Greek Names Mythological Names

Ajax

Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Origin: Greek Greek Mythology Strong, Fierce, Calming The Clay Soldier The Greek name Ajax is that of two Trojan warriors in ancient literature, both were war heroes renowned for their audacity, courage and expertise in combat. Ajax Telamon lead the Greek army into battle after the greater […]

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English Names

Alfie

Meaning: Elf Guide Origin: English Charismatic, Joyful, Adventurous The Hiker The English name Alfie is a diminutive of Alfred, meaning ‘Elf Guide’. Alfie is quite popular at the minute and has some strong brother names in Archie, Charlie and Ollie. This name seems like a free spirit, one who loves the outdoors and has a […]

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English Names

Alfred

Meaning: Elf Guide Origin: English Conqueror, Flourishing, Operator The Sage The name Alfred is English with further English roots. It derives from Aelfraed meaning ‘Elf Guide’, and can also be spelled Alvred. Despite its magical and mythical meaning, it is also a royal name, being that of Alfred the Great King of Wessex and Alfred […]

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Spanish Names

Amaia

Meaning: Complete Origin: Basque Homes, Lustrous, Virtuous The Heron The Basque name Amaia means ‘Complete’ or ‘The End’. Pronounced as uh-MY-uh, this name is also that of a mountain and village in Spain. A variant spelling could be Amaya, which is also a Japanese name meaning “Night Rain”. Similar names to Amaia could be Seraiah, […]

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Amelia

Meaning: Work Origin: Italian Polish English Spanish German Fun, Assured, Clever The Firecracker Amelia is a multicultural variant of Amalia, which means ‘Work’, from its roots in the Hebrew word Amal – ‘Toil’. Amelia is often mistakenly thought to be a relative of Emilia as they are strikingly similar, but in actual fact they have […]

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Amiri

Meaning: Rock Prince, King, Ruler Beautiful White Jasmine Origin: Maori Arabic Japanese Natural, Artistic, Leader The Dancer Amiri (pronounced as ah-MEER-ee) is a name of many supposed heritages. Firstly from the Cook Islands, meaning ‘Rock’. Secondly being Arabic (also with possible Hebrew and Persian roots) meaning ‘Ruler’, ‘King’ or ‘Prince’. Thirdly thought to be Japanese, […]

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Greek Names

Amiriani

Meaning:HamletOrigin:Greek Musical, Decisive, Hawk Eyed The Peregrine The Greek name Amiriani is that of a small human settlement, or hamlet, in Evrytania in Greece. It means ‘Hamlet’. Amiriani is the epitome of an elegant and couture name. It screams excellence and celebrity. Amiriani blends well with names such as Valentina, Illiani, Miracella, Makani and Gemini.

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Greek Names

Anax

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Robust, Powerful, Vigorous The Pegasus Anax is short for the Greek name Anaxandros, and, the even more elongated Anaxandridas. There were two King Anaxandridas’ of Sparta. Anax is uber cool on its own, with its use of the letter ‘X’ and its short composition, but it also has some […]

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Greek Names

Anaxandros

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Enduring, Hardy, Skilled The Unipeg Anaxandros is a form of the Greek name Anaxandridas. King Anaxandros (or Anaxander) was a King of Sparta and son of King Eurycratides. This name derives from root words: anax Master/Lord andros Of a Man You can shorten Anaxandros to some pretty suave alternatives […]

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English Names

Andrew

Meaning: Man Origin: English Guarded, Full Hearted, Strong The Dove Andrew is the English variant of the original Greek name Andreas, they mean ‘Man’. This name can easily be shortened to the youthful Andy or the more mysterious Drew (love this!), and has some pretty choice variations which include Anders, Andre and Anaru. Andrew is […]

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Alpine Names German Names Nordic Names

Annagret

Meaning: Pearl of Grace Origin: Swiss German Danish Swedish Graceful, Peppy, Forgiving The Owl This Swiss/German name is an absolute stunner, with a beautiful meaning as well ‘Pearl of Grace’. Talk about a light, bright and shining name for your little one. It derives from Anna (from Hebrew Hannah) – meaning ‘Grace’, and Margaret – […]

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German Names Low Lands Names

Annelies

Meaning: Grace Pledged to God Origin: German Dutch Effervescent, Polite, Nonchalant The Chamois Annelies (pronounced ANNA-LEASE) is a German/Dutch variant of Anneliese (ANNA-lisa). They derive from names Anna – from Hannah, meaning ‘Grace’, and Liese – from Elizabeth, meaning ‘Pledged to God’. Anne Franks full name was Annelies Marie Frank, she was a Jewish German […]

