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  1. ALLYSDAIR: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Alasdair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  2. ALLYSDARE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Alasdair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  3. ALLYSTAIR: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  4. ALLYSTER: Anglicized form of Gaelic Alaster, meaning "defender of mankind."

  5. ALON (אַלוֹן): Variant spelling of English Allon, meaning "oak tree."

  6. ALONZO: English variant spelling of Spanish Alonso, meaning "noble and ready."

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

  8. ALPHONZO: English variant spelling of Spanish Alphonso, meaning "noble and ready."

  9. ALPIN: Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ailpein, possibly meaning "white." 

  10. ALPINE: English name, probably derived from the vocabulary word alpine, meaning "of the Swiss Alps."

  11. ALTAIR (Arabic: 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." 

  12. ALTON: Old English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of many places most of which meant either "old town" or "settlement at the (river) source."

  13. ALURED: Variant spelling of Middle English Alvred, meaning "elf counsel."

  14. ALVAR: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfhere, meaning "elf army."

  15. ALVEN: English variant spelling of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

  16. ALVIE: English pet form of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

  17. ALVIN: Norman French name derived from Latin Alvinius, meaning "elf friend." In use by the English.

  18. ALVRED: Middle English form of Latin Alvredus, meaning "elf counsel."

  19. ALVY: English pet form of Norman French Alvin, meaning "elf friend."

  20. ALVYN: English variant spelling of Norman French Alwin, meaning "elf friend."

  21. ALWIN: Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend." Compare with other forms of Alwin.

  22. ALWYN: Variant spelling of Middle English Alwin, meaning "elf friend."

  23. ALYSDAIR: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Alasdair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  24. ALYSDARE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Alasdair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  25. ALYSTER: Anglicized form of Gaelic Alaster, meaning "defender of mankind."

  26. ALYSTAIR: Anglicized form of Gaelic Alaster, meaning "defender of mankind."

  27. AMARIA: Variant spelling of English Amariah, meaning "whom God spoke of."

  28. AMARIAH (אֲמַרְיָה): Anglicized form of Hebrew Amaryah, meaning "whom God spoke of." In the bible, this is the name of a priest who lived in the time of King Jehoshaphat.

  29. AMASAI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Amasay, meaning "burdensome." In the bible, this is the name of a warrior and chief of the captains, a Kohathite ancestor of Samuel, a priest, and another Kohathite Levite who lived in the time of the reign of king Hezekiah of Judah. 

  30. AMBIE: Pet form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."

  31. AMBROSE: English form of Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."

  32. AMBY: Pet form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."

  33. AMERY: Variant spelling of English Amory, meaning "home-ruler." 

  34. AMI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Amiy, meaning "bond-servant." In the bible, this is the name of a servant of King Solomon.

  35. AMITAI: Variant spelling of English Amittai, meaning "my truth."

  36. AMITTAI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Amittay, meaning "my truth." In the bible, this is the name of Jonah's father.

  37. AMLODI: Anglicized form of Icelandic Amloði, possibly meaning "heavy" or "the dullard."

  38. AMMIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ammiy'el, meaning "one of the family of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a spy from the tribe of Dan who died in the plague. 

  39. AMMINADAB

    1. Anglicized form of Greek Aminadab, meaning "servant of the prince." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ

    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Ammiynadab, meaning "kindred of the prince." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Aram and a son of Kohath.

  40. AMMIHUD: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ammiyhuwd, meaning "one of the people of Judah." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of Shemuel.

  41. AMMON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ammown, meaning "kindred, tribal." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lot by his younger daughter. Compare with another form of Ammon.

  42. AMON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Amown, meaning "skilled workman." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah, a governor of Samaria, and a descendant of one one of Solomon's servants. Compare with another form of Amon.

  43. AMORY: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Norman French personal name Aimeri, meaning "home-ruler." 

  44. AMOS: Anglicized form of Greek Amōs, meaning "strong." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
  45. AMOZ: Anglicized form of Hebrew Amowts, meaning "strong." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Isaiah the prophet.
  46. AMRAN: Anglicized form of Hebrew Chamran, meaning "the people is exalted" or "their slime." In the bible, this is the name of a son of a descendant of Esau
  47. ANAKIN: This name became popular as a boy's name after the making of the Star Wars saga by George Lucas, who named his Darth Vader character after the surname of director Ken Annakin, a variant spelling of the Low German female personal name Anniken, a form of Hannah, meaning "favor; grace."
  48. ANANI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ananiy, meaning "my cloud." In the bible, this is the name of the 7th son of Elioenai, descendant of David.
  49. ANANIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ananya, meaning "Jehovah clouds" or "what Jehovah covers." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Azariah who lived in the time of Nehemiah and assisted in rebuilding the city wall.
  50. ANANIAS: Anglicized form of Greek Hananias, meaning "whom Jehovah has graciously given." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the husband of Sapphira, a Christian at Damascus, and a son of Nedebaeus (Greek Nabadias).
  51. ANDERSON: English patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Andrew."
  52. ANDREW: Anglicized form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle of Christ and brother to Simon Peter. He is said to have been crucified at Patrae in Archaia. 
  53. ANDY: Unisex pet form of English Andrew and Andrea, meaning "man; warrior."
  54. ANGEL: English unisex name derived from Latin Angelus, meaning "angel, messenger." Once used as a man's name in England. It is now almost strictly a feminine name.
  55. ANGUS: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a county of Scotland, which took its name from Gaelic Aonghus (supposedly from Aongus Fer), meaning "excellent valor." 
  56. ANSCOM: English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "stone-enclosed valley." 

