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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   (#31 in US popularity)
 Aron  German, Hebrew   (#577 in US popularity)
 Arron  English   (#737 in US popularity)
 11 variants more...

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   (#1000 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

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   (#925 in US 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   (#385 in US popularity)
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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   (#238 in US popularity)
 Ibrahim  Arabic   (#800 in US popularity)
 8 variants more...

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   (#39 in US popularity)
 Adamo  Italian
 Adan  Spanish   (#516 in US popularity)
 Adán  Spanish
 3 variants more...

Addison
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Adam
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of Adam'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Addison  English   (#585 in US popularity)

Adolf
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 because of Adolf Hitler hardly used any more after World War II
Words: adal=the noble, honorable (Old High German) ; wolf=the wolf (Old High German)
Variants: Adolf  German
 Adolph  German
 Adolfo  Italian, Spanish   (#609 in US popularity)
 Adolphe  French
 2 variants more...

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   (#893 in US popularity)
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Adrian
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from (H)adria
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   (#95 in US popularity)
 Hadrian  German
 Adriaan  Dutch
 Adriaen  Dutch
 Adriano  Italian
 Adrien  French   (#845 in US popularity)
 Adrián  Spanish, Hungarian
 Ariano  Italian, Spanish
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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   (#560 in US popularity)
 Ahmed  Turkish   (#652 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

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   (#145 in US popularity)
 Allan  German, English, Scottish   (#432 in US popularity)
 Alain  French
 Allen  English, Scottish   (#184 in US popularity)
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Alberich
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 brought to England by the Anglo-Saxons as well as the Normans
 in Germanic mythology Alberic is the king of the elves
Words: alf=the elf (Old High German) ; rihhi=rich, powerful, the power, the ruler (Old High German)
Variants: Alberich  German
 Aubrey  English   (#777 in US popularity)
 4 variants more...

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   (#211 in US popularity)
 Adelbert  German
 Albrecht  German
 Alberto  Italian, Spanish   (#219 in US popularity)
 7 variants more...

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   (#975 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

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   (#762 in US 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   (#24 in US popularity)
 Alex  German, English   (#52 in US popularity)
 Alec  English   (#137 in US popularity)
 Alejandro  Spanish   (#111 in US popularity)
 Alessandro  Italian
 Alexandre  French   (#845 in US popularity)
 Alexandro  English   (#925 in US popularity)
 Sandro  Italian
 Aleksandar  Slavic
 Aleksandr  Russian
 Alexandros  Greek
 Olek  Polish
 12 variants more...

Alexis
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the defender
Info about origin: now used mostly as a female name in English-speaking countries
Words: alexis=the help, the defense (Old Greek)
Female form: Alexia
Variants: Alexis  German, English   (#182 in US popularity)
 Alexius  German
 Alessio  Italian
 Alexej  Russian
 7 variants more...

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   (#440 in US popularity)
 Alonso  Italian, Spanish   (#800 in US popularity)
 Alonzo  Italian, Spanish   (#499 in US popularity)
 Alphonse  French
 Lonnie  English   (#580 in US popularity)
 4 variants more...

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   (#434 in US popularity)
 Alfredo  Italian, Spanish   (#267 in US popularity)
 4 variants more...

Ali
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lofty, sublime
Info about origin: known from Ali ibn-Abi-Talib, cousin and son-in-low of Muhammad, the fourth caliph of the Muslim world (656 to 661 AD)
Words: ali=lofty, sublime (Arabic)
Variants: Ali  Arabic   (#464 in US 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   (#531 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

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   (#371 in US popularity)
 Elvin  English   (#845 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Amari
Language of origin: Yoruba
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: strength
Words: amari=the strength (Yoruba)
Variants: Amari  English

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
 6 variants more...

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)
Variants: Amir  Arabic   (#545 in US popularity)
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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   (#860 in US 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   (#806 in US 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   (#6 in US popularity)
 Andreas  German   (#870 in US popularity)
 Andres  German   (#174 in US popularity)
 Anders  Scandinavian
 Andre  English   (#162 in US popularity)
 Andrea  Italian
 Andri  Scandinavian, Albanian
 André  French
 Andrés  Spanish
 Andy  English   (#253 in US popularity)
 Drew  English   (#178 in US popularity)
 Andrei  Russian
 Andrej  Russian
 8 variants more...

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   (#93 in US popularity)
 Angelo  Italian, English   (#348 in US popularity)
 7 variants more...

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)
Female form: Antonia
Variants: Anthony  English   (#18 in US popularity)
 Anton  German   (#641 in US popularity)
 Toni  German
 Antoine  French   (#510 in US popularity)
 Antonio  Italian, Spanish   (#82 in US popularity)
 Antony  English   (#728 in US popularity)
 Antwan  English   (#575 in US popularity)
 Antwon  English   (#903 in US popularity)
 Tonio  Spanish
 Tony  English   (#195 in US popularity)
 12 variants more...

Aodh
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: fire
Words: aed=the fire (Old Irish)
Variants: Aodh  Irish, Scottish
 Aden  English
 Aidan  English, Irish, Scottish   (#370 in US popularity)
 Aiden  English   (#885 in US popularity)
 Ayden  English
 3 variants more...

Ari
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lion
Words: ariy=the lion (Hebrew)
Variants: Ari  English   (#839 in US 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   (#467 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

Armani
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Armani  English   (#942 in US popularity)

Arnold
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 known from Saint Arnold, a musician at the court of Charlemagne
Words: arn=the eagle (Old High German) ; waltan=to rule (Old High German)
Variants: Arnold  German, English   (#590 in US popularity)
 Arnd  German
 Arndt  German
 Arno  German
 Arnolt  German, English
 Arnaldo  Italian
 Arnaud  French
 Arnault  French
 Arne  Scandinavian
 Arnoldo  Italian
 Arnoud  French
 5 variants more...

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   (#243 in US popularity)
 Artur  German, English
 Art  English
 Arturo  Italian, Spanish   (#282 in US popularity)
 7 variants more...

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   (#962 in US 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   (#1000 in US popularity)
 Asser  German

Ashley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: ash tree clearing
Info about origin: from a family name which is derived from a place name
 used mostly as female name nowadays
Words: aesc=the ash (Old English) ; leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English)
Variants: Ashley  English   (#925 in US popularity)

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   (#314 in US 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   (#788 in US popularity)
 Augustin  German, English
 Augustinus  German
 Gustl  German
 Agustin  Spanish   (#659 in US popularity)
 Auguste  French
 Augusto  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
 Austen  English   (#531 in US popularity)
 Austin  English   (#23 in US popularity)
 Austyn  English   (#830 in US popularity)
 Gus  English
 8 variants more...

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'
Variants: Avery  English   (#308 in US 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   (#656 in US popularity)
 5 variants more...