English Names

Alfie

Meaning: Elf Guide Origin: English Charismatic, Joyful, Adventurous The Hiker The English name Alfie is a diminutive of Alfred, meaning ‘Elf Guide’. Alfie is quite popular at the minute and has some strong brother names in Archie, Charlie and Ollie. This name seems like a free spirit, one who loves the outdoors and has a […]

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English Names

Alfred

Meaning: Elf Guide Origin: English Conqueror, Flourishing, Operator The Sage The name Alfred is English with further English roots. It derives from Aelfraed meaning ‘Elf Guide’, and can also be spelled Alvred. Despite its magical and mythical meaning, it is also a royal name, being that of Alfred the Great King of Wessex and Alfred […]

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English Names

Briar

Meaning: Thorned Shrub Origin: English Courageous, Attractive, Determined The Kestrel The meaning of the name Briar is “Thorned Shrub”. An English name made famous by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, in which the beauty’s real name was ‘Briar Rose’. I can imagine this name on a modern day flower child, it reminds me […]

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Hungarian Names

Csilla

Meaning: Star Origin: Hungarian Meticulous, Beautiful, Strong The Image The ethereal Hungarian name Csilla (pronounced CHEE-la) means ‘Star’ and derives from the original name Csillag. Interestingly, Csilla is also the name of a planet in Star Wars, although it is primarily pronounced TSILL-ah. Csilla reminds me of names Cilka, Suni, Chebec and Suki.

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Celtic Names

Guin

Meaning: White Phantom Origin: Welsh Polite, Fair, Willowy The Queen The welsh name Guin (pronounced GWIN) is a diminutive of Guinevere and means ‘White Phantom’. This name comes from Arthurian literature and was famous for being the name of King Arthur’s wife. Guin reminds me of rhyming name Quinn. It has other variants that are […]

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French Names

Talon

Meaning:ClawOrigin:French Refreshing, Fine, Cool The Rainmaker The modern French name Talon is a word name which means ‘claw’. It is used in language to describe the sharp claws on prey birds. The word comes form the Latin root word: talus Anklebone Talon has been used for many fantasy characters, my inspiration came from the main […]

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