Meaning of the Name An

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Similiar Names
Abraham  male  Hebrew  father of a multitude  Abram, Avraham, Avram, Avrom, Abe, Abie, Abra, Ibrahim, Braham, Bram, Abramo, Abran, Abramio 
Abundiantus  male  Latin  plentiful  Abbondanzio, Abbondazio, Abbondio 
Adam  male  Hebrew  earth, created by God  Adams, Adamson, Adie, Addie, Addy, Adan, Adem, Adamo, Adamah 
Adrian  male  Greek, Latin  rich, wealthy, dark one  Adrien, Adrie, Hadrian, Adrianus, Adriano, Hadrianus 
Adrienne  female  Greek, Latin  rich, wealthy, dark one  Adria, Adrea, Adriana, Adrianna, Adrianne, Adreena, Hatria, Adri, Age 
Afra  female  Latin  from Africa  Afraate, Africana 
Afro  male  Latin  from Africa  Africano 
Aglaia  female  Greek  wisdom, glory  Aglaian, Aglai 
Agnes  female  Latin, Greek  lamb, pure, chaste  Agnese, Agnesa, Aggie, Aggy, Agenta, Inez, Ines, Nessa, Neza, Ynes, Ynez, Annice, Annis 
Aiyana  female  Native American  eternal bllom  Ajana 
Aksana  female  Russian    Axana 
Alan  male  Gaelic, Celtic  handsome, cheerful, noble  Allen, Allan, Alain, Alano 
Alana  female  Gaelic, Hawaiian  fair, beautiful, offering  Alaina, Alyn, Allyn, Lani, Allie, Ally, Alli, Lanny, Alun, Alanna, Laina, Lane, Laney, Elaine, Alona 
Alban  male  Latin  white, fair  Alben, Albin, Albion, Albano 
Alcander  male  Greek  strong  Alcindor, Alcandor 
Alden  male  Middle, Old English  antique, old, wise protector, old friend  Aldan, Aldwin, Aldon 
Alexander  male  Greek  protector of mankind  Alec, Alek, Aleks, Alecks, Aleksy, Alex, Alesandro, Aleksandr, Alessandro, Alejo, Alexei, Alysander, Alexandre, Alejandro, Aleksander, Alastair, Iksander, Ixsander, Sandro, Sander, Sanders, Sandor, Sandy, Sandie, Sacha, Sasha, Xander 
Amanda  female  Latin  love, worthy of love, precious thing  Mandy, Mandie, Mandi 
Amandeep  female  Hindu  light of peace  Aman 
Amara  female  Esperanto, German  bitter, eternal, immortal, steadfast, beloved  Amarande, Mara 
An  female  Chinese  peace   
Anabelle  female  Latin  Lovable  Anabel, Annabel, Ann, Anna, Belle, Bella, Annabelle, Annabella 
Anand  male  Hindu  bliss, happiness  Ananda 
Anar  female  Hindu    Anaar 
Anastasia  female  Greek  resurrection  Anastasio, Anastace, Anastasius, Anastice, Anstasie, Stacia, Stasa, Stacy, Stacey, Natasha, Tasia, Tasha 
Anatole  male  Greek  from the East  Anatoly 
Anaya  female  Latin    Anaia 
Ancel  male  Old German, French  diety, servent, divine Helmt  Ansel, Ancell, Ancelot, Anselm, Anselme, Anselmo 
Anderson  male  unknown  Son of Andrew  Anderson, Anders, Andy 
Andreana  female  Latin  womanly  Andrea, Andie, Andy 
Andrew  male  Greek, French  manly, valiant, courageous  Anders, Andreas, Andres, Andre, Andrei, Andrey, Andries, Andros, Andy, Andie, Andrews, Drew, Andrea, Andrys 
Andria  female  Italian  love, joy  Andreea 
Angela  female  Greek  heavenly messenger  Angelica, Ange, Angel, Angell, Angie, Anjelica, Angelina, Angelic 
Angelo  male  Greek  heavenly messenger  Angelico 
Angevin  female  French  angel of wine  Angie, Angel, Angelus 
Anika  female  Hindu, Spanish  very beautiful, graceful  Anica 
Anisa  female  Arabic  friendly  Anissa 
Anita  female  Hindu    Anitra, Neats, Ani 
Ankareeda  female    night star, graceful, shining  Anka, Anki, Ank, Raida 
Anke  female  Hebrew  grace  Anka 
Annabeth  female  unknown    Anabeth 
Annalynn  female      Annalynne, Analyn, Analynne, Annalisa 
Anne  female  Hebrew  gracious  Ann, Anna, Annis, Annys, Anya, Anja, Anika, Annika, Annie, Annice, Anita, Anca, Anneka, Annette, Ana, Anita, Annette, Nanette, Anitia, Anushka, Anuschka 
Anson  male  Anglo-Saxon  son of a nobleman, son of Ann or Hans  Ansen, Ansonia, Hansen, Hanson 
Anthony  male  Latin, Greek  priceless, flourishing, flower  Anthoney, Antonius, Anton, Antony, Antonio, Tony, Toni, Tonio, Tonie, Tone, Tee, Toney, Antonio, Anthony, Antone, Antoine, Anth, Nee 
