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Armenian Names

very race or civilisation has its own particular names, which identifies them as part of that particular culture. These names are passed on from generation to generation to keep the memory of their forefathers alive.

Armenians are no different. We are a nation whose ancestral history dates back 2000 years B.C. Along the way we have accumulated a rich list of personal names. Some are borrowed from other civilisations we came in contact with, and others are simply the names of elements found in nature.

The following list of Male and Female Armenian names is provided to assist you in choosing an Armenian name for your newborn baby. The words in brackets next to some names are the meaning or the equivalent of that name in English.

Male First Names

- A - (Pronunciation as in – Father)

Apkar - Apel - Apisoghom - Apraham - Atam (Adam) - Azad (Free) - Azaria - Atapeg - Atanas - Alan - Alexan - Aharon (Aaron) - Aghan - Aghasi - Agheksanter - Ayk (Dawn) - Anag - Anania - Anastas - Antog - Antranig (First-born) - Antrias - Anoushavan - Andon - Ashod - Abaven (Protector) - Abirad (Miserable) - Aran - Arantsar - Arakel (To send) - Arnag - Arno - Asadour - Asbed (Knight) - Asbourag - Asdvadzadour (God-given) - Askanaz - Adis - Adom - Adour - Adroushan (Temple devoted to fire worship) - Ara - Aram - Aramazt - Aramaniag - Aramais - Ararad - Arpag - Arpoun - Arkam - Aren - Arek - Arevshad (Full of Sun) - Arzouman - Ared - Artoun (Awake) - Ari (Brave) - Aris - Arisdages - Ardzroun - Artsan (Statue) - Arman - Armenag - Armen - Arshalous - Arshag - Arsham - Arshavir (To rush, invade) - Arshen - Arsen - Ardag - Ardashes - Ardavast - Ardavan - Ardem - Arpiar - Avak (Great) - Avedis (Good news) - Avedig (Good tidings).

- B - (Pronunciation as in – Bee)

Baghdasar - Bab (Grandfather) - Babeg - Baben - Badouagan (Honourable) - Badrig (Roman-noble) - Barkev (Gift) - Bared (Marshal) - Bartev Parthian) - Barouyr - Barsam - Bedros (Peter) - Bebo - Berj (Elegent) - Brosh - Bsag (Crown) - Boghos (Paul)

- D & Dz - (Pronunciation as in – Day & Adze)

Datev - Dajad - Dadour - Daron - Davros - Dikran - Dirayr - Diran ( Dominent)- Diradour --- Dzadour - Dzeroun - Dzovag (Lake) - Dzaghig (Flower).

- E - (Pronunciation as in – Event & Pen)

Eshkhan (Prince) - Esahag - Emin (Honest) - Emmanouel

- G - (Pronunciation as in – Good)

Gakig - Gamsar - Gamo - Gaydzag (Lightning) - Garabed - Garen - Garbis (Gary) - Garo - Giragos - Guregh - Gomidas - Gosdan - Gosdantin - Goryoun (Lioncub) - Gdridg (Brave)

- Gh - (No English word with "gh" sound)

Ghazar - Ghazaros - Gharib (Alien) - Ghevont - Ghougas - Ghoungyanos

- H - (Pronunciation as in – Happy)

Hamazasb - Hamparzoum (Resuraction)- Hamlig - Hayasdan (Armenia) - Haig - Haygazoun - Haygaz - Haygag - Haygaram - Hayrabed (Patriarch) - Hayrig (Father) - Hetoum - Hmayag - Hraztan - Hrag (Fire) - Hrahad - Hrayr - Hrant - Hratch - Hravart (Burning Rose) - Hapet - Hagop (James, Jacob) - Haroutioun (Resurection) - Haro - Hovagem - Hovasap - Hovhannes (John) - Hovnatan - Hovnan - Hovsep - Hounan - Housig 

- J - (Pronunciation as in – Leisure)

Jirayr - Jannig - Jivan

- K - (Pronunciation as in – Kind)

Kapriel (Gabriel) - Kachig (Brave-young) - Kakig - Kazavon - Kaloust - Kamer - Karnig (Lambkin) - Kasbar - Karekin Kegham - Keghart - Keghon - Kersam - Kerovpe - Kevork (George) - Kesag - Kud (Discovery) - Klag - Kenel (To buy) - Kousan (Singer)- Kourken – Krikor (Gregory) - Krisdapor 

- Kh - (No English word with "kh" sound)

