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AANGmPopular Culture The name of the main protagonist of the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. His name was apparently derived from the Chinese characters 安 (ān) meaning "peace, quiet" and 昂 (áng) meaning "rise, soar, raise".
AATXEmBasque Mythology, Popular Culture Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
ABRAXASmEgyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
ACNOLOGIAmPopular Culture the name comes from a character in the popular manga/anime Fairy Tail. Acnologia was a dragon slayer wizard who wiped out nearly the entire dragon race and as consequence of overusing his powers became a dragon... [more]
ADDAMmPopular Culture Addam Origo is referenced in Xenoblade Chronicles II. He was the Driver of the Aegis Mythra during the Aegis War that is referenced in the game and happened 500 years prior to the events in Xenoblade Chronicles II.
ADRICmPopular Culture An anagram of Dirac, the surname of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Paul Dirac. This is the name of a character in the series 'Doctor Who', a companion of the fourth and fifth doctors.
AEGONmLiterature, Popular Culture Derived from the Germanic element ag "edge of a sword" and the Greek word αγώνας (agónas) "struggle". This is the name of multiple characters in George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, as well as the TV show based on the books 'Game of Thrones'.
AEMONmLiterature, Popular Culture Possibly derived from AMON. This is the name of a character in George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, as well as the TV show based on the books 'Game of Thrones'.
ÆONfPopular Culture Used by animator Peter Chung for his character Æon Flux, from the name of a type of spirit being in Gnosticism, an emanation from the Godhead, ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European base meaning "vital force, life, long life, eternity".... [more]
AKATOSHmPopular Culture In the popular video game series 'The Elder Scrolls', Akatosh is the chief deity of the Nine Divines (the pantheon of gods in the game). He is generally considered to be the first of the Gods to form in the Beginning Place; after his establishment, other spirits found the process of being easier and the various pantheons of the world emerged... [more]
ALLURAfPopular Culture Apparently based on the English word allure. This was the name of a princess in the 1980s anime television show 'Voltron'.
ALMmPopular Culture Derived from Old Norse "álmr," which translates to "elm tree." "Alm" is also the Swedish word for "elm tree."... [more]
ALOMAfPopular Culture, Theatre A pseudo-Hawaiian name invented by LeRoy Clemens and John B. Hymer for the title character of their 1925 Broadway play Aloma of the South Seas, which was twice adapted to film, in 1926 and again in 1941... [more]
ALUCARDmPopular Culture The name DRACULA spelled backwards. Though regularly featured in (animated) films, notably 'Son of Dracula' (1943), it is perhaps best known in more recent times from Kouta Hirano's 'Hellsing' manga and the 'Castlevania' video games.
AMANDLAm & fPopular Culture (?), African Xhosa and Zulu word meaning "power". Mandla, which is derived from "amandla", is also a common first name in South Africa. Amandla Stenberg is an American teen actress, and her mother chose the name after being inspired by Miles Davis' 1989 album "Amandla".
AMBROSINUSmLiterature, Popular Culture This is the latinized name of MERLIN in the novel "The Last Legion" written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (b. 1943), but also in the 2007 film based on the book. In the novel, his full name is Meridius Ambrosinus (while his original Gaelic name is MYRDDINEMRYS), but he is usually referred to as simply Ambrosinus.
ANTIMONYfPopular Culture Used by Tom Siddell for his character Antimony Carver, the protagonist of his science-fantasy webcomic 'Gunnerkrigg Court' (2005-). The character's name is from that of a chemical element, which is of obscure origin... [more]
APAREKAmGeorgian (Archaic), Popular Culture Derived from Georgian აპარეკა (Apareka), which is the name of a famous folk song from Khevsureti, the mountain region of Georgia. In the song itself, Apareka is the name of a young man.
AQUATAfPopular Culture One of the princesses in Disney's "The Little Mermaid." The name probably comes from aqua, water.
ARAGOGmPopular Culture From J K Rowling's Harry Potter series, Aragog is the name of the giant spider that lives in the Forbidden Forest. He fears basilisks and is a great friend of Rubeus Hagrid, who rescued him when he was a child and cared for him... [more]
ARGINEfPopular Culture, French (Rare) Argine is the name of the Queen of Clubs on French playing cards. While the names on other cards are recognisable figures from history or mythology, Argine is more obscure, it is explained as an anagram of the Latin word regina "queen".
ARIETTAfPopular Culture (Rare) Either a diminutive of Aria, or from the major antagonist and God-General in Tales of the Abyss. Given after the musical term for a small song, from the Italian word "arietta."