Antonia  female  Latin, Greek  priceless, flourishing, flower  Antoine, Antoinette, Antoinetta, Antonella, Antonellina, Tonia, Tonya, Toinette, Toni, Tony 
Ariadne  female  Greek, Latin  melody, very holy one  Ariana, Arianne, Arianna, Ariyaunna, Aria, Ari, Rianna 
Armand  male  French  of the army  Armond, Armande, Armando, Herman, Hermann, Arman 
Arthus  male  Welsh  bear hero, a rock  Art, Arta, Arte, D'Artagnan 
Asher  male  Hebrew  fortunate, lucky, blessed, happy  Asser, Ashe, Ashbel, Anschel 
Ashley  female  Old English  ash-tree  Ashleigh, Ashford, Ash, Ashe, Ashby, Ashlan, Ashlie, Ashling, Ashlyn, Ashlin, Ashli ,Ashi 
Attis  male  Greek  handsome boy  Attisian, Attisa 
Auburn  male  Latin  fair  Alban, Aubin 
Ausiana  female      Aussi, Anna, Aussie 
Axelia  female  Greek  protector of mankind  Alexa, Alexandra, Alexis, Alexandria, Alexandrina, Alesandra, Alessandra, Allesandra, Aleksey, Alexine, Aleka, Alya, Aliki, Alejanda, Lexy, Lexie, Sandra, Zandra, Sanie, Sandy, Elke, Alexis, Alexina, Ally, Alley 
Bartholomew  male  Hebrew  furrow, hill  Barth, Bart, Barthol, Bartel, Bartlett, Bartley, Barton, Bertol, Bartold, Bat, Bart, Tholy, Tolly, Bartolomeo, Parlan 
Bastiaan  male  Greek  venerable  Bastian 
Beacan  male  Celtic, Gaelic  small, little one  Beagan 
Beaman  male  Old English  beekeeper  Beeman 
Bergen  male  German  mountain dweller  Bergan, Bergin 
Bethany  female  Hebrew  house  Bethanie, Betheny, Bethesda, Bethel, Beth, Annie, Bethannie 
Bevin  unisex  Celtic  lady with a sweet song, son of Evan  Bevan, Bevis 
Bianca  female  Italian  white  Biancha, Blanche, Blancha, Blanca 
Blaine  male  Gaelic, Old English  thin, lean, source of a river  Blain, Blane 
Blake  male  Old English  fair-haired, pallid  Blakeley, Blachard, Blanco 
Bohdana  female  Russian  from god  Bogdana 
Borden  male  Old English, Old French  near the boar's den, cottage  Bordan 
Bramwell  male  English  place name  Branwell 
Brandon  male  Old English  fiery hill, sword  Branden, Brand, Bran, Brenden, Brendan, Brant, Brent, Brennen, Brennan, Branford 
Brandy  female  Dutch  brandy drink  Brann 
Brant  male  Teutonic  firebrand  Brandt 
Brent  male  Old English  fiery hill, steep hill  Brentan 
Brian  male  Celtic  strong  Bryan, Bryant, Briant, Briand 
Briana  female  Celtic  strong  Brianne, Brianna, Breanna 
Brice  unisex  Celtic  swift, quick-moving, son of Rice  Bryce, Brick, Brickand, Bric, Brigg 
Brittany  female  Latin  from England, strong, industrious  Brita, Britta, Brittny, Britannia, Britany, Brit, Britt, Brittyn, Brits, Britney, Britny 
Brom  male  Gaelic  raven  Bran, Bram 
Byron  male  French, Anglo-Saxon  from the cottage, bear  Byram, Byran 
Cadrian  female      Rhian 
Candace  female  Greek  white-hot, glowing, glittering  Candice, Candys, Candy, Candie, Candi, Kandy, Kan, Candis, Kandis, Kandice 
Cannon  male      Kannon, Canon 
Cary  unisex  Celtic  honest one, shy  Carey, Candie, Candy 
Cassandra  female  Greek  prophet of doom  Cassie, Cass, Cassie, Sandra, Sandy 
Catherine  female  Greek  pure  Cathryne, Kathryn, Katherine, Katharine, Cathy, Kathie, Catie, Cadie, Caddie, Katie, Kate, Katryn, Katrina, Catrina, Trina, Cathleen, Kitty, Cate, Cat, Kat, Ky, Catriana, Catalin, Caterina, Catriona, Catlina, Cayla, Ekaterina 
Chancellor  male  Old French  secretary  Chance, Chauncey 
Chandani  female  Sanskrit  name of the goddess devi  Chandan, Chanda 
Chandler  male  French  candle maker  Chan, Chaney 
Christian  male  Greek  annointed, follows Christ  Christiaan, Kristian, Chris, Chrestian, Karston, Karstan, 
Christina  female  Greek  annointed, follows Christ  Christine, Kristen, Kristin, Kristine, Kirsten, Kristina, Chris, Christie, Kris, Kristi, Krissie, Christiana, Christa, Chrissy, Christeena, Kristeena, Krissy, Kristy 
Clancy  male  Celtic  offspring of red-headed soldier  Clancey, Clan 
Clay  female  German  adhere, mortal  Clayborne, Clayton, Clayland 
Coleman  male  English  charcoal burner, dove, peace  Colemann, Colman 
Conner  male  Celtic  desire, wise aid, wolf-lover  Conners, Connor, O'Conner, O'Connor, Conor, Conan 
