntinoefGreek Mythology Derived from αντι (anti) meaning "against, compared to, like" and νοῦς (nous) meaning "mind".
AntiphonusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀντίφονόν (Antiphonon), derived from Greek ἀντίφονος (antiphonos) meaning "in return for slaughter" or "in revenge for blood", from ἀντί (anti) "in return for; for the sake of, for" and φόνος (phonos) "murder, slaughter; blood shed in murder, gore"... [more]
AoibheallfIrish Mythology, Folklore Probably from Old Irish óibell "spark, fire". In Irish legend this is the name of a banshee or goddess who appeared to the Irish king Brian Boru on the eve of the Battle of Clontarf (1014). She is still said to dwell in the fairy mound of Craig Liath in County Clare.
AoibhgréinefIrish Mythology Derived from Irish aoibh "smile, pleasant expression" and grian "sun". This name belonged to the daughter of Deirdre and Naoise in Longas Mac nUislenn (The Exile of the Sons of Uisnech), a story of the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology... [more]
AorismGreek Mythology Meaning uncertain. In Greek legend this name belonged to a son of Aras, an autochthon who was believed to have built Arantea, the most ancient town in Phliasia. When his sister Araethyrea died, Aoris renamed the country of Phliasia after her ("Araethyrea").
ApanuugakmInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Apanuugak is a culture hero who was sometimes depicted as an error-prone warrior who lives to old age and sometimes as a dastardly villain.
AphaiafGreek Mythology Aphaia was a Greek goddess who was worshipped almost exclusively at a single sanctuary on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. She originated as early as the 14th century BCE as a local deity associated with fertility and the agricultural cycle... [more]
AphareusmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek The meaning of this name is uncertain. It could have been derived from Greek ἀφαρεί (apharei), which is an adverb of Greek ἄφαρ (aphar), which can mean "straightway, forthwith" as well as "suddenly, quickly"... [more]
ApheidasmGreek Mythology Means "unsparing, not miserly" in Greek, derived from the Greek negative prefix ἀ (a) combined with the Greek adjective φειδός (pheidos) meaning "sparing, thrifty".... [more]
ApolakimPhilippine Mythology Means "giant lord" from the Tagalog title apo meaning "lord, master" and laki meaning "big, large". In Tagalog mythology Apolaki was the god of the sun and war and the brother of Mayari... [more]
ArafGreek Mythology A Greek goddess of vengence and destruction, she is the personification of curses.... [more]
AracynthiasfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αρακυνθιας (Arakynthias), an epithet of the goddess Aphrodite meaning "of Arakynthos", Arakynthos or Aracynthus being a mountain upon which there was a temple dedicated to her... [more]
AradiafFolklore (Italianized, ?) Allegedly a Tuscan dialectical form of Erodiade. According to 'Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches' (1899), a book composed by American folklorist Charles Leland, she was a goddess in regional Italian folklore, who gave the knowledge of witchcraft to women.
ArazielmHebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend Apparently means "light of God" or "moon of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of a fallen angel who was cast out of heaven by God for having relations with earthly women.
ArchelochosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Either a variant of Archilochos or an independent name in its own right. If the latter is the case, then the first element of this name is different from that of the aforementioned name, but the second element is exactly the same: Greek λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush"... [more]
ArchenormGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master, leader" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
ArcheptolemosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is either derived from Greek αρχος (archos) "master" or from Greek αρχη (arche) "origin, source". The second element is derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive" or "warlike" (see Ptolemy).
ArchilochosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master, leader" 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]
ArdrafHinduism, Astronomy The name of the star the star Betelgeuse (α Ori) in Hinduism, meaning "green" or "the moist one". It is associated with Rudra, the god of wind, storms, the hunt, destruction and terror.
ArduinnafCeltic Mythology From the Gaulish arduo- meaning "height". Arduinna was a Celtic goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar. The name Arduenna silva for "wooded heights" was applied to several forested mountains, not just the modern Ardennes.
AreiafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀρεία (areia) meaning "warlike, martial", literally "of Ares, devoted to Ares", the feminine form of ἄρειος (areios) (see Areios)... [more]
AreithousmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀρηΐθοος (Areithoos), which meant "swift in battle" from the name of Ares, the Greek god of war and destruction, which was used to mean "war, battle, discord, slaughter", combined with (θοός) "swift, quick".
ArenavachifPersian Mythology Avestan name which probably means "she who speaks the injustice (to denounce it)" (from arəna "injustice" and vak-, ouuāč-ī "speaking" or perhaps "word"). In Persian mythology this name belonged to a daughter (or sister) of King Jamshid... [more]
ArgyrafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀργύρεος (argyreos) meaning "(of) silver". According to Pausanias, Argyra was the nymph of a well in Achaea, whose human lover Selemnus died of grief after she abandoned him... [more]
ArionmAncient Greek, Greek, Greek Mythology, Popular Culture In Greek mythology, Arion is the name of a divine immortal talking horse, who is the son of the gods Poseidon and Demeter. In real life, this name was borne by a Greek singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos, skilled at the cithara and inventor of the dithyramb... [more]
AristolochosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀριστόλοχος (aristolochos) meaning "well-born", which consists of the Greek adjective ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "childbirth" as well as "ambush"... [more]
ArkefGreek Mythology Arke was the messenger of the Titan gods and the twin sister of the rainbow goddess Iris. She is sometimes affiliated with the faded second rainbow sometimes seen in the shadow of the first.
ArkimHinduism An Indian name meaning "descendent of the sun", which is an epithet for Yama, the Vedic god of death.
ArnaalukfInuit Mythology The spirit name of a group of Inuit from a particular region, meaning "a big woman", a spirit of the woman under the sea. Prominent in Inuit mythology.
ArnakuagsakfInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Arnakuagsak, meaning "old woman from the sea," was an Inuit goddess, one of the primary deities of the religion, who was responsible for ensuring the hunters were able to catch enough food and that the people remained healthy and strong.
ArnapkapfaalukfNew World Mythology, Inuit Mythology Means "big bad woman". Arnapkapfaaluk was the sea goddess of the Inuit people living in Canada's Coronation Gulf area. Although occupying the equivalent position to Sedna within Inuit mythology, in that she had control of the animals of the seas, she was noticeably different as can be seen by the English translation of her name.
ArnarquagssaqfInuit Mythology The Inuit goddess of the sea. According to most versions of the legend Arnarquagssaq, commonly known as Sedna, was once a beautiful mortal woman who became the ruler of Adlivun (the Inuit underworld at the bottom of the sea) after her father threw her out of his kayak into the ocean... [more]
ArnemetiafCeltic Mythology Arnemetia's name contains Celtic elements are," meaning "against, beside," and nemeton, meaning "sacred grove." Her name is thus interpreted as "she who dwells in the sacred grove," suggesting Arnemetia may be a divine epithet rather than a name in its own right.
ArngrimmMedieval English, Norse Mythology Anglo-Scandinavian variant of Arngrímr. This was the name of a berserker in Norse mythology; he figures in Hervarar saga, Gesta Danorum, Lay of Hyndla, a number of Faroese ballads, and Örvar-Odds saga.
AshwinafIndian, Sanskrit, Hinduism A feminine form of Ashvin, the seventh month of the lunisolar Hindu calendar. It means "light" in Sanskrit, and Ashvini is the first star that appears in the evening sky (the head of Aries). Ashvin also stands for the Divine twins considered to be the Hindu gods of vision in Hindu mythology.
AsiaqfInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Asiaq is a weather goddess (or, more rarely a god) and was quite frequently invoked by the angakoq for good weather.
