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: 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.
Meaning: Tower Origin: Greek Czech Spanish Polish Alluring, Elegant, Empathique The Free Bird The name Magdalena derives from the term Magdalene, which refers to people from the town of Magdala. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of this name is ‘Tower’. Magdalena originates from Greece, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Poland (but it is used by […]
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: Serbian, Croatian Visionary, Intelligent, Rational The Monkey Matići is a Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian place name, it derives from Mathaeus, from Matthew. Pronounced mat-iss-EYE or mat-ISS-ee, this definitely walks down the line of unique and unconventional. I personally love the sound, and the ‘ć’, it stands out! Which is something […]
Meaning:NewOrigin:SlovenianCroatianSerbian Broad, Just, Firm The Judge The meaning of the name Novak is “New”. Novak hails from the the Slavic countries of Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Originally used to refer to the new person in the village, it is also a surname. A contemporary feminine version is Nova, which also alludes to interstellar themes. A celestial choice […]
Meaning: Holy Blessed Origin: Russian Norse Profound, Pretty, Well-Spoken The Naturalist Olya (pronounced Oh-lee-ah or Oh-lya) is a variation of Olga, meaning ‘Holy’, and is of Russian origin. It can also be spelled Olja. It is also thought to be of Norse roots, deriving from the name Helgi (which also bore Helga, Laila and Aili […]
Meaning: God will Increase Origin: Samoan, Hawaiian, Czech Angelic, Pure, Charming The Cherub Sefina is a Samoan and Czech variation of the name Josephine, from English Joseph, meaning ‘God will Increase’. Sefina reminds me of names like Seraphina, Seraiah and Santina. It is so simple, yet winsome and melodic in appeal. I love it.
Meaning: Sister Frenchman Victorious Protector Origin: Finnish Slovene Croatian Humble, Truthful, Heartfelt The Beautiful Mind Although Sisko is traditionally a Finnish girls name meaning ‘Sister’, it is still remarkably fashionable on a boy. It is also a Slovenian diminutive of Fransisko, from Francis, meaning Frenchman’. Alternatively it is the short form of Croatian Sismundo, from […]
Meaning: Great Ruler Origin: Slavic – Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Bulgarian and Macedonian Suave, Inviting, Resolute The Boss Vlado is the short form of Vladimir, meaning ‘Great Ruler’. Vladimir derives from root words: vladeti Rule meru Great Vlado is a fantastic choice for a modern name as it has deep roots and a significant cultural […]