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Abigail
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: my father rejoices, joy of my father
Info about origin: in the Bible Abigail is the wife of king David
Words: ab=the father (Hebrew) ; giyl=the joy, the rejoice (Hebrew)
Variants: Abigail  German, English   (#50 in US popularity)
 Abbigail  German, English   (#953 in US popularity)
 Abby  German   (#211 in US popularity)
 Abbey  English   (#451 in US popularity)
 Abbie  English   (#644 in US popularity)
 Gail  English
 8 variants more...

Addison
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: son of Adam
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of Adam'
Words:  (English)
Variants: Addison  English   (#805 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Adela
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: female
Info about origin: short form of names starting with 'Adel-', especially 'Adelheid'
Words: adal=the noble, honorable (Old High German)
Variants: Adela  German
 Adele  German
 Adelina  French
 Adeline  French
 Adèle  French
 Alina  French   (#583 in US popularity)
 Aline  French
 3 variants more...

Adelheid
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: of a noble kind
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 very popular in Germany during the Middle Ages
Words: adal=the noble, honorable (Old High German) ; heit=the kind, the sort, the type (Old High German)
Variants: Adelheid  German
 Alice  English, German   (#382 in US popularity)
 Alida  German, Italian, Low German
 Alisa  German   (#544 in US popularity)
 Elke  German, Low German, Frisian
 Eltje  German, Frisian
 Heide  German
 Heidi  German   (#265 in US popularity)
 Adelaide  Italian, English
 Adélaïde  French
 Alecia  English   (#886 in US popularity)
 Alesha  English   (#862 in US popularity)
 Aletta  French, Frisian
 Alette  French, Frisian
 Alicia  Spanish, English, Latinized   (#79 in US popularity)
 Alisha  English   (#188 in US popularity)
 Alissa  English   (#282 in US popularity)
 Allyssa  English   (#763 in US popularity)
 Alycia  English   (#694 in US popularity)
 Alysa  English   (#877 in US popularity)
 Alysha  English   (#518 in US popularity)
 Alysia  English   (#738 in US popularity)
 Alyssa  English   (#23 in US popularity)
 19 variants more...

Adrian
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
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)
 this traditionally male name was nevertheless used as a female name in the US as well, between 1950 and 2000, albeit rarely
Variants: Adrian  English   (#748 in US popularity)

Adriana
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: woman from (H)adria
Info about origin:See male form Adrian
Variants: Adriana  Italian   (#142 in US popularity)
 Ariana  German, Dutch   (#169 in US popularity)
 Ariane  German, Dutch
 Adrianna  English   (#245 in US popularity)
 Adrienne  French   (#335 in US popularity)
 Arianna  Italian   (#254 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

Ainsley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from the name of a village, maybe Annesley in Nottinghamshire in England
 the name of this village means 'Anne's meadow'
Words: leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English)
Variants: Ainsley  English, Scottish
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Aisha
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: alive
Info about origin: one of the most popular traditional Arab female given names
 known from Muhammad's third wife (his favorite)
Words: a'isha=alive (Arabic)
Variants: Aisha  Arabic, English   (#561 in US popularity)
 Iesha  Arabic   (#523 in US popularity)
 6 variants more...

Aja
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: goat
Words: aja=the goat (Sanskrit)
Variants: Aja  English   (#862 in US popularity)

Alana
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: female
Info about origin:See male form Alan
Variants: Alana  English   (#304 in US popularity)
 Alaina  English   (#391 in US popularity)
 Alanna  English   (#518 in US popularity)
 Alayna  English   (#787 in US popularity)
 Lana  English   (#964 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Alexandra
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: defender of men
Info about origin:See male form Alexander
Variants: Alexandra  German, Scandinavian, Dutch, English, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian   (#28 in US popularity)
 Alexa  German, English   (#116 in US popularity)
 Alexandrina  German
 Alexandrine  German
 Sandra  German, English, Italian   (#168 in US popularity)
 Alejandra  Spanish   (#160 in US popularity)
 Alessandra  Italian   (#845 in US popularity)
 Alessia  Italian
 Alex  English   (#651 in US popularity)
 Alexandrea  English   (#515 in US popularity)
 Alexandria  English   (#81 in US popularity)
 Alondra  Spanish   (#318 in US popularity)
 Lexi  English   (#943 in US popularity)
 Lexie  English   (#964 in US popularity)
 Sandrine  French
 Sandy  English   (#484 in US popularity)
 7 variants more...

