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AaronHebrew: enlightened
AbakhanCompound name from:
Aba: a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs, a fabric woven from goat and camel hair
Khan: leader of a Mongolian tribe, Turkish: leader
AbbaSwedish pop group (1972–1982)
Used as a title of honor for bishops and patriarchs in some Christian churches of Egypt, Syria, and Ethiopia (from Latin: abba).
AbdullahTurkish first name of Arabic origin: Abd=attendant/Allah=God
AbelHebrew: transient
short name for Adalbert
From the Hebrew name Hevel = breath.
In the Old Testament he was the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain.
AbelardPierre Abaelardus (also: Peter Abaelard, Pierre Abaelard, Abailardus, Abaielardus and other numerous variants of his name) 1079-1142, was a well-known, but controversial French philosopher and scholastic at his time. He was a teacher in theology, logic and dialectic in Paris.
He is also famous for his love affair with Héloise Fulbert.
AbigailHebrew: fountain of joy, her father's joy
From the Hebrew name Avigayil.
This was the name of a wife of king David in the Old Testament.
AbracadabraIs a common term already in the late antique used as magic formula and probably of Hebrew or Persian origin. The meaning is ambilvalent: benediction or holy word.
In the theory of symbols of the Gnosis this magic formula was used to be prevented from menacing harm, in particular from illnesses.
AbrahamHebrew: father of peace, father of many
He led his followers from Ur into Canaan, and is regarded by the Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by the Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.
AbraxasThe Egyptian heretic / gnostic Basiliedes was named Abraxas, it was around the 2nd century the symbol for the highest progenitor, from which the five elementary powers the spirit, the word, the providence, the wisdom and the power were born. The cult of Abraxas lasted up to the medieval age and found its revival in the rennaisance. The appearance of this progenitor was expressed by several images of animals, it had the rump of a human being, the head of a cock and the legs like a snake. It carried a whip and a garland, which was surrounded by twigs in the shape of a double-cross. These images represent the above mentioned elementary powers: legs like a snake = spirit / word, the head of a cock = providence, the whip = power, the garland = wisdom.
The word is probably the composition of letters from the Greek alphabet according to their sum they give = 365 days of the astronomical year.
AbrazzoSpanish: light kiss on the nose. This custom is quite common in Latin-American countries.
AbsintheA green liqueur having a bitter anise or licorice flavor and a high alcohol content, mainly prepared from the perennial aromatic herb Artemisia absinthium.
AbubuAbubus: in First Maccabees (about 100 BC, book from the Septuagint in the Old Testament), father of Ptolemy, who murdered Simon the Maccabee
AchillesAchilleus (Latin form: Achilles) is the son of Peleus and Thetis, the goddess of the sea, in the Greek mythology. But as sun of a mortal father and an immortal mother he was mortal. Thus Thetis tried to make him invulnerable and bathed him in the river Styx. The part of his heel, where she held him with her hands, remained untouched by the water of the river and was the only vulnerable part of Achilleus: Achilles' heel.
ActeurFrench: actor
Adagiofrom music: slow tempo
Italian: ad- = at (from Latin) + agio = ease (from Old Provençal aize; akin to Old French aise)
AdaJaneCompound name consisting of Ada and Jane.
Ada is the short form of Adelaide. This name was born by Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron.
Jane is the English form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of the German masculine name Johannes (=John).
AdamHebrew: human, man made from the earth. Is the first human being on earth created by God.
Assyrian adamu = to make. Hebrew adamah = earth
AdamoItalian: Adam.
Belgium composer, text writer and singer of Italian origin.
Addypet name for Adelaide;
in computers the abbreviation for address
AdelaideFrench: Adelheid. From the Germanic name Adalheidis, which was composed of the elements adal = noble and heid = kind, sort, type.
This was the name of the wife of Otto the Great, and also the wife of King William IV of Britain.
A city in Australia bears this name.
Adeleother name for Adela (=short name for Adelheid)
Adelinaderived from Adele
AdelruneOld High German: adal=noble, aristocratic/runa=secret
Adeltraud, AdeltrautOld High German: noble, strength
AdmetusIn the Greek mythology Admetus was the king of Pherae in Thessaly (Greece), married to Alcestis. Admetus was one of the Argonauts and took part in the Calydonian Boar hunt.
AdolarThe bishop Saint Adolar died as martyr in Dokkum in 754.
Adolar's phantastic adventures is a Hungarian comics from 1973, made by József Romhányi und József Nepp.
Adolar Earl of Nevers is a figure of the romantic opera Euryanthe (1823) from Carl Maria von Webern (1786-1826) .
AdonisName of the Greek god for spring
In the Greek mythology a young man of remarkable beauty, the favorite of Aphrodite. Zeus ruled that he should spend a third of the year with Persephone, a third with Aphrodite, and a third on his own. He became a hunter and was killed by a boar. In answer to Aphrodite's pleas, Zeus allowed him to spend half the year with her and half in the underworld. Mythically Adonis represents the cycle of death and resurrection in winter and spring. He is identified with the Babylonian god Tammuz.
AdoréeFrench feminine form: the one, who is worshipped, who is liked so much; from Latin adorare: to pray to
Adrianafeminine form of Adrian, Adrien
AdrianoItalian: Adrian (Latin: originated from the city Hadria)
AdrienFrench: Adrian
AdrienneFrench: Adriana, Adriane
AdventureMiddle English aventure, from Old French, from Latin adventurus, future participle of advenire = to arrive.
AeneasSon of the Trojan Anchises and of Aphrodite, escaped from the conquered Troja with the help of his mother, founder of the Roman Empire.
Old Greek: ainein=praise
Aennaderived form of Ann
AfikomanAfikoman (Hebrew), based on Greek epikomen or epikomion, meaning "that which comes after" or "dessert", is a piece of matzo (flat bread) which is hidden at the start of the Passover Seder and is eaten at the end of the festive meal. After the afikoman is eaten, one may not consume any other food for the rest of the night.
AfraLate Latin: African woman
Originally used by the late Romans as a nickname for a woman from Africa.
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
AfricaThe name Africa came into Western use through the Romans, who used the name Africa terra = land of the Afri (plural, or "Afer" singular) for the northern part of the continent, as the province of Africa with its capital Carthage, corresponding to modern-day Tunisia. The Afri were a tribe - possibly Berber - who lived in North Africa in the area of Carthage.