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English Names

Ansley

Meaning: Clearing with a hermitage (Hermitage – a private retreat or hideaway) Origin: English Individual, Open, Proud The Red Fox Ansley is an English variation of the name Ainsley, it is also a place name for the village – Ansley in Warwichshire in England, and the community – Ansley in Jackson, Louisiana in the USA. […]

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French Names

Ariat

Meaning: Secret Hidden Origin: French Fun-Loving, Polite, Knightly The Cavalier The name Ariat is a diminutive of French word name Secretariat, which means ‘Secret’ or ‘Hidden’. Secretariat is famous for being the name of a champion racehorse, also known as ‘Big Red’. He is venerated as the greatest racehorse of all time. Ariat itself is […]

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Nordic Names

Arowen

Meaning: Fair Valkyrie Origin: Nordic Mysterious, Careful, Emotive The Wild Horse Scandinavian amalgamated name Arowen consists of ‘Åro’ a diminutive of Ölrun, a mythological Valkyrie; and ‘wen’ meaning fair or white. Combined Arowen means ‘Fair Valkyrie’. This name is very cool, with edgy nicknames like Aro and Rowen and its otherworldly quality, it is a […]

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Greek Names

Aster

Meaning: Star Origin: Greek Ethereal, Magnetic, Bright The Nautilus The gorgeous name Aster is of Greek origin and means, ‘Star’, and what a star it is. It derives from root word: Asteri Star Aster is also the name of a plant with beautiful, purple, daisy-like flowers. Related names Astra and Astraea are just divine in […]

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French Names

Astoria

Meaning: Hawk-like Origin: French Dreamy, Breezy, Adored The Glider Astoria is a variation of the Surname Astor, which means ‘Hawk-like’, it hails from southeastern Frances Occitanie region. I really enjoy this names inspiring animalistic meaning, much like Ylva – ‘Wolf’ and Jonah – ‘Dove’. Astoria can be shortened to Story, a name in its own […]

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Mythological Names Oceanic Names

Atea

Meaning: Open Far Away Origin: Tahitian Clear, Fair, Cool The Breeze Atea (pronounced ah-TEE-ah) is a god in Māori mythology, whom with the help of Tane (god of beauty) created the famous Tiare flower. Atea is so unique and has a great vibe, it would fit in well with other mod names like Greer, Ramiro […]

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Latin Names Low Lands Names Slavic Names

Augustus

Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Latin Dutch Slavic Prominent, Generous, Decent The Teacher The meaning of the name Augustus is “Venerable” or “Great, the increaser”. And it has uber cool nicknames Auggie and Gus.  Caesar Augustus the Roman Emperor, was actually Julius Caesars maternal great-nephew, named Gaius Octavius Thurinus. When Julius was assassinated, he named Octavius his […]

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Hebrew Names

Aviv

Meaning:SpringOrigin:Hebrew Euphoric, Suave, Breezy The Ocelot The Hebrew name Aviv – pronounced as ah-VEEV – means ‘Spring’. This is a first name (gender-neutral) and a surname, but also has many other meanings: it is the seventh Jewish month, a stage of growth in grain, the name of the Israeli city Tel Aviv and the name […]

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Modern American Names

Axie

Meaning: Father of Peace Origin: American Lover, Creative, Confident The Handler The American name Axie is a diminutive of Axl and means ‘Father of Peace’. Axie is short and sweet, it feels new, fresh and bold, and it has so much character. I feel Axie reminds me of names Inej, Uxia, Adlie and Revie.

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Celtic Names German Names

Baire

Meaning: Fair Haired, Bavarian Origin: Irish, German Magnetic, Witty, Contemporary The Bear As a Celtic name, Baire is a shortened version of Barrfhionn or Fionnbharr, and is pronounced as BARRY or BERRY. It means ‘Fair Haired’. As a German name, Baire is a surname and a place name, meaning ‘Bavarian’, it is pronounced as BEAR.