Alexia
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the defender
Info about origin:See male form Alexis
Variants: Alexia  German, English   (#321 in US popularity)

Alexis
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
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)
Variants: Alexis  English   (#19 in US popularity)
 Alexus  English   (#279 in US popularity)
 Lexus  English   (#638 in US popularity)

Ali
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
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)
 'Ali' is principally a male name; however it was also used as a female name in the US during the 1990's, albeit rarely
Words: ali=lofty, sublime (Arabic)
Variants: Ali  Arabic   (#680 in US popularity)

Alison
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: female
Info about origin: originally a Medieval Norman/French pet form of 'Alice'
 used almost exclusively in Scotland, until a 'revival' during the 20th century
Variants: Alison  Scottish, English, French   (#152 in US popularity)
 Allie  English   (#492 in US popularity)
 Allison  Scottish, English, French   (#43 in US popularity)
 Allyson  English   (#209 in US popularity)
 Alyson  English   (#439 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Aliyah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the ascent
Info about origin: in Hebrew 'aliyah' stands for the return of the Jews to Israel
Words: aliyah=the ascent (Hebrew) ; ´alah=to ascend, to go up (Hebrew)
Variants: Aliyah  English   (#501 in US popularity)
 Aaliyah  English   (#380 in US popularity)
 Alea  English
 Aleah  English   (#953 in US popularity)

Alma
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the nourishing
Info about origin: fist used in Italy during the Renaissance (14th to 16th century AD)
 for a short time popular in England after the battle of Alma (1854)
Words: almus=nourishing (Latin)
Variants: Alma  German, English, Italian   (#430 in US popularity)

Amanda
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the lovely
Variants: Amanda  German, English, Italian   (#7 in US popularity)
 Mandy  English   (#694 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Amani
Language of origin: Swahili
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: peace
Variants: Amani  Swahili   (#983 in US popularity)

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

Amata
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the beloved
Words: amatus=beloved (Latin)
Variants: Amata  German
 Aimee  English   (#357 in US popularity)
 Amy  English   (#61 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Amaya
Language of origin: Japanese
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: night rain
Words: Kanji96E8=the rain (Kanji symbol) ; Kanji591C=the night, the evening (Kanji symbol)
Variants: Amaya  Japanese, Kanji symbol

Amber
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: amber
Info about origin: use of the common word for the gemstone 'amber' and the corresponding orange-yellow color
 in use as a given name only since the 19th century
 the name of the gemstone has Arabic roots
Words: anbar=the amber (Arabic) ; (English)
Variants: Amber  English   (#18 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

Amelia
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Info about origin: propably a mix of the two names 'Emilia' and 'Amalia'
Variants: Amelia  German, English   (#207 in US popularity)
 5 variants more...

America
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: America
Info about origin: use of the name of the country as a given name
 the name of the country derives from the name of Amerigo Vespucci - see 'Amerigo'
Variants: America  English

Anah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: answer
Info about origin: in the Bible there are one woman and two men with this name
Words: anah=the answer (Hebrew)
Variants: Anah  German, English
 Anahi  English, Spanish

Anahita
Language of origin: Old Persian
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: unstained, immaculate
Info about origin: in Persian mythology this is the name of a goddess of water and fertility
Words: a=un (Old Persian) ; ahit=unclean (Old Persian)
Variants: Anahita  German, English
 Anahi  English
 1 variant more...