The origin of Afer may be connected with the Phoenician word afar = dust (also found in most other Semitic languages).
Aga-KhanTitle of the relegious leaders and imams of the Nizari Isma'ili sect of Shi'ite Islam. The title was first granted by the shah of Iran in 1818 to Hasan 'Ali Shah (1800-1881), who called himself Aga Khan I.
Compound word from the Turkish military title Agha (leader) and the Mongol title Khan (ruler of a Mongol, Tartar or Turkish tribe), derived from the Turkish khan (from Old Turkish qaghan) and from the Mongolian qa'an (=ruler).
AgapeGreek: devine and unconditional love
Agatheother form of Agatha, Greek: the good
AggedorAggedor is the legendary royal beast of the planet Peladon, thought to be long-extinct, from the science fiction series Doctor Who, the 10 doctors of the planet Tardis.
AgiaGreek: the holy woman
also from the Hindi agya = spiritual order
Agiloshort form of first names commencing with "Agil-"
AglaiaGreek: splendor, glamour, beauty
In the Greek mythology she was one of the three Graces (Charites).
AgnesGreek: the pure, virginal, chaste. Patron of the children and virgins.
Latinized form of the Greek name Hagne, derived from Greek hagnos = chaste.
Saint Agnes was a virgin martyred under the Roman emperor Diocletian. The name became associated with the Latin word agnus = lamb, resulting that the saint is frequently depicted with a lamb by her side.
AgnetaSwedisch form of Agnes
AgostinaItalian form of Augusta
AidaArabic Ayda: female coming back, the return.
Greek: female from Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian slave in Guiseppe Verdi's (1813-1901) opera Aida (1871).
AikiJapanese: ai=mutual + ki=spirit (from Middle Chinese khi)
Aikoother form of Heiko, Japanese origin: the lovely
AilaFinnish: Helga
AiméeFrench form of Amata
AinaFinnish (feminine form): the only one
AishaArabic origin: the life, the woman
This was the name of Muhammad's third and favourite wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr.
AjaxGreek origin: Aias, aiastes: the one who suffers, who mourns.
Main figure of the tragedy Ajax of Sophokles (great leader of the army).
He is called Telamonian Ajax, Greater Ajax, or Ajax the Great.
In the Greek mythology of Homer's Iliad he is one of the heroes, who fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War, and was notable for his abundant strength and courage, seen particularly in two fights with Hector.
AkanthusThe Corinthian order of columns is a sub-type of the Ionian order. The lower part of the capitals consists of 16 leaves from the acanthus plant, half of the leaves end in the middle, the other half of the leaves goes to the top of the capital.
AkbarJalaluddin Muhammad Akbar (Persian), alternative spellings include Jellaladin, Celalettin; also known as Akbar the Great (Akbar-e-Azam) 1542-1605 was the son of Humayun, whom he succeeded to become ruler of the Mughal empire (India) from 1556-1605.
AkiraJapanese: warrior, fighter, intelligence
Akrobatartist in the circus (German spelling)
Al CaponeAlphonse Capone (1899-1947) was one of the most famous U.S. gangsters during the 1930s, a Chicago-based boss involved in illegal gambling, bootlegging (illegal alcohol) and prostitution.
AlabamaAlabama is a state of the USA, one of the confederate states. The name Alabama is derived from the Idian tribe of the "Alibamu" from the Muskhogean language family. In translation "alibamu" means: we live here. Another possible meaning may be derived from the word "centre of the tribe" of the Creek Indian tribe, who lived in South Alabama during the early 18th century.
AlabasterA dense translucent, white or tinted fine-grained gypsum.
Middle English alabastre, from Old French, from Latin alabaster, from Greek alabastros, alabastos, possibly of Egyptian origin.
AladinAladdin: Arabic: Ala + ad-Din = nobility of faith.
Aladdin is the main figure of the fairy tale Aladdin's lamp from the fairy tale collection 1001 Arabian Nights.
AlainFrench: Alan (Celtic: to belong to the Teutonic tribe of the Alanen)
It also possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton. It was introduced to England by Bretons after the Norman invasion.
Alanafeminine form of Alan
AlarichAlaric I. (in German: Alarich I.) king of the Visigoths (395–410) who plundered Greece in 395 and attacked Italy, conquering Rome in 410.
AlaskaAmerican state
In 1867 William Seward negotiated Alaska's sale from the Russians to the U.S., and the subsequent discovery of gold stimulated American settlement. Alaska was an U.S. territory from 1912 until it was admitted as the 49th state in 1959.
AlastarIrish form of Alexander
Albafeminine form originating from Latin: albus=white, alba= white woman. Spanish: el alba = day break
AlbanoA lake of central Italy southeast of Rome in an extinct volcanic crater.
Alberichmedieval German: alb=goblin, gnome/rihhi=sovereignty, power
Albertshort name for Adalbert
AlbertaOld High German: the nobly shining woman; refer also to Albertina
AlbertinaOld High German: the nobly shining woman; refer also to Alberta
AlbinLatin masculine form: the white, second form of Albuin
Albinafeminine form of Albin
AlcinaAlcina is an opera seria by George Frederic Händel, first perfomed in the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden in 1735. The libretto's author is unknown, but the plot is taken (like those of the Händel operas Orlando and Ariodante) from Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso, an epic poem set in the time of Charlemagne's wars against Islam.
Alcina, the main figure, bewitches all men with her magic power.
Aldashort form for names commencing with the syllable Adel- (=aristocrat), also used as Italian first name
Aldinaderived from Alda
AldoOld High German adal = noble, aristocratic. Italian short form of Aldobrando, German short form of Adalbrand, Aldebert.
Italian politician: Aldo Moro (1916-1978).
Aleksandrother Russian form of Alexander
AleksyPolish form of Alexis
Alenashort name for Magdalena, used in German and Czech
AlessandraItalian: Alexandra
AlessandroItalian form of Alexander
AlettaFrisian pet name for Adelheid
Alexshort name for Alexander
AlexanderGreek: militant, protector, defender.
Alexander III the Great, son of Phillip II of Macedonia: 356-323 BC, king of Macedonia (336–323 BC) and conquerer of Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Babylonia and Persia. His reign marked the beginning of the Hellenistic Age.
