50 Best Baby Names That Start With A

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50 best baby names that start wtih a - and give origins, meaning, getty

Expecting a little one soon, or helping a friend land on a choice for the best baby names? Maybe you're planning far into the future for your perfect baby name that starts with the letter A.

We have compiled a list of 50 unique baby names and everything you need to know about them. With popular names like Anthony, Ava, Abigail, and more, we have sifted through names from every origin to help you pick the perfect one for your little bundle of joy!


We figured you already know the top "A" names (which is why you're here). So, if you're looking for a name that means a little more and has a little more meaning, these top names were some of our favorites.

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1. Aaren

Origin: Scandinavian

Meaning: Lofty; exalted; High Mountain

2. Alexander

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Defender of the people

Nicknames: Xander, Zander, Lex, Alek

3. Aiden

Origin: Celtic

Irish meaning: Firey One

4. Asher

Hebrew: Happy, blessed

Origin: In the Old Testament, Asher was the 8th son of Jacob who lived a life of abundance


5. Angel

Origin: Green, Latin, Spanish

Meaning Messenger of God

Alternative Spellings: Angell

6. Ace

Origin: Latin for unity

Meaning: One who is superior and excels

7. Ali

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: A variant of Allah, the supreme being in the Muslim faith

8. Amir

Origin: Arabic, Hebrew

Meaning: Prince, strong

9. Adriel

Origin: Hebrew and Native American

Meaning: Of the flock of God; Beaver, which symbolizes skill

10. Aldo

Origin: German

Meaning: Old or wise

11. Alvaro

Origin: Spanish and German

Meaning: Truth speaker or guardian

Alternative spellings: Elwin, Alwin, Audwin

12. Arlo

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Barberry tree

13. Aaro

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: An modern twist on the name "Aaron"


14. Aballach

A reference to the island of Avalon

15. Abbott

Origin: English and Hebrew

Meaning: Leader of the Monastery; Father

16. Able

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Son of breath

17. Acel

Origin: French

Meaning: Follower of a nobleman

18. Acton

Origin: Anglo Saxon

Meaning: From a town near the oak trees

19. Adair

Origin: Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish

Meaning: From the oak tree ford

If you're wanting to be surprised or you already know you're expecting a little girl, here are some names that stood out. Picking a gender-neutral name can be a lot of fun and helps with the excitement and build-up if you're waiting to find out the sex of the baby.

20. Addy

Origin: Teutonic


Meaning: Variant of Adelard and Adam

21. Ade

A mistress of Lancelot

22. Aidrian

Origin: Irish

Meaning: From the Adriatic

Alternate Spellings: Adrion, Adrien

23. Aisley

Origin: English

Alternate Spelling: Aisly

24. Ajax

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meainging: Eagle. A Greek of Troy

25. Alder

Origin: English

Meaning: Of the alder tree

We love these takes on classic names and either giving them new spellings, uncovering their meanings, or just completely working off of one name and creating another. If you're still stuck on names after this next section, you may need more help than we can give you (but hopefully not)!


26. Amma

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Mother

27. Andrea

Origin: French, Greek, Latin

Meaning: Manly; female form of Andrew

28. Ami

Origin: African

Meaning: Saturday's child

29. Alva

Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Latin

Meaning: Mutual compatability between two people

30. Alvar

Origin: English and German

Meaning: Army of elves

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31. Amadi

Origin: African and Arabic

Meaning: My pillar

32. Amari

Origin: Arabic and African.

Meaning: Possess great strength; means "moon" in Arabic

33. Acadia

Origin: French

Meaning: "A place name from the French Acadie"

34. Adali

Origin: German

Meaning: Noble

Alternate Spelling: Adel, Adal


35. Adaline

Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Noble

36. Alice

Origin: French and German

Meaning: Noble

37. Adira

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Powerful, wealthy

38. Adona

Origin: African

Meaning: Her father's daughter

39. Adoette

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Large tree

40. Aelfwine

Origin: English

Meaning: Friend of the elves

41. Angelina

Origin: Latin, Spanish, Greek

Meaning: Derived from the Greek anglos

42. Agatha

Origin: German, Greek, Latin

Meaning: Good, kind

Alternate Spelling: Agata

43. Apple

Origin: American

Meaning: A fruit

44. Abri

Origin: Italian

Meaning: Shelter

45. Alisa

Origin: Hebrew, Spanish

Meaning: Great Happiness, of nobility

46. Alita

Origin: English and Spanish


Meaning: Noble

47. Alika

Origin: African

Meaning: Most beautiful

48. Ake

Origin: Norse and Swedish

Meaning: Ancient, Ancestors

49. Alai

Origin: Gaelic

Meaning: Defender of Man

50. Alejandro

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Defender of mankind

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If you're still looking for more inspiration, we've compiled a list of the top 5 girls and boys names that dominated 2018, as well as the top 100 baby names of 2019, courtesy of Mom365.com.

Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia


5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo


51. Sofia

52. Jaxon

53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

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