Celtic Names

Cedric

Meaning: Love Origin: Brythonic Benevolent, Engaging, Deep-Thinker The Owl The name Cedric was actually invented by an author, Sir Walter Scott, and was used in his novel Ivanhoe. It is suspected that he based the name on the Celtic Cerdic, which derives from Caratacos, meaning ‘Love’. I really enjoy nickname option Ced, and its similarities […]

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Hebrew Names

David

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Hebrew Smart, Genuine, Funny The Wolf The name David hails from the original Hebrew name Dawid, meaning ‘Beloved’. It can be pronounced either DAY-vid or da-VEED. David was a character in the old testament of the Bible, he was a shepherd boy who became one of Israel’s greatest kings. David was the […]

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Italian Names

Davide

Meaning:BelovedOrigin:Italian Refined, Discerning, Distinct The Egret The meaning of the name Davide is “Beloved”, and is an Italian feminine version of the name David. Pronounced as dah-VEED or dah-VEE-dah, it comes with trendy nicknames Davvy or Edie. Davide is reminiscent of Thomasina, Jytte and Lucia.

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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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Nordic Names

Taavetti

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Finnish Whimsical, Frolicsome, Relaxed The Flower Taavetti is a Finnish form of David, meaning ‘Beloved’. I really enjoy this name, it has a energetic feel and invokes images of a barefoot wayfarer, content in her self love. Taavetti reminds me of names Silvretta, Sashi and Rimini.

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