Unusual Male Names

Unique Male Names Beginning with A

Old male names starting with A

We have created for you a list of majestic and unique male names beginning with the letter A (with history of origin and meanings). We hope this list will be useful to you.

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

 

Abel

Name meaning: breath.

Origin: Hebrew.

History behind: in the Bible, Cain and Abel were the first two sons of Adam and Eve.

Abel name variations: Abell, Abelson, Avel, Aibell, Aybell, Aibel, Aibella (female form).

 

Ace

Name meaning: unity.

Origin: Latin.

Etymology: name derived from Latin word as (translated as unity).

Ace name variations: Ase, Acie, Acce.

 

Acilinus

Name meaning: plucky, determined.

Origin: Old Norse.

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Acilinus name variations: Acilenus, Acill, Acillin.

 

Acwulf

Name meaning: wise wolf.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: around 8th century.

Acwulf name variations: Akwulf, Acwulph, Aekwulf.

 

Adalbero

Name meaning: majestic as a bear.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 10th century.

Historical reference: Adalbero, Archbishop of Reims.

Adalbero name variations: Adalbear, Adelbear, Adalbeart, Adalberth.

 

Adalfuns

Name meaning: knightly, honorable.

Origin: Germanic.

Adalfuns name variations: Alonso, Adalfyn.

 

Adalgis

Name meaning: honorable, noble.

First mention: around 7th century.

Origin: Germanic.

Historical reference: Adalgis, Frankish duke.

Adalgis name variations: Adalgisel, Adelgis, Aedalgis.

 

Adelund

Name meaning: brave, courageous, or noble.

Origin: Old German or Old English.

Adelund name variations: Addelund, Adeland, Adland.

 

Adewale

Name meaning: the king.

First mention: around 16th century.

Origin: African.

Adewale name variations: Adevale, Adewalle, Adewally.

 

Adrian

Name meaning: cloudy, high.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Origin: Frankish.

Historical reference: Adrian of Orleans, a Frankish count.

Note: can also mean from Adria (ancient city in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea).

Adrian name variations: Adrien, Adriann, Aedrian.

 

Aedan

Name meaning: fiery.

First mention: around 6th century BC.

Origin: Old Irish.

Historical reference: Aedan Glas, High King of Ireland.

Aedan name variations: Aidan, Aiden, Aedann, Aedenn, Adenn, Adann, Aydann, Aydenn.

 

Aelfric

Name meaning: ruler.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 10th century.

Historical reference: Aelfric of Eynsham, English abbot.

Aelfric name variations: Aelferic, Elfric, Elfrick, Elferick.

 

Aelian

Name meaning: to bind.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 1st century.

Historical reference: Casperius Aelianus, Praetorian Prefect.

Aelian name variations: Aelean, Aell, Aelly, Aellyn.

 

Aeneas

Name meaning: inhabitant, dweller.

Origin: Greek.

Historical reference: Aeneas, Trojan hero, son of Aphrodite.

Aeneas name variations: Aenaes, Aineas, Aineias.

 

Aergol

Name meaning: grandstand.

Origin: Latin.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Aergol Lawhir, King of Dyfed.

Aergol name variations: Argol, Aeroll, Aerell.

 

Aethelred

Name meaning: honorable, noble, counsel.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: 10th century.

Historical reference: Aethelred the Unready, King of England.

Aethelred name variations: Ethelred, Etelred, Aetelred, Athelred.

 

Agenor

Name meaning: epical, valiant.

Origin: Greek.

Historical reference: Agenor, King of Tyre.

Agenor name variations: Aganor. Agnor, Aegnor.

 

Agrebert

Name meaning: favorable, bright.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Historical reference: Agrebert, Bishop of Verdun.

Agrebert name variations: Agreberth, Agerbert, Agerberth.

 

Aicard

Name meaning: never.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 11th century.

Historical reference: Aicard, Archbishop of Arles.

Aicard name variations: Aycard, Aicart, Aycart, Aighart, Aighard.

 

Aillin

Name meaning: fairy.

Origin: Old Irish.

First mention: circa 7th century BC (as Ailil).

Historical reference: Ailill (or Oilioll), High King of Ireland.

Aillin name variations: Eillin, Eilin, Ailin, Ailil, Aillun, Ailo, Ailu.

 

Aimard

Name meaning: home.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: around 12th century.

Historical reference: Aimard, Lord of Montgisard.

Aimard name variations: Aimar, Haimhard, Aimart, Aymard, Aymart.

 

Ainerich

Name meaning: chief, leader.

Origin: Old German.

First mention: circa 9th century (as Heinrich).