Alexander Baron of Humboldt: 1769-1859, German scientist for nature, pedagogue.
AlexandreFrench form of Alexander
AlexejRussian form of Alexander
Alexiafeminine form of the Greek name Alexius, Alexis
AlexisGreek: the help, defense
From the Greek name Alexios = helper or defender, derived from Greek alexein = to defend, to help.
The czar of Russia Aleksey Mikhailovich (1629-1676), czar of Russia (1645-1676), son and successor of Michael has borne this name. Feodor III, 1661-1682, czar of Russia (1676-1682), his son, was his successor. Fedor III was succeeded first jointly by his brother Ivan V and his half brother Peter I the Great under the regency of his sister Sophia Alekseyevna.
AlfalfaA southwest Asian perennial herb (Medicago sativa) having compound leaves with three leaflets and clusters of usually blue-violet flowers.
Spanish, from Arabic al-fasfasa: al- = the + fasfasa, alfalfa (variant of fisfisa), derived from the Persian word aspist = clover.
AlfieShort form of Alfred, Alphonse.
The name became famous through the film Alfie in 1966, starring with the British actor Michael Caine.
AlfioItalian: white.
Sant'Alfio was murdered in the 4th century AC by the Romans. City in Sicily named after him.
AlfonsoItalian, Spanish form of Alfons.
King Alfonso II of Spain: 791-842, the virginal king.
AlfredoItalian name for Alfred
Alfyshort form of Alfred, Alphonse
Algebramathematic discipline
Middle English: bone-setting, and Italian: algebra, both from Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-jabr (wa-l-muqabala) = the restoration (and the compensation), addition (and subtraction): al- = the + jabr = bone-setting, restoration (from jabara = to set (bones), force, restore).
In about 830 AC, Mohammad ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi of Baghdad wrote a book with the Arabic title Hisab al-jabr w'al-muqabala, which may be translated as Science of the Reunion and the Opposition. The reunion = al-jabar became our algebra. The notion of algebra goes back to the Hindus. Al-Khwarizmi was the man who synthesized their knowledge for the Arabic, and subsequently for the European world. It was much later than the nineth century, when the notion and the name of algebra reached the English language. Italian was the first of the European languages to use algebra in 1202; English finally got it in 1551 in Robert Recorde's Pathway to Knowledge.
Al-Khwarizmi was so influential that has own name, warped a little in translation, also has became an European and an English word: algorithm (1699).
AlgernonOriginally a Norman French nickname derived from aux gernons "having a moustache".
Ali600-661 AC, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (Ali married Muhammad's daughter Fatima) and the fourth caliph (656–661).
Since some in the early Muslim community claimed that Muhammad did not name any successor and others claimed that he named Ali, the controversy over Ali's claim to the caliphate resulted in the fundamental schism in Islam, that eventually led to the creation of the Shi'ite (from shi'at 'Ali = party of Ali) and Sunnite branches of the religion.
Ali BabaIs the fictional woodcutter described in the adventure tale of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", it is part of the Arabian Nights, who discovered that "open sesame" opens the cave of the Forty Thieves.
Ali KhatCompound name:
Ali: "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shiite Muslims.
Khat: a leafy narcotic Ethiopia's and Somalia's version of moonshine
Aliceshort name for Adelheid, Elizabeth and Alexandra
AliciaSpanish form of Alice
AlidaDutch and Hungarian form of Adelheid (Adelaide)
Alinaother form for Aline
AlineSwedish and Hungarian-Slavic form of Helen; also English, French pet name of Adeline (Adelina)
AlishaEnglish pet name for Alice (Alicia)
AlisiOld Georgian name for the month August
a Katydid (green insect) on Samoa, which makes a lot of noise
AlissaRussian pet name for Alice; also derived from Alyssa
AljaRussian pet name for Alexandra
AljonaRussian form of Lena
AljoschaRussian pet form of Alexej
AlkeDutch short form of names commencing with the syllable Adel- (=aristocratic)
Alkmenemother of Herakles in the Greek mythology
AllecchinoItalian for Harlequin, derived from arlecchino
AllegoriaItalian: the allegory; Latin: allegoria; Greek allegoría = to express (say) it differently, from allos = other + agoreýo = say.
Meaning: parable, metaphor, symbol, comparison, personification
AllegraItalian: cheerful, happy, agile, sprightly
AllegriaItalian: cheeriness, happiness, serenity
Allegrofrom the music: to play fast; Italian: awake, jauntily
AlleyMiddle English alei, from Old French alee, from aler = to walk, from Latin ambulare.
Alley cat: homeless or stray cat, also used for women of loose moral.
Well-known is the PC-game, created in 1984 by Bill Williams of SynSoft.
AlliageFrench term from metallurgy: alloy.
Name of a French boy-group in the 1990th, which united different styles of music (Corsic, French, Spanish, American).
AllisonAmerican first name: of noble birth, sincere, aristocratic; derived from Alice, the Old French Adelais, English Adelaide from the Old German Adelheidis
AllmandaEnglish form of Allemande.
An allemande (also spelled allemanda, allmanda, almain, or alman) (from French: German) is one of the most popular instrumental dance forms in Baroque music. It originated in the 16th century as a duple metre dance of moderate tempo, derived from the popular dances supposed to be favoured in Germany at the time, and was famous mainly in France, but also in England and Spain.
Later on during the 17th and 18th century the Allemande, together with the Courante, Sarabande and Gigue was a fixed part of the classic suite of baroque music, f.e. in the suites of Johann Sebastian Bach or Georg Friedrich Händel.
AllotriaGerman film of Willi Forst, 1936, main casts Jenny Jugo, Renate Müller, Heinz Rühmann, Hilde Hildebrand.
AllureAttract someone by his charme.
Middle English aluren, from Old French alurer : a- = to (from Latin ad-) + loirre = bait (of Germanic origin).
AlmaItalian first name originating from Latin: nourishing, fertile; also short form for names commencing with Amal-
AlohaGreeting in Hawaii, better to say the life style in Hawaii: Hello, goodbye, love, compassion, welcome, good wishes.
Alonsoother Spanish form of Alfonso
Alonzoother Italian form of Alfonso
AloysiusLatinized form of a Provençal form of Louis (French form of Ludwig).
