Meaning: Hunter Pledged to God Origin: Vainakh Hawaiian Hardy, Calm, Nature Inspired The Fire The Vainakh name Elta comes from an ancient deity – the Vainakh god of the hunt – and means ‘Hunter’. It is also thought to be a Hawaiian variation of the name Elizabeth, meaning ‘Pledged to God’. Elta is so on […]
Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Dutch German Accepting, Audacious, Courageous The Lion The adored Kai is a Dutch and German diminutive of the name Niklaus. Niklaus originates from the Greek name Nikolaos, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Nikolaos also bore the common English name Nicholas. Kai is much more modern than it’s other variant […]
Meaning: Warrior Koa Tree Origin: Hawaiian Courageous, Astute, Razor-Sharp The Hammerhead Koa is a type of flowering tree which grows in the Hawaiian Islands, but it also a super strong and artful name, meaning ‘Warrior’. Koa is a great alternative to the more popular Noah or Chloe. It also reminds me of fashionable, cultured gems […]
Meaning: Wind Origin: Hawaiian Graceful, Needed, Passionate The Scientist The Hawaiian name Makani is stunning and powerful. It means ‘Wind’. Makani blends nicely with names Ciara, Navarra, Katalini and Marrakai. Inspired by reality TV star Makani Nalu (born as Natalie Paul), who competed in Stranded With A Million Dollars and Naked and Afraid.
Meaning: Oleander Everlasting Love Origin: Hawaiian Flowing, Youthful, Gracious The Dolphin Oliana is a Hawaiian name that derives from the Oleander plant. The Oleander plant is evergreen and symbolizes everlasting love, hence the meaning of this name. Oliana is a beautiful name, nicknames abound with Ollie, Ana and Lia all being top options. It is […]
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.