Meaning: Complete Origin: Basque Homes, Lustrous, Virtuous The Heron The Basque name Amaia means ‘Complete’ or ‘The End’. Pronounced as uh-MY-uh, this name is also that of a mountain and village in Spain. A variant spelling could be Amaya, which is also a Japanese name meaning “Night Rain”. Similar names to Amaia could be Seraiah, […]
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: Frenchman Origin: Spanish Modest, Candid, Profound The Comic Cisco is a Spanish contraction of the name Francisco, meaning ‘Frenchman’. It also has the cool nickname option of Chico! More variations of Francisco are the original Latin – Franciscus, French – Francis and Italian – Franco. Cisco has that coveted ‘O’ ending that everyone seems […]
Meaning: Forest Clearing Origin: Catalan Bright, Energetic, Festive The Choirgirl Clariana is a Spanish name, particularly Catalan. It means ‘Forest Clearing’, and is the name of a district – Clariana da Cardener – in El Solsonès, Spain. This name is fresh, vibrant and underused. Reminiscent of Viviana, Gloriana and Liliana, this name oozes culture, confidence […]
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 […]
Meaning: Strong Healer Origin: Greek Refined, Enlightened, Erudite The Owl Lon, meaning ‘Strong Healer’ is a diminutive of the Greek name Apollonia, a form of Apollo, the Greek god of music, truth, prophecy, healing, poetry, plagues, art, oracles, archery and sun (that is a lot). It can also be a Spanish name (short for Alonzo) […]
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: Bitter Battle Origin: Spanish Portuguese Pleasant, Kind, Gilded The Lioness The name Marisa (pronounced ma-REECE-ah) is a Spanish/Portuguese contraction of Maria and Luisa. Maria means “Bitterness” and Luisa means “Famous Battle”, giving Marisa the interpretation “Bitter Battle”. Marisa is beautiful and elegant, it reminds me of Mariana, Mairiis and Annelies.
Meaning: Brownish Plain Near the Mountains Origin: Basque Composed, Balanced, Cultured The Kite Meaning of the name Navarra: “Brownish” used to depict the landscape contrast of Navarre in the Basque region of Spain, as opposed to the green Mountainous regions. Other known meanings include “Plain near the mountains” or “Basque-speaking person” Referenced from Kingdom of Navarre: There are two […]
Meaning: Play Centre of the World Origin: Fijian Spanish Fun, Agile, Dauntless The Defence In Fiji Qito (pronounced KEE-TOE) is a word name which means ‘Play’. It is also a Spanish name variation of Quito, the city which is the capital of Ecuador. It means ‘Centre of the World’. Qito sits well with possible sibling […]
Meaning: To Bind Origin Spanish Free-Spirited, Quick, Diligent The Bee Rebe (pronounced heh-BEE or reh-BEE) is a Spanish variation of Rebecca: a Hebrew and English name that means ‘to Bind, ‘to Ensnare’ or ‘Noose’. I love Rebe and its peppy, spunk attitude. It fits in incredibly well with other popular and modern names such as […]
Meaning: Saint, Sacred/Holy Origin: Spanish Notorious, Present, Svelte The Jewel Sancha is a Spanish name that is variant of Sancia. It derives from the Latin “Sanctus”. The Italian and Latin version Santina is a favorite of mine. It also has some masculine variations which include the Italian – Santo, and, the Spanish – Santos. Unfortunately […]
Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Rosy, Playful, Relatable The Flower-Child Sancia, pronounced either san-SEE-ah or SAN-sha, is of Italian, Latin and Spanish origin, clearly because it’s too gorgeous to belong to just one heritage. It makes a great alternative to lovers of Game Of Thrones’, Sansa. Some other variants include the Spanish – […]
Meaning: Saint Anne Origin: Spanish Portuguese Brazilian Italian Zestful, Lucid, Radiant The Traveller The meaning of the name Santana is “Saint Anne” or “Saint like”. This name originates from Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Italy. If you’re really intrepid you could shorten to ‘Santi’ which has a nice ring to it. Santana reminds me of Sicilia, Sorrentina […]
Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Discerning, Melodious, Dancer The Lyrebird Santina derives from the Latin “Sanctus” and is a variation of the name Sancia. Traditionally a feminine name, its masculine variants being Santo/Santino in Italian, or Santos/Sancho in Spanish. Similar names include Sefina, Santana, Rimini and Marina.
Meaning: Saints Origin: Spanish Hardy, Forthcoming, Revolutionary The Tortoise Santos is a Spanish name that means ‘Saints’, Italian version Santo has that sought-after ‘O’ ending, making it a fitting modern option. Santos is primarily used as a boys name and is almost always in the Top 1000 names in the USA. Other variations include Sancia, […]
Meaning:SawOrigin:Spanish Poised, Free Spirited, Approachable The Quail The meaning of the name Sierra is “Saw” as in the tool used in woodwork. This Spanish name can also mean “Mountain range” making it a place name, it precedes many locations that are renowned for their mountainous landscape. Uber chic nickname option Sia makes this name so modern as […]
Meaning: Noble Origin: Galician Eloquent, Puissant, Beautiful The Raven Uxia (pronounced oo-SHEE-ah) is a Galician name, Galicia being a region of Spain. Galician is one of the Romance languages that derive from Colloquial Latin. Uxia is a variant of the Greek name Eugenia, other variations that I particularly like include Russian – Yvgeny, French – […]
Meaning: Life Origin: Latin Italian Spanish Praised, Athletic, Quirky The Dancer The name Viviana is a vivacious choice which means ‘Life’. It derives from Latin root word: vivus Alive Viviana reminds me of names Liliana, Anamaria and Clariana. But if you are specifically looking for ‘V’ names; Vissi, Vokki or Velta may be of interest.
Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Spanish Eclectic, Bright, Bubbly The Lioness Xoana is a Galician name, which is a region in Spain, it is also a variant of Jane – from John, meaning ‘God is Gracious”. Xoana is pronounced HUA-nah or zo-AR-nah, which opens it up to some excellent nickname options; such as Zo, Ana […]