AsmodaimBiblical, Judeo-Christian Legend From Hebrew Ashmedai, which itself is derived from Avestan aēšma-daēva meaning "demon of wrath". Asmodai is a semi-Biblical demon mostly known thanks to the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit... [more]
AsphalionmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀσφαλής (asphales) meaning "safe, secure" as well as "steadfast, reliable, trustworthy". The word is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀσφαλίζω (asphalizo) meaning "to fortify, to make secure, to make safe"... [more]
AsterodiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star" and ‘ροδον (rhodon) "rose". In Greek myth Asterodia was a nymph who inhabited a Caucasian mountain stream that bore gold (her name may even imply the sparkle of gold, "like a star-rose").
AsteropaiosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀστεροπαῖος (asteropaios) meaning "of lightning", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun ἀστεροπή (asterope) meaning "lightning" (see Asterope).... [more]
AsteropefGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἀστεροπή (asterope) meaning "lightning". Also compare ἀστεροπός (asteropos), which is a variant spelling of the Greek adjective ἀστερωπός (asteropos) meaning "starry-eyed" or "star-faced"... [more]
AstrisfGreek Mythology Derived from αστερ (aster) meaning "star, starry". It is the name of a star-nymph daughter of the sun-god Helios.
AstyanaxmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἀστυάναξ (astyanax) meaning "lord of the city", which consists of the Greek noun ἄστυ (asty) meaning "city, town" combined with the Greek noun ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief".... [more]
AstydamiafGreek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek ἄστυ (astu) meaning "town" and δαμαω (damao) "to tame". In Greek myth this name belonged to five individual characters.
AstylochosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ἄστυ (asty) meaning "city, town" 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]
AstyochosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀστυόχος (astyochos) meaning "protecting the city". It consists of the Greek noun ἄστυ (asty) meaning "city, town" combined with the Greek verb ὀχέω (ocheo) meaning "to bear, to carry, to hold fast, to sustain", which is closely related to the Greek verb ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess"... [more]
AtaeginafCeltic Mythology, Celtiberian Mythology The name of a goddess worshiped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians. Her name possibly comes from the proto-Celtic *atte- and *geno- which together mean "reborn", or else *ad-akwī- meaning "night".
AtefGreek Mythology Means "ruin, folly, delusion" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was the goddess (daimona) of blind folly and delusion, leading men down the path to ruin. Her power was countered by the Litai or Prayers, which followed in her wake.
AtéginafCeltic Mythology, Portuguese, Spanish The Lusitanian goddess of nature and cure. A popular goddess worshipped by the ancient Iberians, Lusitanians, and Celtiberians of the Iberian Peninsula. Derived from a Celtic source: the two roots atte- and geno- to mean "Reborn" or from ad-akwī- (Irish adaig) meaning "night".
AtlahuamAztec and Toltec Mythology The name of an Aztec god, allegedly a water god, fisherman and archer. There were said to be at least four temples dedicated to him, and supposedly the Aztecs prayed to him when there were deaths in water, such as during Hernán Cortés's conquest of Tenochtitlan (the Ancient Aztec capital on a lake, now Mexico City).
AtsamazmCaucasian Mythology, Ossetian Meaning uncertain, most likely of Alanian origin. In Caucasian mythology Atsamaz is a musician who plays a magical golden pipe. He is also a hero in the Nart sagas.
AtymniusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀτύμνιος (Atymnios), of which the meaning is fairly uncertain. It may be a compound name that consists of the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with Greek τυμνία (tumnia) or (tymnia) meaning "rod, stick, wand"... [more]
Âu CơfFar Eastern Mythology From Sino-Vietnamese 嫗姬 (Âu Cơ) meaning "lady of the Âu Việt", the name of a group of ancient tribes that inhabited northern Vietnam and southern China in the 3rd century BC. In Vietnamese mythology, Âu Cơ is a fairy deity and the wife of Lạc Long Quân... [more]
AugefGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek Derived from Greek αὐγή (auge) meaning "light of the sun". In Greek mythology Auge was the daughter of Aleus, king of Tegea, and mother of the hero Telephus by Heracles. According to Hyginus this name also belonged to one of the Horae, namely the goddess who personified the first light of day... [more]
AulanerkfInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Aulanerk is a friendly sea goddess who rules over the tides, waves and joy.