Constance  female  Latin  faithful, firmness  Connie, Constantia, Constanza, Constantine, Constant, Costanza, Konstanzia, Konstanza 
Constantine  male  Latin  faithful, firmness  Konstantin 
Corban  male  Greek  a gift devoted to God  Qorbin, Korban 
Corbin  male  Old French  raven, black hair  Corbett, Corbet, Corby, Corwin, Corwan, Corwyn 
Courtland  male  Old English  the king's land, dweller in court  Cortland, Court, Cort 
Currier  male  Old English  churn  Curran, Currie, Curry, Currey, Curren, Currer 
Cyrano  male  Greek  from cyrene  Siranno, Sirano, Cirano, Syrano, Syranno 
Dakin  female  Danish  Danish  Dane, Daine, Daneen, Danika 
Dale  unisex  Old Norse, English  valley  Dal, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dalton 
Daniel  male  Hebrew  my judge is the Lord  Danny, Daniele, Danielus, Dan, Danni, Daniels, Danilo, Danil 
Daniela  female  Hebrew  my judge is the Lord  Dania, Danett, Dannett, Danet, Danielle, Danelle, Nelle, Nelly, Dana, Danae, Danna, Daniella, Danice, Danya, Danita, Dada 
Darius  male  Persian  king  Dario, Darien, Darian 
Dartagnan  male  French  leader  D'Artagnan 
Deacon  male  Greek  servent, messenger  Declan 
Deanna  female  Latin, Old English  presiding official, valley  Deane, Deanna, Deana, Deanne, Deena 
Delanna  female  Italian  soft as wool  Delana 
Devante  male  Spanish  fighter of wrong  Devi, Devan 
Diana  female  Latin  divine  Diane, Dyan, Dyanne, Dionne, Diahann, Di, Diandra, Diantha, Deandra 
Dinah  female  Hebrew  vindicated, judgement  Dina, Deena, Deanna 
Donnelly  male  Celtic  a brave black man  Donahue, Donnell, Donnel, Donner, Donovan, Donovon 
Dorian  male  Greek  place name  Dorien, Dorie, Dorrien, Dorrian, Dory 
Douglas  male  Scottish  from the dark water  Douglass, Doug, Dougie, Dugan, Dougal, Dugald 
Duane  male  Old English, Celtic  dark, from the dunes  Dwayne, Dwane, Dwain, Dwaine, Duwayne, Wayne 
Durand  male  Latin  enduring  Durandt, Durante, Durant, Duran 
Dustin  unisex  Old German, Old English  valiant fighter, dark stone  Dusty, Dustan, Dunston 
Dylan  male  Welsh  sea god, son of the waves  Dillon, Dillan 
Dyna  female  Greek  powerful  Dynean 
Earl  male  unknown  nobleman, warrior  Earle, Earland, Early, Erie, Errol, Erroll, Earleen, Erleen, Erlene 
Eden  unisex  Hebrew  delightful, adornment, paradise  Edie, Eddy, Eddie, Edan 
Elaine  female  Old French  light  Elaina, Elayne, Elana, Alaine, Alana, Laine, Laney 
Eleanor  female  Greek  light, mercy  Elie, Ella, Ellie, Elliana, Eleanore, Eleanora, Elinor, Elinore, Nell, Leonore, Leonora, Eliana 
Elmar  male  Old English  famous nobleman  Elmer, Elman, Elmore 
Emanuel  male  Hebrew  god is with us  Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Immanuel, Imanuel, Manuel, Manny 
Emanuela  female  Hebrew  god is with us  Emmanuella, Manuella 
Ethan  male  Hebrew/Latin  strong, firm, constant  Ethen, Etan 
Evan  male  Celtic/Greek  young warrior, well-born  Evans, Evanston 
Evangeline  female  Greek  like an angel  Evangelyn, Evangaline, Evangalyne 
Fabian  male  Latin  bean  Fabius, Fab, Fabyan, Fabio 
Fantasia  female  Latin    Asia, Fanta 
Farley  male  Old English  distant meadow  Fairley, Fairleigh, Farland, Fairly, Farly 
Felicia  female  Latin  happy  Felice, Felicity, Felisse, Feliciana, Felyce, Phylice, Philicia, Phylicia 
Ferdinand  male  Old German  courageous traveler  Ferdie, Ferdy, Ferde, Ferd, Fernando, Fernandas 
Finlay  male  Scottish, English  fair heroe, sunbeam  Finn, Finnie, Finny, Finian, Finley, Fyn, Fynn, Finnian 
Flannery  unisex  Old French  sheet of metal, flat land  Flan, Flann 
Frances  female  Latin, Old French  from France, free  Fanchon, Francesca, Fran, Franny, Fanny, Frannie, Francine, Franchesca 
Francis  male  Latin, Old French  from France, free  Frank, Frankie, Franz, Franco, Ferenc, Franci 
Franklin  male  Old French  free man  Franklyn 
Gallagher  male  Celtic  eager aide  Gallagar, Gahan 
