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Names starting with Ar

Artaxes - Contracted form of Greek Artaxerxes,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
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. 
Arakel - Armenian name meaning "to send."
Arsenii - Russian form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."
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.
Arta - Albanian name, possibly from the Greek city name, meaning "golden."
Arberie - Feminine form of Albanian Arber, a name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. Arber was the original name of the country Albania.
Aras - Lithuanian unisex name meaning "intelligence of an eagle."
Arwa - Arabic name meaning "mountain goats."
Arienne - French form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Aracely - Variant spelling of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
Artashir - Armenian form of Persian Ardeshir,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." This is the name of the founder of theArtaxiad dynasty.
Arnoldus - Latin form of Frankish German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."
Arianne - French form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arman -   Kazakh name meaning "dream."
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.
Araceli - Spanish name meaning "altar of the sky."
Arabel - Scottish form of English Amabel, meaning "lovable."
Arachne - Greek myth name of a young girl who was turned into a spider by Athena, meaning "spider."
Ardian - Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Ardiaei.
Artoun - Armenian name meaning "awake."
Aristomache - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "excellence" and mache "battle," hence "excellent battle." 
Arny - Pet form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Arisha - Pet form of Russian Arina, meaning "peace."
Arethusa - Latin form of Greek Arethousa, meaning "the waterer."
Arron - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
Aretha - American English name probably having the same etymology as Cornish Areta, meaning "excellence, virtue."
Ariella - Feminine form of English unisex Ariel, meaning "lion of God."
Artsan - Armenian name meaning "statue."
Artzai - Basque name meaning "shepherd."
Arian -   Norwegian form of Latin Adrianus, meaning "from Hadria." 
Arevshad - Armenian name meaning "filled with sun."
Arvo - Finnish name meaning "benefit, worth."
Artemisia - Feminine form of Latin Artemisius, meaning "safe and sound."
Ardon - Anglicized form of Hebrew Ardown, meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.
Arrosa - Basque name meaning "rose."
Arvel - Welsh name meaning "wept over."
Árdghal - Irish Gaelic name composed of the elements ard "high" and gal "valor," hence "high valor."
Argyris - Variant spelling of Greek Argyros, meaning "silvery."
Arshavir -  Armenian name meaning "attack; rush; storm."
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.
Arlie - Pet form of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Archimedes - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and medomai "to think or be mindful of," hence "master thinker."
Artizar - Unisex name meaning"morning star; Venus."
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."
Arista - Feminine form of Latin Aristaeus, meaning "excellence." 
Arline - English short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Aruna - Alternate name for Hindi Arun, the charioteer of the sun, meaning "redness of the rising sun." 
Argider - Basque name composed of the elements argi "light" and eder "beautiful," hence "light of beauty."
Artemas - Contracted form of Greek Artemidoros, meaning "gift of Artemis." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a friend of Paul.
Arieh - Anglicized form of Hebrew Aryeh, meaning "lion." In the bible, this is the name of an officer of king Pekahiah. 
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.
Aristotle - Latin form of Greek Aristoteles, meaning "best purpose."
Arcelia - Variant form of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
Arev - Armenian name meaning "sun."
Arrixaka - Basque name meaning "virgin."
Arttu - Pet form of Finnish Artturi, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Aryeh - Hebrew name meaning "lion." In the bible, this is the name of an officer of king Pekahiah. 
Arlette - Probably a Norman French double diminutive form of the German word arn "eagle," hence "tiny little eagle."
Aristobulus - Latin form of Greek Aristoboulos, meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
Arlen -   Celtic name meaning "pledge."
Árni - Old Norse name meaning "eagle."
Arkady - Variant spelling of Russian Arkadiy, meaning "of Arcadia."
Aresti - Basque name meaning "instant."
Arjana - Feminine form of Albanian Arjan, meaning "golden life."
Aridaios - Greek name of Persian origin, meaning "strong." 
Arye - Variant spelling of Hebrew Aryeh, meaning "lion." 
Arima - Basque name meaning "soul."
Arne - Medieval short form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Armin - German name derived from Latin Arminius, meaning "army man."
Ardown - Hebrew name meaning "fugitive." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Caleb.
Armando - Spanish form of German Harmand, meaning "bold/hardy man."
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. 
Arpi - Armenian name meaning "sunshine."
Arcadia - Feminine form of Latin Arcadius, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Artemisios - Greek name derived from the name of the goddess Artemis, meaning "safe and sound."
Arthfael - Welsh form of Old Breton Arthmael, meaning "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
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. 
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.
Argiñe - Feminine form of Basque Argi, meaning "light."
Aroha - New Zealand Maori name meaning "love."
Arianna - Italian form of Latin Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arsenios - Greek name meaning "virile."
Arseni - Variant spelling of Russian Arseniy, meaning "virile."
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." 
Arto - Pet form of Finnish Artturi, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Aristides - Latin form of Greek Aristeides, meaning "best physique."
