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Names starting with Ar

Arrixaka - Basque name meaning "virgin."
Ardiana - Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Ardiaea.
Arun -  Hindi name meaning "redness of the rising sun." In mythology, this is the name of the charioteer of the rising sun. He is said to be a cripple having no thighs.
Ardita - Feminine form of Albanian Ardit, meaning "golden day."
Arleen - Variant spelling of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Arke - Yiddish form of Hebrew Aharown, meaning "light-bringer."
Artemus - Variant spelling of Greek Artemas, meaning "gift of Artemis."
Aristotle - Latin form of Greek Aristoteles, meaning "best purpose."
Arthmael - Old Breton name composed of the Celtic elements arth "bear, warrior," and mael "chief, prince," hence "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
Aranck - Native American Algonquin name meaning "stars."
Árpád - Hungarian name meaning "seed."
Arseni - Variant spelling of Russian Arseniy, meaning "virile."
Arvid -  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Arnbjorg - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and bjorg "protection," hence "eagle protection."
Archana - Hindi name meaning "dedication."
Arnlaug - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnlaugr, meaning "eagle vow."
Árni - Old Norse name meaning "eagle."
Arran - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
Arvel - Welsh name meaning "wept over."
Arcadius - Latin form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Arnlaugr - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and laug "promise, vow," hence "eagle vow."
Arshavir -  Armenian name meaning "attack; rush; storm."
Aridaios - Greek name of Persian origin, meaning "strong." 
Arisu - Japanese form of Alice, meaning "noble sort."
Aranrhod - Welsh name derived from proto-Celtic *arganto-rota, meaning "huge/round/humped wheel." In the Mabinogi, this is the name of the daughter of Beli Mawr, and mother of the twins Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes. 
Ardeshir - Middle Persian form of Old Persian Artachshatra,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
Arevshad - Armenian name meaning "filled with sun."
Aresti - Basque name meaning "instant."
Artaxes - Contracted form of Greek Artaxerxes,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
Artashir - Armenian form of Persian Ardeshir,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." This is the name of the founder of theArtaxiad dynasty.
Ardiy - Hebrew name meaning "I shall subdue." In the bible, this is the name of a son or grandson of Benjamin. 
Archer - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, of Old French archier, from Latin arcuarius "bow," hence "bowman" or "maker of bows."
Artemos - Spartan form of Greek Artemis ("safe and sound"), but derived from the word artemos, meaning "cutter" or "cook."
Artturi - Finnish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Aruna - Alternate name for Hindi Arun, the charioteer of the sun, meaning "redness of the rising sun." 
Arkina - Armenian name meaning "priceless."
Arnoldo - Italian form of Latin Arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."
Arryn - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
Arnkell - Old Norse name composed of the elements ari "eagle" and ketill "cauldron, kettle," hence "eagle kettle." 
Ariston - Greek name derived from the word aristos, meaning "best, most excellent."
Arnborgh - Old form of Swedish Arnborg, meaning "eagle protection."
Arthfael - Welsh form of Old Breton Arthmael, meaning "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
Arkadiy - Russian form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia."
Arsenii - Russian form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."
Arphaxad - Greek form of Hebrew Arpakshad, possibly meaning "by the border of Asia." In the bible, this is a place name and the name of a son of Shem.
Artaxerxes - Greek form of Persian Artachshatra (Hebrew Artachshashta), meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Xerxes as emperor of Persia.
Ariadna - Spanish form of Greek Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arnlaugur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnlaugr, meaning "eagle vow."
Arden - English unisex name derived from a place name meaning "eagle valley."
Arttu - Pet form of Finnish Artturi, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Artyom - Russian form of Greek Artemisios, a name derived from the name of the goddess Artemis, meaning "safe and sound."
Arben - Variant form of Albanian Arber, a derivative of the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. 
Arapmoi - African Nandi name meaning "son of war."
Arlind - Albanian name meaning "gold."
Arnwald - Frankish German name composed of the elements aro "eagle" and wald "power, ruler, wield," hence "eagle power."
Arturo - Italian and Spanish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Arsenio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Arsenius, meaning "virile."
Arcadia - Feminine form of Latin Arcadius, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Arduino - Italian form of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend." 
Arabell - Variant spelling of Scottish Arabel, meaning "lovable." 
Arne - Medieval short form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Arnie - Pet form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Arlene - Variant spelling of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Arlyn - Cornish name composed of the elements ar "war" and lyn (also lin and lo) "pool, water," hence "water battle."
Araceli - Spanish name meaning "altar of the sky."
Arnau - Catalan form of Latin Arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."
