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  1. ABELARDUS: Latin form of German Abelard, meaning "noble strength."
  2. ABRAHAMUS: Latin form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
  3. ACACIUS: Latin form of Greek Akakios, meaning "not evil."
  4. ACCIUS: Roman Latin name meaning "of Acca."
  5. ACHAICUS: Latin form of Greek Achaïkos, meaning "belonging to Achaia," a maritime region of northern Peloponnesus. In the bible, this is the name of a Christian who, together with Fortunatus and Stephanas, carried a letter from the Corinthians to Paul and back again. 
  6. ACHILL: Short form of Latin Achilles, possibly meaning "he who embodies the grief of the people."
  7. ACHILLES: Contracted form of Latin Achilleus, possibly meaning "he who embodies the grief of the people." In mythology, this is the name of the greatest of Greek heroes who fought the Trojans, known for being the most handsome and the fleetest of foot at Troy, and for his love for his friend Patroclus

  8. ACHILLEUS: Latin form of Greek Akhilleus, possibly meaning "he who embodies the grief of the people."

  9. ACRISIUS: Latin form of Greek Akrisios, probably meaning "locust." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Argos, the grandfather of Perseus.

  10. ACTAEON: Latin form of Greek Aktaion, meaning "effulgence." In mythology, this is the name of a hunter who was torn to pieces by his own dogs. He was then transformed into a deer, thus himself becoming the hunted. 

  11. ACTEON: Variant spelling of Latin Actaeon, meaning "effulgence." 

  12. ADALRICUS: Latinized form of Old High German Adalric, meaning "noble ruler."

  13. ADELFONSUS: Latinized form of Visigothic Adalfuns, meaning "noble and ready."

  14. ADELPHUS: Latin form of Greek Adelphos, meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."

  15. ADEODATUS: Ancient Roman Latin name meaning "given to God."

  16. ADOLFUS: Latinized form of German Adolf, meaning "noble wolf." Used by the Swedish.

  17. ADOLPHUS: Latinized form of German Adolf, meaning "noble wolf."

  18. ADRASTUS: Latin form of Greek Adrastos, meaning "inescapable" or "not running away." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Argos.

  19. ADRIANUS: Variant spelling of Latin Hadrianus, meaning "from Hadria." 

  20. ÆGIDIUS: Late Latin form of Greek Aegidios, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."

  21. ÆLIA: From Roman Ælianus, meaning "solar." 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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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." 

  30. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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

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

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

  40. AJAX: Latin form of Greek Aias, meaning "mourner." In mythology, this is the name of a hero of the Trojan war, second only to Achilles in strength and bravery. He was also known as Telamonion Ajax (Ajax, son of Telamon), Greater Ajax, and Ajax the Great.

  41. ALAIR: Latin form of French Alaire, meaning "joyful; happy."

  42. ALARICUS: Latinized form of Visigothic Alaric, meaning "all-powerful; ruler of all."

  43. ALBANUS: Latin family name meaning "like Albus," i.e. "white." It is related to the place name Alba which comes from the Celtic word Albion, used to refer to the whole island of Great Britain. 

  44. ALBERIC: Short form of Latin Albericus, meaning "elf ruler." 

  45. ALBERICUS: Latin form of German Alberich, meaning "elf ruler."

  46. ALBERTUS: Latin form of Old High German Adalbert, meaning "bright nobility."

  47. ALBINUS: Variant spelling of Roman Latin Albanus, meaning "like Albus," i.e. "white."

  48. ALBUS: Latin name derived from the word albus, meaning "white, pale-skinned."

  49. ALCAEUS: Latin form of Greek Alkaios, meaning "strength." In Greek mythology, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Perseus.

  50. ALCANDER: Latin form of Greek Alkandros, meaning "strong." In mythology, this is the name of the man who chased the lawgiver Lycurgus out of a marketplace and put out one of his eyes.

