German Names Names from the Low Lands

Annelies

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 […]

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English Names

Beth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Diligent, Rustic, Sweet The Decorator Beth is a diminutive of the English name Elizabeth, which derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning ‘pledged to God‘ Beth can also be a shortened form of the name Bethlehem, which means ‘House of Bread’. This also bears other cute nicknames: Hemmy and […]

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English Names French Names

Catherine

Meaning: Pure Origin: French English Fresh Faced, Sporty, Diligent The Athlete Catherine derives from the Greek name Aikaterine, which spawns from the root word: katharos Pure Catherine is a very regal name, belonging to multiple Queens. It also belonged to the virginal Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was also a princess and was martyred at […]

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Slavic Names

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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Hebrew Names

Elisheva

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Hebrew Hard-Working, Delightful, Steadfast The Springbok The Hebrew name Elisheva is comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The English name Elizabeth is a derivative of this ancient name. Elisheba appears in the old testament […]

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Mythological Names Nordic Names

Elisifetta

Meaning: Pledged to God Wife of Thor Origin: Nordic Content, Committed, Understanding The Woods Elisifetta is a Nordic style name that can mean ‘Pledged to God’ as a variant of Elisiveta (from Elizabeth), or it can mean ‘Wife of Thor’ as a variant of Elisif (an Old Norse name for Sif, the mythological wife of […]

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English Names

Elizabeth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Assiduous, Innocent, Reminiscing Honey Elizabeth derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The name Elizabeth appears in the Bible as the mother of John the Baptist and the […]

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Italian Names

Giovi

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Italian Bright, Charismatic, Distinguished The Commander Giovi (pronounced as Jovi) is short for Giovanni, which is the Italian version of John; meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Giovi is so cool, especially with nichname Gio in the bank. It has all the boxes ticked for a mod name, with a rockstar relative […]

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Hebrew Names

Hannah

Meaning: Grace Origin: Hebrew Innocent, Emotive, Hands On The Babe Hannah derives from the original Hebrew name Channah, meaning ‘Grace’ or ‘Favour’. This name is also a palindrome, as it reads the same both backward and forward. Hannah is best known for being a character in the old testament of the Bible who was barren […]

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English Names

Henna

Meaning: Anoint From the Henna tree Fertile Origin: English Gypsy, Persistent, Loyal The Wanderer The name Henna a multiple meanings, it is used to describe both the tree, which is the Lawsonia Inermis plant, and the dye and fruit procured from it. The Henna dye markings applied to brides before their wedding is an ancient […]

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English Names Spanish Names

Inej

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 […]

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German Names Latin Names Names from the Low Lands

Johanna

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 […]

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English Names

John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Virile, Harmonious, Firm the Eagle John is the English variation of the original Hebrew name Yohanan, which means YHWH is gracious. A common diminutive for John, is Jack, which is quite popular at the minute. John is known for being the author of the fourth gospel of the Bible, […]

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Latin Names

Maccius

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latin Nautical, Conqueror, Social The Shark Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us or mark-ee-us) is an Old Roman name which is a derivative of Matthew. It was made famous by Titus Maccius Plautus, a comedic Roman playwrite, known simply as ‘Plautus’. He is noted for being the Father of Comedy. Maccius is the […]

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English Names

Macy

Meaning: Gift of God Or possibly: Hill or Weapon Origin: English Light-hearted, Lyrical, Exuberant The Kangaroo Macy is an English name that denotes a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name is derived from Latin name Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Conflicting sources also […]

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French Names

Massé

Meaning: Gift of God, Person from Massy Origin: French Pleasant, Mellifluent, Obedient The Robin Massé is a French name denoting a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name derived from Latin Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Other variations of Massé include the English and […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Massey

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Scottish Strong, Bold, Resilient The Camel Massey is a name of English and Scottish heritage, it evolved from Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us, yeah, how cool is that) which is a Latin name. Villiages and regions in France came to be named Massy or sometimes Mascy, as a result of settlers […]

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German Names Names from the Low Lands

Matthea

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, […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

Matthew

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Hebrew Fervid, Brazen, Irrepressible The Ange; Matthew in the Bible is one of the twelve disciples, or, apostles. He is also known by the name Levi, and was the son of Alphaeus. He wrote the first book of the New Testament, detailing the events of Jesus life. Matthew is a variant […]

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Nordic Names Slavic Names

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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Spanish Names

Sancha

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 […]

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Italian Names Latin Names Spanish Names

Sancia

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 – […]

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Italian Names Latin Names Spanish Names

Santina

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.

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Italian Names

Santo

Meaning: Saint Origin: Italian Fresh, Powerful, Nocturnal The Owl Italian name Santo is uber mod with its popular ‘O’ ending. Meaning ‘Saint’ is a happy bonus. Italian variant Santina is also a candidate for an alternative hit. Other variations include the Spanish – Sancia, Sancha and Santos.

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Spanish Names

Santos

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, […]

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Oceanic Names Slavic Names

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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Celtic Names Hebrew Names South Asian Names

Sheena

Meaning: God is Gracious Gods Gift Origin: Scottish/Irish Hebrew Hindi Alluring, Admired, Contemporary The Squirrel Sheena is most commonly know to be the anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic name Sìne. Sìne is directly related to the English, Jean, a feminine variant of John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Sheena is also thought to be a Hindi […]

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Spanish Names

Xoana

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 […]

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