Most Loved Armenian Girl Names With Meanings

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You will be surprised to know the diversity of origins and meanings of the Armenian female names.

Some are word names, while others come from history, mythology, and even other countries.

Whether you’re Armenian or not, this article could come handy to help you find the perfect name for your little girl. 

Also, you might even find the Armenian version of a popular name in your country. Who knows?

Let me bring an example.

Do you know the Armenian variant of the name Jasmine?

It’s Hasmik! The flower name directly translates to Hasmik in Armenian.

Although Jasmine or Jasmina is also a common name in Armenia, some people still prefer Hasmik. 

Find out more in the list I have prepared for you.

Once you go through the list, don’t forget to let me know in the comments which one you liked the most!

Related: Top Armenian Boy Names With Meanings

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Popular Armenian Girl Names

On one hand, Armenian names for girls show purity, peace, and modesty.

On the other hand, there are names that present bravery, courage, war spirit. That’s because through centuries Armenian women fought in the war along with men.

Others originate from mythology, mainly Greek, and other countries.

Most of them, if not Armenian, have Greek, Latin, Russian, and Persian origins.

Now, I have a list of the most popular Armenian baby girl names for you.

They have different origins and meanings and are mostly popular because people like the way they sound.

Anahit
Ani
Anna
Anush
Astghik
Gayane
Mane
Milena
Nare
Sofi
Sona
Tatev

All of these names are widely spread in all parts of Armenia, as well as the Diaspora.

But the two names I specifically want to talk about are Anahit and Astghik.

These are the names of goddesses in Armenian mythology.

Thousands of years ago, in the Hellenic age, they had different significance, but they changed with time or obtained a new meaning. 

Even if the origins and the meaning stayed the same, parents bring up different reasons to give their child a goddess name.

Anahit

Anahit was Armenia’s most beloved and admired goddess – the mother goddess. 

She had the same role in Armenian mythology as Artemis had in Greek mythology.

The ancient Armenians believed that Anahit’s will produced the Armenian world. Hence, she was a fertility and pregnancy cult.

Nowadays, people choose this name because it’s a popular and loved Armenian name.

There is a famous Armenian fairy tale named Anahit.  And a film based on that fairy tale, which was also animated in recent years.

The main character, Anahit, symbolizes a simple Armenian woman with a lot of self-worth.


Astghik

The other Armenian goddess, Astghik stood for love, beauty, and water.

Astghik is equivalent to Aphrodite in Greek, and Ishtar in Mesopotamian mythologies.

Although if you speak Armenian, you know ‘astgh’ means ‘star,’ and ‘astghik’ is ‘little star,’ but it’s not related to the goddess.

These are examples of how society changes the way they see a name with time.

I’m telling you this to show that some names can give you different reasons to pick them.

Some parents name their baby girls Astghik because it’s the name of the goddess. Others like it for the root word: astgh (star).

Speaking of which, ‘-ik,’ or ‘-ul’ also have common use in Armenia.

Names like Hasmik and Astghik originally end with an ‘-ik,’ however, it can also be added to other names to make them sound cute.

Consider Tatev – Tatevik, Anna – Anul, Hasmik – Hasul. Lusine means moon in Armenian and Lusik would be a perfect nickname for your little moon goddess. 

They make it sound like the name is given to someone little.

-ik and -ul make cute Armenian baby girl names sound even cuter.


Armenian Girl Names 2021

Now that you know the most popular Armenian girl names, let’s take a look at some others.

There are a lot of beautiful Armenian female names to choose from. Most of them will be totally unique outside of Armenia.

So if you name your daughter, let’s say, Tatev, she will get different reactions in and outside the country of its origins.

In Armenia, people are used to it, so people don’t dig into the origins. But outside of Armenia, they might ask where it comes from and what it means.

So it’s good to know the meaning of the name before you choose one. You want to have your daughter talk about her name’s origins and meaning with delight. 

Here is a list of Armenian baby names for your girl listed in alphabetical order.

