Baby Names: Names Starting with A

 

ALLSTON: Old English for "Al's town." Relatives: Alston, Alton. Namesakes: Alton Maddox, Walter Alston.

ALMA: Latin for "soul" or "nourishing." Namesakes: Alma Schindler, alma mater, Alma College.

ALPHONSE: Old German for "nobel estate." Seldom used these days. Relatives: Alfonse, Alfons, Alphonso, Alonso, Alonzo, Alonza. Namesake: Alphonse D'Amato.

ALTHEA: Greek for "healer." Relatives: Allie, Alethea, Alithea, Thea. Namesake: Althea Gibson.

ALVIN: Old English for "elf wine." A favorite cartoon friend. Relative: Alwyn. Namesake: Alvin Ailey, "Alvin the Chipmunk."

AMADEUS: Latin for "love of God." Strongly associated with the play and film about Mozart. Relatives: Amado, Amadis. Namesake: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

AMANDA: From the Latin for "love." Enormously popular. Singer Barry Manilow paid tribute to the nickname "mandy." Relatives: Mandy, Mandie. Namesakes: Amanda Blake, Amanda Plummer, Amanda Pays.

AMBER: Arabic for "yellow-brown." Making a deserved comeback, and a nice middle name, too. Relative: Ambert. Namesake: FOREVER AMBER.

AMBROSE: From the Greek for "immortal." Ambrosia was the mythical drink of the gods and was thought to bring immortality to anyone who tasted it. Relative: Ambrosia. Namesakes: Saint Ambrose, Ambrose Bierce.

AMELIA: From the Latin for "flatterer." Similar feel to Amanda, but not as trendy. Yet. Relatives: Ameilie, Amalia, Amela, Amala, Emelia. Namesakes: Amelia Earhart, "Amelia Bedelia."

AMES: From the Latin for "loves." Simple, clean, classy, not over used. Namesakes: Ames Brothers, Ames (Iowa).

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