Armenian Girl Names

Armenian diaspora comprises 8 million people around the world, including 1 million in the US. Armenia brings in the naming tradition of an ancient nation whose strength and vigor overcame the terrors of genocide and Stalin’s Great Purge.

Armenian Background

The Republic of Armenia is located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, with Yerevan as the capital. Known as the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its religion in the 4th century, the nation has a rich ancient cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Armenia, as well as gory experience with the WW I holocaust by Ottoman government and Stalin’s repressive Great Purge when it was a part of the former Soviet Union. Armenia itself has a population of 3 million, but Armenian diaspora is scattered in communities throughout the world and counts 8 million people in total. Famous personalities of Armenian origin in the US include Cher, the Kardashian sisters and Andre Agassi. Armenian language is considered an independent branch of Indo-European language family, with its own unique alphabet. Parents all over the world choose from Armenian baby names because they are linguistically independent, of Christian ancestry, profound etymology and unique pronunciation.