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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

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

City in sw North Rhine-Westphalia, w Germany. The city is noted for its sulphur baths, used by the Romans, which

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’.

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 63 words.

famous for his imaginative handling of floor levels and use of natural materials and irregular forms. Aalto's work includes the

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.