This was the name of a 16th-century Italian saint, Aloysius Gonzaga.
AlpanorA ghost from the Alps in the drama Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind (1828) of the Austrian dramatist Ferdinand Raimund (1790-1836).
Alphafirst letter in the Greek alphabet
AlpinAnglicized form (Scottish) of the Gaelic name Ailpein, possibly derived from a Pictish word meaning "white".
This was a name of Scottish kings in the 8th and 9th century: Alpín mac Echdach, around 720, Cináed mac Ailpín (named Kenneth MacAlpin) after 800 - 858
Alrunnewer form of Adelrune
Alrunaother form of Alrun
Alsatiaa region of northeastern France famous for its wines.
Synonyms: Alsace, Elsass
AluminioSpanish for aluminium
AlvaLatin: the white (sex feminine), also Nordic: the fairy
AlvarezDon Fernando Alvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, Duke of Alba (1507-1582) was a Spanish warlord and statesman in the service of Karl V. and Philipp II. He was also named "the iron duke". Under the reign of emperor Karl V. he gain victory over the Schmalkaldischen Bund. From 1567 to 1573 he was general captain in the Netherlands, where he put up a terror regime. He put down the protestant rebellion with bloody ferocity.
AlvaroSpanish first name of Old High German origin: al(a)=entire/wart=protector
Alvenafeminine form of Alvin
Alvinmeaning: elf, cobold, friend; refer also to Alwin
AlvinaNordic feminine form: elf, ghost of nature
Alwaraold feminine form of Alvaro
AlwinHigh German: adal=noble/wini=friend
Alwinefeminine form of Alwin
Alwyderived from Alwyn and Alvin: "elf friend" from the Old English name Ælfwine, which was formed of the elements ælf = the elf and wine = the friend.
AlyaArabic: the sublime woman, the lofty woman
AmadéFrench form of Amadeus
AmadeusLatin: ama=love/deus=God
AmaliaMedieval German feminine form: hard-working, derived from Old High German: amal=shield/linta=lime-tree
Amalieother form of Amalia, typical for the Ostrogoth royal family of the Amelungen
AmalricEnglish form of Amalrich
AmalrichOld High German: amal=work, labour/rich=power.
Amalrich of Lusignan (1145-1205) from the house of Lusignan was installed by the German emperor Heinrich VI. as king of Cyprus (Amalrich I.) in 1194 and became king of Jerusalem in 1197 (as Amalrich II.)
Amalrigoold Italian first name, derived from the Germanic Name Amalrich
Amandafeminine form of Amandus
AmandusLatin masculine form: lovable
AmarettoItalian liqueur flavoured with almond. Italian diminutive of amaro = bitter, from Latin amarus.
Amarilliother form of Amaryllis
AmaryllisName of a flower.
Has its origin in the old Greek poetry of shepherds, Greek: amaryssein=sparkle, shine.
AmataLatin feminine form of Amatus
AmatusLatin masculine form: beloved, darling
AmazoneIn the Greek mythology a member of a race of women warriors. One of the labours of Heracles was to obtain the girdle of the Amazon queen Hippolyte. In another tale Theseus attacked the Amazons, and they responded by invading Attica, where they were defeated. Theseus married the Amazon Antiope, the sister of Hippolyte. A contingent of Amazons under Penthesilea fought with the Trojans.
The historical Amazons were Scythians, an Iranian people renowned for their cavalry. The first Greeks to come into contact with the Iranians were the Ionians, who lived on the coast of Asia Minor and were constantly threatened by the Persians, the most important of the Iranian peoples.
Amazon is the Ionian Greek form of the Iranian word ha-mazan = fighting together. The regular Greek form would be hamazon.
AmbraItalian form of amber
Ambrosother form of Ambrosius
Ambrosiafeminine form of Ambrosius
AmbrosiusGreek masculine form: the immortal, the divine
AmedeoItalian form of Amadeus.
A notable bearer of this name was Amedeo Avogadro, an Italian chemist (1776-1856), most famous for the constant that now bears his name: Avogadro's Number.
Another famous bearer was the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920).
Ameliaother form of Amalia
AmelieGerman form of the French name Amèlie
AmèlieFrench form of Amalia
AmenophisAmenhotep III (=Amenophis III): Egyptian pharaoh (1390-1353 BC).
His reign is noted for the expansion of diplomacy with Syria, Cyprus, Babylon and Assyria, and the construction of public buildings in Memphis, Thebes and Nubia, including portions of the temples at Luxor and Karnak.
AmerigoItalian first name, originating from the old Germanic name Amalrigo, derived from Amalrich.
Amerigo Vespucci give his actual name to the continent of America.
AméthisteFrench: amethyst
AmethystA purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone.
Middle English amatist, from Old French, from Latin amethystus, from Greek amethustos = not drunk or intoxicating, remedy for intoxication, amethyst: a- = not; methuskein = to intoxicate (from methuein = to be drunk, from methu = wine).
AmiBiblic: means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew.
This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.
English from Amy: derived from Old French aimée = beloved.
Amì Bleufrom the Japanese science-fiction series RahXephon, 19th episode Ami Bleu (Ticket to Nowhere)
AmicaLatin (feminine form): the friend
AmigoSpanish masculine form: friend, from Latin amicus
AmikoEsperanto masculine form: the friend, Latin: amicus
Amintafeminine form of Amynta
Amirafeminine form of the Arabic, Jewish word Amir.
Arabic: prince or commander. This was originally a title, related to the Arabic loanword emir.
Jewish: means "treetop" in Hebrew.
Amon, AmmonCity god of Theben, later the Egyptian god A Re (Ra): god of the sun, king of gods and father of the pharaoes.
Amonasroknown from Verdi's opera Aida: king of Ethiopia and father of Aida
AmorLatin: love, Roman god of love
AmorosoItalian masculine form: a lover, from the Latin word amorosus.
In music: a soft, tender, amatory style
Amosshort form of the Hebrew name Amasja: the carrier, the loaded, carried by God.
Amos lived in the time of Jerobeam II (787-747 BC), he preached against religious and social abuses, he is the oldest of the so called writing prophets.
