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. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

Allegra

Allegra is an Italian female name meaning "lively, cheerful" which comes from Italian allegro (quick, lively), a musical term. Allegro comes from Latin alacer (lively, brisk; glad, happy, cheerful) which derives from an uncertain origin. Allegra is also an Italian surname. Variants: Allegro (Italian) Allegria (Italian) Alegría (Spanish) Alegria (Portuguese, Catalan)    

Ananya

Ananya is an Indian female name meaning "matchless, unique, without equal" which comes from Sanskrit. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ananyaa   Ananya- अनन्य (Sanskrit)  

Adelaide

Adelaide is the French and English form of Adalheidis, a Germanic name meaning “noble kind, type” or “of a noble kind” made up from Germanic elements adal (noble) and  heid (kind, sort, type). Adelaide is the name of the capital city of South Australia. Nicknames: Addie/Addy, Della, Ada Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adélaïde (French) Adalheidis (Ancient Germanic) Adelheid (German, Dutch) Adelais …

Alizée

Alizée (pr. a-lee-ze; Forvo) is a modern French female name meaning "trade wind" from French alizé (trade wind), a trade wind referring to a steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator. Origin: French Variants: Alizé (French) Alizee (English) Alize (English)   Male forms: Alizé (French) Alize (English)