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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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August

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. […]

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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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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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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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Jožica

Meaning: He will add Origin: Slovene Croatian Bubbly, Fun, Lover The Giver The Slovene and Croatian name Jožica (pronounced yozjh-iss-ah) is a feminine variant form of Jožefa, from Joseph. Pepca is another Slovene diminutive of  Jožefa. My aunts name is Jožica, so it brings me fond memories. It also reminds me of names such as Csilla, […]

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Maciej

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Polish Spontaneous, Thinker, Outside the Square The Astronomer The Polish name Maciej (pronounced ma-chay) is a variant of Matthew – meaning ‘Gift of God’. Matthew has so many variations it is crazy, but they are all so alluring. Some of my favourites include Matthea, Matevos, Matići and Matviy. Maciej reminds […]

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Magdalena

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 […]

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Maja

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 […]

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Marin

Meaning: Of the Sea Origin: Serbian Croatian Macedonian Bulgarian Romanian French Defined, Admired, Clear of Mind The Navigator Marin, This Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian and also French name means ‘of the sea’. It is a diminutive of full name Marinus and has sweet feminine variations Marina and Marine. This name is made famous by […]

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Matici

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 […]

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Milana

Meaning: Sweet and Beloved Gracious Inner Sanctuary Origin: Russian Czech Italian Fashionable, Deep, Sultry The one who dances in the rain The name Milana has three potential origins and meanings. The first being from Russia, and meaning ‘Sweet and Beloved’. Secondly it could be originally Czech and mean ‘Gracious’. The third is that it derives […]

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Novak

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 […]

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Olya

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 […]

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Sefina

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.

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Sisko

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 […]

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Vlado

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 […]

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