Amour BleuFrench expression for homosexual love
AmphitryonIn the Greek mythology Amphitryon is the son of Alkaios, king of Tiryns, grand-son of Perseus, and king of Theban. Zeus fell in love with his beautiful wife Alkmene, where a son, named Herakles was born.
In literature Amphitryon can be found at Sophokles (496 BC- 406/405 BC), Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC-184 BC), Molière (with his real name Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673), Heinrich von Kleist (Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist 1777-1811).
AmtrakAbbreviation of the American intercity passenger train system: National Railroad Passenger Corporation, founded in 1971, is a portmanteau of the words "American" and "track".
AmulettGerman word for amulet
Amunderived from Amon, Ammon
AmyntaGreek: amynthor = the defender
AmyntasName of macedonian kings of the Temenides in Argos (dynasty of the Argeades): Amyntas I. (540-495 BC), Amyntas II. the Small (394/393 BC), Amyntas III. (394/393-370 BC).
Amyntas was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in parts of the northern Indian subcontinent between 95 and 90 BC. He minted the largest silver coins of Antiquity.
AnahitaOld Persian feminine form: the Immaculate
AnaisFrench form of Anahita
AnarchisteFrench form of anarchist
Anastasiafeminine form of Anastasius.
Anastasia Nikolayevna, 1901-1918, daughter of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II, 1868-1918, from the family of the Romanow. The family of the czar was executed in 1918 by the Bolsheviks after the Russian Revolution of 1917.
AnastasijaRussian form of Anastasia
AnastasiusGreek masculine form: the resurrected
Anatol(ius)Greek anatole: sunrise.
Saint Anatolius was a 3rd-century philosopher from Alexandria.
AnatoleFrench form of Anatol.
Anatole France: 1844-1924, French poet
AnatoliRussian form of Anatolius
AnchisesGreek mythology: father of Aeneas (German: Äneas. Greek: Aineias) from his love affair with Aphrodite (Roman: Venus). Aeneas rescued his father from the burning Troy. Depicted in a famous painting of Bellini.
See also Homer: Iliad, and Vergil: Aeneis. In some legends Anchises together with his wife is the founder of Venice or Padua.
AnconaItalian city and capital of the Marche region in central Italy. Founded by colonists from Syracuse 390 BC, it was taken by Rome in the 2nd century BC. It became a flourishing port particularly favoured by Trajan, who enlarged the harbour. It was attached to the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th century; in the 16th century it came under protection of the pope, which was largely maintained until Ancona became part of Italy in 1861.
The name is derived from Greek and means ellbow.
AndromedaGreek mythology: daughter of the Ethiopian king Kepheus and Cassiopeia, wife of Perseus, whith whom she had several children, such as Perses (the father of the Persian kings), Alkeios, Sthenelos and Elektryon. She is the grandmother of Alkmene, Eurystheus and of Amphitryon.
Later she, her husband and her parents together with the monster Ketos (the dog in chains) were sent as galaxy to heaven: Andromeda and the Andromeda nebula.
AnemoneThis name of the flower is quite common since some years.
AngelEnglish and Spanish form of the Greek word Angelos=messanger of god
Angelinameaning: little angel
AngelineFrench pet name for Angela
AngèliqueFrench form of Angelika
AngeloItalian masculine form of Angelus (Greek: angelos=messanger of god)
AngieEnglish pet name for Angelika
AngusAnglicized form of Aonghus.
Scottish-Irish mythology: Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen = one and gus = force, strength, energy.
Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og = young son) was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by 8th-century Pictish kings and several Irish kings.
AnicaSlavic pet name for Ann
Anikaother name for Anica
AnineDanish pet name for Ann
AnjaRussian name for Ann
AnjouHistorical region in the lower Loire valley, northwestern France. Organized in the Gallo-Roman period as the Civitas Andegavensis, it later became the countship, and from 1360 the duchy of Anjou. Its capital was Angers. Under the Carolingian dynasty it was administered by a count representing the French king. The area came under the English king Henry II when he married Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152, thus founding the Anglo-Angevin empire of the Plantagenet dynasty. The French recovered Anjou in 1259, and it was united with France in 1487 under king Louis XI.
AnjouliAnjouli O'Connor is an adaptation of Anjuli O'Connell, a character from Justina Robson's excellent AI/nanotechnology novel, Silver Screen (Macmillan, 1999).
AnkaPolish short name for Ann
AnkeFrisian short name for Ann
AnnaHebrew: grace
Annabelleoriginating from Amabel
AnnamirlBavarian form of Annemarie
Annederived form of Ann
Annelieshort form of Anneliese
AnoukInuit: the bear; also French pet name for Ann
AntaeusIn the Greek mythology he was a giant of Libya, the son of Poseidon and Gaia, and his wife was Tinjis. He was extremely strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground (his mother earth), but once lifted into the air he became as weak as water. Heracles, finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground, discovered the secret of his power and held Antaeus aloft until he died (Apollodorus of Athens, 2nd half of 2nd century BC, born ca. 180 BC, ii. 5; Gaius Julius Hyginus 64 BC - 17 AC, Fabula 31).
Antaresbrightest star in the constellation of Scorpio.
Greek Antares : anti- = rival of + Ares, Ares = the planet Mars
AntigoneÖdipus merried his mother Jokaste and had four children with her: Eteokles, Polyneikes, Antigone and Ismene.
Means "against birth" from Greek anti = against and gone = birth.
Famous from the dramas of Sophokles and Euripides.
AntigoniaAlbanian form of Antigone
AntimoniaThe fairy of nastiness in the theatre piece Der Bauer als Millionär (Farmer as millionaire) (1825-1826) of the Austrian dramatist Ferdinand Raimund (1790-1836).
AntoinetteFrench pet name of Antonia
AntonellaItalian pet name for Antonina
AntonietteFeminine French pet form of Antoine.
This name was borne by Marie Antoinette 1755-1793, daughter of Francis I and Maria Theresa, Emperor and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, wife of king Louis XVI, the queen of France during the French Revolution. Kept in prison in the Tuileries, and executed by guillotine.
AntoninaItalian pet name for Antonia
AntonioItalian: Anton
Antracitealso written as Anthracite
AnubisGreek form of Egyptian Anpu which possibly means "royal child". Anubis was the Egyptian god who led the dead to the underworld. He was often depicted as a man with the head of a jackal.
