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Aarav
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: peaceful, calm
Words: a=without (Sanskrit) ; rav=the sound, the noise (Sanskrit)
Variants: Aarav  Hindi   (#528 in US 2015 popularity)

Aaron
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the enlightened
Info about origin: the meaning of the name as 'the enlightened' is disputed; the name could also be of unknown Egyptian origin
 in the Bible Aaron is the older brother of Moses
Words: aharon=the enlightened (Hebrew)
Variants: Aaron  German, Hebrew   (#52 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aron  German, Hebrew   (#739 in US 2015 popularity)

Aarush
Language of origin: Hindi
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: first ray of sun
Words: arush=the first ray of sun (Hindi)
Variants: Aarush  Hindi   (#971 in US 2015 popularity)

Abdallah
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: servant of Allah
Info about origin: known as the name of the father of Prophet Muhammad
Words: abd=the servant (Arabic) ; Allah=(the name of God) (Arabic)
Variants: Abdallah  Arabic
 Abdullah  Arabic, Turkish   (#654 in US 2015 popularity)

Abdiel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: servant of God
Words: ebed=the servant (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Variants: Abdiel  English   (#871 in US 2015 popularity)

Abel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: breath
Info about origin: in the Bible Abel is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered by his brother Cain
 instead of a Hebrew origin an Akkadian origin is possible, from 'aplu' (son)
Words: hebel=the breath (Hebrew) ; aplu=the son (Akkadian)
Variants: Abel  German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese   (#125 in US 2015 popularity)

Abraham
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: father of many
Info about origin: in the Bible Abraham is the founder of the Hebrews
 the Bible explains his name as 'ab hamon goyim' with a meaning of 'father of a multitude of nations'
Words: ab=the father (Hebrew) ; hamon=the multitude (Hebrew)
Variants: Abraham  German, English   (#170 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ibrahim  Arabic   (#435 in US 2015 popularity)
 Avi  Hebrew   (#946 in US 2015 popularity)

Abram
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Words: ab=the father (Hebrew) ; ruwm=to uplift, to lift up (Hebrew)
Variants: Abram  English   (#383 in US 2015 popularity)

Ace
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ace
Info about origin: use of the English word 'ace', probably in the sense of 'the best' or 'expert', as given name
 the word itself has Latin roots
Words:  (English)
Variants: Ace  English   (#418 in US 2015 popularity)

Achill
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Info about origin: in Greek mythology Achilles is the Greek hero of the Trojan war who killed Hector
 meaning unknown, perhaps derived from 'achos' (pain)
Words: achos=the pain (Old Greek)
Variants: Achill  German
 Achilles  German   (#968 in US 2015 popularity)

Adam
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: man
Info about origin: origin not known for sure, maybe from Hebrew 'adam' (red)
 in the Bible Adam is the first human and thus the father of all humankind
 because God made Adam from earth the Bible makes a word play with Hebrew 'adamah' (red earth)
 in Hebrew Adam is not used as a name but is the word for 'earth'
Words: adamah=the red earth (Hebrew) ; adam=the man, the human being (Hebrew) ; adom=red (Hebrew)
Variants: Adam  German, English, French, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Czech   (#73 in US 2015 popularity)
 Adamo  Italian
 Adan  Spanish   (#395 in US 2015 popularity)

Adonis
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lord, ruler
Info about origin: in Greek mythology Adonis is a handsome lover of Aphrodite
 the Greek borrowed this character from older, Semitic myths
Words: adonai=the lord, the ruler (Hebrew)
Variants: Adonis  English   (#702 in US 2015 popularity)

Adrian
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from Hadria
Info about origin: originally the cognomen of the Roman emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus, better known as 'Hadrian' (2nd century AD)
 this cognomen derives from the name of Hadria, the city where his parents came from (today Atri in the Italian province of Teramo)
 the origin of the name of the city is unknown
 until now there were 6 popes with the name Hadrian/Hadrianus
Female form: Adriana
Variants: Adrian  German, English, Russian, Romanian   (#58 in US 2015 popularity)
 Hadrian  German
 Adriaan  Dutch
 Adriaen  Dutch
 Adriano  Italian
 Adrien  French   (#855 in US 2015 popularity)
 Adrián  Spanish, Hungarian
 Ariano  Italian, Spanish

Adriel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: flock of God (?)
Info about origin: in the Bible Adriel is the son-in-law of Saul
Words: eder=the flock (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Variants: Adriel  English   (#286 in US 2015 popularity)