Garland  male  Old French  wreath  Garlan, Garlon, Garlyn, Gar 
Gavin  male  Welsh  white hawk  Gavan 
George  male  Greek  farmer, to work the earth  Georg, Georges, Georgio, Giorgio, Giorgis, Georgius, Georgie, Georgi, Georgy, Geordie, Goran, Jorge, Jorges, Jorgen, Jerzy, Jiri, Juro, Jurik, Jur, Jeorg, Jürgen, Jurgen, Jurek, Jorrin, Jurgi, Yegor, Yura, Yurchik, Yurik, Yusha, Yurko, Yoyi, Yuri, Egor, Zhorka, Seiorse 
Georgia  female  Greek  farmer, to work the earth  Georgea, Georgina, Georgianna, Georgine, Georgette, Georgeen, Georgeena, Georgeanne, Georgienne, Giorgia, Georgie, Georgy, Gina, Gerda, Gruzia, Jirka, Jirca, Jirina, Jorgina 
Germain  male  French, Middle English  from Germany; bud  German, Germain, Jarman, Jermyn, Jermain, Jermayne, Jermaine, Jermana 
Grace  female  Latin  grace, blessing  Grazia, Graziana 
Hannah  female  Hebrew  grace of God  Hana, Hanna 
Herman  male  Old German  man of the army  Harman 
Iain  male  Gaelic  God's gracious gift  Ian 
Ilana  female  Hebrew  sunshine  Iyana, Lana, Ana, Ilani 
Iman  female  Arabic  faith, belief  Imani 
Jane  female  Hebrew  gracious, merciful, God is gracious  Shana, Sheena, Shona, Sian, Jana, Jean, Jeanette, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeanie, Jeanise, Jeanita, Janice, Janine, Janet, Janae, Jan, Gianna 
Janisa  female    funny, loveable, hyper child  Janese 
Javier  unisex  French, Arabic  January, enlightened  Janvier, Xavier 
Jelena  female  Russian  shining light  Yelena, Ielena, Elena, Laney, Lena 
Jerrica  female      Jerrianne, Jerrianna 
Joakim  male  Hebrew  the Lord will judge  Joachim, Jochen, Johann 
Joakima  female  Hebrew  the Lord will judge  Joan, Joannie, Joann 
Joanne  female  Hebrew  God is gracious  Joan, Joann, Joanna, Johanna, Giovanna, Juanita, Juaniqua, Johanne, Joas, Jurnel, Joetta, Shawna 
Johann  male  German  God's gracious gift  Janez 
John  male  Hebrew  God is merciful  John, Jonny, Johnny, Jonathan, Juan, Shane, Sean, Jack, Ian, Iain, Ivan, Iwan 
Jolan  female  Hungarian  violet blossom  Jolanta 
Jordane  female  Hebrew  descendant, flowing down  Jordana, Jori, Jordyn, Jordene, Jordann 
Julia  female  Latin  softhaired, youthful, downy-haired, gentle  Julianne, Julianna, Julie, July, Jules, Juliet 
Kaitlyn  female  Celtic  little darling  Kaitlin, Kaitlynne, Kait, Katie, Kaydee, Katlan 
Kane  unisex  Gaelic, Japanese, Hawaiian, Welsh  tribute, warrior; the doubly-accomplished, golden; man, the eastern sky; beautiful  Cathan, Kaine, Kain, Kayne, Keyne, Cane, Cain, Caine, Kainen 
Kara  female  Greek  pure  Karan, Karen, Karyn, Kasia, Katja, Kasen, Kassia, Katoka, Katrien, Kaysa 
Katherine  female  Greek  pure  Katarina, Kate, Kathryn, Kathreen, Katrin, Kathy, Katie, Kate, Katina, Katrina, Karen, Karin, Karyn, Karan, Karon, Kari, Karrie, Karry, Kara, Karina, Caren, Carin, Caryn, Cari, Carrie, Carry, Cara 
Kazanna  female      Kasanna, Kazy, Kazi, Kizzy 
Keane  male  English  sharp, bold  Kean, Keen, Keene 
Keegan  male  Gaelic  little fierce one  Keagan 
Keely  female  Gaelic  beautiful and graceful  Keeley, Kealy, Keel, Keelan, Keeler 
Keenan  male  Gaelic  little ancient one  Kienan, Keanan, Keen 
Kelvin  male  Celtic, Gaelic  name of a river; from the narrow river  Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvyn, Kel 
Kevin  male  Gaelic  gentle, lovable  Kevan, Keven, Kev 
Kieran  male  Gaelic  small and dark-skinned  Kiernan, Kieron, Key, Kerwin, Kirwin, Kerry, Kern, Kerr, Ceirnin, Carra, Ciaran 
Killian  male  Gaelic, Dutch  fight, cell, strife; small water channel  Kilian, Kelian 
Kiran  female  Hindu  ray  Kiranpal 
Knut  male  Danish  kindness  Knute, Knud, Cnut, Cnutte, Canute 
Lakeisha  female  Swahili  favourite one  Lawanna, Latasha, Latoya, Latonya 
Lance  male  Old French, Old German  knight's attendant; land  Lancelot, Launcelot, Ancel 
Lander  male  Middle English, Greek  property owner; lion man  Landor, Landry, Landis, Landers, Landman 
Landon  male  Old English  long hill  Landan, Landen 
