Baby Names Beginning with ‘A’

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Are you looking for some baby name inspo – more specifically baby names beginning with ‘A’? Maybe you have an affinity with or an attachment to names beginning with A. Or maybe you want to recreate the Kardashian family with some good-old alliteration among sibling names! It’s time for the K’s to move over for A’s – am I right?

Whether you are looking for baby girl names, baby boy names or gender-neutral names, we have the perfect names for you.

Girl baby names beginning with ‘A’


The name Ava comes from the Latin origin meaning ‘life, bird, water, island’, while also having Medieval Germanic roots too, in which it was shortened from Aveline.


A beautiful Nigerian name meaning,  ‘first daughter’. There have been many important and influential Adah’s throughout history such as…

  • Adah Jenkins (1901–1973), Civil rights activist, musician, teacher, and music critic.
  • Adah Isaacs Menken (1835–1868), American actress, painter, and poet.
  • Ada lovelace (1815-1852), was a gifted mathematician from Britain who is thought to be the first computer programmer.


This name appears in multiple cultures from Hebrew, English, French, Latin and Greek! It shares a similar meaning of ‘Graceful’, ‘God’s favourite’, and ‘Beautiful’.


A name of Gaelic decent meaning it is of both Irish and Scottish heritage. It is pronounced Ee-fee and means “beautiful” and “radiant”.


This pretty Danish name means “rising”.


This is a mystical name meaning ‘dawn’ in Latin. You may also know the name Aurora from the natural light display in the Earth’s sky, which is called Aurora Polaris – This is the natural phenomenon you see in the North and South pole!

 Alexandra, Alexa, Alex

Alexandra’s name meanings are ‘A helper and defender of mankind’ In Greek.


French-origin name with Latin and Greek roots. It is the female version of Adrian, and also means “Woman from Adria’, ‘Dark’, ‘Rich’. Adria in Northern Italy.


This Spanish & Mexican name means ‘noble’ or of ‘noble kinship’. – It’s time to roll out the carpet for your majesty Alicia!


This is a Danish name which means,  ‘one who is hard-working, industrious and fertile’


Derived from the Greek flower azaleos, meaning “dry”, those born with this name are said to be determined and independent individuals.


This name is Arabic and means “life” or “alive”. Aisha was also the wife of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and can be spelt as both Aayesha, Aysha and Aisha.


The name Ammerie is surprisingly of English origin, meaning  ‘divine rulers of the universe who are noble, inoffensive and beloved.’ it is historically used as a unisex/gender-neutral name too!


Alice as a girl’s name of Old German origin meaning “noble, exalted”.


The name Autumn is a seasonal name. It has a Latin origin and means “of woods.” and it comes from the Latin word autumnus.

Baby boy names beginning with ‘A’


An ancient Celtic name derived from Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English heritage.


Nigerian name meaning ‘he was happy’ and ‘he came in a joyful time’. This name is perfect for a bubbly baby boy who doesn’t stop smiling!


Arlo is derived from Old English or Anglo-Saxon meaning “rock hill” or “fortified hill.” It is a popular Christian name too!


A Thai name meaning ‘forest’ or ‘wood’.


A Japanese name for boys meaning ‘intelligent’, ‘bright’, and ‘clear’.


The French version of ‘Anthony’, meaning ‘highly praiseworthy’. It can be shortened to Ant or Tony!


French name meaning ‘man’ or ‘warrior’.


French name meaning ‘man’ or ‘warrior’.

The name Aidan means “little fire,” and has roots in Irish mythology. Aiden derives from the Gaelic God of Sun and Fire, whose name is Aedan or Aodhan.


This classic name comes from the Latin variant of the Greek name Alexandros, meaning “defender of men.”

There have been many famous Alexanders, such as Alexander the Great, who was the 4th-century BCE king of Macedonia in Greece!


This is a Muslim name, recognised in both Arabic and Hebrew as meaning, ‘prince’, ‘commander’, ‘master’.


The name Austin is of English origin and means “great or magnificent”.

It’s the medieval short-form of Augustine.


This is a Scottish baby boy name which has Germanic roots too! It means “genuine” and “bold.” Archibold may feel pretty formal or old fashioned to you, so why not shorten it to Archie, adorable right?


In Sanskrit, this name means “boundless” or “limitless.” In Arabic, it means “protector.”


Derived from the Greek name Artem, from the Goddess of hunting, Artemis, meaning “unharmed, perfect health”.

Its most recognisable association is with the Ukraine and Russia, with a similar meaning of “safe” and “butcher”.


Short for Alfred, Alfie is an adorable name which derives from the Old English Aelfraed, which is from the Old English aelf, meaning “‘elf” and raed, meaning “counsel” and taken to mean “wise”.


This name has a mixture of meanings and nationalities attached to it. In Persian, this Arabic name means “diamond.” In Portuguese and Spanish it means “soul” coming from the word “Alma”.

In Hungary, Almás means Apple, so those called Almás/Almas would have lived near an apple orchard.

Gender-neutral baby names beginning with ‘A’


The name Amari is recognised as a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “eternal”. It is a name used in many other cultures too but for a boy’s name in cultures like Yoruba and Thailand.

Amara can also be the feminised version of Amari, and means ‘blessed’.


Ashley is a popular name, especially in England. Did you know it is derived from the Old English words æsc (ash) and lēah (forest glade)?

It originally referred to a meadow where ash trees were found, and then became an English family name!


While the name Avery was originally used as a male name, today it is more common for girls. Avery comes from the Old English words aelf (meaning elf) and ric (meaning king/power), which is why Avery means “ruler of the elves”.

Elves were considered beautiful and magical creatures.


A Sanskrit name meaning ‘first one’ or ‘first born’.


Shortened from the name Andrew which is derived from the Greek name Andreas, meaning “manlike” or “brave”.


Whether you have abbreviated the name from Alexander, Alexandra, Alexa, Alexis or Alexei – Alex is the perfect name for both girls and boys.

Alternatively, you may wish to raise your child without a feminine or masculine name altogether.


A strong German gender-neutral name meaning ‘brave’ and ‘powerful’.


Italian origin meaning ‘warrior’ but is now linked to fashion designer Giorgio Armani.


A Chinese name meaning ‘peaceful’ and ‘to lift up’.


The name Alaska can be used as a female name of Native American – Aleut origin that means Mainland. From the Aleut language, adapted via Russian.

Literally “the object towards which the action of the sea is directed”.

So have you found some adorable baby names beginning with A? Maybe you’ve just narrowed down your list of baby names or accidentally added some more … Either way, we hope you’ve found the perfect name for your little bundle of joy!

For more baby name inspiration, check out our other latest baby name blogs:

Best Irish Baby Names | Best Scottish Baby Names | Cool Baby Names | Unusual Baby Names and What They Mean | Unique Baby Names | Baby Names Inspired by Animals | Baby Names Beginning with A

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