  51. ALCIMUS: Latin form of Greek Álkimos, meaning "valiant." In mythology, this is the name of the father of Mentor.

  52. ALCINDER: Variant spelling of Latin Alcander, meaning "strong."

  53. ALERIO: Latin name derived from the word alario, meaning "eagle."

  54. ALEXANDRUS: Latin form of Greek Alexandros, meaning "defender of mankind."

  55. ALEXIS: Unisex contracted form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
  56. ALEXIUS: Latin form of Greek Alexios, meaning "defender."
  57. ALEXUS: Unisex contracted form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
  58. ALFONSUS: Latin form of Visigothic Adalfuns, meaning "noble and ready."
  59. ALFREDUS: Variant spelling of Latin Alvredus, meaning "elf counsel."
  60. ALMERICUS: Variant spelling of Latin Amaliricus, a form of Old German Amaliric, meaning "work-power."
  61. ALOISIUS: Variant spelling of Latin Aloysius, meaning "famous warrior."
  62. ALOYSIUS: Latin form of French Provençal Aloys, meaning "famous warrior."
  63. ALPHAEUS: Latin form of Greek Halphaios, meaning "changing." In the bible, this is the name of the fathers of James and Levi
  64. ALPHEAUS: Variant spelling of Latin Alphaeus, meaning "changing."

  65. ALPHEUS: Variant spelling of Latin Alphaeus, meaning "changing."

  66. ALPHOEUS: Variant spelling of Latin Alphaeus, meaning "changing."

  67. ALPHONSUS: Latin form of Visigothic Adalfuns, meaning "noble and ready."

  68. ALPHONZUS: Variant spelling of Latin Alphonsus, meaning "noble and ready."

  69. ALVINIUS: Latin form of Old High German Alwin, meaning "elf friend." 

  70. ALVREDUS: Latin form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfræd, meaning "elf counsel."

  71. AMADEUS: Roman Latin name used by Mozart as a pen name, composed of the elements amare "to love" and Deus "God," hence "to love God."

  72. AMALIRICUS: Latinized form of Old German Amaliric, meaning "work-power." This name is the source of many modern names; even the name America may have derived from it.

  73. AMANDUS: Latin name derived from the word amanda, meaning "lovable."

  74. AMANTIUS: Roman Latin name meaning "loving." 

  75. AMARANDUS: Latin form of Greek Amarandos, meaning "unfading."

  76. AMARANTHUS: Latin form of Greek Amaranthos, meaning "unfading."

  77. AMATUS: Latin form of French Amé, meaning "beloved." 

  78. AMBROSIANUS: Roman name derived from Latin Ambrosius, meaning "immortal."

  79. AMBROSIUS: Latin form of Greek Ambrosios, meaning "immortal."

  80. AMEDEUS: Variant spelling of Latin Amadeus, meaning "to love God."

  81. AMERICUS: A derivative of Latin Amaliricus, meaning "work-power." 

  82. AMLETHUS: Latin form of Anglo-Saxon Amleþ, possibly meaning "heavy" or "the dullard."

  83. AMLETUS: Either a Latin form of Old French Hamelet "tiny little village," or a variant spelling of Latin Amlethus, possibly meaning "heavy" or "the dullard."

  84. AMOR: Latin name meaning "love." In Roman mythology, this is an epithet applied to Cupid.

  85. AMPELIUS: Latin form of Greek Ampelios, meaning "vine."

  86. AMPHION: Latin form of Greek Amphiōn, probably meaning "moving double" or "moving on both sides." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Antiope.

  87. ANACLETUS: Latin form of Greek Anakletos, meaning "called back; invoked."

  88. ANASTASIUS: Latin form of Greek Anastasios, meaning "resurrection." 

  89. ANASTATIUS: Variant spelling of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."

  90. ANASTIUS: Contracted form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."

  91. ANATOLIUS: Latin form of Greek Anatolios, meaning "east" and "sunrise."

  92. ANDROCLES: Latin form of Greek Androkles, meaning "glory of a man/warrior." 

  93. ANDRONICUS: Latin form of Greek Andronikos, meaning "victory of a man/warrior." This is the name of many Byzantine and Trebizond emperors.

  94. ANENCLETUS: Variant spelling of Latin Anacletus, meaning "called back; invoked."

  95. ANGELICUS: Latin name derived from the word angelicus, meaning "angelic."

  96. ANGELUS: Latin form of Greek Angelos, meaning "angel, messenger."

  97. ANICETUS: Latin form of Greek Aniketos, meaning "unconquerable."

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

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

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

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

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

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

  104. 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. 