AphaiaAphaea (Greek Aphaia = not dark or vanisher) was a Greek goddess, who was only worshipped on the island of Aegina. Under the Athenian hegemony she was identified with the goddess Athena and Artemis and, by the time of Pausanias, with the nymph Britomartis.
On the island of Aegina there is a ruin of the Late Archaic Doric peripteral Temple of Aphaea, from ca. 500-480 BC.
AphroditeGreek goddess for beauty and love, meaning: born from the bubbles of the sea. In the Greek mythology she came out of the sea in front of the island of Cyprus. The cult is eventually an old Oriental cult.
ApollinaireFrench form of the Greek Apollinaris, an ancient Greek name, derived from the god Apollo.
Famous carrieres of that name were the bishop of Ravenna and Hierapolis.
Famous is also the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (originally Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky) 1880–1918.
ApollineFrench form of Apollonia
ApolloIn the Greek mythology the god of prophecy, the arts and the light. He is the archetype for the beauty in young boys, son of Zeus and Leto. He was worshiped at the Delphic oracle.
Apollonother form of Apollo
ApolloniaGreek feminine form: dedicated to the god Apollo
AppassionataPiano sonata No. 23 in F minor, opus 57, from Ludwig van Beethoven
Apple Dream 
April4th month of the year
ApuleiusApuleius Lucius (124–170): Roman Platonic philosopher, rhetorician and author, whose best-known work is The Golden Ass (Methamorphoses), the story of Lucius of Corinth, who is transformed into an ass by a Thessalian woman and undergoes a series of strange and exciting adventures before he is restored to human form.
AquaLatin: water
A light bluish green to light greenish blue.
AquamarinColour, named after the pale greenish blue or bluish green variety of beryl that is valued as a gemstone.
AquavitA strong clear Scandinavian liquor distilled from potato or grain mash and flavored with caraway seed.
Swedish, Danish and Norwegian akvavit, from Medieval Latin aqua vitae, highly distilled spirits: Latin aqua = water + Latin vitae, genitive of vita = life.
Arabellaorigin and meaning not fully clarified, eventually: Arab female (Spanish/Latin)
ArabesqueFrench, derived from the Italian arabesco = in Arabian fashion, from Arabo = an Arab, from Latin Arabus = from Arabs.
A ballet position in which the dancer bends forward while standing on one straight leg with the arm extended forward and the other arm and leg extended backward.
A complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate and geometric figures in the Islamic ornamentation.
Music: An ornate, whimsical composition especially for piano.
An intricate or elaborate pattern or design.
The word was first used in the 15th or 16th century, when Europeans became interested in the Islamic arts.
AramIn the bible an ancient country, Middle East, southwestern Asia. It extended eastward from the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to beyond the Euphrates River (on today's Syria). It lends its name to the Aramaic language.
Aramisone of the Three Musketeers, the book from Alexandre Dumas
AratosAratus (Greek Aratos) (ca. 315 BC/310 BC -240 BC) was a Macedonian Greek poet, known for his technical poetry. His principal patron was the Macedonian king Antigonus II Gonatas, whose victory over the Celts in 277 BC Aratus set to verse. Aratus' principal work, the Phaenomena ("Appearances"), versifies one or more works of Eudoxus of Cnidus. In 1.154 hexameters he lays bare the names and movements of the heavenly bodies and the significance of various weather signs.
ArcangeloItalian: archangel
ArchibaldEnglish form of the Germanic name Erkenbald
ArchimedesOne of the great scientists and mathematician of Greek antiquity, 287 BC-212 BC in Syracuse (Sicily).
Best known for his saying: "Eureka!" (I have found it!)
His theories of mechanics were used in the defense of Syracuse against the Romans: He proved that an object plunged into liquid becomes lighter by an amount equal to the weight of liquid it displaces.
He developed a method for expressing large numbers, discovered ways to determine the areas and volumes of solid bodies, calculated an approximation of pi.
Archyalso written Archie, short form of Archibald
ArdisiaArdisia (also called Coralberry or Marlberry) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrsinaceae with up to 500 species.
Aretaother form of Aretha
ArethaAngloamerican first name of Greek origin: aristos, arete = superb
ArgonautGreek Mythology: One who sailed with Jason on the Argo searching for the Golden Fleece.
From Latin Argonautae = Argonauts, from Greek Argonautes = Argonaut: Argo = the ship + nautes = sailor (from naus = ship).
AriDutch short name for Arian, also short name for Aribert, also Israelian short name for Ariel
AriadneGreek feminine form: the holy.
Greek mythology: The daughter of Minos, king of Crete, and Pasiphaë, Ariane gave Theseus the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. Later on she was banned by Theseus to Naxos.
Well-known is the opera of Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Ariadne at Naxos (1912/16).
ArianeFrench form of Adriane; also Dutch form of Ariadne
ArielHebrew: ara=heroe/el=God
ArielleFrench form of Ariella
ArishaRussian pet name of Arina, derived from Irina = Irene
AristideFrench form of the Greek name Aristides
AristidesOld Greek: son of the best
AristocatThe Aristocats is the twentieth animated feature released in 1970 from the Walt Disney studio.
AristophanesOne the greatest ancient Greek writers of satirical comedy (448-388 BC). An Athenian, he began his career as a comic dramatist in 427. He wrote approximately 40 plays, of which 11 survive, including The Clouds (423), The Wasps (422), The Birds (414), Lysistrata (411), and The Frogs (405).
AristotelesGreek philosopher 384 BC-322 BC. Aristotle is one of the "big three" in ancient Greek philosophy, along with Plato and Socrates, and educated a famous pupil, Alexander the Great. Later Aristotle began his own school in Athens, known as the Lyceum. Among his works are the texts Physics, Metaphysics, Rhetoric and Ethics.
ArizonaAmerican state
ArlenePossibly Irish, Gaelic: Arlen = pledge, promise; but may be also most likely based on Marlene or Charlene, or a feminine form of Arlen.
ArlettyArletty (born Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat 1898-1992) was a French fashion model, singer and actress.