Anastasia
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: resurrection
Variants: Anastasia  German, Russian   (#337 in US popularity)
 Stacey  English   (#298 in US popularity)
 Staci  English   (#730 in US popularity)
 Stacie  English   (#664 in US popularity)
 Stacy  English   (#328 in US popularity)
 4 variants more...

Andrea
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the brave
Info about origin:See male form Andrew
Variants: Andrea  German, English, Scandinavian   (#46 in US popularity)
 Andra  German, English
 Andrée  French
 5 variants more...

Angela
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: messenger of God, angel
Info about origin:See male form Angelus
Variants: Angela  German, English, Italian   (#73 in US popularity)
 Angelina  German, Italian   (#269 in US popularity)
 Gela  German
 Angel  English   (#163 in US popularity)
 Angelique  English   (#468 in US popularity)
 Angie  English   (#624 in US popularity)
 Angélique  French
 6 variants more...

Angelica
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: angelic, like an angel
Words: angelicus=angelic, like an angel (Latin)
Variants: Angelica  English, Italian, Romanian   (#99 in US popularity)
 Anjelica  English   (#964 in US popularity)
 5 variants more...

Anissa
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: female
Variants: Anissa  Arabic   (#680 in US popularity)

Aniyah
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Aniyah  English
 Aniya  English

Anna
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: He (God) was gracious
Info about origin: in the Bible Anna is the mother of Maria
 'Anna' is originally the Greek/Latin form of the Hebrew name 'Hannah'
Words: channah=the grace (Hebrew)
Variants: Anna  German, English, Dutch, Italian, Scandinavian, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, Czech   (#40 in US popularity)
 Anika  German, Low German, Scandinavian, Dutch   (#943 in US popularity)
 Anja  German, Polish, Russian
 Anke  German
 Anne  English, German, French   (#206 in US popularity)
 Anneke  German, Low German
 Anni  German, Finnish
 Annika  German, Low German, Scandinavian, Dutch   (#886 in US popularity)
 Antje  German, Frisian, Dutch
 Hanna  German
 Ana  Spanish, Portuguese   (#131 in US popularity)
 Anais  French   (#953 in US popularity)
 Anine  French
 Anita  Spanish   (#488 in US popularity)
 Ann  English   (#325 in US popularity)
 Annett  French
 Annette  French   (#587 in US popularity)
 Annie  English   (#348 in US popularity)
 Hannah  English   (#16 in US popularity)
 Nancy  English   (#153 in US popularity)
 Nanette  French
 Nannie  English
 Ania  Polish, Russian
 Anya  Russian
 36 variants more...

Annabella
Language of origin: German
Gender: female
Info about origin: combination of 'Anna' and 'Bella'
Variants: Annabella  German, English, Italian
 Anabel  English   (#905 in US popularity)
 Annabelle  French
 2 variants more...

Annamaria
Language of origin: German
Gender: female
Info about origin: combination of 'Anna' and 'Maria'
 one of the most popular such combined names in Germany
Variants: Annamaria  German
 Annamarie  German   (#918 in US popularity)
 Annmarie  English   (#905 in US popularity)
 7 variants more...

Antonia
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Info about origin:See male form Anthony
Variants: Antonia  German, English, Scandinavian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese   (#567 in US popularity)
 Antoinette  French   (#538 in US popularity)
 Toni  English   (#303 in US popularity)
 Tonya  English   (#572 in US popularity)
 11 variants more...

April
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: April
Info about origin: use of the name of the month as given name, only since around the start of the 20th century
 the name of the month probably derives from Latin 'aperire' (to open) and relates to the opening of the flowers in that month
Words: aperire=to open (Latin)
Variants: April  English   (#121 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

Araceli
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: altar of the sky
Words: ara=the altar (Latin) ; caelum=the sky, the heaven (Latin)
Variants: Araceli  Spanish   (#618 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Aretha
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe derived from Greek 'arete' (virtue)
Words: arete=the virtue (Old Greek)
Variants: Aretha  English
 Retha  English
 1 variant more...