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Italian Names

Belladonna

Meaning: Beautiful Lady Origin: Italian Junoesque, Feminine, Opulent The Firefly The meaning of the name Belladonna is “Beautiful Lady”. An Italian name literally translated: Bella-Beautiful and Donna-Woman. This name is the epitome of femininity in my eyes and oozes charisma. I also adore the nickname possibilities, that have totally different styles depending on the character of […]

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Hebrew Names

Benjamin

Meaning: Son of the South Son of the Right Hand Origin: Hebrew Fast, Fierce, Founder The Southpaw Benjamin is a Hebrew name which derives from root words: ben Son yamin South or Right Hand This gives Benjamin the meaning ‘Son of ther South’ or ‘Son of the Right Hand’. In the old testament of the […]

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English Names

Beth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Diligent, Rustic, Sweet The Decorator Beth is a diminutive of the English name Elizabeth, which derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning ‘pledged to God’ Beth can also be a shortened form of the name Bethlehem, which means ‘House of Bread’. This also bears other cute nicknames: Hemmy and […]

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Asia West Names Slavic Names

Boris

Meaning: Wolf Snow Leopard Origin: Turkish Bulgarian Refined, Strong, Witty The White Wolf Boris is a strong Slavic and Turkish name which means ‘Wolf’ or ‘Snow Leopard’. The Croatian diminutive Boro is also quite modern and powerful. The name Boris was worn by a King of Bulgaria, and a Prince (who was proclaimed Bulgaria’s first […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Brenna

Meaning: Sorrow Origin: Irish English Fierce, Driven, Unrelenting The Whitefish Brenna is a diminutive of Brennan, meaning ‘Sorrow’, ‘Sadness’ or ‘Tear Drop’, which is so unfortunate for such a beautiful name. Both Brenna and Brennan derive from the Irish surname Ó Braonáin. Some other cool offshoots of Brennan include Brenne and Brené (pronounced BRENN-ay). Similar […]

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English Names

Briar

Meaning: Thorned Shrub Origin: English Courageous, Attractive, Determined The Kestrel The meaning of the name Briar is “Thorned Shrub”. An English name made famous by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, in which the beauty’s real name was ‘Briar Rose’. I can imagine this name on a modern day flower child, it reminds me […]

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Celtic Names

Cartel

Meaning: High Valour Origin: Irish Proud, Logical, Loyal The Scribe The Irish name Cartel means ‘High Valour’ and is an anglicization of the surname Mac Ardghail. Another variation is Cardle. Cartel is growing in popularity and works for boys and girls. More recently, Maria DiGeronimo from Yummy Mummies named her son Cartel, which fits nicely […]

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English Names French Names

Catherine

Meaning: Pure Origin: French English Fresh Faced, Sporty, Diligent The Athlete Catherine derives from the Greek name Aikaterine, which spawns from the root word: katharos Pure Catherine is a very regal name, belonging to multiple Queens. It also belonged to the virginal Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was also a princess and was martyred at […]

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Celtic Names

Cedric

Meaning: Love Origin: Brythonic Benevolent, Engaging, Deep-Thinker The Owl The name Cedric was actually invented by an author, Sir Walter Scott, and was used in his novel Ivanhoe. It is suspected that he based the name on the Celtic Cerdic, which derives from Caratacos, meaning ‘Love’. I really enjoy nickname option Ced, and its similarities […]

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Celtic Names

Ceili

Meaning:DanceOrigin:Irish Graceful, Rosy, Blossoming The Willow Tree Ceili is a Garlic word name that means ‘Dance’. Pronounced as KAY-lee, this word describes a type of party where people folk dance. There are many similar, modern variations with alternative spelling options such as Kaylee, Caileigh, Cailie and Kaley… The list seems never ending with this one. […]

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Celtic Names

Ciara

Meaning: Dark Black haired Origin: Irish Assured, Individualist, Congenial The Lone Wolf The meaning of the name Ciara (pronounced SEE-air-ah) is “Dark” or “Black Haired”. An Irish Gaelic name, being the feminine variant of Ciarán. Even though it can mean black, this name sounds so bright, bubbly and beautiful. Other gorgeous names that mean black are […]

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Spanish Names

Cisco

Meaning: Frenchman Origin: Spanish Modest, Candid, Profound The Comic Cisco is a Spanish contraction of the name Francisco, meaning ‘Frenchman’. It also has the cool nickname option of Chico! More variations of Francisco are the original Latin – Franciscus, French – Francis and Italian – Franco. Cisco has that coveted ‘O’ ending that everyone seems […]

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Spanish Names

Clariana

Meaning: Forest Clearing Origin: Catalan Bright, Energetic, Festive The Choirgirl Clariana is a Spanish name, particularly Catalan. It means ‘Forest Clearing’, and is the name of a district – Clariana da Cardener – in El Solsonès, Spain. This name is fresh, vibrant and underused. Reminiscent of Viviana, Gloriana and Liliana, this name oozes culture, confidence […]

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Hungarian Names

Csilla

Meaning: Star Origin: Hungarian Meticulous, Beautiful, Strong The Image The ethereal Hungarian name Csilla (pronounced CHEE-la) means ‘Star’ and derives from the original name Csillag. Interestingly, Csilla is also the name of a planet in Star Wars, although it is primarily pronounced TSILL-ah. Csilla reminds me of names Cilka, Suni, Chebec and Suki.

