Greek Names

Amiriani

Meaning:HamletOrigin:Greek Musical, Decisive, Hawk Eyed The Peregrine The Greek name Amiriani is that of a small human settlement, or hamlet, in Evrytania in Greece. It means ‘Hamlet’. Amiriani is the epitome of an elegant and couture name. It screams excellence and celebrity. Amiriani blends well with names such as Valentina, Illiani, Miracella, Makani and Gemini.

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Greek Names

Anaxandros

Meaning: Master of Man Origin: Greek Enduring, Hardy, Skilled The Unipeg Anaxandros is a form of the Greek name Anaxandridas. King Anaxandros (or Anaxander) was a King of Sparta and son of King Eurycratides. This name derives from root words: anax Master/Lord andros Of a Man You can shorten Anaxandros to some pretty suave alternatives […]

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Andreas

Meaning: Man Origin: Greek Latin Protective, Caring, Deep Thinker The Orca The Greek and Latin name Andreas is the original moniker which spawned the ever popular English version – Andrew. Both mean ‘ Man’ and have a confident air about them. Andreas could easily be shortened to Andy, just as Andrew does. It could also […]

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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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German Names Low Lands Names

Annelies

Meaning: Grace Pledged to God Origin: German Dutch Effervescent, Polite, Nonchalant The Chamois Annelies (pronounced ANNA-LEASE) is a German/Dutch variant of Anneliese (ANNA-lisa). They derive from names Anna – from Hannah, meaning ‘Grace’, and Liese – from Elizabeth, meaning ‘Pledged to God’. Anne Franks full name was Annelies Marie Frank, she was a Jewish German […]

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French Names

Astoria

Meaning: Hawk-like Origin: French Dreamy, Breezy, Adored The Glider Astoria is a variation of the Surname Astor, which means ‘Hawk-like’, it hails from southeastern Frances Occitanie region. I really enjoy this names inspiring animalistic meaning, much like Ylva – ‘Wolf’ and Jonah – ‘Dove’. Astoria can be shortened to Story, a name in its own […]

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Astraea

Meaning: Star Origin: Greek Latin Lover, Fighter, Fulfilling The Mermaid Astraea is a Latinized Greek mythological name which means ‘Star’, it derives from Aster. Astraea was the goddess of Justice and Innocence, but she found a new home among the stars as Virgo (the constellation) when she left the world. Astraea has a feminine ring […]

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Latin Names Low Lands Names Slavic Names

Augustus

Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Latin Dutch Slavic Prominent, Generous, Decent The Teacher The meaning of the name Augustus is “Venerable” or “Great, the increaser”. And it has uber cool nicknames Auggie and Gus.  Caesar Augustus the Roman Emperor, was actually Julius Caesars maternal great-nephew, named Gaius Octavius Thurinus. When Julius was assassinated, he named Octavius his […]

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Latin Names

Aurelius

Meaning:GoldenOrigin:Latin Wise, Fresh, Youthful The Chieftain The meaning of the name Aurelius is “Golden”. This Latin name became famous through the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. One of his great quotes reads “Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Elle McPherson also […]

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Alpine Names Hungarian Names

Babetta

Meaning: Pledged to God Foreign Origin: Swiss Hungarian Eclectic, Fierce, Lively The Performer The Swiss and Hungarian name Babetta is a variant of the French Babette – ultimately they derive from Elizabeth and/or Barbara. Elizabeth means ‘Pledged to God’, and Barbara means ‘Foreign’. Babetta could have so many sweet short forms, such as Babs, Baby […]

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Italian Names

Belladonna

Meaning: Beautiful Lady Origin: Italian Junoesque, Feminine, Opulent The Firefly The meaning of the name Belladonna is “Beautiful Lady”. An Italian name literally translated: Bella-Beautiful and Donna-Woman. This name is the epitome of femininity in my eyes and oozes charisma. I also adore the nickname possibilities, that have totally different styles depending on the character of […]

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Hebrew Names

Benjamin

Meaning: Son of the South Son of the Right Hand Origin: Hebrew Fast, Fierce, Founder The Southpaw Benjamin is a Hebrew name which derives from root words: ben Son yamin South or Right Hand This gives Benjamin the meaning ‘Son of ther South’ or ‘Son of the Right Hand’. In the old testament of the […]