Ainerich name variations: Aynerich, Ainerick, Aineril, Ainerr.

 

Aion

Name meaning: time, eternity.

Origin: Greek.

Historical reference: Hellenistic deity Aion.

Aion name variations: Aeon, Aionn, Aienn, Aien, Aeonn.

 

Airard

Name meaning: rage, anger.

Origin: Old French or Spanish.

First mention: around 11th century.

Historical reference: Airard Fitz Stephen.

Airard name variations: Airerd, Airrard, Irard.

 

Airemon

Name meaning: custodian, watchman, guardian.

First mention: circa 9th century (as Airemon), or 18th century BC (as Erimon).

Origin: Old Irish.

Etymology: name derived from Old Irish aire (translated as watching over or caring for).

References: Airemon mac Aedo (King of Ulaid) and Erimon (High King of Ireland).

Airemon name variations: Eiremon, Eyremon, Erimon, Irimon, Eiremhon, Ayremon, Eremon, Airr, Iremon.

 

Aisso

Name meaning: ice warrior.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: around 8th century.

Historical reference: Aisso, Visigothic nobleman.

Aisso name variations: Ayxun, Aysso.

 

Ajay

Name meaning: unconquerable, invincible.

Origin: Sanskrit.

Ajay name variations: Ajey, Ajet, Ajan, Ajit.

 

Aladar

Name meaning: faithful.

Origin: Hungarian.

Aladar name variations: Aledar, Aladair, Alladar.

 

Alaric

Name meaning: ruler of all, king.

First mention: around 4th century.

Origin: Germanic.

Etymology: name derived from the Germanic element ala (translated as all) combined with ric (translated as ruler).

Historical reference: Alaric, the first king of the Visigoths.

Alaric name variations: Alarik, Alariks, Alaricus, Aleric, Alar, Allar, Alarr, Ariaric, Araric, Aliraric.

 

Alboin

Name meaning: fair, bright.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 6th century.

Historical reference: Alboin, King of the Lombards.

Alboin name variations: Alb, Albin, Albui, Alboin, Albowine, Alba (female form).

 

Albus

Name meaning: bright, white.

Origin: Roman.

Note: can also be derived from Hittite word alpas (meaning cloud).

Albus name variations: Albinus, Albius, Argus.

 

Aldemar

Name meaning: brilliance, fame.

Origin: Old Norse.

First mention: circa 12th century (as Valdemar).

Historical reference: Valdemar the Great, King of Denmark.

Aldemar name variations: Valdemar, Waldemar, Aldemor, Woldemar.

 

Aldfrith

Name meaning: knowledgeable ruler, wise ruler.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Aldfrith, King of Northumbria.

Aldfrith name variations: Aldfith, Adrith, Aldfrid, Aldrith.

 

Aldhelm

Name meaning: protection.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne.

Aldhelm name variations: Aeldhelm, Alhelm, Adhelm, Edhelm, Elhelm, Ealdhelm.

 

Aldo

Name meaning: to grow up.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 6th century.

Historical reference: Aldo, Bishop of Strasbourg.

Aldo name variations: Alldo, Aledo, Alto.

 

Alduin

Name meaning: courageous, audacious, brave.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 6th century.

Historical reference: Alduin, King of the Lombards.

Alduin name variations: Audoin, Aldwin, Aldvin.

 

Alec

Name meaning: defender, supporter, protector.

First mention: around 13th century BC (as Alexander).

Origin: Greek.

History behind: it is a short form of the name Alexander.

Alec name variations: Alek, Allec, Allek.

 

Aleman

Name meaning: Deutsch, German.

Origin: German and Spanish.

First mention: circa 12th century.

Historical reference: Garnier Aleman, German Crusader.

Aleman name variations: Alaman, Alman, Aimal.

 

Aleran

Name meaning: winged or united.

Origin: Spanish.

First mention: circa 9th century.

Historical reference: Aleran, Count of Barcelona.

Aleran name variations: Aileron, Alleran, Aleron, Alaran, Allaran, Alaron, Allaron.

 

Alfarr

Name meaning: guardian, sentinel.

First mention: around 11th century.

Origin: Old Norse.

Alfarr name variations: Alvaro, Alfaro, Aefarr, Alefarr, Alfar.

 

Algaut

Name meaning: always, entirely.

Origin: Old Norse.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Algaut, Ruler of West Gothland.

Algaut name variations: Algot, Alget, Algaud, Algate.

 

Algerd

Name meaning: news, rumors.

Origin: Polish and Lithuanian.

First mention: around 13th century.

Historical reference: Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania.

