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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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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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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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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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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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Axl

Meaning: Father of Peace Origin: Swedish English Handsome, Bold, Mighty The Guard The meaning of the name Axl is “Father of Peace”. It is also spelled Axel, or more commonly in Scandinavian countries, Aksel. There is also a French feminine variation – Axelle, and modern English – Axie. This name is a diminutive of the […]

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Banks

Meaning:River’s EdgeOrigin:English Lover, Loyal, Linguist The Knight The name Banks is just so refreshing right now. It is also a surname and it means ‘River’s Edge’ or ‘One who lives on the edge of the River’. Banks fits in swell with names like Tanner, Archer, Hasley and Brames.

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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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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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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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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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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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Drew

Meaning: Man Origin: English Kind, Brilliant, Impressive The People Person The name Drew is a diminutive of the name Andrew and both mean ‘Man’. Alternative option Drewet is unique and seems about ready for a comeback. Drew is a wonderful one syllable, punchy find. It goes well with originals like Pete, John, Ben, Jack and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hasley

Meaning:Farm on the HillOrigin:English Admitted, Contemporary, Stylish The Genius Hasley is an English name, pronounced HALL-slee, and it means ‘Farm on the Hill’. It originated as a surname, with other related derivatives such as Hazeley and Halesleia (also how killer would this be on a girl, pronounced hal-i-SLAY-ah. This name is definitely slaying it, and […]

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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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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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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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Hollis

Meaning:Dwelling near the Holly TreesOrigin:English Listener, Perfectionist, Well Travelled The Hero The English name Hollis is also a surname and is used to denote a person who ‘Lives near the Holly Trees’. I love this name, it fits so well with others like Ellary, Hasley, Sawyer, Ellis and Yarrow.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jefford

Meaning: Brave Gift Origin: English The English name Jefford hails from the surname Giffard – originally from Gebhard – meaning ‘Brave Gift’ as it derives from Germanic root words: geb Gift hard Brave Jefford has been made more popular by TV series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which contains a character named Terry Jeffords (played by Terry Crews). […]

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John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Virile, Harmonious, Firm the Eagle John is the English variation of the original Hebrew name Yohanan, which means YHWH is gracious. A common diminutive for John, is Jack, which is quite popular at the minute. John is known for being the author of the fourth gospel of the Bible, […]

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Joshua

Meaning: God is Salvation Origin: Hebrew English Fit, Generous, Mentor The Dauntless One The Hebrew and English name Joshua comes from the original Hebrew name Yehoshu’a – which means ‘God is Salvation’. The name Jesus comes from the original Hebrew contraction of Yehoshu’a, Yeshu’a. The Hebrew root words that comprise this name and its meaning […]

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July

Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: English Honey-Mouthed, Superlative, Awake The Golden One July is a spunky and fresh month name that derives directly from Julius, as the month was named to honour Julius Ceasar. Pre-Ceasar, July used to be named Quintilis. Julius and thus July have two purported meanings. The first is that Julius […]

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Kestrel

Meaning:RattleOrigin:English Fair, Luminous, Gifted The Soaring Bird The meaning of the name Kestrel is “Rattle”.  Kestrel is the name of certain breeds of Falcon (also a cool name BTW) it derives from the French word crecelle which means ‘rattle’ and was given this name to reflect the sound of it’s cry. Kestrel has some very […]

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Luke

Meaning: Light Origin: English Reliable, Golden, Shield The Winged-Ox Luke is an English diminutive of the Latin name: Lucas, or Greek name: Loukas. They ultimately derive from Latin Lucius, meaning ‘Light’, ‘Light Giver’, or ‘Born at Dawn’. I do particularly like variations Luc (Welsh), Luca, Lucia and Lucania (Italian). Luke is the author of the […]

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Macy

Meaning: Gift of God Or possibly: Hill or Weapon Origin: English Light-hearted, Lyrical, Exuberant The Kangaroo Macy is an English name that denotes a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name is derived from Latin name Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Conflicting sources also […]