Arabela - Variant spelling of Scottish Arabella, meaning "lovable."
Artie - English pet form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Aravinda - Hindi name meaning "lotus."
Arshalous - Armenian name meaning "dawn."
Arduino - Italian form of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend." 
Arke - Yiddish form of Hebrew Aharown, meaning "light-bringer."
Arnold - English name derived from French Arnaud, meaning "eagle power." 
Arnas - Basque name meaning "breath."
Arluin - Variant spelling of Norman French Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
Arjuna - Hindi name meaning "white." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Indra.
Archana - Hindi name meaning "dedication."
Arnost - Bohemian form of Old German Ernust, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
Artemidoros - Greek name composed of the name of the goddess Artemis, and the word doron "gift," hence "gift of Artemis."
Arber - Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. Arber was the original name of the country Albania.
Arkell - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Arnkell, meaning "eagle kettle."
Arsenius - Latin form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."
Argi - Basque name meaning "light." 
Arnbjorg - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and bjorg "protection," hence "eagle protection."
Arwel - Welsh name meaning "prominent."
Arturo - Italian and Spanish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
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.
Arsenio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Arsenius, meaning "virile."
Ariadna - Spanish form of Greek Ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
Arlyn - Cornish name composed of the elements ar "war" and lyn (also lin and lo) "pool, water," hence "water battle."
Aristophanes - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and phanes "appearing," hence "best appearance."
Artaxias - Greek form of Persian Ardeshir, the name of the founder of theArtaxiad dynasty,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
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. 
Arvin - Possibly a variant spelling of English Irvin, meaning "fresh water" or "green water."
Arsen - Armenian form of Greek Arsenios, meaning "virile."
Arin - Variant spelling of English Erin, meaning "Ireland." Compare with masculine Arin.
Arcadius - Latin form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Arturas - Lithuanian form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Arkadiusz - Polish form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia."
Aristocles - Latin form of Greek Aristokles, meaning "best glory."
Arlene - Variant spelling of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Arryn - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
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. 
Armo -   Finnish name meaning "grace." 
Arvidh - Swedish form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Armas - Finnish name meaning "beloved."
Arevig - Armenian name meaning "like the sun."
Aron - Polish form of Hebrew Aharown, meaning "light-bringer."
Arata - Japanese name meaning "fresh."
Artemisius - Latin form of Greek Artemisios, meaning "safe and sound."
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.
Artemos - Spartan form of Greek Artemis ("safe and sound"), but derived from the word artemos, meaning "cutter" or "cook."
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.
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.
Arnwald - Frankish German name composed of the elements aro "eagle" and wald "power, ruler, wield," hence "eagle power."
Arisztid - Hungarian form of Latin Aristides, meaning "best physique."
Armelle - Feminine form of French Armel, meaning "stone prince."
Artyom - Russian form of Greek Artemisios, a name derived from the name of the goddess Artemis, meaning "safe and sound."
Artemus - Variant spelling of Greek Artemas, meaning "gift of Artemis."
Arlinda - Feminine form of Albanian Arlind, meaning "gold."
Areta - Old Cornish name of Greek origin, derived from the word aretē, meaning "excellence, virtue."
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."] 
Artemidorus - Latin form of Greek Artemidoros, meaning "gift of Artemis."
Ariana -   English variant spelling of Italian Arianna, meaning "utterly pure."
Arnþórr -  Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and the name of the god Thor (Þórr), hence "eagle of Thor."
Ariston - Greek name derived from the word aristos, meaning "best, most excellent."
Aryana - Modern variant spelling of English Ariana, meaning "utterly pure."
Arousyag - Armenian name meaning "morning star; Venus."
Arkadios - Greek name meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."
Arnau - Catalan form of Latin Arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."
Artzouig - Armenian name meaning "eaglet."
Argyros - Greek name derived from the word argyros, meaning "silvery." 
Arevalous - Armenian name meaning "sunlight."
Arina - Variant spelling of Russian Irina, meaning "peace."
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.
Arkina - Armenian name meaning "priceless."
Arseniy - Variant spelling of Russian Arseniy, meaning "virile."
Arisu - Japanese form of Alice, meaning "noble sort."
Artea - Basque name meaning "evergreen."
Arabella -   Italian name meaning "answered prayer." 
Arndt - Short form of German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."
Aric - Variant spelling of English Eric, meaning "ever-ruler."
Arthmael - Old Breton name composed of the Celtic elements arth "bear, warrior," and mael "chief, prince," hence "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
Archimbaud - French form of German Archimbald, meaning "genuine courage."
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.
Ariñe - Basque name meaning "light."
Aristodemus - Latin form of Greek Aristodemos, meaning "best of the people."
Aristoteles - Greek name composed of the elements aristos "best, excellent" and telos "purpose," hence "best purpose." 
Arapmoi - African Nandi name meaning "son of war."
Arcangelo - Italian name meaning "archangel."