Algerd name variations: Algirdas, Algird, Alherd, Algierd, Olgerd, Olgerdas, Olherd.

 

Alistair

Name meaning: defender, protector.

First mention: around 14th century (as Alisdair).

Origin: Scottish Gaelic.

Alistair name variations: Alyster, Allystair, Allyster.

 

Almer

Name meaning: bright, famous.

First mention: around 10th century.

Origin: Old German or Old Norse.

Historical reference: Almer, Bishop of Perpignan Elne.

Almer name variations: Almeraldus, Elmerald, Elmerat, Almerat.

 

Almos

Name meaning: dream.

Origin: Hungarian.

First mention: around 9th century.

Historical reference: Almos, Grand Prince of the Hungarians.

Almos name variations: Almus, Almes, Almas.

 

Alois

Name meaning: prominent warrior, famous warrior.

Origin: Old Occitan.

Alois name variations: Aloys, Aloysius.

 

Alvise

Name meaning: famous, sage, magical, wise.

First mention: around 12th century.

Origin: Spanish and Old Norse.

Historical reference: Alvise, Bishop of Arras.

Alvise name variations: Elvise, Alvi, Alv, Alvur, Alvs, Alfr, Aelvise, Alvaise, Alvisio.

 

Alwig

Name meaning: against, opposite.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Historical reference: Alwig, Bishop of Lindsey.

Alwig name variations: Awigh, Allig, Alvig, Alvigh, Alwigh.

 

Amadeus

Name meaning: loved by God or tender.

Origin: Roman or Greek.

First mention: circa 10th century.

Historical reference: Amadeus the first, Count of Savoy.

Amadeus name variations: Amadey, Madeus, Deus.

 

Amand

Name meaning: exiled, expelled, to send away.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 6th century.

Historical reference: Amandus, Bishop of Tongeren Maastricht.

Amand name variations: Amandus, Ammand, Amandi.

 

Amaury

Name meaning: ruler, prince.

First mention: circa 6th century (as Amalaric).

Origin: Old German and Old French.

Historical reference: Amalaric, king of the Visigoths.

Amaury name variations: Amalric, Amory, Amary, Amalareiks, Emeric.

 

Amerias

Name meaning: connected, intertwined, united.

Origin: Greek.

First mention: circa 3rd century BC.

Historical reference: Amerias, ancient lexicographer.

Amerias name variations: Ameries, Ammerias, Ammarias, Ammeries, Ammaries.

 

Anarawd

Name meaning: travel, walk.

Origin: Celtic.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Historical reference: Anarawd ap Rhodri, King of the Britons.

Anarawd name variations: Anaward, Annar, Anar, Anarra.

 

Anders

Name meaning: fearless, warrior.

Origin: Greek.

Historical reference: Andreus, son of Peneus in Greek mythology.

Anders name variations: Andreas, Andrew, Andres.

 

Angus

Name meaning: one force or youth.

First mention: circa 15th century BC (as Aengus).

Origin: Irish.

References: Aengus Olmucada, High King of Ireland. Also, in Irish mythology Aengus was a god associated with youth.

Angus name variations: Aengustus, Anenguz, Oengus, Oenguz, Gus, Angusto, Anguz.

 

Ansels

Name meaning: heavenly protection.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 8th century (as Anselm).

Ansels name variations: Anselm, Anthelm, Antelm, Ansel, Ansell, Anesell.

 

Ansgar

Name meaning: spear of god.

Origin: Old Norse.

First mention: early 9th century.

Etymology: name derived from Old Norse ass (translated as god) and geirr (translated as spear).

Historical reference: Saint Ansgar, Apostle of the North.

Ansgar name variations: Asgeir, Ansgeir, Asgeirr, Ansgeirr.

 

Anvor

Name meaning: bird.

Origin: Old Norse.

Anvor name variations: Annvor, Arnvor, Arnwor, Anver.

 

Apollo

Name meaning: protector, defender.

First mention: around 13th century BC (as Apaliunas).

Origin: Hittite language.

Etymology: name derived from the god Apaliunas, treaty as a protective deity of Wilusa.

Apollo name variations: Apollon, Appollo, Appolo, Apolo.

 

Aquila

Name meaning: eagle.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 1st century BC.

Historical reference: Pontius Aquila, Roman politician.

Aquila name variations: Aquil, Aquilla, Aquel.

 

Aramis

Name meaning: ambitious.

First mention: circa 18th century.

Origin: French.

Aramis name variations: Arammis, Aremis, Arremis, Aramisus, Rene, Arramis.

 

Arawen

Name meaning: exalted.

Origin: Old Welsh and Hebrew.

Historical reference: Arawn, King of the Otherworld in Welsh mythology.