Khat - Khajag (Blue eyed) - Khatchadour - Khatcheres (Cross-face) - Khatchig (Small cross) - Khigar - Khosrov - Khoren 

- L - (Pronunciation as in – Lord)

Lernig (Small Mountian) - Levon (Leon) - Libarid - Loris

- M - (Pronunciation as in – Mother)

Matous - Majag - Malkhas - Magar - Maghakeya - Mamas - Mampre - Mamigon - Manajihr - Manase - Mangasar - Manuel - Manough (Infant) - Mashdots - Masis - Madat - Madteos - Markar - Margos - Mardig (Warrior) - Mardiros - Mardoun - Matsag - Melek (King) - Melkon - Mekhag (Clove) - Meghrig (Honey-small) - Mesrob - Meroujan - Mjej - Mihran - Mihrtad - Minas - Misak - Mouron - Mikaiel - Mleh - Mkhitar (Comforter) - Mgrditch (Baptist) - Mgrdoum - Mher - Mnatsagan (Permanent) - Momig (Small candle) - Movses (Moses) - Moushegh - Moushe - Mourad

- N - (Pronunciation as in – Nice)

Nazar - Nazaret - Nahabed (Patriarch) - Nar - Nareg - Navasart - Nerseh - Nerses - Njteh - Nigol - Nigoghos - Nshan (Sign) - Norayr - Norhad - Norvan - Noubar - Nourhan - Nbad

- O - (Pronunciation as in – Old)

Oksen - Ohan - Onnig - Oshin - Oshagan - Oda

- P - (Pronunciation as in – Paper)

Papken - Pakrad - Pagour - Partogh - Partoghimeos - Parkhoutar - Parounag (Grape-vine) - Parsegh - Peklar - Penyamin - Pertag (Small Castle) - Puzant - Purad - Paylag (Lightning) - Panig - Panos - Paren - Parnag - Paramaz - Pelibbos 

- R - (Pronunciation as in – Road)

Razmig (Fighter)- Raphael - Reteos  - Rosdom - Rupen - Raffi

- S - (Pronunciation as in – Smile)

Sahag - Samuel - Samson - Sanasar - Sanatroug - Sasoun - Sarkis - Sahrad - Saro - Setrag - Sebouh (Noble) - Serop - Serovpe - Sero - Sevag (Black-eyed) - Set - Semag - Simon - Sinan - Sion - Sis - Sisag - Sirag - Siragan - Sipan - Smpad - Sograd - Soghomon - Souren - Sourmag - Soukias - Stephan - Sos - Srabion

- Sh - (Pronunciation as in – Shop)

Shahan (Profit maker) - Shahe - Shahnazar - Shahnour - Shant (Thunderbolt) - Shabouh - Shara - Shavasb - Shavarsh - Shiraz - Shirag - Shmavon - Shnorhk (Grace)

- T & Ts - (Pronunciation as in – Time & Bats)

Taniel - Tavtag - Tavit - Terenig - Trasdamard - Tro - Takvor(Crowned) - Tateos - Tatoul - Tevan - Teotig - Tornig (Grandson) - Thomas - Torkom - Toros --- Tsolag - Tsakig (Youngster)

- V - (Pronunciation as in – Voice)

Vazken - Vazrig - Vakhtang - Vahag - Vahaken - Vahan (Shield) - Vahe - Vahram - Vahrej - Vagharsh - Vagharshag - Vaghenag - Van - Vanagan (Monk) - Vanant - Vanadour Host,inn-keeper) - Vanig - Vanoush - Vachakan - Vache (Nomadic cart) - Vasag Treacherous-person) - Vasbourag - Varak (29th day of the Armenian month)  - Varaztad - Varant - Vart - Vartan - Vartavar (Transfiguration of Christ) - Vartkes - Varteres (Rose-Face) - Varos - Varoujan (Male bird of prey) - Vicken - Vem (Stone)- Vram - Vramshabouh - Vrej (Vengence) - Vrtanes - Vrouyr - Vosgan - Vosdanig (Nobleman)

- Y - (Pronunciation as in – Yes)

Yervant - Yetouart - Yeznig - Yezras - Yeghya - Yeghishe - Yeghivart - Yenovk - Yesayi - Yeranos - Yerimya - Yerouant - Yeprem - Yskouhe.

