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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.


Amir
Amir (also spelled Ameer or Emir, Arabic: أمير‎‎, Turkish: Emir, Persian: امير‎‎, Hebrew: אמיר‎‎, pronounced [aːmˈiːr]) is a masculine name with three meanings, one is Arabic/Hebraic origin derived from the three letters AMR which means 'to give orders' or a "Prince". The title Emir in Arabic, which is essentially the same word as Amir, therefore means: "one who gives orders". It also means summit of a tree in Hebrew or a pile of harvested wheet (עמיר); and other one in Persian is pronounced in the same way but it has a different meaning, it consists of two parts; "A" which means "Un" and "mir" which is the root of the verb "Mordan مُرَدن" ( to die ), so Amir in Persian means the one who [his spirit and his memory] will never die.[citation needed]
Abd al-Aziz
Abd al-Aziz (Arabic: عبد العزيز‎‎, DMG: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz), frequently also transliterated Abdul Aziz, is a male Muslim given name and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Aziz. The name means "servant of the Almighty", Al-Azīz being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Baqi
Abdul Baqi (Arabic: عبد الباقى ‎‎) is a male Muslim given name. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Baqi. The name means "servant of the Everlasting", Al-Bāqi being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Halim
Abdul Halim (Arabic: عبد الحليم‎‎) is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Halim. The name means "servant of the all-clement", Al-Halīm being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Hamid
Abdul Hamid (Arabic: عبد الحميد ‎‎) is a Muslim male given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Ḥamid. The name means "servant of the All-laudable", al-Ḥamīd being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Haq
Abdul Haq (Arabic: عبد الحق ‎‎) is a Muslim male given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Haqq. The name means "servant of the Truth", Al-Haqq being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Jamil
Abdul Jamil (Arabic: عبد الجميل ‎‎) (also spelled Abdülcemil) is a Muslim given name of Arabic origin, made from the elements Abd, al- and Jamil, meaning servant of the beautiful one.
Abdul Karim
Abdul Karim (Arabic: عبد الكريم‎‎) is a Muslim male given name and, in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Karim. The name means "servant of the most Generous", Al-Karīm being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Latif
Abdul Latif (Arabic: عبد اللطيف‎‎) is a Muslim male given name and, in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Latif. The name means "servant of the All-gentle", Al-Latīf being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Majid
Abdul Majid (Arabic: عبد المجيد ‎‎) is a Muslim male given name and, in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Majid. The name means "servant of the All-glorious", Al-Majīd being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Malik
Abdul Malik (Arabic: عبد الملك‎‎) is an Arabic (Muslim or Christian) male given name and, in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Malik. The name means "servant of the King", in the Christian instance 'King' meaning 'King of Kings' as in Jesus Christ and in Islam,Al-Malik being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abdul Qadir
Abdul Qadir, Abd al-Qadir or Abdulkadir (Arabic: عبد القادر‎‎) is a male Muslim given name. It is formed from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Qadir. The name means "servant of the powerful", Al-Qādir being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abd al-Rahman
Abd al-Rahman or Abd ar-Rahman (Arabic: عبد الرحمن‎‎ or occasionally عبد الرحمان; DMG ʿAbd ar-Raḥman) is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Rahman. The name means "servant of the most merciful", ar-Rahman being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
Abidin
Abidin or Abdin is both an Arabic given name and surname, meaning "worshippers". Notable people with the name include:
Adel
Adel (also transliterated as Adil, Arabic: عادل‎‎) is an Arabic male name that is derived from the Arabic word Adl, which means fairness and justice.It is commonly used in Muslim countries, and sometimes used by Coptic Christians throughout the Middle East.
Aladdin
Aladdin (Arabic: علاء الدين‎‎, ʻAlāʼ ad-Dīn) (various spellings and transliterations) is a male given name which means "nobility of faith" or "nobility of religion". It is one of a large class of names ending with ad-Din. The name may refer to:
Ali Reza
Ali Reza [æliː ɾeˈzɒː] (also transliterated as Ali Rizah, Ali Rıza [ɑliː ɾɯˈzɑ], or Alireza, Arabic: علي رضا‎‎) is a masculine given name. Ali al-Ridha was the seventh descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and therefore the name and its variant transliterations are common throughout the Muslim world. It is a common name among notable Iranians, Arabs and Turks.
Asem
Asim (also spelled Aasim, Asim, Asem Arabic: عاصم‎‎ ‘āṣim) is a male given name of Arabic origin, which means "protector, guardian, defender." This same word also means "a word, a message" in Akan, spoken by Akans and by inhabitants of Suriname. Asem is also a female given name of Kazakh origin, which means "beauty, beautiful, refined, graceful, elegant, excellent, splendid, magnificent." It is not related to the Indian given name Asim.
Ata
Ata is the anglicized form of several names.
Atif
Atif (also spelled Atef, Arabic: عاطف‎‎) is a masculine Arabic name generally used in the Muslim world, it means "the kind one".
Atiq
Atiq (also transliterated as Ateek, Ateeq, Attiq, Atik, or Attique, Arabic: عتیق‎‎) is a male Arabic given name, the name is used in the Quran. Means antique and the name is also used in Asia and Middle Eastern countries.
Azmi
Arif
Arif (also spelled Aref in Persian, Arabic: عارف‎‎ or Arief in Indonesian) is a common male given name in various Muslim countries, such as Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey. In early Islam It can also refer to a man who has been taught customary law and entrusted with certain duties. Distributing stipends to the warriors, collecting blood money, guarding the interest of orphans, and assisting in controlling of the markets.
Afshin
Afshin (Persian: افشین‎‎ / Afšīn; Turkish: Afşın or Afşin) is a common Persian, Turkish and Urdu "Afsheen"given name, which is a modern Persian word derived from Avestan. Historically, it has been the princely title of the rulers of Ošrūsana at the time of the Muslim conquest. The Afshins of Ošrūsana were an Iranian princedom in Central Asia of whom the later Abbasid general Afšin Ḵayḏar bin Kāvus is the most famous.
Aydın
Aydın (pronounced [ˈajdɯn], also spelled Aidin, Ajdin, Aiden, Ayden, or Aydin, Persian: آیدین‎‎) is a male given name, meaning enlightened and bright in Turkic Azeri and Turkish, it may refer to:
Akagündüz
Akagündüz is a Turkish given name and surname, which may refer to
Akdemir
Akdemir is both a Turkish surname and a masculine Turkish given name. Notable people with the name include:
Akın
Akın (pronounced [ˈakɯn]) is a Turkish name, meaning 'flood', 'stream', 'attack', and may refer to:
Alişan
Alişan is an uncommon Turkish male first name.
Alp
Alp is a common masculine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Alp" means "Stouthearted", "Brave", "Chivalrous", "Daredevil", "Valorous", and/or "Gallant".
Alparslan
Alpaslan
Alpay
Alpay is a masculine Turkish given name, and a surname. It derives from "alp". In Turkish, "alp" means "stouthearted", "brave", "chivalrous", "daredevil", "valorous", and/or "gallant".
Alper
Alper is a common masculine Turkish given name. It is composed of the two words alp and er. In Turkish, "Alp" means "Stouthearted", "Brave", "Chivalrous", "Daredevil", "Valorous", and/or "Gallant". The second, er means soldier or male. Additionally Alper is used as an adjective for an ancient legendary Turkish commander; Alp Er Tunga who lived around 300 B.C.
Altuğ
Altuğ is a Turkish masculine given name and a Turkish surname.
Anıl
Anıl is a Turkish masculine given name. Notable persons with the name include:
Apak
Apak is a Turkish masculine given name and surname.
Arat
Arat is a Turkish male given name and also a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Arda
Arda is a male name used in Turkey; a female Armenian given name; and, separately, a given name of Old English origin.
Artun
Artun is a masculine Turkish given name. Notable people with the name include:
Aşık
Aşık is a Turkish name and may refer to:
Atay
Atay (IPA: [aˈtaj]) is a masculine Turkish given name, it is also spelled as Atai in some cultures, it may refer to:
Attila
Attila is a popular masculine name in both Hungary and Turkey. Another version of Attila in Hungary is Etele, the female equivalent of which is Etelka. Another version of Attila used in Turkish is Atilla.
Avni
Ayberk
Ayberk is a common masculine Turkish given name. It is composed of "Ay" and "Berk". In Turkish, "Ay" means "Moon". "Berk" means "Lightning", "Strong", or "Leaf" (rarely). Therefore, "Ayberk" means "Lightning like brightness of the moon".
Aydemir
Aydoğan
Aydoğan is a Turkish name and may refer to:
Ayik
Ayık is a Turkish given name for males and a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Aykut
Aykut is a Turkish masculine name and may refer to:


