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  1. ANLAF: Scandinavian form of Old Norse Ánleifr, meaning "heir of the ancestors."

  2. ÁNLEIFR: Old Norse name composed of the elements *anu- "ancestor; forefather," and leifr "descendant, heir," hence "heir of the ancestors."

  3. ANNAS (Ἄννας): Contracted form of Greek Hananias, meaning "whom Jehovah has graciously given."

  4. ANNE: Frisian pet form of Germanic names beginning with arn-, meaning "eagle." Compare with feminine Anne.

  5. ANOUSHAVAN (Անուշավան): Armenian name meaning "sweet ruler?"

  6. ANPU: Egyptian myth name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."

  7. ANRAÍ: Irish Gaelic form of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."

  8. ANRAOI: Irish Gaelic form of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."

  9. ANSCOM: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "stone-enclosed valley." 

  10. ANSCOMB: Variant spelling of English Anscom, meaning "stone-enclosed valley."

  11. ANSEL: Contracted form of French Anselme, meaning "divine helmet."

  12. ANSELL: Variant spelling of French Ansel, meaning "divine helmet."

  13. ANSELM: German name composed of the elements ans "god, divinity" and helm "helmet; protection," hence "divine helmet."

  14. ANSELME: French form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."

  15. ANSELMI: Finnish form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."

  16. ANSELMO: Italian and Spanish form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."

  17. ANSGAR: Old High German name composed of the elements ans "god" and gar "spear," hence "god-spear." Equivalent to Old Norse Ásgeirr.

  18. ANSHEL (אַנְשֶׁעל): Yiddish pet form of Hebrew Asher, meaning "happy."

  19. ANSHELM: Lombardic form of German Anselm, meaning "divine helmet."

  20. ANSI: Teutonic name meaning "divinity, god."

  21. ANSOBERT: Old High German name composed of the elements ans "divine, god" and bert "bright," hence "god-bright."

  22. ANSON: English patronymic surname transferred to forename use, which may have been based on any of a number of Middle English names, i.e. "son of Ansel" or "son Agnes."

  23. ANSSI: Finnish form of Teutonic Ansi, meaning "divinity, god."

  24. ANTAIN: Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Antaine, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  25. ANTAINE: Irish Gaelic form of English Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  26. ANTAL: Hungarian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  27. ANTANAS: Lithuanian form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  28. ANTE: Croatian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  29. ANTERO: Finnish form of English Andrew, meaning "man; warrior."

  30. ANTHONY: English form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  31. ANTIGONOS (Αντίγονος): Greek name meaning "against the ancestor," derived from the elements anti "against; counter" and goneus "ancestor."

  32. ANTIGONUS: Latin form of Greek Antigonos, meaning "against the ancestor."

  33. ANTIMAN: Native American Mapuche name meaning "condor of the sun."

  34. ANTINANCO: Native American Mapuche name meaning "eagle of the sun."

  35. ANTIPAS (Ἀντίπας): Contracted form of Greek Antipatros, meaning "like the father." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a Christian of Pergamos who suffered martyrdom. 

  36. ANTIPATER: Latin form of Greek Antipatros, meaning "like the father." 

  37. ANTIPATROS: Greek name composed of anti "against, opposite to, before, instead of, in place of" and patros "father," yet this name is usually translated "like the father." 

  38. ANTOINE: French form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  39. ANTON (Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian: Антон): 

    1. Bulgarian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

    2. German form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

    3. Romanian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

    4. Russian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

    5. Ukrainian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  40. ANTÓN: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  41. ANTONELLO: Pet form of Italian and Spanish Antonio, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  42. ANTONI (Bulgarian: Антони): 

    1. Bulgarian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

    2. Catalan and Polish form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  43. ANTONIE: Czech and Dutch form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  44. ANTONIJE: Serbian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  45. ANTONÍN: Czech form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  46. ANTONIN: French form of Latin Antoninus, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  47. ANTONINO: Italian form of Latin Antoninus, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  48. ANTÓNIO: Portuguese form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  49. ANTONIO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  50. ANTONIOS (Αντώνιος): Greek name, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  51. ANTONINUS: Roman name derived from older Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  52. ANTONIS (Αντώνης): Contracted form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  53. ANTONIUS: Latin form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  54. ANTONIY (Антоний): Russian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  55. ANTONO: Esperanto form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  56. ANTONY: Variant spelling of English Anthony, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  57. ANTRANIG (Անդրանիկ): Armenian name meaning "first born."

  58. ANTRIM: Irish name derived from the name of a county in Northern Ireland, in Gaelic Aontraim, composed of the elements aon "excellent" or "one" and treabh "house," hence "one house" or "house of excellence."

  59. ANTTI: Finnish form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."

  60. ANTTON: Basque form of Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  61. ANTUN: Croatian form of Greek Antonios, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  62. ANTUAN: English variant spelling of French Antoine, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  63. ANTWAN: Modern English variant spelling of French Antoine, possibly meaning "invaluable." 