A

Ada – short for Adelina, meaning noble lady (Russian, Old German)
Adelaida – was spread due to European literature
Agapi – love (Hebrew)
Aghavni – Armenian word name meaning ‘dove’
Agnes – saint, pure, modest (Greek)
Aida – happy, returning, distinguished (was spread due to Verdi’s opera of the same name since the 20’s of the 20th century.)
Alina – unachievable, inaccessible (Russian)
Alis – alternative for the French spelling of Alice
Alvard – red rose (Armenian)
Angin – priceless (Armenian) 
Ani – Medieval capital of Armenia
Anna – talented, merciful (Hebrew)
Anush – sweet (Armenian word name)
Anzhela – angel (French)
Antaram – never fading (Armenian)
Araxya – comes from the river name Arax
Areknaz – pleasant sun (Armenian)
Arevik – sun (Armenian)
Armine – female version of the name Armen
Arpine – sun (Armenian)
Athine – Armenian variant of Athena, a Greek name meaning ‘a girl from Athens’ (Greek, Latin)
Azniv – honest (Armenian)

B

Bella – irreplacable (Latin)
Byuregh – crystal (Armenian)

D

Dana – intelligent, just (Arabic)
Diana – mysterious
Donara – child of a freed nation

E

Edita – holy war (English), betrayer (Hebrew)
Elen (Yelena, Lena) – sunny (Russian)
Elina – bright ray (Spanish)
Ella – Greek person (Greek)
Elvira – blond (Russian)
Emilia – feminine (Greek), impatient, envious, hot (Latin)
Emma – precious, mysterious (Latin)
Erna – serious, strict (Latin)
Eteri – purity, clarity (Georgian)
Eva (Evelina) – vital strength (Italian)

F

Faina – lively, full of life, bright (Greek)
Flora – flower (Latin)

G

Gabriella – ‘God is my strength’ Latin
Gayane – earth (Greek)
Geghecik – beautiful (Armenian)
Gisane – hair (Armenian)
Gohar – jewel (Armenian)
Gyulnara – pomegranate flower (Persian)

H

Hasmik – Armenian version of Jasmine (comes from the name of the flower)
Haykuhi – Armenian daughter
Heghine – bright (Greek)
Hermine – a variant of the Greek name Hermione, or the female version for Herman
Hrachuhi – a girl with fire eyes (Armenian)
Hripsime – big nation (Latin)

I

Ida – farsighted, provident (Russian)
Inesa (Inna) – lively, active (Russian)
Inga – gifted, capable (Latin)
Irina – peacemaker (Greek)
Iskuhi – truthful (Armenian)
Izabella – a variant of Isabella meaning ‘pledged to God’ (Italian, Spanish)

J

Jemma – gem, treasure (Italian)
Julia – youthful, soft-haired (Old Roman)
Julieta – eternal youth (Italian) curly (Greek)

K

Karine – gentle, pretty, attractive (Armenian variant for the Russian name Yekaterina)
Katarine – pure (Greek)
Kima – female version for Kim. Kim is an Armenian male name
Klara – bright (Latin)

L

Lala – flower (Persian)
Lara – seagull (Greek)
Larisa – pleasant, luscious (Greek)
Laura – laurel (Latin)
Leyli – night lily (Arabic)
Liana – young (Latin)
Lida – African woman (Russian)
Lika – sweet (Greek)
Lilit – born from fire (Hebrew)
Liza – pious (English)
Luiza – light, bright (Latin)
Lusine – illuminator, light, moon (Armenian)
Lyuba – love (Russian)
Lyudmila – pleasant to people (Russian)

M

Magda – tower, greatness (Hebrew)
Mane – morning (Latin)
Manushak – violet (Armenian)
Manya (Manik, Mani) – marine (Latin)
Margarita – pearl (Greek)
Maria – Mare root derived from sea (Latin)
Mariam – sea of bitterness (Hebrew) mistress, God’s lover (Egyptian)
Marianna – abandoned, gifted (Latin)
Marieta – a variant of Mariam
Marine – sea daughter (Latin)
Maritsa – sea (Latin)
Marta – noble lady (Aramaic)
Melanya – dark-skinned, dark-haired girls (Greek)
Meline – sweet, pleasant (Greek)

N

Naira – derived from the country name Nairi (Nairi is a name for boys)
Nana – God’s lover (English), mint (Armenian), seventh (Japanese)
Nane – another Armenian goddess symbolizing war and wisdom
Nare – maternity, Armenian female (Old Armenian)
Narine – pomegranate (Persian), born from fire, igneous (Arabic)
Natalya – relative, dear (Latin)
Nazeli – graceful, gentle (Armenian)
Nelli – strict, hot-blooded (Latin)
Nina – great-grandchild (Greek), daydreamer
Nonna – nun (Latin)
Nora – “she’s made of gold,” short for Eleonore (French)
Nune – maid, cleaner (Assyrian)
Nvard – new rose (Persian)