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Mark

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: English Dutch Sharp, Defined, Meticulous The Lion Mark is an English and Dutch name that derives from Latin name: Marcus. It means ‘god of War’, stemming from the Roman god Mars. It is also considered to mean ‘Warlike’. It is renowned for being the name of the second gospel […]

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Mary

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Hopeful, Profound, Adorned The Flower The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’. Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron […]

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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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Matthew

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Hebrew Fervid, Brazen, Irrepressible The Ange; Matthew in the Bible is one of the twelve disciples, or, apostles. He is also known by the name Levi, and was the son of Alphaeus. He wrote the first book of the New Testament, detailing the events of Jesus life. Matthew is a variant […]

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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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Molly

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Charming, Quick, Sweet The Dairy Maid The meaning of the name Molly is “Bitterness”. Molly originated from ‘Maili‘, a Gaelic nickname for the Hebrew name Mary. The version we see today is the English version of that nickname. If the meaning really bothers you, Molly is also known to be short for […]

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Mossy

Meaning: Like Velvet Origin: English Benevolent, Nimble, Tender-Hearted The Gardener The English word name Mossy means ‘Like Velvet’. In language it is used to describe something covered in moss, or something that feels like moss – or feels velvety. Names like Mossy could include Molly, Mulberry, Milly, Maili, Flossy/Floss (a name of its own or […]

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Mulberry

Meaning:SensuousOrigin:English Generous, Athletic, Well Spoken The Nanny The meaning of the name Mulberry is “Sensuous”.  Mulberry is a nature name, being that of a tree and the berry that it produces. A new age ‘hippiesque’ name that is organic and free spirited with classic roots. The nickname Molly makes it very useable. Mulberry comes from […]

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Mustang

Meaning: Masterless Origin: English Fearless, Loyal, Going Places The Pioneer The name Mustang derives from the Spanish word Mostrenco – meaning ‘Masterless’ or ‘Wild’. It is a term used for the wild horses in America. Mustang as a name is wild and free, new and untamed, and it feels good. Reminiscent of horse names such […]

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Nicholas

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: English Intrepid, Daring, Welcoming The Champion Nicholas is the English variant of the original Greek name Nikolaos. The real man behind Santa Clause is Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, or Nicholas of Bari. Obeying Jesus teaching to sell up all you have and give it to the […]

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Ocea

Meaning:OceanOrigin:English Svelte, Fluid, Free The Treasure The name Ocea (pronounced OH-shuh) derives from the word Ocean, and such is its meaning. Ocea can be short for the French name Oceane (oh-shee-ANN) or the Greek name Oceana (oh-SHEE- arna) or it can simply be name all its own. Totally gorgeous and free-spirited, this name brings forth […]

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Pepper

Meaning:SpicerOrigin:EnglishGerman Spirited, Vibrant, Zealous The Mustang The meaning of the name Pepper is “Spicer” or “Pepper Berry”. An English and German occupation name for someone who deals in spices. It can also mean, the literal “Pepper berry”, a spice harvested from the Black Pepper Vine (scientifically: Piper Nigrum).  Pepper is an English word derived from the Latin ‘Piper’ […]

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Peter

Meaning: Rock Origin: English Solid, Mentor, Vivid The Keeper of the Keys Peter is a name that originates from the original Greek name Petros, which means ‘Rock’. Cephas is the name that Jesus gave to his disciple, Simon. This translates to Petros which is anglicized as Peter, hence this disciple is also known as Simon […]

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Piper

Meaning: Pepper Pipe Player Origin: English Latin Romanian Scandinavian Darling, Lively, Fervent The Red Herring The meaning of the name Piper is “Pepper” or “Pipe Player”. As described in our post on the name Pepper, Piper is a Latin word used for the Black Pepper Vine, but is also an English/Romanian/Scandinavian surname used for someone who plays […]

