Spanish Names

Cisco

Meaning: Frenchman Origin: Spanish Modest, Candid, Profound The Comic Cisco is a Spanish contraction of the name Francisco, meaning ‘Frenchman’. It also has the cool nickname option of Chico! More variations of Francisco are the original Latin – Franciscus, French – Francis and Italian – Franco. Cisco has that coveted ‘O’ ending that everyone seems […]

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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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Nordic Names

Niilo

Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: Finnish Clean, Caring, Talented The Rhino Niilo, like seriously, how cool is this! Pronounced as NEE-lo, this name derives from the Swedish Nighils – from Nicholas, meaning ‘Victory of the People’. Niilo blends in well with other modern options such as Harlow, Otto, Arlo and Yvo, because of its […]

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Italian Names

Santo

Meaning: Saint Origin: Italian Fresh, Powerful, Nocturnal The Owl Italian name Santo is uber mod with its popular ‘O’ ending. Meaning ‘Saint’ is a happy bonus. Italian variant Santina is also a candidate for an alternative hit. Other variations include the Spanish – Sancia, Sancha and Santos.

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Nordic Names Slavic Names

Sisko

Meaning: Sister Frenchman Victorious Protector Origin: Finnish Slovene Croatian Humble, Truthful, Heartfelt The Beautiful Mind Although Sisko is traditionally a Finnish girls name meaning ‘Sister’, it is still remarkably fashionable on a boy. It is also a Slovenian diminutive of Fransisko, from Francis, meaning Frenchman’. Alternatively it is the short form of Croatian Sismundo, from […]

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Slavic Names

Vlado

Meaning: Great Ruler Origin: Slavic – Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Bulgarian and Macedonian Suave, Inviting, Resolute The Boss Vlado is the short form of Vladimir, meaning ‘Great Ruler’. Vladimir derives from root words: vladeti Rule meru Great Vlado is a fantastic choice for a modern name as it has deep roots and a significant cultural […]

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Names from the Low Lands

Yvo

Meaning: Yew Origin: Dutch Confident, Visionary, Nature-Lover The Woodsman Yvo is a beautiful name (pronounced EE-voh), I would have loved to use on one of my own children. It has solid roots, yet sound modern and effervescent. Yvo is a variation of the German name Ivo and a relative of French name Yves. They mean […]

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