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The meaning of Aletta is 'little winged one'. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It is also the Spanish version of the name Alida which is derived from the name Adelaide, a name given to children born into the noble class. The name is considered a variant of the Greek name Althea which means 'truth' or 'healer.' Aletta is also the name of an asteroid called 1194 Aletta. It was named after Cyril Jackson, an astronomer who discovered it and named the asteroid after his wife. The name is also borne by Aletta Jacobs, a Dutch physician who was one of the first female physicians in the Netherlands. She is regarded in great honor for her fight for women's rights.

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A name primarily chosen for girls, the meaning of Allegria is 'joy'. When given as a name, it means someone with happiness and cheerfulness, one who will bring hope, positivity, and good vibes with their birth. Its other meanings include 'gaiety', and 'gladness'. In different countries, Allegria means 'mirth', 'buoyancy, and 'optimism' as well. Having many similar words that describe the state of being happy, this name is sought-after and its variations are widely used.

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The meaning of Almeda is 'ambitious' or 'the plateau'. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. A popular alternative of the name is Almeida. It is thought to come from the Arabic word 'al-medina', meaning 'the city' or 'al ma'idah', meaning 'the plateau'. A notable bearer of the name Almeda is Almeda Riddle. She was an American folk singer who became known as 'Granny Riddle' in her later years. In 2019, the famous American singer Solange released a song titled 'Almeda' which was from her album 'When I Get Home'.

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The meaning of Almira is ‘noble’ or ‘princess’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It is similar to the Arabic word meaning ‘princess’. It is also thought to come from the Old German words ‘adal’, meaning ‘noble’ or ‘aristocratic’ and ‘aldaz’, meaning ‘grown-up’. The name was borne by American actress Almira Sessions who acted in many movies during the 20th century. In literature, Almira is the name of the titular character in an opera written by George Frideric Handel called ‘Almira, Konigin von Castilien'. A notable bearer of this name is Almira Hart Lincoln, an American writer and scientist who is famous for writing the culturally significant book ‘Ida Norman: Or, Trials And Their Uses’.

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The meaning of Almudena is 'the citadel' or 'the city'. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It derives from the Arabic word 'al-mudaynah', meaning 'the citadel'. A citadel is a term for a fort built in the high rise of a city. The term 'medina' which means 'city' or 'the Enlightened City' is also derived from the Arabic word 'madinah'. There is a Catholic church named the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid that was built in honor of the Virgin of Almudena, a statue dedicated to the Virgin Mary who is regarded as the mother of Jesus Christ. The Cathedral, which was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993, is one of the most majestic churches in Madrid. A notable bearer of this name is Almudena Cid, a Spanish rhythmic gymnast who represented her country in several international tournaments including the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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The meaning of Alondra is ‘lark’ or ‘defender of mankind’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It is a short form of the name Alejandra which is the Spanish version of the Greek name Alexandros, that is made up of the Greek words ‘alexein’, meaning ‘defender’ and ‘aner’, meaning ‘man’. 'Alondra’ is also the Spanish word for ‘lark’ which is the name given to a species of birds. In the Latin entertainment industry, Alejandra Guzman is the name of a Latin-Grammy award-winning Mexican singer and actress known for her songs ‘Yo Te Esperaba’. 'Alondra' was used as the title of a Mexican telenovela that was released in 1995.

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The meaning of Alonzo is ‘ready for battle’ or ‘noble’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. An alternative spelling is Alonso. It is a variant of the name Alphonse which comes from Alfuns and is made up of the words ‘adal’, meaning ‘noble’ and ‘funs’, meaning ‘battle-ready’. Alonzo was used by Shakespeare in ‘The Tempest’. In the play, Alonzo was the king of Naples. Alonso is also the real name of Don Quixote, the titular character of the famous Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

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A Spanish name, the meaning of Alucia is ‘beautiful, calm, fair, graceful, serene’. Lucia is the diminutive of the name. The name Alucia is associated with Alucia2, which is the name of an OceanX explorer superyacht. Other than this, there are no notable personalities associated with the name.

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The meaning of Alvaro is ‘elf warrior’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. It comes from the Old Norse name Aleifr which is made up of the words ‘alf’, translating to ‘elf’ and ‘arr’, translating to ‘warrior’ or ‘army’. The name was borne by many people of nobility such as Alvaro I of Kongo, who was the king of Kongo in the 14th century. It was also borne by prime ministers and presidents including Alvaro Uribe, the 31st president of Colombia, and Alvaro Arzu, the 32nd president of Guatemala. A famous Alvaro in entertainment is Alvaro Morte, a Spanish actor who gained international fame after the release of ‘Money Heist’ where he played El Professor.