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Hebrew Names

Daniel

Meaning: God is my Judge Origin: Hebrew Diligent, Deep, Skilled The Provider The meaning of the Hebrew name Daniel is ‘God is my Judge’, and comes from the original Hebraic Daniyyel. It is formed from root words: din Judge el God Daniel is known for being one of the books comprising the old testament of […]

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Low Lands Names

Danneel

Meaning: God is my Judge Origin: Belgium Independent, Cheeky, Surprisingly Clever The Tom Boy The Belgium name Danneel is a variant of the Hebrew name Daniel, they mean ‘God is my Judge’. Danneel is pronounced d-NEEL, and reminds me of Tennille, especially in pronunciation. It is famous for belonging to actress Danneel Ackles, the wife […]

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Hebrew Names

David

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Hebrew Smart, Genuine, Funny The Wolf The name David hails from the original Hebrew name Dawid, meaning ‘Beloved’. It can be pronounced either DAY-vid or da-VEED. David was a character in the old testament of the Bible, he was a shepherd boy who became one of Israel’s greatest kings. David was the […]

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Italian Names

Davide

Meaning:BelovedOrigin:Italian Refined, Discerning, Distinct The Egret The meaning of the name Davide is “Beloved”, and is an Italian feminine version of the name David. Pronounced as dah-VEED or dah-VEE-dah, it comes with trendy nicknames Davvy or Edie. Davide is reminiscent of Thomasina, Jytte and Lucia.

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English Names Mythological Names

Denara

Meaning: Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English Magnetic, Radiant, Graceful The Golden Pheasant Denara is an enchanting version of Denis, deriving from the Greek mythological name Dionysius. Dionysius is the Greek god of wine and partying, he is also known as Bacchus. He is the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and Semele, […]

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Denna

Meaning: Child of Heaven and Earth Valley Origin: English Hebrew Humble, Jovial, Lucid The Farmer The name Denna can be a variant of two different names. Firstly a short form of Denara – meaning ‘Child of Heaven and Earth’ and originating from the name of the Greek demigod Dionysus. . Secondly it can be a […]

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French Names Greek Names Mythological Names

Dion

Meaning: Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: Greek French Greek Mythology Wise, Charismatic, Cool The Composer The name Dion is a diminutive of the ancient Greek Dionysus, the god of wine and partying, also known as Bacchus. Dionysus was a son of the great king of the gods himself, Zeus, and his mortal lover Semele. […]

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English Names

Edward

Meaning: Wealthy Guardian Origin: English Tall, Protector, Rugged The Door The English name Edward derives from root words: ead Wealth weard Guard Hence the meaning of Edward is ‘Wealthy Guardian’ or some say ‘Rich Guard’ There were many kings and princes throughout history named Edward, making it a good royal moniker. There was also Saint […]

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Nordic Names

Eivind

Meaning: Fortunate Warrior Origin: Norwegian Capable, Fierce, Patriarch The Bronco The Norwegian name Eivind means ‘Fortunate Warrior’, and is alternatively spelled Eyvind. It derives from the Norse root words: ey Lucky vindur Warrior/Winner Eivind is a great option because it is unique and underused, but it sounds familiar – like names Ivan or Ives. It […]

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Slavic Names

Ekaterina

Meaning: Pure Origin: Russian Bulgarian Culinarian, Eloquent, Meaningful The Chef Ekaterina is a beautiful name, filled with culture and awe. It derives from the original Greek name Aikaterine, meaning ‘Pure’, which additionally makes it a relative of Catherine/Katherine. Ekaterina reminds me of other Slavic names like Inessa, Anzhelika, Evgenia, Agata and Lizaveta.

