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Appendix:Armenian given names

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Armenians are a people whose history dates back 2500 years. Along that long time, they accumulated a rich list of given names, both borrowed from other civilizations and invented by their own. The following is a list of Armenian given names:

Male

Some of these names are ancient and are rarely used nowadays.

A

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

B

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

D & Dz

  • Datev
  • Dajad
  • Daron
  • Davros
  • Dikran
  • Dirayr
  • Diran (Dominant)
  • Diradour
  • Dzadour
  • Dzeroun
  • Dzovag (Lake)
  • Dzaghig (Flower)

E

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

G

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

Gh

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

H

  • Hamazasb
  • Hamparzoum (Resurrection)
  • Hayasdan (Armenia)
  • Haig
  • Haygazoun
  • Haygaz
  • Haygag
  • Haygaram
  • Hayrabed (Patriarch)
  • Hayrig (Father)
  • Hetoum
  • Hmayag
  • Hraztan (Gun)
  • Hrag (Fire)
  • Hrahad
  • Hrayr
  • Hrant
  • Hratch
  • Hravart (Burning Rose)
  • Hapet
  • Hagop (James, Jacob)
  • Haroutioun (Resurrection)
  • Haro
  • Hovagem
  • Hovasap
  • Hovhannes (John)
  • Hovnan
  • Hovsep (Joseph)

J

  • Jannig
  • Jirayr
  • Jivan

K

  • Kapriel (Gabriel)
  • Kachig (Brave-young)
  • Kakig (or Gagik)
  • Kazavon
  • Kaloust
  • Kamer
  • Karnig (Lambkin)
  • Kasbar
  • Karekin
  • Kegham
  • Keghart
  • Keghon
  • Kersam
  • Kevork (George)
  • Kesag
  • Kud (Discovery)
  • Kousan (Singer)
  • Kourken (or Gurgen)
  • Krikor (Gregory)
  • Krisdapor (Christopher)

Kh

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

L

  • Lernig (Small Mountain)
  • Levon (Leon)
  • Libarid
  • Loris

M

  • Matous
  • Majag
  • Malkhas
  • Magar
  • Mampre
  • Mamigon
  • Manajihr
  • Manase
  • Mangasar (Little Mountain)
  • Manuel
  • Manough (Infant)
  • Mashdots
  • Masis
  • Madat
  • Madteos
  • Markar
  • Margos
  • Mardig (Warrior)
  • Mardiros (Martyr)
  • 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)
  • Movses (Moses)
  • Moushegh
  • Moushe
  • Mourad

N

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

O

  • Oksen
  • Ohan
  • Onnig
  • Oshin
  • Oshagan
  • Oda

P

  • 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

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

S

  • Sahag
  • Samuel
  • Samson
  • Sanasar
  • Sanatroug
  • Sasoun
  • Sarkis
  • Sarhad
  • Saro
  • Setrag
  • Sebouh (Noble)
  • Serj
  • 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

T & Ts

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

V

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

Y

  • Yervant
  • Yetvart
  • Yeznig
  • Yezras
  • Yeghya
  • Yeghisheh
  • Yeghivart
  • Yesayi
  • Yeranos
  • Yerimya
  • Yervant
  • Yeprem

Z

  • Zadig (Easter)
  • Zareh
  • Zarzant
  • Zarmayr
  • Zarmig
  • Zaven
  • Zakariya
  • Zohrag
  • Zohrab
  • Zoravar (Powerful)

Female

Some of these names are ancient and are rarely used nowadays.

A

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

B

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

D & Dz

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

E

  • Emasdouhi (Wise lady)
  • Esgouhi
  • Elise
  • Eliz
  • Eghtsanoush
  • Emma
  • Endza
  • Endzanoush
  • Erato
  • Euphemia
  • Euphrosina
  • Eva

G

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

H

  • Hamaspouyr (Wide Spread)
  • Hamesdouhi (Modest Female)
  • Hasmig (Jasmine)
  • 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

  • Isabel
  • Isabella

J

  • Jebid (Smile)
  • Jbdouhi (Smiling lady)
  • Juliana.

K

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

Kh

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

L

  • Lara
  • Lelag
  • Lena
  • Leniya
  • Lili
  • Lilit
  • Lucy
  • Lori (Linden-tree)
  • Lorig
  • Louseres (Bright face)
  • Lousig
  • Lousine (Moon)
  • Lousine
  • Lousntak (Crown of light)
  • Lousvart (Light Rose)

M

  • Mayda
  • Mayranoush (Sweet mother)
  • Manoushag
  • Madlene
  • Maral (Deer)
  • Marem
  • Markrid (Pearl)
  • Marta
  • Margaret
  • Marie
  • Maria
  • Mariyam
  • Marineh
  • Maritsa
  • Marmar (Marble)
  • Maro
  • Medax (Silky)
  • Meghranoush (Honey-sweet)
  • Melineh
  • Mirna

N

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

O

  • Ovsanna (Hosanna)

P

  • Pakradouhi
  • Palasan (Balsam)
  • Parantsem
  • Parouhi
  • Pavagan (Enough)
  • Pergrouhi (Cheerful-female)
  • Persape
  • Pouragn
  • Pouregh (Crystal)
  • Pourasdan (Flower garden)
  • Patil (Snow flake)
  • Payl (Shiny)
  • Parantzem
  • Pounig (Phoenix)

R

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

S

  • 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

  • Shahanig
  • Shamiram
  • Sharmagh (Fine Sieve)
  • Shakeh
  • Shnorhig (Graceful)
  • Shoghagat (Splender)
  • Shogher (Rays)
  • Shoghig
  • Shoushan (Lily)
  • Shoushanig

T & Ts

  • T'aguhi
  • Talar (Fresh)
  • Takoush
  • Tarouhi Teghtsanig (Canarybird)
  • Teghtsoun (Blond/Fair)
  • Theodora Tsdrig (Daughter)
  • Takouhi (Queen)
  • Taline
  • Tamar
  • Tania
  • Tangakin (Precious)
  • Tsangali (Desirable)
  • Tsoler
  • Tsoline
  • Tshoghig (Fine dew)
  • Tsvig
  • Titer (Butterfly)

V

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

Y

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

Z

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