Ahmad
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: more praiseworthy, more commendable
Info about origin: one of the most popular given names of the Arabic world
Words: hamida=to praise, to commend (Arabic)
Variants: Ahmad  German, Arabic   (#565 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ahmed  Turkish   (#493 in US 2015 popularity)

Alan
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Info about origin: brought to England by the Normans in the Middle Ages
 meaning not known for sure, maybe from Celtic/Breton 'al' (rock)
Words: al=the rock (Celtic)
Female form: Alana
Variants: Alan  German, English, Scottish   (#167 in US 2015 popularity)
 Allan  German, English, Scottish   (#656 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alain  French
 Allen  English, Scottish   (#349 in US 2015 popularity)

Albert
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
Words: adal=the noble, honorable (Old High German) ; beraht=bright (Old High German)
Variants: Albert  German, English, French   (#440 in US 2015 popularity)
 Adelbert  German
 Albrecht  German
 Alberto  Italian, Spanish   (#546 in US 2015 popularity)

Alden
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
Words: eald=old (Old English) ; wine=the friend (Old English)
Variants: Alden  English   (#720 in US 2015 popularity)

Aldo
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: short form of Italian names starting with 'Aldo-', like e.g. 'Aldobrando'
 the name element 'aldo' derives from 'adal' (noble)
Words: adal=the noble, honorable (Old High German)
Variants: Aldo  Italian, German   (#617 in US 2015 popularity)

Alexander
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: he who wards off (other) men, defender of men
Info about origin: famous as the name of Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia (356 to 323 BC)
 until now there were 8 popes with this name
Words: alexein=to ward off, to defend (Old Greek) ; aner=the man (Old Greek)
Female form: Alexandra
Variants: Alexander  German, English, Dutch   (#8 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alexander  Russian
 Alex  German, English, Spanish   (#134 in US 2015 popularity)
 Xander  German   (#207 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alec  English   (#455 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alejandro  Spanish   (#180 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alessandro  Italian   (#680 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alexandre  French
 Alexzander  English   (#808 in US 2015 popularity)
 Sandro  Italian
 Zander  English   (#249 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aleksandar  Slavic
 Aleksandr  Russian
 Alexandros  Greek
 Olek  Polish

Alexis
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the defender
Info about origin: originally a male name, now mostly used as a female name in English-speaking countries
Words: alexis=the help, the defense (Old Greek)
Female form: Alexis
Variants: Alexis  German, English   (#343 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alexius  German
 Alessio  Italian
 Alexej  Russian

Alfons
Language of origin: Gothic
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally a Visigothic name that came to Germany from Spain
 the name changed under the influence of another name, 'Hildefonso', and the influence of the popular Germanic name element 'adal'
Words: hadu=the fight, the battle (Old High German) ; funs=ready (Old High German) ; adal=the noble, honorable (Old High German)
Variants: Alfons  German
 Alphons  German
 Alfonso  Italian, Spanish   (#792 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alonso  Italian, Spanish   (#731 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alonzo  Italian, Spanish   (#526 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alphonse  French

Alfred
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Info about origin: known from Alfred the Great, king of Wessex (9th century AD)
 one of the few Old English names that became popular beyond England
Words: aelf=the elf (Old English) ; raed=the counsel (Old English)
Variants: Alfred  German, English   (#920 in US 2015 popularity)
 Alfredo  Italian, Spanish   (#587 in US 2015 popularity)

Ali
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lofty, sublime
Info about origin: known from Ali ibn-Abi-Talib, cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, the fourth caliph of the Muslim world (656 to 661 AD)
Words: ali=lofty, sublime (Arabic)
Variants: Ali  Arabic, Turkish, Persian   (#325 in US 2015 popularity)

Álvaro
Language of origin: Gothic
Gender: male
Info about origin: gothic/germanic two-element name
 the name became popular in Spain during the last 50 years
Words: al=all (Gothic) ; war=the guard (Gothic)
Variants: Álvaro  Spanish, Portuguese
 Alvaro  English   (#909 in US 2015 popularity)

Alvin
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Info about origin: old English two-element name
Words: aelf=the elf (Old English) ; wine=the friend (Old English)
Variants: Alvin  English   (#602 in US 2015 popularity)

Amar
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: immortal
Words: amar=immortal (Sanskrit) ; a=without (Sanskrit) ; mar=to die (Sanskrit)
Variants: Amar  Indian
 Amare  Indian   (#835 in US 2015 popularity)

Amari
Language of origin: Yoruba
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: strength
Words: amari=the strength (Yoruba)
Female form: Amari
Variants: Amari  English   (#265 in US 2015 popularity)

