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  1. ÆLFWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements ælf "elf," and wine "friend," hence "elf friend."

  2. ÆLIA: From Roman Ælianus, meaning "solar, sun." This name is part of a puzzling alchemical inscription (Ælia Lælia Crispus) supposedly found in Bologna, which some have theorized is a representation of two beings, Ælia and Lælia, who are united in a single subject, Crispus "curly," with Ælia being "solar" from helios and Lælia being "lunar," while Crispus, a combination of both, is the basic substance (obvoluta intricata) from which all life was made, thus "curly," in reference to the hair of gossamer dryads which were said to be neither man nor woman but hermaphroditic. 

  3. ÆLIANUS: Roman family name, derived from Greek helios, meaning "sun."

  4. ÆLLA: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Ælle, meaning "all, universal."

  5. ÆLLE: Anglo-Saxon name, meaning "all, universal." This name was borne by several kings, including the first king of Deira who, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, was a descendant of Woden.

  6. ÆLRED: Contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelred, meaning "noble counsel."

  7. ÆLRIC: Contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelric, meaning "noble rule."

  8. ÆMILIANUS: A derivative of Roman Latin Æmilius, meaning "rival."

  9. ÆMILIUS: Ancient Roman Latin name, meaning "rival."

  10. AENEAS: Latin form of Greek Aineías, meaning "praiseworthy." In mythology, this is the name of a Trojan warrior who founded the Roman state. 

  11. AENGUS: Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Aonghas, meaning "excellent valor."

  12. AEOLOS: Variant spelling of Greek Aiolos, meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving."

  13. ÆOLUS: Latin form of Greek Aiolos, meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving." In mythology, this is the name of a god of winds. 

  14. AERON: Welsh unisex form of Celtic Agrona, the name a goddess of war and death who was portrayed as a masculine figure in Welsh mythology, meaning "carnage, slaughter." 

  15. ÆSC: Anglo-Saxon name meaning "ash tree." 

  16. ÆSCHYLUS: Latin form of Greek Aischylos, meaning "shame."

  17. ÆSON: Latin form of Greek Aison, possibly meaning "to be" or "that which is made." In mythology, this is the name of Jason's father.

  18. ÆSOP: Latin form of Greek Aisopos, the name of the author of Æsop's Fables, said to be a Greek hump-backed slave of African descent; therefore, the name has taken on the meaning "hump-backed," but in Greek it means "Ethiop." 

  19. ÆÞELBALD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelbald, meaning "noble and bold."

  20. ÆTHELBALD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelbald, meaning "noble and bold."

  21. ÆÞELBERT: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelbert, meaning "bright nobility."

  22. ÆTHELBERT: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelbert, meaning "bright nobility."

  23. ÆTHELBERHT: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æthelbert, meaning "bright nobility."

  24. ÆÞELFRID: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelfrid, meaning "noble peace."

  25. ÆTHELFRID: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelfrid, meaning "noble peace."

  26. ÆÞELHARD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelheard, meaning "noble strength."

  27. ÆTHELHARD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æthelheard, meaning "noble strength." 

  28. ÆÞELHEARD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelheard, meaning "noble strength."

  29. ÆTHELHEARD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelheard, meaning "noble strength."

  30. ÆÞELMÆR: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelmær, meaning "nobly famous."

  31. ÆTHELMAER: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelmær, meaning "nobly famous."

  32. ÆÞELRED: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelræd, meaning "noble counsel."

  33. ÆTHELRED: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelræd, meaning "noble counsel."

  34. ÆTHELRIC: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelric, meaning "noble ruler."

  35. ÆÞELSTAN: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelstan, meaning "noble stone."

  36. ÆTHELSTAN: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelstan, meaning "noble stone."

  37. ÆTHELWEARD: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelweard, meaning "noble guard."

  38. ÆTHELWINE: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelwine, meaning "noble friend."

  39. ÆÞELWULF: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelwulf, meaning "noble wolf."

  40. ÆTHELWULF: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelwulf, meaning "noble wolf."

  41. ÆTHELWULFING: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Æðelwulfing, meaning "son of Æthulwulf."

  42. ÆTHER: Latin form of Greek Aither, meaning "bright, upper air." In mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of Erebus and Nyx. He is the god of the pure, upper air that only the gods breathe, as opposed to the gloomy, lower "aer" breathed by mortals.

  43. ÆTIUS: Roman name derived from the Greek word ætos, meaning "eagle."

  44. ÆTHON (Αἴθων): Greek myth name of one of the horses of the sun god Helios, meaning "burning, fiery."

  45. AETON: Greek myth name of one Pluto's night-black steeds, usually rendered "swift as an eagle."

  46. AFANAS (Афанас): Short form of Russian Afanasii, meaning "immortal."

  47. AFANASEI: Variant spelling of Russian Afanasiy, meaning "immortal."

  48. AFANASII: Variant spelling of Russian Afanasiy, meaning "immortal."

  49. AFANASIY (Афана́сий): Russian form of Latin Athanasius, meaning "immortal." 

  50. AFANASY: Variant spelling of Russian Afanasiy, meaning "immortal."

  51. AFEEF (عفيف): Variant spelling of Arabic Afif, meaning "chaste."

  52. AFFONSO: Italian form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."

  53. AFFRA: Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Afra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." 