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Celtic Names Hebrew Names

Elan

Meaning: Oak Tree Friendly The Bright and Shining One Origin: Hebrew American Indian Welsh Dedicated, Proud, Laughing The Olympian The name Elan has varied origins and meanings, which only makes all the more endearing. Firstly it is known to be a Hebrew name which means ‘Oak Tree’. In Hebrew it is used primarily for boys. […]

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English Names

Eleanor

Meaning: God is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: English Jovial, Unique, Magnetic The Urbanite Eleanor is a medieval royal name that derives from Alienor, meaning is ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. This name came into popularity through Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was married, firstly to King Louis VII […]

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Hebrew Names

Elisheva

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Hebrew Hard-Working, Delightful, Steadfast The Springbok The Hebrew name Elisheva is comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The English name Elizabeth is a derivative of this ancient name. Elisheba appears in the old testament […]

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Mythological Names Nordic Names

Elisifetta

Meaning: Pledged to God Wife of Thor Origin: Nordic Content, Committed, Understanding The Woods Elisifetta is a Nordic style name that can mean ‘Pledged to God’ as a variant of Elisiveta (from Elizabeth), or it can mean ‘Wife of Thor’ as a variant of Elisif (an Old Norse name for Sif, the mythological wife of […]

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English Names

Elizabeth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Assiduous, Innocent, Reminiscing Honey Elizabeth derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The name Elizabeth appears in the Bible as the mother of John the Baptist and the […]

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English Names

Ellary

Meaning: Elder Tree Cheerful Origin: English Quick Witted, Powerful, Revered The One The English name Ellary can potentially have two meanings. The first is, that as a stand alone name, it means ‘Elder Tree’. Secondly, it is purported to derive from the name Hillary, which means ‘Cheerful’. Ellary ticks a lot of boxes at the […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Ellis

Meaning: Kind My God is YHWH Origin: Welsh English Happy, Generous, Calm The Dancer Ellis is a name with two possible heritages. The first is potentially a Welsh name, deriving from the original name Elisedd, meaning ‘Kind’. The second is being an English diminutive of Elijah, meaning ‘My God is YHWH’. Ellis seems a more […]

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Elta

Meaning: Hunter Pledged to God Origin: Vainakh Hawaiian Hardy, Calm, Nature Inspired The Fire The Vainakh name Elta comes from an ancient deity – the Vainakh god of the hunt – and means ‘Hunter’. It is also thought to be a Hawaiian variation of the name Elizabeth, meaning ‘Pledged to God’. Elta is so on […]

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Oceanic Names

Emere

Meaning: Rival Origin: Maori Competitor, Resourceful, Equal The Cat Emere (pronounced as eh-MEH-reh) is the Maori variation of the English name Emily, meaning ‘rival’. Emere mingles well with names such as Mira, Emil, Kelera, Emmera and Laoghaire (Leery).

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English Names

Emily

Meaning: Rival Origin: English Fierce, Loyal, Decisive The Tree Deriving from the Roman name Aemilius, meaning ‘Rival‘ or ‘Industrious’, the English names Emily and Emil have become quite popular options. Emily’s claim to fame came by its usage in royalty, in particular by the princess Amelia of Great Britain, whose father George III affectionately called […]

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German Names

Emmera

Meaning: Universal Power Origin: German Confident, Glowing, Eloquent The Mantis Emmera, meaning ‘Universal Power’, is a version of of the Old German name Emmerich (in more modern times, spelled Emeric). It is also the name of a town on the Rhein River in Germany. The name America also derives Emmerich. If you like classic nicknames, […]

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Greek Names

Evrytania

Meaning:Thriving WaterwaysOrigin:Greek Kind, Thoughtful, Ever Dancing Eden The name Evrytania is a Greek name which means ‘Thriving Waterways’. It us also the name of an alpine region in central Greece, is capital being Karpenisi. I love this shortened to Ev, and I think she fits well with Silvretta (Silvie – and also alpine), Astoria (Story […]

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English Names

Fable

Meaning: Speak Story Teller Origin: English Inspired, Particular, Jovial The Fairy Fable derives from the Latin root words: fari Speak fabula Story It is a word name, and in the spoken language is used to describe a parable – a short story with an ethical lesson. Fable makes for a name surrounded in the feeling […]

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English Names

Farenorth

Meaning: Northern Survivor Origin: English Bold, Curious, Adventurer The Sailor Farenorth is an English name, created by Yule Kilcher upon his arrival in Alaska (Yule is the patriarch of the family depicted in Alaska the Last Frontier). It became his middle name. Farenorth means ‘Northern Survivor’ as it comes from joining Fare – progress/survive/prosper, and […]

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Celtic Names

Findlay

Meaning: Fair Warrior Origin: Scottish Irish Tall, Responsible, Well Spoken The Head The name Findlay means ‘Fair Warrior’ and is said simply as FIN-lee. It derives from the original name Fionnlagh. It is a wonderful name, it has history and heritage but also fit sin well with new and modern names like Zetlin, Ashton and […]

