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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Polish German Dutch Nordic Handsome, Competent, Technical The Fox The Latin name August comes from Augustus, and means ‘Venerable’ or ‘The Increaser’. There were the kinds of Poland named August, making it a great royal name as well. August can easily be shortened to Auggie or Gus, which I love. […]
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.
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, […]
Meaning: Lucky Good Fortune Origin: German Latin Resilient, Cooperative, Skilled The Acrobat The German and Latin name Felicie is a variation of Felicia and means ‘Lucky’ or ‘Good Fortune’. I particularly like this one, it is uncommon and reminds me of names Ilisi, January, Lyris, Katalini, Sashi, Vissi and Revie.
Meaning: Guardian of the People Origin: German Swedish Musical, Talented, Strong The Alder Tree The German and Swedish name Floke is also a surname and it means ‘Guardian of the People. I love it’s single syllable and its modernist vibe. I think it blends well with names such as Zeev, Inej, Xi, Xylo, Siv and […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Dutch German Latin Vivacious, Light-Hearted, Effervescent The Seahorse Johanna is a variation of the name John, meaning ‘God is Gracious‘. In countries such as Sweden and Germany this name is commonly pronounced with a Y sound at the start. Nicknames such as Joey, Jo, Hannah and Anna are all sweet […]
Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]
Meaning: Man Origin: German Scandinavian Tall, Fair, Authorative The Judge The name Karl is, and always has been, a strong and fierce name. Steeped in German and Scandinavian heritage, the name Karl means ‘Man’. Karl was and is the name of many Swedish royals, including King Karl XVI Gustaf. Charles is a variation of Karl, […]
Meaning: Bright and Shining Light Torch Origin: German Luminous, Generous, Record Breaker The Fairy The German name Leni (leh-nee) means ‘Bright and Shining Light’ or ‘Torch’. It is a diminutive of Elena – from Helen. I love this name and the fresh lease of life it’s given to the dated Lenny. Its uniquely spelled variant […]
Meaning: Bitterness Mother Origin: German Slovene, Croatian Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Greek Fortuitous, Calm, Golden The Cloud Walker Maja is known to be pronounced in many ways, including MAY-ah, MY-ah, Mah-ha and MAH-zjha. It is thought to be a diminutive of two different names, hence the dual meaning and many heritages. Firstly it is short for […]
Meaning: Gift of God Origin: German Dutch Original, Creative, Graceful The Swan Pronounced as mah-TIA, this name is gorgeous and has a rich heritage in the English and Hebrew name Matthew from which it derives. Nicknames include Mattie and Tia, and helps this cultured name fit well with other popular choices such as Mia, Olivia, […]
Meaning:WealthyOrigin:HungarianGerman Determined, Smart, Lover The Clover The German and Hungarian name Otto is a Palindrome and means ‘Wealthy’. Some feminine variants include Ottilie and Odette. This post was inspired by Otto Kilcher from Alaska the Last Frontier. But it also reminds me of names Milo, Hugo, Gunter, Kit, Hendry, Juno and Floke.
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’ […]
Meaning: Spear Origin: Latin German Keen, Cogent, Influential The Warrior The name Quirin is short for Quirinus, which means ‘Spear’. Publius Sulpicius Quirinus was a governor of Syria mentioned in the Bible. Judea was a part of Quirinus’ territory at the time that Caesar Augustus issued the decree for a census to be taken. This […]
Meaning: Moon Defending Warrior Origin: Indian German Stylish, Effusive, Methodical The Literary Sashi is a spectacle of a name with two distinct heritages. Firstly it is of Indian origin – from Shashi – and means ‘Moon’. Secondly it is a German diminutive of Sasha, which means ‘Defending Warrior’. Either way, Sashi is just a pearl […]
Meaning: Fate Trust in the Stars Origin: Italian German Dutch Fair, Hard Working, Kind The Maiden The name Stellavera is an amalgamation of names Stella and Vera – combined their meaning is ‘Fate’ or ‘Trust in the Stars’. Stellavera has so much to offer its person; it has an elegant and wise countenance, plus it […]