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Spanish Names

Clariana

Meaning: Forest Clearing Origin: Catalan Bright, Energetic, Festive The Choirgirl Clariana is a Spanish name, particularly Catalan. It means ‘Forest Clearing’, and is the name of a district – Clariana da Cardener – in El Solsonès, Spain. This name is fresh, vibrant and underused. Reminiscent of Viviana, Gloriana and Liliana, this name oozes culture, confidence […]

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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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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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Modern American Names

Evolet

Meaning:The Promise of LifeOrigin:English – Created Clever, Playful, Decisive The Doctor The English name Evolet was created for the film 10,000 BC – in the movie they say that the name means ‘The Promise of Life’. Even though this name is created, it is stunning and is at home with other popular names such as […]

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Greek Names

Evrytania

Meaning:Thriving WaterwaysOrigin:Greek Kind, Thoughtful, Ever Dancing Eden The name Evrytania is a Greek name which means ‘Thriving Waterways’. It us also the name of an alpine region in central Greece, is capital being Karpenisi. I love this shortened to Ev, and I think she fits well with Silvretta (Silvie – and also alpine), Astoria (Story […]

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German Names

Frederick

Meaning: Peaceful Ruler Origin: German Prussian Classic, Charming Involving The Chief The name Frederick means ‘Peaceful Ruler’, deriving from root words: frid Peace ric Ruler Frederick was the name of many Prussian royals, including Frederick the Great (also known as The Old Fritz – this is the best!). He was exceedingly modern for his time, […]

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French Names

Gabrielle

Meaning: God is my Strength Origin: French Poised, Cultured, Fluid The Angel The French name Gabrielle derives directly from the Hebrew name Gabriel, they mean ‘God is my Strength’ or ‘Hero of God’. Gabrielle can be shortened to Gabby, Brielle or Bree – all quite modern and popular options. Gabrielle speaks to me as an […]

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French Names

Georgette

Meaning: Farmer Origin: French Talented, Artistic, Pretty The Singer Georgette is a French name, a variant of George which means ‘Farmer’. Two other fresh variations of George are Georgeah and Georgini, and there is of course is the more common Georgia. Georgette reminds me of elegant and cultured names like Gabrielle, Marcella and Oliana.

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Latin Names

Gloriana

Meaning: Glory Origin: Latin Joyful, Tasteful, Artistic The Poet The meaning of the name Gloriana is “Glory”. It is an elongation of the Latin name Gloria and was first used in the poem ‘The Faerie Queen’. Gloriana is beautiful and blends well with Belladonna, Anamaria and Gabriella. This name was inspired by Jane Gloriana Villanueva […]

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Halitreia

Meaning: From the Three Seas Origin: Created – Latin Roots Ethereal, Mysterious, Patriotic The Mermaid The meaning of the name Halitreia is “From the 3 seas”. A created name from Latin root words: hali Sea tria Three I have chosen this as my Australia Day name as Australia is an island continent with every state (excluding […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Henderson

Meaning: Home Ruler Origin: Scottish English Prompt, Sweet, Wise The Investor The Scottish and English name Henderson is a variation of the original name Heinrich – which bore the ever popular Henry and Harry. They all mean ‘Home Ruler’. Henderson began as a surname to denote someone who was the ‘son of Henry/Hendry‘. Henderson reminds […]

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Latin Names Mythological Names

January

Meaning: Archway Of Janus Origin: Latin Eager, Swift, Piercing The Arctic Wolf The names January has Latin origins, it derives from the god Janus, whose name means ‘Archway’. Janus was the god of new beginnings in Roman mythology. In Latin it is spelled Ianuarius and in Old French is Janvier. The Portuguese version is Janeiro […]

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Hebrew Names

Jeremiah

Meaning: God will Exalt Origin: Hebrew Inquisitive, Caring, Guarded The Wall The name Jeremiah derives from the original Hebrew name Yirmiyahu, which means ‘God will Exalt’. Jeremiah is known for being a famous prophet in the old testament of the bible. There is a whole book named after him. Jeremiah sits nicely with sibling names […]

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Johanna

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Dutch German Latin Vivacious, Light-Hearted, Effervescent The Seahorse Johanna is a variation of the name John, meaning ‘God is Gracious‘. In countries such as Sweden and Germany this name is commonly pronounced with a Y sound at the start. Nicknames such as Joey, Jo, Hannah and Anna are all sweet […]