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

  106. 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." 

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

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

  109. 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.

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

  111. ARGUS: Latin form of Greek Argos, meaning "bright, shining" and "swift." In mythology, this is the name of a giant who had a hundred eyes that were transferred to the peacock's tail after his death. This was also the name of Ulysses' dog who waited ten years for his return from the Trojan War. 

  112. ARIES: Latin name meaning "ram." The ram in the Aries constellation is probably the same ram from Greek mythology whose golden fleece was the quest of Jason and the Argonauts.

  113. ARISTAEUS: Latin form of Greek Aristaios, meaning "excellence." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Apollo and a mortal woman. He was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by Gaia

  114. ARISTARCHUS: Latin form of Greek Aristarchos, meaning "best ruler." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.

  115. ARISTIDES: Latin form of Greek Aristeides, meaning "best physique."

  116. ARISTOBULUS: Latin form of Greek Aristoboulos, meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.

  117. ARISTOCLES: Latin form of Greek Aristokles, meaning "best glory."

  118. ARISTODEMUS: Latin form of Greek Aristodemos, meaning "best of the people."

  119. ARISTOTLE: Latin form of Greek Aristoteles, meaning "best purpose."

  120. ARMINIUS: Latin form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." This name was borne by the Teutonic national leader Arminius the Cheruscan, mentioned by Tacitus. 

  121. ARNOLDUS: Latin form of Frankish German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."

  122. ARSENIUS: Latin form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."

  123. ARTEMIDORUS: Latin form of Greek Artemidoros, meaning "gift of Artemis."

  124. ARTEMISIUS: Latin form of Greek Artemisios, meaning "safe and sound."

  125. ARTORIUS: Latin form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." This is the first recorded form of Arthur's name that has been found.

  126. ASCLEPIUS: Latin form of Greek Asklepios, possibly meaning "surgeon." In mythology, this is the name of a demigod who learned the secret of life and death from a serpent.

  127. ATHAMUS: Latin form of Greek Athamas, meaning "rich harvest." In mythology, this is the name of the father of Phrixus.

  128. ATHANASIUS: Latin form of Greek Athanasios, meaning "immortal."

  129. ATILIUS: Variant spelling of the Roman Latin family name Attilius, possibly meaning "father."

  130. ATTICUS: Roman Latin name meaning "from Attica."

  131. ATTILIUS: Roman Latin family name, possibly ultimately from Teutonic Atta, meaning "father."

  132. ATTIUS: From Roman Latin Attilius, possibly meaning "father."

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

  134. AUGUSTINUS: From Roman Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable."

  135. AUGUSTUS: Ancient Roman Latin name meaning "venerable." Originally a title borne by the first Roman emperor, Octavian.

  136. AULUS: Roman name, possibly derived from Etruscan Aule which is, unfortunately, of unknown meaning. Some sources connect it with Latin aula/olla, meaning "palace." 

  137. AURELIANUS: From Roman Latin Aurelius, meaning "golden."

  138. AURELIUS: Roman name derived from Latin aureus, meaning "golden."

  139. AURIEL: Latin name meaning "gold" or "golden."

  140. AVITUS: Ancient Roman name meaning "ancestral."

  141. BACCHUS: Latin form of Greek Bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous." In Roman mythology, this is a name applied to Dionysos (Roman Liber), a god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. 

  142. BALIUS: Latin form of Greek Balios, meaning "dappled, piebald." In mythology, this is the name of one of two immortal horses (the other named Xanthos) who drew the chariot of Achilles during the Trojan war. They were the offspring of the harpy Podarge and the west wind Zephyrus.

  143. BARTHOLOMAEUS: Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."

  144. BARTOLOMAEUS: Latin form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."

  145. BASILIUS: Latin form of Greek Vasilios, meaning "king."

  146. BENEDICTUS: Late Latin name derived from the word benedicte, meaning "blessed."

  147. BENIGNUS: Late Latin name meaning "kind."

  148. BERENGARIUS: Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."

  149. BERINGARIUS: Latin form of German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."

  150. BERNARDUS: Latin form of Old High German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

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