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῾Ā′isha

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 12 words.

(Arabic)

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

Aaberg

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

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

2. Norwegian: habitational name

Aaby

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

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

Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 114 words.

Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named

Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 142 words.

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...

Aachen (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 113 words.

Aquis Granum, Aix-la-Chapelle

Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of

Aadland

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

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

Aagaard

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

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

Aagard

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 10 words.

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

Aaker

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

Norwegian and Swedish (Åker): variant of Aker.

Aakre

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 33 words.

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

Aalbers

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Dutch and Danish: variant of Albers.

Aalsmeer (The Netherlands)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

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

Aalsmeer (The Netherlands)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

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

Aalsmeer (The Netherlands)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

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

Aalto

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 24 words.

Finnish: ornamental name from aalto ‘wave’.

Aamodt

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 50 words.

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

Aamot

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 13 words.

Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Aamodt.

Aanenson

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

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

Aarau (Switzerland)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 64 words.

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