Argider - Basque name composed of the elements argi "light" and eder "beautiful," hence "light of beauty."
Arluin - Variant spelling of Norman French Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
Arnost - Bohemian form of Old German Ernust, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Arima - Basque name meaning "soul."
Arlette - Probably a Norman French double diminutive form of the German word arn "eagle," hence "tiny little eagle."
Ariadnê - Greek name meaning "utterly pure." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of King Minos.
Artemis - Greek name derived from the word artémes (αρτέμης), meaning "safe and sound." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister to Apollo. 
Arny - Pet form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Arnljot - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnljótr, meaning "eagle bright."
Arjan -   Albanian name meaning "golden life." Also spelled Arian. 
Arlen -   Celtic name meaning "pledge."
Arnold - English name derived from French Arnaud, meaning "eagle power." 
Arianna - Italian form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arman -   Kazakh name meaning "dream."
Arevalous - Armenian name meaning "sunlight."
Aristarkh - Russian form of Greek Aristarkhos, meaning "best ruler."
Art -   English short form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man."
Armel - French form of Welsh Arthfael, Old Breton Arthmael, meaning "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
Arethousa - Greek name meaning "the waterer." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Hesperides, and a water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nereus, who was pursued by Alpheus, the river god. Artemis changed her into a fountain.
Aroha - New Zealand Maori name meaning "love."
Arawn - Welsh myth name of the Lord of Annwn ("un-world; under-world"), possibly meaning "unrestrained wildness."
Artachshatra - Persian name meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Khshayarsha as emperor of Persia. His Hebrew name is Artachshashta.
Armin - German name derived from Latin Arminius, meaning "army man."
Armando - Spanish form of German Harmand, meaning "bold/hardy man."
Arcelia - Variant form of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
Aretha - American English name probably having the same etymology as Cornish Areta, meaning "excellence, virtue."
Arjuna - Hindi name meaning "white." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Indra.
Arantxa - Basque name meaning "thorn-bush." 
Arkhip - Russian form of Greek Archippos, meaning "master of horses."
Arielle - Feminine form of English unisex Ariel, meaning "lion of God."
Archippus - Latin form of Greek Archippos, meaning "master of horses."
Arseniy - Variant spelling of Russian Arseniy, meaning "virile."
Arcangelo - Italian name meaning "archangel."
Arline - English short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Arianne - French form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arlinda - Feminine form of Albanian Arlind, meaning "gold."
Argyris - Variant spelling of Greek Argyros, meaning "silvery."
Arethusa - Latin form of Greek Arethousa, meaning "the waterer."
Arkell - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Arnkell, meaning "eagle kettle."
Arvidh - Swedish form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Arlie - Pet form of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Ardian - Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Ardiaei.
Arisha - Pet form of Russian Arina, meaning "peace."
Arto - Pet form of Finnish Artturi, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Aranka - Hungarian form of Latin Aurelia, meaning "golden."
Artea - Basque name meaning "evergreen."
Aristodemus - Latin form of Greek Aristodemos, meaning "best of the people."
Arta - Albanian name, possibly from the Greek city name, meaning "golden."
Arnþor - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnþórr, meaning "eagle of Thor."
Artemisia - Feminine form of Latin Artemisius, meaning "safe and sound."
Artachshashta - Hebrew form of Persian Artachshatra, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Xerxes as emperor of Persia.
Aries - Latin name meaning "ram." The ram in the Aries constellation is probably the same ram from Greek mythology whose golden fleece was the quest of Jason and the Argonauts.
Aristodeme - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "excellence" and demos "the people," hence "excellence of the people." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Priam, king of Troy.
Ares - Greek myth name of the son of Zeus and Hera. Identified with Roman Mars. Derived from the Greek word ares, meaning "battle strife; ruination."
Ariana -   English variant spelling of Italian Arianna, meaning "utterly pure."
Arabela - Variant spelling of Scottish Arabella, meaning "lovable."
Arev - Armenian name meaning "sun."
Artemisios - Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Artemis, meaning "safe and sound."
Aric - Variant spelling of English Eric, meaning "ever-ruler."
Aristophanes - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and phanes "appearing," hence "best appearance."
Arnborg - Swedish form of Old Norse Arnbjorg, meaning "eagle protection." 
Arnas - Basque name meaning "breath."
Arthur - Celtic Arthurian legend name of a famous King of Britain. The name is of obscure etymology, possibly composed of Welsh art/arth "bear" and Brittonic gur "man," hence "bear-man." The earliest mention of him is in Welsh texts, where he is never called "king," but rather dux bellorum, meaning "war leader." Medieval Welsh texts call him ameraudur "emperor" which could also mean "war leader." In early Welsh works the word art was used as a figurative synonym for "warrior." 