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

  58. 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."

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

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

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

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

  63. 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.

  64. ARCHIBALD

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

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

  65. ARCHIE

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

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

  66. ARDAL: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Árdghal, meaning "high valor."
  67. ARDEN: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Celtic ard, meaning "high," hence "from the high place." 
  68. ARDON: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ardown, meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.
  69. ARELI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ar'eliy, meaning "lion of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Gad.
  70. ARIC: Variant spelling of English Eric, meaning "ever-ruler."
  71. ARIDAI (אֲרִידַי): Anglicized form of Hebrew Ariyday, meaning "the lion is enough." In the bible, this is the name of the ninth of Haman's ten sons who were hanged by the Jews. 
  72. ARIEH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Aryeh, meaning "lion." In the bible, this is the name of an officer of king Pekahiah
  73. ARIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Ari'el, meaning "lion of god." In the bible, this is a name applied to the city of Jerusalem, and the name of a chief of the returning exiles. In the Apocrypha, this is the name of an archangel who rules the waters. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, and the name of a spirit in Shakespeare's play "The Tempest."
  74. ARIK: Variant spelling of English Eric, meaning "ever-ruler." Compare with another form of Arik.

  75. ARIN: Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer." Compare with feminine Arin.

  76. ARLEY: Variant spelling of English Harley, meaning "rocky meadow." 

  77. ARLIE: Variant spelling of English Arley, meaning "rocky meadow." 

  78. ARN: Short form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power." Compare with another form of Arn.

  79. ARNE: Medieval short form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power." Compare with another form of Arne.

  80. ARNIE: Pet form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."

  81. ARNOLD: English name derived from French Arnaud, meaning "eagle power." 

  82. ARNY: Pet form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."

  83. ARRAN: Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."

  84. ARRON: Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."

  85. ARRYN: Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."

  86. ART: English short form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." Compare with another form of Art.

  87. ARTHUR: Celtic Arthurian legend name of a famous King of Britain. The name is of obscure etymology, possibly composed of Welsh art/arth "bear" and Brittonic gur "man," hence "bear-man." The earliest mention of him is in Welsh texts, where he is never called "king," but rather dux bellorum, meaning "war leader." Medieval Welsh texts call him ameraudur "emperor" which could also mean "war leader." In early Welsh works the word art was used as a figurative synonym for "warrior." 

  88. ARTIE: English pet form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  89. ARTUR: Early English form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  90. ARVIN: Possibly a variant spelling of English Irvin, meaning "fresh water" or "green water."

  91. ASAF: Variant spelling of English Asaph, meaning "collector, gatherer."

  92. ASAPH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Acaph, meaning "collector, gatherer." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including King David's chief musician.

  93. ASAREEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Asar'el, meaning "whom God has bound (by a vow)."

  94. ASH: Short form of English unisex Ashley, meaning "ash-tree grove." 

  95. ASHER (אָשֵׁר): Hebrew name derived from the word ashar, meaning "happy." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Jacob. In use by the English.

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

  97. ASHRIEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Asriy'el, meaning "vow of God." In the bible, this is the name of a son and great-grandson of Manasseh, and a son of Gilead.

  98. ASHTON: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and tun "settlement," hence "ash tree settlement."

  99. ASHUR: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ashchuwr, meaning "blackness." In the bible, this is the name of a son of the father of Temeni.

  100. ASIA: English unisex name derived from the name of the continent, which was possibly derived from Assyrian asu, meaning "east." 

  101. ASSHUR: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ashshuwr, meaning "a step." In the bible, this is the name second son of Shem. It is also a name applied to the nation of Assyria and its people.

  102. ASSUR: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ashshuwr, meaning "a step." In the bible, this is the name second son of Shem. It is also a name applied to the nation of Assyria and its people.

  103. ASTON: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements east "east" and tun "settlement," hence "east settlement."

  104. ASTROPHEL: English literary name from Astrophel and Stella, a famous sonnet composed by Philip Sidney in the 1580s, composed of the Greek elements aster "star" and phil "friend, lover," hence "star lover." 

