Amandla

Amandla comes from a Xhosa and Zulu word meaning “power, strength” and is used as a female name. Origin: African  

Alcyone

Alcyone is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, the name of one of the Pleiades. Another Alcyone was the name of a Thessalian princess married to Ceyx. They loved each other very much and would call each other “Zeus“ and “Hera“, angering Zeus. When Ceyx was at sea, the god caused his ship to sink and him…

Avan

Avan is a Persian unisex name, a variant of Aban meaning “water” from Persian âb (water). Aban is also the name of the eighth month of the Persian calendar based on a solar calendar. Avan is also an Indian male name meaning “earth”, which would make it a masculine form of Avani. Avan is also a Tamil word…

Aubryn

Aubryn is an English unisex name, possibly a variant of Aubrey, the Norman French form of Germanic Alberich meaning “elf power” made up from Germanic elements alf (elf) and ric (power). In Germanic mythology, Alberichi s a dwarf and appears in the Nibelungenlied, an epic poem in which he guards the treasure of Nibelung. it’s also possible that Aubryn is a combination of…

Anila

Anila is an Indian female name, the feminine form of Anil meaning “air, wind” derived from Sanskrit anila अनिल. In Hindu mythology, Anil is another name for the Hindu god of the wind, Vayu. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Aneela (Hindi, Indian)   Male forms: Anil (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali) Aneel (Hindi, Indian)  

Amy

Amy is the English form of Old French Amée meaning “beloved” which comes from Latin amātus (loved, beloved) derived from a PIE root word. Amy could also be used as a nickname for longer names such as Amelia (meaning “work”, Amanda (meaning “lovable, worthy to be loved”, derived from the same root word as Amy), or any similar sounding names. Origin:…

Ashraf

Ashraf is an Arabic unisex name meaning “noble, of noble lineage; honored; excellent, eminent” derived from Arabic root word š-r-f ش ر ف  (related to honor, nobility, and height). Ashraf is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Achraf (Maghrebi Arabic)  

Avara

Avara comes from an Italian surname, the feminine form of Avaro which may be derived from an Italian word meaning “mean, miser; avaricious” via Latin avarus (covetous, greedy, avaricious) derived from a PIE root word. Avara is also a Spanish and Portuguese word which means the same thing as the Italian word above. Avara could also be…

Anthy

Anthy is a variant spelling of Anthe, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “bloom, blossom” derived from Ancient Greek anthos (blossom). Anthe is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, one of the Alcyonides, the seven daughter of the giant Alcyoneus. When their father was killed by Hercules they threw themselves into the sea and were transformed into halcyons…