Ariela
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: lion of God
Info about origin:See male form Ariel
Variants: Ariela  Italian
 Ariel  English   (#117 in US popularity)
 Arielle  French   (#315 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Arlene
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Info about origin: short form of names like 'Charlene', 'Darlene' or 'Marlene'
 used this way since around the end of the 19th century
Variants: Arlene  English   (#744 in US popularity)
 3 variants more...

Asha
Language of origin: Sanskrit
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: hope
Words: asha=the hope (Sanskrit)
Variants: Asha  English   (#877 in US popularity)

Ashanti
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: use of the name of an African tribe in the country of Ghana as a given name
Variants: Ashanti  English   (#943 in US popularity)

Ashley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: ash tree clearing
Info about origin: from a family name which is derived from a place name
 also used as a male name, but mostly female nowadays
Words: aesc=the ash (Old English) ; leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English)
Variants: Ashley  English   (#1 in US popularity)
 Ashely  English   (#983 in US popularity)
 Ashlee  English   (#185 in US popularity)
 Ashleigh  English   (#212 in US popularity)
 Ashli  English   (#923 in US popularity)
 Ashlie  English   (#598 in US popularity)
 Ashly  English   (#722 in US popularity)
 Ashlyn  English   (#285 in US popularity)
 Ashlynn  English   (#668 in US popularity)

Ashton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: female
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   (#335 in US popularity)

Asia
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Asia
Info about origin: use of the name of the continent as given name
 the name of the continent may be from Akkadian 'asu' (to rise, in reference to the sun)
Words: asu=to rise (Akkadian) ; (English)
Variants: Asia  English   (#216 in US popularity)

Aspen
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the aspen
Info about origin: use of the name of the tree as given name
 the name of the tree is very old, probably Indoeuropean
Words:  (English) ; aspo=the aspen (Germanic)
Variants: Aspen  English   (#805 in US popularity)

Astrid
Language of origin: Old Norse
Gender: female
Info about origin: old Norse two-element name
Words: ass=the ase, the deity (Old Norse) ; fríðr=beautiful (Old Norse)
Variants: Astrid  German, Scandinavian   (#923 in US popularity)
 Asta  German, Scandinavian
 1 variant more...

Athena
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Info about origin: in Greek mythology Athena is the goddess of war and peace, the favorite daughter of Zeus
 origin and meaning of the name which goes back to pre-Greek times are not known for sure
 revived as a given name in the 18th century
Variants: Athena  German, English   (#730 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Aubrey
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: female
Info about origin: used only as a male name for a long time, but nowadays used more and more as a female name
 for information see 'Alberich'
Variants: Aubrey  English   (#253 in US popularity)
 Aubree  English   (#983 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...

Aurora
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: dawn
Info about origin: in Roman mythology Aurora is the goddess of dawn
 after classic times only used as a given name since the Renaissance
Words: aurora=the dawn (Latin)
Variants: Aurora  German, English   (#677 in US popularity)
 2 variants more...

Autumn
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: autumn
Info about origin: use of the word for the season as given name, often for somebody born in autumn
 used as a given name only recently
 the word itself has Latin roots
Words:  (English) ; autumnus=the autumn (Latin)
Variants: Autumn  English   (#127 in US popularity)

Avery
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: female
Info about origin: from a Norman-French family name derived from a form of the given name 'Alfred'
Variants: Avery  English   (#498 in US popularity)

Ayana
Language of origin: Ethiopian
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: beautiful flower
Words: ayana=the beautiful flower (Ethiopian)
Variants: Ayana  English, Ethiopian   (#792 in US popularity)

Ayanna
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Ayanna  English   (#709 in US popularity)

Ayla
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the oak
Words: 'elah=the oak (Hebrew)
Variants: Ayla  English   (#805 in US popularity)
 1 variant more...