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  1. ALCMENE: Latin form of Greek Alkmene, meaning "might of the moon." In Greek mythology, this is the name of the mortal mother of Hercules by Zeus.

  2. ALCYONE: Latin form of Greek Alkyone, meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a star-nymph loved by Poseidon. She is the daughter of Atlas and Plêionê.

  3. ALDA: Feminine form of Italian Aldo, meaning "noble."

  4. ALDONZA: Spanish name meaning "sweet; nice." 

  5. ALEA: English variant spelling of Arabic Aliya, meaning "the high, exalted one." 

  6. ALEASE: Perhaps a variant spelling of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  7. ALECTO: Latin form of Greek Alekto, meaning "unceasing." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Gr. Erinyes, Eumenides). Virgil named two others: Megaera "grudge," and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."

  8. ALEEN: Variant spelling of English Aileen, meaning "little Eve." 

  9. ALEESHA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  10. ALEEZA (עַלִּיזָה): Hebrew name meaning "joy."

  11. ALEID: Short form of Dutch Aleida, meaning "noble sort."

  12. ALEIDA: Contracted form of Dutch Adelheyd, meaning "noble sort."

  13. ALEIT: German and Swiss short form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."

  14. ALEJANDRA: Feminine form of Spanish Alejandro, meaning "defender of mankind."

  15. ALEKSANDRA (Алекса́ндра): Feminine form of Russian Aleksandr, meaning "defender of mankind."

  16. ALEKSANDRINA (Александрина): Pet form of Russian Aleksandra, meaning "defender of mankind."

  17. ALEKTO (Ἀληκτώ): Greek name meaning "unceasing." In Greek mythology, this is the name of one of the Furies (Gr. Erinyes, Eumenides). Virgil named two others: Megaera "grudge," and Tisiphone "murder-retribution."

  18. ALENA (Russian: Алёна): 

    1. Russian form of Greek Hel�nē, possibly meaning "torch."

    2. Short form of Latin Magdalena, meaning "of Magdala."

  19. ALENE: Variant spelling of English Aileen, meaning "little Eve." 

  20. ALENKA (Аленка): Slovene form of Greek Hel�nē, possibly meaning "torch."

  21. ALESANDESE: Feminine form of Basque Alesander, meaning "defender of mankind." 

  22. ALESHA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  23. ALESSA: Pet form of Italian Alessandra, meaning "defender of mankind."

  24. ALESSANDRA: Feminine form of Italian Alessandro, meaning "defender of mankind."

  25. ALESSIA: Feminine form of Italian Alessio, meaning "defender." 

  26. ALETA: Spanish name meaning "winged."

  27. ALETHA: Variant spelling of English Alethea, meaning "truth."

  28. ALETHEA: English name not found before the 16th century, probably originally a Puritan virtue name, derived from the Greek word aletheia, meaning "truth."

  29. ALEX: English unisex short form of Alexandra and Alexander, meaning "defender of mankind." 

  30. ALEXA

    1. English and Latin short form of Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind."

    2. Feminine form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender." 

  31. ALEXANDRA

    1. Feminine form of English Alexander, meaning "defender of mankind."

    2. Feminine form of Greek Alexandros, meaning "defender of mankind."

    3. Feminine form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."

  32. ALEXANDREA: Variant spelling of Latin Alexandria, meaning "defender of mankind."

  33. ALEXANDRIA: From the name of an Egyptian city. An elaborated form of Latin Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind." 

  34. ALEXANDRIE: Feminine form of French Alexandre, meaning "defender of mankind."

  35. ALEXANDRINA: Elaborated form of Latin Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind."

  36. ALEXANDRINE: French form of Latin Alexandrina, meaning "defender of mankind."

  37. ALEXIA: Feminine form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."

  38. ALEXINA: Pet form of Latin Alexia, meaning "defender."

  39. ALEXIS: Unisex contracted form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."

  40. ALEXUS: Unisex contracted form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."

  41. ALEYDIS: Contracted form of Dutch Adelheyd, meaning "noble sort."

  42. ALFHILD: Norwegian form of Old Norse Álfhildr, meaning "elf battle."

  43. ÁLFHILDR: Old Norse myth name composed of the elements alfr "elf" and hildr "battle," hence "elf battle."

  44. ALFONSINA: Italian feminine form of Italian/Spanish Alfonso, meaning "noble and ready."

  45. ALFREDA: Feminine form of English Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."

  46. ALFSIGR: Old Norse name composed of the elements alfr "elf" and sigr "victory," hence "elf victory."

  47. ALGOMA: English name having several possible origins, the most likely being from the place name invented by Henry Schoolcraft, composed of the prefix Al- from the Native American tribal name Algonquin, and the suffix -goma from the Algonquin word goma, meaning "lake." 

  48. ALIA: Variant spelling of English Aliah, meaning "to ascend, to go up."

  49. ALIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Aliya, meaning "to ascend, to go up."

  50. ALICA: Slovak form of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  51. ALICE: Modern form of English Adelaide, meaning "noble sort."

  52. ALICIA: Spanish equivalent of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  53. ALICJA: Polish equivalent of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  54. ALICKINA: Scottish form of Latin Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind."

  55. ALIDA: Dutch and Hungarian form of Old High German Adelheid, meaning "noble sort."

  56. ALIÉNOR: Old Proven�al name of Germanic origin, derived from the element ali, meaning "foreign, the other." 

  57. ALIINA: Finnish form of Scandinavian Alina, meaning "noble."

  58. ALIISA: Probably a short form of Finnish Annaliisa, meaning "favor; grace," and "God is my oath."

  59. ALINA

    1. Contracted form of Scandinavian Adelina, meaning "noble."

    2. Feminine form of Romanian Alin, meaning "to soothe."

    3. Short form of German names ending with -alina.

    4. Short form of Czech/Slovak Magdaléna, meaning "of Magdala."

  60. ALINE

    1. Contracted form of French Adeline, meaning "little noble."

    2. Variant spelling of English Aileen, meaning "little Eve." 

  61. ALIS

    1. Short form of English Alisa, meaning "noble sort."

    2. Welsh form of French Alais, meaning "noble sort."

  62. ALISA (Hebrew: עֲלִיסָה, Russian: Али́са): 

    1. Alternate form of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

    2. Hebrew name meaning "joy." Also spelled Aleeza.

    3. Russian equivalent of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

    4. Variant form of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  63. ALISELatvian equivalent of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  64. ALISHA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  65. ALISHIA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  66. ALISIA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  67. ALISON

    1. Diminutive form of Welsh Alis, meaning "noble sort." 

    2. Norman French form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort." In use by the English and Scottish.

  68. ALISSA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  69. ALISYA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  70. ALITA: Perhaps a contracted form of Mexican (Spanish) Adelita, meaning "noble." 

  71. ALITZA (עַלִיצָה): Hebrew name meaning "joy."

  72. ALIVIA: Variant spelling of English Olivia, probably meaning "elf army."

  73. ALIWERA: Visigothic name composed of the Germanic elements ali "foreign, the other" and wera "true," hence "foreign truth."

  74. ALIX: Variant spelling of English unisex Alex, meaning "defender of mankind." 

  75. ALIYA (Arabic: عليّة, Hebrew: עלִיָּה): 

    1. Hebrew name meaning "to ascend, to go up." 

    2. Variant spelling of Arabic Aliyah, meaning "the high, exalted one."

  76. ALIYAH (Arabic: عليّة, Hebrew: עלִיָּה): 

    1. Feminine form of Arabic Ali, meaning "the high, exalted one."

    2. Variant spelling of Hebrew Aliya, meaning "to ascend, to go up."

  77. ALIYYA: Variant spelling of Arabic Aliyah, meaning "the high, exalted one."

  78. ALIYYAH: Variant spelling of Arabic Aliyah, meaning "the high, exalted one."

  79. ALIZ: Hungarian equivalent of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  80. ALIZA (עַלִּיזָה): Variant spelling of both Hebrew Aleeza and Alitza, meaning "joy." 

  81. ALIZAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Aliza, meaning "joy."

  82. ALIZE: Basque form of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  83. ALKE: Low German form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."

  84. ALKESTIS (Άλκηστις): Greek name meaning "might of the home." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who was rescued by Hercules when she descended into Hades in place of her husband.

  85. ALKIPPE (Αλκιππη): Greek name meaning "mighty mare." In mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Ares.

  86. ALKMENE (Ἀλκμήνη): Greek name meaning "might of the moon." In mythology, this is the name of the mortal mother of Hercules by Zeus.

  87. ALKYONE (Ἁλκυόνη): Greek name meaning "kingfisher." In mythology, this is the name of a star-nymph loved by Poseidon. She is the daughter of Atlas and Plêionê.

  88. ALLANA: Variant spelling of English Alana, possibly meaning "little rock." 

  89. ALLANNAH: Variant spelling of English Alannah, possibly meaning "little rock." 

  90. ALLEEN: Variant spelling of English Aline, meaning "little Eve." 

  91. ALLEGRA: Italian name meaning "cheerful and lively."

  92. ALLEGRIA: Variant spelling of Italian Allegra, meaning "cheerful and lively."

  93. ALLENE: Variant spelling of English Aline, meaning "little Eve." 

  94. ALLI: Short form of Finnish names meaning with Al-, such as Aliisa, meaning "favor; grace," and "God is my oath," and Aliina, meaning "noble." 

  95. ALLIE: Scottish pet form of Norman French Alison, meaning "noble sort."

  96. ALLINE: Variant spelling of English Aline, meaning "little Eve." 

  97. ALLISON: Medieval English spelling of Norman French Alison, meaning "noble sort."

  98. ALLISSA: Variant spelling of English Alissa, meaning "noble sort." 

  99. ALLY: Scottish pet form of Norman French Alison, meaning "noble sort."

  100. ALLYCIA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  101. ALLYSON: Modern variant spelling of Medieval English Allison, meaning "noble sort."