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Asia West Names

Julitta

Meaning: Downy-Bearded Devoted to Jupiter Origin: Turkish Smooth, Aware, Brilliant The Gold Star The Turkish name Julitta derives directly from Julius. Julius/Julitta has two purported meanings. The first is that they derive from Latin Ioulios, which means ‘Downy-Bearded’. The second possible heritage is in Greek mythology, deriving from Jovilius – meaning ‘Devoted to Jupiter’. Julitta reminds […]

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Hungarian Names

Katalini

Meaning: Pure Origin: Created – Hungarian roots Creative, Determined, Kind The Animal Lover This name is a version of English Catherine, meaning Pure. They both derive from Greek ‘Εκατερινη, which which is thought to have come from the Greek goddess Hecate, the goddess of spells, graveyards and tombs, demons, crossroads, and the underworld. In early Christian […]

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Latin Names

Maccius

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latin Nautical, Conqueror, Social The Shark Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us or mark-ee-us) is an Old Roman name which is a derivative of Matthew. It was made famous by Titus Maccius Plautus, a comedic Roman playwrite, known simply as ‘Plautus’. He is noted for being the Father of Comedy. Maccius is the […]

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French Names

Madelaine

Meaning: Tower Origin: French Athletic, Urbane, Deft The Graceful One Madelaine derives from the original Biblical name Magdalene which means ‘Person from Magdala’. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of Madelaine is ‘Tower’. Madelaine is a French gem with appealing spelling. Similar long names include Magdalena, Gabrielle, Margaretta and Harriet.

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Magdalena

Meaning: Tower Origin: Greek Czech Spanish Polish Alluring, Elegant, Empathique The Free Bird The name Magdalena derives from the term Magdalene, which refers to people from the town of Magdala. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of this name is ‘Tower’. Magdalena originates from Greece, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Poland (but it is used by […]

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Hebrew Names

Maialen

Meaning: Tower Origin: Hebrew Leader, Fresh Faced, Love The Trendsetter The Hebrew name Maialen, is a variation of Magdalene. Magdalene means ‘From Magdala’ the town, and Magdala means ‘Tower’. It can be pronounced as either m-EYE-ah-len or MAY-ah-len, and I honestly can’t choose which I prefer better. I am partial to variant spelling of Maialin, […]

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Italian Names Mythological Names

Marcella

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: Italian Serene, Svelte, Willowy The Reed Marcella is the Italian feminine variant of Marcello, deriving from Latin – Marcus and English – Mark. All of these names stem from the Roman god Mars, and mean ‘god of War‘ or ‘Warlike’. Nicknames such as Marcy and Ella are a given. […]

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Greek Names

Margaretta

Meaning: Pearl Origin: Greek Elegant, Cultured, Serene The Masterpiece The name Margaretta is a Greek variation of the French Marguerite, German Margarethe and of course the English Margaret. All of which emerged from the original Latin Margarita meaning ‘Pearl’. Sweet shortened forms include Gretta or Maretta, the later sounding delicate, refined and oozing ethnicity. Similar […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Maverick

Meaning: Gallant Hero Origin: English Irish Welsh Bold, Fashionable, Un-conformed The Mustang The name Maverick is a word name that means ‘Gallant Hero’. Maverick is a English/Celtic name, that I totally adore, it has been one of my favourites for a while now. I particularly love it as an option for a girl after hearing […]

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Milana

Meaning: Sweet and Beloved Gracious Inner Sanctuary Origin: Russian Czech Italian Fashionable, Deep, Sultry The one who dances in the rain The name Milana has three potential origins and meanings. The first being from Russia, and meaning ‘Sweet and Beloved’. Secondly it could be originally Czech and mean ‘Gracious’. The third is that it derives […]

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English Names

Mulberry

Meaning:SensuousOrigin:English Generous, Athletic, Well Spoken The Nanny The meaning of the name Mulberry is “Sensuous”.  Mulberry is a nature name, being that of a tree and the berry that it produces. A new age ‘hippiesque’ name that is organic and free spirited with classic roots. The nickname Molly makes it very useable. Mulberry comes from […]

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Spanish Names

Navarra

Meaning: Brownish Plain Near the Mountains Origin: Basque Composed, Balanced, Cultured The Kite Meaning of the name Navarra: “Brownish” used to depict the landscape contrast of Navarre in the Basque region of Spain, as opposed to the green Mountainous regions. Other known meanings include “Plain near the mountains” or “Basque-speaking person” Referenced from Kingdom of Navarre: There are two […]