ARIODANTEmPopular Culture, Italian (Rare) Possibly a combination of Italian aria meaning "air, melody, tune" (which ultimately comes from Latin aer "air") with the name DANTE. This is the name of the main character in George Frideric Handel's opera seria Ariodante (1735), which was based on the epic poem Orlando furioso (1516) written by Ludovico Ariosto.... [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]
ARMISTICEf & mPopular Culture, American (Rare) From the English word armistice meaning "truce, ceasefire", ultimately derived from Latin arma "arms" and -stitium "stoppage". This is the name of a character on the HBO series 'Westworld'.
ARVILLAfEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture Unknown, possibly related to ARVEL. In the 2007 film "Bonneville" Jessica Lange played Arvilla Holden, a widow on a road trip to deliver her late husband's ashes to California.
ASGOREmPopular Culture The name of a character from the RPG game ''Undertale''. In the game Asgore is the powerful king of the monsters, who plans to use seven human souls in order to destroy the barrier that imprisons all monsters underground.
ASRIELmPopular Culture This is the name of a character in the RPG Undertale. The name Asriel has several possible meanings or origins.... [more]
ASTERIXmLiterature, Popular Culture Derived from Greek asteriskos "little star", through its latinized form asteriscus. In literature, this is the name of the hero from Frenchmen René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's comic book series of the same name... [more]
ASUTAmPopular Culture from the character Asta from the anime/manga series Black Clover. it is turned into アスタ (asuta) in the japanese voiced version. see ASTA
ATOMm & fPopular Culture In the case of film director Atom Egoyan (1960-), it is taken from atom bomb (from Greek atomos meaning "uncut, unhewn; indivisible", derived from Greek α, a negative prefix, combined with tomos "a cutting", from temnein "to cut"), given to him by his Armenian-Egyptian parents to mark the completion of Egypt's first nuclear reactor.
AVENANTmPopular Culture Derived from the French surname, Avenant was the name of the main antagonist in the 1946 French film La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast). In the 1991 Disney movie, Avenant was replaced by the character Gaston.
AXONNmPopular Culture Axonn was once an arbitrator long before the coming of the Toa, but later pledged to protect the Kanohi Ignika. (From the series BIONICLE by Greg Farshtey)
AYLEOmPopular Culture A famous bearer of this name is Ayleo “Ayo” Bowles, member of music duo Ayo & Teo.
AZKADELLIAfPopular Culture Possibly derived from the Greek name Delia which means "from Delos, the island of which Artemis and Apollo, the twins gods, were born." ... [more]
AZULAfPopular Culture, Spanish (Modern, Rare) Fictional name meant to be derived from Portuguese, Galician, and Spanish azul meaning "blue" (of Persian origin). This is the name of a main antagonist in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.
AZULONmPopular Culture Meant to be the original masculine form of AZULA, from which that name is derived. Fire Lord Azulon is a character in the American television show Avatar: The Last Airbender.
BALLINAfPopular Culture Combination of "ball" and the popular suffix -ina. On the cartoon 'Rugrats' this is the name that Angelica gives to her imaginary twin sister. It also coincides with the name of towns in Ireland and Australia, though the towns' names originates from a different source.
BALOOmPopular Culture Baloo is a main fictional character featured in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book from 1894 and The Second Jungle Book from 1895.
BANZOUmPopular Culture Means "accompaniment" in Mandarin. Name of the main antagonist in the Netflix movie "Duck Duck Goose" (2018).
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.
BATMANmJavanese, Popular Culture From a Jawi rendering of पत्मन् (patman), meaning "path" in Sanskrit. A notable bearer of this name is Batman bin-SUPARMAN, a Singaporean man imprisoned for drugs, who was rumored to be named after the DC comics superhero.... [more]
BAYONETTAfPopular Culture (?) Name of the titular main character and protagonist of the same named game and movie. It's origins aren't very touched upon. However it's said in the movie to be derived from the weapon name "bayonet" and made feminine by the suffix "-ta".
BELVEDEREmPopular Culture Means "a fair sight" from Italian bello "beautiful" and vedere "a view, sight". It first appears as a given name in United States historical records (for both Northern and Southern states) in the early 19th century — along with its feminine variant, BELVA... [more]
BERICmEnglish (British), Literature, Popular Culture Variant of BERRICK. Beric Dondarrian is a character in 'A Song of Ice and Fire', as well as it's TV counterpart 'Game of Thrones', known for leading the Brotherhood without Banners and being repeatedly resurrected, though in his case, the name is a variant of BARAK (1), as he is known as The Lightning Lord.
BERŽASmLithuanian, Folklore, Popular Culture Derived from the Lithuanian noun beržas meaning "birch tree". In Lithuanian folklore and popular culture, Beržas is the name of one of the three sons of the titular character of the folk tale Eglė žalčių karalienė, which translates to English as Eglė, the Queen of Serpents.
BIRDINAfPopular Culture Name of a character in the 1955, MGM released 'The Glass Slipper,' their musical take on the famous Cinderalla story.