O

Olga – sunshine, light, bright (Scandinavian)
Ovsanna – blessing, saving (Hebrew)
Ofelya – helper, supporter (Greek)

P

Paytsar – bright (Armenian word name)
Patil – flake, snowflake (Armenian word name)
Perchuhi – splendid, opulent (Armenian)

Q

Qnarik – small lyre (Armenian)
Qristine – devoted to Christ, Christian (Greek)

R

Raisa, Raya – careless,
Rozey – rose (Latin)
Rubina – ruby (Tatar)
Ruzanna – shining, brave (Indian), happy (Arabic), happy (Latin)
Roza – leader,light-minded (Greek),princess (Arabic)
Rebecca – controversy (Hebrew)
Regina – queen (Latin)
Rima – Roman girl (Latin) fair-skinned beauty (Hebrew)
Rita – short for Margarita, sparkling (Persian)

S

Satenik – amber (Armenian)
Seda – mistress (Arabic)
Shahane – princess (Persian)
Shushanik – Armenian word name meaning lily
Silva – forest, park (Latin)
Sima – face, burning, firey (Arabic)
Siranush – lovely, sweet (Armenian)
Sirarpi – love sun (Armenia)
Sofia – wise (Greek)
Sona – tall, delicate (Armenian)
Stella – star (Latin)
Susanna – white, fair-skinned woman (Russian)
Svetlana – pure, light (Russian)
Syuzanna – nymphaea (Old Hebrew)

T

Taguhi – queen (Armenian word name)
Talita – girl (Greek)
Tamara – palm, palm tree (Hebrew)
Tatev – God gave wings (Armenian)
Tehmine – Armenian variant of the Persian name Tehmina meaning ‘princess.’
Tereza – maintenance (Greek)
Tigranuhi – female version of the Armenian name Tigran
Tina – sparkly

V

Valentina – bright, lively, healthy (Latin)
Varduhi – rose (Armenian)
Vera – belief, religion (Russian)
Vergine – virgin (Latin)
Veronika – true icon (Latin)
Viktorya – victory (Latin)
Violeta – violet (Latin)

Y

Yeranuhi – enviable, happy (Armenian)
Yester – secret destroyer (Hebrew)
Yeva – life (Hebrew)
Yevgine – highborn, noble

Z

Zaruhi – gold (Persian)
Zepyur – breeze (Armenian)
Zoya – full of life, lively (Latin) 
Zvart – cheerful (Armenian)


Western Armenian Girl names

In addition to the list, you might be interested in a different one.

There are Eastern and Western Armenian female names, as well as different pronunciations.

For instance, the name Lori is widely used by the Diasporan people, but it’s rare in East Armenia.

In Armenia, it’s known as a name of a village, and if someone has that name they instantly think the person is half-Armenian.

And the name Paytsar, meaning bright, in Western Armenian sounds more like Baydzar.

Although all the names in the list are used in Eastern Armenian, you are always free to use alternatives.

Here are some Western Armenian baby names in case you prefer them.

 

Berjanoush (Perchanush) – elegant and sweet (Armenian)

Berjouhi (Perchuhi) – splendid, opulent (Armenian)

Dikranouhi (Tigranuhi) – the female version of the name Tigran (Armenian)

Elmas – this name has Turkish origins and is almost never used in Armenia. However, it’s quite popular among Diasporan Armenians and means brilliant, uncut diamond.

Franziska – free (Latin)

Gadar (katar in Western Armenian, but it is not used as a name) – peak, summit

Keghouhi (Geghuhi) – fair (Armenian)

Kinevart (Ginevard) – wine red rose (Armenian)

Maral – female deer, doe (Armenian), beautiful (Iranian)

Tangakin (Tankagin) – precious (Armenian word name)

Vosgedzam (Vosketsam) – golden hair (Armenian word name)


One last thing

I specifically included Armenian names for girls with different origins and meanings. Though some of them have the same source or meaning, they all sound different and unique in their own ways.

Armenia has had a long history of interacting with other nations and establishing its own culture. Thus, as you’ve seen, this resulted in the creation and borrowing of so many names. Armenian baby names have their spot in the cultural riches of the country, even if people don’t always look at it like that.

Your Turn

Now you are familiar with female names that are more or less popular in Armenia. It’s your turn to share your picks with me in the comments. I’d love to know your favorite among Armenian girl names!

Most Loved Armenian Girl Names With Meanings

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