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Pippa

Meaning: Horse Lover Drink and Digest Origin: English Indian Energetic, Athletic, Impassioned The Juliet The meaning of the name Pippa is “Horse Lover” or “Long Pepper/Drink and Digest”. Pippa is a name of its own these days, but originates from being the short form of the English name Philippa (French variant: Philippine, Polish variant: Filipina). Pippa can […]

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Poem

Meaning: Create Origin: English Expressive, Attentive, Bright The Day Dreamer The name Poem is an English word name that derives from the French poème. Originally they came from the Greek poiein – meaning ‘Create’. Poem makes a great literary name and blends well with mod options like Story, Ode and Sonnet. It also fits nicely […]

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Rebecca

Meaning: To Bind Origin: Hebrew, English Bright, Victorious, Jubilant The Python Rebecca derives from the Hebrew name Rivqah, and means ‘to Bind’, ‘to Ensnare’ or ‘Noose’. In the Bible, Rebecca is the mother of Jacob (later known as Israel), and her name is also spelt as Rebekah in certain translations. Some nice variations include Rebe […]

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Rivs

Meaning: Fertile Origin: English Spirited, Liberated, Willful The Egret Rivs is a short form of the popular nature name River or Rivers, it means ‘Fertile’ or ‘Flowing Water’. Gender neutral and so in vouge, I love, love, love this name. Other River derivatives include Riviera, Riverton and Riverland. But of your looking for something with […]

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Saffron

Meaning: Gold Strung Golden Leaves Origin: English Proud, Tan, Active The Beach Lover The English word name Saffron means ‘Gold Strung’ or ‘Golden Leaves’ and is the name of a plant, flower and the spice harvested from it. Saffron derives from the Persian root word: zarparān Golden Leaves Names such as Sophia, Sapphire, Safira and […]

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Samphire

Meaning: Saint Peter Origin: English Fit, Prepared, Survivor The Deer Samphire is an English name, it derives from sampiere, meaning ‘Saint Peter’. There is a coastal succulent herb named Samphire, which was named as such to reflect Saint Peter being the patron Saint of fishermen, and the plants coastal habitat. Samphire is a hot stand-in […]

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Sapphire

Meaning: Blue Stone Sacred to Saturn Origin: English Hebrew Clear Minded, Visionary, Slinky The Picasso Sapphire is an English and Hebrew word name. It derives from the Hebrew names Sapir and Safira, and is the name of a blue gemstone, the birthstone of September. I love that Sapphire ends in ‘fire’, fit for a person […]

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Sawyer

Meaning: Woodcutter Origin: English Successful, Fastidious, Subtle The Fixer The English occupational name Sawyer means ‘Woodcutter’ and has become very popular as a gender neutral name in recent years. In the dictionary Sawyer literally means ‘one who saws’. Famous bearer’s of the name include, Mark Twain’s charcter Tom Sawyer from the novel of the same […]

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Shae

Meaning: Majestic Hawk Origin: English Polished, Fine, Fair The Tiny Bird The English name Shae is a variation of the original Irish name Séaghdha (pronounced SHAY) which means ‘Majestic’. Some sources say it could also mean Hawk. Shae is one syllable treasure that reminds me of Kai, Roux and Zev. This name is inspired by […]

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Shepherd

Meaning: Sheep Herder Origin: English Brave, Secure, Ready The Guardian The name Shepherd is an English occupational name which is used to describe someone who farms sheep. The meaning of this name is literally ‘Sheep Herder’. Shepherd has come into more popularity in recent years and is often shortened to Shep (which is uber cool […]

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Sid

Meaning: Wide Origin: English Relaxed, Talented, Bulk The Hound Sid is an English diminutive for Sidney, the root word Sid means ‘Wide’. Sid can also be short for a myriad of other awesome names, such as: Siddig (Arabic), Sidra and Sidonia (Latin), There is also the Sanskrit: Sidh, which is unique and has a very […]