- Z - (Pronunciation as in – Zoo)

Zadig (Easter) - Zareh - Zarzant - Zarmayr - Zarmig - Zaven - Zakariya - Zkon - Zenop - Zehon - Zohrag - Zohrab - Zoravar (Powerfull)
 

Female First Names

- A - (Pronunciation as in – Father)

Akabi - Azadouhi (Free-female) - Azkanoush - Azniv (Gentle) - Alitz - Aline - Alice - Alik (Wave) - Almasd (Diamond) - Alvart (also Rose) - Aghavni (Pigeon) - Ahli - Aida - Akac - Aldz - Alids - Alidz - Anahid - Anais - Ankine - Antaram (Unfading) - Ani - Ankhosig (Non-Talkative) - Anna - Annman Unlike) - Anoush (Sweet) - Ashkhen - Asbram - Asdghig (Small Star) - Arda - Adrine - Araz - Aramouhi - Araks - Araksi - Arkina (Invaluable) - Areknaz - Arev (Sun) - Arevig - Arevhad - Arevalous (Sun-Light) - Arin (Brave female) - Artzouig (Eaglet) - Armanoush - Armenouhi  (Armenian Lady) - Armine - Arshalous (Dawn) - Arshagouhi - Arousyag (Morning Star)(Venus) - Arsine - Arda - Ardanoush - Ardemis - Arpa - Arpenig - Arpi (Sunlight) - Arpineh - Ashkhen - Avids.

- B - (Pronunciation as in – Bee)

Baydzar (Clear bright) - Barzig (Plain) - Berjanoush (Elegantly sweet) - Berjouhi (Elegant female)

- D & Dz - (Pronunciation as in – Day & Adze)

Datevig - Dalita (Girl/Virgin) - Dikranouhi - Dirouhi --- Dzaghig (Flower) - Dzaghganoush - Dziadzan (Rainbow) - Dzovig (Small sea) - Dzovinar

- E - (Pronunciation as in – Event & Pen)

Emasdouhi (Wize lady) - Esgouhi --- Elise - Eliz - Eghtsanoush - Emma - Endza - Endzanoush - Erato - Euphemia - Euphrosina.

- F - (Pronunciation as in – Food)

Femi,  Fimi.

- G - (Pronunciation as in – Good)

Gadar (Summit) - Gadarine - Gaiane - Garine - Gakavig (Young Partridge) - Gayane - Ghadam - Gorandoukht - Goulizar - Goulnaz - Gumach

- H - (Pronunciation as in – Happy)

Hamaspouyr (Wide Spread) - Hamesdouhi (Modest Female) - Hasmig (Jasmine) - Hayarpi - Hayganoush - Haygouhi - Heghineh - Heghnar (Deer) - Hera - Heranoush - Hermineh - Hereknaz - Hnazant (Obedient) - Houri (Flames) - Hourher (Flaming Hair) - Houshig - Hranush - Hripsimeh - Hrout - Hrantouhi - Hranoush - Hratchouhi (Fire-eyed female) - Hrarpi - Hagint - Hreghen (Fiery) - Hasmig (Jasmine) - Haverj (Eternal)

- I - (Pronunciation as in – Immortal)

Isabel - Isabella.

- J - (Pronunciation as in – Leisure)

Jbdouhi (Smiling lady) - Juliana.

- K - (Pronunciation as in – Kind)

Kayaneh - Karni - Kanni - Keghanoush (Elegant, lovely) - Keghetzig (Beautiful) - Keghouhi (Fair Lady) - Keran - Kinevart (Wine-Rose) - Klkhatir - Kohar (Jewel) - Koharig - Kaghtzrig (Sweety) - Knarig (Lyre) - Knkoush (Tender)

- Kh - (No English word with "Kh" sound)

Khatchouhi (Small cross) - Khatoun - Khantout - Khngeni - Khonarh (Humble) - Khosrovanoush - Khosrovidookht - Khosrovitoughd - Khorodig - Khoumar - Khoyan

- L - (Pronunciation as in – Lord)

Lala (Doll) - Lara - Lelag - Lena - Leniya - Lili - Lilit - Lucy - Lori (Linden-tree) - Lorig - Lousaper (Abundance of light) - Lousadzin (Photogenic)- Lousarev - Louseres (Bright face) - Lousig - Lousin (Moon) - Lousine - Lousntak (Crown of light) - Lousvart (Light Rose)

- M - (Pronunciation as in – Mother)

Mayda - Mayranoush (Sweet mother) - Mane - Manishag (Violet) - Mannig - Manoushag - Madlen - Maral (Deer) - Marem - Markrid (Pearl) - Marta - Margaret - Mari - Maria - Mariyam - Marineh - Maritsa - Marmar (Marble) - Maro - Makrouhi (Cleaner-female) - Medstikin - Medakse (Silky) - Meghranoush (Honey-sweet) - Meline - Melisend - Mlke - Mina - Morfia.