Aras - Lithuanian unisex name meaning "intelligence of an eagle."
Arnaude - Feminine form of French Arnaud, meaning "eagle power."
Aristaeus - Latin form of Greek Aristaios, meaning "excellence." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Apollo and a mortal woman. He was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by Gaia. 
Archelaos - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and laos "people," hence "master of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Herod the Great.
Aryeh - Hebrew name meaning "lion." In the bible, this is the name of an officer of king Pekahiah. 
Aron - Polish form of Hebrew Aharown, meaning "light-bringer."
Arjana - Feminine form of Albanian Arjan, meaning "golden life."
Arista - Feminine form of Latin Aristaeus, meaning "excellence." 
Aryana - Modern variant spelling of English Ariana, meaning "utterly pure."
Arkadi - Variant spelling of Russian Arkadiy, meaning "of Arcadia."
Arakel - Armenian name meaning "to send."
Arata - Japanese name meaning "fresh."
Aroldo - Italian form of English Harold, meaning "army leader."
Arvin - Possibly a variant spelling of English Irvin, meaning "fresh water" or "green water."
Aristarkhos - Variant spelling of Greek Aristarchos, meaning "best ruler."
Arron - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
Ardol - Welsh name composed of the elements ar "upon" and dol "vale," hence "upon the vale."
Arkady - Variant spelling of Russian Arkadiy, meaning "of Arcadia."
Arevig - Armenian name meaning "like the sun."
Arian -   Norwegian form of Latin Adrianus, meaning "from Hadria." 
Areta - Old Cornish name of Greek origin, derived from the word aretē, meaning "excellence, virtue."
Arina - Variant spelling of Russian Irina, meaning "peace."
Arion - Greek name meaning "martial; war-horse." In mythology, this is the name of the horse Hercules gave to Adrastos; it was a horse of Neptune which he brought out of the earth by striking it with his trident. Its right feet were those of a human. It spoke with a human voice and ran with incredible speed. 
Arieh - Anglicized form of Hebrew Aryeh, meaning "lion." In the bible, this is the name of an officer of king Pekahiah. 
Arsen - Armenian form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."
Ardit - Albanian name meaning "golden day."
Armelle - Feminine form of French Armel, meaning "stone prince."
Arwel - Welsh name meaning "prominent."
Arpi - Armenian name meaning "sunshine."
Arwa - Arabic name meaning "mountain goats."
Arsenius - Latin form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."
Argi - Basque name meaning "light." 
Arnoldus - Latin form of Frankish German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."
Ariñe - Basque name meaning "light."
Arsenios - Greek name meaning "virile."
Artie - English pet form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Archimbaud - French form of German Archimbald, meaning "genuine courage."
Artemisius - Latin form of Greek Artemisios, meaning "safe and sound."
Arber - Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. Arber was the original name of the country Albania.
Aravinda - Hindi name meaning "lotus."
Arberie - Feminine form of Albanian Arber, a name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. Arber was the original name of the country Albania.
Artoun - Armenian name meaning "awake."
Arrats - Basque unisex name meaning "early evening; dusk."
Arnviður - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Arshalous - Armenian name meaning "dawn."
Arminius - Latin form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." This name was borne by the Teutonic national leader Arminius the Cheruscan, mentioned by Tacitus. 
Armenouhi - Feminine form of Armenian Armen, meaning "from Armenia." 
Arianrhod - Modern form of Welsh Aranrhod ("huge/round/humped wheel"), but having a different origin and meaning, composed of the Welsh elements arian "silver" and rhod "wheel," hence "silver wheel."
Argiñe - Feminine form of Basque Argi, meaning "light."
Arnþórr -  Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and the name of the god Thor (Þórr), hence "eagle of Thor."
Arzu - Persian name meaning "desire."
Artúr - Hungarian form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Aristoboulos - Greek name meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
Arkadiusz - Polish form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia."
Archelaus - Latin form of Greek Archelaos, meaning "master of the people." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Herod the Great.
Arienne - French form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arrigo - Italian form of German Hariric, meaning "army ruler."
Arnaud - Norman French form of German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."
Arrosa - Basque name meaning "rose."
Aracely - Variant spelling of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
Armas - Finnish name meaning "beloved."
Aristarchus - Latin form of Greek Aristarchos, meaning "best ruler." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.
Arabel - Scottish form of English Amabel, meaning "lovable."