BIRDOfPopular Culture Birdo, known in Japan as Catherine (キャサリン Kyasarin), is a recurring character in the Mario franchise. Her first appearance was as an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, which was rebranded as Super Mario Bros... [more]
BIWAKOfPopular Culture This name combines 琵琶 (biwa), referring to the biwa or Japanese lute, or 枇杷 (biwa), referring to the loquat, with 子 (shi, su, tsu, (-)ko, -ne) meaning "child."... [more]
BLADEmEnglish, Popular Culture From the traditionally English occupational surname for a cutler, from Middle English blade, meaning "cutting edge" or "sword." Also an English word of the same meaning.... [more]
BLANKETm & fPopular Culture From the English word blanket. A famous bearer of this is Michael Jackson's son, whose nickname is Blanket Jackson.
BOBAmPopular Culture A diminutive or variation of BOB. This is the name of Boba Fett who is a bounty hunter from Star Wars. Boba Fett is a sly reference to another hotshot jockey, BOB Falfa, the drag racer played by none other than Mr... [more]
BOWIEmEnglish, Popular Culture From the traditionally Scottish and Irish surname, derived from a nickname from the Gaelic buidhe "yellow, fair-haired". Possibly an Anglicized form of Ó Buadhaigh meaning "descendant of BUADHACH".... [more]
BRICKmPopular Culture Originally a nickname from the English word brick (having the slang meaning "a good fellow" from 1840). It was used for a character in Tennessee Williams' play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1955).
BRONNmLiterature, Popular Culture Ser Bronn of the Blackwater is the name of a character from the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. ... [more]
BRÜNOmPopular Culture Pseudo-German variant of BRUNO used for the titular character of Sacha Baren Cohen's 2009 comedy film 'Brüno', about a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion designer.... [more]
BUBBAmEnglish, Popular Culture From the nickname, a Southern U.S. corruption (nursery form?) of the word brother. This is a derogatory slang term meaning "Southern white hick", originally used in the Southern states to indicate "brother".
BUMImPopular Culture Coined name meant to be derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhū́mi) meaning "earth, soil, ground". This is the name of two characters in the television series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and 'The Legend of Korra', respectively.
BURDINEfEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture Possibly derived from the English surname. A famous bearer of this name is Burdine Maxwell from the Bratz TV series which ran from 2005 to 2008. Could also come from the English word burden which relates to how Burdine Maxwell places hardship onto the protagonists.
BURUUBAmPopular Culture Buruuba is the name of Yoichiro Minami's feral Tarzan-inspired character in the eponymous shonen book series and the 1955 Japanese American film coproduction by Daiei (now Kadokawa) pictures.
CADMIUMfPopular Culture (Rare) Name of the character Cadmium Casson for the Casson Family Series. The name was most likely taken from that of the element cadmium, which comes from the Latin cadmia and Greek καδμεία meaning "calamine", a mixture of minerals containing cadmium... [more]
CAELDORIfPopular Culture Most likely intended as an anagram of CORDELIA. This name was first used as the name of a character in Fire Emblem: Fates. She resembles Cordelia, a character from the previous game, Fire Emblem: Awakening.
CALAFIAfLiterature, Popular Culture This name was apparently invented by Spanish writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, who probably based it on califa, the Spanish form of Arabic khalifa, an Islamic title meaning "successor" (see KHALIFA)... [more]
CARASYNTHIAfPopular Culture Carasynthia "Cara" Dune is a Human female Alderaanian who served in the Rebel Alliance as a shock trooper, and who later became a mercenary in the Star Wars Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
CASHINAfPopular Culture Combination of "cash" and the popular suffix -ina. This is the name of a one-off character on the cartoon 'SpongeBob SquarePants' - Cashina is a stack of cash (actually a robot controlled by Plankton) whom Mr... [more]
CATANIAfPopular Culture Derived from the Italian city of Catania and the Italian word katane meaning "grater". It is used for the character of Princess Catania in the movie Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess.
CATRAfPopular Culture From the English word "cat". It is the name of one of the characters in She-Ra: Princess of Power and the reboot She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
CATTI-BRIEfPopular Culture, Literature Catti-brie (spelled Cattie-brie in later publications) is the name of a character in the 'Forgotten Realms', a series of fantasy novels by American author R. A. Salvatore which serves as a setting for the role-playing game 'Dungeons & Dragons'... [more]
CHEVELLEf & mPopular Culture (Rare) Invented by American car manufacturer Chevrolet in 1964 for a new mid-sized automobile. Chevelle is a combination of Chev-, the first part of the company name, and the suffix -ELLE... [more]
CHEWBACCAmPopular Culture This was the name of the Wookiee who was a warrior, smuggler and co-pilot of Han Solo's starship, which is the Millennium Falcon in the 'Star Wars' movies. He was known as Chewie by his friends. Per George Lucas, creator of the character, Chewbacca, the towering Wookiee, was a name inspired by Indiana, Mr... [more]
CHIBIUSAfPopular Culture USAGI/Sailor Moon and Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask's daughter from Sailor Moon, an extremely popular magical girl themed manga. Chibi means "small, little" and usa is abbreviation of usagi meaning "rabbit".
