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Names That Mean Friend or Friendly

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If you wish to invest your child with friendliness and friendship, a name that means friend or friendly could give them a head start. Many familiar names have meanings that relate to friends or friendship, such as Winnie and Ruth for girls and Alvie and Edwin for boys.

Along with Edwin and Ruth, other names that mean friend in the US Top 1000 include Alvin, Samir, Amy, Dakota, Arden, Samira, Bellamy, and Alden. Many names that mean friend contain the Old English element win, meaning “friend.” Unique names with this component include Oswin, Winslow, Corwin, and Winton.

Names that mean friend represent a range of cultures and styles. If you want to give your baby a name that means friend or friendly, consult our extensive list below.

Names That Mean Friend or Friendly

  • Alcuin

    The name Alcuin is a boy's name meaning "sanctuary friend". An Old French and English name thought to derive from the Germanic elements alah "sanctuary" and win "friend".... Read More 

  • Alden

    The name Alden is a unisex name of English origin meaning "old, wise friend". Hot young actor Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, gives this formerly-stodgy surname name an attractive new image,... Read More 

  • Alvie

    The name Alvie is a unisex name meaning "noble friend; friend of the elves". Archie, Albie, and Alfie are coming back into style, so naturally, we think Alvie could be next.

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  • Alvin

    The name Alvin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "noble friend, friend of the elves". Alvin has a sturdy, no-frills sound that belies its somewhat whimsical meaning. Interesting potential... Read More 

  • Alvina

    The name Alvina is a girl's name of English origin meaning "elf-friend". This variation of the more well known Alvin adds an unusual and feminine touch to the original. It sounds a bit more like... Read More 

  • Alvy

    The name Alvy is a unisex name meaning "noble friend; friend of the elves". Alvie is the spelling parents tend to prefer, and may rise along with Archie, Alfie, and Albie. The Alvy variation is... Read More 

  • Ames

    The name Ames is a boy's name meaning "friend". One of those place and surname names that hasn't be used much as a first name yet -- but could soon. You could think of it as a fun, one-syllable... Read More 

  • Amica

    The name Amica is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "female friend". Amica is a word meaning girlfriend that is not often used as a name in Italy, but it would sound pretty and name-like... Read More 

  • Amit

    The name Amit is a boy's name of Hebrew, Sanskrit, Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "friend; infinite". Simple yet exotic, popular and carrying two positive meanings in two diverse cultures. A... Read More 

  • Amity

    The name Amity is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "friendship". Amity--what nicer gift to give your little girl than a name that signifies friendship and harmony? This virtue name is also... Read More 

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