Nordic Names

Ilisi

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Greenlandic Perfect, Treasured, Elegant The Favourite The name Ilisi (ill-EE-see) is from Greenland. It is the shortened form of Ilisipat, a counterpart to the English Elizabeth. The possibility of nickname Lisi (Leecy) is an adorable addition. When I discovered this beautiful Greenlandic gem, I almost wished I was having another […]

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Arabic Names

Imra

Meaning: Power & Prosperity Origin Arabic Artistic, Scholar, In Vogue The Student Abroad Imra is thought to be an Arabic name which means ‘Power’ and ‘Prosperity’. It is simple yet eloquent with a cultured feel to it. Imra is reminiscent of Emmera, a German name which means ‘Universal Power’. It also reminds me of names […]

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Asia East Names Mythological Names

Inari

Meaning: Prosperity Origin: Japanese Alluring, Dexterous, Serene The Kami Inari is a Japanese Kami (a spirit worshipped in Shinto, Japan), Inari represents industry, success, fertility, agriculture, foxes, tea, rice and sake. General prosperity. I love this as a name, and it has awesome nickname capabilities, such as: Nari, Narz or Innie. Fits nicely with similar […]

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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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Hebrew Names

Isaac

Meaning: Laughter Origin: Hebrew Happy, Blessed, Kind The Example Isaac has always been a favourite of mine, it is Hebrew and means ‘Laughter’. In the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Jacob – whose children became the 12 tribes of Israel. Nicknames could include Ise, Ike, Izzy or […]

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English Names

Ives

Meaning: Yew Origin: English Calm, Happy, Humorous The Otter Ives is the English version of the French name Yves, from Ivo/Yvo, meaning ‘Yew’. Yew wood is known for being used in archery to make bows. Saint Ives (or Ivo), known as the advocate of the poor, was a Breton priest from the Middle Ages. He […]

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English Names

Ivy

Meaning: Faithful Origin: English Cheerful, Comical, Magnetic The Rising Star The English name Ivy is the same as that of the climbing, and sometimes poisonous plant. It’s meaning comes from the ancient Greeks who would give Ivy wreaths at weddings to the bride to symbolise faithfulness within their marriage. Ivy is a great, green nature […]

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