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A feminine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Amada is 'loved'. With Latin roots, this name means 'deserving to be loved'. When bestowed as a name, it symbolically means 'worthy of love', or 'loved by everyone'. As a name, it also means 'one who loves God'. Its other meanings include 'beloved', 'adored', and 'dear'. However, in Islam, this name means 'one who is blessed with abundant knowledge'. In Hindu culture, Amada means 'quick, ready, and spontaneous'. As a girl's name originally, Amada means 'sweetheart', and 'ladylove' as well. This name gained popularity when Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes named their second daughter Amada Lee.

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Ambella is a Spanish origin name, and the meaning of Ambella is ‘good friend, beloved friend’. It is believed to have been derived from the Latin name Amabilis, which means 'charming, lovable,dear, sweet, agreeable'. The diminutive of the name Ambella is Bella. Ambella is a home furnishing brand in the United States of America. There is also a plant named campanula Ambella which are evergreen perennials.

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The name Amor is of Spanish origin and is a gender-neutral name. The meaning of Amor is ‘love’. The name originated from the Latin term 'amor'. It is also used as a term of endearment in Spanish.

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A name of Spanish origin, Amora is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Amora is ‘love'. According to its Norse origin, it means ‘light eagle’. Amora is a variant of the name, Amor. An enchantress in the 'Marvel' comics is called Amora who is portrayed as a mighty sorceress.

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The meaning of Amorina is ‘loved one’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. The name is derived from the Latin-Spanish word ‘amor’, translating to ‘love’ or ‘to love'. Amorino is used in literature as the title of a play written by Eduardo Borras which was adapted into an Argentine black and white movie of the same name released in 1961.

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A masculine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Amparo is 'shelter'. In a wider sense, this name talks about 'protection'. When bestowed as a name, it means 'refuge' as well. Closely related to Virgin Mary and the city of Valencia in Spain, Amparo as a name, also means 'our lady of protection'. Its other meanings include 'aid', and 'aegis'. Along with being the first name, Amparo has also been used as a surname. In legal terms, Amparo often referred to as 'constitutional protection lawsuit', is an extraordinary appeal, filed by Mexicans and foreigners in the federal court.

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Ana is a name with Spanish origins and the meaning of Ana is ‘gracious and merciful’. Ana is a name that has been derived from the name Hannah. Some Christians have taken its meaning to be ‘mother of Virgin Mary’. In Portuguese, the name means ‘grace’. ‘Power’ is also another translation for this name. In the Latin language, this name means ‘beautiful’. In English, Ana means a ‘collection of reminiscences or anecdotes about a person or a place’ or 'memory'. In American English, Ana is an abbreviation for the American Nurses’ Association. In Hinduism, the name Ana means ‘prestige’ or ‘self-respect’. in the Islamic religion, this name also translates to ‘food’. In Arabic, this name means ‘moments or hours at night’. It also means ‘reaching full maturity’. The name Ana can also be a variant or a nickname for the names Anna or Anastasia.

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The meaning of Anastacia is 'resurrection'. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. It comes from the Greek word 'anastasis', translating to 'resurrection' or 'birth'. A Christian martyr was called Saint Anastasia and it was borne by an ancient noble named Anastasius I Dicorus who was the Byzantine emperor. The name Anastacia was popularized by American singer-songwriter Anastacia Lyn Newkirk. She is mononymously known as Anastacia. She is better known for her hit songs 'I'm Outta Love' and 'Boom' which was selected to be the anthem for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

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The meaning of Andres is ‘manly’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Spanish origin. Andres is the Spanish version of Andrew which is derived from the name Andreas. The meaning comes from the word ‘andros', translating to ‘manly' or ‘virile'. The prefix ‘aner' is from the Greek word ‘andros', meaning ‘man'. It can also be translated to 'warrior'. A notable bearer of the name Andres is Andres Calamaro who is a Latin Grammy Award-winning singer from Argentina.

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A masculine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Angelito is 'little angel'. When bestowed as a name, it means 'messenger of the God'. In a casual sense, this name is used to describe young children. Its other meanings include 'cherubin', and 'everything good'. In Ireland, Angelito is a well-known and favorite soft serve ice cream brand. 'Angelito', a famous song by Don Omar is most popularly played across many countries. According to verified statistics, more than 1800 children bear this name in the United States.

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