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Names starting with Ar

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