Aquila

Aquila comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" from Latin aquila derived from aquilus (black, dark-colored). It's the name of a constellation, the name of a genus of eagles, as well as a surname derived from the given name. Although Aquila was traditionally a masculine name in Ancient Roman (with Aquilina being its feminine form), it has been … Continue reading Aquila

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Arnold

Arnold comes from a Germanic name meaning "eagle power" from Germanic elements arn (eagle) derived from Proto-Germani *arô via Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō (eagle); and wald (power, leader, ruler) from Proto-Germanic *waldaną (to rule) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). It was used as a cognate of Anglo-Saxon name Earnweald also meaning "eagle power" from Old English elements earn (eagle) and weald (power, might) eventually replacing it. Arnold … Continue reading Arnold

Abraham

Abraham is a Hebrew masculine name meaning "father of many" or "father of multitudes", though it could also be a contraction of given name Abram meaning "high father" with hamon (many, multitude). Abraham is probably one of the well-known figures in the Bible, the founding father of Judaism and of Christianity and Islam through his descendants. … Continue reading Abraham

Azhar

Azhar is an Arabic male name meaning "shining, bright, radiant" but also meaning "to blossom, to bloom" which both come from the same root word (z-h-r). Azhar is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name as well as being a short form of Azharuddin meaning "brilliant light of religion". Origin: Arabic Variants: Azharuddin (Arabic, … Continue reading Azhar

Alfred

Alfred is an English male name meaning "elf counsel", made up from Old English elements aelf (elf) via Proto-Germanic *albiz (elf, fairy), of uncertain origin though it's been linked to Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white); and raed (counsel) which also comes from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz (advice, counsel) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂reh₁- (to think, count, reason; arrange). Alfred is also an English surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Alf, Alfie/Alphie, Fred, … Continue reading Alfred

Anne

Anne is the French feminine form of Anna, the Greek form of Hebrew Channah meaning "favor" or "grace". Anne is also a Frisian masculine name derived from Germanic element arn meaning "eagle", and has been used as a male name in France, the Netherlands, and even Scotland. In Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) one of … Continue reading Anne

Albert

Albert comes from Germanic Adalbert meaning "noble bright" from Germanic elements adal (noble) derived from Proto-Germanic *aþalaz (noble) and and beraht (bright, famous) derived from Proto-Indo-European root word *bhereg- (to shine). Albert is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Al, Albie, Bert, Bertie Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Adalbert (Ancient Germanic, German, Polish) Adalberht (Ancient Germanic) Albertus (Latin, Dutch) Adelbert (German, Dutch) Albrecht (German) … Continue reading Albert

Astin

Astin is an English surname, a contraction of Anglo-Norman given name Asketin, itself a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill made up of Old Norse elements áss (god) derived from Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god, deity) from a Proto-Indo-European root word, and ketill (cauldron, helmet) from Proto-Germanic *katilaz (kettle, bucket, vessel) which may have been derived from Latin catillus (small bowl, dish) which comes from Proto-Italiac *katinos-, so the name essentially means "god's … Continue reading Astin

Alvaro

Alvaro is the Italian form of Alvar which comes from Old Norse Alfarr meaning "elf warrior" or "elf army"  from Old Norse elements alfr (elf) and arr (warrior) or herr (army). Alvaro is also a Spanish and Portuguese surname derived from the given name. An alvar is also a type of environment that has poor soil as well as also referring to a group … Continue reading Alvaro

Ali

Ali is an Arabic male name meaning "lofty, sublime, exalted", as well as an Arabic surname derived from the given name. Ali is also an English female name, usually a short form of names such as Alison or Alice (which both come from Germanic element adal "noble", or a male nickname for Alistair or Alexander, which … Continue reading Ali