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῾Ā′isha

῾Ā′isha   Quick reference

A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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(Arabic)

‘Alive, thriving’; name of Muḥammad's third and favourite wife.

Aaberg

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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1. Scandinavian (Åberg): ornamental name from aa, å ‘river’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’.

2. Norwegian: habitational name

Aaby

Aaby (101)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a place called Aaby or Åby, from å ‘river’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’.

Aachen

Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named after the Celtic god of healing and later used as baths by the Romans. The ... More
Aadland

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian: habitational name from a place called Ådland, from Old Norse Árland ‘land by the river’.

Aagaard

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian and Danish: variant of Ågård (see Agard).

Aagard

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian and Danish: variant of Ågård (see Agard).

Aaker

Aaker (190)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian and Swedish (Åker): variant of Aker.

Aakre

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian (Åkre): habitational name from any of several places so named, from an inflected form of Old Norse

Aalbers

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Dutch and Danish: variant of Albers.

Aalsmeer

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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A municipality with a name meaning ‘Eel Lake’ from aal ‘eel’, and meer ‘lake’ which was known for its eels....

Aalto

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Finnish: ornamental name from aalto ‘wave’.

Aamodt

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian and Swedish (Åmot): topographic name for someone who lived by the confluence of two streams, from aa

Aamot

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Aamodt.

Aanenson

Aanenson (119)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ånund, from Old Norse Onundr (‘ancestor’ + ‘victor’).

Aarau

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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Located on the River Aare from which it gets its name. Au is a form of Aue ‘meadow’. Founded in ...

Aardema

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Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Aart, a local variant of Arend, + -ma, Frisian suffix of

Aargau

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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A canton which joined the Swiss Confederation in 1803. It is drained by the River Aare from which it takes its name with the additional German ...

Aarhus

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Norwegian (Århus): habitational name from any of 15 or so farms so named, from Old Norse á ‘river’

Aaron

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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Biblical name, borne by the brother of Moses, who was appointed by God to be Moses' spokesman and became the first High Priest of the Israelites (Exodus 4:14–16, 7:1–2). It is of uncertain ... More

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