Ambrose
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: immortal
Info about origin: in Greek mythology ambrosia is the nourishment of the gods which makes immortal
Words: ambrosios=immortal (Old Greek) ; a=un (Old Greek) ; mortos=mortal (Old Greek)
Variants: Ambrose  English
 Ambroise  French

Amir
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: emir, commander
Info about origin: originally an Arabic title with the meaning 'commander'
 'Emir' is an English loanword of this origin
Words: amir=the emir, the commander (Arabic)
Female form: Amira
Variants: Amir  Arabic   (#188 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ameer  Arabic   (#835 in US 2015 popularity)

Amos
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: carried (by God)
Info about origin: in the Bible Amos is a shepherd, appointed by God to be a prophet, the author of the Book of Amos
 the name was popular in the 17th century among the Puritans in the USA
Words: amas=to carry (Hebrew)
Variants: Amos  German, English, Hebrew   (#731 in US 2015 popularity)

Anakin
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: probably invented by George Lucas for 'Star Wars', with 'Annikin' as the original form in the oldest film scripts
 not to be confused with the Anakim, a race of giants mentioned in the Old Testament
 the Anakim (plural) got their name from Anak, their founding father
 the use of 'Anakin' as given name for actual people is somewhat controversial
Variants: Anakin  German, English   (#912 in US 2015 popularity)

Anderson
Language of origin: Scandinavian
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Anders
Info about origin: use of a Scandinavian family name as a given name in the US
Words: son=the son (Scandinavian)
Variants: Anderson  English   (#305 in US 2015 popularity)

Andrew
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the manly, the brave
Info about origin: known as the name of Saint Andrew, apostle and brother of Peter
Words: andreios=male, manly, brave (Old Greek)
Female form: Andrea
Variants: Andrew  English   (#30 in US 2015 popularity)
 Andreas  German
 Andres  German   (#228 in US 2015 popularity)
 Anders  Scandinavian   (#794 in US 2015 popularity)
 Andre  English   (#279 in US 2015 popularity)
 Andrea  Italian
 Andri  Scandinavian, Albanian
 André  French
 Andrés  Spanish
 Andy  English   (#323 in US 2015 popularity)
 Drew  English   (#363 in US 2015 popularity)
 Andrei  Russian
 Andrej  Russian

Angelus
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: messenger of God, angel
Info about origin: used as a given name only since the Middle Ages
Words: angelos=the angel, the messenger (Old Greek) ; angelus=the angel (Latin)
Female form: Angela
Variants: Angelus  German
 Angel  English, Spanish, Slavic   (#64 in US 2015 popularity)
 Angelo  Italian, English   (#298 in US 2015 popularity)

Anson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Agnes
Info about origin: from a familiy name with the name 'son of Agnes'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Anson  English   (#803 in US 2015 popularity)

Anthony
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally a Roman family name, probably of Etruscan origin
 known as the name of Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Portugal (13th century AD)
Variants: Anthony  English   (#25 in US 2015 popularity)
 Anton  German   (#960 in US 2015 popularity)
 Toni  German
 Antoine  French   (#1000 in US 2015 popularity)
 Antonio  Italian, Spanish   (#152 in US 2015 popularity)
 Tonio  Spanish
 Tony  English   (#503 in US 2015 popularity)

Aodh
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: fire
Words: aed=the fire (Old Irish)
Variants: Aodh  Irish, Scottish
 Aaden  English   (#783 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aden  English   (#369 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aidan  English, Irish, Scottish   (#185 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aiden  English   (#13 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aydan  English   (#960 in US 2015 popularity)
 Ayden  English   (#87 in US 2015 popularity)
 Aydin  English   (#802 in US 2015 popularity)

Apollonius
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Info about origin: from the name of the Greek god Apollo, the god of the sun and light
 the meaning of the name of this god is not known for sure
Variants: Apollonius  German
 Apollo  Italian   (#751 in US 2015 popularity)

Archer
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: bowman, archer
Info about origin: from the job title of a bowman, i.e. somebody who uses bow and arrow in war, from Old French 'archier'
Words:  (English) ; archier=the archer (Old French) ; arcus=the bow (Latin)
Variants: Archer  English   (#289 in US 2015 popularity)

Ari
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lion
Words: ariy=the lion (Hebrew)
Variants: Ari  English   (#402 in US 2015 popularity)

Arian
Language of origin: Albanian
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: We are gold (?)
Info about origin: In Albanian one can read the name as 'ar jan' = 'we are gold'
Words: ar=the gold (Albanian) ; jan=are (Albanian)
Variants: Arian  Albanian   (#709 in US 2015 popularity)

