Aina

Aina is a female given name in various cultures and therefore has various meanings depending on its origin: in Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish, Aina is a variant of Aino meaning “the only one”, though aina is also a Finnish adverb meaning “always”. In the Finnish epic Kalevala, it’s the name of a girl who drowns herself when…

Athens

Athens is the name of the capital city in Greece, seemingly deriving its name from the Greek goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, as well as crafting, weaving, pottery, and heroic endeavor, Athena. The meaning behind the name is unknown, likely pre-Greek in origin though there have been attempts to link it to Ancient Greek theos (divine; god, deity) and noesis(intelligence,…

Asa

Asa is a Hebrew male name meaning “doctor, healer”; in the Old Testament, it was the name of the third king of Judah who reversed all the problems he inherited when he became king. Asa is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: asa 朝 “morning”; asa 旦 “morning; dawn; daybreak”;…

Asaya

Asaya is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: asa 朝 “morning; dynasty; regime” + ya 也 “to be” (朝也); asa 朝 “morning; dynasty; regime” + ya 弥 “all the more; increasingly” (朝弥); asa 麻 “hemp; flax; linen” + ya 矢 “arrow” (麻矢); a 亜 “Asia; rank next. come after” + sa 紗 “silk gauze; gossamer” + ya 弥 “all the more;…

Azrael

Azrael is the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition, he is known as an angel of death who separates the soul from the body at the moment of death; in Islam, he is one of four archangels, along with Jibril (Gabriel), Mikha’il (Michael) and Israfil. The name means “my God is help” made up from Hebrew azar (to…

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…

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)  

Alula

Alula is a name with quite a few origins and meanings to it: Alula (also known as a bastard wing) refers to a small joint in the middle of a bird’s wing, which has three to five small wing feathers (depending on the species) and helps the birds navigate through the air. It means ‘”winglet”, since…

Alouette

Alouette is the French word for “lark; skylark” via Old French aloe (lark) combined with a diminutive suffix derived from Latin alauda (lark) which seems to derive from a Gaulish source. Origin: Gaulish Variants: Alouetta (English)