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The meaning of Aaren is ‘mountain of strength’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It derives from the Hebrew name Aharon. On the other hand, it is also believed to derive from the Egyptian element ‘aha rw', translating to ‘warrior lion'.

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Aaron is a name with Hebrew origins. Traditionally given to boys, the meaning of Aaron is ‘high mountain’. It has got several similar meanings like ‘mountain of strength’, ‘exalted’ and ‘bearer of martyrs’. A very traditional name, Aaron also means ‘enlightened’ and a ‘teacher’. ‘Lofty’ is also a meaning found for this name. Owing to its biblical roots, Aaron was a priest for the Israelites and thus the name also has historic significance. Mentioned twenty times in the Quran, Aaron is also the name of the prophet. According to ancient Egyptian origins, Aaron means a ‘warrior lion’. In the Old Testament, this name is also borne by the older brother of Moses. There has been a number of famous figures with the name Aaron, such as the English footballer Aaron Wilbraham, the American actor Aaron Paul and the scientist Aaron Sloman, who is known for his work with artificial intelligence. One of the most famous historical figures is the American politician Aaron Burr, who is known for killing one of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel.

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The meaning of Abba is ‘father’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It comes from the element ‘ab’, meaning ‘father’. The name was popularized in the 21st century by the Swedish pop band, ABBA. They are well known for their famous songs titled ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’, and for the hit movies that honored their music. The name was borne by many nobles including Abba Gomol who ruled the Ethiopian kingdom of Jimma.

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The meaning of Abdiel is 'servant of God'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It derives from the Hebrew words 'abd', meaning 'servant' and 'el', meaning 'God'. It is a biblical name that was given to the father of Ahi who was also the son of Guni. In literature, the name is used by John Milton in his poem, 'Paradise Lost'. In the poem, Abdiel was an angel who condemns Satan. A notable person with this name is Abdiel Crossman who was a former Mayor of New Orleans in the United States. Another person with this name is Abdiel Arroyo, a soccer player from Panama who plays internationally for his country.

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Abel is a name with Biblical roots. Abel is known in the Holy Bible for being the second child born to Adam and Eve, who were the first man and woman. Cain, who was Abel's older brother, was known for his strength and his skill as a farmer, whilst Abel was a simple shepherd. Both men were asked to sacrifice something that they had created, in honour of God. Cain was enraged to discover that God preferred Abel's sacrifice, so murdered his brother in cold blood. For his crime, he was forced to spend eternity wandering. Their story is told in the book of Genisis. There was also a St Abel, who was a saint of the Syrian church and is the patron saint of the blind and the lame.

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Traditionally a name given to boys, the meaning of Abiel is ‘God is my father’. It is of Hebrew origin. The name is derived from the Hebrew words ‘ab’, meaning ‘father’ and ‘el’, meaning ‘God’. It is also a biblical name given to one of David’s 37 warriors, Saul’s grandfather and son of Zeror.

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The meaning of Able is 'breath' or 'vapor'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It comes from the Hebrew word 'hevel', meaning 'breath' or 'vapor'. The name is a variant of the popular biblical name Abel, which was borne by Cain's younger brother and one of Adam and Eve's sons in the Book of Genesis. A person bearing this name is American actress, Whitney Able, who appeared in the 2006 movie named 'All The Boys Love Mandy Lane'.

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The meaning of Abner is 'father of light'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It is comprised of the words 'ab', meaning 'father' and 'ner', meaning 'lamp' or 'light'. The name also means 'father of ner'. It was a biblical name that was borne by the cousin of the former king of Israel, Saul. Abner was a known supporter of Ish-bosheth, Saul's son and the captain of his force. In entertainment, Abner Jenkins is a character created in the 'Marvel' comic book universe.

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The meaning of Abraham is ‘father of nations’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It is a popular biblical name that was borne by the Hebrew patriarch of Abrahamic religions. His name was initially Abram before it was changed to Abraham. It was mentioned in the Bible extract when God said, ‘No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham'. The most notable bearer of the name is Abraham Lincoln who was one of the most influential presidents of the United States.

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A name of Hebrew origin, the meaning of Abram is ‘father of nations’. It is a name typically given to boys. It was the original name of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham. Abram Richardson is a notable sports person with this name. He was an American baseball player who had a comprehensive career in Major League Baseball.

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The meaning of Absolom is ‘father of peace’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It comprises of the Hebrew word ‘ab’, translating to ‘father’ and ‘shalom’, translating to ‘peace’. It is a biblical name as Absolom was borne by one of the sons of David, who was the former king of Israel. In the Bible, he was described as one of the most handsome men in appearance who had no sign of blemish on his body. There is an English actor named Joseph Absolom who plays Matthew Rose in the television show ‘EastEnders’.

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The meaning of Adam is ‘the ground’, ‘earth’ and 'son of red earth' and it is of Hebrew origin. The name is associated with the Bible and the story of Adam and Eve. It is believed that Adam was created by God. Adam is a popular name in Christian and Muslim ommunities. In Arabic, Adam means ‘made from’. It is also used as a pronoun for ‘man’ or ‘mankind’. Adam comes from the Hebrew word for 'man' or from 'Akkadian Adamu' meaning ‘to make'. Famous Adams include a Scottish economist Adam Smith and Adam Sandler, an American actor.

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The meaning of Adlai is ‘God is just’ or ‘ornament of God’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. Adlai is the father of Shaphat in the Bible. This is the name of many prominent politicians including Adlai Stevenson I, a former U.S. vice president. It is also related to the German word ‘adal’, meaning ‘noble one’ which is another meaning of this name.

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The meaning of Admon is ‘red’ or ‘earth’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It is the name given to a ‘red peony flower’ and is also associated with the biblical name Adam which means ‘of the earth.’

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The meaning of Adonai is ‘Lord’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It is associated with the singular form ‘adon’, meaning ‘my lord’ while ‘adonai’ means ‘my lords’. Its root word is ‘ad’ which means ‘father’ in the Ugaritic language. The name is connected to the Greek god, Adonis, whose name means ‘Lord’.

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The meaning of Adoniah is ‘God is Lord’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. The name is made of the Hebrew elements ‘adon’, meaning ‘Lord’ and ‘Yahweh’, denoting ‘God’.

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The meaning of Akiva is ‘to follow’ or ‘holder of the heel’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It derives from the name Ya'akov, meaning ‘supplanter’ or ‘held by the heel’. The name is related to the word ‘aqeb’, translating to ‘heel’. A notable person bearing this name was Akiva ben Yosef, a Jewish scholar who was referred to as Rabbi. He was named ‘Chief of the Sages’ in a Jewish text called the ‘Talmud’.

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The meaning of Amasai is ‘strong’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. Another meaning of the name is ‘burden of God’, from the words ‘amas’, meaning ‘carry’ and ‘Yah’, which means ‘God’. It is a biblical name belonging to many biblical figures such as the son of Elkanah.

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The meaning of Amaziah is ‘the strength of God’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. A notable bearer of this name is Amaziah of Judah. He was the ninth and final ruler of the Kingdom of Judah. Another person with the name is a priest who came from the biblical town of Bethel.

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The meaning of Amos is ‘burdened’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Hebrew origin. It is derived from the Hebrew word ‘amas’, meaning ‘burden’ or ‘carry’. The name was popularized by a popular biblical figure who was one of the 12 prophets. There is a Hebrew prophetic scripture named ‘The Book Of Amos’. Another person with this name is John Amos, an American actor who played James Evans in the television sitcom ‘Good Times’.

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