Aristomache - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "excellence" and mache "battle," hence "excellent battle." 
Arachne - Greek myth name of a young girl who was turned into a spider by Athena, meaning "spider."
Archimedes - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and medomai "to think or be mindful of," hence "master thinker."
Araminta - Literary name, possibly inspired by the Greek name Amynta meaning "defender."
Arousyag - Armenian name meaning "morning star; Venus."
Arotza - Basque name meaning "carpenter."
Armo -   Finnish name meaning "grace." 
Arnviðr - Old Norse name composed of the elements ari "eagle" and viðr "tree," hence "eagle tree."
Aristocles - Latin form of Greek Aristokles, meaning "best glory."
Arin - Variant spelling of English Erin, meaning "Ireland." Compare with masculine Arin.
Ariella - Feminine form of English unisex Ariel, meaning "lion of God."
Aristodemos - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and demos "the people," hence "best of the people." This was the name of a ruthless tyrant who ruled Elis for six months, exterminating all opposition and stealing their properties. He was finally assassinated; the Eleans erected a statue at Olympia to Kylon, the man who killed him. 
Arndt - Short form of German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."
Arabella -   Italian name meaning "answered prayer." 
Arundhati - Hindi name meaning "unrestrained." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the night, the sky, and the stars. She was the wife of the sage Vasistha, and is identified with the morning star.
Armen -   Armenian name meaning "from Armenia."
Arnljótur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnljótr, meaning "eagle bright."
Artemidorus - Latin form of Greek Artemidoros, meaning "gift of Artemis."
Argyros - Greek name derived from the word argyros, meaning "silvery." 
Aracelis - Variant form of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
Artemas - Contracted form of Greek Artemidoros, meaning "gift of Artemis." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a friend of Paul.
Ardon - Anglicized form of Hebrew Ardown, meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.
Ardal - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Árdghal, meaning "high valor."
Aristarchos - Greek name composed of the elements aristo "best, excellent" and archo "chief, leading, ruling," hence "best ruler." In the bible, this is the name of a companion of Paul. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.
Artemidoros - Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Artemis, and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Artemis."
Aristoteles - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and telos "purpose," hence "best purpose." 
Arturas - Lithuanian form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Artaxias - Greek form of Persian Ardeshir, the name of the founder of theArtaxiad dynasty,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
Arkadios - Greek name meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Aristobulus - Latin form of Greek Aristoboulos, meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
Arye - Variant spelling of Hebrew Aryeh, meaning "lion." 
Aristaios - Greek name meaning "excellence." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Apollo and a mortal woman. He was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by Gaia. 
Archippos - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and hippos "horse," hence "master of horses."
Arnljótr - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and ljótr "bright, shining," hence "eagle bright."
Arnbjørg - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnbjorg, meaning "eagle protection." 
Artsan - Armenian name meaning "statue."
Aristeides - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and eidos "physique," hence "best physique." [Note: the word eidos is usually said to mean "kind; sort," but it has many other meanings as well. Most important is its literal meaning, "something that is seen," usually referring to the human body. For example, in medicine the term refers to the physical health of the body, especially the outward appearance which "can be seen."] 
Artachsharta - Variant spelling of Persian Artachshatra, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
Artizar - Unisex name meaning"morning star; Venus."
Arvo - Finnish name meaning "benefit, worth."
Ardown - Hebrew name meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.
Aristides - Latin form of Greek Aristeides, meaning "best physique."
Artzai - Basque name meaning "shepherd."
Árdghal - Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements ard "high" and gal "valor," hence "high valor."
Arisztid - Hungarian form of Latin Aristides, meaning "best physique."
Arpakshad - Hebrew name of foreign origin, possibly meaning "by the border of Asia." In the bible, this is a place name and the name of a son of Shem.
Artzouig - Armenian name meaning "eaglet."
Arundel - English form of French Hirondelle, meaning "swift as a swallow." This is the name of the horse of Bevis of Southampton.
Aristide - French form of Latin Aristides, meaning "best physique."
Arlie - Variant spelling of English Arley, meaning "rocky meadow." 
Arnošt -  Czech form of Old German Ernust, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Arrats - Basque unisex name meaning "early evening; dusk."
Ariadne - Latin form of Greek Ariadnê, meaning "utterly pure." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of King Minos.
Artizar - Unisex name meaning"morning star; Venus."
Artur - Early English form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Arnbjörg - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnbjorg, meaning "eagle protection." 
Aras - Lithuanian unisex name meaning "intelligence of an eagle."
Arden - English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Celtic ard, meaning "high," hence "from the high place." 

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