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Dutch Names Starting with A

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The name Aafje is of Dutch origin, and the meaning of Aafje is 'one of the magical beings'. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek name Agathe, which means 'brave, noble, moral, fortunate, lucky'.

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The meaning of Adriaan is 'from Adria' and it is of Dutch origin. It is said to be a form of the name Adrian and is related to the Latin word 'Hădrĭānus' which means 'from the city of Hadria'. Adriaan Daniël Fokker was the name of a Dutch physicist and musician. Adriaan 'Aad' van Wijngaarden was a famous Dutch mathematician and computer scientist. Adriaan de Groot was another famous Dutch chess master and psychologist. Other known personalities who carried the name Adriaan are Adriaan Pauw, who was a Grand Pensionary of Holland, Adriaan van den Spiegel, who was a Flemish anatomist born in Brussels, and Adriaan Reland, who was a Dutch Orientalist scholar, cartographer and philologist.

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The meaning of Aleid is 'of A noble family' and it is of Dutch origin. Other variants of the name include Aleida and Alida. Aleid is a Dutch diminutive form of the name Adelaide. It has been derived from the Germanic name Adalhaid/Adalhaidis which is composed of two elements: 'aþalaz' meaning 'noble, aristocratic' and 'haiduz' meaning 'kind'.

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The meaning of Aleydis is 'noble, kind' or 'of noble kin'. It is derived from the name Adalheidis, which is composed of the Germanic elements ‘adal’ meaning ‘noble’ and ‘heid’ meaning ‘type’.

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The meaning of Anemoon is 'anemone' or 'plant or flower of the genus Anemone' and it is of Dutch origin. The word 'anemone' is derived from the Greek word 'ανεμος (anemos)' which means 'wind'. It is related to the ancient Greek myth of Aphrodite and Adonis, wherein Aphrodite changes her wounded lover's blood into a crimson anemone flower. Anemone, the name closely related to Anemoon, was also shared by the daughter of French politician Cecile Duflot.

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The meaning of Anke is 'gracious, merciful’ and it is of Dutch origin. In Hebrew, the name Anke translates to 'He (God) has favoured me'. Anke is also a variation of the Hebrew name Anne or Anna. Other variants of the name include Anki, Anka and Agnes.

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The meaning of Antoon is 'highly praiseworthy' and it is of Dutch origin. It is derived from the Roman family name 'Antonius', which originally came from the Etruscan language. Antoon Coolen was the name of a renowned Dutch writer of novels. Antoon-Jozef Witteryck was a publisher and instructor from Belgium. Antoon van Schendel was a Dutch professional road bicycle racer. The name Antoon also served as a surname to many famous people like A.J. Antoon, Feras Antoon, John Antoon II, Sinan Antoon, and Jason Antoon.

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The meaning of Arenda is 'eagle bold' and it is of Dutch origin. The name Arenda symbolises 'a mighty and majestic strong eagle'. Arenda Lauretta Wright Allen is the name of a United States District Judge who operates at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Other famous people who share the name Arenda include Arenda Grimberg, who is a Dutch racing cyclist born in Almelo, and Arenda Haasnoot, who is a Dutch theologian and preacher in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

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The meaning of Arjan is 'from Hadria' and it is of Dutch origin. The name Arjan is also said to be of Punjabi origin in which it stands for 'winner, victor or conqueror'. Arjan is a variant of the names Hadrian and Adrien. Arjan Singh was the name of a senior air officer of the Indian Air Force. Arjan Singh Aulakh was the birth name of an American comedian, Arj Barker. Other famous people who share the name Arjan include Arjan van der Laan, Arjan Kumar Sikri, Arjan Nexhat Beqaj, Arjan Hasid, and Arjan Singh Bhullar.

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