  102. ALMA (Hebrew: עַלְמָה, Russian: Альма):

    1. English name meaning "nourishing" in Latin and "soul" in Spanish.

    2. Hebrew name meaning "maiden."

    3. Russian name derived from the name of the River Alma.

  103. ALMAH

    1. Variant spelling of English Alma, meaning "nourishing" in Latin and "soul" in Spanish.

    2. Variant spelling of Hebrew Alma, meaning "maiden."

  104. ALMAS (ألماس): Arabic name meaning "diamond."

  105. ALMASD: Armenian name meaning "diamond."

  106. ALMIRA: Short form of Spanish Adelmira, meaning "nobly famous." In use by the English, as is its variant Elmira.

  107. ALMUDENA: Spanish name derived from Arabic al-madinah (المدينة), meaning "the city."

  108. ALODIA: Visigothic name composed of the elements ali "foreign; the other" and od "fortune, prosperity; wealth," hence "foreign wealth."

  109. ALOISIA: Feminine form of Latin Aloisius, meaning "famous warrior."

  110. ALOÏSIA:  Feminine form of German Aloïs, meaning "famous warrior."

  111. ALOJZIJA: Feminine form of Slovene Alojzij, meaning "famous warrior."

  112. ALOLI: Egyptian name meaning "grapes."

  113. ALONA (אַלּוּנָה): Feminine form of Hebrew Alon, meaning "oak tree."

  114. ALONDRA: Contracted form of Spanish Alejandra, meaning "defender of mankind." It may also be given as a bird name if derived from the Spanish word alondra, meaning "lark."

  115. ALPHA (Άλφα): English unisex name derived from the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

  116. ALPHONSINE: Feminine form of French Alphonse, meaning "noble and ready."

  117. ALSOOMSE: Native American Algonquin name meaning "independent." 

  118. ALTA: Spanish name derived from Latin alta, meaning "high."

  119. ALTAIR (الطير): Modern English unisex name derived from the name of the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, from an Arabic word meaning "the bird" or "the flyer." 

  120. ALTE (אַלְטָע): Yiddish name meaning "old" or "old woman." 

  121. ALTHAEA: Latin form of Greek Althaia, possibly meaning "healing." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Meleager.

  122. ALTHAIA (Αλθαία): Greek name possibly meaning "healing." In mythology, this is the name of the mother of Meleager.

  123. ALTHEA: Variant spelling of Latin Althaea, possibly meaning "healing."

  124. ALUDRA: From the name of a star in the constellation Canis Major, of Arabic origin, meaning "the maiden" or "the virgin."

  125. ALULA: Chamoru name meaning "hurry."

  126. ALVA: Compare with masculine Alva.

    1. Anglicized feminine form of Irish Gaelic unisex Ailbhe, possibly meaning "white."

    2. Swedish feminine form of Old Norse Alf, meaning "elf."

  127. ALVENA: Variant spelling of Middle English Alvina, meaning "elf friend."

  128. ALVERAD: Visigothic name composed of the Germanic elements alf "elf" and rad "council," hence "elf council."

  129. ALVERY: Norman French form of Visigothic Alverad, meaning "elf council."

  130. ALVILDA: Danish form of Old Norse Álfhildr, meaning "elf battle."

  131. ALVINA: Middle English feminine form of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

  132. ALWILDA: Anglicized form of Danish Alvilda, meaning "elf battle."

  133. ALYA (אַלְיָה): Aramaic and Hebrew name meaning "dirge, elegy" or "sheep's tail." In astronomy, this is the traditional name for Theta Serpentis, a star in the constellation Serpens. 

  134. ALYCE: Variant spelling of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  135. ALYCIA: English variant of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  136. ALYD: Contracted form of Dutch Adelheyd, meaning "noble sort."

  137. ALYONA (Алёна): Variant spelling of Russian Yelena, possibly meaning "torch." This is a popular Russian name often used in fairy tales.

  138. ALYS: Anglicized form of Welsh Alis, meaning "noble sort."

  139. ALYSA: Variant spelling of English Alyssa, meaning either "noble sort" or "alyssum flower."

  140. ALYSE: Variant spelling of English Alice, meaning "noble sort."

  141. ALYSHA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  142. ALYSIA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  143. ALYSON: Diminutive form of English Alys, meaning "noble sort." 

  144. ALYSSA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort." This name is also sometimes given as a plant name, "Alyssum flower," from Latin alyssum, from Greek alysson, composed of a- "not" and lysson "rabies," hence "not rabies," because the Alyssum plant was believed to cure rabies.

  145. ALYSSIA: English variant spelling of Spanish Alicia, meaning "noble sort."

  146. ALYTH: From the Scottish place name Alyth, from Gaelic aileadh, meaning "ascending, rising."

  147. ALYX: Variant spelling of English unisex Alex, meaning "defender of mankind."

  148. ALŽBETA: Slovak form of Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."

  149. ALŽBĚTA: Czech form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."

  150. AMA: African Akan name meaning "born on Saturday."

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