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First Name Directory - Starting with A

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

Ananya is the common English spelling of two Indian given names: the masculine अनन्य ananya and the feminine अनन्या ananyā. They originate in the Sanskrit language where the meaning is "having no equivalent" and "unique". The name is popular among people of Bengal. It is also used as a surname.
Apoorva or Apurva is the common English spelling of two related Indian given names: the feminine अपूर्वा apūrvā and the masculine अपूर्व apūrva. The masculine name is often spelled Apurv or Apoorv, as in many modern Indo-Aryan languages it is pronounced without the vowel at the end, for example in Hindi: [ɐpuːrv]. In Sanskrit apūrva and apūrvā are respectively the masculine and feminine forms of the adjective meaning 'unprecedented', 'new', 'extraordinary'.
Anu is a feminine given name and surname found independently in several cultures. The Indian name is a short form of Anuradha. The Finnish name is derived from the Karelian variant of the name Anna, which became popular in Finland after Kersti Bergroth's play Anu ja Mikko of 1932.
Aishwarya (in Devanagari : ऐश्वर्या aiśvarya) is a popular Hindu Indian feminine given name, which means "prosperity" and "wealth".
Akhila (in Devanagari: अखिला akhilā) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian feminine given name, which means "whole" or "complete". It is also considered a male name in Sri Lanka. Notable persons with the name include:
Amrit (Sanskrit, IAST: amṛta) or Amata (Pali) is a word that literally means "immortality" and is often referred to in texts as nectar. Amṛta is etymologically related to the Greek ambrosia and carries the same meaning. The word's earliest occurrence is in the Rigveda, where it is one of several synonyms for soma, the drink which confers immortality upon the gods.
Anjali (Devanagari : अञ्जली; अंजली) is a Sanskrit word that means "divine offering". It is not only a given name, but also the name given to the greeting between Hindus, Buddhists and other religions on the Indian Continent: hands folded together.
Ankita is a Sanskrit word meaning "marked". As with any adjective in the language, it can take on a nominal form. The word is often used as a name, typically because of its extended meaning as "one with auspicious signs"engraving". Further explanation:
Anupama (in Devanagari : अनुपमा anupamā) is a Hindu feminine given name, whose meaning in Sanskrit is "incomparable", "excellent".
Arpita is an Indian name for a female. In Hindi language, it means dedication to the divine (God). Some devote flowers to God, their service to the poor and even devote their complete lives to a cause or belief.
Arti (also spelled Aarti, Aarthi or Arati) (in Devanagari: आरती ārtī) is a Hindu feminine given name, derived from the ritual with the same name. Notable people with the name include:
Arundhati is an Indian given name. Notable people with the name include:
Ayeshma, also spelled Aishma (Sinhalese: අයෙශ්මා / A-yesh-mah) is a feminine given name that derives from the South Asian region. It stands for The Lady Who Brings The Light. Specifically it's known to be a common variant spelling in countries with a high population of Buddhists and Sikhs like Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. Note that "Ayesha" and "Ayeshma" have nothing in common, as "Ayesha" is a name that originates from the Middle Eastern region.
Ayindri is one of many names of the Hindu goddess Durga. Maa Durga is worshipped in a festival in Kolkata, India, during the Sharad month of the Hindu calendar (generally September–October) every year.
Anjana (Sanskrit: अंजना, Añjanā) was the mother of Hanuman, one of the heroes of the Indian epic Ramayana. According to one version of the story, Anjana was an APSARA named Punjikastala, who came to Earth and married Kesari, a monkey Chief. Vayu, God of the wind, felt in his travels over the Earth one day attracted by her. Hanuman brought forth by their community.
Aditi is an Indian female name.

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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