Ariel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lion of God
Info about origin: in the Bible Ariel is a messenger of Ezra, given the task to find new servants for the temple in Jerusalem
 also known as the name of the wind spirit in Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest'
Words: ariy=the lion (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Female form: Ariela
Variants: Ariel  German, English, Hebrew   (#598 in US 2015 popularity)

Aris
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Words:  (Old Greek)
Variants: Aris  Greek
 Ares  Greek   (#723 in US 2015 popularity)

Arjuna
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: white, shining
Words: arjuna=white, shining (Sanskrit)
Variants: Arjuna  Indian
 Arjun  Indian   (#500 in US 2015 popularity)

Arlo
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: barberry (?)
Info about origin: maybe from Spanish 'arlo', one (of many) names for the barberry shrub
Words: arlo=the barberry (Spanish)
Variants: Arlo  English, Spanish   (#502 in US 2015 popularity)

Armani
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe an Italian form of 'Harman', an old form of 'Hermann'
Female form: Armani
Variants: Armani  English   (#514 in US 2015 popularity)

Arthur
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the bear (?)
Info about origin: known from king Arthur, the central character of the Arthurian legend, who presided over the knights of the Round Table (6th century AD)
 the meaning of the name is disputed; maybe from Celtic 'arth' (bear), Latinized as 'artos'
 or from Latin 'artus' (tight)
Words: arth=the bear (Celtic) ; artus=tight (Latin)
Variants: Arthur  German, English   (#292 in US 2015 popularity)
 Artur  German, English
 Art  English
 Arturo  Italian, Spanish   (#514 in US 2015 popularity)

Aryan
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: noble
Words: arya=the noble (Sanskrit)
Variants: Aryan  Indian   (#697 in US 2015 popularity)

Asa
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: doctor, healer
Info about origin: in the Bible Asa is a king of Judah
Words: asa=the doctor, the healer (Hebrew)
Variants: Asa  English, Hebrew   (#531 in US 2015 popularity)

Asher
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: happy, blessed
Info about origin: in the Bible Asher is one of the sons of Jacob and thus also the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
Words: asher=happy, blessed (Hebrew)
Variants: Asher  English   (#83 in US 2015 popularity)
 Asser  German

Ashton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ash tree town
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a place name meaning 'ash tree town'
Words: aesc=the ash (Old English) ; tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Variants: Ashton  English   (#141 in US 2015 popularity)
 Axton  English   (#698 in US 2015 popularity)

Atlas
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Info about origin: in Greek mythology Atlas is a Titan that holds up the celestial spheres
Variants: Atlas  Spanish   (#490 in US 2015 popularity)

Atticus
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from Attica
Info about origin: from a Roman cognomen with the meaning 'from Attica'
 in ancient Greek Attica was the region around Athens
 in modern English the name is known from Atticus Finch, a character in the novel 'To Kill a Mockinbird' (1960)
Variants: Atticus  English   (#350 in US 2015 popularity)

August
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the august, the dignified
Info about origin: honorific cognomen of the first Roman emperor Gaius Octavianus
 the month of August is named after this emperor
 the name variants containing an 'n' towards the end derive from 'Augustinus', a derivation of 'August'
Words: augustus=august, dignified, holy (Latin)
Variants: August  German, Polish   (#195 in US 2015 popularity)
 Augustin  German, English
 Augustinus  German
 Gustl  German
 Agustin  Spanish   (#938 in US 2015 popularity)
 Auguste  French
 Augustine  English   (#820 in US 2015 popularity)
 Augusto  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
 Augustus  English   (#467 in US 2015 popularity)
 Austin  English   (#69 in US 2015 popularity)
 Gus  English

Avery
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a Norman-French family name derived from a form of the given name 'Alfred'
Female form: Avery
Variants: Avery  English   (#187 in US 2015 popularity)

Axel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: (God the) father is peace
Info about origin: in the Bible Absalom is the 3rd son of King David
Words: ab=the father (Hebrew) ; shalom=the peace (Hebrew)
Variants: Axel  German, Scandinavian   (#123 in US 2015 popularity)
 Axl  English   (#761 in US 2015 popularity)

Ayan
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: motion, path (?)
Words: ayan=the motion, the path (Sanskrit)
Variants: Ayan  Indian
 Ayaan  Indian   (#637 in US 2015 popularity)

Azariah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Yahweh has helped
Info about origin: name of various Old Testament characters (over 20 in total)
Words: azar=to help (Hebrew) ; yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Female form: Azariah
Variants: Azariah  English   (#698 in US 2015 popularity)