  64. ANU: Sumerian Babylonian myth name of a god of the heavens, meaning "heaven; sky." Also spelled An.

  65. ANUBIS (Ανυβις): Greek form of Egyptian Anupu, name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."

  66. ANUJ (अनुज): Hindi name meaning "born after; younger."

  67. ANUM: Egyptian name meaning "born fifth."

  68. ANUND: Old Danish and Swedish form of Old Norse Anundr, possibly meaning "triumph of the ancestor/forefather." 

  69. ANUNDR: Old Norse Viking name composed of the elements anu "ancestor; forefather," and undr "to prevail; triumph," hence "triumph of the ancestors." This was the name of a legendary king of the House of Yngling.

  70. ANUPAM (अनुपम): Hindi name meaning "incomparable."

  71. ANUPU: Variant spelling of Egyptian Inpu, the myth name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."

  72. ANUSHAVAN (Անուշավան): Variant spelling of Armenian Anoushavan, meaning "sweet ruler?"

  73. ANVINDR: Old Norse name composed of the elements an "against" and vindr "wind," hence "against the wind." 

  74. ANWAR (انوار): Arabic name meaning "radiant." 

  75. ANWER: Variant spelling of Arabic Anwar, meaning "radiant."

  76. ANXO: Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger."

  77. ANZHELO (Анжело): Bulgarian form of Greek Angelos, meaning "angel, messenger."

  78. AODH (pronounced ee): Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Old Gaelic Áed, meaning "fire." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a sun god. 

  79. AODHAGÁN: Irish double diminutive form of Irish/Scottish Gaelic Aodh, meaning "tiny little fire." 

  80. AODHÁN: Irish diminutive form of Gaelic Aodh, meaning "little fire."

  81. AODHFIN: Irish name meaning "white fire." 

  82. AODHFIONN: Variant of Irish Aodhfin, meaning "white fire."

  83. AOI (1-, 2-): Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "blue" or 2) "hollyhock."

  84. AONGHAS: Gaelic name composed of the elements aon "excellent" and gais "boldness, valor," hence "excellent valor." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a god of youth and love. Also spelled Aonghus. Translated by the Scottish into Aeneas

  85. AONGHUS: Variant spelling of Gaelic Aonghas, meaning "excellent valor." 

  86. AOUSTEN: Old form of French Augustin, meaning "venerable."

  87. APAL: Basque name meaning "humble."

  88. APEP: Egyptian name, possibly connected to the root pp, meaning "to slither." In mythology, Apep is the personification of evil, seen as a giant snake, serpent or dragon. Known as the Serpent of the Nile or Evil Lizard, he was an enemy of the sun god. 

  89. APHRA (רפַעָ): Hebrew unisex name derived from the word aphra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." In the bible, this is part of the name of a Philistine city, Bethel-aphrah.

  90. APHRODISIOS (Αφροδίσιος): Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Aphrodite, meaning "risen from the foam."

  91. APHRODISIUS: Latin form of Greek Aphrodisios, meaning "risen from the foam."

  92. APOLINAR: Spanish form of Roman Latin Apollinaris, meaning "of Apollo." 

  93. APOLINARY: Polish form of Roman Latin Apollinaris, meaning "of Apollo." 

  94. APOLLINAIRE: French form of Roman Latin Apollinaris, meaning "of Apollo." 

  95. APOLLINARIS: Ancient Roman Latin name meaning "of Apollo." 

  96. APOLLO: Latin form of Greek Apollon, probably meaning "destroyer." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a god of archery, healing, light, poetry, prophecy, music, and the sun. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt and moon. 

  97. APOLLODOROS (Ἀπολλόδωρος): Greek name composed of the name of the god Apollo and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Apollo." 

  98. APOLLON (Ἀπόλλων): Greek myth name of a god of archery, healing, light, poetry, prophecy, music, and the sun. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt and moon. According to Æschylus, the name comes from apollumi, meaning "to destroy," hence "the destroyer." 

  99. APOLLONII (Аполло́ний): Russian form of Greek Apollonios, meaning "of Apollo."

  100. APOLLONIOS (Ἀπόλλωνιος): Ancient Greek name meaning "of Apollo." 

  101. APOLLONIUS: Latin form of Greek Apollonios, meaning "of Apollo."

  102. APOLLOS (Ἀπολλώς): Contracted form of Greek Apollonios, meaning "of Apollo." In the bible, this is the name of a learned Jew from Alexandria who became a Christian and a teacher of Christianity.

  103. APOLLYŌN (Ἀπολλύων): Greek name meaning "destroyer." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and author of havoc on earth. He is also known by the name Abaddōn.

  104. APOLLYON: Anglicized form of Greek Apollyōn, meaning "destroyer." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and author of havoc on earth. He is also known by the name Abaddon.