Arawen name variations: Arawn, Araun, Arauen, Araven.

 

Archibald

Name meaning: authentic, genuine.

First mention: around 10th century.

Origin: Germanic.

Archibald name variations: Archaimbaud, Archibaldo, Erkanbold, Erkanbald, Arquibaldo.

 

Archil

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean orchid.

Origin: Georgian.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Archil, King of Iberia.

Archil name variations: Archill, Arkill, Orchil.

 

Arden

Name meaning: burning, fiery.

Origin: Latin.

Etymology: name derived from Latin ardeo (meaning burn).

Arden name variations: Ardent, Ardeo, Arrden, Ardenn, Ardens.

 

Ardghal

Name meaning: tall foreigner.

First mention: circa 14th century (as Ardghal) or 9th century (as Arthgal).

Origin: Irish.

Historical references: Ardghal mac Briain (King of Airgialla) and Arthgal ap Dyfnwal (King of Alt Clut).

Ardghal name variations: Ardhail, Ardgheil, Ardhall, Ardghell.

 

Ardo

Name meaning: high, supreme.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Ardonus, last Visigothic king.

Ardo name variations: Ardon, Ardonus, Arrdo.

 

Ares

Name meaning: devastation, ruin, imprecation.

Origin: Greek.

Historical reference: Ares, Greek god of War.

Ares name variations: Aros, Arres, Arros.

 

Arhain

Name meaning: lance, spear.

Origin: Old English.

First mention: circa 8th century (as Rhain).

Historical reference: Rhain ap Cadwgan, King of Dyfed.

Arhain name variations: Archain, Rhain, Arhein, Archen.

 

Ariald

Name meaning: genuine leader, strong leader.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Arioald, King of the Lombards.

Ariald name variations: Arrald, Areald, Airald, Arioald.

 

Ariamir

Name meaning: peaceful lion.

First mention: around 6th century.

Origin: Germanic.

Historical reference: Ariamir, King of Galicia.

Ariamir name variations: Aramir, Aryamir, Armir.

 

Armando

Name meaning: soldier.

First mention: circa 10th century (as Herman).

Origin: Spanish and Old German.

Historical reference: Herman the first, archbishop of Cologne.

Armando name variations: Armann, Arman, Herman, Armany.

 

Arnas

Name meaning: eagle.

Origin: Lithuanian or Old Norse.

Arnas name variations: Arno, Arns, Aarnas, Aarnes, Arnoldas.

 

Arpad

Name meaning: germinate, seed.

Origin: Hungarian.

First mention: around 9th century.

Historical reference: Arpad, Grand Prince of the Hungarians.

Arpad name variations: Arpadd, Arped, Arpod.

 

Arpert

Name meaning: bright.

First mention: around 7th century.

Origin: Germanic.

Historical reference: Aripert the first, King of the Lombards.

Arpert name variations: Aripert, Arbert, Aribert.

 

Artald

Name meaning: leader, ruler.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 10th century.

Historical reference: Artald, Archbishop of Reims.

Artald name variations: Artal, Artad, Taldo, Artaldo, Artalt.

 

Artas

Name meaning: narrow, bounded.

Origin: Greek or Latin.

First mention: circa 5th century BC.

Historical reference: Artas, King of the Messapians.

Artas name variations: Artes, Arrtas, Artos, Aretas, Arta (female form).

 

Arthfael

Name meaning: wolf.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 6th century (as Armel).

Historical reference: Saint Armel, Breton prince. Another reference is Arthfael the Old, King of Glywysing (8th century).

Arthfael name variations: Armel, Athfael, Arthmael, Artael, Arthael.

 

Arthur

Name meaning: strong as a bear.

First mention: around 5th century.

Origin: Celtic.

Historical reference: King Arthur, legendary British headman.

Arthur name variations: Arturo, Arty, Arthurius, Artturi, Arturi, Arto, Artos, Artur.

 

Artri

Name meaning: triad.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old Irish.

Historical reference: Artri mac Cathail, King of Munster.

Artri name variations: Arti, Aratri, Aartri, Ayratri.

 

Arvind

Name meaning: lotus.

Origin: Hindu.

Arvind name variations: Aravind, Arwind, Aravinda and Arvinda (female versions).

 

Arwald

Name meaning: ruler, head, leader.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Arwald, King of the Isle of Wight.

Arwald name variations: Arwaldo, Wald, Arvald, Arwy, Arwad.

 

Asher

Name meaning: fortunate, blissful, happy.

Origin: Hebrew.

Historical reference: Asher, founder of the Tribe of Asher.

