English Names

Edward

Meaning: Wealthy Guardian Origin: English Tall, Protector, Rugged The Door The English name Edward derives from root words: ead Wealth weard Guard Hence the meaning of Edward is ‘Wealthy Guardian’ or some say ‘Rich Guard’ There were many kings and princes throughout history named Edward, making it a good royal moniker. There was also Saint […]

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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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Celtic Names English Names

Ellis

Meaning: Kind My God is YHWH Origin: Welsh English Happy, Generous, Calm The Dancer Ellis is a name with two possible heritages. The first is potentially a Welsh name, deriving from the original name Elisedd, meaning ‘Kind’. The second is being an English diminutive of Elijah, meaning ‘My God is YHWH’. Ellis seems a more […]

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Oceanic Names

Emere

Meaning: Rival Origin: Maori Competitor, Resourceful, Equal The Cat Emere (pronounced as eh-MEH-reh) is the Maori variation of the English name Emily, meaning ‘rival’. Emere mingles well with names such as Mira, Emil, Kelera, Emmera and Laoghaire (Leery).

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English Names

Emily

Meaning: Rival Origin: English Fierce, Loyal, Decisive The Tree Deriving from the Roman name Aemilius, meaning ‘Rival‘ or ‘Industrious’, the English names Emily and Emil have become quite popular options. Emily’s claim to fame came by its usage in royalty, in particular by the princess Amelia of Great Britain, whose father George III affectionately called […]

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German Names

Emmera

Meaning: Universal Power Origin: German Confident, Glowing, Eloquent The Mantis Emmera, meaning ‘Universal Power’, is a version of of the Old German name Emmerich (in more modern times, spelled Emeric). It is also the name of a town on the Rhein River in Germany. The name America also derives Emmerich. If you like classic nicknames, […]

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