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Karl

Meaning: Man Origin: German Scandinavian Tall, Fair, Authorative The Judge The name Karl is, and always has been, a strong and fierce name. Steeped in German and Scandinavian heritage, the name Karl means ‘Man’. Karl was and is the name of many Swedish royals, including King Karl XVI Gustaf. Charles is a variation of Karl, […]

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Maili

Meaning: Bitterness Vine or Pebble Origin: Irish Finnish Hawaiian Fast, Friendly, Educated The Mountain Ranger The name Maili has two possible origins. The first is being an Irish and Finnish diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary – meaning ‘Bitterness’. It is pronounced MAY-lee. Secondly it is said to be a Hawaiian name that means either […]

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Nordic Names

Mairiis

Meaning: Sugary Origin: Finnish (presumed) Strong, Talented, Fun The Reindeer Mairiis (pronounced MY-reece) is presumably derived from Finnish name Mairea, which means ‘Sugary’. This post on Mairiis is inspired by Mairiis ‘Mossy‘ Kilcher and her appearance on Alaska the Last Frontier. What a fantastic name gem, and Mossy also is such a beautiful nature name. […]

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Nordic Names

Niilo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Finnish Clean, Caring, Talented The Rhino Niilo, like seriously, how cool is this! Pronounced as NEE-lo, this name derives from the Swedish Nighils – from Nicholas, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Niilo blends in well with other modern options such as Harlow, Otto, Arlo and Yvo, because of its […]

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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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