Lanette  female      Lanetta 
Lang  male  Old English, Old Norse  long, tall  Langdon, Langford, Langley, Langston, Langhorne, Langtry 
Laura  female  Latin  laurel leaves, honour, fame, spirit  Laure, Lora, Lori, Lorna, Laurie, Lorry, Laurel, Lauren, Lauryn, Lorin, Laurin, Laurien, Loryn, Laureen, Lauranne, Laurena, Lauretta, Laurette, Lorina, Lorene, Lauriette, Loretta, Lorette, Lorita, Lorenza, Lor 
Lawrence  male  Latin  laurel crown  Laurence, Lawrance, Lorenz, Loren, Laurens, Lorin, Lorcan, Lon, Lonnie, Loring, Lawford, Lawley, Lawton, Lawler, Laughton, Lawry, Larry, Laurent, Lorenzo, Lauritz, Lorne, Lawson, Lars, Larson, Larkin, Labhras 
Leander  male  Greek  lion man  Liander, Leandre, Leandro 
Lee  unisex  Old English, Gaelic, Chinese  glade; poet; plum  Leigh, Lea, Leanne, Leeanne, Leigh Anne 
Leith  male  Scottish  wide river  Leathan 
Liana  female  French, Latin  vine, to bind; youth  Lianna, Lianne, Liane, Leana 
Liannaka  female    bringer of Peace, hope  Lan, Lani, Lanna, Anna 
Lily  female  Latin  a flower  Lilian, Lily Ann, Lilian, Lilianne, Liliana, Lilias, Lilly, Lili, Lilia, Lil, Lis 
Livana  female  Greek  goddess  Livanna, Livania, Livanya 
Louise  female  Old German  warrior maiden  Luise, Louisa, Louisiana, Luisa, Loise, Lois, Loyce, Lisette, Luana, Luane, Luwana, Lou, Lu, Lulu, Lulie, Ouise, Ouisa, Eloise, Eloisa, Aloysia, Liusadh 
Lucy  female  Latin  light  Lucie, Lucia, Luce, Lou, Lu, Luza, Luz, Luciana, Lucianna, Lucianne, Lucienne, Lucida, Lucile, Lucille, Lucette 
Luke  male  Latin  bringer of light  Luc, Lucas, Luckas, Luchas, Luca, Luka, Lucais, Lucan, Lucian, Lucien, Lucius, Luciano, Lukyan, Lukian, Lukács 
Lyman  male  Middle English  from the meadow  Leyman 
Madeline  female  Hebrew  woman from Magdala, one who is elevated, a high tower  Marlene, Magdalene, Magdalen, Magdalena, Maigarena, Mayalen, Madeleine, Madleen, Madalynn, Madelynne, Madelaine, Madalena, Madelon, Madelyn, Madlin, Madigan, Marleen, Marlena, Marline, Maighdlin, Maudlin, Malina, Magda, Mady, Maddy, Maddie, Matty, Mala, Mae, May, Lena, Lene, Madeline,Magdaline, Maddalena 
Magnus  male  Latin, Scandinavian  large; the great  Manus, Magnuson, Magnum 
Manfred  male  Old German  man of peace  Manny, Fred 
Manhattan  female  Old English, Scottish  Whiskey  Manny, Manda, Maisie 
Manley  male  Old English  man of the meadow  Manly, Manning, Mansfield, Manton, Manville, Manchester, Manheim 
Manning  male  Old English  son of the hero  Mann, Man 
Manuel  male  Spanish  God is with us  Mano, Manolo, Manny, Mani 
Marcella  female  Latin, French  God of war; little hammer  Marcy, Marcie, Marcelle, Marceline, Marclyn, Marcelin, Marciana 
Marianne  female  Old French  little Mary  Manya , Marianna, Mara, Marian, Marisha, Marilyn, Maire, Marion, Marrion, Mariana, Mariann, Mary-Ann, Maryanne 
Marijan  male  Slowenian    Marian 
Marion  unisex  Hebrew  bitter  Mariano, Mariana 
Marsden  male  Old English  field near water  Marsdon, Marston, Marland, Marley, Marden, Marwood, Mardyth 
Mary  female  Hebrew  bitter  Mari, Merry, Marie, Maria, Miriam, Marian, Mame, Mamie, Maymie, Mayme, May, Mally, Molly, Polly, Mara, Maretta, Marel, Marella, Maren, Marlo, Mariette, Marieta, Meriel, Mimi, Minette, Minnie, Minny, Mitzi, Madonna, Marilla, Marla, Marya, Muriel, Manon, Manette, Marija, Marika, Maire, Mare, Marquita, Maure, Mairin, Mair, Maura, Maureen, Moira, Moire, Moya, Muire, Masha, Mairi, Mariya, Mashia, Mash, Mariath 
Max  male  Latin  the greatest  Maximilien, Maximiliano, Maximus, Maxim, Maximo, Maxfield, Maximino, Maximilian, Maxey, Maxie, Mac, Maxa, Mack, Maks, Maksim, Massimiliano 
Megan  female  Greek, Gaelic, Welsh  mighty, strong able, pearl  Meggy, Meghan, Meagan, Megann, Meggy, Meggie, Meg, Megs, Megless 
Melanctha  female  Greek  black flower  Melantha 
Melancton  male  Greek  black flower  Melanchthon 
Melanie  female  Greek  dressed in black, dark  Melany, Melane, Melani, Melania, Melloney, Melonie, Melony, Milena, Melanya, Mellie, Melly, Mel, Mela 
