Baltic Names

Daina

Meaning: Song Origin: Latvian Lithuanian Swift, Loved, Memorable The Rockstar The Baltic name Daina is a fresh and beautiful treasure that means ‘Song’. Names like Lyra, Meike, Emmera, Denara, Olya, Ceili, Sele, Svea and Lilla remind me of Daina.

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English Names

Kestrel

Meaning:RattleOrigin:English Fair, Luminous, Gifted The Soaring Bird The meaning of the name Kestrel is “Rattle”.  Kestrel is the name of certain breeds of Falcon (also a cool name BTW) it derives from the French word crecelle which means ‘rattle’ and was given this name to reflect the sound of it’s cry. Kestrel has some very […]

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Greek Names Nordic Names

Lura

Meaning: Lyre – Lyrical Farmstead or Trough Origin: Greek Norwegian Creative, Fun, Spiritual The Flying Fox The name Lura is a Greek name, it is also the root word of which Lyre (the harp-like musical instrument) comes from. Lura is also a Norwegian name which means ‘Farmstead’, ‘Trough’ or ‘Bay’. I love that Lura is […]

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Greek Names

Lyra

Meaning: Lyre Lyrical Origin: Greek Gold, Summer Loving, Helpful The Mermaid The Greek name Lyra comes from the musical instrument the Lyre, it can also mean ‘Lyrical’. For those that love astrology, there is a small constellation named Lyra (or Lyre of Orpheus) that was founded by Ptolemy. Lyras’ imagery on star charts was often […]

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Greek Names

Lyris

Meaning: Lyre Lyrical Origin: Greek Willowy, Flowing, Melodic The Canary The Greek name Lyris is a fashionable gem, and beautiful alternative for Iris. It means ‘Lyre’ or ‘Lyrical’ and would be swell on a little singer. Lyris has two stylish variations, being Lura and Lyra – and I honestly can’t choose between which of the […]

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English Names Latin Names Nordic Names

Piper

Meaning: Pepper Pipe Player Origin: English Latin Romanian Scandinavian Darling, Lively, Fervent The Red Herring The meaning of the name Piper is “Pepper” or “Pipe Player”. As described in our post on the name Pepper, Piper is a Latin word used for the Black Pepper Vine, but is also an English/Romanian/Scandinavian surname used for someone who plays […]

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English Names

Wren

Meaning: Songbird Origin: English Inspiring, Spiritual, Mysterious The Crystal The name Wren is such a winner, being English and meaning ‘Songbird’ it could belong to any sex. Wren reminds me of names like Fenna, Robin, Rinn and Brenna.

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