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  1. ARLIE: Pet form of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
  2. ARLINE: English short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
  3. ARYANA: Modern variant spelling of English Ariana, meaning "utterly pure."
  4. ASCELINA: Elaborated form of English Aceline, meaning "little noble one." 
  5. ASCELINE: Elaborated form of English Aceline, meaning "little noble one." 
  6. ASENATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Acĕnath, meaning "belonging to the goddess Neith." In the bible, this is the name of Joseph's Egyptian wife.
  7. ASH: Short form of English unisex Ashley, meaning "ash-tree grove." 
  8. ASHLEE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Ashley, meaning "ash-tree grove."

  9. ASHLEIGH: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Ashley, meaning "ash-tree grove."

  10. ASHLEY: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements �sc "ash" and lēah "wood," hence "ash-tree grove."

  11. ASHLIE: Feminine variant of English unisex Ashley, meaning "ash-tree grove."

  12. ASHLING: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Aisling, meaning "dream; vision."

  13. ASHLYN: English compound name composed of Ash "ash tree" and Lyn, "lake," hence "ash tree lake."

  14. ASHLYNN: Variant spelling of English Ashlyn, meaning "ash tree lake." 

  15. ASHTAROTH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ashtarowth, meaning "star." In the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the Canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in Bashan east of the Jordan given to Manasseh.

  16. ASHTON: English unisex name derived from a place name, meaning "ash tree settlement."

  17. ASIA: English unisex name derived from the name of the continent, possibly derived from Assyrian asu, meaning "east." Compare with another form of Asia.

  18. ASPEN: English name derived from the tree name, meaning "aspen tree, white poplar." 

  19. ASTAROTH: Variant spelling of English Ashtaroth, meaning "star." In the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the Canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in Bashan east of the Jordan given to Manasseh.

  20. ASTON: English unisex name derived from a place name meaning "east settlement."

  21. ASTRA: English name derived from Greek aster, meaning "star."

  22. AUBREE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Aubrey, meaning "elf ruler."

  23. AUBREY: English unisex form of Norman French Alberi, meaning "elf ruler."

  24. AUBRIE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Aubrey, meaning "elf ruler."

  25. AUDRA: Variant spelling of English Audrey, meaning "noble strength." Compare with another form of Audra.

  26. AUDREA: Variant spelling of English Audrey, meaning "noble strength."

  27. AUDREY: Modern English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelthryth, meaning "noble strength."

  28. AUGUSTA: Feminine form of English August, meaning "August (the month)." Compare with another form of Augusta.

  29. AUNDRIA: Variant spelling of English Andrea, meaning "man; warrior."

  30. AURA: English name derived from the vocabulary word aura, meaning "subtle emanation around living beings," from Latin aura, meaning "air, breeze, wind," from Greek aura, meaning "breath, breeze." 

  31. AUREOLE: English name derived from the word aureole, a diminutive form of Latin aura ("air, breeze, wind"), hence "little breeze" or "little wind."

  32. AURORA: Latin name meaning "dawn." In Roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of morning. Equated with Greek Eos