Michael  male  Hebrew  who is like God  Michail, Mikhail, Mikas, Mikel, Michel, Miguel, Michelangelo, Micah, Michiel, Micha, Mischa, Mitchell, Mitch, Michau, Mikkel, Michel, Michele, Mihon, Mikhos, Mihal, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mike, Mikey, Mickie, Midge, Mihály, Mikó 
Miles  male  Latin, Old German, Greek  soldier; merciful; millstone  Myles, Milo, Milos, Milan, Milah, Miles, Mila 
Millicent  female  Old German  industrious, strength  Millisent, Melicent, Milly, Millie, Mili, Melly, Melisande, Melisenda 
Miranda  female  Latin  extraordinary, to be admired  Myranda, Meranda, Mira, Randy, Mandy 
Misha  female  Hindu, Arabic    Mishan 
Morgan  female  Gaelic, Welsh  white sea; bright, dweller by the sea  Morgana, Morganne, Morganica 
Nancy  female  Hebrew  full of grace  Nancee, Nansey, Nansee, Nana, Nanny, Nan, Nanette, Nannette, Nanine, Nanice, Nance 
Nataniella  female  Hebrew  gift of God  Natanielle, Nathania, Natania, Nathanielle 
Nathaniel  male  Hebrew  gift of God  Nathanael, Nathan, Nataniel, Natan, Nate, Nat, Natty 
Neville  male  Old French  from the new farmland  Nevil, Nevile, Newland, Nev, Nevelson 
Newell  male  Old English, Old French  from the manor; kernel  Newall, Newlin, Newland, Newbold, Newgate, Newton 
Newman  male  Old English  newcomer  Neuman, Neumann, Numen, Newmie 
Nicholas  male  Greek  victorious people  Nicolas, Nikolas, Nikolie, Niko, Nikolaus, Nicklaus, Nicola, Nick, Nicky, Nikki, Nikita, Nickita, Nikos, Nikolai, Nikola, Nicholai, Nicanor, Nikos, Nicos, Nichol, Nichols, Nicolson, Nicol, Nicolo, Nikolos, Nicko, Nicodemus, Nils, Niles, Nixon, Cole, Colin, Colet, Claus, Klaus, Klas, Klaas, Miklós 
Nicia  female  Greek  victorious army  Nicanor 
Nirvana  female  Hindu  deep silence, ultimate bliss  Vana 
Nissa  female  Scandinavian  elf, fairy  Nisse, Nissi, Nissan, Nissim 
Noi  male  Laos  small  Sanoi 
Nolan  male  Gaelic  noble  Nolen, Nolin, Nolyn, Nowlan 
Norman  male  Old French, Old English  man from the north  Normie, Normal, Norm, Norris, Norville, Normand 
Octavius  male  Latin  eighth child  Octavus, Octavio, Octavian, Tavie, Tavy, Oktávián 
Oksana  female  Russian  glory be to God  Oksanochka 
Oran  male  Gaelic, Hebrew  pale one; pine  Orin, Orren, Oren, Orran, Orrin, Oram, Orrie 
Oriana  female  Latin, Greek  dawn; east  Oralia, Orelle, Orlanna, Oria 
Orlando  male  Latin  bright sun  Orly, Lando 
Osbert  male  Old English  inspired, divine  Osborn, Osborne, Osmar, Osmond, Osmund, Osted, Ostric, Osmen, Osman, Ossie 
Oszlár  male  Hungarian    Jazygian 
Owen  male  Old Welsh, Greek  warrior; well born  Owyn, Ewan, Ewen, Owens 
Ozan  male  Turkish    Özcan 
Pandora  female  Greek  talented one  Pan, Dora, Dory, Dorothy, Theodore, Theodora, Endora, Dorothea 
Pansy  female  French  thought  Pansee, Pansie, Pense 
Perry  male  Middle English, Welsh  pear tree; son of Harry  Pierrey, Parry, Perianne, Perian, Perrin, Perin 
Persephone  female  Greek  goddess of the underworld  Persa, Perse, Percy, Fanny 
Philana  female  Greek  adoring  Philene, Philina, Philida, Philantha, Philander, Falana 
Quentin  male  Latin  fifth-born child  Quinton, Quenten, Quenton, Quintin, Quent, Quint, Quinto, Quintilian, Quintus 
Rain  female  Latin  ruler  Raine, Rein, Reign, Raine, Rayne, Rana, Rane, Raina, Ray, Rain 
Rainier  male  Latin  ruler  Rainer, Raner 
Ramsey  male  Old English  ram's land  Ramsay, Ransden 
Randolph  male  Anglo-Saxon  shield, wolf  Randolf, Randall, Randal, Randell, Randl, Randle, Randy, Rankin, Rand, Ran, Randie, Ranulf, Dolf, Dolph 
Ransom  male  Old English, Latin  son of the shield; redeemer  Ransome, Ranson, Rankin, Rance 
Redford  male  Old English  from the red ford  Redfield, Redgrave, Redman, Redwald, Redd, Redding, Red 
Regan  male  Gaelic  little king  Reagan, Rayghun, Reagen, Regen, Regino, Regent 
Regina  female  Latin  queenly  Reggie, Gina, Rina, Regan, Reyna, Reine, Rein, Reina, Rain, Rane, Reyna, Rani, Raina, Rexy 