  105. ATHELSTAN: Variant spelling of Middle English Ethelstan, meaning "noble stone."

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

  107. AUBRY: Masculine variant spelling of English unisex Aubrey, meaning "elf ruler."

  108. AUBYN: English variant spelling of French Aubin, meaning "like Albus," i.e. "white."

  109. AUDLEY: English habitational surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name of a place in Staffordshire, composed of Old English Ealdgyth and leah "meadow, woodland clearing," hence "Ealdgyth's meadow."

  110. AUGUST: Short form of Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable." In use by the English and Germans.

  111. AUGUSTINE: English form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  112. AULAY: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Amhlaibh, meaning "heir of the ancestors."

  113. AUSTEN: Variant spelling of English Austin, meaning "venerable."

  114. AUSTIN: English surname transferred to forename use, from Old French Aousten, from Roman Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."

  115. AUSTYN: Unisex form of English Austin, meaning "venerable."

  116. 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.

  117. AVEREL: Middle English masculine form of Anglo-Saxon Eoforhild, meaning "boar battle."
  118. AVERILL: English surname (Averill) transferred to forename use, meaning "the hill sown with oats."

  119. AVERY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, originally a Norman French form of Middle English Alfred, meaning "elf counsel."

  120. AVON: English name which derived from the name of any of several rivers in England which got their name from Celtic afon, meaning "river."

  121. AYLMER: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a contracted form of Athelmare, meaning "nobly famous."

  122. AYLWARD: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelweard "noble guard" or Ælfweard "elf guard." 

  123. AYMERY: Variant spelling of English Aimery, meaning "home-ruler." 

  124. AZAL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Atsel, meaning "noble." In the bible, this is the name of a place near Jerusalem, and a descendant of Saul.

  125. AZANIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Azanyah, meaning "God hears." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Jeshua.

  126. AZARAEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Azar'el, meaning "God has helped" or "whom God helps." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of Bani, one of King David's warriors, and a priest and musician.

  127. AZAREEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Azar'el, meaning "God has helped" or "whom God helps." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of Bani, one of King David's warriors, and a priest and musician.

  128. AZARIAH: Anglicized form of Aramaic/Hebrew Azarya, meaning "help of God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the three young men thrown into the fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar.

  129. AZAZEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Aza'zel, meaning "entire removal" and "scapegoat." In the bible, this word is found in the law of the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:8, 10, 26). It refers to a goat used for sacrifice for the sins of the people. In modern times, Azazel was interpreted as a Satanic, goat-like demon. The name has even been used for the "Angel of Death."

  130. AZAZIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Azazyahuw, meaning "Yahweh is mighty." In the bible, this is the name of several minor characters, including the father of Hoshea.

  131. AZEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Atsel, meaning "noble." In the bible, this is the name of a place near Jerusalem, and a descendant of Saul.

  132. AZRAEL

    1. Anglicized form of Arabic Azra'il, the name of the "Angel of Death" who separates the soul from the body upon death.

    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Azriy'el, meaning "help of God." In the bible, this is the name of several minor characters. 

  133. AZRIEL

    1. Anglicized form of Arabic Azra'il, the name of the "Angel of Death" who separates the soul from the body upon death.

    2. Anglicized form of Hebrew Azriy'el, meaning "help of God." In the bible, this is the name of several minor characters. 

  134. AZURIAH: Variant spelling of English Azariah, meaning "help of God."

  135. BAALZEBUB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ba'al-Zebuwb, meaning "lord of the fly." In the bible, this is the name of a Philistine deity worshiped at Ekron.
  136. BAAL-ZEBUB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ba'al-Zebuwb, meaning "lord of the fly." In the bible, this is the name of a Philistine deity worshiped at Ekron.
  137. BABE: This was once a popular American English pet name for athletes, especially in the early 1900s, before and after Babe Ruth. Compare with feminine Babe.

  138. BAILEY: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "bailiff." 
  139. BAILIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff." 
  140. BAILY: Variant spelling of English unisex Bailey, meaning "bailiff."
  141. BALDWIN: English form of French Baldoin, meaning "brave friend."
  142. BALLARD: From an Old English derogatory name for a bald-headed person; it became a surname, then transferred to forename; derived from Middle English balled, meaning "rounded like a ball," hence "bald-headed."
  143. BALLINAMORE: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Béal an Átha Móir, meaning "mouth of the big ford." 
  144. BALLINDERRY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Baile an Doire, meaning "town of the oak wood."
  145. BALTHASAR: Anglicized form of Greek Baltasar, meaning "Ba'al protect the king." Early Christians assigned names to the three Magi ("wise men from the east") who visited the baby Jesus. They are mentioned but not named in the bible; Balthasar is one of them, the other two are Casper and Melchior
  146. BALTHAZAR: Variant spelling of English Balthasar, meaning "Ba'al protect the king."
  147. BAMBI: English unisex name, derived from the Italian word bambino, meaning "child." 
  148. BAMBIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Bambi, meaning "child."
  149. BANI (בָּנִי): Anglicized form of Hebrew Baniy, meaning "built." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of David's warriors.
  150. BAPTIST: English form of French Baptiste, meaning "baptist."

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