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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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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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Brewster

Meaning: Brewer Origin: English Scottish Funny, Academic, Self Assured The Top Gun The English and Scottish name Brewster is an occupational surname for a Brewer – someone who brews ale or beer. The ‘s’ in Brewster denotes that this may originally have been used to describe a female Brewer. Easily shortened to Bruce, this name […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guin

Meaning: White Phantom Origin: Welsh Polite, Fair, Willowy The Queen The welsh name Guin (pronounced GWIN) is a diminutive of Guinevere and means ‘White Phantom’. This name comes from Arthurian literature and was famous for being the name of King Arthur’s wife. Guin reminds me of rhyming name Quinn. It has other variants that are […]

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Harkin

Meaning: Son of Red Origin: Irish Original, Witty, Dexterous The Bull The meaning of the Irish name Harkin is ‘Son of Red’. Deriving from the Irish surname Ó hEarcáin, which means ‘descendant of Earcáin’, the root word of Earcáin, being Earc, meaning ‘red’. I like the possibility of Harky as a nickname. Harkin reminds me of names […]

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Henderson

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Scottish English Prompt, Sweet, Wise The Investor The Scottish and English name Henderson is a variation of the original name Heinrich – which bore the ever popular Henry and Harry. They all mean ‘Home Ruler’. Henderson began as a surname to denote someone who was the ‘son of Henry/Hendry‘. Henderson reminds […]

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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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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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Liam

Meaning: Strong Willed Protector Origin: Irish Resolute, Advocate, Guardian The Owl The meaning of the name Liam is “Strong Willed Protector” or “Helmet of Will”. It is a short form of the Irish name Uilliam, the English name William and the French name Guillaume, all of which derive from the original Old German name Willahelm. Made […]

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Maili

Meaning: Bitterness Vine or Pebble Origin: Irish Finnish Hawaiian Fast, Friendly, Educated The Mountain Ranger The name Maili has two possible origins. The first is being an Irish and Finnish diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary – meaning ‘Bitterness’. It is pronounced MAY-lee. Secondly it is said to be a Hawaiian name that means either […]

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Massey

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Scottish Strong, Bold, Resilient The Camel Massey is a name of English and Scottish heritage, it evolved from Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us, yeah, how cool is that) which is a Latin name. Villiages and regions in France came to be named Massy or sometimes Mascy, as a result of settlers […]

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Maverick

Meaning: Gallant Hero Origin: English Irish Welsh Bold, Fashionable, Un-conformed The Mustang The name Maverick is a word name that means ‘Gallant Hero’. Maverick is a English/Celtic name, that I totally adore, it has been one of my favourites for a while now. I particularly love it as an option for a girl after hearing […]

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Mercer

Meaning: Textile Worker Origin: English Scottish Daring, Gifted, Visionary The Falcon The meaning of the name Mercer is an English and Scottish occupational name used for a textile worker, often who works with more expensive fabrics. Derived from the French word Mercier, or Latin Mercarius or Merx (two very competitive alternative naming options too I […]

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Nally

Meaning: Poor Origin: Irish Distinct, Engaging, Determined The Firefly Nally is a name of Irish origin, it derives from the surname McNally or Mac an Fhailghigh, meaning ‘son of a poor man’. Other names that mean ‘poor’ include the French – Melville, the Egyptian – Maskini and the Indian – Deen. Nally blends well with […]

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Quinn

Meaning: Wisdom Origin: Irish Peppy, Loved, Decisive The Royal One The meaning of the name Quinn is “Wisdom”.  This Irish name comes from the Gaelic surname O’Cuinn, stemming from the root word Conn meaning wisdom, intelligence and guidance.  Quinn is a great name, being gender neutral and having a strong feeling with it’s singular syllable. […]

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Revie

Meaning: Brindled Origin: Celtic Authentic, Commended, Rhythmic The Wolfhound The meaning of the Scottish name Revie (pronounced REE-vee) is “Brindled”, having grey hair and dark skin. This is a Gaelic name that originated from the surname ‘Mac gille Riabhaich’ Revie reminds me of names such as Reverie, Boheme and Tully.

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Sheena

Meaning: God is Gracious Gods Gift Origin: Scottish/Irish Hebrew Hindi Alluring, Admired, Contemporary The Squirrel Sheena is most commonly know to be the anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic name Sìne. Sìne is directly related to the English, Jean, a feminine variant of John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Sheena is also thought to be a Hindi […]

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Tully

Meaning: Flood Origin: Scottish Irish Assured, Sanguine, Powerful The Waterfall The Gaelic name Tully means ‘Flood’. It derives from the surname Maoltuile, which belonged to a medieval family of medical physicians. Although a name in its own right, it could also be used as a nickname for Tallulah, Natalie, Natalia, Tahlia, or the masculine Tullius. […]

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Wylie

Meaning: Tricky Origin: English Celtic – Irish, Scottish Smart, Friendly, Nonchalant The Comic The name Wylie is a variation of English name Wiley and Celtic name Wylye, they all mean ‘Tricky’ in the way of being sly or devious. Wylie is the name of a lake in South Carolina, and Wylye is the name of […]

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