Rhiamon  female  Welsh  witch  Rhiannon 
Riannon  female  Welsh  great queen, witch, or goddess  Rianne, Riana, Rhiannon 
Richard  male  Old German, Old English  powerful ruler; brave one  Ricard, Ricardo, Richerd, Richman, Ricker, Richmond, Richardson, Rickward, Rickert, Rikkert, Rickard, Richart, Riocard, Ritchie, Rich, Rick, Rickie, Ricky, Rocco, Dick, Dickie, Dicky 
Roderick  male  Old German  famous one  Rodrick, Broderick, Rodrigo, Roderich, Rodrigue, Rodney, Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Rodman, Rodmond, Rory, Rick, Ricky 
Rogan  unisex  Gaelic  red-haired  Roan 
Roland  male  Old German  from the famous land  Rolland, Rowland, Rollan, Rollin, Rollins, Rolando, Rodhlann, Rowe, Rollo, Rolly, Orlando, Rolt, Roland 
Romeo  male  Italian  pilgrim to Rome  Rome, Roman, Romain 
Ronald  male  Old Norse  mighty  Ronnie, Ronny, Ron, Renaldo, Ronan, Naldo 
Rosanne  female  Latin  gracious rose  Rosanna 
Rose  female  Latin, Greek  a flower  Rosa, Rosie, Rosey, Roz, Rozsi, Rosalie, Rosalee, Rosalia, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosina, Rosena, Rasia, Rois, Rosita, Rosebud, Rosabell, Rosly, Roslin, Rosamund, Rosmund, Rosemonde, Rozamund, Roanee, Roanna, Rosaleen, Rosellen, Roselle, Rosella, Rosemary, Rosemarie, Chara, Charo 
Ross  male  Scottish, Anglo-Saxon  from the peninsula; horse  Rossano, Roswald 
Rowena  female  Gaelic, Old English  red-haired; rugged  Rowana 
Roxanne  female  Persian  brilliant one  Roxane, Roxann, Roxanna, Roxie, Roxy, Rox, Roxana 
Ruth  female  Hebrew  compassionate friend  Ruthie, Ruthanne 
Ryan  unisex  Gaelic  little king  Ryen, Rian, Ryanne 
Rylan  male  Old English  dweller in the rye field  Ryland, Ryle, Rycroft, Ryman, Ryton 
Saloman  male  Hebrew  peaceful  Salomi, Solomon, Schlomo, Shlomo, Soloman, Salomon, Salmon, Sholem, Shalom, Solom, Salamon 
Samson  male  Hebrew  like the sun, his ministry  Sampson, Sanson, Sansone, Sam, Sammy 
Sanchay  female  Hindu  collection  Sandhaya, Sandhya 
Sanders  male  Middle English  Alexander's son  Sander, Sandy, Sands, Sanderson, Saunders, Saunderson 
Sandrine  female  Greek  helper and defender of mankind  Sandra 
Sanford  male  Old English  dweller at the sandy ford  Sanborn, Sandy, Sandford 
Sanjeev  male  Hindu    Sanjiv 
Sanjula  female  Hindu  beautiful  Sanjushree, Sohni 
Sanrevelle  female  Portuguese    San, Rev, Revelle, Revla 
Santiago  male  Spanish  supplanter  Santi, Chago, Diego 
Santo  male  Italian  a saint  Santos 
Sanyukta  female  Hindu    Sanjukta 
Sargent  male  Old French  officer, to serve  Sargeant, Sergent, Sarge, Sergeant 
Savanna  female  Old Spanish  from the open plain  Savannah 
Sean  male  Celtic  God's grace  Shawn, Shaun, Sian 
Seanna  female  Celtic  God's grace, sixth  Shawna, Shawny, Shawnie, Shawnna, Shaune, Shauna, Siana, Shay 
Sebastian  male  Latin  revered one  Sebastien, Bastien, Bastian, Sebestyén 
Sebastianne  female  Latin  revered one  Sebastiana, Sebastiane, Sebastiona 
Sezni  male  Breton    Senan, Sane 
Shaine  female  Hebrew  beautiful  Shaina, Shaynah, Shanie, Shayna, Shay, Shanna, Shana 
Shaman  male  Native American  holy man  Schamane 
Shannelle  female  French  channel  Chanel, Shanel, Schannel, Channel, Shannel, Shanelly 
Shannon  female  Irish  wise one, river name  Shan, Shanon, Shanen 
Shantah  female  Hindu  peace, name of a God  Shanta, Shanti 
Shantelle  female  French    Telle, Telly, Shanty 
Shawnnessy  female  Irish, Native American    Saughnessy, O'Shaughnessy, Seannesy 
Sheridon  male  Irish  wild one  Sheridan 
Shoshannah  female  Hebrew  rose  Shoshanna, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shosha 
Silvester  male  Latin  woodman  Sylvester, Sly, Sylvestro, Silvestre, Silvanus, Silas, Syl, Sil, Szilveszter 
Silvia  female  Latin  woodland maid  Sylvia, Silva, Silvie, Sylvie, Sylva, Silvana, Sylvana, Sylwia, Zilvia 
Sinead  female  Irish  gracious  Siobhan 
Sloan  male  Gaelic  warrior  Sloane, Slone 