ArmagnacSmall territory in historical Gascony, southwestern France. A portion was part of the Roman province of Aquitania. From ca. 960 it was the separate countship of Armagnac. It led the resistance to the English king Henry V's invasion of France but suffered a setback at the Battle of Agincourt. It was first annexed to France in 1497, became a countship again, but finally by descent through the rulers of Navarra it returned to the French crown in 1607. Again a countship from 1645 and dissolved in 1789. The region produces the famous Armagnac brandy.
ArmaniArmani Giorgio, 1934-, Italian fashion designer. He designed menswear at Nino Cerruti (1964-1970), then worked freelance until 1975 when, in partnership with Sergio Galeotti, he opened his Milan design house for men and women. His approach for elegant, relaxed clothes was reflected in his wardrobe for Richard Gere in the film American Gigolo (1980).
ArmidaArmida is a beautiful enchantress in Torquato Tasso's (Italian poet, 1544-1595) Jerusalem Delivered (Gerusalemme liberata, 1581), who bewitched Rinaldo, one of the Crusaders, by her charms.
ArminioItalian: Arminius, extended name built from the word ermana=all-embracing
Arnoshort form of names commencing with "Arn-" (the eagle)
Arpadoriginating from the Hungarian name Arpád: name of a great acheduke of the Madjars; meaning: barley-corn
ArpègeFrench word for Arpeggio
ArpeggioThe notes of a chord played in rapid succession to one another, rather than simultainously. A broken chord.
Italian: from arpeggiare = to play the harp, from arpa = harp, of Germanic-Celtic origin.
ArpeggioneThe arpeggione is a six-stringed musical instrument, fretted and tuned like a guitar, but bowed like a cello, and thus similar to the bass viola da gamba. It enjoyed a brief vogue after its invention around 1823 by the Viennese guitar maker Johann Georg Staufer (1778-1853). The only notable piece extant for the instrument is a sonata with piano accompaniment by Franz Schubert.
ArtemisGreek goddess of hunting
Artemisia4th century BC, ruler of the ancient region of Caria. She was the sister, wife and successor of Mausolus and erected the mausoleum at Halicarnassus in his memory. A strong ruler, she conquered Rhodes. She also patronized the arts. An earlier Artemisia ruled part of Caria under Xerxes I of Persia.
Artheafeminine form of Arthur
Arthur, ArturCeltic: the bear
Artosother form of Arthur
ArturoItalian form of Arthur
Artusother form of Arthus, Arthur
ArunaSanscrit: day-break
AsmaraIndonesian name for men, meaning: the loving man
Asparagusderived from the Latin word asparagus
Any plant of the genus Asparagus (lily family), which contains about 300 species native from Siberia to southern Africa. The best-known and economically most important species is the garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis).
AspasiaGreek feminine form: the lovely, the welcome, the desired.
Second wife of Perikles (500-429 BC).
AsphodelosAny of several mainly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus in the lily family, having linear leaves and elongate clusters of white, pink or yellow flowers.
In Greek poetry and mythology the flowers of Hades and the dead, sacred to Persephone.
In early English and French poetry the daffodil.
From Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos.
AspirinaSpanish and Italian form of Aspirin, commonly used in tablet form to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation.
Assyshort form of assembly
Astashort form of Anastasia, Augusta, Augustine
AstaireFred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) 1899-1987. American dancer, singer and actor noted for his elegant style in tap dance and his partnership with Ginger Rogers in several motion pictures, including Top Hat (1935). In the 1940s and 1950s he danced on-screen with Eleanor Powell, Cyd Charisse, Rita Hayworth and Judy Garland.
AstarteGoddess of the ancient Middle East and chief deity of the Mediterranean seaports of Tyre, Sidon and Elath. The goddess of love and war, Astarte was worshiped in Egypt and in Canaan, as well as among the Hittites. Her semitic Akkadian counterpart was Ishtar. She is often mentioned in the Bible under the name Ashtaroth; Solomon is said to have worshiped the goddess, and Josiah destroyed the shrines dedicated to her. In Egypt she was assimilated with Isis and Hathor; in the Greco-Roman world she was assimilated with Aphrodite, Artemis and Juno.
AstérixAsterix (French: Astérix) is a fictional character, created in 1959 as the hero of a series of volumes of French comic books by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). Uderzo has continued the series since the death of Goscinny in 1977.
Some main figures are:
Astérix: the Gaulish warrior
Obélix: Menhir delivery man
Idéfix: Obelix’s dog
Panoramix: the Druid
Meaning of Asterix is derived from the word asterisk: A star-shaped figure (*) used mainly to indicate a reference to a footnote.
AstonOld English origin, and its meaning is "east town; ash tree settlement". Aston is the name of a number of places in England and the U.S.
Aston is sometimes used as colloquial abbreviation for an Aston Martin car. The Aston part of the brand name comes from the English city Aston Clinton, the second part of the name comes from its co-founder Lionel Martin.
AstorFrom a surname derived from Provençal astur meaning "hawk".
AstragalusOriginally a vertebrae from the heel of animals, which have been used as dices in the antique; those objects may be seen in many antique artefacts (players with astragals).
New Latin, from Greek astragalo = vertebra.
In architecture a profile, which is bent, known as bracelet mainly on the Ionic columns, which is used as pack-thread in the double garland of leaves (Echinus).
AsturiaAsturias: Autonomous province on the Bay of Biscay, northwestern Spain. Conquered by the Romans under Augustus in 25 BC, it was later linked to the Visigoths as kindom of Asturias. It became part of the kingdom of León on the accession of Alfonso III in 866. From Asturias came the Christian reconquest of Spain, as the successors of King Alfonso I extended their control over Asturias, Galicia, León and parts of Castile, Navarre and Vizcaya. Astorga was one of the chief cities of the Asturian kingdom in the 9th century. In the 10th century the capital was moved from Oviedo to León, and the kingdom of Asturias became the kingdom of Asturias and León, which three centuries later was united with the kingdom of Castile. In 1388 John I of León and Castile made his son prince of Asturias - the title borne from that time on is taken by the heir to the throne.
Atalanthe, Atalanta, AtalanteMeans "equal in weight", derived from Greek atalantos, a word related to talanton meaning "a scale, a balance".
In Greek mythology she was the daughter of Iasos and a fast-footed maiden, who refused to marry anyone, who could not beat her in a race. She was eventually defeated by Hippomenes (in the bootean version, in the arcadic tradition named Melanion or Meleager), who dropped three golden apples, which he received from Aphrodite, during the race causing her to stop to pick them up.
