Meaning: Strong Eagle He Cries for the Earth Origin: Greek Greek Mythology Strong, Fierce, Calming The Clay Soldier The Greek name Ajax is that of two Trojan warriors in ancient literature, both were war heroes renowned for their audacity, courage and expertise in combat. Ajax Telamon lead the Greek army into battle after the greater […]
Meaning: Defender of Man Origin: Greek Samoan Patient, Quick, Mighty The Ocean Dweller The Greek and Samoan name Aleki is a contraction of names such as Alexander or alexandra, and it means ‘Defender of Man’. Aleki is a spirited and fresh variation on Alexis or Alec. It reminds me of names like Andra, Makani, Cilix, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meaning:High/Exalted or TallOrigin:Arabic Unrestricted, Interesting, In Control The Choreographer The Arabic name Alia (pronounced ah-LEE-ah) can also be spelled Aliya, and means ‘High’ ‘Exalted’ or ‘Tall’. It is a feminine form of Ali. Alia reminds me of Matthea, Olya, Talleah, Atea, Lucia and Georgeah.
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: Rock Prince, King, Ruler Beautiful White Jasmine Origin: Maori Arabic Japanese Natural, Artistic, Leader The Dancer Amiri (pronounced as ah-MEER-ee) is a name of many supposed heritages. Firstly from the Cook Islands, meaning ‘Rock’. Secondly being Arabic (also with possible Hebrew and Persian roots) meaning ‘Ruler’, ‘King’ or ‘Prince’. Thirdly thought to be Japanese, […]
Meaning:HamletOrigin:Greek Musical, Decisive, Hawk Eyed The Peregrine The Greek name Amiriani is that of a small human settlement, or hamlet, in Evrytania in Greece. It means ‘Hamlet’. Amiriani is the epitome of an elegant and couture name. It screams excellence and celebrity. Amiriani blends well with names such as Valentina, Illiani, Miracella, Makani and Gemini.
Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Robust, Powerful, Vigorous The Pegasus Anax is short for the Greek name Anaxandros, and, the even more elongated Anaxandridas. There were two King Anaxandridas’ of Sparta. Anax is uber cool on its own, with its use of the letter ‘X’ and its short composition, but it also has some […]
Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Enduring, Hardy, Skilled The Unipeg Anaxandros is a form of the Greek name Anaxandridas. King Anaxandros (or Anaxander) was a King of Sparta and son of King Eurycratides. This name derives from root words: anax Master/Lord andros Of a Man You can shorten Anaxandros to some pretty suave alternatives […]
Meaning: Man Origin: Estonian Latvian Romanian Breezy, Peaceful, Inspired The Green Thumb The Baltic name Andra is a variation of Andrea or Andrejs – they mean ‘Man’, and come from the original Greek/Latin name Andreas. Common name Andrew is also an offshoot of this family of manly names. Andra is special and interesting, and would […]
Meaning: Man Origin: Greek Latin Protective, Caring, Deep Thinker The Orca The Greek and Latin name Andreas is the original moniker which spawned the ever popular English version – Andrew. Both mean ‘ Man’ and have a confident air about them. Andreas could easily be shortened to Andy, just as Andrew does. It could also […]
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 […]
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: 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. […]
Meaning:FarthestOrigin:Arabic Patient, Sweet, Stylish The Tall One The Arabic name Aqsa means ‘Farthest’. It is also the name of a mosque. Asa, Imra and Noor/Nura remind me of Aqsa.
Meaning: Secret Hidden Origin: French Fun-Loving, Polite, Knightly The Cavalier The name Ariat is a diminutive of French word name Secretariat, which means ‘Secret’ or ‘Hidden’. Secretariat is famous for being the name of a champion racehorse, also known as ‘Big Red’. He is venerated as the greatest racehorse of all time. Ariat itself is […]
Meaning: Of Ares Warlike Origin: Greek Latin Transparent, Companion, Chance Taker The Hammer The name Arius (pronounced AIR-EE-us) is a Latinized Greek name that means ‘Of Ares’ or ‘Warlike’ – as Ares was the god of war. The original ancient Greek name was Areios. Arius was also the name of a Christian elder in post-classical […]
Meaning: Fair Valkyrie Origin: Nordic Mysterious, Careful, Emotive The Wild Horse Scandinavian amalgamated name Arowen consists of ‘Åro’ a diminutive of Ölrun, a mythological Valkyrie; and ‘wen’ meaning fair or white. Combined Arowen means ‘Fair Valkyrie’. This name is very cool, with edgy nicknames like Aro and Rowen and its otherworldly quality, it is a […]
Meaning: Star Origin: Greek Ethereal, Magnetic, Bright The Nautilus The gorgeous name Aster is of Greek origin and means, ‘Star’, and what a star it is. It derives from root word: Asteri Star Aster is also the name of a plant with beautiful, purple, daisy-like flowers. Related names Astra and Astraea are just divine in […]
Meaning: Hawk-like Origin: French Dreamy, Breezy, Adored The Glider Astoria is a variation of the Surname Astor, which means ‘Hawk-like’, it hails from southeastern Frances Occitanie region. I really enjoy this names inspiring animalistic meaning, much like Ylva – ‘Wolf’ and Jonah – ‘Dove’. Astoria can be shortened to Story, a name in its own […]
Meaning: Open Far Away Origin: Tahitian Clear, Fair, Cool The Breeze Atea (pronounced ah-TEE-ah) is a god in Māori mythology, whom with the help of Tane (god of beauty) created the famous Tiare flower. Atea is so unique and has a great vibe, it would fit in well with other mod names like Greer, Ramiro […]
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: 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 […]
Meaning:SpringOrigin:Hebrew Euphoric, Suave, Breezy The Ocelot The Hebrew name Aviv – pronounced as ah-VEEV – means ‘Spring’. This is a first name (gender-neutral) and a surname, but also has many other meanings: it is the seventh Jewish month, a stage of growth in grain, the name of the Israeli city Tel Aviv and the name […]
Meaning: Father of Peace Origin: American Lover, Creative, Confident The Handler The American name Axie is a diminutive of Axl and means ‘Father of Peace’. Axie is short and sweet, it feels new, fresh and bold, and it has so much character. I feel Axie reminds me of names Inej, Uxia, Adlie and Revie.
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 […]