Stanislaw  male  Polish, Old English  camp glory; stone clearing  Stanislao, Stanislau, Stanislav, Stanislaus, Stanislav, Sztaniszláv, Stanislas, Stanislavsky, Stan, Aineislis, Stasio 
Stanley  male  Old English  from the rocky meadow  Stanly, Stanleigh, Stanbury, Stanberry, Standish, Stanfield, Stanford, Stanhope, Stanmore, Stanton, Stanway, Stanwick, Stanwyck 
Stefania  female  Greek  crown  Stephanie, Stephannie, Stepania, Stephania, Stefanie, Stephana, Stephanya, Steffie, Steffi, Stef, Stepha, Stefa, Fannie, Fanny, Stefka 
Stephen  male  Greek  crown  Steven, Stefan, Stephan, Stepan, Steve, Stevie, Steven, Stefano, Stephens, Stevens, Stevenson, Stephenson, Etienne, Esteban, Estevan, Steffan 
Stokley  male  Old English  from the tree-stump meadow  Stockton, Stockwell, Stockman, Stokley 
Sudarshan  male  Hindu    Sudarsana 
Sullivan  male  Gaelic  black eyes  Sullyvan 
Susan  female  Hebrew  lily  Susannah, Susanne, Susanna, Susi, Suse, Suisan, Suzanne, Suzanna, Sosana, Susette, Suzette, Sue Anne, Sue Ellen, Susy, Susie, Soos, Suzy, Suzie, Soozie, Sue, Sukie, Sukey, Zsa Zsa 
Tancredo  male  Italian  of thoughtful counsel  Tancrede 
Tanya  female  Russian  fairy princess  Tania, Tan, Tani, Tatiana, Tatjana 
Tapanga  female  African, Hebrew  sweet, unpredictable  Tata, Pangi 
Terence  male  Latin  polished, tender  Terrence, Terance, Terencio, Terentius, Terry, Teri, Terris 
Theodora  female  Greek  gift of God  Theora, Theda, Teodora, Theodosia, Thedora, Tedra, Feodora, Fedora, Dora, Theone, Theophania, Theophilia 
Thurlow  male  Old English  from Thor  Thorald, Thorbert, Thorburn, Thorley, Thurmon, Thurman, Thurmond, Thurber, Thormond, Torold, Terrell 
Thurston  male  Norse  Thor's stone  Thurstin, Turstan 
Tia  female  Spanish, Greek  aunt, princess  Tianna, Tiana 
Tiernan  male  Celtic, Gaelic  lord  Tierney, Tyrnan 
Tiffany  female  Old French  appearance of God  Tiff, Tifany, Tiphany, Tifanee, Tiffy, Tiffie, Fanny 
Titus  male  Greek  of the giants  Tito, Titan 
Truman  male  Old English  disciple  Truesdale, True, Trueman 
Tucker  male  Middle English  tailor  Tuckman, Tuck 
Tye  male  Old English  enclosed  Tie, Tigh, Tighe, Tiegh, Tynan, Tai 
Uland  male  Teutonic  noble country  Ulandus 
Ultan  male  Celtic  ravine  AltŠn 
Urban  male  Latin  from the city  Urbano, Urbanus, Urbaine, Urbane 
Valentine  female  Latin  good health  Valentina, Valeda, Valina, Vally, Val, Valtina, Valentiane 
Valerie  female  Old French, Latin  valor, strong  Valeria, Valery, Valerian, Vally, Vallie, Val, Valarie, Vallerie 
Vanessa  female  Greek  a butterfly  Vannia, Vanna, Vannie, Vanora, Nessa, Nessie, Nessy, Venissa 
Vanya  female  Russian  gracious gift of God  Wanja, Vanja, Vania, Wania, Wanya 
Varden  male  Old French  from the green hill  Vartan 
Vivian  female  Latin  living, lively  Vivien, Vivianne, Viviana, Vivienne, Vyvyan, Vivyen, Vivyan, Viviana, Vivie, Viv, Vibiana, Viveca 
Wakefield  male  Old English  wet field  Wake, Wakeley, Wakeman 
Wanda  female  Old German  wanderer  Wenda, Wandis, Wendeline, Wendy, Vanda 
Whit  male  Old English  white  White, Whitey, Whitcomb, Whitby, Whitelaw, Whitfield, Whitford, Whitley, Whitlock, Whitman, Whitmore,Whittaker 
Xan  male  Galician    Xian, Xoan 
Yalamanchi    Hindu    Yalamanchili, Yalamanchilli 
Yan  male  Hebrew  God's grace  Yann, Yannic, Yanni 
Yancy  male  Native American  yankee  Yank 
Yanis  male  Hebrew  God's gift  Yannis 
Yannick  male  French    Yannig, Vann 
Yolanda  female  Greek  violet flower, modest  Yolande, Yolantha, Iolanthe, Iolande, Eolande, Jolanda, Jolaunda, Jo, Yo, Landa 
Yves  male  Teutonic  yew, archer  Yvo, Ives, Yvan 
Zan  female  Hebrew    Zanette 
Zandra  female  Greek  defender of mankind  Zandria, Andria, Andra 
Zora  female  Slavic  golden dawn  Zorah, Zoradah, Zohra, Zarya, Zoranna, Zorina, Zoriana, Zori, Zorie, Zorry 
Zsa Zsa  female  Hungarian  rose, lilly  Zsusanna, Zsuzsanna, Zuzanny 

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