AthenaPre-Greek origin, derived from the goddess Athene (favourite daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom)
Athinaother form of Athena
AthosEasternmost of the three peninsulas of Khalkidhikí in Macedonia. At the southern tip of the peninsula is the theocratic community of the monks of Mount Athos, also called Hagion Oros or Ayion Oros. Mount Athos is a community of about 20 monasteries of the Order of St. Basil of the Orthodox Eastern Church. The first monastery was founded about 963. The community of monks enjoyed administrative independence under the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and under the modern Greek government. In 1927 it was made a theocratic republic under Greek suzerainty, ruled by the patriarch of Constantinople.
In Greek mythology Athos, one of the Gigantes, threw a mountain at Zeus, who knocked it to the ground near Macedonia. This mountain was the holy peak of Mount Athos.
AtlanticoAtlántico: Spanish for Atlantic
AtlantisLegendary sunken island in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar. The main sources for the legend are two of Plato's dialogues, Timaeus and Critias. According to Plato, Atlantis had a rich civilization and was the ideal state, its princes made many conquests in the Mediterranean before earthquakes destroyed the island and it was swallowed up by the sea. The name is considered synonymous with Utopia. Francis Bacon called his account of the ideal state The New Atlantis.
AtlasIn Greek mythology a Titan, the son of the titan Iapetus and the nymph Clymene (or Asia) and the brother of Prometheus. According to Hesiod, when the Titans, who waged wars against Zeus, were defeated, Atlas was condemned to hold the sky on his shoulders for all eternity - a mythical explanation of why the sky does not fall. Hercules shouldered the burden in exchange for Atlas fetching him the apples of the Hesperides. He is identified with the Atlas mountains in NW Africa. He was the father of Calliope and the Pleiades.
In astronomy Atlas is one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of Saturn, also known as Saturn XV (or S15), discovered by Richard J. Terrile in 1980 from photographs taken by Voyager 1 during its flyby of Saturn.
AtossaAtossa or Hutaosa (550 BC-475 BC), in Persia, was the daughter of Cyrus the Great and a half-sister of Cambyses II. Cambyses insisted on marrying her. Atossa then married Smerdis, who overthrew Cambyses, and in 522 BC she married Darius I when Darius overthrew Smerdis. Xerxes I was one of their children.
Aeschylus also included her as a central character in his tragedy The Persians.
AttilaHungarian: means "little father" from Gothic atta = father combined with a diminutive suffix.
This was the name of a 5th-century leader of the Huns from 434-453 (died 453), who invaded and ravaged Europe. In 434 Attila obtained tribute and great concessions for the Huns in a treaty with the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II, but taking advantage of Roman wars with the Vandals and Persians, he invaded the Balkans in 441. Peace was made, and Attila's tribute was tripled. In 447 he invaded the Balkan provinces and Greece once more, in 451 he invaded Gaul, but was defeated by an alliance of the Roman general Aetius and the Visigoths at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in Gaul. His invasion of Italy in 452 was ended by famine and plague. Attila died on his wedding night in Hungary, possibly murdered by his bride Ildico.
Attila was the name given to him by the Gothic-speaking people of eastern Europe; his real name may have been Avithohol.
AudaceFrench: bold, spirited - used as a tempo direction in music.
Audreyother form of Adeltraud, Adeltraut.
Audrey Hepburn: 1929-1993, American actress.
AudrineFrench form of Adeltraud, Adeltraut
Augusta, Augustefeminine form of Augustus.
Queen Augusta Viktoria: 1858-1921, last German empress.
Augustinexpanded form of Augustus
Augustinefeminine form of Augustus
AugustusLatin: the sublime.
Augustus Octavian: 63 a.C. -14 p.C., first Roman emperor
AurèleFrench form of Aurelius
AureliaLatin (feminine form): the beautiful, the golden
Aurelianusother form of Aurelius
Aureliederived from the Latin word Aurelius, an old Roman family name
AurelioItalian form of Aurelius
AureliusLatin (masculine form): the golden, coming from the family of Aurelier.
Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius: 121-180
AuroraRoman goddess of sunrise, Latin: the sunrise
AustenLow German short form of Augustin
AvaEast-Frisian: awa=water
AvalonIsland to which Britain's legendary King Arthur was taken after he was mortally wounded in his last battle. First described by Geoffrey of Monmouth, it was said to be ruled by Morgan le Fay and her eight sisters, all of whom were skilled in the healing arts. Legend held that when Arthur was healed he would return to rule Britain. The tale may have originated in Celtic myths of an elysium for fallen heros.
AvenidaPortuguese: street
AventurinAny of several varieties of quartz or feldspar flecked with particles of mica, hematite or other materials. Also called sunstone.
French: from aventure = accident (so called because of its accidental discovery or the randomness of inclusions in it).
AveryOld English feminine form: the leader of the elves; French and English first name
Axelshort name for Alexander, Swedish abbreviation for the biblic name Absolom (=father of peace)
AxinjaRussian form of Xenia
Ayaother form of Agia
AzaleeFrom the name of the flower, derived from Greek azaleos = dry.
AzizaArabian: precious
AzuelaMariano Azuela González (1873-1952) was a Mexican author and physician, best known for his fictional stories of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He worked for theatre and literary criticism and wrote many novels, including the newspaper piece "Impressions of a Student" in 1896, the novel Andrés Pérez, maderista in 1911, La malhora (Evil Hour) in 1923, Los de abajo (The Underdogs) in 1915, Sendas perdidas (Lost Paths) in 1949, La maldición (The Curse) posthumous in 1955, Esa sangre (That Blood) posthumous in 1956.
AzurAzur may refer to:
The father of Hananiah, who was a false prophet of Gibeon (Jeremiah 28:1).
The father of Jaazaniah (Ezekiel 11:1).
One of those, who sealed the covenant with Jehovah on the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 10:17).
Azureof French-Spanish origin: sky-blue
AzurineThe blue roach of Europe (Leuciscus cæruleus); so called from its colour.
AzuritAn azure blue vitreous mineral of basic copper carbonate, used as gemstone.
AzzurraItalian feminine form: azure, sky blue
AzzurroItalian masculine form: azure, sky blue

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