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English Names

Frankie

Meaning: Frenchman Origin: English Breezy, Fun, Nonchalant The Butterfly The popular English name, Frankie, is a diminutive for many names that all originate from the original Latin, Franciscus. Some longer variants, that often get shortened to Frankie, include: Frances (English), Francesca and Francesco (Italian/Spanish), Franco (Italian) and Franska (Swedish/Icelandic). All of these name have the […]

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German Names

Frederick

Meaning: Peaceful Ruler Origin: German Prussian Classic, Charming Involving The Chief The name Frederick means ‘Peaceful Ruler’, deriving from root words: frid Peace ric Ruler Frederick was the name of many Prussian royals, including Frederick the Great (also known as The Old Fritz – this is the best!). He was exceedingly modern for his time, […]

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French Names

Gabrielle

Meaning: God is my Strength Origin: French Poised, Cultured, Fluid The Angel The French name Gabrielle derives directly from the Hebrew name Gabriel, they mean ‘God is my Strength’ or ‘Hero of God’. Gabrielle can be shortened to Gabby, Brielle or Bree – all quite modern and popular options. Gabrielle speaks to me as an […]

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English Names Greek Names

George

Meaning: Farmer Origin: English Greek Welcoming, Forward Thinking, Rendered The Builder George is an English and Greek version of the original Greek Georgios, meaning ‘Farmer’. There were six King Georges in England, which propelled this strong name into the popularity it holds now. There was also Saint George, the patron saint of England and Georgia. […]

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English Names

Georgeah

Meaning:FarmerOrigin:English Trendy, Chic, Motiviating The Life Lover Georgeah (pronounced jor-JEE-uh) is a variation of the name George, meaning ‘Farmer’. This is such a fresh alternative to the ever popular Georgia, and I really enjoy the long EE sound. Georgeah reminds me of new and spunky names like Arieta, Seraiah and Talleah.

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French Names

Georgette

Meaning: Farmer Origin: French Talented, Artistic, Pretty The Singer Georgette is a French name, a variant of George which means ‘Farmer’. Two other fresh variations of George are Georgeah and Georgini, and there is of course is the more common Georgia. Georgette reminds me of elegant and cultured names like Gabrielle, Marcella and Oliana.

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Greek Names

Georgios

Meaning: Farmer Origin: Greek In-Touch, Strong, Unrivalled The Ox Georgios is the original Greek name that underpins the multitude of names that start with George. Georgios means ‘Farmer’ and derives from root words: ge Earth ergon Work In modern Greek, the shortened form Giorgos is often used. This name has spawned so many related names, […]

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Greek Names

Georgiou

Meaning:FarmerOrigin:Greek Bright, Charming, Sharp The Hunter The Greek name Georgiou (pronounced jor-joh) is a variant of Georgios and means ‘Farmer’. Along with English variations George and Georgia, Georgiou is a strong and grounded name, fit for a confident leader. It could also easily be shortened to Gio which makes it much more modern. Georgiou reminds […]

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Italian Names

Giovi

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Italian Bright, Charismatic, Distinguished The Commander Giovi (pronounced as Jovi) is short for Giovanni, which is the Italian version of John; meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Giovi is so cool, especially with nichname Gio in the bank. It has all the boxes ticked for a mod name, with a rockstar relative […]

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Latin Names

Gloriana

Meaning: Glory Origin: Latin Joyful, Tasteful, Artistic The Poet The meaning of the name Gloriana is “Glory”. It is an elongation of the Latin name Gloria and was first used in the poem ‘The Faerie Queen’. Gloriana is beautiful and blends well with Belladonna, Anamaria and Gabriella. This name was inspired by Jane Gloriana Villanueva […]

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Hebrew Names

Goldie

Meaning: The Golden One Origin: Yiddish Modern, Fun, Cluey The Dove Goldie is a name of Yiddish origin meaning ‘The Golden One’, it derives from names Golda – which was worn by the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. This name fits well with all the ‘golden’ oldies that are making a comeback, like Ivy, […]

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Halitreia

Meaning: From the Three Seas Origin: Created – Latin Roots Ethereal, Mysterious, Patriotic The Mermaid The meaning of the name Halitreia is “From the 3 seas”. A created name from Latin root words: hali Sea tria Three I have chosen this as my Australia Day name as Australia is an island continent with every state (excluding […]

