Meaning: “Loved, healthy.”
Nicknames: Ama, Amy, Matti, Taz, Sana
Detail: A given name in early 14th century Italy.
Meaning: “Servant of God.”
Nicknames: Ama, Tula, Tuli
Detail: Arabic name meaning female servant of Allah.
Like a mash up of Amalia and Tallulah.
Detail: Derived from Old Norse alfr “elf”.
In Norse mythology, King Alf was the suitor of Alfhild. She dressed as a man to avoid marrying him. Then, he thinking she was a warrior, they battled almost to the death. Realizing he was as strong as she was, Alfhild married him.
- Alf (Scandinavian, Norse Mythology)
- Alfr (Old Norse)
- Alv (Norwegian)
- Alva (Norwegian, Swedish)
- Elfa (Norse, Icelandic)
- Elva (Danish, Swedish)
Origin: Germanic, Old English
Meaning: “Noble Beauty.”
Nicknames: Aude, Fleda, Flee
Details: Composed of Germanic adal “noble” and Old English flæd “beauty”.
Famous bearer is Audefleda Princess of Franks.
Meaning: “Eagle tree.”
Nicknames: Arvo, Aro, Arvi
Detail: From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn “eagle” and viðr “tree”.
Meaning: “Love of God.”
Nicknames: Amo, Amadeo, Deo
Detail: Derived from Latin amare “to love” and Deus “God”.
A famous bearer was the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
1 True Love refers to God
Detail: Possibly derived from names beginning with the Germanic element ald “old”.
It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages