Ending in 'a'

Names that end in an 'a' sound (some end in 'er')
  1. Adria
    • Alia
      • Origin:

        Arabic feminine form of Ali
      • Meaning:

        "supreme, exalted"
      • Description:

        Alia is the most classic and feminine form of Ali, one of the 99 attributes of Allah within Islam. Meaning "supreme, exalted, high, sublime", it is pretty, powerful and spirited.
    • Amber
      • Origin:

        Word name, English
      • Description:

        Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious Forever Amber heroine?). Unfortunately, it does come with the "Amber Alert" connotation for modern parents (and their children).
    • Araminta
      • Origin:

        Invented hybrid name from Arabella and Aminta
      • Description:

        Araminta is an enchanting eighteenth-century invention familiar in Britain and just beginning to be discovered here. It was used in 1693 by William Congreve in his comedy The Old Bachelor, and in 1705 by the versatile Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace as well as a playwright, for his comedy The Confederacy.
    • Archer
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "bowman"
      • Description:

        Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald to get to the cool nickname Archie.
    • Aria
      • Origin:

        Italian and Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "air; song or melody; lion"
      • Description:

        Aria is a multi-cultural name with two extremely popular versions: this more word-like one along with Arya, the spelling used for the feisty young heroine of Game of Thrones. There were about 6400 baby girls named Aria in the US last year alog with 2400 named Arya, which counted together places the name in the Top 10.
    • Asha
      • Origin:

        Sanskrit; Swahili
      • Meaning:

        "hope; life"
      • Description:

        Asha is an Indian name that comes from the Sanskrit word for hope or desire, but it is also a Swahili name derived from Aisha, meaning life. Since the ascendance of Ashley through the 1980s and 90s, all baby names Ash-related have been used in the U.S. for both girls and boys, from Ashlyn to Ashby, Ashton to Asher. Despite its separate roots, Asha is part of this group.
    • Evander
      • Origin:

        Scottish; Greek
      • Meaning:

        "bow warrior; strong man"
      • Description:

        Evander is a name that could build on the popularity of shorter form Evan, and could work and play well with schoolmates like Zander and Xander.
    • Indea
      • India
        • Origin:

          Place name, from the River Indus
        • Description:

          Euphonious and long stylish in England, India was one of the fastest-rising names on the 2013 list, after jumping 240 spots back into the Top 1000.
      • Indiana
        • Origin:

          American place-name
        • Meaning:

          "land of the Indians"
        • Description:

          This state name emerged in the eighties along with westerners Dakota and Montana, and it's still used occasionally by high-profile parents such as Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck. Action man Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford) makes Indiana "Indy" forever cool for a boy.
      • Isla
        • Origin:

          Scottish place-name or Spanish
        • Meaning:

          "island"
        • Description:

          Isla is a hit name throughout the English-speaking world but hasn't found the same popularity in other western countries, perhaps because its spelling and pronunciation don't make sense for those whose native language is not English. Think island without the final two letters.
      • Leander
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "lion-man"
        • Description:

          Leander is an almost unknown name with great potential as a possible alternative to the overused Alexander. In Greek legend, Leander was the powerful figure who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit his beloved Hero, a priestess of Venus.
      • Luca
        • Origin:

          Italian variation of Luke and Lucas
        • Meaning:

          "man from Lucania"
        • Description:

          The related Lucas and Luke are both hugely popular boy names in the US and internationally, and now Luca has joined them on boys' popularity lists around the world.
      • Lucinda
        • Origin:

          Variation of Lucia
        • Meaning:

          "light"
        • Description:

          Lucinda, an elaboration of Lucia created by Cervantes for his 1605 novel Don Quixote, is a pleasingly pretty alternative to Lucy. It was subsequently used by Moliere in his play The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666). More in tune with the times than Linda, Belinda and Melinda, it could be used to honor someone with one of those dated names.
      • Oliva
        • River
          • Origin:

            Nature name
          • Description:

            River shares the tranquil feeling of all the water names, and seems to have pretty much escaped its past strong association with River Phoenix and his unfortunate fate. Actor Joaquin Phoenix named his son with actress Rooney Mara after his brother River.
        • Santana
          • Origin:

            Spanish, condensed form of Santa Ana
          • Description:

            Santana was most recently heard on a female character on hit television show Glee. Nonetheless, this name ranks higher for boys, which can be credited to Grammy Award-winning musician Carlos Santana.
        • Silver
          • Origin:

            English word name
          • Description:

            This shimmery Age of Aquarius unisex flower child name is making a comeback, along with metal and gem names like Steel, Jade, and Ruby.
        • Silver
          • Origin:

            English word name
          • Meaning:

            " a metallic chemical element with atomic number 47"
          • Description:

            Among the first wave of word names used in the hippie era, it actually is a legitimate girl's name with a lot of luster.