Arabell - Variant spelling of Scottish Arabel, meaning "lovable." 
Arjan -   Albanian name meaning "golden life." Also spelled Arian. 
Arben - Variant form of Albanian Arber, a derivative of the Illyrian tribe name Arbereshe. 
Arnborg - Swedish form of Old Norse Arnbjorg, meaning "eagle protection." 
Aracelis - Variant form of Spanish Araceli, meaning "altar of the sky."
Arnljótur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnljótr, meaning "eagle bright."
Arnie - Pet form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Arnlaug - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnlaugr, meaning "eagle vow."
Arnviður - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Arawn - Welsh myth name of the Lord of Annwn ("un-world; under-world"), possibly meaning "unrestrained wildness."
Armenouhi - Feminine form of Armenian Armen, meaning "from Armenia." 
Arnborgh - Old form of Swedish Arnborg, meaning "eagle protection."
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.
Artachsharta - Variant spelling of Persian Artachshatra, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
Arleen - Variant spelling of English Arline, a short form of longer names ending with -arlene or -arline.
Aristide - French form of Latin Aristides, meaning "best physique."
Arnljótr - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and ljótr "bright, shining," hence "eagle bright."
Art -   English short form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man."
Aristarkhos - Variant spelling of Greek Aristarchos, meaning "best ruler."
Archer - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, of Old French archier, from Latin arcuarius "bow," hence "bowman" or "maker of bows."
Aristarkh - Russian form of Greek Aristarkhos, meaning "best ruler."
Arkadi - Variant spelling of Russian Arkadiy, meaning "of Arcadia."
Armen -   Armenian name meaning "from Armenia."
Arantxa - Basque name meaning "thorn-bush." 
Arnviðr - Old Norse name composed of the elements ari "eagle" and viðr "tree," hence "eagle tree."
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. 
Arundel - English form of French Hirondelle, meaning "swift as a swallow." This is the name of the horse of Bevis of Southampton.
Arran - Variant spelling of English Aaron, meaning "light-bringer."
Archippos - Greek name composed of the elements archos "master" and hippos "horse," hence "master of horses."
Arminius - Latin form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." This name was borne by the Teutonic national leader Arminius the Cheruscan, mentioned by Tacitus. 
Ardita - Feminine form of Albanian Ardit, meaning "golden day."
Arzu - Persian name meaning "desire."
Arielle - Feminine form of English unisex Ariel, meaning "lion of God."
Arvid -  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Arnviðr, meaning "eagle tree."
Arrats - Basque unisex name meaning "early evening; dusk."
Ariadnê - Greek name meaning "utterly pure." In mythology, this is the name of the daughter of King Minos.
Artúr - Hungarian form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Arden - English unisex name derived from a place name meaning "eagle valley."
Ardit - Albanian name meaning "golden day."
Arlind - Albanian name meaning "gold."
Ardiy - Hebrew name meaning "I shall subdue." In the bible, this is the name of a son or grandson of Benjamin. 
Ardal - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Árdghal, meaning "high valor."
Arnkell - Old Norse name composed of the elements ari "eagle" and ketill "cauldron, kettle," hence "eagle kettle." 
Arkhip - Russian form of Greek Archippos, meaning "master of horses."
Arnlaugur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnlaugr, meaning "eagle vow."
Aranck - Native American Algonquin name meaning "stars."
Artturi - Finnish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 
Arnljot - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnljótr, meaning "eagle bright."
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.
Archippus - Latin form of Greek Archippos, meaning "master of horses."
Arnoldo - Italian form of Latin Arnoldus, meaning "eagle power."
Arnlaugr - Old Norse name composed of the elements arn "eagle" and laug "promise, vow," hence "eagle vow."
Arrigo - Italian form of German Hariric, meaning "army ruler."
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.
Arotza - Basque name meaning "carpenter."
Armel - French form of Welsh Arthfael, Old Breton Arthmael, meaning "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
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."
Aranka - Hungarian form of Latin Aurelia, meaning "golden."
Araminta - Literary name, possibly inspired by the Greek name Amynta meaning "defender."
Árpád - Hungarian name meaning "seed."
Arnbjørg - Norwegian form of Old Norse Arnbjorg, meaning "eagle protection." 
Aroldo - Italian form of English Harold, meaning "army leader."
Arnaude - Feminine form of French Arnaud, meaning "eagle power."
Arnaud - Norman French form of German Arnwald, meaning "eagle power."
Arnþor - Icelandic form of Old Norse Arnþórr, meaning "eagle of Thor."
Arkadiy - Russian form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia."
Aristoboulos - Greek name meaning "best-counseling." In the bible, this is the name of a certain Christian.
Ardol - Welsh name composed of the elements ar "upon" and dol "vale," hence "upon the vale."
Ardiana - Albanian name derived from the Illyrian tribe name Ardiaea.
Ardeshir - Middle Persian form of Old Persian Artachshatra,meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king."
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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