Aumanilm & fInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Aumanil is a kind and beneficent spirit. Also, it is said that this god lived on land and controlled the movement of the whales.
AurafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek αὔρα (aura) "breeze". In Greek mythology, Aura is the goddess of the morning breeze. According to Nonnus, Aura was the daughter of the Titan Lelantos and the mother, by Dionysus, of Iacchus.
AurnirmNorse Mythology Derived from aurr ("gravel, sand, clay"). This is the name of a Jotunn in Norse mythology.
AurvandillmNorse Mythology Means "beam; morning; morning star", or possibly derived from aur ("water") and vandill ("sword"). In Norse mythology one of Aurvandill's toes broke off. Thor threw it into the sky, where it became a star.
AurvangrmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "one from Aurvangar". Aurvangar "the gravelly wetlands", also called Jǫruvellir "sandy plain", is the home of the dwarfs. In Norse mythology Aurvangr is the name of a dwarf.
AušrinėfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology Derived from Aušra with the feminine adjectival suffix -inė, referring to something made from or pertaining to a noun, ultimately meaning something along the lines of "auroral; pertaining to the dawn."... [more]
AustrafLatvian, Baltic Mythology Derived from Latvian austra "aurora", this is the name of the Latvian personification (sometimes goddess) of the dawn and light who acts as a messenger of the sun.
AutonoëfGreek Mythology Feminine equivalent of Autonoos (see Autonous). In Greek mythology this was the name of the daughter of Cadmus, founder of Thebes and Harmonia, one of the Bacchae in Euripides' play of the same name.
AutonousmGreek Mythology Possibly means "he is perceptive, or thoughtful, or has heart or soul". From the Ancient Greek autos (αὐτός) 'he, she, it, they; himself, herself, itself, themselves; same' and nous, or noos (νόος) 'the mind, as in perception, sense, the heart and soul; an act of mind, such as thought, purpose, design'.... [more]
AuxesiafGreek Mythology The name of the goddess of spring growth, one of the Horai. The name also functioned as the title of the goddess Persephone, whose assent from the underworld marked the transition from winter into spring... [more]
AventiafCeltic Mythology Aventia was a minor Celtic goddess of waters and springs. Her name is derived from Proto-Germanic H2euentiH2 "spring".
AventinusmRoman Mythology This name can be traced to the Aventine Hill, allegedly one of the Seven Hills that Ancient Rome was founded upon. Aventinus of Alba Longa was a mythical king said to have been buried there. It is debated as to whether the hill was named for the figure, or vice versa... [more]
AverruncusmRoman Mythology In ancient Roman religion, Averruncus or Auruncus is a god of averting harm. Aulus Gellius says that he is one of the potentially malignant deities who must be propitiated for their power to both inflict and withhold disaster from people and the harvests.... [more]
AvetafCeltic Mythology A Gaulish goddess of birth and midwifery known from figurines and inscriptions found in the area of modern-day France, Germany and Switzerland.... [more]
AvtarmHinduism Hindu name meaning "descent" and refers to deities in Hinduism.
AwanfJudeo-Christian Legend In the Book of Jubilees, this was a daughter of Adam and Eve and sister of Seth, Abel, Azura and more, and the twin sister and wife of Cain.
AwilixfNew World Mythology, Mayan Mythology The name of the Mayan goddess of the moon, night, underworld, sickness and death. Her name may be derived from the Q'eqchi' Maya word kwilix/wilix meaning "swallow (bird)".
AxionmGreek Mythology Derived from either the Greek adjective ἄξιος (axios) meaning "worthy, deserving" or from the Greek noun ἀξία (axia) meaning "worth, value". Both are closely related to the Greek verb ἀξιόω (axioo) meaning "to think or deem worthy"... [more]
AxylosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἄξυλος (axylos) meaning "uncut wood" as well as "without wood", which consists of the Greek prefix ἀ- (a-) meaning "not, without, the opposite of" combined with the Greek noun ξύλον (xylon) meaning "cut wood, timber".