Aytek
Aytek is a Turkish masculine given name. The name is composed by one word and a suffix: Ay and -tek. In Turkish, "Ay" means Moon, and the suffix, "-tek" originally comes from Old Turkic suffix "-teg", which gives the meaning of "-like". The meaning of the name therefore is "like the Moon" or "Moonlike", or particularly "unique and/or bright like the Moon".
Ayvaz
Ayvaz is both a masculine Turkish given name and a Turkish surname. Notable people with the name include:
Adıvar
AA is a Turkish male first name and family name. The name means "he has made himself a name".
Afschar
The AAA (more also also: tribesmen, modern Turkish spelling: Afshar, Persian افشار DMG bibliographer) were a major tribe of the Oghuz, which in turn belong to the Turkic people.
Akbay
Akbay is a Turkish male first name and family name with the meaning "a honest rich man". The name is formed of elements ak (white, pure, undefiled) and bay (Mr) with the literal meaning "a white, i.e. stainless gentleman".
Akbulut
Abalos (Turkish for "white cloud") is a Turkish male first name and family name, formed from the elements ak (white) and bulut (cloud).
Akçam
Akçam is a Turkish male first name and family name ak formed from the Turkish elements, and çam.
Akdağ
Akdağ is a Turkish male first name and family name. The name ("White Mountain") stands for the snow-covered mountain peaks.
Akgün
Akgün is a Turkish male first name and family name meaning "the happy day"; "a beautiful day".
Akkan
Abatai is a Turkish male first name and family name and means "unimpeachable sources" (literally: "Pure blood").
Akman
Abbas is a Turkish male first name and family name. The name means "beautiful, clean, white man" or "old man".
Aktaş
Aktas (Turkish: ak the "white stone", formed from the elements and taş) is a Turkish male first name and family name.
Aktürk
Abbas is a Turkish male first name and family name meaning "bright Turk". Figuratively, it means "noble, sincere and flawless Turk".
Akyel
Abbas is a Turkish male first name and family name.
Akyol
Akyol is a Turkish male first name and family name. Abbas means 'Right way' (تو. "White way").
Akyüz
Abbas is a Turkish male first name and family name. Is the name of a sincere person, owns the Namus and Şeref.
Albayrak
Abbasi is a Turkish given name meaning "the flag of Turkey" al (red) formed from the elements, and bayrak (flag, flag), which occurs more frequently as a surname.
Aldemir
Abbey is a Turkish male first name and family name. Abbey called "Iron in the heated State" in Turkish.





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