Archer comes from an English surname originally an occupational name for an archer or bowman which comes from Old French archier (archer) via Latin arcuarius (bow) via arcus (bow; arc) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Archie, Arch Origin: Proto-Indo-European    


Anoushka is a Russian diminutive of Anna, the Greek and Latinate form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”. Anoushka is also an Indian female name which I’ve seen listed as meaning “one who fulfills their dreams and aspirations”. Origin: Hebrew, Sanskrit Variants: Annushka (Russian) Anushka (Russian, Indian)   Anouskha, Anushka – अनुष्का (Sanskrit)  


Arianrhod is t he name of a figure in Welsh mythology, the mother of Dylan ail Don and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, whom she conceived through magical means. Her name means “silver wheel” from Welsh arian (silver) and rhod (wheel), which may have hinted at an earlier association as a moon goddess. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aranrhod (Welsh)  


Avani is an Indian female name meaning “earth” in Sanskrit. It’s the name of a village in India which has a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, a Hindu goddess in the Rigveda as well as also being the name of the wife of Rama (who was the avatar of the god Vishnu), who was also the…


Antiope is the name of several figures in Greek mythology, including a daughter of Ares,  and queen of the Amazons as well as the sister of Hippolyte. This Antiope was also the wife of the hero Theseus. Another Antiope was the daughter of the river god Asopus and the mother of Amphion and Zethus by Zeus. The name comes from Ancient Greek anti- (against, compared to, like) and ops which means…


Anona could be a variant spelling of Annona, the name of the Roman personification of the yearly harvest. It comes from Latin annona meaning “yearly produce; corn, grain; means of subsistence” derived from annus (year) derived from a PIE root word. Annona is the name of a genus of plants known as the sugar apple; in this case the name…


Agrippina is the feminine form of Agrippa, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning and origin. It’s been linked to Greek agrios (wild) and hippos (horse) meaning “wild horse” (both deriving from a PIE source), though it seems more likely that the name is derived from an Etruscan source. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Etruscan Female forms: Agrafena (Russian) Agrippa (English)…


Andra is a female given name, the Romanian feminine form of Andrei and the English feminine form of Andrew, which originates from Ancient Greek Andreas meaning “male, manly” from andreios derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Andrew (English) Andrei (Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian) Andreas (Ancient Greek, Latin, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Welsh)  


Astrape is the name of a goddess of lightning in Greek mythology, the twin of Bronte (goddess of thunder); the sisters were attendants of Zeus. Her name, fittingly, means “lightning”. Her Roman counterpart is Fulgora. Origin: Ancient Greek Male forms: Astrapios (Ancient Greek)  


Adelrune comes from an Ancient Germanic name meaning “noble secret” from Germanic adal (noble) derived from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (noble), and rún (secret; secret lore) which comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (secret, mystery) which derives from a PIE root word meaning “whisper, murmur; to roar”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adelrun (Ancient Germanic) Adelruna (Ancient Germanic)  


Ayeesha is a variant spelling of Aisha, an Arabic female name meaning “alive”, “living”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Aisha (Arabic, Urdu) ‘Aisha (Arabic) A’isha (Arabic) Aishah (Arabic, Malay) Ayesha (Arabic, Urdu) Ayishah (Arabic) Aishat (Chechen) Aishatu (Western African, Hausa) Aisyah (Indonesian) Ayşe (Turkish) Iesha (English)  


Alair comes from Allaire, an Old French personal name derived from Hilaire, the French form of Hilarius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. From what I could find it could be used either a male or female name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alaire (French) Allaire…


Atra is the feminine adjective form of āter, a Latin word meaning “dull black, dark”, “gloomy, sad, murky”, “dismal, unlucky”, “and “malevolent, poisonous, malicious”. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning “fire”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    


Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure. It’s possible that she was adopted by the Ancient Greeks from the Phoenician goddess Astarte, who was a cognate of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. As for Aphrodite’s name, the first part has often been associated with Greek aphros (foam) in reference to her being born from the sea foam though it…


Asherah is the name of an ancient Semitic goddess who was worhsipped in the middle east before the advent of polytheism, who features in Akkadian, Hittite, and Canaanite mythologies. She may even have at one point been worshipped as the queen consort of Yahweh and was considered Queen of the Heaven. Asherah was so popular…


Aerilyn is a modern English name created with the -lyn suffix while the first part of the name may be derived from Latin aer, aerie meaning “air” derived from a Proto-Indo-European root. Lyn also happens to be a variant form of Lynn which derives from Welsh llyn meaning “lake”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Welsh Variants: Aerlyn (English)  


Ariel is a Hebrew given name meaning “lion of god”, a compound of Ari (lion) and el (God). It was primarily used as a male name up until the 1980s when it became popular for girls. Ariel is the name of a spirit in the Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1610-1611). Ariel is also a Hebrew surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Arik…


Ambrette is another name for the musk mallow seed (its scientific name is Abelmoschus moschatus), a plant that grows in Asia and has both culinary and medicinal values. The name is a diminutive of Ambre, the French form of English Amber which refers to fossilized tree resin from which jewelry is made out of it, as well as a…


Artio is the name of a Gaulish goddess of bears. Her name comes from Celtic *artos meaning “bear” derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  


Aviva is a Hebrew female name, the feminine form of Aviv meaning “spring”. Aviva may also be a variant of Viva derived from Latin vīvus meaning “alive, living” which derives from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning “to live”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Aviv (Hebrew)