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Italian Names

Niccolo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Italian Wise, Tall, Powerful The Seal Noccolò is a variation of the name Nicola (from Nikolaos) and means ‘Victory of the People’ or ‘People’s Champion’. It is known for belonging to a 16th century, Florentine Philosopher – Niccolò Machiavelli. Niccolò has a charm to it, it feels fresh and […]

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English Names

Nicholas

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: English Intrepid, Daring, Welcoming The Champion Nicholas is the English variant of the original Greek name Nikolaos. The real man behind Santa Clause is Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, or Nicholas of Bari. Obeying Jesus teaching to sell up all you have and give it to the […]

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Greek Names

Nikolaos

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Greek Valiant, Bold, Embracing The Staff Nikolaos is a Greek name which derives from root words: Nikē Victory Laos People The meaning of Nikolaos is therefore ‘Victory of the People’, or some paraphrase to ‘People’s Champion’. Nikolaos of Myram is also known as Nicholas of Bari, or Saint Nicholas. […]

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Oceanic Names

Oliana

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 […]

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Italian Names

Perretta

Meaning: Rock Origin: Italian Fanciful, Fluid, with Fire in her eyes The Wolf Perretta is an Italian variant of Peter, thus meaning ‘Rock’. It is long and elegant, but can foster chic nicknames Perry and Etta which make it quite versatile. Perretta blends with names like Isabella, Marcella, Juliet and Marietta.

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Santana

Meaning: Saint Anne Origin: Spanish Portuguese Brazilian Italian Zestful, Lucid, Radiant The Traveller The meaning of the name Santana is “Saint Anne” or “Saint like”. This name originates from Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Italy. If you’re really intrepid you could shorten to ‘Santi’ which has a nice ring to it. Santana reminds me of Sicilia, Sorrentina […]

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Santina

Meaning: Saint, Sacred Origin: Italian, Latin, Spanish Discerning, Melodious, Dancer The Lyrebird Santina derives from the Latin “Sanctus” and is a variation of the name Sancia. Traditionally a feminine name, its masculine variants being Santo/Santino in Italian, or Santos/Sancho in Spanish. Similar names include Sefina, Santana, Rimini and Marina.

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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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Latin Names

September

Meaning: Seven Origin: Latin Inspired, Challenging, Clued In The Feline The Latin name September means ‘Seven’. Originally it was the name for the seventh month in the Roman calendar, it is now used for our ninth month, after January and February were added to the initial ten month year in around 700 BC. September is […]

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Greek Names

Spartacus

Meaning:From SpartaOrigin:Greek Relaxed, Content, Broody Mr Someday The ancient Greek name Spartacus means ‘From Sparta’. Spartacus was a famous gladiator from Thrace, who was part of a revolt of slaves that rose up against the Romans. Spartacus reminds me of names like Anaxandros, Thorald, Nikolaos, Titus, Maccius and Agron.

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Stellavera

Meaning: Fate Trust in the Stars Origin: Italian German Dutch Fair, Hard Working, Kind The Maiden The name Stellavera is an amalgamation of names Stella and Vera – combined their meaning is ‘Fate’ or ‘Trust in the Stars’. Stellavera has so much to offer its person; it has an elegant and wise countenance, plus it […]

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English Names

Tennyson

Meaning: Son of Dennis Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English Hopeful, Burnished, Clever The Innocent Tennyson denotes someone as the son of Tenny – the medieval form of Dennis. The name Dennis itself derives from Dionysus, meaning ‘Child of Heaven and Earth’. Tennyson is a cool country name, which evokes a feeling of dusty […]

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Asia West Names Greek Names

Thyatira

Meaning: Castle of the Goddess The Smell of Suffering Origin Lydian Greek Fair, Kind, Glorious The Motorcycle Rider The name Thyatira is the name of an Ancient Greek city in Asia Minor that is mentioned in the Bible. There are a few different proposed meanings and origins for this name. One is that it is […]

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Latin Names

Victoriana

Meaning:VictoryOrigin:Latin Chill, Meek, Dancer The Flower Child The Latin name Victoriana means ‘Victory’. It is a variation of Victorianus, from Victor – the original name. Victoriana is long and elegant, it reminds me of Viviana, Anamaria and Margaretta.

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Viviana

Meaning: Life Origin: Latin Italian Spanish Praised, Athletic, Quirky The Dancer The name Viviana is a vivacious choice which means ‘Life’. It derives from Latin root word: vivus Alive Viviana reminds me of names Liliana, Anamaria and Clariana. But if you are specifically looking for ‘V’ names; Vissi, Vokki or Velta may be of interest.

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