- N - (Pronunciation as in – Nice)

Nazani (Delicate) - Nazeli (Pretty) - Nazenig - Natel - Nayat - Nayree - Nayirouhi - Nanar - Nane - Nanor - Nashkhoun - Nartouhi - Nare - Narineh - Nargiz (Narcissus) - Narod (A string used at marriage ceremony) - Negdar (Nectar) - Noyemzar - Noyemi - Nora - Nouvart - Noune (Nunia) - Nunuphar - Noushig (Small almond) - Nouritsa - Nouver (Gift)

- O - (Pronunciation as in – O)

Olympias - Oskihat - Ovsanna (Hosanna)

- P - (Pronunciation as in – Paper)

Pakradouhi - Palasan (Balsam) - Parantsem - Parouhi - Pavagan (Enough) - Pergrouhi (Cheerful-female) - Persape - Pouragn - Pouregh (Crystal) - Pourasdan (Flower garden) - Prapion (Tube-Rose) - Patil (Snow flake) - Payl (Shiny) - Parantzem - Perouz - Pounig (Phenix)

- R - (Pronunciation as in – Road)

Ramela - Razmouhi (Fighter female) - Raqel - Repega - Rehan - Rhiphsime - Rita - Rubina - Rozin - Rouzan

- S - (Pronunciation as in – Smile)

Sahak-Annoysh - Sahaganoush - Satenig - Salpi - Sanam - Santoukhd - Sara - Seta - Selma - Serig - Serine - Sevan - Sevoug (Blacky) - Stepanie - Stephanie - Sibyl - Sima - Siran - Siranoush - Sirarpi - Siroun (Lovely) - Sirvart (Love rose) - Suzan - Soghome - Sona - Sussan - Soffi - Soffiya - Srpouhi  (Saintly-female) - Sosi (Planetree) - Soseh - Sybilla - Sylva.

- Sh - (Pronunciation as in – Shop)

Shaghig - Shahantukht - Shahanig - Shamam - Shamiram - Sharmagh (Fine Sieve) - Shakeh - Shnorhig (Graceful) - Shoghagat (Splender) - Shogher (Rays) - Shoghig - Shoushan (Lily) - Shoushanig 

- T & Ts - (Pronunciation as in – Time & Bats)

T'aguhi - Talar (Fresh) - Tarouhi - Tefanaw - Teghtsanig (Canarybird) - Teghtsoun (Blond/Fair) - Theodora - Tshkhoh - Tshkhouhi - Tsdrig (Daughter) - Takouhi (Queen) - Talin - Tamar - Tangakin (Precious) - Toukhtzam (Brown hair) - Tsangali (Desireable) - Tsoler - Tsoline - Tshoghig (Fine dew) - Tsouig - Teter (Butterfly) - Tuxtani.

- V - (Pronunciation as in – Voice)

Vazkanoush  - Vane - Vanouhi - Vanoush - Varvara - Varvare - Vartanoush (Rose-sweet) - Varteni (Rose tree) - Vartiter Rose-butterfly) - Varteshah - Vartouhi (Rose-lady) - Varsenig - Vehanoush - Vehantsnouhi - Verkine - Verjin - Vertchalous (Twilight) - Verjouhi (Vengence-female) - Vosgetel (Golden-thread)- Vosgedzam (Golden Hair) - Vosgehad - Vosgemad - Vosgi (Gold)

- Y - (Pronunciation as in – Yes)

Yeter (Ether) - Yeghnig (Hind) - Yeghisapet - Yeghsan - Yester - Yerazig ((Dream-small) - Yranig (Blessed) - Yeranouhi - Yerchanig (Happy) - Yeva (Eve) - Yevkeneh - Yeprouhi 

- Z - (Pronunciation as in – Zoo)

Zanazan (Various) - Zabel - Zapel - Zartar (Ornament) - Zarmantoukht - Zarmineh - Zarmouhi - Zarouhi - Zarvart - Zepour (Breeze) - Zmroukhd (Emerald) - Zouart - Zoulal - Zvart (Happy)

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