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Names starting with Ar

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