Aila

Aila is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Áile which is the Sami form of Helga, a Scandinavian female name meaning "holy, blessed". Aila could also be a variant spelling of Ayla, a Turkish female name meaning “moonlight, halo”, the first element coming from Turkish ay meaning “moon; month” and often used in female given names to indicate beauty. …

Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

Aleph

Aleph is the first letter of the Semitic abjad (which includes Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic) which comes from Phoenician aleph meaning “ox, oxen”, perhaps because the hieroglyph resembled that of an ox’s head. It may have been derived from Proto-Sinaitic based on an Egyptian hieroglyphic. Aleph has an important symbolism in Hebrew, expressing a oneness and unity …

Adonis

Adonis is the name of a young man in Greek mythology, the lover of Aphrodite. His mother was Myrrha, the princess of Cyprus, who had an unnatural lust for her father, Cinyras; it was a curse given to her by Aphrodite when Myrrha's mother bragged that her daughter was more beautiful than the goddess herself. Myrrha managed to trick her father into having …

Arrosa

Arrosa is a Basque female name, the Basque form of Rose, the name of a flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Arrosa also means "pink" in Basque. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning …

Alethea

Alethea is an English female name, coined from Ancient Greek aletheia meaning "truth, true", made up of negative prefix a- (not) and lethe (forgetfulness, oblivion) derived from PIE root word *leh₂- (to be hidden, to be covered). In Greek mythology, Aletheia is a daemon (spirit, personification) of truth. Nicknames: Al, Ally/Allie, Thea, Althy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Altheia (Ancient Greek) Aletha …

Akeela

Akeela is a variant spelling of Akilah, the feminine form of Aqil meaning "wise, intelligent, reasonable" derived from Arabic root word ع ق ل ('-q-l), related to taking and understanding.  Origin: Arabic Variants: Akeelah (Arabic) Akilah (Arabic) Akila (Arabic) Aqeela (Arabic) Aqeelah (Arabic) Aaqila (Arabic) Aaqilah (Arabic)   Male forms: Aqil (Arabic) Aqeel (Arabic) Akeel (Arabic) Akil (Arabic) Aaqil …

Aditya

Aditya is an Indian and Indonesian male name meaning "belonging to Aditi" or "of "Aditi", Aditi being the name of a Hindu goddess, mother of all the gods and of the whole cosmos. Aditi means "free, limitless, boundless, entire" and "freedom, safety". Adityas refers to a group of Hindu gods, the children of Aditi and Kashyapa. Origin: Proto-Indo-European …

Anastasia

Anastasia is the feminine form of Anastasius, the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Anastasios meaning "resurrection" from Ancient Greek anastasis (resurrection standing up) composed of ana- (up) + histemi (to stand). Nicknames: Ana, Stacy, Stacia Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Anastasiya (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian) Anastazija (Croatian, Slovene) Stošija (Croatian) Anastázie (Czech) Anastazie (Czech) Anastasie (French, Romanian) Anasztázia (Hungarian) Anastasija (Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, …

Apollon

Apollon is a Greek and French variant of Apollo, the name of the Greek god of prophecy, medicine, the sun, light, music, poetry, plague and disease, and one of the most important gods in both the Greek and Roman pantheon; and the twin brother of Artemis, the children of Leto and Zeus. Apollon is also a French surname. The origin …

Afton

Afton comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Afton. It originated from the name of a river in Ayrshire, Scotland (also known as Afton Water) which was popularized by a poem written by Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) titled 'Sweet Afton' (1791). The meaning of the word …

Anthea

Anthea is an Ancient Greek female, the Latinized spelling of Antheia meaning "blossom, bloom" from anthos (bloom, blossom) via a PIE root word. Anthea was also used as an epithet of the goddesses Hera and Aphrodite, as well as the name of one of the Graces (Charites). Antheia is also the name of several places in Greece and Bulgaria. Nicknames: Anthy, …