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Hebrew Names

Hannah

Meaning: Grace Origin: Hebrew Innocent, Emotive, Hands On The Babe Hannah derives from the original Hebrew name Channah, meaning ‘Grace’ or ‘Favour’. This name is also a palindrome, as it reads the same both backward and forward. Hannah is best known for being a character in the old testament of the Bible who was barren […]

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German Names

Harro

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Spirited, Appealing, Friendly The Director The German name Harro is a diminutive of the name Heinrich – which means ‘Home Ruler’. Heinrich is then original name which bore popular offshoots Henry, Harry and Hendrick. Harro is so fitting as it ends with the all favoured ‘O’ ending like names such […]

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German Names

Heinrich

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Witty, Pioneer, Confidant The Architect Heinrich is a fundamental German name, that has become the basis for many, many off-shoot names in varied cultures. One of which is the all powerful, Henry! Heinrich (pronounced HIGH-n-rik) was the name given to a number of German Kings, it is composed of root […]

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Hendrick

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Dutch Danish Scottish Kind, Capable, Chivalrous The Gentleman The name Hendrick is a variation of Henry, both coming from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. You could easily shorten this name to Henny or Hendy, or even Harry or Harro – nicknames of Henry. Hendrick blends well with names […]

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Celtic Names

Hendry

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Scottish Earnest, Accurate, High Performing The Detective The Scottish name Hendry is a variant of Henry, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. Henry comes from the original German name Heinrich. Hendry makes a great alterative choice to the more popular Henry, it also sits alongside name like Jensen, Hasley and Orland nicely.

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English Names

Henna

Meaning: Anoint From the Henna tree Fertile Origin: English Gypsy, Persistent, Loyal The Wanderer The name Henna a multiple meanings, it is used to describe both the tree, which is the Lawsonia Inermis plant, and the dye and fruit procured from it. The Henna dye markings applied to brides before their wedding is an ancient […]

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Henning

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: German Danish Norwegian Choice, Regal, Unique The Rev Head Henning is a German derivative of the name Henry, which means ‘Home Ruler’. It is also a surname. I love the nickname possibilities for Henning – Henni, Hinger and Harro are next level cool. Henning reminds me of names like Manning, Harrison […]

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Latin Names Low Lands Names

Henricus

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Dutch Latin Loyal, Loved, People Person The Stallion Henricus is a Dutch/Latin name, hailing from the original Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. Heinrich also bore the ever popular Henry. There is also the Citie of Henricus (also known as Henricopolis or Henrico Town) a very early English settlement in Viginia, America. This […]

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English Names

Henry

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: English Powerful, Calm, Kind The Lion Henry is a very popular english name which derives from the original German name Heinrich, meaning ‘Home Ruler’. There were eight King Henrys of England, which catapulted this names popularity. It is often shortened to Harry or Hank, and, has two familiar feminine variants in […]

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Nordic Names

Ilisi

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Greenlandic Perfect, Treasured, Elegant The Favourite The name Ilisi (ill-EE-see) is from Greenland. It is the shortened form of Ilisipat, a counterpart to the English Elizabeth. The possibility of nickname Lisi (Leecy) is an adorable addition. When I discovered this beautiful Greenlandic gem, I almost wished I was having another […]

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Arabic Names

Imra

Meaning: Power & Prosperity Origin Arabic Artistic, Scholar, In Vogue The Student Abroad Imra is thought to be an Arabic name which means ‘Power’ and ‘Prosperity’. It is simple yet eloquent with a cultured feel to it. Imra is reminiscent of Emmera, a German name which means ‘Universal Power’. It also reminds me of names […]

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Asia East Names Mythological Names

Inari

Meaning: Prosperity Origin: Japanese Alluring, Dexterous, Serene The Kami Inari is a Japanese Kami (a spirit worshipped in Shinto, Japan), Inari represents industry, success, fertility, agriculture, foxes, tea, rice and sake. General prosperity. I love this as a name, and it has awesome nickname capabilities, such as: Nari, Narz or Innie. Fits nicely with similar […]

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English Names Spanish Names

Inej

Meaning: Faithful Origin: English, Spanish Swift, Gifted, Chic The Gazelle Inej (pronounced EEN-ezjh or EEN-ez) is purported to be a rare English/Spanish name that means ‘Faithful’ or ‘The Faithful One’ or maybe even ‘Holy’. Inej reminds me of Inika, Inari, Imra and Ines. Also, Inej is apparently a name from the Netflix show, Shadow and […]

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Hebrew Names

Isaac

Meaning: Laughter Origin: Hebrew Happy, Blessed, Kind The Example Isaac has always been a favourite of mine, it is Hebrew and means ‘Laughter’. In the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Jacob – whose children became the 12 tribes of Israel. Nicknames could include Ise, Ike, Izzy or […]