CILANmPopular Culture Shortened form of cilantro, the name of a herb also known as coriander. This name is borne by a character from the Pokemon games, most notable for being featured as one of Ash's traveling companions in the anime.
CIRNOfPopular Culture, English The name is based on the English word "chill." A notable character with the name is Cirno, an ice fairy from the Touhou Project.
CLOUDm & fEnglish, Popular Culture Derived from the English word cloud. In Popular Culture, this is the name of the main protagonist (Cloud Strife) in "Final Fantasy VII", who also makes an appearance in "Dissidia: Final Fantasy".
CLOWmPopular Culture Clow is a major character in Cardcaptor Sakura; he was the ancient wizard who created the magical Clow cards, and the magical creatures Yue and Kero. He later turned up in Sakura's time in a reincarnated body, under a different name to help her.
CORANmPopular Culture This is the name of an Altean man who serves as Princess Allura's right-hand man in the 2016 series "Voltron: Legendary Defender."
CORINTHIANm & fEnglish (Rare), Popular Culture Corinthian is the most ornate of the classical orders (columns) of Greek and Roman architecture, characterized by fluted columns and elaborate capitals with intricate carvings. It has taken on the meaning of "ornate, luxurious" because of the typical traits of the namesake order... [more]
CORTANAfEnglish, Popular Culture Variant of Curtana, from the Latin curtus, meaning "short", the name of the ceremonial sword used at the Coronation of British royalty. The name of an artificial intelligence creature in the Halo video game franchise, as well as Microsoft's virtual assistant, which was named for character in the game.
CORYPHEUSmPopular Culture Derived from coryphaeus, which is the latinized form of the Greek word κορυφαῖος (koryphaios) meaning "head man, chief, leader". The word itself is ultimately derived from the Greek noun κορυφή (koruphe) meaning "head, top"... [more]
CRASHm & fPopular Culture Most notably the name for Video game character Crash Bandicoot, an orange bandicoot from his self titled platform game series created by Sony.... [more]
CRICKETm & fPopular Culture, English, American (South) Simply from the name of the small insect known for its nocturnal chirping. It occurs briefly in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1597) belonging to a fairy that makes certain the hearths are well-kept.
DAARIOmLiterature, Popular Culture Daario Naharis is the name of a sellsword character from the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. ... [more]
DAKENmPopular Culture In the Marvel comics universe, Daken is the son of WOLVERINE and his wife Itsu. Logan thought he died in womb when Itsu was attacked one night while he was away, but he is removed and secretly left in the care of a local Japanese couple... [more]
DAMASKfPopular Culture Usually a surname, presumably referring to one who sold damask (a material originally made in Damascus). Later came to denote a rich pink colour and was subsequently used as a nickname for one with a rosy complexion... [more]
DARKSEIDmPopular Culture Darkseid (pronounced "Darkside'') is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
DARNAfFilipino, Popular Culture Darna is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipinokomiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named NARDA.... [more]
DAROACHmPopular Culture From Kirby, an action-platformer video game series developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
DARYLANNfPopular Culture A compound of the names DARYL and ANN borne by a recurring character in 'Hill Street Blues' played by the actress Deborah Richter.
DARYUNmPopular Culture Daryun is a main character from "The Heroic Legend of Arslan", which is a novel series and anime show.
DAUNTLESSmTheatre, Popular Culture From the English word meaning "invulnerable to fear or intimidation", used for the hero of the comic stage musical Once Upon a Mattress (1959), Prince Dauntless "the Drab".
DEJAHfLiterature, Popular Culture, American Dejah Thoris is the name of a fictional character and princess of the Martian city-state/empire of Helium on the planet Barsoom (Mars) in American author Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of Martian novels (the first of which was published in 1912)... [more]
DEMORAfPopular Culture This is the name of Hikaru Sulu's daughter, Helmsman of the USS Enterprise-B in the 1994 film 'Star Trek: Generations'. Perhaps by coincidence, the word demora means "delay" in both Spanish and Portuguese.
DESTRYm & fPopular Culture, English English form of Destrier, a French surname derived from the Anglo-Norman word destrer meaning "warhorse". This name was popularized by the western novel 'Destry Rides Again' (1930, by Max Brand) and two subsequent identically-named film adaptations (1932 and 1939).
DIABLOmPopular Culture Means "devil" in Spanish. Diablo Cody is the pen name of American writer Brook Busey (1978-).