Etymology: name derived from the Hebrew word osher (translated as happiness).

Asher name variations: Eisher, Aysher, Aisher, Ashe, Ashar.

 

Askan

Name meaning: thunder.

Origin: Old Norse.

Askan name variations: Aeskan, Aska, Asken, Asakan, Asekan.

 

Askold

Name meaning: stranger.

Origin: Old Norse.

Askold name variations: Oskold, Oskyld, Askolt, Oskolt, Askuld, Askuldr.

 

Aspar

Name meaning: rider.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: around 5th century.

Historical reference: Flavius Ardabur Aspar, Roman nobleman.

Aspar name variations: Aespar, Easpar, Espar, Aspan, Aspat, Asspar.

 

Aspel

Name meaning: great house.

First mention: around 6th century BC (as Aspelta).

Origin: Kushite.

Historical reference: Aspelta, Kushite King of Napata.

Aspel name variations: Aspalt, Aspell, Aselt, Asselt.

 

Astius

Name meaning: hate, bitterness.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 2nd century.

Historical reference: Saint Astius, Bishop of Dyrrhachium.

Astius name variations: Asto, Asti, Ast, Asst.

 

Athanaric

Name meaning: eternal ruler.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: around 4th century.

Historical reference: Athanaric, King of the Visigoths.

Athanaric name variations: Ataric, Atarik, Anarick, Anarik, Atanarik, Atanaric, Atharic.

 

Athaulf

Name meaning: elder wolf.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: around 4th century.

Historical reference: Athaulf, King of the Visigoths.

Athaulf name variations: Atawulf, Atulf, Ataulf.

 

Athelstan

Name meaning: noble, knightly.

First mention: around 10th century.

Origin: Old English.

Historical reference: Aethelstan, king of the Kingdom of England.

Athelstan name variations: Atelstan, Athelstone, Athilstan.

 

Athrwys

Name meaning: thoughtful, wise, knowledgeable.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 7th century.

Historical reference: Athrwys ap Meurig, Prince of Gwent.

Athrwys name variations: Aterwys, Aterr, Atterwys.

 

Attila

Name meaning: father.

First mention: early 5th century.

Origin: Gothic.

Historical reference: Attila, King of the Hunnic Empire.

Attila name variations: Atilla, Aitilla, Attill, Atill, Atila.

 

Atreus

Name meaning: dauntless, intrepid.

Origin: Greek.

First mention: around 14th century BC.

Atreus name variations: Atrey, Atreidai, Atreidae.

 

August

Name meaning: esteemed, great, venerable.

First mention: circa 1st century (as Augustus).

Origin: Roman.

Historical reference: Caesar Augustus, Roman emperor.

History behind: name derived from the Latin word augere (translated as to increase).

August name variations: Awgust, Avgust, Avgustus, Augusto, Augustus.

 

Aulay

Name meaning: descendant, ancestor.

Origin: Scottish and Old Norse.

First mention: circa 9th century (as Amlaib).

Historical reference: Amlaib Conung, King of the Foreigners.

Aulay name variations: Aleifr, Amlaib, Amhladh, Amhlaigh, Auliffe.

 

Aurelio

Name meaning: deserving respect, reverent.

First mention: around 2nd century (as Aurelius).

Origin: Roman.

Historical reference: Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor.

Aurelio name variations: Aurelius, Aurele, Aurellio, Avrelius, Avrellio.

 

Austin

Name meaning: sublime, exalted.

Origin: French and English.

Austin name variations: Aystin, Aoustin, Astin, Eastin, Agustin, Aostin.

 

Avery

Name meaning: wise ruler, leader.

First mention: circa 9th century (as Alfred).

Origin: Old French and Old English.

Etymology: it is a French variation of the name Alfred.

Historical reference: Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo Saxons.

Avery name variations: Awery, Averie, Averin, Averen, Averey, Eivery.

 

Avitus

Name meaning: ancestor, progenitor.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 4th century.

Historical reference: Eparchius Avitus, Roman emperor.

Avitus name variations: Avito, Avitto, Avetus, Avitius, Avvit, Aviteus, Avitt.

 

Axel

Name meaning: helmet of God.

First mention: around 12th century (as Absalon or Axel).

Origin: Scandinavian.

Historical reference: Absalon (Axel of Lund), Bishop of Roskilde.

Axel name variations: Aksel, Axell, Axl, Axil, Axill, Axx.

 

Aymon

Name meaning: home.

Origin: Old French.

First mention: circa 13th century.

Historical reference: Aymon, Count of Savoy.

Aymon name variations: Aimon, Aemon, Amon, Aimmin, Aymmon, Aiemon.

 

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