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English Names

Ives

Meaning: Yew Origin: English Calm, Happy, Humorous The Otter Ives is the English version of the French name Yves, from Ivo/Yvo, meaning ‘Yew’. Yew wood is known for being used in archery to make bows. Saint Ives (or Ivo), known as the advocate of the poor, was a Breton priest from the Middle Ages. He […]

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English Names

Ivy

Meaning: Faithful Origin: English Cheerful, Comical, Magnetic The Rising Star The English name Ivy is the same as that of the climbing, and sometimes poisonous plant. It’s meaning comes from the ancient Greeks who would give Ivy wreaths at weddings to the bride to symbolise faithfulness within their marriage. Ivy is a great, green nature […]

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English Names

Jack

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Modern, Jolly, Humerous The Man Jack was originally an English nickname for John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. It came about from the Old English nickname Jankin. Jack is sweet and short and can also be a short form itself of elongated version Jackson (Son of Jack). It reminds me […]

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English Names

Jackson

Meaning: Son of Jack God is Gracious Origin: English Fresh, Hip, Social The Yak Jackson’s literally meaning is ‘Son of Jack‘, although Jack itself means ‘God is Gracious’ as it is an offshoot of John. Jackson has that mod ‘son’ ending and can easily be shortened to Jack, making it super usable. Jackson is in […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

Jacob

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: Hebrew English Caring, In Charge, Unashamed The Leader Jacob is an anglicization of the original Hebrew name Ya’aqov, it means ‘Supplanter’ which is like saying – replacement or dethroner. This meaning is allocated to Jacob because (in the Old Testament of the Bible) when he was born he was holding onto his […]

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French Names

Jacques

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: French Tranquil, Robust, Unafraid The Ocelot This French variation of Jacob and James is a single syllable delight, with its soft zjh and usage of ‘Q’, it ticks a lot of mod boxes. Jacques also bears a hot anglicization in Jax, which was very chic a couple of years ago. Similar names […]

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English Names

James

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: English Distinct, Serene, Decided The Scallop James is ultimately a variation of Lain Iacobus – from the Hebrew Ya’aqov (Jacob) Saint James is known as Santiago in Spain, his symbol is the scallop or cockle shell and he is the patron saint of Pilgims, Fishermen, Spain, Galicia and Guatemala. James is also […]

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Latin Names Mythological Names

January

Meaning: Archway Of Janus Origin: Latin Eager, Swift, Piercing The Arctic Wolf The names January has Latin origins, it derives from the god Janus, whose name means ‘Archway’. Janus was the god of new beginnings in Roman mythology. In Latin it is spelled Ianuarius and in Old French is Janvier. The Portuguese version is Janeiro […]

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English Names

Jax

Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Supplanter God is Gracious Origin: English Powerful, Bold, Empathique The Terracotta Eagle Jax is a diminutive of a number of other names. it can be short for Ajax, a name from Greek mythology, meaning ‘Strong eagle’ or ‘He Cries for the Earth’. Jax is also an anglicization […]

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English Names

Jaxon

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Prevailing, Formed, Alluring The Everest Jaxon is an English name which derives from contracting Jackson – from Jack, colloquial term for John – meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Jaxon is a modern name, it has the ‘X’ factor that everyone is looking for – which makes me think also of […]

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Nordic Names

Jensen

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Scandinavian- Danish Norwegian Bold, Tall, Debonair The Woodcutter Jensen is a Scandinavian name which at first means ‘Son of Jens’ – Jens is a Scandi diminutive of Johannes (a variation of John) meaning ‘God is Gracious’, making this the invisible meaning of the name Jensen. Jensen is a great option […]

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Hebrew Names

Jep

Meaning: He Will Open Origin: Hebrew Loving, Immediate, Yeoman The Farmer The meaning of the name Jep is “He will open”. Short for the Hebrew name Jeptha which derives from the original Jephthah. Jep fits well with name such as Jed, Judd and Jai, but also Kip, Colt and Rhett. This post was inspired by […]

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Hebrew Names

Jeremiah

Meaning: God will Exalt Origin: Hebrew Inquisitive, Caring, Guarded The Wall The name Jeremiah derives from the original Hebrew name Yirmiyahu, which means ‘God will Exalt’. Jeremiah is known for being a famous prophet in the old testament of the bible. There is a whole book named after him. Jeremiah sits nicely with sibling names […]

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