Alpine Names German Names Nordic Names

Annagret

Meaning: Pearl of Grace Origin: Swiss German Danish Swedish Graceful, Peppy, Forgiving The Owl This Swiss/German name is an absolute stunner, with a beautiful meaning as well ‘Pearl of Grace’. Talk about a light, bright and shining name for your little one. It derives from Anna (from Hebrew Hannah) – meaning ‘Grace’, and Margaret – […]

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Celtic Names Hebrew Names

Elan

Meaning: Oak Tree Friendly The Bright and Shining One Origin: Hebrew American Indian Welsh Dedicated, Proud, Laughing The Olympian The name Elan has varied origins and meanings, which only makes all the more endearing. Firstly it is known to be a Hebrew name which means ‘Oak Tree’. In Hebrew it is used primarily for boys. […]

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English Names

Eleanor

Meaning: God is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: English Jovial, Unique, Magnetic The Urbanite Eleanor is a medieval royal name that derives from Alienor, meaning is ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. This name came into popularity through Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was married, firstly to King Louis VII […]

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Oceanic Names

Elenoa

Meaning: Good is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: Fijian Tongan Clever, Proud, Performer The Flame The Oceanic name Elenoa is cultured and strong, but so sweet sounding as well. It derives from Eleanor and means ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. Chernoa, Koa, Elta, Oliana, Halitreia and Ottilie are reminiscent […]

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Oceanic Names

Kelera

Meaning: Illustrious One Origin: Fijian Transparent, Bright, Bashful The Bat Kelera is a Fijian name, pronounced kel-AIR-ah. Reminiscent of French name Allaira, and Greek Hera, Kelera is fresh and raw with a lively feeling. Nicknames such as Keli can be sweet, but I find it loveliest in its full form.

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German Names

Leni

Meaning: Bright and Shining Light Torch Origin: German Luminous, Generous, Record Breaker The Fairy The German name Leni (leh-nee) means ‘Bright and Shining Light’ or ‘Torch’. It is a diminutive of Elena – from Helen. I love this name and the fresh lease of life it’s given to the dated Lenny. Its uniquely spelled variant […]

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Latin Names

Lucas

Meaning: Light Wolf Origin: Latin Skilful, Empathique, Beautiful The Wolf The name Lucas means ‘Light’, a strong and masculine name that can be easily shortened to Luke. This Latin name is widely used in the English, Portuguese and Spanish language. It hails from the name Luke, which can be linked to the Greek name Loukas, […]

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Italian Names

Lucia

Meaning: Light Origin: Italian Deep, Forward, Diverse The Tansy Lucia (pronounced either as loo-SEE-ah or loo-CHEE-ah) is a variant of the Latin name Lucius meaning ‘Light’. This also means it is directly related to other popular names Luke and Lucas. Lucia is very fashionable, with strapping nicknames such as Lucy and Sia, you can’t go […]

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English Names

Luke

Meaning: Light Origin: English Reliable, Golden, Shield The Winged-Ox Luke is an English diminutive of the Latin name: Lucas, or Greek name: Loukas. They ultimately derive from Latin Lucius, meaning ‘Light’, ‘Light Giver’, or ‘Born at Dawn’. I do particularly like variations Luc (Welsh), Luca, Lucia and Lucania (Italian). Luke is the author of the […]

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Arabic Names Asia South Names Asia West Names Low Lands Names

Noor

Meaning: Light Bright and Shining One God is my Light Origin: Arabic Persian Indian Pakistani Dutch Meaningful, Diligent, Happy The Ruler The name Noor a gender neutral name which means ‘Light’. It was the name of Queen Noor of Jordan, a wife of King Hussein. It is also known to be a Dutch diminutive of […]

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Arabic Names

Nura

Meaning: Light Origin: Arabic Free, Lofty, Ever Present The Swimmer The Arabic name Nura is a variation of the name Nur and means ‘Light’. it is also known to be spelled Noora. There was a Queen Noor of Jordan, wife of King Hussein. Nura is fresh and fits the bill at present. It blends well […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

Sapphire

Meaning: Blue Stone Sacred to Saturn Origin: English Hebrew Clear Minded, Visionary, Slinky The Picasso Sapphire is an English and Hebrew word name. It derives from the Hebrew names Sapir and Safira, and is the name of a blue gemstone, the birthstone of September. I love that Sapphire ends in ‘fire’, fit for a person […]

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Hebrew Names

Uri

Meaning: My Light Origin: Hebrew Strong, Diligent, Tan The Wolf Uri is a Hebrew name which means ‘My Light’, it is referenced in the Bible as one of the sons of Hur, who, according to the Jewish Talmud, is the son of Miriam (and nephew of Moses). He is also the father of Bezalel who […]

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