  54. AFFTON: Variant spelling of English unisex Afton, derived from the name of the River Afton in Ayrshire, Scotland, made famous in Burns' poem "Sweet Afton." 

  55. AFIF (عفيف): Arabic name meaning "chaste." 

  56. AFOLABI: African Yoruba name meaning "born into wealth."

  57. AFON (Russian: Афон): 

    1. Modern Welsh unisex name meaning "river."

    2. Russian form of Greek Athos, meaning "immortal." This name was given to a mountain and monastery in Abkhazia, called New Athos.

  58. AFONASEI (Афана́сий): Variant spelling of Russian Afanasiy, meaning "immortal."

  59. AFONASII (Афана́сий): Variant spelling of Russian Afanasiy, meaning "immortal."

  60. AFONIKA (Афоника): Pet form of Russian Afon, meaning "immortal."

  61. AFON'KA (Афонька): Pet form of Russian Afon, meaning "immortal."

  62. AFONKA (Афонка): Pet form of Russian Afon, meaning "immortal."

  63. AFONOS (Афонос): Pet form of Russian Afon, meaning "immortal."

  64. AFONSO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready."

  65. AFRA (רפַעָ): Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Aphra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." 

  66. AFTON: Old English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the name of the River Afton in Ayrshire, Scotland, made famous in Burns' poem "Sweet Afton." 

  67. AFZAL (افضل): Arabic name meaning "superior."

  68. AGAMEMNON (Ἀγαμέμνων): Greek name meaning "very resolute." In mythology, this is the name of the king of Mycenaie and leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War. He was the son of King Atreus and brother of Menelaus.

  69. AGAPETO: Variant spelling of Italian/Spanish form of Agapito, meaning "beloved."

  70. AGAPETOS (Ἀγαπητός): Greek name meaning "beloved."

  71. AGAPETUS: Latin form of Greek Agapetos, meaning "beloved."

  72. AGAPIOS (Ἀγάπιος): Masculine form of Greek Agape, meaning "divine love."

  73. AGAPITO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Agapitus, meaning "beloved."

  74. AGAPITUS: Latin form of Greek Agapetos, meaning "beloved." 

  75. AGAPIUS: Latin form of Greek Agapios, meaning "divine love."

  76. AGAT'ANGEGHOS (Ագաթանգեղոս): Armenian form of Greek Agathangelos, meaning "good angel."

  77. AGATHANGELOS (Αγαθάγγελος): Ancient Greek name composed of the elements agathos "good" and angelos "angel," meaning "good angel."

  78. AGATHANGELUS: Latin form of Greek Agathangelos, meaning "good angel."

  79. AGATHIAS (Αγαθίας): Greek name derived from the word agathos, meaning "good."

  80. AGATHON (Αγαθων): Masculine form of Greek Agathe, meaning "good."

  81. ÅGE: Danish and Norwegian form of Old Norse Áki, meaning "father."

  82. ÄGID: Abbreviated form of German Ägidius, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."

  83. ÄGIDIUS: German form of Late Latin Ægidius, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."

  84. AGIM: Albanian name meaning "dawn."

  85. AGLÆCA: An Old English dictionary defines áglǽca as follows: "wretch, miscreant, monster, demon, fierce enemy, fierce combatant, miserable being." In the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother and Beowulf are all three referred to by this name for each is a "fierce combatant." 

  86. AGNE: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Agni, meaning "edge (of a sword)."

  87. AGNI: Old Norse name derived from the word egg, meaning "edge (of a sword)."

  88. AGNIMUKHA: Hindi name meaning "face of fire." In one of the ancient Panchatantra children's tales, this is the name of a flea.

  89. AGON: Albanian name meaning "dawn."

  90. AGOSTINHO: Portuguese form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  91. AGOSTINO: Italian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  92. ÁGOSTON: Hungarian form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  93. AGRIPIN (Агрипин): Russian form of Greek Agrippas, meaning "wild horse." 

  94. AGRIPPA (Агриппа): Latin form of Greek Agrippas, meaning "wild horse." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the Herod Agrippa who ordered the execution of the apostle James, and the imprisonment of Peter. Compare with feminine Agrippa.

  95. AGRIPPAS (Αγρίππας): Greek name meaning "wild horse." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the Herod Agrippa who ordered the execution of the apostle James, and the imprisonment of Peter.

  96. AGRO: From a Celtic word meaning "battle; slaughter."

  97. AGRON: Albanian name of the second king of Illyria, the husband of Teuta, possibly meaning "dawn." 

  98. AGRON (אַגְרוֹן): Hebrew name meaning "correspondence" or "vocabulary."

  99. AGUSTÍN: Spanish form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  100. AHAB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ach'ab, meaning "brother of father; uncle." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Israel, the husband of Jezebel.

  101. AHANU: Native American Algonquin name meaning "he laughs."

  102. AHARON (אַהֲרׄן): Variant spelling of Hebrew Aharown, meaning "light-bringer." In the bible, this is the name of the older brother of Moses.

  103. AHAROWN (אַהֲרׄן): Hebrew name meaning "light-bringer." In the bible, this is the name of the older brother of Moses.

  104. AHASUERUS (אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹש): Latin form of Greek Xerxes, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Persia. His Hebrew name is Achashverosh

  105. AHAZ (אָחָז): Variant spelling of Hebrew Achaz, meaning "possessing, possessor." 

  106. AHAZIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Achazyah, meaning "God holds" or "whom God holds." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Ahab and a son of Jehoram.

  107. AHEARN: Variant spelling of English Ahern, meaning "lord of horses." 

  108. AHERIN: Variant spelling of English Ahern, meaning "lord of horses." 

  109. AHERN: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna "descendant of Eachthighearna," hence "lord of horses."

  110. AHERNE: Variant spelling of English Ahern, meaning "lord of horses." 

  111. AHIAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Achiyam, meaning "mother's brother," i.e. "uncle." In the bible, this is the name of one of King David's warriors.

  112. AHIAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Achyan, meaning "brotherly" or "fraternal." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Manasseh.

  113. AHIGA: Native American Navajo name meaning "he fights."

  114. AHIRAM: Anglicized form of Hebrew Achiyram, meaning "brother of height." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Benjamin.

  115. AHLF: Pet form of German Adolf, meaning "noble wolf."

  116. AHMAD: Variant spelling of Arabic Ahmed, meaning "praiseworthy."

  117. AHMED (أحمد): Arabic name meaning "praiseworthy." 

  118. AHMET: Turkish form of Arabic Ahmed, meaning "praiseworthy."

  119. AHMOSE: Egyptian name meaning "child of the moon" or "the moon is born." This is the name of a pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

  120. AHOTE: Native American Hopi name meaning "restless one."

  121. AHRIMAN: Middle Persian form of Old Persian Angra Mainyu, meaning "devil; evil spirit." In mythology, this is the name of the god of darkness, death and destruction, and the number one enemy of Ahura Mazda.

  122. AHSAN (আহসান): Hindi form of Persian unisex Ehsan, meaning "compassion."

  123. AHTAHKAKOOP: Native American Cree name meaning "star blanket."

  124. AHTI: Another name for Finnish Lemminkäinen, the myth name of a god of magic, a sorcerer said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." 

  125. AHTO: Finnish myth name of a god of sea and fishing, known as the "wave-host." He was described as having a beard of moss. He dwelled in an underwater palace called Ahtola with his cold-hearted wife Vellamo.

  126. AHUILIZTLI: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "joy."

  127. AHURA MAZDA (اهورا مزدا): Persian myth name of the uncreated creator of everything in the universe, whose archenemy is Ahriman. In Avestan, Ahura is the term for a good divinity. Mazda stands for wisdom. Hence, the name means "divinity of wisdom."

  128. AHURAMAZDA: Variant spelling of Persian Ahura Mazda, "divinity of wisdom."

  129. AIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Ayah, meaning "falcon" or "vulture." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Rizpah, and a Horite, the son of Zibeon.

  130. AIAS (Αἴαξ): Greek name meaning "mourner." In mythology, this is the name of a hero of the Trojan war, second only to Achilles in strength and bravery. His Roman name is Ajax

  131. AICKEN: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Aiken, meaning "made of oak."

  132. AIDAN: Anglicized form of Gaelic Áedán, meaning "little fire."

  133. AIDEN: Variant spelling of English Aidan, meaning "little fire."

  134. AIGIDIOS (Αιγιδιος): Greek name derived from aigidion, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin." Also spelled Aegidios.

  135. AIGIDIUS: Latin form of Greek Aigidios, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."

  136. AIGUO: Chinese name meaning "love country; patriotic."

  137. AIKEN: From the Anglo-Saxon surname, meaning "made of oak."

  138. AIKIN: Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Aiken, meaning "made of oak."

  139. AILBEART: Scottish Gaelic form of English Albert, meaning "bright nobility."

  140. AILBERT: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Ailbeart, meaning "bright nobility."

  141. AILBHE: Irish Gaelic unisex name, possibly derived from the word albho, meaning "white." In Irish legend, this is the name of a female warrior of the Fianna.

  142. AILELL: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailill, meaning "elf."

  143. AILFRID: Irish Gaelic form of English Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."

  144. AILFRIED: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailfrid, meaning "elf counsel."

  145. AILFRYD: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Ailfrid, meaning "elf counsel."

  146. AILILL: Irish Gaelic name meaning "elf." In mythology, this is the name of the husband of queen Méabh.

  147. AILÍN: Irish Gaelic name, probably derived from the word ailín, a diminutive of ail "rock," hence "little rock." 

  148. AILLARD: Middle English and Old French form of Old High German Adalhard, meaning "noble strength."

  149. AILPEIN: Old Gaelic name, possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "white."

  150. AILWARD: Variant spelling of Middle English Aylward, meaning either "noble guard" or "elf guard."

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