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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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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German Names Latin Names Low Lands Names

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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Italian Names Slavic Names

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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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 Spanish Names

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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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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Italian Names Latin Names Spanish Names

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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Spanish Names

Xoana

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Spanish Eclectic, Bright, Bubbly The Lioness Xoana is a Galician name, which is a region in Spain, it is also a variant of Jane – from John, meaning ‘God is Gracious”. Xoana is pronounced HUA-nah or zo-AR-nah, which opens it up to some excellent nickname options; such as Zo, Ana […]

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