  105. APONIVI: Native American Hopi name meaning "where the wind blows down the gap."

  106. APOPHIS (Άποφις): Greek form of Egyptian Apep, possibly meaning "to slither." In mythology, Apep is the personification of evil, seen as a giant snake, serpent or dragon. Known as the Serpent of the Nile or Evil Lizard, he was an enemy of the sun god. 

  107. APOSTOL (Russian: Апостол): Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Greek Apostolos, meaning "apostle; messenger."

  108. APOSTOLIS (Αποστόλης): Variant spelling of Greek Apostolos, meaning "apostle; messenger."

  109. APOSTOLOS (Απόστολος): Greek name meaning "apostle; messenger." 

  110. APPIUS: Latin Praenomen of several Romans, including Appius Claudius Sabinus Inregillensis, the founder of the clan of Claudia. He was born Attius Clausus, and became consul of Rome in 495 BCE. According to Livy, in his History of Rome, Appius was "harsh by nature," having an "innate love of tyranny." The clan name Appius/Attius may be related to the name of the eunuch god Attis, meaning "Papa." 

  111. APSEL: German form of Hebrew Abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 

  112. APUTSIAQ: Greenlandic name meaning "little snowflake."

  113. AQIL (عقيل): Arabic name meaning "wise."

  114. AQUILA: Roman Latin name meaning "eagle." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a Jew of Pontus and ally of Paul

  115. AQUILINE: Roman Latin name meaning "like an eagle." In Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, this is the name of Raymond's steed, bred on the banks of the Tagus.

  116. ARAKEL: Armenian name meaning "to send."

  117. ARAM (Greek: Ἀράμ, Hebrew: אַרָם): 

    1. Armenian name meaning "excellent."

    2. Greek form of Hebrew Ram, meaning "high." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Jesus.

    3. Hebrew name meaning "exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a grandson of Noah. It is also an ancient name for Syria.

    4. Kurdish name meaning "calm."

  118. ARAMAZD (Armenian: Ահուրա, Russian: Арамазд): Armenian and Russian form of Persian Ahura Mazda, meaning "good and wise god."

  119. ARANCK: Native American Algonquin name meaning "stars."

  120. ARAPMOI: African Nandi name meaning "son of war."

  121. ARAS: Lithuanian unisex name meaning "intelligence of an eagle."

  122. ARATA (): Japanese name meaning "fresh."

  123. ARAVINDA (अरविन्द): Hindi name meaning "lotus."

  124. ARAWN: Welsh myth name of the Lord of Annwn ("un-world; under-world"), possibly meaning "unrestrained wildness."

  125. ARBEN: Variant form of Albanian Arber, a derivative of the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe

  126. ARBER: Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. Arber was the original name of the country Albania.

  127. ARCADIUS: Latin form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."

  128. ARCANGELO: Italian name meaning "archangel."

  129. ARCHELAOS (Άρχέλαος): Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and laos "people," hence "master of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Herod the Great.

  130. ARCHELAUS: Latin form of Greek Archelaos, meaning "master of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Herod the Great.

  131. ARCHER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, of Old French archier, from Latin arcuarius "bow," hence "bowman" or "maker of bows."

  132. ARCHIBALD

    1. Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Gilleasbaig, meaning "bishop's servant."

    2. English form of Old French Archimbaud, meaning "genuine courage."

  133. ARCHIE

    1. Pet form of English Archibald, meaning "genuine courage."

    2. Pet form of Scottish-English Archibald, meaning "bishop's servant."

  134. ARCHIMBALD: Variant form of German Ercanbald, meaning "genuine courage."

  135. ARCHIMBAUD: French form of German Archimbald, meaning "genuine courage."

  136. ARCHIMEDES (Ἀρχιμήδης): Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and medomai "to think or be mindful of," hence "master thinker."

  137. ARCHIPPOS (Άρχιππος): Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and hippos "horse," hence "master of horses."

  138. ARCHIPPUS: Latin form of Greek Archippos, meaning "master of horses."

  139. ARDAL: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Árdghal, meaning "high valor."

  140. ARDESHIR (اردشیر): Middle Persian form of Old Persian Artachshatra, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."

  141. ARDEN: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Celtic ard, meaning "high," hence "from the high place." 

  142. ÁRDGHAL: Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements ard "high" and gal "valor," hence "high valor."

  143. ARDIY (אַרְדִּי): Hebrew name meaning "I shall subdue." In the bible, this is the name of a son or grandson of Benjamin

  144. ARDIAN (Ардијан): Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Ardiaei.

  145. ARDIT (Ардит): Albanian name meaning "golden day."

  146. ARDOL: Welsh name composed of the elements ar "upon" and dol "vale," hence "upon the vale."

  147. ARDON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ardown, meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.

  148. ARDOWN (אַרְדּוֹן): Hebrew name meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.

  149. ARDUINO: Italian form of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend." 

  150. ARELI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ar'eliy, meaning "lion of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Gad.

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