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The name Aaid is of American origin, and is a common name in Muslim communities. The meaning of Aaid is 'to restore'. The name's meaning in Arabic is 'something which restores the place of something else', 'a replacement for a loss given to mourner by God'. Other meanings are 'visitor of the sick' or 'traveler'. Traditionally, this name is given to baby boys. The pronunciation of the name is 'Ayyd'.

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The name Aaralyn is of American origin. While many believe the meaning of Aaralyn to be 'a created name', others believe the name means 'melody' and 'beautiful music'. An alternative spelling of Aaralyn is Aralyn, meaning 'lover of harmony and song'. It is a common name in the United States and is generally considered a girl's name. The pronunciation of Aaralyn is 'Ay-rey-lyn'.

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The name Abcde is generally pronounced as 'ab-si-dee'. The meaning of Abcde is the first five letters of the English alphabet in chronological order. The name Abcde is a variant or homophonous to the name Absidy meaning 'God's gift'.

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The meaning of Abrianna is 'mother of many nations' and the name is of American origin. It is a popular name choice in the United States. This name is considered to be the feminine equivalent of Abraham. In Hebrew, Abrianna means 'Father of many'. The name is traditionally given to baby girls and the variant of the name is Abriana. It is pronounced like 'Ab-bree-aana'.

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The name Abrina is of American origin and is a popular name in the United States. The meaning of Abrina is 'someone from the river Severn'. Another meaning of this name is 'beautiful'. It is generally given to baby girls. The pronunciation of the name is 'A-bree-nah'.

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The name Acasia has American origins. This name is formed of a combination of the two names, Acacia and Asia. The meaning of Acasia is ‘thorney’.

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American

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Acelynn is 'the beautiful one'. This name is a combination of Ace and Lynn. In French etymology, the name refers 'to a girl who has taken birth in a noble house'. Acelynn is generally chosen as name for baby girls. The pronunciation of the name is 'Ace-lin'.

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According to its American origin, the meaning of Adalyn is 'generous' and 'noble'. Its diminutive form is the name Ada. Adalyn is a combination of the names Ada and Lynn. Other variations of this name include Dalyn, Daly, and Lyn, as well as Adeline, Adelaine, and Adelina. Famous people with this name include the author Adalyn Grace and the actress Adalyn Mayer, who appears in the 1925 movie 'No Man's Law'.

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A name with American origins, the meaning of Adalynn is 'noble' or 'nobility'. It is a name that is relatively modern and was derived from the name Adeline. This is taken from the Hebrew language, meaning 'noble guardian'. This comes from the name Adelaide, where 'Adal' means noble and 'Heid' means 'sort'. It can also translate to mean 'serene' or 'of good humour'.

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The name Addey is of American origin and is a common name in the United States. The meaning of Addey is 'noble', ‘of noble kind'. In Hebrew, the name means ‘earth’. It is a variant of the names Adelaide, Addie, and Adam. The name evolved into Addy to blend in with the trend. Traditionally, this name is given to girls and is used as a nickname. The pronunciation of the name is 'Ayd-dee'.

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The meaning of Addilyn is 'honourable one', 'righteous', 'patrician' and it is of German origin. It is an extended form of the French name Adele or Adela meaning 'nobility'. It is also said to be composed of two elements, 'ada' which is of Hebrew origin meaning 'noble' or 'ornament' and 'lynn' meaning 'waterfall' or 'lake'. Some diminutive forms of this name are Addi meaning 'good one' and Addie meaning 'son of biblical Adam' or 'noble'. It is a variant of the name Adeline which means 'noble' and Addilyn is a newer version of this name. Some famous bearers of the name Adeline are Adeline Knapp, an American journalist, social reformer and author known for her progressive work done for child labour, Adeline Wuilléme, a French foil fencer who has competed in the Olympics three times, Adeline Virginia Woolf, an English writer who is considered one of the prominent modernist 20th century author. Her famous work includes 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'To The Lighthouse'.

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American

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Addy is 'noble'. It is a popular name choice in the United States. The name is believed to be a refashioned version of the Old German and English names, Adelaide, Addie and Ada. The name evolved into Addy. Some also believe that Addy is a combination of Maddie and Allie. Addy is also a very common nickname for people called Addison and Adam. This name is generally chosen as a girl's name. The pronunciation of the name is 'Ayd-dee'.

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The name Adeja is of American origin. The meaning of Adeja is 'already'. It is believed to be a combination of the names, Ad and Eja. Another meaning of this name is 'gift of God'. The name is generally given to baby girls. The pronunciation of Adeja is 'a-dee-jah'.

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American

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Adelynn is a Germanic name, but it also has American, Hebrew and French roots. The meaning of Adelynn is ‘noble’ or ‘nobility’. Adelynn is considered to be related to the names Adele or Madeline/Madelynn. In French origin, the meaning of Adelynn is also 'noble'. Variants of Adelynn include Adelina, Adeleina, and Adalyn. In Hebrew biblical origin, it means ‘adornment’. In American origin, it is believed to be a created name, formed by combining Ada and Lynn.

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The meaning of Adonica is a combination of the names Adam and Monica. It is of American origin. In Greek and Hebrew, the name emerges from the root word 'adonay', from the word 'adon', meaning 'lord'. Adon means 'lord' in the Hebrew Bible, and Adonica is the female equivalent. The name is generally given to a girl. The pronunciation of the name is 'A-daw-ni-kah'.

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American

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The name Ady is an Americanized version of a name of Old German origin. The meaning of Ady is 'noble' and is considered to be a diminutive of the Old German names Adele and Adel, meaning 'nobility' or 'noble'. The name is also believed to mean 'ornament' and 'jewel' according to a Hebrew origin, In German, the name means 'noble wolf'. Traditionally, this name is a popular choice for baby girls. The pronunciation of the name is 'Ay-dee'.

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American

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Aerilyn is ‘beautiful air’, ‘pleasant air’. Aerilyn is a combination of the name Marilyn with the element ‘aer-'.

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American

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The meaning of Aerun is 'from Ireland' and it is of American origin. It is an alternative of Erin or Erie which has been derived from Gaelic name Erinn, meaning 'Ireland'. The meaning of Aeryn is the 'daughter of Eire and cheerful’. In Welsh, the meaning is 'berry' and 'mountain of strength' in Hebrew. This name is mostly used in the United States and the United Kingdom. Aeryn Sun is the name of the main character in 'Farscape and the Peacekeeper Wars' series which is played by an Australian actress Claudia Black.

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American

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The name Ailani is of American origin. The meaning of Ailani is 'a woman chief who belongs to high society'. This name also has a similar meaning in Hawaiian, and means 'high chief'. The name is generally chosen as a girl's name. Some also believe the name is from the Arabic word 'ailan', meaning 'to declare' or 'to announce'. The pronunciation of the name is 'Ay-laa-nee'.

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American

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The name Aim is of American origin. The meaning of Aim is 'to target' or 'to make a goal' and it is a gender-neutral name since targets and ambitions do not have a gender.

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