- Anand (AHN-and, Indian [Hindi])--"happiness"
- Anders (AN-derz, Scandinavian)--form of Andrew
- Andrius (AHN-dree-us, Lithuanian)--another form of Andrew
- Antero (AHN-teyr-o, Finnish)--yet another form of Andrew
- Armando (ar-MAHN-do, Italian, Spanish, & Portuguese)--"soldier"
- Eskandar (es-KAN-dar, Iranian [Persian])--form of Alexander
- Evander (ev-AN-der, Latin)--"good man"
- Ferdinand (FER-de-nand, Germanic)--"brave journeyer"
- Leander (lee-AN-der, Greek)--"lion man"
- Loránd (LOR-ahnd, Hungarian)
- Lysander (lye-SAN-der, Greek)
- Rembrandt (REM-brahnt, Dutch)
- Amandine (ahm-ahn-deen, French)
- Andela (ahn-DEL-ah, Czech)--form of Angela
- Andraste (an-DRAHST, Celtic)--Briton goddess of war
- Anthea (an-THAY-ah, Greek)--"flower"
- Celandine (SELL-an-deen, English)
- Coriander (COR-ee-an-der, English)
- Endzela (end-ZEL-a, Georgian)
- Lavender (LAV-en-der, English)
- Melisande (mel-ih-sahnd, French)
- Miranda (meer-AN-da, English)--"wonderful"
- Rosenda (roh-SEN-dah, Spanish)
- Ruxandra (REWKS-ahn-dra, Romanian)--form of Roxana
Friday, July 15, 2011
Usual Nicknames; Unexpected Names: Andy
Andy is usually short for the Biblical Andrew and its feminine spin-off Andrea. If you love the nickname, but are bored with the usuals, here're some alternates.