  33. AUSTYN: Unisex form of English Austin, meaning "venerable."
  34. AUTUMN: English unisex name derived from the season name, from Latin autumnus, thought to be of Etruscan origin. Harvest was the original English name for the season; Autumn replaced it in the 16th century.
  35. AVA: Variant spelling of English Eve, meaning "alive; living."
  36. AVALINA: Variant spelling of English Avaline, meaning "little Eve." 
  37. AVALINE: English variant spelling of French Aveline, meaning "little Eve." 
  38. AVALON: Arthurian legend name of an island somewhere in the British Isles, where the body of King Arthur is said to be buried, having been brought there by his half-sister Morgan le Fay, and where he is supposed to one day return. The name means "island of apples," from Celtic abal (cf. Welsh afal, Breton and Cornish aval "apple").
  39. AVALONA: Modern English elaborated form of Celtic Avalon, meaning "island of apples."
  40. AVELINA: Latin form of Norman French Aveline, meaning "little Eve." 
  41. AVELINE: Old Norman French equivalent of English Avila, meaning "little Eve." 
  42. AVERY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Middle English personal name Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."
  43. AVICE: Variant spelling of English Avis, meaning "bird."
  44. AVILA: Medieval diminutive form of English Ava, meaning "little Eve." 
  45. AVILON: English variant spelling of Celtic Avalon, meaning "island of apples."
  46. AVIS: English adopted use of German Avis ("refuge in war"). But its popularity in the Middle Ages was due to its association with the Latin noun avis, meaning "bird." 
  47. AVITAL: Variant spelling of English Abital, meaning "my father is dew." In the bible, this is the name of one of David's wives. 
  48. AYEESHA: English variant spelling of Arabic Aisha, meaning "alive." 
  49. AYN: According to Ayn Rand, this name is an adaptation of the Finnish name Aino, meaning "the only one."
  50. AZALEA: English name derived from the name of the flower, from the Greek word azaleos, meaning "dry."
  51. AZUBAH (עֲזוּבָה): Anglicized form of Hebrew Azuwbah, meaning "forsaken." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including Caleb's wife and the mother of Jehoshaphat
  52. AZURA: Variant spelling of English Azure, meaning "sky blue."
  53. AZURE: English color name meaning "sky blue."
  54. BAB: English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
  55. BABE: English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange." Compare with masculine Babe.
  56. BABETTE: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  57. BABS: English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
  58. BAILEE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
  59. BAILEY: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
  60. BAILIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
  61. BAILY: Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
  62. BAMBI: English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
  63. BAMBIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
  64. BARB: English short form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
  65. BARBARA (Βαρβάρα): Greek name derived from the feminine form of the word barbaros, once used to refer to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners which sounded like "bar-bar" to the Greeks, hence "foreign; strange." 
  66. BARBARY: Medieval English form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
  67. BARBIE: English pet form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
  68. BARBRA: English contracted form of Greek Barbara, meaning "foreign; strange."
  69. BASEMATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
  70. BASHEMATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." 
  71. BASMATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Esau, and a daughter of Solomon.
  72. BAYLEE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff."
  73. BEA: Short form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
  74. BEATIE: Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)." 
  75. BEATRICE: Italian form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
  76. BEATRIX: English form of Latin Viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
  77. BECCA: Short form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
  78. BECCI: Pet form of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
  79. BECKA: Short form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
  80. BECKAH: Short form of English Rebeckah, meaning "ensnarer."
  81. BECKY: Pet form of English Rebecka, meaning "ensnarer."
  82. BEE: Pet form of English Beatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
  83. BEKKI: Variant spelling of English Becky, meaning "ensnarer."
  84. BELINDA: Possibly a contracted form of Old High German Betlinde, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
  85. BELITA: English name composed of Latin bella "beautiful" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little beauty." 
  86. BELL: Variant spelling of English Belle, meaning "beautiful." 
  87. BELLE: English name derived from the French vocabulary word for "beautiful." It is often used in compound names, sometimes in the abbreviated form -bel.
  88. BELLINDA: English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
  89. BELPHOEBE: English literary name from Spencer's Faerie Queene, compounded of the Latin bella "beautiful" and Phoebe ("shining one"), hence "beautiful shining one."
  90. BELYNDA: English variant spelling of German Belinda, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
  91. BENEDICTA: Feminine form of Latin Benedictus, meaning "blessed." 
  92. BENJAMINA: Feminine form of English Benjamin, meaning "blessed."
  93. BERENICE: Latin form of Macedonian Greek Berenike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa.
  94. BERLIN: From the German city name of uncertain etymology, possibly related to the Old Polabian stem berl-, meaning "swamp."