AyafNear Eastern Mythology Means "dawn" in Akkadian. In Akkadian mythology Aya was a mother goddess, the consort of the sun god Shamash, and associated strongly with the rising sun, sexual love, and youth... [more]
AyniafIrish Mythology Allegedly an Irish fairy queen from Ulster. Her name might be a corruption of Irish Áine with whom she might be identical.
AzesiafGreek Mythology An epithet of the Greek goddesses Demeter and Persephone, likely derived from Greek azê "dry dirt" or azainô "to dry up" (cf. Azalea).
Aztlanm & fAztec and Toltec Mythology, Nahuatl (?), American (Hispanic, Rare), Mexican (Rare) Aztlan is the mythical homeland of the Aztec peoples. In their language (Nahuatl), the roots of Aztlan are the two words: aztatl tlan(tli) meaning "heron" and "place of". The homeland was said to have many heron birds and may have been translated to 'place of white-ness' or even 'brightness' (as used by some Chicanos) because of the large population of the white feathered birds living there... [more]
Bà Chúa XứfFar Eastern Mythology The name of a Vietnamese goddess of business, health and the Vietnamese border. Her name is derived from bà chúa meaning "lady, a woman of wealth and luxury" and xứ meaning "country".
BadbfIrish Mythology, Irish Means "crow, demon" in early Irish (and may have originally denoted "battle" or "strife"). In Irish myth the Badb was a war goddess who took the form of a crow. She and her sisters, the Morrígan and Macha, were a trinity of war goddesses known collectively as the Morrígna.
BadroulbadourfLiterature, Folklore From Arabic بدر البدور (Badr ul-Budūr) meaning "full moon of full moons" (see also Budur). This is the name of the princess in the Middle Eastern fairy tale 'Aladdin', one of the tales in the 'Arabian Nights'.
BaduhennafGermanic Mythology Baduhenna was a minor goddess worshipped in ancient Frisia. According to Tacitus, a sacred grove was dedicated to her near which 900 Roman soldiers were killed in 28 CE. Her name is likely derived from Proto-Germanic *badwa- "battle" and -henna, a name element which appears in the names of matrons, Germanic goddesses widely attested from the 1st to 5th century CE on votive stones and votive altars.
BaeddanmWelsh Mythology In the medieval Welsh tale 'Culhwch and Olwen' this name belongs to the father of Maelwys, one of Arthur's warriors.
BældægmAnglo-Saxon Mythology Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Balder. Made up of the Old English elements bæl, of disputed origin, and dæg, meaning "day." ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,’ written after the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, treats him as a historical figure, listing him among the legendary ancestors of the kings of Bernicia and Wessex.
BainmLiterature, Judeo-Christian Legend Bain was the son of Bard in J. R. R. Tolkien's book, The Hobbit. "Bain" means "beautiful" in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional language, Sindarin (Elvish).
Báinef & mIrish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
BakumJapanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology The "Eater of Nightmares (a lion-headed ghost)" in Japanese Mythology. If you call for him, he will eat away your nightmares. It can also refer to a "Tapir", for its appearance. I've heard that in the Japanese language, Baku means "Command Esteem", "Receive or Gain", or "Win Acclaim".
BaphometmJudeo-Christian Legend, Popular Culture Probably from a medieval corruption of Mahomet. This appears in the Inquisition of the Knights Templar as the name of an alleged Muslim or pagan idol. In the 19th century it became associated with a Western occult symbol drawn by Eliphas Lévi, a "Sabbatic Goat" image depicting a demonic horned god.
BarachielmJudeo-Christian Legend Apparently means "blessing(s) of God" or "lightning of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the seven archangels in the Eastern Orthodox tradition.
BarastyrmOssetian Mythology Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Ossetian ruler of the underworld who assigns dead souls either to paradise or his realm, comparable to the Greek Hades.
BarbalefGeorgian Mythology Meaning unknown, though it is similar to the Sumerian and Akkadian epithet bibbiru meaning "shining, splendor". Barbale was the Georgian goddess of cattle, poultry fertility, the sun, women's fertility, and healing.