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Sidney

Meaning: Wide Island Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English, French Intellect, Defender, Calming The Elephant Sidney is and interesting name as it has two potential origins. One speculation is that it hails from Old English root words: Sid Wide/Broad Eg Island As an English name this has the meaning ‘Wide Island’. The second opinion […]

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Story

Meaning: Historical Representation Origin: English Raw, Chic, Natural The Designer Story is an English word name that has been rising in popularity. Story’s etymology shows that it’s roots are in Latin word ‘Historia’ which is where English word History derives. Story comes from these. Story could also be a nickname for Astoria, giving it a […]

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Syri

Meaning: From Syria Origin: English Fair, Arrant, Resolute The Architect Syri is an English diminutive of Syria – a place name which means ‘From Syria’. The name Syria is originally Greek and suspected to be derived from Assyria, the ancient empire. Syri is also possibly an English contraction of Sarah, meaning ‘Princess’. Some other compelling […]

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Tennyson

Meaning: Son of Dennis Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English Hopeful, Burnished, Clever The Innocent Tennyson denotes someone as the son of Tenny – the medieval form of Dennis. The name Dennis itself derives from Dionysus, meaning ‘Child of Heaven and Earth’. Tennyson is a cool country name, which evokes a feeling of dusty […]

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Trey

Meaning:ThreeOrigin:English Rustic, Pure, Humble The Fortress The English name Trey means ‘Three’. It began as a nickname for someone who was the third generation son (eg: Edward III may be called Trey for short). I thin kit would also make a great name for the third child born in a family, or even if your […]

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Tucker

Meaning:Cleans and Thickens ClothOrigin:English Appealing, Bold, Fierce The Man The meaning of the name Tucker is “Cleaner and thickener of cloth”. It is an English surname and occupational name for someone who walks wool (to tread on it while wet) to clean and thicken it (or full it) also known as a Fuller.  Another cool […]

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Tuesday

Meaning: Devoted to Tyr Day of War Origin: English Bold, Fluid, Dexterous The Maverick The English name Tuesday derives from the Old English term Tīwesdæg – Day of Tiwaz or Tyr, the god of War. In Latin it was the Day of Mars, also known as the god of War. As such, Tuesdays meaning could […]

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Walker

Meaning: Cleans and Thickens Cloth Origin: English Engaging, Appealing, Sympathique The Bulldog The meaning of the name Walker is “Cleaner and thickener of cloth”. An English surname and occupational name for someone who walks wool (to tread on it while wet) to clean and thicken it (or full it) – also known as a Fuller. Made […]

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Wingard

Meaning: Wuthering Homestead Origin: Swedish Protector, Saint, Free The Falcon Wingard is a Swedish name meaning ‘Wuthering Homestead’ that comes from root words: Vin Wind Gard Homestead It is also thought to be an English name that means ‘Vineyard’. Wingard has a couple of rock-and-roll variants which include Wynard, Winward and Weingardt. Similar names include […]

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Wren

Meaning: Songbird Origin: English Inspiring, Spiritual, Mysterious The Crystal The name Wren is such a winner, being English and meaning ‘Songbird’ it could belong to any sex. Wren reminds me of names like Fenna, Robin, Rinn and Brenna.

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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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Wynard

Meaning: Vineyard Origin: English Rustic, Hard-Working, Fair The Craftsman Wynard is an English surname which means ‘Vineyard’ or ‘A person who owns/works in a vineyard’. Wynard has some special alternate forms in Winwood, Wingard and Winward, both odd which make great substitutes for names like Edward, Rutherford and Woodrow.

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Zetlin

Meaning: My Prince Pure Origin English Rustic, Keen, Competitive The Swallow I met a man named Zetlin this week, from the country. This intrigued me, so here is a post on his name. Zetlin is a modern take on Hebrew name Zeitlin, and derives ultimately from Zeitl through Sarai, which means My Princess. There is […]

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