  95. BERNADETTE: Contracted form of French Bernardette, meaning "bold as a bear."
  96. BERNADINE: Contracted form of French Bernardine, meaning "bold as a bear."
  97. BERNICE: Latin form of Greek Bernike, meaning "bringer of victory." In the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa. This is the form used in the Authorized Version. 
  98. BERNIECE: English variant spelling of Latin Bernice, meaning "bringer of victory."
  99. BERRY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "berry." Compare with masculine Berry.
  100. BERTA: Czech and Polish form of German Bertha, meaning "bright."
  101. BERTHA: Old German name derived from the word berht, meaning "bright." 
  102. BERTIE: English pet form of German Bertha, meaning "bright." Compare with masculine Bertie.
  103. BERTRED: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Beorhtraed, meaning "bright counsel." 
  104. BERYL: English gem name meaning "beryl," from Greek beryllos, a word applied to all green gemstones. 
  105. BESS: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  106. BESSIE: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  107. BESSY: Variant spelling of English Bessie, a pet form of Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  108. BET: Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  109. BETA: English name derived from the second letter of the Greek alphabet, beta, related to Hebrew bet, meaning "house." 
  110. BETH: Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  111. BETHANIE: English form of Greek Bethania, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
  112. BETHANY: Anglicized form of Greek Bethania, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery." In the bible, this is the name of a place near Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during the Holy Week.
  113. BETHEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Beth-El, meaning "house of God." In the bible, this is the name of an ancient city of the Canaanites, later of the Benjamites. 
  114. BETHNEY: Variant spelling of English Bethany, meaning "house of dates" or "house of misery."
  115. BETONY: Name of a plant of the mint family once popular in herbal medicine, occasionally used as a forename. It is also called woundwort and lousewort. It is said to possibly derive from Celtic bew "head" and ton "good," because it is good for complaints of the head. Pliny said that the original name of this plant was Vettonica, from the Vettones, an ancient Iberian tribe. 
  116. BETSY: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  117. BETTE: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  118. BETTIE: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  119. BETTINA: Elaborated form of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Bettina.
  120. BETTY: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  121. BETTYE: Variant spelling of English Betty, meaning "God is my oath."
  122. BEULAH (בְּעוּלָה): A derivative of Hebrew Ba'al ("to marry; to be lord, master, possessor"), meaning "she who is married." In the bible, this is an allegorical name for the land of Israel. 
  123. BEVERLY: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a place in Humberside composed of the Old English elements beofor "beaver" and lēac "stream," hence "beaver stream." The masculine form of the name is spelled with an extra "e"--Beverley.
  124. BEVIN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Béibhinn, meaning "fair lady." 
  125. BIBI: From a French word used as a term of endearment, meaning "bauble, toy."
  126. BIDDY: Pet form of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one." It was rarely used after it acquired the negative connotation "old biddy." Compare with another form of Biddy.
  127. BIJOU: English name derived from the French word bijou, meaning "jewel."
  128. BILLIE: Feminine form of English Billy, meaning "will-helmet."
  129. BINDY: English pet form of German Belinda, possibly meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
  130. BITHIA: Variant spelling of English Bithiah, meaning "daughter of God."
  131. BITHIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Bithyah, meaning "daughter of God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Pharoah.
  132. BLAIR: Scottish unisex name derived from any of a number of places in Scotland called Blair, derived from the Gaelic word blàr, meaning "field, plain," most often referring to a "battlefield." 
  133. BLANCH: English variant spelling of French Blanche, meaning "white."
  134. BLANDA: English name derived from Latin blanda, meaning "cherishing." 
  135. BLANID: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bláthnat, meaning "little flower."
  136. BLESSING: Old English name meaning "consecration."
  137. BLISS: Old English unisex name derived from the word bliss, meaning "joy; happiness." 
  138. BLONDIE: English byname transferred to forename use, meaning "blonde."
  139. BLOSSOM: 19th century pet name derived from Old English blōstm, meaning "flowers on a fruit-tree (or ornamental tree)."
  140. BLUEBELL: American flower name popular in the 19th century, but rarely used today.
  141. BLYTHE: Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the word blīðe, meaning "cheerful, happy."
  142. BOBBI: Unisex pet form of English Robert and Roberta, meaning "bright fame." 
  143. BOBBIE: Pet form of English Roberta, meaning "bright fame."
  144. BONDUCA: English variant form of Celtic Boudica, meaning "victory."
  145. BONITA: Spanish name meaning "pretty."
  146. BONNIE: English name derived from the Scottish word bonnie "pretty." 
  147. BONNY: Variant spelling of English Bonnie, meaning both "good" and "pretty." 
  148. BRADY: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh, meaning "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
  149. BRAIDY: Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, meaning "broad-chested." 
  150. BRANDE: Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."

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